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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052523/longitudinal-study-of-staphylococcus-aureus-colonization-and-infection-in-a-cohort-of-swine-veterinarians-in-the-united-states
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Jisun Sun, My Yang, Srinand Sreevatsan, Jeffrey B Bender, Randall S Singer, Todd P Knutson, Douglas G Marthaler, Peter R Davies
BACKGROUND: People working with pigs are at elevated risk of harboring methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in their nose, which is attributable to occupational exposure to animals harboring livestock adapted S. aureus. To obtain insight into the biological nature of occupationally related nasal culture positivity, we conducted a longitudinal study of 66 swine veterinarians in the USA. METHODS: The study cohort resided in 15 US states and worked predominantly with swine...
October 19, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042801/investigating-a-rare-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-strain-first-description-of-genome-sequencing-and-molecular-characterization-of-cc15-mrsa
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Abiola C Senok, Ali M Somily, Peter Slickers, Muhabat A Raji, Ghada Garaween, Atef Shibl, Stefan Monecke, Ralf Ehricht
PURPOSE: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC15 strains (CC15-MRSA) have only been sporadically described in literature. This study was carried out to describe the genetic make-up for this rare MRSA strain. METHODS: Four CC15-MRSA isolates collected in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, between 2013 and 2014 were studied. Two isolates were from clinical infection and 2 from retail meat products. Whole genome sequencing was carried out using Illumina HiSeq2500 genome analyzer...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039719/resistance-in-in-vitro-selected-tigecycline-resistant-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-sequence-type-5-is-driven-by-mutations-in-mepr-and-mepa-genes
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Andrei Nicoli Gebieluca Dabul, Juliana Sposto Avaca-Crusca, Daria Van Tyne, Michael S Gilmore, Ilana Lopes Baratella Cunha Camargo
A tigecycline-susceptible (TGC-S) Sequence Type (ST) 5 clinical methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain was cultured in escalating levels of tigecycline, yielding mutants eightfold more resistant. Their genomes were sequenced to identify genetic alterations, resulting in resistance. Alterations in rpsJ, commonly related to tigecycline resistance, were also investigated. Tigecycline resistance was mediated by loss-of-function mutations in the transcriptional repressor mepR, resulting in derepression of the efflux pump mepA...
October 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026654/population-genetic-structuring-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-clone-emrsa-15-within-uk-reflects-patient-referral-patterns
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Tjibbe Donker, Sandra Reuter, James Scriberras, Rosy Reynolds, Nicholas M Brown, M Estée Török, Richard James, East Of England Microbiology Research Network, David M Aanensen, Stephen D Bentley, Matthew T G Holden, Julian Parkhill, Brian G Spratt, Sharon J Peacock, Edward J Feil, Hajo Grundmann
Antibiotic resistance forms a serious threat to the health of hospitalised patients, rendering otherwise treatable bacterial infections potentially life-threatening. A thorough understanding of the mechanisms by which resistance spreads between patients in different hospitals is required in order to design effective control strategies. We measured the differences between bacterial populations of 52 hospitals in the United Kingdom and Ireland, using whole-genome sequences from 1085 MRSA clonal complex 22 isolates collected between 1998 and 2012...
July 2017: Microbial Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977793/antibiotic-resistance-trends-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-in-kuwait-hospitals-2011-2015
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Edet Udo, Samar Boswihi
<br>The aim of this study was to determine antibiotic resistance trends and carriage of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) genetic elements in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated in Kuwait hospitals to ascertain whether they were healthcare-associated (HA-MRSA) or community-associated (CA-MRSA). <br> Materials (Subjects) and Methods<br>In total 6,922 MRSA isolates obtained from different clinical samples were tested for resistance to antibiotics, urease production and carriage of SCCmec elements...
October 4, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942758/identification-and-heterologous-expression-of-the-kocurin-biosynthetic-gene-cluster
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Luis Linares-Otoya, Virginia Linares-Otoya, Lizbeth Armas-Mantilla, Cyntia Blanco-Olano, Max Crüsemann, Mayar L Ganoza-Yupanqui, Julio Campos-Florian, Gabriele M König, Till F Schäberle
The antibiotically bioactive thiopeptide compound kocurin was identified in extracts from a newly isolated Kocuria rosea strain. The axenic strain was retrieved from a soil sample of the intertidal area at the Paracas National Park, Peru. The genetic basis of this promising natural product with activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains was revealed by comparative genome analysis of this new isolate and other reported thiopeptide producer strains. The functionality of the predicted gene locus was experimentally proven by heterologous expression in Streptomyces coelicolor M1146...
September 25, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938539/dissemination-of-macrolides-fusidic-acid-and-mupirocin-resistance-among-staphylococcus-aureus-clinical-isolates
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Xingmei Liu, Shanshan Deng, Jinwei Huang, Yaling Huang, Yu Zhang, Qin Yan, Yanhong Wang, Yanyue Li, Chengfu Sun, Xu Jia
As an increasingly common cause of skin infections worldwide, the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) across China has not been well documented. This literature aims to study the resistance profile to commonly used antibiotics, including macrolides, fusidic acid (FA) and mupirocin, and its relationship to the genetic typing in 34 S. aureus strains, including 6 methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), isolated from a Chinese hospital. The MIC results showed 27 (79.4%), 1 (2.9%) and 6 (17...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916003/genetic-diversity-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-wild-boars
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D Seinige, A Von Altrock, C Kehrenberg
We here report the occurrence of S. aureus in wild boars and characterize isolates genotypically and phenotypically in order to get knowledge about the occurrence of clonal lineages and genotypes in free-living wild animals. Forty-one S. aureus isolates obtained from 111 wild boars hunted in Lower Saxony, Germany, were investigated and compared to human and livestock isolates. The S. aureus belonged to multilocus sequence types ST1, ST7, ST30, ST133, ST425, ST804, ST890 and to the new ST3237, ST3238, ST3255 and ST3369...
October 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870171/evolution-of-mobile-genetic-element-composition-in-an-epidemic-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-temporal-changes-correlated-with-frequent-loss-and-gain-events
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Dorota Jamrozy, Francesc Coll, Alison E Mather, Simon R Harris, Ewan M Harrison, Alasdair MacGowan, Andreas Karas, Tony Elston, M Estée Török, Julian Parkhill, Sharon J Peacock
BACKGROUND: Horizontal transfer of mobile genetic elements (MGEs) that carry virulence and antimicrobial resistance genes mediates the evolution of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and the emergence of new MRSA clones. Most MRSA lineages show an association with specific MGEs and the evolution of MGE composition following clonal expansion has not been widely studied. RESULTS: We investigated the genomes of 1193 S. aureus bloodstream isolates, 1169 of which were MRSA, collected in the UK and the Republic of Ireland between 2001 and 2010...
September 4, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866692/frequency-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-panton-valentine-leukocidin-gene-in-staphylococcus-aureus-colonising-hiv-infected-patients
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Z Mohd-Zain, S F A Mohd-Nawi, A Adnan, S Kumar
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected patients pose a high risk of contracting skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Those who are colonized with methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) that carry Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) are predisposed to severe infections that could lead to necrotic skin infections. However the association of S. aureus specifically methicillin sensitive S. aureus carrying PVL gene in HIV patients has not been widely reported. Here, we study the prevalence and the molecular epidemiology of PVL-producing S...
August 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818651/genomic-characterization-of-a-paediatric-mrsa-outbreak-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Elisabetta Ugolotti, Eddi Di Marco, Roberto Bandettini, Roberto Biassoni
INTRODUCTION: Twelve strains of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated during a suspected outbreak in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit were analyzed by Whole Genome Sequence (WGS). AIM: To define the clonality of MRSA strains to a high discriminative power and to evaluate the presence of genetic determinants responsible for antibiotic resistance and for virulence. RESULTS: Ten out of 12 strains belonged to the MLST ST2625, while the other two were ST8...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807097/genotypic-characterization-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-pigs-and-retail-foods-in-china
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Wei Wang, Feng Liu, Zulqarnain Baloch, Cun Shan Zhang, Ke Ma, Zi Xin Peng, Shao Fei Yan, Yu Jie Hu, Xin Gan, Yin Ping Dong, Yao Bai, Feng Qin Li, Xiao Mein Yan, Ai Guo Ma, Jin Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the genotypic diversity of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from pigs and retail foods from different geographical areas in China and further to study the routes and rates of transmission of this pathogen from animals to food. METHODS: Seventy-one MRSA isolates were obtained from pigs and retail foods and then characterized by multi-locus sequencing typing (MLST), spa typing, multiple-locus variable number of tandem repeat analysis (MLVA), pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and antimicrobial susceptibility testing...
August 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798188/complete-genome-sequence-of-a-livestock-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-sequence-type-5-isolate-from-the-united-states
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Samantha J Hau, Darrell O Bayles, David P Alt, Timothy S Frana, Tracy L Nicholson
Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) may be the largest MRSA reservoir outside the hospital setting. One concern with LA-MRSA is the acquisition of novel mobile genetic elements by these isolates. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of a swine LA-MRSA sequence type 5 isolate from the United States.
August 10, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783429/characterization-of-livestock-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-cc398-and-mecc-positive-cc130-from-zoo-animals-in-the-united-kingdom
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Alessio Bortolami, Ranieri Verin, Julian Chantrey, Michela Corrò, Ian Ashpole, Javier Lopez, Dorina Timofte
Little is known about the characteristics and diseases associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in nondomestic animals. Four presumptive MRSA isolates, obtained from clinical (n = 3) and surveillance specimens (n = 1) from dwarf (Helogale parvula) and yellow mongooses (Cynictis penicillata) from a United Kingdom zoo, were analyzed by PCR for detection of mecA and mecC-mediated methicillin resistance, and virulence genes. Isolates were genotyped by multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) and spa sequence typing...
October 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760895/a-prospective-cohort-multicenter-study-of-molecular-epidemiology-and-phylogenomics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-nine-latin-american-countries
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Cesar A Arias, Jinnethe Reyes, Lina Paola Carvajal, Sandra Rincon, Lorena Diaz, Diana Panesso, Gabriel Ibarra, Rafael Rios, Jose M Munita, Mauro J Salles, Carlos Alvarez-Moreno, Jaime Labarca, Coralith Garcia, Carlos M Luna, Carlos Mejia-Villatoro, Jeannete Zurita, Manuel Guzman-Blanco, Eduardo Rodriguez-Noriega, Apurva Narechania, Laura J Rojas, Paul J Planet, George M Weinstock, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Carlos Seas
Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen causing a spectrum of diseases ranging from mild skin and soft tissue infections to life-threatening conditions. Bloodstream infections are particularly important, and the treatment approach is complicated by the presence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates. The emergence of new genetic lineages of MRSA has occurred in Latin America (LA) with the rise and dissemination of the community-associated USA300 Latin American variant (USA300-LV). Here, we prospectively characterized bloodstream MRSA recovered from selected hospitals in 9 Latin American countries...
October 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754460/virulence-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-bloodstream-infections-and-pneumonia-in-southern-poland
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Monika Pomorska-Wesołowska, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Monika Chlebowicz, Grzegorz Ziółkowski, Anna Szczypta, Joanna Natkaniec, Dorota Romaniszyn, Monika Pobiega, Mirosława Dzikowska, Lech Krawczyk, Joanna Kozioł, Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach
OBJECTIVES: Staphylococcus aureus remains the most important cause of infections in hospitals and long-term care facilities.The aim of this study was to analyse the resistance, virulence and the epidemiological and genetic relationship of SA from bloodstream infections and pneumonia from patients in Southern Poland. METHODS: All strains were tested using disk diffusion antimicrobial susceptibility methods. E-tests for vancomycin, teicoplanin, tygecycline, oxacillin, cefoxitin and penicillin were also performed...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748029/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-colonization-among-human-immunodeficient-virus-infected-outpatients-in-taiwan-oral-candida-colonization-as-a-comparator
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Chi-Jung Wu, Wen-Chien Ko, Mao-Wang Ho, Hsi-Hsun Lin, Yun-Liang Yang, Jiun-Nong Lin, I-Wen Huang, Hui-Ying Wang, Jui-Fen Lai, Yih-Ru Shiau, Li-Yun Hsieh, Hui-Ting Chen, Chih-Chao Lin, Wen-Li Chu, Hsiu-Jung Lo, Tsai-Ling Lauderdale
Human immuodeficency virus (HIV)-infected patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) have increased in recent years in Taiwan. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of and risk factors for nasal and oral S. aureus and MRSA colonization among contemporary HIV-infected populations. Clinical variables for S. aureus and MRSA colonization among HIV-infected outpatients from three hospitals were analyzed and compared with those for oral Candida colonization...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742812/broad-range-lytic-bacteriophages-that-kill-staphylococcus-aureus-local-field-strains
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Virginia Abatángelo, Natalia Peressutti Bacci, Carina A Boncompain, Ariel A Amadio, Soledad Carrasco, Cristian A Suárez, Héctor R Morbidoni
Staphylococcus aureus is a very successful opportunistic pathogen capable of causing a variety of diseases ranging from mild skin infections to life-threatening sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia. Its ability to display numerous virulence mechanisms matches its skill to display resistance to several antibiotics, including β-lactams, underscoring the fact that new anti-S. aureus drugs are urgently required. In this scenario, the utilization of lytic bacteriophages that kill bacteria in a genus -or even species- specific way, has become an attractive field of study...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736966/molecular-characterization-of-nasal-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-workers-of-an-automaker-company-in-southeast-iran
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Mohammad Hossein Sobhanipoor, Roya Ahmadrajabi, Afsaneh Karmostaji, Fereshteh Saffari
Colonization of methicillin resistant Staphylococccus aureus (MRSA) can occur more commonly in healthy people who live in close together or are in close physical contact with each other. Having knowledge about the molecular characteristics of these strains provides considerable discernment into the epidemiology of this important microorganism. A total of 806 nasal swabs were collected from healthy workers of an automaker company in the southeast of Iran and were analyzed to detect MRSA isolates. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST), spa typing, and detection of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) were performed...
October 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734506/phenotypic-and-genetic-characteristics-of-fluoroquinolone-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Antonio Moreno-Flores, Carmen Potel-Alvarellos, Susana Otero-Fernández, Maximiliano Álvarez-Fernández
INTRODUCTION: Fluoroquinolone resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has increased in recent years. The objective of this study was to characterise two MRSA populations, one susceptible to fluoroquinolones and other resistant identifying the clonal types and the differential characteristics of both MRSA populations. METHODS: Molecular typing using PFGE, MLST, spa and SSCmec was performed on 192 MRSA strains isolated from 2009 to 2011, 49 only oxacillin-resistant (OX-R) and 143 oxacillin and levofloxacin-resistant (OX-R-LEV-R)...
July 20, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
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