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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...
August 7, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760895/molecular-epidemiology-and-phylogenomics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-latin-america-a-prospective-cohort-multicenter-study-in-nine-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 are important pathogens 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 resistance among S. aureus isolates (MRSA). 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...
July 31, 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...
July 24, 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-Varela, 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 19, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733674/role-of-sccmec-type-in-resistance-to-the-synergistic-activity-of-oxacillin-and-cefoxitin-in-mrsa
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Nathalie T Reichmann, Mariana G Pinho
β-lactam antibiotics target penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) preventing peptidoglycan synthesis and this inhibition is circumvented in methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains through the expression of an additional PBP, named PBP2A. This enzyme is encoded by the mecA gene located within the Staphylococcal Chromosome Cassette mec (SCCmec) mobile genetic element, of which there are 12 types described to date. Previous investigations aimed at analysing the synergistic activity of two β-lactams, oxacillin and cefoxitin, found that SCCmec type IV community-acquired MRSA strains exhibited increased susceptibility to oxacillin in the presence of cefoxitin, while hospital-acquired MRSA strains were unaffected...
July 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701438/community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-literature-review-and-clinical-update
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REVIEW
Kassandra Loewen, Yoko Schreiber, Mike Kirlew, Natalie Bocking, Len Kelly
OBJECTIVE: To provide information on the prevalence and treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections and the distinction between community-associated MRSA and health care-associated MRSA. QUALITY OF EVIDENCE: The MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched from 2005 to 2016. Epidemiologic studies were summarized and the relevant treatment literature was based on level I evidence. MAIN MESSAGE: The incidence of community-associated MRSA infection is rising...
July 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691012/staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-colonization-differs-among-pig-lineages-and-is-associated-with-the-presence-of-other-staphylococcal-species
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Koen M Verstappen, Eveline Willems, Ad C Fluit, Birgitta Duim, Marc Martens, Jaap A Wagenaar
Staphylococcus aureus is a common colonizer in pigs, with methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in particular being a potential health risk to humans. To reduce the exposure to humans, the colonization in pigs should be reduced. The aim of this study was to quantitatively compare the susceptibility of pig lineages for S. aureus colonization, and if the absence of S. aureus could be associated with the presence or absence of other staphylococcal species. Nasal samples (n = 129) were obtained from seven different pig lineages in the Netherlands, France, and Germany...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679522/next-generation-sequence-analysis-reveals-methicillin-resistance-transfer-to-a-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-mssa-strain-that-subsequently-caused-a-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-outbreak-a-descriptive-study
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Veronica Weterings, Thijs Bosch, Sandra Witteveen, Fabian Landman, Leo Schouls, Jan Kluytmans
Resistance to methicillin in Staphylococcus aureus is primarily caused by the mecA gene, which is carried on a mobile genetic element: the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec). Horizontal transfer of this element is supposed to play an important factor in the emergence of new clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), but has been rarely observed in real-time.In 2012, an outbreak occurred involving a healthcare worker (HCW) and three patients all carrying a fusidic-acid resistant MRSA strain...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668467/identification-of-a-pvl-negative-sccmec-iva-sub-lineage-of-the-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-cc80-lineage-understanding-the-clonal-origin-of-ca-mrsa
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Sofie Marie Edslev, Henrik Torkil Westh, Paal Skytt Andersen, Robert Skov, Nobumichi Kobayashi, Mette Damkjær Bartels, Francois Vandenesh, Andreas Petersen, Peder Worning, Anders Rhod Larsen, Marc Stegger
OBJECTIVES: Community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) isolates belonging to clonal complex 80 (CC80) are recognized as the European CA-MRSA. The prevailing European CA-MRSA clone carries a type IVc staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) and expresses Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL). Recently, a significant increase of PVL-negative CC80 MRSA has been observed in Denmark. The aim of this study was to examine the genetics and the epidemiology of these, and to compare them to the European CA-MRSA clone in order to understand the emergence of PVL-negative CC80 MRSA...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667105/bacteriocins-of-non-aureus-staphylococci-isolated-from-bovine-milk
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Domonique A Carson, Herman W Barkema, Sohail Naushad, Jeroen De Buck
Non-aureus staphylococci (NAS), the bacteria most commonly isolated from the bovine udder, potentially protect the udder against infection by major mastitis pathogens due to bacteriocin production. In this study, we determined the inhibitory capability of 441 bovine NAS isolates (comprising 26 species) against bovine S. aureus Furthermore, inhibiting isolates were tested against a human methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolate using a cross-streaking method. We determined the presence of bacteriocin clusters in NAS whole genomes using genome mining tools, BLAST, and comparison of genomes of closely related inhibiting and non-inhibiting isolates and determined the genetic organization of any identified bacteriocin biosynthetic gene clusters...
June 30, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655502/genetic-diversity-of-pvl-positive-community-onset-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-at-a-university-hospital-in-japan
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Hidemasa Nakaminami, Ayumu Ito, Daisuke Sakanashi, Hiroyuki Suematsu, Yuka Yamagishi, Hiroshige Mikamo, Norihisa Noguchi
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is pathogenic to healthy individuals and a significant issue throughout the world. Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene (pvl)-positive sequence type (ST) 8-staphylococcal cassette chromosome (SCC) mec type IV (ST8-IV) as represented by the USA300 clone, is the most prevalent CA-MRSA in many countries. However, the prevalence of pvl-positive CA-MRSA was limited in Japan. Here, we report the incidence of pvl-positive community-onset MRSA (CO-MRSA) isolated from 10 patients seen between 2009 and 2014 at a Japanese university hospital...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642157/genome-comparisons-of-two-taiwanese-community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-st59-clones-support-the-multi-origin-theory-of-ca-mrsa
#18
Ye Feng, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Chih-Jung Chen, Chyi-Liang Chen, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
Sequence type (ST) 59 is an epidemic lineage of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in Asia. Two ST59 clones are prevalent in Taiwan: the Taiwan clone (TW) causes severe infections, whereas the Asian-Pacific clone (AP) is usually commensal. In this study, we sequenced the genome and transcriptome of the representative strains of these two clones and found their differences to focus on three mobile genetic elements: TW carries SCCmec Type VT, Panton-Valentine leucocidin (PVL)-encoding prophage ΦSa2, whereas AP carries SCCmec Type IV and staphylokinase (SAK)-encoding prophage ΦSa3...
June 19, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640870/dominance-of-community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-clones-in-a-maternity-hospital
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Edet E Udo, Noura Al-Sweih
BACKGROUND: Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major pathogen causing healthcare- and community- acquired infections. The purpose of this study was to characterize MRSA isolated at the Maternity Hospital between 2006 and 2011 for their genetic relatedness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MRSA isolates were investigated using a combination of antibiogram, Staphylococcal chromosome cassette mec (SCCmec) and spa typing to determine their relatedness to MRSA isolated in other Kuwait hospitals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611950/the-saers-two-component-system-controls-survival-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-human-blood-through-regulation-of-coagulase
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Haiyong Guo, Jeffrey W Hall, Junshu Yang, Yinduo Ji
The SaeRS two-component system plays important roles in regulation of key virulence factors and pathogenicity. In this study, however, we found that the deletion mutation of saeRS enhanced bacterial survival in human blood, whereas complementation of the mutant with SaeRS returned survival to wild-type levels. Moreover, these phenomena were observed in different MRSA genetic background isolates, including HA-MRSA WCUH29, CA-MRSA 923, and MW2. To elucidate which gene(s) regulated by SaeRS contribute to the effect, we conducted a series of complementation studies with selected known SaeRS target genes in trans...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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