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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731269/biofilm-formation-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-urinary-strains
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Claudia Vuotto, Francesca Longo, Chiara Pascolini, Gianfranco Donelli, Maria Pia Balice, Maria Francesca Libori, Valentina Tiracchia, Antonino Salvia, Pietro Emanuele Varaldo
AIMS: Multi-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae has become a relevant healthcare-associated pathogen. Capsule, type 1 and 3 fimbriae (mrkA gene), type 2 quorum-sensing system (luxS), synthesis of D-galactan I (wbbM), LPS transport (wzm) and poly-beta-1,6-N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (pgaA) seem involved in K. pneumoniae biofilm. Non-enzymatic antibiotic resistance is related to non-expression or mutation of porins (OmpK35 and OmpK36), and efflux pump (acrB) over-expression. The aim of this study was to analyse some virulence factors of K...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724243/extensively-and-multi-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-recovered-from-technosol-at-a-dump-site-in-croatia
#2
Jasna Hrenovic, Goran Durn, Martina Seruga Music, Svjetlana Dekic, Tamara Troskot-Corbic, Dijana Skoric
In a karst pit above City of Rijeka in Croatia the hazardous industrial waste was continuously disposed from 1955 to 1990, and later it was periodically used as an illegal dump site. The surface part of a technosol at the edge of dump was analysed mineralogically, geochemically and bacteriologically. From the technosol rich in petroleum hydrocarbons and heavy metals three isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii were recovered. Isolates from technosol shared many features that are previously described for clinically isolates: the affiliation to IC1 and 2, multi-drug resistant (MDR) or extensively drug-resistant (XDR) antibiotic resistance profile, carbapenem resistance mediated by blaOXA72 and blaOXA23 genes, and the expression of virulence factors...
July 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713434/first-insight-into-a-nationwide-genotypic-diversity-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-among-previously-treated-pulmonary-tuberculosis-cases-in-benin-west-africa
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Dissou Affolabi, N'Dira Sanoussi, Sergio Codo, Fréderic Sogbo, Prudence Wachinou, Faridath Massou, Aderemi Kehinde, Séverin Anagonou
BACKGROUND: Molecular studies on tuberculosis (TB) are rare in low-resource countries like Benin, where data on molecular study on previously treated TB cases is unavailable. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January to December 2014, all smear- and culture-positive previously treated pulmonary TB patients from all TB clinics were systematically recruited. Drug susceptibility testing and spoligotyping were performed on all isolates. RESULTS: Of the 100 patients recruited, 71 (71...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713357/extensively-drug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-causing-nosocomial-bloodstream-infections-in-china-molecular-investigation-of-antibiotic-resistance-determinants-informing-therapy-and-clinical-outcomes
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Wenzi Bi, Haiyang Liu, Rhys A Dunstan, Bin Li, Von Vergel L Torres, Jianming Cao, Lijiang Chen, Jonathan J Wilksch, Richard A Strugnell, Trevor Lithgow, Tieli Zhou
The rise in diversity of antimicrobial resistance phenotypes seen in Klebsiella pneumoniae is becoming a serious antibiotic management problem. We sought to investigate the molecular characteristics and clinical implications of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) K. pneumoniae isolated from different nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs) patients from July 2013 to November 2015. Even in combination treatment, meropenem did not protect against mortality of BSIs patients (P = 0.015). In contrast, tigecycline in combination with other antimicrobial agents significantly protected against mortality (P = 0...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709481/extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-xdr-tb-a-daunting-challenge-to-the-current-end-tb-strategy-and-policy-recommendations
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REVIEW
Md Arifur Rahman, Atanu Sarkar
Extensively Drug-resistant Tuberculosis (XDR-TB) has emerged as one of the most formidable challenges to the End TB Strategy that has targeted a 95% reduction in TB deaths and 90% reduction in cases by 2035. Globally, there were an estimated 55,100 new XDR-TB cases in 2015 in 117 countries. However, only one in 30 XDR-TB cases had been reported so far. Drug susceptibility test (DST) is the mainstay for diagnosing XDR-TB, but the lack of laboratory facilities in the resource-limited endemic countries limit its uses...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708458/effectiveness-of-a-double-carbapenem-regimen-in-a-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infection-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
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Nuria Piedra-Carrasco, Lucia Miguel, Anna Fàbrega, Belén Viñado, David Campany, Alba Mir, María Laura Fox, Benito Almirante, Nieves Larrosa, Isabel Ruiz-Camps, Juan José González-López
The progressive increase of infections produced by extensively drug-resistant carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (XDR-CPKP) represents an important threat to public health. Unfortunately, optimal therapeutic options are scarce. Retrospective studies have recommended combined therapy with more than one antibiotic and, more recently, a double-carbapenem regimen has been reported to be an effective alternative therapy. Here, we describe an episode of sepsis in an immunocompromised patient after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, caused by an XDR-CPKP...
July 14, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707584/a-review-of-recent-advancements-in-anti-tubercular-molecular-hybrids
#7
Parvesh Singh, Bukola Jaiyeola, Nagaraju Kerru, Oluwakemi Ebenezer, Ajay Bissessur
Tuberculosis (TB) accounts for millions of deaths worldwide every year. Diverse survival strategies adopted by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) has substantially hindered the existing anti-TB regimen thereby leading to multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extremely drug-resistant (XDR) strains of TB. The steady decrease in current antibiotics' efficacy against these adversities is an indicator that their adequate replenishment in future is almost impossible, placing society on the precipice of a catastrophe. Over the past many years, researchers have been continuously generating new armamentarium of anti-TB drugs by tailoring the properties of available drugs or designing completely new agents...
July 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706882/distribution-of-the-strains-of-multidrug-resistant-extensively-drug-resistant-and-pandrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-from-burn-patients
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Hajieh Ghasemian Safaei, Sharareh Moghim, Bahram Nasr Isfahani, Hossein Fazeli, Farkhondeh Poursina, Sima Yadegari, Pourya Nasirmoghadas, Seyed Abolfazl Hosseininassab Nodoushan
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic and Gram-negative pathogen that is used as the most important factor in burn wound infections, and due to the rapid acquisition of multidrug resistance (MDR), it causes high mortality rates in these sectors. Thus, diagnosis and assessment of antibiotic resistance patterns are very important in these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate antibiotic resistance pattern and determining P. aeruginosa MDR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, phenotypic, biochemical, and polymerase chain reaction tests were used to identify P...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706448/genotypic-distribution-of-multidrug-resistant-and-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-northern-thailand
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Risara Jaksuwan, Prasit Tharavichikul, Jayanton Patumanond, Charoen Chuchottaworn, Sakarin Chanwong, Saijai Smithtikarn, Jongkolnee Settakorn
BACKGROUND: Multidrug/extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) is a major public health problem, and early detection is important for preventing its spread. This study aimed to demonstrate the distribution of genetic site mutation associated with drug resistance in M/XDR-TB in the northern Thai population. METHODS: Thirty-four clinical MTB isolates from M/XDR-TB patients in the upper northern region of Thailand, who had been identified for drug susceptibility using the indirect agar proportion method from 2005 to 2012, were examined for genetic site mutations of katG, inhA, and ahpC for isoniazid (INH) drug resistance and rpoB for rifampicin (RIF) drug resistance...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699114/reversible-hypokalemia-and-bartter-like-syndrome-during-prolonged-systemic-therapy-with-colistimethate-sodium-in-an-adult-patient
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Tarek Kamal Eldin, Grazia Tosone, Alfredo Capuano, Raffaele Orlando
We present the case of a 58-year-old woman who developed hypokalaemia and metabolic alkalosis 2 weeks after therapy with colistimethate sodium for the treatment of chronic lower limb ulcer infection by extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The metabolic changes observed resembled Bartter syndrome, a group of congenital disorders affecting the distal segments of the renal tubules. The metabolic abnormalities reversed spontaneously 6 days after drug discontinuation. Acquired forms of Bartter syndrome have been reported during courses of antibiotic therapy; however, to our knowledge, this is the first documented case associated with colistimethate therapy in an adult...
December 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696239/the-adverse-effects-and-choice-of-injectable-agents-in-mdr-tb-amikacin-or-capreomycin
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Amber Arnold, Graham S Cooke, Onn Min Kon, Martin Dedicoat, Marc Lipman, Angela Loyse, Irina Chis Ster, Thomas S Harrison
Background: The prolonged use of injectable agents in an MDR-TB regimen is recommended by the WHO despite association with ototoxicity and nephrotoxicity.Objective: We undertook this study to look at the relative adverse effects of capreomycin and amikacin.Methods: We reviewed the case notes of 100 consecutive patients treated at 4 MDR-TB treatment centres in the UK.Results: The median total duration of treatment with an injectable agent was 178 (IQR 109-192, n=73) days for those with MDR-TB, 179 (104-192, n=12) days for those with MDR-TB plus fluoroquinolone resistance and 558 (324-735, n=8) days for those with XDR-TB...
July 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694232/reinforcement-of-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-task-force-aims-at-a-better-use-of-antibiotics-of-last-resort-the-colitifos-study
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Benjamin Davido, Frédérique Bouchand, Aurélien Dinh, Christian Perronne, Maryvonne Villart, Olivia Senard, Jérome Salomon
BACKGROUND: Physicians are facing a worldwide increase in multidrug-resistant (MDR) organisms. Eradication of such bacteria, including so called superbugs (XDR), may cause physicians to prescribe last-resort antibiotics. However, experience with these drugs is limited and few data are available. METHODS: A before and after retrospective study was conducted from January 2008 to June 2016. Prescriptions of parenteral antimicrobials considered as last-resort antibiotics (colistin, fosfomycin, tigecycline and temocillin) were reviewed by 4 infectious disease specialists (according to microbiology results, susceptibility testing, clinical situation and alternative agents), while doses were analyzed by a pharmacist...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681215/consequences-of-increases-in-antibiotic-resistance-pattern-on-outcome-of-pancreatic-resection-for-cancer
#13
Luca Gianotti, Nicolò Tamini, Francesca Gavazzi, Anna Mariani, Marta Sandini, Fabio Ferla, Marco Cereda, Giovanni Capretti, Stefano Di Sandro, Davide Paolo Bernasconi, Luciano De Carlis, Alessandro Zerbi
BACKGROUND: The role of drug-resistance infections on surgical outcomes is controversial. The aim of the study was to determine whether increase antibiotic resistance was an independent risk factor for development of major non-infectious postoperative complications. METHODS: This work included a multicenter cohort study of patients who underwent pancreatic resections for cancer over a 3-year interval. The primary outcome was major non-infectious complication rate developing after the occurrence of multi-drug sensitive (MDS) infection, multi-drug-resistant infection (MDR), and extensive drug-resistant (XDR) infection...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678713/genome-wide-analysis-of-mdr-and-xdr-tuberculosis-from-belarus-machine-learning-approach
#14
Roman Sergeevich Sergeev, Ivan Kavaliou, Uladzislau Sataneuski, Andrei Gabrielian, Alex Rosenthal, Michael Tartakovsky, Alexander Tuzikov
Emergence of drug-resistant microorganisms has been recognized as a serious threat to public health worldwide. This problem is extensively discussed in the context of tuberculosis treatment. Alterations in pathogen genomes are among the main mechanisms by which microorganisms exhibit drug resistance. Analysis of 144 M. tuberculosis strains of different phenotypes including drug susceptible, MDR and XDR isolated in Belarus was fulfilled in this paper. A wide range of machine learning methods that can discover SNPs related to drug-resistance in the whole bacteria genomes was investigated...
June 27, 2017: IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669673/investigation-of-a-pre-xdr-beijing-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-transmission-to-a-healthcare-worker-in-france-2016
#15
Anaïs Appelgren, David Morquin, Sébastien Dufour, Vincent Le Moing, Jacques Reynes, Anne Lotthé, Sylvie Parer, Catherine Corbeau, Alexandra Aubry, Wladimir Sougakoff, Jérôme Solassol, Lucas Bonzon, Yann Dumont, Sylvain Godreuil
We report a case of occupational contamination of a healthcare worker (HCW) by a pre-extensively drug-resistant (pre-XDR) Beijing strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the University Hospital of Montpellier, France. The index case was identified using the genetic fingerprinting of isolates. This report underscores the risk of healthcare-associated contamination by pre-XDR TB in low-incidence countries, the importance of molecular tools for tuberculosis care, and calls for increased vigilance in the management of MDR/XDR TB patients...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659886/molecular-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infections-in-eastern-china
#16
Bing Zheng, Yingxin Dai, Yang Liu, Weiyang Shi, Erkuan Dai, Yichao Han, Dandan Zheng, Yuetian Yu, Min Li
Background: The increasing prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) poses an immediate threat to treatment worldwide. This retrospective study assessed the molecular epidemiology and determined the risk factors for and outcomes of CRKP infections in a general teaching hospital in Shanghai, China. Methods: From January 2013 to July 2015, 100 consecutive unique CRKP isolates isolated from hospitalized patients were collected. Isolates were screened for antibiotic resistance genes by polymerase chain reaction and molecular typing was performed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655546/optimised-nlc-a-nanotechnological-approach-to-improve-the-anaesthetic-effect-of-bupivacaine
#17
Gustavo H Rodrigues da Silva, Lígia N M Ribeiro, Hery Mitsutake, Viviane A Guilherme, Simone R Castro, Ronei J Poppi, Márcia C Breitkreitz, Eneida de Paula
The short time of action and systemic toxicity of local anaesthetics limit their clinical application. Bupivacaine is the most frequently used local anaesthetic in surgical procedures worldwide. The discovery that its S(-) enantiomeric form is less toxic than the R(+) form led to the introduction of products with enantiomeric excess (S75:R25 bupivacaine) in the market. Nevertheless, the time of action of bupivacaine is still short; to overcome that, bupivacaine S75:R25 (BVCS75) was encapsulated in nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC)...
June 24, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652235/nifurtimox-is-ineffective-against-drug-resistant-mycobacteria
#18
Mike Marvin Ruth, Jasper Jan Nicolaas Sangen, Heiman Frank Louis Wertheim, Jakko van Ingen
Multi- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) and diseases caused by the naturally drug-resistant nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are emerging health threats.….
June 26, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652234/meropenem-vaborbactam-tested-against-contemporary-gram-negative-isolates-collected-worldwide-during-2014-including-carbapenem-resistant-kpc-producing-multidrug-resistant-and-extensively-drug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae
#19
Mariana Castanheira, Michael D Huband, Rodrigo E Mendes, Robert K Flamm
We evaluated the activity of meropenem-vaborbactam against contemporary non-fastidious gram-negative clinical isolates, including resistant phenotypes and carbapenemase genotypes of Enterobacteriaceae Meropenem-vaborbactam (inhibitor at 8 μg/ml) and comparators were susceptibility tested using reference broth microdilution methods against 14,304 gram-negative clinical isolates collected worldwide during 2014. Carbapenemase encoding genes were screened by PCR/sequencing. Meropenem-vaborbactam (MIC50/90, ≤0...
June 26, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630430/a-multinational-analysis-of-mutations-and-heterogeneity-in-pzase-rpsa-and-pand-associated-with-pyrazinamide-resistance-in-m-xdr-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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S M Ramirez-Busby, T C Rodwell, L Fink, D Catanzaro, R L Jackson, M Pettigrove, A Catanzaro, F Valafar
Pyrazinamide (PZA) is an important first-line drug in all existing and new tuberculosis (TB) treatment regimens. PZA-resistance in M. tuberculosis is increasing, especially among M/XDR cases. Noted issues with PZA Drug Susceptibility Testing (DST) have driven the search for alternative tests. This study provides a comprehensive assessment of PZA molecular diagnostics in M/XDR TB cases. A set of 296, mostly XDR, clinical M. tuberculosis isolates from four countries were subjected to DST for eight drugs, confirmatory Wayne's assay, and whole-genome sequencing...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
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