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Colistin and S. Maltophilia

A Gramegna, B C Millar, F Blasi, J S Elborn, D G Downey, J E Moore
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary exacerbations in people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), with chronic Gram-negative pathogens, are associated with reduced survival. These pathogens are usually treated with repeated courses of systemic antibiotics. However there is a linked emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) pathogens. Ceftolozane/tazobactam is a new cephalosporin/beta-lactamase inhibitor combination that has been demonstrated to have good activity against MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa. MATERIAL & METHODS: In this study ceftolozane/tazobactam was compared to other commonly used intravenous antibiotics against 193 non-fermenting Gram-negative bacteria isolated from CF sputum specimens, including P...
March 17, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
Emese Juhász, Miklós Iván, Eszter Pintér, Júlia Pongrácz, Katalin Kristóf
OBJECTIVES: The emergence of colistin resistance has been detected worldwide in recent years. Whilst colistin susceptibility has been tested in carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae as well as multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas spp. and Acinetobacter spp. during routine laboratory practice, the overall rate of colistin resistance was unknown in our centre. The aim of this retrospective study was to reveal the prevalence of colistin resistance among clinically significant blood culture isolates in two different periods (2010-2011 and 2016) in our laboratory...
December 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
M Motamedifar, H Heidari, M Yasemi, H Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie
BACKGROUND: Recently, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia has increasingly been reported as an important nosocomial opportunistic pathogen. Limited therapeutic options of S. maltophilia infections demand early identification and knowledge about the probable risk factors for controlling its spread. STUDY DESIGN: The present study aimed to investigate the risk factors and trend of antibiotic susceptibility, along with genetic analysis in bacteraemia cases at pediatric intensive care units (PICUs)...
July 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
Muharrem Çiçek, Gülşen Hasçelik, H Kaan Müştak, K Serdar Diker, Burçin Şener
Pseudomonas luteola which was previously known as Chryseomonas luteola; is a gram-negative, non-fermentative, aerobic, motile, non-spore-forming bacillus. It is frequently found as a saprophyte in soil, water and other damp environments and is an opportunistic pathogen in patients with underlying medical disorders or with indwelling catheters. It has been reported as an uncommon cause of bacteremia, sepsis, septic arthritis, meningitis, endocarditis, and peritonitis. Thus, early and accurate identification of this rare species is important for the treatment and also to provide information about the epidemiology of P...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
Gergana P Stoyanova, Tanya V Strateva, Svetlana T Atanasova, Dimitrinka S Miteva, Vera E Papochieva, Penka I Perenovska
In patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) lung damage secondary to chronic infection is the main cause of death. Treatment of lung disease to reduce the impact of infection, inflammation and subsequent lung injury is therefore of major importance. As Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the dominant pathogen in CF patients it has been the major target of all treatment strategies, possible antibiotic regimens and recommendations for years. More sophisticated antibiotic therapies introduced over the last decades have helped to improve the prognosis in cystic fibrosis, but then new multidrug-resistant pathogens emerged...
April 2016: Folia Medica
Maria F Mojica, Christopher P Ouellette, Amy Leber, M Brian Becknell, Monica I Ardura, Federico Perez, Masako Shimamura, Robert A Bonomo, Samuel L Aitken, Samuel A Shelburne
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging multidrug-resistant (MDR) opportunistic pathogen for which new antibiotic options are urgently needed. We report our clinical experience treating a 19-year-old renal transplant recipient who developed prolonged bacteremia due to metallo-β-lactamase-producing S. maltophilia refractory to conventional treatment. The infection recurred despite a prolonged course of colistimethate sodium (colistin) but resolved with the use of a novel drug combination with clinical efficacy against the patient's S...
September 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Deepti Prasad Karumathil, Hsin-Bai Yin, Anup Kollanoor-Johny, Kumar Venkitanarayanan
This study determined the prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii on fresh vegetables collected from farmers' markets in Connecticut. One hundred samples each of fresh carrots, potatoes, and lettuce were sampled and streaked on selective media, namely Leeds Acinetobacter and MDR Acinetobacter agars. All morphologically different colonies from MDR Acinetobacter agar were identified by using Gram staining, biochemical tests, and PCR. In addition, susceptibility of the isolates to 10 antibiotics commonly used in humans, namely imipenem, ceftriaxone, cefepime, minocycline, erythromycin, colistin-sulfate, streptomycin, neomycin, doxycycline, and rifampin was determined by using an antibiotic disk diffusion assay...
August 2016: Journal of Food Protection
Robert K Flamm, Mariana Castanheira, Jennifer M Streit, Ronald N Jones
Clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii complex (1312), Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (464), and Burkholderia cepacia species complex (30) were selected from medical centers in the United States (USA), Europe and the Mediterranean (EU-M) region, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Only one isolate per infected patient episode was included and local identifications were confirmed by the monitoring laboratory. Susceptibility testing was performed at the monitoring laboratory using the reference broth microdilution method as described by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)...
July 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Chuanqi Wei, Wentao Ni, Xuejiu Cai, Jin Zhao, Junchang Cui
BACKGROUND: The optimal therapy for infections caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) has not yet been established. The objective of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (SXT), minocycline, tigecycline, moxifloxacin, levofloxacin, ticarcillin-clavulanate, polymyxin E, chloramphenicol, and ceftazidime against clinical isolated S. maltophilia strains by susceptibility testing and carried out time-kill experiments in potential antimicrobials...
2016: PloS One
Emese Juhász, Júlia Pongrácz, Miklós Iván, Katalin Kristóf
Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (SXT) is the drug-of-choice in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia caused infections. There has been an increase in resistance to SXT of S. maltophilia over recent years. In this study 30 S. maltophilia clinical isolates resistant to SXT were investigated. Antibiotic susceptibilities for ciprofloxacin, moxifloxacin, levofloxacin, doxycycline, tigecycline, ceftazidime, colistin and chloramphenicol were determined by broth microdilution method. None of the strains were susceptible to ciprofloxacin, tigecycline, ceftazidime or colistin...
September 2015: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
Lena Raidt, Evgeny A Idelevich, Angelika Dübbers, Peter Küster, Pavel Drevinek, Georg Peters, Barbara C Kahl
BACKGROUND: The study objective was to identify changes of prevalence and resistance of important pathogens in specimens of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients within a decade. METHODS: Samples of 94 patients, who attended 2 CF centers from 2001 to 2011 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Staphylococcus aureus was the most prevalent organism (74.5% in 2011) with an increase of methicillin-resistant S. aureus in patients (0% vs. 9.6%, n = 9)...
July 2015: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Emese Juhász, Gergely Krizsán, György Lengyel, Gábor Grósz, Júlia Pongrácz, Katalin Kristóf
BACKGROUND: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an important opportunistic, mainly nosocomial pathogen that emerged in the last decades worldwide. Due to its inherent extended antibiotic resistance, therapeutic options are strongly limited. New resistance mechanisms in S. maltophilia make antibiotic therapy even more difficult. The aim of our study was to investigate the antimicrobial resistance of S. maltophilia isolates collected in our laboratory and to reveal related clinical background...
2014: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
Yi-Wei Huang, Rung-Shiuan Liou, Yi-Tsung Lin, Hsin-Hui Huang, Tsuey-Ching Yang
Resistance nodulation division (RND) efflux pumps, such as the SmeIJK pump of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, are known to contribute to the multidrug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. However, some RND pumps are constitutively expressed even though no antimicrobial stresses occur, implying that there should be some physical implications for these RND pumps. In this study, the role of SmeIJK in antimicrobials resistance, envelope integrity, and σE-mediated envelope stress response (ESR) of S. maltophilia was assessed...
2014: PloS One
Khalid Ahmed Al-Anazi, Asma M Al-Jasser
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) is a globally emerging Gram-negative bacillus that is widely spread in environment and hospital equipment. Recently, the incidence of infections caused by this organism has increased, particularly in patients with hematological malignancy and in recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) having neutropenia, mucositis, diarrhea, central venous catheters or graft versus host disease and receiving intensive cytotoxic chemotherapy, immunosuppressive therapy, or broad-spectrum antibiotics...
2014: Frontiers in Oncology
Yoann Personne, Michael A Curtis, David W Wareham, Richard D Waite
OBJECTIVES: Effective treatment of Gram-negative bacterial infections is increasingly challenging due to the spread of multidrug-resistant strains and a lack of new antimicrobials in development. Bacterial type I signal peptidases (SPases) represent a highly conserved and essential target for inhibition by novel compounds. SPases are required for the effective processing of membrane translocated proteins involved in core functions related to metabolism, virulence and resistance. In this study we assessed the biochemical and functional activity of a novel synthetic inhibitor (MD3) of SPases against a wide range of Gram-negative pathogens...
December 2014: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
J W Betts, L M Phee, N Woodford, D W Wareham
The antimicrobial treatment of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infections is complicated by intrinsic multidrug resistance and a lack of reliable susceptibility data. We assessed the activity of colistin (COL), rifampicin (RIF) and tigecycline (TGC) alone and in combination using a range of in vitro susceptibility testing methodologies and a simple invertebrate model of S. maltophilia infection (Galleria mellonella). Synergy [fractional inhibitory concentration indices (FICIs) ≤0.5] between COL and either RIF or TGC was observed against 92 % and 88 % of 25 S...
September 2014: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Pedrina G Vidigal, Mathias Müsken, Katrin A Becker, Susanne Häussler, Jost Wingender, Eike Steinmann, Jan Kehrmann, Erich Gulbins, Jan Buer, Peter Michael Rath, Jörg Steinmann
We investigated the in vitro and in vivo activities of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCg), a green tea component, against Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (Sm) isolates from cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. In vitro effects of EGCg and the antibiotic colistin (COL) on growth inhibition, survival, and also against young and mature biofilms of S. maltophilia were determined. Qualitative and quantitative changes on the biofilms were assessed by confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM). Further, in vivo effects of nebulized EGCg in C57BL/6 and Cftr mutant mice during acute Sm lung infection were evaluated...
2014: PloS One
Ahmed Morad Asaad, Mohamed Said Zayed Al-Ayed, Mohamed Ansar Qureshi
This study aimed to determine the frequency of isolation and prevalence of drug resistance in nonfermenting Gram-negative bacilli (NFGNB) other than Pseudomonas aeruginosa and predisposing factors for the acquisition of nosocomial infections caused by these emerging pathogens in a Saudi tertiary care hospital. A total of 125 nonduplicating NFGNB nosocomial strains were isolated, of these, 68 (54.4%) were Acinetobacter baumannii, 26 (20.8%) Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, 14 (11.2%) Alcaligenes faecalis, 12 (9...
2013: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
S Biswas, J-C Dubus, M Reynaud-Gaubert, N Stremler, J-M Rolain
The emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients has led to the use of colistin drug and the emergence of colistin-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. The aim of this study was to compare the disk diffusion and Etest methods for colistin susceptibility testing on MDR bacteria associated with CF from Marseille, France. Forty-nine MDR clinical isolates (27 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, 22 Achromobacter xylosoxidans) were used in this study. Disk diffusion and Etest assays were used to assess the reliability of these two techniques...
November 2013: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Kitty Wu, Yvonne C W Yau, Larissa Matukas, Valerie Waters
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a multidrug-resistant organism increasingly isolated from the lungs of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. One hundred twenty-five S. maltophilia isolates from 85 CF patients underwent planktonic and biofilm susceptibility testing against 9 different antibiotics, alone and in double antibiotic combinations. When S. maltophilia isolates were grown as a biofilm, 4 of the 10 most effective antibiotic combinations included high-dose levofloxacin and 7 of the 10 combinations included colistin at doses achievable by aerosolization...
March 2013: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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