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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404676/multicenter-performance-assessment-of-the-carba-np-test
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Scott A Cunningham, Brandi Limbago, Maria Traczewski, Karen Anderson, Meredith Hackel, Janet Hindler, Dan Sahm, Efe Alyanak, Adrian Lawsin, Christopher A Gulvik, Tom J B de Man, Jayawant N Mandrekar, Audrey N Schuetz, Stephen Jenkins, Romney Humphries, Elizabeth Palavecino, Shawn Vasoo, Robin Patel
Eighty Gram-negative bacilli (54 Enterobacteriaceae and 26 non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli), obtained from multiple institutions in the United States were distributed in a blinded manner to seven testing laboratories to compare the performance of a test for detection of carbapenemase production, the Carba NP test. The Carba NP test was performed by all laboratories, following the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) procedure. Site-versus-site comparisons demonstrated a high level of consistency for the Carba NP assay with just 3/21 site comparisons yielding a difference in sensitivity (p<0...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384185/evaluation-of-a-modified-meropenem-hydrolysis-assay-on-a-large-cohort-of-kpc-and-vim-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Adriana Calderaro, Mirko Buttrini, Maddalena Piergianni, Sara Montecchini, Monica Martinelli, Silvia Covan, Giovanna Piccolo, Maria Cristina Medici, Maria Cristina Arcangeletti, Carlo Chezzi, Flora De Conto
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have spread globally and represent a serious and growing threat to public health. The introduction of rapid and sensitive methods for the detection of carbapenemase-producing bacteria is of increasing importance. The carbapenemase production can be detected using non-molecular methods (such as the modified Hodge test, the synergy test, the Carba NP test and the antibiotic hydrolysis assays) and DNA-based methods. In this study, we propose a modified version of a previously described meropenem hydrolysis assay (MHA) by MALDI-TOF MS for the phenotypic detection in 2h of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367024/carba-np-as-a-simpler-rapid-cost-effective-and-a-more-sensitive-alternative-to-other-phenotypic-tests-for-detection-of-carbapenem-resistance-in-routine-diagnostic-laboratories
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Shivani Shinde, Rajarshi Gupta, Shweta S Raut, Gita Nataraj, Preeti R Mehta
PURPOSE: Resistance to carbapenems due to carbapenemases has been increasingly noticed in Enterobacteriaceae. Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) has recommended the latest Carba NP (CNP) test as a confirmatory test for carbapenemase production in Enterobacteriaceae. Low sensitivity of disk diffusion (DD) and modified Hodge test (MHT) may result in missing out of resistant strains which can adversely affect clinical management. The present study compares three phenotypic tests - CNP test, DD, and MHT for detection of carbapenemase production...
April 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333363/evaluation-of-the-%C3%AE-carba%C3%A2-test-a-colorimetric-test-for-the-rapid-detection-of-carbapenemase-activity-in-gram-negative-bacilli
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Sandrine Bernabeu, Laurent Dortet, Thierry Naas
Objectives: There is an urgent need for accurate and fast diagnostic tests to identify carbapenemase-producing bacteria. Here, we have evaluated a novel colorimetric test (the β-CARBA™ test; Bio-Rad) to detect carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli from cultured colonies. Methods: The performance of the β-CARBA™ test was compared with that of the Carba NP test (or the CarbAcineto NP test) and RAPIDEC ® CARBA NP (bioMérieux) using a collection of 290 isolates with characterized β-lactamase content...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303831/strengths-and-limitations-of-various-screening-methods-for-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-including-new-method-recommended-by-clinical-and-laboratory-standards-institute-2017-a-tertiary-care-experience
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Agila Kumari Pragasam, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Yamuna Devi Bakthavatchalam, Radha Gopi, Raziya Fathima Aslam
Carbapenemase-mediated carbapenem resistance is a major concern across the world. Rapid detection of carbapenemase-producing organisms is of great importance in clinical settings. However, it is essential to have a test with good sensitivity and specificity. The aim of the study was to compare the performance of RAPIDEC® CARBA NP and modified carbapenem inactivation method (mCIM) recommended by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute guideline 2017. A total of ninety carbapenem resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae have been tested...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286140/detection-of-carbapenemase-producers-evaluating-the-performance-of-the-carbapenem-inactivation-method-and-carba-np-test-versus-multiplex-pcr
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Lamiaa A Madkour, May S Soliman, Dina M Hassan, Noha S Soliman, Yasmin A ElMahdy
OBJECTIVES: With a worrisome surge of carbapenem-resistant bacterial isolates, the diagnostic arsenal has become in dire need of affordable and timely assays to detect the rapidly transmissible carbapenemases. Employing multiplex PCR as a reference method, the purpose of the present study was to compare the performance of the carbapenem inactivation method (CIM) and the Carba NP test in the detection of carbapenemase-producers. METHODS: A panel of 203 Gram-negative bacterial isolates screened for carbapenem resistance were subjected to the CIM and Carba NP test...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223374/enterobacter-cloacae-complex-isolates-harboring-blanmc-a-or-blaimi-type-class-a-carbapenemase-genes-on-novel-chromosomal-integrative-elements-and-plasmids
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David A Boyd, Laura F Mataseje, Ross Davidson, Johannes A Delport, Jeff Fuller, Linda Hoang, Brigitte Lefebvre, Paul Levett, Diane L Roscoe, Barbara M Willey, Michael R Mulvey
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter cloacae complex isolates submitted to a reference laboratory from 2010 to 2015 were screened by PCR for seven common carbapenemase gene groups, namely, KPC, NDM, OXA-48, VIM, IMP, GES, and NMC-A/IMI. Nineteen of the submitted isolates (1.7%) were found to harbor Ambler class A blaNMC-A or blaIMI-type carbapenemases. All 19 isolates were resistant to at least one carbapenem but susceptible to aminoglycosides, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, tigecycline, and ciprofloxacin. Most isolates (17/19) gave positive results with the Carba-NP test for phenotypic carbapenemase detection...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158310/retrospective-and-prospective-evaluation-of-the-carbapenem-inactivation-method-for-the-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Lauraine Gauthier, Remy A Bonnin, Laurent Dortet, Thierry Naas
BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need for accurate and rapid diagnostic tests to identify carbapenemase producing enterobacteria (CPE). Here, we have evaluated the Carbapenem Inactivation Method (CIM) test to detect CPEs from cultured colonies. METHODS: A total of 256 enterobacterial isolates were used to evaluate the performance of the CIM in comparison to Carba NP test and molecular detection used a reference method. Ninety three well-characterized isolates (including 29 non-CPE and 63 CPEs of worldwide origin) with decreased susceptibility to at least one carbapenem were used to (i) evaluate the efficacy of CIM test and (ii) to compare it to the Carba NP test...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151042/occurrence-of-blandm-1-and-blandm-5-in-a-tertiary-referral-hospital-of-north-india
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Deepjyoti Paul, Atul Garg, Amitabha Bhattacharjee
Antimicrobial resistance poses a great challenge to clinicians leaving very limited treatment options available. A panel of carbapenem-resistant bacterial isolates was selected based on Rapidec Carba NP test from a total of 900 samples, which were collected from different specialities hospitals of Kanpur, India. Carba NP-positive isolates were screened for carbapenemases, extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), quinolone resistance, and 16s methyltransferase genes. Presence of diverse blaNDM (blaNDM-1 and blaNDM-5) were detected and horizontal transferability was determined by transformation and conjugation assay...
February 2, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131671/comparison-of-two-rapid-biochemical-tests-and-four-chromogenic-selective-media-for-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-gram-negative-bacteria
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Vladimira Hinić, Ivo Amrein, Sabrina Stammler, Judith Heckendorn, Dominik Meinel, Reno Frei, Adrian Egli
We evaluated RAPIDEC® CARBA NP, Neo-Rapid CARB, chromID® CARBA SMART (CARB/OXA), Brilliance™ CRE/ESBL, ChromArt CRE and BBL™ CHROMagar™ CPE for the detection of carbapenemase-producing bacteria. The analytical sensitivity of RAPIDEC® CARBA NP was better than that of Neo-Rapid CARB. A combination of carbapenemase and ESBL screening plates could be advantageous.
January 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093482/dissemination-of-blaoxa-58-in-proteus-mirabilis-isolates-from-germany
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Felix Lange, Niels Pfennigwerth, Sonja Gerigk, Frank Gohlke, Klaus Oberdorfer, Ingvill Purr, Nikolaus Wohanka, Andreas Roggenkamp, Sören G Gatermann, Martin Kaase
OBJECTIVES: Characterization of Proteus mirabilis isolates harbouring blaOXA-58 with emphasis on the genetic environment of this resistance determinant. METHODS: Strains of P. mirabilis (n = 37) isolated from different patients were tested for the presence of blaOXA-58 The genetic context of blaOXA-58 was determined by WGS of two strains and Sanger sequencing. Clonality of the strains was assessed by PFGE. Susceptibility testing was performed by microdilution according to EUCAST...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077701/comparison-of-11-phenotypic-assays-for-accurate-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Pranita D Tamma, Belita N A Opene, Andrew Gluck, Krizia K Chambers, Karen C Carroll, Patricia J Simner
Early identification of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is essential to prevent their dissemination within health care settings. Our objective was to evaluate the accuracy of 11 phenotypic assays for the detection of CPE. Two collections of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) isolates were evaluated, including 191 retrospective isolates (122 CP-CRE and 69 non-CP isolates) as well as 45 prospective clinical isolates (15 CP-CRE and 30 non-CP-CRE) obtained over a 3-month period. The sensitivity and specificity of each test was determined, with molecular genotype serving as the gold standard...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007530/utilizing-the-carba-np-test-as-an-indicator-of-expression-level-of-carbapenemase-genes-in-enterobacteriaceae
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Takaya Segawa, Mari Matsui, Masato Suzuki, Atsuko Tsutsui, Makoto Kuroda, Keigo Shibayama, Satowa Suzuki
The Carba NP test was developed to detect carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, and uses imipenem as the reaction substrate. In Japan, IMP-6 metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) producers, which are usually resistant to meropenem but susceptible to imipenem, and IMP-1 MBL producers, which are usually resistant to both carbapenems are prevalent. We performed the Carba NP test with IMP-6 and IMP-1 MBL producers, and both types were detected by the Carba NP test with high sensitivity. All IMP-1 MBL producers were detected by the Carba NP test, but the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of imipenem varied from 0...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007519/genetic-characterisation-of-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-isolated-from-the-university-hospital-mohamed-boudiaf-in-ouargla-southern-algeria
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Mounira Yagoubat, Aminata Ould El-Hadj-Khelil, Ali Malki, Sofiane Bakour, Abdelaziz Touati, Jean-Marc Rolain
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular epidemiology and the genetic support of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Acinetobacter spp. isolates collected in the University Hospital of Ouargla, southern Algeria. METHODS: A total of 99 Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) were collected from stool samples of colonised patients and from inanimate surfaces in the hospital environment between December 2014 and August 2015. Selected Enterobacteriaceae and Acinetobacter spp...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998674/modified-carba-np-test-for-the-detection-of-carbapenemase-production-in-gram-negative-rods-optimized-handling-of-multiple-samples
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Eloiza H Campana, Stephanie G Chuster, Isadora R da Silva, Raphael P Paschoal, Raquel R Bonelli, Beatriz M Moreira, Renata C Picão
The modified Carba NP test presented here may be a valuable tool for laboratories interested in investigating a large number of carbapenemase-producing bacteria in a less-costly way. The test was evaluated against 48 carbapenemase-producing and carbapenemase-non-producing gram-negative bacteria. No false-positive results were obtained, but false-negative results were observed with OXA-23- and GES-carbapenemase-producing isolates. Aeromonas sp. are not testable by Modified Carba NP.
April 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927915/comparative-evaluation-of-four-phenotypic-tests-for-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-gram-negative-bacteria
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Audrey Noël, Te-Din Huang, Catherine Berhin, Martin Hoebeke, Warda Bouchahrouf, Sami Yunus, Pierre Bogaerts, Youri Glupczynski
Four screening assays aimed for rapid detection of carbapenemase production from Gram-negative bacterial isolates, i.e., the Neo-Rapid Carb kit (Rosco Diagnostica A/S), the Rapidec Carba NP test (bioMérieux SA), the β Carba test (Bio-Rad Laboratories N.V.), and a homemade electrochemical assay (BYG Carba test) were evaluated against a panel comprising 328 clinical isolates (Enterobacteriaceae [n = 198] and nonfermentative Gram-negative bacilli [n = 130]) with previously characterized resistance mechanisms to carbapenems...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796502/cilastatin-does-not-affect-carba-np-test-performance-for-detection-of-carbapenemase-production-in-enterobacteriaceae
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Rainer Hartl, Sarah Widhalm, Heidrun Kerschner, Petra Apfalter, Rainer Gattringer
The Carba NP test is a simple confirmation method for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) but reagents have to be freshly prepared as imipenem sodium salt is unstable. We evaluated the Carba NP test performance based on a commercially available 10-fold cheaper drug formulation containing cilastatin against 217 CPE and 78 non-CPE isolates with reduced meropenem susceptibility. Specificity and sensitivity were 100 % and 98.6 %, respectively and 3 false negative results of blaVIM-1-producing Proteus mirabilis were reproducible with the RAPIDEC® Carba NP test...
January 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795386/evaluation-of-the-carba-np-test-in-oregon-2013
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Karim E Morey, Robert Vega, P Maureen Cassidy, Genevieve L Buser, Jaipreet K Rayar, Jeffrey A Myers, Scott J Weissman, Zintars G Beldavs, Christopher D Pfeiffer
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are an urgent public health threat. We evaluated the capacity of the Carba NP test to detect carbapenemase production in 206 isolates: 143 Enterobacteriaceae identified by Oregon's CRE surveillance program in 2013 and 63 known carbapenemase-positive organisms. Overall, test sensitivity and specificity were 89% (59/66 isolates; 95% confidence interval [CI], 81 to 97%) and 100% (140/140 isolates; 95% CI, 98 to 100%), respectively. All KPC, NDM-1, VIM, and IMP producers but no (0/7 isolates) OXA-48-like strains were Carba NP positive prior to a post hoc protocol modification...
January 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760718/laboratory-detection-of-intestinal-carriage-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-a-comparison-of-algorithms-using-the-carba-np-test
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
James Knox, Claire Gregory, Louise Prendergast, Chandrika Perera, Jennifer Robson, Lynette Waring
Stool specimens spiked with a panel of 46 carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and 59 non-carbapenemase producers were used to compare the diagnostic accuracy of 4 testing algorithms for the detection of intestinal carriage of CPE: (1) culture on Brilliance ESBL agar followed by the Carba NP test; (2) Brilliance ESBL followed by the Carba NP test, plus chromID OXA-48 agar with no Carba NP test; (3) chromID CARBA agar followed by the Carba NP test; (4) chromID CARBA followed by the Carba NP test, plus chromID OXA-48 with no Carba NP test...
January 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737785/detection-of-carbapenemase-activity-in-enterobacteriaceae-using-lc-ms-ms-in-comparison-with-the-neo-rapid-carb-kit-using-direct-visual-assessment-and-colorimetry
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Charlotte A Huber, Hanna E Sidjabat, Hosam M Zowawi, David Kvaskoff, Sarah Reed, John F McNamara, Kate L McCarthy, Patrick Harris, Benjamin Toh, Alexander M Wailan, David L Paterson
It has been described that the sensitivity of the Carba NP test may be low in the case of OXA-48-like carbapenamases and mass spectrometry based methods as well as a colorimetry based method have been described as alternatives. We evaluated 84 Enterobacteriaceae isolates including 31 OXA-48-like producing isolates and 13 isolates that produced either an imipenemase (IMP; n=8), New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM; n=3), or Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC; n=2), as well as 40 carbapenemase negative Enterobacteriaceae isolates...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
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