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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152950/investigation-of-class-d-beta-lactamases-causing-carbapenem-resistance-in-clinical-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolates
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Iskandar Davandeh, Bayrı Eraç, Sabire Şöhret Aydemir
Background/aim: Acinetobacter baumannii is an important causative agent of nosocomial infections, and carbapenems have been frequently used in the treatment of these infections. This study was designed to investigate the prevalence of primary carbapenem hydrolyzing oxacillinase (CHO) types in clinical A. bumannii strains. Materials and methods: Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values of 76 imipenem nonsusceptible A. baumannii strains, isolated from a tertiary care hospital, were determined by microdilution method...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152360/the-crystal-structures-of-two-isomers-of-5-phenyl-iso-thia-zol-yl-1-3-4-oxa-thia-zol-2-one
#2
Shuguang Zhu, Melbourne J Schriver, Arthur D Hendsbee, Jason D Masuda
The syntheses and crystal structures of two isomers of phenyl iso-thia-zolyl oxa-thia-zolone, C11H6N2O2S2, are described [systematic names: 5-(3-phenyl-iso-thia-zol-5-yl)-1,3,4-oxa-thia-zol-2-one, (I), and 5-(3-phenyl-iso-thia-zol-4-yl)-1,3,4-oxa-thia-zol-2-one, (II)]. There are two almost planar (r.m.s. deviations = 0.032 and 0.063 Å) mol-ecules of isomer (I) in the asymmetric unit, which form centrosymmetric tetra-mers linked by strong S⋯N [3.072 (2) Å] and S⋯O contacts [3.089 (1) Å]. The tetra-mers are π-stacked parallel to the a-axis direction...
November 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151997/genetic-investigation-of-beta-lactam-associated-antibiotic-resistance-among-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-water-sources
#3
Reza Ranjbar, Mehrdad Sami
Background: Antimicrobial resistance is an important factor threatening human health. It is widely accepted that antibiotic resistant bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) released from humans and animals into the water sources, can introduce their resistance genes into the natural bacterial community. Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of blaTEM, blaCTX, blaSHV, blaOXA and blaVEB associated-antibiotic resistance among E. coli bacteria isolated from different water resources in Iran...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151941/zeb1-promotes-oxaliplatin-resistance-through-the-induction-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-colon-cancer-cells
#4
Cao Guo, Junli Ma, Ganlu Deng, Yanlin Qu, Ling Yin, Yiyi Li, Ying Han, Changjing Cai, Hong Shen, Shan Zeng
Background: Oxaliplatin (OXA) chemotherapy is widely used in the clinical treatment of colon cancer. However, chemo-resistance is still a barrier to effective chemotherapy in cases of colon cancer. Accumulated evidence suggests that the epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) may be a critical factor in chemo-sensitivity. The present study investigated the effects of Zinc finger E-box binding homeobox 1 (ZEB1) on OXA-sensitivity in colon cancer cells. Method: ZEB1expression and its correlation with clinicopathological characteristics were analyzed using tumor tissue from an independent cohort consisting of 118 colon cancer (CC) patients who receiving OXA-based chemotherapy...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150373/chromagar-msupercarba-and-rapidec%C3%A2-carba-np-test-for-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
#5
Meritxell Garcia-Quintanilla, Laurent Poirel, Patrice Nordmann
A novel chromogenic medium CHROMagar mSuperCARBA was evaluated to detect carbapenem-resistant Gram-negatives. This medium is as sensitive and as specific as the SUPERCARBA medium for detecting KPC, MBL and OXA-48-type producers (100% and 100%, respectively) and is compatible with subsequent testing of carbapenemase activity using the RAPIDEC(®) CARBA NP.
October 19, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149337/mechanisms-leading-to-in-vivo-ceftolozane-tazobactam-resistance-development-during-the-treatment-of-infections-caused-by-mdr-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#6
Pablo A Fraile-Ribot, Gabriel Cabot, Xavier Mulet, Leonor Periañez, M Luisa Martín-Pena, Carlos Juan, José L Pérez, Antonio Oliver
Objectives: Characterization of the mechanisms driving ceftolozane/tazobactam resistance development in 5 of 47 (10.6%) patients treated for MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in a Spanish hospital. Methods: Five pairs of ceftolozane/tazobactam-susceptible/resistant P. aeruginosa isolates were studied. MICs were determined by broth microdilution, clonal relatedness was assessed by MLST and resistance mechanisms were investigated by phenotypic and genotypic methods, including WGS...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149094/genomic-analysis-of-third-generation-cephalosporin-resistant-escherichia-coli-from-dairy-cow-manure
#7
Muhammad Attiq Rehman, Xianhua Yin, Dion Lepp, Chad Laing, Kim Ziebell, Guylaine Talbot, Edward Topp, Moussa Sory Diarra
The production of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) conferring resistance to new derivatives of β-lactams is a major public health threat if present in pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria. The objective of this study was to characterize ceftiofur (TIO)- or cefotaxime (FOX)-resistant Escherichia coli isolated from dairy cow manure. Twenty-four manure samples were collected from four farms and incubated under anaerobic conditions for 20 weeks at 4 °C or at 25 °C. A total of 37 TIO- or FOX-resistant E. coli were isolated from two of the four farms to determine their susceptibility to 14 antibiotics...
November 17, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146039/clinical-features-and-outcomes-of-bacteraemia-due-to-oxa-48-like-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-tertiary-hospital
#8
Ana Madueño, Jonathan González-García, María Del Mar Alonso Socas, María Antonia Miguel Gómez, María Lecuona
INTRODUCTION: Limited therapeutic options and high mortality make the management of OXA-48-like carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPOXA-48) bacteraemia complicated. The aim of the study was to describe the clinical characteristics of KPOXA-48 bacteraemia between October 2013 and December 2016. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The variables to analyse were retrospectively collected from medical records. Carbapenemase production was confirmed by phenotypic and molecular methods...
November 13, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145853/molecular-characterization-of-%C3%AE-lactamase-genes-in-clinical-isolates-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
#9
Kevin M Raible, Bhaswati Sen, Nancy Law, Tiffany E Bias, Christopher L Emery, Garth D Ehrlich, Suresh G Joshi
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen which is establishing as a major cause of morbidity and mortality within the healthcare community. The success of this pathogen is largely due to its ability to rapidly gain resistance to antimicrobial therapies and its capability to persist in an abiotic environment through the production of a biofilm. Our tertiary-care hospital has showed high incidence of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) isolates. METHODS: In this study we explore both genotypic and phenotypic properties of 26 CRAB isolates: 16 isolates were collected from January 2010 to March 2011, and 10 were collected between February and May 2015...
November 16, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141402/-epidemiology-of-the-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-spread-in-a-community-acute-hospital-and-a-non-acute-rehabilitation-hospital-in-madrid
#10
M López-Dosil, C Bischofberge, D Sáez, C García-Picazo
OBJECTIVE: In Spain, the overall prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is increasing. We describe the epidemiological, clinical and microbiological characteristics features of patients with colonization or infection due to CRE in two hospitals in the north-west of Madrid during two years. One hospital was a community acute hospital and the second one was a non-acute rehabilitation hospital. METHODS: A total of 197 CPE isolates were detected during 2013-2014...
November 14, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141051/molecular-and-epidemiological-characterization-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-norway-2007-to-2014
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Ørjan Samuelsen, Søren Overballe-Petersen, Jørgen Vildershøj Bjørnholt, Sylvain Brisse, Michel Doumith, Neil Woodford, Katie L Hopkins, Bettina Aasnæs, Bjørg Haldorsen, Arnfinn Sundsfjord
The prevalence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is increasing worldwide. Here we present associated patient data and molecular, epidemiological and phenotypic characteristics of all CPE isolates in Norway from 2007 to 2014 confirmed at the Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance. All confirmed CPE isolates were characterized pheno- and genotypically, including by whole genome sequencing (WGS). Patient data were reviewed retrospectively. In total 59 CPE isolates were identified from 53 patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135091/remarkably-higher-efficacy-and-a-wider-safety-window-for-nonfrontline-over-first-line-drug-combinations-in-the-adenocarcinoma-colo-320dm-cell-line
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Elsa N Garza-Trevino, Martha S Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Paulina Delgado Gonzalez, Yesenia G Alonso-Cruz, Yesenia G Alonso-Cruz, Adolfo Soto-Dominguez, Juan F Gonzalez Guerrero, Yanko Castro-Govea, Emiliano Michel Sanchez, Salvador Said Fernandez, Herminia G Martinez-Rodriguez
PURPOSE: To determine in vitro, the efficacy and safety window of not-front-line and first-line anti-colorectal (CRC) drug combinations. METHODS: The adenocarcinoma cell line Colo 320DM and normal human mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue were used respectively to determine the anti-CRC efficacy (% of Colo 320DM cell death [CD]) and safety window [SW] - % Colo 320DM percent cancer death (PCD)/% of mesenchymal stem cell's death) of drug combinations, using the adenosine triphosphate-based chemotherapy response assay (ATP-CRA)...
September 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133556/interspecies-transmission-of-the-blaoxa-48-gene-from-klebsiella-pneumoniae-high-risk-clone-st147-to-different-escherichia-coli-clones-in-the-gut-microbiota
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Carmen Potel, Adriana Ortega, Lucía Martínez-Lamas, Verónica Bautista, Benito Regueiro, Jesús Oteo
OXA-48-producing K. pneumoniae (OXA-Kpn) have quickly spread in Spain and other European countries (1).….
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132223/comparison-of-the-relative-stability-of-pharmaceutical-cocrystals-consisting-of-paracetamol-and-dicarboxylic-acids
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Naoto Suzuki, Masatoshi Kawahata, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Toyofumi Suzuki, Kazuo Tomono, Toshiro Fukami
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluated evaluated the relative stability of pharmaceutical cocrystals consisting of paracetamol (APAP) and oxalic acid (OXA) or maleic acid (MLA). SIGNIFICANCE: These observations of cocrystal stability under various conditions are useful coformer criteria when cocrystals are selected as the API in drug development. METHOD: The relative stability was determined from the preferentially formed cocrystals under various conditions...
November 13, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128559/preliminary-ecotoxicity-hazard-evaluation-of-dopo-hq-as-a-potential-alternative-to-halogenated-flame-retardants
#15
Min Liu, Haowen Yin, Xiaoqian Chen, Jing Yang, Yihuai Liang, Jingji Zhang, Fan Yang, Yunyun Deng, Shen Lu
Recent regulatory and environmental pressures have led to increasing demands for environmentally friendly flame retardants as alternatives to halogenated flame retardants (HFRs). A new flame retardant alternative, 10-(2, 5-dihydroxyl phenyl)-9, 10-dihydro-9-oxa-10- phosphaphenanthrene-10-oxide (DOPO-HQ), was applied due to its high thermal stability and glass transition temperature. However, there is little information available for its ecotoxicology. For this purpose, the preliminary ecotoxicity of DOPO-HQ was investigated and evaluated, using aquatic, terrestrial and microorganism toxicity according to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) guidelines under the framework of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation...
November 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127051/genomic-analysis-of-in-vivo-acquired-resistance-to-colistin-and-rifampin-in-acinetobacter-baumannii
#16
Nadia Jaidane, Thierry Naas, Wejdene Mansour, Bechir Ben Radhia, Sofiene Jerbi, Noureddine Boujaafar, Olfa Bouallegue, Rémy A Bonnin
Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic pathogen in health-care facilities responsible for nosocomial infections mostly in immune-compromised patients. Colistin resistance is increasingly reported worldwide in that species. We describe here in vivo selection of colistin and rifampin resistance in a carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii (Ab). Antimicrobial susceptibility testing, plasmid analysis, and Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) were performed to fully characterize the resistome of AbS1 and AbS2 clinical isolates...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120560/klebsiella-pneumoniae-oxa-48-in-a-urology-patient-case-report
#17
Ines Jajić, Ana Benčić, Marko Siroglavić, Gernot Zarfel, Boris Ružić, Ivan Pezelj, Branka Bedenić
We present an isolate of Klebsiella pneumoniae OXA-48 isolated in a 68-year-old man who underwent radical prostatectomy due to prostate cancer. The antibiotic susceptibility testing to a wide range of antibiotics was performed by disk diffusion method and determination of minimal inhibitory concentrations. The isolate was classified as multidrug-resistant. It showed intermediate susceptibility to imipenem and meropenem, resistance to ertapenem, and sensitivity only to colistin, amikacin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115680/mastdiscs-combi-carba-plus-a-simple-discrimination-method-for-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-including-oxa-48-type-producers
#18
Yusuke Ohsaki, Ryoichi Kubo, Jonathan Hobson, Mya Davies, Shunsuke Osaka, Wataru Hayashi, Yui Taniguchi, Shota Koide, Yukiko Nagano, Noriyuki Nagano
Not only detection of carbapenemases but also identification of their types accurately and rapidly in Enterobacteriaceae is still a major challenge for clinical laboratories in order to prevent the intrusion and the transmission of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. This study aimed to evaluate the performance of the MASTDISCS® combi Carba plus disc system in the identification of different carbapenemase types, including OXA-48-type carbapenemase for which no specific enzyme inhibitors have so far been available...
November 8, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115606/dna-methyltransferase-3a-modulates-chemosensitivity-to-gemcitabine-and-oxaliplatin-via-chk1-and-akt-in-p53%C3%A2-deficient-pancreatic-cancer-cells
#19
Wei Jing, Na Song, Yunpeng Liu, Xiujuan Qu, Kezuo Hou, Xianghong Yang, Xiaofang Che
The aberrant expression of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs) has been considered to be associated with pancreatic carcinogenesis and progression. DNMT3a is widely involved in cell proliferation and cell cycle progression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cells. However, its regulation of chemosensitivity to gemcitabine (GEM) and oxaliplatin (OXA) in p53‑deficient PDAC remains unclear. In the present study, the effect and mechanisms of DNMT3a on GEM and OXA chemosensitivity in p53‑deficient PDAC cells were investigated using MTT assay, cell cycle analysis, apoptosis analysis and western blotting...
October 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115369/useful-independent-factors-for-distinguish-infection-and-colonization-in-patients-with-urinary-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-isolation
#20
L López-González, F J Candel, J M Viñuela-Prieto, J González-Del Castillo, A B García, I Pena, I Rodríguez-Avial
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to know epidemiologic and clinical differences among those patients colonized or infected by carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and develop a predictive model to facilitate the clinical approach concerning to start antimicrobial therapy. METHODS: Observational retrospective cohort study was performed involving all patients with Urine carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolation (UCPEI) between November 2013 and July 2015...
November 7, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
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