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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742861/targeting-the-permeability-barrier-and-peptidoglycan-recycling-pathways-to-disarm-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-against-the-innate-immune-system
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Gabriel Torrens, Marcelo Pérez-Gallego, Bartolomé Moya, Marta Munar-Bestard, Laura Zamorano, Gabriel Cabot, Jesús Blázquez, Juan A Ayala, Antonio Oliver, Carlos Juan
Antimicrobial resistance is a continuously increasing threat that severely compromises our antibiotic arsenal and causes thousands of deaths due to hospital-acquired infections by pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, situation further aggravated by the limited development of new antibiotics. Thus, alternative strategies such as those targeting bacterial resistance mechanisms, virulence or potentiating the activity of our immune system resources are urgently needed. We have recently shown that mutations simultaneously causing the peptidoglycan recycling blockage and the β-lactamase AmpC overexpression impair the virulence of P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741998/retention-of-virulence-following-colistin-adaptation-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-is-strain-dependent-rather-than-associated-with-specific-mutations
#2
Matthew E Wand, Lucy J Bock, J Mark Sutton
This study aimed to understand the impact on virulence and fitness of mutations in specific genes found after adaptation of Klebsiella pneumoniae to colistin. Isolates with an increase in their inhibitory concentration (MIC) to colistin of 32- to >128-fold were shown to have mutations in mgrB, phoPQ and pmrAB, all known regulators of pathways affecting membrane lipid content. When these strains were used in studies in Galleria mellonella there was no clear correlation between mutations in specific genes per se and loss of virulence...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738348/colistin-resistance-in-kpc-2-and-shv-5-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clinical-isolates-in-bulgaria
#3
Encho Savov, Iva Todorova, Lida Politi, Angelina Trifonova, Maja Borisova, Elena Kioseva, Athanassios Tsakris
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Colistin resistance is increasingly recognized among carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in several European regions. The current study documents the appearance of colistin resistance among KPC-2 and SHV-5-produning K. pneumoniae strains in Bulgaria. METHODS: Four colistin-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates were recovered from 2 patients hospitalized in the anesthesiology and resuscitation clinic of a tertiary care university hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria...
July 22, 2017: Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735882/antibiotic-resistance-and-population-structure-of-cystic-fibrosis-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-from-a-spanish-multi-centre-study
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Carla López-Causapé, Juan de Dios-Caballero, Marta Cobo, Amparo Escribano, Óscar Asensio, Antonio Oliver, Rosa Del Campo, Rafael Cantón
The first Spanish multi-centre study on the microbiology of cystic fibrosis (CF) was conducted from 2013 to 2014. The study involved 24 CF units from 17 hospitals, and recruited 341 patients. The aim of this study was to characterise Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates, 79 of which were recovered from 75 (22%) patients. The study determined the population structure, antibiotic susceptibility profile and genetic background of the strains. Fifty-five percent of the isolates were multi-drug-resistant, and 16% were extensively-drug-resistant...
July 20, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735313/early-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteremia-among-intensive-care-unit-patients-non-colonized-upon-admission
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Matthaios Papadimitriou-Olivgeris, Fotini Fligou, Iris Spiliopoulou, Christina Bartzavali, Vasiliki Dodou, Sophia Vamvakopoulou, Kyriaki Koutsileou, Anastasia Zotou, Evangelos D Anastassiou, Myrto Christofidou, Markos Marangos
Among 140 patients colonized by KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) between fourth and seventh day of Intensive Care Unit stay, 24 developed bacteraemia immediately after colonization. Colistin-resistance of the colonizing isolate was the factor significantly associated with early KPC-Kp bacteraemia (P < 0.001; OR 6.6, 95% CI 2.4-18.4), a worrisome finding since infections by colistin-resistant isolates is associated with increased mortality due to limited remaining therapeutic options.
July 6, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729206/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-gram-negative-bacteria-isolated-from-bloodstream-infections-in-an-iranian-referral-pediatric-hospital-a-six-year-study
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Shima Mahmoudi, Masoumeh Mahzari, Maryam Banar, Babak Pourakbari, Mohammad Taghi Haghi Ashtiani, Mohsen Mohammadi, Sepideh Keshavarz Valian, Setareh Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are considered as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children all over the world. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) isolated from bloodstream infections (BSIs) in children admitted to the Children Medical Center Hospital (CMC), Tehran, Iran. METHODS: Clinical and microbiological data of the patients with positive blood cultures was collected from March 2011 to September 2016...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727032/probiotic-supplementation-protects-weaned-pigs-against-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-k88-challenge-and-improves-performance-similar-to-antibiotics
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L Pan, P F Zhao, X K Ma, Q H Shang, Y T Xu, S F Long, Y Wu, F M Yuan, X S Piao
These studies evaluated the effects of probiotics (PB) as a potential substitute for antibiotics (AB) on diarrhea in relation to immune responses and intestinal health in weaned pigs challenged with enterotoxigenic (ETEC) K88 (Exp. 1) and the effects of PB on performance and nutrient digestibility in weaned pigs (Exp. 2). In Exp. 1, 24 weaned barrows (4.9 ± 0.4 kg initial BW) were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 treatments. The treatments consisted of pigs fed an unsupplemented corn-soybean meal basal diet and not challenged (NON-C) or challenged with ETEC K88 (CHA-C) on d 9 and pigs fed the same basal diet supplemented with AB (100 mg/kg zinc bacitracin, 50 mg/kg colistin sulfate, and 100 mg/kg olaquindox; CHA-AB) or 500 mg/kg PB ( and ; CHA-PB) and challenged with ETEC K88 on d 9...
June 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726622/mcr-1-and-blakpc-3-in-escherichia-coli-sequence-type-744-after-meropenem-and-colistin-therapy-portugal
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Marta Tacão, Rafael Dos Santos Tavares, Pedro Teixeira, Inês Roxo, Elmano Ramalheira, Sónia Ferreira, Isabel Henriques
Escherichia coli Ec36 was recovered from a patient in Portugal after treatment with meropenem and colistin. Besides an IncF plasmid with Tn1441d-blaKPC-3, already reported in clinical strains in this country, E. coli Ec36 co-harbored an IncX4::mcr-1 gene. Results highlight emerging co-resistance to carbapenems and polymyxins after therapy with drugs from both classes.
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724555/susceptibility-testing-for-the-polymyxins-two-steps-back-three-steps-forward
#9
Shawn Vasoo
Optimizing and standardizing susceptibility testing for the polymyxins have become a pressing issue given the rise multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli. Recently both CLSI-EUCAST have recommended broth microdilution (BMD) (without polysorbate) as the reference method for polymyxin susceptibility testing. In this issue, Chew et al. (doi: https://doi.org/10.1128JCM.00268-17.) compare the performance of three commercial BMD panels and the Etest to reference BMD for polymyxin B and colistin, on 76 Enterobacteriaceae isolates (21 mcr-1 positive)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721848/evaluation-of-biofilm-specific-antimicrobial-resistance-genes-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-in-farabi-hospital
#10
Mahmood Saffari, Shabnam Karami, Farzaneh Firoozeh, Mojtaba Sehat
BACKGROUND: Biofilm produced from Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the cause of infection induced by contact lenses, trauma and post-surgery infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate biofilm formation and the presence of the genes ndvB and tssC1 in ocular infection isolates of P. aeruginosa. METHODS: A total of 92 P. aeruginosa strains were collected from patients with ocular infection referred to Farabi Hospital between March 2014 and July 2015. Antibiotic susceptibility patterns were evaluated by the agar disc-diffusion method according to CLSI guidelines...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716360/comparison-of-synergism-between-colistin-fosfomycin-and-tigecycline-against-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-or-with-carbapenem-resistance
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Yee-Huang Ku, Chi-Chung Chen, Mei-Feng Lee, Yin-Ching Chuang, Hung-Jen Tang, Wen-Liang Yu
PURPOSE: To investigate the synergistic and bactericidal effects of antimicrobial combinations of any two of colistin, fosfomycin and tigecycline against the nine extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) clinical isolates, including 4 carbapenem-susceptible strains and five imipenem and/or meropenem-resistant strains. METHODS: In vitro synergism and bactericidal activity of combination of colistin, fosfomycin and tigecycline were evaluated by time-kill studies in standard inoculum of bacterial densities of a suspension containing 5 × 10(5) CFU/mL by using 1/2× MIC for each alone, and both 1/2× and 1/4× MIC for any two drugs...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716109/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bacteremia-in-febrile-neutropenic-children-and-adolescents-with-the-impact-of-antibiotic-resistance-a-retrospective-study
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Hyo Sup Kim, Bo Kyoung Park, Seong Koo Kim, Seung Beom Han, Jae Wook Lee, Dong-Gun Lee, Nack-Gyun Chung, Bin Cho, Dae Chul Jeong, Jin Han Kang
BACKGROUND: Although the proportion of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections has reduced after the introduction of antibiotics with anti-pseudomonal effects, P. aeruginosa bacteremia still causes high mortality in immunocompromised patients. This study determined the clinical characteristics and outcomes of P. aeruginosa bacteremia and the antibiotic susceptibilities of strains isolated from febrile neutropenic patients. METHODS: Thirty-one febrile neutropenic children and adolescents with underlying hematologic/oncologic disorders diagnosed with P...
July 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711559/outbreak-of-colistin-resistant-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-tunisia
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Wejdène Mansour, Marisa Haenni, Estelle Saras, Raoudha Grami, Yosra Mani, Anis Ben Haj Khalifa, Souhail El Atrouss, Mohamed Kheder, Mohamed Fekih Hassen, Noureddine Boujâafar, Olfa Bouallegue, Jean-Yves Madec
OBJECTIVES: Mechanisms of colistin and carbapenem resistance among a collection of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates recovered in a university hospital in Tunisia were studied. METHODS: In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility testing, S1 nuclease pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (S1-PFGE), Southern blotting and PCR-based replicon typing (PBRT) were performed. Extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), carbapenemases, AmpC-type enzymes and mgrB genes were detected by PCR and sequencing...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711441/emergence-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-st787-in-clinical-isolates-from-blood-in-a-tertiary-teaching-hospital-in-northern-taiwan
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Yi-Fan Hu, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Chien-Feng Kuo, Nai-Yu Wang, Alice Ying-Jung Wu, Ching-Hsiang Leung, Chang-Pan Liu, Hung-I Yeh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the predominant clones of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) in our hospital in Taiwan by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) technique. METHODS: We collected 108 non-duplicate A. baumannii clinical blood isolates from January 2012 to December 2013 in MacKay Memorial Hospital. PFGE and MLST were used for typing the A. baumannii isolates and for investigation of the predominant clones...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
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/28705960/draft-whole-genome-assemblies-of-drug-resistant-clinical-isolates-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-from-the-philippines
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Marylette B Roa, Veni R Liles, Brian Carlmichael Torres, David Charles Klinzing, Evelina Lagamayo, Josephine Navoa-Ng, Maria Luisa G Daroy
Here, we report the draft assemblies of 11 clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae that are resistant to cephalosporins, carbapenems, and/or colistin. The assemblies ranged from 5.37 Mbp to 5.70 Mbp in size. Several plasmid sequences were present, and resistance genes spanning multiple classes of antibiotics were predicted.
July 13, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705756/emergence-of-colistin-resistant-escherichia-coli-clinical-isolates-harboring-mcr-1-in-vietnam
#17
Tatsuya Tada, Pham Hong Nhung, Kayo Shimada, Mitsuhiro Tsuchiya, Doan Mai Phuong, Nguyen Quoc Anh, Norio Ohmagari, Teruo Kirikae
The mcr-1 was first detected on a plasmid in colistin-resistant Escherichia coli from livestock and patients in China. We described here the emergence of colistin-resistant E. coli clinical isolates harboring mcr-1 on the chromosomes in Vietnam. To our knowledge, this is the first report of hospital-acquired E. coli isolates harboring mcr-1 in a medical setting in Vietnam.
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705668/in-vitro-activity-of-the-novel-fluorocycline-eravacycline-against-carbapenem-non-susceptible-acinetobacter-baumannii
#18
Harald Seifert, Danuta Stefanik, Joyce A Sutcliffe, Paul G Higgins
The activity of eravacycline was compared with anti-Acinetobacter reference antimicrobials against carbapenem non-susceptible Acinetobacter baumannii isolates associated with an acquired OXA or up-regulation of the intrinsic OXA-51-like enzyme. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed by broth microdilution of 286 non-duplicate, carbapenem non-susceptible A. baumannii isolates to eravacycline, amikacin colistin, doxycycline, imipenem, levofloxacin, meropenem, minocycline, sulbactam, tigecycline, and tobramycin...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704517/zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-as-a-substitute-for-zinc-oxide-or-colistin-sulfate-effects-on-growth-serum-enzymes-zinc-deposition-intestinal-morphology-and-epithelial-barrier-in-weaned-piglets
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Chao Wang, Ligen Zhang, Weipeng Su, Zhixiong Ying, Jintian He, Lili Zhang, Xiang Zhong, Tian Wang
The objective of this study was to evaluate effects of zinc oxide nanoparticles (nano-ZnOs) as a substitute for colistin sulfate (CS) and/or zinc oxide (ZnO) on growth performance, serum enzymes, zinc deposition, intestinal morphology and epithelial barrier in weaned piglets. A total of 216 crossbred Duroc×(Landrace×Yorkshire) piglets weaned at 23 days were randomly assigned into 3 groups, which were fed with basal diets supplemented with 20 mg/kg CS (CS group), 20mg/kg CS+3000 mg/kg ZnO (CS+ZnO group), and 1200 mg/kg nano-ZnOs (nano-ZnO group) for 14 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701840/colistin-nephrotoxicity-in-adults-single-centre-large-series-from-india
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Abdul Ghafur, Swati Gohel, Vidyalakshmi Devarajan, T Raja, Jose Easow, M A Raja, Sankar Sreenivas, Balasubramaniam Ramakrishnan, T Ramakrishnan, S G Raman, Dedeepiya Devaprasad, Balaji Venkatachalam, Ramesh Nimmagadda
CONTEXT: Limited Indian data are available on the rate of colistin nephrotoxicity and other risk factors contributing to the development of this important side effect. AIM: This study aims to generate data on colistin nephrotoxicity from a large cohort of Indian patients. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Case record analysis of patients who received colistin, in an oncology center in India, between January 2011 and December 2015...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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