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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321570/transfer-of-a-bla-ctx-m-1-carrying-plasmid-between-different-escherichia-coli-strains-within-the-human-gut-explored-by-whole-genome-sequencing-analyses
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Per Kristian Knudsen, Karianne Wiger Gammelsrud, Kristian Alfsnes, Martin Steinbakk, Tore G Abrahamsen, Fredrik Müller, Jon Bohlin
Horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance determinants contributes to dissemination of antibiotic resistance. Such transfer of resistance genes within the human gut has been documented in some in vivo studies. The present study investigated seven bla CTX-M-1-carrying Escherichia coli isolates from three consecutive faecal samples collected from one cystic fibrosis patient in a nine-months period, by analysing whole genome sequencing data. The analyses showed that the seven E. coli isolates represented three genetically diverse strains...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251560/rational-antibiotic-design-in-silico-structural-comparison-of-the-functional-cavities-of-penicillin-binding-proteins-and-%C3%A3-lactamases
#2
Mame Ndew Mbaye, Dimitri Gilis, Marianne Rooman
The class of ß-lactam antibiotics has proven highly efficient in targeting bacterial penicillin binding proteins (PBP) and leading to the blocking of the bacterial cell wall synthesis. However, the benefit of these drugs is limited because of bacterial resistance mechanisms; the most widespread resistance involves ß-lactamase enzymes (ßLACT) that inactivate ß-lactam-based molecules. We focused on PBPs and ßLACTs from enterobacteria, and performed a detailed in silico study of PBPs whose inactivation is lethal for the bacteria and of ßLACTs that have a PBP-type catalytic mechanism...
December 18, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216940/-study-on-risk-factor-of-central-venous-catheter-infection-in-icu-1-160-patients-report
#3
Ming Zhang, Yongqing Xu, Zhiming Jiang, Junying Qian, Zhonghui Zhang, Nannan Sun, Jian Xie, Tao Li
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the etiology and risk factors of central venous catheter (CVCs) infections, and to explore the prophylaxis and treatment for catheter-related infections. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. The patients with CVCs admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Qianfoshan Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University from January 2000 to December 2016 were enrolled. The gender, age, catheter data and microorganism culture results of all patients were collected...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183977/osmosensing-by-the-bacterial-phoq-phop-two-component-system
#4
Jing Yuan, Fan Jin, Timo Glatter, Victor Sourjik
The PhoQ/PhoP two-component system plays an essential role in the response of enterobacteria to the environment of their mammalian hosts. It is known to sense several stimuli that are potentially associated with the host, including extracellular magnesium limitation, low pH, and the presence of cationic antimicrobial peptides. Here, we show that the PhoQ/PhoP two-component systems of Escherichia coli and Salmonella can also perceive an osmotic upshift, another key stimulus to which bacteria become exposed within the host...
November 28, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177386/-klebsiella-pneumoniae-new-delhi-metalo-lactamase-in-a-peruvian-national-hospital
#5
Cristhian Resurrección-Delgado, Juan José Montenegro-Idrogo, Alfredo Chiappe-Gonzalez, Renzo Vargas-Gonzales, Carolina Cucho-Espinoza, Dick Henry Mamani-Condori, Luz María Huaroto-Valdivia
The emergence of Enterobacteria producing carbapenemases of type New Delhi Metalo beta-lactamases (NDM), >represent, today, a real problem of world public health. The presence of this resistance mechanism limits or nullifies the therapeutic options to combat these bacteria. In Latin America, the figures are getting higher, as they are reported in Guatemala, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, among others. Peru has not, to date, described the presence of this resistance pattern; however for several years it has been presumed to exist...
April 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176971/occurrence-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamases-kpc-type-and-mcr-1-2-producing-enterobacteriaceae-from-wells-river-water-and-wastewater-treatment-plants-in-oltrep%C3%A3-pavese-area-northern-italy
#6
Mariasofia Caltagirone, Elisabetta Nucleo, Melissa Spalla, Francesca Zara, Federica Novazzi, Vittoria M Marchetti, Aurora Piazza, Ibrahim Bitar, Marica De Cicco, Stefania Paolucci, Giorgio Pilla, Roberta Migliavacca, Laura Pagani
To evaluate the water compartment antibiotic-resistance contamination rates, 11 wells, five streams, and four treatment plants located in the Oltrepò Pavese area were screened for the presence of third generation cephalosporins resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Enterobacteriaceae were also characterized for the Extended-Spectrum-β-Lactamases (ESBLs), carbapenemases, and mcr-1 genes presence. From December 2014 to November 2015, 246 water samples were filtered, plated on Plate Count Agar, MacConkey Agar, and MacConkey Agar with cefotaxime...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173639/escherichia-coli-and-cronobacter-sakazakii-in-tommy-atkins-minimally-processed-mangos-survival-growth-and-effect-of-uv-c-and-electrolyzed-water
#7
David Santo, Ana Graça, Carla Nunes, Célia Quintas
These studies were aimed at assessing the growing capacity of Escherichia coli and Cronobacter sakazakii and the effectiveness of Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) radiation, acidic electrolyzed (AEW) and neutral electrolyzed (NEW) waters in the inhibition of these bacteria on minimally processed 'Tommy Atkins' mangoes (MPM). The fruits were contaminated by dip inoculation and kept 10 days at 4, 8, 12 and 20 °C while enumerating bacteria. Contaminated mangoes were disinfected using UV-C (2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10 kJ/m2), AEW, NEW and sodium hypochlorite (SH) and the microorganisms were monitored...
April 2018: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160392/prevalence-and-sensitivity-of-bacilli-and-pseudomonas-in-the-newborn-s-oral-cavity
#8
Priscila Vitor Alves Ferreira, Isabela Amêndola, Luciane Dias de Oliveira, Célia Regina Gonçalves E Silva, Mariella Vieira Pereira Leão, Silvana Soléo Ferreira Dos Santos
The aim of this study was to isolate Enterobacteria and Pseudomonas from the oral cavity of hospitalized newborns (NB) and determine their prevalence and the sensitivity profile to most commonly used antibiotics for this age group. Samples from the oral cavity of NB from 24 to 48 h age were collected using swabs. The samples were inoculated on MacConkey agar, incubated and the colonies counted and identified. For each strain, the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) was determined using agar dilution test...
July 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159897/identification-and-characterization-of-two-variants-of-the-hfq-srna-chaperone-in-the-fish-pathogen-piscirickettsia-salmonis
#9
S H Marshall, P Flores-Herrera, F A Henríquez, F A Gómez
Small RNA and chaperone proteins form synergistic duos that play pivotal roles in controlling gene expression in bacteria. This is the case for Hfq, a highly pleiotropic pretranslational modulator of general protein expression, which responds to harsh environmental conditions and influences fitness and virulence in a wide range of pathogenic Enterobacteria. Given this relevancy, we evaluated the presence and potential role of Hfq in the fish pathogen Piscirickettsia salmonis, a Gram-negative bacterium that threatens the sustainability of Chilean salmon production...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159177/effectiveness-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-combined-with-antibiotics-for-extensively-drug-resistant-enterobacteria-and-nonfermentative-bacteria-infection-real-life-experience-in-a-retrospective-cohort
#10
Yangping Cai, Qing Zhang, Yuefeng Fu, Li Li, Ning Zhao, Aiping Lu, Qingquan Liu, Miao Jiang
Chinese herbal medicines (CHMs) have been successfully used in the treatment of infectious diseases, yet the effectiveness of CHMs for extensively drug-resistant enterobacteria (XDRE) infection remains unclear. Herein we developed a retrospective multicenter study including 766 patients with XDRE and nonfermentative bacteria (NFB) infection to investigate the effectiveness of CHMs combined with antibiotics in the treatment of XDRE infections in clinical daily practice in a cohort of patients and compared the regular antibiotics monotherapy...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157781/infections-by-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-a-department-of-urology-a-new-challenge
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J Justo-Quintas, J Medina-Polo, J Gil-Moradillo, F Jaén-Herreros, A Lara-Isla, Á Tejido-Sánchez
OBJECTIVES: To analyse infections by carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and describe the characteristics and potential risk factors associated with patients of a department of urology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Observational and retrospective study. The inclusion criterion was hospitalisation in our department of Urology between August 2013 and December 2016. We analysed those patients who were positive for CPE in at least 1 culture. We reviewed their baseline characteristics, risk factors and variables such as the presence of previous urinary tract infections, subsequent readmissions, the microorganism, type of CPE, treatment, origin (hospital or community) and mortality...
November 17, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155429/monobactam-formation-in-sulfazecin-by-a-nonribosomal-peptide-synthetase-thioesterase
#12
Ryan A Oliver, Rongfeng Li, Craig A Townsend
The N-sulfonated monocyclic β-lactam ring characteristic of the monobactams confers resistance to zinc metallo-β-lactamases and affords the most effective class to combat carbapenem-resistant enterobacteria (CRE). Here we report unprecedented nonribosomal peptide synthetase activities, wherein an assembled tripeptide is N-sulfonated in trans before direct synthesis of the β-lactam ring in a noncanonical, cysteine-containing thioesterase domain. This means of azetidinone synthesis is distinct from the three others known in nature...
November 20, 2017: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151895/toll-like-receptor-4-differentially-mediates-intestinal-and-extra-intestinal-immune-responses-upon-multi-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-association-of-il10-mice-with-chronic-colitis
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Anne Grunau, Ulrike Escher, Anja A Kühl, Stefan Bereswill, Markus M Heimesaat
Background: Infections with multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) have become a serious threat particularly in hospitalized patients with immunopathological co-morbidities. The well-balanced interplay between immune cells, pattern recognition receptors such as Toll-like receptor (TLR)-4 sensing lipopolysaccharide from Gram-negative bacteria including PA, and evolving pathways is crucial to prevent the host from invading (opportunistic) pathogens...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150889/novel-aqueous-oil-in-water-emulsions-containing-extracts-of-natural-coniferous-resins-are-strongly-antimicrobial-against-enterobacteria-staphylococci-and-yeasts-as-well-as-on-bacterial-biofilms
#14
Elias Haapakorva, Thomas Holmbom, Atte von Wright
AIMS: The aim of this study was to examine the antimicrobial properties of novel aqueous natural rapeseed oil/saline emulsions containing different soluble components of spruce resin. METHODS AND RESULTS: The composition of aqueous resin emulsions was analyzed by GC-MS and their antimicrobial properties were studied with challenge tests and with turbidometric assays. The emulsions were strongly antimicrobial against common Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria (including MRSA) as well as common yeasts...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138665/-epidemiological-profile-of-uropathogenic-enterobacteria-producing-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases
#15
Mohammed Sbiti, Khalid Lahmadi, Lhoussaine Louzi
Urinary tract infections due to enterobacteria producing extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL-E) constitute a infectious risk, a major therapeutic challenge and can even lead, in some cases, to a deadlock beacuse of their multi-resistance to antibiotics. This study aimed to determine the epidemiological profile of uropathogenic ESBL-E and to describe their current level of resistance to antibiotics for a better patient management according to local data. We conducted a retrospective study of all ESBL-E strains isolated from all cytobacteriogical testing of urine (CBEU) treated in the Microbiology Laboratory at the Military Hospital of Moulay Ismail, Meknes over a period of three years (from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015)...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116290/drug-resistance-ampc-%C3%AE-lactamase-and-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-isolated-from-fish-and-shrimp
#16
Marília Viana Albuquerque de Almeida, Ítalo Mendes Cangussú, Antonia Leonadia Siqueira de Carvalho, Izabelly Linhares Ponte Brito, Renata Albuquerque Costa
The present study aims to detect the production of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) by enterobacteria isolated from samples of fresh shrimp and fish obtained from the retail trade of the city of Sobral, Ceará State, Brazil. All bacterial isolates were submitted to identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing using aminopenicillin, beta-lactamase inhibitors, carbapenem, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins, and monobactam. Three types of beta-lactamases - ESBL, AmpC and KPC - were investigated...
November 6, 2017: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112974/impact-of-extensive-antibiotic-treatment-on-faecal-carriage-of-antibiotic-resistant-enterobacteria-in-children-in-a-low-resistance-prevalence-setting
#17
Per Kristian Knudsen, Petter Brandtzaeg, E Arne Høiby, Jon Bohlin, Ørjan Samuelsen, Martin Steinbakk, Tore G Abrahamsen, Fredrik Müller, Karianne Wiger Gammelsrud
We prospectively studied the consequences of extensive antibiotic treatment on faecal carriage of antibiotic-resistant enterobacteria in a cohort of children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and a cohort of children with cancer compared to healthy children with no or low antibiotic exposure. The study was conducted in Norway in a low resistance prevalence setting. Sixty longitudinally collected faecal samples from children with CF (n = 32), 88 samples from children with cancer (n = 45) and 127 samples from healthy children (n = 70) were examined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111434/empirical-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-face-of-spreading-multidrug-resistance-in-vitro-study-on-the-effectiveness-of-nitroxoline
#18
A Sobke, O Makarewicz, M Baier, C Bär, W Pfister, S G Gatermann, M W Pletz, C Forstner
The spread of antimicrobial resistance challenges the empirical treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). Among others, nitrofurantoin is recommended for first-line treatment, but acceptance among clinicians is limited due to chronic nitrofurantoin-induced lung toxicity and insufficient coverage of Enterobacteriaceae other than Escherichia coli. Nitroxoline appears to be an alternative to nitrofurantoin owing to its favourable safety profile, however data on its current in vitro susceptibility are sparse...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070552/the-effects-of-iron-fortification-and-supplementation-on-the-gut-microbiome-and-diarrhea-in-infants-and-children-a-review
#19
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Daniela Paganini, Michael B Zimmermann
In infants and young children in Sub-Saharan Africa, iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is common, and many complementary foods are low in bioavailable iron. In-home fortification of complementary foods using iron-containing micronutrient powders (MNPs) and oral iron supplementation are both effective strategies to increase iron intakes and reduce IDA at this age. However, these interventions produce large increases in colonic iron because the absorption of their high iron dose (≥12.5 mg) is typically <20%. We reviewed studies in infants and young children on the effects of iron supplements and iron fortification with MNPs on the gut microbiome and diarrhea...
December 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064838/study-of-the-effectiveness-of-multipurpose-solutions-on-the-bacterial-disinfection-of-silicone-hydrogel-contact-lenses-in-vitro
#20
Priscila C Correa, Aline C F Lui, Cely B Silva, Carolina P B Gracitelli, Lycia M Mimica, Suzethe M Sasagawa, Adamo L Netto
OBJECTIVES: To assess the antimicrobial effectiveness of multipurpose solutions in regard to the disinfection of silicone hydrogel contact lenses (CL) using a study of clinical bacterial isolates from ocular material. METHODS: Three multipurpose solutions (solution A: polyhexamethylene biguanide 0.00025 g/100 mL; solution B: polyquaternary-1 0.001% and myristamidopropyl dimethylamine 0.0006%; and solution C: polyaminopropyl biguanide 0.00013% and polyquaternary 0...
October 12, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
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