Read by QxMD icon Read


Arindam Chakraborty, Prabha Adhikari, Shalini Shenoy, Vishwas Saralaya
CONTEXT: In recent years, nonlactose fermenting (NLF) Escherichia coli have been increasingly isolated in the microbiology laboratory, but their clinical significance has not yet been clearly elucidated. AIMS: To characterize the lactose fermenting (LF) and NLF isolates on the basis of their virulence factors, phylogenetic background, and drug resistance property. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This descriptive study was carried out in a multi-specialty tertiary care hospital...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Noor A Salloum, Kohar Annie B Kissoyan, Sukayna Fadlallah, Katia Cheaito, George F Araj, Rima Wakim, Souha Kanj, Zeina Kanafani, Ghassan Dbaibo, Ghassan M Matar
Monotherapeutic options for carbapenem resistant infections are limited. Studies suggest that combination therapy may be associated with better outcomes than monotherapies. However, this is still controversial. This study assessed, the efficacy of combination therapy against carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae harboring singly various extended spectrum beta lactamase or carbapenemase encoding genes. Thus, four isolates harboring either bla CTXM-15, bla CTXM-15 and bla OXA-48, bla NDM-1, or bla KPC-2 genes were selected for testing...
2015: Frontiers in Microbiology
Li Wang, Haihong Fang, Jiao Feng, Zhe Yin, Xiaofang Xie, Xueming Zhu, Jie Wang, Weijun Chen, Ruisheng Yang, Hong Du, Dongsheng Zhou
A carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strain 628 was isolated from a human case of intracranial infection in a Chinese teaching hospital. Strain 628 produces KPC-2 and CTX-M-55 encoded by two different conjugative plasmids, i.e., the IncFIIK plasmid p628-KPC and the IncI1 plasmid p628-CTXM respectively. bla KPC-2 is captured by a Tn1722-based unit transposon with a linear structure. ΔTn3-ISKpn27-bla KPC-2-ΔISKpn6-ΔTn1722 and this transposon together with a mercury resistance (mer) gene locus constitutes a 34 kb acquired drug-resistance region...
2015: Frontiers in Microbiology
Lucinda J Bessa, Ângelo Mendes, Rita Gomes, Sara Curvelo, Sara Cravo, Emília Sousa, Vitor Vasconcelos, Paulo Martins da Costa
Two isolates, Escherichia coli ella00 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ella01, obtained from bronchoalveolar lavage, were found to be closely associated in clusters in agar medium. Escherichia coli ella00 was multidrug resistant and CTXM-15 extended-spectrum β-lactamase producer, while P. aeruginosa ella01 was susceptible to all antimicrobials tested. These observations impelled for further studies aimed to understand their microbial interaction. The P. aeruginosa ella01 biofilm-forming capacity was reduced and not affected when it was co-cultured with E...
June 2015: Environmental Microbiology Reports
Fen Qu, Zhe Ying, Chuanling Zhang, Zhenhong Chen, Suming Chen, Enbo Cui, Chunmei Bao, Huiying Yang, Jie Wang, Changting Liu, Yuanli Mao, Dongsheng Zhou
AIMS: To characterize a clinical Shigella sonnei strain harboring a conjugatable blaCTX-M-55-borne plasmid. MATERIALS & METHODS: S. sonnei strain #1081 was isolated from a dysentery patient in China. A CTX-M-55-encoding plasmid harbored in this strain was transformed to Escherichia coli, and then its complete nucleotide sequence was determined by next generation sequencing. The MIC values of bacterial strains were tested by using Vitec(®) 2 (Biomerieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France)...
2014: Future Microbiology
Krishna M Raja, Asit Ranjan Ghosh
Laribacter hongkongensis is an emerging bacterial pathogen causing gastroenteritis and traveller's diarrhoea. However, pathogenicity of L. hongkongensis has not yet been properly understood. We therefore, investigated putative pathogenicity markers like elt, est, stx1, stx2, eae, eaf, EAgg, bfpA, Int I, Int II, Int III and cnf respectively in strains received from Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong University. Above genes were commonly found among pathogenic member genera of Enterobacteriaceae-causing diarrhoea...
November 2014: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Daniela Jones-Dias, Vera Manageiro, Eugénia Ferreira, Deolinda Louro, Manuela Caniça
A group of 124 Enterobacteriaceae isolates resistant to third generation cephalosporins, and collected in distinct health care facilities of different Portuguese regions was analysed. The great majority of the isolates were also resistant to fourth generation cephalosporins (83.9%), monobactam (96%), amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid (85.5%), and piperacillin plus tazobactam (66.9%). Overall, 84.7% (105/124) were multidrug resistant. Molecular methods enabled us to identify 86.3% (107/124) extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) producers, revealing a diversity of class A β-lactamases from different families, like TEM (TEM-1, TEM-10, TEM-24, and TEM-52), SHV (SHV-1, SHV-12, and SHV-28), CTX-M (CTX-M-1, CTX-M-9, CTX-M-14, CTX-M-15, and CTXM-32), and GES (GES-1)...
June 2014: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
M Mawatari, Y Kato, K Hayakawa, M Morita, K Yamada, K Mezaki, T Kobayashi, Y Fujiya, S Kutsuna, N Takeshita, S Kanagawa, M Ohnishi, H Izumiya, N Ohmagari
Emerging drug resistance in Salmonella Typhi and S. Paratyphi is a substantial public health concern. We report what appears to be the first case and isolation of multidrug resistant S. Paratyphi A carrying CTXM-15-type extended-spectrum beta-lactamase from a Japanese traveller returning from India.
2013: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
Gaelle Cuzon, Rémy A Bonnin, Patrice Nordmann
BACKGROUND: The NDM-1 carbapenemase has been identified in 2008 in Enterobacteriaceae. Since then, several reports have emphasized its rapid dissemination throughout the world. The spread of NDM carbapenemases involve several bla NDM gene variants associated with various plasmids among several Gram negative species. METHODOLOGY: A multidrug-resistant E. coli isolate recovered from urine of a patient who had travelled to Burma has been characterized genetically and biochemically...
2013: PloS One
Chedly Chouchani, Rim Marrakchi, Isabel Henriques, António Correia
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have been surveyed widely in water bodies, but few studies have determined the diversity of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in river waters. This study was undertaken to investigate the origin of resistance among polluted river bacterial isolates in Tunisia. METHODS: In this study 128 isolates resistant to β-lactam antibiotics were obtained from 2 polluted rivers in the north of Tunisia. Isolates were identified using Phoenix phenotyping criteria...
February 2013: Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Z Baba Ahmed, A Ayad, E Mesli, Y Messai, R Bakour, M Drissi
The aim of this study was to detect extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) in Enterobacteriaceae isolates in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Tlemcen hospital in north-western Algeria. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing, molecular typing, characterization of ESBL-encoding genes and the genetic environment, conjugation experiments and plasmid analysis were carried out. In all, 28 Enterobacteriaceae isolates were isolated from specimens recovered from patients in the ICU and 2 from surfaces of the unit. Of these, 11 isolates (4 Escherichia coli, 5 Klebsiella pneumoniae and 2 Enterobacter cloacae) produced ESBL of the CT-X-M-15 type...
April 2012: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
Khalid M Bindayna, Mariam Murtadha
OBJECTIVE: To determine the molecular epidemiology of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) by testing a cohort of clinical ESBL-producing bacterial isolates that were isolated in the Kingdom of Bahrain. METHODS: ESBL producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates (based on phenotypic tests) were collected from Microbiology Laboratory of the Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain between January-June 2006. Antibiotic susceptibility to a panel of antibiotics was performed and bla(CTX-M) genes were detected by multiplex PCR...
December 2011: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
Lindsay E Nicolle
Urinary tract infection remains a common problem for many populations. Recent studies have expanded our understanding of the host innate immune response and its role in the familial association observed for recurrent uncomplicated urinary tract infection in healthy women. Therapeutic management for uncomplicated infection has been compromised by increasing antimicrobial resistance, particularly global dissemination of the CTXM-15 extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) producing Escherichia coli ST-131 strain...
December 2011: Current Infectious Disease Reports
A Jouini, K Ben Slama, L Vinué, E Ruiz, Y Saenz, S Somalo, N Klibi, M Zarazaga, M Ben Moussa, A Boudabous, C Torres
Beta-lactamase characterization was carried out in a collection of 18 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-positive Escherichia coli isolates from blood (n=8) and urine (n=10) obtained in 2007 in a tunisian Hospital. All isolates were clonally unrelated according to PFGE analysis. Seventeen strains presented the bla(CTX-M-)₁₅ gene associated with bla (OXA-)₁ and four of these strains with the (TEM-)₁(b) gene. The remaining ESBL-positive strain contained the bla (CTX-M-)₉ gene associated with the bla (OXA-)₁ and bla (TEM-)₁(b) genes...
October 2010: Journal of Chemotherapy
Shazi Shakil, Asad Ullah Khan
Extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) are the bacterial enzymes that make them resistant to advanced-generation cephalosporins. CTXM enzymes (the most prevalent ESBL-type) target cefotaxime. Aims of the study were: Modelling of CTX-M enzyme from bla(CTX-M) sequences of clinical Escherichia coli isolatesDocking of cefotaxime with modelled CTX-M enzymes to identify amino acid residues crucial to their interaction To hypothesize a possible relationship between 'interaction energy of the docked enzyme-antibiotic complex' and 'minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the antibiotic against the bacteria producing that enzyme'...
2010: Bioinformation
Wai-U Lo, Pak-Leung Ho, Kin-Hung Chow, Eileen L Lai, Fanny Yeung, Susan S Chiu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the epidemiology of fecal carriage of CTX-M type extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL)-producing organisms among children and their household contacts. METHODS: Fecal carriage with CTX-M-producing organisms was studied in 53 children and 172 household members. Molecular methods were used to characterize the isolates. RESULTS: The children were mostly healthy and hospitalized for relatively mild febrile illnesses...
April 2010: Journal of Infection
Gaelle Cuzon, Thierry Naas, Michele Guibert, Patrice Nordmann
Four Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates (KP1-4) were recovered sequentially from an infected patient. Whilst KP1-3 were resistant to all beta-lactams except carbapenems, KP4 recovered after 24 days of imipenem-containing treatment showed additional resistance to carbapenems. No carbapenem hydrolysis could be identified in KP4. Molecular characterisation revealed that KP1-4 were indistinguishable by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, contained a 95-kb self-transferable plasmid harbouring bla(CTXM-15) and bla(TEM-1) genes and a 65-kb plasmid that was not transferred by conjugation into Escherichia coli, and harboured the plasmid-mediated bla(DHA-1) AmpC beta-lactamase gene...
March 2010: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
Ankur Goyal, K N Prasad, Amit Prasad, Sapna Gupta, Ujjala Ghoshal, Archana Ayyagari
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) have emerged as a major threat worldwide with limited treatment options. The genotypes of ESBL producing strains largely remain unknown in India; hence the present study was aimed to determine the occurrence of ESBLs in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, their molecular types and associated risk factors in a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Total 200 consecutive clinical isolates of E. coli (n=143) and K...
June 2009: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Mohammad H M Al-Agamy, Atef M Shibl, Abdelkader F Tawfik
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Reports on extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) production by Enterobacteriaceae, and especially in Klebsiella pneumoniae, are few in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, we determined the prevalence of ESBL in K pneumoniae from Riyadh and characterized the predominant beta-lactamase gene in these isolates. METHODS: A total of 400 K pneumoniae samples were isolated from two hospitals in Riyadh during 2007 and screened for production of ESBL using ESBL-E-strips and combined disk methods...
July 2009: Annals of Saudi Medicine
N Guessennd, S Bremont, V Gbonon, A Kacou-Ndouba, E Ekaza, T Lambert, M Dosso, P Courvalin
The aim of the study was to show the emergence of the qnr genes in extended spectrum beta-lactamases producing enterobacteria in Abidjan between 2005 and 2006. The whole of 151 strains of extended spectrum beta-lactamases producing enterobacteria were studied: 64 Escherichia coli, 66 Klebsiella pneumoniae, seven Klebsiella oxytoca and 14 Enterobacter spp. isolated from various biological products and from in- and out-patients. The techniques of disks diffusion, double-disk synergy, E-test were respectively used for the antimicrobial susceptibility test, the detection of extended spectrum beta-lactamases and the minimal inhibiting concentration...
November 2008: Pathologie-biologie
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"