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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067286/a-novel-chimeric-lysin-with-robust-antibacterial-activity-against-planktonic-and-biofilm-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#1
Hang Yang, Huaidong Zhang, Jing Wang, Junping Yu, Hongping Wei
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most threatening pathogens due to its multi-drug resistance (MDR) and strong biofilm-forming capacity. Here, we described the screening of a novel chimeolysin (ClyF) that was active against planktonic and biofilm MRSA. Biochemical tests showed that ClyF was active against all S. aureus clinical isolates tested under planktonic and biofilm conditions. Structure analysis revealed that ClyF has an enhanced thermostability and pH tolerance than its parental lysin Pc by forming a hydrophobic cleft in the catalytic domain and an Ig-like structure in the cell-wall binding domain...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038791/combination-therapy-with-vancomycin-and-ceftaroline-for-refractory-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-a-case-series
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Diana Gritsenko, Marianna Fedorenko, Jorg J Ruhe, Jerry Altshuler
PURPOSE: Although vancomycin has been the mainstay of therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, its effectiveness has been challenged. Combination therapy may be used for patients with persistent MRSA bacteremia refractory to initial therapy. Studies have reported in vitro synergy between vancomycin and ceftaroline; however, clinical experience with this therapy is limited. Here, we report our experience with 5 cases of vancomycin-refractory MRSA bacteremia treated with the combination of vancomycin and ceftaroline...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032484/treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
#3
REVIEW
Eun Ju Choo, Henry F Chambers
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a significant cause of health care-associated infections. Vancomycin remains an acceptable treatment option. There has been a welcome increase in the number of agents available for the treatment of MRSA infection. These drugs have certain differentiating attributes and may offer some advantages over vancomycin, but they also have significant limitations. These agents provide some alternative when no other options are available.
December 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027279/the-influence-of-the-route-of-antibiotic-administration-methicillin-susceptibility-vancomycin-duration-and-serum-trough-concentration-on-outcomes-of-pediatric-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremic-osteoarticular-infection
#4
J Chase McNeil, Sheldon L Kaplan, Jesus G Vallejo
BACKGROUND: Bacteremia is often one factor used in deciding the need for prolonged intravenous antimicrobial therapy in osteoarticular infections (OAI). We examined treatment practices and outcomes of bacteremic S. aureus osteoarticular infections (BOAI) evaluated at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). METHODS: Cases of acute hematogenous OAI in children with positive blood cultures for S. aureus at TCH from 2011-2014 were reviewed. Orthopedic complications included chronic osteomyelitis, growth arrest, pathologic fracture, avascular necrosis and chronic dislocation...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013263/invasive-systemic-infection-after-hospital-treatment-for-diabetic-foot-ulcer-risk-of-occurrence-and-effect-on-survival
#5
Shey-Ying Chen, John M Giurini, Adolf W Karchmer
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) threaten limbs and prompt hospitalization. After hospitalization, remote-site invasive systemic infection related to DFU (DFU-ISI) may occur. The characteristics of DFU-ISIs and their effect on mortality risk have not been defined. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of 819 diabetic patients hospitalized for treatment of 1212 unique DFUs during a 9-year period. We defined the index ulcer as that present at the first (index) DFU admission to our hospital...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992988/-risk-factors-for-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-a-multicenter-matched-case-control-study
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Paola Mariana Arias-Ortiz, Libia Del Pilar Calderón, Juan Sebastián Castillo, José Moreno, Aura Lucía Leal, Jorge Alberto Cortés, Carlos Arturo Álvarez, Grupo Grebo
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent pathogen at critical care services. Its presence leads to increased hospital stays and mortality risk in patients with bacteremia. However, the etiology of this resistance marker has not been fully studied. OBJECTIVE: To identify risk factors associated with the emergence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus bacteremia in critically ill patients treated at intensive care units in Bogotá, Colombia...
December 1, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929354/differences-in-mrsa-prevalence-and-resistance-patterns-in-a-tertiary-center-before-and-after-joining-an-international-program-for-surveillance-of-antimicrobial-resistance
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Olivera Djuric, Snezana Jovanovic, Branka Stosovic, Tanja Tosic, Milica Jovanovic, Naomi Nartey, Jovana Todorovic, Ljiljana Markovic-Denic
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) emerged as one of the most important causes of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections (BSIs), especially the multidrug resistant clones. The aim of the present study was to compare prevalence and resistance patterns of MRSA bacteremia in the major tertiary-care academic and referral center in Serbia before and after implementing an active antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance. Laboratory-based before-after study was conducted during a two-year period (January 2012 to December 2013) in Clinical Centre of Serbia...
December 8, 2016: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914127/impact-of-initial-vancomycin-trough-concentration-on-clinical-and-microbiological-outcomes-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-children
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Ree Nar Yoo, Seo Hee Kim, Jina Lee
It is important to use vancomycin in a proper manner to ensure optimal drug exposure. Despite extensive use of vancomycin in children, studies on its optimal trough concentration (Ctrough) in the pediatric population remained rare. This retrospective study included children < 18 years old with culture-confirmed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia who were hospitalized in our institute from January 2010 to April 2014. Clinical characteristics, initial vancomycin dose, Ctrough and clinical/microbiological outcomes were retrospectively collected from medical records...
January 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872830/bacteremia-in-hemodialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Masashi Suzuki, Nobuhiko Satoh, Motonobu Nakamura, Shoko Horita, George Seki, Kyoji Moriya
Infection is a common complication and is the second leading cause of death in hemodialysis patients. The risk of bacteremia in hemodialysis patients is 26-fold higher than in the general population, and 1/2-3/4 of the causative organisms of bacteremia in hemodialysis patients are Gram-positive bacteria. The ratio of resistant bacteria in hemodialysis patients compared to the general population is unclear. Several reports have indicated that hemodialysis patients have a higher risk of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870814/the-contemporary-microbiology-and-rates-of-concomitant-osteomyelitis-in-acute-septic-arthritis
#10
Jessica Branson, Jesus G Vallejo, Anthony R Flores, Kristina G Hulten, Edward O Mason, Sheldon L Kaplan, J Chase McNeil
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis (SA) and acute osteomyelitis (AO) are among the most common serious bacterial infections of childhood. Knowledge of the microbiology of SA is critical to treatment. Awareness of the presence of attendant AO is also important to guide clinical management. We sought to describe the current microbiology of SA in children as well as describe clinical features associated with coexisting AO. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with SA were identified from the infectious diseases consult service records from 2010-2014...
November 18, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869407/community-acquired-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-children-a-cohort-study-for-2010-2014
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Guadalupe Pérez, Soledad Martiren, Vanesa Reijtman, Romina Romero, Alejandra Mastroianni, Lidia Casimir, Rosa Bologna
INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are a common, serious problem in pediatrics. OBJETIVE: To describe antibiotic resistance in community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacteremias. To compare the characteristics of SA bacteremias in terms of methicillin resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective cohort enrolled between January 2010 and December 2014. Inclusion criteria: infants and children between 30 days old and 16 years old hospitalized at the Hospital de Pediatria J...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767002/experience-with-rapid-microarray-based-diagnostic-technology-and-antimicrobial-stewardship-for-patients-with-gram-positive-bacteremia
#12
Elizabeth A Neuner, Andrea M Pallotta, Simon W Lam, David Stowe, Steven M Gordon, Gary W Procop, Sandra S Richter
OBJECTIVE To describe the impact of rapid diagnostic microarray technology and antimicrobial stewardship for patients with Gram-positive blood cultures. DESIGN Retrospective pre-intervention/post-intervention study. SETTING A 1,200-bed academic medical center. PATIENTS Inpatients with blood cultures positive for Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, E. faecium, Streptococcus pneumoniae, S. pyogenes, S. agalactiae, S. anginosus, Streptococcus spp., and Listeria monocytogenes during the 6 months before and after implementation of Verigene Gram-positive blood culture microarray (BC-GP) with an antimicrobial stewardship intervention...
November 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765353/carnosic-acid-acts-synergistically-with-gentamicin-in-killing-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-clinical-isolates
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Nicolás M Vázquez, Graciela Fiorilli, Paulo A Cáceres Guido, Silvia Moreno
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is resistant to different commonly used antibiotics, stressing the need for further strategies to treat this human pathogen with worldwide prevalence. The use of phytochemicals within the current pharmacology is a promising approach to enhance the antimicrobial activity of common antibiotics in the battle against these bacteria. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the antimicrobial effectiveness of carnosic acid, the major constituent of Rosmarinus officinalis L...
November 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738564/hospital-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-related-to-medicare-antibiotic-prescriptions-a-state-level-analysis
#14
Bryce T Fukunaga, Wesley K Sumida, Deborah A Taira, James W Davis, Todd B Seto
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) results in almost half of all deaths caused by antibiotic resistant organisms. Current evidence suggests that MRSA infections are associated with antibiotic use. This study examined state-level data to determine whether outpatient antibiotic use was associated with hospital-acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) infections. The 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report was used to obtain HA-MRSA infection rates...
October 2016: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736763/using-mrsa-screening-tests-to-predict-methicillin-resistance-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
#15
Guillaume Butler-Laporte, Matthew P Cheng, Alexandre P Cheng, Emily G McDonald, Todd C Lee
Bloodstream infections with Staphylococcus aureus are clinically significant and are often treated with empirical methicillin resistance (MRSA, methicillin-resistant S. aureus) coverage. However, vancomycin has associated harms. We hypothesized that MRSA screening correlated with resistance in S. aureus bacteremia and could help determine the requirement for empirical vancomycin therapy. We reviewed consecutive S. aureus bacteremias over a 5-year period at two tertiary care hospitals. MRSA colonization was evaluated in three ways: as tested within 30 days of bacteremia (30-day criterion), as tested within 30 days but accounting for any prior positive results (ever-positive criterion), or as tested in known-positive patients, with patients with unknown MRSA status being labeled negative (known-positive criterion)...
December 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730778/antibiotic-lock-therapy-in-the-era-of-gram-negative-resistance
#16
Rajeev Soman, Neha Gupta, Mitesh Suthar, Jatin Kothari, Alan Almeida, Anjali Shetty, Camilla Rodrigues
BACKGROUND: Central-line-associated blood-stream infection (CLABSI) is a highly consequential nosocomial infection. The most effective management includes the removal of the infected catheter. Retention of the catheter and antibiotic lock therapy (ALT) along with systemic antibiotics may be attempted only if there are unusual extenuating circumstances. CLABSIs due to Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) is more common in our setting and the organisms are often highly resistant. Hence, there is a need to explore the use of novel antimicrobials for catheter lock solutions along with antibiofilm agents...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709434/complete-adherence-to-evidence-based-quality-of-care-indicators-for-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-resulted-in-better-prognosis
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Miki Nagao, Masaki Yamamoto, Yasufumi Matsumura, Isao Yokota, Shunji Takakura, Satoshi Teramukai, Satoshi Ichiyama
PURPOSE: Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) is a serious clinical condition associated with high morbidity and mortality. Recent studies have revealed that adherence to evidence-based quality-of-care indicators (QCIs) for the management of SAB could result in reduced mortality. We aimed to determine whether compliance with QCIs was associated with mortality and whether compliance with QCIs predicted the mortality of patients with SAB. METHODS: In a university hospital in Kyoto, Japan, SAB patients, who survived at least 14 days after positive blood cultures were analyzed from 2006 to 2014 to assess their compliance with QCIs and the trend in mortality...
October 5, 2016: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27658769/impact-of-a-hand-hygiene-campaign-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-south-korea-on-the-rate-of-hospital-onset-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-and-economic-evaluation-of-the-campaign
#18
June Young Chun, Hye Kyung Seo, Min-Kyung Kim, Myoung Jin Shin, Su Young Kim, Moonsuk Kim, Chung-Jong Kim, Kyoung-Ho Song, Eu Suk Kim, Heeyoung Lee, Hong Bin Kim
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene (HH) is the most important factor affecting health care-associated infections. METHODS: We introduced a World Health Organization HH campaign in October 2010. The monthly procurement of hand sanitizers per 1,000 patient days was calculated, and the monthly incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (MRSAB), classified into community- and hospital-onset (HO), was measured from a microbiologic laboratory database. Trends of MRSAB incidence were assessed using Bayesian structural time series models...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645403/taking-advantage-of-public-reporting-an-infection-composite-score-to-assist-evaluating-hospital-performance-for-infection-prevention-efforts
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Mohamad G Fakih, Boguslow Skierczynski, Angelo Bufalino, Clariecia Groves, Phillip Roberts, Michelle Heavens, Ann Hendrich, Ziad Haydar
BACKGROUND: The standardized infection ratio (SIR) evaluates individual publicly reported health care-associated infections, but it may not assess overall performance. METHODS: We piloted an infection composite score (ICS) in 82 hospitals of a single health system. The ICS is a combined score for central line-associated bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, colon and abdominal hysterectomy surgical site infections, and hospital-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and Clostridium difficile infections...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592834/long-term-treatment-of-teicoplanin-for-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-sternal-osteomyelitis-with-renal-impairment-a-case-of-high-teicoplanin-trough-levels-maintained-by-therapeutic-drug-monitoring
#20
Hideo Shiohira, Masashi Nakamatsu, Yuya Kise, Futoshi Higa, Masao Tateyama, Nobuo Hokama, Yukio Kuniyoshi, Shinichiro Ueda, Katsunori Nakamura, Jiro Fujita
Teicoplanin, a glycopeptide antibiotic for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is recommended for therapeutic drug monitoring during treatment. Maintaining a high trough range of teicoplanin is also recommended for severe infectious disease. However, the optimal dose and interval of treatment for severe renal impairment is unknown. We report a 79-year-old man who received long-term teicoplanin treatment for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia due to postoperative sternal osteomyelitis with renal impairment...
2016: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
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