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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549606/variable-performance-of-four-commercial-chromogenic-media-for-detection-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-harbouring-mecc
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Céline Dupieux, Camille Kolenda, Anders Rhod Larsen, Bruno Pichon, Mark Holmes, Michèle Bes, Christopher Teale, Elizabeth Dickson, Robert Hill, Robert Skov, Angela Kearns, Frédéric Laurent
In this study, the performances of four methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) chromogenic screening media were compared for detecting mecC-positive MRSA. Using 111 clinical isolates representative of the various mecC-MRSA clones in Europe, chromID(®) MRSA (bioMérieux) and Brilliance(TM) MRSA 2 (Oxoid Ltd.) showed higher sensitivity (99.1% and 97.3%, respectively) than BBL(TM) CHROMagar(®) MRSA II (BD Diagnostics) and MRSASelect(TM) (Bio-Rad) (79.3% and 63.1%, respectively) (P < 0.0001). These findings have important implications for effective public health diagnostics and epidemiological surveillance of MRSA...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473827/prevalence-virulence-genes-antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-genetic-diversity-of-staphylococcus-aureus-from-retail-aquatic-products-in-china
#2
Dongli Rong, Qingping Wu, Mingfang Xu, Jumei Zhang, Shubo Yu
Staphylococcus aureus is an important food-borne opportunistic pathogen that frequently causes severe blood and tissue infections or even fatal illnesses. Although S. aureus has been extensively studied in livestock and poultry foods in China, limited information has been reported in aquatic products. Accordingly, in this study, we aimed to characterize S. aureus in aquatic products purchased from retail markets in China. In total, 320 aquatic food samples were collected from 32 provincial capitals in China...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468636/nationwide-molecular-epidemiology-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-responsible-for-horse-infections-in-france
#3
François Guérin, Marguerite Fines-Guyon, Pierrick Meignen, Géraldine Delente, Caroline Fondrinier, Nancy Bourdon, Vincent Cattoir, Albertine Léon
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated in horse infections is not well documented, especially in France. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of MRSA isolates in horse infections from 2007 to 2013 in France and to characterize phenotypically and genotypically this collection. RESULTS: Out of 1393 S. aureus horse isolates, 85 (6.1%) were confirmed to be MRSA. Interestingly, the prevalence of MRSA significantly increased from 2007-2009 to 2010-2013 (0...
May 3, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421046/horses-in-denmark-are-a-reservoir-of-diverse-clones-of-methicillin-resistant-and-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus
#4
Md Zohorul Islam, Carmen Espinosa-Gongora, Peter Damborg, Raphael N Sieber, Rikke Munk, Louise Husted, Arshnee Moodley, Robert Skov, Jesper Larsen, Luca Guardabassi
Denmark is a country with high prevalence of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clonal complex (CC) 398 in pigs. Even though pig farming is regarded as the main source of human infection or colonization with MRSA CC398, 10-15% of the human cases appear not to be linked to pigs. Following the recent reports of MRSA CC398 in horses in other European countries and the lack of knowledge on S. aureus carriage in this animal species, we carried out a study to investigate whether horses constitute a reservoir of MRSA CC398 in Denmark, and to gain knowledge on the frequency and genetic diversity of S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402712/investigation-of-a-staphylococcal-food-poisoning-outbreak-from-a-chantilly-cream-dessert-in-umbria-italy
#5
Laura Ercoli, Silvia Gallina, Yacine Nia, Frédéric Auvray, Sara Primavilla, Fabrizia Guidi, Benedetta Pierucci, Catia Graziotti, Lucia Decastelli, Stefania Scuota
On August 28, 2015, a staphylococcal food poisoning outbreak occurred in Umbria, Italy, affecting 24 of the 42 customers who had dinner at a local restaurant. About 3 h after ingesting a variety of foods, the customers manifested gastrointestinal symptoms. Within 24 h of notification from the hospital emergency department, Sanitary Inspectors of the local Public Health Unit performed an epidemiological investigation. A retrospective cohort study was conducted among the customers. Food and environmental samples were collected...
April 12, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399155/frequent-isolation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-st398-among-healthy-pigs-in-portugal
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Teresa Conceição, Hermínia de Lencastre, Marta Aires-de-Sousa
BACKGROUND: Although livestock-associated ST398 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been widely reported in different geographic regions, MRSA carriage studies among healthy pigs in Portugal are very limited. METHODS AND FINDINGS: In total, 101 swine nasal samples from two Portuguese farms were screened for MRSA. In addition five swine workers (including one veterinary and one engineer) and four household members were nasally screened. The isolates were characterized by spa typing, SCCmec typing and MLST...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334919/antibiotics-trigger-initiation-of-sccmec-transfer-by-inducing-sos-responses
#7
Pilong Liu, Zhaowei Wu, Huping Xue, Xin Zhao
The rise of antimicrobial resistance limits therapeutic options for infections by methicillin-resistant staphylococci. The staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) is a mobile genetic element as the only carrier of the methicillin-resistance determinants, the mecA or mecC gene. The use of antibiotics increases the spread of antibiotic resistance, but the mechanism by which antibiotics promote horizontal dissemination of SCCmec is largely unknown. In this study, we demonstrate that many antibiotics, including β-lactams, can induce the expression of ccrC1 and SCCmec excision from the bacterial chromosome...
April 20, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298453/detection-of-mecc-positive-staphylococcus-aureus-what-to-expect-from-immunological-tests-targeting-pbp2a
#8
Céline Dupieux, Coralie Bouchiat, Anders Rhod Larsen, Bruno Pichon, Mark Holmes, Christopher Teale, Giles Edwards, Robert Hill, Jean-Winoc Decousser, Sophie Trouillet-Assant, Andreas Petersen, Robert Skov, Angela Kearns, Frédéric Laurent
Rapid identification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is pivotal for the control of their dissemination and for accurate management of infected patients.….
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220708/epidemiology-and-antibiotic-sensitivity-of-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-carriage-in-children-in-hungary
#9
Krisztina Laub, Adrienn Tóthpál, Szilvia Kardos, Orsolya Dobay
The aim of this study was to assess the Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage rate in healthy children all over Hungary and to specify some risk factors, the antibiotic resistance patterns of the bacteria, and their genetic relatedness. In total, 878 children (aged 3-6 years) were screened at 21 day-care centers in 16 different cities in Hungary, between February 2009 and December 2011. Samples taken from both nostrils were cultured on blood agar, and suspected S. aureus isolates were identified by β-hemolysis, catalase positivity, clump test, and nucA PCR...
March 1, 2017: Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108681/re-emergence-of-methicillin-susceptibility-in-a-resistant-lineage-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#10
Alice Ledda, James R Price, Kevin Cole, Martin J Llewelyn, Angela M Kearns, Derrick W Crook, John Paul, Xavier Didelot
OBJECTIVES: MRSA is a leading cause of hospital-associated infection. Acquired resistance is encoded by the mecA gene or its homologue mecC, but little is known about the evolutionary dynamics involved in gain and loss of resistance. The objective of this study was to obtain an expanded understanding of Staphylococcus aureus methicillin resistance microevolution in vivo, by focusing on a single lineage. METHODS: We compared the whole-genome sequences of 231 isolates from a single epidemic lineage [clonal complex 30 (CC30) and spa-type t018] of S...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094151/comparison-of-the-bd-max-mrsa-xt-to-the-cepheid%C3%A2-xpert%C3%A2-mrsa-assay-for-the-molecular-detection-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-from-nasal-swabs
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Sanjay R Mehta, Jasmine Estrada, Juan Ybarra, Joshua Fierer
INTRODUCTION: Variation in MRSA genotypes may affect the sensitivity of molecular assays to detect this organism. METHODS: We compared 2 commonly used screening assays, the Cepheid™ Xpert® MRSA and the BD MAX™ MRSA XT on consecutively obtained nasal swabs from 479 subjects. Specimens giving discordant results were subjected to additional microbiologic and molecular testing. RESULTS: Six hundred forty-two (97.6%) of the 658 test results were concordant...
April 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087612/biofilm-formation-and-antimicrobial-resistance-genes-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-isolated-from-cows-with-mastitis-in-argentina
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Mariela E Srednik, Yannick D N Tremblay, Josée Labrie, Marie Archambault, Mario Jacques, Fernández Cirelli Alicia, Elida R Gentilini
Mastitis affects the health and welfare of dairy cows worldwide. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are known to form biofilms and are increasingly recognized as a cause of persistent bovine intramammary infections. A total of 90 CNS isolated from cows with clinical and subclinical mastitis in Argentina from 2008-2014 were identified by PCR-RFLP using the gap gene. Standard microtiter plate assays were used to assess CNS biofilm formation and Staphylococcus haemolyticus species formed the strongest biofilms...
January 12, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069659/full-genome-sequencing-identifies-in-the-genetic-background-several-determinants-that-modulate-the-resistance-phenotype-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-carrying-the-novel-mecc-gene
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Catarina Milheiriço, Hermínia de Lencastre, Alexander Tomasz
Most methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains are resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics due to the presence of the mecA gene, encoding an extra penicillin-binding protein (PBP2A) that has low affinity for virtually all beta-lactam antibiotics. Recently, a new resistance determinant-the mecC gene-was identified in S. aureus isolates recovered from humans and dairy cattle. Although having typically low MICs to beta-lactam antibiotics, MRSA strains with the mecC determinant are also capable of expressing high levels of oxacillin resistance when in an optimal genetic background...
March 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063000/evaluation-of-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-for-the-rapid-identification-of-bacteria-and-resistance-determinants-in-positive-blood-cultures
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J Rödel, J A Bohnert, S Stoll, L Wassill, B Edel, M Karrasch, B Löffler, W Pfister
The use of molecular assays to rapidly identify pathogens and resistance genes directly from positive blood cultures (BCs) contribute to shortening the time required for the diagnosis of bloodstream infections. In this work, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assays have been examined for their potential use in BC diagnosis. Three different assays were applied. The commercially available eazyplex® MRSA test detects Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, mecA, and mecC. Two in-house assays [Gram-positive (GP) and Gram-negative (GN)] have been developed for the detection of streptococci, enterococci, vanA, vanB, Pseudomonas spp...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017539/staphylococcus-aureus-from-the-german-general-population-is-highly-diverse
#15
Karsten Becker, Frieder Schaumburg, Christian Fegeler, Alexander W Friedrich, Robin Köck
OBJECTIVES: This prospective cohort study evaluates colonization dynamics and molecular characteristics of methicillin-susceptible and - resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA/MRSA) in a German general population. METHODS: Nasal swabs of 1878 non-hospitalized adults were screened for S. aureus. Participants were screened thrice in intervals of 6-8 months. Isolates were characterized by spa and agr typing, mecA and mecC possession, respectively, and PCRs targeting virulence factors...
January 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992523/diversity-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-in-european-wildlife
#16
Stefan Monecke, Dolores Gavier-Widén, Helmut Hotzel, Martin Peters, Sebastian Guenther, Alexandros Lazaris, Igor Loncaric, Elke Müller, Annett Reissig, Antje Ruppelt-Lorz, Anna C Shore, Birgit Walter, David C Coleman, Ralf Ehricht
Staphylococcus aureus is a well-known colonizer and cause of infection among animals and it has been described from numerous domestic and wild animal species. The aim of the present study was to investigate the molecular epidemiology of S. aureus in a convenience sample of European wildlife and to review what previously has been observed in the subject field. 124 S. aureus isolates were collected from wildlife in Germany, Austria and Sweden; they were characterized by DNA microarray hybridization and, for isolates with novel hybridization patterns, by multilocus sequence typing (MLST)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899074/antibiotic-resistance-and-clonal-diversity-of-invasive-staphylococcus-aureus-in-the-rural-ashanti-region-ghana
#17
Denise Dekker, Manuel Wolters, Eva Mertens, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, Ralf Krumkamp, Daniel Eibach, Norbert G Schwarz, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Holger Rohde, Martin Christner, Florian Marks, Nimako Sarpong, Jürgen May
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus is among the most common pathogens isolated from blood cultures in Ghana; yet the epidemiology of blood infections in rural settings is poorly described. This study aims to investigate antimicrobial susceptibility and clonal diversity of S. aureus causing bloodstream infections in two hospitals in the Ashanti Region, Ghana. METHODS: Blood cultures were performed for all febrile patients (≥37.5 °C) on hospital admission. Antibiotic susceptibility testing for S...
November 29, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851997/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-among-animals-current-overview
#18
REVIEW
M Aires-de-Sousa
Currently, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a universal threat. After being well established in the healthcare setting, it has emerged in the community among people with no risk factors for MRSA acquisition, therefore imposing a new threat. The subsequent detection of MRSA colonizing or infecting animals as well as in food of animal origin was of major concern, revealing new reservoirs for MRSA. The major MRSA clonal lineages circulating in the different settings, i.e. in hospitals, in the community and among animals, are described here, differentiating between clones colonizing companion and food-chain animals...
November 13, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836760/staphylococcal-chromosomal-cassettes-mec-sccmec-a-mobile-genetic-element-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#19
REVIEW
Junyan Liu, Dingqiang Chen, Brian M Peters, Lin Li, Bing Li, Zhenbo Xu, Mark E Shirliff
Considered to be a potential "superbug", methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been one of the major recent infectious pathogens and thus poses a challenge to hospital infection control. The mobile genetic element staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) carries both the mecA or mecC gene, encoding for a novel specific penicillin-binding protein (PBP2a), and site-specific recombinase genes ccrAB or/and ccrC. In MRSA, the acquisition of SCCmec leads to the resistance to the β-lactam antibiotics...
December 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834064/evaluation-of-bd-max-staph-sr-assay-for-differentiating-between-staphylococcus-aureus-and-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-and-determining-methicillin-resistance-directly-from-positive-blood-cultures
#20
Jaewoong Lee, Yeon Joon Park, Dong Jin Park, Kang Gyun Park, Hae Kyung Lee
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the performance of the BD MAX StaphSR Assay (SR assay; BD, USA) for direct detection of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin resistance not only in S. aureus but also in coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CNS) from positive blood cultures. METHODS: From 228 blood culture bottles, 103 S. aureus [45 methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), 55 methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA), 3 mixed infections (1 MRSA+Enterococcus faecalis, 1 MSSA+MRCNS, 1 MSSA+MSCNS)], and 125 CNS (102 MRCNS, 23 MSCNS) were identified by Vitek 2...
January 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
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