Nonsusceptibility of bacteria to the action of VANCOMYCIN, an inhibitor of cell wall synthesis.
Antibacterial obtained from Streptomyces orientalis. It is a glycopeptide related to RISTOCETIN that inhibits bacterial cell wall assembly and is toxic to kidneys and the inner ear.
A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria consisting of organisms causing variable hemolysis that are normal flora of the intestinal tract. Previously thought to be a member of the genus STREPTOCOCCUS, it is now recognized as a separate genus.
Enzymes that catalyze the joining of two molecules by the formation of a carbon-oxygen bond. EC 6.1.
A species of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria whose organisms are normal flora of the intestinal tract. Unlike ENTEROCOCCUS FAECALIS, this species may produce an alpha-hemolytic reaction on blood agar and is unable to utilize pyruvic acid as an energy source.
Infections caused by bacteria that retain the crystal violet stain (positive) when treated by the gram-staining method.
Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.
The ability of microorganisms, especially bacteria, to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents, antimicrobial agents, or antibiotics. This resistance may be acquired through gene mutation or foreign DNA in transmissible plasmids (R FACTORS).
A species of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria commonly isolated from clinical specimens and the human intestinal tract. Most strains are nonhemolytic.
Any tests that demonstrate the relative efficacy of different chemotherapeutic agents against specific microorganisms (i.e., bacteria, fungi, viruses).
Glycopeptide antibiotic complex from Actinoplanes teichomyceticus active against gram-positive bacteria. It consists of five major components each with a different fatty acid moiety.
Potentially pathogenic bacteria found in nasal membranes, skin, hair follicles, and perineum of warm-blooded animals. They may cause a wide range of infections and intoxications.
A carboxypeptidase that is specific for proteins that contain two ALANINE residues on their C-terminal. Enzymes in this class play an important role in bacterial CELL WALL biosynthesis.
Proteins found in any species of bacterium.
Infections with bacteria of the genus STAPHYLOCOCCUS.
A species of gram-positive bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae. Its GLUTAMATE DEHYDROGENASE is commonly used in research.
Proteins which contain carbohydrate groups attached covalently to the polypeptide chain. The protein moiety is the predominant group with the carbohydrate making up only a small percentage of the total weight.
The ability of bacteria to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents, antimicrobial agents, or antibiotics. This resistance may be acquired through gene mutation or foreign DNA in transmissible plasmids (R FACTORS).
Non-susceptibility of a microbe to the action of METHICILLIN, a semi-synthetic penicillin derivative.
Gel electrophoresis in which the direction of the electric field is changed periodically. This technique is similar to other electrophoretic methods normally used to separate double-stranded DNA molecules ranging in size up to tens of thousands of base-pairs. However, by alternating the electric field direction one is able to separate DNA molecules up to several million base-pairs in length.
The presence of viable bacteria circulating in the blood. Fever, chills, tachycardia, and tachypnea are common acute manifestations of bacteremia. The majority of cases are seen in already hospitalized patients, most of whom have underlying diseases or procedures which render their bloodstreams susceptible to invasion.
Nonsusceptibility of a microbe to the action of ampicillin, a penicillin derivative that interferes with cell wall synthesis.
Diminished or failed response of an organism, disease or tissue to the intended effectiveness of a chemical or drug. It should be differentiated from DRUG TOLERANCE which is the progressive diminution of the susceptibility of a human or animal to the effects of a drug, as a result of continued administration.
A parasexual process in BACTERIA; ALGAE; FUNGI; and ciliate EUKARYOTA for achieving exchange of chromosome material during fusion of two cells. In bacteria, this is a uni-directional transfer of genetic material; in protozoa it is a bi-directional exchange. In algae and fungi, it is a form of sexual reproduction, with the union of male and female gametes.
A strain of Staphylococcus aureus that is non-susceptible to the action of METHICILLIN. The mechanism of resistance usually involves modification of normal or the presence of acquired PENICILLIN BINDING PROTEINS.
An antibiotic similar to FLUCLOXACILLIN used in resistant staphylococci infections.
Antibiotic complex obtained from Streptomyces bambergiensis containing mainly Moenomycins A and C. They are used as feed additives and growth promoters for poultry, swine, and cattle.
Ligases that catalyze the joining of adjacent AMINO ACIDS by the formation of carbon-nitrogen bonds between their carboxylic acid groups and amine groups.
The outermost layer of a cell in most PLANTS; BACTERIA; FUNGI; and ALGAE. The cell wall is usually a rigid structure that lies external to the CELL MEMBRANE, and provides a protective barrier against physical or chemical agents.
Any infection which a patient contracts in a health-care institution.
Alcohol oxidoreductases with substrate specificity for LACTIC ACID.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.
A genus of gram-positive, facultatively anaerobic, coccoid bacteria. Its organisms occur singly, in pairs, and in tetrads and characteristically divide in more than one plane to form irregular clusters. Natural populations of Staphylococcus are found on the skin and mucous membranes of warm-blooded animals. Some species are opportunistic pathogens of humans and animals.
The ability of bacteria to resist or to become tolerant to several structurally and functionally distinct drugs simultaneously. This resistance may be acquired through gene mutation or foreign DNA in transmissible plasmids (R FACTORS).
Discrete segments of DNA which can excise and reintegrate to another site in the genome. Most are inactive, i.e., have not been found to exist outside the integrated state. DNA transposable elements include bacterial IS (insertion sequence) elements, Tn elements, the maize controlling elements Ac and Ds, Drosophila P, gypsy, and pogo elements, the human Tigger elements and the Tc and mariner elements which are found throughout the animal kingdom.
EXOPEPTIDASES that specifically act on dipeptides. EC 3.4.13.
The functional hereditary units of BACTERIA.
Bacteria which retain the crystal violet stain when treated by Gram's method.
A cyclic lipopeptide antibiotic that inhibits GRAM-POSITIVE BACTERIA.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Derivatives of oxazolidin-2-one. They represent an important class of synthetic antibiotic agents.
Derivatives of acetamide that are used as solvents, as mild irritants, and in organic synthesis.
Resistance or diminished response of a neoplasm to an antineoplastic agent in humans, animals, or cell or tissue cultures.
Extrachromosomal, usually CIRCULAR DNA molecules that are self-replicating and transferable from one organism to another. They are found in a variety of bacterial, archaeal, fungal, algal, and plant species. They are used in GENETIC ENGINEERING as CLONING VECTORS.
Bacterial proteins that share the property of binding irreversibly to PENICILLINS and other ANTIBACTERIAL AGENTS derived from LACTAMS. The penicillin-binding proteins are primarily enzymes involved in CELL WALL biosynthesis including MURAMOYLPENTAPEPTIDE CARBOXYPEPTIDASE; PEPTIDE SYNTHASES; TRANSPEPTIDASES; and HEXOSYLTRANSFERASES.
Simultaneous resistance to several structurally and functionally distinct drugs.
Enzymes that act at a free C-terminus of a polypeptide to liberate a single amino acid residue.
The naturally occurring transmission of genetic information between organisms, related or unrelated, circumventing parent-to-offspring transmission. Horizontal gene transfer may occur via a variety of naturally occurring processes such as GENETIC CONJUGATION; GENETIC TRANSDUCTION; and TRANSFECTION. It may result in a change of the recipient organism's genetic composition (TRANSFORMATION, GENETIC).
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
A set of genes descended by duplication and variation from some ancestral gene. Such genes may be clustered together on the same chromosome or dispersed on different chromosomes. Examples of multigene families include those that encode the hemoglobins, immunoglobulins, histocompatibility antigens, actins, tubulins, keratins, collagens, heat shock proteins, salivary glue proteins, chorion proteins, cuticle proteins, yolk proteins, and phaseolins, as well as histones, ribosomal RNA, and transfer RNA genes. The latter three are examples of reiterated genes, where hundreds of identical genes are present in a tandem array. (King & Stanfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Any of the processes by which cytoplasmic or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in bacteria.
Enzyme which catalyzes the peptide cross-linking of nascent CELL WALL; PEPTIDOGLYCAN.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
The capacity of an organism to defend itself against pathological processes or the agents of those processes. This most often involves innate immunity whereby the organism responds to pathogens in a generic way. The term disease resistance is used most frequently when referring to plants.
Enzymes that catalyze the transfer of hexose groups. EC 2.4.1.-.
A genus of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria whose organisms occur in pairs or chains. No endospores are produced. Many species exist as commensals or parasites on man or animals with some being highly pathogenic. A few species are saprophytes and occur in the natural environment.
Acyltransferases that use AMINO ACYL TRNA as the amino acid donor in formation of a peptide bond. There are ribosomal and non-ribosomal peptidyltransferases.
Nonsusceptibility of an organism to the action of penicillins.
The force that opposes the flow of BLOOD through a vascular bed. It is equal to the difference in BLOOD PRESSURE across the vascular bed divided by the CARDIAC OUTPUT.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
Peptides composed of two amino acid units.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
The ability of viruses to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents or antiviral agents. This resistance is acquired through gene mutation.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
Glycosylated compounds in which there is an amino substituent on the glycoside. Some of them are clinically important ANTIBIOTICS.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Inflammation of the ENDOCARDIUM caused by BACTERIA that entered the bloodstream. The strains of bacteria vary with predisposing factors, such as CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS; HEART VALVE DISEASES; HEART VALVE PROSTHESIS IMPLANTATION; or intravenous drug use.
A species of STAPHYLOCOCCUS that is a spherical, non-motile, gram-positive, chemoorganotrophic, facultative anaerobe. Mainly found on the skin and mucous membrane of warm-blooded animals, it can be primary pathogen or secondary invader.
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
Studies determining the effectiveness or value of processes, personnel, and equipment, or the material on conducting such studies. For drugs and devices, CLINICAL TRIALS AS TOPIC; DRUG EVALUATION; and DRUG EVALUATION, PRECLINICAL are available.
Enumeration by direct count of viable, isolated bacterial, archaeal, or fungal CELLS or SPORES capable of growth on solid CULTURE MEDIA. The method is used routinely by environmental microbiologists for quantifying organisms in AIR; FOOD; and WATER; by clinicians for measuring patients' microbial load; and in antimicrobial drug testing.
A common inhabitant of the colon flora in human infants and sometimes in adults. It produces a toxin that causes pseudomembranous enterocolitis (ENTEROCOLITIS, PSEUDOMEMBRANOUS) in patients receiving antibiotic therapy.
The application of molecular biology to the answering of epidemiological questions. The examination of patterns of changes in DNA to implicate particular carcinogens and the use of molecular markers to predict which individuals are at highest risk for a disease are common examples.
Substances that prevent infectious agents or organisms from spreading or kill infectious agents in order to prevent the spread of infection.
An acute inflammation of the INTESTINAL MUCOSA that is characterized by the presence of pseudomembranes or plaques in the SMALL INTESTINE (pseudomembranous enteritis) and the LARGE INTESTINE (pseudomembranous colitis). It is commonly associated with antibiotic therapy and CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE colonization.
One of the PENICILLINS which is resistant to PENICILLINASE but susceptible to a penicillin-binding protein. It is inactivated by gastric acid so administered by injection.
The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.
A semi-synthetic antibiotic related to penicillin.
Procedures for identifying types and strains of bacteria. The most frequently employed typing systems are BACTERIOPHAGE TYPING and SEROTYPING as well as bacteriocin typing and biotyping.
A semisynthetic antibiotic produced from Streptomyces mediterranei. It has a broad antibacterial spectrum, including activity against several forms of Mycobacterium. In susceptible organisms it inhibits DNA-dependent RNA polymerase activity by forming a stable complex with the enzyme. It thus suppresses the initiation of RNA synthesis. Rifampin is bactericidal, and acts on both intracellular and extracellular organisms. (From Gilman et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 9th ed, p1160)
A group of antibiotics that contain 6-aminopenicillanic acid with a side chain attached to the 6-amino group. The penicillin nucleus is the chief structural requirement for biological activity. The side-chain structure determines many of the antibacterial and pharmacological characteristics. (Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p1065)
Nonsusceptibility of bacteria to the action of TETRACYCLINE which inhibits aminoacyl-tRNA binding to the 30S ribosomal subunit during protein synthesis.
Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.
Liquid chromatographic techniques which feature high inlet pressures, high sensitivity, and high speed.
A semisynthetic cephalosporin analog with broad-spectrum antibiotic action due to inhibition of bacterial cell wall synthesis. It attains high serum levels and is excreted quickly via the urine.
Diseases of plants.
The ability of fungi to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents, antifungal agents, or antibiotics. This resistance may be acquired through gene mutation.
Physiologically, the opposition to flow of air caused by the forces of friction. As a part of pulmonary function testing, it is the ratio of driving pressure to the rate of air flow.
A group of broad-spectrum antibiotics first isolated from the Mediterranean fungus ACREMONIUM. They contain the beta-lactam moiety thia-azabicyclo-octenecarboxylic acid also called 7-aminocephalosporanic acid.
Nonsusceptibility of bacteria to the action of the beta-lactam antibiotics. Mechanisms responsible for beta-lactam resistance may be degradation of antibiotics by BETA-LACTAMASES, failure of antibiotics to penetrate, or low-affinity binding of antibiotics to targets.
A broad-spectrum antimicrobial carboxyfluoroquinoline.
A bacteriostatic antibiotic macrolide produced by Streptomyces erythreus. Erythromycin A is considered its major active component. In sensitive organisms, it inhibits protein synthesis by binding to 50S ribosomal subunits. This binding process inhibits peptidyl transferase activity and interferes with translocation of amino acids during translation and assembly of proteins.
Infections with bacteria of the genus CLOSTRIDIUM.
Pneumonia caused by infections with bacteria of the genus STAPHYLOCOCCUS, usually with STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS.
A 25-kDa peptidase produced by Staphylococcus simulans which cleaves a glycine-glcyine bond unique to an inter-peptide cross-bridge of the STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS cell wall. EC 3.4.24.75.
A gram-positive organism found in the upper respiratory tract, inflammatory exudates, and various body fluids of normal and/or diseased humans and, rarely, domestic animals.
Coccus-shaped bacteria that retain the crystal violet stain when treated by Gram's method.
Semi-synthetic derivative of penicillin that functions as an orally active broad-spectrum antibiotic.
An antibacterial agent that is a semisynthetic analog of LINCOMYCIN.
Ability of a microbe to survive under given conditions. This can also be related to a colony's ability to replicate.
Non-susceptibility of an organism to the action of the cephalosporins.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Enzymes that cause coagulation in plasma by forming a complex with human PROTHROMBIN. Coagulases are produced by certain STAPHYLOCOCCUS and YERSINIA PESTIS. Staphylococci produce two types of coagulase: Staphylocoagulase, a free coagulase that produces true clotting of plasma, and Staphylococcal clumping factor, a bound coagulase in the cell wall that induces clumping of cells in the presence of fibrinogen.
A group of QUINOLONES with at least one fluorine atom and a piperazinyl group.
A nitroimidazole used to treat AMEBIASIS; VAGINITIS; TRICHOMONAS INFECTIONS; GIARDIASIS; ANAEROBIC BACTERIA; and TREPONEMAL INFECTIONS. It has also been proposed as a radiation sensitizer for hypoxic cells. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985, p133), this substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen (Merck, 11th ed).
A type of strength-building exercise program that requires the body muscle to exert a force against some form of resistance, such as weight, stretch bands, water, or immovable objects. Resistance exercise is a combination of static and dynamic contractions involving shortening and lengthening of skeletal muscles.
The action of a drug in promoting or enhancing the effectiveness of another drug.

Regulated interactions between partner and non-partner sensors and response regulators that control glycopeptide resistance gene expression in enterococci. (1/967)

Transcription of the vanA and vanB glycopeptide resistance gene clusters is regulated by the VanRS and VanRBSB two-component regulatory systems, respectively. Histidine to glutamine substitutions were introduced at positions 164 of VanS and 233 of VanSB to prevent autophosphorylation of the sensor kinases and transfer of the phosphate groups to the VanR and VanRB response regulators. VanSH164Q and VanSBH233Q abolished activation of VanR and VanRB by host kinases. The phosphatase activity of VanSBH233Q was negatively modulated by vancomycin whereas VanSH164Q prevented transcription of the resistance genes under all growth conditions. Cross-talk was detected between VanRB and VanS in a vanSB null mutant. VanR is required for activation of promoters PR and PH allowing transcription of the regulatory (vanRS) and resistance (vanHAXYZ) genes, respectively. Under non-inducing conditions, activation of VanR by cross-talk was blocked by the presence of a multicopy plasmid carrying PH. Presence of the high-affinity VanR-binding sites of the regulatory region of PH on the multicopy vector probably sequestered VanR, thereby preventing autoactivation of the PR promoter. Under such circumstances, stimulation of the host kinase by glycopeptides or moenomycin was required for expression of the resistance genes.  (+info)

Enterococci with glycopeptide resistance in turkeys, turkey farmers, turkey slaughterers, and (sub)urban residents in the south of The Netherlands: evidence for transmission of vancomycin resistance from animals to humans? (2/967)

The number of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) relative to the total number of enterococci was determined in fecal samples from turkeys and three human populations in 1996, each with a different level of contact with turkeys, i.e., turkey farmers, turkey slaughterers, and (sub)urban residents. The percentage of VRE relative to the total enterococcal population (i.e., the degree of resistance) was low (2 to 4%) in all groups (except in six samples). No difference was observed between farmers who used avoparcin and those who did not. The pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns of the VRE isolates from the different populations were quite heterogeneous, but isolates with the same PFGE pattern were found among animal and human isolates, in addition to the isolates which were described previously (A. E. van den Bogaard, L. B. Jensen, and E. E. Stobberingh, N. Engl. J. Med. 337:1558-1559, 1997). Detailed molecular characterization of vanA-containing transposons from different isolates showed, that in addition to a previously reported strain, similar transposons were present in VRE isolates from turkeys and turkey farmers. Moreover, similar VanA elements were found not only in isolates with the same PFGE pattern but also in other strains from both humans and animals.  (+info)

The efficacy and safety of quinupristin/dalfopristin for the treatment of infections caused by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. Synercid Emergency-Use Study Group. (3/967)

A progressive increase in the incidence of vancomycin resistance in strains of Enterococcus faecium (VREF) has severely constrained treatment options for patients with infection caused by this emerging pathogen. Quinupristin/dalfopristin (Synercid), the first injectable streptogramin antibiotic, is active in vitro against VREF, with an MIC90 of 1.0 mg/L. We studied the clinical efficacy and safety of quinupristin/dalfopristin in the treatment of VREF infection. Two prospective studies were conducted simultaneously. The first enrolled only patients with VREF infection; the second included patients with infection caused by other gram-positive bacterial pathogens in addition to VREF. Patients were enrolled if they had signs and symptoms of active infection and no appropriate alternative antibiotic therapy. The recommended treatment regimen of quinupristin/dalfopristin was 7.5 mg/kg i.v. every 8 h for a duration judged appropriate by the investigator. A total of 396 patients with VREF infection were enrolled. The most frequent indications for treatment included intra-abdominal infection, bacteraemia of unknown origin, urinary tract infection, catheter-related bacteraemia, and skin and skin structure infection. This patient population had a high prevalence of severe underlying illness, including a history of diabetes mellitus, transplantation, mechanical ventilation, dialysis, chronic liver disease with cirrhosis and oncological disorders. The mean (+/- S.D.) duration of treatment was 14.5 +/- 10.7 days (range: 1-108). The majority of patients (82.1%) were treated every 8 h, as assessed on day 2 of treatment, while 15.9% were treated every 12 h. The clinical success rate was 73.6% [142/193 clinically evaluable patients; 95% confidence interval (CI): 67.4%, 79.8%], the bacteriological success rate 70.5% (110/156 bacteriologically evaluable patients; 95% CI: 63.4%, 77.7%) and the overall success (both clinical and bacteriological success) rate 65.8% (102/156 bacteriologically evaluable patients; 95% CI: 57.9%, 72.9%). VREF bacteraemia at entry, mechanical ventilation and laparotomy were associated with a worse outcome. Quinupristin/dalfopristin was generally well tolerated. The most common systemic adverse events related to treatment were arthralgias (9.1%) and myalgias (6.6%). Related laboratory abnormalities were infrequent. In these severely ill patients with VREF infection and no other clinically appropriate therapeutic alternatives, quinupristin/dalfopristin demonstrated substantial efficacy and a good nervous system, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal and hepatic tolerability.  (+info)

A cluster of VanD vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium: molecular characterization and clinical epidemiology. (4/967)

VanD-mediated glycopeptide resistance has been reported for an isolate of Enterococcus faecium, BM4339. Three clinical isolates of vancomycin-resistant E. faecium collected from 3 patients during a 6-week period in 1993 had agar dilution MICs of vancomycin and teicoplanin of 128 and 4 microg/mL, respectively. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using degenerate primers complementary to genes encoding d-Ala-d-X ligases yielded a 630-bp product that was similar to the published partial sequence of vanD. By use of inverse PCR, vanD, vanHD, and two partial flanking open-reading frames were sequenced. The deduced amino acid sequence of VanD showed 67% identity with VanA and VanB. vanD appeared to be located on the chromosome and was not transferable to other enterococci. The 3 isolates were indistinguishable by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and differed from BM4339. No other isolates carrying vanD were found in a subset of 875 recent US isolates of vancomycin-resistant enterococci.  (+info)

Quinupristin/dalfopristin: therapeutic potential for vancomycin-resistant enterococcal infections. (5/967)

Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREF) is an opportunistic pathogen, which causes infections among severely ill, hospitalized patients, in whom it is likely to increase the risk of progressive local or systemic disease and to worsen the prognosis. Because these organisms are often highly resistant to penicillin, ampicillin and many other antimicrobials including the glycopeptides, there are few proven therapeutic alternatives for the treatment of infection caused by VREF. Quinupristin/dalfopristin is highly active against VREF in vitro. A prolonged post-antibiotic effect, good polymorphonuclear leucocyte/macrophage penetration and slow release, and active metabolites allow this agent to be used with an 8 or 12 h dosing interval. The combined results from a Phase III non-comparative study and an emergency-use study of quinupristin/dalfopristin for the treatment of VREF infection produced a clinical response rate (cure or improvement) in 142 (73.6%) of 193 clinically evaluable patients. The baseline pathogen was eradicated or presumed eradicated from 110 of 156 (70.5%) bacteriologically evaluable patients. Fifty-two per cent of the severely ill patients in these two studies died, but no death was attributed to quinupristin/dalfopristin therapy. The most common adverse event was arthralgia (9.1%). Quinupristin/dalfopristin has demonstrated efficacy for the treatment of serious VREF infections, including those that have failed conventional therapy.  (+info)

Costs of treating infections caused by methicillin-resistant staphylococci and vancomycin-resistant enterococci. (6/967)

Infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREF) increases the risk of mortality and results in prolonged hospitalization and high utilization of costly treatment modalities. Measures to prevent the spread of MRSA (and possibly VREF) include patient isolation and decontamination, hygiene measures, ward closure, and screening of patients and staff for carriage. In seriously ill patients, the increased use of vancomycin for the treatment of MRSA can lead to the emergence of VREF colonization/infection. Quinupristin/dalfopristin is effective in the treatment of MRSA infections, including nosocomial pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infection, and septicaemia. In the treatment of nosocomial pneumonia, clinical success rates were equivalent between quinupristin/dalfopristin and vancomycin. In the context of a hospital policy which emphasizes effective hygiene measures and the prudent use of antibacterials, quinupristin/dalfopristin is an effective antimicrobial that can help to control the high costs associated with multiresistant MRSA and VREF infections.  (+info)

Near absence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci but high carriage rates of quinolone-resistant ampicillin-resistant enterococci among hospitalized patients and nonhospitalized individuals in Sweden. (7/967)

Rates of colonization with enterococci with acquired resistance to vancomycin (vancomycin-resistant enterococci [VRE]) and ampicillin (ampicillin-resistant enterococci [ARE]) were determined by using fecal samples from 670 nonhospitalized individuals and 841 patients in 27 major hospitals. Of the hospitalized patients, 181 (21.5%) were carriers of ARE and 9 (1.1%) were carriers of VRE. In univariate analyses, length of hospital stay (odds ratio [OR], 4.6; 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.5 to 8.9) and antimicrobial therapy (OR, 4.7; 95% CI, 3.3 to 6.7) were associated with ARE colonization, as were prior treatment with penicillins (OR, 3.1; 95% CI, 1.8 to 5. 5), cephalosporins (OR, 2.9; 95% CI, 1.7 to 5.0), or quinolones (OR, 2.7; 95% CI, 1.5 to 4.7). In logistic regression analysis, antimicrobial therapy for at least 5 days was independently associated with ARE carriage (adjusted OR, 3.8; 95% CI, 2.6 to 5.4). Over 90% of the ARE isolates were fluoroquinolone resistant, whereas 14% of the ampicillin-susceptible Enterococcus faecium isolates were fluoroquinolone resistant. ARE carriage rates correlated with the use of fluoroquinolones (P = 0.04) but not with the use of ampicillin (P = 0.68) or cephalosporins (P = 0.40). All nine VRE isolates were E. faecium vanB and were found in one hospital. Seven of these isolates were related according to their types as determined by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Among the nonhospitalized individuals, the ARE carriage rate was lower (6%; P < 0.05), and only one person, who had recently returned from Africa, harbored VRE (E. faecium vanA). The absence of VRE colonization in nonhospitalized individuals reflects an epidemiological situation in Sweden radically different from that in countries in continental Europe where glycopeptides have been widely used for nonmedical purposes.  (+info)

Glycopeptide-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus: evaluation of a novel screening method and results of a survey of selected U.S. hospitals. (8/967)

Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus with decreased susceptibilities to glycopeptide antimicrobial agents, such as vancomycin and teicoplanin, have emerged in the United States and elsewhere. Commercially prepared brain heart infusion agar (BHIA) supplemented with 6 microg of vancomycin per ml was shown in a previous study to detect glycopeptide-intermediate S. aureus (GISA) with high sensitivity and specificity; however, this medium, when prepared in-house, occasionally showed growth of vancomycin-susceptible control organisms. This limitation could significantly impact laboratories that prepare media in-house, particularly if they wished to conduct large surveillance studies for GISA. Therefore, a pilot study to detect GISA was performed with vancomycin-containing Mueller-Hinton agar (MHA) prepared in-house in place of commercially prepared BHIA. MHA was selected for this study because this medium is widely available and well standardized. The results of the pilot study showed that supplementation of MHA with 5 microg of vancomycin per ml was both a sensitive and a specific method for screening for GISA isolates. This method was used to screen for GISA among 630 clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant S. aureus collected during 1997 from 33 U.S. hospitals. Although 14 S. aureus isolates grew on the screening agar, all were vancomycin susceptible (MICs were +info)

Heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (hVISA) is an emerging superbug with implicit drug resistance to vancomycin. Detecting hVISA can guide the correct administration of antibiotics. However, hVISA cannot be detected in most clinical microbiology laboratories because the required diagnostic tools are either expensive, time consuming, or labor intensive. By contrast, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) is a cost-effective and rapid tool that has potential for providing antibiotics resistance information. To analyze complex MALDI-TOF mass spectra, machine learning (ML) algorithms can be used to generate robust hVISA detection models. In this study, MALDI-TOF mass spectra were obtained from 35 hVISA/vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (VISA) and 90 vancomycin-susceptible S. aureus isolates. The vancomycin susceptibility of the isolates was determined using an Etest and modified population analysis profile-area under the curve. ML algorithms, namely a
Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are strains of Staphylococcus aureus that have become resistant to the glycopeptide antibiotic vancomycin. Strains of hVISA and VISA do not have resistant genes found in Enterococcus and the proposed mechanisms of resistance include the sequential mutations resulting in a thicker cell wall and the synthesis of excess amounts of D-ala-D-ala residues. VRSA strain acquired the vancomycin resistance gene cluster vanA from VRE. The diagnosis of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus can be done with disk diffusion(and VA screen plate) For isolates with a Vancomycin MIC > 2 µg/mL, an alternative to Vancomycin should be used. The approach is to treat with at least one agent to which VISA/VRSA is known to be susceptible by in vitro testing. The agents that are used include daptomycin, linezolid, telavancin, ceftaroline, quinupristin-dalfopristin. For people with MRSA bacteremia in the setting of vancomycin failure the IDSA recommends high-dose daptomycin, ...
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Staphylococci, enterococci, and many other species of bacteria are known to attach to indwelling medical devices and form biofilms consisting of complex communities of single cells and microcolonies within a matrix of hydrated polysaccharides, proteins, and other macromolecules, including DNA (13, 43). Within this matrix, bacterial cells evade the host immune response and survive antimicrobial chemotherapy, resulting in persistent infections that are difficult to treat (36). Initially, biofilms may be composed of a single species, but the longer a medical device remains in place, the more likely that multiple species will be involved (12). The close contact of cells within a biofilm and the relative stability of the matrix have been demonstrated to facilitate gene transfer (8, 21, 22).. The microbial community of the biofilm associated with the emergence of VRSA in this patient included potential donors (VRE), recipients (MRSA), and VRSA transconjugants that harbored a variety of resistance ...
The emergence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) has become a global concern for public health. The proximity of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is considered to be one of the foremost risk factors for the development of VRSA. This study aimed to determine the incidence, risk factors, and clinical outcomes of intestinal co-colonization with VRE and MRSA. A case-control study was conducted in 52-bed intensive care units (ICUs) of a university-affiliated hospital from September 2012 to October 2017. Active surveillance using rectal cultures for VRE were conducted at ICU admission and on a weekly basis. Weekly surveillance cultures for detection of rectal MRSA were also conducted in patients with VRE carriage. Patients with intestinal co-colonization of VRE and MRSA were compared with randomly selected control patients with VRE colonization alone (1:1). Vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for MRSA isolates were determined
Given the dramatic increase in the incidence of vancomycin resistance among the enterococci and experimental evidence for the transfer of vancomycin resistance from enterococci to Staphylococcus aureus, there is concern that strains of S. aureus will emerge that are resistant to vancomycin. The result would be a highly virulent pathogen for which effective antimicrobial therapy would not be available. To prevent the nosocomial transmission of such an organism, stringent infection control policies need to be developed and implemented. We offer proposals that are based on the limited data available on the transmission and control of S. aureus and that may be used as starting points for the development of formal guidelines for the isolation of colonized and infected patients and for microbiology laboratory precautions. ...
BACKGROUND: Avoparcin, cross-resistance with vancomycin, was added as feed-additive since 1970s and was prohibited in 1997 in Korea. After avoparcin was banned we examined prevalence and genetic relatedness of VRE in enterococci isolated from livestock and humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using enrichment broth and 6 microgram/mL vancomycin-containing enterococcosel selective agar, vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) were isolated from fecal sample of 255 pigs of 8 farms, 431 chickens of 9 farms, and 328 humans (Food industry employee and Institution cafeteria employee) of 5 public health centers, and 100 raw chicken meats from April to June 2003. Antimicrobial susceptibility was examined by disk diffusion and minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs), and E-test. Species identification and genotyping were done by multiplex PCR method. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) of vanA-type VRE isolates was performed by CHEF-Mapper system. RESULTS: 19 isolates from 255 pigs, 122 isolates from 431 ...
Background: Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) are important hospital-acquired pathogens among hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients. We examined the incidence and outcomes of patients with VRE colonization and bacteremia (VREB) over a ten-year period at a center that routinely screens and uses barrier precautions for VRE. Methods: Adults receiving their first allogeneic HCT at our center between September 2007 and August 2016 were eligible for inclusion. Patients who were positive either by standardized pre-HCT stool/rectal screening or at any point two years prior to HCT were considered VRE colonized. Patients with acquired VRE were those with positive VRE cultures only post-HCT. Colonization and 100-day post-HCT VREB incidence rates were compared over time using linear regression. Cox proportional hazards models were constructed to assess the relationship between 100-day mortality and: a) pre-HCT colonization, and b) the number of days with sequential VREB cultures. ...
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Abstract BACKGROUND: In April 1997, vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) emerged in several health care facilities in the Siouxland region and a VRE Task Force was formed. From 1997 through 1999, an evaluation of VRE prevalence at 30 facilities was performed.
1) Definition In this section, the term qualifying pathogen means a pathogen identified and listed by the Secretary under paragraph (2) that has the potential to pose a serious threat to public health, such as- (A) resistant gram positive pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus; (B) multi-drug resistant gram negative bacteria, including Acinetobacter, Klebsiella, Pseudomonas, and E. coli species; (C) multi-drug resistant tuberculosis; and (D) Clostridium difficile ...
The increased prevalence of vancomycin-intermediate (VISA) can be an emerging healthcare threat. site-specific allelic variant within and between isolate populations. Inhabitants hereditary methods were after that applied to measure the general levels of variant over the three period points also to determine individual variations that display anomalous degrees of allelic modification between populations. A successive Nutlin 3b decrease in the overall degrees of inhabitants genomic variant was observed over the three period points in keeping with a inhabitants bottleneck caused by antibiotic treatment. Not surprisingly general reduction in variant several individual mutations had been swept to high rate of recurrence in the VISA inhabitants. These mutations had been implicated as possibly mixed up in VISA phenotype and interrogated regarding their functional jobs. This process allowed us to recognize several mutations previously Nutlin 3b implicated in VISA along with allelic adjustments within a ...
Glycopeptide antibiotics were synthesized via the PyBOP mediated condensation of aliphatic, heterocyclic and aromatic amines with the C-terminus of vancomycin, LY264826 (A82846B) and semi-synthetic derivatives of these natural products. Amides of LY264826 and vancomycin demonstrated excellent activi …
This report published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 22, No 11, 29 October 1998 contains information on enterococci with acquired resistance to vancomycin and other glycopeptides, which has emerged and spread rapidly through Europe and the United States since 1988.
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Determination of antimicrobial susceptibility and detection of the frequency of heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (hetero-VISA) in Japanese MRSA clinical isolates (2008 ...
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The vancomycin resistance gene clusters contain three general categories of genes, the core resistance proteins (VanHAX), the accessory proteins (VanJKWYZ and MurF2), and the sensor-regulator genes (VanRS). The accessory proteins are not essential for resistance but are known to enhance resistance in some bacteria. Other accessory genes, such as vanW, have unknown function at this time. The VanB resistance cluster is similar to VanA in that it is acquired and inducible, but it differs on sequence identity. Its terminal product is D-ala-D-lac.. ...
Background: Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) is an organism of major concern in hospital settings because of transmission in healthcare facilities. Purpose: To ex..
VanA type vancomycin resistance operon genes, which can synthesize peptidoglycan with modified C-terminal D-Ala-D-Ala to D-alanine--D-lactate ...
VanA type vancomycin resistance operon genes, which can synthesize peptidoglycan with modified C-terminal D-Ala-D-Ala to D-alanine--D-lactate ...
D-Ala-D-Ala ligases from glycopeptide antibiotic-producing organisms are highly homologous to the enterococcal vancomycin-resistance ligases VanA and VanB.(Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.) [1997] ...
D-Ala-D-Ala ligases from glycopeptide antibiotic-producing organisms are highly homologous to the enterococcal vancomycin-resistance ligases VanA and VanB.(Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.) [1997] ...
Antibiotic resistance test Amplidiag® CarbaR+MCR is a multiplex real-time PCR in vitro diagnostic test (IVD) for detection of carbapenemase and vancomycin resistance markers from stool sample.
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Small RNAs in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium involved in daptomycin response and resistance. AU - Sanguinetti, Maurizio. AU - Cacaci, Margherita. AU - Sinel, Clara. AU - Augagneur, Yoann. AU - Sassi, Mohamed. AU - Bronsard, Julie. AU - Guérin, François. AU - Meignen, Pierrick. AU - Cattoir, Vincent. AU - Felden, Brice. PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. N2 - Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections and outbreaks. Regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) are major players in adaptive responses, including antibiotic resistance. They were extensively studied in gram-negative bacteria, but less information is available for gram-positive pathogens. No sRNAs are described in E. faecium. We sought to identify a set of sRNAs expressed in vancomycin-resistant E. faecium Aus0004 strain to assess their roles in daptomycin response and resistance. Genomic and transcriptomic analyses revealed a set of 61 sRNA candidates, including 10 that were further tested ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. AU - Satlin, Michael J.. AU - Soave, Rosemary. AU - Racanelli, Alexandra C.. AU - Shore, Tsiporah B.. AU - Van Besien, Koen. AU - Jenkins, Stephen G.. AU - Walsh, Thomas J.. N1 - Funding Information: This study was partially supported by a grant (to M.J.S.) from the Clinical and Translational Science Center at Weill Cornell Medical College (KL2TR000458) and was presented, in part, at IDWeek 2012 ™, 17 - 21 October 2012, Abstract #537.. PY - 2014/12/1. Y1 - 2014/12/1. N2 - As antimicrobial resistance increases, understanding the current epidemiology of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients is essential to guide empirical antimicrobial therapy. We therefore reviewed microbial etiologies, timing and outcomes of BSIs in patients who were transplanted from September 2007 to December 2011. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Characterization of the first clinical isolate of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis, AH803, in Taiwan. AU - Lu, Jang J.. AU - Ben, Ren J.. AU - Perng, Cherng L.. AU - Chi, Wei Ming. AU - Chu, Mong Ling. AU - Lee, Wei H.. PY - 2000/2. Y1 - 2000/2. N2 - We previously isolated a vancomycin-resistant strain of Enterococcus faecalis, designated AH803, from the sputum of a patient with pneumonia and bacteremia in Taiwan. AH803 was resistant to vancomycin (minimal inhibitory concentration, MIC = 512 μg/mL) but susceptible to teicoplanin (MIC = 8 μg/mL), and harbored the vanA gene but not the vanB gene. In this study, we further characterized E. faecalis AH803 and the plasmid it was found to contain. DNA from AH803 was analyzed for the presence of vanA and vanB resistance genes by polymerase chain reaction. The vancomycin resistant phenotype was transferable from AH803 to E. faecalis JH2-2, at a frequency of 4.8 x 10-2 AH803 was also resistant to gentamicin and ...
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) has emerged as an important global nosocomial pathogen, and this trend is associated with the spread of high-risk clones. Here, we determined the genetic and phenotypic features of 93 VREfm isolates that were obtained from patients in 13 hospitals in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, during 2012-2013. All the isolates were vancomycin-resistant and harbored the vanA gene. Only 6 (6.5%) of the VREfm isolates showed the ability to form biofilm. The 93 isolates analyzed belong to a single pulsed-field gel electrophoresis lineage and presented six subtypes. MLST genotyping showed that all VREfm belonged to ST412 (the high-risk clone, hospital-adapted). The present study describes the dissemination of ST412 clone in the local hospitals. The clonal spread of these ST412 isolates in the area we analyzed as well as other hospitals in southeastern Brazil supports the importance of identifying and controlling the presence of these microorganisms in health ...
Staphylococcus aureus is one of most common pathogens in humans. Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) accounts for 64 % of S. aureus bacteremia isolated in intensive care units (ICUs), and heteroresistant vancomycin-intermediates S. aureus (hVISA) is a phenotype of MRSA. However, studies focusing on the hVISA impact on critically ill patients are scarce. This was a retrospective study conducted in a tertiary medical center from January 2009 to December 2010. All adult patients in ICUs with MRSA bloodstream infection were eligible. A modified population analysis profile and area under the curve method was applied to all isolates to confirm hVISA phenotype. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST), staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) and the accessory gene regulator (agr) typing were performed individually. Clinical outcomes including in-hospital mortality, length of stay in intensive care unit and hospital after MRSA bacteremia of the patients were also analyzed. A total of 48 patients were
This retrospective cohort study revealed that linezolid resistance in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium was dependent on prior linezolid exposure and duration of linezolid therapy. These strains of E. faecium were resistant to the entire class of oxazolidinones.. ...
Edmond and colleagues [1] gave their perspectives on the measures necessary to control transmission of vancomycin-resistant S. aureus. Most of the measures they suggest are not new and are similar to measures recommended by the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee for preventing the spread of vancomycin-resistant enterococci [2]. However, they did suggest some measures that are unique and may be difficult to follow. They stated that a monitor could be placed at the door of a patient infected or colonized with vancomycin-resistant S. aureus. This monitor would prevent unauthorized access and enforce hand ...
A summary of the sequence analysis of the plasmid Tn1546-like elements and their comparison to the prototype element (designated type I in this study) are shown in Fig. 4. The vanS genes of all of the Chinese isolates were identical to that of the BM4147 strain and had no substitutions. Three specific substitutions within VanS result in low-level teicoplanin resistance, which is frequently found in East Asian VRE isolates (9, 15, 18, 34). The Tn1546-like elements of the 13 isolates were classified into six types based on sequence analysis and were designated type I to type VI (Fig. 4). We have reported two VanA-type VRE (E. faecium) clinical isolates, C264 and I125, which were originally isolated from patients in China (35). The Tn1546-like elements of both strains contained the insertion sequences IS1216V and IS1542 and are classified as type V and type VI, respectively (Fig. 4).. Our group reported the first case of VanA-type Enterococcus faecalis: strain KC122.1, isolated in Japan from ...
Objectives: To characterize, phenotypically and genotypically, the first Enterococcus faecium clinical isolate harbouring a vanG operon.Methods: The antibiotic resistance profile of E. faecium 16-346 was determined and its whole genome sequenced using PacBio technology. Attempts to transfer vancomycin resistance by filter mating were performed and the inducibility of expression of the vanG operon was studied by reverse-transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) in the presence or absence of subinhibitory concentrations of vancomycin.Results: E. faecium 16-346 was resistant to rifampicin (MIC |4 mg/L), erythromycin (MIC |4 mg/L), tetracycline (MIC |16 mg/L) and vancomycin (MIC 8 mg/L), but susceptible to teicoplanin (MIC 0.5 mg/L). The strain harboured the vanG operon in its chromosome, integrated in a 45.5 kb putative mobile genetic element, similar to that of Enterococcus faecalis BM4518. We were unable to transfer vancomycin resistance from E. faecium 16-346 to E. faecium BM4107 and E. faecalis JH2-2.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Case-case-control study on factors associated with vanB vancomycin-resistant and vancomycin-susceptible enterococcal bacteraemia. AU - Cheah, Agnes Loo Yee. AU - Peel, Trisha. AU - Howden, Benjamin P. AU - Spelman, Denis. AU - Grayson, M Lindsay. AU - Nation, Roger L. AU - Kong, David CM. PY - 2014. Y1 - 2014. N2 - Background: Enterococci are a major cause of healthcare-associated infection. In Australia, vanB vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) is the predominant genotype. There are limited data on the factors linked to vanB VRE bacteraemia. This study aimed to identify factors associated with vanB VRE bacteraemia, and compare them with those for vancomycin-susceptible enterococci (VSE) bacteraemia.Methods: A case-case-control study was performed in two tertiary public hospitals in Victoria, Australia. VRE and VSE bacteraemia cases were compared with controls without evidence of enterococcal bacteraemia, but may have had infections due to other pathogens.Results: All VRE ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Recent progress in the medicinal chemistry of vancomycin. AU - Arimoto, Hirokazu. PY - 2010/5/1. Y1 - 2010/5/1. N2 - The increasing incidence of vancomycin resistance in clinical settings has prompted research into new antibiotics against vancomycin-resistant strains. Recent efforts toward the development of novel glycopeptide antibiotics including our works are reviewed. Introduction of a carbon substituent at the amino acid residue 2 of vancomycin by Suzuki-Miyaura cross-coupling reaction led to an enhancement of antibacterial activity against vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA). The potent activities of Van-M-02 against the Gram-positive bacteria including vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and VRSA are also described, and its mode of action was investigated with an assay system employing cell-membrane fraction of S.aureus as a crude enzyme mixture.. AB - The increasing incidence of vancomycin resistance in clinical settings has prompted research into new ...
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are important nosocomial pathogens in many countries with the genotype vanA and vanB being the most important is hospital environment. The objectives of this study is the Molecular characterization of VRE isolated from hematology-oncology patients. Fecal/rectal samples from 50 randomly selected patients together with blood samples from the 11 patients who developed bacteremia. Enterococcal isolates were identified and subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing to vancomycin by agar screen method. Vancomycin resistance was confirmed by determining its minimum inhibitory concentration by broth dilution method. Susceptibility of the VRE isolates to different antimicrobials was also determined using the disk diffusion method. Multiplex PCR was used to detect vanA and vanB genes among the isolated VRE strains. Fifty enterococcal strains were isolated from the fecal-rectal samples, of which six (12 %) were VRE (3 E. faecium, 2 E. faecalis and one E. gallinarum).
The distribution characteristics of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and the resistance of enterococcus isolates to various antibiotics were investigated in Yae River, which flows through Miyazaki city, Japan. The prevalence of VRE among specimens collected from the urban river basin using mEI agar was 0.9% (2 of 226 enterococcal isolates). In the 333 enterococcal isolates obtained using mEI agar or vancomycin-supplemented mEI agar, the possession of the vancomycin-resistant genes (vanA, vanB, vanC1, and vanC2/C3) was examined using multiplex PCR analysis. Although VRE possessing vanA and vanB were not detected in any isolates, isolates possessing vanC2/C3 were detected at all sampling sites and on all days. All isolates (101 strains) possessing vanC2/C3 that were obtained on vancomycin-supplemented mEI agar were identified as E. casseliflavus and analyzed for genotypes using pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis. These E. casseliflavus isolates revealed them to be genetically highly
During a 36-month period between 1993 and 1995 in the Pediatric Oncology Unit of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 74 patients experienced episodes of infection or colonization caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). Characterization of the 74 bacterial isolates by microbiological an …
VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus) is an infection caused by the bacteria Enterococcus which has become resistant to treatment with vancomycin, an antibiotic commonly used to treat this type of infection. Enterococcus is a type of bacteria that is normally found in human intestines (gut) and the female genital tract and is also often found in the environment without causing disease. When it becomes resistant to vancomycin, it is then called vancomycin resistant Enterococcus or VRE. VRE can be present in an individual but not cause symptoms, this is often called colonization of the bacteria. Sometimes however, the VRE bacteria can cause a variety of infections in the urinary tract, the bloodstream or in open wounds on the skin. VRE is spread by simple skin to skin contact or by touching surfaces contaminated with the bacteria. Most VRE infections spread this way in hospitals. VRE cannot be spread through the air by coughing or sneezing. People at risk for VRE infections include those who ...
Table 1: Magnitude of Vancomycin-Resistant |i|Enterococci|/i| (VRE) Colonization among HIV-Infected Patients Attending ART Clinic in West Amhara Government Hospitals
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Improving the assessment of vancomycin-resistant enterococci by routine screening. AU - Huang, Susan S.. AU - Rifas-Shiman, Sheryl L.. AU - Pottinger, Jean M.. AU - Herwaldt, Loreen A.. AU - Zembower, Teresa B.. AU - Noskin, Gary A.. AU - Cosgrove, Sara E.. AU - Perl, Trish M.. AU - Curtis, Amy B.. AU - Tokars, Jerome L.. AU - Diekema, Daniel J.. AU - Jernigan, John A.. AU - Hinrichsen, Virginia L.. AU - Yokoe, Deborah S.. AU - Platt, Richard. N1 - Funding Information: Potential conflicts of interest: L.A.H. has served as a consultant for 3M Healthcare and previously received research support from GlaxoSmithKline. S.E.C. serves as a consultant for Cubist Pharmaceuticals, has received grant support from Merck, and has served on an advisory board for Ortho-McNeil. T.M.P. serves on the advisory board for 3M Healthcare, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, and Replidyne and has been on the speakers bureau for Pfizer, Pharmacia, and Wyeth. D.J.D. receives research support from Merck, Pfizer, ...
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Enterococcus are intrinsically resistant to many of the antibiotics used in clinical practice. Moreover, they have acquired resistance to other antibiotics, with the consequent appearance of multiresistant strains, turning treatment of these infections very difficult in many cases. Vancomycin. Particularly worisome is the acquisition of vancomycin resistance in enterococcal strains. Vancomycin is considered a last resource antibiotic in the treatment of multiresistant enterococcal strains and is also used to treat infections caused by other pathogens like Staphylococcus, Streptococcus and Clostridium. After the introduction of this antibiotic into the clinical practice in the 80s, the first report of VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus) appreared soon in 1986. Vancomycin resistance is now spread both in the Hospital settings and in other environments. Vancomycin resistance in Enterococcus is generally acquired and is encoded in genetic mobile elements, like transposons. It can be associated ...
In accordance with the prevailing Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci (VRE) screening guidelines, a 73-year-old male patient, admitted for Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease, was recently confirmed to be a VRE carrier. The patient is being treated under isolation and his clinical condition is critical due to his underlying medical illness. The hospital has screened the patients who stayed in the same ward and have close contact with the index patient during the same period, according to guidelines. It was further confirmed that seven male inpatients (aged 68 to 88) are VRE carriers. All the confirmed patients are under medical surveillance and isolation ...
The high sensitivity of amplification by PCR requires the specimen to be processed in an environment in which contamination of the specimen by Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus DNA is unlikely.. Submit only 1 of the following specimens:. Supplies:. Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092). C and S Vial (T058). Stool container, Small (Random), 4 oz Random (T288). Preferred:. Specimen Type: Perianal, perirectal, rectal. Container/Tube: Culture transport swab (Dacron or rayon swab with aluminum or plastic shaft with either Stuart or Amies liquid medium [T092]). Specimen Volume: Swab. Acceptable:. Specimen Type: Preserved Stool. Container/Tube: Commercially available transport system specific for recovery of enteric pathogens from fecal specimens (15 mL of non-nutritive transport medium containing phenol red as a pH indicator, either Cary-Blair, Para-Pak C and S [T058]). Specimen Volume: Representative portion of stool. Collection Instructions:. 1. Collect fresh stool and submit 1 gram or 5 mL in ...
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What types of infections does VRE cause?VRE can live in the human intestines and female genital tract without causing disease (often called colonization). However, sometimes it can cause infections of the urinary tract, the bloodstream, or of wounds associated with catheters or surgical procedures.Who is at risk for infection?
TY - JOUR. T1 - Prevention and control of vancomycin resistance in gram-positive coccal microorganisms. T2 - fire prevention and fire fighting.. AU - Mayhall, C. G.. PY - 1996/6. Y1 - 1996/6. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0030158819&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0030158819&partnerID=8YFLogxK. M3 - Article. C2 - 8805064. AN - SCOPUS:0030158819. VL - 17. SP - 353. EP - 355. JO - Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. JF - Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. SN - 0899-823X. IS - 6. ER - ...
Laboratory Detection of Vancomycin ResistanceVancomycin resistance can be difficult to detect in the clinical microbiology laboratory. Disk diffusion sensitivity testing using the standard 30-μg vancomycin disk frequently misclassifies intermediately susceptible isolates as fully susceptible (70). In a recent study, 75% of microbiology laboratories from around the world misreported a glycopeptide-intermediate strain of Staphylococcus epidermidis as susceptible based on the results of disk diffusion testing (71).. Automated testing methods like MicroScan rapid panels (Dade Behring) and Vitek (version 7.07; bioMerieux) also have pitfalls. While conventional MicroScan panels performed well in detecting reduced susceptibilities to vancomycin, the rapid panels are less reliable as they do not allow for the recommended 24-h incubation (14, 70). Prior to 1999, Vitek software was not programmed to report vancomycin MICs above 4 μg/ml and would thus report the MICs of intermediately susceptible or ...
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Introduction: Vancomycin is the cornerstone of parenteral therapy for serious methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections. Optimal dosing of vancomycin is patient specific due to its narrow therapeutic window. The objective of this study is to evaluate the appropriate use of vancomycin focusing on the indication, dose, and therapeutic level monitoring.. Methodology: A prospective observational study was conducted in a tertiary care hospital over a 3- month period. A data collection form was used to gather information on 93 patients receiving vancomycin. Study outcomes were assessment of the appropriateness of vancomycin indication, dose, and therapeutic trough level.. Results: The use of vancomycin both empirically and after culture results was appropriate in 78.5 % of the patients. More than half of the patients (51.6 %) were given an inappropriate dose of vancomycin per actual body weight, creatinine clearance, and indication. Regarding therapeutic vancomycin monitoring, 69.0 % had ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Vancomycin use in hospitalized pediatric patients.. AU - Keyserling, Harry L.. AU - Sinkowitz-Cochran, Ronda L.. AU - Harris, James M.. AU - Levine, Gail L.. AU - Siegel, Jane D.. AU - Stover, Beth H.. AU - Lau, Sharon A.. AU - Jarvis, William R.. PY - 2003/8. Y1 - 2003/8. N2 - OBJECTIVES: To assess vancomycin utilization at childrens hospitals, to determine risk factors for vancomycin use and length of therapy, and to facilitate adapting recommendations to optimize vancomycin prescribing practices in pediatric patients. METHODS: Two surveys were conducted at Pediatric Prevention Network hospitals. The first (Survey I) evaluated vancomycin control programs. The second (Survey II) prospectively reviewed individual patient records. Each hospital was asked to complete questionnaires on 25 consecutive patients or all patients for whom vancomycin was prescribed during a 1-month period. RESULTS: In Survey I, 55 of 65 (85%) hospitals reported their vancomycin control policies. Three ...
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Repetitive sequence-based polymerase chain reaction fingerprinting was used to characterize 23 vancomycin-nonsusceptible enterococcal isolates from 2003 to 2004. Five genetically related clusters spanned geographically distinct referring centers. DNA fingerprinting showed infant-to-infant transmission from referring institutions. Thus, community healthcare facilities are a source of vancomycin-nonsusceptible enterococci and should be targeted for increased infection control efforts ...
My research project aims at finding bioactive compounds from a marine sponge, family Halichondriidae. This involves extraction/isolation, purification and structure elucidation of the bioactive compound(s).. The extraction procedure employs liquid-liquid partitioning of the crude extract in order to obtain Hexane, Dichloromethane, Butan-2-ol and Methanol fractions. Further fractionation carried out by flash column chromatography follows bioassay (bioassay guided fractionation). The bioassay involves tests against Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREF), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), wild type Staphylococcus aureus (WTSA), Wild-type Candida albicans (WTCA) and Amphotericin B- resistant Candida albicans (ARCA). Brine Shrimp assay (general cytotoxicity) is also carried out for the crude and fractions. The bioactive extracts are further subjected to semi-preparative High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) for purifications followed by spectroscopic techniques ...
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Peak and Trough Guide. 1. Peak & Trough Vancomycin is a glycopeptide antibiotic. It is a time dependent killer. The level has to stay above a minimum concentration for a length of time for the medication to be effective. Thus, Vancomycin doses should not be held while waiting for a trough level. Vancomycin peak levels are not routinely monitored, however if ordered by the MD, the peak should be drawn 1 hour after medication dose is complete. Exception - if the ordered dose of Vancomycin is 2 grams or more then obtain the peak 2 hours after the infusion is complete.. 2. Peak & Trough (cont) Collect trough immediately prior to dose Blood must NOT be drawn from the line it was infusing in Blood is drawn from a different port, it is NOT drawn from the port it was infused in Do not draw a trough level while Vancomycin is infusing Do not wait for trough results before hanging antibiotic unless a specific order to wait for result is ordered by MD Administer antibiotic at prescribed rate so levels are ...
BACKGROUND: Recently the value of vancomycin therapeutic drug monitoring, as well as the required therapeutic range, has been subject of debate, resulting in new recommendations. This study was performed to incorporate these new insights in an up-to-date dosing scheme for neonates of various gestational ages.. METHODS: In this retrospective study with prospective validation, 108 newborns with suspected central line-related septicemia during the first month of life received 30 mg/kg/day vancomycin divided into two doses regardless of gestational or postconceptional age. Trough and peak vancomycin serum concentrations were determined before and after the third dose. Vancomycin data were analyzed according to a one-compartment open model with use of NONMEM population pharmacokinetic software. Model parameters were evaluated and then used to simulate vancomycin dosing for different dose and dose interval combinations. Targets were a trough concentration between 5 and 15 mg/L and a peak below 40 ...
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Vancomycin-resistant E. faecium is often referred to as VRE. This bacterium has developed multi-drug antibiotic resistance and ... "Small RNAs in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium involved in daptomycin response and resistance". Scientific Reports. 7 ... A genome-wide E. faecium sRNA study suggested that some sRNAs are linked to the antibiotic resistance and stress response. ... "Enterococcal Infections, Vancomycin Resistant" (PDF). Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section Office of Public Health, ...
Resistance to vancomycin in E. faecalis is becoming more common. Treatment options for vancomycin-resistant E. faecalis include ... Ampicillin- and vancomycin-sensitive E. faecalis (lacking high-level resistance to aminoglycosides) strains can be treated by ... Daptomycin or linezolid may also show efficacy in case ampicillin and vancomycin resistance. A combination of penicillin and ... Courvalin P (January 2006). "Vancomycin resistance in Gram-positive cocci". Clin. Infect. Dis. 42 Suppl 1: S25-34. doi:10.1086/ ...
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... and multidrug resistance is common. As indicated above, even glycopeptide-resistant (vancomycin and teicoplanin) strains have ... 2007). "Detection of vancomycin heteroresistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus and vancomycin intermediate resistant ... They are thinner, cover less surface area, and are less hydrophobic, but they also have an increased level of resistance to ... S. haemolyticus has the highest level of antibiotic resistance among the CoNS. Various strains are resistant to one or more of ...
Cells color gramnegative, and lack vancomycin resistance. They are not motile and do not glide. Growth ceases in complete ...
Mory, Francine; Lozneiwski (June 1998). "Low-Level Vancomycin Resistance in Clostridium innocuum". Journal of Clin Microbiology ... resistance to vancomycin was seen in all 28 strains isolated. All other clostridial species were at least 8 times more ... susceptible to vancomycin than C. innocuum, suggesting an intrinsic vancomycin resistance mechanism in C. innocuum. Smith, ... Most strains were found to be only moderately susceptible to vancomycin (MIC at which 90% of strains are inhibited, 4 ...
Resistance to other antibiotics was documented in some strains of S. aureus. In 1996, vancomycin resistance was reported in ... S. aureus has also developed resistance to vancomycin (VRSA). One strain is only partially susceptible to vancomycin and is ... The first documented strain with complete (>16 μg/ml) resistance to vancomycin, termed vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA) ... Antimicrobial resistance is genetically based; resistance is mediated by the acquisition of extrachromosomal genetic elements ...
Kruse T, Levisson M, de Vos WM, Smidt H (September 2014). "vanI: a novel D-Ala-D-Lac vancomycin resistance gene cluster found ... Kalan L, Ebert S, Kelly T, Wright GD (July 2009). "Noncanonical vancomycin resistance cluster from Desulfitobacterium hafniense ... All tested strains are resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin. Over the years several additional strains belonging to the ...
"Vancomycin Modified to Combat Growing Antibiotic Resistance Threat". Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. 30 May 2017. ... "Antibiotics resistance: researchers succeed to block genes of resistance". University of Montreal. 22 November 2017. Retrieved ... 22 November - In a breakthrough for antibiotic resistance, researchers at the Université de Montréal in Canada report a way of ... 30 May Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute announce a way to structurally modify vancomycin to make the antibiotic ...
Recommendations for preventing the spread of vancomycin resistance. Recommendations of the Hospital Infection Control Practices ... Transfer of vancomycin-resistant enterococci via health care worker hands. Arch Intern Med 2005;165(3):302-7. Hall CB, Douglas ... Reduction in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus and Clostridium difficile infections following change to tympanic thermometers. ... Recurrence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus stool colonization during antibiotic therapy. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol ...
C. jeikeium is usually susceptible to vancomycin and tetracycline. Resistance to macrolide antibiotics is often encountered. It ... Rosato AE, Lee BS, Nash KA (July 2001). "Inducible macrolide resistance in Corynebacterium jeikeium". Antimicrobial Agents and ...
Resistance to the antibiotics ampicillin and vancomycin has been observed. D. lykanthroporepellens is strictly anaerobic and ...
Low propensity for bacterial resistance development. Often, the exact species of bacteria causing the illness is unknown, in ... Examples of narrow-spectrum antibiotics include vancomycin, fidaxomicin and sarecycline. Narrow-spectrum antibiotic allow to ...
Charpentier also helped demonstrate how S. pneumoniae develop vancomycin resistance. Charpentier worked as an assistant ... Novak, R.; Henriques, B.; Charpentier, E.; Normark, S.; Tuomanen, E. (1999). "Emergence of vancomycin tolerance in ... Charpentier's PhD project investigated molecular mechanisms involved in antibiotic resistance. Charpentier worked as a ...
... of the high level of resistance to penicillins and because of the potential for MRSA to develop resistance to vancomycin, the U ... For this reason, vancomycin, a glycopeptide antibiotic, is commonly used to combat MRSA. Vancomycin inhibits the synthesis of ... S. aureus biofilms also have high resistance to host immune response. Though the exact mechanism of resistance is unknown, S. ... "Infection with vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus containing the vanA resistance gene". The New England Journal of ...
... pathogenic potential and vancomycin resistance". Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 10 (9): 771-6. doi:10.1089/fpd.2013.1492. ... This multi-drug resistance has been linked to certain genes. For beta-lactam resistance, the mechanism is by altering ... Further resistance testing of S. hyicus isolates found high resistance to penicillin, macrolides, tetracycline, sulfonamides ... Other implicated plasmid resistance genes are tet(L) for tetracyclines, erm(C) for macrolides, lincosamides and streptogramins ...
... as a functionalized derivative of chloroeremomycin to combat rising antibacterial resistance to vancomycin. The ... The structures of vancomycin and chloroeremomycin are very similar, differing only in the glycosylation sites. Vancomycin is ... See also: Vancomycin#Biosynthesis Chloroeremomycin was found to be synthesized by Amycolatopsis orientalis. The non-ribosomal ... See also: Vancomycin#Pharmacology and chemistry Glycorandomization Teixobactin Wright, Andrew G. McArthur, Gerard D. "The ...
Urinary tract infections can be treated specifically with nitrofurantoin, even in cases of vancomycin resistance. Enterococcal ... In the last two decades, particularly virulent strains of Enterococcus that are resistant to vancomycin (vancomycin-resistant ... Kurup A, Chlebicki MP, Ling ML, Koh TH, Tan KY, Lee LC, Howe KB (April 2008). "Control of a hospital-wide vancomycin-resistant ... It often requires treatment with intravenous or intrathecal vancomycin, yet it is debatable as to whether its use has any ...
... is resistant to the quinolone class of antibiotics, with extreme resistance to fluoroquinolones. ... Sensitivity, as of 2003, is still found in trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, vancomycin and bacitracin. Fanourgiakis, P.; Georgala ...
Even the least active bottromycin derivatives exhibited greater anti-VRE activity than vancomycin, which was used as a control ... The need to find new antibiotics to combat antibiotic resistance means that biologic and synthetic interest in bottromycin will ... It has been shown to inhibit methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) ... Bottromycin is structurally distinct from both vancomycin, a glycopeptide antibiotic, and methicillin, a beta-lactam antibiotic ...
A Database on vancomycin and b-lactam resistance genes". Bioinformation. 1 (1): 5-7. doi:10.6026/97320630001005. ISSN 0973-8894 ... Antimicrobial Resistance databases Zhou, C. E.; Smith, J.; Lam, M.; Zemla, A.; Dyer, M. D.; Slezak, T. (2007-01-03). "MvirDB--a ... Scaria, Joy; Chandramouli, Umamaheswaran; Verma, Sanjay Kumar (2005-02-01). "Antibiotic Resistance Genes Online (ARGO): ... virulence factors and antibiotic resistance genes. Sources that this database uses for DNA and protein information include: Tox ...
The T. celer cell envelope lacks muramic acid, indicating resistance to penicillin and vancomycin. T. celer is a strict ...
... a polyketide glycoside complex from a cave bacterium can defeat vancomycin resistance". Chemistry: A European Journal. 11 (19 ...
September 2008). "Molecular characterisation of linezolid resistance in two vancomycin-resistant (VanB) Enterococcus faecium ... although resistance in enterococci has been reported. Some authors have predicted that resistance in E. faecium will increase ... Drug Resistance Updates. 17 (1-2): 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.drup.2014.04.002. PMID 24880801. Emergence of resistance has been ... and as an alternative to vancomycin for MRSA meningitis. Linezolid appears superior to vancomycin in treating community- ...
S. aureus has also developed resistance to vancomycin (VRSA). One strain is only partially susceptible to vancomycin and is ... The first documented strain with complete (,16 μg/ml) resistance to vancomycin, termed vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA) ... In 1996, vancomycin resistance was reported in Japan.[20]:637 In many countries, outbreaks of MRSA infection were reported to ... Several newly discovered strains of MRSA show antibiotic resistance even to vancomycin and teicoplanin. These new strains of ...
D-dipeptidase which is essential for vancomycin resistance in Enterococcus faecium BM4147". Biochemistry. 34 (8): 2455-63. doi: ... "The structure of VanX reveals a novel amino-dipeptidase involved in mediating transposon-based vancomycin resistance". ... Reynolds PE, Depardieu F, Dutka-Malen S, Arthur M, Courvalin P (September 1994). "Glycopeptide resistance mediated by ...
In general, resistance arises due to mutations in penicillin-binding proteins, production of metallo-β-lactamases, or ... Many of these adverse effects were observed in severely ill individuals already taking many medications including vancomycin. ... Meropenem, like other carbapenems, is a potent inducer of multidrug resistance in bacteria. Meropenem is bactericidal except ... resistance to diffusion across the bacterial outer membrane. Unlike imipenem, it is stable to dehydropeptidase-1, so can be ...
Because exposure to rifamycins in the past may increase risk for resistance, rifaximin should be avoided in such cases.[ ... Rifaximin may also be a useful addition to vancomycin when treating patients with relapsing C. difficile infection. However, ... the development of bacterial resistance is rare. Because of this poor absorption, most of the drug taken orally stays in the ... "Interruption of recurrent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea episodes by serial therapy with vancomycin and rifaximin". ...
Bugg TD, Wright GD, Dutka-Malen S, Arthur M, Courvalin P, Walsh CT (October 1991). "Molecular basis for vancomycin resistance ... "Purification and characterization of the VanB ligase associated with type B vancomycin resistance in Enterococcus faecalis V583 ... biosynthesis of a depsipeptide peptidoglycan precursor by vancomycin resistance proteins VanH and VanA". Biochemistry. 30 (43 ...
... atvancomycin.[68] Ang mga antibiyotikong ito ay kadalasang ibinibigay sa pamamagitan ng ugat at ginagamit nang magkasama.[68] ... "Community-Acquired Pneumonia: From Common Pathogens To Emerging Resistance". Emergency Medicine Practice. 7 (12).. Unknown ...
Resistance[edit]. Strains of the Trypanosoma brucei parasite that are resistant to pentamidine have been discovered. ... vancomycin, foscarnet, or cisplatin should be closely monitored, or whenever possible completely avoided.[9] ...
"Small RNAs in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium involved in daptomycin response and resistance". Scientific Reports. 7 ... Vancomycin-resistant EnterococciEdit. Enterococcus faecium has been a leading cause of multi-drug resistant enterococcal ... A genome-wide E. faecium sRNA study suggested that some sRNAs are linked to the antibiotic resistance and stress response.[7] ... "Enterococcal Infections, Vancomycin Resistant" (PDF). Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section Office of Public Health, ...
Aminoglycosides: activity and resistance". Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 43 (4): 727-37. PMC 89199 . PMID 10103173.. Mentenanță ... On the Mechanism of Action of Vancomycin: Inhibition of Peptidoglycan Synthesis in Gaffkya homari". Antimicrobial Agents and ...
Antibiotic resistance Drug resistance Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)(Vancomycin intermediate-resistant ... VRSA strain acquired the vancomycin resistance gene cluster vanA from VRE. The diagnosis of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus ... Including Vancomycin-Intermediate and Heterogeneous Vancomycin-Intermediate Strains: Resistance Mechanisms, Laboratory ... including vancomycin-intermediate and heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate strains: resistance mechanisms, laboratory ...
In case of people having high risk of being infected with multiple drug resistance organisms such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, ... For Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin or teicoplanin is recommended. For Legionella infection, ... During critical illness, a state of adrenal insufficiency and tissue resistance to corticosteroids may occur. This has been ... Meanwhile, for antibiotics with low volume distribution (vancomycin, teicoplanin, colistin), loading dose is required to ...
... strains of Lactobacillus fermentum demonstrated uniform resistance patterns demonstrating resistance to glycopeptide vancomycin ... Antibiotic Resistance[edit]. Studies have shown that L. fermentum has antibiotic resistances. DNA was isolated from ... So far no observed Lactobacillus fermentum strains have been observed to have transferable resistance or acquired resistance ... Drug Resistance Plasmids[edit]. Research done on Lactobacillus fermentum strains has revealed the existence of tetracycline and ...
Other examples include assays for testing vancomycin resistance genes vanA and vanB in Enteroccocus species, and antibiotic ... or having intermediate resistance to an antibiotic.[5] Specific patterns of drug resistance or multi drug resistance may be ... This resistance might be because a type of bacteria has intrinsic resistance to some antibiotics,[2] because of resistance ... McAdams D (January 2017). "Resistance diagnosis and the changing epidemiology of antibiotic resistance". Annals of the New York ...
The widespread incidence of antibiotic resistance across various strains of S. aureus, or across different species of ... Vancomycin-resistant S. aureus. ReferencesEdit. *^ "staphylococcus , Origin and meaning of staphylococcus by Online Etymology ... Staphylococcus species are resistant to bacitracin (0.04 U disc: resistance = , 10 mm zone of inhibition) and susceptible to ... This organism, too, can carry the genetic material that imparts multiple bacterial resistance. It is rarely implicated in ...
"G418/neomycin-cross resistance?". Retrieved 2008-10-19.. *^ Mehta R, Champney WS (September 2003). "Neomycin and paromomycin ... Neomycin resistance is conferred by either one of two aminoglycoside phosphotransferase genes.[9] A neo gene is commonly ... "Arginine-linked neomycin B dimers: synthesis, rRNA binding, and resistance enzyme activity". MedChemComm. 7 (1): 164-169. doi ...
Antibiotic misuse and bacterial resistances[edit]. See also: Antibiotic misuse and Antibiotic resistance ... or vancomycin.[32] ... Three mechanisms of resistance are known.[58] Some types of ... M Jacobs, Worldwide Overview of Antimicrobial Resistance. International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance 2005. ... Resistance to quinolones can evolve rapidly, even during a course of treatment. Numerous pathogens, including Escherichia coli ...
a b Emtricitabine (FTC) is an acceptable alternative to 3TC, based on knowledge of the pharmacology, the resistance patterns ... Vancomycinα. Reserve group antibiotics[edit]. *Ceftazidime/avibactamα. *Colistinα. *Fosfomycinα ...
... especially in heart failure patients with refractory diuretic resistance with large dose of loop diuretics.[15][16][17][18][19] ... "Potent diuretic effects of prednisone in heart failure patients with refractory diuretic resistance". The Canadian Journal of ...
Sensitive strains of these bacteria can be treated with ampicillin, penicillin and vancomycin.[4] Urinary tract infections can ... 2002). The Enterococci: pathogenesis, molecular biology, and antibiotic resistance. Washington, D.C.: ASM Press. ISBN 978-1- ... From a medical standpoint, an important feature of this genus is the high level of intrinsic antibiotic resistance. This rules ...
Romero A, Potter MF, Potter DA, Haynes KF (2007). "Insecticide Resistance in the Bed Bug: A Factor in the Pest's Sudden ... and with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE), but the significance of this is still unknown.[13] ... Bed bugs may choose to aggregate because of predation, resistance to desiccation, and more opportunities to find a mate. ... Pest control and eradication is challenging due to insecticide resistance, lack of effective products, and health concerns ...
... vancomycin, or fidaxomicin by mouth.[6] In 2017, the IDSA generally recommended vancomycin and fidaxomicin over metronidazole.[ ... Oral metronidazole is a treatment option for giardiasis, however, the increasing incidence of nitroimidazole resistance is ... 6] Vancomycin by mouth has been shown to be more effective in treating people with severe C. difficile colitis.[19] ... It is an option for a first episode of mild-to-moderate Clostridium difficile colitis if vancomycin or fidaxomicin is ...
In case of people having high risk of being infected with multiple drug resistance organisms such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, ... For Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin or teicoplanin is recommended. For Legionella infection, ... During critical illness, a state of adrenal insufficiency and tissue resistance to corticosteroids may occur. This has been ... Meanwhile, for antibiotics with low volume distribution (vancomycin, teicoplanin, colistin), loading dose is required to ...
"About Antimicrobial Resistance". www.cdc.gov. Consultado o 2015-10-30.. *↑ "Antibiotic Resistance Questions & Answers". Get ... Bozdogan B, Esel D, Whitener C, Browne FA, Appelbaum PC (2003). "Antibacterial susceptibility of a vancomycin-resistant ... "Antibiotic Resistance , NRDC". www.nrdc.org. Consultado o 2015-10-30.. *↑ Sapkota AR, Lefferts LY, McKenzie S, Walker P (maio ... Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a Crises for the Health and Welfare of Nations: 2014. Jim O'Neill Gibbs Building, 215 Euston ...
If oral vancomycin was used for the initial episode, then a prolonged oral vancomycin pulse dose of 125 mg four times daily for ... "Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013" (PDF). US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2013. Archived ... vancomycin.[126]. *Rifaximin,[126] is a clinical-stage semisynthetic, rifamycin-based, nonsystemic antibiotic for CDI. It is ... Vancomycin or fidaxomicin by mouth are the typically recommended for mild, moderate, and severe infections.[65] They are also ...
Recommendations for Preventing the Spread of Vancomycin Resistance Recommendations of the Hospital Infection Control Practices ... Vancomycin (în engleză), DrugBank, 17 noiembrie 2015. *^ a b c d „Vancomycin". The American Society of Health-System ... Vancomycin (în engleză), ChEMBL, accesat în 19 ianuarie 2016. *^ a b VANCOMYCIN (în engleză), ChEMBL, accesat în 17 noiembrie ... Vancomycin (în engleză), ChemSpider, accesat în 17 noiembrie 2016. *^ a b ...
Resistance to antibioticsEdit. Capnocytophaga spp. are usually susceptible to antibiotics, but the emergence of beta-lactam- ... According to studies, different sensitivities were reported for macrolides, rifampin, quinolones, metronidazole, vancomycin, ... Genes for antibiotic resistance have gradually spread among other pathogenic bacterial species by horizontal gene transfer.[8] ... Detection of resistance genes and susceptibility patterns in Bacteroides and Parabacteroides strains. Anaerobe. 16(3):190-194. ...
... and Bacteroides fragilis strains having various resistance phenotypes". Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 55 (5): 2390-4. ...
Antibiotic-resistance genes as markers Once necessary, now undesirable. *CBS Article on Phage Therapy and Antibiotic Resistance ... Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus-Guidelines for Healthcare Workers. *Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics 31 Mayıs 2010 ... BURDEN of Resistance and Disease in European Nations - An EU-Project to estimate the financial burden of antibiotic resistance ... SciDev.net Antibiotic Resistance spotlight 4 Eylül 2010 tarihinde Wayback Machine sitesinde arşivlendi. The Science and ...
BURDEN of Resistance and Disease in European Nations - An EU-Project to estimate the financial burden of antibiotic resistance ... Enterokoke otporne na vankomicin (engl. Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus - VRE). *Na meticilin otporna Stafilokokus aureus ( ... Drug+Resistance,+Multiple на US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) ... Otpornost na višestruke lekove (engl. multiple drug resistance, MDR, multirezistencija) stanje je koje omogućava ...
Antibiotic resistance[edit]. Intrinsic resistance[edit]. A few Gram-positive bacteria are intrinsically resistant to vancomycin ... "vancomycin". Merriam-Webster Dictionary.. *^ "vancomycin - definition of vancomycin in English from the Oxford dictionary". ... Acquired resistance[edit]. Evolution of microbial resistance to vancomycin is a growing problem, in particular, within ... Mechanism of vancomycin action and resistance: This diagram shows only one of two ways vancomycin acts against bacteria ( ...
"Penicillin G sodium salt Susceptibility and Resistance Data" (PDF). TOKU-E. Retrieved 4 March 2014.. ... This is in contrast to the glycopeptide antibiotics vancomycin and teicoplanin, which are both much larger than the penicillins ... They are still widely used today, though many types of bacteria have developed resistance following extensive use. ... implication in drug resistance". Journal of Molecular Biology. 299 (2): 477-85. doi:10.1006/jmbi.2000.3740. PMID 10860753.. ...
Heterogeneous resistance to vancomycin in Staphylococcus aureus.. Howe RA, Wootton M, Walsh TR, Bennett PM, Macgowan AP. ... Emergence of heterogeneous intermediate vancomycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates in the Düsseldorf area. [J ...
Mechanism of Intrinsic Resistance to Vancomycin in Clostridium innocuum NCIB 10674 Véronique David, Bülent Bozdogan, Jean-Luc ... Analysis of the Mobilization Functions of the Vancomycin Resistance Transposon Tn1549, a Member of a New Family of Conjugative ... Genetic Analysis of the Enterococcus Vancomycin Resistance Conjugative Plasmid pHTβ: Identification of the Region Involved in ... Vancomycin Tolerance Induced by Erythromycin but Not by Loss of vncRS, vex3, or pep27 Function in Streptococcus pneumoniae ...
Resistance to the glycopeptide vancomycin occurs through a well-characterized mechanism of reduced vancomycin-binding affinity ... Finally, we review the most important mechanisms of resistance to the antibiotics that are used to treat vancomycin-resistant ... The rise of the Enterococcus: beyond vancomycin resistance.. Arias CA1, Murray BE. ... The main mechanisms of antibiotic resistance are shown. In Enterococcus faecium, resistance to ampicillin occurs through the ...
Vancomycin resistance was not, however, an independent predictor of mortality. Conclusion: These results suggest that ... Enterococcal bacteremia: risk factors for vancomycin resistance and predictors of mortality Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1999 ... Objective: To identify risk factors for vancomycin resistance and mortality in enterococcal bacteremia. ... vancomycin resistance was not an independent predictor of mortality in these patients and likely serves more as a marker of ...
This is the very first identification of the active component, which induces VCM resistance in MRSA. We found that the BIVR ... shows resistance to vancomycin (VCM) in the presence of β-lactam antibiotics (BIVR) at low concentrations. We hypothesized that ... Total Syntheses and Initial Evaluation of [Ψ[C(═S)NH]Tpg4]vancomycin, [Ψ[C(═NH)NH]Tpg4]vancomycin, [Ψ[CH2NH]Tpg4]vancomycin, ... Cell wall thickening is a common feature of vancomycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. J. Clin. Microbiol. 41, 5-14 (2003 ...
... Recommendations of the Hospital Infection Control Practices ... especially moderate vancomycin resistance (as manifested in the VanB phenotype) (9-11). Vancomycin resistance in enterococci ... Determine vancomycin resistance and high-level resistance to penicillin (or ampicillin) and aminoglycosides (62) for ... for confirmation of vancomycin resistance. References. References * CDC. Nosocomial enterococci resistant to vancomycin -- ...
The major reservoir of acquired vancomycin resistance is Enterococcus faecium; vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis are ... Nowadays, six types of acquired vancomycin resistance in enterococci are known; however, only VanA and to a lesser extent VanB ... Various genes encode acquired vancomycin resistance and these are typically associated with mobile genetic elements which allow ... Acquired ampicillin resistance is a major phenotypic marker of hospital-acquired E. faecium in Europe and experience has shown ...
... spread of vancomycin resistance, with a special focus on VRE. Preventing and controlling the spread of vancomycin resistance ... regarding the problem of vancomycin resistance, c) early detection and prompt reporting of vancomycin resistance in enterococci ... in many clinical laboratories cannot consistently detect vancomycin resistance, especially moderate vancomycin resistance (as ... Vancomycin resistance in enterococci has coincided with the increasing incidence of high-level enterococcal resistance to ...
VANCOMYCIN RESISTANCE IN COAGULASE-NEGATIVE STAPHYLOCOCCI. Epidemiology of Vancomycin ResistanceResistance to vancomycin among ... VANCOMYCIN RESISTANCE IN S. AUREUS. IntroductionSince first being reported in 1997, the threat of vancomycin resistance in S. ... Mechanisms of Vancomycin ResistanceThe true mechanism of vancomycin resistance in S. aureus is not known. It was initially ... Although vancomycin resistance in S. aureus remains extremely rare and is less common than vancomycin resistance in enterococci ...
Enterococcal bacteria first developed resistance to vancomycin in 1986 and the first case of vancomycin-resistant MRSA (VMRSA) ... "For years it was thought that resistance would be slow to emerge since vancomycin works in an unusual way. But with the ... Wright and his team studied the vancomycin-resistance mechanism in the harmless soil bacteria Streptomyces coelicolor. The ... The discovery reveals new understanding about what is happening at the molecular level in vancomycin resistance. It also ...
S. aureus and MRSA developed no resistance to vancomycin (P = 0.019 vs. , 0.0001, respectively) or linezolid (P = 0.342 vs. , ... 20.8%). Conclusion No development of resistance was found to vancomycin and linezolid in patients with pneumonia caused by S. ... MRSA (87.7%) was also found to have a high antibiotic resistance against ß-lactam antibiotics, compared to S. aureus (9.6%). ... The findings of antibiotic resistance were analyzed after the evaluation of susceptibility testing for S. aureus and MRSA. ...
Staphylococcus aureus resistance to vancomycin is not a one-way street ending in a cliff plunge, as demonstrated by the ... LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA - Staphylococcus aureus resistance to vancomycin is not a one-way street ending in a cliff plunge, as ... The strains were tested for vancomycin resistance and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). The results from the 200 isolates ... Vancomycin MICs werent significantly different between the MRSA and MSSA samples.. Based upon this favorable institutional ...
Mechanisms of Resistance. Reduction in Glycopeptide Resistance in Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci as a Result of vanA Cluster ... Mechanisms of Resistance. Penicillin-Binding Protein 2 Is Essential for Expression of High-Level Vancomycin Resistance and Cell ... Mechanisms of Resistance. VanD-Type Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis Florence Depardieu, ... Mechanisms of Resistance. VanE-Type Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecalis Clinical Isolates from Australia Lorena Abadía- ...
Vancomycin resistance in gram-positive cocci. Clin Infect Dis 42(Suppl 1):S25-S34. doi:10.1086/491711. ... Structural basis for the evolution of vancomycin resistance D,D-peptidases. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111:5872-5877. doi:10.1073 ... Vancomycin resistance in Gram-positive bacteria results from the replacement of the d-alanyl-d-alanine target of peptidoglycan ... d-Ala-d-Ser VanN-type transferable vancomycin resistance in Enterococcus faecium. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:4606-4612. doi ...
The complete resistance, intermediate resistance, and sensitivity to vancomycin among Enterococcus isolates were 14% (95% CI: ... In addition, the resistance of isolated strains to vancomycin in outpatients was significantly higher than that in inpatients ( ... resistance to vancomycin was higher among strains of E. faecium compared with strains of E. faecalis (33% vs 3%). ... The purpose of this review was to evaluate the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) isolates in Iran using a ...
Vancomycin resistance - Methyloceanibacter caenitepidi [ Pathway menu , Pathway entry , Download KGML , Show description , ... The expression of vancomycin resistance pathway is induced by the VanS-VanR two component system, and D-Ala-D-Lac or D-Ala-D- ... The resistance to VCM was first described among enterococci in the late 1980s in Europe. Subsequently, vancomycin-resistant ... The genes encoding resistance are carried on plasmids that can tranfer themselves from cell to cell and on tranponsons that can ...
We have previously shown that a thickened cell wall is responsible for the vancomycin resistance of vancomycin-resistant ... To confirm the vancomycin MIC for any colonies on the vancomycin-containing agar, a colony grown on the vancomycin-containing ... Cell Wall Thickening Is a Common Feature of Vancomycin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. Longzhu Cui, Xiaoxue Ma, Katsuhiro ... Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a new model of antibiotic resistance. Lancet Infect. Dis. 1:147-155. ...
Cell Wall Thickening Is a Common Feature of Vancomycin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. Longzhu Cui, Xiaoxue Ma, Katsuhiro ... Proposed cycle of vancomycin resistance expression in the MRSA population. Hetero-VRSA strains prevail in the hospital, and ... Gradual loss of vancomycin resistance among of VRSA strains during passage in drug-free BHI medium ... Frequencies of and vancomycin MICs for subcolonies of passage-derived substrains grown on agar plates containing vancomycin at ...
Determinants of Vancomycin Resistance and Death in Enterococcal Bacteremia Article, Author, and Disclosure Information Author, ... Determinants of Vancomycin Resistance and Death in Enterococcal Bacteremia. Ann Intern Med. 2001;135:I-43. doi: 10.7326/0003- ... Determinants of Vancomycin Resistance and Mortality Rates in Enterococcal Bacteremia: A Prospective Multicenter Study Annals of ... Vancomycin resistance seems to be an independent predictor of death in patients with enterococcal bacteremia. Timely ...
Although isolates with homogeneous resistance to vancomycin (MICs = 8 µg/mL) continue to be rare, there are increasing ... Although nosocomial spread of the vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (VISA) strains has not been observed in U.S. hospitals, ... Broth microdilution tests held a full 24 hours are optimal for detecting resistance in the laboratory; however, methods for ... Most isolates with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin appear to have developed from preexisting methicillin-resistant S. ...
D-pentapeptidase VanY E175A mutant from VanB-type resistance cassette in complex with Zn(II) ... Crystal structure of vancomycin resistance D,D-pentapeptidase VanY E175A mutant from VanB-type resistance cassette in complex ...
In the 333 enterococcal isolates obtained using mEI agar or vancomycin-supplemented mEI agar, the possession of the vancomycin- ... All isolates (101 strains) possessing vanC2/C3 that were obtained on vancomycin-supplemented mEI agar were identified as E. ... and the resistance of enterococcus isolates to various antibiotics were investigated in Yae River, which flows through Miyazaki ... The distribution characteristics of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) ...
Transferable vancomycin and teicoplanin resistance in Enterococcus faecium.. R Leclercq, E Derlot, M Weber, J Duval, P ... Transferable vancomycin and teicoplanin resistance in Enterococcus faecium.. R Leclercq, E Derlot, M Weber, J Duval, P ... Transferable vancomycin and teicoplanin resistance in Enterococcus faecium.. R Leclercq, E Derlot, M Weber, J Duval, P ... Transferable vancomycin and teicoplanin resistance in Enterococcus faecium. Message Subject (Your Name) has forwarded a page to ...
... leading to the dissemination of high fosfomycin resistance in VRE. ... To further characterize the fosB-carrying plasmids of 19 vancomycin-resistant enterococci, the complete sequences of the fosB- ... To further characterize the fosB-carrying plasmids of 19 vancomycin-resistant enterococci, the complete sequences of the fosB- ... fosB mediating fosfomycin resistance and vanA-type transposon causing vancomycin resistance. Two copies of fosB gene along with ...
The acquisition of vancomycin resistance by enterococci (VRE) has seriously affected the treatment and infection control of ... On the whole, one of the two vancomycin resistance gene was present in 3/8 of the enterococci isolates, while the esp virulence ... On the other hand 5/6 were susceptible for ampicillin, vancomycin, chloramphenicol and ciprofloxacin. The two isolates of E. ... VRE are frequently resistant to all antibiotics that are effective treatment for vancomycin-susceptible enterococci, which ...
2) To develop a rapid PCR method of the detection of vancomycin-resistance determinant genes, namely, the VanAO, VanB, VanC and ... FY2001 Plans: 1) PCR products of vancomycin-resistance determinant genes will be digested with restriction enzymes and if ... Molecular Screening Methods for the Determination of Vancomycin Resistance in Selective Competitive Exclusion Product CF3 ( ... Molecular Screening Methods for the Determination of Vancomycin Resistance in Selective Competitive Exclusion Product CF3 ( ...
Vancomycin resistance affected 30 (1.4%) E. faecium and one E. faecalis bacteraemic episodes. Among all E. faecium bacteraemias ... Conclusions Vancomycin-resistant E. faecium bacteraemias remain infrequent in Switzerland. However, an important increase was ... the proportion of vancomycin-resistant isolates increased steadily from 2013 to 2018 (2% per year; 95% CI: 1.5-2.9%). No ... from 81 healthcare institutions from January 2013 to December 2018 using data from the Swiss Centre for Antibiotic Resistance. ...
The development of vancomycin resistance in a patient with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection SIERADZKI K ... Development of vancomycin and lysostaphin resistance in a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolate BOYLE-VAVRA S ... Vancomycin in surgical infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with heterogeneous resistance to VCM ARIZA ... Combination effect of vancomycin and beta-lactams against a Staphylococcus aureus strain, Mu3, with heterogeneous resistance to ...
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and faecalis (VRE) remains a major complication among critically ill patients. A 26- ... Emergence of resistance of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in a thermal injury patient treated with quinupristin- ... Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial. Enterococcus faecium / drug effects*. Graft Survival. Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections ... Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and faecalis (VRE) remains a major complication among critically ill patients. A 26- ...
Relatedness between enterococci with high level resistance to gentamicin and vancomyc.. ... Enterococci often acquire antimicrobial resistance through horizontal gene transfer. ... Resistance to seven antimicrobials was studied; virulence genes (esp, cylA), vancomycin and gentamicin resistance genes were ... vancomycin resistance can be associated with different van genotypes and Van phenotypes. VanA resistance is mediated by ...
  • The effects of antibiotics on the gut microbiota and on colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci are highlighted, including how enterococci benefit from the antibiotic-mediated eradication of gram-negative members of the gut microbiota. (nih.gov)
  • Finally, we review the most important mechanisms of resistance to the antibiotics that are used to treat vancomycin-resistant enterococci. (nih.gov)
  • A large academic medical center with a high prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). (nih.gov)
  • Since 1989, a rapid increase in the incidence of infection and colonization with vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) has been reported by U.S. hospitals. (cdc.gov)
  • From 1989 through 1993, the percentage of nosocomial enterococcal infections reported to CDC's National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) system that were caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) increased from 0.3% to 7.9% (1). (cdc.gov)
  • Vancomycin resistance in enterococci has coincided with the increasing incidence of high-level enterococcal resistance to penicillin and aminoglycosides, thus presenting a challenge for physicians who treat patients who have infections caused by these microorganisms (1,4). (cdc.gov)
  • Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) first appeared in the late 1980s in a few European countries. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • The resistance to VCM was first described among enterococci in the late 1980s in Europe. (kegg.jp)
  • The researchers wanted to determine the clinical situations associated with the presence of resistant enterococci, the effect of antibiotic resistance on survival, and the effect of appropriate antibiotic therapy on survival. (annals.org)
  • Blood samples were drawn, and if enterococci were found, the bacteria were tested for susceptibility or resistance to various antibiotics (vancomycin, aminoglycosides, ampicillin, and quinupristin-dalfopristin). (annals.org)
  • Factors associated with death included vancomycin-resistant enterococci, severity of illness (indicated by APACHE II score), and cancer of the blood. (annals.org)
  • The distribution characteristics of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and the resistance of enterococcus isolates to various antibiotics were investigated in Yae River, which flows through Miyazaki city, Japan. (mdpi.com)
  • To further characterize the fosB -carrying plasmids of 19 vancomycin-resistant enterococci, the complete sequences of the fosB - and vanA -containing plasmids of Enterococcus faecium (pEMA120) and E. avium (pEA19081) were obtained by single-molecule, real-time sequencing. (frontiersin.org)
  • The acquisition of vancomycin resistance by enterococci (VRE) has seriously affected the treatment and infection control of these organisms. (frontiersin.org)
  • VRE are frequently resistant to all antibiotics that are effective treatment for vancomycin-susceptible enterococci, which leaves clinicians treating VRE infections with limited therapeutic options. (frontiersin.org)
  • With VRE emerging as a global threat to public health, we aimed to isolate, identify enterococci species from tilapia and their resistance to van -mediated glycopeptide ( van A and van C) as well as the presence of enterococcal surface protein ( esp ) using conventional and molecular methods. (frontiersin.org)
  • On the whole, one of the two vancomycin resistance gene was present in 3/8 of the enterococci isolates, while the esp virulence gene was present in 1/8 of the enterococci isolates. (frontiersin.org)
  • Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), mostly Enterococcus faecium , are multidrug-resistant microorganisms that can cause nosocomial infections. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • Enterococci often acquire antimicrobial resistance through horizontal gene transfer. (omicsonline.org)
  • Relatedness between enterococci with high level resistance to gentamicin and vancomycin isolated from humans, food and hospital environment in Tandil County (Argentina) was investigated. (omicsonline.org)
  • Vancomycin-resistant enterococci are a major cause of nosocomial infections and an important public health problem because the treatment options for the infections they cause are very limited [ 1 ]. (prolekare.cz)
  • The appearance of transferable high-level glycopeptide resistance in enterococci- producing some strains that are now resistant to all available antibiotics-is thus a cause for concern. (oup.com)
  • The enterococci readily colonize the bowel, spread rapidly among hospital patients, and transfer their antibiotic resistances widely among themselves and other gram-positive species. (oup.com)
  • The enterococci may now be poised to disseminate glycopeptide resistance among other more pathogenic gram-positive bacteria. (oup.com)
  • This report published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence Volume 22, No 11, 29 October 1998 contains information on enterococci with acquired resistance to vancomycin and other glycopeptides, which has emerged and spread rapidly through Europe and the United States since 1988. (health.gov.au)
  • Enterococci with acquired resistance to vancomycin and other glycopeptides (VRE) have emerged and spread rapidly through Europe and the United States since 1988. (health.gov.au)
  • The increasing emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci has resulted in the development of guidelines for use by the Centers for Disease Control Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. (wikipedia.org)
  • Isolates of 24 enterococci, 5 Enterococcus casseliflavus and 19 Enterococcus gallinarum, possessing vanC genes and showing low-level resistance to vancomycin were obtained from mice from commercial mouse breeding companies. (bvsalud.org)
  • These resistant bacteria are called vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). (medlineplus.gov)
  • This transposon, Tn1546, confers vanA-type vancomycin resistance in enterococci. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, there is a paucity of data on the prevalence and associated risk factors of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Ethiopia. (hindawi.com)
  • This study was aimed to assess the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci and its associated risk factors among HIV-positive and -negative clients. (hindawi.com)
  • Moreover, enterococci acquire resistance to currently available drugs either by mutation or receipt of foreign genetic materials through the transfer of plasmids and transposons, or they have a selective pressure over other microorganisms of the intestinal flora, allowing for overgrowth of intrinsic vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). (hindawi.com)
  • Moreover, resistant bacteria from hospitals can be introduced into the community via the estimated 5% of patients discharged for continued treatment at home - taking with them multidrug resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin resistant enterococci. (bmj.com)
  • Emerging vancomycin resistance in enterococci in India. (bvsalud.org)
  • Infection caused by vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) leads to adverse outcome and is a real challenge. (bvsalud.org)
  • Emergence of vancomycin resistant enterococci is of great concern because of its epidemic potential and scanty therapeutic options. (bvsalud.org)
  • Moreover, it has been well known that resistance to vancomycin in Enterococci is mediated by van genes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • During a 36-month period between 1993 and 1995 in the Pediatric Oncology Unit of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 74 patients experienced episodes of infection or colonization caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). (nih.gov)
  • The recommendations focus on vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). (cdc.gov)
  • In May 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a draft statement in the Federal Register , which recommended guidelines for prudent use of vancomycin in an attempt to prevent the spread of vancomycin-resistant enterococci. (aappublications.org)
  • A microbe-specific medium, containing specific chromogenic substrates, for the detection of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in a biological sample, whereby both the detection and identification of vancomycin-resistant enterococci at the species level is achieved utilizing one sample and one test. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Comparison of Simple and Rapid Methods for identifying Enterococci Intrinsically resistant to vancomycin, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 1999, vol. 37, p. 815-817. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 6. The medium of claim 1 further comprising inhibitors of non-vancomycin resistant enterococci. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • 8. The medium of claim 7 wherein the vancomycin is present in an amount effective to inhibit the growth of at least some non-vancomycin resistant enterococci and not significantly inhibit the growth of vancomycin resistant enterococci. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Here we studied the concordance between WGS-based resistance prediction and phenotypic susceptibility test results for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) clinical isolates using publicly available tools and databases. (fujita-hu.ac.jp)
  • Harrison, Lee H. / Use of online tools for antimicrobial resistance prediction by whole-genome sequencing in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) . (fujita-hu.ac.jp)
  • 11. Méndez-Álvarez S, Pérez-Hernández X, Claverie-Martín F. Glycopeptide resistance in enterococci. (iau-tmuj.ir)
  • In summary, the ability of MicroScan panels to detect vancomycin and ampicillin resistance in enterococci was confirmed. (elsevier.com)
  • Particularly worrisome is the increasing incidence of multi-resistant organisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). (uthscsa.edu)
  • Enterococci , as the major cause of nosocomial infections, have been shown to have an increase in drug resistance during the past two decades. (ijmcm.ir)
  • The purpose of this study was to determine the drug sensitivity of Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium species against Vancomycin, Tetracycline, Gentamicin, Erythromycin and the presence of Van A / B genes in resistant Enterococci to Vancomycin. (ijmcm.ir)
  • The results obtained by this study indicated that Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci isolates did not commonly carry the VanA gene. (ijmcm.ir)
  • In the US, an estimated 20,000 patients were infected by vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), which were associated with more than 1000 deaths annually in 2013 [ 4 ]. (beds.ac.uk)
  • The rise of the Enterococcus: beyond vancomycin resistance. (nih.gov)
  • vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis are still rare. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • The purpose of this review was to evaluate the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) isolates in Iran using a meta-analysis method. (dovepress.com)
  • Enterococcus faecalis (8% resistant to vancomycin, 37% resistant to gentamicin, 3% resistant to ampicillin, almost completely resistant to quinupristin-dalfopristin and E. faecium [80% resistant to vancomycin, 87% resistant to ampicillin, 60% resistant to gentamicin, 22% resistant to quinupristin-dalfopristin]. (annals.org)
  • Transferable vancomycin and teicoplanin resistance in Enterococcus faecium. (asm.org)
  • Enterococcus faecium BM4165 and BM4178, isolated from immunocompromised patients, one treated with vancomycin, were inducibly resistant to high levels of the glycopeptide antibiotics vancomycin and teicoplanin but susceptible to the new lipopeptide daptomycin (LY146032). (asm.org)
  • The results in this study emphasize the potential role that aquatic environments are correlated to proximity to anthropogenic activities in determining the antimicrobial resistance patterns of Enterococcus spp. (frontiersin.org)
  • Emergence of resistance of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium in a thermal injury patient treated with quinupristin-dalfopristin and cultured epithelial autografts for wound closure. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and faecalis (VRE) remains a major complication among critically ill patients. (biomedsearch.com)
  • A comparative in-vitro evaluation of resistance selection after exposure to teicoplanin, vancomycin, linezolid and quinupristin-dalfopristin in Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus spp. (ovid.com)
  • The ability of breakpoint and serum concentrations of teicoplanin, vancomycin, linezolid and quinupristin-dalfopristin to select resistance was compared for isolates of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium. (ovid.com)
  • In this study, we show that in VanG-type vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis a repressor (VanUG) allows rheostatic expression of a target resistance promoter by competing with a response regulator (VanRG) which otherwise acts together with a sensor (VanSG) by a "switch on/off" mechanism as part of a two-component regulatory system. (prolekare.cz)
  • Here we focus on the important nosocomial pathogen Enterococcus faecium in a hospital system where resistance to daptomycin is evolving despite standard interventions. (elsevier.com)
  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium and E. faecalis (VRE) were first described in Britain in 1988 and soon afterwards were reported from other European countries and the United States. (health.gov.au)
  • Enterococcus germs can become resistant to vancomycin and therefore are not killed. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Strains of hVISA and VISA do not have resistant genes found in Enterococcus and the proposed mechanisms of resistance include the sequential mutations resulting in a thicker cell wall and the synthesis of excess amounts of D-ala-D-ala residues. (wikipedia.org)
  • In vitro and in vivo experiments reported in 1992 demonstrated that vancomycin resistance genes from Enterococcus faecalis could be transferred by gene transfer to S. aureus, conferring high-level vancomycin resistance to S. aureus. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vancomycin MICs of the VRSA isolate were consistent with the VanA phenotype of Enterococcus species, and the presence of the vanA gene was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. (wikipedia.org)
  • The DNA sequence of the VRSA vanA gene was identical to that of a vancomycin-resistant strain of Enterococcus faecalis recovered from the same catheter tip. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vancomycin Resistance Genes in Enterococcus spp. (planetofbirds.com)
  • A panel of Enterococcus strains which have been tested for resistance to vancomycin and teicoplanin. (atcc.org)
  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (biomedcentral.com)
  • However, infections of VRE have lead to increased cost and mortality compared to vancomycin-susceptible Enterococcus isolates [ 7 ]. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium is a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections and outbreaks. (unicatt.it)
  • Co-transfer of Vancomycin and other resistance genes from Enterococcus faecalis NCTC 12201 to Staphylococcus aureus. (iau-tmuj.ir)
  • Enterococcus faecium, a major cause of hospital-acquired infections, remains problematic because of its propensity to acquire resistance to vancomycin, which currently is considered first-line therapy. (ox.ac.uk)
  • We evaluated the ability of MicroScan Positive Breakpoint Combo Type 6 panels (Dade MicroScan Inc., West Sacramento, Calif.) to identify Enterococcus species and to detect ampicillin and vancomycin resistance. (elsevier.com)
  • A total of 398 well-characterized Enterococcus isolates from two institutions were inoculated into MicroScan panels, into conventional biochemical assays, and into ampicillin and vancomycin agar dilution media. (elsevier.com)
  • In this study, 89 Enterococcus were obtained, of which 8 were resistant to Vancomycin based on the disk diffusion method. (ijmcm.ir)
  • Little is known about risk factors for subsequent infections among vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREfm) colonizers, especially characterized by concordant pulsotypes (CP) of paired colonization and infection-related isolates. (beds.ac.uk)
  • Emergence of heterogeneous intermediate vancomycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates in the Düsseldorf area. (nih.gov)
  • Although patients with VRE bacteremia demonstrated higher mortality rates than patients with infection due to susceptible isolates, vancomycin resistance was not an independent predictor of mortality in these patients and likely serves more as a marker of underlying severity of illness. (nih.gov)
  • SUMMARY Vancomycin resistance has been reported in clinical isolates of both coagulase-negative staphylococci and Staphylococcus aureus . (asm.org)
  • NCCLS guidelines define staphylococci for which the MIC of vancomycin is ≤4 μg/ml to be susceptible, while isolates for which the MIC is 8 to 16 μg/ml are intermediate and those for which the MIC is ≥32 μg/ml are resistant ( 45 ). (asm.org)
  • Although isolates with homogeneous resistance to vancomycin (MICs = 8 µg/mL) continue to be rare, there are increasing reports of strains showing heteroresistance, often with vancomycin MICs in the 1-4 µg/mL range. (cdc.gov)
  • Most isolates with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin appear to have developed from preexisting methicillin-resistant S. aureus infections. (cdc.gov)
  • Many of the isolates with reduced susceptibility to glycopeptides have been associated with therapeutic failures with vancomycin. (cdc.gov)
  • In the 333 enterococcal isolates obtained using mEI agar or vancomycin-supplemented mEI agar, the possession of the vancomycin-resistant genes (vanA, vanB, vanC1, and vanC2/C3) was examined using multiplex PCR analysis. (mdpi.com)
  • All isolates (101 strains) possessing vanC2/C3 that were obtained on vancomycin-supplemented mEI agar were identified as E. casseliflavus and analyzed for genotypes using pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) analysis. (mdpi.com)
  • The two isolates of E. gallinarum were sensitive to rifampicin and ciprofloxacin and resistant to vancomycin, chloramphenicol, and erythromycin. (frontiersin.org)
  • In the isolates with high level antimicrobial resistance (gentamicin, vancomycin), pulse-field gel electrophoresis was performed. (omicsonline.org)
  • All the isolates expressed high-level vancomycin and teicoplanin (vanA genotype), as well high-level gentamicin and streptomycin resistance. (omicsonline.org)
  • We retrospectively studied 306 pediatric methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates collected in 2000/2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007 for possible vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) change over time using Etest, agar dilution, and broth microdilution (MicroScan) methods. (luriechildrens.org)
  • Considerably different proportions of isolates with vancomycin MIC = 2 microg/mL were identified by different laboratory methodologies, suggesting the need for caution in their interpretation and in comparing published data. (luriechildrens.org)
  • Vancomycin, which can be the only antibiotic effective against multiresistant clinical isolates, acts by binding to the C-terminal D-alanyl-D-alanine (D-Ala-D-Ala) residues of peptidoglycan precursors blocking the extracellular steps in peptidoglycan synthesis [ 2 ]. (prolekare.cz)
  • One hundred and fifty isolates from a hospital were studied for resistance towards linezolid and vancomycin. (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • The cfr gene was detected in 78 % of linezolid-resistant isolates and the vanA operon was detected in 74 % of vancomycin-resistant isolates. (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • 4 Since March 1996 multiple isolates of vancomycin-resistant E. faecium and vancomycin-resistant E. faecalis have occurred throughout Australia. (health.gov.au)
  • 5,6,7,8 As a referral centre for antimicrobial resistance in Australia, we have collected isolates from virtually all known instances of VRE infection that have occurred since 1994. (health.gov.au)
  • In order to characterise these strains further we have developed multiplex PCR assays for vanA, vanB, vanC1 and vanC2/3 , 9 and have used these to examine the genetic basis for vancomycin resistance in Australian isolates of VRE. (health.gov.au)
  • Dr. Hutchings further stated that the formicamycins that were tested against the isolates of vancomycin-resistant Enteroccocus faecium and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus were found to be very potent against these organisms. (medindia.net)
  • Three vancomycin-resistant streptococcal strains carrying vanG elements (two invasive Streptococcus agalactiae isolates [GBS-NY and GBS-NM, both serotype II and multilocus sequence type 22] and one Streptococcus anginosus [Sa]) were examined. (elsevier.com)
  • Methods: There are one hundred and fourteen (114) various clinical isolates, isolated from various clinical samples like throat swab, urine, pus, sputum, and blood culture, identified as specific isolate with resistance patterns were analyzed by BD phoenix-100 the auto analyzer. (ijmrhs.com)
  • The resistance and susceptibility pattern percentages have been graphically represented for each isolates. (ijmrhs.com)
  • Since some of these isolates showed resistance to other antibiotics, the purpose of this study was to clarify the resistant profiles of these isolates. (bvsalud.org)
  • These 3 resistant isolates showed an absence of macrolide- and fluoroquinolone-resistant genes, including amino acid substitutions in the quinolone resistance determining regions of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV. (bvsalud.org)
  • Resistance to tetracycline was detected in 2 E. gallinarum isolates that were highly resistant, exhibiting MICs of 48 and 64 μg/mL and possessing tet(O) genes. (bvsalud.org)
  • For the last 10 years incidence of vancomycin intermediate S. aureus and vancomycin resistant S. aureus has been increasing in various parts of the world Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of vancomycin intermediate S. aureus and vancomycin resistant S. aureus and their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern among hospital and community acquired Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates. (journalcra.com)
  • In this study, we aimed to evaluate the antibiotic resistance profile of S. aureus isolates over several years in various clinical specimens from our hospital. (hindawi.com)
  • According to the results of susceptibility tests of all isolates of S. aureus , they have been identified as sensitive to vancomycin, daptomycin, linezolid, and levofloxacin. (hindawi.com)
  • Here, we apply the power of whole-genome sequencing to identify steps in the evolution of multidrug resistance in isogenic S. aureus isolates recovered periodically from the bloodstream of a patient undergoing chemotherapy with vancomycin and other antibiotics. (pnas.org)
  • These mutations appeared in a sequential order in isolates that were recovered at intermittent times during chemotherapy in parallel with increasing levels of resistance. (pnas.org)
  • The vancomycin nonsusceptible isolates also showed a 100-fold decrease in susceptibility to daptomycin, although this antibiotic was not used in the therapy. (pnas.org)
  • One of the mutated loci associated with decreasing vancomycin susceptibility (the vraR operon) was found to also carry mutations in six additional vancomycin nonsusceptible S. aureus isolates belonging to different genetic backgrounds and recovered from different geographic sites. (pnas.org)
  • In most of these so-called vancomycin intermediate-resistant S. aureus (VISA) isolates, decrease in drug susceptibility, as expressed by the increase in the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of vancomycin, is sufficient to cause complications in therapy and treatment failure ( 2 - 7 ). (pnas.org)
  • Unlike the most recently described and currently still rare VRSA isolates which carry the Tn 1546 -linked resistance mechanism ( 9 , 10 ), the VISA-type isolates do not seem to carry acquired genetic elements related to drug resistance: their reduced susceptibility to vancomycin appears to be based on a gradual adaptive process. (pnas.org)
  • Recently we obtained a series of MRSA isolates from the blood stream of a patient with congenital heart disease who was treated extensively with vancomycin without success ( 15 ). (pnas.org)
  • vanA and vanB genotypes have predominated worldwide [ 10 ] and are mainly identified in VREM and vancomycin-resistant E. faecalis (VREF) isolates. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The observations suggest that the extensive genetic diversity observed among the clinical isolates of VRE may be generated during conjugation between vancomycin-resistant and -susceptible enterococcal isolates. (nih.gov)
  • This study determines the phenotypic and genotypic prevalence of vancomycin resistant S. aureus (VRSA) among clinical isolates in Zaria Metropolis. (omicsonline.org)
  • The antibiotic susceptibility profile of MRSA isolates were determined using disc diffusion method while the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for vancomycin was determined using Etest® gradient method. (omicsonline.org)
  • Phenotypic VRSA evaluation showed that 3.92% of S. aureus isolates were VRSA, 19.6% of isolates were VISA (vancomycin intermediate S. aureus) and 76.47% of isolates were VSSA (vancomycin susceptible S. aureus). (omicsonline.org)
  • Twelve (12) isolates that had vancomycin MIC range of 4-16 μg/ml were selected for genotypic evaluation of virulent genes. (omicsonline.org)
  • The presence of van gene was implicated in generation of Vancomycin resistance isolates. (omicsonline.org)
  • Significant proportion of bacterial isolates showed mono and multi-drug resistance for the commonly prescribed antibiotics. (springer.com)
  • The aim of this study was the phenotypic and molecular study of clinical isolates of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from hospitals in Rasht in a six- month period (February 2015 to July 95). (iau-tmuj.ir)
  • Phenotypic and Molecular Identification of Vancomycin Resistance in Clinical Staphylococcus Aureus Isolates in Osogbo, Nigeria. (healthfolk.net)
  • Both vancomycin-susceptible and intermediate isolates were resistant to multiple antibiotics, while the only vancomycin resistant isolate was resistant to all eight antibiotics. (healthfolk.net)
  • Here, we assess the evolution and resistance acquisition dynamics of E. faecium in a clinical context using a series of 132 bloodstream infection isolates from a single hospital. (ox.ac.uk)
  • All isolates, of which 49 (37 %) were vancomycin-resistant, underwent whole-genome sequencing. (ox.ac.uk)
  • All 64 isolates showing resistance to vancomycin (MICs ≥32 μg/ml) were correctly classified by MicroScan panels. (elsevier.com)
  • Seven isolates for which the vancomycin MICs were 8 and 16 μg/ml were incorrectly classified as susceptible by MicroScan panels, while eight isolates for which the MICs were 4 μg/ml were incorrectly labeled as intermediate. (elsevier.com)
  • Background: Vancomycin-resistant isolates of E. faecalis and E. faecium are of special concern and patients at risk of acquiring a VRE colonization/infection include also intensively-cared neonates. (rki.de)
  • Vancomycin MICs in cation-adjusted MH broth revealed a susceptible value of ≤4 mg/L for 31 (55%) of the 56 outbreak VRE isolates. (rki.de)
  • All Vancomycin resistant isolates showed VanA gene, while none of them (0%) carried VanB gene. (ijmcm.ir)
  • Heterogeneous resistance to vancomycin in Staphylococcus aureus. (nih.gov)
  • A fraction of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) shows resistance to vancomycin (VCM) in the presence of β-lactam antibiotics (BIVR) at low concentrations. (nature.com)
  • Use of this agent has increased dramatically in the last 20 years, in large part because of the increasing prevalence of methicillin resistance in both coagulase-negative staphylococci and Staphylococcus aureus ( 21 ). (asm.org)
  • LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA - Staphylococcus aureus resistance to vancomycin is not a one-way street ending in a cliff plunge, as demonstrated by the encouraging experience at a German university children's hospital , Johannes Huebner, MD, reported at the annual meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • We have previously shown that a thickened cell wall is responsible for the vancomycin resistance of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) (equivalent to vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus and glycopeptide-intermediate S. aureus ) strain Mu50 (L. Cui, H. Murakami, K. Kuwahara-Arai, H. Hanaki, and K. Hiramatsu, Antimicrob. (asm.org)
  • Since the first isolation of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) (MIC= 8 μg/ml) in Japan in 1997 (K. Hiramatsu, H. Hanaki, T. Ino, K. Yabuta, T. Oguri, and F. C. Tenover, Letter, J. Antimicrob. (asm.org)
  • Multiplex PCR for detection of genes for Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins, exfoliative toxins, toxic shock syndrome toxin 1, and methicillin resistance. (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • Glycopeptide resistance has not yet transferred in vivo to other significant pathogens, but experimental transfer to Staphylococcus aureus has been achieved in vitro. (oup.com)
  • Vancomycin is the most important therapeutic drug of choice for treatment of infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains. (ac.ir)
  • Therefore, vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) or vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus (VISA) strains are warnings for the medical community. (ac.ir)
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of vancomycin resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from the nose of patients hospitalized in Imam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah, Iran. (ac.ir)
  • Methods: In the present study, 85 strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were isolated from patients in Imam Reza Hospital and evaluated for vancomycin resistance with microdilution test, Epsilometer test (E-test), and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). (ac.ir)
  • Prevalence of Vancomycin Resistance in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus', Journal of Kerman University of Medical Sciences , 21(5), pp. 394-404. (ac.ir)
  • He and his group observed that there has been a significant rise in the vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for Staphylococcus aureus in Canada over the last few years. (ondineblog.com)
  • In particular, vancomycin should not be used to treat methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus because it is inferior to penicillins such as nafcillin . (wikipedia.org)
  • We report the case of a patient from Brazil with a bloodstream infection caused by a strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that was susceptible to vancomycin (designated BR-VSSA) but that acquired the vanA gene cluster during antibiotic therapy and became resistant to vancomycin (designated BR-VRSA). (cdc.gov)
  • Vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are strains of Staphylococcus aureus that have become resistant to the glycopeptide antibiotic vancomycin. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is also termed GISA (glycopeptide-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus), indicating resistance to all glycopeptide antibiotics. (wikipedia.org)
  • is a strain of Staphylococcus aureus that gives resistance to vancomycin at a frequency of 10−6 colonies or even higher. (wikipedia.org)
  • A small study in Clinical Infectious Diseases has found that coinfection with influenza and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is associated with high mortality in critically ill children, and that mortality was more than five times higher in children who received vancomycin monotherapy, a finding the authors say supports treatment with additional antibiotics in severe cases. (umn.edu)
  • Background: Glycopeptides such as vancomycin are frequently the antibiotics of choice for the treatment of infections caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. (journalcra.com)
  • This case study's focus is on antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus , or MRSA. (prezi.com)
  • The presence of two antibiotic resistance genes of Staphylococcus strains, mecA (28.0%) and qac (40.0%), were also found at significantly higher levels in metro samples than park samples, but did not differ significantly from hospital samples. (mdpi.com)
  • The high rate of antibiotic resistance found in Staphylococcus samples collected from metro stations, and the discovery of antibiotic-resistant genes, indicate that the closed indoor environment and crowded passengers may accelerate the spread of antibiotic resistant strains. (mdpi.com)
  • Transfer of plasmid-based vancomycin resistance (VanA) has been documented in vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus . (oregon.gov)
  • In addition, the possibility that the vancomycin-resistance genes present in VRE may be transferred to other gram-positive microorganisms, especially Staphylococcus aureus , is a serious public health concern. (cdc.gov)
  • Staphylococcus aureus , as a most important cause of nosocomial and community-acquired infections, shows resistance to a wide range of antibiotics. (iau-tmuj.ir)
  • Waves of resistance: Staphylococcus aureus in the antibiotic era. (iau-tmuj.ir)
  • Comparison of phenotypic versus genotypic methods in the detection of methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. (iau-tmuj.ir)
  • 12. Muneeri SS, Mobaiyen H, Mirzaie H. Study on Vancomycin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and identification of VanA gene in these strains isolated from Tabriz Shuhada Hospital using e-test and PCR methods. (iau-tmuj.ir)
  • The use of vancomycin for treatment of serious infections caused by MRSA strains has resulted in emergence of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) in clinical settings. (healthfolk.net)
  • The original indication for vancomycin was for the treatment of penicillin -resistant Staphylococcus aureus . (bionity.com)
  • Marc Ouellette, scientific director of the Institute of Infection and Immunity at the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), said the research findings shed new light on the antibiotic resistance issue. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Is the Subject Area "Antibiotic resistance" applicable to this article? (plos.org)
  • recovered from fish in the river Nile in Giza, Elmounib, Egypt as a continuation of our larger study on the reservoirs of antibiotic resistance in the environment. (frontiersin.org)
  • In this observational study, we retrospectively investigated bacteraemias from 81 healthcare institutions from January 2013 to December 2018 using data from the Swiss Centre for Antibiotic Resistance. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • Focusing on the off-target evolutionary dynamics may offer novel avenues to slow the spread of antibiotic resistance. (elsevier.com)
  • Antibiotic resistance leads to 480,000 people developing tuberculosis which is multi drug resistant. (medindia.net)
  • The theme emphasizes the importance of washing hands to prevent infection and antibiotic resistance. (medindia.net)
  • Adequate hand hygiene practices can reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance. (medindia.net)
  • In the recent years, the global threat of antibiotic resistance has intensified. (medindia.net)
  • Antibiotic resistance occurs when a microorganism is no longer destroyed or stopped by antibiotic medications. (medindia.net)
  • These results show conclusively that antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon that predates the modern selective pressure of clinical antibiotic use. (nature.com)
  • Genetic diversity of ancient antibiotic resistance elements. (nature.com)
  • Sommer, M. O. A., Dantas, G. & Church, G. M. Functional characterization of the antibiotic resistance reservoir in the human microflora. (nature.com)
  • Reducing the rate of antibiotic resistance will contribute to reducing the cost of treatment. (hindawi.com)
  • The antibiotic resistance rates of S. aureus strains isolated from various clinical samples at Yuzuncu Yil University, Dursun Odabas Medical Center, Microbiology Laboratory, between January 2009 and May 2014, were evaluated retrospectively. (hindawi.com)
  • The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate a low rate of emergence of antibiotic resistance in P. aeruginosa and Acinetobacter spp during the treatment of hospitalized patients with pneumonia requiring mechanical ventilation treated with PD optimized meropenem administered as a prolonged infusion in combination with a parenteral aminoglycoside plus tobramycin by inhalation (Group 1) compared to therapy with meropenem alone (Group 2 - control arm). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Antibiotic resistance is defined as an increase in meropenem or aminoglycoside MIC by two tube dilutions (fourfold) from baseline. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Antibiotic Resistance: Can We Ever Win? (prezi.com)
  • CRE are of public health concern because plasmid-mediated antibiotic resistance can be transmitted to other gram-negative bacterium. (oregon.gov)
  • Antibiotic Resistance: What Is the Impact of Agricultural Uses of Antibiotics on Children's Health? (aappublications.org)
  • This article will explain what antibiotics are, how they work, any potential side effects, and antibiotic resistance. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Fleming predicted the rise of antibiotic resistance. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Traditional folk medicine could help solve the growing threat that antibiotic resistance poses to public health. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Have researchers found the answer to antibiotic resistance in a type of Irish soil? (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Antibiotic resistance is " one of the most urgent threats " to public health. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) are major players in adaptive responses, including antibiotic resistance. (unicatt.it)
  • As an opportunistic pathogen, E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections, especially in the nosocomial (hospital) environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1 These patients are likely to be treated with a combination of vancomycin (VCM) and β-lactam antibiotics, such as carbapenem, because Gram-negative bacteria are intrinsically resistant to VCM. (nature.com)
  • It also represents an essential first step in developing new antibiotics that can evade the sensing mechanism of bacteria and overcome resistance. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Vancomycin is the antibiotic of last resort and is only given when all other treatments fail," said Wright, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Molecular Studies of Antibiotics and an endowed research Chair in Infection and Anti-Infective Research. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Most antibiotics work by inhibiting an enzyme but vancomycin binds to cell wall building blocks, causing a weakness in the structure of the cell wall so the cell bursts and dies. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • This issue has long been a priority of the CIHR and this exciting work expands our understanding of how bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The data showed that cell wall thickness had high correlation with the MICs of the two glycopeptides (correlation coefficients, 0.908 for vancomycin and 0.655 for teicoplanin) but not with those of the beta-lactam antibiotics tested. (asm.org)
  • pIP819 also carried genes that encoded resistance to MLS antibiotics. (asm.org)
  • Based on this first report of transferable resistance to glycopeptides, we anticipate dissemination of resistance to these antibiotics in gram-positive cocci and bacilli in which it can be phenotypically expressed. (asm.org)
  • While researchers such as Dr. Lagacé-Wiens are tracing the rise of resistance, there is a growing concern over the lack of alternative antibiotics due to the billion dollar price tags and decade long development time horizons. (ondineblog.com)
  • The indiscriminate use of antibiotics has resulted in antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a condition in which the infective bacteria fails to respond to antibiotic therapy due to evolved mechanisms of resistance. (medindia.net)
  • The resistance to antibiotics is developed when the microbes are exposed excessively to these antimicrobial agents. (medindia.net)
  • Vancomycin is indicated for the treatment of serious, life-threatening infections by Gram-positive bacteria unresponsive to other antibiotics. (wikipedia.org)
  • Often, other antibiotics besides vancomycin can be used to treat most VRE infections. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Here we report targeted metagenomic analyses of rigorously authenticated ancient DNA from 30,000-year-old Beringian permafrost sediments and the identification of a highly diverse collection of genes encoding resistance to β-lactam, tetracycline and glycopeptide antibiotics. (nature.com)
  • This study aims to retrospectively determine the resistance rates of S. aureus strains, isolated from clinical samples in our hospital, against methicillin and other antibiotics and to set out the changes in detail. (hindawi.com)
  • Even though B-lactam antibiotics are still heavly used, resistance is a big problem. (prezi.com)
  • One week prior to FMT, a course of three oral antibiotics are taken: Vancomycin 500mg, Neomycin 1000mg, and Clindamycin 300mg. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Bacterial resistance to multiple antibiotics characterises the present decade. (bmj.com)
  • Should you happen to live in an animal host you face the same onslaught since antibiotics are used heavily in animal husbandry, both as growth enhancers and in treatment - and under this chronic selection pressure you enhance your resistance capabilities. (bmj.com)
  • Resistance to various antibiotics in E. faecalis and E. faecium was as follows ampicillin 33% and 54%, erythromycin 91% and 86%, ciprofloxacin 69% and 81%, tetracycline 50% and 54% and high level gentamicin resistance in 62% and 77% respectively. (bvsalud.org)
  • Vancomycin antibiotic is a well-known drug of last resort in the treatment of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), but recent studies have shown the emergence of resistance to vancomycin and other antibiotics . (omicsonline.org)
  • The treatment of the MRSA infections has become problematic because of the emergence of resistance to vancomycin and other antibiotics, which were effective against MRSA. (omicsonline.org)
  • Vancomycin has been considered the mainstay of therapy for infections associated with methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) as well as infections due to methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) in patients with intolerance to beta-lactam antibiotics [ 3 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • Bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics for the same Darwinian reason that gazelles evolved speed in response to lions. (newsweek.com)
  • In the test determining resistance to the antibiotic by disk diffusion method, the results in terms of resistance rate against antibiotics was as follow: 10.5% chloramphenicol, 25.37% gentamicin, 37.32% tetracyclin, 38.80% vancomycin, 44.7% oxacillin and 100% penicillin. (iau-tmuj.ir)
  • Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has become a serious problem in medicine. (uthscsa.edu)
  • It has traditionally been reserved as a drug of "last resort", used only after treatment with other antibiotics had failed, although the emergence of vancomycin-resistant organisms means that it is increasingly being displaced from this role by linezolid and the carbapenems . (bionity.com)
  • Ampicillin- and vancomycin-sensitive E. faecalis (lacking high-level resistance to aminoglycosides) strains can be treated by gentamicin and ampicillin antibiotics. (wikipedia.org)
  • This article reviews the major epidemiologic, microbiologic, and clinical characteristics of vancomycin resistance in both coagulase-negative staphylococci and S. aureus . (asm.org)
  • The review begins with a discussion of issues common to both coagulase-negative staphylococci and S. aureus , such as definitions, laboratory detection of vancomycin resistance, and infection control issues related to vancomycin-resistant staphylococci. (asm.org)
  • A very different response greeted the first report of decreased susceptibility to vancomycin in S. aureus in 1997 (13, 35 ). (asm.org)
  • However, since vancomycin resistance in S. aureus is the major problem from both a clinical and public health standpoint, it will serve as the focus of the article. (asm.org)
  • This phenomenon, which is seen in both coagulase-negative staphylococci and S. aureus , refers to the variability of vancomycin susceptibilities among subpopulations of single isolate. (asm.org)
  • These vancomycin MIC and hGISA data underscore the importance of periodically monitoring local S. aureus antimicrobial susceptibilities, which, as in this case, can differ from the broader global trends. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Although nosocomial spread of the vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (VISA) strains has not been observed in U.S. hospitals, spread of VISA strains has apparently occurred in Japan. (cdc.gov)
  • In the 1980s, because of widespread occurrence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), empiric therapy for staphylococcal infections (particularly nosocomial sepsis) was changed to vancomycin in many health-care institutions ( 8 - 12 ). (cdc.gov)
  • As a consequence, selective pressure was established that eventually led to the emergence of strains of S. aureus and other species of staphylococci with decreased susceptibility to vancomycin and other glycopeptides. (cdc.gov)
  • In 1997, the first strain of S. aureus with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin and teicoplanin was reported from Japan ( 13 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Plasmid pIP819 could also conjugate to E. faecalis, Streptococcus sanguis, S. pyogenes, S. lactis, and Listeria monocytogenes, in which it conferred inducible glycopeptide resistance, but not to S. aureus. (asm.org)
  • Similar trends of Vancomycin MIC creep have been observed in the United States and United Kingdom over the past decade, laying grounds for concern about the potential development of new forms of S. aureus that are completely resistant to Vancomycin. (ondineblog.com)
  • 16μg/ml) resistance S. aureus have been isolated from overall 50 isolate of S.aureus. (ijmrhs.com)
  • Conclusion: Current study revealed that the drug classes of β lactam/βlactamase inhibitor having high resistance rate with S.aureus, P.aureginosa, K. pneumoniae and E. coli isolate. (ijmrhs.com)
  • In addition, the vancomycin resistances S. aureus have been isolated and reported as first time in this population. (ijmrhs.com)
  • Three classes of vancomycin-resistant S. aureus have emerged that differ in vancomycin susceptibilities: vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (VISA), heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus (hVISA), and high-level vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA). (wikipedia.org)
  • High-level vancomycin resistance in S. aureus has been rarely reported. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bacterial eradication of S. aureus (both methicillin-susceptible and methicillin-resistant) occurred more rapidly (p = 0.0402) with vancomycin when a threshold AUC 24 /MIC value was reached. (springer.com)
  • S. aureus killing rates were slower with vancomycin than with other antistaphylococcal antibacterials (p = 0.002). (springer.com)
  • Vancomycin AUC 24 /MIC values predict time-related clinical and bacteriological outcomes for patients with lower respiratory tract infections caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus . (springer.com)
  • The choice of therapy against such multidrug-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains has been narrowed to a few antibacterial agents, among them the glycopeptide antibiotic vancomycin, which has become the mainstay of therapy worldwide. (pnas.org)
  • Various vancomycin resistance phenotypes includes VISA(vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus ), hVISA (heterogenous vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus ), VRSA(Vancomycin-resistant S. aureus ) S. aureus strains are defined to be vancomycin resistant(VRSA) at minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) ≥ 16 μg/ml and vancomycin intermediate S. aureus (VISA) at MIC between 4-8 μg/ml by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI 2014). (omicsonline.org)
  • The result confirms the occurrence of phenotypic vancomycin intermediate-resistant S. aureus (VISA) and VRSA infections in Nigeria, but the molecular basis will require further investigation. (healthfolk.net)
  • Long-term therapeutic and unrestricted prophylactic use of vancomycin has given rise to VRE which in turn may lead to the emergence of vancomycin-resistant S. aureus (VRSA) through plasmid mediated transmission. (uthscsa.edu)
  • The minimum inhibitory concentration susceptibility data for a few medically significant bacteria are: S. aureus: 0.25 μg/ml to 4.0 μg/ml S. aureus (methicillin resistant or MRSA): 1 μg/ml to 138 μg/ml S. epidermidis: ≤0.12 μg/ml to 6.25 μg/ml Serum vancomycin levels may be monitored in an effort to reduce side effects, although the value of such monitoring has been questioned. (wikipedia.org)
  • Acquired ampicillin resistance is a major phenotypic marker of hospital-acquired E. faecium in Europe and experience has shown that it often precedes increasing rates of VRE with a delay of several years. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • Vancomycin resistance affected 30 (1.4%) E. faecium and one E. faecalis bacteraemic episodes. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • No independent epidemiological factor for higher prevalence of vancomycin-resistant E. faecium bacteraemias was identified. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • Vancomycin-resistant E. faecium bacteraemias remain infrequent in Switzerland. (eurosurveillance.org)
  • A 26-year-old patient with 65% total body surface area burns (TBSA) was infected with several E. faecium strains during his admission that were resistant to vancomycin. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Vancomycin-resistant E. faecium (n:13) were recovered from human, food and hospital environment samples. (omicsonline.org)
  • Three Streptococcal strains: S. milleri P213, S. milleri P35 and S. milleri B200 and three enterococcal strains: E. faecalis 123, E. faecalis 126 and E. faecium were used to test for vancomycin resistance. (ukzn.ac.za)
  • VanA control amplicon was correctly amplified since it showed homology to E. faecium BM4147 as well as the VanB amplicons which was found to be homologous to the transposon Tn1549 found on the well-characterized E. faecalis strain which is known to harbour the VanB vancomycin-resistant genes. (ukzn.ac.za)
  • We hypothesized that the intravenous use of daptomycin generates off-target selection for resistance in transmissible gastrointestinal (carriage) populations of E. faecium. (elsevier.com)
  • We performed a cohort study in which the daptomycin resistance of E. faecium isolated from rectal swabs from daptomycin-exposed patients was compared to a control group of patients exposed to linezolid, a drug with similar indications. (elsevier.com)
  • In the daptomycin-exposed group, daptomycin resistance of E. faecium from the off-target population was on average 50% higher than resistance in the control group (n = 428 clones from 22 patients). (elsevier.com)
  • 3 The first vancomycin-resistant E. faecium in Australia was isolated from a liver transplant recipient in Melbourne in 1994. (health.gov.au)
  • Transconjugants recovered from filter mating experiments using either a chromosomally located or plasmid-borne vanA donor strain and a single vancomycin-susceptible strain of either E. faecium or E. faecalis were analyzed by molecular typing techniques. (nih.gov)
  • We sought to identify a set of sRNAs expressed in vancomycin-resistant E. faecium Aus0004 strain to assess their roles in daptomycin response and resistance. (unicatt.it)
  • This first genome-wide sRNA identification in E. faecium suggests that some sRNAs are linked to antibiotic stress response and resistance. (unicatt.it)
  • There was qualitative evidence for clonal expansions of both vancomycin-resistant and vancomycin-susceptible E. faecium with evidence of hospital-specific subclonal expansion. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Our data are consistent with continuing evolution of this established hospital pathogen and confirm hospital vancomycin-susceptible and vancomycin-resistant E. faecium patient transmission events, underlining the need for careful consideration before modifying current E. faecium infection control strategies. (ox.ac.uk)
  • The prevalence of enterococcal infection, especially E. faecium, is increasing, and the issue of the impact of vancomycin resistance on clinical outcomes is controversial. (beds.ac.uk)
  • The 30-day and 90-day mortality rates of patients infected with vancomycin resistant (VR)- E. faecium vs. vancomycin susceptible (VS)- E. faecium were 57.7% vs. 38.7% and 69.2% vs. 47.1%, respectively. (beds.ac.uk)
  • The D-Ala-D-Lac variation shows high levels of resistance to VCM, especially in VanA type, wheras the D-Ala-D-Ser variation shows low levels of resistance. (kegg.jp)
  • VRSA strain acquired the vancomycin resistance gene cluster vanA from VRE. (wikipedia.org)
  • Structure and function studies on the complete vancomycin resistance element VanA confirmed its similarity to modern variants. (nature.com)
  • Also, the presence of VanA gene, encoding resistance to the antibiotic vancomycin in separated isolate was evaluated by PCR method. (iau-tmuj.ir)
  • The Epsilom test strip was used to determine vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay to amplify nuc, mecA, vanA , and vanB genes. (healthfolk.net)
  • This is the very first identification of the active component, which induces VCM resistance in MRSA. (nature.com)
  • Enterococcal bacteria first developed resistance to vancomycin in 1986 and the first case of vancomycin-resistant MRSA (VMRSA) was reported in 2002. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Vancomycin MICs weren't significantly different between the MRSA and MSSA samples. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Based upon this favorable institutional experience, vancomycin remains the first-line treatment for suspected severe gram-positive cocci infections as well as proven infections involving MRSA at Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital. (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Proposed cycle of vancomycin resistance expression in the MRSA population. (asm.org)
  • Both MRSA and MSSA showed high resistance towards linezolid when using the disc diffusion method, with the figures being 48.1 and 29.2 %, respectively. (microbiologyresearch.org)
  • Treatment of MRSA infective endocarditis (IE) is challenging due to emergence of resistance or tolerance during therapy. (confex.com)
  • In particular, the emergence of MRSA strains with decreased susceptibility to both vancomycin (VAN) and daptomycin (DAP) is of particular concern because of the potential mechanistic links of the two phenotypes. (confex.com)
  • Transferable vancomycin resistance in a community-associated MRSA lineage. (cdc.gov)
  • For people with MRSA bacteremia in the setting of vancomycin failure the IDSA recommends high-dose daptomycin, if the isolate is susceptible, in combination with another agent (e.g. gentamicin, rifampin, linezolid, TMP-SMX, or a beta-lactam antibiotic). (wikipedia.org)
  • in the children who received vancomycin and a second anti-MRSA agent within the first 24 hours, mortality was 12.5% (RR, 5.5). (umn.edu)
  • Although limited, this 'real-world evidence' on antibiotic efficacy in pediatric influenza-MRSA coinfection, a sporadic and fulminant disease with high fatality, indicates that vancomycin alone is insufficient for children in the PICU with acute respiratory failure," the authors write. (umn.edu)
  • Out of 78 MRSA strains 9% were found to be vancomycin resistant and 28.2% of strains of MRSA have shown to be vancomycin intermediate strains. (journalcra.com)
  • Linezolid or Vancomycin (per institutional guidelines) will be available for MRSA coverage. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Linezolid or vancomycin (per institutional guidelines) will be available for MRSA coverage to treat potential Gram-positive pathogens. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • If MRSA is detected then you must switch the treatment to vancomycin, a completely different kind of antibiotic. (prezi.com)
  • Vancomycin is a completely different kind of antibiotic that MRSA is not resistant to. (prezi.com)
  • MRSA strains with reduced susceptibility to vancomycin have been reported in clinical specimen since the late 1990s ( 1 ). (pnas.org)
  • VISA-type resistance has now been identified in each of the globally spread pandemic clones of MRSA ( 8 ). (pnas.org)
  • However the increase use of vancomycin has led to the emergence of various vancomycin resistance phenotypes and to the consequent reduction in its efficacy against MRSA in the clinical environment [ 4 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • Conclusion: WGS can be used as a reliable predicator of phenotypic resistance both for MRSA and VRE using readily available online tools. (fujita-hu.ac.jp)
  • The standard approach for the treatment of MRSA is vancomycin or teicoplanin. (uthscsa.edu)
  • We address this question of reduced susceptibility versus resistance. (cdc.gov)
  • HABP, VABP and HCAP) caused by P.aeruginosa, Acinetobacter species (spp), or other pathogens with intermediate susceptibility to meropenem, and that the addition of parenteral aminoglycosides (amikacin, tobramycin or gentamicin) and nebulized aminoglycoside (tobramycin) given along optimal pharmacodynamic principles will further reduce the likelihood of resistance emergence, particularly among the non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter spp. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Concordance between the WGS-predicted resistance profile and phenotypic susceptibility as well as the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) were calculated for each antibiotic/organism combination, using the phenotypic results as gold standard. (fujita-hu.ac.jp)
  • Overall, there were three major errors in susceptibility testing for ampicillin and 15 minor errors for vancomycin. (elsevier.com)
  • Cell wall thicknesses and MICs of glycopeptides (vancomycin and teicoplanin) and beta-lactams (imipenem and oxacillin) were determined for a total of 48 strains, including 15 sets of three strains: the clinical VRSA strain, the passage-derived strain, and the vancomycin-resistant mutant strain obtained from the passage-derived strain. (asm.org)
  • A significant correlation was seen between vancomycin MIC and cell wall thickness, followed by that between teicoplanin MIC and cell wall thickness. (asm.org)
  • The frequency of infections with multiply antibiotic-resistant gram-positive bacteria is increasing, and in some cases these organisms remain susceptible only to the glycopeptides vancomycin and teicoplanin. (oup.com)
  • The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of the VRE strains towards vancomycin, teicoplanin and linezolid were determined by E-test. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Vancomycin MICs did not increase. (luriechildrens.org)
  • The chromosomal vanG cluster ( Fig 1 ) confers resistance to vancomycin (MICs, 16 μg/ml) by inducible synthesis of precursors ending in D-Ala-D-Ser [ 11 ]. (prolekare.cz)
  • abstract = "The antimicrobial resistance crisis has persisted despite broad attempts at intervention. (elsevier.com)
  • All of the passage-derived strains except BR2-P25 retain subpopulations of cells capable of growth in 4 mg of vancomycin/liter despite their susceptible vancomycin MIC (2 or 3 mg/liter). (asm.org)
  • On the other hand 5/6 were susceptible for ampicillin, vancomycin, chloramphenicol, and ciprofloxacin. (frontiersin.org)
  • Sequencing the first vancomycin susceptible isolate and the last vancomycin nonsusceptible isolate identified genome wide only 35 point mutations in 31 loci. (pnas.org)
  • Nevertheless, associating these altered properties with the mechanism of resistance has remained problematic because of the lack of availability of an isogenic vancomycin susceptible "parental" isolate that could be used as a valid comparison. (pnas.org)
  • For instance, comparing the sequences of the first clinical VISA isolate MU50 to the genetically related vancomycin susceptible strain N315 identified over 174 ORFs that carried nonsynonymous changes ( 13 , 14 ). (pnas.org)
  • Since about half of antibiotic usage in the developed world (and perhaps more in the developing world) is inappropriate, there is a certain optimism that we can reverse the resistance problem if we improve use and thus return to an environment populated with susceptible strains. (bmj.com)
  • Treatment options for vancomycin-resistant E. faecalis include nitrofurantoin (in the case of uncomplicated UTIs), linezolid, quinupristin, tigecycline and daptomycin, although ampicillin is preferred if the bacteria are susceptible. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lytic curves were constructed and the VanB control was found to be most autolytic upon addition of vancomycin and E. faecalis 123 was the least autolytic. (ukzn.ac.za)
  • UDP-MurNAc-tetrapeptides cell wall precursors, which are found abundantly in vancomycin-resistant strains, were found in large proportions in all strains, except in E. faecalis 123 when arrested with vancomycin. (ukzn.ac.za)
  • Resistance to vancomycin in E. faecalis is becoming more common. (wikipedia.org)
  • The actual increase in the incidence of VRE in U.S. hospitals might be greater than reported because the fully automated methods used in many clinical laboratories cannot consistently detect vancomycin resistance, especially moderate vancomycin resistance (as manifested in the VanB phenotype) (9-11). (cdc.gov)
  • 2) To develop a rapid PCR method of the detection of vancomycin-resistance determinant genes, namely, the VanAO, VanB, VanC and D-ala-D-lac ligase gene Ddl. (usda.gov)
  • since the resistance could be related to the presence of VanB gene. (iau-tmuj.ir)
  • Several forms of the Tn1549-like element-vanB gene cluster, which was exclusively responsible for vancomycin resistance, appeared and spread within the hospital during the study period. (ox.ac.uk)
  • Conclusions: Low level expression of vanB resistance may complicate a proper routine diagnostics of vanB VRE and mask an ongoing high VRE prevalence. (rki.de)
  • A high inoculum and growth on rich solid media showed the highest sensitivity in identifying vanB type resistance. (rki.de)
  • While vancomycin therapy appeared to have failed in the patients infected with these organisms, debate was considerable about whether such strains should be designated as resistant to glycopeptides, since the levels of vancomycin required to inhibit the growth of the strains remained low (vancomycin MIC = 8 µg/mL). (cdc.gov)
  • An increased risk for VRE infection and colonization has been associated with previous vancomycin and/or multiantimicrobial therapy, severe underlying disease or immunosuppression, and intraabdominal surgery. (cdc.gov)
  • This report presents recommendations of the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee for preventing and controlling the spread of vancomycin resistance, with a special focus on VRE. (cdc.gov)
  • The rest of the article is then devoted to a discussion of issues unique to each organism, including epidemiology, risk factors for infection, mechanisms of resistance, and management options. (asm.org)
  • Patients with vancomycin-resistant bacteria were more likely than those without resistant bacteria to have underlying illnesses, a higher APACHE II score, a recent surgical procedure, longer hospitalization, treatment with drugs that interfere with immunity to infection, and antibiotic treatment within 14 days before enterococcal bacteremia. (annals.org)
  • One of the core components of infection prevention and control is hand hygiene, which plays an important role in combating antimicrobial resistance. (medindia.net)
  • Sepsis and other infection caused by Vancomycin resistant strains are very difficult to manage and as there are few options left available to deal with VRSA [ 6 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • in particular, in cases of relapse or where the infection is unresponsive to metronidazole treatment (for this indication, vancomycin is given orally, rather than by its typical intravenous route) For treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive microorganisms in patients with serious allergies to beta-lactam antimicrobials. (wikipedia.org)
  • A plasmid-encoded hemolysin, called the cytolysin, is important for pathogenesis in animal models of infection, and the cytolysin in combination with high-level gentamicin resistance is associated with a five-fold increase in risk of death in human bacteremia patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • This increase poses important problems, including a) the lack of available antimicrobial therapy for VRE infections, because most VRE are also resistant to drugs previously used to treat such infections (e.g., aminoglycosides and ampicillin), and b) the possibility that the vancomycin-resistant genes present in VRE can be transferred to other gram-positive microorganisms (e.g. (cdc.gov)
  • Vancomycin remains the drug of choice for these infections. (asm.org)
  • A new study led by the scientific director of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research has uncovered for the first time how bacteria recognize and develop resistance to a powerful antibiotic used to treat superbug infections. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Vancomycin is used to treat enterococcal infections that develop in patients following abdominal surgery. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Vancomycin use in the United States also increased during this period because of the growing numbers of infections with Clostridium difficile and coagulase-negative staphylococci in health-care facilities ( 8 , 9 ). (cdc.gov)
  • The growing resistance to antibiotic therapy threatens treatment and prevention of infections that were caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites as well as fungi. (medindia.net)
  • Vancomycin is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections . (wikipedia.org)
  • Vancomycin is an antibiotic that is often used to treat these infections. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Vancomycin is commonly used to treat staphylococcal infections, but there has not been a definitive analysis of the pharmacokinetics of this antibacterial in relation to minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) that could be used to determine a target pharmacodynamic index for treatment optimisation. (springer.com)
  • Vancomycin in the treatment of adult intra-abdominal infections: do we have strong evidences? (dovepress.com)
  • Results of a small Johns Hopkins Children's Center study show that hospitalized children given high-dose IV infusions of the antibiotic vancomycin to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections face an increased risk for kidney damage -- an often reversible but sometimes serious complication. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Vancomycin, the researchers note, is a drug reserved for the treatment of bacterial infections that don't respond to other medications, and it has been used safely for decades. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • We believed that not starting vancomycin therapy for a day or two would not be harmful, based on the assumption that coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections, albeit common, rarely cause rapid deterioration. (aappublications.org)
  • Not surprisingly, in view of the high incidence of life-threatening infections and heavy antibiotic use, resistance has become very frequent and problematic in intensive care units. (uthscsa.edu)
  • We performed a retrospective review of the Gram-positive infections in our Level 1 Trauma Center Intensive Care Unit, and an analysis of the resistance patterns of the NMSA infections showed that additional resistance rarely develops within less than 5 days. (uthscsa.edu)
  • The continuous spread of penicillin-resistant pneumococci represents a permanent threat in the treatment of pneumococcal infections, especially when strains show additional resistance to quinolones. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Vancomycin is considered a last resort medication for the treatment of sepsis and lower respiratory tract, skin, and bone infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria. (wikipedia.org)
  • The strains were tested for vancomycin resistance and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). (the-hospitalist.org)
  • Vancomycin resistance was confirmed by minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC). (bvsalud.org)
  • To determine microbial resistance of the strains to antibiotic vancomycin, phenotypic tests of disk diffusion (according to the CLSI), and minimum Inhibitory concentration in microdilution broth method were used. (iau-tmuj.ir)
  • The emergence of high levels of penicillin resistance followed by the development and spread of strains resistant to the semisynthetic penicillins (methicillin, nafcillin, and oxacillin), macrolides, tetracyclines, and aminoglycosides has made therapy of staphylococcal disease a global challenge ( 1 , 6 , 7 ). (cdc.gov)
  • This mechanism of resistance is much less complicated than acquisition of resistance to penicillin by transformation with major gene sequences for PBPs. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The rapid development of penicillin -resistance by staphylococci led to the compound being fast-tracked for approval by the FDA in 1958. (bionity.com)
  • 3) To characterize plasmid DNA Profile and plasmid-mediated drug resistance transfer. (usda.gov)
  • Furthermore, these bacteria are capable of acquiring drug resistance genes through horizontal gene transfer, such as high level aminoglycosides and vancomycin resistance genes [ 1 , 2 ]. (omicsonline.org)
  • Thus, it is not clear how many of the 174 mutations are related to the mechanism of drug resistance versus the different evolutionary history of the strains. (pnas.org)
  • As the man who discovered the first antibiotic almost 70 years ago predicted, drug resistance is starting to become commonplace. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Some superbugs have developed multi-drug resistance. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The probiotic strains such as Symbioflor1 and EF-2001 are characterized by the devoid of various genes related to drug resistance and pathogenesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The resistance is mediated by the presence of multiple genes related to drug resistance in the chromosome or plasmid. (wikipedia.org)
  • The glycopeptide antibiotic vancomycin was introduced clinically in 1958 for the treatment of gram-positive bacteria. (asm.org)
  • However, the mechanism of vancomycin resistance in other VRSA strains remained unclear. (asm.org)
  • Moreover, all of the VRSA strains had significantly thickened cell walls, which became thinner with the loss of vancomycin resistance during drug-free passages and again became thick in the resistant mutant strains. (asm.org)
  • The term VRSA is based on the vancomycin breakpoint of the British Society for Chemotherapy, where a strain for which the MIC is 8 mg/liter is defined as resistant. (asm.org)
  • Analysis of vancomycin-resistant subpopulations of VRSA strains and their passage-derived strains. (asm.org)
  • Transmission electron microscopy of representative VRSA strains, their passage-derived strains, and vancomycin-resistant mutant strains. (asm.org)
  • Note that the cell walls of passage-derived strains (with suffix P) were much thinner than those of the parent VRSA strains and vancomycin-resistant mutant strains (suffix PR). (asm.org)
  • Hetero-VRSA strains prevail in the hospital, and some of these strains become VRSA as a result of prolonged exposure of the strains to vancomycin. (asm.org)
  • Once vancomycin pressure is lifted, VRSA gradually goes back to hetero-VRSA status, from which, however, VRSA is regenerated at a high frequency of 1 in 10 3 to 1 in 10 6 . (asm.org)
  • However, some hetero-VRSA clinical strains, represented by Mu3, are extremely stable, and constitute a great risk factor for the emergence of VRSA and vancomycin therapeutic failure once they are allowed to prevail in the hospital. (asm.org)
  • Some case reports had found VRSA in absence of Vancomycin exposure (Whitener, 2003). (omicsonline.org)
  • Following our previous report of phenotypic VRSA in Nigeria, the current study attempts to determine the genetic basis underlying this resistance. (healthfolk.net)
  • In order to reduce the incidence of VRE and to avoid the emergence of VRSA, vancomycin use should be restricted and alternative antibiotic strategies should be developed. (uthscsa.edu)
  • For 20 years, scientists around the world have debated whether bacteria sense the drug itself to trigger resistance or whether they sense the impact it has on the cell wall of bacteria. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Some scientists believed that bacteria detect the cell wall degradation to trigger resistance. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Wright and his team studied the vancomycin-resistance mechanism in the harmless soil bacteria Streptomyces coelicolor. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The scientists showed that bacteria detect vancomycin itself. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Vancomycin resistance in Gram-positive bacteria results from the replacement of the d -alanyl- d -alanine target of peptidoglycan precursors with d -alanyl- d -lactate or d -alanyl- d -serine ( d -Ala- d -Ser), to which vancomycin has low binding affinity. (asm.org)
  • These findings illustrate how vancomycin pressure selected for molecular adaptation of a housekeeping enzyme to a bifunctional enzyme to allow for peptidoglycan remodeling, a strategy increasingly observed in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (asm.org)
  • However, bacteria have evolved a sophisticated mechanism which remodels the drug target, the d -alanine ending precursors in cell wall synthesis, into precursors terminating with d -lactate or d -serine, to which vancomycin has less affinity. (asm.org)
  • In Streptomyces, novel genes (vanK and vanJ) are characterized with no counterparts found in the resistance clusters of pathogenic bacteria. (kegg.jp)
  • 1) To isolate, identify, and biochemically characterize vancomycin-resistant bacteria present in a commerially available competitive exclusion product CF3. (usda.gov)
  • FY 2000 Accomplishments: 1) Ten vancomycin-resistant bacteria belonging to genus lactobacillus were isolated from the competitive exclusion (CE) product Preempt. (usda.gov)
  • 2) Study the plasmid profile of the vancomycin-resistant bacteria isolated from the Competitive Exclusion Product. (usda.gov)
  • Studies of newly emerging resistance show that resistance in bacteria, as in cancer, arises in steps progressing from low level to high level, unless a plasmid is acquired on which full blown resistance is already present. (bmj.com)
  • Vancomycin acts by inhibiting proper cell wall synthesis in Gram-positive bacteria. (bionity.com)
  • The mechanism inhibited, and various factors related to entering the outer membrane of Gram-negative organisms mean that vancomycin is not active against Gram-negative bacteria (except some non-gonococcal species of Neisseria). (bionity.com)
  • vancomycin does not cure the patient and success is limited Treatment of endophthalmitis by intravitreal injection for gram-positive bacteria coverage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Vancomycin (VCM) is a glycopeptide antibiotic agent that inhibits the synthesis of peptidolgycan in the production of bacterial cell walls. (kegg.jp)
  • All strains were tested for lysis by means of addition of vancomycin (10 ug/ml) to the bacterial cultures. (ukzn.ac.za)
  • This confirmed that the bacterial strains investigated were in fact resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin and this study shows that results obtained from conventional phenotypical screening methods reliably correlated with the genotypes classified using more advanced techniques such as PCR, southern blot/hybridisation and DNA sequencing. (ukzn.ac.za)
  • It has been proposed that an important driver of resistance is selection imposed on bacterial populations that are not the intended target of antimicrobial therapy. (elsevier.com)
  • These bacterial strains present a thickening of the cell wall, which is believed to reduce the ability of vancomycin to diffuse into the division septum of the cell required for effective vancomycin treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Her specialties include bacterial genetics, microbial evolution and antimicrobial resistance, among others. (wiley.com)
  • To clarify relationships between vancomycin dosage, serum concentration, MIC and antimicrobial activity by using data gathered from a therapeutic monitoring environment that observes failures in some cases. (springer.com)
  • The observed incidence of resistance emergence to meropenem will be compared across therapeutic regimens. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • 1 These drugs, though not used in humans, are closely related to human therapeutic drug families, such as vancomycin and streptogramins. (bmj.com)
  • The isolate exhibited the E447K in PBP2a that has been previously associated with CPT resistance. (confex.com)
  • One E. casseliflavus isolate showed resistance to erythromycin with a minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 8 μg/mL and also showed apparent resistance to fluoroquinolones with an MIC of 32 μg/mL for ciprofloxacin. (bvsalud.org)
  • The isolate contained the mecA gene for methicillin resistance. (wikipedia.org)
  • There was also greater phenotypic diversity in daptomycin resistance within daptomycin-exposed patients. (elsevier.com)
  • In patients where multiple samples over time were available, a wide variability in temporal dynamics were observed, from long-term maintenance of resistance to rapid return to sensitivity after daptomycin treatment stopped. (elsevier.com)
  • We studied sRNA expression in isogenic mutants with increasing levels of daptomycin resistance and observed that expression of several sRNAs, including sRNA-0160, was modified in the stepwise mutants. (unicatt.it)
  • 3) Genetic fingerprinting and strain typing of vancomycin-resistant organisms isolated from the CE product will be carried out by pulse-field gel electrophoresis and molecular probing. (usda.gov)
  • The peptidoglycan precursors of each strain were arrested in vancomycin (20 ug/ml) to block transpeptidation and transglycosylation steps of peptidoglycan synthesis and bacitracin (100 ug/ml) was used to amplify precursors at the transglycosylation step. (ukzn.ac.za)
  • This review will serve as a general overview of vancomycin resistance in staphylococcal species. (asm.org)
  • The elucidation of the possible mechanism of vancomycin-resistance in selected streptococcal and enterococcal species. (ukzn.ac.za)
  • All clinical strains were examined by PCR to confirm species and to test for the presence of known vancomycin-resistance genes. (health.gov.au)
  • IMPORTANCE These three streptococcal strains represent the first known vancomycin-resistant strains of their species. (elsevier.com)
  • This first complete nucleotide sequence of a plasmid carrying two copies of fosB in VRE suggests that the fosB gene can transfer to multiple loci of plasmids by the IS L3 family transposase TnpA, possibly in the form of circular intermediates, leading to the dissemination of high fosfomycin resistance in VRE. (frontiersin.org)
  • Several transposon gains and losses and instances of in situ evolution were inferred and, although usually chromosomal, the resistance element was also observed on a plasmid background. (ox.ac.uk)
  • In its recommendations, HICPAC stresses that the prevention and control of vancomycin resistance will require a coordinated, concerted effort from various departments of a hospital. (cdc.gov)
  • Prevention and control of vancomycin resistance in gram-positive coccal microorganisms: fire prevention and fire fighting. (utmb.edu)
  • FY2001 Plans: 1) PCR products of vancomycin-resistance determinant genes will be digested with restriction enzymes and if different restriction profiles are obtained for the same gene, the nucleotide sequence analysis of the variants will be carried out. (usda.gov)
  • The number of toxic compounds for which screening and serial enrichment yielded at least one ASKA-encoded resistance gene. (pnas.org)
  • Also, some of other drug classes such as cepham and tetracycline having higher resistance rate with P.aureginosa and K.pneumoniae. (ijmrhs.com)
  • The summary below is from the full report titled "Determinants of Vancomycin Resistance and Mortality Rates in Enterococcal Bacteremia. (annals.org)
  • Thus, the early 1990s saw a discernible increase in vancomycin use. (cdc.gov)
  • The discovery reveals new understanding about what is happening at the molecular level in vancomycin resistance. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Objectives: The antimicrobial resistance (AMR) crisis represents a serious threat to public health and has resulted in concentrated efforts to accelerate development of rapid molecular diagnostics for AMR. (fujita-hu.ac.jp)
  • Gerry Wright, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University in collaboration with colleagues at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, and the University of Cambridge in the UK, have identified the specific mechanism that triggers resistance to vancomycin. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Glycopeptide-inactivating activity was not detected, and the biochemical mechanism of resistance remains unknown. (asm.org)
  • Later trials using purer forms of vancomycin found nephrotoxicity is an infrequent adverse effect (0.1% to 1% of patients), but this is accentuated in the presence of aminoglycosides. (wikipedia.org)
  • The emerging threat of widespread vancomycin resistance poses a serious public health concern given the fact that vancomycin has long been the preferred treatment of antibiotic-resistant gram-positive organisms. (asm.org)
  • IMPORTANCE Vancomycin is one of the drugs of last resort against Gram-positive antibiotic-resistant pathogens. (asm.org)
  • The very low frequency of fulminant sepsis caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci did not increase during the period when oxacillin was used instead of vancomycin as the empiric antibiotic for Gram-positive organisms. (aappublications.org)
  • Moreover, addition of vancomycin to ciprofloxacin also reduced resistance development against this compound, albeit not to the same extent as for trovafloxacin. (biomedcentral.com)
  • virulence genes (esp, cylA), vancomycin and gentamicin resistance genes were investigated. (omicsonline.org)