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ConclusionThese findings show that pets and veterinarians could be potential sources of MDR-MRSA and MDR-MRSP in Iran. Taken together, these findings warrant future investigations on the epidemiology and public-health significance of MDR-MRSA and MDR-MRSP both in veterinarians and companion animals in Iran.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2019Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Volume 16Author(s): Javad Akhtari, Roghiyeh Faridnia, Hamed Kalani, Reza Bastani, Mahdi Fakhar, Hossein Rezvan, Amin Kazemi BeydokhtiAbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study was to evaluate the cytotoxicity and antileishmanial activity of cisplatin-bonded carbon nanotubes both against promastigotes and amastigotes of Leishmania major in vitro.MethodsCisplatin-bonded single-walled carbon nanotubes (CP-SWCNT) and cisplatin-bonded multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CP-MWCNT) were considered as test compounds. In addition, SWCNT, MWCNT, free cisplatin a...
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis is the first report of a K. pneumoniae clinical isolate from Japan co-harboring blaKPC-2 and rmtB on a 130 kbp plasmid.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
In this study, we used whole-genome sequencing with PacBio and Illumina platforms to analyse the molecular features of the multidrug-resistant enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) strain 14OD0056 and the multidrug-resistant hybrid Shiga toxin-producing/enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC/ETEC) strain 15OD0495 isolated from diarrheic pigs in Switzerland.Strain 14OD0056 possessed three virulence plasmids similar to others previously found in ETEC strains, while 15OD0495 harboured a 119-kb multivirulence IncFII/IncX1 hybrid STEC/ETEC plasmid (p15ODTXV) that co-carried virulence genes of both ETEC and STEC pathotypes, co...
Source: The Veterinary Journal - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2018Source: The Veterinary JournalAuthor(s): Wiebke Jansen, Anja Müller, Nils Grabowski, Corinna Kehrenberg, Benoît Muylkens, Sascha Al DahoukAbstractGlobalisation, international trade and the ever-growing flow of goods and people enable animal diseases and zoonotic pathogens to travel worldwide. The risk of reintroducing previously eradicated animal diseases into the European Union is omnipresent as considerable amounts of food products of animal origin (POAO) from endemic countries are continuously imported legally and illegally into the EU. Additionally, these pr...
Source: The Veterinary Journal - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
ConclusionOur results show that whole-genome-DNA sequencing by cgMLST is a valuable tool, better suited for prompt epidemiological investigations than traditional typing methods because of its higher discriminatory ability in determining clonal relatedness.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionThe decline in MRSA BSI rates, which was observed in our institution, was associated with changes in the population structure of the organism. This decline may be related to biologic properties of the prevailing MRSA clones.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionThe draft genome sequence of S. aureus CIP 108540 released here will provide valuable information for a better understanding of its genetic makeup and resistome.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
ConclusionTo our knowledge, this is the first draft genome of E. coli strain co-harboring blaCTX-M-15,blaCMY-42, blaOXA-1,aac(3)-IIa, aac(6′)-Ib-cr genes with mutations in gyrA and parC reported in Poland. The reported genome sequence contains valuable information on genetic features of antibiotic resistance mechanisms in E.coli in Poland.
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 December 2018Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial ResistanceAuthor(s): Alex Carignan, Robert Sabbagh, Vincent Masse, Nicolas Gagnon, Louis-Philippe Montpetit, Marc-Andre Smith, Mathieu Raymond, Catherine Allard, Cybèle Bergeron, Jacques PépinAbstractBackgroundRates of infection following ultrasound-guided transrectal prostate needle biopsy (TRUSPB) are increasing. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of fosfomycin tromethamine (FMT) prophylaxis in preventing post-TRUSPB infectious complications.MethodsThis nested case-control study included patients who underwent TRU...
Source: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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