Rapid molecular testing for Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia improves clinical management.

Conclusion. Rapid and accurate detection of S. aureus with the Xpert MRSA/SA BC assay in positive blood culture bottles allowed earlier targeted patient management. Negative Xpert results are suggestive of coagulase negative staphylococci, allowing de-escalation of antimicrobial therapy if clinically appropriate. PMID: 32141812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Med Microbiol Source Type: research

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Conclusions: The BSI microbiology in Polish hospitals was similar to those reported in other studies, but the prevalence of MRSA and enterococci-HLAR was higher than expected, as was the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant non-fermentative bacilli. Modern diagnostic techniques, such as MALDI-TOF, guarantee reliable diagnosis.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Positive blood cultures showing Gram positive cocci in clusters signifies either Staphylococcus aureus or the less-virulent coagulase-negative staphylococci. Rapid identification and methicillin susceptibility de...
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: To minimize the possibility of secondary infections during CPR training, there is a requirement for a standardized protocol for proper microbiological management of dummies. PMID: 32767917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Biotechnol Source Type: research
This study investigated the effect of permethrin and formaldehyde on the growth ofStaphylococcus aureus, in particular MRSA strains. While permethrin alone was not bactericidal, formaldehyde both in the presence and absence of permethrin was. This was at concentrations of formaldehyde and permethrin found in the anti ‐scabies permethrin cream and suggests a potential use of such creams for treating bacterial skin infections, particularly refractory impetigo. AbstractAntibiotic ‐resistant strains of bacteria such as methicillin‐resistantStaphylococcus aureus are a threat to human health, and effective treatment option...
Source: MicrobiologyOpen - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
In this study, the activity of ceftobiprole and comparators was evaluated against more than 7,300 clinical isolates collected in the United States from 2016 through 2018 from patients with skin and skin structure infections. The major species/pathogen groups were S. aureus (53%), Enterobacterales (23%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (7%), β-hemolytic streptococci (6%), Enterococcus spp. (4%), and coagulase-negative staphylococci (2%). Ceftobiprole was highly active against S. aureus (MIC50/90, 0.5/1 mg/L; 99.7% susceptible by EUCAST criteria; 42% methicillin-resistant S. aureus [lsqb]MRSA[rsqb]). Ceftobiprole also exhibited ...
Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Antimicrob Agents Chemother Source Type: research
Conclusion. The results of the current study substantiate that PCR-dipstick can be used as an efficient detection system for MRSA and VRE directly from Gram-positive cocci-positive blood cultures. Its affordability and rapidity indicate that PCR-dipstick can be an effective tool for controlling nosocomial pathogens. PMID: 32003712 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: J Med Microbiol Source Type: research
The spread of drug-resistant bacteria is considered a global public health problem. According to the World Health Organization (World Health Organization [Internet], 2014), it is anticipated that around 10 million people could die from infections with drug-resistant bacteria by 2050. In Japan, in addition to drug-resistant Gram-positive cocci such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci, healthcare-associated infections caused by drug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli, including multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRP) and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter still rem...
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and the clinical impact of isothermal loop-mediated amplification (LAMP; eazyplex ® MRSA kits) for rapid diagnosis ofStaphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) in comparison with conventional blood culture diagnostics. We performed a retrospective, single-center observational study over the period between November 2016 and December 2018 on patients (and blood cultures) with growth of Gram-positive cocci in clusters in their blood cultures. We quantified diagnostic accuracy with sensitivity and specificity for detection ofS. aureus, methicillin-resistantS...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and GastroenterologyAuthor(s): Manon Allaire, Jean-François Cadranel, Thi Thu Nga Nguyen, Armand Garioud, Honore Zougmore, Ratmony Heng, Claire Perignon, Isabelle Ollivier-Hourmand, Thông DaoSummaryPatients with cirrhosis are prone to develop bacterial infections, which consist in one of the major precursors of Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure (ACLF) and are responsible for a high mortality rate. In recent years, the management of bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis has become increasingly complicated due to ...
Source: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Methicillin-resistant/susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA/MSSA) and Enterococcus faecalis strains are often found in community- and hospital-acquired infections. The single use of conventional antibiotics hardly completely kills the bacterial cells of interest, especially in the form of biofilms. Thus, drug repurposing and antimicrobial combination are promising ways to solve this problem. Antimicrobial susceptibility assays against cocci in a suspension and in a biofilm mode of growth were performed with broth microdilution methods. Checkerboard assays and the cutaneous mouse infection model were used to examine the a...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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