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Infectio ; 25(2): 84-88, abr.-jun. 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1250072


Resumen Introducción: Klebsiella pneumoniae produce enzimas como Betalactamasas de Espectro Extendido (BLEE) y Carbapenemasas. Estas enzimas tienen implicancia en las Unidades de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI), porque posibilitan la supervivencia de especies bacterianas a condiciones desfavorables y por ende, facilitan su permanencia en ambiente intrahospitalario. Existe evidencia de presencia de Klebsiella pneumoniae en UCI, en muestras procedentes de: pacientes, personal de salud, habitación, lavamanos y fórmulas nutricionales. Objetivo: Evaluar el perfil de resistencia de los aislamientos de Klebsiella pneumoniae en una UCI de Paraguay. Material y métodos: Estudio descriptivo observacional, transversal. Se recolectaron 200 muestras (124 fórmulas enterales, 40 ambiente y 36 pacientes). Variables analizadas: origen de muestra, presencia del germen, producción de enzimas y perfil de resistencia. Resultados: Se aisló Klebsiella pneumoniae en 14% de las muestras. Se identificó al germen en: 25% pacientes, 12,9% fórmulas enterales y 7,5% ambiente. Se observó producción de BLEE en 85,7% de las cepas, con perfiles de resistencia idénticos, y producción de carbapenemasas en 14,3% de las cepas, con perfiles de resistencia diferentes. Conclusión: la presencia y los perfiles de resistencia de Klebsiella pneumoniae en las tres clases de muestras estudiadas, sugieren transferencia de genes de resistencia y diseminación del germen en UCI.

Abstract Introduction: Klebsiella pneumoniae produces enzymes such as Extended Spectrum Betalactamases (ESBL) and Carbapenemases. These enzymes have implica tions in Intensive Care Units (ICU), because they enable the survival of bacterial species under unfavorable conditions and, therefore, facilitate their permanence in the hospital environment. There is evidence of the presence of Klebsiella pneumoniae in the ICU, in samples from: patients, health staff, room, sink, and nutri tional formulas. Objective: To evaluate the resistance profile of Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in an ICU in Paraguay. Material and methods: descriptive, observational, cross-sectional study. 200 samples were collected (124 enteral formulas, 40 ambient and 36 patients). Variables analyzed: sample origin, presence of the germ, enzyme production and resistance profile. Results: Klebsiella pneumoniae was isolated in 14% of the samples. The germ was identified in: 25% patients, 12.9% enteral formulas and 7.5% environment. Pro duction of ESBL was observed in 85.7% of the strains, with identical resistance profiles, and production of carbapenemases in 14.3% of the strains, with different resistance profiles. Conclusion: the presence and resistance profiles of Klebsiella pneumoniae in the three classes of samples studied, suggest transfer of resistance genes and disse mination of the germ in ICU.

Humans , Male , Female , beta-Lactamases , Intensive Care Units , Klebsiella pneumoniae , Paraguay , Drug Resistance, Microbial , Bacteremia
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 54: e0864-2020, 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1155547


Abstract Proteus mirabilis is one of the main pathogens causing urinary tract infections and sepsis. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a P. mirabilis hosting bla GES. The presence of these genes was determined using PCR and sequencing. We identified the presence of bla GES-1 in all three isolates. In addition, we identified the bla KPC-2 and bla NDM-1 genes in the two strains. These data emphasize the importance of monitoring and surveillance of all enterobacteria. The circulation of P. mirabilis strains carrying bla GES-1 constitutes a new scenario of resistance in this species and should be an epidemiological alert for global health.

Proteus mirabilis/genetics , beta-Lactamases/genetics , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Enterobacteriaceae , Anti-Bacterial Agents
Article in English | AIM, AIM | ID: biblio-1342262


A study to phenotypically characterize and determine the antibiogram of coagulase positive Staphylococci (CoPS) from the external surfaces of hospital cockroaches (Periplaneta americana) was conducted using standard microbiological methods. Out of the 50 cockroaches collected from various hospitals in Uyo, sixty-two percent (n = 31) had coagulase positive Staphylococci which consisted of Staphylococcus aureus (44.0 %; n = 22) and Staphylococcus intermedius (18.0 %; n = 9). The CoPS isolates showed 100% resistance to Penicillin, Tetracycline, Clindamycin and 80.6% sensitivity to Amoxicillin-clavulanate. The CoPS showed multiple antibiotic resistances to ≥ 3 antibiotics, with 60 % exhibiting resistance to 6 antibiotics. Out of the 80 % (n = 31) of the multidrug resistant CoPS that were sensitive to Amoxicillin-clavulanate, none of them showed production of beta lactamase. The cockroaches bore multiple antibiotic resistant CoPS on their external surfaces and their contact can initiate contamination of patients' food. Pest control measures in hospital are hereby recommended to minimize cockroach related infections

Humans , Periplaneta , Clindamycin , beta-Lactamases , Staphylococcinum
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 54: e02622020, 2021.
Article in English | ColecionaSUS, LILACS, ColecionaSUS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1143877


Abstract INTRODUCTION: Carbapenemase-resistant enterobacteria that produce the bla NDM gene are found worldwide. However, this is the first report of blaNDM in Klebsiella aerogenes in Brazil. METHODS: The identification of bacterial species was performed using anautomated system and confirmed by biochemical tests, 16S rRNA gene sequencing, and detection of resistance genes. RESULTS: The clinical isolate showed minimum inhibitory concentration resistance to meropenem and polymyxin B at 8mg/L and 4mg/L, respectively. Only the blaNDM gene was detected. CONCLUSIONS: The current report of the blaNDM gene in isolated MDR enterobacteria indicates that this gene can spread silently in a hospital setting.

Enterobacter aerogenes/genetics , Bacterial Proteins , beta-Lactamases/genetics , Brazil , RNA, Ribosomal, 16S , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial/genetics , Enterobacteriaceae , Klebsiella pneumoniae/genetics , Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 54: e20190524, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | ColecionaSUS, LILACS, ColecionaSUS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1136925


Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aac(6')-Ib-cr and bla KPC genes are spreading among Enterobacteriaceae species, including Providencia stuartii, in some countries of world. METHODS: These genes were investigated in 28 P. stuartii isolates from a public hospital in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, by PCR and sequencing. RESULTS: The aac(6')-Ib-cr gene was detected in 16 resistant isolates, and the bla KPC gene was seen in 14. CONCLUSIONS: The presence of these genes in P. stuartii multi- and extensively drug-resistant isolates indicates that the resistance arsenal of this species is increasing, thus limiting the therapeutic options.

Humans , Enterobacteriaceae Infections , Plasmids , beta-Lactamases/genetics , Brazil , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Providencia , Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial , Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 54: e20200087, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | ColecionaSUS, LILACS, ColecionaSUS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1136920


Abstract INTRODUCTION: In this study, we report a clonal dissemination of carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates due to the acquisition of blaOXA-23 in a regional hospital located in Brazilian Amazon Region. METHODS: The isolates were identified by MALDI-TOF and the carbapenemase-encoding genes were detected by multiplex-PCR. The genetic similarity was investigated by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). RESULTS: Only 10 (55.6%) isolates harbored the gene bla OXA-23. PFGE analysis revealed that these isolates belong to a single clone. CONCLUSIONS: This dissemination strategy indicates the need for surveillance, adoption of control procedures defined in guidelines, and the careful administration of antimicrobials should be reinforced.

Humans , Acinetobacter Infections/epidemiology , Acinetobacter baumannii/genetics , Bacterial Proteins/genetics , beta-Lactamases/genetics , Brazil/epidemiology , Drug Resistance , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field , Molecular Epidemiology , Hospitals , Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology
Pesqui. vet. bras ; 41: e06706, 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1346697


Contamination of the veterinary hospital environment with multiresistant pathogens endangers not only hospitalized animals, but also the workplace safety of veterinarians and nurses, animal guardians and, when in case of a teaching hospital, veterinary students. The objective of this study was to map the main points of bacterial contamination of a veterinary teaching hospital in Brazil to identify multiresistant microorganisms and their antimicrobial resistance genes. Samples were collected from 39 different locations of a veterinary school hospital which comprised a pool according to each hospital environment. In certain environments, more than one pool has been collected. All samples were collected in quadruplicates for the selective isolation of the main multiresistant microorganisms: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRS), vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE), cephalosporinases and/or extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Gram-negative bacteria (ESBL) and Carbapenemase-producing (CP). After isolation and identification of isolates, multiplex-PCR reactions were performed to detect the main genes for each microorganism and antimicrobial susceptibility tests with the main antibiotics used for each bacterial group according to CLSI. Of the 39 veterinary teaching hospital sites collected, all (100%) had at least one of the microorganisms surveyed, and 17.95% (n=7) of the sites were able to isolate the four pathogens. From the 94 pools collected, it was possible to isolate MRS in 81.91% (n=77), VRE in 12.77% (n=12), cephalosporinases and/or ESBL in 62.77% (n=59) and CP in 24.47%. (n=23). Regarding MRS, the mecA gene was detected in all isolates. All isolated VREs were identified as Enterococcus faecalis and presented the vanA gene. Regarding cephalosporinases and/or ESBL, 89.83% (n=53) of the isolates presented the blaTEM gene, 57.63% (n=34) the blaOXA-1 gene, 37.29% (n=22) blaCTX-M gene from some group (1, 2, 9 ou 8/25) and 20.34% (n=12) the blaSHV gene. It was possible to identify the main microorganisms responsible for causing nosocomial infections in humans (VRE, MRS, ESBL and CP) in the veterinary hospital environment, suggesting a source of infection for professionals and students of veterinary medicine, placing a high risk for public health.(AU)

A contaminação do ambiente hospitalar veterinário com patógenos multirresistentes coloca em perigo não apenas os animais hospitalizados, mas também a segurança no local de trabalho de veterinários e enfermeiros, responsáveis por animais e, quando se tratar de um hospital de ensino, estudantes de veterinária. O objetivo deste estudo foi mapear os principais pontos de contaminação bacteriana de um hospital veterinário de ensino no Brasil, identificando microorganismos multirresistentes e seus genes de resistência antimicrobiana. As amostras foram coletadas em 39 locais diferentes de um hospital de escola veterinária, que compreendia um pool de acordo com o ambiente de cada hospital. Em certos ambientes, mais de um pool foi coletado. Todas as amostras foram coletadas em quadruplicados para o isolamento seletivo dos principais microorganismos multirresistentes: Staphylococcus resistente à meticilina (MRS), Enterococcus resistente à vancomicina (VRE), bactérias Gram-negativas produtoras de cefalosporinases e/ou beta-lactamase de espectro estendido (ESBL) e produtoras de carbapenemase (PC). Após o isolamento e identificação dos isolados, foram realizadas reações de PCR multiplex para detectar os principais genes de cada microorganismo e testes de susceptibilidade a antimicrobianos com os principais antibióticos utilizados para cada grupo bacteriano de acordo com o CLSI. Dos 39 locais do VCH coletados, todos (100%) possuíam pelo menos um dos microrganismos pesquisados e 17,95% (n=7) dos locais foram capazes de isolar os quatro patógenos. Dos 94 pools coletados, foi possível isolar MRS em 81,91% (n=77), VRE em 12,77% (n=12), ESBL em 62,77% (n=59) e carbapenemases em 24,47% (n=23). Em relação ao MRS, o gene mecA foi detectado em todos os isolados. Todos os VREs isolados foram identificados como Enterococcus faecalis e apresentaram o gene vanA. Em relação às cefalosporinases e/ou ESBL, 89,83% (n=53) dos isolados apresentaram o gene blaTEM, 57,63% (n=34) o gene blaOXA-1, 37,29% (n=22) o gene blaCTX-M de algum grupo e 20,34% (n=12) o gene blaSHV. Foi possível identificar os principais microrganismos responsáveis por causar infecções nosocomiais em humanos (VRE, MRS, ESBL e CP) no ambiente hospitalar veterinário, sugerindo uma fonte de infecção para profissionais e estudantes de medicina veterinária, colocando alto risco para a saúde pública.(AU)

Staphylococcus , Cross Infection , Methicillin Resistance , Enterococcus faecalis , Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction , Anti-Infective Agents , Anti-Bacterial Agents , beta-Lactamases , Hospitals, Animal
Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1019-1027, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888513


OBJECTIVE@#To detect the expression of different transcripts of lactamase β(LACTB) gene in leukemic cell lines.@*METHODS@#NCBI website and DNAstar software were used to detect the Bioinformatics analysis of LACTB. The expression of different transcripts of LACTB gene in leukemic cell lines (THP-1, HL60, K562, U937, Jurkat and Raji) was detected by reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR), DNA and clone sequencing; the expression of different transcripts of LACTB gene in leukemic cell lines was detected by Quantitative Real-time PCR.@*RESULTS@#There were a variety of splicing isomers in LACTB, and it could produce a variety of protein isomers with conserved N-terminal and different C-terminal, moreover, there were many splice isoforms of LACTB in leukemia cell lines, and there were different expression patterns in different cell lines, including XR1, V1, V2 and V3. The expression of total LACTB showed high in HL60 cells, while low in Raji cells, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). The V1 was high expression in U937 cells but low in Raji cells, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). V2 was high expression in HL60 cells but lowly in Raji cells, and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). The expression of V3 was low in THP-1 cells, which was significantly different as compared with that in normal bone marrow (P<0.05).@*CONCLUSION@#The reaserch found that there are many splice isomers of LACTB in leukemic cell lines, and there are different expression patterns in different cell lines.

Alternative Splicing , HL-60 Cells , Humans , Leukemia/genetics , Membrane Proteins/genetics , Mitochondrial Proteins/genetics , RNA Splicing , U937 Cells , beta-Lactamases/genetics
Rev. cienc. salud (Bogotá) ; 18(2): 1-11, mayo-ago. 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1126242


Abstract Introduction: Urinary tract infections (UTIS) are the second most frequent reason for healthcare visits, and antibiotic resistance among gram-negative bacteria of the Enterobacteriaceae family has increased significantly worldwide. The emergence of microorganisms that produce extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) is especially problematic. This study aims to identify factors associated with the presence of UTI caused by ESBL-producing pathogens. Material and methods: An analytical cross-sectional study was conducted, and the urine culture database from a private healthcare clinic was analyzed. Factors possibly associated with the appearance of UTIS due to ESBL-producing pathogens were analyzed, including sex, age, number of hospitalizations, and previous UTIS. Results: A total of 1405 positive urine cultures were studied, 85.48% of which belonged to women. The mean age of the subjects was 39.98 ± 24.51 years, 24.13% of whom were over 60 years old. Of these, 55.56% had been attended on an outpatient basis. Almost half (49.18%) of the cultures tested positive for ESBL-related UTI, 96.58% of which had not presented with a previous UTI. A statistically significant association was found between sex and the development of UTI caused by ESBL-producing microorganisms (p = 0.007), with the male sex having the highest association (prevalence ratio, 1.224; 95% confidence interval: 1.035-1.448). In addition, age, number of previous hospitalizations, and prior intensive care unit admissions also showed associations with UTI development. No association was found with the presence of previous UTIS. Conclusion: A high frequency of UTIS were ESBL-related, and the factors associated with ESBL-related UTIS were male sex, age >60, and previous hospitalizations.

Resumen Introducción: las infecciones del tracto urinario (ITU) son el segundo motivo más frecuente de atención médica, y la resistencia a los antibióticos entre las enterobacterias gramnegativas ha aumentado de manera importante en todo el mundo, dada la aparición de organismos productores de betalactamasa de espectro extendido (BLEE). Se busca identificar factores asociados a la presencia de ITU por patógeno productor de BLEE. Materiales y métodos: se realizó un estudio trasversal analítico, un análisis de la base de datos de urocultivos de una clínica privada y una evaluación de los factores posiblemente asociados a la presentación de ITU por el microorganismo BLEE, como el sexo, la edad, el número de hospitalizaciones e ITU previas. Resultados: se estudiaron 1405 urocultivos positivos y se encontró que el 85.48 % fueron de sexo femenino. La edad media de la población fue de 39.98 ± 24.51 años, el 24.13 % de edad mayor a 60 años, y el 55.56 % habían sido atendidos ambulatoriamente. El 49.18 % de los cultivos fue positivo para ITU BLEE, de los cuales el 96,58 % no habían presentado una ITU previa. Se encontró que existe una asociación estadísticamente significativa (0,007; p < 0,05) entre el sexo y el desarrollo de ITU por microorganismo productor de BLEE. El masculino es el de mayor asociación (OR 1,224; IC95 %: 1,035-1,448). También se encontró una asociación con la edad, el número de hospitalizaciones previas y haber estado en UCI. No se encontró ninguna asociación entre la presencia de ITU previas. Conclusiones: existe una elevada frecuencia de ITU BLEE, y los factores asociados a dicha infección fueron tener sexo masculino, una edad mayor a 60 años y hospitalizaciones previas.

Resumo Introdugao: as infeções do trato urinário (ITU) são o segundo motivo mais frequente de atenção médica e a resistência aos antibióticos entre as enterobactérias gram-negativas tem aumentado de maneira importante no mundo todo; destacado pela aparição de organismos produtores de betalactamase de espectro estendido (BLEE). Busca-se identificar fatores associados á presenta de ITU por patógeno produtor de BLEE. Materiais e métodos: se realizou estudo transversal analítico, analisando a base de dados de urocultura de uma clínica privada, avaliando fatores possivelmente associados á apresentação de ITU por microrganismo BLEE, como o sexo, a idade, o número de hospitalizar es e ITU prévias. Resultados: estudaram-se 1405 uroculturas positivas, encontrado que o 85,48% foram de sexo feminino. A idade média da populacho foi de 39.98 ± 24.51 anos, 24.13% de idade maior a 60 anos, 55.56% tinham sido atendidos ambulatoriamente. O 49.18% dos cultivos foi positivo para ITU BLEE, dos quais 96.58% não tinham apresentado uma ITU prévia. Se encontrou que existe associação estatisticamente significativa (0.007; p < 0.05) entre o sexo e o desenvolvimento de ITU por microrganismo produtor de BLEE, sendo o masculino o de maior associação (OR 1,224; IC 95%: 1,035-1,448). Além disso, tanto a idade quanto o número de hospitalizares prévias, e ter estado em UCI também mostraram associação. Não se encontrou associação entre a presença de ITU prévias. Conclusoes: existe uma elevada frequência de ITU BLEE e os fatores associados a infecto por ITU BLEE foram o sexo masculino, idade > 60 anos e hospitalização prévias.

Humans , Urologic Diseases , beta-Lactamases , Drug Resistance, Microbial
Rev. chil. infectol ; 37(4): 362-370, ago. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1138560


Resumen Introducción: Las enterobacterias son una causa principal de infecciones del torrente sanguíneo y su resistencia antimicrobiana se encuentra en aumento. Esto lleva a un incremento de la morbilidad-mortalidad y de los costos en la salud pública. Las enterobacterias resistentes a carbapenems representan un grave desafío a nivel global ya que existen escasas opciones terapéuticas disponibles. Objetivo: Caracterización clínico/microbiológica de las bacteriemias resistentes a carbapenémicos observadas en un período de 4 años. Material y Método: Estudio retrospectivo, observacional y descriptivo, sobre las bacteriemias por enterobacterias resistentes y sensibles a carbapenems. Resultados: Se analizó un total de 84 pacientes con bacteriemia por enterobacterias resistentes y sensibles a carbapenems. Entre las resistentes, observamos una mayor proporción de: tratamiento antimicrobiano previo, hospitalización en unidad de terapia intensiva (UTI), inicio de la bacteriemia en UTI y antecedentes de β-lactamasas de espectro extendido. Además, se detectó un amplio predominio de Klebsiella pneumoniae productor de KPC y una mortalidad atribuible de 52,4%. Discusión: El estudio posibilitó profundizar el conocimiento de una enfermedad emergente de elevada mortalidad, en vistas al diseño y aplicación de estrategias de control de infecciones y de esquemas de tratamiento efectivos adaptados a la epidemiologia local.

Abstract Background: Enterobacteriaceae are a major cause of bloodstream infections and their antimicrobial resistance continues to increase. This leads to higher morbidity-mortality rates and public health costs. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae represent a serious challenge globally, since there are few therapeutic options available. Aim: Clinical/microbiological characterization of the carbapenem-resistant bacteremia observed over a period of 4 years. Methods: Retrospective, observational and descriptive study about bacteremia caused by carbapenem-resistant and susceptible Enterobacteriaceae. Results: A total of 84 patients with bacteremia including carbapenem-resistant and susceptible Enterobacteriaceae were analyzed. We found that patients infected with carbapenem-resistant strains presented a higher proportion of: previous antibiotic treatment, hospitalization in intensive care unit (ICU), onset of the bacteremia during hospitalization in ICU and previous infection with extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae. Additionally, we observed a predominance of KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and an attributable mortality rate of 52.4%. Discussion: This study allowed for a better understanding of an emerging problem with high mortality, which in turn is useful for the design and adoption of infection control strategies and effective treatment regimens adapted to our local epidemiology.

Humans , Klebsiella Infections/drug therapy , Klebsiella Infections/epidemiology , Bacteremia/drug therapy , Bacteremia/epidemiology , Argentina/epidemiology , beta-Lactamases , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Carbapenems/pharmacology , Retrospective Studies , Drug Resistance, Bacterial , Enterobacteriaceae , Klebsiella pneumoniae , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use , Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology
Rev. chil. infectol ; 37(4): 389-394, ago. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1138563


Resumen Introducción: Pseudomonas aeruginosa es relevante en infecciones asociadas a la atención de salud, principalmente cuando presenta resistencia a carbapenémicos. Objetivos: Estudiar la producción de carbapenemasas en P. aeruginosa, con susceptibilidad disminuida a carbapenémicos procesadas en el Laboratorio de Microbiología de la Red de Salud UC-CHRISTUS entre 2014-2015, y compararlas con las cepas estudiadas en 2004-2005. Métodos: Entre enero de 2014 y junio de 2015, se aislaron 459 cepas de P. aeruginosa provenientes de muestras clínicas. La susceptibilidad fue determinada por dilución en agar y a las cepas con susceptibilidad disminuida a carbapenémicos se les realizó test de carbaNP. Las cepas positivas fueron estudiadas por RPC para genes blaVIM, blaVIM-1, blaVIM-2, blaIMP, blaNDM, blaKPC, blaOXA y blaIMI. Se realizó en cepas seleccionadas electroforesis de campo pulsado. Resultados: De las 459 cepas estudiadas, 300 presentaban susceptibilidad disminuida a carbapenémicos (65,3%). De éstas, 183 fueron viables para estudio, correspondientes a 164 pacientes. El test de carbaNP fue positivo en 44 cepas de las 183 cepas (24%). Los genes de resistencia encontrados fueron: blaVIM-2 en 35 cepas, blaKPC-2+VIM-2 en 7 cepas y blaKPC-2 en 2 cepas. En las cepas blaKPC-2 se encontró relación clonal entre ellas. Conclusiones: Un 65,3% de P. aeruginosa presentó susceptibilidad disminuida a carbapenémicos, observándose que la presencia de carbapenemasas no es el principal mecanismo de resistencia. Además, se describe la emergencia en Chile de cepas de P. aeruginosa con carbapenemasas del tipo KPC-2 sola o en combinación con VIM-2.

Abstract Background: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a relevant infectious agent affecting patients within health care setting; this situation is worsening with the appearance of strains resistance to carbapenems. Aims: To study carbapenemase production in P. aeruginosa with decreased susceptibility to carbapenems processed in the microbiology laboratory of the Health Network UC-CHRISTUS in 2014-2015 and compare them with the strains studied in 2004-2005. Methods: Between January 2014 and June 2015, 459 strains of P. aeruginosa from clinical samples were isolated. Susceptibility was determined by dilution in agar and strains with reduced susceptibility to carbapenems were tested for carbaNP. Positive strains were studied by PCR for blaVIM, blaVIM-1, blaVIM-2, blaIMP, blaNDM, blaKPC, blaOXA and blaIMI genes. Pulsed field electrophoresis was performed on selected strains. Results: From 459 strains studied, 300 had reduced susceptibility to carbapenems (65.3%). Of these, 183 were viable for study, corresponding to 164 patients. The carbaNP test was positive in 44 strains of the 183 strains (24%). The resistance genes found were: blaVIM-2 in 35 strains, blaKPC-2+VIM-2 in 7 strains and blaKPC-2 in 2 strains. In the blaKPC-2 strains clonal relation between them was found. Conclusions: A 65.3% of P. aeruginosa presented decreased susceptibility to carbapenems being the presence of carbapenemases not the main resistance mechanism. In addition, the emergence in Chile of P. aeruginosa strains with bla of the KPC-2 type alone or in combination with VIM-2 is described.

Humans , Pseudomonas aeruginosa/genetics , Carbapenems/pharmacology , Bacterial Proteins/genetics , beta-Lactamases , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Chile , Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology
Salud(i)ciencia (Impresa) ; 24(1/2): 54-56, jun. 2020.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1148257


Introduction: Ludwig's angina is one of the soft tissue infections of the neck and tongue floor with the most admissions to intensive care units (ICU) due to its compromise of the airway and complications from septic shock. The incidence is higher in the adult population, and with the use of the latest generation antibiotics, its incidence has decreased. One of the most frequent causes is the presence of an odontogenic focus such as abscesses, mainly in the second and third molars. Objective: To describe a clinical case, admitted to the hospital ICU, highlighting the comprehensive management and adequate antibiotic therapy. Main data of the case: 24-year-old female patient, a native of Latacunga, went to the emergency service of the Hospital del Sur de Quito for a fever of 10 days of evolution and taking the general condition with signs of shock, and intense pain in the tongue, with edema, and impaired phonation. For initial management, intravenous tramal, IV hydrocortisone, and a broad spectrum antibiotic with piperacillin with tazobactam 4 grams IV every 6 hours, and IV metronidazole every 8 hours. Conclusions: Ludwig's angina is a pathology that usually involves young patients, whose evolution is rapid and its inadequate management leads to death, associated with obstructive respiratory failure and severe sepsis, which requires a timely diagnosis.

Introducción: La angina de Ludwig constituye una de las infecciones de los tejidos blandos del cuello y piso de la lengua con más ingresos en las unidades de cuidados intensivos (UCI) por su compromiso de la vía aérea y complicaciones por shock séptico. La incidencia es mayor en la población adulta, y con el uso de los antibióticos de última generación, su incidencia ha disminuido. Una de las causas más frecuentes es la presencia de un foco odontogénico como los abscesos, principalmente en el segundo y el tercer molar. Objetivo: Describir un caso clínico, internado en la UCI del hospital, destacando el manejo integral y la terapia antibiótica adecuada. Datos principales del caso: paciente femenina de 24 años, natural de Latacunga, acude al servicio de emergencias del Hospital del sur de Quito por fiebre de 10 días de evolución y toma del estado general con signos de shock, y dolor intenso en lengua, con edema, y deterioro de la fonación. Para el abordaje inicial se administra tramadol por vía intravenosa (IV), hidrocortisona IV y antibiótico de amplio espectro con piperacilina con tazobactam 4 gramos IV cada 6 horas, y metronidazol IV cada 8 horas. Conclusiones: la angina de Ludwig es una afección que habitualmente involucra pacientes jóvenes, cuya evolución es rápida y su inadecuado abordaje conlleva a la muerte, asociado con insuficiencia respiratoria obstructiva y sepsis grave, por lo que requiere un diagnóstico oportuno

Humans , Female , Adult , Shock, Septic , beta-Lactamases , Dopamine , Ludwig's Angina , Metronidazole
Rev. chil. infectol ; 37(3): 295-303, jun. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1126122


Resumen Introducción: Las enterobacterias productoras de carbapenemasas (EPC) suponen un reto para la salud pública y la práctica clínica. Objetivo: Analizar la epidemiología, el tratamiento y la mortalidad en pacientes infectados por EPC. Material y Métodos: Análisis retrospectivo de 163 pacientes infectados por EPC en un hospital universitario desde julio de 2013 a octubre de 2015. Resultados: Klebsiella pneumoniae fue aislada en 95,1% de los casos, y la mayoría de las carbapenemasas pertenecían al grupo OXA-48 (93%). La adquisición fue nosocomial en 124 casos (77%), asociada a cuidados sanitarios en 30 (18,6%), y 7 (4,3%) fueron de adquisición comunitaria. Las infecciones más frecuentes fueron las del tracto urinario (48,4%) y las respiratorias (19,5%). Aproximadamente, la mitad de los pacientes recibieron monoterapia antimicrobiana. La tasa de mortalidad a los 30 días fue de 23,3%. El análisis multivariante identificó que la presencia de shock séptico al diagnóstico (OR 4,2; IC 95% 1,5-11) estaba asociada de manera independiente con mayor mortalidad en el primer mes, sin lograr identificar asociación con el tratamiento antimicrobiano inapropiado. Discusión: Son necesarios más estudios para aclarar si el tratamiento antimicrobiano de las infecciones por EPC debe ser combinado o si podría ser suficiente la monoterapia en infecciones leves.

Abstract Background: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) has become a significant problem in terms of public health and clinical outcome. Objective: To assess the epidemiology, treatment and mortality in patients with infection due to CPE. Material and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 163 patients with CPE infection was carried out in a university hospital from July 2013 to October 2015. Results: A total of 163 patients were included over the study period. Klebsiella pneumoniae was isolated in 95.1% of cases, and most of carbapenemases belonged to the OXA-48 group (93.0%). Acquisition was nosocomial in 124 cases (77.0%), healthcare-associated in 30 (18.6%), and 7 cases (4.3%) were community-acquired. The most frequent infections identified in this study were urinary tract (48.4%) and respiratory (19.5%) infections. Approximately half of the patients received antibiotic monotherapy. The 30-day mortality rate was 23.3%. Multivariate analysis revealed that the presence of septic shock at diagnosis (OR 4.2; IC 95% 1.5-11) was independently associated with an increase in death during the first month, unable to identify association with inappropriate antibiotic treatment. Discussion: Further studies are needed to clarify whether antibiotic treatment of EPC infections should be combined or if monotherapy might be sufficient in mild infections.

Humans , Enterobacteriaceae Infections , Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae , Bacterial Proteins , beta-Lactamases , Retrospective Studies , Klebsiella pneumoniae , Anti-Bacterial Agents
Biomédica (Bogotá) ; 40(supl.1): 139-147, mayo 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1124251


Introducción. La aparición de enterobacterias multirresistentes y productoras de betalactamasas de espectro extendido en pacientes ambulatorios con infecciones urinarias representa un problema de salud pública en Perú. Objetivo. Comparar los perfiles de resistencia de Escherichia coli uropatógenas e identificar los fenotipos de cepas productoras de betalactamasas de espectro extendido en tres establecimientos privados de salud localizados en las regiones de la costa, la sierra y la selva de Perú. Materiales y métodos. Se llevó a cabo durante el 2016 un estudio descriptivo de 98 muestras de orina de pacientes con infección urinaria, 35 procedentes de Lima (costa), 38 de Juliaca (sierra) y 25 de Iquitos (selva), en el que se determinó la sensibilidad antimicrobiana utilizando ocho discos antibióticos. Asimismo, se evaluó la producción de betalactamasas de espectro extendido con discos de cefotaxima, de ceftazidima o de su combinación, con ácido clavulánico en agar Mueller-Hinton. Resultados. Se identificaron 18 perfiles de resistencia que incluían desde los sensibles a todos los antibióticos hasta los resistentes simultáneamente a siete antibióticos, con el 18,4 % de aislamientos resistentes a un antibiótico y el 54,0 % de multirresistentes. Se detectó producción de betalactamasas en el 28,6 % de las cepas procedentes de la región de Puno. También, se observó un mayor número de casos en el rango de edad de 31 a 45 años con resistencia a ceftazidima, ceftriaxona, gentamicina y trimetoprim-sulfametoxazol en el establecimiento de salud de Puno. Conclusión. Los perfiles de resistencia variaron según la localización geográfica del establecimiento de salud, observándose mayor resistencia a los antibióticos en la región de la sierra de Perú, con el 28,6 % de cepas productoras de betalactamasas de espectro extendido.

Introduction: The appearance of multidrug-resistant and beta-lactamase producing enterobacteria in outpatient care facilities represent a public health problem in Perú. Objective: To compare the resistance profiles of uropathogenic Escherichia coli and to identify extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing phenotypes in three private health facilities located in the Peruvian coast, Andean and jungle regions. Materials and methods: We conducted a descriptive study on 98 urine samples from Lima (coast), Juliaca (Andean region) and Iquitos (jungle region) during 2016. We determined the antimicrobial susceptibility in 35 samples from Lima, 38 from Juliaca and 25 from Iquitos using eight antibiotic disks in samples from patients diagnosed with urinary infection. We also evaluated the production of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases with cefotaxime and ceftazidime disks and a combination of both with clavulanic acid on Mueller-Hinton agar. Results: We identified 18 resistance profiles ranging from those sensitive to others simultaneously resistant to seven antibiotics: 18.4% resistant to one and 54.0% to multiple antibiotics. We detected beta-lactamase production in 28.6% of the strains from the Puno region. Likewise, we observed a greater number of cases with resistance to ceftazidime, ceftriaxone, gentamicin, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in Puno's health facility in patients within the 31 to 45 year age range. Conclusion: Resistance profiles varied according to the geographical location of the health facilities under study. Resistance to antibiotics was higher in the Andean region with 28.6% of strains producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases.

Urinary Tract Infections , Drug Resistance , Enterobacteriaceae , Peru , beta-Lactamases , Disk Diffusion Antimicrobial Tests
Rev. chil. infectol ; 37(2): 117-123, abr. 2020. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1126097


Resumen Introducción: La diferencia entre los aislados patógenos y comensales de Escherichia coli se fundamenta en sus antecedentes filogenéticos. En Venezuela son escasos los estudios que describen el potencial patogénico de los grupos filogenéticos en E. coli. Objetivo: Relacionar la susceptibilidad antimicrobiana, distribución de los grupos filogenéticos y genes de virulencia en cepas de E. coli uropatógena (ECUP) aisladas de pacientes con infección del tracto urinario. Materiales y Métodos: Se estudiaron 17 cepas de ECUP, aisladas de pacientes adultos hospitalizados en dos instituciones de salud. La susceptibilidad frente a ocho antimicrobianos se determinó por el método de microdilución en caldo (MDC). Las β-lactamasas de espectro extendido (BLEE) y carbapenemasas fueron detectadas fenotípicamente. Los grupos filogenéticos y la detección de los genes de virulencia se determinaron por reacción de polimerasa en cadena. Resultados: Todas las cepas sintetizaban BLEE y de éstas, 41% se asoció a la producción de una carbapenemasa (KPC o MBL). El filogrupo B2 (41%) fue predominante. Los genes de virulencia más frecuentes fueron fimH y fyuA con 82% cada uno. Sólo un aislado clasificado en el filogrupo F fue positivo al conjunto de seis genes estudiados. Discusión: La diversidad de asociaciones entre genes de virulencia y perfiles de resistencia, en las cepas ECUP evolucionan continuamente. Además, su distribución en los distintos grupos filogenéticos depende en gran medida de las características clínico epidemiológicas de los grupos de estudios.

Abstract Background: The difference between the pathogenic isolates and commensals of Escherichia coli is based on their phylogenetic antecedents. In Venezuela there are few studies that describe the pathogenic potential of phylogenetic groups in E. coli. Aims: Relate antimicrobial susceptibility, distribution of phylogenetic groups and virulence genes in strains of uropathogenic E. coli (ECUP) isolated from patients with UTI. Methods: We studied 17 ECUP strains, isolated from adult patients hospitalized in two health institutions. The susceptibility to 8 antibiotics was determined by the broth microdilution (MDC) method. Extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) and carbapenemases were phenotypically detected. The phylogenetic groups and the detection of the virulence genes were determined by PCR. Results: All strains synthesized ESBL and of these, 41% were associated with the production of a carbapenemases (KPC or MBL). The phylogroup B2 (41%) was the most predominant. The most frequent virulence genes were fimH and fyuA with 82% each. Only one strain from group F was positive to the 6 genes studied. Discussion: The diversity of associations between virulence genes and resistance profiles in the ECUP are evolving continuously, their distribution in the different phylogenetic groups depends to a large extent on the clinical epidemiological characteristics of the study groups.

Humans , Adult , Escherichia coli Infections , Uropathogenic Escherichia coli/genetics , Phylogeny , Urinary Tract Infections , Venezuela , beta-Lactamases , Virulence Factors , Anti-Bacterial Agents
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 53: e20190044, 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1057279


Abstract INTRODUCTION: Acinetobacter baumannii are opportunistic bacteria, highly capable of acquiring antimicrobial resistance through the production of carbapenemases and aminoglycoside modifying enzymes (AMEs). METHODS: Carbapenemase and AME genes were investigated in A. baumannii recovered from inpatients of a Brazilian hospital. RESULTS: The key genes found were bla OXA-51-like, the association ISAba1- bla OXA-23-like, and the AME genes aph(3´)-VI, aac(6´)-Ib, aac(3)-Ia, and aph(3´)-Ia. Different clusters spread through the institution wards. CONCLUSIONS: The dissemination of bla OXA-23-like and AME-carrying A. baumannii through the hospital highlights the need for improved preventive measures to reduce the spread of infection.

Humans , Bacterial Proteins/genetics , beta-Lactamases/genetics , Acinetobacter Infections/microbiology , Acinetobacter baumannii/enzymology , Aminoglycosides/genetics , Brazil , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial , Acinetobacter baumannii/isolation & purification , Acinetobacter baumannii/drug effects , Tertiary Care Centers , Intensive Care Units , Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 53: e20200032, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | ColecionaSUS, LILACS, ColecionaSUS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1136877


Abstract INTRODUCTION: Essential oils can serve as novel sources of antibiotics for multidrug-resistant bacteria. METHODS: The multidrug-resistance profile of a Klebsiella aerogenes strain was assessed by PCR and sequencing. The antibacterial activity of Cinnamomum cassia essential oil (CCeo) against K. aerogenes was assessed by broth microdilution and time-kill methods. RESULTS: K. aerogenes showed high antibiotic resistance. The genes bla KPC-2, ampC, bla CTX-M-15, bla OXA-1, and bla TEM were present. CCeo exhibited an inhibitory effect with a minimum inhibitory concentration of 17.57 μg/mL. CONCLUSIONS: The antibacterial activity of CCeo makes it a potential candidate for treating carbapenem- and polymyxin-resistant K. aerogenes strains.

Humans , Klebsiella Infections/drug therapy , Enterobacter aerogenes , Cinnamomum aromaticum , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use , beta-Lactamases , Oils, Volatile , Carbapenems , Polymyxins , Klebsiella pneumoniae
Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 53: e20200064, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | ColecionaSUS, LILACS, ColecionaSUS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1136871


Abstract INTRODUCTION: Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infection lacks treatment options and is associated with prolonged hospital stays and high mortality rates. The production of carbapenemases is one of the most important factors responsible for this multi-resistance phenomenon. METHODS: In the present study, we analyzed the presence of genes encoding carbapenemases in K. pneumoniae isolates circulating in one of the public hospitals in the city of Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil. We also determined the best combination of drugs that display in vitro antimicrobial synergy. First, 147 carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates were validated for the presence of blaKPC, bla GES, bla NDM, bla SPM, bla IMP, bla VIM, and bla OXA-48 genes using multiplex polymerase chain reaction. Thereafter, using two isolates (97 and 102), the role of double and triple combinational drug therapy as a treatment option was analyzed. RESULTS: Seventy-four (50.3%) isolates were positive for bla NDM, eight (5.4%) for bla KPC, and one (1.2%) for both bla NDM and bla KPC. In the synergy tests, double combinations were better than triple combinations. Polymyxin B and amikacin for isolate 97 and polymyxin B coupled with meropenem for isolate 102 showed the best response. CONCLUSIONS: Clinicians in normal practice use multiple drugs to treat infections caused by multi-resistant microorganism; however, in most cases, the benefit of the combinations is unknown. In vitro synergistic tests, such as those described herein, are important as they might help select an appropriate multi-drug antibiotic therapy and a correct dosage, ultimately reducing toxicities and the development of antibiotic resistance.

Humans , Bacterial Proteins/genetics , beta-Lactamases/genetics , Klebsiella Infections/microbiology , Klebsiella pneumoniae/drug effects , Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology , Brazil , DNA, Bacterial , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Polymerase Chain Reaction , Prevalence , Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial/genetics , Klebsiella pneumoniae/isolation & purification , Klebsiella pneumoniae/genetics