Potentiation of #betalactam #antibiotics and β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations against #MDR and #XDR #Pseudomonas aeruginosa using non-ribosomal #tobramycin–cyclam conjugates (J Antimicrob Chemother., abstract)

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Potentiation of β-lactam antibiotics and β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations against MDR and XDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa using non-ribosomal tobramycin–cyclam conjugates

Temilolu Idowu, Derek Ammeter, Gilbert Arthur, George G Zhanel, Frank Schweizer

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, dkz228, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz228

Published: 28 May 2019

 

Abstract

Objectives

To develop a multifunctional adjuvant molecule that can rescue β-lactam antibiotics and β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations from resistance in carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates.

Methods

Preparation of adjuvant was guided by structure–activity relationships, following standard protocols. Susceptibility and chequerboard studies were assessed using serial 2-fold dilution assays. Toxicity was evaluated against porcine erythrocytes, human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells and liver carcinoma (HepG2) cells via MTS assay. Preliminary in vivo efficacy was evaluated using a Galleria mellonella infection model.

Results

Conjugation of tobramycin and cyclam abrogates the ribosomal effects of tobramycin but confers a potent adjuvant property that restores full antibiotic activity of meropenem and aztreonam against carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa. Therapeutic levels of susceptibility, as determined by CLSI susceptibility breakpoints, were attained in several MDR clinical isolates, and time–kill assays revealed a synergistic dose-dependent pharmacodynamic relationship. A triple combination of the adjuvant with ceftazidime/avibactam (approved), aztreonam/avibactam (Phase III) and meropenem/avibactam enhances the efficacies of β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors against recalcitrant strains, suggesting rapid access of the combination to their periplasmic targets. The newly developed adjuvants, and their combinations, were non-haemolytic and non-cytotoxic, and preliminary in vivo evaluation in G. mellonella suggests therapeutic potential for the double and triple combinations.

Conclusions

Non-ribosomal tobramycin–cyclam conjugate mitigates the effect of OprD/OprF porin loss in P. aeruginosa and potentiates β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors against carbapenem-resistant clinical isolates, highlighting the complexity of resistance to β-lactam antibiotics. Our strategy presents an avenue to further preserve the therapeutic utility of β-lactam antibiotics.

Topic: antibiotics – pseudomonas aeruginosa – immunologic adjuvants – pharmaceutical adjuvants – aztreonam – ceftazidime – lactams – ribosomes – infection – tobramycin – meropenem – toxic effect – potentiation – avibactam – carbapenem resistance

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Carbapenem; Beta-lactams; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Tobramycin; Aztreonam; Avibactam; Ceftazidime.

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#Ceftazidime – #Avibactam in Combination With #Fosfomycin: A Novel #Therapeutic Strategy Against #MDR #Pseudomonas aeruginosa (J Infect Dis., abstract)

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Ceftazidime-Avibactam in Combination With Fosfomycin: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy Against Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Krisztina M Papp-Wallace, Elise T Zeiser, Scott A Becka, Steven Park, Brigid M Wilson, Marisa L Winkler, Roshan D’Souza, Indresh Singh, Granger Sutton, Derrick E Fouts, Liang Chen, Barry N Kreiswirth, Evelyn J Ellis-Grosse, George L Drusano, David S Perlin, Robert A Bonomo

The Journal of Infectious Diseases, jiz149, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiz149

Published: 17 May 2019

 

Abstract

Previously, by targeting penicillin-binding protein 3, Pseudomonas-derived cephalosporinase (PDC), and MurA with ceftazidime-avibactam-fosfomycin, antimicrobial susceptibility was restored among multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Herein, ceftazidime-avibactam-fosfomycin combination therapy against MDR P. aeruginosa clinical isolate CL232 was further evaluated. Checkerboard susceptibility analysis revealed synergy between ceftazidime-avibactam and fosfomycin. Accordingly, the resistance elements present and expressed in P. aeruginosa were analyzed using whole-genome sequencing and transcriptome profiling. Mutations in genes that are known to contribute to β-lactam resistance were identified. Moreover, expression of blaPDC, the mexAB-oprM efflux pump, and murA were upregulated. When fosfomycin was administered alone, the frequency of mutations conferring resistance was high; however, coadministration of fosfomycin with ceftazidime-avibactam yielded a lower frequency of resistance mutations. In a murine infection model using a high bacterial burden, ceftazidime-avibactam-fosfomycin significantly reduced the P. aeruginosa colony-forming units (CFUs), by approximately 2 and 5 logs, compared with stasis and in the vehicle-treated control, respectively. Administration of ceftazidime-avibactam and fosfomycin separately significantly increased CFUs, by approximately 3 logs and 1 log, respectively, compared with the number at stasis, and only reduced CFUs by approximately 1 log and 2 logs, respectively, compared with the number in the vehicle-treated control. Thus, the combination of ceftazidime-avibactam-fosfomycin was superior to either drug alone. By employing a “mechanism-based approach” to combination chemotherapy, we show that ceftazidime-avibactam-fosfomycin has the potential to offer infected patients with high bacterial burdens a therapeutic hope against infection with MDR P. aeruginosa that lack metallo-β-lactamases.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, β-lactams, fosfomycin, combination therapy

Topic:  pseudomonas aeruginosa – ceftazidime – fosfomycin – lactams – infection – mice – avibactam – avibactam/ceftazidime

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Avibactam; Ceftazidime; Fosfomycin.

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Emergence of #ceftazidime – #avibactam- #resistant #Klebsiella pneumoniae during #treatment, #Finland, December 2018 (Euro Surveill., abstract)

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Emergence of ceftazidime-avibactam-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae during treatment, Finland, December 2018

Kati Räisänen 1, Irma Koivula 2, Heikki Ilmavirta 3, Santeri Puranen 4, Teemu Kallonen 1,5, Outi Lyytikäinen 1, Jari Jalava 1

Affiliations: 1 Department of Health Security, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland; 2 Kuopio University Hospital, Unit of Infections and Hospital hygiene, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland; 3 Eastern Finland laboratory Centre, Kuopio, Finland; 4 Aalto University, Department of Computer Science, Espoo, Finland; 5 Department of Biostatistics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Correspondence:  Kati Räisänen

Citation style for this article: Räisänen Kati, Koivula Irma, Ilmavirta Heikki, Puranen Santeri, Kallonen Teemu, Lyytikäinen Outi, Jalava Jari. Emergence of ceftazidime-avibactam-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae during treatment, Finland, December 2018. Euro Surveill. 2019;24(19):pii=1900256. https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2019.24.19.1900256

Received: 24 Apr 2019;   Accepted: 07 May 2019

 

Abstract

In December 2018, a ceftazidime-avibactam (CAZ-AVI)-resistant KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae strain was isolated in Finland. CAZ-AVI resistance was observed 34 days after CAZ-AVI treatment in a trauma patient transferred from a hospital in Greece who had been colonised with blaKPC-2-producing K. pneumoniae ST39, and later developed a bloodstream infection. The CAZ-AVI-resistant strain contained a novel 15 amino acid insertion in the KPC-2 protein causing structural changes proximal to the KPC-2 active site.

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Ceftazidime; Avibactam; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Greece; Finland.

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#ESBLs and #resistance to #ceftazidime / #avibactam and #ceftolozane / #tazobactam combinations in #Escherichia coli and #Pseudomonas aeruginosa (J Antimicrob Chemother., abstract)

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ESBLs and resistance to ceftazidime/avibactam and ceftolozane/tazobactam combinations in Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

José-Manuel Ortiz de la Rosa, Patrice Nordmann, Laurent Poirel

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, dkz149, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz149

Published: 23 April 2019

 

Abstract

Objectives

To evaluate the efficacy of the recently launched β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations ceftazidime/avibactam and ceftolozane/tazobactam against ESBL-producing Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains.

Methods

A series of ESBL-encoding genes (blaTEM, blaSHV, blaCTX-M, blaVEB, blaPER, blaGES and blaBEL) was cloned and expressed in E. coli or P. aeruginosa recipient strains. Cultures of E. coli TOP10 harbouring recombinant plasmids and therefore producing the different ESBLs tested were grown in order to perform measurements of catalytic activities, using benzylpenicillin, ceftazidime and ceftolozane as substrates. IC50s were additionally determined for clavulanic acid, tazobactam and avibactam.

Results

We showed here an overall better activity of ceftazidime/avibactam compared with ceftolozane/tazobactam toward ESBL-producing E. coli and P. aeruginosa. Several ESBLs of the GES, PER and BEL types conferred resistance to ceftolozane/tazobactam in E. coli and P. aeruginosa. For GES-6 and PER-1 producers, resistance to ceftolozane/tazobactam could be explained by a high hydrolysis of ceftolozane and a low activity of tazobactam as an inhibitor. On the other hand, PER-producing P. aeruginosa also exhibited resistance to ceftazidime/avibactam.

Conclusions

Altogether, the results show that the ESBL PER-1, which is widespread worldwide, may be a source of resistance to both ceftolozane/tazobactam and ceftazidime/avibactam. Excellent activity of ceftazidime/avibactam was highlighted for both ESBL-producing E. coli and ESBL-producing P. aeruginosa.

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; E. Coli; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Ceftazidime; Avibactam; Ceftolozane; Tazobactam.

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#Reversal of #carbapenemase-producing #Klebsiella pneumoniae #epidemiology from blaKPC- to blaVIM-harbouring isolates in a #Greek #ICU after introduction of #ceftazidime/avibactam (J Antimicrob Chemother., abstract)

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Reversal of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae epidemiology from blaKPC- to blaVIM-harbouring isolates in a Greek ICU after introduction of ceftazidime/avibactam

Matthaios Papadimitriou-Olivgeris, Christina Bartzavali, Anastasia Lambropoulou, Anastasia Solomou, Ekaterini Tsiata, Evangelos D Anastassiou, Fotini Fligou, Markos Marangos, Iris Spiliopoulou, Myrto Christofidou

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, dkz125, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz125

Published: 19 April 2019

 

Abstract

Objectives

Our aim was to determine the epidemiology of bloodstream infections (BSIs) by carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (CP-Kp) after the introduction of ceftazidime/avibactam in January 2018 among ICU patients.

Patients and methods

All patients hospitalized at the ICU of the University General Hospital of Patras, Greece with CP-Kp BSI during 2015–18 were included. MICs of meropenem, fosfomycin, tigecycline and ceftazidime/avibactam (only for isolates from 2018) were determined by Etest, whereas for colistin, the broth microdilution method was applied. All isolates were tested by PCR for the presence of blaKPC, blaVIM, blaNDM and blaOXA-48 genes.

Results

Among 170 BSIs due to CP-Kp (2015–18), 132 (78%) were caused by isolates carrying blaKPC (4 ceftazidime/avibactam-resistant), 17 blaVIM (10%), 16 blaNDM (9%) and 5 carrying both blaKPC and blaVIM (3%). From 2015 to 2017 (125 BSIs), KPC-producing strains (110; 88%) predominated, followed by NDM-producing strains (15; 12%), whereas no VIM-producing strain was isolated. Among the 45 BSIs in 2018, 22 (49%) were due to isolates carrying blaKPC (4 ceftazidime/avibactam resistant), followed by 17 (38%) carrying blaVIM, 5 (11%) carrying both blaKPC and blaVIM, and 1 isolate carrying blaNDM (2%). MBLs were more frequent in 2018 compared with 2015–17 (51% versus 12%; P < 0.001). Multivariate analysis found that prior administration of ceftazidime/avibactam (P = 0.014; OR 16.7, 95% CI 1.8–158.6) was independently associated with the development of BSI due to ceftazidime/avibactam-resistant isolates.

Conclusions

Widespread ceftazidime/avibactam use may lead to a change in the palette of carbapenemases by replacing KPC with MBL-producing isolates.

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Ceftazidime; Avibactam; NDM; ICU; Greece; Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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#Spanish nationwide #survey on #Pseudomonas aeruginosa #antimicrobial #resistance mechanisms and #epidemiology (J Antimicrob Chemother., abstract)

[Source: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

Spanish nationwide survey on Pseudomonas aeruginosa antimicrobial resistance mechanisms and epidemiology

Ester del Barrio-Tofiño, Laura Zamorano, Sara Cortes-Lara, Carla López-Causapé, Irina Sánchez-Diener, Gabriel Cabot, Germán Bou, Luis Martínez-Martínez, Antonio Oliver

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, dkz147, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz147

Published: 15 April 2019

 

Abstract

Objectives

To undertake a Spanish nationwide survey on Pseudomonas aeruginosamolecular epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance.

Methods

Up to 30 consecutive healthcare-associated P. aeruginosa isolates collected in 2017 from each of 51 hospitals were studied. MICs of 13 antipseudomonal agents were determined by broth microdilution. Horizontally acquired β-lactamases were detected by phenotypic methods and PCR. Clonal epidemiology was evaluated through PFGE and MLST; at least one XDR isolate from each clone and hospital (n = 185) was sequenced.

Results

The most active antipseudomonals against the 1445 isolates studied were colistin and ceftolozane/tazobactam (both 94.6% susceptible, MIC50/90 = 1/2 mg/L) followed by ceftazidime/avibactam (94.2% susceptible, MIC50/90 = 2/8 mg/L). Up to 252 (17.3%) of the isolates were XDR. Carbapenemases/ESBLs were detected in 3.1% of the isolates, including VIM, IMP, GES, PER and OXA enzymes. The most frequent clone among the XDR isolates was ST175 (40.9%), followed by CC235 (10.7%), ST308 (5.2%) and CC111 (4.0%). Carbapenemase production varied geographically and involved diverse clones, including 16.5% of ST175 XDR isolates. Additionally, 56% of the sequenced XDR isolates showed horizontally acquired aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes, which correlated with tobramycin resistance. Two XDR isolates produced QnrVC1, but fluoroquinolone resistance was mostly caused by QRDR mutations. Beyond frequent mutations (>60%) in OprD and AmpC regulators, four isolates showed AmpC mutations associated with resistance to ceftolozane/tazobactam and ceftazidime/avibactam.

Conclusions

ST175 is the most frequent XDR high-risk clone in Spanish hospitals, but this nationwide survey also indicates a complex scenario in which major differences in local epidemiology, including carbapenemase production, need to be acknowledged in order to guide antimicrobial therapy.

Topic: phenotype – polymerase chain reaction – pseudomonas aeruginosa – mutation – colistin – epidemiology – ceftazidime – clone cells – drug resistance, microbial – electrophoresis, gel, pulsed-field – epidemiology, molecular – fluoroquinolones – spain – enzymes – tobramycin – aminoglycosides – antimicrobials – tazobactam – extended-spectrum beta lactamases – malnutrition-inflammation-cachexia syndrome – ceftolozane – avibactam

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Spain; Colistin; Ceftazidime; Fluoroquinolones; Tobramycin; Aminoglycosides; Tazobactam; Avibactam.

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#Avibactam Sensitizes #Carbapenem-Resistant #NDM-1-Producing #Klebsiella pneumoniae to Innate Immune Clearance (J Infect Dis., abstract)

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Avibactam Sensitizes Carbapenem-Resistant NDM-1-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae to Innate Immune Clearance

Erlinda R Ulloa, Nicholas Dillon, Hannah Tsunemoto, Joe Pogliano, George Sakoulas, Victor Nizet

The Journal of Infectious Diseases, jiz128, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiz128

Published: 29 March 2019

 

Abstract

Infections caused by New Delhi metallo-β-lactamases (NDM)-producing strains of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) are a global public health threat lacking reliable therapies. NDM is impervious to all existing β-lactamase inhibitor (BLI) drugs, including the non-β-lactam structure BLI, avibactam (AVI). Though lacking direct activity against NDM enzymes, AVI can interact with penicillin-binding protein 2 in a manner that may influence cell wall dynamics. We found that exposure of NDM KP to AVI led to striking bactericidal interactions with human cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide LL-37, a frontline component of host innate immunity. Moreover, AVI markedly sensitized NDM KP to killing by freshly isolated human neutrophils, platelets, and serum when complement was active. Finally, AVI monotherapy reduced lung NDM KP counts in a murine pulmonary challenge model. AVI has immune sensitizing activities against NDM KP not appreciated by standard antibiotic testing and meriting further study.

New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM), Klebsiella pneumoniae, non-β-lactam-β-lactamase-inhibitors, avibactam, innate immunity, platelet, neutrophil, human serum

Topic: antibiotics – blood platelets – lung – drug clearance – cell wall – complement system proteins – immunity, natural – klebsiella pneumoniae – lactams – neutrophils – peptides – infection – enzymes – mice – public health medicine – antimicrobials – penicillin-binding proteins – ll-37 peptide – cathelicidin – killing – host (organism) – avibactam – carbapenem resistance

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Carbapenem; NDM1; Avibactam.

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