Identification of AbaR4 #Acinetobacter baumannii #resistance island in clinical isolates of blaOXA-23-positive #Proteus mirabilis (J Antimicrob Chemother., abstract)

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Identification of AbaR4 Acinetobacter baumannii resistance island in clinical isolates of blaOXA-23-positive Proteus mirabilis

Sophie Octavia, Weizhen Xu, Oon Tek Ng, Kalisvar Marimuthu, Indumathi Venkatachalam, Bernadette Cheng, Raymond T P Lin, Jeanette W P Teo

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, dkz472, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz472

Published: 14 November 2019

 

Abstract

Objectives

blaOXA-23 is a class D carbapenemase-encoding gene typical of the Acinetobacter genus. However, its occurrence in the Enterobacteriaceae is uncommon. Here we provide the genome characterization of blaOXA-23-positive Proteus mirabilis.

Methods

In Singapore, a national surveillance of carbapenem non-susceptible clinical Enterobacteriaceae has enabled the collection of OXA-23 bearing isolates. Three clinical P. mirabilis were whole-genome sequenced using Oxford Nanopore MinION and Illumina platforms. The sequence accuracy of MinION long-read contigs was enhanced by polishing with Illumina-derived short-read data.

Results

In two P. mirabilis genomes, blaOXA-23 was detected as two copies, present on the chromosome and on a 60 018 bp plasmid. blaOXA-23 was associated with the classic Acinetobacter composite transposon Tn2006, bounded by two copies of ISAba1 bracketing the carbapenemase gene. The Tn2006 itself was embedded within an Acinetobacter baumannii AbaR4 resistance island. In the chromosome, the AbaR4 was found integrated into the comM gene, which is also the preferred ‘hotspot’ in A. baumannii. In the plasmid, AbaR4 integrated into a putative colicin gene.

Conclusions

Our description of an A. baumannii AbaR4 encoding blaOXA-23 in P. mirabilis is to our knowledge the first description of an Acinetobacter resistance island in Proteus and suggests that P. mirabilis may be a reservoir for this class D carbapenemase gene.

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Carbapenem; Acinetobacter baumannii; Proteus mirabilis; Singapore.

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Comparison of the inoculum size effects of #antibiotics on IMP-6 β-lactamase-producing #Enterobacteriaceae co-harboring #plasmid-mediated #quinolone #resistance genes (PLOS One, abstract)

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Comparison of the inoculum size effects of antibiotics on IMP-6 β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae co-harboring plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance genes

Yoshihiko Ogawa, Ryuichi Nakano , Kei Kasahara, Tomoki Mizuno, Nobuyasu Hirai, Akiyo Nakano, Yuki Suzuki, Naoki Kakuta, Takashi Masui, Hisakazu Yano, Keiichi Mikasa

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Published: November 13, 2019 / DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225210

 

Abstract

Almost all cases of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae infections in Japan are caused by blaIMP-positive Enterobacteriaceae (especially blaIMP-6) and infections caused by other types of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are quite rare. We examined drug resistance genes co-harboring with blaIMP-6 and their inoculum size effects. We screened β-lactamase genes, plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) genes, and aminoglycoside-modifying enzyme genes by PCR and performed sequencing for 14 blaIMP-6-positive Enterobacteriaceae. Further, all PMQR-positive isolates were submitted to conjugation and inoculum effect evaluation. Our data showed that 13 of the 14 isolates harbored CTX-M-2 and one co-harbored CTX-M-2 and CTX-M-1 as extended-spectrum β-lactamases. All isolates carried one or more PMQRs; aac(6’)-Ib-cr was the most prevalent (92.8%), and was followed by oqxA (64.3%), qnrS (50%), oqxAB (21.4%), and qnrB (14.3%). However, Klebsiella pneumoniae contains chromosomal OqxAB. Inoculum size effects were significant in all strains for meropenem, 13 strains for imipenem, 7 for levofloxacin, and 3 for amikacin. We observed that 11 of the experimental strains (100%), 8 strains (72.7%), and 1 strain showed inoculum size effects for meropenem, imipenem, and amikacin, respectively. However, four strains harbored qnr genes and two strains harbored qnr genes and QRDR mutations concurrently; no inoculum size effect was seen for levofloxacin. The blaIMP-6-positive Enterobacteriaceae that we studied was found to harbor at least one plasmid-mediated drug resistance gene. The inoculum size effect for carbapenems was thought to be mainly due to IMP-6-type metallo-β-lactamase; however qnrB and qnrS also had a minimal impact on the inoculum size effect for levofloxacin.

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Citation: Ogawa Y, Nakano R, Kasahara K, Mizuno T, Hirai N, Nakano A, et al. (2019) Comparison of the inoculum size effects of antibiotics on IMP-6 β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae co-harboring plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance genes. PLoS ONE 14(11): e0225210. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0225210

Editor: Shampa Anupurba, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, INDIA

Received: July 22, 2019; Accepted: October 29, 2019; Published: November 13, 2019

Copyright: © 2019 Ogawa et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Data Availability: All relevant data are within the manuscript.

Funding: This study was supported by JSPS KAKENHI (grant number: 17K10027 and 16K09940).

Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Carbapenem; Beta-lactams; Quinolones; Enterobacteriaceae.

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High- #Risk #International #Clones of #Carbapenem-Nonsusceptible #Pseudomonas aeruginosa Endemic to #Indonesian #ICUs: Impact of a Multifaceted Infection Control Intervention Analyzed at the Genomic Level (MBio, abstract)

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High-Risk International Clones of Carbapenem-Nonsusceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa Endemic to Indonesian Intensive Care Units: Impact of a Multifaceted Infection Control Intervention Analyzed at the Genomic Level

Andreu Coello Pelegrin, Yulia Rosa Saharman, Aurélien Griffon, Mattia Palmieri, Caroline Mirande, Anis Karuniawati, Rudyanto Sedono, Dita Aditianingsih, Wil H. F. Goessens, Alex van Belkum, Henri A. Verbrugh, Corné H. W. Klaassen, Juliëtte A. Severin

Peter Gilligan, Editor

DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02384-19

 

ABSTRACT

Infection control effectiveness evaluations require detailed epidemiological and microbiological data. We analyzed the genomic profiles of carbapenem-nonsusceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CNPA) strains collected from two intensive care units (ICUs) in the national referral hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia, where a multifaceted infection control intervention was applied. We used clinical data combined with whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of systematically collected CNPA to infer the transmission dynamics of CNPA strains and to characterize their resistome. We found that the number of CNPA transmissions and acquisitions by patients was highly variable over time but that, overall, the rates were not significantly reduced by the intervention. Environmental sources were involved in these transmissions and acquisitions. Four high-risk international CNPA clones (ST235, ST823, ST375, and ST446) dominated, but the distribution of these clones changed significantly after the intervention was implemented. Using resistome analysis, carbapenem resistance was explained by the presence of various carbapenemase-encoding genes (blaGES-5, blaVIM-2-8, and blaIMP-1-7-43) and by mutations within the porin OprD. Our results reveal for the first time the dynamics of P. aeruginosa antimicrobial resistance (AMR) profiles in Indonesia and additionally show the utility of WGS in combination with clinical data to evaluate the impact of an infection control intervention. (This study has been registered at www.trialregister.nl under registration no. NTR5541).

 

IMPORTANCE

In low-to-middle-income countries such as Indonesia, work in intensive care units (ICUs) can be hampered by lack of resources. Conducting large epidemiological studies in such settings using genomic tools is rather challenging. Still, we were able to systematically study the transmissions of carbapenem-nonsusceptible strains of P. aeruginosa (CNPA) within and between ICUs, before and after an infection control intervention. Our data show the importance of the broad dissemination of the internationally recognized CNPA clones, the relevance of environmental reservoirs, and the mixed effects of the implemented intervention; it led to a profound change in the clonal make-up of CNPA, but it did not reduce the patients’ risk of CNPA acquisitions. Thus, CNPA epidemiology in Indonesian ICUs is part of a global expansion of multiple CNPA clones that remains difficult to control by infection prevention measures.

Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Carbapenem; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; ICU; Nosocomial outbreaks; Indonesia.

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#Evolution of #hypervirulence in #carbapenem-resistant #Klebsiella pneumoniae in #China: a multicentre, molecular epidemiological analysis (J Antimicrob Chemother., abstract)

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Evolution of hypervirulence in carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in China: a multicentre, molecular epidemiological analysis

Yawei Zhang, Longyang Jin, Pengwen Ouyang, Qi Wang, Ruobing Wang, Juan Wang, Hua Gao, Xiaojuan Wang, Hui Wang on behalf of the China Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Network

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, dkz446, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz446

Published: 12 November 2019

 

Abstract

Objectives

Carbapenem-resistant hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-hvKP) have been increasingly reported in China. Here, a multicentre, longitudinal surveillance study on CR-hvKP is described.

Methods

We retrospectively investigated carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae (CRKP) in 56 centres across China during 2015–17 and screened the virulence genes (iucA, iroN, rmpA and rmpA2) for the presence of virulence plasmids. Hypermucoviscosity, serum killing and Galleria mellonella lethality experiments were conducted to identify CR-hvKP among strains with all four virulence genes. Capsule typing, fitness and plasmid features of CR-hvKP were also investigated.

Results

A total of 1052 CRKP were collected. Among these, 34.2% (360/1052) carried virulence genes and 72 of them had all four of the virulence genes tested. Fifty-five (76.4%) were considered to be CR-hvKP using the G. mellonella infection model, with KPC-2-producing K64-ST11 being the most common type (80%, 44/55). Prevalence of CR-hvKP differed greatly between regions, with the highest in Henan (25.4%, 17/67) and Shandong (25.8%, 25/97). A significant increase in CR-hvKP among KPC-2-producing ST11 strains was observed, from 2.1% (3/141) in 2015 to 7.0% (23/329) in 2017 (P = 0.045). Alarmingly, compared with classic CRKP, no difference in growth was found among CR-hvKP (P = 0.7028), suggesting a potential risk for dissemination. The hybrid virulence and resistance-encoding plasmid evolved from pLVPK and the resistance plasmid harbouring blaKPC-2, indicating evolution existed between the hypervirulence and hyper-resistance plasmid.

Conclusions

CR-hvKP were more frequently detected than previously assumed, especially among KPC-2-producing ST11. Dissemination of hypervirulence could be extremely rapid due to limited fitness cost. Also, the evolution of resistance genes into hypervirulence plasmids was identified, presenting significant challenges for public health and infection control.

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Carbapenem; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Plasmids; China.

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Emergence of #KPC-2-producing #Raoultella ornithinolytica isolated from #hospital #wastewater treatment plant (Antimicrob Agents Chemother., abstract)

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Emergence of KPC-2-producing Raoultella ornithinolytica isolated from hospital wastewater treatment plant

Xiaohui Chi, Jing Zhang, Hao Xu, Xiao Yu, Ping Shen, Jinru Ji, Chaoqun Ying, Beiwen Zheng, Yonghong Xiao

DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01983-19

 

ABSTRACT

Bacterial carbapenem resistance is a threat to the public health worldwide (1).…

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Carbapenem; Environmental pollution; Raoultella ornithinolytica.

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Analysis of #drug #resistance of #ESBL-producing #Escherichia coli and #Klebsiella pneumoniae in #children with #UTI (Saudi Med J., abstract)

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Saudi Med J. 2019 Nov;40(11):1111-1115. doi: 10.15537/smj.2019.11.24547.

Analysis of drug resistance of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in children with urinary tract infection.

Keshi L1, Weiwei X, Shoulin L, Xiadong L, Hao W, Junhai J, Xiangwei W, Rui W, Pei Z.

Author information: 1 Department of Urology, Shenzhen Children’s Hospital,Shenzhen,Guangdong Province, China. E-mail. keshilu@szu.edu.cn.

 

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To investigate the drug resistance of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli ) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) in children with urinary tract infection  (UTI) and to provide the rationale for clinical use of antibiotics.

METHODS:

This is a retrospective analysis of drug susceptibility in children with E. coli or K. pneumoniae-positive urine culture between August 2013 and August 2017,  Shenzhen Children’s Hospital, Shenzhen, China. Drug resistance was statistically assessed using Fisher exact test and χ2 test.

RESULTS:

A total of 698 cases of E. coli, 426 of which were confirmed ESBL-producing strains, and 217 cases of K. pneumoniae, including 111 ESBL-producing strains, were detected, and the difference in proportion of positive ESBL-producing strains (61.03% versus 51.15%) was statistically significant (p=0.010). The average drug resistance rates of E. coli and K. pneumoniae to piperacillin/tazobactam, meropenem, ertapenem, imipenem, and amikacin were less than 15%. The average resistance rates of ESBL-producing E. coli and K. pneumoniae to cefpodoxime, cefixime, cefazolin, and ceftriaxone was less than 98%, while average resistance rates for non-ESBL-producing bacteria to the above 4 drugs was less than 20%.

CONCLUSION:

In southern China, the proportion of ESBL-producing strains and the drug resistance rates of E. coli and K. pneumoniae in UTI in children was high, but their resistance rates to carbapenems and β-lactamase inhibitor complexes containing tazobactam were low. Carbapenems are the most effective antibacterial drugs for the treatment of ESBL-producing bacteria.

PMID: 31707407 DOI: 10.15537/smj.2019.11.24547

Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Beta-lactams; Carbapenem; E. Coli; Klebsiella pneumoniae; UTI; China; Pediatrics.

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Simultaneous #Infection with #Enterobacteriaceae and #Pseudomonas aeruginosa harboring Multiple #Carbapenemases in a Returning #Traveler colonized with #Candida auris (AAC, abstract)

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Simultaneous Infection with Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa harboring Multiple Carbapenemases in a Returning Traveler colonized with Candida auris

Ayesha Khan, William C. Shropshire, Blake Hanson, An Q. Dinh, Audrey Wanger, Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, Cesar A. Arias, William R. Miller

DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01466-19

 

ABSTRACT

We report our clinical experience treating a critically ill patient with polymicrobial infections due to multi-drug resistant Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a 56 year-old woman who received healthcare in India and was also colonized by Candida auris. A precision medicine approach using whole genome sequencing revealed a multiplicity of mobile elements associated with NDM-1, NDM-5, and OXA-181 and, supplemented by susceptibility testing, guided the selection of rational antimicrobial therapy.

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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; NDM1; E. Coli; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Candida auris.

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