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Polymyxins are antimicrobials of last resort for the treatment of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, but resistance in 5% to >40% isolates has been reported. We conducted a genomic survey of clinical polymyxin-resistant (PR) Klebsiella pneumoniae to determine the molecular mechanisms of PR and the role of polymyxin exposure versus transmission in PR emergence.
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Name: Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Polymyxins (i.e. polymyxin B and colistin) are used as a last-line therapy to combat multidrug-resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae. Worryingly, polymyxin resistance in K. pneumoniae is increasingly ...
Until plasmid-mediated mcr-1 was discovered, it was believed that polymyxin resistance in Gram-negative bacteria was mainly mediated by the chromosomally-encoded EptA and ArnT, which modify lipid A wi...
To investigate the activity of ceftazidime/avibactam (CAZ/AVI) against carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) and identify the resistance mechanisms before CAZ/AVI coming to Chinese market.
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a well-known pathogen often implicated in serious life-threatening nosocomial infections. Here we present a K. pneumoniae isolate co-harboring blaNDM-1 and blaOXA-48 isolated ...
Here we report the draft genome sequence of a colistin resistant hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from a hospitalised patient with acute kidney injury in Kolkata, India.
There is an urgent need to control our current national outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP). The purpose of this study is to eradicate CRKP gastrointestinal carri...
Klebsiella pneumoniae is an important pathogen that frequently causes nosocomial community-acquired and infections, including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, bloodstream infections, p...
Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of the most common pathogens causing both community-onset and nosocomial infection. More worse, the emergency of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR...
Klebsiella pneumoniae is implicated in the occurrence of severe pneumonia. Most Klebsiella pneumoniae infections are associated with care and occur in patients with compromised immune defe...
Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of the most common pathogens causing nosocomial infection. Recently, the emergency of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) had cause the clinical ...
Gram-negative, non-motile, capsulated, gas-producing rods found widely in nature and associated with urinary and respiratory infections in humans.
Gram-negative, capsulated, gas-producing rods found widely in nature. Both motile and non-motile strains exist. The species is closely related to KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE and is frequently associated with nosocomial infections
A mixture of polymyxins B1 and B2, obtained from Bacillus polymyxa strains. They are basic polypeptides of about eight amino acids and have cationic detergent action on cell membranes. Polymyxin B is used for infections with gram-negative organisms, but may be neurotoxic and nephrotoxic.
An HIV PROTEASE INHIBITOR that is used in the treatment of AIDS and HIV INFECTIONS. Due to the emergence of ANTIVIRAL DRUG RESISTANCE when used alone, it is administered in combination with other ANTI-HIV AGENTS.
Infections with bacteria of the genus KLEBSIELLA.
Pneumonia (bronchopneumonia, lobar pneumonia and double pneumonia) is inflammation (swelling) of the tissue in one or both of your lungs. It is usually caused by an pneumococcal infection caused by bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. However,...