nosocomial infections

Use of chlorhexidine for the prophylaxis of nosocomial infections in ICU

This review summarizes published data on the use of chlorhexidine for the prevention of nosocomial infections in the intensive care units (ICU). The use of a 0.5–2.0% alcohol solution of chlorhexidine is strongly recommended for the surgical site …

Species diversity and methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus spp. in nosocomial infections

Objective. To evaluate Staphylococcus species diversity and methicillin resistance in nosocomial infections. Materials and Methods. Staphylococci isolated from blood, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, post-operative wound exudates, urine and other samples were identified to species level with MALDITOF mass-spectrometry. Methicillin resistance was evaluated according to EUCAST guidelines. Results. A total of 3239 consecutive Staphylococcus strains isolated in a tertiary-care medical centre, accumulating patients from all Russian regions were identified in 2016–2017 as 1460 (45.

Antimicrobial resistance, carbapenemase production, and genotypes of nosocomial Acinetobacter spp. isolates in Russia: results of multicenter epidemiological study ”MARATHON 2015–2016”

Objective. Objectives. To assess the rates of antibiotic resistance and production of acquired carbapenemases in nosocomial strains of Acinetobacter spp., and to determine the genotypes and prevalence of “international high-risk clones” among nosocomial strains of Acinetobacter baumannii isolated in various regions of Russia within the “MARATHON 2015–2016” study. Materials and Methods. A total of 1005 non-duplicate nosocomial isolates of Acinetobacter spp., including 975 isolates of A. baumannii, collected in 44 hospitals from 25 cities in Russia in 2015– 2016 were studied.

Antimicrobial resistance, carbapenemase production, and genotypes of nosocomial Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in Russia: results of multicenter epidemiological study “MARATHON 2015–2016”

Objective. Objectives. To assess the rates of antibiotic resistance, production of acquired carbapenemases, genotypes and prevalence of «international high-risk clones» among nosocomial strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated in various regions of Russia within the «MARATHON 2015–2016» study. Materials and Methods. A total of 1006 non-duplicate nosocomial isolates of P. aeruginosa collected in 44 hospitals from 25 cities in Russia in 2015–2016 were studied. Species identification of isolates was performed by means of MALDI-TOF mass-spectrometry.

Antimicrobial resistance of nosocomial Enterobacterales isolates in Russia: results of multicenter epidemiological study “MARATHON 2015–2016”

Objective. To assess rates of antimicrobial resistance and production of the clinically important acquired resistance mechanisms (extended spectrum beta-lactamases [ESBL] and carbapenemases) in nosocomial strains of Enterobacterales, and to determine genotypes and prevalence of “international high-risk clones” among carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated in various Russian regions within the “MARATHON 2015–2016“ study. Materials and Methods. A total of 2786 non-duplicate nosocomial isolates of Enterobacterales, including 1316 isolates of K. pneumoniae and 837 isolates of Escherichia coli isolated in 49 hospitals from 25 cities in Russia in 2015–2016 were studied.

Antimicrobal resistance of nosocomial carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales in Russia: results of surveillance, 2014-2016

Objective. To assess the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE). Materials and Methods. A total of 5539 Enterobacterales isolates recovered from hospitalized patients in 52 medical institutions in 27 cities in Russia in 2014-2016 were tested. Antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) was performed using broth microdilution method according to ISO 20776-1:2006. Avibactam was tested in combinations with beta-lactams at fixed concentration of 4 mg/l. AST results were interpreted according to EUCAST v8.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa: the history of one of the most successful nosocomial pathogens in Russian hospitals

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is recognized as one of the six most important pathogens in terms of antimicrobial resistance («ESKAPE» pathogens), and included by WHO in the group of microorganisms for which the need for development of new antimicrobial …

Carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria in the Russian research center of radiology and surgical technologies

Objective. To assess an incidence rate of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria isolated from patients in the RRCRST. Materials and Methods. The clinical Gram-negative isolates obtained from patients hospitalized to the RRCRST over the period of February 2014 to April 2016 were tested. A screening for carbapenem resistance was performed by culture on chromogenic media, and species identification was made using MALDI-TOF massspectrometry. Susceptibility of Gram-negative bacteria to antimicrobial agents was determined using VITEK-2.

Antimicrobial resistance of nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus isolates in Russia: results of multicenter epidemiological study «MARATHON» 2013-2014

The study included 418 of the 841 clinical isolates of S. aureus, which were regarded as nosocomial. These 418 clinical nosocomial S. aureus strains were isolated in 2013-2014 from patients hospitalized in 25 hospitals in 19 Russian cities. …

Antimicrobial resistance of nosocomial Enterobacteriaceae isolates in Russia: results of multicenter epidemiological study «MARATHON» 2013-2014

Species of the family Enterobacteriaceae represent the most prevalent group of nosocomial pathogens. In this paper, we report the data on antimicrobial susceptibility of 1670 isolates of Enterobacteriaceae collected in 35 hospitals of 22 cities of …