Jesus Silva-Sanchez

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UyCT peptides are antimicrobial peptides isolated from the venom of the Australian scorpion. The activity of the UyCT peptides against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria and red blood cells was determined. The membrane interactions of these peptides were evaluated by dye release (DR) of the fluorophore calcein from liposomes and isothermal titration(More)
Between 1997 and 2000 a single multidrug-susceptible methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone, M (sequence type 30 [ST30]-staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec [SCCmec] type IV), was present in a pediatric hospital in Mexico City, Mexico. In 2001 the international multidrug-resistant New York-Japan clone (ST5-SCCmec type II) was introduced into(More)
INTRODUCTION Patients with hematologic malignancies have greater risk-factors for primary bloodstream infections (BSI). METHODS From 2004-2009, we analyzed bacteremia caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) (n = 100) and we compared with bacteremia caused by cephalosporin-susceptible E. coli (n = 100) in patients with(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the clinical characteristics, molecular epidemiology and biofilm production of Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates obtained from a tertiary-care hospital in Mexico. Clinical isolates of A. baumannii (n=152) isolated from 2007 to 2012 were included. Clonal diversity was analysed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis(More)
The present work describes a prevalence of 36.2% of carbapenemases IMP-, VIM-, and GES-type on 124 imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates. The ESBL GES-19 and carbapenemase GES-20 genes were the most prevalent (84.4%) β-lactamases among imipenem-resistant P. aeruginosa clinical isolates in Mexico. These genes are chromosomal encoded on(More)
This work describes the characterization of plasmid-mediated quinolone-resistance (PMQR) genes from a multicenter study of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae pediatric clinical isolates in Mexico. The PMQR gene-positive isolates were characterized with respect to ESBLs, and mutations in the GyrA and ParC proteins were determined. The phylogenetic(More)
The production of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) in Enterobacteriaceae is the most prevalent resistance mechanism to third-generation cephalosporins. The aim of this study was to identify the ESBLs produced in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates from two hospitals of the Colombian Caribbean Region. A total of 30 clinical(More)