Patricia M. Marchiaro

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Eighty-six carbapenem non-susceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates collected in the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases of Mexico City were screened for the presence of metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL) activity using both E-test strips and a microbiological assay with EDTA-imipenem. Genomic comparisons and sequence analyses conducted with these(More)
A detailed biochemical characterization of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa VIM-11 metallo-beta-lactamase (MbetaL) is reported. The only substitution differentiating VIM-11 from VIM-2 (N165S) promoted a slightly improved catalytic efficiency of the former on 3 out of 12 substrates, notably the bulky cephalosporins. Thus, MbetaL-mediated resistance also may be(More)
The worldwide spread of metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL)-producing gram-negative bacilli represents a great concern nowadays. Sensitive assays for their specific detection are increasingly demanded to aid infection control and to prevent their dissemination. We have developed a novel microbiological assay employing crude bacterial extracts, designated(More)
OBJECTIVES The dissemination of metallo and serine carbapenem-hydrolysing beta-lactamases among Gram-negative nosocomial bacteria represents an acute problem worldwide. Here, we present a rapid and sensitive assay for the characterization of carbapenemase producers to aid in infection control and prevention. METHODS The assay involves a rapid disruption(More)
1 Departamento de Microbiología, Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario (IBR, CONICET), Facultad de Ciencias Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, 2 Departamento de Química Biológica, Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Rosario (IBR, CONICET), Facultad de Ciencias Bioquímicas y Farmacéuticas, Universidad(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate clonal dissemination of methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS). SETTING Neonatal intensive care unit of a 180-bed, university-affiliated general hospital. PATIENTS Neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit between March 1999 and October 2000, from whom CNS were isolated as a unique pathogen.(More)
A nosocomial polyclonal outbreak associated to bacteremia caused by different Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC) species and clones is reported. Molecular characterization identified Burkholderia stabilis, Burkholderia contaminans, and Burkholderia ambifaria among BCC isolates obtained from patients in neonatal and adult intensive care units. BCC was also(More)
The New Delhi metallo-lactamase (NDM-1) was initially identified in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Sweden from a patient previously hospitalized in India (1). Since then, blaNDM-1 has frequently been reported in Enterobacteriaceae and Acinetobacter spp., with a fast dissemination in the Indian subcontinent, the Balkan(More)
The complete sequence of the carbapenem-resistance-conferring conjugative plasmid pLD209 from a Pseudomonas putida clinical strain is presented. pLD209 is formed by 3 well-defined regions: an adaptability module encompassing a Tn402-like class 1 integron of clinical origin containing blaVIM-2 and aacA4 gene cassettes, partitioning and transfer modules, and(More)
We report here the draft genome sequence of an NDM-1-producing Acinetobacter bereziniae clinical strain, HPC229. This strain harbors both plasmid and chromosomal resistance determinants toward different β-lactams and aminoglycosides as well as several types of multidrug efflux pumps, most likely representing an adaptation strategy for survival under(More)