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Short Communication | 09-March-2018

Evaluation of the Carba NP Test for the Detection of Carbapenemase Activity in Bacteroides Species

We evaluated the usefulness of the Carba NP test for rapid detection of carbapenemase activity in Bacteroides spp. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) for imipenem was determined with gradient test strips, and cfiA gene was investigated by polymerase chain reaction for 27 clinical Bacteroides spp. isolates. Carba NP test was performed according to recommendations of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Among three cfiA gene harboring clinical isolates, two imipenem resistant

Isin Akyar, Meltem Ayas, Onur Karatuna, Yesim Besli

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 67 , ISSUE 1, 97–101

Short Communication | 27-September-2017

KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST11 in a Children’s Hospital in Poland

Four Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from children hospitalized over 10 months in an intensive care unit in a children’s teaching hospital in Poland were analyzed. All of the isolates belonged to a single pulsotype and sequence type (ST) 11, and produced the KPC-2 carbapenemase and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) CTX-M-15. They were resistant to a variety of antimicrobials, and their β-lactam resistance patterns were typical for KPC producers. This is one of few cases of

Monika Machulska, Anna Baraniak, Iwona Żak, Katarzyna Bojarska, Dorota Żabicka, Iwona Sowa-Sierant, Waleria Hryniewicz, Marek Gniadkowski

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 66 , ISSUE 3, 401–404

Article | 30-November-2018


to infections caused by the Multidrug-Resistance bacteria (MDR) [96]. The analysis of ECDC (European Centre for Disease Control) reports points to the conclusion that the frequency of the incidence of carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae strains in Poland in 2013 reached 0.8%, as in most EU countries. Only in three countries (Iceland, Montenegro and North Macedonia) no cases of carbapenemase-producing bacteria were reported. In Italy, in turn, the dissemination of these microorganisms was at the

Sylwia Joanna Chmielewska, Katarzyna Leszczyńska

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 58 , ISSUE 3, 271–289

Original Paper | 04-September-2018

Evaluation of Modified Hodge Test as a Non-molecular Assay for Accurate Detection of KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) have become a major therapeutic challenge because of its increasingly fast dissemination throughout the world. Accurate detection of KPC is essential for optimal treatment. The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institutes (CLSI) for fast detection of KPC producers currently recommend Modified Hodge Test (MHT) and Carba NP test. MHT can directly detect carbapenemase production in Enterobacteriaceae isolates. The current study was conducted to evaluate


Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 67 , ISSUE 3, 291–295

Short Communication | 28-June-2017

Early KPC-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacteremia among Intensive Care Unit Patients Non-Colonized upon Admission

Matthaios Papadimitriou-Olivgeris, Fotini Fligou, Iris Spiliopoulou, Christina Bartzavali, Vasiliki Dodou, Sophia Vamvakopoulou, Kyriaki Koutsileou, Anastasia Zotou, Evangelos D. Anastassiou, Myrto Christofidou, Markos Marangos

Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 66 , ISSUE 2, 251–254

Article | 30-November-2018


isolates of these bacteria from humans [37, 61] was confirmed. The E. coli O25b ST131 strain was also found in the faeces of hospitalised dogs [22]. Other sequence types of ESBL producing E. coli, e.g. ST156, ST405, ST410 and the aforementioned ST 648 were found in both companion animals and humans [12]. Publications from 2013 report that companion animals with NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase) carbapenemase-producing E. coli strains were found in the US and those with a NDM-5 type were found in

Marian Binek, Magdalena Kizerwetter-Świda, Magdalena Rzewuska, Dorota Chrobak-Chmiel, Agnieszka Sałamaszyńska-Guz

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology, Volume 58 , ISSUE 3, 259–270

original-paper | 19-March-2021

Clonal Dissemination of KPC-2, VIM-1, OXA-48-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST147 in Katowice, Poland

of studies on antibiotic-resistant K. pneumoniae focus on characterizing carbapenemase producers (KPC, NDM, VIM, and OXA-48), various clonal groups or complexes (e.g., CG15, CG17, CG258, or CC147), and epidemic plasmids (IncA/C, IncFII, IncL/M, and IncN) that have been suggested to participate in their global expansion (Nordmann and Poirel 2014). Carbapenemase co-producers have been reported in distinct geographic locations: European countries (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, and Poland), Israel


Polish Journal of Microbiology, Volume 70 , ISSUE 1, 107–116

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