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High colonization rate and heterogeneity of ESBL- and carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae isolated from gull feces in Lisbon, Portugal

Aires-de-Sousa, Marta ; Fournier, Claudine ; Lopes, Elizeth ; Lencastre, Hermínia de ; Nordmann, Patrice ; Poirel, Laurent

In: Microorganisms, 2020, vol. 8, no. 10, p. 1487

In order to evaluate whether seagulls living on the Lisbon coastline, Portugal, might be colonized and consequently represent potential spreaders of multidrug-resistant bacteria, a total of 88 gull fecal samples were screened for detection of extended- spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)- or carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and for...

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Epidemiology of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among healthcare students, at the Portuguese Red Cross Health School of Lisbon, Portugal

Fournier, Claudine ; Aires de Sousa, Marta ; Fuster Escriva, Begoña ; Sales, Leila ; Nordmanna, Patrice ; Poirel, Laurent

In: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance, 2020, vol. 22, p. 733–737

Objective: The aim of the present study was to prospectively evaluate the prevalence of intestinal carriage by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae among Portuguese students attending a Bachelors’ course in healthcare, and to determine the molecular features of ESBL-producing isolates.Methods: One-hundred and eleven faecal samples recovered from Portuguese...

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Implementation and evaluation of methods for the optimal detection of carbapenem-resistant and colistin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii from stools

Fournier, Claudine ; Poirel, Laurent ; Nordmann, Patrice

In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 2020, vol. 98, no. 2, p. 115121

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA), as well as polymyxin-resistant A. baumannii (PMR-AB) and P. aeruginosa (PMR-PA), were used to test different enrichment strategies from spiked stools. Three procedures were compared, namely, direct inoculation on selective plates and plating after a 24-h enrichment step in tryptic soy broth with or without ...

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S-methyl methanethiosulfonate: promising late blight inhibitor or broad range toxin?

Joller, Charlotte ; Vrieze, Mout De ; Moradi, Aboubakr ; Fournier, Claudine ; Chinchilla, Delphine ; L’Haridon, Floriane ; Bruisson, Sebastien ; Weisskopf, Laure

In: Pathogens, 2020, vol. 9, no. 6, p. 496

(1) Background: S-methyl methanethiosulfonate (MMTS), a sulfur containing volatile organic compound produced by plants and bacterial species, has recently been described to be an efficient anti-oomycete agent with promising perspectives for the control of the devastating potato late blight disease caused by Phytophthora infestans. However, earlier work raised questions regarding the putative...

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Occurrence of CTX-M-15- and MCR-1-producing Enterobacterales in pigs in Portugal: evidence of direct links with antibiotic selective pressure

Fournier, Claudine ; Aires-de-Sousa, Marta ; Nordmann, Patrice ; Poirel, Laurent

In: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2020, vol. 55, no. 2, p. 105802

AimsTo undertake a prospective analysis of the occurrence of colistin-resistant and extended-spectrum ß-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacterales colonizing pigs at two farms in Portugal, and to evaluate the putative correlations with usage of different antibiotics.Materials and methods: One hundred and two faecal samples recovered from two different Portuguese pig farms were screened for...

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Characterization of PAN-1, a carbapenem-hydrolyzing class b β-lactamase from the environmental gram-negative Pseudobacteriovorax antillogorgiicola

Kieffer, Nicolas ; Poirel, Laurent ; Fournier, Claudine ; Haltli, Brad ; Kerr, Russel ; Nordmann, Patrice

In: Frontiers in Microbiology, 2019, vol. 10, p. -

The gene encoding the metallo-β-lactamase (MβL) PAN-1 was identified in the genome of the environmental Gram-negative species Pseudobacteriovorax antillogorgiicola. PAN-1 shares 57% amino-acid identity with the acquired MβL SPM- 1, its closest relative. Kinetic parameters performed on purified PAN-1 showed it displayed a hydrolytic activity toward most β-lactams including carbapenems but ...