JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/52405
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Author Sako, Shinichi| Kariyama, Reiko| Mitsuhata, Ritsuko| Yamamoto, Masumi| Wada, Koichiro| Ishii, Ayano| Uehara, Shinya| Kokeguchi, Susumu| Kusano, Nobuchika| Kumon, Hiromi|
Abstract We conducted a study on molecular epidemiology and clinical implications of metallo-β-lactamase (MBL)-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from urine. Over a 10-year period from 2001 through 2010, a total of 92 MBL-producing P. aeruginosa urine isolates were collected from patients (one isolate per patient) who were admitted to 5 hospitals in Okayama Prefecture, Japan. When cross-infection was suspected in the hospital, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis was performed. In the resulting dendrogram of 79 MBL-producing P. aeruginosa urine isolates, no identical isolates and 7 pairs of isolates with ≥80% similarity were found. The biofilm-forming capabilities of 92 MBL-producing P. aeruginosa urine isolates were significantly greater than those of 92 non-MBL-producing urine isolates in a medium of modified artificial urine. The imipenem resistance transferred in 16 of 18 isolates tested, and these frequencies were in the range of 10-3 to 10-9. All of 18 isolates tested belonged to internationally spread sequence type 235 and had 3 gene cassettes of antimicrobial resistance genes in the class 1 integron. The strong biofilm-forming capabilities of MBL-producing P. aeruginosa urine isolates could be seriously implicated in nosocomial infections. To prevent spread of the organism and transferable genes, effective strategies to inhibit biofilm formation in medical settings are needed.
Keywords Pseudomonas aeruginosa metallo-β-lactamase molecular epidemiology biofilm urinary tract infection
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2014-04
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume68
Issue issue2
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 89
End Page 99
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2014 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 24743784
Web of Sience KeyUT 000334652700004
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JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/32863
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Author Murao, Wataru| Wada, Koichiro| Matsumoto, Akira| Fujiwara, Michihisa| Fukushi, Hideto| Kishimoto, Toshio| Monden, Koichi| Kariyama, Reiko| Kumon, Hiromi|
Abstract <p>In 2000, chlamydial strains OK133 and OK135 were isolated from 2 female patients with cervicitis. These strains were unresponsive to commercially available PCR and LCR test kits for the diagnosis of Chlamydia trachomatis infection, and their phenotypic characteristics were very similar. The OK135 nucleotide sequence in MOMP-VD2 gene closely resembled that of Chlamydophila caviae GPIC. A similar strain was isolated in 2003 from a male patient OKM2 with urethritis, from which the strain SC10-6 was cloned by the plaque purification method. The nucleotide sequence of the entire MOMP gene of SC10-6 was exactly the same as that of OK135. Thus, the strains OK135 and SC10-6, together with OK133, have been called C. caviae-like Chlamydia. We designed primers for nested PCR assay, the product of which showed a single-band 311-bp fragment, to detect C. caviae-like Chlamydia. Of swab specimens obtained from 202 patients from 2003 to 2006 (119 male and 83 female patients), 18 specimens (8.9%) from 14 male and 4 female patients were positive, suggesting that C. caviae-like Chlamydia infection is rather common. Thus far, it has not been determined whether C. caviae-like Chlamydia is pathogenic for humans.</p>
Keywords Chlamydophila caviae-like Chlamydia urethra uterine cervix epidemiology sexually transmitted infection
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2010-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume64
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 1
End Page 9
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 20200578
Web of Sience KeyUT 000274868300001
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/32090
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Author Ando, Eiichi| Monden, Koichi| Mitsuhata, Ritsuko| Kariyama, Reiko| Kumon, Hiromi|
Abstract <p>Staphylococci have been confirmed to form biofilms on various biomaterials. The purpose of this study was to investigate biofilm formation among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) and to assess the relationship between biofilm-forming capacities and virulence determinants/clinical background. Over a 12-year period from 1990 through 2001, a total of 109 MRSA isolates were collected from patients (one isolate per patient) with UTI at the urology ward of Okayama University Hospital. We used the in vitro microtiter plate assay to quantify biofilm formation. We then investigated the presence of several virulence determinants by polymerase chain reaction assay and found eight determinants (tst, sec, hla, hlb, fnbA, clfA, icaA, and agrII) to be predominant among these isolates. Enhanced biofilm formation was confirmed in hla-, hlb-, and fnbA-positive MRSA isolates, both individually and in combination. Upon review of the associated medical records, we concluded that the biofilm-forming capacities of MRSA isolates from catheter-related cases were significantly greater than those from catheter-unrelated cases. The percentage of hla-, hlb-, and fnbA-positive isolates was higher among MRSA isolates from catheter-related cases than those from catheter-unrelated cases. Our studies suggest that MRSA colonization and infection of the urinary tract may be promoted by hla, hlb, and fnbA gene products.</p>
Keywords methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus urinary tract infection biofilm formation
Amo Type Article
Published Date 2004-08
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume58
Issue issue4
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 207
End Page 214
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 15551758
Web of Sience KeyUT 000223559700005
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31979
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Author Seno, Yuko| Kariyama, Reiko| Mitsuhata, Ritsuko| Monden, Koichi| Kumon, Hiromi|
Abstract <p>The potential relationships between biofilm formation and pathogenicity of Enterococcus faecalis in urinary tract infections (UTI) were investigated. Over a 12-year period from 1991 through 2002, a total of 352 E.faecalis isolates were collected from patients with complicated UTI (one isolate per patient) at the urology ward of Okayama University Hospital. We analyzed the prevalence and transferability of genes encoding virulence factors(asa1, esp, cylA, gelE /sprE )and antimicrobial resistance(aac(6') /aph(2'')). The production of biofilm, hemolysin and gelatinase by these isolates was also examined and the associated medical records of patients were retrospectively reviewed. Of 352 E. faecalis isolates, 315 possessed and/or genes. Of the 63 hemolysin- and 167 gelatinase-producing isolates, 59 and 94 isolates, respectively, possessed both asa1 and esp genes. E. faecalis isolates with both asa1 and esp genes formed biofilms at significantly higher rates than those with neither gene (P=0.038). The genes encoding asa1, cylA , and aac(6') /(aph(2'') were transferable and appeared to have accumulated in these isolates. The E. faecalis isolates possessing asa1 and/or esp genes were found from both catheter-related or -unrelated UTI. Our study indicates that E. faecalis isolates that have accumulated virulence genes are apt to form persistent biofilms in the urinary tracts.</p>
Keywords Enterococcus faecalis urinary tract infection biofilm formation pathogenicity gene transfer
Amo Type Article
Published Date 2005-06
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume59
Issue issue3
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 79
End Page 87
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 16049560
Web of Sience KeyUT 000230039100002
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31977
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Author Mikuniya, Takeshi| Kato, Yoshihisa| Kariyama, Reiko| Monden, Koichi| Hikida, Muneo| Kumon, Hiromi|
Abstract <p>Ulifloxacin is the active form of the prodrug prulifloxacin and shows a highly potent antipseudomonal activity. In this study, we examined the combined effect of fosfomycin and ulifloxacin against Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) growing in a biofilm using a modified Robbins device with artificial urine, and compared it to that of the combination of fosfomycin and ciprofloxacin or levofloxacin. An ATP bioluminescence assay was used to evaluate the antibacterial activity of the agents against sessile cells in a mature biofilm developed on a silicon disk. The total bioactivity of P. aeruginosa growing in a biofilm that had not been fully eradicated by fosfomycin or any of the fluoroquinolones alone at 10 times the MIC decreased after combination treatment with fosfomycin and fluoroquinolones. Morphological changes occurred in a time-dependent fashion; namely, swollen and/or rounding cells emerged within a couple of hours after combination treatment, marking the initial stage in the process leading to the destruction of the biofilms. We could not find any difference among the 3 fluoroquinolones with regard to their synergistic effects when administered with fosfomycin. The combination treatment of fosfomycin and fluoroquinolones with highly potent antipseudomonal activities was effective in eradicating sessile cells of P. aeruginosa in the biofilm and promises to be beneficial against biofilm-associated infectious diseases.</p>
Keywords urinary tract infection Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm ulifloxacin fosfomycin
Amo Type Article
Published Date 2005-10
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume59
Issue issue5
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 209
End Page 216
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 16286954
Web of Sience KeyUT 000232835600005
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31836
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Author Wada, Koichiro| Kariyama, Reiko| Mitsuhata, Ritsuko| Uehara, Shinya| Watanabe, Toyohiko| Monden, Koichi| Kumon, Hiromi|
Abstract <p>Urinary tract infections (UTIs) due to fluoroquinolone-insusceptible Escherichia coli have become increasingly common in recent years. We investigated the potential relationships between clinical measures to combat fluoroquinolone-insusceptible E. coli and experimental analyses on E. coli isolates. Over a 14-year period from 1994 through 2007, a total of 828 E. coli isolates were collected from patients (one isolate per patient) with UTI at the urology ward of Okayama University Hospital. We analyzed the mutations in quinolone resistance-determining regions of DNA gyrase (gyrA) and topoisomerase IV (parC). The production of biofilm by these isolates was also examined and the associated medical records were retrospectively reviewed. Seven of 189 (3.7%) strains from uncomplicated UTIs and 82 of 639 (12.8%) strains from complicated UTIs were insusceptible to fluoroquinolones. Amino acid replacements of type II topoisomerases were frequently observed at positions 83 and 87 in GyrA and at positions 80 and 84 in ParC. No significant difference in the biofilm-forming capabilities was observed between fluoroquinolone-susceptible and -insusceptible E. coli. Our study suggests that biofilm formation of fluoroquinolone-insusceptible E. coli isolates is not a major mechanism of resistance in patients with UTI.</p>
Keywords fluoroquinolone Escherichia coli biofilm MICs QRDRs
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2009-10
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume63
Issue issue5
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 263
End Page 272
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 19893602
Web of Sience KeyUT 000271132000006
Author Kariyama, Reiko|
Published Date 1983-04-30
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume95
Issue issue3-4
Content Type Journal Article
Author Fujii, Junko| Kiguchi, Kenichiro| Nagata, Akihide| Kariyama, Reiko| Hirai, Yoshikazu| Kanemasa, Yasuhiro| Kobayashi, Jun|
Published Date 1983-02-28
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume95
Issue issue1-2
Content Type Journal Article
Author Inukai, Masako| Nomura, Kayo| Watanabe, Kumi| Senda, Yoshiko| Mitsuhata, Ritsuko| Kariyama, Reiko|
Published Date 2006-03-31
Publication Title 岡山大学医学部保健学科紀要
Volume volume16
Issue issue2
Content Type Departmental Bulletin Paper
Author 狩山 玲子|
Published Date 1983-03-31
Publication Title
Content Type Thesis or Dissertation