Rapid Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance by MALDI-TOF

1- Rapid detection of OXA-48-producing Enterobacteriaceae by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae are increasingly isolated worldwide, particularly blaOXA-48 isolates. These isolates are characterized by low carbapenem MICS and often go undetected by most phenotypic methods. The REIPI group from Complejo Hospitalario Universitario A Coruña in association with the Antibiotics…

The new clinical guidelines of the IDSA / ATS recommend fewer antibiotics to treat nosocomial and ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Dr. Jordi Carratalà, a researcher at REIPI, has been a member of the international panel who created these new guidelines published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society. Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) account for 20-25% of all hospital-acquired infections and are associated with important morbidity and mortality.…

Oral decontamination with aminoglycosides is associated with lower risk of mortality and infections in high-risk patients colonized with colistin-resistant, KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. 


Infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae (KPCKP) are an emergent problem worldwide. Two REIPI groups (from Hospital Virgen Macarena and Hospital Reina Sofia) have studied if decolonization therapy (DT) with aminoglycosides had a protective effect in selected patients. We were interested in testing the concept that the main goal of DT might be…

NoMorFilm announces its first workshop on “BIOFILMS: PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE”

NoMorFilm announces its first workshop on “BIOFILMS: PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE”    NoMorFilm project is holding its 1st workshop in Barcelona from 16 to 18 November 2016, entitled: “Biofilms: past, present and futur”. Participants at this conference will strengthen their knowledge on clinical, environmental and industrial biofilms. Currently treatments used against this type of infections and…

WORKSHOP ON GLOBAL SPREAD OF CARBAPENEMASE-PRODUCING GRAMNEGATIVE BACILLI: A MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR TREATMENT AND INFECTION CONTROL

Estimados Investigadores, desde el día de hoy se encuentra abierta la inscripción para el WORKSHOP ON GLOBAL SPREAD OF CARBAPENEMASE-PRODUCING GRAMNEGATIVE BACILLI: A MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR TREATMENT AND INFECTION CONTROL que tendrá lugar los días 19 y 20 de enero de 2016 en el Salón de Actos del Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla – IBiS.…

Obama Administration Releases National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

White House News Link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/27/fact-sheet-obama-administration-releases-national-action-plan-combat-ant   Today, the White House released a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by key Federal departments and agencies to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  The National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, which was developed by the interagency Task Force for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in response to…