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Caso autóctono de rickettsiosis por Rickettsia parkeri en la Selva Paranaense, Misiones, Argentina
Katherina A. Vizcaychipi, Mabel D. Giménez, Natalia Casas, Susana Lloveras, Gabriel L. Cicuttin, Daniela Lamattina, Javier Marx, Williams Pedrozo, Miguel Rinas, Karen E. DeMatteo, Esteban Couto, Álvaro A. Faccini-Martínez, Rita Armitano
10.1016/j.ram.2022.06.003
Highlights

  • Rickettsia parkeri es una causa de rickettsiosis en Misiones, Argentina.

  • El diagnóstico diferencial mejora la detección de rickettsiosis en zonas de arbovirus.

  • Este hallazgo aporta a la epidemiología y al conocimiento médico regional.

Open access
Available online 24 September 2022
Characterization of third generation cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli clinical isolates from Ushuaia, Argentina
Ivan Gramundi, Ezequiel Albornoz, Manuel Boutureira, Melina Rapoport, Sonia Gomez, Alejandra Corso, Gabriel Castro, Diego Faccone
10.1016/j.ram.2022.06.002
Highlights

  • Characterization of third generation cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli clinical isolates from Ushuaia, Argentina.

  • 32 third generation cephalosporin-resistant E. coli from Ushuaia, Argentina were studied.

  • International high-risk clones ST131, ST617 and ST405 were detected.

  • CTX-M ESBL was the main mechanism of resistance to third generation cephalosporins.

  • Whole genome sequence analysis of 7 MDR E. coli allowed full characterization of these isolates.

Open access
Available online 23 September 2022
Antimicrobial resistance dissemination associated with intensive animal production practices in Argentina: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Barbara Prack McCormick, María P. Quiroga, Verónica E. Álvarez, Daniela Centrón, Pablo Tittonell
10.1016/j.ram.2022.07.001
Highlights

  • AMR and multidrug resistance associated with the animal and the production system.

  • Higher prevalence of AMR in swine and chicken, and intensive production.

  • Lower prevalence of AMR in cattle, and in extensive production/family farming.

  • There is a research gap regarding prevalence of AMR in beef-cattle from feedlot.

  • Need for restriction of highest priority antimicrobials in food-producing animals.

Open access
Available online 20 September 2022
Bloodstream infection by Rhodococcus corynebacterioides in a pediatric patient diagnosed with high-risk retinoblastoma
Ana Rosa Méndez-Cruz, Georgina Elizabeth Félix-Bermúdez, Dinora Virginia Aguilar-Escobar, Lourdes Vega-Vega, Aurea Itzel Morales-Estrada, Araceli Contreras-Rodríguez
10.1016/j.ram.2022.06.001
Highlights

  • R. corynebacterioides is considered as an opportunistic pathogen in humans.

  • R. corynebacterioides is underestimated as cause of bacteremia in cancer patients.

  • 16S rRNA sequence analysis confirmed the identification of R. corynebacterioides.

Open access
Available online 18 August 2022
Diversidad de especies de Candida recuperadas de la cavidad bucal de pacientes oncológicos en Barranquilla, Colombia
Marisol Sánchez-Molina, Martha Rebolledo-Cobos, Margarita Filott-Tamara, Samir Viloria, Alfonso Bettín-Martinez
10.1016/j.ram.2022.05.011
Highlights

  • La diversidad de especies del género Candida constituye un factor determinante en las infecciones fúngicas en pacientes con cáncer

  • Los pacientes con cáncer son susceptibles a infecciones fúngicas como la candidiasis oral

  • Candida albicans es el principal agente causal de infecciones fúngicas orales.

Open access
Available online 18 August 2022
SARS-CoV-2 and Chlamydia pneumoniae co-infection: A review of the literature
María Celia Frutos, Javier Origlia, María Lucia Gallo Vaulet, María Elena Venuta, Miriam Gabriela García, Rita Armitano, Lucía Cipolla, María Julia Madariaga, Cecilia Cuffini, María Estela Cadario
10.1016/j.ram.2022.05.009
Highlights

  • Bacterial co-pathogens are commonly identified in viral respiratory infections.

  • Co-infection between C. pneumoniae and SARS-CoV-2 has been reported in the literature.

  • Information of co-infection in COVID-19 patients is scarce.

  • Evidence of co-infections is needed to support developing skills in antimicrobial policy.

Open access
Available online 3 August 2022
Study of the genetic diversity of Moraxella spp. isolates obtained from corneal abscesses
Karina L. Roitman, Lucía Cipolla, Patricia Minervini, Mónica Prieto
10.1016/j.ram.2022.03.004
Highlights

  • MALDI-TOF MS is a reliable tool for identifying M. lacunata and M. nonliquefaciens.

  • Using SmaI as restriction enzyme, PFGE is a useful technique for typing Moraxella species.

  • Antibiotic susceptibility testing for M. lacunata is not standardized by the CLSI.

Open access
Available online 30 July 2022
Clostridioides difficile: Characterization of the circulating toxinotypes in an Argentinean public hospital
Andrea N. Crivaro, Paula Carasi, Ileana Salto, Ayelen Hugo, P. Cecilia Soldavini Pelichotti, Agustina Bengoa, Melisa Fragomeno, María A. Serradell, Jessica Minnaard, Ivanna Rolny, Eduardo Alul, Leandro Arregui, Macarena E. Fabra Martinez, Oscar Javier Moreno Valero, Andrea Facente, Francisco Magariños, Virginia Jewtuchowicz, Pablo F. Pérez, Fernando M. Trejo
10.1016/j.ram.2022.05.010
Highlights

  • Toxinotypes 0, I and VIII circulate in the same hospital.

  • Toxinotype VIII is the most prevalent.

  • Occurrence of toxinotype I (one isolate) is compatible with the introduction of microorganisms from external sources.

  • Isolates associated to fatal outcomes (GCD13, GCD14 and GCD22) are situated in regions of the biplots related to altered laboratory values at admission.

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Dr. Eduardo Alul passed away on April 13, 2021.

Open access
Available online 13 July 2022
Seroprevalence of human leptospirosis in a rural community from Tandil, Argentina. Assessment of risk factors and spatial analysis
Julia A. Silva, Exequiel A. Scialfa, Matías Tringler, Marcelo G. Rodríguez, Adela Tisnés, Santiago Linares, Mariana A. Rivero
10.1016/j.ram.2022.02.007
Highlights

  • Epidemiologic and spatial analysis of leptospirosis can be applied in human population.

  • Information about leptospirosis in rural areas is scarce.

  • Preventive measures can be applied for human leptospirosis from rural areas.

Open access
Available online 6 July 2022
Helicobacter pylori infection: A balance between bacteria and host
Pamela Bucci, Yanina Barbaglia, Fabián Tedeschi, Fabián Zalazar
10.1016/j.ram.2022.04.003
Highlights

  • H. pylori genotypes and SNP-174G>C IL-6 in patients with gastritis were evaluated.

  • More virulent genotypes and -174G/G IL-6 were found in active chronic gastritis IM+.

  • Our results can be useful to identify patients at greater risk for adenocarcinoma.

Open access
Available online 28 June 2022
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