Klebsiella

Common Name(s)

Klebsiella

Klebsiella infections refer to several different types of healthcare-associated infections that are all caused by the Klebsiella bacteria, including pneumonia; bloodstream infections; wound or surgical site infections; and meningitis. Healthy people usually do not get Klebsiella infections. However, people who are hospitalized and receiving treatment for other conditions may be susceptible to these infections. In healthcare settings, people who require long courses of antibiotics and/or devices such as ventilators (breathing machines) or intravenous (vein) catheters are at the most risk for Klebsiella infections. These infections are often treated with antibiotics, although some Klebsiella bacteria may be resistant to certain types of antibiotics.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 1585 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Risk factors of mortality in bloodstream infections caused by Klebsiella pneumonia: A single-center retrospective study in China.
 

Author(s): Lanyu Li, Huan Huang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(35):e7924.

 

The prevalence of Klebsiella pneumonia bloodstream infections (KP-BSIs) is increasing worldwide. Few study reports focus on the KP-BSIs published in Mainland China over the previous years. This study aimed to describe the risk factors of mortality from KP-BSIs.A retrospective study ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2017

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Successful ceftazidime-avibactam treatment of MDR-KPC-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in a patient with traumatic brain injury: A case report.
 

Author(s): Agnese Gugliandolo, Carla Caio, Maria Lina Mezzatesta, Carmela Rifici, Placido Bramanti, Stefania Stefani, Emanuela Mazzon

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(31):e7664.

 

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections are a serious health care problem, because of the high mortality. Carbapenem resistance is mainly caused by carbapenemases production, including Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC). Ceftazidime-avibactam is a new cephalosporin/β-lactamase ...

Last Updated: 2 Aug 2017

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Molecular detection of β-lactamase and integron genes in clinical strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae by multiplex polymerase chain reaction.
 

Author(s): Mansour Sedighi, Masoumeh Halajzadeh, Rashid Ramazanzadeh, Noor Amirmozafari, Mohsen Heidary, Serve Pirouzi

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;50(3):321-328.

 

Infections caused by β-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, are increasing globally with high morbidity and mortality. The aim of the current study was to determine antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and the prevalence of antibiotic resistance ...

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2017

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 26 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Systematic review and meta-analysis of mortality of patients infected with carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.
 

Author(s): Liangfei Xu, Xiaoxi Sun, Xiaoling Ma

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Carbapenem resistant K. pneumoniae (CRKP) has aroused widespread attention owing to its very limited therapeutic options, and this strain has increased rapidly in recent years. Although it is accepted that drug resistance is associated with increased mortality in general, but some ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2017

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A structural, epidemiological & genetic overview of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs).
 

Author(s): C H Swathi, Rosy Chikala, K S Ratnakar, V Sritharan

Journal: Indian J. Med. Res.. 2016 Jul;144(1):21-31.

 

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) are plasmid encoded carbapenem hydrolyzing enzymes which have the potential to spread widely through gene transfer. The instability of upstream region of blaKPC accelerates emergence of different isoforms. Routine antibiotic susceptibility ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2016

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Epidemic potential of Escherichia coli ST131 and Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): M J D Dautzenberg, M R Haverkate, M J M Bonten, M C J Bootsma

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Observational studies have suggested that Escherichia coli sequence type (ST) 131 and Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 have hyperendemic properties. This would be obvious from continuously high incidence and/or prevalence of carriage or infection with these bacteria in specific patient ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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Epidemiological Characteristics and Treatment Protocol for Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae in China
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Klebsiella Pneumoniae Infection

 

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2017

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Antibiotics for Klebsiella Liver Abscess Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Liver Abscess, Pyogenic

 

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017

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