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 1569 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Molecular epidemiology of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Valle d'Aosta region, Italy, shows the emergence of KPC-2 producing Klebsiella pneumoniae clonal complex 101 (ST101 and ST1789).
 

Author(s): Mariateresa Del Franco, Laura Paone, Roberto Novati, Claudio G Giacomazzi, Maria Bagattini, Chiara Galotto, Pier Giorgio Montanera, Maria Triassi, Raffaele Zarrilli

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The spread of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) is an emerging clinical problem, of great relevance in Europe and worldwide. The aim of this study was the molecular epidemiology of CRE isolates in Valle d'Aosta region, Italy, and the mechanism of carbapenem resistance.

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2015

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[Risk factors for multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae sepsis in children].
 

Author(s): Chao Cheng, Ye-Xin Lin, Jiu-Jun Li, Zhi-Jie Zhang

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2015 Sep;17(9):932-6.

 

To explore the risk factors for sepsis caused by multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia (MDR-KP) and to provide a reference for the prevention of MDR-KP sepsis and rational use of antibiotics.

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2015

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Vaccination with Klebsiella pneumoniae-derived extracellular vesicles protects against bacteria-induced lethality via both humoral and cellular immunity.
 

Author(s): Won-Hee Lee, Hyun-Il Choi, Sung-Wook Hong, Kwang-Sun Kim, Yong Song Gho, Seong Gyu Jeon

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The emergence of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae highlights the need to develop preventive measures to ameliorate Klebsiella infections. Bacteria-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) are spherical nanometer-sized proteolipids enriched with outer membrane proteins. Gram-negative ...

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2015

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infection: epidemiology and impact of inappropriate empirical therapy.
 

Author(s): Nicolò Girometti, Russell E Lewis, Maddalena Giannella, Simone Ambretti, Michele Bartoletti, Sara Tedeschi, Fabio Tumietto, Francesco Cristini, Filippo Trapani, Paolo Gaibani, Pierluigi Viale

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Oct;93(17):298-309.

 

Multidrug resistance associated with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) among K. pneumoniae is endemic in southern Europe. We retrospectively analyzed the impact of resistance on the appropriateness of empirical therapy and treatment ...

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2014

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Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae: molecular and genetic decoding.
 

Author(s): Liang Chen, Barun Mathema, Kalyan D Chavda, Frank R DeLeo, Robert A Bonomo, Barry N Kreiswirth

Journal: Trends Microbiol.. 2014 Dec;22(12):686-96.

 

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) were first identified in 1996 in the USA. Since then, regional outbreaks of KPC-producing K. pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) have occurred in the USA, and have spread internationally. Dissemination of blaKPC involves both horizontal transfer of blaKPC ...

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and hematologic malignancies.
 

Author(s): Livio Pagano, Morena Caira, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Teresa Spanu, Roberta Di Blasi, Simona Sica, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Mario Tumbarello

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 Jul;20(7):1235-6.

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Probiotics for Eradication of Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella Pneumonia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Anti-Biotic Resistance; Klebsiella Pneumoniae

 

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2008

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SDD for Eradicating CRKP Carriage
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Carriers of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella Pneumonia

 

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2013

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Antibiotics for Klebsiella Liver Abscess Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Liver Abscess, Pyogenic

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2013

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