Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) is a type of bacterium that is found in various natural environments (such as soil, water and plants), but also occurs in the hospital environment and may cause infections including those that affect the bloodstream, respiratory tract, urinary tract and surgical-sites. Infections are uncommon and typically only occur in individuals with severely impaired immune systems.  Risk factors in hospitalized individuals may include prior exposure to antimicrobials, mechanical ventilation, and prolonged hospitalization. It typically grows and spreads through medical devices, hospital fluids (such as irrigation solutions or IV fluids) or patient secretions, but does not readily spread between patients. S. maltophilia does not respond to many antibiotics but most strains are susceptible to co-trimoxazole treatment.
 

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The terms "Stenotrophomonas maltophilia" returned 161 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Investigation of the presence of class 1, 2, 3 integrons and their relationships with antibiotic resistance in clinical Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolates].
 

Author(s): Egemen Usta, Cafer Eroğlu, Keramettin Yanık, Adil Karadağ, Akif Koray Güney, Murat Günaydın

Journal: Mikrobiyol Bul. 2015 Jan;49(1):35-46.

 

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an opportunistic emergent pathogen causing hospital-acquired infections. It is resistant to majority of the broad spectrum antibiotics due to several mechanisms which significantly limit the treatment options. Although the relationship between integrons, ...

Last Updated: 24 Feb 2015

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Post-cataract endophthalmitis caused by multidrug-resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: clinical features and risk factors.
 

Author(s): Yinghong Ji, Chunhui Jiang, Jian Ji, Yi Luo, Yongxiang Jiang, Yi Lu

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To report clinical features and risk factors of post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis (PE) due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2015

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In vitro efficacy of high-dose tobramycin against Burkholderia cepacia complex and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolates from cystic fibrosis patients.
 

Author(s): Anina Ratjen, Yvonne Yau, Jillian Wettlaufer, Larissa Matukas, James E A Zlosnik, David P Speert, John J LiPuma, Elizabeth Tullis, Valerie Waters

Journal: Antimicrob. Agents Chemother.. 2015 Jan;59(1):711-3.

 

Burkholderia cepacia complex and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infections are associated with poor clinical outcomes in persons with cystic fibrosis (CF). The MIC50 based on planktonic growth and the biofilm concentration at which 50% of the isolates tested are inhibited (BIC50) of ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2014

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The terms "Stenotrophomonas maltophilia" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: an emerging global opportunistic pathogen.
 

Author(s): Joanna S Brooke

Journal: Clin. Microbiol. Rev.. 2012 Jan;25(1):2-41.

 

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging multidrug-resistant global opportunistic pathogen. The increasing incidence of nosocomial and community-acquired S. maltophilia infections is of particular concern for immunocompromised individuals, as this bacterial pathogen is associated ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2012

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Therapeutic options for Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infections beyond co-trimoxazole: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Matthew E Falagas, Politimi-Eleni Valkimadi, Yu-Tsung Huang, Dimitrios K Matthaiou, Po-Ren Hsueh

Journal: J. Antimicrob. Chemother.. 2008 Nov;62(5):889-94.

 

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia has emerged as an important opportunistic pathogen, causing infections whose management is often problematic due to its inherent resistance to many antibiotics, making co-trimoxazole the main therapeutic option. However, there are cases in which either ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2008

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A meningitis case due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Mucahit Yemisen, Bilgul Mete, Yusuf Tunali, Ercument Yentur, Recep Ozturk

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2008 Nov;12(6):e125-7.

 

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (formerly Xanthomonas maltophilia) is a Gram-negative bacillus increasingly associated with serious nosocomial infections. Here, we describe a 30-year-old male patient who developed meningitis associated with this organism after several neurosurgical procedures. ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2008

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