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 1604 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A rapid diagnostic workflow for cefotaxime-resistant Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae detection from blood cultures by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.
 

Author(s): Elena De Carolis, Silvia Paoletti, Domenico Nagel, Antonietta Vella, Enrica Mello, Ivana Palucci, Giulia De Angelis, Tiziana D'Inzeo, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Brunella Posteraro, Teresa Spanu

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Nowadays, the global spread of resistance to oxyimino-cephalosporins in Enterobacteriaceae implies the need for novel diagnostics that can rapidly target resistant organisms from these bacterial species.

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2017

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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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Effect of poly-hexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB) treated non-sterile medical gloves upon the transmission of Streptococcus pyogenes, carbapenem-resistant E. coli, MRSA and Klebsiella pneumoniae from contact surfaces.
 

Author(s): S Ali, A P R Wilson

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Reduction of accidental contamination of the near-patient environment has potential to reduce acquisition of healthcare-associated infection(s). Although medical gloves should be removed when soiled or touching the environment, compliance is variable. The use of antimicrobial-impregnated ...

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2017

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 27 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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Klebsiella pneumoniae: Going on the Offense with a Strong Defense.
 

Author(s): Michelle K Paczosa, Joan Mecsas

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Klebsiella pneumoniae causes a wide range of infections, including pneumonias, urinary tract infections, bacteremias, and liver abscesses. Historically, K. pneumoniae has caused serious infection primarily in immunocompromised individuals, but the recent emergence and spread of hypervirulent ...

Last Updated: 16 Jun 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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Comparison Between Rifampicin and Gemifloxacin and Ciprofloxacin in Treatment of Rhinoscleroma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Rhinoscleroma

 

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2017

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