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    • Investigating the mobilome in clinically important lineages of Enterococcus faecium and Enterococcus faecalis 

      Mikalsen, Theresa; Pedersen, Torunn Annie; Willems, Rob J; Coque, Teresa M.; Werner, Guido; Sadowy, Eva; van Schaik, Willem; Jensen, Lars Bogø; Sundsfjord, Arnfinn; Hegstad, Kristin (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-04-10)
      Background: The success of Enterococcus faecium and E. faecalis evolving as multi-resistant nosocomial pathogens is associated with their ability to acquire and share adaptive traits, including antimicrobial resistance genes encoded by mobile genetic elements (MGE). Here, we investigate this mobilome in successful hospital associated genetic lineages, E. faecium sequence type (ST)17 (n=10) and ...
    • Update on prevalence and mechanisms of resistance to linezolid, tigecycline and daptomycin in enterococci in Europe: towards a common nomenclature 

      Bender, Jennifer; Cattoir, Vincent; Hegstad, Kristin; Sadowy, Eva; Coque, Teresa M.; Westh, Henrik; Hammerum, Anette M.; Schaffer, Kirsten; Burns, Karen; Murchan, Stephen; Novais, Carla; Freitas, Ana R.; Peixe, Luísa; Del Grosso, Maria; Pantosti, Annalisa; Werner, Guido (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-02)
      Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are important nosocomial pathogens. Invasive VRE infections are difficult to treat since common therapeutic options including ampicillin and glycopeptides often fail. In vitro, most VRE remain susceptible to last-resort antibiotics such as linezolid, tigecycline and daptomycin. However, neither tigecycline nor linezolid act in a bactericidal manner, and ...