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[Latin American consensus to define, categorize, and report multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant, or pandrug-resistant pathogensConsenso latino-americano para definição, categorização e notificação de patógenos multirresistentes, com resistência ampliada ou panresistentes].

Jiménez Pearson MA, Galas M, Corso A, Hormazábal JC, Duarte Valderrama C, Salgado Marcano N, Ramón-Pardo P, Melano RG.

Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2019 Aug 22;43:e65. doi: 10.26633/RPSP.2019.65. eCollection 2019. Spanish.


Use of Whole Genome Sequencing for the Molecular Comparison of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Isolates With Decreased Susceptibility to Extended Spectrum Cephalosporins From 2 Geographically Different Regions in America.

Gianecini RA, Zittermann S, Oviedo C, Galas M, Pardo PR, Allen VG, Galarza P, Melano RG.

Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Aug;46(8):548-555. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001011.


Use of whole genome sequencing for the molecular comparison of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates with decreased susceptibility to extended spectrum cephalosporins from two geographically different regions in America.

Gianecini RA, Zittermann S, Oviedo C, Galas M, Ramon Pardo P, Allen VG, Galarza P, Melano RG.

Sex Transm Dis. 2019 Apr 24. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001011. [Epub ahead of print]


Characterization of Escherichia coli Carrying mcr-1-Plasmids Recovered From Food Animals From Argentina.

Dominguez JE, Faccone D, Tijet N, Gomez S, Corso A, Fernández-Miyakawa ME, Melano RG.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2019 Mar 6;9:41. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2019.00041. eCollection 2019.


Comparing Patient Risk Factor-, Sequence Type-, and Resistance Locus Identification-Based Approaches for Predicting Antibiotic Resistance in Escherichia coli Bloodstream Infections.

MacFadden DR, Melano RG, Coburn B, Tijet N, Hanage WP, Daneman N.

J Clin Microbiol. 2019 May 24;57(6). pii: e01780-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01780-18. Print 2019 Jun.


Genome-based epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance determinants of Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolates with decreased susceptibility and resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins in Argentina in 2011-16.

Gianecini RA, Golparian D, Zittermann S, Litvik A, Gonzalez S, Oviedo C, Melano RG, Unemo M, Galarza P; Gonococcal Antimicrobial Susceptibility Surveillance Programme-Argentina (GASSP-AR) Working Group .

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2019 Jun 1;74(6):1551-1559. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkz054.


Interspecies DNA acquisition by a naturally competent Acinetobacter baumannii strain.

Traglia GM, Place K, Dotto C, Fernandez JS, Montaña S, Bahiense CDS, Soler-Bistue A, Iriarte A, Perez F, Tolmasky ME, Bonomo RA, Melano RG, Ramírez MS.

Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2019 Apr;53(4):483-490. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2018.12.013. Epub 2019 Jan 3.


Characterization of a multidrug resistant Citrobacter amalonaticus clinical isolate harboring blaNDM-1 and mcr-1.5 genes.

Faccone D, Albornoz E, Tijet N, Biondi E, Gomez S, Pasterán F, Vazquez M, Melano RG, Corso A.

Infect Genet Evol. 2019 Jan;67:51-54. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2018.10.020. Epub 2018 Oct 31.


Emergence of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae, South-Central Ontario, Canada1.

Kohler PP, Melano RG, Patel SN, Shafinaz S, Faheem A, Coleman BL, Green K, Armstrong I, Almohri H, Borgia S, Borgundvaag E, Johnstone J, Katz K, Lam F, Muller MP, Powis J, Poutanen SM, Richardson D, Rebbapragada A, Sarabia A, Simor A, McGeer A; Toronto Invasive Bacterial Diseases Network (TIBDN).

Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Sep;24(9):1674-1682. doi: 10.3201/eid2409.180164.


Emergence of azithromycin resistance mediated by the mph(A) gene in Salmonella Typhimurium clinical isolates in Latin America.

Faccone D, Lucero C, Albornoz E, Petroni A, Ceriana P, Campos J, Viñas MR, Francis G; AZM-R-Group, Melano RG, Corso A.

J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 2018 Jun;13:237-239. doi: 10.1016/j.jgar.2018.04.011. Epub 2018 Apr 26. No abstract available.


Characterization of OXA-48-like carbapenemase producers in Canada, 2011-14.

Mataseje LF, Boyd DA, Fuller J, Haldane D, Hoang L, Lefebvre B, Melano RG, Poutanen S, Van Caeseele P, Mulvey MR.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2018 Mar 1;73(3):626-633. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkx462.


Novel class 1 Integrons and sequence types in VIM-2 and VIM-11-producing clinical strains of Enterobacter cloacae.

De Belder D, Faccone D, Tijet N, Melano RG, Rapoport M, Petroni A, Lucero C, Pasteran F, Corso A, Gomez SA.

Infect Genet Evol. 2017 Oct;54:374-378. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2017.07.019. Epub 2017 Jul 21.


Molecular characteristics of mcr-1-carrying plasmids and new mcr-1 variant recovered from polyclonal clinical Escherichia coli from Argentina and Canada.

Tijet N, Faccone D, Rapoport M, Seah C, Pasterán F, Ceriana P, Albornoz E, Corso A, Petroni A, Melano RG.

PLoS One. 2017 Jul 5;12(7):e0180347. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180347. eCollection 2017.


qnrE1, a Member of a New Family of Plasmid-Located Quinolone Resistance Genes, Originated from the Chromosome of Enterobacter Species.

Albornoz E, Tijet N, De Belder D, Gomez S, Martino F, Corso A, Melano RG, Petroni A.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Apr 24;61(5). pii: e02555-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02555-16. Print 2017 May.


Whole-Genome Sequencing Applied to the Molecular Epidemiology of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Argentina.

Carbonari CC, Fittipaldi N, Teatero S, Athey TB, Pianciola L, Masana M, Melano RG, Rivas M, Chinen I.

Genome Announc. 2016 Dec 1;4(6). pii: e01341-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01341-16.


Whole-genome sequencing-new tools for gonorrhoea control.

Allen VG, Melano RG.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Nov;16(11):1214-1215. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)30223-7. Epub 2016 Jul 12. No abstract available.


Dissemination of the mcr-1 colistin resistance gene.

Mulvey MR, Mataseje LF, Robertson J, Nash JH, Boerlin P, Toye B, Irwin R, Melano RG.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Mar;16(3):289-90. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(16)00067-0. No abstract available.


Clonal Complex 17 Group B Streptococcus strains causing invasive disease in neonates and adults originate from the same genetic pool.

Teatero S, Ramoutar E, McGeer A, Li A, Melano RG, Wasserscheid J, Dewar K, Fittipaldi N.

Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 4;6:20047. doi: 10.1038/srep20047.


Assessment of Listeria sp. Interference Using a Molecular Assay To Detect Listeria monocytogenes in Food.

Zittermann SI, Stanghini B, See RS, Melano RG, Boleszczuk P, Murphy A, Maki A, Mallo GV.

J Food Prot. 2016 Jan;79(1):138-43. doi: 10.4315/0362-028X.JFP-15-122.


What Is the Appropriate Meropenem MIC for Screening of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in Low-Prevalence Settings?

Fattouh R, Tijet N, McGeer A, Poutanen SM, Melano RG, Patel SN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Dec 28;60(3):1556-9. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02304-15.


Lateral dissemination and inter-patient transmission of blaKPC-3: role of a conjugative plasmid in spreading carbapenem resistance.

Tijet N, Muller MP, Matukas LM, Khan A, Patel SN, Melano RG.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Feb;71(2):344-7. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkv356. Epub 2015 Oct 30.


Simplified Protocol for Carba NP Test for Enhanced Detection of Carbapenemase Producers Directly from Bacterial Cultures.

Pasteran F, Tijet N, Melano RG, Corso A.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Dec;53(12):3908-11. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02032-15. Epub 2015 Sep 30.


Detection of carbapenemase activity in Enterobacteriaceae: comparison of the carbapenem inactivation method versus the Carba NP test.

Tijet N, Patel SN, Melano RG.

J Antimicrob Chemother. 2016 Jan;71(1):274-6. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkv283. Epub 2015 Sep 15. No abstract available.


Emergence of Serotype IV Group B Streptococcus Adult Invasive Disease in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada, Is Driven by Clonal Sequence Type 459 Strains.

Teatero S, Athey TB, Van Caeseele P, Horsman G, Alexander DC, Melano RG, Li A, Flores AR, Shelburne SA 3rd, McGeer A, Demczuk W, Martin I, Fittipaldi N.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Sep;53(9):2919-26. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01128-15. Epub 2015 Jul 1.


Characterization of an Enterococcus gallinarum Isolate Carrying a Dual vanA and vanB Cassette.

Eshaghi A, Shahinas D, Li A, Kariyawasam R, Banh P, Desjardins M, Melano RG, Patel SN.

J Clin Microbiol. 2015 Jul;53(7):2225-9. doi: 10.1128/JCM.03267-14. Epub 2015 May 6.


Characterization of multiple NDM-1-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates from the same patient.

Tijet N, Richardson D, MacMullin G, Patel SN, Melano RG.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015;59(6):3648-51. doi: 10.1128/AAC.04862-14. Epub 2015 Apr 6.


Population structure and antimicrobial resistance of invasive serotype IV group B Streptococcus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Teatero S, McGeer A, Li A, Gomes J, Seah C, Demczuk W, Martin I, Wasserscheid J, Dewar K, Melano RG, Fittipaldi N.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Apr;21(4):585-91. doi: 10.3201/eid2014.140759. Erratum in: Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Aug;21(8):1489.


Molecular characterization of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Ontario, Canada, 2008-2011.

Tijet N, Sheth PM, Lastovetska O, Chung C, Patel SN, Melano RG.

PLoS One. 2014 Dec 30;9(12):e116421. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116421. eCollection 2014.


Profiling of rpoB mutations and MICs for rifampin and rifabutin in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Jamieson FB, Guthrie JL, Neemuchwala A, Lastovetska O, Melano RG, Mehaffy C.

J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jun;52(6):2157-62. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00691-14. Epub 2014 Apr 16.


Comparative genomic analysis of KPC-encoding pKpQIL-like plasmids and their distribution in New Jersey and New York Hospitals.

Chen L, Chavda KD, Melano RG, Jacobs MR, Koll B, Hong T, Rojtman AD, Levi MH, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 May;58(5):2871-7. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00120-14. Epub 2014 Mar 10.


Azithromycin resistance is coevolving with reduced susceptibility to cephalosporins in Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Ontario, Canada.

Allen VG, Seah C, Martin I, Melano RG.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014 May;58(5):2528-34. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02608-13. Epub 2014 Feb 10.


Molecular survey of the dissemination of two blaKPC-harboring IncFIA plasmids in New Jersey and New York hospitals.

Chen L, Chavda KD, Melano RG, Hong T, Rojtman AD, Jacobs MR, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014;58(4):2289-94. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02749-13. Epub 2014 Feb 3.


Reply to "further proofs of concept for the Carba NP test".

Tijet N, Boyd D, Patel SN, Mulvey MR, Melano RG.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014;58(2):1270. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02285-13. No abstract available.


Antimicrobial activity of solithromycin against clinical isolates of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1.

Mallegol J, Fernandes P, Melano RG, Guyard C.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014;58(2):909-15. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01639-13. Epub 2013 Nov 25.


Complete nucleotide sequence of a blaKPC-harboring IncI2 plasmid and its dissemination in New Jersey and New York hospitals.

Chen L, Chavda KD, Al Laham N, Melano RG, Jacobs MR, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Oct;57(10):5019-25. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01397-13. Epub 2013 Jul 29.


Evaluation of the Carba NP test for rapid detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Tijet N, Boyd D, Patel SN, Mulvey MR, Melano RG.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Sep;57(9):4578-80. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00878-13. Epub 2013 Jul 1.


Determination of In Vitro Activities of Solithromycin at Different pHs and Its Intracellular Activity against Clinical Isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae from a Laboratory Collection.

Mallegol J, Fernandes P, Seah C, Guyard C, Melano RG.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Sep;57(9):4322-4328. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00564-13. Epub 2013 Jun 24.


Verona integron-encoded metallo-β-lactamase 1 in Enterobacteria, Ontario, Canada.

Tijet N, Macmullin G, Lastovetska O, Vermeiren C, Wenzel P, Stacey-Works T, Low DE, Patel SN, Melano RG.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Jul;19(7):1156-8. doi: 10.3201/eid1907.121294. No abstract available.


OXA-48-like carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Ottawa, Canada.

Ellis C, Chung C, Tijet N, Patel SN, Desjardins M, Melano RG, Toye B.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013 Jul;76(3):399-400. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2013.04.017. Epub 2013 May 25. No abstract available.


Cephalosporin resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections--reply.

Allen VG, Melano RG, Low DE.

JAMA. 2013 May 15;309(19):1989-90. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.4087. No abstract available.


Neisseria gonorrhoeae treatment failure and susceptibility to cefixime in Toronto, Canada.

Allen VG, Mitterni L, Seah C, Rebbapragada A, Martin IE, Lee C, Siebert H, Towns L, Melano RG, Low DE.

JAMA. 2013 Jan 9;309(2):163-70. doi: 10.1001/jama.2012.176575.


Complete sequence of a bla(KPC-2)-harboring IncFII(K1) plasmid from a Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type 258 strain.

Chen L, Chavda KD, Melano RG, Jacobs MR, Levi MH, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Mar;57(3):1542-5. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02332-12. Epub 2013 Jan 7.


Complete nucleotide sequences of blaKPC-4- and blaKPC-5-harboring IncN and IncX plasmids from Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated in New Jersey.

Chen L, Chavda KD, Fraimow HS, Mediavilla JR, Melano RG, Jacobs MR, Bonomo RA, Kreiswirth BN.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jan;57(1):269-76. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01648-12. Epub 2012 Oct 31.


Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae containing blaNDM-1, Ontario, Canada.

Borgia S, Lastovetska O, Richardson D, Eshaghi A, Xiong J, Chung C, Baqi M, McGeer A, Ricci G, Sawicki R, Pantelidis R, Low DE, Patel SN, Melano RG.

Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Dec;55(11):e109-17. doi: 10.1093/cid/cis737. Epub 2012 Sep 20.


Escherichia coli O104:H4 infections and international travel.

Alexander DC, Hao W, Gilmour MW, Zittermann S, Sarabia A, Melano RG, Peralta A, Lombos M, Warren K, Amatnieks Y, Virey E, Ma JH, Jamieson FB, Low DE, Allen VG.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Mar;18(3):473-6. doi: 10.3201/eid1803.111281.


MupB, a new high-level mupirocin resistance mechanism in Staphylococcus aureus.

Seah C, Alexander DC, Louie L, Simor A, Low DE, Longtin J, Melano RG.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012 Apr;56(4):1916-20. doi: 10.1128/AAC.05325-11. Epub 2012 Jan 17.


Clonal dissemination of Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 harbouring KPC-2 in Argentina.

Gomez SA, Pasteran FG, Faccone D, Tijet N, Rapoport M, Lucero C, Lastovetska O, Albornoz E, Galas M; KPC Group, Melano RG, Corso A, Petroni A.

Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011 Oct;17(10):1520-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03600.x. Epub 2011 Aug 18.


Identification of sexual networks through molecular typing of quinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Ontario, Canada.

Ota KV, Ng LK, Melano RG, Martin IE, Brown EM, Richardson SE, Fisman DN, Low DE, Jamieson FB.

Sex Transm Dis. 2011 Sep;38(9):811-4. doi: 10.1097/OLQ.0b013e31821fc7ba.


Distribution of antiseptic resistance genes qacA, qacB, and smr in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated in Toronto, Canada, from 2005 to 2009.

Longtin J, Seah C, Siebert K, McGeer A, Simor A, Longtin Y, Low DE, Melano RG.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2011 Jun;55(6):2999-3001. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01707-10. Epub 2011 Mar 14.

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