Maria Souli

Summary

Affiliation: University of Athens
Country: Greece

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Colonisation with vancomycin- and linezolid-resistant Enterococcus faecium in a university hospital: molecular epidemiology and risk factor analysis
    Maria Souli
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, Chaidari, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 33:137-42. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Promoting prudent use of antibiotics: the experience from a multifaceted regional campaign in Greece
    Diamantis Plachouras
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Avenue, 12462 Haidari, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 14:866. 2014
  3. pmc Cefditoren: Comparative efficacy with other antimicrobials and risk factors for resistance in clinical isolates causing UTIs in outpatients
    Despina Hatzaki
    Department of Microbiology, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Thibon and Levadeias, 11527 Athens, Greece
    BMC Infect Dis 12:228. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial activity of copper surfaces against carbapenemase-producing contemporary Gram-negative clinical isolates
    Maria Souli
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Str 124 62, Chaidari, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:852-7. 2013
  5. pmc Early alterations of the innate and adaptive immune statuses in sepsis according to the type of underlying infection
    Charalambos Gogos
    1st Department of Internal Medicine, University of Patras, Medical School, 26504 Rio, Greece
    Crit Care 14:R96. 2010
  6. pmc In vitro interactions of antimicrobial combinations with fosfomycin against KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and protection of resistance development
    Maria Souli
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Str, 124 62 Chaidari, Greece
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:2395-7. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of infection due to beta-Lactamase Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase 2-producing K. pneumoniae in a Greek University Hospital: molecular characterization, epidemiology, and outcomes
    Maria Souli
    4th Dept of Internal Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Str 124 62, Chaidari, Greece
    Clin Infect Dis 50:364-73. 2010
  8. pmc Does the activity of the combination of imipenem and colistin in vitro exceed the problem of resistance in metallo-beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates?
    Maria Souli
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, Chaidari, Greece
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 53:2133-5. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of carbapenems against a metallo-β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli clinical isolate in a rabbit intra-abdominal abscess model
    Maria Souli
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Str, 124 62 Chaidari, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:611-7. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinical experience of serious infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae producing VIM-1 metallo-beta-lactamase in a Greek University Hospital
    Maria Souli
    Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, University General Hospital Attikon, Athens, Greece
    Clin Infect Dis 46:847-54. 2008

Collaborators

  • Helen Giamarellou
  • Anastasia Antonopoulou
  • I Galani
  • Kyriaki Kanellakopoulou
  • Evangelos Papadomichelakis
  • Garyphallia Poulakou
  • George L Daikos
  • Despina Hatzaki
  • Ioannis Katsarolis
  • Thomas Tsaganos
  • Lambrini Galani
  • Aikaterini Masgala
  • D Plachouras
  • S Tsiodras
  • Petros Kopterides
  • Anastasia Antoniadou
  • Apostolos Armaganidis
  • Theofano Panagea
  • Evangelos Koratzanis
  • Flora Kontopidou
  • Niki Lampri
  • Charalambos Gogos
  • Fotini Baziaka
  • Katerina Volonakis
  • Efthimia Giannitsioti
  • Michael Polemis
  • Alkiviadis Vatopoulos
  • Evangelia Papademetriou
  • Maria Kanellopoulou
  • George Koratzanis
  • George Petrikkos
  • Panagiota Adamou
  • Elisabeth Paramythiotou
  • Irene Karadani
  • Zoi Chryssouli
  • George Koukos
  • Zoi Alexiou
  • Stephanos Adamis
  • Ioannis Koutelidakis
  • Konstantinos Mandragos
  • Sofia Athanassia
  • Aikaterini Pistiki
  • Monika Sartzi
  • Martha Michalia
  • Konstantinos Louis
  • Ioannis Floros
  • Margarita Mpalla
  • Aikaterini Spyridaki
  • Vassiliki Karagianni
  • George Zografos
  • Vissaria Sakka
  • Panagiota Maravitsa
  • Pantelis Koutoukas
  • Ioanna Dimopoulou
  • Aikaterini Ioakeimidou
  • George Andrianopoulos
  • Georgia Kontopithari
  • Charalambos Massouras
  • Maria Patrani
  • Vassilios Skouras
  • Korina Lymberopoulou
  • Nina Maggina
  • Efstratios Mainas
  • Heleni Mylona
  • Niki Karabela
  • Hariklia Kranidioti
  • Michalis Lignos
  • Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis
  • Ilia Vaki
  • Aimilia Pelekanou
  • Panagiotis Gkanas
  • Irini Mavrou
  • Ioannis Perdios
  • Kalliopi Rigaki
  • Sofia Christodoulou
  • Efthymia Giannitsioti
  • Vassilios Mytas
  • Konstantinos Papanikolaou
  • Androniki Marioli
  • Phylis Klouva-Molyvdas
  • Ioannis Strouvalis
  • Konstantinos Protopapas
  • George Giannikopoulos
  • Antigone Kotsaki
  • Ilias Papanikolaou
  • Aikaterini Charalambous
  • Anastassios Kapaskelis
  • Panayiotis D Ziakas
  • Vassilios Grammelis

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Colonisation with vancomycin- and linezolid-resistant Enterococcus faecium in a university hospital: molecular epidemiology and risk factor analysis
    Maria Souli
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, Chaidari, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 33:137-42. 2009
    ..A multidisciplinary approach including intensified hand hygiene, patient contact isolation, disinfection of the inanimate environment and antibiotic restriction resulted in early containment of the VLRE colonisation outbreak...
  2. ncbi request reprint Promoting prudent use of antibiotics: the experience from a multifaceted regional campaign in Greece
    Diamantis Plachouras
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Avenue, 12462 Haidari, Athens, Greece
    BMC Public Health 14:866. 2014
    ....
  3. pmc Cefditoren: Comparative efficacy with other antimicrobials and risk factors for resistance in clinical isolates causing UTIs in outpatients
    Despina Hatzaki
    Department of Microbiology, P and A Kyriakou Children s Hospital, Thibon and Levadeias, 11527 Athens, Greece
    BMC Infect Dis 12:228. 2012
    ..To investigate a possible role of Cefditoren, a recently marketed in Greece third-generation oral cephalosporin in urinary infections of outpatients...
  4. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial activity of copper surfaces against carbapenemase-producing contemporary Gram-negative clinical isolates
    Maria Souli
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Str 124 62, Chaidari, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 68:852-7. 2013
    ..The antimicrobial activity of copper surfaces against a variety of contemporary carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria representative of the most problematic nosocomial pathogens worldwide was evaluated...
  5. pmc Early alterations of the innate and adaptive immune statuses in sepsis according to the type of underlying infection
    Charalambos Gogos
    1st Department of Internal Medicine, University of Patras, Medical School, 26504 Rio, Greece
    Crit Care 14:R96. 2010
    ..Although major changes of the immune system have been described in sepsis, it has never been studied whether these may differ in relation to the type of underlying infection or not. This was studied for the first time...
  6. pmc In vitro interactions of antimicrobial combinations with fosfomycin against KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and protection of resistance development
    Maria Souli
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Str, 124 62 Chaidari, Greece
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 55:2395-7. 2011
    ..All studied combinations showed improved bactericidal activity, compared to fosfomycin alone and prevented the development of fosfomycin resistance in 69.2, 53.8, and 81.8% of susceptible isolates, respectively...
  7. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of infection due to beta-Lactamase Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase 2-producing K. pneumoniae in a Greek University Hospital: molecular characterization, epidemiology, and outcomes
    Maria Souli
    4th Dept of Internal Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Str 124 62, Chaidari, Greece
    Clin Infect Dis 50:364-73. 2010
    ..We describe the emergence and spread of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase 2 (KPC-2)-producing K. pneumoniae at a Greek University hospital...
  8. pmc Does the activity of the combination of imipenem and colistin in vitro exceed the problem of resistance in metallo-beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates?
    Maria Souli
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, Chaidari, Greece
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 53:2133-5. 2009
    ..The combination showed improved bactericidal activity against isolates susceptible either to both agents or to colistin...
  9. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of carbapenems against a metallo-β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli clinical isolate in a rabbit intra-abdominal abscess model
    Maria Souli
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Str, 124 62 Chaidari, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 66:611-7. 2011
    ..We studied the in vivo efficacy of imipenem, meropenem, ertapenem and aztreonam against a carbapenem-susceptible MBL-producing clinical Escherichia coli strain in a rabbit intra-abdominal abscess model...
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinical experience of serious infections caused by Enterobacteriaceae producing VIM-1 metallo-beta-lactamase in a Greek University Hospital
    Maria Souli
    Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, University General Hospital Attikon, Athens, Greece
    Clin Infect Dis 46:847-54. 2008
    ..The clinical characteristics and outcomes of 17 cases of infection due to MBL-producing isolates were analyzed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and molecular characterisation of metallo-β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in a university hospital Intensive Care Unit in Greece
    Evangelos Koratzanis
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Str, 124 62 Chaidari, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 38:390-7. 2011
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Colistin-resistant isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae emerging in intensive care unit patients: first report of a multiclonal cluster
    Anastasia Antoniadou
    Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School, University General Hospital Attikon, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 59:786-90. 2007
    ..The aim of this retrospective observational study was to record and present the emergence of colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKB) in a Greek ICU...
  13. ncbi request reprint Colistin susceptibility testing by Etest and disk diffusion methods
    Irene Galani
    Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Molecular Biology Section, Athens University School of Medicine, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 31:434-9. 2008
    ..8%. The poor agar diffusion characteristics of colistin limit the predictive accuracy of the disk diffusion test and consequently values of 12-13 mm should be confirmed with MIC determination by Etest or broth dilution method...
  14. pmc Activity of plazomicin (ACHN-490) against MDR clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, and Enterobacter spp. from Athens, Greece
    Irene Galani
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Molecular Biology Section, Athens University School of Medicine, Chaidari, Greece
    J Chemother 24:191-4. 2012
    ..tested with MIC₅₀ and MIC₉₀ of 1 and 2 μg/ml, respectively, irrespective of their MDR phenotype and it represents a promising alternative for the treatment of the most problematic Gram-negative pathogens...
  15. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of CHROMagar™ KPC for the detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in rectal surveillance cultures
    Theofano Panagea
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, Chaidari, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 37:124-8. 2011
    ..CHROMagar KPC medium is a useful screening medium for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in stools in settings with a high proportion of patients colonised with a variety of carbapenemase-producers...
  16. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of an Escherichia coli clinical isolate that produces both metallo-beta-lactamase VIM-2 and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase GES-7: identification of the In8 integron carrying the blaVIM-2 gene
    Irene Galani
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Molecular Biology Section, University General Hospital ATTIKON Rimini 1, 124 62 Chaidari, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 58:432-3. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate the genetic environment of these genes...
  17. ncbi request reprint Mecillinam/clavulanate combination: a possible option for the treatment of community-acquired uncomplicated urinary tract infections caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli
    Niki Lampri
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, University of Athens Medical School, Attikon University General Hospital, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:2424-8. 2012
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Comparison of direct antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods for rapid analysis of bronchial secretion samples in ventilator-associated pneumonia
    Flora Kontopidou
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Laboratory, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 38:130-4. 2011
    ..Direct diffusion tests (Etest or disk diffusion) applied on respiratory samples are rapid techniques that provide results comparable with standard antimicrobial susceptibility testing in <24 h...
  19. pmc In vitro activity of tigecycline against multiple-drug-resistant, including pan-resistant, gram-negative and gram-positive clinical isolates from Greek hospitals
    Maria Souli
    Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 124 62 Chaidari, Greece
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 50:3166-9. 2006
    ..Tigecycline showed excellent activity against a collection of difficult-to-treat pathogens currently encountered in the hospital setting...
  20. ncbi request reprint Impact of a hospital-wide antibiotic restriction policy program on the resistance rates of nosocomial Gram-negative bacteria
    Anastasia Antoniadou
    Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, Greece
    Scand J Infect Dis 45:438-45. 2013
    ..To evaluate the impact of an antibiotic restriction policy on antibiotic consumption and Gram-negative resistance rates, in an environment of antibiotic overconsumption and increasing resistance rates for nosocomial pathogens...
  21. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of different laboratory tests for the detection of metallo-beta-lactamase production in Enterobacteriaceae
    Irene Galani
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Molecular Biology Section, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 61:548-53. 2008
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a new integron containing bla(VIM-1) and aac(6')-IIc in an Enterobacter cloacae clinical isolate from Greece
    Irene Galani
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Molecular Biology Section, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    J Antimicrob Chemother 55:634-8. 2005
    ..A clinical isolate of Enterobacter cloacae exhibiting reduced susceptibility to imipenem and a positive EDTA-disc synergy test was studied for carbapenemase production...
  23. ncbi request reprint Bloodstream infections caused by carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae: a clinical perspective
    George L Daikos
    First Department of Propaedeutic Medicine, University of Athens, Athens, Greece
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 10:1393-404. 2012
    ..Most importantly, there is evidence that monotherapy must be avoided...
  24. ncbi request reprint Evolution of resistance patterns and identification of risk factors for Streptococcus pneumoniae colonisation in daycare centre attendees in Athens, Greece
    Katerina Volonakis
    Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Street, 124 62 Chaidari, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 28:297-301. 2006
    ..5%. Resistance to both agents climbed from 7.5% to 22.3% (P<0.001). No isolates were found to be resistant to any of the other antimicrobial agents. Risk factors for carriage and/or antimicrobial resistance were also assessed...
  25. ncbi request reprint Discrepancies between various methods in susceptibility testing and epidemiological analysis of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia clinical isolates
    Aikaterini Masgala
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Molecular Biology Section, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
    Cent Eur J Public Health 18:119-23. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the high genomic diversity observed in the S. maltophilia strains indicates the need for careful epidemiological evaluation especially in nosocomial outbreaks...
  26. ncbi request reprint Colistin/daptomycin: an unconventional antimicrobial combination synergistic in vitro against multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
    Irene Galani
    4th Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University School of Medicine, University General Hospital Attikon, 1 Rimini Str, Chaidari, 124 62 Athens, Greece
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 43:370-4. 2014
    ..Potent in vitro synergistic interactions between colistin and daptomycin provide evidence that this unorthodox combination may be beneficial in the treatment of colistin-susceptible multidrug-resistant A. baumannii. ..