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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425876/characterization-of-the-translation-elongation-factor-1-%C3%AE-gene-in-a-wide-range-of-pathogenic-aspergillus-species
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Sadegh Nouripour-Sisakht, Bahram Ahmadi, Koichi Makimura, Sybren de Hoog, Yoshiko Umeda, Mohamed Mahdi Alshahni, Hossein Mirhendi
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the resolving power of the translation elongation factor (TEF)-1α gene for phylogenetic analysis of Aspergillus species. METHODOLOGY: Sequences of 526 bp representing the coding region of the TEF-1α gene were used for the assessment of levels of intra- and inter-specific nucleotide polymorphism in 33 species of Aspergillus, including 57 reference, clinical and environmental strains. RESULTS: Analysis of TEF-1α sequences indicated a mean similarity of 92...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319680/first-genetic-evidence-of-coxiella-burnetii-in-cases-presenting-with-acute-febrile-illness-india
#2
Sanjay Kumar, Shefali Raj Gangoliya, Syed Imteyaz Alam, Satish Patil, Ganavalli Subramanya Ajantha, Raghavendra Dhirendra Kulkarni, Dev Vrat Kamboj
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530888/genomic-relatedness-of-staphylococcus-pettenkoferi-isolates-of-different-origins
#3
Emeli Månsson, Bengt Hellmark, Marc Stegger, Paal Skytt Andersen, Martin Sundqvist, Bo Söderquist
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to characterize clinical and environmental Staphylococcus pettenkoferi isolates with regard to genomic diversity and antibiotic susceptibility pattern. Repetitive-sequence-based PCR and core genome phylogenetic analysis of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data verified the presence of distinct clades comprising closely related S. pettenkoferi isolates from different geographical locations and origins. METHODOLOGY: Phylogenetic relationships between 25 S...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516860/salmonella-diva-vaccine-reduces-disease-colonization-and-shedding-due-to-virulent-s-typhimurium-infection-in-swine
#4
Bradley L Bearson, Shawn M D Bearson, Brian W Brunelle, Darrell O Bayles, In Soo Lee, Jalusa D Kich
PURPOSE: Non-host-adapted Salmonella serovars, including the common human food-borne pathogen Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium), are opportunistic pathogens that can colonize food-producing animals without causing overt disease. Interventions against Salmonella are needed to enhance food safety, protect animal health and allow the differentiation of infected from vaccinated animals (DIVA). METHODOLOGY: An attenuated S. Typhimurium DIVA vaccine (BBS 866) was characterized for the protection of pigs following challenge with virulent S...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516859/recombinant-esterase-from-corynebacterium-pseudotuberculosis-in-dna-and-subunit-recombinant-vaccines-partially-protects-mice-against-challenge
#5
Alexandre Antunes Brum, Andrea de Fatima Silva Rezende, Francisco Silvestre Brilhante, Thais Collares, Karine Begnine, Fabiana Kommling Seixas, Tiago Veiras Collares, Odir Antônio Dellagostin, Vasco Azevedo, Anderson Santos, Ricardo Wagner Portela, Sibele Borsuk
PURPOSE: We tested the efficacy of the esterase encoded by cp1002_RS09720 from Corynebacteriumpseudotuberculosis in recombinant subunit and DNA caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) vaccines. This target was predicted as one of the best CLA vaccine candidates by mature epitope density analysis. METHODOLOGY: Gene cp1002_RS09720 was cloned into two different vectors (pAE for subunit vaccine and pTARGET for DNA vaccine). Four groups of 15 mice each were immunized with the recombinant esterase rCP09720 associated with aluminium hydroxide adjuvant (G1), pTARGET/cp09720 DNA vaccine (G2), a naked pTARGET (G3) or PBS as a negative control (G4)...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516852/effects-of-olanexidine-gluconate-on-preoperative-skin-preparation-an-experimental-study-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
#6
Hikaru Nakata, Yoshie Tsubotani, Takuya Nii, Akifumi Hagi, Yasuhide Inoue, Tadashi Imamura
PURPOSE: To determine the bactericidal efficacy of a new topical antiseptic for preoperative skin preparation, olanexidine gluconate (development code: OPB-2045G), against transient or resident bacterial flora on the skin of cynomolgus monkeys. METHODOLOGY: After measuring baseline bacterial counts on test sites marked on the abdomens, we applied olanexidine, chlorhexidine or povidone-iodine. After 10 min (fast-acting effect) and 6 h (long-lasting effect), bacterial counts were measured again and log10 reductions were calculated...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516843/potentially-hazardous-streptococcus-suis-strains-latent-in-asymptomatic-pigs-in-a-major-swine-production-area-of-thailand
#7
Nattakan Meekhanon, Sarawan Kaewmongkol, Waraphon Phimpraphai, Masatoshi Okura, Makoto Osaki, Tsutomu Sekizaki, Daisuke Takamatsu
PURPOSE: Carrier pigs have been considered as the major reservoir of Streptococcus suis and couldbe a significant source of human infection. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence and characteristics of latent S. suis in asymptomatic pigs in the pig-farming area of central Thailand, and compared the data to those previously reported in other regions. METHODOLOGY: We collected samples from 340 asymptomatic pigs. S. suis isolates from the samples were confirmed by species-specific PCR (recN PCR)...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516842/serotype-distribution-antimicrobial-resistance-and-prevalence-of-pilus-islets-in-pneumococci-following-the-use-of-conjugate-vaccines
#8
Mitsuyo Kawaguchiya, Noriko Urushibara, Meiji Soe Aung, Masaaki Shinagawa, Satoshi Takahashi, Nobumichi Kobayashi
PURPOSE: In Japan, the 7-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV7) was introduced in 2010 and, in 2013, the PCV7 was replaced with the 13-valent pneumococcal vaccine (PCV13). This study was conducted to investigate serotypes, antimicrobial resistance and prevalence of pilus islets in pneumococcal isolates from inpatients in a Japanese tertiary hospital. METHODOLOGY: From April 2011 to February 2016, 151 isolates [95 (18 children, 77 adults) and 56 (19 children, 37 adults) in the PCV7 and PCV13 periods, respectively] were collected...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513419/histological-findings-in-severe-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia
#9
Naoyuki Miyashita, Mitsuo Narita, Takaaki Tanaka, Hiroto Akaike, Hideto Teranishi, Tomohiro Oishi, Takashi Nakano, Kazunobu Ouchi, Niro Okimoto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513418/flagellar-expression-in-clinical-isolates-of-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae
#10
Alejandro Carabarin-Lima, Patricia Lozano-Zarain, Miguel Castañeda-Lucio, Claudia Fabiola Martínez de la Peña, Julieta Martinez-Garcia, Norarizbeth Lara Flores, Elías Campos de la Cruz, Sirenia González-Posos, Rosa Del Carmen Rocha-Gracia
PURPOSE: Haemophilus influenzae is a commensal organism found in the upper respiratory tract of humans. When H. influenzae becomes a pathogen, these bacteria can move out of their commensal niche and cause multiple respiratory tract diseases such as otitis media, sinusitis, conjunctivitis and bronchitis in children, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults. However, H. influenzae is currently considered a non-flagellate bacterium. METHODOLOGY AND RESULTS: In this study, 90 clinical isolates of H...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513417/carriage-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-hiv-infected-children-in-zimbabwe
#11
S M S Wilmore, K Kranzer, A Williams, B Makamure, A F Nhidza, J Mayini, T Bandason, J Metcalfe, M P Nicol, I Balakrishnan, M J Ellington, N Woodford, S Hopkins, T D McHugh, R A Ferrand
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is an emerging global health issue. Data on the epidemiology of multidrug-resistant organisms are scarce for Africa, especially in HIV-infected individuals who often have frequent contact with healthcare. We investigated the prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) carriage in stool among HIV-infected children attending an HIV outpatient department in Harare, Zimbabwe. METHODS: We recruited children who were stable on antiretroviral therapy (ART) attending a HIV clinic from August 2014 to June 2015...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504927/mechanisms-of-quinolone-action-and-resistance-where-do-we-stand
#12
Susana Correia, Patrícia Poeta, Michel Hébraud, José Luis Capelo, Gilberto Igrejas
Quinolone antibiotics represent one of the most important classes of anti-infective agents and, although still clinically valuable, their use has been compromised by the increasing emergence of resistant strains, which has become a prevalent clinical problem. Quinolones act by inhibiting the activity of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV - two essential bacterial enzymes that modulate the chromosomal supercoiling required for critical nucleic acid processes. The acquisition of quinolone resistance is recognized to be multifactorial and complex...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504926/accurate-differentiation-of-mycobacterium-chimaera-from-mycobacterium-intracellulare-by-maldi-tof-ms-analysis
#13
Arthur B Pranada, Ellen Witt, Michael Bienia, Markus Kostrzewa, Markus Timke
PURPOSE: The increasing number of infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has prompted the need for rapid and precise identification methods of these pathogens. Several studies report the applicability of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry (MS) for identification of NTM. However, some closely related species have very similar spectral mass fingerprints, and until recently, Mycobacterium chimaera and M. intracellulare could not be separated from each other by MALDI-TOF MS. METHODOLOGY: The conventional identification methods used in routine diagnostics have similar limitations...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504925/comparative-diagnostic-test-evaluation-of-serum-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-in-suspected-bloodstream-infections-in-children-with-cancer
#14
Swapna R Nath, Sabeena Jayapalan, Harikumaran Nair, P Kusumakumary, N S Prema, T Priyakumari, K Rajamohanan
PURPOSE: To compute diagnostic test properties of C-reactive protein (CRP) and serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels in bloodstream infections in children with cancer and suspected sepsis, in comparison with blood culture as the gold standard. METHODOLOGY: Consecutive paediatric cancer patients, aged ≤14 years, with clinically suspected bloodstream infections were evaluated with blood culture and assay of PCT and CRP levels. Blood culture was taken as the gold standard for comparison...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504620/identification-of-a-distinctive-phenotype-for-endocarditis-associated-clonal-complex-22-mrsa-isolates-with-reduced-vancomycin-susceptibility
#15
Helene Marbach, Eve Boakes, Steven Lynham, Malcolm Ward, Jonathan A Otter, Jonathan D Edgeworth
PURPOSE: We previously identified an association between CC22 meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infection isolates with an elevated vancomycin MIC (V-MIC) in the susceptible range (1.5-2 mg l-1) and endocarditis. This study explores whether these isolates have a specific phenotype consistent with the clinical findings. METHODOLOGY: CC22 and CC30 MRSA isolates with high (1.5-2 mg l-1) and low (≤0.5 mg l-1) V-MICs were tested for fibrinogen and fibronectin binding, virulence in a Galleria mellonella caterpillar model, phenol soluble modulin production and accessory gene regulator (agr) expression...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485710/epidemiological-typing-of-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-which-causes-paediatric-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-egypt
#16
Eman R Mohamed, Sherine A Aly, Hamada M Halby, Shabaan H Ahmed, Amira M Zakaria, Osama M El-Asheer
PURPOSE: Multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae is a common nosocomial pathogen that plays an important role in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). This study aimed to define the clonal relatedness of K. pneumoniae strains isolated from paediatric VAP in addition to those isolated from environmental samples. METHODOLOGY: This study included 19 clinical and 4 environmental K. pneumoniae isolates recovered from the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in Assiut University Children's Hospital...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485709/occurrence-and-characterization-of-class-1-integrons-in-escherichia-coli-from-healthy-individuals-and-those-with-urinary-infection
#17
Clarisse Oliveira-Pinto, Cristiane Diamantino, Patrícia L Oliveira, Mariana P Reis, Patrícia S Costa, Magna C Paiva, Regina M D Nardi, Paula P Magalhães, Edmar Chartone-Souza, Andréa M A Nascimento
PURPOSE: Class 1 integrons are among the main vehicles that facilitate the spread of antibiotic-resistance genes, with serious public health consequences. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the presence of class 1 integrons and to characterize their variable regions, as well as the antimicrobial resistance profiles and phylogenetic groups of a collection of Escherichia coli isolates recovered from healthy subjects (n=42) and those with urinary infection (n=40). METHODOLOGY: The methods used included PCR, sequencing and antimicrobial susceptibility testing...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485708/molecular-study-of-carbapenemase-genes-in-clinical-isolates-of-enterobacteriaceae-resistant-to-carbapenems-and-determining-their-clonal-relationship-using-pulsed-field-gel-electrophoresis
#18
Fereshteh Shahcheraghi, Mohammad Mehdi Aslani, Hassan Mahmoudi, Zahra Karimitabar, Hamid Solgi, Abbas Bahador, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani
PURPOSE: Enterobacteriaceae is a large family of Gram-negative bacteria that are considered as normal gut flora. They are the most common human pathogens. The main objective of this study was to investigate the carbapenemase genes in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae resistant to carbapenem antibiotics and determine their clonal relationship using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). METHODOLOGY: In the present study, bacteria were isolated and identified via conventional biochemical tests and API 20NE...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481740/prevalence-and-species-distribution-of-achromobacter-sp-cultured-from-cystic-fibrosis-patients-attending-the-aarhus-centre-in-denmark
#19
Sinne Søberg Gade, Niels Nørskov-Lauritsen, Winnie Ridderberg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470147/assessment-of-urinary-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-orbifloxacin-in-healthy-dogs-with-ex-vivo-modelling
#20
Takae Shimizu, Kazuki Harada, Saki Manabe, Taku Tsukamoto, Norihiko Ito, Yoshiaki Hikasa
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the urinary pharmacokinetics (PK) of orbifloxacin (OBFX) administered at 5 mg kg-1 in six healthy dogs. A further aim was to use an ex vivo model to evaluate the urinary PK and pharmacodynamics (PD) of OBFX to determine its urinary bactericidal titre (UBT), which represents the maximal dilution of urine allowing bactericidal activity. METHODOLOGY: Fourteen urinary tract infection (UTI) pathogenic strains of five bacterial species (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus mirabilis and Staphylococcuspseudintermedius) were used...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
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