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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414107/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-bacteroides-fragilis-group-organisms-in-hong-kong-by-the-tentative-eucast-disc-diffusion-method
#1
Pak-Leung Ho, Chong-Yee Yau, Lok-Yan Ho, Eileen Ling-Yi Lai, Melissa Chun-Jiao Liu, Cindy Wing-Sze Tse, Kin-Hung Chow
This study used a recently developed EUCAST disc diffusion method to measure the susceptibility of 741 B. fragilis group isolates to six antibiotics. Isolates nonsusceptible to imipenem and metronidazole by the disc method were further investigated by E-test. Species identification was obtained by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), PCR assays and 16S rRNA sequencing. The most common species were B. fragilis (n = 424, including 81 division II and 343 division I isolates), B...
April 14, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408274/bifidobacterium-longum-vertebrodiscitis-in-a-patient-with-cirrhosis-and-prostate-cancer
#2
Heather L Wilson, Chong Wei Ong
Bifidobacterium species are anaerobic, Gram-positive bacilli that colonize the human intestinal tract and oral cavity. They are an infrequent cause of invasive human infection. We report a case of Bifidobacterium longum lumbar vertebrodiscitis in a 71 year old man who was subsequently diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and prostate cancer. The clinical outcome was good following antibiotic treatment with penicillin and clindamycin. The laboratory identification of Bifidobacterium species and risk factors for invasive infection are discussed...
April 10, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392309/rumen-microbial-and-fermentation-characteristics-are-affected-differently-by-acarbose-addition-during-two-nutritional-types-of-simulated-severe-subacute-ruminal-acidosis-in%C3%A2-vitro
#3
Yue Wang, Junhua Liu, Yuyang Yin, Weiyun Zhu, Shengyong Mao
Little information is available on whether or not the effect of an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor on the prevention of ruminal acidosis is influenced by the type of diet during ruminant feeding. This study was conducted to explore the effect of acarbose addition on the prevention of severe subacute ruminal acidosis induced by either cracked wheat or beet pulp in vitro. Cracked wheat and beet pulp were fermented in vitro by rumen microorganisms obtained from three dairy cows. When cracked wheat was used as the substrate and fermented for 24 h, compared with the control, acarbose addition decreased the concentrations of acetate, propionate, butyrate, total volatile fatty acids, and lactate (P < 0...
April 7, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389412/endocarditis-caused-by-anaerobic-bacteria
#4
M Kestler, P Muñoz, M Marín, M A Goenaga, P Idígoras Viedma, A de Alarcón, J A Lepe, D Sousa Regueiro, J M Bravo-Ferrer, M Pajarón, C Costas, M V García-López, C Hidalgo-Tenorio, M Moreno, E Bouza
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis (IE) caused by anaerobic bacteria is a rare and poorly characterized disease. Most data reported in the literature are from case reports [1-3]. Therefore, we assessed the situation of anaerobic IE (AIE) in Spain using the database of the Spanish Collaboration on Endocarditis (GAMES). METHODS: We performed a prospective study from 2008 to 2016 in 26 Spanish centers. We included 2491 consecutive cases of definite IE (Duke criteria)...
April 5, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373121/metabonomics-based-analysis-of-brachyspira-pilosicoli-s-response-to-tiamulin-reveals-metabolic-activity-despite-significant-growth-inhibition
#5
Caroline Ivanne Le Roy, Jade Louise Passey, Martin John Woodward, Roberto Marcello La Ragione, Sandrine Paule Claus
Pathogenic anaerobes Brachyspira spp. are responsible for an increasing number of Intestinal Spirochaetosis (IS) cases in livestock against which few approved treatments are available. Tiamulin is used to treat swine dysentery caused by Brachyspira spp. and recently has been used to handle avian intestinal spirochaetosis (AIS). The therapeutic dose used in chickens requires further evaluation since cases of bacterial resistance to tiamulin have been reported. In this study, we evaluated the impact of tiamulin at varying concentrations on the metabolism of B...
March 31, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351698/pretreatment-of-poultry-manure-for-efficient-biogas-production-as-monosubstrate-or-co-fermentation-with-maize-silage-and-corn-stover
#6
Tamás Böjti, Kornél L Kovács, Balázs Kakuk, Roland Wirth, Gábor Rákhely, Zoltán Bagi
Water extraction of raw chicken manure elevated the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio 2.7-fold, i.e. from 7.48 to 19.81. The treated chicken manure (T-CM) thus became suitable for biogas fermentation as monosubstrate. Improved methane production was achieved in co-fermentations with either maize silage (24% more methane) or corn stover (19% more methane) relative to T-CM monosubstrate. The standardized biogas potential assay indicated that the methane yields varied with the organic loading rate between 160 and 250 mL CH4/g organic total solid (oTS)...
March 25, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341558/biomethane-the-energy-storage-platform-chemical-and-greenhouse-gas-mitigation-target
#7
Zoltán Bagi, Norbert Ács, Tamás Böjti, Balázs Kakuk, Gábor Rákhely, Orsolya Strang, Márk Szuhaj, Roland Wirth, Kornél L Kovács
Results in three areas of anaerobic microbiology in which methane formation and utilization plays central part are reviewed. a.) Bio-methane formation by reduction of carbon dioxide in the power-to-gas process and the various possibilities of improvement of the process is a very intensively studied topic recently. From the numerous potential methods of exploiting methane of biological origin two aspects are discussed in detail. b.) Methane can serve as a platform chemical in various chemical and biochemical synthetic processes...
March 22, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330774/three-variants-of-the-leukotoxin-gene-in-human-isolates-of-fusobacterium-necrophorum-subspecies-funduliforme
#8
Karin Holm, Mattias Collin, Lena Hagelskjær-Kristensen, Anders Jensen, Magnus Rasmussen
Leukotoxin is a well-known virulence factor of animal isolates of Fusobacterium necrophorum subspecies necrophorum, and is also expressed by animal isolates of subspecies funduliforme, whereas its presence in isolates from humans has not been fully established. In this study we found that the leukotoxin gene was present in all tested F. necrophorum isolates from humans. Three sequence variants were found, two of which have not been described previously. The sequence types correlated to source of infection...
March 19, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323133/the-effect-of-penicillin-administration-in-early-life-on-murine-gut-microbiota-and-blood-lymphocyte-subsets
#9
Jaroslaw Daniluk, Urszula Daniluk, Malgorzata Rusak, Milena Dabrowska, Joanna Reszec, Magdalena Garbowicz, Kinga Huminska, Andrzej Dabrowski
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Antibiotics have many beneficial effects but their uncontrolled use may lead to increased risk of serious diseases in the future. Our hypothesis is that an early antibiotic exposition may affect immune system by altering gut microbiota. Therefore, the aim of the study was to determine the effect of penicillin treatment on gut microorganisms and immune system of mice. METHODS: 21-days old C57BL6/J/cmdb male mice were treated with low-dose of penicillin (study group) or water only (control group) for 4 weeks...
March 18, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323135/effect-of-bioaugmentation-by-cellulolytic-bacteria-enriched-from-sheep-rumen-on-methane-production-from-wheat-straw
#10
E Gozde Ozbayram, Sabine Kleinsteuber, Marcell Nikolausz, Bahar Ince, Orhan Ince
The aim of this study was to determine the potential of bioaugmentation with cellulolytic rumen microbiota to enhance the anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic feedstock. An anaerobic cellulolytic culture was enriched from sheep rumen fluid using wheat straw as substrate under mesophilic conditions. To investigate the effects of bioaugmentation on methane production from straw, the enrichment culture was added to batch reactors in proportions of 2% (Set-1) and 4% (Set-2) of the microbial cell number of the standard inoculum slurry...
March 17, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323134/effect-of-operating-temperature-on-anaerobic-digestion-of-the-brazilian-waterweed-egeria-densa-and-its-microbial-community
#11
Keiko Watanabe, Mitsuhiko Koyama, Junko Ueda, Syuhei Ban, Norio Kurosawa, Tatsuki Toda
To develop an effective treatment for the globally invasive Brazilian waterweed Egeria densa, anaerobic digestion was observed at 37 °C, 55 °C, and 65 °C. The average methane production rate at 55 °C was 220 mL L(-1) day(-1), which was two-fold that at 37 °C and 65 °C. Volatile fatty acid accumulation was detected under thermophilic conditions; however, although there was methane production, the system did not shutdown. The microbial communities differed between mesophilic (37 °C) and thermophilic (55 °C and 65 °C) conditions...
March 16, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315382/characterization-of-vaginal-lactobacillus-species-by-rplk-based-multiplex-qpcr-in-russian-women
#12
Vladimir V Demkin, Stanislav I Koshechkin
We describe a multiplex qPCR assay for identification and quantitative assessment of a set of vaginal Lactobacillus species, including L. acidophilus, L. crispatus, L. gasseri, L. helveticus, L. iners, and L. jensenii. The assay extends the previously developed qPCR method for Lactobacillus detection and total quantification based on targeting the rplK gene. Both assays use only single pair of primers and a set of probes combined in three reactions, comprising a vaginal Lactobacillus diagnostic assay panel...
March 14, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300642/distribution-and-phylogeny-of-brachyspira-spp-in-human-intestinal-spirochetosis-revealed-by-fish-and-16s-rrna-gene-analysis
#13
Pablo Rojas, Annett Petrich, Julia Schulze, Alexandra Wiessner, Christoph Loddenkemper, Hans-Jörg Epple, William Sterlacci, Michael Vieth, Judith Kikhney, Annette Moter
During six years as German National Consultant Laboratory for Spirochetes we investigated 149 intestinal biopsies from 91 patients, which were histopathologically diagnosed with human intestinal spirochetosis (HIS), using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) combined with 16S rRNA gene PCR and sequencing. Aim of this study was to complement histopathological findings with FISH and PCR for definite diagnosis and species identification of the causative pathogens. HIS is characterized by colonization of the colonic mucosa of the human distal intestinal tract by Brachyspira spp...
March 12, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288825/demand-driven-biogas-production-by-flexible-feeding-in-full-scale-process-stability-and-flexibility-potentials
#14
E Mauky, S Weinrich, H F Jacobi, H J Nägele, J Liebetrau, M Nelles
For future energy supply systems with high proportions from renewable energy sources, biogas plants are a promising option to supply demand-driven electricity to compensate the divergence between energy demand and energy supply by uncontrolled sources like wind and solar. Apart expanding gas storage capacity a demand-oriented feeding with the aim of flexible gas production can be an effective alternative. The presented study demonstrated a high degree of intraday flexibility (up to 50% compared to the average) and a potential for an electricity shutdown of up to 3 days (decreasing gas production by more than 60%) by flexible feeding in full-scale...
March 10, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285095/quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-extracellular-matrix-extracted-from-mono-and-dual-species-biofilms-of-fusobacterium-nucleatum-and-porphyromonas-gingivalis
#15
Marwan Mansoor Ali Mohammed, Veronika Kuchařová Pettersen, Audun H Nerland, Harald G Wiker, Vidar Bakken
The Gram-negative bacteria Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis are members of a complex dental biofilm associated with periodontal disease. In this study, we cultured F. nucleatum and P. gingivalis as mono- and dual-species biofilms, and analyzed the protein composition of the biofilms extracellular polymeric matrix (EPM) by high-resolution liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Label-free quantitative proteomic analysis was used for identification of proteins and sequence-based functional characterization for their classification and prediction of possible roles in EPM...
March 9, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285096/periprosthetic-joint-infection-by-propionibacterium-acnes-clinical-differences-between-monomicrobial-versus-polymicrobial-infection
#16
Raúl Figa, David Muñetón, Lucía Gómez, Alfredo Matamala, Mayli Lung, Eva Cuchi, Pablo S Corona
OBJECTIVE: To compare a series of monomicrobial Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) knee and hip periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) cases with cases of polymicrobial PJI which included P. acnes. We hypothesized that the presence of a polymicrobial P. acnes infection would lead to worse outcomes than those in cases of monomicrobial P. acnes PJI. METHODS: Retrospective multicentre study. All patients with hip or knee PJIs including P. acnes diagnosed from August-2002 to July-2013 in two university hospitals were included...
March 8, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286023/peritoneal-infection-due-to-peptoniphilus-harei-in-a-patient-with-intestinal-occlusion
#17
Fernando Cobo, Javier Rodríguez-Granger, Antonio Sampedro, José María Navarro-Marí
Peptoniphilus harei is a Gram-positive anaerobic coccus mainly involved in polymicrobial infections. We report a case of peritoneal infection in a patient with intestinal occlusion. A 48-year-old woman presented with ascitis after an occlusive syndrome. Culture of peritoneal fluid resulted on P. harei isolation. Treatment was performed and resolution of this infection was documented.
March 7, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286022/first-report-of-human-infection-by-christensenella-minuta-a-gram-negative-strickly-anaerobic-rod-that-inhabits-the-human-intestine
#18
Beatriz Lopez Alonso, Alvaro Irigoyen von Sierakowski, Juan Antonio Sáez Nieto, Antonio Beltran Rosel
Christensenella minuta is a Gram-negative strictly anaerobic short rod that inhabits the human gut. This bacterium was isolated in a mixed infection with Desulfovibrio desulfuricansfrom the blood of a patient with a diagnosis of acute appendicitis. The strain was identified by 16S rRNA sequence analysis. As far as we know, this is the first time C.minuta has been isolated from a human clinical specimen.
March 7, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279858/characterization-of-isolates-of-eisenbergiella-tayi-a-strictly-anaerobic-gram-stain-variable-bacillus-recovered-from-human-clinical-materials-in-canada
#19
Kathryn Bernard, Tamara Burdz, Deborah Wiebe, Brittany M Balcewich, Tina Zimmerman, Philippe Lagacé-Wiens, Linda M N Hoang, Anne-Marie Bernier
Eisenbergiella gen. nov. was proposed in 2014 to describe an obligate anaerobic, structurally Gram-positive but Gram-stain-negative-appearing bacillus recovered from the blood culture of an elderly Israeli man. Here, we describe features for eight blood culture isolates as well one appendix-derived isolate, recovered from seven patients located in two Canadian provinces, which by 16S rRNA gene sequencing, were identifiable as Eisenbergiella tayi, the sole validly- named species in this genus. After whole genome sequencing, isolates were found to be essentially identical (96...
March 7, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279860/inhibition-of-spore-germination-growth-and-toxin-activity-of-clinically-relevant-c-%C3%A2-difficile-strains-by-gut-microbiota-derived-secondary-bile-acids
#20
Rajani Thanissery, Jenessa A Winston, Casey M Theriot
The changing epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infection over the past decades presents a significant challenge in the management of C. difficile associated diseases. The gastrointestinal tract microbiota provides colonization resistance against C. difficile, and growing evidence suggests that gut microbial derived secondary bile acids (SBAs) play a role. We hypothesized that the C. difficile life cycle; spore germination and outgrowth, growth, and toxin production, of strains that vary by age and ribotype will differ in their sensitivity to SBAs...
March 6, 2017: Anaerobe
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