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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533691/microbiome-disruption-and-recovery-in-the-fish-gambusia-affinis-following-exposure-to-broad-spectrum-antibiotic
#1
Jeanette M Carlson, Annie B Leonard, Embriette R Hyde, Joseph F Petrosino, Todd P Primm
Antibiotics are a relatively common disturbance to the normal microbiota of humans and agricultural animals, sometimes resulting in severe side effects such as antibiotic-associated enterocolitis. Gambusia affinis was used as a vertebrate model for effects of a broad-spectrum antibiotic, rifampicin, on the skin and gut mucosal microbiomes. The fish were exposed to the antibiotic in the water column for 1 week, and then monitored during recovery. As observed via culture, viable counts from the skin microbiome dropped strongly yet returned to pretreatment levels by 1...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490894/uniform-related-infection-control-practices-of-dental-students
#2
Yazan Aljohani, Mohammed Almutadares, Khalid Alfaifi, Mona El Madhoun, Maysoon H Albahiti, Nadia Al-Hazmi
BACKGROUND: Uniform-related infection control practices are sometimes overlooked and underemphasized. In Saudi Arabia, personal protective equipment must meet global standards for infection control, but the country's Islamic legislature also needs to be taken into account. AIM: To assess uniform-related infection control practices of a group of dental students in a dental school in Saudi Arabia and compare the results with existing literature related to cross-contamination through uniforms in the dental field...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458567/drug-resistance-in-influenza-a-virus-the-epidemiology-and-management
#3
REVIEW
Mazhar Hussain, Henry D Galvin, Tatt Y Haw, Ashley N Nutsford, Matloob Husain
Influenza A virus (IAV) is the sole cause of the unpredictable influenza pandemics and deadly zoonotic outbreaks and constitutes at least half of the cause of regular annual influenza epidemics in humans. Two classes of anti-IAV drugs, adamantanes and neuraminidase (NA) inhibitors (NAIs) targeting the viral components M2 ion channel and NA, respectively, have been approved to treat IAV infections. However, IAV rapidly acquired resistance against both classes of drugs by mutating these viral components. The adamantane-resistant IAV has established itself in nature, and a majority of the IAV subtypes, especially the most common H1N1 and H3N2, circulating globally are resistant to adamantanes...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458566/usefulness-of-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-to-identify-pathogens-including-polymicrobial-samples-directly-from-blood-culture-broths
#4
Maya Hariu, Yuji Watanabe, Nozomi Oikawa, Masafumi Seki
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (TOF-MS) is now widely used to detect pathogens in clinical settings in Japan. Here, we report the ability of TOF-MS to detect bacteria from blood culture (BC) broths, and compare the efficacy of TOF-MS to that of conventional culture methods. Bacteria were correctly detected from 63 monomicrobial samples within 80 minutes; results matched those obtained by conventional BC methods, although the conventional methods took 2-3 days. In addition to the 63 monomicrobial samples, another three polymicrobial samples were tested; notably, the infecting bacteria were not correctly identified in two of these three samples...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435302/in-situ-detection-of-chlamydia-pneumoniae-c-trachomatis-and-cytokines-among-cardiovascular-diseased-patients-from-the-amazon-region-of-brazil
#5
Larissa S Freitas, Núbia Caroline C Almeida, Maria Alice Freitas Queiroz, Marcelo M Zaninotto, Hellen T Fuzii, Alfredo Ribeiro-Silva, Antonio Cr Vallinoto, Marluísa Og Ishak, Juarez As Quaresma, Ricardo Ishak
BACKGROUND: Chronic coronary artery disease has been associated, as a consequence of the local inflammatory reaction with previous or persistent infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae, which led to the investigation of the association of cardiovascular disease and previous infection with C. trachomatis and the role of cytokine profile (in situ) markers in the vascular system tissues. METHODS: Sixty-nine biopsies were collected for immunohistochemical analysis for the presence of IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α, IFN-γ, TGF-β, and IL-10, in 16 fragments from atheromatous plaques, 32 aorta fragments, and 21 valve fragments, using a tissue microarray technique for paraffin embedded tissues...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405168/the-black-evil-affecting-patients-with-diabetes-a-case-of-rhino-orbito-cerebral-mucormycosis-causing-garcin-syndrome
#6
Santhosh Narayanan, Geetha Panarkandy, Gomathy Subramaniam, Chandni Radhakrishnan, N K Thulaseedharan, Neeraj Manikath, Sreejith Ramaswamy, Suma Radhakrishnan, Danish Ekkalayil
Mucormycosis is a life-threatening infection affecting patients with diabetes. It is an angioinvasive disease often resistant to treatment with a debilitating course and high mortality. Here, we report a case of a 45 year old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus who presented to us with history of right-sided ptosis and facial palsy, and subsequently developed loss of vision and palatal palsy. She was in diabetic ketoacidosis. Nervous system examination revealed involvement of right second, third, fourth, sixth, seventh, ninth, and tenth cranial nerves, suggestive of Garcin syndrome...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352198/antimicrobial-susceptibility-profile-treatment-outcome-and-serotype-distribution-of-clinical-isolates-of-salmonella-enterica-subspecies-enterica-a-2-year-study-from-kerala-south-india
#7
Deepa Harichandran, Kavitha Radhakrishnan Dinesh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Typhoid and paratyphoid fever continue to be important causes of illness and death in parts of Asia, being associated with poor sanitation and consumption of unsafe food and water. Antimicrobial resistance has emerged to traditional first-line drugs, namely, the fluoroquinolones, as well as to third-generation cephalosporins, posing challenges to treatment. Azithromycin has proven to be an effective alternative for treatment of uncomplicated typhoid fever. The purpose of this study was to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility, clinical outcome and serotype distribution pattern of clinical isolates belonging to Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331350/risk-factors-for-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-among-tuberculosis-patients-a-case-control-study
#8
Abdulhalik Workicho, Wondwosen Kassahun, Fessahaye Alemseged
BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) did not receive major attention until recently in sub-Saharan Africa where the tuberculosis incidence and risk factors are highest. Factors leading to development of drug resistance need to be understood to develop appropriate control strategies for national programs. The objective of this study was to identify the risk factors for MDR-TB among tuberculosis patients. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted to assess sociodemographic, behavioral and clinical risk factors using a structured questionnaire and clinical record reviewing...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331349/antibiotic-resistance-among-helicobacter-pylori-clinical-isolates-in-lima-peru
#9
Kevin F Boehnke, Manuel Valdivieso, Alejandro Bussalleu, Rachael Sexton, Kathryn C Thompson, Soledad Osorio, Italo Novoa Reyes, John J Crowley, Laurence H Baker, Chuanwu Xi
OBJECTIVES: Gastric carcinoma is the most common cancer and cause of cancer mortality in Peru. Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that colonizes the human stomach, is a Group 1 carcinogen due to its causal relationship to gastric carcinoma. While eradication of H. pylori can help prevent gastric cancer, characterizing regional antibiotic resistance patterns is necessary to determine targeted treatment for each region. Thus, we examined primary antibiotic resistance in clinical isolates of H...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331348/molecular-detection-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-among-smear-positive-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-in-jigjiga-town-ethiopia
#10
Mussie Brhane, Ameha Kebede, Yohannes Petros
BACKGROUND: Molecular methods that target drug resistance mutations are suitable approaches for rapid drug susceptibility testing to detect multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The aim of the study was to determine MDR-TB cases and to analyze the frequency of gene mutations associated with rifampicin (RIF) and/or isoniazid (INH) resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis among smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients. METHODS: Institution-based cross-sectional study design was employed...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280373/effect-of-a-small-molecule-lipid-ii-binder-on-bacterial-cell-wall-stress
#11
Jakob Malin, Amol C Shetty, Sean C Daugherty, Erik Ph de Leeuw
We have recently identified small molecule compounds that act as binders of Lipid II, an essential precursor of bacterial cell wall biosynthesis. Lipid II comprised a hydrophilic head group that includes a peptidoglycan subunit composed of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) and N-acetylmuramic acid (MurNAc) coupled to a short pentapeptide moiety. This headgroup is coupled to a long bactoprenol chain via a pyrophosphate group. Here, we report on the cell wall activity relationship of dimethyl-3-methyl(phenyl)amino-ethenylcyclohexylidene-propenyl-3-ethyl-1,3-benzothiazolium iodide (compound 5107930) obtained by functional and genetic analyses...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260935/post-influenza-aspergillosis-do-not-underestimate-influenza-b
#12
REVIEW
Eric Fl Nulens, Marc Jc Bourgeois, Marijke Bml Reynders
Our objective is to highlight and focus on post-influenza aspergillosis, triggered by influenza B virus. This relatively new clinical entity is often associated with a fulminant course of respiratory decline and high mortality. A 51-year immunocompetent woman, without any medical history or risk factors for developing a complicated influenza infection, was admitted to the intensive care unit. During admission, she presented with an afebrile flu-like syndrome, myocarditis, rhabdomyolysis, multiple organ failure, and evolved to severe respiratory distress...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203097/cerebral-malaria-insight-into-pathogenesis-complications-and-molecular-biomarkers
#13
Farah Hafiz Yusuf, Muhammad Yusuf Hafiz, Maria Shoaib, Syed Ahsanuddin Ahmed
Cerebral malaria is a medical emergency. All patients with Plasmodium falciparum malaria with neurologic manifestations of any degree should be urgently treated as cases of cerebral malaria. Pathogenesis of cerebral malaria is due to damaged vascular endothelium by parasite sequestration, inflammatory cytokine production and vascular leakage, which result in brain hypoxia, as indicated by increased lactate and alanine concentrations. The levels of the biomarkers' histidine-rich protein II, angiopoietin-Tie-2 system and plasma osteoprotegrin serve as diagnostic and prognostic markers...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203096/burden-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia-among-hospitalized-patients-in-lebanon-and-saudi-arabia
#14
Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Adel F Alothman, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Seema Haider, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe the real-world treatment patterns and burden of suspected or confirmed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study evaluated 2011-2012 data from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of MRSA pneumonia, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203095/burden-and-treatment-patterns-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-hospitalized-patients-in-the-middle-east-real-world-data-from-saudi-arabia-and-lebanon
#15
Adel F Alothman, Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal M Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Claudie Charbonneau, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to document the burden and treatment patterns associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) due to Candida and Aspergillus species in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study was conducted using data recorded from 2011 to 2012 from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of IFI due to Candida or Aspergillus, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182124/extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-and-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-among-ethiopian-children
#16
Melese Hailu Legese, Gebru Mulugeta Weldearegay, Daniel Asrat
BACKGROUND: Infections by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase- (ESBL) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are an emerging problem in children nowadays. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of ESBL- and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among children suspected of septicemia and urinary tract infections (UTIs). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from January to March 2014. A total of 322 study participants suspected of septicemia and UTIs were recruited...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144154/occurrence-of-extended-spectrum-and-ampc-%C3%AE-lactamases-in-multiple-drug-resistant-salmonella-isolates-from-clinical-samples-in-lagos-nigeria
#17
K O Akinyemi, Bamidele Abiodun Iwalokun, Akeeb O Bola Oyefolu, C O Fakorede
PURPOSE: Salmonella spp. are important foodborne pathogens exhibiting increasing resistance to antimicrobial drugs. Resistance to broad-spectrum β-lactams, mediated by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and AmpC β-lactamase enzymes is fast spreading and has had negative impacts on the clinical outcomes, particularly on third-generation cephalosporins. This study investigated the carriage of AmpC gene among multidrug-resistant Salmonella spp. from Lagos, Nigeria. METHODS: Forty Salmonella spp...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096686/peptide-consensus-sequence-determination-for-the-enhancement-of-the-antimicrobial-activity-and-selectivity-of-antimicrobial-peptides
#18
Ammar Almaaytah, Ya'u Ajingi, Ahmad Abualhaijaa, Shadi Tarazi, Nizar Alshar'i, Qosay Al-Balas
The rise of multidrug-resistant bacteria is causing a serious threat to the world's human population. Recent reports have identified bacterial strains displaying pan drug resistance against antibiotics and generating fears among medical health specialists that humanity is on the dawn of entering a post-antibiotics era. Global research is currently focused on expanding the lifetime of current antibiotics and the development of new antimicrobial agents to tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance. In the present study, we designed a novel consensus peptide named "Pepcon" through peptide consensus sequence determination among members of a highly homologous group of scorpion antimicrobial peptides...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994476/a-novel-combination-approach-of-human-polyclonal-ivig-and-antibiotics-against-multidrug-resistant-gram-positive-bacteria
#19
Mariam Madkour Sallam, Khaled Abou-Aisha, Mohamed El-Azizi
BACKGROUND: Gram-positive bacteria, especially methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and enterococci, have shown a remarkable ability to develop resistance to antimicrobial agents. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess possible enhancement of the antimicrobial activity of vancomycin, amoxicillin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin by human polyclonal intravenous immunoglobulin G (IVIG) against 34 multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacterial isolates, including MRSA, Enterococcus faecium, and Enterococcus faecalis...
2016: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994475/isavuconazole-for-the-treatment-of-invasive-aspergillosis-and-mucormycosis-current-evidence-safety-efficacy-and-clinical-recommendations
#20
REVIEW
Suganthini Krishnan Natesan, Pranatharthi H Chandrasekar
The majority of invasive mold infections diagnosed in immunocompromised cancer patients include invasive aspergillosis (IA) and mucormycosis. Despite timely and effective therapy, mortality remains considerable. Antifungal agents currently available for the management of these serious infections include triazoles, polyenes, and echinocandins. Until recently, posaconazole has been the only triazole with a broad spectrum of anti-mold activity against both Aspergillus sp. and mucorales. Other clinically available triazoles voriconazole and itraconazole, with poor activity against mucorales, have significant drug interactions in addition to a side effect profile inherent for all triazoles...
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