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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319517/characterisation-of-antimicrobial-properties-of-extracts-of-selected-medicinal-plants
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Monika Cioch, Paweł Satora, Magdalena Skotniczny, Dorota Semik-Szczurak, Tomasz Tarko
The scope of the experiments included analysis of the antimicrobial activity of ethanolic, methanolic and aqueous extracts against bacterial and fungal cultures and determination of the minimum inhibitory concentration of plant extracts tested microbial growth. Analysis of the antifungal and antibacterial activity was carried out by the disc diffusion method using paper discs. In the experiment 11 species of microorganisms - 8 bacterial and 3 fungal strains were used. The highest antimicrobial activity against the tested strains was demonstrated by black elder (Sambucus nigra L...
December 4, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303686/microbiologic-analysis-of-complicated-and-uncomplicated-acute-appendicitis
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Andrés García-Marín, Mercedes Pérez-López, Elena Martínez-Guerrero, Lorena Rodríguez-Cazalla, Antonio Compañ-Rosique
BACKGROUND: Microbiologic studies suggest that complicated (CAA) and uncomplicated (UAA) acute appendicitis are different entities. Routine peritoneal fluid cultures continue to be controversially related to a low positive rate, found mainly in UAA; to isolation of typical micro-organisms with expected susceptibilities; and to a community-acquired intra-abdominal infection. The aim of this study was to describe microbiologic isolates in CAA and UAA and the usefulness of peritoneal fluid cultures to determine the susceptibilities to our antibiotic therapy guidelines...
January 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303023/a-multicentre-survey-of-the-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-clinical-bacteroides-species-from-hungary
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Károly Péter Sárvári, József Sóki, Katalin Kristóf, Emese Juhász, Cecília Miszti, Krisztina Latkóczy, Szilvia Zsóka Melegh, Edit Urbán
BACKGROUND: The species of the Bacteroides fragilis group are important components of human microbiota, but as opportunistic pathogens they can be the causative agents of severe infections. METHODS: The major aims of our investigation were the evaluation of the susceptibility of 400 different Hungarian B. fragilis group isolates to 10 antibiotics by the agar dilution method, the comparison of our resistance data with previous national and international antibiotic resistance data and the comparison of present data in regional aspect...
January 5, 2018: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300785/management-of-minor-ailments-in-a-community-pharmacy-setting-findings-from-simulated-visits-and-qualitative-study-in-gondar-town-ethiopia
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Asnakew Achaw Ayele, Abebe Basazn Mekuria, Henok Getachew Tegegn, Begashaw Melaku Gebresillassie, Alemayehu Birhane Mekonnen, Daniel Asfaw Erku
Community pharmacy professionals are being widely accepted as sources of treatment and advice for managing minor ailments, largely owing to their location at the heart of the community. The aim of the present study was, therefore, to document the involvement of community pharmacy professionals in the management of minor ailments and perceived barriers that limit their provision of such services. Simulated patient (SP) visits combined with a qualitative study using in-depth interviews was conducted among community pharmacy professionals in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291486/pharmacodynamic-interactions-of-amikacin-with-selected-%C3%AE-lactams-and-fluoroquinolones-against-canine-escherichia-coli-isolates
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Georgios A Delis, Victoria I Siarkou, Elpida I Vingopoulou, Maria Koutsoviti-Papadopoulou, Georgios C Batzias
Knowledge of in vitro antimicrobial interactions can serve as a guide for clinical application of combination antimicrobial regimens. The aim of the present study was to determine the pharmacodynamic interactions of amikacin with either amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, ceftazidime, enrofloxacin or marbofloxacin against clinical canine Escherichia coli isolates. Bactericidal activity of individual antimicrobials was assessed by use of static kill curves. Interactions between amikacin and each of the β-lactams or fluoroquinolones were subsequently analyzed by employing the fractional maximal effect method...
December 18, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284971/assessment-of-total-antioxidant-capacity-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-glycyrrhiza-glabra-in-saliva-of-hiv-infected-patients
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Eby Aluckal, Asif Ismail, Anoopa Paulose, Sanju Lakshmanan, M S Balakrishnan, Benoy Mathew, Vikneshan M, Abraham Kunnilathu
Objectives: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the antimicrobial activity and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of licorice in Saliva of HIV/AIDS patients. Materials and Methods: Saliva specimens were collected from 20 people living with HIV infection, with CD4 count <500 cells/mm3 from people infected with HIV/AIDS in Mangalore city, India. A combination of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid and nystatin was taken as the positive control and normal saline as negative control...
November 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282189/cutaneous-mucormycosis-a-fatal-complication-of-immunosuppressant-therapy-for-pemphigus-vulgaris
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Kanika Sahni, Dipankar De, Sunil Dogra, Amrinderjit Kanwar, Uma Nahar Saikia
A 62-year-old man with no comorbidities presented to the outpatient department of our Institute with a history of extensive vesiculobullous and erosive skin lesions and oral erosions for 2 months and fever for 1 week. A diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris was made based on histopathology and direct immunofluorescence of a skin biopsy specimen, and the patient was started on oral prednisolone 40 mg per day along with intravenous antibiotics (amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, gentamicin, and metronidazole) empirically, pending blood and skin swab culture and sensitivity reports...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272983/sub-inhibitory-concentration-of-essential-oils-induces-antibiotic-resistance-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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Barbara Turchi, Simone Mancini, Luisa Pistelli, Basma Najar, Filippo Fratini
Fourteen Staphylococcus aureus wild strains were stressed with sub-inhibitory concentration of five essential oils: Leptospermum scoparium (manuka), Origanum majorana (marjoram), Origanum vulgare (oregano), Satureja montana (winter savoury) and Thymus vulgaris (thyme). Antibiotics susceptibility profiles of the strains were determined by agar disk diffusion method before and after EOs treatment. The following antibiotics were employed: amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, amikacin, ampicillin, amoxicillin, aztreonam, ceftazidime, cephalothin, ciprofloxacin, colistin, cefotaxime, doxycycline, enrofloxacin, erythromycin, gentamicin, cephalexin, neomycin, piperacillin, rifampin, streptomycin, trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole, tetracycline and tobramycin...
December 22, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231915/lactobacillus-gasseri-endocarditis-on-the-aortic-valve-bioprosthesis-a-case-report
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Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Monika Lisiecka, Anna Bodora, Katarzyna Wiśniewska, Zofia Oko-Sarnowska
Lactobacillus is a genus of Gram-positive, facultative anaerobic/ microaerophilic, rod-shaped bacteria. Lactobacilli constitute a significant component of the human microbiota in the oral cavity, gastrointestinal tract and female urogenital tract. They are also widely used as probiotics. Rarely, especially in patients with impaired immunity or with structural heart disease, do Lactobacilli become the pathogen responsible for serious infections, e.g. infective endocarditis (IE). CASE REPORT: The authors describe a case of an 80-year-old female with a past history of aortic valve replacement, mitral annuloplasty and pacemaker implantation admitted to hospital due to weakening, subfebrile state and chills...
November 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218467/antibiotic-prescription-and-clinical-management-of-common-infections-among-general-practitioners-in-latvia-lithuania-and-sweden-a-pilot-survey-with-a-simple-protocol
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Uga Dumpis, Annika Hahlin, Sonata Varvuolyte, Stephan Stenmark, Sarmīte Veide, Rolanda Valinteliene, Asta Jurkeviciene, Johan Struwe
Comparative information on diagnosis-related antibiotic prescribing patterns are scarce from primary care within and between countries. To describe and compare antibiotic prescription and routine management of infections in primary care in Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT) and two study sites in Sweden (SE), a cross-sectional observational study on patients who consulted due to sypmtoms compatible with infection was undetraken. Infection and treatment was detected and recorded by physicians only. Data was collected from altogether 8786 consecutive patients with infections in the three countries...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217096/trend-and-seasonality-of-community-acquired-escherichia-coli-antimicrobial-resistance-and-its-dynamic-relationship-with-antimicrobial-use-assessed-by-arima-models
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María Ángeles Asencio Egea, María Huertas Vaquero, Rafael Carranza González, Óscar Herráez Carrera, Olga Redondo González, Ángel Arias Arias
INTRODUCTION: We studied the trend and seasonality of community-acquired Escherichia coli resistance and quantified its correlation with the previous use of certain antibiotics. METHODS: A time series study of resistant community-acquired E. coli isolates and their association with antibiotic use was conducted in a Primary Health Care Area from 2008 to 2012. A Poisson regression model was constructed to estimate the trend and seasonality of E. coli resistance. RESULTS: A significant increasing trend in mean E...
December 4, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215297/virulence-genes-and-antimicrobial-resistance-in-escherichia-coli-from-cheese-made-from-unpasteurized-milk-in-brazil
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Anna C L P de Campos, Juan J Puño-Sarmiento, Leonardo P Medeiros, Luís E S Gazal, Renato Pariz Maluta, Armando Navarro, Renata K T Kobayashi, Eder P Fagan, Gerson Nakazato
Cow raw milk cheese is widely eaten in Brazil. These products may be contaminated with pathogenic bacteria. In this work, we investigated the presence of Escherichia coli in raw milk cheese from different States in Brazil. From 147 "Minas" cheese samples, 28 cheeses were positive for E. coli. Among 39 E. coli isolates of the cheeses, one was positive for eae and negative for bpfA and efa1/lifA using PCR, and so was classified as atypical Enteropathogenic E. coli (aEPEC). Two other isolates were positive for extraintestinal pathogenic E...
December 7, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214000/role-of-antigen-43-on-biofilm-formation-and-horizontal-antibiotic-resistance-gene-transfer-in-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-strains
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Roholla Taghadosi, Mohammad Reza Shakibaie, Reza Ghanbarpour, Hossein Hosseini-Nave
Background and Objectives: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the antibiotic resistance profiles, biofilm formation, presence of antigen 43 (Ag43) gene, and transfer of antibiotic resistance phenotype among non-O157 Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC). Materials and Methods: From October 2014 to November 2015 a total of 276 stool samples were collected from healthy calves, goats and 395 patients with the sign of nonbloody diarrhea and screened for presence of stx and serotype O157 genes by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210602/assessment-of-the-comparability-of-clsi-eucast-and-stokes-antimicrobial-susceptibility-profiles-for-escherichia-coli-uropathogenic-isolates
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C O'Halloran, N Walsh, M C O'Grady, L Barry, C Hooton, G D Corcoran, B Lucey
BACKGROUND: As many clinical laboratories convert between Stokes, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) and European Committee for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) methods, the problem of comparing differently derived sets of antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) data with each other arises, owing to a scarcity of knowledge of inter-method comparability. The purpose of the current study was to determine the comparability of CLSI, EUCAST and Stokes AST methods for determining susceptibility of uropathogenic Escherichia coli to ampicillin, amoxicillin-clavulanate, trimethoprim, cephradine/cephalexin, ciprofloxacin and nitrofurantoin...
December 6, 2017: British Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208868/detection-of-plasmid-mediated-ampc-%C3%AE-lactamases-among-gram-negative-uropathogens-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-dhaka-city
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N Begum, S M Shamsuzzaman, S Afroz, A K Azad
Plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamase (PMABL) resistance among gram negative bacilli is an emerging problem worldwide. They likely originate from chromosomal AmpC of certain Gram-negative bacterial species and subsequently are mobilized to transmissible plasmids. There are reports of unfavorable clinical outcomes in patients infected with these organisms and treated with broad-spectrumcephalosporins. The present cross sectional study was designed to detect PMABL genes among gram negative uropathogens in a tertiary care hospital, Dhaka city, Bangladesh from January 2014 to December 2014...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208785/use-of-a-partial-thickness-flap-for-guided-bone-regeneration-in-the-upper-jaw
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Gianluca Porcaro, Alberto Busa, Edoardo Bianco, Gianluigi Caccianiga, Marcello Maddalone
INTRODUCTION: Guided bone regeneration (GBR) aims to restore adequate bone volume for the placement of implants in an ideal location. In this article, we analyze different surgical techniques for tissue management during GBR and a modified partial-thickness surgical approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a year's time span, five patients were enrolled in the study: Four women and one man (aged 44-59 years). In four patients, a GBR with simultaneous implant placement was adopted, whereas in another patient, a delayed implant placement was done...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205192/genetic-diversity-study-of-various-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-using-eric-pcr
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Jayanti Jena, Nagen Kumar Debata, Rajesh Kumar Sahoo, Mahendra Gaur, Enketeswara Subudhi
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolates producing β-lactamase enzyme is a growing problem across the globe. Strain typing is an epidemiologically important tool not only for detecting the cross transmission of nosocomial pathogens but also for determining the source of infection. The present study was conducted to understand the clonal relationship among various β-lactamase-producing MDR E. coli isolates using enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus (ERIC) polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203102/antimicrobial-resistance-and-underlying-mechanisms-in-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates
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Ebru Şebnem Yılmaz, Özkan Aslantaş
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the antimicrobial susceptibility of 97 clinical Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) strains against 14 antimicrobials and corresponding resistance mechanisms. METHODS: The antimicrobial susceptibility of the isolates was determined using a disk diffusion method and antimicrobial resistance genes were screened by polymerase chain reaction. Mutations responsible for ciprofloxacin and rifampicin resistance were investigated by polymerase chain reaction and DNA sequencing...
November 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190037/routine-antibiotic-prophylaxis-after-normal-vaginal-birth-for-reducing-maternal-infectious-morbidity
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Mercedes Bonet, Erika Ota, Chioma E Chibueze, Olufemi T Oladapo
BACKGROUND: Infectious morbidities contribute to considerable maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, including women at no apparent increased risk of infection. To reduce the incidence of infections, antibiotics are often administered to women after uncomplicated childbirth, particularly in settings where women are at higher risk of puerperal infectious morbidities. OBJECTIVES: To assess whether routine administration of prophylactic antibiotics to women after normal (uncomplicated) vaginal birth, compared with placebo or no antibiotic prophylaxis, reduces postpartum maternal infectious morbidities and improves outcomes...
November 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188066/aeromonas-wound-infection-in-a-healthy-boy-and-wound-healing-with-polarized-light
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Bart Rutteman, Kristien Borremans, Jan Beckers, Els Devleeschouwer, Sybien Lampmann, Ivo Corthouts, Piet Verlinde
Introduction. At emergency departments, history taking is often very brief. We present a case of an Aeromonas wound infection, that illustrates the importance of careful history taking. We also report the first successful use of polarized light as additional therapy for healing of this infectious wound. Case presentation. A healthy boy was diagnosed with a wound infection, after a fall onto rocks. At first, it remained unmentioned that there had been contact with ditchwater, so he was treated with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
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