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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047422/mycoplasma-genitalium-infection-in-adults-reporting-sexual-contact-with-infected-partners-australia-2008-2016
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Josephine B Slifirski, Lenka A Vodstrcil, Christopher K Fairley, Jason J Ong, Eric P F Chow, Marcus Y Chen, Timothy R H Read, Catriona S Bradshaw
Data on the likelihood of Mycoplasma genitalium infection in sexual contacts, particularly for men who have sex with men (MSM), are needed to form an evidence base for guidelines. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of patients attending a sexual health clinic in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, during 2008-2016. We calculated the proportion of contacts with M. genitalium infection and determined factors associated with infection. Among those patients reporting sexual contact with an M. genitalium-infected person, 48...
November 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042339/clonal-dissemination-of-oxa-48-producing-enterobacter-cloacae-isolated-from-companion-animals-in-algeria
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Massilia Yousfi, Abdelaziz Touati, Anaelle Muggeo, Brazane Mira, Asma Bourouis, Lucien Brasme, Thomas Guillard, Christophe de Champs
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in companion animals. METHODS: Between October 2015 and April 2016, 533 rectal swabs were obtained from healthy and diseased pets in different cities in Algeria. Samples collected were plated on MacConkey agar supplemented with ertapenem (0.5mg/L). The isolates were identified by MALDI-TOF mass spectroscopy. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed using disk diffusion method...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040457/treatment-of-chronic-q-fever-clinical-efficacy-and-toxicity-of-antibiotic-regimens
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S E van Roeden, C P Bleeker-Rovers, M J A de Regt, L M Kampschreur, A I M Hoepelman, P C Wever, J J Oosterheert
Background: Evidence on effectivity of first line treatment for chronic Q fever, tetracyclines (TET) plus hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), and potential alternatives is scarce. Methods: We performed a retrospective, observational cohort study to assess efficacy of treatment with TET plus quinolones (QNL), TET plus QNL plus HCQ, QNL monotherapy or TET monotherapy compared to TET plus HCQ in chronic Q fever patients. We used a time-dependent Cox proportional hazards model to assess our primary (all-cause mortality) and secondary outcomes (first disease-related event and therapy failure)...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039717/high-prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-in-libyan-war-casualties-admitted-to-a-tertiary-care-hospital-germany
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Benedikt Lohr, Yvonne Pfeifer, Ursel Heudorf, Christoph Rangger, Douglas E Norris, Klaus-Peter Hunfeld
The ongoing Libyan conflict constantly causes victims among the military and civilian population. Cross-border transfer of patients represents a high risk of introducing multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), for example, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and carbapenem-resistant gram-negative organisms (CROs), into the country of destination. This study assessed the MDRO status in Libyan war casualties (n = 67) admitted to Northwest Medical Centre in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, from August 2016 till January 2017...
October 17, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031406/prevalence-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-from-effluent-of-coastal-aquaculture-south-korea
#5
Hyun Min Jang, Young Beom Kim, Sangki Choi, Yunho Lee, Seung Gu Shin, Tatsuya Unno, Young Mo Kim
The wide use of antibiotics in aquaculture for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes can potentially lead to the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). This study reports for the first time the profile of ARGs from effluents of coastal aquaculture located in South Jeolla province and Jeju Island, South Korea. Using quantitative PCR (qPCR), twenty-two ARGs encoding tetracycline resistance (tetA, tetB, tetD, tetE, tetG, tetH, tetM, tetQ, tetX, tetZ, tetBP), sulfonamide resistance (sul1, sul2), quinolone resistance (qnrD, qnrS, aac(6')-Ib-cr), β-lactams resistance (blaTEM, blaCTX, blaSHV), macrolide resistance (ermC), florfenicol resistance (floR) and multidrug resistance (oqxA) and a class 1 integrons-integrase gene (intI1) were quantified...
October 12, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031106/new-insights-into-resistance-to-colistin-and-third-generation-cephalosporins-of-escherichia-coli-in-poultry-portugal-novel-blactx-m-166-and-blaesac-genes
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Vera Manageiro, Lurdes Clemente, Rafael Graça, Ivone Correia, Teresa Albuquerque, Eugénia Ferreira, Manuela Caniça
The increasing incidence of intestinal colonization with extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Gram negative organisms that has been observed in food animals such as poultry, cattle and pigs, are suggestive that animals, food and environment are potential sources of ESBL-producing bacteria. Hence, the aim of this study was to characterized commensal E. coli obtained from healthy broiler and turkey flocks at slaughter for the presence of penicillinases-, ESBL-, extended-spectrum AmpC (ESAC)-, plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance- and MCR-encoding genes...
October 4, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031077/4-quinolone-hybrids-and-their-antibacterial-activities
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Yuan-Qiang Hu, Shu Zhang, Zhi Xu, Zao-Sheng Lv, Ming-Liang Liu, Lian-Shun Feng
The emergence and wide-spread of drug-resistant bacteria including multi-drug resistant and pan-drug resistant pathogens which are associated with considerable mortality, represent a significant global health threat. 4-Quinolones which are exemplified by fluoroquinolones are the second largest chemotherapy agents used in clinical practice for the treatment of various bacterial infections. However, the resistance of bacteria to 4-quinolones develops rapidly and spreads widely throughout the world due to the long-term, inappropriate use and even abuse...
September 28, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030100/antimicrobial-susceptibility-profiles-of-oral-treponema-species
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Kazuko Okamoto-Shibayama, Jin Sekino, Kouki Yoshikawa, Atsushi Saito, Kazuyuki Ishihara
Treponemes occur in the microflora of the dental plaque. Certain Treponema species that are frequently isolated from chronic periodontitis lesions are involved in its initiation and progression. In addition to mechanical instrumentation, antimicrobial agents are used as an adjunctive treatment modality for periodontitis. Despite its importance for successful antimicrobial treatment, information about susceptibility is limited for Treponema species. The aim of this study was to assess the susceptibility of two Treponema denticola strains, Treponema socranskii, and Treponema vincentii to eleven antimicrobial agents...
October 10, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028615/determination-of-quinolones-in-wastewater-by-porous-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-polymer-based-solid-phase-extraction-coupled-with-hplc
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Jingyi Zhang, Donghao Liu, Yi Shi, Chen Sun, Muchuan Niu, Ruya Wang, Fan Hu, Deli Xiao, Hua He
In this research, a novel insoluble sorbent based on cyclodextrin and rigid aromatic groups tetrafluoroacetonitrile was designed for dispersive insoluble solid-phase extraction (DSPE). Due to its high adsorption capacity, this obtained polymer was applied to separation and concentration of trace quinolones in wastewater before HPLC determination. Various parameters influencing the extraction performance were studied and optimized. A DSPE approach coupled with high performance liquid chromatography was developed for the determination of four quinolones in wastewater samples...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028006/polymorphism-of-antibiotic-inactivating-enzyme-driven-by-ecology-expands-the-environmental-resistome
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Dae-Wi Kim, Cung Nawl Thawng, Jung-Hye Choi, Kihyun Lee, Chang-Jun Cha
The environmental resistome has been recognized as the origin and reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes and considered to be dynamic and ever expanding. In this study, a targeted gene sequencing approach revealed that the polymorphic diversity of the aminoglycoside-inactivating enzyme AAC(6')-Ib was ecological niche-specific. AAC(6')-Ib-cr, previously known as a clinical variant, was prevalent in various soils and the intestines of chickens and humans, suggesting that this variant might not have arisen from adaptive mutations in the clinic but instead originated from the environment...
October 13, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026795/the-prevalence-of-plasmid-mediated-quinolone-resistance-genes-in-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-hospital-wastewater-sources-in-tehran-iran
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Reza Ranjbar, Omid Farahani
BACKGROUND: Considering the importance of hospital wastewaters as potential reservoirs for the dissemination of bacterial pathogens such as Escherichia coli and antibiotic resistance genes in the environment, the need for such information becomes imperative. METHODS: E. coli strains were isolated from hospital wastewater sources in Tehran, Iran, over a 24-month sampling period (Jun 2014- Jun 2016) and identified using standard bacteriological methods. Quinolone resistance among the strains was determined using Kirby-Bauer method and the frequency of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance genes (qnrA, qnrB, qnrS) was investigated by PCR...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025977/an-approach-to-discovering-novel-muscarinic-m1-receptor-positive-allosteric-modulators-with-potent-cognitive-improvement-and-minimized-gastrointestinal-dysfunction
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Emi Kurimoto, Satoru Matsuda, Yuji Shimizu, Yuu Sako, Takao Mandai, Takahiro Sugimoto, Hiroki Sakamoto, Haruhide Kimura
Activation of muscarinic M1 receptor (M1R) is a promising approach for improving cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease. However, an M1 selective positive allosteric modulator (PAM), benzyl quinolone carboxylic acid (BQCA), at 30 mg/kg, induced diarrhea in wild-type mice, but not in M1R knock-out mice. Moreover, BQCA (0.1-1000 nM) augmented electric field stimulation (EFS) -induced ileum contraction in an in vitro Magnus assay. Thus, we decided to establish a drug-screening strategy to discover novel M1 PAMs producing potent cognitive improvement with minimized gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunction...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022867/response-to-photo-oxidative-stress-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1-mutants-impaired-in-different-functions
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Viviana Teresa Orlandi, Fabrizio Bolognese, Eleonora Martegani, Vincenzo Cantaluppi, Claudio Medana, Paola Barbieri
Clinicians often have to deal with infections that are difficult to control because they are caused by superbugs resistant to many antibiotics. Alternatives to antibiotic treatment include antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT). The photodynamic process causes bacterial death, inducing oxidative stress through the photoactivation of photosensitizer molecules in the presence of oxygen. No PDT-resistant bacteria have been selected to date, thus the response to photo-oxidative stress in non-phototrophic bacteria needs further investigation...
October 12, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022658/-legionellosis
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David Haefliger, Christian Chuard
Legionellosis refers to the two clinical syndromes caused by Legionella : Pontiac fever, a benign febrile illness and Legionnaires'disease (or pneumonia). Clinically and radiologically, Legionnaires'disease presents itself as a « typical » pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumonia. Diagnosis is usually made by using urinary antigen testing. Culture and PCR are also helpful. Legionella is resistant to betalactam antibiotics, and is treated by quinolones or macrolides.
October 11, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020162/successful-therapy-of-a-multi-resistant-ebsl-shv-12-producing-and-fluoroquinolone-resistant-salmonella-enterica-subsp-enterica-serovar-typhi-infection-using-combination-therapy-of-meropenem-and-fosfomycin
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Carola-Ellen Kleine, Stefan Schlabe, Gunnar T R Hischebeth, Ernst Molitor, Yvonne Pfeifer, Jan-Christian Wasmuth, Ulrich Spengler
We report a traveler who aquired a Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi strain with resistance against beta-lactams, cephalosporins (ESBL-SHV-12) and quinolones (PMQR qnrB7). After clinical deterioration using meropenem-monotherapy treatment success was achieved after commencement of fosfomycin in conjunction with high-dose meropenem. The case illustrates clinical challenges of multi-resistant S.Typhi.
July 27, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020161/comparison-of-efficacy-of-antimicrobial-agents-among-hospitalized-patients-with-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-japan-during-large-epidemics-of-macrolide-resistant-m-pneumoniae-infections-a-nationwide-observational-study
#16
Masato Tashiro, Kiyohide Fushimi, Kei Kawano, Takahiro Takazono, Tomomi Saijo, Kazuko Yamamoto, Shintaro Kurihara, Yoshifumi Imamura, Taiga Miyazaki, Katsunori Yanagihara, Hiroshi Mukae, Koichi Izumikawa
Background: Mycoplasma pneumoniae strains with resistance to macrolides have been spreading worldwide. This study aimed to clarify which antimicrobial agent is a better treatment for patients with M. pneumoniae pneumonia in a setting with large epidemics of macrolide-resistance. Methods: Adult patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed M. pneumoniae pneumonia from 2010 to 2013 were identified from the Diagnosis Procedure Combination database, a national database in Japan...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018116/quinolone-resistance-reversion-by-targeting-the-sos-response
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E Recacha, J Machuca, P Díaz de Alba, M Ramos-Güelfo, F Docobo-Pérez, J Rodriguez-Beltrán, J Blázquez, A Pascual, J M Rodríguez-Martínez
Suppression of the SOS response has been postulated as a therapeutic strategy for potentiating antimicrobial agents. We aimed to evaluate the impact of its suppression on reversing resistance using a model of isogenic strains of Escherichia coli representing multiple levels of quinolone resistance. E. coli mutants exhibiting a spectrum of SOS activity were constructed from isogenic strains carrying quinolone resistance mechanisms with susceptible and resistant phenotypes. Changes in susceptibility were evaluated by static (MICs) and dynamic (killing curves or flow cytometry) methodologies...
October 10, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017783/design-and-examination-of-potent-pseudosubstrate-based-oligonucleotide-inhibitors-against-bacterial-topoisomerase-iv
#18
Tyler Li, Juanjuan Guo, Hao Zhang
Topoisomerase IV is an enzyme that is mainly responsible for unwinding interlocked DNA strands at the final stage of prokaryotic DNA replication. Due to its exclusivity in prokaryotes, topoisomerase IV has been identified as a validated target for quinolone-based antibiotics in the past years for treating bacterial infection. In consideration that bacterial resistance to such antibiotics has occurred constantly, several newly designed pseudosubstrate oligonucleotides as DNA topoisomerase IV inhibitors have been examined during our recent investigations...
September 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017750/trends-and-relationship-between-antimicrobial-resistance-and-antibiotic-use-in-xinjiang-uyghur-autonomous-region-china-based-on-a-3-year-surveillance-data-2014-2016
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Haishaerjiang Wushouer, Zhao-Xia Zhang, Jian-Hua Wang, Ping Ji, Qing-Fang Zhu, Renagu Aishan, Lu-Wen Shi
PURPOSES: The objective of the study was to identify the trends and relations between antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antibiotic use in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western China from 2014 to 2016. METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive analysis of AMR prevalence, and trends and relations between AMR and antibiotic use during the 3-year period was performed. RESULTS: Third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli was the most prevalent resistant pathogen in terms of both resistance density and resistance proportion...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016230/antimicrobial-resistance-and-genotypes-of-campylobacter-jejuni-from-pig-and-cattle-carcasses-isolated-in-poland-during-2009-2016
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Kinga Wieczorek, Jacek Osek
Between 2009 and 2016, 317 and 529 swabs from cattle and pig carcasses, respectively, were collected all over Poland and tested for the presence of Campylobacter. Among 37 (11.7%) and 161 (30.4%) positive samples, 44 Campylobacter jejuni isolates were detected. A total of 29 different sequence types (STs) and 12 various clonal complexes were identified. Antimicrobial resistance revealed that 17 (38.6%) C. jejuni (10 from cattle and 7 from pig carcasses, respectively) were susceptible to all antimicrobials used in the study, whereas the remaining 27 (61...
October 10, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
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