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Yuntong Kou, Mike Halpenny, Heidi Elmoazzen, Sandra Ramirez-Arcos
BACKGROUND: Bacterial contamination of cord blood (CB) represents a safety risk for transplantation patients. CB sterility testing at Canadian Blood Services' Cord Blood Bank is performed using a 1:1 mix of CB-derived plasma and red blood cells (RBCs). Culture bottles of an automated culture system, which lack antimicrobial neutralization properties, are used for bacterial screening of CB. This process is unsuitable for CB-containing antibiotics, potentially resulting in false-negative results...
March 7, 2018: Transfusion
Oussama Medjeber, Kahina Touri, Hayet Rafa, Zineb Djeraba, Mourad Belkhelfa, Amira Fatima Boutaleb, Amina Arroul-Lammali, Houda Belguendouz, Chafia Touil-Boukoffa
Celiac Disease (CeD) is a chronic immune-mediated enteropathy, in which dietary gluten induces an inflammatory reaction, predominantly in the duodenum. Propolis is a resinous hive product, collected by honeybees from various plant sources. Propolis is well-known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and immunomodulatory effects, due to its major compounds, polyphenols and flavonoids. The aim of our study was to assess the ex vivo effect of ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP) upon the activity and expression of iNOS, along with IFN-γ and IL-10 production in Algerian Celiac patients...
March 7, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Ayako Teranaka, Kiyoshi Tomiyama, Katsura Ohashi, Kaori Miyake, Tota Shimizu, Nobushiro Hamada, Yoshiharu Mukai, Satoshi Hirayama, Tomotaro Nihei
We used a polymicrobial (PM) biofilm model to examine associations of bacterial adhesiveness with surface characteristics of various dental materials. Four types of dental materials (apatite pellet, zirconia, ceramic, and composite resin) with rough and mirror surfaces were used. Surface roughness, surface free energy, zeta potential, and colony-forming units (CFUs) of the biofilm formations were measured. Biofilms were cultured for 24 h under anaerobic conditions, plated onto blood agar medium, and anaerobically cultured for 4 days...
March 24, 2018: Journal of Oral Science
Mordechai Grupper, David P Nicolau, Jaber Aslanzadeh, Linda K Tanner, Joseph L Kuti
The effectiveness of antimicrobial binding resins present in blood culture (BC) bottles in removing meropenem, ceftolozane-tazobactam, and ceftazidime-avibactam is unknown. We assessed the time to detection (TTD) and growth of 2 Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in the presence of clinically meaningful concentrations of these antibiotics. Bactec Plus Aerobic/F and BacT/Alert FA Plus BC bottles were inoculated with one of two isolates (1 meropenem susceptible and 1 resistant), followed by fresh whole blood containing the peak, midpoint, or trough plasma concentrations for meropenem, ceftolozane-tazobactam, and ceftazidime-avibactam...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Karuna Gajanan Pawashe, Shivsagar Tewary, Pronob Kumar Sanyal, Kumar Nilesh
INTRODUCTION: Oral cavity is colonised by numerous micro-organisms that form a biofilm on the acrylic resin. Hence, routine hygiene is essential to prevent oral mucosal inflammation and lesions. Knowledge of appropriate disinfecting agents for acrylic resins is crucial in this context. AIM: To compare and evaluate the effectiveness of four commercially available disinfectants on heat cure acrylic resin specimens contaminated with standard and clinical strains of two micro-organisms commonly inhabiting the oral microflora...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Gökçe Meriç, Meryem Güvenir, Kaya Suer
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of commonly used herbal/non-fluoride with fluoride dentifrices in order to eliminate pathogenic oral microorganisms from denture base material. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Heat-polymerized acrylic resin specimens (n = 288) were divided into three groups and each group inoculated with three various microorganisms (n = 96 for each) Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa). Contaminated specimens were randomly assigned to the application of six herbal/non-fluoride and three fluoride dentifrices...
August 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Kenneth A Mundt, Alexa E Gallagher, Linda D Dell, Ethan A Natelson, Paolo Boffetta, P Robinan Gentry
Several cross-sectional studies of a single population of workers exposed to formaldehyde at one of two factories using or producing formaldehyde-melamine resins in China have concluded that formaldehyde exposure induces damage to hematopoietic cells that originate in the bone marrow. Moreover, the investigators interpret observed differences between groups as evidence that formaldehyde induces myeloid leukemias, although the mechanisms for inducing these diseases are not obvious and recently published scientific findings do not support causation...
August 2017: Critical Reviews in Toxicology
Adeel Ahmad, Shagufta Iram, Shahida Hussain, Noshin Wasim Yusuf
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the time required for isolation of aerobic bacterial pathogen from paediatric septicaemia suspects by using BACTEC 9240 blood culture system, and to compare the results with conventional blood culture technique. METHODS: This comparative cross-sectional study was conducted at the Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from July to December 2013, and comprised blood samples of suspected septicaemia children. The blood samples were inoculated into automated BACTEC 9240 Peds Plus/F resin-based media...
February 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Yasue Hayakawa, Jun Suzuki, Masahiro Suzuki, Wataru Sugiura, Kiyofumi Ohkusu
We report a case of rat bite fever, diagnosed based on positive cultures of Streptobacillus moniliformis from blood and synovial fluid. The patient was a 45-year-old man who presented with history of a rat bite and alcoholic liver cirrhosis. He had been bitten on his third finger by a rat, which was caught in a mousetrap installed in his house. Over the course of approximately 2 weeks after the bite, the patient developed fever, rash, and arthralgia. The patient was admitted to our hospital and treated with a combination of ampicillin-sulbactam, vancomycin (VAN), and minocycline (MIN) antibiotics...
May 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Christian Tennert, Tilman Schurig, Ali Al-Ahmad, Sabrina Lydia Strobel, Andrej M Kielbassa, Karl-Thomas Wrbas
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the antimicrobial influence of different root canal filling techniques using gutta-percha and an epoxy resin-based sealer in experimentally infected root canals of extracted human teeth. METHOD AND MATERIALS: In total, 96 intact sterilized, permanent human anterior teeth and premolars with single patent root canals were prepared and infected with a clinical isolate of Enterococcus faecalis. After 72 hours, all root canals were sampled using three sterile paper points...
November 10, 2016: Quintessence International
Jungho Kim, Hye-Young Wang, Seoyong Kim, Soon Deok Park, Kwangmin Yu, Hyo Youl Kim, Young Uh, Hyeyoung Lee
DNA extraction efficiency affects the success of PCR-based method applications. The Punch-it™ NA-Sample kit for extracting DNA by using paper chromatography is technically easy to use and requires just two reagents and only 10min to complete. The Punch-it™ NA-Sample kit could be offered as a rapid, accurate, and convenient method for extracting bacterial and fungal DNA from blood culture bottles. We compared the efficiencies of the commercial kit (Punch-it™ NA-Sample kit) and an in-house conventional boiling method with Chelex-100 resin for DNA extraction from blood culture bottles...
September 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
S Bailly, C Garnaud, M Cornet, P Pavese, R Hamidfar-Roy, L Foroni, S Boisset, J-F Timsit, D Maubon
The diagnosis and follow-up of candidemia still rely on blood cultures (BCs). In vitro studies show that antifungals can significantly modify the result of blood culture not containing adsorbing agents. We aimed to evaluate, under clinical conditions, the impact on BC yeast detection of systemic antifungal therapy (SAT). Patients (n = 125) experiencing candidemia at Grenoble University Hospital (France) were included in a 4-year retrospective study. The Plus Aerobic/F (Aerobic) and Plus Anaerobic/F (Anaerobic) bottles, which both contain adsorbing resins and the non-resin selective Mycosis IC/F (Mycosis) bottles, were compared using multivariate hierarchical models adjusted for clinical characteristics...
June 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Policarp Hortolà
Some archaeological or ethnographic specimens are unavailable for direct examination using a scanning electron microscope (SEM) due to methodological obstacles or legal issues. In order to assess the feasibility of using SEM synthetic replicas for the identification of bloodstains (BSs) via morphology of red blood cells (RBCs), three fragments of different natural raw material (inorganic, stone; plant, wood; animal, shell) were smeared with peripheral human blood. Afterwards, molds and casts of the bloodstained areas were made using vinyl polysiloxane (VPS) silicone impression and polyurethane (PU) resin casting material, respectively...
November 2, 2015: Microscopy and Microanalysis
Bing Han, Xiao-Lei Shi, Yue Zhang, Zhong-Ze Gu, Xian-Wen Yuan, Hao-Zhen Ren, Yong Qiu, Yi-Tao Ding
BACKGROUND: A novel hybrid bioartificial liver (HBAL) was constructed using an anionic resin adsorption column and a multi-layer flat-plate bioreactor containing porcine hepatocytes co-cultured with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). This study aimed to evaluate the microbiological safety of the HBAL by detecting the transmission of porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) into canines with acute liver failure (ALF) undergoing HBAL. METHODS: Eight dogs with ALF received a 6-hour HBAL treatment on the first day after the modeling by D-galactosamine administration...
October 2015: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
Steven De Keukeleire, Ingrid Wybo, Kristof Emmerechts, Denis Piérard
Recently new resin-based BacT/Alert FAN Plus bottles containing antibiotic-binding polymeric beads, were introduced as an improvement of the charcoal-based FAN bottles for the recovery of bacteria and fungi. To assess the performance of the novel anaerobic FN plus bottles in the detection of anaerobic organisms, we compared the detection rate and the time to detection (TTD) in spiked resin-based FN Plus bottles and charcoal-based FN bottles. The bottles were experimentally seeded with reference strains or clinical strains collected from positive blood cultures...
October 2015: Anaerobe
Dan Li, Rui Hui, Yongwu Hu, Yan Han, Shuzhong Guo
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of Dragon' s blood extract on proliferation and secret extracellular matrix function of fibroblasts in vitro. METHODS: Dragon' s blood was extracted by chloroform, acetoacetic ester, alcohol. Human fibroblast were cultured in vitro in media containing gradient dilutions of Dragon' s blood extracts (0.002, 0.02, 0.2, 2, 20 mg/ml) , which was followed by cell proliferation assessed with MTT assay on 0, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 72 h...
January 2015: Zhonghua Zheng Xing Wai Ke za Zhi, Zhonghua Zhengxing Waike Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Plastic Surgery
Lin-Chen Ho, Wei-Cheng Wu, Chang-Yu Chang, Hao-Hsuan Hsieh, Ching-Hsiao Lee, Huan-Tsung Chang
We have developed a simple, sensitive, and rapid fluorescence assay for the detection of cancer cells, based on "turn-on" retro-self-quenched fluorescence inside the cells. 1,3-Phenylenediamine resin (DAR) nanoparticles (NPs) containing rhodamine 6G (R6G) are conjugated with aptamer (apt) sgc8c to prepare sgc8c-R6GDAR NPs, while that containing rhodamine 101 (R101) are conjugated with TD05 for the preparation of TD05-R101DAR NPs. The sgc8c-R6GDAR and TD05-R101DAR NPs separately recognize CCRF-CEM and Ramos cells...
2015: Analytical Chemistry
Diana Couto, Rosa Sousa, Lara Andrade, Magdalena Leander, M Arturo Lopez-Quintela, José Rivas, Paulo Freitas, Margarida Lima, Graça Porto, Beatriz Porto, Félix Carvalho, Eduarda Fernandes
The use of iron oxide nanoparticles (ION) for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes requires a clear favorable risk-benefit ratio. This work was performed with the aim of studying the ability of polyacrylic acid (PAA)-coated and non-coated ION to induce genotoxicity in human T lymphocytes. For that purpose, their influence on cell cycle progression and on the induction of chromosome aberrations was evaluated. Blood samples collected from healthy human donors were exposed to PAA-coated and non-coated ION, at different concentrations, for 48h...
April 16, 2015: Toxicology Letters
Seyed Hamid Raji, Hasan Shojaei, Parinaz Saeidi Ghorani, Elahe Rafiei
BACKGROUND: The advantages of coated orthodontic wires such as esthetic and their effects on reduced friction, corrosion and allergic reaction and the significant consequences of plaque accumulation on oral health encouraged us to assess bacterial colonization on these wires. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 18 (9 upper and 9 lower) epoxy resin coated 16 × 22 nickel-titanium wires (Spectra, GAC, USA) and 18 (9 upper and 9 lower) non-coated 16 × 22 nickel-titanium wires (Sentalloy, GAC, USA) with isolated packages were selected and sterilized before application...
November 2014: Dental Research Journal
Gökçe Meriç, Meryem Güvenir, Kaya Süer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of humic acid substances on removing micro-organisms from denture base materials. BACKGROUND: Old denture wearer needs effective, easy-use and safe denture-cleaning material. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Square-shaped, heat-polymerised acrylic resin specimens (n = 550) were prepared and divided into five groups (n = 110 for each) corresponding to the microbial contamination (Candida albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa)...
September 2016: Gerodontology
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