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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232034/antibiotic-algae-by-chemical-surface-engineering
#1
Isabel Kerschgens, Karl Gademann
Chemical cell surface engineering is a valuable tool for modifying and altering cellular functions. Herein we report the introduction of an antibiotic phenotype to the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii by chemically modifying its cell surface. Flow cytometry and confocal microscopy studies demonstrated that a hybrid of the antibiotic vancomycin and a 4-hydroxyproline oligomer binds reversibly to the cell wall without affecting the viability and motility of the cells. The modified cells were used to inhibit bacterial growth of Gram-positive Bacillus subtilis cultures...
December 12, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230489/-potential-of-allogeneic-bone-grafts-as-antibiotic-carriers-effect-of-different-preparation-processes-on-efficacy
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REVIEW
D C Coraça-Huber, M Nogler, K-D Kühn
BACKGROUND: The rising number of primary joint replacements worldwide is causing an increase of endoprosthetic revision surgery due bacterial infection. Revision surgery using non-cemented implants seems beneficial for the long-term outcome, and the use of antibiotic-impregnated bone grafts might control the infection and provide a good support for the implant. In this study, we evaluated the release of antibiotics from fresh-frozen and lyophilized allogeneic bone grafts. METHODS: Heat-treated, lyophilized and fresh frozen cryopreserved bone chips were impregnated with gentamicin sulphate, gentamicin palmitate and vancomycin, and calcium carbonate/calcium sulphate treated with antibiotics...
December 11, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229640/adverse-effects-of-intravenous-vancomycin-based-prophylaxis-during-therapy-for-pediatric-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#3
Yilun Sun, Rachael L Huskey, Li Tang, Hiroto Inaba, Aditya H Gaur, Raul Ribeiro, Jeffrey E Rubnitz, Joshua Wolf
Background Children and adolescents with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are at risk of life-threatening bacterial infection, especially with viridans group streptococci. Primary antibacterial prophylaxis with vancomycin-based regimens reduces this risk, but might increase risk of renal or liver toxicity, or Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).Methods A retrospective review was conducted of patients treated for newly diagnosed AML at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital from 2002 to 2008. Nephrotoxicity was classified according to pediatric Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss, End Stage Renal Disease (RIFLE) criteria, and hepatotoxicity according to Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events criteria...
December 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228127/antibiotic-resistance-and-the-risk-of-recurrent-bacteremia
#4
Sjoukje H S Woudt, Sabine C de Greeff, Annelot F Schoffelen, Anne L M Vlek, Marc J M Bonten
Background: Direct health effects of antibiotic resistance are difficult to assess. We quantified the risk of recurrent bacteremia associated with antibiotic resistance. Methods: We extracted antimicrobial susceptibility testing data on blood isolates of Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas spp., Enterococcus spp. and Staphylococcus aureus from the Dutch surveillance system for antimicrobial resistance between 2008 and 2017. First and first recurrent (4-30days) bacteremia episodes were categorized as susceptible, single non-susceptible or co-non-susceptible (I/R), to 3rd generation cephalosporins -/+ carbapenems (Enterobacteriaceae), ceftazidime -/+ carbapenems (Pseudomonas spp...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226254/empirical-treatment-of-bacterial-keratitis-an-international-survey-of-corneal-specialists
#5
Ariana Austin, Julie Schallhorn, Mike Geske, Mark Mannis, Tom Lietman, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
Background/aims: New antibiotic agents and changing susceptibility patterns may have changed the empirical treatment of bacterial keratitis. Our objective in this study was to survey cornea specialists' practice patterns in the initial treatment of bacterial ulcers. Methods: This study consisted of a short online survey emailed to members of the Cornea Society listserv for an international sample of cornea specialists. Data collection began July 2014 and ended October 2014...
August 2017: BMJ open ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224318/-distribution-and-drug-resistance-of-pathogens-of-blood-stream-infection-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-after-chemotherapy
#6
S Z Chen, K N Lin, M Xiao, X F Luo, Q Li, J H Ren, R Y Huang, M M Chen, Z Z Ally, T Chen, J D Yang, Jianda Hu
Objective: To investigate the distribution and resistance of pathogens isolated from blood cultures in patients with hematological malignancies after chemotherapy in Union Hospital of Fujian Medical University so as to understand the real situation of blood stream infection (BSI) and provide the basis for rational use of antibiotics in clinic. Methods: The data of 657 strains isolated from blood culture specimens of patients with hematological malignancies from January 2013 to December 2016 were collected analyzed...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224317/-a-multicenter-retrospective-study-of-pathogenic-bacteria-distribution-and-drug-resistance-in-febrile-neutropenic-patients-with-hematological-diseases-in-shanghai
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J Zhu, J Hu, Y F Mao, F Y Chen, J Y Zhu, J M Shi, D D Yu, S G Hao, R Tao, P Liu, S Y Gu, J Hou, H Y He, A B Liang, Y Ding, L G Liu, Y H Xie, Q Zhu, Y H Yu, Y H Yao, W Chen, H L Xu, X H Han, C Wang
Objective: To investigate the pathogen spectrum distribution and drug resistance of febrile neutropenic patients with hematological diseases in Shanghai. Methods: A retrospective study was conducted on the clinical isolates from the febrile neutropenic patients hospitalized in the departments of hematology in 12 general hospitals in Shanghai from January 2012 to December 2014. The drug susceptibility test was carried out by Kirby-Bauer method. WHONET 5.6 software was used to analyze pathogenic bacteria and drug susceptibility data...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224313/-incidence-of-blood-stream-infections-of-1265-patients-with-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-and-analysis-of-pathogenic-bacteria
#8
Q Z Han, Y Chen, H Yang, X F Zhang, J Chen, D P Wu, S N Chen, H Y Qiu
Objective: To analyze the incidence and microbiological features of blood stream infections (BSI) of patients with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and to provide laboratory data for empirical use of antibiotic for the HSCT patients with BSI. Methods: The incidence of bloodstream infection, the positive rate of blood culture, bacterial spectrum and drug resistance were analyzed in 1 265 HSCT recipients during 2013 and 2015 were retrospectively studied. Results: Of 1265 patients undergoing HSCT, 1 422 cases of suspected BSI occurred in 784 patients (61...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222426/surveillance-of-antibiotic-resistance-among-common-clostridium-difficile-ribotypes-in-hong-kong
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Viola C Y Chow, Thomas N Y Kwong, Erica W M So, Yolanda I I Ho, Sunny H Wong, Raymond W M Lai, Raphael C Y Chan
Incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is rapidly increasing and it poses a major health burden globally. However, data regarding the epidemiology of CDI in Asia are limited. We aimed to characterize the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of common ribotypes of toxigenic C. difficile in Hong Kong. Fifty-three PCR ribotypes were identified among 284 toxigenic C. difficile clinical isolates. The five most prevalent ribotypes were 002 (13%), 017 (12%), 014 (10%), 012 (9.2%), and 020 (9.5%). All tested C...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222105/the-emergency-medical-service-microbiome
#10
Andrew J Hudson, Graeme D Glaister, Hans-Joachim Wieden
Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel are an integral component of the healthcare framework and function to transport patients from various locations to and between care facilities. In addition to physical injury, EMS personnel are expected to be at high risk to acquire and transmit healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in the workplace. However, currently little is known about EMS biosafety risk factors and the epidemiological contribution of EMS to pathogen transmission within and outside of the healthcare sector...
December 8, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214740/a-prospective-multicentre-randomized-placebo-controlled-superiority-trial-in-patients-with-suspected-bacterial-endophthalmitis-after-cataract-surgery-on-the-adjuvant-use-of-intravitreal-dexamethasone-to-intravitreal-antibiotics
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Sonia Manning, Luana C Ugahary, Eric W Lindstedt, René J Wubbels, Jaap T van Dissel, Jan T G Jansen, Ivan Gan, Arnoud T van Goor, Carlien A Bennebroek, Dymph J van der Werf, Annette Ossewaarde-van Norel, Chris C Mayland Nielsen, Mauk Tilanus, Pieter R van den Biesen, Peter A Schellekens, Ellen La Heij, Koorosh Faridpooya, Koen van Overdam, Marc Veckeneer, Jan C van Meurs
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine whether intravitreal dexamethasone as an adjuvant to intravitreal antibiotics is beneficial in the treatment of suspected bacterial endophthalmitis after cataract surgery. METHODS: Randomized, placebo-controlled superiority trial in three tertiary referral centres in the Netherlands. Patients with suspected bacterial endophthalmitis within 6 weeks after cataract surgery were eligible. A diagnostic vitreous biopsy was taken for culture, and patients received intravitreal injections of 400 μg dexamethasone (without preservatives) or placebo, in addition to 0...
December 7, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213261/antibiotic-induced-alterations-in-gut-microbiota-are-associated-with-changes-in-glucose-metabolism-in-healthy-mice
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Richard R Rodrigues, Renee L Greer, Xiaoxi Dong, Karen N DSouza, Manoj Gurung, Jia Y Wu, Andrey Morgun, Natalia Shulzhenko
The gut microbiome plays an important role in health and disease. Antibiotics are known to alter gut microbiota, yet their effects on glucose tolerance in lean, normoglycemic mice have not been widely investigated. In this study, we aimed to explore mechanisms by which treatment of lean mice with antibiotics (ampicillin, metronidazole, neomycin, vancomycin, or their cocktail) influences the microbiome and glucose metabolism. Specifically, we sought to: (i) study the effects on body weight, fasting glucose, glucose tolerance, and fasting insulin, (ii) examine the changes in expression of key genes of the bile acid and glucose metabolic pathways in the liver and ileum, (iii) identify the shifts in the cecal microbiota, and (iv) infer interactions between gene expression, microbiome, and the metabolic parameters...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208819/antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-cataract-surgery-an-evidence-based-approach
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REVIEW
Aravind Haripriya
Various protocols are being followed for endophthalmitis prophylaxis in cataract surgery, and this subject continues to be a matter of debate. We summarize the most recent evidence-based studies on this topic with additional stress on intracameral (IC) antibiotic prophylaxis. Here, we discuss several large, international clinical studies which discuss the efficacy, adoption, safety, cost, and newer trends in antibiotic prophylaxis. Majority of these studies report a significant reduction in endophthalmitis rates with IC antibiotic prophylaxis...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204221/antibiotic-resistance-patterns-and-virulence-determinants-of-different-sccmec-and-pulsotypes-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-a-major-hospital-in-ilam-iran
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REVIEW
Mehdi Abbasi, Majid BaseriSalehi, Nima Bahador, Morovat Taherikalani
Aims & Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate genetic relatedness, antibiotic resistance pattern, and virulence characteristics of different types of S. aureus isolated from air, surfaces, staff, and patients in a Public hospital in Ilam. Methods & Materials: A total of 88 of 140 staphylococci identified as S. aureus by conventional and molecular methods were used in this study. Isolate samples were obtained from surfaces, staff, patients, and hospital indoor air...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201324/molecular-characterization-of-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-isolated-among-hospital-staff-nasal-carriers-of-babol-iran
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Parisa Sabbagh, Amirmorteza Ebrahimzadeh-Namvar, Elaheh Ferdosi-Shahandashti, Mostafa Javanian, Soraya Khafri, Mehdi Rajabnia
Background: Staphylococcus aureus (s. aureus) nasal carriers, particularly the healthcare staff can be considered as a potential source for the spread of resistant strains. The aim of this study was to determine the molecular characterization of S. aureus strains isolated among the staff nasal carriers in one of the teaching hospitals in Babol. Methods: A total of 120 nasal swabs were taken from the staff of Ayatollah Rouhani Hospital Babol during 2016. The antibiotic resistance pattern was performed by disc diffusion method for 13 antibiotics, including cefoxitin, cephalothin, teicoplanin, vancomycin, daptomycin, oxacillin, amoxicillin, amikacin, linezolid, ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, erythromycin, rifampin, according to the CLSI 2015...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201318/antibiotic-resistance-status-and-its-costs-in-hematological-patients-a-two-year-analysis
#16
Habip Gedik
Background: Most frequently, empirical antibiotic therapy is immediately administered for patients with febrile neutropenia (FN). In this study, its aim was to assess the antibiotic resistance status and the cost of antibacterial agents in FN patients associated with hematological malignancies. Methods: The cost of antibacterial agents used in FN episodes in patients with hematologic neoplasms followed-up at the Department of Hematology from November 2010 to November 2012 were analyzed retrospectively...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195917/conductive-vancomycin-loaded-mesoporous-silica-polypyrrole-based-scaffolds-for-bone-regeneration
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Nazanin Zanjanizadeh Ezazi, Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi, Yuri V Shatalin, Eloy Nadal, Ermei Mäkilä, Jarno Salonen, Marianna Kemell, Alexandra Correia, Jouni Hirvonen, Hélder A Santos
Bone tissue engineering is considered an alternative approach for conventional strategies available to treat bone defects. In this study, we have developed bone scaffolds composed of hydroxyapaptite (HAp), gelatin and mesoporous silica, all recognized as promising materials in bone tissue engineering due to favorable biocompatibility, osteoconductivity and drug delivery potential, respectively. These materials were coupled with conductive polypyrrole (PPy) polymers to create a novel bone scaffold for regenerative medicine...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194931/antibiotic-resistome-in-a-large-scale-healthy-human-gut-microbiota-deciphered-by-metagenomic-and-network-analyses
#18
Jie Feng, Bing Li, Xiaotao Jiang, Ying Yang, George F Wells, Tong Zhang, Xiaoyan Li
The human gut microbiota is an important reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). A metagenomic approach and network analysis were used to establish a comprehensive antibiotic resistome catalog and to obtain co-occurrence patterns between ARGs and microbial taxa in fecal samples from 180 healthy individuals from 11 different countries. In total, 507 ARG subtypes belonging to 20 ARG types were detected with abundances ranging from 7.12 × 10-7 to 2.72 × 10-1 copy of ARG/copy of 16S-rRNA gene. Tetracycline, multidrug, macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin, bacitracin, vancomycin, beta-lactam and aminoglycoside resistance genes were the top seven most abundant ARG types...
December 1, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193746/dual-functional-dextran-peg-hydrogel-as-an-antimicrobial-biomedical-material
#19
Lei Wang, Xin Li, Tianyu Sun, Yung-Hao Tsou, Hong Chen, Xiaoyang Xu
Microbial infections continually present a major worldwide public healthcare threat, particularly in instances of impaired wound healing and biomedical implant fouling. The development of new materials with the desired antimicrobial property to avoid and treat wound infection is urgently needed in wound care management. This study reports a novel dual-functional biodegradable dextran-poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) hydrogel covalently conjugated with antibacterial Polymyxin B and Vancomycin (Vanco). The hydrogel is designed as a specialized wound dressing that eradicates existing bacteria and inhibits further bacteria growth, while, ameliorating the side effects of antibiotics and accelerating tissue repair and regeneration...
November 29, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192758/the-thioesterase-domain-in-glycopeptide-antibiotic-biosynthesis-is-selective-for-crosslinked-aglycones
#20
Madeleine Peschke, Clara Brieke, Michael Heimes, Max J Cryle
The biosynthesis of the glycopeptide antibiotics (GPAs) - which include teicoplanin and vancomycin - is a complex enzymatic process relying on the interplay of non-ribosomal peptide synthesis and a Cytochrome P450-mediated cyclization cascade. This unique cyclization cascade generates the highly crosslinked state of these non-ribosomal peptides, which is crucial for their antimicrobial activity. Given that these essential oxidative transformations occur whilst the peptide remains bound to the terminal module of the non-ribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS) machinery, it is important to assess the selectivity of the terminal thioesterase (TE) domain and how this domain contributes to the maintenance of an efficient biosynthetic pathway whilst at the same time ensuring GPA maturation is completed...
December 1, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
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