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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828970/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-the-gram-positive-bacteria-isolated-from-children-with-bloodstream-infection-in-an-iranian-referral-hospital-a-6-year-study
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Setareh Mamishi, Babak Pourakbari, Shima Mahmoudi, Mina Moradzadeh, Masoumeh Mahzari, Mohammad TaghiHaghi Ashtiani, Parin Tanzifi
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections (BSI) are considered as a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatricschildren. The aim of this study was to depict report the common Gram-positive bacteria (GPB) responsible for bloodstream infections in children and determine their antimicrobial resistance patterns in Children Medical Center Hospital (CMC), ) Hospital, Tehran, Iran. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted within a six-year period (March 2011 to September 2016) for pediatric patients with BSI...
August 21, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828194/phage-therapy-an-alternative-to-antibiotics-in-the-age-of-multi-drug-resistance
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REVIEW
Derek M Lin, Britt Koskella, Henry C Lin
The practice of phage therapy, which uses bacterial viruses (phages) to treat bacterial infections, has been around for almost a century. The universal decline in the effectiveness of antibiotics has generated renewed interest in revisiting this practice. Conventionally, phage therapy relies on the use of naturally-occurring phages to infect and lyse bacteria at the site of infection. Biotechnological advances have further expanded the repertoire of potential phage therapeutics to include novel strategies using bioengineered phages and purified phage lytic proteins...
August 6, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827656/characterization-of-a-novel-class-a-carbapenemase-pad-1-from-paramesorhizobium-desertii-a-3-e-t-a-strain-highly-resistant-to-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics
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Ruichen Lv, Jingyu Guo, YanFeng Yan, Rong Chen, Lisheng Xiao, Min Wang, Nan Fang, Chengxiang Fang, Yujun Cui, Ruifu Yang, Yajun Song
Although clinical antibiotic-resistant bacteria have attracted tremendous attention in the microbiology community, the resistant bacteria that persist in natural environments have been overlooked for a longtime. We previously proposed a new species Paramesorhizobium desertii, isolated from the soil of the Taklimakan Desert in China that is highly resistant to most β-lactam antibiotics. To identify potential β-lactamase(s) in this bacteria, we first confirmed the carbapenemase activity in the freeze-thawed supernatant of a P...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827526/measuring-and-modelling-the-response-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-kpc-prey-to-bdellovibrio-bacteriovorus-predation-in-human-serum-and-defined-buffer
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Michelle Baker, David Negus, Dhaarini Raghunathan, Paul Radford, Chris Moore, Gemma Clark, Mathew Diggle, Jess Tyson, Jamie Twycross, R Elizabeth Sockett
In worldwide conditions of increasingly antibiotic-resistant hospital infections, it is important to research alternative therapies. Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus bacteria naturally prey on Gram-negative pathogens, including antibiotic-resistant strains and so B. bacteriovorus have been proposed as "living antibiotics" to combat antimicrobially-resistant pathogens. Predator-prey interactions are complex and can be altered by environmental components. To be effective B. bacteriovorus predation needs to work in human body fluids such as serum where predation dynamics may differ to that studied in laboratory media...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827199/draft-genome-sequence-of-enterobacter-cloacae-st520-harboring-the-blakpc-2-blactx-m-15-and-blaoxa-17-genes-isolated-from-coastal-waters-of-the-south-atlantic-ocean
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Fábio P Sellera, Miriam R Fernandes, Quézia Moura, Tiago A Souza, Louise Cerdeira, Nilton Lincopan
INTRODUCTION: Aquatic environments have contributed to the dissemination of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, representing a risk for humans and animals. OBJECTIVE: To report the first draft genome sequence of a MDR Enterobacter cloacae strain recovered from seawater in a public beach, in Brazil. METHODS: Genome was sequenced on Illumina MiSeq platform. De novo genome assembly was performed using SPAdes 3.10.1 and WGS was analyzed using bioinformatics tools from the Center of Genomic Epidemiology...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827113/antibiotic-adjuvants-a-strategy-to-unlock-bacterial-resistance-to-antibiotics
#6
REVIEW
Concepción González-Bello
Resistance to available antibiotics in pathogenic bacteria is currently a global challenge since the number of strains that are resistant to multiple types of antibiotics has increased dramatically each year and has spread worldwide. To unlock this problem, the use of an 'antibiotic adjuvant' in combination with an antibiotic is now being exploited. This approach enables us to prolong the lifespan of these life-saving drugs. This digests review provides an overview of the main types of antibiotic adjuvants, the basis of their operation and the remaining issues to be tackled in this field...
August 14, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826769/prevention-of-oprd-regulated-antibiotic-resistance-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm
#7
Raavi, Swechha Mishra, Sangeeta Singh
In P.aeruginosa biofilms, the issue of antibiotic resistance is of particular importance due to increasing number of infections being reported in medical implants. The current study is focused on CzcR and CopR proteins which are part of two-component signal transduction systems (TCSs) - CzcR-CzcS and CopR-CopS respectively in P.aeruginosa. They both negatively regulate OprD porin expression which affects the intake of antibiotics like carbapenems. These two proteins can be treated as targets to combat antibiotic resistance in P...
August 18, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822933/occurrence-of-vibrio-species-beta-lactam-resistant-vibrio-species-and-indicator-bacteria-in-ballast-and-port-waters-of-a-tropical-harbor
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Charmaine Ng, Shin Giek Goh, Nazanin Saeidi, William A Gerhard, Claudia K Gunsch, Karina Yew Hoong Gin
Ballast water discharges are potential sources for the spread of invasive and pathogenic aquatic organisms. Ballast waters from six ships docked in the Port of Singapore were tested to determine if indictor organisms fell within proposed standards for ballast water discharge according to regulation D-2 of the Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) guidelines. Vibrio species were cultured on media supplemented with beta-lactam antibiotics to determine the presence of antibiotic resistant Vibrio species in the ballast waters of these vessels...
August 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821547/cultivation-in-space-flight-produces-minimal-alterations-in-the-susceptibility-of-bacillus-subtilis-cells-to-72-different-antibiotics-and-growth-inhibiting-compounds
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Michael D Morrison, Patricia Fajardo-Cavazos, Wayne L Nicholson
Past results have suggested that bacterial antibiotic susceptibility is altered during space flight. To test this notion, Bacillus subtilis cells were cultivated in matched hardware, medium, and environmental conditions either in spaceflight microgravity on the International Space Station, termed Flight (FL) samples, or at Earth-normal gravity, termed Ground Control (GC) samples. Susceptibility of FL and GC samples was compared to 72 antibiotics and growth-inhibitory compounds using the Omnilog Phenotype Microarray (PM) system...
August 18, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821026/ultrahigh-antibacterial-efficacy-of-meropenem-loaded-chitosan-nanoparticles-in-a-septic-animal-model
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Ayat Abdelkader, Mohamed A El-Mokhtar, Ola Abdelkader, Mostafa A Hamad, Mahmoud Elsabahy, Omaima N El-Gazayerly
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most significant health challenges worldwide. Meropenem is a broad spectrum beta-lactam antibiotic that possesses high activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. However, it has a short plasma half-life, and thus requiring frequent administration of high doses. For the first time, meropenem-loaded chitosan nanoparticles were prepared and evaluated as a potential tool to overcome antimicrobial resistance and to improve pharmacokinetics of the drug. Spherical nanosized particles were prepared and demonstrated ultrahigh encapsulation efficiency of meropenem (i...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820574/thiol-containing-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitors-resensitize-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-to-meropenem
#11
Kamaleddin Haj Mohammad Ebrahim Tehrani, Nathaniel I Martin
The prevalence of infections caused by metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) expressing Gram-negative bacteria has grown at an alarming rate in recent years. Despite the fact that MBLs can deactivate virtually all β-lactams antibiotics, there are as of yet no approved drugs available that inhibit their activity. We here examine the ability of previously reported thiol-based MBL inhibitors to synergize with meropenem against a panel of Gram-negative carbapenem-resistant isolates expressing different β-lactamases. Among the compounds tested, thiomandelic acid 3 and 2-merpto-3-phenylpropionic acid 4 were found to efficiently potentiate the activity of meropenem, especially against an IMP producing strain of K...
August 18, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819794/in-vitro-selection-and-identification-of-potential-probiotics-isolated-from-the-gastrointestinal-tract-of-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus
#12
Rasha M Reda, Khaled M Selim, Hassanin M El-Sayed, M A El-Hady
Fish gut bacteria can be used as probiotics for aquaculture. The aim of this study is to screen and identify beneficial probiotic bacteria from the gut of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Nine out of one hundred thirty-five isolates were non-pathogenic through intraperitoneal injection and had antibacterial activities with at least a strain from the five isolated fish pathogens, Aeromonas sobria, Aeromonas hydrophila, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas putida, and Staphylococcus aureus. Further tests showed that such isolates can survive in the presence of high bile concentration (10%) and at different acidic pH values...
August 17, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818628/a-prospective-multicentre-study-of-the-epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-bloodstream-infection-in-cirrhotic-patients
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Michele Bartoletti, Maddalena Giannella, Russell Lewis, Paolo Caraceni, Sara Tedeschi, Mical Paul, Christoph Schramm, Tony Bruns, Manuela Merli, Nazaret Cobos-Trigueros, Elena Seminari, Pilar Retamar, Patricia Muñoz, Mario Tumbarello, Patrizia Burra, Maria Torrani Cerenzia, Bruno Barsic, Ester Calbo, Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Nicola Petrosillo, Maria Angeles Galan-Ladero, Giampiero D'Offizi, Noa Bar Sinai, Jesus Rodríguez-Baño, Gabriella Verucchi, Mauro Bernardi, Pierluigi Viale
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the current epidemiology of BSI in patients with cirrhosis, analyse predictors of 30-day mortality, and risk factors for antibiotic resistance. METHODS: Cirrhotic patients developing a BSI episode were prospectively included at 19 centres in five countries from September 2014 to December 2015. The discrimination of mortality risk scores for 30-day mortality were compared by area under the receiver operator-risk and Cox-regression models...
August 14, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817561/comparing-efficacies-of-moxifloxacin-levofloxacin-and-gatifloxacin-in-tuberculosis-granulomas-using-a-multi-scale-systems-pharmacology-approach
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Elsje Pienaar, Jansy Sarathy, Brendan Prideaux, Jillian Dietzold, Véronique Dartois, Denise E Kirschner, Jennifer J Linderman
Granulomas are complex lung lesions that are the hallmark of tuberculosis (TB). Understanding antibiotic dynamics within lung granulomas will be vital to improving and shortening the long course of TB treatment. Three fluoroquinolones (FQs) are commonly prescribed as part of multi-drug resistant TB therapy: moxifloxacin (MXF), levofloxacin (LVX) or gatifloxacin (GFX). To date, insufficient data are available to support selection of one FQ over another, or to show that these drugs are clinically equivalent. To predict the efficacy of MXF, LVX and GFX at a single granuloma level, we integrate computational modeling with experimental datasets into a single mechanistic framework, GranSim...
August 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816443/characterization-of-ciprofloxacin-permeation-pathways-across-the-porin-ompc-using-metadynamics-and-a-string-method
#15
Jigneshkumar Dahyabhai Prajapati, Carlos José Fernández Solano, Mathias Winterhalter, Ulrich Kleinekathöfer
The rapid spreading of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria has become a major threat for humans as well as animals. As one of the main factors involved, the permeability of the outer membrane has attracted quite some attention recently. However, the knowledge regarding the translocation mechanisms for most available antibiotics is so far rather limited. Here, a theoretical study concerning the diffusion route of ciprofloxacin across the outer membrane porin OmpC from E. coli is presented. To this end, we establish a protocol to characterize meaningful permeation pathways by combining metadynamics with the zero-temperature string method...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815732/antibacterial-and-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitory-activity-of-monocyclic-%C3%AE-lactams
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REVIEW
Lena Decuyper, Marko Jukič, Izidor Sosič, Aleš Žula, Matthias D'hooghe, Stanislav Gobec
Due to the widespread emergence of resistant bacterial strains, an urgent need for the development of new antibacterial agents with novel modes of action has emerged. The discovery of naturally occurring monocyclic β-lactams in the late 1970s, mainly active against aerobic Gram-negative bacteria, has introduced a new approach in the design and development of novel antibacterial β-lactam agents. The main goal was the derivatization of the azetidin-2-one core in order to improve their antibacterial potency, broaden their spectrum of activity, and enhance their β-lactamase stability...
August 16, 2017: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815023/antibiotic-resistance-ability-to-form-biofilm-and-susceptibility-to-copper-alloys-of-selected-staphylococcal-strains-isolated-from-touch-surfaces-in-polish-hospital-wards
#17
Anna Różańska, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Dorota Romaniszyn, Małgorzata Bulanda, Monika Walkowicz, Piotr Osuch, Tadeusz Knych
BACKGROUND: Despite the employment of sanitary regimes, contact transmission of the aetiological agents of hospital infections is still exceedingly common. The issue of microbe transmission becomes particularly important when facing multidrug-resistant microorganisms such as methicillin-resistant staphylococci. In the case of deficiencies in cleaning and disinfection procedures, hospital equipment made of copper alloys can play an important role, complementing traditional hospital hygiene procedures...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814955/characterization-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-strains-isolated-from-hospitalized-patients-in-palestine
#18
Regeen Handal, Lulu Qunibi, Ibrahim Sahouri, Maha Juhari, Rula Dawodi, Hiyam Marzouqa, Musa Hindiyeh
The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recognizes Acinetobacter baumannii as a source of global outbreaks and epidemics especially due to its increasing resistance to commercially available antibiotics. In this study, 69 single patient multidrug resistant isolates collected from all over Palestine, except Gaza, were studied. All the isolates were resistant to all the β-lactam antibiotics including the carbapenems. Of the 69 isolates, 82.6% were positive for blaOXA-23, 14.5% were positive for blaOXA-24, and 3% were positive for blaOXA-58...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812563/multicopy-plasmids-potentiate-the-evolution-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-bacteria
#19
Alvaro San Millan, Jose Antonio Escudero, Danna R Gifford, Didier Mazel, R Craig MacLean
Plasmids are thought to play a key role in bacterial evolution by acting as vehicles for horizontal gene transfer, but the role of plasmids as catalysts of gene evolution remains unexplored. We challenged populations of Escherichia coli carrying the blaTEM-1 β-lactamase gene on either the chromosome or a multicopy plasmid (19 copies per cell) with increasing concentrations of ceftazidime. The plasmid accelerated resistance evolution by increasing the rate of appearance of novel TEM-1 mutations, thereby conferring resistance to ceftazidime, and then by amplifying the effect of TEM-1 mutations due to the increased gene dosage...
November 7, 2016: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811659/identification-synthesis-and-biological-activity-of-alkyl-guanidine-oligomers-as-potent-antibacterial-agents
#20
C Zamperini, G Maccari, D Deodato, C Pasero, I D'Agostino, F Orofino, F De Luca, E Dreassi, J D Docquier, M Botta
In the last two decades, the repertoire of clinically effective antibacterials is shrinking due to the rapidly increasing of multi-drug-resistant pathogenic bacteria. New chemical classes with innovative mode of action are required to prevent a return to the pre-antibiotic era. We have recently reported the identification of a series of linear guanidine derivatives and their antibacterial properties. A batch of a promising candidate for optimization studies (compound 1) turned out to be a mixture containing two unknown species with a better biological activity than the pure compound...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
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