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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912981/examining-the-association-between-surface-bioburden-and-frequently-touched-sites-in-intensive-care
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C E Adams, J Smith, V Watson, C Robertson, S J Dancer
BACKGROUND: Critical care patients are at increased risk of infection. Near-patient surfaces act as reservoirs of microbial soil, which may contain pathogens. AIM: To correlate soil levels with hand-touch frequency of near-patient sites in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Five sites around each bed in a 10-bed ICU were screened for total microbial soil (cfu/cm(2)) and Staphylococcus aureus every month for 10 months. Selected sites were infusion pump and cardiac monitor, left and right bedrails, and bed table...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904402/microbiological-quality-and-variability-of-natural-microbiota-in-croatian-cheese-maturing-in-lambskin-sacks
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Jadranka Frece, Marija Vrdoljak, Mija Filipčić, Marko Jelić, Iva Čanak, Željko Jakopović, Jelka Pleadin, Ivana Gobin, Tibela Landeka Dragičević, Ksenija Markov
As in the traditional production of cheese in lambskin sacks raw cow's or sheep's milk is mostly used, the purpose of this study is to see how the production affects the microbiological quality of the cheese. To do that, we tested 39 samples of raw cow's and sheep's milk, curd, ripened cheese (15, 30 and 45 days) and lambskin sacks for native microbial population. Two-thirds of the milk, curd and cheese samples had higher counts of staphylococci and enterobacteria than permitted by regulations. Not a single sample had Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, but we did find Escherichia coli in sheep's milk and cheese, and yeast and mould in both types of milk and cheese...
June 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900434/combination-of-microbiological-spectroscopic-and-molecular-docking-techniques-to-study-the-antibacterial-mechanism-of-thymol-against-staphylococcus-aureus-membrane-damage-and-genomic-dna-binding
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Lang-Hong Wang, Zhi-Hong Zhang, Xin-An Zeng, De-Ming Gong, Man-Sheng Wang
Thymol (2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol) is a natural ingredient used as flavor or preservative agent in food products. The antibacterial mechanism of thymol against Gram-positive, Staphylococcus aureus was investigated in this work. A total of 15 membrane fatty acids were identified in S. aureus cells by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Exposure to thymol at low concentrations induced obvious alterations in membrane fatty acid composition, such as decreasing the proportion of branched 12-methyltetradecanoic acid and 14-methylhexadecanoic acid (from 22...
November 29, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895000/severe-acute-otitis-media-and-acute-mastoiditis-in-adults
#4
Anu Laulajainen Hongisto, Jussi Jero, Antti Markkola, Riste Saat, Antti A Aarnisalo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare clinical and microbiological findings in adults hospitalized for acute otitis media (AOM) or mastoid infections (acute or latent). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all adults (≥17 years old) hospitalized (between 2003 and 2012) at a tertiary referral center for acute mastoid infections or AOM not responding to outpatient medical treatment. RESULTS: Of the 160 patients in the study sample, 19% had an infection caused by S...
November 28, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891339/bacteriological-profile-of-isolates-from-urine-samples-in-patients-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-and-or-prostatitis-showing-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
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Prem Prakash Mishra, Ved Prakash, Kashmir Singh, H Mog, Sumit Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or Prostatitis is increasing considerably worldwide. The Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) due to bacterial aetiology are one of the common factors for the complications among the patients. AIM: To determine the bacterial agents and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern from the urine samples of patients of BPH or Prostatitis showing symptoms of LUTS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cross-sectional study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology of Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital of Northern India from June 2014 to May 2015...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889140/genotyping-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-isolated-from-milk-and-dairy-products-in-south-italy
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M G Basanisi, G La Bella, G Nobili, I Franconieri, G La Salandra
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a pathogen emerging in hospitals as well as community and livestock. MRSA is a significant and costly public health concern because it may enter the human food chain and contaminate milk and dairy products causing foodborne illness. This study aimed to determine the occurrence and the characteristics of MRSA isolated from 3760 samples of milk and dairy products in a previous survey conducted in southern Italy during 2008-2014. Overall out of 484 S. aureus strains isolated, 40 (8...
April 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885814/trends-microbiology-and-outcomes-of-infective-endocarditis-in-children-during-2000-2010-in-the-united-states
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Shipra Gupta, Ankit Sakhuja, Eric McGrath, Basim Asmar
BACKGROUND: We studied the incidence, trend, underlying conditions, microbiology, and outcomes of infective endocarditis (IE) in children during 11 years using Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database. This is the largest all-payer inpatient care database in the United States containing data for more than 8 million hospital stays from over 1000 hospitals. METHODS: NIS data from 2000 to 2010 of primary discharge diagnosis of IE in children aged ≤19 years old were studied...
November 25, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870814/the-contemporary-microbiology-and-rates-of-concomitant-osteomyelitis-in-acute-septic-arthritis
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Jessica Branson, Jesus G Vallejo, Anthony R Flores, Kristina G Hulten, Edward O Mason, Sheldon L Kaplan, J Chase McNeil
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis (SA) and acute osteomyelitis (AO) are among the most common serious bacterial infections of childhood. Knowledge of the microbiology of SA is critical to treatment. Awareness of the presence of attendant AO is also important to guide clinical management. We sought to describe the current microbiology of SA in children as well as describe clinical features associated with coexisting AO. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with SA were identified from the infectious diseases consult service records from 2010-2014...
November 18, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869407/community-acquired-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-children-a-cohort-study-for-2010-2014
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Guadalupe Pérez, Soledad Martiren, Vanesa Reijtman, Romina Romero, Alejandra Mastroianni, Lidia Casimir, Rosa Bologna
INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections are a common, serious problem in pediatrics. OBJETIVE: To describe antibiotic resistance in community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus (SA) bacteremias. To compare the characteristics of SA bacteremias in terms of methicillin resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective cohort enrolled between January 2010 and December 2014. Inclusion criteria: infants and children between 30 days old and 16 years old hospitalized at the Hospital de Pediatria J...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866257/detection-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-using-phage-amplification-combined-with-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Jon C Rees, John R Barr
Antibiotic resistance continues to contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality across the world. Developing new tests for antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a core action to combat resistant infections. We describe a method that uses phage amplification detection (PAD) combined with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) to rapidly identify Staphylococcus aureus and determine phenotypic susceptibility to cefoxitin. Samples tested for S. aureus are incubated together with bacteriophage in the presence and absence of cefoxitin and subjected to rapid trypsin digestion followed by MALDI-MS analysis...
November 19, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863959/transmission-of-staphylococcus-aureus-between-health-care-workers-the-environment-and-patients-in-an-intensive-care-unit-a-longitudinal-cohort-study-based-on-whole-genome-sequencing
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James R Price, Kevin Cole, Andrew Bexley, Vasiliki Kostiou, David W Eyre, Tanya Golubchik, Daniel J Wilson, Derrick W Crook, A Sarah Walker, Timothy E A Peto, Martin J Llewelyn, John Paul
BACKGROUND: Health-care workers have been implicated in nosocomial outbreaks of Staphylococcus aureus, but the dearth of evidence from non-outbreak situations means that routine health-care worker screening and S aureus eradication are controversial. We aimed to determine how often S aureus is transmitted from health-care workers or the environment to patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) and a high-dependency unit (HDU) where standard infection control measures were in place. METHODS: In this longitudinal cohort study, we systematically sampled health-care workers, the environment, and patients over 14 months at the ICU and HDU of the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, England...
November 15, 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859922/cadexomer-iodine-provides-superior-efficacy-against-bacterial-wound-biofilms-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Daniel J Fitzgerald, Paul J Renick, Emma C Forrest, Shannon P Tetens, David N Earnest, Jillian McMillan, Brett M Kiedaisch, Lei Shi, Eric D Roche
Examination of clinical samples indicates bacterial biofilms are present in the majority of chronic wounds, and substantial evidence suggests biofilms contribute significantly to delayed healing. Bacteria in biofilms are highly tolerant of antimicrobials, and little data exist to guide the choice of anti-biofilm wound therapy. Cadexomer Iodine (CI) was recently reported to have superior efficacy compared to diverse wound dressings against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in an ex vivo model. In the current study, the strong performance of CI versus P...
November 17, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810466/proposed-primary-endpoints-for-use-in-clinical-trials-that-compare-treatment-options-for-bloodstream-infection-in-adults-a-consensus-definition
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Patrick N A Harris, John F McNamara, David C Lye, Joshua S Davis, Louis Bernard, Allen C Cheng, Yohei Doi, Vance G Fowler, Keith S Kaye, Leonard Leibovici, Jeffrey Lipman, Martin J Llewelyn, Silvia Munoz-Price, Mical Paul, Anton Y Peleg, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Benjamin A Rogers, Harald Seifert, Visanu Thamlikitkul, Guy Thwaites, Steven Y C Tong, John Turnidge, Riccardo Utili, Steven A R Webb, David L Paterson
OBJECTIVES: To define standardised endpoints to aid the design of trials that compare antibiotic therapies for bloodstream infection (BSI). METHODS: Prospective studies, randomised trials or registered protocols comparing antibiotic therapies for BSI, published from 2005 to 2016, were reviewed. Consensus endpoints for BSI studies were defined using a modified Delphi process. RESULTS: Different primary and secondary endpoints were defined for pilot (small-scale studies designed to evaluate protocol design, feasibility and implementation) and definitive trials (larger-scale studies designed to test hypotheses and influence clinical practice), as well as for Staphylococcus aureus and Gram-negative BSI...
October 31, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799637/five-year-antimicrobial-susceptibility-trends-among-bacterial-isolates-from-a-tertiary-health-care-facility-in-kigali-rwanda
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Makeda Carroll, Ashok Rangaiahagari, Emmanuel Musabeyezu, Donald Singer, Onyema Ogbuagu
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health threat. There is limited information from Rwanda on AMR trends. This longitudinal study aimed to describe temporal trends of antibiotic susceptibility among common bacteria. We collated the antimicrobial susceptibility results of bacteria cultured from clinical specimens collected from inpatients and outpatients and submitted to the microbiology laboratory at King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda, from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2013. Differences in antimicrobial susceptibility between the first and fifth year of the study for each bacterial species was assessed using χ(2) test...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790966/epidemiology-and-microbiological-characterization-of-clinical-isolates-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-a-single-healthcare-region-of-the-uk-2015
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C Horner, L Utsi, L Coole, M Denton
We investigated the epidemiology and characterization of isolates of Staphylococcus aureus within the Yorkshire and Humber (YH) region in the UK. In July 2015, each laboratory within YH (n = 14) was assigned two consecutive days during which all clinical isolates of S. aureus were collected. Isolates were tested for antibiotic susceptibilities and the presence of genes encoding methicillin resistance (mecA and mecC), Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) (lukS-PV), and efflux-mediated chlorhexidine resistance (qacA); isolates were also characterized by spa-types...
October 28, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790457/in-vitro-comparison-of-generic-and-branded-preparations-of-amoxicillin-with-potassium-clavulanate
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Priyanka Pathak, Jayshree Dawane
INTRODUCTION: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has guidelines for physicians to prescribe drugs with generic names. But physicians and patients might have prejudices against generic drug substitution or concerns regarding quality and generics effectiveness. If the drugs are ineffective, they can result in adverse clinical outcomes such as treatment failure. According to WHO, β-lactams are the most common substandard drugs to be produced amongst antibiotics. AIM: To evaluate and compare invitro efficacy of generic and branded preparations of Amoxicillin with Potassium Clavulanate...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780238/bacterial-etiology-and-risk-factors-associated-with-cellulitis-and-purulent-skin-abscesses-in-military-trainees
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Ryan C Johnson, Michael W Ellis, Carey D Schlett, Eugene V Millar, Patrick T LaBreck, Deepika Mor, Emad M Elassal, Jeffrey B Lanier, Cassie L Redden, Tianyuan Cui, Nimfa Teneza-Mora, Danett K Bishop, Eric R Hall, Kimberly A Bishop-Lilly, D Scott Merrell
: Military trainees are at high risk for skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs). Although Staphylococcus aureus is associated with purulent SSTI, it is unclear to what degree this pathogen causes nonpurulent cellulitis. To inform effective prevention strategies and to provide novel insights into SSTI pathogenesis, we aimed to determine the etiology of SSTI in this population. We conducted a prospective observational study in US Army Infantry trainees with SSTI (cutaneous abscesses and cellulitis) from July 2012 through December 2014...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777450/effect-of-incorporation-of-cyperus-rotundus-l-rhizome-powder-on-quality-attributes-of-minced-beef-meat
#18
Hager H A B Eltilib, Elgasim A Elgasim, Isam A Mohamed Ahmed
The primary objective of this study was to investigate the biological effectiveness of C. rotundus rhizome powder (CRRP) in improving the quality, storability, and safety of minced beef meat. CRRP was analyzed for its flavonoid and polyphenol content, antioxidants and antimicrobial activity, and its effect on the chemical properties, microbiological and sensory quality of minced beef meat. The results revealed that CRRP had a flavonoid and polyphenol contents of 24.30 mg CE/g and 353.10 mg GAE/g, respectively...
September 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777185/problems-associated-with-the-microbiological-control-of-the-breast-milk-from-hospital-milk-bank-units
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Didier Lecointe, Jade Assoukpa, Lauriane Cezard, Carole Descaves, Armelle Gouot, Sandrine Bourgeois, Monique Bergeon, Stéphane Koutcherenko, Yasmine Lakhdari, Noura Kassidi
The microbiological tests on breast milk performed when samples of pasteurized breast milk are added to hospital milk banks are covered by French regulations dating from December 3(rd) 2007. They involve counts of the aerobic total flora and of Staphylococcus aureus in a sample of milk before pasteurization, and culture after pasteurization to check that the treated milk is sterile. The regulations specify the nature of the agar plates to be used, together with the conditions for plating and incubation, but they lack detail in other areas...
December 1, 2016: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777118/the-occurrence-of-infective-endocarditis-with-staphylococcus-lugdunensis-bacteremia-a-retrospective-cohort-study-and-systematic-review
#20
Lemuel R Non, Carlos A Q Santos
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a coagulase-negative staphylococcus with similar virulence characteristics as S. aureus. Whether S. lugdunensis causes infective endocarditis (IE) in a similar proportion of cases as S. aureus (reported to be 12.6% in a definitive multicenter prospective study) is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of adult patients with at least one blood culture positive for S. lugdunensis at our institution from January 2006 to December 2014...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Infection
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