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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635681/antimicrobial-activity-of-nitric-oxide-releasing-ti-6al-4v-metal-oxide
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Nina A Reger, Wilson S Meng, Ellen S Gawalt
Titanium and titanium alloy materials are commonly used in joint replacements, due to the high strength of the materials. Pathogenic microorganisms can easily adhere to the surface of the metal implant, leading to an increased potential for implant failure. The surface of a titanium-aluminum-vanadium (Ti-6Al-4V) metal oxide implant material was functionalized to deliver an small antibacterial molecule, nitric oxide. S-nitroso-penicillamine, a S-nitrosothiol nitric oxide donor, was covalently immobilized on the metal oxide surface using self-assembled monolayers...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631657/citrobacter-freundii-as-a-cause-of-acute-suppurative-thyroiditis-in-an-immunocompetent-adult-female
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Gursimran Kaur Mohi, Priya Datta, Jagdish Chander, Arjun Das
Acute suppurative thyroiditis (AST) is an uncommon condition, in the patients with preexisting thyroid disease or immunosuppression. The most common cause of AST is bacterial, and the most common bacteria are Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella species. Due to various complications such as septicemia, septic thrombophlebitis, necrotizing mediastinitis, or pericarditis, prompt diagnosis and treatment are the keys to reduce mortality and morbidity. Here, we describe a case of a 40-year-old female with AST caused by Citrobacter freundii...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631638/clinicomicrobiological-profile-of-endophthalmitis-a-10-year-experience-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-north-india
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Gita Satpathy, Niranjan Nayak, Meenakshi Wadhwani, Pradeep Venkwatesh, Atul Kumar, Yograj Sharma, Vishnu Sreenivas
PURPOSE: To determine the clinicomicrobiological profile of infectious agents and their antibiotic susceptibility in different type of endophthalmitis. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical and microbiological records from January 2001 to December 2010, was performed in 1110 patients diagnosed with different type of endophthalmitis (postoperative, posttraumatic, endogenous and post keratitis) to record the demographic details, clinical presentations; microbiological agents isolated with their antimicrobial sensitivity pattern...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631328/phenotypic-characterisation-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-isolated-from-blood-cultures-in-newborn-infants-with-a-special-focus-on-staphylococcus-capitis
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Gustaf Ehlersson, Bengt Hellmark, Olov Svartström, Bianca Stenmark, Bo Söderquist
AIM: This Swedish study determined which species of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) were found in neonatal blood cultures and whether they included Staphylococcus capitis clones with decreased susceptibility to vancomycin. METHODS: CoNS isolates (n=332) from neonatal blood cultures collected at Örebro University Hospital during 1987-2014 were identified to species level with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)...
June 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628484/battling-bacterial-infection-with-hexamethylene-diisocyanate-cross-linked-and-cefaclor-loaded-collagen-scaffolds
#5
E K Tsekoura, A L Helling, J G Wall, Y Bayon, D I Zeugolis
Implant infections remain a major healthcare problem due to the prolonged hospitalisation period required to disrupt and treat bacterial biofilm formation, and the need for additional surgery to remove/replace the infected implant, which if not removed in a timely manner may lead to sepsis. Although localised drug administration, via an implanted scaffold, has shown promise in a clinical setting, the ideal scaffold cross-linking (to initially withstand the aggressive infection environment) and drug (to be effective against infection) have yet to be identified...
June 19, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627936/the-microorganisms-on-nurses-and-health-care-workers-uniforms-in-the-intensive-care-units
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Maha Abu Radwan, Muayyad Ahmad
The objective of this study was to identify the types of microorganisms present on uniforms of nurses, physicians, respiratory therapist, students, and housekeepers in intensive care units (ICUs). A convenience sampling was used to recruit the participants ( N = 115) who work at military hospital in Jordan. Environmental cultures ( N = 305) were taken from the participants who were nurses, physicians, students, respiratory therapists, and housekeepers. The number of participating nurses was 58 (50.43%). There were 24 types of microorganisms found on the participants' uniforms...
June 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624285/short-communication-%C3%AE-lactam-resistance-and-vancomycin-heteroresistance-in-staphylococcus-spp-isolated-from-bovine-subclinical-mastitis
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Priscila Luiza Mello, Luiza Pinheiro, Lisiane de Almeida Martins, Maria Aparecida Vasconcelos Paiva Brito, Maria de Lourdes Ribeiro de Souza da Cunha
The use of antimicrobial agents has led to the emergence of resistant bacterial strains over a relatively short period. Furthermore, Staphylococcus spp. can produce β-lactamase, which explains the survival of these strains in a focus of infection despite the use of a β-lactam antibiotic. The aim of this study was to evaluate the resistance of Staphylococcus spp. isolated from bovine subclinical mastitis to oxacillin and vancomycin (by minimum inhibitory concentration) and to detect vancomycin heteroresistance by a screening method...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623661/graphene-nanolayers-as-a-new-method-for-bacterial-biofilm-prevention-preliminary-results
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Łucja Dybowska-Sarapuk, Andrzej Kotela, Jakub Krzemiński, Marta Wróblewska, Halina Marchel, Magdalena Romaniec, Paweł Łęgosz, Małgorzata Jakubowska
Biofilms are microbial communities of surface-attached cells embedded in a self-produced extracellular matrix. They have been found to play a role in a wide variety of infections, including catheter-related urinary tract and bloodstream infections, and, therefore remain a significant source of morbidity and mortality among the world's population. Recently, much attention has been devoted to the prevention of biofilm formation on implant surfaces. Nanomaterials such as graphene, characterized by antibacterial activity and low toxicity to human cells, are promising candidates for biomedical applications...
June 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623341/metabolic-fingerprinting-of-bacteria-by-fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-microscopy
#9
Arunima Bhattacharjee, Rupsa Datta, Enrico Gratton, Allon I Hochbaum
Bacterial populations exhibit a range of metabolic states influenced by their environment, intra- and interspecies interactions. The identification of bacterial metabolic states and transitions between them in their native environment promises to elucidate community behavior and stochastic processes, such as antibiotic resistance acquisition. In this work, we employ two-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) to create a metabolic fingerprint of individual bacteria and populations. FLIM of autofluorescent reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (phosphate), NAD(P)H, has been previously exploited for label-free metabolic imaging of mammalian cells...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620316/incidence-and-antimicrobial-sensitivity-profiles-of-normal-conjunctiva-bacterial-flora-in-the-central-area-of-china-a-hospital-based-study
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Hua Tao, Juan Wang, Lei Li, Hui-Zhi Zhang, Meng-Ping Chen, Le Li
Objective: To study the distribution and patterns of resistance to antimicrobial agents of normal conjunctival bacteria. Materials and Methods: Conjunctival specimens were collected from 8,224 patients and then cultured, which underwent antimicrobial susceptibility test following standard methods. Patients with infectious symptoms such as erythema or oedema and those using systemic or topical antibiotics within 1 month were excluded. Results: In this study, the incidence of isolated bacteria was 24.2%. The middle aged group of 41-65 years presented the lowest rate of bacterial isolation which was 19...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617524/high-prevalence-of-methicillin-resistant-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-isolated-from-a-university-environment-in-thailand
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Rathanin Seng, Udomluk Leungtongkam, Rapee Thummeepak, Wassana Chatdumrong, Sutthirat Sitthisak
The present study was conducted to isolate and characterize the molecular epidemiology of the methicillin-resistant staphylococci in the general university environment, where all five locations; the library, restrooms, canteens, computer rooms and outdoor surfaces, are in common use by a large population of students. We used Mannitol Salt Agar (MSA) supplemented with 4 μg/ml of oxacillin to screen the methicillin-resistant staphylococci. The species level was identified by PCR of rdr (Staphylococcus epidermidis), groESL (Staphylococcus haemolyticus) and nuc (Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus warneri) genes and DNA sequencing of tuf and dnaJ genes...
June 2017: International Microbiology: the Official Journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617344/synthesis-and-biological-activity-evaluation-of-novel-heterocyclic-pleuromutilin-derivatives
#12
Yunpeng Yi, Yunxing Fu, Pengcheng Dong, Wenwen Qin, Yu Liu, Jiangping Liang, Ruofeng Shang
A series of pleuromutilin derivatives were synthesized by two synthetic procedures under mild reaction conditions and characterized by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Infrared Spectroscopy (IR), and High Resolution Mass Spectrometer (HRMS). Most of the derivatives with heterocyclic groups at the C-14 side of pleuromutilin exhibited excellent in vitro antibacterial activities against Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE), and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) in vitro antibacterial activity...
June 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617343/study-of-the-relation-between-the-resonance-behavior-of-thickness-shear-mode-tsm-sensors-and-the-mechanical-characteristics-of-biofilms
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Pedro Castro, Luis Elvira, Juan Ramón Maestre, Francisco Montero de Espinosa
This work analyzes some key aspects of the behavior of sensors based on piezoelectric Thickness Shear Mode (TSM) resonators to study and monitor microbial biofilms. The operation of these sensors is based on the analysis of their resonance properties (both resonance frequency and dissipation factor) that vary in contact with the analyzed sample. This work shows that different variations during the microorganism growth can be detected by the sensors and highlights which of these changes are indicative of biofilm formation...
June 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613963/cytotoxic-and-antimicrobial-activities-of-cantharellus-cibarius-fr-cantarellaceae
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Marina Kolundžić, Tatjana Stanojković, Jelena Radović, Ana Tačić, Margarita Dodevska, Marina Milenković, Francesca Sisto, Carla Masia, Giampietro Farronato, Vesna Nikolić, Tatjana Kundaković
Antibacterial and cytotoxic activities of cyclohexane, dichloromethane, methanol, and aqueous extracts of Cantharellus cibarius were tested. Broth microdilution assay was performed against 10 bacterial strains (Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, Micrococcus luteus, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus feacalis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella abony), with emphasis on Helicobacter pylori. Methanol extract was the most active against H. pylori strains with minimal inhibitory concentration values between 4 and 32 μg/mL...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611950/the-saers-two-component-system-controls-survival-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-human-blood-through-regulation-of-coagulase
#15
Haiyong Guo, Jeffrey W Hall, Junshu Yang, Yinduo Ji
The SaeRS two-component system plays important roles in regulation of key virulence factors and pathogenicity. In this study, however, we found that the deletion mutation of saeRS enhanced bacterial survival in human blood, whereas complementation of the mutant with SaeRS returned survival to wild-type levels. Moreover, these phenomena were observed in different MRSA genetic background isolates, including HA-MRSA WCUH29, CA-MRSA 923, and MW2. To elucidate which gene(s) regulated by SaeRS contribute to the effect, we conducted a series of complementation studies with selected known SaeRS target genes in trans...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610835/antibiofilm-effect-of-ultrasound-combined-with-microbubbles-against-staphylococcus-epidermidis-biofilm
#16
Ying Dong, Yaling Xu, Pan Li, Chuanqing Wang, Yun Cao, Jialin Yu
Biofilms are difficult to eradicate due to their resistance to antibiotics and host immune cells. Ultrasound microbubbles have emerged as a new treatment modality with the underlying mechanisms largely unknown. In this study, we exposed 24-h-old Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms established in OptiCell™ chambers to ultrasound in combination with microbubbles, and investigated the activities of vancomycin and neutrophils against S. epidermidis biofilms after treatment. The antibiofilm mechanims of ultrasound microbubbles were explored in terms of bacterial permeability and biofilm-associated gene expression...
June 11, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609707/antibacterial-properties-of-sophorolipid-modified-gold-surfaces-against-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-pathogens
#17
Claire Valotteau, Ibrahim M Banat, Christopher A Mitchell, Helen Lydon, Roger Marchant, Florence Babonneau, Claire-Marie Pradier, Niki Baccile, Vincent Humblot
Sophorolipids are bioderived glycolipids displaying interesting antimicrobial properties. We show that they can be used to develop biocidal monolayers against Listeria ivanovii, a Gram-positive bacterium. The present work points out the dependence between the surface density and the antibacterial activity of grafted sophorolipids. It also emphasizes the broad spectrum of activity of these coatings, demonstrating their potential against both Gram-positive strains (Enteroccocus faecalis, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Streptococcus pyogenes) and Gram-negative strains (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella typhymurium)...
June 2, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608317/ica-status-of-clinical-staphylococcus-epidermidis-strains-affects-adhesion-and-aggregation-a-thermodynamic-analysis
#18
Titik Nuryastuti, Bastiaan P Krom
Staphylococcus epidermidis is a major nosocomial pathogen associated with infections of indwelling medical devices. One important virulence factor of these organisms is their ability to adhere to devices and form biofilms. In this study, we evaluated the effect of the ica operon on cell surface hydrophobicity, thermodynamics of adhesion, and biofilm formation for seven S. epidermidis strains. The surface free energy parameters of the bacterial cell surface and the substratum were determined by contact angle measurement...
June 12, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607020/targeting-quorum-sensing-signal-biosynthesis-to-fight-antibiotic-resistant-infections-ambuic-acid-as-a-model-inhibitor
#19
Daniel A Todd, Corey P Parlet, Heidi A Crosby, Cheryl L Malone, Kristopher P Heilmann, Alexander R Horswill, Nadja B Cech
There has been major interest by the scientific community in anti-virulence approaches against bacterial infections. However, partly due to a lack of viable lead compounds, anti-virulence therapeutics have yet to reach the clinic. Here we investigate the development of an anti-virulence lead targeting quorum sensing signal-biosynthesis, a process that is conserved in Gram positive bacterial pathogens. Some preliminary studies suggest that the small molecule ambuic acid is a signal biosynthesis inhibitor. To confirm this, we construct a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain that decouples AIP production from regulation, and demonstrate that AIP production is inhibited in this mutant...
June 12, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607014/np108-an-antimicrobial-polymer-with-activity-against-methicillin-and-mupirocin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#20
Derry K Mercer, Laura K Katvars, Fiona Hewitt, Daniel W Smith, Jennifer Robertson, Deborah A O'Neil
Staphylococcus aureus is a clinically significant human pathogen that causes infectious diseases ranging from skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), healthcare associated infections (HAI) to potentially fatal bacteraemia and endocarditis. Nasal carriage of S. aureus, especially persistent carriage, is associated with an increased risk of subsequent infection, particularly nosocomial and surgical site infections (SSI), usually via autoinfection. NP108 is a cationic antimicrobial polymer composed of Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) amino acid building blocks...
June 12, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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