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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932112/short-term-outcome-of-untreated-versus-treated-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-in-renal-transplant-patients
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N Arencibia, M L Agüera, C Rodelo, I López, M Sánchez-Agesta, A Hurtarte, M D Navarro, A Rodríguez-Benot
BACKGROUND: Infection of the urinary tract (UTI) is the most common form of bacterial infection in renal transplant patients, but its management is still controversial. We compared symptomatic and asymptomatic bacteriuria, treated or untreated, during two different months (summer or winter). METHODS: This longitudinal, prospective study involved routine urine cultures collected during September 2014 or March 2015. Demographic, clinical, and microbiological characteristics from the patients with positive urine cultures were described...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931793/in-vitro-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-against-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-in-a-hollow-fibre-infection-model
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Rachel L Soon, Justin R Lenhard, Zackery P Bulman, Patricia N Holden, Pamela Kelchlin, Judith N Steenbergen, Lawrence V Friedrich, Alan Forrest, Brian T Tsuji
The proliferation of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens has been exacerbated by a lack of novel agents in current development by pharmaceutical companies. Ceftolozane/tazobactam was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections. In the present study, the activity of ceftolozane/tazobactam against four isogenic Escherichia coli strains was investigated in a hollow-fibre infection model simulating various clinical dosing regimens...
September 1, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920983/bacteremic-renal-stone-associated-urinary-tract-infection-caused-by-nontypable-haemophilus-influenzae-a-rare-invasive-disease-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Masanao Fujii, Harumi Gomi, Haruhiko Ishioka, Noriko Takamura
Haemophilus species are known to colonize the upper respiratory tract and can cause infections. However Haemophilus influenzae has been rarely described as a cause of genitourinary tract infection. We report a 44-year-old nonimmunocompromised Japanese man with bacteremic pyelonephritis caused by a nontypable H. influenzae associated with a left ureteral calculus. The organism was isolated from both blood and urine cultures. Treatment consisted of 14 days of intravenous ceftriaxone and oral amoxicillin one after than other and insertion of a left ureteral stent...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916925/microbial-biofilms-in-urinary-tract-infections-and-prostatitis-etiology-pathogenicity-and-combating-strategies
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REVIEW
Cristina Delcaru, Ionela Alexandru, Paulina Podgoreanu, Mirela Grosu, Elisabeth Stavropoulos, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Veronica Lazar
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most important causes of morbidity and health care spending affecting persons of all ages. Bacterial biofilms play an important role in UTIs, responsible for persistent infections leading to recurrences and relapses. UTIs associated with microbial biofilms developed on catheters account for a high percentage of all nosocomial infections and are the most common source of Gram-negative bacteremia in hospitalized patients. The purpose of this mini-review is to present the role of microbial biofilms in the etiology of female UTI and different male prostatitis syndromes, their consequences, as well as the challenges for therapy...
November 30, 2016: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914268/anti-adhesive-antimicrobial-peptide-coating-prevents-catheter-associated-infection-in-a-mouse-urinary-infection-model
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Kai Yu, Joey C Y Lo, Mei Yan, Xiaoqiang Yang, Donald E Brooks, Robert E W Hancock, Dirk Lange, Jayachandran N Kizhakkedathu
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) represent one of the most common hospital acquired infections with significant economic consequences and increased patient morbidity. CAUTIs often start with pathogen adhesion and colonization on the catheter surface followed by biofilm formation. Current strategies to prevent CAUTIs are insufficiently effective and antimicrobial coatings based on antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) hold promise in curbing CAUTIs. Here we report an effective surface tethering strategy to prepare AMP coatings on polyurethane (PU), a common biomedical plastic used for catheter manufacture, by using an anti-adhesive hydrophilic polymer coating...
November 24, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902433/escherichia-coli-clonal-group-a-cga-among-uropathogenic-infections-in-mexico-city
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Angel Manjarrez-Hernandez, José Molina-López, Sandra Gavilanes-Parra, Rigoberto Hernandez-Castro
Escherichia coli clonal group A (CGA) causes urinary tract and other extraintestinal infections in humans. CGA is an important cause of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (SXT)-resistance in extraintestinal pathogens. We examined the extent to which resistance in this area is related to CGA dissemination of E. coli from urinary tract infections (UTIs) in Mexico City. The virulence backgrounds of the isolates were also characterized. In this study, the frequency of resistance to SXT used for UTI treatment was high (56-65%) and CGA isolates accounted for 9 of the 78 SXT-resistant isolates (11...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895127/the-pathogenic-potential-of-proteus-mirabilis-is-enhanced-by-other-uropathogens-during-polymicrobial-urinary-tract-infection
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Chelsie E Armbruster, Sara N Smith, Alexandra O Johnson, Valerie DeOrnellas, Kathryn A Eaton, Alejandra Yep, Lona Mody, Weisheng Wu, Harry L T Mobley
Urinary catheter use is prevalent in health care settings, and polymicrobial colonization by urease-positive organisms, such as Proteus mirabilis and Providencia stuartii, commonly occurs with long-term catheterization. We previously demonstrated that coinfection with P. mirabilis and P. stuartii increased overall urease activity in vitro and disease severity in a model of urinary tract infection (UTI). In this study, we expanded these findings to a murine model of catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI), delineated the contribution of enhanced urease activity to coinfection pathogenesis, and screened for enhanced urease activity with other common CAUTI pathogens...
November 28, 2016: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894963/longitudinal-surveillance-on-antibiogram-of-important-gram-positive-pathogens-in-southern-china-2001-to-2015
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Zhenbo Xu, Jinhong Xie, Brian M Peters, Bing Li, Lin Li, Guangchao Yu, Mark E Shirtliff
OBJECTIVES: A longitudinal surveillance aimed to investigate the antibiogram of three genus of important Gram-positive pathogens in Southern China during 2001-2015. METHODS: A total of 3849 Staphylococcus, Enterococcus and Streptococcus strains were isolated from Southern China during 2001-2015. Bacteria identification was performed by colony morphology, Gram staining, the API commercial kit and the Vitek 2 automated system. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was determined by disk diffusion method and MIC method...
November 25, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892440/urinary-tract-infection-in-asymptomatic-newborns-with-prolonged-unconjugated-hyperbilirubunemia-a-hospital-based-observational-study-from-western-region-of-nepal
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T Malla, B Sathian, K Karmacharya Malla, S Adhikari
Background Urine culture is usually not a part of work-up for neonatal unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia; hence its prevalence remains unknown. Objective This study was done to determine the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) in asymptomatic newborns with prolonged unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia and to evaluate which other laboratory parameters are associated with UTIs. Method A prospective observational study where jaundiced newborns otherwise clinically well, were evaluated for UTI. The study was carried out in neonatal intensive care unit of Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara from June 2012 -April 2013...
January 2016: Kathmandu University Medical Journal (KUMJ)
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/27887579/outcomes-of-high-dose-levofloxacin-therapy-remain-bound-to-the-levofloxacin-minimum-inhibitory-concentration-in-complicated-urinary-tract-infections
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Eliana S Armstrong, Janelle A Mikulca, Daniel J Cloutier, Caleb A Bliss, Judith N Steenbergen
BACKGROUND: Fluoroquinolones are a guideline-recommended therapy for complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis. Elevated drug concentrations of fluoroquinolones in the urine and therapy with high-dose levofloxacin are believed to overcome resistance and effectively treat infections caused by resistant bacteria. The ASPECT-cUTI phase 3 clinical trial (ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT01345929 and NCT01345955 , both registered April 28, 2011) provided an opportunity to test this hypothesis by examining the clinical and microbiological outcomes of high-dose levofloxacin treatment by levofloxacin minimum inhibitory concentration...
November 25, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883875/a-case-of-urinary-tract-infection-caused-by-raoultella-planticola-after-a-urodynamic-study
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Murat Tuğcu, Caglar Ruhi, Ali M Gokce, Melih Kara, Sebahat Aksaray
Here we report the case of a patient who developed urinary tract infection after a urodynamic study. The causative agent was Raoultella planticola, a rare opportunistic pathogen that usually invades immunocompromised patients. While a urinary tract infection with R. planticola has been previously described, this is the first report in which an R. planticola infection developed after a urodynamic study. We postulate that the mechanism of infection was direct invasion of the urinary tract from contaminated urodynamic study equipment...
November 21, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882567/autoantibodies-directed-against-the-endothelin-a-receptor-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Gerd Wallukat, Burkhard Jandrig, Rudolf Kunze, Johann J Wendler, Johannes Müller, Martin Schostak, Ingolf Schimke
BACKGROUND: Over-stimulation of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) such as α1-adrenergic, muscarinic, endothelin, and AT1 receptors is considered to drive benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) which is often associated with lower urinary tract syndrome (LUTS). However, in addition to physiologic GPCR ligands, there is a new class of autoantibodies called functional autoantibodies that target the same GPCRs (GPCR-AABs) for over-stimulation, thus, presenting pathogenic potency. We hypothesize that patients with BPH/LUTS could carry GPCR-AABs representing potential targets for treatment...
November 24, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876296/pathogenic-features-of-clinically-significant-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-in-hospital-and-community-infections-in-benin
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Chimène Nanoukon, Xavier Argemi, Frédéric Sogbo, Jeanne Orekan, Daniel Keller, Dissou Affolabi, Frédéric Schramm, Philippe Riegel, Lamine Baba-Moussa, Gilles Prévost
In West Africa, very little consideration has been given to coagulase negative Staphylococci (CNS). Herein, we describe the features contributing to the pathogenicity of 99 clinically-significant independent CNS isolates associated with infections encountered at the National Teaching Hospital Center of Cotonou (Benin). The pathogenic potentials of nosocomial strains were compared with community strains. S. haemolyticus (44%), S. epidermidis (22%) and S. hominis (7%) were the most frequently isolated while bacteremia (66...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875572/iron-regulated-phospholipase-c-activity-contributes-to-the-cytolytic-activity-and-virulence-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Steven E Fiester, Brock A Arivett, Robert E Schmidt, Amber C Beckett, Tomislav Ticak, Mary V Carrier, Rajarshi Ghosh, Emily J Ohneck, Maeva L Metz, Marlo K Sellin Jeffries, Luis A Actis
Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic Gram-negative pathogen that causes a wide range of infections including pneumonia, septicemia, necrotizing fasciitis and severe wound and urinary tract infections. Analysis of A. baumannii representative strains grown in Chelex 100-treated medium for hemolytic activity demonstrated that this pathogen is increasingly hemolytic to sheep, human and horse erythrocytes, which interestingly contain increasing amounts of phosphatidylcholine in their membranes. Bioinformatic, genetic and functional analyses of 19 A...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872067/in-vitro-activity-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-against-isolates-in-a-phase-3-open-label-clinical-trial-for-complicated-intra-abdominal-and-urinary-tract-infections-caused-by-ceftazidime-nonsusceptible-gram-negative-pathogens
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Gregory G Stone, Patricia A Bradford, Paul Newell, Angela Wardman
In vitro activity of ceftazidime-avibactam was evaluated against 341 Gram-negative isolates from 333 patients in a randomized, phase 3 clinical trial of patients with complicated urinary tract or intra-abdominal infections caused by ceftazidime nonsusceptible pathogens (NCT01644643). Ceftazidime-avibactam MIC90 values against Enterobacteriaceae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (including several class B or D enzyme-producers that avibactam does not inhibit) were 1 and 64 μg/ml, respectively. Overall, ceftazidime-avibactam activity against ceftazidime-nonsusceptible isolates was comparable to the activity of ceftazidime-avibactam previously reported against ceftazidime-susceptible isolates...
November 21, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866177/cranberries-for-preventing-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-in-uncircumcised-boys
#17
Kong-Sang Wan, Chih-Kuang Liu, Wen-Kai Lee, Ming-Chung Ko, Che-Sheng Huang
Background • Highly concentrated cranberry juice has long been considered to have protective properties against urinary tract infections (UTIs), on the basis of its content of cranberry proanthocyanidins, with A-type interflavan bonds. Objective • This study intended to evaluate the benefits of a highly concentrated cranberry juice for the prevention of repeated episodes of UTI in uncircumcised boys. Design • The study was a randomized, controlled trial. Setting • The study took place at Taipei City Hospital, Renai and Zhongxing Branches (Taipei City, Taiwan)...
November 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857893/a-study-on-the-aac-6-1-lb-cr-gene-prevalence-among-ciprofloxacin-resistant-strains-of-uropathogenic-enterobacteriaceae
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Nirupa Soundararajan, Priyadarshini Shanmugam, Caroline Devanbu, Shameem Banu Abdul Sattar
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are very common. Indiscriminate use of antibiotics has led to the development of resistance to most of the commonly used antibiotics including quinolones. AIM: This study aimed to find out the prevalence of ciprofloxacin resistance among the uropathogenic Enterobacteriaceae, to determine the virulence factors of these isolates, and to detect the aac-(6(1))-lb-cr gene among those isolates with minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of ciprofloxacin >256 mcg/ml...
October 2016: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856593/genome-sequences-of-two-multidrug-resistant-proteus-mirabilis-strains-harboring-ctx-m-65-isolated-from-malaysia
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Choo Yee Yu, Geik Yong Ang, Yun Fong Ngeow, Kok Keng Tee, Wai-Fong Yin, Kok-Gan Chan
Proteus mirabilis is an opportunistic nosocomial pathogen that is commonly associated with urinary tract infections. Here, we present draft genome sequences of two multidrug-resistant P. mirabilis strains, isolated from urine samples in Malaysia, that harbored a CTX-M-type extended-spectrum β-lactamase-encoding gene, as well as a repertoire of other antimicrobial-resistant determinants.
November 17, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849508/rates-of-microbiologically-diagnosed-infection-and-pathogen-detection-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patients
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Lauren E Lee, Alice E Barsoumian, Alexander W Brown, Michael A Wiggins, John S Renshaw, Michael B Osswald, Clinton K Murray
Infections remain a significant cause of mortality in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients. Evaluations of causes of infection are often unrevealing, and at some sites, increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance have been noticed. We performed a retrospective analysis of infection rates and microbiologic testing yield, or percent of tests ordered to diagnose an infection, in the first 100 days of 30 allogeneic and 56 autologous stem cell transplants performed at San Antonio Military Medical Center from July 2011 to April 2014...
November 2016: Military Medicine
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