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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715967/hyperthermia-enhanced-targeted-drug-delivery-using-magnetic-resonance-guided-focussed-ultrasound-a-pre-clinical-study-in-a-genetic-model-of-pancreatic-cancer
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Navid Farr, Yak-Nam Wang, Samantha D'Andrea, Frank Starr, Ari Partanen, Kayla M Gravelle, Jeannine S McCune, Linda J Risler, Stella G Whang, Amy Chang, Sunil R Hingorani, Donghoon Lee, Joo Ha Hwang
PURPOSE: The lack of effective treatment options for pancreatic cancer has led to a 5-year survival rate of just 8%. Here, we evaluate the ability to enhance targeted drug delivery using mild hyperthermia in combination with the systemic administration of a low-temperature sensitive liposomal formulation of doxorubicin (LTSL-Dox) using a relevant model for pancreas cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experiments were performed in a genetically engineered mouse model of pancreatic cancer (KPC mice: LSL-Kras(G12D/+); LSL-Trp53(R172H/+); Pdx-1-Cre)...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700049/molecular-detection-of-%C3%AE-lactamase-and-integron-genes-in-clinical-strains-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-by-multiplex-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Mansour Sedighi, Masoumeh Halajzadeh, Rashid Ramazanzadeh, Noor Amirmozafari, Mohsen Heidary, Serve Pirouzi
INTRODUCTION: Infections caused by β-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, are increasing globally with high morbidity and mortality. The aim of the current study was to determine antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes (β-lactamase and integron genes) using multiplex PCR. METHODS: One-hundred K. pneumoniae isolates were collected from different clinical samples. Antibiotic susceptibility testing was performed with thirteen different antibiotics...
May 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668692/wastewater-is-a-reservoir-for-clinically-relevant-carbapenemase-and-16s-rrna-methylase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Katrin Zurfluh, Claudia Bagutti, Peter Brodmann, Monica Alt, Jürg Schulze, Séamus Fanning, Roger Stephan, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen
The aim of the study was to evaluate wastewater for carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) and 16S rRNA methylase producing Gram negative bacteria (MPB), and to assess their occurrence following wastewater treatment. Wastewater samples were collected between June 2015 and March 2016 in the sewage network of the city of Basel from sites located before and after influx of wastewater from the hospital into the sewage network. Samples were also obtained from the influent and from the effluent of the receiving wastewater treatment plant...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659886/molecular-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infections-in-eastern-china
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Bing Zheng, Yingxin Dai, Yang Liu, Weiyang Shi, Erkuan Dai, Yichao Han, Dandan Zheng, Yuetian Yu, Min Li
Background: The increasing prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) poses an immediate threat to treatment worldwide. This retrospective study assessed the molecular epidemiology and determined the risk factors for and outcomes of CRKP infections in a general teaching hospital in Shanghai, China. Methods: From January 2013 to July 2015, 100 consecutive unique CRKP isolates isolated from hospitalized patients were collected. Isolates were screened for antibiotic resistance genes by polymerase chain reaction and molecular typing was performed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650688/multidrug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-in-lebanese-hospital-wastewater-implication-in-the-one-health-concept
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Ziad Daoud, Jina Farah, Elie Salem Sokhn, Khalil El Kfoury, Elias Dahdouh, Khalil Masri, Claude Afif, Roula M Abdel-Massih, Ghassan M Matar
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) and carbapenemase-producing organisms pose severe problems for hospitalized patients. In the absence of efficient sanitation and sewage disposal, the risks for transmission of hospital organisms into the community are high. Our objectives were to study the occurrence and mechanisms of resistance of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli in two Lebanese hospital sewage treatment plants. Wastewater samples were collected, filtered, and cultivated on MacConckey+cefotaxime agars...
June 26, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637339/emergence-of-ceftazidime-avibactam-non-susceptibility-in-an-mdr-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolate
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Anna Both, Henning Büttner, Jiabin Huang, Markus Perbandt, Cristina Belmar Campos, Martin Christner, Florian P Maurer, Stefan Kluge, Christina König, Martin Aepfelbacher, Dominic Wichmann, Holger Rohde
Background: Avibactam is a novel broad-range β-lactamase inhibitor active against Ambler class A (including ESBL and KPC) and some Ambler class C and D (e.g. OXA-48) enzymes. We here report on the emergence of ceftazidime/avibactam resistance in clinical, multiresistant, OXA-48 and CTX-M-14-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate DT12 during ceftazidime/avibactam treatment. Methods and results: Comparative whole-genome sequence analysis identified two SNPs in the CTX-M-14-encoding gene leading to two amino acid changes (P170S and T264I)...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614760/abundance-of-carbapenemase-genes-blakpc-blandm-and-blaoxa-48-in-wastewater-effluents-from-tunisian-hospitals
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Emna Nasri, Jessica Subirats, Alexandre Sànchez-Melsió, Hedi Ben Mansour, Carles M Borrego, José Luis Balcázar
Carbapenems are β-lactam antibiotics with a broad spectrum of activity and are usually considered the last resort for the treatment of severe infections caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens. The clinically most significant carbapenemases are KPC, NDM, and OXA-48-like enzymes, whose genes have been increasingly reported worldwide in members of the family Enterobacteriaceae. In this study, we quantified the abundance of these genes in wastewater effluents from different Tunisian hospitals. The blaNDM and blaOXA-48-like genes were detected at similar concentrations in all hospital wastewater effluents...
June 11, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611107/il-6-receptor-blockade-enhances-chemotherapy-efficacy-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Kristen B Long, Graham Tooker, Evan Tooker, Santiago Lombo Luque, Jae W Lee, Xiaoqing Pan, Gregory L Beatty
Inflammation mediated by activation of Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK/STAT) signaling is a major cause of chemotherapy resistance in cancer. We studied the impact of selectively blocking the IL-6 receptor (IL6R) as a strategy to inhibit IL-6-induced STAT activation and to overcome chemoresistance in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). To do this, STAT activation was investigated in tumors arising spontaneously in LSL-Kras(G12D/+);LSL-Trp53(R172H/+);Pdx-1Cre (KPC) mice...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589468/optimal-treatment-of-jugular-foramen-schwannomas-long-term-outcome-of-a-multidisciplinary-approach-for-a-series-of-29-cases-in-a-single-institute
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Sung Mo Ryu, Jung-Il Lee, Kwan Park, Jung Won Choi, Doo-Sik Kong, Do-Hyun Nam, Han-Shin Jeong, Yang-Sun Cho, Ho Jun Seol
BACKGROUND: The goal of treatment for jugular foramen schwannomas (JFSs) is to achieve complete tumor removal with cranial nerve preservation. However, achieving this goal remains a challenge despite the advances in microsurgical techniques. The aim of this study was to determine optimal treatment strategies for JFSs based on a review of a series of 29 surgical cases in our institute. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 1997 and 2013, 29 patients with JFSs underwent surgical treatment by multidisciplinary otoneurosurgical approaches...
June 6, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572684/%C3%AF-bo1e-a-newly-discovered-lytic-bacteriophage-targeting-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-of-the-pandemic-clonal-group-258-clade-ii-lineage
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Marco Maria D'Andrea, Pasquale Marmo, Lucia Henrici De Angelis, Mattia Palmieri, Nagaia Ciacci, Gustavo Di Lallo, Elisa Demattè, Elisa Vannuccini, Pietro Lupetti, Gian Maria Rossolini, Maria Cristina Thaller
The pandemic dissemination of KPC carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-KP) represents a major public health problem, given their extensive multidrug resistance profiles and primary role in causing healthcare-associated infections. This phenomenon has largely been contributed by strains of Clonal Group (CG) 258, mostly of clade II, which in some areas represent the majority of KPC-KP isolates. Here we have characterized a newly discovered lytic Podoviridae, named φBO1E, targeting KPC-KP strains of clade II lineage of CG258...
June 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559250/ceftazidime-avibactam-is-superior-to-other-treatment-regimens-against-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteremia
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Ryan K Shields, M Hong Nguyen, Liang Chen, Ellen G Press, Brian A Potoski, Rachel V Marini, Yohei Doi, Barry N Kreiswirth, Cornelius J Clancy
There are no data comparing outcomes of patients treated with ceftazidime-avibactam vs. comparators for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections. At our center, ceftazidime-avibactam treatment of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia was associated with higher rates of clinical success (P=0.006) and survival (P=0.01) than other regimens. Across treatment groups, there were no differences in underlying diseases, severity of illness, source of bacteremia, or strain characteristics (97% were KPC-producing)...
May 30, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559247/mortality-associated-with-bacteremia-due-to-colistin-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-with-high-level-meropenem-resistance-importance-of-combination-therapy-without-colistin-and-carbapenems
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Isabel Machuca, Belén Gutiérrez-Gutiérrez, Irene Gracia-Ahufinger, Francisco Rivera Espinar, Ángela Cano, Julia Guzmán-Puche, Elena Pérez-Nadales, Clara Natera, Marina Rodríguez, Rafael León, Juan J Castón, Fernando Rodríguez-López, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Julián Torre-Cisneros
Background. Combination therapy including colistin and a carbapenem has been found to be associated with lower mortality in the treatment of bloodstream infections (BSI) due to KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPCKP) when the isolates show a meropenem or imipenem MIC < 16 mg/L. However, the optimal treatment of BSI caused by colistin and high level carbapenem-resistant KPCKP is unknown. Methods.A prospective cohort study including episodes of bacteremia caused by colistin-resistant and high-level meropenem-resistant (MIC ≥ 64 mg/L) KPCKP diagnosed from July 2012 to February 2016 was performed...
May 30, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510280/modeling-the-iatrogenic-pancreatic-cancer-risk-after-islet-autotransplantation-in-mouse
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E Dugnani, V Pasquale, D Liberati, A Citro, E Cantarelli, S Pellegrini, P Marra, T Canu, G Balzano, M Scavini, A Esposito, C Doglioni, L Piemonti
Iatrogenic pancreatic cancer metastasis after islet infusion is a potential risk of islet autotransplantation performed after pancreatectomy. To model this risk, islets and/or pancreatic exocrine clusters obtained from a genetically engineered mouse model for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (the LSL-Kras(G12D/+) ;LSL-Trp53(R172H/+) ;Pdx-1-Cre, termed KPC mouse) were transplanted via the portal vein in syngeneic wild type (WT) severely diabetic recipients in the following treatment groups: group A (n = 11) received KPC exocrine clusters in volume equal to 250 islet equivalents (IEQs); group B (n = 12) received 250 WT IEQs mixed with KPC exocrine clusters (1:1 volume ratio); group C (n = 5) received 250 KPC IEQs, and group D (n = 7) received 250 WT IEQs...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507112/mcr-1-and-oxa-48-in-vivo-acquisition-in-kpc-producing-escherichia-coli-after-colistin-treatment
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Racha Beyrouthy, Frederic Robin, Aude Lessene, Igor Lacombat, Laurent Dortet, Thierry Naas, Valérie Ponties, Richard Bonnet
The spread of mcr-1-encoding plasmids into carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae raises concerns about the emergence of untreatable bacteria. We report the acquisition of mcr-1 in a carbapenem- resistant E. coli after a 3-week course of colistin in a patient repatriated to France from Portugal. Whole-genome sequencing revealed that the KPC-producing E. coli strain acquired two plasmids, an IncL OXA-48-encoding plasmid and an IncX4 mcr-1-encoding plasmid. This is the first report of mcr-1 in carbapenemase-encoding bacteria in France...
May 15, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498440/gastrin-induces-multidrug-resistance-via-the-degradation-of-p27kip1-in-the-gastric-carcinoma-cell-line-sgc7901
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Kun Zhuang, Lingxia Zhang, Xin Zhang, Hailing Tang, Jun Zhang, Yuan Yan, Kun Han, Hanqing Guo
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is one of the major reasons for the failure of chemotherapy-based gastric carcinoma (GC) treatments, hence, biologically based therapies are urgently needed. Gastrin (GAS), a key gastrointestinal (GI) hormone, was found to be involved in tumor formation, progression, and metastasis. In this study, quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and immunohistochemical staining analysis revealed a high level of expression of GAS in drug-insensitive GC tissues (P<0.01) and similar results were revealed in GC cell lines SGC7901 and its multidrug-resistant variants SGC7901/VCR and SGC7901/ADR...
June 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461318/impaired-inhibition-by-avibactam-and-resistance-to-the-ceftazidime-avibactam-combination-due-to-the-d-179-y-substitution-in-the-kpc-2-%C3%AE-lactamase
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Fabrice Compain, Michel Arthur
The ceftazidime-avibactam antibiotic combination was recently shown to be at risk for the emergence of resistance under treatment. To gain insight into the underlying mechanism, we have analyzed the catalytic properties of a Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase type 2 (KPC-2) β-lactamase harboring the D(179)Y substitution. We show that impaired inhibition by avibactam combined with significant residual activity for ceftazidime hydrolysis accounts for the resistance. In contrast, the D(179)Y substitution abolished the hydrolysis of aztreonam and imipenem, indicating that these drugs might provide therapeutic alternatives...
July 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457352/carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae
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Alina Iovleva, Yohei Doi
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have emerged as a major threat. Commonly used antibiotics are generally inactive against CRE. Therefore, timely detection of CRE is of paramount importance. Among CRE, those producing carbapenem-hydrolyzing β-lactamase enzymes (carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae) are particularly of concern because they tend to spread, and treatment is difficult. The carbapenemase groups most commonly encountered include KPC, NDM, and OXA-48. Treatment options are limited and include combinations of polymyxins, tigecycline, aminoglycosides, or carbapenems; newer agents with activity against CRE and better safety profiles are becoming available and will likely emerge as the preferred therapy...
June 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453537/an-efficient-and-robust-mri-guided-radiotherapy-planning-approach-for-targeting-abdominal-organs-and-tumours-in-the-mouse
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Veerle Kersemans, John S Beech, Stuart Gilchrist, Paul Kinchesh, Philip D Allen, James Thompson, Ana L Gomes, Zenobia D'Costa, Luke Bird, Iain D C Tullis, Robert G Newman, Aurelien Corroyer-Dulmont, Nadia Falzone, Abul Azad, Katherine A Vallis, Owen J Sansom, Ruth J Muschel, Borivoj Vojnovic, Mark A Hill, Emmanouil Fokas, Sean C Smart
INTRODUCTION: Preclinical CT-guided radiotherapy platforms are increasingly used but the CT images are characterized by poor soft tissue contrast. The aim of this study was to develop a robust and accurate method of MRI-guided radiotherapy (MR-IGRT) delivery to abdominal targets in the mouse. METHODS: A multimodality cradle was developed for providing subject immobilisation and its performance was evaluated. Whilst CT was still used for dose calculations, target identification was based on MRI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449953/detection-of-colonization-by-carbapenem-resistant-organisms-by-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-from-rectal-swabs-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-disease
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T F T Rezende, A M Doi, M G Quiles, A C C Pignatari, S Manfrendi, C Grothe, M Taminato, D A Barbosa
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant organism (CRO) colonization is a serious problem that increases the risk of infection and contributes to dissemination of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare-associated environments. The risk of acquisition and dissemination of CRO is high in chronic renal failure patients and the surveillance culture is recommended as a component of infection control programmes. AIM: To assess colonization by CRO, comparing phenotypic and molecular-based methods of diagnostics, in rectal swabs in a large population of chronic renal failure patients...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444620/environmental-pollution-with-antimicrobial-agents-from-bulk-drug-manufacturing-industries-in-hyderabad-south-india-is-associated-with-dissemination-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-and-carbapenemase-producing-pathogens
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Christoph Lübbert, Christian Baars, Anil Dayakar, Norman Lippmann, Arne C Rodloff, Martina Kinzig, Fritz Sörgel
PURPOSE: High antibiotic and antifungal concentrations in wastewater from anti-infective drug production may exert selection pressure for multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. We investigated the environmental presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients and their association with MDR Gram-negative bacteria in Hyderabad, South India, a major production area for the global bulk drug market. METHODS: From Nov 19 to 28, 2016, water samples were collected from the direct environment of bulk drug manufacturing facilities, the vicinity of two sewage treatment plants, the Musi River, and habitats in Hyderabad and nearby villages...
April 26, 2017: Infection
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