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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634535/effectiveness-and-safety-of-daptomycin-in-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-undergoing-heart-valve-replacement-a-subgroup-analysis-from-real-world-data
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Achyut Guleri, Riccardo Utili, Pascal Dohmen, Kamal Hamed
BACKGROUND: European Cubicin(®) Outcomes Registry and Experience (EU-CORE) was a retrospective, non-interventional, multicenter registry that collected real-world clinical outcomes following daptomycin use for the treatment of Gram-positive infections. EU-CORE data from patients with infective endocarditis (IE) who underwent heart valve replacement were analysed. METHODS: Clinical outcomes were assessed as success (cured or improved), failure, or non-evaluable...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
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/28625838/comparison-of-time-to-detection-values-between-bact-alert-%C3%A2-virtuo%C3%A2-and-bact-alert-%C3%A2-3d-instruments-for-clinical-blood-cultures-samples
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Francesco Congestrì, Maria Federica Pedna, Michela Fantini, Michela Samuelli, Pasqua Schiavone, Arianna Torri, Stefania Bertini, Vittorio Sambri
OBJECTIVES: The early detection of bacteraemia and fungemia is of paramount importance to guide the antimicrobial therapy in septic patients. In this study the "time to detection" (TTD) values for the new blood culture system BacT/ALERT(®) VIRTUO™ (VIRTUO) was evaluated in 1462 positive clinical bottles and compared with the TTD identified for 1601 positive clinical bottles incubated in the BacT/ALERT(®) 3D (BTA 3D). METHODS: The most representative microorganisms isolated from bottles incubated in both blood culture systems were divided into 8 categories (in order of frequency): Coagulase-Negative-Staphylococci (CoNS), Escherichia coli, Enterobacteriaceae (other than E...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624271/coagulase-negative-staphylococci-species-affect-biofilm-formation-of-other-coagulase-negative-and-coagulase-positive-staphylococci
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Coralie Goetz, Yannick D N Tremblay, Daphnée Lamarche, Andréanne Blondeau, Annie M Gaudreau, Josée Labrie, François Malouin, Mario Jacques
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are considered to be commensal bacteria in humans and animals, but are now also recognized as etiological agents in several infections, including bovine mastitis. Biofilm formation appears to be an important factor in CNS pathogenicity. Furthermore, some researchers have proposed that CNS colonization of the intramammary environment has a protective effect against other pathogens. The mechanisms behind the protective effect of CNS have yet to be characterized. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of CNS isolates with a weak-biofilm phenotype on the biofilm formation of other staphylococcal isolates...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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/28602706/reducing-the-risk-of-mouth-to-mouth-transmission-of-pathogens-via-reusable-machine-read-parking-tickets-an-observational-cohort-study
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Jeremy Groves, Helen Church, D Holland, Naomi Thompson
The carparks at our hospital are accessed using reusable machine read tickets. In the initial phase of our study we in observed 598 staff members entering the carpark. 21.6% of them put their parking ticket in their mouth. Using UV dye we successfully demonstrated card-to-card cross-contamination. Swabs of the ticket machine yielded commensal bacteria: coagulase negative staphylococci and a Bacillus species. After placing a poster on the ticket-reading machine highlighting this potential infection risk, a further 1366 observations resulted in a statistically significant and persistent decline in the proportion of staff putting their carpark tickets in their mouths (p<0...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601909/study-of-conjunctival-flora-in-anophthalmic-patients-influence-on-the-comfort-of-the-socket
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Alvaro Toribio, Teresa Marrodán, Isabel Fernández-Natal, Honorina Martínez-Blanco, Leandro Rodríguez-Aparicio, Miguel Á Ferrero
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between conjunctival flora and comfort of the socket in anophthalmic patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional clinical study including 60 patients with unilateral anophthalmia who wear a prosthetic eye. From each patient three microbiological samples were taken from the lower conjunctival sac (healthy eye, pre-prosthesis, and retro-prosthesis space of socket). The 180 samples obtained were cultured. Samples from a randomized subgroup of 29 patients were measured by spectrophotometry at 540 nm after 48 h of growth, to determine their microbial density (MD)...
June 10, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601196/pilot-study-into-milk-haptoglobin-as-an-indicator-of-udder-health-in-heifers-after-calving
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P B A Simões, M Campbell, L Viora, J Gibbons, T E Geraghty, P D Eckersall, R N Zadoks
Mastitis, inflammation of the mammary gland, is often caused by intramammary infection with bacterial organisms. It impacts on dairy cattle welfare, production, udder health and longevity in the herd. Current detection methods for mammary inflammation and infection all have limitations, particularly for on-farm diagnosis of non-clinical mastitis after calving. Acute phase proteins have been suggested as alternative early indicators of the disease and can potentially be used as cow-side test with results in real time...
May 23, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600770/real-time-pcr-to-identify-staphylococci-and-assay-for-virulence-from-blood
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Charles E Okolie
The genus Staphylococcus includes pathogenic and non-pathogenic facultative anaerobes. Due to the plethora of virulence factors encoded in its genome, the species Staphylococcus aureus is known to be the most pathogenic. S. aureus strains harboring genes encoding virulence and antibiotic resistance are of public health importance. In clinical samples, however, pathogenic S. aureus is often mixed with putatively less pathogenic coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), both of which can harbor mecA, the genetic driver for staphylococcal methicillin-resistance...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598310/in-vitro-activities-of-vancomycin-and-linezolid-against-biofilm-producing-methicillin-resistant-staphylococci-species-isolated-from-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-from-an-egyptian-tertiary-hospital
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Asmaa A Hashem, Noha M Abd El Fadeal, Atef S Shehata
PURPOSE: Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are among the most common hospital-acquired infections. We aimed to survey methicillin resistance, biofilm production and susceptibility to vancomycin, linezolid and other antibiotics for staphylococci isolated from CRBSIs. METHODOLOGY: Fifty-eight isolates [20 S. aureus and 38 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS; 20 Staphylococcusepidermidis, nine Staphylococcushaemolyticus, three Staphylococcusschleiferi, two Staphylococcuswarneri and four Staphylococcuslugdunensis)] were tested for methicillin resistance by cefoxitin disk diffusion and detection of the mecA gene by PCR; biofilm-forming ability using Congo red agar and tissue culture plate methods; susceptibility to ciprofloxacin, clindamycin, cotrimoxazole, erythromycin, gentamicin, linezolid, rifampicin and tetracycline; and MIC determination for vancomycin...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597192/pre-banking-microbial-contamination-of-donor-conjunctiva-and-storage-medium-for-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Takenori Inomata, Koichi Ono, Tsuyoshi Matsuba, Tina Shiang, Antonio Di Zazzo, Satoru Nakatani, Masahiro Yamaguchi, Nobuyuki Ebihara, Akira Murakami
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were to investigate the incidence of positive donor tissue cultures before transfer to preservation medium (Optisol™-GS) for penetrating keratoplasty, to verify the efficacy of antibiotics contained in Optisol™-GS by examining the drug susceptibility and to assess the relationship between the results of our microbial assessments as well as donor factors and the incidence of contamination. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, cross-sectional study using Juntendo Eye Bank records for all corneal transplantations...
June 8, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596942/phenol-soluble-modulin-toxins-of-staphylococcus-haemolyticus
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Fei Da, Hwang-Soo Joo, Gordon Y C Cheung, Amer E Villaruz, Holger Rohde, Xiaoxing Luo, Michael Otto
Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) are important nosocomial pathogens and the leading cause of sepsis. The second most frequently implicated species, after Staphylococcus epidermidis, is Staphylococcus haemolyticus. However, we have a significant lack of knowledge about what causes virulence of S. haemolyticus, as virulence factors of this pathogen have remained virtually unexplored. In contrast to the aggressive pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, toxin production has traditionally not been associated with CoNS...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593524/virulence-factors-associated-with-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-isolated-from-human-infections
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K R Soumya, Suja Philip, Sheela Sugathan, Jyothis Mathew, E K Radhakrishnan
Infections caused by commensal organisms by changing to infectious life style generate much challenge to the current treatment strategies. Coagulase Negative Staphylococci (CoNS) are one of them, with their coexisting biofilm forming and multiple antibiotic resistance properties form important agents of nosocomial infection. To evaluate species distribution, biofilm formation, and antibiogram, CoNS isolates from various clinical samples were isolated. The presence of biofilm and associated genes icaAB, aap, atlE, embp, bhp, and fbe in CoNS was screened by PCR...
June 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587645/transcriptome-profiling-of-staphylococci-infected-cow-mammary-gland-parenchyma
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Ewa M Kosciuczuk, Paweł Lisowski, Justyna Jarczak, Alicja Majewska, Magdalena Rzewuska, Lech Zwierzchowski, Emilia Bagnicka
BACKGROUND: Genome-wide gene expression profiling allows for identification of genes involved in the defense response of the host against pathogens. As presented here, transcriptomic analysis and bioinformatics tools were applied in order to identify genes expressed in the mammary gland parenchyma of cows naturally infected with coagulase-positive and coagulase-negative Staphylococci. RESULTS: In cows infected with coagulase-positive Staphylococci, being in 1st or 2nd lactation, 1700 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified...
June 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587631/bacterial-etiologic-agents-causing-neonatal-sepsis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-gondar-northwest-ethiopia
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Tsehaynesh G/Eyesus, Feleke Moges, Setegn Eshetie, Biruk Yeshitela, Ebba Abate
BACKGROUND: Neonatal sepsis is a blood stream infection which is seen in the first month of life of the neonate. Bacterial profile of neonatal septicemia is constantly changing thus, current knowledge on the patterns of bacterial isolates, its antibiotic resistance profile, and associated factors, are essential to design and implement appropriate interventions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify bacterial etiologic agents, their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and associated risk factors of neonatal sepsis among neonates...
June 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587320/distribution-characteristics-of-staphylococcus-spp-in-different-phases-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection-a-review
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Geyong Guo, Jiaxing Wang, Yanan You, Jiaqi Tan, Hao Shen
Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating condition and Staphylococcus spp. are the predominant pathogens responsible, particularly coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) and Staphylococcus aureus. The aim of the present systematic review was to evaluate the distribution characteristics of specific Staphylococcus spp. in different PJI phases, reveal the effect of pathogens' feature on their distribution and suggest recommendations for antibiotic treatment of Staphylococcal PJI. The present systematic review was performed using PubMed and EMBASE databases with the aim to identify existing literature that presented the spectrum of Staphylococcus spp...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584333/bacteria-contamination-of-touch-surfaces-in-polish-hospital-wards
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Anna Różańska, Dorota Romaniszyn, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Małgorzata Bulanda
BACKGROUND: The objective of the study has been to evaluate the pathogenic bacteria contamination of touch surfaces in hospital wards. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Samples were taken from frequently touched surfaces in the hospital environment in 13 units of various types. Culturing was carried out on solid blood agar and in growth broth (tryptic soy broth - TSB). Species identification was performed using the analytical profile index (API) biochemical testing and confirmed with matrix assisted laser desorption ionization time-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) system...
April 20, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584319/identification-and-characteristics-of-biological-agents-in-work-environment-of-medical-emergency-services-in-selected-ambulances
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Agata Bielawska-Drózd, Piotr Cieślik, Bożena Wlizło-Skowronek, Izabela Winnicka, Leszek Kubiak, Jolanta Jaroszuk-Ściseł, Daria Depczyńska, Justyna Bohacz, Teresa Korniłowicz-Kowalska, Ewa Skopińska-Różewska, Janusz Kocik
OBJECTIVES: Assessment of microbial air quality and surface contamination in ambulances and administration offices as a control place without occupational exposure to biological agents; based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi found in collected samples. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The sampling was done by wet cyclone technology using the Coriolis recon apparatus, imprint and swab methods, respectively. In total, 280 samples from 28 ambulances and 10 offices in Warszawa were tested...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583371/bacterial-infections-after-pediatric-heart-transplantation-epidemiology-risk-factors-and-outcomes
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Christina A Rostad, Karla Wehrheim, James K Kirklin, David Naftel, Elizabeth Pruitt, Timothy M Hoffman, Thomas L'Ecuyer, Katie Berkowitz, William T Mahle, Janet N Scheel
BACKGROUND: Bacterial infections represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality in heart transplant recipients. However, data describing the epidemiology and outcomes of these infections in children are limited. METHODS: We analyzed the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database of patients transplanted between 1993 and 2014 to determine the etiologies, risk factors and outcomes of children with bacterial infections post-heart transplantation. RESULTS: Of 4,458 primary transplants in the database, there were 4,815 infections that required hospitalization or intravenous therapy, 2,047 (42...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561169/-adequate-antibiotic-prophylaxis-and-therapy-of-periprosthetic-infections-of-the-breast-review-of-468-consecutive-implant-removals
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Jörn Andreas Lohmeyer, Mai Alawadi, Philipp Alexander Bergmann, Daniel Schmauss, Klaus Stephan Wittig
Background Periprosthetic infections are feared complications in aesthetic as well as in reconstructive breast surgery. The purpose of our study was to evaluate our institution's specific culture data and to identify most common organisms and suitable antibiotics for prophylaxis and first line treatment in implant-based breast surgery. Patients and Methods We analyzed all patients with a change or removal of breast implants in the period from 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2015 retrospectively. Based on the medical records, the surgical indications were identified and specifically analyzed for signs of infection and capsular fibrosis...
April 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
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