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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095918/anti-staphylococcal-activity-resulting-from-epithelial-lining-fluid-elf-concentrations-of-amikacin-inhale-administered-via-the-pulmonary-drug-delivery-system
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Islam M Ghazi, Mordechai Grupper, David P Nicolau
BACKGROUND: Amikacin inhale (BAY41-6551), a unique drug-device combination of a specially formulated drug solution and a pulmonary drug delivery system device (AMK-I) is currently under phase III study as an adjunctive therapy to IV antibiotics for the treatment of Gram-negative pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients. While the epidemiology of nosocomial pneumonia is predominated by Gram-negative pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus is increasingly recognized as a pathogen of concern for these pulmonary based infections...
January 17, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081583/-early-results-of-adjuvant-topical-treatment-of-recurrent-osteomyelitis-with-absorbable-antibiotic-carriers
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Y Gramlich, G Walter, J Gils, R Hoffmann
Background Treatment of musculoskeletal infections principally consists of radical surgical debridement and systemic administration of antibiotics. Additional local antibiotic therapy is not yet generally established, and lacks evidence-based proof of efficacy. Nonetheless, there are a variety of practical approaches, as most specialised departments are unwilling to forego this option. The established polymethylmetacrylate (PMMA) carrier system has a number of practical disadvantages. This has led to the increased use of absorbable carrier systems, and those based on calcium sulphate have given particularly encouraging results...
January 12, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077586/redeploying-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics-as-a-novel-antivirulence-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
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Elaine M Waters, Justine K Rudkin, Simone Coughlan, Geremy C Clair, Joshua N Adkins, Suzanna Gore, Guoqing Xia, Nikki S Black, Tim Downing, Eoghan O'Neill, Aras Kadioglu, James P O'Gara
Innovative approaches to the use of existing antibiotics is an important strategy in efforts to address the escalating antimicrobial resistance crisis. We report a new approach to the treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections by demonstrating that oxacillin can be used to significantly attenuate the virulence of MRSA despite the pathogen being resistant to this drug. Using mechanistic in vitro assays and in vivo models of invasive pneumonia and sepsis, we show that oxacillin-treated MRSA strains are significantly attenuated in virulence...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073963/in-vitro-activity-of-daptomycin-combined-with-dalbavancin-and-linezolid-and-dalbavancin-with-linezolid-against-mrsa-strains
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Gulseren Aktas, Sengul Derbentli
OBJECTIVES: Combination therapies have a distinct advantage over monotherapies in terms of their broad spectrum, synergistic effect and prevention of the emergence of drug resistance. In the present study, the in vitro antibacterial activity of daptomycin combinations with linezolid and dalbavancin, and dalbavancin with linezolid were evaluated against 30 clinical MRSA strains. METHODS: The MICs of all antibiotics were determined using microbroth dilution as described by the CLSI...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061827/systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis-of-tedizolid-for-the-treatment-of-acute-bacterial-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-caused-by-mrsa
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Rachael McCool, Ian M Gould, Jacqui Eales, Teresa Barata, Mick Arber, Kelly Fleetwood, Julie Glanville, Teresa L Kauf
BACKGROUND: Tedizolid, the active moiety of tedizolid phosphate, is approved in the United States, the European Union, Canada and a number of other countries for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by certain susceptible bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This network meta-analysis (NMA) evaluates the comparative effectiveness of tedizolid and other antibacterials indicated for the treatment of ABSSSI caused by MRSA...
January 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038791/combination-therapy-with-vancomycin-and-ceftaroline-for-refractory-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-a-case-series
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Diana Gritsenko, Marianna Fedorenko, Jorg J Ruhe, Jerry Altshuler
PURPOSE: Although vancomycin has been the mainstay of therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, its effectiveness has been challenged. Combination therapy may be used for patients with persistent MRSA bacteremia refractory to initial therapy. Studies have reported in vitro synergy between vancomycin and ceftaroline; however, clinical experience with this therapy is limited. Here, we report our experience with 5 cases of vancomycin-refractory MRSA bacteremia treated with the combination of vancomycin and ceftaroline...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038737/biocompatible-electrospinning-chitosan-nanofibers-a-novel-delivery-system-with-superior-local-cancer-therapy
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Roya Sedghi, Alireza Shaabani, Zohreh Mohammadi, Fatemeh Yazdi Samadi, Elham Isaei
In this study, an electrospinning technique was used for the fabrication of novel biomedicated nanofibers which are applied for preventing wound infections and local chemotherapy. CURs containing nanofibers with a crosslinking agent (Si-O-Si network) have been produced through functionalization of graphene oxide with APTES. In vitro drug release profile results showed the novel nanofibers could limit the drug's initial burst release and provide better sustainability in comparison with the blend nanofibers without modified GO...
March 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027279/the-influence-of-the-route-of-antibiotic-administration-methicillin-susceptibility-vancomycin-duration-and-serum-trough-concentration-on-outcomes-of-pediatric-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremic-osteoarticular-infection
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J Chase McNeil, Sheldon L Kaplan, Jesus G Vallejo
BACKGROUND: Bacteremia is often one factor used in deciding the need for prolonged intravenous antimicrobial therapy in osteoarticular infections (OAI). We examined treatment practices and outcomes of bacteremic S. aureus osteoarticular infections (BOAI) evaluated at Texas Children's Hospital (TCH). METHODS: Cases of acute hematogenous OAI in children with positive blood cultures for S. aureus at TCH from 2011-2014 were reviewed. Orthopedic complications included chronic osteomyelitis, growth arrest, pathologic fracture, avascular necrosis and chronic dislocation...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013553/in-vitro-anti-mrsa-activity-of-couroupita-guianensis-extract-and-its-component-tryptanthrin
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Danielle Cristina Machado Costa, Mariana Maria Barros de Azevedo, Davi Oliveira E Silva, Maria Teresa Villela Romanos, Thais Cristina Baeta Soares Souto-Padrón, Celuta Sales Alviano, Daniela Sales Alviano
Couroupita guianensis is known in Brazil as 'Abricó-de-Macaco' and it has some attributes such as: antihypertensive, analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities. This study evaluated the antimicrobial activity of ethanolic extract and fractions of C. guianensis flowers and isolation of bioactive component. These extracts and fractions were subjected to agar diffusion, MIC, TLC and bioautography to bacteria, filamentous fungi and yeasts. Among the fractions of EtOH extract, the DCM fraction was the most active, particularly against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with MIC of 156 μg/mL...
December 26, 2016: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008938/selective-in-vitro-photothermal-nano-therapy-of-mrsa-infections-mediated-by-igg-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles
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Lucian Mocan, Cristian Matea, Flaviu A Tabaran, Ofelia Mosteanu, Teodora Pop, Cosmin Puia, Lucia Agoston-Coldea, Diana Gonciar, Erszebet Kalman, Gabriela Zaharie, Cornel Iancu, Teodora Mocan
There are serious systemic infections associated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and several other types of bacteria leading to the deaths of millions of people globally. This type of mortality is generally caused by the increasing number of antibiotic-resistant organisms, a consequence of evolution via natural selection. After the synthesis of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) by wet chemistry, bio-functionalization with IgG molecules was performed. Following administration of IgG-GNPs to MRSA cultures at various concentrations and various incubation time laser irradiation was performed...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005941/norlichexanthone-reduces-virulence-gene-expression-and-biofilm-formation-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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Mara Baldry, Anita Nielsen, Martin S Bojer, Yu Zhao, Cathrine Friberg, Dan Ifrah, Nina Glasser Heede, Thomas O Larsen, Hanne Frøkiær, Dorte Frees, Lixin Zhang, Huanqin Dai, Hanne Ingmer
Staphylococcus aureus is a serious human pathogen and antibiotic resistant, community-associated strains, such as the methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strain USA300, continue to spread. To avoid resistance, anti-virulence therapy has been proposed where toxicity is targeted rather than viability. Previously we have shown that norlichexanthone, a small non-reduced tricyclic polyketide produced by fungi and lichens, reduces expression of hla encoding α-hemolysin as well as the regulatory RNAIII of the agr quorum sensing system in S...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004983/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia-in-critically-ill-trauma-and-burn-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kristen L Bunnell, Andrew R Zullo, Christine Collins, Charles A Adams
BACKGROUND: The timing and risk factors for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia in trauma patients are not well characterized. This information is critical for the selection of appropriate empiric antibiotics. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of MRSA pneumonia in early-onset and late-onset pneumonia and to identify risk factors for MRSA in the trauma-burn intensive care unit (ICU). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study from January 2012 to March 2015 of patients in the trauma and burn ICU with clinical and microbiologic evidence of pneumonia...
December 22, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004323/rapid-mrsa-pcr-on-respiratory-specimens-from-ventilated-patients-with-suspected-pneumonia-a-tool-to-facilitate-antimicrobial-stewardship
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S E Trevino, M A Pence, J Marschall, M H Kollef, H M Babcock, C-A D Burnham
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important cause of pneumonia in ventilated patients. Our objective was to evaluate the GeneXpert MRSA/SA SSTI Assay (Xpert MRSA/SA) (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA) for use in lower respiratory tract (LRT) specimens for rapid MRSA detection and to determine the potentially saved antibiotic-days if a culture-based identification method was replaced by this assay. Remnant LRT samples from ventilated patients submitted to the microbiology laboratory for routine culture were tested using conventional culture and Xpert MRSA/SA...
December 21, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003353/staphylococcus-aureus-in-the-icu-are-these-golden-grapes-ripe-for-a-new-approach
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EDITORIAL
Georgia R Sampedro, Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg
Staphylococcus aureus is leading cause of infection in the setting of critical illness and injury. This pathogen causes life-threatening infection in otherwise healthy individuals, and also complicates the clinical course of patients requiring intensive care as a result of their primary medical or surgical disease processes. S. aureus infection in the intensive care unit (ICU) most commonly manifests as sepsis, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and infection of surgical sites and indwelling medical devices. With the epidemic spread of methicillin-resistant S...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999066/public-health-risk-of-antimicrobial-resistance-transfer-from-companion-animals
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Constança Pomba, Merja Rantala, Christina Greko, Keith Edward Baptiste, Boudewijn Catry, Engeline van Duijkeren, Ana Mateus, Miguel A Moreno, Satu Pyörälä, Modestas Ružauskas, Pascal Sanders, Christopher Teale, E John Threlfall, Zoltan Kunsagi, Jordi Torren-Edo, Helen Jukes, Karolina Törneke
Antimicrobials are important tools for the therapy of infectious bacterial diseases in companion animals. Loss of efficacy of antimicrobial substances can seriously compromise animal health and welfare. A need for the development of new antimicrobials for the therapy of multiresistant infections, particularly those caused by Gram-negative bacteria, has been acknowledged in human medicine and a future corresponding need in veterinary medicine is expected. A unique aspect related to antimicrobial resistance and risk of resistance transfer in companion animals is their close contact with humans...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986734/how-to-measure-the-impacts-of-antibiotic-resistance-and-antibiotic-development-on-empiric-therapy-new-composite-indices
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Josie S Hughes, Amy Hurford, Rita L Finley, David M Patrick, Jianhong Wu, Andrew M Morris
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to construct widely useable summary measures of the net impact of antibiotic resistance on empiric therapy. Summary measures are needed to communicate the importance of resistance, plan and evaluate interventions, and direct policy and investment. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: As an example, we retrospectively summarised the 2011 cumulative antibiogram from a Toronto academic intensive care unit. OUTCOME MEASURES: We developed two complementary indices to summarise the clinical impact of antibiotic resistance and drug availability on empiric therapy...
December 16, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970842/economic-burden-of-anti-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-therapy-in-public-hospitals-of-paris-ap-hp-and-adequacy-with-the-defined-daily-doses
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C Therasse, I Fusier, A Cordonnier, D Vittecoq, P Paubel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942361/isolation-characterization-and-antibacterial-activity-of-bacteriophages-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-pakistan
#18
Muhammad Hidayat Rasool, Rukhsana Yousaf, Abu Baker Siddique, Muhammad Saqalein, Mohsin Khurshid
BACKGROUND: In recent years, antibiotic resistance has been indicated as a paramount threat to public health. The use of bacteriophages appears to be a safer alternative for the control of bacterial infections. OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to explore sewage water for the presence of indigenous bacteriophages, and to investigate their antibacterial potential against Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). METHODS: Bacterial isolates were first collected and identified from pus samples taken from the surgical and burn units using standard microbiological procedures...
October 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938963/successful-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-associated-with-jones-tube-using-vancomycin-eye-drops-and-rifampicin
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Sung Chul Kim, Hyeong Gi Jung, Sang Un Lee
OBJECTIVE: Complications associated with the lacrimal Lester Jones tube have been reported. The infections associated with the tube and proper treatment are not well known. The authors have introduced a successful treatment regimen for persistent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) periocular infection associated with the lacrimal Lester Jones tube without tube removal. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: Six patients with MRSA infection associated with the Lester Jones tube without tube removal...
December 2016: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917692/once-daily-high-dose-tigecycline-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-based-dosing-for-optimal-clinical-effectiveness-dosing-matters-revisited
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Burke A Cunha, Jeffrey Baron, Cheston B Cunha
Tigecycline has emerged as first line therapy for serious systemic infections due to important pathogens (except P. aeruginosa and Proteus sp.), including multi-drug resistant (MDR) and Gram negative bacilli (GNB), including carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriae. Tigecycline has a 'low resistance potential,' is protective against C. difficile, and is often the only antibiotic effective against MDR GNB, e.g., Klebsiella sp. Areas covered: Standard dose tigecycline therapy has been used for intra-abdominal infections, complicated skin/skin structure infections (cSSSIs), and CAP...
December 22, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
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