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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161575/sulfadiazine-ciprofloxacin-promote-opportunistic-pathogens-occurrence-in-bulk-water-of-drinking-water-distribution-systems
#1
Haibo Wang, Yi Shen, Chun Hu, Xueci Xing, Dan Zhao
Effects of sulfadiazine and ciprofloxacin on the occurrence of free-living and particle-associated opportunistic pathogens in bulk water of simulated drinking water distribution systems (DWDSs) were investigated. It was found that sulfadiazine and ciprofloxacin greatly promoted the occurrence of opportunistic pathogens including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Legionella pneumophila, Mycobacterium avium and its broader genus Mycobacterium spp., as well as the amoebae Acanthamoeba spp. and Hartmanella vermiformis, in bulk water of DWDSs...
November 18, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161506/multiplexed-crispr-cas9-genome-editing-and-gene-regulation-using-csy4-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Raphael Ferreira, Christos Skrekas, Jens Nielsen, Florian David
The Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) technology has greatly accelerated the field of strain engineering. However, insufficient efforts have been made towards developing robust multiplexing tools in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Here, we exploit the RNA processing capacity of the bacterial endoribonuclease Csy4 from Pseudomonas aeruginosa, to generate multiple gRNAs from a single transcript for genome editing and gene interference applications in S. cerevisiae. In regards to genome editing, we performed a quadruple deletion of FAA1, FAA4, POX1 and TES1 reaching 96% efficiency out of 24 colonies tested...
November 21, 2017: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161037/biodegradation-of-carbon-nanotube-polymer-nanocomposites-using-a-monoculture
#3
David G Goodwin, Iruhany Boyer, Thomas Devahif, Cong Gao, Benjamin Frank, Xier Lu, Leo Kuwama, Tucker B Gordon, JingJing Wang, James F Ranville, Edward J Bouwer, D Howard Fairbrother
The biodegradation rates of carbon nanotube (CNT)/ polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) containing poly-ɛ-caprolactone (PCL) were investigated using Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a microorganism commonly found in the environment. CNT/PCL nanocomposite mass loss profiles revealed that the rate of PCL matrix biodegradation decreased systematically as the CNT loading increased from 0.1 to 10% w/w. Addition of even a low CNT loading (< 1% w/w) caused the CNT/PCL biodegradation rate constant to decrease by more than 50%...
November 21, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160206/an-orphan-cbb3-type-cytochrome-oxidase-subunit-supports-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-growth-and-virulence
#4
Jeanyoung Jo, Krista L Cortez, William Cole Cornell, Alexa Price-Whelan, Lars Ep Dietrich
Hypoxia is a common challenge faced by bacteria during associations with hosts due in part to the formation of densely packed communities (biofilms). cbb3-type cytochrome c oxidases, which catalyze the terminal step in respiration and have a high affinity for oxygen, have been linked to bacterial pathogenesis. The pseudomonads are unusual in that they often contain multiple full and partial (i.e. 'orphan') operons for cbb3-type oxidases and oxidase subunits. Here, we describe a unique role for the orphan catalytic subunit CcoN4 in colony biofilm development and respiration in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14...
November 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159689/antibacterial-and-antioxidant-metabolites-of-diaporthe-spp-isolated-from-flowers-of-melodorum-fruticosum
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Chutima Tanapichatsakul, Sakon Monggoot, Eleni Gentekaki, Patcharee Pripdeevech
Fifty-two strains of endophytic fungi were isolated from flowers of the medicinal plant Melodorum fruticosum. Seven genera were identified including Alternaria, Aspergillus, Colletotrichum, Diaporthe, Fusarium, Greeneria and Nigrospora. All strains were cultured for 30 days and further macerated in ethyl acetate solvent for 3 days. The obtained fungal extracts were examined for antibacterial activity using agar disc diffusion against nine pathogenic bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, B. cereus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Shigella flexneri, Vibrio cholerae and V...
November 20, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159657/polysaccharides-from-dolichos-biflorus-linn-and-trachyspermum-ammi-linn-seeds-isolation-characterization-and-remarkable-antimicrobial-activity
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Shibani Basu, Manojit Ghosh, Rupam Kumar Bhunia, Jhuma Ganguly, Bimal K Banik
Polysaccharides are structurally complex and essential constituents of life, and therefore, studies directed to these kinds of molecules have received scientific attention. Despite an easy availability of Dolichos biflorus Linn and Trachyspermum ammi (Linn) seeds isolation, characterization and antimicrobial studies of polysaccharides derived from these two natural sources have not been investigated. Therefore, we report here isolation of polysaccharides, their purification and characterization from Dolichos biflorus Linn and Trachyspermum ammi (Linn) seeds...
November 21, 2017: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159032/use-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-in-a-cystic-fibrosis-patient-with-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-infection-and-renal-insufficiency
#7
Katie Stokem, Jonathan B Zuckerman, David P Nicolau, Minkey Wungwattana, Edmund H Sears
We report the successful use of ceftolozane/tazobactam (C/T) to treat a pulmonary exacerbation in a 35 year old female, post lung transplant, with cystic fibrosis (CF), malnutrition, chronic kidney disease, and multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection (MDR PSA). Given the complexity of the clinical profile, we measured drug levels of C/T during treatment of her current exacerbation to determine pharmacokinetics. The patient achieved an estimated ceftolozane peak of 174.1 μg/mL and trough of 9...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158280/anti-pseudomonal-activity-of-phage-pev20-in-a-dry-powder-formulation-a-proof-of-principle-study-in-a-murine-lung-infection-model
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Rachel Yoon Kyung Chang, Ke Chen, Jiping Wang, Martin Wallin, Warwick Britton, Sandra Morales, Elizabeth Kutter, Jian Li, Hak-Kim Chan
Bacteriophage therapy is a promising alternative treatment to antibiotics as it has been documented to be efficacious against multi-drug resistant bacteria with minimal side effects. Several groups have demonstrated the efficacy of phage suspension in vivo to treat lung infections using intranasal delivery; however, phage dry powder administration to the lungs has not yet been explored. Powder formulations provide potential advantages over liquid formulation, including easy storage, transport and administration...
November 20, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158270/in-vitro-activity-of-the-siderophore-cephalosporin-cefiderocol-against-carbapenem-non-susceptible-and-multidrug-resistant-isolates-of-gram-negative-bacilli-collected-worldwide-in-2014-2016
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Meredith A Hackel, Masakatsu Tsuji, Yoshinori Yamano, Roger Echols, James A Karlowsky, Daniel F Sahm
The in vitro activity of the investigational siderophore cephalosporin, cefiderocol (formerly S-649266), was determined against a 2014-2016, 52-country, worldwide collection of clinical isolates of carbapenem-non-susceptible Enterobacteriaceae (n=1,022), multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii (n=368), MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n=262), Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (n=217), and Burkholderia cepacia (n=4) using the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) standard broth microdilution method...
November 20, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158144/ceftolozane-tazobactam-in-the-treatment-of-osteomyelitis-and-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-due-to-extensively-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-clinical-and-microbiological-outcomes
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B Dietl, I Sánchez, P Arcenillas, E Cuchi, L Gómez, F J González de Molina, L Boix-Palop, J Nicolás, E Calbo
Infections due to multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDRB) are currently a clinical challenge, mainly in elderly patients. Ceftolozane/tazobactam spectrum, safety and efficacy make it an attractive option for MDRB beyond the indications approved to date. We report our experience with ceftolozane/tazobactam in 4 cases of osteomyelitis and 3 skin-soft-tissue infections due to extensively-drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157899/epidemiology-of-diabetic-foot-infections-in-a-reference-tertiary-hospital-in-india
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Sanjith Saseedharan, Manisa Sahu, Roonam Chaddha, Edwin Pathrose, Arun Bal, Pallavi Bhalekar, Priyadharshini Sekar, Padma Krishnan
INTRODUCTION: The present study attempts to examine the microbial profile and antibiotic susceptibility of diabetic foot infections in the intensive care unit of a tertiary referral centre for diabetic foot. As part of the study, we also attempted to find the prevalence of blaNDM-like gene among carbapenem-resistant gram negative infections. METHODOLOGY: A prospective study of 261 patients with diabetic foot infections was performed during the period between January 2014 and June 2014...
November 1, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157822/antibiofilm-activities-of-norharmane-and-its-derivatives-against-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-and-other-bacteria
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Jin-Hyung Lee, Yong-Guy Kim, Sang Hee Shim, Jintae Lee
BACKGROUND: Bacterial biofilms exhibit reduced sensitivity to conventional antibiotics and host defence systems and contribute to the persistence of chronic bacterial infections. HYPOTHESIS: The antibiofilm approach using plant alkaloids provides an alternative to antibiotic strategies. STUDY DESIGN: In this study, the antibiofilm activities of various plant alkaloids were investigated against enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157815/an-efflux-pump-mexab-oprm-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-is-associated-with-antibacterial-activity-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-egcg
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Rashmi Kanagaratnam, Rida Sheikh, Fahad Alharbi, Dong H Kwon
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a notorious multidrug resistant nosocomial pathogen. An efflux pump (MexAB-OprM) is the main contributor to the multidrug resistance in clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenolic compound extracted from green tea, exhibits antibacterial activity. It is unclear that molecular details of the antibacterial activity of EGCG, EGCG-effect on antibiotic susceptibility, and clinical relevance of EGCG in bacteria...
December 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157323/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-organisms-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Charlesnika T Evans, Margaret A Fitzpatrick, Makoto M Jones, Stephen P Burns, Linda Poggensee, Swetha Ramanathan, Sherri L LaVela, Nasia Safdar, Katie J Suda
OBJECTIVE Infections caused by multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms (MDRGNOs) have been increasing every year. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of MDRGNOs and factors associated with MDRGNOs in patients with spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D). DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health record data from 142 VA facilities were evaluated for 19,642 patients with SCI/D. Multivariable cluster-adjusted models were fit to identify factors associated with MDRGNO...
November 21, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156876/the-comparison-of-various-disinfectants-efficacy-on-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm-layers
#15
Hatice Köse, Nur Yapar
Background/aim: Because biofilms are resistant to antibiotics and biocides, they usually cause chronic persistent infections, which are arduous to cure and have high mortality and morbidity. Our study aimed to investigate the efficiency of orthophthalaldehyde, peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and sodium hypochlorite on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus biofilm layers and live microbial cells. Materials and methods: Biofilm layers were determined by crystal violet assay and live microbial cells were determined using a resazurin assay...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156349/biopolymer-gelatin-coated-zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-showed-high-antibacterial-antibiofilm-and-anti-angiogenic-activity
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Mani Divya, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Muthukumar Abinaya, Sekar Vijayakumar, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
The use of natural polymers in drug design plays an important role in biomedical applications. Combinations of nanoparticles (NPs) and biopolymers have been shown to be useful for many purposes. This study focused on gelatin-coated zinc oxide NPs synthesized by co-precipitation. The particles were characterized by UV-Vis spectrum, showing a main peak at 375nm. The stability and crystalline nature of the particles was evaluated by Zeta potential and X-ray diffraction analysis. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) revealed the possible functional groups of Ge-ZnO NPs, with strong bands at 3851, 3447, and 2923cm(-1)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155403/phyto-assisted-synthesis-of-bio-functionalised-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-potential-anti-oxidant-anti-microbial-and-wound-healing-activities
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Yugal Kishore Mohanta, Kunal Biswas, Sujogya Kumar Panda, Jaya Bandyopadhyay, Debashis De, Rasu Jayabalan, Akshaya Kumar Bastia, Tapan Kumar Mohanta
Bio- synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was made by using the aqueous leaf extract of Ardisia solanacea. Rapid formation of AgNPs was observed from silver nitrate upon treatment with the aqueous extract of A. solanacea leaf. The formation and stability of the AgNPs in the colloidal solution were monitored by UV-visible spectrophotometer. The mean particle diameter of AgNPs was calculated from the DLS with an average size ∼4 nm and ∼65 nm. ATR-FTIR spectroscopy confirmed the presence of alcohols, aldehydes, flavonoids, phenols and nitro compounds in the leaf which act as the stabilizing agent...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155399/green-synthesis-of-anisotropic-gold-nanoparticles-using-hordenine-and-their-antibiofilm-efficacy-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#18
Jobina Rajkumari, Himani Meena, Muralitharan Gangatharan, Siddhardha Busi
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a notorious pathogen that causes biofilm aided infections in patients with cystic fibrosis and burn wounds, resulting in significant mortality in immunocompromised individuals. This study reports a novel one-step biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using phytocompound, hordenine (HD), as a reducing and capping agent. The synthesis of the anisotropic hordenine-fabricated gold nanoparticles (HD-AuNPs) with an average particle size of 136.87 nm was achieved within 12 h of incubation at room temperature...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155393/enhanced-antibacterial-effect-of-azlocillin-in-conjugation-with-silver-nanoparticles-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#19
Aram Alizadeh, Mojtaba Salouti, Hamed Alizadeh, Ali Reza Kazemizadeh, Ali Asghar Safari, Sanaz Mahmazi
In recent years, the problems associated with bacterial resistance to antibiotics caused nanodrugs to be considered as a new way for infectious diseases treatment. The main purpose of this study was to develop a new agent against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a very difficult bacterium to treat, based on azlocillin antibiotic and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Azlocillin was conjugated with AgNPs by chemical methods and its antimicrobial activity was studied against P. aeruginosa using well diffusion agar method. Then, minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration of the new conjugate was specified with macro-dilution method...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154953/correlation-between-cefepime-utilization-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-resistance-rate-to-beta-lactams-and-carbapenems-in-patients-with-healthcare-associated-infections
#20
Zorana M Djordjevic, Marko M Folic, Slobodan M Jankovic
OBJECTIVES: There is direct link between overutilization or abuse of antibiotics and P.aeruginosa resistance rate, but other factors could influence the resistance rate, too. The study aim was to observe changes of P.aeruginosa resistance rate in patients with hospital acquired infections (HAIs) after a period of cefepime unavailability in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: The study was designed as retrospective observational analysis of trends in utilization of antibiotics and density of resistance to antibiotics...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
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