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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775705/effects-of-different-chemical-modifications-on-the-antibacterial-activities-of-polysaccharides-sequentially-extracted-from-peony-seed-dreg
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Xiao-Li Li, Kiran Thakur, Yuan-Yuan Zhang, Xiao-Fang Tu, Ying-Shuo Zhang, Dan-Ye Zhu, Jian-Guo Zhang, Zhao-Jun Wei
The peony seed dreg polysaccharide (PSDPs) fractions and their modified derivatives were examined for their antibacterial potential. PSDPs along with their derivatives exhibited appreciable antibacterial activity against both Gram-positive (B. subtilis and S. aureus) as well as Gram-negative (E. coli and S. typhimurium) bacteria. Among the four polysaccharide fractions, HBSS possessed the greatest antibacterial activity with an inhibition zone of 13.6 mm against S. typhimurium, minimal inhibitory concentration of 0...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775684/virulence-determinants-biofilm-production-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-staphylococcus-aureus-causing-device-associated-infections-in-a-tunisian-hospital
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I Mesrati, M Saidani, M Jemili, S Ferjeni, A Slim, I Boutiba-Ben Boubaker
Staphylococcus aureus is clinically relevant pathogen that cause device-related infections driven by several virulence factors. In this study we characterize S. aureus isolates involved in medical device-related infections in Tunisian patients. Forty consecutive S. aureus strains causing device-related infections (DRI group) and 47 randomly selected S. aureus strains causing non-device-related infections (NDRI group) were collected. All strains were phenotypically screened for antibiotic susceptibility and biofilm forming ability...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775628/-cost-effectiveness-of-interventions-to-improve-hand-hygiene-in-healthcare-workers-in-middle-income-hospital-settings-a-model-based-analysis
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Nantasit Luangasanatip, Maliwan Hongsuwan, Yoel Lubell, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Pramot Srisamang, Nicholas Pj Day, Nicholas Graves, Ben S Cooper
BACKGROUND: Multimodal interventions are effective in increasing hand hygiene (HH) compliance amongst healthcare workers, but it is not known whether such interventions are cost-effective outside high-income countries. AIM: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of multimodal hospital interventions to improve hand hygiene (HH) compliance in a middle-income country. METHOD: We adopted a conservative approach by developing a model to determine whether reductions in Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections (MRSA-BSI) alone would make HH interventions cost-effective in intensive care units (ICUs)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775283/magnetic-glycol-chitin-based-hydrogel-nanocomposite-for-combined-thermal-and-d-amino-acid-assisted-biofilm-disruption
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Eric C Abenojar, Sameera Wickramasinghe, Minseon Ju, Sarika Uppaluri, Alison Klika, Jaiben George, Wael Barsoum, Salvatore J Frangiamore, Carlos A Higuera-Rueda, Anna Cristina S Samia
Bacterial biofilms are highly antibiotic resistant microbial cell associations that lead to chronic infections. Unlike free-floating planktonic bacterial cells, the biofilms are encapsulated in a hardly penetrable extracellular polymeric matrix and, thus, demand innovative approaches for treatment. Recent advancements on the development of gel-nanocomposite systems with tailored therapeutic properties provide promising routes to develop novel antimicrobial agents that can be designed to disrupt and completely eradicate preformed biofilms...
May 18, 2018: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774015/comparative-proteomic-and-morphological-change-analyses-of-staphylococcus-aureus-during-resuscitation-from-prolonged-freezing
#5
Biao Suo, Hua Yang, Yuexia Wang, Haipeng Lv, Zhen Li, Chao Xu, Zhilu Ai
When frozen, Staphylococcus aureus survives in a sublethally injured state. However, S. aureus can recover at a suitable temperature, which poses a threat to food safety. To elucidate the resuscitation mechanism of freezing survived S. aureus , we used cells stored at -18°C for 90 days as controls. After resuscitating the survived cells at 37°C, the viable cell numbers were determined on tryptic soy agar with 0.6% yeast extract (TSAYE), and the non-injured-cell numbers were determined on TSAYE supplemented with 10% NaCl...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773402/hydroxypropylmethyl-cellulose-hpmc-crosslinked-chitosan-ch-based-scaffolds-containing-bioactive-glass-bg-and-zinc-oxide-zno-for-alveolar-bone-repair
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Rabia Zeeshan, Zeeshan Mutahir, Haffsah Iqbal, Moazzam Ali, Farasat Iqbal, Kashif Ijaz, Faiza Sharif, Asma Tufail Shah, Aqif Anwar Chaudhry, Muhammad Yar, Shifang Luan, Ather Farooq Khan, Ihtesham-Ur-Rehman
The success of a dental implant relies on the presence of an optimal alveolar ridge. The aim of this study was to fabricate HPMC crosslinked chitosan based scaffolds for alveolar bone repair. Our results indicated that HPMC crosslinked CH/BG foams presented better morphological structure (132-90.5 μm) and mechanical responses (0.451 MPa with 100 mg BG) as confirmed by SEM analysis and fatigue testing respectively. Cytotoxicity analysis at day 2, 4 and 8 demonstrated that all composites were non-toxic and supported cellular viability...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773383/superabsorbent-nanocomposite-from-sugarcane-bagasse-chitin-and-clay-synthesis-characterization-and-swelling-behaviour
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Maya Sharma, Anjali Bajpai
A nanocomposite comprising crosslinked hybrid polymer network was prepared using chitin and sugarcane bagasse in presence of montmorillonite clay. Chitin and sugarcane bagasse were micro-fibrillated by ultrasonication of their suspension in an ionic liquid 2-hydroxy ethylammonium formate. Optimum reaction conditions were established by variation of amounts of initiator, monomer and crosslinker, and microwave irradiation to obtain nanocomposite with swelling degree above 1000% in 24 h. Slow and steady swelling was observed and the sample swelled to about 15,000% to form a hydrogel in 15 days...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772798/interrelationships-between-fatty-acid-composition-staphyloxanthin-content-fluidity-and-carbon-flow-in-the-staphylococcus-aureus-membrane
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Kiran B Tiwari, Craig Gatto, Brian J Wilkinson
Fatty acids play a major role in determining membrane biophysical properties. Staphylococcus aureus produces branched-chain fatty acids (BCFAs) and straight-chain saturated fatty acids (SCSFAs), and can directly incorporate exogenous SCSFAs and straight-chain unsaturated fatty acids (SCUFAs). Many S. aureus strains produce the triterpenoid pigment staphyloxanthin, and the balance of BCFAs, SCSFAs and staphyloxanthin determines membrane fluidity. Here, we investigated the relationship of fatty acid and carotenoid production in S...
May 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772696/the-effect-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-and-without-instillation-on-mature-biofilms-in-vitro
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Shamaila Tahir, Matthew Malone, Honghua Hu, Anand Deva, Karen Vickery
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with and without instillation (NPWTi) on in vitro mature biofilm. METHODS: Mature biofilms of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus were grown under shear (130 rpm) on polycarbonate coupons in a CDC biofilm reactor for 3 days. Coupons containing biofilms were placed in a sterile petri dish and sealed using NPWT or NPWTi. Coupons were exposed to treatment for 24 h with NPWT alone or with instillation of: Povidone iodine solution (PVP-I) (10% w / v equivalent to 1% w / v available iodine, BETADINE® , Mundipharma, Singapore), surfactant based antimicrobial solution with polyhexamethylene biguanide (SBPHMB) (Prontosan® , B Braun Medical, Melsungen, Germany), Gentamicin 1 µg/mL (GM) (G1264 Sigma-Aldrich Pty Ltd...
May 16, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772647/the-antimicrobial-activity-of-annona-emarginata-schltdl-h-rainer-and-most-active-isolated-compounds-against-clinically-important-bacteria
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Juan G Dolab, Beatriz Lima, Ewelina Spaczynska, Jiri Kos, Natividad H Cano, Gabriela Feresin, Alejandro Tapia, Francisco Garibotto, Elisa Petenatti, Monica Olivella, Robert Musiol, Josef Jampilek, Ricardo D Enriz
Annona emarginata (Schltdl.) H. Rainer, commonly known as "arachichú", "araticú", "aratigú", and "yerba mora", is a plant that grows in Argentina. Infusions and decoctions are used in folk medicine as a gargle against throat pain and for calming toothache; another way to use the plant for these purposes is chewing its leaves. Extracts from bark, flowers, leaves, and fruits from A. emarginata were subjected to antibacterial assays against a panel of Gram (+) and Gram (-) pathogenic bacteria according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute protocols...
May 16, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772337/modeling-of-the-bacterial-inactivation-kinetics-of-dialdehyde-cellulose-in-aqueous-suspension
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Xihong He, Zhina He, Yan Li, Haifeng Yu, Liming Zhang, Huanhuan Ge, Shuli Man, Yujie Dai
The purpose of this study was to estimate the antibacterial properties of aqueous suspensions of dialdehyde microcrystalline cellulose (DAMC), and a model of the observed antibacterial kinetics was proposed and validated. The DAMC was prepared from microcrystalline cellulose by periodate oxidation. The bacterial inactivation kinetics of aqueous suspensions of DAMC was investigated by measuring the bactericidal effect after different contact times. The results indicated that with a DAMC aldehyde content of 6...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771856/vitamin-e-phosphate-coating-stimulates-bone-deposition-in-implant-related-infections-in-a-rat-model
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Arianna B Lovati, Marta Bottagisio, Susanna Maraldi, Martina B Violatto, Monica Bortolin, Elena De Vecchi, Paolo Bigini, Lorenzo Drago, Carlo L Romanò
BACKGROUND: Implant-related infections are associated with impaired bone healing and osseointegration. In vitro antiadhesive and antibacterial properties and in vivo antiinflammatory effects protecting against bone loss of various formulations of vitamin E have been demonstrated in animal models. However, to the best of our knowledge, no in vivo studies have demonstrated the synergistic activity of vitamin E in preventing bacterial adhesion to orthopaedic implants, thus supporting the bone-implant integration...
June 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771498/structure-and-function-of-the-transmembrane-domain-of-nsas-an-antibiotic-sensing-histidine-kinase-in-s-aureus
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Manasi P Bhate, Thomas Lemmin, Georg Kuenze, Bruk Mensa, Soumya Ganguly, Jason Peters, Nathan Schmidt, Jeffrey G Pelton, Carol Gross, Jens Meiler, William F DeGrado
NsaS is one of four intramembrane histidine kinases (HKs) in Staphylococcus aureus that mediate the pathogen's response to membrane active antimicrobials and human innate immunity. We describe the first integrative structural study of NsaS using a combination of solution state NMR spectroscopy, chemical-crosslinking, molecular modeling and dynamics. Three key structural features emerge: First, NsaS has a short N-terminal amphiphilic helix that anchors its transmembrane (TM) bundle into the inner leaflet of the membrane such that it might sense neighboring proteins or membrane deformations...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771232/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-argenteus-misidentified-as-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-emerging-in-western-sweden
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Erika Tång Hallbäck, Nahid Karami, Ingegerd Adlerberth, Sofia Cardew, Maria Ohlén, Hedvig Engström Jakobsson, Liselott Svensson Stadler
Two strains included in a whole-genome sequencing project for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were identified as non-Staphylococcus aureus when the sequences were analysed using the bioinformatics software ALEX (www.1928diagnostics.com, Gothenburg, Sweden). Sequencing of the sodA gene of these strains identified them as Staphylococcus argenteus. The collection of MRSA in western Sweden was checked for additional strains of this species. A total of 18 strains of S. argenteus isolated between 2011 and December 2017 were identified...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770423/large-scale-patterning-of-living-colloids-for-dynamic-studies-of-neutrophil-microbe-interactions
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Jae Jung Kim, Eduardo Reátegui, Alex Hopke, Fatemeh Jalali, Maedeh Roushan, Patrick S Doyle, Daniel Irimia
Neutrophils are the first white blood cells to respond to microbes and to limit their invasion of the body. However, the growth of the microbes into colonies often challenges the neutrophils ability to contain them. To study the interactions between neutrophils and microbial colonies, we designed an assay for arranging microbes in clusters of controlled size (i.e. living colloids). The patterned microbes in the living colloid are mechanically trapped inside the wells and fully accessible to neutrophils. Using the assay, we studied the interactions between human neutrophils and Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus, two common human pathogens...
May 17, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770172/prevention-of-cross-contamination-risk-by-disinfection-of-irreversible-hydrocolloid-impression-materials-with-ozonated-water
#16
Omid Savabi, Farahnaz Nejatidanesh, Kamran Poshang Bagheri, Leila Karimi, Ghazal Savabi
Background: Disinfection of dental impression is mandatory for preventing the cross infection between dental staff and dental laboratory. Ozone as a disinfectant can be used in various ways in dentistry. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of ozonated water for disinfection of irreversible hydrocolloid impression materials and preventing cross-contamination. Methods: Thirty-two circular specimens (1 cm diameter and 2 mm thickness) of irreversible hydrocolloid impression material were made...
2018: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770078/evaluating-the-timeliness-of-reporting-in-a-first-nations-communicable-diseases-program
#17
A Lam, S Woods, N Ndubuka
Background: Timely reporting of communicable diseases is necessary to enable a prompt response to mitigate and control outbreaks. This is especially true among First Nations communities due to a number of factors, including unique social determinants of health, which can contribute to rapid disease transmission. Objective: To assess the timeliness of reporting for 12 notifiable communicable diseases in the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority, which includes 33 First Nations on-reserve communities in Northern Saskatchewan, Canada, and to assess whether there were differences in reporting times depending on degree of remoteness of community, season or year...
June 1, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769740/identification-of-a-s-aureus-virulence-factor-by-activity-based-protein-profiling-abpp
#18
Christian S Lentz, Jessica R Sheldon, Lisa A Crawford, Rachel Cooper, Megan Garland, Manuel R Amieva, Eranthie Weerapana, Eric P Skaar, Matthew Bogyo
Serine hydrolases play diverse roles in regulating host-pathogen interactions in a number of organisms, yet few have been characterized in the human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus. Here we describe a chemical proteomic screen that identified ten previously uncharacterized S. aureus serine hydrolases that mostly lack human homologs. We termed these enzymes fluorophosphonate-binding hydrolases (FphA-J). One hydrolase, FphB, can process short fatty acid esters, exhibits increased activity in response to host cell factors, is located predominantly on the bacterial cell surface in a subset of cells, and is concentrated in the division septum...
May 16, 2018: Nature Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769380/pneumococcal-metabolic-adaptation-and-colonization-are-regulated-by-the-two-component-regulatory-system-08
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Alejandro Gómez-Mejia, Gustavo Gámez, Stephanie Hirschmann, Viktor Kluger, Hermann Rath, Sebastian Böhm, Franziska Voss, Niamatullah Kakar, Lothar Petruschka, Uwe Völker, Reinhold Brückner, Ulrike Mäder, Sven Hammerschmidt
Streptococcus pneumoniae two-component regulatory systems (TCS) enable adaptation and ensure its maintenance in host environments. This study deciphers the impact of TCS08 on pneumococcal gene expression and its role in metabolic and pathophysiological processes. Transcriptome analysis and real-time PCR demonstrated a regulatory effect of TCS08 on genes involved mainly in environmental information processing, intermediary metabolism, and colonization by S. pneumoniae D39 and TIGR4. Striking examples are genes for fatty acid biosynthesis, genes of the arginine deiminase system, and the psa operon encoding the manganese ABC transport system...
June 27, 2018: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769279/microbial-interactions-in-the-cystic-fibrosis-airway
#20
Ann M Granchelli, Frederick R Adler, Ruth H Keogh, Christiana Kartsonaki, David R Cox, Theodore G Liou
Interactions in the airway ecology of cystic fibrosis may alter organism persistence and clinical outcomes. Better understanding of such interactions could guide clinical decisions. We fitted logistic regression models using generalized estimating equations to longitudinal two-year patient cohorts in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry, 2003-2011 to study associations between airway organisms present in each calendar year and their presence in the subsequent year. Models were adjusted for clinical characteristics and multiple observations per patient and tested for sensitivity to cystic fibrosis-specific treatments...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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