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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223117/removal-of-veterinary-antibiotics-from-wastewater-by-electrocoagulation
#1
Wojciech Baran, Ewa Adamek, Marcin Jajko, Andrzej Sobczak
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of veterinary antibiotic removal from wastewater using an electrocoagulation method. The removal efficiency of ampicillin, doxycycline, sulfathiazole and tylosin; the antibiotic degradation degree after electrolysis; and the toxicity and qualitative composition of antibiotic solutions after electrocoagulation were determined in the experiments. HPLC-QTOF was used for quantitative and qualitative determination. The eco-toxicity was assessed using the MARA® assay...
November 30, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223055/structure-elucidation-and-degradation-kinetic-study-of-ofloxacin-using-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#2
Marwa R El-Zahry, Bernhard Lendl
A simple, fast and sensitive surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) method for quantitative determination of fluoroquinolone antibiotic Ofloxacin (OFX) is presented. Also the stability behavior of OFX was investigated by monitoring the SERS spectra of OFX after various degradation processes. Acidic, basic and oxidative force degradation processes were applied at different time intervals. The forced degradation conditions were conducted and followed using SERS method utilizing silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) as a SERS substrate...
December 5, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222764/optimization-of-multi-omic-genome-scale-models-methodologies-hands-on-tutorial-and-perspectives
#3
Supreeta Vijayakumar, Max Conway, Pietro Lió, Claudio Angione
Genome-scale metabolic models are valuable tools for assessing the metabolic potential of living organisms. Being downstream of gene expression, metabolism is increasingly being used as an indicator of the phenotypic outcome for drugs and therapies. We here present a review of the principal methods used for constraint-based modelling in systems biology, and explore how the integration of multi-omic data can be used to improve phenotypic predictions of genome-scale metabolic models. We believe that the large-scale comparison of the metabolic response of an organism to different environmental conditions will be an important challenge for genome-scale models...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222758/differential-proteomics-based-on-2d-difference-in-gel-electrophoresis-and-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-the-elucidation-of-biological-processes-in-antibiotic-producer-bacterial-strains
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Giuseppe Gallo, Andrea Scaloni
Proteomics based on 2D-Difference In Gel Electrophoresis (2D-DIGE) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) procedures can be considered a "gold standard" to determine quantitatively and comparatively protein abundances in cell extracts from different biological sources/conditions according to a gel-based approach. In particular, 2D-DIGE is used for protein specie separation, detection, and relative quantification, whenever tandem MS is used to obtain peptide sequence information that is managed according to bioinformatic procedures to identify the differentially represented protein species...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222656/changes-to-tetracyclines-and-tetracycline-resistance-genes-in-arable-soils-after-single-and-multiple-applications-of-manure-containing-tetracyclines
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Huicong Yan, Kun Zhang, Jiali Shentu, Dongsheng Shen, Na Li, Meizhen Wang
The influence of manure containing tetracyclines (TCs) on the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes in soils remains poorly understood. Here, three different TCs (oxytetracycline (OTC), tetracycline (TC), and chlortetracycline (CTC)) were mixed respectively with unpolluted manure to fertilize arable soil. The soil received either a single application of 0 μg kg-1, 300 μg kg-1 (TC and CTC), or 700 μg kg-1 (OTC) or multiple applications every 14 days for 140 days. Four tetracycline resistance genes (TRGs), including tet(A), tet(L), tet(M), and tet(Q), were monitored...
December 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222650/taxane-platinum-and-5-fu-prior-to-chemoradiotherapy-benefits-patients-with-stage-iv-neck-node-positive-head-and-neck-cancer-and-a-good-performance-status
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Natalie M Lowe, Jonathan M Bernstein, Kathleen Mais, Kate Garcez, Lip W Lee, Andrew Sykes, David J Thomson, Jarrod J Homer, Catharine M West, Nicholas J Slevin
PURPOSE: The benefit of adding docetaxel, cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (TPF) induction chemotherapy to chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) remains uncertain. We aimed to investigate whether ICT is well tolerated when given with prophylactic treatment against predicted adverse effects and which patients benefit most. METHODS: A single-centre audit identified 132 HNSCC patients with stage IVa/b neck node-positive disease, prescribed TPF followed by CRT...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222580/-use-of-antibiotics-in-bones-prophylaxis-and-current-treatment-standards
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L Frommelt
BACKGROUND: Treatment of bone infection is difficult due the systemic administration of antibiotics, which means that only low concentrations reach the inflamed bone tissue. Loss of bone stock is common in osteomyelitis and device associated infection. Local antibiotics are administered in several ways for prophylactic purposes and also for treatment of bone infection. We intend to show the options and limitations of clinical use of antibiotic-loaded bone grafts. SUITABILITY: Bone grafts are a suitable carrier system for antibiotics...
December 8, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222455/binding-modes-of-teixobactin-to-lipid-ii-molecular-dynamics-study
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Yang Liu, Yaxin Liu, Mary B Chan-Park, Yuguang Mu
Teixobactin (TXB) is a newly discovered antibiotic targeting the bacterial cell wall precursor Lipid II (LII). In the present work, four binding modes of TXB on LII were identified by a contact-map based clustering method. The highly flexible binary complex ensemble was generated by parallel tempering metadynamics simulation in a well-tempered ensemble (PTMetaD-WTE). In agreement with experimental findings, the pyrophosphate group and the attached first sugar subunit of LII are found to be the minimal motif for stable TXB binding...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222426/surveillance-of-antibiotic-resistance-among-common-clostridium-difficile-ribotypes-in-hong-kong
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Viola C Y Chow, Thomas N Y Kwong, Erica W M So, Yolanda I I Ho, Sunny H Wong, Raymond W M Lai, Raphael C Y Chan
Incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is rapidly increasing and it poses a major health burden globally. However, data regarding the epidemiology of CDI in Asia are limited. We aimed to characterize the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of common ribotypes of toxigenic C. difficile in Hong Kong. Fifty-three PCR ribotypes were identified among 284 toxigenic C. difficile clinical isolates. The five most prevalent ribotypes were 002 (13%), 017 (12%), 014 (10%), 012 (9.2%), and 020 (9.5%). All tested C...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222409/immune-stealth-driven-o2-serotype-prevalence-and-potential-for-therapeutic-antibodies-against-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Meghan E Pennini, Anna De Marco, Mark Pelletier, Jessica Bonnell, Romana Cvitkovic, Martina Beltramello, Elisabetta Cameroni, Siro Bianchi, Fabrizia Zatta, Wei Zhao, Xiaodong Xiao, Maria M Camara, Antonio DiGiandomenico, Elena Semenova, Antonio Lanzavecchia, Paul Warrener, JoAnn Suzich, Qun Wang, Davide Corti, C Kendall Stover
Emerging multidrug-resistant bacteria are a challenge for modern medicine, but how these pathogens are so successful is not fully understood. Robust antibacterial vaccines have prevented and reduced resistance suggesting a pivotal role for immunity in deterring antibiotic resistance. Here, we show the increased prevalence of Klebsiella pneumoniae lipopolysaccharide O2 serotype strains in all major drug resistance groups correlating with a paucity of anti-O2 antibodies in human B cell repertoires. We identify human monoclonal antibodies to O-antigens that are highly protective in mouse models of infection, even against heavily encapsulated strains...
December 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222105/the-emergency-medical-service-microbiome
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Andrew J Hudson, Graeme D Glaister, Hans-Joachim Wieden
Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel are an integral component of the healthcare framework and function to transport patients from various locations to and between care facilities. In addition to physical injury, EMS personnel are expected to be at high risk to acquire and transmit healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in the workplace. However, currently little is known about EMS biosafety risk factors and the epidemiological contribution of EMS to pathogen transmission within and outside of the healthcare sector...
December 8, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222103/a-novel-non-antibiotic-lgt-based-selection-system-for-stable-maintenance-of-expression-vectors-in-escherichia-coli-and-vibrio-cholerae
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Manuela Terrinoni, Stefan L Nordqvist, Susanne Källgård, Jan Holmgren, Michael Lebens
Antibiotic selection for maintenance of expression plasmids is discouraged in production of recombinant proteins for pharmaceutical or other human uses due to the risks of antibiotic residue contamination of the final products and release of DNA encoding antibiotic resistance into the environment. We describe the construction of expression plasmids that are instead maintained by complementation of the lgt gene encoding a (pro)lipoprotein glyceryl transferase essential for biosynthesis of bacterial lipoprotein...
December 8, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222019/a-novel-use-of-cellulose-based-filter-paper-containing-silver-nanoparticles-for-its-potential-application-as-wound-dressing-agent
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Adnan Haider, Sajjad Haider, Inn-Kyu Kang, Anuj Kumar, Madhusudana Rao Kummara, Tahseen Kamal, Sung Soo Han
The frequent use of antibiotics against microbial infections may lead the emergence of antibiotic resistant microbial strains. To overcome these microbial strains, we need to fabricate alternative materials which can handle them. It is for this reason, we have fabricated cellulose (CE) based filter paper (FP) composite scaffolds comprising of adsorbed chitosan (CS) and sliver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs). The AgNPs are incorporated in the CS layer of the composite scaffold. Prior to evaluate the efficacy of the scaffolds against gram positive and gram negative bacterial strains, the scaffolds were characterized for the presence of the Ag NPs with field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM), fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and x-ray diffractometer (XRD)...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221986/streptococcus-pneumoniae-two-component-regulatory-systems-the-interplay-of-the-pneumococcus-with-its-environment
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REVIEW
Alejandro Gómez-Mejia, Gustavo Gámez, Sven Hammerschmidt
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a human pathobiont possessing a diverse array of multifunctional proteins essential for bacterial fitness and virulence. Gene expression is tightly controlled by regulatory components and among the pneumococcal sensorial tools, two‑component regulatory systems (TCS) are the most widespread and conserved. This review aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of original studies on pneumococcal TCS on a functional level. Despite a rather chaotic nomenclature, the current available information on pneumococcal regulation by these systems can be conveniently addressed, according to the regulation of pathophysiological cell processes and the responses to detectable environmental signals...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221973/pathogens-toolbox-to-manipulate-human-complement
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Francisco J Fernández, Sara Gómez, M Cristina Vega
The surveillance and pathogen fighting functions of the complement system have evolved to protect mammals from life-threatening infections. In turn, pathogens have developed complex molecular mechanisms to subvert, divert and evade the effector functions of the complement. The study of complement immunoevasion by pathogens sheds light on their infection drivers, knowledge that is essential to implement therapies. At the same time, complement evasion also acts as a discovery ground that reveals important aspects of how complement works under physiological conditions...
December 5, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221920/treatment-of-infected-aneurysm-with-combined-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-and-abscess-drainage
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Ken Nakajima, Noriyuki Kato, Takashi Hashimoto, Shuji Chino, Takatoshi Higashigawa, Takafumi Ouchi, Toshiya Tokui, Yoichiro Miyake, Hajime Sakuma
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical utility of combination therapy with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and abscess drainage for the treatment of infected aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between July 2009 and May 2015, 8 patients underwent combination therapy with EVAR and abscess drainage. There were 5 men and 3 women, with a mean age of 75 years ± 7. Aneurysms were of the thoracic aorta in 5 patients, the abdominal aorta in 2, and the internal iliac artery in 1...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221894/efficacy-of-an-inactivated-mycoplasma-hyorhinis-vaccine-in-pigs
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Brian Martinson, Whitney Zoghby, Kenneth Barrett, Lawrence Bryson, Rodney Christmas, F C Minion, Jeremy Kroll
Lameness and polyserositis in pigs caused by Mycoplasma hyorhinis are generally treated with antibiotics and may require multiple doses. The costs of these antibiotics combined with economic losses from culling and reduced feed conversion due to lameness are hardships to the swine producer. In this study we have demonstrated efficacy of an inactivated M. hyorhinis vaccine administered to three-week old caesarian-derived colostrum-deprived piglets. Three doses of vaccine (high, medium, and low) were evaluated and compared to a placebo control...
December 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221800/gut-microbiome-and-antibiotics
#18
REVIEW
Tadasu Iizumi, Thomas Battaglia, Victoria Ruiz, Guillermo I Perez Perez
Despite that the human gastrointestinal tract is the most populated ecological niche by bacteria in the human body, much is still unknown about its characteristics. This site is highly susceptible to the effects of many external factors that may affect in the quality and the quantity of the microbiome. Specific factors such as diet, personal hygiene, pharmacological drugs and the use of antibiotics can produce a significant impact on the gut microbiota. The effect of these factors is more relevant early in life, when the gut microbiota has not yet fully established...
December 5, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221750/secondary-surgical-site-infection-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-multi-institutional-prospective-cohort-study
#19
Brian C Gulack, Katherine A Kirkwood, Wei Shi, Peter K Smith, John H Alexander, Sandra G Burks, Annetine C Gelijns, Vinod H Thourani, Daniel Bell, Ann Greenberg, Seth D Goldfarb, Mary Lou Mayer, Michael E Bowdish
OBJECTIVE: To analyze patient risk factors and processes of care associated with secondary surgical-site infection (SSI) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: Data were collected prospectively between February and October 2010 for consenting adult patients undergoing CABG with saphenous vein graft (SVG) conduits. Patients who developed a deep or superficial SSI of the leg or groin within 65 days of CABG were compared with those who did not develop a secondary SSI...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221347/safe-administration-of-intrapleural-alteplase-during-pregnancy
#20
Heather Torbic, Hanine Inaty, Siva Raja, Humberto Choi
Instillation of intrapleural (IP) fibrinolytics has been used in patients with complicated parapneumonic pleural effusions to improve fluid drainage and decrease the need for surgical intervention. However, clinical trials have not included certain special populations such as pregnant females and there are currently no published case reports of this practice in this group. We describe the case of a 35-year-old female, G2P1 at 32 weeks of gestation, with a complicated pleural effusion due to influenza pneumonia with superimposed bacterial pneumonia...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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