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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805633/of-phlebotomines-sandflies-and-viruses-a-comprehensive-perspective-on-a-complex-situation
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Nazli Ayhan, Remi N Charrel
Old World sandfly-borne phleboviruses are classified into three serological complexes: Sandfly fever Sicilian, Sandfly fever Naples and Salehabad. Human pathogens (febrile illness ['sandfly fever'], neuroinvasive infections) belong to the two first complexes. The increasing number of newly discovered sandfly-borne phleboviruses raises concerns about their medical and veterinary importance. They occupy a wide geographic area from Mediterranean basin to North Africa and the Middle East to the central Asia. At least nine species of sandflies can transmit these viruses...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805458/thermal-inactivation-of-listeria-monocytogenes-and-salmonella-during-water-and-steam-blanching-of-vegetables
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Erdogan Ceylan, Wendy McMahon, Donna M Garren
Thermal inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella was evaluated on peas, spinach, broccoli, potatoes, and carrots that were treated with hot water and steam. One gram-positive bacterium, L. monocytogenes, and one gram-negative bacterium, Salmonella, were selected as pertinent human pathogens for evaluation. Samples were inoculated with a composite of five strains each of L. monocytogenes and Salmonella to achieve approximately 10(8) to 10(9) CFU/g. Inoculated samples were treated with hot water at 85 and 87...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803838/current-epidemiology-of-resistance-among-gram-negative-bacilli-in-pediatric-patients-in-turkey
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Kubra Aykac, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Sevgen Tanir Basaranoglu, Mustafa Senol Akin, Ali Bulent Cengiz, Asiye Bicakcigil, Banu Sancak, Ates Kara, Mehmet Ceyhan
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of infections caused by drug-resistant Gram-negative organisms has led to a reemergence in worldwide. This study attempted to investigate the changes in resistance of Gram-negative bacteria to different classes of antibiotics and treatment options in invasive infections. METHODS: We performed this study retrospectively between January 2012 and January 2017 in our tertiary care university hospital. A total of 302 patients with Gram-negative bacterial bacteremia and meningitis were defined...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803496/management-of-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-the-intensive-care-unit-state-of-the-art
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Alberto Enrico Maraolo, Marco Cascella, Silvia Corcione, Arturo Cuomo, Salvatore Nappa, Guglielmo Borgia, Francesco Giuseppe De Rosa, Ivan Gentile
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is one of the most important causes of healthcare-related infections among Gram-negative bacteria. The best therapeutic approach is controversial, especially for multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains as well as in the setting of most severe patients, such as in the intensive care unit (ICU). Areas covered: This article addresses several points. First, the main microbiological aspects of PA, focusing on its wide array of resistance mechanisms. Second, risk factors and the worse outcome linked to MDR-PA infection...
August 14, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803460/-gastrostomy-tubes-indications-and-infectious-complications-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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M J Muñoz-Dávila, J M Xandri Ruipera, G Yagüe Guirao, C Salvador García, M Segovia Hernández
OBJECTIVE: Gastrostomy tube is the best option for long-term enteral nutrition. Among its limitations, infections represent the most frequent minor complication. Our aim is the knowledge of the number and type of gastrostomy tubes and its main indication in our hospital. In addition, prevalence of infectious complications was studied paying attention to the main etiologic agents and their antibiotic susceptibility. METHODS: Observational retrospective study from January 2010 to July 2015 through the electronic clinical history and the clinical microbiology laboratory software...
August 14, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803018/short-communication-molecular-characteristics-antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-pathogenicity-of-clinical-nocardia-cyriacigeorgica-isolates-from-an-outbreak-of-bovine-mastitis
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Wei Chen, Yongxia Liu, Herman W Barkema, Jian Gao, Jeroen De Buck, John P Kastelic, Gang Liu, Tariq Ali, Muhammad Shahid, Bo Han
The occurrence of nocardial mastitis, mostly in the context of outbreaks, has been reported in many countries. However, there is a paucity of reports regarding detailed characterization of Nocardia cyriacigeorgica from bovine mastitis. Thus, herein we report characteristics, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, molecular identification, and pathogenicity of N. cyriacigeorgica isolated from an outbreak of clinical mastitis in a dairy herd in northern China. A total of 182 (80.2%) lactating cows had clinical mastitis with severe inflammation and firmness of the udder, reduced milk production, and anorexia, with no apparent clinical response to common antibiotics...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802758/impact-of-rapid-identification-of-staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infection-without-antimicrobial-stewardship-intervention-on-antibiotic-optimization-and-clinical-outcomes
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R Brigg Turner, Karineh Lalikian, Madeline Fry, Jacqueline Schwartz, Dominic Chan, Regina Won
Few studies have evaluated the clinical impact of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections in resource-limited settings that lack direct antimicrobial stewardship intervention. This retrospective cohort study compared patients with standard microbiological identification (n=343) to those with additional identification by (PCR) (n=130). Time to initiation of optimal therapy was similar between groups but substantially shorter in the PCR group for those infected with methicillin susceptible S...
July 8, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801105/rectal-swab-screening-assays-of-public-health-importance-in-molecular-diagnostics-sample-adequacy-control
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Sanja Glisovic, Shaun Eintracht, Yves Longtin, Matthew Oughton, Ivan Brukner
Rectal swabs are routinely used by public health authorities to screen for multi-drug resistant enteric bacteria including vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Screening sensitivity can be influenced by the quality of the swabbing, whether performed by the patient (self-swabbing) or a healthcare practitioner. One common exclusion criterion for rectal swabs is absence of "visible soiling" from fecal matter. In our institution, this criterion excludes almost 10% of rectal swabs received in the microbiology laboratory...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801089/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-patients-with-bacteremia-caused-by-campylobacter-species-with-an-emphasis-on-the-subspecies-of-c-fetus
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Yen-Hung Liu, Wataru Yamazaki, Yu-Tsung Huang, Chun-Hsing Liao, Wang-Hui Sheng, Po-Ren Hsueh
OBJECTIVES: This study was intended to investigate the clinical and microbiological characteristics of patients with bacteremia caused by Campylobacter species. METHODS: From April 1998 to May 2014, 56 adults with bacteremia caused by Campylobacter species were evaluated. These Campylobacter species isolates were confirmed to the species level using 16S rRNA gene sequencing (all isolates) and multiplex PCR analysis (for C. fetus only). The performance of identification for Campylobacter species by the Bruker Biotyper MALDI-TOF MS was evaluated...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800845/assessment-of-stability-of-cd34-cell-products-enriched-by-immunoselection-from-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-during-refrigerated-storage
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Metka Krasna, Elvira Malicev, Jasmina Ziva Rozman, Bojan Vrtovec
Durable engraftment of transplanted CD34+ cells largely depends on the quality of the cell product. Limited data are currently available about extended storage of immunoselected CD34+ cells. The aim of our study was to assess the stability of CD34+ cell product with the cells stored in high concentration (80×10(6) in 6mL) in small bags intended for cell implantation. Cell products were prepared by leukapheresis and immunoselection (Clinimacs(plus) procedure) from 13 patients with chronic dilated cardiomyopathy...
July 22, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800823/detection-and-quantification-of-alicyclobacillus-acidoterrestris-by-electrical-impedance-in-apple-juice
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Pilar Fernández, José Antonio Gabaldón, Mª Jesús Periago
Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris is a thermotolerant bacterium able to grow in fruit juices and drinks, as the spoilage by Alicyclobacillus in the final product does not product any gas, but leads to a "medicine flavor" due to the formation of guaicol. Also, its detection is a challenge for the quality control departments, because it takes several days to get the results of traditional microbiology methods. This study aimed at developing a more accurate electrical impedance technique for the detection of A...
December 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800650/peptide-nucleic-acid-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-for-detection-of-staphylococci-from-endophthalmitis-isolates-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Nimesh Patel, Darlene Miller, Nidhi Relhan, Harry W Flynn
Purpose: Rapid identification of pathogens causing endophthalmitis may improve treatment outcomes through early administration of species-specific medication. The current study reports a new molecular application of peptide nucleic acid-fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA-FISH) with Staphylococcus-specific molecular PNA probes for the potential rapid detection of common pathogens causing endophthalmitis. Methods: An experimental study was designed to evaluate the proof of concept at the microbiology laboratory of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute...
August 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800144/at-least-three-phenotypes-exist-among-periodontitis-patients
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Chryssa Delatola, Bruno G Loos, Evgeni Levin, Marja L Laine
AIM: To identify phenotypes of periodontitis patients by the use of an unsupervised modeling technique (clustering), based on pre-treatment radiographic and microbiological characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included data from 392 untreated periodontitis patients. Co-regularized spectral clustering algorithm was used to cluster the patients. The resulting clusters were subsequently characterized based on their demographics, radiographic bone loss patterns and microbial data...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799881/prevalence-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-qaca-b-positive-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-in-a-surgical-intensive-care-unit
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Oh-Hyun Cho, Ki-Ho Park, Ji Young Song, Jeong Min Hong, Taeeun Kim, Sun In Hong, Sunjoo Kim, In-Gyu Bae
The increasing use of chlorhexidine for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization has raised concerns about the emergence of resistance to or tolerance of this antiseptic. We examined the frequency and characteristics of qacA/B chlorhexidine tolerance genes among MRSA isolates in a surgical intensive care unit (ICU) where MRSA-colonized patients are decolonized by chlorhexidine bathing. The MRSA isolates were evaluated for chlorhexidine susceptibility, mupirocin resistance, molecular typing, agr functionality, and the heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate S...
August 11, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799332/attaching-the-nora-efflux-pump-inhibitor-inf55-to-methylene-blue-enhances-antimicrobial-photodynamic-inactivation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Ardeshir Rineh, Naveen K Dolla, Anthony R Ball, Maria Magana, John B Bremner, Michael R Hamblin, George P Tegos, Michael J Kelso
Antimicrobial photodynamic inactivation (aPDI) uses photosensitizers (PSs) and harmless visible light to generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) and kill microbes. Multidrug efflux systems can moderate the phototoxic effects of PSs by expelling the compounds from cells. We hypothesized that increasing intracellular concentrations of PSs by inhibiting efflux with a covalently attached efflux pump inhibitor (EPI) would enhance bacterial cell phototoxicity and reduce exposure of neighbouring host cells to damaging ROS...
August 11, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799305/comparison-of-rifaximin-plus-lactulose-with-the-lactulose-alone-for-the-treatment-of-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Kiran Ahire, Archana Sonawale
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic encephalopathy is challenging complication of liver dysfunction. Therapeutic treatment options for hepatic encephalopathy are currently limited and have appreciable risks and benefits associated with their use. Rifaximin is a novel anti microbiological agent with wide spectrum of activity that has shown promise as an alternative option for hepatic encephalopathy. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: The present study was undertaken to compare the effectiveness of Rifaximin and Lactulose as a combination vs Lactulose alone, to compare the adverse effects and to study the rapidity of therapeutic effects of Rifaximin and Lactulose...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799106/chemical-sterilization-of-allograft-dermal-tissues
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Abigail Phipps, Edward Vaynshteyn, John B Kowalski, Manh-Dan Ngo, Karen Merritt, Joel Osborne, Evangelia Chnari
Common terminal sterilization methods are known to alter the natural structure and properties of soft tissues. One approach to providing safe grafts with preserved biological properties is the combination of a validated chemical sterilization process followed by an aseptic packaging process. This combination of processes is an accepted method for production of sterile healthcare products as described in ANSI/AAMI ST67:2011. This article describes the validation of the peracetic acid and ethanol-based (PAAE) chemical sterilization process for allograft dermal tissues at the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF, Edison, NJ)...
August 10, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799082/mathematical-model-of-interaction-between-bacteriocin-producing-lactic-acid-bacteria-and-listeria-part-2-bifurcations-and-applications
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Roberta Regina Delboni, Hyun Mo Yang
The big challenge for the food industry is the attending to demands for minimally processed foods, avoiding intense heat treatments and reducing the addition of chemical preservatives, but at the same time ensuring microbiological safety of these products. Lactic acid bacteria are traditionally used in the production of fermented foods. They are responsible for the production of antimicrobial compounds, such as organic acids and bacteriocins, which are protein compounds with bactericidal effect against related species and bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus...
August 10, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798488/analysis-of-factors-influencing-diagnostic-accuracy-of-t-spot-tb-for-active-tuberculosis-in-clinical-practice
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Lifan Zhang, Xiaochun Shi, Yueqiu Zhang, Yao Zhang, Feifei Huo, Baotong Zhou, Guohua Deng, Xiaoqing Liu
T-SPOT.TB didn't perform a perfect diagnosis for active tuberculosis (ATB), and some factors may influence the results. We did this study to evaluate possible factors associated with the sensitivity and specificity of T-SPOT.TB, and the diagnostic parameters under varied conditions. Patients with suspected ATB were enrolled prospectively. Influencing factors of the sensitivity and specificity of T-SPOT.TB were evaluated using logistic regression models. Sensitivity, specificity, predictive values (PV), and likelihood ratios (LR) were calculated with consideration of relevant factors...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798195/cross-sectional-study-to-evaluate-trichomonas-vaginalis-positivity-in-women-tested-for-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-chlamydia-trachomatis-attending-genitourinary-medicine-and-primary-care-clinics-in-bristol-south-west-england
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Jane E Nicholls, Katy M E Turner, Paul North, Ralph Ferguson, Margaret T May, Karen Gough, John Macleod, Peter Muir, Patrick J Horner
BACKGROUND: Highly sensitive, commercial nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) for Trichomonas vaginalis have only recently been recommended for use in the UK. While testing for T. vaginalis is routine in symptomatic women attending genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics, it is rare in asymptomatic women or those attending primary care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the positivity of T. vaginalis using a commercial NAAT, in symptomatic and asymptomatic women undergoing testing for chlamydia and gonorrhoea in GUM and primary care settings...
August 10, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
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