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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544570/relative-susceptibility-of-airway-organisms-to-antimicrobial-effects-of-nitric-oxide
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Alan D Workman, Ryan M Carey, Michael A Kohanski, David W Kennedy, James N Palmer, Nithin D Adappa, Noam A Cohen
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) is released in the airway as a critical component of innate immune defense against invading pathogenic organisms. It is well documented that bacteriostatic and bactericidal effects of NO are concentration-dependent. However, few data exist comparing relative susceptibility of common pathogens to NO at physiologic concentrations. In this study we evaluated the effects of NO on 4 common airway bacteria and 1 fungus, and examined the potential implications of discrepancies in sensitivity...
May 25, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542496/zinc-blocks-sos-induced-antibiotic-resistance-via-inhibition-of-reca-in-escherichia-coli
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Bryan E Bunnell, Jillian F Escobar, Kirsten L Bair, Mark D Sutton, John K Crane
Zinc inhibits the virulence of diarrheagenic E. coli by inducing the envelope stress response and inhibiting the SOS response. The SOS response is triggered by damage to bacterial DNA. In Shiga-toxigenic E. coli, the SOS response strongly induces the production of Shiga toxins (Stx) and of the bacteriophages that encode the Stx genes. In E. coli, induction of the SOS response is accompanied by a higher mutation rate, called the mutator response, caused by a shift to error-prone DNA polymerases when DNA damage is too severe to be repaired by canonical DNA polymerases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542162/carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-barbados-driving-change-in-practice-at-the-national-level
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Corey Forde, Bryan Stierman, Pilar Ramon-Pardo, Thais Dos Santos, Nalini Singh
INTRODUCTION: Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) is of growing concern globally. The risk for transmission of antimicrobial resistant organisms across several continents to the Caribbean is a real one given its tourism industry. After a cluster of cases of CRKP were detected, several studies detailed in this report were initiated to better characterize the problem. METHODS: A hospital-wide point prevalence study and active surveillance were performed at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados in 2013 to assess the prevalence of CRKP infection/colonization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540264/analysis-of-risk-factors-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-induced-catheter-related-infection-in-patients-with-leukemia
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Lanlan Zhou, Mingjun Wang, Aping Li
BACKGROUND: Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is commonly used in nursing for patients with leukemia. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors of Catheter-related infection (CRI) in patients with leukemia and to provide some nursing strategies based on the results. METHODS: Clinical data from 140 patients with leukemia between May 2014 and July 2016 in Haiyang People's Hospital, China were retrospectively analyzed. We employed univariate analysis to explore the relationship of various factors, including leukemia types, puncture times, underlying diseases, Catheter indwelling time, hormones use, chemotherapy use, immune functions and seasons, with the incidence of CRI...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538846/-clinical-and-microbiological-study-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-internal-medicine-services-of-a-venezuelan-university-hospital
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Pedro Quijada-Martínez, Ana Flores-Carrero, Indira Labrador, María Araque
Objectives: To determine the clinical and microbiological characteristics of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTI) in patients admitted to the Internal Medicine services of the Hospital Universitario de Los Andes (HULA), Mérida, Venezuela and to establish the clonal distribution of multi-resistant Enterobacteriaceae that produce this infection. Materials and Methods: Seventy-three adult patients with bladder catheterization were studied between January and July 2015...
January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537547/increasing-proportion-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-and-emergence-of-a-mcr-1-producer-through-a-multicentric-study-among-hospital-based-and-private-laboratories-in-belgium-from-september-to-november-2015
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Te Din Huang, Pierre Bogaerts, Catherine Berhin, Martin Hoebeke, Caroline Bauraing, Youri Glupczynski
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) strains have been increasingly reported in Belgium. We aimed to determine the proportion of CPE among Enterobacteriaceae isolated from hospitalised patients and community outpatients in Belgium in 2015. For the hospitalised patients, the results were compared to a previous similar survey performed in the same hospitals in 2012. Twenty-four hospital-based and 10 private laboratories collected prospectively 200 non-duplicated Enterobacteriaceae isolates from clinical specimens...
May 11, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537028/enhanced-larvicidal-antibacterial-and-photocatalytic-efficacy-of-tio2-nanohybrids-green-synthesized-using-the-aqueous-leaf-extract-of-parthenium-hysterophorus
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Keerthika Thandapani, Manikandan Kathiravan, Elangovan Namasivayam, Indira Arulselvi Padiksan, Geetha Natesan, Manish Tiwari, Benelli Giovanni, Venkatachalam Perumal
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles are emerging as a biocompatible nanomaterial with multipurpose bioactivities. In this study, titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles were effectively synthesized using the aqueous leaf extracts of Parthenium hysterophorus prepared by microwave irradiation. TiO2 nanoparticles were fabricated by treating the P. hysterophorus leaf extracts with the TiO4 solution. Biologically active compounds such as alcohols, phenols, alkanes, and fluoroalkanes were involved in bioreduction of TiO4 into TiO2...
May 23, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535946/activity-of-minocycline-against-klebsiella-pneumoniae-carbapenemase-kpc-producing-enterobacteriaceae-clinical-isolates-with-comparison-to-doxycycline-and-tigecycline
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Alice Chen, Kenneth P Smith, Betsy A Whitfield, Paola C Zucchi, Todd M Lasco, Tiffany E Bias, James E Kirby, Elizabeth B Hirsch
We examined the in vitro activity of minocycline against 103 Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates and found approximately half had susceptible (26%) or intermediate (26%) MICs. For a subset of 35 isolates, susceptibility was highest to tigecycline (71% FDA vs. 20% EUCAST) followed by minocycline (14%) and then doxycycline (6%).
May 11, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535790/clonal-replacement-of-epidemic-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-hospital-in-china
#9
Yuying Liang, Xiuyun Yin, Lijun Zeng, Shuiping Chen
BACKGROUND: Klebsiella pneumoniae is a frequent nosocomial pathogen causing difficult-to-treat infections worldwide. The prevalence of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-KP) is increasing in China. The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular epidemiology of KPC-KP in a nosocomial outbreak. METHODS: Fifty-four KPC-KP isolates were consecutively collected between November 2013 and August 2014 during a KPC-KP outbreak in a tertiary care hospital in Beijing, China...
May 23, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535747/in-vitro-assessment-of-pediococcus-acidilactici-kp10-for-its-potential-use-in-the-food-industry
#10
Sahar Abbasiliasi, Joo Shun Tan, Fatemeh Bashokouh, Tengku Azmi Tengku Ibrahim, Shuhaimi Mustafa, Faezeh Vakhshiteh, Subhashini Sivasamboo, Arbakariya B Ariff
BACKGROUND: Selection of a microbial strain for the incorporation into food products requires in vitro and in vivo evaluations. A bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacterium (LAB), Pediococcus acidilactici Kp10, isolated from a traditional dried curd was assessed in vitro for its beneficial properties as a potential probiotic and starter culture. The inhibitory spectra of the bacterial strain against different gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, its cell surface hydrophobicity and resistance to phenol, its haemolytic, amylolytic and proteolytic activities, ability to produce acid and coagulate milk together with its enzymatic characteristics and adhesion property were all evaluated in vitro...
May 23, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535606/isolation-purification-and-characterization-of-five-active-diketopiperazine-derivatives-from-endophytic-streptomyces-suk-25-with-antimicrobial-and-cytotoxic-activities
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Muhanna M Alshaibani, Juriyati Jalil, Nik M Sidik, Siti Junaidah Ahmad, Nurkhalida Kamal, Ruangelie Edrada-Ebel, Noraziah M Zin
On our search for new sources of bioactive secondary metabolites from Streptomyces sp., the ethyl acetate extracts from the endophytic Streptomyces SUK 25 afforded five active diketopiperazines compounds. The aim of this study was to characterize the bioactive compounds isolated from endophytic Streptomyces SUK 25 and evaluate its bioactivity against multiple drug resistance (MDR) bacteria such as Enterococcus raffinosus, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacter spp...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534126/optimization-of-continuous-flow-solid-phase-denitrification-via-coupling-carriers-in-enhancing-simultaneous-removal-of-nitrogen-and-organics-for-agricultural-runoff-purification
#12
Yi Lu, Xiaoqing Zhang, Lijuan Feng, Guangfeng Yang, Zhou Zheng, Junzhi Liu, Jun Mu
Coupling of biodegradable corncob and plastic carrier was optimized in continuous-flow solid-phase denitrification systems for enhancing simultaneously removal of nitrogen and organics in agricultural runoff. In compared with preposition of plastic carriers and mixed distribution method, it was demonstrated that the preposition of corncobs simultaneously enhanced nitrate (6.64 ± 1.35 mg L(-1) day (-1)) and organics removal (6.33 ± 1.44 mg L(-1) day(-1)) at a hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 6 h...
May 22, 2017: Biodegradation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533769/celecoxib-enhances-the-efficacy-of-low-dose-antibiotic-treatment-against-polymicrobial-sepsis-in-mice-and-clinical-isolates-of-eskape-pathogens
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Madhavi Annamanedi, Gajapati Y N Varma, K Anuradha, Arunasree M Kalle
Treatment of multidrug resistant bacterial infections has been a great challenge globally. Previous studies including our study have highlighted the use of celecoxib, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug in combination with antibiotic has decreased the minimal inhibitory concentration to limit Staphylococcus aureus infection. However, the efficacy of this combinatorial treatment against various pathogenic bacteria is not determined. Therefore, we have evaluated the potential use of celecoxib in combination with low doses of antibiotic in limiting Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria in vivo in murine polymicrobial sepsis developed by cecum ligation and puncture (CLP) method and against clinically isolated human ESKAPE pathogens (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533535/tail-tubular-protein-a-a-dual-function-tail-protein-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteriophage-kp32
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Anna Pyra, Ewa Brzozowska, Krzysztof Pawlik, Andrzej Gamian, Miroslawa Dauter, Zbigniew Dauter
Tail tubular protein A (TTPA) is a structural tail protein of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteriophage KP32, and is responsible for adhering the bacteriophage to host cells. For the first time, we found that TTPA also exhibits lytic activity towards capsular exopolysaccharide (EPS) of the multiresistant clinical strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae, PCM2713, and thus should be regarded as a dual-function macromolecule that exhibits both structural and enzymatic actions. Here, we present our crystallographic and enzymatic studies of TTPA...
May 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533245/clonal-dissemination-of-oxa-232-carbapenenase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-neonates
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Dandan Yin, Dong Dong, Ke Li, Lei Zhang, Jianliang Liang, Yang Yang, Nana Wu, Yiyan Bao, Chuanqing Wang, Fupin Hu
Five OXA-232 carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae were isolated from neonates, belonging to the pandemic clone ST15, and co-produced blaCTX-M-15 and blaSHV-1 genes. All isolates were resistant to ertapenem (MIC>32μg/mL) and meropenem (4-8μg/mL), susceptible or intermediate to impenem (1-2μg/mL). The blaOXA-232 was located on a ColE-type transformable plasmid of 6,141 bp. To our best knowledge, this is the first report of OXA-232 carbapenemase among clinical isolates in China.
May 22, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533243/roles-of-ramr-and-tet-a-mutations-in-conferring-tigecycline-resistance-in-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-clinical-isolates
#16
Sheng-Kang Chiu, Li-Yueh Huang, Hsi Chen, Yu-Kuo Tsai, Ci-Hong Liou, Jung-Chung Lin, L Kristopher Siu, Feng-Yee Chang, Kuo-Ming Yeh
Tigecycline is regarded as a last-resort treatment for carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) infections, but increasing numbers of tigecycline-resistant K. pneumoniae isolates have been reported. Tigecycline resistance mechanisms are underdetermined in CRKP. This study aimed to elucidate mechanisms underlying tigecycline resistance in 16 tigecycline- and carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae (TCRKP) isolates. Mutations in tigecycline resistance determinant genes (ramR, acrR, oqxR, tet(A), tet(L), tet(X), tet(M), rpsJ) were assessed by PCR amplicon sequencing, and mutations in ramR and tet(A) exhibited high prevalences individually (81%) and in combination (63%)...
May 22, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533232/potentiation-of-antibiotic-activity-by-a-novel-cationic-peptide-potency-and-spectrum-of-activity-of-spr741
#17
David Corbett, Andrew Wise, Tara Langley, Kirsty Skinner, Emily Trimby, Stephen Birchall, Alain Dorali, Stephanie Sandiford, Jennifer Williams, Peter Warn, Martti Vaara, Troy Lister
Novel approaches to the treatment of multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections are urgently required. One approach is to potentiate the efficacy of existing antibiotics whose spectrum of activity is limited by the permeability barrier presented by the Gram-negative outer membrane. Cationic peptides derived from polymyxin B have been used to permeabilize the outer membrane, granting antibiotics that would otherwise be excluded access to their targets. We assessed the in vitro efficacy of combinations of SPR741 with conventional antibiotics against Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Acinetobacter baumannii Of 35 antibiotics tested, the MICs of eight were reduced 32- to 8,000-fold against E...
May 22, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532467/antimicrobial-consumption-costs-and-resistance-patterns-a-two-year-prospective-study-in-a-romanian-intensive-care-unit
#18
Carmen Axente, Monica Licker, Roxana Moldovan, Elena Hogea, Delia Muntean, Florin Horhat, Ovidiu Bedreag, Dorel Sandesc, Marius Papurica, Dorina Dugaesescu, Mirela Voicu, Luminita Baditoiu
BACKGROUND: Due to the vulnerable nature of its patients, the wide use of invasive devices and broad-spectrum antimicrobials used, the intensive care unit (ICU) is often called the epicentre of infections. In the present study, we quantified the burden of hospital acquired pathology in a Romanian university hospital ICU, represented by antimicrobial agents consumption, costs and local resistance patterns, in order to identify multimodal interventional strategies. METHODS: Between 1(st) January 2012 and 31(st) December 2013, a prospective study was conducted in the largest ICU of Western Romania...
May 22, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530185/effect-of-gnp-functionalisation-and-multiple-n-methylation-of-%C3%AE-amyloid-residue-32-37-on-gram-positive-bacterium
#19
Nanjundaswamy Marishetty Hemmaragala, Heidi Abrahamse, Blassan P George
In the previous report, the authors showed the gold nanoparticle (GNP) functionalised multiple N-methylated fragments of the residue (32-37) of beta (β)-amyloid protein (1-42), CGGIGLMVG and CGGGGGIGLMVG toward disruption of β-amyloid (1-42), the predominant component of senile plaques. Herein the in vitro antimicrobial activities of both normal and multiple N-methylated sequences of CGGIGLMVG and CGGGGGIGLMVG were screened and it was found that all the eight sequences including four (non-functionalised with GNP) to possess activity against both Gram-positive [Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 43300) and Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 5129)] and Gram-negative [Escherichia coli (ATCC 35218), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 700603)] bacteria...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529273/septicemic-invasive-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infection-in-a-cynomolgus-monkey-macaca-fascicularis-with-severe-diffused-suppurative-meningoencephalitis
#20
Kazufumi Kasuya, Kou Takayama, Makiko Bito, Natsumi Shimokubo, Ryosuke Kawashima, Tomoyuki Shibahara
A 2-year-old male cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis) showed neurological symptoms during quarantine for importation into Japan, and was euthanized due to poor prognosis. Gross anatomical examination revealed a hemorrhagic lesion around the lateral ventricle in the cerebrum. Histologically, severe diffused suppurative meningitis and ventriculitis were detected with numerous Gram-negative bacilli in the cerebrum. Immunohistochemically, the bacilli were positively stained with an antibody against Klebsiella pneumoniae...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
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