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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503372/endosymbiont-interference-and-microbial-diversity-of-the-pacific-coast-tick-dermacentor-occidentalis-in-san-diego-county-california
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Nikos Gurfield, Saran Grewal, Lynnie S Cua, Pedro J Torres, Scott T Kelley
The Pacific coast tick, Dermacentor occidentalis Marx, is found throughout California and can harbor agents that cause human diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and rickettsiosis 364D. Previous studies have demonstrated that nonpathogenic endosymbiotic bacteria can interfere with Rickettsia co-infections in other tick species. We hypothesized that within D. occidentalis ticks, interference may exist between different nonpathogenic endosymbiotic or nonendosymbiotic bacteria and Spotted Fever group Rickettsia (SFGR)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502947/intractable-cutaneous-nontuberculous-mycobacteriosis-mycobacterium-abscessus-during-treatment-for-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#2
Dai Kishida, Mitsuto Sato, Chinatsu Kobayashi, Ken-Ichi Ueno, Tomomi Kinoshita, Minori Kodaira, Yasuhiro Shimojima, Wataru Ishii, Atsuhito Ushiki, Shu-Ichi Ikeda
Mycobacterium abscessus infection tends to occur in patients with an advanced immunocompromised status. We encountered a case of intractable cutaneous M. abscessus infection that developed in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during maintenance therapy. A 28-year-old woman developed a fever and redness of the skin on her buttocks. General antibacterial therapy was ineffective, and acid-fast bacteria were detected in the biopsy that was conducted to differentiate the dermal symptoms of SLE. The clinical findings eventually improved; however, the symptoms recurred multiple times during treatment...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497462/skin-hyperpigmentation-following-intravenous-polymyxin-b-treatment-associated-with-melanocyte-activation-and-inflammatory-process
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K P H Mattos, M L Cintra, I R Gouvêa, L Á Ferreira, P E N F Velho, P Moriel
What is known and objective Polymyxins were widely used until the 1960s; however, they fell into disfavour owing to their toxicity. The subsequent growth of infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria has led to renewed use of this class of antimicrobials in clinical practice. Acquired skin hyperpigmentation (SH) following intravenous polymyxin B treatment has been previously reported, but little is known about its pathogenesis, clinical course and treatment. To improve understanding of these issues, we conducted a prospective study of adult patients receiving intravenous polymyxin B treatment...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495526/multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection-successfully-treated-with-ceftolozane-tazobactam
#4
Nadia Castaldo, Filippo Givone, Maddalena Peghin, Elda Righi, Assunta Sartor, Matteo Bassetti
Ceftolozane/tazobactam (C/T) is a novel β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combination antibiotic approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections due to Gram-negative bacteria, particularly extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains. Here we report a case of MDR P. aeruginosa skin and soft-tissue infection successfully treated with C/T.
May 8, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493905/melioidosis-clinical-impact-and-public-health-threat-in-the-tropics
#5
REVIEW
Ramar Perumal Samy, Bradley G Stiles, Gautam Sethi, Lina H K Lim
This review briefly summarizes the geographical distribution and clinical impact of melioidosis, especially in the tropics. Burkholderia pseudomallei (a gram-negative bacterium) is the major causative agent for melioidosis, which is prevalent in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Northern Australia. Melioidosis patients are increasingly being recognized in other parts of the world. The bacteria are intrinsically resistant to many antimicrobial agents, but prolonged treatment, especially with combinations of antibiotics, may be effective...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491325/propionimicrobium-lymphophilum-and-actinotignum-schaalii-bacteraemia-a-case-report
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M Ikeda, T Kobayashi, T Suzuki, Y Wakabayashi, Y Ohama, S Maekawa, S Takahashi, Y Homma, K Tatsuno, T Sato, S Okugawa, K Moriya, H Yotsuyanagi
Propionimicrobium lymphophilum is an anaerobic Gram-positive bacillus that exists in human skin and urinary tract. The pathogenicity is, however, not well known. Only two cases of urinary tract infection have been described recently. In the case presented here, the bacterium was isolated, concomitant with Actinotignum schaalii, from blood culture of a patient with fever and difficulty of urination. The bacteria were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry and 16S rRNA sequencing...
July 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474514/in-situ-forming-and-h2o2-releasing-hydrogels-for-treatment-of-drug-resistant-bacterial-infections
#7
Yunki Lee, Kyong-Hoon Choi, Kyung Min Park, Jong-Min Lee, Bong Joo Park, Ki Dong Park
Various types of commercialized wound dressings (e.g., films, foams, gels, and nanofiber meshes) have been clinically used as a physical barrier against bacterial invasion and as wound-healing materials. Although these dressings can protect the wounded tissue from the external environment, they cannot treat the wounds that are already infected with bacteria. Herein, we report in situ H2O2-releasing hydrogels as an active wound dressing with antibacterial properties for treatment of drug-resistant bacterial infection...
May 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470871/survival-of-staphylococcus-pseudintermedius-in-modified-romanowsky-staining-solutions
#8
Angus Misan, Wei Yee Chan, Darren Trott, Peter B Hill
BACKGROUND: Stains that are used regularly for patient-side diagnosis to rapidly identify bacterial and fungal infections could become contaminated by common pathogens, such as Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, during slide immersion. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the inoculation of S. pseudintermedius into modified Romanowsky type stains (Quick Dip(®) ) results in viable bacterial contamination and whether this is influenced by the addition of organic debris (canine hair and skin)...
May 3, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470021/microbiological-etiology-and-treatment-of-complicated-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-in-diabetic-and-nondiabetic-patients-in-a-population-based-study
#9
Iiro H Jääskeläinen, Lars Hagberg, Erik Forsblom, Asko Järvinen
BACKGROUND: Diabetes is a major risk factor for skin and skin structure infection (SSSI), and the global burden of diabetics with SSSI is enormous. The more complex microbiology of diabetic foot infection (DFI) is well established, but it is not known whether microbiological etiology differs between diabetics and nondiabetics in other disease entities under the umbrella of complicated SSSI (cSSSI). METHODS: This retrospective, population-based study included patients with cSSSI, and it was conducted in 2 Nordic cities with a low prevalence of antimicrobial resistance...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466497/histopathological-comparisons-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-experimental-infected-porcine-burn-wounds
#10
Sarah B Chaney, Kasturi Ganesh, Shomita Mathew-Steiner, Paul Stromberg, Sashwati Roy, Chandan K Sen, Daniel J Wozniak
Chronic skin wounds are a significant human health concern and are often complicated by infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, particularly methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Translating the knowledge gained from extensive study of virulence mechanisms and pathogenesis of these bacterial species to new treatment modalities has been lacking in part due to a paucity of animal models able to recapitulate human disease. Our groups recently described a novel porcine chronic burn wound model for the study of bacterial infection; however, the histopathology of infection has yet to be described...
May 2, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464028/crude-oil-impairs-immune-function-and-increases-susceptibility-to-pathogenic-bacteria-in-southern-flounder
#11
Keith M Bayha, Natalie Ortell, Caitlin N Ryan, Kimberly J Griffitt, Michelle Krasnec, Johnny Sena, Thiruvarangan Ramaraj, Ryan Takeshita, Gregory D Mayer, Faye Schilkey, Robert J Griffitt
Exposure to crude oil or its individual constituents can have detrimental impacts on fish species, including impairment of the immune response. Increased observations of skin lesions in northern Gulf of Mexico fish during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill indicated the possibility of oil-induced immunocompromisation resulting in bacterial or viral infection. This study used a full factorial design of oil exposure and bacterial challenge to examine how oil exposure impairs southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) immune function and increases susceptibility to the bacteria Vibrio anguillarum, a causative agent of vibriosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463667/culture-independent-detection-of-chlorhexidine-resistance-genes-qaca-b-and-smr-in-bacterial-dna-recovered-from-body-sites-treated-with-chlorhexidine-containing-dressings
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Md Abu Choudhury, Hanna E Sidjabat, Irani U Rathnayake, Nicole Gavin, Raymond J Chan, Nicole Marsh, Shahera Banu, Flavia Huygens, David L Paterson, Claire M Rickard, David J McMillan
PURPOSE: Dressings containing chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) are increasingly used in clinical environments for prevention of infection at central venous catheter insertion sites. Increased tolerance to this biocide in staphylococci is primarily associated with the presence of qacA/B and smr genes. METHODOLOGY: We used a culture-independent method to assess the prevalence of these genes in 78 DNA specimens recovered from the skin of 43 patients at catheter insertion sites in the arm that were covered with CHG dressings...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453340/prospective-randomized-trial-comparing-the-efficacy-of-surgical-preparation-solutions-in-hand-surgery
#13
Peter Z Xu, John R Fowler, Robert J Goitz
BACKGROUND: Decontamination of the skin prior to incision is part of the standard of care for any surgical procedure. Previous studies have demonstrated variable efficacy of different surgical preparation solutions based on anatomic location. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of 3 commonly used surgical preparation solutions in eliminating bacteria from the skin prior to incision for common elective soft tissue hand procedures. METHODS: A total of 240 patients undergoing clean, elective, soft tissue hand surgery were prospectively randomized to 1 of 3 groups (ChloraPrep, DuraPrep, or Betadine)...
May 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446911/the-immune-response-against-acinetobacter-baumannii-an-emerging-pathogen-in-nosocomial-infections
#14
REVIEW
María Guadalupe García-Patiño, Rodolfo García-Contreras, Paula Licona-Limón
Acinetobacter baumannii is the etiologic agent of a wide range of nosocomial infections, including pneumonia, bacteremia, and skin infections. Over the last 45 years, an alarming increase in the antibiotic resistance of this opportunistic microorganism has been reported, a situation that hinders effective treatments. In order to develop effective therapies against A. baumannii it is crucial to understand the basis of host-bacterium interactions, especially those concerning the immune response of the host...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445380/a-formidable-foe-is-sabotaging-your-results-what-you-should-know-about-biofilms-and-wound-healing
#15
Jenny C Barker, Ibrahim Khansa, Gayle M Gordillo
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Describe biofilm pathogenesis as it relates to problem wounds. 2. Understand the preclinical and clinical evidence implicating biofilm in problem wounds. 3. Explain the diagnostic and treatment challenges that biofilms create for problem wounds. 4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of emerging strategies aimed at counteracting these processes. SUMMARY: Biofilm represents a protected mode of growth for bacteria, allowing them to evade standard diagnostic techniques and avoid eradication by standard therapies...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444231/whole-genome-sequencing-of-seven-strains-of-staphylococcus-lugdunensis-allows-identification-of-mobile-genetic-elements
#16
Xavier Argemi, Véronique Martin, Valentin Loux, Sandrine Dahyot, Jérémie Lebeurre, Aurélien Guffroy, Mickael Martin, Aurélie Velay, Daniel Keller, Philippe Riegel, Yves Hansmann, Nicodème Paul, Gilles Prévost
Coagulase negative staphylococci are normal inhabitant of the human skin flora that account for an increasing number of infections, particularly hospital-acquired infections. Staphylococcus lugdunensis has emerged as a most virulent species causing various infections with clinical characteristics close to what clinicians usually observe with Staphylococcus aureus and both bacteria share more than 70% of their genome. Virulence of S. aureus relies on a large repertoire of virulence factors, many of which are encoded on mobile genetic elements...
May 1, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443279/analogs-of-the-frog-skin-antimicrobial-peptide-temporin-1tb-exhibit-a-wider-spectrum-of-activity-and-a-stronger-antibiofilm-potential-as-compared-to-the-parental-peptide
#17
Lucia Grassi, Giuseppantonio Maisetta, Giuseppe Maccari, Semih Esin, Giovanna Batoni
The frog skin-derived peptide Temporin 1Tb (TB) has gained increasing attention as novel antimicrobial agent for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant and/or biofilm-mediated infections. Nevertheless, such a peptide possesses a preferential spectrum of action against Gram-positive bacteria. In order to improve the therapeutic potential of TB, the present study evaluated the antibacterial and antibiofilm activities of two TB analogs against medically relevant bacterial species. Of the two analogs, TB_KKG6A has been previously described in the literature, while TB_L1FK is a new analog designed by us through statistical-based computational strategies...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439299/substance-p-enhances-lactic-acid-and-tyramine-production-in-enterococcus-faecalis-v583-and-promotes-its-cytotoxic-effect-on-intestinal-caco-2-tc7-cells
#18
Kelly Biaggini, Valérie Borrel, Sabine Szunerits, Rabah Boukherroub, Awa N'Diaye, Arthur Zébré, Maryse Bonnin-Jusserand, Guillaume Duflos, Marc Feuilloley, Djamel Drider, Pierre Déchelotte, Nathalie Connil
BACKGROUND: Enterococcus faecalis, generally considered as a saprophytic bowel commensal, has recently emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen causing severe urinary tract infections, surgical wound infections, bacteremia, and bacterial endocarditis. This bacterium is capable of forming biofilms on various surfaces and its high level of antibiotic resistance contributes to its pathogenicity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect on E. faecalis, of Substance P (SP), an antimicrobial peptide that is produced in the gut and skin...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438975/galectin-3-is-a-target-for-proteases-involved-in-the-virulence-of-staphylococcus-aureus
#19
Jonas Elmwall, Jakub Kwiecinski, Manli Na, Abukar Ahmed Ali, Veronica Osla, Lindsey Shaw, Wanzhong Wang, Karin Sävman, Elisabet Josefsson, Johan Bylund, Tao Jin, Amanda Welin, Anna Karlsson
Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of skin and soft-tissue infection. The bacterium expresses four major proteases emerging as virulence factors; aureolysin (Aur), V8 protease (SspA), staphopain A (ScpA), and staphopain B (SspB). We hypothesized that human galectin-3, a β-galactoside-binding lectin involved in immune regulation and antimicrobial defense, is a target for these proteases, and that proteolysis of galectin-3 is a novel immune evasion mechanism. Indeed, supernatants from laboratory strains and clinical isolates of S...
April 24, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438946/potassium-iodide-potentiates-antimicrobial-photodynamic-inactivation-mediated-by-rose-bengal-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
#20
Xiang Wen, Xiaoshen Zhang, Grzegorz Szewczyk, Ahmed El-Hussein, Ying-Ying Huang, Tadeusz Sarna, Michael R Hamblin
Rose Bengal (RB) is a halogenated xanthene dye that has been used to mediate antimicrobial photodynamic inactivation for several years. While highly active against Gram-positive bacteria, RB is largely inactive in killing Gram-negative bacteria. We have discovered that addition of the non-toxic salt potassium iodide (100mM) potentiates green light (540nm)-mediated killing by up to six extra logs with Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Gram-positive methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and fungal yeast Candida albicans...
April 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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