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Chia-Ying Liu, Chih-Cheng Lai, Hsiu-Tzy Chiang, Min-Chi Lu, Ling-Fang Wang, Tsai-Ling Tsai, Mei-Yu Kang, Yi-Ni Jan, Yi-Ting Lo, Wen-Chien Ko, Shu-Hui Tseng, Chun-Ming Lee, Po-Ren Hsueh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This study investigated the distribution and persistence of multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPA), and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDRAB) in six long-term care facilities (LTCFs). METHODS: We investigated the distribution of MDROs in residents of six LTCFs and their environments from January to December 2016 (intervention period)...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
David D Walker, Michael Z David, Dominic Catalano, Robert Daum, Michael B Gluth
Objective Despite the rising incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) otologic infections, choice of treatment remains controversial. Only fluoroquinolone-containing ototopical preparations are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for middle ear application. Furthermore, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation guidelines advocate ototopical monotherapy for both tympanostomy tube otorrhea and acute otitis externa. Unfortunately, MRSA may be ciprofloxacin resistant...
March 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
A R Fernandes, D Mortimer, M Holmes, M Rose, L Zhihua, X Huang, F Smith, S Panton, L Marshall
The occurrence of a range of regulated and emerging organic environmental contaminants was investigated in 182 samples of edible marine fish sampled mainly from UK marine regions, but extending northerly to the coast of Norway and south to the Algarve. These species (sprats, mackerel, turbot, halibut, herring, grey mullet, sea bass, grey mullet, sardines, etc.) are among those considered to be at the highest risk of contamination with regulated contaminants such as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs, dioxins), and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), but the occurrence of polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDEs) and polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) was also investigated...
March 6, 2018: Environment International
Suixia Li, Panpan Wang, Jialin Zhao, Luhong Zhou, Pengfei Zhang, Chengyu Fu, Jianghong Meng, Xin Wang
The aim of this study was to investigate the toxin gene profile and antimicrobial resistance of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from raw chicken in the People's Republic of China. In total, 289 S. aureus isolates were characterized by antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and genes encoding enterotoxins, exfoliative toxins, Panton-Valentine leukocidin, and toxic shock syndrome toxin were revealed by PCR. Overall, 46.0% of the isolates were positive for one or more toxin genes. A high proportion of toxin genes were pvl (26...
April 2018: Journal of Food Protection
Olugbenga Akinkugbe, Charles Stewart, Caoimhe McKenna
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the presenting features of bone and joint infections with a view to identify distinguishing trends that will be useful for pediatric emergency departments. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patient records over a 12-year period in the pediatric emergency department of a large regional pediatric teaching center serving a diverse population. RESULTS: There were 88 cases of osteoarticular infections during the study period...
March 5, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Katarzyna Garbacz, Lidia Piechowicz, Magdalena Podkowik, Aneta Mroczkowska, Joanna Empel, Jacek Bania
Background: The aim of this study was to assess the relatedness of molecular types of Staphylococcus aureus isolates colonizing cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with their antimicrobial resistance and prevalence of toxin genes. Methods: A total of 215 isolates from the airways of 107 patients with CF were tested for spa and SCC mec type, antimicrobial resistance and carriage of toxin genes. Results: t015, t084, t091, t700 and t002 were the largest group (approximately 25%) among all 69 identified spa types...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
Ulrik Haagen Panton, Malene Bagger, Simón Barquera
OBJECTIVES: To explore the future implications of diabetes for urban centres, we projected the prevalence and cost of diabetes from 2015 to 2040 in three very different North American cities: Houston, Mexico City and Vancouver. STUDY DESIGN: We use a simple demographic transition model using existing sources to project future prevalence and financial burden of diabetes. METHODS: Based on data from each individual city, projections of the diabetes prevalence and financial burden were created through a three-stage transition model where the likelihood of moving across stages is based on incidence rates for age and gender groups...
February 21, 2018: Public Health
Zhao Peng, Miyu Takeshita, Nao Shibata, Hideaki Tada, Yoshikazu Tanaka, Jun Kaneko
Staphylococcus aureus bi-component pore-forming toxins consist of S- and F-components, and form hetero-octameric beta-barrel pores on target blood cell membranes. Among them, γ-hemolysin (Hlg2 and LukF) and LukED (LukE and LukD) possess hemolytic activity, whereas the Panton -Valentine leukocidin (LukS-PV and LukF-PV) does not lyse human erythrocytes.Here, we focused on four loop structures in the rim domain of S-component, namely loops -1, -2, -3, and -4, and found that replacement of loop-4 in both Hlg2 and LukE with that of LukS-PV abolished their hemolytic activity...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Biochemistry
Shunsuke Takadama, Hidemasa Nakaminami, Asami Sato, Manami Shoshi, Takeshi Fujii, Norihisa Noguchi
OBJECTIVE: Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) gene (lukS/F-PV)-positive community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), particularly the USA300 clone, is a health concern worldwide. Recently, CA-MRSA clones have been found to spread and persist in hospital settings. In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence and molecular epidemiological features of lukS/F-PV-positive MRSA in Japanese hospitals. METHODS: A total of 3,433 MRSA isolated from nine hospitals in 2011-2015 were used...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Anne Filleron, Sarah Beauregard-Birba, Thibault Mura, Fabien Aujoulat, Anne Laure Michon, Michel Rodière, Tu Anh Tran, Eric Jeziorski, Hélène Marchandin
BACKGROUND: In children, surveys on Staphylococcus aureus have focused on specific infections, situations or strains but no study has so far given an overview on S. aureus isolation without any selection. Here, we describe the overall bacteriological and clinical characteristics of S. aureus isolation in children, with a special focus on isolates harbouring tst, sea, and/or luk-PV genes, respectively, encoding the three clinically relevant toxins: toxic shock syndrome toxin-1, enterotoxin A and Panton-Valentine leukocidin...
February 13, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
XuanLi Liu, Pauline Heitz, Michel Roux, Daniel Keller, Tristan Bourcier, Arnaud Sauer, Gilles Prévost, David Gaucher
Experimental models have established Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) as a potential critical virulence factor during Staphylococcus aureus endophthalmitis. In the present study, we aimed to identify retinal cell targets for PVL and to analyze early retinal changes during infection. After the intravitreous injection of PVL, adult rabbits were euthanized at different time points (30 min, 1, 2, 4 and 8 h). PVL location in the retina, expression of its binding receptor C5a receptor (C5aR), and changes in Müller and microglial cells were analyzed using immunohistochemistry, Western blotting and RT-qPCR...
February 13, 2018: Scientific Reports
Bryan Cleal, Ulrik Haagen Panton, Ingrid Willaing, Richard Holt
AIMS: People with diabetes have heightened levels of depressive symptoms, but less is known about the development of these symptoms in relation to diabetes duration. In this study, we examined the use of prescribed antidepressants in the first five years after diagnosis of diabetes among the working-age population in Denmark. METHODS: All Danish adults aged 18-54 years, diagnosed with diabetes in the study period were included. Diabetes status and purchase of prescription antidepressants were obtained from validated population registers...
February 3, 2018: Primary Care Diabetes
Jun Tanaka, Fumihiro Hirayama, Sayuri Yanase, Shusei Uno, Takashi Nakae, Akihito Kamizono, Hideaki Hanaki
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infects healthy individuals, although the precise cause remains unclear. CA-MRSA produces Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), which often causes severe invasive infection; however, antitoxin drugs against PVL are limited. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) possesses antitoxin activity, but unfortunately, the optimal dose is unknown. Here, we measured the PVL neutralizing antibody titer in the plasma of Japanese individuals and sera of American donors...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
S Johler, G Macori, A Bellio, P L Acutis, S Gallina, L Decastelli
Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of food-borne intoxications. Several staphylococcal food poisoning outbreaks have been linked to consumption of raw milk cheeses and artisanal cheese production. However, information on Staph. aureus isolated from artisanal raw milk cheeses and small-scale dairy production environments is very limited. Therefore, we aimed to characterize Staph. aureus isolated along the artisanal raw milk production chain by determining (1) the population structure, and (2) the presence/absence of enterotoxin genes, mecA/C, and pvl...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
O Neely M Panton
This is the Presidential Address at the 104th Annual Meeting of the North Pacific Surgical Association held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, November 10-11, 2017.
January 25, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
Silke Niemann, Anne Bertling, Martin F Brodde, Anke C Fender, Hélène Van de Vyver, Muzaffar Hussain, Dirk Holzinger, Dirk Reinhardt, Georg Peters, Christine Heilmann, Bettina Löffler, Beate E Kehrel
Globalization and migration promote the spread of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-positive Staphylococcus aureus strains. The toxin PVL is linked to the development of thrombosis in association with osteomyelitis. The mechanisms by which PVL drives thrombosis development are however still unknown. We demonstrate that PVL-damaged neutrophils activate platelets via neutrophil secretion products, such as α-defensins and the myeloperoxidase product HOCl, as well as the formation of HOCl-modified proteins. Neutrophil damage by PVL is blocked by anti-PVL-antibodies, explaining why especially young osteomyelitis patients with a low antibody titre against PVL suffer from thrombotic complications...
February 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
A L Artese, E Simonavice, T A Madzima, J-S Kim, B H Arjmandi, J Z Ilich, L B Panton
While prognosis for breast cancer in women has improved, adverse side effects of treatments may negatively affect body composition and bone mineral density (BMD). This study assessed body composition and BMD changes in breast cancer survivors (BCS) (n = 10, 57.9 ± 5.7 years) and age-matched women (non-cancer, n = 10, 56.5 ± 4.3 years) over a 12- to 15-month period via dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. No differences were observed between groups at baseline except forearm BMD values were lower in BCS (BCS: 0...
January 24, 2018: European Journal of Cancer Care
Giorgia Montrucchio, Gabriele Sales, Rosario Urbino, Silvia Corcione, Rossana Cavallo, Luca Brazzi
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January 17, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Carla Tomatis, María R Baroni, María A Mendosa, Alicia Nagel, Analia Mollerach, Claudia Alvarez, Maria Laura Zurbriggen, Sabrina Cristobal, Glenda Segovia, Emilce de Los A Méndez
Staphylococcus aureus is a pathogen associated a different kind of infection. Molecular markers are useful tools to study microbial epidemiology. Twenty two methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and 23 methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) were studied by mecA gene, SCCmec cassette, Panton Valentine leucocidin (PVL) and spa polymorphism. The clinical data patients were analyzed. MSSA was prevalent in samples different from skin and soft tissue (SST) and in hospitalized patients, whereas MRSA in SST. SCCmec type IV was predominant, followed by type I...
January 11, 2018: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
Richard J O'Callaghan
Staphylococcus aureus is a major pathogen of the eye able to infect the tear duct, eyelid, conjunctiva, cornea, anterior and posterior chambers, and the vitreous chamber. Of these infections, those involving the cornea (keratitis) or the inner chambers of the eye (endophthalmitis) are the most threatening because of their potential to cause a loss in visual acuity or even blindness. Each of these ocular sites is protected by the constitutive expression of a variety of antimicrobial factors and these defenses are augmented by a protective host response to the organism...
January 10, 2018: Pathogens
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