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Lyndsey M Hornbuckle, J Derek Kingsley, Michael R Kushnick, Robert J Moffatt, Emily M Haymes, Rebecca Miles, Tonya Toole, Lynn B Panton
This study examined the effects of a 12-month walking intervention in overweight/obese, low socioeconomic women. Forty-six women (48.2 ± 8.0 years) entered the study. Outcomes included weight, waist and hip circumferences, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, glycosylated hemoglobin, blood lipids, fibrinogen, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). Both intention-to-treat analyses in all participants and group analyses in study completers only (3K group = increased steps/day by ≥3,000; No Δ group = did not increase steps/day by ≥3,000) were conducted...
2016: Clinical Medicine Insights. Women's Health
Anca Meda Georgescu, Leonard Azamfirei, Krisztina Szalman, Edit Szekely
BACKGROUND: Over the last decades Staphylococcus aureus (SA) has become the dominant etiology of native valve infective endocarditis, with the community-acquired methicillin-sensible Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MSSA) strains being the prevailing type. CASE: We report here a case of extremely severe CA-MSSA aortic valve acute endocarditis associated with persistent Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) in a previously healthy man and include a literature review.The patient developed severe and rare complications (purpura, purulent pericarditis, intracerebral hematoma, and rhabdomyolysis) through systemic embolism; they required drainage of pericardial empyema and cerebral hematoma, the latter eventually caused a fatal outcome...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Arzu Karlı, Nurşen Belet, Keramettin Yanık, Özlem Köken, Mesut Kılıç, Meltem Ceyhan Bilgici, Gülnar Şensoy
Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of musculoskeletal infections. Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is an exotoxin produced by S. aureus and is an important virulence factor. PVL-positive S. aureus infections have been associated with soft tissue infections and necrotizing pneumonia. In this case report, the clinical course of a 13-year-old boy who was admitted with right hip pain and fever, diagnosed with a gluteal abscess and incidentally discovered multiple cavitary pulmonary lesions, and had a methicillin susceptible and PVL-producing S...
November 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Velma Rebic, Ana Budimir, Mufida Aljicevic, Sabaheta Bektas, Sabina Mahmutovic Vranic, Damir Rebic
BACKGROUND: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for a wide spectrum of nosocomial and community associated infections worldwide. The aim of this study was to analyze MRSA strains from the general population in Canton Sarajevo, B&H. METHODS: Our investigation including either phenotypic and genotypic markers such as antimicrobial resistance, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), SCC typing, and Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) detection...
July 16, 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
Mehdi Goudarzi, Maryam Fazeli, Hossein Goudarzi, Mehdi Azad, Sima Sadat Seyedjavadi
BACKGROUND: The incidence of nosocomial Staphylococcus aureus infection is increasing annually and becoming a true global challenge. The pattern of Staphylococcus aureus protein A (spa) types in different geographic regions is diverse. OBJECTIVES: This study determined the prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus and different spa types in S. aureus clinical isolates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During a six-month period, 90 S. aureus isolates were recovered from 320 clinical specimens...
July 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
Abdoul-Salam Ouedraogo, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Aimée Kissou, Soufiane Sanou, Armel Poda, Carole G Kyelem, Jérôme Solassol, Anne-Laure Bañuls, Philippe Van De Perre, Rasmata Ouédraogo, Hélène Jean-Pierre, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Sylvain Godreuil
The objectives of the present study were to investigate the rate of S.aureus nasal carriage and molecular characteristics in hospital and community settings in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. Nasal samples (n = 219) were collected from 116 healthy volunteers and 103 hospitalized patients in July and August 2014. Samples were first screened using CHROMagar Staph aureus chromogenic agar plates, and S. aureus strains were identified by mass spectrometry. Antibiotic susceptibility was tested using the disk diffusion method on Müller-Hinton agar...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
E Berla-Kerzhner, A Biber, M Parizade, D Taran, G Rahav, G Regev-Yochay, D Glikman
Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections are increasingly documented worldwide. We recently identified two major CA-MRSA clones in Israel: USA300 and t991. Here, we assessed clinical outcomes by CA-MRSA clones and the physicians' treatment approach to CA-MRSA infections. All community-onset, clinical MRSA isolates detected during 2011-2013 by Maccabi Healthcare Services were collected and characterized phenotypically and genotypically; data were collected retrospectively from electronic medical records...
September 27, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
G Ralph Corey, Francis F Arhin, Matthew A Wikler, Daniel F Sahm, Barry N Kreiswirth, José R Mediavilla, Samantha Good, Claude Fiset, Hai Jiang, Greg Moeck, Heidi Kabler, Sinikka Green, William O'Riordan
Oritavancin is a lipoglycopeptide antibiotic with bactericidal activity against Gram-positive pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The phase 3 studies SOLO I and SOLO II demonstrated comparable efficacy and safety of a single dose of oritavancin compared with 7-10 days of twice-daily vancomycin in adults with acute bacterial skin and skin-structure infections (ABSSSIs). The present analysis assessed clinical responses by pathogen at 48-72 h and at study days 14-24 in SOLO patients within the pooled data set...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
David M Bamberger
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September 16, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Alice Prince, Hui Wang, Kipyegon Kitur, Dane Parker
Staphylococcus aureus is a highly successful human pathogen that has evolved in response to human immune pressure. The common USA300 MRSA strains express a number of toxins, such as the Panton-Valentine leukocidin and LukAB that have specificity for human receptors. Using NOD (non obese diabetic)-scid IL2Rγ(null) (NSG) mice reconstituted with a human hematopoietic system we were able to discriminate the roles of these toxins in the pathogenesis of pneumonia. We demonstrate that expression of human immune cells confers increased severity of USA300 infection...
September 16, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Michael C Zourdos, Caleb D Bazyler, Edward Jo, Andy V Khamoui, Bong-Sup Park, Sang-Rok Lee, Lynn B Panton, Jeong-Su Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effects of a submaximal running warm-up on running performance in male endurance athletes (n = 16, Mage = 21 ± 2 years, MVO2max = 69.3 ± 5.1 mL/kg/min). METHOD: Endurance performance was determined by a 30-min distance trial after control and submaximal running warm-up conditions in a randomized crossover fashion. The warm-up began with 5 min of quiet sitting, followed by 6 min of submaximal running split into 2-min intervals at speeds corresponding to 45%, 55%, and 65% maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max)...
September 16, 2016: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Michael I Gabrilovich, Matthew D Huff, Susan M McMillen, Carol Quinter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
Samar S Boswihi, Edet E Udo, Noura Al-Sweih
BACKGROUND: As the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is constantly changing globally, determining the prevailing MRSA clones in a local healthcare facility is important for better management of infections. This study investigated clonal composition and distribution of MRSA isolates in Kuwait's hospitals using a combination of molecular typing methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 400 non-repeat MRSA isolates were obtained between 1992 and 2010 in 13 public hospitals and were characterized using antibiogram, SCCmec typing, spa typing, and multilocus-sequence typing...
2016: PloS One
A Senok, R Ehricht, S Monecke, R Al-Saedan, A Somily
Changes in the molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continue to be reported. This study was carried out to characterize MRSA isolates in Saudi Arabia. MRSA isolates causing nosocomial infections (n = 117) obtained from 2009-2015 at a tertiary-care facility in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, were studied. Molecular characterization of isolates was carried out using the StaphyType DNA microarray (Alere Technologies, Jena, Germany). Fourteen clonal complexes (CC) were identified, with the most common being CC80 (n = 35), CC6 (n = 15), CC5 (n = 13) and CC22 (n = 12)...
November 2016: New Microbes and New Infections
Wei-Chun Hung, Tsai-Wen Wan, Yu-Chia Kuo, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Jui-Chang Tsai, Yu-Tzu Lin, Po-Ren Hsueh, Lee-Jene Teng
Clonal complex 59 (CC59) Staphylococcus aureus in Taiwan includes both methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). As the most prominent community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA) in Taiwan, CC59 has two major clones characterized as PVL-negative SCCmec IV (carrying the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec IV but Panton-Valentine leukocidin-negative) and PVL-positive SCCmec V (5C2&5). We investigated the drug resistance, phylogeny and the distribution and sequence variation of SCCmec, staphylococcal bacteriophage φSA3, genomic island νSaβ and MES (an enterococcal mobile genetic element conferring multidrug resistance) in 195 CC59 S...
2016: PloS One
Kate Costeloe, Ursula Bowler, Peter Brocklehurst, Pollyanna Hardy, Paul Heal, Edmund Juszczak, Andy King, Nicola Panton, Fiona Stacey, Angela Whiley, Mark Wilks, Michael R Millar
BACKGROUND: Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) and late-onset sepsis remain important causes of death and morbidity in preterm babies. Probiotic administration might strengthen intestinal barrier function and provide protection; this is supported by published meta-analyses, but there is a lack of large well-designed trials. OBJECTIVE: To test the use of the probiotic Bifidobacterium breve strain BBG-001 to prevent NEC, late-onset sepsis and death in preterm babies while monitoring probiotic colonisation of participants...
August 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Amber W Kinsey, Stacy R Cappadona, Lynn B Panton, Robert C Hickner, Michael J Ormsbee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
K V Okuda, N Toepfner, A S Alabi, B Arnold, S Bélard, U Falke, L Menschner, S Monecke, A Ruppelt-Lorz, R Berner
While there is an abundance of data on the epidemiology and molecular typing of Staphylococcus aureus, especially those carrying Panton-Valentine leucocidin (PVL) genes or mecA from Western Europe, Northern America and Australia, comparably few studies target African strains. In this study, we characterised genes associated with virulence and resistance, as well the phylogenetic background of S. aureus from healthy carriers and outpatients in Gabon. In total, 103 isolates from 96 study participants were characterised...
August 23, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
J Vide, M Costa-Silva, J Sobrinho-Simões, F Ceia, A Pinto, A C Carvalho, A Sarmento, C Lisboa, F Azevedo
Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is a pore-forming toxin produced by some strains of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) that facilitates the escape from human keratinocyte endosomes, causing leukocyte destruction and tissue necrosis, regardless methicillin-sensitivity. PVL-positive SA are endemic in Africa, but rare in Europe.(3) This virulence factor is mainly community-acquired and can lead to recurrent and potentially serious skin and soft tissue infections and necrotising pneumonia in otherwise healthy young people...
August 23, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
G Kpeli, I Darko Otchere, A Lamelas, A L Buultjens, D Bulach, S L Baines, T Seemann, S Giulieri, Z Nakobu, S Y Aboagye, E Owusu-Mireku, G Pluschke, T P Stinear, D Yeboah-Manu
We have previously shown that secondary infections of Buruli ulcer wounds were frequently caused by Staphylococcus aureus. To gain understanding into possible routes of secondary infection, we characterized S. aureus isolates from patient lesions and surrounding environments across two Ghanaian health centres. One hundred and one S. aureus isolates were isolated from wounds (n = 93, 92.1%) and the hospital environment (n = 8, 7.9%) and characterized by the spa gene, mecA and the Panton-Valentine leucocidin toxin followed by spa sequencing and whole genome sequencing of a subset of 49 isolates...
September 2016: New Microbes and New Infections
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