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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225903/sphygmomanometers-and-thermometers-as-potential-fomites-of-staphylococcus-haemolyticus-biofilm-formation-in-the-presence-of-antibiotics
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Bruna Pinto Ribeiro Sued, Paula Marcele Afonso Pereira, Yuri Vieira Faria, Juliana Nunes Ramos, Vanessa Batista Binatti, Kátia Regina Netto Dos Santos, Sérgio Henrique Seabra, Raphael Hirata, Verônica Viana Vieira, Ana Luíza Mattos-Guaraldi, José Augusto Adler Pereira
BACKGROUND: The association between Staphylococcus haemolyticus and severe nosocomial infections is increasing. However, the extent to which fomites contribute to the dissemination of this pathogen through patients and hospital wards remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: In the present study, sphygmomanometers and thermometers were evaluated as potential fomites of oxacillin-resistant S. haemolyticus (ORSH). The influence of oxacillin and vancomycin on biofilm formation by ORSH strains isolated from fomites was also investigated...
March 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225897/sphygmomanometers-and-thermometers-as-potential-fomites-of-staphylococcus-haemolyticus-biofilm-formation-in-the-presence-of-antibiotics
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Bruna Pinto Ribeiro Sued, Paula Marcele Afonso Pereira, Yuri Vieira Faria, Juliana Nunes Ramos, Vanessa Batista Binatti, Kátia Regina Netto Dos Santos, Sérgio Henrique Seabra, Raphael Hirata, Verônica Viana Vieira, Ana Luíza Mattos-Guaraldi, José Augusto Adler Pereira
BACKGROUND: The association between Staphylococcus haemolyticus and severe nosocomial infections is increasing. However, the extent to which fomites contribute to the dissemination of this pathogen through patients and hospital wards remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: In the present study, sphygmomanometers and thermometers were evaluated as potential fomites of oxacillin-resistant S. haemolyticus (ORSH). The influence of oxacillin and vancomycin on biofilm formation by ORSH strains isolated from fomites was also investigated...
February 16, 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225264/fatty-acid-comprising-lysine-conjugates-anti-mrsa-agents-that-display-in-vivo-efficacy-by-disrupting-biofilms-with-no-resistance-development
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Mohini Mohan Konai, Jayanta Haldar
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have developed resistance to antibiotics of last resort such as vancomycin, linezolid and daptomycin. Additionally, their biofilm forming capability has set an alarming situation in the treatment of bacterial infections. Herein we report the potency of fatty acid comprising lysine conjugates as novel anti-MRSA agents, which were not only capable of killing growing planktonic MRSA at low concentration (MIC = 3.1-6.3 µg/mL), but also displayed potent activity against non-dividing stationary phase cells...
February 22, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221837/environmental-occurrence-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-profile-of-listeria-monocytogenes-at-a-slaughterhouse-raw-processing-plant-in-romania
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Claudia Sala, Adriana Morar, Emil Tîrziu, Ileana Nichita, Mirela Imre, Kálmán Imre
This survey was conducted to investigate the occurrence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Listeria monocytogenes isolates in the environment of a pig slaughterhouse raw processing plant complex in western Romania. A total of 97 environmental samples from food contact (n = 60) and nonfood contact (n = 37) surfaces were examined with standard methods. The susceptibility of the isolates to 17 antimicrobial agents was determined with the VITEK 2 automated system. Overall, 25 (25.8%) samples were positive for L...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217763/impact-of-tigecycline-versus-other-antibiotics-on-the-fecal-metabolome-and-on-colonization-resistance-to-clostridium-difficile-in-mice
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Robin L P Jump, David Kraft, Kelly Hurless, Alex Polinkovsky, Curtis J Donskey
BACKGROUND: The glycylcycline antibiotic tigecycline may have a relatively low propensity to promote Clostridium difficile infection in part because it causes less disruption of the indigenous intestinal microbiota than other broad-spectrum antibiotics. We used a mouse model to compare the effects of tigecycline versus other commonly used antibiotics on colonization resistance to C. difficile and on the metabolic functions of the intestinal microbiota. METHODS: To assess in vivo colonization resistance to C...
January 18, 2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207431/successful-medical-management-of-presumptive-pythium-insidiosum-keratitis
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Muralidhar Ramappa, Ritu Nagpal, Savitri Sharma, Sunita Chaurasia
PURPOSE: To describe the previously unreported successful treatment of presumptive Pythium keratitis (PK) with medical therapy alone. METHODS: A 42-year-old female homemaker presented to us with a 15-day history of pain and redness in the right eye after a trivial injury. Her vision was 20/80 at presentation. Slit-lamp biomicroscopy revealed a central, dense and dry-looking, grayish-white infiltrate reaching mid stroma. The infiltrate had feathery margins and was surrounded by multiple tentacle-like lesions and peripherally expanding pinhead-sized subepithelial lesions...
February 15, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203096/burden-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia-among-hospitalized-patients-in-lebanon-and-saudi-arabia
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Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Adel F Alothman, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Seema Haider, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to describe the real-world treatment patterns and burden of suspected or confirmed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) pneumonia in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study evaluated 2011-2012 data from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of MRSA pneumonia, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197902/neuropsychiatric-effects-of-antimicrobial-agents
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REVIEW
Nicholas Zareifopoulos, George Panayiotakopoulos
Antimicrobial drugs used in clinical practice are selected on the basis of their selective toxicity against bacterial cells. However, all exhibit multiple offsite interactions with eukaryotic cell structures, resulting in adverse reactions during antimicrobial pharmacotherapy. A multitude of these side effects involve the nervous system as antimicrobials at clinically relevant concentrations seem to interact with many of the same molecules usually implicated in the action of psychotropic drugs. The importance of such events cannot be overstated, as the misdiagnosis of an adverse drug reaction as a symptom of a primary psychiatric or neurological disorder entails great suffering for the patient affected as well as significant costs for the healthcare system...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197728/linezolid-resistant-enterococci-in-polish-hospitals-species-clonality-and-determinants-of-linezolid-resistance
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I Gawryszewska, D Żabicka, W Hryniewicz, E Sadowy
The significant increase of the linezolid-resistant enterococci (LRE) has been observed in Polish hospitals since 2012 and our study aimed at elucidating the possible reasons for this phenomenon. Polish LRE isolates were analysed by multilocus-sequence typing (MLST) and multiple locus variable-number tandem repeat (VNTR) analysis (MLVA), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) to establish clonal relatedness and mechanism of linezolid resistance, respectively...
February 14, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193240/substitution-of-ethambutol-with-linezolid-during-the-intensive-phase-of-treatment-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-multicenter-randomized-open-label-phase-ii-trial
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Ji Yeon Lee, Deog Kyeom Kim, Jung-Kyu Lee, Ho Il Yoon, Ina Jeong, Eunyoung Heo, Young Sik Park, Jae Ho Lee, Sung Soo Park, Sang-Min Lee, Chang-Hoon Lee, Jinwoo Lee, Sun Mi Choi, Jong Sun Park, Joon-Sung Joh, Young-Jae Cho, Yeon Joo Lee, Se Joong Kim, Young Ran Hwang, Hyeonjeong Kim, Jongeun Ki, Hyungsook Choi, Jiyeon Han, Heejung Ahn, Seokyung Hahn, Jae-Joon Yim
BACKGROUND: Linezolid, an oxazolidinone, substantially improves treatment outcomes of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. We started a trial to test whether the use of linezolid instead of ethambutol could increase the rate of sputum culture conversion as of 8 weeks of treatment in patients with drug-susceptible tuberculosis. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a phase II, multicenter, randomized study with three arms. We are enrolling patients with pulmonary tuberculosis without rifampicin resistance screened by the Xpert MTB/RIF® assay...
February 13, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192070/predicting-effects-of-antibiotic-combinations-using-mics-determined-at-pharmacokinetically-derived-concentration-ratios-in-vitro-model-studies-with-linezolid-and-rifampicin-exposed-staphylococcus-aureus
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Maria V Golikova, Elena N Strukova, Yury A Portnoy, Svetlana A Dovzhenko, Mikhail B Kobrin, Stephen H Zinner, Alexander A Firsov
To predict the effects of combined use of antibiotics on their pharmacodynamics, the susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus to linezolid-rifampicin combinations was tested at concentration ratios equal to the ratios of 24-area under the concentration-time curve (AUC24) simulated in an in vitro dynamic model. The linezolid MICs in combination with rifampicin decreased 8- to 67-fold. The rifampicin MICs were similar with or without linezolid. The enhanced activity of linezolid combined with rifampicin increased the AUC24/MIC ratios and provided more pronounced antibacterial effects compared with single treatments...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188831/lipoteichoic-acid-synthesis-inhibition-in-combination-with-antibiotics-abrogates-growth-of-multidrug-resistant-enterococcus-faecium
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Fernanda L Paganelli, Tim van de Kamer, Ellen C Brouwer, Helen L Leavis, Neil Woodford, Marc J M Bonten, Rob J L Willems, Antoni P A Hendrickx
Enterococcus faecium is a multidrug-resistant (MDR) nosocomial pathogen causing significant morbidity in debilitated patients. New antimicrobials are needed to treat antibiotic-resistant E. faecium infections in hospitalised patients. E. faecium incorporates lipoteichoic acid (LTA) (1,3-polyglycerol-phosphate linked to glycolipid) in its cell wall. The small-molecule inhibitor 1771 [2-oxo-2-(5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-ylamino)ethyl 2-naphtho[2,1-b]furan-1-ylacetate] specifically blocks the activity of Staphylococcus aureus LtaS synthase, which polymerises 1,3-glycerolphosphate into LTA polymers...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188830/in-vitro-activity-of-clarithromycin-in-combination-with-other-antimicrobial-agents-against-mycobacterium-abscessus-and-mycobacterium-massiliense
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Zhijian Zhang, Jie Lu, Min Liu, Yufeng Wang, Yanlin Zhao, Yu Pang
Macrolides, especially clarithromycin (CLA), remain the cornerstone of therapy for Mycobacterium abscessus complex infections. The purpose of this study was to gather results from in vitro drug susceptibility testing of M. abscessus and Mycobacterium massiliense for the combination of CLA with various other agents, including linezolid (LZD), moxifloxacin (MOX), amikacin (AMK) and tigecycline (TGC). A total of 40 M. abscessus complex isolates were studied, comprising 20 M. abscessus and 20 M. massiliense strains...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186644/population-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-linezolid-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-hospitalized-patients
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Yasuhiro Tsuji, Nicholas H G Holford, Hidefumi Kasai, Chika Ogami, Young-A Heo, Yoshitsugu Higashi, Akiko Mizoguchi, Hideto To, Yoshihiro Yamamoto
AIMS: Thrombocytopenia is among the most important adverse effects of linezolid treatment. Linezolid-induced thrombocytopenia incidence varies considerably but has been associated with impaired renal function. We investigated the pharmacodynamic mechanism (myelosuppression or enhanced platelet destruction) and the role of impaired renal function in the development of thrombocytopenia. METHODS: The pharmacokinetics of linezolid were described with a two-compartment distribution model with first-order absorption and elimination...
February 10, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182844/characterization-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-from-lactobacillus-isolated-from-traditional-dairy-products
#15
Huiling Guo, Lin Pan, Lina Li, Jie Lu, Laiyu Kwok, Bilige Menghe, Heping Zhang, Wenyi Zhang
Lactobacilli are widely used as starter cultures or probiotics in yoghurt, cheese, beer, wine, pickles, preserved food, and silage. They are generally recognized as safe (GRAS). However, recent studies have shown that some lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains carry antibiotic resistance genes and are resistant to antibiotics. Some of them may even transfer their intrinsic antibiotic resistance genes to other LAB or pathogens via horizontal gene transfer, thus threatening human health. A total of 33 Lactobacillus strains was isolated from fermented milk collected from different areas of China...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181665/multidrug-resistant-bacteria-among-patients-with-ventilatorassociated-pneumonia-in-an-emergency-intensive-care-unit-egypt
#16
Magda M Azzab, Rehab H El-Sokkary, Mohamed M Tawfeek, Manar G Gebriel
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common hospital-acquired infection among mechanically ventilated patients. Our objectives were to determine the incidence of VAP, isolate multidrug-resistant bacteria, identify the most prevalent resistant strains and identify their antibiotic susceptibility pattern. The VAP rate was calculated. The isolated microbes were identified and tested for antibiotic susceptibilities. The minimum inhibitory concentrations were determined of imipenem, meropenem and ertapenem for Klebsiella isolates...
February 1, 2017: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177035/synthesis-of-8-azaprotosappanin-a-derivatives-via-intramolecular-palladium-catalyzed-ortho-c-h-activation-c-c-cyclization-and-their-antibacterial-activity
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Xuan Zhou, Wanyong Fu, Hongshuo Jiang, Chenglong Wang, Chao Ju, Wenyi Chu, Zhizhong Sun
A novel synthetic protocol for the construction of eight-membered heterocycles by intramolecular palladium-catalyzed ortho C-H activation/C-C cyclization was proposed. With protosappanin A as the lead compound, 25 derivatives of 8-azaprotosappanin A were prepared in good yields by this protocol. Besides, a plausible reaction mechanism of the intramolecular cyclization was proposed. This strategy could be widely used in the synthesis of some natural products and drugs with large heterocycles due to the fast reaction rate and the mild conditions...
February 8, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173648/-antibiotic-resistance-analysis-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolates-from-the-hospitalized-children-in-shanxi-children-s-hospital-from-2012-to-2014
#18
L L Ge, Z Y Han, A H Liu, L Zhu, J H Meng
Objective: To investigate the antibiotic resistance status of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from hospitalized children in Shanxi Children's Hospital. Method: E-test and Kirby-Bauer methods were applied to determine drug sensitivity of the isolates collected from the body fluid specimens of hospitalized children in Shanxi Children's Hospital from January 2012 to December 2014. The antimicrobial sensitivity and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of Streptococcus pneumoniae to the conventional antibiotics were analyzed, in order to compare the annual trends of non-invasive isolates, while the differentiation of sensitivity from specimens...
February 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167857/high-frequency-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-in-children-an-alarming-concern
#19
F Sabouni, Z Movahedi, S Mahmoudi, B Pourakbari, S Keshavarz Valian, S Mamishi
INTRODUCTION: Enterococcus spp. is considered as important etiological agents of nosocomial infections. However, a little is known about the epidemiology of vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VREF). The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of VREF and detecting of two prevalent resistance genes (vanA, vanB) at Children Medical Center Hospital, an Iranian referral pediatric Hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: During January 2013 to December 2013, 180 E...
December 2016: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167545/single-and-multiple-dose-study-to-determine-the-safety-tolerability-pharmacokinetics-and-food-effect-of-oral-mrx-i-versus-linezolid-in-healthy-adult-subjects
#20
Paul B Eckburg, Yigong Ge, Barry Hafkin
A multipart Phase 1 study was conducted to determine the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, and food effect of the novel oral oxazolidinone, MRX-I, in healthy adults, as well as the tolerability of longer-term exposure of both oral MRX-I and linezolid.Thirty subjects in Part 1 received single ascending doses of MRX-I or placebo under fasting or fed condition in a double-blind crossover design. Twelve subjects in Part 2, received MRX-I 800 mg q12h for 14 days in double-blind, placebo-controlled design. In Part 3, 24 subjects were randomized to receive 28 days of MRX-I 800 mg q12h or oral linezolid 600 mg q12h for 28 days in a double-blind, double-dummy design...
February 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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