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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807228/antibacterial-steroidal-alkaloids-from-holarrhena-antidysenteriaca
#1
Li-Na Zhou, Xiao-Lei Ge, Ting-Ting Dong, Hui-Yuan Gao, Bo-Hang Sun
Two new steroidal alkaloids, isoconkuressine and N-formylconessimine, together with 6 known steroidal alkaloids including conkuressine, conessine, isoconessimine, conimine, conarrhimine, and funtudienine, were isolated from the seeds of Holarrhena antidysenteriaca Wall.ex A.DC. Their intrinsic antibacterial activities and synergistic effects with penicillin and vancomycin were analyzed in methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Two of the steroidal alkaloids including one new compound (N-formylconessimine) showed potential antibacterial activity and possessed synergistic effects with penicillin and vancomycin, respectively...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803587/the-rise-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-now-the-dominant-cause-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection-in-central-australia
#2
E Macmorran, S Harch, E Athan, S Lane, S Tong, L Crawford, S Krishnaswamy, S Hewagama
This study aimed to examine the epidemiology and treatment outcomes of community-onset purulent staphylococcal skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in Central Australia. We performed a prospective observational study of patients hospitalised with community-onset purulent staphylococcal SSTI (n = 160). Indigenous patients accounted for 78% of cases. Patients were predominantly young adults; however, there were high rates of co-morbid disease. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) was the dominant phenotype, accounting for 60% of cases...
August 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800088/upregulation-and-identification-of-antibiotic-activity-of-a-marine-derived-streptomyces-sp-via-co-cultures-with-human-pathogens
#3
Anne A Sung, Samantha M Gromek, Marcy J Balunas
Marine natural product drug discovery has begun to play an important role in the treatment of disease, with several recently approved drugs. In addition, numerous microbial natural products have been discovered from members of the order Actinomycetales, particularly in the genus Streptomyces, due to their metabolic diversity for production of biologically active secondary metabolites. However, many secondary metabolites cannot be produced under laboratory conditions because growth conditions in flask culture differ from conditions in the natural environment...
August 11, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793964/in-vitro-activities-of-tedizolid-and-comparator-antimicrobial-agents-against-clinical-isolates-of-staphylococcus-aureus-collected-in-12-countries-from-2014-to-2016
#4
James A Karlowsky, Meredith A Hackel, Samuel K Bouchillon, Jeff Alder, Daniel F Sahm
Clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus (n=3929) collected by 54 medical center laboratories in 12 countries in 2014-2016 were tested for in vitro susceptibility to tedizolid, linezolid, and 11 comparators using Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) broth microdilution methodology with minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) interpreted by CLSI M100-S26 (2016) criteria. All isolates of S. aureus tested were susceptible to both tedizolid (MIC, ≤0.5μg/mL) and linezolid (MIC, ≤4μg/mL). The concentration of tedizolid that inhibited 90% of isolates (MIC90) was 0...
July 8, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782713/in-vitro-activity-of-alpha-viniferin-isolated-from-the-roots-of-carex-humilis-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#5
Hoonhee Seo, Mijung Kim, Sukyung Kim, Hafij Al Mahmud, Md Imtiazul Islam, Kung-Woo Nam, Myoung-Lae Cho, Hyun-Sook Kwon, Ho-Yeon Song
This study explores the antitubercular activity of α-viniferin, a bioactive phytochemical compound obtained from Carex humilis. α-Viniferin was active against both drug-susceptible and -resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at MIC50s of 4.6 μM in culture broth medium and MIC50s of 2.3-4.6 μM inside macrophages and pneumocytes. In combination with streptomycin and ethambutol, α-viniferin exhibited an additive effect and partial synergy, respectively, against M. tuberculosis H37Rv. α-Viniferin also did not show cytotoxicity in any of the cell lines tested up to a concentration of 147 μM, which gives this compound a selectivity index of >32...
August 4, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782565/genomic-epidemiology-of-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-across-colonisation-and-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection
#6
Alex Grinberg, Patrick J Biggs, Ji Zhang, Stephen Ritchie, Zachary Oneroa, Charlotte O'Neil, Ali Karkaba, Niluka S Velathanthiri, Geoffrey W Coombs
OBJECTIVES: Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection (Sa-SSTI) places a significant burden on healthcare systems. New Zealand has a high incidence of Sa-SSTI, and here most morbidity is caused by a polyclonal methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) population. However, MSSA also colonise asymptomatically the cornified epithelia of approximately 20% of the population, and their divide between commensalism and pathogenicity is poorly understood. We aimed to see whether MSSA is genetically differentiated across asymptomatic colonisation and SSTI; and given the close interactions between people and pets, whether strains isolated from pets differ from human strains...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780999/nasal-vestibulitis-etiology-risk-factors-and-clinical-characteristics-a-retrospective-study-of-118-cases
#7
Noga Lipschitz, Arkadi Yakirevitch, Doron Sagiv, Lela Migirov, Yoav P Talmi, Michael Wolf, Eran E Alon
BACKGROUND: Nasal vestibulitis (NV) is a common infection; however, scant data is available in the literature as it pertains to NV. We aim to describe the clinical characteristics of NV in respect to its potential complications. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 118 NV cases admitted to a tertiary medical center between 2008 and 2015. RESULTS: Identified risk factors for NV included nasal hair plucking (n=15, 14.41%), nose blowing (n=10, 9...
June 30, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771160/staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-wastewater-treatment-plants-in-tunisia-occurrence-of-human-and-animal-associated-lineages
#8
Meriam Ben Said, Mohamed Salah Abbassi, Paula Gómez, Laura Ruiz-Ripa, Senda Sghaier, Chourouk Ibrahim, Carmen Torres, Abdennaceur Hassen
The objective was to characterize Staphylococcus aureus isolated from two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) located in Tunis City (Tunisia), during the period 2014-2015. Genetic lineages, antibiotic resistance mechanisms and virulence factors were determined for the recovered isolates. S. aureus isolates were recovered from 12 of the 62 wastewater samples tested (19.35%), and one isolate/sample was characterized, all of them being methicillin-susceptible (MSSA). Six spa types (t587, t674, t224, t127, t701 and t1534) were found among the 12 isolates, and the spa-t587, associated with the new sequence type ST3245, was the most predominant one (7 isolates)...
August 2017: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768998/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-thioether-pleuromutilin-derivatives
#9
Shuhua Mu, Huixian Liu, Lifang Zhang, Xiaoyang Wang, Feiqun Xue, Yue Zhang
To develop new pleuromutilin derivatives as veterinary antibiotic medicines, we designed and synthesized a series of new thioether pleuromutilin derivatives possessing acylthiazolyl moiety based on previously designed derivatives. The antibacterial properties of the prepared pleuromutilin derivatives were assessed in vitro by the broth dilution method against five kinds of bacteria and the mycoplasma Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG). All of the tested compounds displayed moderate to good antibacterial activity to methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus epidermidis (MSSE), methicillin-resistant S...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766621/detailed-phytochemical-characterization-and-bioactive-properties-of-myrtus-nivelii-batt-trab
#10
Wahiba Rached, Malika Bennaceur, Lillian Barros, Ricardo C Calhelha, Sandrina Heleno, Maria José Alves, Ana Maria Carvalho, Abderrazak Marouf, Isabel C F R Ferreira
The endemic Algerian myrtle, Myrtus nivelii Batt & Trab., was evaluated for its bioactive properties, such as antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic and antibacterial activities, and correlated with the individual phenolic compounds identified in its crude aqueous extract and subsequent organic fractions (ethyl acetate and butanol). Flavonols, such as myricetin, kaempferol and quercetin glycoside derivatives, were the major phenolic compounds found, along with the presence of ellagitannins. The ethyl acetate fraction contained the highest amount of phenolic compounds, followed by the butanol fraction and, finally, the crude aqueous extract...
August 2, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750627/air-pollution-exposure-is-associated-with-mrsa-acquisition-in-young-u-s-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
#11
Kevin J Psoter, Anneclaire J De Roos, Jon Wakefield, Jonathan D Mayer, Margaret Rosenfeld
BACKGROUND: The role of air pollution in increasing susceptibility to respiratory tract infections in the cystic fibrosis (CF) population has not been well described. We recently demonstrated that chronic PM2.5 exposure is associated with an increased risk of initial Pseudomonas aeruginosa acquisition in young children with CF. The purpose of this study was to determine whether PM2.5 exposure is a risk factor for acquisition of other respiratory pathogens in young children with CF. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of initial acquisition of methicillin susceptible and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA), Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Achromobacter xylosoxidans in U...
July 27, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743235/magnetic-hyperthermia-enhance-the-treatment-efficacy-of-peri-implant-osteomyelitis
#12
Chih-Hsiang Fang, Pei-I Tsai, Shu-Wei Huang, Jui-Sheng Sun, Jenny Zwei-Chieng Chang, Hsin-Hsin Shen, San-Yuan Chen, Feng Huei Lin, Lih-Tao Hsu, Yen-Chun Chen
BACKGROUND: When bacteria colony persist within a biofilm, suitable drugs are not yet available for the eradication of biofilm-producing bacteria. The aim of this study is to study the effect of magnetic nano-particles-induced hyperthermia on destroying biofilm and promoting bactericidal effects of antibiotics in the treatment of osteomyelitis. METHODS: Sixty 12-weeks-old male Wistar rats were used. A metallic 18G needle was implanted into the bone marrow cavity of distal femur after the injection of Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA)...
July 25, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736269/iodine-lithium-alpha-dextrin-il%C3%AE-d-against-staphylococcus-aureus-skin-infections-a-comparative-study-of-in-vitro-bactericidal-activity-and-cytotoxicity-between-il%C3%AE-d-and-povidone-iodine
#13
A P Zisi, M K Exindari, E K Siska, G G Koliakos
BACKGROUND: As antimicrobial resistance continuously increases, revisiting old antimicrobial agents, modified to enhance efficacy and safety, becomes important. Iodine has been widely used for more than 150 years as a wound and skin disinfectant; it is an effective broad range bactericide, and to date, it lacks reports of resistance development. The most important iodine-based agent is Povidone-Iodine (PVP-I) which provides excellent antibacterial activity. However, its safety profile has been questioned...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735135/endoscope-assisted-abscess-drainage-secondary-to-endoscope-assisted-tlif-1-year-follow-up
#14
Karthik Madhavan, Steven Shelby Burks, Lee Onn Chieng, Anand Veeravagu, Michael Y Wang
INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic discectomy and fusions have been gaining popularity in the recent past and are noted to be safe for its application in elderly population. It involves ultra-small incision for discectomy followed by placement of percutaneous screws in awake patients. Treatment of advanced spinal pathology using endoscope-assisted techniques are challenging. Although not common with endoscopic approach, post-operative infection can be problematic as there are no established guidelines on its management...
July 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735053/activity-of-dalbavancin-tested-against-gram-positive-clinical-isolates-causing-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-in-paediatric-patients-from-us-hospitals-2014-2015
#15
Michael A Pfaller, Rodrigo E Mendes, Helio S Sader, Mariana Castanheira, Robert K Flamm
OBJECTIVES: This study provides an in vitro analysis of dalbavancin activity against isolates causing skin and skin structure infections (SSSIs) in children. METHODS: 770 Staphylococcus aureus, 167 β-hemolytic streptococci (BHS), 42 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), 25 Enterococcus faecalis and 13 viridans group streptococci (VGS) were collected from children (<18 y/o) in the United States (2014-2015). RESULTS: Dalbavancin had MIC50/90 values of 0...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727951/in-vitro-activity-of-telavancin-against-clinically-important-gram-positive-pathogens-from-69-u-s-medical-centers-2015-potency-analysis-by-u-s-census-divisions
#16
Michael A Pfaller, Helio S Sader, Robert K Flamm, Mariana Castanheira, Jennifer I Smart, Rodrigo E Mendes
A total of 8,072 gram-positive isolates collected from 69 medical centers among all 9 U.S. Census Divisions during the 2015 SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program were included. Telavancin had minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC)50 and MIC90 values of 0.03/0.06 μg/mL, respectively, against methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Similar activity was also observed among coagulase-negative staphylococci (MIC50/90, 0.03/0.06 μg/ml; 100.0% inhibited by ≤0...
July 20, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724560/accurate-detection-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-mixtures-utilizing-single-bacterial-duplex-droplet-digital-pcr
#17
Jun Luo, Junhua Li, Hang Yang, Junping Yu, Hongping Wei
Accurate and rapid identification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is needed to screen MRSA carriers and improve treatment. The current widely used duplex PCR methods are not able to differentiate MRSA from the co-existence of methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) and other methicillin-resistant Staphylococci In this study, we aimed to develop a direct method for accurate and rapid detection of MRSA in clinical samples from open environments, such as nasal swab. The new molecular assay is based on detecting the co-occurrence of nuc and mecA markers in a single bacterial cell by utilizing droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) with a chimeric lysin ClyH for cell lysis...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721014/determining-optimal-dosing-regimen-of-oral-administration-of-dicloxacillin-using-monte-carlo-simulation
#18
Wei Yu, Jinru Ji, Tingting Xiao, Chaoqun Ying, Jiaheng Fang, Ping Shen, Yonghong Xiao
BACKGROUND: Dicloxacillin, a semisynthetic isoxazolyl penicillin, exhibits antimicrobial activity against a wide variety of Gram-positive bacteria, as well as stability against penicillinases and low level of toxicity. The objective of this study was to obtain optimal dosing regimen of oral administration of dicloxacillin by analyzing the pharmacokinetic (PK) index in healthy volunteers and in vitro antibacterial activity by using Monte Carlo simulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 867 clinical isolates from community-onset infections were collected from 31 secondary hospitals in People's Republic of China...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717843/septic-arthritis-associated-with-systemic-sepsis
#19
Sung-Weon Jung, Dong-Hee Kim, Sung-Jin Shin, Byoung-Youl Kang, Yil-Ju Eho, Seong-Wook Yang
PURPOSE: Septic arthritis presents with good joint function, but sometimes leads to poor outcomes. Concurrent systemic sepsis has been regarded as the poor outcome, and the exact cause remains unclear. This paper was performed to identify factors associated with concurrent systemic sepsis and to research results to predict poor outcomes in patients with septic arthritis. METHODS: Laboratory and medical data were reviewed for 137 adults with acute septic arthritis who underwent open or arthroscopic surgical debridement at our institution between January 2005 and December 2014...
July 17, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704818/active-surveillance-cultures-and-targeted-decolonization-are-associated-with-reduced-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-in-vlbw-infants
#20
Lukas Wisgrill, Johanna Zizka, Lukas Unterasinger, Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Thomas Waldhör, Athanasios Makristathis, Angelika Berger
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) is a major contributor to infectious episodes of very low birth weight infants (VLBWI), resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To examine the efficacy and safety of surveillance cultures and the decolonization of MSSA-colonized VLBWI. METHODS: VLBWI admitted to our neonatal wards in 2011-2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Rates of MSSA-attributable infections were compared before and after the implementation of active surveillance cultures and the decolonization of MSSA-colonized patients...
July 14, 2017: Neonatology
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