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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334239/antimicrobial-and-antiquorum-sensing-activity-of-ricinus-communis-extracts-and-ricinine-derivatives
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Mai H El-Naggar, Abdelaziz Elgaml, Fatma M Abdel Bar, Farid A Badria
Ricinine (1), a known major alkaloid in Ricinus communis plant, was used as a starting compound for the synthesis of six ricinine derivatives; two new and four known compounds. The new derivatives; 3-amino-5-methyl-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-c]pyridin-4(5H)-one (2), and 3-amino-5-methyl-1-(phenylsulfonyl)-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-c]pyridin-4(5H)-one (3), as well as the previously prepared derivatives (4-7) were subjected for antimicrobial and antiquorum-sensing evaluation in comparison to different R. communis extracts. Acetyl ricininic acid derivative (5) showed the highest antimicrobial activity among all tested derivatives against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeuroginosa and Candida albicans...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333051/therapeutic-significance-of-loligo-vulgaris-lamarck-1798-ink-extract-a-biomedical-approach
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Sri Kumaran Nadarajah, Radha Vijayaraj, Jayaprakashvel Mani
Background: The squid ink extract is well known for its biomedical properties. Objective: In this study, squid Loligo vulgaris was collected from Tuticorin costal water, Bay of Bengal, India. Materials and Methods: Proximate composition of the crude squid ink was studied and found to have protein as the major component over lipid and carbohydrates. Further, bioactive fractions of squid ink were extracted with ethanol, and therapeutic applications such as hemolytic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and in vitro anti-inflammatory properties were analyzed using standard methods...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332105/the-emergence-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-producing-oxa-48-and-ndm-in-the-southern-asir-province-saudi-arabia
#3
Ibrahim A Al-Zahrani, Bander A Alsiri
To identify the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) and the most common types of cabapenemases among CRKP in the Southern (Asir) province hospitals, Saudi Arabia. Methods: The cross-sectional study was conducted between late April and September in 2015. A total of 54 Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) isolates with reduced sensitivity to carbapenems were obtained from various clinical specimens of the 2 largest hospitals in the Southern province. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of carbapenems were confirmed using E-test...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331370/preparation-and-evaluation-of-antibacterial-potential-of-pithecellobium-dulce-root-extract-against-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria
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Muneer Ahmad Bhat, Rayees Ahmad Malik, Poonam Prakash, Ali Mohd Lone
In the present study hexane, benzene, ethyl acetate and ethanol extracts of Pithecellobium dulce root were prepared using soxhlet extractor. The extracts were evaluated for antibacterial activity against one Gram positive (Staphylococcus aureus) and three Gram negative (Acetobacter aceti, Acetobacter aceti, Klebsiella pneumoniae) strains. Disc diffusion method revealed promising antibacterial activity of the extracts prepared in polar solvents (ethyl acetate and ethanol) compared to non-polar solvents (hexane and benzene)...
January 10, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329652/three-new-anthraquinone-derivatives-isolated-from-symplocos-racemosa-and-their-antibiofilm-activity
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Umar Farooq, Sara Khan, Sadia Naz, Ajmal Khan, Afsar Khan, Ayaz Ahmed, Abdur Rauf, Syed Majid Bukhari, Shujaat Ali Khan, Arfa Kamil, Nadia Riaz, Abdur Rahman Khan
Three new alkyl substituted anthraquinone derivatives, trivially named as symploquinones A-C (Compounds 1-3) were isolated from Symplocos racemosa. The structures of these compounds were determined on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses (UV, IR, Mass, 1H- and 13C-NMR, and two-dimensional (2D) NMR techniques). The resulting data were also compared with the reported literature. These compounds were then subjected to antibacterial or antibiofilm testing. Compounds 1 and 3 exhibited good antibacterial activity in the concentration range of 160-83 μg·mL-1 against Streptococcus mutans, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Proteus mirabilis...
December 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327210/paired-blood-cultures-increase-the-sensitivity-for-detecting-pathogens-in-both-inpatients-and-outpatients
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Bansidhar Tarai, Dinesh Jain, Poonam Das, Sandeeep Budhiraja
The objective of this study was to show the differences between paired blood cultures (PBC) versus single blood cultures (SBC) in the microbiologic yield, the sensitivity to detect pathogens and the time to positivity (TTP). We performed a retrospective study examining 112,570 blood culture samples over a 5-year period from July 2011 to May 2016 in the BacT/ALERT® 3D automated blood culture system (bioMérieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France). Bacteria and yeasts were identified using the VITEK® 2 Compact system (bioMérieux, Marcy l'Etoile, France)...
January 11, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326011/neonatal-intestinal-colonization-with-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-a-five-year-follow-up-study
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V Nordberg, K Jonsson, C G Giske, A Iversen, O Aspevall, B Jonsson, A Camporeale, M Norman, L Navér
OBJECTIVE: To analyse Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) isolates from an outbreak of Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase (ESBL)-producing KP and Escherichia coli (ESBL-EC) among infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and to determine the duration of the intestinal colonization. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of intestinal ESBL-KP/ ESBL-EC colonized neonates after a five-month outbreak in two NICUs. Whole genome sequencing (WGS), multilocus sequence typing (MLST), core genome MLST, pulsed-field electrophoresis (PFGE) and PCR for blaCTX-M were performed on the first isolates...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325684/respiratory-comorbidities-and-risk-of-mortality-in-hospitalized-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Keishi Oda, Kazuhiro Yatera, Yoshihisa Fujino, Takashi Kido, Tetsuya Hanaka, Konomi Sennari, Kiyohide Fushimi, Shinya Matsuda, Hiroshi Mukae
BACKGROUND: Respiratory comorbidities are frequently associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). However, little is known about their prognostic impact in hospitalized patients with IPF. We examined the impact of respiratory comorbidities on the mortality rates of hospitalized patients with IPF using a Japanese nationwide database. METHODS: We identified 5665 hospitalized patients diagnosed with IPF between April 2010 and March 2013. The primary outcome was defined as the in-hospital mortality at 30 days after admission...
January 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324657/%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibition-and-antibacterial-activity-of-secondary-metabolites-from-the-ecuadorian-species-clinopodium-taxifolium-kunth-govaerts
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Vladimir Morocho, Andrea Valle, Jessica García, Gianluca Gilardoni, Luis Cartuche, Alírica I Suárez
The phytochemical investigation of both volatile and fixed metabolites of Clinopodium taxifolium (Kunth) Govaerts (Lamiaceae) was performed for the first time. It allowed the isolation and characterization of the essential oil and six known compounds: carvacrol (1), squalane (2), uvaol (3), erythrodiol (4), ursolic acid (5), and salvigenin (6). Their structures were identified and characterized by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Gas Chromatography coupled to Mass Spectroscopy (GC-MS), and corroborated by literature...
January 11, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324651/incidence-microbiological-profile-and-risk-factors-of-healthcare-associated-infections-in-intensive-care-units-a-10-year-observation-in-a-provincial-hospital-in-southern-poland
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Małgorzata Kołpa, Marta Wałaszek, Agnieszka Gniadek, Zdzisław Wolak, Wiesław Dobroś
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occurring in patients treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) are serious complications in the treatment process. Aetiological factors of these infections can have an impact on treatment effects, treatment duration and mortality. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and microbiological profile of HAIs in patients hospitalized in an ICU over a span of 10 years. The active surveillance method was used to detect HAIs in adult patients who spent over 48 h in a general ICU ward located in southern Poland between 2007 and 2016...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323230/developing-an-in-silico-minimum-inhibitory-concentration-panel-test-for-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Marcus Nguyen, Thomas Brettin, S Wesley Long, James M Musser, Randall J Olsen, Robert Olson, Maulik Shukla, Rick L Stevens, Fangfang Xia, Hyunseung Yoo, James J Davis
Antimicrobial resistant infections are a serious public health threat worldwide. Whole genome sequencing approaches to rapidly identify pathogens and predict antibiotic resistance phenotypes are becoming more feasible and may offer a way to reduce clinical test turnaround times compared to conventional culture-based methods, and in turn, improve patient outcomes. In this study, we use whole genome sequence data from 1668 clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae to develop a XGBoost-based machine learning model that accurately predicts minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for 20 antibiotics...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321996/comparative-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-and-antioxidant-potential-of-ethanolic-extract-and-its-fractions-of-bark-and-leaves-of-terminalia-arjuna-from-north-western-himalayas-india
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Vikas Kumar, Nitin Sharma, Anuradha Sourirajan, Prem Kumar Khosla, Kamal Dev
The present study was aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial and antioxidant potential of ethanolic extract and its different solvent fractions (chloroform, ethyl acetate, n-butanol and aqueous fraction) of bark and leaves of Terminalia arjuna. The antimicrobial activity was determined by disc diffusion and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) methods against six bacterial stains. The antioxidant activity was evaluated by using DPPH, FRAP and Nitric oxide (NO) scavenging assay. The total phenolics and flavonoid content were found to be higher in n-butanolic fraction of bark (294...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319515/the-determination-and-correlation-of-various-virulence-genes-esbl-serum-bactericidal-effect-and-biofilm-formation-of-clinical-isolated-classical-klebsiella-pneumoniae-and-hypervirulent-klebsiella-pneumoniae-from-respiratory-tract-infected-patients
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Rambha K Shah, Zhao H Ni, Xiao Y Sun, Guo Q Wang, Fan Li
Klebsiella pneumoniae strains that are commonly recognized by clinicians and microbiologists are termed as classical K. pneumoniae (cKP). A strain with capsule-associated mucopolysaccharide web is known as hypervirulent K. pneumoniae (hvKP) as it enhances the serum resistant and biofilm production. Aim is to determine and correlate various virulence genes, ESBL, serum bactericidal effect and biofilm formation of clinical isolated cKP and hvKP from respiratory tract infected patients. A total of 96 K. pneumoniae strains were isolated from sputum of respiratory tract infected patients...
December 4, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319505/kpc-2-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-st11-in-a-children-s-hospital-in-poland
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Monika Machulska, Anna Baraniak, Iwona Żak, Katarzyna Bojarska, Dorota Żabicka, Iwona Sowa-Sierant, Waleria Hryniewicz, Marek Gniadkowski
Four Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from children hospitalized over 10 months in an intensive care unit in a children's teaching hospital in Poland were analyzed. All of the isolates belonged to a single pulsotype and sequence type (ST) 11, and produced the KPC-2 carbapenemase and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) CTX-M-15. They were resistant to a variety of antimicrobials, and their β-lactam resistance patterns were typical for KPC producers. This is one of few cases of identification of KPC (or carbapenemase)-producing K...
September 27, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317913/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-bloodstream-infection-present-on-hospital-admission
#15
Sainfer Aliyu, Bevin Cohen, Jianfang Liu, Elaine Larson
Background: Bloodstream infection present on hospital admission (BSI-POA) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to measure prevalence and describe the risk factors of patients with BSI-POA and to determine the prevalence of resistance in isolates by admission source. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients discharged from three hospitals in New York City between 2006 and 2014. BSI-POA was defined as BSI diagnosed within 48 h of hospitalisation...
January 2018: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317760/shape-dependent-physical-mutilation-and-lethal-effects-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-bacteria
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Debashish Acharya, K Malabika Singha, Piyush Pandey, Bidhan Mohanta, Jina Rajkumari, L Paikhomba Singha
In this report, spherical silver nanoparticle (AgNP-sp) and rod-shaped silver nanoparticle (AgNR) were prepared by chemical reduction method and their antibacterial activity against various Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria had been evaluated for their efficiency. Minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) tests were conducted to study the antibacterial properties, and substantiated with killing kinetics of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The study revealed that both AgNP-sp and AgNRs are good antibacterial candidates...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316830/use-of-monte-carlo-simulation-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-of-tigecycline-and-minocycline-for-the-treatment-of-pneumonia-due-to-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#17
Wentao Ni, Guobao Li, Jin Zhao, Junchang Cui, Rui Wang, Zhancheng Gao, Youning Liu
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia caused by carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (CP-KP) are increasingly encountered in hospitals worldwide, causing high mortality due to lack of treatment options. The goal of this study was to assess the efficacy of tigecycline and minocycline for CP-KP hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) by using Monte Carlo simulation. METHODS: A total of 164 non-duplicated CP-KP strains were collected from sputum or blood in patients with HAP. The MICs for antimicrobials were determined by the agar dilution method...
January 9, 2018: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315344/culture-independent-analysis-of-liver-abscess-using-nanopore-sequencing
#18
Liang Gong, Yao-Ting Huang, Chee-Hong Wong, Wen-Cheng Chao, Zong-Yen Wu, Chia-Lin Wei, Po-Yu Liu
The identification of microbial species has depended predominantly upon culture-based techniques. However, the difficulty with which types of organisms are cultured implies that the grown species may be overrepresented by both cultivation and plate counts. In recent years, culture-independent analysis using high-throughput sequencing has been advocated for use as a point-of-care diagnostic tool. Although it offers a rapid and unbiased survey to characterize the pathogens in clinical specimens, its accuracy is reduced by the high level of contamination of human DNA...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312831/translating-genomics-into-practice-for-real-time-surveillance-and-response-to-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-evidence-from-a-complex-multi-institutional-kpc-outbreak
#19
Jason C Kwong, Courtney R Lane, Finn Romanes, Anders Gonçalves da Silva, Marion Easton, Katie Cronin, Mary Jo Waters, Takehiro Tomita, Kerrie Stevens, Mark B Schultz, Sarah L Baines, Norelle L Sherry, Glen P Carter, Andre Mu, Michelle Sait, Susan A Ballard, Torsten Seemann, Timothy P Stinear, Benjamin P Howden
Background: Until recently, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae were rarely identified in Australia. Following an increase in the number of incident cases across the state of Victoria, we undertook a real-time combined genomic and epidemiological investigation. The scope of this study included identifying risk factors and routes of transmission, and investigating the utility of genomics to enhance traditional field epidemiology for informing management of established widespread outbreaks...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312660/high-prevalence-of-esbl-producing-e-coli-in-private-and-shared-latrines-in-an-informal-urban-settlement-in-dar-es-salaam-tanzania
#20
Stefan Erb, Lauren D'Mello-Guyett, Hamisi M Malebo, Robert M Njee, Fatuma Matwewe, Jeroen Ensink, Vladimira Hinic, Andreas Widmer, Reno Frei
Background: Data about the burden of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing microorganisms in Africa are limited. Our study aimed to estimate the prevalence of human faecal ESBL carriage in the community of an informal urban settlement in Dar es Salaam (Tanzania, East Africa) by using environmental contamination of household latrines with ESBL as a surrogate marker. Methods: Within the context of a large survey in February 2014 assessing 636 randomly selected household latrines for faecal contamination by the detection of growth of E...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
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