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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827811/long-term-taxonomic-and-functional-divergence-from-donor-bacterial-strains-following-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-immunocompromised-patients
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Eli L Moss, Shannon B Falconer, Ekaterina Tkachenko, Mingjie Wang, Hannah Systrom, Jasmin Mahabamunuge, David A Relman, Elizabeth L Hohmann, Ami S Bhatt
Immunocompromised individuals are at high risk of developing Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD). Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a highly effective therapy for refractory or recurrent CDAD and, despite safety concerns, has recently been offered to immunocompromised patients. We investigated the genomics of bacterial composition following FMT in immunocompromised patients over a 1-year period. Metagenomic, strain and gene-level bacterial dynamics were characterized in two CDAD-affected hematopoietic stem cell (HCT) recipients following FMT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827640/intestinal-colonisation-patterns-in-breastfed-and-formula-fed-infants-during-the-first-12-weeks-of-life-reveal-sequential-microbiota-signatures
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Harro M Timmerman, Nicole B M M Rutten, Jos Boekhorst, Delphine M Saulnier, Guus A M Kortman, Nikhat Contractor, Martin Kullen, Esther Floris, Hermie J M Harmsen, Arine M Vlieger, Michiel Kleerebezem, Ger T Rijkers
The establishment of the infant gut microbiota is a highly dynamic process dependent on extrinsic and intrinsic factors. We characterized the faecal microbiota of 4 breastfed infants and 4 formula-fed infants at 17 consecutive time points during the first 12 weeks of life. Microbiota composition was analysed by a combination of 16S rRNA gene sequencing and quantitative PCR (qPCR). In this dataset, individuality was a major driver of microbiota composition (P = 0.002) and was more pronounced in breastfed infants...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827258/protocol-for-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-pilot-study-for-assessing-feasibility-and-efficacy-of-faecal-microbiota-transplantation-in-a-paediatric-ulcerative-colitis-population-pedifetch-trial
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Nikhil Pai, Jelena Popov
INTRODUCTION: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic, relapsing condition characterised by colonic inflammation. Increasing prevalence in early-age diagnosis provides opportunities for additional complications in later life as a result of prolonged exposure to inflammatory and therapeutic insults, necessitating novel avenues for therapeutics which may result in fewer side effects. Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has previously demonstrated potential therapeutic benefit in an adult randomised-controlled trial and several recurrent Clostridium difficile infection studies...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827186/probiotics-and-antibiotic-associated-diarrhea-in-children-a-review-and-new-evidence-on-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-during-and-after-antibiotic-treatment
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Cecilia Mantegazza, Paola Molinari, Enza D'Auria, Micol Sonnino, Lorenzo Morelli
Antibiotic associated diarrhea (AAD) is a common complication in childhood in the outpatient and inpatient settings. This review provides up to date information on the use of probiotics in the prevention and treatment of AAD, including that from Clostridium Difficile, in children. The most recently systematic reviews and subsequently published randomized controlleds trials are considered. Different single and multistrain probiotics are described; a specific recommendation for the use of Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG (LGG) and Saccharomyces boulardii (Sb) emerges...
August 18, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826428/what-makes-a-tweet-fly-analysis-of-twitter-messaging-at-four-infection-control-conferences
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Brett G Mitchell, Philip L Russo, Jonathan A Otter, Martin A Kiernan, Landon Aveling
OBJECTIVE To examine tweeting activity, networks, and common topics mentioned on Twitter at 4 international infection control and infectious disease conferences. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. METHODS An independent company was commissioned to undertake a Twitter 'trawl' each month between July 1, 2016, and November 31, 2016. The trawl identified any tweets that contained the official hashtags of the conferences for (1) the UK Infection Prevention Society, (2) IDWeek 2016, (3) the Federation of Infectious Society/Hospital Infection Society, and (4) the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control...
August 22, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826425/clostridium-difficile-colonization-of-nursing-home-residents
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Mary-Claire Roghmann, Liana R Andronescu, Emily M Stucke, J Kristie Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28824629/investigation-of-the-cross-talk-mechanism-in-caco-2-cells-during-clostridium-difficile-infection-through-genetic-and-epigenetic-interspecies-networks-big-data-mining-and-genome-wide-identification
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Cheng-Wei Li, Ming-He Su, Bor-Sen Chen
Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of nosocomial antibiotic-associated diarrhea and the major etiologic agent of pseudomembranous colitis. In severe cases, C. difficile infection (CDI) can cause toxic megacolon, intestinal perforation, and death. The intestinal epithelium is the first tissue encountered in the adhesion and colonization of C. difficile, and serves as a physical defense barrier against infection. Despite the well-characterized cytotoxicity, few studies have investigated the genome-wide interplay between host cells and C...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823547/comparison-of-two-whole-room-uv-irradiation-systems-for-enhanced-disinfection-of-patient-rooms-contaminated-with-mrsa-carbapenemase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-and-clostridium-difficile-spores
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S Ali, S Yui, M Muzslay, A P R Wilson
BACKGROUND: Ultraviolet light decontamination systems are being used increasingly to supplement terminal disinfection of patient rooms. However efficacy may not be consistent in the presence of soil particularly against Clostridium difficile spores. AIM: To demonstrate in-use efficacy of two whole-room UV decontamination systems against three hospital pathogens with and without soil. METHODS: For each system, six patient rooms were decontaminated with UV-irradiation (enhanced-disinfection) following manual terminal cleaning...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823390/treating-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-patients-presenting-with-hematological-malignancies-are-current-guidelines-applicable
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C Robin, R Héquette-Ruz, B Guery, E Boyle, C Herbaux, T Galperine
OBJECTIVES: Adults with hematological malignancies are at high-risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), but no guidelines for CDI treatment are available in this population. Our primary objective was to evaluate the clinical outcomes in CDI patients with hematological malignancies. Our secondary objectives were to describe CDI severity using the main clinical guidelines and to evaluate the compliance of treatment choice with published guidelines. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Single-center, retrospective, observational case series including every consecutive adult patient with a confirmed diagnosis of CDI admitted in the hematology unit of our teaching hospital...
August 16, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822380/recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-after-diverting-loop-ileostomy-and-colonic-lavage-an-unreported-complication-of-the-novel-surgical-therapy
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Anna Z Fashandi, Patty T Wang, Traci L Hedrick, Charles M Friel, R Ann Hays, Peter T Hallowell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821215/implementation-of-global-strategies-to-prevent-hospital-onset-clostridium-difficile-infection-targeting-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-probiotics
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Paul O Lewis, Timothy S Lundberg, Jennifer L Tharp, Clay W Runnels
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been identified as a significant risk factor for the development of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Probiotics given concurrently with antibiotics have been shown to have a moderate impact on preventing CDI. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of hospital-wide interventions designed to reduce PPI use and increase probiotics and whether these interventions were associated with a change in the incidence of hospital onset (HO)-CDI...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816966/causes-of-hematochezia-and-hemorrhagic-antibiotic-associated-colitis-in-children-and-adolescents
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Laura Stampfer, Andrea Deutschmann, Elisabeth Dür, Franz G Eitelberger, Theresia Fürpass, Gregor Gorkiewicz, Peter Heinz-Erian, Ingrid Heller, Kathrin Herzog, Barbara Hopfer, Reinhold Kerbl, Evelyn Klug, Robert Krause, Eva Leitner, Christoph Mache, Thomas Müller, Jasmin Pansy, Mirjam Pocivalnik, Eva Scheuba, Georg Schneditz, Gerolf Schweintzger, Edith Sterniczky, Ellen Zechner, Almuthe C Hauer, Christoph Högenauer, Karl Martin Hoffmann
Diseases causing hematochezia range from benign to potentially life-threatening. Systematic pediatric data on the causes of hematochezia are scarce. We studied the underlying causes and long-term outcome of hematochezia in children. We further investigated the relevance of antibiotic-associated hemorrhagic colitis in children, especially if caused by Klebsiella oxytoca.Infants, children, and adolescents with hematochezia were recruited prospectively. Patients were grouped according to age (<1 year, 1-5 years, 6-13 years, >14 years)...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814976/analysis-of-proteomes-released-from-in-vitro-cultured-eight-clostridium-difficile-pcr-ribotypes-revealed-specific-expression-in-pcr-ribotypes-027-and-176-confirming-their-genetic-relatedness-and-clinical-importance-at-the-proteomic-level
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Jiri Dresler, Marcela Krutova, Alena Fucikova, Jana Klimentova, Veronika Hruzova, Miloslava Duracova, Katerina Houdkova, Barbora Salovska, Jana Matejkova, Martin Hubalek, Petr Pajer, Libor Pisa, Otakar Nyc
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile is the causative agent of C. difficile infection (CDI) that could be manifested by diarrhea, pseudomembranous colitis or life-threatening toxic megacolon. The spread of certain strains represents a significant economic burden for health-care. The epidemic successful strains are also associated with severe clinical features of CDI. Therefore, a proteomic study has been conducted that comprises proteomes released from in vitro cultured panel of eight different PCR ribotypes (RTs) and employs the combination of shotgun proteomics and label-free quantification (LFQ) approach...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814217/faecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-em-clostridium-difficile-em-infection-a-multicentre-study-of-non-responders
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Roshan Razik, Majdi Osman, Alexandra Lieberman, Jessica R Allegretti, Zain Kassam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 21, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814204/faecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-em-clostridium-difficile-em-associated-diarrhoea-a-systematic-review-of-randomised-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Paul Moayyedi, Yuhong Yuan, Harith Baharith, Alexander C Ford
OBJECTIVES: Faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has emerged as a useful approach for treating Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea (CDAD). Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have recently evaluated its effectiveness, but systematic reviews have focused on evidence from case series. We therefore conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs evaluating the effectiveness of FMT for treating CDAD. STUDY DESIGN: We included RCTs that primarily recruited adults with CDAD and compared the effectiveness of FMT with that of placebo, antibiotic therapy, or autologous stool transplantation, or compared different preparations or modes of delivery of FMT...
August 21, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813492/point-prevalence-survey-of-healthcare-facility-onset-healthcare-associated-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-greek-hospitals-outside-the-intensive-care-unit-the-c-define-study
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Athanasios Skoutelis, Angelos Pefanis, Sotirios Tsiodras, Nikolaos V Sipsas, Moyssis Lelekis, Marios C Lazanas, Panagiotis Gargalianos, George N Dalekos, Emmanuel Roilides, George Samonis, Efstratios Maltezos, Dimitrios Hatzigeorgiou, Malvina Lada, Symeon Metallidis, Athena Stoupis, Georgios Chrysos, Lazaros Karnesis, Styliani Symbardi, Chariclia V Loupa, Helen Giamarellou, Ioannis Kioumis, Helen Sambatakou, Epameinondas Tsianos, Maria Kotsopoulou, Areti Georgopali, Klairi Liakou, Stavroula Perlorentzou, Stamatina Levidiotou, Marina Giotsa-Toutouza, Helen Tsorlini-Christoforidou, Ilias Karaiskos, Georgia Kouppari, Eleftheria Trikka-Graphakos, Maria-Anna Ntrivala, Kate Themeli-Digalaki, Anastasia Pangalis, Melina Kachrimanidou, Maria Martsoukou, Stergios Karapsias, Maria Panopoulou, Sofia Maraki, Anagnostina Orfanou, Efthymia Petinaki, Maria Orfanidou, Vasiliki Baka, Antonios Stylianakis, Iris Spiliopoulou, Stavroula Smilakou, Loukia Zerva, Evangelos Vogiatzakis, Eleni Belesiotou, Charalambos A Gogos
BACKGROUND: The correlation of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) with in-hospital morbidity is important in hospital settings where broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents are routinely used, such as in Greece. The C. DEFINE study aimed to assess point-prevalence of CDI in Greece during two study periods in 2013. METHODS: There were two study periods consisting of a single day in March and another in October 2013. Stool samples from all patients hospitalized outside the ICU aged ≥18 years old with diarrhea on each day in 21 and 25 hospitals, respectively, were tested for CDI...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813461/epidemiology-of-clostridium-difficile-in-infants-in-oxfordshire-uk-risk-factors-for-colonization-and-carriage-and-genetic-overlap-with-regional-c-difficile-infection-strains
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Nicole Stoesser, David W Eyre, T Phuong Quan, Heather Godwin, Gemma Pill, Emily Mbuvi, Alison Vaughan, David Griffiths, Jessica Martin, Warren Fawley, Kate E Dingle, Sarah Oakley, Kazimierz Wanelik, John M Finney, Melina Kachrimanidou, Catrin E Moore, Sherwood Gorbach, Thomas V Riley, Derrick W Crook, Tim E A Peto, Mark H Wilcox, A Sarah Walker
BACKGROUND: Approximately 30-40% of children <1 year of age are Clostridium difficile colonized, and may represent a reservoir for adult C. difficile infections (CDI). Risk factors for colonization with toxigenic versus non-toxigenic C. difficile strains and longitudinal acquisition dynamics in infants remain incompletely characterized. METHODS: Predominantly healthy infants (≤2 years) were recruited in Oxfordshire, UK, and provided ≥1 fecal samples. Independent risk factors for toxigenic/non-toxigenic C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811656/phageterm-a-tool-for-fast-and-accurate-determination-of-phage-termini-and-packaging-mechanism-using-next-generation-sequencing-data
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Julian R Garneau, Florence Depardieu, Louis-Charles Fortier, David Bikard, Marc Monot
The worrying rise of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is leading to a renewed interest in bacteriophages as a treatment option. Novel sequencing technologies enable description of an increasing number of phage genomes, a critical piece of information to understand their life cycle, phage-host interactions, and evolution. In this work, we demonstrate how it is possible to recover more information from sequencing data than just the phage genome. We developed a theoretical and statistical framework to determine DNA termini and phage packaging mechanisms using NGS data...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811642/octahedron-iron-oxide-nanocrystals-prohibited-clostridium-difficile-spore-germination-and-attenuated-local-and-systemic-inflammation
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Wei-Ting Lee, Ya-Na Wu, Yi-Hsuan Chen, Shang-Rung Wu, Tsai-Miao Shih, Tsung-Ju Li, Li-Xing Yang, Chen-Sheng Yeh, Pei-Jane Tsai, Dar-Bin Shieh
Clinical management of Clostridium difficile infection is still far from satisfactory as bacterial spores are resistant to many chemical agents and physical treatments. Certain types of nanoparticles have been demonstrated to exhibit anti-microbial efficacy even in multi-drug resistance bacteria. However, most of these studies failed to show biocompatibility to the mammalian host cells and no study has revealed in vivo efficacy in C. difficile infection animal models. The spores treated with 500 µg/mL Fe3-δO4 nanoparticles for 20 minutes, 64% of the spores were inhibited from transforming into vegetative cells, which was close to the results of the sodium hypochlorite-treated positive control...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811244/comparison-of-the-clinical-course-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-gdh-positive-toxin-negative-patients-diagnosed-by-pcr-to-those-with-a-positive-toxin-test
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Julia Origüen, Laura Corbella, María Ángeles Orellana, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Francisco López-Medrano, Rafael San Juan, Manuel Lizasoain, Tamara Ruiz-Merlo, Alejandra Morales-Cartagena, Guillermo Maestro, Patricia Parra, Jennifer Villa, Rafael Delgado, José María Aguado
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the potential role of PCR-based assays in the overdiagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) by using a validated diagnostic algorithm in daily clinical practice. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study evaluating all C. difficile-positive stool samples identified at our institution during a 12-month period, to compare outcomes and recurrence rate between patients with a positive enzyme-immunoassay (EIA) for both glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) and toxin A/B ("toxin-positive group"), with those with GDH-positive, toxin-negative samples in which the diagnosis was made by a positive PCR-based assay ("toxin-/PCR+ group")...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
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