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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748087/antimicrobial-effects-of-lysophosphatidylcholine-on-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Haruko Miyazaki, Naoko Midorikawa, Saki Fujimoto, Natsumi Miyoshi, Hideto Yoshida, Tetsuya Matsumoto
OBJECTIVES: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an important health care-associated and community-associated pathogen and causes a large number of infections worldwide. For the purpose of application to topical treatment of MRSA infection, we examined the antimicrobial effects of lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) on MRSA strains. We also investigated the combination effect of LPC and gentamicin on MRSA growth. METHODS: The LPC minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) for Gram-positive (S...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747372/determination-of-disk-diffusion-and-mic-quality-control-ranges-for-nafithromycin-wck-4873-a-new-lactone-ketolide
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Meredith A Hackel, James A Karlowsky, Dana Dressel, Daniel F Sahm
Disk diffusion and MIC quality control (QC) ranges were determined for nafithromycin, a new lactone-ketolide, following completion of a nine-laboratory, Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) M23-defined Tier 2 study. Five QC strains consistent with the spectrum of activity of nafithromycin were tested: Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923 (disk only), S. aureus ATCC 29213 (broth only), Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212 (broth only), Streptococcus pneumoniae ATCC 49619 (disk and broth), and Haemophilus influenzae ATCC 49247 (disk and broth)...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746204/direct-acting-antiviral-agent-efficacy-and-safety-in-renal-transplant-recipients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-a-prisma-compliant-study
#3
Keliang Chen, Pei Lu, Rijin Song, Jiexiu Zhang, Rongzhen Tao, Zijie Wang, Wei Zhang, Min Gu
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) for treating hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected renal transplant recipients (RTRs) has not been determined. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and assessed the quality of eligible studies using the Joanna Briggs Institute scale. DAA efficacy and safety were assessed using standard mean difference (SMD) with 95% confidence intervals (95%CIs)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745918/a-systematic-review-about-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotype-distribution-in-children-in-mainland-of-china-before-the-pcv13-was-licensed
#4
Shuang Lyu, Hui-Li Hu, Yong-Hong Yang, Kai-Hu Yao
Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) is a major pathogen of infectious diseases in children. Surveillance of the distribution of pneumococcus serotypes is important for immunization strategies of pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccines (PCVs). Areas covered: This article is a systematic review of studies conducted from 2006 to 2016 that document serotypes of S. pneumoniae isolated from children less than 14 years old in the mainland of China. A total of 40 studies were included in this review. Serotypes 19F, 19A, 23F, 14 and 6B were the most common...
July 26, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744663/serotypes-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-egyptian-children-are-they-covered-by-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccines
#5
M Badawy, A El Kholy, M M Sherif, E A Rahman, E Ashour, H Sherif, H E Mahmoud, M Hamdy
In Egypt, pneumococcal vaccines have not yet been introduced as being compulsory. Identification of the circulating serotypes in Egypt is mandatory to determine whether or not the pneumococcal vaccines will be beneficial. The current study aims to identify the serotypes, vaccine coverage, and antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae colonizing the nasopharynx of Egyptian children younger than 5 years old. The study was conducted in two successive winter seasons (December 2012-February 2013 and December 2013-February 2014)...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742023/genome-wide-identification-of-lineage-and-locus-specific-variation-associated-with-pneumococcal-carriage-duration
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John A Lees, Nicholas J Croucher, David Goldblatt, François Nosten, Julian Parkhill, Claudia Turner, Paul Turner, Stephen D Bentley
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading cause of invasive disease in infants, especially in low-income settings. Asymptomatic carriage in the nasopharynx is a prerequisite for disease, but variability in its duration is currently only understood at the serotype level. Here we developed a model to calculate the duration of carriage episodes from longitudinal swab data, and combined these results with whole genome sequence data. We estimated that pneumococcal genomic variation accounted for 63% of the phenotype variation, whereas the host traits considered here (age and previous carriage) accounted for less than 5%...
July 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741105/transmission-fitness-in-co-colonization-and-the-persistence-of-bacterial-pathogens
#7
Maria Gaivão, Francisco Dionisio, Erida Gjini
Humans are often colonized by polymorphic bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Bordetella pertussis, Staphylococcus Aureus, and Haemophilus influenzae. Two co-colonizing pathogen clones may interact with each other upon host entry and during within-host dynamics, ranging from competition to facilitation. Here we examine the significance of these exploitation strategies for bacterial spread and persistence in host populations. We model SIS epidemiological dynamics to capture the global behavior of such multi-strain systems, focusing on different parameters of single and dual colonization...
July 24, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740377/mathematical-modeling-of-postcoinfection-with-influenza-a-virus-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-with-implications-for-pneumonia-and-copd-risk-assessment
#8
Yi-Hsien Cheng, Shu-Han You, Yi-Jun Lin, Szu-Chieh Chen, Wei-Yu Chen, Wei-Chun Chou, Nan-Hung Hsieh, Chung-Min Liao
BACKGROUND: The interaction between influenza and pneumococcus is important for understanding how coinfection may exacerbate pneumonia. Secondary pneumococcal pneumonia associated with influenza infection is more likely to increase respiratory morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to assess exacerbated inflammatory effects posed by secondary pneumococcal pneumonia, given prior influenza infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A well-derived mathematical within-host dynamic model of coinfection with influenza A virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) integrated with dose-response relationships composed of previously published mouse experimental data and clinical studies was implemented to study potentially exacerbated inflammatory responses in pneumonia based on a probabilistic approach...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739823/interleukin-17a-aggravates-middle-ear-injury-induced-by-streptococcus-pneumoniae-through-p38-mapk-signaling-pathway
#9
Wei Wang, Wenbin Liu, Jiali Liu, Zimeng Wang, Fangmei Fan, Yurong Ma, Chunfang Jin, Yun Xiang, Yifei Huang, Xuemei Zhang, Wenchun Xu, Yibing Yin, Yujuan He
Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common bacterial infection diseases in children aged 2-7 yr worldwide. We previously demonstrated that interleukin (IL)-17A promotes an acute inflammatory response characterized by the influx of neutrophils into the middle ear cavity during Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn)-induced AOM. Generally, inflammatory response is viewed as an effector that frequently causes local tissue damage. However, little is known about the pathogenic effects of IL-17A in AOM. Here, we investigated the pathogenic effects of IL-17A by using wild-type (WT) and IL-17A knockout (KO) mouse models...
July 24, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737858/the-effects-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-pcv7-and-pcv13-on-turkish-children-with-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-a-single-center-experience
#10
Halil Özdemir, Caner Yıldız, Selin Nar Ötgün, Hatice Erkol, Adem Karbuz, Bilge Aldemir Kocabaş, Tuğçe Tural Kara, Ayşegül Gözalan, Rıza Durmaz, Ergin Çiftçi, Derya Aysev, Erdal İnce
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this prospective single-center study was to determine the changings in incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD), serotype distribution and the antimicrobial resistance patterns of S. pneumoniae in children with IPD after the period (1 to 7 years) of vaccination with PCV7 (2008) and PCV13 (2011). POPULATION AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 39 Turkish children with IPD between ages 1 month and 18 years in Ankara, Turkey. Streptococcus pneumoniae was identified using standard laboratory procedures from blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), pleural fluid, and other sterile body fluids and tissues...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737622/changes-in-the-nature-and-severity-of-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-in-children-before-and-after-the-7-valent-and-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-programs-in-calgary-canada
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Leah J Ricketson, Nicholas G Conradi, Otto G Vanderkooi, James D Kellner
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) incidence has decreased in children and the predominant serotypes causing disease have changed. This study describes changes in the clinical features of IPD in children (<18 years) before and after conjugate vaccine introduction. METHODS: The Calgary Area Streptococcus pneumoniae Epidemiology Research (CASPER) study collects information on all IPD cases in Calgary, Alberta, Canada...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736993/molecular-characterization-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-particularly-serotype19a-st320-that-emerged-in-krasnoyarsk-russia
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Irina N Protasova, Tsai-Wen Wan, Natalya V Bakhareva, Wei-Chun Hung, Wataru Higuchi, Yasuhisa Iwao, Tatyana A Yelistratova, Natalya A Ilyenkova, Yelena S Sokolovskaya, Galina P Martynova, Ivan V Reva, Galina V Reva, Sergey V Sidorenko, Lee-Jene Teng, Olga V Peryanova, Alla B Salmina, Tatsuo Yamamoto
Streptococcus pneumoniae, a common human pathogen, colonizes the nasopharynx and causes diseases including acute otitis media (AOM). We herein report pneumococcal serotype distributions in children before and after PCV7 vaccination and in patients with pneumococcal disease in Siberian Russia (Krasnoyarsk). Analyses included antimicrobial susceptibility testing, ST typing, a pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis, virulence-related surface protein gene (VSG) typing with novel primers, and a structural analysis by scanning electron microscopy...
July 23, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736198/characterization-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-invasive-serotype-19a-isolates-from-argentina-1993-2014
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Paula Gagetti, Diego Faccone, Vanesa Reijtman, Sofia Fossati, Marisa Rodriguez, Omar Veliz, Paola Ceriana, Mabel Regueira, Alejandra Corso
The aim of this study was to characterize Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A isolates causing invasive pneumococcal disease in children, collected in Argentina between 1993 and 2014. A total of 176 isolates serotype 19A were analyzed. There was an increase in the proportion of serotype 19A isolates from 3% in 1993 to 6% in 2011, prior to the introduction of PCV13 in 2012, and from 2012 to 2014 its proportion gradually decreased. Penicillin resistance among serotype 19A isolates throughout the study period was 65...
July 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736074/a-novel-genetic-variant-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotype-11a-discovered-in-fiji
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Sam Manna, Belinda Ortika, Eileen M Dunne, Kathryn E Holt, Mike Kama, Fiona M Russell, Jason Hinds, Catherine Satzke
OBJECTIVES: As part of annual cross-sectional Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage surveys in Fiji (2012-2015), we detected pneumococci in over 100 nasopharyngeal swabs that serotyped as '11F-like' by microarray. We examined the genetic basis of this divergence in the 11F-like capsular polysaccharide (cps) locus, compared to the reference 11F cps sequence. The impact of this diversity on capsule phenotype, as well as serotyping results using genetic and serological methods, was determined...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735462/effect-of-decreased-bcaa-synthesis-through-disruption-of-ilvc-gene-on-the-virulence-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#15
Gyu-Lee Kim, Seungyeop Lee, Truc Thanh Luong, Cuong Thach Nguyen, Sang-Sang Park, Suhkneung Pyo, Dong-Kwon Rhee
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. It causes a variety of life-threatening infections such as pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis. In bacterial physiology, the metabolic pathway of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) plays an important role in virulence. Nonetheless, the function of IlvC, one of the enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of BCAAs, in S. pneumoniae remains unclear. Here, we demonstrated that downregulation of BCAA biosynthesis by ilvC ablation can diminish BCAA concentration and expression of pneumolysin (Ply) and LytA, and subsequently attenuate virulence...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735461/pneumonia-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-vaccine
#16
REVIEW
Gyu-Lee Kim, Seung-Han Seon, Dong-Kwon Rhee
Pneumonia is an inflammatory disease of the lung, responsible for high morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or other microorganisms. Streptococcus pneumoniae, a gram-positive bacterium with over 90 serotypes, is the most common causative agent. Moreover, comorbid factors including heart failure, renal disease, and pulmonary disease could increase the risk of pneumococcal pneumonia. Since the advent of the pneumococcal vaccine in the 1980s, the incidence of pneumonia has decreased significantly...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735054/linezolid-activity-against-clinical-gram-positive-cocci-with-advanced-antimicrobial-drug-resistance-in-iran
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Hamidreza Houri, Hossein Kazemian, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie, Asieh Taji, Zahra Tayebi, Hamid Heidari
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to investigate the linezolid activity against clinical Gram-positive cocci with advanced antimicrobial drug resistance. METHODS: A collection of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE), penicillin non-susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae (PNSP), and group B streptococci (GBS) were isolated from various clinical samples. Antimicrobial susceptibility tests were done using standard methods Subsequently, we investigated linezolid antibacterial activities, the first approved oxazolidinone against isolates by the standard broth microdilution method...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733150/seven-new-lignan-glycosides-from-the-branches-of-alangium-kurzii-craib-var-laxifolium
#18
Jie Ren, Yang-Guo Xie, Ying-Ying Huang, Sheng-Lan Zhu, Shi-Kai Yan, Hui-Zi Jin, Wei-Dong Zhang
Seven new lignan glycosides (1-3, 8-10, and 14) and 17 known compounds were isolated from the branches of Alangium kurzii Craib var. laxifolium. Their structures were established by spectroscopic analysis and circular dichroism (CD) and X-ray analysis. The isolated compounds were evaluated for their antibacterial activities against Staphylococcus aureus CI1011, Streptococcus suis CI1608, Salmonella gallinarum CI0912, Enterococcus faecalis CI1304, Aeromonas hydrophila CI1008, Escherichia coli CI151012, Vibrio parahaemolyticus CI150506, Klebsiella pneumoniae CI131216, Pseudomonas aeruginosa CI1011, Staphylococcus epidermidis CI1110, and Streptococcus agalactiae CI1302...
July 19, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729954/clinical-streptococcal-isolates-distinct-from-streptococcus-pneumoniae-but-containing-the-%C3%AE-glucosyltransferase-tts-gene-and-expressing-serotype-37-capsular-polysaccharide
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Carmen L Sheppard, Georgia Kapatai, Karen Broughton, Ulf Schaefer, Matthew Hannah, David J Litt, Norman K Fry
The major virulence factor of the pneumococcus, and target for conjugate vaccines, is the polysaccharide capsule, which is usually encoded by the highly variable cps locus. Serotype 37 is an unusual pneumococcal type in which the single β-glucosyltransferase gene responsible for serotype capsule production (tts) is located outside of the capsular operon region. Using a previously described automated whole genome sequence (WGS)-based serotyping bioinformatics tool, PneumoCaT, we identified and investigated seven clinical isolates (three from blood cultures) of non-pneumococcal streptococci containing a highly homologous tts and included them in a study panel of 20 isolates which included a 11 further clinical isolates of S...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729050/an-infant-with-concurrent-serotype-6c-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-and-infectious-mononucleosis
#20
Naoko Nishikawa-Nakamura, Takafumi Okada, Keiko Nishimura, Tsuyako Iwai, Kimiko Ubukata, Satoshi Iwata, Asayuki Iwai
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a main causative agent of serious invasive bacterial infections. However, concurrent infection with invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and viral infectious mononucleosis (IM) is rare. We report an infant with serotype 6C infection causing IPD occurring simultaneously with IM. A previously healthy 11-month-old girl referred to our hospital because of fever, leukopenia, and elevated C-reactive protein presented to us with disturbance of consciousness, tachycardia, tachypnea and agranulocytosis...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
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