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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342707/clinical-characteristics-microbiology-and-outcomes-of-external-ventricular-drainage-associated-infections-the-importance-of-active-treatment
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Constantinos Tsioutis, Spyridon A Karageorgos, Soultana Stratakou, Stella Soundoulounaki, Dimitrios Karambetsos, George Kouyentakis, Achilleas Gikas
Data concerning clinical characteristics, microbiology, treatment and outcomes of external ventricular drainage-associated infections (EVDAI) are limited. All hospitalized patients with EVDAI in a University Hospital between January 2009 and December 2015 were retrospective recorded. Only the first episode per patient was included. An antibiotic was considered "active" when its pharmacokinetic properties were appropriate for EVDAI and the implicated microorganism was in vitro susceptible. During the 7-year study period, 36 EVDAI were identified...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342611/short-communication-identification-of-corynebacterium-bovis-by-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometry
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Helio Langoni, Carolina Polo Camargo da Silva, Marcella Zampoli Troncarelli, Alessandra Tata, Katia Roberta Anacleto Belaz, Marcos Nogueira Eberlin, Samea Fernandes Joaquim, Felipe Freitas Guimarães, Renata Bonini Pardo, Eduardo Nardini Gomes
Corynebacterium bovis is a mastitis-causing microorganism responsible for economic losses related to decrease in milk production. The aim of the study was identify Corynebacterium spp. strains recovered from milk samples of subclinical mastitis by using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS). Samples were collected during a 10-mo mastitis-monitoring program in a high-production dairy farm. In this study, 80 strains were analyzed; from these 54 (67.5%) were identified at species level as Corynebacterium bovis, 24 (31...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342608/production-of-reuterin-in-a-fermented-milk-product-by-lactobacillus-reuteri-inhibition-of-pathogens-spoilage-microorganisms-and-lactic-acid-bacteria
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Y Ortiz-Rivera, R Sánchez-Vega, N Gutiérrez-Méndez, J León-Félix, C Acosta-Muñiz, D R Sepulveda
We assessed the antimicrobial activity of reuterin produced in vitro in glycerol aqueous solutions in situ by Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC 53608 as part of a fermented milk product against starter (Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus), spoilage (Penicillium expansum), pathogenic (Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica ssp. enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes), and pathogen surrogate (Escherichia coli DH5α) microorganisms. We also assayed the influence of cold storage (28 d at 4°C) and reuterin on the color and rheology of the fermented milk product...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342593/taxocoenosis-of-epibenthic-dinoflagellates-in-the-coastal-waters-of-the-northern-yucatan-peninsula-before-and-after-the-harmful-algal-bloom-event-in-2011-2012
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Ana C Aguilar-Trujillo, Yuri B Okolodkov, Jorge A Herrera-Silveira, Fany Del C Merino-Virgilio, Citlalli Galicia-García
Eutrophication causes the major impact in the coastal waters of the state of Yucatan. In general, loss of water quality and biological communities and massive development of toxic microorganisms are some of the consequences of this phenomenon. To reveal changes in species composition and cell abundance of the taxocoenosis of epibenthic dinoflagellates before and after a harmful algal bloom event in the water column that lasted about 150days (August-December 2011) in the Dzilam - San Crisanto area (northern Yucatan Peninsula, southeastern Gulf of Mexico) were the main objectives of the present study...
March 22, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342576/biological-co2-mitigation-from-coal-power-plant-by-chlorella-fusca-and-spirulina-sp
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Jessica Hartwig Duarte, Etiele Greque de Morais, Elisângela Martha Radmann, Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa
CO2 biofixation by microalgae and cyanobacteria is an environmentally sustainable way to mitigate coal burn gas emissions. In this work the microalga Chlorella fusca LEB 111 and the cyanobacteria Spirulina sp. LEB 18 were cultivated using CO2 from coal flue gas as a carbon source. The intermittent flue gas injection in the cultures enable the cells growth and CO2 biofixation by these microorganisms. The Chlorella fusca isolated from a coal power plant could fix 2.6 times more CO2 than Spirulina sp. The maximum daily CO2 from coal flue gas biofixation was obtained with Chlorella fusca (360...
March 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339502/histological-and-anatomical-structure-of-the-nasal-cavity-of-bama-minipigs
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Jingjing Yang, Lei Dai, Qinghua Yu, Qian Yang
OBJECTIVE: The nasal mucosa is equipped with abundant lymphatic tissues, serving as the first line of defense against invasion by microorganisms. In this study, we characterized the features of the nasal mucosa of Bama minipigs (Sus scrofa domestica) via histological analysis. METHODS: Five cross sections (I, II, III, IV, and V) were obtained from the distal end of the nasal cavity toward the pharynx (along the cavity axis) and examined. Specifically, CD3+ T cells, immunoglobulin A (IgA)+ cells, and M cells were detected by immunohistochemistry, while dendritic cells (DCs) were detected by immunofluorescence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339473/characterization-of-lignocellulolytic-activities-from-fungi-isolated-from-the-deep-sea-sponge-stelletta-normani
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Ramón Alberto Batista-García, Thomas Sutton, Stephen A Jackson, Omar Eduardo Tovar-Herrera, Edgar Balcázar-López, María Del Rayo Sánchez-Carbente, Ayixon Sánchez-Reyes, Alan D W Dobson, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol
Extreme habitats have usually been regarded as a source of microorganisms that possess robust proteins that help enable them to survive in such harsh conditions. The deep sea can be considered an extreme habitat due to low temperatures (<5°C) and high pressure, however marine sponges survive in these habitats. While bacteria derived from deep-sea marine sponges have been studied, much less information is available on fungal biodiversity associated with these sponges. Following screening of fourteen fungi isolated from the deep-sea sponge Stelletta normani sampled at a depth of 751 metres, three halotolerant strains (TS2, TS11 and TS12) were identified which displayed high CMCase and xylanase activities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339377/stability-of-clindamycin-hydrochloride-in-pcca-base-suspendit
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Yashoda V Pramar, Richard A Graves, Grace A Ledet, Kelly V Phan, Levon A Bostanian, Tarun K Mandal
Clindamycin is an effective antibiotic in the treatment of infections caused by certain gram-positive and gram-negative anaerobic microorganisms. While manufactured forms of the drug for pediatric use are available, there are instances when a compounded liquid dosage form is essential to meet unique patient needs. The purpose of this study was to determine the chemical stability of clindamycin hydrochloride in the PCCA base SuspendIt, a sugar-free, paraben- free, dye-free, and gluten-free thixotropic vehicle containing a natural sweetener obtained from the monk fruit...
September 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339291/bronchial-microbiome-pa-biofilm-forming-capacity-and-exacerbation-in-severe-copd-patients-colonized-by-p-aerugirona
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Marian Garcia-Nuñez, Sara Marti, Carmen Puig, Vicente Perez-Brocal, Laura Millares, Salud Santos, Carmen Ardanuy, Andres Moya, Josefina Liñares, Eduard Monsó
AIM: The bronchial microbiome of severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients colonized by Pseudomonas aeruginosa was analyzed using 16S rRNA gene sequencing to identify differences related to biofilm-forming capacity. PATIENTS & METHODS: Patient sputum samples from 21 patients were studied. RESULTS: Statistically significant differences related to biofilm-forming capacity were only found for genera with relative abundances <1%, and Fusobacterium was over-represented when biofilm-forming capacity was high...
March 24, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339182/widespread-and-indiscriminate-nanosilver-use-genuine-potential-for-microbial-resistance
#10
Cindy Gunawan, Christopher P Marquis, Rose Amal, Georgios A Sotiriou, Scott A Rice, Elizabeth J Harry
In this era of increasing antibiotic resistance, the use of alternative antimicrobials such as silver has become more widespread. Superior antimicrobial activity has been provided through fabrication of silver nanoparticles or nanosilver (NAg), which imparts cytotoxic actions distinct from those of bulk silver. In the wake of the recent discoveries of bacterial resistance to NAg and its rising incorporation in medical and consumer goods such as wound dressings and dietary supplements, we argue that there is an urgent need to monitor the prevalence and spread of NAg microbial resistance...
March 24, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338676/dirhamnolipids-secreted-from-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-modify-anjpegungal-susceptibility-of-aspergillus-fumigatus-by-inhibiting-%C3%AE-1-3-glucan-synthase-activity
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Benoit Briard, Vero Rasoldier, Perrine Bomme, Noureddine ElAouad, Catherine Guerreiro, Pierre Chassagne, Laetitia Muszkieta, Jean-Paul Latgé, Laurence Mulard, Anne Beauvais
Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Aspergillus fumigatus are the two microorganisms responsible for most of the chronic infections in cystic fibrosis patients. P. aeruginosa is known to produce quorum-sensing controlled rhamnolipids during chronic infections. Here we show that the dirhamnolipids secreted from P. aeruginosa (i) induce A. fumigatus to produce an extracellular matrix, rich in galactosaminogalactan, 1,8-dihydroxynaphthalene (DHN)- and pyo-melanin, surrounding their hyphae, which facilitates P. aeruginosa binding and (ii) inhibit A...
March 24, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338674/biofilm-formation-enables-free-living-nitrogen-fixing-rhizobacteria-to-fix-nitrogen-under-aerobic-conditions
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Di Wang, Anming Xu, Claudine Elmerich, Luyan Z Ma
The multicellular communities of microorganisms known as biofilms are of high significance in agricultural setting, yet it is largely unknown about the biofilm formed by nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Here we report the biofilm formation by Pseudomonas stutzeri A1501, a free-living rhizospheric bacterium, capable of fixing nitrogen under microaerobic and nitrogen-limiting conditions. P. stutzeri A1501 tended to form biofilm in minimal media, especially under nitrogen depletion condition. Under such growth condition, the biofilms formed at the air-liquid interface (termed as pellicles) and the colony biofilms on agar plates exhibited nitrogenase activity in air...
March 24, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338601/mycotoxin-biotransformation-by-native-and-commercial-enzymes-present-and-future-perspectives
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Martina Loi, Francesca Fanelli, Vania C Liuzzi, Antonio F Logrieco, Giuseppina Mulè
Worldwide mycotoxins contamination has a significant impact on animal and human health, and leads to economic losses accounted for billions of dollars annually. Since the application of pre- and post- harvest strategies, including chemical or physical removal, are not sufficiently effective, biological transformation is considered the most promising yet challenging approach to reduce mycotoxins accumulation. Although several microorganisms were reported to degrade mycotoxins, only a few enzymes have been identified, purified and characterized for this activity...
March 24, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337880/effects-of-anesthesia-using-propofol-and-etomidate-on-t-lymphocyte-subpopulation-of-infectious-shock-patients-in-perioperative-period
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Y Wang, J Zhang, S J Zhang
Infectious or septic shock is induced when a toxic microorganism invades blood circulation in the human body. Emergency operation is an effective method for treating infectious shock in the early stages although the use of anesthesia is more complex due to the internal disorders caused by the disease. This study explored the effects of propofol and etomidate anesthesia on the cellular immune function (T lymphocyte subpopulation) of infectious shock patients, aiming to provide a basis for the selection of the proper anesthetic method...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337840/electrogenic-single-species-biocomposites-as-anodes-for-microbial-fuel-cells
#15
Patrick Kaiser, Steffen Reich, Daniel Leykam, Monika Willert-Porada, Andreas Greiner, Ruth Freitag
Integration of electrogenic microorganisms remains a challenge in biofuel cell technology. Here, synthetic biocomposites ("artificial biofilms") are proposed. Bacteria (Shewanella oneidensis) are embedded in a hydrogel matrix (poly(vinyl alcohol)) via wet- and electrospinning, creating fibers and nonwoven gauzes. The bacteria remain viable and metabolically active. The performance is compared to S. oneidensis suspension cultures and "natural" biofilms. While lower than with the suspension cultures, the power output from the fuel cells with the artificial biofilms is higher than with the natural one...
March 24, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337691/purification-and-characterization-of-elizabethkingia-l-amino-acid-esterase-an-enzyme-useful-for-enzymatic-synthesis-of-the-dipeptide-valyl-glycine
#16
Takahiro Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Takagi, Hossain Md Saddam, Yoichi Takeda, Mamoru Wakayama
Valyl-glycine (Val-Gly) is useful as a synthetic substrate of γ-glutamyl-valyl-glycine (γ-Glu-Val-Gly), which exhibits a strong taste of "kokumi." For efficient enzymatic synthesis of Val-Gly from valine methylester and glycine using L-amino acid esterase (LAE), we screened microorganisms producing LAE with synthetic activity toward Val-Gly. Among 17 isolates showing LAE activity, Elizabethkingia sp. TT1, which was identified by 16S rDNA sequence analysis, showed the highest synthetic activity toward Val-Gly...
March 24, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337637/in-vivo-paracoccidioides-sp-biofilm-on-vascular-prosthesis
#17
Maria Emilia Cattana, Maria Fernanda Tracogna, Isabel Marques, Florencia Rojas, Mariana Fernández, María de Los Ángeles Sosa, Javier Mussin, Gustavo Giusiano
Paracoccidioidomycosis is an endemic mycosis caused by Paracoccidioides species limited to Latin America arising with the chronic form in 90% of cases. The capacity of microorganisms to form biofilms is considered of great importance medical since can contribute to the persistence and to the chronic state of the diseases. The ability of Paracoccidioides to form biofilm has been demonstrated in vitro. In our study, for the first time we have observed this capability in vivo on a vascular prosthesis using scanning electron microscope showing a dense network of Paracoccidioides yeasts covered by an extracellular matrix...
March 23, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337188/influence-of-herbicide-triasulfuron-on-soil-microbial-community-in-an-unamended-soil-and-a-soil-amended-with-organic-residues
#18
Eva Pose-Juan, José M Igual, María J Sánchez-Martín, M S Rodríguez-Cruz
The effect of organic amendments and pesticides on a soil microbial community has garnered considerable interest due to the involvement of microorganisms in numerous soil conservation and maintenance reactions. The aim of this work was to assess the influence on a soil microbial community of the simultaneous application of the herbicide triasulfuron at three doses (2, 10, and 50 mg kg(-1)), with an organic amendment [sewage sludge (SS) or green compost (GC)]. Dissipation kinetics, soil microbial biomass, dehydrogenase activity (DHA) and respiration, and the profile of phospholipid fatty acids (PLFAs) extracted from the soil, were determined in unamended (S) soil and amended (S+SS and S+GC) ones...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336899/nanoemulsified-d-limonene-reduces-the-heat-resistance-of-salmonella-senftenberg-over-50-times
#19
María Ros-Chumillas, Alberto Garre, Javier Maté, Alfredo Palop, Paula M Periago
Salmonella Senftenberg is a pathogen agent causative of foodborne disease and it is considered the most heat-resistant serovar within this genus. Food industries use heat treatment and chemical antimicrobials in order to eliminate this microorganism in food, but consumers prefer natural antimicrobials as essential oils and their components. This study evaluates the combined effect of thermal treatments and different concentrations of D-limonene nanoemulsion on the inactivation of Salmonella (S.) Senftenberg...
March 15, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336882/antimicrobial-polymers-in-the-nano-world
#20
REVIEW
Marta Álvarez-Paino, Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla, Marta Fernández-García
Infections are one of the main concerns of our era due to antibiotic-resistant infections and the increasing costs in the health-care sector. Within this context, antimicrobial polymers present a great alternative to combat these problems since their mechanisms of action differ from those of antibiotics. Therefore, the microorganisms' resistance to these polymeric materials is avoided. Antimicrobial polymers are not only applied in the health-care sector, they are also used in many other areas. This review presents different strategies that combine nanoscience and nanotechnology in the polymer world to combat contaminations from bacteria, fungi or algae...
February 22, 2017: Nanomaterials
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