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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160197/isolation-and-molecular-characterization-of-group-b-streptococcus-from-laboratory-long-evans-rats-rattus-norvegicus-with-and-without-invasive-group-b-streptococcal-disease
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Caroline Bodi Winn, Vasudevan Bakthavatchalu, Michael Y Esmail, Yan Feng, JoAnn Dzink-Fox, Lauren Richey, Scott E Perkins, Eric K Nordberg, James G Fox
PURPOSE: Group B Streptococcus (S. agalactiae, GBS) is a Gram-positive opportunistic pathogen that inhabits the respiratory, urogenital and gastrointestinal tracts of humans and animals. Maternal colonization of GBS is a risk factor for a spectrum of clinical diseases in humans and a principle cause of neonatal meningitis and septicaemia. METHODOLOGY: We describe polymicrobial sepsis including GBS in two gravid adult female Long-Evans rats experiencing acute mortality from a colony of long-term breeding pairs...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157899/epidemiology-of-diabetic-foot-infections-in-a-reference-tertiary-hospital-in-india
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Sanjith Saseedharan, Manisa Sahu, Roonam Chaddha, Edwin Pathrose, Arun Bal, Pallavi Bhalekar, Priyadharshini Sekar, Padma Krishnan
INTRODUCTION: The present study attempts to examine the microbial profile and antibiotic susceptibility of diabetic foot infections in the intensive care unit of a tertiary referral centre for diabetic foot. As part of the study, we also attempted to find the prevalence of blaNDM-like gene among carbapenem-resistant gram negative infections. METHODOLOGY: A prospective study of 261 patients with diabetic foot infections was performed during the period between January 2014 and June 2014...
November 1, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157323/prevalence-and-factors-associated-with-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-organisms-in-patients-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Charlesnika T Evans, Margaret A Fitzpatrick, Makoto M Jones, Stephen P Burns, Linda Poggensee, Swetha Ramanathan, Sherri L LaVela, Nasia Safdar, Katie J Suda
OBJECTIVE Infections caused by multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms (MDRGNOs) have been increasing every year. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of MDRGNOs and factors associated with MDRGNOs in patients with spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D). DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) electronic health record data from 142 VA facilities were evaluated for 19,642 patients with SCI/D. Multivariable cluster-adjusted models were fit to identify factors associated with MDRGNO...
November 21, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155834/measuring-the-microbiome-of-chronic-wounds-with-use-of-a-topical-antimicrobial-dressing-a-feasibility-study
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Lindsay Kalan, Mi Zhou, Michele Labbie, Benjamin Willing
BACKGROUND: Polymicrobial communities colonize all wounds, and biofilms are hypothesized to be a key link to the chronic state and stalled healing. Molecular methods offer greater insight when studying microbial ecology in chronic wounds, as only a small fraction of wound bacteria are cultured by currently available methods and studies have shown little agreement between culture and molecular based approaches. Some interventions, like dressings with oxidized silver, are reported to help the stalled wounds move to a normal healing trajectory but the underlying mechanisms are difficult to measure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154506/evaluation-of-major-and-minor-lower-extremity-amputation-in-diabetic-foot-patients
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Fırat Ozan, Kaan Gürbüz, İlhami Çelik, Zehra Beştepe Dursun, Erdal Uzun
Background/aim: We evaluated the existing risk factors with clinical results in patients who underwent major and minor amputation of the lower extremity as a result of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Materials and methods: We retrospectively studied 107 patients who had undergone lower extremity amputation. The patients were divided into minor (Group 1, n = 75) and major (Group 2, n = 32) amputation groups. On clinical evaluation, the type of surgery performed, smoking history, comorbidities, duration of diabetes mellitus (DM) diagnosis, duration of DFU presence, peripheral neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, results of deep tissue culture, length of hospitalization, and blood parameters were investigated...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153062/-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-lightcycler%C3%A2-septifast-assay-in-the-childhood-febrile-neutropenia
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Esra Mimaroğlu, Elvan Çağlar Çıtak, Necdet Kuyucu, Gönül Arslan
Infection is the main problem among the patients receiving cancer therapy. The mortality rate can be reduced by the appropriate treatment in the right time. Although blood culture is the gold standard for the diagnoses of sepsis, many factors influence the results of blood culture in children. For this reason, real time polymerase chain reaction (Rt-PCR) has gained importance for the diagnoses of microbiological agents as it is faster than the conventional methods. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of SeptiFast (SF) test with blood culture among children with neutropenic fever...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152577/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-contact-dependent-growth-inhibition-plays-dual-role-in-host-pathogen-interactions
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Jeffrey A Melvin, Jordan R Gaston, Shawn N Phillips, Michael J Springer, Christopher W Marshall, Robert M Q Shanks, Jennifer M Bomberger
Microorganisms exist in a diverse ecosystem and have evolved many different mechanisms for sensing and influencing the polymicrobial environment around them, utilizing both diffusible and contact-dependent signals. Contact-dependent growth inhibition (CDI) is one such communication system employed by Gram-negative bacteria. In addition to CDI mediation of growth inhibition, recent studies have demonstrated CDI-mediated control of communal behaviors such as biofilm formation. We postulated that CDI may therefore play an active role in host-pathogen interactions, allowing invading strains to establish themselves at polymicrobial mucosal interfaces through competitive interactions while simultaneously facilitating pathogenic capabilities via CDI-mediated signaling...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150444/toll-like-receptor-4-induced-ryanodine-receptor-2-oxidation-and-sarcoplasmic-reticulum-ca2-leakage-promote-cardiac-contractile-dysfunction-in-sepsis
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Jie Yang, Rui Zhang, Xin Jiang, Jingzhang Lv, Ying Li, Hongyu Ye, Wenjuan Liu, Gang Wang, Cuicui Zhang, Na Zheng, Ming Dong, Yan Wang, Peiya Chen, Kumar Santosh, Yong Jiang, Jie Liu
Studies suggest the potential role of sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca2+ leak in cardiac contractile dysfunction in sepsis. However, direct supporting evidence is lacking, and the mechanisms underlying this SR leak are poorly understood. Here, we investigated the changes in cardiac Ca2+ handling and contraction in LPS-treated rat cardiomyocytes and a mouse model of polymicrobial sepsis produced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). LPS decreased the systolic Ca2+ transient and myocyte contraction, as well as SR Ca2+ content...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148882/characterization-of-a-polymicrobial-dermal-infection-in-a-peninsular-pronghorn-antilocapra-americana-peninsularis-in-baja-california-mexico
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Patricia Velez, Lucía Romero, Jamvier Lopez-Tello, Olga A Callejas-Negrete, Meritxell Riquelme
In situ conservation efforts are assisting the recovery of free-ranging populations of the endangered peninsular pronghorns (Antilocapra americana peninsularis) at the Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California Sur, Mexico. We detected a polymicrobial dermal infection. Etiologic agents were identified as a keratinophilic dermatomycete and opportunistic pathogenic bacteria.
November 17, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146304/extensive-evaluation-of-fastidious-anaerobic-bacteria-recovery-from-the-copan-eswab%C3%A2-transport-system
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Thomas Demuyser, Deborah De Geyter, Daisy Van Dorpe, Kristof Vandoorslaer, Ingrid Wybo
Anaerobic infections are difficult to diagnose and treat, because of the often slow in vitro growth, the polymicrobial nature and the increasing antimicrobial resistance. Furthermore because of their fastidiousness, anaerobic bacteria often stay unrecognized in clinical practice. Clinical specimens potentially harboring these species require special handling to permit satisfactory recovery of these potential important pathogens. In a clinical setting, temporary storage and transportation to the laboratory are unavoidable before these specimens can be cultured...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145798/experimental-transmission-of-bovine-digital-dermatitis-to-sheep-development-of-an-infection-model
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Jennifer H Wilson-Welder, Jarlath E Nally, David P Alt, Mitchell V Palmer, John Coatney, Paul Plummer
Digital dermatitis is an infectious cause of lameness primarily affecting cattle but also described in sheep, goats, and wild elk. Digital dermatitis is a polymicrobial infection, involving several Treponema species and other anaerobic bacteria. Although the exact etiology has not been demonstrated, a number of bacterial, host, and environmental factors are thought to contribute to disease development. To study host-bacterial interactions, a reproducible laboratory model of infection is required. The objective of this study was to demonstrate key aspects of bovine digital dermatitis lesions in an easy-to-handle sheep model...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142386/polymicrobial-blood-stream-infection-consensus-definition-is-required
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Sunil Kumar Garg, Pragya Garg
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October 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139623/extracellular-proteinases-of-candida-species-pathogenic-yeasts
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Maria Rapala-Kozik, Oliwia Bochenska, Dorota Zajac, Justyna Karkowska-Kuleta, Mariusz Gogol, Marcin Zawrotniak, Andrzej Kozik
The increased incidence of severe disseminated infections caused by opportunistic yeast-like fungi Candida spp. highlights the urgent need for research into the major virulence factors of these pathogens - extracellular aspartic proteinases of the candidapepsin and yapsin families. Classically, these enzymes were considered to be generally destructive factors that damage host tissues and provide nutrients for pathogen propagation. However, in recent decades, novel and more specific functions have been suggested for extracellular candidal proteinases...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138886/clinical-predictors-of-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-bacteremia-in-adult-patients-with-hematologic-malignancy
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Si-Ho Kim, Sun Young Cho, Cheol-In Kang, Hyeri Seok, Kyungmin Huh, Young Eun Ha, Doo Ryeon Chung, Nam Yong Lee, Kyong Ran Peck, Jae-Hoon Song
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (SM) has emerged as an important nosocomial pathogen with high morbidity and mortality. Because of its unique antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, appropriate antimicrobial therapy for SM bacteremia is still challenging, especially in immunocompromised patients. The present study was performed to assess clinical predictors of SM bacteremia in adult patients with hematologic malignancy. From 2006 through 2016, a case-control study was performed at a tertiary-care hospital. Case patients were defined as SM bacteremia in patients with hematologic malignancy...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133918/fast-simultaneous-assessment-of-renal-and-liver-function-using-polymethine-dyes-in-animal-models-of-chronic-and-acute-organ-injury
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A T Press, M J Butans, T P Haider, C Weber, S Neugebauer, M Kiehntopf, U S Schubert, M G Clemens, M Bauer, A Kortgen
Simultaneous assessment of excretory liver and kidney function is still an unmet need in experimental stress models as well as in critical care. The aim of the study was to characterize two polymethine-dyes potentially suitable for this purpose in vivo. Plasma disappearance rate and elimination measurements of simultaneously injected fluorescent dyes DY-780 (hepato-biliary elimination) and DY-654(renal elimination) were conducted using catheter techniques and intravital microscopy in animals subjected to different organ injuries, i...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133126/the-role-of-urotensin-ii-and-its-receptors-in-sepsis-induced-lung-injury-under-diabetic-conditions
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Rustem Anil Ugan, Elif Cadirci, Zekai Halici, Erdem Toktay, Irfan Cinar
This study aimed to investigate the potential role of urotensin-II receptors in sepsis-induced lung injury in diabetic mice using urotensin-II receptor agonists and antagonists. A total of 110 male CD1 mice were used in this study. Diabetes was induced by 200mg/kg streptozotocin. One month after diabetes induction, the cecal ligation and puncture-induced polymicrobial sepsis model was applied in the diabetic and non-diabetic mice. Low and high doses of human urotensin-II agonist (HU-II) and antagonist (palosuran) were administered one hour after sepsis induction...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130039/a-sustained-release-membrane-of-thiazolidinedione-8-effect-on-formation-of-a-candida-bacteria-mixed-biofilm-on-hydroxyapatite-in-a-continuous-flow-model
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Mark Feldman, Julia Shenderovich, Eran Lavy, Michael Friedman, Doron Steinberg
Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) have been found to act as effective quorum sensing quenchers, capable of preventing biofilm formation. Our previous studies demonstrated a profound antibiofilm effect of the TZD derivative thiazolidinedione-8 (S-8), either in solution or incorporated into a sustained-release membrane (SRM-S-8) under batch conditions. In the present study, we used a constant depth film fermenter model in order to investigate the impact of SRM-S-8 on mixed C. albicans-S. mutans biofilm development, under flow conditions...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129272/incidence-and-risk-factors-for-infection-in-spine-surgery-a-prospective-multicenter-study-of-1764-instrumented-spinal-procedures
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Wenfei Gu, Laiyong Tu, Zhiquan Liang, Zhenbin Wang, Kahaer Aikenmu, Ge Chu, Enfeng Zhang, Jiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a common complication in spinal surgery, imposing a high burden on patients and society. However, information about its characteristics and related risk factors is limited. We designed this prospective, multicenter study to address this issue. METHODS: From January 2015 through February 2016, a total of 1764 patients who had spinal trauma or degenerative spinal diseases were treated with instrumented surgeries and followed up for 1 year with complete data...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127663/poly-i-c-priming-exacerbates-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-induced-polymicrobial-sepsis-in-mice
#19
Deepika Sharma, Ankit Malik, Nandakumar Packiriswamy, Michael D Steury, Narayanan Parameswaran
Sepsis continues to be a major healthcare issue with one of the highest mortality rates in intensive care units. Toll-like receptors are pattern recognition receptors that are intricately involved in the pathogenesis of sepsis. TLR3 is a major receptor for double-stranded RNA and is largely associated with immunity to viral infection. In this study, we examined the role of TLR3 priming in the immunopathology of sepsis using cecal-ligation and puncture (CLP) model of sepsis in mice. Mice injected with vehicle or poly(I:C) were subjected to sham or CLP surgery and various parameters of sepsis, including mortality, inflammation, and bacterial clearance were assessed...
November 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121069/developing-selective-media-for-quantification-of-multispecies-biofilms-following-antibiotic-treatment
#20
Eva Vandeplassche, Tom Coenye, Aurélie Crabbé
The lungs of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are chronically colonized by a polymicrobial biofilm community, leading to difficult-to-treat infections. To combat these infections, CF patients are commonly treated with a variety of antibiotics. Understanding the dynamics of polymicrobial community composition in response to antibiotic therapy is essential in the search for novel therapies. Culture-dependent quantification of individual bacteria from defined multispecies biofilms is frequently carried out by plating on selective media...
2017: PloS One
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