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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327781/treatment-with-proton-pump-inhibitors-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-patients-with-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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D Bettinger, D Martin, S Rieg, M Schultheiss, N Buettner, R Thimme, T Boettler
BACKGROUND: Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are often used in patients with gastro-esophageal reflux and peptic ulcer disease. A higher risk for infectious diseases and for pyogenic liver abscess has been reported in patients with prolonged PPI intake. Although many patients have ongoing PPI treatment after diagnosis of liver abscess, there are no data available that focus on the prognostic impact of PPI treatment in these patients. AIM: To analyse the effect of PPI treatment on mortality in patients with pyogenic liver abscesses...
January 12, 2018: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326768/streptococcus-constellatus-spondylodiscitis-in-a-teenager-a-case-report
#2
S W Lim, H Y Lim, T Kannaiah, Z Zuki
Streptococcus constellatus is an extremely rare cause of pyogenic spondylodiscitis. Literature search yielded only one case report in an elderly 72 years old man with spontaneous T10-T11 S. constellatus spondylodiscitis. It is virtually unheard of in young teenage. We report the case of a 14 years old male teenager who presented with worsening low back pain for one year with no neurological deficit. Imaging studies were consistent with features of L4-L5 spondylodiscitis. CT guided biopsy grew a pure culture of streptococcus constellatus sensitive to penicillin and erythromycin...
November 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324905/strains-of-bacterial-species-induce-a-greatly-varied-acute-adaptive-immune-response-the-contribution-of-the-accessory-genome
#3
Uri Sela, Chad W Euler, Joel Correa da Rosa, Vincent A Fischetti
A fundamental question in human susceptibility to bacterial infections is to what extent variability is a function of differences in the pathogen species or in individual humans. To focus on the pathogen species, we compared in the same individual the human adaptive T and B cell immune response to multiple strains of two major human pathogens, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. We found wide variability in the acute adaptive immune response induced by various strains of a species, with a unique combination of activation within the two arms of the adaptive response...
January 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324374/ileal-gist-presenting-with-bacteremia-and-liver-abscess-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Marina Gorelik, Braulio Sabates, Adel Elkbuli, Tony Dunne
INTRODUCTION: Small intestine gastrointestinal stromal tumors can infrequently present with intra-abdominal abscess, perforation, obstruction or fistula. Tumor-small intestine fistula is a rare phenomenon and occurs as a result of GISTs' propensity to cause mucosal ulceration. This allows bacteria from the gut to gain access to the systemic circulation and predisposes the patient to bacteremia and pyogenic liver abscess. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a 63-year-old female whose initial symptoms included fever, nausea, vomiting and right upper quadrant pain...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323082/pyogenic-liver-abscess-associated-with-oral-flora-bacterium-streptococcus-anginosus-in-a-patient-with-underlying-tuberculosis
#5
Sunite A Ganju, Neha Gautam, Garima Sharma
Streptococcus anginosus forms a part of the commensal flora of the oral cavity. However, it can be aggressive and may lead to gastrointestinal and urogenital infections. We present an interesting case and course in a 38-year-old immunocompetent female patient with pyogenic liver abscess due to S. anginosus infection who had multiple carious teeth and underlying pulmonary tuberculosis.
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320769/electronic-nose-in-the-detection-of-wound-infection-bacteria-from-bacterial-cultures-a-proof-of-principle-study
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Taavi Saviauk, Juha P Kiiski, Maarit K Nieminen, Nelly N Tamminen, Antti N Roine, Pekka S Kumpulainen, Lauri J Hokkinen, Markus T Karjalainen, Risto E Vuento, Janne J Aittoniemi, Terho J Lehtimäki, Niku K Oksala
BACKGROUND: Soft tissue infections, including postoperative wound infections, result in a significant burden for modern society. Rapid diagnosis of wound infections is based on bacterial stains, cultures, and polymerase chain reaction assays, and the results are available earliest after several hours, but more often not until days after. Therefore, antibiotic treatment is often administered empirically without a specific diagnosis. METHODS: We employed our electronic nose (eNose) system for this proof-of-concept study, aiming to differentiate the most relevant bacteria causing wound infections utilizing a set of clinical bacterial cultures on identical blood culture dishes, and established bacterial lines from the gaseous headspace...
January 10, 2018: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318401/synthesis-anti-microbial-activity-cytotoxicity-of-some-novel-substituted-5-3-1h-benzo-d-imidazol-2-yl-4-hydroxybenzyl-benzofuran-2-yl-phenyl-methanone-analogs
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Bhookya Shankar, Pochampally Jalapathi, Balabadra Saikrishna, Shaym Perugu, Vijjulatha Manga
BACKGROUND: There is a dire need for the discovery and development of new antimicrobial agents after several experiments for a better resistance of microorganisms towards antimicrobial agents become a serious health problem for a few years in the past. As benzimidazole possess various types of biological activities, it has been synthesized, in the present study, a new series of (5-(3-(1H-benzo[d]imidazol-2-yl)-4-hydroxybenzyl)benzofuran-2-yl)(phenyl)methanone analogs by using the condensation and screened for its in vitro antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity...
January 9, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317948/colon-carcinoma-presenting-as-streptococcus-anginosus-bacteremia-and-liver-abscess
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Prashanth Rawla, Anantha R Vellipuram, Sathyajit S Bandaru, Jeffrey Pradeep Raj
A collection of dead white blood cells within the liver is called a liver abscess, and pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is the most common type. PLA is commonly associated with biliary tract infections. However, in this case report, we present a rare cause of Streptococcus anginosus bacteremia and PLA which is associated with a carcinoma of the colon at the splenic flexure. The presentation mimicked a cholecystitis clinically, but the radio-imaging revealed a liver abscess. Blood cultures revealed an uncommon etiological agent, S...
December 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29308558/inactivation-of-m111-protein-gene-modifies-streptococcus-pyogenes-interactions-with-mouse-macrophages-in-vitro
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M A Suvorova, T A Kramskaya, A N Suvorov, E P Kiseleva
Immunomodulatory properties of S. pyogenes protein M111 were studied on the model of Gurov strain and its isogenic mutant not expressing M protein. Mouse resident peritoneal macrophages were incubated with bacteria and generation of nitroxide and superoxide anions and production of IL-6, IL-10, and IL-17 were evaluated. Protein M111 modified macrophage response: it exhibited antiphagocytic activity, prevented ROS formation, and stimulated the production of anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10. The results suggested that this protein could serve in the bacteria as a factor suppressing the host defense forces and promoting the realization of the strategy beneficial for pathogens - escape from the host immune defense...
January 8, 2018: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306007/molecular-discrimination-of-bacillus-cereus-group-species-in-foods-lettuce-spinach-and-kimbap-using-quantitative-real-time-pcr-targeting-groel-and-gyrb
#10
Shuai Wei, Ramachandran Chelliah, Byung-Jae Park, Joong-Hyun Park, Fereidoun Forghani, Youn-Seo Park, Min-Seok Cho, Dong-Suk Park, Deog-Hwan Oh
The aim of the study was to identify and evaluate specific biomarkers to differentiate within Bacillus cereus group species from contaminated food samples with the use of real-time PCR. A total of 120 strains, comprising of 28 reference, 2 type, 78 wild strains of B. cereus and B. thuringiensis along with 12 strains representing 2 bacterial groups - B. mycoides, B. pseudomycoides, B. weihenstephanensis (B. cereus group); B. amyloliquefaciens, B. subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Micrococcus luteus, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes (non-Bacillus sp...
January 3, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297355/identification-of-streptococcal-small-rnas-that-are-putative-targets-of-rnase-iii-through-bioinformatics-analysis-of-rna-sequencing-data
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Ethan C Rath, Stephanie Pitman, Kyu Hong Cho, Yongsheng Bai
BACKGROUND: Small noncoding regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) are post-transcriptional regulators, regulating mRNAs, proteins, and DNA in bacteria. One class of sRNAs, trans-acting sRNAs, are the most abundant sRNAs transcribed from the intergenic regions (IGRs) of the bacterial genome. In Streptococcus pyogenes, a common and potentially deadly pathogen, many sRNAs have been identified, but only a few have been studied. The goal of this study is to identify trans-acting sRNAs that can be substrates of RNase III...
December 28, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290490/-suboptimal-care-and-severe-bacterial-infection-in-the-french-caribbean-area
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E Goisque, E Launay, B Vrignaud, E Jolivet, F Henaff, C Gras-Leguen
OBJECTIVE: To study the frequency and types of suboptimal care in initial management of children suffering from a severe bacterial infection (SBI), in a French region where little is known about pediatric SBI epidemiology. METHOD: Retrospective single-center study over a 6-year period. Children between 3 months and 15 years of age, deceased or surviving and admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit of the university-affiliated hospital of Martinique for a community-onset SBI were included in this study...
December 28, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290232/antibiotic-treatment-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Y Gillet, M Lorrot, R Cohena, I Hau, E Grimprel, C Gras-Le Guen
Bacterial skin and soft tissues infections are common in children and frequently do not require systemic antibiotics, especially if lesions are superficial. Careful washing is always indicated in superficial lesions and is often sufficient. Careful evaluation of symptoms (which may be difficult despite the accessibility of the lesions) should be performed before prescription. Therefore, the need for drainage (spontaneous or surgical) should be assessed considering that antibiotics are mostly useless if purulent lesions are drained...
December 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281823/rna-independent-dna-cleavage-activities-of-cas9-and-cas12a
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Ramya Sundaresan, Hari Priya Parameshwaran, S D Yogesha, Mark Walter Keilbarth, Rakhi Rajan
CRISPR-Cas systems provide bacteria and archaea with sequence-specific protection against invading mobile genetic elements. In the presence of divalent metal ions, Cas9 and Cas12a (formerly Cpf1) proteins target and cleave DNA that is complementary to a cognate guide RNA. The recognition of a protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) sequence in the target DNA by Cas9 and Cas12a is essential for cleavage. This RNA-guided DNA targeting is widely used for gene-editing methods. Here, we show that Francisella tularensis novicida (Fno) Cas12a, FnoCas9, and Streptococcus pyogenes Cas9 (SpyCas9) cleave DNA without a guide RNA in the presence of Mn2+ ions...
December 26, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277539/skin-wound-healing-is-accelerated-by-a-lipid-mixture-representing-major-lipid-components-of-chamaecyparis-obtusa-plant-extract
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Byung Eui Kim, Elena Goleva, Clifton F Hall, Sang Hyun Park, Un Ha Lee, Anne M Brauweiler, Joanne E Streib, Brittany N Richers, Gwuicheol Kim, Donald Y M Leung
In chronic non-healing wounds, the healing process is disrupted and wounds are often infected with bacteria. About 85% of lower extremity amputations in diabetes are attributed to deep infection of foot ulcers. Therefore, infection control is critical for wound care. In this study, we analyzed lipid composition of Chamaecyparis (C) obtusa extract, and describe the wound healing properties of its combination of ten major lipid components. A 10 lipid mixture upregulated HBD-3 and LL-37 through the olfactory receptor 2AT4, and induced phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinases and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinases in primary human keratinocytes...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277464/determination-of-tedizolid-susceptibility-interpretive-criteria-for-gram-positive-pathogens-according-to-clinical-and-laboratory-standards-institute-guidelines
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Mekki Bensaci, Shawn Flanagan, Taylor Sandison
For effective antibacterial therapy, physicians require qualitative test results using susceptibility breakpoints provided by clinical microbiology laboratories. This article summarizes the key components used to establish the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) breakpoints for tedizolid. First, in vitro studies using recent surveillance and clinical trial isolates ascertained minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) distributions against pertinent organisms, including staphylococci, streptococci, and enterococci...
November 7, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260103/crystalline-lens-dislocation-secondary-to-bacterial-endogenous-endophthalmitis
#17
Amit Sangave, Rahul Komati, Allison Weinmann, Linoj Samuel, Uday Desai
Purpose: To present an unusual case of endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to Group A streptococcus (GAS) that resulted in dislocation of the crystalline lens. Observations: An immunocompetent 51-year-old man presented to the emergency room (ER) with upper respiratory infection (URI) symptoms and painful right eye. He was diagnosed with URI and viral conjunctivitis and discharged on oral azithromycin and polytrim eyedrops. He returned to the ER 30 h later with sepsis and findings consistent with endophthalmitis, including light perception only vision...
September 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260057/case-report-of-the-family-transmission-of-streptococcus-pyogenes-orbital-cellulitis
#18
Christelle Doyon, Émilie Goodyear
Purpose: This is a case report of an unusual case of the family transmission of Streptococcus pyogenes infection in three siblings. One brother contracted the infection which resulted in orbital cellulitis of two of his siblings, in the absence of anatomical or immunological predisposing factors. Observations: A young boy contracted an uncomplicated S pyogenes upper respiratory tract infection. The twin brother closely followed by the older sister both developed a S pyogenes orbital cellulitis a couple of days later...
June 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251726/orthologous-crispr-cas9-enzymes-for-combinatorial-genetic-screens
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Fadi J Najm, Christine Strand, Katherine F Donovan, Mudra Hegde, Kendall R Sanson, Emma W Vaimberg, Meagan E Sullender, Ella Hartenian, Zohra Kalani, Nicolo Fusi, Jennifer Listgarten, Scott T Younger, Bradley E Bernstein, David E Root, John G Doench
Combinatorial genetic screening using CRISPR-Cas9 is a useful approach to uncover redundant genes and to explore complex gene networks. However, current methods suffer from interference between the single-guide RNAs (sgRNAs) and from limited gene targeting activity. To increase the efficiency of combinatorial screening, we employ orthogonal Cas9 enzymes from Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. We used machine learning to establish S. aureus Cas9 sgRNA design rules and paired S. aureus Cas9 with S...
December 18, 2017: Nature Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246327/in%C3%A2-vivo-knockout-of-the-vegfa-gene-by-lentiviral-delivery-of-crispr-cas9-in-mouse-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells
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Andreas Holmgaard, Anne Louise Askou, Josephine Natalia Esther Benckendorff, Emil Aagaard Thomsen, Yujia Cai, Toke Bek, Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen, Thomas J Corydon
Virus-based gene therapy by CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing and knockout may provide a new option for treatment of inherited and acquired ocular diseases of the retina. In support of this notion, we show that Streptococcus pyogenes (Sp) Cas9, delivered by lentiviral vectors (LVs), can be used in vivo to selectively ablate the vascular endothelial growth factor A (Vegfa) gene in mice. By generating LVs encoding SpCas9 targeted to Vegfa, and in parallel the fluorescent eGFP marker protein, we demonstrate robust knockout of Vegfa that leads to a significant reduction of VEGFA protein in transduced cells...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
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