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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436320/antibacterial-activity-of-desert-truffles-from-saudi-arabia-against-staphylococcus-aureus-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Domenico Schillaci, Maria Grazia Cusimano, Stella Maria Cascioferro, Vita Di Stefano, Vincenzo Arizza, Marco Chiaramonte, Luigi Inguglia, Abdulhakim Bawadekji, Salvatore Davino, Maria Letizia Gargano, Giuseppe Venturella
Medicinal mushrooms represent an unlimited source of polysaccharides with nutritional, antitumoral, antibacterial, and immune-stimulating properties. Traditional studies of epigeous higher Basidiomycetes have recently been joined by studies of hypogeous fungi and, in particular, of so-called desert truffles. With the aim to obtain novel agents against bacteria of clinical importance, we focused on the edible desert truffle mushrooms Tirmania pinoyi, Terfezia claveryi, and Picoa juniperi as sources of new antimicrobial agents...
2017: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435376/comparative-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-efficacy-of-an-alternative-natural-agent-for-disinfection-of-toothbrushes
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R Vignesh, C Vishnu Rekha, Parisa Norouzi Baghkomeh, Sankar Annamalai, Ditto Sharmin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the antimicrobial potency of aqueous extract of Psidium guajava leaves in two different concentrations as a toothbrush disinfectant against three oral bacterial species. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Aqueous extracts of P. guajava leaves were prepared at 20% and 30% concentrations and 0.2% chlorhexidine was used as control. The toothbrushes were equally divided into 9 groups with 10 toothbrushes per disinfectant, which were contaminated with Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Enterococcus faecalis...
January 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435091/antimicrobial-peptides-role-in-human-disease-and-potential-as-immunotherapies
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REVIEW
César de la Fuente-Núñez, Osmar N Silva, Timothy K Lu, Octavio Luiz Franco
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have evolved through billions of years as part of our innate immune system. These agents are produced by various cells throughout the human body and play important roles in our ability to respond to infections. In this review, we outline evidence linking AMP expression with a range of inflammatory and autoimmune human diseases. Finally, we highlight the promise of endogenous AMP induction for the treatment of disease (i.e., host-directed therapy) and briefly mention the different peptide drugs that are currently undergoing clinical trials...
April 21, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435048/morella-serrata-lam-killick-stabilizes-biomembrane-and-rejuvenates-sexual-competence-in-male-wistar-rats
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S Sabiu, Aot Ashafa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Morella serrata L. is an indigenous medicinal plant to South and southern Africa with folkloric applications as aphrodisiac, laxative, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-hypertensive, antitussive and antidiabetic agent. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study evaluated the membrane stabilization and aphrodisiac potentials of its aqueous root extract in male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: While the membrane stabilization of the extract was investigated against bovine erythrocytes (BE), the male rats for the aphrodisiac study were randomized into five groups with animals in group 1 given sterile placebo and served as control...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435019/epidemiology-and-trends-in-the-antibiotic-susceptibilities-of-gram-negative-bacilli-isolated-from-patients-with-intra-abdominal-infections-in-the-asia-pacific-region-2010-2013
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Ya-Ting Chang, Geoffrey Coombs, Thomas Ling, V Balaji, Camilla Rodrigues, Hiroshige Mikamo, Min-Ja Kim, Datin Ganeswrie Rajasekaram, Myrna Mendoza, Thean Yen Tan, Pattarachai Kiratisin, Yuxing Ni, Weinman Barry, Yingchun Xu, Yen-Hsu Chen, Po-Ren Hsueh
This study was conducted to investigate the epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) isolated from intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) in the Asia-Pacific region (APR) from 2010-2013. A total of 17 350 isolates were collected from 54 centres in 13 countries in the APR. The three most commonly isolated GNB were Escherichia coli (46.1%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (19.3%) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (9.8%). Overall, the rates of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing E...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434766/stereoselective-synthesis-of-enantiopure-n-substituted-pyrrolidin-2-5-dione-derivatives-by-1-3-dipolar-cycloaddition-and-assessment-of-their-in-vitro-antioxidant-and-antibacterial-activities
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Siwar Ghannay, Sana Bakari, Ameni Ghabi, Adel Kadri, Moncef Msaddek, Kaïss Aouadi
1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition between a chiral nitrone and N-substituted maleimides afforded unprecedented enantiopure spiro-fused heterocycles in good yields with a high enantio- and diastereoselectivity. The reaction was taking place on the less hindered face of the nitrone. The obtaining heterocycles were screened for their in vitro antioxidant properties and the results revealed that the potent antioxidant activity was generally recorded to compounds (3g) and (3e). The in vitro antibacterial activities of these two compounds were also investigated and the results demonstrated the strongest potential of compound (3g) against all the tested bacteria...
April 13, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434651/neonatal-sepsis
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REVIEW
Andi L Shane, Pablo J Sánchez, Barbara J Stoll
Neonatal sepsis is the cause of substantial morbidity and mortality. Precise estimates of neonatal sepsis burden vary by setting. Differing estimates of disease burden have been reported from high-income countries compared with reports from low-income and middle-income countries. The clinical manifestations range from subclinical infection to severe manifestations of focal or systemic disease. The source of the pathogen might be attributed to an in-utero infection, acquisition from maternal flora, or postnatal acquisition from the hospital or community...
April 20, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434286/degradation-of-triclosan-and-its-main-intermediates-during-the-combined-irradiation-and-biological-treatment
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Shizong Wang, Jianlong Wang
Triclosan is an extensively applied antimicrobial agent which has been frequently detected in the environment. In this paper, the degradation of triclosan and its main intermediates was investigated during the combined irradiation and biological treatment. The results showed that triclosan degradation increased with increase of absorbed dose, the removal efficiency of triclosan was 62%, 77%, 87%, 91% and 94%, respectively at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 kGy. The final removal efficiency of triclosan after the combined irradiation and biological process were 81%, 86%, 90%, 92% and 95%, respectively...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432607/impact-of-the-medical-specialty-on-knowledge-regarding-multidrug-resistant-organisms-and-strategies-toward-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Steffen Lebentrau, Christian Gilfrich, Malte W Vetterlein, Harald Schumacher, Philipp J Spachmann, Sabine D Brookman-May, Hans M Fritsche, Martin Schostak, Florian M Wagenlehner, Maximilian Burger, Matthias May
PURPOSE: Evidence is scarce on subject-specific knowledge of multidrug-resistant organisms and rational use of antibiotics. We aimed at evaluating attitude, perception, and knowledge about multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) and antibiotic prescribing among urologists versus other medical specialties. METHODS: Within the MR2-study (Multiinstitutional Reconnaissance of practice with MultiResistant bacteria), a questionnaire was conducted targeting general surgeons, internists, gynecologists, and urologists in 18 German hospitals...
April 21, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432381/modulation-of-the-multidrug-efflux-pump-emrd-3-from-vibrio-cholerae-by-allium-sativum-extract-and-the-bioactive-agent-allyl-sulfide-plus-synergistic-enhancement-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-by-a-sativum-extract
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Merissa M Bruns, Prathusha Kakarla, Jared T Floyd, Mun Mun Mukherjee, Robert C Ponce, John A Garcia, Indrika Ranaweera, Leslie M Sanford, Alberto J Hernandez, T Mark Willmon, Grace L Tolson, Manuel F Varela
The causative agent of cholera, Vibrio cholerae, is a public health concern. Multidrug-resistant V. cholerae variants may reduce chemotherapeutic efficacies of severe cholera. We previously reported that the multidrug efflux pump EmrD-3 from V. cholerae confers resistance to multiple structurally distinct antimicrobials. Medicinal plant compounds are potential candidates for EmrD-3 efflux pump modulation. The antibacterial activities of garlic Allium sativum, although poorly understood, predicts that a main bioactive component, allyl sulfide, modulates EmrD-3 efflux...
April 21, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432320/formation-of-cuo-nano-flowered-surfaces-via-submerged-photo-synthesis-of-crystallites-and-their-antimicrobial-activity
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Fumika Nishino, Melbert Jeem, Lihua Zhang, Kazumasa Okamoto, Satoshi Okabe, Seiichi Watanabe
We report the fabrication of flower-like CuO nanostructured surfaces via submerged photo-synthesis of crystallites (SPSC), which requires only UV illumination in neutral water. In this paper, we discuss the reaction mechanism of the photochemical formation of the SPSC-fabricated CuO nanostructures in detail based on surface microstructural analyses and a radiation-chemical consideration with additional gamma-ray irradiation. Since the SPSC method for surface nanostructural fabrication can work at low temperatures at atmospheric pressure without using harmful substances, it is a potential fabrication method for green nanotechnology applications...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432048/solithromycin-a-novel-ketolide-antibiotic
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Michael J Buege, Jack E Brown, Samuel L Aitken
PURPOSE: The pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial activity, clinical safety, and current regulatory status of solithromycin are reviewed. SUMMARY: Solithromycin is a novel ketolide antibiotic developed for the treatment of community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). Its pharmacologic, pharmacokinetic, and pharmacodynamic properties provide activity against a broad range of intracellular organisms, including retained activity against pathogens displaying various mechanisms of macrolide resistance...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431507/antimicrobial-prophylaxis-outside-the-operating-theatre-an-audit-in-a-university-hospital
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Jan W T Deelen, Caroline E Visser, Jan M Prins, Reinier M van Hest
BACKGROUND: The prophylactic use of antimicrobial agents to prevent infections in non-surgical situations has hardly been investigated. We investigate the extent, indications and appropriateness of antimicrobial prophylaxis given outside the operating room in a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Four point-prevalence surveys were conducted in which all inpatients on that day were screened for the use of prophylactic antimicrobials: medical prophylaxis, prophylaxis around non-surgical interventions and surgical prophylaxis given on the ward...
April 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430086/genotypic-relatedness-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-salmonella-heidelberg-isolated-from-chickens-and-turkeys-in-the-midwestern-united-states
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Muhammad Nisar, Issmat I Kassem, Gireesh Rajashekara, Sagar M Goyal, Dale Lauer, Shauna Voss, Kakambi V Nagaraja
Salmonella is one of the most common causes of foodborne illnesses in humans in the United States, and domestic poultry is considered an important source of this pathogen. Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Heidelberg is the fourth most commonly reported Salmonella from retail meats and food animals in the United States. We assessed the genotypes and antimicrobial resistance phenotypes of Salmonella Heidelberg isolated from various chicken and turkey hatcheries and breeder farms in the Midwest. The genotypes of 33 S...
May 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430048/a-spinal-epidural-abscess-due-to-streptobacillus-moniliformis-infection-following-a-rat-bite-case-report
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Alexander Hammer, Dorit Wolff, Walter Geißdörfer, Michael Schrey, Renate Ziegler, Hans-Herbert Steiner, Christian Bogdan
The authors describe the case of a 40-year-old man suffering from an epidural abscess in the thoracic spine due to a rarely isolated pathogen, Streptobacillus moniliformis, the causative agent of rat bite fever. Besides diffuse abdominal pain, ataxia, paresthesia, hypesthesia, and enhanced reflexes of the lower extremities, the patient suffered from a decreased sensation of bladder filling. His history was also positive for a rat bite 6 weeks earlier. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an epidural, space-occupying lesion compressing the spinal cord at the vertebral levels of T6-8...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429928/a-dual-enzyme-hydrogen-peroxide-generation-machinery-in-hydrogels-supports-antimicrobial-wound-treatment
#16
Daniela Huber, Gregor Tegl, Anna Mensah, Bianca Beer, Martina Baumann, Nicole Borth, Christoph Sygmund, Roland Ludwig, Georg M Guebitz
The aging population and accompanying diseases like diabetes resulted in an increased occurrence of chronic wounds. Topical wound treatment with antimicrobial agents to inhibit bacterial invasion and promote wound healing is often associated with difficulties. Here, we investigated the potential of succinyl chitosan (SC) - carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) hydrogels which constantly release clinically relevant levels of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). CMC hydrogel matrix was in-situ converted by limited hydrolysis by a cellulase into substrates accepted by cellobiose dehydrogenase (CDH) for continuous production of H2O2 (30 µM over 24 h)...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429292/preparation-of-chloramphenicol-amino-acid-combinations-exhibiting-enhanced-dissolution-rates-and-reduced-drug-induced-oxidative-stress
#17
Vanesa B Sterren, Virginia Aiassa, Claudia Garnero, Yamila Garro Linck, Ana K Chattah, Gustavo A Monti, Marcela R Longhi, Ariana Zoppi
Chloramphenicol is an old antibiotic agent that is re-emerging as a valuable alternative for the treatment of multidrug-resistant pathogens. However, it exhibits suboptimal biopharmaceutical properties and toxicity profiles. In this work, chloramphenicol was combined with essential amino acids (arginine, cysteine, glycine, and leucine) with the aim of improving its dissolution rate and reduce its toxicity towards leukocytes. The chloramphenicol/amino acid solid samples were prepared by freeze-drying method and characterized in the solid state by using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, scanning electron microscopy, and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance...
April 20, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428896/successful-treatment-of-facial-acne-fulminans-antimicrobial-agents-and-oral-prednisolone-as-promising-regimes
#18
Amir Hossein Siadat, Anis Bostakian, Bahareh Abtahi-Naeini, Masoom Shahbazi
Acne fulminans (AF), also known as acne maligna, is a rare painful ulcerative form of acne with an abrupt onset and systemic symptoms. Its incidence appears to be decreasing, possibly because of earlier and better treatment of acne. This report highlights a case on a necrotizing facial wound due to AF that was successfully treated with oral prednisolone and antimicrobial medication.
2017: Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428772/molecular-characterization-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-bovine-mastitis-and-close-human-contacts-in-south-african-dairy-herds-genetic-diversity-and-inter-species-host-transmission
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Tracy Schmidt, Marleen M Kock, Marthie M Ehlers
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common etiological agents of contagious bovine mastitis worldwide. The purpose of this study was to genetically characterize a collection of S. aureus isolates (bovine = 146, human = 12) recovered from cases of bovine mastitis and nasal swabs of close human contacts in the dairy environment. Isolates were screened for a combination of clinically significant antimicrobial and virulence gene markers whilst the molecular epidemiology of these isolates and possible inter-species host transmission was investigated using a combination of genotyping techniques...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428640/transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-plays-an-important-role-in-enhancing-wound-healing-by-topical-application-of-povidone-iodine
#20
Li Wang, Wenhan Qin, Yaying Zhou, Bin Chen, Xiaoqing Zhao, Hailin Zhao, Emma Mi, Ella Mi, Qingmei Wang, Jiaolin Ning
Povidone-iodine (PVI) is principally used as an antimicrobial agent. It has been found that 0.5% PVI can attenuate congestion, edema and pain induced by pressure sores. Thus this study aimed to assess the effects of 0.5% PVI on acute skin wounds. Four full-thickness excisional wounds were generated on the dorsal skin of male Sprague-Dawley rats with a 10-mm sterile punch. Two wounds were left untreated and the other two were dressed with gauze with 0.5% PVI for 1 hour per day for the first 5 days after injury...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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