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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156457/discovery-of-novel-thiazol-2-amines-and-their-analogues-as-bioactive-molecules-design-synthesis-docking-and-biological-evaluation
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Anil Kumar Verma, Abha Bishnoi, Shaheen Fatma, Huda Parveen, Vineeta Singh
A simple and highly efficient procedure for the synthesis of novel thiazol-2-amines, via Mannich reaction with secondary amines, is described. The newly synthesized derivatives 8(a-e) and 9(a-e) were characterized by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, IR, Mass spectroscopy and elemental analysis. All the derivatives were evaluated for their in-vitro anti-microbial activity against a panel of pathogenic strains of bacteria and fungi. The SAR showed that the secondary amines had a significant impact on the in-vitro antimicrobial activity of this class of agents...
November 20, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156443/ensuring-quality-pharmacokinetic-analyses-in-antimicrobial-drug-development-programs
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Elizabeth A Lakota, Justin C Bader, Christopher M Rubino
Pharmacokinetic studies and analyses can be expensive, time consuming, and labor intensive. However, it is crucial to understand that much of what happens in antimicrobial drug development, such as dose-selection and clinical study design, can be optimized with a strong understanding of the underlying pharmacokinetics of an agent. In this way, pharmacokinetics forms the bedrock of a pharmacometric approach to antimicrobial development. Thus, pharmacokinetic analyses must be considered an integral part of a drug's development strategy and studies must be planned and designed accordingly...
November 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156244/isolation-and-characterization-of-polyvalent-bacteriophages-infecting-multi-drug-resistant-salmonella-serovars-isolated-from-broilers-in-egypt
#3
Mayada Mahmoud, Ahmed Askora, Ahmed Barakat Barakat, Omar El-Farouk Rabie, Sayed Emam Hassan
In this study, we isolated and characterized three phages named as Salmacey1, Salmacey2 and Salmacey3, infecting multi drug resistant Salmonella serovars isolated from broilers in Egypt. The most prevalent Salmonella serovars were S. typhimurium, S. enteritidis, and S. kentucky. All these Salmonella serovars were found to be resistant to more than two of the ten antimicrobial agents tested. Only S. kentucky was found to be resistant to seven antimicrobial agents. Examination of these phage particles by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), demonstrated that two phages (Salmacey1, Salmacey2) were found to belong to family Siphoviridae, and Salmacey3 was assigned to the family Myoviridae...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155403/phyto-assisted-synthesis-of-bio-functionalised-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-potential-anti-oxidant-anti-microbial-and-wound-healing-activities
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Yugal Kishore Mohanta, Kunal Biswas, Sujogya Kumar Panda, Jaya Bandyopadhyay, Debashis De, Rasu Jayabalan, Akshaya Kumar Bastia, Tapan Kumar Mohanta
Bio- synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was made by using the aqueous leaf extract of Ardisia solanacea. Rapid formation of AgNPs was observed from silver nitrate upon treatment with the aqueous extract of A. solanacea leaf. The formation and stability of the AgNPs in the colloidal solution were monitored by UV-visible spectrophotometer. The mean particle diameter of AgNPs was calculated from the DLS with an average size ∼4 nm and ∼65 nm. ATR-FTIR spectroscopy confirmed the presence of alcohols, aldehydes, flavonoids, phenols and nitro compounds in the leaf which act as the stabilizing agent...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155393/enhanced-antibacterial-effect-of-azlocillin-in-conjugation-with-silver-nanoparticles-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Aram Alizadeh, Mojtaba Salouti, Hamed Alizadeh, Ali Reza Kazemizadeh, Ali Asghar Safari, Sanaz Mahmazi
In recent years, the problems associated with bacterial resistance to antibiotics caused nanodrugs to be considered as a new way for infectious diseases treatment. The main purpose of this study was to develop a new agent against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a very difficult bacterium to treat, based on azlocillin antibiotic and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). Azlocillin was conjugated with AgNPs by chemical methods and its antimicrobial activity was studied against P. aeruginosa using well diffusion agar method. Then, minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration of the new conjugate was specified with macro-dilution method...
December 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155053/alpha-tocopherol-loaded-chitosan-oleate-nanoemulsions-for-wound-healing-evaluation-on-cell-lines-and-ex-vivo-human-biopsies-and-stabilization-in-spray-dried-trojan-microparticles
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M C Bonferoni, F Riva, A Invernizzi, E Dellera, G Sandri, S Rossi, G Marrubini, G Bruni, B Vigani, C Caramella, F Ferrari
An amphiphilic chitosan salt, chitosan oleate (CS-OA), was previously proposed for the physical stabilization of lemongrass antimicrobial nanoemulsions (NE) through a mild spontaneous emulsification process. As both chitosan and oleic acid are described in the literature for their positive effects in wound healing, in the present study CS-OA has been proposed to encapsulate alpha tocopherol (αTph) in NEs aimed to skin wounds. A NE formulation was developed showing about 220 nm dimensions, 36% drug loading, and αTph concentration up to 1 mg/ml...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154865/serrulatic-acid-diastereomers-identified-from-an-antibacterial-survey-of-eremophila
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Dane Lyddiard, Ben W Greatrex
In an age of growing antimicrobial resistance, new antibacterial agents are desperately needed. A rapid antibacterial and phytochemical survey was designed to screen for antibacterial leads in plants. The survey was applied to over 90 Australian native plants from the genus Eremophila, revealing Eremophila complanata and E. nivea×E. drummondii as active against Gram positive bacteria. Thin layer chromatography with bioautography, flash chromatography and nuclear magnetic resonance led to the isolation and identification of two diastereomeric serrulatic acids...
November 14, 2017: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154791/associations-of-early-life-urinary-triclosan-concentrations-with-maternal-neonatal-and-child-thyroid-hormone-levels
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Joseph M Braun, Aimin Chen, Andrew Hoofnagle, George D Papandonatos, Medina Jackson-Browne, Russ Hauser, Megan E Romano, Margaret R Karagas, Kimberly Yolton, R Thomas Zoeller, Bruce P Lanphear
BACKGROUND: Triclosan, an antimicrobial agent used in some consumer products, reduces endogenous thyroid hormone concentrations in rodents. Despite ubiquitous triclosan exposure and the importance of thyroid hormones for normal fetal development, few human studies have examined the impact of triclosan exposure on maternal, neonatal, or child thyroid hormones. METHODS: In the HOME Study, a prospective cohort from Cincinnati, OH, we measured urinary triclosan concentrations up to three times in pregnant women between 16weeks and delivery, and up to three times in children between age 1-3years...
November 14, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154781/eucalyptus-globulus-extract-protects-against-uvb-induced-photoaging-by-enhancing-collagen-synthesis-via-regulation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signals-and-attenuation-of-ap-1
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Bom Park, Eunson Hwang, Seul A Seo, Jin-Gyeong Cho, Jung-Eun Yang, Tae-Hoo Yi
UV irradiation triggers the overproduction of matrix metalloproteinases and collagen degradation, which in turn causes increased pigmentation, dryness, and deep wrinkling of the skin. These chronic symptoms are collectively referred to as photoaging. Eucalyptus globulus is an evergreen tree that is widely used in cosmetics because of its antimicrobial activity. In this study, we investigated the protective effect of 50% ethanol extracts of Eucalyptus globulus on UV-induced photoaging in vitro and in vivo. Normal human dermal fibroblasts were treated with Eucalyptus globulus at concentrations ranging from 1 to 100 μg/mL after UVB or non-UVB irradiation...
November 14, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154180/a-twelve-year-retrospective-analysis-of-prevalence-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-patterns-of-ureaplasma-spp-and-mycoplasma-hominis-in-the-province-of-lower-silesia-in-poland
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Urszula Kasprzykowska, Beata Sobieszczańska, Anna Duda-Madej, Anna Secewicz, Joanna Nowicka, Grażyna Gościniak
OBJECTIVE: Genital mycoplasmas are opportunistic pathogens that have been associated with urogenital infections in humans. Only a few groups of antimicrobials are available for treatment of urogenital tract infections caused by genital mycoplasmas. However, emerging resistance of mycoplasmas to antimicrobial agents has been reported worldwide. The aim of the study was a retrospective analysis of the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of M. hominis and Ureaplasma spp...
November 14, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153784/an-empirical-comparison-of-isolate-based-and-sample-based-definitions-of-antimicrobial-resistance-and-their-effect-on-estimates-of-prevalence
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R W Humphry, J Evans, C Webster, S C Tongue, G T Innocent, G J Gunn
Antimicrobial resistance is primarily a problem in human medicine but there are unquantified links of transmission in both directions between animal and human populations. Quantitative assessment of the costs and benefits of reduced antimicrobial usage in livestock requires robust quantification of transmission of resistance between animals, the environment and the human population. This in turn requires appropriate measurement of resistance. To tackle this we selected two different methods for determining whether a sample is resistant - one based on screening a sample, the other on testing individual isolates...
November 10, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153553/effectiveness-of-an-early-switch-from-intravenous-to-oral-antimicrobial-therapy-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-patients-with-severe-motor-intellectual-disabilities
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Masaru Kawamura, Takayuki Hoshina, Masato Ogawa, Takato Nakamoto, Koichi Kusuhara
An early switch from intravenous to oral antimicrobial therapy is useful for reducing the duration of the hospitalization in adult patients with community acquired-pneumonia, whereas the efficacy of switch therapy for pediatric patients with community acquired (CA)-lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is uncertain. The aim of this study is to investigate the efficacy of switch therapy for LRTI in patients with severe motor intellectual disabilities (SMID). This retrospective study was performed on 92 patients with SMID who were admitted to the Department of Pediatrics at the Hospital of University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2017 for the suspicion of bacterial LRTI and were initially treated with an intravenous antimicrobial agent...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153105/proposed-method-for-estimating-clinical-cut-off-cocl-values-an-attempt-to-address-challenges-encountered-when-setting-clinical-breakpoints-for-veterinary-antimicrobial-agents
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John D Turnidge, Marilyn N Martinez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153062/-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-lightcycler%C3%A2-septifast-assay-in-the-childhood-febrile-neutropenia
#14
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/29152634/effects-of-ionic-liquids-on-the-nanoscopic-dynamics-and-phase-behaviour-of-a-phosphatidylcholine-membrane
#15
V K Sharma, S K Ghosh, P Mandal, T Yamada, K Shibata, S Mitra, R Mukhopadhyay
Ionic liquids (ILs) are potential candidates for new antimicrobials due to their tunable antibacterial and antifungal properties that are required to keep pace with the growing challenge of bacterial resistance. To a great extent their antimicrobial actions are related to the interactions of ILs with cell membranes. Here, we report the effects of ILs on the nanoscopic dynamics and phase behaviour of a dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) membrane, a model cell membrane, as studied using neutron scattering techniques...
November 20, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151992/aerococcus-urinae-and-aerococcus-sanguinicola-susceptibility-testing-of-120-isolates-to-six-antimicrobial-agents-using-disk-diffusion-eucast-etest-and-broth-microdilution-techniques
#16
Derya Carkaci, Xiaohui C Nielsen, Kurt Fuursted, Robert Skov, Ole Skovgaard, Emilio P Trallero, Reto Lienhard, Jenny Åhman, Erika Matuschek, Gunnar Kahlmeter, Jens J Christensen
Background: Aerococcus urinae and Aerococcus sanguinicola are relatively newcomers and emerging organisms in clinical and microbiological practice. Both species have worldwide been associated with urinary tract infections. More rarely cases of bacteremia/septicemia and infective endocarditis have been reported. Treatment options are therefore important. Just recently, European recommendations on susceptibility testing and interpretive criteria have been released. Objective: In this investigation 120 A...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151653/the-relationship-between-agar-thickness-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing
#17
J Nicole Flanagan, Todd R Steck
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing can be done using solid or liquid-based medium. Solid-based assays are easy and inexpensive; they are limited by not being as quantitative as liquid-based assays. Agar depth can influence the accuracy of plate-based assays and it is assumed the basis of this effect is antimicrobial agent diffusion. We tested this assumption by using ETEST(®) to quantitate the relationship between agar depth and minimum inhibitory concentration and zone of inhibition.
December 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151648/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-methylated-lac-dye-an-anthraquinone-derivative
#18
Sanjay Srivastava, Arnab Roy Chowdhury, Sudarshan Maurya
A natural red dye which is produced by the tiny insects Kerria lacca while feeding on host trees is popularly known as lac dye. Lac dye is a mixture of at least five closely related pure compounds all being anthraquinone derivatives designated as laccaic acid A, B, C, D and E. Anthraquinones isolated from different natural sources and reported to have potent antimicrobial activity. The lac dye, which is also a mixture of anthraquinone derivatives, is expected to exhibit antifungal and antibacterial activity...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151379/a-study-of-bacterial-pathogens-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-patterns-in-chronic-suppurative-otitis-media
#19
M R Mofatteh, F Shahabian Moghaddam, M Yousefi, M H Namaei
OBJECTIVE: To assess the frequency of bacterial agents in chronic suppurative otitis media and the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of isolates among patients. METHODS: A total of 185 patients clinically diagnosed with chronic suppurative otitis media were interviewed and middle-ear effusion samples were collected using sterile swabs. All bacterial isolates were identified by conventional microbiological methods. Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of the isolates were determined by Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151132/safety-of-intrathecal-route-focus-to-methylprednisolone-acetate-depo-medrol-use
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REVIEW
Joël Schlatter, David Nguyen, Michèle Zamy, Sofiane Kabiche, Jean-Eudes Fontan, Salvatore Cisternino
PURPOSE: Complications of the intrathecal route may cause potential toxicity related to the medical device and properties of the administered drug and/or excipient. A description of clinical and histological effects of polyethylene glycol and miripirium after Depo-Medrol injection, and the adverse reactions of particulate methylprednisolone acetate was conducted. The safety of the intrathecal route with excipients, label and off-label drugs is discussed. METHODS: A bibliographic search in Medline, Google, and Cochrane database from 1940 to June 2016 was performed...
November 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
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