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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931025/the-clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-enteric-fever-in-cambodia-2008-2015
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Laura M F Kuijpers, Thong Phe, Chhun H Veng, Kruy Lim, Sovann Ieng, Chun Kham, Nizar Fawal, Laetitia Fabre, Simon Le Hello, Erika Vlieghe, François-Xavier Weill, Jan Jacobs, Willy E Peetermans
BACKGROUND: Enteric fever remains a major public health problem in low resource settings and antibiotic resistance is increasing. In Asia, an increasing proportion of infections is caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A, which for a long time was assumed to cause a milder clinical syndrome compared to Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective chart review study was conducted of 254 unique cases of blood culture confirmed enteric fever who presented at a referral adult hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia between 2008 and 2015...
September 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930629/large-scale-replication-study-identified-multiple-independent-snps-in-ret-synergistically-associated-with-hirschsprung-disease-in-southern-chinese-population
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Yan Zhang, Qiuming He, Ruizhong Zhang, Hong Zhang, Wei Zhong, Huimin Xia
Hischsprung disease (HSCR) is an intestinal disorder with strong genetic components. RET was considered as the strongest contributor. Multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) were demonstrated as associated with HSCR in different populations. However, whether the associations of reported SNPs derived from one causal variants or congregations of multiple variants were still not clear. In this study, we successfully genotyped 16 SNPs in RET with a largest case-control study to date, totaling 1470 HSCR and 1473 control subjects in South Chinese population...
September 20, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929212/an-insight-into-phage-diversity-at-environmental-habitats-using-comparative-metagenomics-approach
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Krupa Parmar, Nishant Dafale, Rajesh Pal, Hitesh Tikariha, Hemant Purohit
Bacteriophages play significant role in driving microbial diversity; however, little is known about the diversity of phages in different ecosystems. A dynamic predator-prey mechanism called "kill the winner" suggests the elimination of most active bacterial populations through phages. Thus, interaction between phage and host has an effect on the composition of microbial communities in ecosystems. In this study, secondary phage metagenome data from aquatic habitats: wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), fresh, marine, and hot water spring habitat were analyzed using MG-RAST and STAMP tools to explore the diversity of the viruses...
September 19, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927790/design-semisynthesis-and-potent-cytotoxic-activity-of-novel-10-fluorocamptothecin-derivatives
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Cheng-Jie Yang, Zi-Long Song, Masuo Goto, Pei-Ling Hsu, Xiao-Shuai Zhang, Qian-Ru Yang, Ying-Qian Liu, Mei-Juan Wang, Susan L Morris-Natschke, Xiao-Fei Shang, Kuo-Hsiung Lee
Fluorination is a well-known strategy for improving the bioavailability of bioactive molecules in the lead optimization phase of drug discovery projects. In an attempt to improve the antitumor activity of camptothecins (CPTs), novel 10-fluoro-CPT derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated for cytotoxicity against five human cancer cell lines (A-549, MDA-MB-231, KB, KB-VIN and MCF-7). All of the derivatives showed more potent in vitro cytotoxic activity than the clinical CPT-derived drug irinotecan against the tumor cell lines tested, and most of them showed comparable or superior potency to topotecan...
September 8, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927454/extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-and-metallo-beta-lactamase-production-among-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolated-from-different-clinical-samples-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kathmandu-nepal
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Krishus Nepal, Narayan Dutt Pant, Bibhusan Neupane, Ankit Belbase, Rikesh Baidhya, Ram Krishna Shrestha, Binod Lekhak, Dwij Raj Bhatta, Bharat Jha
BACKGROUND: Extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and metallo beta-lactamase (MBL) production in Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli are the commonest modes of drug resistance among these commonly isolated bacteria from clinical specimens. So the main purpose of our study was to determine the burden of ESBL and MBL production in E. coli and K. pneumoniae isolated from clinical samples. Further, the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of E. coli and K. pneumoniae were also determined...
September 19, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926571/whole-genome-sequencing-illuminates-the-evolution-and-spread-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-southwest-nigeria
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Madikay Senghore, Jacob Otu, Adam Witney, Florian Gehre, Emma L Doughty, Gemma L Kay, Phillip Butcher, Kayode Salako, Aderemi Kehinde, Nneka Onyejepu, Emmanuel Idigbe, Tumani Corrah, Bouke de Jong, Mark J Pallen, Martin Antonio
Nigeria has an emerging problem with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Whole-genome sequencing was used to understand the epidemiology of tuberculosis and genetics of multi-drug resistance among patients from two tertiary referral centers in Southwest Nigeria. In line with previous molecular epidemiology studies, most isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from this dataset belonged to the Cameroon clade within the Euro-American lineage. Phylogenetic analysis showed this clade was undergoing clonal expansion in this region, and suggests that it was involved in community transmission of sensitive and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923877/interplay-among-resistance-profiles-high-risk-clones-and-virulence-in-the-caenorhabditis-elegans-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-model
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Irina Sánchez-Diener, Laura Zamorano, Carla López-Causapé, Gabriel Cabot, Xavier Mulet, Carmen Peña, Rosa Del Campo, Rafael Cantón, Antonio Doménech-Sánchez, Luis Martínez-Martínez, Susana C Arcos, Alfonso Navas, Antonio Oliver
The increasing prevalence of nosocomial infections produced by multidrug-resistant (MDR) or extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa is frequently linked to widespread international strains designated as high-risk clones. In this work we attempted to decipher the interplay between resistance profiles, high-risk clones and virulence, testing a large (n=140) collection of well characterized P. aeruginosa isolates from different sources (bloodstream infections, nosocomial outbreaks, cystic fibrosis and environment) in a Caenorhabditis elegans infection model...
September 18, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922838/comparative-genomics-of-a-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-panel-and-the-challenges-of-antimicrobial-resistance-prediction-from-genomes
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J Jeukens, I Kukavica-Ibrulj, J G Emond-Rheault, L Freschi, R C Levesque
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is now recognized as a global threat to human health. The accessibility of microbial whole-genome sequencing offers an invaluable opportunity for resistance surveillance via the resistome, i.e. the genes and mutations underlying AMR. Unfortunately, AMR prediction from genomic data remains extremely challenging, especially for species with a large pan-genome. One such organism, for which multidrug-resistant (MDR) isolates are frequently encountered in the clinic, is Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
October 2, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919756/polymeric-mixed-micelles-loaded-mitoxantrone-for-overcoming-multidrug-resistance-in-breast-cancer-via-photodynamic-therapy
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Zeyong Li, Yuee Cai, Yiqiao Zhao, Hua Yu, Haiyu Zhou, Meiwan Chen
Mitoxantrone (MIT) is an anticancer agent with photosensitive properties that is commonly used in various cancers. Multidrug resistance (MDR) effect has been an obstacle to using MIT for cancer therapy. Photochemical internalization, on account of photodynamic therapy, has been applied to improve the therapeutic effect of cancers with MDR effect. In this study, an MIT-poly(ε-caprolactone)-pluronic F68-poly(ε-caprolactone)/poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide)-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (MIT-PFP/PPP) mixed micelles system was applied to reverse the effect of MDR in MCF-7/ADR cells via photochemical reaction when exposed to near-infrared light...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919348/prevalence-of-colistin-resistance-in-clinical-isolates-of-enterobacteriaceae-a-four-year-cross-sectional-study
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Núria Prim, Miquel Turbau, Alba Rivera, Judith Rodríguez-Navarro, Pere Coll, Beatriz Mirelis
Objectives The objectives were to determine the prevalence of colistin resistance in clinical isolates of Enterobacteriaceae, and to gain knowledge on the epidemiological and clinical features of the patients. Methods All colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae consecutively isolated from clinical samples in our institution from 2012 to 2015, were included in this cross-sectional study. Intrinsic-resistant species with were excluded. Minimum inhibitory concentration was performed by gradient diffusion. Detection of plasmid-encoded colistin resistance genes mcr-1 and mcr-2 was performed by amplification...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919150/in-vitro-anti-tuberculosis-activity-of-azole-drugs-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-clinical-isolates
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Belén R Imperiale, Ángel A Cataldi, Nora S Morcillo
BACKGROUND: Latent tuberculosis has been associated with the persistence of dormant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the organism of infected individuals, who are reservoirs of the bacilli and the source for spreading the disease in the community. New active anti-TB drugs exerting their metabolic action at different stages and on latent/dormant bacilli are urgently required to avoid endogenous reactivations and to be part of treatments of multi- and extensively-drug resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB)...
September 14, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918577/microarray-based-snp-genotyping-to-identify-genetic-risk-factors-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-tnbc-in-south-indian-population
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M Aravind Kumar, Vineeta Singh, Shaik Mohammad Naushad, Uday Shanker, M Lakshmi Narasu
In the view of aggressive nature of Triple-Negative Breast cancer (TNBC) due to the lack of receptors (ER, PR, HER2) and high incidence of drug resistance associated with it, a case-control association study was conducted to identify the contributing genetic risk factors for Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). A total of 30 TNBC patients and 50 age and gender-matched controls of Indian origin were screened for 9,00,000 SNP markers using microarray-based SNP genotyping approach. The initial PLINK association analysis (p < 0...
September 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916560/cmeabc-multidrug-efflux-pump-contributes-to-antibiotic-resistance-and-promotes-campylobacter-jejuni-survival-and-multiplication-in-acanthamoeba-polyphaga
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Ana Vieira, Amritha Ramesh, Alan M Seddon, Andrey V Karlyshev
Campylobacter jejuni is a foodborne pathogen recognized as the leading cause of human bacterial gastroenteritis. The wide use of antibiotics in medicine and in animal husbandry has led to an increased incidence of antibiotic resistance in Campylobacter In addition to a role in multidrug resistance, the Campylobacter CmeABC RND-type efflux pump, which is associated with multidrug resistance (MDR), may also be involved in virulence. As a vehicle of pathogenic microorganisms, the protozoan Acanthamoeba is a good model for the investigation of bacterial survival in the environment and molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity...
September 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916341/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-benzamide-and-phenyltetrazole-derivatives-with-amide-and-urea-linkers-as-bcrp-inhibitors
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Nehaben A Gujarati, Leli Zeng, Pranav Gupta, Zhe-Sheng Chen, Vijaya L Korlipara
Breast cancer resistant protein (BCRP/ABCG2), a 72kDa plasma membrane transporter protein is a member of ABC transporter superfamily. Increased expression of BCRP causes increased efflux and therefore, reduced intracellular accumulation of many unrelated chemotherapeutic agents leading to multidrug resistance (MDR). A series of 31 benzamide and phenyltetrazole derivatives with amide and urea linkers has been synthesized to serve as potential BCRP inhibitors in order to overcome BCRP-mediated MDR. The target derivatives were tested for their cytotoxicity and reversal effects in human non-small cell lung cancer cell line H460 and mitoxantrone resistant cell line H460/MX20 using the MTT assay...
September 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915956/dual-inhibition-of-p-glycoprotein-and-midkine-may-increase-therapeutic-effects-of-anticancer-drugs
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A Şükrü Aynacıoğlu, Ayhan Bilir, Kenji Kadomatsu
Multidrug resistance (MDR) to chemotherapy may significantly affect the outcome of cancer treatment. ATP-dependent drug efflux pumps, including P-glycoprotein (P-gp), contribute to the resistance of various chemotherapeutic agents. Overexpression of P-gp in tumor cells induces chemoresistance via pumping the anticancer drugs out of the cells. In addition to taking part in many biological processes such as development, reproduction and repair, midkine (MK) also plays important roles in the pathogenesis of malignant diseases as well as in the regulation of MDR...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915926/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-staphylococcus-species-isolated-from-cats-presented-at-a-veterinary-academic-hospital-in-south-africa
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Daniel Nenene Qekwana, Dikeledi Sebola, James Wabwire Oguttu, Agricola Odoi
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is becoming increasingly important in both human and veterinary medicine. This study investigated the proportion of antimicrobial resistant samples and resistance patterns of Staphylococcus isolates from cats presented at a veterinary teaching hospital in South Africa. Records of 216 samples from cats that were submitted to the bacteriology laboratory of the University of Pretoria academic veterinary hospital between 2007 and 2012 were evaluated. Isolates were subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing against a panel of 15 drugs using the disc diffusion method...
September 15, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915364/nosocomial-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains-isolated-from-mexico-city-produce-robust-biofilms-on-abiotic-surfaces-but-not-on-human-lung-cells
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Martha Lorena Ostria-Hernandez, Karla Cecilia Juárez-de la Rosa, Patricia Arzate-Barbosa, Antonino Lara-Hernández, Fuminori Sakai, J Antonio Ibarra, Graciela Castro-Escarpulli, Jorge E Vidal
BACKGROUND: Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kpn) strains are a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections, including ventilator-associated pneumonia. Resistance to antibiotics, biofilm formation, and the production of certain fimbriae play an important role in the pathogenesis. AIM: We investigated the genetic relatedness, antibiotic resistance, virulence potential, and ability to form biofilms of Kpn strains isolated from hospital-acquired infections (n = 76). Strains were isolated at three major hospitals serving the largest metropolitan urban area in Mexico City, Mexico...
September 15, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915068/prevalence-and-transmission-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-a-vertically-integrated-veal-calf-production-system
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Holden Hutchinson, Sarah Finney, Lohendy Muñoz-Vargas, Sydnee Feicht, Margaret Masterson, Gregory Habing
Transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from animal production systems to humans through the food supply is a public health concern. Currently, little is known about the prevalence of AMR among veal calves in the United States. Therefore, the objective of this prospective cohort study was to estimate the prevalence of AMR and multidrug resistance (MDR) among Escherichia coli within a vertically integrated production system. In addition, this study aimed to identify genes associated with phenotypic resistance to third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins (3GC and 4GC)...
September 15, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911354/drug-resistance-patterns-among-extra-pulmonary-tuberculosis-cases-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-north-india
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S K Sharma, J Chaubey, B K Singh, R Sharma, A Mittal, A Sharma
BACKGROUND: xtra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is a growing public health concern, and data on drug resistance are limited. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Specimens from 2468 clinically diagnosed EPTB patients received at the Intermediate Reference Laboratory (IRL) of a tertiary centre in India were subjected to Ziehl-Neelsen staining, Xpert® MTB/RIF testing, liquid culture and drug susceptibility testing (DST) using automated BACTEC MGIT™ 960™. Line-probe assay (LPA) was performed on all culture-positive isolates...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911353/persistently-high-early-mortality-despite-rapid-diagnostics-for-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-cases-in-south-africa
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K Schnippel, C Firnhaber, N Ndjeka, F Conradie, L Page-Shipp, R Berhanu, E Sinanovic
OBJECTIVE: To describe the timing and predictors of mortality among multidrug- and rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (MDR/RR-TB) patients reported in the South African electronic drug-resistant TB register (EDRweb), 2012-2014. DESIGN: We present time-to-event survival analysis and Cox proportional hazards regression. Identity numbers were matched to the National Vital Statistics Register. RESULTS: Of the 20 653 patients included in the analysis (median age 35 years, interquartile range 28-43), over half were male (n = 10 944, 53...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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