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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630242/tumour-necrosis-factor-tnf-inhibitor-induced-isolated-pleural-granulomas-a-rare-adverse-effect
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Muhammad Sajawal Ali, Rose Franco, Dheeraj Dhotre, Nagarjun Rao
A 53-year-old man with a history of Crohn's disease on infliximab, presented with several weeks of cough and dyspnoea. He had a right-sided pleural effusion, found to be exudative with lymphocytic predominance. He underwent right-sided video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) with biopsies and pleurodesis. Histopathology showed pleural-based non-caseating granulomas with unremarkable lung parenchyma. Cultures were only positive for Propionibacterium acnes 8 months later, he was found to have a left-sided exudative, lymphocytic predominant pleural effusion...
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627377/mikania-glomerata-sprengel-extract-and-its-major-compound-ent-kaurenoic-acid-display-activity-against-bacteria-present-in-endodontic-infections
#2
Dora Lúcia Carrara Moreti, Luís Fernando Leandro, Thaís da Silva Moraes, Monique Rodrigues Moreira, Rodrigo Cassio Sola Veneziani, Sergio Ricardo Ambrosio, Brenda Paula Figueiredo Almeida Gomes, Carlos Henrique Gomes Martins
The search for new, effective and safe antimicrobial compounds from plant sources has continued to play an important role in the maintenance of human health since ancient times. Such compounds can be used to help to eradicate microorganisms from the root canal system, preventing/healing periapical diseases. Mikania glomerata (Spreng.), commonly known as "guaco," is a native climbing plant from Brazil that displays a wide range of pharmacological properties. Many of its activities have been attributed to its phytochemical composition, which is mainly composed of diterpenes, such as ent-kaurenoic acid (KA)...
June 13, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624551/accumulation-of-porphyrins-in-propionibacterium-acnes-by-5-aminolevulinic-acid-and-its-esters
#3
Arisa Ogata, Yuya Hasunuma, Emii Kikuchi, Takuya Ishii, Masahiro Ishizuka, Yoshikazu Tokuoka
We have investigated the accumulation of porphyrins in Propionibacterium acnes (P.acnes) by 5-aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride (ALA) and its esters, ALA methyl ester hydrochloride (mALA), ALA octyl ester hydrochloride (oALA), and ALA benzyl ester hydrochloride (bALA). From the fluorescence spectra of porphyrins accumulated in P.acnes, the order of porphyrin accumulation is as follows: ALA≫mALA≈bALA>oALA (≈0). Moreover, the PDT efficacy is reduced in the order of ALA>mALA≈bALA>oALA (≈without additives)...
June 14, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623856/antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-propionibacterium-acnes-isolated-from-acne-patients-in-japan-between-2013-and-2015
#4
Keisuke Nakase, Nobukazu Hayashi, Yui Akiyama, Sae Aoki, Norihisa Noguchi
The prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Propionibacterium acnes strains isolated from acne patients has been increasing in Japan. Here, to estimate the current resistance rate, we tested antimicrobial susceptibility among P. acnes from acne patients having visited a specialized dermatology clinic between 2013 and 2015. Rates of resistance to macrolides and clindamycin were 44.3 (31/70) and 38.6% (27/70), respectively. erm(X), which confers high-level clindamycin resistance (minimum inhibitory concentration ≥256 μg/mL), was detected in six isolates, whereas no resistance determinants were identified in eight strains showing high-level resistance to clindamycin...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623686/temporomandibular-prosthetic-joint-infections-associated-with-propionibacterium-acnes-a-case-series-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#5
Ruba Khader, Joseph Tingey, Steven Sewall
PURPOSE: The orthopedic literature has shown an increasing incidence of prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) associated with Propionibacterium acnes (P acnes). These infections present serious diagnostic and management challenges to the treating surgeons. In this review, the authors report on cases of P acnes-related temporomandibular joint (TMJ) PJIs that have been diagnosed and treated at their institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After approval by the institutional review board, information was obtained through a retrospective chart review...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622855/b-cell-cross-epitope-of-propionibacterium-acnes-and-actinobacillus-pleuropneumonia-selected-by-phage-display-library-can-efficiently-protect-from-actinobacillus-pleuropneumonia-infection
#6
Jianfang Liu, Qiuyue Ma, Feng Yang, Rining Zhu, Jingmin Gu, Changjiang Sun, Xin Feng, Chongtao Du, Paul R Langford, Wenyu Han, Junling Yang, Liancheng Lei
Contagious porcine pleuropneumonia (CPP), caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP), is a highly transmissible and fatal respiratory illness that causes tremendous economic losses for the pig breeding industry worldwide. Propionibacterium acnes (PA) has a strong cross-reaction with anti-APP1 and anti-APP5 serum and can efficiently prevent APP infection, which was fortuitously found in researching the differential gene between the different APP serotypes. There seems to be some natural cross-protection between PA and APP...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620560/propionibacterium-acnes-is-an-unusual-cause-of-acute-scrotal-abscess-in-a-preterm-infant
#7
Naoto Nishizaki, Tadaharu Okazaki, Yu Adachi, Kaoru Obinata, Hiromichi Shoji, Toshiaki Shimizu
Acute scrotal abscess is an extremely rare condition in neonates and may mimic testicular torsion. Most of these abscesses have reportedly been due to Staphylococcus and Salmonella spp. infections. We herein report a unilateral acute scrotal abscess in a preterm infant born at 26 weeks in whom Propionibacterium acnes was isolated from the collected scrotal fluid culture. To our knowledge, this is the first case report implicating P. acnes as a causative agent of neonatal scrotal abscess. Based on such findings, P...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618752/a-comparison-of-culture-and-pcr-methods-for-identifying-propionibacterium-acnes-in-lesions-isolated-from-patients-with-acne
#8
Negin Naghdi, Masood Ghane
BACKGROUND/AIM: One of the factors that affect the occurrence of acne is the presence of Propionibacterium acnes. The present study was conducted to compare the culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods for identifying P. acnes in lesions isolated from patients with acne. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To examine the presence of P. acnes, 70 samples of acne lesions were collected. Microbial culture and the PCR molecular technique were used to identify P. acnes...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605136/a-polycation-antimicrobial-peptide-mimic-without-resistance-buildup-against-propionibacterium-acnes
#9
Sithara S Nair, Olga Y Zolotarskaya, Matthew J Beckwith, Dennis E Ohman, Kenneth J Wynne
A preliminary study is reported for a polycation antimicrobial peptide (AMP) mimic against Propionibacterium acnes, which is associated with acne vulgaris, a common skin condition. Antibiotics are commonly used against P. acnes but buildup of resistance is well-known. Worse, antibiotic regimens build up resistance for more sensitive bacteria such as Staphylococcus epidermidis. The polycation AMP mimic C12-50, 1, is chosen for the present study as it has been previously shown to have high antimicrobial effectiveness...
June 12, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602804/in%C3%A2-vitro-emergence-of-fluoroquinolone-resistance-in-cutibacterium-formerly-propionibacterium-acnes-and-molecular-characterization-of-mutations-in-the-gyra-gene
#10
Eve-Marie Takoudju, Aurélie Guillouzouic, Stanimir Kambarev, Frédéric Pecorari, Stéphane Corvec
In vitro occurrence of levofloxacin (LVX) resistance in C. acnes and characterization of its molecular background were investigated. The mutation frequency was determined by inoculation of 10(8) cfu of C. acnes ATCC 11827 (LVX MIC = 0.25 mg/L) on LVX-containing agar plates. The progressive emergence of resistance was studied by a second exposure to increasing LVX concentrations. For mutants, the QRDR regions including the gyrA and parC genes were sequenced and compared to both C. acnes ATCC 11827 and C...
June 8, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596074/introduction-of-an-acetyl-coa-carboxylation-bypass-into-escherichia-coli-for-enhanced-free-fatty-acid-production
#11
Kwang Soo Shin, Sung Kuk Lee
This study investigated the effect of the methylmalonyl-CoA carboxyltransferase (MMC) of Propionibacterium freudenreichii on production of free fatty acid (FFA) in Escherichia coli. Overexpression of the MMC exhibited a 44% increase in FFA titer. Co-overexpression of MMC and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PPC), which supplies the MMC precursor, further improved the titer by 40%. Expression of malic enzyme (MaeB) led to a 23% increase in FFA titer in the acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC)-overexpressing cells, but no increase in the MMC-overexpressing cells...
May 31, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595609/erratum-to-high-incidence-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection-with-propionibacterium-acnes-after-the-use-of-a-stemless-shoulder-prosthesis-with-metaphyseal-screw-fixation-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-241-patients-propionibacter-infections-after-eclipse-tsa
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593717/genetic-architecture-of-acne-vulgaris
#13
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Ramtin Lichtenberger, Michael A Simpson, Catherine Smith, Jonathan Barker, Alexander A Navarini
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a ubiquitary skin disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the pilosebaceous unit resulting from bacterial colonization of hair follicles by Propionibacterium acnes, androgen-induced increased sebum production, altered keratinization and inflammation. OBJECTIVE: Here we review our current understanding of the genetic architecture of this intriguing disease and want to show rare and corresponding diseases like PCOS with acne vulgaris...
June 7, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586598/an-unusual-pathogen-causing-native-valve-endocarditis
#14
Aneela Hussain, Nosheen Nasir, Bushra Jamil
We present the case of a gentleman who was being evaluated for restrictive lung disease and was incidentally found to have mitral valve stenosis on an HRCT. During the surgical procedure for valve replacement, he was found to have an abscess around the native mitral valve which was drained. Pus from the abscess as well as the valve tissue grew Propionibacterium acnes after holding the cultures long. The patient was treated with IV ceftriaxone with good response to therapy. While Propionibacterium acnes is known to cause prosthetic valve infections there are rare case reports with native valves...
October 2016: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571932/detection-of-the-relatively-slow-growing-propionibacterium-acnes-in-seven-matrices-of-blood-components-and-advanced-therapeutical-medicinal-products
#15
Nicole Arlt, Remo Rothe, Thomas Juretzek, Heidrun Peltroche, Torsten Tonn, Rainer Moog
BACKGROUND: Relatively slow-growing bacteria like Propionibacterium acnes represent a challenge for quality control investigations in sterility release testing of blood components and advanced therapeutic medicinal products (ATMPs). METHODS: A convenient validation with 7 matrices was performed using buffy coat, stem cells, islet cells, natural killer cells, red blood cells, platelets and plasma in the microbial detection system Bact/Alert(®)3D incubator. All matrix samples were spiked twofold with Propionibacterium acnes with approximately 50 colony forming units (CFUs) per bottle in iAST and iNST culture bottles for 14days using a multishot bioball...
May 19, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562419/endocrine-disorders-and-hormonal-therapy-for-adolescent-acne
#16
Henry L Nguyen, Megha M Tollefson
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Acne vulgaris is a global disease with increasing prevalence in adolescents. It has a profound impact on their quality of life, especially when endocrine disorders are also involved. Recent concerns regarding antibiotic stewardship, failures with antibiotic usage, and the development of antibiotic-resistant Propionibacterium acnes have led clinicians to consider other therapeutic options for acne treatment. The present review explores hormonal therapies for the treatment of acne vulgaris...
May 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552835/effect-of-propionibacterium-acnes-pa-injection-on-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-in-a-rat-model-does-it-mimic-modic-changes
#17
Tomas Zamora, Joaquin Palma, Marcelo Andia, Patricia Garcia, Aniela Wozniak, Antonieta Solar, Mauricio Campos
INTRODUCTION: Multiple reports of bacterial isolates in human disc tissue have suggested a role of low-grade infection on intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) and Modic Changes (MC) generation. Animal models have been extensively used to study IDD; however, until recently, no consideration had been given to eventual infectious processes. To reproduce the phenomena by inoculating an infecting agent would support the infectious hypothesis. Therefore, we studied the effect of Propionibacterium acnes (PA)inoculation on rat tails and determined whether it would produce MCs on the adjacent endplates...
May 25, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546822/commercial-essential-oils-as-potential-antimicrobials-to-treat-skin-diseases
#18
REVIEW
Ané Orchard, Sandy van Vuuren
Essential oils are one of the most notorious natural products used for medical purposes. Combined with their popular use in dermatology, their availability, and the development of antimicrobial resistance, commercial essential oils are often an option for therapy. At least 90 essential oils can be identified as being recommended for dermatological use, with at least 1500 combinations. This review explores the fundamental knowledge available on the antimicrobial properties against pathogens responsible for dermatological infections and compares the scientific evidence to what is recommended for use in common layman's literature...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544767/a-poly-propyleneimine-dendrimer-based-polyplex-system-for-single-chain-antibody-mediated-targeted-delivery-and-cellular-uptake-of-sirna
#19
Stefanie Tietze, Isabell Schau, Susanne Michen, Franka Ennen, Andreas Janke, Gabriele Schackert, Achim Aigner, Dietmar Appelhans, Achim Temme
Therapeutics based on small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) offer a great potential to treat so far incurable diseases or metastatic cancer. However, the broad application of siRNAs using various nonviral carrier systems is hampered by unspecific toxic side effects, poor pharmacokinetics due to unwanted delivery of siRNA-loaded nanoparticles into nontarget organs, or rapid renal excretion. In order to overcome these obstacles, several targeting strategies using chemically linked antibodies and ligands have emerged...
May 22, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539477/bacterial-colonization-and-succession-in-a-newly-opened-hospital
#20
Simon Lax, Naseer Sangwan, Daniel Smith, Peter Larsen, Kim M Handley, Miles Richardson, Kristina Guyton, Monika Krezalek, Benjamin D Shogan, Jennifer Defazio, Irma Flemming, Baddr Shakhsheer, Stephen Weber, Emily Landon, Sylvia Garcia-Houchins, Jeffrey Siegel, John Alverdy, Rob Knight, Brent Stephens, Jack A Gilbert
The microorganisms that inhabit hospitals may influence patient recovery and outcome, although the complexity and diversity of these bacterial communities can confound our ability to focus on potential pathogens in isolation. To develop a community-level understanding of how microorganisms colonize and move through the hospital environment, we characterized the bacterial dynamics among hospital surfaces, patients, and staff over the course of 1 year as a new hospital became operational. The bacteria in patient rooms, particularly on bedrails, consistently resembled the skin microbiota of the patient occupying the room...
May 24, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
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