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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456942/bacterial-biofilms-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-and-their-implications-for-clinical-management
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Abhilasha Karunasagar, Santosh S Garag, Suma B Appannavar, Raghavendra D Kulkarni, Ashok S Naik
To study the microbiological profile in patients with chronic rhino-sinusitis. To correlate disease severity with the presence of biofilms and host risk factors. To assess outcome of Sinus Surgery 2 weeks post operatively in terms of presence of bacteria and their ability to form biofilm. Prospective study. 50 cases of chronic rhino-sinusitis requiring Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery admitted in SDM Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka were studied using intra-operative mucosal samples for microbiological analysis...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449095/relationships-between-bacteriospermia-dna-integrity-nuclear-protamine-alteration-sperm-quality-and-icsi-outcome
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Ali Zeyad, Mohammed Hamad, Houda Amor, Mohamad Eid Hammadeh
The Aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of bacteriospermia on human sperm parameters, nuclear protamines, DNA integrity and ICSI outcome in patients enrolled for ICSI treatment. 84 unselected couples consulting in infertility and obstetrics clinic and enrolled for ICSI treatment were included in this study. The semen specimens were screened bacteriologically; semen and sperm parameters were also evaluated according to WHO guidelines. DNA integrity, protamines concentration and protamine deficiency were estimated by TUNEL assay, AU-PAGE and Chromomycin (CMA3) respectively...
February 12, 2018: Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408029/characterization-of-a-genetically-distinct-subpopulation-of-staphylococcus-haemolyticus-isolated-from-milk-of-cows-with-intramammary-infections
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Anna Wanecka, Jarosław Król, Jan Twardoń, Jacek Mrowiec, Jacek Bania, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Anna Tobiasz
The aim of this paper is to describe a novel subpopulation of Staphylococcus haemolyticus isolated from intramammary gland infections (IMI) in cattle. In total, eight isolates originating from milk samples from two unrelated dairy farms were examined phenotypically (using the ID 32 STAPH system) and genotypically. These isolates had almost identical sequences of each of the housekeeping genes examined (dnaJ, rpoB and sodA) but these sequences displayed similarity of only ∼92.5%, 95.0% and 96.8%, respectively, with known S...
February 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399552/combined-activity-of-colloid-nanosilver-and-zataria-multi%C3%AF-ora-boiss-essential-oil-mechanism-of-action-and-biofilm-removal-activity
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Maryam Shirdel, Hossein Tajik, Mehran Moradi
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate antimicrobial and biofilm removal potential of Zataria multiflora essential oil (ZEO) and silver nanoparticle (SNP) alone and in combination on Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella Typhimurium and evaluate the mechanism of action. Methods: The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), and optimal inhibitory combination (OIC) of ZEO and SNP were determined according to fractional inhibitory concentration (FIC) method. Biofilm removal potential and leakage pattern of 260-nm absorbing material from the bacterial cell during exposure to the compounds were also investigated...
December 2017: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398026/antimicrobial-consumption-on-dairy-herds-and-its-association-with-antimicrobial-inhibition-zone-diameters-of-non-aureus-staphylococci-and-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-subclinical-mastitis
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M Stevens, S Piepers, K Supré, S De Vliegher
The main objectives of this study were to quantify the consumption of antimicrobials on a convenience sample of dairy herds and to determine the association between herd-level antimicrobial consumption and inhibition zone diameters (IZD) of non-aureus staphylococci and Staphylococcus aureus isolates from subclinical mastitis cases. Also, the association between the IZD of non-aureus staphylococci and Staph. aureus isolates within a herd was studied. Antimicrobial consumption data on 56 Flemish dairy farms were obtained between 2013 and 2014 by so-called garbage can audits and expressed as antimicrobial treatment incidence (ATI), with the unit of ATI being the number of defined daily doses animal (DDDA) used per 1,000 cow-days...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397175/short-communication-characterization-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-along-the-raw-milk-cheese-production-process-in-artisan-dairies-in-italy
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S Johler, G Macori, A Bellio, P L Acutis, S Gallina, L Decastelli
Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of food-borne intoxications. Several staphylococcal food poisoning outbreaks have been linked to consumption of raw milk cheeses and artisanal cheese production. However, information on Staph. aureus isolated from artisanal raw milk cheeses and small-scale dairy production environments is very limited. Therefore, we aimed to characterize Staph. aureus isolated along the artisanal raw milk production chain by determining (1) the population structure, and (2) the presence/absence of enterotoxin genes, mecA/C, and pvl...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395146/short-communication-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-conventional-and-organic-dairy-herds-in-germany
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Bernd-Alois Tenhagen, Katja Alt, Beatrice Pfefferkorn, Lars Wiehle, Annemarie Käsbohrer, Alexandra Fetsch
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been described repeatedly in dairy herds. In this study, we compared the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of MRSA in bulk tank milk from conventional and organic dairy herds in Germany. Samples were collected from 372 conventional and 303 organic dairy herds throughout Germany. Bulk tank milk (25 mL) was tested for MRSA using an established double selective enrichment method. The MRSA isolates were typed using spa typing and tested for resistance to 19 antimicrobials using the broth microdilution method...
January 29, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364698/prevalence-and-characterization-of-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-in-the-pork-chain-supply-in-chile
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Valeria Velasco, José L Vergara, Ana M Bonilla, Javier Muñoz, Alejandra Mallea, Diego Vallejos, Mario Quezada-Aguiluz, Jorge Campos, Pedro Rojas-García
The detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other emerging strains in meat-producing animals and retail meat has increased the risk of contamination of food. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and characterize S. aureus strains isolated from the pork chain supply in Chile. A total of 487 samples were collected: 332 samples from pigs at farms and slaughterhouses (nasal, n = 155; skin, n = 177); 85 samples from carcasses at slaughterhouses; and 70 meat samples at supermarkets and retail stores...
January 24, 2018: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331467/canadian-national-dairy-study-herd-level-milk-quality
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C A Bauman, H W Barkema, J Dubuc, G P Keefe, D F Kelton
The objective of this study was to estimate Canadian national milk quality parameters and estimate the bulk tank milk (BTM) prevalence of 4 mastitis pathogens, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Mycoplasma bovis, and Prototheca spp., on Canadian dairy farms. A questionnaire was sent to all Canadian dairy producers. Of the 1,062 producers who completed the questionnaire, 374 producers from across the country were visited and milking hygiene was assessed. Farm-level milk quality data for all Canadian dairy producers was collected from the provincial marketing boards and combined with the questionnaire and farm visit data...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325865/emerging-discrepancies-in-conventional-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-methicillin-resistant-staph-aureus-isolated-from-bovine-milk
#10
Amjad Islam Aqib, Muhammad Ijaz, Shahid Hussain Farooqi, Rais Ahmed, Muhammad Shoaib, Muhammad Muddassir Ali, Khalid Mehmood, Hui Zhang
Methicillin resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) is an emerging public health concern from dairy milk, and its diagnosis by phenotypic methodology is experiencing higher discrepancies. The present study was planned to estimate discrepancies in phenotypic identification of MRSA and MSSA (Methicillin sensitive Staph aureus) in relation to mecA, and prevalent risk factors from various localities. In-vitro oxacilline antibiotic disks were used for phenotypic identification of MRSA, whereas mecA gene was used as MRSA marker in Staph aureus by PCR...
January 8, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
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/29224881/early-lactation-extended-pirlimycin-therapy-against-naturally-acquired-staphylococcus-aureus-intramammary-infections-in-heifers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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S Skoulikas, S Dufour, D Haine, J-Y Perreault, J-P Roy
The primary objective of the current study was to evaluate cure rate following an early-lactation extended intramammary pirlimycin treatment on heifers naturally infected by Staphylococcus aureus. The secondary objective was to assess Petrifilm Staph Express (3M Microbiology, St. Paul, MN) count plate characteristics when used in a protocol for early-lactation detection of infected quarters in heifers. Milk samples were collected from heifers (n = 946) in the first few days following calving (mean = 5 d). Heifers with laboratory-confirmed S...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187146/determination-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-patterns-in-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-recovered-from-patients-at-two-main-health-facilities-in-kabul-afghanistan
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Haji Mohammad Naimi, Hamidullah Rasekh, Ahmad Zia Noori, Mohammad Aman Bahaduri
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a major pathogen implicated in skin and soft tissue infections, abscess in deep organs, toxin mediated diseases, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, post-surgical wound infections, meningitis and many other diseases. Irresponsible and over use of antibiotics has led to an increased presence of multidrug resistant organisms and especially methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as a major public health concern in Afghanistan...
November 29, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153513/biofilm-formation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-dairy-isolates-representing-different-genotypes
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E Thiran, P A Di Ciccio, H U Graber, E Zanardi, A Ianieri, J Hummerjohann
The objective of this study was to compare the biofilm-forming capabilities of different genotypes of Staphylococcus aureus dairy isolates from Switzerland and northern Italy, including Staph. aureus genotype B (GTB) and methicillin-resistant Staph. aureus (MRSA). We hypothesized that biofilm formation might be more pronounced in the contagious GTB isolates compared with other genotypes affecting individual animals. Twenty-four dairy isolates, including 9 MRSA, were further characterized by genotyping by using ribosomal spacer PCR, spa typing, biofilm formation under static and dynamic conditions, and scanning electron microscopy...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111996/microbial-keratitis-after-accelerated-corneal-collagen-cross-linking-in-keratoconus
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Prafulla K Maharana, Pranita Sahay, M Sujeeth, Deepali Singhal, Anubha Rathi, Jeewan S Titiyal, Namrata Sharma
PURPOSE: To assess the pattern of microbial keratitis after accelerated corneal collagen cross-linkage (aCXL) in patients with keratoconus. METHOD: The medical records of cases of keratoconus that underwent aCXL from June 2014 to May 2017 were reviewed. Cases that developed microbial keratitis after aCXL were included in the study. The clinical, microbiological profile and the treatment outcomes were evaluated. RESULTS: Of 532 eyes that underwent aCXL, 7 cases developed microbial keratitis during the study period...
November 2, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102135/different-durations-of-whole-raw-soybean-supplementation-during-the-prepartum-period-measures-of-cellular-immune-function-in-transition-cows
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R Gardinal, G D Calomeni, F Zanferari, T H A Vendramini, C S Takiya, H G Bertagnon, C F Batista, A M M P Della Libera, F P Renno
The objective of this study was to evaluate different durations of whole raw soybean (WS) supplementation (diet rich in n-6 fatty acid) during the prepartum period on cellular immune function of dairy cows in the transition period and early lactation. Thirty-one Holstein cows were used in a completely randomized design and assigned to 4 experimental groups (G) [G90, G60, G30, and G0 (control)] supplemented with a diet containing 12% of WS from 90, 60, 30 and 0 d relative to the calving date, respectively. Cows were dried off 60 d before the expected calving date...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095869/elimination-kinetics-of-ceftiofur-hydrochloride-in-milk-after-an-8-day-extended-intramammary-administration-in-healthy-and-infected-cows
#17
Rongwei Han, Songli Li, Jun Wang, Zhongna Yu, Jiaqi Wang, Nan Zheng
Ceftiofur hydrochloride (CEF) is occasionally used for the intramammary (IMM) treatment of mastitis. This extralabel manner could result in a drug-residue violation of the milk. The objective of this study was to determine the elimination kinetics of IMM CEF in lactating dairy cattle. The pharmacokinetic profile of CEF after repeated IMM administration in nine healthy cows and nine Staphylococcus aureus infected cows was investigated, alongside determining the MICs of Staph. aureus field strains. The MIC 90 value for CEF in Staph...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030872/survival-and-detection-of-bacillus-cereus-in-the-presence-of-escherichia-coli-salmonella-enteriditis-staphylococcus-aureus-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-candida-albicans-after-rechallenge-in-makeup-removers
#18
Nadine Yossa, Gabriela Arce, James Smiley, Mei-Chiung Jo Huang, Lanlan Yin, Rebecca Bell, Sandra Tallent, Eric Brown, Thomas Hammack
OBJECTIVE: Pathogenic contamination of cosmetics intended to be applied on or around the eye area, including make-up removers, may lead to severe eye infections. To assess the efficacy of antimicrobial preservatives in these products we investigated the survival and detection of Bacillus cereus F 4227A spiked into make-up removers, alone and in the presence of other relevant microorganisms. METHODS: Four brands of make-up removers, A, B, C and D, were challenged three times (day 0, day 7, and day 14) using B...
October 14, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977678/associations-between-resistance-phenotype-and-gene-expression-in-response-to-serial-exposure-to-oxacillin-and-ciprofloxacin-in-staphylococcus-aureus
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M J Uddin, J Ahn
This study was designed to delineate the relationship between resistance phenotypes and gene expression in wild-type (SA(WT) ), oxacillin-induced (SA(OXA) ), ciprofloxacin-induced (SA(CIP) ) and clinically acquired antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (SA(CA) ) exposed to oxacillin (β-lactam) and ciprofloxacin (fluoroquinolone). The phenotypic response and gene expression were varied with the antibiotic exposure. SA(WT) was highly resistant to oxacillin (MIC = 8 μg ml(-1) ) after serial exposure to oxacillin, while the oxacillin susceptibility was not changed in SA(WT) when exposed to ciprofloxacin (MIC = 0·25 μg ml(-1) )...
October 4, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949803/enterotoxin-production-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-staphylococci-isolated-from-traditional-raw-milk-cheeses-in-serbia
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Snezana Bulajic, Svetlana Colovic, Dusan Misic, Jasna Djordjevic, Radoslava Savic-Radovanovic, Jelena Asanin, Tijana Ledina
This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of coagulase positive staphylococci (CPS) by examining a total of 71 raw milk cheeses. Additionally, enterotoxigenicity, antimicrobial susceptibility and the presence of mecA and mecC genes in the staphylococcal isolates were investigated. The isolation and enumeration procedure of CPS followed the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard. The presumptive staphylococci were identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) using the VITEK MS system...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
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