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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319716/multiple-stressors-in-sediments-impact-adjacent-hard-substrate-habitats-and-across-biological-domains
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Jasmin C Lawes, Katherine A Dafforn, Graeme F Clark, Mark V Brown, Emma L Johnston
Coastal systems are increasingly impacted by human activities. While the direct effects of individual contaminants have been investigated, the potential for multiple contaminants to impact adjacent hard substrate habitats is poorly understood. Sediment-bound contaminants pose a risk to water column organisms through resuspension and the fluxing of dissolved nutrients and metals. This study experimentally manipulated contaminated coastal sediments in mesocosms with additions of a common fertiliser to investigate the impact on both bacterial biofilms and macrofouling communities on nearby hard substrates...
March 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319163/hopanoid-free-methylobacterium-extorquens-dm4-overproduces-carotenoids-and-has-widespread-growth-impairment
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Alexander S Bradley, Paige K Swanson, Emilie E L Muller, Françoise Bringel, Sean M Caroll, Ann Pearson, Stéphane Vuilleumier, Christopher J Marx
Hopanoids are sterol-like membrane lipids widely used as geochemical proxies for bacteria. Currently, the physiological role of hopanoids is not well understood, and this represents one of the major limitations in interpreting the significance of their presence in ancient or contemporary sediments. Previous analyses of mutants lacking hopanoids in a range of bacteria have revealed a range of phenotypes under normal growth conditions, but with most having at least an increased sensitivity to toxins and osmotic stress...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319121/growth-altering-microbial-interactions-are-responsive-to-chemical-context
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Angela Liu, Anne M Archer, Matthew B Biggs, Jason A Papin
Microbial interactions are ubiquitous in nature, and are equally as relevant to human wellbeing as the identities of the interacting microbes. However, microbial interactions are difficult to measure and characterize. Furthermore, there is growing evidence that they are not fixed, but dependent on environmental context. We present a novel workflow for inferring microbial interactions that integrates semi-automated image analysis with a colony stamping mechanism, with the overall effect of improving throughput and reproducibility of colony interaction assays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318779/infection-control-implications-of-the-laundering-of-ambulance-staff-uniforms-and-reusable-mops
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W G Mackay, S Whitehead, N Purdue, M Smith, N Redhead, C Williams, S Wilson
There is a lack of published studies on laundering in ambulance services. We performed bacterial culture on soiled and unsoiled uniforms and reusable mop heads artificially contaminated with Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Clostridium difficile spores. Current laundering processes used for routine cleans in the ambulances appears, from our simulations, to be effective at reducing vegetative pathogenic bacteria to undetectable levels, <3.398log10 colony-forming units (S. aureus and E. coli)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317852/a-novel-biocontainment-strategy-makes-bacterial-growth-and-survival-dependent-on-phosphite
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Ryuichi Hirota, Kenji Abe, Zen-Ichiro Katsuura, Reiji Noguchi, Shigeaki Moribe, Kei Motomura, Takenori Ishida, Maxym Alexandrov, Hisakage Funabashi, Takeshi Ikeda, Akio Kuroda
There is a growing demand to develop biocontainment strategies that prevent unintended proliferation of genetically modified organisms in the open environment. We found that the hypophosphite (H3PO2, HPt) transporter HtxBCDE from Pseudomonas stutzeri WM88 was also capable of transporting phosphite (H3PO3, Pt) but not phosphate (H3PO4, Pi), suggesting the potential for engineering a Pt/HPt-dependent bacterial strain as a biocontainment strategy. We disrupted all Pi and organic Pi transporters in an Escherichia coli strain expressing HtxABCDE and a Pt dehydrogenase, leaving Pt/HPt uptake and oxidation as the only means to obtain Pi...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303823/bacterial-and-fungal-biofilm-formation-on-contact-lenses-and-their-susceptibility-to-lens-care-solutions
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Siddharth Kackar, Ethel Suman, M Shashidhar Kotian
BACKGROUND: Microbial biofilm formation on contact lenses and lens storage cases may be a risk factor for contact lens-associated corneal infections. Various types of contact lens care solutions are used to reduce microbial growths on lenses. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed at comparing the growths of biofilms on the different contact lenses and lens cases. The study also aimed at determining the effect of lens care solutions and bacteriophage on these biofilms...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302430/antimicrobial-copper-alloys-decreased-bacteria-on-stethoscope-surfaces
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Michael G Schmidt, Rachel E Tuuri, Arif Dharsee, Hubert H Attaway, Sarah E Fairey, Keith T Borg, Cassandra D Salgado, Bruce E Hirsch
BACKGROUND: Stethoscopes may serve as vehicles for transmission of bacteria among patients. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of antimicrobial copper surfaces to reduce the bacterial concentration associated with stethoscope surfaces. METHODS: A structured prospective trial involving 21 health care providers was conducted at a pediatric emergency division (ED) (n = 14) and an adult medical intensive care unit located in tertiary care facilities (n = 7)...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302381/an-entomopathogenic-bacterium-xenorhabdus-hominickii-anu101-produces-oxindole-and-suppresses-host-insect-immune-response-by-inhibiting-eicosanoid-biosynthesis
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Md Sadekuzzaman, Youngjin Park, Seunghee Lee, Kunwoo Kim, Jin Kyo Jung, Yonggyun Kim
An entomopathogenic bacterium, Xenorhabdus hominickii ANU101, was isolated from an entomopathogenic nematode, Steinernema monticolum. X. hominickii exhibited significant insecticidal activities at ≥ 6.6 × 10(2) colony-forming units per larva against a lepidopteran insect, Spodoptera exigua with hemocoelic injection. The insecticidal activity of X. hominickii was reduced by an addition of arachidonic acid (AA, a catalytic product of PLA2), but enhanced by an addition by dexamethasone (DEX, a specific inhibitor of PLA2)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301230/three-cases-of-escherichia-coli-meningitis-in-chicks-imported-to-japan
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Kazufumi Kasuya, Natsumi Shimokubo, Chieko Kosuge, Kou Takayama, Eiji Yoshida, Hiroyuki Osaka
Three outbreaks of colibacillosis have occurred in chicks during the quarantine period after importation to Japan. All three were derived from three different countries without epidemiologic relevance. Some birds from each infected flock were examined pathologically and bacteriologically. The characteristic histologic finding common to all three cases was severe bacterial meningitis in the central nervous system. Pericarditis, perihepatitis, and omphalitis with bacterial colonies were also observed. The bacterial colonies observed histologically were immunohistochemically positive for Escherichia coli antigens...
March 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301014/evaluation-of-surface-roughness-and-bacterial-adhesion-on-tooth-enamel-irradiated-with-high-intensity-lasers
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Ruchele D Nogueira, Camilla B Silva, Cesar P Lepri, Regina Guenka Palma-Dibb, Vinicius R Geraldo-Martins
The aim was to evaluate the surface roughness and bacterial adhesion on enamel irradiated with high intensity lasers, associated or not to a fluoride varnish. Eighty fragments of bovine enamel were equally divided in 8 groups (n=10). Group 1 was not treated and Group 2 received only a 5% fluoride varnish application. The other groups were irradiated with an Er:Cr:YSGG (8.92 J/cm2), an Nd:YAG (84.9 J/cm2) and a diode laser (199.04 J/cm2), associated or not to a 5% fluoride varnish. The surface roughness was measured before and after treatments...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298975/evaluation-of-antimicrobial-and-antifungal-efficacy-of-chitosan-as-endodontic-irrigant-against-enterococcus-faecalis-and-candida-albicans-biofilm-formed-on-tooth-substrate
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Pankaj Yadav, Sarika Chaudhary, Rajendra K Saxena, Sangeeta Talwar, Sudha Yadav
BACKGROUND: Bacterial biofilms formed on the root canal wall are often difficult to remove. This study aimed to evaluate the cytotoxic effect and antibacterial efficacy of chitosan when used as root canal irrigant against E. Faecalis and Candida albicans biofilm formed on tooth substrate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present study evaluated antibacterial effect of 0.25% Chitosan, 0.5% Chitosan, 2% chlorhexidine and 3% sodium hypochlorite against Enterococcus faecalis and Candida Albicans...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298816/effect-of-gallium-arsenic-laser-on-photosensitized-periodontopathic-anaerobic-organisms-an-in-vitro-study
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Setu Mathur, Shaila Veerappa Kothiwale, Buddhi Prakash Nag, Tanu Mathur, Ashoka Bhansali, Rohit Kumar Khatri
BACKGROUND: The mainstay of periodontal therapy is mechanical removal of subgingival plaque. There is considerable interest in supplementing it with the use of antibiotics and antiseptics. Many drawbacks are associated with these adjunctive pharmacological regimens such as development of resistance to antibiotics and disruption of microflora of the gastrointestinal tract. Hence, alternate means of killing subgingival bacteria are clearly desirable. One such method is the use of laser...
July 2016: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298536/pasteurization-procedures-for-donor-human-milk-affect-body-growth-intestinal-structure-and-resistance-against-bacterial-infections-in-preterm-pigs
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Yanqi Li, Duc Ninh Nguyen, Marita de Waard, Lars Christensen, Ping Zhou, Pingping Jiang, Jing Sun, Anders Miki Bojesen, Charlotte Lauridsen, Jens Lykkesfeldt, Trine Kastrup Dalsgaard, Stine Brandt Bering, Per Torp Sangild
Background: Holder pasteurization (HP) destroys multiple bioactive factors in donor human milk (DM), and UV-C irradiation (UVC) is potentially a gentler method for pasteurizing DM for preterm infants.Objective: We investigated whether UVC-treated DM improves gut maturation and resistance toward bacterial infections relative to HP-treated DM.Methods: Bacteria, selected bioactive components, and markers of antioxidant capacity were measured in unpasteurized donor milk (UP), HP-treated milk, and UVC-treated milk (all from the same DM pool)...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297697/evaluation-of-infection-resistance-of-biodegradable-versus-conventional-annuloplasty-rings-in-an-in-vivo-rat-subcutaneous-model
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Ilhan Ozgol, Burak Can Depboylu, Aybala Tongut, Sinem Ozdemir, Yasar Bagdatlı, Sanaz Ainechi, Buge Oz, Jean-Claude Pache, Selim Erenturk, Afksendiyos Kalangos, Ali Can Hatemi, Mustafa Cikirikcioglu
BACKGROUND: Biodegradable atrioventricular annuloplasty rings are theoretically more infection resistant due to their intra-annular implantation technique and nonporous structures (monofilament of poly-1,4-dioxanone). The aim of this study was to investigate the infection resistance of a biodegradable annuloplasty ring (Kalangos-Bioring®) in a rat subcutaneous implantation model and to compare it with a commonly used conventional annuloplasty ring (Edwards Physio II®). METHODS: This study included 32 Wistar albino rats which were divided into 2 groups according to the implantation of sterile or infected annuloplasty rings as control and study groups...
March 16, 2017: European Surgical Research. Europäische Chirurgische Forschung. Recherches Chirurgicales Européennes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296246/assessment-of-oral-cytological-features-in-smokers-and-nonsmokers-after-application-of-toluidine-blue
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Majid Sharbatdaran, Hamid Abbaszadeh, Sepideh Siadati, Mohammad Ranaee, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Mahdieh Rajabi-Moghaddam
INTRODUCTION: Smoking is the most important etiologic factor of oral cancer. Exfoliative cytology is the best method for early detection of oral cancer. Toluidine blue staining is used for detection of oral premalignant and malignant lesions. The aim of this study was to enhance the accuracy of oral exfoliative cytology in evaluating dysplastic features using toluidine blue staining. METHODS AND MATERIALS: This clinical trials study was performed on 60 male smokers and nonsmokers without clinically oral lesion...
March 10, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295043/chlorin-e6-mediated-photodynamic-inactivation-for-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-keratitis-in-mice-in-vivo
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Ming-Feng Wu, Mona Deichelbohrer, Thomas Tschernig, Matthias W Laschke, Nóra Szentmáry, Dirk Hüttenberger, Hans-Jochen Foth, Berthold Seitz, Markus Bischoff
Following corneal epithelium scratches, mouse corneas were infected with the multidrug resistant (MDR) P. aeruginosa strain PA54. 24 hours later, 0% (for control group), 0.01%, 0.05% or 0.1% Chlorin e6 (Ce6), a second generation photosensitizer derived from chlorophyll, was combined with red light, for photodynamic inactivation (PDI). 1 hour or 2 days later, entire mouse eyes were enucleated and homogenized for counting colony forming units (CFU) of P. aeruginosa. For comparison, 0.1% Ce6 mediated PDI was started at 12 hours post infection, and 0...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294701/the-impact-of-a-940%C3%A2-nm-diode-laser-with-radial-firing-tip-and-bare-end-fiber-tip-on-enterococcus-faecalis-in-the-root-canal-wall-dentin-of-bovine-teeth-an-in-vitro-study
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Ruth Schulte-Lünzum, Norbert Gutknecht, Georg Conrads, Rene Franzen
OBJECTIVE: This in vitro study aimed to compare the bactericidal effect of two different laser delivery systems, a radial firing tip (RFT) and bare end fiber tip (BFT) used with the 940 nm diode laser on Enterococcus faecalis inoculated onto bovine radicular dentin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 bovine dentin slices with a defined thickness of 500 and 1000 μm were prepared. They were assigned into four test groups together with untreated samples served as control for each slice thickness...
March 14, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291433/effects-of-bone-cement-loaded-with-teicoplanin-n-acetylcysteine-or-their-combination-on-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm-formation-an-in-vitro-study
#18
Hasan Göçer, Dilek Emir, Mehmet Emin Önger, Nevzat Dabak
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to demonstrate the antibiofilm effects of teicoplanin alone, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) alone, or combination of both compounds when mixed with bone cement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of four groups were formed by using six cement samples in each, prepared with bone cement having different contents in each group. Group 1 (control group): cement alone without any drugs added. Group 2: 40 g cement, 400 mg teicoplanin. Group 3: 40 g cement, 6 g NAC...
April 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291321/nanoengineered-superhydrophobic-surfaces-of-aluminum-with-extremely-low-bacterial-adhesivity
#19
Ferdi Hizal, Natthakan Rungraeng, Junghoon Lee, Soojin Jun, Henk J Busscher, Henny C Van der Mei, Chang-Hwan Choi
Bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on surfaces are troublesome in many industrial processes. Here, nanoporous and nanopillared aluminum surfaces were engineered by anodizing and post-etching processes and made hydrophilic (using the inherent oxide layer) or hydrophobic (applying a Teflon coating) with the aim of discouraging bacterial adhesion. Adhesion of Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 12600 (Gram-positive, spherically-shaped) and Escherichia coli K-12 (Gram-negative, rod-shaped) was evaluated to the nanoengineered surfaces under both static and flow conditions (fluid shear rate of 37 1/s)...
March 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291188/quantification-of-peri-implant-bacterial-load-and-in-vivo-biofilm-formation-in-an-innovative-clinically-representative-mouse-model-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Alberto V Carli, Samrath Bhimani, Xu Yang, Matthew B Shirley, Karen L de Mesy Bentley, F Patrick Ross, Mathias P G Bostrom
BACKGROUND: Periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) is a devastating complication following total joint arthroplasty. Current animal models of PJI are limited because of a lack of quantitative methods and failure to effectively recreate the periprosthetic space. We therefore developed a murine PJI model involving a 3-dimensionally printed Ti-6Al-4V implant capable of bearing weight and permitting quantitative analysis of periprosthetic bacterial load and evaluation of biofilm. METHODS: Twenty-five 12-week-old C57BL/6 mice received a unilateral proximal tibial implant and intra-articular injection of either 3 × 10 colony forming units (CFUs) of Staphylococcus aureus Xen 36 or saline solution...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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