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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107747/diversity-of-dna-viruses-in-effluents-of-membrane-bioreactors-in-traverse-city-mi-usa-and-la-grande-motte-france
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Evan O'Brien, Mariya Munir, Terence Marsh, Marc Heran, Geoffroy Lesage, Volodymyr V Tarabara, Irene Xagoraraki
This study assesses diversity of DNA viruses in the effluents of two membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs): an MBR in the United States and an MBR in France. Viral diversity of these effluents is compared to that of a conventional activated sludge WWTP in the U.S. Diversity analysis indicates Herpesvirales to be the most abundant order of potentially pathogenic human DNA viruses in wastewater treated effluent in all utilities. Other potentially pathogenic human viruses detected include Adenoviridae, Parvoviridae, and Polyomaviridae...
January 8, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107706/beneficial-effect-of-cu-on-ti-nb-ta-zr-sputtered-uniform-adhesive-gum-films-accelerating-bacterial-inactivation-under-indoor-visible-light
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Akram Alhussein, Sofiane Achache, Regis Deturche, Frederic Sanchette, Cesar Pulgarin, John Kiwi, Sami Rtimi
This article presents the evidence for the significant effect of copper accelerating the bacterial inactivation on Ti-Nb-Ta-Zr (TNTZ) sputtered films on glass up to a Cu content of 8.3 at.%. These films were deposited by dc magnetron co-sputtering of an alloy target Ti-23Nb-0.7Ta-2Zr (at.%) and a Cu target. The fastest bacterial inactivation of E. coli on this later TNTZ-Cu surface proceeded within ∼75min. The films deposited by magnetron sputtering are chemically homogenous. The film roughness evaluated by atomic force spectroscopy (AFM) on the TNTZ-Cu 8...
January 15, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106311/potential-applications-of-non-thermal-plasmas-against-biofilm-associated-microorganisms-in-vitro
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REVIEW
Pradeep Puligundla, Chulkyoon Mok
Biofilms as complex microbial communities attached to surfaces are posing several challenges in different sectors, ranging from food and healthcare to desalination and power generation. Biofilms survive in hostile environments due to a distinct physiology and behavior in comparison to their planktonic counterparts. They are ubiquitous, resilient, and difficult to eradicate due to their resistant phenotype. Several chemical-based cleaning and disinfection regimens are conventionally used against biofilm-dwelling microorganisms in vitro...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104516/influence-of-uv-lamp-sulfur-iv-concentration-and-ph-on-bromate-degradation-in-uv-sulfite-systems-mechanisms-and-applications
#4
Qian Xiao, Ting Wang, Shuili Yu, Peng Yi, Lei Li
Bromate (BrO3(-)) is a possible human carcinogen regulated worldwide at a strict standard of 10 μg/L in drinking water. Removal of BrO3(-) by advanced reduction processes (ARPs) has attracted much attention due to its high reduction efficiency and easier combination with ultraviolet (UV) disinfection. In this study, we employed a UV/sulfite process to degrade BrO3(-) and studied the effects of UV lamp, sulfur(IV) concentration, and pH on effectiveness of the system in degrading BrO3(-). Low-pressure UV lamps (UV-L) instead of medium-pressure UV lamps (UV-M) were selected because of the high ultraviolet-C (UV-C) efficiency of UV-L...
January 11, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104287/enhanced-terminal-room-disinfection-and-acquisition-and-infection-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-organisms-and-clostridium-difficile-the-benefits-of-enhanced-terminal-room-disinfection-study-a-cluster-randomised-multicentre-crossover-study
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Deverick J Anderson, Luke F Chen, David J Weber, Rebekah W Moehring, Sarah S Lewis, Patricia F Triplett, Michael Blocker, Paul Becherer, J Conrad Schwab, Lauren P Knelson, Yuliya Lokhnygina, William A Rutala, Hajime Kanamori, Maria F Gergen, Daniel J Sexton
BACKGROUND: Patients admitted to hospital can acquire multidrug-resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile from inadequately disinfected environmental surfaces. We determined the effect of three enhanced strategies for terminal room disinfection (disinfection of a room between occupying patients) on acquisition and infection due to meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, C difficile, and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter. METHODS: We did a pragmatic, cluster-randomised, crossover trial at nine hospitals in the southeastern USA...
January 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104286/terminal-room-disinfection-how-much-betr-can-it-get
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Matthew P Crotty, Patricia J Jackson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104097/5-nahco3-is-appropriate-for-skin-cleaning-with-central-venous-catheters
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Hong-Lei Wu, Yang-Hui Xu, Jia-Hai Shi
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of skin cleaning with 5% NaHCO3 to 75% alcohol on the removal of skin grease and pain of patients with central venous catheters (CVC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a randomized, controlled, single-blinded and prospective study. From January-September 2015, 143 consecutive patients who met the inclusion and exclusion criteria and who underwent elective cardiovascular surgery with placement of a CVC were selected...
January 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100179/exploring-surface-cleaning-strategies-in-hospital-to-prevent-contact-transmission-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Hao Lei, Rachael M Jones, Yuguo Li
BACKGROUND: Cleaning of environmental surfaces in hospitals is important for the control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other hospital-acquired infections transmitted by the contact route. Guidance regarding the best approaches for cleaning, however, is limited. METHODS: In this study, a mathematical model based on ordinary differential equations was constructed to study MRSA concentration dynamics on high-touch and low-touch surfaces, and on the hands and noses of two patients (in two hospitals rooms) and a health care worker in a hypothetical hospital environment...
January 18, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099873/antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-as-an-adjunct-for-treatment-of-deep-carious-lesions-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Fabian Cieplik, Wolfgang Buchalla, Elmar Hellwig, Ali Al-Ahmad, Karl-Anton Hiller, Tim Maisch, Lamprini Karygianni
For deep carious lesions, a more conservative treatment modality ("selective caries removal") has been proposed, where only the heavily contaminated dentine is removed. In this regard, effective adjuncts for cavity disinfection such as the antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) can be valuable clinically prior to definitive restoration. Therefore, the aim of this study was to systematically assess clinical studies on the effectiveness of aPDT as a supplementary tool in the treatment of deep caries lesions...
January 15, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098981/comparing-ion-exchange-adsorbents-for-nitrogen-recovery-from-source-separated-urine
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William A Tarpeh, Kai M Udert, Kara L Nelson
Separate collection of urine, which is only 1% of wastewater volume but contains the majority of nitrogen humans excrete, can potentially reduce the costs and energy input of wastewater treatment and facilitate recovery of nitrogen for beneficial use. Ion exchange was investigated for recovery of nitrogen as ammonium from urine for use as a fertilizer or disinfectant. Cation adsorption curves for four adsorbents (clinoptilolite, biochar, Dowex 50, and Dowex Mac 3) were compared in pure salt solutions, synthetic urine, and real stored urine...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098553/biofilm-forming-capability-of-highly-virulent-multidrug-resistant-candida-auris
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Leighann Sherry, Gordon Ramage, Ryan Kean, Andrew Borman, Elizabeth M Johnson, Malcolm D Richardson, Riina Rautemaa-Richardson
The emerging multidrug-resistant yeast pathogen Candida auris has attracted considerable attention as a source of healthcare-associated infections. We report that this highly virulent yeast has the capacity to form antifungal resistant biofilms sensitive to the disinfectant chlorhexidine in vitro.
February 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098448/new-insights-into-trihalomethane-and-haloacetic-acid-formation-potentials-correlation-with-the-molecular-composition-of-natural-organic-matter-in-source-water
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Xin Wang, Haifeng Zhang, Yahe Zhang, Quan Shi, Juan Wang, Jianwei Yu, Min Yang
Natural organic matter (NOM) represents the major source of precursors for disinfection byproducts (DBPs), such as trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs), formed during disinfection of drinking water, but the molecular composition and reactivity of NOM remain not well understood. In this study, electrospray ionization coupled to Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS) was used to characterize the molecular composition of NOM of twenty source waters taken across China for the purpose of determining the major precursors of THMs and HAAs at molecular level...
January 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095653/efficacy-of-korean-multipurpose-contact-lens-disinfecting-solutions-against-acanthamoeba-castellanii
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Eun-Kyung Moon, Hye-Ryun Park, Fu-Shi Quan, Hyun-Hee Kong
Acanthamoeba keratitis has been increasing in recent years. Main risk factors are contact lens wear and their cleaning solutions. Most contact lens wearers use multipurpose disinfecting solutions (MPDS) for cleansing and disinfecting microorganisms because of its convenience. We determined amoebicidal effects of MPDS made in Korea and their cytotoxicity on human corneal epithelium cells. Fifteen commercial MPDS (A to O) were tested for their amoebicidal effects on Acanthamoeba castellanii trophozoites and cysts by using a most probable number (MPN) technique...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095574/managing-occupational-irritant-contact-dermatitis-using-a-two-step-skincare-regimen-designed-to-prevent-skin-damage-and-support-skin-recovery
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Erika C von Grote, Kiruthi Palaniswarmy, Matthew H Meckfessel
Occupational irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) affecting the hands is a common and difficult-to-manage condition. Occupations that necessitate contact with harsh chemicals, use of alcohol-based disinfectants, and frequent hand washing elevate the risk of ICD. Management strategies that do not adequately prevent accumulated damage and repair skin, can develop into chronic dermatoses which negatively impact work productivity and quality of life. A 2-step skin-care regimen (Excipial Daily Protection Hand Cream (EP) and Excipial Rapid Repair Hand Cream (ER), Galderma Laboratories, L...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095569/efficacy-of-a-hand-regimen-in-skin-barrier-protection-in-individuals-with-occupational-irritant-contact-dermatitis
#15
Laura Jordan
BACKGROUND: Occupational irritant contact dermatitis (OICD) is a dif cult and hard to manage condition. It occurs more frequently in certain occupations where contact with harsh chemicals, use of alcohol-based disinfectants, and frequent hand washing heightens the risk. Treatment for OICD includes patient education in addition to physical, topical, and systemic therapies. OBJECTIVE: To review the pathogenesis and treatment options for OICD and evaluate the ef cacy of a selective skin-care regimen involv- ing a hand protectant cream alone as well as combined with a repair cream and speci c cleanser...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095435/evaluation-of-a-silver-embedded-ceramic-tablet-as-a-primary-and-secondary-point-of-use-water-purification-technology-in-limpopo-province-s-africa
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Beeta Ehdaie, Chloe T Rento, Veronica Son, Sydney S Turner, Amidou Samie, Rebecca A Dillingham, James A Smith
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes point-of-use water treatment (PoUWT) technologies as effective means to improve water quality. This paper investigates long-term performance and social acceptance of a novel PoUWT technology, a silver-infused ceramic tablet, in Limpopo Province, South Africa. When placed in a water storage container, the silver-embedded ceramic tablet releases silver ions into water, thereby disinfecting microbial pathogens and leaving the water safe for human consumption. As a result of its simplicity and efficiency, the silver-embedded ceramic tablet can serve as a stand-alone PoUWT method and as a secondary PoUWT to improve exisitng PoUWT methods, such as ceramic water filters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092936/the-effect-of-ozonation-and-biological-activated-carbon-treatment-of-wastewater-effluents-on-formation-of-n-nitrosamines-and-halogenated-disinfection-byproducts
#17
Yi-Hsueh Chuang, William A Mitch
Ozonation followed by biological activated carbon (O3/BAC) is being considered as a key component of reverse osmosis-free advanced treatment trains for potable wastewater reuse. Using a laboratory-scale O3/BAC system treating two nitrified wastewater effluents, this study characterized the effect of different ozone dosages (0-1.0 mg O3/mg dissolved organic carbon) and BAC empty bed contact times (EBCT; 15-60 minutes) on the formation after chlorination or chloramination of 35 regulated and unregulated halogenated disinfection byproducts (DBPs), 8 N-nitrosamines, and bromate...
January 17, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092165/recommendations-for-best-disinfectant-practices-to-reduce-the-spread-of-infection-via-wrestling-mats
#18
Linda Mull Young, Vicki Abram Motz, Emily R Markey, Suzanne C Young, Ronald E Beaschler
CONTEXT:  At the request of the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the head wrestling coach at our university, we conducted a study of infection transmission in collegiate wrestlers. OBJECTIVE:  To examine disinfectant effectiveness and develop best-practice guidelines for minimizing the spread of skin infections via wrestling mats. DESIGN:  Controlled laboratory study and crossover study. SETTING:  Laboratory and two 15-college wrestling invitational meets...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088718/highly-efficient-inactivation-of-bacteria-found-in-drinking-water-using-chitosan-bentonite-composites-modelling-and-breakthrough-curve-analysis
#19
Sarah C Motshekga, Suprakas Sinha Ray
Disinfection of bacterially-contaminated drinking water requires a robust and effective technique and can be achieved by using an appropriate disinfectant material. The advanced use of nanomaterials is observed as an alternative and effective way for the disinfection process and water treatment as a whole. Hence, the inactivation of Escherichia coli (E. coli) using chitosan-Bentonite (Cts-Bent) composites was studied in a fixed bed column. Cts-Bent composites were synthesized using in situ cross-linking method using Bent-supported silver and zinc oxide nanoparticles...
January 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088530/distribution-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-the-effluents-of-ten-municipal-wastewater-treatment-plants-in-china-and-the-effect-of-treatment-processes
#20
Weiwei Ben, Jian Wang, Rukun Cao, Min Yang, Yu Zhang, Zhimin Qiang
Municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents represent an important contamination source of antibiotic resistance, threatening the ecological safety of receiving environments. In this study, the release of antibiotic resistance to sulfonamides and tetracyclines in the effluents of ten WWTPs in China was investigated. Results indicate that the concentrations of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) ranged from 1.1 × 10(1) to 8.9 × 10(3) CFU mL(-1) and 3.6 × 10(1) (tetW) to 5...
January 6, 2017: Chemosphere
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