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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778961/uva-induced-antimicrobial-activity-of-zno-ag-nanocomposite-covered-surfaces
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Meeri Visnapuu, Merilin Rosenberg, Egle Truska, Ergo Nõmmiste, Andris Šutka, Anne Kahru, Mihkel Rähn, Heiki Vija, Kaja Orupõld, Vambola Kisand, Angela Ivask
Application of efficient antimicrobial surfaces has been estimated to decrease both, the healthcare-associated infections and the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. In this paper, we prepared ZnO and ZnO/Ag nanoparticle covered surfaces and evaluated their antimicrobial efficacy towards a Gram-negative bacterial model (Escherichia coli), a Gram-positive bacterial model (Staphylococcus aureus) and a fungal model (Candida albicans) in the dark and under UVA illumination. The surfaces were prepared by spin coating aliquots of ZnO and ZnO/Ag nanoparticle suspensions onto glass substrates...
May 4, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778819/detection-of-tem-and-ctx-m-genes-from-ciprofloxacin-resistant-proteus-mirabilis-and-escherichia-coli-isolated-on-urinary-tract-infections-utis
#2
Govindan Rajivgandhi, Muthuchamy Maruthupandy, Natesan Manoharan
The multidrug resistant Gram negative bacteria (MDRGNB) is an emerging burden and now represents a daily challenge for the management of antimicrobial therapy in healthcare settings. The present study was aimed to detect the prevalence of TEM and CTX-M type genes from GNB on urinary tract infection (UTIs). The ciprofloxacin resistant uropathogens were detected by HEXA UTI 5 disc diffusion method. The phenotypic detection of uropathogens producing extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBLs) was confirmed by double disc combination (DDCT) and phenotype confirmation methods (PCT)...
May 17, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778319/anti-infective-biomaterials-with-surface-decorated-tachyplesin-i
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Qiong Xue, Xiao-Bin Liu, Yeh-Hsing Lao, Lin-Ping Wu, Dong Wang, Zhen-Qiang Zuo, Jun-Yu Chen, Jing Hou, Yuan-Yuan Bei, Xue-Fei Wu, Kam W Leong, Hua Xiang, Jing Han
Implants decorated with antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) can prevent infection and reduce the risk of creating antibiotic resistance. Yet the restricted mobility of surficial AMP often compromises its activity. Here, we report a simple but effective strategy to allow a more flexible display of AMP on the biomaterial surface and demonstrate its efficacy for wound healing. The AMP, tachyplesin I (Tac), is tagged with the polyhydroxyalkanoate-granule-associated protein (PhaP) and immobilized on haloarchaea-produced poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBHV) via hydrophobic interaction...
May 9, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778213/nitric-oxide-an-old-molecule-with-noble-functions-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biology
#4
Masanori Toyofuku, Sang-Sun Yoon
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a Gram-negative bacterium, is characterized by its versatility that enables persistent survival under adverse conditions. It can grow on diverse energy sources and readily acquire resistance to antimicrobial agents. As an opportunistic human pathogen, it also causes chronic infections inside the anaerobic mucus airways of cystic fibrosis patients. As a strict respirer, P. aeruginosa can grow by anaerobic nitrate ( [Formula: see text] ) respiration. Nitric oxide (NO) produced as an intermediate during anaerobic respiration exerts many important effects on the biological characteristics of P...
2018: Advances in Microbial Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778048/pathogens-constancy-harbinger-of-nosocomial-infection-cum-identification-of-resistant-genes-and-drug-designing
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Sana Farooq Ahmad, Ibrar Khan, Abdul Wadood, Sadiq Azam, Noor Rehman, Muhammad Waqas, Kashif Bashir, Asaf Ali Khan
Hospitals are the most prominent places for the growth and spread of bacteria which are resistant to the available antibiotics. This antibiotic resistance is due to the over and misuse of antibiotic dosages of a high-density of patient population which are in frequent interaction with inanimate items of the hospitals and the consequent risk of cross infection. Out of 1010 samples of the current study, 510 (50.49%) were culture positive of which 329 (64.5%) were Gram-positive while 181 (35.49%) Gram negative...
April 22, 2018: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777669/repair-of-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-mycotic-aneurysms-and-infected-aortic-grafts-using-allograft
#6
Joel S Corvera, David Blitzer, Hannah Copeland, Daniel Murphy, Philip J Hess, Saila T Pillai, John W Fehrenbacher
BACKGROUND: Mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic or thoracoabdominal aorta and infection of thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic grafts are challenging problems with high mortality. In-situ reconstruction with cryopreserved allograft(CPA) avoids placement of prosthetic material in an infected field and avoids suppressive antibiotics or autologous tissue coverage. METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with infection of a thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic graft or mycotic aneurysm underwent resection and replacement with CPA from 2006 to 2016...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776609/threshold-level-of-riemerella-anatipestifer-crossing-blood-brain-barrier-and-expression-profiles-of-immune-related-proteins-in-blood-and-brain-tissue-from-infected-ducks
#7
Shengdou Li, Xiaowei Gong, Qiwei Chen, Fuying Zheng, Guo Ji, Yongsheng Liu
Riemerella anatipestifer (R. anatipestifer) is a Gram-negative bacterium that crosses the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and causes meningitis with neurological symptoms in infected ducks. A threshold level of bacteremia must be reached before the BBB can be breached. In this study, the bacterial burden and expression profiles of immune-related proteins in blood and brain tissue samples from R. anatipestifer-infected ducks were investigated. The data showed that R. anatipestifer could cross the BBB with low-level bacteremia of 7...
June 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775685/phenotypic-and-genetic-resistance-traits-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-strains-infecting-cystic-fibrosis-patients-a-french-cohort-study
#8
Nathalie Courtois, Yvan Caspar, Max Maurin
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is responsible for chronic respiratory tract colonisation and acute exacerbations in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. This Gram-negative bacterium often develops multidrug resistance, which represents a therapeutic challenge. Our objective was to characterize the phenotypic and genetic β-lactam resistance traits of P. aeruginosa strains isolated from CF patients followed at Grenoble Alpes university hospital. The susceptibility to β-lactam compounds of 123 P. aeruginosa strains collected from the lower respiratory tract of 45 CF patients, between 2010 and 2014, was evaluated...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775554/outcomes-and-predictors-of-early-infection-after-heart-transplantation
#9
Kendall C Shultes, Jerrica E Shuster, Scott Micek, Justin M Vader, Keki Balsara, Akinobu Itoh, Bethany R Tellor
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist on the incidence and outcome of early infection after orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT). The purpose of this study was to describe characteristics and outcomes of OHT recipients with an early infection and to identify predictors of such infections. METHODS: This retrospective, single-center study included patients greater than 18 years of age who underwent OHT from February 2009 to May 2014 and had an infection within 30 days of transplantation...
May 18, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775486/peroxidasin-contributes-to-lung-host-defense-by-direct-binding-and-killing-of-gram-negative-bacteria
#10
Ruizheng Shi, Zehong Cao, Hong Li, Jochen Graw, Guogang Zhang, Victor J Thannickal, Guangjie Cheng
Innate immune recognition is classically mediated by the interaction of host pattern-recognition receptors and pathogen-associated molecular patterns; this triggers a series of downstream signaling events that facilitate killing and elimination of invading pathogens. In this report, we provide the first evidence that PXDN (also known as vascular peroxidase-1) directly binds to gram-negative bacteria and mediates bactericidal activity, thus, contributing to lung host defense. PXDN contains five leucine-rich repeats and four immunoglobulin domains, which allows for its interaction with lipopolysaccharide, a membrane component of gram-negative bacteria...
May 18, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775296/incorporation-of-a-theranostic-two-tone-luminescent-silver-complex-into-biocompatible-agar-hydrogel-composite-for-the-eradication-of-eskape-pathogens-in-a-skin-and-soft-tissue-infection-model
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Miguel N Pinto, Jorge Martinez-Gonzalez, Indranil Chakraborty, Pradip K Mascharak
Microbial invasion and colonization of the skin and underlying soft tissues are among the most common types of infections, becoming increasingly prevalent in hospital settings. Systemic antibiotic chemotherapies are now extremely limited due to emergence of drug-resistant Gram-positive and multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial strains. Topical administration of antimicrobials provides an effective route for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). Therefore, the development of new and effective materials for the delivery of these agents is of paramount importance...
May 18, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772475/impact-of-cu-ii-doping-on-the-vulnerability-of-escherichia-coli-atcc-10536-revealed-by-atomic-force-microscopy
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Wasia Rasheed, Samina Perveen, Ghulam Mustafa, Muhammad Raza Shah, Shakil Ahmed, Sami Uzzaman
E. coli strain is a gram-negative bacterium known to induce both extra-intestinal infections and intestinal infections. For survival of microbes, metal intake and accessibility should be according to their physiological requirements. Peculiarly, copper homeostasis is critical for E. coli survival and growth. Therefore in this study, an extensive work is conducted to investigate the impact of Cu(II)-doping on the susceptibility of Escherichia coli ATCC 10536 against Cu(II)-selective Cefaclor-silver nanoconjugates (i...
May 8, 2018: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772229/polybacterial-community-analysis-in-human-conjunctiva-through-16s-rrna-gene-libraries
#13
Deepthi KrishnanNair Geetha, Jayasudha Rajagopalaboopathi, Girish Rameshan Nair, Manikandan Palanisamy, Ram Rammohan, Narendran Venkatapathy, Prabagaran Solai Ramatchandirane
The conjunctival sac of healthy human harbours a variety of microorganisms. When the eye is compromised, an occasional inadvertent spread happens to the adjacent tissue, resulting in bacterial ocular infections. Microbiological investigation of the conjunctival swab is one of the broadly used modality to study the aetiological agent of conjunctiva. However, most of the time such methods yield unsatisfactory results. Hence, the present study intends to identify the bacterial community in human conjunctiva of pre-operative subjects through 16S rRNA gene libraries...
May 14, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771915/inactivation-of-bpsl1039-1040-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-reduces-intracellular-survival-in-macrophages-biofilm-formation-and-virulence-in-the-murine-model-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-infection
#14
Peechanika Pinweha, Pornpan Pumirat, Jon Cuccui, Niramol Jitprasutwit, Veerachat Muangsombut, Varintip Srinon, Usa Boonyuen, Parameth Thiennimitr, Paiboon Vattanaviboon, Felipe Cia, Sam Willcocks, Gregory J Bancroft, Brendan W Wren, Sunee Korbsrisate
Burkholderia pseudomallei, a gram-negative intracellular bacillus, is the causative agent of a tropical infectious disease called melioidosis. Bacterial ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters import and export a variety of molecules across bacterial cell membranes. At present, their significance in B. pseudomallei pathogenesis is poorly understood. We report here characterization of the BPSL1039-1040 ABC transporter. B. pseudomallei cultured in M9 medium supplemented with nitrate, demonstrated that BPSL1039-1040 is involved in nitrate transport for B...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771360/patient-and-treatment-characteristics-by-infecting-organism-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunt-infection
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Tamara D Simon, Matthew P Kronman, Kathryn B Whitlock, Samuel R Browd, Richard Holubkov, John R W Kestle, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Marcie Langley, David D Limbrick, Thomas G Luerssen, Jerry Oakes, Jay Riva-Cambrin, Curtis Rozzelle, Chevis N Shannon, Mandeep Tamber, John C Wellons Iii, William E Whitehead, Nicole Mayer-Hamblett
Background: Previous studies of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection treatment have been limited in size and unable to compare patient and treatment characteristics by infecting organism. Our objective was to describe variation in patient and treatment characteristics for children with first CSF shunt infection, stratified by infecting organism subgroups outlined in the 2017 Infectious Disease Society of America's (IDSA) guidelines. Methods: We studied a prospective cohort of children <18 years of age undergoing treatment for first CSF shunt infection at one of 7 Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network hospitals from April 2008 to December 2012...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771109/the-therapeutic-pipeline-for-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infections
#16
Lori L Burrows
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen, designated by the World Health Organization as a critical priority for development of new therapeutics due to high levels of intrinsic and acquired antibiotic resistance. Other challenges include its versatility (it can persist in the environment and most strains are capable of causing disease in compromised hosts), robust efflux mechanisms that limit drug penetration, and the propensity to form antimicrobial-tolerant biofilms. Novel therapeutics in development to prevent or treat P...
May 17, 2018: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770866/meucin-49-a-multifunctional-scorpion-venom-peptide-with-bactericidal-synergy-with-neurotoxins
#17
Bin Gao, Julie Dalziel, Simone Tanzi, Shunyi Zhu
Besides key roles in prey capture and predator defense, scorpion venom also functions as internal immune agents protecting the venom gland from infection and external immune agents cleaning saprophytic microbes from their own body surfaces. However, antimicrobials (typically antimicrobial peptides, AMPs) in the venom often exist in low abundance that might exclude their immune role alone, leaving an open question with regard to their in vivo biological function. Here, we report the bactericidal activity of seven peptides isolated from the scorpion Mesobuthus eupeus venom, including one classical α-helical AMP and five ion channel-targeted neurotoxins...
May 16, 2018: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770754/changing-epidemiology-of-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-cancer-patients
#18
Anne Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Ying Jiang, Pankil Shah, Alawami Hussain, Zainab Al Hamal, Ammar Yousif, Mary Jordan, Majd Michael, Issam Raad
We compared the etiologic organisms of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in cancer patients with central venous catheters (CVCs) between 2 cohorts separated by more than a decade.Gram-negative organisms have become the predominant etiologic organisms of BSIs (52%); they now contribute to 41% of catheter-related BSIs (CRBSIs).Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:727-729.
June 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770096/canadian-recommendations-for-laboratory-interpretation-of-multiple-or-extensive-drug-resistance-in-clinical-isolates-of-enterobacteriaceae-acinetobacter-species-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#19
G J German, M Gilmour, G Tipples, H J Adam, H Almohri, J Bullard, T Dingle, D Farrell, G Girouard, D Haldane, L Hoang, P N Levett, R Melano, J Minion, R Needle, S N Patel, R Rennie, R C Reyes, J Longtin, M R Mulvey
The goal of this document was to provide Canadian laboratories with a framework for consistent reporting and monitoring of multidrug resistant organisms (MDRO) and extensively drug resistant organisms (XDRO) for common gram-negative pathogens. This is the final edition of the interim recommendations, which were modified after one year of broad consultative review. This edition represents a consensus of peer-reviewed information and was co-authored by the Canadian Public Health Laboratory Network and the Canadian Association of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases...
January 4, 2018: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769838/selected-biomarkers-correlate-with-the-origin-and-severity-of-sepsis
#20
Michal Holub, Olga Džupová, Michaela Růžková, Alžběta Stráníková, Eva Bartáková, Jan Máca, Jiří Beneš, Heiko Herwald, Ondřej Beran
The microbial etiology and source of sepsis influence the inflammatory response. Therefore, the plasma levels of cytokines (IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10), chemokines (CCL2/MCP-1, MIP-1 β ), heparin-binding protein (HBP), soluble CD14 (sCD14), and cortisol were analyzed in blood from septic patients obtained during the first 96 hours of intensive care unit hospitalization. The etiology was established in 56 out of a total of 62 patients enrolled in the study. Plasma concentrations of MCP-1, sCD14, IL-6, and IL-10 were significantly higher in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP; n = 10) and infective endocarditis (IE; n = 11) compared to those with bacterial meningitis (BM; n = 18)...
2018: Mediators of Inflammation
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