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Aparajita Chowdhury, Lora L Arnold, Zemin Wang, Karen L Pennington, Puttappa Dodmane, Ana Paula Farragut-Cardoso, James E Klaunig, Daniel Cros, Edmond E Creppy, Samuel M Cohen
Polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), an amphiphilic polymeric biocide, increased liver tumor incidence in male and female rats at 1000 and 1500 mg/l in drinking water, but not at 500 mg/l in previous studies. In another study, PHMB administered in diet at 4000 mg/kg was negative for hepatocellular tumors. The present studies evaluated bioavailability and distribution of PHMB administered in drinking water and diet and possible modes of action (MOA). PHMB in drinking water was unpalatable during the first 3 days, resulting in markedly decreased food consumption and decreased body weight...
January 2, 2018: Toxicology Letters
Sarah Oh, David J McCanna, Lakshman N Subbaraman, Lyndon W Jones
PURPOSE: To ascertain the effect that four contact lens (CL) multipurpose solutions (MPS) have on the viability and release of pro-inflammatory cytokines from human corneal epithelial cells (HCEC). METHODS: HCEC were exposed to four different MPS at various concentrations for 18 hours. The cells were also exposed to phosphate buffer, borate buffer, and PHMB. The cell viability was evaluated using the alamarBlue assay. The release of pro-inflammatory cytokines was measured using a Multiplex electrochemiluminescent assay...
December 13, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
Bing Niu, Wan Huai, Zhirui Deng, Qin Chen
Background: The disinfectants polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) and 1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethylimidazolidine-2,4-dione (BCDMH) each have limitations. So far, their combined usage has not been examined. In this study, the fungicidal activity of combined disinfectant using PHMB and BCDMH, named PB, against Candida albicans was evaluated. Methods: Suspension quantitative fungicidal test and viable fungi count were used to test fungicidal effects against C. albicans...
2017: BioMed Research International
Wan Huai, Zhirui Deng, Wenshu Lin, Qin Chen
The bactericidal activities of polyhexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB), 1-bromo-3-chloro-5,5-dimethylimidazolidine-2,4-dione (BCDMH) and the combination of the two (designated as PB) were compared using Escherichia coli as the test organism. PB exhibited strong bactericidal activity: 10 mg/L PHMB combined with 8 mg/L BCDMH resulted in approximately 5.74 log10 reduction (LR), whereas 320 mg/L PHMB or 20 mg/L BCDMH was about 5.53 and 6.56 LR, respectively. Analyses using scanning electron microscopy, flow cytometry and atomic absorption spectroscopy indicated that PB, PHMB and BCDMH disrupted cell membranes and changed membrane structure and permeability, resulting in the leakage of intracellular soluble proteins and ions...
November 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
Elodie Lefebvre, Pierre Lembre, Julien Picard, Lamia El-Guermah, Damien Seyer, Véronique Larreta Garde
Chronic wound colonization by bacterial biofilms is common and can cause various complications. An anti-biofilm strategy was developed around the co-entrapment of a commercially available antiseptic, PHMB (polyhexamethylene biguanide 4mgmL(-1)), with EDTA (Ethylen diamine tetra acetic acid, 20mM) in a gelatin gel. The two active compounds act synergistically against bacterial biofilms, but their efficiency is strongly reduced (16-fold) when entrapped inside the 5% gelatin gel, and they weaken the mechanical properties (50-fold) of the gel...
January 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
Ana M Salgueiro, Mauro D Santos, Jorge A Saraiva, Filipe Almeida, Isabel Sousa, João Tedim, Helena I S Nogueira, Dmitry V Evtuguin
In this work bleached E. globulus kraft pulp was doped with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) from an aqueous solution or from a suspension of silica capsules (PHMB@silica) by impregnation under atmospheric or ultra-high pressure (UHP) conditions (500MPa). The antimicrobial properties of pulps were evaluated towards gram-negative E. coli and gram-positive L. innocua bacteria. PHMB loads below 500mg per kg of pulp revealed negligible bacteriostatic properties, whereas PHMB loads of ca 3000-4000mg per kg demonstrated bactericidal properties of pulp without significant deterioration of its mechanical strength...
November 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
S Ali, A P R Wilson
BACKGROUND: Reduction of accidental contamination of the near-patient environment has potential to reduce acquisition of healthcare-associated infection(s). Although medical gloves should be removed when soiled or touching the environment, compliance is variable. The use of antimicrobial-impregnated medical gloves could reduce the horizontal-transfer of bacterial contamination between surfaces. AIM: Determine the activity of antimicrobial-impregnated gloves against common hospital pathogens: Streptococcus pyogenes, carbapenem-resistant E...
August 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
Elnaz Ahani, Majid Montazer, Tayebeh Toliyat, Mahnaz Mahmoudi Rad, Tina Harifi
This study suggested successful encapsulation of polyhexamethylene biguanide chloride (PHMB) into nano cationic liposome as a biocompatible antibacterial agent with less cytotoxicity and higher activities. Phosphatidylcholine, cholesterol and stearylamine were used to prepare nano cationic liposome using thin film hydration method along with sonication or homogeniser. Sonication was more effective in PHMB loaded nano cationic liposome preparation with smaller size (34 nm). FTIR, (1)H NMR and XRD analyses were used to confirm the encapsulation of PHMB into nano cationic liposome...
March 2017: Journal of Microencapsulation
J Webster, E Larsen, N Marsh, A Choudhury, P Harris, C M Rickard
BACKGROUND: A number of antimicrobial-impregnated discs to prevent central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) are marketed but it is unclear which disc is most effective. AIM: To investigate the feasibility and safety of comparing two antimicrobial-impregnated discs to prevent CLABSI. METHODS: A single-centre, parallel group, randomized controlled trial was conducted in a 929-bed tertiary referral hospital. Hospital inpatients requiring a peripherally inserted central catheter were randomized to chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) or polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) disc dressing group...
July 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
Antonio Pinna, Tiziana Porcu, Francesco Boscia, Antonella Cano, Giuseppe Erre, Antonella Mattana
PURPOSE: To describe the diagnostic and clinical features and treatment results in 43 consecutive patients with microbiologically proven free-living amoebae (FLA) keratitis. METHODS: In this hospital-based, prospective case series, corneal scrapings from 43 patients with presumed amoebic keratitis were plated on nonnutrient agar. Amoebic isolates were identified morphologically and by the polymerase chain reaction. All patients with culture-proven FLA keratitis were treated with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) 0...
July 2017: Cornea
Vera Rogiers
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May 5, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
J Matiasek, K J Domig, G Djedovic, R Babeluk, O Assadian
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the bacterial bioburden in experimental in vitro wounds during the application of conventional negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), with and without antimicrobial dressings (polyhexanide, silver), against NPWT instillation of octenidine. METHOD: Experimental wounds produced in an in vitro porcine wound model were homogenously contaminated with bacterial suspension and treated with NPWT and different options...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
Fen Zhang, Yan Liu, Qi Sun, Zhifeng Dai, Hermann Gies, Qinming Wu, Shuxiang Pan, Chaoqun Bian, Zhijian Tian, Xiangju Meng, Yi Zhang, Xiaodong Zou, Xianfeng Yi, Anmin Zheng, Liang Wang, Feng-Shou Xiao
SAPO-11 nanosheets with partially filled micropores (N-SAPO-11) and a thickness of 10-20 nm were synthesized using polyhexamethylene biguanide hydrochloride (PHMB) as a mesoporogen and di-n-propylamine (DPA) as a microporous template. After Pt loading (0.5 wt%), the Pt/N-SAPO-11 catalyst exhibits higher selectivity for the isomers and lower selectivity for cracking products than conventional Pt/SAPO-11 catalysts in the hydroisomerization of n-dodecane.
April 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
Sumate Ampawong, Pornanong Aramwit
In this study, three kinds of antiseptics which were 0.05% chlorhexidine, 0.2% polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB), or 200 ppm silver nanoparticle was introduced to incorporate in the sericin-based scaffold to produce the antimicrobial dressing for the treatment of infected chronic wound. The effects of antiseptic incorporation on the stability, release of sericin, and short-term and long-term (6 months) antimicrobial activity of the sericin dressing against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria were investigated...
September 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
N Kapalschinski, H M Seipp, M Kückelhaus, K K Harati, J J Kolbenschlag, A Daigeler, F Jacobsen, M Lehnhardt, T Hirsch
OBJECTIVE: The influence of proteins on the efficacy of antiseptic solutions has been rarely investigated even though exudate can contain high levels of protien. The aim of this study was to analyse the antibacterial efficacy of commonly used solutions in the presence of albumin protein. METHOD: Using Staphylococcus aureus in a standardised quantitative suspension assay, the antibacterial effects of poly (1-(2-oxo-1-pyrrolidinyl) ethylene)-iodine (PVP-I) and octenidin-dihydrochloride/phenoxyethanol (OCT/PE) were analysed in the presence of 0-3% bovine serum albumin (BSA)...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
Cornelia Wiegand, Thomas Eberlein, Anneke Andriessen
Complex stalled wounds feature an alkaline milieu that favors tissue destruction and microbial growth. The presence of bacteria in turn perpetuates the inflammatory response. However, only limited knowledge exists of pH dependency on the antibacterial efficacy of polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB) or the influence of surfactants or delivery vehicle used in antiseptic formulations. So far, PHMB alone has been shown to protect the keratinocytes from bacterial damage in such a co-culture system as well as exhibiting increased antimicrobial activity at higher pH values...
May 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
B Roth, R Neuenschwander, F Brill, F Wurmitzer, C Wegner, O Assadian, A Kramer
OBJECTIVE: Acute traumatic wounds are contaminated with bacteria and therefore an infection risk. Antiseptic wound irrigation before surgical intervention is routinely performed for contaminated wounds. However, a broad variety of different irrigation solutions are in use. The aim of this retrospective, non-randomised, controlled longitudinal cohort study was to assess the preventive effect of four different irrigation solutions before surgical treatment, on wound infection in traumatic soft tissue wounds...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
Stephen C Davis, Andrew Harding, Joel Gil, Fernando Parajon, Jose Valdes, Michael Solis, Alex Higa
Irrigation and removal of necrotic debris can be beneficial for proper healing. It is becoming increasingly evident that wounds colonized with biofilm forming bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus (SA), can be more difficult to eradicate. Here we report our findings of the effects of an irrigation solution containing propyl-betaine and polyhexanide (PHMB) on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) biofilms in a porcine wound model. Thirty-nine deep partial thickness wounds were created with six wounds assigned to one of six treatment groups: (i) PHMB, (ii) Ringer's solution, (iii) hypochlorous acid/sodium hypochlorite, (iv) sterile water, (v) octenidine dihydrochloride, and (vi) octenilin...
March 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
Zelun Zhi, Yajuan Su, Yuewei Xi, Liang Tian, Miao Xu, Qianqian Wang, Sara Padidan, Peng Li, Wei Huang
In recent years, microbial colonization on the surface of biomedical implants/devices has become a severe threat to human health. Herein, surface-immobilized guanidine derivative block copolymers create an antimicrobial and antifouling dual-functional coating. We report the preparation of an antimicrobial and antifouling block copolymer by the conjugation of polyhexanide (PHMB) with either allyl glycidyl ether or allyloxy polyethylene glycol (APEG; MW 1200 and 2400). The allyl glycidyl ether modified PHMB (A-PHMB) and allyloxy polyethylene glycol1200/2400 modified PHMB (APEG1200/2400-PHMB) copolymers were grafted onto a silicone rubber surface as a bottlebrush-like coating, respectively, using a plasma-UV-assisted surface-initiated polymerization...
March 29, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Verena Christen, Susanne Faltermann, Nadja Rebecca Brun, Petra Y Kunz, Karl Fent
Frequently used biocidal disinfectants, including quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC), glutaraldehyde and poly(hexamethylene biguanide) hydrochloride (PHMB), occur in the aquatic environment but their potential effects in fish are poorly known, in particular when occurring as mixtures. To investigate their joint activity, we assessed the cytotoxicity of three QACs (BAC, barquat and benzalkonium chloride), glutaraldehyde andPHMB by the MTT assay individually, followed by assessing binary and ternary mixtures in zebrafish liver cells (ZFL) and human liver cells (Huh7)...
May 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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