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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210466/antimicrobial-effects-of-ferula-gummosa-boiss-gum-against-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-acinetobacter-clinical-isolates
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Fatemeh Farid Afshar, Parvaneh Saffarian, Hamideh Mahmoodzadeh Hosseini, Fereshteh Sattarian, Mohsen Amin, Abbas Ali Imani Fooladi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Acinetobacter spp. are important causes of nosocomial infections. They possess various antibiotic resistance mechanisms including extended spectrum beta lactamases (ESBLs). The aim of this study was to determine antibiotic resistance profile of Acinetobacter clinical isolates especially among ESBL-producing strains and to investigate the antimicrobial effects of oleo-gum-resin extract and essential oil of Ferula gummosa Boiss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 120 Acinetobacter strains were isolated from various clinical samples of hospitalized patients in Baqiyatallah hospital, Tehran during 2011-2012...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208858/approach-to-carbapenemase-detection-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-routine-diagnostic-laboratories
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Rangnekar Aseem, Shalini Shenoy, Suchitra Shenoy Mala, Shrikala Baliga, Agarwal Ashish
INTRODUCTION: Resistance to Carbapenems in Klebsiella may be due to Carbapenem hydrolysing enzymes. Accurate detection of carbapenemase must be done for patient treatment and epidemiological purposes. AIM: To detect carbapenemase production by performing Modified Hodge Test (MHT), Combined Disk Test (CDT) for Metallo-β-Lactamases (MBL) and PCR for blaKPC gene, to evaluate the performance of MHT using MacConkey Agar (MCA) and to access the value of MHT for carbapenemase detection...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207768/prevalence-of-mdr-pathogens-of-bacterial-meningitis-in-egypt-and-new-synergistic-antibiotic-combinations
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Mona M Abdelkader, Khaled M Aboshanab, Marwa A El-Ashry, Mohammad M Aboulwafa
The aim of this study was identifying bacterial pathogens involved in meningitis, studying their antibiotic resistance profiles, investigating the antibiotic resistance genes as well as evaluating the use of various antibiotic combinations. Antibiotic susceptibility tests were evaluated according to CLSI guidelines. Antibiotic combinations were evaluated by calculating the Fractional Inhibitory Concentration (FIC) index. A total of 71 bacterial isolates were recovered from 68 culture positive CSF specimens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198105/antibiotic-dependent-perturbations-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-proteome
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Moo-Jin Suh, Sarah L Keasey, Ernst E Brueggemann, Robert G Ulrich
Extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-KP) causes life-threatening infections in susceptible and immuno-compromised individuals. Because of the emergence of multidrug resistance and tolerance, it is crucial to better understand the mechanisms by which ESBL-KP can adapt to antibiotic stress. The aim of this study was to provide an overview of the global proteome changes occurring in ESBL-KP in response to sub-lethal concentrations of the antibiotics doxycycline (DC, bacteriostatic) and streptomycin (SM, bactericidal), which both impair ribosomal synthesis of bacterial proteins...
February 15, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197140/molecular-characteristics-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacter-cloacae-in-ningxia-province-china
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Zhiyun Shi, Huizheng Zhao, Gang Li, Wei Jia
The emergence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) has become a major public health concern worldwide and a new challenge in the treatment of infectious diseases. The molecular characteristics of Enterobacter cloacae in Ningxia China are unknown. In this study, we reported 10 carbapenem-resistant E. cloacae isolates from the General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University, the largest university hospital in Ningxia between January 2012 and December 2013. Bacteria isolates were identified by Vitek2 compact and the identity of non-duplicate E...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196882/trade-offs-between-enzyme-fitness-and-solubility-illuminated-by-deep-mutational-scanning
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Justin R Klesmith, John-Paul Bacik, Emily E Wrenbeck, Ryszard Michalczyk, Timothy A Whitehead
Proteins are marginally stable, and an understanding of the sequence determinants for improved protein solubility is highly desired. For enzymes, it is well known that many mutations that increase protein solubility decrease catalytic activity. These competing effects frustrate efforts to design and engineer stable, active enzymes without laborious high-throughput activity screens. To address the trade-off between enzyme solubility and activity, we performed deep mutational scanning using two different screens/selections that purport to gauge protein solubility for two full-length enzymes...
February 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193660/antimicrobial-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-urinary-isolates-in-the-veterans-affairs-healthcare-system
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Haley J Morrill, Jacob B Morton, Aisling R Caffrey, Lan Jiang, David Dosa, Leonard A Mermel, Kerry L LaPlante
We reviewed almost 300,000 clinical E. coli urine isolates (2009-2013) from 127 facilities to assess antibiotic resistance among Veterans Affairs healthcare system patients using Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network definitions/guidance. Resistance to fluoroquinolones and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole approached 30%. Resistance to nitrofurantoin, anti-pseudomonal penicillin/beta-lactamase inhibitors, and carbapenems remained less than 10%...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193648/pharmacodynamics-of-finafloxacin-ciprofloxacin-and-levofloxacin-in-serum-and-urine-against-tem-and-shv-type-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-isolated-from-patients-with-urinary-tract-infections
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A Dalhoff, S Schubert, A Vente
Background: Pharmacodynamics of finafloxacin, ciprofloxacin and levofloxacin against ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae were compared. As quinolones loose activity in acidic media and in particular in urine, their activities were tested in parallel under conventional conditions and in acidic artificial urine.Methods: TEM- and SHV-type ESBL-producing E. coli and K. pneumoniae and their wild-type counterparts were exposed in a modified Grasso model to serum- and urine-concentrations following oral doses of finafloxacin 800mg qd, immediate- release ciprofloxacin 500mg bid, extended release ciprofloxacin-XR 1000mg qd, levofloxacin 500mg qd, or levofloxacin 750mg qd...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187754/extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-organisms-causing-urinary-tract-infections-in-sri-lanka-and-their-antibiotic-susceptibility-pattern-a-hospital-based-cross-sectional-study
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M M P S C Fernando, W A N V Luke, J K N D Miththinda, R D S S Wickramasinghe, B S Sebastiampillai, M P M L Gunathilake, F H D S Silva, R Premaratna
BACKGROUND: Extended Spectrum Beta- Lactamase producing organisms causing urinary tract infections (ESBL-UTI) are increasing in incidence and pose a major burden to health care. While ESBL producing Klebsiella species seem to account for most nosocomial outbreaks, ESBL-producing E. coli have been isolated from both hospitalized and non-hospitalized patients. Although 95-100% ESBL organisms are still considered sensitive to meropenem, rapid emergence of carbapenem resistance has been documented in many countries...
February 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185399/molecular-recognition-and-binding-of-beta-lactamase-ii-from-bacillus-cereus-with-penicillin-v-and-sulbactam-by-spectroscopic-analysis-in-combination-with-docking-simulation
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Yeli Zhang, Pan Qiao, Shuaihua Li, Xuan Feng, Liujiao Bian
The molecular recognition and binding interaction of beta-lactamase II from Bacillus cereus (Bc II) with penicillin V (PV) and sulbactam (Sul) at 277 K were studied by spectroscopic analysis and molecular docking. The results showed that a non-fluorescence static complex was separately formed between Bc II and two ligands, the molecular ratio of Bc II to PV or Sul was both 1:1 in the binding and the binding constants were 2.00 × 10(6) and 3.98 × 10(5) (L/mol), respectively. The negative free energy changes and apparent activation energies indicated that both the binding processes were spontaneous...
February 10, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182124/extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-and-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-among-ethiopian-children
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Melese Hailu Legese, Gebru Mulugeta Weldearegay, Daniel Asrat
BACKGROUND: Infections by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase- (ESBL) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are an emerging problem in children nowadays. Hence, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of ESBL- and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae among children suspected of septicemia and urinary tract infections (UTIs). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted from January to March 2014. A total of 322 study participants suspected of septicemia and UTIs were recruited...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182026/prevalence-of-tem-shv-and-ctx-m-beta-lactamase-genes-in-the-urinary-isolates-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Trupti Bajpai, M Pandey, M Varma, G S Bhatambare
INTRODUCTION: Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) are the major cause of resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics such as penicillins, cephalosporins, and monobactams. They are derived from the narrow-spectrum beta-lactamases (TEM-1, TEM-2, or SHV-1) by mutations that alter the amino acid configuration around the enzyme active site. AIM: To determine the prevalence of ESBL (blaTEM, blaCTX-M, and blaSHV) genes among the members of Enterobacteriaceae. METHODOLOGY: The present prospective study was carried out from January 2015 to June 2015 in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine of a Teaching Tertiary Care Hospital...
January 2017: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178716/invasive-haemophilus-influenzae-infection-in-patients-with-cancer
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Vivek Singh, Sowmya Nanjappa, Smitha Pabbathi, John N Greene
A major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with cancer is infection. Since the introduction of the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine in the United States in the 1990s, invasive H influenzae infection has become less common. We report on 5 patients with cancer and invasive H influenzae infection. A literature review was also performed of the dominant Haemophilus subtype and the clinical features associated with the infection and concomitant cancer. Of the 17 cases found in the literature, had hematological malignancies and 1 case each had thymoma, schwannoma, teratoma, and pancreatic, Merkel cell, pharyngeal, laryngeal, and rectal carcinomas...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175318/danger-lurking-in-the-unknowns-structure-to-function-studies-of-hypothetical-protein-bleg1_2437-from-bacillus-lehensis-g1-alkaliphile-revealed-an-evolutionary-divergent-b3-metallo-beta-lactamase
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Soo Huei Tan, Yahaya M Normi, Adam Thean Chor Leow, Abu Bakar Salleh, Abdul Munir Abdul Murad, Nor Muhammad Mahadi, Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Journal of Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168745/the-adaptive-nature-of-protein-residue-networks
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Wael I Karain, Nael I Qaraeen
Protein residue networks PRNs are used to describe proteins. These networks are usually based on an average structure for the protein. However, proteins are dynamic entities that are affected by their surroundings. In this work, we study the effect of temperatures above and below the protein dynamical transition temperature(≈200K), on three important network parameters gleaned from weighted PRNs for the solvated β-Lactamase Inhibitory Protein BLIP: the betweenness centrality B, the closeness centrality C, and the clustering coefficient CC...
February 7, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167543/carbapenem-minimal-inhibitory-concentrations-in-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella-species-producing-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamases-esbls-in-critical-care-patients-from-2001-2009
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J Kristie Johnson, Gwen L Robinson, Lisa L Pineles, Adebola O Ajao, LiCheng Zhao, Jennifer S Albrecht, Anthony D Harris, Kerri A Thom, Jon P Furuno
Extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) -producing Enterobacteriaceae are increasing in prevalence worldwide. Carbapenem antibiotics are used as a first line of therapy against ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae. We examined gastrointestinal colonization of carbapenem-resistant-ESBLs (CR-ESBL) among a cohort of critical care patients. In this cohort of patients, we cultured for ESBL-producing Klebsiella spp. and Escherichia coli and then performed MIC susceptibility testing for imipenem, doripenem, meropenem, and ertapenem on the patient's first isolate...
February 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165734/phantom-pains-problems-with-the-utility-of-alerts-for-pan-assay-interference-compounds
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Stephen Joseph Capuzzi, Eugene N Muratov, Alexander Tropsha
The use of substructural alerts to identify Pan-Assay INterference compoundS (PAINS) has become a common component of the triage process in biological screening campaigns. These alerts, however, were originally derived from a proprietary library tested in just six assays measuring protein-protein interaction (PPI) inhibition using the AlphaScreen detection technology only; moreover, 68% (328 out of the 480 alerts) were derived from four or fewer compounds. In an effort to assess the reliability of these alerts as indicators of pan-assay interference, we performed a large-scale analysis of the impact of PAINS alerts on compound promiscuity in bioassays using publicly available data in PubChem...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164610/an-investigation-of-the-frequency-of-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-pathogens-and-their-antibiotic-patterns-in-tonsils-and-adenoids-of-adenotonsillectomy-patients
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Yasar Nakipoglu, Gulsen Gunel, Deniz Kanliada, Levent Aydemir, Nezahat Gurler, Bulent Gurler
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the potentially pathogenic bacteria of upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and their susceptibilities to different antibiotics. METHODS: Two-hundred adenoid and tonsil specimens from 100 patients who had undergone adenotonsillectomy were obtained and analyzed bacteriologically. Identification of the pathogens was made by conventional or commercial identification systems and antibiotic susceptibility tests were carried out by disk diffusion method...
August 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160269/infections-in-cancer-patients-with-solid-tumors-a-review
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Kenneth V I Rolston
Solid tumors are much more common than hematologic malignancies. Although severe and prolonged neutropenia is uncommon, several factors increase the risk of infection in patients with solid tumors, and the presence of multiple risk factors in the same patient is not uncommon. These include obstruction (most often caused by progression of the tumor), disruption of natural anatomic barriers such as the skin and mucosal surfaces, and treatment-related factors such as chemotherapy, radiation, diagnostic and/or therapeutic surgical procedures, and the increasing use of medical devices such as various catheters, stents, and prostheses...
February 3, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159338/emergence-of-quinolone-resistant-strains-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolated-from-paediatric-patients-since-the-approval-of-oral-fluoroquinolones-in-japan
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Noriko Takeuchi, Misako Ohkusu, Tadashi Hoshino, Sachiko Naito, Akiko Takaya, Tomoko Yamamoto, Naruhiko Ishiwada
Tosufloxacin (TFLX) is a fluoroquinolone antimicrobial agent. TFLX granules for children were initially released in Japan in 2010 to treat otitis media and pneumonia caused by drug-resistant bacteria, e.g. penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae and beta-lactamase-negative, ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae. The evolution of bacterial resistance since TFLX approval is not known. To clarify the influence of quinolones administered to children since their approval, we examined the resistance mechanism of TFLX-resistant S...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
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