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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214273/candidaemia-due-to-candida-parapsilosis-species-complex-at-a-hospital-in-brazil-clinical-characteristics-and-antifungal-susceptibility-profile
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Débora de Souza Olartechea de Alencar, Rosianne Assis de Sousa Tsujisaki, Fernanda Luiza Espinosa Spositto, Maína de Oliveira Nunes, Adriana Araújo de Almeida, Marilena Dos Anjos Martins, Marcia de Souza Carvalho Melhem, Marilene Rodrigues Chang
BACKGROUND: Recent decades have seen a global emergence of candidaemia caused by non-Candida albicans Candida species, particularly the Candida parapsilosis complex. AIMS: To evaluate the clinical features and antifungal susceptibility profiles of isolates belonging to the C. parapsilosis species complex in patients with candidaemia in a midwestern Brazilian tertiary-care teaching hospital. METHODS: Yeast identification was performed using an automated Vitek 2 Compact system...
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214232/new-nitrofurans-amenable-by-isocyanide-multicomponent-chemistry-are-active-against-multidrug-resistant-and-poly-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Mikhail Krasavin, Vladislav Parchinsky, Grigory Kantin, Olga Manicheva, Marine Dogonadze, Tatiana Vinogradova, Bianka Karge, Mark Brönstrup
A set of structurally diverse N-amino δ-lactams decorated with a 5-nitro-2-furyl moiety was synthesized using isocyanide-based multicomponent chemistry and evaluated for antibacterial activity. Three compounds displayed a selective and potent (MIC 22-33μM) inhibition of M. tuberculosis H37Rv strain growth, while other Gram-positive (MRSA and E. faecium) or Gram-negative (E. coli, P. aeruginosa, A. baumannii, K. pneumoniae) pathogens were not affected. The compounds also displayed moderate-low cytotoxicity, as demonstrated in cell line viability assays...
February 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214143/retrospective-study-of-candida-sp-contaminations-of-endoscopes-at-the-university-hospital-of-tlemcen-algeria
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REVIEW
I Hassaine-Lahfa, Z Boucherit-Otmani, L Sari-Belkherroubi, K Boucherit
BACKGROUND: Improper cleaning and disinfection of endoscopes has been responsible for multiple nosocomial outbreaks and sometimes serious life-threatening infections. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study is, at first, to identify Candida species responsible for the contamination of endoscopes, and to determine the minimal inhibitory concentrations of planktonic (MIC) and sessile cells (SMIC) of amphotericin B (AmB) against our isolated strains. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was performed on four endoscopes in the department of gastroenterology at the University Hospital of Tlemcen (Algeria)...
February 14, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213532/susceptibility-and-pk-pd-relationships-of-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-from-ovine-and-caprine-with-clinical-mastitis-against-five-veterinary-fluoroquinolones
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J M Serrano-Rodríguez, C Cárceles-García, C M Cárceles-Rodríguez, M L Gabarda, J M Serrano-Caballero, E Fernández-Varón
Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and mutant prevention concentration (MPC) of veterinary fluoroquinolones as enrofloxacin, its metabolite ciprofloxacin, danofloxacin, difloxacin and marbofloxacin against Staphylococcus aureus strains (n=24) isolated from milk of sheep and goats affected by clinical mastitis were evaluated. The authors have used the MIC and MPC, as well as the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationships in plasma and milk. MIC values were significantly different between drugs, unlike MPC values...
February 17, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213226/a-feasible-method-for-indirect-quantification-of-l-t4-in-drugs-by-iodine-determination
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Marcia Foster Mesko, Alessandra Cortes Teotonio, Dirce Taina Teixeira Oliveira, Diogo La Rosa Novo, Vanize Caldeira Costa
In this work, a method combining microwave-induced combustion (MIC) for sample preparation of commercial levothyroxine sodium (L-T4) drugs (L-T4: 25-200µg/tablet), and potentiometry with ion selective electrode (ISE) for iodine determination and subsequent indirect quantification of L-T4 was proposed. The type and concentration of the absorbing solution were evaluated to select the most suitable conditions for this study. Using the MIC method, it was possible to use solutions as diluted as 150mmolL(-1) (NH4)2CO3 (for samples containing 25-200µg of L-T4/tablet) for I absorption...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213053/nerol-triggers-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-disruption-via-elevation-of-ca-2-and-ros-in-candida-albicans
#6
Jun Tian, Zhaoqun Lu, Yanzhen Wang, Man Zhang, Xueyan Wang, Xudong Tang, Xue Peng, Hong Zeng
The antifungal activity of Nerol (NEL) against Candida albicans, a pathogenic fungus, has a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 4.4mM that causes noteworthy candidacidal activity through an apoptosis-like mechanism. Calcium (Ca(2+)) levels and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, which are the major causes of apoptosis, were determined in C. albicans cells treated with NEL and were found to increase, which related to mitochondrial dysfunction and disruption. A series of characteristic changes of apoptosis caused by NEL, including mitochondrial membrane depolarization, cytochrome c (cyt c) release, and metacaspase activation were examined using a flow cytometer and Western blot...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212623/lysozyme-enhances-the-bactericidal-effect-of-bp100-peptide-against-erwinia-amylovora-the-causal-agent-of-fire-blight-of-rosaceous-plants
#7
Jordi Cabrefiga, Emilio Montesinos
BACKGROUND: Fire blight is an important disease affecting rosaceous plants. The causal agent is the bacteria Erwinia amylovora which is poorly controlled with the use of conventional bactericides and biopesticides. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have been proposed as a new compounds suitable for plant disease control. BP100, a synthetic linear undecapeptide (KKLFKKILKYL-NH2), has been reported to be effective against E. amylovora infections. Moreover, BP100 showed bacteriolytic activity, moderate susceptibility to protease degradation and low toxicity...
February 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212032/chrodrimanins-k-n-and-related-meroterpenoids-from-the-fungus-penicillium-sp-scs-kfd09-isolated-from-a-marine-worm-sipunculus-nudus
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Fan-Dong Kong, Qing-Yun Ma, Sheng-Zhuo Huang, Pei Wang, Jun-Feng Wang, Li-Man Zhou, Jing-Zhe Yuan, Hao-Fu Dai, You-Xing Zhao
Six new meroterpenoids, chrodrimanins K-N (1-4), including two uncommon chlorinated ones (1 and 2), and verruculides B2 (5) and B3 (6), as well as seven known ones (7-13), were isolated from the fermentation broth of Penicillium sp. SCS-KFD09 isolated from a marine worm, Sipunculus nudus, from Haikou Bay, China. The structures including the absolute configurations of the new compounds were unambiguously elucidated by spectroscopic data, X-ray diffraction analysis, and ECD spectra analysis along with quantum ECD calculations...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
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/28210464/evaluation-of-efflux-pumps-gene-expression-in-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-in-an-iranian-referral-hospital
#10
Babak Pourakbari, Sahar Yaslianifard, Somaye Yaslianifard, Shima Mahmoudi, Sepideh Keshavarz-Valian, Setareh Mamishi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is one of the most important causes of nosocomial infections and has an intrinsic resistance to many antibiotics. Among all the resistance-nodulation-division (RND) pumps of P. aeruginosa, MexAB-OprM is the first efflux pump found to target multiple classes of antibiotics. This study was aimed to evaluate the expression level of genes expressing MexAB-OprM in clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 45 P...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209374/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-pyrazolo-pyrimido-4-5-d-pyrimidine-derivatives-as-potent-antibacterial-and-biofilm-inhibitors
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Lingala Suresh, P Sagar Vijay Kumar, Y Poornachandra, C Ganesh Kumar, G V P Chandramouli
An efficient four-component reaction of 6-amino-1,3-dimethyluracil, N,N-dimethylformamide dimethylacetal, 1-phenyl-3-(4-substituted-phenyl)-4-formyl-1H-pyrazoles and aromatic amines was conducted in the presence of [Bmim]FeCl4 ionic liquid as a promoting medium. This strategy provided a convenient route without any additional catalyst or metal salt under mild conditions. All the synthesized pyrazolo-pyrimido[4,5-d]pyrimidines derivatives were evaluated for their antibacterial, minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC), biofilm inhibition, intracellular ROS accumulation and protein leakage activities...
February 3, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209194/community-unit-performance-factors-associated-with-childhood-diarrhea-and-appropriate-treatment-in-nyanza-province-kenya
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Yoshito Kawakatsu, Junichi Tanaka, Kazuya Ogawa, Kenneth Ogendo, Sumihisa Honda
BACKGROUND: The government of Kenya launched its community health strategy in 2006 to improve certain aspects of its community health program. Under the strategy, community units (CUs) were established as level one of the Kenyan health system. A core member at this level is the community health worker (CHW). The objective of this study was to assess the relationship among the performance of the CUs, the prevalence of childhood diarrhea and appropriate treatment for it by controlling individual and community-level factors...
February 16, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209130/determination-of-antibacterial-activity-and-minimum-inhibitory-concentration-of-larval-extract-of-fly-via-resazurin-based-turbidometric-assay
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Chien Huey Teh, Wasi Ahmad Nazni, Ab Hamid Nurulhusna, Ahmad Norazah, Han Lim Lee
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is currently a major global issue. As the rate of emergence of antimicrobial resistance has superseded the rate of discovery and introduction of new effective drugs, the medical arsenal now is experiencing shortage of effective drugs to combat diseases, particularly against diseases caused by the dreadful multidrug-resistant strains, such as the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The ability of fly larvae to thrive in septic habitats has prompted us to determine the antibacterial activity and minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of larval extract of flies, namely Lucilia cuprina, Sarcophaga peregrina and Musca domestica against 4 pathogenic bacteria [Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant S...
February 16, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208915/an-unusual-occurrence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcal-endocarditis-with-vancomycin-creep-phenomenon-a-therapeutic-challenge
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S Sneha, Shanthan Venishetty, Shubha Seshadri, M Sudhakar Rao, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay
Infective endocarditis by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia is a common association and carries a high mortality. However, rising Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MICs) for vancomycin amongst MRSA strains is an emerging threat which carries poor prognosis and higher mortality. Here, we report a case of 41-year-old young non-addict gentleman presenting with fever of 3 days duration following recovery from an acute kidney injury necessitating haemodialysis. Systemic examination revealed signs of mitral regurgitation and left sided cerebellar signs...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206963/circulating-mic-1-gdf15-is-a-complementary-screening-biomarker-with-cea-and-correlates-with-liver-metastasis-and-poor-survival-in-colorectal-cancer
#15
Xiaobing Wang, Zhaogang Yang, Haimei Tian, Yanfen Li, Mo Li, Wenya Zhao, Chao Zhang, Teng Wang, Jing Liu, Aili Zhang, Di Shen, Cuining Zheng, Jun Qi, Dan Zhao, Junfeng Shi, Liliang Jin, Jianyu Rao, Wei Zhang
Macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1 (MIC-1/GDF15) has been characterized as a candidate biomarker for colorectal cancer (CRC) recently. However, the role of serum MIC-1 in screening patients with early stage CRC and monitoring therapeutic response have not been well-established, particularly in the combination with CEA for the screening and the prejudgment of occurrence with liver metastasis. In this study, we performed a retrospective blinded evaluation of 987 serum samples from 473 individuals with CRC, 25 with adenomatous polyps, and 489 healthy individuals using ELISA or immunoassay...
February 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203673/amphipathic-guanidine-embedded-glyoxamide-based-peptidomimetics-as-novel-antibacterial-agents-and-biofilm-disruptors
#16
Shashidhar Nizalapur, Onder Kimyon, Eugene Yee, Kitty Ho, Thomas Berry, Mike Manefield, Charles G Cranfield, Mark Willcox, David StC Black, Naresh Kumar
Antimicrobial resistance in bacteria is becoming increasingly prevalent, posing a critical challenge to global health. Bacterial biofilm formation is a common resistance mechanism that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics. Thus, the development of compounds that can disrupt bacterial biofilms is a potential strategy to combat antimicrobial resistance. We report herein the synthesis of amphipathic guanidine-embedded glyoxamide-based peptidomimetics via ring-opening reactions of N-naphthoylisatins with amines and amino acids...
February 16, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203627/variations-in-gynecologic-oncology-training-in-low-lic-and-middle-income-mic-countries-lmics-common-efforts-and-challenges
#17
REVIEW
Carolyn Johnston, Joseph S Ng, Ranjit Manchanda, Audrey Tieko Tsunoda, Linus Chuang
Gynecologic cancer, cervical cancer in particular, is disproportionately represented in the developing world where mortality is also high. Screening programs, increased availability of chemotherapy, and an awareness of HIV-related cancers have in part accelerated a need for physicians who can treat these cancers, yet the infrastructure for such training is often lacking. In this paper, we address the variations in gynecology oncology training in LMICs as well as the ubiquitous challenges, in an effort to guide future agendas...
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203427/potency-of-parenteral-antimicrobials-including-ceftolozane-tazobactam-against-nosocomial-respiratory-tract-pathogens-considerations-for-empiric-and-directed-therapy
#18
Christina A Sutherland, David P Nicolau
BACKGROUND: Empiric therapy decisions are predicated on knowledge of both the epidemiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of the probable infecting pathogen(s). The objective of this study was to evaluate the microbial distribution and phenotypic profiles of nosocomial respiratory isolates collected from multiple US hospitals and assess the clinical utility of various monotherapy and combination regimens. METHODS: Hospitals provided consecutive non-duplicate adult inpatients Gram-negative nosocomial respiratory isolates from cultures received ≥48 h after hospital admission...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203232/cationic-net-charge-and-counter-ion-type-as-antimicrobial-activity-determinant-factors-of-short-lipopeptides
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Katarzyna E Greber, Malgorzata Dawgul, Wojciech Kamysz, Wieslaw Sawicki
To get a better insight into the antimicrobial potency of short cationic lipopeptides, 35 new entities were synthesized using solid phase peptide strategy. All newly obtained lipopeptides were designed to be positively charged from +1 to +4. This was achieved by introducing basic amino acid - lysine - into the lipopeptide structure and had a hydrophobic fatty acid chain attached. Lipopeptides were subjected to microbiological tests using reference strains of Gram-negative bacteria: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Gram-positive bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecalis, and fungi: Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis, Aspergillus brasiliensis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202791/establishment-and-use-of-epidemiological-cutoff-values-for-molds-and-yeasts-using-the-clinical-and-laboratory-standards-institute-m57-standard
#20
Shawn R Lockhart, Mahmoud A Ghannoum, Barbara D Alexander
Breakpoints are used to predict whether an antifungal agent will be clinically effective against a particular fungal isolate. They are based on a combination of MIC values, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic values and clinical outcome data. For many fungus/antifungal combinations this data will never be available. For these combinations Epidemiological Cutoff Values (ECVs) provide a methodology to categorize isolates as either wild type or non-wild type. This review defines ECVs, explains how they are generated using the CLSI methodology in standard M57, and describes how they can be used in clinical practice...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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