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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934751/first-trimester-vaginal-ureaplasma-biovar-colonization-and-preterm-birth-results-of-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Thomas Waldhoer, Stefan M Schulz, Birgit Stihsen, Birgit Pimpel, Katharina Goeral, Erich Hafner, Gerhard Sliutz, David C Kasper, Armin Witt, Angelika Berger
BACKGROUND: While there is a proven association of upper genital tract Ureaplasma infection during pregnancy with adverse pregnancy outcome, the effect of vaginal Ureaplasma colonization on preterm delivery has been controversially debated. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that women with isolation of vaginal U. parvum but not U. urealyticum are at increased risk for spontaneous preterm birth (SPB) compared to women with negative results. METHODS: A vaginal swab taken between 12 and 14 weeks of gestation was analyzed for the presence of Ureaplasma biovars by PCR in 4,330 pregnant women...
September 22, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934357/from-bacterial-killing-to-immune-modulation-recent-insights-into-the-functions-of-lysozyme
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REVIEW
Stephanie A Ragland, Alison K Criss
Lysozyme is a cornerstone of innate immunity. The canonical mechanism for bacterial killing by lysozyme occurs through the hydrolysis of cell wall peptidoglycan (PG). Conventional type (c-type) lysozymes are also highly cationic and can kill certain bacteria independently of PG hydrolytic activity. Reflecting the ongoing arms race between host and invading microorganisms, both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria have evolved mechanisms to thwart killing by lysozyme. In addition to its direct antimicrobial role, more recent evidence has shown that lysozyme modulates the host immune response to infection...
September 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934227/hemorrhage-enhances-cytokine-complement-component-3-and-caspase-3-and-regulates-micrornas-associated-with-intestinal-damage-after-whole-body-gamma-irradiation-in-combined-injury
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Juliann G Kiang, Joan T Smith, Marsha N Anderson, Thomas B Elliott, Paridhi Gupta, Nagaraja S Balakathiresan, Radha K Maheshwari, Barbara Knollmann-Ritschel
Hemorrhage following whole-body γ-irradiation in a combined injury (CI) model increases mortality compared to whole-body γ-irradiation alone (RI). The decreased survival in CI is accompanied by increased bone marrow injury, decreased hematocrit, and alterations of miRNA in the kidney. In this study, our aim was to examine cytokine homeostasis, susceptibility to systemic bacterial infection, and intestinal injury. More specifically, we evaluated the interleukin-6 (IL-6)-induced stress proteins including C-reactive protein (CRP), complement 3 (C3), Flt-3 ligand, and corticosterone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934209/microbial-translocation-is-correlated-with-hiv-evolution-in-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patients
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Jean-Jacques Tudesq, Catherine Dunyach-Remy, Christophe Combescure, Régine Doncesco, Didier Laureillard, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Albert Sotto
Microbial translocation (MT) is characterized by bacterial products passing into the blood through the gut barrier and is a key phenomenon in the pathophysiology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. MT is also associated with liver damage in Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) patients. The aim of the study was to assess MT in plasma of HIV-HCV co-infected patients. 16S rDNA (16 S Ribosomal DNA subunit) marker and other markers of MT such as Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-binding protein (LBP), soluble CD14 (sCD14), intestinal fatty acid binding protein (I-FABP) were used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934124/n-halamine-biocidal-materials-with-superior-antimicrobial-efficacies-for-wound-dressings
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Buket Demir, Roy M Broughton, Mingyu Qiao, Tung-Shi Huang, S D Worley
This work demonstrated the successful application of N-halamine technology for wound dressings rendered antimicrobial by facile and inexpensive processes. Four N-halamine compounds, which possess different functional groups and chemistry, were synthesized. The N-halamine compounds, which contained oxidative chlorine, the source of antimicrobial activity, were impregnated into or coated onto standard non-antimicrobial wound dressings. N-halamine-employed wound dressings inactivated about 6 to 7 logs of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria in brief periods of contact time...
September 21, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934029/comparative-proteomics-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-response-to-vancomycin-treatment
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Xiao-Yan Yang, Jing-Yu Xu, Qiu-Xia Wei, Xuesong Sun, Qing-Yu He
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a gram-positive pathogen that causes otitis media, pneumonia, meningitis, and other serious diseases. Vancomycin is one of the most important drugs currently used for the treatment of gram-positive bacterial infections, representing, importantly, the last line of defense against bacteria that have developed resistance to other antibiotics. While primary efforts of most investigations focused on the antibacterial mechanism of vancomycin, few studies have been performed to assess the tolerance mechanism of bacteria to vancomycin...
September 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933920/multi-tissue-transcriptomics-delineates-the-diversity-of-airway-t-cell-functions-in-asthma
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Akul Singhania, Joshua C Wallington, Caroline G Smith, Daniel Horowitz, Karl J Staples, Peter H Howarth, Stephan D Gadola, Ratko Djukanović, Christopher H Woelk, Timothy Sc Hinks
Asthma arises from the complex interplay of inflammatory pathways in diverse cell types and tissues. We sought to undertake a comprehensive transcriptomic assessment of the epithelium and airway T cells that remain understudied in asthma, and investigate interactions between multiple cells and tissues. Epithelial brushings and flow-sorted CD3+ T cells from sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage were obtained from healthy subjects (N=19) and asthmatic patients (mild, moderate and severe asthma; N=46). Gene expression was assessed using Affymetrix HT HG-U133+ PM GeneChips and results were validated by real-time quantitative PCR...
September 21, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933509/-targeting-the-skin-erythema-multiforme-in-dogs-and-cats
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Ralf Mueller, Teresa M S A Boehm, Christoph J Klinger, Laura Udraite, Ralf S Mueller
This review article will describe the complex nature of erythema multiforme in dogs and cats. The disease pattern will be illustrated in terms of etiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnostics and therapy. Erythema multiforme is a rare, immune-mediated skin disorder with an acute specific reaction pattern of skin and mucous membranes against different underlying causes. Reported triggering factors include drugs, food ingredients and neoplasias, but viral or bacterial infections and vaccine reactions were also identified...
September 20, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933370/a-case-of-systemic-infection-caused-by-streptococcus-pyogenes-oral-infection-in-an-edentulous-patient
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Yumi Inagaki, Masanobu Abe, Ryoko Inaki, Liang Zong, Hideyuki Suenaga, Takahiro Abe, Kazuto Hoshi
BACKGROUND: Infections in the oral and maxillofacial region can sometimes extend beyond the oral cavity, with serious consequences. Most oral infections are odontogenic, occurring through the root apex of the tooth or the periodontal pocket. It thus makes sense that edentulous patients have a much lower risk of oral bacterial infection. For this reason, while there are many reports on systemic infections caused by oral infections, few of these describe such infections in edentulous patients...
August 18, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933181/-heart-transplantation-and-infection
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Eva Ozábalová, Jan Krejčí, Petr Hude, Julius Godava, Tomáš Honek, Lenka Špinarová, Petr Pavlík, Helena Bedáňová, Petr Němec
Heart transplantation (HTx) is a method of treatment for patients with end-stage heart failure with severe symptoms despite complex therapy. Post-transplant difficulties include acute rejection and infectious complications, which are the most common reason of morbidity and mortality in the first year after heart transplant. It requires the patient to remain on immunosuppressive medication to avoid the possibility of graft rejection. Therefore the range of infection is much larger. The diagnosis and treatment of viral, bacterial and fungal infections is often difficult...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933179/-infectious-complications-related-to-liver-transplants
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Vladimír Mejzlík, Libuše Husová, Milan Kuman, Soňa Štěpánková, Jiří Ondrášek, Petr Němec
Infection is a feared complication in the process of transplantation. The study discusses sources of infection, screening of infection and risk factors for infection, time occurrence of individual infections during the peritransplantation and posttransplantation course. It describes the most frequent forms of bacterial, viral and mycotic infections. It specifies efficient prophylactic measures that considerably reduce the risk of infection following liver transplantation.Key words: bacterial infection - cytomegalovirus (CMV) - EB virus (EBV) - hepatitis B (HBV) - hepatitis C (HCV) - liver transplantation - mycotic infection prophylaxis - risk factors - viral infection...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933172/-development-of-views-on-pathophysiology-of-sepsis
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Jiří Beneš
Sepsis was understood as a disease caused by an invasive bacterial infection associated with deluging of organism with bacterial toxins (blood poisoning). Schottmüllers definition emphasized the existence of a focus as the source of invading bacteria. Further research led to the discovery of the cytokine cascade and to the recognition that sepsis is induced by our own endogenous mediators. The dysfunction or failure of various organs in sepsis can be explained both by hemodynamic disorders which originate in the altered microcapillars but also by a complex transformation of metabolism...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933171/-the-current-problems-related-to-nosocomial-infections-and-antibiotic-resistance-today
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Renata Tejkalová
Nosocomial, also known as hospital acquired infections, are today considered to be an important indicator of the quality of health care in all health establishments. They involve an undesirable complication of the provided health care with a number of negative consequences, such as increased morbidity and mortality, longer time of hospitalization and higher costs. Their incidence at present is also related, among other things, to the broadening, sometimes invasive technical possibilities of diagnosing and therapy...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932816/a-quorum-sensing-system-that-regulates-streptococcus-pneumoniae-biofilm-formation-and-surface-polysaccharide-production
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Roger Junges, Gabriela Salvadori, Sudhanshu Shekhar, Heidi A Åmdal, Jimstan N Periselneris, Tsute Chen, Jeremy S Brown, Fernanda C Petersen
Despite vaccines, Streptococcus pneumoniae kills more than a million people yearly. Thus, understanding how pneumococci transition from commensals to pathogens is particularly relevant. Quorum sensing regulates collective behaviors and thus represents a potential driver of commensal-to-pathogen transitions. Rgg/small hydrophobic peptide (SHP) quorum-sensing systems are widespread in streptococci, yet they remain largely uncharacterized in S. pneumoniae. Using directional transcriptome sequencing, we show that the S...
September 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932814/the-gut-commensal-microbiome-of-drosophila-melanogaster-is-modified-by-the-endosymbiont-wolbachia
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Rama K Simhadri, Eva M Fast, Rong Guo, Michaela J Schultz, Natalie Vaisman, Luis Ortiz, Joanna Bybee, Barton E Slatko, Horacio M Frydman
Endosymbiotic Wolbachia bacteria and the gut microbiome have independently been shown to affect several aspects of insect biology, including reproduction, development, life span, stem cell activity, and resistance to human pathogens, in insect vectors. This work shows that Wolbachia bacteria, which reside mainly in the fly germline, affect the microbial species present in the fly gut in a lab-reared strain. Drosophila melanogaster hosts two main genera of commensal bacteria-Acetobacter and Lactobacillus. Wolbachia-infected flies have significantly reduced titers of Acetobacter...
September 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932812/comparison-of-the-microbiota-of-older-adults-living-in-nursing-homes-and-the-community
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Mary-Claire Roghmann, Alison D Lydecker, Lauren Hittle, Robert T DeBoy, Rebecca G Nowak, J Kristie Johnson, Emmanuel F Mongodin
Our objective for this study was to characterize the microbial communities of the anterior nares (nose), posterior pharynx (throat), and skin of the femoral and subclavian areas in older adults from nursing homes and the community. Older adults (≥65 years) without antibiotic use for the past 3 months were recruited from nursing homes (NH; n = 16) and from the community (CB; n = 51). Specimens were taken from nose, throat, and skin sites for culture and bacterial profiling using 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
September 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932604/high-burden-of-antimicrobial-resistance-among-bacteria-causing-pyogenic-wound-infections-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kathmandu-nepal
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Basista Prasad Rijal, Deepa Satyal, Narayan Prasad Parajuli
Pyogenic wound infections are one of the most common clinical entities caused and aggravated by the invasion of pathogenic organisms. Prompt and aggressive antimicrobial therapy is needed to reduce the burden and complications associated with these infections. In this study, we intended to investigate the common pathogens and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns from the pyogenic wound infections at a tertiary care hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. A laboratory based cross-sectional study was carried out among the pyogenic clinical specimens of the patients visiting Manmohan Memorial Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal...
2017: Journal of Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932220/chalcone-attenuates-staphylococcus-aureus-virulence-by-targeting-sortase-a-and-alpha-hemolysin
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Bing Zhang, Zihao Teng, Xianhe Li, Gejin Lu, Xuming Deng, Xiaodi Niu, Jianfeng Wang
Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus) resistance, considered a dilemma for the clinical treatment of this bacterial infection, is becoming increasingly intractable. Novel anti-virulence strategies will undoubtedly provide a path forward in combating these resistant bacterial infections. Sortase A (SrtA), an enzyme responsible for anchoring virulence-related surface proteins, and alpha-hemolysin (Hla), a pore-forming cytotoxin, have aroused great scientific interest, as they have been regarded as targets for promising agents against S...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932156/possible-interaction-between-visfatin-periodontal-infection-and-other-systemic-diseases-a-brief-review-of-literature
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REVIEW
Mojtaba Bayani, Mohammad Pourali, Mohammad Keivan
Gingivitis and periodontitis are common bacterial infections caused by a variety of microorganisms. Despite the microorganisms' roles as etiologic agents, inflammation-induced substances also have crucial parts in the loss of connective tissue and the supporting alveolar bone. Visfatin is a pleiotropic mediator, which acts as growth factor, cytokine, and pre-B-cell colony-enhancing factor. A positive correlation was detected between the serum/plasma levels of visfatin and inflammatory disorders such as diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease...
July 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931683/caenorhabditis-elegans-as-an-emerging-model-for-virus-host-interactions
#20
Don B Gammon
Since 1999, Caenorhabditis elegans has been extensively used to study microbe-host interactions due to its simple culture, genetic tractability, and susceptibility to numerous bacterial and fungal pathogens. In contrast, virus studies have been hampered by a lack of convenient virus infection models in nematodes. The recent discovery of a natural viral pathogen of C. elegans and development of diverse artificial infection models are providing new opportunities to explore virus-host interplay in this powerful model organism...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
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