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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29915502/isolation-and-identification-of-mannheimia-haemolytica-by-culture-and-polymerase-chain-reaction-from-sheep-s-pulmonary-samples-in-shiraz-iran
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Mohammad Tabatabaei, And Fatemeh Abdollahi
Background and Aim: Mannheimia haemolytica is a Gram-negative, non-motile, and non-spore-forming rod-shaped coccobacillus bacterium. On blood agar plate, it shows complete hemolysis. This bacterium constitutes a part of normal flora of the upper respiratory system of ruminants. It is considered as the opportunistic pathogen and the main factor of pneumonic pasteurellosis, which has caused a severe economic loss in sheep and cattle industries. Considering the prevalence of the disease in sheep and goat population in the dry and hot regions of the country in general and in Fars province in particular in the form of pneumonia, the purpose of this study was to isolate and identify the bacterium M...
May 2018: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29795542/epidemiology-of-healthcare-associated-infections-in-polish-intensive-care-a-multicenter-study-based-on-active-surveillance
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Michal Walaszek, Anna Rozanska, Malgorzata Bulanda, Jadwiga Wojkowska-Mach
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of health care-associated infections (HAIs) in patients treated in Polish intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: This retrospective analysis was based on the results of active targeted surveillance, according to the recommendation of the ECDC (European Centre of Disease Control and Prevention, HAI-Net light protocol), conducted in 2013-2015 in seven ICUs for adults located in southern Poland (observational study)...
March 1, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488550/-enterobacteriaceae-susceptibility-to-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-a-chilean-pediatric-hospital
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Juan Rojas De la Vega, Dona Benadof, Abigail Veas, Mirta Acuña
INTRODUCTION: Enterobacteriaceae are a group of gram-negative rods that can cause serious infections in humans. A susceptibility in Klebsiella pneumoniae of 79.4% to piperacillin/tazobactam (PIP/TAZO) is reported in pediatric hospitals in Chile. There is no published data published to date regarding PIP/TAZO susceptibility to other Enterobacteriaceae species in this population. AIM: To measure the in vitro PIP/TAZO susceptibility in Enterobacteriaceae isolates from patients in a pediatric hospital in Chile...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352409/recent-perspectives-on-the-molecular-basis-of-biofilm-formation-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-approaches-for-treatment-and-biofilm-dispersal
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REVIEW
Sinosh Skariyachan, Vaishnavi Sneha Sridhar, Swathi Packirisamy, Supreetha Toplar Kumargowda, Sneha Basavaraj Challapilli
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium causes widespread diseases in humans. This bacterium is frequently related to nosocomial infections such as pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs) and bacteriaemia especially in immunocompromised patients. The current review focuses on the recent perspectives on biofilms formation by these bacteria. Biofilms are communities of microorganisms in which cells stick to each other and often adhere to a surface. These adherent cells are usually embedded within a self-produced matrix of extracellular polymeric substance (EPS)...
January 19, 2018: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317760/shape-dependent-physical-mutilation-and-lethal-effects-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-bacteria
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Debashish Acharya, K Malabika Singha, Piyush Pandey, Bidhan Mohanta, Jina Rajkumari, L Paikhomba Singha
In this report, spherical silver nanoparticle (AgNP-sp) and rod-shaped silver nanoparticle (AgNR) were prepared by chemical reduction method and their antibacterial activity against various Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria had been evaluated for their efficiency. Minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) tests were conducted to study the antibacterial properties, and substantiated with killing kinetics of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The study revealed that both AgNP-sp and AgNRs are good antibacterial candidates...
January 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111432/direct-determination-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-from-positive-blood-cultures-using-laser-scattering-technology
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Evgeny A Idelevich, Matthias Hoy, Dennis Knaack, Dennis Görlich, Georg Peters, Matthias Borowski, Karsten Becker
Delays in appropriate antimicrobial treatment contribute to increased mortality of septic patients. We aimed to develop a methodology for detection of carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative bacteria directly from positive blood cultures (BCs). Initially, meropenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (n = 13) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (n = 32) isolates as well as the same numbers of meropenem-susceptible isolates were used to establish the detection of carbapenem resistance from agar cultures. Growth-based phenotypic detection of meropenem resistance was performed by a laser scattering (LS) method using a BacterioScan™216R instrument...
February 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073317/the-diagnostic-yield-of-noninvasive-microbiologic-sputum-sampling-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-clinically-diagnosed-hospital-acquired-pneumonia
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Elliot L Naidus, Mary T Lasalvia, Edward R Marcantonio, Shoshana J Herzig
The clinical predictors of positive sputum culture have not been previously reported in hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), and data on yield of sputum culture in this setting are scant. Current Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines for HAP recommend noninvasive sputum sampling, though the data for this practice are limited. We assessed the yield of sputum culture in HAP cases at an academic medical center from January 2007 to July 2013. HAP cases were identifi ed by International Classifi cation of Diseases, Ninth Revision-Clinical Modifi cation codes for bacterial pneumonia and all cases were validated by chart review...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894613/pneumonia-due-to-a-rare-pathogen-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-subspecies-denitrificans
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Hesham Awadh, Munthir Mansour, Obadah Aqtash, Yousef Shweihat
Achromobacter xylosoxidans, subspecies denitrificans, is a gram-negative rod recently implicated as an emerging cause of infection in both immunosuppressed and immunocompetent populations. Few cases are reported in literature involving multiple body systems. Diagnosis depends on cultures of appropriate specimens, and management usually is by administration of appropriate antibiotics (usually agents with antipseudomonal activity). We report a rare case of pneumonia due to infection with this organism, in a patient with preexisting bronchiectasis secondary to chronic aspiration...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852636/isolation-and-identification-of-nonoral-pathogenic-bacteria-in-the-oral-cavity-of-patients-with-removable-dentures
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Reza Derafshi, Abdollah Bazargani, Jannan Ghapanchi, Yazdan Izadi, Hooman Khorshidi
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Dentures in the oral cavity may act as a reservoir of microorganisms, which may be related to systemic infections. The aim of this study was to investigate the nonoral pathogenic bacteria in the oral cavity of patients with removable dentures in Shiraz, Southern Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The bacterial flora of saliva samples from 50 men and 50 women with removable dentures and 100 age- and sex-matched controls with normal dentate were compared using culture, Gram staining, and API20E Kit methods...
July 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797299/prevalence-of-antimicrobial-drug-resistant-bacteria-carried-by-in-and-outpatients-attending-a-secondary-care-hospital-in-zambia
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Marjolijn M B Nagelkerke, Kapembwa Sikwewa, Dennis Makowa, Irene de Vries, Simon Chisi, J Wendelien Dorigo-Zetsma
OBJECTIVE: Antimicrobial resistance is an increasing global health problem. Very little data on resistance patterns of pathogenic bacteria in low-income countries exist. The aim of this study was to measure the prevalence of antimicrobial drug resistant bacteria carried by in- and outpatients in the resource constraint setting of a secondary care hospital in Zambia. Nasal and rectal samples from 50 in- and 50 outpatients were collected. Patients were randomly selected and informed consent was obtained...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670449/no-nosocomial-transmission-under-standard-hygiene-precautions-in-short-term-contact-patients-in-case-of-an-unexpected-esbl-or-q-a-e-coli-positive-patient-a-one-year-prospective-cohort-study-within-three-regional-hospitals
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Dennis Souverein, Sjoerd M Euser, Bjorn L Herpers, Corry Hattink, Patricia Houtman, Amerens Popma, Jan Kluytmans, John W A Rossen, Jeroen W Den Boer
BACKGROUND: Many Highly Resistant Gram Negative Rod (HR-GNR) positive patients are found unexpectedly in clinical cultures, besides patients who are screened and isolated based on risk factors. As unexpected HR-GNR positive patients are isolated after detection, transmission to contact patients possibly occurred. The added value of routine contact tracing in such situations within hospitals with standard hygiene precautions is unknown. METHODS: In 2014, this study was performed as a prospective cohort study...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664714/analysis-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-resistance-patterns-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd-in-terms-of-choice-of-effective-empiric-antibiotic-therapy
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Aneta Grochowalska, Maria Kozioł-Montewka, Anna Sobieszczańska
<b>Introduction.</b> Multi-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from patients has become one of the most hazardous pathogens in health care settings. The aim of the study was to analyze pneumonia caused by Acinetobacter baumannii in patients hospitalized because of exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), who were admitted to the Pulmonology Ward of the Masovian Specialistic Hospital in Radom (MSS). The incidence and drug sensitivity of these non-fermenting rods were evaluated, and compliance with antimicrobial procedure with the algorithm of the guidelines in applicable recommendations, was estimated...
June 12, 2017: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620254/isolation-morphological-identification-and-in-vitro-antibacterial-activity-of-endophytic-bacteria-isolated-from-azadirachta-indica-neem-leaves
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Ankit Kumar Singh, Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Varsha Sharma, Tanmay Singh, Rajesh Kumar, Dimple Kumari
AIM: The objective of this study was to isolate endophytic bacteria from Azadirachta indica (neem) leaves, their identification and investigate their antibacterial activity against three Gram-positive bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and Bacillus cereus and Gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli, Salmonella Typhimurium and Klebsiella pneumoniae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fresh leaves of A. indica (neem) was procured from the Department of Botany, JNKVV, Jabalpur...
May 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585158/properties-of-probiotics-kocuria-sm1-and-rhodococcus-sm2-isolated-from-fish-guts
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S M Sharifuzzaman, Hafizur Rahman, Dawn A Austin, B Austin
This study characterized probiotics Kocuria SM1 and Rhodococcus SM2, which were recovered from the intestinal microbiota of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum). The cultures were Gram-positive, non-motile, catalase-positive and oxidase-negative cocci or rods. Cell multiplication of SM1 and SM2 was observed at 4-37 °C (45 °C for SM1), in 0-20% (w/v) NaCl and at pH 2-11. The viability was not affected when exposed to pepsin at pH 2.0 and 3.0, and pancreatin at pH 8.0. Neither isolates were chrome azurol S-positive for siderophore production...
June 5, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529026/the-use-of-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-for-rapid-bacterial-identification-in-patients-with-smear-positive-bacterial-meningitis
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B Bishop, Y Geffen, A Plaut, O Kassis, R Bitterman, M Paul, A Neuberger
OBJECTIVES: To assess the potential of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) in rapid identification of bacteria from smear-positive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a cohort of patients with meningitis. METHODS: Single-centre observational study, including adults and children with community-acquired or postneurosurgical bacterial meningitis. Meningitis was defined using established criteria. Samples of CSF that had a positive CSF Gram stain were directly examined by MALDI-TOF-MS...
February 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509971/description-of-chryseobacterium-timonianum-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-patient-with-pneumonia
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Rita Abou Abdallah, Teresa Cimmino, Sophie Baron, Frédéric Cadoret, Caroline Michelle, Didier Raoult, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Fadi Bittar
Using a polyphasic taxonomic strategy, an aerobic, Gram-negative, non-motile, yellow pigmented rod isolated from a sputum sample of a patient with pneumonia was characterised. This bacterial strain, designated G972T , could not be identified by our systematic MALDI-TOF screening on a MicroFlex. This led to the sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene, which shows 98.57% sequence identity with that of Chryseobacterium indologenes 16777T , the phylogenetic closely related type strain of a species with standing in nomenclature, which putatively classifies it as a new species...
September 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450472/paneth-cell-disruption-induced-necrotizing-enterocolitis-in-mice-requires-live-bacteria-and-occurs-independently-of-tlr4-signaling
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Jessica R White, Huiyu Gong, Brock Pope, Patrick Schlievert, Steven J McElroy
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in premature infants. Both human surgical specimens and animal models suggest a potential involvement of Paneth cells in NEC pathogenesis. Paneth cells play critical roles in epithelial homeostasis, innate immunity and host-microbial interactions. Yet, the complex interplay between Paneth cell disruption, epithelial barrier dysfunction and microbial-driven inflammation remains unclear in the immature intestine. In this study, mucosal intestinal injury consistent with human NEC was induced in postnatal day 14-16 (P14-P16) mice by disrupting Paneth cells, followed by gavage with Klebsiella pneumonia...
June 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446177/the-susceptibility-to-fosfomycin-of-gram-negative-bacteria-isolates-from-urinary-tract-infection-in-the-czech-republic-data-from-a-unicentric-study
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Miroslav Fajfr, Miroslav Louda, Pavla Paterová, Lenka Ryšková, Jaroslav Pacovský, Josef Košina, Helena Žemličková, Miloš Broďák
BACKGROUND: Against a background of rapid increase of β-lactamase-producing or multi-resistant pathogenic bacteria and the resulting lack of effective antibiotic treatment, some older antibiotics have been tested for new therapeutic uses. One of these is fosfomycin, to which according to studies these resistant bacteria are very sensitive. Our study was designed because there is no data on the fosfomycin susceptibility rate in the Czech Republic. METHOD: In this study from January 2013 to June 2014 3295 unique isolates of Gram-negative bacteria which had caused urinary tract infections were examined...
April 26, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441365/efficacy-and-safety-of-3-nasal-packing-materials-used-after-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-a-comparative-study-in-china
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Xi-Ling Zheng, Yu-Xiang Zhao, Min Xu
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of 3 nasal packing products (silicone tube, Beschitin-F, and Aquacel1-Ag) after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients in China. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty-six CRS patients undergoing FESS surgery were randomly divided into 3 groups (22 patients in each group): the silicone tube group, the Beschitin-F group, and the Aquacel1-Ag group. Postoperative headache, nasal pain, nasal bleeding, and swelling of the nasal mucosa were observed at 1 month after FESS surgery...
April 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396549/-in-vivo-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-zti-01-fosfomycin-for-injection-in-the-neutropenic-murine-thigh-infection-model-against-escherichia-coli-klebsiella-pneumoniae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#20
Alexander J Lepak, Miao Zhao, Brian VanScoy, Daniel S Taylor, Evelyn Ellis-Grosse, Paul G Ambrose, David R Andes
Fosfomycin is a broad-spectrum agent with activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including drug-resistant strains, such as extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing and carbapenem-resistant (CR) Gram-negative rods. In the present study, the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) activity of ZTI-01 (fosfomycin for injection) was evaluated in the neutropenic murine thigh infection model against 5 Escherichia coli , 3 Klebsiella pneumoniae , and 2 Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains, including a subset with ESBL and CR phenotypes...
June 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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