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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342095/-advances-in-diagnostic-microbiology-opportunities-and-limitations
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F P Maurer, M Hentschke, H Rohde
In the light of ever increasing problems related to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria, rapid microbiological diagnostics are of growing importance. Timely pathogen detection and availability of susceptibility data are essential for optimal treatment, but are even more crucial for de-escalation of broad spectrum empiric therapies. Medical microbiology is, thus, an integral part of antimicrobial stewardship programs. Traditional microbiological techniques for species identification and susceptibility testing rely on bacterial growth and are, thus, characterized by inherent slowness...
March 24, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333351/ecological-impact-of-ciprofloxacin-on-commensal-enterococci-in-healthy-volunteers
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Victoire de Lastours, Elena Maugy, Vincent Mathy, Françoise Chau, Benjamin Rossi, François Guérin, Vincent Cattoir, Bruno Fantin
Background: The ecological impact of ciprofloxacin on commensal enterococci is unknown. Methods: Forty-eight healthy volunteers received ciprofloxacin from day (D) 0 to D14; stools were collected on D7, D14 and D42. Fluoroquinolone-susceptible and -resistant enterococci (FQ-SE and FQ-RE) were detected and quantified by culture, and identified by MALDI-TOF MS. The relative abundance of FQ-RE over FQ-SE was determined. The genetic basis of fluoroquinolone resistance was deciphered by partial sequencing of gyrA and parC genes...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316631/potential-impact-of-rapid-blood-culture-testing-for-gram-positive-bacteremia-in-japan-with-the-verigene-gram-positive-blood-culture-test
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Ken Kikuchi, Mari Matsuda, Shigekazu Iguchi, Tomonori Mizutani, Keiichi Hiramatsu, Michiru Tega-Ishii, Kaori Sansaka, Kenta Negishi, Kimie Shimada, Jun Umemura, Shigeyuki Notake, Hideji Yanagisawa, Hiroshi Takahashi, Reiko Yabusaki, Hideki Araoka, Akiko Yoneyama
Background. Early detection of Gram-positive bacteremia and timely appropriate antimicrobial therapy are required for decreasing patient mortality. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the performance of the Verigene Gram-positive blood culture assay (BC-GP) in two special healthcare settings and determine the potential impact of rapid blood culture testing for Gram-positive bacteremia within the Japanese healthcare delivery system. Furthermore, the study included simulated blood cultures, which included a library of well-characterized methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) isolates reflecting different geographical regions in Japan...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306235/gcib-tof-sims-high-resolution-imaging-of-cardiolipin-speciation-in-the-brain-identification-of-molecular-losses-after-traumatic-injury
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Hua Tian, Louis J Sparvero, Andrew A Amoscato, Anna Bloom, Hulya Bayir, Valerian E Kagan, Nicholas Winograd
Gas cluster ion beam secondary ion mass spectrometry (GCIB-SIMS) has shown the full potential of mapping intact lipids in biological systems with better than 10 µm lateral resolution. This study investigated further the capability of GCIB-SIMS in imaging high-mass signals from intact cardiolipin (CL) and gangliosides in normal brain and the effect of a controlled cortical impact model (CCI) of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on their distribution. A combination of enzymatic and chemical treatments was employed to suppress the signals from the most abundant phospholipids (phosphatidylcholine (PC) and phosphatidylethanolamine (PE)) and enhance the signals from the low abundance CLs and gangliosides to allow their GCIB-SIMS detection at 8 and 16 µm spatial resolution...
March 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294933/differences-in-sheep-and-goats-milk-microbiological-profile-between-conventional-and-organic-farming-systems-in-greece
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Eleni Malissiova, Theofilos Papadopoulos, Aikaterini Kyriazi, Maria Mparda, Christina Sakorafa, Antonios Katsioulis, Anna Katsiaflaka, Maria Kyritsi, Antonios Zdragas, Christos Hadjichristodoulou
The aim of this study was to examine differences in the microbiological profile and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria isolated from milk from organic and conventional sheep and goat farms. Twenty-five organic and 25 conventional sheep and goat farms in the region of Thessaly, Greece participated in this study. A standardised detailed questionnaire was used to describe farming practices. A total of 50 samples were collected and analysed for total viable count (TVC), total coliform count (TCC) and somatic cell count (SCC), while Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli were isolated using standard methods...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284599/the-oral-microbiota-of-domestic-cats-harbors-a-wide-variety-of-staphylococcus-species-with-zoonotic-potential
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Ciro César Rossi, Ingrid da Silva Dias, Igor Mansur Muniz, Walter Lilenbaum, Marcia Giambiagi-deMarval
This study aimed to characterize the species, antimicrobial resistance and dispersion of CRISPR systems in staphylococci isolated from the oropharynx of domestic cats in Brazil. Staphylococcus strains (n=75) were identified by MALDI-TOF and sequencing of rpoB and tuf genes. Antimicrobial susceptibility was assessed by disk diffusion method and PCR to investigate the presence of antimicrobial-resistance genes usually present in mobile genetic elements (plasmids), in addition to plasmid extraction. CRISPR - genetic arrangements that give the bacteria the ability to resist the entry of exogenous DNA - were investigated by the presence of the essential protein Cas1 gene...
March 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283012/-evaluation-of-mascia-brunelli-rapid-antigen-test-in-the-diagnosis-of-group-a-streptococcal-pharyngitis
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Ayşe Barış, Nur Anlıaçık, Mehmet Emin Bulut, Rıdvan Deniz, Elif Yücel, Elif Aktaş
Pharyngitis in most cases is due to viral microorganisms however drug therapy without the detection of etiological agent leads to unnecessary use of antibiotics. On the other hand, when the etiologic agent is group A beta-hemolytic streptococci (GAS) it is important to identify the etiologic agent rapidly which will guide the treatment with appropriate antibiotics. The use of highly sensitive rapid tests will contribute significantly to early diagnosis and appropriate therapy. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Mascia Brunelli rapid antigen test for the detection of GAS in throat swab samples...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283005/-comparison-of-maldi-tof-and-16s-rrna-methods-in-identification-of-viridans-group-streptococci
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Serap Süzük Yıldız, Banu Kaşkatepe, Salih Altınok, Mustafa Çetin, Alper Karagöz, Sümeyra Savaş
Accurate identification of viridans group streptococci (VGS) frequently encountered as a causative agent of infective endocarditis is always a challenge for the clinical microbiology laboratory. Clinical microbiology laboratories generally use semi automatic/full automatic systems, molecular methods and also conventional methods for the identification of these bacteria. There are recent published studies that have used MALDI-TOF (Matrix Assisted Laser Ionization Mass Spectrometry-Time of Flight) systems in the identification of VGS...
January 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273968/aerococcus-viridans-a-rare-pathogen-causing-urinary-tract-infection
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Balvinder Mohan, Kamran Zaman, Naveen Anand, Neelam Taneja
Aerococci are Gram-positive cocci with colony morphology similar to viridans streptococci. Most often these isolates in clinical samples are misidentified and considered insignificant. However, with the use newer techniques like Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass-Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), aerococci have been recognized as significant human pathogens capable of causing a diverse spectrum of infections. Among the different species of aerococci, Aerococcus urinae is the most common agent causing Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) followed by A...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267571/rapid-typing-of-mannheimia-haemolytica-major-genotypes-1-and-2-using-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry
#10
John Dustin Loy, Michael L Clawson
Genotype 2M. haemolytica predominantly associate over genotype 1 with the lungs of cattle with respiratory disease and ICEs containing antimicrobial resistance genes. Distinct protein masses were detected by MALDI-TOF MS between genotype 1 and 2 strains. MALDI-TOF MS could rapidly differentiate genotype 2 strains in veterinary diagnostic laboratories.
March 4, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264610/corynebacterium-species-causing-breast-abscesses-among-patients-attending-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-chennai-south-india
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Indira Poojary, Ann Kurian, Jayalekshmi V A, Debora Devapriya J, Thirunarayan M A
BACKGROUND: Corynebacterium species other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae were mostly considered contaminants in the past, but there are reports of their association with wide variety of human infections lately. In this study, we look into Corynebacterium species isolated from breast abscess patients and assess their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and treatment outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pus samples from suspected breast abscess cases were examined from October 2014 to September 2015...
March 6, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257640/risk-factors-for-candida-parapsilosis-bloodstream-infection-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-case-control-study
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Carmine Garzillo, Maria Bagattini, Lidija Bogdanović, Anna Di Popolo, Vita Dora Iula, Maria Rosaria Catania, Francesco Raimondi, Maria Triassi, Raffaele Zarrilli
BACKGROUND: Candida parapsilosis is increasingly responsible for invasive candidiasis in neonates. This study investigates phenotypic and genotypic features of C. parapsilosis microbial isolates and underlying clinical conditions associated with acquisition of C. parapsilosis in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Italy. METHODS: Identification of C. parapsilosis was performed by VITEK® 2 and MALDI TOF and confirmed by analysis of internal transcribed spacer ribosomal DNA sequences...
January 19, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254687/clostridium-innocuum-is-a-significant-vancomycin-resistant-pathogen-for-extra-intestinal-clostridial-infection
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Ju-Hsin Chia, Ye Feng, Lin-Hui Su, Tsu-Lan Wu, Chyi-Liang Chen, Yi-Hua Liang, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
OBJECTIVES: Extra-intestinal clostridial infection (EICI) is rare but can be fatal. Traditional phenotypic methods can only assign many of the Clostridium species to the genus level. METHODS: A total of 376 non-repetitive Clostridium isolates from sterile sites were collected and subjected to MALDI-TOF Biotyper analysis and 16S rRNA sequencing. Antimicrobial susceptibility was determined, and clinical characteristics of the patients were assessed. C. innocuum isolates were characterized by genome sequencing and genotyping...
February 27, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240882/tolyporphin-macrocycles-from-the-cyanobacterium-tolypothrix-nodosa-selectively-bind-copper-and-silver-and-reverse-multidrug-resistance
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Michèle R Prinsep, Trevor G Appleton, Graeme R Hanson, Ian Lane, Charles D Smith, Jonathan Puddick, David P Fairlie
Tolyporphins are glycosylated macrocycles isolated from lipophilic soil extracts of the cyanobacterium, Tolypothrix nodosa, and found to potentiate the cytotoxicity of antitumor drugs like vinblastine and adriamycin. Here we find that, unlike porphyrins, tolyporphins are not able to form complexes with most metal ions. However, they do react strongly with copper(II) and silver(II), forming square-planar metal complexes with an unpaired electron in a dx(2)-y(2) orbital of the metal delocalized onto the ligating tolyporphin nitrogen atoms...
February 27, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238573/the-first-case-report-of-emphysematous-pyelonephritis-and-bacteremia-due-to-oligella-urethralis
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Hirotaka Yamaguchi, Yukihiro Yamaguchi, Yoshiro Hadano, Kenichi Hayashi, Chie Nagahara, Tetsuro Muratani, Kiyofumi Ohkusu
Oligella urethralis (O. urethralis) is an organism that rarely causes infections in humans. We report the case of a 90-year-old bedridden woman with progressive dementia who was placed in a long-term-care facility. She was admitted to our hospital due to fever and unconsciousness with pyuria. The abdominal computed tomography showed left pneumatosis and urinary stone. Fluoroquinolones-resistant O. urethralis, which was identified by the Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and the 16S rRNA gene sequencing, was isolated form the blood and urine cultures at admission...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220137/proteomic-analysis-reveals-the-positive-effect-of-exogenous-spermidine-in-tomato-seedlings-response-to-high-temperature-stress
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Qinqin Sang, Xi Shan, Yahong An, Sheng Shu, Jin Sun, Shirong Guo
Polyamines are phytohormones that regulate plant growth and development as well as the response to environmental stresses. To evaluate their functions in high-temperature stress responses, the effects of exogenous spermidine (Spd) were determined in tomato leaves using two-dimensional electrophoresis and MALDI-TOF/TOF MS. A total of 67 differentially expressed proteins were identified in response to high-temperature stress and/or exogenous Spd, which were grouped into different categories according to biological processes...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219823/proteomic-analysis-of-a-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strain-in-response-to-meropenem-stress
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Arbab Khan, Divakar Sharma, Mohammad Faheem, Deepa Bisht, Asad U Khan
OBJECTIVES: Antibiotic resistance has become a major problem in treating bacterial infections. The aim of this study was to elucidate the effects of meropenem on a blaKPC-2-harbouring multidrug-resistant clinical strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae through a proteomics approach in order to attain a deeper understanding of bacterial resistance strategies. METHODS: Analysis was performed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis of whole-cell extracts of bacteria exposed to a sublethal concentration of meropenem compared with the untreated control...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219754/identification-of-responsive-proteins-in-panonychus-citri-exposed-to-abamectin-by-a-proteomic-approach
#18
Xiao-Min Shen, Rui Zhong, Wen-Kai Xia, Dong Wei, Tian-Bo Ding, Chong-Yu Liao, Jin-Zhi Niu, Wei Dou, Jin-Jun Wang
Abamectin is a microbial-derived pesticide widely used for control of agricultural pests. However, sustained use of abamectin has led to the development of resistance in some target species. Previous studies on arthropod resistance to abamectin have mainly used traditional biochemical and molecular approaches. To understand the responses of citrus red mite, Panonychus citri, exposed to abamectin, comparative proteomic analysis was conducted using two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE). A total of 26 distinct protein spots were present in response to abamectin exposure...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207789/carbapenem-resistance-and-pathogenicity-of-bovine-acinetobacter-indicus-like-isolates
#19
Peter Klotz, Stephan Göttig, Ursula Leidner, Torsten Semmler, Sandra Scheufen, Christa Ewers
The objective of this study was to characterize blaOXA-23 harbouring Acinetobacter indicus-like strains from cattle including genomic and phylogenetic analyses, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and evaluation of pathogenicity in vitro and in vivo. Nasal and rectal swabs (n = 45) from cattle in Germany were screened for carbapenem-non-susceptible Acinetobacter spp. Thereby, two carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter spp. from the nasal cavities of two calves could be isolated. MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and 16S rDNA sequencing identified these isolates as A...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192992/protein-adsorbed-magnetic-nanoparticle-mediated-assay-for-rapid-detection-of-bacterial-antibiotic-resistance
#20
Taku A Cowger, Yaping Yang, David E Rink, Trever Todd, Hongmin Chen, Ye Shen, Yajun Yan, Jin Xie
Antibiotic susceptibility tests have been used for years as a crucial diagnostic tool against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, due to a lack of biomarkers specific to resistant types, these approaches are often time-consuming, inaccurate, and inflexible in drug selections. Here, we present a novel susceptibility test method named protein-adsorbed nanoparticle-mediated matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization mass spectrometry, or PANMS. Briefly, we adsorb five different proteins (β-casein, α-lactalbumin, human serum albumin, fibrinogen, and avidin) onto the surface of Fe3O4...
February 17, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
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