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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443249/francisella-tularensis-susceptibility-to-antibiotics-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-data-obtained-in-vitro-and-in-animal-models
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Yvan Caspar, Max Maurin
The antibiotic classes that are recommended for tularaemia treatment are the aminoglycosides, the fluoroquinolones and the tetracyclines. However, cure rates vary between 60 and 100% depending on the antibiotic used, the time to appropriate antibiotic therapy setup and its duration, and the presence of complications, such as lymph node suppuration. Thus, antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) of F. tularensis strains remains of primary importance for detection of the emergence of antibiotic resistances to first-line drugs, and to test new therapeutic alternatives...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440619/collagen-membranes-with-ribonuclease-inhibitors-for-long-term-stability-of-electrochemical-aptamer-based-sensors-employing-rna
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Mirelis Santos-Cancel, Ryan J White
Electrochemical aptamer-based (E-AB) sensors offer advantageous analytical detection abilities on account of their rapid response time (sec to min), specificity to a target, and selectivity to function in complex media. Ribonucleic acid (RNA) aptamers employed in this class of sensor offer favorable binding characteristics resulting from the ability of RNA to form stable tertiary folds aided by long-range intermolecular interactions. As a result, RNA aptamers can fold into more complex three-dimensional structures than their DNA counterparts, and consequently, exhibit better binding ability to target analytes...
April 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437230/high-diversity-of-antimicrobial-resistance-genes-class-1-integrons-and-genotypes-of-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-in-beef-carcasses
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Chih-Ming Chen, Se-Chin Ke, Chia-Ru Li, Ying-Chen Wu, Ter-Hsin Chen, Chih-Ho Lai, Xin-Xia Wu, Lii-Tzu Wu
Multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli can contaminate food meat during processing and cause human infection. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of the antimicrobial resistance were conducted for 45 multidrug-resistant E. coli isolates from 208 samples of beef carcasses. The mechanisms of resistance were evaluated using polymerase chain reaction and sequencing methods, and the clonal relationship among isolates was evaluated using multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE)...
February 23, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437228/first-case-of-ndm-1-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-annaba-university-hospital-algeria
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Amel Abderrahim, Nassima Djahmi, Charlotte Pujol, Sabina Nedjai, Mohamed Cherif Bentakouk, Djamila Kirane-Gacemi, Mazouz Dekhil, Albert Sotto, Jean-Philippe Lavigne, Alix Pantel
AIM: The aim of this study was to characterize two carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates recovered from urine samples in a patient hospitalized at Annaba University hospital (Algeria) in 2014. RESULTS: Two K. pneumoniae isolates were studied because they proved resistant to almost all antibiotics tested with a high level resistance to ertapenem (minimum inhibitory concentration = 32 mg/L). The results of modified Hodge test and combined disk test (ROSCO Diagnostica, Taastrup, Denmark) were positive...
February 22, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436019/antibiotic-therapy-for-pelvic-inflammatory-disease
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REVIEW
Ricardo F Savaris, Daniele G Fuhrich, Rui V Duarte, Sebastian Franik, Jonathan Ross
BACKGROUND: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection that affects 4% to 12% of young women, and is one of the most common causes of morbidity in this age group. The main intervention for acute PID is the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics which cover Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and anaerobic bacteria, administered intravenously, intramuscularly, or orally. In this review, we assessed the optimal treatment regimen for PID. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of antibiotic regimens used to treat pelvic inflammatory disease...
April 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434695/the-influence-of-a-failed-irrigation-and-debridement-on-the-outcomes-of-a-subsequent-2-stage-revision-knee-arthroplasty
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Scott R Nodzo, Keely K Boyle, Allina A Nocon, Michael W Henry, David J Mayman, Geoffrey H Westrich
BACKGROUND: Previous work has suggested a failed irrigation and debridement (I&D) before a 2-stage exchange negatively impacts the outcome of the subsequent 2-stage revision. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of 132 patients who underwent a 2-stage exchange without prior I&D (2-Stage), and 45 patients had a failed I&D before their 2-stage exchange (I&D+2Stage) between April 2009 and April 2015. Charts were reviewed for patient demographics, presenting inflammatory laboratory values, type of antibiotic spacer used, surgical details, microbiology data, length of postoperative antibiotic treatment, and reoperation...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432296/aminoglycosides-but-not-ptc124-ataluren-rescue-nonsense-mutations-in-the-leptin-receptor-and-in-luciferase-reporter-genes
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Florian Bolze, Sabine Mocek, Anika Zimmermann, Martin Klingenspor
In rare cases, monogenetic obesity is caused by nonsense mutations in genes regulating energy balance. A key factor herein is the leptin receptor. Here, we focus on leptin receptor nonsense variants causing obesity, namely the human W31X, murine Y333X and rat Y763X mutations, and explored their susceptibilities to aminoglycoside and PTC124 mediated translational read-through in vitro. In a luciferase based assay, all mutations - when analysed within the mouse receptor - were prone to aminoglycoside mediated nonsense suppression with the highest susceptibility for W31X, followed by Y763X and Y333X...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431897/failure-renal-aetiology-in-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-the-role-of-antibiotics
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Miguel Ángel Goenaga Sánchez, Xabier Kortajarena Urkola, Emilio Bouza Santiago, Patricia Muñoz García, Eduardo Verde Moreno, M Carmen Fariñas Álvarez, Ramón Teira Cobo, Juan Manuel Pericás Pulido, Arístides de Alarcón González, Dolores Sousa Regueiro, Josefa Ruiz Morales, Regino José Rodríguez-Álvarez, Isabel Antorrena Miranda, José Antonio Iribarren Loyarte
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The possible renal toxicity of certain antibiotics (AB) is well known. The objective of our work is to know the possible effect of AB treatments in the development of renal failure (RF) in patients with infective endocarditis (IE). MATERIAL AND METHOD: Collection from a national multi-centre registry of collection on renal function, both prior and its impairment, if any, during the treatment of IE and in relation to possible causative factors, including the use of AB...
April 18, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429679/mycobacterium-avium-complex-disease
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Charles L Daley
Despite the ubiqitous nature of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) organisms in the environment, relatively few of those who are infected develop disease. Thus, some degree of susceptibility due to either underlying lung disease or immunosuppression is required. The frequency of pulmonary MAC disease is increasing in many areas, and the exact reasons are unknown. Isolation of MAC from a respiratory specimen does not necessarily mean that treatment is required, as the decision to treatment requires the synthesis of clinical, radiographic, and microbiologic information as well as a weighing of the risks and benefits for the individual patient...
April 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426231/the-prevalence-of-integrons-as-the-carrier-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-natural-and-man-made-environments
#10
Liping Ma, An-Dong Li, Xiao-Le Yin, Tong Zhang
Class 1 integrase intI1 has been considered as a good proxy for anthropogenic pollution because of being linked to genes conferring resistance to antibiotics. The gene cassettes of class 1 integrons could carry diverse antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and conduct horizontal gene transfer among microorganisms. The present study applied high-throughput sequencing technique combined with an intI1 database and genome assembly to quantify the abundance of intI1 in 64 environmental samples from 8 ecosystems, and to investigate the diverse arrangements of ARG-carrying gene cassettes (ACGCs) carried by class 1 integrons...
April 20, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421643/empiric-antibiotic-regimens-for-neonatal-sepsis-in-australian-and-new-zealand-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Jeremy P Carr, David P Burgner, Rohan S Hardikar, Jim P Buttery
AIM: Neonatal sepsis remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality, and requires prompt empiric treatment. However, only a minority of babies who receive antibiotics for suspected sepsis have an infection. Antimicrobial exposure in infancy has important short- and long-term consequences. There is no consensus regarding empirical antimicrobial regimens. METHODS: The study included a survey of empiric antimicrobial regimens in all tertiary neonatal intensive care units in Australia and New Zealand in 2013-2014...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418308/chromosomal-16s-ribosomal-rna-methyltransferase-rmte1-in-escherichia-coli-sequence-type-448
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Bin Li, Marissa P Pacey, Yohei Doi
We identified rmtE1, an uncommon 16S ribosomal methyltransferase gene, in an aminoglycoside- and cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli sequence type 448 clinical strain co-harboring blaCMY-2. Long-read sequencing revealed insertion of a 101,257-bp fragment carrying both resistance genes to the chromosome. Our findings underscore E. coli sequence type 448 as a potential high-risk multidrug-resistant clone.
May 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416110/structural-basis-for-kinase-mediated-macrolide-antibiotic-resistance
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Desiree H Fong, David L Burk, Jonathan Blanchet, Amy Y Yan, Albert M Berghuis
The macrolides are a class of antibiotic, characterized by a large macrocyclic lactone ring that can be inactivated by macrolide phosphotransferase enzymes. We present structures for MPH(2')-I and MPH(2')-II in the apo state, and in complex with GTP analogs and six different macrolides. These represent the first structures from the two main classes of macrolide phosphotransferases. The structures show that the enzymes are related to the aminoglycoside phosphotransferases, but are distinguished from them by the presence of a large interdomain linker that contributes to an expanded antibiotic binding pocket...
April 1, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413497/antibiotic-de-escalation-principle-in-elderly-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-complicated-with-severe-pneumonia
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Baohong Xiao, Mei Wang, Xiaoling Hu, Jinfeng Li, Fangfang Wang, Jiaxing Sun
The present study investigated the clinical effect of antibiotic de-escalation therapy in elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) complicated with severe pneumonia. According to the parity method of hospitalization number, 86 cases were selected and divided into the observation and control group with 43 cases each. Based on empirical antibiotic application, levofloxacin and cephalosporin antibiotics were used in the control group. After treatment for 3 days, the regimen was adjusted to antibiotics active against Gram-positive (G+) and Gram-negative (G-) bacteria such as the third or fourth generation cephalosporin antibiotics, combined with aminoglycoside, or macrolide antibiotics according to their effects...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412357/crystal-structure-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-n-acetyltransferase-pa4534
#15
Sungwook Shin, Jungwoo Choe
The GCN5-related N-acetyltransferase (GNAT) superfamily includes a large and diverse group of enzymes that catalyzes the transfer of an acetyl group from acetyl coenzyme A (Ac-CoA) to the amine group of a substrate. Substrates include protein N-terminus, lysine of histone tails, and other small molecules such as aminoglycoside, serotonin, and glucose-6-phosphate. GNAT superfamily of proteins is involved in many physiologically important reactions in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. However, functions of many GNATs remain unknown and PA4534 is one of those uncharacterized GNAT proteins from Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
April 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409910/pathogenicity-of-two-coq7-mutations-and-responses-to-2-4-dihydroxybenzoate-bypass-treatment
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Ying Wang, Christopher Smith, Jillian S Parboosingh, Aneal Khan, Micheil Innes, Siegfried Hekimi
Primary ubiquinone (co-enzyme Q) deficiency results in a wide range of clinical features due to mitochondrial dysfunction. Here, we analyse and characterize two mutations in the ubiquinone biosynthetic gene COQ7. One mutation from the only previously identified patient (V141E), and one (L111P) from a 6-year-old girl who presents with spasticity and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. We used patient fibroblast cell lines and a heterologous expression system to show that both mutations lead to loss of protein stability and decreased levels of ubiquinone that correlate with the severity of mitochondrial dysfunction...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409454/dual-reporter-systems-for-the-analysis-of-translational-readthrough-in-mammals
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Julia Hofhuis, Severin Dieterle, Rosemol George, Fabian Schueren, Sven Thoms
Translational readthrough, the decoding of stop codons as sense codons, leads to C-terminal extension of proteins which may lead to the formation of protein isoforms with distinct properties from the original protein. Two proteins have recently been identified that are targeted to the peroxisome via hidden peroxisomal targeting signals in their readthrough extensions. This noninduced basal translational readthrough can be distinguished from pharmacological induction of readthrough by aminoglycosides or other small molecules, which can be used for the treatment of diseases caused by premature stop (termination) codons (PTCs)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406168/staphylococcus-sciuri-bacteriophages-double-convert-for-staphylokinase-and-phospholipase-mediate-interspecies-plasmid-transduction-and-package-meca-gene
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M Zeman, I Mašlaňová, A Indráková, M Šiborová, K Mikulášek, K Bendíčková, P Plevka, V Vrbovská, Z Zdráhal, J Doškař, R Pantůček
Staphylococcus sciuri is a bacterial pathogen associated with infections in animals and humans, and represents a reservoir for the mecA gene encoding methicillin-resistance in staphylococci. No S. sciuri siphophages were known. Here the identification and characterization of two temperate S. sciuri phages from the Siphoviridae family designated ϕ575 and ϕ879 are presented. The phages have icosahedral heads and flexible noncontractile tails that end with a tail spike. The genomes of the phages are 42,160 and 41,448 bp long and encode 58 and 55 ORFs, respectively, arranged in functional modules...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405399/strain-identification-and-quorum-sensing-inhibition-characterization-of-marine-derived-rhizobium-sp-nao1
#19
Hong Chang, Jin Zhou, Xiaoshan Zhu, Shenchen Yu, Lu Chen, Hui Jin, Zhonghua Cai
A novel strategy for combating pathogens is through the ongoing development and use of anti-quorum sensing (QS) treatments such as therapeutic bacteria or their anti-QS substances. Relatively little is known about the bacteria that inhabit the open ocean and of their potential anti-pathogenic attributes; thus, in an initiative to identify these types of therapeutic bacteria, planktonic microbes from the North Atlantic Ocean were collected, isolated, cultured and screened for anti-QS activity. Screening analysis identified one such strain, Rhizobium sp...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400212/susceptibility-to-18-drugs-and-multidrug-resistance-of-arcobacter-isolates-from-different-sources-within-the-czech-republic
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David Šilha, Marcela Pejchalová, Lucie Šilhová
OBJECTIVES: Arcobacter spp. are considered to be potential foodborne pathogens, and consumption of contaminated food containing these bacteria could endanger human and animal health. Arcobacter butzleri and Arcobacter cryaerophilus are the species most frequently isolated from food of animal origin and from other samples. The aim of this study was to evaluate the susceptibility of arcobacters isolated in the Czech Republic. No information about antibiotic susceptibility and multidrug resistance of arcobacters isolated in the Czech Republic is available in the literature before now...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
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