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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141066/vancomycin-infiltrate-induced-dermatitis-mimicking-bullous-cellulitis
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Sowmya Nanjappa, Matthew Snyder, John N Greene
<p>Extravasation of medications can manifest as tenderness, pain, tissue necrosis, and thrombophlebitis and lead to infection and severe long-term complications. Risk factors for leakage of medications include mechanical and pharmacologic mechanisms such as cannulation technique, vasoconstriction, and cytotoxicity. Well-known vesicants like anthracyclines, vinca alkaloids, and vasopressors are usually administered with proper caution. Often overlooked are many antimicrobial agents, which typically act via differences in osmolality and pH...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140837/disruption-of-biofilms-and-neutralization-of-bacteria-using-hypochlorous-acid-solution-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-evaluation
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Anna Day, Abdulnaser Alkhalil, Bonnie C Carney, Hilary N Hoffman, Lauren T Moffatt, Jeffrey W Shupp
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess the effectiveness of a hypochlorous acid-based wound cleanser (Vashe Wound Solution [VWS], SteadMed Medical, Fort Worth, Texas) in disrupting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms relative to other cleansers using an in vitro collagen biofilm model and to evaluate cleansers' cytotoxicity. The bioburden reduction of venous stasis wounds by VWS and another cleanser was evaluated. METHODS: Plates coated with collagen films incubated with active bacteria cultures to yield biofilm mimics were treated with VWS, 1% and 10% povidone-iodine (PI), 0...
December 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140595/modulation-of-quorum-sensing-in-a-gram-positive-pathogen-by-linear-imprinted-copolymers-with-anti-infective-properties
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Anfal Motib, Antonio Guerreiro, Firas Al-Bayati, Elena Piletska, Irfan Manzoor, Sulman Shafeeq, Anagha Kadam, Oscar Kuipers, Luisa Hiller, Todd Cowen, Sergey Piletsky, Peter Andrew, Hasan Yesilkaya
Here we describe the development, characterization and biological testing of a new type of linear molecularly imprinted polymer (LMIP) designed to act as anti-infective by blocking the quorum sensing (QS) mechanism and so preventing virulence of the pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. The LMIP is prepared (polymerized) in presence of a template molecule, but unlike in traditional molecular imprinting approaches no cross-linker is used. This results in soluble low molecular weight polymer that can act as drug agent in vitro and in vivo...
November 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140429/factors-associated-with-30-day-mortality-in-respiratory-infections-caused-by-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#4
Matthew P Cheng, Isaac I Bogoch, Karen Green, Agron Plevneshi, Wallis Rudnick, Altynay Shigayeva, Allison McGeer, Todd C Lee
We evaluated the relationship between initial antibiotic therapy and clinical outcomes in 5005 patients with microbiologically confirmed infections due to Streptococcus pneumoniae. In multivariable analysis, the receipt of "discordant" empiric antibiotic therapy was not associated with 30-day mortality (Hazard Ratio 0.94, 95% CI 0.67-1.32).
November 11, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140375/plasma-of-argon-increases-cell-attachment-and-bacterial-decontamination-on-different-implant-surfaces
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Luigi Canullo, Tullio Genova, Hom-Lay Wang, Stefano Carossa, Federico Mussano
PURPOSE: This in vitro study tested the effects of argon atmospheric pressure dielectric barrier discharge (APDBD) on different implant surfaces with regard to physical changes, bacterial decontamination, and osteoblast adhesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven hundred twenty disks with three different surface topographies-machined (MAC), titanium plasma-sprayed (TPS), and zirconia-blasted and acid-etched (ZRT)-were tested in this experiment. Bacterial adhesion tests were performed repeatedly on a simplified biofilm of Streptococcus mitis...
November 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140074/facile-and-versatile-strategy-for-construction-of-anti-inflammatory-and-antibacterial-surfaces-with-polydopamine-mediated-liposomes-releasing-dexamethasone-and-minocycline-for-potential-implants-applications
#6
Xiao Xu, Lixin Wang, Zuyuan Luo, Yaofeng Ni, Haitao Sun, Xiang Gao, Yongliang Li, Siqi Zhang, Yan Li, Shicheng Wei
Reducing early nonbacterial inflammation induced by implanted materials and infection resulting from bacterial contamination around the implant-abutment interface could greatly accelerate implant osseointegration and reduce implant failure, which would be of clinical significance. In this study, we developed a facile and versatile strategy for the construction of anti-inflammatory and antibacterial surfaces on implants, such as orthopedic/dental implants. Briefly, the surfaces of polystyrene (PS) culture plates were first coated with polydopamine and then decorated with dexamethasone plus minocycline-loaded liposomes (Dex/Mino liposomes), which was confirmed by contact angle goniometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and fluorescence microscopy...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139600/arcr-modulates-biofilm-formation-in-the-dental-plaque-colonizer-streptococcus-gordonii
#7
Jill C Robinson, Nadia Rostami, John Casement, Waldemar Vollmer, Alexander H Rickard, Nicholas S Jakubovics
Biofilm formation and cell-cell sensing by the pioneer dental plaque coloniser Streptococcus gordonii is dependent upon arginine. This study aimed to identify genetic factors linking arginine-dependent responses and biofilm formation in S. gordonii. Isogenic mutants disrupted in genes required for biosynthesis or catabolism of arginine, or for arginine-dependent gene regulation, were screened for their ability to form biofilms in a static culture model. Biofilm formation by a knockout mutant of arcR, encoding an arginine-dependent regulator of transcription, was reduced to <50% that of the wild-type whereas other strains were unaffected...
November 15, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139136/tilmicosin-and-florfenicol-loaded-hydrogenated-castor-oil-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-to-pigs-combined-antibacterial-activities-and-pharmacokinetics
#8
Z Ling, L Yonghong, L Junfeng, Z Li, L Xianqiang
The combined antibacterial effects of tilmicosin (TIL) and florfenicol (FF) against Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) (n = 2), Streptococcus suis (S. suis) (n = 2), and Haemophilus parasuis (HPS) (n = 2) were evaluated by chekerboard test and time-kill assays. The pharmacokinetics (PKs) of TIL- and FF-loaded hydrogenated castor oil (HCO)-solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN) were performed in healthy pigs. The results indicated that TIL and FF showed synergistic or additive antibacterial activities against APP, S...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137732/ultrasound-assisted-biosynthesis-of-cuo-nps-using-brown-alga-cystoseira-trinodis-characterization-photocatalytic-aop-dpph-scavenging-and-antibacterial-investigations
#9
Haidong Gu, Xiao Chen, Feng Chen, Xing Zhou, Zohreh Parsaee
This contribution reports the biosynthesis of CuO NPs via ultrasound method using the Cystoseira trinodis extracts as an eco friendly and time saving process. The characterization of cupric oxide NPs was performed using XRD, FE-SEM, EDX, TEM, AFM, photoluminescence, UV-Vis, Raman and FT-IR spectroscopy investigations. SEM images show the spherical structure with the average crystallite size 6nm to 7.8nm of CuO. XRD analysis approved the formation of pure monoclinic crystallite structures of CuO NPs. These observations were confirmed by TEM analysis...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137652/characterization-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolates-from-austrian-companion-animals-and-horses
#10
Maximilian Ginders, Michael Leschnik, Frank Künzel, Doris Kampner, Claudia Mikula, Georg Steindl, Inga Eichhorn, Andrea T Feßler, Stefan Schwarz, Joachim Spergser, Igor Loncaric
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the genetic relatedness and the antimicrobial resistance profiles of a collection of Austrian Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from companion animals and horses. A total of 12 non-repetitive isolates presumptively identified as S. pneumoniae were obtained during routinely diagnostic activities between March 2009 and January 2017. RESULTS: Isolates were confirmed as S. pneumoniae by bile solubility and optochin susceptibility testing, matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry and sequence analysis of a part recA and the 16S rRNA genes...
November 14, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135948/effect-of-a-lactobacillus-salivarius-probiotic-on-a-double-species-streptococcus-mutans-and-candida-albicans-caries-biofilm
#11
Wirginia Krzyściak, Dorota Kościelniak, Monika Papież, Palina Vyhouskaya, Katarzyna Zagórska-Świeży, Iwona Kołodziej, Beata Bystrowska, Anna Jurczak
The aim of the study was to evaluate the anti-cariogenic effects of Lactobacillus salivarius by reducing pathogenic species and biofilm mass in a double-species biofilm model. Coexistence of S. mutans with C. albicans can cause dental caries progression or recurrence of the disease in the future. Fifty-nine children with diagnosed early childhood caries (ECC) were recruited onto the study. The condition of the children's dentition was defined according to the World Health Organization guidelines. The participants were divided into children with initial enamel demineralization and children showing dentin damage...
November 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135843/abscessing-infection-by-streptococcus-mitis-mimicking-metastatic-lesions-in-a-5-year-old-girl-with-nephroblastoma-a-case-report
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Lara Imhof, Simone Schrading, Till Braunschweig, Gerhard Steinau, Jan Wilhelm Spillner, Alexander Puzik, Lisa Lassay, Udo Kontny
Streptococcus mitis is a common pathogen causing infections in oncological patients. However, cases of abscesses caused by Streptococcus mitis in oncological patients have not been reported so far. We report on 5-year-old child with nephroblastoma and pulmonary and hepatic metastases at diagnosis who went into complete remission undergoing chemotherapy and nephrectomy, and who developed new round lesions in liver and lungs under continuous chemotherapy suggestive of new metastases. Biopsy of the lesions revealed abscesses with detection of Streptococcus mitis...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135332/antibodies-to-pcpa-and-phtd-protect-mice-against-streptococcus-pneumoniae-by-a-macrophage-and-complement-dependent-mechanism
#13
Lucian Visan, Nicolas Rouleau, Emilie Proust, Loïc Peyrot, Arnaud Donadieu, Martina Ochs
Currently marketed Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) vaccines, which contain polysaccharide capsular antigens from the most common Spn serotypes, have substantially reduced pneumococcal disease rates but have limited coverage. A trivalent pneumococcal protein vaccine containing pneumococcal choline-binding protein A (PcpA), pneumococcal histidine triad protein D (PhtD), and detoxified pneumolysin is being developed to provide broader, cross-serotype protection. Antibodies against detoxified pneumolysin protect against bacterial pneumonia by neutralizing Spn-produced pneumolysin, but how anti-PhtD and anti-PcpA antibodies protect against Spn has not been established...
November 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133949/a-total-population-multigenerational-family-clustering-study-of-autoimmune-diseases-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-and-tourette-s-chronic-tic-disorders
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D Mataix-Cols, E Frans, A Pérez-Vigil, R Kuja-Halkola, C Gromark, K Isomura, L Fernández de la Cruz, E Serlachius, J F Leckman, J J Crowley, C Rück, C Almqvist, P Lichtenstein, H Larsson
The association between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's/chronic tic disorders (TD/CTD) with autoimmune diseases (ADs) is uncertain. In this nationwide study, we sought to clarify the patterns of comorbidity and familial clustering of a broad range of ADs in individuals with OCD, individuals with TD/CTD and their biological relatives. From a birth cohort of 7 465 455 individuals born in Sweden between 1940 and 2007, we identified 30 082 OCD and 7279 TD/CTD cases in the National Patient Register and followed them up to 31 December 2013...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133252/l-rhamnose-binding-lectins-rbls-in-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-characterization-and-expression-profiling-in-mucosal-tissues
#15
Dongdong Zhang, Benjamin H Beck, Haitham Mohammed, Honggang Zhao, Wilawan Thongda, Zhi Ye, Qifan Zeng, Craig Shoemaker, S Adam Fuller, Eric Peatman
Rhamnose-binding lectins (RBLs) are crucial elements associated with innate immune responses to infections and have been characterized from a variety of teleost fishes. Given the importance of RBL in teleost fishes, we sought to study the diversity and expression profiles of RBLs in an important cultured fish, Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) following experimental infection with Streptococcus agalactiae, a major cause of streptococcosis in farmed tilapia. In this study, four predicted RBL genes were identified from Nile tilapia and were designated as OnRBL3a, OnRBL3b, OnRBL3c, and OnRBL3d...
November 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132435/vasculotide-reduces-pulmonary-hyperpermeability-in-experimental-pneumococcal-pneumonia
#16
Birgitt Gutbier, Xiaohui Jiang, Kristina Dietert, Carolin Ehrler, Jasmin Lienau, Paul Van Slyke, Harold Kim, Van C Hoang, Jason T Maynes, Daniel J Dumont, Achim D Gruber, Norbert Weissmann, Timothy J Mitchell, Norbert Suttorp, Martin Witzenrath
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Despite effective antimicrobial therapy, CAP can induce pulmonary endothelial hyperpermeability resulting in life-threatening lung failure due to an exaggerated host-pathogen interaction. Treatment of acute lung injury is mainly supportive because key elements of inflammation-induced barrier disruption remain undetermined. Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1)-mediated Tie2 activation reduces, and the Ang-1 antagonist Ang-2 increases, inflammation and endothelial permeability in sepsis...
November 13, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132302/immunomodulatory-role-for-membrane-vesicles-released-by-thp-1-macrophages-and-respiratory-pathogens-during-macrophage-infection
#17
Charlotte Volgers, Birke J Benedikter, Gert E Grauls, Paul H M Savelkoul, Frank R M Stassen
BACKGROUND: During infection, inflammation is partially driven by the release of mediators which facilitate intercellular communication. Amongst these mediators are small membrane vesicles (MVs) that can be released by both host cells and Gram-negative and -positive bacteria. Bacterial membrane vesicles are known to exert immuno-modulatory and -stimulatory actions. Moreover, it has been proposed that host cell-derived vesicles, released during infection, also have immunostimulatory properties...
November 13, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131910/resistant-infantile-bacterial-conjunctivitis-in-egypt-a-microbiology-study
#18
Aiman Abdeltawwab Hashish, Molham Abdelhafez Elbakary, Waleed Abdelhady Allam
PURPOSE: To study the microbiological aspects of infantile bacterial conjunctivitis resistant to empirical topical antibiotic therapy in Egypt. METHODS: Ninety-two eyes of 86 infants with bacterial conjunctivitis were included in this prospective study. They all failed to show evidence of clinical improvement after 2 weeks of empirical topical antibiotic therapy. Conjunctival swabs were obtained from all patients for bacterial culture and antibiotic sensitivity testing...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131612/functional-characterization-of-epitheaflagallin-3-o-gallate-generated-in-laccase-treated-green-tea-extracts-in-the-presence-of-gallic-acid
#19
Nobuya Itoh, Junji Kurokawa, Yasuhiro Isogai, Masaru Ogasawara, Takayuki Matsunaga, Tutomu Okubo, Yuji Katsube
Epitheaflagallin (ETFG) and epitheaflagallin 3-O-gallate (ETFGg) are minor polyphenols in black tea extract that are enzymatically synthesized from epigallocatechin (EGC) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), respectively, in green tea extract via laccase oxidation in the presence of gallic acid. The constituents of laccase-treated green tea extract in the presence of gallic acid are thus quite different from those of non-laccase-treated green tea extract: EGC and EGCg are present in lower concentrations, and ETFG and ETFGg are present in higher concentrations...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130748/evaluation-of-two-matrices-for-long-term-ambient-storage-of-bacterial-dna
#20
Karen M Miernyk, Carolynn K DeByle, Karen M Rudolph
BACKGROUND: Culture-independent molecular analyses allow researchers to identify diverse microorganisms. This approach requires microbiological DNA repositories. The standard for DNA storage is liquid nitrogen or ultralow freezers. These use large amounts of space, are costly to operate, and could fail. Room temperature DNA storage is a viable alternative. In this study, we investigated storage of bacterial DNA using two ambient storage matrices, Biomatrica DNAstable(®) Plus and GenTegra(®) DNA...
November 13, 2017: Biopreservation and Biobanking
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