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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346714/discrepant-serological-assays-for-pneumococcus-in-renal-transplant-recipients
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Jay A Fishman, David N Iklé, Robert A Wilkinson
Vaccine immunoprotection for Streptococcus pneumoniae is mediated by opsonizing antibodies targeting serotype-specific capsular polysaccharides. Quantitative antibody levels (ELISA) and antibody-mediated opsonophagcytic assays (OPA) measure vaccine-induced protection; correlation of these assays in transplantation requires investigation. This study examines the laboratory assessment of antibody titers in vaccinated renal recipients. Streptococcus pneumoniae 19A is common in immunocompromised hosts and is represented in protein-conjugate vaccines (PCV) and polysaccharide vaccines (PSV)...
March 27, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346512/bacterial-and-viral-pathogen-spectra-of-acute-respiratory-infections-in-under-5-children-in-hospital-settings-in-dhaka-city
#2
Golam Sarower Bhuyan, Mohammad Amir Hossain, Suprovath Kumar Sarker, Asifuzzaman Rahat, Md Tarikul Islam, Tanjina Noor Haque, Noorjahan Begum, Syeda Kashfi Qadri, A K M Muraduzzaman, Nafisa Nawal Islam, Mohammad Sazzadul Islam, Nusrat Sultana, Manjur Hossain Khan Jony, Farhana Khanam, Golam Mowla, Abdul Matin, Firoza Begum, Tahmina Shirin, Dilruba Ahmed, Narayan Saha, Firdausi Qadri, Kaiissar Mannoor
The study aimed to examine for the first time the spectra of viral and bacterial pathogens along with the antibiotic susceptibility of the isolated bacteria in under-5 children with acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in hospital settings of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nasal swabs were collected from 200 under-five children hospitalized with clinical signs of ARIs. Nasal swabs from 30 asymptomatic children were also collected. Screening of viral pathogens targeted ten respiratory viruses using RT-qPCR. Bacterial pathogens were identified by bacteriological culture methods and antimicrobial susceptibility of the isolates was determined following CLSI guidelines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344976/a-metataxonomic-approach-could-be-considered-for-cattle-clinical-mastitis-diagnostics
#3
Joanne W H Oultram, Erika K Ganda, Sarah C Boulding, Rodrigo C Bicalho, Georgios Oikonomou
Mastitis is one of the most costly diseases affecting the dairy industry, and identification of the causative microorganism(s) is essential. Here, we report the use of next-generation sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA genes for clinical mastitis diagnosis. We used 65 paired milk samples, collected from the mastitic and a contralateral healthy quarter of mastitic dairy cattle to evaluate the technique as a potential alternative to bacterial culture or targeted PCR. One large commercial dairy farm was used, with one trained veterinarian collecting the milk samples...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344783/retrospective-report-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-observed-in-bacterial-pathogens-isolated-from-ocular-samples-at-mount-sinai-hospital-2010-to-2015
#4
Marko Oydanich, Tanis C Dingle, Camille L Hamula, Claudia Ghisa, Penny Asbell
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as a major threat to global public health. Thus, the surveillance of changes in antimicrobial resistance in local and global settings is a paramount necessity. While many studies have tracked antimicrobial resistance, only a small percentage surveyed ocular isolates. The purpose of this study was to report the in vitro susceptibility of bacterial pathogens isolated from ocular samples in New York, NY from 2010 to 2015. METHODS: A retrospective review of ocular isolates was conducted...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344574/health-associated-niche-inhabitants-as-oral-probiotics-the-case-of-streptococcus-dentisani
#5
Arantxa López-López, Anny Camelo-Castillo, María D Ferrer, Áurea Simon-Soro, Alex Mira
Oral diseases, including dental caries and periodontitis, are among the most prevalent diseases worldwide and develop as a consequence of a microbial dysbiosis. Several bacterial strains are being tested as potential oral health-promoting organisms, but usually they are species isolated from niches other than the site where they must exert its probiotic action, typically from fecal samples. We hypothesize that oral inhabitants associated to health conditions will be more effective than traditional, gut-associated probiotic species in key aspects such as colonization of the oral site where disease takes place or the possession of oral health promoting functions, as well as more practical issues like safety and toxicity, and establishing proper doses for administration...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344408/potential-antibacterial-activity-of-some-saudi-arabia-honey
#6
Ahmed G Hegazi, Faiz M Al Guthami, Ahmed F M Al Gethami, Fyrouz M Abd Allah, Ashraf A Saleh, Ehab A Fouad
AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the potential antibacterial activity of some Saudi Arabia honey against selected bacterial strains of medical importance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 10 Saudi Arabia honey used to evaluate their antimicrobial activity against some antibiotic-resistant pathogenic bacterial strains. The bacterial strains were Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
February 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344116/asymptomatic-group-a-streptococcal-throat-carriage-in-royal-marines-recruits-and-young-officers
#7
M Pearson, J L Fallowfield, T Davey, N Thorpe, A Allsopp, A Shaw, D Wilson, S Sriskandan, L Lamb
AIMS: A prospective observational study was conducted in Royal Marines (RM) recruits to investigate throat carriage of group A Streptococcus (GAS) and incidence of soft tissue infections. METHODS: 1012 RM recruits were followed through a 32-week training programme, with throat swabs being obtained in weeks 1, 6, 15, and 32. Alongside a separate cohort of 46 RM Young Officers (YO) undergoing training were sampled in parallel. RESULTS: Carriage of group A Streptococcus was detected in only 5/1012 (0...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342711/epidemiological-profile-and-vaccination-coverage-in-splenectomy-patients-in-a-health-area-of-murcia-1993-2012
#8
Yolanda Molina-Salas, Francisco José Romera-Guirado, Jaime Jesús Pérez-Martín, María Nieves Peregrín-González, David Góngora-Soria
OBJECTIVE: Splenectomy patients have a high risk of suffering severe infections, many of them preventable by vaccination. The aim of the study was to analyse the clinical epidemiological characteristics and vaccine coverage of these patients in Health Area III of the Region of Murcia. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was conducted on a population of patients that were splenectomised during the period 1993-2012, according to the Register of the Basic Minimum Data Set...
March 22, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342608/production-of-reuterin-in-a-fermented-milk-product-by-lactobacillus-reuteri-inhibition-of-pathogens-spoilage-microorganisms-and-lactic-acid-bacteria
#9
Y Ortiz-Rivera, R Sánchez-Vega, N Gutiérrez-Méndez, J León-Félix, C Acosta-Muñiz, D R Sepulveda
We assessed the antimicrobial activity of reuterin produced in vitro in glycerol aqueous solutions in situ by Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC 53608 as part of a fermented milk product against starter (Lactobacillus delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus), spoilage (Penicillium expansum), pathogenic (Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica ssp. enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes), and pathogen surrogate (Escherichia coli DH5α) microorganisms. We also assayed the influence of cold storage (28 d at 4°C) and reuterin on the color and rheology of the fermented milk product...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342288/the-role-of-acute-and-chronic-respiratory-colonization-and-infections-in-the-pathogenesis-of-copd
#10
REVIEW
Janice M Leung, Pei Yee Tiew, Micheál Mac Aogáin, Kurtis F Budden, Valerie Fei Lee Yong, Sangeeta S Thomas, Kevin Pethe, Philip M Hansbro, Sanjay H Chotirmall
COPD is a major global concern, increasingly so in the context of ageing populations. The role of infections in disease pathogenesis and progression is known to be important, yet the mechanisms involved remain to be fully elucidated. While COPD pathogens such as Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Streptococcus pneumoniae are strongly associated with acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), the clinical relevance of these pathogens in stable COPD patients remains unclear. Immune responses in stable and colonized COPD patients are comparable to those detected in AECOPD, supporting a role for chronic colonization in COPD pathogenesis through perpetuation of deleterious immune responses...
March 25, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342271/more-bark-than-bite-comparative-studies-are-needed-to-determine-the-importance-of-canine-zoonoses-in-aboriginal-communities-a-critical-review-of-published-research
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REVIEW
F Smout, L Schrieber, R Speare, L F Skerratt
The objective of this review was to identify and critique over forty years of peer-reviewed literature concerned with the transmission of canine zoonoses to Aboriginal people and determine the zoonotic organisms documented in dogs in Australian Aboriginal communities. A systematic literature search of public health, medical and veterinary databases identified 19 articles suitable for critical appraisal. Thirteen articles documented the occurrence of recognized zoonotic organisms in dogs in Aboriginal communities, including Toxocara canis, Dirofilaria immitis, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Rickettsia felis, Sarcoptes scabiei and Giardia...
March 25, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342006/potential-synergistic-effects-of-a-mixture-of-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-mta-cement-and-bacillus-subtilis-in-dental-caries-treatment
#12
Shunya Oka
Bacillus subtilis is nonpathogenic in humans and produces a number of useful substances and, therefore, this bacterium is used in probiotic therapy. There have been trials of B. subtilis for patients with periodontitis, but not for patients with caries. Similarly, mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) cement has been widely used for endodontic treatment, but there are few reports of its use for caries. Therefore, examinations were performed regarding the benefits of addition of B. subtilis to MTA cement for treatment of dental caries...
March 24, 2017: Odontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341746/leveraging-sequence-based-faecal-microbial-community-survey-data-to-identify-a-composite-biomarker-for-colorectal-cancer
#13
Manasi S Shah, Todd Z DeSantis, Thomas Weinmaier, Paul J McMurdie, Julia L Cope, Adam Altrichter, Jose-Miguel Yamal, Emily B Hollister
OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-associated mortality in the USA. The faecal microbiome may provide non-invasive biomarkers of CRC and indicate transition in the adenoma-carcinoma sequence. Re-analysing raw sequence and metadata from several studies uniformly, we sought to identify a composite and generalisable microbial marker for CRC. DESIGN: Raw 16S rRNA gene sequence data sets from nine studies were processed with two pipelines, (1) QIIME closed reference (QIIME-CR) or (2) a strain-specific method herein termed SS-UP (Strain Select, UPARSE bioinformatics pipeline)...
March 24, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341674/interbacterial-adhesion-networks-within-the-early-oral-biofilm-of-individual-human-hosts
#14
Robert J Palmer, Nehal Shah, Alex Valm, Bruce Paster, Floyd Dewhirst, Taichi Inui, John O Cisar
Specific interbacterial adhesion, termed coaggregation, is well established for three early colonizers of the plaque biofilm: streptococci, actinomyces, and veillonellae. However, little is known about interactions of other early colonizers, and about the extent of interactions within the bacterial community from a single host. To address these gaps, subject-specific culture collections from two individuals were established using an intra-oral biofilm retrieval device. Molecular taxonomy (Human Oral Microbe Identification Microarray: HOMIM) of biofilm samples corroborated integrity and completeness of the collections...
March 24, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341517/enhancement-of-bactericidal-activity-against-group-b-streptococci-with-reduced-penicillin-susceptibility-by-uptake-of-gentamicin-into-cells-resulting-from-combination-with-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics
#15
Yoshifumi Ebara, Miyuki Morozumi, Mamiko Sato, Nobuko Moritoki, Meiwa Toyofuku, Misako Takata, Mitsuru Murata, Kimiko Ubukata, Satoshi Iwata
Combined effects of penicillin (PEN) and gentamicin (GM) against Streptococcus agalactiae, i.e. group B streptococci (GBS), are known to occur, but synergy has not been examined in strains with reduced PEN susceptibility, usually called PEN-resistant GBS (PRGBS). We therefore studied combined effects of β-lactam antibiotics and GM in cultures of 3 PRGBS strains belonging to serotype Ia or III that were isolated from Japanese adults with invasive infections. Killing kinetics were determined at 2-h intervals from 0 to 6 h after exposure to ampicillin (AMP) or cefotaxime (CTX) combined with GM...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341456/two-distinct-cxc-chemokine-receptors-cxcr3-and-cxcr4-from-the-big-belly-seahorse-hippocampus-abdominalis-molecular-perspectives-and-immune-defensive-role-upon-pathogenic-stress
#16
Thanthrige Thiunuwan Priyathilaka, Minyoung Oh, S D N K Bathige, Mahanama De Zoysa, Jehee Lee
CXC chemokine receptor 3 (CXCR3) and 4 (CXCR4) are members of the seven transmembrane G protein coupled receptor family, involved in pivotal physiological functions. In this study, seahorse CXCR3 and CXCR4 (designated as HaCXCR3 and HaCXCR4) cDNA sequences were identified from the transcriptome library and subsequently molecularly characterized. HaCXCR3 and HaCXCR4 encoded 363 and 373 amino acid long polypeptides, respectively. The HaCXCR3 and HaCXCR4 deduced proteins have typical structural features of chemokine receptors, including seven transmembrane domains and a G protein coupled receptors family 1 profile with characteristic DRY motifs...
March 21, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341101/crucial-residue-trp158-of-lipoprotein-piaa-stabilizes-the-ferrichrome-piaa-complex-in-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#17
Liang Zhang, Nan Li, Kun Cao, Xiao-Yan Yang, Guandi Zeng, Xuesong Sun, Qing-Yu He
The pathogenic Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) has evolved a special mechanism such as pneumococcal iron acquisition ATP binding cassette (PiaABC) to take up siderophore-iron from its host. The cell-surface lipoprotein PiaA, a key component of PiaABC, is the primary receptor to bind ferrichrome (Fc). To study the structure-function relationship of PiaA, three conservative amino-acid residues, Trp63, Trp158 and Phe255, in the hydrophobic barrel of the metal binding site of PiaA, were individually and collectively mutated to alanine; and the resulted single-point mutants, W63A, W158A and F255A, and triple mutant W63A/W158A/F255A were characterized by using biochemical and biophysical methods...
February 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341052/factors-associated-with-intramammary-infection-in-dairy-cows-caused-by-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-staphylococcus-aureus-streptococcus-uberis-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-corynebacterium-bovis-or-escherichia-coli
#18
S Taponen, E Liski, A-M Heikkilä, S Pyörälä
The aim of this study was to determine risk factors for bovine intramammary infection (IMI) associated with the most common bacterial species in Finland. Large databases of the Finnish milk-recording system and results of microbiological analyses of mastitic milk samples from Valio Ltd. (Helsinki, Finland) were analyzed. The study group comprised 29,969 cows with IMI from 4,173 dairy herds. A cow with a quarter milk sample in which DNA of target species was detected in the PathoProof Mastitis PCR Assay (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Waltham, MA) was determined to have IMI...
January 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341023/molecular-characterization-of-invasive-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-subsp-equisimilis-multicenter-study-argentina-2011-2012
#19
Fernando Traverso, Alejandra Blanco, Pilar Villalón, Noelia Beratz, Juan Antonio Sáez Nieto, Horacio Lopardo
Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis (SDSE) has virulence factors similar to those of Streptococcus pyogenes. Therefore, it causes pharyngitis and severe infections indistinguishable from those caused by the classic pathogen. The objectives of this study were: to know the prevalence of SDSE invasive infections in Argentina, to study the genetic diversity, to determine the presence of virulence genes, to study antibiotic susceptibility and to detect antibiotic resistance genes. Conventional methods of identification were used...
October 2016: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339597/compositional-differences-in-multi-species-biofilms-formed-on-various-orthodontic-adhesives
#20
Jung-Sub An, Kyungsun Kim, Soha Cho, Bum-Soon Lim, Sug-Joon Ahn
Objectives: To investigate the aspects of multi-species biofilm formation on various orthodontic adhesives with different surface characteristics. Methods: Multi-species biofilms using 13 bacterial species were grown on the surfaces of composite, compomer, and resin-modified glass-ionomer cement (RMGI). The changes in Streptococcus mutans (Sm), Streptococcus sobrinus (Ss), Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg), Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa), and total bacteria were determined at day 1 (T1) and day 4 (T2) using real-time polymerase chain reaction...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
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