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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728044/atomic-force-microscopy-study-of-morphological-modifications-induced-by-different-decontamination-treatments-on-escherichia-coli
#1
Florina Lucica Zorila, Cristina Ionescu, Liviu Stefan Craciun, Bogdan Zorila
In this paper we used atomic force microscopy (AFM) to investigate the surface morphology of Escherichia coli, after being subjected to decontamination treatments, at sub-MICs levels (minimal inhibitory concentrations), with different disinfectants used in hospitals, pharmaceutical, food industry and even in our home, as an essential means to prevent the spreading of microorganisms. This article focuses on different morphological modifications adopted by E. coli cells as responses to the different modes of action of these substances...
July 14, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724453/decrease-in-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-colonization-after-extensive-renovation-of-a-unit-dedicated-to-the-treatment-of-hematologic-malignancies-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#2
Clyde D Ford, Michaela A Gazdik Stofer, Jana Coombs, Bert K Lopansri, Brandon J Webb, Gabriela Motyckova, Finn Bo Petersen
OBJECTIVE While a direct relation between hospital construction and concomitant infection rates has been clearly established, few data are available regarding the environmental decontamination effects of renovation in which surfaces are replaced and regarding subsequent infection incidence. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) molecular strain typing and environmental cultures. SETTING A regional referral center for acute leukemia and hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation...
July 20, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724312/in-vitro-skin-decontamination-of-paraoxon-wet-type-cleansing-effect-of-selected-detergents
#3
Ruzena Pavlikova, Jan Misik, Jiri Cabal, Jan Marek, Kamil Kuca
The aim of this study was to determine optimal conditions for in vitro skin decontamination using water and detergents as decontamination agents and to test the cleansing efficiency of selected detergents. Experiments were performed using a peristaltic pump for showering of pig skin in modified static diffision cells. Several conditions were tested including different flow rates (from 5 to 33 ml.s(-1)), quantity of rinsing fluid (from 40 to 400 ml), and concentration of detergents (2; 5; 10%). Further, several types of detergents/commercial decontamination agents were evaluated under the selected conditions to find the most effective means of decontamination...
July 20, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719924/erratum-decontamination-of-mikania-glomerata-leaves-by-gamma-irradiation-coumarin-determination-by-hplc-dad-microbiological-control-and-genotoxicological-studies
#4
Marcos Martins Gouvêa, Samara Cristina Ferreira-Machado, Thalita Martins da Silva, Julien Silva Lima, Cláudio Sérgio Corrêa Lau, Luciana Maria Ramires Esper, Samanta Cardozo Mourão, Elizabeth Valverde Macedo, Helio de Carvalho Vital, Edson Ramos Andrade, Annibal Duarte Pereira Netto, Flávia Ferreira de Carvalho Marques, Carlos Augusto de Freitas Peregrino
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July 18, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719745/highly-efficient-water-decontamination-by-using-sub-10-nm-feooh-confined-within-millimeter-sized-mesoporous-polystyrene-beads
#5
Xiaolin Zhang, Cheng Cheng, Jieshu Qian, Zhenda Lu, Siyuan Pan, Bing-Cai Pan
Millimeter-sized polymer-based FeOOH nanoparticles (NPs) provide a promising option to overcome the bottlenecks of direct use of NPs in scaled-up water purification, and decreasing the NP size below 10 nm is expected to improve the decontamination efficiency of the polymeric nanocomposites due to the size and surface effect. However, it is still challenging to control the dwelled FeOOH NP sizes to sub-10 nm, mainly due to the wide pore size distribution of the currently available polymeric hosts. Herein, we synthesized mesoporous polystyrene beads (MesoPS) via flash freezing to assemble FeOOH NPs...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718012/implant-decontamination-with-phosphoric-acid-during-surgical-peri-implantitis-treatment-a-rct
#6
Diederik F M Hentenaar, Yvonne C M De Waal, Hans Strooker, Henny J A Meijer, Arie-Jan Van Winkelhoff, Gerry M Raghoebar
BACKGROUND: Peri-implantitis is known as an infectious disease that affects the peri-implant soft and hard tissue. Today, scientific literature provides very little evidence for an effective intervention protocol for treatment of peri-implantitis. The aim of the present randomized controlled trial is to evaluate the microbiological and clinical effectiveness of phosphoric acid as a decontaminating agent of the implant surface during surgical peri-implantitis treatment. METHODS: Peri-implantitis lesions were treated with resective surgical treatment aimed at peri-implant granulation tissue removal, bone recontouring, and pocket elimination...
December 2017: International Journal of Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716671/universal-decontamination-of-hospital-surfaces-in-an-occupied-inpatient-room-with-a-continuous-405-nm-light-source
#7
Sarah E Bache, Michelle Maclean, George Gettinby, John G Anderson, Scott J MacGregor, Ian Taggart
BACKGROUND: Previous work has shown that a ceiling-mounted, 405 nm high-intensity narrow-spectrum light environmental decontamination system (HINS-light EDS) reduces bacterial contamination of environmental surfaces in a burns unit by between 27% and 75%. Examination of the efficacy of the light over extended exposure times and its probable mode of action was performed. AIMS: Studies were designed to ascertain the correlation between bacterial kill achieved on sampled surface sites around the Burns Unit and both irradiance levels of the 405 nm light, and exposure time...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715781/effects-of-blue-or-violet-light-on-the-inactivation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-by-riboflavin-5-phosphate-photolysis
#8
Tak-Wah Wong, Chien-Wei Cheng, Zong-Jhe Hsieh, Ji-Yuan Liang
The light sensitive compound riboflavin-5'-phosphate (or flavin mononucleotide, FMN) generates reactive oxygen species (ROS) upon photo-irradiation. FMN is required by all flavoproteins because it is a cofactor of biological blue-light receptors. The photochemical effects of FMN after irradiation by blue or violet light on the inactivation of Staphylococcus aureus strains, including a methicillin-resistant strain (MRSA), were investigated in this study. Upon blue- or violet-light photo-treatment, FMN was shown to inactivate S...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715737/static-and-continuous-flow-through-pulsed-light-technology-for-pesticide-abatement-in-water
#9
Ana Beatriz Baranda, Amaia Lasagabaster, Iñigo Martínez de Marañón
Perspectives concerning pulsed light (PL) technology as a novel water decontamination treatment are overviewed in this work. Degradation of atrazine, malathion, chlorpyriphos-methyl and bromopropylate in aqueous solutions at different concentrations was performed employing static and continuous flow-through PL units. Results for both PL systems were compared in terms of efficacy of pesticides degradation and derived photoproducts formed. The pesticides degradation increased with the applied total fluence for both PL systems...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710729/performance-of-an-integrated-system-combining-microalgae-and-vertical-flow-constructed-wetlands-for-urban-wastewater-treatment
#10
Elizandro Oliveira Silveira, Daiane Moura, Alexandre Rieger, Ênio Leandro Machado, Carlos Alexandre Lutterbeck
The present study investigated the performance of an integrated system, combining the sequential use of microalgae (MA) and vertical flow constructed wetland (VFCW) for the treatment of wastewaters produced at a university campus. Ecotoxicity and phytotoxicity assays were performed using respectively Daphnia magna and Lactuca sativa, whereas the genotoxicity of the wastewaters was assessed by using D. magna and Allium cepa. The results revealed that the major environmental impacts of the studied wastewaters are associated with the high eutrophication potential, due to high N-NH3 (68...
July 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709491/band-pattern-analysis-of-mutations-in-rifampicin-resistance-strain-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-line-probe-assay-in-patients-from-delhi-india
#11
Himanshu Vashistha, M Hanif, K K Chopra, Ashwani Khanna, Divya Shrivastava
BACKGROUND: The GenoType MTBDRplus, a commercial Line Probe Assay (LPA) kit from Hain Lifescience, Germany, is endorsed by India's RNTCP Program for diagnosis of DRTB cases among smear-positive sputum samples. Although the LPA has been studied in several laboratories, there is a wide variation in existing M. tuberculosis strains across the globe, and false results can occur due to the presence of unique genetic mutations in different settings. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: An attempt was made to carry out band pattern analysis using LPA and also to observe uncommon mutations in MDR strains...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709043/improvement-effects-of-cytokinin-on-edta-assisted-phytoremediation-and-the-associated-environmental-risks
#12
Jie Luo, Limei Cai, Shihua Qi, Jian Wu, X W Sophie Gu
Soil samples containing excess Cd (0.82 mg kg(-1)), Pb (92.7 mg kg(-1)) and Cu (72.7 mg kg(-1)) relative to their corresponding safe thresholds (0.3, 80 and 50 mg kg(-1), respectively) from a notorious e-waste disposing and recycling place in southern China were phytoremediated with EDTA addition to evaluate the promotion effects of cytokinin on the remediation efficiency of Eucalyptus globulus. Biomass production of the plant, evapotranspiration amount of the soil, metals accumulation in plant organs and the volume of leachate under various treatments were compared...
July 8, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704692/heavy-metal-pollution-due-to-coal-washery-effluent-and-its-decontamination-using-a-macrofungus-pleurotus-ostreatus
#13
Huma Vaseem, V K Singh, M P Singh
Release of the effluent generated during washing of coal became a major problem for coal industries due to presence of many toxic metals and other pollutants. These effluents are the main source of pollution in rivers and other water bodies. Therefore in this study, we tried to analyse the toxicity of coal washery effluent (CWE) collected from one of the washery plant situated in Dhanbad, India. CWE was found to be very toxic containing large amount of suspended particles and many heavy metals above than their permissible limits...
July 10, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702037/transcriptomic-response-of-purple-willow-salix-purpurea-to-arsenic-stress
#14
Aymeric Yanitch, Nicholas J B Brereton, Emmanuel Gonzalez, Michel Labrecque, Simon Joly, Frederic E Pitre
Arsenic (As) is a toxic element for plants and one of the most common anthropogenic pollutants found at contaminated sites. Despite its severe effects on plant metabolism, several species can accumulate substantial amounts of arsenic and endure the associated stress. However, the genetic mechanisms involved in arsenic tolerance remains obscure in many model plant species used for land decontamination (phytoremediation), including willows. The present study assesses the potential of Salix purpurea cv. 'Fish Creek' for arsenic phytoextraction and reveals the genetic responses behind arsenic tolerance, phytoextraction and metabolism...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701019/decontamination-of-mikania-glomerata-leaves-by-gamma-irradiation-coumarin-determination-by-hplc-dad-microbiological-control-and-genotoxicological-studies
#15
Marcos Martins Gouvêa, Samara Cristina Ferreira-Machado, Thalita Martins da Silva, Julien Silva Lima Lima, Cláudio Sérgio Corrêa Lau, Luciana Maria Ramires Esper, Samanta Cardozo Mourão, Elizabeth Valverde Macedo, Helio de Carvalho Vital, Edson Ramos Andrade, Annibal Duarte Pereira Netto, Flávia Ferreira de Carvalho Marques, Carlos Augusto de Freitas Peregrino
Gamma irradiation as a decontaminating physical agent could be an important tool in the production chain of herbal medicines by improving the microbiological quality of raw materials and the safety of final products. This study was undertaken to investigate the genotoxic potential and eventual chemical modifications of a batch of Mikania glomerata raw material decontaminated by different doses of gamma irradiation (2.0, 3.5, and 5.0 kGy), using a cesium-137 source. DNA damage was assessed in vitro by agarose gel electrophoresis in regard to double-chain breaks of plasmid pUC 9...
July 12, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688845/assessing-the-phytoremediation-potential-of-crop-and-grass-plants-for-atrazine-spiked-soils
#16
Virtudes Sánchez, Francisco Javier López-Bellido, Pablo Cañizares, Luis Rodríguez
Pollution of soil and groundwater by atrazine has become an increasing environmental concern in the last decade. A phytoremediation test using plastic pots was conducted in order to assess the ability of several crops and grasses to remove atrazine from a soil of low permeability spiked with this herbicide. Four plant species were assessed for their ability to degrade or accumulate atrazine from soils: two grasses, i.e., ryegrass (Lolium perenne) and tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea), and two crops, i.e., barley (Hordeum vulgare) and maize (Zea mays)...
July 4, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687877/a-simple-and-sensitive-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopic-discriminative-detection-of-organophosphorous-nerve-agents
#17
Jianfeng Wu, Yingjie Zhu, Jing Gao, Jia Chen, Jianlin Feng, Lei Guo, Jianwei Xie
Organophosphorous nerve agents (NAs) pose a great threat to nations and people because of their acute and extreme toxicities. The rapid detection of NAs has attracted growing interest in the first emergency response field. In this work, we demonstrate a simple and sensitive surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopic (SERS) method for NAs detection, and G- and V-agents discrimination. The results show that VX (V-agents) can be directly detected at a 20 ng mL(-1) level with pinhole shell-isolated gold nanoparticles (pinSHINs) as the substrate...
July 7, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685188/evaluation-of-mycotube-a-modified-version-of-lowenstein-jensen-lj-medium-for-efficient-recovery-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-mtb
#18
R Nambiar, S Chatellier, N Bereksi, A van Belkum, N Singh, B Barua, A Shetty, C Rodrigues
Timely diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), is only achieved for ~58% cases. An improved, accurate, time- and cost-effective method for bacteriological confirmation of MTB is necessary. We evaluated Mycotube, a new variant of Lowenstein-Jensen (LJ) culture medium, by comparing it with Mycobacterium Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) 960 (gold standard), local LJ, and bioMérieux LJ-T in terms of isolation rate and time-to-growth. Pulmonary and extra-pulmonary samples from treatment-naïve suspects (n = 207) were decontaminated by the N-acetyl-L-cysteine-sodium hydroxide method and used to inoculate the four media...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682791/individual-external-dose-monitoring-of-all-citizens-of-date-city-by-passive-dosimeter-5-to-51-months-after-the-fukushima-npp-accident-series-ii-prediction-of-lifetime-additional-effective-dose-and-evaluating-the-effect-of-decontamination-on-individual-dose
#19
Makoto Miyazaki, Ryugo Hayano
In the first paper of this series, we showed that the ratio c of individual dose to ambient dose did not change with time in Date City, Fukushima Prefecture, after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. The purpose of the present paper, the second in a series, is to estimate the lifetime doses of the Date City residents, based on continuous glass badge monitoring data, extrapolated by means of the ambient-dose-rate reduction function obtained from the airborne monitoring data. As a result, we found that the external exposure contribution to the mean additional lifetime dose of residents living in Date City is not expected to exceed 18 mSv...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682361/molecular-studies-of-cs-adsorption-sites-in-inorganic-layered-materials-the-influence-of-solution-concentration
#20
Kiminori Sato, Michael Hunger
Radioactive Cs released into a soil environment migrates along with groundwater in a manner dependent on Cs concentration. Data on the variation of Cs adsorption as a function of solution concentration are an essential prerequisite to successful decontamination work in Fukushima. To aid the ongoing decontamination work, the adsorption of Cs in aqueous solution across a wide Cs(+) molarity range is studied for the case of saponite clay as adsorbent, an inorganic layered material that is an abundant mineral in the soil environment...
July 6, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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