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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149625/the-effects-of-pre-and-post-slaughter-spray-application-with-organic-acids-on-microbial-population-reductions-on-beef-carcasses
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Hoa Van Ba, Hyun-Woo Seo, Seong Pil-Nam, Yoon-Seok Kim, Beom Young Park, Sung-Sil Moon, Se-Ju Kang, Yong-Min Choi, Jin-Hyoung Kim
As an attempt to control bacterial cross-contamination of beef carcasses, in the present investigation acetic acid and lactic acid (3% v/v) were used for bacterial decontamination. For the decontamination, cows were sprayed with each above acid at two different stages; (i) on live animal's hides, (ii) on carcass surfaces immediately after slaughter. Microbiological samples were taken on different hide areas of animals before spraying and on carcass surfaces at 24h after spraying. Meat quality traits were also analyzed on the sprayed animals...
November 6, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145056/environmental-life-cycle-assessment-of-marine-sediment-decontamination-by-citric-acid-enhanced-microwave-heating
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Pietro P Falciglia, Carlo Ingrao, Guido De Guidi, Alfio Catalfo, Guglielmo Finocchiaro, Marcello Farina, Maria Liali, Giuseppe Lorenzano, Gaetano Valastro, Federico G A Vagliasindi
The potential ability of microwave heating (MWH) for the remediation of marine sediments affected by severe hydrocarbon (HC) contamination was investigated. Decontamination effectiveness and environmental sustainability through a comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) were addressed. Main results revealed that the application of a 650-W MWH treatment resulted in a rapid (15min) HC removal. A citric acid (CA) dose of 0.1M led to enhanced-HC removals of 76.9, 96.5 and 99.7% after 5, 10 and 15min of MW irradiation, respectively...
November 13, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143704/identification-of-clostridium-difficile-reservoirs-in-the-patient-environment-and-efficacy-of-aerial-hydrogen-peroxide-decontamination
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Samuel Yui, Shanom Ali, Monika Muzslay, Annette Jeanes, A Peter R Wilson
OBJECTIVE To identify, using a novel enhanced method of recovery, environmental sites where spores of Clostridium difficile persist despite cleaning and hydrogen peroxide aerial decontamination. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Tertiary referral center teaching hospital. METHODS In total, 16 sites representing high-frequency contact or difficult-to-clean surfaces in a single-isolation room or bed area in patient bed bays were sampled before and after terminal or hydrogen peroxide disinfection using a sponge swab...
November 16, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142874/evaluation-of-antimicrobial-activity-and-efficacy-of-herbal-oils-and-extracts-in-disinfection-of-gutta-percha-cones-before-obturation
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Chetana S Makade, Pratima R Shenoi, Elakshi Morey, Ameya V Paralikar
Objectives: Literature has shown that micro-organisms contaminate gutta percha (GP) during storage and manipulation. Till date herbal extracts are not explored as an alternative medicament for pre-operative chairside disinfection of GP cones. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity and efficacy of lemon grass oil (LG), basil oil (BO), and obicure tea extract (OT) in disinfecting GP cones before obturation. Materials and Methods: Agar diffusion method was used to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of LG, BO, OT, and sodium hypochlorite (control) against common contaminants, namely, Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans...
November 2017: Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141102/statistically-optimized-ceftriaxone-sodium-biotransformation-through-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-strain-cef6-an-unusual-insight-for-bioremediation
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Ahmed Anan, Khaled M Ghanem, Amira M Embaby, Ahmed Hussein, Moustafa Y El-Naggar
The present study underlines a unique promising approach toward efficient biotransformation of ceftriaxone sodium (Ceftx), a highly frequent prescribed cephalosporin antibiotic, by a newly bacterium namely Achromobacter xylosoxidans strain Cef6 isolated from Ceftx contaminated raw materials in pharmaceutical industries. A three step sequential statistical-mathematical approach (Plackett-Burman design [PBD], Central Composite Design [CCD], and ridge-canonical analyses) was anticipated to optimize the biotransformation process...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
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/29135348/development-of-a-surgical-infection-surveillance-program-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia-lessons-learned-from-two-surveillance-strategies
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Jared A Forrester, Luca Koritsanszky, Benjamin D Parsons, Menbere Hailu, Demisew Amenu, Seifu Alemu, Fekadu Jiru, Thomas G Weiser
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a leading cause of post-operative morbidity and mortality. We developed Clean Cut, a surgical infection prevention program, with two goals: (1) Increase adherence to evidence-based peri-operative infection prevention standards and (2) establish sustainable surgical infection surveillance. Here we describe our infection surveillance strategy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clean Cut was piloted and evaluated at a 523 bed tertiary hospital in Ethiopia...
November 14, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135239/advances-in-sulfidation-of-zerovalent-iron-for-water-decontamination
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Jinxiang Li, Xueying Zhang, Yuankui Sun, Liping Liang, Bing-Cai Pan, Weiming Zhang, Xiaohong Guan
Sulfidation has gained increasing interest in recent years for improving the sequestration of contaminants by zerovalent iron (ZVI). In view of the bright prospects of the sulfidated ZVI (S-ZVI), this review comprehensively summarized the latest developments in sulfidation of ZVI, particularly that of nanoscale ZVI (S-nZVI). The milestones in development of S-ZVI technology including its background, enlightenment, synthesis, characterization, water remediation and treatment, etc., are summarized. Under most circumstances, sulfidation can enhance the sequestration of various organic compounds and metal(loid)s by ZVI to various extents...
November 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135229/effects-of-nh4-k-and-mg2-and-ca2-on-the-cesium-adsorption-desorption-in-binding-sites-of-vermiculitized-biotite
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Xiangbiao Yin, Xinpeng Wang, Hao Wu, Hideharu Takahashi, Yusuke Inaba, Toshihiko Ohnuki, Kenji Takeshita
The reversibility of cesium adsorption in contaminated soil is largely dependent on its interaction with micaceous minerals, which may be greatly influenced by various cations. Herein, we systematically investigated the effects of NH4+, K+, Mg2+, and Ca2+ on the adsorption/desorption of Cs+ into different binding sites of vermiculitized biotite (VB). Original VB was initially saturated by NH4+, K+, or Mg2+; we then evaluated the adsorption of Cs+ on three treated VBs, and the desorption by extraction with NH4+, K+, Mg2+, or Ca2+ was further evaluated...
November 14, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134590/application-of-a-virucidal-agent-to-avoid-overestimation-of-phage-kill-during-phage-decontamination-assays-on-ready-to-eat-meats
#10
Andrew Chibeu, S Balamurugan
We describe a method for assessing the effectiveness of tea extract based virucide (TeaF) application to remove phage LISTEX™ P100 not bound to Listeria monocytogenes from stomached rinses prior to direct plating and bacterial enumeration, where the phage is being used as a decontaminant to reduce L. monocytogenes levels on ready-to-eat meat.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134523/effect-of-water-constituents-on-the-degradation-of-sulfaclozine-in-the-three-systems-uv-tio2-uv-k2s2o8-and-uv-tio2-k2s2o8
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Liliane Ismail, Corinne Ferronato, Ludovic Fine, Farouk Jaber, Jean-Marc Chovelon
Bicarbonate, phosphate, chloride ions, and humic substances are among the constituents most widely present in natural waters. These non-target constituents can greatly affect the efficiency of advanced oxidation processes used for water decontamination due to their capacity to interfere with the adsorption of the target compounds on the surface of TiO2, absorb photons, scavenge hydroxyl radicals (·OH), and generate photochemical reactive intermediates. In this work, the effect of these constituents on the degradation of sulfaclozine (SCL) was monitored in three different AOPs systems: UV/TiO2, UV/K2S2O8, and UV/TiO2/K2S2O8...
November 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132781/optimisation-of-surfactant-decontamination-and-pre-treatment-of-waste-chicken-feathers-by-using-response-surface-methodology
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Tamrat Tesfaye, Bruce Sithole, Deresh Ramjugernath, Luyanda Ndlela
Commercially processed, untreated chicken feathers are biologically hazardous due to the presence of blood-borne pathogens. Prior to valorisation, it is crucial that they are decontaminated to remove the microbial contamination. The present study focuses on evaluating the best technologies to decontaminate and pre-treat chicken feathers in order to make them suitable for valorisation. Waste chicken feathers were washed with three surfactants (sodium dodecyl sulphate) dimethyl dioctadecyl ammonium chloride, and polyoxyethylene (40) stearate) using statistically designed experiments...
November 10, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132123/a-comparative-study-of-electro-dewatering-process-performance-for-activated-and-digested-wastewater-sludge
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Akrama Mahmoud, Andrew F A Hoadley, Morgane Citeau, Jean Michel Sorbet, Gelade Olivier, Jean Vaxelaire, Jérémy Olivier
Electro-dewatering (EDW) is an alternative emerging and energy-efficient technology that provides improved liquid/solids separations in the dewatering of wastewater sludge. The EDW technology is not only an innovative dewatering method for significantly reducing the volume of wastewater sludge before re-utilization or disposal, but is also a promising emerging method which may potentially be used for decontamination purposes. In this study, the influence of the sludge properties (e.g. electrical conductivity, zeta potential, specific cake resistance, among others) on their mechanical and electrical behaviour in terms of dewaterability and electro-dewaterability, the applied current (current density from 20 to 80 A/m(2)), and filter cloth position relative to the electrode was investigated...
November 10, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128639/degradation-of-pesticides-with-rsdl-%C3%A2-reactive-skin-decontamination-lotion-kit-lotion-lc-ms-investigation
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Messele Fentabil, Mulu Gebremedhin, J Garfield Purdon, Laura Cochrane, Virginia Streusand Goldman
This study examined the degradation of organophosphate (OP) and carbamate pesticides using RSDL(®) (Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion Kit) lotion. Degradation occurs from a nucleophilic substitution (SN) reaction between an ingredient in the RSDL lotion, potassium 2,3-butanedione monoximate (KBDO), with susceptible sites in the pesticides. Evaluation at several molar ratios of KBDO:test articles using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) techniques was performed. The OP test articles, parathion, paraoxon, parathion-methyl, paraoxon-methyl and chlorpyrifos were effectively degraded at molar ratios of four and above in less than 6minutes contact time...
November 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128241/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-scabies-by-general-practitioners-a-survey-of-practices-in-france
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A R Schmidt-Guerre, B Aranda-Hulin, M Maumy-Bertrand, F Aubin
BACKGROUND: Although there is evidence suggesting an epidemiologic increase of scabies in France, few studies have assessed medical practice in terms of diagnosis and treatment. OBJECTIVES: To describe the management of scabies by general practitioners (GPs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was addressed to the 524 GPs of the Doubs department in France regarding the management of cases of scabies diagnosed between January and June 2015...
November 8, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127834/comparison-of-chlordecone-and-ndl-pcb-decontamination-dynamics-in-growing-male-kids-after-cessation-of-oral-exposure-is-there-a-potential-to-decrease-the-body-levels-of-these-pollutants-by-dietary-supplementation-of-activated-carbon-or-paraffin-oil
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Marie-Laure Lastel, Agnès Fournier, Stefan Jurjanz, Jean-Pierre Thomé, Célia Joaquim-Justo, Harry Archimède, Maurice Mahieu, Cyril Feidt, Guido Rychen
Sixteen weaned male Alpine kids (Capra hircus) were subjected to a 21-day oral daily exposure of 0.05 mg kg(-1) BW. d(-1) of chlordecone (CLD) and 0.30 μg kg(-1) BW. d(-1) of each non-dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (NDL-PCBs, congeners 28, 52, 101, 138, 153 and 180). Four kids, identified as the CONTA group, were slaughtered at the end of the exposure, while the remaining animals (n = 12) were fed with specific diets for an additional 21-day decontamination period before slaughtering. Kids from the DECONTA (n = 4) group were fed a control diet, while those from the AC10% and PO8% group received pellets supplemented with 10% activated carbon (AC) and 8% paraffin oil (PO), respectively...
October 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126814/a-daily-topical-decontamination-regimen-reduces-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-haematology-patients
#17
C Samuelson, H Kaur, E I Kritsotakis, S D Goode, A Nield, D Partridge
OBJECTIVES: To assess impact of a topical decontamination regimen on rates of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) in intensively-treated haematology patients. METHODS: A historically-controlled cohort study was used to evaluate the effect of applying chlorhexidine or Octenisan® body washes and nasal Prontoderm® ointment for 5 days around the time of Hickman line insertion on the incidence of CRBSI and infection-free catheter time. Lines inserted during a 24 month period prior to implementation of the decolonisation regimen were compared with those inserted during a 12 month period after the intervention was applied...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123147/enzymatic-degradation-of-organophosphorus-insecticides-decreases-toxicity-in-planarians-and-enhances-survival
#18
Laetitia Poirier, Lucile Brun, Pauline Jacquet, Catherine Lepolard, Nicholas Armstrong, Cédric Torre, David Daudé, Eric Ghigo, Eric Chabrière
Organophosphorus insecticides (OPs) are toxic compounds used for agricultural purposes and responsible for severe types of contamination worldwide. OPs may also induce chronic deleterious effects and developmental disruption. Finding remediation strategies is a major concern to diminish their impact on environment and human health. Enzymes have emerged as a promising eco-friendly route for decontaminating OPs. The enzyme SsoPox from the archaea Sulfolobus solfataricus has been particularly studied, considering both its tremendous stability and phosphotriesterase activity...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119936/recent-patents-on-light-based-anti-infective-approaches
#19
Imran Ahmed, Yanyan Fang, Min Lu, Quan Yan, Ahmed Mohamed Kamel El-Hussein, Michael R Hamblin, Tianhong Dai
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious health threats to modern medicine. The lack of potent antibiotics puts us at a disadvantage in the fight against infectious diseases, especially those caused by antibiotic-resistant microbial strains. To this end, an urgent need to search for alternative antimicrobial approaches has arisen. In the last decade, light-based therapy has made significant strides in this fight to combat antibiotic resistance among various microbial strains...
November 7, 2017: Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119563/impact-of-infrared-treatment-on-quality-and-fungal-decontamination-of-mung-bean-vigna-radiata-l-inoculated-with-aspergillus-spp
#20
Maninder Meenu, Paramita Guha, Sunita Mishra
BACKGROUND: Mung bean is a rich source of protein, carbohydrates and fiber content. It also exhibits a high level of antioxidant activity due to the presence of phenolic compounds. Aspergillus flavus and Aspergillus niger are the two major fungal strains associated with stored mung bean that lead to post-harvest losses of grains and also cause serious health risks to human beings. So there is a need to explore an economical decontamination method that can be used without affecting the biochemical parameters of grains...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
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