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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197768/expression-of-an-acid-urease-with-urethanase-activity-in-e-coli-and-analysis-of-urease-gene
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Xiaofeng Liu, Qian Zhang, Nandi Zhou, Yaping Tian
Urea in alcoholic beverage is a precursor of ethyl carbamate (EC), which is carcinogenic. Enzymatic elimination of urea has attracted much research interest. Acid urease with good tolerance toward ethanol and acid is ideal enzyme for such applications. In the present work, the structural genes of urease from Providencia rettgeri JN-B815, ureABC were efficiently expressed in E. coli BL21(DE3) in an active form (apourease) exhibiting both urease and urethanase (hydrolyze EC) activities. The specific activities of the purified apourease were comparatively low, which were 2...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154560/detection-of-sgi1-pgi1-elements-and-resistance-to-extended-spectrum-cephalosporins-in-proteae-of-animal-origin-in-france
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Eliette Schultz, Axel Cloeckaert, Benoît Doublet, Jean-Yves Madec, Marisa Haenni
Proteae, and especially Proteus mirabilis, are often the cause of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in humans. They were reported as carriers of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) genes, and recently of carbapenemases, mostly carried by the Salmonella genomic island 1 (SGI1) and Proteus genomic island 1 (PGI1). Proteae have also lately become an increasing cause of UTIs in companion animals, but antimicrobial susceptibility data in animals are still scarce. Here, we report the characterization of 468 clinical epidemiologically unrelated Proteae strains from animals collected between 2013 and 2015 in France...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128639/evaluation-of-three-bacterial-identification-systems-for-species-identification-of-bacteria-isolated-from-bovine-mastitis-and-bulk-tank-milk-samples
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Emily Savage, Shubhada Chothe, Valerie Lintner, Traci Pierre, Tammy Matthews, Subhashinie Kariyawasam, Dawn Miller, Deepanker Tewari, Bhushan Jayarao
A study was conducted to evaluate Sensititre(®) Automated Reading and Incubation System 2x System (ARIS), API(®) (API), and Bruker MALDI-TOF MS (MALDI) bacterial species identification systems using 132 diverse bacterial isolates from bovine milk samples and bulk tank milk received at the Penn State Animal Diagnostic Laboratory. The results were compared with 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis, which served as the reference method for species identification. The ARIS, API, and MALDI identified 0%, 40%, and 33...
January 27, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112086/outbreak-of-carbapenem-resistant-providencia-rettgeri-in-a-tertiary-hospital
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V S Tshisevhe, M R Lekalakala, N Tshuma, S Janse van Rensburg, N Mbelle
The emergence of resistance to multiple antimicrobial agents in pathogenic bacteria is a significant public health threat, as there are limited effective antimicrobial agents for infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. Several MDR bacteria are now frequently detected. Carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae is often plasmid mediated, necessitating stringent infection control practices. Wedescribe an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Providencia rettgeri involving 4 patients admitted to intensive care and high-care units at a tertiary hospital...
December 21, 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104669/sex-specific-outcomes-with-addition-of-defibrillation-to-resynchronisation-therapy-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Rudolf Duehmke, Serge Boveda, Eloi Marijon, Christian Reitan, Rasmus Borgquist, Didier Klug, Pascal Defaye, Nicolas Sadoul, Jean-Claude Deharo, Iannish Sadien, Kiran Patel, Khang-Li Looi, David Begley, Anthony W Chow, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Sharad Agarwal
OBJECTIVE: Among primary prevention patients with heart failure receiving cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT), the impact of additional implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) treatment on outcomes and its interaction with sex remains uncertain. We aim to assess whether the addition of the ICD functionality to CRT devices offers a more pronounced survival benefit in men compared with women, as previous research has suggested. METHODS: Observational multicentre cohort study of 5307 consecutive patients with ischaemic or non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathy and no history of sustained ventricular arrhythmias having CRT implantation with (cardiac resynchronisation therapy defibrillator (CRT-D), n=4037) or without (cardiac resynchronisation therapy pacemaker (CRT-P), n=1270) defibrillator functionality...
January 19, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104655/first-complete-providencia-rettgeri-genome-sequence-the-ndm-1-producing-clinical-strain-rb151
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R Alejandro Marquez-Ortiz, Leanne Haggerty, Eby M Sim, Carolina Duarte, Betsy E Castro-Cardozo, Mauricio Beltran, Sandra Saavedra, Natasha Vanegas, Javier Escobar-Perez, Nicola K Petty
Providencia rettgeri is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen of clinical significance due to its association with urinary tract infections and multidrug resistance. Here, we report the first complete genome sequence of P. rettgeri The genome of strain RB151 consists of a 4.8-Mbp chromosome and a 108-kbp blaNDM-1-positive plasmid.
January 19, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099780/the-genetic-architecture-of-defense-as-resistance-to-and-tolerance-of-bacterial-infection-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Virginia M Howick, Brian P Lazzaro
Defense against pathogenic infection can take two forms: resistance and tolerance. Resistance is the ability of the host to limit a pathogen burden, whereas tolerance is the ability to limit the negative consequences of infection at a given level of infection intensity. Evolutionarily, a tolerance strategy that is independent of resistance could allow the host to avoid mounting a costly immune response and, theoretically, to avoid a coevolutionary arms race between pathogen virulence and host resistance. Biomedically, understanding the mechanisms of tolerance and how they relate to resistance could potentially yield treatment strategies that focus on health improvement instead of pathogen elimination...
January 18, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065266/production-of-recombinant-rhomboid-proteases
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E Arutyunova, R Panigrahi, K Strisovsky, M J Lemieux
Rhomboid proteases are intramembrane enzymes that hydrolyze peptide bonds of transmembrane proteins in the lipid bilayer. They play a variety of roles in key biological events and are linked to several disease states. Over the last decade a great deal of structural and functional knowledge has been generated on this fascinating class of proteases. Both structural and kinetic analyses require milligram amounts of protein, which may be challenging for membrane proteins such as rhomboids. Here, we present a detailed protocol for optimization of expression and purification of three rhomboid proteases from Escherichia coli (ecGlpG), Haemophilus influenzae (hiGlpG), and Providencia stuartii (AarA)...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061888/antibacterial-activities-of-the-methanol-extract-fractions-and-compounds-from-elaeophorbia-drupifera-thonn-stapf-euphorbiaceae
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Igor K Voukeng, Blaise K Nganou, Louis P Sandjo, Ilhami Celik, Veronique P Beng, Pierre Tane, Victor Kuete
BACKGROUND: Elaeophorbia drupifera (Thonn.) Stapf. (Euphorbiaceae) is used in Cameroonian folk medicine to treat several ailments including bacterial-related diseases such as skin infections. In this study, the methanol extract from the leaves (EDL), fractions (EDLa-d), sub-fractions EDLc1-7 and EDLc31-35 as well as isolated compounds were tested for their antimicrobial activities against a panel of Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria including multidrug resistant (MDR) phenotypes...
January 7, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031276/patients-upgraded-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-due-to-pacing-induced-cardiomyopathy-are-at-low-risk-of-life-threatening-ventricular-arrhythmias-a-long-term-cause-of-death-analysis
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Sergio Barra, Rudolf Duehmke, Rui Providencia, Eloi Marijon, Serge Boveda, Munmohan Virdee, Patrick Heck, Simon Fynn, David Begley, Andrew Grace, Sharad Agarwal
AIMS: Upgrade to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) should be offered to patients who have developed pacing-induced cardiomyopathy with conventional right ventricular pacing. The extent to which these patients would also benefit from defibrillator back-up at the time of CRT upgrade is, however, unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: Retrospective observational cohort study of 199 patients with pacing-induced cardiomyopathy and no history of sustained ventricular arrhythmia, including 104 upgraded to CRT-Pacemaker (CRT-P) and 95 upgraded to CRT-Defibrillator (CRT-D)...
December 28, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984803/identification-of-new-bacteria-harboring-qnrs-and-aac-6-ib-cr-and-mutations-possibly-involved-in-fluoroquinolone-resistance-in-raw-sewage-and-activated-sludge-samples-from-a-full-scale-wwtp
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Magna C Paiva, Mariana P Reis, Patrícia S Costa, Marcela F Dias, Lucas Bleicher, Larissa L S Scholte, Regina M D Nardi, Andréa M A Nascimento
Wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) harbor bacteria and antimicrobial resistance genes, favoring gene exchange events and resistance dissemination. Here, a culture-based and metagenomic survey of qnrA, qnrB, qnrS, and aac(6')-Ib genes from raw sewage (RS) and activated sludge (AS) of a full-scale municipal WWTP was performed. A total of 96 bacterial isolates were recovered from nalidixic acid-enrichment cultures. Bacteria harboring the aac(6')-Ib gene predominated in RS, whereas qnrS-positive isolates were specific to AS...
November 27, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942243/prevalence-seasonal-variation-and-antibiotic-resistance-pattern-of-enteric-bacterial-pathogens-among-hospitalized-diarrheic-children-in-suburban-regions-of-central-kenya
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Mohammad Shah, Cyrus Kathiiko, Akihiro Wada, Erick Odoyo, Martin Bundi, Gabriel Miringu, Sora Guyo, Mohamed Karama, Yoshio Ichinose
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of enteric pathogens has not been well studied in Kenya because of wide disparities in health status across the country. Therefore, the present study describes the prevalence of enteropathogenic bacteria, their seasonal variation, and antibiotic resistance profiles among hospitalized diarrheic children in a suburban region of central Kenya. METHODS: Fecal samples were collected between July 2009 and December 2013 from a total of 1410 children younger than 5 years, hospitalized with acute diarrhea in Kiambu County Hospital, Kenya...
2016: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939024/partial-versus-complete-removal-of-the-infected-mesh-after-abdominal-wall-hernia-repair
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José Bueno-Lledó, Antonio Torregrosa-Gallud, Omar Carreño-Saénz, Providencia García-Pastor, Fernando Carbonell-Tatay, Santiago Bonafé-Diana, José Iserte-Hernández
BACKGROUND: To compare the results with complete mesh removal (CMR) versus partial mesh removal (PMR) in the treatment of mesh infection after abdominal wall hernia repair (AWHR). METHODS: Retrospective review of all patients who underwent surgery for mesh infection between January 2004 and May 2014 at a tertiary center. RESULTS: Of 3470 cases of AWHR, we reported 66 cases (1.9%) of mesh infection, and 48 repairs (72.7%) required mesh explantation...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895127/the-pathogenic-potential-of-proteus-mirabilis-is-enhanced-by-other-uropathogens-during-polymicrobial-urinary-tract-infection
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Chelsie E Armbruster, Sara N Smith, Alexandra O Johnson, Valerie DeOrnellas, Kathryn A Eaton, Alejandra Yep, Lona Mody, Weisheng Wu, Harry L T Mobley
Urinary catheter use is prevalent in health care settings, and polymicrobial colonization by urease-positive organisms, such as Proteus mirabilis and Providencia stuartii, commonly occurs with long-term catheterization. We previously demonstrated that coinfection with P. mirabilis and P. stuartii increased overall urease activity in vitro and disease severity in a model of urinary tract infection (UTI). In this study, we expanded these findings to a murine model of catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI), delineated the contribution of enhanced urease activity to coinfection pathogenesis, and screened for enhanced urease activity with other common CAUTI pathogens...
February 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892815/monitoring-trihalomethanes-and-nitrogenous-disinfection-by-products-in-blending-desalinated-waters-using-solid-phase-microextraction-and-gas-chromatography
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Providencia González-Hernández, Manuel Hernández-Padrón, Verónica Pino, Ana M Afonso, Juan H Ayala
A simple and efficient method has been developed for the extraction and determination of 16 common volatile halogenated disinfection by-products (DBPs) (four trihalomethanes, six haloacetonitriles, and six halonitromethanes) in blending desalinated waters, using headspace solid-phase microextraction and gas chromatography with flame ionization detector (HS-SPME/GC-FID). After the optimization using factorial designs of the HS-SPME parameters (optimum: carboxen/polydimethylsiloxane such as fiber, extraction time of 60 min at 30°C, pH 7, addition of 40% (w/v) of sodium chloride, and desorption time of 2 min at 250°C), quantification limits ranged from 3...
December 14, 2016: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876392/metallothionein-assisted-periplasmic-lead-sequestration-as-lead-sulfite-by-providencia-vermicola-strain-sj2a
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Jaya Sharma, Kashif Shamim, Santosh Kumar Dubey, Ram Murti Meena
Lead resistant Providencia vermicola strain SJ2A was isolated from the waste of a battery manufacturing industry which could tolerate upto 3.0mM lead nitrate in the minimal medium. Interestingly, this isolate showed presence of a plasmid borne metallothionein gene, bmtA that matched significantly (96%) with that of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Scanning electron micrographs of bacterial cells exposed to lead revealed a unique alteration in the cell morphology from rods to long inter-connected filaments. On the other hand, electron dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) clearly indicated no significant lead adsorption therefore, we speculated intracellular sequestration in this bacterial strain...
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865198/a-propensity-matched-case-control-study-comparing-efficacy-safety-and-costs-of-the-subcutaneous-vs-transvenous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator
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S Honarbakhsh, R Providencia, N Srinivasan, S Ahsan, M Lowe, E Rowland, R J Hunter, M Finlay, O Segal, M J Earley, A Chow, R J Schilling, P D Lambiase
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (S-ICD) have become more widely available. However, comparisons with conventional transvenous ICDs (TV-ICD) are scarce. METHODS: We conducted a propensity matched case-control study including all patients that underwent S-ICD implantation over a five-year period in a single tertiary centre. Controls consisted of all TV-ICD implant patients over a contemporary time period excluding those with pacing indication, biventricular pacemakers and those with sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia requiring anti-tachycardia pacing...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863291/adenosine-guided-pulmonary-vein-isolation-versus-conventional-pulmonary-vein-isolation-in-patients-undergoing-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Rui Providência, Neil Srinivasan, Kostas Bronis, Francisco Moscoso Costa, Diogo Cavaco, Pedro Adragão, Dimitris Tousoulis, Ross J Hunter, Richard J Schilling, Oliver R Segal, Anthony Chow, Edward Rowland, Martin Lowe, Pier D Lambiase
BACKGROUND: Recurrent atrial fibrillation episodes following pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) are frequently due to reconnection of PVs. Adenosine can unmask dormant conduction, leading to additional ablation to improve AF-free survival. We performed a meta-analysis of the literature to assess the role of adenosine testing in patients undergoing atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases were searched through until December 2015 for studies reporting on the role of adenosine guided-PVI versus conventional PVI in AF ablation...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859671/rapid-differentiation-of-cocci-mixed-bacteria-from-rods-in-voided-urine-culture-of-women-with-uncomplicated-urinary-tract-infections
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Chun-Chun Yang, Stephen Shei-Dei Yang, Hui-Ching Hung, I-Ni Chiang, Chiung-Hui Peng, Shang-Jen Chang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the ability of laser flow cytometry to predict cocci/mixed growth in the pre-analytical phase of urine specimens. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed urine samples from women with uncomplicated urinary tract infections from urologic clinics for study. Urine analyses were performed with laser flow cytometry (UF1000i, Sysmex, Kobe, Japan) and then diagrams were generated (forward scatter vs. fluorescent light scatter). Each specimen (bacteria count >357 BACT/μL) was classified as either cocci bacteria or rods/mixed growth according to the diagrams...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843267/bacteriology-of-urine-specimens-obtained-from-men-with-symptomatic-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Jude Orumuah Agbugui, E O Obarisiagbon, I I Osaigbovo
BACKGROUND: Bacteriuria and urinary tract infections are common sequelae of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Thus, the knowledge of urine bacteriology in men with symptomatic BPH in our environment may play a complementary role in management. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of bacteriuria and the antibiotic sensitivity pattern of bacterial isolates in cultured urine samples of men with symptomatic BPH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a 1 year prospective study...
July 2016: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
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