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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800828/culture-dependent-and-culture-independent-assessment-of-spoilage-community-growth-on-vp-lamb-meat-from-packaging-to-past-end-of-shelf-life
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Mandeep Kaur, Hongshan Shang, Mark Tamplin, Tom Ross, John P Bowman
Packaging and storage temperature are important factors that influence the shelf-life of vacuum packed (VP) meat. In this study the shelf-life of VP bone-in lamb hind shanks stored at 8 °C and -1.2 °C was determined in parallel to analyses of starting and eventual spoilage bacterial communities via Illumina MiSeq based 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing. The mean total viable counts (TVC) and lactic acid bacterial viable counts (LAB) were observed to increase to log 7.5 CFU/cm(2) and 7 CFU/cm(2) after 6 and 42 days at 8 °C and -1...
December 2017: Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764161/providencia-rettgeri-an-emerging-nosocomial-uropathogen-in-an-indwelling-urinary-catheterised-patient
#2
Siddharth Sagar, Nagalakshmi Narasimhaswamy, Jessica D'Souza
Providencia rettgeri (P. rettgeri) is an ubiquitous organism but is seldom associated with human disease. We report the isolation of P. rettgeri from the urine sample of a 39-year-old male patient on prolonged Foley's catheterisation following a severe head injury. Identification of this organism was done by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) based systems. P. rettgeri is an emerging pathogen among long term catheterised patients. It reflects its ability to form biofilm on the surface of the indwelling catheter as well as the inherent urease producing property of the pathogen in question as a possible mechanism of pathogenesis...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748764/inflammatory-biomarkers-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Effimia Zacharia, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Adam Ioannou, Gerasimos Siasos, Manolis Vavuranakis, George Latsios, Charalampos Vlachopoulos, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Spyridon Deftereos, Rui Providência, Dimitris Tousoulis
During the last few years, a significant number of studies have attempted to clarify the underlying mechanisms that lead to the presentation of atrial fibrillation (AF). Inflammation is a key component of the pathophysiological processes that lead to the development of AF; the amplification of inflammatory pathways triggers AF, and, in tandem, AF increases the inflammatory state. Indeed, the plasma levels of several inflammatory biomarkers are elevated in patients with AF. In addition, the levels of specific inflammatory biomarkers may provide information regarding to the AF duration...
July 27, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743314/multidrug-resistant-bacteria-are-sensitive-to-euphorbia-prostrata-and-six-others-cameroonian-medicinal-plants-extracts
#4
Igor K Voukeng, Veronique P Beng, Victor Kuete
BACKGROUND: Multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria are responsible for therapeutic failure and there is an urgent need for novels compounds efficient on them. METHODS: Eleven methanol extracts from seven Cameroonian medicinal plants were tested for their antibacterial activity using broth micro-dilution method against 36 MDR bacterial strains including Escherichia coli, Enterobacter aerogenes, Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Providencia stuartii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus...
July 25, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734025/dual-site-right-ventricular-pacing-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-results-of-a-multicentre-propensity-matched-analysis
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Rui Providencia, Sergio Barra, Nikolaos Papageorgiou, Adam Ioannou, Dominic Rogers, Tanakal Wongwarawipat, Debbie Falconer, Rudolf Duehmke, Martina Colicchia, Girish Babu, Oliver R Segal, Simon Sporton, Mehul Dhinoja, Syed Ahsan, Vivienne Ezzat, Edward Rowland, Martin Lowe, Pier D Lambiase, Sharad Agarwal, Anthony W Chow
BACKGROUND: Dual RV has been proposed as an alternative for patients with heart failure undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with a failure to deliver a coronary sinus (CS) lead. Only short-term haemodynamic and echocardiographic results of Dual RV are available. We aimed to assess the long-term results of Dual-site right ventricular pacing (Dual RV) and its impact on survival. METHODS: Multicentre retrospective assessment of all CRT implants during a 12-year period...
July 21, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697583/the-gut-microbiota-in-larvae-of-the-housefly-musca-domestica-and-their-horizontal-transfer-through-feeding
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Yao Zhao, Wanqiang Wang, Fen Zhu, Xiaoyun Wang, Xiaoping Wang, Chaoliang Lei
House fly larvae provide a prolific and sustainable source of proteins used in poultry and fish feed. Wheat bran is a superior diet for house fly larvae and has been widely investigated to exploit its potential in the food and feed area. Using Illumina MiSeq 16S rDNA sequencing, this study investigated the gut microbiota of house fly larvae feeding on wheat bran and the bacterial community in the wheat bran. The bacterial communities in the house fly larvae were dominated by the phyla Proteobacteria and Firmicutes...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684124/atrial-fibrillation-monitoring-to-reduce-thromboembolic-risk-selecting-the-patient-and-the-monitoring-device
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EDITORIAL
Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666319/cause-of-death-analysis-in-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-with-or-without-a-defibrillator-a-systematic-review-and-proportional-meta-analysis
#8
Sérgio Barra, Rui Providência, Rudolf Duehmke, Serge Boveda, David Begley, Andrew Grace, Kumar Narayanan, Anthony Tang, Eloi Marijon, Sharad Agarwal
Aims: The additional benefit of a defibrillator in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) patients is a matter of debate. Cause-of-death analysis in a CRT population has been recently proposed as a useful approach to gain insight into this problem. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis looking at cause of death in studies involving CRT subjects with (CRT-D) or without (CRT-P) a defibrillator. Methods and results: Literature search performed from inception to 31 March 2016 for relevant studies...
June 28, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663705/investigation-of-gut-microbial-communities-associated-with-indigenous-honey-bee-apis-mellifera-jemenitica-from-two-different-eco-regions-of-saudi-arabia
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Khalid Ali Khan, Mohammad Javed Ansari, Ahmad Al-Ghamdi, Adgaba Nuru, Steve Harakeh, Javaid Iqbal
The microbial communities associated with the alimentary tract of honey bees are very important as they help with food digestion, provide essential nutrients, protect the host from pathogens, detoxify harmful molecules, and increase host immunity. In this study, the structural diversity of the gut microbial communities of native honey bees, Apis mellifera jemenitica from two different geographical regions (Riyadh and Al-Baha) of Saudi Arabia was analyzed by culture-dependent methods and 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequencing...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636666/molecular-and-microbiological-report-of-a-hospital-outbreak-of-ndm-1-carrying-enterobacteriaceae-in-mexico
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Paola Bocanegra-Ibarias, Elvira Garza-González, Rayo Morfín-Otero, Humberto Barrios, Licet Villarreal-Treviño, Eduardo Rodríguez-Noriega, Ulises Garza-Ramos, Santiago Petersen-Morfin, Jesus Silva-Sanchez
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the microbiological, molecular and epidemiological data of an outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in a tertiary-care hospital in Mexico. METHODS: From September 2014 to July 2015, all CRE clinical isolates recovered during an outbreak in the Hospital Civil "Fray Antonio Alcalde" in Jalisco, Mexico were screened for antimicrobial susceptibility, carbapenemase production, carbapenemase-encoding genes, and plasmid profiles...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636341/biochemical-characterization-of-wbkc-an-n-formyltransferase-from-brucella-melitensis
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Alexander S Riegert, Daniel P Chantigian, James B Thoden, Peter A Tipton, Hazel M Holden
It has become increasingly apparent within the last several years that unusual N-formylated sugars are often found on the O-antigens of such Gram negative pathogenic organisms as Francisella tularensis, Campylobacter jejuni, and Providencia alcalifaciens, among others. Indeed, in some species of Brucella, for example, the O-antigen contains 1,2-linked 4-formamido-4,6-dideoxy-α-d-mannosyl groups. These sugars, often referred to as N-formylperosamine, are synthesized in pathways initiating with GDP-mannose. One of the enzymes required for the production of N-formylperosamine, namely, WbkC, was first identified in 2000 and was suggested to function as an N-formyltransferase...
July 18, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614382/genome-wide-transposon-mutagenesis-of-proteus-mirabilis-essential-genes-fitness-factors-for-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-and-the-impact-of-polymicrobial-infection-on-fitness-requirements
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Chelsie E Armbruster, Valerie Forsyth-DeOrnellas, Alexandra O Johnson, Sara N Smith, Lili Zhao, Weisheng Wu, Harry L T Mobley
The Gram-negative bacterium Proteus mirabilis is a leading cause of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), which are often polymicrobial. Numerous prior studies have uncovered virulence factors for P. mirabilis pathogenicity in a murine model of ascending UTI, but little is known concerning pathogenesis during CAUTI or polymicrobial infection. In this study, we utilized five pools of 10,000 transposon mutants each and transposon insertion-site sequencing (Tn-Seq) to identify the full arsenal of P...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599203/molecular-characterization-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-cultivable-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-from-livestock-manure
#13
Qingxiang Yang, Tiantian Tian, Tianqi Niu, Panliang Wang
Diverse antibiotic-resistance genes (ARGs) are frequently reported to have high prevalence in veterinary manure samples due to extensive use of antibiotics in farm animals. However, the characteristics of the distribution and transmission of ARGs among bacteria, especially among different species of multiple antibiotic-resistant bacteria (MARB), have not been well explored. By applying high-throughput sequencing methods, our study uncovered a vast MARB reservoir in livestock manure. The genera Escherichia, Myroides, Acinetobacter, Proteus, Ignatzschineria, Alcaligenes, Providencia and Enterococcus were the predominant cultivable MARB, with compositions of 40...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586429/hafnia-an-enterobacterial-genus-naturally-resistant-to-colistin-revealed-by-three-susceptibility-testing-methods
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Aurélie Jayol, Marion Saly, Patrice Nordmann, Armelle Ménard, Laurent Poirel, Véronique Dubois
Objectives: To determine the susceptibility to colistin of Hafnia alvei and Hafnia paralvei , and to compare methods for colistin resistance detection in the Hafnia genus. Methods: A collection of 25 Hafnia isolates was studied. Species were identified by using 16S rRNA gene sequencing with subsequent phylogeny analysis. Susceptibility to colistin was determined using the broth microdilution (BMD) reference method, the Phoenix automated system, the Rapid Polymyxin NP test, the Etest system and the disc diffusion method...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579063/choroidal-changes-associated-with-subretinal-drusenoid-deposits-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-using-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Inês Laíns, Jay Wang, Joana Providência, Steven Mach, Pedro Gil, João Gil, Marco Marques, Grayson Armstrong, Shady Garas, Patrícia Barreto, Ivana K Kim, Demetrios G Vavvas, Joan W Miller, Deeba Husain, Rufino Silva, John B Miller
PURPOSE: To compare choroidal vascular features of eyes with and without subretinal drusenoid deposits (SDD), using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS OCT). DESIGN: Multicenter, cross-sectional study. METHODS: We prospectively recruited patients with intermediate age-related macular degeneration (AMD), without other vitreoretinal pathology. All participants underwent complete ophthalmic examination, color fundus photography (used for AMD staging), and spectral-domain OCT (to evaluate the presence of SDD)...
August 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576703/porin-flexibility-in-providencia-stuartii-cell-surface-exposed-loops-l5-and-l7-are-markers-of-providencia-porin-omppst1
#16
Que-Tien Tran, Laure Maigre, Tommaso D'Agostino, Matteo Ceccarelli, Mathias Winterhalter, Jean-Marie Pagès, Anne Davin-Regli
Epidemiologically unrelated Providencia stuartii strains isolated in hospitals in the south of France were investigated for their porin sequences and profiles. Noticeable resistance to β-lactams was found to be associated with production of extended spectrum β-lactamases or AmpC overproduction, but not metallo-β-lactamases. At the same time, the expression level of outer membrane porins was unmodified in these isolates. The identity of the amino acid sequences of the major porin OmpPst1 was less than 90% in the tested clinical strains, whereas sequences of the second major porin OmpPst2 were found to be identical in all isolates...
May 30, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559163/a-cost-saving-strategy-for-processing-isolated-uropathogens-in-community-acquired-urinary-tract-infections
#17
Juan Manuel Sánchez-Calvo, José Luís de Francisco, Eva Torres-Martos, Juan Carlos Alados Arboledas, Maria Dolores López Prieto
Outpatient urine samples are among the most commonly processed in a microbiology laboratory, which involves a high economic burden. The aim of this study was compare cost and efficiency to process uropathogens between MicroScan system (2010-2011) versus a chromogenic medium and the disk diffusion method (2013-2014). In the first period, a total 9918 bacterial populations were isolated from urine samples. Annual estimated costs during 2010 and 2011 for processing were EUR 53,818 and EUR 57,306, respectively (EUR 111,124 total)...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555403/dissemination-of-bla-oxa-370-gene-among-several-enterobacteriaceae-species-in-brazil
#18
C M Magagnin, F P Rozales, L Antochevis, L S Nunes, A S Martins, A L Barth, J M Sampaio, A P Zavascki
OXA-370 is a recently described OXA-48 variant that has only been described in a few Enterobacter spp. and Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates. The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of OXA-370-producing isolates in carbapenem-nonsusceptible Enterobacteriaceae recovered from 28 hospitals from Brazil. Real-time PCR was used to determine the presence of bla NDM-1, bla KPC-2, bla VIM-type, bla GES-type, bla OXA-48-like, and bla IMP-type genes. A total of 4,451 Enterobacteriaceae were screened. The gene bla OXA-48-like was detected in 74 (2...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554686/preoperative-preparation-of-%C3%A2-loss-of-domain%C3%A2-hernia-progressive-pneumoperitoneum-and-botulinum-toxin-type-a
#19
José Bueno-Lledó, Antonio Torregrosa Gallud, Raquel Jiménez Rosellón, Fernando Carbonell Tatay, Providencia García Pastor, Santiago Bonafé Diana, José Iserte Hernández
Preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum and botulinum toxin type A are useful tools in the preparation of patients with loss of domain hernias. Both procedures are complementary in the surgical repair, especially with the use of prosthetic techniques without tension, that allow a integral management of these patients. The aim of this paper is to update concepts related to both procedures, emphasizing the advantages that take place in the preoperative management of loss of domain hernias.
May 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516225/a-case-of-bilateral-keratitis-caused-by-providencia-alcalifaciens-a-rarely-encountered-ocular-pathogen
#20
Won Choi, Yong Sok Ji, Kyung Chul Yoon
PURPOSE: To report a case of keratitis caused by Providencia alcalifaciens. METHODS: A 70-year-old man presented with pain, redness, and decreased vision in both of his eyes. On initial presentation, the visual acuity in both of his eyes was hand motion, and slit lamp examination showed diffuse infiltrates and total epithelial defects of the cornea, conjunctival hyperemia, and severe anterior chamber reactions with 2-mm-height hypopyon. The results of laboratory studies revealed elevated liver function tests, which indicated the presence of alcoholic liver disease...
May 17, 2017: International Ophthalmology
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