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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441365/efficacy-and-safety-of-3-nasal-packing-materials-used-after-functional-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-a-comparative-study-in-china
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Xi-Ling Zheng, Yu-Xiang Zhao, Min Xu
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of 3 nasal packing products (silicone tube, Beschitin-F, and Aquacel1-Ag) after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients in China. MATERIAL AND METHODS Sixty-six CRS patients undergoing FESS surgery were randomly divided into 3 groups (22 patients in each group): the silicone tube group, the Beschitin-F group, and the Aquacel1-Ag group. Postoperative headache, nasal pain, nasal bleeding, and swelling of the nasal mucosa were observed at 1 month after FESS surgery...
April 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440740/biomarkers-and-bacteria-around-implants-and-natural-teeth-in-the-same-individuals
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Önder Gürlek, Pınar Gümüş, Christopher J Nile, David F Lappin, Nurcan Buduneli
AIM: This cross-sectional study assessed cytokine levels in peri-implant crevicular fluid (PICF)/ gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and a selection of subgingival/submucosal plaque bacteria from clinically healthy or diseased sites in the same individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Samples from 97 implants/teeth (58 implants: 19 healthy, 20 mucositis, 19 peri-implantitis; 39 natural teeth: 19 healthy, 12 gingivitis, 8 periodontitis) in 15 systemically healthy patients were investigated by immunoassay, real-time PCR...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439022/structure-of-a-protective-epitope-of-group-b-streptococcus-type-iii-capsular-polysaccharide
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Filippo Carboni, Roberto Adamo, Monica Fabbrini, Riccardo De Ricco, Vittorio Cattaneo, Barbara Brogioni, Daniele Veggi, Vittoria Pinto, Irene Passalacqua, Davide Oldrini, Rino Rappuoli, Enrico Malito, Immaculada Y Ros Margarit, Francesco Berti
Despite substantial progress in the prevention of group B Streptococcus (GBS) disease with the introduction of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, this pathogen remains a leading cause of neonatal infection. Capsular polysaccharide conjugate vaccines have been tested in phase I/II clinical studies, showing promise for further development. Mapping of epitopes recognized by protective antibodies is crucial for understanding the mechanism of action of vaccines and for enabling antigen design. In this study, we report the structure of the epitope recognized by a monoclonal antibody with opsonophagocytic activity and representative of the protective response against type III GBS polysaccharide...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435376/comparative-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-efficacy-of-an-alternative-natural-agent-for-disinfection-of-toothbrushes
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R Vignesh, C Vishnu Rekha, Parisa Norouzi Baghkomeh, Sankar Annamalai, Ditto Sharmin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the antimicrobial potency of aqueous extract of Psidium guajava leaves in two different concentrations as a toothbrush disinfectant against three oral bacterial species. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Aqueous extracts of P. guajava leaves were prepared at 20% and 30% concentrations and 0.2% chlorhexidine was used as control. The toothbrushes were equally divided into 9 groups with 10 toothbrushes per disinfectant, which were contaminated with Streptococcus mutans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Enterococcus faecalis...
January 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433705/maternal-immunisation-collaborating-with-mother-nature
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Arnaud Marchant, Manish Sadarangani, Mathieu Garand, Nicolas Dauby, Valerie Verhasselt, Lenore Pereira, Gordean Bjornson, Christine E Jones, Scott A Halperin, Kathryn M Edwards, Paul Heath, Peter J Openshaw, David W Scheifele, Tobias R Kollmann
Maternal immunisation has the potential to substantially reduce morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases after birth. The success of tetanus, influenza, and pertussis immunisation during pregnancy has led to consideration of additional maternal immunisation strategies to prevent group B streptococcus and respiratory syncytial virus infections, among others. However, many gaps in knowledge regarding the immunobiology of maternal immunisation prevent the optimal design and application of this successful public health intervention...
April 19, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433702/group-b-streptococcus-and-respiratory-syncytial-virus-immunisation-during-pregnancy-a-landscape-analysis
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Paul T Heath, Fiona J Culley, Christine E Jones, Beate Kampmann, Kirsty Le Doare, Marta C Nunes, Manish Sadarangani, Zain Chaudhry, Carol J Baker, Peter J M Openshaw
Group B streptococcus and respiratory syncytial virus are leading causes of infant morbidity and mortality worldwide. No licensed vaccines are available for either disease, but vaccines for both are under development. Severe respiratory syncytial virus disease can be prevented by passively administered antibody. The presence of maternal IgG antibody specific to respiratory syncytial virus is associated with reduced prevalence and severity of respiratory syncytial virus disease in the first few weeks of life, whereas maternal serotype-specific anticapsular antibody is associated with protection against both early-onset and late-onset group B streptococcus disease...
April 19, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432160/infective-endocarditis-in-octogenarians
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Léopold Oliver, Cécile Lavoute, Roch Giorgi, Erwan Salaun, Sandrine Hubert, Jean-Paul Casalta, Frédérique Gouriet, Sebastien Renard, Ludivine Saby, Jean-Francois Avierinos, Laurie-Anne Maysou, Alberto Riberi, Dominique Grisoli, Anne-Claire Casalta, Frédéric Collart, Didier Raoult, Gilbert Habib
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of infective endocarditis (IE) in octogenarians and assess their prognosis. METHODS: Patients with definite IE hospitalised at a referral centre between July 2008 and July 2013 were prospectively included. A total of 454 patients were divided into three groups: 230 patients under 65 years old, 173 patients between 65 and 80 years old, and 51 patients over 80 years old. The main end point was 1-year mortality. RESULTS: One-year mortality was higher in the ≥80 years old group (37...
April 21, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431497/effect-of-ensiled-mulberry-leaves-and-sun-dried-mulberry-fruit-pomace-on-the-fecal-bacterial-community-composition-in-finishing-steers
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Yan Li, Qingxiang Meng, Bo Zhou, Zhenming Zhou
BACKGROUND: Here, we aimed to investigate the effects of ensiled mulberry leaves (EML) and sun-dried mulberry fruit pomace (SMFP) on fecal bacterial communities in Simmental crossbred finishing steers. To this end, the steers were reared on a standard TMR diet, standard diet containing EML, and standard diet containing SMFP. The protein and energy levels of all the diets were similar. Illumina MiSeq sequencing of the V4 region of the 16S rRNA gene and quantitative real-time PCR were used to analyze and detect the fecal bacterial community...
April 21, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429163/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-bacterial-isolates-from-patients-presenting-with-ear-nose-and-throat-ent-infections-in-the-german-community-healthcare-setting
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B Olzowy, M Kresken, M Havel, D Hafner, B Körber-Irrgang
Empiric initial antibiotic therapy of bacterial infections is based primarily upon the susceptibility of the most common causative pathogens. The purpose of this study was to provide susceptibility data on six bacterial species known to cause ear, nose and throat (ENT) infections. A total of 1066 isolates collected during a nationwide laboratory-based surveillance study were analysed. All Streptococcus pyogenes isolates were penicillin (PEN)-susceptible, indicating that natural penicillins can still be recommended as the first-line treatment for group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427348/comparative-genomics-and-evolution-of-the-amylase-binding-proteins-of-oral-streptococci
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Elaine M Haase, Yurong Kou, Amarpreet Sabharwal, Yu-Chieh Liao, Tianying Lan, Charlotte Lindqvist, Frank A Scannapieco
BACKGROUND: Successful commensal bacteria have evolved to maintain colonization in challenging environments. The oral viridans streptococci are pioneer colonizers of dental plaque biofilm. Some of these bacteria have adapted to life in the oral cavity by binding salivary α-amylase, which hydrolyzes dietary starch, thus providing a source of nutrition. Oral streptococcal species bind α-amylase by expressing a variety of amylase-binding proteins (ABPs). Here we determine the genotypic basis of amylase binding where proteins of diverse size and function share a common phenotype...
April 20, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427277/biological-activity-and-lc-ms-ms-profiling-of-extracts-from-the-australian-medicinal-plant-acacia-ligulata-fabaceae
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Diana Jæger, Bradley S Simpson, Chi P Ndi, Anna K Jäger, Christoph Crocoll, Birger Lindberg Møller, Philip Weinstein, Susan J Semple
Acacia ligulata A.Cunn. ex Benth. (Fabaceae: Mimosoideae) is a native Australian plant used traditionally by Australian Aboriginal groups. This study was undertaken to investigate the bioactivity of A. ligulata extracts and to evaluate their chemical composition. Potential antibacterial, cytotoxic and enzyme inhibitory effects relevant to traditional medicinal and food uses of the species were examined and LC-MS/MS was performed to investigate the chemical composition. Antibacterial activity was observed for bark and leaf extracts with an MIC for the bark extract of 62...
April 21, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425925/evaluation-of-the-immunomodulatory-properties-of-streptococcus-suis-and-group-b-streptococcus-capsular-polysaccharides-on-the-humoral-response
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Cynthia Calzas, Morgan Taillardet, Insaf Salem Fourati, David Roy, Marcelo Gottschalk, Hugo Soudeyns, Thierry Defrance, Mariela Segura
Streptococcus suis and group B Streptococcus (GBS) are encapsulated streptococci causing septicemia and meningitis. Antibodies (Abs) against capsular polysaccharides (CPSs) have a crucial protective role, but the structure/composition of the CPS, including the presence of sialic acid, may interfere with the generation of anti-CPS Ab responses. We investigated the features of the CPS-specific Ab response directed against S. suis serotypes 2 and 14 and GBS serotypes III and V after infection or immunization with purified native or desialylated CPSs in mice...
April 20, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425599/the-starch-binding-domain-family-cbm41-an-in-silico-analysis-of-evolutionary-relationships
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Štefan Janeček, Katarína Majzlová, Birte Svensson, E Ann MacGregor
Within the CAZy database, there are 81 carbohydrate-binding module (CBM) families. A CBM represents a non-catalytic domain in a modular arrangement of glycoside hydrolases (GHs). The present in silico study has been focused on starch-binding domains from the family CBM41 that are usually part of pullulanases from the α-amylase family GH13. Currently there are more than 1,600 sequences classified in the family CBM41, almost exclusively from Bacteria, and so a study was undertaken in an effort to divide the members into relevant groups (subfamilies) and also to contribute to the evolutionary picture of family CBM41...
April 20, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422601/degradation-of-resin-restorative-materials-by-streptococcus-mutans-a-pilot-study
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Ankit K Gautam, Ruchi Thakur, N D Shashikiran, Singla Shilpy, Nikita Agarwal, Shilpi Tiwari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the degradation of three resin based restorative materials by S Mutans. STUDY DESIGN: Class I cavity was prepared in extracted premolars and were randomly divided into 3 groups (Group I - Conventional composite (CC), Group II - Resin Modified GIC and Group III-Giomer). Teeth were then restored by respective restorative material and equally divided in two subgroups (Control and Experimental). Experiment subgroup samples were then incubated in 2 ml of BHI with 1:10 dilution of SM (MTCC-497) grown overnight in BHI whereas control subgroup samples were incubated in BHI without SM...
2017: Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420662/outcome-of-a-screening-programme-for-the-prevention-of-neonatal-invasive-early-onset-group-b-streptococcus-infection-in-a-uk-maternity-unit-an-observational-study
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G Gopal Rao, G Nartey, T McAree, A O'Reilly, S Hiles, T Lee, S Wallace, R Batura, P Khanna, H Abbas, C Tilsed, R Nicholl, T Lamagni, P Bassett
BACKGROUND: Against a background of failure to prevent neonatal invasive early-onset group B Streptococcus infections (GBS) in our maternity unit using risk-based approach for intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, we introduced an antenatal GBS carriage screening programme to identify additional women to target for prophylaxis. OBJECTIVES: To describe the implementation and outcome of an antepartum screening programme for prevention of invasive early-onset GBS infection in a UK maternity unit...
April 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417489/management-of-septic-emboli-in-patients-with-infectious-endocarditis
#16
Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili, Tomas Martin, Phillip Hess, Brian Hoh, Meshka Anderson, Charles T Klodell, Thomas M Beaver
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Septic emboli (SE) associated with infectious endocarditis (IE) can result in splenic abscesses and infectious intracranial aneurysms (IIA). We investigated the impact of SE on patient outcomes following surgery for IE. METHOD: From January-2000 to October-2015, all patients with surgical IE (n = 437) were evaluated for incidence and management of SE. RESULTS: Overall SE was found in 46/437 (10.52%) patients (n = 17 spleen, 13 brain, and 16 both)...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417006/first-report-of-serotype-23b-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolated-from-an-adult-patient-with-invasive-infection-in-japan
#17
A Takamatsu, M Kawaguchiya, B Chang, M Ito, Y Hirano, S Katsuta, S Matsuzaka, Y Serizawa, N Kobayashi
Serotype 23B Streptococcus pneumoniae was isolated from a 67-year-old Japanese patient with meningitis. This isolate was susceptible to penicillin G, while genotyped as gPISP with a mutation in a penicillin-binding motif in PBP2b. The 23B isolate was assigned to ST11996 that is related to CC439, a dominant group among serotype 23B.
May 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416607/human-milk-oligosaccharides-inhibit-growth-of-group-b-streptococcus
#18
Ann E Lin, Chloe A Autran, Alexandra Szyszka, Tamara Escajadillo, Mia Huang, Kamil Godula, Anthony R Prudden, Geert-Jan Boons, Amanda L Lewis, Kelly S Doran, Victor Nizet, Lars Bode
Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus; GBS) is a leading cause of invasive bacterial infections in newborns, typically acquired vertically during childbirth secondary to maternal vaginal colonization. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) have important nutritional and biological activities that guide development of the infant's immune system and shape the composition of normal gut microbiota. In this manner, HMOs help protect against pathogen colonization and reduce risk of infection. In the course of our studies of HMO-microbial interactions, we unexpectedly uncovered a novel HMO property to directly inhibit the growth of GBS, independent of host immunity...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414746/local-th17-iga-immunity-correlate-with-protection-against-intranasal-infection-with-streptococcus-pyogenes
#19
Rasmus Mortensen, Dennis Christensen, Lasse Bøllehuus Hansen, Jan Pravsgaard Christensen, Peter Andersen, Jes Dietrich
Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus, GAS) is responsible for a wide array of infections. Respiratory transmission via droplets is the most common mode of transmission but it may also infect the host via other routes such as lesions in the skin. To advance the development of a future vaccine against GAS, it is therefore important to investigate how protective immunity is related to the route of vaccine administration. To explore this, we examined whether a parenterally administered anti-GAS vaccine could protect against an intranasal GAS infection or if this would require locally primed immunity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413200/the-oral-microbiome-community-variations-associated-with-normal-potentially-malignant-disorders-and-malignant-lesions-of-the-oral-cavity
#20
S F Mok, C Karuthan, Y K Cheah, W C Ngeow, Z Rosnah, S F Yap, H K A Ong
The human oral microbiome has been known to show strong association with various oral diseases including oral cancer. This study attempts to characterize the community variations between normal, oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMD) and cancer associated microbiota using 16S rDNA sequencing. Swab samples were collected from three groups (normal, OPMD and oral cancer) with nine subjects from each group. Bacteria genomic DNA was isolated in which full length 16S rDNA were amplified and used for cloned library sequencing...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
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