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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217934/the-prevalence-of-antibiotic-resistant-diarrhogenic-bacterial-species-in-surface-waters-south-eastern-nigeria
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Stanley C Onuoha
Background: This study assessed the bacteriological qualities of surface waters in Afikpo, between April and September 2016. Methods: Surface water samples were collected from three streams for bacteriological analysis. Bacteria species were isolated using standard microbiological and biochemical techniques. Antibiotic susceptibility study was carried out using Kirby Bauer disc diffusion method. Results: The result of the mean heterotrophic bacteria count from the streams showed that Okpu stream had 209...
July 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214045/the-rumen-microbiome-an-underexplored-resource-for-novel-antimicrobial-discovery
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Linda B Oyama, Susan E Girdwood, Alan R Cookson, Narcis Fernandez-Fuentes, Florence Privé, Hannah E Vallin, Toby J Wilkinson, Peter N Golyshin, Olga V Golyshina, Ralf Mikut, Kai Hilpert, Jennifer Richards, Mandy Wootton, Joan E Edwards, Marc Maresca, Josette Perrier, Fionnuala T Lundy, Yu Luo, Mei Zhou, Matthias Hess, Hilario C Mantovani, Christopher J Creevey, Sharon A Huws
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are promising drug candidates to target multi-drug resistant bacteria. The rumen microbiome presents an underexplored resource for the discovery of novel microbial enzymes and metabolites, including AMPs. Using functional screening and computational approaches, we identified 181 potentially novel AMPs from a rumen bacterial metagenome. Here, we show that three of the selected AMPs (Lynronne-1, Lynronne-2 and Lynronne-3) were effective against numerous bacterial pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206153/is-genetic-mobilization-considered-when-using-bacteriophages-in-antimicrobial-therapy
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Lorena Rodríguez-Rubio, Joan Jofre, Maite Muniesa
The emergence of multi-drug resistant bacteria has undermined our capacity to control bacterial infectious diseases. Measures needed to tackle this problem include controlling the spread of antibiotic resistance, designing new antibiotics, and encouraging the use of alternative therapies. Phage therapy seems to be a feasible alternative to antibiotics, although there are still some concerns and legal issues to overcome before it can be implemented on a large scale. Here we highlight some of those concerns, especially those related to the ability of bacteriophages to transport bacterial DNA and, in particular, antibiotic resistance genes...
December 5, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203487/role-of-smeu1vwu2x-operon-in-the-alleviation-of-oxidative-stresses-and-the-occurrence-of-sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim-resistant-mutants-in-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia
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Chao-Jung Wu, Tsu-Ting Chiu, Yi-Tsung Lin, Yi-Wei Huang, Li-Hua Li, Tsuey-Ching Yang
Overexpression of resistance-nodulation-division (RND)-type efflux pumps is an important mechanism for bacteria to combat antimicrobials. RND efflux pumps are also critical for bacterial physiology such as oxidative stress tolerance. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, a multi-drug resistant opportunistic pathogen, harbors eight RND-type efflux pump operons. Of them, smeU1VWU2X operon is unique for its possession of two additional genes, smeU1 and smeU2, which encode proteins of short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase (SDR) family...
December 4, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195272/multivalent-antimicrobial-polymer-nanoparticles-target-mycobacteria-and-gram-negative-bacteria-by-distinct-mechanisms
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Sarah-Jane Richards, Klea Isulfi, Laura E Wilkins, Julia Lipecki, Elizabeth Fullam, Matthew I Gibson
Due to the emergence of antimicrobial resistance to traditional small molecule drugs, cationic antimicrobial polymers are appealing targets. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a particular problem, with multi- and total drug resistance spreading and more than a billion latent infections globally. This study reports nanoparticles bearing variable densities of poly(dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) and the unexpected and distinct mechanisms of action this multivalent presentation imparts against Escherichia coli verses Mycobacterium smegmatis (model of M...
December 1, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187917/multi-antibiotic-resistant-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-bacteria-pose-a-challenge-to-the-effective-treatment-of-wound-and-skin-infections
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Angus Nnamdi Oli, Dennis Emeka Eze, Thaddeus Harrison Gugu, Ifeanyi Ezeobi, Ukamaka Nwakaku Maduagwu, Chibueze Peter Ihekwereme
Introduction: The increasing incidence of antibiotic resistant bacteria is a concern both to the clinicians and the patients due to obvious consequences such as treatment failures, prolonged patients' stay in hospital and nosocomial infections. The choice of the first antibiotic therapy in emergency wards in hospitals is usually not based on patient-specific microbial culture and susceptibility test result.This study is aimed at profiling extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing bacteria associated with wound injuries and highlighting their multi-antibiotic resistance character...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185941/cell-wall-recycling-and-synthesis-in-escherichia-coli-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-their-role-in-the-development-of-resistance
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Supurna Dhar, Hansi Kumari, Deepak Balasubramanian, Kalai Mathee
The bacterial cell-wall that forms a protective layer over the inner membrane is called the murein sacculus - a tightly cross-linked peptidoglycan mesh unique to bacteria. Cell-wall synthesis and recycling are critical cellular processes essential for cell growth, elongation and division. Both de novo synthesis and recycling involve an array of enzymes across all cellular compartments, namely the outer membrane, periplasm, inner membrane and cytoplasm. Due to the exclusivity of peptidoglycan in the bacterial cell-wall, these players are the target of choice for many antibacterial agents...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177048/impact-of-single-room-design-on-the-spread-of-multi-drug-resistant-bacteria-in-an-intensive-care-unit
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Teysir Halaby, Nashwan Al Naiemi, Bert Beishuizen, Roel Verkooijen, José A Ferreira, Rob Klont, Christina Vandenbroucke-Grauls
Background: Cross-transmission of nosocomial pathogens occurs frequently in intensive care units (ICU). The aim of this study was to investigate whether the introduction of a single room policy resulted in a decrease in transmission of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria in an ICU. Methods: We performed a retrospective study covering two periods: between January 2002 and April 2009 (old-ICU) and between May 2009 and March 2013 (new-ICU, single-room). These periods were compared with respect to the occurrence of representative MDR Gram-negative bacteria...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169321/lbjmr-medium-a-new-polyvalent-culture-medium-for-isolating-and-selecting-vancomycin-and-colistin-resistant-bacteria
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Lucie Bardet, Stéphanie Le Page, Thongpan Leangapichart, Jean-Marc Rolain
BACKGROUND: Multi-drug resistant bacteria are a phenomenon which is on the increase around the world, particularly with the emergence of colistin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and vancomycin-resistant enterococci strains. The recent discovery of a plasmid-mediated colistin resistance with the description of the transferable mcr-1 gene raised concerns about the need for an efficient detection method for these pathogens, to isolate infected patients as early as possible. The LBJMR medium was developed to screen for all polymyxin-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, including mcr-1 positive isolates, and vancomycin-resistant Gram-positive bacteria...
November 23, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158280/anti-pseudomonal-activity-of-phage-pev20-in-a-dry-powder-formulation-a-proof-of-principle-study-in-a-murine-lung-infection-model
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Rachel Yoon Kyung Chang, Ke Chen, Jiping Wang, Martin Wallin, Warwick Britton, Sandra Morales, Elizabeth Kutter, Jian Li, Hak-Kim Chan
Bacteriophage therapy is a promising alternative treatment to antibiotics as it has been documented to be efficacious against multi-drug resistant bacteria with minimal side effects. Several groups have demonstrated the efficacy of phage suspension in vivo to treat lung infections using intranasal delivery; however, phage dry powder administration to the lungs has not yet been explored. Powder formulations provide potential advantages over liquid formulation, including easy storage, transport and administration...
November 20, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151895/toll-like-receptor-4-differentially-mediates-intestinal-and-extra-intestinal-immune-responses-upon-multi-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-association-of-il10-mice-with-chronic-colitis
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Anne Grunau, Ulrike Escher, Anja A Kühl, Stefan Bereswill, Markus M Heimesaat
Background: Infections with multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) have become a serious threat particularly in hospitalized patients with immunopathological co-morbidities. The well-balanced interplay between immune cells, pattern recognition receptors such as Toll-like receptor (TLR)-4 sensing lipopolysaccharide from Gram-negative bacteria including PA, and evolving pathways is crucial to prevent the host from invading (opportunistic) pathogens...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151063/predation-among-microorganisms-a-huge-potential-of-interspecies-dependencies
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Justyna Kowalska, Marcin Włodarczyk
There are many interactions between species (including bacteria) in the environment. One of them is predation, which always leads to the death of a prey. Described in this review Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus (Deltaproteobacteria) and Micavibrio aeruginosavorus (Alfaproteobacteria) are uniflagellate, rod shaped and curved obligate predators of Gram-negative bacteria. Both species belong to the group of BALOs (Bdellovibrio and like organisms). B. bacteriovorus use periplasmic predatory strategy and M. aeruginosavorus are epibiotic hunters...
November 3, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138446/antimicrobial-resistance-and-genetic-diversity-in-ceftazidime-non-susceptible-bacterial-pathogens-from-ready-to-eat-street-foods-in-three-taiwanese-cities
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Lin Lin, Sheng-Fan Wang, Tsung-Ying Yang, Wei-Chun Hung, Min-Yu Chan, Sung-Pin Tseng
Bacterial contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) street foods is a major concern worldwide. Dissemination of antibiotic resistant pathogens from food is an emerging public-health threat. To investigate the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes and ceftazidime resistance-associated efflux pumps in foodborne pathogens, 270 RTE street foods samples were collected in three densely populated Taiwanese cities. Among 70 ceftazidime non-susceptible isolates, 21 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, 12 Pseudomonas spp., 22 Acinetobacter spp...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138082/synthesis-of-chitosan-alginate-microspheres-with-high-antimicrobial-and-antibiofilm-activity-against-multi-drug-resistant-microbial-pathogens
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Rajagopalan Thaya, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Jeyachandran Sivakamavalli, Arokiadhas Iswarya, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Mohammed N Al-Anbr, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
The successful treatment of multi-drug resistant microbial pathogens represents a major challenge for public health management. Here, chitosan-alginate (CS/ALG) microspheres with narrow size distribution were fabricated by ionically cross linking method using Ca(2+) ions as agents for polymer solidification. The physicochemical properties of CS/ALG microspheres, such as surface morphology and size, were studied by SEM. The functional group interactions were confirmed by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy...
November 11, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137627/prevalence-of-current-patterns-and-predictive-trends-of-multidrug-resistant-salmonella-typhi-in-sudan
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Ayman A Elshayeb, Abdelazim A Ahmed, Marmar A El Siddig, Adil A El Hussien
BACKGROUND: Enteric fever has persistence of great impact in Sudanese public health especially during rainy season when the causative agent Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi possesses pan endemic patterns in most regions of Sudan - Khartoum. OBJECTIVES: The present study aims to assess the recent state of antibiotics susceptibility of Salmonella Typhi with special concern to multidrug resistance strains and predict the emergence of new resistant patterns and outbreaks...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135264/peptide-based-polymer-polyoxometalate-supramolecular-structure-with-differed-antimicrobial-mechanism
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Lakshmi Priya Datta, Riya Mukherjee, Subharanjan Biswas, Tapan Kumar Das
Because of the increasing prevalence of multi-drug resistance feature, several investigations have been so far reported regarding the antibiotic alternative supramolecular bioactive agents made of hybrid assemblies. In this regard, it is well established that combinational therapy inherited by assembled supramolecular structures can improve the bioactivity to some extent but their mode of actions have not been studied in details. We provide the first direct evidence that the improved mechanism of action of antimicrobial supra-amphiphilic nanocomposites differ largely from their parent antimicrobial peptide based polymers...
November 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118410/the-microbiological-characteristics-and-risk-factors-for-picc-related-bloodstream-infections-in-intensive-care-unit
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Shumin Zhang, Xiaofeng Sun, Yan Lei
The study was aimed to investigate the pathogens distribution and risk factors for PICC-related bloodstream infection in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. 402 patients placed with PICC in ICU were recruited in the study. The microbiological characteristics of PICC-related infection were investigated by Vitek 2 Compact automated microbial system. Antibiotics sensitivity was performed with disk diffusion and minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) methods. Multivariate logistic and cox analyses were performed to identify the risk factors for PICC-related infection in ICU patients...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116010/multi-drug-resistance-and-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-gram-negative-bacteria-from-chicken-meat-in-bharatpur-metropolitan-nepal
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Anil Shrestha, Anup Muni Bajracharya, Hemraj Subedi, Raju Shah Turha, Sachin Kafle, Saroj Sharma, Sunil Neupane, Dhiraj Kumar Chaudhary
OBJECTIVE: Multidrug resistance (MDR) and extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producer Gram negative bacteria are considered as a major health problem, globally. ESBL enzyme hydrolyses the beta lactam ring of third generation cephalosporins, which alters the structure of the antibiotic. Due to the modification in structure of the antibiotic, bacteria show resistance to these antibiotics. Resistant bacterial strains are transmitted to humans from animals through consumption of uncooked meat, through contact with uncooked meat and meat surfaces...
November 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111435/pharmacodynamics-of-cefiderocol-a-novel-siderophore-cephalosporin-explored-in-a-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-neutropenic-murine-thigh-model
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Islam M Ghazi, Marguerite L Monogue, Masakatsu Tsuji, David P Nicolau
BACKGROUND: Cefiderocol is a siderophore cephalosporin that displays potent in vitro activity against multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria. We aimed to describe cefiderocol's pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and 24-hour efficacy using dose-ranging methods in the neutropenic murine thigh infection model. METHODS: Infection was established in neutropenic mice (administered cyclophosphamide 150 mg/kg and 100 mg/kg 4 and 1 days prior to inoculation respectively) with 8 Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates (MIC range: 0...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111434/empiric-treatment-of-lower-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-face-of-spreading-multi-drug-resistance-in-vitro-study-of-nitroxoline-effectiveness
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A Sobke, O Makarewicz, M Baier, C Bär, W Pfister, S G Gatermann, M W Pletz, C Forstner
The spread of antimicrobial resistance challenges the empiric treatment in urinary tract infections (UTI). Among others, nitrofurantoin is recommended for first line treatment, but acceptance among clinicians is limited due to chronic nitrofurantoin-induced lung toxicity and insufficient coverage of Enterobacteriaceae other than Escherichia coli. Nitroxoline seems to be an alternative to nitrofurantoin due to its favourable safety profile but data on its current in vitro susceptibility are sparse. In this study susceptibility to nitroxoline was tested against 3,012 urinary clinical isolates (including multidrug-resistant bacteria and Candida spp...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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