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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812924/susceptibility-testing-and-reporting-of-new-antibiotics-with-a-focus-on-tedizolid-an-international-working-group-report
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Mark H Wilcox, Natalia Dmitrieva, Ana Cristina Gales, Irina Petukhova, Suleiman Al-Obeid, Flavia Rossi, Joseph M Blondeau
Inappropriate use and overuse of antibiotics are among the most important factors in resistance development, and effective antibiotic stewardship measures are needed to optimize outcomes. Selection of appropriate antimicrobials relies on accurate and timely antimicrobial susceptibility testing. However, the availability of clinical breakpoints and in vitro susceptibility testing often lags behind regulatory approval by several years for new antimicrobials. A Working Group of clinical/medical microbiologists from Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Russia and the UK recently examined issues surrounding antimicrobial susceptibility testing for novel antibiotics...
August 16, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812563/multicopy-plasmids-potentiate-the-evolution-of-antibiotic-resistance-in-bacteria
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Alvaro San Millan, Jose Antonio Escudero, Danna R Gifford, Didier Mazel, R Craig MacLean
Plasmids are thought to play a key role in bacterial evolution by acting as vehicles for horizontal gene transfer, but the role of plasmids as catalysts of gene evolution remains unexplored. We challenged populations of Escherichia coli carrying the blaTEM-1 β-lactamase gene on either the chromosome or a multicopy plasmid (19 copies per cell) with increasing concentrations of ceftazidime. The plasmid accelerated resistance evolution by increasing the rate of appearance of novel TEM-1 mutations, thereby conferring resistance to ceftazidime, and then by amplifying the effect of TEM-1 mutations due to the increased gene dosage...
November 7, 2016: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811656/phageterm-a-tool-for-fast-and-accurate-determination-of-phage-termini-and-packaging-mechanism-using-next-generation-sequencing-data
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Julian R Garneau, Florence Depardieu, Louis-Charles Fortier, David Bikard, Marc Monot
The worrying rise of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is leading to a renewed interest in bacteriophages as a treatment option. Novel sequencing technologies enable description of an increasing number of phage genomes, a critical piece of information to understand their life cycle, phage-host interactions, and evolution. In this work, we demonstrate how it is possible to recover more information from sequencing data than just the phage genome. We developed a theoretical and statistical framework to determine DNA termini and phage packaging mechanisms using NGS data...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811347/tifa-signaling-in-gastric-epithelial-cells-initiates-the-cag-type-4-secretion-system-dependent-innate-immune-response-to-helicobacter-pylori-infection
#4
Alevtina Gall, Ryan G Gaudet, Scott D Gray-Owen, Nina R Salama
Helicobacter pylori is a bacterial pathogen that colonizes the human stomach, causing inflammation which, in some cases, leads to gastric ulcers and cancer. The clinical outcome of infection depends on a complex interplay of bacterial, host genetic, and environmental factors. Although H. pylori is recognized by both the innate and adaptive immune systems, this rarely results in bacterial clearance. Gastric epithelial cells are the first line of defense against H. pylori and alert the immune system to bacterial presence...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811243/preserving-the-commons-addressing-the-sustainable-use-of-antibiotics-through-an-economic-lens
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REVIEW
C M Morel, S E Edwards, S Harbarth
BACKGROUND: As the growth of antibiotic resistance is in large part due to the widespread use of antibiotics, every effort must be made to ensure their sustainable use. AIMS: This narrative review aims to assess the potential contribution of health economic analyses to sustainable use efforts. SOURCES: The work draws on existing literature and experience with health economic tools. CONTENT: The study examines some of the weaknesses in the health, regulatory, and industry arenas that could be contributing to inappropriate or sub-optimal prescribing of antibiotics and describes how economic analysis could be utilized to improve current practice by comparing both costs and health outcomes in order to maximize societal wellbeing over the longer-term...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809441/design-and-fabrication-of-temperature-sensitive-nanogels-with-controlled-drug-release-properties-for-enhanced-photothermal-sterilization
#6
Luoyuan Li, Limin Fu, Jing Zhou, Xicheng Ai, Jianping Zhang
Excessive free radicals can cause normal protein metamorphic, and further damage healthy cells, while the damaged cells are more prone to infection with pathogenic bacteria. For better removing excessive free radicals and deleterious bacteria from human body, it is urgently needed to develop synergistic antioxidant and antibacterial agents. Herein, we designed novel temperature-sensitive, curcumin (Cur)-loaded nanogels to scavenge reactive oxygen species and kill pathogenic bacteria. Photothermal sterilization, different from traditional antibiotics, is a promising and effective treatment for inactivation of pathogenic bacteria...
August 15, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809395/cryo-em-structures-of-the-80s-ribosomes-from-human-parasites-trichomonas-vaginalis-and-toxoplasma-gondii
#7
Zhifei Li, Qiang Guo, Lvqin Zheng, Yongsheng Ji, Yi-Ting Xie, De-Hua Lai, Zhao-Rong Lun, Xun Suo, Ning Gao
As an indispensable molecular machine universal in all living organisms, the ribosome has been selected by evolution to be the natural target of many antibiotics and small-molecule inhibitors. High-resolution structures of pathogen ribosomes are crucial for understanding the general and unique aspects of translation control in disease-causing microbes. With cryo-electron microscopy technique, we have determined structures of the cytosolic ribosomes from two human parasites, Trichomonas vaginalis and Toxoplasma gondii, at resolution of 3...
August 15, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808592/a-case-of-fulminant-meningococcemia-it-is-all-in-the-complement
#8
Kellie L Hawkins, Mariah Hoffman, Sonia Okuyama, Sarah E Rowan
Eculizumab is a novel monoclonal antibody that inhibits complement-mediated hemolysis in patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). Complement deficiency is a well-known risk factor for meningococcal infection. We describe a case of a young patient with PNH treated with eculizumab who presented with a life-threatening case of nongroupable meningococcemia. As this new biologic agent becomes more widely prescribed, providers should be aware of the increased risk of meningococcemia. In addition to vaccination, providers may consider the use of oral penicillin for antibiotic prophylaxis against Neisseria meningitidis in these cases of functional complement deficiency...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808156/the-identification-of-staphylococcus-aureus-factors-required-for-pathogenicity-and-growth-in-human-blood
#9
John Connolly, Emma Boldock, Lynne R Prince, Stephen A Renshaw, Moira K Whyte, Simon J Foster
Staphylococcus aureus is a human commensal but also has devastating potential as an opportunist pathogen. S. aureus bacteraemia is often associated with an adverse outcome. To identify potential targets for novel control approaches we have identified S. aureus components that are required for growth on human blood. An ordered transposon mutant library was screened, identifying 9 genes involved specifically in haemolysis or growth on human blood agar compared to the parental strain. Three genes (purA, purB and pabA) were subsequently found to be required for pathogenesis in the zebrafish embryo infection model...
August 14, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807918/relationships-of-vancomycin-pharmacokinetics-to-body-size-and-composition-by-computed-tomography-analysis-a-novel-pharmacomorphomic-approach
#10
Manjunath P Pai, Brian A Derstine, Matt Lichty, Brian E Ross, June Sullivan, Grace L Su, Stewart C Wang
Antibiotics such as vancomycin are empirically dosed on body weight, which may not be optimal across the expanding adult body size distribution. Our aim was to compare the relationships between morphomic parameters generated from computed tomography images to conventional body size metrics as predictors of vancomycin pharmacokinetics (PK). This single center retrospective study included 300 patients with 1622 vancomycin concentration (52% trough) measurements. Bayesian estimation was used to compute individual vancomycin volume of distribution of the central compartment (Vc) and clearance (CL)...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807915/both-14-day-hybrid-and-bismuth-quadruple-therapies-cure-most-patients-with-helicobacter-pylori-infection-in-populations-with-moderate-antibiotic-resistance-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Feng-Woei Tsay, Deng-Chyang Wu, Hsien-Chung Yu, Sung-Shuo Kao, Kung-Hung Lin, Jin-Shiung Cheng, Huay-Min Wang, Wen-Chi Chen, Wei-Chih Sun, Kuo-Wang Tsai, Ping-I Hsu
BACKGROUND & AIM: Hybrid therapy is a novel two-step treatment achieving a high eradication rate for H. pylori infection. Currently, whether this new therapy achieves a higher eradication rate than bismuth quadruple therapy remains an unanswered question. The aim of this prospective, randomized, comparive study was to investigate the efficacies of 14-day hybrid therapy and bismuth quadruple therapy in the treatment of H. pylori infection.METHODS: From July 2013 to June 2015, eligible H. pylori-infected subjects were randomly assigned to receive either 14-day bismuth quadruple therapy (pantoprazole, bismuth subcitrate, tetracycline, and metronidazole for 14 days) or 14-day hybrid therapy (a 7-day dual therapy with pantoprazole plus amoxicillin, followed by a 7-day quadraple therapy with pantoprazole plus amoxicillin, clarithromycin and metronidazole)...
August 14, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807478/role-of-lipid-mediators-in-the-regulation-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-responses-in-dairy-cattle
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REVIEW
Vengai Mavangira, Lorraine M Sordillo
Periparturient dairy cows experience an increased incidence and severity of several inflammatory-based diseases such as mastitis and metritis. Factors associated with the physiological adaptation to the onset of lactation can impact the efficiency of the inflammatory response at a time when it is most needed to eliminate infectious pathogens that cause these economically important diseases. Oxidative stress, for example, occurs when there is an imbalance between the production of oxygen radicals during periods of high metabolic demand and the reduced capabilities of the host's antioxidant defenses...
August 2, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806947/conessine-as-a-novel-inhibitor-of-multidrug-efflux-pump-systems-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Thanyaluck Siriyong, Potjanee Srimanote, Sasitorn Chusri, Boon-Ek Yingyongnarongkul, Channarong Suaisom, Varomyalin Tipmanee, Supayang Piyawan Voravuthikunchai
BACKGROUND: Holarrhena antidysenterica has been employed as an ethnobotanical plant for the treatment of dysentery, diarrhoea, fever, and bacterial infections. Biological activities of the principle compound, conessine including anti-diarrhoea and anti-plasmodial effects were documented. Our previous study reported potency of Holarrhena antidysenterica extract and conessine as resistance modifying agents against extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. This study aimed to investigate (i) whether conessine, a steroidal alkaloid compound, could act as a resistance modifying agent against multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and (ii) whether MexAB-OprM efflux pump involved in the mechanism...
August 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806686/simultaneous-determination-of-16-macrolide-antibiotics-and-4-metabolites-in-milk-by-using-quick-easy-cheap-effective-rugged-and-safe-extraction-quechers-and-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
#14
Weie Zhou, Yun Ling, Tong Liu, Yuan Zhang, Jianzhi Li, Hongna Li, Wenjie Wu, Shoujun Jiang, Feng Feng, Fei Yuan, Feng Zhang
A novel analytical method was developed and validated for simultaneous analysis of 16 macrolide antibiotics and 4 metabolites in milk. A modified quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe extraction method (QuEChERS) optimized by response surface methodology (RSM) was used for sample preparation. All the drugs were subsequently separated and detected by high performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS), using roxithromycin as internal standards for maximum accuracy and precision...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806566/volumetric-adsorptive-microsampling-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-assay-for-the-simultaneous-quantification-of-four-antibiotics-in-human-blood-method-development-validation-and-comparison-with-dried-blood-spot
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Sebastiano Barco, Elio Castagnola, Andrea Moscatelli, James Rudge, Gino Tripodi, Giuliana Cangemi
In this paper we show the development and validation of a volumetric absorptive microsampling (VAMS™)-LC-MS/MS method for the simultaneous quantification of four antibiotics: piperacillin-tazobactam, meropenem, linezolid and ceftazidime in 10μL human blood. The novel VAMS-LC-MS/MS method has been compared with a dried blood spot (DBS)-based method in terms of impact of hematocrit (HCT) on accuracy, reproducibility, recovery and matrix effect. Antibiotics were extracted from VAMS and DBS by protein precipitation with methanol after a re-hydration step at 37°C for 10min...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806050/linking-high-throughput-screens-to-identify-moas-and-novel-inhibitors-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-dihydrofolate-reductase
#16
John P Santa Maria, Yumi Park, Lihu Yang, Nicholas Murgolo, Michael D Altman, Paul Zuck, Greg Adam, Chad Chamberlin, Peter Saradjian, Peter Dandliker, Helena I M Boshoff, Clifton E Barry, Charles Garlisi, David B Olsen, Katherine Young, Meir Glick, Elliott Nickbarg, Peter S Kutchukian
Though phenotypic and target-based high-throughput screening approaches have been employed to discover new antibiotics, the identification of promising therapeutic candidates remains challenging. Each approach provides different information, and understanding their results can provide hypotheses for mechanism of action (MoA) and reveal actionable chemical matter. Here we describe a framework for identifying efficacy targets of bioactive compounds. High throughput biophysical profiling against a broad range of targets coupled with machine learning is employed to identify chemical features with predicted efficacy targets for a given phenotypic screen...
August 14, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802354/a-novel-management-of-streptococcal-pharyngotonsillar-infections-by-laser-activated-silver-nanoparticles-and-methylene-blue-conjugate-in%C3%A2-vitro-study
#17
Ahmed Kassab, Ola Dabous, Mona Morsy
INTRODUCTION: Species of Streptococcus are classified based on their hemolytic properties into alpha and beta types. And, since antimicrobial drug resistance is an increasingly problematic issue, the efforts to develop modalities that would overcome this obstacle and avoid antibiotic side effects is an ongoing challenge. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 20 patients from both sexes were selected. The isolated organisms were identified according to standard laboratory methods...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802133/sorptive-removal-of-ionizable-antibiotic-sulfamethazine-from-aqueous-solution-by-graphene-oxide-coated-biochar-nanocomposites-influencing-factors-and-mechanism
#18
Danlian Huang, Xi Wang, Chen Zhang, Guangming Zeng, Zhiwei Peng, Jin Zhou, Min Cheng, Rongzhong Wang, Zhengxun Hu, Xiang Qin
Significant concerns have been raised over antibiotics pollution in aquatic environments in recent years. In this study, sorption of sulfamethazine (SMT) by novel graphene oxide-coated biochar nanocomposites (GO-BC) based on graphene oxide (GO) with bamboo sawdust biochar (BC) was investigated. In comparison with the original BC, the sorption capacity of GO-BC for SMT increased by 1.14 times. Sorption of SMT onto GO-BC was proved to be dominantly by chemisorption, and Freundlich isotherm described the sorption adequately...
July 31, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802127/investigations-on-the-molecular-mode-of-action-of-the-novel-immunostimulator-zelnate-activation-of-the-cgas-sting-pathway-in-mammalian-cells
#19
Thomas Ilg
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is usually prevented or treated with vaccines and/or antibiotics. The use of antibiotics is, however, of concern due to the potential promotion of microbial resistance and the occurrence of residues. Recently an alternative aid in the treatment of BRD, the cationic lipid/bacterial plasmid DNA liposome-based immunomodulator ZelNate, has entered the veterinary market. In the present study, we provide data on the molecular mode of action of ZelNate. Despite the presence of numerous non-methylated CpG motifs in its plasmid DNA, ZelNate proved to be inactive on human and mouse toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) in cell culture, in both recombinant and natural cellular receptor settings...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802119/gambling-with-antibiotics-a-novel-approach-for-exploring-antibiotic-consumption-decision-making
#20
N R Naylor, I Uchegbu, A Chatterjee, J V Robotham
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August 9, 2017: Public Health
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