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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792971/impact-of-active-surveillance-and-infection-control-measures-on-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacterial-colonization-and-infections-in-intensive-care
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T Karampatakis, K Tsergouli, E Iosifidis, C Antachopoulos, A Karapanagiotou, A Karyoti, N Gritsi-Gerogianni, A Tsakris, E Roilides
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (CRGNB) infections constitute a global threat for critically ill patients and the outcome of their hospitalization. Early identification of CRGNB through rectal surveillance cultures and routine infection control measures including contact precautions, use of appropriate disinfectants, staff education on cleaning, and hand hygiene may reduce the dissemination of CRGNB. AIM: To assess the impact of enhanced infection control measures on CRGNB infections in a nine-bed polyvalent intensive care unit in a tertiary level hospital in an endemic area...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792433/hinduchelins-a-d-noncytotoxic-catechol-derivatives-from-streptoalloteichus-hindustanus
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Fei He, Hitomi Nakamura, Shotaro Hoshino, Joyce Seow Fong Chin, Liang Yang, Huiping Zhang, Fumiaki Hayashi, Ikuro Abe
Four new catechol derivatives, hinduchelins A-D (1-4), composed of 2,3- dihydroxybenzoic acid, threonine, and decarboxylated phenylalanine, were isolated from Streptoalloteichus hindustanus. Their structures and absolute configurations were elucidated by interpretation of NMR and HRMS data and quantum chemical ECD calculations. The iron-binding properties of the compounds were evaluated by a pyoverdine production assay in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and compound 4 showed moderate ability to induce pyoverdine production at 50 μM...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791769/bioprospecting-from-marine-coastal-sediments-of-colombian-caribbean-screening-and-study-of-antimicrobial-activity
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M Quintero, A Velásquez, L M Jutinico, E Jiménez-Vergara, L M Blandón, K Martinez, H S Lee, J Gómez-León
AIMS: To isolate microorganisms associated to marine - coastal sediments of colombian Caribbean and for evaluating its antimicrobial activity in order to identify the most active strains. METHODS AND RESULTS: 104 strains were isolated from sediment samples of the colombian Caribbean. First at all, an antimicrobial activity screening was made using agar well diffusion method against the pathogens: Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789189/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-enterobacteriaceae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-from-united-states-medical-centers-stratified-by-infection-type-results-from-the-international-network-for-optimal-resistance-monitoring-inform-surveillance-program-2015
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Helio S Sader, Mariana Castanheira, Leonard R Duncan, Robert K Flamm
A total of 18,656 Enterobacteriaceae and 4,175 Pseudomonas aeruginosa were consecutively collected from 85 US hospitals and tested for susceptibility by broth microdilution methods in a central monitoring laboratory (JMI Laboratories). The antimicrobial susceptibility and frequency of key resistance phenotypes were assessed and stratified by infection type as follows: bloodstream (BSI; 3,434 isolates; 15.0%), pneumonia (6,439; 28.2%), skin and skin structure (SSSI; 4,134; 18.1%), intra-abdominal (IAI; 951; 4...
April 26, 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789006/outcomes-of-lung-transplantation-in-adults-with-bronchiectasis
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Jodie Birch, Syba S Sunny, Katy L M Hester, Gareth Parry, F Kate Gould, John H Dark, Stephen C Clark, Gerard Meachery, James Lordan, Andrew J Fisher, Paul A Corris, Anthony De Soyza
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation is a well-established treatment for end-stage non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (BR), though information regarding outcomes of transplantation remains limited. Our results of lung transplantation for Br are reported here. METHODS: A retrospective review of case notes and transplantation databases was conducted for patients that had underwent lung transplantation for bronchiectasis at the Freeman Hospital between 1990 and 2013. RESULTS: Fourty two BR patients underwent lung transplantation, the majority (39) having bilateral sequential lung transplantation...
May 22, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788897/biofilm-destruction-on-endotracheal-tube-associated-pneumonia-by-photodynamic-inactivation
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Kate Cristina Blanco, Amanda C Zangirolami, Natalia M Inada, Vanderlei S Bagnato
Hospital infections is a public health problem that can occur with the use of catheters and endotracheal tubes (ETT). Pathogenic microorganisms may adhere to surfaces of these materials forming biofilm. Microbial biofilms presents an extracellular polymer matrix that promotes resistance of microorganisms to factors such as pH, temperature and drugs. The ETT is used to assist a patient with compromised breathing function. ETT biofilm may cause ventilator-associated pneumonia. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia is associated with a 21-fold increase in risk for mechanical ventilation...
May 22, 2018: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788067/control-of-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-by-a-novel-bundle-including-remodeling-of-sanitary-and-water-supply-systems
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May 16, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787835/the-expression-of-the-genes-involved-in-leucine-catabolism-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-is-controlled-by-the-transcriptional-regulator-liur-and-by-the-cbrab-crc-system
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Alma Laura Díaz-Pérez, Cinthia Núñez, Victor Meza Carmen, Jesús Campos-García
Pseudomonas aeruginosa metabolizes leucine through the leucine/isovalerate utilization pathway, whose enzymes are encoded in the liuRABCDE gene cluster (liu). In this study, we investigated the role of the LiuR protein in the liu cluster regulation. Our results indicated that liu expression is regulated at the transcriptional level by LiuR. Mobility shift assays using purified recombinant His-tagged LiuR showed that it was able to bind at the promoter region of liuR, in a dose-dependent manner. Results revealed that expression of the liu operon is subjected to carbon catabolite repression control (CCR); protein LiuD was strongly expressed in the presence of leucine, but it was repressed in the presence of glucose or succinate...
May 19, 2018: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785517/optimization-and-enhancement-of-textile-reactive-remazol-black-b-decolorization-and-detoxification-by-environmentally-isolated-ph-tolerant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-ky284155
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Rasha A Hashem, Reham Samir, Tamer M Essam, Amal E Ali, Magdy A Amin
Azo dyes are complex derivatives of diazene used in food and textile manufacture. They are highly recalcitrant compounds, and account for severe environmental and health problems. Different strains of Pseudomonas species were isolated from textile wastewater effluents. The bioconversion of Remazol black B (a commonly used water soluble dye) by Pseudomonas aeruginosa was observed in static conditions. The bio-decolorization process was optimized by a multi factorial Plackett-Burman experimental design. Decolorization of 200 mg L-1 reached 100% in 32 h...
May 21, 2018: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785214/etiological-trends-and-patterns-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-respiratory-infections
#10
Salma M Al-Zain Ahmed, Sara S Abdelrahman, Doua M Saad, Isra S Osman, Modasir G Osman, Eltahir A G Khalil
Background: Respiratory infections are one of the commonest causes of morbidity and mortality related to infectious diseases worldwide. The emergence of antimicrobial resistance is a major global health problem which is well established in developing countries. Good clinical suspicion and correct laboratory identification of respiratory infection causing organisms followed by the appropriate management are needed to compact both community-acquired and nosocomial infection respiratory infections...
2018: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784885/-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-regulated-intramembrane-proteolysis-rip-protease-mucp-can-overcome-mutations-in-the-algo-periplasmic-protease-to-restore-alginate-production-in-nonmucoid-revertants
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Camila Delgado, Laura Florez, Ivonne Lollett, Christine Lopez, Shiva Kangeyan, Hansi Kumari, Marios Stylianou, Robert J Smiddy, Lisa Schneper, Robert T Sautter, George Szatmari, Kalai Mathee
The progression of cystic fibrosis (CF) from an acute to a chronic disease is often associated with the conversion of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa from a nonmucoid form to a mucoid form in the lung. This conversion involves the overproduction of the exopolysaccharide alginate, whose production is under control of the AlgT/U sigma factor. This factor is regulated posttranslationally by an extremely unstable process and has been commonly attributed to mutations in the algT/U gene. By exploiting this unstable phenotype, we isolated 34 spontaneous nonmucoid variants arising from the mucoid strain PDO300, a PAO1 derivative containing the mucA22 allele commonly found in mucoid CF isolates...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784845/interaction-of-bacterial-phenazines-with-colistimethate-in-bronchial-epithelial-cells
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Valeri V Mossine, Deborah L Chance, James K Waters, Thomas P Mawhinney
Multidrug-resistant bacterial infections are being increasingly treated in clinics with polymyxins, a class of antibiotics associated with adverse effects in the kidney, nervous system, or airways of a significant proportion of human and animal patients. Although many of the resistant pathogens display enhanced virulence, a hazard of cytotoxic interactions between polymyxin antibiotics and bacterial virulence factors (VFs) has not been assessed, to date. We report here on testing paired combinations of four Pseudomonas aeruginosa VF phenazine toxins, pyocyanin (PYO), 1-hydroxyphenazine (1-HP), phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA), phenazine-1-carboxamide (PCN), and two commonly prescribed polymyxin drugs, colistimethate (CMS)/colistin and polymyxin B, in three human airway cell lines, BEAS-2B, HBE-1, and CFT-1...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784475/post-fabrication-qac-functionalized-thermoplastic-polyurethane-for-contact-killing-catheter-applications
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Zachary K Zander, Peiru Chen, Yen-Hao Hsu, Nathan Z Dreger, Laura Savariau, Willie C McRoy, Alec E Cerchiari, Sean D Chambers, Hazel A Barton, Matthew L Becker
The use of catheters is ubiquitous in medicine and the incidence of infection remains unacceptably high despite numerous advances in functional surfaces and drug elution. Herein we report the use of a thermoplastic polyurethane containing an allyl ether side-chain functionality (allyl-TPU) that allows for rapid and convenient surface modification with antimicrobial reagents, post-processing. This post-processing functionalization affords the ability to target appropriate TPU properties and maintain the functional groups on the surface of the device where they do not affect bulk properties...
May 11, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782697/fewer-defects-in-the-surface-slows-the-hydrolysis-rate-decreases-the-ros-generation-potential-and-improves-the-non-ros-antimicrobial-activity-of-mgo
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Nemanja Anicˇić, Marija Vukomanović, Tilen Koklicˇ, Danilo Suvorov
Magnesium oxide (MgO) is recognised as exhibiting a contact-based antibacterial activity. However, a comprehensive study of the impact of atomic-scale surface features on MgO's antibacterial activity is lacking. In this study, the nature and abundance of the native surface defects on different MgO powders are thoroughly investigated. Their impacts on the hydrolysis kinetics, antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli (ATCC 47076), Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation potential are determined and explained...
May 21, 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781996/replication-of-the-ordered-nonredundant-library-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-strain-pa14-transposon-insertion-mutants
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Eliana Drenkard, Rhianna M Hibbler, D Alina Gutu, Alexander D Eaton, Amy L Silverio, Frederick M Ausubel, Bryan P Hurley, Lael M Yonker
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a phenotypically and genotypically diverse and adaptable Gram-negative bacterium ubiquitous in human environments. P. aeruginosa is able to form biofilms, develop antibiotic resistance, produce virulence factors, and rapidly evolve in the course of a chronic infection. Thus P. aeruginosa can cause both acute and chronic, difficult to treat infections, resulting in significant morbidity in certain patient populations. P. aeruginosa strain PA14 is a human clinical isolate with a conserved genome structure that infects a variety of mammalian and nonvertebrate hosts making PA14 an attractive strain for studying this pathogen...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781307/anti-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-activity-of-hemlock-conium-maculatum-apiaceae-essential-oil
#16
Michela Di Napoli, Mario Varcamonti, Adriana Basile, Maurizio Bruno, Filippo Maggi, Anna Zanfardino
Conium maculatum is a nitrophilous weed belonging to the Apiaceae family and occurring in hedgerows, pastures, waste ground, along rivers and roadsides. Little is known on the chemistry and bioactivity of other secondary metabolites occurring in the plant. In the present work, we have analysed the chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of the essential oils hydrodistilled from leaves and inflorescenes of C. maculatum growing in Sicily, Italy. The composition of essential oils was achieved by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis, whereas the inhibitory effects on the growth of two Gram negative strains, namely Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were assessed by two different analysis...
May 21, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780759/para-substituted-functionalised-ferrocene-esters-with-novel-antibacterial-properties
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Kevin Muñoz Forti, Faviola Bernard, Gustavo Santiago-Collazo, Waldemar Garcia, Jose L Vera, Enrique Meléndez, Edu B Suarez-Martinez
Introduction: Bacterial antibiotic resistance is on rise despite advances in the development of new antibiotics. In an attempt to circumvent resistance, scientists are shifting focus from modifying existent antibiotics to identifying new antibiotic compounds. Aim: To assess the potential antibiotic effects of functionalised ferrocenecarboxylates para-substituted on the phenoxy pendant group to form: 4-fluorophenyl, 4-chlorophenyl, 4-bromophenyl, 4-iodophenyl and 4-(H-pyrrol-1-yl)phenyl...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780361/challenges-and-promises-for-planning-future-clinical-research-into-bacteriophage-therapy-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-cystic-fibrosis-an-argumentative-review
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REVIEW
Martina Rossitto, Ersilia V Fiscarelli, Paola Rosati
Although early aggressive and prolonged treatment with specific antibiotics can extend survival in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) colonized by opportunistic Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA), antibiotics fail to eradicate the infecting multidrug-resistant (MDR) PA strains in CF. Century-long research has suggested treating patients with bacteriophages (phages, prokaryotic viruses) naturally hosted by bacteria. Although the only phage types used in therapy, lytic phages, lyse PA aggregated in biofilm matrix by depolymerase degrading enzymes, how they can effectively, safely, and persistently do so in patients with CF is unclear...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778820/synthesis-of-bioactive-compounds-from-vermicast-isolated-actinomycetes-species-and-its-antimicrobial-activity-against-human-pathogenic-bacteria
#19
R Balachandar, N Karmegam, M Saravanan, R Subbaiya, P Gurumoorthy
The present study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial activities of bioactive compounds synthesized from vermicast isolated actinomycetes species. Specifically, the synthesized bioactive compounds were evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against selected Gram + ve and Gram-ve human pathogenic bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus circulans, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli. Interestingly, a total of five different actinomycetesspecies were recovered from vermicasts...
May 17, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778760/electrochemical-disinfection-of-groundwater-for-civil-use-an-example-of-an-effective-endogenous-advanced-oxidation-process
#20
Achille De Battisti, Paolo Formaglio, Sergio Ferro, Mustafa Al Aukidy, Paola Verlicchi
Lab-scale experiments using real groundwater were carried out using the CabECO® reactor system in order to evaluate its suitability for producing safe water, acceptable for civil purposes. Trials were carried out in discontinuous and in continuous mode, analyzing the influence of electrical and hydraulic process parameters on the quality of treated water. The use of highly boron-doped diamond electrodes in the reactor allowed the electrosynthesis of considerable amounts of ozone. Because of the relatively high amount of chloride in the groundwater samples, a mixture of HOCl/ClO- was also synthesized...
May 12, 2018: Chemosphere
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