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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220547/identification-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-dermatophyte-isolates-by-repetitive-sequence-pcr-based-dna-fingerprinting-using-the-diversilab-system-in-turkey
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A Nedret Koc, Mustafa A Atalay, Melek Inci, Fatma M Sariguzel, Hafize Sav
Dermatophyte species, isolation and identification in clinical samples are still difficult and take a long time. The identification and molecular epidemiology of dermatophytes commonly isolated in a clinical laboratory in Turkey by repetitive sequence-based PCR (rep-PCR) were assessed by comparing the results with those of reference identification. A total of 44 dermatophytes isolated from various clinical specimens of 20 patients with superficial mycoses in Kayseri and 24 patients in Hatay were studied. The identification of dermatophyte isolates was based on the reference identification and rep-PCR using the DiversiLab System (BioMerieux)...
February 21, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160729/comparison-of-emag%C3%A2-versus-nuclisens-%C3%A2-easymag-%C3%A2-performance-on-clinical-specimens
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Magali Garcia, Céline Chessa, Anne Bourgoin, Geneviève Giraudeau, Chloé Plouzeau, Gérard Agius, Nicolas Lévêque, Agnès Beby-Defaux
BACKGROUND: eMAG™ (bioMerieux) is a new nucleic acid extraction platform based on magnetic silica technology, like its predecessor, NucliSENS(®) easyMAG(®) (bioMerieux). Using the same reagents and disposables, eMAG™ adds further automation, allowing simultaneous extraction of 48 samples directly from primary tubes, and distribution of nucleic acid extracts on PCR strips or in tubes at the end of the extraction process. OBJECTIVE: To compare the performance of eMAG™ and easyMAG(®) on various clinical specimens...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159668/performance-analysis-of-two-immunochromatographic-assays-for-the-diagnosis-of-rotavirus-infection
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S De Grazia, F Bonura, A Pepe, S Li Muli, V Cappa, A Collura, D M Terranova, N Urone, F Di Bernardo, D Matranga, G M Giammanco
Group A rotaviruses (RVAs) are the primary cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in young children worldwide. Several commercial tests including latex agglutination, enzyme-linked assays (ELISA) and immunochromatographic tests (ICT) have been developed for the diagnosis of RVA infection. In the present study, the performance of two commercially available one-step chromatographic immunoassays, CerTest Rotavirus+Adenovirus (Biotec S.L, Zaragoza, Spain) and Vikia Rota-Adeno (bioMerieux SA, Lyon, France) were retrospectively evaluated using Real-time PCR as reference test...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154553/identification-and-antifungal-susceptibility-profiles-of-candida-nivariensis-and-candida-bracarensis-in-a-multi-center-chinese-collection-of-yeasts
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Xin Hou, Meng Xiao, Sharon C-A Chen, He Wang, Shu-Ying Yu, Xin Fan, Fanrong Kong, Ying-Chun Xu
Candida nivariensis and C. bracarensis are two emerging cryptic species within the C. glabrata complex. Thirteen of these isolates from 10 hospitals in China were studied for their species identification and antifungal susceptibilities. Phenotypic and molecular [rDNA ITS sequencing, D1/D2 sequencing and ITS sequencer-based capillary gel electrophoresis (SCGE)] and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) MS identification methods were compared for their performance in species identification...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150479/the-intestinal-mycobiota-a-year-of-observation-about-the-incidence-of-yeast-s-isolation-in-fecal-samples
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Lucia Barcella, Santa B Rogolino, Angelo P Barbaro
BACKGROUND: Yeast's presence, especially Candida's species, in the intestinal tract is now considered as part of the normal microbial human flora; however, fungal colonization of the colon may induce to fungal infections, becoming a risk not only in immunocompromised patients but also in normalcompetent subjects. The purpose of this epidemiological study was to evaluate the real incidence of yeasts into the fecal samples both from healthy outpatients and from inpatients, except those from wards concerning immunosuppressive and pediatrics pathologies...
February 1, 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131414/diversity-of-enterococcus-faecalis-genotypes-from-multiple-oral-sites-associated-with-endodontic-failure-using-repetitive-sequence-based-polymerase-chain-reaction-and-arbitrarily-primed-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Maraísa G Delboni, Brenda P F A Gomes, Priscila A Francisco, Fabrício B Teixeira, David Drake
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diversity and similarity of Enterococcus faecalis genotype isolates from multiple oral sites using repetitive sequence-based polymerase chain reaction and arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction (AP-PCR). METHODS: Forty-two endodontically treated teeth with apical periodontitis were selected. A total of 126 microbial samples were collected from 3 different sites (saliva, pulp chamber, and root canals, all n = 42) during the nonsurgical retreatment procedures...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124968/-accurate-diagnosis-of-pseudomonas-luteola-in-routine-microbiology-laboratory-on-the-occasion-of-two-isolates
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Muharrem Çiçek, Gülşen Hasçelik, H Kaan Müştak, K Serdar Diker, Burçin Şener
Pseudomonas luteola which was previously known as Chryseomonas luteola; is a gram-negative, non-fermentative, aerobic, motile, non-spore-forming bacillus. It is frequently found as a saprophyte in soil, water and other damp environments and is an opportunistic pathogen in patients with underlying medical disorders or with indwelling catheters. It has been reported as an uncommon cause of bacteremia, sepsis, septic arthritis, meningitis, endocarditis, and peritonitis. Thus, early and accurate identification of this rare species is important for the treatment and also to provide information about the epidemiology of P...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124956/-investigation-of-the-frequency-and-distribution-of-beta-lactamase-genes-in-the-clinical-isolates-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-collected-from-different-regions-of-turkey-a-multicenter-study
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Fatih Şaban Beriş, Emine Esra Budak, Duygu Gülek, Aytül Uzun, Zeynep Çizmeci, Fırat Zafer Mengeloğlu, Şahin Direkel, Yeliz Çetinkol, Yasemin Ay Altıntop, Meryem Iraz, Tuba Dal, Safiye Umut Say Coşkun, Pervin Özlem Balcı, Tuba Kayman, Ahmet Çalışkan, Yelda Yazıcı, İsmail Tosun, Ayşe Ertürk, Ayşegül Çopur Çiçek
The diversity and distribution of TEM, SHV and CTX-M type of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) are important for the treatment and control of infections. Determination of ESBL genes in clinical isolates by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing can obtain useful data for their molecular epidemiology and risk. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of beta-lactamase genes in Acinetobacter baumannii strains isolated from different regions of Turkey. A total of 519 A.baumannii strains collected from hospitals located at 12 different provinces of Turkey (Bolu (n= 67), Tokat (n= 47), Trabzon (n= 25), Ordu (n= 27), Diyarbakır (n= 47), Niğde (n=31), Kayseri (n= 36), Ankara (n= 41), Kirikkale (n= 26), Kahramanmaraş (n= 25), Mersin (n= 40), Istanbul (n= 107)] between 2011-2012 period were included in the study...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104504/diversity-of-new-delhi-metallo-beta-lactamase-producing-bacteria-in-china
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Xiaofeng Hu, Xuebing Xu, Xu Wang, Wencheng Xue, Haijian Zhou, Ling Zhang, Qiuxia Ma, Rongtao Zhao, Guozheng Li, Peng Li, Chuanfu Zhang, Yun Shi, Jian Wang, Leili Jia, Rongzhang Hao, Ligui Wang, Dayang Zou, Xuelin Liu, Shaofu Qiu, Hongbin Song, Yansong Sun
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence and dissemination of diverse NDM-producing bacteria in China was investigated. METHODS: We collected 1,162 isolates from 8 cities during December 2013∼May 2015 in China. The NDM-positive strains as well as the NDM genotypes in these sample were detected via Vitek 2 compact system (bioMérieux, France), 16S rRNA gene sequencing, PCR and an S1- pulsed-field gel electrophoresis assay and Southern blot hybridization. The horizontal-transfer capability of the blaNDM gene was assessed by filter mating by using a standard E...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093212/long-term-sera-storage-does-not-significantly-modify-the-interpretation-of-toxoplasmosis-serologies
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C Dard, S Bailly, T Drouet, H Fricker-Hidalgo, M P Brenier-Pinchart, H Pelloux
BACKGROUND: Serological investigation of Toxoplasma gondii can answer many questions about toxoplasmosis in human pathology. Along these lines, studies on serum storage in biobanks need to be performed especially in terms of determining the impact of storage on relevance of sera analysis after freezing. This study assessed the impact of long-term sera storage on the stability of anti-Toxoplasma immunoglobulins. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The stability of anti-Toxoplasma IgG and IgM was studied in 244 and 242 sera respectively, stored at -20°C from one month to ten years...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062628/specificity-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-assays-cross-reactivity-with-different-bnp-nt-probnp-and-probnp-peptides
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Amy K Saenger, Olaia Rodriguez-Fraga, Ranka Ler, Jordi Ordonez-Llanos, Allan S Jaffe, Jens Peter Goetze, Fred S Apple
BACKGROUND: B-type natriuretic peptides (BNPs) are used clinically to diagnose and monitor heart failure and are present in the circulation as multiple proBNP-derived fragments. We investigated the specificity of BNP immunoassays with glycosylated and nonglycosylated BNP, N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP), and proBNP peptides to probe the cross-reactivity of each assay. METHODS: Nine B-type natriuretic peptides were studied,including synthetic and recombinant BNP (Shionogi, Scios, Mayo), human and synthetic glycosylated and nonglycosylated NT-proBNP (HyTest, Roche Diagnostics), and human glycosylated and nonglycosylated proBNP (HyTest, Scios)...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035224/enzymatic-activity-of-fungi-isolated-from-crops
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Wioletta A Żukiewicz-Sobczak, Grażyna Cholewa, Paweł Sobczak, Wojciech Silny, Rafał Nadulski, Paulina Wojtyła-Buciora, Jerzy Zagórski
AIM: To detect and assess the activity of extracellular hydrolytic enzymes and to find differences in enzymograms between fungi isolated from wheat and rye samples and grown on Czapek-Dox Broth and Sabouraud Dextrose Broth enriched with cereal (wheat or rye). Isolated strains were also classified in the scale of biosafety levels (BSL). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study used 23 strains of fungi cultured from samples of wheat and rye (grain, grain dust obtained during threshing and soil) collected in the Lublin region (eastern Poland)...
December 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031271/voriconazole-mics-are-predictive-for-the-outcome-of-experimental-disseminated-scedosporiosis
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Adela Martin-Vicente, Josep Guarro, Gloria M González, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Michaela Lackner, Javier Capilla
BACKGROUND: Scedosporiosis is associated with a mortality rate of up to 90% in patients suffering from disseminated infections. Recommended first-line treatment is voriconazole, but epidemiological cut-off values and clinical breakpoints have not been determined. OBJECTIVES: To correlate voriconazole treatment response in mice suffering from disseminated scedosporiosis with MIC values determined using CLSI broth microdilution, Etest (bioMérieux) and disc diffusion...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995865/the-molecular-epidemiology-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bloodstream-infection-isolates-in-a-non-outbreak-setting
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Kate L McCarthy, Tim J Kidd, David L Paterson
The molecular epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream infection (BSI) isolates has received limited attention. This study aims to characterise the molecular relationship of P. aeruginosa bloodstream infection isolates in the non-outbreak setting at a single tertiary healthcare facility. P. aeruginosa BSI isolates from patients who were admitted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital over a 13 month period from November 2009 were identified retrospectively from the Pathology Queensland Clinical and Scientific Information System...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988132/survival-and-detection-of-coliforms-enterobacteriaceae-and-gram-negative-bacteria-in-greek-yogurt
#15
C J Hervert, N H Martin, K J Boor, M Wiedmann
Despite the widespread use of coliforms as indicator bacteria, increasing evidence suggests that the Enterobacteriaceae (EB) and total gram-negative groups more accurately reflect the hygienic status of high-temperature, short-time pasteurized milk and processing environments. If introduced into milk as postpasteurization contamination, these bacteria may grow to high levels and produce a wide range of sensory-related defects. However, limited information is available on the use and survival of bacterial hygiene indicators in dairy products outside of pasteurized fluid milk and cheese...
February 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987422/diagnostic-performance-of-serological-assays-for-anti-hbs-testing-results-from-a-quality-assessment-program
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Stijn Raven, Jeannine Hautvast, Jim van Steenbergen, Reinier Akkermans, Cas Weykamp, Francis Smits, Christian Hoebe, Ann Vossen
BACKGROUND: Post-vaccination testing after hepatitis B vaccination is indispensable to evaluate long-term immunological protection. Using a threshold level of antibodies against hepatitis B surface antigen (anti-HBs) to define serological protection, implies reproducible and valid measurements of different diagnostic assays. OBJECTIVES: In this study we assess the performance of currently used anti-HBs assays. STUDY DESIGN: In 2013, 45 laboratories participated in an external quality assessment program using pooled anti-HBs serum samples around the cutoff values 10IU/l and 100IU/l...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987046/matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-maldi-tof-ms-for-rapid-identification-of-micro-organisms-in-the-routine-clinical-microbiology-laboratory
#17
C Wattal, J K Oberoi, N Goel, R Raveendran, S Khanna
The study evaluates the utility of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) Vitek MS for identification of microorganisms in the routine clinical microbiology laboratory. From May 2013 to April 2014, microbial isolates recovered from various clinical samples were identified by Vitek MS. In case of failure to identify by Vitek MS, the isolate was identified using the Vitek 2 system (bioMerieux, France) and serotyping wherever applicable or otherwise by nucleic acid-mediated methods...
December 16, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955639/control-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-outbreak-in-an-intensive-care-unit-of-a-teaching-hospital-in-southern-italy
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Aida Bianco, Angela Quirino, Mariavalentina Giordano, Vito Marano, Claudia Rizzo, Maria Carla Liberto, Alfredo Focà, Maria Pavia
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii is an opportunistic pathogen that has become a major cause of concern, since it is a frequent cause of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). The aim of the study was to describe the occurrence, the management and the control of an outbreak that occurred in an intensive care unit (ICU) of a teaching hospital in Southern Italy caused by multiple strains of extensively drug-resistant A. baumannii (XDRAB). METHODS: Case-patient was defined as a patient with an healthcare-associated infection caused by an XDRAB isolate identified in a clinically significant culture...
December 12, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934842/infections-related-to-granulicatella-adiacens-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-literature
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S Macin, A Ç İnkaya, Ö Tuncer, S Ünal, Y Akyön
Infections due to nutritionally variant streptococci are diagnosed rarely due to difficulties encountered during identification and isolation. Mortality rate in these infections is high therefore appropriate supplemented media and reliable detection systems should be implemented to isolate these fastidious organisms. Here, we describe two cases of Granulicatella adiacens infections. All microbiologic identifications were made with MALDI-TOF Vitek MS (BioMerieux, France), and the results confirmed by 16S ribotyping...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927915/comparative-evaluation-of-four-phenotypic-tests-for-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-gram-negative-bacteria
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Audrey Noël, Te-Din Huang, Catherine Berhin, Martin Hoebeke, Warda Bouchahrouf, Sami Yunus, Pierre Bogaerts, Youri Glupczynski
Four screening assays aimed for rapid detection of carbapenemase production from Gram-negative bacterial isolates, i.e., the Neo-Rapid Carb kit (Rosco Diagnostica A/S), the Rapidec Carba NP test (bioMérieux SA), the β Carba test (Bio-Rad Laboratories N.V.), and a homemade electrochemical assay (BYG Carba test) were evaluated against a panel comprising 328 clinical isolates (Enterobacteriaceae [n = 198] and nonfermentative Gram-negative bacilli [n = 130]) with previously characterized resistance mechanisms to carbapenems...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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