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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332258/photodynamic-antimicrobial-chemotherapy-pact-using-toluidine-blue-inhibits-both-growth-and-biofilm-formation-by-candida-krusei
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Bruna Graziele Marques da Silva, Moisés Lopes Carvalho, Isabela Bueno Rosseti, Stella Zamuner, Maricilia Silva Costa
Among non-albicans Candida species, the opportunistic pathogen Candida krusei emerges because of the high mortality related to infections produced by this yeast. The Candida krusei is an opportunistic pathogen presenting an intrinsic resistance to fluconazol. In spite of the reduced number of infections produced by C. krusei, its occurrence is increasing in some groups of patients submitted to the use of fluconazol for prophylaxis. Photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (PACT) is a potential antimicrobial therapy that combines visible light and a nontoxic dye, known as a photosensitizer, producing reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can kill the treated cells...
January 13, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324426/a-sweet-solution-the-use-of-medical-grade-honey-on-oral-mucositis-in-the-pediatric-oncology-patient
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Ferne T Elsass
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric patients develop mucositis when receiving treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation; the most common and sensitive is oral mucositis. Mouth rinses containing antimicrobial, antihistamine, and analgesic medications are the mainstay for pediatric patients; however, patients often refuse these rinses due to the taste or texture. Also, patients under 1 year of age are unable to use these products. OBJECTIVE: Herein, the improvement of oral mucositis with standard oral care and additional use of active Leptospermum honey in pediatric oncology patients after chemotherapy is demonstrated...
December 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322455/construction-and-use-of-staphylococcus-aureus-strains-to-study-within-host-infection-dynamics
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Gareth McVicker, Tomasz K Prajsnar, Simon J Foster
The study of the dynamics that occur during the course of a bacterial infection has been attempted using several methods. Here we discuss the construction of a set of antibiotic-resistant, otherwise-isogenic Staphylococcus aureus strains that can be used to observe the progress of systemic disease in a mouse model at various time-points postinfection. The strains can likewise be used to study the progression of infection in other animal infection models, such as the zebrafish embryo. Furthermore, the use of antibiotic resistance tags provides a convenient system with which to investigate the effect of antimicrobial chemotherapy during disease...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322242/utility-of-fosfomycin-as-antibacterial-prophylaxis-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Tanya Zapolskaya, Sarah Perreault, Dayna McManus, Jeffrey E Topal
PURPOSE: Prolonged and profound neutropenia is common among hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients as a result of chemotherapy. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) currently recommend antibacterial prophylaxis in patients who are deemed at intermediate or high risk for infection. Specifically, fluoroquinolone prophylaxis should be considered for high-risk neutropenic patients. However, with prolonged and frequent exposure to fluoroquinolones, these high-risk patients may develop resistance to these agents...
January 10, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310479/therapies-for-multidrug-resistant-and-extensively-drug-resistant-non-fermenting-gram-negative-bacteria-causing-nosocomial-infections-a-perilous-journey-toward-molecularly-targeted-therapy
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Nadim G El Chakhtoura, Elie Saade, Alina Iovleva, Mohamad Yasmin, Brigid Wilson, Federico Perez, Robert A Bonomo
Non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli are at the center of the antimicrobial resistance epidemic. Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are both designated with a threat level to human health of "serious" by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Two other major non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Burkholderia cepacia complex, while not as prevalent, have devastating effects on vulnerable populations, such as those with cystic fibrosis, as well as immunosuppressed or hospitalized patients...
January 9, 2018: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273940/investigation-of-clostridium-difficile-ribotypes-in-symptomatic-patients-of-a-german-pediatric-oncology-center
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Arne Simon, Markus Mock, Norbert Graf, Lutz von Müller
In a German pediatric oncology unit, the attending physicians diagnosed 27 cases of Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDI) from January 01, 2010 to October 31, 2013. This refers to a CDI incidence density of 2.0/1000 inpatient days. According to the hospital hygiene standard, symptomatic patients with CDI were kept in contact isolation. Most patients (median age 8.2 years) suffered from acute lymphoblastic leukemia; 88.9% were treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics during the preceding 4 weeks. 29...
December 22, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250559/beta-defensin-2-and-beta-defensin-3-reduce-intestinal-damage-caused-by-salmonella-typhimurium-modulating-the-expression-of-cytokines-and-enhancing-the-probiotic-activity-of-enterococcus-faecium
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Alessandra Fusco, Vittoria Savio, Marcella Cammarota, Alberto Alfano, Chiara Schiraldi, Giovanna Donnarumma
The intestinal microbiota is a major factor in human health and disease. This microbial community includes autochthonous (permanent inhabitants) and allochthonous (transient inhabitants) microorganisms that contribute to maintaining the integrity of the intestinal wall, modulating responses to pathogenic noxae and representing a key factor in the maturation of the immune system. If this healthy microbiota is disrupted by antibiotics, chemotherapy, or a change in diet, intestinal colonization by pathogenic bacteria or viruses may occur, leading to disease...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235187/the-clinical-utility-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-for-investigation-of-fever-in-immunocompromised-children
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Shiqi Stacie Wang, Francoise Mechinaud, Karin Thursky, Timothy Cain, Eddie Lau, Gabrielle M Haeusler
AIM: Fever in immunocompromised children presents significant challenges. We aimed to determine the clinical impact of fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in combination with computed tomography (CT) in children with malignancy or following haematopoietic stem cell transplantation with prolonged or recurrent fever. METHODS: Immunocompromised children who underwent FDG-PET/CT for investigation of prolonged or recurrent fever were identified from hospital databases...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233945/resource-limitation-prevents-the-emergence-of-drug-resistance-by-intensifying-within-host-competition
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Nina Wale, Derek G Sim, Matthew J Jones, Rahel Salathe, Troy Day, Andrew F Read
Slowing the evolution of antimicrobial resistance is essential if we are to continue to successfully treat infectious diseases. Whether a drug-resistant mutant grows to high densities, and so sickens the patient and spreads to new hosts, is determined by the competitive interactions it has with drug-susceptible pathogens within the host. Competitive interactions thus represent a good target for resistance management strategies. Using an in vivo model of malaria infection, we show that limiting a resource that is disproportionately required by resistant parasites retards the evolution of drug resistance by intensifying competitive interactions between susceptible and resistant parasites...
December 12, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224787/global-research-output-in-antimicrobial-resistance-among-uropathogens-a-bibliometric-analysis-2002-2016
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Waleed M Sweileh, Samah W Al-Jabi, Sa 'ed H Zyoud, Ansam F Sawalha, Adham S Abu-Taha
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among uropathogens contributes to treatment failure. Research in AMR among uropathogens is important to establish treatment. The aim of this study was to assess global research trends in AMR among uropathogens. METHODS: Sciverse Scopus was used to retrieve relevant documents for the period from 2002 to 2016. Only journal articles were included in the analysis. Analysis of author keywords was carried out using VOSviewer...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221859/photodynamic-antimicrobial-chemotherapy-pact-using-toluidine-blue-o-inhibits-the-viability-of-biofilm-produced-by-candida-albicans-at-different-stages-of-development
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Ana Paula Pinto, Isabela Bueno Rosseti, Moisés Lopes Carvalho, Bruna Graziele Marques da Silva, Carlos Alberto-Silva, Maricilia Silva Costa
BACKGROUND: Candida albicans is an opportunistic fungus producing both superficial and systemic infections, especially in immunocompromised individuals. It has been demonstrated that C. albicans ability to form biofilms is a crucial process for colonization and virulence. Furthermore, a correlation between the development of drug resistance and biofilm maturation at Candida biofilms has been shown. Photodynamic Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (PACT) is a potential antimicrobial therapy that combines visible light and a non-toxic dye, known as a photosensitizer, producing reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can kill the treated cells...
December 5, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218442/silver-nanoparticle-conjugation-affects-antiacanthamoebic-activities-of-amphotericin-b-nystatin-and-fluconazole
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Ayaz Anwar, Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Muhammad Asim Hussain, Dania Ahmed, Muhammad Raza Shah, Naveed Ahmed Khan
Infectious diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, killing more than 15 million people worldwide. This is despite our advances in antimicrobial chemotherapy and supportive care. Nanoparticles offer a promising technology to enhance drug efficacy and formation of effective vehicles for drug delivery. Here, we conjugated amphotericin B, nystatin (macrocyclic polyenes), and fluconazole (azole) with silver nanoparticles. Silver-conjugated drugs were synthesized successfully and characterized by ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy...
December 7, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190461/antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy-single-walled-carbon-nanotube-swcnt-porphyrin-conjugate-for-visible-light-mediated-inactivation-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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Upasana Sah, Kajal Sharma, Nivedita Chaudhri, Muniappan Sankar, P Gopinath
Due to the excessive use of antibiotics over the years, the microorganisms have developed resistance to numerous drugs. The growth of multi-resistant organisms (MROs) heads due to the insufficient treatment with the currently available medications which present a great threat to the biotic component of the environment as well as to the food technology sectors. The goal of this research was to develop a nano-composite made up of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) and amine-functionalized porphyrin, which could further be used for the anti-microbial studies in presence of visible light showing photodynamic effect to inactivate cells...
November 20, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189866/-role-of-surgery-in-saprochaete-capitata-s-capitata-sepsis-in-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
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Jasna Radich R, Carlos Álvarez Z, Ana Valenzuela R, Felipe Castillo H, Francisco Moraga V, Jorge Castillo A
Saprochaete capitata (S. capitata) fungal sepsis is a severe condition with a clinical presentation that is similar to other yeast originated fungal sepsis. It is observed in patients with hematological malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia and neutropenia. We report a 23 year old male presenting with cough, fever and malaise. A bone marrow biopsy led to the diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. During the first cycle of chemotherapy the patient presented fever: blood cultures were positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae...
August 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166971/a-review-on-metronidazole-an-old-warhorse-in-antimicrobial-chemotherapy
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David Leitsch
The 5-nitroimidazole drug metronidazole has remained the drug of choice in the treatment of anaerobic infections, parasitic as well as bacterial, ever since its development in 1959. In contrast to most other antimicrobials, it has a pleiotropic mode of action and reacts with a large number of molecules. Importantly, metronidazole, which is strictly speaking a prodrug, needs to be reduced at its nitro group in order to become toxic. Reduction of metronidazole, however, only takes place under very low concentrations of oxygen, explaining why metronidazole is exclusively toxic to microaerophilic and anaerobic microorganisms...
November 23, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163551/host-antimicrobial-peptides-the-promise-of-new-treatment-strategies-against-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Javier Arranz-Trullén, Lu Lu, David Pulido, Sanjib Bhakta, Ester Boix
Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a devastating infectious disease and remerges as a global health emergency due to an alarming rise of antimicrobial resistance to its treatment. Despite of the serious effort that has been applied to develop effective antitubercular chemotherapies, the potential of antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) remains underexploited. A large amount of literature is now accessible on the AMP mechanisms of action against a diversity of pathogens; nevertheless, research on their activity on mycobacteria is still scarce...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163385/synergistic-response-of-rifampicin-with-hydroperoxides-on-mycobacterium-a-mechanistic-study
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Yesha S Patel, Sarika Mehra
Prolonged chemotherapy as well as rapid development of antimicrobial resistance are two of the major concerns for treatment of mycobacterial infections. To enhance the effectiveness of current drug regimens, search for compounds having synergistic interaction with anti-mycobacterial drugs has become indispensable. Here, we have investigated the intervention by oxidative stress, a major factor in mycobacterial pathogenesis, in combination with rifampicin (RIF), a first-line drug used against Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153975/optimisation-of-empirical-antimicrobial-therapy-in-patients-with-haematological-malignancies-and-febrile-neutropenia-how-long-study-an-open-label-randomised-controlled-phase-4-trial
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Manuela Aguilar-Guisado, Ildefonso Espigado, Almudena Martín-Peña, Carlota Gudiol, Cristina Royo-Cebrecos, José Falantes, Lourdes Vázquez-López, María Isabel Montero, Clara Rosso-Fernández, María de la Luz Martino, Rocío Parody, José González-Campos, Sebastián Garzón-López, Cristina Calderón-Cabrera, Pere Barba, Nancy Rodríguez, Montserrat Rovira, Enrique Montero-Mateos, Jordi Carratalá, José Antonio Pérez-Simón, José Miguel Cisneros
BACKGROUND: Continuation of empirical antimicrobial therapy (EAT) for febrile neutropenia in patients with haematological malignancies until neutrophil recovery could prolong the therapy unnecessarily. We aimed to establish whether EAT discontinuation driven by a clinical approach regardless of neutrophil recovery would optimise the duration of therapy. METHODS: We did an investigator-driven, superiority, open-label, randomised, controlled phase 4 clinical trial in six academic hospitals in Spain...
November 15, 2017: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146383/not-just-antibiotics-is-cancer-chemotherapy-driving-antimicrobial-resistance
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REVIEW
Lito E Papanicolas, David L Gordon, Steve L Wesselingh, Geraint B Rogers
The global spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens threatens to increase the mortality of cancer patients significantly. We propose that chemotherapy contributes to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria within the gut and, in combination with antibiotics, drives pathogen overgrowth and translocation into the bloodstream. In our model, these processes are mediated by the effects of chemotherapy on bacterial mutagenesis and horizontal gene transfer, the disruption of commensal gut microbiology, and alterations to host physiology...
November 13, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138308/sex-reporting-in-preclinical-microbiological-and-immunological-research
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EDITORIAL
Tanvi Potluri, Kyrra Engle, Ashley L Fink, Landon G Vom Steeg, Sabra L Klein
Both sex (i.e., biological construct of male and female) and gender (i.e., social construct of masculine and feminine) impact the pathogenesis of diseases, including those caused by microbial infections. Following the 2015 NIH policy for consideration of sex as a biological variable in preclinical research, in 2018, authors of papers published in primary-research American Society for Microbiology (ASM) journals will be asked to report the sex of the research subjects and animals and of materials derived directly from them...
November 14, 2017: MBio
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