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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511380/fungal-profile-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Krishnapriya Kalaiarasan, Rakesh Singh, Latha Chaturvedula
INTRODUCTION: Vulvovaginal Candidiasis (VVC) is a common medical health problem of adult women. It is most commonly caused by Candida albicans. But there is a change in fungal profile. Sabouraud's Dextrose Agar (SDA) is the most common culture medium used where mixed fungal infection may be missed. It can be detected easily by using chromogenic culture medium. AIM: To know the fungal profile of vulvovaginal candidiasis using Candida CHROMagar and antifungal susceptibility pattern in patients attending tertiary care hospital...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505508/phosphatase-activities-of-a-microepiphytic-community-during-a-bloom-of-ostreopsis-cf-ovata-in-the-northern-adriatic-sea
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Stefano Accoroni, Cecilia Totti, Emanuela Razza, Roberta Congestri, Alessandra Campanelli, Mauro Marini, Neil Thomas William Ellwood
It is becoming more apparent that increased organic nutrient loads deriving from anthropogenic activities and natural processes frequently cause the eutrophication of coastal waters. Concurrently, an increasing number of phototrophs have been shown to make use of organic nutrients, mainly through indirect studies of surface enzyme activities or through direct studies of growth in media containing organic-only nutrients. The potential utilization of dissolved organic phosphorus (DOP) by microepiphytic-mats associated with frequently problematic, toxic dinoflagellate Ostreopsis cf...
May 8, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467187/evaluation-of-two-standard-and-two-chromogenic-selective-media-for-optimal-growth-and-enumeration-of-isolates-of-16-unique-bacillus-species
#3
M Shahjahan Kabir, Ying-Hsin Hsieh, Steven Simpson, Khalil Kerdahi, Irshad M Sulaiman
The genus Bacillus is a group of gram-positive endospore-forming bacteria that can cause food poisoning and diarrheal illness in humans. A wide range of food products have been linked to foodborne outbreaks associated with these opportunistic pathogens. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends (in their Bacteriological Analytical Manual) the use of Bacara or mannitol egg yolk polymyxin (MYP) agar plates and the most-probable-number (MPN) method for enumeration and confirmation of Bacillus cereus and related species isolated from foods, sporadic cases, outbreaks, and routine environmental surveillance samples...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444620/environmental-pollution-with-antimicrobial-agents-from-bulk-drug-manufacturing-industries-in-hyderabad-south-india-is-associated-with-dissemination-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-and-carbapenemase-producing-pathogens
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Christoph Lübbert, Christian Baars, Anil Dayakar, Norman Lippmann, Arne C Rodloff, Martina Kinzig, Fritz Sörgel
PURPOSE: High antibiotic and antifungal concentrations in wastewater from anti-infective drug production may exert selection pressure for multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. We investigated the environmental presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients and their association with MDR Gram-negative bacteria in Hyderabad, South India, a major production area for the global bulk drug market. METHODS: From Nov 19 to 28, 2016, water samples were collected from the direct environment of bulk drug manufacturing facilities, the vicinity of two sewage treatment plants, the Musi River, and habitats in Hyderabad and nearby villages...
April 26, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419503/comparison-of-the-quantitative-dry-culture-methods-with-both-conventional-media-and-most-probable-number-method-for-the-enumeration-of-coliforms-and-escherichia-coli-coliforms-in-food
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Hajime Teramura, Kojiro Sota, Mihoko Iwasaki, Hirokazu Ogihara
Sanita-kun(™) CC (coliform count) and EC (Escherichia coli/coliform count), sheet quantitative culture systems which can avoid chromogenic interference by lactase in food, were evaluated in comparison with conventional methods for these bacteria. Based on the results of inclusivity and exclusivity studies using 77 microorganisms, sensitivity and specificity of both Sanita-kun(™) met the criteria for ISO 16140. Both media were compared with deoxycholate agar, violet red bile agar, Merck Chromocult(™) coliform agar (CCA), 3M Petrifilm(™) CC and EC (PEC), and 3-tube MPN, as reference methods, in 100 naturally contaminated food samples...
April 17, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418715/evaluation-of-selective-enrichment-and-chromogenic-media-for-salmonella-detection-in-raw-shell-egg-contents-with-a-low-microbial-load
#6
Soo-Kyoung Lee, Kwang-Young Song, Jung-Whan Chon, Dong-Hyeon Kim, Kun-Ho Seo
The current study was conducted to evaluate the ability to recover Salmonella from shell egg contents by culture methods. A total of 4,000 eggs were obtained from a grading and packing center located in the Gyeonggi Province of South Korea, and 200 samples were created by pooling 20 broken eggs. The pooled samples were held at room temperature for 4 d before a 25-mL aliquot of each pool was added to 225 mL of modified trypticase soy broth (mTSB) and incubated at 35°C for 24 ± 2 h. A loopful of the culture was streaked onto chromogenic Druggan-Forsythe-Iversen (DFI) agar and incubated at 36 ± 1°C for 18-24 h...
April 18, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267570/identification-of-microorganisms-grown-on-chromogenic-media-by-maldi-tof-ms
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Petra Lüthje, Arthur B Pranada, Duncan Carruthers-Lay, Marc Desjardins, Olivier Gaillot, David Wareham, Holly Ciesielczuk, Volkan Özenci
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and chromogenic media are widely used in clinical microbiology laboratories to facilitate the rapid selection and identification of pathogens. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether usage of chromogenic media limits the diagnostic performance of MALDI-TOF MS for microbial identification. A total of 386 microorganisms collected and analyzed at five laboratories were included. Isolates were cultured on relevant chromogenic media and non-selective agar plates in parallel and identified using the Bruker MALDI-TOF MS...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259604/bacterial-contamination-of-ct-equipment-use-of-atp-detection-and-culture-results-to-target-quality-improvement
#8
John Childress, Debborah Burch, Cheryl Kucharski, Carol Young, Ella A Kazerooni, Matthew S Davenport
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the use of an adenosine triphosphate (ATP) monitoring system to minimize surface contamination on inpatient computed tomography (CT) scanners. METHODS: The bore, table, and wrap of two quaternary care inpatient CT scanners (load/scanner: ~ 30-40 CT examinations/day) were assayed with bacterial cultures and an ATP detection system during six prospective iterative plan-do-check-act improvement cycles from January 6, 2016 to October 12, 2016...
March 1, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254249/comparative-evaluation-of-a-new-commercial-media-the-chromagar%C3%A2-msupercarba%C3%A2-for-the-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
#9
Ma'ayan Amar, Ohad Shalom, Amos Adler
A new chromogenic-based medium (mSuperCARBA™) was tested for screening carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). mSuperCARBA™ was more sensitive (83%) in detecting CPE isolates (n=69, including KPC, NDM, OXA-48, VIM, and IMI) compared with CHROMAgar™-KPC (65%) and MacConkey agar with Imipenem (69%) with comparable specificity for non carbapenemase-producing, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (n=29).
May 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243912/formation-of-biofilms-by-foodborne-pathogens-and-development-of-laboratory-in-vitro-model-for-the-study-of-campylobacter-genus-bacteria-based-on-these-biofilms
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N R Efimochkina, I B Bykova, Yu M Markova, Yu V Korotkevich, V V Stetsenko, L P Minaeva, S A Sheveleva
We analyzed the formation of biofilms by 7 strains of Campylobacter genus bacteria and 18 strains of Enterobacteriaceae genus bacteria that were isolated from plant and animal raw materials, from finished products, and swabs from the equipment of the food industry. Biofilm formation on glass plates, slides and coverslips, microtubes made of polymeric materials and Petri dishes, and polystyrene plates of different profiles were analyzed. When studying the process of films formation, different effects on bacterial populations were simulated, including variation of growth factor composition of culture media, technique of creating of anaerobiosis, and biocide treatment (active chlorine solutions in a concentration of 100 mg/dm(3))...
February 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242273/efficacy-and-acceptability-of-rectal-and-perineal-sampling-for-identifying-gastrointestinal-colonisation-with-esbl-enterobacteriaceae
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Eleonora Dyakova, Karen N Bisnauthsing, Antonio Querol-Rubiera, Amita Patel, Chioma Ahanonu, Olga Tosas Auguet, Jonathan D Edgeworth, Simon D Goldenberg, Jonathan A Otter
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated 'pre-laboratory' factors associated with the detection of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) colonisation including anatomical site, and staff and patient factors. METHODS: All admissions to a large London hospital over three months were approached to provide rectal and perineal swabs, which were cultured for ESBL-E using chromogenic media. ESBL-E detection rates for patient or staff-collected rectal or perineal swabs were compared using McNemar Tests...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131671/comparison-of-two-rapid-biochemical-tests-and-four-chromogenic-selective-media-for-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-gram-negative-bacteria
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Vladimira Hinić, Ivo Amrein, Sabrina Stammler, Judith Heckendorn, Dominik Meinel, Reno Frei, Adrian Egli
We evaluated RAPIDEC® CARBA NP, Neo-Rapid CARB, chromID® CARBA SMART (CARB/OXA), Brilliance™ CRE/ESBL, ChromArt CRE and BBL™ CHROMagar™ CPE for the detection of carbapenemase-producing bacteria. The analytical sensitivity of RAPIDEC® CARBA NP was better than that of Neo-Rapid CARB. A combination of carbapenemase and ESBL screening plates could be advantageous.
January 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122803/a-decade-of-development-of-chromogenic-culture-media-for-clinical-microbiology-in-an-era-of-molecular-diagnostics
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REVIEW
John D Perry
In the last 25 years, chromogenic culture media have found widespread application in diagnostic clinical microbiology. In the last decade, the range of media available to clinical laboratories has expanded greatly, allowing specific detection of additional pathogens, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa, group B streptococci, Clostridium difficile, Campylobacter spp., and Yersinia enterocolitica. New media have also been developed to screen for pathogens with acquired antimicrobial resistance, including vancomycin-resistant enterococci, carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter spp...
April 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108122/fast-methods-of-fungal-and-bacterial-identification-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-chromogenic-media
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María Siller-Ruiz, Sara Hernández-Egido, Fernando Sánchez-Juanes, José Manuel González-Buitrago, Juan Luis Muñoz-Bellido
MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry is now a routine resource in Clinical Microbiology, because of its speed and reliability in the identification of microorganisms. Its performance in the identification of bacteria and yeasts is perfectly contrasted. The identification of mycobacteria and moulds is more complex, due to the heterogeneity of spectra within each species. The methodology is somewhat more complex, and expanding the size of species libraries, and the number of spectra of each species, will be crucial to achieve greater efficiency...
May 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073895/evaluation-of-genotypic-and-phenotypic-methods-to-detect-carbapenemase-production-in-gram-negative-bacilli
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Allison R McMullen, Melanie L Yarbrough, Meghan A Wallace, Angela Shupe, Carey-Ann D Burnham
BACKGROUND: Carbapenemase-producing gram-negative bacteria (CP-GNB) are an urgent and expanding public health threat. Rapid and accurate identification of these organisms facilitates infection prevention efforts in healthcare facilities. The objective of our study was to evaluate methods to detect and identify CP-GNB. METHODS: We examined 189 carbapenem-resistant GNB(CR-GNB), including Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Acinetobacter baumannii complex, using 3 different methods: 2 methods to screen isolates of GNB for carbapenemase production [the carbapenem inactivation method (CIM) and 2 chromogenic agars] and a molecular method (Cepheid GeneXpert Carba-R) to identify the mechanism of carbapenem resistance and the associated resistance genes (blaKPC, blaNDM, blaIMP, blaOXA-48-like, and blaVIM)...
March 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064137/a-highly-selective-chromogenic-sensor-for-mn-2-turn-off-fluorometric-for-hg-2-ion-and-turn-on-fluorogenic-sensor-for-f-ion-with-the-practical-application
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Neha Gupta, Divya Singhal, Ashok Kumar Singh, Neetu Singh, U P Singh
A colorimetric and fluorometric probe (E)-2-((8-hydroxy-1,2,3,5,6,7-hexahydropyrido[3,2,1-ij]quinolin-9-yl)methylene)hydrazinecarbothioamide based on thiosemicarbazide and julolidine moieties has been synthesised in pure crystalline form and characterized by (1)H NMR, UV-vis, elemental analysis and single crystal XRD. The probe functioned as multitarget ion sensor, detect biologically important metal ions Hg(2+) and Mn(2+) in dual channel mode. Meanwhile, in mixed solvent media DMF/H2O [8:2], probe displayed selectivity for Hg(2+) over other cations by the emission spectrum...
January 4, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007529/application-of-a-paper-based-device-containing-a-new-culture-medium-to-detect-vibrio-cholerae-in-water-samples-collected-in-haiti
#17
REVIEW
Romain Briquaire, Rita R Colwell, Jacques Boncy, Emmanuel Rossignol, Aline Dardy, Isabelle Pandini, François Villeval, Jean-Louis Machuron, Anwar Huq, Shah Rashed, Thierry Vandevelde, Christine Rozand
Cholera is now considered to be endemic in Haiti, often with increased incidence during rainy seasons. The challenge of cholera surveillance is exacerbated by the cost of sample collection and laboratory analysis. A diagnostic tool is needed that is low cost, easy-to-use, and able to detect and quantify Vibrio cholerae accurately in water samples within 18-24h, and perform reliably in remote settings lacking laboratory infrastructure and skilled staff. The two main objectives of this study were to develop and evaluate a new culture medium embedded in a new diagnostic tool (PAD for paper based analytical device) for detecting Vibrio cholerae from water samples collected in Haiti...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979140/development-of-a-laboratory-technique-for-the-evaluation-of-protease-enzymes-activity-in-goat-and-sheep-milk
#18
Raffaele Palomba, Giorgio Formisano, Assunta Arrichiello, Giuseppe Auriemma, Fiorella Sarubbi
The shelf life of milk and its products is strongly influenced by the quality of raw milk. Several bacteria present in raw milk can produce proteases: among them, those from psychotropic microorganisms (e.g. Bacillus subtilis), which produce enzymes under refrigeration, cause the most serious problem. The interaction of these enzymes with the milk proteins and the main proteolytic enzymes becomes important in determining the quality of the milk. An artificial substrate (azocasein) was used to quantify the enzyme activity through the release of a chromogenic product that was measured spectrophotometrically after clarifying the sample by the addition of trichloroacetic acid...
April 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942042/faecal-carriage-of-gram-negative-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-among-patients-hospitalized-in-two-centres-in-ulaanbaatar-mongolia
#19
Bayaraa Baljin, Ganbaatar Baldan, Battogtokh Chimeddorj, Khosbayar Tulgaa, Batbaatar Gunchin, Tsogtsaikhan Sandag, Klaus Pfeffer, Colin R MacKenzie, Andreas F Wendel
Gram-negative multidrug-resistant organisms (GN-MDRO) producing β-lactamases (ESBL, plasmid-mediated AmpC β-lactamases and carbapenemases) are increasingly reported throughout Asia. The aim of this surveillance study was to determine the rate of bacterial colonization in patients from two hospitals in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar. Rectal swabs were obtained from patients referred to the National Traumatology and Orthopaedics Research Centre (NTORC) or the Burn Treatment Centre (BTC) between July and September 2014, on admission and again after 14 days...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934103/simultaneous-identification-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-of-multiple-uropathogens-on-a-microfluidic-chip-with-paper-supported-cell-culture-arrays
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Banglao Xu, Yan Du, Jinqiong Lin, Mingyue Qi, Bowen Shu, Xiaoxia Wen, Guangtie Liang, Bin Chen, Dayu Liu
A microfluidic chip was developed for one-step identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) of multiple uropathogens. The polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microchip used had features of cell culture chamber arrays connected through a sample introduction channel. At the bottom of each chamber, a paper substrate preloaded with chromogenic media and antimicrobial agents was embedded. By integrating a hydrophobic membrane valve on the microchip, the urine sample can be equally distributed into and confined in individual chambers...
December 6, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
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