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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197738/vaccines-for-staphylococcus-aureus-and-target-populations
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Clarissa Pozzi, Reuben Olaniyi, Lassi Liljeroos, Ilaria Galgani, Rino Rappuoli, Fabio Bagnoli
Staphylococcus aureus is a leading pathogen in surgical site, intensive care unit, and skin infections, as well as healthcare-associated pneumonias. These infections are associated with an enormous burden of morbidity, mortality, and increase of hospital length of stay and patient cost. S. aureus is impressively fast in acquiring antibiotic resistance, and multidrug-resistant strains are a serious threat to human health. Due to resistance or insufficient effectiveness, antibiotics and bundle measures leave a tremendous unmet medical need worldwide...
February 15, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196977/synergistic-effects-of-vancomycin-and-%C3%AE-lactams-against-vancomycin-highly-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Fumiaki Tabuchi, Yasuhiko Matsumoto, Masaki Ishii, Keita Tatsuno, Mitsuhiro Okazaki, Tomoaki Sato, Kyoji Moriya, Kazuhisa Sekimizu
We previously reported isolating vancomycin (VAN) highly resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA) strains from clinical methicillin-resistant S. aureus strains by repeating steps of in vitro mutagenesis and VAN selection. Here we describe that the in vitro susceptibility of these VRSA strains to VAN was markedly increased by combined treatment with β-lactams such as ceftriaxone and oxacillin. Furthermore, in an in vivo silkworm infection model with VRSA, a combination of VAN and ceftriaxone exhibited therapeutic effects, whereas a combination of VAN and oxacillin did not...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196974/the-efficacy-of-different-anti-microbial-metals-at-preventing-the-formation-of-and-eradicating-bacterial-biofilms-of-pathogenic-indicator-strains
#3
Natalie Gugala, Joe A Lemire, Raymond J Turner
The emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens and the prevalence of biofilm-related infections have generated a demand for alternative anti-microbial therapies. Metals have not been explored in adequate detail for their capacity to combat infectious disease. Metal compounds can now be found in textiles, medical devices and disinfectants-yet, we know little about their efficacy against specific pathogens. To help fill this knowledge gap, we report on the anti-microbial and antibiofilm activity of seven metals: silver, copper, titanium, gallium, nickel, aluminum and zinc against three bacterial strains, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193261/prevalence-of-dengue-and-diversity-of-cultivable-bacteria-in-vector-aedes-aegypti-l-from-two-dengue-endemic-districts-kanchanpur-and-parsa-of-nepal
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Srinivas Thapa, Narayan Dutt Pant, Rojina Shrestha, Ganga Gc, Bidya Shrestha, Basu Dev Pandey, Ishan Gautam
BACKGROUND: Dengue fever, an endemic arboviral disease, represents one of the major public health concerns in Nepal. It is transmitted by bites of infected Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, the former being primary vector. The bacterial community plays a significant role in biology of mosquitoes; however, the bacterial communities of primary vector A. aegypti remain unstudied in Nepal. The study was designed to determine the rate of dengue seropositivity and to explore the bacterial diversity of A...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190396/in-vitro-screening-of-an-fda-approved-library-against-eskape-pathogens
#5
Waleed Younis, Ahmed AbdelKhalek, Abdelrahman S Mayhoub, Mohamed N Seleem
Bacterial resistance to conventional antibiotics is an increasingly serious threat to public health worldwide that requires immediate exploration and the development of novel antimicrobial compounds. Drug repurposing is an inexpensive and untapped source of new antimicrobial leads, and it holds many attractive features warranting further attention for antimicrobial drug discovery. In an effort to repurpose drugs and explore new leads in the field of antimicrobial drug discovery, we performed a whole-cell screening assay of 1,600 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs against Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter cloacae (ESKAPE) pathogens...
February 9, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184301/detection-of-diverse-genotypes-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-from-hospital-personnel-and-the-environment-in-armenia
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Hermine V Mkrtchyan, Zhen Xu, Maria Yacoub, Mary M Ter-Stepanyan, Hayk D Karapetyan, Angela M Kearns, Ronald R Cutler, Bruno Pichon, Armen Dz Hambardzumyan
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a public health concern internationally. Studies examining a range of cohorts have been reported from various regions of the world, but little is known about the molecular epidemiology of MRSA in Armenia. METHODS: Between May and September 2013, twenty isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA; mecA positive) were recovered from hospital personnel (n = 10; 9 females, 1 male) and environmental sites (n = 10) in the maternity ward of one of the teaching hospitals in Armenia...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166723/prophages-and-adaptation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-st398-to-the-human-clinic
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Seydina M Diene, Anna Rita Corvaglia, Patrice François, Nathalie van der Mee-Marquet
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that prophages in the ST398 S. aureus clone are responsible for expanding ST398's spectrum of action and increasing its ability to cause human infections. We carried out the first characterization of the various prophages carried by 76 ST398 bloodstream infection (BSI) isolates obtained over 9 years of observation. RESULTS: Whole-genome sequencing of 22 representative isolates showed (1) the presence of the φ3-prophage and diverse genetic features typical of animal-associated isolates (i...
February 6, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162982/revival-of-old-antibiotics-needs-the-state-of-evidence-and-expectations
#8
Hiba Zayyad, Noa Eliakim-Raz, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
The gap between the emergence of antibiotic resistance and new antibiotic development has drawn attention to old antibiotics whose spectrum of coverage frequently comprises highly resistant bacteria. However, these antibiotics have frequently not undergone the structured process of antibiotic development of modern antibiotics, from pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) studies establishing safe and effective dosing, establishment of susceptibility breakpoints, to clinical trials establishing clinical safety and effectiveness...
February 2, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159661/molecular-characteristics-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-strains-isolated-from-patients-with-bacteremia-based-on-mlst-sccmec-spa-and-agr-locus-types-analysis
#9
Mehdi Goudarzi, Sima Sadat Seyedjavadi, Mohammad Javad Nasiri, Hossein Goudarzi, Raheleh Sajadi Nia, Hossein Dabiri
The widespread emergence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, as a common cause of nosocomial infections, is becoming a serious concern in global public health. The objective of the present study was to investigate antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, frequency of virulence genes and molecular characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated from patients with bacteremia. A total of 128 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates were collected during February 2015 to January 2016...
February 1, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139466/one-pot-synthesis-of-multifunctional-nanoscale-metal-organic-frameworks-as-an-effective-antibacterial-agent-against-multidrug-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#10
Angshuman Ray Chowdhuri, Balaram Das, Amit Kumar, Satyajit Tripathy, Somenath Roy, Sumanta Kumar Sahu
Drug-resistant bacteria are an increasingly serious threat to global public health. In particular, infections from multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-positive bacteria (i.e. Staphylococcus aureus) are growing global health concerns. In this work, we report the first use of nanoscale metal-organic frameworks (NMOFs) coencapsulating an antibiotic (vancomycin) and targeting ligand (folic acid) in one pot to enhance therapeutic efficacy against MDR S. aureus. Zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF-8) NMOFs, which have globular morphologies coencapsulating vancomycin and folic acid, are characterized by transmission electron microscopy, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, powder x-ray diffraction, ulltraviolet-visible spectroscopy, and dynamic light-scattering techniques...
March 3, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134071/everyday-dangers-the-impact-infectious-disease-has-on-the-health-of-paramedics-a-scoping-review
#11
Brodie Thomas, Peter O'Meara, Evelien Spelten
BACKGROUND: Paramedics respond to emergency scenes in often uncontrolled settings without being aware of potential risks. This makes paramedicine one of the most dangerous occupations. One of these dangers is the risk of contracting infectious diseases. Research in this area is predominantly focused on compliance in the use of protective equipment, attitudes and perceptions of paramedics, infectious disease policy, and exposure rates to blood and body fluids. The purpose of this scoping review was to determine what is known about the impact of infectious disease on the health of paramedics...
January 30, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129816/-update-on-antibiotic-resistance-in-gram-positive-bacteria
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Carmen Lozano, Carmen Torres
Antimicrobial resistance among Gram-positive bacteria, especially in Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecium, Enterococcus faecalis, and Streptococcus pneumoniae, is a serious threat to public health. These microorganisms have multiple resistance mechanisms to agents currently used in clinical practice. Many of these resistance mechanisms are common to all 4 of these bacterial species, but other mechanisms seem to be more specific. The prevalence and dissemination of these mechanisms varies considerably, depending on the microorganism...
January 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110789/exudative-epidermitis-of-piglets-caused-by-non-toxigenic-staphylococcus-sciuri
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Lixin Lu, Kongwang He, Yanxiu Ni, Zhengyu Yu, Aihua Mao
Infections with strains of Staphylococcus sciuri are a potential threat to animal and public health, and a cause for considerable concern. We isolated and identified S. sciuri as a pathogen from an acute outbreak of exudative epidermitis in piglets for further genetic identification using experimental infections. The results of this study showed that S. sciuri strain NJ1306 reproduced exudative epidermitis in experimentally infected 5-day-old piglets. The isolated bacteria also caused sudden death in BALB/c mice following intraperitoneal injection with 5×10(8) CFU of the isolate...
February 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106348/a-biosurfactant-inspired-heptapeptide-with-improved-specificity-to-kill-mrsa
#14
Yuan Liu, Shuangyang Ding, Richard Dietrich, Erwin Märtlbauer, Kui Zhu
The emergence and rapid spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) poses a serious threat to public health. New antibiotics and strategies are urgently needed to combat S. aureus associated infections. Bacaucin, a novel cyclic lipopeptide from Bacillus subtilis CAU21, is reported. Bacaucin shows broad antibacterial activity against Gram-positive bacteria, but is also hemolytic and cytotoxic. However, bacaucin-1, a bacaucin-inspired ring-opened heptapeptide, shows specific antibacterial activity against MRSA by a membrane-disruptive mechanism without detectable toxicity to mammalian cells or induction of bacterial resistance...
February 1, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097636/andrographolide-antibacterial-activity-against-common-bacteria-of-human-health-concern-and-possible-mechanism-of-action
#15
Malabika Banerjee, Debaprasad Parai, Subrata Chattopadhyay, Samir Kumar Mukherjee
Increasing bacterial resistance to common drugs is a major public health concern for the treatment of infectious diseases. Certain naturally occurring compounds of plant sources have long been reported to possess potential antimicrobial activity. This study was aimed to investigate the antibacterial activity and possible mechanism of action of andrographolide (Andro), a diterpenoid lactone from a traditional medicinal herb Andrographis paniculata. Extent of antibacterial action was assessed by minimal bactericidal concentration method...
January 17, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097306/universal-trichloroacetic-acid-peel-technique-for-light-and-dark-skin
#16
Nabil Fanous, Shadi Zari
Importance: Despite their great potential, medium and deep trichloroacetic acid peels are underused in light-skinned patients and are rarely used in darker-skinned patients because of the widespread fear of pigmentary complications and scarring. This concern has led many physicians to opt for the use of lighter types of peels (glycolic acid peel, Jessner peel, etc) and different lasers and intense light technologies. Trichloroacetic acid peels have been described in numerous publications...
January 12, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092397/update-on-orthokeratology-in-managing-progressive-myopia-in-children-efficacy-mechanisms-and-concerns
#17
Xintong Li, Ilana B Friedman, Norman B Medow, Cheng Zhang
Myopia is an important public health issue, and high myopia may lead to severe complications if left untreated. Orthokeratology lenses, worn overnight to reshape the cornea, are one of many recent modalities used to slow down the progression of myopia in children. This treatment has been proven successful, as evidenced by decreased spherical refractive error and axial length relative to the control at interval follow-up ranging from 6 months to 5 years. In this systematic review, the authors collected published controlled studies that analyzed the efficacy of orthokeratology lens wear and calculated longitudinal relative changes in axial length, revealing a weighted average of -45...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079631/the-role-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
#18
Matteo Bassetti, Alessia Carnelutti, Elda Righi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has become a major public health issue worldwide over the last years. MRSA is frequently implicated in the development of skin and soft tissue infections, leading to significant increases in morbidity, mortality and overall healthcare costs. RECENT FINDINGS: In order to face the threat of MRSA, major changes in clinical management of skin and soft tissue infections are required. The identification of populations at risk for the acquisition of infections due to MRSA, together with the improvement of the diagnostic techniques, is paramount...
January 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077102/effects-of-aqueous-extracts-of-taraxacum-officinale-on-expression-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-intracellular-adhesion-molecule-1-in-lps-stimulated-rmmvecs
#19
Ge Hu, Junjie Wang, Dong Hong, Tao Zhang, Huiqin Duan, Xiang Mu, Zuojun Yang
BACKGROUND: Mastitis gives rise to big financial burden to farm industry (mainly dairy production) and public health. Its incidence is currently high and therefore, highly effective treatments for therapy, especially with natural products are required. Taraxacum officinale has been reported to use for anti-inflammation. However, its effect on endothelium during mastitis has not been reported. METHODS: We firstly established inflammation experimental model of rat mammary microvascular endothelial cells (RMMVECs)...
January 11, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076372/bad-to-the-bone-on-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-microbial-biofilm-ability-to-directly-destroy-colonized-bone-surfaces-without-participation-of-host-immunity-or-osteoclastogenesis
#20
Adam Junka, Patrycja Szymczyk, Grzegorz Ziółkowski, Ewa Karuga-Kuzniewska, Danuta Smutnicka, Iwona Bil-Lula, Marzenna Bartoszewicz, Susan Mahabady, Parish Paymon Sedghizadeh
Bone infections are a significant public health burden associated with morbidity and mortality in patients. Microbial biofilm pathogens are the causative agents in chronic osteomyelitis. Research on the pathogenesis of osteomyelitis has focused on indirect bone destruction by host immune cells and cytokines secondary to microbial insult. Direct bone resorption by biofilm pathogens has not yet been seriously considered. In this study, common osteomyelitis pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, and Streptococcus mutans) were grown as biofilms in multiple in vitro and ex vivo experiments to analyze quantitative and qualitative aspects of bone destruction during infection...
2017: PloS One
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