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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816369/in-vitro-study-of-five-herbs-used-against-microbial-infections-in-burundi
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Jérémie Ngezahayo, Sofia Oliveira Ribeiro, Véronique Fontaine, Léonard Hari, Caroline Stévigny, Pierre Duez
The emergence of antimicrobial resistant infectious diseases remains a major threat to worldwide public health, in developed and in developing countries. Therefore, new antimicrobial agents acting by new mechanisms of action are urgently needed. As plants used in traditional medicine may help to overcome these problems, Justicia subsessilis, Platostoma rotundifolium, Pavetta ternifolia, Stomatanthes africanus, and Virectaria major (plants highly cited to be used against microbial infections in traditional Burundian medicine) were studied to assess their traditional use efficacy...
August 17, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806528/surface-adaptive-gold-nanoparticles-with-effective-adherence-and-enhanced-photothermal-ablation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm
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Dengfeng Hu, Huan Li, Bailiang Wang, Zi Ye, Wenxi Lei, Fan Jia, Qiao Jin, Ke-Feng Ren, Jian Ji
Biofilms that contribute to the persistent bacterial infections pose serious threats to global public health, mainly due to their resistance to antibiotics penetration and escaping innate immune attacks by phagocytes. Here, we report a kind of surface-adaptive gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) exhibiting (1) a self-adaptive target to the acidic microenvironment of biofilm, (2) an enhanced photothermal ablation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) biofilm under near-infrared (NIR) light irradiation, and (3) no damage to the healthy tissues around the biofilm...
August 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797802/antibiotic-susceptibilities-and-prevalence-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-isolated-from-bovine-milk-in-pakistan
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Amjad Islam Aqib, Muhammad Ijaz, Aftab Ahmad Anjum, Muhammad Abdul Rauf Malik, Khalid Mehmood, Shahid Hussain Farooqi, Kashif Hussain
The study was designed to investigate bovine milk for prevalence of an emerging zoonotic pathogen Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and in-vitro therapeutic response of various antibiotics against MRSA. Nine hundred (900) milk samples were collected (half from cattle and half from buffalo) from private and public farms located in various tehsils of district Faisalabad, using the convenient sampling method. Milk samples were put to biochemical identification of Staphylococcus aureus and later oxacilline disk sensitivity testing for confirmation of MRSA...
August 7, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797580/particle-engineering-for-intracellular-delivery-of-vancomycin-to-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-infected-macrophages
#4
Yihua Pei, Mohamed F Mohamed, Mohamed N Seleem, Yoon Yeo
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is a serious threat to the public health. MRSA is particularly difficult to treat when it invades host cells and survive inside the cells. Although vancomycin is active against MRSA, it does not effectively kill intracellular MRSA due to the molecular size and polarity that limit its cellular uptake. To overcome poor intracellular delivery of vancomycin, we developed a particle formulation (PpZEV) based on a blend of polymers with distinct functions: (i) poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA, P) serving as the main delivery platform, (ii) polyethylene glycol-PLGA conjugate (PEG-PLGA, p) to help maintain an appropriate level of polarity for timely release of vancomycin, (iii) Eudragit E100 (a copolymer based on dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate, butyl methacrylate and methyl methacrylate, E) to enhance vancomycin encapsulation, and (iv) a chitosan derivative called ZWC (Z) to trigger pH-sensitive drug release...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797064/bacteriological-profiling-of-diphenylureas-as-a-novel-class-of-antibiotics-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#5
Haroon Mohammad, Waleed Younis, Hany G Ezzat, Christine E Peters, Ahmed AbdelKhalek, Bruce Cooper, Kit Pogliano, Joe Pogliano, Abdelrahman S Mayhoub, Mohamed N Seleem
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics remains an imposing global public health challenge. Of the most serious pathogens, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is problematic given strains have emerged that exhibit resistance to several antibiotic classes including β-lactams and agents of last resort such as vancomycin. New antibacterial agents composed of unique chemical scaffolds are needed to counter this public health challenge. The present study examines two synthetic diphenylurea compounds 1 and 2 that inhibit growth of clinically-relevant isolates of MRSA at concentrations as low as 4 µg/mL and are non-toxic to human colorectal cells at concentrations up to 128 μg/mL...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793957/a-comparison-of-telavancin-and-vancomycin-for-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-a-meta-analysis
#6
Yu Liu, Juan Wang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically review and evaluate the efficacy and safety of telavancin and vancomycin in the treatment of infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search using Pubmed, Embase, VIP Chinese Science and Technique Journals Database, and Wanfang Database resulting in the inclusion of seven publications in this study. Outcomes were calculated using pooled relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI)...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782178/staphylococcal-biofilm-gene-expression-on-biomaterials-a-methodological-study
#7
Annika Juhlin, Sara Svensson, Peter Thomsen, Margarita Trobos
The combination of increased healthcare access, universal aging, and infallible therapy demands, synergistically drive the need for the development of biomaterial technologies that mitigate the challenge of biomaterial-associated infections (BAI). Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus account for the majority of BAI due to their ability to accumulate in adherent multilayered biofilm. This investigation details the development of gene expression assays to evaluate the genetic processes of attachment, accumulation, maturation, and dispersal phases on biomaterials in vitro, while abiding by the Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Real-Time PCR Experiments (MIQE) guidelines...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780098/prevalence-and-characterization-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-carrying-meca-or-mecc-and-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-in-dairy-sheep-farms-in-central-italy
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G Giacinti, V Carfora, A Caprioli, D Sagrafoli, N Marri, G Giangolini, R Amoruso, M Iurescia, F Stravino, S Dottarelli, F Feltrin, A Franco, S Amatiste, A Battisti
Between January and May 2012, a total of 286 bulk tank milk samples from dairy sheep farms located in central Italy were tested for the presence of Staphylococcus aureus. One hundred fifty-three samples were positive for S. aureus (53.5%), with an average count of 2.53 log cfu/mL. A total of 679 S. aureus colonies were screened for methicillin resistance by the cefoxitin disk diffusion test, and 104 selected cefoxitin-susceptible isolates were also tested for their susceptibility to other antimicrobials representative of the most relevant classes active against Staphylococcus spp...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772149/swine-exposure-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-among-hospitalized-patients-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-illinois-a-zip-code-level-analysis
#9
Glennon A Beresin, J Michael Wright, Glenn E Rice, Jyotsna S Jagai
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterial pathogen, is a predominant cause of skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) in the United States. Swine-production facilities have been recognized as potential environmental reservoirs of MRSA. To better understand how swine production may contribute to MRSA infection, we evaluated the association between MRSA infection among SSTI inpatients and exposure measures derived from national swine inventory data. METHODS: Based on adjusted odds ratios from logistic regression models, we evaluated the association between swine exposure metrics and MRSA infections among all Illinois inpatient hospitalizations for SSTI from January 2008 through July 2011...
July 31, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765589/comparing-the-action-of-ht61-and-chlorhexidine-on-natural-and-model-staphylococcus-aureus-membranes
#10
Alasdair Tm Hubbard, Anthony Rm Coates, Richard D Harvey
HT61 and chlorhexidine (CHX) are both putative membrane-active antimicrobials, which non-specifically target the anionic lipids abundant in bacterial membranes. In model systems, the ability of these antimicrobials to partition into lipid monolayers and increase the permeability of lipid bilayers is dependent upon the presence and proportion of anionic lipids such as phosphatidylglycerol. Despite their apparent similarity in membrane affinity, we have found that HT61 and CHX differ in the extent to which they affect membrane integrity...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756169/public-health-and-healthcare-associated-risk-of-electric-warm-water-bidet-toilets
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Akiko Kanayama Katsuse, Hiroshi Takahashi, Sadako Yoshizawa, Kazuhiro Tateda, Yasuhiro Nakanishi, Akihiro Kaneko, Intetsu Kobayashi
BACKGROUND: In recent years, installation of bidet toilets within hospitals in Japan has raised concerns regarding potential for cross-contamination by antimicrobial resistant bacteria from patients who are hospitalized over an extended period. AIM: To investigate the distribution of antimicrobial resistant bacteria recovered from bidet toilets at a university-affiliated hospital in Japan. METHODS: All 292 electronic bidet toilets at a university hospital were sampled for contamination...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747897/identification-of-emerging-human-mastitis-pathogens-by-maldi-tof-and-assessment-of-their-antibiotic-resistance-patterns
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María Marín, Rebeca Arroyo, Irene Espinosa-Martos, Leónides Fernández, Juan M Rodríguez
Lactational mastitis constitutes one of the main causes of undesired weaning, depriving the mother-infant pair from the benefits of breastfeeding; therefore, this condition should be considered a relevant public health issue. The role of specific microorganisms remains unclear since human milk cultures and antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) are not routinely performed, despite the fact that this would be key to ensure an early and effective diagnosis and treatment. The objective of this study was to describe the culturable microbial diversity in 647 milk samples from breastfeeding women with clinical symptoms of mastitis by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF) VITEK MS technology and to analyze the antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of a collection of isolates from these samples by the VITEK 2 AST system...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743973/in-vivo-efficacy-of-%C3%AE-lactam-tripropeptin-c-in-a-mouse-septicemia-model-and-the-mechanism-of-reverse-%C3%AE-lactam-resistance-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mediated-by-tripropeptin-c
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Hideki Hashizume, Yoshiaki Takahashi, Tohru Masuda, Shun-Ichi Ohba, Tomokazu Ohishi, Manabu Kawada, Masayuki Igarashi
Natural lipopeptide antibiotic tripropeptin C (TPPC) revitalizes and synergistically potentiates the activities of the class of β-lactam antibiotics against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) but not against methicillin-sensitive S. aureus in vitro; however, the mode of action remains unclear. In the course of the study to reveal its mode of action, we found that TPPC inhibited the β-lactamase production induced by cefotiam. This prompted us to focus on the β-lactam-inducible β-lactam-resistant genes blaZ (β-lactamase) and mecA (foreign penicillin-binding protein), as they are mutually regulated by the blaZ/I/R1 and mecA/I/R1 systems...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742382/occurrence-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-listeria-species-and-staphylococcus-aureus-in-cattle-slaughterhouses-of-kerala-south-india
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Tanuja K G M Gowda, Latha C, Sunil B, Inge Van Damme
A total of 765 samples were collected from beef carcasses, knives, cutting table surfaces, beef, hands, air, and water from four cattle slaughterhouses of Kerala, South India, to determine the occurrence and antibiotic susceptibility of Listeria species and Staphylococcus aureus. Listeria spp. were isolated from beef carcasses (2.0%), knives (3.7%), cutting table surfaces (1.9%), beef (0.7%), and water (1.3%). The identified species were Listeria monocytogenes (0.1%), Listeria innocua (0.9%), and Listeria ivanovii (0...
July 25, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738906/next-generation-sequencing-to-monitor-the-spread-of-antimicrobial-resistance
#15
Michael Otto
Next-generation sequencing is increasingly being used to monitor current and historic events related to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance. In a recent publication, researchers analyzed the rise of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the 1960s, emphasizing that adaptations conferring antibiotic resistance might pre-date the introduction of novel antibiotic derivatives. Other researchers have evaluated the role of transmission within a healthcare network, using the example of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-resistant Escherichia coli...
July 25, 2017: Genome Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737160/health-and-environmental-risk-assessment-project-for-bottlenose-dolphins-tursiops-truncatus-from-the-southeastern-usa-ii-environmental-aspects
#16
REVIEW
John S Reif, Adam M Schaefer, Gregory D Bossart, Patricia A Fair
Bottlenose dolphins Tursiops truncatus are the most common apex predators found in coastal and estuarine ecosystems along the southeastern coast of the USA, where these animals are exposed to multiple chemical pollutants and microbial agents. In this review, we summarize the results of investigations of environmental exposures evaluated in 360 free-ranging dolphins between 2003 and 2015. Bottlenose dolphins inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon, Florida (IRL, n = 246), and coastal waters of Charleston, South Carolina (CHS, n = 114), were captured, given comprehensive health examinations, and released as part of a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional study of individual and population health...
July 24, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735055/molecular-analysis-of-virulence-genes-and-the-accessory-gene-regulator-agr-types-among-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-strains
#17
Sara Cheraghi, Leyla Pourgholi, Maryam Shafaati, Shirinsadat Hashemi Fesharaki, Arash Jalali, Rahim Nosrati, MohammadAli Boroumand
OBJECTIVES: Methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains are a main cause of hospital-acquired infections and are considered as a serious public-health concern. MRSA isolates have plenty of virulence factors, which are the basis for its pathogenicity. The controlling and coordination of the expression of these genes perform by the accessory gene regulator (agr). The aim of this study was to determine the rate of some virulence genes encoding the enterotoxin, exfoliative toxin genes (eta), the adhesin genes and identification of agr specificity groups in MRSA isolates...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733718/antimicrobial-resistance-in-the-next-30%C3%A2-years-humankind-bugs-and-drugs-a-visionary-approach
#18
REVIEW
Matteo Bassetti, Garyphallia Poulakou, Etienne Ruppe, Emilio Bouza, Sebastian J Van Hal, Adrian Brink
PURPOSE: To describe the current standards of care and major recent advances with regard to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to give a prospective overview for the next 30 years in this field. METHODS: Review of medical literature and expert opinion were used in the development of this review. RESULTS: There is undoubtedly a large clinical and public health burden associated with AMR in ICU, but it is challenging to quantify the associated excess morbidity and mortality...
July 21, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732791/detection-of-a-mecc-positive-staphylococcus-saprophyticus-from-bovine-mastitis-in-argentina
#19
Mariela E Srednik, Marie Archambault, Mario Jacques, Elida R Gentilini
INTRODUCTION: Bovine mastitis causes important economic losses in the dairy industry. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) are a group of bacteria commonly isolated from bovine mastitis and can display resistance to a wide range of antimicrobial agents. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine staphylococcal resistance towards β-lactam, macrolide and lincosamide antimicrobials in quarters previously treated with third-generation cephalosporin and after lincosamide intramammary therapy...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732783/future-trends-in-the-treatment-of-meticillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-infection-an-in-depth-review-of-newer-antibiotics-active-against-an-enduring-pathogen
#20
REVIEW
A M Bal, M Z David, J Garau, T Gottlieb, T Mazzei, F Scaglione, P Tattevin, I M Gould
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) continues to be a major public health problem. Vancomycin and teicoplanin have been in clinical use for several decades but their drawbacks are well described. In the last 10 years several antibiotics have been made available for clinical use. Daptomycin and linezolid have been extensively used during this period. Other agents such as ceftaroline, ceftobiprole, dalbavancin, oritavancin, tedizolid, and telavancin have been approved by regulatory agencies since 2009...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
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