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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535299/analysis-of-bacterial-metagenomes-from-the-southwestern-gulf-of-mexico-for-pathogens-detection
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Wendy Escobedo-Hinojosa, Liliana Pardo-López
Little is known about the diversity of bacteria in the Southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The aim of the study illustrated in this perspective was to search for the presence of bacterial pathogens in this ecosystem, using metagenomic data recently generated by the Mexican research group known as the Gulf of Mexico Research Consortium. Several genera of bacteria annotated as pathogens were detected in water and sediment marine samples. As expected, native and ubiquitous pathogenic bacteria genera such as Burkolderia, Halomonas, Pseudomonas, Shewanella, and Vibrio were highly represented...
May 23, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532810/species-level-identification-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococcus-spp-from-buffalo-using-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-and-cydb-real-time-quantitative-pcr
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Lucas J L Pizauro, Camila C de Almeida, Glenn A Soltes, Durda Slavic, Oswaldo D Rossi-Junior, Fernando A de Ávila, Luiz F Zafalon, Janet I MacInnes
Incorrect identification of Staphylococcus spp. can have serious clinical and zoonotic repercussions. Accordingly, the aim of this study was to determine if matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and/or cydB real- time quantitative PCR (qPCR) could be used to accurately identify coagulase negative Staphylococcus spp. (CoNS) obtained from buffalo milk and milking environment samples. Seventy-five of 84 CoNS isolates could be identified to the species level (score value >1...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529502/effect-of-rocket-eruca-sativa-extract-on-mrsa-growth-and-proteome-metabolic-adjustments-in-plant-based-media
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Agapi I Doulgeraki, Georgios Efthimiou, Spiros Paramithiotis, Katherine M Pappas, Milton A Typas, George-John Nychas
The emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in food has provoked a great concern about the presence of MRSA in associated foodstuff. Although MRSA is often detected in various retailed meat products, it seems that food handlers are more strongly associated with this type of food contamination. Thus, it can be easily postulated that any food could be contaminated with this pathogen in an industrial environment or in household and cause food poisoning. To this direction, the effect of rocket (Eruca sativa) extract on MRSA growth and proteome was examined in the present study...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528648/copper-and-antibiotics-discovery-modes-of-action-and-opportunities-for-medicinal-applications
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Alex G Dalecki, Cameron L Crawford, Frank Wolschendorf
Copper is a ubiquitous element in the environment as well as living organisms, with its redox capabilities and complexation potential making it indispensable for many cellular functions. However, these same properties can be highly detrimental to prokaryotes and eukaryotes when not properly controlled, damaging many biomolecules including DNA, lipids, and proteins. To restrict free copper concentrations, all bacteria have developed mechanisms of resistance, sequestering and effluxing labile copper to minimize its deleterious effects...
2017: Advances in Microbial Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526589/a-rapid-salmonella-detection-method-involving-thermophilic-helicase-dependent-amplification-and-a-lateral-flow-assay
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Xin-Jun Du, Tian-Jiao Zhou, Ping Li, Shuo Wang
Salmonella is a major foodborne pathogen that is widespread in the environment and can cause serious human and animal disease. Since conventional culture methods to detect Salmonella are time-consuming and laborious, rapid and accurate techniques to detect this pathogen are critically important for food safety and diagnosing foodborne illness. In this study, we developed a rapid, simple and portable Salmonella detection strategy that combines thermophilic helicase-dependent amplification (tHDA) with a lateral flow assay to provide a detection result based on visual signals within 90 min...
May 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525941/environmental-contamination-with-staphylococcus-aureus-at-a-large-midwestern-university-campus
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Dipendra Thapaliya, Mohammed Taha, Mark R Dalman, Jhalka Kadariya, Tara C Smith
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus can cause minor to severe life-threatening infections. The changing epidemiology of S. aureus is of public health concern due to the emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains. Environmental surfaces play a crucial role in the transmission of S. aureus. The objective of this study was to examine environmental contamination and molecular characteristics of S. aureus in health professional-associated (HPA) and non-health professional-associated (NHPA) buildings at a large university...
May 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521545/silver-oxynitrate-an-efficacious-compound-for-the-prevention-and-eradication-of-dual-species-biofilms
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Joe A Lemire, Lindsay Kalan, Natalie Gugala, Alexandru Bradu, Raymond J Turner
Preventing and eradicating biofilms remains a challenge in clinical and industrial settings. Recently, the present authors demonstrated that silver oxynitrate (Ag7NO11) prevented and eradicated single-species planktonic and biofilm populations of numerous microbes at lower concentrations than other silver (Ag) compounds. Here, the antimicrobial and anti-biofilm efficacy of Ag7NO11 is elaborated by testing its in vitro activity against combinations of dual-species, planktonic and biofilm populations of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
May 19, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513768/microbiological-testing-of-devices-used-in-maintaining-peripheral-venous-catheters
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Fernanda de Paula Rossini, Denise de Andrade, Lissandra Chaves de Sousa Santos, Adriano Menis Ferreira, Caroline Tieppo, Evandro Watanabe
Objective: to evaluate the use of peripheral venous catheters based on microbiological analysis of devices (dressing and three-way stopcocks) and thus contribute to the prevention and infection control. Methods: this was a prospective study of microbiological analysis of 30 three-way stopcocks (external surfaces and lumens) and 30 dressing used in maintaining the peripheral venous catheters of hospitalized adult patients. Results: all external surfaces, 40% of lumens, and 86...
May 15, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511502/comparative-evaluation-of-three-herbal-solutions-on-the-disinfection-of-guttapercha-cones-an-in-vitro-study
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Pratap Kumar Mukka, Samba Shiva Rao Pola, Nanda Kumar Kommineni, Mayuri Sailaja Pachalla, Anand Ramtheerth Karne, Karthik Labishetty, Supriya Kommineni, Praveen Chilakabathini
INTRODUCTION: Guttapercha (GP) cones are usually supplied in aseptic, sealed packages from the manufacturers, but once exposed to the dental office environment or even by handling; they can be contaminated by a number of microorganisms. Supplementary decontamination of GP cones is critical. As they cannot be sterilized by moist or dry heat, cold sterilization, using disinfectants should be used. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate rapid, reliable, convenient and effective method of disinfection of GP cones using readily available herbal solutions such as Aloevera Juice, Amla Juice and Pancha Tulsi...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509842/molecular-epidemiology-of-methicillin-resistant-and-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-in-the-ovine-dairy-chain-and-in-farm-related-humans
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Guerrino Macori, Giuseppina Giacinti, Alberto Bellio, Silvia Gallina, Daniela Manila Bianchi, Daniele Sagrafoli, Nicla Marri, Gilberto Giangolini, Simonetta Amatiste, Lucia Decastelli
Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of clinical infections in humans and its enterotoxins cause foodborne disease. In the present study, we tested a total of 51 isolates of S. aureus from small-ruminant dairy farms with artisan dairy facilities, all located in Latium, Italy. The farms have a known history of a high prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Most of the MRSA isolates (27 of 51) belonged to spa-type t127 (43.1%), followed by t2678 (3.9%), t044 (2%), t1166 (2%), and t1773 (2%). PFGE performed on mecA positive strains identified one cluster (≥ 80% of similarity), comprising 22 MRSA...
May 16, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507786/application-of-hyperosmotic-nanoemulsions-in-wound-healing-partial-thickness-injury-model-in-swine
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Sean Connell, Jianming Li, Abigail Durkes, Lynetta Freeman
Objective: In this work, we introduce a novel hyperosmotic nanoemulsion (HNE) topical agent for use in wound healing. These topical emulsion complexes combine a lipophilic thymol nanoemulsion with a hyperosmotic saccharide matrix. This combination has been previously shown to possess synergistic antimicrobial activity against a host of common and drug-resistant pathogens in vitro. Approach: In this study, we present additional data to assess the safety and efficacy of these emulsions in a partial thickness injury model in swine...
May 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499263/effect-of-fumigation-with-chloropicrin-on-soil-bacterial-communities-and-genes-encoding-key-enzymes-involved-in-nitrogen-cycling
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Jun Li, Bin Huang, Qiuxia Wang, Yuan Li, Wensheng Fang, Dongdong Yan, Meixia Guo, Aocheng Cao
Chloropicrin (CP) is a potential alternative for methyl bromide as a soil fumigant given that the use of methyl bromide has become limited. However, little is known about how fumigation with CP affects the condition of the soil microbial community. In this study, 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing and quantitative PCR were combined to investigate the effect of CP on soil bacterial community. In total, 938,922 effective reads were obtained from 18 samples and clustered into 58,662 operational taxonomic units at a similarity cut-off of 97%...
May 9, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493114/-management-of-multiresistant-bacteria-in-urology
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W Vahlensieck, R Rudolph, H-J Knopf, U Dahl, W Fabry
Contamination and infection with extensive drug resistant (XDR) bacteria are increasing in urology with the exception of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (stabilization). They often lead to logistic and therapeutical problems. Only 30-50% of XDR cases are of exogenous origin. To slow this trend, screening, hygiene programs, isolation, decontamination, targeted therapy of symptomatic infections, education programs, and success controls should be applied. Furthermore, all regulatory and legal instructions should be followed...
May 10, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491294/prevalence-and-pattern-of-antibiotic-resistance-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolated-from-door-handles-and-other-points-of-contact-in-public-hospitals-in-ghana
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Courage Kosi Setsoafia Saba, Jean Kwadwo Amenyona, Stephen Wilson Kpordze
BACKGROUND: Studies have implicated Staphylococcus aureus as the leading cause of septicemia in the Tamale metropolis of Ghana. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of S. aureus and Methicillin Resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in the environments of three hospitals in Ghana. METHODS: A total of 120 swab samples were taken from door handles, stair railings and other points of contact at Tamale Teaching Hospital, Tamale Central Hospital and Tamale West Hospital...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489297/the-effect-of-low-temperature-laundering-and-detergents-on-the-survival-of-escherichia-coli-and-staphylococcus-aureus-on-textiles-used-in-healthcare-uniforms
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Kate Riley, John Williams, Lucy Owen, Jinsong Shen, Angela Davies, Katie Laird
AIMS: To determine the survival of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus on cotton and polyester and the effectiveness of low temperature laundering and detergents on the removal of microorganism from healthcare laundry. METHODS AND RESULTS: Survival of E. coli and S. aureus on polyester or cotton was assessed over 3 weeks and the efficacy of a domestic wash (40°C and 60°C) and a range of detergents was also determined. Both bacteria were able to survive on cotton (5 log(10) ) and polyester (0...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482604/silver-nanoparticle-and-lysozyme-tannic-acid-layer-by-layer-assembly-antimicrobial-multilayer-on-magnetic-nanoparticle-by-an-eco-friendly-route
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Xi Wang, Weiwei Cao, Qian Xiang, Feng Jin, Xuefeng Peng, Qiang Li, Min Jiang, Bingcheng Hu, Xiaodong Xing
A facile, economical and green synthetic route was developed to fabricate magnetic nanocomposite arming with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) for antibacterial application. In this synthesis, two natural compounds, positively charged lysozyme (Lys) and negatively charged tannic acid (TA), were alternately deposited on Fe3O4 nanoparticles (IONPs) surface by layer-by-layer (LbL) self-assembly technique. And then AgNPs were embedded by an in situ reduction of Ag(+) so as to achieve complementary antibacterial functions to act against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482491/influence-of-antibody-immobilization-strategies-on-the-analytical-performance-of-a-magneto-elastic-immunosensor-for-staphylococcus-aureus-detection
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C Menti, M Beltrami, M D Pozza, S T Martins, J A P Henriques, A D Santos, F P Missell, M Roesch-Ely
Magneto-elastic (ME) sensors have a great advantage in microbiology due to their ability to be queried wirelessly. Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common bacteria widespread in the environment and a major human pathogen related to numerous illnesses. Immunosensors are affinity-based assays where the analyte is highly selective. The immobilization of antibodies (Ab) is an important step in the development of such devices. This study compared the effects of two antibody immobilization strategies on the analytical performance of a magneto-elastic immunosensor: (1) random antibody covalent immobilization (CysAb) and (2) specific-oriented antibody covalent immobilization (PrGAb)...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479017/reduced-nosocomial-infection-rate-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-during-a-4-year-surveillance-period
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Yong-Chuan Chen, Chen-Fu Lin, Yun-Jiau Fuh Rehn, Juei-Chao Chen, Po-Yen Chen, Chao-Huei Chen, Teh-Ming Wang, Fang-Liang Huang
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The aim of the study was to investigate the change of nosocomial infection rate in a NICU during a 4-year surveillance period. METHODS: We investigated the changes in nosocomial infection rates, infection sites, and microorganism species in a NICU before and after the unit was moved to a new location, extending from November 2008 to October 2012...
May 3, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478737/removal-of-phosphate-by-staphylococcus-aureus-under-aerobic-and-alternating-anaerobic-aerobic-conditions
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Malairajan Sumathi, Namasivayam Vasudevan
Eutrophication of water bodies due to phosphate enrichment is an ecological problem. Phosphate is removed from wastewaters by enhanced biological phosphate removal worldwide by phosphate accumulating organism. In order to understand the process of treatment, the existing microbial community and its metabolism of phosphate removal are studied widely. This study focuses on the isolation of polyphosphate-accumulating bacteria from different environments and studying their phosphate removal capacity with different carbon supplements under varying culture conditions...
May 7, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474514/in-situ-forming-and-h2o2-releasing-hydrogels-for-treatment-of-drug-resistant-bacterial-infections
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Yunki Lee, Kyong-Hoon Choi, Kyung Min Park, Jong-Min Lee, Bong Joo Park, Ki Dong Park
Various types of commercialized wound dressings (e.g., films, foams, gels, and nanofiber meshes) have been clinically used as a physical barrier against bacterial invasion and as wound-healing materials. Although these dressings can protect the wounded tissue from the external environment, they cannot treat the wounds that are already infected with bacteria. Herein, we report in situ H2O2-releasing hydrogels as an active wound dressing with antibacterial properties for treatment of drug-resistant bacterial infection...
May 10, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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