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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214190/biofilm-formation-by-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-from-a-dental-clinic-in-konya-turkey
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Emrah Torlak, Emre Korkut, Ali T Uncu, Yağmur Şener
The ability of Staphylococcus aureus to form biofilm is considered to be a major virulence factor influencing its survival and persistence in both the environment and the host. Biofilm formation in S. aureus is most frequently associated with production of polysaccharide intercellular adhesion by ica operon-encoded enzymes. The present work aimed at evaluating the in vitro biofilm production and presence of the icaA and icaD genes in S. aureus isolates from a dental clinic in Konya, Turkey. The surfaces of inanimate objects were sampled over a period of six months...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207309/multilocus-sequence-typing-and-staphylococcal-protein-a-typing-revealed-novel-and-diverse-clones-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-seafood-and-the-aquatic-environment
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V Murugadas, C Joseph Toms, Sara A Reethu, K V Lalitha
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been a global health concern since the 1960s, and isolation of this pathogen from food-producing animals has been increasing. However, little information is available on the prevalence of MRSA and its clonal characteristics in seafood and the aquatic environment. In this study, 267 seafood and aquatic environment samples were collected from three districts of Kerala, India. Staphylococcal protein A (spa) typing and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was performed for 65 MRSA strains isolated from 20 seafood and aquatic environment samples...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197394/antibiogram-of-bacteria-isolated-from-automated-teller-machines-in-hamadan-west-iran
#3
Hassan Mahmoudi, Mohammad Reza Arabestani, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani, Iraj Sedighi, Hamed Farhadi Kohan, Mohammad Molavi
Aim: Bacteria are ubiquitous in the environment. In keeping with the continued expansion of urbanization and the growing population, an increasing number of people use automated banking, i.e. automated teller machines (ATMs). The aim of this study was to investigate the bacterial contamination and its antibiotic sensitivity on computer keyboards located at ATMs in Hamadan province, Iran. Method: Out of 360 ATMs at four locations in Hamadan, 96 were randomly selected for this study. The antibiotic susceptibility pattern of all isolates was determined by the agar disk diffusion method using gentamicin (10 µg), vancomycin (30 µg), trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (25 µg), amikacin (30 µg), tobramycin (10 µg), cephalotin (30 µg), norfloxacin (5 µg), and ceftizoxim (30 µg) disks...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196877/using-quantitative-mass-spectrometry-to-better-understand-the-influence-of-genetics-and-nutritional-perturbations-on-the-virulence-potential-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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Jessica R Chapman, Divya Balasubramanian, Kayan Tam, Manor Askenazi, Richard Copin, Bo Shopsin, Victor J Torres, Beatrix Ueberheide
Staphylococcus aureus (Sa) is the leading cause of a variety of bacterial infections ranging from superficial skin infections to invasive and life threatening diseases such as septic bacteremia, necrotizing pneumonia, and endocarditis. The success of Sa as a human pathogen is due to its ability to adapt to the environment by changing expression, production, or secretion of virulence factors. Although Sa immune evasion is well-studied, the regulation of virulence factors under different nutrient and growth conditions is still not well understood...
February 14, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195384/air-pollution-alters-staphylococcus-aureus-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-biofilms-antibiotic-tolerance-and-colonisation
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S J K Hussey, J Purves, N Allcock, V E Fernandes, P S Monks, J M Ketley, P W Andrew, J A Morrissey
Air pollution is the world's largest single environmental health risk (WHO). Particulate matter such as black carbon is one of the main components of air pollution. The effects of particulate matter on human health are well established however the effects on bacteria, organisms central to ecosystems in humans and in the natural environment, are poorly understood. We report here for the first time that black carbon drastically changes the development of bacterial biofilms, key aspects of bacterial colonisation and survival...
February 14, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194715/does-extracellular-dna-production-vary-in-staphylococcal-biofilms-isolated-from-infected-implants-versus-controls
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Beata Zatorska, Marion Groger, Doris Moser, Magda Diab-Elschahawi, Luigi Segagni Lusignani, Elisabeth Presterl
BACKGROUND: Prosthetic implant infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and epidermidis are major challenges for early diagnosis and treatment owing to biofilm formation on the implant surface. Extracellular DNA (eDNA) is actively excreted from bacterial cells in biofilms, contributing to biofilm stability, and may offer promise in the detection or treatment of such infections. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Does DNA structure change during biofilm formation? (2) Are there time-dependent differences in eDNA production during biofilm formation? (3) Is there differential eDNA production between clinical and control Staphylococcal isolates? (4) Is eDNA production correlated to biofilm thickness? METHODS: We investigated eDNA presence during biofilm formation in 60 clinical and 30 control isolates of S aureus and S epidermidis...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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/28183165/evaluation-of-microbiological-cellular-and-risk-factors-associated-with-subclinical-mastitis-in-female-buffaloes
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Emmanuella Oliveira Moura, Adriano Henrique do Nascimento Rangel, Maria Celeste Nunes de Melo, Luiz Henrique Fernandes Borba, Dorgival Morais de Lima Júnior, Luciano Patto Novaes, Stela Antas Urbano, Júlio César de Andrade Neto
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the microbiological and cellular milk profile for the diagnosis of subclinical mastitis in female buffaloes and to assess risk factors for predisposition of the disease. Methods: Analyses were carried out by standard plate count (SPC), identification of species and antibiotic resistance, somatic cell count (SCC), electrical conductivity of milk (ECM), and Lactoferrin content in milk (Lfe). Teat cups were swabbed to evaluate risk factors, observing hyperkeratosis, milking vacuum pressure and cleanliness of the site...
February 1, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182358/aetiology-and-significance-of-hospital-acquired-infections-in-mexico
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Nayelli M Alonso-Aguilar, Sara R Juarez-Enriquez, Graciela Castro-Escarpulli, Gildardo Rivera, Virgilio Bocanegra-Garcia, Xianwu Guo, Julieta Luna-Herrera, M G Aguilera-Arreola
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are infections that develop in the hospital environment and can be acquired by a patient or hospital staff. They are complications that combine diverse risk factors that make an individual susceptible and are frequently caused by endogenous and exogenous bacterial agents. The most commonly studied etiological agents are bacteria and fungi, with the former representing the most common etiological agents reported to the Hospital Epidemiological Surveillance Network (RHOVE) between 2007 and 2012...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165020/a-potent-synthetic-inorganic-antibiotic-with-activity-against-drug-resistant-pathogens
#10
Shelby Hubick, Arumugam Jayaraman, Alexander McKeen, Shelby Reid, Jane Alcorn, John Stavrinides, Brian T Sterenberg
The acronymously named "ESKAPE" pathogens represent a group of bacteria that continue to pose a serious threat to human health, not only due to their propensity for repeated emergence, but also due to their ability to "eskape" antibiotic treatment. The evolution of multi-drug resistance in these pathogens alone has greatly outpaced the development of new therapeutics, necessitating an alternative strategy for antibiotic development that considers the evolutionary mechanisms driving antibiotic resistance. In this study, we synthesize a novel inorganic antibiotic, phosphopyricin, which has antibiotic activity against the Gram-positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE)...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164707/discovery-of-novel-antimicrobial-peptides-from-varanus-komodoensis-komodo-dragon-by-large-scale-analyses-and-de-novo-assisted-sequencing-using-electron-transfer-dissociation-mass-spectrometry
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Barney M Bishop, Melanie L Juba, Paul S Russo, Megan Devine, Stephanie M Barksdale, Shaylyn Scott, Robert Settlage, Pawel Michalak, Kajal Gupta, Kent Vliet, Joel M Schnur, Monique L van Hoek
Komodo dragons are the largest living lizards and are the apex predators in their environs. They endure numerous strains of pathogenic bacteria in their saliva and recover from wounds inflicted by other dragons, reflecting the inherent robustness of their innate immune defense. We have employed a custom bioprospecting approach combining partial de novo peptide sequencing with transcriptome assembly to identify cationic antimicrobial peptides from Komodo dragon plasma. Through these analyses, we identified 48 novel potential cationic antimicrobial peptides...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163826/draft-genome-sequences-of-eight-bacteria-isolated-from-the-indoor-environment-staphylococcus-capitis-strain-h36-s-capitis-strain-h65-s-cohnii-strain-h62-s-hominis-strain-h69-microbacterium-sp-strain-h83-mycobacterium-iranicum-strain-h39-plantibacter-sp-strain
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Despoina S Lymperopoulou, David A Coil, Denise Schichnes, Steven E Lindow, Guillaume Jospin, Jonathan A Eisen, Rachel I Adams
We report here the draft genome sequences of eight bacterial strains of the genera Staphylococcus, Microbacterium, Mycobacterium, Plantibacter, and Pseudomonas. These isolates were obtained from aerosol sampling of bathrooms of five residences in the San Francisco Bay area. Taxonomic classifications as well as the genome sequence and gene annotation of the isolates are described. As part of the "Built Environment Reference Genome" project, these isolates and associated genome data provide valuable resources for studying the microbiology of the built environment...
2017: Standards in Genomic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161488/cold-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-elimination-of-clinically-important-single-and-mixed-species-biofilms
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Martina Modic, Neil P McLeod, J Mark Sutton, James L Walsh
Mixed-species biofilms reflect the natural environment of many pathogens in clinical settings and are highly resistant to disinfection methods. An indirect cold atmospheric-pressure air-plasma system was evaluated under two different discharge conditions for its ability to kill representative Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram-negative (Pseudomonas aeruginosa) pathogens. Plasma treatment of individual 24-h-old biofilms and mixed-species biofilms that contained additional species (Enterococcus faecalis and Klebsiella pneumoniae) was considered...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160148/frequent-occurrence-of-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-hetero-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-in-different-african-countries
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C Coelho, H de Lencastre, M Aires-de-Sousa
High rates of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (SXT) resistance, a combination of two antifolate antibiotics trimethoprim (TMP) and sulfamethoxazole (SMZ), have been reported among Staphylococcus aureus isolates in Portuguese-speaking African countries. Our study aimed to evaluate the occurrence of TMP resistance markers in major SXT(R) methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) clones from these countries. We accessed also different fitness traits that could explain the success of these isolates over the Brazilian MRSA (the most successful SXT(R) MRSA clone worldwide but never identified in these countries)...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151994/toxin-mediates-sepsis-caused-by-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-epidermidis
#15
Li Qin, Fei Da, Emilie L Fisher, Daniel C S Tan, Thuan H Nguyen, Chih-Lung Fu, Vee Y Tan, Joshua W McCausland, Daniel E Sturdevant, Hwang-Soo Joo, Shu Y Queck, Gordon Y C Cheung, Michael Otto
Bacterial sepsis is a major killer in hospitalized patients. Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) with the leading species Staphylococcus epidermidis are the most frequent causes of nosocomial sepsis, with most infectious isolates being methicillin-resistant. However, which bacterial factors underlie the pathogenesis of CNS sepsis is unknown. While it has been commonly believed that invariant structures on the surface of CNS trigger sepsis by causing an over-reaction of the immune system, we show here that sepsis caused by methicillin-resistant S...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151984/livestock-associated-staphylococcus-aureus-on-polish-pig-farms
#16
Aneta Mroczkowska, Jacek Żmudzki, Natalia Marszałek, Monika Orczykowska-Kotyna, Iga Komorowska, Agnieszka Nowak, Anna Grzesiak, Ewelina Czyżewska-Dors, Arkadiusz Dors, Zygmunt Pejsak, Waleria Hryniewicz, Tomasz Wyszomirski, Joanna Empel
BACKGROUND: Livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus (LA-SA) draws increasing attention due to its particular ability to colonize farm animals and be transmitted to people, which in turn leads to its spread in the environment. The aim of the study was to determine the dissemination of LA-SA on pig farms selected throughout Poland, characterize the population structure of identified S. aureus, and assess the prevalence of LA-SA carriage amongst farmers and veterinarians being in contact with pigs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147429/-outbreak-of-sarg-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#17
Lenka Hobzová, Miroslav Špliňo, Roman Chlíbek, Helena Žemličková, Lenka Ryšková
The article provides information on an outbreak of infection with a strain of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to gentamicin (SARG) and a hyperproducer of enterotoxins A and D at a neonatal intensive care unit of the University Hospital in Hradec Králové. A retrospective investigation was carried out that provided an overview of the presence of the SARG strain in the patients, staff and hospital environment. Subsequently, strict infection precautions were implemented and the importance of rational antimicrobial therapy was emphasized...
December 2016: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135855/development-of-herbal-disinfectants-formulation-for-mopping-households-and-its-antibacterial-activity
#18
Urja Pandya, Ankit Doshi, Nirmal S Sahay
There are many household products like detergents, disinfectants, stain removers and cosmetics releasing chemicals that may be harmful to human health as well as cause hazardous effect on environment. Global world is now focusing on use of herbal products. They are eco-friendly and more suitable to household applications than chemicals. The present study focused on preparation of three plant-based formulations for household cleaning applications. Result showed antibacterial activity against most commonly available microbes viz...
January 30, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135088/role-of-reactive-oxygen-species-ros-in-therapeutics-and-drug-resistance-in-cancer-and-bacteria
#19
Dharmaraja T Allimuthu
Evading persistent drug resistance in cancer and bacteria to most of the commercially used drugs is necessary to restore the human health settings. A distinct property of cancer phenotype is enhanced glucose metabolism and oxidative stress from normal cells. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are metabolic by-products of aerobic respiration and are responsible for maintaining redox homeostasis in cells. Maintaining the redox balance in cancerous cells are found to be critical for their survival, which is modulated by reduced thiols and reducing cofactors NAD(P)H...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134071/everyday-dangers-the-impact-infectious-disease-has-on-the-health-of-paramedics-a-scoping-review
#20
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
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