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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444992/microbiological-control-for-affinity-capture-chromatography-processing-an-industry-perspective
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Marie Murphy, Brian Bell, James Moshi, Robert Grassi, Ren-Yo Forng, Angel Salaman, Petra Wawra Jordi, Simin Zaidi, Marcella Goodnight, Kim McFarland, Diane Hardy, Michael Knight, Mousumi Paul, Andreas Keller, Bill Carpenter, Donal McLaughlin, Una Hearty, Jose Marrero, David Bain, Derek Willison-Parry
The purpose of this paper is to provide a summary of a BPOG-led industry survey of the microbiological control aspects of affinity chromatography processing in the biopharmaceutical industry. The document provides a summary of historical microbiological control concerns, coupled with industry-derived best practices for material, equipment, and storage controls required to mitigate the potential for microbial ingress and contamination of chromatography resin and equipment. These best practice guidelines, which are derived from the members of the BPOG Bioburden Working Group, are intended to assist biopharmaceutical manufacturers enhance microbial control and monitoring strategies for chromatography systems...
February 14, 2018: PDA Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428003/how-does-a-photocatalytic-antimicrobial-coating-affect-environmental-bioburden-in-hospitals
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Matthew Reid, Vanessa Whatley, Emma Spooner, Alan M Nevill, Michael Cooper, Jeremy J Ramsden, Stephanie J Dancer
BACKGROUND The healthcare environment is recognized as a source for healthcare-acquired infection. Because cleaning practices are often erratic and always intermittent, we hypothesize that continuously antimicrobial surfaces offer superior control of surface bioburden. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of a photocatalytic antimicrobial coating at near-patient, high-touch sites in a hospital ward. SETTING The study took place in 2 acute-care wards in a large acute-care hospital. METHODS A titanium dioxide-based photocatalytic coating was sprayed onto 6 surfaces in a 4-bed bay in a ward and compared under normal illumination against the same surfaces in an untreated ward: right and left bed rails, bed control, bedside locker, overbed table, and bed footboard...
February 12, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363971/design-and-syntheses-of-highly-potent-teixobactin-analogues-against-staphylococcus-aureus-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-vre-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Anish Parmar, Rajamani Lakshminarayanan, Abhishek Iyer, Venkatesh Mayandi, Eunice Tze Leng Goh, Daniel G Lloyd, Madhavi Latha S Chalasani, Navin Kumar Verma, Stephen H Prior, Roger W Beuerman, Annemieke Madder, Edward J Taylor, Ishwar Singh
The cyclic depsipeptide, teixobactin kills a number of Gram positive bacteria including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis without detectable resistance. To date, teixobactin is the only molecule in its class which has shown in vivo antibacterial efficacy. There have been no in vivo evaluation studies on teixobactin analogues. In this work, we have designed and synthesized 10 new in vivo ready teixobactin analogues. These analogues showed highly potent antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) in vitro...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350654/autolytic-debridement-and-management-of-bacterial-load-with-an-occlusive-hydroactive-deressing-impregnated-with-polyhexamethylene-biguanide
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Stefano Mancini, Roberto Cuomo, Mauro Poggialini, Carlo D'Aniello, Giuseppe Botta
BACKGROUND: Debridement and control of bacterial load are key-points of wound care. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of autolytic debridement and management of bacterial load (bioburden) of an occlusive hydro-active dressing impregnated with polyhexamethylene biguanide (PHMB). METHODS: We used an occlusive dressing of hydro-active for leg ulcers' treatment (TenderWet-plus® - Hartmann).  Inclusion criteria were: presence of a fibrinous ulcer with multiple etiopathogenesis, in absence of clinical infection, no hypersecretion and diameter within 5 cm...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280976/a-novel-multi-approach-protocol-for-the-characterization-of-occupational-exposure-to-organic-dust-swine-production-case-study
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Carla Viegas, Tiago Faria, Ana Monteiro, Liliana Aranha Caetano, Elisabete Carolino, Anita Quintal Gomes, Susana Viegas
Swine production has been associated with health risks and workers' symptoms. In Portugal, as in other countries, large-scale swine production involves several activities in the swine environment that require direct intervention, increasing workers' exposure to organic dust. This study describes an updated protocol for the assessment of occupational exposure to organic dust, to unveil an accurate scenario regarding occupational and environmental risks for workers' health. The particle size distribution was characterized regarding mass concentration in five different size ranges (PM0...
December 27, 2017: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178633/norfloxacin-salts-of-carboxylic-acids-curtail-planktonic-and-biofilm-mode-of-growth-in-eskape-pathogens
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Rene Christena Lowrence, Akshaya Ramakrishnan, Niranjana Sri Sundaramoorthy, Aswin Shyam, Vidhyalakshmi Mohan, Himesh M V Subbarao, Venkatasubramanian Ulaganathan, Thiagarajan Raman, Anand Solomon, Saisubramanian Nagarajan
AIMS: To enhance the antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity of norfloxacin against the planktonic and biofilm mode of growth in ESKAPE pathogens using chemically modified norfloxacin salts. METHODS AND RESULTS: Antimicrobial testing, synergy testing and time kill curve analysis, were performed to evaluate antibacterial effect of norfloxacin carboxylic acid salts against ESKAPE pathogens. In vivo efficacy to reduce bacterial bioburden was evaluated in zebrafish infection model...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166254/proactive-and-early-aggressive-wound-management-a-shift-in-strategy-developed-by-a-consensus-panel-examining-the-current-science-prevention-and-management-of-acute-and-chronic-wounds
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Gregory A Bohn, Gregory S Schultz, Brock A Liden, Michael N Desvigne, Eric J Lullove, Igor Zilberman, Mary B Regan, Marta Ostler, Karen Edwards, Georgia M Arvanitis, Jodi F Hartman
Normal wound healing is accomplished through a series of well-coordinated, progressive events with overlapping phases. Chronic wounds are described as not progressing to healing or not being responsive to management in a timely manner. A consensus panel of multidisciplinary wound care professionals was assembled to (1) educate wound care practitioners by identifying key principles of the basic science of chronic wound pathophysiology, highlighting the impact of metalloproteinases and biofilms, as well as the role of the extracellular matrix; and (2) equip practitioners with a systematic strategy for the prevention and healing of acute injuries and chronic wounds based upon scientific evidence and the panel members' expertise...
November 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161135/-crunch-berries-analogy-helps-underscore-importance-of-bioburden-monitoring
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Michael Ferry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157962/current-and-novel-approaches-for-control-of-dental-biofilm
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Trinette Fernandes, Chintan Bhavsar, Sujata Sawarkar, Anisha D'souza
Insights in oral demographics have revealed that a significant percentage of population faces chronic incidences of oral diseases. The innervation of these oral manifestations is required because untreated conditions may lead to bone loss in the oral cavity and systemic complications. Conventional treatments include surgery of the affected area followed by its management and/or treatment with antibiotics. However, widely used antibiotics like Triclosan have serious side effects including down-regulation of oral keratinocytes and fibroblasts...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155834/measuring-the-microbiome-of-chronic-wounds-with-use-of-a-topical-antimicrobial-dressing-a-feasibility-study
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Lindsay Kalan, Mi Zhou, Michele Labbie, Benjamin Willing
BACKGROUND: Polymicrobial communities colonize all wounds, and biofilms are hypothesized to be a key link to the chronic state and stalled healing. Molecular methods offer greater insight when studying microbial ecology in chronic wounds, as only a small fraction of wound bacteria are cultured by currently available methods and studies have shown little agreement between culture and molecular based approaches. Some interventions, like dressings with oxidized silver, are reported to help the stalled wounds move to a normal healing trajectory but the underlying mechanisms are difficult to measure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144777/urgoclean-ag-evidence-base-and-mode-of-action
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Mark Greener
UrgoClean Ag is indicated for all exuding wounds with signs of increased bioburden and biofilm. This article describes the evidence base supporting its efficacy.
November 8, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140837/disruption-of-biofilms-and-neutralization-of-bacteria-using-hypochlorous-acid-solution-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-evaluation
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Anna Day, Abdulnaser Alkhalil, Bonnie C Carney, Hilary N Hoffman, Lauren T Moffatt, Jeffrey W Shupp
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess the effectiveness of a hypochlorous acid-based wound cleanser (Vashe Wound Solution [VWS], SteadMed Medical, Fort Worth, Texas) in disrupting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms relative to other cleansers using an in vitro collagen biofilm model and to evaluate cleansers' cytotoxicity. The bioburden reduction of venous stasis wounds by VWS and another cleanser was evaluated. METHODS: Plates coated with collagen films incubated with active bacteria cultures to yield biofilm mimics were treated with VWS, 1% and 10% povidone-iodine (PI), 0...
December 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103637/deployment-of-a-touchless-ultraviolet-light-robot-for-terminal-room-disinfection-the-importance-of-audit-and-feedback
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Michele Fleming, Amie Patrick, Mark Gryskevicz, Nadia Masroor, Lisa Hassmer, Kevin Shimp, Kaila Cooper, Michelle Doll, Michael Stevens, Gonzalo Bearman
Touchless ultraviolet disinfection (UVD) devices effectively reduce the bioburden of epidemiologically relevant pathogens, including Clostridium difficile. During a 25-month implementation period, UVD devices were deployed facilitywide for the terminal disinfection of rooms that housed a patient who tested positive for C difficile. The deployment was performed with structured education, audit and feedback, and resulted in a multidisciplinary practice change that maximized the UVD capture rate from 20% to 100%...
November 3, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101018/tissue-processing-techniques-for-fabrication-of-covered-stents-for-small-diameter-vascular-intervention
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Shahar Cohen, Smadar Magal, Itay Yakov, Evyatar Sirabella, Anna Bitman, Gabriel Groisman, Chaim Lotan
Animal-derived pericardial tissue is a widely used biomaterial typically treated with glutaraldehyde (GA) to achieve immunological acceptance and long-term durability. However, GA fixation of biological tissue is associated with long-term failure due to degeneration and calcification. In this study, we evaluated two alternative tissue processing methods for the fabrication of pericardial tissue covered stents: detergent-based decellularization (decell) and limited exposure to GA (gentle-glut). Processed pericardial tissues were extensively characterized both in-vitro and in-vivo...
October 31, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098740/does-non-contact-low-frequency-ultrasound-nlfu-therapy-contribute-to-wound-healing-at-the-molecular-level
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Cornelia Wiegand, Kyle Bittenger, Robert D Galiano, Vickie R Driver, Gary W Gibbons
Non-contact low frequency ultrasound (NLFU) is used to treat various types of chronic wounds including venous, diabetic and pressure ulcers. The objective for this sub study of the IN BALANCE RCT VLU trial was to characterize and compare the NLFU treatment group and patients receiving standard of care (SOC) with respect to the effect of the assigned study treatment on content/quantity of inflammatory cytokines and fibrinogen as well as bacteria. Higher mean wound area reduction was observed in the NLFU treatment group (67...
November 2, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070062/microbial-biodiversity-assessment-of-the-european-space-agency-s-exomars-2016-mission
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Kaisa Koskinen, Petra Rettberg, Rüdiger Pukall, Anna Auerbach, Lisa Wink, Simon Barczyk, Alexandra Perras, Alexander Mahnert, Diana Margheritis, Gerhard Kminek, Christine Moissl-Eichinger
BACKGROUND: The ExoMars 2016 mission, consisting of the Trace Gas Orbiter and the Schiaparelli lander, was launched on March 14 2016 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan and reached its destination in October 2016. The Schiaparelli lander was subject to strict requirements for microbial cleanliness according to the obligatory planetary protection policy. To reach the required cleanliness, the ExoMars 2016 flight hardware was assembled in a newly built, biocontrolled cleanroom complex at Thales Alenia Space in Turin, Italy...
October 25, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034056/effects-of-sterilization-on-shape-memory-polyurethane-embolic-foam-devices
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Rachael Muschalek, Landon Nash, Ryan Jones, Sayyeda M Hasan, Brandis K Keller, Mary Beth B Monroe, Duncan J Maitland
Polyurethane shape memory polymer (SMP) foams have been developed for various embolic medical devices due to their unique properties in minimally invasive biomedical applications. These polyurethane materials can be stored in a secondary shape, from which they can recover their primary shape after exposure to an external stimulus, such as heat and water exposure. Tailored actuation temperatures of SMPs provide benefits for minimally invasive biomedical applications, but incur significant challenges for SMP-based medical device sterilization...
September 2017: Journal of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033046/eschar-removal-by-bromelain-based-enzymatic-debridement-nexobrid%C3%A2-in-burns-an-european-consensus
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Christoph Hirche, Antonella Citterio, Henk Hoeksema, Ján Koller, Martina Lehner, José Ramón Martinez, Stan Monstrey, Alexandra Murray, Jan A Plock, Frank Sander, Alexandra Schulz, Benjamin Ziegler, Ulrich Kneser
Early debridement and/or eschar removal is regarded as a significant step in the treatment of deep partial and full thickness burns. It aims to control wound bioburden and allows early wound closure by conservative treatment or skin grafting. Preservation of viable dermis accompanied by early wound closure, is regarded as a necessary step to reduce scar related complication, e.g. functional limitations and/or unaesthetic scar formation. Aside from the classical techniques of surgical excision as tangential excision for eschar removal, hydro-surgery, maggot therapy, laser, enzymatic debridement have been described as additional techniques in the burn surgeon's armamentarium...
December 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976341/preliminary-results-of-a-topically-applied-bacteria-specific-antibiotic-gel-to-improve-wound-healing
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Caitlin S Zarick, Elizabeth A Benkert, Noah G Oliver, John S Steinberg, Karen K Evans, Christopher E Attinger, Zinnia M Rocha, Paul J Kim
INTRODUCTION: Advances in molecular diagnostic medicine have allowed for more rapid, accurate, and comprehensive methods for identifying microorganisms in a chronic wound, which led to the de- velopment and use of a tailored topical antibiotic gel aimed at treating this bioburden. OBJECTIVE: This is a retrospective chart review evalu- ating the authors' early experience with the use of bacteria-speci c antimicrobial gel therapy on chronic lower extremity wounds that have not responded to standard therapy...
September 26, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964884/a-cross-sectional-point-prevalence-survey-to-study-the-environmental-contamination-of-nosocomial-pathogens-in-intensive-care-units-under-real-life-conditions
#20
I Wille, A Mayr, P Kreidl, C Brühwasser, G Hinterberger, A Fritz, W Posch, S Fuchs, A Obwegeser, D Orth-Höller, C Lass-Flörl
BACKGROUND: In intensive care units (ICUs) inanimate surfaces and equipment may be contaminated by nosocomial pathogens, including multi-drug resistant microorganisms. AIMS: To assess the degree of patients' close and distant environmental contamination including healthcare workers' (HCWs) hands with nosocomial pathogens under real life situations and to investigate potential transmission events. METHODS: For the course of three weeks agar contact samples were taken close and distant to the patient area and from HCWs' hands in eight ICUs of a tertiary care hospital in Innsbruck, Austria...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
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