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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439262/turn-up-the-heat-food-and-clinical-escherichia-coli-isolates-feature-two-transferrable-loci-of-heat-resistance
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Erik J Boll, Roger Marti, Henrik Hasman, Søren Overballe-Petersen, Marc Stegger, Kim Ng, Susanne Knøchel, Karen A Krogfelt, Joerg Hummerjohann, Carsten Struve
Heat treatment is a widely used process to reduce bacterial loads in the food industry or to decontaminate surfaces, e.g., in hospital settings. However, there are situations where lower temperatures must be employed, for instance in case of food production such as raw milk cheese or for decontamination of medical devices such as thermo-labile flexible endoscopes. A recently identified locus of heat resistance (LHR) has been shown to be present in and confer heat resistance to a variety of Enterobacteriaceae, including Escherichia coli isolates from food production settings and clinical ESBL-producing E...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437719/matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-mass-spectrometric-imaging-of-olanzapine-in-a-single-hair-using-esculetin-as-a-matrix
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Hang Wang, Ying Wang, Ge Wang, Lizhi Hong
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-mass spectrometric imaging (MALDI-MSI) for the analysis of intact hair is a powerful tool for monitoring changes in drug consumption. The embedding of a low drug concentration in the hydrophobic hair matrix makes it difficult to extract and detect, and requires an improved method to increase detection sensitivity. In this study, an MSI method using MALDI-Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance was developed for direct identification and imaging of olanzapine in hair samples using the positive ion mode...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402176/identification-of-bacterial-contaminants-from-calcium-carbonate-filler-production-lines-and-an-evaluation-of-biocide-based-decontamination-procedures
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Duško Odić, Jana Prah, Gorazd Avguštin
The aim of this study was to analyze the bacterial community in the production line of a calcium carbonate filler production company and to investigate possible causes for bacterial presence. Throughout 2012, 24 carbonate slurry and six groundwater samples were analyzed. Pseudomonas and Microbacterium were the most frequent contaminants in the slurry, whereas Pseudomonas and Brevundimonas dominated the groundwater samples. Of the 43 different bacterial strains isolated, only five were found both in the slurry and the groundwater, indicating that the latter was not a major source of contamination...
April 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388665/dose-response-relationships-for-environmentally-mediated-infectious-disease-transmission-models
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Andrew F Brouwer, Mark H Weir, Marisa C Eisenberg, Rafael Meza, Joseph N S Eisenberg
Environmentally mediated infectious disease transmission models provide a mechanistic approach to examining environmental interventions for outbreaks, such as water treatment or surface decontamination. The shift from the classical SIR framework to one incorporating the environment requires codifying the relationship between exposure to environmental pathogens and infection, i.e. the dose-response relationship. Much of the work characterizing the functional forms of dose-response relationships has used statistical fit to experimental data...
April 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381257/topic-the-level-of-nurses-knowledge-on-occupational-post-exposure-to-hepatitis-b-infection-in-the-tamale-metropolis-ghana
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Kennedy Diema Konlan, Millicent Aarah-Bapuah, Joseph M Kombat, Gifty Mary Wuffele
BACKGROUND: Health care workers especially nurses in developing countries are at serious risk for infection from blood-borne pathogens particularly hepatitis B virus (HBV) - because of the high prevalence of such pathogens in many poorer regions of the world. Employers are required to establish exposure-control plans that include post exposure follow-up for their employees and to comply with incident reporting requirements. This study assessed the level of knowledge and awareness of nurses in the Tamale Metropolis of Ghana on occupational post exposure measures to hepatitis B, and their risk of being infected...
April 5, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378700/-carbapenem-resistant-bacteria-transferred-to-the-netherlands-patients-colonised-during-hospitalisation-in-romania
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M Hoogewerf, A E Budding, A M E Spoelstra-de Man, J Vloemans, W Rozemeijer
Three patients were recently transferred to two Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in the Netherlands from two different ICUs in Bucharest, Romania. The patients appeared to be colonised with several, partly identical, carbapenemase-producing bacteria (CPB) after a short hospitalisation in Romania. In this article, we show that it is important to be aware of the possibility that patients are colonised with CPB after a short hospitalisation abroad. This has consequences for infection prevention measurements, but probably also for the discontinuation of selective bowel decontamination in the ICU...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358492/%C3%AE-feooh-nanorods-carbon-foam-based-hierarchically-porous-monolith-for-highly-effective-arsenic-removal
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Xiao Ge, Yue Ma, Xiangyang Song, Guozhong Wang, Haimin Zhang, Yunxia Zhang, Huijun Zhao
Arsenic pollution in waters has become a worldwide issue, constituting a severe hazard to whole ecosystems and public health worldwide. Accordingly, it is highly desirable to design high-performance adsorbents for arsenic decontamination. Herein, a feasible strategy is developed for in situ growth of β-FeOOH nanorods (NRs) on a three-dimensional (3D) carbon foam (CF) skeleton via a simple calcination process and subsequent hydrothermal treatment. The as-fabricated 3D β-FeOOH NRs/CF monolith can be innovatively utilized for arsenic remediation from contaminated aqueous systems, accompanied by remarkably high uptake capacity of 103...
April 6, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348791/successful-treatment-of-recurrent-helicobacter-fennelliae-bacteraemia-by-selective-digestive-decontamination-with-kanamycin-in-a-lung-cancer-patient-receiving-chemotherapy
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Yoshihiro Fujiya, Maki Nagamatsu, Junko Tomida, Yoshiaki Kawamura, Kei Yamamoto, Momoko Mawatari, Satoshi Kutsuna, Nozomi Takeshita, Kayoko Hayakawa, Shuzo Kanagawa, Kazuhisa Mezaki, Masao Hashimoto, Satoru Ishii, Norio Ohmagari
INTRODUCTION: Helicobacter fennelliae is an enterohepatic Helicobacter species causing bacteraemia in immunocompromised hosts. Only a few cases of recurrent H. fennelliae bacteraemia have been reported in Japan and there are no guidelines regarding antimicrobial treatment for H. fennelliae infection. CASE PRESENTATION: H. fennelliae bacteraemia was observed in a patient receiving platinum-based chemotherapy for lung cancer. To prevent recurrence, the patient received antibiotic therapy with cefepime, amoxicillin and doxycycline for 6 weeks, which is similar to the therapy for Helicobactercinaedi bacteraemia...
October 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337735/isolation-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-from-soil-using-middlebrook-7h10-agar-with-increased-malachite-green-concentration
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Yuli Hu, Xinglong Yu, Dun Zhao, Runcheng Li, Yang Liu, Meng Ge, Huican Hu
Environmental exposure is considered to be responsible for nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in humans. To facilitate the isolation of mycobacteria from soil, Middlebrook 7H10 agar was optimized as an enhanced selective medium by increasing the concentration of malachite green. A series of modified Middlebrook 7H10 agar media with malachite green concentrations ranging from 2.5 to 2500 mg/L was evaluated using 20 soil samples decontaminated with 3% sodium dodecyl sulfate plus 2% NaOH for 30 min. Among these modified Middlebrook 7H10 media, the medium with malachite green at a concentration of 250 mg/L, i...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334619/investigation-on-metal-tolerance-and-phytoremoval-activity-in-the-poplar-hybrid-clone-monviso-under-cu-spiked-water-potential-use-for-wastewater-treatment
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Fabrizio Pietrini, Daniela Di Baccio, Valentina Iori, Sofia Veliksar, Natalia Lemanova, Liudvika Juškaitė, Audrius Maruška, Massimo Zacchini
A serious concern for the environmental and human health is represented by the increasing copper (Cu) occurrence in agricultural soils and waters, because of the possible food contamination and bioaugmentation along the trophic chain. The request for the decontamination of different matrices with an environmentally sustainable technology as the phytoremediation should be addressed by selecting plant materials with improved pollutant tolerance and removal capability. With this purpose, plants of the hybrid poplar clone "Monviso" (Populus×generosa A...
March 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322483/a-polyoxoniobate-polyoxovanadate-double-anion-catalyst-for-simultaneous-oxidative-and-hydrolytic-decontamination-of-chemical-warfare-agent-simulants
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Jing Dong, Jufang Hu, Yingnan Chi, Zhengguo Lin, Bo Zou, Song Yang, Craig L Hill, Changwen Hu
A novel double-anion complex, H13 [(CH3 )4 N]12 [PNb12 O40 (V(V) O)2 ⋅(V(IV)4 O12 )2 ]⋅22 H2 O (1), based on bicapped polyoxoniobate and tetranuclear polyoxovanadate was synthesized, characterized by routine techniques and used in the catalytic decontamination of chemical warfare agents. Under mild conditions, 1 catalyzes both hydrolysis of the nerve agent simulant, diethyl cyanophosphonate (DECP) and selective oxidation of the sulfur mustard simulant, 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (CEES). In the oxidative decontamination system 100 % CEES was transformed selectively to nontoxic 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfoxide and vinyl ethyl sulfoxide using nearly stoichiometric 3 % aqueous H2 O2 with a turnover frequency (TOF) of 16 000 h(-1) ...
March 21, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318300/bacteria-from-wheat-and-cucurbit-plant-roots-metabolize-pahs-and-aromatic-root-exudates-implications-for-rhizodegradation
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Cairn S Ely, Barth F Smets
The chemical interaction between plants and bacteria in the root zone can lead to soil decontamination. Bacteria which degrade PAHs have been isolated from the rhizospheres of plant species with varied biological traits, however, it is not known what phytochemicals promote contaminant degradation. One monocot and two dicotyledon plants were grown in PAH-contaminated soil from a manufactured gas plant (MGP) site. A phytotoxicity assay confirmed greater soil decontamination in rhizospheres when compared to bulk soil controls...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287436/plasma-based-degradation-of-mycotoxins-produced-by-fusarium-aspergillus-and-alternaria-species
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Lars Ten Bosch, Katharina Pfohl, Georg Avramidis, Stephan Wieneke, Wolfgang Viöl, Petr Karlovsky
The efficacy of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) with ambient air as working gas for the degradation of selected mycotoxins was studied. Deoxynivalenol, zearalenone, enniatins, fumonisin B1, and T2 toxin produced by Fusarium spp., sterigmatocystin produced by Aspergillus spp. and AAL toxin produced by Alternaria alternata were used. The kinetics of the decay of mycotoxins exposed to plasma discharge was monitored. All pure mycotoxins exposed to CAPP were degraded almost completely within 60 s. Degradation rates varied with mycotoxin structure: fumonisin B1 and structurally related AAL toxin were degraded most rapidly while sterigmatocystin exhibited the highest resistance to degradation...
March 10, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284251/bottom-up-or-top-down-unit-cost-estimation-of-tuberculosis-diagnostic-tests-in-india
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S Rupert, A Vassall, N Raizada, S D Khaparde, C Boehme, V S Salhotra, K S Sachdeva, S A Nair, A H Van't Hoog
SETTING: Of 18 sites that participated in an implementation study of the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay in India, we selected five microscopy centres and two reference laboratories. OBJECTIVE: To obtain unit costs of diagnostic tests for tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant TB. DESIGN: Laboratories were purposely selected to capture regional variations and different laboratory types. Both bottom-up and the top-down methods were used to estimate unit costs...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267670/selective-digestive-decontamination-in-critically-ill-children-a-survey-of-canadian-providers
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Srinivas Murthy, Nazima Pathan, Brian H Cuthbertson
BACKGROUND: Selective digestive decontamination of the digestive tract involves the routine administration of oral, gastric, and intravenous antibiotics to mechanically ventilated children to prevent hospital-acquired infections. It has a strong evidence base in adults, with limited pediatric evidence. Current utilization of this intervention among pediatric physicians in North America is unknown. METHODS: An electronic survey administered to pediatric critical care and pediatric infectious disease providers in Canada...
June 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228494/an-evaluation-of-rgm-medium-for-isolation-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-from-respiratory-samples-from-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-in-the-united-states
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Rongpong Plongla, Clair L Preece, John D Perry, Peter H Gilligan
A novel selective agar (RGM medium) has been advocated for the isolation of rapidly growing mycobacteria from the sputum of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The aim of this study was to compare RGM medium with Burkholderia cepacia selective agar (BCSA) and a standard AFB culture method for the isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) from patients with CF. The applicability of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for identification of NTM isolated on RGM was also assessed...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221974/evaluation-of-a-surface-sampling-method-for-recovery-of-human-noroviruses-prior-to-detection-using-reverse-transcription-quantitative-pcr
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Grace Tung-Thompson, Blanca I Escudero-Abarca, Janie Outlaw, Arnaud Ganee, Sylvanie Cassard, Claude Mabilat, Lee-Ann Jaykus
Human noroviruses are the most common cause of acute viral gastroenteritis, and the environmental persistence of these viruses contributes to their transmissibility. Environmental sampling is thus an important tool for investigating norovirus outbreaks and for assessing the effectiveness of cleaning and decontamination regimens. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a sampling material (wipes) for their efficacy at recovering human norovirus from hard surfaces and foods. Dilutions of a human norovirus GII...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187395/population-pharmacokinetic-modelling-of-valproic-acid-and-its-selected-metabolites-in-acute-vpa-poisoning
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Wojciech Jawień, Jolanta Wilimowska, Małgorzata Kłys, Wojciech Piekoszewski
BACKGROUND: Valproic acid (VPA) is a first-line antiepileptic drug. It is used in the treatment of many different types of partial and generalized epileptic seizures. Though the clinical pharmacokinetics of VPA has been well defined, information about pharmacokinetics after overdoses is rare. The aim of this study was to try to build a population pharmacokinetic model that would describe the time course of VPA and its selected metabolites when the drug is ingested in an overdose situation...
April 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152053/evaluation-of-absorbent-materials-for-use-as-ad-hoc-dry-decontaminants-during-mass-casualty-incidents-as-part-of-the-uk-s-initial-operational-response-ior
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Nick Kassouf, Sara Syed, Joanne Larner, Richard Amlôt, Robert P Chilcott
The UK's Initial Operational Response (IOR) is a revised process for the medical management of mass casualties potentially contaminated with hazardous materials. A critical element of the IOR is the introduction of immediate, on-scene disrobing and decontamination of casualties to limit the adverse health effects of exposure. Ad hoc cleansing of the skin with dry absorbent materials has previously been identified as a potential means of facilitating emergency decontamination. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the in vitro oil and water absorbency of a range of materials commonly found in the domestic and clinical environments and to determine the effectiveness of a small, but representative selection of such materials in skin decontamination, using an established ex vivo model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133483/assessment-of-resistance-and-bioremediation-ability-of-lactobacillus-strains-to-lead-and-cadmium
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Anna V Kirillova, Anna A Danilushkina, Denis S Irisov, Nataliya L Bruslik, Rawil F Fakhrullin, Yuri A Zakharov, Vladimir S Bukhmin, Dina R Yarullina
Cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) are heavy metals, important environmental pollutants, and potent toxicants to organism. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have been reported to remove Cd and Pb from solutions and therefore represent a useful tool for decontamination of food and beverages from heavy metals. Heavy metal ion binding by LAB was reported as metabolism-independent surface process. In this work ten Lactobacillus strains were investigated with respect to hydrophobicity, Lewis acid-base, and electrostatic properties of their outer cell surface in order to characterize their Cd and Pb removal capacity...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
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