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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541437/hyperferritinemia-and-inflammation
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Kate Kernan, Joseph A Carcillo
Understanding of ferritin biology has traditionally centered on its role in iron storage and homeostasis, with low ferritin levels indicative of deficiency and high levels indicative of primary or secondary hemochromatosis. However, further work has shown that iron, redox biology and inflammation are inexorably linked. During infection, increased ferritin levels represent an important host defense mechanism that deprives bacterial growth of iron and protect immune cell function. It may also be protective, limiting the production of free radicals and mediating immunomodulation...
May 25, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535686/development-and-characterization-of-a-stable-adhesive-bond-between-a-poly-dimethylsiloxane-catheter-material-and-a-bacterial-biofilm-resistant-acrylate-polymer-coating
#2
Bonnie J Tyler, Andrew Hook, Andreas Pelster, Paul Williams, Morgan Alexander, Heinrich F Arlinghaus
Catheter associated urinary tract infections are the most common health related infections worldwide, contributing significantly to patient morbidity and mortality and increased health care costs. To reduce the incidence of these infections, new materials that resist bacterial biofilm formation are needed. A composite catheter material, consisting of bulk poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) coated with a novel bacterial biofilm resistant polyacrylate [ethylene glycol dicyclopentenyl ether acrylate (EGDPEA)-co-di(ethyleneglycol) methyl ether methacrylate (DEGMA)], has been proposed...
May 23, 2017: Biointerphases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532803/secondary-haemophilus-parasuis-infection-enhances-highly-pathogenic-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-hp-prrsv-infection-mediated-inflammatory-responses
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Jiangnan Li, Shengnan Wang, Changyao Li, Chunlai Wang, Yonggang Liu, Gang Wang, Xijun He, Liang Hu, Yuanyuan Liu, Mengmeng Cui, Caihong Bi, Zengyu Shao, Xiaojie Wang, Tao Xiong, Xuehui Cai, Li Huang, Changjiang Weng
Highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV) infection often predisposes pigs to secondary bacterial infection, which induces robust inflammatory responses. However, whether the secondary bacterial infection synergizes HP-PRRSV infection and enhances inflammatory responses is not fully understood. Here, we characterized HP-PRRSV infection-mediated secondary bacterial infection and robust inflammatory responses. HP-PRRSV infection induced higher levels of cytokines (IL-1β, IL-18, IL-6 and TNF-α) in the sera in piglets and bacterial loads of 11 bacterial species in the lung were increased after HP-PRRSV infection, including Mycoplasma hyorhinis, Haemophilus parasuis and Escherichia coli...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524018/comparison-of-the-immune-responses-associated-with-experimental-bovine-mastitis-caused-by-different-strains-of-escherichia-coli
#4
Shlomo E Blum, Elimelech D Heller, Shamay Jacoby, Oleg Krifucks, Gabriel Leitner
We studied the mammary immune response to different mammary pathogenic Escherichia coli (MPEC) strains in cows, hypothesising that the dynamics of response would differ. E. coli is a major aetiologic agent of acute clinical bovine mastitis of various degrees of severity with specific strains being associated with persistent infections. We compared challenge with three distinct pathogenic MPEC strains (VL2874, VL2732 and P4), isolated from different forms of mastitis (per-acute, persistent and acute, respectively)...
May 2017: Journal of Dairy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522850/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-exolysin-promotes-bacterial-growth-in-lungs-alveolar-damage-and-bacterial-dissemination
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Stéphanie Bouillot, Patrick Munro, Benoit Gallet, Emeline Reboud, François Cretin, Guillaume Golovkine, Guy Schoehn, Ina Attrée, Emmanuel Lemichez, Philippe Huber
Exolysin (ExlA) is a recently-identified pore-forming toxin secreted by a subset of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains identified worldwide and devoid of Type III secretion system (T3SS), a major virulence factor. Here, we characterized at the ultrastructural level the lesions caused by an ExlA-secreting strain, CLJ1, in mouse infected lungs. CLJ1 induced necrotic lesions in pneumocytes and endothelial cells, resulting in alveolo-vascular barrier breakdown. Ectopic expression of ExlA in an exlA-negative strain induced similar tissue injuries...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514703/bacterial-infections-and-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-liver-cirrhosis-prophylaxis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Damian Piotrowski, Anna Boroń-Kaczmarska
Infections are common among patients with liver cirrhosis. They occur more often in cirrhotic patient groups than in the general population and result in higher mortality. One reason for this phenomenon is bacterial translocation from the intestinal lumen that occurs as a consequence of intestinal bacterial overgrowth, increased permeability and decreased motility. The most common infections in cirrhotic patients are spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and urinary tract infections, followed by pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections...
May 14, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513981/exposure-to-fermentation-supernatant-of-staphylococcus-aureus-accelerated-dedifferentiation-of-chondrocytes-and-production-of-antimicrobial-peptides
#7
Shuaijun Li, Yun Zhang, Yidan Sun, Weigang Cao, Lei Cui
Staphylococcus aureus is the most popular pathogen found in septic arthritis. Despite bacteria was eradicated from joint cavity during acute infection, destruction of articular cartilage often continues for years, leading to permanent joint damage. The mechanism responsible for this consistent catabolic reaction in septic arthritis remains unclear. Here, we found that fermentation supernatant (FS) of Staphylococcus aureus accelerated dedifferentiation of chondrocytes and induced expression of catabolic factors including A Disintegrin-like and Metalloproteinase with Thrombospondin-1 motifs 5, NO synthase 2, matrix metalloproteinase -3, -13...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513421/clinical-and-bacteriological-characteristics-associated-with-clustering-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
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J-Y J-Y Feng, L G Jarlsberg, K Salcedo, J Rose, M Janes, S-Y G Lin, D H Osmond, K C Jost, M K Soehnlen, J Flood, E A Graviss, E Desmond, P K Moonan, P Nahid, P C Hopewell, M Kato-Maeda
<h2>SETTING:</h2><p>The impact of the genetic characteristics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis on the clustering of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has not been analyzed together with clinical and demographic characteristics.</p><h2>OBJECTIVE:</h2><p>To determine factors associated with genotypic clustering of MDR-TB in a community-basedstudy.</p><h2>DESIGN:</h2><p>We measured the proportion of clustered cases among MDR-TB patients and determined the impact of clinical and demographic characteristics and that of three M...
May 16, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509409/soft-tissue-reconstruction-and-salvage-of-infected-fixation-hardware-in-lower-extremity-trauma
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Hyuma A Leland, Alexis D Rounds, Karen E Burtt, Daniel J Gould, Geoffrey S Marecek, Ram K Alluri, Ketan M Patel, Joseph N Carey
BACKGROUND: Tibial fracture management may be complicated by infection of internal fixation hardware (iIFH) resulting in increased morbidity and amputation rate. When iIFH removal is not possible, salvage of the lower extremity is attempted through debridement, antibiotics, and vascularized soft tissue coverage. This study investigates lower extremity salvage with retention of iIFH. METHODS: Demographics, outcomes, and bacterial speciation in patients with tibial fractures at a level 1 trauma center from 2007 to 2014 were reviewed...
May 16, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507067/the-global-transcriptional-response-to-organic-hydroperoxide-and-the-role-of-ohrr-in-the-control-of-virulence-traits-in-chromobacterium-violaceum
#10
Maristela Previato Mello, Diogo de Abreu Meireles, Luis Eduardo Soares Netto, José Freire da Silva Neto
A major pathway for detoxification of organic hydroperoxides, such as cumene hydroperoxide (CHP), involves the MarR family transcriptional regulator OhrR and the peroxidase OhrA. However, the effect of these peroxides on the global transcriptome and the contribution of the OhrA/OhrR system on bacterial virulence remain poorly explored. Here, we analyzed the transcriptome profiles of Chromobacterium violaceum exposed to CHP and after deletion of ohrR, and we showed that OhrR controls virulence of this human opportunistic pathogen...
May 15, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501098/alterations-in-intestinal-microbiota-relate-to-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-and-central-line-infections
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Panliang Wang, Ying Wang, Lina Lu, Weihui Yan, Yijing Tao, Kejun Zhou, Jie Jia, Wei Cai
BACKGROUND: The gut microbiota plays a vital role in modulating the metabolic and immune functions of the intestines. We aimed to analyze the dysbiosis of microbiota in infants with short bowel syndrome (SBS) with different complications. PROCEDURE: We included 26 fecal samples from 18 infants with SBS during parenteral nutrition. The samples were categorized into three groups: asymptomatic, parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease (PNALD), and central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496482/evaluation-of-the-synergistic-effect-of-tomatidine-with-several-antibiotics-against-standard-and-clinical-isolates-of-staphylococcus-aureus-enterococcus-faecalis-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-escherichia-coli
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Rasool Soltani, Hossein Fazeli, Rahim Bahri Najafi, Alireza Jelokhanian
Antibiotic resistance is an important problem in antibiotic treatment of infections, particularly in hospitals. Tomatidine is a plant secondary metabolite with antimicrobial and antifungal effects. This study examined the possible synergistic effect tomatidine with several antibiotics against standard and clinical strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. After determining the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of antibiotics and tomatidine against the bacterial isolates using broth microdilution method, the synergistic effect between tomatidine and antibiotics was evaluated by checkerboard method and calculation of FIC indices...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495641/safety-and-efficacy-of-infliximab-therapy-in-the-setting-of-steroid-refractory-acute-graft-versus-host-disease
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Fevzi F Yalniz, Mehrdad Hefazi, Kristen McCollough, Mark R Litzow, William J Hogan, Robert Wolf, Hassan Alkhateeb, Ankit Kansagra, Moussab Damlaj, Mrinal M Patnaik
Acute graft versus host disease (aGVHD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality following allogenic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Corticosteroids are the first line treatment; however, less than half of the patients achieve durable remissions. Studies suggest that tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), a cytokine released from the bone marrow during conditioning, is involved in the pathogenesis of aGVHD. We retrospectively evaluated the outcome of anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) therapy with infliximab in 35 patients with steroid refractory aGVHD (SR-aGVHD)...
May 8, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491861/enteric-coated-and-highly-standardized-cranberry-extract-reduces-antibiotic-and-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug-use-for-urinary-tract-infections-during-radiotherapy-for-prostate-carcinoma
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Alberto Bonetta, Giandomenico Roviello, Daniele Generali, Laura Zanotti, Maria Rosa Cappelletti, Chiara Pacifico, Francesco Di Pierro
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, bacterial resistance to antibiotic therapy is a major concern for the medical community. Antibiotic resistance mainly affects Gram-negative bacteria that are an important cause of lower urinary tract infections (LUTIs). Pelvic irradiation for prostate cancer is a risk factor for LUTIs. Cranberry extract is reported to reduce the incidence of LUTIs. The prophylactic role of an enteric-coated, highly standardized cranberry extract (VO370(®)) in reducing LUTI episodes, urinary discomfort, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and antibiotic use during radiotherapy for prostate carcinoma was evaluated...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491439/mycobacterial-panniculitis-caused-by-mycobacterium-thermoresistibile-in-a-cat
#15
Polina Vishkautsan, Krystle L Reagan, M Kevin Keel, Jane E Sykes
CASE SUMMARY: A domestic shorthair cat was evaluated for chronic, bilateral, ulcerative dermatitis affecting the inguinal region and lateral aspects of both pelvic limbs. Histopathologic examination of skin biopsies collected throughout the course of disease revealed chronic pyogranulomatous ulcerative dermatitis. Aerobic bacterial skin cultures yielded growth of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Corynebacterium amycolatum. Upon referral the clinical findings were suggestive of a non-tuberculous Mycobacterium species infection...
July 2016: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486675/short-course-versus-long-course-oral-antibiotic-treatment-for-infections-treated-in-outpatient-settings-a-review-of-systematic-reviews
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Elizabeth E Dawson-Hahn, Sharon Mickan, Igho Onakpoya, Nia Roberts, Matthew Kronman, Chris C Butler, Matthew J Thompson
Purpose.: To summarize the evidence comparing the effectiveness of short and long courses of oral antibiotics for infections treated in outpatient settings. Methods.: We identified systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials for children and adults with bacterial infections treated in outpatient settings from Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews and The Database of Review of Effects. Data were extracted on the primary outcome of clinical resolution and secondary outcomes...
May 9, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484467/immunogenic-domains-and-secondary-structure-of-escherichia-coli-recombinant-secreted-protein-escherichia-coli-secreted-protein-b
#17
Bruna Alves Caetano, Letícia Barboza Rocha, Eneas Carvalho, Roxane Maria Fontes Piazza, Daniela Luz
Several pathogenic bacteria are able to induce the attaching and effacing (A/E) lesion. The A/E lesion is caused by effector proteins, such as Escherichia coli-secreted protein B (EspB), responsible together with Escherichia coli-secreted protein D for forming a pore structure on the host cell, which allows the translocation of effector proteins. Different variants of this protein can be found in E. coli strains, and during natural infection or when this protein is injected, this leads to variant-specific production of antibodies, which may not be able to recognize other variants of this bacterial protein...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484098/fibrinous-pericarditis-secondary-to-bacterial-infection-in-a-cat
#18
Michihito Tagawa, Chihiro Kurashima, Genya Shimbo, Hiroshi Omura, Kenji Koyama, Noriyuki Horiuchi, Yoshiyasu Kobayashi, Keiko Kawamoto, Kazuro Miyahara
A three-year-old spayed domestic short-haired cat presented for evaluation of weight loss, cardiomegaly and pleural effusion. Echocardiographic examination demonstrated a thickened pericardium with mild pericardial effusion and a large volume of pleural effusion characterized by exudate. Although the cat was treated with antibiotics, the clinical symptoms did not improve. The cat developed dyspnea and died on day 7. Necropsy revealed a large amount of modified transudates ascites, pleural effusion and markedly dilated pericardium...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482836/assessment-of-herbal-drugs-for-promising-anti-candida-activity
#19
Sameh S M Soliman, Mohammad H Semreen, Ali A El-Keblawy, Arbab Abdullah, Priya Uppuluri, Ashraf S Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Microbial infections are diverse and cause serious human diseases. Candida albicans infections are serious healthcare-related infections that are complicated by its morphological switching from yeast to hyphae, resistant biofilm formation and mixed infections with bacteria. Due to the increase in drug resistance to currently used antimicrobial agents and the presence of undesirable side effects, the need for safe and effective novel therapies is important. Compounds derived from plants are known for their medicinal properties including antimicrobial activities...
May 8, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480294/high-prevalence-of-humoral-and-cellular-immunity-to-influenza-viruses-in-preschool-children-living-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia
#20
Jennifer L Dembinski, Adane Mihret, Solomon A Yimer, Bamlak Tessema, Mai-Chi Trieu, Azeb Tarekegn, Nahom Getachew, Rebecca J Cox, Fredrik Oftung, Bjørn Haneberg, Abraham Aseffa, Siri Mjaaland
BACKGROUND: Influenza in children who reside in tropical and subtropical regions has until recently been regarded as insignificant. However, new evidence suggests that it significantly impacts hospitalization and promotes secondary bacterial coinfections. Ethiopia is situated in a subtropical area where influenza viruses are likely to circulate year round. METHODS: Clinical data were recorded in a cohort of 103 healthy preschool children recruited in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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