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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345937/asymmetric-synthesis-of-pterocarine-and-galeon-via-chiral-phase-transfer-catalyzed-atropselective-formation-of-diarylether-cyclophane-skeleton
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Qiang Ding, Qiuyan Wang, Huan He, Qian Cai
Pterocarine and galeon are typical examples of diarylether heptanoids (DAEHs) with planar chirality due to the strictly constrained conformations in their molecular skeletons. The characterized oxa[1,7]metapara-cyclophane motifs in DAEHs impose great challenges for their enantioselective synthesis. The asymmetric syntheses of (-)-pterocarine and (-)-galeon are demonstrated by employing a chiral phase transfer-catalyzed highly enantioselective SNAr cyclization as the key step for the formation of a diarylether cyclophane skeleton...
March 27, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343727/carbapenemase-producing-acinetobacter-baumannii-an-outbreak-report-with-special-highlights-on-economic-burden
#2
J Gagnaire, A Gagneux-Brunon, A Pouvaret, F Grattard, A Carricajo, H Favier, A Mattei, B Pozzetto, C Nuti, F Lucht, P Berthelot, E Botelho-Nevers
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe the management of a carbapenemase-producing Acinetobacter baumannii (CP-AB) outbreak using the Outbreak Reports and Intervention Studies of Nosocomial Infection (ORION) statement. We also aimed to evaluate the cost of the outbreak and simulate costs if a dedicated unit to manage such outbreak had been set-up. METHODS: We performed a prospective epidemiological study. Multiple interventions were implemented including cohorting measures and limitation of admissions...
March 23, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341097/first-report-of-oxa-232-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-strains-in-tunisia
#3
Hella Lahlaoui, Rémy A Bonnin, Mohamed Ben Moussa, Anis Ben Haj Khelifa, Thierry Naas
Eleven carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates were recovered from the military hospital of Tunis, Tunisia. Three of these isolates carried the carbapenemase blaOXA-232 gene recently identified in France. These isolates were clonally related and co-expressed the extended-spectrum ß-lactamase, CTX-M-15. This work identified the occurrence of OXA-232 producers in North-African countries.
March 11, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340557/development-of-selective-medium-for-imp-type-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-stool-specimens
#4
Norihisa Yamamoto, Ryuji Kawahara, Yukihiro Akeda, Rathina Kumar Shanmugakani, Hisao Yoshida, Hideharu Hagiya, Naohiro Hara, Isao Nishi, Satomi Yukawa, Rumiko Asada, Yumi Sasaki, Kazuhiro Maeda, Noriko Sakamoto, Shigeyuki Hamada, Kazunori Tomono
BACKGROUND: Identification of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in faecal specimens is challenging. This fact is particularly critical because low-level carbapenem-resistant organisms such as IMP-producing CPE are most prevalent in Japan. We developed a modified selective medium more suitable for IMP-type CPE. METHODS: Fifteen reference CPE strains producing different types of β-lactamases were used to evaluate the commercially available CHROMagar KPC and chromID CARBA as well as the newly prepared MC-ECC medium (CHROMagar ECC supplemented with meropenem, cloxacillin, and ZnSO4) and M-ECC medium (CHROMagar ECC supplemented with meropenem and ZnSO4)...
March 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333363/evaluation-of-the-%C3%AE-carba%C3%A2-test-a-colorimetric-test-for-the-rapid-detection-of-carbapenemase-activity-in-gram-negative-bacilli
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Sandrine Bernabeu, Laurent Dortet, Thierry Naas
Objectives: There is an urgent need for accurate and fast diagnostic tests to identify carbapenemase-producing bacteria. Here, we have evaluated a novel colorimetric test (the β-CARBA™ test; Bio-Rad) to detect carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli from cultured colonies. Methods: The performance of the β-CARBA™ test was compared with that of the Carba NP test (or the CarbAcineto NP test) and RAPIDEC ® CARBA NP (bioMérieux) using a collection of 290 isolates with characterized β-lactamase content...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333332/wck-5222-cefepime-zidebactam-antimicrobial-activity-tested-against-gram-negative-organisms-producing-clinically-relevant-%C3%AE-lactamases
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Helio S Sader, Paul R Rhomberg, Robert K Flamm, Ronald N Jones, Mariana Castanheira
Background: Zidebactam is a β-lactam enhancer antibiotic with a dual mechanism of action involving binding to Gram-negative PBP2 and β-lactamase inhibition. Cefepime combined with zidebactam (WCK 5222) is under clinical development for treatment of Gram-negative infections. Objectives: To evaluate the in vitro activities of cefepime and zidebactam separately and combined at 1:1 and 2:1 ratios when tested against Gram-negative organisms producing the most clinically relevant β-lactamase types...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333319/wck-4234-a-novel-diazabicyclooctane-potentiating-carbapenems-against-enterobacteriaceae-pseudomonas-and-acinetobacter-with-class-a-c-and-d-%C3%AE-lactamases
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Shazad Mushtaq, Anna Vickers, Neil Woodford, David M Livermore
Background: Several diazabicyclooctanes (DBOs) are under development as inhibitors of class A and C β-lactamases. Inhibition of OXA (class D) carbapenemases is variable, with those of Acinetobacter spp. remaining notably resistant. We describe a novel DBO, WCK 4234 (Wockhardt), with distinctive activity against OXA carbapenemases. Methods: MICs of imipenem and meropenem were determined by CLSI agar dilution with WCK 4234 added at 4 or 8 mg/L. Test organisms were clinical Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa with carbapenemases or carbapenem resistance via porin loss plus AmpC or ESBL activity...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332157/systematic-overdosing-of-oxa-and-cloxacillin-in-severe-infections-treated-in-icu-risk-factors-and-side-effects
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Mathilde Neuville, Najoua El-Helali, Eric Magalhaes, Aguila Radjou, Roland Smonig, Jean-François Soubirou, Guillaume Voiriot, Alban Le Monnier, Stéphane Ruckly, Lila Bouadma, Romain Sonneville, Jean-François Timsit, Bruno Mourvillier
BACKGROUND: Oxacillin and cloxacillin are the most frequently used penicillins for the treatment of severe methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infections in intensive care units (ICUs), especially endocarditis. International recommendations do not suggest any adaptation of the dosage in case of renal impairment. We wanted to assess the risk factors for overdosing in ICU and the related observed side effects. METHODS: All patients with a therapeutic drug monitoring of oxa- or cloxacillin between 2008 and 2014 were included...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320396/occurrence-of-bla-dha-1-mediated-cephalosporin-resistance-in-escherichia-coli-and-their-transcriptional-response-against-cephalosporin-stress-a-report-from-india
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Birson Ingti, Deepjyoti Paul, Anand Prakash Maurya, Debajyoti Bora, Debadatta Dhar Chanda, Atanu Chakravarty, Amitabha Bhattacharjee
BACKGROUND: Treatment alternatives for DHA-1 harboring strains are challenging as it confers resistance to broad spectrum cephalosporins and may further limit treatment option when expressed at higher levels. Therefore, this study was designed to know the prevalence of DHA genes and analyse the transcription level of DHA-1 against different β-lactam stress. METHODS: Screening of AmpC β-lactamase phenotypically by modified three dimensional extract method followed by Antimicrobial Susceptibility and MIC determination...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298454/in-vitro-activity-of-imipenem-against-carbapenemase-positive-enterobacteriaceae-smart-global-surveillance-program-2008-2014
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James A Karlowsky, Sibylle H Lob, Krystyna M Kazmierczak, Robert E Badal, Katherine Young, Mary R Motyl, Daniel F Sahm
The Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART) global surveillance program collected 103,960 isolates of Enterobacteriaceae from 2008 to 2014. From this isolate collection all ertapenem-non-susceptible isolates (MIC, ≥1 μg/ml; n = 3,428) and 9,371 isolates of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Klebsiella oxytoca, and Proteus mirabilis with an ertapenem-susceptible extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-positive phenotype were assessed for the presence of common carbapenemase genes using the Check-MDR CT101 microarray (Check-Points, Wageningen, the Netherlands) and published multiplex PCR assays...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287734/proton-transfer-in-mixed-clusters-of-methanesulfonic-acid-methylamine-and-oxalic-acid-implications-for-atmospheric-particle-formation
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Jing Xu, Barbara J Finlayson-Pitts, R Benny Gerber
Understanding the properties of atmospheric particles made of several components is a very challenging problem. In this paper, we perform quantum chemical calculations for small multicomponent clusters of atmospheric relevance that incorporate methanesulfonic acid (MSA), methylamine (MA), oxalic acid (OxA), and water (H2O). Potential correlations between theoretical predictions of proton transfer in the small clusters and findings of recent experiments on formation of particles of detectable sizes (>2 nm) from the same components are studied...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284575/mfolfox6-plus-panitumumab-versus-5-fu-lv-plus-panitumumab-after-six-cycles-of-frontline-mfolfox6-plus-panitumumab-a-randomized-phase-ii-study-of-patients-with-unresectable-or-advanced-recurrent-ras-wild-type-colorectal-carcinoma-sapphire-study-design-and%C3%A2-rationale
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Naoki Nagata, Hideyuki Mishima, Shuichi Kurosawa, Koji Oba, Junichi Sakamoto
BACKGROUND: In Japan, oxaliplatin (OXA)/5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/leucovorin (LV)-the mFOLFOX6 regimen-is the most frequently used first-line chemotherapy backbone for metastatic colorectal cancer. However, peripheral nerve disorders caused by OXA during mFOLFOX6 therapy can decrease patients' quality of life. OXA can be safely discontinued from a FOLFOX regimen after 6 cycles during first-line therapy. Also, for patients who discontinue OXA without having experienced peripheral nerve disorders, reintroducing OXA in the later stages of treatment could remain an option...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282853/synthesis-of-five-known-brassinosteroid-analogs-from-hyodeoxycholic-acid-and-their-activities-as-plant-growth-regulators
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María Isabel Duran, Cesar González, Alison Acosta, Andrés F Olea, Katy Díaz, Luis Espinoza
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are plant hormones that promote growth in different plant organs and tissues. The structural requirements that these compounds should possess to exhibit this biological activity have been studied. In this work, a series of known BR analogs 5-15, were synthesized starting from hyodeoxycholic acid 4, and maintaining the alkyl side chain as cholic acid or its methyl ester. The growth-promoting effects of brassinolide (1) and synthesized analogs were evaluated by using the rice lamina inclination assay at concentrations ranging from 1 × 10(-8)-1 × 10(-6) M...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282639/examination-of-technical-mixtures-of-halogen-free-phosphorus-based-flame-retardants-using-multiple-analytical-techniques
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Nicole Riddell, Bert van Bavel, Ingrid Ericson Jogsten, Robert McCrindle, Alan McAlees, Brock Chittim
The application of phosphorus based flame retardants as replacements for commonly used halogenated flame retardants has been gaining interest due to the possibility that these compounds may have a less significant impact on human and environmental health. Unfortunately, little is known about the chemical compositions of many of the technical products (which often are mixtures) and a single separation technique for concurrent analysis of these types of compounds has not been identified. This paper reports the results of an investigation into the constituents of three halogen free organophosphate flame retardants (OPFRs), resorcinol bis(diphenyl phosphate) (RDBPP), bisphenol A bis(diphenyl phosphate) (BPA-BDPP), and 9,10-dihydro-9-oxa-10-phosphaphenanthrene-10-oxide (DOPO)...
February 27, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275163/axonal-degeneration-in-retinal-ganglion-cells-is-associated-with-a-membrane-polarity-sensitive-redox-process
#15
Mohammadali Almasieh, Maria-Magdalena Catrinescu, Loïc Binan, Santiago Costantino, Leonard A Levin
Axonal degeneration is a pathophysiological mechanism common to several neurodegenerative diseases. The slow Wallerian degeneration (Wld(S)) mutation, which results in reduced axonal degeneration in the central and peripheral nervous systems, has provided insight for a redox-dependent mechanism by which axons undergo self-destruction. We studied early molecular events in axonal degeneration with single-axon laser axotomy and time-lapse imaging, monitoring the initial changes in transected axons of purified retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) from wild-type and Wld(S) rat retinas using a polarity-sensitive annexin-based biosensor (annexin B12-Cys101,Cys260-N,N'-dimethyl-N-(iodoacetyl)-N'-(7-nitrobenz-2-oxa-1,3-diazol-4-yl) ethylenediamine)...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271693/comparison-of-the-novel-oxa-48-and-kpc-k-set-assay-and-blue-carba-test-for-the-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-using-pcr-as-a-reference-method
#16
Fatma Erdem, Ayham Abulaila, Zerrin Aktas, Oral Oncul
BACKGROUND: Rapid, simple, and accurate laboratory detection of carbapenemases is very important for proper antibiotic therapy and infection control. METHODS: In this study, carbapenem-nonsusceptible Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) isolates were used to evaluate the performance of a new lateral flow immunochromatographic (IC) assay, the OXA-48 and KPC K-SeT assay, and modified Blue-Carba test (BCT) for the rapid detection of OXA-48 carbapenemase in comparison with polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264850/first-report-of-blaoxa-499-as-a-carbapenemase-gene-from-acinetobacter-pittii
#17
Roshan D'Souza, Naina Pinto, Paul G Higgins, Insik Hwang, Dongeun Yong, Jongrak Choi, Kyoungwon Lee, Yunsop Chong
We identified the carbapenemase gene blaOXA-499, a variant of blaOXA-143 from a clinical isolate of Acinetobacter pittii for the first time. OXA-499 shared 93.1% amino acid identity with OXA-143 and the gene was located on the chromosome. By cloning the OXA-499 encoding gene into the pWH1266 vector and transforming into susceptible Acinetobacter spp, we were able to show that OXA-499 confers resistance to carbapenems.
March 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262042/genomic-attributes-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-patients-in-lebanon
#18
Sima Tokajian, Tamara Salloum, Jonathan A Eisen, Guillaume Jospin, Anna Farra, Jacques E Mokhbat, David A Coil
AIM: Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing (ESBL) Escherichia coli are a public threat worldwide. This study aimed at analyzing the genomic and functional attributes of nine ESBLs taken from rectal swabs. MATERIALS & METHODS: Samples were isolated from patients admitted for gastrointestinal and urological procedures at the University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital (UMCRH) in Lebanon. Illumina paired-end libraries were prepared and sequenced. RESULTS: The isolates were distributed into five lineages: ST131, ST648, ST405, ST73 and ST38, and harbored bla OXA-1, bla TEM-1B, bla TEM-1C and aac(6')Ib-cr...
March 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258003/ctx-m-15-and-oxa-10-beta-lactamases-in-multi-drug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-first-report-from-pakistan
#19
Waheed Ullah, Muhammad Qasim, Hazir Rahman, Saadullah Khan, Zia Ur Rehman, Nawab Ali, Noor Muhammad
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an emerging threat to public health worldwide due to their rapid development of drug resistance including beta-lactamases. The present study was designed to investigate the incidence of β-lactamases and genotypic pattern of CTX and OXA in the clinical isolate of multidrug resistant P. aeruginosa. METHODS: In this study a total of 102 MDR P. aeruginosa isolates obtained from Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan were subjected to extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL), metallo beta lactamase (MBL) and plasmid mediated β-lactamase (AmpC) detection using phenotypic and molecular methods...
February 28, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254249/comparative-evaluation-of-a-new-commercial-media-the-chromagar%C3%A2-msupercarba%C3%A2-for-the-detection-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
#20
Ma'ayan Amar, Ohad Shalom, Amos Adler
A new chromogenic-based medium (mSuperCARBA™) was tested for screening carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). mSuperCARBA™ was more sensitive (83%) in detecting CPE isolates (n=69, including KPC, NDM, OXA-48, VIM, and IMI) compared with CHROMAgar™-KPC (65%) and MacConkey agar with Imipenem (69%) with comparable specificity for non carbapenemase-producing, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (n=29).
February 11, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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