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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918141/validation-of-commercial-luminometry-swabs-for-total-bacteria-and-coliform-counts-in-colostrum-feeding-equipment
#1
D L Renaud, D F Kelton, S J LeBlanc, D B Haley, A B Jalbert, T F Duffield
A sufficient quantity and quality of colostrum must be fed quickly to the newborn calf while minimizing bacterial contamination. Adenosine triphosphate bioluminescence swabs offer a potential rapid on-farm alternative to assess bacterial contamination of colostrum. The objective of this study was to validate the Hygiena (Camarillo, CA) AquaSnap Total (AS), SuperSnap (SS), PRO-Clean (PC), and MicroSnap Coliform (MS) swabs as well as visual hygiene assessment for detection of elevated bacterial counts in or on colostrum-feeding equipment...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917619/a-chlorhexidine-solution-reduces-aerobic-organism-growth-in-operative-splash-basins-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Kevin E Lindgren, Christopher E Pelt, Mike B Anderson, Christopher L Peters, Emily S Spivak, Jeremy M Gililland
BACKGROUND: Despite recommendations against the use of splash basins, due to the potential of bacterial contamination, our observation has been that they continue to be used in operating theaters. In hopes of decontaminating the splash basin, we sought to determine if the addition of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) would eliminate aerobic bacterial growth within the splash basin. METHODS: After Institutional Review Board approval, we began enrollment in a randomized controlled trial comparing 2 splash basin solutions...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916559/omics-analyses-of-trichoderma-reesei-cbs999-97-and-qm6a-indicate-a-relevance-of-female-fertility-for-cazyme-and-transporter-levels
#3
Doris Tisch, Kyle R Pomraning, James R Collett, Michael Freitag, Scott E Baker, Chia-Ling Chen, Paul Wei-Che Hsu, Yu Chien Chuang, Andre Schuster, Christoph Dattenböck, Eva Stappler, Michael Sulyok, Stefan Böhmdorfer, Josua Oberlerchner, Ting-Fang Wang, Monika Schmoll
The filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei is predominantly found in the tropics, but also in more temperate regions, such as Europe and is widely known as producer of high amounts of plant cell wall degrading enzymes. We sequenced the genome of the sexually competent isolate CBS999.97, which is phenotypically different from female sterile QM6a, but can cross sexually with QM6a. Transcriptome data for growth on cellulose showed that entire CAZyme families are consistently differentially regulated between these strains...
September 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916391/zika-virus-structural-biology-and-progress-in-vaccine-development
#4
REVIEW
Hsiao-Han Lin, Bak-Sau Yip, Li-Min Huang, Suh-Chin Wu
The growing number of zika virus (ZIKV) infections plus a 20-fold increase in neonatal microcephaly in newborns in Brazil have raised alarms in many countries regarding the threat to pregnant women. Instances of microcephaly and central nervous system malformations continue to increase in ZIKV outbreak regions. ZIKV is a small enveloped positive-strand RNA virus belonging to the Flavivirus genus of the Flaviviridae family. High-resolution ZIKV structures recently identified by cryo-electron microscopy indicate that the overall ZIKV structure is similar to those of other flaviviruses...
September 12, 2017: Biotechnology Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916389/removal-and-killing-of-multispecies-endodontic-biofilms-by-n-acetylcysteine
#5
Young-Suk Choi, Cheul Kim, Ji-Hoi Moon, Jin-Yong Lee
Removal of bacterial biofilm from the root canal system is essential for the management of endodontic disease. Here we evaluated the antibacterial effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC), a potent antioxidant and mucolytic agent, against mature multispecies endodontic biofilms consisting of Actinomyces naeslundii, Lactobacillus salivarius, Streptococcus mutans and Enterococcus faecalis on sterile human dentin blocks. The biofilms were exposed to NAC (25, 50 and 100mg/mL), saturated calcium hydroxide or 2% chlorhexidine solution for 7 days, then examined by scanning electron microscopy...
September 2, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916302/high-pressure-tolerance-of-earthworm-fibrinolytic-and-digestive-enzymes
#6
Shin-Ichi Akazawa, Haruka Tokuyama, Shunsuke Sato, Toshinori Watanabe, Yosuke Shida, Wataru Ogasawara
Earthworms contain several digestive and therapeutic enzymes that are beneficial to our health and useful for biomass utilization. Specifically, earthworms contain potent fibrinolytic enzymes called lumbrokinases, which are highly stable even at room temperature and remain active in dried earthworm powder. However, the high-temperature sterilization method leads to the inactivation of enzymes. Therefore, we investigated the effect of high-pressure treatment (HPT) (from 0.1 MPa to 500 MPa at 25°C and 50°C) on the enzymatic activity of lumbrokinase (LK), α-amylase (AMY), endoglucanase (EG), β-glucosidase (BGL), and lipase (LP) of the earthworm Eisenia fetida, Waki strain, and its sterilization ability in producing dietary supplement...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916269/the-sterile-controversy-on-the-amyloid-cascade-hypothesis
#7
Marco Canevelli, Giuseppe Bruno, Matteo Cesari
In these last years, several phase III randomized controlled trials testing promising candidates sharing Aβ depots as target of their action have failed, despite showing some reductions of the brain Aβ charge. The announcements of the negative results have heated the discussion in the field and divided the scientific community between the defenders versus the opponents of the Aβ theory. In the present article, we discuss the limits of these drastic, opposite positions and we propose a novel approach to Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
September 12, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915888/stigmatization-of-people-who-inject-drugs-pwid-by-pharmacists-in-tajikistan-sociocultural-context-and-implications-for-a-pharmacy-based-prevention-approach
#8
Umedjon Ibragimov, Hannah L Cooper, Regine Haardörfer, Kristin L Dunkle, William A Zule, Frank Y Wong
BACKGROUND: Pharmacies are an important source of sterile syringes for people who inject drugs (PWID) in Tajikistan who are under high risk of HIV and hepatitis C virus. Accessibility of sterile syringes at pharmacies without prescription may depend on pharmacists' attitudes towards PWID. This qualitative inquiry examines meanings and processes of stigmatization of PWID among pharmacists and pharmacy students in Tajikistan. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with 19 pharmacists and 9 students (N = 28) in the cities of Dushanbe and Kulob, Tajikistan...
September 16, 2017: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915326/adaptive-immunity-and-metabolic-health-harmony-becomes-dissonant-in-obesity-and-aging
#9
Leena P Bharath, Blanche C Ip, Barbara S Nikolajczyk
Adipose tissue (AT) is the primary energy reservoir organ, and thereby plays a critical role in energy homeostasis and regulation of metabolism. AT expands in response to chronic overnutrition or aging and becomes a major source of inflammation that has marked influence on systemic metabolism. The chronic, sterile inflammation that occurs in the AT during the development of obesity or in aging contributes to onset of devastating diseases such as insulin resistance, diabetes, and cardiovascular pathologies. Numerous studies have shown that inflammation in the visceral AT of humans and animals is a critical trigger for the development of metabolic syndrome...
September 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915158/simulation-training-for-family-planning-procedures
#10
Lisa M Goldthwaite, Kristina Tocce
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the current evidence for use of simulation in family planning procedural training. RECENT FINDINGS: A variety of simulation models exist for abortion, contraception, and sterilization procedures, ranging from low to high fidelity. Most models for abortion and contraception are low fidelity, inexpensive, and provide opportunities for acquisition and practice of procedural skills. Hysteroscopic and laparoscopic simulation models for sterilization procedures are generally higher fidelity, and their use has been shown to increase knowledge, skill performance, and procedural comfort...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914251/clinical-and-radiographic-comparison-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-and-mineral-trioxide-aggregate-as-pulpotomy-agents-in-primary-molars
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Surendra Patidar, Namita Kalra, Amit Khatri, Rishi Tyagi
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate and compare the Platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) and Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) as a pulpotomy agent in primary molars. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this study, 50 primary molars from 50 healthy children aged 5-9 years requiring pulpotomy were randomly allocated into two groups. In PRF group, after coronal pulp removal and hemostasis, remaining pulp tissue was covered with PRF preparation. In the MTA group, the pulp stumps were covered with MTA (Pro Root MTA-Root Canal Repair Material, Dentsply International Inc...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914240/comparison-of-candida-species-isolated-from-children-with-and-without-early-childhood-caries-a-descriptive-cross-sectional-study
#12
M S Beena, Faizal C Peedikayil, M B GufranAfmed, T P Chandru, K Soni, N Dhanesh
BACKGROUND: Early childhood caries (ECC) is characterized by the presence of one or more decayed, missing (due to caries), or filled teeth surfaces in any primary tooth, in a child below 6 years of age. Although ECC is primarily associated with high levels of maternal Streptococcus mutans, there has been an increased interest in finding the relationship between oral fungal flora and dental caries. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to identify and characterize the Candida species and to compare the candidal isolates in children with ECC and without ECC...
October 2017: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913680/uv-c-as-an-efficient-means-to-combat-biofilm-formation-in-show-caves-evidence-from-the-la-glaci%C3%A3-re-cave-france-and-laboratory-experiments
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Stéphane Pfendler, Olympe Einhorn, Battle Karimi, Faisl Bousta, Didier Cailhol, Laurence Alaoui-Sosse, Badr Alaoui-Sosse, Lotfi Aleya
Ultra-violet C (UV-C) treatment is commonly used in sterilization processes in industry, laboratories, and hospitals, showing its efficacy against microorganisms such as bacteria, algae, or fungi. In this study, we have eradicated for the first time all proliferating biofilms present in a show cave (the La Glacière Cave, Chaux-lès-Passavant, France). Colorimetric measurements of irradiated biofilms were then monitored for 21 months. To understand the importance of exposition of algae to light just after UV radiation, similar tests were carried out in laboratory conditions...
September 14, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911843/the-effect-of-a-cannula-milk-sampling-technique-on-the-microbiological-diagnosis-of-bovine-mastitis
#14
M Friman, H Hiitiö, M Niemi, J Holopainen, S Pyörälä, H Simojoki
Two methods of collecting milk samples from mastitic bovine mammary quarters were compared. Samples were taken in a consistent order in which standard aseptic technique sampling was done first, followed by insertion of a sterile cannula through the teat canal and collection of a second sample. Microbiological results of those two sampling techniques were compared. Milk samples were analysed using multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The cannula technique produced a reduced number of microbial species or groups of species per sample compared with conventional sampling...
August 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911041/culture-independent-molecular-methods-for-detection-of-antifungal-resistance-mechanisms-and-fungal-identification
#15
David S Perlin, Nathan P Wiederhold
Resistance to azoles and echinocandins has emerged as a significant factor affecting the clinical management of patients with invasive fungal infections. Immunosuppressed patients at high risk for invasive fungal infections often have prolonged or repeated exposure to antifungals resulting in either the well-documented selection of naturally occurring, less susceptible fungal species, or the in situ development of specific resistance mechanisms. Nucleic acid-based molecular diagnostics are particularly well suited for the rapid detection of low-abundance fungal pathogens and identification of the infecting pathogen to the genus and species levels, as well as assessment of resistance mechanisms...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910270/updated-dosing-instructions-for-immune-globulin-human-gamastan-s-d-for-hepatitis-a-virus-prophylaxis
#16
Noele P Nelson
GamaSTAN S/D (Grifols Therapeutics, Inc., Research Triangle Park, North Carolina) is a sterile, preservative-free solution of immune globulin (IG) for intramuscular administration and is used for prophylaxis against disease caused by infection with hepatitis A, measles, varicella, and rubella viruses (1). GamaSTAN S/D is the only IG product approved by the Food and Drug Administration for hepatitis A virus (HAV) prophylaxis. In July 2017, GamaSTAN S/D prescribing information was updated with changes to the dosing instructions for hepatitis A preexposure and postexposure prophylaxis indications...
September 15, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910148/bulk-scale-formulation-of-therapeutic-doses-of-clinical-grade-ready-to-use-177-lu-dota-tate-the-intricate-radiochemistry-aspects
#17
Anupam Mathur, Vrinda Prashant, Navin Sakhare, Sudipta Chakraborty, K V Vimalnath, Repaka Krishna Mohan, Chanda Arjun, Barkha Karkhanis, Ravi Seshan, Sandip Basu, Aruna Korde, Sharmila Banerjee, Ashutosh Dash, Satbir Singh Sachdev
INTRODUCTION: (177)Lu-DOTA-TATE is a clinically useful and promising therapeutic radiopharmaceutical for peptide receptor radionuclide therapy of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) overexpressing somatostatin receptors. Currently, the radiopharmaceutical is prepared in-house at nuclear medicine centers, thereby restricting its use to limited centers only. In this article, the authors describe systematic studies toward bulk scale formulation of "ready-to-use" (177)Lu-DOTA-TATE using medium specific activity (177)Lu (740-1110 GBq/mg) at a centralized radiopharmacy facility...
September 2017: Cancer Biotherapy & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906501/impact-of-cleaning-procedures-on-adhesion-of-living-cells-to-three-abutment-materials
#18
Christian Mehl, Matthias Kern, Anna Zimmermann, Sönke Harder, Steven Huth, Christine Selhuber-Unkel
PURPOSE: To test the adhesion properties of live gingival fibroblasts to three different implant abutment materials after five different cleaning procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Highly polished discs of lithium disilicate (LS), zirconium dioxide (Zr), and titanium alloy (Ti) were fabricated. The specimens were cleaned by one of five different methods: steam (S), argon plasma (AP), ultrasound and disinfection (UD), ultrasound and sterilization in an autoclave (UA), or photofunctionalization with high-intensity ultraviolet light (PF)...
September 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905262/non-sterile-fermentations-for-the-economical-biochemical-conversion-of-renewable-feedstocks
#19
REVIEW
Zhu Chen, Caixia Wan
Heavy reliance on petroleum-based products drives continuous exploitation of fossil fuels, and results in serious environmental and climate problems. To address such an issue, there is a shift from petroleum sources to renewable ones. Biochemical conversion via fermentation is a primary platform for converting renewable sources to biofuels and bulk chemicals. In order to provide cost-competitive alternatives, it is imperative to develop efficient, cost-saving, and robust fermentation processes. Non-sterile fermentation offers several benefits compared to sterile fermentation, including elimination of sterility, reduced maintenance requirements, relatively simple bioreactor design, and simplified operation...
September 13, 2017: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905200/development-of-a-stable-lung-microbiome-in-healthy-neonatal-mice
#20
Matea Kostric, Katrin Milger, Susanne Krauss-Etschmann, Marion Engel, Gisle Vestergaard, Michael Schloter, Anne Schöler
The lower respiratory tract has been previously considered sterile in a healthy state, but advances in culture-independent techniques for microbial identification and characterization have revealed that the lung harbors a diverse microbiome. Although research on the lung microbiome is increasing and important questions were already addressed, longitudinal studies aiming to describe developmental stages of the microbial communities from the early neonatal period to adulthood are lacking. Thus, little is known about the early-life development of the lung microbiome and the impact of external factors during these stages...
September 13, 2017: Microbial Ecology
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