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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936051/bacterial-contamination-of-multi-dose-eye-drops-at-ophthalmology-department-university-of-gondar-northwest-ethiopia
#1
Asegedech Tsegaw, Asamere Tsegaw, Tefera Abula, Yared Assefa
PURPOSE: Ophthalmic solutions used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes were found to be contaminated with bacteria pathogens and caused serious ocular infections such as keratitis and endophthalmitis. The objective was to assess the magnitude and pattern of bacterial contamination of multi-dose ophthalmic medications and investigate the drug susceptibility pattern of the isolates in the Department of Ophthalmology at Gondar University Teaching Hospital. METHODS: A total of 100 ophthalmic medications in-use by patients and eye-care workers have been taken and cultured for potential bacterial contamination in the Microbiology Department after 1 week and >1 week of use...
April 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935819/identification-of-truncated-form-of-nosp-as-a-transcription-factor-to-regulate-the-biosynthesis-of-nosiheptide
#2
Xuri Wu, Liang Jin, Hong Zhang, Ruinian Tong, Min Ma, Yijun Chen
Nosiheptide (NOS), a typical member of the thiopeptides, possesses strong activities against multidrug-resistant, gram-positive bacterial pathogens. Similar to other thiopeptides, the biosynthetic pathway of NOS belongs to a ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptide system. Bioinformatics analysis of the NOS gene cluster suggests that nosP gene encodes a homologous protein of Streptomyces antibiotic regulatory protein (SARP) family. In the present study, the actual initiation codon of nosP was identified by comparison of potential initiation codons GUG and AUG...
September 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934542/complications-associated-with-pelvic-external-fixation
#3
Christopher McDonald, Reza Firoozabadi, M L Routt, Conor Kleweno
An external fixator is an essential tool for treating unstable pelvic ring injuries but its use carries risks, including pin-site infections and injury to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN). Surgeons currently lack data regarding these risks for patient counseling. This study aimed to identify the incidence of and risk factors for superficial and deep pin-site infection and LFCN damage. Fifty-two patients who underwent pelvic external fixation with anterior pin placement as part of definitive treatment for unstable pelvic ring disruption were retrospectively evaluated to identify factors associated with the development of infection...
September 21, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934502/blocking-the-reca-activity-and-sos-response-in-bacteria-with-a-short-%C3%AE-helical-peptide
#4
Alexander Yakimov, Georgii Pobegalov, Irina Bakhlanova, Mikhail Khodorkovskii, Michael Petukhov, Dmitry Baitin
The RecX protein, a very active natural RecA protein inhibitor, can completely disassemble RecA filaments at nanomolar concentrations that are two to three orders of magnitude lower than that of RecA protein. Based on the structure of RecX protein complex with the presynaptic RecA filament, we designed a short first in class α-helical peptide that both inhibits RecA protein activities in vitro and blocks the bacterial SOS-response in vivo. The peptide was designed using SEQOPT, a novel method for global sequence optimization of protein α-helices...
September 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933546/rational-design-of-selective-adenine-based-scaffolds-for-inactivation-of-bacterial-histidine-kinases
#5
Manibarsha Goswami, Kaelyn E Wilke, Erin E Carlson
Bacterial histidine kinases (HKs) are quintessential regulatory enzymes found ubiquitously in bacteria. Apart from regulatory roles, they are also involved in the production of virulence factors and conferring resistance to various antibiotics in pathogenic microbes. We have previously reported compounds that inhibit multiple HKs by targeting the conserved catalytic and ATP-binding (CA) domain. Herein, we conduct a detailed structure-activity relationship assessment of adenine-based inhibitors using biochemical and docking methods...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926636/the-expected-and-unexpected-benefits-of-dispensing-the-exact-number-of-pills
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Carole Treibich, Sabine Lescher, Luis Sagaon-Teyssier, Bruno Ventelou
BACKGROUND: From November 2014 to November 2015, an experiment in French community pharmacies replaced traditional pre-packed boxes by per-unit dispensing of pills in the exact numbers prescribed, for 14 antibiotics. METHODS: A cluster randomised control trial was carried out in 100 pharmacies. 75 pharmacies counted out the medication by units (experimental group), the other 25 providing the treatment in the existing pharmaceutical company boxes (control group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923470/tripodal-lipoprotein-variants-with-c-terminal-hydrophobic-residues-allosterically-modulate-activity-of-the-degp-protease
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Hyojin Park, Yurie T Kim, Chulwon Choi, Seokhee Kim
DegP, a member of the highly conserved HtrA family of proteases, performs a regulated proteolysis of toxic misfolded proteins in the periplasm of Gram-negative bacteria. The allosteric switch between inactive and active conformations is a central mechanism to carefully control proteolytic activity of DegP and to maintain the optimal cellular fitness, but few other molecules than substrates are known to allosterically control DegP activity. Here, we demonstrate that a mutant variant of an outer membrane lipoprotein, Lpp(+Leu), can function as a novel allosteric effector that changes the dynamic range of DegP activity...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920959/targeting-mitochondrial-oxidative-phosphorylation-eradicates-therapy-resistant-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-stem-cells
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Elodie M Kuntz, Pablo Baquero, Alison M Michie, Karen Dunn, Saverio Tardito, Tessa L Holyoake, G Vignir Helgason, Eyal Gottlieb
Treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) with imatinib mesylate and other second- and/or third-generation c-Abl-specific tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) has substantially extended patient survival. However, TKIs primarily target differentiated cells and do not eliminate leukemic stem cells (LSCs). Therefore, targeting minimal residual disease to prevent acquired resistance and/or disease relapse requires identification of new LSC-selective target(s) that can be exploited therapeutically. Considering that malignant transformation involves cellular metabolic changes, which may in turn render the transformed cells susceptible to specific assaults in a selective manner, we searched for such vulnerabilities in CML LSCs...
September 18, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911671/albendazole-residues-in-goat-s-milk-interferences-in-microbial-inhibitor-tests-used-to-detect-antibiotics-in-milk
#9
Tamara Romero, Rafael Althaus, Vicente Javier Moya, María Del Carmen Beltrán, Wim Reybroeck, María Pilar Molina
Albendazole (ABZ) residues in goat's milk and their effect on the response of microbial inhibitor tests used for screening antibiotics were evaluated. A total of 18 Murciano-Granadina goats were treated with ABZ and individually milked once a day over a 7-day period. ABZ quantification was performed by high performance liquid chromatography. The ABZ parent drug was not detected. The maximum concentration of its metabolites (ABZ sulfoxide, ABZ sulfone, and ABZ 2-aminosulfone) was reached on the 1(st) day post treatment (260...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911637/safety-of-frozen-liver-for-human-consumption
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Ghada A K Kirrella, Azza M M Deeb, Reda Mohamed Ibrahim Abdallah
The objective of this study was to ensure and evaluate the safety of imported frozen beef liver traded in supermarkets of Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate, Egypt, through detection of Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella enteritidies, Escherichia coli O157:H7, antibiotic residues, and aflatoxin B1 residue. Fifty samples of imported frozen liver were randomly collected from different shops at Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate for isolation of S. typhimurium, S. enteritidies, and E. coli O157:H7. The results revealed that for both microorganisms 4% of the examined samples presumed to contain Salmonella and E...
July 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899679/anaerobic-treatment-of-pharmaceutical-wastewater-a-critical-review
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Xueqing Shi, Kwok Yii Leong, How Yong Ng
Pharmaceutical wastewaters are usually produced by chemical-synthetic process, and thus contain high levels of organic pollutants, biotoxicity and salinity. Anaerobic technology is a viable option for treating pharmaceutical wastewater owing to its advantages of withstanding high organic-loading, less sludge production and lower operating cost as compared with conventional activated sludge process. In this paper, several types of modern anaerobic or hybrid systems were reviewed on their pollutant reduction performance and operating conditions for treating pharmaceutical wastewater...
August 30, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898936/aerobic-composting-reduces-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-cattle-manure-and-the-resistome-dissemination-in-agricultural-soils
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Min Gou, Hang-Wei Hu, Yu-Jing Zhang, Jun-Tao Wang, Helen Hayden, Yue-Qin Tang, Ji-Zheng He
Composting has been suggested as a potential strategy to eliminate antibiotic residues and pathogens in livestock manure before its application as an organic fertilizer in agro-ecosystems. However, the impacts of composting on antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in livestock manure and their temporal succession following the application of compost to land are not well understood. We examined how aerobic composting affected the resistome profiles of cattle manure, and by constructing laboratory microcosms we compared the effects of manure and compost application to agricultural soils on the temporal succession of a wide spectrum of ARGs...
September 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898917/technical-aspects-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-eus-guided-sampling-in-gastroenterology-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-technical-guideline-march-2017
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Marcin Polkowski, Christian Jenssen, Philip Kaye, Silvia Carrara, Pierre Deprez, Angels Gines, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach, Pierre Eisendrath, Guruprasad P Aithal, Paolo Arcidiacono, Marc Barthet, Pedro Bastos, Adele Fornelli, Bertrand Napoleon, Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Andrada Seicean, Alberto Larghi, Cesare Hassan, Jeanin E van Hooft, Jean-Marc Dumonceau
For routine EUS-guided sampling of solid masses and lymph nodes (LNs) ESGE recommends 25G or 22G needles (high quality evidence, strong recommendation); fine needle aspiration (FNA) and fine needle biopsy (FNB) needles are equally recommended (high quality evidence, strong recommendation).When the primary aim of sampling is to obtain a core tissue specimen, ESGE suggests using 19G FNA or FNB needles or 22G FNB needles (low quality evidence, weak recommendation).ESGE recommends using 10-mL syringe suction for EUS-guided sampling of solid masses and LNs with 25G or 22G FNA needles (high quality evidence, strong recommendation) and other types of needles (low quality evidence, weak recommendation)...
September 12, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895253/characterisation-of-the-l-cystine-b-lyase-patb-from-phaeobacter-inhibens-an-enzyme-involved-in-the-biosynthesis-of-the-marine-antibiotic-tropodithietic-acid
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Jeroen Sidney Dickschat, Jan Rinkel, Tim Klapschinski, Jörn Petersen
The L-cystine-b-lyase from Phaeobacter inhibens is involved in the biosynthesis of the sulfur containing antibiotic tropodithiethic acid. The recombinant enzyme was obtained by heterologous expression in Escherichia coli and biochemically characterised by unambiguous chemical identification of the products formed from the substrate L-cystine, investigation of the substrate spectrum, determination of the enzyme kinetics, sequence alignment with closely related homologs and site-directed mutagenesis to identify a highly conserved lysine residue that is critical for functionality...
September 12, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890791/potential-of-phytoceuticals-to-affect-antibiotic-residue-detection-tests-in-cow-milk-in-a-randomised-trial
#15
Keena Ae Mullen, Erin Beasley, Julio Q Rizzo, Steven P Washburn, Ronald E Baynes, Sharon E Mason, Kevin L Anderson
Mastitis is a costly disease for dairy farmers. Some dairy farmers use herbal products, or phytoceuticals, to treat mastitis. Phytoceuticals have not been approved for this use by the United States Food and Drug Administration, and have not been tested to determine how they impact antibiotic residue detection testing. The current study tested the potential for phytoceuticals to cause positive results on two milk antibiotic residue screening tests, the Delvotest P and Charm SL Beta-lactam test, or to interfere with the detection of antibiotics by these tests...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889761/safety-issues-associated-with-using-medication-to-treat-overactive-bladder
#16
George Araklitis, Linda Cardozo
The mainstay of overactive bladder treatment is the use of anticholinergic medication with its common side effects well known. This review focused on three less well-known safety issues when treating OAB. Areas covered: Patients with increased anticholinergic load are at risk of cognitive decline, dementia or even death. The elderly are particularly at risk due to polypharmacy. Botulinum toxin carries the risk of high urinary residuals, urinary tract infection and need to self catheterise. The use of vaginal oestrogens may improve OAB symptoms, but there is concern in those with a history of breast cancer...
September 10, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889029/veterinary-antibiotics-in-food-drinking-water-and-the-urine-of-preschool-children-in-hong-kong
#17
Na Li, Keith W K Ho, Guang-Guo Ying, Wen-Jing Deng
Due to the harmful effects of veterinary antibiotics (VAs) residues in food on children's health, urine samples from 31 preschool and primary school children were analyzed for 13 common VAs. Samples of raw and cooked pork, chicken, fish, milk and drinking water from the children's living areas were also analyzed for residual VAs. Urinalysis revealed one to four target antibiotics in 77.4% of the sample group, with concentrations as high as 0.36ng/mL. Norfloxacin and penicillin had the highest detection rates (48...
September 7, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887450/effects-of-low-concentrations-of-erythromycin-penicillin-and-virginiamycin-on-bacterial-resistance-development-in-vitro
#18
Beilei Ge, Kelly J Domesle, Qianru Yang, Shenia R Young, Crystal L Rice-Trujillo, Sonya M Bodeis Jones, Stuart A Gaines, Marla W Keller, Xin Li, Silvia A Piñeiro, Brooke M Whitney, Heather C Harbottle, Jeffrey M Gilbert
Distillers grains are co-products of the corn ethanol industry widely used in animal feed. We examined the effects of erythromycin, penicillin, and virginiamycin at low concentrations reflective of those detected in distillers grains on bacterial resistance selection. At 0.1 µg/ml erythromycin, macrolide-resistant mutants were induced in one Campylobacter coli and one Enterococcus faecium strain, while these strains plus three additional C. coli, one additional E. faecium, and one C. jejuni also developed resistance when exposed to 0...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887302/mechanisms-of-zinc-binding-to-the-solute-binding-protein-aztc-and-transfer-from-the-metallochaperone-aztd
#19
Durga P Neupane, Dante Avalos, Stephanie Fullam, Hridindu Roychowdhury, Erik T Yukl
Bacteria can acquire the essential metal zinc from extremely zinc-limited environments by using ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters. These transporters are critical virulence factors relying on specific and high-affinity binding of zinc by a periplasmic solute-binding protein (SBP). As such, the mechanisms of zinc binding and release among bacterial SBPs are of considerable interest as antibacterial drug targets. Zinc SBPs are characterized by a flexible loop near the high-affinity zinc-binding site. The function of this structure is not always clear, and its flexibility has thus far prevented structural characterization by X-ray crystallography...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886086/xenon-for-tunnelling-analysis-of-the-efflux-pump-component-oprn
#20
Yvette Véronique Ntsogo Enguéné, Gilles Phan, Cyril Garnier, Arnaud Ducruix, Thierry Prangé, Isabelle Broutin
Tripartite efflux pumps are among the main actors responsible for antibiotics resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. In the last two decades, structural studies gave crucial information about the assembly interfaces and the mechanistic motions. Thus rigidifying the assembly seems to be an interesting way to hamper the drug efflux. In this context, xenon is a suitable probe for checking whether small ligands could act as conformational lockers by targeting hydrophobic cavities. Here we focus on OprN, the outer membrane channel of the MexEF efflux pump from Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
2017: PloS One
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