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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328294/microbiological-characteristics-and-clinical-outcomes-of-acinetobacter-spp-endophthalmitis-with-the-first-reported-case-of-acinetobacter-haemolyticus-endophthalmitis
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Mahima Jhingan, Divya Balakrishnan, Padmaja Kumari Rani, Mudit Tyagi, Joveeta Joseph
AIM: To present the microbiological details and clinical outcomes of Acinetobacter spp. endophthalmitis with the first reported case of A. haemolyticus. METHODS: A retrospective study of microbiologically proven Acinetobacter spp. endophthalmitis was carried out from 2010 to 2015. The data collected included age, type of endophthalmitis, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), species involved, and antibiotic susceptibility pattern. The primary outcomes measured were anatomical outcomes in terms of globe integrity and functional outcome as BCVA at last follow-up...
March 22, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314729/efficacy-of-a-sonicating-swab-for-removal-and-capture-of-listeria-monocytogenes-in-biofilm-on-stainless-steel
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Tobyn A Branck, Matthew J Hurley, Gianna N Prata, Christina A Crivello, Patrick J Marek
Listeria monocytogenes is of great concern in food processing facilities because it persists in biofilms, potentiating biotransfer. Stainless steel is commonly used for food contact surfaces and transport containers. L. monocytogenes biofilm on stainless steel served as a model system for surface sampling to test the performance of a sonicating swab in comparison to a standard cotton swab. Swab performance and consistency were determined using total viable counts. Stainless steel coupons sampled with both swabs were examined with SEM to visualize biofilms and surface structures (i...
March 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300642/distribution-and-phylogeny-of-brachyspira-spp-in-human-intestinal-spirochetosis-revealed-by-fish-and-16s-rrna-gene-analysis
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Pablo Rojas, Annett Petrich, Julia Schulze, Alexandra Wiessner, Christoph Loddenkemper, Hans-Jörg Epple, William Sterlacci, Michael Vieth, Judith Kikhney, Annette Moter
During six years as National Reference Laboratory for Spirochetes we investigated 149 intestinal biopsies from 91 patients, which were histopathologically diagnosed with human intestinal spirochetosis (HIS), using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) combined with 16S rRNA gene PCR and sequencing. Aim of this study was to complement histopathological findings with FISH and PCR for definite diagnosis and species identification of the causative pathogens. HIS is characterized by colonization of the colonic mucosa of the human distal intestinal tract by Brachyspira spp...
March 11, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298316/paediatric-infectious-keratitis-a-case-series-of-107-children-presenting-to-a-tertiary-referral-centre
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Julia Dutra Rossetto, Kara M Cavuoto, Carla J Osigian, Ta Chen Peter Chang, Darlene Miller, Hilda Capo, Oriel Spierer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Corneal ulcers can result in severe visual impairment in children. The recent trends of paediatric microbial ulcerative keratitis in the USA are unknown. The purpose of this study is to report the risk factors, microbiological profile and treatment outcomes of paediatric microbial keratitis in South Florida. METHODS: A university-based tertiary eye care centre retrospective case series between 1992 and 2015. Medical records of 107 paediatric patients (age <18 years) with the diagnosis of microbial ulcerative keratitis were analysed...
March 15, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288455/diagnostic-tools-for-doctors-evaluation-of-tattoo-complications
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Jørgen Serup
Diagnosis of tattoo complications is a multi-facetted field since many clinical entities and disease mechanisms are represented. Infections, allergies, and pigment foreign body reactions with granuloma are the major groups. The clinician needs a structured approach to diagnosis and an armamentarium of standard tests. Diagnosis primarily builds on patient history, objective clinical examination, and punch biopsy, supplemented with microbiology testing, ultrasound scanning, and clinical photography. Evaluation of allergic tattoo reactions and allergy to pigments by patch testing is not applicable and has a falsely negative outcome except for the diagnosis of allergy to metals and preservatives...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259075/the-effect-of-carbon-monoxide-pretreatment-exposure-time-on-the-colour-stability-and-quality-attributes-of-vacuum-packaged-beef-steaks
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Lauren Anne Van Rooyen, Paul Allen, Sarah M Crawley, David I O'Connor
The effect of 5% CO pretreatments prior to vacuum packaging of beef striploin steaks (Longissimus thoracis et lumborum, LTL) on quality attributes, primarily colour stability was investigated. The aim was to determine the optimum pretreatment that would induce the desirable red colour, while allowing discoloration to occur by the end of a 28-day display period (2°C), so as to not mask spoilage. A range of pretreatment exposure times (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 15 and 24h) were applied to steaks using a gas mixture of 5% CO, 60% CO2 and 35% N2...
February 24, 2017: Meat Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228409/clinical-and-demographic-study-of-microsporidial-keratoconjunctivitis-in-south-india-a-3-year-study-2013-2015
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Rohan Agashe, Naveen Radhakrishnan, Sayali Pradhan, Muthiah Srinivasan, Venkatesh N Prajna, Prajna Lalitha
AIM: To study the demographic profile, clinical features, treatment outcome and ocular morbidity of smear-positive microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis. METHODS: Retrospective case series of all patients with clinical features of microsporidial keratoconjunctivitis and who were smear positive for the same on Gram stain from January 2013 to December 2015. Demographic data, predisposing factors, microbiological investigations, clinical course and visual outcome were analysed...
February 22, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222388/microbial-profile-of-dental-plaque-associated-to-white-spot-lesions-in-orthodontic-patients-immediately-after-the-bracket-removal
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Moniek W Beerens, Jacob M Ten Cate, Monique H van der Veen
OBJECTIVE: Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE) is suggested to predict caries risk in young children. Such a tool would be valuable in orthodontic patients undergoing treatment with fixed appliances. In this cross-sectional study the applicability of DGGE and conventional microbiology for caries risk assessment in orthodontic patients were assessed. DESIGN: Dental plaque was obtained from orthodontic patients immediately prior to bracket removal. Presence of white spot lesions (WSL) was assessed immediately post debracketing...
February 9, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151861/shifting-trends-in-microbial-keratitis-following-penetrating-keratoplasty-in-taiwan
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Hung-Chi Chen, Chia-Yi Lee, Hung-Yu Lin, David Hui-Kang Ma, Phil Yeong-Fong Chen, Ching-Hsi Hsiao, Hsin-Chiung Lin, Lung-Kun Yeh, Hsin-Yuan Tan
To investigate the clinical and microbiological profiles from microbial keratitis following penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) in a tertiary referral center in Taiwan, the medical records of 648 consecutive patients (648 eyes) undergoing PKP between January 2003 and December 2007 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients who subsequently sustained microbial keratitis were enrolled and analyzed for potential risk factors, clinical manifestations, microbiological profiles, complications, graft survival, and final visual outcome...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138334/atopic-keratoconjunctivitis-complicated-by-kocuria-koreensis-keratitis-the-first-case
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Noriko Inada, Jun Shoji, Satoru Yamagami
BACKGROUND: Patients with atopic dermatitis have a predisposition to Staphylococcus aureus and a Herpes simplex virus infection. The treatment of atopic diseases with steroid and immunosuppressive agents induces opportunistic infection. However, there is a concern regarding visual prognosis in patients with atopic keratoconjunctivitis (AKC) complicated with infectious keratitis. We report an unusual case of an atopic shield ulcer with Kocuria keratitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 51-year-old Japanese man presented with a 14-day history of eye pain and visual loss in his left eye...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137481/characterization-of-isolated-retinal-vasculitis-analysis-of-a-cohort-from-a-single-center-and-literature-review
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Laura Pelegrín, José Hernández-Rodríguez, Gerard Espinosa, Víctor Llorenç, Maite Sainz-de-la-Maza, José R Fontenla, José A Martínez, Maria C Cid, Alfredo Adán
INTRODUCTION: Isolated retinal vasculitis (IRV) is an inflammatory condition of unknown etiology confined to the retinal vessels. In contrast to secondary retinal vasculitis (RV), IRV has not been well characterized. OBJECTIVE: To describe and characterize isolated forms of RV. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review (2006-2016) of IRV patients from a multidisciplinary Uveitis Unit. RV diagnosis was based on funduscopic and fluorescein angiography findings...
March 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131754/stability-of-an-ophthalmic-micellar-formulation-of-cyclosporine-a-in-unopened-multidose-eyedroppers-and-in-simulated-use-conditions
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P Chennell, L Delaborde, M Wasiak, M Jouannet, E Feschet-Chassot, F Chiambaretta, V Sautou
Cyclosporine A eye drops are used at concentrations ranging from 0.5 to 20mg/mL to treat a variety of ophthalmic diseases. Cyclosporine A formulations at high concentrations are difficult to manufacture because of cyclosporine's lipophilicity, and generally require an oil based vector. In this study, we investigated the physicochemical and microbiological stability of two high concentrations (10mg/mL and 20mg/mL) of an ophthalmic cyclosporine A micellar solution in a low density polyethylene multidose eyedropper, at two conservation conditions (5°C and 25°C), before and with simulated use...
March 30, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125031/phylogenetic-heatmaps-highlight-composition-biases-in-sequenced-reads
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Sulbha Choudhari, Andrey Grigoriev
Due to advancements in sequencing technology, sequence data production is no longer a constraint in the field of microbiology and has made it possible to study uncultured microbes or whole environments using metagenomics. However, these new technologies introduce different biases in metagenomic sequencing, affecting the nucleotide distribution of resulting sequence reads. Here, we illustrate such biases using two methods. One is based on phylogenetic heatmaps (PGHMs), a novel approach for compact visualization of sequence composition differences between two groups of sequences containing the same phylogenetic groups...
January 24, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045110/simplifying-multidimensional-fermentation-dataset-analysis-and-visualization-one-step-closer-to-capturing-high-quality-mutant-strains
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Xiang Zhou, Dan Xu, Ting-Ting Jiang
In this study, we analyzed mutants of Clostridium acetobutylicum, an organism used in a broad range of industrial processes related to biofuel production, to facilitate future studies of bioreactor and bioprocess design and scale-up, which are very important research projects for industrial microbiology applications. To accomplish this, we generated 329 mutant strains and applied principal component analysis (PCA) to fermentation data gathered from these strains to identify a core set of independent features for comparison...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043985/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-appearance-of-fusarium-and-aspergillus-species-in-fungal-keratitis
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Jaya Devi Chidambaram, Namperumalsamy Venkatesh Prajna, Natasha Larke, David Macleod, Palepu Srikanthi, Shruti Lanjewar, Manisha Shah, Prajna Lalitha, Shanmugam Elakkiya, Matthew J Burton
BACKGROUND: Clinical outcomes in fungal keratitis vary between Fusarium and Aspergillus spp, therefore distinguishing between species using morphological features such as filament branching angles, sporulation along filaments (adventitious sporulation) or dichotomous branching may be useful. In this study, we assessed these three features within Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) images from culture-positive Fusarium and Aspergillus spp keratitis participants...
January 2, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017983/neuro-fuzzy-modeling-to-predict-physicochemical-and-microbiological-parameters-of-partially-dried-cherry-tomato-during-storage-effects-on-water-activity-temperature-and-storage-time
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Yang Tao, Yong Li, Ruiyun Zhou, Dinh-Toi Chu, Lijuan Su, Yongbin Han, Jianzhong Zhou
In the study, osmotically dehydrated cherry tomatoes were partially dried to water activity between 0.746 and 0.868, vacuum-packed and stored at 4-30 °C for 60 days. Adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) was utilized to predict the physicochemical and microbiological parameters of these partially dried cherry tomatoes during storage. Satisfactory accuracies were obtained when ANFIS was used to predict the lycopene and total phenolic contents, color and microbial contamination. The coefficients of determination for all the ANFIS models were higher than 0...
October 2016: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001363/mass-spectrometry-imaging-of-complex-microbial-communities
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Sage J B Dunham, Joseph F Ellis, Bin Li, Jonathan V Sweedler
In the two decades since mass spectrometry imaging (MSI) was first applied to visualize the distribution of peptides across biological tissues and cells, the technique has become increasingly effective and reliable. MSI excels at providing complementary information to existing methods for molecular analysis-such as genomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics-and stands apart from other chemical imaging modalities through its capability to generate information that is simultaneously multiplexed and chemically specific...
January 17, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982205/microbiological-and-epidemiological-study-of-infectious-keratitis-in-children-and-adolescents
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Maria Cecilia Zorat Yu, Ana Luisa Höfling-Lima, Guilherme Henrique Campos Furtado
Purpose: To analyze epidemiological and microbiological aspects of microbial keratitis in children and adolescents. Methods: This retrospective cohort study was conducted at the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, between July 15, 1975, and December 31, 2010. We analyzed corneal samples from 859 patients with clinical suspicion of infectious keratitis, comparing epidemiological and microbiological characteristics of bacterial keratitis with those of non-bacterial and non-viral keratitis...
September 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964775/hygiene-on-maternity-units-lessons-from-a-needs-assessment-in-bangladesh-and-india
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Suzanne Cross, Kaosar Afsana, Morsheda Banu, Dileep Mavalankar, Emma Morrison, Atiya Rahman, Tapash Roy, Deepak Saxena, Kranti Vora, Wendy J Graham
BACKGROUND: As the proportion of deliveries in health institutions increases in low- and middle-income countries, so do the challenges of maintaining standards of hygiene and preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) in mothers and babies. Adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and infection prevention and control (IPC) in these settings should be seen as integral parts of the broader domain of quality care. Assessment approaches are needed which capture standards for both WASH and IPC, and so inform quality improvement processes...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958225/pediatric-infectious-endophthalmitis-a-271-case-retrospective-study-at-a-single-center-in-china
#20
Meng Zhang, Ge-Zhi Xu, Rui Jiang, Ying-Qin Ni, Ke-Yan Wang, Rui-Ping Gu, Xin-Yi Ding
BACKGROUND: Pediatric infectious endophthalmitis is a serious sight-threatening disease for children. The purpose of this study was to investigate the etiology, microbiological spectrum, and visual outcomes of infectious endophthalmitis in children at a single institution in China. METHODS: It is a retrospective study of the medical records of all patients under 14 years of age with histories of infectious endophthalmitis, treated at a single institution from January 1, 2009 to January 1, 2015...
December 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Journal
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