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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821080/investigation-of-chitosan-s-antibacterial-activity-against-vancomycin-resistant-microorganisms-and-their-biofilms
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Eduardo M Costa, Sara Silva, Mariana Veiga, Sandra Vicente, Freni K Tavaria, Manuela E Pintado
Vancomycin-resistant microorganisms are a hurdle that traditional antibiotics struggle to overcome. These difficulties have led to search for new solutions based on natural products. Chitosan has been recognized as an effective antibacterial agent against a vast array of microorganisms including antibiotic resistant ones. As such, this work aimed to evaluate chitosan as an alternative to traditional antibiotics in the management/control of two vancomycin-resistant microorganisms, VRSA and VREF, in planktonic and sessile settings...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815897/multidrug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-three-major-threats-to-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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REVIEW
Michael J Satlin, Thomas J Walsh
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients are uniquely threatened by the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria because these patients rely on immediate active antimicrobial therapy to combat bacterial infections. This review describes the epidemiology and treatment considerations for three challenging MDR bacterial pathogens in HSCT recipients: MDR Enterobacteriaceae, including extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE)...
August 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814382/predictive-utility-of-swab-screening-for-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-in-selection-of-empiric-antibiotics-for-enterococcus-sterile-site-infections-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Ian Brasg, Marion Elligsen, Derek MacFadden, Nick Daneman
BACKGROUND: Swab screening for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) is used to identify VRE carriers and thus prevent transmission of this organism. We tested whether screening results could have unintended benefits in predicting the vancomycin susceptibility of subsequent Enterococcus infections experienced by these patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all patients admitted to a large tertiary care hospital between 2010 and 2015 who underwent swab screening for VRE before experiencing an Enterococcus sterile-site infection...
August 15, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814344/microbial-phylogeny-determines-transcriptional-response-of-resistome-to-dynamic-composting-processes
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Cheng Wang, Da Dong, P J Strong, Weijing Zhu, Zhuang Ma, Yong Qin, Weixiang Wu
BACKGROUND: Animal manure is a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) that pose a potential health risk globally, especially for resistance to the antibiotics commonly used in livestock production (such as tetracycline, sulfonamide, and fluoroquinolone). Currently, the effects of biological treatment (composting) on the transcriptional response of manure ARGs and their microbial hosts are not well characterized. Composting is a dynamic process that consists of four distinct phases that are distinguished by the temperature resulting from microbial activity, namely the mesophilic, thermophilic, cooling, and maturing phases...
August 16, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813477/colonization-prevalence-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-group-b-streptococcus-in-pregnant-women-over-a-6-year-period-in-dongguan-china
#5
Wenjing Ji, Lihua Zhang, Zhusheng Guo, Shujin Xie, Weiqing Yang, Junjian Chen, Jiamin Wang, Zhiqin Cheng, Xin Wang, Xuehai Zhu, Jianwen Wang, Haiqing Wang, Juan Huang, Ning Liang, David J McIver
This study investigated the prevalence of recto-vaginal Group B Streptococcus (GBS) colonization, serotype distribution, and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns among pregnant women in Dongguan, China. Recto-vaginal swabs were collected from pregnant women at gestational age 35-37 weeks between January 1st 2009 and December 31st 2014. Isolates were serotyped by latex-agglutination and were tested against seven antimicrobials by disk diffusion. Of 7,726 pregnant women who completed GBS testing, 636 (8.2%) were GBS carriers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810329/-distribution-and-drug-resistance-of-pathogens-at-hematology-department-of-jiangsu-province-from-2014-to-2015-results-from-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Y K Wan, W Sang, B Chen, Y G Yang, L Q Zhang, A N Sun, Y J Liu, Y Xu, Y P Cai, C B Wang, Y F Shen, Y W Jiang, X Y Zhang, W Xu, M Hong, T Chen, R R Xu, F Li, Y L Xu, Y Xue, Y L Lu, Z M He, W M Dong, Z Chen, M H Ji, Y Y Yang, L J Zhai, Y Zhao, G Q Wu, J H Ding, J Cheng, W B Cai, Y M Sun, J Ouyang
Objective: To describe the distribution and drug resistance of pathogens at hematology department of Jiangsu Province from 2014 to 2015 to provide reference for empirical anti-infection treatment. Methods: Pathogens were from hematology department of 26 tertiary hospitals in Jiangsu Province from 2014 to 2015. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was carried out according to a unified protocol using Kirby-Bauer method or agar dilution method. Collection of drug susceptibility results and corresponding patient data were analyzed...
July 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807390/vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-st17-outbreak-in-a-neonatal-unit
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Luis López-Urrutia, Mónica de Frutos, Jesús Oteo, José María Eiros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807228/antibacterial-steroidal-alkaloids-from-holarrhena-antidysenteriaca
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Li-Na Zhou, Xiao-Lei Ge, Ting-Ting Dong, Hui-Yuan Gao, Bo-Hang Sun
Two new steroidal alkaloids, isoconkuressine and N-formylconessimine, together with 6 known steroidal alkaloids including conkuressine, conessine, isoconessimine, conimine, conarrhimine, and funtudienine, were isolated from the seeds of Holarrhena antidysenteriaca Wall.ex A.DC. Their intrinsic antibacterial activities and synergistic effects with penicillin and vancomycin were analyzed in methicillin sensitive staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Two of the steroidal alkaloids including one new compound (N-formylconessimine) showed potential antibacterial activity and possessed synergistic effects with penicillin and vancomycin, respectively...
July 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801105/rectal-swab-screening-assays-of-public-health-importance-in-molecular-diagnostics-sample-adequacy-control
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Sanja Glisovic, Shaun Eintracht, Yves Longtin, Matthew Oughton, Ivan Brukner
Rectal swabs are routinely used by public health authorities to screen for multi-drug resistant enteric bacteria including vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Screening sensitivity can be influenced by the quality of the swabbing, whether performed by the patient (self-swabbing) or a healthcare practitioner. One common exclusion criterion for rectal swabs is absence of "visible soiling" from fecal matter. In our institution, this criterion excludes almost 10% of rectal swabs received in the microbiology laboratory...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799881/prevalence-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-qaca-b-positive-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-in-a-surgical-intensive-care-unit
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Oh-Hyun Cho, Ki-Ho Park, Ji Young Song, Jeong Min Hong, Taeeun Kim, Sun In Hong, Sunjoo Kim, In-Gyu Bae
The increasing use of chlorhexidine for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decolonization has raised concerns about the emergence of resistance to or tolerance of this antiseptic. We examined the frequency and characteristics of qacA/B chlorhexidine tolerance genes among MRSA isolates in a surgical intensive care unit (ICU) where MRSA-colonized patients are decolonized by chlorhexidine bathing. The MRSA isolates were evaluated for chlorhexidine susceptibility, mupirocin resistance, molecular typing, agr functionality, and the heterogeneous vancomycin-intermediate S...
August 11, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799789/naphtho-1-2-b-furan-4-5-dione-is-a-potent-anti-mrsa-agent-against-planktonic-biofilm-and-intracellular-bacteria
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Shih-Chun Yang, Feng-Lin Yen, Pei-Wen Wang, Ibrahim A Aljuffali, Yi-Han Weng, Chih-Hua Tseng, Jia-You Fang
AIM: Naphtho[1,2-b]furan-4,5-dione (N12D) and naphtho[2,3-b]furan-4,9-dione (N23D) are furanonaphthoquinone derivatives from natural resources. We examined the antimicrobial activity of N12D and N23D against drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. MATERIALS & METHODS: Minimum inhibitory concentration, minimum bactericidal concentration, bacterial viability and agar diffusion assay were conducted against methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and clinical isolates of vancomycin-resistant S...
August 11, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798845/vancomycin-resistant-gene-identification-from-live-bacteria-on-an-integrated-microfluidic-system-by-using-low-temperature-lysis-and-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification
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Wen-Hsin Chang, Ju-Ching Yu, Sung-Yi Yang, Yi-Cheng Lin, Chih-Hung Wang, Huey-Ling You, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Mel S Lee, Gwo-Bin Lee
Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) is a kind of enterococci, which shows resistance toward antibiotics. It may last for a long period of time and meanwhile transmit the vancomycin-resistant gene (vanA) to other bacteria. In the United States alone, the resistant rate of Enterococcus to vancomycin increased from a mere 0.3% to a whopping 40% in the past two decades. Therefore, timely diagnosis and control of VRE is of great need so that clinicians can prevent patients from becoming infected. Nowadays, VRE is diagnosed by antibiotic susceptibility test or molecular diagnosis assays such as matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization/time-of-flight mass spectrometry and polymerase chain reaction...
March 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797580/particle-engineering-for-intracellular-delivery-of-vancomycin-to-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-infected-macrophages
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Yihua Pei, Mohamed F Mohamed, Mohamed N Seleem, Yoon Yeo
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is a serious threat to the public health. MRSA is particularly difficult to treat when it invades host cells and survive inside the cells. Although vancomycin is active against MRSA, it does not effectively kill intracellular MRSA due to the molecular size and polarity that limit its cellular uptake. To overcome poor intracellular delivery of vancomycin, we developed a particle formulation (PpZEV) based on a blend of polymers with distinct functions: (i) poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA, P) serving as the main delivery platform, (ii) polyethylene glycol-PLGA conjugate (PEG-PLGA, p) to help maintain an appropriate level of polarity for timely release of vancomycin, (iii) Eudragit E100 (a copolymer based on dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate, butyl methacrylate and methyl methacrylate, E) to enhance vancomycin encapsulation, and (iv) a chitosan derivative called ZWC (Z) to trigger pH-sensitive drug release...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797573/digestive-decontamination-in-burn-patients-a-systematic-review-of-randomized-clinical-trials-and-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Mercedes Rubio-Regidor, Ana Martín-Pellicer, Luciano Silvestri, Hendrik K F van Saene, José A Lorente, Miguel A de la Cal
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this systematic review is to assess the effect of selective digestive decontamination (SDD) or non-absorbable enteral antibiotics (EA) on mortality, the incidence of infection and its adverse effects in burn patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Systematic review of randomized clinical trials (RCT) or observational studies enrolling burn patients, and comparing SDD or EA prophylaxis with placebo or no treatment. The search includes Pubmed/Medline, EMBASE, WOS, Cochrane Library (1970-2015)...
August 7, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797286/prevalence-and-drug-susceptibility-pattern-of-group-b-streptococci-gbs-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-care-anc-in-nekemte-referral-hospital-nrh-nekemte-ethiopia
#15
Hylemariam Mihiretie Mengist, Olifan Zewdie, Adugna Belew, Regea Dabsu
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and drug susceptibility pattern of group B Streptococci (GBS) among pregnant women. The specific objectives include; (1) To determine the prevalence of GBS colonization among pregnant women (2) To determine the drug susceptibility pattern of GBS among pregnant women and (3) To identify associated risk factors with GBS colonization among pregnant women. RESULTS: The median age of the participants was 24...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797064/bacteriological-profiling-of-diphenylureas-as-a-novel-class-of-antibiotics-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#16
Haroon Mohammad, Waleed Younis, Hany G Ezzat, Christine E Peters, Ahmed AbdelKhalek, Bruce Cooper, Kit Pogliano, Joe Pogliano, Abdelrahman S Mayhoub, Mohamed N Seleem
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics remains an imposing global public health challenge. Of the most serious pathogens, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is problematic given strains have emerged that exhibit resistance to several antibiotic classes including β-lactams and agents of last resort such as vancomycin. New antibacterial agents composed of unique chemical scaffolds are needed to counter this public health challenge. The present study examines two synthetic diphenylurea compounds 1 and 2 that inhibit growth of clinically-relevant isolates of MRSA at concentrations as low as 4 µg/mL and are non-toxic to human colorectal cells at concentrations up to 128 μg/mL...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794800/genome-characterization-of-a-novel-binary-toxin-positive-strain-of-clostridium-difficile-and-comparison-with-the-epidemic-027-and-078-strains
#17
Zhong Peng, Sidi Liu, Xiujuan Meng, Wan Liang, Zhuofei Xu, Biao Tang, Yuanguo Wang, Juping Duan, Chenchao Fu, Bin Wu, Anhua Wu, Chunhui Li
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic Gram-positive spore-forming gut pathogen that causes antibiotic-associated diarrhea worldwide. A small number of C. difficile strains express the binary toxin (CDT), which is generally found in C. difficile 027 (ST1) and/or 078 (ST11) in clinic. However, we isolated a binary toxin-positive non-027, non-078 C. difficile LC693 that is associated with severe diarrhea in China. The genotype of this strain was determined as ST201. To understand the pathogenesis-basis of C...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793957/a-comparison-of-telavancin-and-vancomycin-for-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-a-meta-analysis
#18
Yu Liu, Juan Wang
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to systematically review and evaluate the efficacy and safety of telavancin and vancomycin in the treatment of infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search using Pubmed, Embase, VIP Chinese Science and Technique Journals Database, and Wanfang Database resulting in the inclusion of seven publications in this study. Outcomes were calculated using pooled relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI)...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793955/optimization-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-vancomycin-in-patients-with-chronic-hemodialysis%C3%A2
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Lobna Ben Mahmoud, Yosr Chaabouni, Hanen Ghozzi, Houda Feriani, Ahmed Hakim, Mahmoud Kharrat, Chakib Marrakchi, Zouheir Sahnoun, Mounir Ben Jmaa, Khaled Zeghal, Jamil Hachicha
PURPOSE: To validate a simplified vancomycin monitoring algorithm in patients on chronic hemodialysis who required intravenous vancomycin for at least 3 weeks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, all hemodialysis patients who were admitted between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2015, in our unit for suspected or confirmed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection that required vancomycin were enrolled. All patients were categorized into two groups...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793943/decontamination-of-hospital-surfaces-with-multijet-cold-plasma-a-method-to-enhance-infection-prevention-and-control
#20
Orla J Cahill, Tânia Claro, Attilio A Cafolla, Niall T Stevens, Stephen Daniels, Hilary Humphreys
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a multijet cold-plasma system and its efficacy in decontaminating 2 surfaces commonly found in hospitals DESIGN An in vitro study of common causes of healthcare-acquired infection METHODS Log10 9 cultures of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli, and Acinetobacter baumannii were applied to 5-cm2 sections of stainless steel and mattress. Human serum albumin (HSA) was used as a proxy marker for organic material, and atomic force microscopy (AFM) was used to study the impact on bacterial cell structure...
August 10, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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