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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922428/diminished-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-net-formation-is-a-novel-innate-immune-deficiency-induced-by-acute-ethanol-exposure-in-polymicrobial-sepsis-which-can-be-rescued-by-cxcl1
#1
Liliang Jin, Sanjay Batra, Samithamby Jeyaseelan
Polymicrobial sepsis is the result of an exaggerated host immune response to bacterial pathogens. Animal models and human studies demonstrate that acute alcohol intoxication is a key risk factor for sepsis-induced mortality. Multiple chemokines, such as CXCL1, CXCL2 and CXCL5 are critical for neutrophil recruitment and proper function of neutrophils. However, it is not quite clear the mechanisms by which acute alcohol suppresses immune responses and whether alcohol-induced immunosuppression can be rescued by chemokines...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922285/what-where-and-why-exploring-fluorodeoxyglucose-pet-s-ability-to-localise-and-differentiate-infection-from-cancer
#2
Abby Douglas, Eddie Lau, Karin Thursky, Monica Slavin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the utility of FDG-PET imaging in detecting the cause of fever and infection in patients with cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: FDG-PET has been shown to have high sensitivity and accuracy for causes of neutropenic fever, leading to higher diagnostic certainty in this group. Recent advances in pathogen-specific labelling in PET to identify Aspergillus spp. and Yersinia spp. infections in mice, as well as differentiating between Gram-positive, Gram-negative and mycobacterial infections are promising...
September 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920854/in-vitro-activity-of-tedizolid-and-comparator-agents-against-gram-positive-pathogens-responsible-for-bone-and-joint-infections
#3
Pauline Ract, Caroline Piau-Couapel, Fabrice Compain, Michel Auzou, Jocelyn Michon, Vincent Cattoir
Tedizolid, a second-generation oxazolidinone that displays a potent activity against Gram-positive pathogens, could be an interesting option for the treatment of bone and joint infections (BJIs). The aim of the study was to determine minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) of tedizolid against a collection of 359 clinical isolates involved in clinically-documented BJIs and to compare them to those of comparator agents used in Gram-positive infections. Of the 104 Staphylococcus aureus and 102 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) isolates, 99 and 92 % were categorized as susceptible to tedizolid, respectively (MIC25=0...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920628/fluoroquinolones-as-imaging-agents-for-bacterial-infection
#4
Syed Ali Raza Naqvi, Karl Drlica
Diagnosis of deep-seated bacterial infection is difficult, as neither standard anatomical imaging nor radiolabeled, autologous leukocytes distinguish sterile inflammation from infection. Two recent imaging efforts are receiving attention: (1) radioactive derivatives of sorbitol show good specificity with Gram-negative bacterial infections, and (2) success in combining anatomical and functional imaging for cancer diagnosis has rekindled interest in (99m)Tc-fluoroquinolone-based imaging. With the latter, computed tomography (CT) would be combined with single-photon-emission-computed tomography (SPECT) to detect (99m)Tc-fluoroquinolone-bacterial interactions...
September 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919718/extended-infusion-versus-intermittent-infusion-of-imipenem-in-the-treatment-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
#5
Mohamed M Ibrahim, Tarek Fouad Tammam, Mohy El Deen Ebaed, Hatem A Sarhan, Gamal F Gad, Amal K Hussein
BACKGROUND: Mechanical ventilation support can be the main source of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). VAP is a serious infection that may be associated with dangerous gram-negative bacteria mainly, and it leads to an increase in the mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU). Imipenem is one of the strongest antibiotics now available for treating VAP which is associated with gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria, and it belongs to beta-lactam antibiotic group (carbapenem). OBJECTIVE: This study tried to investigate the efficacy of imipenem against VAP when it was infused within 180 min versus the efficacy when it was infused within 30-60 min...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919195/combination-versus-monotherapy-for-gram-negative-bloodstream-infections-matching-by-predicted-prognosis
#6
Julie Ann Justo, P Brandon Bookstaver, Joseph Kohn, Helmut Albrecht, Majdi N Al-Hasan
The utility of empirical combination antimicrobial therapy for gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSI) remains unclear. This retrospective, quasi-experimental matched cohort study examined the impact of empirical combination therapy on mortality in patients with gram-negative BSI. Hospitalized adults with gram-negative BSI from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2013 at Palmetto Health Hospitals in Columbia, SC, USA were identified. Patients receiving combination or beta-lactam monotherapy therapy were matched 1:1 based on age, sex and Bloodstream Infection Mortality Risk Score (BSIMRS)...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919044/susceptibility-of-colistin-resistant-pathogens-to-predatory-bacteria
#7
Sonal Dharani, Dong Hyun Kim, Robert M Q Shanks, Yohei Doi, Daniel E Kadouri
The increase in multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections has forced the reintroduction of antibiotics such as colistin. However, the spread of plasmid-borne mcr-1 colistin resistance genes have moved us closer to an era of untreatable Gram-negative infections. To evaluate whether predatory bacteria could be used as a potential therapeutic to treat this upcoming threat, the ability of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus and Micavibrio aeruginosavorus to prey on several clinically relevant mcr-1-positive, colistin-resistant isolates was evaluated...
September 14, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918832/streptococcus-anginosus-group-bacterial-infections
#8
Tasaduq Fazili, Scott Riddell, Deanna Kiska, Tim Endy, Luca Giurgea, Calden Sharngoe, Waleed Javaid
BACKGROUND: The Streptococcus anginosus group (SAG) causes a variety of infections in adults. To better understand the burden of SAG infections and their associated morbidity and mortality, we conducted a retrospective analysis of these infections in adults at a tertiary care center. METHODS: A retrospective review of all cultures positive for SAG in adults and a corresponding review of the patients' medical records were conducted at a tertiary care facility in central New York...
September 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918351/susceptibility-profiles-of-bacteria-causing-urinary-tract-infection-in-southern-tunisia
#9
Sonda Guermazi-Toumi, Sirine Boujlel, Mouna Assoudi, Riadh Issaoui, Sonia Tlili, Mohamed Ennaceur Hlaiem
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the epidemiological profile and the antibiotic resistance of bacteria responsible for urinary infections diagnosed in the department of microbiology of the regional hospital Houcine Bouzaiene (Gafsa) in the south west of Tunisia. METHODS: All the cytobacteriological urine samples analyzed from 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2016 were included in the study. The adopted criteria to define urinary infection were: leukocyturia >10(4)/ml and bacteriuria >10(5)CFU/ml...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917707/amoebicidal-antimicrobial-and-in-vitro-ros-scavenging-activities-of-tunisian-rubus-ulmifolius-schott-methanolic-extract
#10
Soumaya Hajaji, Mohamed Amine Jabri, Ines Sifaoui, Atteneri López-Arencibia, María Reyes-Batlle, Fatma B'chir, Basilio Valladares, José E Pinero, Jacob Lorenzo-Morales, Hafidh Akkari
The present study aimed to evaluate the activity of methanolic extract of Rubus ulmifolius Schott against the Acanthamoeba castellani Neff Strain as well as its antioxidant and antimicrobial effects. The tested extract has a good amoebicidal activity with low IC50 (61.785 ± 1.322 μg/ml) and also has significant activity against both Gram-positive (S. aureus, S. agalactiae) and Gram-negative bacteria (E. coli, S. typhimurium) and against C. albicans. The inhibition zones diameters (IZD) and minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) values were in the range of 22...
September 13, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917645/anti-fibrinolytic-and-anti-microbial-activities-of-a-serine-protease-inhibitor-from-honeybee-apis-cerana-venom
#11
Jie Yang, Kwang Sik Lee, Bo Yeon Kim, Yong Soo Choi, Hyung Joo Yoon, Jingming Jia, Byung Rae Jin
Bee venom contains a variety of peptide constituents, including low-molecular-weight protease inhibitors. While the putative low-molecular-weight serine protease inhibitor Api m 6 containing a trypsin inhibitor-like cysteine-rich domain was identified from honeybee (Apis mellifera) venom, no anti-fibrinolytic or anti-microbial roles for this inhibitor have been elucidated. In this study, we identified an Asiatic honeybee (A. cerana) venom serine protease inhibitor (AcVSPI) that was shown to act as a microbial serine protease inhibitor and plasmin inhibitor...
September 13, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916315/the-effect-of-immune-modulation-of-streptococcus-constellatus-sc10-strain-upon-acinetobactor-baumannii-infection
#12
Abdullah A Alyousef, Israa M S Al-Kadmy
Acinetobacter baumannii is a tiny, plump and rod-shaped Gram-negative coccobacillus, notorious as an opportunistic pathogen, which is now being considered by CDC as a serious public health threat. Preventing colonization may be a better therapeutic choice using microbiota to protect against A. baumannii transmission. Human microbiota not only regulates immune homeostasis as well provides essential health benefits therefore discovering the interface due microbiota in host immune system will allow to recognise novel immuno- or microbe-based therapies...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915395/effects-of-polymyxin-b-hemoperfusion-on-hemodynamics-and-prognosis-in-septic-shock-patients
#13
Chen-Tse Lee, Yu-Kang Tu, Yi-Chun Yeh, Tzu Chang, Po-Yuan Shih, Anne Chao, Hsing-Hao Huang, Ya-Jung Cheng, Yu-Chang Yeh
PURPOSE: We designed this study to examine the clinical effects of polymyxin B hemoperfusion (PMX-HP) in septic shock patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined the effects of PMX-HP in septic shock patients with intra-abdominal or gram-negative bacterial infection during October 2013-May 2016. A one-to-one matching between the PMX-HP and conventional groups was performed, and 28-day mortality, and change in inotropic score, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score, and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score at 24h in the two groups were compared...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914802/phylogenetic-analysis-and-antimicrobial-profiles-of-cultured-emerging-opportunistic-pathogens-phyla-actinobacteria-and-proteobacteria-identified-in-hot-springs
#14
Jocelyn Leonie Jardine, Akebe Luther King Abia, Vuyo Mavumengwana, Eunice Ubomba-Jaswa
Hot spring water may harbour emerging waterborne opportunistic pathogens that can cause infections in humans. We have investigated the diversity and antimicrobial resistance of culturable emerging and opportunistic bacterial pathogens, in water and sediment of hot springs located in Limpopo, South Africa. Aerobic bacteria were cultured and identified using 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) gene sequencing. The presence of Legionella spp. was investigated using real-time polymerase chain reaction. Isolates were tested for resistance to ten antibiotics representing six different classes: β-lactam (carbenicillin), aminoglycosides (gentamycin, kanamycin, streptomycin), tetracycline, amphenicols (chloramphenicol, ceftriaxone), sulphonamides (co-trimoxazole) and quinolones (nalidixic acid, norfloxacin)...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912777/class-a-cpg-oligonucleotide-priming-rescues-mice-from-septic-shock-via-activation-of-platelet-activating-factor-acetylhydrolase
#15
Yoshinari Yamamoto, Ryu Sugimura, Takafumi Watanabe, Suguru Shigemori, Takuma Okajima, Shireen Nigar, Fu Namai, Takashi Sato, Tasuku Ogita, Takeshi Shimosato
Sepsis is a life-threatening, overwhelming immune response to infection with high morbidity and mortality. Inflammatory response and blood clotting are caused by sepsis, which induces serious organ damage and death from shock. As a mechanism of pathogenesis, platelet-activating factor (PAF) induces excessive inflammatory responses and blood clotting. In this study, we demonstrate that a Class A CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG-A1585) strongly induced PAF acetylhydrolase, which generates lyso-PAF. CpG-A1585 rescued mice from acute lethal shock and decreased fibrin deposition, a hallmark of PAF-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912103/membrane-perturbing-activities-and-structural-properties-of-the-frog-skin-derived-peptide-esculentin-1a-1-21-nh2-and-its-diastereomer-esc-1-21-1c-correlation-with-their-antipseudomonal-and-cytotoxic-activity
#16
Maria Rosa Loffredo, Anirban Ghosh, Nicole Harmouche, Bruno Casciaro, Vincenzo Luca, Annalisa Bortolotti, Floriana Cappiello, Lorenzo Stella, Anirban Bhunia, Burkhard Bechinger, Maria Luisa Mangoni
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) represent new alternatives to cope with the increasing number of multi-drug resistant microbial infections. Recently, a derivative of the frog-skin AMP esculentin-1a, Esc(1-21), was found to rapidly kill both the planktonic and biofilm forms of the Gram-negative bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa with a membrane-perturbing activity as a plausible mode of action. Lately, its diastereomer Esc(1-21)-1c containing two d-amino acids i.e. (D)Leu14 and (D)Ser17 revealed to be less cytotoxic, more stable to proteolytic degradation and more efficient in eradicating Pseudomonas biofilm...
September 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910076/gold-decorated-porous-silicon-nanopillars-for-targeted-hyperthermal-treatment-of-bacterial-infections
#17
Hashim Alhmoud, Anna Cifuentes-Rius, Bahman Delalat, David G Lancaster, Nicolas H Voelcker
In order to address the issue of pathogenic bacterial colonization of diabetic wounds, a more direct and robust approach is required, which relies on a physical form of bacterial destruction in addition to the conventional biochemical approach (i.e. antibiotics). Targeted bacterial destruction through the use of photothermally active nanomaterials has recently come into the spotlight as a viable approach to solving the rising problem of antibiotic resistant microorganisms. Materials with high absorption coefficients in the near infrared (NIR) region of the electromagnetic spectrum show promise as alternative antibacterial therapeutic agents, since they preclude the development of bacterial resistance and can be activated on demand...
September 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906399/characteristics-of-infection-and-its-impact-on-short-term-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#18
Junjun Cai, Mengchen Zhang, Tao Han, Hui-Qing Jiang
Bacterial infections are an important cause of mortality in liver failure. However, the type of infection, predictors of infection, and their impact on outcomes in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) are limited.A total of 389 patients with ACLF were admitted in this retrospective, corhort study. Once admitted, clinical data including first infection site, type (community-acquired, healthcare-associated, or nosocomial), and second infection occurrence during hospitalization were collected. The outcome was mortality within 90 days...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906365/the-antibiotic-susceptibility-patterns-of-uropathogens-among-children-with-urinary-tract-infection-in-shiraz
#19
Gholamreza Pouladfar, Mitra Basiratnia, Mojtaba Anvarinejad, Pejman Abbasi, Fatemeh Amirmoezi, Samaneh Zare
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most common bacterial infections in pediatrics. Delay in diagnosis and treatment can cause significant morbidity. The physicians knowledge regarding the symptoms, microorganisms that caused UTI, and effective antibiotics in a geographical area can help them to select the appropriate antibiotics. This study was performed to determine the prevalence of bacteria that cause UTI and their susceptibility to common antibiotics as well as the common symptoms and associated factors in children of Shiraz, Southern Iran...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906137/treatment-of-achromobacter-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients
#20
G Christopher Wood, Brittany L Jonap, George O Maish, Louis J Magnotti, Joseph M Swanson, Bradley A Boucher, Martin A Croce, Timothy C Fabian
BACKGROUND: Achromobacter sp are nonfermenting Gram-negative bacilli (NFGNB) that rarely cause severe infections, including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Data on the treatment of Achromobacter pneumonia are very limited, and the organism has been associated with a high mortality rate. Thus, more data are needed on treating this organism. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the treatment of Achromobacter VAP in critically ill trauma patients. METHODS: This retrospective, observational study evaluated critically ill trauma patients who developed Achromobacter VAP...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
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