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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231657/-impact-and-changes-of-maternal-hemoglobin-on-birth-weight-in-pregnant-women-of-zhuang-nationality-in-guangxi
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J H Chen, X F Guo, S Liu, J H Long, G Q Zhang, M C Huang, X Q Qiu
Objective: To investigate the hemoglobin (Hb) levels during pregnancy and Hb changes from early pregnancy and association with birth weight on infants. Methods: Mothers of Zhuang Nationality who participated in the pregnancy care program and delivered at the Pingguo County Hospital from May 2013 to May 2015 were included in this study. Retrospective analysis was applied to collect data of health care and pregnancy outcomes. Multiple regression analysis and unconditional logistic regression model were used for data analysis...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231526/enhanced-identification-of-%C3%AE-lactamases-and-its-classes-using-sequence-physicochemical-and-evolutionary-information-with-sequence-feature-characterization-of-the-classes
#2
Abhigyan Nath, S Karthikeyan
β-lactamases provides one of the most successful means of evading the therapeutic effects of β lactam class of antibiotics by many gram positive and gram negative bacteria. On the basis of sequence identity, β-lactamases have been identified into four distinct classes- A, B, C and D. The classes A, C and D are the serine β-lactamases and class B is the metallo-lactamse. In the present study, we developed a two stage cascade classification system. The first-stage performs the classification of β-lactamases from non-β-lactamases and the second-stage performs the further classification of β-lactamases into four different β-lactamase classes...
February 14, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231455/synthetic-investigation-physicochemical-characterization-and-antibacterial-evaluation-of-ternary-bi-iii-systems-with-hydroxycarboxylic-acid-and-aromatic-chelator-substrates
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C M Nday, E Halevas, A Tsiaprazi-Stamou, D Eleftheriadou, A Hatzidimitriou, G Jackson, D Reid, A Salifoglou
Due to its physical and chemical properties, bismuth (Bi(III)) is widely used in the treatment of several gastrointestinal and skin diseases, and infections caused by bacteria. Herein, its known antimicrobial potential was taken into consideration in the synthesis of two new hybrid ternary materials of Bi(III) with the physiological α-hydroxycarboxylic glycolic acid and 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), [Bi2(C2H2O3)2(C2H3O3)(NO3)]n(.) nH2O (1) and [Bi(C12H8N2)(NO3)4](C10H8N4) (2), aiming at improving its antibacterial properties...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231272/vibrio-japonicus-sp-nov-a-novel-member-of-the-nereis-clade-in-the-genus-vibrio-isolated-from-the-coast-of-japan
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Hiroyasu Doi, Ikuko Osawa, Hayamitsu Adachi, Manabu Kawada
A novel Vibrio strain, JCM 31412T, was isolated from seawater collected from the Inland Sea (Setonaikai), Japan, and characterized as a Gram-negative, oxidase-positive, catalase-negative, facultatively anaerobic, motile, ovoid-shaped bacterium with one polar flagellum. Based on 16S rDNA gene identity, strain JCM 31412T showed a close relationship with type strains of Vibrio brasiliensis (LMG 20546T, 98.2% identity), V. harveyi (NBRC 15634T, 98.2%), V. caribbeanicus (ATCC BAA-2122T, 97.8%) and V. proteolyticus (NBRC 13287T, 97...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230521/micromonospora-terminaliae-sp-nov-an-endophytic-actinobacterium-isolated-from-the-surface-sterilized-stem-of-the-medicinal-plant-terminalia-mucronata
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Onuma Kaewkla, Arinthip Thamchaipinet, Christopher Milton Mathew Franco
An endophytic actinobacterium, strain TMS7T, was isolated from the stem of a Thai medicinal plant collected from the grounds of the Phujong-Nayoa National park, Ubon Ratchathani province, Thailand. As a result of a polyphasic taxonomy study, this strain was identified as a member of the genus Micromonospora. This strain was a Gram-stain-positive, aerobic actinobacterium with well-developed substrate mycelium with hyphae forming a single microspore was non-motile. Stran TMS7T was identified according to its 16S rRNA gene sequence as a new member of the genus Micromonospora...
February 24, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230084/highly-potent-antimicrobial-peptides-from-n-terminal-membrane-binding-region-of-e-coli-mreb
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Karabi Saikia, Yalavarthi Durga Sravani, Vibin Ramakrishnan, Nitin Chaudhary
Microbial pathogenesis is a serious health concern. The threat escalates as the existing conventional antimicrobials are losing their efficacy against the evolving pathogens. Peptides hold promise to be developed into next-generation antibiotics. Antimicrobial peptides adopt amphipathic structures that could selectively bind to and disrupt the microbial membranes. Interaction of proteins with membranes is central to all living systems and we reasoned that the membrane-binding domains in microbial proteins could be developed into efficient antimicrobials...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229947/high-throughput-screening-and-scale-up-of-cocrystals-using-resonant-acoustic-mixing
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Karthik Nagapudi, Evelyn Yanez Umanzor, Colin Masui
This paper explores the effectiveness of resonant acoustic mixing RAM for screening and scale up of cocrystals 16 cocrystal systems were selected as test cases based on previous literature precedent A 96 well plate set up in conjunction with zirconia beads was used for cocrystal screening using RAM A success rate of 80% was obtained in the screen for plates containing solvent or solvent plus Zirconia beads A proof of concept production of hydrated and anhydrous cocrystals of 1:1 Theophylline Citric acid system at a 400mg scale was demonstrated using solvent and bead assisted RAM Finally the parameters affecting the scale up of 2:1 Theophylline Oxalic acid cocrystals was explored in a systematic fashion using a Design of Experiments DOE approach The RAM parameters of acceleration and mixing time were optimized using the DOE approach A quantitative XRPD method was developed to determine the extent of conversion to the cocrystal when using RAM Mixing time of 2hours and an acceleration of 60 G were determined to be optimal The optimized parameters were used to demonstrate scale up of 2:1 Theophylline Oxalic acid cocrystals at an 80 gram scale with a net yield of 94% RAM is thus established as an environmentally friendly mechanochemical technique for both high throughput screening and scaled up production of cocrystals...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229205/-spectrum-of-pathogens-in-postoperative-complications-of-visceral-surgery-the-problem-of-multidrug-resistance
#8
A Kramer, J Pochhammer, P Walger, U Seifert, M Ruhnke, J C Harnoss
In general surgery the etiology of surgical site infections has not significantly changed over the last 30 years. Gram-positive bacteria, e.g. coagulase negative staphylococci (CNS), Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus spp. as well as Gram-negative bacteria, e.g. Escherichia coli, Enterobacter spp., Klebsiella spp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, are the most common findings. Although in general surgery 10% of the S. aureus causing postoperative wound infections were methicillin resistant (MRSA), no cases of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative (MRGN) bacteria were reported...
February 22, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229132/representing-documents-via-latent-keyphrase-inference
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Jialu Liu, Xiang Ren, Jingbo Shang, Taylor Cassidy, Clare R Voss, Jiawei Han
Many text mining approaches adopt bag-of-words or n-grams models to represent documents. Looking beyond just the words, i.e., the explicit surface forms, in a document can improve a computer's understanding of text. Being aware of this, researchers have proposed concept-based models that rely on a human-curated knowledge base to incorporate other related concepts in the document representation. But these methods are not desirable when applied to vertical domains (e.g., literature, enterprise, etc.) due to low coverage of in-domain concepts in the general knowledge base and interference from out-of-domain concepts...
April 2016: Proceedings of the International World-Wide Web Conference
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229018/-genomic-data-mining-of-the-marine-actinobacteria-streptomyces-sp-h-kf8-unveils-insights-into-multi-stress-related-genes-and-metabolic-pathways-involved-in-antimicrobial-synthesis
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Agustina Undabarrena, Juan A Ugalde, Michael Seeger, Beatriz Cámara
Streptomyces sp. H-KF8 is an actinobacterial strain isolated from marine sediments of a Chilean Patagonian fjord. Morphological characterization together with antibacterial activity was assessed in various culture media, revealing a carbon-source dependent activity mainly against Gram-positive bacteria (S. aureus and L. monocytogenes). Genome mining of this antibacterial-producing bacterium revealed the presence of 26 biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs) for secondary metabolites, where among them, 81% have low similarities with known BGCs...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228857/total-synthesis-of-a-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotype-12f-cps-repeating-unit-hexasaccharide
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Peter H Seeberger, Claney L Pereira, Subramanian Govindan
The Gram-positive bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae causes severe disease globally. Vaccines that prevent S. pneumoniae infections induce antibodies against epitopes within the bacterial capsular polysaccharide (CPS). A better immunological understanding of the epitopes that protect from bacterial infection requires defined oligosaccharides obtained by total synthesis. The key to the synthesis of the S. pneumoniae serotype 12F CPS hexasaccharide repeating unit that is not contained in currently used glycoconjugate vaccines is the assembly of the trisaccharide β-D-GalpNAc-(1→4)-[α-D-Glcp-(1→3)]-β-D-ManpNAcA, in which the branching points are equipped with orthogonal protecting groups...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228554/association-of-lyn-kinase-with-membrane-rafts-determines-its-negative-influence-on-lps-induced-signaling
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Kinga Borzęcka-Solarz, Justyna Dembińska, Aneta Hromada-Judycka, Gabriela Traczyk, Anna Ciesielska, Ewelina Ziemlińska, Anna Świątkowska, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is the component of Gram-negative bacteria which activates Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) to trigger pro-inflammatory responses. We examined the involvement of Lyn tyrosine kinase in TLR4 signaling of macrophages, distinguishing its catalytic activity and intermolecular interactions. For this, a series of Lyn-GFP constructs bearing point mutations in particular domains of Lyn were overexpressed in RAW264 macrophage-like cells or murine peritoneal macrophages, and their influence on LPS-induced responses was analyzed...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228491/maldi-tof-alone-versus-maldi-tof-combined-with-real-time-antimicrobial-stewardship-interventions-on-time-to-optimal-antimicrobial-therapy-in-patients-with-positive-blood-cultures
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Maya Beganovic, Michael Costello, Sarah M Wieczorkiewicz
Introduction: Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight (MALDI-TOF) decreases time to organism identification and improves clinical and financial outcomes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of MALDI-TOF alone vs MALDI-TOF combined with real-time, pharmacist-driven, antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) intervention on patient outcomes.Methods: This single-center, pre-post quasi-experimental study evaluated hospitalized patients with positive blood cultures identified via MALDI-TOF combined with prospective AMS intervention, compared to a control cohort with MALDI-TOF identification without AMS intervention...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228490/short-read-whole-genome-sequencing-for-laboratory-based-surveillance-of-bordetella-pertussis
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Alex Marchand-Austin, Raymond S W Tsang, Jennifer L Guthrie, Jennifer H Ma, Gillian Lim, Natasha S Crowcroft, Shelley L Deeks, David J Farrell, Frances B Jamieson
Bordetella pertussis (BP) is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes respiratory infections in humans. Ongoing molecular surveillance of BP acellular vaccine (aP) antigens is critical for understanding the interaction between evolutionary pressures, disease pathogenesis, and vaccine effectiveness. Methods currently used to characterize aP components are relatively labour intensive and low throughput. To address this challenge, we sought to derive aP antigen genotypes from minimally processed short-read whole genome sequencing data generated from 40 clinical BP isolates and analyzed using the SRST2 bioinformatic package...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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/28228317/short-term-therapy-with-combination-dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-saxagliptin-metformin-extended-release-xr-is-superior-to-saxagliptin-or-metformin-xr-monotherapy-in-prediabetic-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-single-blind-randomized-pilot-study
#16
Karen E Elkind-Hirsch, Martha S Paterson, Ericka L Seidemann, Hanh C Gutowski
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate efficacy with the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor saxagliptin (SAXA), metformin extended release (MET), and combination (SAXA-MET) in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and impaired glucose regulation. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, single-blind drug study. SETTING: Outpatient clinic. PATIENT(S): Patients (n = 38) with PCOS (aged 18-42 years) and prediabetic hyperglycemia determined by a 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test...
January 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228111/antimicrobial-structure-activity-relationship-of-five-anthraquinones-of-emodine-type-isolated-from-vismia-laurentii
#17
Gislaine Aurelie Kemegne, Pierre Mkounga, Jean Justin Essia Ngang, Sylvain Leroy Sado Kamdem, Augustin Ephrem Nkengfack
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial activity of anthraquinone compounds of emodine type has been reported by many authors. These compounds are found in Vismia laurentii (Clusiaceae), a plant used in traditional pharmacopoeia for treatment of microbial infections among others affections. The continuous identification of new compounds has raised the problem of the relation between the structure and antimicrobial properties. RESULTS: The yeast growth kinetics parameters were not influenced by the pH variation as it was the case for the other tested bacteria...
February 22, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226521/eda-gram-designing-electrodermal-activity-fingerprints-for-visualization-and-feature-extraction
#18
Theodora Chaspari, Andreas Tsiartas, Leah I Stein Duker, Sharon A Cermak, Shrikanth S Narayanan, Theodora Chaspari, Andreas Tsiartas, Leah I Stein Duker, Sharon A Cermak, Shrikanth S Narayanan, Andreas Tsiartas, Theodora Chaspari, Sharon A Cermak, Shrikanth S Narayanan, Leah I Stein Duker
Wearable technology permeates every aspect of our daily life increasing the need of reliable and interpretable models for processing the large amount of biomedical data. We propose the EDA-Gram, a multidimensional fingerprint of the electrodermal activity (EDA) signal, inspired by the widely-used notion of spectrogram. The EDA-Gram is based on the sparse decomposition of EDA from a knowledge-driven set of dictionary atoms. The time axis reflects the analysis frames, the spectral dimension depicts the width of selected dictionary atoms, while intensity values are computed from the atom coefficients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226400/population-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamic-target-attainment-of-ampicillin-in-neonates-with-hypoxemic-ischemic-encephalopathy-in-the-setting-of-controlled-hypothermia
#19
Jeffrey J Cies, Keri N Fugarolas, Wayne S Moore, Robert W Mason, Ogechukwu R Menkiti
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe the population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic target attainment of ampicillin in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) undergoing controlled hypothermia (CH). DESIGN: Prospective, open-label pharmacokinetic study. SETTING: 189-bed, freestanding children's tertiary care teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Thirteen neonates (three females, 10 males) with HIE encephalopathy receiving CH and ampicillin 100 mg/kg/dose intravenously every 8 hours who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit between May 2013 and June 2014...
February 22, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226293/physico-chemical-characterization-and-antibacterial-activity-of-inclusion-complexes-of-hyptis-martiusii-benth-essential-oil-in-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin
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Tatianny A Andrade, Thiago S Freitas, Francielly O Araújo, Paula P Menezes, Grace Anne A Dória, Alessandra S Rabelo, Lucindo J Quintans-Júnior, Márcio R V Santos, Daniel P Bezerra, Mairim R Serafini, Irwin Rose A Menezes, Paula Santos Nunes, Adriano A S Araújo, Maria S Costa, Fábia F Campina, Antonia T L Santos, Ana R P Silva, Henrique D M Coutinho
Cyclodextrins (CDs) have been used as important pharmaceutical excipients for improve the physicochemical properties of the drugs of low solubility as the essential oil of Hyptis martiusii. This oil is important therapeutically, but the low solubility and bioavailability compromises your use. Therein, the aim of this study was to obtain and to characterize physico-chemically the samples obtained by physical mixture (PM), paste complexation (PC) and slurry complexation (SC) of the essential oil Hyptis martiusii (EOHM) in β-CD, and to compare the antibacterial and modulatory-antibiotic activity of products obtained and oil free...
February 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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