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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044438/high-total-volatile-organic-compounds-pollution-in-a-hospital-dental-department
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Ming-Hui Liu, Tao-Hsin Tung, Fen-Fang Chung, Li-Chuan Chuang, Gwo-Hwa Wan
Bioaerosols produced by dental procedures may affect indoor air quality and cause infections in dental healthcare workers. To provide air quality data that can be used to protect dental healthcare workers, this study evaluated the air quality and its influencing factors in the dental department of the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. The study was a cross-sectional study design. Indoor air quality (IAQ) evaluations were conducted in six locations: pediatric dentistry, craniofacial orthodontic dentistry, periodontal dentistry, and general practice dentistry, instrument washing room, and patient waiting area...
October 18, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044345/first-report-of-granulicatella-sp-endocarditis-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient
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Flávio Jota de Paula, Precil Diego Miranda de Menezes Neves, Ramaiane Aparecida Bridi, Alice Tung Wan Song, Elias David-Neto
Granulicatella and Abiotrophia are genera of fastidious Gram-positive cocci commensal of the oral, genitourinary, and intestinal flora. We report the first case of infective endocarditis caused by Granulicatella sp. in a kidney transplant recipient. A 67-year-old male kidney transplant recipient was admitted to the hospital for investigation of fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. On physical examination, he was dehydrated. Laboratory tests identified impaired renal function (creatinine level of 15.5 mg/dl; reference, 3...
July 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043959/purified-citritin-in-combination-with-vancomycin-inhibits-vre-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Kléber de Sousa Oliveira, Paulo Roberto Martins Queiroz, Isabel Cristina Marques Fensterseifer, Ludovico Migliolo, Aline Lima Oliveira, Octávio Luiz Franco
Gram-positive pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) have been frequently associated with bacterial resistance mechanisms. These mechanisms, in turn, restrict a range of therapeutic opportunities for the treatment of infections caused by these micro-organisms. Faced with this problem, the present study aims to isolate and characterize molecules with antimicrobial activity derived from the fungus Penicillium citrinum isolated from Cerrado soil...
October 18, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043211/native-valve-endocarditis-caused-by-achromobacter-xylosoxidans-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#4
Caio Godoy Rodrigues, Jairo Rays, Marcia Yoshie Kanegae
Achromobacter xylosoxidans is a Gram-negative aerobic bacterium first described by Yabuuchi and Ohyama in 1971. A. xylosoxidans is frequently found in aquatic environments. Abdominal, urinary tract, ocular, pneumonia, meningitis, and osteomyelitis are the most common infections. Infective endocarditis is rare. As far as we know, until now, only 19 cases have been described, including this current report. We report the case of community-acquired native valve endocarditis caused by A. xylosoxidans in an elderly patient without a concomitant diagnosis of a malignancy or any known immunodeficiency...
July 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040595/a-comparison-of-levofloxacin-and-oral-third-generation-cephalosporins-as-antibacterial-prophylaxis-in-acute-leukaemia-patients-during-chemotherapy-induced-neutropenia
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Kristyn E Yemm, Jason N Barreto, Kristin C Mara, Ross A Dierkhising, Naseema Gangat, Pritish K Tosh
Background: There is demonstrated benefit with fluoroquinolones as infection prophylaxis in neutropenic patients; however, side effects, drug interactions and increasing resistance necessitate investigation of alternative therapies. Objectives: To compare the incidence of febrile neutropenia in high-risk patients with haematological malignancy receiving a fluoroquinolone with those receiving an oral third-generation cephalosporin (OTGC) as antibacterial prophylaxis during chemotherapy-induced neutropenia...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038125/modulators-of-enterococcus-faecalis-cell-envelope-integrity-and-antimicrobial-resistance-influence-stable-colonization-of-the-mammalian-gastrointestinal-tract
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Ismael L Banla, Sushma Kommineni, Michael Hayward, Marinelle Rodrigues, Kelli L Palmer, Nita H Salzman, Christopher J Kristich
The Gram-positive bacterium Enterococcus faecalis is both a colonizer of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and an agent of serious nosocomial infections. Although typically required for pathogenesis, GIT colonization by E. faecalis is poorly understood. E. faecalis tolerates high concentrations of GIT antimicrobials like cholate and lysozyme, leading us to hypothesize that resistance to intestinal antimicrobials is essential for long-term GIT colonization. Analyses of E. faecalis mutants exhibiting defects in antimicrobial resistance revealed that IreK, a determinant of envelope integrity and antimicrobial resistance, is required for long-term GIT colonization...
October 16, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038059/first-isolation-and-characterization-of-the-pathogenic-aeromonas-veronii-bv-veronii-associated-with-ulcerative-syndrome-in-the-indigenous-pelophylax-ridibundus-of-al-ahsaa-saudi-arabia
#7
Ashraf Y Z Khalifa, Gamal Bekhet
Virulent microbial pathogen infections are the main cause for amphibian decline worldwide. In the present study, a bacterial strain named RDL-2, which was isolated from the skin of infected Pelophylax ridibundus larvae, was cultured and then phenotypically and biochemically characterized using scanning electron microscopic observations and the API20E strip and Biolog Gen III MicroPlate system. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of this strain was also obtained and used in strain identification and phylogenetic analysis...
October 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037914/antimicrobial-activity-and-preliminary-mode-of-action-of-plnef-expressed-in-escherichia-coli-against-staphylococci
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Xuan Tang, Shuangshuang Wu, Xiaofeng Wang, Qing Gu, Ping Li
Strains belonging to the genus of Staphylococci, such as Staphylococcus aureus are common pathologic bacteria which may cause nosocomial cross infection and food contamination. Plantaricin EF (PlnEF), a two-peptide nonlantibiotic bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus plantarum strains, shows great inhibitory effects against Gram-positive Staphylococci strains. To overproduce this two-peptide bacteriocin, plnE and plnF genes were cloned into pET32a (+) vector and heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli by fusion with His6-tag in this study...
October 13, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037763/aortic-pseudoaneurysm-endocarditis-caused-by-aerococcus-viridans-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Kapil Yadav, Megha Sharma, Sourabh Agarwal, Nirmanmoh Bhatia, Nitika Yadav
Aerococcus viridans is a gram positive microaerophilic lactic acid coccus which is known to cause an infection in lobsters called Gaffkaemia. Consumption of gaffekaemia affected lobsters is considered to be safe if properly cooked even though there hasn't been any research on potential transmission by this route. Though uncommon, A. viridans is capable of causing a virulent endocarditis associated with aortic valve destruction and abscess. There have been 11 worldwide reported cases of infective endocarditis, of which 6 were aortic and only one of them had aortic pseudoaneurysm (APA)...
August 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035192/bacillus-cereus-bacteremia-with-central-nervous-system-involvement-a-neuropathological-study
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Jean Philippe Brouland, Nathalie Sala, Selin Tusgul, Caterina Rebecchini, Enikö Kovari
Bacillus cereus is a widely-distributed, gram-positive or variable, rod-shaped bacterium frequently considered a contaminant in clinical specimens. It is recognized as a potential pathogen inducing self-limiting emetic or diarrheal food poisoning or localized infection in immunocompetent patients. True B. cereus bacteremia is uncommon and mainly observed in fragile patients, notably in immunocompromised individuals. We report clinical, radiological, and pathological findings of a 64-year-old patient with a history of acute myeloid leukemia who initially presented a fever while neutropenic after the induction of a second cycle of chemotherapy...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033904/an-improved-in-house-maldi-tof-ms-protocol-for-direct-cost-effective-identification-of-pathogens-from-blood-cultures
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Menglan Zhou, Qiwen Yang, Timothy Kudinha, Liying Sun, Rui Zhang, Chang Liu, Shuying Yu, Meng Xiao, Fanrong Kong, Yupei Zhao, Ying-Chun Xu
Background: Bloodstream infection is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients worldwide. Delays in the identification of microorganisms often leads to a poor prognosis. The application of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) directly to blood culture (BC) broth can potentially identify bloodstream infections earlier, and facilitate timely management. Methods: We developed an "in-house" (IH) protocol for direct MALDI-TOF MS based identification of organisms in positive BCs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033034/antimicrobial-resistance-among-children-in-sub-saharan-africa
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REVIEW
Phoebe C M Williams, David Isaacs, James A Berkley
Antimicrobial resistance is an important threat to international health. Therapeutic guidelines for empirical treatment of common life-threatening infections depend on available information regarding microbial aetiology and antimicrobial susceptibility, but sub-Saharan Africa lacks diagnostic capacity and antimicrobial resistance surveillance. We systematically reviewed studies of antimicrobial resistance among children in sub-Saharan Africa since 2005. 18 of 1075 articles reviewed met inclusion criteria, providing data from 67 451 invasive bacterial isolates from inconsistently defined populations in predominantly urban tertiary settings...
October 9, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032761/investigation-on-the-effects-of-antimicrobial-imidazo-2-1-b-thiazole-derivatives-on-the-genitourinary-microflora
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Rita Morigi, Beatrice Vitali, Cecilia Prata, Rogers A A Palomino, Alessandra Graziadio, Alessandra Locatelli, Mirella Rambaldi, Alberto Leoni
BACKGROUND: Fused five-membered heterocyclic rings containing bridgehead nitrogen atom are particularly versatile in the field of medicinal chemistry because of their different biological activities. Among them, the imidazo[2,1-b]thiazole is an attractive fused heterocyclic core that has been extensively studied. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to study the therapeutic applications of imidazo[2,1-b]thiazole derivatives as antimicrobial agents for the treatment of genitourinary infections...
October 10, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032644/characterization-of-bacterial-community-dynamics-during-the-decomposition-of-pig-carcasses-in-simulated-soil-burial-and-composting-systems
#14
Bo-Min Ki, Yu Mi Kim, Jun Min Jeon, Hee Wook Ryu, Kyung-Suk Cho
Soil burial is the most widely used disposal method for infected pig carcasses, but composting has gained attention as an alternative disposal method because pig carcasses can be decomposed rapidly and safely by composting. To understand the pig carcass decomposition process in soil burial and by composting, pilot-scale test systems that simulated soil burial and composting were designed and constructed in field. The envelope material samples were collected using special sampling devices without disturbance, and bacterial community dynamics were analyzed by high-throughput pyrosequencing for 340 days...
October 14, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031223/enhanced-antibacterial-activity-and-biocompatibility-of-zinc-incorporated-organic-inorganic-nanocomposite-coatings-via-electrophoretic-deposition
#15
Pin Huang, Kena Ma, Xinjie Cai, Dan Huang, Xu Yang, Jiabing Ran, Fushi Wang, Tao Jiang
Increased use of reconstruction procedures in orthopedics has improved the life of patients undergoing surgery. However, surgical site infection remains a major challenge. Efforts were made to fabricate antibacterial surfaces with good biocompatibility. This present study aimed to fabricate zinc-incorporated chitosan/gelatin (CS/G) nanocomposite coatings on the titanium substrates via electrophoretic deposition (EPD). Physicochemical characterization confirmed that zinc was successfully deposited in a metallic oxide/salt complex status...
October 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030447/housefly-musca-domestica-and-blow-fly-protophormia-terraenovae-as-vectors-of-colistin-resistance-genes-carrying-bacteria
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Jilei Zhang, Jiawei Wang, Li Chen, Afrah Kamal Yassin, Patrick Kelly, Patrick Butaye, Jing Li, Jiansen Gong, Russell Cattley, Kezong Qi, Chengming Wang
Flies have the capacity to transfer pathogens between different environments, acting as one of the most important vectors of human diseases worldwide. In this study, we trapped flies on a university campus and tested them for mobile resistance genes against colistin, a last-resort antibiotic in human medicine for treating clinical infections caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Quantitative PCRs we developed showed that 34.1% of Musca domestica (86/252) and 51.1% of Protophormia terraenovae (23/45) were positive for the mcr-1, 1...
October 13, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029278/efficacy-and-safety-of-delafloxacin-compared-with-vancomycin-plus-aztreonam-for-acute-bacterial-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-a-phase-3-double-blind-randomized-study
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J Pullman, J Gardovskis, B Farley, E Sun, M Quintas, L Lawrence, R Ling, S Cammarata
Background: Delafloxacin is an investigational anionic fluoroquinolone in development for oral or intravenous administration for the treatment of infections caused by Gram-positive (including MRSA), Gram-negative, atypical and anaerobic organisms. Objectives: To establish the non-inferiority of delafloxacin compared with vancomycin plus aztreonam for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections and to compare the safety of the two antimicrobials...
October 5, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029221/analysis-of-clostridium-difficile-biofilms-imaging-and-antimicrobial-treatment
#18
Garth A James, Laurent Chesnel, Laura Boegli, Elinor deLancey Pulcini, Steve Fisher, Philip S Stewart
Background: Clostridium difficile, a spore-forming Gram-positive anaerobic bacillus, is the most common causative agent of healthcare-associated diarrhoea. Formation of biofilms may protect C. difficile against antibiotics, potentially leading to treatment failure. Furthermore, bacterial spores or vegetative cells may linger in biofilms in the gut causing C. difficile infection recurrence. Objectives: In this study, we evaluated and compared the efficacy of four antibiotics (fidaxomicin, surotomycin, vancomycin and metronidazole) in penetrating C...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029072/detection-of-optra-in-the-african-continent-tunisia-within-a-mosaic-enterococcus-faecalis-plasmid-from-urban-wastewaters
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Ana R Freitas, Houyem Elghaieb, Ricardo León-Sampedro, Mohamed Salah Abbassi, Carla Novais, Teresa M Coque, Abdennaceur Hassen, Luisa Peixe
Objectives: Oxazolidinone resistance is a serious limitation in the treatment of MDR Enterococcus infections. Plasmid-mediated oxazolidinone resistance has been strongly linked to animals where the use of phenicols might co-select resistance to both antibiotic families. Our goal was to assess the diversity of genes conferring phenicol/oxazolidinone resistance among diverse enterococci and to characterize the optrA genetic environment. Methods: Chloramphenicol-resistant isolates (>16 mg/L, n = 245) from different sources (hospitals/healthy humans/wastewaters/animals) in Portugal, Angola and Tunisia (1996-2016) were selected...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029067/pharmacodynamics-of-fosfomycin-against-esbl-and-or-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
#20
Fiona Fransen, Kelly Hermans, Maria J B Melchers, Claudia C M Lagarde, Joseph Meletiadis, Johan W Mouton
Background: The increase in antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria and the limited therapeutic options due to the shortage of new antibiotics have increased the interest of the 'old' antibiotic fosfomycin in the treatment of infections. However, there are contradictory reports on the pharmacodynamics of and emergence of resistance to fosfomycin. Methods: Time-kill assays were performed with 11 ESBL-positive and 3 ESBL-negative strains, exposing the bacteria to 2-fold static concentrations from 0...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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