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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652197/emergence-of-drug-resistant-bacteria-at-the-hajj-a-systematic-review
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Thongpan Leangapichart, Jean-Marc Rolain, Ziad A Memish, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Philippe Gautret
BACKGROUND: Hajj is the annual mass gathering of Muslims, and is a reservoir and potential source of bacterial transmission. The emergence of bacterial transmission, including multi-drug resistance (MDR) bacteria, during Hajj has not been systematically assessed. METHODS: Articles in Pubmed, Scopus, and Google scholar were identified using controlled words relating to antibiotic resistance (AR) at the Hajj from January 2002 to January 2017. Eligible studies were identified by two researchers...
June 23, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642145/new-and-improved-a-review-of-novel-antibiotics-for-gram-positive-bacteria
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REVIEW
Mohamed Abbas, Mical Paul, Angela Huttner
BACKGROUND: The number of antibiotics in the pipeline targeting Gram-positive pathogens has increased in recent years. AIMS: This narrative review aims to provide a summary of existing evidence on efficacy, microbiologic spectrum, and safety of novel systemic antibiotics that have either recently been licenced or completed phase III trials, and possess activity predominantly against Gram-positive organisms. SOURCES: A review of the published literature via the MEDLINE database was performed...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637205/evolution-and-comparative-genomics-of-paqu-like-conjugative-plasmids-in-vibrio-species
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Ruichao Li, Lianwei Ye, Marcus Ho Yin Wong, Zhiwei Zheng, Edward Wai Chi Chan, Sheng Chen
Objectives: To investigate a set of MDR conjugative plasmids found in Vibrio species and characterize the underlying evolution process. Methods: pAQU-type plasmids from Vibrio species were sequenced using both Illumina and PacBio platforms. Bioinformatics tools were utilized to analyse the typical MDR regions and core genes in the plasmids. Results: The nine pAQU-type plasmids ranged from ∼160 to 206 kb in size and were found to harbour as many as 111 core genes encoding conjugative, replication and maintenance functions...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630204/a-low-molecular-weight-alginate-oligosaccharide-disrupts-pseudomonal-microcolony-formation-and-enhances-antibiotic-effectiveness
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Manon F Pritchard, Lydia C Powell, Alison A Jack, Kate Powell, Konrad Beck, Hannah Florance, Julian Forton, Philip D Rye, Arne Dessen, Katja E Hill, David W Thomas
In chronic respiratory disease the formation of dense, 3-dimensional 'micro colonies' by Pseudomonas aeruginosa within the airway plays an important role in contributing to resistance to treatment. An in vitro biofilm model of pseudomonal microcolony formation using artificial sputum (AS) medium was established to study the effects of low molecular weight alginate oligomers (OligoG CF-5/20) on pseudomonal growth, microcolony formation and the efficacy of colistin. The studies employed clinical cystic fibrosis (CF) isolates (n=3) and reference non-mucoid and mucoid multi-drug resistant (MDR) CF isolates (n=7)...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622712/evaluation-of-the-antibacterial-and-modulatory-potential-of-%C3%AE-bisabolol-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-and-%C3%AE-bisabolol-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-complex
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Fernanda de Sousa Oliveira, Thiago Sampaio de Freitas, Rafael Pereira da Cruz, Maria do Socorro Costa, Raimundo Luiz Silva Pereira, Lucindo José Quintans-Júnior, Tatianny de Araújo Andrade, Paula Dos Passos Menezes, Bruna Maria Hipólito de Sousa, Paula Santos Nunes, Mairim Russo Serafini, Irwin Rose Alencar de Menezes, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araújo, Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho
The present study aimed to evaluate the antibacterial and modulatory potential of α-bisabolol, β-cyclodextrin and α-bisabolol/β-cyclodextrin complex. The minimum inhibitory concentration was determined through the broth microdilution technique using the bacterial strains: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The drugs norfloxacin, imipenem and gentamicin were used in the tests, and the compounds α-bisabolol and β-cyclodextrin; all the compounds were diluted in DMSO. To obtain the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) a serial microdilution of the substances in volumes corresponding to the sub-inhibitory concentration (MIC/8), and microdilution with the antibiotic until the penultimate well were performed...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621642/spectrum-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-uropathogens-between-2004-and-2015-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-hungary
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András Magyar, Béla Köves, Károly Nagy, András Dobák, Vinodh Kumar Adithyaa Arthanareeswaran, Péter Bálint, Florian Wagenlehner, Péter Tenke
PURPOSE: Surveillance of the bacterial spectrum and antibiotic-resistance patterns of locally occurring uropathogens is essential to serve as a basis for empirical treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs), as antibiotic-resistance rates may vary geographically with significant differences between countries and regions, and with time. METHODOLOGY: We retrospectively analysed all urine samples taken in the department of urology in a tertiary care hospital in Hungary from January 2004 to December 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616070/persistence-of-antibiotic-resistance-plasmids-in-bacterial-biofilms
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Benjamin J Ridenhour, Genevieve A Metzger, Michael France, Karol Gliniewicz, Jack Millstein, Larry J Forney, Eva M Top
The emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance is a crisis in health care today. Antibiotic resistance is often horizontally transferred to susceptible bacteria by means of multidrug resistance plasmids that may or may not persist in the absence of antibiotics. Because bacterial pathogens often grow as biofilms, there is a need to better understand the evolution of plasmid persistence in these environments. Here we compared the evolution of plasmid persistence in the pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii when grown under antibiotic selection in biofilms versus well-mixed liquid cultures...
July 2017: Evolutionary Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612707/genetic-characteristic-of-class-1-integrons-in-proteus-mirabilis-isolates-from-urine-samples
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Chih-Ming Chen, Chih-Ho Lai, Hwa-Jene Wu, Lii-Tzu Wu
BACKGROUND: Proteus mirabilis is an opportunistic pathogen, commonly associated with complicated urinary tract infections (UTIs). UTIs caused by multidrug-resistant Proteus mirabilis have increased worldwide. Multidrug-resistance of Gram-negative enteric bacteria is usually associated with class 1 integrons. PURPOSES: To investigate the prevalence and characterize gene cassettes of class 1 integrons in multidrug-resistant P. mirabilis Methods: From 2006 to 2008, 314 P...
June 2017: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611374/efficacy-and-safety-of-mycobacterium-indicus-pranii-as-an-adjunct-therapy-in-category-ii-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-randomized-trial
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Surendra K Sharma, Kiran Katoch, Rohit Sarin, Raman Balambal, Nirmal Kumar Jain, Naresh Patel, Kolluri J R Murthy, Neeta Singla, P K Saha, Ashwani Khanna, Urvashi Singh, Sanjiv Kumar, A Sengupta, J N Banavaliker, D S Chauhan, Shailendra Sachan, Mohammad Wasim, Sanjay Tripathi, Nilesh Dutt, Nitin Jain, Nalin Joshi, Sita Ram Raju Penmesta, Sumanlatha Gaddam, Sanjay Gupta, Bakulesh Khamar, Bindu Dey, Dipendra K Mitra, Sunil K Arora, Sangeeta Bhaskar, Rajni Rani
Prolonged treatment of tuberculosis (TB) often leads to poor compliance, default and relapse, converting primary TB patients into category II TB (Cat IITB) cases, many of whom may convert to multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). We have evaluated the immunotherapeutic potential of Mycobacterium indicus pranii (MIP) as an adjunct to Anti-Tubercular Treatment (ATT) in Cat II pulmonary TB (PTB) patients in a prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, multicentric clinical trial. 890 sputum smear positive Cat II PTB patients were randomized to receive either six intra-dermal injections (2 + 4) of heat-killed MIP at a dose of 5 × 10(8) bacilli or placebo once in 2 weeks for 2 months...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606995/synergistic-antibacterial-effect-of-silver-and-ebselen-against-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacterial-infections
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Lili Zou, Jun Lu, Jun Wang, Xiaoyuan Ren, Lanlan Zhang, Yu Gao, Martin E Rottenberg, Arne Holmgren
Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria account for a majority of fatal infections, and development of new antibiotic principles and drugs is therefore of outstanding importance. Here, we report that five most clinically difficult-to-treat MDR Gram-negative bacteria are highly sensitive to a synergistic combination of silver and ebselen. In contrast, silver has no synergistic toxicity with ebselen on mammalian cells. The silver and ebselen combination causes a rapid depletion of glutathione and inhibition of the thioredoxin system in bacteria...
June 12, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602727/emergence-of-a-multidrug-resistant-citrobacter-freundii-of-sequence-type-8-harboring-an-unusual-vim-4-gene-cassette-in-poland
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Piotr Majewski, Piotr Wieczorek, Izabela Łapuć, Dominika Ojdana, Anna Sieńko, Paweł Sacha, Janusz Kłoczko, Elżbieta Tryniszewska
OBJECTIVES: The growing incidence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria is an emerging challenge in modern medicine. The utility of carbapenems, which are considered 'last-line' agents, is being diminished by the growing incidence of various resistance mechanisms in Gram-negative bacteria. A molecular investigation was performed of an MDR carbapenem-resistant Citrobacter freundii of sequence type 8 (ST8) isolated from a hematology patient with acute myeloid leukemia. METHODS: Multilocus sequence typing and analysis of the nucleotide sequence of the class I integron were performed using PCR and Sanger sequencing...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602519/diversity-of-plasmids-harboring-blacmy-2-in-multidrug-resistant-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-poultry-in-brazil
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Joseane Cristina Ferreira, Rafael Antonio Casarin Penha Filho, Leonardo Neves Andrade, Angelo Berchieri Junior, Ana Lúcia Costa Darini
Multidrug-resistance (MDR) has been increasingly reported in Gram-negative bacteria from the intestinal microbiota, environment and food-producing animals. Resistance plasmids able to harbor different transposable elements are capable to mobilize antimicrobial resistance genes and transfer to other bacterial hosts. Plasmids carrying blaCMY are frequently associated with MDR. The present study assessed the presence of plasmid-encoded ampC genes (blacmy, blamox, blafox, blalat, blaact, blamir, bladha, blamor) in commensal E...
May 3, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591163/strong-influence-of-livestock-environments-on-the-emergence-and-dissemination-of-distinct-multidrug-resistant-phenotypes-among-the-population-of-non-typhoidal-salmonella
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Ran An, Sahar Alshalchi, Peter Breimhurst, Jeannette Munoz-Aguayo, Christian Flores-Figueroa, Sinisa Vidovic
The problem of emergence and dissemination of multidrug resistance, especially among Gram-negative bacteria, has reached alarming levels. This increases the need to develop surveillance methods that more effectively and accurately provide information about the emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant organisms. In this study, using a well-defined population of non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) isolates associated with avian, bovine and porcine hosts, we found that the livestock environments had a specific (P < 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587870/evaluation-of-the-in-vitro-antimicrobial-activity-of-selected-saudi-scorpion-venoms-tested-against-multidrug-resistant-micro-organisms
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Abdulrahman K Al-Asmari, Meshref Ali Alamri, Aqeel Salman Almasoudi, Rajamohamed Abbasmanthiri, Maysa Mahfoud
OBJECTIVES: Scorpion venoms are a rich source of bioactive peptides with promising clinical value that may lead to the discovery and development of new drugs. The present study was designed to evaluate the in vitro antimicrobial activities of the venoms extracted from three medically important Saudi scorpions (Androctonus crassicauda, Androctonus bicolor and Leiurus quinquestriatus). METHODS: Antimicrobial assays were performed using a microplate growth inhibition assay against 10 multidrug-resistant (MDR) micro-organisms (4 Gram-negative bacteria, 2 Gram-positive bacteria and 4 fungi and yeasts) at concentrations ranging from 0 to 20mg/mL of each venom...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587631/bacterial-etiologic-agents-causing-neonatal-sepsis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-gondar-northwest-ethiopia
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Tsehaynesh G/Eyesus, Feleke Moges, Setegn Eshetie, Biruk Yeshitela, Ebba Abate
BACKGROUND: Neonatal sepsis is a blood stream infection which is seen in the first month of life of the neonate. Bacterial profile of neonatal septicemia is constantly changing thus, current knowledge on the patterns of bacterial isolates, its antibiotic resistance profile, and associated factors, are essential to design and implement appropriate interventions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify bacterial etiologic agents, their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and associated risk factors of neonatal sepsis among neonates...
June 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581702/universal-coating-from-electrostatic-self-assembly-to-prevent-multidrug-resistant-bacterial-colonization-on-medical-devices-and-solid-surfaces
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Wenshu Zheng, Yuexiao Jia, Wenwen Chen, Guanlin Wang, Xuefeng Guo, Xingyu Jiang
We provide a facile and scalable strategy for preparing gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)-based antibacterial coating on a variety of surfaces through electrostatic self-assembly. AuNPs conjugated with 4,6-diamino-2-pyrimidinethiol (DAPT, not antibacterial by itself), AuDAPT, can form stable coating on different substrates made from polyethylene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), and SiO2 in one step. Such a coating can efficiently eradicate pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria and even multidrug-resistant (MDR) mutants without causing any side-effect such as cytotoxicity, hemolysis, coagulation, and inflammation...
June 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578555/infections-due-to-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-the-icu-treatment-options
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Joseph P Lynch, George G Zhanel, Nina M Clark
Bacteria within the genus Acinetobacter (principally A. baumannii-calcoaceticus complex [ABC]) are gram-negative coccobacilli that may cause nosocomial infections in critically ill or debilitated patients (particularly ventilator-associated pneumonia and infections of the bloodstream, urinary tract, and wounds). Treatment of Acinetobacter infections is difficult, as Acinetobacter spp. are intrinsically resistant to multiple antimicrobial agents, and have a remarkable ability to acquire new resistance determinants via mechanisms that include plasmids, transposons, integrons, and resistance islands...
June 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570651/polydim-i-antimicrobial-activity-against-mdr-bacteria-and-its-model-membrane-interaction
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Marisa Rangel, Fabíola Fernandes Dos Santos Castro, Lilian Daiene Mota-Lima, Patricia Bianca Clissa, Danubia Batista Martins, Marcia Perez Dos Santos Cabrera, Marcia Renata Mortari
The rapid spread of multi-drug resistant pathogens represents a serious threat to public health, considering factors such as high mortality rates, treatment restrictions and high prevalence of multi-drug resistant bacteria in the hospital environment. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) may exhibit powerful antimicrobial activity against different and diverse microorganisms, also presenting the advantage of absence or low toxicity towards animal cells. In this study, the evaluation of the antimicrobial activity against multi-drug resistant bacteria of a recently described AMP from wasp, Polydim-I, was performed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566096/attributable-mortality-of-healthcare-associated-infections-due-to-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Richard E Nelson, Rachel B Slayton, Vanessa W Stevens, Makoto M Jones, Karim Khader, Michael A Rubin, John A Jernigan, Matthew H Samore
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to quantify the effect of multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) on mortality following infection, regardless of patient location. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients with an inpatient admission in the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) system between October 1, 2007, and November 30, 2010. We constructed multivariate log-binomial regressions to assess the impact of a positive culture on mortality in the 30- and 90-day periods following the first positive culture, using a propensity-score-matched subsample...
July 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561378/epidemiology-of-bloodstream-infections-after-myeloablative-and-non-myeloablative-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-single-center-cohort-study
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Lars I Gjaerde, Claus Moser, Henrik Sengeløv
BACKGROUND: Patients who undergo allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) often develop bloodstream infections (BSI). We aimed to describe the etiologies and antibiotic resistance patterns of BSI after allo-HSCT, and, since knowledge about the impact of conditioning regimen is limited, we looked at the incidence, timing, risk factors, and mortality of BSI separately for myeloablative (MA)- and non-myeloablative (NMA)-conditioned patients. METHODS: All 460 patients (207 MA- and 253 NMA-conditioned) who underwent their first allo-HSCT at our center from 2008 to 2013 were included in a historical cohort...
May 31, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
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