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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550752/intracellular-delivery-of-oligonucleotides-in-helicobacter-pylori-by-fusogenic-liposomes-in-the-presence-of-gastric-mucus
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Rita S Santos, George R Dakwar, Elisa Zagato, Toon Brans, Céu Figueiredo, Koen Raemdonck, Nuno F Azevedo, Stefaan C De Smedt, Kevin Braeckmans
The rising antimicrobial resistance contributes to 25000 annual deaths in Europe. This threat to the public health can only be tackled if novel antimicrobials are developed, combined with a more precise use of the currently available antibiotics through the implementation of fast, specific, diagnostic methods. Nucleic acid mimics (NAMs) that are able to hybridize intracellular bacterial RNA have the potential to become such a new class of antimicrobials and additionally could serve as specific detection probes...
May 20, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550056/biofilm-formation-potential-of-heat-resistant-escherichia-coli-dairy-isolates-and-complete-genome-of-mdr-heat-resistant-strain-fam21845
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Roger Marti, Michael Schmid, Sandra Kulli, Kerstin Schneeberger, Javorka Naskova, Susanne Knøchel, Christian H Ahrens, Jörg Hummerjohann
We tested the biofilm formation potential of 30 heat resistant and six heat sensitive E. coli dairy isolates. The production of curli and cellulose, static biofilm formation on polystyrene (PS) and stainless steel, formation of biofilm under dynamic conditions (Bioflux), and initial adhesion rates (IAR) were evaluated. Biofilm formation varied greatly between strains, media and assay. Our results highlight the importance of the experimental setup to determine biofilm formation under conditions of interest, as correlation between different assays was often not given...
May 26, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549450/the-left-atrial-bacterial-vegetative-mass-due-to-corynebacterium-striatum-as-a-presentation-of-myxoma-a-case-report
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Jun Xu, Qing Yang, Jun Li, Xia Zheng
BACKGROUND: Corynebacterium striatum is a member of the non-diphtherial corynebacteria, which are ubiquitous in nature and generally colonize the skin and mucous membranes of humans. Rarely, it causes infective endocarditis (IE). We report a case of rare left atrial bacterial vegetative mass due to C. striatum masquerading as a myxoma identified through a tortuous diagnostic process, and present a brief review of the relevant literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of 63-year-old man who presented with progressively worsening dyspnea on exertion and lower leg edema, and was diagnosed with heart failure...
May 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548167/light-induced-antibiotic-release-from-a-coumarin-caged-compound-on-the-ultrafast-timescale
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L-M Herzig, I Elamri, H Schwalbe, J Wachtveitl
A synthesis route for puromycin caged with the photo-responsive 7-diethylaminocoumarinyl protecting group carbamate was developed. The inactivation and recovery of the cytotoxic effect of puromycin was tested with a XTT cell viability assay. The uncaging mechanism was studied by ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy and by time-correlated single photon counting. The combination of these results with quantum-chemical calculations provided detailed insights in dynamics upon excitation. Interestingly, a change of the dipole moment due to structural rearrangements of the amino moiety led to an intermolecular charge transfer on the picosecond time-scale...
May 26, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547678/immunosuppression-drug-therapy-in-lung-transplantation-for-cystic-fibrosis
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Pamela Burcham, Lisa Sarzynski, Sabrina Khalfoun, Kimberly J Novak, Julie C Miller, Dmitry Tumin, Don Hayes
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a common indication for lung transplantation (LTx) in children and adults with severe and irreversible lung disease. In the setting of LTx in the CF population, immunosuppressive medications are used to prevent allograft rejection despite the majority of these patients being chronically infected with numerous, and often antibiotic-resistant, pathogens. There is limited evidence for the optimal post-LTx immunosuppression regimen in patients with CF, particularly in children. This article provides a review of immunosuppression regimens in the pediatric and adult CF post-LTx population, investigating drug dosing and monitoring, and medication combinations...
May 25, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546690/update-on-the-epidemiology-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-ocular-infections
#6
Darlene Miller
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the epidemiology and current antibiotic-resistant threats in ophthalmology. METHODS: Trends in frequency and antibiotic-nonsusceptible profiles during an 11 year-period (2005-2015) were evaluated and compared with the 5-year Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular Microorganism (ARMOR) study. RESULTS: Trends in the current review confirmed the continued high rates of fluoroquinolone nonsusceptbility circulating among ocular methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus epidermidis, methicillin-resistant S...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545583/private-sector-role-readiness-and-performance-for-malaria-case-management-in-uganda-2015
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Henry Kaula, Peter Buyungo, Jimmy Opigo
BACKGROUND: Several interventions have been put in place to promote access to quality malaria case management services in Uganda's private sector, where most people seek treatment. This paper describes evidence using a mixed-method approach to examine the role, readiness and performance of private providers at a national level in Uganda. These data will be useful to inform strategies and policies for improving malaria case management in the private sector. METHODS: The ACTwatch national anti-malarial outlet survey was conducted concurrently with a fever case management study...
May 25, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545531/selection-and-characterization-of-alanine-racemase-inhibitors-against-aeromonas-hydrophila
#8
Yaping Wang, Chao Yang, Wen Xue, Ting Zhang, Xipei Liu, Jiansong Ju, Baohua Zhao, Dong Liu
BACKGROUND: Combining experimental and computational screening methods has been of keen interest in drug discovery. In the present study, we developed an efficient screening method that has been used to screen 2100 small-molecule compounds for alanine racemase Alr-2 inhibitors. RESULTS: We identified ten novel non-substrate Alr-2 inhibitors, of which patulin, homogentisic acid, and hydroquinone were active against Aeromonas hydrophila. The compounds were found to be capable of inhibiting Alr-2 to different extents with 50% inhibitory concentrations (IC50) ranging from 6...
May 25, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545327/designing-of-inhibitors-against-ctx-m-15-type-%C3%AE-lactamase-potential-drug-candidate-against-%C3%AE-lactamases-producing-multi-drug-resistant-bacteria
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Abid Ali, Danishuddin, Lubna Maryam, Gaurava Srivastava, Ashok Sharma, Asad U Khan
CTX-M-15 are the most prevalent types of β-lactamases that hydrolyze almost all antibiotics of β-lactam group lead to multiple-antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Three β-lactam inhibitors are available for use in combination with different antibiotics of cephalosporine group against the CTX-M-15 producing strains. Therefore, strategies to identify novel anti β-lactamase agents with specific mechanisms of action are theneed of an hour. In this study, we screened three novel non-β-lactaminhibitors against CTX-M-15 by multi-step virtual screening approach...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544969/prior-treatment-with-non-anti-tb-antibiotics-and-the-duration-of-symptoms-have-no-effect-on-diagnostics-of-tuberculous-meningitis
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Marcin Paciorek, Andrzej Pihowicz, Dominik Bursa, Joanna Schöntaler Humięcka, Justyna D Kowalska, Mateusz Antosiewicz, Magda E Thompson, Agata Skrzat-Wojdacz, Agnieszka Bednarska, Andrzej Horban
PURPOSE: Our objective was to investigate whether diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) with microbiological and molecular analysis was affected by prior empirical non anti tuberculosis antibiotics or by duration of symptoms before lumbar puncture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated medical records of patients with TBM confirmed by positive culture, nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAATs) or Ehrlich-Ziehl-Neelsen staining (EZNs) from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or by characteristic results of biochemical analysis of CSF combined with a typical clinical manifestation...
May 22, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544646/evaluating-the-accuracy-and-economic-value-of-a-new-test-in-the-absence-of-a-perfect-reference-test
#11
Xuanqian Xie, Alison Sinclair, Nandini Dendukuri
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) pneumonia is often treated empirically as diagnosis is challenging because of the lack of a perfect test. Using BinaxNOW-SP, a urinary antigen test, as an add-on to standard cultures may not only increase diagnostic yield but also increase costs. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the sensitivity and specificity of BinaxNOW-SP and subsequently estimate the cost-effectiveness of adding BinaxNOW-SP to the diagnostic work-up. DESIGN: We fit a Bayesian latent-class meta-analysis model to obtain estimates of BinaxNOW-SP accuracy that adjust for the imperfect accuracy of culture...
May 23, 2017: Research Synthesis Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543851/guttate-psoriasis-triggered-by-perianal-streptococcal-infection
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F M Garritsen, D E Kraag, M de Graaf
The association of guttate psoriasis (GP) with streptococcal pharyngitis is well accepted. However, less is known about the association with perianal streptococcal infection. We report a case of a 19-month-old boy with GP after a preceding perianal streptococcal dermatitis, with no clinical signs of a streptococcal pharyngitis. Treatment with phenethicillin was given together with mometasone ointment. After 4 weeks, the perianal redness was reduced and the psoriasis had improved significantly. A review of the literature revealed nine previous case reports, comprising a total of 15 patients...
May 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542614/evaluation-of-the-sepsis-flow-chip-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-blood-infections
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Antonio Galiana, Javier Coy, Adelina Gimeno, Noemi Marco Guzman, Francisco Rosales, Esperanza Merino, Gloria Royo, Juan Carlos Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Blood infections are serious complex conditions that generally require rapid diagnosis and treatment. The big challenge is to reduce the time necessary to make a diagnosis with current clinical microbiological methods so as to improve the treatment given to patients. METHODS: In this study, we assess for the first time the Sepsis Flow Chip assay, which is a novel diagnostic assay for simultaneous rapid-detection of the vast majority of bloodstream pathogens, including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi, in the same assay, and for the detection of most common antibiotic resistance genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542279/oligopeptides-as-full-length-new-delhi-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-1-ndm-1-inhibitors
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Bingzheng Shen, Chengliang Zhu, Xiang Gao, Gang Liu, Jinchun Song, Yan Yu
'Superbug' bacteria producing NDM-1 enzyme causing wide public concern were first detected in a patient who visited India in 2008. It's an effective approach to combining β-lactam antibiotics with NDM-1 inhibitor for treating NDM-1 producing strain infection. In our research, we designed ten oligopeptides, tested IC50 values against NDM-1 enzyme, determined the MIC values of synergistic antibacterial effect and explored the binding model. We found that the oligopeptides 2 (Cys-Phe) and 5 (Cys-Asp) respectively presented IC50 values of 113 μM and 68 μM and also displayed favorable synergistic effects of the inhibitors in combination with ertapenem against genetic engineering-host E...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542075/examining-the-role-of-antimicrobial-irrigation-and-capsular-contracture-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
James J Drinane, Tayseer Chowdhry, Thuy-Huong Pham, Edmond Ritter
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis to determine if irrigation of breast implant pockets with antibiotics reduces the rate of capsular contracture (CC). Capsular contracture is the most common complication after primary augmentation mammoplasty, yet its etiology remains cryptogenic. METHODS: PubMed was searched for publications from January 1 of 2000 through October of 2015. Studies with the following criteria were included: primary breast augmentation with implants, use of antimicrobial irrigation (AMI), and documentation of CC...
May 24, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541047/multitargeted-flavonoid-inhibition-of-the-pathogenic-bacterium-staphylococcus-aureus-a-proteomic-characterization
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Wael A Elmasri, Rui Zhu, Wenjing Peng, Moustafa Al-Hariri, Firas Kobeissy, Phat Tran, Abdul N Hamood, Mohamed F Hegazy, Paul W Paré, Yehia Mechref
Growth inhibition of the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus with currently available antibiotics is problematic in part due to bacterial biofilm protection. Although recently characterized natural products, including 3',4',5-trihydroxy-6,7-dimethoxy-flavone [1], 3',4',5,6,7-pentahydroxy-flavone [2], and 5-hydroxy-4',7-dimethoxy-flavone [3], exhibit both antibiotic and biofilm inhibitory activities, the mode of action of such hydroxylated flavonoids with respect to S. aureus inhibition is yet to be characterized...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540775/preventing-intrahepatic-infection-after-ablation-of-liver-tumours-in-biliary-enteric-anastomosis-patients
#17
Shui-Lian Tan, Xiao-Ling Yu, Ping Liang, Fangyi Liu, Zhigang Cheng, Zhi-Yu Han, Jie Yu
PURPOSE: To assess the value of bowel preparation plus targeted antibiotics for preventing intrahepatic infections after MWA of liver tumours in BEA patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 21 patients (divided into two groups) with a history of BEA undergoing ultrasound-guided MWA of liver tumours from November 2008 to June 2014. Group A (n = 10) received single-antibiotic therapy (cefazedone 2 g bid 4, amoxicillin and flucloxacillin sodium 2 g bid 3, levofloxacin 0...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540567/-the-significance-of-biofilm-for-the-treatment-of-infections-in-orthopedic-surgery-2017-update
#18
REVIEW
C Scheuermann-Poley, C Wagner, J Hoffmann, A Moter, C Willy
BACKGROUND: The increase in endoprosthetic and osteosynthetic surgical treatment is associated with a simultaneous increase in implant-associated infections (surgical site infections, SSI). Biofilms appear to play a significant role in the diagnosis and treatment of these infections and heavily contaminated wounds. This article aims to provide a current overview of biofilm and its relevance in orthopedic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A computer-assisted literature search of MedLine (PubMed) was performed using key word combinations with "biofilm" (as of March 2017)...
May 24, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538389/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-clinical-features-and-risk-factors-for-septic-shock-and-death-of-nosocomial-e-coli-bacteremia-in-adult-patients-with-hematological-disease-a-monocenter-retrospective-study-in-china
#19
Jie Ma, Ning Li, Yajie Liu, Chong Wang, Xiaoyan Liu, Shengmei Chen, Xinsheng Xie, Silin Gan, Meng Wang, Weijie Cao, Fang Wang, Yanfan Liu, Dingming Wan, Ling Sun, Hui Sun
The aim of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the antimicrobial resistance, clinical features, and risk factors for septic shock and death of nosocomial E coli bacteremia in adult patients in a single hematological center in China. A retrospective case-control study of 157 adult hematological patients with 168 episodes of E coli bacteremia was initiated from April 2012 to July 2015. Antimicrobial susceptibility as well as antimicrobial co-resistance rates were analyzed. Clinical features and outcomes were also studied...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538360/consort-may-stereotactic-intracavity-administration-of-antibiotics-shorten-the-course-of-systemic-antibiotic-therapy-for-brain-abscesses
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Xin Yu, Rui Liu, Yaming Wang, Hulin Zhao, Jinhui Chen, Jianning Zhang, Chenhao Hu
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in surgical techniques in the management of the brain abscess, continuous systemic long-term antibiotics are necessary and crucial. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of intracavity administration of high-dose antibiotics on the course of antibiotic therapy. METHODS: Between 2003 and 2013, 55 patients with bacterial brain abscesses (83 abscesses) were treated with stereotactic aspiration and intracavity injection of high-dose antibiotics combined with a short course systemic antibiotic therapy...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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