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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719846/preparation-characterization-and-application-of-tio2-patterned-polyimide-film-as-a-photocatalyst-for-oxidation-of-organic-contaminants
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Subramaniyan Ramasundaram, Mingizem Gashaw Seid, Wonseop Lee, Chan Ul Kim, Eun-Ju Kim, Seok Won Hong, Kyoung Jin Choi
Photocatalytically active TiO2-patterned polyimide (PI) films (PI-TiO2) were fabricated using thermal transfer patterning (TTP). When subjected to hot pressing, the TiO2 nanoparticles electrosprayed on steel mesh templates were successfully transferred and formed checker plate patterns on PI film. FE-SEM studies confirmed that pressing at 350°C and 100MPa was optimum for obtaining patterns with uniform TiO2 coverage. When the quantity of TiO2 on the template increased, the amount of it immobilized on PI film also increased from 0...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719845/the-effects-of-ibuprofen-on-activated-sludge-shift-in-bacterial-community-structure-and-resistance-to-ciprofloxacin
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Madars Davids, Dita Gudra, Ilze Radovica-Spalvina, Davids Fridmanis, Vadims Bartkevics, Olga Muter
Ibuprofen (IBP) is ranked at the 4th place among 57 pharmaceutical compounds according to the number of citations in prioritization documents. The response of microbial community of activated sludge to IBP was studied at the concentrations of 50-5000mg/L. Batch incubation was performed in an OxiTop® device for 21days. The reduction of biological oxygen demand depended on the IBP concentration and varied in the range from 321 to 107mg O2/L. Massive DNA sequencing analysis of the activated sludge revealed that Proteobacteria became more dominant when grown in the presence of IBP...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719657/isolation-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-bacteriophages-against-mdr-bacterial-isolates-from-septic-wound-infections
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Roja Rani Pallavali, Vijaya Lakshmi Degati, Dakshayani Lomada, Madhava C Reddy, Vijaya Raghava Prasad Durbaka
Multi-drug resistance has become a major problem for the treatment of pathogenic bacterial infections. The use of bacteriophages is an attractive approach to overcome the problem of drug resistance in several pathogens that cause fatal diseases. Our study aimed to isolate multi drug resistant bacteria from patients with septic wounds and then isolate and apply bacteriophages in vitro as alternative therapeutic agents. Pus samples were aseptically collected from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Kadapa, A...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719607/stress-induced-mutagenesis-stress-diversity-facilitates-the-persistence-of-mutator-genes
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Marta Lukačišinová, Sebastian Novak, Tiago Paixão
Mutator strains are expected to evolve when the availability and effect of beneficial mutations are high enough to counteract the disadvantage from deleterious mutations that will inevitably accumulate. As the population becomes more adapted to its environment, both availability and effect of beneficial mutations necessarily decrease and mutation rates are predicted to decrease. It has been shown that certain molecular mechanisms can lead to increased mutation rates when the organism finds itself in a stressful environment...
July 18, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719473/delayed-patch-test-reading-after-5-days-an-update-from-the-mayo-clinic-contact-dermatitis-group
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Hafsa M Chaudhry, Lisa A Drage, Rokea A El-Azhary, Matthew R Hall, Jill M Killian, Amy V Prakash, James A Yiannias, Mark D P Davis
BACKGROUND: Patch-test readings after day 5 have previously been used to identify delayed reactions to metals and topical antibiotics. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to identify allergens for which late readings (beyond day 5) would be most valuable and to compare our results with our previous study on delayed patch-test readings. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 298 patients who underwent metal and corticosteroid series patch testing from January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2013...
July 2017: Dermatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719324/susceptibility-of-clinical-isolates-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-to-a-lipid-a-biosynthesis-inhibitor
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Sineenart Sengyee, Natnaree Saiprom, Suporn Paksanont, Direk Limmathurotsakul, Vanaporn Wuthiekanun, Narisara Chantratita
Burkholderia pseudomallei is the causative agent of melioidosis, a serious infection associated with high mortality and relapse. Current antimicrobial therapy using ceftazidime (CAZ) is often ineffective. Inhibitors of LpxC, the enzyme responsible for lipid A biosynthesis, have potential antimicrobial activity against several Gram-negative bacteria in vivo, but their activity against B. pseudomallei is unclear. Herein, we investigated the susceptibility of B. pseudomallei clinical isolates to LpxC-4, an LpxC inhibitor, and LpxC-4 in combination with CAZ...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719282/travelers-diarrhea-and-other-gastrointestinal-symptoms-among-boston-area-international-travelers
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Rhett J Stoney, Pauline V Han, Elizabeth D Barnett, Mary E Wilson, Emily S Jentes, Christine M Benoit, William B MacLeod, Davidson H Hamer, Lin H Chen
AbstractThis prospective cohort study describes travelers' diarrhea (TD) and non-TD gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms among international travelers from the Boston area, the association of TD with traveler characteristics and dietary practices, use of prescribed antidiarrheal medications, and the impact of TD and non-TD GI symptoms on planned activities during and after travel. We included adults who received a pre-travel consultation at three Boston-area travel clinics and who completed a three-part survey: pre-travel, during travel, and post-travel (2-4 weeks after return)...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719188/phage-selection-of-cyclic-peptides-for-application-in-research-and-drug-development
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Kaycie Deyle, Xu-Dong Kong, Christian Heinis
Cyclic peptides can bind to protein targets with high affinities and selectivities, which makes them an attractive modality for the development of research reagents and therapeutics. Additional properties, including low inherent toxicity, efficient chemical synthesis, and facile modification with labels or immobilization reagents, increase their attractiveness. Cyclic peptide ligands against a wide range of protein targets have been isolated from natural sources such as bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals...
July 18, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718886/brainstem-auditory-evoked-responses-in-37-dogs-with-otitis-media-before-and-after-topical-therapy
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S Paterson
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine whether intra-aural administration of aqueous solutions of marbofloxacin, gentamicin, tobramycin and ticarcillin (used off-licence) was associated with changes in hearing as measured by brainstem auditory evoked responses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dogs diagnosed with otitis media (n=37) underwent brainstem auditory evoked response testing and then were treated for their ear disease. First, the external ear canal and middle ear were flushed with sterile saline followed by EDTA tris with 0·15% chlorhexidine...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718275/-assessment-of-adherence-to-antibiotic-treatment-in-primary-care-by-determining-levels-of-the-drug-using-a-liquid-chromatography-technique
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P Navarro-Gómez, A Sorlózano-Puerto, M M Olmo-Navas, P Nieto-Guindo, R Dueñas-Alcalá, J Gutiérrez-Fernández, R Romero-González, M A Rodriguez-Maresca
OBJECTIVE: The lack of adherence to antibiotic treatments is a matter of special interest, which has important clinical implications, as it is associated with therapeutic failure and increased bacterial resistance causing a high sani-tary cost. The objective of our study was to assess the degree of adherence to prescribed antibiotic treatment in outpatients through the detection of these in blood, urine or sputum. METHODS: Concentrations of antibiotics prescribed in 39 patients (34 with clinical suspicion of urinary tract infection and 5 with clinical suspicion of low respiratory tract infection) treated in Primary Care consultations of the Sanitary District of Almería (Spain) were determined by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry...
July 18, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718097/regulatory-genes-and-their-roles-for-improvement-of-antibiotic-biosynthesis-in-streptomyces
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REVIEW
Fengjuan Lu, Yanyan Hou, Heming Zhang, Yiwen Chu, Haiyang Xia, Yongqiang Tian
The numerous secondary metabolites in Streptomyces spp. are crucial for various applications. For example, cephamycin C is used as an antibiotic, and avermectin is used as an insecticide. Specifically, antibiotic yield is closely related to many factors, such as the external environment, nutrition (including nitrogen and carbon sources), biosynthetic efficiency and the regulatory mechanisms in producing strains. There are various types of regulatory genes that work in different ways, such as pleiotropic (or global) regulatory genes, cluster-situated regulators, which are also called pathway-specific regulatory genes, and many other regulators...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718023/two-year-survey-of-specific-hospital-wastewater-treatment-and-its-impact-on-pharmaceutical-discharges
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Laure Wiest, Teofana Chonova, Alexandre Bergé, Robert Baudot, Frédérique Bessueille-Barbier, Linda Ayouni-Derouiche, Emmanuelle Vulliet
It is well known that pharmaceuticals are not completely removed by conventional activated sludge wastewater treatment plants. Hospital effluents are of major concern, as they present high concentrations of pharmaceutically active compounds. Despite this, these specific effluents are usually co-treated with domestic wastewaters. Separate treatment has been recommended. However, there is a lack of information concerning the efficiency of separate hospital wastewater treatment by activated sludge, especially on the removal of pharmaceuticals...
July 17, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717895/correlating-uptake-and-activity-of-proline-rich-antimicrobial-peptides-in-escherichia-coli
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Luzia Holfeld, Ralf Hoffmann, Daniel Knappe
Increasing death tolls accounted for by antimicrobial drug resistance demand novel antibiotic lead compounds. Among different promising candidate classes, proline-rich antimicrobial peptides (PrAMPs) are very favorable due to their intracellular mechanism, i.e., binding to the 70S ribosome and DnaK, after active uptake relying on bacterial transporters like SbmA and MdtM. Studies on peptide internalization as the first step of their complex mode of action rely typically on fluorophore or radioactive labeling and quantification using microscopy, flow cytometry, or radioactivity...
July 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717637/phage-therapy-in-a-16-year-old-boy-with-netherton-syndrome
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Pikria Zhvania, Naomi Sulinger Hoyle, Lia Nadareishvili, Dea Nizharadze, Mzia Kutateladze
Netherton syndrome (NS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder, characterized by a classical triad of clinical features, including congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma, trichorrhexis invaginata, and atopic diathesis coupled with frequent bacterial infections (1). The genetic basis for the disease has been recently identified with mutations in gene SPINK5, which is involved in the regulation of formation of skin barriers. We report on a 16-year-old male with all the typical manifestations of NS, including atopic diathesis and ongoing serious staphylococcal infections and allergy to multiple antibiotics whose family sought help at the Eliava Phage Therapy Center when all other treatment options were failing...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717587/closed-incision-negative-pressure-therapy-in-obese-patients-undergoing-cesarean-delivery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ravindu P Gunatilake, Geeta K Swamy, Leo R Brancazio, Michael P Smrtka, Jennifer L Thompson, Jennifer B Gilner, Beverly A Gray, Robert Phillips Heine
Background  Postcesarean wound morbidity is a costly complication of cesarean delivery for which preventative strategies remain understudied. Objective  We compared surgical site occurrences (SSOs) in cesarean patients receiving closed-incision negative-pressure therapy (ciNPT) or standard-of-care (SOC) dressing. Study Design  A single-center randomized controlled trial compared ciNPT (5-7 days) to SOC dressing (1-2 days) in obese women (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 35), undergoing cesarean delivery between 2012 and 2014...
July 2017: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717548/infective-complications-in-patients-after-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy-and-the-role-of-ciprofloxacin-resistant-escherichia-coli-colonization-in-rectal-flora
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Mustafa Bilal Hamarat, Fatih Tarhan, Rahim Horuz, Gülfem Akengin Öcal, Mehmet Kutlu Demirkol, Alper Kafkaslı, Özgür Yazıcı
OBJECTIVE: In the present study, we aimed to invastigate the ciprofloxacin resistance in rectal flora of the patients undergoing prostate biopsy in our department. Additionally, the possible effects of the presence of ciprofloxacin resistant bacteria in faecal flora on the risk of infective complications after the procedure as well as the effect of antibiotic prophylaxis on such infectious complications have been evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 142 patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy were included into the study program...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717547/emphysematous-pyelonephritis-changing-trend-of-clinical-spectrum-pathogenesis-management-and-outcome
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Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Manoj Kumar, Bimalesh Purkait, Ankur Jhanwar, Kawaljit Singh, Ankur Bansal, Satyanarayan Sankhwar
OBJECTIVE: To highlight changing trend of clinical spectrum, comparing management options and predictors of outcome of emphysematous pyelonephritis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study included patients who were diagnosed as emphysematous pyelonephritis between August, 2001 to July, 2015. We excluded other possible causes of gas in renal system. Baseline patient characteristics, clinical spectrum, serum and urinary biochemical parameters, radiological findings, management and outcomes were recorded...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717532/retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-for-renal-stones-part-1
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REVIEW
Ben Van Cleynenbreugel, Özcan Kılıç, Murat Akand
The main aim in the treatment of renal stones is to clearance of the stones completely with the least morbidity. Parallel to the improvements in technology during recent years, new flexible ureterorenoscopes and effective lithotripters such as holmium laser have been developed, thus retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS) has become an efficient and safe option in the management of urinary system stone disease with a gradually increasing popularity. Therewithal, innovations in auxiliary equipment such as guide-wires, ureteral access sheath and stone baskets have made this procedure more effective...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717307/traditional-treatment-of-human-and-animal-salmonelloses-in-southern-benin-knowledge-of-farmers-and-traditherapists
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T V Dougnon, E Déguénon, L Fah, B Lègba, Y M G Hounmanou, J Agbankpè, A Amadou, H Koudokpon, K Fabiyi, A Aniambossou, P Assogba, E Hounsa, M de Souza, F Avlessi, T J Dougnon, F Gbaguidi, M Boko, H S Bankolé, L Baba-Moussa
AIM: This study aimed to report medicinal plants that are likely to be used in the control of salmonellosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Southern Benin. Semi-structured questionnaires were administered to 150 farmers and 100 traditional therapists in seven high municipalities. This step helped to collect plants that are used in the treatment of animal salmonellosis and typhoid fever in human. RESULTS: The results revealed a low level of use of medicinal plants among breeders who prefer antibiotics such as oxytetracycline (53...
June 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717302/frazier-metallic-suction-tube-an-adjunct-in-irrigation-of-deep-fascial-spaces
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Ram Prasad Yadav, Mehul Rajesh Jaisani, Pradeep Acharya, Arun Kumar Mahat
Once incision and drainage of fascial space abscess is performed, irrigation of deep spaces with saline and antibiotic solution should be done daily for effective elimination or reduction of infection. Various advocated aids for irrigation into deeper areas are: small pediatric nasogastric feeding tubes, French catheter, polyethylene irrigation tubes and scalp vein infusion set. All these aids have major inherent disadvantages like, they tend to kink inside the deep spaces limiting the reach of irrigating solution into deeper spaces, are not readily available in dental departments and have to be discarded after every use...
September 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
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