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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920628/fluoroquinolones-as-imaging-agents-for-bacterial-infection
#1
Syed Ali Raza Naqvi, Karl Drlica
Diagnosis of deep-seated bacterial infection is difficult, as neither standard anatomical imaging nor radiolabeled, autologous leukocytes distinguish sterile inflammation from infection. Two recent imaging efforts are receiving attention: (1) radioactive derivatives of sorbitol show good specificity with Gram-negative bacterial infections, and (2) success in combining anatomical and functional imaging for cancer diagnosis has rekindled interest in (99m)Tc-fluoroquinolone-based imaging. With the latter, computed tomography (CT) would be combined with single-photon-emission-computed tomography (SPECT) to detect (99m)Tc-fluoroquinolone-bacterial interactions...
September 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919428/metal-mediated-oxidation-of-fluoroquinolone-antibiotics-in-water-a-review-on-kinetics-transformation-products-and-toxicity-assessment
#2
Mingbao Feng, Zunyao Wang, Dionysios D Dionysiou, Virender K Sharma
Fluoroquinolones (FQs) are among the most potent antimicrobial agents, which have seen their increasing use as human and veterinary medicines to control bacterial infections. FQs have been extensively found in surface water and municipal wastewaters, which has raised great concerns due to their negative impacts to humans and ecological health. It is of utmost importance that FQs are treated before their release into the environment. This paper reviews oxidative removal of FQs using reactive oxygen (O3 and OH), sulfate radicals (SO4(-)), and high-valent transition metal (Mn(VII) and Fe(VI)) species...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919197/imported-poultry-meat-as-a-source-of-extended-spectrum-cephalosporin-resistant-cmy-2-producing-salmonella-heidelberg-and-s-minnesota-in-european-union-2014-2015
#3
Joana Campos, Joana Mourão, Leonor Silveira, Margarida Saraiva, Cristina Belo Correia, Ana Paula Maçãs, Luísa Peixe, Patrícia Antunes
Extended-spectrum cephalosporin (ESC)-resistant Salmonella has been described at low level in EU, nevertheless the increasing importation of poultry meat could be an important source of epidemic strains carrying ESC-resistant genes. We evaluated ESC resistance and characterized genetic platforms as well as the clonal relatedness of Salmonella isolates from poultry meat products imported into Portugal. All Salmonella isolates recovered from samples of fresh meat destined to be imported into the EU in the scope of Portuguese official border control between 2014 and 2015 were studied...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917192/mass-loading-and-emission-of-thirty-seven-pharmaceuticals-in-a-typical-municipal-wastewater-treatment-plant-in-hunan-province-southern-china
#4
Huiju Lin, Haipu Li, Leilei Chen, Lei Li, Ling Yin, Hsiaowan Lee, Zhaoguang Yang
The occurrence, fate, mass loading and environmental emission of 37 pharmaceuticals were studied through an integrated approach involving both dissolved and adsorbed phase at a typical wastewater treatment plant in Hunan Province, Southern China. The results displayed the prevalence of 24 and 23 compounds in dissolved phase of influent and effluent, respectively. Fourteen compounds were found adsorbed onto sludge with a mean concentration ranging from 0.85 to 2900μg/kg dry weight. Twelve compounds exhibited high adsorption potential onto suspended particulate matter (SPM) with a mean fraction ranging from 8...
September 13, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915068/prevalence-and-transmission-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-a-vertically-integrated-veal-calf-production-system
#5
Holden Hutchinson, Sarah Finney, Lohendy Muñoz-Vargas, Sydnee Feicht, Margaret Masterson, Gregory Habing
Transmission of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from animal production systems to humans through the food supply is a public health concern. Currently, little is known about the prevalence of AMR among veal calves in the United States. Therefore, the objective of this prospective cohort study was to estimate the prevalence of AMR and multidrug resistance (MDR) among Escherichia coli within a vertically integrated production system. In addition, this study aimed to identify genes associated with phenotypic resistance to third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins (3GC and 4GC)...
September 15, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913903/acinetobacter-baumannii-isolated-from-hospital-acquired-infection-biofilm-production-and-drug-susceptibility
#6
Paweł Krzyściak, Agnieszka Chmielarczyk, Monika Pobiega, Dorota Romaniszyn, Jadwiga Wójkowska-Mach
Acinetobacter baumannii cause opportunistic nosocomial infections and is often multidrug resistant. It has ability to form biofilm. The possession of drug resistance mechanism and ability of biofilm formation seems to be the different way to enhancement of viability in stressful environment. In this study, we evaluate relation between these two factors. The biofilm formation was investigated in M63 medium with casein in microtiter plates, and the drug susceptibility was performed by disk diffusion methods. We found that 80-98% strains formed a biofilm...
September 15, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911188/diversity-of-ochrobactrum-species-in-food-animals-antibiotic-resistance-phenotypes-and-polymorphisms-in-the-blaoch-gene
#7
Carla Andrea Alonso, Yakubu A Kwabugge, Madubuike U Anyanwu, Carmen Torres, Kennedy F Chah
Twenty-six lactose non-fermenting, oxidase, urease and citrate-positive Gram-negative rods, isolated from broiler chickens, pigs and cattle at slaughter, were subjected to the matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry and 16S rDNA sequencing for identification. Susceptibility to 14 antimicrobials was determined by the disc diffusion method. Ochrobactrum isolates resistant to third-generation cephalosporins were PCR-screened for the presence of the Ochrobactrum anthropi ampC gene (blaOCH)...
September 15, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904264/zoonotic-potential-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-in-neonatal-calves-in-uruguay
#8
Ana Umpiérrez, Inés Bado, Martín Oliver, Sofía Acquistapace, Analía Etcheverría, Nora Lía Padola, Rafael Vignoli, Pablo Zunino
Escherichia coli is one of the main etiological agents of neonatal calf diarrhea (NCD). The objective of this study was to assess the presence of virulence genes, genetic diversity, and antibiotic resistance mechanisms in E. coli associated with NCD in Uruguay. PCR was used to assess the presence of intimin, Shiga-like toxin, and stable and labile enterotoxin genes. Resistance to fluoroquinolones and oxyimino-cephalosporins was estimated on Müller-Hinton agar plates. Further antibiotic disc-diffusion tests were performed to assess bacterial multi-resistance...
September 12, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902596/evaluation-of-a-rapid-molecular-drug-susceptibility-test-for-tuberculosis
#9
Yingda L Xie, Soumitesh Chakravorty, Derek T Armstrong, Sandra L Hall, Laura E Via, Taeksun Song, Xing Yuan, Xiaoying Mo, Hong Zhu, Peng Xu, Qian Gao, Myungsun Lee, Jongseok Lee, Laura E Smith, Ray Y Chen, Joon Sung Joh, YoungSoo Cho, Xin Liu, Xianglin Ruan, Lili Liang, Nila Dharan, Sang-Nae Cho, Clifton E Barry, Jerrold J Ellner, Susan E Dorman, David Alland
Background Fluoroquinolones and second-line injectable drugs are the backbone of treatment regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and resistance to these drugs defines extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. We assessed the accuracy of an automated, cartridge-based molecular assay for the detection, directly from sputum specimens, of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with resistance to fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides, and isoniazid. Methods We conducted a prospective diagnostic accuracy study to compare the investigational assay against phenotypic drug-susceptibility testing and DNA sequencing among adults in China and South Korea who had symptoms of tuberculosis...
September 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900616/implementing-precision-antimicrobial-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-bovine-respiratory-disease-current-limitations-and-perspectives
#10
Guillaume Lhermie, Pierre-Louis Toutain, Farid El Garch, Alain Bousquet-Mélou, Sébastien Assié
The therapeutic efficacy of an early treatment protocol with an infection-stage adjusted fluoroquinolone regimen was evaluated in a field study on young bulls (YBs) presenting signs of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). A total of 195 YB (Charolais, Limousin, and Rouge-des-Prés breeds) from 6 farms implementing or not prophylactic antimicrobial treatments (PROPHY or absence) were randomly assigned to 1 of 2 experiment groups based on time of detection of BRD and first-line marbofloxacin regimen, early adjusted dose [Early 2 (E2)] or late standard dose [Late 10 (L10)]...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900347/campylobacter-from-microbiology-to-prevention
#11
REVIEW
A Facciolà, R Riso, E Avventuroso, G Visalli, S A Delia, P Laganà
In last years, Campylobacter spp has become one of the most important foodborne pathogens even in high-income countries. Particularly, in Europe, Campylobacteriosis is, since 2005, the foodborne disease most frequently notified and the second in USA, preceded by the infection due to Salmonella spp. Campylobacter spp is a commensal microorganism of the gastrointestinal tract of many wild animals (birds such as ducks and gulls), farm animals (cattle and pigs) and companion animals (such as dogs and cats) and it is responsible for zoonoses...
June 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900077/-the-spectrum-of-mutations-in-genes-associated-with-resistance-to-rifampicin-isoniazid-and-fluoroquinolones-in-the-clinical-strains-of-m-tuberculosis-reflects-the-transmissibility-of-mutant-clones
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A Ergeshov, S N Andreevskaya, E E Larionova, T G Smirnova, L N Chernousova
To study the transmissibility of drug resistant mutant clones, M. tuberculosis samples were isolated from the patients of the clinical department and the polyclinic of the Central TB Research Institute (n = 1455) for 2011-2014. A number of clones were phenotypically resistant to rifampicin (n = 829), isoniazid (n = 968), and fluoroquinolones (n = 220). We have detected 21 resistance-associated variants in eight codons of rpoB, six variants in three codons of katG, three variants in two positions of inhA, four variants in four positions of ahpC, and nine variants in five codons of gyrA, which were represented in the analyzed samples with varied frequencies...
July 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898946/towards-the-understanding-of-antibiotic-occurrence-and-transport-in-groundwater-findings-from-the-baix-fluvi%C3%A3-alluvial-aquifer-ne-catalonia-spain
#13
M Boy-Roura, J Mas-Pla, M Petrovic, M Gros, D Soler, D Brusi, A Menció
Antibiotics are an increasing focus of interest due to their high detection frequency in the environment. However, their presence in water bodies is not regulated by environmental policies. This field study investigates, for the first time, the occurrence, behavior and fate of a selection of 53 antibiotics, including up to 10 chemical groups, in an alluvial aquifer originated from manure application in an agricultural region using hydrogeological, hydrochemical and isotopic approaches. Up to 11 antibiotics were found in groundwater corresponding to 4 different chemical groups: fluoroquinolones, macrolides, quinolones and sulfonamides...
September 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898917/technical-aspects-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-eus-guided-sampling-in-gastroenterology-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-technical-guideline-march-2017
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Marcin Polkowski, Christian Jenssen, Philip Kaye, Silvia Carrara, Pierre Deprez, Angels Gines, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach, Pierre Eisendrath, Guruprasad P Aithal, Paolo Arcidiacono, Marc Barthet, Pedro Bastos, Adele Fornelli, Bertrand Napoleon, Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Andrada Seicean, Alberto Larghi, Cesare Hassan, Jeanin E van Hooft, Jean-Marc Dumonceau
For routine EUS-guided sampling of solid masses and lymph nodes (LNs) ESGE recommends 25G or 22G needles (high quality evidence, strong recommendation); fine needle aspiration (FNA) and fine needle biopsy (FNB) needles are equally recommended (high quality evidence, strong recommendation).When the primary aim of sampling is to obtain a core tissue specimen, ESGE suggests using 19G FNA or FNB needles or 22G FNB needles (low quality evidence, weak recommendation).ESGE recommends using 10-mL syringe suction for EUS-guided sampling of solid masses and LNs with 25G or 22G FNA needles (high quality evidence, strong recommendation) and other types of needles (low quality evidence, weak recommendation)...
September 12, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895024/tuberculosis-meningitis
#15
REVIEW
Kassem Bourgi, Christina Fiske, Timothy R Sterling
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the most severe form of tuberculosis (TB), TB meningitis disproportionately affects developing countries and results in significant morbidity and mortality. In this report, we review recent updates in the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of TB meningitis. RECENT FINDINGS: Young children and people living with HIV continue to be at highest risk for TB meningitis. Early diagnosis remains challenging, especially since conventional diagnostic tests have sub-optimal sensitivity and specificity...
September 11, 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893357/fluoroquinolone-resistance-in-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-japanese-tertiary-hospital-silent-shifting-to-ctx-m-15-producing-k-pneumoniae
#16
Masashi Higashino, Mika Murata, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Norihiko Akamatsu, Junichi Matsuda, Kazuaki Takeda, Norihito Kaku, Kosuke Kosai, Naoki Uno, Hiroo Hasegawa, Katsunori Yanagihara
PURPOSE: Fluoroquinolone resistance (FQ-r) in extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) producers is an urgent health concern in countries where ESBL-producing K. pneumoniae (ESBL-Kpn) is prevalent. We investigated FQ-r in Japan where ESBL-Kpn is less prevalent. METHODOLOGY: Clinical ESBL-Kpn isolates from 2011 to 2013 were collected in Nagasaki University Hospital. The ESBL genotypes included CTX-M-15, and the mechanisms of FQ-r through plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) and mutations in quinolone resistance-determining regions (QRDRs) were examined...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893354/similar-virulence-properties-of-infection-and-colonization-associated-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#17
Aditi, Malini Shariff, Sunil K Chhabra, Mujeeb-Ur Rahman
PURPOSE: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the agents that are commonly implicated in nosocomial infections. However, it is also present as a commensal in various body sites of healthy persons, making the diagnosis of infection by culture difficult. A number of virulence factors expressed by the organism have been implicated in its pathogenicity. We undertook this study to identify the host and organism factors associated with infection. METHODOLOGY: Pathogenic, colonizing and environmental isolates were tested for apr, lasB, the T3SS effector exoenzymes (exoS, exoT, exoU and exoY) and toxA genes, biofilm production and antimicrobial susceptibility...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893195/antimicrobial-resistance-in-bacterial-pathogens-among-hospitalized-children-with-community-acquired-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-dongguan-china-2011-2016
#18
Xiaoguang He, Mingyu Xie, Siping Li, Junqin Ye, Qi Peng, Qiang Ma, Xiaomei Lu, Baimao Zhong
BACKGROUND: Bacterial pathogens are a major cause of childhood community acquired lower respiratory tract infections (CA-LRTIs), and few data described the impact of antimicrobial resistance on children with CA-LRTIs. This study aims to investigate the antimicrobial resistance in common bacterial agents among hospitalized children with CA-LRTIs between 2011 and 2016 in Dongguan, China. METHODS: Sputum samples were collected from hospitalized children (0-5 years old) with CA-LRTIs in Dongguan Children's Hospital...
September 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892927/a-rare-instance-of-levofloxacin-induced-myoclonus
#19
Sushil Kiran Kunder, A Avinash, Veena Nayak, Amod Tilak
Levofloxacin is a widely used fluoroquinolone, mainly as a respiratory antimicrobial agent. It is employed as a second line therapeutic modality in pulmonary tuberculosis as well. The drug has been in use for ages, and is known to be both efficacious and safe. However, it is not free of adverse effects. The most dangerous ones are those involving the Central Nervous System (CNS). Although rare, levofloxacin can cause involuntary movements like chorea and myoclonus. Here by, we present a case of an elderly male patient who developed reversible myoclonus/chorea after a course of levofloxacin (which was initiated as part of his anti-tubercular therapy) following the development of peripheral neuropathy secondary to isoniazid...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892422/clinicopathologic-and-microbiologic-findings-associated-with-emphysematous-cystitis-in-27-dogs
#20
Lindsay Kate Merkel, Jody Lulich, David Polzin, Christopher Ober, Jodi Westropp, Jane Sykes
This is a retrospective case series of 27 dogs with emphysematous cystitis. Medical records from two veterinary teaching hospitals from 1992 to 2014 were reviewed. The aims of the study were to determine imaging findings, common underlying disease processes, and prevalent bacterial species and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns in dogs with emphysematous cystitis. The most common lower urinary tract sign was hematuria. Gas was detected in the wall and lumen of the urinary bladder in 14 of 27 dogs (51...
September 11, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
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