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Mycoplasma genitalium was first discovered in the early 1980s.
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Research suggests that an ingredient in the commonly prescribed antidepressant fluoxetine — or Prozac — causes a mutation in some bacteria, making them resistant to antibiotics.
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Publication date: Available online 21 September 2018Source: PlasmidAuthor(s): Monika Dolejska, Costas C. PapagiannitsisAbstractMultidrug resistance (MDR) Gram-negative bacteria have been increasingly reported in humans, companion animals and farm animals. The growing trend of plasmid-mediated resistance to antimicrobial classes of critical importance is attributed to the emergence of epidemic plasmids, rapidly disseminating resistance genes among the members of Enterobacteriaceae family. The use of antibiotics to treat humans and animals has had a significant impact on the environment and on wild animals living and feeding...
Source: Plasmid - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 January 2019Source: Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 203Author(s): Youngsang Ko, Jeonghun Kim, Ho Young Jeong, Goomin Kwon, Dabum Kim, Minhee Ku, Jaemoon Yang, Yusuke Yamauchi, Hae-Yeong Kim, Chanhui Lee, Jungmok YouAbstractRecently, Near-infrared (NIR)-induced photothermal killing of pathogenic bacteria has received considerable attention due to the increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria. In this paper, we report a simple aqueous solution-based strategy to construct an effective photothermal nanocomposite composed of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrene-sulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) and agarose with ...
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
In this study, three hundred presumptive Salmonella strains isolated from cattle faeces and raw beef samples were subjected to both preliminary and confirmatory tests specific for Salmonella. PCR assays revealed that 100%, 20% and 26.7% of the isolates were positive for 16S rRNA, fliC and fljB gene fragments, respectively. Large proportions (62.4 to 94.3%) of these isolates were multiple antibiotic resistant (MAR) strains that were resistant to three or more antibiotics belonging to different classes. MAR phenotypes Ab1, Ab2, Ab3, Ab7, Ab8, Ab9, Ab26 and Ab27 were dominant among the isolates. Cluster analysis of antibiotic...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2018Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Maria J. Torres, N. Franklin Adkinson, Jean-Christoph Caubet, David A. Khan, Mona I. Kidon, Louis Mendelson, Eva Rebelo Gomes, Ticha Rerkpattanapipat, Shuchen Zhang, Eric Macy, AAAAI/WAO 2018 Symposium Penicillin and Cephalosporin Allergy Testing Working GroupAll beta-lactam use is associated with a certain rate of adverse reactions. Many of these adverse reactions result in an allergy to the beta-lactam being entered into the patient's medical record. Unfortunately, only a small minority of the...
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the meat quality and safety of chilled pork collected from 45 online stores in China. Total volatile basic nitrogen (TVBN), total viable counts (TVC), and coliform counts of 135 meat samples were analyzed, and the shipment conditions including endpoint temperature, transport time, transport distance and package model were also recorded. Foodborne pathogenic bacteria including Salmonella spp, Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Listeria Monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) were also detected. The positive rate of Salmonella spp (13.32%), S. au...
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
In this study, a total of 1485 samples from three swine farms, one slaughterhouse and one indoor market in Xiamen, China were collected in 2015, and the prevalence and profiles of MRSA were assessed. All the MRSA isolates were characterized by molecular typing, antibiotic susceptibility, coagulation activity, as well as PCR screening for 38 antibiotic resistance genes, two mobile genetic elements (lsa(E)-containing multiresistance gene cluster and Tn558), and 36 virulence genes. During the study, 54 of 1485 (3.6%) samples from the swine production, processing and retail chain were found positive for MRSA. A relatively rare...
Source: Veterinary Microbiology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
ConclusionsBetween 2005 and 2010, 27.8% and 8.14% of healthy children in southern Taiwan had nasal carriage of S. aureus and MRSA, respectively. Most MRSA isolates were local community strains. Several demographic factors associated with nasal MRSA colonization were identified.
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In this study, a novel aptamer-based fluorometric assay was developed for detection of MRSA in clinical samples by coupling with immunomagnetic separation. The S. aureus cells in clinical specimens were enriched by magnetic separation. Following lysis by staphylococcal lysin, the PBP2a proteins were released from S. aureus cells and detected by the aptamer-based fluorometric assay. Without lengthy period of bacteria cultivation in the traditional susceptibility testing, this test has an overall testing time of only 2 h with the detection limit of 2.63 × 103 and 1.38 × 103 CFU/mL in PBS and spiked na...
Source: Journal of Microbiological Methods - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2018Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Jian Miao, Wenxin Wang, Wenyi Xu, Jianyu Su, Lin Li, Bing Li, Xia Zhang, Zhenbo XuAbstractAs a typical Gram-positive microorganism, S. aureus was recognized as common foodborne pathogenic bacteria in food industry. To study their individuality and pathogenicity mechanism, thirty-three Staphylococci strains were applied to the investigation with the identification of MRSA by PCR targeting on S. aureus specific 16S rRNA and femA genes as well as methicillin-resistant mecA and orfX elements by multiplex-PCR assay. Fingerprinting mappi...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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