Staphylococcus lentus Sinusitis: A New Sinonasal Pathogen.

CONCLUSIONS: Staphylococcus lentus has never before been reported as a human pathogen in the sinonasal cavities. Otolaryngologists must routinely obtain cultures of mucus or tissue during sinus surgery in order to ensure appropriate antibiotic treatment after surgery and resolution of patient symptoms. PMID: 31072191 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research

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Conclusions: A point-of-care PCR panel improved patient care by providing an accurate diagnosis and shortened appointment duration.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
ConclusionThere was an increase in the prevalence of neuroischemic DFU. The Enterobacteriaceae family replaced SA as the most prevalent pathogen in DFI, with an increase in the isolation of gram-negative microorganisms and mixed polymicrobial cultures. Chronic neuroischemic infected ulcers usually present distinct bacterial isolates; knowledge about the most common agents is warranted in order to better select empiric antibiotic therapy.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Culture-negative peritonitis had superior outcomes compared to culture-positive peritonitis except for non-staphylococcal gram-positive peritonitis. PMID: 32063153 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Peritoneal Dialysis International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Perit Dial Int Source Type: research
Influenza activity is still high and rose again during the week ending February 8, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Publication date: September 2020Source: Materials Today Communications, Volume 24Author(s): Chanon Talodthaisong, Wissuta Boonta, Saengrawee Thammawithan, Rina Patramanon, Nuntaporn Kamonsutthipaijit, James A. Hutchison, Sirinan KulchatAbstractBiomaterial-based hydrogels incorporating antibacterial agents may provide sustainable solutions to biomedical device failures and the prevention of infections. Herein we report guar gum hydrogels, cross-linked with borax and loaded with silver nanoparticles, that are injectable, exhibit rapid self-healing, and show antibacterial properties towards both gram-positive and gram-negativ...
Source: Materials Today Communications - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Materials LettersAuthor(s): Yang Jiao, Qian Liu, Jihua ChenAbstractClinically, non-desired osseointegration and bacterial-associated infection are responsible for the failure of titanium (Ti)-based implantation in orthopedic field. Herein, bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) loaded TiO2 nanotubes (TNT) arrays were fabricated on Ti substrates. Next, bioactive multilayer films of MA-modified gelatin (GelMA) and N-Cl modification poly (N, N’-methylene bis(acrylamide)) (PMAA-Cl) were deposited onto the BMP2-loaded TNT substrates with layer-by-layer (LBL) self-ass...
Source: Materials Letters - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Materials LettersAuthor(s): Jingxiang Zhang, Shengqian Zhu, Kunkun Song, Zhuoyue Wang, Zongpu Han, Keren Zhao, Zengjie Fan, Xi Zhou, Qiangqiang ZhangAbstractThree-dimensional (3D) graphene/nano-copper scaffolds (rGCSs) was fabricated using a one-step chemical deposition on 3D reduced graphene oxide architecture (rGOA). The nano-copper was conformably grown on the rGOA substrate with a uniform morphology. Due to combined effects between the graphene skeleton and the nano-copper, the rGCSs demonstrated excellent antibacterial properties in the colony counting experim...
Source: Materials Letters - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
ConclusionThe six paradigmatic examples described in this manuscript show that availability of laboratory resources may considerably catalyze the demand, thus underscoring that inappropriate use of laboratory resources may be commonplace in routine laboratories all across Europe and most probably beyond. They also demonstrate that the application of simple strategies may assist in overcoming this issue. We believe that laboratory specialists need to refocus on the extra-analytical parts of the testing process and engage more in interdisciplinary patient-care.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Bathing with pine-tar is an efficacious and recommendable adjuvant practice for AD patients. Disease improvement is associated with reduction of SA and IgE. PMID: 32066302 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
This study evaluates the application of thermosonication for the inactivation of pathogenic microorganisms, and its effect on antioxidant activity and retinol level in donated human milk. We evaluate the effect of thermosonication on Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella spp. microorganisms in human milk by analyzing the effect of time and temperature of the thermosonication on these microorganisms using a central composite rotatable design. Also evaluated the effects of thermosonication (60 °C/4 min) on antioxidant activity using DPHH (2, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) free radical and ABTS (2,2&pr...
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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