Washer disinfector and alkaline detergent efficacy against C. difficile on plastic bedpans

ConclusionsThe WD was efficacious against both C. difficile spores and E. coli when used according to manufacturer's instructions for use, suggesting a viable alternative to disposable bedpan waste management.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Antibiotic treatment of patients undergoing complex medical treatments can deplete commensal bacterial strains from the intestinal microbiota, thereby reducing colonization resistance against a wide range of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Loss of colonization resistance can lead to marked expansion of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE), Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Escherichia coli in the intestinal lumen, predisposing patients to bloodstream invasion and sepsis. The impact of intestinal domination by these antibiotic-resistant pathogens on mucosal immune defenses and epithelial and mucin-mediated barrier integ...
Source: Infection and Immunity - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Bacterial Infections Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe identified distinct seasonal variation in detection of respiratory viruses and bacterial pathogens.C. difficile seasonality may, in part, be related to antibiotic prescriptions filled; GNB seasonality may be related to ambient temperature andS. pneumoniae may be related to concurrent respiratory viral infections.
Source: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusion This study confirms the in vitro antibacterial activity of BIOCITRO® against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. For most of the strains, the product reached the bactericidal effect at the same concentration of the bacteriostatic effect and maximum difference between MIC and MBC was two dilution steps. The less susceptible species of the study were S. enterica ssp. enterica and E. coli with MBC90 values of 256 and 128 μg/mL, respectively, while the most susceptible was C. perfringens with MBC90 of 16 μg/mL. After short exposition time to the product, the significant effect over the viability of ...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In conclusion, we demonstrated that the selective boosting of lung innate immunity is a conceptually advantageous approach for improving the effectiveness of antibiotic treatment and fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Introduction Pneumonia constitutes a major cause of death, morbidity and health resource use worldwide. The main causative agents identified in adult patients hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) are viruses (in 27–30% of cases, the most common being rhinovirus, influenza and coronavirus) and bacteria (14–23% of cases, with a marked predominance of Streptococcus pneumonia...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2019Source: Journal of Molecular LiquidsAuthor(s): Nadjet Rezki, Salsabeel A. Al-Sodies, Hany E.A. Ahmed, Saleh Ihmaid, Mouslim Messali, Sahar Ahmed, Mohamed Reda AouadAbstractA focused library of new dicationic ionic liquids (DiILs) 6–41 appended pyridinium hydrazone and phenoxy side chain hybrids as counter cations were designed and synthesized, utilizing quaternization and metathesis reactions under both conventional and microwave irradiation. The novel DiILs 6–41 were fully characterized using different spectroscopic tools (1H, 13C, 19F, 11B, 31P NMR and mass spect...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
These statistics with accompanying commentary cover rates of MRSA, MSSA, E. coli, P. aeruginosa, Klebsiella spp. bacteraemia and CDI reported by independent sector organisations.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Publication date: 5 September 2018Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 357Author(s): Hua Fang, Lingxi Han, Houpu Zhang, Zhengnan Long, Lin Cai, Yunlong YuAbstractThe dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), human pathogenic bacteria (HPB), and antibiotic-resistant HPB (ARHPB) from animal feedlot to nearby environment poses a potentially high risk to environmental ecology and public health. Here, a metagenomic analysis was employed to explore the dissemination of ARGs, HPB, and ARHPB from a pig feedlot to surrounding stream and agricultural soils. In total, not detectable (ND)-1,628.4 μg/kg of ant...
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Apartment-dwelling rodents all over the city carry treatment-resistant C. difficile, E. coli, Shigella and Salmonella that can be transmitted to residents, the team found.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Apartment-dwelling rodents all over the city carry treatment-resistant C. difficile, E. coli, Shigella and Salmonella that can be transmitted to residents, the team found.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
People who live in cities are used to the company of furry vermin. But a new study reveals that mice and men may be sharing much more than just living quarters. In a study published in the journal mBio, researchers led by Dr. Ian Lipkin, professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, studied the gut microbes of 416 mice collected from mostly residential buildings all over New York City. Lipkin and his team did a thorough genetic analysis of the microbes they extracted from the feces of the mice, and found that they contained a number of disease-causing bacteria. Nearly 40% of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Bacteria healthytime Source Type: news
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