Attenuated total reflection: Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for detection of heterogeneous vancomycin —intermediate Staphylococcus aureus

This study showed that ATR-FTIR technique may be an alternative method for rapid detection of low-level vancomycin-resistantS. aureus.
Source: World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 22 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Sarah Jolivet, Isabelle Lolom, Sébastien Bailly, Lila Bouadma, Brice Lortat-Jacob, Philippe Montravers, Laurence Armand-Lefevre, Jean-François Timsit, Jean-Christophe LucetSummaryBackgroundColonisation pressure is a risk factor for intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs).AimTo measure the long-term respective impact of colonisation pressure on ICU-acquired extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) and meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRS...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural BiotechnologyAuthor(s): Khamis Al-Dhafri, Chai Lay Ching, Saiful Anuar KarsaniAbstractThe emergence of antibiotic resistance among bacteria leads to the urge of finding an alternative solution. Therefore, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have emerged as a promisingly new group of therapeutic agents for managing infectious diseases. This research was designed to explore the potency of antimicrobial peptides from Omani Juniperus seravschanica plant and their mode of action. The isolated AMPs showed to have inhibitory activity towards pathog...
Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Authors: Blakiston MR, Freeman JT Abstract AIMS: National responses to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) require an understanding of the factors driving its development and spread. Research to date has primarily focused on determining individual-level risk factors for AMR-associated infections. However, additional insights may be gained by investigating exposures associated with AMR variation at the population level. METHODS: We used an ecological study design to describe the association between the incidence rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and extended-spectrum β-lactamase producin...
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Conclusions: Nonarticulating antibiotic spacers offer a viable treatment option to stabilize a knee with significant soft-tissue injury and bone loss from explant procedures for infection. Level of Evidence: Level IV.
Source: Current Orthopaedic Practice - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
ConclusionsC. citrinus phenolics and acylphloroglucinols may serve as potential source of plant-based antibacterials.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Source: Infection and Drug Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infection and Drug Resistance Source Type: research
In this study, β-Ag2MoO4 crystals with different morphologies were synthetized by a simple co-precipitation method using three different solvents. The antimicrobial efficacy of the obtained microcrystals against both bacteria increased according to the solvent used in the following order: water 
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
In conclusion, our findings demonstrated that XBJ played a protective role in MRSA-challenged mice and down-regulated the inflammatory response and the activation of signaling pathways initiated by Pam3CSK4. It enlarged the clinical application of XBJ in the treatment of severe bacterial infection, e.g. caused by MRSA.
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Elias Estifan, Sushant M Nanavati, Vinod Kumar, Aarohi Vora, Moayyad Alziadat, Ahmed Sharaan, Mourad IsmailJournal of Global Infectious Diseases 2020 12(1):34-36 Clostridium difficile colitis has been the most recognized bacterial enterocolitis for years and other bacteria such as Staphylococcus colitis has been relegated. Staphylococcus enterocolitis following antibiotics had been one of the most frequent complications in surgical patients in the 1950s and 1960s and now reappear with more resistance such as methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus(MRSA) colitis which brings a new challenge. A 32-year-old Hispanic femal...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
This cohort study compares 30-day mortality among adult patients hospitalized for pneumonia receiving empirical anti –methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) therapy vs standard empirical antibiotic regimens.
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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