Enhancing the indicator for COVID-19 confirmed cases
Iran J Microbiol. 2020 Dec;12(6):505-507. doi: 10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5023.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33613903 | PMC:PMC7884284 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5023 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Masoud Ferdosi Ehsan Mostafavi Source Type: research

Detection of toxin-producing < em > Corynebacterium diphtheriae < /em > from throat swabs of diphtheria patients using duplex real-time PCR
CONCLUSION: Duplex real-time PCR increases the rate of laboratory diagnosis of diphtheria, compared to the standard method to detect potentially toxigenic C. diphtheriae.PMID:33613904 | PMC:PMC7884264 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5024 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yeva Rosana Luh Inta Prilandari Ruhsyahadati Ajisman Teguh Sarry Hartono Andi Yasmon Source Type: research

Molecular detection of < em > Propionibacterium acnes < /em > in biopsy samples of intervertebral disc with modic changes in patients undergoing herniated disc surgery
CONCLUSION: Based on the results, lumbar disc infection with P. acnes may play a significant role in causing Modic changes and the progression of the disease in patients with LBP.PMID:33613905 | PMC:PMC7884273 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5025 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sharif Najafi Pedram Mahmoudi Seyed Alireza Bassampour Babak Shekarchi Mohammad Soleimani Mojgan Mohammadimehr Source Type: research

Detection of zoonotic diarrheagenic pathotypes of < em > Escherichia coli < /em > in healthy household dogs
CONCLUSION: These results collectively indicate that healthy household dogs probably are the mild reservoir of potential virulent E. coli strains with possible active transmission to their contact owner. However, even non-pet owners seemed to be a notable source of intestinal pathotypes, especially EPEC, for their environment. Transmission of E. coli pathotypes may occurs by direct contact with the reservoirs or ingestion of contaminated food. These pathotypes are potentially virulent and creates public health hazards. Further studies are needed for better understanding of dissemination mechanisms of E. coli pathotypes amo...
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Asma Askari Reza Ghanbarpour Baharak Akhtardanesh Mohammad Reza Aflatoonian Hamid Sharifi Maziar Jajarmi Reza Molaei Source Type: research

The incidence and antimicrobial resistance of < em > Arcobacter < /em > species in animal and poultry meat samples at slaughterhouses in Iran
CONCLUSION: Poultry meat is a potential source of infection with Arcobacter that must be considered in slaughterhouses in Iran. Arcobacter species showed sensitivity for a broad spectrum of antibiotics that can be used during infection with Arcobacter species.PMID:33613907 | PMC:PMC7884276 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5027 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sepideh Khodamoradi Ramin Abiri Source Type: research

Prevalence, genotyping and antibiotic resistance of < em > Listeria monocytogenes < /em > and < em > Escherichia coli < /em > in fresh beef and chicken meats marketed in Zanjan, Iran
CONCLUSION: This study shows an insight of the current status of beef and chicken meat contamination maketed in Zanjan, Iran with E. coli and L. monocytogenes isolates (high contamination rate), their genotypic profile, epidemiological relationship and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that should be considered as a significant public health concern in Zanjan, Iran.PMID:33613908 | PMC:PMC7884267 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5028 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Parisa Farhoumand Hassan Hassanzadazar Mohammad Soleiman Soltanpour Majid Aminzare Zahra Abbasi Source Type: research

Plasmid profiles and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of bacteria isolated from abattoirs wastewater within Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria
CONCLUSION: It was concluded from this study that wastewaters from the abattoirs were contaminated by bacteria with high MAR index. Most of these bacteria borne their antibiotic resistant factors in their plasmid.PMID:33613909 | PMC:PMC7884279 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5029 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sule Ismaila Olawale Odebisi-Omokanye Mutiat Busayo Oladunjoye Iyiola Olatunji Muhammed Mariam Olanrewaju Sariyat Olayinka Source Type: research

Using autochthonous < em > Bdellovibrio < /em > as a predatory bacterium for reduction of Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria in urban wastewater and reuse it
CONCLUSION: These autochthonous Bdellovibrio strains are proposed to use for bio-control of Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria in wastewater and reuse it for irrigation in arid regions.PMID:33613910 | PMC:PMC7884277 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5030 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Neda Jafarian Abbas Akhavan Sepahi Nafiseh Sadat Naghavi Farzaneh Hosseini Jamileh Nowroozi Source Type: research

Antibacterial properties of selected Malaysian Tualang honey against < em > Pseudomonas aeruginosa < /em > and < em > Streptococcus pyogenes < /em >
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that TH could potentially be used as an alternative therapeutic agent for microbial infection particularly against these two organisms.PMID:33613911 | PMC:PMC7884280 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5031 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohammad Abdulraheem Al-Kafaween Hamid Ali Nagi Al-Jamal Abu Bakar Mohd Hilmi Nour Amin Elsahoryi Norzawani Jaffar Mohd Khairi Zahri Source Type: research

Surveying the chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils from selected medicinal plants against human pathogens
CONCLUSION: These EOs could be used for developing inexpensive, potent, and green antibacterial agents.PMID:33613912 | PMC:PMC7884278 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5032 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mahmoud Osanloo Ghazal Ghaznavi Abbas Abdollahi Source Type: research

Optimization of gamma-aminobutyric acid production by probiotic bacteria through response surface methodology
CONCLUSION: The results showed that by optimization of the culture medium conditions of probiotic bacteria we can produce more GABA in culture medium.PMID:33613913 | PMC:PMC7884281 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5033 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sharmineh Sharafi Leila Nateghi Source Type: research

Effect of iron and silver nanoparticles on coenzyme Q < sub > 10 < /sub > production by < em > Gluconobacter japonicus < /em > FM10
CONCLUSION: This should be noticed that so far nanoparticles have been considered as antibacterial agents, rather than being considered to cause probable beneficial effects on the induction of useful products in the microbial world. In this regard, their potential for increasing coenzyme Q10 production has received no attention. However, our present results showed that the nanoparticles can be used to increase the production efficiency of coenzyme Q10 in Gluconobacter.PMID:33613914 | PMC:PMC7884265 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5034 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Foozieh Moghadami Ramin Hosseini Source Type: research

Increment in protease activity of < em > Lysobacter enzymogenes < /em > strain by ultra violet radiation
CONCLUSION: Random mutation by UV radiation is a simple and convenient method to increase the protease activity of Lysobacter enzymogenes. Furthermore, it seems that the middle time of exposure to UV, 90 s, was the best time because it can induce mutagenesis but did not hamper the bacteria growth and viability.PMID:33613915 | PMC:PMC7884282 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5035 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Reyhaneh Jafari Kalahroudi Vahideh Valizadeh Seyed Mohammad Atyabi Malihe Keramati Reza Ahangari Cohan Atousa Aghai Dariush Norouzian Source Type: research

< em > Bacillus < /em > phage endolysin, lys46, bactericidal properties against Gram-negative bacteria
CONCLUSION: lys4630 showed antibacterial effects on the common Gram-negative pathogens in clinics and food industries; E. coli, P. aeruginosa and Salmonella (sp).PMID:33613916 | PMC:PMC7884283 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5036 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohammad Reza Sarjoughian Fereshte Rahmani Shamsozoha Abolmaali Shakiba Darvish Alipour Astaneh Source Type: research

The morphological and biological characteristics of a virulent PI phage isolated from slaughterhouse sewage in Shiraz, Iran
CONCLUSION: These results indicate that the phage PI is a newly discovered phage against E. coli O157:H7 in Iran which may be recommended to use as bio-control purposes.PMID:33613917 | PMC:PMC7884271 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5037 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sepideh Khalatbari-Limaki Saeid Hosseinzadeh Seyed Shahram Shekarforoush Enayat Berizi Source Type: research

The gender differences as a risk factor in diabetic patients with COVID-19
Iran J Microbiol. 2020 Dec;12(6):625-628. doi: 10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5038.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In a Turkish cohort study, we revealed first time in literature the gender differences in admission to hospital and rates of mortality for diabetic patients with COVID-19.MATERIALS AND METHODS: The demographics, length of stay, mortality rates and concomitant chronic metabolic diseases of 152 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were found in our hospital electronic document system (Probel) and recorded in excel files for further statistical analysis.RESULTS: In the mortality group (n:22), the numbers of men and women were...
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tahir Belice Ismail Demir Source Type: research

The dysregulation of microarray gene expression in cervical cancer is associated with overexpression of a unique messenger RNA signature
CONCLUSION: Dysregulation of several mRNA signatures are a common feature of CC and can be potentially used as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers as well as can be applied to therapeutic targets for CC treatment.PMID:33613919 | PMC:PMC7884268 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5039 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Seyedeh Zahra Mousavi Vahdat Poortahmasebi Talat Mokhtari-Azad Shohreh Shahmahmoodi Mohammad Farahmand Mahdieh Farzanehpour Somayeh Jalilvand Source Type: research

The association of conditioning regimen with cytomegalovirus reactivation after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest the conditioning regimen, aGVHD and ATG as influencing factors for early CMV reactivation post-HSCT which should be considered in the future studies.PMID:33613920 | PMC:PMC7884275 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5040 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Masoud Mardani Sara Abolghasemi Shiva Shabani Farzaneh Tavakoli Anahita Saeedi Sayeh Parkhideh Abbas Hajifathali Source Type: research

Prevalence of hepatitis C among haemodialysis patients in a tertiary care hospital in south India
CONCLUSION: This is the first study from the southern state of Kerala in India showing the prevalence of HCV among hemodialysis patients by PCR. Our study showed an overall HCV prevalence of 8% by PCR. All the PCR positive samples were negative by 3rd generation ELISA which is an alarming finding and further justifies the need for PCR for detecting HCV.PMID:33613921 | PMC:PMC7884274 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5041 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anitha Madhavan Arun Sachu Anu Kumar Balakrishnan Anu Vasudevan Sobha Balakrishnan Jayalakshmi Vasudevapanicker Source Type: research

Prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotypes in HIV positive patients referring to the consultation center for behavioral diseases, Sanandaj, Iran
CONCLUSION: The present study reveals that HIV/HCV co-infection is high in the study population. It is recommended similar studies should be done in other HIV infected populations for management of HIV/HCV co-infection.PMID:33613922 | PMC:PMC7884272 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5042 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Samira Amini Mazaher Khodabandehloo Source Type: research

Altered severity of the current SARS-CoV-2 in the Kurdistan region of Iraq
Iran J Microbiol. 2020 Dec;12(6):657-660. doi: 10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5043.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33613923 | PMC:PMC7884266 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5043 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Safin Hussein Karzan Qurbani Haider Hamzah Elahe Motevaseli Source Type: research

Enhancing the indicator for COVID-19 confirmed cases
Iran J Microbiol. 2020 Dec;12(6):505-507. doi: 10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5023.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33613903 | PMC:PMC7884284 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5023 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Masoud Ferdosi Ehsan Mostafavi Source Type: research

Detection of toxin-producing < em > Corynebacterium diphtheriae < /em > from throat swabs of diphtheria patients using duplex real-time PCR
CONCLUSION: Duplex real-time PCR increases the rate of laboratory diagnosis of diphtheria, compared to the standard method to detect potentially toxigenic C. diphtheriae.PMID:33613904 | PMC:PMC7884264 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5024 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yeva Rosana Luh Inta Prilandari Ruhsyahadati Ajisman Teguh Sarry Hartono Andi Yasmon Source Type: research

Molecular detection of < em > Propionibacterium acnes < /em > in biopsy samples of intervertebral disc with modic changes in patients undergoing herniated disc surgery
CONCLUSION: Based on the results, lumbar disc infection with P. acnes may play a significant role in causing Modic changes and the progression of the disease in patients with LBP.PMID:33613905 | PMC:PMC7884273 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5025 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sharif Najafi Pedram Mahmoudi Seyed Alireza Bassampour Babak Shekarchi Mohammad Soleimani Mojgan Mohammadimehr Source Type: research

Detection of zoonotic diarrheagenic pathotypes of < em > Escherichia coli < /em > in healthy household dogs
CONCLUSION: These results collectively indicate that healthy household dogs probably are the mild reservoir of potential virulent E. coli strains with possible active transmission to their contact owner. However, even non-pet owners seemed to be a notable source of intestinal pathotypes, especially EPEC, for their environment. Transmission of E. coli pathotypes may occurs by direct contact with the reservoirs or ingestion of contaminated food. These pathotypes are potentially virulent and creates public health hazards. Further studies are needed for better understanding of dissemination mechanisms of E. coli pathotypes amo...
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Asma Askari Reza Ghanbarpour Baharak Akhtardanesh Mohammad Reza Aflatoonian Hamid Sharifi Maziar Jajarmi Reza Molaei Source Type: research

The incidence and antimicrobial resistance of < em > Arcobacter < /em > species in animal and poultry meat samples at slaughterhouses in Iran
CONCLUSION: Poultry meat is a potential source of infection with Arcobacter that must be considered in slaughterhouses in Iran. Arcobacter species showed sensitivity for a broad spectrum of antibiotics that can be used during infection with Arcobacter species.PMID:33613907 | PMC:PMC7884276 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5027 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sepideh Khodamoradi Ramin Abiri Source Type: research

Prevalence, genotyping and antibiotic resistance of < em > Listeria monocytogenes < /em > and < em > Escherichia coli < /em > in fresh beef and chicken meats marketed in Zanjan, Iran
CONCLUSION: This study shows an insight of the current status of beef and chicken meat contamination maketed in Zanjan, Iran with E. coli and L. monocytogenes isolates (high contamination rate), their genotypic profile, epidemiological relationship and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that should be considered as a significant public health concern in Zanjan, Iran.PMID:33613908 | PMC:PMC7884267 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5028 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Parisa Farhoumand Hassan Hassanzadazar Mohammad Soleiman Soltanpour Majid Aminzare Zahra Abbasi Source Type: research

Plasmid profiles and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of bacteria isolated from abattoirs wastewater within Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria
CONCLUSION: It was concluded from this study that wastewaters from the abattoirs were contaminated by bacteria with high MAR index. Most of these bacteria borne their antibiotic resistant factors in their plasmid.PMID:33613909 | PMC:PMC7884279 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5029 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sule Ismaila Olawale Odebisi-Omokanye Mutiat Busayo Oladunjoye Iyiola Olatunji Muhammed Mariam Olanrewaju Sariyat Olayinka Source Type: research

Using autochthonous < em > Bdellovibrio < /em > as a predatory bacterium for reduction of Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria in urban wastewater and reuse it
CONCLUSION: These autochthonous Bdellovibrio strains are proposed to use for bio-control of Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria in wastewater and reuse it for irrigation in arid regions.PMID:33613910 | PMC:PMC7884277 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5030 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Neda Jafarian Abbas Akhavan Sepahi Nafiseh Sadat Naghavi Farzaneh Hosseini Jamileh Nowroozi Source Type: research

Antibacterial properties of selected Malaysian Tualang honey against < em > Pseudomonas aeruginosa < /em > and < em > Streptococcus pyogenes < /em >
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that TH could potentially be used as an alternative therapeutic agent for microbial infection particularly against these two organisms.PMID:33613911 | PMC:PMC7884280 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5031 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohammad Abdulraheem Al-Kafaween Hamid Ali Nagi Al-Jamal Abu Bakar Mohd Hilmi Nour Amin Elsahoryi Norzawani Jaffar Mohd Khairi Zahri Source Type: research

Surveying the chemical composition and antibacterial activity of essential oils from selected medicinal plants against human pathogens
CONCLUSION: These EOs could be used for developing inexpensive, potent, and green antibacterial agents.PMID:33613912 | PMC:PMC7884278 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5032 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mahmoud Osanloo Ghazal Ghaznavi Abbas Abdollahi Source Type: research

Optimization of gamma-aminobutyric acid production by probiotic bacteria through response surface methodology
CONCLUSION: The results showed that by optimization of the culture medium conditions of probiotic bacteria we can produce more GABA in culture medium.PMID:33613913 | PMC:PMC7884281 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5033 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sharmineh Sharafi Leila Nateghi Source Type: research

Effect of iron and silver nanoparticles on coenzyme Q < sub > 10 < /sub > production by < em > Gluconobacter japonicus < /em > FM10
CONCLUSION: This should be noticed that so far nanoparticles have been considered as antibacterial agents, rather than being considered to cause probable beneficial effects on the induction of useful products in the microbial world. In this regard, their potential for increasing coenzyme Q10 production has received no attention. However, our present results showed that the nanoparticles can be used to increase the production efficiency of coenzyme Q10 in Gluconobacter.PMID:33613914 | PMC:PMC7884265 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5034 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Foozieh Moghadami Ramin Hosseini Source Type: research

Increment in protease activity of < em > Lysobacter enzymogenes < /em > strain by ultra violet radiation
CONCLUSION: Random mutation by UV radiation is a simple and convenient method to increase the protease activity of Lysobacter enzymogenes. Furthermore, it seems that the middle time of exposure to UV, 90 s, was the best time because it can induce mutagenesis but did not hamper the bacteria growth and viability.PMID:33613915 | PMC:PMC7884282 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5035 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Reyhaneh Jafari Kalahroudi Vahideh Valizadeh Seyed Mohammad Atyabi Malihe Keramati Reza Ahangari Cohan Atousa Aghai Dariush Norouzian Source Type: research

< em > Bacillus < /em > phage endolysin, lys46, bactericidal properties against Gram-negative bacteria
CONCLUSION: lys4630 showed antibacterial effects on the common Gram-negative pathogens in clinics and food industries; E. coli, P. aeruginosa and Salmonella (sp).PMID:33613916 | PMC:PMC7884283 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5036 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Mohammad Reza Sarjoughian Fereshte Rahmani Shamsozoha Abolmaali Shakiba Darvish Alipour Astaneh Source Type: research

The morphological and biological characteristics of a virulent PI phage isolated from slaughterhouse sewage in Shiraz, Iran
CONCLUSION: These results indicate that the phage PI is a newly discovered phage against E. coli O157:H7 in Iran which may be recommended to use as bio-control purposes.PMID:33613917 | PMC:PMC7884271 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5037 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sepideh Khalatbari-Limaki Saeid Hosseinzadeh Seyed Shahram Shekarforoush Enayat Berizi Source Type: research

The gender differences as a risk factor in diabetic patients with COVID-19
Iran J Microbiol. 2020 Dec;12(6):625-628. doi: 10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5038.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In a Turkish cohort study, we revealed first time in literature the gender differences in admission to hospital and rates of mortality for diabetic patients with COVID-19.MATERIALS AND METHODS: The demographics, length of stay, mortality rates and concomitant chronic metabolic diseases of 152 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 were found in our hospital electronic document system (Probel) and recorded in excel files for further statistical analysis.RESULTS: In the mortality group (n:22), the numbers of men and women were...
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Tahir Belice Ismail Demir Source Type: research

The dysregulation of microarray gene expression in cervical cancer is associated with overexpression of a unique messenger RNA signature
CONCLUSION: Dysregulation of several mRNA signatures are a common feature of CC and can be potentially used as diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers as well as can be applied to therapeutic targets for CC treatment.PMID:33613919 | PMC:PMC7884268 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5039 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Seyedeh Zahra Mousavi Vahdat Poortahmasebi Talat Mokhtari-Azad Shohreh Shahmahmoodi Mohammad Farahmand Mahdieh Farzanehpour Somayeh Jalilvand Source Type: research

The association of conditioning regimen with cytomegalovirus reactivation after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
CONCLUSION: Our findings suggest the conditioning regimen, aGVHD and ATG as influencing factors for early CMV reactivation post-HSCT which should be considered in the future studies.PMID:33613920 | PMC:PMC7884275 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5040 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Masoud Mardani Sara Abolghasemi Shiva Shabani Farzaneh Tavakoli Anahita Saeedi Sayeh Parkhideh Abbas Hajifathali Source Type: research

Prevalence of hepatitis C among haemodialysis patients in a tertiary care hospital in south India
CONCLUSION: This is the first study from the southern state of Kerala in India showing the prevalence of HCV among hemodialysis patients by PCR. Our study showed an overall HCV prevalence of 8% by PCR. All the PCR positive samples were negative by 3rd generation ELISA which is an alarming finding and further justifies the need for PCR for detecting HCV.PMID:33613921 | PMC:PMC7884274 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5041 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Anitha Madhavan Arun Sachu Anu Kumar Balakrishnan Anu Vasudevan Sobha Balakrishnan Jayalakshmi Vasudevapanicker Source Type: research

Prevalence of hepatitis C virus genotypes in HIV positive patients referring to the consultation center for behavioral diseases, Sanandaj, Iran
CONCLUSION: The present study reveals that HIV/HCV co-infection is high in the study population. It is recommended similar studies should be done in other HIV infected populations for management of HIV/HCV co-infection.PMID:33613922 | PMC:PMC7884272 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5042 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Samira Amini Mazaher Khodabandehloo Source Type: research

Altered severity of the current SARS-CoV-2 in the Kurdistan region of Iraq
Iran J Microbiol. 2020 Dec;12(6):657-660. doi: 10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5043.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33613923 | PMC:PMC7884266 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5043 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Safin Hussein Karzan Qurbani Haider Hamzah Elahe Motevaseli Source Type: research

Enhancing the indicator for COVID-19 confirmed cases
Iran J Microbiol. 2020 Dec;12(6):505-507. doi: 10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5023.NO ABSTRACTPMID:33613903 | PMC:PMC7884284 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5023 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Masoud Ferdosi Ehsan Mostafavi Source Type: research

Detection of toxin-producing < em > Corynebacterium diphtheriae < /em > from throat swabs of diphtheria patients using duplex real-time PCR
CONCLUSION: Duplex real-time PCR increases the rate of laboratory diagnosis of diphtheria, compared to the standard method to detect potentially toxigenic C. diphtheriae.PMID:33613904 | PMC:PMC7884264 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5024 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Yeva Rosana Luh Inta Prilandari Ruhsyahadati Ajisman Teguh Sarry Hartono Andi Yasmon Source Type: research

Molecular detection of < em > Propionibacterium acnes < /em > in biopsy samples of intervertebral disc with modic changes in patients undergoing herniated disc surgery
CONCLUSION: Based on the results, lumbar disc infection with P. acnes may play a significant role in causing Modic changes and the progression of the disease in patients with LBP.PMID:33613905 | PMC:PMC7884273 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5025 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sharif Najafi Pedram Mahmoudi Seyed Alireza Bassampour Babak Shekarchi Mohammad Soleimani Mojgan Mohammadimehr Source Type: research

Detection of zoonotic diarrheagenic pathotypes of < em > Escherichia coli < /em > in healthy household dogs
CONCLUSION: These results collectively indicate that healthy household dogs probably are the mild reservoir of potential virulent E. coli strains with possible active transmission to their contact owner. However, even non-pet owners seemed to be a notable source of intestinal pathotypes, especially EPEC, for their environment. Transmission of E. coli pathotypes may occurs by direct contact with the reservoirs or ingestion of contaminated food. These pathotypes are potentially virulent and creates public health hazards. Further studies are needed for better understanding of dissemination mechanisms of E. coli pathotypes amo...
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Asma Askari Reza Ghanbarpour Baharak Akhtardanesh Mohammad Reza Aflatoonian Hamid Sharifi Maziar Jajarmi Reza Molaei Source Type: research

The incidence and antimicrobial resistance of < em > Arcobacter < /em > species in animal and poultry meat samples at slaughterhouses in Iran
CONCLUSION: Poultry meat is a potential source of infection with Arcobacter that must be considered in slaughterhouses in Iran. Arcobacter species showed sensitivity for a broad spectrum of antibiotics that can be used during infection with Arcobacter species.PMID:33613907 | PMC:PMC7884276 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5027 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sepideh Khodamoradi Ramin Abiri Source Type: research

Prevalence, genotyping and antibiotic resistance of < em > Listeria monocytogenes < /em > and < em > Escherichia coli < /em > in fresh beef and chicken meats marketed in Zanjan, Iran
CONCLUSION: This study shows an insight of the current status of beef and chicken meat contamination maketed in Zanjan, Iran with E. coli and L. monocytogenes isolates (high contamination rate), their genotypic profile, epidemiological relationship and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that should be considered as a significant public health concern in Zanjan, Iran.PMID:33613908 | PMC:PMC7884267 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5028 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Parisa Farhoumand Hassan Hassanzadazar Mohammad Soleiman Soltanpour Majid Aminzare Zahra Abbasi Source Type: research

Plasmid profiles and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of bacteria isolated from abattoirs wastewater within Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria
CONCLUSION: It was concluded from this study that wastewaters from the abattoirs were contaminated by bacteria with high MAR index. Most of these bacteria borne their antibiotic resistant factors in their plasmid.PMID:33613909 | PMC:PMC7884279 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5029 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Sule Ismaila Olawale Odebisi-Omokanye Mutiat Busayo Oladunjoye Iyiola Olatunji Muhammed Mariam Olanrewaju Sariyat Olayinka Source Type: research

Using autochthonous < em > Bdellovibrio < /em > as a predatory bacterium for reduction of Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria in urban wastewater and reuse it
CONCLUSION: These autochthonous Bdellovibrio strains are proposed to use for bio-control of Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria in wastewater and reuse it for irrigation in arid regions.PMID:33613910 | PMC:PMC7884277 | DOI:10.18502/ijm.v12i6.5030 (Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology)
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - February 22, 2021 Category: Microbiology Authors: Neda Jafarian Abbas Akhavan Sepahi Nafiseh Sadat Naghavi Farzaneh Hosseini Jamileh Nowroozi Source Type: research