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marzo 4, 2021

An Integrative Model Using Flow Cytometry Identifies Nosocomial Infection after Trauma

CONCLUSION: Combined clinical and FCM data can assist with early identification of posttraumatic infections. The presence of NK cells supports the innate immune response that occurs during acute inflammation. Further research is needed to determine the functional role of these innate cell phenotypes and their value in predictive models immediately after injury.

Recent advances in understanding and combatting <em>Mycoplasma genitalium</em>

Mycoplasma genitalium has emerged over the last 30 years as a sexually transmitted infection (STI). As data have accumulated, our understanding of this pathogen and its role in disease continues to evolve. This in turn creates new challenges and complexities. Questions remain regarding the natural history of M. genitalium, its contribution to disease and long-term sequelae. A decline in cure rates for first-line anti-microbials has been observed. This is likely in part due to high usage of…

When Multidrug-Resistant Organism (MDRO)-Positive ICU Patient Isolation and Cohorting Is Not Feasible, What Comes Next?

Background The need for the implementation of an infection prevention strategy that included patient isolation and a cohorting procedure emerged in our ICU. Yet, isolation, as well as cohorting, were not feasible due to certain barriers associated with a high colonization pressure, open-plan ICU, inadequate bed separation, a limited number of isolation rooms, and nursing shortage. Despite these limitations, we tried to upgrade our ICU’s infection prevention efforts by developing the «universal…

OTS964, a TOPK Inhibitor, Is Susceptible to ABCG2-Mediated Drug Resistance

OTS964 is a potent T-LAK cell-originated protein kinase (TOPK) inhibitor. Herein, we investigated the interaction of OTS964 and multidrug resistance (MDR)-associated ATP-binding cassette sub-family G member 2 (ABCG2). The cell viability assay indicated that the effect of OTS964 is limited in cancer drug-resistant and transfected cells overexpressing ABCG2. We found that the known ABCG2 transporter inhibitor has the ability to sensitize ABCG2-overexpressing cells to OTS964. In mechanism-based…