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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325171/pregnancy-and-neonatal-outcomes-among-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-women-in-a-large-italian-teaching-hospital-a-30-year-retrospective-study
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S Grignolo, R Agnello, D Gerbaldo, C Gotta, C Alicino, F Del Puente, L Taramasso, B Bruzzone, C Gustavino, S Trasino, A DE Maria, G Icardi, C Viscoli, A DI Biagio
The primary study objective was to investigate three decades from 1985 to 2014 of changes in pregnancies among HIV-infected women. The secondary objective was to assess risk factors associated with preterm delivery and severe small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants in HIV-infected women. A retrospective review of deliveries among pregnant HIV-infected women at the University of Genoa and IRCCS San Martino-IST in Genoa between 1985 and 2014 was performed. Univariate and multivariable analyses were used to study the variables associated with neonatal outcomes...
March 22, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325163/proton-pump-inhibitors-as-a-risk-factor-for-norovirus-infection
#2
C Prag, M Prag, H Fredlund
Norovirus causes viral gastroenteritis, which is a major problem in health care. The disease causes death in elderly and seriously ill patients, and results in significant health costs each year. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) reduce gastric acidity, which is an important protection against microorganisms. We hypothesised that treatment with PPIs increases the risk of contracting norovirus infection. This has not previously been studied. The study was a retrospective case-control study, in which 192 hospitalised patients positive for norovirus in Örebro County, Sweden, were identified as cases...
March 22, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318472/antimicrobial-resistance-penicillin-binding-protein-sequences-and-pilus-islet-carriage-in-relation-to-clonal-evolution-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotype-19a-in-russia-2002-2013
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N Mayanskiy, T Savinova, N Alyabieva, O Ponomarenko, E Brzhozovskaya, A Lazareva, L Katosova, R Kozlov
Clonal changes of serotype 19A pneumococci have been appreciated in conjunction with growing prevalence of this serotype after implementation of the seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7). In the present study, we characterized serotype 19A pneumococci collected in Russia within a decade preceding the implementation of PCV vaccination and described their clonal evolution. We retrospectively analyzed non-invasive serotype 19A isolates collected in 2002-2013. All isolates were subjected to multilocus sequence typing, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, determination of macrolide resistance genotype, molecular detection of pilus islet (PI) carriage, sequencing of penicillin-binding protein (PBP) genes...
March 20, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318456/international-outbreak-of-multiple-salmonella-serotype-infections-linked-to-sprouted-chia-seed-powder-usa-and-canada-2013-2014
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R R Harvey, K E Heiman Marshall, L Burnworth, M Hamel, J Tataryn, J Cutler, K Meghnath, A Wellman, K Irvin, L Isaac, K Chau, A Locas, J Kohl, P A Huth, D Nicholas, E Traphagen, K Soto, L Mank, K Holmes-Talbot, M Needham, A Barnes, B Adcock, L Honish, L Chui, M Taylor, C Gaulin, S Bekal, B Warshawsky, L Hobbs, L R Tschetter, A Surin, S Lance, M E Wise, I Williams, L Gieraltowski
Salmonella is a leading cause of bacterial foodborne illness. We report the collaborative investigative efforts of US and Canadian public health officials during the 2013-2014 international outbreak of multiple Salmonella serotype infections linked to sprouted chia seed powder. The investigation included open-ended interviews of ill persons, traceback, product testing, facility inspections, and trace forward. Ninety-four persons infected with outbreak strains from 16 states and four provinces were identified; 21% were hospitalized and none died...
March 20, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294099/tetanus-vaccination-antibody-persistence-and-decennial-booster-a-serosurvey-of-university-students-and-at-risk-workers
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M Borella-Venturini, C Frasson, F Paluan, D DE Nuzzo, G DI Masi, M Giraldo, F Chiara, A Trevisan
The aim of the present research is to verify the immune status against tetanus in students and workers exposed to risk and to ascertain whether a decennial booster is necessary. Antibodies against tetanus were measured in 1433 workers and students of Padua University (Italy). The enrolment criterion was the ability to provide a booklet of vaccinations released by a public health office. The influence of age, gender, the number of vaccine doses, and the interval since the last dose was determined. Ten years after the last dose, the majority of subjects (95·0%) displayed an antibody titre above the protective level (⩾0·10 IU/ml), and half of these (49·1%) had a long-term protective level (⩾1·0 IU/ml)...
March 15, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294087/a-large-outbreak-of-acute-gastroenteritis-in-shippensburg-pennsylvania-1972-revisited-evidence-for-common-source-exposure-to-a-recombinant-gii-pg-gii-3-norovirus
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J A Johnson, G I Parra, E A Levenson, K Y Green
Historical outbreaks can be an important source of information in the understanding of norovirus evolution and epidemiology. Here, we revisit an outbreak of undiagnosed gastroenteritis that occurred in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania in 1972. Nearly 5000 people fell ill over the course of 10 days. Symptoms included diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and fever, lasting for a median of 24 h. Using current techniques, including next-generation sequencing of full-length viral genomic amplicons, we identified an unusual norovirus recombinant (GII...
March 15, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294081/impacts-of-ambient-temperature-on-the-burden-of-bacillary-dysentery-in-urban-and-rural-hefei-china
#7
J Cheng, M Y Xie, K F Zhao, J J Wu, Z W Xu, J Song, D S Zhao, K S Li, X Wang, H H Yang, L Y Wen, H Su, S L Tong
Bacillary dysentery continues to be a major health issue in developing countries and ambient temperature is a possible environmental determinant. However, evidence about the risk of bacillary dysentery attributable to ambient temperature under climate change scenarios is scarce. We examined the attributable fraction (AF) of temperature-related bacillary dysentery in urban and rural Hefei, China during 2006-2012 and projected its shifting pattern under climate change scenarios using a distributed lag non-linear model...
March 15, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290915/knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-regarding-rabies-risk-in-community-members-and-healthcare-professionals-p%C3%A3-tionville-haiti-2013
#8
N Fenelon, P Dely, M A Katz, N D Schaad, A Dismer, D Moran, F Laraque, R M Wallace
Haiti has the highest human rabies burden in the Western Hemisphere. There is no published literature describing the public's perceptions of rabies in Haiti, information that is critical to developing effective interventions and government policies. We conducted a knowledge, attitudes and practices survey of 550 community members and 116 health professionals in Pétionville, Haiti in 2013 to understand the perception of rabies in these populations. The majority of respondents (85%) knew that dogs were the primary reservoir for rabies, yet only 1% were aware that bats and mongooses could transmit rabies...
March 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274291/an-audit-of-cryptosporidium-and-giardia-detection-in-scottish-national-health-service-diagnostic-microbiology-laboratories
#9
C L Alexander, S Currie, K Pollock, A Smith-Palmer, B L Jones
Giardia duodenalis and Cryptosporidium species are protozoan parasites capable of causing gastrointestinal disease in humans and animals through the ingestion of infective faeces. Whereas Cryptosporidium species can be acquired locally or through foreign travel, there is the mis-conception that giardiasis is considered to be largely travel-associated, which results in differences in laboratory testing algorithms. In order to determine the level of variation in testing criteria and detection methods between diagnostic laboratories for both pathogens across Scotland, an audit was performed...
March 9, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270252/differences-between-migrants-and-spanish-born-population-through-the-hiv-care-cascade-catalonia-an-analysis-using-multiple-data-sources
#10
J Reyes-Urueña, C Campbell, C Hernando, N Vives, C Folch, L Ferrer, L Fernández-López, A Esteve, J Casabona
Migrants are considered a key group at risk for HIV infection. This study describes differences between migrants and the Spanish-born population as they progress through the HIV care cascade in Catalonia, Spain. This study found that among people reached by prevention activities, migrants had a higher number of barriers to access HIV testing services than Spanish-born people, driven primarily by shared risk factors. Between 2001 and 2013, 9829 new HIV diagnoses were reported in Catalonia, the proportion of migrants increasing from 24% in 2001 to 41% in 2013...
March 8, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264756/systematic-review-of-risk-prediction-scores-for-surgical-site-infection-or-periprosthetic-joint-infection-following-joint-arthroplasty
#11
S K Kunutsor, M R Whitehouse, A W Blom, A D Beswick
Accurate identification of individuals at high risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) or periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) influences clinical decisions and development of preventive strategies. We aimed to determine progress in the development and validation of risk prediction models for SSI or PJI using a systematic review. We searched for studies that have developed or validated a risk prediction tool for SSI or PJI following joint replacement in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science and Cochrane databases; trial registers and reference lists of studies up to September 2016...
March 7, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264733/pneumococcal-nasopharyngeal-carriage-among-children-in-brazil-prior-to-the-introduction-of-the-10-valent-conjugate-vaccine-a-culture-and-pcr-based-survey
#12
H G Rodrigues, T C A Pinto, R R Barros, L M Teixeira, F P G Neves
We performed two different approaches (broth enrichment step prior to culture (BEC) and PCR (BEPCR)) for detecting Streptococcus pneumoniae from nasopharyngeal specimens collected from 242 children aged <6 years attending one hospital (n = 140) and one childcare centre (n = 102) in a major urban area in Brazil. These specimens were collected immediately before the introduction of the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) and the 13-valent vaccine (PCV13) for routine use in Brazil. Results were compared with previous findings obtained with direct culture (DC) on a selective medium...
March 7, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264732/epidemiology-of-escherichia-coli-serogroups-o26-o103-o111-and-o145-in-very-young-bobby-calves-in-the-north-island-new-zealand
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H Irshad, A L Cookson, D J Prattley, J Marshall, N P French
The prevalence and spatial distribution of Escherichia coli serogroups O26, O103, O111 and O145 in calves 70% similarity) using pulsed field gel electrophoresis. Mapping of the farms showed the presence of farms positive for O26, O103 and O145 in three important dairy producing regions of the North Island. Calves positive for O103 were more likely to be positive for O26 and vice versa (P = 0·04). Similarly, calves positive for O145 were more likely to be positive for O103 and vice versa (P = 0·03). This study demonstrates that non-O157 E...
March 7, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260537/characterisation-of-invasive-clinical-haemophilus-influenzae-isolates-in-queensland-australia-using-whole-genome-sequencing
#14
M Staples, R M A Graham, A V Jennison
Haemophilus influenzae is an important aetiological organism of both adult and child respiratory disease. The number of non-typeable (NTHi) invasive H. influenzae isolates referred to the Queensland (QLD) Public Health Microbiology laboratory has increased notably year-by-year. In this study we used whole-genome sequencing to molecularly characterise 100 referred invasive H. influenzae, including 74 NTHi isolates over a 15-year period, observing the carriage of capsular and putative virulence genes, including the major adhesins, antimicrobial resistance genes and population diversity...
March 6, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260536/nationwide-investigation-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-among-cattle-in-japan-revealed-the-risk-factors-and-potentially-virulent-subgroups
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K Lee, M Kusumoto, T Iwata, S Iyoda, M Akiba
A nationwide study of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) was performed to determine the prevalence, characteristics and risk factors for fecal shedding of STEC among cattle in Japan. Information on rearing practices was also collected to identify risk factors for fecal shedding of STEC. STEC was isolated from 24·1% of samples (133/551) collected from 59·1% of farms (65/110). Bayesian clustering using the virulence marker profiles of the isolates subdivided the isolates into four genetically distinct groups, two of which corresponded to eae- or saa-positive STEC, which can cause severe disease in human...
March 6, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253939/estimating-gonorrhoea-prevalence-in-young-heterosexual-men-and-women-attending-community-based-sexual-health-services-to-inform-decisions-on-gonorrhoea-testing
#16
K Town, M Furegato, N Field, G Hughes
In England, dual tests detecting chlamydia and gonorrhoea are used in specialist and community-based sexual health services (SHSs). Test performance is poor when prevalence is low, therefore UK national guidelines recommend against opportunistic gonorrhoea screening unless there is a clear local public health need. While surveillance data on gonorrhoea prevalence is comprehensive in specialist SHSs, it is sparse in community SHSs. We aimed to estimate gonorrhoea prevalence in heterosexual men and women aged 15-24 attending community SHSs to inform testing care pathways...
March 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249638/comparison-of-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-qft-git-and-tuberculin-skin-test-tst-for-diagnosis-of-latent-tuberculosis-in-haemodialysis-hd-patients-a-meta-analysis-of-%C3%AE%C2%BA-estimates
#17
E Ayubi, A Doosti-Irani, A Sanjari Moghaddam, S Khazaei, K Mansori, S Safiri, M Sani, E Mostafavi
Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is a concern in haemodialysis (HD) patients. Many studies have compared QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) and tuberculin skin test (TST) for detecting LTBI and reported the κ statistic of agreement between QFT-GIT and TST in HD patients. The present study aimed to systematically review this literature and conduct meta-analysis of individual studies that estimated the κ between QFT-GIT with TST among HD patients. All relevant published studies that were available as full-text were obtained by searching Medline (1950), Web of Sciences (1945), Scopus (1973) through May 2016...
March 2, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249635/using-record-linkage-to-examine-testing-patterns-for-respiratory-viruses-among-children-born-in-western-australia
#18
F J Lim, C C Blyth, A D Keil, N DE Klerk, H C Moore
Changes in respiratory pathogen testing can affect disease burden estimates. Using linked data, we describe changes in respiratory virus testing among children born in Western Australia in 1996-2012. We extracted data on respiratory specimens from these children from birth to age 9 years. We estimated testing rates by age, year, Aboriginal status and geographical location. Predictors of testing among children hospitalised at least once before their 10th birthday were identified using logistic regression. We compared detection methods for respiratory viruses from nasal/nasopharyngeal (NP) specimens by age and year...
March 2, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249631/expansion-of-spatial-and-host-range-of-puumala-virus-in-sweden-an-increasing-threat-for-humans
#19
O Borg, M Wille, P Kjellander, U A Bergvall, P-E Lindgren, J Chirico, Å Lundkvist
Hantaviruses are globally distributed and cause severe human disease. Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) is the most common species in Northern Europe, and the only hantavirus confirmed to circulate in Sweden, restricted to the northern regions of the country. In this study, we aimed to further add to the natural ecology of PUUV in Sweden by investigating prevalence, and spatial and host species infection patterns. Specifically, we wanted to ascertain whether PUUV was present in the natural reservoir, the bank vole (Myodes glareolus) further south than Dalälven river, in south-central Sweden, and whether PUUV can be detected in other rodent species in addition to the natural reservoir...
March 2, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241898/environmental-factors-associated-with-childhood-norovirus-diarrhoea-in-le%C3%A3-n-nicaragua
#20
S Becker-Dreps, C C Cuthbertson, F Bucardo, J Vinje, M Paniagua, S Giebultowicz, F Espinoza, M Emch
Norovirus is detected in one in five diarrhoea episodes in children, yet little is known about environmental risk factors associated with this disease, especially in low-income settings. The objective of this study was to examine environmental risk factors, and spatial and seasonal patterns of norovirus diarrhoea episodes in children in León, Nicaragua. We followed a population-based cohort of children under age 5 years for norovirus diarrhoea over a 1-year period. At baseline, characteristics of each household were recorded...
February 28, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
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