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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652217/tuberculosis-and-diabetes-in-nigerian-patients-with-and-without-hiv
#1
Lovett Lawson, Magdalena Muc, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, Chijioke Iweha, Blessing Opoola, Saddiq Abdurhaman, John D Bimba, Luis E Cuevas
BACKGROUND: Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (DM) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) increase the risk of Tuberculosis (TB). The frequency of DM among patients with TB with and without HIV is poorly documented in many LMIC. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional hospital-based study in Abuja, Nigeria. Adults with presumptive TB were screened consecutively using sputum culture for TB and blood for HIV screening, Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) and glycolisated haemoglobin (HbA1c) for diagnosis...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652216/fungemia-and-necrotic-lymph-node-infection-with-sporopachydermia-cereana-in-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#2
Craig Kingston, Michael Medinger, Florian Banderet-Uglioni, Stefano Bassetti, Mario Bargetzi, Sebastian Haubitz, Christoph A Fux, Veronika Bättig, Daniel Goldenberger, Jakob Passweg, Marc Heizmann
Sporopachydermia cereana is a rare yeast found in necrotic cactus-tissue, predominantly in the Americas. Infection in humans with clinical data has only been reported in four patients so far, all of whom died, either directly from the pathogen or from other complications of immunosuppression. Treatment of the yeast is complicated by difficulties in identification of the pathogen with conventional diagnostic techniques and by intrinsic resistance to echinocandins. We present herewith the first patient who survived a disseminated infection with S...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652215/histoplasma-capsulatum-in-the-bone-marrow-of-an-hiv-infected-patient
#3
Isaí Medina-Piñón, Pedro Hernández-Rodríguez, Silvia Estela Haces-Rodríguez, Luis Arturo Acosta-Calderón
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652214/elevated-levels-of-vwf-and-hmgb1-are-associated-with-disease-severity-and-clinical-outcome-of-scrub-typhus
#4
Hongliu Chen, Zong Ning, Ying Qiu, Yuanli Liao, Haihua Chang, Yuanyuan Ai, Yinghua Wei, Yiming Deng, Ying Shen
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate whether von Willebrand factor (vWF) and high mobility group box 1(HMGB1) were associated with severity and clinical outcome of scrub typhus and to seek novel biomarkers for surveillance and prognosis prediction of this infection. METHODS: Serum concentrations of vWF and HMGB1 were measured twice by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for scrub typhus patients (n = 103), one prior to doxycycline therapy and the other at the 7th day of doxycycline therapy, and once for health controls (n = 32)...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652213/the-efficacy-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-67-ga-spect-ct-in-diagnosing-fever-of-unknown-origin
#5
Bor-Tau Hung, Pei-Wen Wang, Yu-Jih Su, Wen-Chi Huang, Yen-Hsiang Chang, Shu-Hua Huang, Chiung-Chih Chang
OBJECTIVE: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a diagnostic challenge. We aimed to assess the efficacy of (18)F-FDG PET/CT and (67)Ga SPECT/CT in diagnosing FUO. METHODS: A total of 68 patients with FUO underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT and (67)Ga SPECT/CT from January 2013 through May 2016. Images were read independently. The imaging results were compared with the final diagnosis and categorized as helpful in diagnosis or noncontributory to diagnosis in clinical setting...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602726/the-changing-molecular-epidemiology-of-hiv-in-the-philippines
#6
Edsel Maurice T Salvaña, Brian E Schwem, Patrick R Ching, Simon D W Frost, Sharie Keanne C Ganchua, Jill R Itable
BACKGROUND: The Philippines has one of the fastest-growing HIV epidemics in the world. Possible reasons for this include increased testing, increased local transmission, and possibly more aggressive strains of HIV. This study sought to determine whether local molecular subtypes of HIV have changed. METHODS: Viruses from 81 newly diagnosed, treatment-naive HIV patients were genotyped using protease and reverse transcriptase genes. Demographic characteristics and CD4 count data were collected...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645569/impact-of-end-stage-kidney-disease-on-costs-and-outcomes-of-clostridium-difficile-infection
#7
Abhinav Goyal, Kshitij Chatterjee, Sujani Yadlapati, Janani Rangaswami
OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of ESKD on outcomes of Clostridium difficile infection including complications of infection, length of hospital stay, overall mortality, and health care burden. DESIGN: or methods National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database created by Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for the years 2009 through 2013 was used. Manufacturer provided sampling weights were used to produce national estimates. RESULTS: All cause unadjusted in-hospital mortality for patients with CDI and ESKD was significantly higher compared to those without ESKD (11...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602727/emergence-of-a-multidrug-resistant-citrobacter-freundii-of-sequence-type-8-harboring-an-unusual-vim-4-gene-cassette-in-poland
#8
Piotr Majewski, Piotr Wieczorek, Izabela Łapuć, Dominika Ojdana, Anna Sieńko, Paweł Sacha, Janusz Kłoczko, Elżbieta Tryniszewska
OBJECTIVES: The growing incidence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria is an emerging challenge in modern medicine. The utility of carbapenems, which are considered 'last-line' agents, is being diminished by the growing incidence of various resistance mechanisms in Gram-negative bacteria. A molecular investigation was performed of an MDR carbapenem-resistant Citrobacter freundii of sequence type 8 (ST8) isolated from a hematology patient with acute myeloid leukemia. METHODS: Multilocus sequence typing and analysis of the nucleotide sequence of the class I integron were performed using PCR and Sanger sequencing...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625839/surveillance-of-upper-respiratory-infections-by-using-newly-multiplex-pcr-assay-compared-to-conventional-methods-during-influenza-season-in-taiwan
#9
Shu-Chun Chiu, Yung-Cheng Lin, Hsiao-Chi Wang, Jen-Jen Hsu, Ting-Kai Yeh, Hsin-Fu Liu, Jih-Hui Lin
OBJECTIVES: To improve the diagnosis of laboratory surveillance, we conducted influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance by using newly multiplex PCR Assay (FilmArray) compared to conventional methods during winter period in Taiwan. METHODS: Throat swabs from ILI patients presenting to physicians in sentinel practices were collected during 2016-2017 influenza season. RESULTS: A total of 52 samples were tested positive by FilmArray-Respiratory Panel, 40% of them were influenza A virus, subtype H3N2 viruses were the major epidemic strains...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625838/comparison-of-time-to-detection-values-between-bact-alert-%C3%A2-virtuo%C3%A2-and-bact-alert-%C3%A2-3d-instruments-for-clinical-blood-cultures-samples
#10
Francesco Congestrì, Maria Federica Pedna, Michela Fantini, Michela Samuelli, Pasqua Schiavone, Arianna Torri, Stefania Bertini, Vittorio Sambri
OBJECTIVES: The early detection of bacteraemia and fungemia is of paramount importance to guide the antimicrobial therapy in septic patients. In this study the "time to detection" (TTD) values for the new blood culture system BacT/ALERT(®) VIRTUO™ (VIRTUO) was evaluated in 1462 positive clinical bottles and compared with the TTD identified for 1601 positive clinical bottles incubated in the BacT/ALERT(®) 3D (BTA 3D). METHODS: The most representative microorganisms isolated from bottles incubated in both blood culture systems were divided into 8 categories (in order of frequency): Coagulase-Negative-Staphylococci (CoNS), Escherichia coli, Enterobacteriaceae (other than E...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627432/high-diversity-of-multidrug-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-central-asian-strain-isolates-in-nepal
#11
Yogendra Shah, Bhagwan Maharjan, Jeewan Thapa, Ajay Poudel, Hassan Mahmoud Diab, Basu Dev Pandey, Eddie Solo, Norikazu Isoda, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Chie Nakajima
OBJECTIVES: Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) poses a major public health problem in Nepal. Although it has been reported as one of the dominant genotypes of MTB in Nepal, little information on the Central Asian Strain (CAS) family is available, especially isolates related to multidrug resistance (MDR) cases. Here, we aimed to elucidate the genetic and epidemiological characteristics of MDR CAS isolates in Nepal. METHODS: A total of 145 MDR CAS isolates collected in Nepal from 2008 to 2013 were characterized by spoligotyping, mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit-variable number tandem repeat (MIRU-VNTR) analysis and drug resistance-associating gene sequencing...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627431/evaluation-of-the-quantamatrix-multiplexed-assay-platform-system-for-simultaneous-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-and-the-rifampicin-resistance-gene-using-culture-positive-mycobacteria
#12
Hye-Young Wang, Young Uh, Seoyong Kim, Tae-Sun Shim, Hyeyoung Lee
BACKGROUND: The differentiation of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) from non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is of primary importance for infection control and the selection of anti-tuberculosis drugs. Up to date data on rifampicin (RIF)-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is essential for the early management of multidrug-resistant TB. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of a newly developed multiplexed, bead-based bioassay (Quantamatrix Multiplexed Assay Platform, QMAP) for the rapid differentiation of 23 Mycobacterium species including MTBC and RIF-resistant strains...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627430/changes-in-eosinophil-count-during-bacterial-infection-revisiting-an-old-marker-to-assess-the-efficacy-of-antimicrobial-therapy
#13
B Davido, S Makhloufi, M Matt, R Calin, O Senard, C Perronne, A Dinh, J Salomon
INTRODUCTION: Eosinopenia as a criterion of sepsis has been the subject of debate for decades. Different authors have proposed different cut-off values. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted from February to August 2016. Hospitalized adults suffering from a bacterial infection with eosinopenia, defined as an eosinophil count <100/mm(3), were included. Patients were divided into two groups according to the first day of effective antimicrobial therapy. They were observed for 5days in order to evaluate whether recovery from eosinopenia was predictive of an appropriate antibiotic regimen...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627429/impact-of-rotavirus-vaccination-on-child-mortality-morbidity-and-rotavirus-related-hospitalizations-in-bolivia
#14
Lucia Inchauste, Maritza Patzi, Kjetil Halvorsen, Susana Solano, Raul Montesano, Volga Iñiguez
BACKGROUND: The public health impact of rotavirus vaccination in countries with high child mortality rates remains to be established. The RV1 rotavirus vaccine was introduced in Bolivia in August 2008. This study describes the trends in deaths, hospitalizations, and healthcare visits due to acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and in rotavirus-related hospitalizations, among children <5 years of age, during the pre- and post-vaccination periods. METHODS: Data were obtained from the National Health Information System to calculate vaccine coverage and AGE-related health indicators...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627428/occupational-exposure-of-cashew-nut-workers-to-kyasanur-forest-disease-in-goa-india
#15
D Y Patil, P D Yadav, A M Shete, J Nuchina, R Meti, D Bhattad, S Someshwar, D T Mourya
A series of suspected cases of Kyasanur Forest disease (KFD) in subjects returning to Belgaum in Karnataka State from Goa, India, is reported herein. KFD was confirmed in 13 out of 76 cases, either by real time RT-PCR or IgM ELISA. No case fatality was recorded. KFD virus positivity was also recorded among humans and monkeys from Sattari taluk in Goa during the same period. The envelope gene sequence of positive human samples from Belgaum showed highest identity of 99.98% to 99.99% with sequences of KFD virus isolated from human cases and monkeys from Goa...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627427/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-once-daily-single-tablet-regimen-of-tenofovir-lamivudine-and-efavirenz-assessed-at-144-weeks-among-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-and-experienced-hiv-1-infected-thai-adults
#16
Anchalee Avihingsanon, Wirach Maek-A-Nantawat, Sivaporn Gatechompol, Vorapot Sapsirisavat, Wanida Thiansanguankul, Jiratchaya Sophonphan, Narujakorn Thammajaruk, Sasiwimol Ubolyam, David M Burger, Kiat Ruxrungtham
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of a new single-tablet regimen (STR) of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) 300mg, lamivudine (3TC) 300mg, and efavirenz (EFV) 600mg in HIV-infected Thai patients. METHODS: This was a prospective study performed for 144 weeks among 51 treatment-naïve patients and 49 experienced patients on separate tablets of TDF, 3TC, and EFV with HIV RNA<50 copies/ml. CD4, HIV RNA, liver and renal function, and lipid profiles were assessed at baseline, weeks 12, 24, and 48, and then every 24 weeks...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623054/detection-of-yellow-fever-virus-genomes-from-four-imported-cases-in-china
#17
Shujuan Cui, Yang Pan, Yanning Lyu, Zhichao Liang, Jie Li, Yulan Sun, Xiangfeng Dou, Lili Tian, Da Huo, Lijuan Chen, Xinyu Li, Quanyi Wang
Yellow fever virus (YFV), as the first proven human-pathogenic virus, is still a major public health problem with a dramatic upsurge in recent years. This is a report on four imported cases of yellow fever virus into China identified by whole genome sequencing. Phylogenetic analysis was performed and the results showed that these four viruses were highly homologous with Angola 71 strains (AY968064). In addition, effective mutations of amino acids were not observed in the E protein domain of four viruses, thus confirming the effectiveness of the YFV-17D vaccine (X03700)...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600148/yellow-fever-importation-to-china-a-failure-of-pre-and-post-travel-control-systems
#18
EDITORIAL
Patricia Schlagenhauf, Lin H Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610832/comparison-of-antimicrobial-activity-between-ceftolozane-tazobactam-and-ceftazidime-avibactam-against-multidrug-resistant-isolates-of-escherichia-coli-klebsiella-pneumoniae-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#19
Adnan Alatoom, Hashim Elsayed, Karen Lawlor, Laila AbdelWareth, Rania El-Lababidi, Lysettee Cardona, Mohammad Mooty, Maria-Fernanda Bonilla, Ahmad Nusair, Imran Mirza
OBJECTIVE: This study compared the activity of ceftolozane-tazobactam and ceftazidime-avibactam against 120 bacterial strains, including extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producers, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, isolated from patients admitted to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. METHODS: In vitro susceptibility was tested using the Etest strip minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) method, and PCR was used to characterize the carbapenemase enzymes produced by CRE strains...
June 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602765/epidemiological-characteristics-of-human-brucellosis-in-hamadan-province-during-2009-2015-results-from-the-national-notifiable-diseases-surveillance-system
#20
Shahrzad Nematollahi, Erfan Ayubi, Manoochehr Karami, Salman Khazaei, Masoud Shojaeian, Reza Zamani, Kamyar Mansori, Behzad Gholamaliee
BACKGROUND: Human brucellosis and recurrent brucellosis is an ever-increasing public health concern, especially in endemic areas like Iran. Nevertheless, little is known regarding the epidemiology and determinants of recurrent brucellosis. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate epidemiological patterns and potential determinants of recurrent brucellosis in Hamadan Province during the years 2009-2015. METHODS: Data on reported cases of new and recurrent brucellosis from 2009 to 2015 were obtained from the provincial Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System at Hamadan University of Medical Sciences...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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