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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534089/comparison-of-microbiomes-between-red-poultry-mite-populations-dermanyssus-gallinae-predominance-of-bartonella-like-bacteria
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Jan Hubert, Tomas Erban, Jan Kopecky, Bruno Sopko, Marta Nesvorna, Martina Lichovnikova, Sabine Schicht, Christina Strube, Olivier Sparagano
Blood feeding red poultry mites (RPM) serve as vectors of pathogenic bacteria and viruses among vertebrate hosts including wild birds, poultry hens, mammals, and humans. The microbiome of RPM has not yet been studied by high-throughput sequencing. RPM eggs, larvae, and engorged adult/nymph samples obtained in four poultry houses in Czechia were used for microbiome analyses by Illumina amplicon sequencing of the 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene V4 region. A laboratory RPM population was used as positive control for transcriptome analysis by pyrosequencing with identification of sequences originating from bacteria...
May 22, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528880/lyme-borreliae-prevalence-and-genospecies-distribution-in-ticks-removed-from-humans
#2
Patrick Waindok, Sabine Schicht, Volker Fingerle, Christina Strube
Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most important human tick-borne disease, but Borrelia genospecies cause different clinical manifestations. Ticks of the genus Ixodes removed from humans between 2006 and 2012 were analysed for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (sl) infections. The majority of ticks originated from the Greater Hanover region in Northern Germany. The engorgement status varied over the entire spectrum from unengorged (no evidence of started blood feeding) to fully engorged. In the present study, prevalence data for B...
May 13, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528057/drains-and-blushes-a-case-of-impaired-venous-drainage-mimicking-pulmonary-torsion
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Nazia Alvi, Raju Z Abraham, Philip Alexander, Thomas Betlej, Arun Jagannathan
A 47-year-old woman underwent elective right upper lobectomy with pneumopexy for adenocarcinoma. On postoperative day 2, she had tachycardia, and her chest radiograph, bronchoscopy, and computed tomography chest scan were suspicious for pulmonary torsion. She underwent emergent thoracotomy, and the right middle lobe was not torsed; it was purple, engorged, and not ventilated. The patient did well after right middle lobectomy. We suspect compromised middle lobe pulmonary venous drainage due to angulation after compensatory expansion...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527785/the-effectiveness-of-a-fixed-dose-combination-pour-on-formulation-of-1-25-fipronil-and-2-5-fluazuron-against-economically-important-ectoparasites-and-associated-pharmacokinetics-in-cattle
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Welber Daniel Zanetti Lopes, Rafael Marin Chiummo, Luis Fernando Vettorato, Daniel de Castro Rodrigues, Rafael Bazaglia Sonada
The present work consisted of eight studies to evaluate the ectoparasiticidal spectrum and determine the pharmacokinetic parameters of a pour-on combination of fipronil 1.25mg/kg+fluazuron 2.5mg/kg for cattle against Rhipicephalus microplus, Haematobia irritans and the larvae of Dermatobia hominis and Cochliomyia hominivorax. The analysis fipronil and fluazuron were performed by liquid chromatography using a mass detector for the detection and quantification of analytes (LC-MS/MS). Additionally, in two of these studies, the animals were artificially infested with R...
May 17, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518080/rearing-ixodes-scapularis-the-black-legged-tick-feeding-immature-stages-on-mice
#5
Andrew B Nuss, Manoj G Mathew, Monika Gulia-Nuss
Ixodes scapularis, the vector of Lyme disease, is one of the most important disease vectors in the eastern and Midwestern United States. This species is a three host tick that requires a blood meal from a vertebrate host for each development stage, and the adult females require a blood meal for reproduction. Larval ticks attach to their host for 3 - 5 days for feeding and drop off the host when fully engorged. This dependency on several different hosts and the lengthy attachment time for engorgement complicates tick rearing in the laboratory setting...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506042/life-cycle-of-dermacentor-everestianus-hirst-1926-acari-ixodidae-under-laboratory-conditions
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Shang Jin, Tianhong Wang, Tuo Li, Ming Liu, Qingying Jia, Xiaolong Yang, Hui Wang, Zhijun Yu, Jingze Liu
This study investigated the development characteristics of Dermacentor everestianus under laboratory conditions. The time taken for D. everestianus to complete the whole life cycle was 110.2 days on average, and the average developmental durations of larvae and nymphs were 17.1 days and 29.5 days, respectively. The summation of the prefeeding, feeding, and preoviposition periods of females was 17.8 days, and the oviposition and egg incubation lasted for 18.1 days and 27.7 days, respectively. A highly positive correlation was observed between the weight of engorged female and the number of egg mass laid (r=0...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493036/life-cycle-of-amblyomma-oblongoguttatum-acari-ixodidae-under-laboratory-conditions
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Thiago F Martins, Hermes R Luz, João Luiz H Faccini, Marcelo B Labruna
This study evaluated for the first time the life cycle of Amblyomma oblongoguttatum in the laboratory. For this purpose, larvae and nymphs were exposed to Gallus gallus (chicks), Rattus norvegicus (wistar rat), Calomys callosus (vesper mouse), Oryctolagus cuniculus (domestic rabbit), Cavia porcellus (guinea pig), and Didelphis albiventris (white-eared opossum). Nymphs were exposed to G. gallus, C. callosus, C. porcellus, O. cuniculus, R. norvegicus, and Nectomys squamipes (water rat). Adult ticks were exposed to domestic dogs...
May 10, 2017: Experimental & Applied Acarology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481941/fine-structure-of-mouthparts-and-feeding-performance-of-pyrrhocoris-sibiricus-kuschakevich-with-remarks-on-the-specialization-of-sensilla-and-stylets-for-seed-feeding
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Yan Wang, Wu Dai
Mouthpart structure and feeding behavior in the temperate firebug, Pyrrhocoris sibiricus Kuschakevich, an important pest that feeds on seeds of leguminous and gramineous plants, are described for the first time. Mouthparts were observed using scanning electron microscopy to examine the external morphology, distribution and abundance of sensilla on mouthparts. Feeding performance by adults on both seeds and shoots were observed using a binocular microscope. The four-segmented labium contains 3 types of sensilla trichodea, 3 types of sensilla basiconica, 1 type of sensilla placodea and 1 type of sensilla campaniformia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463600/imaging-of-abdominal-and-pelvic-manifestations-of-graft-versus-host-disease-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Meghan G Lubner, Christine O Menias, Michelle Agrons, Kinan Alhalabi, Venkata S Katabathina, Khaled M Elsayes, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVE: Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a common complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). GVHD predominantly affects the skin, gastrointestinal system and hepatobiliary systems. Imaging findings in the gastrointestinal tract include bowel wall thickening with mucosal enhancement, mesenteric edema, and vascular engorgement. In the hepatobiliary system, hepatosplenomegaly, periportal edema, bile duct dilatation, and gallbladder and biliary wall thickening are seen...
May 2, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462495/cloning-and-expression-pattern-of-a-heat-shock-cognate-protein-70-gene-in-ticks-haemaphysalis-flava
#10
Lei Liu, Tian-Yin Cheng, Ya Yang
Ticks and tick-borne-diseases have serious public health implications, and screening feasible protein candidates for vaccines development is identified to be an effective alternative to control of tick infestations. In current study, we focused on cloning the full-length gene encoding a heat shock cognate protein 70 (Hsc70), a molecular chaperone of critical functional roles belonging to heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) family, in salivary glands of Haemaphysalis flava, namely Hf-Hsc70, and analyzing the expression of Hf-Hsc70 in different life phases, organs and ambient temperatures...
May 2, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449954/the-immunomodulatory-protein-rh36-is-relating-to-blood-feeding-success-and-oviposition-in-hard-ticks
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Fangfang Wang, Xiaojuan Lu, Fengxun Guo, Haiyan Gong, Houshuang Zhang, Yongzhi Zhou, Jie Cao, Jinlin Zhou
An immunomodulatory protein designated RH36 was identified in the tick Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides. The cDNA sequence of RH36 has 844bp and encodes a deduced protein with a predicted molecular weight of 24kDa. Bioinformatics analysis indicated that RH36 presented a degree of similarity of 34.36% with the immunomodulatory protein p36 from the tick Dermacentor andersoni. The recombinant RH36 (rRH36) expressed in Sf9 insect cells suppressed the T-lymphocyte mitogen-driven in vitro proliferation of splenocytes and the expression of several cytokines such as IL-2, IL-12, and TNF-α...
March 23, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435029/activity-of-carboxylesterases-glutathione-s-transferase-and-monooxygenase-on-rhipicephalus-microplus-exposed-to-fluazuron
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Fabrício Nascimento Gaudêncio, Guilherme Marcondes Klafke, Vinícius Menezes Tunholi-Alves, Thaís Paes Ferreira, Cristiane Nunes Coelho, Adivaldo Henrique da Fonseca, Isabele da Costa Angelo, Jairo Pinheiro
The objective of this study was to assess the effect of the exposure to fluazuron on the activity of common pesticide detoxification enzyme groups in the cattle tick (Rhipicephalus microplus). Engorged females of a susceptible strain (POA) and a resistant strain (Jaguar) were exposed in vitro to fluazuron and their eggs and larvae were used to compare the activities of the general esterases, mixed-function oxidases (MFO) and glutathione-S-transferase (GST). The results showed significant elevation in MFO contents and esterases activity in the resistant strain when compared with the susceptible strain, in eggs and larvae respectively...
April 20, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433729/comparative-vertical-transmission-of-rickettsia-by-dermacentor-variabilis-and-amblyomma-maculatum
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Emma K Harris, Victoria I Verhoeve, Kaikhushroo H Banajee, Jacqueline A Macaluso, Abdu F Azad, Kevin R Macaluso
The geographical overlap of multiple Rickettsia and tick species coincides with the molecular detection of a variety of rickettsial agents in what may be novel tick hosts. However, little is known concerning transmissibility of rickettsial species by various tick hosts. To examine the vertical transmission potential between select tick and rickettsial species, two sympatric species of ticks, Dermacentor variabilis and Amblyomma maculatum, were exposed to five different rickettsial species, including Rickettsia rickettsii, Rickettsia parkeri, Rickettsia montanensis, Rickettsia amblyommatis, or flea-borne Rickettsia felis...
April 6, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433728/vector-competence-of-amblyomma-americanum-acari-ixodidae-for-rickettsia-rickettsii
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Michael L Levin, Galina E Zemtsova, Lindsay F Killmaster, Alyssa Snellgrove, Lauren B M Schumacher
Rickettsia rickettsii - the etiologic agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) - is widely spread across the Americas. In the US, Dermacentor spp. ticks are identified as primary vectors of R. rickettsii and Rhipicephalus sanguineus s.l. has been implicated in transmission of this pathogen in several locations in the Southwest. Conversely, ticks of the genus Amblyomma are recognized vectors of RMSF in Central and South America, but not in the US. A. americanum is one of the most aggressive human-biting ticks in the US, whose geographical range overlaps with that of reported RMSF cases...
April 12, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427979/a-new-type-of-spinal-epidural-arteriovenous-fistulas-causes-spinal-epidural-hemorrhage-an-analysis-of-five-cases-and-natural-history-consideration
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Jia-Xing Yu, Tao Hong, Yong-Jie Ma, Feng Ling, Hong-Qi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural arteriovenous fistulas (SEDAVFs) are peculiar and poorly understood lesions with a poorly understood natural history. They are usually subclassified into two types according to their drainage components. This study aimed to describe a new type of SEDAVFs that is featured with a unique drainage pattern and present our natural history hypothesis of SEDAVFs. METHODS: Five SEDAVF cases of the new type were retrospectively reviewed from a high case-volume spinal vascular malformation database...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418698/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-mastitis-in-shiraz-iran-results-of-a-cohort-study
#16
Mahnaz Zarshenas, Yun Zhao, Shahnaz Poorarian, Colin W Binns, Jane A Scott
BACKGROUND: Approximately one in five Western women who breastfeed are likely to experience acute mastitis. This study investigated the incidence and risk factors of acute mastitis in a cohort of Iranian women. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Subjects were 672 participants of the Shiraz Infant Feeding Study conducted between June 2014 and March 2015. Mothers were recruited from the maternity ward and followed up at 1, 3, 4, and 6 months postpartum to obtain information on their breastfeeding practices and experiences...
April 18, 2017: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414671/three-s-a-crowd-an-extremely-rare-case-of-cor-triatriatum-dexter
#17
A Elagizi, R Marvin, G O'Bryan, V Vyas, L Arcement
INTRODUCTION: Cor triatriatum is a congenital cardiac anomaly in which the left (sinister) or right (dexter) atrium is divided into two compartments by residual embryonic tissue, resulting in a tri-atrial heart. As cor triatriatum dextrum can present clinically in various ways and have multiple associated cardiac anomalies, this report attempts to contribute to what is known about this exceedingly rare disorder. CASE: A 40 year old Hispanic man with a medical history of gastritis presented with complaints of palpitations, dizziness and bilateral lower extremity edema...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413384/pyogenic-granuloma-of-the-penis-an-uncommon-lesion-with-unusual-presentation
#18
Rateb F Katmeh, Luke Johnson, Eilis Kempley, Shrinal Kotecha, Wael Hamarneh, Sudhanshu Chitale
We present the case of a 37-year-old man who presented with a penile lesion that engorged on erection. Ultrasound examination demonstrated vascularity of the lesion and the decision was made to perform a complete excision. Histological analysis confirmed the diagnosis of a pyogenic granuloma of the penis. Follow-up demonstrated no recurrence at 3 months.
January 2017: Current Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405771/sacral-epidural-arteriovenous-fistulas-imitators-of-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-with-different-pathologic-anatomy-report-of-three-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Michael M Safaee, Aaron J Clark, Michael T Lawton
BACKGROUND: Sacral epidural arteriovenous fistulas (eAVFs) are rare and often misdiagnosed because of the incongruence between the thoracic level of clinical deficits and the sacral location of the offending pathology. Failure to diagnose this lesion delays treatment, resulting in prolonged venous hypertension in the cord, progressive neurological deterioration, and decreased chances of recovery. METHODS: A single-institution case series and the published literature were reviewed...
June 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399212/fossilized-mammalian-erythrocytes-associated-with-a-tick-reveal-ancient-piroplasms
#20
George Poinar
Ticks transmit a variety of pathogenic organisms to vertebrates, especially mammals. The fossil record of such associations is extremely rare. An engorged nymphal tick of the genus Ambylomma in Dominican amber was surrounded by erythrocytes from its mammalian host. Some of the exposed erythrocytes contained developmental stages of a hemoprotozoan resembling members of the Order Piroplasmida. The fossil piroplasm is described, its stages compared with those of extant piroplasms, and reasons provided why the mammalian host could have been a primate...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
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