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Ji Eun Park, Chi Young Kim, Moo Suk Park, Joo Han Song, Young Sam Kim, Jin Gu Lee, Hyo Chae Paik, Song Yee Kim
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that antibodies against human leukocyte antigen (HLA) are associated with worse outcomes in lung transplantation. However, little is known about the factors associated with outcomes following lung transplantation in Asia. Accordingly, we investigated the prevalence of anti-HLA antibodies in recipients before transplantation and assessed their impact on outcomes in Korea. METHODS: A single-center retrospective study was conducted...
March 12, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Rohan Ameratunga, Daman Langguth, David Hawkes
The autoimmune/autoinflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) was first described in 2011. The aluminium containing adjuvants of vaccines were stated to be one of the main causes of the condition. Other disorders associated with ASIA include siliconosis, Gulf war syndrome, sick building syndrome and the macrophagic myositis syndrome. We have recently reviewed ASIA as defined by its authors. We have shown that the definition of ASIA is imprecise and includes all patients with an autoimmune disorder as well as potentially the entire population...
March 8, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
Yahel Segal, Shani Dahan, Kassem Sharif, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Abdulla Watad, Howard Amital
Autoimmune Syndrome Induced by Adjuvant (ASIA) is a definition aimed to describe the common etiological process at the root of five clinical entities sharing similar symptomatology: macrophagic myofasciitis syndrome (MMF), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), sick building syndrome (SBS), siliconosis, and post vaccination autoimmune phenomena. ASIA illustrates the role of environmental immune stimulating agents, or adjuvants, in the instigation of complex autoimmune reactions among individuals bearing a genetic preponderance for autoimmunity...
March 8, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
Jiraprapa Wipasa, Romanee Chaiwarith, Kriangkrai Chawansuntati, Jutarat Praparattanapan, Kritsadee Rattanathammethee, Khuanchai Supparatpinyo
A major characteristic of immunodeficiency associated with life-threatening intracellular infection in adults is the presence of anti-interferon-γ antibodies. Although little is known about the mechanism underlying this syndrome, it is believed that the antibodies inhibit the activity of downstream signaling pathway of interferon-γ. In this study, the characteristics of these antibodies in patients who presented, or have a history of, intracellular infection and were positive to anti-interferon-γ antibodies were investigated...
January 1, 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
A Jiamsakul, M-P Lee, K V Nguyen, T P Merati, D D Cuong, R Ditangco, E Yunihastuti, S Ponnampalavanar, F Zhang, S Kiertiburanakul, A Avihingasanon, O T Ng, B L H Sim, W-W Wong, J Ross, M Law
SETTING: Tuberculosis (TB) is the most common human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) related opportunistic infection and cause of acquired immune-deficiency syndrome related death. TB often affects those from a low socio-economic background. OBJECTIVE: To assess the socio-economic determinants of TB in HIV-infected patients in Asia. DESIGN: This was a matched case-control study. HIV-positive, TB-positive cases were matched to HIV-positive, TB-negative controls according to age, sex and CD4 cell count...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Sanjeewa Jayachandra Rajakaruna, Wen-Bin Liu, Yi-Bo Ding, Guang-Wen Cao
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are serious problems for healthcare systems, especially in developing countries where public health infrastructure and technology for infection preventions remain undeveloped. Here, we characterized how strategy and technology could be mobilized to improve the effectiveness of infection prevention and control in hospitals during the outbreaks of Ebola, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Asia and West Africa. Published literature on the hospital-borne outbreaks of SARS, Ebola, and MERS in Asia and West Africa was comprehensively reviewed...
October 27, 2017: Military Medical Research
Aasiyah Chafekar, Burtram C Fielding
Human coronaviruses cause both upper and lower respiratory tract infections in humans. In 2012, a sixth human coronavirus (hCoV) was isolated from a patient presenting with severe respiratory illness. The 60-year-old man died as a result of renal and respiratory failure after admission to a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The aetiological agent was eventually identified as a coronavirus and designated Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). MERS-CoV has now been reported in more than 27 countries across the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and Asia...
February 24, 2018: Viruses
Caoyi Xue, Lifeng Pan, Weiping Zhu, Yuanping Wang, Huiqin Fu, Chang Cui, Lan Lu, Sun Qiao, Biao Xu
Background: Norovirus (NoV), a member of the Caliciviridae, is now recognized as the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) worldwide. Globally, the GII.4 Sydney_2012 variant has predominated in NoV-related AGE since 2012, although the novel variant GII.17 has also been reported as responsible for gastroenteritis outbreaks in East Asia since 2014. This study aimed to disclose the recent genotype patterns of NoV genogroup II (GII) presenting in AGE patients in Pudong New Area of Shanghai through a laboratory-based syndromic surveillance system...
2018: Gut Pathogens
Xinglong Yang, Bin Liu, Hao Shen, Shimei Li, Quanzhen Zhao, Ran An, Fayun Hu, Hui Ren, Yanming Xu, Zhong Xu
OBJECTIVE: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) and Parkinson's disease (PD) are common neurological disorders that respond to dopaminergic therapy. RLS prevalence among people with PD varies widely (0-38%) in the literature, complicating efforts to understand whether the two diseases might be associated. METHOD: The databases Web of Science, PubMed, Embase, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Wanfang, and SinoMed were searched for observational and case-control studies of RLS prevalence in PD...
March 2018: Sleep Medicine
Methichit Wattanapanitch, Nattaya Damkham, Ponthip Potirat, Kongtana Trakarnsanga, Montira Janan, Yaowalak U-Pratya, Pakpoom Kheolamai, Nuttha Klincumhom, Surapol Issaragrisil
BACKGROUND: Thalassemia is the most common genetic disease worldwide; those with severe disease require lifelong blood transfusion and iron chelation therapy. The definitive cure for thalassemia is allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which is limited due to lack of HLA-matched donors and the risk of post-transplant complications. Induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology offers prospects for autologous cell-based therapy which could avoid the immunological problems...
February 26, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
Lin H Chen, Karin Leder, Kira A Barbre, Patricia Schlagenhauf, Michael Libman, Jay Keystone, Marc Mendelson, Philippe Gautret, Eli Schwartz, Marc Shaw, Sue MacDonald, Anne McCarthy, Bradley A Connor, Douglas H Esposito, Davidson Hamer, Mary E Wilson
Background: Analysis of a large cohort of business travelers will help clinicians focus on frequent and serious illnesses. We aimed to describe travel-related health problems in business travelers. Methods: GeoSentinel Surveillance Network consists of 64 travel and tropical medicine clinics in 29 countries; descriptive analysis was performed on ill business travelers, defined as persons traveling for work, evaluated after international travel 1 January 1997 through 31 December 2014...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Travel Medicine
G Franzo, M Legnardi, C K Hjulsager, F Klaumann, L E Larsen, J Segales, M Drigo
Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV3) is a new species of the Circovirus genus, which has recently been associated with different clinical syndromes. Its presence has been reported in different countries of North and South America, Asia and recently also Europe (Poland). However, different from the other continents, no European PCV3 sequence is currently available in public databases. There is a strong need of epidemiological data and full-genome sequences from Europe because of its relevance in the understanding of PCV3 molecular epidemiology and control...
February 16, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Marisa Oliveira, Worachart Lert-Itthiporn, Bruno Cavadas, Verónica Fernandes, Ampaiwan Chuansumrit, Orlando Anunciação, Isabelle Casademont, Fanny Koeth, Marina Penova, Kanchana Tangnararatchakit, Chiea Chuen Khor, Richard Paul, Prida Malasit, Fumihiko Matsuda, Etienne Simon-Lorière, Prapat Suriyaphol, Luisa Pereira, Anavaj Sakuntabhai
Ethnic diversity has been long considered as one of the factors explaining why the severe forms of dengue are more prevalent in Southeast Asia than anywhere else. Here we take advantage of the admixed profile of Southeast Asians to perform coupled association-admixture analyses in Thai cohorts. For dengue shock syndrome (DSS), the significant haplotypes are located in genes coding for phospholipase C members (PLCB4 added to previously reported PLCE1), related to inflammation of blood vessels. For dengue fever (DF), we found evidence of significant association with CHST10, AHRR, PPP2R5E and GRIP1 genes, which participate in the xenobiotic metabolism signaling pathway...
February 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Apichaya Puangpetch, Weerapon Unaharassamee, Napa Jiratjintana, Napatrupron Koomdee, Chonlaphat Sukasem
OBJECTIVE: Single nucleotide polymorphisms in serotonin 2C receptor (HTR2C), leptin (LEP), and leptin receptor (LEPR) genes are reportedly associated with the presence of metabolic syndrome (MS). We investigated whether HTR2C:rs518147 (-697G/C), rs12836771 (A/G), LEP: rs7799039 (-2548G/A) and LEPR:rs1137101 (668A/G) are related to MS in psychotic disorder patients treated with atypical antipsychotics. METHODS: A cross-sectional study including 200 patients was conducted; genetic polymorphisms in HTR2C (rs518147 and rs12836771), LEP (rs7799039) and LEPR (rs1137101) were genotyped...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Xiancheng Chen, Zhuxi Yu, Yajun Qian, Danjiang Dong, Yingying Hao, Ning Liu, Qin Gu
INTRODUCTION: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) has been prevalent in parts of Asia during recent years. However, SFTS with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is rare, and it is important to understand its clinical features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total four cases of SFTS with IPA are reviewed and detailing the disease progression, treatment options, and prognosis were summarized and analyzed. RESULTS: The patients with SFTS-associated IPA first presented with fever, gastrointestinal symptoms, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, and multiple organ failure...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
J X Hing, J K Ch'ng, K H Tay, T T Chong
AIM: The Nellix was introduced to Asia in 2014. Data in Asians have been sparse. Two balloon expandable stents, each surrounded by a polymer-filled endobag are deployed in parallel to obliterate and seal the aneurysm. This paradigm shift to treating abdominal aortic aneurysms confers advantages for certain adverse aneurysm morphology that is outside the IFU for standard EVAR devices. We examine outcomes of fifteen Asian patients with concomitant infrarenal aortic and iliac artery aneurysms treated with the Nellix at our institution...
February 8, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Ying-Yang Xu, Jia Yin
Yam (Dioscorea opposita) is commonly consumed in East Asia, but allergic reaction to this plant food is rare. To date, there is no report of anaphylactic reaction after ingestion of cooked yam. We described 3 cases with anaphylaxis after eating boiled yam and 1 present with oral allergy syndrome as well. Basophil activation test in patients showed positive reactivity to boiled yam extract. In immunoblotting, a 30-kDa protein was recognized by all patients' sera and a 17-kDa band was detected by 1 patient. N-terminal amino acid revealed the 30-kDa IgE reacted band was DB3S, dioscorin in Dioscorea tuber...
January 2018: Asia Pacific Allergy
William L Hamilton, Daniel Agranoff
Here, we report an unusual case of invasive gnathostomiasis in a returning traveller, with a shifting pattern of relapsing cutaneous disease. The previously fit and well 32-year-old man first presented with serpiginous, pruriginous erythematous tracks characteristic of cutaneous larva migrans shortly after returning from South-East Asia. He was systemically well with no other symptoms. After ivermectin therapy, he re-presented with respiratory symptoms, peripheral eosinophilia and transient pulmonary infiltrates; the classic triad of Löffler's syndrome associated with invasive helminth infection...
February 2, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Kassem Sharif, Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Michael Lichtbroun, Mariano Martini, Carlo Perricone, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a heterogeneous disease which presents with pronounced disabling fatigue, sleep disturbances, and cognitive impairment that negatively affects patients' functional capability. CFS remains a poorly defined entity and its etiology is still in question. CFS is neither a novel diagnosis nor a new medical condition. From as early as the eighteenth century, a constellation of perplexing symptoms was observed that resembled symptoms of CFS. Commencing with "febricula" and ending with CFS, many names for the disease were proposed including neurocirculatory asthenia, atypical poliomyelitis, Royal Free disease, effort syndrome, Akureyri disease, Tapanui disease, chronic Epstein-Barr virus syndrome, and myalgic encephalitis...
February 7, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Sergio Raposeiras-Roubín, Jonas Faxén, Andrés Íñiguez-Romo, Jose Paulo Simao Henriques, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Jorge Saucedo, Karolina Szummer, Tomas Jernberg, Stefan K James, José Ramón González Juanatey, Stephen B Wilton, Wouter J Kikkert, Iván Nuñez-Gil, Albert Ariza-Sole, Xiantao Song, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Christoph Liebetrau, Tetsuma Kawaji, Claudio Moretti, Zenon Huczek, Shao-Ping Nie, Toshiharu Fujii, Luis Correia, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Berenice Caneiro-Queija, Rafael Cobas-Paz, José María García Acuña, Danielle Southern, Emilio Alfonso, Belén Terol, Alberto Garay, Dongfeng Zhang, Yalei Chen, Ioanna Xanthopoulou, Neriman Osman, Helge Möllmann, Hiroki Shiomi, Francesca Giordana, Fiorenzo Gaita, Michal Kowara, Krzysztof Filipiak, Xiao Wang, Yan Yan, Jing-Yao Fan, Yuji Ikari, Takuya Nakahayshi, Kenji Sakata, Masakazu Yamagishi, Oliver Kalpak, Sasko Kedev, Daniel Rivera-Asenjo, Emad Abu-Assi
BACKGROUND: Accurate 1-year bleeding risk estimation after hospital discharge for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may help clinicians guide the type and duration of antithrombotic therapy. Currently there are no predictive models for this purpose. The aim of this study was to derive and validate a simple clinical tool for bedside risk estimation of 1-year post-discharge serious bleeding in ACS patients. METHODS: The risk score was derived and internally validated in the BleeMACS (Bleeding complications in a Multicenter registry of patients discharged with diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome) registry, an observational international registry involving 15,401 patients surviving admission for ACS and undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) from 2003 to 2014, engaging 15 hospitals from 10 countries located in America, Europe and Asia...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
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