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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440992/-autoimmune-inflammatory-syndrome-induced-by-adjuvants-a-new-clinical-entity
#1
Belkis Ferrer-Cosme, Damiana Téllez-Martínez, Alexander Batista-Duharte
Recently Shoenfeld and Agmon-Levin proposed a new clinical entity called autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA), which includes four clinical entities called: 1) siliconosis, 2) Gulf War syndrome, 3) macrophage myofasciitis) and 4) post-vaccination phenomenon associated with adjuvants. They all have a common denominator: a prior exposure to immunoadjuvants, and, in addition, they also share several clinical criteria associated to chronic inflammation and autoimmune reactions. This proposal still needs to be validated by the scientific community, but nowadays is a topic of hot discussion in the literature and in various international conferences...
May 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430168/classical-swine-fever-an-updated-review
#2
REVIEW
Sandra Blome, Christoph Staubach, Julia Henke, Jolene Carlson, Martin Beer
Classical swine fever (CSF) remains one of the most important transboundary viral diseases of swine worldwide. The causative agent is CSF virus, a small, enveloped RNA virus of the genus Pestivirus. Based on partial sequences, three genotypes can be distinguished that do not, however, directly correlate with virulence. Depending on both virus and host factors, a wide range of clinical syndromes can be observed and thus, laboratory confirmation is mandatory. To this means, both direct and indirect methods are utilized with an increasing degree of commercialization...
April 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420111/plantago-asiatica-l-ameliorates-puromycin-aminonucleoside-induced-nephrotic-syndrome-by-suppressing-inflammation-and-apoptosis
#3
Min Chul Kho, Ji Hun Park, Byung Hyuk Han, Rui Tan, Jung Joo Yoon, Hye Yoom Kim, You Mee Ahn, Yun Jung Lee, Dae Gill Kang, Ho Sub Lee
OBJECTIVE: Nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disease with a variety of causes, is mainly characterized by heavy proteinuria, hypoproteinemia, and ascites. This study was designed to evaluate the underlying mechanism of action of Plantago asiatica L. (PAL) in treating nephrotic syndrome induced by puromycin aminonucleoside. METHODS: PAL has been used in Asia as a traditional medicine and dietary health supplement. Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were intravenously injected with puromycin aminonucleoside (75 mg/kg/day), then treated with either Losartan (30 mg/kg/day) or PAL (200 mg/kg/day) by oral gavage for seven days...
April 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417301/overview-of-coronary-heart-disease-risk-initiatives-in-south-asia
#4
REVIEW
Ankur Kalra, Deepak L Bhatt, Sanjay Rajagopalan, Kunal Suri, Sundeep Mishra, Romaina Iqbal, Salim S Virani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is now the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Industrialization and economic growth have led to an unprecedented increment in the burden of CVD and their risk factors in less industrialized regions of the world. While there are abundant data on CVD and their risk factors from longitudinal cohort studies done in the West, good-quality data from South Asia are lacking. RECENT FINDINGS: Several multi-institutional, observational, prospective registries, and epidemiologic cohorts in South Asia have been established to systematically evaluate the burden of CVD and their risk factors...
June 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411022/the-prevalence-of-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-tibetan-immigrants-living-in-high-altitude-areas-in-ladakh-india
#5
Belle Yanyu Lin, Karma Genden, Wei Shen, Po-Shu Wu, Wen-Chien Yang, Hui-Fang Hung, Chun-Min Fu, Kuen-Cheh Yang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of obesity and related cardiovascular disease risk factors among Tibetan immigrants living in high altitude areas. RESEARCH METHODS & PROCEDURES: A total of 149 Tibetan immigrants aged 20 years and over were recruited in 2016 in Ladakh, India. Anthropometric indices and biochemical factors were measured. Using the provided Asia-Pacific criteria from the World Health Organization, overweight and obese status were determined. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) was defined according to the American Heart Association...
April 12, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406779/classic-raymond-syndrome
#6
Majid Khan, Sadaf Naveed, Iqbal Haider, Mohammad Humayun, Abidullah Khan
Classic Raymond syndrome presents with abducens nerve palsy on the ipsilateral side with contralateral hemiparesis and facial nerve paralysis. A 60-year gentleman presented with deviation of left angle of mouth and right sided weakness. Examination showed that he had left sided abducens nerve palsy, with contralateral central facial paralysis and paresis. MRI of brain confirmed left pontine infarct. These findings were consistent with classic Raymond syndrome. Till now, only a few cases have been reported worldwide, this being the first case reported in South Asia...
March 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404482/plasmid-dynamics-in-vibrio-parahaemolyticus-strains-related-to-shrimp-acute-hepatopancreatic-necrosis-syndrome-ahpns
#7
Chonchanok Theethakaew, Shota Nakamura, Daisuke Motooka, Shigeaki Matsuda, Toshio Kodama, Kaknokrat Chonsin, Orasa Suthienkul, Tetsuya Iida
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a causative agent of acute hapatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (AHPNS) which causes early mortality in white shrimp. Emergence of AHPNS has caused tremendous economic loss for aquaculture industry particularly in Asia since 2010. Previous studies reported that strains causing AHPNS harbor a 69-kb plasmid with possession of virulence genes, pirA and pirB. However, genetic variation of the 69-kb plasmid among AHPNS related strains has not been investigated. This study aimed to analyze genetic composition and diversity of the 69-kb plasmid in strains isolated from shrimps affected by AHPNS...
April 9, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392922/first-report-of-invasive-liver-abscess-syndrome-with-endophthalmitis-caused-by-a-k2-serotype-st2398-hypervirulent-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-germany-2016
#8
C Pichler, M Büchsel, J W Rossen, M Vavra, S Reuter, W V Kern, R Thimme, A Mischnik
We report a case of severe infection with liver abscess and endophthalmitis caused by a hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae strain in an immunocompetent German male patient without travel history to Asia. Phenotypic and molecular characterization showed high similarity to the reference genome NTUH-K2044 isolated in Asia. The isolate was assigned as ST2398 (clonal complex 66). The findings underline global spread of hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae strains to Europe.
May 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386278/global-status-of-porcine-circovirus-type-2-and-its-associated-diseases-in-sub-saharan-africa
#9
REVIEW
Kayode O Afolabi, Benson C Iweriebor, Anthony I Okoh, Larry C Obi
Globally, Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a recognized viral pathogen of great economic value in pig farming. It is the major cause of ravaging postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) and many other disease syndromes generally regarded as Porcine circovirus associated diseases (PCVAD) in Europe. PCV2 infections, specifically PMWS, had impacted huge economic loss on swine production at different regions of the world. It has been studied and reported at different parts of the globe including: North and South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Middle East, and the Caribbean...
2017: Advances in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381666/acquired-fanconi-syndrome-in-two-dogs-following-long-term-consumption-of-pet-jerky-treats-in-japan-case-report
#10
Akira Yabuki, Tomoko Iwanaga, Urs Giger, Mariko Sawa, Moeko Kohyama, Osamu Yamato
Renal Fanconi syndrome has recently been associated with the ingestion of pet jerky treats from China in mostly small breed dogs in North America, Australia and Europe. We report here about two dogs with Fanconi syndrome following pet jerky treats exposure in Japan. A mixed-breed dog and a French bulldog showed weight loss, polyuria and polydipsia. For years, the owners had been feeding large quantities of pet jerky treats containing chicken prepared in China. Diagnostics revealed glycosuria without hyperglycemia, severe aminoaciduria, and in one case also ketonuria, hypokalemia and metabolic acidosis...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379860/silicone-breast-implants-and-autoimmune-rheumatic-diseases-myth-or-reality
#11
Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Maartje J Colaris, René R van der Hulst
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In the present review, recent findings regarding silicone breast implants (SBIs) complicated by rheumatic autoimmune diseases are described. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite changes in the principal constituents of the silicone implants during the past 50 years, silicone remained an adjuvant that may 'bleed' and subsequently may be a chronic stimulus to the immune system resulting in similar clinical manifestations as 50 years ago. Silicones are spread throughout the body and can be detected in tissues and the central nervous system...
April 4, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368979/undifferentiated-connective-tissue-disease-fibromyalgia-and-the-environmental-factors
#12
Laura Andreoli, Angela Tincani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of this study was to discuss the role of environmental factors in the induction and perpetuation of autoimmunity, with particular focus on undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) and fibromyalgia. These two entities may share undefined clinical and laboratory features and recognize environmental exposures as triggering factors. From this particular point of view, both UCTD and fibromyalgia may resemble the picture of the 'Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants' (ASIA)...
March 31, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367433/flumob-enabling-surveillance-of-acute-respiratory-infections-in-health-care-workers-via-mobile-phones
#13
May Oo Lwin, Chee Fu Yung, Peiling Yap, Karthikayen Jayasundar, Anita Sheldenkar, Kosala Subasinghe, Schubert Foo, Udeepa Gayantha Jayasinghe, Huarong Xu, Siaw Ching Chai, Ashwin Kurlye, Jie Chen, Brenda Sze Peng Ang
Singapore is a hotspot for emerging infectious diseases and faces a constant risk of pandemic outbreaks as a major travel and health hub for Southeast Asia. With an increasing penetration of smart phone usage in this region, Singapore's pandemic preparedness framework can be strengthened by applying a mobile-based approach to health surveillance and control, and improving upon existing ideas by addressing gaps, such as a lack of health communication. FluMob is a digitally integrated syndromic surveillance system designed to assist health authorities in obtaining real-time epidemiological and surveillance data from health-care workers (HCWs) within Singapore, by allowing them to report influenza incidence using smartphones...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348452/hyperferritinemia-as-a-diagnostic-marker-for-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome
#14
Uh Jin Kim, Tae Hoon Oh, Bansuk Kim, Seong Eun Kim, Seung-Ji Kang, Kyung-Hwa Park, Sook-In Jung, Hee-Chang Jang
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging viral disease in East Asia with high mortality. Few studies have examined markers that suggest SFTS in febrile patients. To determine useful biochemical markers for SFTS, patients aged 18 years or older with SFTS or microbiologically confirmed community-onset bacteremia with thrombocytopenia (BT) at presentation between June 2013 and December 2015 were included from two tertiary university hospitals in Republic of Korea retrospectively. Eleven patients with SFTS and 62 patients with bacteremia and thrombocytopenia were identified in the study period...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346659/is-universal-hla-b-15-02-screening-a-cost-effective-option-in-an-ethnically-diverse-population-a-case-study-of-malaysia
#15
H Y Chong, Z Mohamed, L L Tan, D B C Wu, F H Shabaruddin, M Dahlui, Y D Apalasamy, S R Snyder, M S Williams, J Hao, L H Cavallari, N Chaiyakunapruk
BACKGROUND: Strong association was documented between human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B*15:02 and carbamazepine-induced severe cutaneous adverse reactions (SCARs) in Asians. Beyond Asia, the HLA testing is potentially valuable in many countries with increasingly diverse communities of Asian ancestry, to facilitate an early recognition of patient susceptibility to SCARs. OBJECTIVE: To determine the cost-effectiveness of universal HLA-B*15:02 screening in preventing carbamazepine-induced Stevens-Johnson syndrome/ toxic epidermal necrolysis in an ethnically-diverse Malaysian population...
March 27, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346031/chromogranin-a-cell-density-in-the-large-intestine-of-asian-and-european-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome
#16
Magdy El-Salhy, Tanisa Patcharatrakul, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk, Trygve Hausken, Odd Helge Gilja, Sutep Gonlachanvit
OBJECTIVE: Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in Asia show distinctive differences from those in the western world. The gastrointestinal endocrine cells appear to play an important role in the pathophysiology of IBS. The present study aimed at studying the density of chromogranin A (CgA) cells in the large intestine of Thai and Norwegian IBS patients. METHODS: Thirty Thai IBS patients and 20 control subjects, and 47 Norwegian IBS patients and 20 control subjects were included...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345200/all-roads-lead-to-weediness-patterns-of-genomic-divergence-reveal-extensive-recurrent-weedy-rice-origins-from-south-asian-oryza
#17
Zhongyun Huang, Nelson D Young, Michael Reagon, Katie E Hyma, Kenneth M Olsen, Yulin Jia, Ana L Caicedo
Weedy rice (Oryza spp.), a weedy relative of cultivated rice (O. sativa), infests and persists in cultivated rice fields worldwide. Many weedy rice populations have evolved similar adaptive traits, considered part of the "agricultural weed syndrome," making this an ideal model to study the genetic basis of parallel evolution. Understanding parallel evolution hinges on accurate knowledge of the genetic background and origins of existing weedy rice groups. Using population structure analyses of South Asian and US weedy rice, we show that weeds in South Asia have highly heterogeneous genetic backgrounds, with ancestry contributions both from cultivated varieties (aus and indica) and wild rice...
March 27, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340908/preparing-the-united-states-for-zika-virus-pre-emptive-vector-control-and-personal-protection
#18
EDITORIAL
James H Diaz
Discovered in 1947 in a monkey in the Zika forest of Uganda, Zika virus was dismissed as a cause of a mild illness that was confined to Africa and Southeast Asia and transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. In 2007, Zika virus appeared outside of its endemic borders in an outbreak on the South Pacific Island of Yap. In 2013, Zika virus was associated with a major neurological complication, Guillain-Barré syndrome, in a larger outbreak in the French Polynesian Islands. From the South Pacific, Zika invaded Brazil in 2015 and caused another severe neurological complication, fetal microcephaly...
December 2016: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339472/vector-status-of-aedes-species-determines-geographical-risk-of-autochthonous-zika-virus-establishment
#19
Lauren Gardner, Nan Chen, Sahotra Sarkar
BACKGROUND: The 2015-16 Zika virus pandemic originating in Latin America led to predictions of a catastrophic global spread of the disease. Since the current outbreak began in Brazil in May 2015 local transmission of Zika has been reported in over 60 countries and territories, with over 750 thousand confirmed and suspected cases. As a result of its range expansion attention has focused on possible modes of transmission, of which the arthropod vector-based disease spread cycle involving Aedes species is believed to be the most important...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336104/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-a-japanese-working-population-the-furukawa-nutrition-and-health-study
#20
Shamima Akter, Masafumi Eguchi, Kayo Kurotani, Takeshi Kochi, Ikuko Kashino, Rie Ito, Keisuke Kuwahara, Hiroko Tsuruoka, Isamu Kabe, Tetsuya Mizoue
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence has suggested a protective role of vitamin D on metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, studies addressing this issue are limited in Asia and it remains unclear whether calcium could modify the association. We examined the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) status with MetS, and the potential effect modification by calcium intake in a Japanese working population. METHODS: Study subjects were 1790 workers, ages 18 to 69 y, who participated in a health survey at the time of periodic checkup...
April 2017: Nutrition
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