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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211266/-non-febrile-syndromes-in-the-traveler-returning-from-tropical-regions-admitted-in-a-monographic-unit
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A Anula-Morales, B Martin-Giner, M Hernández-Cabrera, C Carranza-Rodríguez, E Pisos-Álamo, N Jaén-Sánchez, J L Pérez-Arellano
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to analyse those syndromes without fever in travellers who return from tropical regions evaluated at our Department of Infectology and Tropical Medicine. Clarifying these conditions intends to reach earlier diagnoses and, perhaps, to avoid the emergence and spread of imported diseases, as well as to establish appropriate preventive measures. METHODS: An observational descriptive transversal study was performed, selecting those patients who returned from tropical regions without fever (n = 281), amongst all travellers evaluated in our department between 1998 and 2013...
February 17, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210295/global-impact-of-bronchiectasis-and-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Margarida Redondo, Holly Keyt, Raja Dhar, James D Chalmers
EDUCATIONAL AIMS: To recognise the clinical and radiological presentation of the spectrum of diseases associated with bronchiectasis.To understand variation in the aetiology, microbiology and burden of bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis across different global healthcare systems. : Bronchiectasis is the term used to refer to dilatation of the bronchi that is usually permanent and is associated with a clinical syndrome of cough, sputum production and recurrent respiratory infections...
September 2016: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204878/unusual-onset-of-adult-still-s-disease-due-to-a%C3%A2-systemic-reaction-to-artificial-breast-implants
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A Wehr, G Grieb, C Trautwein, K Streetz
In this manuscript, we report an exceptional observation study of a young woman suffering from an autoimmune syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA). Until today only seven cases of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) induced by breast implants have been published. This may be due to the fact that this illness itself is very rare; however, the reason might also be that the community is not sensitized to the case-specific symptoms. Within this article, we show for the first time highly detailed diagnostic test procedures such as PET-CT scans and specific histological staining of the breast tissue, displaying proinflammatory macrophages that are a well-known activator and booster of autoimmune diseases...
February 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203102/the-hla-a-31-01-allele-influence-on-carbamazepine-treatment
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REVIEW
Vincent Lai Ming Yip, Munir Pirmohamed
Carbamazepine (CBZ) is an effective anticonvulsant that can sometimes cause hypersensitivity reactions that vary in frequency and severity. Strong associations have been reported between specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA) alleles and susceptibility to CBZ hypersensitivity reactions. Screening for HLA-B*15:02 is mandated in patients from South East Asia because of a strong association with Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). HLA-A*31:01 predisposes to multiple phenotypes of CBZ hypersensitivity including maculopapular exanthema, hypersensitivity syndrome, and SJS/TEN in a range of populations including Europeans, Japanese, South Koreans and Han Chinese, although the effect size varies between the different phenotypes and populations...
2017: Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184291/human-parvovirus-4-parv4-remains-elusive-despite-a-decade-of-study
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Philippa C Matthews, Colin Sharp, Peter Simmonds, Paul Klenerman
Human parvovirus 4 ('PARV4') is a small DNA tetraparvovirus, first reported in 2005. In some populations, PARV4 infection is uncommon, and evidence of exposure is found only in individuals with risk factors for parenteral infection who are infected with other blood-borne viruses. In other settings, seroprevalence studies suggest an endemic, age-associated transmission pattern, independent of any specific risk factors. The clinical impact of PARV4 infection remains uncertain, but reported disease associations include an influenza-like syndrome, encephalitis, acceleration of HIV disease, and foetal hydrops...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167689/yamaguchi-syndrome-presenting-as-atrioventricular-nodal-re-entrant-tachycardia-in-an-african-american-patient
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Nellowe Candelario, Jorge Penalver, Mitali Sen
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Yamaguchi syndrome) is a rare subtype of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The syndrome is more common in Japan where it was first described. Outside Asia, it is a very rare cause of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is usually detected incidentally and has a good long-term outcome. We present a case of apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an African-American patient manifesting as atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia.
February 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157811/one-stage-surgical-management-for-lumbar-brucella-spondylitis-by-posterior-debridement-autogenous-bone-graft-and-instrumentation-a-case-series-of-24-patients
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Yangbin Chen, Jun-Song Yang, Tao Li, Peng Liu, Tuan-Jiang Liu, Li-Min He, Li-Xiong Qian, Ding-Jun Hao
STUDY DESIGN: Clinical case series. OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy and safety of one-stage debridement, autogenous bone graft and instrumentation for lumbar brucella spondylitis (LBS) via a posterior approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Reports on LBS are sporadic, and the therapeutic effect and safety of surgical interventions have not been assessed in clinical studies. METHODS: Between January 2012 and January 2014, 24 consecutive patients with symptomatic LBS who underwent a one-stage operation that combined debridement, autogenous bone graft and instrumentation via a posterior approach were enrolled...
February 2, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153617/the-susceptibility-pathogenesis-of-the-moyamoya-disease
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Juntao Hu, Jie Luo, Qianxue Chen
Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a cerebrovascular disease characterized by progressive stenosis of the intracranial internal carotid arteries and their proximal branches. Epidemiologically, MMD is more prevalent in east Asia than any region worldwide, which have been estimated at 0.94 per 100 000 in Japanese and 0.43 per 100,000 in Chinese.However, the etiology of this rare disease remains unknown. Regarding biomarkers of moyamoya disease, moyamoya disease is characterized by an increased expression of angiogenic factors and pro-inflammatory molecules such as vascular endothelial growth factors and matrix metalloproteinase-9, which may partly explain its clinical manifestations of the pathologic angiogenesis, spontaneous hemorrhage, and higher incidence of cerebral hyperperfusion after revascularization surgery...
January 30, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152048/zika-virus-antagonizes-type-i-interferon-responses-during-infection-of-human-dendritic-cells
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James R Bowen, Kendra M Quicke, Mohan S Maddur, Justin T O'Neal, Circe E McDonald, Nadia B Fedorova, Vinita Puri, Reed S Shabman, Bali Pulendran, Mehul S Suthar
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne flavivirus that is causally linked to severe neonatal birth defects, including microcephaly, and is associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome in adults. Dendritic cells (DCs) are an important cell type during infection by multiple mosquito-borne flaviviruses, including dengue virus, West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, and yellow fever virus. Despite this, the interplay between ZIKV and DCs remains poorly defined. Here, we found human DCs supported productive infection by a contemporary Puerto Rican isolate with considerable variability in viral replication, but not viral binding, between DCs from different donors...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149306/characterization-of-a-genomic-region-under-selection-in-cultivated-carrot-daucus-carota-subsp-sativus-reveals-a-candidate-domestication-gene
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Alicja Macko-Podgórni, Gabriela Machaj, Katarzyna Stelmach, Douglas Senalik, Ewa Grzebelus, Massimo Iorizzo, Philipp W Simon, Dariusz Grzebelus
Carrot is one of the most important vegetables worldwide, owing to its capability to develop fleshy, highly nutritious storage roots. It was domesticated ca. 1,100 years ago in Central Asia. No systematic knowledge about the molecular mechanisms involved in the domestication syndrome in carrot are available, however, the ability to form a storage root is undoubtedly the essential transition from the wild Daucus carota to the cultivated carrot. Here, we expand on the results of a previous study which identified a polymorphism showing a significant signature for selection upon domestication...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137229/challenges-with-mosquito-borne-viral-diseases-outbreak-of-the-monsters
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Renu Gautam, Sweta Mishra, Archana Milhotra, Ritika Nagpal, Mradul Mohan, Anchal Singhal, Pratibha Kumari
The viruses responsible for mosquito-borne diseases are on an exploring mode, expanding their horizon, adapting to the situation and comfortably making their presence felt globally, from South Africa to Asia, Europe and United States. The current global scenario and recent documentations indicate towards the real monsters, outbreak of Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses. Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses, all three are positive sense single-stranded RNA arbovirus and so their initial symptoms are almost 80% similar and all three are spread by mosquitos which bite during the day...
January 30, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131171/clinically-mild-infantile-encephalopathy-associated-with-excitotoxicity
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Nozomi Hirai, Daisuke Yoshimaru, Yoko Moriyama, Takafumi Honda, Kumi Yasukawa, Jun-Ichi Takanashi
Acute infectious encephalopathy is very frequently observed in children in East Asia including Japan. Acute encephalopathy with biphasic seizures and late reduced diffusion (AESD) is the most common subtype in Japan; however, more than 40% of the patients remain unclassified into specific syndromes. To investigate the underlying pathomechanism in those with unclassified acute encephalopathy, we evaluated brain metabolism by MR spectroscopy. Among 20 patients with acute encephalopathy admitted to our hospital during January 2015 to May 2016, 12 could not be classified into specific syndromes...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129459/corticosteroids-for-the-treatment-of-kawasaki-disease-in-children
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REVIEW
Andrew J Wardle, Georgia M Connolly, Matthew J Seager, Robert Mr Tulloh
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD), or mucocutaneous syndrome, is the leading cause of childhood-acquired heart disease in the developed world. There is much controversy on how best to treat children with KD and in particular who may benefit from additional treatment beyond the standard intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and aspirin, such as the addition of corticosteroids. OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of corticosteroid use on the incidence of coronary artery abnormalities in KD as either first-line or second-line treatment...
January 27, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129372/costing-of-national-sti-program-implementation-for-the-global-sti-control-strategy-for-the-health-sector-2016-2021
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Eline L Korenromp, Teodora Wi, Stephen Resch, John Stover, Nathalie Broutet
INTRODUCTION: In 2016 the World Health Assembly adopted the global strategy on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) 2016-2021 aiming to reduce curable STIs by 90% by 2030. We costed scaling-up priority interventions to coverage targets. METHODS: Strategy-targeted declines in Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum and Trichomonas vaginalis were applied to WHO-estimated regional burdens at 2012. Syndromic case management was costed for these curable STIs, symptomatic Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2), and non-STI vaginal syndromes, with incrementally expanding etiologic diagnosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120186/dengue-and-zika-viruses-lessons-learned-from-the-similarities-between-these-aedes-mosquito-vectored-arboviruses
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REVIEW
San Suwanmanee, Natthanej Luplertlop
The currently spreading arbovirus epidemic is having a severe impact on human health worldwide. The two most common flaviviruses, dengue virus (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV), are transmitted through the same viral vector, Aedes spp. mosquitoes. Since the discovery of DENV in 1943, this virus has been reported to cause around 390 million human infections per year, approximately 500,000 of which require hospitalization and over 20,000 of which are lethal. The present DENV epidemic is primarily concentrated in Southeast Asia...
February 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117273/novel-sub-lineages-recombinants-and-reassortants-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-virus
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Qiang Lv, Hong Zhang, Lei Tian, Ruiling Zhang, Zhenjie Zhang, Juan Li, Yigang Tong, Hang Fan, Michael J Carr, Weifeng Shi
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) has been continuously circulating in Eastern Asia in recent years, without the availability of effective vaccines or antiviral drugs, posing a serious threat to public health, particularly in the central-eastern provinces of China. In this study, we isolated and sequenced four new SFTSV strains from Shandong Province identified in 2015. Phylogenetic analysis, with all publicly available L, M and S gene segments, revealed that the four newly described SFTSV strains belonged to genotype C3...
January 3, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109251/prevalence-and-trends-of-metabolic-syndrome-among-adults-in-the-asia-pacific-region-a-systematic-review
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P Ranasinghe, Y Mathangasinghe, R Jayawardena, A P Hills, A Misra
BACKGROUND: The Asia-Pacific region is home to nearly half of the world's population. The region has seen a recent rapid increase in the prevalence of obesity, type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The present systematic review summarizes the recent prevalence and trends of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) among adults in countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. METHODS: Data on MetS in Asia-Pacific countries were obtained using a stepwise process by searching the online Medline database using MeSH terms 'Metabolic Syndrome X' and 'Epidemiology/EP'...
January 21, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107552/reflections-on-the-history-of-indoor-air-science-focusing-on-the-last-50-years
#18
Jan Sundell
The scientific articles and Indoor Air conference publications of the indoor air sciences (IAS) during the last 50 years are summarized. In total 7524 presentations, from 79 countries, have been made at Indoor Air conferences held between 1978 (49 presentations) and 2014 (1049 presentations). In the Web of Science 26,992 articles on indoor air research (with the word "indoor" as a search term) have been found (as of 1 Jan 2016) of which 70% were published during the last 10 years. The modern scientific history started in the 1970s with a question: "did indoor air pose a threat to health as did outdoor air?" Soon it was recognized that indoor air is more important, from a health point of view, than outdoor air...
January 20, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105849/antiviral-therapy-and-prevention-against-hantavirus-infections
#19
R Szabó
Hantaviruses are emerging zoonoses hosted by small mammals. In humans, they cause two diseases. Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome is mainly caused by Dobrava-Belgrade virus, Puumala virus, Seoul virus and Hantaan virus in Asia and Europe. On the other hand, the most important causes of hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome are Sin Nombre virus and Andes virus in Americas. Ribavirin yet remains the only licensed drug against the hantavirus infections, but its sufficient antiviral activity remains an issue under discussion...
January 25, 2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105364/disseminated-penicillium-marneffei-infection-recurrence-in-a-non-acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome-patient-a-case-report
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Zhixue Zhang, Fangxu Tao, Yining Li, Yudong Xiao, Zhishu Zhang, Jun Liu
Penicillium marneffei is a rare deep tissue fungal infection causing an endemic in Southeast Asia. This infection causes penicilliosis disease and is more common in patients who are immunocompromised. To date, no cases of P. marneffei infection relapse following treatment have been reported. A 36-year-old patient attended our hospital as a result of intermittent fever, cough, shortness of breath and multiple soft lesions located on the face, arms, neck and trunk. The medical radiological examination of the lung revealed multiple patchy exudative shadows, thick-walled hollow inner part of the visible lesions, bilateral pleural and pericardial effusion...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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