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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303129/there-is-a-method-to-the-madness-strategies-to-study-host-complement-evasion-by-lyme-disease-and-relapsing-fever-spirochetes
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REVIEW
Ashley L Marcinkiewicz, Peter Kraiczy, Yi-Pin Lin
Lyme disease and relapsing fever are caused by various Borrelia species. Lyme disease borreliae, the most common vector-borne pathogens in both the U.S. and Europe, are transmitted by Ixodes ticks and disseminate from the site of tick bites to tissues leading to erythema migrans skin rash, arthritis, carditis, and neuroborreliosis. Relapsing fever borreliae, carried by ticks and lice, trigger reoccurring fever episodes. Following transmission, spirochetes survive in the blood to induce bacteremia at the early stages of infection, which is thought to promote evasion of the host complement system...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298206/burden-and-spectrum-of-bacterial-infections-among-sickle-cell-disease-children-living-in-cameroon
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Anastasie Nicole Alima Yanda, Jobert Richie N Nansseu, Hubert Désiré Mbassi Awa, Sandra A Tatah, Judith Seungue, Charlotte Eposse, Paul Olivier N Koki
BACKGROUND: Although sickle cell disease (SCD) children are highly susceptible to bacterial infections (BIs), there is a dreadful lack of data related to the burden and spectrum of BIs in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), the highest affected region with SCD. This study aimed to determine the burden and spectrum of BIs among SCD children hospitalized in a pediatric reference hospital in Cameroon, a SSA country. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of records of children hospitalized from November 2012 to August 2015 in the SCD unit of the Mother and Child Centre of the Chantal Biya Foundation, Cameroon...
March 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264814/risk-of-serious-infections-associated-with-use-of-immunosuppressive-agents-in-pregnant-women-with-autoimmune-inflammatory-conditions-cohort-study
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Rishi J Desai, Brian T Bateman, Krista F Huybrechts, Elisabetta Patorno, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Yoonyoung Park, Sara Z Dejene, Jacqueline Cohen, Helen Mogun, Seoyoung C Kim
Objective To compare the risk of serious infections associated with use of systemic steroids, non-biologic agents, or tumor necrosis factor α (TNF) inhibitors in pregnancy.Design Observational cohort study.Setting Public (Medicaid, 2001-10) or private (Optum Clinformatics, 2004-15) health insurance programs in the US.Participants 4961 pregnant women treated with immunosuppressive drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, or inflammatory bowel disease...
March 6, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263993/analysis-of-the-human-monocyte-derived-macrophage-transcriptome-and-response-to-lipopolysaccharide-provides-new-insights-into-genetic-aetiology-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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J Kenneth Baillie, Erik Arner, Carsten Daub, Michiel De Hoon, Masayoshi Itoh, Hideya Kawaji, Timo Lassmann, Piero Carninci, Alistair R R Forrest, Yoshihide Hayashizaki, Geoffrey J Faulkner, Christine A Wells, Michael Rehli, Paul Pavli, Kim M Summers, David A Hume
The FANTOM5 consortium utilised cap analysis of gene expression (CAGE) to provide an unprecedented insight into transcriptional regulation in human cells and tissues. In the current study, we have used CAGE-based transcriptional profiling on an extended dense time course of the response of human monocyte-derived macrophages grown in macrophage colony-stimulating factor (CSF1) to bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS). We propose that this system provides a model for the differentiation and adaptation of monocytes entering the intestinal lamina propria...
March 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255620/spontaneous-radioscapholunate-fusion-after-septic-arthritis-of-the-wrist-a-case-report
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S Quadlbauer, Ch Pezzei, J Jurkowitsch, T Keuchel, T Hausner, M Leixnering
Bacterial septic arthritis rarely occurs in the upper extremities. Yet, early diagnosis and treatment is important, as a delay in diagnosis results in pain, impaired hand function, and degenerative joint disease. Radioscapholunate (RSL) arthrodesis is a well-established procedure for treating inflammatory arthritis and osteoarthritis (primary or posttraumatic), primarily to achieve pain relief. The wrist deformity correction offers an alternative option to total wrist arthrodesis. Indications for a RSL arthrodesis are osteoarthritis of the radiolunate and radioscaphoid joint with a concomitant intact midcarpal joint...
March 2, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243466/update-on-interleukin-17-a-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-inflammatory-arthritis-and-implication-for-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Pierre Miossec
Interleukin-17 (IL-17A) is a cytokine critical for the acute defence against extracellular bacterial and fungal infections. Excess production during chronic inflammation has been associated with many inflammatory and autoimmune disorders. The present review describes the key molecules of the IL-17 pathway, which are or could be targeted for treatment. Since targeting of IL-17A may affect defence mechanisms, the pathogenesis of such possible adverse events is analysed. Then the contributions of IL-17 to bone changes in various forms of arthritis are discussed...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240756/assessment-and-therapeutic-choice-in-septic-arthritis-of-the-hip-in-an-intravenous-drug-abuser-case-report-at-14-years-follow-up-and-review-of-literature
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P Persiani, F M Ranaldi, O Mazza, A Calistri, M Bove, M Crostelli, C Villani
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarticular infections are found frequently in drug addicted individuals, representing one of the main reasons for their hospitalization. Through inoculation, the pathogenic agents can enter the individual's system directly through the skin or parenterally, transmitted, that is, through syringes and other objects used during such practice. In these particular conditions, or when the medical history is vague, a warranted suspicion and the execution of targeted research can help in the diagnosis of high-risk patients such as addicts...
January 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199901/cd44-deficiency-enhanced-streptococcus-equi-ssp-zooepidemicus-dissemination-and-inflammation-response-in-a-mouse-model
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Qiang Fu, Pingping Xiao, Yaosheng Chen, Zigong Wei, Xiaohong Liu
Streptococcus equi ssp. zooepidemicus (S. zooepidemicus) is responsible for peritonitis, septicemia, meningitis, arthritis and several other serious diseases in various species. Recent studies have demonstrated that CD44 is implicated in the process of host defense against pathogenic microorganisms. In the present study, the role of CD44 in the host response to S. zooepidemicus infection was investigated in a mouse model. Upon intraperitoneal infection with S. zooepidemicus, the expression of CD44 on the peritoneal exudate cells from wild-type (WT) mice was increased...
February 9, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187064/bacterial-osteomyelitis-or-nonbacterial-osteitis-in-children-a-study-involving-the-german-surveillance-unit-for-rare-diseases-in-childhood
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Veit Grote, Colen C G Silier, Agnes M Voit, Annette F Jansson
BACKGROUND: Although bacterial osteomyelitis (BO) is a commonly recognized diagnosis in pediatrics, it is often difficult to distinguish from nonbacterial osteitis (NBO). The goal of our study was to distinguish between the two disease entities and better define NBO. METHOD: Using the German Surveillance Unit for Rare Diseases in Childhood (Erhebungseinheit für Seltene Paediatrische Erkrankungen (ESPED) in Deutschland) this prospective study during a 5 five year period captured 657 patients at first diagnosis of either BO (n=378) or NBO (n=279) while analyzing epidemiologic, clinical and radiologic data...
December 13, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178428/effect-of-histophilus-somni-on-heart-and-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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D O'Toole, R Hunter, T Allen, B Zekarias, J Lehmann, K S Kim, D Grab, L B Corbeil
Histophilus somni is a pathogenic gram-negative bacterium responsible for pneumonia and septicemia in cattle. Sequelae include infectious thrombotic meningoencephalitis (ITME), myocarditis, arthritis, and abortion. These syndromes are associated with widespread vasculitis and thrombosis, implicating a role for endothelium in pathogenesis. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical investigation of 10 natural cases of bovine H. somni myocarditis and 1 case of ITME revealed intravascular H. somni in large biofilm-like aggregates adherent to the luminal surface of microvascular endothelium...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166724/association-between-il-17-and-iga-in-the-joints-of-patients-with-inflammatory-arthropathies
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Ricardo Javier Eliçabe, Juan Eduardo Silva, Mabel Noemí Dave, María Gabriela Lacoste, Héctor Tamashiro, Rodrigo Blas, Alicia Munarriz, Gabriel Adrián Rabinovich, María Silvia Di Genaro
BACKGROUND: Hyperactive secretion and pathogenic effects of interleukin (IL)-17 and IgA have been detected in different arthropathies. Recent evidence has revealed that TH17 cytokines regulate mucosal IgA secretion. However, it is unknown whether and how IL-17 mediates synovial IgA production. Here we aim to investigate the connection of synovial IL-17 with IgA production in the joint. In this study we included synovial fluids (SF) from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA; n = 66), spondyloarthritis (SpA; n = 18) and osteoarthritis (OA; n = 36)...
February 6, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165033/micheliolide-provides-protection-of-mice-against-staphylococcus-aureus-and-mrsa-infection-by-down-regulating-inflammatory-response
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Xinru Jiang, Yuli Wang, Yifei Qin, Weigang He, Adel Benlahrech, Qingwen Zhang, Xin Jiang, Zhenhui Lu, Guang Ji, Yuejuan Zheng
A major obstacle to therapy in intensive care units is sepsis caused by severe infection. In recent years gram-positive (G(+)) bacteria, most commonly staphylococci, are thought to be the main pathogens. Micheliolide (MCL) was demonstrated to provide a therapeutic role in rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory intestinal disease, colitis-associated cancer, and lipopolysaccharide (LPS, the main component of G(-) bacterial cell wall) induced septic shock. We proved here that MCL played an anti-inflammatory role in Staphylococcus aureus (S...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160762/dietary-therapy-in-patients-with-inflammatory-arthritis
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Rauli Mäkelä, Heli Mäkilä, Ritva Peltomaa
Context • The exact etiology of rheumatoid disease is currently unknown. Changes in the microbiota of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, chronic bacterial infection of the upper urinary tract, increased permeability of the GI tract, and food sensitivities have been classified among the factors that may cause or aggravate the disease. Dietary deficiencies also may render patients more susceptible to inflammatory conditions and disorders of the immunological system. Objective • The study intended to determine the effects of a therapy consisting of dietary elimination, dietary supplements, and probiotics, collectively called DDP therapy, which is given either independently or in combination with conventional pharmacological agents...
January 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152087/radiological-features-of-experimental-staphylococcal-septic-arthritis-by-micro-computed-tomography-scan
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Farah Fatima, Ying Fei, Abukar Ali, Majd Mohammad, Malin C Erlandsson, Maria I Bokarewa, Muhammad Nawaz, Hadi Valadi, Manli Na, Tao Jin
BACKGROUND: Permanent joint dysfunction due to bone destruction occurs in up to 50% of patients with septic arthritis. Recently, imaging technologies such as micro computed tomography (μCT) scan have been widely used for preclinical models of autoimmune joint disorders. However, the radiological features of septic arthritis in mice are still largely unknown. METHODS: NMRI mice were intravenously or intra-articularly inoculated with S. aureus Newman or LS-1 strain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129954/-reactive-arthritis-due-to-clostridium-difficile-report-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
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P Garrigues, T de Roux, E Georgilopoulos, E Wanono, A Mathieu
INTRODUCTION: Reactive arthritis due to Clostridium difficile infection is uncommon. CASE REPORTS: We report two cases of reactive arthritis associated with C. difficile infection that occurred in a 40-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man. The literature review between 1976 (date of first reported case) and 2016 retrieved 54 observations (including our two cases). Reactive arthritis occurs most frequently in young subjects after a variable time frame according to C...
January 24, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128856/experimental-arthritis-in-the-rat-induced-by-the-superantigen-staphylococcal-enterotoxin-a-sea
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Kristina Gerlach, Christian Tomuschat, Rainer Finke, Martin Sebastian Staege, Christine Brütting, Jörg Brandt, Berit Jordan, René Schwesig, Angela Rosemeier, Karl-Stefan Delank, Malte Erich Kornhuber, Alexander Emmer
The pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is incompletely understood. Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) and their superantigenic envelope protein (env) have been implicated in the pathogenesis of RA. In the present investigation the arthritogenic potential of the superantigen Staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) has been investigated. In the present investigation, the bacterial superantigen Staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) was injected into the right knee joint of 15 Lewis rats. Further 9 animals received saline...
January 27, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120605/hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-mimics-many-common-conditions-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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A T Akenroye, N Madan, F Mohammadi, J Leider
Introduction. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare but potentially fatal disease, is characterized by excessive immune activation and cytokine release which stimulates bone marrow macrophages to engulf hematopoietic cells. HLH could be secondary to infections: viral, fungal, and bacterial; malignancies and autoimmune diseases. The diagnosis of HLH is usually delayed due to the presence of non-specific symptoms at presentation. This delay contributes to increased mortality. Cases and review. We present the case of 4 patients who presented with subjective fevers and extreme fatigue...
January 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109195/fungal-periprosthetic-joint-infection-following-total-elbow-arthroplasty-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Cory A Kwong, Shannon K T Puloski, Kevin A Hildebrand
BACKGROUND: With improving surgical techniques for total elbow arthroplasty clinical outcomes have improved and its utilization continues to increase. Despite these advances, complication rates remain as high as 24%. Of these complications periprosthetic joint infection is one of the most common and morbid. The rheumatoid elbow remains a leading indication for total elbow arthroplasty. Patients with this condition frequently require immunosuppressive therapy, which places them at higher risk of both typical and atypical infections...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103685/an-effective-bacterial-fucosidase-for-glycoprotein-remodeling
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Tsung-I Tsai, Shiou-Ting Li, Chiu-Ping Liu, Karen Y Chen, Sachin S Shivatare, Chin-Wei Lin, Shih-Fen Liao, Chih-Wei Lin, Tsui-Ling Hsu, Ying-Ta Wu, Ming-Hung Tsai, Meng-Yu Lai, Nan-Horng Lin, Chung-Yi Wu, Chi-Huey Wong
Fucose is an important component of many oligo- and polysaccharide structures as well as glycoproteins and glycolipids, which are often associated with a variety of physiological processes ranging from fertilization, embryogenesis, signal transduction, and disease progression, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation, and cancer. The enzyme α-l-fucosidase is involved in the cleavage of the fucosidic bond in glycans and glycoconjugates, particularly the Fuc-α-1,2-Gal, Fuc-α-1,3/4-GlcNAc, and Fuc-α-1,6-GlcNAc linkages...
January 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081265/the-plasmin-sensitive-protein-pls-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-is-a-glycoprotein
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Isabelle Bleiziffer, Julian Eikmeier, Gottfried Pohlentz, Kathryn McAulay, Guoqing Xia, Muzaffar Hussain, Andreas Peschel, Simon Foster, Georg Peters, Christine Heilmann
Most bacterial glycoproteins identified to date are virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria, i.e. adhesins and invasins. However, the impact of protein glycosylation on the major human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus remains incompletely understood. To study protein glycosylation in staphylococci, we analyzed lysostaphin lysates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains by SDS-PAGE and subsequent periodic acid-Schiff's staining. We detected four (>300, ∼250, ∼165, and ∼120 kDa) and two (>300 and ∼175 kDa) glycosylated surface proteins with strain COL and strain 1061, respectively...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
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