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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549964/a-strange-collection-after-surgery-for-an-aneurysm-of-the-popliteal-artery
#1
Gian Franco Veraldi, Luca Mezzetto, Roberta La Mendola, Paolo Criscenti, Marco Macrì, Albino Eccher
The popliteal fossa is the site of several diseases that may be similar in the clinical setting but very different in aetiology, treatment and prognosis. The contemporary presentation of more than one of these conditions is a rare though potentially fatal combination that may lead to a delay in the diagnosis and therapeutic approach. In this report we describe the case of a patient that presented at our Vascular Department for persistent pain and severe swelling of the right popliteal fossa eight months after the surgical treatment of a symptomatic popliteal aneurysm by mean of a dacron prosthetic graft...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549877/heat-map-for-data-visualization-in-infection-control-epidemiology-an-application-describing-the-relationship-between-hospital-acquired-infections-simplified-acute-physiological-score-ii-and-length-of-stay-in-adult-intensive-care-units
#2
Robin Ohannessian, Thomas Bénet, Laurent Argaud, Claude Guérin, Céline Guichon, Vincent Piriou, Thomas Rimmelé, Raphaele Girard, Solweig Gerbier-Colomban, Philippe Vanhems
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) are associated with increased length of stay (LOS). The objective of this study was to graphically describe by heat mapping LOS of patients hospitalized in ICUs related to the occurrence of HAI and severity at admission measured by the Simplified Acute Physiological Score II (SAPSII). METHODS: Adult patients hospitalized in ICUs of Lyon University Hospitals (France) were included in an active standardized surveillance study of HAI from January 1, 1995-December 31, 2012...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549514/validation-of-surgical-site-infection-surveillance-data-in-colon-procedures-reported-to-the-connecticut-department-of-public-health
#3
Lauren A Backman, Evelyn Carusillo, Laurie N D'aquila, Richard Melchreit, Renee Fekieta
A validation study of 692 patients undergoing colon surgery during the fourth quarter of 2012 identified 102 surgical site infections, of which 34% were not reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network. Possible reasons for underreporting included the misinterpretation of the National Healthcare Safety Network surgical site infection definition and variations in case-finding methods. Colon procedure denominator data were also reviewed to determine inaccuracies. Error rates were highest for implant presence (34%), endoscope use (32%), and procedure duration (33%)...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549147/prevalence-and-concordance-of-cutaneous-beta-human-papillomavirus-infection-at-mucosal-and-cutaneous-sites
#4
Shalaka S Hampras, Dana E Rollison, Anna R Giuliano, Sandrine McKay-Chopin, Lucia Minoni, Karen Sereday, Tarik Gheit, Massimo Tommasino
Background: Cutaneous beta human papillomavirus (HPV) infection across cutaneous and mucosal tissues within individuals has not been examined. Methods: A sub-cohort of men (n=87) participating in the 'HPV infection in men' (HIM) study provided eyebrow hairs, forearm skin swabs, genital skin swabs, oral rinse samples and anal swabs. Beta HPV DNA in the five tissues was detected using a multiplex assay and site-specific beta HPV prevalence was examined. Results: Any beta HPV was most prevalent in genital skin (81...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548703/microsporidians-xenomas-of-anglerfish-from-ne-atlantic-waters
#5
M Llarena-Reino, E Abollo, S Pascual
The presence of emergent visible parasites at commercial valuable fish species is increasingly causing problems at fisheries and seafood industries. Microsporidians have been previously reported to appear forming apparent xenomas complexes in anglerfish species, but no effort has been carried out to simultaneously integrate epidemiological data, phenotypic, genotypic and fine structural characterizations in the same parasite sample. In this work, specimens of Lophius budegassa and Lophius piscatorius from NE Atlantic waters were sampled and examined to provide information about specific site of infection and demographic data of two groups of different sizes of xenomas present at both fish species...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548570/embolic-mycotic-encephalitis-in-a-cow-following-mortierella-wolfii-infection-of-a-surgery-site
#6
Benjamin Curtis, Charlotte Hollinger, Ailam Lim, Matti Kiupel
A 5-y-old Holstein dairy cow had surgery for a suspected displaced abomasum 10 d postpartum, developed acute neurologic signs at day 19, and was found dead 21 d postpartum. At autopsy, there was a peri-incisional intramuscular abscess that communicated with the peritoneal cavity, as well as hemorrhage and malacia involving the brain, and multiple nodules in the liver, kidneys, and lungs. Fungal hyphae were seen histologically at the surgery site, on the surface of the liver, and in lesions of severe necrotizing vasculitis in the lungs, kidneys, brain, and liver...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548471/recurrent-mitral-paravalvular-leak-benefits-of-leak-site-repair-compared-to-re-replacement
#7
Jae-Woong Choi, Ho Y Hwang, Kyung H Kim, Ki-Bong Kim, Hyuk Ahn
BACKGROUND: Mitral paravalvular leak (PVL) recurrence after surgical correction has not yet been well demonstrated. The aims of this study were (1) to evaluate the long-term results of surgical mitral PVL correction, including recurrent PVL, and (2) to elucidate the factors including surgical technique that affect the risk of recurrent PVL. METHODS: Eighty-six patients who underwent surgical treatment for mitral PVL were enrolled in this study. Thirty-six patients underwent leak site repair (MVP group), and 50 patients underwent re-replacement (MVR group)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547573/results-of-lumbar-spondylodeses-using-different-bone-grafting-materials-after-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-tlif
#8
Nicolas Heinz vonderHoeh, Anna Voelker, Christoph-Eckhard Heyde
PURPOSE: Can a mixture of hydroxyapatite (HA) and autologous bone from decompression sites produce similar results when used for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)? In the current literature, autologous iliac crest bone grafts (ICBGs) have been reported the gold standard for this procedure. Indeed, to date, no clinical data have confirmed that a mixture of equal volumes of HA and local autologous bone produce similar results in term of fusion as the same volume of autologous ICBG alone...
May 25, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547176/metabolic-volume-performs-better-than-suvmax-in-the-detection-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-driveline-infection
#9
Nemanja Avramovic, Angelo Maria Dell'Aquila, Matthias Weckesser, Danka Milankovic, Alexis Vrachimis, Jürgen R Sindermann, Christian Wenning
PURPOSE: A continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a new and highly promising therapy in supporting end-stage heart failure patients, either bridging them to heart transplantation or as a destination therapy. Infection is one of the major complications associated with LVAD implants. (18)F-FDG PET/CT has already been shown to be useful in the detection of LVAD infection. The goal of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of different PET analysis techniques (visual grading versus SUVmax and metabolic volume)...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546118/alterations-in-metabolic-pathways-in-stomach-of-mice-infected-with-helicobacter-pylori
#10
Shin Nishiumi, Masaru Yoshida, Takeshi Azuma
Numerous studies of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) have been performed, but few studies have evaluated the effects of H. pylori infections using metabolome analysis, which involves the comprehensive study of low molecular weight metabolites. In this study, the metabolites in the stomach tissue of mice that had been infected with H. pylori SS1 for 1, 3, or 6 months were analyzed, and then evaluations of various metabolic pathways were performed to gain novel understandings of H. pylori infections. As a result, it was found that the glycolytic pathway, the tricarboxylic acid cycle, and the choline pathway tended to be upregulated at 1 month after the H...
May 22, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546090/safety-and-tolerability-of-long-acting-cabotegravir-injections-in-hiv-uninfected-men-eclair-a-multicentre-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-phase-2a-trial
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Martin Markowitz, Ian Frank, Robert M Grant, Kenneth H Mayer, Richard Elion, Deborah Goldstein, Chester Fisher, Magdalena E Sobieszczyk, Joel E Gallant, Hong Van Tieu, Winkler Weinberg, David A Margolis, Krischan J Hudson, Britt S Stancil, Susan L Ford, Parul Patel, Elizabeth Gould, Alex R Rinehart, Kimberly Y Smith, William R Spreen
BACKGROUND: Cabotegravir (GSK1265744) is an HIV-1 integrase strand transfer inhibitor with potent antiviral activity and a long half-life when administered by injection that prevented simian-HIV infection upon repeat intrarectal challenge in male macaques. We aimed to assess the safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of long-acting cabotegravir injections in healthy men not at high risk of HIV-1 infection. METHODS: We did this multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 2a trial at ten sites in the USA...
May 22, 2017: Lancet HIV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545896/morphological-identification-and-dna-barcoding-of-a-new-species-of-parabrachiella-siphonostomatoida-lernaeopodidae-with-aspects-of-their-intraspecific-variation
#12
M M Montes, R Castro-Romero, S R Martorelli
We present a detailed morphological description and a DNA barcoding of Parabrachiella platensis n. sp. collected from Mugil liza Valenciennes in Samborombon Bay (Buenos Aires, Argentina). This new species was compared with two Parabrachiella species parasitic on mugilids: Parabrachiella exilis (Shiino, 1956) and Parabrachiella mugilis (Kabata, Raibaut et Ben Hassine, 1971). Parabrachiella platensis n. sp. differs from those species in the shape of posterior processes, the anal slit with two pairs of bipartite papillae, the size of cephalothorax, the trunk, the maxilla, the microhabitat on the host, and the lack of caudal rami...
May 22, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545675/changes-in-viral-hepatitis-b-screening-practices-over-time-in-west-african-hiv-clinics
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P A Coffie, A Patassi, A Doumbia, G Bado, E Messou, A Minga, E Allah-Kouadio, D M Zannou, M Seydi, A R Kakou, F Dabis, G Wandeler
BACKGROUND: We aimed to describe changes in hepatitis B screening practices over a 3-year period among HIV-infected patients in West Africa. METHODS: A medical chart review was conducted in urban HIV treatment centers in Ivory Coast (3 sites), Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and Togo (1 site each). Among patients who started antiretroviral treatment between 2010 and 2012, 100 per year were randomly selected from each clinic. Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data was collected using a standardized questionnaire...
May 22, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545671/trypanosuppresive-effects-of-ellagic-acid-and-amelioration-of-the-trypanosome-associated-pathological-features-coupled-with-inhibitory-effects-on-trypanosomal-sialidase-in-vitro-and-in-silico
#14
Raphael Aminu, Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim, Md Atiar Rahman, Raju Dash, Ismaila Alhaji Umar
BACKGROUND: The search for novel antitrypanosomal agents had previously led to the isolation of ellagic acid as a bioactive antitrypanosomal compound using in vitro studies. However, it is not known whether this compound will elicit antitrypanosomal activity in in vivo condition which is usually the next step in the drug discovery process. PURPOSE: Herein, we investigated the in vivo activity of ellagic acid against bloodstream form of Trypanosoma congolense and its ameliorative effects on trypanosome-induced anemia and organ damage as well as inhibitory effects on trypanosomal sialidase...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545173/comparison-of-short-term-complications-of-general-and-spinal-anesthesia-for-primary-unilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty
#15
Yong Bok Park, Won Seok Chae, Sin Hyung Park, Ji Soo Yu, Sun Geun Lee, Soo Jae Yim
Purpose: To compare the occurrences of perioperative complications of two anesthetic techniques (general anesthesia [GA] and spinal anesthesia [SA] in patients undergoing primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Materials and Methods: Patients who underwent unilateral primary TKA due to osteoarthritis from January 2005 to January 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. They were divided into two groups: GA (n=490) and SA (n=746). The operation duration, length of perioperative stay in the operation room and occurrences of adverse events in postoperative 30 days (mean, 29...
June 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545111/northern-range-expansion-of-the-asian-tiger-mosquito-aedes-albopictus-analysis-of-mosquito-data-from-connecticut-usa
#16
Philip M Armstrong, Theodore G Andreadis, John J Shepard, Michael C Thomas
BACKGROUND: The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is an invasive species and important arbovirus vector that was introduced into the U.S. in the 1980's where it continues to expand its range. Winter temperature is an important constraint to its northward expansion, with potential range limits located between the 0° and -5°C mean cold month isotherm. Connecticut is located within this climatic zone and therefore, Ae. albopictus was monitored statewide to assess its northern range expansion and to delineate where populations can stably persist...
May 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545071/characterization-of-the-urinary-microbiome-in-healthy-dogs
#17
Erin N Burton, Leah A Cohn, Carol N Reinero, Hans Rindt, Stephen G Moore, Aaron C Ericsson
The urinary bladder in healthy dogs has dogmatically been considered free of bacteria. This study used culture independent techniques to characterize the healthy canine urinary microbiota. Urine samples collected by antepubic cystocentesis from dogs without urinary infection were used for DNA extraction. Genital tract and rectal samples were collected simultaneously from the same dogs. The V4 hypervariable region of the 16S rRNA bacterial gene was amplified and compared against Greengenes database for OTU assignment and relative abundance for urine, genital, and rectal samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544099/genetic-signatures-coupled-with-lineage-shift-characterize-endemic-evolution-of-dengue-virus-serotype-2-during-2015-outbreak-in-delhi-india
#18
Manish Chandra Choudhary, Ekta Gupta, Shvetank Sharma, Nadeem Hasnain, Pragya Agarwala
OBJECTIVE: In 2015 New Delhi witnessed a massive outbreak of Dengue virus (DENV) resulting in high morbidity and mortality. We report the molecular characterization of the dominant circulating DENV strain to understand its evolution and dispersal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DENV infections were diagnosed by detection of IgM/NS1 antigen and serotyping was performed by C-PrM PCR. Envelope gene was amplified and variation(s) in envelope gene were analyzed. Phylogenetic tree construction, time-based phylogeny and origin of DENV were analyzed...
May 23, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543922/molluscum-contagiosum-of-the-gluteal-cleft-observations-and-implications-for-management-in-five-children
#19
Joshua R Bakke, Sarah L Stein
Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is a common, self-limited skin infection caused by a double-stranded DNA virus of the family Poxviridae. Although the morphology of the disease is well described, MC presenting at unusual sites can exhibit atypical morphology, resulting in misdiagnosis. This observational, retrospective case series discusses the novel morphology of MC presenting in the intergluteal cleft of five children seen in the outpatient dermatology clinic of an academic medical center. We present this case series to highlight this novel presentation of MC in children and to emphasize a conservative approach to management given the sensitive location and the self-limited nature of the infection...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543778/oral-flora-in-acute-stroke-patients-a-prospective-exploratory-observational-study
#20
Elizabeth Boaden, Mary Lyons, Sim K Singhrao, Hazel Dickinson, Michael Leathley, Catherine E Lightbody, Alison McLoughlin, Zarine Khan, Stjohn Crean, Craig Smith, Susan Higham, Caroline Watkins
OBJECTIVE: To describe the bacterial profile of the oral flora during the first 2 weeks following a stroke, examining changes in the condition of the oral cavity and infections. BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is common after a stroke and can lead to aspiration pneumonia. Oral flora changes associated with stroke have been implicated as a possible source of bacteria that can cause systemic infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-seven participants were recruited over a period of 9 months...
May 22, 2017: Gerodontology
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