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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471106/historical-and-contemporary-features-of-infections-due-to-clostridium-novyi
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David M Aronoff, Powel H Kazanjian
Clostridium novyi is an anaerobic bacterium that resides in the soil in nature and that may cause severe clinical infections in humans. It is named after Frederick Novy, who incidentally discovered the anaerobic organism responsible for septicemia in rabbits. In this paper, we explore the circumstances surrounding the identification of the organism. In particular, we address who Novy was and what he was trying to do when he first described the organism in the 1890s. We then address what is known about the biological features of the organism today, as well as the clinical syndromes that are now recognized to be associated with the microbe...
February 19, 2018: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429482/enteric-coronavirus-infection-in-adult-horses
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N Pusterla, R Vin, C M Leutenegger, L D Mittel, T J Divers
A new enteric virus of adult horses, equine coronavirus (ECoV), has recently been recognized. It is associated with fever, lethargy, anorexia, and less frequently, colic and diarrhea. This enteric virus is transmitted via the feco-oral route and horses become infected by ingesting fecally contaminated feed and water. Various outbreaks have been reported since 2010 from Japan, Europe and the USA. While the clinical signs are fairly non-specific, lymphopenia and neutropenia are often seen. Specific diagnosis is made by the detection of ECoV in feces by either quantitative real-time PCR, electron microscopy or antigen-capture ELISA...
January 2018: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422727/pattern-and-outcome-of-obstetric-admissions-into-the-intensive-care-unit-of-a-southeast-nigerian-hospital
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Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, Leonard Ogbonna Ajah, Vitus Okwuchukwu Obi, Uche Anthony Umeh, Joseph Tochukwu Enebe, Kingsley Chukwu Obioha
Background and Aims: Although pregnancy and labor are considered physiological processes, the potential for catastrophic complications is constant and may develop rapidly. There is growing evidence that admission of high-risk patients into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is associated with a reduction in maternal mortality. This study was aimed at reviewing all obstetric patients admitted into the ICU. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study of all obstetric patients who were admitted into the ICU between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2013...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366858/non-o1-non-o139-vibrio-cholerae-septicemia-at-a-tertiary-care-center-in-beirut-lebanon-a-case-report-and-review
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Carla Zmeter, Hussam Tabaja, Ala I Sharara, Souha S Kanj
More clinical infections with non-O1, non-O139 Vibrio cholerae have been recently reported. These pathogens usually do not cause the epidemic and pandemic cases of cholera seen with choleragenic vibrios. However, they can still cause intestinal as well as extra-intestinal disease and can be associated with significant mortality. Herein, we present the first case of non-O1, non-O139 Vibrio cholerae septicemia reported in Lebanon since the beginning of the Lebanese waste crisis.
January 20, 2018: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352596/thirty-day-readmissions-following-parathyroidectomy-evidence-from-the-national-readmissions-database-2013-2014
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Adam M Kravietz, Jessica L Buicko, Joshua P Parreco, Michael A Lopez, Robert A Kozol
PURPOSE: Parathyroidectomy is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States, and are increasingly being performed safely in the outpatient setting. However, complications from surgery can be life-threatening, and thus an understanding of who may be at risk is essential. We analyzed and compared the risk factors for patients readmitted within 30 days following inpatient parathyroidectomy for primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the National Readmissions Database from 2013 to 2014 for patients who received inpatient parathyroidectomy for primary or secondary hyperparathyroidism...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224803/salmonella-in-dairy-cattle
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REVIEW
Chelsea L Holschbach, Simon F Peek
As an infectious, contagious pathogen, Salmonella is probably rivaled by only bovine viral diarrhea virus in its ability to cause clinical disease, such as enteritis, septicemia, pneumonia, and reproductive losses. The increasing prevalence of Salmonella, particularly Salmonella Dublin, on dairies presents new challenges to producers and veterinarians. No current discussion of bovine salmonellosis is complete without acknowledging the increasing public health concern. Increasing antimicrobial resistance among enteric pathogens brings the use of antimicrobials by veterinarians and producers under ever stricter scrutiny...
December 7, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Food Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205230/can-protein-restriction-set-up-t-lymphocytes-favorably-for-their-activation-against-pathogens-through-myc
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Jung-Eun Lee
One area that presents a significant threat to global health is infectious diseases. With increasing prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria [1], opportunistic infections are a growing concern for human societies. In 2009, there were 89,000 deaths caused by pneumonia, septicemia, and influenza virus in the United States alone [2]. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria increase the risk of secondary infection that is associated with many standard medical procedures such as organ transplantation, chemotherapy, dialysis, and elective surgery [1]...
2017: MOJ Lymphology Phlebol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179884/mortality-pattern-in-otorhinolaryngology-ward-a-5-years%C3%A2-retrospective-study-at-an-urban-tertiary-health-care-center-in-india
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Vivek Kumar, Satish Kumar, Naresh Chandra Sharma, Badal Kumar
BACKGROUND: To recognize deaths in the otorhinolaryngology indoor wards, determine the reason behind the mortalities and recommend modifications for betterment of patient care and surgical outcomes. METHOD: Data was collected from the mortality register, operation theatre registers, ward registers and case notes of patients declared dead at an urban tertiary health care center in India for a period of 5 years; from January 2012 to December 2016. The data included date of admission, age, sex, educational status, residence, and clinical diagnosis, course of hospital stay and medical cause of death...
October 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142521/fatal-infections-in-older-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-on-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapy
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Way-Seah Lee, Najib Azmi, Ruey-Terng Ng, Sik-Yong Ong, Sasheela Sri La Ponnampalavanar, Sanjiv Mahadeva, Ida Hilmi
Anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) is highly effective in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); however, it is associated with an increased risk of infections, particularly in older adults. We reviewed 349 patients with IBD, who were observed over a 12-month period, 74 of whom had received anti-TNF therapy (71 patients were aged <60 years and 3 were aged ≥60 years). All the 3 older patients developed serious infectious complications after receiving anti-TNFs, although all of them were also on concomitant immunosuppressive therapy...
October 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132070/sixteen-year-history-of-rituximab-therapy-for-1085-pemphigus-vulgaris-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Soheil Tavakolpour, HamidReza Mahmoudi, Kamran Balighi, Robabeh Abedini, Maryam Daneshpazhooh
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare autoimmune disease due to the production of pathogenic autoantibodies directed against desmoglein 1 and 3, usually affecting both skin and mucous membranes. Recently, rituximab, a chimeric IgG1 monoclonal antibody which targets the CD20 molecules have been regarded as a promising treatment for PV. In this study, a systematic review was conducted to conclude on how and which PV patients could benefit from rituximab infusion. Search in PubMed results in 114 relevant studies, which met the criteria...
November 10, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122409/understanding-the-virulence-of-streptococcus-suis-a-veterinary-medical-and-economic-challenge
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REVIEW
B Haas, D Grenier
Streptococcus suis is a major swine pathogen worldwide and causes considerable economic losses in the swine industry. S. suis is also an emerging zoonotic agent, mainly in Asia. In pigs and humans, S. suis can cause septicemia, pneumonia, endocarditis, arthritis, and meningitis with irreversible sequelae. Identification and characterization of the virulence factors produced by S. suis are major advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis of S. suis infections and has therefore opened promising avenues for vaccine development against this pathogen...
November 6, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094482/maternal-peripartum-septic-shock-caused-by-intrauterine-infection-with-edwardsiella-tarda-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yuki Miyazawa, Keisuke Murakami, Yuichiro Kizaki, Yukiko Itaya, Yasushi Takai, Hiroyuki Seki
Edwardsiella tarda (E. tarda) is a rare pathogen in humans, especially during the peripartum period. Only a few cases of fatal neonatal infection with E. tarda have been reported. Herein, we describe a case of maternal septicemia caused by E. tarda following peripartum chorioamnionitis. The mother developed septic shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation and a post-cesarean wound hematoma with abscess. Her condition improved with multidisciplinary therapy including blood transfusion, antimicrobial agents, recombinant thrombomodulin and surgical debridement...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081911/leptotrichia-species-in-human-infections-ii
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REVIEW
Emenike R K Eribe, Ingar Olsen
Leptotrichia species are non-motile facultative anaerobic/anaerobic bacteria that are found mostly in the oral cavity and some other parts of the human body, in animals, and even in ocean sediments. Valid species include L. buccalis, L. goodfellowii, L. hofstadii, L. honkongensis, L. shahii, L. trevisanii, and L. wadei. Some species require serum or blood for growth. All species ferment carbohydrates and produce lactic acid that may be involved with tooth decay. Acting as opportunistic pathogens, they are involved in a variety of diseases, and have been isolated from immunocompromised but also immunocompetent individuals...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029129/a-visual-review-of-the-human-pathogen-streptococcus-pneumoniae
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Ditte Høyer Engholm, Mogens Kilian, David S Goodsell, Ebbe Sloth Andersen, Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard
Being the principal causative agent of bacterial pneumonia, otitis media, meningitis and septicemia, the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major global health problem. To highlight the molecular basis of this problem, we have portrayed essential biological processes of the pneumococcal life cycle in eight watercolor paintings. The paintings are done to a consistent nanometer scale based on currently available data from structural biology and proteomics. In this review article, the paintings are used to provide a visual review of protein synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism, cell wall synthesis, cell division, teichoic acid synthesis, virulence, transformation and pilus synthesis based on the available scientific literature within the field of pneumococcal biology...
November 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966500/chromobacterium-violaceum-induced-sepsis-and-multiorgan-dysfunction-resembling-melioidosis-in-an-elderly-diabetic-patient-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Sagar Khadanga, Tadepalli Karuna, Dharmendra Dugar, Shakti Prasad Satapathy
An elderly diabetic farmer presented with chronic nonhealing ulcer over the left foot, multiple liver abscesses, and right-sided pleural effusion. The patient developed septicemia and multiorgan failure. The pus grew pigment producing Chromobacterium violaceum. He was treated successfully with ciprofloxacin for a total duration of 15 days. This case is reported for its rare clinical presentation and resemblance with melioidosis. Of the 200 C. violaceum cases reported across the globe, this is the 14(th) case from India and the oldest in the literature...
October 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962575/the-incomparability-of-cause-of-death-statistics-under-one-country-two-systems-shanghai-versus-hong-kong
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Jiaying Zhao, Edward Jow-Ching Tu, Chi-Kin Law
BACKGROUND: Valid and comparable cause of death (COD) statistics are crucial for health policy analyses. Variations in COD assignment across geographical areas are well-documented while socio-institutional factors may affect the process of COD and underlying cause of death (UCD) determination. This study examines the comparability of UCD statistics in Hong Kong and Shanghai, having two political systems within one country, and assesses how socio-institutional factors influence UCD comparability...
September 29, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954408/history-and-outcome-of-febrile-neutropenia-outside-the-oncology-setting-a-retrospective-study-of-76-cases-related-to-non-chemotherapy-drugs
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Emmanuel Andrès, Rachel Mourot-Cottet, Frédéric Maloisel, Olivier Keller, Thomas Vogel, François Séverac, Martine Tebacher, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Jean-Christophe Weber, Georges Kaltenbach, Bernard Goichot, Jean Sibilia, Anne-Sophie Korganow, Raoul Herbrecht
BACKGROUND: Despite major advances in its prevention and treatment, febrile neutropenia remains a most concerning complication of cancer chemotherapy. Outside the oncology setting, however, only few data are currently available on febrile neutropenia related to non-chemotherapy drugs. We report here data on 76 patients with febrile neutropenia related to non-chemotherapy drugs, followed up in a referral center within a university hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 76 patients with idiosyncratic drug-induced febrile neutropenia were retrospectively reviewed...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953725/the-functional-angiosome-clinical-implications-of-the-anatomical-concept
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G Ian Taylor, Russell J Corlett, Mark W Ashton
BACKGROUND: The angiosome is a three-dimensional block of tissue supplied by a source vessel with its boundary outlined either by an anastomotic perimeter of reduced-caliber choke vessels or by true anastomoses with no reduction of vessel caliber. This article focuses on the role of these anastomotic vessels in defining flap survival or the necrotic pattern seen in fulminating meningococcal septicemia. METHODS: Experiments in pigs, dogs, guinea pigs, and rabbits over the past 46 years were reviewed, focusing on the necrosis line of flaps, the effects of various toxins in vivo, and correlating these results in the clinical setting...
October 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918753/neonatal-intestinal-obstruction-associated-with-situs-inversus-totalis-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Rahul Gupta, Varsha Soni, Prakash Devidas Valse, Ram Babu Goyal, Arun Kumar Gupta, Praveen Mathur
BACKGROUND: The association of neonatal intestinal obstruction with situs inversus totalis is extremely rare with only few cases reported in the literature to date. This association poses dilemmas in management. We present two such cases (of Indian origin), and briefly discuss the pertinent literature and measures to prevent unfavorable outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1: a 1-month-old preterm (1300 g) male neonate belonging to Hindu (Indian) ethnicity presented with recurrent bile-stained vomiting, non-passage of stools and epigastric fullness...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892991/neisseria-meningitidis-causing-multiple-cerebral-abscesses-in-early-neonatal-period-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Laxman Basani, Roja Aepala
Neisseria meningitidis is a rare cause of meningitis and septicemia in neonates. There are few published case reports of neonatal meningococcal meningitis complicated by subdural empyema, cerebral abscess and hydrocephalus. Few cases of neonatal meningococcal meningitis have been reported in the literature with none of them having the complication of multiple cerebral abscesses in early neonatal period (<seven days of life). We report a case of meningococcal meningitis with multiple cerebral abscesses which presented on fifth day of life and developed hydrocephalus at five weeks of life requiring a Ventriculo Peritoneal (VP) shunt...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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