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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645883/the-first-nationwide-surveillance-of-antibacterial-susceptibility-patterns-of-pathogens-isolated-from-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-dermatology-departments-in-japan
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Shinichi Watanabe, Takamitsu Ohnishi, Akira Yuasa, Hiroshi Kiyota, Satoshi Iwata, Mitsuo Kaku, Akira Watanabe, Junko Sato, Hideaki Hanaki, Motomu Manabe, Tamio Suzuki, Fujio Otsuka, Michiko Aihara, Ken Iozumi, Takeshi Tamaki, Yuichi Funada, Mikio Shinozaki, Motoko Kobayashi, Masaru Okuda, Go Kikyo, Kumi Kikuchi, Yoshitane Okada, Masanori Takeshima, Osamu Kaneko, Natsuki Ogawa, Rie Ito, Ryuhei Okuyama, Shinji Shimada, Tadamichi Shimizu, Naohito Hatta, Maeda Manabu, Kiyohiro Tsutsui, Toshihiro Tanaka, Yoshiki Miyachi, Hideo Asada, Fukumi Furukawa, Ichiro Kurokawa, Keiji Iwatsuki, Michihiro Hide, Masahiko Muto, Osamu Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Niihara, Kenji Takagaki, Yasuo Kubota, Koji Sayama, Shigetoshi Sano, Masutaka Furue, Takuro Kanekura
To investigate the trends of antimicrobial resistance in pathogens isolated from skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTI) at dermatology departments in Japan, a Japanese surveillance committee conducted the first nationwide survey in 2013. Three main organisms were collected from SSTI at 30 dermatology departments in medical centers and 10 dermatology clinics. A total of 860 strains - 579 of Staphylococcus aureus, 240 of coagulase-negative Staphylococci, and 41 of Streptococcus pyogenes - were collected and shipped to a central laboratory for antimicrobial susceptibility testing...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638594/high-burden-of-antimicrobial-resistance-among-gram-negative-bacteria-causing-healthcare-associated-infections-in-a-critical-care-unit-of-nepal
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Narayan Prasad Parajuli, Subhash Prasad Acharya, Shyam Kumar Mishra, Keshab Parajuli, Basista Prasad Rijal, Bharat Mani Pokhrel
BACKGROUND: Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) and antimicrobial resistance are principal threats to the patients of intensive care units and are the major determining factors for patient outcome. They are associated with increased morbidity, mortality, excess hospitalization and financial costs. The present study is an attempt to investigate the spectrum and antimicrobial resistance of bacterial isolates involved in healthcare associated infections (HCAI) in the patients of a critical care unit at a tertiary care university hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605194/discovery-of-two-bacterial-nitric-oxide-responsive-proteins-and-their-roles-in-bacterial-biofilm-regulation
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Sajjad Hossain, Lisa-Marie Nisbett, Elizabeth M Boon
Bacterial biofilms form when bacteria adhere to a surface and produce an exopolysaccharide matrix ( Costerton Science 1999 , 284 , 1318 ; Davies Science 1998 , 280 , 295 ; Flemming Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 2010 , 8 , 623 ). Because biofilms are resistant to antibiotics, they are problematic in many aspects of human health and welfare, causing, for instance, persistent fouling of medical implants such as catheters and artificial joints ( Brunetto Chimia 2008 , 62 , 249 ). They are responsible for chronic infections in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients and in open wounds, such as those associated with burns and diabetes...
June 12, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597369/first-report-of-real-time-monitoring-of-coagulation-function-potential-and-igg-subtype-of-anti-fviii-autoantibodies-in-a-child-with-acquired-hemophilia-a-associated-with-streptococcal-infection-and-amoxicillin
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Masahiro Takeyama, Keiji Nogami, Takahiro Kajimoto, Kenichi Ogiwara, Tomoko Matsumoto, Midori Shima
We describe an 8-year-old boy with acquired hemophilia A (AHA) associated with streptococcal infection and amoxicillin. Laboratory data revealed low factor VIII activity (FVIII:C, 1.5 IU/dl), and FVIII inhibitor (15.9 BU/ml). Comprehensive coagulation function assays, including rotation thromboelastometry (ROTEM(®)), revealed a markedly prolonged clotting time. Thrombin and plasmin generation (TG/PG) appeared to be moderately impaired. The inhibitor epitope of his anti-FVIII autoantibody recognized light and heavy chains...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592978/prevalence-and-clinical-manifestations-of-macrolide-resistant-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-korean-children
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Eun Lee, Hyun-Ju Cho, Soo-Jong Hong, Jina Lee, Heungsup Sung, Jinho Yu
PURPOSE: Macrolide resistance rate of Mycoplasma pneumoniae has rapidly increased in children. Studies on the clinical features between macrolide susceptible-M. pneumoniae (MSMP) and macrolide resistant-M. pneumoniae (MRMP) are lacking. The aim of this study was to identify the macrolide resistance rate of M. pneumoniae in Korean children with M. pneumoniae penupmonia in 2015 and compare manifestations between MSMP and MRMP. METHODS: Among 122 children (0-18 years old) diagnosed with M...
May 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592295/angiostrongylus-vasorum-infection-in-dogs-from-a-cardiopulmonary-dirofilariosis-endemic-area-of-northwestern-italy-a-case-study-and-a-retrospective-data-analysis
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Emanuela Olivieri, Sergio Aurelio Zanzani, Alessia Libera Gazzonis, Chiara Giudice, Paola Brambilla, Isa Alberti, Stefano Romussi, Rocco Lombardo, Carlo Maria Mortellaro, Barbara Banco, Federico Maria Vanzulli, Fabrizia Veronesi, Maria Teresa Manfredi
BACKGROUND: In Italy, Angiostrongylus vasorum, an emergent parasite, is being diagnosed in dogs from areas considered free of infection so far. As clinical signs are multiple and common to other diseases, its diagnosis can be challenging. In particular, in areas where angiostrongylosis and dirofilariosis overlap, a misleading diagnosis of cardiopulmonary dirofilariosis might occur even on the basis of possible misleading outcomes from diagnostic kits. CASE PRESENTATION: Two Cavalier King Charles spaniel dogs from an Italian breeding in the Northwest were referred to a private veterinary hospital with respiratory signs...
June 7, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587063/a-relative-deficiency-of-lysosomal-acid-lypase-activity-characterizes-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Francesco Tovoli, Lucia Napoli, Giulia Negrini, Sergio D'Addato, Giulia Tozzi, Jessica D'Amico, Fabio Piscaglia, Luigi Bolondi
Lysosomal acid lipase (LAL) is a key enzyme in lipid metabolism. Initial reports have suggested a role for a relative acquired LAL deficiency in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)-however, it is still unclear whether this mechanism is specific for NAFLD. We aimed to determine LAL activity in a cohort of NAFLD subjects and in a control group of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected patients, investigating the role of liver cirrhosis. A total of 81 patients with a diagnosis of NAFLD, and 78 matched controls with HCV-related liver disease were enrolled...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584733/nosocomial-infections-and-antibiotic-resistance-pattern-in-open-heart-surgery-patients-at-imam-ali-hospital-in-kermanshah-iran
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Fatemeh Heydarpour, Youssef Rahmani, Behzad Heydarpour, Atefeh Asadmobini
Background: Patients undergoing open heart surgery have a relatively high risk of acquiring nosocomial infections. The development of antibiotic-resistant infections is associated with prolonged hospital stays and mortalities. Objectives: The present study was conducted to investigate nosocomial infections and the antibiotic resistance pattern in bacteria causing these infections in open heart surgery patients at Imam Ali Hospital in Kermanshah in the west of Iran over a 4-year period from March 2011 to March 2014...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579026/a-flow-cytometric-assessment-of-the-lymphocyte-immunophenotypes-in-dogs-naturally-infected-with-babesia-rossi
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Yolandi Rautenbach, Amelia Goddard, Peter N Thompson, Richard J Mellanby, Andrew L Leisewitz
Immunity to Babesia infection requires both innate and acquired responses, including cell mediated- and humoral responses. The aims of this study were to investigate the variation in selected peripheral blood lymphocyte phenotypes in dogs with virulent babesiosis at presentation and over time after treatment, and to determine whether these were correlated with the severity of clinical signs. Forty-four dogs naturally infected with B. rossi were studied and 5 healthy dogs were included as controls. Blood samples were collected from the jugular vein at admission, prior to any treatment, and at 24h and 48-72h...
July 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577933/impact-of-selective-reporting-of-antibiotic-susceptibility-test-results-on-the-appropriateness-of-antibiotics-chosen-by-french-general-practitioners-in-urinary-tract-infections-a-randomised-controlled-case-vignette-study
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Loic Bourdellon, Nathalie Thilly, Sébastien Fougnot, Céline Pulcini, Sandrine Henard
Selective reporting of antibiotic susceptibility test (AST) results is a potential intervention for laboratory-based antibiotic stewardship. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of AST reporting on the appropriateness of antibiotics selected by French general practitioners for urinary tract infections (UTIs). A randomised controlled case-vignette study in a region of northeast France surveyed general practitioners between July and October 2015 on treatment of four clinical cases of community-acquired Escherichia coli UTIs (two cases of complicated cystitis, one of acute pyelonephritis and one male UTI)...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575362/the-diagnostic-utility-of-induced-sputum-microscopy-and-culture-in-childhood-pneumonia
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David R Murdoch, Susan C Morpeth, Laura L Hammitt, Amanda J Driscoll, Nora L Watson, Henry C Baggett, W Abdullah Brooks, Maria Deloria Knoll, Daniel R Feikin, Karen L Kotloff, Orin S Levine, Shabir A Madhi, Katherine L O'Brien, J Anthony G Scott, Donald M Thea, Peter V Adrian, Dilruba Ahmed, Muntasir Alam, Juliet O Awori, Andrea N DeLuca, Melissa M Higdon, Ruth A Karron, Geoffrey Kwenda, Eunice M Machuka, Sirirat Makprasert, Jessica McLellan, David P Moore, John Mwaba, Salim Mwarumba, Daniel E Park, Christine Prosperi, Ornuma Sangwichian, Seydou Sissoko, Milagritos D Tapia, Scott L Zeger, Stephen R C Howie
Background.: Sputum microscopy and culture are commonly used for diagnosing the cause of pneumonia in adults but are rarely performed in children due to difficulties in obtaining specimens. Induced sputum is occasionally used to investigate lower respiratory infections in children but has not been widely used in pneumonia etiology studies. Methods.: We evaluated the diagnostic utility of induced sputum microscopy and culture in patients enrolled in the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study, a large study of community-acquired pneumonia in children aged 1-59 months...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559163/a-cost-saving-strategy-for-processing-isolated-uropathogens-in-community-acquired-urinary-tract-infections
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Juan Manuel Sánchez-Calvo, José Luís de Francisco, Eva Torres-Martos, Juan Carlos Alados Arboledas, Maria Dolores López Prieto
Outpatient urine samples are among the most commonly processed in a microbiology laboratory, which involves a high economic burden. The aim of this study was compare cost and efficiency to process uropathogens between MicroScan system (2010-2011) versus a chromogenic medium and the disk diffusion method (2013-2014). In the first period, a total 9918 bacterial populations were isolated from urine samples. Annual estimated costs during 2010 and 2011 for processing were EUR 53,818 and EUR 57,306, respectively (EUR 111,124 total)...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558828/eprinomectin-pour-on-eprinex%C3%A2-pour-on-merial-efficacy-against-gastrointestinal-and-pulmonary-nematodes-and-pharmacokinetics-in-sheep
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Dietmar Hamel, Antonio Bosco, Laura Rinaldi, Giuseppe Cringoli, Karl-Heinz Kaulfuß, Michael Kellermann, James Fischer, Hailun Wang, Katrin Kley, Sandra Mayr, Renate Rauh, Martin Visser, Thea Wiefel, Becky Fankhauser, Steffen Rehbein
BACKGROUND: The anthelmintic efficacy of the 0.5% w/v topical formulation of eprinomectin (EPN), EPRINEX® Pour-on (Merial) when administered at 1 mg/kg body weight was evaluated in sheep in two dose confirmation laboratory studies and one multicenter field study. In addition, the pharmacokinetics of EPN when administered at that dosage to adult sheep was determined. RESULTS: In the two dose confirmation studies, which included 10 sheep each, sheep treated with topical EPN had significantly (p < 0...
May 30, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549522/pathobiology-of-human-papillomaviruses-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-persons
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Uma Krishnamurti, Elizabeth R Unger
There is a complex interrelationship between human papillomaviruses (HPV) and human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) that has been recognized from the start of the HIV epidemic. Cervical cancer was used as a surveillance indicator for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) before definitive identification of the viral etiology of either condition were known. Careful epidemiologic studies combined with clinical and laboratory measures of HPV, HPV-associated disease, and HIV have helped us understand many aspects of the relationship between these two virus groups; however, questions remain...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
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/28545520/the-abundance-of-the-lyme-disease-pathogen-borrelia-afzelii-declines-over-time-in-the-tick-vector-ixodes-ricinus
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Maxime Jacquet, Dolores Genné, Alessandro Belli, Elodie Maluenda, Anouk Sarr, Maarten J Voordouw
BACKGROUND: The population dynamics of vector-borne pathogens inside the arthropod vector can have important consequences for vector-to-host transmission. Tick-borne spirochete bacteria of the Borrelia burgdorferi (sensu lato) species complex cause Lyme borreliosis in humans and spend long periods of time (>12 months) in their Ixodes tick vectors. To date, few studies have investigated the dynamics of Borrelia spirochete populations in unfed Ixodes nymphal ticks. METHODS: Larval ticks from our laboratory colony of I...
May 25, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542123/malaria-surveillance-united-states-2014
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Kimberly E Mace, Paul M Arguin
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Malaria in humans is caused by intraerythrocytic protozoa of the genus Plasmodium. These parasites are transmitted by the bite of an infective female Anopheles mosquito. The majority of malaria infections in the United States occur among persons who have traveled to regions with ongoing malaria transmission. However, malaria is occasionally acquired by persons who have not traveled out of the country through exposure to infected blood products, congenital transmission, laboratory exposure, or local mosquitoborne transmission...
May 26, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539340/evaluating-and-improving-vitek-ms%C3%A2-for-identification-of-clinically-relevant-species-of-trichosporon-and-the-close-related-genera-cutaneotrichosporon-and-apiotrichum
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João N de Almeida, Viviane M Favero Gimenes, Elaine C Francisco, Lumena P Machado Siqueira, Renato K Gonçalves de Almeida, Juliette Guitard, Christophe Hennequin, Arnaldo Lopes Colombo, Gil Benard, Flavia Rossi
Trichosporon species are relevant etiologic agents of hospital-acquired infections. High mortality rates are attributed to Trichosporon deep-seated infections in immunocompromised individuals, being fast and accurate species identification relevant for hasting the best-targeted therapy. Recently, Trichosporon taxonomy has been re-assessed and three genera have been proposed for the pathogenic species: Trichosporon, Cutaneotrichosporon and Apiotrichum Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has replaced old phenotypic methods for microorganism's identification in clinical laboratories, but spectral profile databases have to be evaluated and improved for optimal species identification performance...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538901/sexually-transmitted-infections-and-pro-lives-based-on-a-clinical-report
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Paulo Eduardo Neves Ferreira Velho
Physicians are also responsible for the increase in sexually transmitted infections. We report a case of patient inadequately monitored, that shows the importance of physicians to take basic measures with any individual at risk of acquiring such infections. We propose the following mnemonic acrostic: PRO-LIVES (Protection: usual and proper codom use, Responsibility, Other orientations, Laboratory tests -HIV infection, syphilis and B and C hepatitis-, Immunization: B hepatitis vaccination, Various: at least two patients, Ensure: case history and physical examination, Single dose treatment: whenever possible)...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537778/antibacterial-susceptibilities-of-escherichia-coli-from-community-acquired-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-faroe-islands-associations-with-antibacterial-sales-and-comparison-with-iceland-and-denmark
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Marita Debess Magnussen, Hannes Gislason, Shahin Gaini, Karl G Kristinsson
Currently, data on Escherichia coli antibacterial susceptibilities in the Faroe Islands are lacking. The aim was to investigate the antibacterial susceptibilities of E. coli from patients with community-acquired urinary tract infections in the Faroe Islands, correlate with antibacterial sales, and compare with Iceland and Denmark. From 2009 to 2010 and in 2012, 12 general practitioners from the Faroe Islands were recruited to provide urine samples from patients. Antibacterial susceptibilities were determined by disc diffusion testing according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute methods and criteria...
May 24, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
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