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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329668/stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-in-us-adults
#1
Derek Y Hsu
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are life-threatening disorders. The incidences, mortality and cost of SJS and TEN in US adults are not well-characterized. We analyzed data from the 2009-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, containing a representative 20% sample of all hospitalizations in the US. SJS, SJS/TEN and TEN were identified by a validated algorithm using ICD-9- CM codes. The mean incidences of SJS, SJS/TEN and TEN were 9.3, 1.6, and 1.9 per million people per year, respectively...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329667/serious-infections-are-on-the-rise-in-us-inpatients-with-psoriasis
#2
Derek Y Hsu
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder associated with immune dysregulation and use of systemic immunosuppressive treatments that may predispose toward serious infections. We sought to determine the rates of serious infections in hospitalized patients with psoriasis. We analyzed data from the 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, containing a 20% sample of all US hospitalizations. Psoriasis was determined by a validated algorithm using ICD-9-CM codes. In multivariate logistic regression models adjusting for socio-demographics, psoriasis was associated with multiple serious infections, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (odds ratio [95% confidence intervals] 1...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329234/revaccination-of-guinea-pigs-with-the-live-attenuated-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-vaccine-mtbvac-improves-bcg-s-protection-against-tuberculosis
#3
Simon Clark, Faye Lanni, Dessislava Marinova, Emma Rayner, Carlos Martin, Ann Williams
Background.: The need for an effective vaccine against human tuberculosis has driven the development of different candidates and vaccination strategies. Novel live attenuated vaccines are being developed that promise greater safety and efficacy than BCG against tuberculosis. We combined BCG with the vaccine MTBVAC to evaluate whether the efficacy of either vaccine would be affected upon revaccination. Methods.: In a well-established guinea pig model of aerosol infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, BCG and MTBVAC delivered via various prime-boost combinations or alone were compared...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325344/chitosan-gold-nanoparticles-for-detection-of-amplified-nucleic-acids-isolated-from-sputum
#4
Salma N Tammam, Mahmoud A F Khalil, Eman Abdul Gawad, Asma Althani, Hosam Zaghloul, Hassan M E Azzazy
A platform for nucleic acid detection employing chitosan and chitosan coated gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) was developed. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) was used as a model target. MTB DNA was extracted from sputum using simple total nucleic acid extraction. Following amplification of MTB DNA, chitosan and AuNPs were added to samples. Free chitosan conjugated non-target DNA in negative samples, avoiding AuNP-DNA interaction and hence negative samples remained red. In positive samples, amplified DNA was capable of saturating free chitosan leading to AuNP aggregation where positive samples turned blue...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323755/cyp2b6-genotype-directed-dosing-is-required-for-optimal-efavirenz-exposure-in-children-3-to-36-months-with-hiv-infection
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Carolyn Bolton Moore, Edmund V Capparelli, Pearl Samson, Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, Patrick Jean-Philippe, Carol Worrell, Barbara Heckman, Lynette Purdue, Stephen A Spector, Alex Benns, William Borkowsky, Amy Loftis, Elizabeth Hawkins, Carole Wallis, Ellen G Chadwick
OBJECTIVES: To determine safety, efficacy and genotypic-specific dose requirements of EFV in children aged 3 - <36 months of age with HIV infection with or without TB co-infection. DESIGN: IMPAACT P1070 was a 24 week prospective cohort trial of EFV (as open capsules) plus two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors in children with HIV infection 3- < 36 months without tuberculosis (Cohort 1). METHODS: CYP2B6 G516T genotype was determined and intensive PK's were performed at week 2...
March 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320401/prevalence-of-tuberculous-lesion-in-cattle-slaughtered-in-mubende-district-uganda
#6
Daniel Pakasi Nalapa, Adrian Muwonge, Clovice Kankya, Francisco Olea-Popelka
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of gross pathology suggestive of bovine tuberculosis (TB-like lesions) and evaluate animal's characteristics associated with the risk of having bovine TB-like lesions among cattle slaughtered in Mubende district in the Uganda cattle corridor. METHOD: We conducted a cross sectional study in which 1,576 slaughtered cattle in Mubende district municipal abattoir underwent post-mortem inspection between August 2013 and January 2014...
March 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320336/multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-ethiopian-settings-and-its-association-with-previous-history-of-anti-tuberculosis-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#7
Setegn Eshetie, Mucheye Gizachew, Mulat Dagnew, Gemechu Kumera, Haile Woldie, Fekadu Ambaw, Belay Tessema, Feleke Moges
BACKGROUND: Efforts to control the global burden of tuberculosis (TB) have been jeopardized by the rapid evolution of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), which is resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampicin. Previous studies have documented variable prevalences of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and its risk factors in Ethiopia. Therefore, this meta-analysis is aimed, firstly, to determine the pooled prevalence of MDR-TB among newly diagnosed and previously treated TB cases, and secondly, to measure the association between MDR-TB and a history of previous anti-TB drugs treatment...
March 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319817/indoor-air-quality-of-low-and-middle-income-urban-households-in-durban-south-africa
#8
Nkosana Jafta, Lars Barregard, Prakash M Jeena, Rajen N Naidoo
INTRODUCTION: Elevated levels of indoor air pollutants may cause cardiopulmonary disease such as lower respiratory infection, chronic obstructive lung disease and lung cancer, but the association with tuberculosis (TB) is unclear. So far the risk estimates of TB infection or/and disease due to indoor air pollution (IAP) exposure are based on self-reported exposures rather than direct measurements of IAP, and these exposures have not been validated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to characterize and develop predictive models for concentrations of three air pollutants (PM10, NO2 and SO2) in homes of children participating in a childhood TB study...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317807/tetrahydro-2-furanyl-2-4-1h-3h-pyrimidinedione-derivatives-as-novel-antibacterial-compounds-against-mycobacterium
#9
Yuji Koseki, Hironori Kanetaka, Joji Tsunosaki, Héléne Munier-Lehmann, Shunsuke Aoki
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium tuberculosis thymidine monophosphate kinase (mtTMPK) is a potential enzymatic target for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we performed pharmacophore-based in silico screening, targeting mtTMPK with a compound library of 461,383 chemicals. We evaluated the candidate compounds for inhibitory effects on the growth of the model mycobacteria, Mycobacterium smegmatis. RESULTS: The compound KTP3 completely inhibited the growth of M...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306733/hypervirulent-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strain-triggers-necrotic-lung-pathology-associated-with-enhanced-recruitment-of-neutrophils-in-resistant-c57bl-6-mice
#10
Fabrício M Almeida, Thatiana L B Ventura, Eduardo P Amaral, Simone C M Ribeiro, Sanderson D Calixto, Marcelle R Manhães, Andreza L Rezende, Giliane S Souzal, Igor S de Carvalho, Elisangela C Silva, Juliana Azevedo da Silva, Eulógio C Q Carvalho, Afranio L Kritski, Elena B Lasunskaia
Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) that in most cases induces irreversible necrosis of lung tissue as a result of excessive inflammatory reactions. The murine model of TB in resistant C57BL/6 mice infected with reference Mtb strains is widely used in TB studies; however, these mice do not show a necrotic pathology, which restricts their use in studies of irreversible tissue damage. Recently, we demonstrated that necrotic lung lesions could be induced in the C57BL/6 mice by highly virulent Mtb strains belonging to the modern Beijing sublineage...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300991/spatial-analysis-of-tuberculosis-in-rio-de-janeiro-in-the-period-from-2005-to-2008-and-associated-socioeconomic-factors-using-micro-data-and-global-spatial-regression-models
#11
Monica de Avelar Figueiredo Mafra Magalhães, Roberto de Andrade Medronho
The present study analyses the spatial pattern of tuberculosis (TB) from 2005 to 2008 by identifying relevant socioeconomic variables for the occurrence of the disease through spatial statistical models. This ecological study was performed in Rio de Janeiro using new cases. The census sector was used as the unit of analysis. Incidence rates were calculated, and the Local Empirical Bayesian method was used. The spatial autocorrelation was verified with Moran's Index and local indicators of spatial association (LISA)...
March 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299403/effects-of-ifn-%C3%AE-1a-and-ifn-%C3%AE-1b-treatment-on-the-expression-of-cytokines-inducible-nos-nos-type-ii-and-myelin-proteins-in-animal-model-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Natalia Lubina-Dąbrowska, Adam Stepień, Grzegorz Sulkowski, Beata Dąbrowska-Bouta, Józef Langfort, Małgorzata Chalimoniuk
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of interferon (IFN)-β1a and IFN-β1b treatment on inflammatory factors and myelin protein levels in the brain cortex of the Lewis rat experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), animal model of multiple sclerosis. To induce EAE, rat were immunized with inoculums containing spinal cord guinea pig homogenized in phosphate-buffered saline and emulsified in Freund's complete adjuvant containing 110 µg of the appropriate antigen in 100 µl of an emulsion and additionally 4-mg/ml Mycobacterium tuberculosis (H37Ra)...
March 15, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297677/recombinant-bcg-expressing-esx-1-of-mycobacterium-marinum-combines-low-virulence-with-cytosolic-immune-signaling-and-improved-tb-protection
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Matthias I Gröschel, Fadel Sayes, Sung Jae Shin, Wafa Frigui, Alexandre Pawlik, Mickael Orgeur, Robin Canetti, Nadine Honoré, Roxane Simeone, Tjip S van der Werf, Wilbert Bitter, Sang-Nae Cho, Laleh Majlessi, Roland Brosch
Recent insights into the mechanisms by which Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the etiologic agent of human tuberculosis, is recognized by cytosolic nucleotide sensors have opened new avenues for rational vaccine design. The only licensed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, Mycobacterium bovis BCG, provides limited protection. A feature of BCG is the partial deletion of the ESX-1 type VII secretion system, which governs phagosomal rupture and cytosolic pattern recognition, key intracellular phenotypes linked to increased immune signaling...
March 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296567/flexible-parametrization-of-variance-functions-for-quantal-response-data-derived-from-counts
#14
Yuhui Chen, Timothy Hanson
Although the Poisson model has been widely used to fit count data, a well-known drawback is that the Poisson mean equals its variance. Many alternative models for counts that are overdispersed relative to Poisson have been developed to solve this issue, including the negative binomial model. In this article, the negative binomial model with a four-parameter logistic mean is proposed to handle these types of counts, with variance that flexibly depends on the mean. Various parameterizations for the variance are considered, including extra-Poisson variability modeled as an exponentiated B-spline...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294485/structure-of-the-complex-between-a-heparan-sulfate-octasaccharide-and-mycobacterial-heparin-binding-hemagglutinin
#15
Teng-Yi Huang, Deli Irene, Medel Manuel L Zulueta, Tzu-Jui Tai, Shih-Han Lain, Cheng-Po Cheng, Ping-Xi Tsai, Shu-Yi Lin, Zhi-Geng Chen, Chiao-Chu Ku, Chwan-Deng Hsiao, Chia-Lin Chyan, Shang-Cheng Hung
Heparin-binding hemagglutinin (HBHA) is a 199 amino acid virulence factor at the envelope of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that contributes to latent tuberculosis. The binding of HBHA to respiratory epithelial cells, which leads to extrapulmonary dissemination of the pathogen, is mediated by cell-surface heparan sulfate (HS). We report the structural characterization of the HBHA/HS complex by NMR spectroscopy. To develop a model for the molecular recognition, the first chemically synthesized uniformly (13) C- and (15) N-labeled HS octasaccharide and a uniformly (13) C- and (15) N-labeled form of HBHA were prepared...
March 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293431/promoting-adherence-to-treatment-for-latent-tb-infection-through-mobile-phone-text-messaging-study-protocol-for-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Eyal Oren, Melanie L Bell, Francisco Garcia, Carlos Perez-Velez, Lynn B Gerald
BACKGROUND: An estimated two billion people, over one third of the world's population, have latent infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (LTBI). Patient adherence to LTBI treatment is currently poor given that individuals show no symptoms of illness and may not feel that they are at risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB). Short text messages can serve as a simple reminder to take medications and address barriers to adherence such as forgetfulness and lack of social support. METHODS/DESIGN: We aim to determine the feasibility and acceptability of text reminders for improving adherence in latent TB patients using a randomized controlled single-blinded trial, measuring adherence through an increase in treatment completion rates...
2017: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289087/reoxidation-of-the-thiol-disulfide-oxidoreductase-mdba-by-a-bacterial-vitamin-k-epoxide-reductase-in-the-biofilm-forming-actinobacterium-actinomyces-oris
#17
Truc Thanh Luong, Melissa E Reardon-Robinson, Sara D Siegel, Hung Ton-That
Post-translocational protein folding in the Gram-positive biofilm-forming actinobacterium Actinomyces oris is mediated by a membrane-bound thiol-disulfide oxidoreductase named MdbA, which catalyzes oxidative folding of nascent polypeptides transported by the Sec translocon. Reoxidation of MdbA involves a bacterial Vitamin K Epoxide Reductase (VKOR)-like protein that contains four cysteine residues C93/C101 and C175/C178 with the latter forming a canonical CXXC thioredoxin-like motif; however, the mechanism of VKOR-mediated reoxidation of MdbA is not known...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289033/population-pharmacokinetics-of-pyrazinamide-in-patients-with-tuberculosis
#18
Abdullah Alsultan, Rada Savic, Kelly E Dooley, Marc Weiner, William Whitworth, William R Mac Kenzie, Charles A Peloquin
The current treatment used for tuberculosis (TB) is lengthy and needs to be shortened and improved. Pyrazinamide (PZA) has potent sterilizing activity and has the potential to shorten TB treatment duration, if optimized. The goals of this study were (a) to develop a population pharmacokinetic (PK) model for PZA among patients enrolled in PK sub-studies of Tuberculosis Trial Consortium (TBTC) trials 27 and 28, and (b) to determine covariates that affect PZA PK. We also (c) performed simulations and target attainment analysis using the proposed targets of Cmax >35 mcg/ml or AUC >363 mcg*hr/ml to see if higher weight-based dosing could improve PZA efficacy...
March 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288508/isoniazid-treatment-for-latent-tuberculosis-infection-is-tolerable-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-receiving-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitor-therapy
#19
Yoon-Kyoung Sung, Soo-Kyung Cho, Dam Kim, Soyoung Won, Chan-Bum Choi, Tae-Hwan Kim, Jae-Bum Jun, Dae-Hyun Yoo, Sang-Cheol Bae
Background/Aims: To evaluate the impact of isoniazid (INH) treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) on the development of liver function test (LFT) abnormality and the persistence of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. Methods: We retrospectively enrolled patients with RA who were treated with TNF inhibitors at a university hospital between December 2000 and November 2011. After dividing the patients into two groups based on the occurrence of LFT abnormality during follow-up, we compared demographic and clinical features between the two groups...
March 13, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284875/bioengineered-3d-models-for-studying-human-cell-tuberculosis-interactions
#20
Sulayman Benmerzoug, Valerie F J Quesniaux
In vivo animal models have intrinsic limitations for studying relationships between tuberculosis and its host and there is a need for alternative, in vitro cellular models. A microsphere-based 3D in vitro culture system of Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected human blood mononuclear cells was reported to address specific aspects of host-pathogen interactions.
March 8, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
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