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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049359/analysis-of-pd-1-expression-in-the-monocyte-subsets-from-non-septic-and-septic-preterm-neonates
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Magdalena Zasada, Marzena Lenart, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Małgorzata Stec, Wojciech Durlak, Andrzej Grudzień, Agnieszka Krzeczkowska, Nina Mól, Marta Pilch, Maciej Siedlar, Przemko Kwinta
Programmed death-1 (PD-1) receptor system represents a part of recently reported immunoregulatory pathway. PD-1 is an immune checkpoint molecule, which plays an important role in downregulating the immune system proinflammatory activity. Until recently, PD-1 expression was not established on immune cells of the preterm infants. The study objectives were to confirm expression of the PD-1 receptors on the monocytes isolated from very low birth weight newborns (VLBW), and to analyze their expression during the first week of life and late-onset sepsis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046166/evaluation-of-mericon-e-coli-o157-screen-plus-and-mericon-e-coli-stec-o-type-pathogen-detection-assays-in-select-foods-collaborative-study-first-action-2017-05
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Patrick Bird, M Joseph Benzinger, Benjamin Bastin, Erin Crowley, James Agin, David Goins, Marcia Armstrong
QIAGEN mericon Escherichia coli O157 Screen Plus and mericon E. coliShiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O-Type Pathogen Detection Assays use Real-Time PCR technology for the rapid, accurate detection of E. coli O157 and the “big six” (O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, O145) (non-O157 STEC) in select food types. Using a paired study design, the assays were compared with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety Inspection Service Microbiology Laboratory Guidebook Chapter 5.09 reference method for the detection of E...
October 18, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042061/analysis-of-selected-aspects-of-inflammasome-function-in-the-monocytes-from-neonates-born-extremely-and-very-prematurely
#3
Magdalena Zasada, Marzena Lenart, Magdalena Rutkowska-Zapała, Małgorzata Stec, Nina Mól, Ola Czyz, Maciej Siedlar, Przemko Kwinta
BACKGROUND: Inflammasomes regulate activation of caspase-1, which cleaves and activates interleukin (IL)-1β and IL-18, the cytokines that trigger pro-inflammatory and antimicrobial responses. There is very little known about inflammasome function in the subsets of monocytes (MO) isolated from preterm neonates born extremely and very prematurely. METHODS: A group of 76 very low birth weight patients without early-onset sepsis was divided into extremely preterm (<28 gestational week) or very preterm (28-32 gestational week) neonates...
October 5, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030168/shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-incidence-and-clinical-features-in-a-setting-with-complete-screening-of-patients-with-suspected-infective-diarrhoea
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Rune Micha Pedersen, Marc Trunjer Kusk Nielsen, Sören Möller, Steen Ethelberg, Marianne Nielsine Skov, Hans Jørn Kolmos, Flemming Scheutz, Hanne Marie Holt, Flemming Schønning Rosenvinge
OBJECTIVES: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) causes diarrhoeal disease, bloody diarrhoea and haemolytic uraemic syndrome. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence of STEC and the clinical features of STEC patients from a well-defined Danish population in which all fecal samples of patients with suspected infective gastroenteritis were analysed for STEC. METHODS: In this population-based cohort study, all stool samples referred to two clinical microbiology laboratories, were screened for STEC by culture and/or PCR...
October 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026626/acute-diarrhoea-due-to-a-shiga-toxin-2e-producing-escherichia-coli-o8%C3%A2-%C3%A2-h19
#5
Angela Saupe, Birgit Edel, Wolfgang Pfister, Bettina Löffler, Ralf Ehricht, Jürgen Rödel
Introduction. Identification of non-O157 Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections may be underestimated in microbiological diagnosis. Case presentation. A 58-year-old woman developed diarrhoea with watery and subsequently mucous stool. Initial multiplex PCR testing revealed a positive result for stx2 . Culture isolation of a STEC was successful only after repeated inoculation of chromogenic E. coli media. Molecular characterization was performed and identified the isolate as stx2e-positive STEC of serotype O8 : H19...
June 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017095/persistence-and-reduction-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-serotype-o26-h11-in-different-types-of-raw-fermented-sausages
#6
Christina Böhnlein, Jan Kabisch, Stefanie Müller-Herbst, Gregor Fiedler, Charles M A P Franz, Rohtraud Pichner
Fermented sausages have been identified as source of several outbreaks of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). Illnesses linked to non-O157 STEC serotypes appear to be on the rise worldwide, and serogroup O26 is the second most reported in Europe after O157. However, data on the behavior of serogroup O26 in food are rare, so that the aim of this study was to investigate the survival of STEC O26:H11 in different types of fermented sausages ("Teewurst", fast-ripened and long-fermented salami). Challenge studies were performed with an inoculation cocktail which consisted of three STEC O26:H11 strains isolated from human, cattle and food sources...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981517/a-recombinant-o-polysaccharide-protein-conjugate-approach-to-develop-highly-specific-monoclonal-antibodies-to-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-and-o145-serogroups
#7
Daniela S Castillo, Diego A Rey Serantes, Luciano J Melli, Andrés E Ciocchini, Juan E Ugalde, Diego J Comerci, Alejandro Cassola
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is the major etiologic agent of hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). The high rate of HUS emphasizes the urgency for the implementation of primary prevention strategies to reduce its public health impact. Argentina shows the highest rate of HUS worldwide, being E. coli O157 the predominant STEC-associated HUS serogroup (>70%), followed by E. coli O145 (>9%). To specifically detect these serogroups we aimed at developing highly specific monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against the O-polysaccharide (O-PS) section of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of the dominant STEC-associated HUS serogroups in Argentina...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967491/the-impact-of-introducing-a-new-hospital-financing-system-drgs-in-poland-on-hospitalisations-for-atherosclerosis-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis-2004-2012
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Elżbieta Buczak-Stec, Paweł Goryński, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Krzysztof Kanecki, Piotr Tyszko
OBJECTIVES: Hospital payment based on diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) was introduced in Poland in July 2008. We evaluate the impact of this policy on the frequency of hospitalisation for atherosclerosis in internal medicine units of district hospitals and non-public hospitals in Poland. METHODS: Data were collected between 2004 and 2012 from each district and non-public hospital participating in the General Hospital Morbidity Study (165 hospitals in total). Atherosclerosis was defined using the ICD-10 code I70...
September 20, 2017: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964826/randomized-four-arm-dose-response-clinical-trial-to-optimize-resistance-exercise-training-for-older-adults-with-age-related-muscle-atrophy
#9
Michael J Stec, Anna Thalacker-Mercer, David L Mayhew, Neil A Kelly, S Craig Tuggle, Edward K Merritt, Cynthia J Brown, Samuel T Windham, Louis J Dell'Italia, C Scott Bickel, Brandon M Roberts, Kristina M Vaughn, Irina Isakova-Donahue, Gina M Many, Marcas M Bamman
PURPOSE: The myriad consequences of age-related muscle atrophy include reduced muscular strength, power, and mobility; increased risk of falls, disability, and metabolic disease; and compromised immune function. At its root, aging muscle atrophy results from a loss of myofibers and atrophy of the remaining type II myofibers. The purpose of this trial (NCT02442479) was to titrate the dose of resistance training (RT) in older adults in an effort to maximize muscle regrowth and gains in muscle function...
September 28, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960364/rapid-and-simple-method-by-combining-fta-%C3%A2-card-dna-extraction-with-the-adaptation-of-a-two-set-multiplex-pcr-for-simultaneous-detection-of-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-and-virulence-genes-from-food-samples
#10
Sun Ae Kim, Si Hong Park, Sang In Lee, Steven C Ricke
The aim of this research was to optimize two multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays that could simultaneously detect six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) as well as the three virulence genes. We also investigated the potential of combining the FTA(™) card-based DNA extraction with the multiplex PCR assays. Two multiplex PCR assays were optimized using six primer pairs for each non-O157 STEC serogroup and three primer pairs for virulence genes respectively. Each STEC strain specific primer pair only amplified 155, 238, 321, 438, 587, and 750 bp product for O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, and O145 respectively...
September 27, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937656/characterization-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-isolated-in-organic-waste-products-cattle-fecal-matter-manure-and-slurry-from-cattle-s-markets-in-ouagadougou-burkina-faso
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Evariste Bako, Assèta Kagambèga, Kuan Abdoulaye Traore, Touwendsida Serge Bagre, Hadiza Bawa Ibrahim, Soutongnooma Caroline Bouda, Isidore Juste Ouindgueta Bonkoungou, Saidou Kaboré, Cheikna Zongo, Alfred Sababenejo Traore, Nicolas Barro
Cattle farming can promote diarrheal disease transmission through waste, effluents or cattle fecal matter. The study aims to characterize the diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) isolated from cattle feces, manure in the composting process and slurry, collected from four cattle markets in Ouagadougou. A total of 585 samples (340 cattle feces, 200 slurries and 45 manures in the composting process) were collected from the four cattle markets between May 2015 and May 2016. A multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), namely 16-plex PCR, was used to screen simultaneously the virulence genes specific for shiga toxin-producing E...
September 22, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935743/genome-sequence-for-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o26-h11-associated-with-a-cluster-of-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-cases-in-south-africa-2017
#12
Anthony M Smith, Kalule J Bosco, Mark P Nicol, Jackie Kleynhans, Mignon McCulloch, Sanelisiwe T Duze, Arshad Ismail, Mushal Allam, Nomsa P Tau, Karen H Keddy
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains are primarily foodborne pathogens that may cause diarrheal outbreaks and are associated with severe complications, specifically hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). We report here genome sequence data for STEC O26:H11, which is associated with a cluster of cases of HUS, a rarely described syndrome in South Africa.
September 21, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931467/clinical-features-and-molecular-epidemiology-of-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-pathotypes-identified-by-fecal-gastrointestinal-multiplex-nucleic-acid-amplification-in-patients-with-cancer-and-diarrhea
#13
Andrew W Chao, Micah Bhatti, Herbert L DuPont, James P Nataro, Lily G Carlin, Pablo C Okhuysen
Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) pathotypes with differing epidemiology and clinical features, are known causes of disease with worldwide occurrence. At a major cancer center in the U.S., we studied patients with cancer and diarrhea for whom a GI Biofire FilmArray multiplex GI panel (BFM) was performed. An enteropathogen was identified in 382 of 2017 (19%) samples distributed across 311 patients. Of these, 60/311(19%) were positive for DEC. Patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) 29/60 (48%) or with a hematologic malignancy 17/60 (28%) accounted for the majority of DEC cases...
August 12, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925976/shiga-toxin-therapeutics-beyond-neutralization
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Gregory Hall, Shinichiro Kurosawa, Deborah J Stearns-Kurosawa
Ribotoxic Shiga toxins are the primary cause of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in patients infected with Shiga toxin-producing enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (STEC), a pathogen class responsible for epidemic outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease around the globe. HUS is a leading cause of pediatric renal failure in otherwise healthy children, resulting in a mortality rate of 10% and a chronic morbidity rate near 25%. There are currently no available therapeutics to prevent or treat HUS in STEC patients despite decades of work elucidating the mechanisms of Shiga toxicity in sensitive cells...
September 19, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925349/real-time-genomic-investigation-underlying-the-public-health-response-to-a-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o26-h11-outbreak-in-a-nursery
#15
J Moran-Gilad, A Rokney, D Danino, M Ferdous, F Alsana, M Baum, L Dukhan, V Agmon, E Anuka, L Valinsky, R Yishay, I Grotto, J W A Rossen, M Gdalevich
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a significant cause of gastrointestinal infection and the haemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). STEC outbreaks are commonly associated with food but animal contact is increasingly being implicated in its transmission. We report an outbreak of STEC affecting young infants at a nursery in a rural community (three HUS cases, one definite case, one probable case, three possible cases and five carriers, based on the combination of clinical, epidemiological and laboratory data) identified using culture-based and molecular techniques...
October 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922801/effect-of-severe-weather-events-on-the-shedding-of-shiga-toxigenic-escherichia-coli-in-slaughter-cattle-and-phenotype-of-serogroup-o157-isolates
#16
Kim Stanford, Tim Reuter, Susan J Bach, Linda Chui, Angela Ma, Cheyenne C Conrad, Renata Tostes, Tim A McAllister
High-event periods (HEPs) occur sporadically when beef carcasses and meat have episodes of acute contamination with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). In this study, severe weather events were investigated as catalysts for HEPs based on PCR and isolate prevalence of seven E. coli serogroups in slaughter cattle feces. Winter ambient temperatures with daily means 10.5oC warmer or 12.3°C colder than seasonal norms (-10.4°C) most altered STEC shedding. Fecal samples yielded increased proportions (P < 0...
September 1, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921940/attribution-of-human-infections-with-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-stec-to-livestock-sources-and-identification-of-source-specific-risk-factors-the-netherlands-2010-2014
#17
L Mughini-Gras, W van Pelt, M van der Voort, M Heck, I Friesema, E Franz
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a zoonotic pathogen of public health concern whose sources and transmission routes are difficult to trace. Using a combined source attribution and case-control analysis, we determined the relative contributions of four putative livestock sources (cattle, small ruminants, pigs, poultry) to human STEC infections and their associated dietary, animal contact, temporal and socio-econo-demographic risk factors in the Netherlands in 2010/2011-2014. Dutch source data were supplemented with those from other European countries with similar STEC epidemiology...
September 17, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920571/recurrent-seasonal-outbreak-of-an-emerging-serotype-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-stec-o55-h7-stx2a-in-the-south-west-of-england-july-2014-to-september-2015
#18
Noëleen McFarland, Nick Bundle, Claire Jenkins, Gauri Godbole, Amy Mikhail, Tim Dallman, Catherine O'Connor, Noel McCarthy, Emer O'Connell, Juli Treacy, Girija Dabke, James Mapstone, Yvette Landy, Janet Moore, Rachel Partridge, Frieda Jorgensen, Caroline Willis, Piers Mook, Chas Rawlings, Richard Acornley, Charlotte Featherstone, Sharleen Gayle, Joanne Edge, Eleanor McNamara, Jeremy Hawker, Sooria Balasegaram
The first documented British outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O55:H7 began in the county of Dorset, England, in July 2014. Since then, there have been a total of 31 cases of which 13 presented with haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS). The outbreak strain had Shiga toxin (Stx) subtype 2a associated with an elevated risk of HUS. This strain had not previously been isolated from humans or animals in England. The only epidemiological link was living in or having close links to two areas in Dorset...
September 7, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920054/controlling-extra-and-intramacrophagic-mycobacterium-abscessus-by-targeting-mycolic-acid-transport
#19
Albertus Viljoen, Jean-Louis Herrmann, Oluseye K Onajole, Jozef Stec, Alan P Kozikowski, Laurent Kremer
Mycobacterium abscessus is a rapidly growing mycobacterium (RGM) causing serious infections especially among cystic fibrosis patients. Extremely limited therapeutic options against M. abscessus and a rise in infections with this mycobacterium require novel chemotherapies and a better understanding of how the bacterium causes infection. Different from most RGM, M. abscessus can survive inside macrophages and persist for long durations in infected tissues. We recently delineated differences in the infective programs followed by smooth (S) and rough (R) variants of M...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919687/presence-and-characterization-of-escherichia-coli-virulence-genes-isolated-from-diseased-pigs-in-the-central-region-of-argentina
#20
Fernando A Bessone, Gabriela Bessone, Sebastián Marini, María B Conde, Fabrisio E Alustiza, Gustavo Zielinski
BACKGROUND: The main pathogen of neonatal and post weaning diarrhea and edema disease (ED) is Escherichia coli and pathotypes involved are enterotoxigenic, enteropathogenic, and shiga toxigenic (ETEC, EPEC, and STEC, respectively). Those diseases cause economic loss in pig production. AIM: The aim of this work was to evaluate the presence of strains expressing virulence markers genes and the antibiotic susceptibility profiles of E. coli from clinical cases of post weaning diarrhea and ED in farms in the central area of Argentina...
August 2017: Veterinary World
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