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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726488/use-of-an-electrostatic-spraying-system-or-the-sprayed-lethality-in-container-method-to-deliver-antimicrobial-agents-onto-the-surface-of-beef-subprimals-to-control-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli
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J Max Stella, John B Luchansky, Kelsey Miller, Bradley A Shoyer, Laura E Shane, Lianna McGeary, Manuela Osoria, Laura J Stahler, Nicholas J Sevart, Randall K Phebus, Harshavardhan Thippareddi, Anna C S Porto-Fett
The efficacy of an electrostatic spraying system (ESS) and/or the sprayed lethality in container (SLIC) method to deliver antimicrobial agents onto the surface of beef subprimals to reduce levels of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) was evaluated. Beef subprimals were surface inoculated (lean side; ca. 5.8 log CFU per subprimal) with 2 mL of an eight-strain cocktail comprising single strains of rifampin-resistant (100 μg/mL) STEC (O26:H11, O45:H2, O103:H2, O104:H4, O111:H(-), O121:H19, O145:NM, and O157:H7)...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718802/ouabain-protects-human-renal-cells-against-the-cytotoxic-effects-of-shiga-toxin-type-2-and-subtilase-cytotoxin
#2
María M Amaral, Magalí C Girard, Romina S Álvarez, Adrienne W Paton, James C Paton, Horacio A Repetto, Flavia Sacerdoti, Cristina A Ibarra
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is one of the most common causes of acute renal failure in children. The majority of cases are associated with Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). In Argentina, HUS is endemic and presents the highest incidence rate in the world. STEC strains expressing Stx type 2 (Stx2) are responsible for the most severe cases of this pathology. Subtilase cytotoxin (SubAB) is another STEC virulence factor that may contribute to HUS pathogenesis. To date, neither a licensed vaccine nor effective therapy for HUS is available for humans...
July 18, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715078/polish-stress-echocardiography-registry-pol-stress-registry-a-multicenter-study-stress-echo-in-poland-numbers-settings-results-and-complications
#3
Edyta Płońska-Gościniak, Jarosław D Kasprzak, Szymon Olędzki, Jolanta Rzucidło-Resil, Piotr Gościniak, Tomasz Kukulski, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Wojciech Kosmala, Dariusz Kosior, Marta Marcinkiewicz-Siemion, Barbara Brzezińska, Beata Zaborska, Marcin Fijałkowski, Iwona Świątkiewicz, Andrzej Szyszka, Jan Błażejewski, Wojciech Witkiewicz, Zbigniew Gąsior, Danuta Sorysz, Agnieszka Olszanecka
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography (SE) is widely used in Europe. No collective data have been available on the use of SE in Poland until now. AIM: To evaluate the number of SE investigations performed in Poland, their settings, complications and results. METHODS: In this retrospective survey, referral cardiology centers in Poland were asked to fill in a questionnaire regarding SE examinations performed from May 01, 2014 to May 01, 2015. RESULTS: The study included data from 17 university hospitals and large community hospitals which performed 4611 SE examinations, including 4408 tests in patients investigated for coronary artery disease (CAD) and 203 tests to evaluate valvular heart disease (VHD)...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713792/shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coii-in-slaughtered-pigs-and-pork-products
#4
Lia Bardasi, Roberta Taddei, Ilaria Fiocchi, Maria Francesca Pelliconi, Mattia Ramini, Elena Toschi, Giuseppe Merialdi
During the years 2015-2016, 83 faecal samples were collected at slaughter from pigs reared in farms located in Central-Northern Italy. During the years 2014-2016 a total of 562 pork products [465 not-readyto-eat (NRTE) and 97 ready-to-eat (RTE) products] were collected from retail outlets, large retailers and processing plants. The samples were analysed according to ISO TS 13136:2012. Out of 83 swine faecal samples, 77 (92.8%) resulted stx-positive by real time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), 5 stx2+ and 1 stx1+ Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains were isolated...
April 13, 2017: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687651/characterization-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-strains-of-o91-serogroup-isolated-from-food-and-environmental-samples
#5
Peter C H Feng, Sabine Delannoy, David W Lacher, Joseph M Bosilevac, Patrick Fach, Lothar Beutin
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) of the O91:H21 serotype has caused severe infections including hemolytic uremic syndrome. Strains of the O91 serogroup have been isolated from food, animals and the environment worldwide, but are not well characterized. We used a microarray and other molecular assays to examine 49 O91 strains (environmental, food and clinical) for virulence potential and phylogenetic relationships. Most of the isolates were identified to be strains of O91:H21 and O91:H14 serotype, with a few O91:H10 strains and one O91:H9 strain...
July 7, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685874/prediction-of-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-by-early-post-procedural-analysis-of-urinary-biomarkers-and-intra-renal-doppler-flow-indices-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-angiography
#6
Maciej T Wybraniec, Jerzy Chudek, Maria Bożentowicz-Wikarek, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec
BACKGROUND: The study was designed to evaluate the applicability of combined assessment of urinary biomarkers and intra-renal Doppler flow indices for the prediction of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) after coronary angiography/percutaneous coronary interventions (CA/PCI). METHODS: This prospective observational study covered 95 consecutive patients with coronary artery disease subject to elective or urgent CA/PCI. Doppler intra-renal flow indices were assessed before and 1 h following CA/PCI...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682564/-complement-factor-b-mutation-in-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-rare-cause-of-rare-disease
#7
Luca Visconti, Valeria Cernaro, Gianluigi Ardissino, Martina Sgarbanti, Domenico Ferrara, Giuseppe Visconti, Domenico Santoro, Michele Buemi
Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a rare disease characterized by microangiopathic hemolysis, platelet consumption and multiple organ failure with predominant renal involvement. In the most of cases (85-90%), it is associated with enteric infection due to Shiga-toxin or verocytotoxin (STEC-VTEC)-producer Escherichia coli. Rarely, in about 10-15% of cases, HUS develops in the presence of a disorder of alternative complement pathway regulation and it is defined atypical (aHUS). We describe the case of a 65-year-old man who came to our attention with a clinical presentation of aHUS and a clinical course characterized by rapidly progressive acute renal failure (ARF), which required renal replacement treatments, and by a stable clinical picture of hematological impairment as a marker of a non-severe and self-limiting form...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680031/suspicion-of-myocarditis-in-a-patient-with-mitral-valve-prolapse
#8
Mateusz Polak, Romuald Wojnicz, Jarosław Myszor, Jan Szczogiel, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 30, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669136/left-ventricular-diverticulum-mimicking-cardiac-tumor
#9
Maciej T Wybraniec, Wojciech Wróbel, Jarosław Myszor, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec
Left ventricular (LV) diverticulum represents a rare and frequently asymptomatic congenital anomaly, which is incidentally discovered during routine transthoracic echocardiography. We present a case of a 66-year-old female patient who was admitted to the cardiology department due to incidental finding of a tumor-like mass associated with the posterior mitral leaflet. Preliminary echocardiographic evaluation revealed a solid structure, suspected of mitral annulus calcification or LV malignancy. However, cardiac contrast-enhanced computed tomography confirmed the presence of LV diverticulum, partially filled with calcified thrombus...
July 2, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656639/comparison-of-immunomagnetic-separation-beads-for-detection-of-six-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-serogroups-in-different-matrices
#10
Autumn L Kraft, David W Lacher, Weilin L Shelver, Julie S Sherwood, Teresa M Bergholz
Immunomagnetic separation used with culture based methods has been a useful technique in the detection of pathogens. However, previous studies have not answered many of the necessary questions for real world applications. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of different IMS bead types in recovery of the correct serogroup from a mixture of big six non-O157 STEC strains. To determine the impact of different matrices on recovery, samples of sterile phosphate buffered saline (PBS), sterile and non-sterile cattle feces, ground beef, and lettuce were inoculated with 10 CFU ml(-1) mixture of isolates representing the six serogroups...
June 28, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643674/microbiological-and-serological-control-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-in-kindergarten-staff-in-buenos-aires-city-and-suburban-areas
#11
Romina J Fernández-Brando, María Marta Amaral, Andrés E Ciocchini, Leticia V Bentancor, Jorge A Trelles, Marcelo Da Rocha, Martín Landriel, Mariana Ugarte, Gabriel Briones, Cristina Ibarra, Marina S Palermo
Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections are implicated in the development of the life-threatening hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). Despite the magnitude of the social and economic problems caused by HUS, no licensed vaccine or effective therapy is currently available for human use. Prevention of STEC infections continues being the most important measure to reduce HUS incidence. This is especially true for Argentina where HUS incidence among children is extremely high and shows an endemic pattern...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640075/maximum-voltage-gradient-technique-for-optimization-of-ablation-for-typical-atrial-flutter-with-zero-fluoroscopy-approach
#12
MULTICENTER STUDY
Karol Deutsch, Janusz Śledź, Mariusz Mazij, Bartosz Ludwik, Michał Labus, Dariusz Karbarz, Bernadetta Pasicka, Michał Chrabąszcz, Arkadiusz Śledź, Monika Klank-Szafran, Laura Vitali-Sendoz, Tomasz Kameczura, Jerzy Śpikowski, Piotr Stec, Marek Ujda, Sebastian Stec
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) is an established effective method for the treatment of typical cavo-tricuspid isthmus (CTI)-dependent atrial flutter (AFL). The introduction of 3-dimensional electro-anatomic systems enables RFCA without fluoroscopy (No-X-Ray [NXR]). The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of CTI RFCA during implementation of the NXR approach and the maximum voltage-guided (MVG) technique for ablation of AFL.Data were obtained from prospective standardized multicenter ablation registry...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630857/effectiveness-of-a-commercial-lactic-acid-bacteria-intervention-applied-to-inhibit-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-on-refrigerated-vacuum-aged-beef
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Katie R Kirsch, Tamra N Tolen, Jessica C Hudson, Alejandro Castillo, Davey Griffin, T Matthew Taylor
Because of their antagonistic activity towards pathogenic and spoilage bacteria, some members of the lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have been evaluated for use as food biopreservatives. The objectives of this study were to assess the antimicrobial utility of a commercial LAB intervention against O157 and non-O157 Shiga-toxigenic E. coli (STEC) on intact beef strip loins during refrigerated vacuum aging and determine intervention efficacy as a function of mode of intervention application. Prerigor strip loins were inoculated with a cocktail (8...
2017: International journal of food science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628189/-a-statement-the-polish-cardiac-society-working-group-on-pulmonary-circulation-on-screening-for-cteph-patients-after-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Michał Ciurzyński, Marcin Kurzyna, Grzegorz Kopeć, Piotr Błaszczak, Łukasz Chrzanowski, Karol Kamiński, Katarzyna Mizia-Stec, Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela, Ewa Mroczek, Andrzej Biederman, Piotr Pruszczyk, Adam Torbicki
Both pharmacological and invasive treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) is now available in Poland and the awareness of the disease among physicians is growing. Thus, the Polish Cardiac Society's Working Group on Pulmonary Circulation in cooperation with independent experts in this field, have launched the statement on algorithm to guide a CTEPH diagnosis in patients with previous acute pulmonary embolism (APE). In Poland, every year this disease affects about 250 patients. CTEPH should be suspected in individuals after APE with dyspnea, despite at least 3 months period of effective anticoagulation, particularly when specified risk factors are present...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624672/analysis-of-fire-deaths-in-poland-and-influence-of-smoke-toxicity
#15
Joanna Giebułtowicz, Monika Rużycka, Piotr Wroczyński, David A Purser, Anna A Stec
Dwelling fires have changed over the years because building contents and the materials used in then have changed. They all contribute to an ever-growing diversity of chemical species found in fires, many of them highly toxic. These arise largely from the changing nature of materials in interior finishes and furniture, with an increasing content of synthetic materials containing higher levels of nitrogen, halogen and phosphorus additives. While there is still a belief that carbon monoxide is the major lethal toxic agent in fires, the hydrogen cyanide and acid gases released from these additives are now well-recognised as major contributory causes of incapacitation, morbidity and mortality in domestic fires...
June 9, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619663/captive-wild-birds-as-reservoirs-of-enteropathogenic-e-coli-epec-and-shiga-toxin-producing-e-coli-stec
#16
Lilian Aparecida Sanches, Marcelo da Silva Gomes, Rodrigo Hidalgo Friciello Teixeira, Marcos Paulo Vieira Cunha, Maria Gabriela Xavier de Oliveira, Mônica Aparecida Midolli Vieira, Tânia Aparecida Tardelli Gomes, Terezinha Knobl
Psittacine birds have been identified as reservoirs of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli, a subset of pathogens associated with mortality of children in tropical countries. The role of other orders of birds as source of infection is unclear. The aim of this study was to perform the molecular diagnosis of infection with diarrheagenic E. coli in 10 different orders of captive wild birds in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. Fecal samples were analyzed from 516 birds belonging to 10 orders: Accipitriformes, Anseriformes, Columbiformes, Falconiformes, Galliformes, Passeriformes, Pelecaniformes, Piciformes, Psittaciformes and Strigiformes...
June 2, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597831/ongoing-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome-hus-outbreak-caused-by-sorbitol-fermenting-sf-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-stec-o157-germany-december-2016-to-may-2017
#17
Sabine Vygen-Bonnet, Bettina Rosner, Hendrik Wilking, Angelika Fruth, Rita Prager, Annelene Kossow, Christina Lang, Sandra Simon, Juliane Seidel, Mirko Faber, Anika Schielke, Kai Michaelis, Alexandra Holzer, Rolf Kamphausen, Daniela Kalhöfer, Sebastian Thole, Alexander Mellmann, Antje Flieger, Klaus Stark
We report an ongoing, protracted and geographically dispersed outbreak of haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) and gastroenteritis in Germany, involving 30 cases since December 2016. The outbreak was caused by the sorbitol-fermenting immotile variant of Shiga toxin-producing (STEC) Escherichia coli O157. Molecular typing revealed close relatedness between isolates from 14 cases. One HUS patient died. Results of a case-control study suggest packaged minced meat as the most likely food vehicle. Food safety investigations are ongoing...
May 25, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597303/current-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-foodborne-outbreak-cases-and-therapy-development
#18
REVIEW
Shih-Chun Yang, Chih-Hung Lin, Ibrahim A Aljuffali, Jia-You Fang
Food contamination by pathogenic microorganisms has been a serious public health problem and a cause of huge economic losses worldwide. Foodborne pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) contamination, such as that with E. coli O157 and O104, is very common, even in developed countries. Bacterial contamination may occur during any of the steps in the farm-to-table continuum from environmental, animal, or human sources and cause foodborne illness. To understand the causes of the foodborne outbreaks by E. coli and food-contamination prevention measures, we collected and investigated the past 10 years' worldwide reports of foodborne E...
June 9, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587697/ppgpp-and-cytotoxicity-diversity-in-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-stec-isolates
#19
A E Stella, D Luz Hessel DA Cunha, R M F Piazza, B Spira
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a known food pathogen, which main reservoir is the intestine of ruminants. The abundance of different STEC lineages in nature reflect a heterogeneity that is characterised by the differential expression of certain genotypic characteristics, which in turn are influenced by the environmental conditions to which the microorganism is exposed. Bacterial homeostasis and stress response are under the control of the alarmone guanosine tetraphosphate (ppGpp), which intrinsic levels varies across the E...
June 7, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586629/case-finding-using-syndromic-surveillance-data-during-an-outbreak-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o26-infections-oregon-2015
#20
Jonas Z Hines, June Bancroft, Melissa Powell, Katrina Hedberg
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) causes an estimated 265 000 infections in the United States annually. Of emerging non-O157:H7 STEC serotypes, O26 is the most commonly recognized. During an outbreak of STEC O26 in Oregon in 2015, we used syndromic surveillance data to supplement case finding by laboratory reporting. From 157 records retrieved by querying syndromic surveillance data, we detected 4 confirmed and 5 suspected cases. However, none of the suspected cases were confirmed by stool culture, and by the time that the data were being analyzed, the confirmed cases were already known to investigators...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
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