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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534849/evaluation-and-comparison-of-the-pathogenicity-and-host-immune-responses-induced-by-a-g2b-taiwan-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-strain-pintung-52-and-its-highly-cell-culture-passaged-strain-in-conventional-5-week-old-pigs
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Yen-Chen Chang, Chi-Fei Kao, Chia-Yu Chang, Chian-Ren Jeng, Pei-Shiue Tsai, Victor Fei Pang, Hue-Ying Chiou, Ju-Yi Peng, Ivan-Chen Cheng, Hui-Wen Chang
A genogroup 2b (G2b) porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) Taiwan Pintung 52 (PEDVPT) strain was isolated in 2014. The pathogenicity and host antibody responses elicited by low-passage (passage 5; PEDVPT-P5) and high-passage (passage 96; PEDVPT-P96) PEDVPT strains were compared in post-weaning PEDV-seronegative pigs by oral inoculation. PEDVPT-P5-inoculation induced typical diarrhea during 1-9 days post inoculation with fecal viral shedding persisting for 26 days. Compared to PEDVPT-P5, PEDVPT-P96 inoculation induced none-to-mild diarrhea and lower, delayed fecal viral shedding...
May 19, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521688/vasculitis-following-influenza-vaccination-a-review-of-the-literature
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Toru Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccine is safe and effective for the general population as well as for patients with autoimmune diseases. However, although rare, vasculitis has been reported as an adverse event following influenza vaccination. OBJECT: The aims of this literature review were to identify patients who developed vasculitis following influenza vaccination and to clarify the clinical manifestations of vasculitis in these patients. METHODS: Using the PubMed database and search engine, we performed a search of the English-language literature by combining the term influenza vaccination with each term for a specific form of vasculitis from January 1966 through April 2016...
May 17, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514363/-the-immunological-characteristics-and-enzymatic-activity-of-lymphocytes-from-the-peripheral-blood-of-the-children-presenting-with-pharyngeal-tonsillar-hypertrophy
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L M Kurtasova, N A Shakina, T V Lubnina, A I Nikolaeva
The objective of the present work was to study the immunological characteristics and activity of NAD(P)-dependent dehydrogenases in peripheral blood lymphocytes in the young children presenting with pharyngeal tonsil hypertrophy (PTH). A total of 57 children at the age from 1 to 3 years with PTH were available for the examination. The control group was comprised of 35 age-matched practically healthy children. The amount of CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, CD16+/56-, and CD19+ cells in the peripheral blood was determined with the use of the cytoflowmetric technique...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496443/higher-levels-of-secretory-iga-are-associated-with-low-disease-activity-index-in-patients-with-reactive-arthritis-and-undifferentiated-spondyloarthritis
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Fabián Salas-Cuestas, Wilson Bautista-Molano, Juan M Bello-Gualtero, Ivonne Arias, Diana Marcela Castillo, Lorena Chila-Moreno, Rafael Valle-Oñate, Daniel Herrera, Consuelo Romero-Sánchez
INTRODUCTION: Both reactive arthritis (ReA) and undifferentiated spondyloarthritis (uSpA) belong to the group of autoinflammatory diseases called spondyloarthritis (SpA). Hypotheses have been proposed about a relationship between the intestinal mucosa and inflammation of joint tissues. The role of immunoglobulin IgA or secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) in the inflammatory and/or clinical activity of patients with SpA remains poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the status of total IgA and SIgA, and the association among the levels of SIgA, IgA, IgA anti-Chlamydia trachomatis, and anti-Shigella spp...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483414/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-a-parenteral-p2-vp8-p-8-subunit-rotavirus-vaccine-in-toddlers-and-infants-in-south-africa-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Michelle J Groome, Anthonet Koen, Alan Fix, Nicola Page, Lisa Jose, Shabir A Madhi, Monica McNeal, Len Dally, Iksung Cho, Maureen Power, Jorge Flores, Stanley Cryz
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of live oral rotavirus vaccines is reduced in low-income compared with high-income settings. Parenteral non-replicating rotavirus vaccines might offer benefits over oral vaccines. We assessed the safety and immunogenicity of the P2-VP8-P[8] subunit rotavirus vaccine at different doses in South African toddlers and infants. METHODS: This double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled, dose-escalation trial was done at a single research unit based at a hospital in South Africa in healthy HIV-uninfected toddlers (aged 2 to <3 years) and term infants (aged 6 to <8 weeks, without previous rotavirus vaccination)...
May 5, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480529/acne-conglobata-in-a-long-term-survivor-with-trisomy-13-accompanied-by-selective-igm-deficiency
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Chiyoko N Inoue, Yoshiko Tanaka, Nobuko Tabata
Trisomy 13 (T13) is a congenital chromosomal disorder that is usually fatal within 2 years of birth, and only a few patients have been reported to reach adolescence. Here, we report a male long-term survivor of T13, currently 15 years of age, with a several-year history of extensive acne conglobata (AC) with abscesses on the face and neck. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was consistently isolated from the pustular lesions. Serum IgM levels were extremely low at 10 mg/dl. There were no abnormalities in neutrophil and total B cell number, or in serum IgA and IgG levels...
May 7, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475737/evolution-of-acute-infection-with-atypical-bacteria-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-receiving-amoxicillin
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Cristiana M Nascimento-Carvalho, Gabriel Xavier-Souza, Ana-Luisa Vilas-Boas, Maria-Socorro H Fontoura, Aldina Barral, Mirja Puolakkainen, Olli Ruuskanen
Background: Atypical bacteria are treatable causative agents of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, there is no conclusive evidence that a child with CAP should receive empirical treatment against such agents. Objectives: We assessed the possibility of association between clinical failure and acute infection by these bacteria among children with CAP treated with amoxicillin. Patients and methods: Patients aged 2-59 months with non-severe CAP received amoxicillin during prospective follow-up...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466499/implementation-of-national-institute-for-health-and-care-excellence-nice-guidance-to-measure-iga-with-all-coeliac-screens-can-an-affordable-solution-be-devised
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Dylan James Mac Lochlainn, Ravina Hira-Kazal, Helen Varney, John Maher
There has been a dramatic increase in requests for coeliac disease (CD) serological screening using IgA tissue transglutaminase antibodies (IgA-tTG). Recently, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has revised its guidance, recommending that total IgA should also be measured in all samples. This is justified since false negative results may occur with IgA deficiency. However, implementation of this guidance will incur considerable expense. Tests that measure IgA-tTG antibodies can detect IgA deficiency, indicated by low background signal...
May 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462035/whole-genome-sequencing-of-group-a-streptococcus-development-and-evaluation-of-an-automated-pipeline-for-emmgene-typing
#9
Georgia Kapatai, Juliana Coelho, Steven Platt, Victoria J Chalker
Streptococcus pyogenes group A Streptococcus (GAS) is the most common cause of bacterial throat infections, and can cause mild to severe skin and soft tissue infections, including impetigo, erysipelas, necrotizing fasciitis, as well as systemic and fatal infections including septicaemia and meningitis. Estimated annual incidence for invasive group A streptococcal infection (iGAS) in industrialised countries is approximately three per 100,000 per year. Typing is currently used in England and Wales to monitor bacterial strains of S...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461188/validation-of-antibody-based-strategies-for-diagnosis-of-pediatric-celiac-disease-without-biopsy
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Johannes Wolf, David Petroff, Thomas Richter, Marcus Kh Auth, Holm H Uhlig, Martin W Laass, Peter Lauenstein, Andreas Krahl, Norman Händel, Jan de Laffolie, Almuthe C Hauer, Thomas Kehler, Gunter Flemming, Frank Schmidt, Astor Rodriques, Dirk Hasenclever, Thomas Mothes
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A diagnosis of celiac disease is made based on clinical, genetic, serologic, and duodenal morphology features. Recent pediatric guidelines, based largely on retrospective data, propose omitting biopsy analysis for patients with concentrations of immunoglobulin A against tissue transglutaminase (IgA-TTG) more than 10-fold the upper limit of normal (ULN) and if further criteria are met. A retrospective study concluded that measurements of IgA-TTG and total IgA, or IgA-TTG and IgG against deamidated gliadin (IgG-DGL) could identify patients with and without celiac disease...
April 28, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444804/effect-of-resistant-starch-on-the-intestinal-health-of-old-dogs-fermentation-products-and-histological-features-of-the-intestinal-mucosa
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M C Peixoto, É M Ribeiro, A P J Maria, B A Loureiro, L G di Santo, T C Putarov, F N Yoshitoshi, G T Pereira, L R M Sá, A C Carciofi
The effects of resistant starch (RS) intake on nutrient digestibility, microbial fermentation products, faecal IgA, faecal pH, and histological features of the intestinal mucosa of old dogs were evaluated. The same formulation was extruded in two different conditions: one to obtain elevated starch cooking degree with low RS content (0.21%) and the other lower starch cooking with high RS content (1.46%). Eight geriatric Beagles (11.5 ± 0.38 years old) were fed each diet for 61 days in a crossover design...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437323/lack-of-utility-of-anti-ttg-igg-to-diagnose-celiac-disease-when-anti-ttg-iga-is-negative
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Imad Absah, Abdul R Rishi, Rami Gebrail, Melissa R Snyder, Joseph A Murray
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines for diagnosing celiac disease (CD) recommend initial testing with a highly sensitive serologic test for anti-tissue transglutaminase immunoglobulin A antibodies (tTG IgA). When the probability of CD is high, IgA deficiency should be considered. The 2 approaches to address this include measuring "both tTG IgA and tTG IgG" or measuring "total IgA." We aim to assess the utility of an isolated positive tTG IgG result in diagnosing CD. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients undergoing serologic testing for CD from January 1997 to June 2014...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434014/prospective-open-label-evaluation-of-long-term-low-dose-doxycycline-for-difficult-to-treat-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-nasal-polyps
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A C Pinto Bezerra Soter, T F Bezerra, R Pezato, T R Teles Abdo, R M Pilan, F R Pinna, P Gevaert, T van Zele, C Bachert, R L Voegels
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess clinical outcomes of long-term low-dose oral doxycycline therapy in difficult-to-treat chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps (CRSwNP). METHODS: This was a prospective, open-label study of 60 patients with difficult-to-treat CRSwNP who had undergone endoscopic sinus surgery. Patients were divided into two groups: 28 received nasal steroids, saline irrigation, and doxycycline (200 mg on the first day, followed by 100 mg once daily) for 12 weeks, while 30 received only nasal steroids and saline irrigation...
April 23, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429310/the-protective-association-of-endogenous-immunoglobulins-against-sepsis-mortality-is-restricted-to-patients-with-moderate-organ-failure
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Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Arturo Muriel-Bombín, Ricard Ferrer, Antonio Artigas, Jordi Sole-Violan, Leonardo Lorente, David Andaluz-Ojeda, Adriele Prina-Mello, Ruben Herrán-Monge, Borja Suberviola, Ana Rodriguez-Fernandez, Pedro Merino, Ana M Loza, Pablo Garcia-Olivares, Eduardo Anton, Eduardo Tamayo, Wysali Trapiello, Jesús Blanco, Jesús F Bermejo-Martin
BACKGROUND: Pre-evaluation of endogenous immunoglobulin levels is a potential strategy to improve the results of intravenous immunoglobulins in sepsis, but more work has to be done to identify those patients who could benefit the most from this treatment. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of endogenous immunoglobulins on the mortality risk in sepsis depending on disease severity. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study including 278 patients admitted to the ICU with sepsis fulfilling the SEPSIS-3 criteria, coming from the Spanish GRECIA and ABISS-EDUSEPSIS cohorts...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423882/various-levels-of-rapeseed-meal-in-weaning-pig-diet-from-weaning-to-finishing-periods
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Sung Ho Do, Byeong Ock Kim, Lin Hu Fang, Dong Hyeon You, Jin Su Hong, Y Y Kim
Objective: This experiment was conducted to investigate the influence of rapeseed meal (RSM) supplementation in weaning pig diet on growth performance, blood profile, carcass characteristics and economic analysis on weaning to finishing pigs. Methods: A total of 120 cross bred ([Yorkshire × Landrace] × Duroc) weaning pigs were allotted to 5 treatments in a randomized complete block (RCB) design. Each treatment had 4 replications with 6 pigs per pen. Five different levels of RSM (0, 2, 4, 6 and 8%) were used as dietary treatments...
March 25, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419665/lettuce-produced-hepatitis-c-virus-e1e2-heterodimer-triggers-immune-responses-in-mice-and-antibody-production-after-oral-vaccination
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Jihong Liu Clarke, Lisa Paruch, Mihaela-Olivia Dobrica, Iuliana Caras, Catalin Tucureanu, Adrian Onu, Sonya Ciulean, Crina Stavaru, Andre Eerde, Yanliang Wang, Hege Steen, Sissel Haugslien, Catalina Petrareanu, Catalin Lazar, Ioan Popescu, Ralph Bock, Jean Dubuisson, Norica Branza-Nichita
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major etiologic agent for severe liver diseases (e.g., cirrhosis, fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma). Approximately 140 million people have chronic HCV infections and about 500,000 die yearly from HCV-related liver pathologies. To date, there is no licenced vaccine available to prevent HCV infection and production of an HCV vaccine remains a major challenge. Here we report the successful production of the HCV E1E2 heterodimer, an important vaccine candidate, in an edible crop (lettuce, Lactuca sativa) using Agrobacterium-mediated transient expression technology...
April 17, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415636/comparison-of-combined-leflunomide-and-low-dose-corticosteroid-therapy-with-full-dose-corticosteroid-monotherapy-for-progressive-iga-nephropathy
#17
Lulin Min, Qin Wang, Liou Cao, Wenyan Zhou, Jiangzi Yuan, Minfang Zhang, Xiajing Che, Shan Mou, Wei Fang, Leyi Gu, Mingli Zhu, Ling Wang, Zanzhe Yu, Jiaqi Qian, Zhaohui Ni
IgA nephropathy is the most common primary glomerulonephritis and one of the leading causes of end-stage renal disease. We performed a randomized, controlled, prospective, open-label trial to determine whether leflunomide combined with low-dose corticosteroid is safe and effective for the treatment of progressive IgA nephropathy, as compared to full-dose corticosteroid monotherapy. Biopsy-proved primary IgA nephropathy patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate ≥ 30 ml/min/1.73m2 and proteinuria ≥1...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393441/intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-at-the-crossroad-of-intestinal-health-and-disease-a-putative-role-in-type-1-diabetes
#18
M I Lassenius, C L Fogarty, M Blaut, K Haimila, L Riittinen, A Paju, J Kirveskari, J Järvelä, A J Ahola, D Gordin, M-A Härma, A Kumar, S R Hamarneh, R A Hodin, T Sorsa, T Tervahartiala, S Hörkkö, P J Pussinen, C Forsblom, M Jauhiainen, M-R Taskinen, P-H Groop, M Lehto
BACKGROUND: Patients with type 1 diabetes have shown an increase in circulating cytokines, altered lipoprotein metabolism and signs of vascular dysfunction in response to high-fat meals. Intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) regulates lipid transport and inflammatory responses in the gastrointestinal tract. We therefore hypothesized that changes in IAP activity could have profound effects on gut metabolic homeostasis in patients with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: Faecal samples of 41 nondiabetic controls and 46 patients with type 1 diabetes were analysed for IAP activity, calprotectin, immunoglobulins and short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs)...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389733/celiac-disease-in-non-clinical-populations-of-japan
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Mai Fukunaga, Norihisa Ishimura, Chika Fukuyama, Daisuke Izumi, Nahoko Ishikawa, Asuka Araki, Akihiko Oka, Tomoko Mishiro, Shunji Ishihara, Riruke Maruyama, Kyoichi Adachi, Yoshikazu Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease is a chronic autoimmune enteropathy caused by gluten ingestion. While its prevalence in Western countries is reported to be as high as 1%, the prevalence has not been evaluated in a large-scale study of a Japanese population. The aim of our study was to clarify the possible presence of celiac disease in a Japanese non-clinical population as well as in patients showing symptoms suggestive of the disease. METHODS: Serum samples were collected from 2008 non-clinical adults and 47 patients with chronic unexplained abdominal symptoms between April 2014 and June 2016...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387776/enhanced-detection-of-quantum-dots-by-the-magnetohydrodynamic-effect-for-electrochemical-biosensing
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Daniel Martín-Yerga, Pablo Fanjul-Bolado, David Hernández-Santos, Agustín Costa-García
In this work, we describe the use of a magnetoelectrochemical support for screen-printed electrodes to improve the anodic stripping voltammetry of cadmium due to the generated magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) effect. To create a significant MHD effect, Fe(iii) was added at mM concentrations to the solution. The reduction of Fe(iii) simultaneously with the cadmium deposition on the electrode surface allowed the production of a high cathodic current, which generated a large Lorentz force capable of exerting a convective effect on the solution in the presence of the magnetic field...
May 2, 2017: Analyst
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