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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797637/temporal-changes-in-innate-immunity-parameters-epinecidin-gene-expression-and-mortality-in-orange-spotted-grouper-epinephelus-coioides-experimentally-infected-with-a-fish-pathogen-vibrio-harveyi-jml1
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Edgar C Amar, Joseph P Faisan, Mary Jane S Apines-Amar, Rolando V Pakingking
Changes in innate immunity parameters and epinecidin mRNA transcript levels were examined to characterize the non-specific immune response of E. coioides to pathogenic V. harveyi JML1 isolated from affected cage-cultured fish. After fish had been injected with bacteria at a dose causing 30% mortality, blood and tissue samples were collected at 0, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72, 96, 120, and 240 h post-infection (hpi) for assessment of indices such as the oxidative burst (OB) and phagocytic index (PI) of head kidney cells, and lysozyme activity (LYS) and total immunoglobulin (Total Ig) levels of the plasma...
August 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771134/evaluation-of-the-cobas-u-701-microscopy-analyser-compared-with-urine-culture-in-screening-for-urinary-tract-infection
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Si Hyun Kim, Sae Am Song, Sang-Hwa Urm, Joong-Ki Kook, Hye Ran Kim, Dongeun Yong, Jun Yong Choi, Jeong Hwan Shin
PURPOSE: A new automated Cobas u 701 microscopy analyser for urine sediment examination was introduced. The aim of this study was to evaluate the analyser in comparison with urine culture in screening for urinary tract infection (UTI). METHODOLOGY: A total of 852 urine specimens submitted for culture were included in this study. Urine sediment examination was performed using the Cobas u 701 microscopy analyser. The results of the bacteria (BAC) and yeast (YEA) analyses were compared with the results from urine culture as a method for UTI screening...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770121/necrotizing-pneumonia-an-emerging-problem-in-children
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I Brent Masters, Alan F Isles, Keith Grimwood
BACKGROUND: In children, necrotizing pneumonia (NP) is an uncommon, severe complication of pneumonia. It is characterized by destruction of the underlying lung parenchyma resulting in multiple small, thin-walled cavities and is often accompanied by empyema and bronchopleural fistulae. REVIEW: NP in children was first reported in children in 1994, and since then there has been a gradual increase in cases, which is partially explained by greater physician awareness and use of contrast computed tomography (CT) scans, and by temporal changes in circulating respiratory pathogens and antibiotic prescribing...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765287/genetic-inhibition-of-receptor-interacting-protein-kinase-1-reduces-cell-death-and-improves-functional-outcome-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-in-mice
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Sevda Lule, Limin Wu, Lauren M McAllister, William J Edmiston, Joon Yong Chung, Emily Levy, Yi Zheng, Peter J Gough, John Bertin, Alexei Degterev, Eng H Lo, Michael J Whalen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent studies using cultured cells and rodent intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) models have implicated RIPK1 (receptor interacting protein kinase-1) as a driver of programmed necrosis and secondary injury based on use of chemical inhibitors. However, these inhibitors have off-target effects and cannot be used alone to prove a role for RIPK1. The aim of the current study was to examine the effect of genetic inhibition of the kinase domain of RIPK1 in a mouse ICH model...
August 1, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764923/association-of-rs1285933-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-clec5a-gene-with-dengue-severity-and-its-functional-effects
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Caroline Xavier-Carvalho, Renata Duarte da Silva Cezar, Naishe Matos Freire, Carla Mola, Victor Fiesta, Thiago Gomes de Toledo-Pinto, Luciana Gomes Fialho Torres, Rodrigo Feliciano do Carmo, Luydson Richardson Silva Vasconcelos, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Paulo Baptista, Elzinandes Leal de Azeredo, Rivaldo Venâncio da Cunha, Luiz José de Souza, Antonio Guilherme Pacheco, Claire Fernandes Kubelka, Patrícia Moura, Milton Ozorio Moraes
Outbreaks of the Zika, dengue, and chikungunya viruses, especially in the Americas, pose a global threat due to their rapid spread and difficulty controlling the vector. Extreme phenotypes are often observed, from asymptomatic to severe clinical manifestations, which are well-studied in dengue. Host variations are also important contributors to disease outcomes, and many case-control studies have associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with severe dengue. Here, we found that the TC genotype and T-carriers for SNP rs1285933 in the C-type lectin superfamily member 5 (CLEC5A) gene was associated with severe dengue in a Northern Brazilian population (OR=2...
July 29, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762368/antibiotic-susceptibility-profiles-of-non-fermenting-gram-negative-bacilli-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-patiala-india
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Udhayvir Singh Grewal, Rupinder Bakshi, Geeta Walia, Parth Rajeshbhai Shah
BACKGROUND: Non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli (NFGNB) have emerged as a major cause of healthcare-associated infections and are innately resistant to many antibiotics. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of NFGNB isolated from various clinical specimens and evaluate their antimicrobial susceptibility profiles. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was done at our Department of Microbiology from December 2015 to December 2016...
April 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757084/outbreak-of-health-care-associated-burkholderia-cenocepacia-bacteremia-and-infection-attributed-to-contaminated-sterile-gel-used-for-central-line-insertion-under-ultrasound-guidance-and-other-procedures
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Ramon Z Shaban, Samuel Maloney, John Gerrard, Peter Collignon, Deborough Macbeth, Marilyn Cruickshank, Anna Hume, Amy V Jennison, Rikki M A Graham, Haakon Bergh, Heather L Wilson, Petra Derrington
BACKGROUND: We report an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection in 11 patients predominately in intensive care units caused by contaminated ultrasound gel used in central line insertion and sterile procedures within 4 hospitals across Australia. METHODS: Burkholderia cenocepacia was first identified in the blood culture of a patient from the intensive care unit at the Gold Coast University Hospital on March 26, 2017, with 3 subsequent cases identified by April 7, 2017...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754065/acute-disseminated-mycobacteriosis-in-captive-atlantic-guitarfish-rhinobatos-lentiginosus
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Kathryn A Tuxbury, Samuel A Young, Daniel S Bradway, Jamie L Marola, Max Salfinger, Michael M Garner
An adult female captive-born Atlantic guitarfish ( Rhinobatos lentiginosus) was found acutely moribund on exhibit and died soon after presentation. Abnormalities on autopsy were focal cutaneous erythema on the tail, a small liver, many variably sized friable ovarian follicles, and coelomic effusion. Histologic examination revealed systemic bacterial embolization, and yolk coelomitis with minimal associated inflammation and some mineralization. Bacterial culture of blood and coelomic effusion grew a rapidly growing Mycobacterium species that was further identified as Mycobacterium chelonae by PCR amplification and sequencing of the RNA polymerase subunit beta ( rpoB) gene of isolated genomic DNA...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748035/cytokine-response-patterns-to-complex-biofilms-by-mononuclear-cells-discriminate-patient-disease-status-and-biofilm-dysbiosis
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I M Velsko, Y Cruz-Almeida, H Huang, S M Wallet, L M Shaddox
Localized aggressive periodontitis (LAP) is a rare form of periodontal disease with site-specific rapid tissue destruction. A lipopolysaccharide (LPS) hyper-inflammatory response was shown in LAP using peripheral whole blood, although responses to other bacterial surface components or complex oral biofilms have not been evaluated. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from 14 LAP patients, 15 healthy siblings (HS), and 13 unrelated healthy controls (HC) were stimulated with: LPS, lipoteichoic acid, or peptidoglycan; intact or sonically dispersed in vitro-grown biofilms from a LAP disease site, a LAP healthy site, or a healthy control site...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747336/an-innovative-intermittent-hypoxia-model-in-cell-cultures-allowing-fast-po2-oscillations-with-minimal-gas-consumption
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Mélanie Minoves, Jessica Morand, Frédéric Perriot, Morgane Chatard, Brigitte Gonthier, Emeline Lemarié, Jean-Baptiste Menut, Jan Polak, Jean-Louis Pepin, Diane Godin-Ribuot, Anne Briancon-Marjollet
Performing hypoxia-reoxygenation cycles in cell culture with a cycle duration accurately reflecting what occurs in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients is a difficult but crucial technical challenge. Our goal was to develop a novel device to expose multiple cell culture dishes to intermittent hypoxia (IH) cycles relevant to OSA with limited gas consumption. With gas flows as low as 200 mL/min, our combination of plate holders with gas-permeable cultureware generates rapid normoxia-hypoxia cycles. Cycles alternating 1 minute at 20% O2 followed by 1 minute at 2% O2 result in pO2 values ranging from 124 to 44mmHg...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744092/using-maldi-tof-ms-to-test-staphylococcus-aureus-infected-vitreous
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Zhenyu Song, Xiuping Liu, Minyu Zhu, Yiwei Tan, Kaili Wu
PURPOSE: This study aimed to establish a method for testing Staphylococcus aureus in the vitreous of endophthalmitis with matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS), which is simple, fast, and sensitive. METHODS: S. aureus at different numbers was either mixed with homogenized vitreous or inoculated in porcine eyes for culturing, followed by homogenization. The homogenized vitreous samples, with or without centrifugation, were stained with Gram and Coomassie Blue (CBB) dyes and cultured with blood agar...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743946/identification-of-the-eskape-pathogens-by-mass-spectrometric-analysis-of-microbial-membrane-glycolipids
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Lisa M Leung, William E Fondrie, Yohei Doi, J Kristie Johnson, Dudley K Strickland, Robert K Ernst, David R Goodlett
Rapid diagnostics that enable identification of infectious agents improve patient outcomes, antimicrobial stewardship, and length of hospital stay. Current methods for pathogen detection in the clinical laboratory include biological culture, nucleic acid amplification, ribosomal protein characterization, and genome sequencing. Pathogen identification from single colonies by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) analysis of high abundance proteins is gaining popularity in clinical laboratories...
July 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743387/polymerase-chain-reaction-based-detection-of-bacterial-16s-rrna-gene-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-the-diagnosis-of-bacterial-central-nervous-system-infection-in-the-course-of-external-cerebrospinal-fluid-drainage-comparison-with-standard-diagnostics-currently
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Piotr Dąbrowski, Jerzy Jurkiewicz, Zbigniew Czernicki, Waldemar Koszewski, Piotr Jasielski
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: External drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a commonly used neurosurgical procedure. Complications of the procedure comprise central nervous system (CNS) bacterial infections, the frequency of which is estimated at around 6-10%. Detection of these infections is ineffective in many cases. The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of a polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based detection of bacterial 16S rRNA gene (16S rDNA) in the CSF. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consisted of 50 patients...
July 15, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742143/impact-of-rapid-identification-of-positive-blood-cultures-using-the-verigene-system-on-antibiotic-prescriptions-a-prospective-study-of-community-onset-bacteremia-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-japan
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Kayoko Hayakawa, Kazuhisa Mezaki, Masao Kobayakawa, Kei Yamamoto, Yoshikazu Mutoh, Motoyuki Tsuboi, Takehiro Hasimoto, Maki Nagamatsu, Satoshi Kutsuna, Nozomi Takeshita, Yuichi Katanami, Masahiro Ishikane, Norio Ohmagari
BACKGROUND: Rapid identification of positive blood cultures is important for initiation of optimal treatment in septic patients. Effects of automated, microarray-based rapid identification systems on antibiotic prescription against community-onset bacteremia (COB) remain unclear. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 177 patients with 185 COB episodes (occurring within 72 h of admission) over 17 months. Bacteremia episodes due to gram-positive bacteria (GP) and gram-negative bacteria (GN) in the same patient were counted separately...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734608/sequence-specific-dna-solid-phase-extraction-in-an-on-chip-monolith-towards-detection-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes
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Radim Knob, Daniel B Nelson, Richard A Robison, Adam T Woolley
Antibiotic resistance of bacteria is a growing problem and presents a challenge for prompt treatment in patients with sepsis. Currently used methods rely on culturing or amplification; however, these steps are either time consuming or suffer from interference issues. A microfluidic device was made from black polypropylene, with a monolithic column modified with a capture oligonucleotide for sequence selective solid-phase extraction of a complementary target from a lysate sample. Porous properties of the monolith allow flow and hybridization of a target complementary to the probe immobilized on the column surface...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727723/analytical-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-a-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-kit-prototype-for-detection-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-dna-in-human-blood-samples
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Susana A Besuschio, Mónica Llano Murcia, Alejandro F Benatar, Severine Monnerat, Israel Cruz, Albert Picado, María de Los Ángeles Curto, Yutaka Kubota, Diana P Wehrendt, Paula Pavia, Yasuyoshi Mori, Concepción Puerta, Joseph M Ndung'u, Alejandro G Schijman
This study aimed to assess analytical parameters of a prototype LAMP kit that was designed for detection of Trypanosoma cruzi DNA in human blood. The prototype is based on the amplification of the highly repetitive satellite sequence of T.cruzi in microtubes containing dried reagents on the inside of the caps. The reaction is carried out at 65°C during 40 minutes. Calcein allows direct detection of amplified products with the naked eye. Inclusivity and selectivity were tested in purified DNA from Trypanosoma cruzi stocks belonging to the six discrete typing units (DTUs), in DNA from other protozoan parasites and in human DNA...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711436/a-simple-method-for-rapid-microbial-identification-from-positive-monomicrobial-blood-culture-bottles-through-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry
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Jung-Fu Lin, Mao-Cheng Ge, Tsui-Ping Liu, Shih-Cheng Chang, Jang-Jih Lu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Rapid identification of microbes in the bloodstream is crucial in managing septicemia because of its high disease severity, and direct identification from positive blood culture bottles through matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) can shorten the turnaround time. Therefore, we developed a simple method for rapid microbiological identification from positive blood cultures by using MALDI-TOF MS. METHODS: We modified previously developed methods to propose a faster, simpler and more economical method, which includes centrifugation and hemolysis...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700901/hyperspectral-image-analysis-for-rapid-and-accurate-discrimination-of-bacterial-infections-a-benchmark-study
#18
Simone Arrigoni, Giovanni Turra, Alberto Signoroni
With the rapid diffusion of Full Laboratory Automation systems, Clinical Microbiology is currently experiencing a new digital revolution. The ability to capture and process large amounts of visual data from microbiological specimen processing enables the definition of completely new objectives. These include the direct identification of pathogens growing on culturing plates, with expected improvements in rapid definition of the right treatment for patients affected by bacterial infections. In this framework, the synergies between light spectroscopy and image analysis, offered by hyperspectral imaging, are of prominent interest...
June 21, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697621/undiagnosed-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-hiv-infection-who-present-with-severe-anaemia-at-a-district-hospital
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Mbulelo Mntonintshi, Don O'Mahony, Sikhumbuzo Mabunda, Kakia A F Namugenyi
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of severe anaemia in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in South Africa. However, TB can be difficult to diagnose as it may be extra pulmonary and paucibacillary. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate undiagnosed TB in patients with HIV infection and severe anaemia and to identify the optimal investigations for diagnosing TB. SETTING: Mthatha General Hospital, a district hospital...
June 30, 2017: African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693123/clinical-chorioamnionitis-at-term-viii-a-rapid-mmp-8-test-for-the-identification-of-intra-amniotic-inflammation
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Noppadol Chaiyasit, Roberto Romero, Piya Chaemsaithong, Nikolina Docheva, Gaurav Bhatti, Juan Pedro Kusanovic, Zhong Dong, Lami Yeo, Percy Pacora, Sonia S Hassan, Offer Erez
OBJECTIVE: Clinical chorioamnionitis is the most common infection/inflammatory process diagnosed in labor and delivery units worldwide. The condition is a syndrome that can be caused by (1) intra-amniotic infection, (2) intra-amniotic inflammation without demonstrable microorganisms (i.e. sterile intra-amniotic inflammation), and (3) maternal systemic inflammation that is not associated with intra-amniotic inflammation. The presence of intra-amniotic inflammation is a risk factor for adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in a broad range of obstetrical syndromes that includes clinical chorioamnionitis at term...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
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