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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820031/elimination-of-mycobacterium-chimaera-in-a-heater-cooler-device-used-during-on-pump-cardiothoracic-surgery
#1
Conny Nielsen, Conni L Winther, Philip K Thomsen, Jan J Andreasen
Since 2014, several infections with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) belonging to the species Mycobacterium ( M.) chimaera have been associated with the use of heater-cooler devices during on-pump cardiothoracic surgery both in European countries and the United States of America. Infections have been detected after surgery, with a delay of a few months and up to five years. Bacterial contamination of heater-cooler devices has also been described without any associated infections. In many centres, it has been a challenging task to eliminate NTM from the heater-cooler devices in order to reduce the risk to patients...
September 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795999/the-utility-of-immunohistochemistry-in-mycobacterial-infection-a-proposal-for-multimodality-testing
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Isaac H Solomon, Melanie E Johncilla, Jason L Hornick, Danny A Milner
Mycobacterium species are slow growing bacteria that cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. Because of the relative rarity of mycobacterial infections, potential for detection of nonpathogenic environmental contaminants, and substantial costs associated with molecular diagnostics, effective screening methods are needed to identify samples most suitable for molecular testing. While anatomic pathology specimens can be utilized to identify characteristic histologic inflammatory patterns and to directly visualize mycobacteria through histochemical (acid fast bacilli [AFB]) stains, the utility of immunohistochemistry (IHC) in this setting is unknown...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793869/the-efficacy-safety-and-feasibility-of-inhaled-amikacin-for-the-treatment-of-difficult-to-treat-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-diseases
#3
Kazuma Yagi, Makoto Ishii, Ho Namkoong, Takahiro Asami, Osamu Iketani, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Hiroaki Sugiura, Yoshitake Yamada, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yohei Funatsu, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Tetsuro Kamo, Sadatomo Tasaka, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: In multidrug regimens, including an intravenous aminoglycoside (e.g. amikacin [AMK]) is recommended for difficult-to-treat non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung diseases. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and feasibility of inhaled AMK therapy in patients with difficult-to-treat NTM lung diseases in a retrospective chart review. METHODS: The study population consisted of patients with NTM lung diseases who received combination therapy, including inhaled AMK therapy, at Keio University Hospital (Tokyo, Japan), from January 2014 through May 2016...
August 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777004/whole-exome-sequencing-identify-the-6q12-q16-linkage-region-and-a-candidate-gene-ttk-for-pulmonary-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-disease
#4
Fei Chen, Eva P Szymanski, Kenneth N Olivier, Xinyue Liu, Hervé Tettelin, Steven M Holland, Priya Duggal
RATIONALE: Pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial (PNTM) disease often affects white postmenopausal women, with a tall and lean body habitus and higher rates of scoliosis, pectus excavatum, mitral valve prolapse, and mutations in the CFTR gene. These clinical features and the familial clustering of the disease suggest an underlying genetic mechanism. OBJECTIVES: To map the genes associated with PNTM, whole-exome sequencing (WES) was conducted in 12 PNTM families and 57 sporadic cases recruited at the NIH Clinical Center during 2001-2013...
August 4, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776533/efficacy-of-calcium-hypochlorite-and-ultraviolet-irradiation-against-mycobacterium-fortuitum-and-mycobacterium-marinum
#5
E A Roshani Edirisinghe, D R Anuruddhika Dissanayake, Charmalie L Abayasekera, Appudurai Arulkanthan
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) cause opportunistic infections with increasing frequency in immunocompromised humans. Water is one of the natural sources for transmission of NTM and plays a major role in the epidemiology of NTM infections. This study evaluated the efficacy of calcium hypochlorite and ultraviolet irradiation (UV) to eliminate potentially zoonotic NTM species such as M. marinum and M. fortuitum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bacterial suspensions containing1-4 × 105 CFU/ml were exposed to 5, 50, 100, 1,000 and 10,000 mg/L of Ca (OCl)2for 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 60 minutes, and 6,000 μW/cm2 UV dose for 5, 10, 20, 30, 60 and 120 seconds...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776521/epidemiological-and-laboratorial-profile-of-patients-with-isolation-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
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Heloisa Silveira Paro Pedro, Andréa Gobetti Vieira Coelho, Isabela Mazuco Mansur, Ana Carolina Chiou, Maria Izabel Ferreira Pereira, Naiara Cristina Ule Belotti, Manuela Galloy Sanches Ismael, Maria Rita de Cássia Oliveira Cury, Susilene Maria Tonelli Nardi, Érica Chimara
BACKGROUND: An increase in NTM diseases in the international scenario has been observed in recent years. AIMS: To analyze the epidemiological and laboratory profiles of patients with isolation of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) over one decade. A retrospective analysis of records of a mycobacterial reference laboratory found 135 cases with isolation of NTM. METHODS: Clinical and epidemiological data were collected from the records of government health clinics and from the State notification system (TBWEB)...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771154/multiresistant-opportunistic-pathogenic-bacteria-isolated-from-polluted-rivers-and-first-detection-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-the-algerian-aquatic-environment
#7
Lydia Neïla Djouadi, Okba Selama, Ahmed Abderrahmani, Amel Bouanane-Darenfed, Lamia Abdellaziz, Meriam Amziane, Marie-Laure Fardeau, Farida Nateche
Opportunistic infections constitute a major challenge for modern medicine mainly because the involved bacteria are usually multiresistant to antibiotics. Most of these bacteria possess remarkable ability to adapt to various ecosystems, including those exposed to anthropogenic activities. This study isolated and identified 21 multiresistant opportunistic bacteria from two polluted rivers, located in Algiers. Cadmium, lead, and copper concentrations were determined for both water samples to evaluate heavy metal pollution...
August 2017: Journal of Water and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756811/comparing-the-genotype-and-drug-susceptibilities-between-mycobacterium-avium-and-mycobacterium-intracellulare-in-china
#8
Hui Wen Zheng, Yu Pang, Guang Xue He, Yuan Yuan Song, Yan Lin Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Mycobacterium avium (M. avium) and Mycobacterium intracellulare (M. intracellulare) are the major causative agents of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)-related pulmonary infections. However, little is known about the differences in drug susceptibility profiles between these two species. METHODS: A total of 393 NTM isolates were collected from Shanghai Pulmonary Disease Hospital. Sequencing of partial genes was performed to identify the strains at species level...
July 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754702/mycobacterium-abscessus-displays-fitness-for-fomite-transmission
#9
Kenneth C Malcolm, Silvia M Caceres, Jennifer R Honda, Rebecca M Davidson, L Elaine Epperson, Michael Strong, Edward D Chan, Jerry A Nick
Mycobacterium abscessus (Mab) is a rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) increasingly reported in soft tissue infections and chronic lung diseases, including cystic fibrosis. The environmental source of Mab has not been definitively identified, but NTM have been detected in soil and water. To determine the potential of soil-derived Mab as an infectious source we explored the association, growth, and survival of Mab with defined mineral particulates, including kaolin, halloysite, and silicone dioxide, and house dust as possible Mab fomites...
July 28, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749330/in-vitro-activity-of-bedaquiline-against-rapidly-growing-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
#10
Diana A Aguilar-Ayala, Margo Cnockaert, Emmanuel André, Koen Andries, Jorge A Gonzalez-Y-Merchand, Peter Vandamme, Juan Carlos Palomino, Anandi Martin
Bedaquiline (BDQ) has been proven to be effective in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. We hypothesized that BDQ could be a potential agent to treat nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection. The objective of this study was to evaluate the in vitro activity of BDQ against rapidly growing mycobacteria by assessing the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimal bactericidal concentration (MBC) against 18 NTM strains. For MIC determination we performed the resazurin microtitre assay broth dilution, and for the MBC the c...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744153/assessment-of-sputum-smear-positive-but-culture-negative-results-among-newly-diagnosed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-in-tanzania
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Nicholaus Peter Mnyambwa, Esther S Ngadaya, Godfather Kimaro, Dong-Jin Kim, Rudovick Kazwala, Pammla Petrucka, Sayoki G Mfinanga
Diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in technology-limited countries is widely achieved by smear microscopy, which has limited sensitivity and specificity. The frequency and clinical implication of smear-positive but culture-negative among presumptive TB patients remains unclear. A cross-sectional substudy was conducted which aimed to identify the proportion of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections among 94 "smear-positive culture-negative" patients diagnosed between January 2013 and June 2016 in selected health facilities in Tanzania...
2017: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719321/association-of-interferon-%C3%AE-receptor-1-gene-polymorphism-with-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-infection-among-iranian-patients-with-pulmonary-disease
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Poopak Farnia, Jalaledin Ghanavi, Shima Saif, Parissa Farnia, Ali Akbar Velayati
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) cause significant pulmonary infections in humans. Researchers have reported an association between interferon-gamma receptor-1 (IFN-γR1 or IFNGR1) deficiency and susceptibility to NTM, but the relevance of polymorphism within these genes is not yet clear. In this study, a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), T to C, at position-56 in NTM patients with pulmonary disease was investigated. Molecular identification of Mycobacterium isolates was performed with hsp65 genes using polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP)...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712930/disseminated-mycobacterium-kansasii-infection-with-cutaneous-lesions-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
#13
Miaomiao Zhang, Mei Feng, Jian-Qing He
A case of disseminated Mycobacterium kansasii infection involving the skin and soft tissue in a 57-year-old male farmer who presented with recurrent fever, respiratory syndromes, and skin lesions is reported. The positive findings of syndromes, laboratory examinations, and identification of M. kansasii in puncture fluid indicated the diagnosis of disseminated M. kansasii infection involving the skin and soft tissue, lungs, and mediastinal lymph nodes. After applying the standard HRE regimen (isoniazid 300mg/day, rifampicin 600mg/day, and ethambutol 750mg/day), the patient's temperature normalized and his symptoms improved gradually...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709494/multiple-abdominal-abscesses-a-not-so-common-presentation-of-ntm
#14
Darshan K Bajaj, R A S Kushwaha, Anand Srivastava, Mona Asnani
Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria/Mycobacterium other than tuberculosis (MOTT) are ubiquitous organisms. They are acid fast bacilli often giving trouble to the physician to distinguish it from Mycobacterium tuberculosis. These organisms are a menace for the treating physician as when to treat and when not to treat. They are often difficult to diagnose and may present in a variety of forms with propensity to cause number of infections of different body parts and organs. They are more common in immunocompromised individuals e...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709485/biofilm-colonization-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-new-threat-in-hospital-acquired-surgical-site-infection
#15
Roumi Ghosh, Soumen Das, Harish Kela, Asmita De, Jayeeta Haldar, Prasanta Kumar Maiti
INTRODUCTION: Rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are hazardous cause of post-operative soft tissue infection leading to nosocomial outbreaks following various surgical procedures, especially laparoscopic surgeries using heat sensitive, non-autoclavable surgical instruments. METHODOLOGY: Surgery department of our hospital noticed increase in rate of post-laparoscopic abdominal port site infection (PSI) and informed the Microbiology Department. A prospective investigational study of defined cases with the aim of source tracing and formulation of infection control measures was initiated...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702340/characteristics-of-mycobacterium-avium-complex-mac-pulmonary-disease-in-previously-treated-lung-cancer-patients
#16
Erin Meier, Kelly Pennington, Alice Gallo de Moraes, Patricio Escalante
INTRODUCTION: Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is responsible for a large portion of non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections worldwide. Host factors such as active malignancy, immunosuppression, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis increase the risk of MAC infection. However, the relationship between previously treated lung cancer with subsequent development of MAC pulmonary disease and treatment outcomes have not been previously studied. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all patients with lung cancer and MAC pulmonary disease documented in medical records at Mayo Clinic between January 2005 and October 2016...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694831/molecular-identification-of-mycobacterium-species-of-public-health-and-veterinary-importance-from-cattle-in-the-south-state-of-m%C3%A3-xico
#17
Adrian Zaragoza Bastida, Nallely Rivero Pérez, Benjamín Valladares Carranza, Keila Isaac-Olivé, Pablo Moreno Pérez, Horacio Sandoval Trujillo, Ninfa Ramírez Durán
Mycobacterium genus causes a variety of zoonotic diseases. The best known example is the zoonotic tuberculosis due to M. bovis. Much less is known about "nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)," which are also associated with infections in humans. The Mexican standard NOM-ZOO-031-1995 regulates the presence of M. bovis in cattle; however, no regulation exists for the NTM species. The objective of this study was to isolate and identify nontuberculous mycobacteria species from cattle of local herds in the south region of the State of Mexico through the identification and detection of the 100 bp molecular marker in the 23S rRNA gene with subsequent sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693623/epidemiologic-review-of-veterans-health-administration-patients-with-isolation-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-procedures
#18
Gina Oda, Russell Ryono, Cynthia Lucero-Obusan, Patricia Schirmer, Hasan Shanawani, Katrina Jacobs, Mark Holodniy
We evaluated the isolation of postoperative nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) associated with heater-cooler devices (HCDs) used during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery in the Veterans Health Administration from January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2016. In more than 38,000 CPB procedures, NTM was isolated in 111 patients; 1 Mycobacterium chimaera mediastinitis case and 1 respiratory isolate were found. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;1-4.
July 11, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665061/recovery-rates-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-from-clinical-specimens-are-increasing-in-korean-tertiary-care-hospitals
#19
Namhee Kim, Jongyoun Yi, Chulhun L Chang
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are being recognized increasingly as the causative agents of opportunistic infections in humans. This study investigated the epidemiologic trends of NTM recovery from various clinical specimens in 2 Korean tertiary-care hospitals. We reviewed the laboratory records of patient samples cultured for mycobacteria between 2009 and 2015 at 2 tertiary-care hospitals in Korea. The medical records for patients with positive NTM samples were also reviewed. During the study period, 144,540 specimens were cultured for mycobacteria...
August 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659320/development-of-a-one-step-multiplex-pcr-assay-for-differential-detection-of-major-mycobacterium-species
#20
Hansong Chae, Seung Jung Han, Su Young Kim, Chang-Seok Ki, Hee Jae Huh, Dongeun Yong, Won-Jung Koh, Sung Jae Shin
The prevalence of tuberculosis continues to be high, and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection has also emerged worldwide. Moreover, differential and accurate identification of mycobacteria to the species or subspecies level is an unmet clinical need. Here, we developed a one-step multiplex PCR assay using whole-genome analysis and bioinformatics to identify novel molecular targets. The aims of this assay were to: 1) discriminate between the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and NTM using rv0577 or RD750; 2) differentiate M...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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