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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430999/repurposing-quantiferon-for-detection-of-neutralizing-ifn-%C3%AE-autoantibodies-in-patients-with-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infections
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Isabelle Suárez, Clara Lehmann, Henning Gruell, Jessica Graeb, Matthias Kochanek, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Georg Plum, Annelies van Wengen, Esther van de Vosse, Pia Hartmann, Leif G Hanitsch, Jan Rybniker
Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections due to autoantibodies targeting IFN-γ are an emerging medical problem. However, case finding is hampered due to highly complex diagnostic procedures not available in routine laboratories. We show that QuantiFERON assays can be exploited as a simple screening tool that may facilitate adequate and timely treatment.
April 20, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423372/patterns-of-disease-in-patients-with-middle-lobe-predominant-bronchiectasis
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Melissa J McDonnell, Mohammed Ahmed, Jeeban Das, Michael O'Mahony, David Breen, Anthony O'Regan, J J Gilmartin, John Bruzzi, Robert M Rutherford
BACKGROUND: Middle-lobe predominant bronchiectasis affecting the right middle-lobe and/or lingula (RMLP) is classically described in asthenic, elderly females with skeletal abnormalities or associated nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the frequency and clinical characteristics of patients with an RMLP phenotype in a cohort of newly diagnosed bronchiectasis patients and determine associations with disease severity. METHODS: A retrospective observational cross-sectional cohort study of consecutive bronchiectasis patients in our institution was performed...
April 20, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422568/cgas-sting-tbk1-irf3-7-induced-interferon-%C3%AE-contributes-to-the-clearing-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-in-mice
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Nanthapon Ruangkiattikul, Andreas Nerlich, Ketema Abdissa, Stefan Lienenklaus, Abdulhadi Suwandi, Nina Janze, Kristin Laarmann, Julia Spanier, Ulrich Kalinke, Siegfried Weiss, Ralph Goethe
Type I interferons (IFN-I), such as IFN-α and IFN-β are important messengers in the host response against bacterial infections. Knowledge about the role of IFN-I in infections by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is limited. Here we show that macrophages infected with pathogens of the Mycobacterium avium complex produced significantly lower amounts of IFN-β than macrophages infected with the opportunistic pathogen M. smegmatis. To dissect the molecular mechanisms of this phenomenon, we focussed on the obligate pathogen Mycobacterium avium ssp...
April 19, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418290/invasive-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infections-among-cardiothoracic-surgical-patients-exposed-to-heater-cooler-devices-1
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Meghan M Lyman, Cheri Grigg, Cara Bicking Kinsey, M Shannon Keckler, Heather Moulton-Meissner, Emily Cooper, Minn M Soe, Judith Noble-Wang, Allison Longenberger, Shane R Walker, Jeffrey R Miller, Joseph F Perz, Kiran M Perkins
Invasive nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections may result from a previously unrecognized source of transmission, heater-cooler devices (HCDs) used during cardiac surgery. In July 2015, the Pennsylvania Department of Health notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about a cluster of NTM infections among cardiothoracic surgical patients at 1 hospital. We conducted a case-control study to identify exposures causing infection, examining 11 case-patients and 48 control-patients. Eight (73%) case-patients had a clinical specimen identified as Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)...
May 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416955/down-regulation-of-serum-high-mobility-group-box-1-protein-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease
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Su-Young Kim, Won-Jung Koh, Hye Yun Park, Kyeongman Jeon, Soo-Youn Lee, Jae-Joon Yim, Sung Jae Shin
BACKGROUND: Recently, increased levels of high-mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1) have been identified in various inflammatory conditions and infections. However, no studies have evaluated the HMGB1 level in nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease, and compared it to mycobacterial lung disease. METHODS: A total of 60 patients newly diagnosed with NTM lung disease, 44 culture-positive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients, and 34 healthy controls, were included in this study...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406709/long-term-outcomes-in-a-population-based-cohort-with-respiratory-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-isolation
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Emily Henkle, Shannon A Novosad, Sean Shafer, Katrina Hedberg, Sarah A R Siegel, Jennifer Ku, Cara Varley, D Rebecca Prevots, Theodore K Marras, Kevin L Winthrop
RATIONALE: The natural history of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) respiratory infection within the general population is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To describe the long-term clinical, microbiologic, and radiographic outcomes of patients with respiratory NTM isolates. METHODS: We previously identified a population-based cohort of patients with respiratory NTM isolation during 2005-6, and categorized patients as cases or non-cases using the ATS/IDSA pulmonary NTM disease criteria at that time...
April 13, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400668/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-of-the-musculoskeletal-system-in-immunocompetent-hosts
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Manit K Gundavda, Hitendra G Patil, Vikas M Agashe, Rajeev Soman, Camilla Rodriques, Ramesh B Deshpande
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) were considered saprophytic organisms for many years but now are recognized as human pathogens. Although humans are routinely exposed to NTM, the rate of clinical infection is low. Such infections usually occur in the elderly and in patients who are immunocompromised. However, there has been an increasing incidence in recent years of infections in immunocompetent hosts. NTM infections in immunocompetent individuals are secondary to direct inoculation either contamination from surgical procedures or penetrating injuries rather than hematogenous dissemination...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393860/mycobacterium-llatzerense-a-waterborne-mycobacterium-that-resists-phagocytosis-by-acanthamoeba-castellanii
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Vincent Delafont, Ascel Samba-Louaka, Emmanuelle Cambau, Didier Bouchon, Laurent Moulin, Yann Héchard
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are environmental bacteria increasingly associated to public health problems. In water systems, free-living amoebae (FLA) feed on bacteria by phagocytosis, but several bacteria, including many NTM, are resistant to this predation. Thus, FLA can be seen as a training ground for pathogenic bacteria. Mycobacterium llatzerense was previously described as frequently associated with FLA in a drinking water network. The present study aimed to characterize the interactions between M...
April 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387532/mortality-after-respiratory-isolation-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-a-comparison-of-patients-who-did-and-did-not-meet-disease-criteria
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Shannon A Novosad, Emily Henkle, Sean Schafer, Katrina Hedberg, Jennifer Ku, Sarah A R Siegel, Dongseok Choi, Christopher G Slatore, Kevin L Winthrop
RATIONALE: The mortality of patients with respiratory tract isolates of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) and their risk factors for death are not well described . OBJECTIVES: This study had two objectives: 1) to determine age-adjusted mortality rates for patients with respiratory NTM isolates and their causes of death; and 2) to examine whether ATS/IDSA diagnostic criteria identify those at higher risk of death after NTM isolation. METHODS: We linked vital records registries with a previously identified Oregon populationbased cohort of patients with NTM respiratory isolation...
April 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387523/species-specific-risk-factors-treatment-decisions-and-clinical-outcomes-for-laboratory-isolates-of-less-common-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-washington-state
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Emily S Ford, David J Horne, Javeed A Shah, Carolyn K Wallis, Ferric C Fang, Thomas R Hawn
RATIONALE: Nontuberculous mycobacteria are a diverse group of environmental organisms that infrequently cause human disease. Understanding the epidemiologic and clinical characteristics associated with nontuberculous mycobacterial disease is needed to refine diagnostic and treatment strategies, particularly among the less commonly isolated species. OBJECTIVES: To improve knowledge of geographic variance of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) species, to correlate detailed clinical information with isolation of specific NTM, and to examine the decision to treat and outcomes for specific NTM...
April 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387180/mycobacterium-marinum
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Alexandra Aubry, Faiza Mougari, Florence Reibel, Emmanuelle Cambau
Mycobacterium marinum is a well-known pathogenic mycobacterium for skin and soft tissue infections and is associated with fishes and water. Among nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), it is the leading cause of extrarespiratory human infections worldwide. In addition, there is a specific scientific interest in M. marinum because of its genetic relatedness to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and because experimental infection of M. marinum in fishes mimics tuberculosis pathogenesis. Microbiological characteristics include the fact that it grows in 7 to 14 days with photochromogenic colonies and is difficult to differentiate from Mycobacterium ulcerans and other mycolactone-producing NTM on a molecular basis...
April 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356415/evaluation-of-the-genotype-ntm-dr-assay-for-identification-of-mycobacterium-chimaera
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Simone Mok, Thomas R Rogers, Margaret Fitzgibbon
Identification of species within the Mycobacterium avium Complex (MAC) is difficult and most current diagnostic laboratory tests cannot distinguish between species included in the complex. Differentiation of species within the MAC is important as Mycobacterium chimaera has recently emerged as major cause of invasive cardiovascular infections following open heart surgery. A new commercial diagnostic assay, GenoType NTM-DR ver. 1.0, is intended to differentiate between three species within the MAC, namely Mycobacterium avium, Mycobacterium intracellulare and Mycobacterium chimaera In this study we investigated an archival collection of 173 MAC isolates using 16S rRNA and 16S-23S ITS gene sequencing, and the GenoType NTM-DR was evaluated for identifying M...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350331/novel-sulfamethoxazole-ureas-and-oxalamide-as-potential-antimycobacterial-agents
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Martin Krátký, Jiřina Stolaříková, Jarmila Vinšová
Infections caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb.) and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are considered to be a global health problem; current therapeutic options are limited. Sulfonamides have exhibited a wide range of biological activities including those against mycobacteria. Based on the activity of 4-(3-heptylureido)-N-(5-methylisoxazol-3-yl)benzenesulfonamide against NTM, we designed a series of homologous sulfamethoxazole-based n-alkyl ureas (C₁-C12), as well as several related ureas and an oxalamide...
March 28, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346488/comparison-of-chest-ct-findings-in-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-diseases-vs-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-lung-disease-in-hiv-negative-patients-with-cavities
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Cherry Kim, So Hee Park, Sang Young Oh, Sung-Soo Kim, Kyung-Wook Jo, Tae Sun Shim, Mi Young Kim
OBJECTIVES: This article focuses on the differences between CT findings of HIV-negative patients who have cavities with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) disease and those with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections (TB). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 128 NTM disease patients (79 males and 49 females) with cavities in chest CT, matched for age and gender with 128 TB patients in the same period. Sputum cultures of all patients were positive for pathogens. Two independent chest radiologists evaluated the characteristics of the largest cavity and related factors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333340/evaluation-of-the-new-genotype-ntm-dr-kit-for-the-molecular-detection-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria
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Faiza Mougari, Jade Loiseau, Nicolas Veziris, Christine Bernard, Béatrice Bercot, Wladimir Sougakoff, Vincent Jarlier, Laurent Raskine, Emmanuelle Cambau
Objectives: Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are emerging pathogens causing difficult-to-treat infections. We tested a new assay (GenoType NTM-DR) that detects natural and acquired resistance mechanisms to macrolides and aminoglycosides in frequently isolated NTM species. Methods: Performance was assessed on 102 isolates including reference strains [16 Mycobacterium avium , 10 Mycobacterium intracellulare , 8 Mycobacterium chimaera , 15 Mycobacterium chelonae and 53 Mycobacterium abscessus (including subsp...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331949/-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
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K Emmerich, M Fabri
Dermatologically relevant nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) include Mycobacterium marinum and Mycobacterium ulcerans and different rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM). RGM are widely present in the environment and are facultative pathogenic. Diagnostic detection of nontuberculous mycobacteria is frequently challenging. Immune-competent individuals mostly develop localized infections. Immune-suppressed patients may present with severe and disseminated disease. In these cases, rapid initiation of medical treatment is important...
March 22, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330892/in-vitro-susceptibility-testing-of-tedizolid-against-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
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Barbara A Brown-Elliott, Richard J Wallace
Tedizolid is a new oxazolidinone with improved in vitro and intracellular potency against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, including multidrug resistant strains, and some species of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) compared with linezolid.Using the current Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) recommended method of broth microdilution, susceptibility testing of 170 isolates of rapidly growing mycobacteria showed equivalent or lower (1- to 8-fold MIC50 and/or MIC90 values) for tedizolid compared to linezolid...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326308/infection-sources-of-a-common-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-pathogen-mycobacterium-avium-complex
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REVIEW
Yukiko Nishiuchi, Tomotada Iwamoto, Fumito Maruyama
Numerous studies have revealed a continuous increase in the worldwide incidence and prevalence of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) diseases, especially pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) diseases. Although it is not clear why NTM diseases have been increasing, one possibility is an increase of mycobacterial infection sources in the environment. Thus, in this review, we focused on the infection sources of pathogenic NTM, especially MAC. The environmental niches for MAC include water, soil, and dust...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317808/isolation-and-characterization-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-from-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-ghana
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Isaac Darko Otchere, Adwoa Asante-Poku, Stephen Osei-Wusu, Samuel Yaw Aboagye, Dorothy Yeboah-Manu
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) species are assuming public health importance in pulmonary diseases; they are increasingly being isolated, and importantly, most NTMs do not respond to routine tuberculosis (TB) drugs. This study aimed to identify NTMs isolated from pulmonary TB cases and also determine their susceptibility to streptomycin (STR), isoniazid (INH), and rifampicin (RIF). METHODS: A total of 1755 mycobacterial isolates, obtained between August 2012 and July 2014, from 2036 smear-positive pulmonary cases were identified using polymerase chain reaction amplification of IS6110, and hsp65 gene sequencing analysis...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317802/port-site-infections-by-nontuberculous-mycobacterium-a-retrospective-clinico-microbiological-study
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Roumi Ghosh, Soumen Das, Asmita De, Harish Kela, Makhan Lal Saha, Prasanta Kumar Maiti
BACKGROUND: Port-site infection (PSI) is a prevailing, chronic, nagging, treatment refractory complication of laparoscopic surgery (LS). It neutralizes the advantages of minimally invasive surgery and increases morbidity, treatment cost of patient, leading to loss of confidence on operating surgeon. PSIs are preventable with appropriate preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative measures. Atypical mycobacterium is most commonly associated with nonhealing postlaparoscopic wound infections, causing outbreaks or sporadic cases worldwide...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
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