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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820706/high-prevalence-of-treponema-pallidum-infection-in-brazilian-prisoners
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Maisa Estopa Correa, Julio Croda, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta de Castro, Sandra Maria do Valle Leone de Oliveira, Maurício Antonio Pompilio, Ronaldo Omizolo de Souza, Júlio Henrique Ferreira de Sá Queiroz, Kesia Esther da Silva, Albert L Ko, Simone Simionatto
The number of new syphilis cases in Brazil has risen alarmingly in recent years. However, there is limited data regarding syphilis prevalence in the Brazilian prison population. To facilitate the development of effective interventions, a cross-sectional study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of Treponema pallidum infection, active syphilis, and associated risk factors among Brazilian prisoners. We administered a questionnaire to a population-based sample of prisoners from 12 prisons in Central-West Brazil and collected sera for syphilis testing, from January to December 2013...
July 31, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820347/association-between-eye-diagnosis-and-positive-syphilis-test-results-in-a-large-urban-sexually-transmitted-infection-primary-care-clinic-population
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Ann-Marie Lobo, Yan Gao, Laura Rusie, Magda Houlberg, Supriya D Mehta
In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) released clinical advisories on rising cases of ocular syphilis. We examined the association between eye disease and syphilis infection among primary care and sexually transmitted infection (STI) clinic patients attending an urban lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) health center. We conducted a retrospective medical record review of all patients who underwent syphilis testing at Howard Brown Health between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2015...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820345/erythema-multiforme-triggered-by-treponema-pallidum-infection-in-an-hiv-infected-patient
#3
Luiz Gfab D'Elia Zanella, Érika F Sampaio, Rute F Lellis
We are currently facing a worldwide epidemic of syphilis. Clinical manifestations that are rarely seen have been encountered, leading the dermatologist to confront unusual clinical conditions in daily practice. Erythema multiforme triggered by syphilis is very rare and is also seldom reported in the literature. We report a case of secondary syphilis in an HIV-positive patient, whose clinical, pathologic and serologic features were consistent with the diagnosis of erythema multiforme triggered by syphilis.
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808698/subgingival-microbiome-of-gingivitis-in-chinese-undergraduates
#4
Ke Deng, Xiang Ying Ouyang, Yi Chu, Qian Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the microbiome composition of health and gingivitis in Chinese undergraduates with high-throughput sequencing. METHODS: Sequencing of 16S rRNA gene amplicons was performed with the MiSeq system to compare subgingival bacterial communities from 54 subjects with gingivitis and 12 periodontally healthy controls. RESULTS: A total of 1,967,372 sequences representing 14 phyla, 104 genera, and 96 species were detected. Analysis of similarities (Anosim) test and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) showed significantly different community profiles between the health control and the subjects with gingivitis...
2017: Chinese Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800622/microbial-profile-comparisons-of-saliva-pooled-and-site-specific-subgingival-samples-in-periodontitis-patients
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Daniel Belstrøm, Maria Lynn Sembler-Møller, Maria Anastasia Grande, Nikolai Kirkby, Sean Liam Cotton, Bruce J Paster, Palle Holmstrup
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare microbial profiles of saliva, pooled and site-specific subgingival samples in patients with periodontitis. We tested the hypotheses that saliva can be an alternative to pooled subgingival samples, when screening for presence of periopathogens. DESIGN: Site specific subgingival plaque samples (n = 54), pooled subgingival plaque samples (n = 18) and stimulated saliva samples (n = 18) were collected from 18 patients with generalized chronic periodontitis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792374/evaluation-of-an-automated-quantitative-latex-immunoturbidimetric-non-treponemal-assay-for-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-syphilis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Kara Osbak, Said Abdellati, Achilleas Tsoumanis, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Luc Kestens, Tania Crucitti, Chris Kenyon
PURPOSE: We evaluated the Sekure rapid plasma reagin (RPR-S) (Sekisui Diagnostics) automated quantitative latex immunoturbidimetric assay performed on the SK500 clinical chemistry system for clinical appropriateness. METHODOLOGY: Syphilis-infected individuals and controls were recruited into a prospective cohort study conducted at a sexually transmitted infection clinic in Antwerp, Belgium. Sera collected at diagnosis (baseline) and at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months post-treatment were tested with RPR-S and Macro-Vue RPR card (RPR-C) (Becton Dickinson) assays; RPR-C was considered the reference test...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768983/longitudinally-extensive-transverse-myelitis-and-optic-neuropathy-associated-with-syphilitic-meningomyelitis-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Rie Tohge, Yuya Shinoto, Makio Takahashi
The incidence of co-infection with Treponema pallidum and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is increasing in developing and developed countries. The neurological complications of both infections occasionally occur simultaneously during a clinical course. We herein report the case of an HIV carrier with syphilitic meningomyelitis and subclinical optic neuropathy. The patient presumably had latent syphilis and slowly developed longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM). A cerebrospinal fluid examination confirmed the diagnosis of active neurosyphilis based on an elevated T...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766745/exploring-the-microbiome-of-healthy-and-diseased-peri-implant-sites-using-illumina-sequencing
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I Sanz-Martin, J Doolittle-Hall, R P Teles, M Patel, G N Belibasakis, C H Hämmerle, R E Jung, F R F Teles
AIM: To compare the microbiome of healthy (H) and diseased (P) peri-implant sites and determine the core peri-implant microbiome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Submucosal biofilms from 32 H and 35 P sites were analyzed using 16S rRNA sequencing (MiSeq, Illumina), QIIME and HOMINGS. Differences between groups were determined using Principal Coordinate Analysis (PCoA), t-tests and Wilcoxon rank sum test and FDR-adjusted. The peri-implant core microbiome was determined. RESULTS: PCoA showed partitioning between H and P at all taxonomic levels...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764300/effect-of-pranayama-on-ppar-%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-expressions-and-red-complex-microorganisms-in-patients-with-chronic-periodontitis-a-clinical-trial
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Jaideep Mahendra, Little Mahendra, R Ananthalakshmi, Prathahini S Parthiban, Sandhya Cherukuri, Mohammed Junaid
INTRODUCTION: Sudarshankriya pranayama is the control of breathing movements to regulate the energy flow throughout the body, which has shown to positively affect immune function, autonomic nervous system and psychologic-neuro pathways. The practice of pranayama has been proven to show several benefits such as reduction in stress levels, relieves anxiety and depression, increase in antioxidant levels, reduces insulin resistance and improves respiratory function. AIM: The objective of the study was to evaluate the levels of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma (PPAR-γ), Nuclear Factor-Kappa B (NF-κB) and the presence of Red Complex Microorganisms (RCM) such as Treponema denticola, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Tannerella forsythia in the subgingivalpl aque samples of chronic periodontitis subjects before and after intervention with pranayama as an adjunct to Scaling and Root Planing (SRP)...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763642/fate-of-antibiotic-resistance-genes-and-their-associations-with-bacterial-community-in-livestock-breeding-wastewater-and-its-receiving-river-water
#10
Shuyu Jia, Xu-Xiang Zhang, Yu Miao, Yanting Zhao, Lin Ye, Bing Li, Tong Zhang
Large amounts of antibiotics are currently used in livestock breeding, which is the main driving factor contributing to the occurrence, spread and proliferation of antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in the environment. In this study, high-throughput sequencing based metagenomic approaches were employed to characterize the tempo-spacial changes of antibiotic resistome, bacterial community and their correlations in pig farming wastewater and its receiving river. A total of 194 ARG subtypes within 14 ARG types were detectable in all the samples, and their total relative abundance increased in the river water after receiving wastewater discharge, while decreased in the downstream river water...
July 24, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761980/effects-of-disodium-fumarate-on-in-vitro-rumen-fermentation-the-production-of-lipopolysaccharide-and-biogenic-amines-and-the-rumen-bacterial-community
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Wei Jin, Chunxu Xue, Junhua Liu, Yuyang Yin, Weiyun Zhu, Shengyong Mao
The effect of disodium fumarate (DF) on the ruminal fermentation profiles, the accumulation of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and bioamines, and the composition of the ruminal bacterial community was investigated by in vitro rumen fermentation. The addition of DF increased the total gas production; the concentrations of propionate, valerate, total volatile fatty acids, and ammonia-nitrogen; and the rumen pH after a 24 h fermentation. By contrast, DF addition decreased the ratio of acetate to propionate and the concentrations of lactate, lipopolysaccharide, methylamine, tryptamine, putrescine, histamine, and tyramine (P < 0...
July 31, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757933/prevalence-of-periodontal-pathogens-among-italian-patients-with-chronic-periodontitis-a-retrospective-study-on-2992-patients
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L Tettamanti, R M Gaudio, F Cura, D Mucchi, N Illuzzi, A Tagliabue
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of some periodontal pathogens in Italian adults with chronic periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample consisted of 2992 patients with a clinical diagnosis of chronic periodontitis, based on the criteria of the American Academy of Periodontology, sampled in the period 2013-2016: 2108 patients were from Northern, 690 from Central and 194 from Southern Italy. Porphyromonas gengivalis, Treponema denticola, and Tannerella forsythia were investigated in all patients of the present study, while Campylobacter rectus, Fusobacterium nucleatum and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans only in 2514 (84%) patients...
January 2017: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748041/effect-of-azithromycin-on-a-red-complex-polymicrobial-biofilm
#13
Hwei Sze Ong, Orit Oettinger-Barak, Stuart G Dashper, Ivan B Darby, Kheng H Tan, Eric C Reynolds
Azithromycin has recently gained popularity for the treatment of periodontal disease, despite sparse literature supporting efficiency in treating periodontal bacterial biofilms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of azithromycin on biofilms comprised of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola, and Tannerella forsythia in comparison to an amoxicillin and metronidazole combination. P. gingivalis W50, T. denticola ATCC35405, and T. forsythia ATCC43037 grown under anaerobic conditions at 37°C were aliquoted into 96-well flat-bottom plates in different combinations with addition of azithromycin or amoxicillin + metronidazole at various concentrations...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738852/tertiary-syphilis-in-the-lumbar-spine-a-case-report
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Yang Bai, Feng Niu, Lidi Liu, Hui Sha, Yimei Wang, Song Zhao
BACKGROUND: The incidence of tertiary syphilis involvement in the spinal column with destructive bone lesions is very rare. It is difficult to establish the correct diagnosis from radiographs and histological examination alone. Limited data are available on surgical treatment to tertiary syphilitic spinal lesions. In this article, we report a case of tertiary syphilis in the lumbar spine with osteolytic lesions causing cauda equina compression. CASE PRESENTATION: A 44-year-old man who suffered with low back pain for 6 months and progressive radiating pain at lower extremity for 1 week...
July 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727773/the-tradition-algorithm-approach-underestimates-the-prevalence-of-serodiagnosis-of-syphilis-in-hiv-infected-individuals
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Bin Chen, Xiuming Peng, Tiansheng Xie, Changzhong Jin, Fumin Liu, Nanping Wu
Currently, there are three algorithms for screening of syphilis: traditional algorithm, reverse algorithm and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) algorithm. To date, there is not a generally recognized diagnostic algorithm. When syphilis meets HIV, the situation is even more complex. To evaluate their screening performance and impact on the seroprevalence of syphilis in HIV-infected individuals, we conducted a cross-sectional study included 865 serum samples from HIV-infected patients in a tertiary hospital...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724349/16s-rrna-gene-based-association-study-identified-microbial-taxa-associated-with-pork-intramuscular-fat-content-in-feces-and-cecum-lumen
#16
Shaoming Fang, Xingwei Xiong, Ying Su, Lusheng Huang, Congying Chen
BACKGROUND: Intramuscular fat (IMF) that deposits among muscle fibers or within muscle cells is an important meat quality trait in pigs. Previous studies observed the effects of dietary nutrients and additives on improving the pork IMF. Gut microbiome plays an important role in host metabolism and energy harvest. Whether gut microbiota exerts effect on IMF remains unknown. RESULTS: In this study, we investigated the microbial community structure of 500 samples from porcine cecum and feces using high-throughput 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
July 19, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721843/treponema-rectale-sp-nov-a-spirochete-isolated-from-the-bovine-rectum
#17
Gareth J Staton, Kerry Newbrook, Simon R Clegg, Richard J Birtles, Nicholas J Evans, Stuart D Carter
A Gram-stain-negative, obligatory anaerobic spirochete, CHPAT, was isolated from the rectal tissue of a Holstein-Friesian cow. On the basis of 16S rRNA gene comparisons, CHPAT was most closely related to the human oral spirochete, Treponema parvum, with 88.8 % sequence identity. Further characterisation on the basis of recA gene sequence analysis, cell morphology, pattern of growth and physiological profiling identified marked differences with respect to other recognised species of the genus Treponema. Microscopically, the helical cells measured approximately 1-5 µm long and 0...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714113/secondary-syphilis-primarily-presenting-with-multiple-nodules-on-the-scalp-case-report-and-published-work-review
#18
Fan Li, Tingting Wang, Lin Wang
Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum, manifests with a broad spectrum of clinical presentations that usually involves skin. Nodular secondary syphilis occurs rarely, and mostly manifests as disseminated papulonodules or plaques over the trunk and limbs. We report an extremely rare case of nodular secondary syphilis that primarily presented with multiple nodules on the scalp, resembling Rosai-Dorfman disease or cutaneous malignant metastasis. Immunohistochemistry confirmed T...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712508/health-care-importance-of-treponema-pallidum-chagas-disease-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-among-amerindians-of-argentina-an-observational-study
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María E Eirin, Cecilia M Delfino, Williams R Pedrozo, Richard Malan, Alberto Puca, Ana M De Rissio, Rogelio D Espejo, María L Gallo Vaulet, Marcelo Rodríguez Fermepin, Mirna M Biglione, Carolina A Berini
The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of Treponema pallidum, Trypanosoma cruzi and Human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) in five Amerindian populations of Argentina. A retrospective study was conducted among 857 Amerindian populations (112 Kollas, 298 Mbyá-guaraníes, 79 Sagua Huarpes, 368 Wichis) from 2007 to 2010. Screening and confirmation of T. pallidum, T. cruzi and HIV-1 were performed. T. pallidum and T. cruzi infections were detected in all communities with an overall prevalence rate of 4...
July 13, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691459/periodontal-microbioma-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-role-of-porhyromonas-gingivalis
#20
L Azzi, S Rania, R Vinci, F Spadari, F Croveri, C Scognamiglio, D Farronato, L Tettamanti, A Tagliabue, J Silvestre-Rangil, C Bellintani
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease, which can be described as an autoimmune response after molecular mimicry caused by infective agents. The current study aims at evaluating the correlation between Rhematoid Arthritis (RA) and Periodontal Disease (PD), with special attention to the microbioma detected in the gums. Thirty-four patients with RD were recruited into the current study. Among rheumatic parameters, Rheumatoid Factor (RF), anti-citrullinated protein antibody (CCP), HLA-BDR1 and DAS28 were collected...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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