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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151456/characterization-of-specimens-obtained-by-different-sampling-methods-for-evaluation-of-periodontal-bacteria
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Ayako Okada, Kaoru Sogabe, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Masaaki Okamoto, Yoshiaki Nomura, Nobuhiro Hanada
Quantitative analysis of periodontal bacteria is considered useful for clinical diagnosis, evaluation and assessment of the risk of periodontal disease. The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of sampling of saliva, supragingival and subgingival plaque for evaluation of periodontal bacteria. From each of 12 subjects, i) subgingival plaque was collected from the deepest pocket using a sterile paper point, ii) stimulated whole saliva was collected after chewing gum, and iii) supragingival plaque was collected using a tooth brush...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150724/presence-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-mycoplasma-spp-but-not-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-treponema-pallidum-in-women-undergoing-an-infertility-evaluation-high-prevalence-of-tetracycline-resistance-gene-tet-m
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Min Li, Xiaomei Zhang, Ke Huang, Haixiang Qiu, Jilei Zhang, Yuan Kang, Chengming Wang
Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma spp., Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Treponema pallidum are sexually transmitted pathogens that threaten reproductive health worldwide. In this study, vaginal swabs obtained from women (n = 133) that attended an infertility clinic in China were tested with qPCRs for C. trachomatis, Mycoplasma spp., N. gonorrhoeae, T. pallidum and tetracycline resistance genes. While none of vaginal swabs were positive for N. gonorrhoeae and T. pallidum, 18.8% (25/133) of the swabs were positive for Chlamydia spp...
November 17, 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149107/treponema-denticola-chymotrypsin-like-proteinase-may-contribute-to-orodigestive-carcinogenesis-through-immunomodulation
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Mikko T Nieminen, Dyah Listyarifah, Jaana Hagström, Caj Haglund, Daniel Grenier, Dan Nordström, Veli-Jukka Uitto, Marcela Hernandez, Tülay Yucel-Lindberg, Taina Tervahartiala, Mari Ainola, Timo Sorsa
BACKGROUND: Periodontal pathogens have been linked to oral and gastrointestinal (orodigestive) carcinogenesis. However, the exact mechanisms remain unknown. Treponema denticola (Td) is associated with severe periodontitis, a chronic inflammatory disease leading to tooth loss. The anaerobic spirochete Td is an invasive bacteria due to its major virulence factor chymotrypsin-like proteinase. Here we aimed to investigate the presence of Td chymotrypsin-like proteinase (Td-CTLP) in major orodigestive tumours and to elucidate potential mechanisms for Td to contribute to carcinogenesis...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145798/experimental-transmission-of-bovine-digital-dermatitis-to-sheep-development-of-an-infection-model
#4
Jennifer H Wilson-Welder, Jarlath E Nally, David P Alt, Mitchell V Palmer, John Coatney, Paul Plummer
Digital dermatitis is an infectious cause of lameness primarily affecting cattle but also described in sheep, goats, and wild elk. Digital dermatitis is a polymicrobial infection, involving several Treponema species and other anaerobic bacteria. Although the exact etiology has not been demonstrated, a number of bacterial, host, and environmental factors are thought to contribute to disease development. To study host-bacterial interactions, a reproducible laboratory model of infection is required. The objective of this study was to demonstrate key aspects of bovine digital dermatitis lesions in an easy-to-handle sheep model...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138754/the-relation-between-periodontopathogenic-bacterial-levels-and-resistin-in-the-saliva-of-obese-type-2-diabetic-patients
#5
Natheer Al-Rawi, Farah Al-Marzooq
This study aims to investigate the relation between resistin and periodontopathogenic bacterial levels in the saliva of obese adults compared to healthy control and to examine whether salivary resistin can serve as a biomarker of type 2 diabetes in obese patients. A total of 78 saliva samples were collected from patients attending to the University Dental Hospital, Sharjah, UAE. The patients were divided into three equal groups: obese diabetics, obese nondiabetics, and nonobese nondiabetic control. Salivary resistin was measured using ELISA...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136744/-factors-associated-with-syphilis-hiv-infection-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-shenzhen-2011-2016
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Y M Cai, Y J Song, H Liu, F C Hong
Objective: To investigate the factors associated with syphilis/HIV infection among men who have sex with men (MSM) maintaining a single sexual partner in Shenzhen. Methods: Respondent driven sampling and snowball sampling method were used to recruit MSM receiving voluntary counseling and testing in Shenzhen Rainbow clinic from 2011 to 2016. INCLUSION CRITERIA: aged 18 years and above; reported having one or more anal sexual partners in the recent 6 months. A total of 3 109 men who have sex with men (MSM) were involved in the study...
November 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135519/syphilis-of-the-aerodigestive-tract
#7
Julie Y Tse, May P Chan, Judith A Ferry, Vikram Deshpande, Aliyah R Sohani, Valentina Nardi, Andras Schaffer, Rosalynn M Nazarian, Lawrence R Zukerberg
Syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Treponema pallidum, is increasing in prevalence in the United States. It has been our experience that primary and secondary syphilis of the aerodigestive tract can afflict a large age spectrum with varied clinical and histopathologic findings, which can lead to diagnostic problems and frequent misdiagnosis. In this study, we describe the histopathologic patterns of syphilis of the aerodigestive tract to expand awareness of its varied appearance...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133803/microbial-diversity-of-genital-ulcers-of-hsv-2-seropositive-women
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Supriya D Mehta, Ashish K Pradhan, Stefan J Green, Ankur Naqib, Elijah Odoyo-June, Charlotte A Gaydos, Sheila Barry, Alan Landay, Robert C Bailey
We measured the microbial community structure of genital ulcers in women. Swabs from clinically detected ulcers were tested for HSV-2 and Treponema pallidum by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). HSV-2 and T. pallidum were detected by serum antibody testing. Microbial community structure was characterized by high-throughput 16 s rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. Multiple group testing and Elastic net and Lasso regressions identified taxa associated with differences in factors of interest. Among 49 ulcer specimens from 49 HSV-2 seropositive women, by PCR HSV-2 was recovered from 28 (57%) specimens and T...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127624/evidence-from-the-gut-microbiota-of-swarming-alates-of-a-vertical-transmission-of-the-bacterial-symbionts-in-nasutitermes-arborum-termitidae-nasutitermitinae
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Michel Diouf, Vincent Hervé, Philippe Mora, Alain Robert, Sophie Frechault, Corinne Rouland-Lefèvre, Edouard Miambi
Studies on termite symbiosis have revealed that significant symbiont lineages are maintained across generations. However, most studies have focused only on the worker caste. Little is known about the gut microbiota of reproductives, the most probable vectors for transmitting these lineages to offspring. Using 16S rRNA gene-based Illumina MiSeq sequencing, we compared the gut microbiota of swarming alates of the higher termite Nasutitermes arborum with those of their nestmates from the parental colony. The OTU-based alpha diversity indices showed that the gut microbiota of the alates was at least as diverse as those of non-reproductive adults...
November 10, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124910/missing-pieces-of-the-puzzle-to-effectively-control-digital-dermatitis
#10
K Orsel, P Plummer, J Shearer, J De Buck, S D Carter, R Guatteo, H W Barkema
Since the first report of bovine digital dermatitis (DD) in 1974, there is a large body of the literature published; however, effective prevention and control of the disease remain elusive. Although many aspects of the pathogenesis of DD have been investigated, even some of the most basic questions such as the aetiology of this disease remain under debate. Treponema spp. have been strongly associated with DD lesions and occur in abundance in advanced lesions; however, efforts to induce disease with pure cultures of these organisms have been largely underwhelming and inconsistent...
November 10, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124540/oligonucleotide-microchip-for-the-identification-of-infectious-agents-of-reproductive-system-with-simultaneous-analysis-of-determinants-of-resistance-to-antimicrobial-substances
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A T Leinsoo, B L Shaskol'skii, E I Dement'eva, D A Gryadunov, A A Kubanov, A V Chestkov, O A Obraztsova, M V Shpilevaya, D G Deryabin
We developed a multiplexed DNA microarray-based assay allowing identification of 12 causative agents of reproductive tract infections with the simultaneous detection of 47 genetic determinants of resistance to antimicrobial substances. The microarray was tested on 93 isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, 32 isolates of Treponema pallidum and 29 samples of Ureaplasma spp./Mycoplasma spp. The N. gonorrhoeae isolates had multiple mutations in the penA, ponA, rpsJ, gyrA, parC, and mtrR genes; their prognostic value significantly increased when combinations of mutations were detected...
November 10, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123511/a-high-grain-diet-dynamically-shifted-the-composition-of-mucosa-associated-microbiota-and-induced-mucosal-injuries-in-the-colon-of-sheep
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Yue Wang, Lei Xu, Junhua Liu, Weiyun Zhu, Shengyong Mao
This study investigated the dynamic shifts in mucosa-associated microbiota composition and mucosal morphology in the colon of sheep fed a high grain (HG) diet. A total of 20 male sheep were randomly assigned to four groups (n = 5 for each). The sheep in first group received hay diet. The animals in other 3 groups were fed an HG diet for 7 (HG7), 14 (HG14), or 28 (HG28) days, respectively. Colonic digesta samples were collected to determine the pH and the concentrations of volatile fatty acid (VFA) and lactate...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117430/biological-false-positive-venereal-disease-research-laboratory-test-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-the-diagnosis-of-neurosyphilis-a-case-control-study
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S Zheng, R J Lin, Y H Chan, Ccl Ngan
BACKGROUND: There is no clear consensus on the diagnosis of neurosyphilis. The Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has traditionally been considered the gold standard for diagnosing neurosyphilis, but is widely known to be insensitive. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we compared the clinical and laboratory characteristics of true positive VDRL-CSF cases with biological false positive VDRL-CSF cases. METHODS: We retrospectively identified cases of true and false positive VDRL-CSF across a 3-year period received by the Immunology and Serology Laboratory, Singapore General Hospital...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113689/assessing-the-impact-of-rumen-microbial-communities-on-methane-emissions-and-production-traits-in-holstein-cows-in-a-tropical-climate
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Camila S Cunha, Cristina M Veloso, Marcos I Marcondes, Hilario C Mantovani, Thierry R Tomich, Luiz Gustavo R Pereira, Matheus F L Ferreira, Kimberly A Dill-McFarland, Garret Suen
The evaluation of how the gut microbiota affects both methane emissions and animal production is necessary in order to achieve methane mitigation without production losses. Toward this goal, the aim of this study was to correlate the rumen microbial communities (bacteria, archaea, and fungi) of high (HP), medium (MP), and low milk producing (LP), as well as dry (DC), Holstein dairy cows in an actual tropical production system with methane emissions and animal production traits. Overall, DC cows emitted more methane, followed by MP, HP and LP cows, although HP and LP cow emissions were similar...
October 16, 2017: Systematic and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110296/the-combined-and-individual-impact-of-diabetes-and-smoking-on-key-subgingival-periodontal-pathogens-in-patients-with-chronic-periodontitis
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C R Joaquim, T S Miranda, L M Marins, H D P Silva, M Feres, L C Figueiredo, P M Duarte
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Comprehension of the similarities and differences in the composition of the subgingival microbiota of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), smokers or smokers with DM is an important step in developing therapies specific for these groups at risk for periodontitis. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the combined and individual effects of DM and smoking on the levels and prevalence of key subgingival periodontal pathogens in patients with chronic periodontitis...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107621/effectiveness-of-single-dose-azithromycin-to-treat-latent-yaws-a-longitudinal-comparative-cohort-study
#16
Oriol Mitjà, Camila González-Beiras, Charmie Godornes, Reman Kolmau, Wendy Houinei, Haina Abel, August Kapa, Raymond Paru, Sibauk V Bieb, James Wangi, Sergi Sanz, Kingsley Asiedu, Sheila A Lukehart, Quique Bassat
BACKGROUND: Treatment of latent yaws is a crucial component of the WHO yaws eradication strategy to prevent relapse and the resulting transmission to uninfected children. We assessed the effectiveness of single-dose azithromycin to treat patients with latent yaws. METHODS: This population-based cohort study included children (age <20 years) living on Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea, with high-titre (rapid plasma reagin titre ≥1:8) latent or active yaws, between April, 2013, and May, 2015...
October 26, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099372/rare-isolated-oral-manifestations-of-secondary-syphilis-in-an-adolescent
#17
Cínthia M Ribeiro, Marina L de Carli, Felipe F Sperandio, Evandro M S Magalhães, João Adolfo C Hanemann
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by Treponema pallidum. The disease can manifest clinically through 3 different stages: primary, secondary, and tertiary. This report describes an uncommon case of secondary syphilis in a 16-year-old boy who showed only oral clinical manifestations. The infection was diagnosed through serologic tests. Treatment with intramuscular benzathine penicillin G led to complete remission of the oral lesions 3 weeks after initiation of treatment. The current case demonstrates the importance of laboratory tests in establishing an accurate diagnosis of syphilis and thereby avoiding unnecessary biopsies...
November 2017: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098426/improvement-in-cardiometabolic-risk-markers-following-a-multifunctional-diet-is-associated-with-gut-microbial-taxa-in-healthy-overweight-and-obese-subjects
#18
Nittaya Marungruang, Juscelino Tovar, Inger Björck, Frida Fåk Hållenius
PURPOSE: A multifunctional diet (MFD) targeting subclinical inflammation was developed as a tool to decrease risk factors for cardiometabolic disease in healthy "at-risk" individuals (BMI 25-33 kg/m(2)). MFD contains several components that are degraded in the colon by the microbiota, such as dietary fibers from rye, barley, oats and berries. It also contains soy beans, oily fish and plant stanols. In previous studies, we have observed improved cardiometabolic markers in healthy at-risk individuals after 4-8 week intake of MFD...
November 2, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090453/cross-sectional-study-of-treponema-pallidum-pcr-in-diagnosis-of-primary-and-secondary-syphilis
#19
Miguel Costa-Silva, Daniel Coutinho, Joana Sobrinho-Simões, Filomena Azevedo, Carmen Lisboa
BACKGROUND: Syphilis remains a major challenge and a complex diagnosis. We aim to evaluate the role of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in Treponema pallidum (Tp) detection in various types of biological samples in the diagnosis of early syphilis. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study including all attendees of the STI clinic with clinical suspicion of early syphilis. One or more specimens for the detection of Tp by PCR testing were collected. RESULTS: The overall sensitivity of Tp PCR test was 82...
October 31, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084027/antimicrobial-efficacy-of-materials-used-for-sealing-the-implant-abutment-screw-hole-an-in-vitro-evaluation
#20
Mohammed Alshehri, Hamad Albaqiah
AIM: The aim of this in vitro study was to assess the antimicrobial efficacy of materials (gutta percha [GP], polytetrafluoroethylene [PTFE] tape, and vinyl polysiloxane [VP]) used for sealing the implant abutment screw hole (IASH). METHODS: Sixty implants with a Morse cone connection were used. The implants were randomly divided into 3 groups (20 implants/group). In groups 1, 2, and 3, the IASH was sealed with GP, PTFE, and VP, respectively. Unstimulated whole saliva (UWS) was used as a contaminant medium for the incubation of the specimens...
October 27, 2017: Implant Dentistry
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