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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639162/bacterial-genome-sequencing-in-clinical-microbiology-a-pathogen-oriented-review
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REVIEW
F Tagini, G Greub
In recent years, whole-genome sequencing (WGS) has been perceived as a technology with the potential to revolutionise clinical microbiology. Herein, we reviewed the literature on the use of WGS for the most commonly encountered pathogens in clinical microbiology laboratories: Escherichia coli and other Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci, streptococci and enterococci, mycobacteria and Chlamydia trachomatis. For each pathogen group, we focused on five different aspects: the genome characteristics, the most common genomic approaches and the clinical uses of WGS for (i) typing and outbreak analysis, (ii) virulence investigation and (iii) in silico antimicrobial susceptibility testing...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638824/dual-epidemics-of-club-drug-use-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-chinese-female-sex-workers-new-challenges-to-sti-prevention
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Jing Li, Xiang-Dong Gong, Xiaoli Yue, Ning Jiang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate club drug use and its potential association with STI among female sex workers (FSWs) in China. METHODS: From November 2008 to January 2009, participants were recruited at sex work venues in five cities for a questionnaire survey. Free testing for syphilis, Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) was provided. Logistic regression models were used to assess factors associated with club drug use and its association with STI...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637523/ureaplasma-urealyticum-and-u-parvum-in-sexually-active-women-attending-public-health-clinics-in-brazil
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T N Lobão, G B Campos, N N Selis, A T Amorim, S G Souza, S S Mafra, L S Pereira, D B Dos Santos, T B Figueiredo, L M Marques, J Timenetsky
Ureaplasma urealyticum and U. parvum have been associated with genital infections. The purpose of this study was to detect the presence of ureaplasmas and other sexually transmitted infections in sexually active women from Brazil and relate these data to demographic and sexual health, and cytokines IL-6 and IL-1β. Samples of cervical swab of 302 women were examined at the Family Health Units in Vitória da Conquista. The frequency of detection by conventional PCR was 76·2% for Mollicutes. In qPCR, the frequency found was 16·6% for U...
June 22, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637238/chlamydia-trachomatis-seroprevalence-and-ultrasound-diagnosed-uterine-fibroids-in-a-large-population-of-young-african-american-women
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Kristen R Moore, Jennifer S Smith, Stephen R Cole, Dirk P Dittmer, Victor J Schoenbach, Donna D Baird
Reproductive tract infections have long been hypothesized to increase fibroid risk. Few studies have been conducted, even for the common infection, genital Chlamydia trachomatis (gCT), and only with self-reported gCT data. Our investigation used micro-immunofluorescence serology for gCT to characterize past exposure. We used cross-sectional enrollment data from a prospective fibroid study in the Detroit, Michigan area; ultrasound examinations systematically screened for fibroids. Participants were African-American women ages 23-34 (recruited 2010-2012)...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636866/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-trichomonas-vaginalis-and-other-sexually-transmissible-infections-among-women-attending-antenatal-clinics-in-three-provinces-in-papua-new-guinea-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Lisa M Vallely, Pamela Toliman, Claire Ryan, Glennis Rai, Johanna Wapling, Carolyn Tomado, Savarina Huliafi, Gloria Munnull, Patricia Rarau, Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Handan Wand, Peter Siba, Glen D L Mola, John M Kaldor, Andrew J Vallely
Background Papua New Guinea (PNG) is estimated to have among the highest prevalences of HIV and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) of any Asia-Pacific country, and one of the highest burdens of maternal syphilis globally. The prevalence of curable STIs, such as Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), among pregnant women in PNG is relatively unknown. METHODS: A cross-sectional bio-behavioural survey to investigate the epidemiology of CT, NG, TV and other STIs among pregnant women in three provinces of PNG was undertaken...
October 2016: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635162/chlamydia-trachomatis-is-responsible-for-lipid-vacuolation-in-the-amniotic-epithelium-of-fetal-gastroschisis
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Marcia L Feldkamp, Diane M Ward, Theodore J Pysher, Christina T Chambers
BACKGROUND: Vacuolated amniotic epithelium with lipid droplets in gastroschisis placentas is an unusual finding. Mass spectrometry of lipid droplets identified triglycerides, ester-linked to an unusual pattern of fatty acids. We hypothesize that these findings result from a Chlamydia trachomatis infection during the periconceptional period. The rising incidence of chlamydia infections has paralleled the increasing prevalence of gastroschisis among women less than 25 years of age. Histologically, young women are at greatest risk for a chlamydia infection due to their immature columnar epithelium, the preferential site for attachment of Chlamydia trachomatis infectious particle (elementary body)...
June 21, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632191/sexually-transmitted-infections-a-novel-screening-strategy-for-improving-women-s-health-in-vulnerable-populations
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Elena R Frati, Ester Fasoli, Marianna Martinelli, Daniela Colzani, Silvia Bianchi, Luciana Carnelli, Antonella Amendola, Pierfranco Olivani, Elisabetta Tanzi
BACKGROUND: Migrant women are one of the most vulnerable population to health problems and well-being. This study aimed at implementing a counseling and preventive strategy for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in undocumented migrant women in Milan, Italy. METHODS: Women (ages 18-65) were enrolled at the NAGA Centre (2012-2013) and asked for a urine sample in order to carry out molecular detection of Human papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia trachomatis (Ct), Trichomonas vaginalis (Tv), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Ng)-DNA...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631649/chlamydia-trachomatis-proctitis-masquerading-as-carcinoma-rectum-first-case-report-from-india
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Benu Dhawan, Govind Kumar Makharia, Deepak Juyal, Sujeesh Sebastian, Riti Bhatia, Neena Khanna
While proctitis is caused both by infectious and noninfectious causes, infectious causes are acquired typically sexually. Chlamydia trachomatis, which is the most frequent bacterial pathogen causing sexually transmitted infections worldwide, is one of the causative agents of proctitis. We report a case history of a bisexual male who presented to us with rectal bleeding. The colonoscopy showed a nodular ulcerated lesion in the rectum suggestive of rectal malignancy, but biopsies from rectal mass did not reveal malignancy...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629687/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-empiric-treatment-for-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Kristen Breslin, Lisa Tuchman, Katie L Hayes, Gia Badolato, Monika K Goyal
OBJECTIVE: To determine test characteristics of provider judgment for empiric antibiotic provision to patients undergoing testing for a sexually transmitted infection. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional electronic health record review of all patients aged 13-19 years who had Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) testing sent from an urban, academic pediatric emergency department in 2012. We abstracted data, including patient demographics, chief complaint, sexually transmitted infection test results, and treatment...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628024/-evaluation-of-dynamic-telomere-length-shortening-of-lymphocytes-in-immunocompromised-children-with-chronic-diseases-of-the-respiratory
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E Khalturina, I Nesterova
Nowadays it is common to observe the growth of viral-viral and viral-bacterial co-infections in children of different ages, due to dysfunction of lymphocytes (DL), which can be connected with the process of the accelerated shortening of the end structures of chromosomal telomeres, telomere length changes are described in lymphocytes of children with chronic mono-infections. The conducted study has shown the shortening of telomere lymphocytes in children with CDRT seropositive for mixed-herpes viral infections (herpes simplex virus, virus, Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus in various combinations) and for bacterial co-infections - Chlamydia trachomatis and (or) Mycoplasma pneumoniae...
May 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627970/genome-wide-codon-usage-profiling-of-ocular-infective-chlamydia-trachomatis-serovars-and-drug-target-identification
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Anupriya Sadhasivam, Umashankar Vetrivel
Chlamydia trachomatis (C.t) is a gram-negative obligate intracellular bacteria and is a major causative of infectious blindness and sexually transmitted diseases. Among the varied serovars of this organism, A, B & C are reported as prominent ocular pathogens. Genomic studies of these strains shall aid in deciphering potential drug targets and genomic influence on pathogenesis. Hence, in this study we performed deep statistical profiling of codon usage in these serovars. The overall base composition analysis reveals that these serovars are over biased to AU than GC...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622339/the-chlamydia-trachomatis-type-iii-secretion-substrates-ct142-ct143-and-ct144-are-secreted-into-the-lumen-of-the-inclusion
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Maria da Cunha, Sara V Pais, Joana N Bugalhão, Luís Jaime Mota
Chlamydia trachomatis is a human bacterial pathogen causing ocular and genital infections. It multiplies exclusively within an intracellular membrane-bound vacuole, the inclusion, and uses a type III secretion system to manipulate host cells by injecting them with bacterially-encoded effector proteins. In this work, we characterized the expression and subcellular localization in infected host cells of the C. trachomatis CT142, CT143, and CT144 proteins, which we previously showed to be type III secretion substrates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617561/cervicovaginal-bacteria-and-fungi-in-pregnant-diabetic-and-non-diabetic-women-a-multicenter-observational-cohort-study
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A Lukic, A Napoli, I Santino, P Bianchi, F Nobili, G Ciampittiello, M R Nardone, M Santomauro, M Di Properzio, D Caserta
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the prevalence of cervicovaginal Bacteria, group B Streptococcus (GBS), Gardnerella vaginalis (GV), Candida spp., Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Mycoplasma hominis (MH) and Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) in pregnant women with and without diabetes mellitus (DM). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cervicovaginal swabs were gathered from 473 pregnant patients divided into 127 diabetic and 346 non-diabetic. The results were correlated to gestational age, parity and glycemic control...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616412/assessing-the-presence-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-genome-in-pregnant-women-with-spontaneous-abortion-using-polymerase-chain-reaction-method-in-yasuj-first-report-from-southwest-of-iran
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Alborz Jahangiri Sisakht, Navid Omidifar, Nahid Mohamadkhani, Maryam Karimpoorfard, Mohammad Kargar, Mansoureh Shokripour
CONTEXT: Chlamydia trachomatis is one of the most prevalent factors of sexually transmitted diseases worldwide, which causes abortion, premature rupture of membrane, uterine cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory diseases, and ectopic pregnancy. AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of C. trachomatis genome in pregnant women with abortion in Yasuj, Iran. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is a descriptive-analytical study in Shahid Mofateh Gyneco-obstetrics clinic and Emam sajjad Hospital...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608794/mycoplasma-genitalium-antibiotic-resistance-mediating-mutations-in-canadian-women-with-or-without-chlamydia-trachomatis-infection
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Max A Chernesky, Dan Jang, Irene Martin, Linda M N Hoang, Prenilla Naidu, Paul N Levett, John Wylie, Anu Rebbapragada, Sam Ratnam, Marek Smieja, Barbara Weinbaum, Damon Getman
Testing remnant Aptima specimens from women infected with Chlamydia trachomatis detected 13.4% (53/396) with Mycoplasma genitalium compared with 5.4% (22/406) in matched C. trachomatis-negative women. Overall, 9.4% (provincial ranges of 3-20%) were infected with M. genitalium and resistance mediating mutations were found in 47.3% (26/55) to macrolides and 1.9% (1/53) to fluoroquinolones by sequencing.
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604481/comparative-evaluation-of-2-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests-for-the-detection-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-at-extragenital-sites
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Claire C Bristow, Mark R McGrath, Adam C Cohen, Laura J Anderson, Kristie K Gordon, Jeffrey D Klausner
Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) infections are frequently asymptomatic, requiring highly accurate diagnostic tests and proper management to prevent further transmission. We compared two nucleic acid tests, Xpert® CT/NG (Cepheid, Sunnyvale, CA) point-of-care platform and at an offsite clinical laboratory with Aptima Combo 2® (Hologic, Inc., San Diego, CA) assay, for the detection of extragenital infection in patients at an STI clinic in Hollywood, CA.We calculated concordance between the two assays and used the exact binomial method to calculate 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for each specimen type and pathogen...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602608/multistage-vaccines-containing-outer-membrane-type-iii-secretion-system-and-inclusion-membrane-proteins-protects-against-a-chlamydia-genital-tract-infection-and-pathology
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Connor P O'Meara, Charles W Armitage, Dean W Andrew, Avinash Kollipara, Nils Y Lycke, Andrew A Potter, Volker Gerdts, Nikolai Petrovsky, Kenneth W Beagley
Pathogens with a complex lifecycles can effectively evade host immunity in part due to each developmental stage expressing unique sets of antigens. Multisubunit vaccines incorporating signature antigens reflecting distinct developmental stages (multistage vaccines) have proven effective against viral, bacterial and parasitic infection at preventing pathogen evasion of host immunity. Chlamydia trachomatis is characterized by a biphasic extra/intracellular developmental cycle and an acute/persistent (latent) metabolic state; hence a multistage vaccine may prevent immune evasion and enhance clearance...
June 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601086/burden-and-characteristics-of-hiv-infection-among-female-sex-workers-in-kampala-uganda-a-respondent-driven-sampling-survey
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Wolfgang Hladik, Andrew L Baughman, David Serwadda, Jordan W Tappero, Rachel Kwezi, Namakula D Nakato, Joseph Barker
BACKGROUND: Sex workers in Uganda are at significant risk for HIV infection. We characterized the HIV epidemic among Kampala female sex workers (FSW). METHODS: We used respondent-driven sampling to sample FSW aged 15+ years who reported having sold sex to men in the preceding 30 days; collected data through audio-computer assisted self-interviews, and tested blood, vaginal and rectal swabs for HIV, syphilis, neisseria gonorrhea, chlamydia trachomatis, and trichomonas vaginalis...
June 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600759/whole-genome-enrichment-using-rna-probes-and-sequencing-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-directly-from-clinical-samples
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Amanda Claire Brown, Mette T Christiansen
Whole-genome sequencing is a powerful, high-resolution tool that can be used to generate accurate data on bacterial population structure, phylogeography, and mutations associated with antimicrobial resistance. The ability to sequence pathogen genomes directly from clinical specimens, without the requirement for in vitro culturing, is attractive in terms of time- and labor-saving, especially in the case of slow-growing, or obligate intracellular pathogens, such as Chlamydia trachomatis. However clinical samples typically contain too low levels of pathogen nucleic acid, plus relatively high levels of human and natural microbiota DNA/RNA, to make this a viable option...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600332/contaminated-fingers-a-potential-cause-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-positive-urine-specimens
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Philip M Giffard, Rachael A Lilliebridge, Judith Wilson, Gerald Murray, Samuel Phillips, Sepehr N Tabrizi, Suzanne M Garland, Louise Martin, Gurmeet Singh, Steven Y C Tong, Deborah C Holt, Patiyan Andersson
OBJECTIVES: The detection of an STI agent in a urogenital tract (UGT) specimen from a young child is regarded as being indicative of sexual abuse. However, the probabilities of contamination events that could conceivably lead to STI positive specimens in the absence of sexual contact are unclear. The objective was to estimate the potential for fingers that have come in contact with Chlamydia trachomatis-positive urine to detectably contaminate C. trachomatis-negative urine. METHODS: The study design was based on self-experimentation...
June 9, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
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