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Daniel G Swistel, Mark V Sherrid
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July 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942420/unique-manifestations-and-risk-factors-of-jarisch-herxheimer-reaction-during-treatment-of-child-congenital-syphilis
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Caiying Wang, Shuxin He, Hongling Yang, Yuhuan Liu, Yang Zhao, Lin Pang
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this retrospective study was to summarise the clinical manifestations of, and to analyse the incidence and risk factors of, Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction (JHR) during the treatment of children with symptomatic congenital syphilis. METHODS: Clinical data of 60 children with clinically and laboratory diagnosed congenital syphilis, hospitalised in Beijing Ditan Hospital between January 2010 and November 2015, were collected and analysed. RESULTS: A total of 11 patients with congenital syphilis (11/60, 18...
September 23, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938634/a-novel-predictive-model-using-routinely-clinical-parameters-to-predict-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Jian Wang, Xiaomin Yan, Yue Yang, Haiyan Chang, Bei Jia, Xiang-An Zhao, Guangmei Chen, Juan Xia, Yong Liu, Yuxin Chen, Guiyang Wang, Li Wang, Zhaoping Zhang, Weimao Ding, Rui Huang, Chao Wu
OBJECTIVES: Noninvasive models have been established for the assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B(CHB). However, the predictive performance of these established models remains inconclusive. We aimed to develop a novel predictive model for liver fibrosis in CHB based on routinely clinical parameters. RESULTS: Platelets(PLT), the standard deviation of red blood cell distribution width(RDW-SD), alkaline phosphatase(ALP) and globulin were independent predictors of significant fibrosis by multivariable analysis...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893207/hepatitis-b-virus-and-hiv-co-infection-among-pregnant-women-in-rwanda
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Mwumvaneza Mutagoma, Helene Balisanga, Samuel S Malamba, Dieudonné Sebuhoro, Eric Remera, David J Riedel, Steve Kanters, Sabin Nsanzimana
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) affects people worldwide but the local burden especially in pregnant women and their new born babies is unknown. In Rwanda HIV-infected individuals who are also infected with HBV are supposed to be initiated on ART immediately. HBV is easily transmitted from mother to child during delivery. We sought to estimate the prevalence of chronic HBV infection among pregnant women attending ante-natal clinic (ANC) in Rwanda and to determine factors associated with HBV and HIV co-infection...
September 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878003/evaluation-of-the-lumipulse%C3%A2-g-tp-n-chemiluminescent-immunoassay-as-a-syphilis-screening-test
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Daniel A Ortiz, Michael J Loeffelholz
A syphilis diagnosis is often aided by the detection of treponemal and non-treponemal antibodies. Automated treponemal antibody detection systems enable high-volume clinical laboratories to perform syphilis screening at a faster pace with lower labor costs. The Lumipulse G TP-N chemiluminescent immunoassay is an automated system that qualitatively detects IgG and IgM antibodies against Treponema pallidum antigens in human serum and plasma. To assess performance characteristics and workflow efficiency, the Lumipulse G TP-N assay was compared to the Bioplex 2200 Syphilis IgG multiplex flow immunoassay...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876300/what-is-the-role-of-paired-rapid-plasma-reagin-testing-simultaneous-testing-of-acute-and-convalescent-samples-in-the-diagnosis-of-repeat-syphilis-and-the-follow-up-of-syphilis
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Chris R Kenyon, Kara Krista Osbak, Marjan Van Esbroek, Lutgarde Lynen, Tania Crucitti
BACKGROUND: Repeat syphilis is playing an increasing role in syphilis transmission in several populations. The assessment of repeat syphilis and response to treatment depends on accurately measuring intraindividual changes in non-treponemal tests. For a 0- to 6-month delta rapid plasma reagin (RPR) to be determined by routine individual RPR testing, samples are tested 6 months apart with differences in reagent batches, environmental conditions, and observers all leading to measurement errors...
July 20, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868128/design-of-peptides-interfering-with-iron-dependent-regulator-ider-and-evaluation-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-growth-inhibition
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Himen Salimizand, Saeid Amel Jamehdar, Leila Babaei Nik, Hamid Sadeghian
OBJECTIVES: Tuberculosis (TB), a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), stayed a global health thread with high mortality rate. Since TB has a long-term treatment, it leads high risk of drug resistant development, and there is an urgent to find new drugs. The aim of this study was designing new inhibitors for a new drug target, iron dependent regulator, IdeR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on the interaction most populated amino acids of IdeR to the related gene operators, 50 short peptides were modeled...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866636/transient-aortitis-documented-by-positron-emission-tomography-in-a-case-series-of-men-and-transgender-women-infected-with-syphilis
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Dvora Joseph Davey, Noah Kojima, Kelika A Konda, Pawan Gupta, Segundo R Leon, Gino M Calvo, Carlos F Caceres, Jeffrey D Klausner
OBJECTIVES: Syphilis infection persists globally contributing to preventable and treatable morbidity and mortality. How extensive early syphilis disseminates is unknown. To better understand the relationship between early syphilis infection and inflammation over time, our study enrolled six individuals recently infected with syphilis for sequential positron emission tomography (PET) scans. METHODS: We evaluated a case series of six individuals with high syphilis titres (two secondary, two early latent and two latent, unknown duration, but with high titre) who received sequential PET scans to assess inflammation over time and its response to treatment...
September 2, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856228/traditional-versus-reverse-syphilis-algorithms-a-comparison-at-a-large-academic-medical-center
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Craig D Dunseth, Bradley A Ford, Matthew D Krasowski
OBJECTIVES: An increasing number of institutions are transitioning from the traditional syphilis testing algorithm (initial screening with nontreponemal tests) to the 'reverse' algorithm (initial screening with treponemal tests such as syphilis IgG). The aim of this study was to evaluate the switch in syphilis algorithm at an academic medical center with a population with low syphilis prevalence. DESIGN AND METHODS: We performed a six-year retrospective study at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, an academic medical center, comparing the traditional algorithm (n=12,612) with the reverse algorithm (n=10,453)...
August 2017: Pract Lab Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855625/serological-response-predicts-normalization-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-abnormalities-at-six-months-after-treatment-in-hiv-negative-neurosyphilis-patients
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Yao Xiao, Man-Li Tong, Li-Rong Lin, Li-Li Liu, Kun Gao, Mei-Jun Chen, Hui-Lin Zhang, Wei-Hong Zheng, Shu-Lian Li, Hui-Ling Lin, Zhi-Feng Lin, Tian-Ci Yang, Jian-Jun Niu
This study aimed to determine whether a serological response could predict the normalization of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) abnormalities at 6 months after treatment in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative neurosyphilis patients. A total of 123 neurosyphilis patients were recruited at baseline, 58 of these patients undergoing treatment, repeated CSF examinations and serological tests for syphilis at 6 months after treatment were included in the follow-up study. Before treatment, the CSF rapid plasma reagin (RPR) titer, CSF Treponema pallidum particle agglutination (TPPA) titer, CSF leukocyte count, and CSF protein concentration were correlated with both serum RPR and TPPA titers...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840989/comparison-of-traditional-and-reverse-syphilis-screening-algorithms-in-medical-health-checkups
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Eun Hee Nah, Seon Cho, Suyoung Kim, Han Ik Cho, Jong Yil Chai
BACKGROUND: The syphilis diagnostic algorithms applied in different countries vary significantly depending on the local syphilis epidemiology and other considerations, including the expected workload, the need for automation in the laboratory and budget factors. This study was performed to investigate the efficacy of traditional and reverse syphilis diagnostic algorithms during general health checkups. METHODS: In total, 1,000 blood specimens were obtained from 908 men and 92 women during their regular health checkups...
November 2017: Annals of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821219/early-congenital-syphilis-recognising-symptoms-of-an-increasingly-prevalent-disease
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Nupur U Patel, Elias Oussedik, Erin T Landis, Lindsay C Strowd
BACKGROUND: Congenital syphilis (CS) is an infectious disease resulting from transplacental transmission of Treponema pallidum spirochetes from an infected mother to fetus during pregnancy. While uncommon, CS has shown an increased incidence in Canada and the United States since 2001 and 2012, respectively. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 5-week-old female infant with blistering rash on the palms and soles. The infant displayed decreased movement of the left upper extremity, clinically consistent with Parrot pseudoparalysis...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
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/28819319/gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase-to-platelet-ratio-is-not-superior-to-apri-fib-4-and-rpr-for-diagnosing-liver-fibrosis-in-chb-patients-in-china
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Rui Huang, Guiyang Wang, Chen Tian, Yong Liu, Bei Jia, Jian Wang, Yue Yang, Yang Li, Zhenhua Sun, Xiaomin Yan, Juan Xia, Yali Xiong, Peixin Song, Zhaoping Zhang, Weimao Ding, Chao Wu
The gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase to platelet ratio (GPR) is a novel index to estimate liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Few studies compared diagnostic accuracy of GPR with other non-invasive fibrosis tests based on blood parameters. We analyzed diagnostic values of GPR for detecting liver fibrosis and compared diagnostic performances of GPR with APRI (aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index), FIB-4 (fibrosis index based on the four factors), NLR (neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio), AAR (aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase ratio) and RPR (red cell distribution width-to-platelet ratio) in HBeAg positive CHB and HBeAg negative CHB...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812057/screening-for-syphilis-in-cases-of-suspected-gonorrhea-and-chlamydia-infections
#15
Kumara V Nibhanipudi, Kenneth Cody
Background. In all cases of suspected sexually transmitted infections (STIs), it has been routine practice to screen for syphilis with a blood sample. The incidence of syphilis seems to be lower than that of commonly screened STIs. Objective. The objective of our study was to determine whether it is cost-effective to screen for syphilis with serological testing in cases of suspected gonorrhea and chlamydia infections. Hypothesis. Our hypothesis is that it is not cost-effective to screen for syphilis in cases of presumed gonorrhea and chlamydia infections...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796052/association-of-elevated-resting-pulse-rate-with-increased-risk-of-hypertension-development-in-children-a-prospective-study-in-suzhou-china
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Jia Hu, Hui Shen, Guang-Ping Chu, Han Fu, Fei-Fei Huang, Yan-Min Zheng, Di Han, Yi-Kai Zhou, Qi Wang, Bo Wang, Chen-Gang Teng, Fang Liu, Hai-Bing Yang
BACKGROUND: Elevated resting heart rate (RHR) or resting pulse rate (RPR) is associated with increased risk of hypertension development. However, information is limited to adults. The purpose of this study is to analyze this association among Chinese children in a prospective design. METHODS: A total of 4861 children who participated in the Blood Pressure Surveillance Program (2011-2017) were selected in this research. To investigate the association between RPR and hypertension development, children were divided into 4 groups according to the quartiles of RPR at baseline...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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/28756647/mid-urethral-sling-operations-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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REVIEW
Abigail A Ford, Lynne Rogerson, June D Cody, Patricia Aluko, Joseph A Ogah
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence is a very common and debilitating problem affecting about 50% of women at some point in their lives. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a predominant cause in 30% to 80% of these women imposing significant health and economic burden on society and the women affected. Mid-urethral sling (MUS) operations are a recognised minimally invasive surgical treatment for SUI. MUS involves the passage of a small strip of tape through either the retropubic or obturator space, with entry or exit points at the lower abdomen or groin, respectively...
July 31, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682315/congenital-syphilis-in-neonates-with-nonreactive-nontreponemal-test-results
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P S Wozniak, J B Cantey, F Zeray, N K Leos, J S Sheffield, G D Wendel, P J Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: Infants whose mothers had syphilis during pregnancy were studied to determine how often exposed newborns with normal physical examinations and nonreactive nontreponemal serologic tests had abnormal laboratory or radiographic studies. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from infants born to mothers with syphilis and had a normal examination and a nonreactive nontreponemal test. Some infants had IgM immunoblotting, PCR testing or rabbit infectivity testing (RIT) performed...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660379/hiv-incidence-and-care-linkage-among-msm-first-time-testers-in-shenyang-china-2012-2014
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Jing Zhang, Jun-Jie Xu, Wei Song, Shi Pan, Zhen-Xing Chu, Qing-Hai Hu, Huan Yu, Xiang Mao, Yong-Jun Jiang, Wen-Qing Geng, Hong Shang, Ning Wang
HIV testing is the first step to the fulfillment of Treat as Prevention (TasP) and reaching the 90-90-90 goal in HIV control. However, there are still a large number of Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) have never been tested for HIV before, and little is known about the HIV incidence and care linkage among this population. A Mixed method was used to recruit MSM who had never tested for HIV before from January 2012 to December 2014 in Shenyang, China. Potential MSM participants were invited to attend the enrollment for HIV and syphilis testing at a general hospital-based voluntary counseling and test (VCT)...
June 30, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
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