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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638380/candida-albicans-yeast-pseudohyphal-and-hyphal-morphogenesis-differentially-affects-immune-recognition
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Liliane Mukaremera, Keunsook K Lee, Hector M Mora-Montes, Neil A R Gow
Candida albicans is a human opportunist pathogen that can grow as yeast, pseudohyphae, or true hyphae in vitro and in vivo, depending on environmental conditions. Reversible cellular morphogenesis is an important virulence factor that facilitates invasion of host tissues, escape from phagocytes, and dissemination in the blood stream. The innate immune system is the first line of defense against C. albicans infections and is influenced by recognition of wall components that vary in composition in different morphological forms...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630688/prevalence-of-antimicrobial-resistant-pathogens-from-blood-cultures-results-from-a-laboratory-based-nationwide-surveillance-in-ghana
#2
Japheth Awuletey Opintan, Mercy Jemima Newman
BACKGROUND: Blood stream infections (BSI) are critical medical conditions with high morbidity and mortality. There is paucity of information on BSI from surveillance studies in Ghana. AIM: This study sought to demonstrate how useful BSI data can be gleaned from population-based surveillance, especially from resource-limited settings. METHODS: Data from a nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial drug resistance (AMR) in Ghana were extracted and analyzed...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625706/utility-of-acridine-orange-staining-for-detection-of-bacteria-from-positive-blood-cultures
#3
M Neeraja, V Lakshmi, C Padmasri, K Padmaja
The diagnostic performance of AO stain was evaluated for the detection of bacteria and or fungi from positive blood cultures. The sensitivity of Gram stain (GS) was 98.26% while Acridine Orange (AO) stain proved to be more sensitive (100%) with a Positive and Negative Predictive Value of 100% each. The specificity of both the stains was 100%. Overall agreement between the two stains was 98.23% (688/700). The organisms that were missed by GS and positive by AO were Candida species (Sutton, 2006) and Gram negative bacilli (GNB) (Sutton, 2006)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620648/effect-of-fc-%C3%AE-receptor-polymorphism-on-rituximab-mediated-b-cell-depletion-in-abo-incompatible-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Hiroshi Sakai, Yuka Tanaka, Hirofumi Tazawa, Seiichi Shimizu, Sapana Verma, Masahiro Ohira, Hiroyuki Tahara, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Takashi Onoe, Hideki Ohdan
BACKGROUND: The affinity of IgG Fc receptor (FcγR) for rituximab, an anti-CD20 IgG1, differs based on single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in FcγRs. This study aimed to explore the effect of such SNPs on clinical response to rituximab and outcomes in patients of ABO-incompatible (ABOi) living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). METHODS: SNPs of FCGR2A[131H/R] and FCGR3A[158F/V], alleles encoding FcγR, were identified in 20 patients desensitized with rituximab before ABOi LDLT...
June 2017: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615078/characterisation-of-roseomonas-mucosa-isolated-from-the-root-canal-of-an-infected-tooth
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Nina Diesendorf, Stefanie Köhler, Walter Geißdörfer, Tanja Grobecker-Karl, Matthias Karl, Andreas Burkovski
OBJECTIVE: The genus Roseomonas comprises a group of pink-pigmented, slow-growing, aerobic, non-fermentative Gram-negative bacteria, which have been isolated from environmental sources such as water and soil, but are also associated with human infections. In the study presented here, Roseomonas mucosa was identified for the first time as part of the endodontic microbiota of an infected root canal and characterised in respect to growth, antibiotic susceptibility and biofilm formation. RESULTS: The isolated R...
June 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614386/a-systemic-macrophage-response-is-required-to-contain-a-peripheral-poxvirus-infection
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Michael L Davies, Nikhil J Parekh, Lauren W Kaminsky, Chetna Soni, Irene E Reider, Tracy E Krouse, Matthew A Fischer, Nico van Rooijen, Ziaur S M Rahman, Christopher C Norbury
The goal of the innate immune system is to reduce pathogen spread prior to the initiation of an effective adaptive immune response. Following an infection at a peripheral site, virus typically drains through the lymph to the lymph node prior to entering the blood stream and being systemically disseminated. Therefore, there are three distinct spatial checkpoints at which intervention to prevent systemic spread of virus can occur, namely: 1) the site of infection, 2) the draining lymph node via filtration of lymph or 3) the systemic level via organs that filter the blood...
June 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611406/targeted-next-generation-sequencing-of-the-16s-23s-rrna-region-for-culture-independent-bacterial-identification-increased-discrimination-of-closely-related-species
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Artur J Sabat, Evert van Zanten, Viktoria Akkerboom, Guido Wisselink, Kees van Slochteren, Richard F de Boer, Ron Hendrix, Alexander W Friedrich, John W A Rossen, Anna M D Mirjam Kooistra-Smid
The aim of this study was to develop an easy-to-use culture-free diagnostic method based on next generation sequencing (NGS) of PCR amplification products encompassing whole 16S-23S rRNA region to improve the resolution of bacterial species identification. To determine the resolution of the new method 67 isolates were subjected to four identification methods: Sanger sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene; NGS of the 16S-23S rRNA region using MiSeq (Illumina) sequencer; Microflex MS (Bruker) and VITEK MS (bioMérieux)...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602746/role-of-oral-and-gut-microbiome-in-nitric-oxide-mediated-colon-motility
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Miriam Y Walker, Pratap S, Janet H Southerland, C Farmer-Dixon, L Kesavalu, P Gangula
Periodontal disease (PD), a severe form of gum disease, is among the most prevalent chronic infection in humans and is associated with complex microbial synergistic dysbiosis in the subgingival cavity. The immune system of the body interacts with the microbes as the plaque extends and propagates below the gingival sulcus. Once bacteria reach the gingival sulcus, it can enter the blood stream and affect various areas of the human body. The polymicrobial nature of periodontal disease, if left untreated, promotes chronic inflammation, not only within the oral cavity, but also throughout the human body...
June 7, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587631/bacterial-etiologic-agents-causing-neonatal-sepsis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-gondar-northwest-ethiopia
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Tsehaynesh G/Eyesus, Feleke Moges, Setegn Eshetie, Biruk Yeshitela, Ebba Abate
BACKGROUND: Neonatal sepsis is a blood stream infection which is seen in the first month of life of the neonate. Bacterial profile of neonatal septicemia is constantly changing thus, current knowledge on the patterns of bacterial isolates, its antibiotic resistance profile, and associated factors, are essential to design and implement appropriate interventions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify bacterial etiologic agents, their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and associated risk factors of neonatal sepsis among neonates...
June 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584733/nosocomial-infections-and-antibiotic-resistance-pattern-in-open-heart-surgery-patients-at-imam-ali-hospital-in-kermanshah-iran
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Fatemeh Heydarpour, Youssef Rahmani, Behzad Heydarpour, Atefeh Asadmobini
Background: Patients undergoing open heart surgery have a relatively high risk of acquiring nosocomial infections. The development of antibiotic-resistant infections is associated with prolonged hospital stays and mortalities. Objectives: The present study was conducted to investigate nosocomial infections and the antibiotic resistance pattern in bacteria causing these infections in open heart surgery patients at Imam Ali Hospital in Kermanshah in the west of Iran over a 4-year period from March 2011 to March 2014...
2017: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573167/preparation-of-purified-gram-positive-bacterial-cell-wall-and-detection-in-placenta-and-fetal-tissues
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Beth Mann, Lip Nam Loh, Geli Gao, Elaine Tuomanen
Cell wall is a complex biopolymer on the surface of all Gram-positive bacteria. During infection, cell wall is recognized by the innate immune receptor Toll-like receptor 2 causing intense inflammation and tissue damage. In animal models, cell wall traffics from the blood stream to many organs in the body, including brain, heart, placenta and fetus. This protocol describes how to prepare purified cell wall from Streptococcus pneumoniae, detect its distribution in animal tissues, and study the tissue response using the placenta and fetal brain as examples...
December 5, 2016: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559263/efficient-killing-of-planktonic-and-biofilm-embedded-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-by-bactericidal-protein-p128
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Nethravathi Poonacha, Sandhya Nair, Srividya Desai, Darshan Tuppad, Deepika Hiremath, Thulasi Mohan, Aradhana Vipra, Umender Sharma
Coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) are the major causative agents of foreign body-related infections including catheters-related blood stream infections. Because of involvement of biofilms, the foreign body-related infections are difficult to treat. P128, a chimeric recombinant phage-derived ectolysin has been shown to possess bactericidal activity on strains of S. aureus including MRSA. We have now tested the killing potential of P128 on three clinically significant species of CoNS, S. epidermidis, S...
May 30, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543785/phenotypic-and-genotypic-characteristics-of-candida-albicans-isolates-from-bloodstream-and-mucosal-infections
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Marina Mandelblat, Michael Frenkel, Darren Abbey, Ronen Ben Ami, Judith Berman, Esther Segal
The interaction of Candida albicans with the host is of a complex nature involving fungal factors and host's response. In this study, we concentrated on the phenotypic expression of virulence attributes and genotypic characteristics of C. albicans isolates from two distinct clinical entities of candidiasis-blood stream and vaginal infections, and the possible role of these factors. Hence, we conducted a comparative in vitro assessment of virulence characteristics, including adhesion to epithelial cells and HaCat cell line, biofilm formation, aspartic proteinases and phospholipase activity of 20 C...
May 22, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542918/multisite-external-validation-of-a-risk-prediction-model-for-the-diagnosis-of-blood-stream-infections-in-febrile-pediatric-oncology-patients-without-severe-neutropenia
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Adam J Esbenshade, Zhiguo Zhao, Catherine Aftandilian, Raya Saab, Rachel L Wattier, Melissa Beauchemin, Tamara P Miller, Jennifer J Wilkes, Michael J Kelly, Alison Fernbach, Michael Jeng, Cindy L Schwartz, Christopher C Dvorak, Yu Shyr, Karl G M Moons, Maria-Luisa Sulis, Debra L Friedman
BACKGROUND: Pediatric oncology patients are at an increased risk of invasive bacterial infection due to immunosuppression. The risk of such infection in the absence of severe neutropenia (absolute neutrophil count ≥ 500/μL) is not well established and a validated prediction model for blood stream infection (BSI) risk offers clinical usefulness. METHODS: A 6-site retrospective external validation was conducted using a previously published risk prediction model for BSI in febrile pediatric oncology patients without severe neutropenia: the Esbenshade/Vanderbilt (EsVan) model...
May 23, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542412/low-rates-of-antibiotic-resistance-and-infectious-mortality-in-a-cohort-of-high-risk-hematology-patients-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-blood-stream-infection
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Jason R Conn, Elizabeth M Catchpoole, Naomi Runnegar, Sally J Mapp, Kate A Markey
Febrile neutropenia (FN) is a medical emergency and can represent a life-threatening complication for hematology patients treated with intensive chemotherapy regimens. In clinical practice, the diagnostic yield of blood cultures and other investigations which aim to identify a causative organism or site of infection is low. We have retrospectively examined all blood cultures collected in a "real world" cohort of patients receiving chemotherapy for acute leukemia and patients with aggressive lymphoma treated with Hyper-CVAD/MTX-cytarabine, at a single tertiary center over a five-year period...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542162/carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-barbados-driving-change-in-practice-at-the-national-level
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Corey Forde, Bryan Stierman, Pilar Ramon-Pardo, Thais Dos Santos, Nalini Singh
INTRODUCTION: Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) is of growing concern globally. The risk for transmission of antimicrobial resistant organisms across several continents to the Caribbean is a real one given its tourism industry. After a cluster of cases of CRKP were detected, several studies detailed in this report were initiated to better characterize the problem. METHODS: A hospital-wide point prevalence study and active surveillance were performed at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Barbados in 2013 to assess the prevalence of CRKP infection/colonization...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537045/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-meatal-stenosis-on-the-urinary-tract-by-using-ultrasonography
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Parisa Saeedi, Hassan Ahmadnia, Alireza Akhavan Rezayat
PURPOSE: Circumcision is one of the oldest surgical procedures that originated for religious purposes. Circumcision in infancy is a common procedure in our country and secondary meatal stenosis due to circumcision is a common complication. The aim of our study is to determine the effect of meatal stenosis on the lower and upperurinary tract of circumcised boys by using ultrasonography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we enrolled 87 circumcised boys between 4 to 8 years old with severe meatal stenosis...
May 23, 2017: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533166/risk-factors-for-30-day-mortality-in-patients-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infections
#18
Pedro Ayau, Ana C Bardossy, Guillermo Sanchez, Ricardo Ortiz, Daniela Moreno, Pamela Hartman, Khulood Rizvi, Tyler C Prentiss, Mary B Perri, Meredith Mahan, Vanthida Huang, Katherine Reyes, Marcus J Zervos
OBJECTIVES: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood stream infections (BSI) are a major health care problem accounting for a large percentage of nosocomial infections. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors associated with 30-day mortality in patients with MRSA BSI. METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed in Southeast Michigan. Over a 9- year period, a total of 1,168 patients were identified with MRSA BSI. Patient demographics and clinical data were retrieved and evaluated using electronic medical health records...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513811/an-initially-unidentified-case-of-urinary-tract-infection-due-to-aerococcus-urinae
#19
Georgios Meletis, Dimitrios Chatzidimitriou, Fani Tsingerlioti, Fani Chatzopoulou, Georgios Tzimagiorgis
Aerococcus urinae is a microorganism responsible for urinary tract and blood stream infections which are rarely reported in clinical practice. However, it has been proposed that the infrequency of such reports may be partially due to difficulties related to pathogen identification. We present here a case of an elderly male patient with urinary tract infection where A. urinae was initially not identified by a private microbiology laboratory. Our report highlights the need to consider A. urinae as a causative agent of urinary tract infections because if not identified and properly treated it may lead to endocarditis or septicemia...
May 17, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507927/immune-dysfunction-in-cirrhosis
#20
REVIEW
Mohd Talha Noor, Piyush Manoria
Cirrhosis due to any etiology disrupts the homeostatic role of liver in the body. Cirrhosis-associated immune dysfunction leads to alterations in both innate and acquired immunity, due to defects in the local immunity of liver as well as in systemic immunity. Cirrhosis-associated immune dysfunction is a dynamic phenomenon, comprised of both increased systemic inflammation and immunodeficiency, and is responsible for 30% mortality. It also plays an important role in acute as well as chronic decompensation. Immune paralysis can accompany it, which is characterized by increase in anti-inflammatory cytokines and suppression of proinflammatory cytokines...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
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