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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636124/the-ips-scale-a-new-soft-tissue-assessment-scale-for-percutaneous-and-transcutaneous-implants-for-bone-conduction-devices
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Ivo J Kruyt, Rik C Nelissen, Martin L Johansson, Emmanuel A M Mylanus, Myrthe K S Hol
Percutaneous titanium implants for bone conduction devices (BCDs) have offered, since 1977, a solution for patients with hearing loss not treatable by conventional hearing aids, such as patients with chronic ear infections or microtia and/or ear canal atresia. Percutaneous implants imply a continuous breach in the mechanical defensive barrier of the skin. To compensate for this breach, immunological mechanisms in the subcutaneous tissue surrounding the implant become more active. This article is protected by copyright...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632885/restoring-facial-symmetry-through-non-surgical-cosmetic-procedures-after-permanent-facial-paralxsis-a-case-report
#2
Ali Sahan, Funda Tamer
Facial nerve paralysis can occur due to infection, inflammation, trauma, surgery, and tumors. It leads to facial asymmetry, impaired oral competence, articulation deficits, and psychological problems. Treatment options include physical therapy, static slings, nerve and muscle transfers, blepharoplasty, brow lift, and chemodenervation with botulinum toxin. We report the case of a 66-year-old Caucasian female with permanent facial paralysis following middle ear surgery. The facial asymmetry was treated successfully with botulinum toxin A injection, hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection, and a thread-lift procedure...
June 2017: Acta Dermatovenerologica Alpina, Panonica, et Adriatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616499/emergence-of-wesselsbron-virus-among-black-rat-and-humans-in-eastern-senegal-in-2013
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Moussa M Diagne, Martin Faye, Oumar Faye, Abdourahmane Sow, Fanny Balique, Mbacké Sembène, Laurent Granjon, Pascal Handschumacher, Ousmane Faye, Mawlouth Diallo, Amadou A Sall
Wesselsbron disease is a neglected mosquito transmitted Flavivirus infection that causes abortions and has teratogenic effects on sheep and cattle in Africa. Human can also be infected. The detection of human or animal cases is complicated by the non-specific symptoms close to Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in domestic livestock species or Dengue like syndrome in humans. Then, these detections are usually made during RVF investigations in sheep. These domestic animals should take a role in the life cycle of the virus but some evidences of Wesselsbron virus (WSLV) presence in wild animals suggest that the latter may be involved in the virus maintenance in nature...
June 2017: One Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609597/keeping-an-eye-on-syphilis
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Daini Ong, Gaurav Bhardwaj, Jason Ong, Marcus Chen, Lyndell L Lim
BACKGROUND: The objective of this article was to alert general practitioners (GPs) to the increase in ocular syphilis in the context of a worsening epidemic of syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM). METHODS: This study used a retrospective case review of ocular syphilis cases that presented to the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital from January 2015 to August 2016. RESULTS: Twelve patients (19 eyes) were identified, including 11 males...
June 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607148/autophagy-downstream-of-endosomal-toll-like-receptors-signaling-in-macrophages-is-a-key-mechanism-for-resistance-to-leishmania-major-infection
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Luis H Franco, Anna K A Fleuri, Nat Aacutelia C Pellison, Gustavo F S Quirino, Catarina V Horta, Renan V H de Carvalho, Sérgio C Oliveira, Dario S Zamboni
Leishmaniasis is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania. In mammalians, these parasites survive and replicate in macrophages and parasite elimination by macrophages is critical for host resistance. Endosomal Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been shown to be crucial for resistance to L. major in vivo. For example, mice in the resistant C57BL/6 genetic background that are triple-deficient for TLR3, -7 and -9 (Tlr3/7/9-/-) are highly susceptible to L. major infection. Tlr3/7/9-/- mice are as susceptible as mice deficient in MyD88 or UNC93B1, a chaperone required for appropriate localization of endosomal TLRs, but the mechanisms are unknown...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604578/long-term-outcomes-of-cochlear-implantation-in-children-with-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Haruo Yoshida, Haruo Takahashi, Yukihiko Kanda, Kyoko Kitaoka, Minoru Hara
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of the developmental delay often observed in children with congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection on the improvement of language understanding after cochlear implantation (CI). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. PATIENTS: Sixteen children with severe and/or profound hearing loss due to congenital CMV infection (CMV group) and 107 congenitally deaf children (168 ears) without CMV infection as the cause of deafness (non-CMV group)...
June 9, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602268/complications-after-prominent-ear-correction-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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S S Sadhra, S Motahariasl, J T Hardwicke
BACKGROUND: There is great diversity in reported post-operative outcomes for otoplasty, with the incidence of haematoma or infection ranging from 0% to 15.6% and 0%-10%, respectively. With such variability, it is difficult to determine an overall 'average' incidence of common post-operative complications. METHODS: A systematic review of the most relevant medical databases was conducted for studies available in English published between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2015...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589110/citelli-s-abscess-following-otitis-media-a-case-report
#8
Anjan-Kumar Sahoo, Chappity Preetam, Dillip-Kumar Samal, Sourav Sarkar
INTRODUCTION: Citelli's abscess is an extratemporal complication of otitis media. It occurs when pus from the mastoid tip trickles down along the posterior belly of the digastric muscle to the occipital and cervical region. It is a very unusual presenting complication of chronic otitis media with no available data in the until now. CASE REPORT: A 10-year-old female was presented to our outpatient department with a 1 month history of hi-grade fever and headache and pain around the left half of the face...
May 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588862/surfer-s-ear
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Yumi Okuyama, Akira Baba, Hiroya Ojiri, Tsuneya Nakajima
Exostosis in external auditory canal is common among surfers. Common symptoms are decreased hearing or loss of hearing, ear infection, and/or plugging sensation. Repeated exposure to cold water is a key clinical history to suspect this condition. Based on symptoms and existence of infection, surgical removal of the exostosis is recommended.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584970/morphometric-evaluation-of-facial-and-vestibulocochlear-nerves-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-of-meni%C3%A3-re-s-disease-ears-with-normal-hearing-ears
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Annika Henneberger, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Maximilian Reiser, Robert Gürkov, Wilhelm Flatz
Loss of neural structures (such as hair cells or neurones within the spiral ganglion) has been proposed to be involved in Menière's disease (MD) (Spoendlin et al. Acta oto-laryngologica Supplementum 499:1-21, 1; Merchant et al. Eur Arch Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Off J Eur Feder Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Soc (EUFOS) Affil German Soc Oto-Rhino-Laryngol Head Neck Surg 252(2):63-75, 2; Tsuji et al. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Suppl 81:26-31, 3; Kariya, Otol Neurotol Off Publ Am Otol Soc Am Neurotol Soc Eur Acad Otol Neurotol 28(8):1063-1068, 4; Megerian Laryngoscope 115(9):1525-1535, 5) but this has yet to be confirmed...
June 5, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583495/prevalence-of-hearing-loss-among-haart-treated-children-in-the-horn-of-africa
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Alden F Smith, David C Ianacone, Robbert J H Ensink, Abebe Melaku, Margaretha L Casselbrant, Glenn Isaacson
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of hearing loss (HL) in children infected with HIV/AIDS is not well studied. Even fewer studies focus on stable HIV-infected children treated with high-effective antiretroviral therapy (HAART). We aim to compare the prevalence of ear disease and HL in HAART-treated, HIV + children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a well, similarly-aged elementary school population with unknown HIV status (HIVU). METHODS: Children underwent standard head and neck examination and cerumen removal by board certified otolaryngologists...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580433/limited-impact-of-neonatal-or-early-infant-schedules-of-7-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccination-on-nasopharyngeal-carriage-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-papua-new-guinean-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Celestine Aho, Audrey Michael, Mition Yoannes, Andrew Greenhill, Peter Jacoby, John Reeder, William Pomat, Gerard Saleu, Pioto Namuigi, Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Heidi Smith-Vaughan, Amanda J Leach, Peter Richmond, Deborah Lehmann
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading cause of pneumonia, the most common cause of childhood death. Papua New Guinean children experience high rates of nasopharyngeal pneumococcal colonization within weeks of birth, predisposing them to pneumococcal disease. In a trial to determine the safety and immunogenicity of early infant vaccination with 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (7vPCV), we investigated the impact of early schedules on pneumococcal carriage. Infants were randomized at birth to receive 7vPCV in a 0-1-2-month (n = 101) or a 1-2-3-month (n = 105) schedule or no 7vPCV (n = 106)...
December 2016: Vaccine Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578619/a-meta-analysis-of-outcomes-after-in-situ-reconstructions-for-aortic-graft-infection
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Michel Batt, Patrick Feugier, Fabrice Camou, Amandine Coffy, Eric Senneville, Jocelyne Caillon, Brigitte Calvet, Christian Chidiac, Frederic Laurent, Matthieu Revest, Jean Pierre Daures
OBJECTIVE: To confirm the advantage of in situ reconstruction (ISR) over extra-anatomic reconstruction (EAR) for aortic graft infection and determine the most appropriate conduit including autogenous veins, cryopreserved allografts, and synthetic prosthesis (standard, rifampicin of silver polyesters). METHODS: A meta-analysis was conducted with rate of mortality, graft occlusion, amputation, and reinfection. A meta-regression was performed with 4 factors: patients' age, presence of prosthetic-duodenal fistula (PDF), virulent organisms, or nonvirulent organisms...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575057/proteomic-variation-and-diversity-in-clinical-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolates-from-invasive-and-non-invasive-sites
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Mustapha Bittaye, Phil Cash, Ken Forbes
Streptococcus pneumoniae is responsible for a variety of invasive and non-invasive human infections. There are over 90 serotypes of S. pneumoniae differing in their ability to adapt to the different niches within the host. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis was used to discriminate clinical S. pneumoniae isolates recovered from either blood cultures (invasive site isolates) or other sites, including sputum, tracheal aspirate, ear, eye and skin swabs (non-invasive site isolates). Global protein expression profiles for five invasive site and six non-invasive site isolates representing five different serotypes (serotypes 4, 6, 9, 14 and 23) were obtained for each isolate and combined into a single data set using Progenesis SameSpots™ software...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566082/-femoral-hemodialysis-catheter-related-bacteremia-due-to-globicatella-sanguinis-challenges-in-species-identification
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Elif Aktaş, Nafia Canan Gürsoy, Tamer Sakacı, Yener Koç, Aziz Ahmad Hamidi, Emin Bulut, Duygu Erdemir, Barış Otlu
In this case, catheter-related bacteremia due to Globicatella sanguinis in a 43 years old female patient undergoing hemodialysis with the diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy was presented and the methods in the laboratory diagnosis of the rare opportunistic pathogen, Globicatella cins, were nvestigated. A set of peripheral blood cultures and simultaneous catheter culture was obtained from the patient in third of May 2016. Biochemical tests, Phoenix (Becton Dickinson, USA) and MicroScan (Beckman Coulter, USA) automated systems and matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight-mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) based Microflex MS (Bruker, Daltonics, Germany) and VITEK MS (database v2...
April 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557053/a-novel-streptococcal-cell-cell-communication-peptide-promotes-pneumococcal-virulence-and-biofilm-formation
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Rolando A Cuevas, Rory Eutsey, Anagha Kadam, Jacob A West-Roberts, Carol A Woolford, Aaron P Mitchell, Kevin M Mason, N Luisa Hiller
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is a major human pathogen. It is a common colonizer of the human respiratory track, where it utilizes cell-cell communication systems to coordinate population-level behaviors. We reasoned that secreted peptides that are highly expressed during infection are pivotal for virulence. Thus, we used in silico pattern searches to define a pneumococcal secretome, and analyzed the transcriptome of the clinically important PMEN1 lineage to identify which peptide-encoding genes are highly expressed in vivo...
May 29, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552866/meningeal-plasma-cell-granuloma-in-the-early-stage-of-relapsing-polychondritis
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Shintaro Hayashi, Norihiko Akao, Koichi Okamoto
A 77-year-old man showed an asymptomatic meningeal lesion beneath the dura matter in the left fronto-parietal region on MRI during an examination for recurrent hoarsness. The lesion showed no gadolinium enhancement, and extended to neither the sulci nor skull. Neurological examinations revealed hoarseness, cochlear and vestibular dysfunction of the right ear, and mildly decreased Achilles tendon reflexes bilaterally. Laboratory findings showed marked inflammatory responses, but no abnormalities for LDH, IgG4, angiotensin-converting enzyme, or soluble IL-2 receptor...
May 26, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534037/otogenic-meningitis-a-comparison-of-diagnostic-performance-of-surgery-and-radiology
#18
Luca Bruschini, Simona Fortunato, Carlo Tascini, Annalisa Ciabotti, Alessandro Leonildi, Belinda Bini, Simone Giuliano, Arturo Abbruzzese, Stefano Berrettini, Francesco Menichetti
Development of intracranial complications from middle ear infections might be difficult to diagnose. We compared radiological and surgical findings of 26 patients affected by otogenic meningitis. Results of our analysis showed that surgery is more reliable than imaging in revealing bone defects. Therefore, suggest that surgery be performed for diagnosis and eventual management of all cases of suspected otogenic meningitis.
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526836/characterisation-of-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-danish-general-practice-a-retrospective-registry-based-cohort-study
#19
Rune Aabenhus, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Laura Trolle Saust, Lars Bjerrum
Inappropriate use of antibiotics is contributing to the increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance. Several Danish guidelines on antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections in general practice have been issued to promote rational prescribing of antibiotics, however it is unclear if these recommendations are followed. We aimed to characterise the pattern of antibiotic prescriptions for patients diagnosed with acute respiratory tract infections, by means of electronic prescriptions, labeled with clinical indications, from Danish general practice...
May 19, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526427/atypical-presentations-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-a-systematic-review
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Camilla Barros Meireles, Laís Chaves Maia, Gustavo Coelho Soares, Ilara Parente Pinheiro Teodoro, Maria do Socorro Vieira Gadelha, Cláudio Gleidiston Lima da Silva, Marcos Antonio Pereira de Lima
Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in 88 countries, showing relevant prevalences. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review on atypical lesions of CL around the world, addressing clinico-epidemiological, immunological and therapeutic aspects. A search of the literature was conducted via electronic databases Scopus and PubMed for articles published between 2010 and 2015. The search terms browsed were "cutaneous leishmaniasis", "atypical" and "unusual". Based on the eligibility criteria, 34 out of 122 articles were included in the final sample...
August 2017: Acta Tropica
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