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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548471/recurrent-mitral-paravalvular-leak-benefits-of-leak-site-repair-compared-to-re-replacement
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Jae-Woong Choi, Ho Y Hwang, Kyung H Kim, Ki-Bong Kim, Hyuk Ahn
BACKGROUND: Mitral paravalvular leak (PVL) recurrence after surgical correction has not yet been well demonstrated. The aims of this study were (1) to evaluate the long-term results of surgical mitral PVL correction, including recurrent PVL, and (2) to elucidate the factors including surgical technique that affect the risk of recurrent PVL. METHODS: Eighty-six patients who underwent surgical treatment for mitral PVL were enrolled in this study. Thirty-six patients underwent leak site repair (MVP group), and 50 patients underwent re-replacement (MVR group)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544832/percutaneous-antegrade-trans-septal-closure-of-mitral-paravalvular-leak-without-creation-of-an-arteriovenous-wire-loop-in-patients-with-coexistent-mechanical-aortic-valve
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Teoman Kilic, Senol Coskun, Kurtulus Karauzum, Sadan Yavuz, Tayfun Sahin
BACKGROUND: Various approaches such as antegrade trans-septal, retrograde transfemoral and transapical techniques have been used to close mitral paravalvular leak (PVL) in patients with an aortic prosthesis. During the implementation of these techniques, an arteriovenous guidewire loop is often created for device delivery. However, passing through a mechanical aortic valve may cause hemodynamic compromise and prolong the procedure. To date, no studies have evaluated antegrade mitral PVL closure without the use of an arteriovenous wire loop in patients with a mechanical aortic prosthesis...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537061/dolutegravir-lamivudine-as-initial-therapy-in-hiv-1-infected-arv-naive-patients-48-week-results-of-the-paddle-pilot-antiretroviral-design-with-dolutegravir-lamivudine-study
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Pedro Cahn, María José Rolón, María Inés Figueroa, Ana Gun, Patricia Patterson, Omar Sued
INTRODUCTION: A proof-of-concept study was designed to evaluate the antiviral efficacy, safety and tolerability of a two-drug regimen with dolutegravir 50 mg once daily (QD) plus lamivudine 300 mg once daily as initial highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) among antiretroviral (ARV)-naive patients. METHODS: PADDLE is a pilot study including 20 treatment-naive adults. To be selected, participants had no IAS-USA-defined resistance, HIV-1 RNA ≤100,000 copies/mL at screening and negative HBsAg...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535962/predictors-of-paravalvular-regurgitation-after-implantation-of-the-fully-repositionable-and-retrievable-lotus-transcatheter-aortic-valve-from-the-reprise-ii-trial-extended-cohort
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Daniel J Blackman, Ian T Meredith, Nicolas Dumonteil, Didier Tchétché, David Hildick-Smith, Mark S Spence, Darren L Walters, Jan Harnek, Stephen G Worthley, Gilles Rioufol, Thierry Lefèvre, Vicki M Houle, Dominic J Allocco, Keith D Dawkins
Paravalvular leak (PVL) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement is associated with worse long-term outcomes. The Lotus Valve incorporates an innovative Adaptive Seal designed to minimize PVL. This analysis evaluated the incidence and predictors of PVL after implantation of the Lotus transcatheter aortic valve. The REPRISE II (REpositionable Percutaneous Replacement of Stenotic Aortic Valve through Implantation of Lotus Valve System - Evaluation of Safety and Performance) Study With Extended Cohort enrolled 250 high-surgical risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533831/molecular-characterisation-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-isolated-at-a-large-referral-hospital-in-zambia
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Mulemba Tillika Samutela, Annie Kalonda, James Mwansa, Chileshe Lukwesa-Musyani, John Mwaba, Enoch Mulowa Mumbula, Darlington Mwenya, Edgar Simulundu, Geoffrey Kwenda
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is globally recognized as an important public health problem. Whereas comprehensive molecular typing data of MRSA strains is available, particularly in Europe, North America and Australia, similar information is very limited in sub-Saharan Africa including Zambia. METHODS: In this study, thirty two clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, collected at a large referral hospital in Lusaka, Zambia between June 2009 and December 2012 were analysed by Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec), Staphylococcus protein A gene typing (spa) and detection of the Panton-Valentine Leukocidin genes (pvl)...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525941/environmental-contamination-with-staphylococcus-aureus-at-a-large-midwestern-university-campus
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Dipendra Thapaliya, Mohammed Taha, Mark R Dalman, Jhalka Kadariya, Tara C Smith
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus can cause minor to severe life-threatening infections. The changing epidemiology of S. aureus is of public health concern due to the emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains. Environmental surfaces play a crucial role in the transmission of S. aureus. The objective of this study was to examine environmental contamination and molecular characteristics of S. aureus in health professional-associated (HPA) and non-health professional-associated (NHPA) buildings at a large university...
May 15, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522992/molecular-characterization-of-community-acquired-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-in-young-children-in-southern-mozambique-2001-2009
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Delfino Vubil, Marcelino Garrine, Ulla Ruffing, Sozinho Acácio, Betuel Sigaúque, Pedro L Alonso, Lutz von Müller, Mathias Herrmann, Inácio Mandomando
Background: The emergence of community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus infections is increasingly recognized as life threating problem worldwide. In Manhiça district, southern Mozambique, S. aureus is the leading cause of community-acquired bacteremia in neonates. Methods: Eighty-four S. aureus isolates from children less than 5 years admitted to Manhiça District Hospital from 2001 to 2009 were randomly selected and genetically characterized by DNA microarray and spa typing. Antimicrobial susceptibility was determined by VITEK 2...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515479/acquisition-of-virulence-factors-in-livestock-associated-mrsa-lysogenic-conversion-of-cc398-strains-by-virulence-gene-containing-phages
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Britta Kraushaar, Jens Andre Hammerl, Marina Kienöl, Marie Luise Heinig, Nina Sperling, Mai Dinh Thanh, Jochen Reetz, Claudia Jäckel, Alexandra Fetsch, Stefan Hertwig
Staphylococcus aureus MRSA strains belonging to the clonal complex 398 (CC398) are highly prevalent in livestock and companion animals but may also cause serious infections in humans. CC398 strains in livestock usually do not possess well-known virulence factors that can be frequently found in other MRSA sequence types (ST). Since many staphylococcal virulence genes are residing on the genomes of temperate phages, the question arises why livestock-associated (LA-) CC398 strains are only rarely infected by those phages...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514277/a-commitment-contract-to-achieve-virologic-suppression-in-poorly-adherent-patients-with-hiv-aids
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Marcella Alsan, John Beshears, Wendy S Armstrong, James J Choi, Brigitte C Madrian, Minh Ly T Nguyen, Carlos Del Rio, David Laibson, Vincent C Marconi
OBJECTIVE: Assess whether a commitment contract informed by behavioral economics leads to persistent virologic suppression among HIV-positive patients with poor antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence. DESIGN: Single-center pilot randomized clinical trial, plus a non-randomized control group. SETTING: Publicly-funded HIV clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. INTERVENTION: The study involved three arms. (i) Participants in the provider visit incentive arm received $30 after attending each scheduled provider visit...
May 16, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509842/molecular-epidemiology-of-methicillin-resistant-and-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-in-the-ovine-dairy-chain-and-in-farm-related-humans
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Guerrino Macori, Giuseppina Giacinti, Alberto Bellio, Silvia Gallina, Daniela Manila Bianchi, Daniele Sagrafoli, Nicla Marri, Gilberto Giangolini, Simonetta Amatiste, Lucia Decastelli
Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of clinical infections in humans and its enterotoxins cause foodborne disease. In the present study, we tested a total of 51 isolates of S. aureus from small-ruminant dairy farms with artisan dairy facilities, all located in Latium, Italy. The farms have a known history of a high prevalence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). Most of the MRSA isolates (27 of 51) belonged to spa-type t127 (43.1%), followed by t2678 (3.9%), t044 (2%), t1166 (2%), and t1773 (2%). PFGE performed on mecA positive strains identified one cluster (≥ 80% of similarity), comprising 22 MRSA...
May 16, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507571/transcatheter-paravalvular-leak-closure-and-hemolysis-a-prospective-registry
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Grzegorz Smolka, Piotr Pysz, Andrzej Ochała, Michał Kozłowski, Wojciech Zasada, Zofia Parma, Michał Tendera, Wojciech Wojakowski
INTRODUCTION: Paravalvular leak (PVL) related to a surgical prosthetic valve may be associated with clinically significant hemolysis. The influence of transcatheter PVL closure (TPVLC) on hemolysis remains uncertain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The prospective registry included patients undergoing TPVLC due to PVL-related heart failure and/or hemolysis. Procedural data, laboratory markers of hemolysis and heart failure status were recorded at baseline, discharge and at 1- and 6-month follow-up...
April 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506630/cost-effective-hiv-1-virological-monitoring-in-resource-limited-settings-using-a-modified-commercially-available-qpcr-rna-assay
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Jayaseelan Boobalan, Andrea Torti, Thongadi Ramesh Dinesha, Sunil Suhas Solomon, Pachamuthu Balakrishnan, Shanmugam Saravanan
Virological monitoring through plasma viral load (PVL) quantification is essential for clinical management of HIV patients undergoing antiretroviral treatment (ART), and for detecting treatment failure. Quantitative PCR (qPCR)-based tests are the gold standard for measuring PVL. Largely because of their high cost, however, implementation of these tests in low- and middle-income countries fails to cover the testing demand. In this study, we aimed at reducing the running cost of the commercially available Abbott RealTime™ HIV-1 assay by minimizing the reagent consumption...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504494/staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-carriage-and-its-antibiotic-resistance-profiles-in-children-in-high-altitude-areas-of-southwestern-china
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Zongrong Gong, Min Shu, Qing Xia, Shan Tan, Wei Zhou, Yu Zhu, Chaomin Wan
BACKGROUND/AIM: To describe the epidemiological profile of nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) strains, its antibiotic resistance and mecA and Panton Valentine leukocidin (PVL) genes presence, in school children residing in high altitude areas of Southwestern China. METHODS: The cross sectional study screened nasal swabs taken from students for S.aureus. PCR was performed to identify mecA and PVL genes. RESULTS: Of the total 314 children 5...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486556/antenatal-corticosteroids-for-neonates-born-before-25-weeks-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mangesh Deshmukh, Sanjay Patole
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of antenatal corticosteroids before 25 weeks of gestation is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare neonatal outcomes following ANC exposure at 22, 23 and 24 weeks of gestation by conducting systematic review and meta- analysis. METHODS: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCT) and non-RCTs reporting on neonatal outcomes after exposure to ANC up to 246 weeks of gestation using the Cochrane systematic review methodology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482183/community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-carrying-sccmec-type-iv-and-v-isolated-from-healthy-children-attending-public-daycares-in-northeastern-brazil
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Suzi P de Carvalho, Jéssica B de Almeida, Yasmin M F S Andrade, Lucas S C da Silva, Arianne C de Oliveira, Flávia S Nascimento, Guilherme B Campos, Márcio V Oliveira, Jorge Timenetsky, Lucas M Marques
Nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have increasingly been reported in healthy communities. This study aimed to assess the rate of S. aureus in general and MRSA in particular from nasal secretion of children in daycare centers in Vitória da Conquista, Brazil. The isolates were identified based on morphology, biochemical tests and by PCR. Detection of virulence genes, biofilm production, and susceptibility test by disk diffusion agar were performed. MRSA isolates were characterized by spa, SCCmec, and multilocus sequence typing (MLST)...
May 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475690/safety-effectiveness-and-haemodynamic-performance-of-a-new-stented-aortic-valve-bioprosthesis%C3%A2
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Robert J M Klautz, A Pieter Kappetein, Rüdiger Lange, Francois Dagenais, Louis Labrousse, Vinayak Bapat, Michael Moront, Martin Misfeld, Cathy Zeng, Joseph F Sabik Iii
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the safety, effectiveness and haemodynamic performance of a new bovine stented aortic valve bioprosthesis (Avalus™). METHODS: The PERIGON Pivotal Trial is a prospective, non-randomized, multicentre study. Subjects had symptomatic moderate or severe aortic stenosis or chronic, severe aortic regurgitation. Death, valve-related adverse events (AEs), functional recovery and haemodynamic performance were assessed at discharge, 3-6 months and 1 year...
May 4, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473827/prevalence-virulence-genes-antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-genetic-diversity-of-staphylococcus-aureus-from-retail-aquatic-products-in-china
#17
Dongli Rong, Qingping Wu, Mingfang Xu, Jumei Zhang, Shubo Yu
Staphylococcus aureus is an important food-borne opportunistic pathogen that frequently causes severe blood and tissue infections or even fatal illnesses. Although S. aureus has been extensively studied in livestock and poultry foods in China, limited information has been reported in aquatic products. Accordingly, in this study, we aimed to characterize S. aureus in aquatic products purchased from retail markets in China. In total, 320 aquatic food samples were collected from 32 provincial capitals in China...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471765/impact-of-aging-on-neurocognitive-performance-in-previously-antiretroviral-na%C3%A3-ve-hiv-individuals-on-their-first-suppressive-regimen
#18
Hamza Coban, Kevin Robertson, Marlene Smurzynski, Supriya Krishnan, Kunling Wu, Ronald J Bosch, Ann C Collier, Ronald J Ellis
BACKGROUND: Despite treatment with virologically suppressive antiretroviral therapy (ART), neurocognitive impairment may persist or develop de novo in aging HIV-infected individuals. We evaluated advancing age as a predictor of neurocognitive impairment in a large cohort of previously ART-naïve individuals on long-term ART DESIGN:: The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) Longitudinal Linked Randomized Trials (ALLRT) was a prospective cohort study of HIV-infected individuals originally enrolled in randomized ART trials...
May 3, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471400/epidemiology-and-management-of-acute-haematogenous-osteomyelitis-in-a-tertiary-paediatric-center
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Elena Chiappini, Caterina Camposampiero, Simone Lazzeri, Giuseppe Indolfi, Maurizio De Martino, Luisa Galli
Background: Paediatric acute hematogenous osteomyelitis (AHOM) is a serious disease requiring early diagnosis and treatment. To review the clinical presentation, management and organisms responsible for AHOM, and to explore risk factors for complicated AHOM, a large cohort referring to a single center over a 6-year period was evaluated. Methods: Data from children with AHOM, hospitalized between 2010 and 2015, and aged > 1 month, were retrospectively collected and analyzed. Results: 121 children (median age 4...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471094/acute-invasive-hemodynamic-effects-of-percutaneous-mitral-paravalvular-leak-closure
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James W Lloyd, Charanjit S Rihal, Guy S Reeder, Rick A Nishimura, Mackram F Eleid
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to demonstrate the physiologic effects of percutaneous mitral paravalvular leak (PVL) closure through pre- and post-closure left and right heart catheterization. BACKGROUND: Mitral PVL represents a significant source of morbidity and mortality following mitral valve repair and replacement. Although percutaneous PVL closure is an effective treatment with improvements in symptoms and mortality, data regarding the acute hemodynamic effects of such closure are lacking...
May 4, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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