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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544969/prior-treatment-with-non-anti-tb-antibiotics-and-the-duration-of-symptoms-have-no-effect-on-diagnostics-of-tuberculous-meningitis
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Marcin Paciorek, Andrzej Pihowicz, Dominik Bursa, Joanna Schöntaler Humięcka, Justyna D Kowalska, Mateusz Antosiewicz, Magda E Thompson, Agata Skrzat-Wojdacz, Agnieszka Bednarska, Andrzej Horban
PURPOSE: Our objective was to investigate whether diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) with microbiological and molecular analysis was affected by prior empirical non anti tuberculosis antibiotics or by duration of symptoms before lumbar puncture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated medical records of patients with TBM confirmed by positive culture, nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAATs) or Ehrlich-Ziehl-Neelsen staining (EZNs) from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or by characteristic results of biochemical analysis of CSF combined with a typical clinical manifestation...
May 22, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544837/candida-endocarditis-a-review-of-twelve-episodes-in-eleven-patients
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Tatjana Lejko Zupanc, Mateja Logar
BACKGROUND: Candida spp. are a rare but important cause of infective endocarditis. The study aim was to describe pertinent clinical data on consecutive patients with Candida endocarditis treated at a tertiary referral center between 1984 and 2013. METHODS: A retrospective search of the authors' endocarditis database was performed and the medical records of patients with confirmed Candida endocarditis were reviewed. Important data relating to demographics, medical history and clinical data, as well as information on outcome and treatment, were extracted...
January 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544285/salmonella-typhi-genomics-envisaging-the-future-of-typhoid-eradication
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REVIEW
Kien-Pong Yap, Kwai Lin Thong
Next-generation whole genome sequencing has revolutionized the study of infectious diseases in recent years. The availability of genome sequences and its understanding have transformed the field of molecular microbiology, epidemiology, infection treatments and vaccine developments. We review the key findings of the publicly accessible genomes of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi since the first complete genome to the most recent release of thousands of S. typhi genomes, which remarkably shape the genomic research of S...
May 24, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543876/application-of-molecular-microbiological-and-immunological-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-bone-and-joint-tuberculosis
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Yinghua Tang, Lianli Yin, Shifu Tang, Hongyu Zhang, Jihui Lan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the application of interferon gamma release assay (IGRA), rifampicin resistant real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR technique Xpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis/rifampicin (Xpert MTB/RIF), and the levels of TNF-α and TGF-β in the diagnosis of bone and joint tuberculosis. METHODS: Eighty-six patients with bone and joint tuberculosis, diagnosed by pathology or microbiology, were examined by Xpert MTB/RIF and IGRA (T-SPOT. TB) for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, and the TNF-α and TGF-β levels of the patients were measured...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543702/microencapsulation-of-rifampicin-a-technique-to-preserve-the-mechanical-properties-of-bone-cement
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P Sanz-Ruiz, E Carbó-Laso, J C Del Real-Romero, F Arán-Ais, Y Ballesteros-Iglesias, E Paz-Jiménez, M Sánchez-Navarro, M A Pérez-Limiñana, J Vaquero-Martín
Two-stage exchange with antibiotic-loaded bone cement spacers remains the gold standard for chronic periprosthetic joint infection(PJI). Rifampicin is highly efficient on stationary-phase staphylococci in biofilm; however, its addition to PMMA to manufacture spacers prevents polymerization and reduces mechanical properties. Isolation of rifampicin during polymerization by microencapsulation could allow manufacturing rifampicin-loaded bone cement maintaining elution and mechanical properties. Microcapsules of rifampicin with alginate, polyhydroxybutyratehydroxyvalerate (PHBV), ethylcellulose and stearic acid (SA) were synthesized...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542660/-trichomycosis-trichobacteriosis-capitis-in-an-infant-microbiological-dermoscopic-and-ultrastructural-features
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Alexandro Bonifaz, Ixchel Ramírez-Ricarte, Alejandra Rodríguez-Leviz, Marco A Hernández, Carlos Mena, Adriana Valencia
Trichomycosis is a superficial infection caused by Corynebacterium flavescens, which regularly affects axillary, and to a a lesser extent, pubic, scrotal and intergluteal, and exceptionally, head hairs or trichomycosis capitis (TC). This condition is characterised by the formation of bacterial nodules. Clinically, it can be confused with white piedra or pediculosis. The diagnosis is made by microscopic and dermoscopic observation and confirmed by culture. OBJECTIVE: To present a case of TC in an infant and illustrate the microscopic, dermoscopic, and ultrastructural characteristics...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542614/evaluation-of-the-sepsis-flow-chip-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-blood-infections
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Antonio Galiana, Javier Coy, Adelina Gimeno, Noemi Marco Guzman, Francisco Rosales, Esperanza Merino, Gloria Royo, Juan Carlos Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Blood infections are serious complex conditions that generally require rapid diagnosis and treatment. The big challenge is to reduce the time necessary to make a diagnosis with current clinical microbiological methods so as to improve the treatment given to patients. METHODS: In this study, we assess for the first time the Sepsis Flow Chip assay, which is a novel diagnostic assay for simultaneous rapid-detection of the vast majority of bloodstream pathogens, including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi, in the same assay, and for the detection of most common antibiotic resistance genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542534/the-carriage-of-interleukin-1b-31-c-allele-plus-staphylococcus-aureus-and-haemophilus-influenzae-increases-the-risk-of-recurrent-tonsillitis-in-a-mexican-population
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Baltazar González-Andrade, Ramiro Santos-Lartigue, Samantha Flores-Treviño, Natalie Sonia Ramirez-Ochoa, Paola Bocanegra-Ibarias, Francisco J Huerta-Torres, Soraya Mendoza-Olazarán, Licet Villarreal-Treviño, Adrián Camacho-Ortiz, Hipólito Villarreal-Vázquez, Elvira Garza-González
The aim of the present study was to estimate the relative contribution of immunogenetic and microbiological factors in the development of recurrent tonsillitis in a Mexican population. Patients (n = 138) with recurrent tonsillitis and an indication of tonsillectomy (mean age: 6.05 years ± 3.00; median age: 5 years, female: 58; age range: 1-15 years) and 195 non-related controls older than 18 years and a medical history free of recurrent tonsillitis were included. To evaluate the microbial contribution, tonsil swab samples from both groups and extracted tonsil samples from cases were cultured...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542393/head-to-head-comparison-of-microflex-lt-and-vitek-ms-systems-for-routine-identification-of-microorganisms-by-maldi-tof-mass-spectrometry-in-chile
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Lorena Porte, Patricia García, Stephanie Braun, María Teresa Ulloa, Mónica Lafourcade, Alisson Montaña, Carolina Miranda, Gerardo Acosta-Jamett, Thomas Weitzel
BACKGROUND: Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry (MS) is a new and revolutionary identification method for microorganisms and has recently been introduced into clinical microbiology in many industrialized countries in Europe and North America. OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to compare the performance and practicality of two commercial MALDI-TOF MS platforms in a head-to head manner at a routine laboratory in Chile...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542286/clinical-impact-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-on-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis-a-study-on-1-790-patients-from-the-spanish-bronchiectasis-historical-registry
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David De la Rosa, Miguel-Angel Martínez-Garcia, Rosa Maria Giron, Montserrat Vendrell, Casilda Olveira, Luis Borderias, Luis Maiz, Antoni Torres, Eva Martinez-Moragon, Olga Rajas, Francisco Casas, Rosa Cordovilla, Javier de Gracia
BACKGROUND: Few studies have evaluated the coexistence of bronchiectasis (BE) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in series of patients diagnosed primarily with BE. The aim of this study was to analyse the characteristics of patients with BE associated with COPD included in the Spanish Bronchiectasis Historical Registry and compare them to the remaining patients with non-cystic fibrosis BE. METHODS: We conducted a multicentre observational study of historical cohorts, analysing the characteristics of 1,790 patients who had been included in the registry between 2002 and 2011...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541964/role-of-early-vitrectomy-in-the-treatment-of-fungal-endophthalmitis
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Umesh Chandra Behera, Monica Budhwani, Taraprasad Das, Soumyava Basu, Tapas Ranjan Padhi, Manas Ranjan Barik, Savitri Sharma
PURPOSE: To study whether immediate pars plana vitrectomy at the time of sampling vitreous for culture alter the visual and structural outcomes in fungal endophthalmitis. METHODS: Surgical results of 66 consecutive patients with culture-positive fungal endophthalmitis attending a tertiary eye care hospital in eastern India were analyzed. Based on the timing of vitrectomy, they were divided into 2 groups: Group 1-immediate vitrectomy (n = 31) and Group 2-diagnostic vitrectomy alone (n = 35) as the first-line intervention...
May 23, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541720/assessment-of-hydrocarbon-degradation-potentials-in-plant-microbe-interaction-system-with-oil-sludge-contamination-a-sustainable-solution
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Monika Dhote, Anil Kumar, Anjana Jajoo, Asha Juwarkar
A pot culture experiment was conducted for 90 days for evaluation of oil and total petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) degradation in vegetated and non-vegetated treatments of real field oil sludge contaminated soil. Five different treatments include, (T1) control, 2% oil sludge contaminated soil; (T2), augmentation of microbial consortium; (T3), Vertiver zizanioide; (T4), bio-augmentation along with Vertiver zizanioide and (T5), bio-augmentation with Vertiver zizanioide and bulking agent. During the study, oil reduction, TPH and degradation of its fractions was determined...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541556/microbiological-persistence-in-patients-with-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease-the-predictors-and-the-impact-on-radiographic-progression
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Sheng-Wei Pan, Chin-Chung Shu, Jia-Yih Feng, Jann-Yuan Wang, Yu-Jiun Chan, Chong-Jen Yu, Wei-Juin Su
Objectives.: Persistent growth of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in the lungs indicates continuous infection in MAC lung disease (MAC-LD), but its clinical significance has not been investigated. We aimed to evaluate the predictors of persistent culture-positivity and its impact on radiographic deterioration in MAC-LD. Methods.: MAC-LD patients at multiple medical centers from 2011 to 2016 were enrolled retrospectively. Microbiological persistence of MAC-LD was defined as persistent culture-positivity for MAC (MAC-PP) exceeding one year, in contrast with the negative conversion group (MAC-NC)...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541460/seminal-plasma-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-interferon-%C3%AE-ifng-and-c-x-c-motif-chemokine-ligand-8-cxcl8-fluctuate-over-time-within-men
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David J Sharkey, Kelton P Tremellen, Nancy E Briggs, Gustaaf A Dekker, Sarah A Robertson
STUDY QUESTION: Do seminal plasma pro-inflammatory cytokines interferon-γ (IFNG) and C-X-C motif chemokine ligand 8 (CXCL8) vary within individual men over time? SUMMARY ANSWER: IFNG exhibits substantial variation that is independent of duration of abstinence but correlates with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) content, while CXCL8 varies moderately in association with duration of abstinence. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Pro-inflammatory cytokines IFNG and CXCL8 in seminal fluid can adversely impact male and female fertility...
May 25, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541094/mobile-phones-create-new-opportunities-for-microbiology-research-and-clinical-applications
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Hatice Ceylan Koydemir, Aydogan Ozcan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 25, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540705/crename-a-molecular-microbiology-method-enabling-multiparametric-assessment-of-potable-drinking-water
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Luc Bissonnette, Andrée F Maheux, Michel G Bergeron
The microbial assessment of potable/drinking water is done to ensure that the resource is free of fecal contamination indicators or waterborne pathogens. Culture-based methods for verifying the microbial safety are limited in the sense that a standard volume of water is generally tested for only one indicator (family) or pathogen.In this work, we describe a membrane filtration-based molecular microbiology method, CRENAME (Concentration Recovery Extraction of Nucleic Acids and Molecular Enrichment), exploiting molecular enrichment by whole genome amplification (WGA) to yield, in less than 4 h, a nucleic acid preparation which can be repetitively tested by real-time PCR for example, to provide multiparametric presence/absence tests (1 colony forming unit or microbial particle per standard volume of 100-1000 mL) for bacterial or protozoan parasite cells or particles susceptible to contaminate potable/drinking water...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540643/improvement-of-fermented-fish-flour-quality-using-essential-oil-extracted-from-fresh-leaves-of-pimenta-racemosa-mill-j-w-moore
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Euloge S Adjou, René G Dègnon, Edwige Dahouenon-Ahoussi, Mohamed M Soumanou, Dominique C K Sohounhloue
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the essential oil extracted from fresh leaves of Pimenta racemosa in the improvement of fermented fish flour producing technology. Essential oil of Pimenta racemosa was extracted by hydrodistillation and its chemical composition was determined by GC and GC/MS. Different types of fermented fish flours from Lesser African Threadfin (Galeoides decadactylus) were produced by the modification of the traditional processing technology and the introduction of a step of essential oil adjunction during the process...
May 24, 2017: Natural Products and Bioprospecting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540567/-the-significance-of-biofilm-for-the-treatment-of-infections-in-orthopedic-surgery-2017-update
#18
REVIEW
C Scheuermann-Poley, C Wagner, J Hoffmann, A Moter, C Willy
BACKGROUND: The increase in endoprosthetic and osteosynthetic surgical treatment is associated with a simultaneous increase in implant-associated infections (surgical site infections, SSI). Biofilms appear to play a significant role in the diagnosis and treatment of these infections and heavily contaminated wounds. This article aims to provide a current overview of biofilm and its relevance in orthopedic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A computer-assisted literature search of MedLine (PubMed) was performed using key word combinations with "biofilm" (as of March 2017)...
May 24, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540566/-osteosynthesis-associated-infections-epidemiology-definition-and-diagnosis
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REVIEW
N Renz, S Feihl, C E Dlaska, M A Schütz, A Trampuz
Osteosynthesis-associated infections occur in 1-5% after closed and in up to 30% after open fractures. There are three different descriptions of implant-associated infections after fracture fixation, which are crucial for the selection of the adequate treatment strategy; temporal appearance from the index surgery (early versus late), pathogenesis of the infection (exogenous, hematogenous and contiguous from an adjacent focus), duration of infection symptoms (acute versus chronic). Diagnosis of osteosynthesis-associated infection is challenging, as chronic low-grade infections often present only with unspecific and subtle clinical symptoms...
May 24, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540556/the-use-of-bacterial-bioremediation-of-metals-in-aquatic-environments-in-the-twenty-first-century-a-systematic-review
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Feliphe Lacerda Souza de Alencar, Julio Alejandro Navoni, Viviane Souza do Amaral
Metal pollution is a current environmental issue as a consequence of unregulated anthropic activiy. A wide range of bioremediation strategies have been successfully implemented to recover contaminated areas. Among them, bacterial bioremediation stands out as a promising tool to confront these types of concerns. This study aimed to compare and discuss worldwide scientific evolution of bacterial potential for metal bioremediation in aquatic ecosystems. The study consisted of a systematic review, elaborated through a conceptual hypothesis model, during the period from 2000 to 2016, using PubMed, MEDLINE, and SciELO databases as data resources...
May 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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