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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703098/surveillance-perspective-on-lyme-borreliosis-across-the-european-union-and-european-economic-area
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Cees C van den Wijngaard, Agnetha Hofhuis, Mariana Simões, Ente Rood, Wilfrid van Pelt, Herve Zeller, Wim Van Bortel
Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in Europe. Erythema migrans (EM), an early, localised skin rash, is its most common presentation. Dissemination of the bacteria can lead to more severe manifestations including skin, neurological, cardiac, musculoskeletal and ocular manifestations. Comparison of LB incidence rates in the European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) and Balkan countries are difficult in the absence of standardised surveillance and reporting procedures. We explored six surveillance scenarios for LB surveillance in the EU/EEA, based on the following key indicators: (i) erythema migrans, (ii) neuroborreliosis, (iii) all human LB manifestations, (iv) seroprevalence, (v) tick bites, and (vi) infected ticks and reservoir hosts...
July 6, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690727/-clinical-and-immunological-profile-of-15-moroccan-patients-with-hyper-igm-syndrome
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Hind Ouair, Ibtihal Benhsaien, Leila Jeddane, Jalila El Bakkouri, Naima Elhafidi, Noureddine Rada, Jilali Najib, Fatima Ailal, Hanane Salih Alj, Ahmed Aziz Bousfiha
Hyper IgM syndrome is a well known genetic (primary) immunodeficiency disorder which was first described in 1961. It is caused by B lymphocyte deficiency characterized by normal or elevated serum IgM levels and low or zero levels of IgG, IgA, IgE resulting from isotype-switching deficiency. Clinical manifestations are dominated by recurrent infections, especially involving the digestive tube of the ENT sphere and the lungs. This syndrome is caused by B-cell immunoglobulin class switch deficiency and decreased capacity to induce proliferation of T lymphocytes...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683957/-complications-of-sinusitis
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Stanislas Ballivet de Régloix, Olga Maurin, Anna Crambert, Louise Genestier, Gratien Bonfort, Yoann Pons
The complications of sinusitis are essentially secondary to ethmoidal and frontal sinusitis, occurring in patients weakened, particularly in case of immunodeficiency or anatomical defects. The gravity is due to the risk of spreading infection in intracranial tissues and orbital cavity. The diagnosis is always to discuss any symptomatology resistant to treatment and the appearance of orbital or neurological signs. The scanner and MRI contribute greatly to the orientation and diagnostic evaluation of the extent of the lesions...
July 3, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649564/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-an-update-on-clinical-aspects-genetics-diagnosis-and-future-treatment-strategies
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REVIEW
Virginia Mirra, Claudius Werner, Francesca Santamaria
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an orphan disease (MIM 244400), autosomal recessive inherited, characterized by motile ciliary dysfunction. The estimated prevalence of PCD is 1:10,000 to 1:20,000 live-born children, but true prevalence could be even higher. PCD is characterized by chronic upper and lower respiratory tract disease, infertility/ectopic pregnancy, and situs anomalies, that occur in ≈50% of PCD patients (Kartagener syndrome), and these may be associated with congenital heart abnormalities...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627377/mikania-glomerata-sprengel-extract-and-its-major-compound-ent-kaurenoic-acid-display-activity-against-bacteria-present-in-endodontic-infections
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Dora Lúcia Carrara Moreti, Luís Fernando Leandro, Thaís da Silva Moraes, Monique Rodrigues Moreira, Rodrigo Cassio Sola Veneziani, Sergio Ricardo Ambrosio, Brenda Paula Figueiredo Almeida Gomes, Carlos Henrique Gomes Martins
The search for new, effective and safe antimicrobial compounds from plant sources has continued to play an important role in the maintenance of human health since ancient times. Such compounds can be used to help to eradicate microorganisms from the root canal system, preventing/healing periapical diseases. Mikania glomerata (Spreng.), commonly known as "guaco," is a native climbing plant from Brazil that displays a wide range of pharmacological properties. Many of its activities have been attributed to its phytochemical composition, which is mainly composed of diterpenes, such as ent-kaurenoic acid (KA)...
June 13, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604577/pain-after-cochlear-implantation-an-unusual-complication
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Charlotte Celerier, Isabelle Rouillon, Marion Blanchard, Marine Parodi, Françoise Denoyelle, Natalie Loundon
OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical signs and better define the underestimated long-term pain after implantation, to discuss etiological hypothesis, and to propose our department treatment algorithm and results. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective review of children implanted with complaints of atypical pain in the area of device implantation, not in the immediate postoperative period, more than or equal to 4 on the Visual Analog Pain Scale (VAPS: 0-10) in the ENT pediatric department of Trousseau and Necker Enfants Malades Hospitals between 1998 and 2015...
August 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573492/bactericidal-activity-and-synergy-studies-of-peptide-ap-cect7121-against-multi-resistant-bacteria-isolated-from-human-and-animal-soft-tissue-infections
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Gastón Delpech, Mariana Bistoletti, Mónica Ceci, Sabina Lissarrague, Sergio Sánchez Bruni, Mónica Sparo
AP-CECT7121 is an antimicrobial peptide, produced by Enterococcus faecalis CECT7121, with bactericidal activity against Gram-positive bacteria. The aim of this study was to evaluate the bactericidal activity of AP-CECT7121, alone and with gentamicin, against multi-resistant bacteria isolated from human and animals with soft tissue infections. During the period 2014-2015, bacterial strains producing human and animal soft tissue infections were studied. Samples from patients attended at a general hospital and cattle from four dairies in the Province of Buenos Aires (Argentina) were included...
June 1, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506250/antimicrobial-resistance-profile-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-isolated-from-ear-discharges-of-patients-at-university-of-hawassa-comprehensive-specialized-hospital
#8
Serawit Deyno, Alemayehu Toma, Mesfin Worku, Muluken Bekele
BACKGROUND: Drug-resistant microorganism are a growing global danger. Strains of S. aureus have developed resistance to many commonly used antimicrobials due to indiscriminate use of antimicrobials, and treatment becoming a challenge. Studies assessing pattern and determinants of S. aureus resistance in ear infection in Ethiopia are very scarce. This study presents overview of pattern and determinants S. aureus resistance from samples of ear discharge in Ethiopia. METHOD: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted on patients who visit ENT clinic of University of Hawassa comprehensive specialized hospital from February 1, 2016 to November 1, 2016...
May 15, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499377/calculating-hospital-length-of-stay-using-the-hospital-episode-statistics-a-comparison-of-methodologies
#9
John Busby, Sarah Purdy, William Hollingworth
BACKGROUND: Accurate calculation of hospital length of stay (LOS) from the English Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) is important for a wide range of audit and research purposes. The two methodologies which are commonly used to achieve this differ in their accuracy and complexity. We compare these methods and make recommendations on when each is most appropriate. METHODS: We calculated LOS using continuous inpatient spells (CIPS), which link care spanning across multiple hospitals, and spells, which do not, for six conditions with short (dyspepsia or other stomach function, ENT infection), medium (dehydration and gastroenteritis, perforated or bleeding ulcer), and long (stroke, fractured proximal femur) average LOS...
May 12, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439693/hyperplasia-and-the-degree-and-activity-of-inflammation-in-chronic-recurrent-tonsillitis-a-histopathological-study
#10
Jan Wittlinger, Petar Stankovic, Ulrike Girrbach, Tanja Gradistanac, Christian Güldner, Afshin Teymoortash, Stephan Hoch, Thomas Günzel, Thomas Wilhelm
Postoperative haemorrhage following tonsillectomy occurs in 5.98% of all cases with up to 10 deaths reported annually in Germany. When comparing tonsillectomy (TE) and tonsillotomy (TT), the same long-term frequency of ENT infections is displayed in children and young adults. However, taking postoperative haemorrhaging into account, TT is more favourable. Chronic tonsillitis is one of the most common indications for TE in the adult population; however, a histopathological characterization may reveal objective criteria and provide a foundation for routinely performing TT in adults too...
July 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434154/protective-effects-of-cell-free-supernatant-and-live-lactic-acid-bacteria-isolated-from-thai-pigs-against-a-pandemic-strain-of-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus
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Wandee Sirichokchatchawan, Gun Temeeyasen, Dachrit Nilubol, Nuvee Prapasarakul
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is a coronavirus which causes severe diarrhea and fatal dehydration in piglets. In general, probiotic supplements could enhance recovery and protect piglets against enteric pathogens. Seven local lactic acid bacteria (LAB), (Ent. faecium 79N and 40N, Lact. plantarum 22F, 25F and 31F, Ped. acidilactici 72N and Ped. pentosaceus 77F) from pig feces were well-characterized as high potential probiotics. Cell-free supernatants (CFS) and live LAB were evaluated for antiviral activities by co-incubation on Vero cells and challenged with a pandemic strain of PEDV isolated from pigs in Thailand...
April 22, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429163/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-bacterial-isolates-from-patients-presenting-with-ear-nose-and-throat-ent-infections-in-the-german-community-healthcare-setting
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B Olzowy, M Kresken, M Havel, D Hafner, B Körber-Irrgang
Empiric initial antibiotic therapy of bacterial infections is based primarily upon the susceptibility of the most common causative pathogens. The purpose of this study was to provide susceptibility data on six bacterial species known to cause ear, nose and throat (ENT) infections. A total of 1066 isolates collected during a nationwide laboratory-based surveillance study were analysed. All Streptococcus pyogenes isolates were penicillin (PEN)-susceptible, indicating that natural penicillins can still be recommended as the first-line treatment for group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390593/ear-nose-and-thorat-disorders-in-pediatric-patients-at-a-rural-hospital-in-senegal
#13
REVIEW
Hady Tall, Fatoumata Yarie Bah, Timi Nasser, Aly Sambou, Bay Karim Diallo
INTRODUCTION: The main health problems encountered in pediatric population in Senegal are low birth weigth malnutrition and infection. However, there is a lack of data on pediatric ENT diseases from west african population. This is no published data on any research work on pattern ENT pediatric done in Senegal. This study aimed at determining the pattern of common pediatric ENT diseases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective descriptive study involving review of medical record of patients aged 0-16 years who presented ENT diseases from April 2011 to May 2013 (2 years)...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356374/concordance-between-upper-and-lower-airway-microbiota-in-infants-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Sabine M P J Prevaes, Wouter A A de Steenhuijsen Piters, Karin M de Winter-de Groot, Hettie M Janssens, Gerdien A Tramper-Stranders, Mei Ling J N Chu, Harm A Tiddens, Mireille van Westreenen, Cornelis K van der Ent, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Debby Bogaert
Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal samples are commonly used to direct therapy for lower respiratory tract infections in non-expectorating infants with cystic fibrosis (CF).We aimed to investigate the concordance between the bacterial community compositions of 25 sets of nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples from 17 infants with CF aged ∼5 months (n=13) and ∼12 months (n=12) using conventional culturing and 16S-rRNA sequencing.Clustering analyses demonstrated that BAL microbiota profiles were in general characterised by a mixture of oral and nasopharyngeal bacteria, including commensals like Streptococcus, Neisseria, Veillonella and Rothia spp...
March 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348992/community-level-evaluation-of-adenoid-hypertrophy-on-the-basis-of-symptom-scoring-and-its-x-ray-correlation
#15
Yogita Dixit, Prem Siddharth Tripathi
INTRODUCTION: One of the major causes of pediatric morbidity today at the community level is infection involving the ear, nose, and throat. Maximum of these patients respond well initially on general regular medications, but then recurrent complaints are not very uncommon. One of the major causes for such recurrence is hypertrophy of adenoids, the evaluation of which requires a battery of sophisticated investigative tools and expertise which are lacking at the community level. The aim of the study is to evaluate various symptoms related to adenoid hypertrophy and its correlation to the size of the adenoid seen in the lateral view nasopharyngeal X-ray...
October 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345194/decay-of-the-glycolytic-pathway-and-adaptation-to-intranuclear-parasitism-within-enterocytozoonidae-microsporidia
#16
Dominic Wiredu Boakye, Pattana Jaroenlak, Anuphap Prachumwat, Tom A Williams, Kelly S Bateman, Ornchuma Itsathitphaisarn, Kallaya Sritunyalucksana, Konrad H Paszkiewicz, Karen A Moore, Grant D Stentiford, Bryony A P Williams
Glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation are the fundamental pathways of ATP generation in eukaryotes. Yet in microsporidia, endoparasitic fungi living at the limits of cellular streamlining, oxidative phosphorylation has been lost: energy is obtained directly from the host or, during the dispersive spore stage, via glycolysis. It was therefore surprising when the first sequenced genome from the Enterocytozoonidae - a major family of human and animal-infecting microsporidians - appeared to have lost genes for glycolysis...
March 26, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344079/nasal-foreign-bodies-in-children-in-a-pediatric-hospital-in-senegal-a-three-year-assessment
#17
P-E-J Regonne, M Ndiaye, A Sy, Y Diandy, A-D Diop, B-K Diallo
OBJECTIVES: Nasal foreign bodies (NFB) constitute a common domestic accident in children. The objectives of the present study were to report the particularities of NFBs in children presenting at a pediatric hospital in Senegal, and to describe our therapeutic attitude. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study included all under-15 year-olds presenting with NFB in the ENT department of the National Children's Hospital Center of Diamniadio, Senegal, between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015...
March 23, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339881/genetic-aspects-and-environmental-sources-of-microsporidia-that-infect-the-human-gastrointestinal-tract
#18
Martin F Heyworth
Enterocytozoon bieneusi and Encephalitozoon intestinalis are microsporidia that infect the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Each of these microsporidia has been shown to infect various non-human hosts (mammalian and avian), raising the possibility of inter-species transmission, for example, from such hosts to human subjects via waterborne dispersal of microsporidian spores. During the past two decades, genome sequencing has delineated more than 90 genotypes of Ent. bieneusi, and has led to the conclusion that not all the genotypes of this organism infect human subjects...
February 27, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301961/current-management-of-necrotising-otitis-externa-in-the-uk-survey-of-221-uk-otolaryngologists
#19
Gaurav Chawdhary, Miran Pankhania, Susan Douglas, Ian Bottrill
INTRODUCTION: Necrotising otitis externa (NOE) is a rare infection causing skull base osteomyelitis. The evidence regarding NOE consists mostly of case series. Hence, there is a limited evidence base to guide decision-making. This survey aims to report the experience of 221 otolaryngologists in this condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Internet survey administered to the membership of the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ENT UK). RESULTS: Respondents' detailed replies on diagnosis, treatment and follow up are presented...
March 16, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275981/clinical-profile-and-outcomes-of-management-of-orbital-cellulitis-in-upper-egypt
#20
Ahmed Mohamed Kamal Elshafei, Mohamed Farouk Sayed, Raafat Mohyeldeen Abdelrahman Abdallah
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this paper is to study the etiology, clinical findings, and outcomes of management of cases of orbital cellulitis treated in Minia University Hospital in Upper Egypt over the period of 6 years from July 2009 to July 2015. One-hundred two patients diagnosed to have orbital cellulitis were admitted to the hospital and treated on inpatient basis from July 2009 to July 2015. All patients were subjected to full ophthalmological examination, systemic evaluation, and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) consultation...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
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