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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728591/antimicrobial-susceptibility-pattern-of-clinical-isolates-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-in-bangladesh
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Subarna Dutta, Sabah Haq, Mohammad Rokibul Hasan, Jalaluddin Ashraful Haq
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis an infectious disease, caused by a Gram negative bacterium called Burkholderia pseudomallei, is endemic in Bangladesh. This organism is sensitive to limited number of antimicrobial agents and need prolonged treatment. There is no comprehensive data on the antimicrobial susceptibility profile of B. pseudomallei isolated in Bangladesh over last several years. The present study aimed to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of B. pseudomallei isolated in a tertiary care hospital of Dhaka city from 2009 to 2015...
July 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723944/application-of-mass-spectrometry-to-elucidate-the-pathophysiology-of-encephalitozoon-cuniculi-infection-in-rabbits
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Guillaume Desoubeaux, Maria Del Carmen Piqueras, Ana Pantin, Sanjoy K Bhattacharya, Roman Peschke, Anja Joachim, Carolyn Cray
Encephalitozoon cuniculi is a microsporidian species which can induce subclinical to serious disease in mammals including rabbits, a definitive natural host. The pathophysiology of infection has not been comprehensively elucidated. In this exploratory study, we utilized two mass spectrometry approaches: first, the analysis of the humoral response by profiling the microsporidian antigens as revealed by Western blot screening, and second, implementing the iTRAQ®-labeling protocol to focus on the changes within the host proteome during infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719657/isolation-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-bacteriophages-against-mdr-bacterial-isolates-from-septic-wound-infections
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Roja Rani Pallavali, Vijaya Lakshmi Degati, Dakshayani Lomada, Madhava C Reddy, Vijaya Raghava Prasad Durbaka
Multi-drug resistance has become a major problem for the treatment of pathogenic bacterial infections. The use of bacteriophages is an attractive approach to overcome the problem of drug resistance in several pathogens that cause fatal diseases. Our study aimed to isolate multi drug resistant bacteria from patients with septic wounds and then isolate and apply bacteriophages in vitro as alternative therapeutic agents. Pus samples were aseptically collected from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Kadapa, A...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717851/multidrug-resistant-salmonellae-isolated-in-japanese-quails-reared-in-abeokuta-nigeria
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Ezekiel O Omoshaba, F O Olufemi, O E Ojo, A O Sonibare, M Agbaje
Salmonellosis is a major bacterial disease causing huge economic losses in the poultry industry worldwide. This study was carried out to determine the period prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella enterica in Japanese quails in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Four hundred cloacal swabs of quail birds were collected from 4 locations within Abeokuta. Salmonella was isolated from the samples using conventional methods for selective isolation of Salmonella and biochemical identification. Isolates were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction assays for the amplification and detection of Salmonella-associated virulence genes (invA and stn) using specific primers...
July 17, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706805/arthroscopic-intra-articular-disk-excision-of-the-sternoclavicular-joint
#5
Graham Tytherleigh-Strong, Abbas Rashid, Christopher Lawrence, David Morrissey
The sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) has a complete intra-articular disk that can be damaged either as a result of trauma or as part of ongoing degenerative joint disease. Although often asymptomatic, SCJ disk tears may lead to mechanical symptoms and pain. Previously, isolated symptomatic SCJ disk tears have only occasionally been mentioned in the literature with a few associated case reports of diskectomy by open arthrotomy. With improved imaging and availability of magnetic resonance imaging scans and the advent of SCJ arthroscopy it is now possible to treat symptomatic SCJ disk tears by arthroscopic excision...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700390/bartonella-henselae-neuroretinitis-associated-with-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-choroidal-ischemia-and-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Quraish Ghadiali, Larissa K Ghadiali, Lawrence A Yannuzzi
PURPOSE: We describe a healthy 37-year-old man with Bartonella henselae (B. henselae) neuroretinitis with concurrent central retinal vein occlusion and ischemic optic neuropathy resulting in optic atrophy and choroidal ischemia. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 37-year-old man presented with unilateral decreased vision and a fundus examination consistent with neuroretinitis. Further imaging review supported a concurrent diagnosis of central retinal vein occlusion...
July 11, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692999/optic-disk-detection-in-fundus-image-based-on-structured-learning
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Zhun Fan, Yibiao Rong, Xieye Cai, Jiewei Lu, Wenji Li, Huibiao Lin, Xinjian Chen
Automated optic disk (OD) detection plays an important role in developing a computer aided system for eye diseases. In this paper, we propose an algorithm for OD detection based on structured learning. A classifier model is trained based on structured learning. Then we use the model to achieve the edge map of OD. Thresholding is performed on the edge map thus a binary image of the OD is obtained. Finally, circle Hough transform is carried out to approximate the boundary of OD by a circle. The proposed algorithm has been evaluated on three public datasets and obtained promising results...
July 5, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688235/hiv-associated-cardiovascular-disease-role-of-connexin-43
#8
Lisa Prevedel, Camilla Morocho, Michael V L Bennett, Eliseo A Eugenin
Chronic HIV infection due to effective antiretroviral treatment has resulted in a broad range of clinical complications, including accelerated heart disease. Individuals with HIV infection have a 1.5 to 2 times higher incidence of cardiovascular diseases than their uninfected counterparts; however, the underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. To explore the link between HIV infection and cardiovascular diseases, we used postmortem human heart tissues obtained from HIV-infected and control uninfected individuals to examine connexin 43 (Cx43) expression and distribution and HIV-associated inflammation...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687923/lapatinib-with-whole-brain-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-brain-metastases-from-breast-and-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-phase-ii-study-of-the-hellenic-cooperative-oncology-group-hecog
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Christos Christodoulou, Anna Kalogera-Fountzila, Vasilios Karavasilis, George Kouvatseas, Christos N Papandreou, Epaminontas Samantas, Kalliopi Varaki, Georgios Papadopoulos, Mattheos Bobos, Grigorios Rallis, Evangelia Razis, Athina Goudopoulou, Konstantine T Kalogeras, Konstantinos N Syrigos, George Fountzilas
Small molecules, mainly tyrosine kinase inhibitors, are currently used in various malignancies. Lapatinib, a dual inhibitor of EGFR/HER2 tyrosine kinases, has demonstrated effectiveness in brain metastases from HER2-overexpressing breast cancer. It also appears to sensitize EGFR-expressing cell lines to radiation. To evaluate the efficacy of lapatinib in combination with whole brain radiotherapy (WBRT) in patients with brain metastases from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and breast cancer, as assessed by volumetric analysis by MRI...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685557/the-use-of-chlorhexidine-in-mouthguards
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S D Ercole, M Tieri, D Fulco, D Martinelli, D Tripodi
Sports mouthguards have the potential to become a microbial reservoir, to produce oral and systemic diseases and cause changes in environmental oral factors, inhibiting the protective effect of saliva. The aim of this study was to monitor, in vivo, oral environmental changes caused by chlorhexidine and sports mouthguards and in vitro, the effects of microbial strains, saliva and chlorhexidine on Ethylene-Vinyl-Acetate (EVA) material. Seventy-two athletes were analyzed at different time points: before training session (T0), post-training (TA), post-training with mouthguard (TB), post-training with mouthguard and chlorhexidine (TC)...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679083/antimicrobial-resistance-in-escherichia-coli-and-salmonella-spp-isolates-from-fresh-produce-and-the-impact-to-food-safety
#11
Pierangeli G Vital, Marie Bernadine D Caballes, Windell L Rivera
Foodborne diseases associated with fresh produce consumption have escalated worldwide, causing microbial safety of produce of critical importance. Bacteria that have increasingly been detected in fresh produce are Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp., both of which have been shown to progressively display antimicrobial resistance. The study focused on the assessment of antimicrobial resistance of these enteric bacteria from different kinds of fresh produce from various open air markets and supermarkets in the Philippines...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676057/prevalence-of-neurological-disorders-in-french-bulldog-a-retrospective-study-of-343-cases-2002-2016
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Vincent Mayousse, Loïc Desquilbet, Aurélien Jeandel, Stéphane Blot
BACKGROUND: French Bulldog (FB) has significantly gained in popularity over the last few years, and seems to be frequently affected by various neurological conditions. The purpose of this retrospective study was to report the prevalences of neurological diseases in a large population of FB, presented with neurological signs between 2002 and 2016, and for which a definitive diagnosis was established. A secondary objective was to identify epidemiological characteristics regarding specific diseases in this singular breed...
July 5, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671260/phenotypic-and-genotypic-characterization-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-in-milk-from-flocks-diagnosed-with-subclinical-mastitis
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A R E O Xavier, A C Almeida, C N Souza, L M V Silva, A X A Ruas, D A Sanglard, A F M Júnior, A M E Oliveira, M A S Xavier
The Staphylococcus aureus is the most common isolated microorganism in ruminant animal species diagnostic with clinical or subclinical mastitis. Dairy herds with these diseases can transfer S. aureus into the milk supply, which can lead to food poisoning in humans. The objective of this study was to evaluate the profile of antimicrobial susceptibility, the presence of femA gene, the genetic relationships among isolates of S. aureus obtained from milk originating from flocks diagnosed with subclinical mastitis in nine rural properties in the northern of Minas Gerais State...
June 29, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670416/correlation-among-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-levels-degree-of-disk-degeneration-and-predominant-clinical-symptoms-in-patients-with-degenerated-intervertebral-discs
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Takeshi Sainoh, Kazuhide Inage, Sumihisa Orita, Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Kazuyo Yamauchi, Miyako Suzuki, Yoshihiro Sakuma, Go Kubota, Yasuhiro Oikawa, Jun Sato, Kazuki Fujimoto, Yasuhiro Shiga, Koki Abe, Hirohito Kanamoto, Masahiro Inoue, Hideyuki Kinoshita, Masaki Norimoto, Tomotaka Umimura, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. PURPOSE: To assess the correlation among inflammatory cytokine expression levels, degree of intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration, and predominant clinical symptoms observed in degenerative disk disease (DDD). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Low back pain (LBP) is associated with inflammatory cytokine expression levels, including those of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6), and nerve growth factor (NGF)...
June 2017: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659907/the-effect-of-phenazine-1-carboxylic-acid-on-mycelial-growth-of-botrytis-cinerea-produced-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-lv-strain
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Ane S Simionato, Miguel O P Navarro, Maria L A de Jesus, André R Barazetti, Caroline S da Silva, Glenda C Simões, Maria I Balbi-Peña, João C P de Mello, Luciano A Panagio, Ricardo S C de Almeida, Galdino Andrade, Admilton G de Oliveira
One of the most important postharvest plant pathogens that affect strawberries, grapes and tomatoes is Botrytis cinerea, known as gray mold. The fungus remains in latent form until spore germination conditions are good, making infection control difficult, causing great losses in the whole production chain. This study aimed to purify and identify phenazine-1-carboxylic acid (PCA) produced by the Pseudomonas aeruginosa LV strain and to determine its antifungal activity against B. cinerea. The compounds produced were extracted with dichloromethane and passed through a chromatographic process...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659124/cataract-and-optic-disk-drusen-in-a-patient-with-glycogenosis-and-di-george-syndrome-clinical-and-molecular-report
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D Allegrini, S Penco, A Pece, A Autelitano, G Montesano, S Paci, C Montanari, A Maver, B Peterlin, G Damante, L Rossetti
BACKGROUND: We report the ophthalmic findings of a patient with type Ia glycogen storage disease (GSD Ia), DiGeorge syndrome (DGS), cataract and optic nerve head drusen (ONHD). CASE PRESENTATION: A 26-year-old white woman, born at term by natural delivery presented with a post-natal diagnosis of GSD Ia. Genetic testing by array-comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) for DGS was required because of her low levels of serum calcium. The patient has been followed from birth, attending the day-hospital every six months at the San Paolo Hospital, Milan, outpatient clinic for metabolic diseases and previously at another eye center...
June 28, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649083/report-prevalence-of-hospital-acquired-burkholderia-cepacia-infection-and-its-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-a-chinese-hospital
#17
Jinju Duan, Jianbang Kang, Ting Han, Yuqin Ma, Qian Guo, Yan Song, Qiang Zhao, Yan Yang, Ruiqin Zhang
This study aimed to investigate antimicrobial susceptibility of hospital acquired Burkholderia cepacia infection in Shanxi (China) during August 2009 and December 2012. To characterize an emerging nocosomial infection. The medical records of 112 patients that were tested positive for B. cepacia were retrospectively analyzed. The K-B disk diffusion method was used to determine the drug susceptibility of the isolated strains. A hundred and fifty strains of B. cepacia were isolated from 112 patients. The sensitivity rates of B...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632548/are-modic-changes-able-to-help-us-in-our-clinical-practice-a-study-of-the-modic-changes-in-young-adults-during-working-age
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José V Martínez-Quiñones, José Aso-Escario, Laura González-García, Fabián Consolini, Ricardo Arregui-Calvo
STUDY DESIGN: Modic changes [vertebral endplate spinal changes (VESC)] have been related to degenerative disk disease, and in past decades it was thought that their presence justified the surgical treatment, in particular spinal fusion. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to investigate its prevalence and features in a population of young workers suffering from low back pain, and explore the eventual relationship with the treatment applied in each case. BACKGROUND DATA: We conducted a retrospectively review of 450 magnetic resonance images from our hospital, in patients with low back pain or sciatica and age below 40...
July 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627981/early-vitrectomy-for-dense-vitreous-hemorrhage-in-adults-with-non-traumatic-and-non-diabetic-retinopathy
#19
Ting Zhang, Jingjing Zhang, Xiaolei Sun, Jingyi Tian, Weiyun Shi, Gongqiang Yuan
Objective To evaluate the etiologies for dense vitreous hemorrhage in adults with non-traumatic and reveal management of early vitrectomy for the disease. Methods Study included 105 eyes from 105 patients. Outcome measures were etiologies of vitreous hemorrhage, formation of retinal and/or disk neovascular membrane (NVM), incidence of retinal tear and detachment, visual acuity (VA) and postoperative complications. Results Mean time between presentation and surgery was 7.1 days. The most common etiologies were retinal vein occlusion (RVO) (58...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622185/a-comprehensive-meta-analysis-of-the-adjacent-segment-parameters-in-cervical-disk-arthroplasty-versus-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
#20
Liang Dong, Dongqi Wang, Xiujin Chen, Tuanjing Liu, Zhengwei Xu, Mingsheng Tan, Dingjun Hao
STUDY DESIGN: This is a meta-analysis of controlled trials. OBJECTIVE: To assess the overall condition of adjacent segment of cervical disk arthroplasty (CDA) compared with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: With the increase in CDA and ACDF, surgeons are taking more attention to adjacent segment degeneration (ASDeg) and adjacent segment disease (ASDis). There are more and more meta-analyses comparing the efficacy of CDA with ACDF, however, there are few meta-analyses referring to adjacent segment parameters, and investigators are still unable to arrive at the same conclusion...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
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