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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430673/antimicrobial-resistant-streptococcus-pneumoniae-prevalence-mechanisms-and-clinical-implications
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Regine Cherazard, Marcia Epstein, Thien-Ly Doan, Tanzila Salim, Sheena Bharti, Miriam A Smith
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis, bacteremia, and otitis media. S. pneumoniae has developed increased resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review of prevalence, mechanisms, and clinical implications in S. pneumoniae resistance. AREAS OF UNCERTAINTY: Since S. pneumoniae resistance to penicillin was first reported with subsequent development of resistance to other classes of drugs, selection of appropriate antibiotic treatment is challenging...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Therapeutics
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/28426992/factors-affecting-sound-energy-absorbance-in-acute-otitis-media-model-of-chinchilla
#3
Xiying Guan, Thomas W Seale, Rong Z Gan
Acute otitis media (AOM) is a rapid-onset infection of the middle ear which results in middle ear pressure (MEP), middle ear effusion (MEE), and structural changes in middle ear tissues. Previous studies from our laboratory have identified that MEP, MEE, and middle ear structural changes are three factors affecting tympanic membrane (TM) mobility and hearing levels (Guan et al., 2014, 2013). Sound energy reflectance or absorbance (EA) is a diagnostic tool increasingly used in clinical settings for the identification of middle ear diseases...
April 10, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422004/performance-of-influenza-case-definitions-for-influenza-community-surveillance-based-on-the-french-influenza-surveillance-network-grog-2009-2014
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Jean-Sebastien Casalegno, Daniel Eibach, Martine Valette, Vincent Enouf, Isabelle Daviaud, Sylvie Behillil, Astrid Vabret, Jean Claude Soulary, Mehdi Benchaib, Jean Marie Cohen, Sylvie van der Werf, Anne Mosnier, Bruno Lina
International case definitions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO) are commonly used for influenza surveillance. We evaluated clinical factors associated with the laboratory-confirmed diagnosis of influenza and the performance of these influenza case definitions by using a complete dataset of 14,994 patients with acute respiratory infection (ARI) from whom a specimen was collected between August 2009 and April 2014 by the Groupes Régionaux d'Observation de la Grippe (GROG), a French national influenza surveillance network...
April 6, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420278/audiometric-features-in-young-adults-with-turner-syndrome
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Åsa Bonnard, Christina Hederstierna, Rusana Bark, Malou Hultcrantz
OBJECTIVE: Hearing loss (HL) is a known problem in adults with Turner syndrome (TS). The aim of this study was to investigate audiometric features in young adults with TS and the extent of hearing aid provision. DESIGN: Patients were recruited from the Turner centre at Karolinska University Hospital. Analysis of audiograms was made in relation to hearing aid use, a Swedish normal hearing cohort and the need for hearing rehabilitation. STUDY SAMPLE: Sixty-four women with TS aged 25-38 years at the time of their audiological testing...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417109/intractable-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-otorrhea-with-silicone-impression-in-the-middle-ear
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Eun Kyung Jung, Chul Ho Jang, Jong Yuap Seong, Yong Beom Cho
We report a case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) otorrhea with impression material of hearing aid in the middle ear. The patient had chronic otitis media in the right ear with sensorineural hearing loss in both ears. The silicone flowed into the middle ear through a tympanic membrane perforation during the process of making an ear mold. Several days after hearing aid fitting, the patient had severe otalgia, intractable otorrhea, aggravated hearing loss, and dizziness. The pus culture and sensitivity test revealed MRSA...
April 2017: Journal of Audiology & Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417060/burden-and-predictors-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-s-pseudintermedius-infections-among-dogs-presented-at-an-academic-veterinary-hospital-in-south-africa-2007-2012
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Daniel N Qekwana, James Wabwire Oguttu, Fortune Sithole, Agricola Odoi
BACKGROUND: Staphylococci are commensals of the mucosal surface and skin of humans and animals, but have been implicated in infections such as otitis externa, pyoderma, urinary tract infections and post-surgical complications. Laboratory records provide useful information to help investigate these infections. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the burdens of these infections and use multinomial regression to examine the associations between various Staphylococcus infections and demographic and temporal factors among dogs admitted to an academic veterinary hospital in South Africa...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414696/decrease-in-pneumococcal-otitis-media-cultures-with-concomitant-increased-antibiotic-susceptibility-in-the-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccines-era
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Basel Jabarin, Jacob Pitaro, Tzilia Lazarovitch, Haim Gavriel, Limor Muallem-Kalmovich, Ephraim Eviatar, Tal Marom
OBJECTIVE: To study the change in the incidence and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) in cultures obtained from children with otitis media (OM) during the pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) era. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: Secondary medical care center. PATIENTS: Children less than 8 years who presented with OM and had positive pneumococcal cultures during January 1, 2007 to December 12, 2014 were identified...
April 13, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414607/cardiac-arrest-in-an-american-cocker-spaniel-during-a-deep-ear-flush-procedure
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Alexandra Gould, Fernando L Garcia-Pereira, W Dunbar Gram
CASE DESCRIPTION A 14-year-old spayed female American Cocker Spaniel with bilateral otitis media and no evidence of cardiovascular instability was anesthetized to allow performance of a deep ear flush. CLINICAL FINDINGS Otoscopic examination of the left ear revealed evidence of chronic inflammation; the ear was flushed with sterile saline (0.9% NaCl) solution. Examination of the right ear revealed more severe chronic inflammation than in the left ear, including a ruptured tympanum (timing of rupture unknown)...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412992/acute-otitis-media-associated-bilateral-sudden-hearing-loss-case-report-and-literature-review
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A Smith, I Gutteridge, D Elliott, M Cronin
BACKGROUND: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a rare otological condition with potential for dire outcomes including permanent hearing loss. Although the majority of cases are deemed idiopathic, bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss represents a rare subset typically related to systemic conditions, with higher morbidity and mortality. A controversial association with acute otitis media has been reported, with few bilateral cases published in the literature. CASE REPORT: A very rare case of bilateral sudden sensorineural hearing loss associated with acute otitis media is described, with a review of the literature...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412081/nasopharyngeal-polymicrobial-colonization-during-health-viral-upper-respiratory-infection-and-upper-respiratory-bacterial-infection
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Qingfu Xu, Jareth Wischmeyer, Eduardo Gonzalez, Michael E Pichichero
OBJECTIVES: We sought to understand how polymicrobial colonization varies during health, viral upper respiratory infection (URI) and acute upper respiratory bacterial infection to understand differences in infection-prone vs. non-prone patients. METHODS: Nasopharyngeal (NP) samples were collected from 74 acute otitis media (AOM) infection-prone and 754 non-prone children during 2094 healthy visits, 673 viral URI visits and 631 AOM visits. Three otopathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn), Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi), and Moraxella catarrhalis (Mcat) were identified by culture...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404603/clinical-failure-is-more-common-in-young-children-with-acute-otitis-media-who-receive-a-short-course-of-antibiotics-compared-with-standard-duration
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Roderick P Venekamp, Anne G M Schilder
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April 12, 2017: Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403796/riboswitches-as-potential-targets-for-the-development-of-anti-biofilm-drugs
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José A Reyes-Darias, Tino Krell
In nature, bacteria can exist as single motile cells or as sessile cellular community, known as microbial biofilms. Bacteria within biofilms are embedded in a self-produced extracellular matrix that makes them more resistant to antibiotic treatment and responses of the host immune system. Microbial biofilms are very important in medicine since they are associated with several human diseases such as dental caries, periodontitis, otitis media, infective endocarditis, infectious kidney stones, osteomyelitis or prostatitis...
April 7, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403045/polymorphisms-of-mannose-binding-lectin-and-toll-like-receptors-2-3-4-7-and-8-and-the-risk-of-respiratory-infections-and-acute-otitis-media-in-children
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Laura Toivonen, Juho Vuononvirta, Jussi Mertsola, Matti Waris, Qiushui He, Ville Peltola
BACKGROUND: Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) and toll-like receptors (TLRs) are important components of the innate immune system. We assessed the susceptibility of children with genetic variants in these factors to respiratory infections, rhinovirus infections and acute otitis media. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study, blood samples from 381 Finnish children were analyzed for polymorphisms in MBL2 at codons 52, 54 and 57, TLR2 Arg753Gln, TLR3 Leu412Phe, TLR4 Asp299Gly, TLR7 Gln11Leu and TLR8 Leu651Leu...
May 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397271/microbiomes-of-the-normal-middle-ear-and-ears-with-chronic-otitis-media
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Shujiro B Minami, Hideki Mutai, Tomoko Suzuki, Arata Horii, Naoki Oishi, Koichiro Wasano, Motoyasu Katsura, Fujinobu Tanaka, Tetsuya Takiguchi, Masato Fujii, Kimitaka Kaga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to profile and compare the middle ear microbiomes of human subjects with and without chronic otitis media. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multicenter cohort study. METHODS: All consecutive patients undergoing tympanoplasty surgery for chronic otitis media or ear surgery for conditions other than otitis media were recruited. Sterile swab samples were collected from the middle ear mucosa during surgery. The variable region 4 of the 16S rRNA gene in each sample were amplified using region-specific primers adapted for the Illumina MiSeq sequencer (Illumina, CA, USA))...
April 11, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395407/-the-clinical-characteristics-of-17-cases-of-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
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X L Tian, S B Wang, S Y Zheng, X Li, K F Xu
Objective: To review the clinical data of cases of primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD), and to explore the clinical characteristics for the understanding of PCD. Methods: We retrospectively summarized 17 patients with PCD diagnosed in Peking Union Medical College Hospital from Jan 2009 to Dec 2014. There were 7 male and 10 female patients, with the age from 6 to 57 years at the time of diagnosis. The mean onset age of the disease was 11.7±2.1 years, and the mean age at diagnosis was 29.5±3.5 years. We analyzed their clinical symtoms, radiologic images, pulmonary function test and the electron microscopic findings for the clinical characteristics of PCD...
April 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393055/outcome-of-incus-interposition-after-preservation-in-soft-tissue
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Mohammad Faramarzi, Sareh Roosta, Mahboobe Dianat
INTRODUCTION: The lenticular process of the incus succumbs to necrosis in chronic otitis media. Few researchers have addressed the issue of autograft incus preservation in the soft tissue of the tragus or mastoid cavity. Nonetheless, preservation of the incus in this method during the second stage of ossiculoplasty is a subject that is still up for debate. This study was carried out to demonstrate the hearing outcome after a modification of the incus interposition technique, which involved preserving it in the periauricular soft tissue...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393054/otitis-media-with-effusion-in-children-and-the-impact-of-risk-factors-on-serum-cytokine-levels
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Saba Arshi, Fatemeh Dehghani Firouzabadi, Babak Ghalehbaghi, Ali Dehghani Firouzabadi, Farhad Jalali, Mehdi Shekarabi, Reza Sirous, Mohammad Dehghani Firouzabadi
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the role of allergic-type and infectious-type cytokines in children with chronic otitis media with effusion (OME). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We investigated serum levels of interleukins (IL)-4, IL-5, and IL-13, along with interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 35 children with OME and 28 healthy controls. RESULTS: Children with OME had significantly higher levels of IL-5 in comparison with the control group, ranging from 1 pg/ml in cases to 0...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392064/prenatal-exposure-to-perfluoroalkyl-acids-and-prevalence-of-infectious-diseases-up-to-4years-of-age
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Houman Goudarzi, Chihiro Miyashita, Emiko Okada, Ikuko Kashino, Chi-Jen Chen, Sachiko Ito, Atsuko Araki, Sumitaka Kobayashi, Hideyuki Matsuura, Reiko Kishi
Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) are synthetic chemicals with ability to repel oils and water, and have been widely used in many industrial and household applications such as adhesives and water- and stain-repellent surfaces to nonstick coatings. Animal studies have shown that PFAAs have immunotoxic effects. However, few epidemiological studies have investigated the effects of PFAAs on infectious diseases occurrence. We examined the relationship between prenatal exposure to PFAAs and prevalence of infectious diseases up to 4years of life...
April 6, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391020/ruptured-aneurysm-of-an-aberrant-internal-carotid-artery-successfully-treated-with-simultaneous-intervention-and-surgery-in-a-hybrid-operating-room
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Yoichiro Kawamura, Tetsuro Sayama, Naoki Maehara, Ataru Nishimura, Koji Iihara
BACKGROUND: Aberrant internal carotid artery (aICA) is an anatomical anomaly whereby the internal carotid artery (ICA) courses through the tympanic cavity without separation by bone. Since aICA is rare, there are no definite treatment strategies for aICA and its complications. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of aICA accompanied by pseudoaneurysm formation and massive bleeding. Our case was a 31-year-old woman with a 2-year history of hearing loss, ear fullness, and pulsatile tinnitus in her left ear...
April 5, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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