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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091579/impact-of-age-and-vaccination-history-on-long-term-serological-responses-after-symptomatic-b-pertussis-infection-a-high-dimensional-data-analysis
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Inonge van Twillert, Axel A Bonačić Marinović, Betsy Kuipers, Jacqueline A M van Gaans-van den Brink, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Cécile A C M van Els
Capturing the complexity and waning patterns of co-occurring immunoglobulin (Ig) responses after clinical B. pertussis infection may help understand how the human host gradually loses protection against whooping cough. We applied bi-exponential modelling to characterise and compare B. pertussis specific serological dynamics in a comprehensive database of IgG, IgG subclass and IgA responses to Ptx, FHA, Prn, Fim2/3 and OMV antigens of (ex-) symptomatic pertussis cases across all age groups. The decay model revealed that antigen type and age group were major factors determining differences in levels and kinetics of Ig (sub) classes...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089100/community-onset-clostridium-difficile-infection-at-a-tertiary-medical-center-in-southern-taiwan-2007-2015
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Chin-Shiang Tsai, Yuan-Pin Hung, Jen-Chieh Lee, Nan-Yao Lee, Po-Lin Chen, Ling-Shan Syue, Ming-Chi Li, Chia-Wen Li, Wen-Chien Ko
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is well-known as the major cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitalized patients. Community-onset CDI (CO-CDI) is an emerging threat. However, clinical information of CO-CDI in Taiwan remains scarce. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted at a medical center in southern Taiwan. Symptomatic patients between 2007 and 2015 with C. difficile toxin or tcdB detected in stool were identified as CDI, and were classified as CO-CDI [including community-associated CDI (CA-CDI) and community-onset health care facility-associated CDI (CO-HCFA-CDI)] and health care facility-onset CDI (HCFO-CDI)...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086924/treating-infants-with-frigg-linking-disease-aetiologies-medicinal-plant-use-and-care-seeking-behaviour-in-southern-morocco
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Irene Teixidor-Toneu, Gary J Martin, Rajindra K Puri, Ahmed Ouhammou, Julie A Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Although most Moroccans rely to some extent on traditional medicine, the practice of frigg to treat paediatric ailments by elderly women traditional healers known as ferraggat, has not yet been documented. We describe the role of these specialist healers, document the medicinal plants they use, and evaluate how and why their practice is changing. METHODS: Ethnomedicinal and ethnobotanical data were collected using semi-structured interviews and observations of medical encounters...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078736/investigation-of-underlying-comorbidities-as-risk-factors-for-symptomatic-human-hepatitis-e-virus-infection
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S Zhang, C Chen, J Peng, X Li, D Zhang, J Yan, Y Zhang, C Lu, J Xun, W Li, Y Ling, Y Huang, L Chen
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection occurs in few infected subjects, and the risk factors are not completely known. AIMS: To explore the risk factors for adverse clinical outcomes in acute HEV infections. METHODS: A large retrospective study was conducted. The baseline characteristics, clinical outcomes, and laboratory data of 512 acute HEV infection cases were analysed using logistic regression models. RESULTS: All patients exhibited autochthonous sporadic HEV infections, and most were elderly...
January 12, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077671/impact-of-long-term-care-facility-residence-on-the-antibiotic-resistance-of-urinary-tract-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella
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Alicia Rosello, Andrew C Hayward, Susan Hopkins, Carolyne Horner, Dean Ironmonger, Peter M Hawkey, Sarah R Deeny
BACKGROUND: Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are thought to be important reservoirs of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria; however, there is no routine surveillance of resistance in LTCF residents, or large population-based studies comparing AMR in LTCFs with the community, so the relative burden of AMR in LTCFs remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To compare the frequency of antibiotic resistance of urinary tract bacteria from residents of LTCFs for the elderly and adults aged 70 years or older living in the community...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077203/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-older-adults-systematic-review-of-efforts-to-reduce-occurrence-and-improve-outcomes
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Leisa L Marshall, Samuel Peasah, Gregg A Stevens
OBJECTIVE: Provide a systematic review of the primary literature on efforts to reduce Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) occurrence and improve outcomes in older adults. DATA SOURCES, STUDY SELECTION, DATA EXTRACTION: PubMed and CINAHL databases were searched for research studies using search terms CDI, CDI prevention, reduction, control, management, geriatric, elderly, adults 65 years of age and older. The MeSH categories Aged and Aged, 80 and older, were used...
January 1, 2017: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076422/monoclonal-antibody-against-g-glycoprotein-increases-respiratory-syncytial-virus-clearance-in-vivo-and-prevents-vaccine-enhanced-diseases
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Hyo-Jeong Lee, Jeong-Yoon Lee, Min-Hee Park, Joo-Young Kim, Jun Chang
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of lower respiratory tract illness in infants, young children, and the elderly. The G glycoprotein plays a role in host cell attachment and also modulates the host immune response, thereby inducing disease pathogenesis. We generated two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs; 5H6 and 3A5) against G protein core fragment (Gcf), which consisted of amino acid residues 131 to 230 from RSV A2 G protein. Epitope mapping study revealed that 5H6 specifically binds to the G/164-176 peptide that includes conserved sequences shared by both RSV A and B subtypes, and 3A5 binds to the G/190-204 peptide...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074746/oncology-s-trojan-horse-using-viruses-to-battle-cancer
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Heena J Mavani, Jeannette Y Wick
: In 2016, the American health care system was faced with more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer, and individuals older than 65 years of age will be affected disproportionately. Many older individuals are poor candidates for traditional treatments (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation) because of actual or potential treatment-related adverse events. Researchers continuously look for novel therapeutic strategies, and an exciting new one is on the horizon: virotherapy. Viruses' ability to infect and kill human cells makes them promising cancer treatments...
December 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073488/plasma-mitochondrial-dna-levels-were-independently-associated-with-lung-injury-in-elderly-hip-fracture-patients
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Jian-Zheng Zhang, Juan Wang, Wen-Chun Qu, Xiao-Wei Wang, Zhi Liu, Ji-Xin Ren, Li Han, Tian-Sheng Sun
INTRODUCTION: Hip fracture in the elderly can induce systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) and lung injury which increases the risk of lung infection and death. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) plays a role in SIRS and lung injury in patients with multi-trauma, and also in patients with hip fractures. This study evaluated the potential value of plasma mtDNA in the early prognosis of lung injury in elderly fracture patients. METHODS: This study enrolled 156 elderly patients with intertrochanteric fracture...
January 4, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072747/the-clinical-characteristics-and-short-term-prognosis-in-elderly-patients-with-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Bing Zhang, Xiujuan Wu, Donghui Shen, Ting Li, Chunrong Li, Mei Mao, Hong-Liang Zhang, Kangding Liu
To investigate the clinical characteristics and short-term prognosis of elderly patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS).We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of adult GBS. According to the age, the enrolled subjects were divided into 2 groups, that is, patients ≥60 years (elderly group) and those aged 18 to 59 years (nonelderly group). The clinical characteristics and short-term prognosis of the patients in the 2 groups were compared.In total, 535 patients were enrolled. There were 67 patients fell into the elderly group with a mean age of 69 years old; while 468 patients fell into the nonelderly group with a mean age of 39 years old...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070861/efficacy-and-safety-of-vedolizumab-in-ulcerative-colitis-and-crohn-s-disease-patients-stratified-by-age
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Vijay Yajnik, Nabeel Khan, Marla Dubinsky, Jeffrey Axler, Alexandra James, Brihad Abhyankar, Karen Lasch
INTRODUCTION: The efficacy and safety of vedolizumab, a gut-selective α4β7 integrin antibody, were demonstrated in the GEMINI 1 and GEMINI 2 clinical trials of adults aged 18-80 years. We investigated the efficacy and safety of vedolizumab in patients stratified by age from the GEMINI trials. METHODS: Safety and efficacy, including clinical response, clinical remission, and corticosteroid-free remission, at week 6 and/or 52 were determined post hoc in patients aged <35, 35 to <55, and ≥55 years...
January 9, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065474/a-single-low-dose-of-a-cgmp-recombinant-bcg-vaccine-elicits-protective-t-cell-immunity-against-the-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-and-prevents-lung-pathology-in-mice
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Pablo F Céspedes, Emma Rey-Jurado, Janyra A Espinoza, Claudia A Rivera, Gisela Canedo-Marroquín, Susan M Bueno, Alexis M Kalergis
Human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) is a major health burden worldwide, causing the majority of hospitalizations in children under two years old due to bronchiolitis and pneumonia. HRSV causes year-to-year outbreaks of disease, which also affects the elderly and immunocompromised adults. Furthermore, both hRSV morbidity and epidemics are explained by a consistently high rate of re-infections that take place throughout the patient life. Although significant efforts have been invested worldwide, currently there are no licensed vaccines to prevent hRSV infection...
January 5, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063678/debridement-interbody-graft-using-titanium-mesh-cages-posterior-instrumentation-and-fusion-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-multilevel-noncontiguous-spinal-tuberculosis-in-elderly-patients-via-a-posterior-only
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Yu-Xiang Wang, Hong-Qi Zhang, Min Li, Ming-Xing Tang, Chao-Feng Guo, Ang Deng, Qile Gao, Jian-Huang Wu, Jin-Yang Liu
PURPOSE: To analyse the efficacy and feasibility of surgical management for elderly patients with multilevel non-contiguous spinal tuberculosis(MNSTB)by using one-stage posterior focus debridement, interbody graft using titanium mesh cages, posterior instrumentation and fusion. METHODS: From September 2009 to October 2013, 15 elderly patients with MNSTB were treated with one-stage posterior focus debridement, interbody graft using titanium mesh cages, posterior instrumentation and fusion...
December 28, 2016: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062184/c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-activity-is-required-for-efficient-respiratory-syncytial-virus-production
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Leon Caly, Hong-Mei Li, Marie A Bogoyevitch, David A Jans
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major cause of respiratory infections in infants and the elderly, leading to more deaths than influenza each year worldwide. With no RSV antiviral or efficacious vaccine currently available, improved understanding of the host-RSV interaction is urgently required. Here we examine the contribution to RSV infection of the host stress-regulated c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK), for the first time. Peak JNK1/2 phosphoactivation is observed at ∼24 h post-infection, correlating with the time of virus assembly...
January 3, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060934/a-cohort-study-of-adult-patients-with-severe-dengue-in-taiwanese-intensive-care-units-the-elderly-and-aptt-prolongation-matter-for-prognosis
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Chih-Cheng Hsieh, Cong-Tat Cia, Jen-Chieh Lee, Junne-Ming Sung, Nan-Yao Lee, Po-Lin Chen, Te-Hui Kuo, Jo-Yen Chao, Wen-Chien Ko
BACKGROUND: There was a large dengue outbreak in Taiwan in 2015, in which the ages of the affected individuals were higher than those in other countries. The aim of this study was to explore the characteristics and prognostic factors for adults with severe dengue in intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: All adults admitted to ICUs with dengue virus infection (DENV) at a medical center from July 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 were enrolled. DENV was diagnosed by the presence of serum NS1 antigen, IgM antibodies to dengue virus, or dengue virus RNA by real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction...
January 6, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060350/2-methacryloyloxyethyl-phosphorylcholine-polymer-treatment-of-complete-dentures-to-inhibit-denture-plaque-deposition
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Kenji Ikeya, Miya Fukunishi, Fuminori Iwasa, Yuuki Inoue, Kazuhiko Ishihara, Kazuyoshi Baba
Removable dentures made of poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) are prone to bacterial adherence and dental plaque formation, which is called denture plaque. Denture plaque-associated infection is a source of serious dental and medical complications in the elderly. 2-Methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) is a well-known biomedical material that exhibits marked antithrombogenicity and tissue compatibility because of its high resistance to protein adsorption and cell adhesion. Therefore, MPC polymer coatings are suggested to have the potential to inhibit plaque deposition on the surface of PMMA dentures...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060171/broader-practice-indications-for-mohs-surgical-defect-healing-by-secondary-intention-a-survey-study
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Chetan Vedvyas, Patricia L Cummings, Roy G Geronemus, Jeremy A Brauer
BACKGROUND: Recent reports have indicated secondary intention (SI) healing utilization for Mohs surgical defects beyond conventionally accepted indications. OBJECTIVE: To characterize potentially more expansive guidelines for when SI healing is indicated or appropriate in dermatologic surgery. METHODS: A survey study was e-mailed to the American College of Mohs Surgery in 2015. A group of 293 respondents addressed factors influencing decisions to heal surgical defects secondarily...
December 29, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054599/estimating-risks-of-inapparent-avian-exposure-for-human-infection-avian-influenza-virus-a-h7n9-in-zhejiang-province-china
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Erjia Ge, Renjie Zhang, Dengkui Li, Xiaolin Wei, Xiaomeng Wang, Poh-Chin Lai
Inapparent avian exposure was suspected for the sporadic infection of avian influenza A(H7N9) occurring in China. This type of exposure is usually unnoticed and difficult to model and measure. Infected poultry with avian influenza H7N9 virus typically remains asymptomatic, which may facilitate infection through inapparent poultry/bird exposure, especially in a country with widespread practice of backyard poultry. The present study proposed a novel approach that integrated ecological and case-control methods to quantify the risk of inapparent avian exposure on human H7N9 infection...
January 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053099/hcmv-specific-cd4-t-cells-are-poly-functional-and-can-respond-to-hcmv-infected-dendritic-cells-in-vitro
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Sarah E Jackson, George X Sedikides, Gavin M Mason, Georgina Okecha, Mark R Wills
: Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection and periodic re-activation is generally well controlled by the HCMV-specific T cell response in healthy people. While the CD8+ T cell response to HCMV has been extensively studied, the HCMV-specific CD4+ T cell effector response is not as well understood, especially in the context of direct interactions with HCMV infected cells. We screened the IFNγ and IL-10 response to 6 HCMV peptide pools (selected as the most frequently responded to in our previous studies: pp65, pp71, IE1, IE2, gB and US3) in 84 donors, aged 23 - 74 years...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052529/successful-salvage-and-reconstruction-of-a-finger-threatened-by-vibrio-vulnificus-necrotising-fasciitis-using-fenestrated-type-artificial-dermis-and-three-steps-of-topical-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
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Chi-Yu Wang, Hao-Yu Chiao, Chang-Yi Chou, Chien-Ju Wu, Chun-Kai Chang, Tzi-Shiang Chu, Niann-Tzyy Dai
Vibrio vulnificus can cause severe skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI). The pathogen is an opportunistic marine bacterium that is likely to infect patients with chronic liver disease, patients in an immunocompromised state, and those in end-stage renal disease. V. vulnificus gains entry through soft tissues by direct penetration of a wound by infected marine organisms, such as raw oysters, shellfish and other seafood, or by exposing a wound to contaminated water. Despite its ease of entry, V. vulnificus necrotising fasciitis with compartment syndrome has rarely been described...
January 4, 2017: International Wound Journal
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