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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331044/effectiveness-and-safety-of-clofazimine-in%C3%A2-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-a%C3%A2-nationwide-report-from-brazil
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Margareth Dalcolmo, Regina Gayoso, Giovanni Sotgiu, Lia D'Ambrosio, Jorge L Rocha, Liamar Borga, Fatima Fandinho, Jose U Braga, Vera M N Galesi, Draurio Barreira, Denise A Sanchez, Fernanda Dockhorn, Rosella Centis, Jose A Caminero, Giovanni B Migliori
Although clofazimine is used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), there is scant information on its effectiveness and safety. The aim of this retrospective, observational study was to evaluate these factors as well as the tolerability of clofazimine in populations in Brazil, where it was administered at a daily dose of 100 mg·day(-1) (body weight ≥45 kg) as part of a standardised MDR-TB treatment regimen until 2006 (thereafter pyrazinamide was used).All MDR-TB patients included in the Sistema de Informação de Tratamentos Especiais da Tuberculose (SITETB) individual electronic register were analysed...
March 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326339/glucose-dependent-insulinotropic-polypeptide-gip-and-gip-receptor-gipr-genes-an-association-analysis-of-polymorphisms-and-bone-in-young-and-elderly-women
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Gaurav Garg, Fiona E McGuigan, Jitender Kumar, Holger Luthman, Valeriya Lyssenko, Kristina Akesson
INTRODUCTION: The gastro-intestinal hormone glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) potentiates glucose-induced insulin secretion, with bone anabolic effects through GIP receptor (GIPR) in animal models. We explore its potential in humans by analyzing association between polymorphisms (SNPs) in the GIP and GIPR genes with bone phenotypes in young and elderly women. METHODS: Association between GIP (rs2291725) and GIPR (rs10423928) and BMD, bone mineral content (BMC), bone microarchitecture, fracture and body composition was analyzed in the OPRA (75y, n = 1044) and PEAK-25 (25y; n = 1061) cohorts and serum-GIP in OPRA...
June 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326064/contribution-of-ultra-deep-sequencing-in-the-clinical-diagnosis-of-a-new-fungal-pathogen-species-basidiobolus-meristosporus
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Emilie Sitterlé, Christophe Rodriguez, Roman Mounier, Julien Calderaro, Françoise Foulet, Michel Develoux, Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, Françoise Botterel
Some cases of fungal infection remained undiagnosed, especially when the pathogens are uncommon, require specific conditions for in vitro growth, or when several microbial species are present in the specimen. Ultra-Deep Sequencing (UDS) could be considered as a precise tool in the identification of involved pathogens in order to upgrade patient treatment. In this study, we report the implementation of UDS technology in medical laboratory during the follow-up of an atypical fungal infection case. Thanks to UDS technology, we document the first case of gastro-intestinal basidiobolomycosis (GIB) due to Basidiobolus meristosporus...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317910/enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-pathogenesis-role-of-long-polar-fimbriae-in-peyer-s-patches-interactions
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Charlotte Cordonnier, Lucie Etienne-Mesmin, Jonathan Thévenot, Amandine Rougeron, Sandra Rénier, Benoit Chassaing, Arlette Darfeuille-Michaud, Nicolas Barnich, Stéphanie Blanquet-Diot, Valérie Livrelli
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) are major food-borne pathogens whose survival and virulence in the human digestive tract remain unclear owing to paucity of relevant models. EHEC interact with the follicle-associated epithelium of Peyer's patches of the distal ileum and translocate across the intestinal epithelium via M-cells, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are still unknown. Here, we investigated the involvement of Long polar fimbriae (Lpf) in EHEC pathogenesis. Of the 236 strains tested, a significant association was observed between the presence of lpf operons and pathogenicity...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316402/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-gastrointestinal-parasitism-in-traditionally-maintained-goat-flocks-of-south-gujarat
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L M Sorathiya, A B Fulsoundar, T K S Rao, Niranjan Kumar
A total of 360 faecal samples of goat belonging to Ahir community were collected randomly from eight villages on monthly basis. On same day, collected samples were subjected to qualitative faecal examination and positive samples were categorized into mild, moderate and heavy infected groups. The risk factors considered for study were age, pregnancy, lactation, seasons, wet land grazing and hygiene in housing. Overall 41.11 % animals were found positive for helminth eggs and among them 24.17, 10.56 and 6.39 % of goats were mildly, moderately and heavily infected, respectively...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316380/integrated-parasite-management-with-special-reference-to-gastro-intestinal-nematodes
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REVIEW
I Maqbool, Z A Wani, R A Shahardar, I M Allaie, M M Shah
Domestic animals are susceptible to a large number of parasitic diseases, which lead to severe economic losses to livestock industry. So, it is necessary to control parasitic infections in these animals. Control of these helminths is undertaken mostly by anthelmintics, but because of their widespread use there is development of resistance across the globe. However, total dependence on a single method of control has proved to be non-sustainable and cost ineffective in the long term. A combination of treatment and management is necessary to control parasitism so that it will not cause further economic losses to producer as well as to livestock industry...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300600/ethanolic-extracts-of-inula-viscosa-salix-alba-and-quercus-calliprinos-negatively-affect-the-development-of-the-entomopathogenic-nematode-heterorhabditis-bacteriophora-a-model-to-compare-gastro-intestinal-nematodes-developmental-effect
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Velayudhan Satheeja Santhi, Liora Salame, Levana Dvash, Hussein Muklada, Hassan Azaizeh, Raghda Mreny, Safaa Awwad, Alex Markovics, Serge Yan Landau, Itamar Glazer
Heterorhabditis bacteriophora can represent a model system for herbal medication against gastro-intestinal strongylid parasites in determining the recovery and development due to their unique parasitic infectious cycle. The fact that plant extracts impair nematode development is known but their differential impact on stages of the life cycle of H. bacteriophora has never been investigated. We examined the developmental stages resumed from eggs, young juveniles (J1-3), infective juveniles (IJs), young and adult hermaphrodites of H...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290734/quantitative-biokinetics-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-after-oral-application-in-rats-part-2
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Wolfgang G Kreyling, Uwe Holzwarth, Carsten Schleh, Ján Kozempel, Alexander Wenk, Nadine Haberl, Stephanie Hirn, Martin Schäffler, Jens Lipka, Manuela Semmler-Behnke, Neil Gibson
The biokinetics of a size-selected fraction (70nm median size) of commercially available and (48)V-radiolabeled [(48)V]TiO2 nanoparticles has been investigated in female Wistar-Kyoto rats at retention timepoints 1h, 4h, 24h and 7days after oral application of a single dose of an aqueous [(48)V]TiO2-nanoparticle suspension by intra-esophageal instillation. A completely balanced quantitative body clearance and biokinetics in all organs and tissues was obtained by applying typical [(48)V]TiO2-nanoparticle doses in the range of 30-80 μg•kg(-1) bodyweight, making use of the high sensitivity of the radiotracer technique...
March 14, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286570/strain-specific-probiotic-properties-of-lactic-acid-bacteria-and-their-interference-with-human-intestinal-pathogens-invasion
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Raffaella Campana, Saskia van Hemert, Wally Baffone
BACKGROUND: One of the working mechanisms of probiotic bacteria is their ability to compete with pathogens. To define the probiotic properties of seven Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) strains, we tested them for survival in simulated gastro-intestinal conditions, antimicrobial activities, co-aggregative abilities, and interferences studies against five human intestinal pathogens (Salmonella enteritidis ATCC 13076, Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 7644, Escherichia coli O157: H7 ATCC 35150, Cronobacter sakazakii ATCC 29544 and Campylobacter jejuni ATCC 33291)...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286566/gastrointestinal-manifestations-of-mitochondrial-disorders-a-systematic-review
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Josef Finsterer, Marlies Frank
Mitochondrial disorders (MIDs) due to respiratory-chain defects or nonrespiratory chain defects are usually multisystem conditions [mitochondrial multiorgan disorder syndrome (MIMODS)] affecting the central nervous system (CNS), peripheral nervous system, eyes, ears, endocrine organs, heart, kidneys, bone marrow, lungs, arteries, and also the intestinal tract. Frequent gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations of MIDs include poor appetite, gastroesophageal sphincter dysfunction, constipation, dysphagia, vomiting, gastroparesis, GI pseudo-obstruction, diarrhea, or pancreatitis and hepatopathy...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284641/photochemical-transformation-and-wastewater-fate-and-occurrence-of-omeprazole-hrms-for-elucidation-of-transformation-products-and-target-and-suspect-screening-analysis-in-wastewaters
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Christina I Kosma, Dimitra A Lambropoulou, Triantafyllos A Albanis
Omeprazole is one of the world-wide most frequently prescribed and administered pharmaceuticals in humans for the relief of gastro-intestinal disorders. Despite its high worldwide consumption, omeprazole is rarely detected in urban wastewaters and environmental waters. On the other hand, its human urinary metabolites and transformation products formed through abiotic processes in the environment have been recently documented. Despite these available data, however, there is still a lack of information on the extent of environmental fate and occurrence, on elimination mechanisms and efficiencies in waste water treatment plants...
March 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280283/infant-feeding-and-child-health-and-survival-in-derbyshire-in-the-early-twentieth-century
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Alice Reid
This paper uses detailed records relating to feeding and health for a large sample of infants born in Derbyshire in the early twentieth century to provide a more detailed and nuanced picture than has previously been possible of the extent and duration of breast-feeding, reasons for ceasing to feed and the dangers of feeding in the early twentieth century. Results indicate that breast-feeding was the norm among working class British women in the early twentieth century, but the social gradient was the inverse to that found in Britain today...
January 2017: Women's Studies International Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271215/moderate-hypofractionated-radiotherapy-with-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-and-simultaneous-integrated-boost-for-pelvic-irradiation-in-prostate-cancer
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C Franzese, A Fogliata, G R D'Agostino, L Di Brina, T Comito, P Navarria, L Cozzi, M Scorsetti
PURPOSE: The optimal treatment for unfavourable intermediate/high-risk prostate cancer is still debated. In the present study, the pattern of toxicity and early clinical outcome of patients with localized prostate cancer was analyzed. METHODS: A cohort of 90 patients treated on pelvic lymph nodes from 2010 to 2015 was selected. All patients were treated with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), and Simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) in 28 fractions; the prostate, the seminal vesicle and the pelvic lymph node received total doses of 74...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263835/plant-expressed-hepatitis-b-core-antigen-virus-like-particles-characterization-and-investigation-of-their-stability-in-simulated-and-pig-gastro-intestinal-fluids
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Alberto Berardi, George P Lomonossoff, David J Evans, Susan A Barker
Virus-like particles (VLPs) are potential oral vaccine candidates, as their highly compact structure may allow them to withstand the harsh conditions of the gastro-intestinal (GI) environment. Hepatitis B core antigen (HBcAg) is an immunogenic protein that assembles into 30 or 34nm diameter VLPs. Here, the stabilities of both the HBcAg polypeptide itself and the three-dimensional structure of the VLPs upon exposure to in vitro and ex vivo simulated gastric and intestinal fluids were investigated. Plant-expressed HBcAg VLPs were efficiently purified by sucrose density gradient and characterized...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263087/protein-losing-enteropathy-in-an-infant-with-rotavirus-infection
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Adriana Parisi, Alessandro Cafarotti, Roberta Salvatore, Piernicola Pelliccia, Luciana Breda, Francesco Chiarelli
Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) is a rare gastro-intestinal complication characterised by intestinal loss of proteins with consequent hypoproteinaemia and generalised oedema. Rotavirus infection associated with PLE in children has rarely been reported. A 6-month-old girl presented with diarrhoea, fever and generalised oedema. Total serum proteins were 34 g/L (61-79) and plasma albumin 16.8 g/L (40-50), serum sodium was 126 mmol/L and there was mild metabolic alkalosis (pH 7.46). Stool for alpha-1 antitrypsin was >1...
March 6, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259712/molecular-docking-synthesis-and-biological-screening-of-mefenamic-acid-derivatives-as-anti-inflammatory-agents
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Jignasa K Savjani, Suja Mulamkattil, Bhavesh Variya, Snehal Patel
Drug induced gastrointestinal ulceration, renal side effects and hepatotoxicity are the main causes of numerous Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors discovered to decrease the gastrointestinal issues, but unfortunately, most of them are associated with major cardiovascular adverse effects. Along these lines, various new strategies and frameworks were developed wherein basic alterations of the present medications were accounted for. The aim of the study was to prepare derivatives of mefenamic acid to evaluate anti-inflammatory activity with fewer adverse reactions...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247032/effect-of-a-patient-tailored-integrative-medicine-program-on-gastro-intestinal-concerns-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-breast-and-gynecologic-cancer
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Ilanit Shalom-Sharabi, Noah Samuels, Ofer Lavie, Efraim Lev, Lital Keinan-Boker, Elad Schiff, Eran Ben-Arye
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to assess the impact of a patient-tailored complementary/integrative medicine (CIM) program on gastro-intestinal (GI) symptoms and other concerns in female patients with breast/gynecological cancer undergoing chemotherapy. METHODS: Patients with breast/gynecological cancer reporting GI-related concerns were referred to an integrative physician (IP) consultation. The treatment group included patients agreeing to attend the consultation; controls those who did not...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242901/soybean-peptide-fractions-inhibit-human-blood-breast-and-prostate-cancer-cell-proliferation
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Srinivas J Rayaprolu, Navam S Hettiarachchy, Ronny Horax, Geetha Kumar Phillips, Mahadevan Mahendran, Pengyin Chen
In this study, we examined in vitro the bio-activity of peptide fractions obtained from soybeans against blood (CCRF-CEM and Kasumi-3), breast (MCF-7), and prostate (PC-3) cancer cell proliferation. Gastro-intestinal treated peptide fractions (<5, 5-10 and 10-50 kDa) prepared from seed proteins of two high oleic acid soybean lines-N98-4445A, S03-543CR and one high protein line-R95-1705, were tested for anticancer activity against human breast, blood and prostate cancer cell lines. Anti-proliferative cell titer assay was conducted to assess the inhibitory effects of the peptide fractions, while trypan blue dye exclusion assay was used to determine the dose response of most effective fractions...
January 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240787/newly-diagnosed-immune-thrombocytopenia-adults-clinical-epidemiology-exposure-to-treatments-and-evolution-results-of-the-carmen-multicenter-prospective-cohort
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Guillaume Moulis, Johanne Germain, Thibault Comont, Natacha Brun, Claire Dingremont, Brice Castel, Sophie Arista, Laurent Sailler, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Odile Beyne-Rauzy, Bertrand Godeau, Daniel Adoue
The clinical epidemiology of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is not well known in adults. This study was aimed at assessing the clinical epidemiology of incident ITP adults, the factors associated with chronicity and exposure to treatments. This study was conducted in the CARMEN registry, a multicentric prospective cohort aimed at including all newly diagnosed ITP adults in the French Midi-Pyrénées region, South of France (3 million inhabitants) from June 2013. Descriptive analyses and multivariate logistic regression models were conducted...
February 27, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237473/phytochemical-and-ethnopharmacological-review-of-elephantorrhiza-goetzei-harms-harms
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REVIEW
Alfred Maroyi
Elephantorrhiza goetzei (E. goetzei) commonly known as Goetze's elephantorrhiza, is traditionally used as a decoction in the treatment of a variety of conditions such as pain, sores, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), gastro-intestinal disorders, microbial infections and genito-urinary system disorders. On the basis of its wide distribution in south central Africa, E. goetzei has a long history of applications among the different ethnic groups. A total of 23 ethnomedicinal uses of E. goetzei are documented in this study from 62...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
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