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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341983/diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-and-acute-gastroenteritis-in-children-in-davidson-county-tennessee-united-states-a-case-control-study
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Aamer Imdad, Monique A Foster, Junaid Iqbal, Christopher Fonnesbeck, Daniel C Payne, Chengxian Zhang, James D Chappell, Natasha Halasa, Oscar G Gómez-Duarte
BACKGROUND: Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) are an important cause of acute gastroenteritis in children; however, there is limited information available on the epidemiology, phylogenetics, serotyping, and antibiotic susceptibility of DEC in children in the United States. The aim of this study was to determine the molecular epidemiology of DEC among children with and without acute gastroenteritis in Davidson County, Tennessee. METHODS: This prospective, frequency matched, case-control study recruited subjects 15 days to 17 years of age and detected DEC with polymerase chain reaction from stool samples...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336911/-detection-and-characterization-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-in-children-treated-at-an-inter-zonal-pediatric-hospital-in-the-city-of-la-plata
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Sebastián Oderiz, Gerardo A Leotta, Lucía Galli
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is a foodborne pathogen that can cause watery diarrhea, bloody diarrhea (BD), and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). The objective of this study was to determine the phenotypic and genotypic profiles of STEC strains isolated from children with BD and HUS treated at a pediatric hospital in the city of La Plata in the period 2006-2012, and to establish the clonal relationship of O157:H7 isolates by pulsed field electrophoresis. The percentage of positive samples was 4...
January 11, 2018: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329518/the-use-of-eculizumab-in-gemcitabine-induced-thrombotic-microangiopathy
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Vinod Krishnappa, Mohit Gupta, Haikoo Shah, Abhijit Das, Natthavat Tanphaichitr, Robert Novak, Rupesh Raina
BACKGROUND: Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) secondary to gemcitabine therapy (GiTMA) is a very rare pathology that carries a poor prognosis, with nearly half of the cases progressing to end stage renal disease. GiTMA is most commonly associated with adenocarcinomas, most notably pancreatic cancers. The mainstay of management is withdrawal of the offending drug and supportive care. Plasmapheresis has a limited role and hemodialysis may help in the management of fluid overload secondary to renal failure...
January 12, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320233/antibacterial-activities-of-hibiscus-sabdariffa-extracts-and-chemical-sanitizers-directly-on-green-leaves-contaminated-with-foodborne-pathogens
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Carlos A Gómez-Aldapa, Esmeralda Rangel-Vargas, Ma Refugio Torres-Vitela, Angélica Villarruel-López, Otilio A Acevedo-Sandoval, Alberto J Gordillo-Martínez, Angélica Godínez-Oviedo, Javier Castro-Rosas
Leafy greens have been associated with foodborne disease outbreaks in different countries. To decrease microbial contamination of leafy greens, chemical agents are commonly used; however, a number of studies have shown these agents to have limited antimicrobial effect against pathogenic bacteria on vegetables. The objective of this study was to compare the antibacterial effect of Hibiscus sabdariffa calyx extracts (water, methanol, acetone, and ethyl acetate), sodium hypochlorite, acetic acid, and colloidal silver against foodborne bacteria on leafy greens...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318984/a-brief-history-of-shigella
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Keith A Lampel, Samuel B Formal, Anthony T Maurelli
The history of Shigella, the causative agent of bacillary dysentery, is a long and fascinating one. This brief historical account starts with descriptions of the disease and its impact on human health from ancient time to the present. Our story of the bacterium starts just before the identification of the dysentery bacillus by Kiyoshi Shiga in 1898 and follows the scientific discoveries and principal scientists who contributed to the elucidation of Shigella pathogenesis in the first 100 years. Over the past century, Shigella has proved to be an outstanding model of an invasive bacterial pathogen and has served as a paradigm for the study of other bacterial pathogens...
January 2018: EcoSal Plus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29307571/mixing-of-shiga-toxin-producing-and-enteropathogenic-escherichia-coli-in-a-wastewater-treatment-plant-receiving-city-and-slaughterhouse-wastewater
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Delphine Bibbal, Maryse Michèle Um, Alpha Amadou Diallo, Monique Kérourédan, Véronique Dupouy, Pierre-Louis Toutain, Alain Bousquet-Mélou, Eric Oswald, Hubert Brugère
Wastewater of human and animal may contain Shiga toxin-producing (STEC) and enteropathogenic (EPEC) Escherichia coli. We evaluated the prevalence of such strains in a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) receiving both city and slaughterhouse wastewater. PCR screenings were performed on 12,248 E. coli isolates. The prevalence of STEC in city wastewater, slaughterhouse wastewater and treated effluent was 0.22%, 0.07% and 0.22%, respectively. The prevalence of EPEC at the same sampling sites was 0.63%, 0.90% and 0...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300761/investigation-of-prevalence-of-free-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-stec-specific-bacteriophages-and-its-correlation-with-stec-bacterial-hosts-in-a-produce-growing-area-in-salinas-california
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Yen-Te Liao, Irwin A Quintela, Kimberly Nguyen, Alexandra Salvador, Michael B Cooley, Vivian C H Wu
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) causes approximately 265,000 illnesses and 3,600 hospitalizations annually and is highly associated with animal contamination due to the natural reservoir of ruminant gastrointestinal tracts. Free STEC-specific bacteriophages against STEC strains are also commonly isolated from fecal-contaminated environment. Previous studies have evaluated the correlation between the prevalence of STEC-specific bacteriophages and STEC strains to improve animal-associated environment. However, the similar information regarding free STEC-specific bacteriophages prevalence in produce growing area is lacking...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286298/simple-purification-of-nicotiana-benthamiana-produced-recombinant-colicins-high-yield-recovery-of-purified-proteins-with-minimum-alkaloid-content-supports-the-suitability-of-the-host-for-manufacturing-food-additives
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Anett Stephan, Simone Hahn-Löbmann, Fred Rosche, Mirko Buchholz, Anatoli Giritch, Yuri Gleba
Colicins are natural non-antibiotic bacterial proteins with a narrow spectrum but an extremely high antibacterial activity. These proteins are promising food additives for the control of major pathogenic Shiga toxin-producing E. coli serovars in meats and produce. In the USA, colicins produced in edible plants such as spinach and leafy beets have already been accepted by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as food-processing antibacterials through the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) regulatory review process...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284205/pathogenic-and-phylogenetic-characteristics-of-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-retail-meats-in-south-korea
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June Bong Lee, Dalmuri Han, Hyung Tae Lee, Seon Mi Wi, Jeong Hoon Park, Jeong Woo Jo, Young-Jae Cho, Tae-Wook Hahn, Sunjin Lee, Byunghak Kang, Hyo Sun Kwak, Jonghyun Kim, Jang Won Yoon
Herein, we report the pathogenic and phylogenetic characteristics of seven Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) isolates from 434 retail meats in Korea during 2006-2012. The experimental analyses revealed that all the isolates (i) were identified as non-O157 STEC, including O91:H14 (3 isolates), O121:H10 (2), O91:H21 (1), and O18:H20 (1), (ii) carried diverse Stx subtype genes (stx1, stx2c, stx2e, or stx1+stx2b) whose expression levels were varied strain by strain, and (iii) lacked the locus of enterocyte effacement (LEE) pathogenicity island, a major virulence factor of STEC, but possessed one or more alternative virulence genes encoding cytotoxins (Cdt and SubAB) and/or adhesins (Saa, Iha, and EcpA)...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279448/comparison-of-three-molecular-subtyping-methods-among-o157-and-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-isolates-from-japanese-cattle
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Hiromi Nakamura, Atsushi Iguchi, Tomofumi Maehara, Kyohei Fujiwara, Atsushi Fujiwara, Jun Ogasawara
To determine the infection source, route, and extent of outbreak, it is important to subtype Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) isolates belonging to the same serotype for clustering into clonally related groups. In this study, we compared three molecular subtyping methods, multi-locus sequence typing (MLST), pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and multiple-locus variable number of tandem repeat analysis (MLVA), using O157 and non-O157 STEC isolated from Japanese beef cattle. A total of 73 STEC isolates belonging to 9 O-serogroups were used...
December 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274486/tellurite-resistance-profiles-and-performance-of-different-chromogenic-agars-for-detection-of-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli
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Ruyue Fan, Xiangning Bai, Shanshan Fu, Yanmei Xu, Hui Sun, Hong Wang, Yanwen Xiong
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are globally important food-borne pathogens. The isolation of non-O157 STEC is a significant public health challenge due to the dramatic diversity of their phenotypes and genotypes. In the present study, 476 non-O157 STEC strains representing 95 different O-serogroups were used to evaluate tellurite resistance and the performance of 12 different chromogenic agars. Of 476 strains, only 108 (22.7%) strains showed the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) values for potassium tellurite being higher than 4μg/ml, and 96 (20...
December 17, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273508/prevalence-quantification-and-isolation-of-pathogenic-shiga-toxin-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-along-the-production-and-supply-chain-of-pork-around-hubei-province-of-china
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Sher Bahadar Khan, Geng Zou, Ran Xiao, Yuting Cheng, Zia Ur Rehman, Sher Ali, Atta Muhammad Memon, Shah Fahad, Irshad Ahmad, Rui Zhou
Shiga toxin Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 is an important zoonotic food borne pathogen causing gastroenteritis that may lead to life threatening hemorragic colitis (HC) and hemorrhagic uremic syndrome (HUS). 325 meat and tissue samples were tested for enumeration of O157:H7 strains using most probable number (MPN)-PCR targeting their specific genes flicH7 and rfbO157 followed by isolation, sereotyping and pathogenicity testing. The overall prevalence of O157:H7 was 41.3% (134/325) along the production and supply chain of pork (PSCP), being higher in supply chain (59%, 118/200) as compared to pig farms (12...
December 19, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261025/free-ranging-synanthropic-birds-ardea-alba-and-columba-livia-domestica-as-carriers-of-salmonella-spp-and-diarrheagenic-escherichia-coli-in-the-vicinity-of-an-urban-zoo
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Mirela C V de Oliveira, Beatriz Q Camargo, Marcos P V Cunha, Andre Becker Saidenberg, Rodrigo H F Teixeira, Carlos E C Matajira, Luisa Z Moreno, Vasco T M Gomes, Ana P G Christ, Mikaela R F Barbosa, Maria I Z Sato, Andrea M Moreno, Terezinha Knöbl
The presence of free-ranging urban birds is a risk factor for transmitting pathogens to captive animals and humans alike, including Salmonella spp. and diarrheagenic Escherichia coli. Cloacal swabs from 156 synanthropic Great egrets (Ardea alba) and feral pigeons (Columba livia domestica) that inhabit the surroundings of an urban zoo were processed for the identification of Salmonella spp. and diarrheagenic E. coli pathotypes. Bacterial species identification and genotypic characterization employed the matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry and PCR techniques, respectively, comparing their phylogenetic profiles through amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis...
December 20, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260747/-identification-of-shiga-toxin-in-patients-with-acute-intestinal-infections-in-the-presence-of-mono-and-mixed-o-antigens-of-pathogens
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O F Belaia, Yu V Yudina, E V Volchkova, O A Payevskaya, Yu A Belaya, N M Gyulazyan, S N Zuyevskaya
AIM: To investigate the time course of changes in the detection rates and levels of Shiga toxin antigen (STA) in their stool and middle-molecule circulating immune complexes (CICs) containing IgG (IgG CIC) in patients with acute intestinal infections (AIIs) in the presence of the body's circulation of mono- and mixed-LPS/O-antigens of intestinal pathogens. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 147 patients aged 15 to 55 years who had been hospitalized with AIIs were examined...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259822/efficacy-of-a-bovine-colostrum-and-egg-based-intervention-in-acute-childhood-diarrhoea-in-guatemala-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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James T Gaensbauer, Mario A Melgar, Diva M Calvimontes, Molly M Lamb, Edwin J Asturias, Ingrid L Contreras-Roldan, Samuel R Dominguez, Christine C Robinson, Stephen Berman
Background: Treatments for paediatric diarrhoeal disease are limited. We assessed the impact of a bovine colostrum and egg-based treatment designed to reduce diarrhoea duration through non-specific and pathogen-directed mechanisms in children. Methods: Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of PTM202, derived from bovine colostrum and hyperimmune hen's egg on the duration of acute diarrhoeal disease in Guatemalan children. PTM202 contains specific immunoglobulins that target rotavirus, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, Shiga toxin-producing E...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259142/correction-for-jandhyala-et-al-activation-of-the-classical-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-is-part-of-the-shiga-toxin-induced-ribotoxic-stress-response-and-may-contribute-to-shiga-toxin-induced-inflammation
#16
Dakshina M Jandhyala, Amrita Ahluwalia, Jennifer J Schimmel, Arlin B Rogers, John M Leong, Cheleste M Thorpe
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January 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248444/excitotoxicity-in-encephalopathy-associated-with-stec-o-157-infection
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Shigenobu Ishida, Kumi Yasukawa, Mai Koizumi, Katsuhiro Abe, Nozomi Hirai, Takafumi Honda, Hiroshi Sakuma, Hiroko Tada, Jun-Ichi Takanashi
Cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis of the severe complications of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection, such as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and acute encephalopathy. A 3-year-old boy with acute encephalopathy associated with STEC O-157 HUS showed increased levels of IL-6 and IL-10, which normalized after methylprednisolone pulse therapy, and additionally exhibited a transient increase of glutamine on MR spectroscopy. This finding suggests that excitotoxicity, in addition to hypercytokinemia, may play an important role in the pathogenesis of HUS encephalopathy...
December 13, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248018/an-outbreak-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-associated-with-contaminated-salad-leaves-epidemiological-genomic-and-food-trace-back-investigations
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A F W Mikhail, C Jenkins, T J Dallman, T Inns, A I C Martín, A Fox, P Cleary, R Elson, J Hawker
In August 2015, Public Health England detected an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serotype O157:H7 caused by contaminated salad leaves in a mixed leaf prepacked salad product from a national retailer. The implicated leaves were cultivated at five different farms and the zoonotic source of the outbreak strain was not determined. In March 2016, additional isolates from new cases were identified that shared a recent common ancestor with the outbreak strain. A case-case study involving the cases identified in 2016 revealed that ovine exposures were associated with illness (n = 16; AOR 8·24; 95% CI 1·55-39·74)...
December 17, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241687/mechanisms-of-carrier-formation-during-clathrin-independent-endocytosis
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Antonio P A Ferreira, Emmanuel Boucrot
Clathrin-independent endocytosis (CIE) mediates the cellular uptake of many extracellular ligands, receptors, and pathogens, including several life-threatening bacterial toxins and viruses. So far, our understanding of CIE carrier formation has lagged behind that of clathrin-coated vesicles. Impediments have been the imprecise definition of some CIE pathways, the lack of specific cargoes being transported and of exclusive cytosolic markers and regulators. Notwithstanding these limitations, three distinct molecular mechanisms by which CIE carriers form can be defined...
December 11, 2017: Trends in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236304/enterovirus-detection-in-patients-with-acute-gastroenteritis-in-switzerland
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Rainer Gosert, Ulrich Heininger, Hans H Hirsch
Acute gastroenteritis (GE) has a major impact on morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet comprehensive data regarding infectious agents including enteroviruses are scarce. We hypothesized that enteroviruses constitute a significant cause of acute GE. We analyzed 677 stool samples from 504 patients, which had been submitted for suspected infectious GE. 0.2 ml of stool suspension was extracted using the Abbott m2000 sp robot and analysed by multiplex nucleic acid testing (NAT) using the Luminex xTAG gastrointestinal pathogen panel (GPP) as well as by specific NATs detecting enteroviruses and polioviruses...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
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