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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934778/the-effect-of-early-use-of-supplemental-therapy-on-preventing-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiu-Fang Xing, Zhen-Feng Zhou, Feng-Jiang Zhang, Min Yan
BACKGROUND: Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is the most common and refractory complication of herpes zoster (HZ). Aggressive treatment of acute pain in HZ has the potential to prevent the development of PHN, but the preventive efficacy of supplemental therapy commonly used in clinical practice is controversial. OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to examine the efficacy of supplemental therapy in preventing PHN. STUDY DESIGN: A meta-analysis. SETTING: All of the selected studies are randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933622/risk-and-impact-of-herpes-zoster-on-patients-with-diabetes-a-population-based-study-2009-2014
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Cintia Muñoz-Quiles, Mónica López-Lacort, F Javier Ampudia-Blasco, Javier Díez-Domingo
AIMS: This study was designed to assess the impact of diabetes on the risk and severity of herpes zoster (HZ), and the impact of HZ on diabetes. It focused primarily on immunocompetent patients aged ≥ 50 years who would be eligible for preventive vaccination. METHODS: Using population and healthcare databases of Valencia Region (Spain), a retrospective cohort of all subjects ≥ 50 years was followed up between 2009 and 2014. HZ and diabetes were defined using ICD-9 codes...
September 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933221/neural-stem-cell-transplantation-is-associated-with-inhibition-of-apoptosis-bcl-xl-upregulation-and-recovery-of-neurological-function-in-a-rat-model-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Ai-Lan Pang, Liu-Lin Xiong, Qing-Jie Xia, Fen Liu, You-Cui Wang, Fei Liu, Piao Zhang, Bu-Liang Meng, Sheng Tan, Ting-Hua Wang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common disease that usually causes severe neurological damage, and current treatment is far from satisfactory. The neuroprotective effects of neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation in the injured nervous system have largely been known, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear, and their limited sources impede their clinical application. Here, we established a rat model of TBI by dropping a weight onto the cortical motor area of the brain and explored the effect of engrafted NSCs (passage 3, derived from the hippocampus of embryonic 12- to 14-d green fluorescent protein transgenic mice) on TBI rats...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932686/a-positive-rapid-strep-test-in-a-young-adult-with-acute-pharyngitis-be-careful-what-you-wish-for
#4
Burke A Cunha
In young adults with acute pharyngitis, the main differential diagnosis is between GAS pharyngitis, EBV infectious mononucleosis, or other causes of viral pharyngitis. A positive RST does not differentiate GAS colonization from infection as is well illustrated by this case. Laboratory test results must be interpreted in the appropriate clinical context to be diagnostically meaningful. The RST only detects group A streptococci, but does not, of itself, implicate a causative role in the patient's pharyngitis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932612/concomitant-intravitreal-ganciclovir-and-dexamethasone-therapy-in-the-management-of-acute-retinal-necrosis-in-a-patient-previously-treated-with-oral-famciclovir
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Chirag V Patel, Kamal Kishore
Several treatments have been reported for acute retinal necrosis (ARN). We report a case of treatment with intravitreal injection of ganciclovir and dexamethasone in addition to oral valacyclovir in a patient who was previously treated with oral famciclovir for ipsilateral herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO).
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932137/role-of-herpesviruses-in-chronic-periodontitis-and-their-association-with-clinical-parameters-and-in-increasing-severity-of-the-disease
#6
Mohammad Mukhit Abdul Gaffar Kazi, Renu Bharadwaj
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the role of herpesviruses in chronic periodontitis and their association with clinical parameters and in increasing severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective case-control study. Ethical approval and prior consent were taken. A subgingival plaque sample was collected from a total of 300 patients and 300 controls and processed for DNA extraction and multiplex polymerase chain reaction for detection of herpesviruses...
July 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931680/molecular-evolution-of-herpes-simplex-virus-2-complete-genomes-comparison-between-primary-and-recurrent-infections
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Miguel A Minaya, Travis Jensen, Johannes Goll, Maria Korom, Sree H Datla, Robert B Belshe, Lynda A Morrison
Herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 and -2 are large, double-stranded DNA viruses that cause lifelong persistent infections characterized by periods of quiescence and recurrent disease. How HSV evolves within an infected individual experiencing multiple episodes of reactivation over time is not known. We determined genome sequences of viruses isolated from two subjects in the Herpevac Trial for Women who experienced primary HSV-2 genital disease and compared them with sequences of viruses isolated from the subsequent fifth or sixth episode of recurrent disease in the same individuals...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931225/persistent-herpesvirus-infections-and-telomere-attrition-over-3-years-in-the-whitehall-ii-cohort
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Jennifer B Dowd, Jos A Bosch, Andrew Steptoe, Bamini Jayabalasingham, Jue Lin, Robert Yolken, Allison E Aiello
The determinants of telomere attrition, a potential marker of cellular aging, are not well understood. Persistent herpesvirus infections including cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection may be particularly important for telomere dynamics via mechanisms such as inflammation, oxidative stress, and their impact on peripheral blood lymphocyte composition. This study examined the association of 4 human herpesviruses (CMV, herpes simplex virus type 1, human herpesvirus type 6, and Epstein-Barr virus) with change in leukocyte telomere length (LTL) over 3 years in 400 healthy individuals (aged 53-76 years) from the Whitehall II cohort...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930847/guillain-barr%C3%A3-like-axonal-polyneuropathy-associated-with-toscana-virus-infection-a-case-report
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Eugenia Rota, Nicola Morelli, Paolo Immovilli, Paola De Mitri, Donata Guidetti
RATIONALE: Numerous cases of post-infectious Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) have been reported in the literature. Toscana virus (TOSV) is an arthropod-borne emerging pathogen in the Mediterranean area. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 40-year-old male patient was admitted to hospital for acute facial weakness, associated to numbness paraesthesias at lower and upper limbs. The neurological examination revealed facial diplegia and reduced tendon reflexes. The nerve conduction studies documented an acute motor and sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN); the lumbar puncture detected albuminocytologic dissociation...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929964/-investigation-of-bacterial-and-viral-etiology-in-community-acquired-central-nervous-system-infections-with-molecular-methods
#10
Hasip Kahraman, Alper Tünger, Şebnem Şenol, Hörü Gazi, Meltem Avcı, Bahar Örmen, Nesrin Türker, Sabri Atalay, Şükran Köse, Sercan Ulusoy, Meltem Işıkgöz Taşbakan, Oğuz Reşat Sipahi, Tansu Yamazhan, Zeynep Gülay, Sema Alp Çavuş, Hüsnü Pullukçu
In this multicenter prospective cohort study, it was aimed to evaluate the bacterial and viral etiology in community-acquired central nervous system infections by standart bacteriological culture and multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods. Patients hospitalized with central nervous system infections between April 2012 and February 2014 were enrolled in the study. Demographic and clinical information of the patients were collected prospectively. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples of the patients were examined by standart bacteriological culture methods, bacterial multiplex PCR (Seeplex meningitis-B ACE Detection (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, Listeria monocytogenes, Group B streptococci) and viral multiplex PCR (Seeplex meningitis-V1 ACE Detection kits herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV1), herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV2), varicella zoster virus (VZV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and human herpes virus 6 (HHV6)) (Seeplex meningitis-V2 ACE Detection kit (enteroviruses))...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928148/genome-wide-engineering-of-an-infectious-clone-of-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-using-synthetic-genomics-assembly-methods
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Lauren M Oldfield, Peter Grzesik, Alexander A Voorhies, Nina Alperovich, Derek MacMath, Claudia D Najera, Diya Sabrina Chandra, Sanjana Prasad, Vladimir N Noskov, Michael G Montague, Robert M Friedman, Prashant J Desai, Sanjay Vashee
Here, we present a transformational approach to genome engineering of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), which has a large DNA genome, using synthetic genomics tools. We believe this method will enable more rapid and complex modifications of HSV-1 and other large DNA viruses than previous technologies, facilitating many useful applications. Yeast transformation-associated recombination was used to clone 11 fragments comprising the HSV-1 strain KOS 152 kb genome. Using overlapping sequences between the adjacent pieces, we assembled the fragments into a complete virus genome in yeast, transferred it into an Escherichia coli host, and reconstituted infectious virus following transfection into mammalian cells...
September 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927887/epidermal-overexpression-of-xenobiotic-receptor-pxr-impairs-the-epidermal-barrier-and-triggers-th2-immune-response
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Andreas Elentner, Matthias Schmuth, Nikolaos Yannoutsos, Thomas O Eichmann, Robert Gruber, Franz Pw Radner, Martin Hermann, Barbara Del Frari, Sandrine Dubrac
The skin is in daily contact with environmental pollutants, but the long-term effects of such exposure remain under-investigated. Many of these toxins bind and activate the pregnane x receptor (PXR), a ligand-activated transcription factor that regulates genes central to xenobiotic metabolism. The objective of this work was to investigate the effect of constitutive activation of PXR in the basal layer of the skin to mimic repeated skin exposure to noxious molecules. We designed a transgenic mouse model which overexpresses the human PXR gene linked to the herpes simplex VP16 domain under the control of the keratin 14 promoter...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927502/ulcerating-herpes-simplex-infection
#13
Joachim Dissemond, Uwe Hillen, Stefan Esser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 4, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927283/proposed-anti-hsv-compounds-isolated-from-simira-species
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Jessica F Cavalcanti, Marcelo F de Araujo, Priscila B Gonçalves, Nelilma C Romeiro, Maria T Villela Romanos, Ivo J Curcino Vieira, Raimundo Braz-Filho, Mário G de Carvalho
Secondary metabolites isolated from Simira eleiezeriana and Simira glaziovii were evaluated against herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) and (HSV-2). The 50% effective concentrations values (EC50) were calculated from the dose-response curve and the selectivity index (SI) against the virus. The physicochemical data LogP, (PSA), (NRB), (HBA) and (HBD) were obtained using Marvin Sketch. Among the tested compounds, conipheraldeyde, harman and simirane A showed better results with EC50 6.39; 4.90; 4.61 µg/mL and SI 78...
September 19, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927006/emerging-roles-of-heparanase-in-viral-pathogenesis
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Neel Thakkar, Tejabhiram Yadavalli, Dinesh Jaishankar, Deepak Shukla
Heparan sulfate (HS) is ubiquitously expressed on mammalian cells. It is a polysaccharide that binds growth factors, cytokines, and chemokines, and thereby controls several important physiological functions. Ironically, many human pathogens including viruses interact with it for adherence to host cells. HS functions can be regulated by selective modifications and/or selective cleavage of the sugar chains from the cell surface. In mammals, heparanase (HPSE) is the only known enzyme capable of regulating HS functions via a selective endoglycosidase activity that cleaves polymeric HS chains at internal sites...
September 18, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926748/association-between-infection-burden-and-adult-height
#16
Dawson W Hedges, Andrew N Berrett, Lance D Erickson, Bruce L Brown, Shawn D Gale
Although highly heritable, adult height is also associated with numerous environmental factors, including exposure to infection. Particularly in developing regions of the world, infection burden appears to slow growth during childhood. Using a large database representative of the US population, we examined associations between adult height and leg length and an infection-burden index based on past exposure to Toxocara species, Toxoplasmosis gondii, cytomegalovirus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, herpes simplex virus 1, and herpes simplex virus 2...
September 2, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926459/disseminated-cutaneous-herpes-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
Melissa Nobrega Vasques de Freitas, Mariana Ortega Perez, Thaís Carvalho Barboza, Maria Lourdes Peris Barbo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924117/successful-treatment-of-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-1-associated-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-hlh-with-acyclovir-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Tomohiro Yabushita, Satoshi Yoshioka, Yusuke Koba, Yuichirou Ono, Nobuhiro Hiramoto, Sumie Tabata, Munehiro Itou, Norio Shimizu, Keisuke Tomii, Takayuki Ishikawa
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) associated with herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 infection (HSV-1-HLH) is uncommon and is potentially fatal without appropriate treatment. We herein report the case of an adult patient with HSV-1-HLH who was successfully treated with acyclovir. A 69-year-old man developed fever, pancytopenia and liver enzyme elevation after the resolution of pneumonia. These findings and the presence of hemophagocytosis in the patient's bone marrow were consistent with a diagnosis of HLH...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923503/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-detects-bilateral-changes-of-corneal-immune-cells-and-nerves-in-unilateral-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus
#19
Bernardo M Cavalcanti, Andrea Cruzat, Afsun Sahin, Deborah Pavan-Langston, Eric Samayoa, Pedram Hamrah
PURPOSE: To analyze bilateral corneal immune cell and nerve alterations in patients with unilateral herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) by laser in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) and their correlation with corneal sensation and clinical findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective, cross-sectional, controlled single-center study. Twenty-four eyes of 24 HZO patients and their contralateral clinically unaffected eyes and normal controls (n = 24) were included...
September 15, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923026/dementia-and-cognitive-disorder-identified-at-a-forensic-psychiatric-examination-a-study-from-sweden
#20
Anette Ekström, Marianne Kristiansson, Karin Sparring Björkstén
BACKGROUND: Few studies have addressed the relationship between dementia and crime. We conducted a study of persons who got a primary or secondary diagnosis of dementia or cognitive disorder in a forensic psychiatric examination. METHODS: In Sweden, annually about 500 forensic psychiatric examinations are carried out. All cases from 2008 to 2010 with the diagnoses dementia or cognitive disorder were selected from the database of the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine...
September 18, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
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