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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921085/effects-of-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-on-implantation-and-pregnancy-in-repeated-implantation-failure-a-pilot-study
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Leila Nazari, Saghar Salehpour, Sedighe Hoseini, Shahrzad Zadehmodarres, Ladan Ajori
BACKGROUND: Repeated implantation failure (RIF) is a major challenge in reproductive medicine and despite several methods that have been described for management, there is little consensus on the most effective one. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma in improvement of pregnancy rate in RIF patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty women with a history of RIF who were candidates for frozen-thawed embryo transfer were recruited in this study...
October 2016: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919693/performance-evaluation-of-xpert-mtb-rif-in-a-moderate-tuberculosis-incidence-compared-with-taqman-mtb-and-trcrapid-m-tb
#2
Kazunari Tsuyuguchi, Hideaki Nagai, Kenji Ogawa, Tomoshige Matsumoto, Kozo Morimoto, Akiko Takaki, Satoshi Mitarai
Xpert MTB/RIF is an automated nucleic acid amplification test (NAT) that can detect the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) in clinical specimens as well as rifampicin (RIF) resistance resulting from rpoB mutation. Despite its high sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) with or without RIF resistance, the clinical performance of the test is variable. In this study, we evaluated the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF in a setting of moderate TB burden and high medical resources...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918128/mulberroside-a-suppresses-pxr-mediated-transactivation-and-gene-expression-of-p-gp-in-ls174t-cells
#3
Yuhua Li, Ling Huang, Jiahong Sun, Xiaohua Wei, Jinhua Wen, Guoping Zhong, Min Huang, Huichang Bi
Mulberroside A (Mul A) is the main bioactive constituents of Sangbaipi, which is officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. The pregnane X receptor (PXR) has been recognized as the critical mediator of human P-glycoprotein (P-gp) gene transactivation. In this study, the effect of Mul A on PXR-mediated transactivation and gene expression of P-gp was investigated. It was found that Mul A significantly suppressed PXR-mediated P-gp luciferase activity induced by rifampicin (Rif). Furthermore, Rif induced an elevation of P-gp expression and transport activity, which was apparently suppressed by Mul A...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916487/evaluation-of-hepatoprotective-potential-of-erythrina-indica-leaves-against-antitubercular-drugs-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-experimental-rats
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Mohd Mujahid, Talib Hussain, Hefazat Hussain Siddiqui, Arshad Hussain
BACKGROUND: Erythrina indica Lam. traditionally used in the treatment of laxative, diuretic, worm infestation, liver ailment and joints pain. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the antihepatotoxic potential of Erythrina indica against isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF) induced hepatotoxicity in rats. METHODS AND MATERIAL: Liver toxicity was induced by antitubercular drugs (INH+ RIF) at dose level of 50 mg/kg each, p.o for 28 days. 50% methanolic extract of Erythrina indica (100 and 200 mg/kg) were administered orally once daily for 28 days...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915038/intrauterine-administration-of-hcg-activated-autologous-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-pbmc-promotes-live-birth-rates-in-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-cycles-of-patients-with-repeated-implantation-failure
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Saijiao Li, Jing Wang, Yan Cheng, Danni Zhou, Tailang Yin, Wangming Xu, Nan Yu, Jing Yang
Recurrent implantation failure refers to unsuccessful implantation after repeated transfers of morphologically good quality embryos into a normal uterus. Recently, accumulating evidence has suggested that local immune cells at the implantation site have actively contributed to embryo implantation. Our aim was to study the effects of intrauterine administration of hCG-activated autologous human PBMC on clinical pregnancy, implantation rates and live birth rate of patients who received frozen/thawed embryo transfer...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913043/evaluation-of-the-genexpert-mtb-rif-assay-on-extrapulmonary-and-respiratory-samples-other-than%C3%A2-sputum-a-low-burden-country-experience
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Sushil Pandey, Jacob Congdon, Bradley McInnes, Alina Pop, Christopher Coulter
The aim of this study was to assess the performance of the GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay on extrapulmonary (EP) and respiratory (non-sputum) clinical samples of patients suspected of having tuberculosis (TB) from Queensland, Australia. A total of 269 EP and respiratory (non-sputum) clinical samples collected from Qld patients who were suspected of having TB were subjected to the GeneXpert MTB/RIF analysis, Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) staining, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) culture and drug susceptibility testing. Phenotypic and genotypic data were compared...
November 29, 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910711/endometrial-injury-for-rif-patients-undergoing-ivf-icsi-a-prospective-nonrandomized-controlled-trial
#7
Charalampos Siristatidis, Maria Kreatsa, Nikoleta Koutlaki, George Galazios, Vasileios Pergialiotis, Nikolaos Papantoniou
To evaluate the effect of endometrial injury on clinical outcomes in subfertile women with repeated implantation failures (RIF) undergoing assisted reproduction. In this prospective nonrandomized controlled trial, 103 subfertile women with RIF were included. Fifty-one underwent endometrial injury through hysteroscopy in the early follicular phase of the previous cycle and 52 underwent the standard protocol without any intervention. Live birth and miscarriage were the primary outcomes. Clinical and in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle characteristics, were also compared between groups...
December 2, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903459/true-rifampicin-resistance-missed-by-the-mgit-prevalence-of-this-pheno-genotype-in-the-uk-and-ireland-after-18-month-surveillance
#8
Ximena Gonzalo, Pauline Claxton, Tim Brown, Lorraine Montgomery, Margaret Fitzgibbon, Ian Laurenson, Francis Drobniewski
OBJECTIVES: To characterise rifampicin resistant strains missed by the MGIT 960 system but not by egg-based media in the UK and Ireland and to ascertain their prevalence. METHODS: All strains sent for second line susceptibility testing were prospectively collected. Drug Susceptibility Testing was performed by Resistance Ratio (RR), Proportion Method (PM), MGIT 960 and MIC determination by microdilution. Rifampicin resistance conferring mutations were detected with line probe assays and sequencing...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898665/extending-contact-tracing-into-the-community-within-a-50-metre-radius-of-an-index-tuberculosis-patient-using-xpert-mtb-rif-in-urban-pakistan-did-it-increase-case-detection
#9
Razia Fatima, Ejaz Qadeer, Aashifa Yaqoob, Mahboob Ul Haq, Suman S Majumdar, Hemant D Shewade, Robert Stevens, Jacob Creswell, Nasir Mahmood, Ajay M V Kumar
BACKGROUND: Currently, only 62% of incident tuberculosis (TB) cases are reported to the national programme in Pakistan. Several innovative interventions are being recommended to detect the remaining 'missed' TB cases. One such intervention involved expanding contact investigation to the community using the Xpert MTB/RIF test. METHODS: This was a before and after intervention study involving retrospective record review. Passive case finding and household contact investigation was routinely done in the pre-intervention period July 2011-June 2013...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895008/de-novo-emergence-of-genetically-resistant-mutants-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-from-the-persistence-phase-cells-formed-against-antituberculosis-drugs-in-vitro
#10
Jees Sebastian, Sharmada Swaminath, Rashmi Ravindran Nair, Kishor Jakkala, Atul Pradhan, Parthasarathi Ajitkumar
Bacterial persisters are a subpopulation of cells that can tolerate lethal concentrations of antibiotics. However, the possibility of the emergence of genetically resistant mutants from antibiotic persister cell population, upon continued exposure to lethal concentrations of antibiotics, remained unexplored. In the present study, we found that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) cells exposed continuously to lethal concentrations of rifampicin (RIF) or moxifloxacin (MXF) for prolonged durations showed killing, RIF/MXF persistence, and regrowth phases...
November 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891336/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-beijing-genotype-in-western-iran-distribution-and-drug-resistance
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Parviz Mohajeri, Sakineh Moradi, Sara Atashi, Abbas Farahani
INTRODUCTION: Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype is gaining importance all over the world because this genotype is highly prevalent in several areas and is also frequently associated with drug resistance. AIM: To identify and determine the frequency of Beijing genotype and mix infection with Beijing and non-Beijing in west of Iran and analyse the association between Beijing genotype and drug resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 146 Tuberculosis (TB) samples collected at the TB reference laboratory in Kermanshah west of Iran from January 2014 to February 2015, Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from sputum samples, detected by microcopy, biochemical tests and solid culture were included and then the confirmed samples with Cepheid Xpert MTB/RIF assay were subjected to drug susceptibility tests for rifampicin, isoniazid, ethambutol using proportional method...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874159/evaluation-of-genexpert-mtb-rif-for-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-and-rpo-b-gene-in-respiratory-and-non-respiratory-clinical-specimens-at-a-tertiary-care-teaching-hospital-in-saudi-arabia
#12
Ali M Somily, Mazin A Barry, Hanan A Habib, Fawzia E Alotaibi, Fahad A Al-Zamil, Mohammed A Khan, Mohammed S Sarwar, Nawab D Bakhash, Abdulkarim A Alrabiaah, Zahid A Shakoor, Abiola C Senok
To assess the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF, an automated molecular test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and resistance to rifampin (RIF), against smear microscopy and culture method for diagnosis of MTB infection. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 103 respiratory and 137 non-respiratory patient specimens suspected of tuberculosis at King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia performed between April 2014 and March 2015. Each sample underwent smear microscopy, mycobacterial culture, and GeneXpert MTB/RIF test...
December 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867481/temporal-variation-in-the-response-of-tumors-to-hyperoxia-with-breathing-carbogen-and-oxygen
#13
Hua-Gang Hou, Nadeem Khan, Gai-Xin Du, Sassan Hodge, Harold M Swartz
The effect of hyperoxygenation with carbogen (95% O2 + 5% CO2) and 100% oxygen inhalation on partial pressure of oxygen (pO2) of radiation-induced fibrosarcoma (RIF-1) tumor was investigated. RIF-1 tumors were innoculated in C3H mice, and aggregates of oximetry probe, lithium phthalocyanine (LiPc), was implanted in each tumor. A baseline tumor pO2 was measured by electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) oximetry for 20 minutes in anesthetized mice breathing 30% O2 and then the gas was switched to carbogen or 100 % oxygen for 60 minutes...
July 2016: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866961/paradoxical-results-of-two-automated-real-time-pcr-assays-in-the-diagnosis-of-pleural-tuberculosis
#14
Soraya E Morales-López, Jayr A Yepes, Irina Anzola, Hernán Aponte, Claudia R Llerena-Polo
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of worldwide mortality. We report the case of a non-HIV-infected woman with clinical suspicion of pleural tuberculosis and contradictory results between Xpert(®) MTB/RIF and Abbott RealTime MTB assays from pleural fluid specimen. Liquid and solid cultures for tuberculosis were performed with negative results. The patient received treatment, and clinical improvement was observed. Both techniques detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, but they have different targets and limits of detection...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865404/formulation-studies-of-inha-inhibitors-and-combination-therapy-to-improve-efficacy-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#15
Susan E Knudson, Jason E Cummings, Gopal R Bommineni, Pan Pan, Peter J Tonge, Richard A Slayden
Previously, structure-based drug design was used to develop substituted diphenyl ethers with potency against the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) enoyl-ACP reductase (InhA), however, the highly lipophilic centroid compound, SB-PT004, lacked sufficient efficacy in the acute murine Mtb infection model. A next generation series of compounds were designed with improved specificity, potency against InhA, and reduced cytotoxicity in vitro, but these compounds also had limited solubility. Accordingly, solubility and pharmacokinetics studies were performed to develop formulations for this class and other experimental drug candidates with high logP values often encountered in drug discovery...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865403/propidium-monoazide-and-xpert-mtb-rif-to-quantify-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cells
#16
Xavier A Kayigire, Sven O Friedrich, Miriam N Karinja, Lize van der Merwe, Neil A Martinson, Andreas H Diacon
Propidium monoazide (PMA) penetrates non-viable cells with compromised membranes. PMA has been proposed to improve the specificity of Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) for the detection of viable Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This study assessed the effect of PMA on Xpert cycle thresholds (CT) of M. tuberculosis made non-viable under antibiotic pressure. In vitro, we measured the difference between CT with and without PMA (ΔCT) in liquid cultures treated with one of six anti-tuberculosis drugs (isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol, streptomycin, moxifloxacin) and found significant ΔCT only with isoniazid and ethambutol for pan-susceptible M...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865383/analytical-and-clinical-performance-characteristics-of-the-abbott-realtime-mtb-rif-inh-resistance-an-assay-for-the-detection-of-rifampicin-and-isoniazid-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-pulmonary-specimens
#17
Joshua Kostera, Gregor Leckie, Ning Tang, John Lampinen, Magdalena Szostak, Klara Abravaya, Hong Wang
Clinical management of drug-resistant tuberculosis patients continues to present significant challenges to global health. To tackle these challenges, the Abbott RealTime MTB RIF/INH Resistance assay was developed to accelerate the diagnosis of rifampicin and/or isoniazid resistant tuberculosis to within a day. This article summarizes the performance of the Abbott RealTime MTB RIF/INH Resistance assay; including reliability, analytical sensitivity, and clinical sensitivity/specificity as compared to Cepheid GeneXpert MTB/RIF version 1...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865380/highly-sensitive-sequence-specific-qpcr-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-in-respiratory-specimens
#18
Jennifer L Reed, Zachary J Walker, Debby Basu, Veronica Allen, Mark P Nicol, David M Kelso, Sally M McFall
Nucleic acid amplification tests for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) detection from sputum are highly sensitive and specific with smear microscopy positive specimens, but their sensitivity with smear-negative/culture-positive specimens is much lower; therefore, these tests cannot rule out a tuberculosis diagnosis. Co-extraction of PCR inhibitors may be a cause of decreased test sensitivity. Here the design and early validation of a MTB screening assay with sample preparation and qPCR methods designed to specifically address this diagnostic gap is reported...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865234/rapid-detection-of-extensively-drug-resistant-xdr-tb-strains-from-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-mdr-tb-cases-isolated-from-smear-negative-pulmonary-samples-in-an-intermediate-reference-laboratory-in-india
#19
Himanshu Vashistha, M Hanif, Sanjeev Saini, Ashwani Khanna, Srashty Sharma, Zeeshan Sidiq, Vasim Ahmed, Manoj Dubey, K K Chopra, Divya Shrivastava
BACKGROUND: Direct sputum smear microscopy is commonly used for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB). The objectives of the study were first, to determine the recovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in smear-negative sputum samples through liquid culture (using MGIT 960) and solid culture (using LJ slant) and second, to screen multidrug-resistant isolates through line probe assay and further third, to identify XDR isolates through MGIT second-line DST from these positive MDR cultures in Delhi region...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862684/injury-to-the-endometrium-prior-to-the-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-cycle-improves-pregnancy-rates-in-patients-with-repeated-implantation-failure
#20
Emiko Kanazawa, Akira Nakashima, Koji Yonemoto, Misako Otsuka, Naomi Yoshioka, Takeshi Kuramoto, Hiroshi Mitao, Hiroto Imaishi, Kan Komai, Kimio Ushijima
AIM: This retrospective cohort study evaluated the effectiveness of injury to the endometrium prior to the frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) cycle in patients with repeated implantation failure (RIF) in our clinic. METHODS: Included in this study were 173 patients, aged ≤ 41 years, who failed to become pregnant after repeating fair and/or good embryo transfer more than twice between February 2012 and February 2015. The patients were divided into three groups: Group A (n = 38) underwent soft curettage to the endometrium twice, prior to the FET cycle; Group B (n = 45) underwent hysteroscopy prior to the FET cycle, with no significant factors, such as endometrial polyp; and Group C (n = 90) was the no-treatment group...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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