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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523980/diverse-endometrial-mrna-signatures-during-the-window-of-implantation-in-patients-with-repeated-implantation-failure
#1
Cheng Shi, Hong Jing Han, Li Juan Fan, Jing Guan, Xing Bang Zheng, Xi Chen, Rong Liang, Xiao Wei Zhang, Kun Kun Sun, Qing Hua Cui, Huan Shen
High endometrial receptivity in the window of implantation (WOI) is essential for successful implantation. However, a diagnostic tool with high specificity for impaired endometrial receptivity remains to be developed. We collected endometrium specimens during the WOI from patients with RIF and women who conceived after one IVF/ICSI attempt. We conducted mRNA microarray on the samples followed by relevant comparative and functional analysis. Microarray analysis revealed 357 dysregulated mRNAs between the two groups...
May 19, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523429/kir-lilrb-and-their-ligands-genes-as-potential-biomarkers-in-recurrent-implantation-failure
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REVIEW
Izabela Nowak, Karolina Wilczyńska, Jacek R Wilczyński, Andrzej Malinowski, Paweł Radwan, Michał Radwan, Piotr Kuśnierczyk
Reproductive failure in humans is a very important social and economic problem, because nowadays women decide to conceive later in life and delay motherhood. Unfortunately, with increasing age they have less chance for natural fertilization and maintenance of pregnancy. Many of them need assisted reproductive technology. Approximately 10% of women after in vitro fertilization-embryo transfers experience recurrent implantation failure (RIF). Multiple factors may contribute to RIF, including oocyte and sperm quality, parental chromosomal anomalies, genetic or metabolic abnormalities of the embryo, poor uterine receptivity, immunological disturbances in the implantation site, and some gynecologic pathologies such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, hydrosalpinx and endometrial polyps...
May 18, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522948/evaluation-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-performance-in-the-diagnosis-of-abdominal-tuberculosis
#3
Suraj Kumar, Sawan Bopanna, Saurabh Kedia, Pratap Mouli, Rajan Dhingra, Rajesh Padhan, Mikashmi Kohli, Jigyasa Chaubey, Rohini Sharma, Prasenjit Das, S Dattagupta, Govind Makharia, S K Sharma, Vineet Ahuja
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The use of genetic probes for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) has been well described. However, the role of these assays in the diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis is unclear. We therefore assessed the diagnostic utility of the Xpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis/rifampicin (MTB/RIF) assay, and estimated the prevalence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB in the Indian population. METHODS: Of 99 patients recruited, 37 had intestinal TB; two control groups comprised 43 with Crohn's disease (CD) and 19 with irritable bowel syndrome...
April 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516818/the-changing-epidemiology-of-spinal-tuberculosis-the-influence-of-international-immigration-in-catalonia-1993-2014
#4
M Peghin, D Rodriguez-Pardo, A Sanchez-Montalva, F Pellisé, A Rivas, T Tortola, J Aguilar, B Almirante, C Pigrau
The overall incidence of spinal tuberculosis (TB) appears to be stable or declining in most European countries, but with an increasing proportion of cases in the foreign-born populations. We performed a retrospective observational study (1993-2014), including all cases of spinal TB diagnosed at a Barcelona hospital to assess the epidemiological changes. Fifty-four episodes (48·1% males, median age 52 years) of spinal TB were diagnosed. The percentage of foreign-born residents with spinal TB increased from 14% to 45·2% in the last 10 years (P = 0·017)...
May 18, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512853/derivation-and-validation-of-the-append-score-an-acute-appendicitis-clinical-prediction-rule
#5
Hinetamatea Mikaere, Irene Zeng, Melanie Lauti, Malsha Kularatna, Andrew D MacCormick
BACKGROUND: Although many clinical prediction rules (CPRs) for appendicitis exist, none have been developed for a New Zealand population presenting with right iliac fossa (RIF) pain. The aim of this study was to derive and validate an appendicitis CPR for our population. METHOD: This is a retrospective review of all patients from December 2010 to February 2012 of at least 15 years of age presenting to the general surgery service with RIF pain. Patient data were divided into derivation and validation groups...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511895/diagnostic-performance-of-anyplex-ii-mtb-mdr-xdr-for-detection-of-resistance-to-first-and-second-line-drugs-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#6
F Pérez-García, M J Ruiz-Serrano, P López Roa, Fermín Acosta, Laura Pérez-Lago, D García-De-Viedma, E Bouza
PURPOSE: Genotypic methods have considerably improved the diagnosis of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis. One of these tests is Anyplex II MTB/MDR/XDR (Anyplex). Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of this multiplex PCR. METHODS: We conducted our study on 47 MDR tuberculosis and 14 pan-susceptible strains. We evaluated the ability of Anyplex to detect resistance mutations in rpoB (rifampin [RIF]), katG and inhA (isoniazid [INH]), gyrA (fluoroquinolones [FLQ]), and rrs and eis (aminoglycosides [AMG])...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511780/anti-mycobacterium-avium-complex-activity-of-clarithromycin-rifampin-rifabutin-and-ethambutol-in-combination-with-adenosine-5-triphosphate
#7
Yutaka Tatano, Seiko Yamabe, Chiaki Sano, Haruaki Tomioka
We previously reported that adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) inhibited the growth of various bacteria, including mycobacteria, Staphylococcus, and Pseudomonas, without damaging bacterial surface structures. Notably, ATP's antibacterial activity was found to be attributable to its iron-chelating ability. ATP exhibited combined effects with some antimicrobials against Mycobacterium intracellulare and methicillin-resistant S. aureus, suggesting its usefulness as an adjunctive drug in the chemotherapy against certain intractable infections...
May 2, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508475/functional-properties-of-peripheral-cd8-%C3%A2-t-cells-in-patients-with-repeated-implantation-failure
#8
Biao Yin, Yong Zeng, Tonghua Wu, Shuyi Yu, Jian Xu, Su Liu, Lianghui Diao, Zhenfu Zhao, Desheng Liang, Yuye Li
CD8(+) T cells are the main candidates to recognize and respond to fetal HLA-C at the fetal-maternal interface, but data on the amount of peripheral CD8(+) T cells and their functions during the window of implantation in recurrent implantation failure (RIF) patients are limited. Peripheral blood was obtained from 56 women with RIF and 16 fertile women in the mid-luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, and the CD8(+) T cells were determined by FACS analysis. No statistical differences in the proportion of peripheral CD8(+) T cells were observed among the women with RIF and the control group...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501582/molecular-detection-of-rifampicin-resistance-by-genexpert-%C3%A2-assay-among-treated-and-untreated-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients-from-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan
#9
Hazir Rahman, Shakir Ullah Khan, Muhamamd Amjad Khan, Muhammad Qasim, Abdul Jabbar, Sadiq Noor, Zakir Khan, Taj Ali Khan, Mubbashir Hussain, Noor Muhammad, Nawab Ali
OBJECTIVES: Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is an emerging health problem. Rifampicin (RIF) is the major first-line drug against TB. RIF resistance can be used as a marker for the detection of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). The purpose of this study was to determine the RIF resistance pattern of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates among treated and untreated patients in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. METHODS: A total of 349 drug-treated and untreated TB-diagnosed patients were enrolled in this study...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501491/diagnostic-usefulness-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-for-detection-of-tuberculous-meningitis-using-cerebrospinal-fluid
#10
Syed Beenish Rufai, Amit Singh, Jitendra Singh, Parveen Kumar, Manimuthu Mani Sankar, Sarman Singh
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most severe form of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) due to association of diseases with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Diagnosis continues to be a clinical challenge as microbiological confirmation is rare and time consuming resulting in delayed treatment. Xpert MTB/RIF assay is a rapid and simple test, which has been endorsed by World Health Organization as an initial diagnostic test for the diagnosis of TBM. However, evidence still lacks for its performance on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for the diagnosis of TBM especially from India...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499418/early-morning-urine-collection-to-improve-urinary-lateral-flow-lam-assay-sensitivity-in-hospitalised-patients-with-hiv-tb-co-infection
#11
Phindile Gina, Philippa J Randall, Tapuwa E Muchinga, Anil Pooran, Richard Meldau, Jonny G Peter, Keertan Dheda
BACKGROUND: Urine LAM testing has been approved by the WHO for use in hospitalised patients with advanced immunosuppression. However, sensitivity remains suboptimal. We therefore examined the incremental diagnostic sensitivity of early morning urine (EMU) versus random urine sampling using the Determine® lateral flow lipoarabinomannan assay (LF-LAM) in HIV-TB co-infected patients. METHODS: Consenting HIV-infected inpatients, screened as part of a larger prospective randomized controlled trial, that were treated for TB, and could donate matched random and EMU samples were included...
May 12, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490246/evaluation-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-children-with-presumed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-papua-new-guinea
#12
Sharon Kasa Tom, Henry Welch, Cornelia Kilalang, Nakapi Tefuarani, John Vince, Evelyn Lavu, Karen Johnson, Ruth Magaye, Trevor Duke
BACKGROUND: The Gene Xpert MTB/ RIF assay (Xpert) is used for rapid, simultaneous detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and rifampicin resistance. This study examined the accuracy of Xpert in children with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). METHODS: Children admitted to Port Moresby General Hospital with suspected PTB were prospectively enrolled between September 2014 and March 2015. They were classified into probable, possible and TB-unlikely groups...
May 11, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489488/radiation-induced-fibrosis-mechanisms-and-opportunities-to-mitigate-report-of-an-nci-workshop-september-19-2016
#13
Deborah E Citrin, Pataje G S Prasanna, Amanda J Walker, Michael L Freeman, Iris Ekea, Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, Molykutty J Arankalayil, Eric P Cohen, Ruth C Wilkins, Mansoor M Ahmed, Mitchell S Anscher, Benjamin Movsas, Jeffrey C Buchsbaum, Marc S Mendonca, Thomas A Wynn, C Norman Coleman
A workshop entitled "Radiation-Induced Fibrosis: Mechanisms and Opportunities to Mitigate" (held in Rockville, MD, September 19, 2016) was organized by the Radiation Research Program and Radiation Oncology Branch of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), to identify critical research areas and directions that will advance the understanding of radiation-induced fibrosis (RIF) and accelerate the development of strategies to mitigate or treat it. Experts in radiation biology, radiation oncology and related fields met to identify and prioritize the key areas for future research and clinical translation...
May 10, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487675/new-insights-in-to-the-intrinsic-and-acquired-drug-resistance-mechanisms-in-mycobacteria
#14
REVIEW
Mohammad J Nasiri, Mehri Haeili, Mona Ghazi, Hossein Goudarzi, Ali Pormohammad, Abbas A Imani Fooladi, Mohammad M Feizabadi
Infectious diseases caused by clinically important Mycobacteria continue to be an important public health problem worldwide primarily due to emergence of drug resistance crisis. In recent years, the control of tuberculosis (TB), the disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), is hampered by the emergence of multidrug resistance (MDR), defined as resistance to at least isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF), two key drugs in the treatment of the disease. Despite the availability of curative anti-TB therapy, inappropriate and inadequate treatment has allowed MTB to acquire resistance to the most important anti-TB drugs...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485504/mechanistic-principles-behind-molecular-mechanism-of-rifampicin-resistance-in-mutant-rna-polymerase-beta-subunit-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#15
Aditi Singh, Sonam Grover, Sidhartha Sinha, Mriganko Das, Pallavi Somvanshi, Abhinav Grover
Evolution of drug resistant Mycobacterium strains threatens the TB treatment and control programs globally. Rifampicin (RIF) is an important first line antitubercular drug. Resistance to Rifampicin is caused mainly by mutations in its target RNA polymerase beta subunit protein (RpoB). RpoB contains a Rifampicin resistance determining region (RRDR) and has several potent sites for mutations. In this study, we have investigated mutations of a single site (H451) to eight different amino acids, involved in RIF resistance...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482964/the-sensitivity-of-the-quantiferon-%C3%A2-tb-gold-plus-assay-in-zambian-adults-with-active-tuberculosis
#16
L Telisinghe, M Amofa-Sekyi, K Maluzi, D Kaluba-Milimo, M Cheeba-Lengwe, K Chiwele, B Kosloff, S Floyd, S-L Bailey, H Ayles
SETTING AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate the sensitivity of the new interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA), QuantiFERON®-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus), for active TB (used as a surrogate for latent tuberculous infection) in a Zambian TB clinic. DESIGN: Consecutive smear or Xpert® MTB/RIF-positive adult (age 18 years) pulmonary TB patients were recruited between June 2015 and March 2016. Venous blood was tested using QFT-Plus. The sensitivity was defined as the number positive divided by the total number tested...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475796/real-life-clinical-practice-of-using-the-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-thailand
#17
Kamon Kawkitinarong, Gompol Suwanpimolkul, Pairaj Kateruttanakul, Weerawat Manosuthi, Sasiwimol Ubolyam, Jiratchaya Sophonphan, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Kiat Ruxrungtham
Background: Delayed diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant TB are major challenges of TB control in Thailand. This study assessed the practicality of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay in a real-life setting with high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). Methods: This prospective study was conducted at 3 large tertiary care hospitals. Patients who had suspected PTB were enrolled into the study. Expectorated sputum samples were sent for staining, mycobacterial culture, and Xpert MTB/RIF...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472255/clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-drug-resistant-tuberculous-meningitis-treated-with-an-intensified-antituberculosis-regimen
#18
A Dorothee Heemskerk, Mai Thi Hoang Nguyen, Ha Thi Minh Dang, Chau Van Vinh Nguyen, Lan Huu Nguyen, Thu Dang Anh Do, Thuong Thuy Thuong Nguyen, Marcel Wolbers, Jeremy Day, Thao Thi Phuong Le, Bang Duc Nguyen, Maxine Caws, Guy E Thwaites
Background.: Drug-resistant tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is difficult to diagnose and treat. Mortality is high and optimal treatment is unknown. We compared clinical outcomes of drug-resistant and -susceptible TBM treated with either standard or intensified antituberculosis treatment. Methods.: We analyzed the influence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance on the outcomes of patients with TBM enrolled into a randomized controlled trial comparing a standard, 9-month antituberculosis regimen (containing rifampicin 10 mg/kg/day) with an intensified regimen with higher-dose rifampicin (15 mg/kg/day) and levofloxacin (20 mg/kg/day) for the first 8 weeks...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469524/olfactory-neuroepithelial-neural-progenitor-cells-from-subjects-with-bipolar-i-disorder
#19
Yonglin Gao, Welby Winstead, Zhenmin Lei, Chengliang Lu, Fred J Roisen, Rif S El-Mallakh
BACKGROUND: Research into the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder (BD) is limited by the inability to examine brain cellular processes in subjects with the illness. METHODS: Endoscopic biopsy was performed in subjects with bipolar I disorder to establish olfactory neural progenitor (ONP) cell lines. Olfactory function was assessed prebiopsy and postbiopsy using the University of Pennsylvania Smell Identification Test (UPSIT). Cells were characterized to determine their lineage...
2017: Journal of Central Nervous System Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466977/immunosuppressive-treatment-using-tacrolimus-promotes-pregnancy-outcome-in-infertile-women-with-repeated-implantation-failures
#20
Koji Nakagawa, Joanne Kwak-Kim, Keiji Kuroda, Rikikazu Sugiyama, Koushi Yamaguchi
PROBLEM: We aim to investigate whether the peripheral blood T helper (Th) 1 cell level could predict pregnancy outcome in patients who have experienced repeated implantation failure (RIF, three or more) after ART cycles. METHOD OF STUDY: This is a prospective cohort study of total 124 women with RIF who showed elevated Th1/Th2 (CD4(+) IFN-γ(+) /CD4(+) IL-4(+) ) cell ratios (≥10.3) and received tacrolimus at Sugiyama Clinic between November 2011 and July 2016...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
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