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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226227/protective-and-harmful-immunity-to-rsv-infection
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Peter J M Openshaw, Chris Chiu, Fiona J Culley, Cecilia Johansson
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an exceptional mucosal pathogen. It specializes in infection of the ciliated respiratory epithelium, causing disease of variable severity with little or no direct systemic effects. It infects virtually all children by the age of three years and then repeatedly infects throughout life; this it does despite relatively slight variations in antigenicity, apparently by inducing selective immunological amnesia. Inappropriate or dysregulated responses to RSV can be pathogenic, causing disease-enhancing inflammation that contributes to short- and long-term effects...
February 6, 2017: Annual Review of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224121/immunological-defects-in-neonatal-sepsis-and-potential-therapeutic-approaches
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REVIEW
Steven L Raymond, Julie A Stortz, Juan C Mira, Shawn D Larson, James L Wynn, Lyle L Moldawer
Despite advances in critical care medicine, neonatal sepsis remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with the greatest risk affecting very low birth weight, preterm neonates. The presentation of neonatal sepsis varies markedly from its presentation in adults, and there is no clear consensus definition of neonatal sepsis. Previous work has demonstrated that when neonates become septic, death can occur rapidly over a matter of hours or days and is generally associated with inflammation, organ injury, and respiratory failure...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222184/ecological-and-human-health-risks-associated-with-abandoned-gold-mine-tailings-contaminated-soil
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Veronica Mpode Ngole-Jeme, Peter Fantke
Gold mining is a major source of metal and metalloid emissions into the environment. Studies were carried out in Krugersdorp, South Africa, to evaluate the ecological and human health risks associated with exposure to metals and metalloids in mine tailings contaminated soils. Concentrations of arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), lead (Pb), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), and zinc (Zn) in soil samples from the area varied with the highest contamination factors (expressed as ratio of metal or metalloid concentration in the tailings contaminated soil to that of the control site) observed for As (3...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219834/incidence-and-outcomes-of-central-nervous-system-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-relapse-after-reduced-intensity-conditioning-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant
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Dana T Lounder, Pooja Khandelwal, Sharat Chandra, Michael B Jordan, Ashish R Kumar, Michael Grimley, Stella M Davies, Jack J Bleesing, Rebecca A Marsh
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an immune regulatory disorder that commonly presents with CNS involvement. The only cure for genetic HLH is hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), typically treated with reduced intensity conditioning (RIC) regimens. We sought to estimate the incidence of CNS relapse after RIC HSCT, determine risk factors, and evaluate outcomes. We performed a retrospective chart review of 94 consecutive children and young adults with primary HLH who received RIC HSCT. CNS relapse within 1 year after transplant was diagnosed by review of clinical symptoms, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), and radiologic findings...
February 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213132/surveillance-or-engagement-children-s-conflicts-during-health-maintenance-visits
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Sarah Polk, Russell Horwitz, Shaina Longway, Alfonso Bonilla, Kate Fothergill, Marc Karver, Peter Salmon, Lawrence Wissow
OBJECTIVE: School-aged health maintenance visits seek to prevent or intervene early with health issues of life-long importance. Little is known about what children expect to happen in these visits or how they experience them, factors related to their engagement as active collaborators in care. METHODS: Thirty children (53% Latino, 27% African-American and 20% White) age 7-11 years were video recorded during a health maintenance visit and then interviewed while reviewing the videos...
February 14, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207689/interim-estimates-of-2016-17-seasonal-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-united-states-february-2017
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Brendan Flannery, Jessie R Chung, Swathi N Thaker, Arnold S Monto, Emily T Martin, Edward A Belongia, Huong Q McLean, Manjusha Gaglani, Kempapura Murthy, Richard K Zimmerman, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Michael L Jackson, Lisa A Jackson, Angie Foust, Wendy Sessions, LaShondra Berman, Sarah Spencer, Alicia M Fry
In the United States, annual vaccination against seasonal influenza is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months (1). Each influenza season since 2004-05, CDC has estimated the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine to prevent influenza-associated, medically attended, acute respiratory illness (ARI). This report uses data, as of February 4, 2017, from 3,144 children and adults enrolled in the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network (U.S. Flu VE Network) during November 28, 2016-February 4, 2017, to estimate an interim adjusted effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine for preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infection associated with medically attended ARI...
February 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202935/polymorphisms-of-toll-like-receptors-2-and-9-and-severity-and-prognosis-of-bacterial-meningitis-in-chinese-children
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Pingping Zhang, Nan Zhang, Linlin Liu, Kai Zheng, Liang Zhu, Junping Zhu, Lina Cao, Yiyuan Jiang, Gang Liu, Qiushui He
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) play a crucial role in innate immunity, protecting the host from bacterial pathogens. We investigated whether bacterial meningitis (BM) in children was associated with gene polymorphisms in TLR2 (rs3804099), TLR3 (rs3775291 and rs3775290) and TLR9 (rs352139 and rs352140). Blood samples were taken from 218 child patients with confirmed BM and 330 healthy adult controls (HC) and polymorphisms of these genes were analyzed by PCR-based sequencing. For TLR2 rs3804099, frequencies of the minor allele C were markedly higher in patients with severe BM (defined as CSF glucose concentration ≤ 1...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198169/-consensus-document-on-pneumococcal-vaccination-in-adults-at-risk-by-age-and-underlying-clinical-conditions-2017-update
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F González-Romo, J J Picazo, A García Rojas, M Labrador Horrillo, V Barrios, M C Magro, P Gil Gregorio, R de la Cámara, A Rodríguez, J Barberán, F Botía Martínez, M Linares Rufo, I Jimeno Sanz, J M Portolés, F Sanz Herrero, J Espinosa Arranz, V García-Sánchez, M Galindo Izquierdo, E Mascarós
Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) and pneumococcal pneumonia (PP) represent an important health problem among aging adults and those with certain underlying pathologies and some diseases, especially immunosuppressed and some immunocompetent subjects, who are more susceptible to infections and present greater severity and worse evolution. Among the strategies to prevent IPD and PP, vaccination has its place, although vaccination coverage in this group is lower than desirable. Nowadays, there are 2 vaccines available for adults...
February 15, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194178/role-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-therapy-on-platelet-recovery-in-chronic-immune-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Khan Sheema, Ujjan Ikramdin, Naz Arshi, Naz Farah, Sheikh Imran
Background. Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a bleeding disorder in which the immune system destroys native platelets. In this condition an autoantibody is generated against a platelet antigen. ITP affects women more often than men and is more common in children than adults. Objective. To assess the effect of Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy (HPET) on platelet count in Helicobacter pylori associated chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (chronic ITP) in adult. Materials and Methods. It is an interventional prospective study conducted at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro, from 2014 to 2015...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179905/plasma-levels-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-and-d-dopachrome-tautomerase-show-a-highly-specific-profile-in-early-life
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Thierry Roger, Luregn J Schlapbach, Anina Schneider, Manuela Weier, Sven Wellmann, Patrick Marquis, David Vermijlen, Fred C G J Sweep, Lin Leng, Richard Bucala, Thierry Calandra, Eric Giannoni
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pleiotropic, constitutively expressed, pro-inflammatory cytokine and an important regulator of immune responses. d-dopachrome tautomerase (DDT), a newly described member of the MIF protein superfamily, shares sequence homology and biological activities with MIF. We recently reported that high expression levels of MIF sustain innate immune responses in newborns. Here, we elected to further characterize age-dependent MIF expression and to define whether DDT shares a similar expression profile with MIF...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174414/a-case-of-henoch-schonlein-purpura-associated-with-rotavirus-infection-in-an-elderly-asian-male-and-review-of-the-literature
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Chen Tang, Daphne Scaramangas-Plumley, Cynthia C Nast, Zab Mosenifar, Marc A Edelstein, Michael Weisman
BACKGROUND Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), a small vessel vasculitis mediated by deposition of immune-complexes containing IgA in the skin, gut, and glomeruli, often presents with abdominal pain, purpuric rash in the lower extremities and buttocks, joint pain, and hematuria. The disease most commonly targets children but can affect adults who tend to have a worse prognosis. CASE REPORT We discuss a case of HSP in an elderly Chinese male who presented with severe proximal bowel inflammation, vasculitic rash, and proteinuria; he was found to have positive stool rotavirus and giardia...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165831/paxvax-cvd-103-hgr-single-dose-live-oral-cholera-vaccine
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Myron M Levine, Wilbur H Chen, James B Kaper, Michael Lock, Lisa Danzig, Marc Gurwith
Cholera remains a problem in developing countries and a risk for travelers. Hypochlorhydria, blood group O, cardiac and renal disease increase the risk of developing cholera gravis. Oral vaccines containing inactivated Vibrio cholerae and requiring two doses are available in some countries. No cholera vaccine had been available for U.S. travelers for decades until 2016 when CVD 103-HgR (VAXCHORA™), an oral live attenuated vaccine, was licensed by the U.S. FDA. Areas covered: Enduring protection following wild-type cholera provided the rationale to develop a single-dose live oral vaccine...
March 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165414/deoxynivalenol-exposure-in-norway-risk-assessments-for-different-human-age-groups
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REVIEW
Leif Sundheim, Inger Therese Lillegaard, Christiane Kruse Fæste, Anne-Lise Brantsæter, Guro Brodal, Gunnar Sundstøl Eriksen
Deoxynivalenol (DON) is the most common mycotoxin in Norwegian cereals, and DON is detected in most samples of crude cereal grain and cereal food commodities such as flour, bran, and oat flakes. The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety assessed the risk for adverse effects of deoxynivalenol (DON) in different age groups of the domestic population. This review presents the main results from the risk assessment, supplemented with some recently published data. Impairment of the immune system together with reduced feed intake and weight gain are the critical effects of DON in experimental animals on which the current tolerable daily intake was established...
February 4, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162008/clinical-implications-of-understanding-the-association-between-oxidative-stress-and-pediatric-nafld
#14
Jake P Mann, Massimiliano Raponi, Valerio Nobili
Oxidative stress is central to the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. The reactive oxygen species (ROS) that characterise oxidative stress are generated in several cellular sites and their production is influence by multi-organ interactions. Areas covered: Mitochondrial dysfunction is the main source of ROS in fatty liver and is closely related to endoplasmic reticulum stress. Both are caused by lipotoxicity and together these three factors form a cycle of progressive organelle damage, resulting in sterile inflammation and apoptosis...
February 6, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161295/serotype-distribution-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-strains-isolated-in-japan-after-introduction-of-the-routine-immunization-program
#15
Haruko Miyazaki, Rie Shibuya, Naoko Midorikawa, Bin Chang, Makoto Ohnishi, Tetsuya Matsumoto
Pneumococcal vaccines have reduced the incidences of Streptococcus pneumoniae infections among children and adults, but a relative increase in the prevalence of non-vaccine serotypes has been reported. To follow the changing epidemiology of pneumococcal diseases, capsular serotyping and antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed on 534 pneumococcal isolates obtained from a hospital in Japan after routine immunization was launched, between October 2014 and May 2016. Serotype distributions and antimicrobial susceptibilities were evaluated among the total patient population, and were compared by age and sample groups and by serotype group, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153101/viral-vector-malaria-vaccines-induce-high-level-t-cell-and-antibody-responses-in-west-african-children-and-infants
#16
Carly M Bliss, Abdoulie Drammeh, Georgina Bowyer, Guillaume S Sanou, Ya Jankey Jagne, Oumarou Ouedraogo, Nick J Edwards, Casimir Tarama, Nicolas Ouedraogo, Mireille Ouedraogo, Jainaba Njie-Jobe, Amidou Diarra, Muhammed O Afolabi, Alfred B Tiono, Jean Baptiste Yaro, Uche J Adetifa, Susanne H Hodgson, Nicholas A Anagnostou, Rachel Roberts, Christopher J A Duncan, Riccardo Cortese, Nicola K Viebig, Odile Leroy, Alison M Lawrie, Katie L Flanagan, Beate Kampmann, Egeruan B Imoukhuede, Sodiomon B Sirima, Kalifa Bojang, Adrian V S Hill, Issa Nébié, Katie J Ewer
Heterologous prime-boosting with viral vectors encoding the pre-erythrocytic antigen thrombospondin-related adhesion protein fused to a multiple epitope string (ME-TRAP) induces CD8(+) T cell-mediated immunity to malaria sporozoite challenge in European malaria-naive and Kenyan semi-immune adults. This approach has yet to be evaluated in children and infants. We assessed this vaccine strategy among 138 Gambian and Burkinabe children in four cohorts: 2- to 6-year olds in The Gambia, 5- to 17-month-olds in Burkina Faso, and 5- to 12-month-olds and 10-week-olds in The Gambia...
February 1, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150377/romiplostim-for-therapy-related-thrombocytopenia-in-pediatric-malignancies
#17
Amanda E Jacobson, Nilay Shah, Bhuvana A Setty
Therapy-related thrombocytopenia (TRT), due to chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy, is common with pediatric cancer treatments, and it can result in dose reductions and therapy delays. Romiplostim, a thrombopoietin mimetic, is efficacious as a second-line treatment for immune thrombocytopenia in children and for TRT in adult cancer patients. However, there are no data for its use for TRT in children. We report a case series of five children treated for solid tumors where romiplostim was used without adverse effects to successfully resolve and prevent therapy-limiting refractory TRT...
February 2, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129483/anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-a-reductase-autoantibodies-are-associated-with-drb1-07-01-and-severe-myositis-in-pediatric-myositis-patients
#18
Takayuki Kishi, Lisa G Rider, Katherine Pak, Lilliana Barillas-Arias, Michael Henrickson, Paul L McCarthy, Bracha Shaham, Pamela F Weiss, Iren Horkayne-Szakaly, Ira N Targoff, Frederick Miller, Andrew L Mammen
OBJECTIVE: Autoantibodies recognizing 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) are associated with statin exposure, the HLA allele DRB1*11:01, and necrotizing muscle biopsies in adult myositis patients. The aim of this study was to characterize the features of pediatric anti-HMGCR-positive myositis patients. METHODS: The sera of 440 juvenile myositis patients were screened for anti-HMGCR autoantibodies. Demographic and clinical features, responses to therapy, and HLA alleles were assessed...
January 27, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125551/o-003-the-brain-as-extraintestinal-ibd-manifestation-are-brain-and-cognitive-differences-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease-associated-with-immune-gene-expression
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Christine Mrakotsky, Dunn W Augustine, Christopher Watson, James Canavan, Michael Rivkin, Scott Snapper
BACKGROUND: Structural brain changes in gray and white matter have been previously found in adults with Crohn's disease (CD). We have recently shown similar effects for pediatric CD in 2 separate studies (Mrakotsky et al., 2012, 2013, 2015), particularly for cortical and subcortical brain regions important for cognition, memory and emotion. Our prior data also revealed serum markers of inflammation and steroid therapy to be negatively associated with cortical thickness, subcortical volume, cognitive and school function, however, associations between brain structure and more detailed inflammatory profiles have not been studied...
February 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124027/bacterial-lysis-through-interference-with-peptidoglycan-synthesis-increases-biofilm-formation-by-nontypeable-haemophilus-influenzae
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Sara Marti, Carmen Puig, Alexandra Merlos, Miguel Viñas, Marien I de Jonge, Josefina Liñares, Carmen Ardanuy, Jeroen D Langereis
Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is an opportunistic pathogen that mainly causes otitis media in children and community-acquired pneumonia or exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults. A large variety of studies suggest that biofilm formation by NTHi may be an important step in the pathogenesis of this bacterium. However, the underlying mechanisms involved in this process are poorly elucidated. In this study, we used a transposon mutant library to identify bacterial genes involved in biofilm formation...
January 2017: MSphere
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