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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626172/pulmonary-nocardiosis-a-clinical-analysis-of-30-cases
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Yasuo Takiguchi, Shunsuke Ishizaki, Takayuki Kobayashi, Shun Sato, Yaeko Hashimoto, Yosuke Suruga, Yoko Akiba
Objective Pulmonary nocardiosis frequently develops as an opportunistic infection in patients with malignant tumor and is treated with steroids. This study was performed to clarify the clinical features of pulmonary nocardiosis in Japan. Methods The patients definitively diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis at our hospital between January 1995 and December 2015 were retrospectively investigated. Results Nineteen men and 11 women (30 in total) were diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis. Almost all patients were complicated by a non-pulmonary underlying disease, such as malignant tumor or collagen vascular disease, or pulmonary disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or interstitial pneumonia, and 13 patients (43...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622118/imaging-spectrum-of-invasive-fungal-and-fungal-like-infections
#2
Hilary L P Orlowski, Sebastian McWilliams, Vincent M Mellnick, Sanjeev Bhalla, Meghan G Lubner, Perry J Pickhardt, Christine O Menias
Invasive fungal and fungal-like infections contribute to substantial morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised individuals. The incidence of these infections is increasing-largely because of rising numbers of immunocompromised patients, including those with neutropenia, human immunodeficiency virus, chronic immunosuppression, indwelling prostheses, burns, and diabetes mellitus, and those taking broad-spectrum antibiotics. Invasive fungal pathogens include primary mycotic organisms such as Histoplasma capsulatum, Coccidioides immitis, Blastomyces dermatitidis, and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis, which are true pathogens and inherently virulent...
June 16, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620593/phenotypic-and-molecular-identification-of-nocardia-in-brain-abscess
#3
Mehdi Fatahi-Bafghi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614268/pulmonary-and-cutaneous-infection-caused-by-nocardia-farcinica-in-a-patient-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report
#4
Ning Zhu, Yuan Zhu, Yi Wang, Shaoshao Dong
RATIONALE: Nocardia species is known as conditional pathogenic bacteria. Disseminated infection caused by Nocardia species is rare and occurs primarily in immunosuppressed patients. Signs and symptoms of this infection are frequently nonspecific making early diagnosis and treatment difficult. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of subcutaneous and pulmonary nocardiosis due to Nocardia farcinica (N farcinica) in a patient with nephrotic syndrome who is undergoing long-term corticosteroid therapy...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606302/-brain-abscesses-caused-by-nocardia-farcinica-in-a-kidney-transplanted-man
#5
Michaela Tinggaard, Kristian Bagge
Nocardiosis is primarily an opportunistic infection caused by aerobic Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Nocardia. In this case report we describe a male patient who previously received a kidney transplant and was admitted to hospital with chills, headache and pain in the neck and left eye, tremor and coordination problems. A magnetic resonance scan of the brain showed multiple abscesses, and blood culture was positive for Nocardia farcinica. Nocardiosis of the central nervous system is a rare, but serious differential diagnosis in immunosuppressed patients with signs of high intracranial pressure...
June 5, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602739/adjuvant-effect-of-recombinant-interleukin-12-in-the-nocardiosis-formalin-killed-vaccine-of-the-amberjack-seriola-dumerili
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Megumi Matsumoto, Kyosuke Araki, Kazuma Hayashi, Yutaka Takeuchi, Kazuhiro Shiozaki, Hiroaki Suetake, Atsushi Yamamoto
Nocardiosis causes serious economic damage in the fish farming of Japanese yellowtail fish. Nocardia seriolae identified as pathogenic bacterium is an intracellular-pathogen. In general, induction of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) is effective in infection defense against intracellular-pathogen. However, the conventional formalin-killed N. seriolae (FKC) vaccine induces humoral immunity. Interleukin-12 (IL-12) is Th1 type heterodimeric cytokine and induces cell differentiation in mammals. Our previous study showed that recombinant amberjack IL-12 has a role in CMI induction in vitro and could be a possible CMI inducing adjuvant...
June 7, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595598/isolation-biochemical-and-molecular-identification-of-nocardia-species-among-tb-suspects-in-northeastern-tanzania-a-forgotten-or-neglected-threat
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Abubakar S Hoza, Sayoki G S Mfinanga, Irmgard Moser, Brigitte König
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary nocardiosis mimic pulmonary tuberculosis in most clinical and radiological manifestations. In Tanzania, where tuberculosis is one of the major public health threat clinical impact of nocardiosis as the cause of the human disease remains unknown. The objective of the present study was to isolate and identify Nocardia isolates recovered from TB suspects in Northeastern, Tanzania by using biochemical and molecular methods. METHODS: The study involved 744 sputum samples collected from 372 TB suspects from four periphery diagnostic centers in Northeastern, Tanzania...
June 8, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573992/nocardia-infection-following-intraocular-surgery-report-of-seven-cases-from-a-tertiary-eye-hospital
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Devesh Sharma, Umang Mathur, Abha Gour, Manisha Acharya, Nidhi Gupta, Neelam Sapra
PURPOSE: To study the outcome of ocular nocardiosis following intraocular surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records of all postoperative cases of culture proven Nocardia infection over a period of 3 years, from October 2010 to September 2013, was performed. Microbiological analysis was performed for all cases and included smears and cultures. Fortified 2% amikacin eye drops were the mainstay of treatment. Surgical intervention was performed in case of nonresponse to medical therapy or suspected endophthalmitis...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573110/nocardia-cyriacigeogica-from-bovine-mastitis-induced-in-vitro-apoptosis-of-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells-via-activation-of-mitochondrial-caspase-pathway
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Wei Chen, Yongxia Liu, Limei Zhang, Xiaolong Gu, Gang Liu, Muhammad Shahid, Jian Gao, Tariq Ali, Bo Han
Nocardia is one of the causing agents of bovine mastitis and increasing prevalence of nocardial mastitis in shape of serious outbreaks has been reported from many countries. However, the mechanisms by which this pathogen damages the bovine mammary epithelial cells (bMECs) is not yet studied. Therefore, this study was designed with the aim to evaluate the apoptotic effects elicited by Nocardia and to investigate the pathway by which the Nocardia induce apoptosis in bMECs. Clinical Nocardia cyriacigeorgica strain from bovine mastitis was used to infect the bMECs for different time intervals, viz...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560514/illumina-based-sequencing-analysis-directed-selection-for-actinobacterial-probiotic-candidates-for-banana-plants
#10
Xin Du, Yanyan Zhai, Qingli Deng, Hongming Tan, Lixiang Cao
As potential probiotic candidates, plant vertically transmitted actinobacteria are beneficial to growth and health of host plants. New methods to isolate the actinobacterial taxa with low growth rates should be developed. Based on the actinobacterial population information, the probiotic actinobacterial taxa could be directly isolated from healthy banana shoot tips. However, actinobacterial DNAs with high GC contents could bias estimates of actinobacteria by PCR. In the study, two amplicon sequencing strategies were adopted to elucidate the endophytic actinobacterial community of banana plants...
May 30, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559710/cutaneous-nocardiosis-manifesting-as-a-frontal-mass-in-a-patient-with-giant-cell-arteritis
#11
Violeta Tincuta Briciu, Mirela Flonta, Mihaela Lupse, Laura Damian
We report the case of a subcutaneous abscess due to Nocardia spp. mimicking a spontaneous hematoma or an aneurysm of the temporal artery branch, in a giant cell arteritis patient treated with methylprednisolone and azathioprine. Ultrasonography, incision and drainage with cultures helped in the diagnosis. This case highlights the importance of considering rare pathogens in immunosuppressed patients, besides the more frequent disease complications.
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542092/approach-to-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-non-hiv-immunocompromised-hosts
#12
Victoria E Burke, Fred A Lopez
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Skin and soft tissue infections are frequent contributors to morbidity and mortality in the immunocompromised host. This article reviews the changing epidemiology and clinical manifestations of the most common cutaneous pathogens in non-HIV immunocompromised hosts, including patients with solid organ transplants, stem cell transplants, solid tumors, hematologic malignancies, and receiving chronic immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory disorders. RECENT FINDINGS: Defects in the innate or adaptive immune response can predispose the immunocompromised host to certain cutaneous infections in a predictive fashion...
May 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508147/identification-of-beta-lactamases-and-beta-lactam-related-proteins-in-human-pathogenic-bacteria-using-a-computational-search-approach
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Aniel Jessica Leticia Brambila-Tapia, Ernesto Perez-Rueda, Humberto Barrios, Nory Omayra Dávalos-Rodríguez, Ingrid Patricia Dávalos-Rodríguez, Ernesto Germán Cardona-Muñoz, Mario Salazar-Páramo
A systematic analysis of beta-lactamases based on comparative proteomics has not been performed thus far. In this report, we searched for the presence of beta-lactam-related proteins in 591 bacterial proteomes belonging to 52 species that are pathogenic to humans. The amino acid sequences for 19 different types of beta-lactamases (ACT, CARB, CifA, CMY, CTX, FOX, GES, GOB, IMP, IND, KPC, LEN, OKP, OXA, OXY, SHV, TEM, NDM, and VIM) were obtained from the ARG-ANNOT database and were used to construct 19 HMM profiles, which were used to identify potential beta-lactamases in the completely sequenced bacterial proteomes...
May 16, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507832/disseminated-nocardia-farcinica-pneumonia-with-left-adrenal-gland-abscess
#14
Christopher Jackson, Brennan McCullar, Kiran Joglekar, Ankur Seth, Hiren Pokharna
Adrenal masses pose a diagnostic challenge. The differential diagnosis includes functional adrenal tumors, incidentally found adrenal masses, metastases from an unknown primary cancer, and abscesses. Infrequently, adrenal gland abscesses have been reported in disseminated nocardiosis affecting immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. We report a case of disseminated Nocardia farcinica pneumonia with an adrenal gland abscess in an immunocompetent patient with no identified risk factors for nocardiosis...
April 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500545/nocardia-tengchongensis-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-soil-sample
#15
Shuai Li, Hong Ming, Yan-Yan Duan, Jian-Rong Huang, Zhuo-Li Zhao, Ling-Yu Zhang, Wei-Li Ji, Xiao-Lin Meng, Wen-Jun Li, Guo-Xing Nie
The taxonomic status was determined of two actinomycetes, designated CFH S0057(T) and CFH S0065, that were isolated from soil samples collected from an extinct volcano in Tengchong county, Yunnan province, south-west China. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strains CFH S0057(T) and CFH S0065 belong to the genus Nocardia and formed a single clade within this genus. The two isolates were able to grow at 4-45 °C, pH 5.0-7.0 and with a NaCl tolerance up to 5.0% (w/v). The whole-cell hydrolysates were rich in meso-diaminopimelic acid, galactose, arabinose and fructose...
May 12, 2017: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484706/endophytic-actinobacteria-associated-with-dracaena-cochinchinensis-lour-isolation-diversity-and-their-cytotoxic-activities
#16
Nimaichand Salam, Thi-Nhan Khieu, Min-Jiao Liu, Thu-Trang Vu, Son Chu-Ky, Ngoc-Tung Quach, Quyet-Tien Phi, Manik Prabhu Narsing Rao, Angélique Fontana, Samira Sarter, Wen-Jun Li
Dracaena cochinchinensis Lour. is an ethnomedicinally important plant used in traditional Chinese medicine known as dragon's blood. Excessive utilization of the plant for extraction of dragon's blood had resulted in the destruction of the important niche. During a study to provide a sustainable way of utilizing the resources, the endophytic Actinobacteria associated with the plant were explored for potential utilization of their medicinal properties. Three hundred and four endophytic Actinobacteria belonging to the genera Streptomyces, Nocardiopsis, Brevibacterium, Microbacterium, Tsukamurella, Arthrobacter, Brachybacterium, Nocardia, Rhodococcus, Kocuria, Nocardioides, and Pseudonocardia were isolated from different tissues of D...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483856/toll-like-receptor-2-and-mincle-cooperatively-sense-corynebacterial-cell-wall-glycolipids
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Judith Schick, Philipp Etschel, Rebeca Bailo, Lisa Ott, Apoorva Bhatt, Bernd Lepenies, Carsten Kirschning, Andreas Burkovski, Roland Lang
Nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae and Corynebacterium ulcerans cause invasive disease in humans and animals. Host sensing of corynebacteria is largely uncharacterized, albeit the recognition of lipoglycans by Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) appears to be important for macrophage activation by corynebacteria. The members of the order Corynebacterineae (e.g., mycobacteria, nocardia, and rhodococci) share a glycolipid-rich cell wall dominated by mycolic acids (termed corynomycolic acids in corynebacteria). The mycolic acid-containing cord factor of mycobacteria, trehalose dimycolate, activates the C-type lectin receptor (CLR) Mincle...
July 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480288/culture-proven-thorn-associated-infections-in-arizona-10-year-experience-at-mayo-clinic
#18
Sierra C Simmons, Adriane I Budavari, Shimon Kusne, Nan Zhang, Holenarasipur R Vikram, Janis E Blair
BACKGROUND: Thorn injuries are common in the desert Southwest; however, the frequency and microbiology of thorn-associated infections have not been systematically described. Most information comes from case reports describing infections from atypical or environmental microorganisms. Our aim was to summarize the spectrum of thorn-associated infections. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of electronic health records for patients presenting to our institution from January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2014 for treatment of thorn-associated injuries and then focused on the patients with cultures...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469708/integrated-systems-for-biopolymers-and-bioenergy-production-from-organic-waste-and-by-products-a-review-of-microbial-processes
#19
REVIEW
Giorgia Pagliano, Valeria Ventorino, Antonio Panico, Olimpia Pepe
Recently, issues concerning the sustainable and harmless disposal of organic solid waste have generated interest in microbial biotechnologies aimed at converting waste materials into bioenergy and biomaterials, thus contributing to a reduction in economic dependence on fossil fuels. To valorize biomass, waste materials derived from agriculture, food processing factories, and municipal organic waste can be used to produce biopolymers, such as biohydrogen and biogas, through different microbial processes. In fact, different bacterial strains can synthesize biopolymers to convert waste materials into valuable intracellular (e...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407752/detection-of-high-serum-levels-of-%C3%AE-d-glucan-in-disseminated-nocardial-infection-a-case-report
#20
Toyomitsu Sawai, Takumi Nakao, Shota Yamaguchi, Sumako Yoshioka, Nobuko Matsuo, Naofumi Suyama, Katsunori Yanagihara, Hiroshi Mukae
BACKGROUND: β-D-glucan (BDG) is a helpful diagnostic marker for many invasive fungal infections, but not for nocardiosis. Here, we reported the first case of nocardial infection with high serum level of BDG. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old man was hospitalized because of fever, headache, and appetite loss after 10 months of steroid and immunosuppressive therapy for cryptogenic organizing pneumonia. With a diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia, treatment with ampicillin/sulbactam was initiated...
April 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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