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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907215/cd8-t-cells-induce-fatal-brainstem-pathology-during-cerebral-malaria-via-luminal-antigen-specific-engagement-of-brain-vasculature
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Phillip A Swanson, Geoffrey T Hart, Matthew V Russo, Debasis Nayak, Takele Yazew, Mirna Peña, Shahid M Khan, Chris J Janse, Susan K Pierce, Dorian B McGavern
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection that results in thousands of deaths each year, mostly in African children. The in vivo mechanisms underlying this fatal condition are not entirely understood. Using the animal model of experimental cerebral malaria (ECM), we sought mechanistic insights into the pathogenesis of CM. Fatal disease was associated with alterations in tight junction proteins, vascular breakdown in the meninges / parenchyma, edema, and ultimately neuronal cell death in the brainstem, which is consistent with cerebral herniation as a cause of death...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856754/mouse-model-for-acute-epstein-barr-virus-infection
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Tristan Wirtz, Timm Weber, Sven Kracker, Thomas Sommermann, Klaus Rajewsky, Tomoharu Yasuda
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infects human B cells and drives them into continuous proliferation. Two key viral factors in this process are the latent membrane proteins LMP1 and LMP2A, which mimic constitutively activated CD40 receptor and B-cell receptor signaling, respectively. EBV-infected B cells elicit a powerful T-cell response that clears the infected B cells and leads to life-long immunity. Insufficient immune surveillance of EBV-infected B cells causes life-threatening lymphoproliferative disorders, including mostly germinal center (GC)-derived B-cell lymphomas...
November 16, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824969/the-early-diagnosis-of-testicular-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma
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Pei Shu, Wenwu Ling, Chenjing Zhu, Jianchao Wang, Chong Jiang, Weiwei Zhang, Yue Xiao, Xuelei Ma
Testicular natural killer/T-cell lymphoma is a rare aggressive extranodal lymphoma associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. Time to diagnose is crucial as the disease is rapidly progressive and fatal. Early suspicion is documented by imaging studies and testicular biopsies which are key factors for diagnosing testicular natural killer/T-cell lymphoma. However, no reports have described the results of imaging studies. In this paper, contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS), fluorine-18-fuorodexoyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) and tumor biopsies were all diagnostic of testicular natural killer/T-cell lymphoma...
November 8, 2016: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822071/biosimilar-epoetin-for-the-management-of-chemotherapy-induced-anemia-in-elderly-patients
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Jean-Emmanuel Kurtz, Pierre Soubeyran, Mauricette Michallet, Elisabeth Luporsi, Hélène Albrand
INTRODUCTION: Chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA) is a frequent complication among cancer patients, with elderly patients more likely to suffer severe effects. Biosimilar erythropoiesis-stimulating agents lower costs of supportive cancer treatment, and thus are particularly relevant in the elderly cancer population, which is growing rapidly worldwide. The goal of this subanalysis was to compare the tolerability and effectiveness of an epoetin biosimilar for treating CIA in patients <70 years old vs patients ≥70 years old...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793206/mog-igg-in-nmo-and-related-disorders-a-multicenter-study-of-50-patients-part-2-epidemiology-clinical-presentation-radiological-and-laboratory-features-treatment-responses-and-long-term-outcome
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Sven Jarius, Klemens Ruprecht, Ingo Kleiter, Nadja Borisow, Nasrin Asgari, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Florence Pache, Oliver Stich, Lena-Alexandra Beume, Martin W Hümmert, Marius Ringelstein, Corinna Trebst, Alexander Winkelmann, Alexander Schwarz, Mathias Buttmann, Hanna Zimmermann, Joseph Kuchling, Diego Franciotta, Marco Capobianco, Eberhard Siebert, Carsten Lukas, Mirjam Korporal-Kuhnke, Jürgen Haas, Kai Fechner, Alexander U Brandt, Kathrin Schanda, Orhan Aktas, Friedemann Paul, Markus Reindl, Brigitte Wildemann
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) has been shown to be seropositive for myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-IgG). OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiological, clinical, radiological, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and electrophysiological features of a large cohort of MOG-IgG-positive patients with optic neuritis (ON) and/or myelitis (n = 50) as well as attack and long-term treatment outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective multicenter study...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793122/acute-pancreatitis-associated-with-everolimus-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
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Francesco Fontana, Gianni Cappelli
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis (AP) following KT is a rare and often fatal complication of the early post-transplant period. Common causative factors for AP are rare after KT; anti-rejection drugs as CyA, prednisone and MMF have been implicated, although evidence is not strong and we found no reports on possible causative role for mTOR inhibitors. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old Caucasian man with end-stage renal disease due to idiopathic membrano-prolipherative glomerulonephritis underwent single kidney transplantation (KT) from cadaveric donor...
October 28, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779835/legionellosis-in-poland-in-2014
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Hanna Stypułkowska-Misiurewicz, Michał Czerwiński
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the epidemiological situation of legionellosis in Poland in 2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We reviewed data published in the annual bulletin: “Infectious diseases and poisonings in Poland in 2014” and its prior versions along with the legionellosis case reports sent to the Department of Epidemiology of NIPH - NIH. RESULTS: In Poland, both two forms of legionellosis - Legionnaires’ disease (a severe form of disease accompanied by pneumonia) and Pontiac fever (mild, influenza-like form of infection) - are routinely reported to the surveillance...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777549/burn-injuries-and-soft-tissue-traumas-complicated-by-mucormycosis-infection-a-report-of-six-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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E J Kyriopoulos, A Kyriakopoulos, A Karonidis, A Gravvanis, I Gamatsi, C Tsironis, D Tsoutsos
Mucor fungus infection is a rare opportunistic infection, rapidly progressive and often fatal in immunocompromised patients, or in patients with chronic debilitating diseases. We report six cases of trauma patients with mucormycosis. Three had severe thermal burns, one of them with a medical history of diabetes mellitus. The other three patients suffered from severe soft tissue injuries caused by traffic accidents. In all cases there had been spontaneous exposure and contact of the wounds with soil. During hospitalization, fungi cultures and/or biopsies of all wounds were performed and all resulted positive...
December 31, 2015: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777245/subacute-sclerosing-panencephalitis-in-a-child-with-hiv-co-infection
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Pradeep Kumar Maurya, Mayur Deepak Thakkar, Dinkar Kulshreshtha, Ajai Kumar Singh, Anup Kumar Thacker
Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis is a fatal infectious disease of childhood caused by persistence of the measles virus in the brain. The effect of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infection on subacute sclerosing panencephalitis remains elusive and rare. We report a child who developed subacute sclerosing panencephalitis following a short latency period and a rapidly progressive course with HIV co-infection.
October 24, 2016: Clinical Medicine & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774325/acute-hemolysis-with-renal-failure-due-to-clostridium-bacteremia-in-a-patient-with-aml
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R M Medrano-Juarez, D Sotello, M A Orellana-Barrios, L D'Cuhna, J D Payne, K Nugent
We present a case of acute hemolytic anemia, renal failure, and Clostridium perfringens bacteremia in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia. The high fatality of C. perfringens bacteremia requires that clinicians recognize and rapidly treat patients at risk for this infection. Although other hemolytic processes are in the differential diagnosis of these events, the presence of high fever, chills, and rapidly positive blood cultures may help narrow the diagnosis. Most cases of C. perfringens bacteremia have a concomitant coinfection, which makes broad spectrum empiric therapy essential...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766802/infection-associated-secondary-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-sepsis-syndromes-a-tip-of-an-iceberg
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Arun Agarwal, Aakanksha Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, underdiagnosed, fatal and devastating hyperinflammatory syndrome that has gained increasing recognition over the past decade. Patients with HLH present with clinical and laboratory evidence of uncontrolled inflammation. Delay in diagnosis and management inevitably leads to a rapidly progressive and fatal course. In this case series, we present 7 cases of secondary HLH (sHLH) in adults with their presentation, course, and outcomes...
October 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759342/a-study-of-outbreak-of-swine-flu-h1n1-in-north-west-zone-of-rajasthan-current-status-2015
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Surendra Kumar
BACKROUND: The outbreak of H1N1 virus had previously reported in India during 2009 flu pandemic. In 2015, the outbreak became widespread throughout India. The states of Gujarat and Rajasthan are severely elected. We studied an outbreak of H1N1 Virus in north-west zone of Rajasthan 2015. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the current epidemiological scenario of swine flu (H1N1) in north-west zone of Rajasthan with different demographic factors. METHODS: We screened total 6390 patients...
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748295/changing-clinical-scenario-in-chandipura-virus-infection
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A B Sudeep, Y K Gurav, V P Bondre
Chandipura virus (CHPV) (Vesiculovirus: Rhabdoviridae) garnered global attention as an emerging neurotropic pathogen inflicting high mortality in children within 24 h of commencement of symptoms. The 2003-2004 outbreaks in Central India witnessed case fatality rates ranging from 56-75 per cent in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat with typical encephalitic symptoms. Due to the acute sickness and rapid deterioration, the precise mechanism of action of the virus is still unknown. Recent studies have shown increased expression of CHPV phosphoprotein upto 6 h post infection (PI) demonstrating CHPV replication in neuronal cells and the rapid destruction of the cells by apoptosis shed light on the probable mechanism of rapid death in children...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732593/validation-and-application-of-a-commercial-quantitative-real-time-reverse-transcriptase-pcr-assay-in-investigation-of-a-large-dengue-virus-outbreak-in-southern-taiwan
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Huey-Pin Tsai, You-Yuan Tsai, I-Ting Lin, Pin-Hwa Kuo, Kung-Chao Chang, Jung-Chin Chen, Wen-Chien Ko, Jen-Ren Wang
BACKGROUND: Accurate, rapid, and early diagnosis of dengue virus (DENV) infections is essential for optimal clinical care. Here, we evaluated the efficacy of the quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR)-LightMix dengue virus EC kit for DENV detection using samples from a dengue outbreak in Taiwan in 2015. METHODS: Sera from patients with suspected DENV infection were analyzed and compared using the LightMix kit, a Dengue NS1 Ag + Ab Combo kit for detection of NS1 antigen and DENV-specific IgM and IgG antibodies, and an "in-house" qualitative DENV-specific RT-PCR assay...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726765/bloodstream-infections
#15
Raquel M Martinez, Donna M Wolk
Bacteremia and sepsis are conditions associated with high mortality and are of great impact to health care operations. Among the top causes of mortality in the United States, these conditions cause over 600 fatalities each day. Empiric, broad-spectrum treatment is a common but often a costly approach that may fail to effectively target the correct microbe, may inadvertently harm patients via antimicrobial toxicity or downstream antimicrobial resistance. To meet the diagnostic challenges of bacteremia and sepsis, laboratories must understand the complexity of diagnosing and treating septic patients, in order to focus on creating algorithms that can help direct a more targeted approach to antimicrobial therapy and synergize with existing clinical practices defined in new Surviving Sepsis Guidelines...
August 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722100/toxoplasmosis-in-organ-transplant-recipients-evaluation-implication-and-prevention
#16
Sumeeta Khurana, Nitya Batra
Toxoplasmosis in organ transplant patients can be a result of donor-transmitted infection, or reactivation of latent infection, or de novo infection. Solid organ transplants including heart, liver, kidney, pancreas and small bowel, and hematogenous stem cell transplants have been implicated in the risk of acquiring infection. In contrast to a benign course in immunocompetent individuals, the spectrum of illness is severe in transplant recipients. Clinical manifestations usually occur within the first 3 months of transplant and may present as encephalitis, pneumonitis, chorioretinitis, meningitis, and disseminated toxoplasmosis with multi-organ involvement...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720714/visual-assessment-of-parasitic-burden-in-infected-macrophage-by-plasmonic-detection-of-leishmania-specific-marker-rna
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Partha Pratim Bose, Prakash Kumar
Visceral leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease and may prove fatal if not diagnosed and treated early. The amastigotes of Leishmania donovani nest in the macrophage of human host and thus, determination of parasitic burden in the infected macrophages has been the most crucial step in diagnosis, dose determination and medical management of relapse cases of this fatal disease. Microscopic count following Giemsa staining and other morphological analysis are the classical ways vastly used in the resource stringent endemic areas...
October 5, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713552/differential-transcriptional-responses-to-ebola-and-marburg-virus-infection-in-bat-and-human-cells
#18
Martin Hölzer, Verena Krähling, Fabian Amman, Emanuel Barth, Stephan H Bernhart, Victor A O Carmelo, Maximilian Collatz, Gero Doose, Florian Eggenhofer, Jan Ewald, Jörg Fallmann, Lasse M Feldhahn, Markus Fricke, Juliane Gebauer, Andreas J Gruber, Franziska Hufsky, Henrike Indrischek, Sabina Kanton, Jörg Linde, Nelly Mostajo, Roman Ochsenreiter, Konstantin Riege, Lorena Rivarola-Duarte, Abdullah H Sahyoun, Sita J Saunders, Stefan E Seemann, Andrea Tanzer, Bertram Vogel, Stefanie Wehner, Michael T Wolfinger, Rolf Backofen, Jan Gorodkin, Ivo Grosse, Ivo Hofacker, Steve Hoffmann, Christoph Kaleta, Peter F Stadler, Stephan Becker, Manja Marz
The unprecedented outbreak of Ebola in West Africa resulted in over 28,000 cases and 11,000 deaths, underlining the need for a better understanding of the biology of this highly pathogenic virus to develop specific counter strategies. Two filoviruses, the Ebola and Marburg viruses, result in a severe and often fatal infection in humans. However, bats are natural hosts and survive filovirus infections without obvious symptoms. The molecular basis of this striking difference in the response to filovirus infections is not well understood...
October 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707808/genomic-tracks-behind-spread-of-bacteremic-group-a-streptococcus-type-emm89-in-finland-2004-2014
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Francesca Latronico, Waleed Nasser, Kai Puhakainen, Jukka Ollgren, Hanne-Leena Hyyryläinen, Stephen B Beres, Outi Lyytikäinen, Jari Jalava, James M Musser, Jaana Vuopio
BACKGROUND:  Many countries worldwide have reported increasing numbers of emm89 group A Streptococcus (GAS) cases during last decade. Pathogen genetic factors linked to this increase need assessment. METHODS:  We investigated epidemiological characteristics of emm89 bacteremic GAS cases, including 7-day and 30-day case fatality (CF), in Finland during 2004-2014 and linked them to whole-genome sequencing data obtained from corresponding strains. Fisher exact test and exact logistic regression were used to compare differences between emm89 bacteremic GAS cases belonging to different genetic clades and subclades...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703546/the-prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-healthcare-associated-infections-in-slovenia-results-of-the-second-national-survey
#20
Irena Klavs, Jana Kolman, Tatjana Lejko Zupanc, Božena Kotnik Kevorkijan, Aleš Korošec, Mojca Serdt
INTRODUCTION: In the second Slovenian national healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) prevalence survey, conducted within the European point prevalence survey of HAIs and antimicrobial use in acute-care hospitals, we estimated the prevalence of all types of HAIs and identified risk factors. METHODS: Patients from acute-care hospitals were enrolled into a one-day cross-sectional study in October 2011. Descriptive analyses were performed to describe the characteristics of patients, their exposure to invasive procedures and the prevalence of different types of HAIs...
December 1, 2016: Zdravstveno Varstvo
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