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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178118/microscopy-of-stained-urethral-smear-in-male-urethritis-which-cutoff-should-be-used
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Harald Moi, Usha Hartgill, Kristin Helene Skullerud, Elina J Reponen, Line Syvertsen, Amir Moghaddam
BACKGROUND: The microscopical diagnosis of male urethritis was recently questioned by Rietmeijer and Mettenbrink, lowering the diagnostic criteria of the diagnosis to ≥2 polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMNL) per high power field (HPF), and adopted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines. The European Non-Gonococcal Urethritis Guideline advocates a limit of ≥5 PMNL/HPF. OBJECTIVE: To determine if syndromic treatment of urethritis should be considered with a cutoff value of ≥2 PMNL/HPF in urethral smear...
March 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159916/impact-of-deploying-multiple-point-of-care-tests-with-a-sample-first-approach-on-a-sexual-health-clinical-care-pathway-a-service-evaluation
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Emma M Harding-Esch, Achyuta V Nori, Aseel Hegazi, Marcus J Pond, Olanike Okolo, Anthony Nardone, Catherine M Lowndes, Phillip Hay, S Tariq Sadiq
OBJECTIVES: To assess clinical service value of STI point-of-care test (POCT) use in a 'sample first' clinical pathway (patients providing samples on arrival at clinic, before clinician consultation). Specific outcomes were: patient acceptability; whether a rapid nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) for Chlamydia trachomatis/Neisseria gonorrhoeae (CT/NG) could be used as a POCT in practice; feasibility of non-NAAT POCT implementation for Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) and bacterial vaginosis (BV); impact on patient diagnosis and treatment...
February 3, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152632/cervical-fluid-calreticulin-and-cathepsin-g-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-preterm-prelabor-rupture-of-membranes
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Ctirad Andrys, Ivana Musilova, Marcela Drahosova, Ondrej Soucek, Lenka Pliskova, Bo Jacobsson, Nanbert Zhong, Marian Kacerovsky
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to determine the cervical calreticulin and cathepsin-G concentrations in pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM) with respect to the presence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) and intra-amniotic inflammation (IAI). METHODS: Eighty women with singleton pregnancies complicated by PPROM were included in this study. Cervical and amniotic fluids were obtained at the time of admission, and concentrations of calreticulin and cathepsin-G in cervical fluid were determined using ELISA...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129377/high-prevalence-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-and-chlamydia-pneumoniae-in-children-with-acute-respiratory-infections-from-lima-peru
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Juana Del Valle-Mendoza, Fiorella Orellana-Peralta, Alvaro Marcelo-Rodríguez, Eduardo Verne, Mónica Esquivel-Vizcarra, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Pablo Weilg, Verónica Casabona-Oré, Claudia Ugarte, Luis J Del Valle
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae are atypical pathogens responsible for pneumonia and a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in low income countries. The study objective is to determine the prevalence of this pathogens in Peruvian children with acute respiratory infections. METHODS: A consecutive cross-sectional study was conducted in Lima, Peru from May 2009 to September 2010. A total of 675 children admitted with clinical diagnoses of acute respiratory infections were tested for Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydia pneumoniae detection by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and clinical symptoms were registered by the attending physician...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120647/detection-of-sexually-transmitted-pathogens-in-patients-with-chronic-prostatitis-chronic-pelvic-pain-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Dino Papeš, Miram Pasini, Ana Jerončić, Martina Vargović, Viktor Kotarski, Alemka Markotić, Višnja Škerk
In <10% of patients with prostatitis syndrome, a causative uropathogenic organism can be detected. It has been shown that certain organisms that cause sexually transmitted infections can also cause chronic bacterial prostatitis, which can be hard to diagnose and treat appropriately because prostatic samples obtained by prostatic massage are not routinely tested to detect them. We conducted a clinical study to determine the prevalence of Chlamydia, mycoplasma, and trichomonas infection in 254 patients that were previously diagnosed and treated for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome due to negative urethral swab, urine, and prostate samples...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112332/-molecular-detection-of-sexually-transmitted-agents-in-a-symptomatic-group-of-men-and-its-relationship-with-sexual-behavior
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Daniela León, Javier Retamal, Ramón Silva, Carmen Ili, Stephanie Mieville, Pablo Guzmán, Gastón Briceño, Priscilla Brebi
BACKGROUND: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) affect sexual and reproductive health of millions of men. Pathogens such as human papillomavirus (HPV), herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 (HSV-1 y HSV-2), Chlamydia trachomatis,Mycoplasmagenitalium,Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum are associated with STIs. AIM: To detect pathogens associated with STIs in symptomatic men and its relationship with sexual behavior. METHODOLOGY: DNA was obtained from exfoliated cells of penis from 20 symptomatic men...
October 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099135/mycoplasma-ureaplasma-infection-in-pregnancy-to-screen-or-not-to-screen
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Gilbert G G Donders, Kateryna Ruban, Gert Bellen, Ljubomir Petricevic
Mycoplasmata have been linked to pregnancy complications and neonatal risk. While formerly a limited number of species could be discovered by cultures, molecular biology nowadays discovers both lower quantities and more diverse species, making us realize that mycoplasmata are ubiquitous in the vaginal milieu and do not always pose a danger for pregnant women. As the meaning of mycoplasmata in pregnancy is not clear to many clinicians, we summarized the current knowledge about the meaning of different kinds of mycoplasmata in pregnancy and discuss the potential benefits and disadvantages of treatment...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079749/should-female-partners-of-men-with-non-gonococcal-urethritis-negative-for-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-mycoplasma-genitalium-be-informed-and-treated-clinical-outcomes-from-a-partner-study-of-heterosexual-men-with-ngu
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Jason J Ong, Angela Sarumpaet, Eric P F Chow, Catriona Bradshaw, Marcus Chen, Tim Read, Christopher K Fairley
BACKGROUND: To determine if female partners of men with pathogen-negative non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) are at risk of genital infection. METHODS: Secondary data analysis using health records from a large sexually transmitted disease clinic in Melbourne of 1710 men and their female partners attending on the same day from January 2006 to April 2015. Proportions of female partners with symptoms suggesting genital infection or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) were determined for: (1) men with NGU and no Chlamydia trachomatis or Mycoplasma genitalium (referred to as pathogen-negative NGU) (n = 91); 2) men with urethral C...
February 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032361/relationship-between-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-mycoplasma-genitalium-infection-and-pregnancy-rate-and-outcome-in-iranian-infertile-couples
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L Dehghan Marvast, A Aflatoonian, A R Talebi, A Eley, A A Pacey
The study was performed to investigate the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma genitalium in a population of infertile couples from Iran and how this relates to tubal factor infertility, pregnancy rate and outcome of pregnancy. Blood, semen and first-void urine samples were obtained from 250 infertile couples and 250 fertile women as a control. Infertile couples were followed up after 24 months to determine diagnosis, referral for assisted conception, any pregnancy and pregnancy outcome. Data were analysed with regard to the results of (i) serological analysis for specific antibodies to C...
December 29, 2016: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007229/sexually-transmitted-diseases-and-infertility
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Danielle G Tsevat, Harold C Wiesenfeld, Caitlin Parks, Jeffrey F Peipert
Female infertility, including tubal factor infertility, is a major public health concern worldwide. Most cases of tubal factor infertility are attributable to untreated sexually transmitted diseases that ascend along the reproductive tract and are capable of causing tubal inflammation, damage, and scarring. Evidence has consistently demonstrated the effects of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae as pathogenic bacteria involved in reproductive tract morbidities including tubal factor infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease...
January 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981387/-non-viral-sexually-transmitted-infections-epidemiology-clinical-manifestations-diagnostics-and-therapy-part%C3%A2-2-chlamydia-and-mycoplasma
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REVIEW
P Nenoff, A Manos, I Ehrhard, C Krüger, U Paasch, P Helmbold, W Handrick
Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common pathogen of sexually transmitted bacterial infections worldwide. Every year in Germany approximately 300,000 new infections are to be expected. Chlamydia infections occur nearly exclusively in the postpubertal period. The peak age group is 15-25 years. The infection usually runs an asymptomatic course and the diagnosis is made by nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAAT) often after chlamydial screening or if complications occur. For treatment of chlamydial infections oral doxycycline 100 mg twice daily over 7 days is initially used or alternatively oral azithromycin 1...
December 15, 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960206/role-of-atypical-pathogens-in-the-etiology-of-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Forest W Arnold, James T Summersgill, Julio A Ramirez
Atypical pneumonia has been described for over 100 years, but some of the pathogens attributed to it have been identified only in the past decades. The most common pathogens are Chlamydia pneumoniae, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Legionella pneumophila. The epidemiology and pathophysiology of these three pathogens have been studied since their discovery, and are reviewed herein to provide better insight when evaluating these patients, which hopefully translates into improved care. The incidence of atypical pathogens has been shown to be approximately 22% worldwide, but this probably varies with location...
December 2016: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911430/-clinical-presentations-of-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus-diagnosis-and-therapy
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G M Chernakova, E A Kleshcheva, T B Semenova
: Approximately a quarter of the world's population at some point in life is at risk of developing shingles (Herpes Zoster). In 10-20% of cases the first branch of the trigeminal nerve gets involved (Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, HZO). Ophthalmic complications of HZO are able to cause a significant reduction in visual function. AIM: To study and summarize clinical features of HZO (including the rate of complications and their nature) and to determine the relationship between clinical and laboratory data from these patients...
2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898565/quantitative-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-the-diagnosis-of-mycoplasma-genitalium-infection-in-south-african-men-with-and-without-symptoms-of-urethritis
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Marie Cecilia le Roux, Anwar Ahmed Hoosen
BACKGROUND: This study was done to diagnose Mycoplasma genitalium infection based on bacterial load in urine specimens from symptomatic and asymptomatic men. METHODS: Urine specimens from 94 men with visible urethral discharge, 206 with burning on micturition and 75 without symptoms presenting to a family practitioner were tested for M. genitalium as well as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Trichomonas vaginalis by transcription-mediated amplification assays...
January 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893600/prevalence-and-correlates-of-genital-infections-among-newly-diagnosed-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-adults-entering-human-immunodeficiency-virus-care-in-windhoek-namibia
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Gaston Djomand, Madeleine Schlefer, Steve Gutreuter, Sarah Tobias, Roopal Patel, Nickolas DeLuca, Julia Hood, Souleymane Sawadogo, Cheng Chen, Alexinah Muadinohamba, David W Lowrance, Naomi Bock
BACKGROUND: Identifying and treating genital infections, including sexually transmitted infections (STI), among newly diagnosed human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals may benefit both public and individual health. We assessed prevalence of genital infections and their correlates among newly diagnosed HIV-infected individuals enrolling in HIV care services in Namibia. METHODS: Newly diagnosed HIV-infected adults entering HIV care at 2 health facilities in Windhoek, Namibia, were recruited from December 2012 to March 2014...
November 2016: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859690/prevalence-and-distribution-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-genovars-in-indian-infertile-patients-a-pilot-study
#16
Jyoti Rawre, Benu Dhawan, Neena Malhotra, Vishnubhatla Sreenivas, Shobha Broor, Rama Chaudhry
To determine the prevalence and distribution of Chlamydia trachomatis genovars in patients with infertility by PCR-RFLP and ompA gene sequencing. Prevalence of other etiological agents (viz., Ureaplasma spp. and Mycoplasma hominis) were also assessed. Endocervical swabs were collected from 477 women and urine was collected from 151 men attending the Infertility Clinic. The samples were screened for C. trachomatis by cryptic plasmid, ompA gene and nested ompA gene PCR. Genotyping was performed by PCR-RFLP and sequencing...
December 2016: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836808/mycoplasma-genitalium-and-trichomonas-vaginalis-in-france-a-point-prevalence-study-in-people-screened-for-sexually-transmitted-diseases
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S Pereyre, C Laurier Nadalié, C Bébéar
OBJECTIVE: Mycoplasma genitalium and Trichomonas vaginalis are common causes of sexually transmitted infections, but limited prevalence data are available in France. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of M. genitalium and T. vaginalis infections and to assess prevalence by gender, age, sample collection sites and clinical symptoms. A multicentre collection of specimens was intended to obtain a nationwide overview of the epidemiology. METHODS: Between September 2014 and January 2015, a total of 2652 consecutive urogenital specimens submitted to the microbiology diagnostic departments of 16 French university hospitals for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae detection were collected...
February 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803507/role-of-atypical-bacteria-in-hospitalized-patients-with-nursing-home-acquired-pneumonia
#18
Laura Meyer-Junco
Background: Nursing home-acquired pneumonia (NHAP) has been identified as one of the leading causes of mortality and hospitalization for long-term care residents. However, current and previous pneumonia guidelines differ on the appropriate management of NHAP in hospitalized patients, specifically in regard to the role of atypical bacteria such as Chlamydiae pneumonia, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, and Legionella. Objectives: The purpose of this review is to evaluate clinical trials conducted in hospitalized patients with NHAP to determine the prevalence of atypical bacteria and thus the role for empiric antibiotic coverage of these pathogens in NHAP...
October 2016: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753796/etiology-of-acute-respiratory-infections-in-infants-a-prospective-birth-cohort-study
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Prawin Kumar, Guruprasad R Medigeshi, Vishnu S Mishra, Mojahidul Islam, Shivani Randev, Aparna Mukherjee, Rama Chaudhry, Arti Kapil, Kana Ram Jat, Rakesh Lodha, Sushil K Kabra
BACKGROUND: There is paucity of studies on etiology of acute respiratory infections (ARI) in infants. The objective of this study is to document incidence and etiology of ARI in infants, their seasonal variability and association of clinical profile with etiology. METHODS: A birth cohort was followed for the first year of life; for each episode of ARI, nasopharyngeal aspirates were collected to identify the causative respiratory virus(es) using multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction assay...
January 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742734/pleuromutilins-potent-drugs-for-resistant-bugs-mode-of-action-and-resistance
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REVIEW
Susanne Paukner, Rosemarie Riedl
Pleuromutilins are antibiotics that selectively inhibit bacterial translation and are semisynthetic derivatives of the naturally occurring tricyclic diterpenoid pleuromutilin, which received its name from the pleuromutilin-producing fungus Pleurotus mutilus Tiamulin and valnemulin are two established derivatives in veterinary medicine for oral and intramuscular administration. As these early pleuromutilin drugs were developed at a time when companies focused on major antibacterial classes, such as the β-lactams, and resistance was not regarded as an issue, interest in antibiotic research including pleuromutilins was limited...
January 3, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
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