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chlamydia, mycoplasma

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...
October 14, 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
S F Lax
Endometritis is nowadays rare in developed countries and typically shows a subclinical or mild course; therefore, there are probably more cases of endometritis than diagnosed but they lack clinical relevance. In the fertile period of life it can be the reason for vaginal bleeding and infertility. The most common causes for non-specific endometritis are residual placental tissue after abortion or childbirth, intrauterine interventions, lesions within the uterine cavity, such as endometrial polyps, endometrial hyperplasia and neoplasms, intrauterine devices (IUD) and cervical stenosis...
October 13, 2016: Der Pathologe
Frederick Palm, Pirkko J Pussinen, Annette Aigner, Heiko Becher, Florian Buggle, Matthias F Bauer, Caspar Grond-Ginsbach, Anton Safer, Christian Urbanek, Armin J Grau
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Infectious diseases contribute to stroke risk, and are associated with socioeconomic status (SES). We tested the hypotheses that the aggregate burden of infections increases the risk of ischemic stroke (IS) and partly explains the association between low SES and ischemic stroke. METHODS: In a case-control study with 470 ischemic stroke patients and 809 age- and sex-matched controls, randomly selected from the population, antibodies against the periodontal microbial agents Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis, against Chlamydia pneumonia, Mycoplasma pneumoniae (IgA and IgG), and CagA-positive Helicobacter pylori (IgG) were assessed...
October 5, 2016: Atherosclerosis
N S Kochar, S Garg, A Oberoi, S Chopra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Nicholay A Shcherbina, Liudmyla A Vygovskaya
INTRODUCTION: the relevance of intrauterine infections is determined by significant peri- and postnatal loss as well as health impairment, which often results in disability and reduced quality of life. Ultrasonography is employed in order to provide a reliable assessment of the functional state of the fetoplacental system secondary to intrauterine fetal infection in the course of pregnancy. Ultrasound imaging is essential in diagnosis of various preclinical complications of pregnancy and detection of abnormalities in the developing fetus...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Erik Munson, David Wenten, Sheila Jhansale, Mary Kay Schuknecht, Nicki Pantuso, Joshua Gerritts, Aaron Steward, Kimber L Munson, Maureen Napierala, Deb Hamer
Of 1493 male sexually-transmitted infection (STI) clinic encounters in a high-prevalence STI community, 8.7% revealed detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and 6.6% revealed detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Additional Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium screening resulted in 17.4% and 23.9% of encounters positive for STI, respectively. STI agents were detected in 13.7% of urine specimens; addition of pharyngeal and rectal collections resulted in detection of STI agents in 19.0% and 23.9% of encounters, respectively...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Maria Trent, Shang-En Chung, Charlotte Gaydos, Kevin D Frick, Jennifer Anders, Steven Huettner, Richard Rothman, Arlene Butz
PURPOSE: Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) disproportionately affects adolescent and young adult (AYA) women and can negatively influence reproductive health trajectories. Few randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have focused on strategies to improve outpatient adherence or to reduce reproductive morbidity in this population. This paper describes the research methods and preliminary effectiveness of recruitment, retention, and intervention strategies employed in a novel RCT designed to test a technology-enhanced community-health nursing (TECH-N) intervention among urban AYA with PID...
August 2016: Eur Med J Reprod Health
Rania Abdelmonem Khattab, Maha Mohssen Abdelfattah
AIM: To determine the association between chlamydial conjunctivitis and genital infection by Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma genitalium and Candida albicans, in addition to the possible relationship between cultured bacterial pathogens and oculogenital chlamydial infection. METHODS: This study was performed on 100 (50 symptomatic and 50 asymptomatic) women attending the Gynecological and Obstetric outpatient clinic of Alzahra hospital, Alazhar University. Simultaneously a conjunctival swab was taken from these patients...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
Harald Moi, Nils Reinton, Ivana Randjelovic, Elina J Reponen, Line Syvertsen, Amir Moghaddam
A non-syndromic approach to treatment of people with non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) requires identification of pathogens and understanding of the role of those pathogens in causing disease. The most commonly detected and isolated micro-organisms in the male urethral tract are bacteria belonging to the family of Mycoplasmataceae, in particular Ureaplasma urealyticum and Ureaplasma parvum To better understand the role of these Ureaplasma species in NGU, we have performed a prospective analysis of male patients voluntarily attending a drop in STI clinic in Oslo...
August 24, 2016: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Ciara Cox, Alison P Watt, James P McKenna, Peter V Coyle
The numbers of rectal sexually transmitted infections are on the rise especially among men who have sex with men. Males from men who have sex with men population are encouraged to send a rectal swab to the laboratory for sexually transmitted infection screening at their visit to the Genitourinary Medicine Clinic. In healthy asymptomatic males, the range of pathogens tested is limited therefore other pathogens may be left untreated allowing infections to persist among sexual partners. Molecular techniques have revolutionarised sexually transmitted infection testing enabling the detection of previously difficult-to-culture pathogens in extra-genital sites and have increased the evidence base for their clinical significance...
August 19, 2016: International Journal of STD & AIDS
Bassem Refaat, Ahmed Mohamed Ashshi, Sarah Abdullah Batwa, Jawwad Ahmad, Shakir Idris, Seham Yahia Kutbi, Faizah Ahmed Malibary, Fadi Fayez Kamfar
This was a prospective case-control study that measured the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) by an IVD CE multiplex PCR kit in fresh Fallopian tubes (FT) obtained from 96 ectopic pregnancies (EP) and 61 controls in the midluteal phase of the cycle. We later measured the expression profile of IL-6, leukaemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and their signalling molecules, in respect to the type and number of infections, by immunohistochemistry, ELISA and quantitative RT-PCR...
October 2016: Innate Immunity
Eva Björnelius, Charlotta Magnusson, Jørgen Skov Jensen
OBJECTIVES: Mycoplasma genitalium is an important cause of STI in men and women. Worldwide evidence suggests a reduction in efficacy of azithromycin treatment due to the prevalence of macrolide resistant M. genitalium. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of macrolide resistance in patients with a positive test for M. genitalium within our setting. METHODS: Two STI clinics in Stockholm offered tests for M. genitalium as part of a routine care pathway...
August 8, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
Laura Dize, Perry Barnes, Mathilda Barnes, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Vincent Marsiglia, Della Duncan, Justin Hardick, Charlotte A Gaydos
Men were enrolled in a study to assess the performance and acceptability of self-collected penile meatal swabs as compared to clinician-collected urethral swabs for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). We expected penile-meatal swabs to perform favorably to urethral swabs for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), Trichomonas vaginalis (TV), and Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) detection by nucleic acid amplification assays (NAATs). Of 203 swab pairs tested; for CT, penile-meatal swab sensitivity was 96...
October 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
André Lp de Abreu, Natália Malaguti, Raquel P Souza, Nelson S Uchimura, Érika C Ferreira, Monalisa W Pereira, Maria Db Carvalho, Sandra M Pelloso, Marcelo G Bonini, Fabrícia Gimenes, Marcia El Consolaro
The link between high-risk human Papillomavirus (HR-HPV) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the risk of developing cervical cancer still unclear. Thus, in this report we investigated the rates of co-infections between HPV and other important non-HPV STDs in different cervical findings using a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (M-PCR) to simultaneously detect Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma genitalium, Trichomonas vaginalis, HSV-1 and -2, and Treponema pallidum. A total of 838 women aged 18 to 68 years were screened using Papanicolaou smears for cervical abnormalities, HPV and non-HPV STDs using PCR and M-PCR methods...
2016: American Journal of Cancer Research
Jia-Yi Liao, Tao Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP), Chlamydia pneumoniae (CP), and Legionella pneumophila (LP) in hospitalized children with acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI). METHODS: A total of 13 198 hospitalized children with ARTI were enrolled as study subjects. Whole blood and urine were collected. The passive agglutination was used to detect serum MP-IgM, ELISA was used to detect serum CP-IgM, and immunochromatography was performed to detect urinary LP antigen...
July 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Lisette van der Eem, Jan Henk Dubbink, Helen E Struthers, James A McIntyre, Sander Ouburg, Servaas A Morré, Marleen M Kock, Remco P H Peters
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of three different guidelines for the management of vaginal discharge syndrome (VDS) for women living in a rural setting in South Africa. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of data from a cross-sectional study in Mopani District, South Africa. The 2015 and 2008 guidelines of the South African Department of Health (DoH) and the most recent WHO guidelines were evaluated for adequate treatment of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Mycoplasma genitalium and Trichomonas vaginalis infection...
September 2016: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
Alvaro Toledo, Jorge L Benach
Intracellular bacteria use a number of strategies to survive, grow, multiply, and disseminate within the host. One of the most striking adaptations that intracellular pathogens have developed is the ability to utilize host lipids and their metabolism. Bacteria such as Anaplasma, Chlamydia, or Mycobacterium can use host lipids for different purposes, such as a means of entry through lipid rafts, building blocks for bacteria membrane formation, energy sources, camouflage to avoid the fusion of phagosomes and lysosomes, and dissemination...
December 2015: Microbiology Spectrum
Hye Sun Kim, Tae Jin Kim, In Ho Lee, Sung Ran Hong
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the meaning and usefulness of sexually transmitted infection (STI) test when caring for patients who have abnormal cervical cytology and/or positive high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test results. METHODS: Among patients who underwent liquid-based cervical cytology and HPV DNA tests at the Obstetrics and Gynecology outpatient clinic, 800 patients who showed abnormal cervical cytology were compared with 200 patients in the control group...
September 2016: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
N M Nemeth, V Gonzalez-Astudillo, P T Oesterle, E W Howerth
Avian samples (n = 827) submitted to the University of Georgia from 2006 to 2011 were reviewed to determine common disease entities and taxa-specific patterns. The study included 153 species, with 64.5% Psittaciformes, 11.3% Passeriformes, 7.9% Galliformes, 3.8% Columbiformes and 3.5% Anseriformes. Infectious agents were identified in 226 birds (27.3%); bacterial infections (n = 119; 14.4%) were most commonly gram-negative bacilli and Chlamydia psittaci and less commonly Mycoplasma and Mycobacterium spp...
August 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
Meiling He, Yanping Xie, Ruixia Zhang, Song Gao, Guangmei Xu, Lei Zhang, Peipei Liu, Yuanyuan Li, Shuyan Wu
The infections of Mycoplasmas and Chlamydiae are still severe in patients with genital tract diseases and antimicrobial resistance for these organisms has been changing in recent years. In this study, we reported the prevalence status of Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma hominis and Chlamydia trachomatis in 965 patients with genital tract infection in Shanghai from January 2011 to December 2014 and analyzed the antimicrobial resistance of U. urealyticum and M. hominis to 12 kinds of antimicrobial drugs by using commercial kits and SPSS13...
August 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
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