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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457360/neglected-areas-on-thorax-computed-tomography-evaluation-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-paravertebral-muscles-and-para-aortic-adipose-tissue
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Mustafa Resorlu, Ozan Karatag, Canan A Toprak, Muhsin O Ozturk
INTRODUCTION: This study, investigated the para-aortic adipose tissue cross-sectional area, a novel predictor of cardiovascular diseases and degenerative changes in the paravertebral muscles, in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHOD: One hundred cases diagnosed as COPD and 50 healthy individuals with similar demographic characteristics were evaluated. Para-aortic adipose tissue cross-sectional area (mm2 ), subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness (mm), paravertebral muscle area (mm2 ) and fat deposition in muscle tissue were assessed radiologically...
February 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456677/concurrent-eosinophilia-and-igg4-related-disease-in-a-child-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Can Chen, Kuang Chen, Xilian Huang, Kaile Wang, Shenxian Qian
The current study presents the case of a 9-year-old Chinese boy who presented with eosinophilia and elevated serum levels of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4). A bone marrow puncture identified an elevated eosinophil rate of 23% (normal range, <5%), which indicated eosinophilia. However, gene analysis, fluorescent in situ hybridization and other examinations, including bone marrow aspiration, blood routine, auto-antibody tests and parasitic and allergens screening, contradicted a diagnosis of secondary or clonal eosinophilia...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456191/comparative-efficacy-of-low-dose-versus-standard-dose-azithromycin-for-patients-with-yaws-a-randomised-non-inferiority-trial-in-ghana-and-papua-new-guinea
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Michael Marks, Oriol Mitjà, Christian Bottomley, Cynthia Kwakye, Wendy Houinei, Mathias Bauri, Paul Adwere, Abdul A Abdulai, Fredrick Dua, Laud Boateng, James Wangi, Sally-Ann Ohene, Regina Wangnapi, Shirley V Simpson, Helen Miag, Kennedy K Addo, Laud A Basing, Damien Danavall, Kai H Chi, Allan Pillay, Ronald Ballard, Anthony W Solomon, Cheng Y Chen, Sibauk V Bieb, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, David C W Mabey, Kingsley Asiedu
BACKGROUND: A dose of 30 mg/kg of azithromycin is recommended for treatment of yaws, a disease targeted for global eradication. Treatment with 20 mg/kg of azithromycin is recommended for the elimination of trachoma as a public health problem. In some settings, these diseases are co-endemic. We aimed to determine the efficacy of 20 mg/kg of azithromycin compared with 30 mg/kg azithromycin for the treatment of active and latent yaws. METHODS: We did a non-inferiority, open-label, randomised controlled trial in children aged 6-15 years who were recruited from schools in Ghana and schools and the community in Papua New Guinea...
February 15, 2018: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455471/world-traumatic-dental-injury-prevalence-and-incidence-a-meta-analysis-one-billion-living-people-have-had-traumatic-dental-injuries
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Stefano Petti, Ulf Glendor, Lars Andersson
Traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) account for a considerable proportion of bodily injuries. Nevertheless, global TDI frequency is unknown, probably because TDI diagnosis is not standardized. This study estimated world TDI frequency. A literature search (publication years 1996-2016) was aimed at covering as many countries, communities, ethnic groups as possible, thus achieving high generalizability. In particular, nonspecific keywords, no language restrictions and large databanks were used. Observational studies reporting proportions of individuals with at least one TDI (prevalence) and who developed TDI (incidence rate) were considered...
February 18, 2018: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455427/variation-in-cardiac-markers-and-electrocardiographic-alterations-in-young-calves-naturally-infected-with-bovine-tropical-theileriosis
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Kapil Kumar Gupta, Mukesh Srivastava, Vikrant Sudan, Shanker Kumar Singh, Soumen Choudhury, Daya Shanker
The present study was designed to assess the deleterious effects of bovine tropical theileriosis on the cardiovascular system and the consequent myocardial involvement in young calves. Myocardial effects in parasitic diseases are often neglected. Hemolytic anemia, associated secondary hypoxia, and vasculitis are cardinal features of bovine theileriosis. In the present study, electrocardiogram (ECG) alongside serum cardiac troponin I (cTnI) and creatinine phosphokinase-myocardial band (CPK-MB) concentrations were analyzed in infected, treated, and control groups of young calves...
February 17, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454847/bejel-in-cuba-molecular-identification-of-treponema-pallidum-subsp-endemicum-in-patients-diagnosed-with-venereal-syphilis
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Angel A Noda, Linda Grillová, Reto Lienhard, Orestes Blanco, Islay Rodríguez, David Šmajs
OBJECTIVES: Bejel, caused by Treponema pallidum subsp. endemicum (TEN), was until now considered as a non-venereal disease endemic in areas with hot and dry climates. This study has identified TEN in clinical samples from Cuban patients previously diagnosed with syphilis. METHODS: We performed sequencing-based molecular typing on 92 samples from Cuban patients diagnosed with syphilis. Moreover, to differentiate T. pallidum subspecies, Multi-Locus Sequence Analysis (MLSA) was designed, and applied to suspicious samples...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454363/identification-of-wild-caught-phlebotomine-sand-flies-from-crete-and-cyprus-using-dna-barcoding
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Emmanouil Dokianakis, Nikolaos Tsirigotakis, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Nikos Poulakakis, Maria Antoniou
BACKGROUND: Phlebotomine sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) are vectors of Leishmania spp., protozoan parasites responsible for a group of neglected diseases called leishmaniases. Two sand fly genera, Phlebotomus and Sergentomyia, contain species that are present in the Mediterranean islands of Crete and Cyprus where the visceral (VL), cutaneous (CL) and canine (CanLei) leishmaniases are a public health concern. The risk of transmission of different Leishmania species can be studied in an area by monitoring their vectors...
February 17, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453647/new-records-and-host-associations-of-the-tick-ixodes-apronophorus-and-the-first-detection-of-ehrlichia-sp-hf-in-romania
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Martin O Andersson, Gabriel Radbea, Dimitrios Frangoulidis, Herbert Tomaso, Franz Rubel, Santiago Nava, Lidia Chitimia-Dobler
Ixodes (Ixodes) apronophorus is a neglected tick species and its geographical distribution, host associations, and role as a disease vector are not well known. We collected I. apronophorus from several locations in Romania. Morphological identification of ticks was confirmed by analysis of 16S rDNA and 12S rDNA gene sequences. We report new host associations of I. apronophorus, which was collected from dogs, foxes, and a hare-all new hosts for this tick species in Romania. Furthermore, we report for the first time occurrence of Ehrlichia sp...
February 16, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452594/comparative-immunogenicity-of-preparations-of-yeast-derived-dengue-oral-vaccine-candidate
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Jyotiranjan Bal, Nguyen Ngoc Luong, Jisang Park, Ki-Duk Song, Yong-Suk Jang, Dae-Hyuk Kim
BACKGROUND: Dengue is listed as a neglected tropical disease by the Center for Disease Control and Preservation, as there are insufficient integrated surveillance strategies, no effective treatment, and limited licensed vaccines. Consisting of four genetically distinct serotypes, dengue virus (DENV) causes serious life-threatening infections due to its complexity. Antibody-dependent enhancement by pre-existing cross-reactive as well as homotypic antibodies further worsens the clinical symptoms of dengue...
February 16, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452258/recent-findings-related-to-immune-responses-against-leptospirosis-and-novel-strategies-to-prevent-infection
#10
Frédérique Vernel-Pauillac, Catherine Werts
What are the new approaches and emerging ideas to prevent leptospirosis, a neglected bacterial re-emerging zoonotic disease? How do Leptospira interrogans escape the host defenses? We aim here to review and discuss the most recent literature that provides some answers to these questions, in particular data related to a better understanding of adaptive and innate immunity towards leptospires, and design of vaccines. This is an opinion paper, not a comprehensive review. We will try to highlight the new strategies and technologies boosting the search for drugs and vaccines...
February 13, 2018: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452111/recent-progress-in-drug-targets-and-inhibitors-towards-combating-leishmaniasis
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REVIEW
Vijayakumar Saravanan, Pradeep Das
Lesihmaniasis is one of the major neglected tropical disease caused by the parasite of the genus Leishmania. The disease has more than one clinical forms and the visceral form is considered fatal. With the lack of potential vaccine, chemotherapy is the major treatment source considered for the control of the disease in the infected people. Drugs including amphotericin B and miltefosine are widely used for the treatment, however, development of resistance by the parasite towards the administered drug and high-toxicity of the drug are of major concern...
February 13, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451603/from-medicinal-chemistry-to-human-health-current-approaches-to-drug-discovery-for-cancer-and-neglected-tropical-diseases
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Leonardo G Ferreira, Glaucius Oliva, Adriano D Andricopulo
Scientific and technological breakthroughs have compelled the current players in drug discovery to increasingly incorporate knowledge-based approaches. This evolving paradigm, which has its roots attached to the recent advances in medicinal chemistry, molecular and structural biology, has unprecedentedly demanded the development of up-to-date computational approaches, such as bio- and chemo-informatics. These tools have been pivotal to catalyzing the ever-increasing amount of data generated by the molecular sciences, and to converting the data into insightful guidelines for use in the research pipeline...
February 15, 2018: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451600/american-tegumentary-leishmaniasis-diagnostic-and-treatment-challenges-in-a-clinical-case
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Jully Oyama, Fabiana Borges Padilha Ferreira, Carolina Cella Conter, Daniele Stéfanie Sara Lopes Lera-Nonose, Áquila Carolina Fernandes Herculano Ramos-Milaré, Eneide Aparecida Sabaini Venazzi, Thaís Gomes Verzignassi Silveira, Maria Valdrinez Campana Lonardoni
This clinical case presents a patient with a raised and ulcerative lesion with erythematous edges in the mouth, on the lower lip that was unsuccessfully treated as herpes labialis. Clinical data and laboratory tests (Montenegro skin test, indirect immunofluorescence, direct parasite search and polymerase chain reaction) led to the diagnosis of American tegumentary leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia) sp. Treatment with pentavalent antimonial (Glucantime®) for 120 days was not effective and administration of amphotericin B for 30 days resulted in wound healing...
2018: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447366/parent-of-origin-dependent-gene-expression-in-male-and-female-schistosome-parasites
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Julien Kincaid-Smith, Marion A L Picard, Céline Cosseau, Jérôme Boissier, Dany Severac, Christoph Grunau, Eve Toulza
Schistosomes are the causative agents of schistosomiasis, a Neglected Tropical Disease affecting over 230 million people worldwide. Additionally to their major impact on human health, they are also models of choice in evolutionary biology. These parasitic flatworms are unique among the common hermaphroditic trematodes as they have separate sexes. This so-called « evolutionary scandal » displays a female heterogametic genetic sex-determination system (ZZ males and ZW females), as well as a pronounced adult sexual dimorphism...
February 12, 2018: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447164/modern-sunni-shia-conflicts-and-their-neglected-tropical-diseases
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EDITORIAL
Peter J Hotez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446749/the-seroprevalence-of-cystic-echinococcosis-in-a-rural-normal-population-southwestern-iran
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Molouk Beiromvand, Abdollah Rafiei, Esmat Panabad
INTRODUCTION: Cystic echinococcosis is a neglected zoonotic disease with worldwide distribution, which occurs mainly in pastoral regions. Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto, is the main agent of human infection. Although Iran is an endemic area for CE in the Middle East, lack of data regarding the disease among rural inhabitants of Khuzestan province in recent years, persuaded us to perform the current study. METHODOLOGY: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016 using simple random sampling method in 15 villages of Shushtar county, southwestern Iran...
February 13, 2018: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445617/pathogenic-leptospira-advances-in-understanding-the-molecular-pathogenesis-and-virulence
#17
REVIEW
Ciamak Ghazaei
Leptospirosis is a common zoonotic disease has emerged as a major public health problem, with developing countries bearing disproportionate burdens. Although the diverse range of clinical manifestations of the leptospirosis in humans is widely documented, the mechanisms through which the pathogen causes disease remain undetermined. In addition, leptospirosis is a much-neglected life-threatening disease although it is one of the most important zoonoses occurring in a diverse range of epidemiological distribution...
2018: Open Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442617/assembly-of-highly-repetitive-genomes-using-short-reads-the-genome-of-discrete-typing-unit-iii-trypanosoma-cruzi-strain-231
#18
Rodrigo P Baptista, Joao Luis Reis-Cunha, Jeremy D DeBarry, Egler Chiari, Jessica C Kissinger, Daniella C Bartholomeu, Andrea M Macedo
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) methods are low-cost high-throughput technologies that produce thousands to millions of sequence reads. Despite the high number of raw sequence reads, their short length, relative to Sanger, PacBio or Nanopore reads, complicates the assembly of genomic repeats. Many genome tools are available, but the assembly of highly repetitive genome sequences using only NGS short reads remains challenging. Genome assembly of organisms responsible for important neglected diseases such as Trypanosoma cruzi, the aetiological agent of Chagas disease, is known to be challenging because of their repetitive nature...
February 14, 2018: Microbial Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439661/genome-wide-scan-for-commons-snps-affecting-bovine-leukemia-virus-infection-level-in-dairy-cattle
#19
Hugo A Carignano, Dana L Roldan, María J Beribe, María A Raschia, Ariel Amadio, Juan P Nani, Gerónimo Gutierrez, Irene Alvarez, Karina Trono, Mario A Poli, Marcos M Miretti
BACKGROUND: Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) infection is omnipresent in dairy herds causing direct economic losses due to trade restrictions and lymphosarcoma-related deaths. Milk production drops and increase in the culling rate are also relevant and usually neglected. The BLV provirus persists throughout a lifetime and an inter-individual variation is observed in the level of infection (LI) in vivo. High LI is strongly correlated with disease progression and BLV transmission among herd mates...
February 13, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437189/aquagenic-pruritus-in-polycythemia-vera-clinical-characteristics
#20
Edyta Lelonek, Łukasz Matusiak, Tomasz Wróbel, Jacek C Szepietowski
Aquagenic pruritus is one of the main clinical features of polycythemia vera. The aim of this study was to analyse the clinical characteristics of aquagenic pruritus. The study group comprised 102 patients with molecularly confirmed polycythemia vera. Demographic data, data on disease history, polycythemia vera status and treatment modalities were collected. Moreover, various clinical features of aquagenic pruritus (including intensity, localization, quality, descriptors) and the most common factors responsible for its aggravation or alleviation were examined...
February 13, 2018: Acta Dermato-venereologica
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