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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933614/antiviral-agents-for-infectious-mononucleosis-glandular-fever
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Muireann De Paor, Kirsty O'Brien, Tom Fahey, Susan M Smith
BACKGROUND: Infectious mononucleosis (IM) is a clinical syndrome, usually caused by the Epstein Barr virus (EPV), characterised by lymphadenopathy, fever and sore throat. Most cases of symptomatic IM occur in older teenagers or young adults. Usually IM is a benign self-limiting illness and requires only symptomatic treatment. However, occasionally the disease course can be complicated or prolonged and lead to decreased productivity in terms of school or work. Antiviral medications have been used to treat IM, but the use of antivirals for IM is controversial...
December 8, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933493/norovirus-gii-pe-genotype-tracking-a-foodborne-outbreak-on-a-cruise-ship-through-molecular-epidemiology-brazil-2014
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Simone Guadagnucci Morillo, Adriana Luchs, Audrey Cilli, Cibele Daniel Ribeiro, Rita de Cássia Compagnoli Carmona, Maria do Carmo Sampaio Tavares Timenetsky
Norovirus (NoV) is recognized as the most common cause of foodborne outbreaks. In 2014, an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis occurred on a cruise ship in Brazil, and NoV became the suspected etiology. Here we present the molecular identification of the NoV strains and the use of sequence analysis to determine modes of virus transmission. Food (cream cheese, tuna salad, grilled fish, orange mousse, and vegetables soup) and clinical samples were analyzed by ELISA, conventional RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, and sequencing...
December 8, 2016: Food and Environmental Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933201/association-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-liver-histology-among-nafld-patients-without-diabetes
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Pushpjeet Kanwar, James E Nelson, Katherine Yates, David E Kleiner, Aynur Unalp-Arida, Kris V Kowdley
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and obesity are associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The aim of this observational study was to examine the relationship of MetS and a diagnosis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in patients without diabetes in the NASH Clinical Research Network (CRN). METHODS: Clinical, demographic, histological, laboratory and anthropometric data were collected on 356 adult patients without diabetes with NAFLD. Obesity was defined as body mass index ≥30...
2016: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933170/growth-of-a-progesterone-receptor-positive-meningioma-in-a-female-patient-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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T O'Shea, R K Crowley, M Farrell, S MacNally, P Govender, J Feeney, J Gibney, M Sherlock
: Meningioma growth has been previously described in patients receiving oestrogen/progestogen therapy. We describe the clinical, radiological, biochemical and pathologic findings in a 45-year-old woman with congenital adrenal hyperplasia secondary to a defect in the 21-hydroxylase enzyme who had chronic poor adherence to glucocorticoid therapy with consequent virilisation. The patient presented with a frontal headache and marked right-sided proptosis. Laboratory findings demonstrated androgen excess with a testosterone of 18...
2016: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932765/-influencial-factors-for-in-hospital-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-emergency-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Chenyang Chen, Yiyuan Huang, Shenghua Zhou, Zhenfei Fang
To analyze the clinical outcomes of emergency percutaneous intervention in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) during hospital, and to find the relevant risk factors for the prognosis and cardiac events. 
 Methods: We retrospective analyzed the patient with acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, who was successfully performed emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the Cardiac Cath Lab of the Second Xiangya Hospital from January 2010 to December 2014. According to situation for cardiovascular events, patients were divided into 2 groups...
November 28, 2016: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932620/dissecting-antibodies-induced-by-a-chimeric-yellow-fever-dengue-live-attenuated-tetravalent-dengue-vaccine-cyd-tdv-in-na%C3%A3-ve-and-dengue-exposed-individuals
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Sandra Henein, Jesica Swanstrom, Anthony M Byers, Janice M Moser, S Farzana Shaik, Matthew Bonaparte, Nicholas Jackson, Bruno Guy, Ralph Baric, Aravinda M de Silva
Sanofi Pasteur has developed a chimeric yellow fever-dengue, live-attenuated, tetravalent dengue vaccine (CYD-TDV) that is currently approved for use in several countries. In clinical trials, CYD-TDV was efficacious at reducing laboratory-confirmed cases of dengue disease. Efficacy varied by dengue virus (DENV) serotype and pre-vaccination dengue immune status. We compared the properties of antibodies in naïve and DENV exposed individuals who received CYD-TDV. We depleted specific populations of DENV-reactive antibodies from immune sera to estimate the contribution of serotype-cross reactive and type-specific antibodies to neutralization...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932614/validation-of-the-cepheid-genexpert-for-detecting-ebola-virus-in-semen
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Amy James Loftis, Saturday Quellie, Kelly Chason, Emmanuel Sumo, Mason Toukolon, Yonnie Otieno, Heinzfried Ellerbrok, Marcia M Hobbs, David Hoover, Karine Dube, David A Wohl, William A Fischer
BACKGROUND: Ebola virus (EBOV) RNA persistence in semen, reported sexual transmission, and sporadic clusters at the end of the 2013-2016 epidemic have prompted recommendations that male survivors refrain from unprotected sex unless their semen is confirmed to be EBOV-free. However, there is no fully validated assay for EBOV detection in fluids other than blood. METHODS: The Cepheid Xpert Ebola assay for EBOV RNA detection was validated for whole semen and blood using samples obtained from uninfected donors and spiked with inactivated EBOV...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932416/a-phase-ii-trial-of-dovitinib-in-bcg-unresponsive-urothelial-carcinoma-with-fgfr3-mutations-or-over-expression-hoosier-cancer-research-network-trial-hcrn-12-157
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Noah M Hahn, Trinity J Bivalacqua, Ashley E Ross, George J Netto, Alexander S Baras, Jong Chul Park, Carolyn Chapman, Timothy A Masterson, Michael O Koch, Richard Bihrle, Richard S Foster, Thomas A Gardner, Liang Cheng, David R Jones, Kyle McElyea, George E Sandusky, Timothy Breen, Ziyue Liu, Costantine Albany, Marietta L Moore, Rhoda A Loman, Angela Reed, Scott A Turner, Francine B de Abreu, Torrey L Gallagher, Gregory J Tsongalis, Elizabeth R Plimack, Richard E Greenberg, Daniel M Geynisman
PURPOSE: To assess the clinical and pharmacodynamic activity of dovitinib in a treatment resistant, molecularly enriched NMIUC population. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A multi-site pilot phase 2 trial was conducted. Key eligibility criteria included: BCG unresponsive NMIUC (> 2 prior intravesical regimens) with increased phosphorylated FGFR3 (pFGFR3) expression by centrally analyzed immunohistochemistry (IHC+) or FGFR3 mutations (Mut+) assessed in a CLIA-licensed laboratory...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932290/the-diagnosis-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-current-and-future-approaches
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REVIEW
Fernando J Martinez, Alison Chisholm, Harold R Collard, Kevin R Flaherty, Jeffrey Myers, Ganesh Raghu, Simon L F Walsh, Eric S White, Luca Richeldi
With the recent development of two effective treatments for patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, an accurate diagnosis is crucial. The traditional approach to diagnosis emphasises the importance of thorough clinical and laboratory evaluations to exclude secondary causes of disease. High-resolution CT is a critical initial diagnostic test and acts as a tool to identify patients who should undergo surgical lung biopsy to secure a definitive histological diagnosis of usual interstitial pneumonia pattern...
December 5, 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932261/does-adding-clinical-data-to-administrative-data-improve-agreement-among-hospital-quality-measures
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Amresh D Hanchate, Kelly L Stolzmann, Amy K Rosen, Aaron S Fink, Michael Shwartz, Arlene S Ash, Hassen Abdulkerim, Mary Jo V Pugh, Priti Shokeen, Ann Borzecki
BACKGROUND: Hospital performance measures based on patient mortality and readmission have indicated modest rates of agreement. We examined if combining clinical data on laboratory tests and vital signs with administrative data leads to improved agreement with each other, and with other measures of hospital performance in the nation's largest integrated health care system. METHODS: We used patient-level administrative and clinical data, and hospital-level data on quality indicators, for 2007-2010 from the Veterans Health Administration (VA)...
December 5, 2016: Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931685/evaluation-of-different-laboratory-methods-for-rapid-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-pleurisy
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Safaa Amer, Azza El Hefnawy, Nashwa Abdel Wahab, Hadir Okasha, Amira Baz
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Tuberculous pleurisy is a diagnostic challenge due to its nonspecific clinical presentation, paucibacillary nature of the effusion together with the inefficiency of conventional laboratory methods motivating the evaluation of variable diagnostic strategies. METHODS: Using thoracoscopy, the pleural cavity of 50 patients with undiagnosed exudative pleural effusion were fully examined and biopsy specimens of affected parietal pleura were taken under direct vision...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931678/diagnosing-tuberculosis-in-the-21st-century-dawn-of-a-genomics-revolution
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REVIEW
Christopher Jeanes, Justin O'Grady
Tuberculosis (TB) ranks alongside HIV as the leading cause of death worldwide, killing 1.5million people in 2014. Traditional laboratory techniques do not provide sufficiently rapid results to inform clinicians on appropriate treatment, especially in the face of increasingly prevalent drug-resistant TB. Rapid molecular methods such as PCR and LAMP are vital tools in the fight against TB, however, rapid advances in next generation sequencing (NGS) technology are allowing increasingly rapid and accurate sequencing of entire bacterial genomes at ever decreasing cost, providing unprecedented depth of information...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931577/liver-transplantation-in-polish-children-with-%C3%AE-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-a-single-center-experience
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A Bakula, J Pawlowska, O Niewiadomska, I Jankowska, M Teisseyre, P Kaliciński, P Socha
BACKGROUND: α1-Antitrypsin deficiency (ATD) is the most common genetic cause of liver injury in young children. Asymptomatic hepatitis is observed in most patients. However, the course of liver disease due to ATD is unpredictable, and some children develop liver cirrhosis. Liver transplantation (Ltx) dramatically improves their outcome and in some cases is required in the first years of life. The aim of the study was to evaluate the course of the disease in children with ATD treated with Ltx in a single center...
December 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931340/utility-of-the-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-moroccan-children
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S El Azbaoui, A Sabri, S Ouraini, A Hassani, A Asermouh, A Agadr, R Abilkassem, N Dini, M Kmari, A Akhaddar, Z Laktati, S Aieche, N El Hafidi, F Ben Brahim, A A Bousfiha, F Ailal, C Deswarte, E Schurr, L Amar, J Bustamante, S Boisson-Dupuis, J L Casanova, L Abel, J El Baghdadi
SETTING: The utility of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs), such as the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test, in diagnosing active tuberculosis (TB) in children is unclear and depends on the epidemiological setting. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of QFT-GIT for TB diagnosis in children living in Morocco, an intermediate TB incidence country with high bacille Calmette-Gurin vaccination coverage. DESIGN: We prospectively recruited 109 Moroccan children hospitalised for clinically suspected TB, all of whom were tested using QFT-GIT...
December 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931300/clinical-and-etiologic-evaluation-of-the-children-with-chronic-urticaria
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Dilek Azkur, Ersoy Civelek, Mge Toyran, Emine Dibek Msrlolu, Mustafa Erkoolu, Ayenur Kaya, Emine Vezir, Tayfur Gini, Ayegl Akan, Can Naci Kocaba
BACKGROUND: Chronic urticaria (CU) is a skin disorder defined as daily or almost daily exhibition of pruritic and transient wheals that last for 6 weeks. CU is divided into two subtypes: chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) and chronic inducible urticaria (CIndU). OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical features, possible causes, associated findings, and laboratory results of different subtypes of CU in children according to a new classification. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the clinical features, laboratory investigations, and provocation tests of children with different subtypes of CU according to a new classification...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931107/a-diffusely-enlarged-pancreas-the-un-usual-suspect
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Pedro Magalhães-Costa, Maria José Brito, Pedro Pinto-Marques
An 81-years-old female presented with obstructive jaundice and a non-specific clinical picture of nausea and appetite loss. Labs demonstrated a conjugated hyperbilirrubinemia (7.7 mg/dL), increased aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase (10xULN and 8xULN, respectively), increased lactate dehydrogenase (10xULN) and serum lipase (3xULN). CA 19.9 was 342 U/mL (Ref value < 37 U/mL). There was no evidence of peripheral lymphadenopathy or hepatosplenomegaly. Imaging (Figure 1A and 1B) revealed a marked homogeneous enlargement of the pancreas (without any well-defined mass), dilation of the extra and intra-hepatic bile ducts and ascites...
December 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930849/searching-for-a-potential-antibacterial-lead-structure-against-bacterial-biofilms-among-new-naphthoquinone-compounds
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Caroline S Moreira, Ana Carolina J A Silva, Juliana S Novais, Agnes Marie Sá Figueiredo, Vítor F Ferreira, David R da Rocha, Helena C Castro
AIMS: The aims of this study were design, synthesis and the evaluation of 2-hydroxy-3-phenylsulfanylmethyl-[1,4]-naphthoquinones against gram-negative and Gram-positive strains, including MRSA and its biofilm, to probe for potential lead structures METHODS AND RESULTS: Thus, 36 new analogs were prepared with good yields using a simple, fast, operational three-procedure reaction and a thiol addition to an ο-quinone methide using microwave irradiation. All compounds were tested against Escherichia coli ATCC 25922, Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 27853, Proteus mirabilis ATCC 15290, Serratia marcescens ATCC 14756, Klebsiella pneumoniae ATCC 4352, Enterobacter cloacae ATCC 23355, Enterococcus faecalis ATCC 29212, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, S...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930631/cd19-targeted-car-t-cells-as-novel-cancer-immunotherapy-for-relapsed-or-refractory-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Marco L Davila, Renier J Brentjens
Immunotherapy has demonstrated significant potential for the treatment of patients with chemotherapy-resistant hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. One type of immunotherapy involves the adoptive transfer of T cells that have been genetically modified with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) to target a tumor. These hybrid proteins are composed of the antigen-binding domains of an antibody fused to T-cell receptor signaling machinery. CAR T cells that target CD19 recently have made the jump from the laboratory to the clinic, and the results have been remarkable...
October 2016: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930589/hypertriglyceridemic-waist-phenotype-and-metabolic-abnormalities-in-hypertensive-adults-a-strobe-compliant-study
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Shuang Chen, Xiaofan Guo, Shasha Yu, Hongmei Yang, Guozhe Sun, Zhao Li, Yingxian Sun
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between the hypertriglyceridemic waist (HTGW) phenotype and metabolic abnormalities in hypertensive adults.A cross-sectional study, with a sample of 5919 hypertensive adults (2892 men and 3027 women) aged 35 years or older, was recruited from rural areas of China. The participants underwent anthropometric measurements and laboratory examinations. The self-reported information was collected by trained personnel. The HTGW phenotype was defined as elevated triglycerides and elevated waist circumference...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930556/the-fto-rs9939609-and-lepr-rs1137101-mothers-newborns-gene-polymorphisms-and-maternal-fat-mass-index-effects-on-anthropometric-characteristics-in-newborns-a-cross-sectional-study-on-mothers-newborns-gene-polymorphisms-the-fto-lepr-study-strobe-compliant-article
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Claudiu Mărginean, Cristina Oana Mărginean, Mihaela Iancu, Lorena Elena Meliţ, Florin Tripon, Claudia Bănescu
The aim of this study was to assess the impact of mothers' and newborns' fat mass and obesity-associated gene (FTO) rs9939609 and leptin receptor (LEPR) rs1137101 gene polymorphisms on neonatal anthropometric parameters in order to identify a potential risk for developing obesity.We performed a cross-sectional study on 355 mother-newborn couples in an Obstetrics Gynecology Tertiary Hospital from Romania, evaluated with regard to anthropometric parameters, clinical and laboratory parameters besides 2 genetic polymorphisms (FTO rs9939609 and LEPR rs1137101)...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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