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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550059/europe-wide-meta-analysis-of-borrelia-burgdorferi-sensu-lato-prevalence-in-questing-ixodes-ricinus-ticks
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Martin Strnad, Václav Hönig, Daniel Růžek, Libor Grubhoffer, Ryan O M Rego
Lyme borreliosis is the most common zoonotic disease transmitted by ticks in Europe and North America. Despite having multiple tick vectors, the causative agent Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, is vectored mainly by Ixodes ricinus in Europe. In the present study, we aimed to review and summarize the existing data published from 2010 to 2016 concerning the prevalence of B. burgdorferi s.l. spirochetes in questing I. ricinus The primary focus was to evaluate the infection rate of these bacteria in ticks, accounting for tick stage, adult tick gender, region and detection method, as well as to investigate any changes in prevalence over time...
May 26, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549882/trends-in-the-use-of-laboratory-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-and-association-with-incidence-rates-in-quebec-canada-2010-2014
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C Bogaty, S Lévesque, C Garenc, C Frenette, D Bolduc, L-A Galarneau, C Lalancette, V Loo, C Tremblay, M Trudeau, J Vachon, M Dionne, J Villeneuve, J Longtin, Y Longtin
BACKGROUND: Several Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) surveillance programs do not specify laboratory strategies to use. We investigated the evolution in testing strategies used across Quebec, Canada, and its association with incidence rates. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 95 hospitals by surveys conducted in 2010 and in 2013-2014. The association between testing strategies and institutional CDI incidence rates was analyzed via multivariate Poisson regressions...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549783/irinotecan-temozolomide-with-temsirolimus-or-dinutuximab-in-children-with-refractory-or-relapsed-neuroblastoma-cog-anbl1221-an-open-label-randomised-phase-2-trial
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Rajen Mody, Arlene Naranjo, Collin Van Ryn, Alice L Yu, Wendy B London, Barry L Shulkin, Marguerite T Parisi, Sabah-E-Noor Servaes, Mitchell B Diccianni, Paul M Sondel, Julia G Bender, John M Maris, Julie R Park, Rochelle Bagatell
BACKGROUND: Outcomes for children with relapsed and refractory neuroblastoma are dismal. The combination of irinotecan and temozolomide has activity in these patients, and its acceptable toxicity profile makes it an excellent backbone for study of new agents. We aimed to test the addition of temsirolimus or dinutuximab to irinotecan-temozolomide in patients with relapsed or refractory neuroblastoma. METHODS: For this open-label, randomised, phase 2 selection design trial of the Children's Oncology Group (COG; ANBL1221), patients had to have histological verification of neuroblastoma or ganglioneuroblastoma at diagnosis or have tumour cells in bone marrow with increased urinary catecholamine concentrations at diagnosis...
May 23, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547674/diagnostic-accuracy-of-various-modalities-relative-to-open-bone-biopsy-for-detection-of-long-bone-posttraumatic-osteomyelitis
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Vivek Chadayammuri, Benoit Herbert, Jiandong Hao, Andreas Mavrogenis, Juan C Quispe, Ji Wan Kim, Heather Young, Mark Hake, Cyril Mauffrey
BACKGROUND: Long bone posttraumatic osteomyelitis (PTOM) is a relatively common complication following surgical fixation of open fractures. There is a lacking consensus on ideal strategies for diagnostic evaluation of long bone PTOM. While open bone biopsy and culture is considered the 'gold diagnostic standard,' its cost and invasiveness are often prohibitive and have prompted the search for alternate diagnostic methods. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of various diagnostic modalities relative to open bone biopsy and culture for the detection of long bone PTOM...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546830/antibiotic-resistance-serogroups-virulence-genes-and-phylogenetic-groups-of-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-yaks-with-diarrhea-in-qinghai-plateau-china
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Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Hui Zhang, Muhammad Kashif Iqbal, Khalid Mehmood, Shucheng Huang, Fazul Nabi, Houqiang Luo, Yanfang Lan, Jiakui Li
BACKGROUND: Ruminants serve as one of the most important reservoirs for pathogenic Escherichia coli. Infection with E. coli, a foodborne enteropathogen, can lead to asymptomatic infections that can cause life-threatening complications in humans. Therefore, from a clinical and human health perspective, it is important to know which virulence genes, phylogenetic groups, serogroups, and antibiotic resistance patterns are present in E. coli strains in yaks with diarrheic infections. METHODS: Two-hundred and ninety-two rectal swabs were collected from diarrheic yaks in Qinghai Plateau, China...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546822/commercial-essential-oils-as-potential-antimicrobials-to-treat-skin-diseases
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REVIEW
Ané Orchard, Sandy van Vuuren
Essential oils are one of the most notorious natural products used for medical purposes. Combined with their popular use in dermatology, their availability, and the development of antimicrobial resistance, commercial essential oils are often an option for therapy. At least 90 essential oils can be identified as being recommended for dermatological use, with at least 1500 combinations. This review explores the fundamental knowledge available on the antimicrobial properties against pathogens responsible for dermatological infections and compares the scientific evidence to what is recommended for use in common layman's literature...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546774/injuries-and-illnesses-in-a-cohort-of-elite-youth-alpine-ski-racers-and-the-influence-of-biological-maturity-and-relative-age-a-two-season-prospective-study
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Lisa Müller, Carolin Hildebrandt, Erich Müller, Renate Oberhoffer, Christian Raschner
BACKGROUND: Studies on injuries and illnesses involving youth ski racers younger than 15 years are lacking in the literature. The aim of this study was prospectively to assess the incidence, prevalence, and severity of traumatic and overuse injuries, as well as illnesses of elite youth ski racers with regard to sex, biological maturity status, and relative age. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A prospective, longitudinal cohort design was used to monitor the anthropometrics, training characteristics, traumatic and overuse injuries, and illnesses of 82 elite youth ski racers (51 males, 31 females, age 9-14 years) over 2 consecutive years...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546693/disseminated-rhinosporidiosis-with-conjunctival-involvement-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
#8
Deepa John, Satheesh S T Selvin, Aparna Irodi, Pushpa Jacob
Rhinosporidiosis is a granulomatous infection of mucocutaneous tissue caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi that most commonly occurs in the nasal cavity. Ocular rhinosporidiosis affects primarily the conjunctiva. Diagnosis of rhinosporidiosis is based on strong clinical suspicion and is confirmed by histopathological examination. We report a rare case of conjunctival rhinosporidiosis in an immunocompromised patient (human immunodeficiency virus) with disseminated cutaneous rhinosporidiosis. A 44-year-old male presented with a swelling in the right upper eyelid for 6 months...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546690/update-on-the-epidemiology-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-ocular-infections
#9
Darlene Miller
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the epidemiology and current antibiotic-resistant threats in ophthalmology. METHODS: Trends in frequency and antibiotic-nonsusceptible profiles during an 11 year-period (2005-2015) were evaluated and compared with the 5-year Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular Microorganism (ARMOR) study. RESULTS: Trends in the current review confirmed the continued high rates of fluoroquinolone nonsusceptbility circulating among ocular methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus epidermidis, methicillin-resistant S...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546521/phase-ii-study-of-induction-chemotherapy-with-docetaxel-capecitabine-and-cisplatin-plus-bevacizumab-for-initially-unresectable-gastric-cancer-with-invasion-of-adjacent-organs-or-paraaortic-lymph-node-metastasis
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Jwa Hoon Kim, Sook Ryun Park, Min-Hee Ryu, Baek-Yeol Ryoo, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Beom Su Kim, Moon-Won Yoo, Jeong Hwan Yook, Byung Sik Kim, Jihun Kim, Sun-Ju Byeon, Yoon-Koo Kang
Purpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of induction chemotherapy with docetaxel, capecitabine, and cisplatin (DXP) plus bevacizumab (BEV) on initially unresectable locally advanced gastric cancer (LAGC) or paraaortic lymph node (PAN) metastatic gastric cancer (GC). Materials and Methods: Patients with LAGC or unresectable PAN metastatic GC received 6 induction chemotherapy cycles (60 mg/m2 docetaxel intravenously [i.v.] on day 1, 937.5 mg/m2 capecitabine orally twice daily on days 1-14, 60 mg/m2 cisplatin i...
May 24, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546377/respiratory-care-considerations-in-the-childhood-cancer-patient
#11
Lama Elbahlawan, K Jason Rains, Dennis C Stokes
This article reviews the common pulmonary complications seen in the pediatric oncology population and our approach to diagnosis, management, and therapy considerations in this specialized population, including patients receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Although infections cause the most significant complications in this population, non-infectious complications, including acute lung injury from chemotherapy or radiation, idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, bronchiolitis obliterans, and cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, also occur commonly...
June 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545978/benralizumab-for-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-persistent-asthma-bise-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-3-trial
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Gary T Ferguson, J Mark FitzGerald, Eugene R Bleecker, Michel Laviolette, David Bernstein, Craig LaForce, Lyndon Mansfield, Peter Barker, Yanping Wu, Maria Jison, Mitchell Goldman
BACKGROUND: Benralizumab is a humanised, anti-interleukin 5 receptor α monoclonal antibody that directly and rapidly depletes eosinophils, reduces asthma exacerbations, and improves lung function for patients with severe eosinophilic asthma. The objective of this trial was to assess the safety and efficacy of benralizumab for patients with mild to moderate, persistent asthma. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients aged 18-75 years, weighing at least 40 kg, and with a postbronchodilator reversibility in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) of at least 12% at screening, from 52 clinical research centres in six countries...
May 22, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545489/cytotoxic-necrotizing-factor-1-cnf1-does-not-promote-e-coli-infection-in-a-murine-model-of-ascending-pyelonephritis
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Jason E Michaud, Kwang Sik Kim, William Harty, Matthew Kasprenski, Ming-Hsien Wang
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are among the most common and costly infections in both hospitalized and ambulatory patients. Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) represent the majority of UTI isolates and are a diverse group of bacteria that utilize a variety of virulence factors to establish infection of the genitourinary tract. The virulence factor cytotoxic necrotizing factor-1 (CNF1) is frequently expressed in clinical UPEC isolates. To date, there have been conflicting reports on the role of CNF1 in the pathogenesis of E...
May 25, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545419/mild-encephalitis-encephalopathy-with-reversible-splenial-lesion-mers-in-adults-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Junliang Yuan, Shuna Yang, Shuangkun Wang, Wei Qin, Lei Yang, Wenli Hu
BACKGROUND: Mild encephalitis/encephalopathy with reversible splenial lesion (MERS) is a rare clinico-radiological entity characterized by the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) finding of a reversible lesion in the corpus callosum, sometimes involved the symmetrical white matters. Many cases of child-onset MERS with various causes have been reported. However, adult-onset MERS is relatively rare. The clinical characteristics and pathophysiologiccal mechanisms of adult-onset MERS are not well understood...
May 25, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544163/the-impact-of-clinical-practice-on-the-outcome-of-central-venous-access-devices-in-children-with-haemophilia
#15
K Khair, S Ranta, A Thomas, K Lindvall
INTRODUCTION: Central venous access devices facilitate home treatment in boys with haemophilia. These are usually fully implanted lines, referred to as ports. Caregivers are taught to manage the port using sterile techniques and maintaining patency by flushing with saline or heparin solution. National and international guidelines for the home care of ports are lacking. AIM: To evaluate if infection or occlusion rates differ between home care regimens used for ports in children with haemophilia...
May 24, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544099/genetic-signatures-coupled-with-lineage-shift-characterize-endemic-evolution-of-dengue-virus-serotype-2-during-2015-outbreak-in-delhi-india
#16
Manish Chandra Choudhary, Ekta Gupta, Shvetank Sharma, Nadeem Hasnain, Pragya Agarwala
OBJECTIVE: In 2015 New Delhi witnessed a massive outbreak of Dengue virus (DENV) resulting in high morbidity and mortality. We report the molecular characterization of the dominant circulating DENV strain to understand its evolution and dispersal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DENV infections were diagnosed by detection of IgM/NS1 antigen and serotyping was performed by C-PrM PCR. Envelope gene was amplified and variation(s) in envelope gene were analyzed. Phylogenetic tree construction, time-based phylogeny and origin of DENV were analyzed...
May 23, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543983/mutation-of-serine-threonine-protein-kinase-36-stk36-causes-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-with-a-central-pair-defect
#17
Christine Edelbusch, Sandra Cindrić, Gerard W Dougherty, Niki T Loges, Heike Olbrich, Joseph Rivlin, Julia Wallmeier, Petra Pennekamp, Israel Amirav, Heymut Omran
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a genetic condition of impaired ciliary beating, characterized by chronic infections of the upper and lower airways and progressive lung failure. Defects of the outer dynein arms are the most common cause of PCD. In about half of the affected individuals, PCD occurs with situs inversus (Kartagener syndrome). A minor PCD subgroup including defects of the radial spokes (RS) and central pair (CP) is hallmarked by the absence of laterality defects, subtle beating abnormalities and unequivocally apparent ultrastructural defects of the ciliary axoneme, making their diagnosis challenging...
May 23, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543810/in-vitro-bactericidal-activity-of-blue-light-465-nm-phototherapy-on-meticillin-susceptible-and-meticillin-resistant-staphylococcus-pseudintermedius
#18
Amy H Schnedeker, Lynette K Cole, Gwendolen Lorch, Sandra F Diaz, John Bonagura, Joshua B Daniels
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is the most common cause of bacterial skin infections in dogs. Meticillin-resistant infections have become more common and are challenging to treat. Blue light phototherapy may be an option for treating these infections. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to measure the in vitro bactericidal activity of 465 nm blue light on meticillin-susceptible Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MSSP) and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP)...
May 22, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543778/oral-flora-in-acute-stroke-patients-a-prospective-exploratory-observational-study
#19
Elizabeth Boaden, Mary Lyons, Sim K Singhrao, Hazel Dickinson, Michael Leathley, Catherine E Lightbody, Alison McLoughlin, Zarine Khan, Stjohn Crean, Craig Smith, Susan Higham, Caroline Watkins
OBJECTIVE: To describe the bacterial profile of the oral flora during the first 2 weeks following a stroke, examining changes in the condition of the oral cavity and infections. BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is common after a stroke and can lead to aspiration pneumonia. Oral flora changes associated with stroke have been implicated as a possible source of bacteria that can cause systemic infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-seven participants were recruited over a period of 9 months...
May 22, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543367/successful-treatment-of-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-osteomyelitis-with-oritavancin
#20
Dino J Delaportas, Sandy J Estrada, Matthew Darmelio
Staphylococcus aureus remains the most common causative pathogen in osteomyelitis. New or alternate therapies are often needed to adequately treat S. aureus infections in patients with drug allergies, treatment failures, or drug interactions. Oritavancin is a novel long-acting lipoglycopeptide approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 for the treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections (ABSSSI). With a terminal half-life of 8 to 10 days, oritavancin dosing regimens with infrequent parenteral administration now exist to treat infectious diseases such as osteomyelitis that would otherwise require daily dosing of intravenous antimicrobials for weeks; however clinical experience is lacking...
May 23, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
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