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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643457/eradication-of-hepatitis-c-virus-profoundly-prolongs-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-receiving-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Wei Teng, Yi-Chung Hsieh, Kar-Wai Lui, Wei-Ting Chen, Chien-Fu Hung, Chien-Hao Huang, Yi-Cheng Chen, Wen-Juei Jeng, Chen-Chun Lin, Chun-Yen Lin, Shi-Ming Lin, I-Shyan Sheen
Adjuvant pegylated interferon plus ribavirin treatment (PegIFN/RBV) reduces recurrence and prolongs survival in early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection receiving resection or ablation. However, the impact of antiviral therapy in intermediate and advanced stage of CHC-HCC patients is uncertain. This study aimed to investigate the impact PegIFN/RBV treatment on recurrence free interval and survival in HCC patients receiving transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) METHODS: From 2010 to 2013, 274 CHC patients from a 1073-patients based cohort composed of freshly diagnosed HCC and receiving TACE treatment the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Medical Center were recruited...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643451/polyclonal-and-monoclonal-b-lymphocytes-response-in-hcv-patients-treated-with-direct-acting-antiviral-agents
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Alvise Schiavinato, Alberto Zanetto, Giorgia Pantano, Francesca Tosato, Mitja Nabergoj, Paola Fogar, Elisa Piva, Martina Gambato, Enrica Franceschet, Annarosa Floreani, Fabio Farinati, Patrizia Burra, Francesco Paolo Russo, Mario Plebani
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) chronic infection can be associated with extrahepatic manifestations such as mixed cryoglobulinemia and lymphoproliferative disorders that are endowed with increased rates of morbidity and all-cause mortality. In this study we used flow cytometry to evaluate the effect of Interferon-free antiviral treatment on peripheral blood lymphocytes in HCV patients with or without associated lymphoproliferative disorders. Flow cytometry analysis of peripheral blood lymphocytes were performed at baseline and at the end of treatment...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643227/preparation-and-characterization-of-alginate-microparticles-containing-a-model-protein-for-oral-administration-in-gnotobiotic-european-sea-bass-dicentrarchus-labrax-larvae
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Eamy Nursaliza Yaacob, Jens Goethals, Aline Bajek, Kristof Dierckens, Peter Bossier, Bruno G De Geest, Daisy Vanrompay
Aquaculture is the fastest growing animal production sector. However, the production of marine fish is still hampered by the high mortality rate in the first few weeks after hatching. Mortality in larvae is often caused by microbial infections. Today, the incorporation of immunostimulants into microparticles provides us new tools to enhance disease resistance in marine larviculture. In this study, we prepared alginate microparticles loaded with the model antigen fluorescein isothiocyanate conjugated-bovine serum albumin...
June 22, 2017: Marine Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643188/impact-of-appropriateness-of-empiric-therapy-on-outcomes-in-community-onset-bacteremia-by-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-and-klebisella-pneumoniae-definitively-treated-with-carbapenems
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E-J Joo, D A Park, N R Lee, S-Y Moon, J-K Choi, J-H Ko, K R Peck
Despite a significant increase of bloodstream infection caused by extended-spectrum-β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the community-setting, information regarding clinical outcomes of inappropriate empiric therapy (IAT) in patients with those infections is limited. A multicenter-retrospective cohort study was conducted in four hospitals. A total of 249 adults were identified to have community-onset bacteremia caused by ESBL-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, and definitively treated with carbapenems...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642290/coronary-events-complicating-infective-endocarditis
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Virginie Roux, Erwan Salaun, Christophe Tribouilloy, Sandrine Hubert, Yohann Bohbot, Jean-Paul Casalta, Pierre-Antoine Barral, Dan Rusinaru, Frederique Gouriet, Cecile Lavoute, Julie Haentjens, Mathieu Di Biscegli, Aurelie Dehaene, Sebastien Renard, Anne-Claire Casalta, Julie Pradier, Jean-Francois Avierinos, Alberto Riberi, Marc Lambert, Frederic Collart, Alexis Jacquier, Franck Thuny, Laurence Camoin-Jau, Hubert Lepidi, Didier Raoult, Gilbert Habib
OBJECTIVE: Acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are a rare complication of infective endocarditis (IE). Only case reports and small studies have been published to date. We report the largest series of ACS in IE. The aim of our study was to describe the incidence and mechanisms of ACS associated with IE, to assess their prognostic impact and to describe their management. METHODS: In a bicentre prospective observational cohort study, all patients with a definite diagnosis of IE were prospectively included...
June 22, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642142/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-bloodstream-infections-in-177-severe-burn-patients-from-an-industrial-disaster-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Chenqi Tang, Junqiang Li, Beiming Shou, Bohan Pan, Tiansheng Chen, Yongqiang Xiao, Xiaopeng Zheng, Shichu Xiao, Qian Tan, Zhaofan Xia
OBJECTIVES: To determine the characteristics of bloodstream infections (BSIs) and to evaluate the impact of BSIs on mortality in severe burn patients. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted in 20 tertiary hospitals. A total of 185 Patients who experienced a massive dust explosion in eastern China were included. RESULTS: After exclusion, 177 patients were analyzed. The median total body surface area (TBSA) burned was 95% (interquartile range [IQR], 85%-98%)...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642109/neoaortic-xenoprosthetic-grafts-for-treatment-of-mycotic-aneurysms-and-infected-aortic-grafts
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C Anibueze, V Sankaran, U Sadat, K Tan, Y G Wilson, R E Brightwell, M S Delbridge, P W Stather
OBJECTIVE: There is no international consensus regarding the optimum management of infected aortae (mycotic aneurysms, infected aortic grafts). Neoaortoiliac reconstruction has advantages over extra anatomical bypass grafting; however use of autologous vein is associated with venous hypertension and compartment syndrome, alternatively cadaveric homografts are associated with high rates of perianastomotic haemorrhage, limb occlusion and pseudoaneurysm. Arterial repair using xenoprosthetic patches is associated with lower infection rates compared to the use of prosthetic material...
June 19, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641998/construction-of-a-hepatitis-b-virus-neutralizing-chimeric-monoclonal-antibody-recognizing-escape-mutants-of-the-viral-surface-antigen-hbsag
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Forough Golsaz-Shirazi, Mohammad Mehdi Amiri, Samira Farid, Motahareh Bahadori, Felix Bohne, Sebastian Altstetter, Lisa Wolff, Tohid Kazemi, Jalal Khoshnoodi, Mohammad Hojjat-Farsangi, Michael Chudy, Mahmood Jeddi-Tehrani, Ulrike Protzer, Fazel Shokri
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global burden on the health-care system and is considered as the tenth leading cause of death in the world. Over 248 million patients are currently suffering from chronic HBV infection worldwide and annual mortality rate of this infection is 686000. The "a" determinant is a hydrophilic region present in all antigenic subtypes of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), and antibodies against this region can neutralize the virus and are protective against all subtypes. We have recently generated a murine anti-HBs monoclonal antibody (4G4), which can neutralize HBV infection in HepaRG cells and recognize most of the escape mutant forms of HBsAg...
June 19, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641951/necrotizing-fasciitis-attended-in-the-emergency-department-in-a-tertiary-hospital-evaluation-of-the-lrinec-scale
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J R Ballesteros-Betancourt, R García-Tarriño, J Ríos-Guillermo, J M Rodriguez-Roiz, P Camacho, A Zumbado-Dijeres, A Domingo-Trepat, M Llusá-Pérez, A Combalia-Aleu, S García-Ramiro, A Soriano-Viladomiu
AIM: To describe mortality and complications of patients seen in the emergency room, diagnosed with necrotizing soft tissue infection (NSTI) and the correlation of such complications with the Laboratory Risk Indicator for Necrotizing fasciitis scale (LRINEC). METHODS: Retrospective observational study including patients with a diagnosis of NSTI in the emergency room of a tertiary hospital over 7 years. The results are shown as median, interquartile range and absolute range for quantitative variables...
June 19, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641097/long-term-complications-after-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Navneet S Majhail
The prevalence of autologous and allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) survivors continues to increase. Among patients whose disease remains in remission for the first 2-5years after transplantation, it is estimated that approximately 80-90% will be alive over the subsequent 10years. However, the relative mortality rates of such patients continue to remain higher than those of their general population peers, with late complications contributing to significant long-term morbidity and mortality...
June 13, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641096/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-sickle-cell-anemia-the-changing-landscape
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REVIEW
Adetola A Kassim, Deva Sharma
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the only curative therapy for sickle cell disease (SCD); however, its use is limited by lack of suitable human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched donors and decreased application in older patients with significant morbidity. Myeloablative, HLA-identical sibling transplantation in children with SCD offers excellent long-term survival, with overall and event-free survival rates of 95% and 92%, respectively. However, the risk of graft-versus-host-disease, infections, infertility, and other long-term transplant complications, further limits its widespread use...
June 15, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641094/emerging-concepts-in-cytomegalovirus-infection-following-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Jose F Camargo, Krishna V Komanduri
Despite the refinements in molecular methods for the detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and the advent of highly effective preemptive strategies, CMV remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients. CMV can cause tissue-invasive disease including pneumonia, hepatitis, colitis, retinitis, and encephalitis. Mortality in HCT recipients with CMV disease can be as high as 60%. CMV infection has been associated with increased risk of secondary bacterial and fungal infections, increased risk of graft-versus-host disease, and high rates of nonrelapse mortality following HCT...
June 14, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640678/hurricane-sandy-new-jersey-mortality-rates-in-the-following-month-and-quarter
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Soyeon Kim, Prathit A Kulkarni, Mangala Rajan, Pauline Thomas, Stella Tsai, Christina Tan, Amy Davidow
OBJECTIVES: To describe changes in mortality after Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey on October 29, 2012. METHODS: We used electronic death records to describe changes in all-cause and cause-specific mortality overall, in persons aged 76 years or older, and by 3 Sandy impact levels for the month and quarter following Hurricane Sandy compared with the same periods in earlier years adjusted for trends. RESULTS: All-cause mortality increased 6% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 2%, 11%) for the month, 5%, 8%, and 12% by increasing Sandy impact level; and 7% (95% CI = 5%, 10%) for the quarter, 5%, 8%, and 15% by increasing Sandy impact level...
June 22, 2017: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640148/restrictive-versus-liberal-transfusion-strategies-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-after-hip-or-knee-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tianli Mao, Fuqiang Gao, Jun Han, Wei Sun, Wanshou Guo, Zirong Li, Weiguo Wang
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) transfusions are commonly used in surgical patients, but accompanied by many risks such as metabolic derangement, and allergic and febrile reactions. Indications for transfusion in patients after hip or knee surgery have not been definitively evaluated and remain controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to compare the benefits and harms of restrictive versus liberal transfusion strategies in patients after hip or knee surgery. METHODS: The PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases were searched for relevant studies through September 2015...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639884/loss-of-tumor-suppressor-mir-126-contributes-to-the-development-of-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastasis-through-the-upregulation-of-adam9
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Le-Yang Xiang, Huo-Hui Ou, Xin-Cheng Liu, Zhan-Jun Chen, Xiang-Hong Li, Yu Huang, Ding-Hua Yang
Hepatocellular carcinoma is the most common histological type of primary liver cancer, which represents the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality. MiR-126 was reported to be downregulated in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues, compared with its levels in noncancerous tissues. However, baseline miR-126 expression levels in hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma patients who did not undergo pre-operational treatment remains unknown since hepatitis B virus infection and pre-operational transcatheter arterial chemoembolization were shown to upregulate miR-126 expression...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639024/nematicidal-potential-of-hydrolates-from-the-semi-industrial-vapor-pressure-extraction-of-spanish-aromatic-plants
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Maria Fe Andrés, Azucena González-Coloma, Ruben Muñoz, Felipe De la Peña, Luis Fernando Julio, Jesus Burillo
The nematicidal activity of hydrolate by-products from the semi industrial vapor-pressure essential oil extraction of selected aromatic plant species (commercial: Lavandula × intermedia Emeric ex Loisel. var. super, Thymus vulgaris L., T. zygis Loefl ex L. and experimentally pre-domesticated: L. luisieri (Rozeira) Rivas-Martínez) was investigated against the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne javanica by in vitro and in vivo bioassays. Liquid-liquid extraction of hydrolates yielded the corresponding aqueous and organic fractions which were biological and chemically studied...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638798/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-vs-open-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Stefano Caruso, Alberto Patriti, Franco Roviello, Lorenzo De Franco, Franco Franceschini, Graziano Ceccarelli, Andrea Coratti
AIM: To evaluate the potential effectiveness of robot-assisted gastrectomy (RAG) in comparison to open gastrectomy (OG) for gastric cancer patients. METHODS: A comprehensive systematic literature search using PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library was carried out to identify studies comparing RAG and OG in gastric cancer. Participants of any age and sex were considered for inclusion in comparative studies of the two techniques independently from type of gastrectomy...
June 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638665/a-rare-case-of-septic-shock-secondary-to-emphysematous-hepatitis
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Khaled M Nada, Ibrahim El Husseini, Mohammad E Abu Hishmeh, Neerav S Shah, Nadezhda Ibragimova, Riyad Basir
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of emphysematous hepatitis which is a rare clinical entity, characterized by a fatal, rapidly progressive infection of the liver with a radiological appearance simulating emphysematous pyelonephritis and to help provide more data about the causative organisms and precipitating factors of this pathology. DATA SOURCES AND SYNTHESIS: Relevant literature was reviewed and, to the best of our knowledge, there is limited data regarding the pathogenesis, causative organisms, and management of this condition...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638468/current-and-emerging-techniques-for-antibiotic-susceptibility-tests
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REVIEW
Karan Syal, Manni Mo, Hui Yu, Rafael Iriya, Wenwen Jing, Sui Guodong, Shaopeng Wang, Thomas E Grys, Shelley E Haydel, Nongjian Tao
Infectious diseases caused by bacterial pathogens are a worldwide burden. Serious bacterial infection-related complications, such as sepsis, affect over a million people every year with mortality rates ranging from 30% to 50%. Crucial clinical microbiology laboratory responsibilities associated with patient management and treatment include isolating and identifying the causative bacterium and performing antibiotic susceptibility tests (ASTs), which are labor-intensive, complex, imprecise, and slow (taking days, depending on the growth rate of the pathogen)...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638376/first-molecular-detection-of-piroplasm-infection-in-pet-dogs-from-gansu-china
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Qingli Niu, Jifei Yang, Zhijie Liu, Shandian Gao, Yuping Pan, Guiquan Guan, Yuefeng Chu, Guangyuan Liu, Jianxun Luo, Hong Yin
Babesiosis, the hemolytic disease caused by Babesia, which is a tick-transmitted obligate intraerythrocytic protozoan parasite. This disease is responsible for significant mortality and morbidity rates and enormous economic losses to the livestock industry in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. In this study, blood samples were collected from 141 pet dogs from Gansu, China, and analyzed for Babesia or Theileria spp. infection using specific PCR and sequencing based on 18S rRNA gene fragments. The results indicated that 18S rRNA gene sequences from 11 samples were similar to the 18S rRNA gene sequences in Babesia canis vogeli (2) and Theileria sinensis (9)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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