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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426113/health-problems-among-thai-tourists-returning-from-india
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Jutarmas Olanwijitwong, Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Kittiyod Poovorawan, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Pornthep Chanthavanich, Pongdej Wichainprasast, Terapong Tantawichien
Background: The number of Thai tourists visiting India is increasing each year. Most studies investigating health problems among international travellers to India have focused on travellers from Europe or North America, and the applicability of these studies to Asian travellers is unknown. Methods: This cross-sectional study used data collected from Thai tourists who had recently completed a trip to India. A questionnaire on demographic data, travel characteristics, pre-travel health preparation, and health problems during the trip to India was administered...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395092/travellers-diarrhoea-a-survey-of-practice
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Christian M McGrath, Karin Leder
Background.: Travellers' diarrhoea (TD) is a common problem, affecting millions of tourists each year and creating a large economic burden. Risk factors for TD are known and guidelines exist to assist practitioners in advising travellers on how to prevent and treat TD. However, data are lacking regarding actual prescribing practices or approaches used in TD management. This study aims to establish a baseline which identifies uniformities and diversities in practice. Methods...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355613/clostridium-difficile-infection-in-returning-travellers
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A Michal Stevens, Douglas H Esposito, Rhett J Stoney, Davidson H Hamer, Jose Flores-Figueroa, Emmanuel Bottieau, Bradley A Connor, Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas, Abraham Goorhuis, Noreen A Hynes, Michael Libman, Rogelio Lopez-Velez, Anne E McCarthy, Frank von Sonnenburg, Eli Schwartz, Perry J J van Genderen, L Scott Benson, Daniel T Leung
Background: There is increasing recognition of the contribution of community-acquired cases to the global burden of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The epidemiology of CDI among international travellers is poorly understood, and factors associated with international travel, such as antibiotic use and changes in gut microbiota, could potentially put travellers at higher risk. Methods: We summarized demographic, travel-associated and geographic characteristics of travellers with CDI in the GeoSentinel database from 1997 to 2015...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348756/amoeboma-in-a-saudi-resident-a-case-report
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Sanaa Al Rehily, Reham Kaki, Fahad Al Ghamdi, Dalia El-Hossary
INTRODUCTION: Amoebiasis is the third most frequent cause of mortality after malaria and schistosomiasis. In developed countries, amebiasis is also seen in migrants who have travelled to endemic areas. The factors responsible for its progression from intestinal amebiasis to an amebic liver abscess are not fully understood. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, fever and diarrhoea. Laparotomy confirmed an inflammatory mass involving the right colon, and he underwent a right hemicolectomy...
June 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211266/-non-febrile-syndromes-in-the-traveler-returning-from-tropical-regions-admitted-in-a-monographic-unit
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A Anula-Morales, B Martin-Giner, M Hernández-Cabrera, C Carranza-Rodríguez, E Pisos-Álamo, N Jaén-Sánchez, J L Pérez-Arellano
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to analyse those syndromes without fever in travellers who return from tropical regions evaluated at our Department of Infectology and Tropical Medicine. Clarifying these conditions intends to reach earlier diagnoses and, perhaps, to avoid the emergence and spread of imported diseases, as well as to establish appropriate preventive measures. METHODS: An observational descriptive transversal study was performed, selecting those patients who returned from tropical regions without fever (n = 281), amongst all travellers evaluated in our department between 1998 and 2013...
February 17, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153711/fluoroquinolone-users-select-fluoroquinolone-resistant-esbl-pe-data-of-prospective-traveller-study
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Anu Kantele, Sointu Mero, Juha Kirveskari, Tinja Lääveri
BACKGROUND: One third of travellers to the poor regions of the (sub)tropics become colonized by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE). Co-resistance to non-beta-lactam antibiotics complicates the treatment of potential ESBL-PE infections. METHODS: We analysed co-resistance to non-beta-lactams among travel-acquired ESBL-PE isolates of 90 visitors to the (sub)tropics with respect to major risk factors of colonization: destination, age, travellers' diarrhoea (TD) and antibiotic (AB) use...
January 30, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095796/a-severe-case-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-and-liposomal-amphotericin-b-treatment-failure-in-an-immunosuppressed-patient-15%C3%A2-years-after-exposure
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Anna Eichenberger, Annina E Buechi, Andreas Neumayr, Chistroph Hatz, Andri Rauch, Marc Huguenot, Eva Diamantis-Karamitopoulou, Cornelia Staehelin
BACKGROUND: Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a protozoan disease, which is responsible for 200.000-400.000 yearly infections worldwide. If left untreated, the fatality rate can be as high as 100% within 2 years. 90% of cases occur in just six countries: India, Bangladesh, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Brazil. It is thus a disease rarely seen by physicians in Europe or North America. We report on the fatal case of VL in an 80-year-old immunosuppressed patient who presented with a latency of over 15 years after having visited an endemic region...
January 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077608/-holiday-sickness-reported-exploratory-outcome-of-over-500-united-kingdom-holidaymakers-with-travellers-diarrhoea
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Prof Aali J Sheen, M Saad B Zahid, Andrew Fagbemi, Catherine Fullwood, Kathryn Whitehead
AIMS: To ascertain any predictors of potential food poisoning pathogens and development of post-infective irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in UK travellers. An analysis was undertaken on prospectively collected data on 527 patients reporting symptoms of suspected food poisoning between June 2012 and June 2015. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Positive stool sample indicative of food poisoning pathogens and diagnosis of post-infective IBS. RESULTS: Data on 527 patients were examined...
January 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056838/first-case-report-of-myopericarditis-linked-to-campylobacter-coli-enterocolitis
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Cameron R M Moffatt, Soniah B Moloi, Karina J Kennedy
BACKGROUND: Campylobacter spp. are a common cause of mostly self-limiting enterocolitis. Although rare, pericarditis and myopericarditis have been increasingly documented as complications following campylobacteriosis. Such cases have occurred predominantly in younger males, and involved a single causative species, namely Campylobacter jejuni. We report the first case of myopericarditis following Campylobacter coli enterocolitis, with illness occurring in an immunocompetent middle-aged female...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032114/sandfly-fever-with-skin-lesions-a-case-series-from-turkey
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Fatih Temocin, Tugba Sari, Necla Tulek
Sand fly fever (SF) is an arthropod-borne viral disease, also known as "Phlebotomus fever", "mosquito fever", three-day fever or "Papatacci fever". It is transmitted by Phlebotomus papatasi, starts with acute onset of high fever, and lasts for three days. We present first cases in a different district of Turkey with the clinical findings of fever, myalgia-arthralgia, headache, gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea and nausea-vomiting and skin lesions (in two of them). All the patients were treated symptomatically and discharged with complete cure...
December 2016: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777090/how-low-an-effect-of-a-preventive-measure-against-diarrhoea-are-travellers-willing-to-pay-for-a-survey-of-norwegian-travellers
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Gunnar Hasle, Lise Heier
BACKGROUND: Traveller's diarrhoea (TD) is the most common infectious problem for travellers, and we lack effective ways of preventing it, apart from antibiotic prophylaxis. This study aims to quantify the risk reduction of a hypothetic TD vaccine Norwegian travellers are willing to pay for. METHODS: 1204 clients at Reiseklinikken responded to a questionnaire asking what level of effectiveness would be required of a hypothetical vaccine against TD costing US$65. RESULTS: 18...
November 2016: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751772/import-and-spread-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-by-international-travellers-combat-study-a-prospective-multicentre-cohort-study
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Maris S Arcilla, Jarne M van Hattem, Manon R Haverkate, Martin C J Bootsma, Perry J J van Genderen, Abraham Goorhuis, Martin P Grobusch, Astrid M Oude Lashof, Nicky Molhoek, Constance Schultsz, Ellen E Stobberingh, Henri A Verbrugh, Menno D de Jong, Damian C Melles, John Penders
BACKGROUND: International travel contributes to the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance. We investigated the acquisition of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) during international travel, with a focus on predictive factors for acquisition, duration of colonisation, and probability of onward transmission. METHODS: Within the prospective, multicentre COMBAT study, 2001 Dutch travellers and 215 non-travelling household members were enrolled...
January 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709564/the-potential-of-lactobacillus-casei-and-entercoccus-faecium-combination-as-a-preventive-probiotic-against-entamoeba
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Nitya Sarjapuram, Niharika Mekala, Meetali Singh, Utpal Tatu
Travellers' diarrhoea caused by enteric protozoa like Entamoeba histolytica is among the most common protozoan diseases in developing countries. In developing countries, amoebiasis is the second most prevalent protozoan disease. This protozoan parasite is often known to coexist as a part of the normal gut microbiota. It is estimated that around 50-60 % of population in developing countries might be harbouring Entamoeba in an asymptomatic manner. Due to physiological perturbation or upon immuno-compromise, it can become virulent and then cause diarrhoea, bloody stools and may invade other organs if left untreated...
October 5, 2016: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694334/fever-of-unknown-origin-in-a-patient-initially-presenting-with-traveller-s-diarrhoea
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Malik Asif Humayun, Tristan Richardson, Augustin Brooks
A 17-year-old male presented with diarrhoea and malaise following his return from Kenya and Tunisia. He was managed as a case of traveller's diarrhoea. Stool cultures were negative for pathogenic bacterial growth. Two weeks later he presented with worsening lower back pain. MRI of lumbosacral spine suggested L1 osteomyelitis. CT-guided spinal aspirate grew no organisms and repeat viral serology and blood cultures (including tuberculosis screening) were negative. He was treated with a 6-week course of ceftriaxone...
September 30, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688852/beneficial-properties-of-probiotics
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Lye Huey Shi, Kunasundari Balakrishnan, Kokila Thiagarajah, Nor Ismaliza Mohd Ismail, Ooi Shao Yin
Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be found in fermented foods and cultured milk, and are widely used for the preparation of infant food. They are well-known as "health friendly bacteria", which exhibit various health beneficial properties such as prevention of bowel diseases, improving the immune system, for lactose intolerance and intestinal microbial balance, exhibiting antihypercholesterolemic and antihypertensive effects, alleviation of postmenopausal disorders, and reducing traveller's diarrhoea...
August 2016: Tropical Life Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566312/frequent-acquisition-of-low-virulence-strains-of-esbl-producing-escherichia-coli-in-travellers
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M Vading, M H Kabir, M Kalin, A Iversen, S Wiklund, P Nauclér, C G Giske
OBJECTIVES: International travel is a risk factor for intestinal colonization with ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (EPE). This prospective cohort study focuses on molecular features of and risk factors for travel-acquired EPE. METHODS: Rectal swabs and survey data were collected from 188 Swedes travelling to four regions of high EPE prevalence. Samples were plated onto selective agars. ESBL producers were determined using phenotypic methods. Molecular characterization regarding virulence factors and phylogenetic grouping of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli was done using PCR...
December 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558432/first-description-of-shigella-sonnei-harboring-blactx-m-55-outside-asia
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Jeannete Zurita, David Ortega-Paredes, Pedro Barba
Shigella sonnei harboring blaCTX-M-55 was isolated outside of Asia for the first time. The blaCTX-M-55 gene was found to be downstream of ISEcp-1 and located in a ~130 kb conjugative plasmid belonging to the I1 incompatibility group. The strain was recovered from a 7-year-old Ecuadorian girl with watery diarrhea who had not travelled abroad. Recent local data describe the emergence of blaCTX-M-55 and other variants typically found in Asia in the Andean Region, suggesting that increased travel of humans and trade relationships with Asian countries are influencing the current Ecuadorian bacterial resistance situation...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503854/use-of-antimicrobial-agents-for-treatment-and-prevention-of-travellers-diarrhoea-in-the-face-of-enhanced-risk-of-transient-fecal-carriage-of-multi-drug-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-setting-the-stage-for-consensus-recommendations
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Herbert L DuPont, Robert Steffen
BACKGROUND: The recommendation that antibiotics should be used for routine therapy of travellers' diarrhoea is being reconsidered in view of growing evidence that the therapy may lead to intestinal carriage of multi-drug resistant (MDR) colonic microbiota. This review attempts to put the issues of therapy and MDR acquisition in perspective to help in the establishment of therapeutic recommendations for travellers' diarrhoea. METHODS: The existing literature showing the risk and consequences of acquisition of MDR microbiota in antibiotic-treated travellers was reviewed...
June 2016: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27473947/evaluation-of-a-programme-for-rapid-assessment-of-febrile-travelers-raft-a-clinic-based-quality-improvement-initiative
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Farah Jazuli, Terence Lynd, Jordan Mah, Michael Klowak, Dale Jechel, Stefanie Klowak, Howard Ovens, Sam Sabbah, Andrea K Boggild
BACKGROUND: Fever in the returned traveller is a potential medical emergency warranting prompt attention to exclude life-threatening illnesses. However, prolonged evaluation in the emergency department (ED) may not be required for all patients. As a quality improvement initiative, we implemented an algorithm for rapid assessment of febrile travelers (RAFT) in an ambulatory setting. METHODS: Criteria for RAFT referral include: presentation to the ED, reported fever and travel to the tropics or subtropics within the past year...
2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27363327/systematic-review-of-loperamide-no-proof-of-antibiotics-being-superior-to-loperamide-in-treatment-of-mild-moderate-travellers-diarrhoea
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REVIEW
Tinja Lääveri, Jesper Sterne, Lars Rombo, Anu Kantele
Looking at the worldwide emergency of antimicrobial resistance, international travellers appear to have a central role in spreading the bacteria across the globe. Travellers' diarrhoea (TD) is the most common disease encountered by visitors to the (sub)tropics. Both TD and its treatment with antibiotics have proved significant independent risk factors of colonization by resistant intestinal bacteria while travelling. Travellers should therefore be given preventive advice regarding TD and cautioned about taking antibiotics: mild or moderate TD does not require antibiotics...
July 2016: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
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