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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429163/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-bacterial-isolates-from-patients-presenting-with-ear-nose-and-throat-ent-infections-in-the-german-community-healthcare-setting
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B Olzowy, M Kresken, M Havel, D Hafner, B Körber-Irrgang
Empiric initial antibiotic therapy of bacterial infections is based primarily upon the susceptibility of the most common causative pathogens. The purpose of this study was to provide susceptibility data on six bacterial species known to cause ear, nose and throat (ENT) infections. A total of 1066 isolates collected during a nationwide laboratory-based surveillance study were analysed. All Streptococcus pyogenes isolates were penicillin (PEN)-susceptible, indicating that natural penicillins can still be recommended as the first-line treatment for group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427348/comparative-genomics-and-evolution-of-the-amylase-binding-proteins-of-oral-streptococci
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Elaine M Haase, Yurong Kou, Amarpreet Sabharwal, Yu-Chieh Liao, Tianying Lan, Charlotte Lindqvist, Frank A Scannapieco
BACKGROUND: Successful commensal bacteria have evolved to maintain colonization in challenging environments. The oral viridans streptococci are pioneer colonizers of dental plaque biofilm. Some of these bacteria have adapted to life in the oral cavity by binding salivary α-amylase, which hydrolyzes dietary starch, thus providing a source of nutrition. Oral streptococcal species bind α-amylase by expressing a variety of amylase-binding proteins (ABPs). Here we determine the genotypic basis of amylase binding where proteins of diverse size and function share a common phenotype...
April 20, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410778/encephalopathy-with-psychosis-following-group-a-streptococcal-sepsis-an-immune-mediated-phenomenon
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Allison M Bock, Ashley Brunmeier, Christina L Wichman, Paul A Bergl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409118/isolated-streptococcus-intermedius-pulmonary-nodules
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Stephen Catalya, Bushra Komal, Sunil Tulpule, Nazar Raoof, Shuvendu Sen
Streptococcus intermedius, a member of the Streptococcal anginosus group of alpha-hemolytic streptococci, remains a notable infectious agent causing necrotizing pneumonia and abscesses. We report a case of a young male with pulmonary nodules found to have Streptococcus intermedius and no other underlying hepatic or dental history who was treated with ceftriaxone and avoided surgical intervention. A review of the literature reveals cases that are typically treated with a combined surgical and medical approach...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401320/the-virulence-factors-of-group-a-streptococcus-strains-isolated-from-invasive-and-non-invasive-infections-in-polish-and-german-centres-2009-2011
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M Strus, P B Heczko, E Golińska, A Tomusiak, A Chmielarczyk, M Dorycka, M van der Linden, A Samet, A Piórkowska
Streptococcus pyogenes (GAS) is one of the major human pathogenic bacteria that cause a wide range of diseases. Currently, increased incidence of streptococcal invasive infections is observed worldwide. In this study, we focused on the prevalence of genes encoding superantigens and type M proteins in the population of GAS strains from invasive versus non-invasive infections. We tested 253 GAS strains: 48 strains from patients with invasive infections (18 from wound/deep skin localization, 30 from women in labour) and 205 strains from non-invasive forms (147 from common infections of the upper respiratory, 49 from the vagina of females with genital tract infections and 9 from non-invasive wound and superficial skin infections)...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400757/streptococcus-agalactiae-causing-neonatal-infections-in-portugal-2005-2015-diversification-and-emergence-of-a-cc17-pi-2b-multidrug-resistant-sublineage
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Elisabete R Martins, Cristiano Pedroso-Roussado, José Melo-Cristino, Mário Ramirez
The molecular characterization of 218 GBS isolates recovered from neonatal invasive infections in Portugal in 2005-2015 revealed the existence of a small number of genetically distinct lineages that were present over a significant time-span. Serotypes III and Ia were dominant in the population, together accounting for >80% of the isolates. Clonal complex 17 included 50% of all isolates, highlighting the importance of the hypervirulent genetic lineage represented by serotype III ST17/rib/PI-1+PI-2b. Serotype Ia was represented mainly by ST23, previously reported as dominant among invasive disease in non-pregnant adults in Portugal, but also by ST24, showing an increased frequency among late-onset disease...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387528/palatal-petechiae-in-the-absence-of-group-a-streptococcus-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-onset-neuropsychiatric-deterioration-a-cohort-study
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Talia Mahony, Douglas Sidell, Hayley Gans, Michael Cooperstock, Kayla Brown, Joanne M Cheung, Bahare Farhadian, Melissa Gustafson, Margo Thienemann, Jennifer Frankovich
BACKGROUND: Palatal petechiae are 95% specific for streptococcal pharyngitis. Despite this, and despite prior research demonstrating that Group A Streptococcus (GAS) is a common antecedent to pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) episodes, we anecdotally observed a low rate of documented GAS in patients with PANS and palatal petechiae. This retrospective chart review was conducted to formally report the rate of palatal petechiae and concurrent GAS in a cohort of patients with PANS and investigate other etiologic factors...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387490/-an-rare-complication-of-scarlet-fever-invasive-group-a-streptococcal-infection-with-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome
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H Warnier, Z Depuis, K Nyamugabo, B Desprechins, M-C Seghaye
Invasive Group A Streptococcus infections and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome are rare complications of common diseases in children such as scarlet fever or impetigo. These invasive diseases are particulary challenging because of their rapid progression and the lack of predisposing factors in most cases. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are mandatory to reduce the mortality associated with these severe diseases. We report the case of an 8- year-old girl who developped an invasive group A streptococcal disease with osteomyelitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome in the course of a classical scarlet fever...
March 2017: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386776/real-world-experience-with-oritavancin-therapy-in-invasive-gram-positive-infections
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Cassie L Stewart, Michelle S Turner, Jeremy J Frens, Cynthia B Snider, Jordan R Smith
INTRODUCTION: Oritavancin is a novel lipoglycopeptide approved for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. The pharmacokinetic profile and convenient one-time dosing make oritavancin an enticing option for other serious Gram-positive infections requiring prolonged treatment courses. Unfortunately, data for using oritavancin in these populations are limited. METHODS: We report ten cases of oritavancin use for invasive Gram-positive infections in our health system, and provide a review of the currently available literature regarding oritavancin therapy for invasive infections...
April 6, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385329/management-of-recurrent-tonsillitis-in-children
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Diaa El Din El Hennawi, Ahmed Geneid, Salah Zaher, Mohamed Rifaat Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: To compare azithromycin (AZT) and benzathine penicillin (BP) in the treatment of recurrent tonsillitis in children. METHODS: The study comprised of 350 children with recurrent streptococcal tonsillitis, 284 of whom completed the study and 162 children received conventional surgical treatment. The rest of the children, 122, were divided randomly into two equal main groups. Group A children received a single intramuscular BP (600,000IU for children≤27kg and 1,200,000IU for ≥27kg) every two weeks for six months...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383686/cluster-of-fatal-group-a-streptococcal-emm87-infection-within-a-single-family-molecular-basis-for-invasion-and-transmission
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Anthony R Flores, Ruth Ann Luna, Jessica K Runge, Samuel A Shelburne, Carol J Baker
Hypervirulent disease due to group A Streptococcus (GAS) can result from strains with mutations that enhance virulence gene expression but reduce subsequent transmission. We used whole genome sequencing to investigate intra-familial spread between 4 siblings of a hypervirulent GAS strain resulting in a fatality. All invasive and pharyngeal GAS isolates had an identical mutation in a gene encoding a key regulatory protein that yielded a hyperinvasive phenotype. These data challenge the prevailing theory of reduced transmission induced by mutations that lead to hypervirulent GAS by showing that spread of hypervirulent GAS may lead to clusters of invasive disease...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372355/throat-carriage-rate-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-streptococcus-pyogenes-in-rural-children-in-argentina
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Gastón Delpech, Mónica Sparo, Beatriz Baldaccini, Gisela Pourcel, Sabina Lissarrague, Leonardo García Allende
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic carriers of group A β-hemolytic streptococci (GAS) in children living in a rural community and to investigate the association between episodes of acute pharyngitis and carrier status. METHODS: Throat swabs were collected from September to November 2013 among children 5-13 years of age from a rural community (Maria Ignacia-Vela, Argentina). The phenotypic characterization of isolates was performed by conventional tests...
March 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369398/oral-streptococcal-endocarditis-oral-hygiene-habits-and-recent-dental-procedures-a-case-control-study
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Xavier Duval, Sarah Millot, Catherine Chirouze, Christine Selton-Suty, Vanessa Moby, Pierre Tattevin, Christophe Strady, Edouard Euvrard, Nelly Agrinier, Daniel Thomas, Bruno Hoen, François Alla
Aims: To compare oral hygiene habits, oro-dental status, and dental procedures in patients with infective endocarditis (IE) according to whether the IE-causing microorganism originated in the oral cavity. Methods: We conducted an assessor-blinded case-control study in 6 French tertiary-care hospitals. Oral hygiene habits were recorded using a self-administered questionnaire. Oro-dental status was analysed by trained dental practitioners blinded to the microorganism, using standardized clinical examination and dental panoramic tomography...
March 22, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369296/the-not-so-good-prognosis-of-streptococcal-periprosthetic-joint-infection-managed-by-implant-retention-the-results-of-a-large-multicenter-study
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Jaime Lora-Tamayo, Éric Senneville, Alba Ribera, Louis Bernard, Michel Dupon, Valérie Zeller, Ho Kwong Li, Cédric Arvieux, Martin Clauss, Ilker Uçkay, Dace Vigante, Tristan Ferry, José Antonio Iribarren, Trisha N Peel, Parham Sendi, Nina Gorišek Miksic, Dolors Rodríguez-Pardo, María Dolores Del Toro, Marta Fernández-Sampedro, Ulrike Dapunt, Kaisa Huotari, Joshua S Davis, Julián Palomino, Danielle Neut, Benjamin M Clark, Thomas Gottlieb, Rihard Trebše, Alex Soriano, Alberto Bahamonde, Laura Guío, Alicia Rico, Mauro Jc Salles, M José G Pais, Natividad Benito, Melchor Riera, Lucía Gómez, Craig A Aboltins, Jaime Esteban, Juan Pablo Horcajada, Karina O'Connell, Matteo Ferrari, Gábor Skaliczki, Rafael San Juan, Javier Cobo, Mar Sánchez-Somolinos, Antonio Ramos, Efthymia Giannitsioti, Alfredo Jover-Sáenz, Josu Mirena Baraia-Etxaburu, José María Barbero, Peter F M Choong, Nathalie Asseray, Séverine Ansart, Gwenäel Le Moal, Werner Zimmerli, Javier Ariza
Background: Streptococci are not an infrequent cause of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). Management by debridement, antibiotics, and implant retention (DAIR) is thought to produce a good prognosis, but little is known about the real likelihood of success. Methods: Retrospective, observational, multicenter, international study performed during 2003-2012. Eligible patients had a streptococcal PJI that was managed with DAIR. The primary endpoint was failure, defined as death related to infection, relapse/persistence of infection, or the need for salvage therapy...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367139/antibiotic-prevention-for-maternal-group-b-streptococcal-colonization-on-neonatal-gbs-related-adverse-outcomes-a-meta-analysis
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Shunming Li, Jingya Huang, Zhiyao Chen, Dan Guo, Zhenjiang Yao, Xiaohua Ye
Maternal colonization with group B Streptococcus (GBS) during pregnancy increases the risk of neonatal infection by vertical transmission. However, it remains unclear whether treating all colonized women during labor exposes a large number of their neonates to possible adverse effects without benefit. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the effect of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis on neonatal adverse outcomes. We identified studies by searching several English and Chinese electronic databases and reviewing relevant articles...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367027/a-clinical-decision-rule-for-streptococcal-pharyngitis-management-an-update
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Hosain Nasirian, Saeedeh TarvijEslami, Esfandiar Matini, Seyedehsara Bayesh, Yasaman Omaraee
PURPOSE: Group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis is a common disease worldwide. We aimed to establish a pragmatic program as a clinical decision rule for GAS pharyngitis diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This article derived from a research project on children aged 6-15 years. Five hundred and seventy-one children met the enrollment criteria on whom throat culture and validities of clinical findings were assessed in positive and negative throat culture groups. RESULTS: Positive GAS throat culture group included 99 (17...
April 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355251/immunization-with-a-streptococcal-multiple-epitope-recombinant-protein-protects-mice-against-invasive-group-a-streptococcal-infection
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Chih-Feng Kuo, Nina Tsao, I-Chen Hsieh, Yee-Shin Lin, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Yu-Ting Hung
Streptococcus pyogenes (group A Streptococcus; GAS) causes clinical diseases, including pharyngitis, scarlet fever, impetigo, necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome. A number of group A streptococcus vaccine candidates have been developed, but only one 26-valent recombinant M protein vaccine has entered clinical trials. Differing from the design of a 26-valent recombinant M protein vaccine, we provide here a vaccination using the polyvalence epitope recombinant FSBM protein (rFSBM), which contains four different epitopes, including the fibronectin-binding repeats domain of streptococcal fibronectin binding protein Sfb1, the C-terminal immunogenic segment of streptolysin S, the C3-binding motif of streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin B, and the C-terminal conserved segment of M protein...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344116/asymptomatic-group-a-streptococcal-throat-carriage-in-royal-marines-recruits-and-young-officers
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M Pearson, J L Fallowfield, T Davey, N Thorpe, A Allsopp, A Shaw, D Wilson, S Sriskandan, L Lamb
AIMS: A prospective observational study was conducted in Royal Marines (RM) recruits to investigate throat carriage of group A Streptococcus (GAS) and incidence of soft tissue infections. METHODS: 1012 RM recruits were followed through a 32-week training programme, with throat swabs being obtained in weeks 1, 6, 15, and 32. Alongside a separate cohort of 46 RM Young Officers (YO) undergoing training were sampled in parallel. RESULTS: Carriage of group A Streptococcus was detected in only 5/1012 (0...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339360/critical-role-of-stir-mri-in-early-detection-of-post-streptococcal-periostitis-with-dysproteinaemia-goldbloom-s-syndrome
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Riccardo Papa, Alessandro Consolaro, Francesca Minoia, Roberta Caorsi, Gianmichele Magnano, Marco Gattorno, Angelo Ravelli, Paolo Picco
OBJECTIVES: In 1966, Goldbloom et al. described two children who developed a peculiar clinical picture characterized by intermittent daily bone pain in the lower limbs, fever spikes, increased acute phase reactants and dysproteinaemia. The syndrome occurred two weeks after a group A β-haemolytic streptococcus infection. So far, only a few cases have been reported in the medical literature in English. METHODS: We report two further cases of Goldbloom's syndrome with a review of the literature in English...
March 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329161/surgery-for-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-a-retrospective-study-of-a-national-registry%C3%A2
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Alessandro Della Corte, Michele Di Mauro, Guglielmo Actis Dato, Fabio Barili, Diego Cugola, Sandro Gelsomino, Pasquale Santè, Antonio Carozza, Ester Della Ratta, Lorenzo Galletti, Roger Devotini, Riccardo Casabona, Francesco Santini, Antonio Salsano, Roberto Scrofani, Carlo Antona, Carlo De Vincentiis, Andrea Biondi, Cesare Beghi, Giangiuseppe Cappabianca, Michele De Bonis, Alberto Pozzoli, Francesco Nicolini, Filippo Benassi, Davide Pacini, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Andrea De Martino, Uberto Bortolotti, Roberto Lorusso, Enrico Vizzardi, Gabriele Di Giammarco, Daniele Marinelli, Emmanuel Villa, Giovanni Troise, Domenico Paparella, Vito Margari, Francesco Tritto, Girolamo Damiani, Giuseppe Scrascia, Salvatore Zaccaria, Attilio Renzulli, Giuseppe Serraino, Giovanni Mariscalco, Daniele Maselli, Alessandro Parolari, Giannantonio Nappi
OBJECTIVES: We described clinical-epidemiological features of prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE) and assessed the determinants of early surgical outcomes in multicentre design. METHODS: Data regarding 2823 patients undergoing surgery for endocarditis at 19 Italian Centers between 1979 and 2015 were collected in a database. Of them, 582 had PVE: in this group, the determinants of early mortality and complications were assessed, also taking into account the different chronological eras encompassed by the study...
March 13, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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