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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637001/a-novel-method-to-generate-salmonella-typhi-ty21a-ghosts-exploiting-the-%C3%AE-phage-holin-endolysin-system
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Gayeon Won, Boram Kim, John Hwa Lee
Human typhoid fever caused by Salmonella Typhi still poses a severe global disease burden in developing countries despite the availability of commercial vaccines. In this study, we constructed a non-living S. Typhi Ty21a vaccine candidate by employing a lambda (λ) phage-derived holin-endolysin system to efficiently construct bacterial ghosts. The lysis plasmid pJHL464 harbors an R lysis cassette that is stringently regulated by dual promoters containing cI857/λPR and ParaBAD/araC components. The plasmid was introduced into an asd gene-deleted S...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633906/respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-in-adult-emergency-department-patients-do-emergency-providers-consider-rsv-as-an-admission-diagnosis-a-retrospective-observational-study-carried-out-at-massachusetts-general-hospital-boston-ma
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William Binder, Jill Thorsen, Pierre Borczuk
BACKGROUND: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) has been recognized for over half a century as a cause of morbidity in infants and children. Over the past 20years, data has emerged linking RSV as a cause of illness in adults resulting in 177,000 annual hospitalizations and up to 14,000 deaths among older adults. OBJECTIVE: Characterize clinical variables in a cohort of adult RSV patients. We hypothesize that emergency physicians do not routinely consider RSV in the differential diagnosis (DDx) of influenza like illness...
June 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633503/range-expansion-and-increasing-borrelia-burgdorferi-infection-of-the-tick-ixodes-scapularis-acari-ixodidae-in-iowa-1990-2013
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Jonathan D Oliver, Steve W Bennett, Lorenza Beati, Lyric C Bartholomay
A passive surveillance program monitored ticks submitted by the public in Iowa from 1990-2013. Submitted ticks were identified to species and life stage, and Ixodes scapularis Say nymphs and adults were tested for the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi. An average of 2.6 of Iowa's 99 counties submitted first reports of I. scapularis per year over the surveillance period, indicating expansion of this tick species across the state. The proportion of vector ticks infected by B. burgdorferi increased over time between 1998 and 2013...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633136/malaria-fever-therapy-for-general-paralysis-of-the-insane-a-historical-cohort-study
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Ingrid M Daey Ouwens, C Elisabeth Lens, Aernoud T L Fiolet, Alewijn Ott, Peter J Koehler, Piet A Kager, Willem M A Verhoeven
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first malaria fever treatment (MFT) given to patients with general paralysis of the insane (GPI) by the Austrian psychiatrist and later Nobel laureate, Julius Wagner-Jauregg. In 1921 Wagner-Jauregg reported an impressive therapeutic success of MFT and it became the standard treatment for GPI worldwide. In this study, MFT practice in the Dutch Vincent van Gogh psychiatric hospital in GPI patients who had been admitted in the period 1924-1954 is explored...
June 21, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631089/targeted-temperature-management-in-the-icu-guidelines-from-a-french-expert-panel
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REVIEW
Alain Cariou, Jean-François Payen, Karim Asehnoune, Gerard Audibert, Astrid Botte, Olivier Brissaud, Guillaume Debaty, Sandrine Deltour, Nicolas Deye, Nicolas Engrand, Gilles Francony, Stéphane Legriel, Bruno Levy, Philippe Meyer, Jean-Christophe Orban, Sylvain Renolleau, Bernard Vigue, Laure De Saint Blanquat, Cyrille Mathien, Lionel Velly
Over the recent period, the use of induced hypothermia has gained an increasing interest for critically ill patients, in particular in brain-injured patients. The term "targeted temperature management" (TTM) has now emerged as the most appropriate when referring to interventions used to reach and maintain a specific level temperature for each individual. TTM may be used to prevent fever, to maintain normothermia, or to lower core temperature. This treatment is widely used in intensive care units, mostly as a primary neuroprotective method...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631068/autoinflammatory-diseases-with-periodic-fevers
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REVIEW
Erdal Sag, Yelda Bilginer, Seza Ozen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: One purpose of this review was to raise awareness for the new autoinflammatory syndromes. These diseases are increasingly recognized and are in the differential diagnosis of many disease states. We also aimed to review the latest recommendations for the diagnosis, management, and treatment of these patients. RECENT FINDINGS: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS), tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic fever syndrome (TRAPS), and hyperimmunoglobulinemia D and periodic fever syndrome/mevalonate kinase deficiency (HIDS/MVKD) are the more common autoinflammatory diseases that are characterized by periodic fevers and attacks of inflammation...
July 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628220/importance-of-endothelial-dysfunction-biomarkers-in-patients-with-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever
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Mustafa Arslan, Gürdal Yilmaz, Ahmet Mentese, Hülya Yilmaz, S Caner Karahan, Iftihar Koksal
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) and the cause of the hemorrhage are not yet fully understood. However, the endothelium plays a key role in the pathogenesis. The purpose of this study was to investigate endothelial dysfunction markers [asymmetrical dimethyl arginine(ADMA), endothelin 1(ET-1), thrombomodulin(TM), von Willebrand factor(vWf) and intercellular adhesion molecule(ICAM-1)] in serum in patients with CCHF and their associations with hemorrhage...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628023/-ragweed-allergy-in-the-south-of-russia-in-the-chechen-republic
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D Macharadze, H Janaeva, K Avilov
Allergy to ragweed pollen and other weeds is a global problem due to the rapid spread of these grasses around the world. In addition, pollen of short ragweed (Ambrosia, Amb) and mugwort (Artemisia, Art) - one of the main causes of respiratory allergy - seasonal allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (hay fever) with/without bronchial asthma patients living in the South of Russia. Epidemiological studies on the prevalence of Allergy to Amb and Art among patients living in Chechen Republic, absent. Aim - of this retrospective study was to investigate the prevalence of sensitization to weed pollen in patients of Chechnya...
May 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624931/familial-mediterranean-fever-review-of-the-literature
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Mansour Alghamdi
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common monogenic periodic fever syndrome and characterized by recurrent episodes of fever, serositis, arthritis, dermal manifestations, and long-term renal complications. The MEFV gene was described in 1997 as the gene responsible for FMF and is inherited in autosomal recessive manner. It encodes mutated protein pyrin, an important player in the innate immune system and the component of inflammasome which leads to exaggerated inflammatory response through uncontrolled production of interleukin-1...
June 18, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621182/-non-intubated-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-vats-lobectomy-as-a-new-procedure-in-our-department
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József Furák, Zsolt Szabó, Theodor Horváth, Tibor Géczi, Balázs Pécsy, Tibor Németh, Aurél Ottlakán, Zsolt Molnár, György Lázár
AIM: Due to the emerging experience in VATS (video assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomies, in some centers the so called "non-intubated" VATS lobectomies (NITS - non-intubated thoracic surgery) gained increased authority, during which endotracheal intubation and muscle relaxation of the patient is not carried out, thus surgery is being performed with the patient breathing spontaneously. The recent study deals with our initial experience gained during uniportal NITS VATS lobectomies. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Between 24...
June 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619364/outcome-of-arterial-ischemic-stroke-in-children-with-heart-disease
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María Vázquez López, Pedro de Castro de Castro, Estibaliz Barredo Valderrama, Ma Concepción Miranda Herrero, Nuria Gil Villanueva, Andrés J Alcaraz Romero, Samuel I Pascual Pascual
Arterial ischemic strokes (AIS) are rare in childhood. Congenital and acquired heart diseases are one of the most important risk factors of AIS in children. OBJECTIVE: Study the outcome of children with heart disease that have suffered AIS and the factors that influence on prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated all children with heart disease who had suffered AIS between 2000 and 2014 in our hospital. RESULTS: Seventy-four children with heart disease suffered an arterial ischemic stroke...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617860/increasing-prevalence-of-infectious-diseases-in-asylum-seekers-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-switzerland
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Constantine Bloch-Infanger, Veronika Bättig, Jürg Kremo, Andreas F Widmer, Adrian Egli, Roland Bingisser, Manuel Battegay, Stefan Erb
OBJECTIVE: The increasing number of refugees seeking asylum in Europe in recent years poses new challenges for the healthcare systems in the destination countries. The goal of the study was to describe the evolution of medical problems of asylum seekers at a tertiary care centre in Switzerland. METHODS: At the University Hospital Basel, we compared all asylum seekers during two 1-year time periods in 2004/05 and 2014/15 concerning demographic characteristics and reasons for referrals and hospitalizations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617789/adequate-adherence-to-benzathine-penicillin-secondary-prophylaxis-following-the-diagnosis-of-rheumatic-heart-disease-by-echocardiographic-screening
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Nicola Culliford-Semmens, Elizabeth Tilton, Rachel Webb, Diana Lennon, Belinda Paku, John Malcolm, Sandi French, Nikki Blair, Nigel Wilson
AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to determine adherence to benzathine penicillin (BPG) for individuals diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) by echocardiographic screening between 2007-2012. METHODS: BPG records were obtained for 57 patients, median age 12 at time of diagnosis. A 'days at risk' analysis was undertaken. Annual adherence was calculated for each individual. A comparison with the Wellington region's Rheumatic Fever 2013 adherence data was undertaken...
June 16, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616745/bacterial-meningitis-complicating-the-course-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Pasquale Pagliano, Giovanni Boccia, Francesco De Caro, Silvano Esposito
Meningitis is rarely reported in studies investigating bacterial infections in patients affected by liver cirrhosis. We investigated the findings of bacterial meningitis in patients affected by liver cirrhosis referred to our department in a 16-year period. MATERIALS: Patients with cirrhosis and bacterial meningitis were enrolled. Cirrhosis was defined by liver histology or clinical, laboratory, and ultrasonographic and endoscopic findings. Bacterial meningitis was defined by cerebro-spinal fluid pleocytosis (>10/mcl) and characteristic clinical presentation...
June 14, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614268/pulmonary-and-cutaneous-infection-caused-by-nocardia-farcinica-in-a-patient-with-nephrotic-syndrome-a-case-report
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Ning Zhu, Yuan Zhu, Yi Wang, Shaoshao Dong
RATIONALE: Nocardia species is known as conditional pathogenic bacteria. Disseminated infection caused by Nocardia species is rare and occurs primarily in immunosuppressed patients. Signs and symptoms of this infection are frequently nonspecific making early diagnosis and treatment difficult. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of subcutaneous and pulmonary nocardiosis due to Nocardia farcinica (N farcinica) in a patient with nephrotic syndrome who is undergoing long-term corticosteroid therapy...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614051/cardiac-anomalies-and-associated-comorbidities-in-a-large-adolescent-population
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Daniel Lyon Fink, Yossy Machluf, Rivka Farkash, Giora Weisz, Avinoam Pirogovsky, Orna Tal, David Dagan, Yoram Chaiter
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, secular trends and associations of heart disease in a large unscreened, otherwise basically healthy, adolescent population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study of the cardiac status of 113,694 adolescents from the northern district of Israel, who completed the profiling process between the ages of 16 and 19, including all essential measures over a 22-year period. Results of imaging were categorized as either isolated valvar or structural abnormalities, and their clinically significant subgroups defined prospectively...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609435/predicting-infectious-complications-in-children-with-cancer-an-external-validation-study
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Gabrielle M Haeusler, Karin A Thursky, Francoise Mechinaud, Franz E Babl, Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Monica A Slavin, Robert Phillips
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to validate the 'Predicting Infectious ComplicatioNs in Children with Cancer' (PICNICC) clinical decision rule (CDR) that predicts microbiologically documented infection (MDI) in children with cancer and fever and neutropenia (FN). We also investigated costs associated with current FN management strategies in Australia. METHODS: Demographic, episode, outcome and cost data were retrospectively collected on 650 episodes of FN...
June 13, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606898/carotenoids-buffer-the-acute-phase-response-on-fever-sickness-behavior-and-rapid-bill-color-change-in-zebra-finches
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Deanna R Broughton, Brent C Schneider, Kevin J McGraw, Daniel R Ardia
Carotenoids are finite resources that animals can allocate to self-maintenance, attractiveness, or reproduction. Here we test how carotenoids affect the acute phase response (APR), an intense rapid systemic response characterized by fever, sickness behavior, and production of acute phase proteins, which serves to reduce pathogen persistence. We conducted a 2x2 factorial design experiment in captive adult male and female zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) to determine the effects of carotenoid supplementation on the intensity of the APR...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606078/how-to-select-a-proper-early-warning-threshold-to-detect-infectious-disease-outbreaks-based-on-the-china-infectious-disease-automated-alert-and-response-system-cidars
#19
Ruiping Wang, Yonggen Jiang, Engelgau Michael, Genming Zhao
BACKGROUND: China Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) developed the China Infectious Disease Automated Alert and Response System (CIDARS) in 2005. The CIDARS was used to strengthen infectious disease surveillance and aid in the early warning of outbreak. The CIDARS has been integrated into the routine outbreak monitoring efforts of the CDC at all levels in China. Early warning threshold is crucial for outbreak detection in the CIDARS, but CDCs at all level are currently using thresholds recommended by the China CDC, and these recommended thresholds have recognized limitations...
June 12, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605884/seroreactivity-to-q-fever-among-slaughterhouse-workers-in-south-korea
#20
Hyuk Chu, Seok-Ju Yoo, Kyu-Jam Hwang, Hyun-Sul Lim, Kwan Lee, Mi-Yeoun Park
Objectives: Q fever is a zoonotic disease that occurs worldwide; however, little is known about its prevalence in South Korea. We attempted to determine the prevalence of Q fever seroreactivity among Korean slaughterhouse workers and the risk factors for seroreactivity according to the type of work. Methods: The study was conducted among 1503 workers at a total of 73 slaughterhouses and 62 residual-product disposal plants. During the study period, sites were visited and surveys were administered to employees involved in slaughterhouse work, and serological tests were performed on blood samples by indirect immunofluorescence assays...
2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Yebang Ŭihakhoe Chi
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