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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804662/fungal-bezoar-a-rare-cause-of-ureteral-obstruction
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Nabil Zeineddine, Wissam Mansour, Sandy El Bitar, Marco Campitelli, Neville Mobarakai
A 52-year-old male, with diabetes mellitus and alcoholic liver disease, presented to the Emergency Room for right flank pain of 3 days' duration, associated with dysuria. Physical examination revealed right flank tenderness with fever and hypotension; laboratory findings showed acute kidney injury and large blood and leucocytes in the urine. A CT abdomen and pelvis showed hydronephrosis of the right collecting system of a horseshoe kidney with air and hyperdense debris in the renal pelvis. Patient was treated for multisensitive Proteus mirabilis emphysematous pyelonephritis, and a right nephrostomy tube was inserted...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801898/secreted-reporters-for-monitoring-multiple-promoter-function
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Ghazal Lashgari, Rami S Kantar, Bakhos A Tannous
Secreted reporter proteins are reliable modalities for monitoring of different biological processes, which can be measured longitudinally in conditioned medium of cultured cells or body fluids such as blood and urine, ex vivo. In this chapter, we will explore established secreted reporters and their applications and limitations for monitoring of promoter function. We will also describe both cell-based and blood-based assays for detecting three commonly used reporters: secreted alkaline phosphatase (SEAP ), Gaussia luciferase (Gluc), and Vargula luciferase (Vluc)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798240/tetraparesia-an-unusual-presentation-of-disseminated-tuberculosis
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Filipa Quaresma, Margarida Bentes Jesus
A 48-year-old man with a 4 months history of asthenia, anorexia, 10 kg weight loss and 1 month of hematuria and dysuria was admitted to another hospital for sudden muscular weakness. He was found to have areflexic tetraparesis and was referred to our hospital.On admission, he was bradycardic, tachypneic, with flaccid tetraplegia. Laboratory results showed metabolic acidemia, severe hyperkalemia and hyponatremia, acute renal dysfunction and sterile pyuria. After hyperkalemia correction, the neurological symptoms resolved...
August 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796057/risk-factors-for-bladder-calculi-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia
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Wei Huang, Jun-Jie Cao, Min Cao, Hong-Shen Wu, Yong-Yi Yang, Zi-Meng Xu, Xiao-Dong Jin
We aim to find the risk factors that influence the formation of bladder calculi in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and to reduce the surgical intervention related to bladder calculi.Between January 2015 and October 2016, 332 patients with BPH underwent surgical therapy were retrospectively evaluated. Patients with BPH were categorized into 2 groups: 94 patients with bladder calculi in group 1 and 238 patients without bladder calculi in group 2. Medical history, age, body mass index (BMI), total prostate specific antigen, total prostate volume (TPV), International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS), intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP), urodynamic parameters, and urine culture were compared between groups...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794178/potential-of-high-affinity-slow-off-rate-modified-aptamer-somamer-reagents-for-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-proteins-as-tools-for-infection-models-and-diagnostic-applications
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Theresa Russell, Louis S Green, Taylor Rice, Nicole A Kruh-Garcia, Karen Dobos, Mary A DeGroote, Thomas Hraha, David G Sterling, Nebojsa Janjic, Urs A Ochsner
Direct pathogen detection in blood to diagnose active tuberculosis (TB) has been difficult, due to low levels of circulating antigens or due to the lack of specific, high-affinity binding reagents and reliable assays with adequate sensitivity. We sought to determine whether slow off-rate modified aptamer (SOMAmer) reagents with sub-nanomolar affinity for M. tuberculosis (Mtb) proteins (antigen 85A, 85B, 85C, GroES, GroEL2, DnaK, CFP10, KAD, CFP2, RplL and Tpx) could be useful to diagnose tuberculosis. When incorporated into the multiplexed, array-based proteomic SOMAscan assay, limits of detection reached the sub-picomolar range in 40% serum...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790230/ventilator-associated-pneumonia-vap-in-a-patient-with-guillain-barre-syndrome
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Anti Dharmayanti, Dalima Astrawinata
A 46-year-old man was admitted to ICU with a diagnosis at the time of admission of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) and sepsis due to suspected Ventilator-Associated Pneumoniae (VAP). Specimens for the following laboratory workup were inquired, i.e. complete blood count, culture and resistance workup using specimens obtained from the tip of suction pipe, urinalysis and urine culture, blood culture and resistance, procalcitonin and lactate levels. Neutrophilia was found along with increased procalcitonin and lactate levels, which supported the sepsis diagnosis...
April 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780998/risk-factors-for-carbapenem-nonsusceptible-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-case-control-study
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Tina Khadem, Vanessa Stevens, Kathleen Holt, Charles Hoffmann, Ghinwa Dumyati, Jack Brown
The objective of this case case-control study was to identify risk factors for carbapenem-nonsusceptible Pseudomonas aeruginosa in adult acute care hospitalized patient at 2 large academic medical centers. Risk factors were evaluated using logistic regression within a generalized estimating equations framework to account for clustering of patients within study site. Of 1161 total isolates, 271 (23.3%) were carbapenem-nonsusceptible of which respiratory was the most common source (54.3%). In the multivariable model, intra-abdominal (P < 0...
July 1, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780309/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-pantoea-agglomerans-infection-in-children
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Ayşe Büyükcam, Özlem Tuncer, Deniz Gür, Banu Sancak, Mehmet Ceyhan, Ali Bülent Cengiz, Ateş Kara
Pantoea agglomerans is an environmental Gram-negative bacterium that rarely is responsible for the infections in humans but it is often a causative factor of a number of occupational diseases. This study evaluated the clinical and microbiological characteristics and pathogenicity of P. agglomerans in children. We retrospectively reviewed microbiological test results for all children (1 month old to 18 years old) who were admitted to our pediatric hospital between January 2000 to June 2015 and had positive clinical specimen cultures for P...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776131/pure-distraction-injury-of-t1-2-with-quad-fever
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Jun-Yeong Seo, Chae-Moon Lim, Young-Hoon Kim, Kee-Yong Ha
INTRODUCTION: We report a pure distraction injury of the upper thoracic spine and uncontrolled hyperthermia without an infectious cause. Quad fever appears in the first several weeks to months after a cervical or upper thoracic SCI and is characterized by an extreme elevation in body core temperature beyond 40 °C without an infectious cause. Discriminating between infectious and noninfectious causes is important, and a thorough clinical assessment is required. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 52-year-old male visited the emergency room complaining of back pain with complete paralysis [American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) A] of both lower extremities after a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident...
August 3, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774767/variation-in-the-evaluation-of-testicular-conditions-across-united-states-pediatric-emergency-departments
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Lois K Lee, Michael C Monuteaux, Joel D Hudgins, John J Porter, Susan C Lipsett, Florence Bourgeois, Bartley G Cilento, Mark I Neuman
OBJECTIVES: To explore the variation in diagnostic testing and management for males diagnosed with three testicular conditions (testicular torsion, appendix testis torsion, epididymitis/orchitis) using a large pediatric health care database. Diagnostic testing is frequently used in evaluation of the acute scrotum; however, there is likely variability in the use of these tests in the emergency department setting. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of males with the diagnoses of testicular torsion, appendix testis torsion, and epididymitis/orchitis...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771455/confirmed-transmission-of-bacterial-or-fungal-infection-to-kidney-transplant-recipients-from-donated-after-cardiac-death-dcd-donors-in-china-a-single-center-analysis
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Qiquan Wan, Huanmiao Liu, Shaojun Ye, Qifa Ye
BACKGROUND We aimed to investigate blood and urine cultures of donated after cardiac death (DCD) donors and report the cases of confirmed (proven/probable) transmission of bacterial or fungal infection from donors to kidney recipients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventy-eight DCD donors between 2010 and 2016 were included. Sixty-one DCD donors underwent blood cultures and 22 episodes of bacteremias developed in 18 donors. Forty-three donors underwent urine cultures and 14 donors experienced 17 episodes of urinary infections...
August 3, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771134/evaluation-of-the-cobas-u-701-microscopy-analyser-compared-with-urine-culture-in-screening-for-urinary-tract-infection
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Si Hyun Kim, Sae Am Song, Sang-Hwa Urm, Joong-Ki Kook, Hye Ran Kim, Dongeun Yong, Jun Yong Choi, Jeong Hwan Shin
PURPOSE: A new automated Cobas u 701 microscopy analyser for urine sediment examination was introduced. The aim of this study was to evaluate the analyser in comparison with urine culture in screening for urinary tract infection (UTI). METHODOLOGY: A total of 852 urine specimens submitted for culture were included in this study. Urine sediment examination was performed using the Cobas u 701 microscopy analyser. The results of the bacteria (BAC) and yeast (YEA) analyses were compared with the results from urine culture as a method for UTI screening...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770662/complications-in-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-a-cohort-study
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Magnus Wagenius, Jon Jakobsson, Johan Stranne, Adam Linder
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate clinically relevant complications within 14 days after extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) in a modern setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive ESWL treatments between 2009 and 2015 in Ängelholm Hospital, Sweden, were analyzed retrospectively. The primary outcome was complications in patients seeking medical attention within 14 days after ESWL. Multivariable analysis was used to adjust for confounders such as diabetes, stone size and location, and presence of a urinary stent...
August 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769101/allostimulatory-capacity-of-conditionally-immortalized-proximal-tubule-cell-lines-for-bioartificial-kidney-application
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Milos Mihajlovic, Lambertus P van den Heuvel, Joost G Hoenderop, Jitske Jansen, Martijn J Wilmer, Annemarie J F Westheim, Wil A Allebes, Dimitrios Stamatialis, Luuk B Hilbrands, Rosalinde Masereeuw
Novel renal replacement therapies, such as a bioartificial kidney (BAK), are needed to improve current hemodialysis treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. As BAK applications may reveal safety concerns, we assessed the alloimmunization and related safety aspects of readily available conditionally immortalized human proximal tubule epithelial cell (ciPTEC) lines to be used in BAK. Two ciPTEC lines, originally derived from urine and kidney tissue, were characterized for the expression and secretion of relevant molecules involved in alloimmunization and inflammatory responses, such as HLA class-I, HLA-DR, CD40, CD80, CD86, as wells as soluble HLA class I and proinflammatory cytokines (IL-6, IL-8 and TNF-α)...
August 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767264/human-urine-based-therapeutics-in-spain-from-the-early-20th-century-to-the-present-a-historical-literature-overview-and-a-present-day-case-study
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José Ramón Vallejo, Alfonso J Aparicio Mena, José Antonio González
Human urine is currently the subject of biomedical investigations as a potential therapeutic resource and it continues to be used in remedies in different cultures and societies, including the Spanish culture. In this study we gather etnomedical knowledge about urotherapy and determine their associated symbolisms in Spain. A literature overview and a case study were carried out to compile urine-based remedies and as a direct analysis of symbolic systems. Urotherapy is widespread in Spanish folk medicine. Among the 204 collected remedies, those related to treatment of diseases or skin conditions predominate (63%)...
June 2017: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764263/acute-pyelonephritis-correlation-of-clinical-parameter-with-radiological-imaging-abnormalities
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Leelavathi Venkatesh, Ramalingiah Karadakere Hanumegowda
INTRODUCTION: Pyelonephritis (PN) is a suppurative infection of the kidney, most commonly due to bacterial infection and may be either acute or chronic. Acute PN (APN) subdivided into uncomplicated and complicated. Severity of PN cannot be assessed by clinical or laboratorial parameters alone, radiological imaging such as Ultrasound (USG) abdomen, Computed Tomography (CT) is required to know the nature, extent and severity of disease and for planning interventions. AIM: The aim of this study was to compare clinical and biochemical parameters with radiological findings (USG/CT) among patients diagnosed to have PN...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761863/management-of-urinary-tract-infections-in-patients-with-neurogenic-bladder-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Jürgen Pannek, Jens Wöllner
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common morbidities in persons with neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction (NLUTD). They are associated with a significant morbidity and mortality, and they affect the quality of life of the affected patients. Diagnosis and treatment of UTI in this group of patients are challenging. In this review, the current strategies regarding diagnosis, treatment, and prevention are summarized. DIAGNOSTICS: it is important to correctly diagnose a UTI, as treatment of bacteriuria should strictly be avoided...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760710/the-impact-of-preoperative-bacteriuria-on-the-risk-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection-after-primary-knee-or-hip-replacement-a-retrospective-study-with-a-one-year-follow-up
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Meeri Honkanen, Esa Jämsen, Matti Karppelin, Reetta Huttunen, Heini Huhtala, Antti Eskelinen, Jaana Syrjänen
OBJECTIVES: Patients who undergo elective joint replacement are traditionally screened and treated for preoperative bacteriuria in order to prevent periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). More recently, this practice has been questioned. The purpose of this study was to determine whether preoperative bacteriuria is associated with an increased risk of PJI. METHODS: Patients who had undergone a primary hip or knee replacement in a tertiary care hospital between September 2002 and December 2013 were identified from the hospital database (23 171 joint replacements, 10 200 hips, and 12 971 knees)...
July 28, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758790/the-accuracy-of-the-sysmex-uf-1000i-in-urine-bacterial-detection-compared-with-the-standard-urine-analysis-and-culture
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Patrick Erdman, Brian Anderson, J Christopher Zacko, Kirk Taylor, Keri Donaldson
CONTEXT: - Urinary tract infections are characterized by the presence of microbial pathogens within the urinary tract. They represent one of the most common infections in hospitalized and clinic patients. OBJECTIVES: - To model the parameters of the Sysmex UF-1000i to the gold standard, urine culture, and to compare the detection of dipstick leukocyte esterase and nitrates to urine cultures and UF-1000i results. DESIGN: - Data were compared from urine samples collected in sterile containers for bacterial culture and microscopic analysis...
July 31, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757299/the-incidence-of-subclinical-forms-of-urogenital-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Roman Zachoval, Petr Nencka, Martina Vasakova, Emilie Kopecka, Vladimir Borovička, Jiri Wallenfels, Pavel Cermak
The aim of our study was to determine whether patients with pulmonary tuberculosis may have subclinical forms of urogenital tuberculosis. Between 2011 and 2012, a prospective study was conducted. Basic demographic parameters were recorded and the following investigations were performed: direct bacilloscopy of sputum, evaluation of affected lung fields and presence of cavities on chest X-ray, Mantoux tuberculin skin test II, and interferon gamma release assay. Culture and molecular methods for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in urine were performed...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
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