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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944986/development-and-in-vitro-in-vivo-evaluation-of-a-novel-benznidazole-liquid-dosage-form-using-a-quality-by-design-approach
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Higo Fernando Santos Souza, Daniel Real, Darío Leonardi, Sandra Carla Rocha, Victoria Alonso, Esteban Serra, Ariel Mariano Silber, Claudio Javier Salomon
OBJECTIVES: To develop an alcohol-free solution suitable for children of benznidazole, the drug of choice for treatment of Chagas disease. METHODS: In a quality-by-design approach a systematic optimization procedure was carried out in order to estimate the values of the factors leading to the maximum drug concentration. The formulations were analyzed in terms of chemical and physical stability and drug content. The final preparation was subjected to an in-vivo palatability assay...
September 25, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944957/hot-air-treatment-reduces-postharvest-decay-and-delays-softening-of-cherry-tomato-by-regulating-gene-expression-and-activities-of-cell-wall-degrading-enzymes
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Yingying Wei, Dandan Zhou, Zhenjie Wang, Sicong Tu, Xingfeng Shao, Jing Peng, Leiqing Pan, Kang Tu
BACKGROUND: Fruit softening facilitates pathogen infection and postharvest decay, leading to the reduction of shelf-life. Hot air (HA) treatment at 38 °C for 12 h is effective in reducing postharvest disease and chilling injury of tomato fruit. To explore the effect and mechanism of HA treatment on reducing postharvest decay and softening of cherry tomato, fruit at the mature green stage were treated with HA and then stored at 20 °C for 15 days. Changes in natural decay incidence, firmness, cell wall compositions, activities and gene expression of cell wall-degrading enzymes of cherry tomatoes were assessed...
September 25, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944873/coxsackieviruses-b3-infection-of-myocardial-microvascular-endothelial-cells-activates-fractalkine-via-the-erk1-2-signaling-pathway
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Jili Wen, Congxin Huang
Infections by pathogens may lead to cardiovascular diseases, including acute/chronic myocarditis. (Coxsackieviruses B3) CVB3 is considered to be the most common causative agent in m‑yocarditis, which can lead to dilated cardiomyopathy. The present study aimed to investigate the mechanism of CVB3‑infected myocardial microvascular endothelial cells. The CVB3 infection was detected by 50% tissue culture infective dose (TCID50). The role of fractalkine (FKN) in the infection was detected using western blotting and RNA interference...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944771/the-spectrum-of-t-cell-metabolism-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Glenn R Bantug, Lorenzo Galluzzi, Guido Kroemer, Christoph Hess
In healthy individuals, metabolically quiescent T cells survey lymph nodes and peripheral tissues in search of cognate antigens. During infection, T cells that encounter cognate antigens are activated and - in a context-specific manner - proliferate and/or differentiate to become effector T cells. This process is accompanied by important changes in cellular metabolism (known as metabolic reprogramming). The magnitude and spectrum of metabolic reprogramming as it occurs in T cells in the context of acute infection ensure host survival...
September 25, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944617/genetic-diversity-anti-microbial-resistance-plasmid-profile-and-frequency-of-the-vi-antigen-in-salmonella-dublin-strains-isolated-in-brazil
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F P Vilela, M R Frazão, D P Rodrigues, R G Costa, M R T Casas, S A Fernandes, J P Falcão, F Campioni
Salmonella Dublin is strongly adapted to cattle causing enteritis and/or systemic disease with high rates of mortality. However, it can be sporadically isolated from humans, usually causing serious disease, especially in patients with underlying chronic diseases. The aim of this study was to molecularly type S. Dublin strains isolated from humans and animals in Brazil to verify the diversity of these strains as well as to ascertain possible differences between strains isolated from humans and animals. Moreover, the presence of the capsular antigen Vi and the plasmid profile was characterized in addition to the anti-microbial resistance against 15 drugs...
September 24, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944602/hepatitis-e-virus-and-related-viruses-in-wild-domestic-and-zoo-animals-a-review
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REVIEW
C Spahr, T Knauf-Witzens, T Vahlenkamp, R G Ulrich, R Johne
Hepatitis E is a human disease mainly characterized by acute liver illness, which is caused by infection with the hepatitis E virus (HEV). Large hepatitis E outbreaks have been described in developing countries; however, the disease is also increasingly recognized in industrialized countries. Mortality rates up to 25% have been described for pregnant women during outbreaks in developing countries. In addition, chronic disease courses could be observed in immunocompromised transplant patients. Whereas the HEV genotypes 1 and 2 are mainly confined to humans, genotypes 3 and 4 are also found in animals and can be zoonotically transmitted to humans...
September 24, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944601/an-advanced-multifunctional-hydrogel-based-dressing-for-wound-monitoring-and-drug-delivery
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Bahram Mirani, Erik Pagan, Barbara Currie, Mohammad Ali Siddiqui, Reihaneh Hosseinzadeh, Pooria Mostafalu, Yu Shrike Zhang, Aziz Ghahary, Mohsen Akbari
Wound management is a major global challenge and poses a significant financial burden to the healthcare system due to the rapid growth of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and aging population. The ability to detect pathogenic infections and release drug at the wound site is of the utmost importance to expedient patient care. Herein, this study presents an advanced multifunctional dressing (GelDerm) capable of colorimetric measurement of pH, an indicator of bacterial infection, and release of antibiotic agents at the wound site...
September 25, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944502/immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-in-non-hiv-immunosuppressed-patients
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REVIEW
Hirohiko Sueki, Yoshiko Mizukawa, Yumi Aoyama
Immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) represents a clinical phenomenon of immune-mediated inflammation against various antigens, including pathogenic microorganisms, drugs and unknown autoantigens, during recovery from immunosuppressed conditions. IRIS has become well recognized in HIV-infected populations. However, IRIS has seldom been recognized in HIV-negative immunocompromised patients. In the last 15 years, the immunopathogenesis of drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS) has been largely determined...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944485/effect-of-repeated-exposure-to-aqui-s-%C3%A2-on-the-viability-and-growth-of-neoparamoeba-perurans
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R J Chance, Z Allcock, C J Secombes, B Collet, C Collins
There have been recent efforts amongst immunologists to develop approaches for following individual fish during challenges with viral and bacterial pathogens. This study contributes to assessing the feasibility of using such approaches to study amoebic gill disease (AGD). Neoparamoeba perurans, agent of AGD, has been responsible for widespread economic and fish loss in salmonid aquaculture. With the emergence of AGD in Europe, research into infection dynamics and host response has increased. This study investigated the effect of repeat exposure to anaesthesia, a necessary requirement when following disease progression in individual fish, on N...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944216/legionella-effector-ankx-disrupts-host-cell-endocytic-recycling-in-a-phosphocholination-dependent-manner
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Samual C Allgood, Barbara P Romero Dueñas, Rebecca R Noll, Colleen Pike, Sean Lein, M Ramona Neunuebel
The facultative intracellular bacterium Legionella pneumophila proliferates within amoebae and human alveolar macrophages, and it is the causative agent of Legionnaires' disease, a life-threatening pneumonia. Within host cells, L. pneumophila establishes a replicative haven by delivering numerous effector proteins into the host cytosol, many of which target membrane trafficking by manipulating the function of Rab GTPases. The Legionella effector AnkX is a phosphocholine transferase that covalently modifies host Rab1 and Rab35...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944137/pulmonary-hypertension-associated-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-call-for-a-screening-tool
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REVIEW
Rukma Parthvi, Rutuja R Sikachi, Abhinav Agrawal, Ajay Adial, Abhinav Vulisha, Sameer Khanijo, Arunabh Talwar
Antiphospholipid (aPL) antibodies are antibodies specific for anionic phospholipids. They are immunoglobulins that attack phospholipids, phospholipid-binding proteins, or phospholipid-protein complexes and are detected in anticardiolipin and lupus anticoagulant assays. aPL antibodies are often associated with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) which can be idiopathic or from secondary causes such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), infection or drugs. They have also been shown to be associated with Pulmonary Hypertension...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944135/management-of-syndromic-diarrhea-tricho-hepato-enteric-syndrome-a-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Alexandre Fabre, Patrice Bourgeois, Marie-Edith Coste, Céline Roman, Vincent Barlogis, Catherine Badens
Syndromic diarrhea/tricho-hepato-enteric syndrome (SD/THE) is a rare disease linked to the loss of function of either TTC37 or SKIV2L, two components of the SKI complex. It is characterized by a combination of 9 signs (intractable diarrhea, hair abnormalities, facial dysmorphism, immune abnormalities, IUGR/SGA, liver abnormalities, skin abnormalities, congenital heart defect and platelet abnormalities). We present a comprehensive review of the management of SD/THE and tested therapeutic regimens. A review of the literature was conducted in May 2017: 29 articles and 2 abstracts were included describing a total of 80 patients, of which 40 presented with mutations of TTC37, 14 of SKIV2L...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944126/oral-hygiene-practices-and-teeth-cleaning-techniques-among-medical-students
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Sajida Naseem, Syeda H Fatima, Haider Ghazanfar, Sana Haq, Najeeb A Khan, Moeez Mehmood, Ali Ghazanfar
Objectives Oral health is essential for general health and quality of life. It is a state of being free from mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral infections and sores, periodontal disease, tooth decay, tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that limit an individual's capacity to bite, chew, smile, and speak; it affects psychosocial well-being too. The objective of our study was to assess teeth cleaning techniques and oral hygiene practices among medical students. Methods The data of the study were collected in two stages...
July 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944007/the-other-white-nose-syndrome-transcriptome-tolerant-and-susceptible-hosts-respond-differently-to-the-pathogen-pseudogymnoascus-destructans
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Christina M Davy, Michael E Donaldson, Craig K R Willis, Barry J Saville, Liam P McGuire, Heather Mayberry, Alana Wilcox, Gudrun Wibbelt, Vikram Misra, Trent Bollinger, Christopher J Kyle
Mitigation of emerging infectious diseases that threaten global biodiversity requires an understanding of critical host and pathogen responses to infection. For multihost pathogens where pathogen virulence or host susceptibility is variable, host-pathogen interactions in tolerant species may identify potential avenues for adaptive evolution in recently exposed, susceptible hosts. For example, the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in hibernating bats and is responsible for catastrophic declines in some species in North America, where it was recently introduced...
September 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943870/gastrointestinal-tract-as-entry-route-for-hantavirus-infection
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Peter T Witkowski, Casey C Perley, Rebecca L Brocato, Jay W Hooper, Christian Jürgensen, Jörg-Dieter Schulzke, Detlev H Krüger, Roland Bücker
Background: Hantaviruses are zoonotic agents that cause hemorrhagic fevers and are thought to be transmitted to humans by exposure to aerosolized excreta of infected rodents. Puumala virus (PUUV) is the predominant endemic hantavirus in Europe. A large proportion of PUUV-infected patients suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms of unclear origin. In this study we demonstrate that PUUV infection can occur via the alimentary tract. Methods: We investigated susceptibility of the human small intestinal epithelium for PUUV infection and analyzed the resistance of virions to gastric juice...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943841/microglia-an-interface-between-the-loss-of-neuroplasticity-and-depression
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REVIEW
Gaurav Singhal, Bernhard T Baune
Depression has been widely accepted as a major psychiatric disease affecting nearly 350 million people worldwide. Research focus is now shifting from studying the extrinsic and social factors of depression to the underlying molecular causes. Microglial activity is shown to be associated with pathological conditions, such as psychological stress, pathological aging, and chronic infections. These are primary immune effector cells in the CNS and regulate the extensive dialogue between the nervous and the immune systems in response to different immunological, physiological, and psychological stressors...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943596/determination-of-optimal-age-for-single-vaccination-of-growing-pigs-with-foot-and-mouth-disease-bivalent-vaccine-in-south-korea
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Ah-Young Kim, Dongseob Tark, Hyejin Kim, Jae-Seok Kim, Jung-Min Lee, Minhee Kwon, Soohyun Bae, Byounghan Kim, Young-Joon Ko
In South Korea, pigs were vaccinated once between 8 and 12 weeks of age because of the injection-site granulomas. Therefore this study was performed to determine the optimal age for single vaccination of growing pigs with the currently used type O FMD vaccine. With 498 pigs divided into four groups, seroprevalence of the antibody was analyzed with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Although double vaccination is necessary to completely protect growing pigs from FMD virus infection with the current vaccine, the age of 8 weeks can be considered as the optimal age for piglet vaccination if the booster injection is unavailable...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943566/deep-ulcers-in-the-ileum-associated-with-mycophenolate-mofetil
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Akira Sonoda, Kurato Wada, Kazuhiro Mizukami, Kensuke Fukuda, Mitsutaka Shuto, Kazuhisa Okamoto, Ryo Ogawa, Tadayoshi Okimoto, Kazunari Murakami
A 54-year-old man was treated with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) after undergoing living donor renal transplantation. Two years later, he experienced repeated episodes of diarrhea, and his C-reactive protein (CRP) level was found to be 12.63 mg/dL. Ileocolonoscopy showed multiple deep, punched-out ulcers that were similar to Behçet's disease (BD) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) in the ileum. CMV infection was suspected. However, anti-cytomegalovirus agents were ineffective. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with gastrointestinal toxicity of MMF and MMF was switched to mizoribine...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943565/mild-encephalitis-encephalopathy-with-a-reversible-splenial-lesion-in-an-adult-patient-with-influenza
#19
Hana Takatsu, Naoto Ishimaru, Madoka Ito, Saori Kinami
We herein report the case of a 31-year-old Japanese woman who developed adult-onset clinically mild encephalitis/encephalopathy with a reversible splenial lesion (MERS) and presented with consciousness disorder and olfactory disturbance secondary to influenza A infection. The patient's neurological symptoms and the lesion in the splenium resolved within 14 days without therapy. Magnetic resonance images and the clinical course were consistent with a diagnosis of MERS; however, mental changes following the influenza infection always present a diagnostic dilemma for physicians...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943553/risk-factors-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-endoscopic-reflux-esophagitis-in-healthy-young-japanese-volunteers
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Yuichiro Tanaka, Yasuhisa Sakata, Megumi Hara, Hiroharu Kawakubo, Nanae Tsuruoka, Koji Yamamoto, Yoichiro Itoh, Hidenori Hidaka, Ryo Shimoda, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Kazuma Fujimoto
Objective The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of reflux esophagitis and Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection and their interrelationship in healthy young Japanese volunteers. Materials and Methods Between 2010 and 2016, 550 fifth-year medical students at Saga Medical School, aged 22 to 30 years, underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and completed a questionnaire (frequency scale for symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease). H. pylori infection was determined by detecting urinary immunoglobulin G antibodies...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
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