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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239566/biological-and-historical-overview-of-zika-virus
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REVIEW
Najealicka Armstrong, Wangheng Hou, Qiyi Tang
The recent outbreak of the Zika virus attracts worldwide attention probably because the most recently affected country (Brazil) will host the 2016 Olympic Game. Zika virus infected cases are now spreading to many other countries and its infection might be linked to some severe medical sequelae. Since its first isolation from the infected monkey in 1947 in Uganda, only a few studies had been taken until recent outbreak. According to the history of referenced publications, there is a 19-year gap from 1989 to 2007...
February 12, 2017: World Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238893/dna-analysis-of-cattle-parasitic-protozoan-tritrichomonas-foetus-after-photodynamic-therapy
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A Margraf-Ferreira, I C S Carvalho, S M Machado, C Pacheco-Soares, C W Galvão, R M Etto, N S da Silva
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a modality of therapy that involves the activation of photosensitive substances and the generation of cytotoxic oxygen species and free radicals to promote the selective destruction of target tissues. This study analyzed the application of PDT to Tritrichomonas foetus, a scourged and etiological agent of bovine trichomoniasis, a sexually transmitted infectious disease. As it is an amitochondrial and aerotolerant protozoan, it produces energy under low O2 tension via hydrogenosome...
February 23, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238883/a-bicentre-retrospective-study-of-features-and-outcomes-of-patients-with-reactive-arthritis
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Audrey Courcoul, Anne Brinster, Evelyne Decullier, Jean-Paul Larbre, Muriel Piperno, Eric Pradat, Jacques G Tebib, Daniel Wendling, Fabienne Coury
OBJECTIVE: Reactive arthritis (ReA) is a sterile arthritis following an extra-articular infection, usually of the gastrointestinal or genitourinary tract. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence and the clinical and therapeutic characteristics of ReA and to compare them with those of a historical cohort. We hypothesised that improved hygiene together with prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections may have decreased the incidence of ReA. METHODS: All patients with ReA diagnosed in the University Hospital Centres of Lyon Sud and Besançon from January 2002 to December 2012 were included in the study retrospectively and were compared with ReA patients diagnosed from January 1986 to December 1996 in the same two hospitals...
February 23, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238505/rapid-diagnosis-of-sexually-transmitted-infections
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Luis Otero-Guerra, Ana Fernández-Blázquez, Fernando Vazquez
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are responsible for an enormous burden of morbidity and mortality. Worldwide, millions of cases of STIs, such as syphilis, chlamydia, or gonorrhoea occur every year, and there is now an increase in antimicrobial resistance in pathogens, such as gonococcus. Delay in diagnosis is one of the factors that justifies the difficulty in controlling these infections. Rapid diagnostic tests allow the introduction of aetiological treatment at the first visit, and also leads to treating symptomatic and asymptomatic patients more effectively, as well as to interrupt the epidemiological transmission chain without delay...
February 23, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238212/development-a-rapid-and-accurate-multiplex-real-time-pcr-method-for-the-detection-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-mycoplasma-hominis
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Roya Safarkar, Jalil Fallah Mehrabadi, Zahra Noormohammadi, Reza Mirnejad
BACKGROUND: Sexually transmitted diseases easily spread among sexually active people and often have no symptoms. Rapid and accurate method for detecting these infections are necessary in early stages. The traditional detection methods of them are difficult and time-consuming. METHODS: In this study, multiplex real time PCR was optimized for rapid identification of Chlamydia trachomatis and Mycoplasma hominis in a single tube and was performed with our designed primers...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237473/phytochemical-and-ethnopharmacological-review-of-elephantorrhiza-goetzei-harms-harms
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REVIEW
Alfred Maroyi
Elephantorrhiza goetzei (E. goetzei) commonly known as Goetze's elephantorrhiza, is traditionally used as a decoction in the treatment of a variety of conditions such as pain, sores, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), gastro-intestinal disorders, microbial infections and genito-urinary system disorders. On the basis of its wide distribution in south central Africa, E. goetzei has a long history of applications among the different ethnic groups. A total of 23 ethnomedicinal uses of E. goetzei are documented in this study from 62...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236423/sense-of-mission-and-sexual-health-outcomes-among-young-adult-women
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Nancy A Dodson, Heather L Corliss, Vishnudas Sarda, S Jean Emans, Alison E Field
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between self-reported sense of mission and sexual health behaviors in a geographically diverse cohort of U.S. young adult females in the Growing Up Today Study (GUTS). DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of the 2007 wave of GUTS data from self-reported online or mailed surveys. Outcomes were early sex initiation and history of sexually transmitted infection (STI), which were analyzed as a binary outcome using logit link, and number of sex partners, which was analyzed as a continuous outcome...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230801/ethnopharmacology-chemistry-and-biological-properties-of-four-malian-medicinal-plants
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Karl Egil Malterud
The ethnopharmacology, chemistry and pharmacology of four Malian medicinal plants, Biophytum umbraculum, Burkea africana, Lannea velutina and Terminalia macroptera are reviewed. These plants are used by traditional healers against numerous ailments: malaria, gastrointestinal diseases, wounds, sexually transmitted diseases, insect bites and snake bites, etc. The scientific evidence for these uses is, however, limited. From the chemical and pharmacological evidence presented here, it seems possible that the use in traditional medicine of these plants may have a rational basis, although more clinical studies are needed...
February 21, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230790/influence-of-chitosan-swelling-behaviour-on-controlled-release-of-tenofovir-from-mucoadhesive-vaginal-systems-for-prevention-of-sexual-transmission-of-hiv
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Fernando Notario-Pérez, Araceli Martín-Illana, Raúl Cazorla-Luna, Roberto Ruiz-Caro, Luis-Miguel Bedoya, Aitana Tamayo, Juan Rubio, María-Dolores Veiga
The main challenges facing efforts to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are the lack of access to sexual education services and sexual violence against young women and girls. Vaginal formulations for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections are currently gaining importance in drug development. Vaginal mucoadhesive tablets can be developed by including natural polymers that have good binding capacity with mucosal tissues, such as chitosan or guar gum, semisynthetic polymers such as hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, or synthetic polymers such as Eudragit(®) RS...
February 21, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230311/prevalence-of-and-factors-associated-with-unprotected-anal-intercourse-with-regular-and-nonregular-male-sexual-partners-among-newly-diagnosed-hiv-positive-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china
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Z Wang, X Wu, Jtf Lau, Pkh Mo, Wws Mak, X Wang, X Yang, D Gross, H Jiang
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the prevalence of, and multi-dimensional factors associated with, unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) with regular male sexual partners ('regular partners') and nonregular male sexual partners ('nonregular partners') among newly diagnosed HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) in Chengdu, China. METHODS: A total of 225 newly diagnosed HIV-positive MSM were interviewed using a combined interviewer-computer-assisted method in Chengdu, China...
February 23, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228394/update-in-chlamydia-trachomatis-vaccinology
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Luis M de la Maza, Guangming Zhong, Robert C Brunham
Attempts to produce a vaccine to protect against Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) induced trachoma were initiated more than 100 years ago and continued for several decades. Using whole organisms protective responses were obtained. However, upon exposure to C. trachomatis, disease exacerbation developed in some immunized individuals precluding the implementation of the vaccine. Evidence of the role of C. trachomatis as a sexually transmitted pathogen started to emerge in the 1960's and soon became evident that it can cause acute infections and long term-sequelae in women, men and newborns...
February 22, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224833/rcn-highlights-key-role-of-school-nurses
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Urgent investment in school nursing is needed to tackle the rising number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young adults, the RCN has urged.
February 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220553/african-american-fathers-perspectives-on-facilitators-and-barriers-to-father-son-sexual-health-communication
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Schenita D Randolph, Tanya Coakley, Jeffrey Shears, Roland J Thorpe
African-American males ages 13 through 24 are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), accounting for over half of all HIV infections in this age group in the United States. Clear communication between African-American parents and their youth about sexual health is associated with higher rates of sexual abstinence, condom use, and intent to delay initiation of sexual intercourse. However, little is known about African-American fathers' perceptions of what facilitates and inhibits sexual health communication with their preadolescent and adolescent sons...
February 21, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220392/zika-virus-disease-and-associated-neurologic-complications
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REVIEW
Lindsey M Duca, J David Beckham, Kenneth L Tyler, Daniel M Pastula
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to review what is currently known about Zika virus (ZIKV) disease and associated neurologic complications. RECENT FINDINGS: ZIKV is a mosquito-borne or sexually transmitted flavivirus rapidly spreading throughout the Americas. While ZIKV infection is usually asymptomatic, it may cause a non-specific illness with fever, rash, myalgia, headache, and/or non-purulent conjunctivitis. Additionally, ZIKV has been associated with a number of neurologic complications including microcephaly and other birth defects, Guillain-Barré syndrome, meningoencephalitis, myelitis, and various ophthalmologic abnormalities...
January 2017: Current Infectious Disease Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220313/hiv-infected-young-men-demonstrate-appropriate-risk-perceptions-and-beliefs-about-safer-sexual-behaviors-after-human-papillomavirus-vaccination
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Jessica A Kahn, Jeannette Lee, Marvin Belzer, Joel M Palefsky
The aim of this study was to identify risk perceptions after human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among HIV-infected young men who have sex with men. On average, participants appropriately perceived themselves to be at lower than neutral risk for HPV (mean subscale score 4.2/10), at higher than neutral risk for other sexually transmitted infections (7.0/10), and that safer sexual behaviors were still important (8.5/10). Higher perceived risk of HPV was associated with African-American race (p = .03); higher perceived risk of other sexually transmitted infections with White race (p = ...
February 20, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217614/somatic-symptoms-after-sexual-behavior-with-fear-of-four-sexually-transmitted-diseases-a-proposal-of-novel-disorder
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Kentaro Iwata, Yoshiaki Katsuda
Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) often leads to frequent doctor visit not only to psychiatrists but also to various kinds of physicians. We encountered four cases of SSD, particularly associated with sexual intercourse and fear of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). To best of our knowledge, there is no independent clinical entity assigned to this phenomenon. Here, we propose a variation of SSD called four STD as an independent clinical entity since the presentation of this disorder is very distinctive, and lack of awareness of it may lead to unnecessary laboratory workup and antimicrobial prescription as well as augmented anxiety of the patients with potential "doctor shopping...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217555/comparison-of-murine-cervicovaginal-infection-by-chlamydial-strains-identification-of-extrusions-shed-in-vivo
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Jennifer H Shaw, Amanda R Behar, Timothy A Snider, Noah A Allen, Erika I Lutter
Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading cause of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and preventable blindness. Untreated, asymptomatic infection as well as frequent re-infection are common and may drive pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, and infertility. In vivo models of chlamydial infection continue to be instrumental in progress toward a vaccine and further elucidating the pathogenesis of this intracellular bacterium, however significant gaps in our understanding remain. Chlamydial host cell exit occurs via two mechanisms, lysis and extrusion, although the latter has yet to be reported in vivo and its biological role is unclear...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216574/an-in-silico-identification-of-common-putative-vaccine-candidates-against-treponema-pallidum-a-reverse-vaccinology-and-subtractive-genomics-based-approach
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Arun Kumar Jaiswal, Sandeep Tiwari, Syed Babar Jamal, Debmalya Barh, Vasco Azevedo, Siomar C Soares
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are caused by a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are transmitted from one person to another primarily by vaginal, anal, or oral sexual contact. Syphilis is a serious disease caused by a sexually transmitted infection. Syphilis is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum. Treponema pallidum (T. pallidum) is a motile, gram-negative spirochete, which can be transmitted both sexually and from mother to child, and can invade virtually any organ or structure in the human body...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215377/healthy-empowered-youth-a-positive-youth-development-program-for-native-youth
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Stephanie N Craig Rushing, Nichole L Hildebrandt, Carol J Grimes, Amanda J Rowsell, Benjamin C Christensen, William E Lambert
INTRODUCTION: During 2010-2012, Oregon Health & Science University's Prevention Research Center, a Northwest Tribe, and the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board, collaborated to evaluate the Healthy & Empowered Youth Project, a school- and community-based positive youth development program for American Indian and Alaska Native high school students. METHODS: The Native STAND (Students Together Against Negative Decisions) curriculum was enhanced with hands-on learning activities in media design to engage students in sexual and reproductive health topics covered by the curriculum...
March 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215219/sexually-transmitted-infections-and-children-what-the-pnp-should-know
#20
Gail Hornor
Sexual abuse is a problem of epidemic proportions in the United States. In their practice, pediatric nurse practitioners will likely encounter children who have experienced sexual abuse-both those who have and have not previously been identified as victims. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are rare in sexually abused children and adolescents. However, when present, they can be crucial to making the diagnosis of sexual abuse and protecting children. This continuing education article will assist the pediatric nurse practitioner in interpreting the relationship between STIs and sexual abuse, correctly testing for STIs, and treating STIs in children and adolescents...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
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