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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649236/the-validation-and-implications-of-using-whole-genome-sequencing-as-a-replacement-for-traditional-serotyping-for-a-national-salmonella-reference-laboratory
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Chris A Yachison, Catherine Yoshida, James Robertson, John H E Nash, Peter Kruczkiewicz, Eduardo N Taboada, Matthew Walker, Aleisha Reimer, Sara Christianson, Anil Nichani, Celine Nadon
Salmonella serotyping remains the gold-standard tool for the classification of Salmonella isolates and forms the basis of Canada's national surveillance program for this priority foodborne pathogen. Public health officials have been increasingly looking toward whole genome sequencing (WGS) to provide a large set of data from which all the relevant information about an isolate can be mined. However, rigorous validation and careful consideration of potential implications in the replacement of traditional surveillance methodologies with WGS data analysis tools is needed...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642162/ngs-panel-analysis-in-24-ectopia-lentis-patients-a-clinically-relevant-test-with-a-high-diagnostic-yield
#2
E Overwater, K Floor, D van Beek, K de Boer, T van Dijk, Y Hilhorst-Hofstee, A J M Hoogeboom, K J van Kaam, J M van de Kamp, M Kempers, I P C Krapels, H Y Kroes, B Loeys, S Salemink, C T R M Stumpel, V J M Verhoeven, E Wijnands-van den Berg, J M Cobben, J P van Tintelen, M M Weiss, A C Houweling, A Maugeri
BACKGROUND: Several genetic causes of ectopia lentis (EL), with or without systemic features, are known. The differentiation between syndromic and isolated EL is crucial for further treatment, surveillance and counseling of patients and their relatives. Next generation sequencing (NGS) is a powerful tool enabling the simultaneous, highly-sensitive analysis of multiple target genes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield of our NGS panel in EL patients...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640824/molecular-diagnosis-of-plasmodium-ovale-by-photo-induced-electron-transfer-fluorogenic-primers-pet-pcr
#3
David Akerele, Dragan Ljolje, Eldin Talundzic, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, Naomi W Lucchi
Accurate diagnosis of malaria infections continues to be challenging and elusive, especially in the detection of submicroscopic infections. Developing new malaria diagnostic tools that are sensitive enough to detect low-level infections, user friendly, cost effective and capable of performing large scale diagnosis, remains critical. We have designed novel self-quenching photo-induced electron transfer (PET) fluorogenic primers for the detection of P. ovale by real-time PCR. In our study, a total of 173 clinical samples, consisting of different malaria species, were utilized to test this novel PET-PCR primer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635333/molecular-biomarkers-to-guide-precision-medicine-in-localized-prostate-cancer
#4
Minke Smits, Niven Mehra, Michiel Sedelaar, Winald Gerritsen, Jack A Schalken
Major advances through tumor profiling technologies, that include next-generation sequencing, epigenetic, proteomic and transcriptomic methods, have been made in primary prostate cancer, providing novel biomarkers that may guide precision medicine in the near future. Areas covered: The authors provided an overview of novel molecular biomarkers in tissue, blood and urine that may be used as clinical tools to assess prognosis, improve selection criteria for active surveillance programs, and detect disease relapse early in localized prostate cancer...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632739/validity-of-a-minimally-invasive-autopsy-tool-for-cause-of-death-determination-in-pediatric-deaths-in-mozambique-an-observational-study
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Quique Bassat, Paola Castillo, Miguel J Martínez, Dercio Jordao, Lucilia Lovane, Juan Carlos Hurtado, Tacilta Nhampossa, Paula Santos Ritchie, Sónia Bandeira, Calvino Sambo, Valeria Chicamba, Mamudo R Ismail, Carla Carrilho, Cesaltina Lorenzoni, Fabiola Fernandes, Pau Cisteró, Alfredo Mayor, Anelsio Cossa, Inacio Mandomando, Mireia Navarro, Isaac Casas, Jordi Vila, Khátia Munguambe, Maria Maixenchs, Ariadna Sanz, Llorenç Quintó, Eusebio Macete, Pedro Alonso, Clara Menéndez, Jaume Ordi
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, the world has witnessed unprecedented progress in child survival. However, our knowledge of what is killing nearly 6 million children annually in low- and middle-income countries remains poor, partly because of the inadequacy and reduced precision of the methods currently utilized in these settings to investigate causes of death (CoDs). The study objective was to validate the use of a minimally invasive autopsy (MIA) approach as an adequate and more acceptable substitute for the complete diagnostic autopsy (CDA) for pediatric CoD investigation in a poor setting...
June 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629753/active-identification-of-patients-who-are-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-colonized-is-not-associated-with-longer-duration-of-vancomycin-therapy
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Carlos Acuna-Villaorduna, Westyn Branch-Elliman, Judith Strymish, Kalpana Gupta
BACKGROUND: Excessive prescribing of vancomycin among patients admitted to inpatient wards is a challenge for antimicrobial stewardship programs, especially in the setting of expanded screening programs for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Studies examining factors associated with longer duration of vancomycin use are limited. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess the impact of universal MRSA admission screening on duration of vancomycin use at the VA Boston Healthcare System during the period from January 2013-November 2015...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619165/the-use-of-animals-as-a-surveillance-tool-for-monitoring-environmental-health-hazards-human-health-hazards-and-bioterrorism
#7
REVIEW
Jacqueline Pei Shan Neo, Boon Huan Tan
This review discusses the utilization of wild or domestic animals as surveillance tools for monitoring naturally occurring environmental and human health hazards. Besides providing early warning to natural hazards, animals can also provide early warning to societal hazards like bioterrorism. Animals are ideal surveillance tools to humans because they share the same environment as humans and spend more time outdoors than humans, increasing their exposure risk. Furthermore, the biologically compressed lifespans of some animals may allow them to develop clinical signs more rapidly after exposure to specific pathogens...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619060/incidence-disease-onset-and-short-term-outcome-in-urea-cycle-disorders-cross-border-surveillance-in-germany-austria-and-switzerland
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Susanne Nettesheim, Stefan Kölker, Daniela Karall, Johannes Häberle, Roland Posset, Georg F Hoffmann, Beate Heinrich, Florian Gleich, Sven F Garbade
BACKGROUND: Urea cycle disorders (UCDs) are a group of rare inherited metabolic disorders. Affected individuals often present with hyperammonemic encephalopathy (HE) and have an increased risk of severe neurologic disease and early death. The study aims to provide epidemiologic data and to describe the disease manifestation and short-term outcome. METHOD: Cross-border surveillance of newly diagnosed patients with UCDs - below 16 years of age - was performed from July 2012 to June 2015 in Germany and Austria and from January 2012 to December 2015 in Switzerland...
June 15, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618903/planning-secondary-prevention-room-for-improvement
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Alejandro Cortés-Beringola, Donna Fitzsimons, Antonio Pelliccia, Guillermo Moreno, Roberto Martín-Asenjo, Héctor Bueno
The prognosis of patients after acute coronary syndromes is still suboptimal, mainly due to the risk of recurrent adverse coronary events, which is greatest during the first year, but persists over one's lifetime. Meaningful progress in preventing cardiovascular events has been achieved. However, there remains much room for improvement by embracing innovative therapies and investing in multidisciplinary approaches. Pharmacological interventions focused on optimising antithrombotic and lipid-lowering therapies are both pillars of secondary prevention that have seen recent ground-breaking advances...
June 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615466/a-pathotyping-multiplex-pcr-for-haemophilus-parasuis-a-tool-for-the-prediction-of-virulence
#10
Kate J Howell, Lucy A Weinert, Sarah E Peters, Jinhong Wang, Juan Hernandez-Garcia, Roy R Chaudhuri, Shi-Lu Luan, Øystein Angen, Virginia Aragon, Susanna M Williamson, Paul R Langford, Andrew N Rycroft, Brendan W Wren, Duncan J Maskell, Alexander W Tucker
Haemophilus parasuis is a diverse bacterial species found in the upper respiratory tract of pigs that can also cause Glässer's disease and pneumonia. A previous pan-genome study of H. parasuis identified 48 genes that were associated with clinical disease. Here we describe the development of a generalised linear model (termed a pathotyping model) to predict the potential virulence of isolates of H. parasuis, based on a subset of 10 genes from the pan-genome. A multiplex PCR (mPCR) was constructed based on these genes, the results of which were entered into the pathotyping model to yield a prediction of virulence...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614009/the-combined-use-of-calcitonin-doubling-time-and-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-improves-prognostic-values-in-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-the-clinical-utility-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct
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Ji H Yang, Cléber P Camacho, Susan C Lindsey, Flavia O F Valente, Danielle M Andreoni, Lilian Y Yamaga, Jairo Wagner, Rosa Paula M Biscolla, Rui M B Maciel
OBJECTIVE: Calcitonin and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) doubling times are established prognostic markers in medullary thyroid cancer (MTC). On the other hand, positron emission tomography with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) shows an increased rate of detection with high blood tumor marker levels in several cancers. This study aims to analyze the ability of (18)F-FDG PET/CT to determine prognosis in the followup of patients with MTC. METHODS: Medical records of 17 patients with MTC who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT were analyzed retrospectively...
June 14, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612497/pharmacotherapy-follow-up-role-in-active-malaria-surveillance-in-a-travel-medicine-centre-outside-the-transmission-area-in-brazil
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R S Pedro, P Brasil, A Pina-Costa, C R Machado, L S Damasceno, C T Daniel-Ribeiro, L Guaraldo
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Malaria is a potentially severe disease, widespread in tropical and subtropical areas. Apart from parasite drug resistance, which receives the largest share of attention, several factors directly influence the response to antimalarial treatment such as incorrect doses, adverse drug events, lack of adherence to treatment, drug quality and drug-drug interactions. Pharmacotherapy follow-up can be used to monitor and improve the effectiveness of treatment, prevent drug-related problems and ensure patient safety...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608489/continuous-glucose-monitoring-following-pancreatectomy-with-islet-autotransplantation-in-children
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Deborah A Elder, Jose M Jiminez-Vega, Lindsey N Hornung, Ranjit S Chima, Maisam Abu-El-Haija, Tom K Lin, Joseph J Palermo, Jaimie D Nathan
Aim was to determine whether CGM could accurately monitor blood glucose concentration in the immediate postoperative period following pancreatectomy with IAT in children. CGM was used in nine patients undergoing IAT at our institution between April 2015 and September 2016 (eight total pancreatectomy and one subtotal pancreatectomy). MAD and MARD of CGM values compared to time-matched serum blood glucose were calculated during the first 5 days of ICU admission. Goal range was defined as 70-140 mg/dL and out-of-range was >140 mg/dL or <70 mg/dL...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600023/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-vascular-surgery-review-and-update
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REVIEW
K Bredahl, X M Mestre, R V Coll, Q M Ghulam, H Sillesen, J Eiberg
Accurate imaging methods associated with minimum patient risk are important tools for clinical decision-making in vascular surgery. Today, traditional imaging methods, such as computed tomography angiography, magnetic resonance angiography and digital subtraction angiography are the preferred modalities. Ultrasound has only challenged these methods in assessment of carotid disease, aortic aneurysms, venous insufficiency and thromboembolism and in surveillance of in-situ bypasses. These practice patterns may change with the introduction of second generation ultrasound contrast agents which are easy to use, manageable and safe...
June 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599640/dengue-type-4-in-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-case-characterization-following-its-introduction-in-an-endemic-region
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Manoela Heringer, Thiara Manuele A Souza, Monique da Rocha Q Lima, Priscila Conrado G Nunes, Nieli Rodrigues da C Faria, Fernanda de Bruycker-Nogueira, Thaís Chouin-Carneiro, Rita Maria R Nogueira, Flavia Barreto Dos Santos
BACKGROUND: Due to the populations' susceptibility, DENV-4 introduction in 2010 led to the occurrence of explosive epidemics in the following years in Brazil. In 2011, DENV-4 was identified in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) and it was prevalent in 2012 and 2013. Here, we aimed to characterize clinical, epidemiological and laboratorial aspects of DENV-4 cases after this serotype introduction in an endemic scenario. METHODS: Dengue suspected cases (n = 3727) were received and analyzed from January 2011 to December 2013, during outbreaks occurred in RJ, Brazil...
June 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595575/towards-diagnostic-metagenomics-of-campylobacter-in-fecal-samples
#16
Sandra Christine Andersen, Kristoffer Kiil, Christoffer Bugge Harder, Mathilde Hasseldam Josefsen, Søren Persson, Eva Møller Nielsen, Jeffrey Hoorfar
BACKGROUND: The development of diagnostic metagenomics is driven by the need for universal, culture-independent methods for detection and characterization of pathogens to substitute the time-consuming, organism-specific, and often culture-based laboratory procedures for epidemiological source-tracing. Some of the challenges in diagnostic metagenomics are, that it requires a great next-generation sequencing depth and unautomated data analysis. RESULTS: DNA from human fecal samples spiked with 7...
June 8, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589399/prostate-biopsy-in-active-surveillance-protocols-immediate-re-biopsy-and-timing-of-subsequent-biopsies
#17
REVIEW
Jonathan H Wang, Tracy M Downs, E Jason Abel, Kyle A Richards, David F Jarrard
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This manuscript reviews contemporary literature regarding prostate cancer active surveillance (AS) protocols as well as other tools that may guide the management of biopsy frequency and assess the possibility of progression in low-risk prostate cancer. RECENT FINDINGS: There is no consensus regarding the timing of surveillance biopsies; however, an immediate repeat biopsy within 12 months of diagnosis for patients considering AS confirms patients who have favorable risk disease yet also identifies patients who were undersampled initially...
July 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582382/predictive-model-for-the-development-of-hypertensive-cardiopathy-a-prospective-cohort-study
#18
Alexis Álvarez Aliaga, Julio César González-Aguilera, Liliana Del Rosario Maceo-Gómez, Alexis Suárez-Quesada
INTRODUCTION: Predictive models of cardiovascular conditions are useful tools for risk stratification. The high morbidity and mortality resulting from hypertensive cardiopathy creates a need for the use of tools to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the capacity of a model based on risk factors to predict the development of hypertensive cardiopathy after ten years in patients with a diagnosis of essential arterial hypertension. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was carried out in hypertensive patients cared for at the specialized arterial hypertension physician’s office of the Specialty Policlinic attached to “Carlos Manuel de Céspedes” Hospital, Bayamo Municipality, Granma Province, Cuba, from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2009...
May 9, 2017: Medwave
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579375/assessment-of-thunderstorm-induced-asthma-using-google-trends
#19
Jean Bousquet, Robyn E O'Hehir, Josep M Anto, Genaro D'Amato, Ralf Mösges, Peter W Hellings, Michiel Van Eerd, Aziz Sheikh
An asthma outbreak of hospitalizations and deaths was noticed in Australia (November 2016) and in Kuwait (December 2016). This outbreak was clearly demonstrated using Google Trends (GT), a Web-based surveillance tool of interest in clinical practice.
June 1, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578150/standardizing-the-classification-of-abortion-incidents-the-procedural-abortion-incident-reporting-and-surveillance-pairs-framework
#20
Diana Taylor, Ushma Upadhyay, Mary Fjerstad, Molly Battistelli, Tracy Weitz, Maureen Paul
OBJECTIVES: To develop and validate standardized criteria for assessing abortion-related incidents (adverse events, morbidities, near misses) for first-trimester aspiration abortion procedures and to demonstrate the utility of a standardized framework [the Procedural Abortion Incident Reporting & Surveillance (PAIRS) Framework] for estimating serious abortion-related adverse events. STUDY DESIGN: As part of a California-based study of early aspiration abortion provision conducted between 2007 and 2013, we developed and validated a standardized framework for defining and monitoring first-trimester (≤ 14weeks) aspiration abortion morbidity and adverse events using multiple methods: a literature review, framework criteria testing with empirical data, repeated expert reviews, and data-based revisions to the framework...
May 31, 2017: Contraception
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