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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277045/antibiotic-prescribing-in-relation-to-diagnoses-and-consultation-rates-in-belgium-the-netherlands-and-sweden-use-of-european-quality-indicators
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Mia Tyrstrup, Alike van der Velden, Sven Engstrom, Geert Goderis, Sigvard Molstad, Theo Verheij, Samuel Coenen, Niels Adriaenssens
OBJECTIVE: To assess the quality of antibiotic prescribing in primary care in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden using European disease-specific antibiotic prescribing quality indicators (APQI) and taking into account the threshold to consult and national guidelines. DESIGN: A retrospective observational database study. SETTING: Routine primary health care registration networks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden. SUBJECTS: All consultations for one of seven acute infections [upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), sinusitis, tonsillitis, otitis media, bronchitis, pneumonia and cystitis] and the antibiotic prescriptions in 2012 corresponding to these diagnoses...
March 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259532/sulfated-glycosaminoglycans-in-bladder-tissue-and-urine-of-rats-after-acute-exposure-to-paraoxon-and-cyclophosphamide
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Vladislav E Sobolev, Richard O Jenkins, Nikolay V Goncharov
Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in the urine of Wistar rats, and on the surface of the epithelium and lamina propria of the bladder, were quantitatively assessed before and after acute intoxication with paraoxon or cyclophosphamide. Paraoxon was administered subcutaneously (s.c.) twice with an interval of 1h to a final dose of 275mg/kg; cyclophosphamide was administered intraperitoneally (i.p.) with a single dose of 100mg/kg or to a final dose of 240mg/kg (three times per 80mg/kg every 12h). GAGs on the surface of the epithelium and lamina propria of the urinary bladder of rats were quantitatively determined by Alcian blue dye staining...
March 1, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250336/the-periplasmic-sensing-domain-of-pseudomonas-fluorescens-chemotactic-transducer-of-amino-acids-type-b-ctab-cloning-refolding-purification-crystallization-and-x-ray-crystallographic-analysis
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Abu Iftiaf Md Salah Ud-Din, Anna Roujeinikova
Pseudomonas fluorescens is a plant growth promoting rhizobacterium that provides nutrients for growth and induces systemic resistance against plant diseases. It has been linked with a number of human diseases including nosocomial infections and bacterial cystitis. Chemotactic motility of P. fluorescens towards root exudates plays a crucial role in establishing a symbiotic relationship with host plants. The P. fluorescens chemotactic transducer of amino acids type B (CtaB) mediates chemotaxis towards amino acids...
February 28, 2017: Bioscience Trends
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223680/uncomplicated-cystitis-in-an-adult-male-following-influenza-b-virus-infection
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Robert J Allen, Marios Koutsakos, Aeron C Hurt, Katherine Kedzierska
BACKGROUND Influenza B viruses cause seasonal epidemics of respiratory illness, circulating concurrently with influenza A viruses. However, virological and clinical knowledge of influenza B viruses is less well advanced than for influenza A, and in particular, complications associated with influenza B infection are not as commonly reported. Complications of influenza B infection predominantly include neurological and musculoskeletal pathologies, while a review of the literature shows that bacterial infections associated with influenza B viruses often involve Gram-positive organisms, with a smaller subset featuring Gram-negative species...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160010/the-effect-of-sacral-neuromodulation-on-pregnancy-a-systematic-review
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Amr Mahran, Alex Soriano, Ahmed S Safwat, Adonis Hijaz, Sangeeta T Mahajan, Emanuel C Trabuco, Steven W Siegel, Sherif A El-Nashar
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the effects of sacral neuromodulation (SNM) on pregnancy and the impact of delivery on SNM function. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted through January 2016. We selected studies including women who had SNM and a subsequent pregnancy. RESULTS: Out of 2,316, eight studies were included, comprising 22 patients (26 pregnancies). SNM indications were Fowler's syndrome in 11, urinary retention in 6, fecal incontinence in 1, fecal and urinary urgency in 1, overactive bladder in 1, intractable interstitial cystitis in 1, and myelodysplasia in 1...
February 3, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155015/nitrofurantoin-safety-and-effectiveness-in-treating-acute-uncomplicated-cystitis-auc-in-hospitalized-adults-with-renal-insufficiency-antibiotic-stewardship-implications
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B A Cunha, C B Cunha, B Lam, J Giuga, J Chin, V F Zafonte, S Gerson
Nitrofurantoin remains a key oral antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) option in the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis (AUC) due to multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram negative bacilli (GNB). However, there have been concerns regarding decreased nitrofurantoin efficacy with renal insufficiency. In our experience over the past three decades, nitrofurantoin has been safe and effective in treating AUC in hospitalized adults with renal insufficiency. Accordingly, we retrospectively reviewed our recent experience treating AUC in hospitalized adults with decreased renal function (CrCl < 60 ml/min) with nitrofurantoin...
February 2, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142108/homeopathic-medicine-cantharis-modulates-uropathogenic-e-coli-upec-induced-cystitis-in-susceptible-mice
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Cidéli de Paula Coelho, Priscilla Dias Motta, Mariana Petrillo, Renata de Oliveira Iovine, Luciane Costa Dalboni, Fabiana Rodrigues Santana, Michelle Sanchez Freitas Correia, Renato Corrêa Viana Casarin, Vania Maria Carvalho, Leoni Villano Bonamin
OBJECTIVE: This is a random blinded placebo controlled murine experimental model to study the effects of Cantharis 6 CH, a homeopathic medicine, on E coli-induced cystitis. METHODS: 24 adult susceptible female BALB/c mice were inoculated with E coli - UPEC O4:K-:H5 by a transurethral catheter. Cantharis 6cH or vehicle (placebo) was offered to mice by free access into the drinking water (1:100), during 24 h after infection. Spleen, bladder and kidneys were processed for quantitative histopathology after immunohistochemistry, using anti-CD3, CD79, MIF, NK and VEGF antibodies; the cytokines present in the bladder washing fluid were measured using a LUMINEX-Magpix KIT...
January 28, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127627/-radiation-cystitis-pathophysiology-and-treatment
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S Mühlstädt, N Mohammed, K Weigand, A Schumann, F Kawan, C Göllert, P Fornara
Radiation cystitis (RC) is a common side-effect of radiation to the pelvis. Their clinical appearance as well as their degree of expression is manifold, as are the therapeutic options. However, in the absence of randomized examinations, recommendations are difficult. We differentiate between oral, systemic therapies, intravesical instillations and interventions as well as interventional, radiological and, as an ultima ratio, surgical treatments. This article provides an overview of the different treatment options with particular emphasis on the conservative-interventional therapy options...
January 26, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121342/clinical-applications-of-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-severe-aplastic-anemia
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P Zhang, K Feng, Y Xue, C-X Zhang, Y Wang, X-L Li
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of haploidentical allogeneic hemopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) in severe aplastic anemia (SAA) and prophylaxis of complications involved. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 8 patients with clinically diagnosed SAA (5 cases of SAA-I and 3 cases of SAA-II) were recruited, with the parents as the donors of hemopoietic stem cells. The conditioning regimen before HSCT included cyclophosphamide, fludarabine, pig anti-human lymphocyte immune globulin (p-ALG) and/or total body irradiation (TBI)...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115961/encrusted-cystitis-after-definitive-radiotherapy-for-cervical-cancer-a-case-report
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Elisabetta Perrucci, Valentina Lancellotta, Maika di Benedetto, Isabella Palumbo, Fabio Matrone, Marino Chiodi, Riccardo Lombi, Marta Marcantonini, Cristina Mariucci, Cynthia Aristei
PURPOSE: Encrusted cystitis is a rare chronic inflammatory disease characterized by calcified plaques of the bladder, previously altered by varies conditions as urological procedures, caused by urea-splitting bacteria. Only one case has been reported on encrusted cystitis occurring after surgery and radiation therapy for a pelvic neoplasm. We report on encrusted cystitis occurred after definitive radiotherapy for bulky uterine cervix cancer, and examine the doses to the bladder wall and the procedure of radiation treatment performed as a possible cause of the onset of the disease...
December 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105664/visceral-and-somatic-pain-modalities-reveal-nav-1-7-independent-visceral-nociceptive-pathways
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James R F Hockley, Rafael González-Cano, Sheridan McMurray, Miguel A Tejada-Giraldez, Cian McGuire, Antonio Torres, Anna L Wilbrey, Vincent Cibert-Goton, Francisco R Nieto, Thomas Pitcher, Charles H Knowles, José Manuel Baeyens, John N Wood, Wendy J Winchester, David C Bulmer, Cruz Miguel Cendán, Gordon McMurray
Voltage-gated sodium channel NaV 1.7 is required for acute and inflammatory pain in mice and humans but its significance for visceral pain is unknown. Here we examine the role of NaV 1.7 in visceral pain processing and the development of referred hyperalgesia using a conditional nociceptor-specific NaV 1.7 knockout mouse (NaV 1.7(Nav1.8) ) and selective small-molecule NaV 1.7 antagonist PF-5198007. NaV 1.7(Nav1.8) mice showed normal nociceptive behaviours to intracolonic application of either capsaicin or mustard oil, stimuli known to evoke sustained nociceptor activity and sensitization following tissue damage, respectively...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096911/depression-and-catastrophizing-predict-suicidal-ideation-in-tertiary-care-patients-with-interstitial-cystitis-bladder-pain-syndrome
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Dean A Tripp, J Curtis Nickel, Adrijana Krsmanovic, Michel Pontari, Robert Moldwin, Robert Mayer, Lesley K Carr, Claire C Yang, Jorgen Nordling
INTRODUCTION: We sought to evaluate psychosocial factors as predictors of suicidal ideation (SI) in a tertiary care outpatient sample of women suffering from interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). METHODS: The patients are women managed at tertiary care centres (n=190). Controls were recruited from the community (n=117). Both groups completed questionnaires on demographics, pain (McGill Pain Questionnaire), IC/BPS symptoms, and psychological variables...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093307/the-impact-of-baseline-functional-bladder-capacity-on-short-term-neuromodulation-outcomes
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Kim A Killinger, Priyanka Gupta, Jason P Gilleran, Jamie Bartley, Michael Ehlert, Judith A Boura, Kenneth M Peters
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of functional bladder capacity (FBC) on clinical outcomes after a staged neuromodulation procedure. METHODS: Adults in our prospective neuromodulation database were evaluated. Data were collected from medical records, voiding diaries (FBC defined as average volume per void), Interstitial Cystitis Symptom/Problem Indices (ICSI-PI), Overactive Bladder Questionnaires (OAB-q), and Global Response Assessments over 3 months. Descriptive statistics, Pearson's Chi-square tests, Wilcoxon rank sum tests, logistic regression, repeated measures analyses and Spearman Correlation Coefficients were performed...
January 13, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052786/preferential-use-of-nitrofurantoin-over-fluoroquinolones-for-acute-uncomplicated-cystitis-and-outpatient-escherichia-coli-resistance-in-an-integrated-healthcare-system
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Rebecca L Pedela, Katherine C Shihadeh, Bryan C Knepper, Michelle K Haas, William J Burman, Timothy C Jenkins
OBJECTIVES To evaluate changes in outpatient fluoroquinolone (FQ) and nitrofurantoin (NFT) use and resistance among E. coli isolates after a change in institutional guidance to use NFT over FQs for acute uncomplicated cystitis. DESIGN Retrospective preintervention-postintervention study. SETTING Urban, integrated healthcare system. PATIENTS Adult outpatients treated for acute cystitis. METHODS We compared 2 time periods: January 2003-June 2007 when FQs were recommended as first-line therapy, and July 2007-December 2012, when NFT was recommended...
April 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048092/su-g-iep1-10-permeability-evaluation-of-interstitial-cystitis-by-dce-mri-of-the-bladder
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D Wu, J Vo, J North, R Towner, R Hurst
PURPOSE: Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic and painful condition that can lead to bladder pain syndrome (BPS) in women. IC and BPS have been known to manifest after physiological changes after giving birth. In this project, we pioneered and advanced a new clinical utility using DCE-MRI to assess bladder permeability. At first IC/BPS perfusion methods were with ratio signal evaluation, we now incorporate pharmacokinetics techniques to allow for further assessment. METHODS: In this pilot study, female patients and volunteers (IC=4, Control=3) underwent imaging with a clinical GE 3T 750W MRI system...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043762/the-comeback-of-trimethoprim-in-france
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F Caron, V Wehrle, M Etienne
Already used in various countries, trimethoprim (TMP) was withdrawn from the French market in 1990, but should be soon available again. This article reviews the experience of TMP use around the world and its current use in Europe. Label use and guidelines only recommend the use of TMP for the treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). Compared with co-trimoxazole (Co-T), a combination of TMP and sulfamethoxazole (SMX), TMP has (a) a similar resistance rate among Escherichia coli strains (estimated between 10 and 20% in uncomplicated cystitis), (b) a similar clinical efficacy for cystitis prevention and treatment, (c) a lower toxicity (as severe toxicity adverse effects of Co-T come from its sulfonamide component), (d) limited data for the treatment of pyelonephritis and male UTIs, and (e) an important impact on the microbiota...
December 30, 2016: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031194/azithromycin-ciprofloxacin-impregnated-urinary-catheters-avert-bacterial-colonization-biofilm-formation-and-inflammation-in-a-murine-model-of-foreign-body-associated-urinary-tract-infections-caused-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#17
Hina Saini, Anitha Vadekeetil, Sanjay Chhibber, Kusum Harjai
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a multifaceted pathogen causing a variety of biofilm-mediated infections, including catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). The high prevalence of CAUTIs in hospitals, their clinical manifestations, such as urethritis, cystitis, pyelonephritis, meningitis, urosepsis, and death, and the associated economic challenges underscore the need for management of these infections. Biomaterial modification of urinary catheters with two drugs seems an interesting approach to combat CAUTIs by inhibiting biofilm...
March 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992393/manipulating-the-extracellular-matrix-an-animal-model-of-the-bladder-pain-syndrome
#18
Ifeoma Offiah, Athanasios Didangelos, Barry A OʼReilly, Stephen B McMahon
Bladder pain syndrome (BPS) is associated with breakdown of the protective uroepithelial barrier of the urinary bladder allowing urinary constituents access to bladder sensory neurons. Although there are several animal models of cystitis, none specifically relates to BPS. Here, we aimed to create such a model using enzymatic digestion of the barrier proteoglycans (PGs) in the rat. Twenty female Wistar rats were anaesthetized and transurethrally catheterized. Ten animals were treated with 0.25IU of intravesical chondroitinase ABC and heparanase III to digest chondroitin sulphate and heparin sulphate PGs, respectively...
January 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930554/pulsed-radiofrequency-treatment-of-the-superior-hypogastric-plexus-in-an-interstitial-cystitis-patient-with-chronic-pain-and-symptoms-refractory-to-oral-and-intravesical-medications-and-bladder-hydrodistension-a-case-report
#19
Jong Hae Kim, Eugene Kim, Bong Il Kim
RATIONALE: A variety of therapeutic modalities are available for the treatment of interstitial cystitis. However, among them, the less invasive therapies are usually ineffective, whereas the invasive ones carry potential risks of serious side effects and complications. Pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment of the superior hypogastric plexus may be an alternative to conventional treatments, as it provides nondestructive neuromodulation to the superior hypogastric plexus, which transmits the majority of pain signals from the pelvic viscera...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855473/-tobacco-use-and-utilization-of-medical-services-in-adolescence-an-analysis-of-the-kiggs-data
#20
A M Fassmer, A Luque Ramos, C Boiselle, S Dreger, S Helmer, H Zeeb
Objective: In Germany, there is a lack of information on the correlation between tobacco use by adolescents and their utilization of medical care. The aim of this article is to identify possible early consequences of adolescent smoking. Methods: We conducted a re-analysis of cross-sectional data of the baseline wave (2003-2006) of the German Health Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS). To examine the association between current smoking status and utilization of medical care during the 12 months before the interview, prevalence of selected diseases was calculated, and stratified by smoking status...
November 17, 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
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