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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640870/dominance-of-community-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-clones-in-a-maternity-hospital
#1
Edet E Udo, Noura Al-Sweih
BACKGROUND: Methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major pathogen causing healthcare- and community- acquired infections. The purpose of this study was to characterize MRSA isolated at the Maternity Hospital between 2006 and 2011 for their genetic relatedness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MRSA isolates were investigated using a combination of antibiogram, Staphylococcal chromosome cassette mec (SCCmec) and spa typing to determine their relatedness to MRSA isolated in other Kuwait hospitals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636634/cardiomyopathy-development-protection-after-myocardial-infarction-in-rats-successful-competition-for-major-dihydropyridines-common-metabolite-against-captopril
#2
Katarzyna A Mitręga, Adrianna M Spałek, Jerzy Nożyński, Maurycy Porc, Magdalena Stankiewicz, Tadeusz F Krzemiński
During the last 25 years angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors spectacularly conquered the field of cardiovascular diseases therapy. Nevertheless, lack of new studies concerning side effects associated with their chronic administration seems to be rather confusing. In our previous research, we proved that the main furnidipines' metabolite (M-2) possess multiple cardioprotective actions. Currently, we compared effects of post-infarction long-term oral treatment with M-2 and captopril on hemodynamic parameters and "ischemic cardiomyopathy" development in rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632339/polymorphisms-of-human-leukocyte-antigen-b-27-on-clinical-phenotype-of-spondyloarthritis-in-chinese
#3
Hai-Jun Ma, Qing-Feng Yin, Yun Liu, Yin Wu, Tie-Chui Zhu, Ming-Hao Guo
BACKGROUND: In recent years, an ever-increasing number of alleles of human leukocyte antigen B*27 (HLA-B*27) have been identified. This study aimed to establish an updated method for HLA-B*27 subtyping, and to investigate the impact of HLA-B*27 polymorphisms on the clinical phenotype of spondyloarthritis (SpA). METHODS: Overall, 184 SpA patients were recruited for analyzing diversity of HLA-B*27 via an updated high-resolution polymerase chain reaction amplification with sequence specific primers (PCR-SSP)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630688/prevalence-of-antimicrobial-resistant-pathogens-from-blood-cultures-results-from-a-laboratory-based-nationwide-surveillance-in-ghana
#4
Japheth Awuletey Opintan, Mercy Jemima Newman
BACKGROUND: Blood stream infections (BSI) are critical medical conditions with high morbidity and mortality. There is paucity of information on BSI from surveillance studies in Ghana. AIM: This study sought to demonstrate how useful BSI data can be gleaned from population-based surveillance, especially from resource-limited settings. METHODS: Data from a nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial drug resistance (AMR) in Ghana were extracted and analyzed...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629905/2017-american-college-of-rheumatology-american-association-of-hip-and-knee-surgeons-guideline-for-the-perioperative-management-of-antirheumatic-medication-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-undergoing-elective-total-hip-or-total-knee-arthroplasty
#5
Susan M Goodman, Bryan Springer, Gordon Guyatt, Matthew P Abdel, Vinod Dasa, Michael George, Ora Gewurz-Singer, Jon T Giles, Beverly Johnson, Steve Lee, Lisa A Mandl, Michael A Mont, Peter Sculco, Scott Sporer, Louis Stryker, Marat Turgunbaev, Barry Brause, Antonia F Chen, Jeremy Gililland, Mark Goodman, Arlene Hurley-Rosenblatt, Kyriakos Kirou, Elena Losina, Ronald MacKenzie, Kaleb Michaud, Ted Mikuls, Linda Russell, Alexander Sah, Amy S Miller, Jasvinder A Singh, Adolph Yates
OBJECTIVE: This collaboration between the American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons developed an evidence-based guideline for the perioperative management of antirheumatic drug therapy for adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA) including ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) undergoing elective total hip (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628347/preventive-treatment-with-atorvastatin-ameliorates-endothelial-dysfunction-of-small-pulmonary-arteries-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-hypertensive-rats
#6
Zhihong Lin, Zhi Jiang, Xiaodong Huang, Xiaoqi Cai, Huajun Wang, Liangdi Xie
This study examined the effects of preventive atorvastatin (Ator) treatment on vasodilatation of small pulmonary arteries (SPAs) in monocrotaline (MCT)-induced pulmonary hypertensive rats. SD rats were randomly assigned to: normal control (Ctr), pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), PAH treated with 5 mg/kg/d Ator (LAtor), or 10 mg/kg/d Ator (HAtor). PAH was induced by MCT injection (40 mg/kg, i.p.). Mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP), right ventricular hypertrophy index (RVHI%), endothelium-dependent relaxations (EDdRs), and endothelium-independent relaxations (EDiRs) were determined...
June 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625073/the-impact-of-structured-self-monitoring-of-blood-glucose-combined-with-intensive-education-on-hba1c-levels-hospitalizations-and-quality-of-life-parameters-in-insulin-treated-patients-with-diabetes-at-primary-care-in-serbia
#7
Nebojša M Lalić, Katarina Lalić, Aleksandra Jotić, Dejan Stanojević, Dragana Živojinović, Andrija Janićijević, Christopher Parkin
BACKGROUND: We assessed the effect of structured self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG), in combination with intensive education, on metabolic control, SMBG frequency, hospitalizations, cardiovascular risk factors, and quality-of-life parameters in patients with insulin-treated diabetes in primary health care settings in Serbia. METHODS: This 6-month, observational, noninterventional study, followed 346 insulin-treated diabetes patients (type 1 diabetes [T1D], n = 57; type 2 diabetes [T2D], n = 289) from 28 primary care centers...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622861/antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-genotyping-of-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-collected-between-1986-and-2015-from-ovine-mastitis
#8
Elisa Azara, Maria Giovanna Piras, Antonio Parisi, Sebastiana Tola
In this research, 330 Staphylococcus aureus isolates, collected in Sardinia (Italy) in the period 1986-2015 from clinical ovine mastitis and used for the preparation of inactivated autogenous vaccines, were analyzed. Susceptibility to 12 antimicrobial agents was tested by disk diffusion, according to CLSI recommendations. Resistance genes were detected by PCR assays. The most of isolates (85.2%) were susceptible to all antimicrobials tested, suggesting that did not exist change of resistance over time. Two isolates were multidrug-resistant (MDR), one of them (isolate 1496) showed resistance to seven antibiotics including oxacillin and erythromycin...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620948/2017-american-college-of-rheumatology-american-association-of-hip-and-knee-surgeons-guideline-for-the-perioperative-management-of-antirheumatic-medication-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-undergoing-elective-total-hip-or-total-knee-arthroplasty
#9
Susan M Goodman, Bryan Springer, Gordon Guyatt, Matthew P Abdel, Vinod Dasa, Michael George, Ora Gewurz-Singer, Jon T Giles, Beverly Johnson, Steve Lee, Lisa A Mandl, Michael A Mont, Peter Sculco, Scott Sporer, Louis Stryker, Marat Turgunbaev, Barry Brause, Antonia F Chen, Jeremy Gililland, Mark Goodman, Arlene Hurley-Rosenblatt, Kyriakos Kirou, Elena Losina, Ronald MacKenzie, Kaleb Michaud, Ted Mikuls, Linda Russell, Alexander Sah, Amy S Miller, Jasvinder A Singh, Adolph Yates
OBJECTIVE: This collaboration between the American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons developed an evidence-based guideline for the perioperative management of antirheumatic drug therapy for adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA) including ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) undergoing elective total hip (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620917/2017-american-college-of-rheumatology-american-association-of-hip-and-knee-surgeons-guideline-for-the-perioperative-management-of-antirheumatic-medication-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-undergoing-elective-total-hip-or-total-knee-arthroplasty
#10
Susan M Goodman, Bryan Springer, Gordon Guyatt, Matthew P Abdel, Vinod Dasa, Michael George, Ora Gewurz-Singer, Jon T Giles, Beverly Johnson, Steve Lee, Lisa A Mandl, Michael A Mont, Peter Sculco, Scott Sporer, Louis Stryker, Marat Turgunbaev, Barry Brause, Antonia F Chen, Jeremy Gililland, Mark Goodman, Arlene Hurley-Rosenblatt, Kyriakos Kirou, Elena Losina, Ronald MacKenzie, Kaleb Michaud, Ted Mikuls, Linda Russell, Alexander Sah, Amy S Miller, Jasvinder A Singh, Adolph Yates
OBJECTIVE: This collaboration between the American College of Rheumatology and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons developed an evidence-based guideline for the perioperative management of antirheumatic drug therapy for adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA) including ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) undergoing elective total hip (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618972/techniques-and-modifications-for-tmj-arthrocentesis-a-literature-review
#11
Mehmet Fatih Şentürk, Tayfun Yazıcı, Uğur Gülşen
OBJECTIVES: To discuss advantages and disadvantages of TMJ arthrocentesis techniques, identifying modifications as reported in the literature. METHODS: A PubMed web-based search was carried out, using the terms TMJ and arthrocentesis, to determine the scope of coverage in well-documented articles in English. RESULTS: Among 237 articles, 12 distinct techniques were described for TMJ arthrocentesis in 12 articles. Among 12 techniques, 5 were classified as double puncture arthrocentesis (DPA) and 7 as single puncture arthrocentesis (SPA)...
June 15, 2017: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617285/assessment-of-the-technological-reliability-of-a-hybrid-constructed-wetland-for-wastewater-treatment-in-a-mountain-eco-tourist-farm-in-poland
#12
Andrzej Jucherski, Maria Nastawny, Andrzej Walczowski, Krzysztof Jóźwiakowski, Magdalena Gajewska
The aim of the present study was to assess the technological reliability of a domestic hybrid wastewater treatment installation consisting of a classic three-chambered (volume 6 m(3)) septic tank, a vertical flow trickling bed filled with granules of a calcinated clay material (KERAMZYT), a special wetland bed constructed on a slope, and a permeable pond used as a receiver. The test treatment plant was located at a mountain eco-tourist farm on the periphery of the spa municipality of Krynica-Zdrój, Poland...
June 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614209/newly-described-entities-in-salivary-gland-pathology
#13
Alena Skálová, Douglas R Gnepp, James S Lewis, Jennifer L Hunt, Justin A Bishop, Henrik Hellquist, Alessandra Rinaldo, Vincent Vander Poorten, Alfio Ferlito
Salivary glands may give rise to a wide spectrum of different tumors. This review concentrates on 4 salivary gland tumors that have been accepted in the recent literature as new neoplastic entities: mammary analog secretory carcinoma, cribriform adenocarcinoma of minor salivary glands (CASG), sclerosing polycystic adenosis/adenoma (SPA), and the mucinous/secretory variant of myoepithelioma. Mammary analog secretory carcinoma is a distinctive low-grade malignant salivary cancer that harbors a characteristic chromosomal translocation, t(12;15) (p13;q25), resulting in an ETV6-NTRK3 fusion...
June 13, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613429/hydrogen-bonded-open-framework-with-pyridyl-decorated-channels-straightforward-preparation-and-insight-into-its-affinity-for-acidic-molecules-in-solution
#14
Georges Mouchaham, Nans Roques, Walid Khodja, Carine Duhayon, Yannick Coppel, Stéphane Brandès, Tamás Fodor, Michel Meyer, Jean-Pascal Sutter
An hydrogen-bonded open framework with pores decorated by pyridyl groups has been constructed following an off-charge-stoichiometry assemblage of protonated tetrakis(4-pyridyl-oxymethyl)methane and [Al(oxalate)3]3-, respectively the H-bond donor and acceptor of the ionic H-bond interactions. This supramolecular porous architecture (SPA-2) possesses 1 nm-large pores interconnected in 3D with high solvent accessible void (53%). It demonstrated remarkable affinity for acidic organic molecules in solution, which was investigated by the means of various carboxylic acids including larger drug molecules...
June 14, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612240/clinical-characteristics-of-peripheral-spondyloarthritis-without-psoriasis-inflammatory-enteropathy-or-preceding-infection-from-a-single-rheumatology-clinic-in-northern-india
#15
Anand Narayan Malaviya, Neha Agrawal, Nilesh Sahebrao Patil
The objective of this study was to characterise the peripheral arthritis of spondyloarthritis (pSpA) excluding psoriatic-, inflammatory enteropathy-related, post-infectious reactive-SpA and arthritis associated with axial SpA/ankylosing spondylitis (axSpA/AS). Patients presenting with the clinical features of the broad spectrum of SpA were screened for the presence of peripheral arthritis using the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) criteria. The other conditions that could cause pSpA, e...
June 13, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610560/prevalence-and-molecular-characteristics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-including-methicillin-resistant-strains-isolated-from-bulk-can-milk-and-raw-milk-products-in-pastoral-communities-of-south-west-uganda
#16
Benon B Asiimwe, Rossella Baldan, Alberto Trovato, Daniela M Cirillo
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus strains are now regarded as zoonotic agents. In pastoral settings where human-animal interaction is intimate, multi-drug resistant microorganisms have become an emerging zoonotic issue of public health concern. The study of S. aureus prevalence, antimicrobial resistance and clonal lineages in humans, animals and food in African settings has great relevance, taking into consideration the high diversity of ethnicities, cultures and food habits that determine the lifestyle of the people...
June 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606969/faecal-microbiota-study-reveals-specific-dysbiosis-in-spondyloarthritis
#17
Maxime Breban, Julien Tap, Ariane Leboime, Roula Said-Nahal, Philippe Langella, Gilles Chiocchia, Jean-Pierre Furet, Harry Sokol
OBJECTIVE: Altered microbiota composition or dysbiosis is suspected to be implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory diseases, such as spondyloarthritis (SpA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing was performed on faecal DNA isolated from stool samples in two consecutive cross-sectional cohorts, each comprising three groups of adult volunteers: SpA, RA and healthy controls (HCs). In the second study, HCs comprised a majority of aged-matched siblings of patients with known HLA-B27 status...
June 12, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601565/gait-analysis-of-young-male-patients-diagnosed-with-primary-bladder-neck-obstruction
#18
Matteo Zago, Tommaso Ciro Camerota, Stefano Pisu, Daniela Ciprandi, Chiarella Sforza
Primary bladder neck obstruction (PBNO) represents an inappropriate or inadequate relaxation of the bladder neck during micturition. Based on the observation of an increased rate of postural imbalances in male patients with PBNO, we hypothesized a possible role of an unbalanced biomechanics of the pelvis on urethral sphincters activity. Our aim was to identify kinematic imbalances, usually disregarded in PBNO patients, and which could eventually be involved in the etiopathogenesis of the disease. Seven male adult patients (39...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601054/association-of-serum-levels-of-pentraxin-3-m-ficolin-and-surfactant-protein-a-with-the-severity-of-ischemic-stroke
#19
Ebrahim Kouchaki, Atousa Babamohammadi, Hassan Nikoueinejad, Mojtaba Sehat
Stroke is one of the most leading causes of death and disability in the world. Complement system activation contributes to pathogenesis and neuronal damage following stroke. There are no defined biological serum markers to determine the severity of stroke in acute phases. The purpose of current study was to determine the association of three complement activators, namely Pentraxin-3 (PTX3),M-ficolin, and Surfactant protein A (SPA) with the severity of ischemic stroke. This cross-sectional study was done on 82 patients diagnosed with ischemic stroke at 24-96 hours of initiation of the clinical symptoms during 2014-2015...
April 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600770/real-time-pcr-to-identify-staphylococci-and-assay-for-virulence-from-blood
#20
Charles E Okolie
The genus Staphylococcus includes pathogenic and non-pathogenic facultative anaerobes. Due to the plethora of virulence factors encoded in its genome, the species Staphylococcus aureus is known to be the most pathogenic. S. aureus strains harboring genes encoding virulence and antibiotic resistance are of public health importance. In clinical samples, however, pathogenic S. aureus is often mixed with putatively less pathogenic coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), both of which can harbor mecA, the genetic driver for staphylococcal methicillin-resistance...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
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