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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749326/pneumococcal-neuraminidase-activates-tgf-%C3%AE-signalling
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Nina Gratz, Lip Nam Loh, Beth Mann, Geli Gao, Robert Carter, Jason Rosch, Elaine I Tuomanen
Neuraminidase A (NanA) is an important virulence factor that is anchored to the pneumococcal cell wall and cleaves sialic acid on host substrates. We noted that a secreted allele of NanA was over-represented in invasive pneumococcal isolates and promoted the development of meningitis when swapped into the genome of non-meningitis isolates replacing cell wall-anchored NanA. Both forms of recombinant NanA directly activated transforming growth factor (TGF)-β, increased SMAD signalling and promoted loss of endothelial tight junction ZO-1...
July 28, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746264/trends-in-otitis-media-and-myringotomy-with-tube-placement-among-american-indian-and-alaska-native-children-and-the-u-s-general-population-of-children-after-introduction-of-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine
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Rosalyn Singleton, Sara Seeman, Margaret Grinnell, Lisa Bulkow, John Kokesh, Susan Emmett, Stephen Holve, Jeffrey McCollum, Thomas Hennessy
BACKGROUND: American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) children have experienced higher otitis media (OM) outpatient visit rates than other United States (US) children. To understand recent trends, we evaluated AI/AN OM rates before and after 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction. METHODS: We analyzed outpatient visits listing OM as a diagnosis among AI/AN children <5 years of age from the Indian Health Service National Patient Information Reporting System for 2010-2013...
July 19, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745918/a-systematic-review-about-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotype-distribution-in-children-in-mainland-of-china-before-the-pcv13-was-licensed
#3
Shuang Lyu, Hui-Li Hu, Yong-Hong Yang, Kai-Hu Yao
Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) is a major pathogen of infectious diseases in children. Surveillance of the distribution of pneumococcus serotypes is important for immunization strategies of pneumococcal polysaccharide conjugate vaccines (PCVs). Areas covered: This article is a systematic review of studies conducted from 2006 to 2016 that document serotypes of S. pneumoniae isolated from children less than 14 years old in the mainland of China. A total of 40 studies were included in this review. Serotypes 19F, 19A, 23F, 14 and 6B were the most common...
July 26, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744663/serotypes-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-egyptian-children-are-they-covered-by-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccines
#4
M Badawy, A El Kholy, M M Sherif, E A Rahman, E Ashour, H Sherif, H E Mahmoud, M Hamdy
In Egypt, pneumococcal vaccines have not yet been introduced as being compulsory. Identification of the circulating serotypes in Egypt is mandatory to determine whether or not the pneumococcal vaccines will be beneficial. The current study aims to identify the serotypes, vaccine coverage, and antimicrobial resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae colonizing the nasopharynx of Egyptian children younger than 5 years old. The study was conducted in two successive winter seasons (December 2012-February 2013 and December 2013-February 2014)...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743545/maternal-pneumococcal-nasopharyngeal-carriage-and-risk-factors-for-neonatal-carriage-following-the-introduction-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccines-in-the-gambia
#5
Effua Usuf, Abdoulie Bojang, Bully Camara, Isatou Jagne, Claire Oluwalana, Christian Bottomley, Umberto D'Alessandro, Anna Roca
OBJECTIVES: Pneumococcal nasopharyngeal carriage occurs early in life. However, the role of vertical transmission is not well understood. The aims of the study are to describe carriage among mothers and their newborns, and assess for risk factors for neonatal carriage. METHODS: In a nested retrospective cohort study, we analysed data from the control arm of a randomized control trial conducted in The Gambia two to three years after PCV13 introduction. Nasopharyngeal swabs were collected from 374 women and their newborns on the day of delivery, and 3, 6, 14 and 28 days later...
July 22, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742023/genome-wide-identification-of-lineage-and-locus-specific-variation-associated-with-pneumococcal-carriage-duration
#6
John A Lees, Nicholas J Croucher, David Goldblatt, François Nosten, Julian Parkhill, Claudia Turner, Paul Turner, Stephen D Bentley
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading cause of invasive disease in infants, especially in low-income settings. Asymptomatic carriage in the nasopharynx is a prerequisite for disease, but variability in its duration is currently only understood at the serotype level. Here we developed a model to calculate the duration of carriage episodes from longitudinal swab data, and combined these results with whole genome sequence data. We estimated that pneumococcal genomic variation accounted for 63% of the phenotype variation, whereas the host traits considered here (age and previous carriage) accounted for less than 5%...
July 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740377/mathematical-modeling-of-postcoinfection-with-influenza-a-virus-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-with-implications-for-pneumonia-and-copd-risk-assessment
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Yi-Hsien Cheng, Shu-Han You, Yi-Jun Lin, Szu-Chieh Chen, Wei-Yu Chen, Wei-Chun Chou, Nan-Hung Hsieh, Chung-Min Liao
BACKGROUND: The interaction between influenza and pneumococcus is important for understanding how coinfection may exacerbate pneumonia. Secondary pneumococcal pneumonia associated with influenza infection is more likely to increase respiratory morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to assess exacerbated inflammatory effects posed by secondary pneumococcal pneumonia, given prior influenza infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A well-derived mathematical within-host dynamic model of coinfection with influenza A virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) integrated with dose-response relationships composed of previously published mouse experimental data and clinical studies was implemented to study potentially exacerbated inflammatory responses in pneumonia based on a probabilistic approach...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739116/pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-induced-igg-and-nasopharyngeal-carriage-of-pneumococci-hyporesponsiveness-and-immune-correlates-of-protection-for-carriage
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John Ojal, Laura L Hammitt, John Gaitho, J Anthony G Scott, David Goldblatt
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have demonstrated hyporesponsiveness to pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) when administered in the presence of homologous carriage. This may be substantially more important in Africa where carriage prevalence is high. Deriving a correlate of protection (CoP) for carriage is important in guiding the future use of extended PCVs as population control of pneumococcal disease by vaccination is now focused principally on its indirect effect. We therefore explored the complex relationship between existing carriage and vaccine responsiveness, and between serum IgG levels and risk of acquisition...
June 19, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738889/influence-of-the-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccines-on-the-temporal-variation-of-pneumococcal-carriage-and-the-nasal-microbiota-in-healthy-infants-a-longitudinal-analysis-of-a-case-control-study
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Moana Mika, Josua Maurer, Insa Korten, Aurélie Allemann, Suzanne Aebi, Silvio D Brugger, Weihong Qi, Urs Frey, Philipp Latzin, Markus Hilty
BACKGROUND: Bacterial colonization of the upper airways is a prerequisite for subsequent invasive disease. With the introduction of the 7- and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV7 and PCV13), changes in pneumococcal upper airway colonization have been described. It is, however, less evident whether the vaccines lead to compositional changes of the upper airway microbiota. Here, we performed a case-control study using samples from a longitudinal infant cohort from Switzerland...
July 24, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738364/risk-factors-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
#10
Jordi Almirall, Mateu Serra-Prat, Ignasi Bolíbar, Valentina Balasso
We performed a systematic review of the literature to establish conclusive evidence of risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Observational studies (cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort studies) the primary outcome of which was to assess risk factors for CAP in both hospitalized and ambulatory adult patients with radiologically confirmed pneumonia were selected. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale specific for cohort and case-control designs was used for quality assessment. Twenty-nine studies (20 case-control, 8 cohort, and 1 cross-sectional) were selected, with 44...
July 25, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737858/the-effects-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-pcv7-and-pcv13-on-turkish-children-with-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-a-single-center-experience
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Halil Özdemir, Caner Yıldız, Selin Nar Ötgün, Hatice Erkol, Adem Karbuz, Bilge Aldemir Kocabaş, Tuğçe Tural Kara, Ayşegül Gözalan, Rıza Durmaz, Ergin Çiftçi, Derya Aysev, Erdal İnce
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this prospective single-center study was to determine the changings in incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD), serotype distribution and the antimicrobial resistance patterns of S. pneumoniae in children with IPD after the period (1 to 7 years) of vaccination with PCV7 (2008) and PCV13 (2011). POPULATION AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 39 Turkish children with IPD between ages 1 month and 18 years in Ankara, Turkey. Streptococcus pneumoniae was identified using standard laboratory procedures from blood, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), pleural fluid, and other sterile body fluids and tissues...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737627/direct-and-indirect-effectiveness-of-the-ten-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-against-carriage-in-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Arto A Palmu, Maija Toropainen, Tarja Kaijalainen, Lotta Siira, Mika Lahdenkari, Heta Nieminen, Ritva K Syrjänen, Terhi M Kilpi, Jukka Jokinen
Finnish Invasive Pneumococcal disease (FinIP) vaccine trial was designed to evaluate effectiveness of ten-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV10, GSK). We conducted two satellite studies to evaluate PHiD-CV10 effectiveness against pneumococcal carriage in FinIP-vaccinated children (long-term direct and indirect effectiveness combined) and in their unvaccinated siblings (indirect effectiveness within the family).FinIP was a cluster-randomized trial, where >47000 children <19 months of age were recruited 2009-2010...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737622/changes-in-the-nature-and-severity-of-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-in-children-before-and-after-the-7-valent-and-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-programs-in-calgary-canada
#13
Leah J Ricketson, Nicholas G Conradi, Otto G Vanderkooi, James D Kellner
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) incidence has decreased in children and the predominant serotypes causing disease have changed. This study describes changes in the clinical features of IPD in children (<18 years) before and after conjugate vaccine introduction. METHODS: The Calgary Area Streptococcus pneumoniae Epidemiology Research (CASPER) study collects information on all IPD cases in Calgary, Alberta, Canada...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736993/molecular-characterization-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-particularly-serotype19a-st320-that-emerged-in-krasnoyarsk-russia
#14
Irina N Protasova, Tsai-Wen Wan, Natalya V Bakhareva, Wei-Chun Hung, Wataru Higuchi, Yasuhisa Iwao, Tatyana A Yelistratova, Natalya A Ilyenkova, Yelena S Sokolovskaya, Galina P Martynova, Ivan V Reva, Galina V Reva, Sergey V Sidorenko, Lee-Jene Teng, Olga V Peryanova, Alla B Salmina, Tatsuo Yamamoto
Streptococcus pneumoniae, a common human pathogen, colonizes the nasopharynx and causes diseases including acute otitis media (AOM). We herein report pneumococcal serotype distributions in children before and after PCV7 vaccination and in patients with pneumococcal disease in Siberian Russia (Krasnoyarsk). Analyses included antimicrobial susceptibility testing, ST typing, a pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis, virulence-related surface protein gene (VSG) typing with novel primers, and a structural analysis by scanning electron microscopy...
July 23, 2017: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736201/text-message-reminders-for-vaccination-of-adolescents-with-chronic-medical-conditions-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#15
Annika M Hofstetter, Angela Barrett, Stewin Camargo, Susan L Rosenthal, Melissa S Stockwell
BACKGROUND: Many adolescents with chronic medical conditions (CMCs) are at risk of vaccine-preventable infection, yet are frequently under-vaccinated. Text message reminders, particularly those with embedded educational information, have been shown to increase general pediatric vaccination. Their use has not been studied specifically among adolescents with CMCs. METHODS: Eligible parents of adolescents with CMCs receiving care at one of 4 academically-affiliated pediatric clinics and requiring human papillomavirus (first dose), influenza, and/or pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines were randomized in 4 consecutive cohorts to receive text message vaccine reminders with or without embedded educational information ("educational" vs...
July 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736198/characterization-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-invasive-serotype-19a-isolates-from-argentina-1993-2014
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Paula Gagetti, Diego Faccone, Vanesa Reijtman, Sofia Fossati, Marisa Rodriguez, Omar Veliz, Paola Ceriana, Mabel Regueira, Alejandra Corso
The aim of this study was to characterize Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A isolates causing invasive pneumococcal disease in children, collected in Argentina between 1993 and 2014. A total of 176 isolates serotype 19A were analyzed. There was an increase in the proportion of serotype 19A isolates from 3% in 1993 to 6% in 2011, prior to the introduction of PCV13 in 2012, and from 2012 to 2014 its proportion gradually decreased. Penicillin resistance among serotype 19A isolates throughout the study period was 65...
July 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736074/a-novel-genetic-variant-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotype-11a-discovered-in-fiji
#17
Sam Manna, Belinda Ortika, Eileen M Dunne, Kathryn E Holt, Mike Kama, Fiona M Russell, Jason Hinds, Catherine Satzke
OBJECTIVES: As part of annual cross-sectional Streptococcus pneumoniae carriage surveys in Fiji (2012-2015), we detected pneumococci in over 100 nasopharyngeal swabs that serotyped as '11F-like' by microarray. We examined the genetic basis of this divergence in the 11F-like capsular polysaccharide (cps) locus, compared to the reference 11F cps sequence. The impact of this diversity on capsule phenotype, as well as serotyping results using genetic and serological methods, was determined...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735808/autoimmunity-and-its-association-with-regulatory-t-cells-and-b-cell-subsets-in-patients-with-common-variable-immunodeficiency
#18
G Azizi, H Abolhassani, F Kiaee, N Tavakolinia, H Rafiemanesh, R Yazdani, S A Mahdaviani, S Mohammadikhajehdehi, M Tavakol, V Ziaee, B Negahdari, J Mohammadi, A Mirshafiey, A Aghamohammadi
BACKGROUND: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is one of the most prevalent symptomatic primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs), which manifests a wide clinical variability such as autoimmunity, as well as T cell and B cell abnormalities. METHODS: A total of 72 patients with CVID were enrolled in this study. Patients were evaluated for clinical manifestations and classified according to the presence or absence of autoimmune disease. We measured regulatory T cells (Tregs) and B-cell subsets using flow cytometry, as well as specific antibody response (SAR) to pneumococcal vaccine, autoantibodies and anti-IgA in patients...
July 20, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735461/pneumonia-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-vaccine
#19
REVIEW
Gyu-Lee Kim, Seung-Han Seon, Dong-Kwon Rhee
Pneumonia is an inflammatory disease of the lung, responsible for high morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or other microorganisms. Streptococcus pneumoniae, a gram-positive bacterium with over 90 serotypes, is the most common causative agent. Moreover, comorbid factors including heart failure, renal disease, and pulmonary disease could increase the risk of pneumococcal pneumonia. Since the advent of the pneumococcal vaccine in the 1980s, the incidence of pneumonia has decreased significantly...
July 22, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730517/selective-igm-deficiency-clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-17-patients-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#20
Zita Chovancova, Pavlina Kralickova, Alena Pejchalova, Marketa Bloomfield, Jana Nechvatalova, Marcela Vlkova, Jiri Litzman
PURPOSE: Primary selective IgM deficiency (sIgMD) is a primary immunodeficiency with unclear pathogenesis and a low number of published cases. METHODS: We reviewed clinical and laboratory manifestations of 17 sIgMD patients. Serum IgM, IgG, and its subclasses, IgA, IgE, antibodies against tetanus toxoid, pneumococcal polysaccharides and Haemophilus influenzae type b, isohemagglutinins, and T and B lymphocyte subsets, expressions of IgM on B cells and B lymphocyte production of IgM were compared with previously reported case reports and a small series of patients, which included 81 subjects in total...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
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