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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329211/therapeutic-vaccine-for-genital-herpes-simplex-virus-2-infection-findings-from-a-randomized-trial
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David I Bernstein, Anna Wald, Terri Warren, Kenneth Fife, Stephen Tyring, Patricia Lee, Nick Van Wagoner, Amalia Magaret, Jessica B Flechtner, Sybil Tasker, Jason Chan, Amy Morris, Seth Hetherington
Background.: Genital herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection causes recurrent lesions and frequent viral shedding. GEN-003 is a candidate therapeutic vaccine containing HSV-2 gD2ΔTMR and ICP4.2, and Matrix-M2 adjuvant. Methods.: Persons with genital herpes were randomized into three dose cohorts to receive three intramuscular doses 21 days apart of 10 µg, 30 µg, or 100 µg of GEN-003, antigens without adjuvant, or placebo. Participants obtained genital swabs twice-daily for HSV-2 detection and monitored genital lesions for 28-day periods at baseline and intervals after the last dose...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320320/antiviral-activity-of-pha767491-against-human-herpes-simplex-virus-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Jue Hou, Zili Zhang, Qiang Huang, Jun Yan, Xiaohu Zhang, Xiaoliang Yu, Guihua Tan, Chunfu Zheng, Feng Xu, Sudan He
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common human pathogen that causes a variety of diseases, including oral-labial, genital lesions and life-threatening encephalitis. The antiviral nucleoside analogues such as acyclovir are currently used in anti-HSV therapies; however, clinical overuse of these drugs has led to the emergence of drug-resistant viral strains. Hence, there is an urgent need to develop new anti-HSV agents. METHODS: To identify novel anti-HSV-1 compounds, we screened the LOPAC small scale library of 1280 bioactive compounds to identify inhibitors of HSV-1-induced necroptosis...
March 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287142/worldwide-circulation-of-hsv-2%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-hsv-1-recombinant-strains
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David M Koelle, Peter Norberg, Matthew P Fitzgibbon, Ronnie M Russell, Alex L Greninger, Meei-Li Huang, Larry Stensland, Lichen Jing, Amalia S Magaret, Kurt Diem, Stacy Selke, Hong Xie, Connie Celum, Jairam R Lingappa, Keith R Jerome, Anna Wald, Christine Johnston
Homo sapiens harbor two distinct, medically significant species of simplexviruses, herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 and HSV-2, with estimated divergence 6-8 million years ago (MYA). Unexpectedly, we found that circulating HSV-2 strains can contain HSV-1 DNA segments in three distinct genes. Using over 150 genital swabs from North and South America and Africa, we detected recombinants worldwide. Common, widely distributed gene UL39 genotypes are parsimoniously explained by an initial >457 basepair (bp) HSV-1 × HSV-2 crossover followed by back-recombination to HSV-2...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281918/lifetime-sexual-assault-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-women-veterans
#4
Vinita Goyal, Michelle A Mengeling, Brenda M Booth, James C Torner, Craig H Syrop, Anne G Sadler
OBJECTIVE: Women veterans report a high prevalence of sexual assault. Unfortunately, there are limited data on the reproductive health sequelae faced by these women. Our objective was to evaluate the association between completed lifetime sexual assault (LSA) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among a cohort of women veterans, adjusting for sexual risk behaviors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study among women veterans aged 51 years or younger who enrolled for care at two Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare sites between 2000 and 2008...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275195/the-product-of-the-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-ul16-gene-is-critical-for-the-egress-of-capsids-from-the-nuclei-of-infected-cells
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Jie Gao, Thomas J M Hay, Bruce W Banfield
The herpes simplex virus (HSV) UL16 gene is conserved throughout the Herpesviridae and encodes a poorly understood tegument protein. The HSV-1 UL16 protein forms complexes with several viral proteins including UL11, gE, VP22 and UL21. We previously demonstrated that HSV-2 UL21 was essential for virus propagation due to the failure of DNA-containing capsids to exit the nucleus. We hypothesized that if a UL16/UL21 complex were required for nuclear egress then HSV-2 lacking UL16 would have a similar phenotype as HSV-2 lacking UL21...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267861/periodic-screening-pelvic-examination-evidence-report-and-systematic-review-for-the-us-preventive-services-task-force
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Janelle M Guirguis-Blake, Jillian T Henderson, Leslie A Perdue
Importance: Recent changes in the periodicity of cervical cancer screening have led to questions about the role of screening pelvic examinations among asymptomatic women. Objective: To systematically review literature on health benefits, accuracy, and harms of the screening pelvic examination for gynecologic conditions for the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Data Sources: MEDLINE, PubMed, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials for relevant English-language studies published through January 13, 2016, with surveillance through August 3, 2016...
March 7, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265293/external-use-of-propolis-for-oral-skin-and-genital-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Soo-Hyun Sung, Gwang-Ho Choi, Nam-Woo Lee, Byung-Cheul Shin
Objective. The aim of this review is to provide the available evidence on the external use of propolis (EUP) for oral, skin, and genital diseases. Method. We searched twelve electronic databases for relevant studies up to June 2016. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) were included and analysed. Results. Of the 286 articles identified, twelve potentially relevant studies met our inclusion criteria. A meta-analysis of two studies on recurrent oral aphthae (ROA) indicated that there were no significant differences in total effective rate (TER) for pain disappearance between EUP and placebo groups (RR = 1...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261899/recalcitrant-hypertrophic-herpes-genitalis-in-hiv-infected-patient-successfully-treated-with-topical-imiquimod
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Sidharth Tandon, Jasmeet Singh, Surabhi Sinha, Dr Preeti Sharma
Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 is the primary cause of genital ulceration worldwide. The presence of atypical features like deep ulcerations, hypertrophic, or pseudotumoural lesions or unusual location can be a marker for co-infection with HIV. These immunocompromised patients are usually resistant to the conventional antiviral treatment. We present a case of an HIV-infected patient with hypertrophic herpes genitalis, refractory to conventional oral antiviral therapy, who was successfully treated with a combination of oral valcyclovir and topical application of 5% imiquimod...
March 6, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260751/sexual-lifestyle-risk-factors-and-socioeconomic-status-of-the-std-patients-in-bangladesh
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A K Nandi, K J Hossain, A S Islam
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are increasing alarmingly with time among the young-adults in Bangladesh. The objective of the study was to investigate Sexual lifestyle, Risk Factors and Socioeconomic Status of the STD Patients. A total of 205 STD patients were selected following convenient method of sampling consistent with defined selection criteria from outpatient department of Skin and Venereal Disease of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, Mymensingh. Period of data collection was from July 2014 to June 2015...
January 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248030/-interferon-in-combined-therapy-of-human-papillomavirus-infections-associated-with-sexually-transmitted-infections-linical-observation
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M R Rakhmatulina, N V Bolshenko
To investigate the effectiveness of Ingaron (interferon-) in the treatment of HPV infection associated with sexually transmitted infections, the authors analyzed the scientific literature on the association of human papillomavirus infection with other viral and microbial pathogens. A clinical case of the association of human papillomavirus infection, urogenital infections (urogenital chlamydia and genital herpes) and localized scleroderma penis is described. The results of integrated therapy of diseases with the help of Interferon-gamma have been presented...
November 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238255/linear-multiepitope-glyco-peptides-for-type-specific-serology-of-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-infections
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Christian Risinger, Kasper K Sørensen, Knud J Jensen, Sigvard Olofsson, Tomas Bergström, Ola Blixt
Detection of type-specific antibodies is an important and essential part of accurate diagnosis, even in silent carriers of herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 (oral) and HSV-2 (genital) infections. Serologic assays that identify HSV-1 and HSV-2 type-specific antibodies have been commercially available for more than a decade but often face problems related to cross-reactivity and similar issues. Attempts to identify type-specific peptide epitopes for use in serology for both HSV-1 and HSV-2 have been limited. We recently demonstrated epitope mapping of envelope glycoprotein G2 and identified a type-specific glycopeptide epitope that broadly recognized HSV-2 infected individuals...
March 6, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226272/automated-processing-extraction-and-detection-of-herpes-simplex-virus-types-1-and-2-a-comparative-evaluation-of-three-commercial-platforms-using-clinical-specimens
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Matthew J Binnicker, Mark J Espy, Brian Duresko, Cole Irish, Jay Mandrekar
BACKGROUND: Recently, automated platforms have been developed that can perform processing, extraction and testing for herpes simplex virus (HSV) nucleic acid on a single instrument. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we compared three commercially-available systems; Aptima(®)/Panther (Hologic, San Diego, CA), ARIES(®) (Luminex Corporation, Austin, TX), and cobas(®) 4800 (Roche Molecular Systems Inc, Pleasanton, CA) for the qualitative detection of HSV-1/2 in clinical samples...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208927/tuberculosis-of-glans-penis-a-rare-presentation
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C Gangalakshmi, Sankaramahalingam
Tuberculosis (TB) of penis is a very rare entity, even in developing countries. It may present as primary or secondary to Pulmonary TB (PTB). Penile TB mimics carcinoma penis, granulomatous penile ulcer, genital herpes simplex, granuloma inguinale and HIV infection. We, hereby, present the case of a 57-year-old male patient who presented to us with ulcerative growth over glans penis and was clinically diagnosed as carcinoma penis, however biopsy of the lesion showed evidence of tuberculosis which was supported by chest X-ray...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201724/distinct-effects-of-the-cervico-vaginal-microbiota-and-herpes-simplex-type-2-infection-on-female-genital-tract-immunology
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B Shannon, P Gajer, T J Yi, B Ma, M S Humphrys, J Thomas-Pavanel, L Chieza, P Janakiram, M Saunders, W Tharao, S Huibner, K Shahabi, J Ravel, R Kaul
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198339/sexual-health-of-women-aged-40-and-over-attending-an-inner-city-integrated-sexual-health-clinic
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Patrice Grech, Rebecca Marchant, Mannampallil Samuel
Sexual health policy remains focussed on younger adults. However, rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in older people continue to increase. We explored the sexual healthcare needs of women aged 40 and over attending an integrated sexual health clinic in South London. We conducted a retrospective case note review and found that almost 20% of these women had STIs. These included genital herpes, trichomoniasis, genital warts, chlamydia and gonorrhoea. Less than a quarter of women reported use of condoms during most recent sexual contact, indicating sexual risk-taking behaviour...
March 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198202/clinacanthus-nutans-a-review-on-ethnomedicinal-uses-chemical-constituents-and-pharmacological-properties
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REVIEW
Ihsan N Zulkipli, Rajan Rajabalaya, Adi Idris, Nurul Atiqah Sulaiman, Sheba R David
CONTEXT: Medicinal plants have attracted global attention for their hidden therapeutic potential. Clinacanthus nutans (Burm.f) Lindau (Acanthaceae) (CN) is endemic in Southeast Asia. CN contains phytochemicals common to medicinal plants, such as flavonoids. Traditionally, CN has been used for a broad range of human ailments including snake bites and cancer. OBJECTIVES: This article compiles the ethnomedicinal uses of CN and its phytochemistry, and thus provides a phytochemical library of CN...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197699/-the-alpha-herpesviridae-in-dermatology-herpes-simplex-virus-types%C3%A2-i-and-ii-german-version
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REVIEW
L El Hayderi, A Rübben, A F Nikkels
This review on herpes simplex virus type I and type II (HSV-I, HSV-II) summarizes recent developments in clinical manifestations and treatment interventions for primary and recurrent orolabial and genital herpes, as well as those regarding vaccination issues. Among the clinical presentations, the relationship between pyogenic granuloma and chronic HSV-I infection; HSV-related folliculitis; verrucous HSV-I and HSV-II lesions; the role of recurrent HSV-I infection in burning mouth syndrome; HSV-I and HSV-II infection of the periareolar area; zosteriform HSV; the "knife-cut sign"; and the preferential colonization and infection of preexisting dermatoses by HSV-I or HSV-II are discussed...
February 14, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197698/the-alpha-herpesviridae-in-dermatology-herpes-simplex-virus-types%C3%A2-i-and-ii
#18
REVIEW
L El Hayderi, A Rübben, A F Nikkels
This review on herpes simplex virus type I and type II (HSV‑I, HSV‑II) summarizes recent developments in clinical manifestations and treatment interventions for primary and recurrent orolabial and genital herpes, as well as those regarding vaccination issues. Among the clinical presentations, the relationship between pyogenic granuloma and chronic HSV‑I infection; HSV-related folliculitis; verrucous HSV‑I and HSV‑II lesions; the role of recurrent HSV‑I infection in burning mouth syndrome; HSV‑I and HSV‑II infection of the periareolar area; zosteriform HSV; the "knife-cut sign"; and the preferential colonization and infection of preexisting dermatoses by HSV‑I or HSV‑II are discussed...
February 14, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196318/common-skin-conditions-in-children-skin-infections
#19
Brian Z Rayala, Dean S Morrell
Skin infections account for a significant subset of dermatologic conditions of childhood. Common cutaneous viral infections in children include warts, molluscum contagiosum, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, and herpes simplex. Although viral infections are self-limited and often only mildly symptomatic, they can cause anxiety, embarrassment, and health care use. Recognition of their common and atypical presentations is necessary to differentiate them from other skin conditions of similar morphology. Impetigo, cellulitis, and abscess comprise the majority of childhood bacterial skin infections and are treated with topical or systemic antibiotics that cover group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus aureus...
February 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181784/recurrent-herpes-labialis-and-hsv-1-herpes-genitalis-which-is-the-link
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Sergio Delmonte, Francesca Sidoti, Simone Ribero, Ivano Dal Conte, Antonio Curtoni, Giulia Ciccarese, Elena Stroppiana, Maria L Stella, Cristina Costa, Rossana Cavallo, Alfredo Rebora, Francesco Drago
BACKGROUND: Recently, Herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 seroprevalence declined among adolescents, rendering young people lacking HSV-1 antibodies more susceptible to genital HSV-1 acquisition, if sexually exposed. The aim of the present study was to identify the possible risk factors for the development of HSV-1 related herpes genitalis (HG). METHODS: From January 2012 to December 2015, patients with HG attending three Sexually Transmitted Infections Units in Northern Italy were recruited...
February 8, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
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