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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149633/neonatal-and-long-term-ophthalmological-findings-in-infants-with-symptomatic-and-asymptomatic-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Maria Grazia Capretti, Concetta Marsico, Simonetta Guidelli Guidi, Antonio Ciardella, Giuliana Simonazzi, Silvia Galletti, Liliana Gabrielli, Tiziana Lazzarotto, Giacomo Faldella
BACKGROUND: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is responsible of a high burden of neurosensory impairment in children. OBJECTIVES: To report incidence and consequences of ophthalmological abnormalities in infants with cCMV infection and better define their long-term ophthalmological management. STUDY DESIGN: Infants with cCMV infection were enrolled in a 6-year follow-up. Infants were classified as symptomatic or asymptomatic based on complete clinical, laboratory and instrumental evaluations...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146975/disturbance-in-plasma-metabolic-profile-in-different-types-of-human-cytomegalovirus-induced-liver-injury-in-infants
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Wei-Wei Li, Jin-Jun Shan, Li-Li Lin, Tong Xie, Li-Li He, Yan Yang, Shou-Chuan Wang
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in infants is a global problem and the liver is a target organ of HCMV invasion. However, the mechanism by which HCMV causes different types of liver injury is unclear, and there are many difficulties in the differential diagnosis of HCMV infantile cholestatic hepatopathy (ICH) and extrahepatic biliary atresia (EHBA). We established a non-targeted gas chromatography-mass spectrometry metabolomics method in conjunction with orthogonal partial least squares-discriminate analysis based on 127 plasma samples from healthy controls, and patients with HCMV infantile hepatitis, HCMV ICH, and HCMV EHBA to explore the metabolite profile of different types of HCMV-induced liver injury...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146891/heart-transplantation-and-risk-of-cardiac-vasculopathy-development-what-factors-are-important
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Małgorzata Sobieszczańska-Małek, Jerzy Korewicki, Krzysztof Komuda, Małgorzata Karczmarz, Sylwia Szymańska, Alicja Cicha-Mikołajczyk, Paweł Bekta, Adam Parulski, Maciej Pronicki, Wiesława Grajkowska, Grzegorz Małek, Przemysław Leszek, Maria Kaczorowska, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk, Tomasz Zieliński
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to find the main risk factors for development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), especially factors identified before the surgical procedure and factors related to the recipient profile and the medical history of the donor. MATERIAL AND METHODS There were 147 patients who had heart transplantation (HT) included in this study: mean age was 45.8±15.3 years. All study patients had coronary angiography after HT. Analyzed risk factors were: non-immunologic recipient risk factors (age of transplantation, smoking, hypertension, lipids, diabetes, obesity and weight gain after HT), immunologic recipient risk factors (acute cellular rejection (ACR), acute humoral rejection (AMR), cytomegalovirus (CMV) episodes), and donor-related risk factors (age, sex, catecholamine usage, ischemic time, compatibility of sex and blood groups, cause of death, cardiac arrest)...
November 17, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143761/antibody-cross-reactivity-between-porcine-cytomegalovirus-pcmv-and-human-herpesvirus-6-hhv-6
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Uwe Fiebig, Angela Holzer, Daniel Ivanusic, Elena Plotzki, Hartmut Hengel, Frank Neipel, Joachim Denner
Porcine cytomegalovirus (PCMV) infection is widely prevalent among pigs, and PCMV is one of the viruses which may be transmitted during xenotransplantation using pig cells, tissues, or organs. While human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major risk factor for allotransplantation, it is still unclear whether PCMV is able to infect human cells or pose a risk for xenotransplantation. Previously, it was shown that transmission of PCMV after pig kidney to non-human primate transplantations resulted in a significantly reduced survival time of the transplanted organ...
October 28, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143062/-intracranial-cystic-lesions
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REVIEW
F Ahlhelm, K Shariat, S Götschi, S Ulmer
CLINICAL PROBLEM: Intracerebral cysts are common findings in imaging of the neurocranium and are not always clinically significant. The pathological spectrum of intracerebral cysts is, however, very broad and in addition to incidental findings includes developmental disorders, malformation tumors, primary and secondary neoplasms and infectious etiologies, such as cerebral abscess formation, cysticercosis or residuals after congenital cytomegalovirus infections. Intracerebral cystic defects may be caused by inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) diseases, such as multiple sclerosis as well as by mitochondriopathies, leukodystrophy, electrolyte disturbances or osmotic demyelination syndrome or brain infarctions, e...
November 15, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141926/ectopic-acth-syndrome-complicated-by-multiple-opportunistic-infections-treated-with-percutaneous-ablation-of-the-adrenal-glands
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Chrystal Chan, James Mark Roberts
Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-related Cushing's syndrome can lead to multiple complications including severe immunosuppression. If the ACTH-secreting tumour cannot be found, definitive treatment is surgical adrenalectomy, typically followed by glucocorticoid replacement. Here, we present a case of fulminant respiratory failure secondary to coinfection with Pneumocystis jirovecii and cytomegalovirus in a patient with ectopic ACTH-dependent Cushing's syndrome with occult primary. Due to significant deconditioning, she was unable to undergo definitive adrenalectomy and instead underwent percutaneous microwave ablation of the adrenal glands...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140108/cytomegalovirus-and-hiv-persistence-pouring-gas-on-the-fire
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Aaron Christensen-Quick, Christophe Vanpouille, Andrea Lisco, Sara Gianella
The inherent stability of a small population of T cells that are latently infected with HIV despite antiretroviral therapy (ART) remains a stubborn obstacle to an HIV cure. By exploiting the memory compartment of our immune system, HIV maintains persistence in a small subset of quiescent cells with varying phenotypes, thus evading immune surveillance and clinical detection. Understanding the molecular and immunological mechanisms that maintain the latent reservoir will be critical to the success of HIV eradication strategies...
November 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139205/congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-update-on-treatment-scientific-impact-paper-no-56
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November 15, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138436/the-m25-gene-products-are-critical-for-the-cytopathic-effect-of-mouse-cytomegalovirus
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Ivana Kutle, Sarah Sengstake, Corinna Templin, Mandy Glaß, Tobias Kubsch, Kirsten A Keyser, Anne Binz, Rudolf Bauerfeind, Beate Sodeik, Luka Čičin-Šain, Martina Dezeljin, Martin Messerle
Cell rounding is a hallmark of the cytopathic effect induced by cytomegaloviruses. By screening a panel of deletion mutants of mouse cytomegalovirus (MCMV) a mutant was identified that did not elicit cell rounding and lacked the ability to form typical plaques. Altered cell morphology was assigned to the viral M25 gene. We detected an early 2.8 kb M25 mRNA directing the synthesis of a 105 kDa M25 protein, and confirmed that a late 3.1 kb mRNA encodes a 130 kDa M25 tegument protein. Virions lacking the M25 tegument protein were of smaller size because the tegument layer between capsid and viral envelope was reduced...
November 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137229/activation-of-vip-signaling-enhances-immunosuppressive-effect-of-mdscs-on-cmv-induced-adaptive-immunity
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Parvin Forghani, Christopher T Petersen, Edmund K Waller
Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) is recognized as a potent anti-inflammatory factor which affects both the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system. These effects include, but are not limited to, inhibition of T cell proliferation and disruption of immune homeostasis. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) are an immune regulatory cell type that has been described in settings of cancer and infectious disease._Here we demonstrate a reduced circulating monocytic MDSCs in the VIP (-/-)vs. wild type MCMV...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133549/pharmacokinetics-and-exposure-response-analysis-of-rg7667-a-combination-of-two-anti-cytomegalovirus-monoclonal-antibodies-in-a-phase-2a-randomized-trial-to-prevent-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-high-risk-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Rong Deng, Yehong Wang, Mauricio Maia, Tracy Burgess, Jacqueline M McBride, X Charlene Liao, Jorge A Tavel, William D Hanley
BACKGROUND: RG7667, a novel combination of two anti-cytomegalovirus (CMV) monoclonal IgG1 antibodies (MCMV5322A and MCMV3068A), was designed to block CMV entry into host cells. It was developed as a potential therapy for preventing CMV infection and disease in transplant recipients. METHODS: In a Phase 2a trial in CMV-seronegative recipients of kidney transplants from CMV-seropositive donors, RG7667 was assessed for preventing CMV infection. Patients received 4 intravenous doses of RG7667 (10 mg/kg of each antibody, n=60) or placebo (n=60) at time of transplant, and 1, 4, and 8 weeks post transplant...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132070/sixteen-year-history-of-rituximab-therapy-for-1085-pemphigus-vulgaris-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Soheil Tavakolpour, HamidReza Mahmoudi, Kamran Balighi, Robabeh Abedini, Maryam Daneshpazhooh
Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare autoimmune disease due to the production of pathogenic autoantibodies directed against desmoglein 1 and 3, usually affecting both skin and mucous membranes. Recently, rituximab, a chimeric IgG1 monoclonal antibody which targets the CD20 molecules have been regarded as a promising treatment for PV. In this study, a systematic review was conducted to conclude on how and which PV patients could benefit from rituximab infusion. Search in PubMed results in 114 relevant studies, which met the criteria...
November 10, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131713/vaccines-we-need-but-don-t-have
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Stanley A Plotkin
Vaccinations have had tremendous success in the 20th century. However, in the 21st century, we are facing complex immunological issues in relation to controlling underlying infectious diseases. Therefore, new technologies are needed to develop vaccines against infectious diseases like respiratory syncytial virus, human immunodeficiency virus, and cytomegalovirus. In addition, recent emerging infections have taught us that we must prepare preventative measures in advance using our scientific abilities.
November 13, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128933/proven-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-stem-cell-transplant-recipient-due-to-aspergillus-sublatus-a-cryptic-species-of-a-nidulans
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Vanda Chrenkova, Vit Hubka, Petr Cetkovsky, Michal Kouba, Barbora Weinbergerova, Pavlina Lyskova, Ludmila Hornofova, Petr Hubacek
Invasive fungal disease represents one of the severe complications in haematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. We describe a case of a patient treated for relapse of chronic lymphoblastic leukaemia 6 years after HSCT. The patient was treated for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis but died 3 months later from multiple organ failures consisting of haemorrhagic necrotizing fungal pneumonia, refractory chronic hepatic graft versus host disease and cytomegalovirus hepatitis. Autopsy samples revealed histopathological evidence of fungal hyphae and an unusual Aspergillus nidulans-like species was isolated in pure culture...
November 11, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126804/clinical-significance-of-human-cytomegalovirus-viruria-and-the-effect-of-antiviral-therapy-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Wei-Lu, Su-Jung Chen, Shiang-Fen Huang, Yu-Jiun Chan, Fu-Der Wang, Hsin-Pai Chen
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes life-threatening infections in immunocompromised host. The clinical significance of asymptomatic CMV viruria in patients receiving hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains unclear. This study aims to clarify whether antiviral therapy is associated with a favorable clinical outcome. METHODS: HSCT recipients whose urine was culture-positive for CMV were retrospectively reviewed and followed. Viruria episodes were divided according to whether or not antiviral therapy was used...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121670/quantitative-membrane-proteomics-reveals-a-role-for-tetraspanin-enriched-microdomains-during-entry-of-human-cytomegalovirus
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Kasinath Viswanathan, Marieke C Verweij, Nessy John, Daniel Malouli, Klaus Früh
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) depends on and modulates multiple host cell membrane proteins during each stage of the viral life cycle. To gain a global view of the impact of HCMV-infection on membrane proteins, we analyzed HCMV-induced changes in the abundance of membrane proteins in fibroblasts using stable isotope labeling with amino acids (SILAC), membrane fractionation and protein identification by two-dimensional liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry. This systematic approach revealed that CD81, CD44, CD98, caveolin-1 and catenin delta-1 were down-regulated during infection whereas GRP-78 was up-regulated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121254/impact-of-donor-and-recipient-human-cytomegalovirus-status-on-kidney-transplantation
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Maciej Zielinski, Agnieszka Tarasewicz, Hanna Zielinska, Magdalena Jankowska, Grazyna Moszkowska, Alicja Debska-Slizien, Boleslaw Rutkowski, Piotr Trzonkowski
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is considered to be a major pathogen that affects the outcome of solid organ transplantation. Both recipient and donor may be HCMV positive, therefore HCMV reinfection is possible after transplantation. However, little is known how cytomegalovirus transmitted from an infected donor to an infected recipient modulates the recipient's already suppressed immunity, and what the clinical consequences are. To investigate these issues, 52 kidney recipients were followed up for two years after transplantation...
November 7, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119569/the-utility-of-fetal-neurosonography-and-brain-mri-in-cases-of-cytomegalovirus-infection-during-pregnancy-a-retrospective-analysis-with-outcome-correlation
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Roee Birnbaum, Liat Ben-Sira, Tally Lerman-Sagie, Gustavo Malinger
OBJECTIVE: To analyze ultrasound and MRI results and developmental outcome in cases of maternal primary CMV infection during pregnancy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the results of fetal neurosonography and brain MRI of CMV infected fetuses (Group 1). Cases of maternal infection in which the fetal status was unknown, and subsequently had a negative CMV postnatal urine analysis, were independently analyzed (Group 2). Imaging results were classified as: positive, negative or inconclusive...
November 8, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118763/induction-of-antihuman-c-c-chemokine-receptor-type-5-antibodies-by-a-bovine-herpesvirus-type-4-based-vector
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Andrea Elizabeth Verna, Valentina Franceschi, Giulia Tebaldi, Francesca Macchi, Valentina Menozzi, Claudia Pastori, Lucia Lopalco, Simone Ottonello, Sandro Cavirani, Gaetano Donofrio
Bovine herpesvirus 4 (BoHV-4) is a promising vector for the delivery and intracellular expression of recombinant antigens and can thus be considered as a new prototype vaccine formulation system. An interesting, and actively pursued, antigen in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection prophylaxis (and therapy) is the C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) co-receptor, whose blockage by specific antibodies has been shown to inhibit both viral entry and cell-to-cell transmission of the virus...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118508/treatment-of-unilateral-zone-i-cytomegalovirus-retinitis-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-oral-valganciclovir-and-intravitreal-ganciclovir
#20
Koushik Tripathy, Kanhaiya Mittal, Pradeep Venkatesh, Sameer Bakhshi, Rohan Chawla
Cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMVR) is an opportunistic infection seen in immunocompromised patients, especially suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is uncommonly seen in hematological malignancies and in patients on immunosuppressants. The authors present a 12-year-old girl with unilateral CMVR who was on maintenance phase therapy for mixed phenotype (B/myeloid) leukemia. Serology for human immunodeficiency virus was negative. The child was successfully treated with oral valganciclovir and repeated intravitreal ganciclovir injections...
September 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
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