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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054112/human-parainfluenza-virus-infection-in-severe-acute-respiratory-infection-cases-in-beijing-2014-2016-a-molecular-epidemiological-study
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Yang Pan, Yi Zhang, Shi Weixian, Xiaomin Peng, Shujuan Cui, Daitao Zhang, Guilan Lu, Yimeng Liu, Shuangsheng Wu, Peng Yang, Quanyi Wang
BACKGROUND: Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) threatens human health and even survival, causing a huge number of hospitalized patients every year. However, as one of the most common respiratory viruses circulated worldwide, the epidemiological and phylogenetic characteristics of human parainfluenza virus (HPIV) in these cases were not well known. METHODS: A molecular epidemiological study against HPIVs infection in SARIs was performed from Sep. 2014 to Aug...
October 20, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054033/hepatitis-c-antibody-prevalence-among-mexico-city-prisoners-injecting-legal-and-illegal-substances
#2
Omar Silverman-Retana, Edson Serván-Mori, Sandra I McCoy, Sarah Larney, Sergio Bautista-Arredondo
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is highly prevalent among prisoners and this prevalence estimates reach 64% among prisoners who inject illicit drugs. Prisons are important sites for HCV transmission in the absence of access to sterile injecting equipment; hence, it can be transmitted between prisoners who share contaminated needles and syringes. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of risk factors for anti-HCV prevalence, with particular interest on injecting behavior, and to assess correlates of anti-HCV positivity among Mexico City prisoners...
October 14, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053941/a-point-source-outbreak-of-coccidioidomycosis-among-a-highway-construction-crew
#3
Mark Nicas
Coccidioidomycosis is an infection caused by inhaling spores of the soil fungus Coccidioides immitis (hereafter termed Cocci). Cocci is endemic in certain areas of California. When soil containing the fungus is disturbed, as during earth-moving activities, respirable Cocci spores can become airborne and be inhaled by persons in the vicinity. This paper describes a cluster of seven Cocciodioidomycosis cases among a highway construction crew that occurred in June/July 2008 in Kern County, CA, which is among the most highly endemic regions for Cocci in California...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053912/community-based-screening-of-hepatitis-c-with-a-one-step-rna-detection-algorithm-from-dried-blood-spots-analysis-of-key-populations-in-barcelona-spain
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V Saludes, C Folch, A Morales-Carmona, L Ferrer, L Fernández, R Muñoz, M Jiménez, E Loureiro, P Fernández-Dávila, E Bascuñana, J Casabona, E Martró
Alternative strategies are required to enhance the diagnosis of silent hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in hard-to-reach key populations at risk. Among them, HCV prevalence and bio-behavioural data is scarce for HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) and men and trans-women sex workers. We sought to describe and assess the potential benefits of a community-based one-step HCV screening and confirmatory strategy for these populations in Barcelona. The screening strategy based on a real-time RT-PCR assay for HCV-RNA detection in dried-blood spots (DBS) was validated and implemented in addition to an antibody point-of-care test in a community centre...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053737/screening-for-hiv-hepatitis-b-and-syphilis-on-dried-blood-spots-a-promising-method-to-better-reach-hidden-high-risk-populations-with-self-collected-sampling
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Inge H M van Loo, Nicole H T M Dukers-Muijrers, Rosalie Heuts, Marianne A B van der Sande, Christian J P A Hoebe
INTRODUCTION: Many people at high risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), e.g., men who have sex with men (MSM), are not optimally reached by current sexual health care systems with testing. To facilitate testing by home-based sampling or sampling in outreach setting we evaluated dried blood spots (DBS), a method for self-collected blood sampling for serological screening of HIV, hepatitis B (HBV) and syphilis. The aims of this study were to assess the acceptability and feasibility of self-collected DBS and to compare the test results for screening of HIV, HBV and syphilis from DBS with blood drawn by venous puncture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053647/efficacy-of-different-methods-used-for-dry-socket-prevention-and-risk-factor-analysis-a-systematic-review
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M Taberner-Vallverdú, M-Á Sánchez-Garcés, C Gay-Escoda
BACKGROUND: Dry socket is one of the most common complications that develops after the extraction of a permanent tooth, and its prevention is more effective than its treatment. OBJECTIVES: Analyze the efficacy of different methods used in preventing dry socket in order to decrease its incidence after tooth extraction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Cochrane and PubMed-MEDLINE database search was conducted with the search terms "dry socket", "prevention", "risk factors", "alveolar osteitis" and "fibrynolitic alveolitis", both individually and using the Boolean operator "AND"...
October 20, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053557/bacterial-keratitis-isolated-organisms-and-antibiotic-resistance-patterns-in-san-francisco
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Michelle Y Peng, Vicky Cevallos, Stephen D McLeod, Thomas M Lietman, Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer
PURPOSE: Understanding the spectrum of pathogens in a given geographic region is important when deciding on empiric antibiotic therapy. In this study, we evaluate the spectrum of bacterial organisms cultured from corneal samples and their antibiotic sensitivities to guide initial treatment of keratitis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective case review of cultures from suspected infectious keratitis cases at the Francis I. Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco, from 1996 through 2015...
October 17, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053501/the-community-orthopaedic-surgeon-taking-trauma-call-pediatric-tibia-fracture-pearls-and-pitfalls
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Steven A Lovejoy, Charles T Mehlman
Tibial fractures in children present a wide array of challenges to the managing orthopaedic surgeon. Injuries cover a spectrum from subtle tibial spine fractures to comminuted high-energy shaft fractures requiring free flap coverage. Significant risks range from malunion and leg length discrepancy to infected nonunions and Volkmann ischemic contracture. This article offers evidence and experience-based advice that is aimed at helping the community orthopaedic surgeon taking call.
November 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053428/dust-bathing-behaviors-of-african-herbivores-and-the-potential-risk-of-inhalational-anthrax
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Zoe R Barandongo, John K E Mfune, Wendy C Turner
Anthrax in herbivorous wildlife and livestock is generally assumed to be transmitted via ingestion or inhalation of Bacillus anthracis spores. Although recent studies have highlighted the importance of the ingestion route for anthrax transmission, little is known about the inhalational route in natural systems. Dust bathing could aerosolize soilborne pathogens such as B. anthracis, exposing dust-bathing individuals to inhalational infections. We investigated the potential role of dust bathing in the transmission of inhalational anthrax to herbivorous wildlife in Etosha National Park, Namibia, an area with endemic seasonal anthrax outbreaks...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053427/canine-distemper-virus-in-a-wild-far-eastern-leopard-panthera-pardus-orientalis
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Nadezhda S Sulikhan, Martin Gilbert, Ekaterina Yu Blidchenko, Sergei V Naidenko, Galina V Ivanchuk, Tatiana Yu Gorpenchenko, Mikhail V Alshinetskiy, Elena I Shevtsova, John M Goodrich, John C M Lewis, Mikhail S Goncharuk, Olga V Uphyrkina, Vyatcheslav V Rozhnov, Sergey V Shedko, Denise McAloose, Dale G Miquelle
The critically endangered population of Far Eastern leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) may number as few as 60 individuals and is at risk from stochastic processes such as infectious disease. During May 2015, a case of canine distemper virus (CDV) was diagnosed in a wild leopard exhibiting severe neurologic disease in the Russian territory of Primorskii Krai. Amplified sequences of the CDV hemagglutinin gene and phosphoprotein gene aligned within the Arctic-like clade of CDV, which includes viruses from elsewhere in Russia, China, Europe, and North America...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053425/association-of-mannose-binding-lectin-rs1800450-and-tumor-necrotic-factor-%C3%AE-rs1800620-polymorphism-with-helicobacter-pylori-in-type-ii-diabetes-mellitus
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Elnaz Mortazavi, Behnaz Eslami, Parisa Aghahosseini, Fatemeh Ahron, Armagan Amininejad, Sepideh Mahmoodi, Hadis Satarpour, Nilofar Radmanesh, Hossein Rassi
Type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is the prevalent type of diabetes, including 90% of the cases world-wide. Helicobacter pylori plays a pathogenic role in the development of T2DM. The host genetic factors have a significant impact on the clinical outcome and anatomical distribution of H. pylori infection and polymorphisms in several genes such as tumor necrotic factor (TNF)-α and mannose-binding lectin (MBL) and are considered to increase the risk for the development of T2DM. In this study, we investigate the prevalence rate of H...
October 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053403/human-cytomegalovirus-vaccine-development-immune-responses-to-look-into-vaccine-strategy
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Lin Xia, Ruopeng Su, Zhiqiang An, Tong-Ming Fu, Wenxin Luo
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) causes considerable morbidity and disability in high risk, immunocompromised populations including recipients of solid organ transplants, and fetuses whose immune systems are not yet mature. Vaccines aimed at ameliorating the severity of disease and preventing HCMV infection can be categorized into two main approaches of vaccine design, with one focusing on virus modification and the other on individual antigens. However, no candidates in either class have been successful in achieving durable and protective immunity...
October 20, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053401/are-we-prepared-for-emerging-flaviviruses-in-europe-challenges-for-vaccination
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Patricia Kaaijk, Willem Luytjes
Tick-borne encephalitis and West Nile fever are endemic flavivirus diseases in Europe. Climate change, virus evolution, and social factors may increase the risk of these flavivirus infections and may lead to the emergence of other flaviviruses in Europe that are endemic in (sub)tropical regions of the world. Control of the spread of flaviviruses is very difficult considering the cycling of flaviviruses between arthropod vectors and animal reservoir hosts. The increasing threat of flavivirus infections emphasizes the necessity of a sustainable vector surveillance system, an active animal health surveillance system and an adequate human surveillance system for early detection of flavivirus infections...
October 20, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053207/dpp-4-inhibitors-moderate-the-risk-of-genitourinary-tract-infections-associated-with-sglt2-inhibitors
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Gian Paolo Fadini, Benedetta Maria Bonora, Mayur Sarangdhar, Mauro Rigato, Angelo Avogaro
Genito-urinary tract infections (GUTI) are the most common adverse event (AE) during therapy with sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i). We evaluated whether dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors (DPP4i) moderate the risk of GUTI during therapy with SGLT2i, using two approaches. First, we screened the literature for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) directly comparing the frequency of GUTI in patients receiving a DPP4i/SGLT2i combination therapy versus those receiving a SGLT2i only. In the 5 trials we retrieved, the pooled RR for genital tract infections (GTI) in patients on a DPP4i/SGLT2i combination therapy versus those on SGLT2i alone was 0...
October 20, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053189/pilot-screening-study-of-targeted-genetic-polymorphisms-for-association-with-seasonal-influenza-hospital-admission
#15
Tonia C Carter, Scott J Hebbring, Jixia Liu, Jonathan D Mosley, Christian M Shaffer, Lynn C Ivacic, Sarah Kopitzke, Elisha L Stefanski, Rob Strenn, Maria E Sundaram, Jennifer Meece, Murray H Brilliant, Jill M Ferdinands, Edward A Belongia
Host response to influenza is highly variable, suggesting a potential role of host genetic variation. To investigate the host genetics of severe influenza in a targeted fashion, 32 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within viral immune response genes were evaluated for association with seasonal influenza hospitalization in an adult study population with European ancestry. SNP allele and genotype frequencies were compared between hospitalized influenza patients (cases) and population controls in a case-control study that included a discovery group (26 cases and 993 controls) and two independent, validation groups (one with 84 cases and 4,076 controls; the other with 128 cases and 9,187 controls)...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053015/susceptibility-biomarker-detection-in-urine-exfoliate-dna
#16
Pieranna Chiarella, Damiano Carbonari, Pasquale Capone, Delia Cavallo, Sergio Iavicoli, Antonella Mansi, Renata Sisto, Giovanna Tranfo
AIM: The occupational biomonitoring of exposures to carcinogens is carried out by measuring dose (metabolites) and susceptibility biomarkers (gene polymorphisms) in two biological matrices: urine for metabolite detection and blood for genotyping. Blood is the most common substrate but has some disadvantages including: invasiveness of the harvesting technique; need of specialized staff and equipment; and high infection risk. METHODS & RESULTS: We propose our in-house approach using urine as single sample in 20 volunteers for simultaneous detection of dose and susceptibility biomarkers in order to verify efficacy and feasibility...
October 20, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052825/managing-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-related-complications-in-patients-referred-to-the-surgical-emergency-unit
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Osman Şimşek, Arife Şimşek, Sefa Ergun, Mehmet Velidedeoğlu, Kaya Sarıbeyoğlu, Salih Pekmezci
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to present our experience in the management of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography-related complications in patients referred to our surgical emergency unit by various endoscopy centers. METHODS: A retrospective investigation was conducted on the records of the 54 patients who were referred to our surgical emergency unit between October 2005 and January 2014 due to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography-related complications...
September 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052773/a-systemic-review-of-tuberculosis-with-hiv-coinfection-in-children
#18
REVIEW
Jaishree Naidoo, Nasreen Mahomed, Halvani Moodley
The epidemiology of tuberculosis is adversely impacted by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfection. HIV-infected patients are more prone to opportunistic infections, most commonly tuberculosis, and the risk of death in coinfected patients is higher than in those without HIV. Due to the impaired cellular immunity and reduced immunological response in HIV-infected patients, the classic imaging features of tuberculosis usually seen in patients without HIV may present differently. The aim of this review article is to highlight the imaging features that may assist in the diagnosis of tuberculosis in patients with HIV coinfection...
September 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052772/imaging-of-thoracic-tuberculosis-in-children-current-and-future-directions
#19
REVIEW
Kushaljit Singh Sodhi, Ashu S Bhalla, Nasreen Mahomed, Bernard F Laya
Tuberculosis continues to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is the leading cause of infection-related deaths worldwide. Children are amongst the high-risk groups for developing tuberculosis and often pose a challenge to the clinicians in making a definitive diagnosis. The newly released global tuberculosis report from World Health Organization reveals a 50% increase in fatality from tuberculosis in children. Significantly, diagnostic and treatment algorithms of tuberculosis for children differ from those of adults...
September 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052770/extrapulmonary-involvement-in-pediatric-tuberculosis
#20
REVIEW
Supika Kritsaneepaiboon, Mariaem M Andres, Vincent R Tatco, Cielo Consuelo Q Lim, Nathan David P Concepcion
Tuberculosis in childhood is clinically challenging, but it is a preventable and treatable disease. Risk factors depend on age and immunity status. The most common form of pediatric tuberculosis is pulmonary disease, which comprises more than half of the cases. Other forms make up the extrapulmonary tuberculosis that involves infection of the lymph nodes, central nervous system, gastrointestinal system, hepatobiliary tree, and renal and musculoskeletal systems. Knowledge of the imaging characteristics of pediatric tuberculosis provides clues to diagnosis...
September 2017: Pediatric Radiology
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