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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166700/dlp1-dependent-mitochondrial-fragmentation-and-redistribution-mediate-prion-associated-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-neuronal-death
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Chaosi Li, Di Wang, Wei Wu, Wei Yang, Syed Zahid Ali Shah, Ying Zhao, Yuhan Duan, Lu Wang, Xiangmei Zhou, Deming Zhao, Lifeng Yang
Mitochondrial malfunction is a universal and critical step in the pathogenesis of many neurodegenerative diseases including prion diseases. Dynamin-like protein 1 (DLP1) is one of the key regulators of mitochondrial fission. In this study, we investigated the role of DLP1 in mitochondrial fragmentation and dysfunction in neurons using in vitro and in vivo prion disease models. Mitochondria became fragmented and redistributed from axons to soma, correlated with increased mitochondrial DLP1 expression in murine primary neurons (N2a cells) treated with the prion peptide PrP(106-126) in vitro as well as in prion strain-infected hamster brain in vivo...
November 22, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166619/extensive-homeostatic-t-cell-phenotypic-variation-within-the-collaborative-cross
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Jessica B Graham, Jessica L Swarts, Michael Mooney, Gabrielle Choonoo, Sophia Jeng, Darla R Miller, Martin T Ferris, Shannon McWeeney, Jennifer M Lund
The Collaborative Cross (CC) is a panel of reproducible recombinant inbred mouse strains with high levels of standing genetic variation, affording an unprecedented opportunity to perform experiments in a small animal model containing controlled genetic diversity while allowing for genetic replicates. Here, we advance the utility of this unique mouse resource for immunology research because it allows for both examination and genetic dissection of mechanisms behind adaptive immune states in mice with distinct and defined genetic makeups...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166543/transcatheter-or-surgical-aortic-valve-replacement-in-patients-with-advanced-kidney-disease-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Rajkumar Doshi, Jay Shah, Vaibhav Patel, Varun Jauhar, Perwaiz Meraj
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is an alternative for surgically inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis. Advanced kidney disease may significantly affect outcomes in patients treated with TAVR and surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). HYPOTHESIS: TAVR is associated with better in-hospital outcomes compared with SAVR in patients with advanced kidney disease. METHODS: We identified our sample from the National Inpatient Sample between 2012 and 2014, using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166507/pigmented-bowen-s-disease-associated-with-high-risk-hpv-simulating-melanoma-of-the-hand
#4
Rute Facchini Lellis, John Verrinder Veasey, Renata Diniz Jacques Gonçalves
Bowen's disease is an in situ squamous cell carcinoma of the skin with only 2% of pigmented cases reported. It is clinically characterized by papules and plaques of blackened surface that may be caused either by sun damage - usually in photoexposed areas in elderly individuals - or by human papillomavirus infection - usually in the anogenital region of young adults. Dermoscopic aspects of Bowen's disease are discussed for over a decade, but with no definitive criteria that would lead to a definitive diagnosis...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166499/skin-disorders-in-renal-transplant-recipients-a-retrospective-study
#5
Pedro Miguel Clemente Garrido, João Borges-Costa
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressive therapy, which is necessary to avoid graft rejection in renal transplant recipients, presents an increased risk of several pathologies, namely infectious and neoplastic. OBJECTIVES: To identify the most frequent skin diseases and their clinical and demographical risk factors within a population of renal transplant recipients. METHODS: A retrospective study of renal transplant recipients referred to dermatology visit and observed for the first time from January 2008 to December 2014...
September 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166461/presumed-zika-virus-related-congenital-brain-malformations-the-spectrum-of-ct-and-mri-findings-in-fetuses-and-newborns
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José Daniel Vieira de Castro, Licia Pacheco Pereira, Daniel Aguiar Dias, Lindenberg Barbosa Aguiar, Joanira Costa Nogueira Maia, Jesus Irajacy Fernandes da Costa, Eveline Campos Monteiro de Castro, Francisco Edson de Lucena Feitosa, Francisco Herlânio Costa Carvalho
OBJECTIVE: The new epidemic of Zika virus infection raises grave concerns, especially with the increasingly-recognized link between emerging cases of microcephaly and this infectious disease. Besides small cranial dimensions, there are striking morphologic anomalies in the fetal brain. Key anomalies include cortical developmental malformations and a peculiar distribution of pathologic calcifications. These potentially indicate a new pattern of congenital central nervous system infection...
October 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166367/smoke-free-policies-in-the-world-s-50-busiest-airports-august-2017
#7
Michael A Tynan, Elizabeth Reimels, Jennifer Tucker, Brian A King
Exposure to secondhand smoke from burning tobacco products causes premature death and disease, including coronary heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer among nonsmoking adults and sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, middle ear disease, exacerbated asthma, respiratory symptoms, and decreased lung function in children (1,2). The U.S. Surgeon General has concluded that there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke (1). Previous CDC reports on airport smoke-free policies found that most large-hub airports in the United States prohibit smoking (3); however, the extent of smoke-free policies at airports globally has not been assessed...
November 24, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166336/valganciclovir-prophylaxis-versus-preemptive-therapy-in-cytomegalovirus-positive-renal-allograft-recipients-long-term-results-after-7-years-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Oliver Witzke, Martin Nitschke, Michael Bartels, Heiner Wolters, Gunter Wolf, Petra Reinke, Ingeborg A Hauser, Ulrich Alshuth, Volker Kliem
BACKGROUND: The VIPP study compared valganciclovir prophylaxis with preemptive treatment regarding efficacy, safety and long-term graft outcome in CMV-positive (R+) renal transplant recipients. METHODS: Multicenter, open-label, randomized clinical study with a 12-month study phase and a follow-up of up to 84 months. Patients in the prophylaxis group received 2x450 mg/day oral valganciclovir for 100 days adjusted to renal function. Preemptive treatment with 2x900 mg/day valganciclovir was initiated at a viral load of ≥400 CMV copies/mL (PCR) and maintained over ≥14 days, followed by secondary prophylaxis...
November 22, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166283/cardiac-disorders-in-dogs-infected-with-babesia-canis
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M Bartnicki, P Łyp, P Dębiak, M Staniec, S Winiarczyk, K Buczek, Ł Adaszek
The aim of this study was to assess cardiac disorders in dogs infected with B. canis. The study included 50 dogs with babesiosis and 20 healthy control animals. All the animals had haematological tests, ECG, echocardiography and serum troponin I and CK-MB levels checked. The haematology in the group of dogs with babesiosis confirmed thrombocytopaenia in 100% of dogs, decreased haematocrit in 52% and anaemia in 46%. The most common abnormalities in ECG and echocardiography in dogs infected with protozoa included: change in appearance and/or amplitude of the T-wave (34%), increased fractional shortening (24%), an increased sinus rhythm (14%) and heart axis deviation (10%)...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166257/raoultella-planticola-a-rare-cause-of-wound-infection
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Shana S Kalaria, Kristina Elliott, Neal Combs, Linda G Phillips
Raoultella planticola is a gram-negative, aerobic, rod bacterium commonly found in the environment, particularly in water, soil, and fish. This organism has been found to cause a variety of infections, such as necrotizing fasciitis, cystitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, hepatic disease, and soft tissue infections. The authors report the case of a 73-year-old-woman who presented with a R planticola wound infection of her left lower extremity after a dog scratch. She was treated successfully with local wound care using dehydrated human amnion/chorion and oral levofloxacin...
November 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166253/hepatitis-c-virus-patients-risk-factors-and-knowledge-in-an-urban-clinic-providing-wound-care
#11
Barbara Pieper, Katharine Sickon
INTRODUCTION: Affecting about 3.2 million people in the United States, hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the primary cause of chronic liver disease and a global health challenge. Hepatitis C virus can affect the functioning of the liver, the health of the person, and thus wound healing. OBJECTIVE: This quality project explores risk factors of HCV; self-reported screening, occurrence, and treatment; and knowledge of HCV in patients seeking wound care in an urban clinic...
November 20, 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166134/injection-partners-hcv-and-hiv-status-among-rural-persons-who-inject-drugs-in-puerto-rico
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Patrick Habecker, Roberto Abadie, Melissa Welch-Lazoritz, Juan Carlos Reyes, Bilal Khan, Kirk Dombrowski
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV among persons who inject drugs (PWID) and the ability of these diseases to spread through injection networks are well documented in urban areas. However, less is known about injection behaviors in rural areas. OBJECTIVES: This study focuses on the association between the number of self-reported injection partners with the PWID's self-reported HCV and HIV status. Injection networks provide paths for infection and information to flow, and are important to consider when developing prevention and intervention strategies...
November 22, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165954/the-hiv-organ-policy-equity-act-offering-hope-to-individuals-with-end-stage-renal-disease-and-hiv
#13
Emily Arnold
The HIV Organ Policy Equity Act, or HOPE Act, requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop guidelines for research on the transplantation of kidneys and livers from individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) into patients with end stage organ failure who are also infected with HIV. Although signed into law in 2013, the guidelines were not finalized until November 2015. Currently, 18 transplant centers that wish to participate in this research have received Institutional Review Board approval...
May 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165760/factors-responsible-for-mother-to-child-transmission-mtct-of-hiv-1-a-review
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J-F Liu, G Liu, Z-G Li
Many factors have been identified to influence the risk of mother to child transmission (MTCT) of HIV. Chief amongst these is high maternal VL and advanced disease. High maternal viral load (mVL), measured at delivery, has been described as the strongest risk factor for both in utero (IU) and intrapartum (IP) transmission. Similarly, CD4+ T cell count and clinical stage of infection are also the confirmed significant predictors of transmission. Correspondingly, higher mVL in the genital tract has also been independently associated with a higher risk of MTCT of HIV-1...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165684/can-biomarkers-advance-hiv-research-and-care-in-the-art-era
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Amy C Justice, Kristine M Erlandson, Paolo G Miotti, Alan Landay, Peter W Hunt, Russell P Tracy
Despite achieving HIV-1 RNA suppression below levels of detection and, for most, improved CD4 counts, those aging with HIV experience excess low-level inflammation, hypercoagulability, and immune dysfunction (chronic inflammation) compared to demographically and behaviorally similar uninfected individuals. A host of biomarkers that are linked to chronic inflammation are also associated with HIV-associated non-AIDS events including cardiovascular disease, many forms of cancer, liver disease, renal disease, neurocognitive decline, and osteoporosis...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165625/evidence-of-chikungunya-virus-circulation-in-the-terai-region-of-nepal-in-2014-and-2015
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Kishor Pandey, Basu Dev Pandey, Ram Rekha Chaurasiya, Mahesh Thakur, Biswas Neupane, Yogendra Shah, Mya Myat Ngwe Tun, Kouichi Morita
Background: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection is an emerging viral disease in Nepal, with the reported by our laboratories in 2013. Because of the similarity in signs and symptoms to dengue virus (DENV) and misdiagnosis, the under-reporting of CHIKV infection in DENV-endemic areas of Nepal is very common. The aim of the present study is to identify CHIKV infection among patients with febrile illness during the 2014-2015 outbreaks. Methods: A total of 219 serum samples were tested for CHIKV and DENV by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) to detect immunoglobulin M (IgM) and IgG antibodies, with confirmation by a 50% focal reduction neutralization test (FRNT50)...
November 20, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165615/human-herpesvirus-8-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-children-with-interstitial-lung-disease
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Marcelo Comerlato Scotta, Alexandre Todorovic Fabro, Paula Renata Lima Machado, Simone Gusmão Ramos, Maria Célia Cervi, Benedito Antônio Lopes da Fonseca, Fabrizio Motta, Bento Vidal de Moura Negrini
Introduction: Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is associated with the pathogenesis of Kaposi Sarcoma and interstitial pneumonitis in adults. This study aims to evaluate association between HHV-8 and interstitial lung disease in HIV-infected children. Methods: HIV-infected children with interstitial pneumonitis underwent lung biopsies in a tertiary hospital and were investigated for HHV-8, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and immunohistochemistry in lung tissue...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165576/timing-of-first-respiratory-virus-detections-in-infants-a-community-based-birth-cohort-study
#18
Mohinder Sarna, Robert S Ware, Stephen B Lambert, Theo P Sloots, Michael D Nissen, Keith Grimwood
Background: Determining timing of first virus detection episodes (fVDEs) for different respiratory viruses in infants identifies risk periods and informs preventive interventions, including vaccination. We describe the ages and nature of fVDEs in an infant birth cohort, and explore factors associated with increased odds of symptomatic fVDEs. Methods: The Observational Research in Childhood Infectious Diseases (ORChID) study is a community-based birth cohort describing acute respiratory infections in infants until their second birthday...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165524/-bartonella-henselae-infection-the-importance-of-images-for-diagnosis-and-follow-up
#19
M Fernanda Tapia, Reinaldo Rosas, Giancarlo Schiappacasse, Luis Thompson
Bartonella henselae infection is a frequent zoonosis from the domestic cat. It is presented with regional lymphadenitis in the majority of cases. Searching and characterization of lymph nodes by diagnostic imaging can be useful in the differential diagnosis approach, with a clear advantage, because it is a noninvasive method. Currently, new diagnostic imaging techniques improves the quality of screening and characterization of adenopathies, such is the case of PET/CT, which allows a better evaluation of hypermetabolic lymph nodes, without considering the individual growth of each lymph node...
August 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165519/-central-nervous-system-infection-by-bartonella-henselae-associated-with-a-choroid-plexus-papilloma
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Natalia Barnafi, Natalia Conca, Cecilia von Borries, Isabel Fuentes, Francisca Montoya, Elisa Alcalde
Bartonella henselae infection is a prevalent illness in Chile. It presents generally as a cat scratch disease or as a prolonged fever syndrome. There are atypical manifestations, which include central nervous system, bone, cardiac and hepato-esplenic compromised. We present an adolescent case with a history of fever, vomiting and ataxia, whose diagnosis was a central nervous system infection by Bartonella henselae associated with a choroid plexus papilloma. This case corresponds to an unusual presentation, with a challenging diagnosis...
August 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
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