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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109010/a-novel-isothermal-amplification-based-method-to-detect-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex
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Dongxin Liu, Bing Zhao, Xichao Ou, Huiwen Zheng, Aijing Ma, Wencong He, Shengfen Wang, Yang Zhou, Hui Xia, Yang Zheng, Ping Hou, Guangxue He, Yanlin Zhao
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is the causative agent of pulmonary tuberculosis. Rapid and accurate diagnosis is crucial to tuberculosis control and prevention. A series of diagnostic methods has been available for MTB detection; however, new rapid, simple and affordable methods are needed. In this study, a multiple cross displacement amplification (MCDA)-based assay was developed to detect the IS6110 gene of the M. tuberculosis complex. Hydroxy naphthol blue (HNB), a colorimetric indicator, was used to detect amplification products...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050771/host-blood-rna-signatures-predict-the-outcome-of-tuberculosis-treatment
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Ethan G Thompson, Ying Du, Stephanus T Malherbe, Smitha Shankar, Jackie Braun, Joe Valvo, Katharina Ronacher, Gerard Tromp, David L Tabb, David Alland, Shubhada Shenai, Laura E Via, James Warwick, Alan Aderem, Thomas J Scriba, Jill Winter, Gerhard Walzl, Daniel E Zak
Biomarkers for tuberculosis treatment outcome will assist in guiding individualized treatment and evaluation of new therapies. To identify candidate biomarkers, RNA sequencing of whole blood from a well-characterized TB treatment cohort was performed. Application of a validated transcriptional correlate of risk for TB revealed symmetry in host gene expression during progression from latent TB infection to active TB disease and resolution of disease during treatment, including return to control levels after drug therapy...
December 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966035/comparison-of-three-molecular-assays-for-detection-of-enteric-viruses-in-stool-samples
#3
Haciba Moudjahed, Claire Pinçon, Kazali Alidjinou, Anny Dewilde, Anne Goffard
Three molecular assays (FTD(®) Viral GE from Fast-track diagnostics, RIDA(®)GENE VSP1 from R-Biopharm, and Xpert Norovirus from Cepheid) were compared for virus detection in acute diarrhea samples. RIDA(®)GENE and FTD(®) Viral GE showed perfect/almost perfect agreement for Rotavirus, Sapovirus and Norovirus, substantial agreement for Adenovirus, and moderate agreement for Astrovirus.
September 29, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911354/drug-resistance-patterns-among-extra-pulmonary-tuberculosis-cases-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-north-india
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S K Sharma, J Chaubey, B K Singh, R Sharma, A Mittal, A Sharma
BACKGROUND: xtra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is a growing public health concern, and data on drug resistance are limited. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Specimens from 2468 clinically diagnosed EPTB patients received at the Intermediate Reference Laboratory (IRL) of a tertiary centre in India were subjected to Ziehl-Neelsen staining, Xpert® MTB/RIF testing, liquid culture and drug susceptibility testing (DST) using automated BACTEC MGIT™ 960™. Line-probe assay (LPA) was performed on all culture-positive isolates...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902596/evaluation-of-a-rapid-molecular-drug-susceptibility-test-for-tuberculosis
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Yingda L Xie, Soumitesh Chakravorty, Derek T Armstrong, Sandra L Hall, Laura E Via, Taeksun Song, Xing Yuan, Xiaoying Mo, Hong Zhu, Peng Xu, Qian Gao, Myungsun Lee, Jongseok Lee, Laura E Smith, Ray Y Chen, Joon Sung Joh, YoungSoo Cho, Xin Liu, Xianglin Ruan, Lili Liang, Nila Dharan, Sang-Nae Cho, Clifton E Barry, Jerrold J Ellner, Susan E Dorman, David Alland
BACKGROUND: Fluoroquinolones and second-line injectable drugs are the backbone of treatment regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and resistance to these drugs defines extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. We assessed the accuracy of an automated, cartridge-based molecular assay for the detection, directly from sputum specimens, of Mycobacterium tuberculosis with resistance to fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides, and isoniazid. METHODS: We conducted a prospective diagnostic accuracy study to compare the investigational assay against phenotypic drug-susceptibility testing and DNA sequencing among adults in China and South Korea who had symptoms of tuberculosis...
September 14, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879159/molecular-characterisation-of-rifampicin-resistant-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-strains-from-malawi
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Tarsizio Chikaonda, Irene Ketseoglou, Nelson Nguluwe, Robert Krysiak, Isaac Thengolose, Felix Nyakwawa, Nora E Rosenberg, Christopher Stanley, James Mpunga, Irving F Hoffman, Maria A Papathanasopoulos, Mina Hosseinipour, Lesley Scott, Wendy Stevens
BACKGROUND: Availability and access to the detection of resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs remains a significant challenge in Malawi due to limited diagnostic services. The Xpert(®) MTB/RIF can detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis and resistance to rifampicin in a single, rapid assay. Rifampicin-resistant M. tuberculosis has not been well studied in Malawi. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine mutations in the rifampicin resistance determining region (RRDR) of the rpoB gene of M...
2017: African Journal of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856222/comparison-of-clinical-methods-for-detecting-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae
#7
Kirsten Kost, Jumi Yi, Beverly Rogers, Robert Jerris
We evaluated detection of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) by routine minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) testing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using Xpert® Carba-R assay, hydrolysis of ertapenem and imipenem detected by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS), and hydrolysis by colorimetry using the EPI-CRE assay. Ninety-six Enterobacteriaceae isolates possessing carbapenemase genes and 29 carbapenem-susceptible Enterobacteriaceae were available for testing...
August 2017: Pract Lab Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669674/verification-of-the-cepheid-xpert-carba-r-assay-for-the-detection-of-carbapenemase-genes-in-bacterial-isolates-cultured-on-alternative-solid-culture-media
#8
H Tanner
The Xpert Carba-R (Cepheid) is a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for detection and differentiation of five common carbapenemase genes. If used according to manufacturer's instructions, bacterial isolates tested must be cultured on blood or MacConkey agar. This study confirms that the assay performs well against a diverse panel of bacterial isolates with known carbapenemase genes. It also demonstrates that the assay performs well using three solid agar culture media that have not been recommended by the PCR assay's manufacturer: CLED (cystine-, lactose-, and electrolyte-deficient), ChromID CARBA-SMART, and a nutrient slope...
November 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621047/clinical-value-of-polymerase-chain-reaction-in-detecting-group-b-streptococcus-during-labor
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Dorothea Maria Koppes, Antonius Arnoldus Cornelis Maria Vriends, Michiel van Rijn, Antonine Dimphne van Heesewijk
AIM: To reduce the intrapartum use of antibiotics in women with prolonged rupture of the membranes (PROM) by restriction of antibiotics to women who are colonized with group B streptococci (GBS), as identified with the Cepheid Gene Xpert polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for detecting GBS. METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial among full-term delivering women with PROM. Fifty-four women were enrolled, based on a power calculation with a significance level of 5% and a power of 95%...
June 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583076/diagnostic-accuracy-of-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests-naats-in-urine-for-genitourinary-tuberculosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carlos Altez-Fernandez, Victor Ortiz, Majid Mirzazadeh, Luis Zegarra, Carlos Seas, Cesar Ugarte-Gil
BACKGROUND: Genitourinary tuberculosis is the third most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Diagnosis is difficult because of unspecific clinical manifestations and low accuracy of conventional tests. Unfortunately, the delayed diagnosis impacts the urinary tract severely. Nucleic acid amplification tests yield fast results, and among these, new technologies can also detect drug resistance. There is lack of consensus regarding the use of these tests in genitourinary tuberculosis; we therefore aimed to assess the accuracy of nucleic acid amplification tests in the diagnosis of genitourinary tuberculosis and to evaluate the heterogeneity between studies...
June 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573471/emergence-of-clostridium-difficile-tcdc-variant-078-in-marseille-france
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N Cassir, N Fahsi, G Durand, J-C Lagier, D Raoult, P-E Fournier
The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the epidemiology of hypervirulent Clostridium difficile ribotypes from January 2013 to February 2017 in the Marseille area of southern France. By using the Xpert Clostridium difficile Epi polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay and sequencing the tcdC gene, we characterised C. difficile isolates from symptomatic patients diagnosed with C. difficile infection (CDI) in Marseille university hospitals. We first tested retrospectively 278 C. difficile samples isolated from January 2013 to December 2014 and observed a high prevalence of isolates with tcdC mutations and deletions previously described in both hypervirulent ribotypes RT027 and RT078 (16...
October 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564629/comparison-between-roche-and-xpert-in-hiv-1-rna-quantitation-a-high-concordance-between-the-two-techniques-except-for-a-crf02_ag-subtype-variant-with-high-viral-load-titters-detected-by-roche-but-undetected-by-xpert
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Boaz Avidor, Natalia Matus, Shirley Girshengorn, Svetlana Achsanov, Simona Gielman, Irene Zeldis, Inbal Schweitzer, Amos Adler, Dan Turner
BACKGROUND: HIV-1 viral load (VL) testing is important to predict viral progression and to monitor the response to antiretroviral therapy. New HIV-1 VL tests are continuously introduced to the market. Their performance is usually compared to Abbott and/or Roche HIV-1 VL assays, as reference. The Xpert HIV-1 VL test was recently introduced, but its performance compared to Roche has not been sufficiently studied. OBJECTIVES: To compare the Xpert assay with Roche and to assess its use in the HIV clinical laboratory...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558662/evaluation-of-gene-xpert-for-routine-diagnosis-of-hiv-associated-tuberculosis-in-nigeria-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Maxwell Oluwole Akanbi, Chad Achenbach, Babafemi Taiwo, John Idoko, Agatha Ani, Yetunde Isa, Oche Agbaji, Christiana Ukoli, Patrick Akande, Mamoudou Maiga, Robert Leo Murphy
BACKGROUND: Xpert MTB/Rif (Xpert) is described as a game changer in tuberculosis (TB) control. We evaluated the impact of Xpert on diagnosis, time to treatment, and treatment outcome among patients with HIV associated TB in Nigeria. METHODS: Adults with HIV being evaluated for pulmonary TB (PTB) were consecutively enrolled into the study cohort. At baseline, expectorated sputa were examined using Xpert and smear microscopy for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and acid fast bacilli, respectively...
May 30, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515213/rapid-identification-of-five-classes-of-carbapenem-resistance-genes-directly-from-rectal-swabs-by-use-of-the-xpert-carba-r-assay
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Nicholas M Moore, Rafael Cantón, Edoardo Carretto, Lance R Peterson, Robert L Sautter, Maria M Traczewski
Carbapenemase-producing organisms (CPO) have been identified by global health leaders as an urgent threat. Detection of patients with gastrointestinal carriage of CPO is necessary to interrupt their spread within health care facilities. In this multisite study, we assessed the performance of the Xpert Carba-R test, a rapid real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay that detects five families of carbapenemase genes (blaIMP, blaKPC, blaNDM, blaOXA-48, and blaVIM) directly from rectal swab specimens. Using dual swabs, specimens from 755 patients were collected and tested prospectively...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490246/evaluation-of-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-children-with-presumed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-papua-new-guinea
#15
Sharon Kasa Tom, Henry Welch, Cornelia Kilalang, Nakapi Tefuarani, John Vince, Evelyn Lavu, Karen Johnson, Ruth Magaye, Trevor Duke
BACKGROUND: The Gene Xpert MTB/ RIF assay (Xpert) is used for rapid, simultaneous detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and rifampicin resistance. This study examined the accuracy of Xpert in children with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). METHODS: Children admitted to Port Moresby General Hospital with suspected PTB were prospectively enrolled between September 2014 and March 2015. They were classified into probable, possible and TB-unlikely groups...
May 11, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486175/ileocaecal-and-transverse-colonic-tuberculosis-mimicking-colonic-malignancy-a-case-report
#16
Prashant Lakhe, Asma Khalife, Jayashri Pandya
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal tuberculosis is common in the developing world especially in the lower socioeconomic groups. In elderly, it may mimic malignancy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old female presented with a 6 month history of diffuse pain in abdomen with low grade fever and loss of weight and appetite. Clinically, differential of malignancy of the large bowel was considered. The computerized tomography(CT) scan of the abdomen revealed a diffuse concentric long segmental thickening of terminal ileum, ileo ceacal junction, ascending colon and narrowing of the transverse colonic end of the splenic flexure suggesting an infective etiology...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475796/real-life-clinical-practice-of-using-the-xpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-thailand
#17
Kamon Kawkitinarong, Gompol Suwanpimolkul, Pairaj Kateruttanakul, Weerawat Manosuthi, Sasiwimol Ubolyam, Jiratchaya Sophonphan, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Kiat Ruxrungtham
Background: Delayed diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) and drug-resistant TB are major challenges of TB control in Thailand. This study assessed the practicality of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay in a real-life setting with high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). Methods: This prospective study was conducted at 3 large tertiary care hospitals. Patients who had suspected PTB were enrolled into the study. Expectorated sputum samples were sent for staining, mycobacterial culture, and Xpert MTB/RIF...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351283/evaluation-of-genexpert-mtb-rif-for-detecting-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-a-hospital-in-china
#18
Tingyu Tang, Fang Liu, Xiaoling Lu, Qingdong Huang
Objective To evaluate the performance of GeneXpert MTB/RIF in diagnosing pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in China. Methods This cross-sectional study included sputum specimens of 240 suspected TB cases. Specimens were examined by light microscopy for the presence of acid-fast bacilli, which were cultured by the BACTEC MGIT 960 (M960) system and detected by the GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay. The positive rate, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV), and average turnaround time of methods were evaluated...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274126/-selection-of-laboratory-procedures-to-detect-toxigenic-by-the-2-step-method
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Yoko Tanino, Mai Kodama, Hiroomi Daicho, Yoshito Miyauchi, Towa Yasumoto, Yukiji Yamada, Noriko Kyotani, Satoko Kurahashi, Masaji Ushiyama, Takeshi Kimura, Toshiaki Komori, Yumiko Fujitomo, Masaki Nakanishi, Naohisa Fujita
The 2-step method is an algorithm to detect toxigenic Clostridium difficile. We herein compared the sensitivities and specificities of an enzyme immunoassay (toxin A/B-EIA), toxigenic culture (TC-EIA), Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification assay (LAMP), and Xpert C. difficile (Xpert) with the detection of the toxin B gene by a polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The results obtained showed that the sensitivities and specificities of toxin A/B-EIA, Xpert, TC-EIA, and LAMP were 30 and 100%, 87.2 and 100%, 97.5 and 89...
March 22, 2017: JARMAM: Journal of the Association for Rapid Method and Automation in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238388/multicenter-evaluation-of-the-revised-rida%C3%A2-quick-test-n1402-for-rapid-detection-of-norovirus-in-a-diagnostic-laboratory-setting
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Stijn Jonckheere, Nadine Botteldoorn, Patricia Vandecandelaere, Johan Frans, Wim Laffut, Guy Coppens, Anne Vankeerberghen, Hans De Beenhouwer
The updated RIDA® QUICK (N1402) immunochromatographic assay (R-Biopharm) for detection of norovirus was evaluated during a prospective, multicenter study using 771 stool samples from patients with gastroenteritis. Compared to real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-rtPCR) as gold standard, the RIDA® QUICK had an overall sensitivity of 72.8% (91/125) and a specificity of 99.5% (640/643). Genotype analysis of the polymerase (ORF1) and capsid (ORF2) region of the genome indicated that the RIDA® QUICK assay could detect a broad range of genotypes including new variants (15 of 125 positive samples) which were detected by an in-house SYBR®Green RT-rtPCR, but not by the RIDA® GENE PCR PG1415 (R-Biopharm) and mostly not by the RIDA® GENE PCR PG1405 and the Xpert® Norovirus assay (Cepheid)...
May 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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