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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920417/effects-of-deoxynivalenol-and-zearalenone-contaminated-feed-on-the-gene-expression-profiles-in-the-kidneys-of-piglets
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Kondreddy Eswar Reddy, Woong Lee, Jin Young Jeong, Yookyung Lee, Hyun-Jeong Lee, Min Seok Kim, Dong-Woon Kim, Dongjo Yu, Ara Cho, Young Kyoon Oh, Sung Dae Lee
Objective: Fusarium mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN), common contaminants in the feed of farm animals, cause immune function impairment and organ inflammation. Consequently, the main objective of this study was to elucidate DON and ZEN effects on the mRNA expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and other immune related genes in the kidneys of piglets. Methods: Fifteen 6-week-old piglets were randomly assigned to three dietary treatments for 4 weeks: control diet, and diets contaminated with either 8 mg DON/kg feed or 0...
September 18, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919720/text-messaging-to-decrease-tuberculosis-treatment-attrition-in-tb-hiv-coinfection-in-uganda
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Sabine M Hermans, Sawsan Elbireer, Harriet Tibakabikoba, Bas J Hoefman, Yukari C Manabe
BACKGROUND: Low tuberculosis (TB) treatment completion rates in sub-Saharan Africa are an important driver of multidrug resistance. Mobile technology-based interventions have been shown to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa. We aimed to test the effect of a short-message service (SMS) intervention on loss to follow-up (LFU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this quasi-experimental study, all adult, literate, HIV-infected patients with mobile phone access diagnosed with TB between November 2010 and October 2011 in an urban clinic in Uganda were eligible to receive adherence and appointment reminders and educational quizzes during the first 8 weeks of TB treatment...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911359/interferon-gamma-response-to-the-treatment-of-active-pulmonary-and-extra-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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L Liang, R Shi, X Liu, X Yuan, S Zheng, G Zhang, W Wang, J Wang, K England, L E Via, Y Cai, L C Goldfeder, L E Dodd, C E Barry, R Y Chen
BACKGROUND: Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) release assays (IGRAs) are used to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) but not to measure treatment response. OBJECTIVE: To measure IFN-γ response to active anti-tuberculosis treatment. DESIGN: Patients from the Henan Provincial Chest Hospital, Henan, China, with TB symptoms and/or signs were enrolled into this prospective, observational cohort study and followed for 6 months of treatment, with blood and sputum samples collected at 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 16 and 24 weeks...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903160/safety-of-systemic-agents-for-the-treatment-of-pediatric-psoriasis
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Inge M G J Bronckers, Marieke M B Seyger, Dennis P West, Irene Lara-Corrales, Megha Tollefson, Wynnis L Tom, Marcia Hogeling, Leah Belazarian, Claus Zachariae, Emmanuel Mahé, Elaine Siegfried, Sandra Philipp, Zsuzsanna Szalai, Ruth Ann Vleugels, Kristen Holland, Ruth Murphy, Eulalia Baselga, Kelly Cordoro, Jo Lambert, Alex Alexopoulos, Ulrich Mrowietz, Wietske Kievit, Amy S Paller
Importance: Use of systemic therapies for moderate to severe psoriasis in children is increasing, but comparative data on their use and toxicities are limited. Objective: To assess patterns of use and relative risks of systemic agents for moderate to severe psoriasis in children. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective review was conducted at 20 centers in North America and Europe, and included all consecutive children with moderate to severe psoriasis who used systemic medications or phototherapy for at least 3 months from December 1, 1990, to September 16, 2014...
September 13, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885972/use-of-rifapentine-and-isoniazid-directly-observed-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-a-military-clinic
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Janelle Jinbo, Michael Lustik, Gordon F West, Megan Kloetzel
BACKGROUND: There are 8.6 million cases of active tuberculosis (TB) worldwide, and an estimated one-third of the world population has latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). In the United States, up to 80% of active cases may be caused by untreated reactivated latent infection. A case of TB can spread rapidly impacting the readiness of a unit. To prevent the development of TB, it is critical that active duty service members with LTBI complete treatment. The use of isoniazid (INH) and rifapentine (RPT) as a directly observed therapy (DOT) treatment option was recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in late 2011...
September 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879157/evaluation-of-the-sd-bioline-tb-ag-mpt64-test-for-identification-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-from-liquid-cultures-in-southwestern-uganda
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Patrick Orikiriza, Dan Nyehangane, Daniel Atwine, John J Kisakye, Kennedy Kassaza, Juliet-Mwanga Amumpaire, Yap Boum
BACKGROUND: To confirm presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, some tuberculosis culture laboratories still rely on para-nitrobenzoic acid (PNB), a traditional technique that requires sub-culturing of clinical isolates and two to three weeks to give results. Rapid identification tests have improved turnaround times for mycobacterial culture results. Considering the challenges of the PNB method, we assessed the performance of the SD Bioline TB Ag MPT64 assay by using PNB as gold standard to detect M...
2017: African Journal of Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874368/immunodeficiency-and-intermittent-dosing-promote-acquired-rifamycin-monoresistance-in-murine-tuberculosis
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Sang-Won Park, Rokeya Tasneen, Paul J Converse, Eric L Nuermberger
More permissive preclinical models may be useful in evaluating anti-tuberculosis regimens for their propensity to select drug-resistant mutants. To evaluate whether acquired rifamycin monoresistance could be recapitulated in mice and, if so, to evaluate the effects of immunodeficiency, intermittent dosing and drug exposures. Athymic nude and BALB/c mice were infected. Controls received daily rifapentine alone or 2 months of rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol, followed by 4 months of rifampin/isoniazid, either daily or twice-weekly with one of two isoniazid doses...
September 5, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827417/pharmacokinetics-tolerability-and-bacteriological-response-of-600-900-and-1200-mg-rifampicin-daily-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tb
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R E Aarnoutse, G S Kibiki, K Reither, H H Semvua, F Haraka, C M Mtabho, S G Mpagama, J van den Boogaard, I M Sumari-de Boer, C Magis-Escurra, M Wattenberg, J G M Logger, L H M Te Brake, M Hoelscher, S H Gillespie, A Colbers, P P J Phillips, G Plemper van Balen, M J Boeree
Background. In a multiple dose ranging trial we have previously evaluated higher doses of rifampicin in patients for two weeks. The objectives of the current study were to administer higher doses of rifampicin for a longer period to compare pharmacokinetics, safety/tolerability and bacteriological activity of such regimens.Methods. In a double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, phase II clinical trial (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00760149) 150 Tanzanian TB patients were randomized to receive either 600 (approximately 10 mg/kg), 900 or 1200 mg rifampicin combined with standard doses of isoniazid, pyrazinamide and ethambutol administered daily for two months...
August 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821234/incident-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-household-contacts-of-infectious-tuberculosis-patients-in-brazil
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Edward C Jones-López, Carlos Acuña-Villaorduña, Geisa Fregona, Patricia Marques-Rodrigues, Laura F White, David Jamil Hadad, Lucilia Pereira Dutra-Molina, Solange Vinhas, Avery I McIntosh, Mary Gaeddert, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Rodrigues, Padmini Salgame, Moises Palaci, David Alland, Jerrold J Ellner, Reynaldo Dietze
BACKGROUND: In household contact investigations of tuberculosis (TB), a second tuberculin skin test (TST) obtained several weeks after a first negative result consistently identifies individuals that undergo TST conversion. It remains unclear whether this delay in M. tuberculosis infection is related to differences in the infectious exposure, TST boosting, partial host resistance, or some other factor. METHODS: We conducted a household contact study Vitória, Brazil...
August 18, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819600/extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-of-the-lumbar-spine-in-a-six-year-old-child-a-case-report
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Siddharth Sanjay Shah, Aakanksha Arvind Goregaonkar, Arvind Balkrishna Goregaonkar
INTRODUCTION: The emergence of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) is a challenging paradigm shift faced by the TB control programs worldwide today. The treatment is further compounded with unique management difficulties faced in pediatric patients. Treatment of XDR-TB requires prolonged chemotherapy with second-line drugs which offer lesser potency and increased risk of drug-related side effects. We present a case of spinal XDR-TB in a child, managed with extended second-line antitubercular chemotherapy (ATT)...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818066/hepatoprotective-and-antioxidant-effects-of-single-clove-garlic-against-ccl4-induced-hepatic-damage-in-rabbits
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Khalid Mohammed Naji, Elham Shukri Al-Shaibani, Fatima A Alhadi, Safa'a Abdulrzaq Al-Soudi, Myrene R D'souza
BACKGROUND: The increase in demand and consumption of single clove garlic or 'Solo garlic' (Allium sativum) has resulted in an increase in research on its therapeutic properties. The present study aims to evaluate the antioxidant activities, oxidant-scavenging efficiency and preventive effects of SCG (single clove garlic) and MCG (multi clove garlic) on CCl4-induced acute hepatotoxicity in male rabbits. METHODS: For this purpose, rabbits were orally administered with 3 ml of CCl4 /kg of body weight, followed by 0...
August 17, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817675/deaths-during-tuberculosis-treatment-among-paediatric-patients-in-a-large-tertiary-hospital-in-nigeria
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Aishatu L Adamu, Muktar H Aliyu, Najiba Aliyu Galadanci, Baba Maiyaki Musa, Muktar A Gadanya, Auwalu U Gajida, Taiwo G Amole, Imam W Bello, Safiya Gambo, Ibrahim Abubakar
BACKGROUND: Despite availability of effective cure, tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of death in children. In many high-burden countries, childhood TB is underdiagnosed and underreported, and care is often accessed too late, resulting in adverse treatment outcomes. In this study, we examined the time to death and its associated factors among a cohort of children that commenced TB treatment in a large treatment centre in northern Nigeria. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of children that started TB treatment between 2010 and 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813625/detection-of-first-line-drug-resistance-mutations-and-drug-protein-interaction-dynamics-from-tuberculosis-patients-in-south-india
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Somanna Ajjamada Nachappa, Sumana M Neelambike, Chokkanna Amruthavalli, Nallur B Ramachandra
Diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis predominantly relies on culture-based drug susceptibility testing, which take weeks to produce a result and a more time-efficient alternative method is multiplex allele-specific PCR (MAS-PCR). Also, understanding the role of mutations in causing resistance helps better drug designing. AIMS: To evaluate the ability of MAS-PCR in the detection of drug resistance and to understand the mechanism of interaction of drugs with mutant proteins in Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
August 16, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811354/safety-and-efficacy-of-baricitinib-through-128-weeks-in-an-open-label-longterm-extension-study-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Edward C Keystone, Mark C Genovese, Douglas E Schlichting, Inmaculada de la Torre, Scott D Beattie, Terence P Rooney, Peter C Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety and efficacy of baricitinib in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) up to 128 weeks in a phase IIb study (NCT01185353). METHODS: After a 24-week blinded period, eligible patients entered an initial 52-week open-label extension (OLE); patients receiving 8 mg once daily (QD) continued with that dose and all others received 4 mg QD. Doses could be escalated to 8 mg QD at 28 or 32 weeks at investigator discretion when ≥ 6 tender and ≥ 6 swollen joints were present...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805143/a-pre-term-infant-of-32-weeks-gestation-with-congenital-tuberculosis-treated-successfully-with-antituberculosis-chemotherapy
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Xiaoyi Fang, Ruizhi Mai, Jizhong Guo, Niyang Lin
An infant of 32 weeks gestation was separated from her mother at birth for treatment of hyaline membrane disease and, on recovery, was cared for by adoptive parents. At 25 days, she was treated for pneumonia with immunoglobulins and multiple antibiotics and appeared to respond. Her symptoms recurred at 8 weeks and tuberculosis was confirmed by detection in an acid-fast bacilli smear of gastric aspirate. Her mother presented with disseminated tuberculosis with meningitis 1 month after delivery. Criteria for the diagnosis of congenital tuberculosis in the infant were confirmed...
August 14, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793052/cordyceps-sinensis-promotes-immune-regulation-and-enhances-bacteriostatic-activity-of-pa-824-via-il-10-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-disease
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D G Li, Z X Ren
PA-824 is a novel bicyclic nitroimidazole anti-tuberculosis (TB) drug. Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc. (CS) was proven to be a good immunomodulatory compound. This research aimed to investigate the effect of CS on PA-824 in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) infected mice (female CBA/J mice, 6 to 8 weeks of age and 20±2 g of weight). Mice were randomly assigned to 4 groups: PA-824, CS, PA-824+CS, and control. To verify the effect of PA-824 and CS on M.tb, after drug administration, mice lungs were harvested and bacterial colony formations were measured...
August 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767658/evaluation-of-antibody-responses-to-panels-of-m-tuberculosis-antigens-as-a-screening-tool-for-active-tuberculosis-in-uganda
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Priya B Shete, Resmi Ravindran, Emily Chang, William Worodria, Lelia H Chaisson, Alfred Andama, J Lucian Davis, Paul A Luciw, Laurence Huang, Imran H Khan, Adithya Cattamanchi
BACKGROUND: Improved systematic screening of high-risk groups is a key component of the tuberculosis (TB) elimination strategy endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). We used a multiplex microbead immunoassay to measure antibody responses to 28 M. tuberculosis (M.tb) antigens, and assessed whether combinations of antibody responses achieve accuracy thresholds required for a TB screening test. METHODS: A random selection of plasma samples obtained from consecutive HIV-negative adults who were admitted to Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda with cough ≥2 weeks' but <6 months' duration were analyzed for serological response to 28 M...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761946/treatment-of-latent-tuberculosis-infection-an-updated-network-meta-analysis
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Dominik Zenner, Netta Beer, Ross J Harris, Marc C Lipman, Helen R Stagg, Marieke J van der Werf
Background: Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is an important component of tuberculosis (TB) control, and this study updates a previous network meta-analysis of the best LTBI treatment options to inform public health action and programmatic management of LTBI. Purpose: To evaluate the comparative efficacy and harms of LTBI treatment regimens aimed at preventing active TB among adults and children. Data Sources: PubMed, Embase, and Web of Science from indexing to 8 May 2017; clinical trial registries; and conference abstracts...
August 15, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748003/patient-attitudes-towards-community-based-tuberculosis-dot-and-adherence-to-treatment-in-an-urban-setting-kampala-uganda
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Sempeera Hassard, Anguzu Ronald, Kawooya Angella
INTRODUCTION: High Tuberculosis treatment default rate (17%) and sub-optimal treatment completion rates (45%) has burdened Kampala. Nevertheless, there are observable increase in the number of patients on TB DOT; from 6% to 29% in two consecutive annual reports. The main objective was to determine the association of TB patient attitudes towards community-based observers on the TB drug adherence on directly observed treatment for TB in Kampala. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried out in Lubaga division, Kampala...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747959/effect-of-prophylactic-use-of-silymarin-on-anti-tuberculosis-drugs-induced-hepatotoxicity
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Eunyoung Heo, Deog Kyeom Kim, So Hee Oh, Jung-Kyu Lee, Ju-Hee Park, Hee Soon Chung
BACKGROUND: The first line of anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs are the most effective standard of drugs for TB. However, the use of these drugs is associated with hepatotoxicity. Silymarin has protective effects against hepatotoxicity of anti-TB drugs in animal models. This study aims to investigate the protective effect of silymarin on hepatotoxicity caused by anti-TB drugs. METHODS: This is a prospective, randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled study. Patients were eligible if they were 20 years of age or order and started the first-line anti-tuberculosis drugs...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
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