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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615931/inhaled-indacaterol-for-the-treatment-of-copd-patients-with-destroyed-lung-by-tuberculosis-and-moderate-to-severe-airflow-limitation-results-from-the-randomized-infinity-study
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Cheong-Ju Kim, Hyoung-Kyu Yoon, Myung-Jae Park, Kwang-Ha Yoo, Ki-Suck Jung, Jeong-Woong Park, Seong Yong Lim, Jae Jeong Shim, Yong Chul Lee, Young-Sam Kim, Yeon-Mok Oh, Song Kim, Chul-Gyu Yoo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); however, few clinical studies have investigated treatment effectiveness in COPD patients with destroyed lung by TB. The Indacaterol effectiveness in COPD patients with Tuberculosis history (INFINITY) study assessed the efficacy and safety of once-daily inhaled indacaterol 150 µg for the treatment of Korean COPD patients with destroyed lung by TB and moderate-to-severe airflow limitation...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614357/risk-factors-that-may-be-driving-the-emergence-of-drug-resistance-in-tuberculosis-patients-treated-in-yangon-myanmar
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Mishal S Khan, Coll Hutchison, Richard J Coker
BACKGROUND: The majority of new tuberculosis cases emerging every year occur in low and middle-income countries where public health systems are often characterised by weak infrastructure and inadequate resources. This study investigates healthcare seeking behaviour, knowledge and treatment of tuberculosis patients in Myanmar-which is facing an acute drug-resistant tuberculosis epidemic-and identifies factors that may increase the risk of emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis. METHODS: We randomly selected adult smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients diagnosed between September 2014 and March 2015 at ten public township health centres in Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611374/efficacy-and-safety-of-mycobacterium-indicus-pranii-as-an-adjunct-therapy-in-category-ii-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-randomized-trial
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Surendra K Sharma, Kiran Katoch, Rohit Sarin, Raman Balambal, Nirmal Kumar Jain, Naresh Patel, Kolluri J R Murthy, Neeta Singla, P K Saha, Ashwani Khanna, Urvashi Singh, Sanjiv Kumar, A Sengupta, J N Banavaliker, D S Chauhan, Shailendra Sachan, Mohammad Wasim, Sanjay Tripathi, Nilesh Dutt, Nitin Jain, Nalin Joshi, Sita Ram Raju Penmesta, Sumanlatha Gaddam, Sanjay Gupta, Bakulesh Khamar, Bindu Dey, Dipendra K Mitra, Sunil K Arora, Sangeeta Bhaskar, Rajni Rani
Prolonged treatment of tuberculosis (TB) often leads to poor compliance, default and relapse, converting primary TB patients into category II TB (Cat IITB) cases, many of whom may convert to multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). We have evaluated the immunotherapeutic potential of Mycobacterium indicus pranii (MIP) as an adjunct to Anti-Tubercular Treatment (ATT) in Cat II pulmonary TB (PTB) patients in a prospective, randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, multicentric clinical trial. 890 sputum smear positive Cat II PTB patients were randomized to receive either six intra-dermal injections (2 + 4) of heat-killed MIP at a dose of 5 × 10(8) bacilli or placebo once in 2 weeks for 2 months...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605426/biomarkers-of-cerebral-injury-and-inflammation-in-pediatric-tuberculous-meningitis
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Ursula K Rohlwink, Katya Mauff, Katalin A Wilkinson, Nico Enslin, Emmanuel Wegoye, Robert J Wilkinson, Anthony A Figaji
Background: Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) leads to death or disability in half the affected individuals. Tools to assess severity and predict outcome are lacking. Neuro-specific biomarkers could serve as markers of the severity and evolution of brain injury, but have not been widely explored in TBM. We examined biomarkers of neurological injury (neuromarkers) and inflammation in pediatric TBM and their association with outcome. Methods: Blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of children with TBM and hydrocephalus taken on admission and over 3 weeks were analysed for neuromarkers S100B, neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), and multiple inflammatory markers...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604316/when-students-become-patients-tb-disease-among-medical-undergraduates-in-cape-town-south-africa
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Helene-Mari Van der Westhuizen, Angela Dramowski
BACKGROUND: Medical students acquire latent tuberculosis (TB) infection at a rate of 23 cases/100 person-years. The frequency and impact of occupational TB disease in this population are unknown. METHODS: A self-administered questionnaire was distributed via email and social media to current medical students and recently graduated doctors (2010 - 2015) at two medical schools in Cape Town. Individuals who had developed TB disease as undergraduate students were eligible to participate...
May 24, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587081/tea-drinking-and-its-association-with-active-tuberculosis-incidence-among-middle-aged-and-elderly-adults-the-singapore-chinese-health-study
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Avril Zixin Soh, An Pan, Cynthia Bin Eng Chee, Yee-Tang Wang, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon-Puay Koh
Experimental studies showed that tea polyphenols may inhibit growth of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. However, no prospective epidemiologic study has investigated tea drinking and the risk of active tuberculosis. We investigated this association in the Singapore Chinese Health Study, a prospective population-based cohort of 63,257 Chinese aged 45-74 years recruited between 1993 and 1998 in Singapore. Information on habitual drinking of tea (including black and green tea) and coffee was collected via structured questionnaires...
May 25, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572226/a-clinical-enigma-of-ongoing-constrictive-pericarditis
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Deacon Zhao Jun Lee, Reshma Amin, John Baksi, Robert Gerber
A 59-year-old lady presented with a 1-week history of orthopnoea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea, night sweats and a productive cough. She had no recent history of travel. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed preserved left ventricular systolic function with abnormal pericardial thickening and restrictive left ventricular filling consistent with pericardial constriction. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging confirmed a globally thickened pericardium and showed evidence of pericardial inflammation and constrictive physiology...
June 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28565845/significance-of-new-blood-vessels-in-the-pathogenesis-of-temporomandibular-joint-osteoarthritis
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Jianlin Liu, Juan Dai, Yansong Wang, Siyu Lai, Suwen Wang
We studied the significance of new blood vessels in the pathogenesis of temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis (TMJOA). Fifteen 8-week-old female Sprague-Dawley rats were selected to establish TMJOA models of gradually induced occlusal disorders. Five rats were sacrificed at 4, 8 and 16 weeks, and histological exam was conducted along with micro-computed tomography observation on the condyle specimen. The distribution and number of new blood vessels breaking were observed through the tidemark through CD34 immunofluorescence staining...
May 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559276/population-pharmacokinetic-model-linking-plasma-and-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-pbmcs-concentrations-of-efavirenz-and-its-metabolite-8-hydroxy-efavirenz-in-hiv-patients
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Abiy Habtewold, Eleni Aklillu, Eyasu Makonnen, Getnet Yimer, Leif Bertilsson, Jürgen Burhenne, Joel S Owen
Objectives: To characterize the population PK of EFV and 8-hydroxy-efavirenz (8OHEFV) in plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and explore covariates affecting the PK parameters.Methods: Fifty-one patients had steady-state 0-24h plasma with corresponding PBMC concentrations of EFV and 8OHEFV, while 261 patients had 1 or 2 sparse concentrations at 16±1h post-dose at weeks 4 and/or 16. Pharmacogenetic markers CYP2B6*6, CYP3A5 (*3 &*6);, UGT2B7*2, ABCB1 (3435C<T, 3842A<G), OATP1B1 (*1B & *5), presence of rifampicin-based anti-TB regimen, baseline body weight and organ function values; and demographic factors were explored as covariates...
May 30, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549584/suture-compression-induced-midpalatal-suture-chondrocyte-apoptosis-with-increased-caspase-3-caspase-9-bad-bak-bax-and-bid-expression
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Tingting Lan, Hanchi Zhao, Bilu Xiang, Jun Wang, Yang Liu
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies found bone resorption and chondrocytes loss in mouse models of mid-palatal suture when given continuous compressive force, although chondrocytes response remained unknown. Herein, we design this study to determine how continuous compression force induces chondrocytes apoptosis. METHODS: Thirty C57BL/6 male mice (aged 6 weeks) were randomly assigned into controls (not ligated to a spring), blank controls (ligated with no compression) and the compression group (ligated with 20-g compression)...
May 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547750/management-of-long-term-therapy-with-biological-drugs-in-psoriatic-patients-with-latent-tuberculosis-infection-in-real-life-setting
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Andrea Conti, Stefano Piaserico, Paolo Gisondi, Giulia Odorici, Giovanna Galdo, Claudia Lasagni, Giovanni Pellacani
Psoriatic patients with latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) need a prophylaxis before starting a treatment with biological drugs. The aim of this study is to investigate the safety and efficacy of prophylaxis of LTBI in psoriatic patients receiving long-term biological drugs. The study included 56 patients (42 male and 14 female) affected by moderate-to-severe psoriasis (mean PASI: 12.8 ± 6.9 SD) treated with anti-TNF-α and/or anti IL 12, 23 and/or anti-CD11 drugs with a diagnosis of LTBI. LTBI diagnosis was based on tuberculin skin test and/or QuantiFERON TB Gold test positivity and chest X-ray suggestive, without clinical, or microbiological evidence of active disease...
May 26, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511392/the-diagnostic-value-of-urine-lipoarabinomannan-lam-antigen-in-childhood-tuberculosis
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Agustin Iskandar, Erlin Nursiloningrum, Maimun Zulhaidah Arthamin, Ery Olivianto, Mas Slamet Chandrakusuma
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB) in children is difficult because the clinical presentation is not specific, the chest X-ray interpretation has low accuracy and sputum sample is difficult to obtain. Antigen detection test such as rapid urine LAM is a non-invasive alternative for diagnosing TB . Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) is the main component of M.tuberculosis cell wall. AIM: To determine the diagnostic value of urinary LAM antigen for diagnosis of childhood TB...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505015/virologic-response-to-first-line-efavirenz-or-nevirapine-based-antiretroviral-therapy-in-hiv-infected-african-children
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Adeodata Kekitiinwa, Alexander J Szubert, Moira Spyer, Richard Katuramu, Victor Musiime, Tawanda Mhute, Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, Oscar Senfuma, Ann Sarah Walker, Diana M Gibb
BACKGROUND: Poorer virologic response to nevirapine- versus efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been reported in adult systematic reviews and pediatric studies. METHODS: We compared drug discontinuation and viral load (VL) response in ART-naïve Ugandan/Zimbabwean children ≥3 years of age initiating ART with clinician-chosen nevirapine versus efavirenz in the ARROW trial. Predictors of suppression <80, <400 and <1000 copies/mL at 36, 48 and 144 weeks were identified using multivariable logistic regression with backwards elimination (P = 0...
June 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482418/-cerebrospinal-fluid-adenosine-deaminase-and-its-dynamic-changes-in-tuberculous-meningitis
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X L Li, L P Ma, H M Chen, L Q Zhang, X G Wu, M Q Gao
Objective: To explore the diagnostic value of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) adenosine deaminase (ADA) level in tuberculous meningitis. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 139 patients (73 males, 66 females) who visited Beijing Chest Hospital for suspected TBM from January 2010 to June 2015. Of them, 99 patients were diagnosed to have TBM, with 45 males and 54 females, and a mean age of (33±15) years. Forty patients were diagnosed as having Non-TBM, with 28 males and 12 females, and a mean age of (35±18) years...
May 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472255/clinical-outcomes-of-patients-with-drug-resistant-tuberculous-meningitis-treated-with-an-intensified-antituberculosis-regimen
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A Dorothee Heemskerk, Mai Thi Hoang Nguyen, Ha Thi Minh Dang, Chau Van Vinh Nguyen, Lan Huu Nguyen, Thu Dang Anh Do, Thuong Thuy Thuong Nguyen, Marcel Wolbers, Jeremy Day, Thao Thi Phuong Le, Bang Duc Nguyen, Maxine Caws, Guy E Thwaites
Background.: Drug-resistant tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is difficult to diagnose and treat. Mortality is high and optimal treatment is unknown. We compared clinical outcomes of drug-resistant and -susceptible TBM treated with either standard or intensified antituberculosis treatment. Methods.: We analyzed the influence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance on the outcomes of patients with TBM enrolled into a randomized controlled trial comparing a standard, 9-month antituberculosis regimen (containing rifampicin 10 mg/kg/day) with an intensified regimen with higher-dose rifampicin (15 mg/kg/day) and levofloxacin (20 mg/kg/day) for the first 8 weeks...
May 4, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449659/vitamin-d-and-activated-vitamin-d-in-tuberculosis-in-equatorial-malaysia-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Anna P Ralph, Muhammad Redzwan S Rashid Ali, Timothy William, Kim Piera, Uma Parameswaran, Elspeth Bird, Christopher S Wilkes, Wai Khew Lee, Tsin Wen Yeo, Nicholas M Anstey
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency (low plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25D] concentration) is often reported in tuberculosis. Adjunctive vitamin D has been tested for its potential to improve treatment outcomes, but has proven largely ineffective. To better understand vitamin D in tuberculosis, we investigated determinants of 25D and its immunologically active form, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25D), their inter-relationship in tuberculosis, longitudinal changes and association with outcome...
April 27, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441064/bacillus-calmette-guerin-alleviates-airway-inflammation-and-remodeling-by-preventing-tgf-%C3%AE-1-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Xinrui Tian, Xinli Tian, Rujie Huo, Qin Chang, Guoping Zheng, Yan Du, Yan Chen, Bo Niu
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is a potent agent for the prevention of tuberculosis. Current studies have regarded BCG as an immunomodulator. However, there is little information on whether it can be used to inhibit airway inflammation and airway remodeling caused by asthma. Therefore, in this study, we investigate the role of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in airway inflammation and airway remodeling as well as the possible therapeutic mechanism of BCG for the treatment of asthma. Wistar rats were sensitized and challenged by ovalbumin for 2 weeks or 8 weeks...
April 25, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429905/maintenance-vitamin-d3-dosage-requirements-in-chinese-women-with-post-menopausal-osteoporosis-living-in-the-tropics
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Yogeswari Venugopal, Sharifah F Wan Muhamad Hatta, Nurbazlin Musa, Siti Abdul Rahman, Jeyakantha Ratnasingam, Sharmila Sunita Paramasivam, Lee Ling Lim, Luqman Ibrahim, Karen Choong, Alexander Tb Tan, Karuthan Chinna, Siew Pheng Chan, Shireene R Vethakkan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) dose required to maintain sufficiency in non- Caucasian women with postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) inthe tropics has not been well studied. Some guidelines mandate 800-1000 IU vitamin D/day but the Endocrine Society (US) advocates 1500-2000 IU/day to maintain 25-hydroxyvitamin-D (25(OH)D) concentration at >75 nmol/L. We aimed to establish oral cholecalciferol dose required to maintain 25(OH)D concentration at >75 nmol/L in PMO Chinese Malaysian women, postulating lower dose requirements amongst light-skinned subjects in the tropics...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419514/activation-of-tlr7-inhibition-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-survival-by-autophagy-in-raw-264-7-macrophages
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Meng Bao, Zhengjun Yi, Yurong Fu
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of regulation of TLR7 on Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) survival in macrophages. TLR7 expression in macrophages infected by Mtb was detected by RT-PCR and Western blotting. Regulation of TLR7 was achieved by single strand RNA (ssRNA) or siRNA. The effects of TLR7 on Mtb survival and cell viability were detected by acid fast staining and cell counting kit-8, respectively. Cell ultrastructure was observed via transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and autophagy related protein LC3 was analyzed by Western blotting...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416342/long-term-safety-and-tolerability-of-apremilast-in-patients-with-psoriasis-pooled-safety-analysis-for-%C3%A2-156%C3%A2-weeks-from-2-phase-3-randomized-controlled-trials-esteem-1-and-2
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Jeffrey Crowley, Diamant Thaçi, Pascal Joly, Ketty Peris, Kim A Papp, Joana Goncalves, Robert M Day, Rongdean Chen, Kamal Shah, Carlos Ferrándiz, Jennifer C Cather
BACKGROUND: Randomized, controlled trials demonstrated efficacy and safety of apremilast for moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. OBJECTIVE: Assess long-term safety of oral apremilast in psoriasis patients. METHODS: Safety findings are reported for 0 to ≥156 weeks from the Efficacy and Safety Trial Evaluating the Effects of Apremilast in Psoriasis (ESTEEM) 1 and 2. RESULTS: The 0 to ≥156-week apremilast-exposure period included 1184 patients treated twice daily with apremilast 30 mg (1902...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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