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Basant Kumar, Vijai Dutta Upadhyaya, Sandeep Kumar Rahul, Laxmi Kant Bharti, Ram Nawal Rao, Sheo Kumar
Background: To analyse our experience with acute presentations of abdominal tuberculosis (TB) in children for early diagnosis and management. Materials and Methods: From December 2010 to April 2016, available electronic and operation theatre (OT) records of 17 patients with confirmed diagnosis of abdominal TB were analysed retrospectively. Parameters reviewed were age, sex, presentations, diagnostic investigations, surgery/intervention performed, final outcome and follow-up...
July 2017: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
Lucie Cluver, Franziska Meinck, Elona Toska, F Mark Orkin, Rebecca J Hodes, Lorraine Sherr
OBJECTIVE(S): HIV-positive adolescents have low ART-adherence, with consequent increased risks of mortality, morbidity and viral resistance. Despite high rates of violence against children in the Africa region, no known studies have tested impacts on HIV-positive adolescents. We examine associations of ART-adherence with adolescent violence victimisation by caregivers, teachers, peers, community members, and healthcare providers. DESIGN AND METHODS: HIV-positive adolescents were interviewed (n = 1060), and clinic biomarker data collected...
March 15, 2018: AIDS
Mariona Camps-Bossacoma, Francisco J Pérez-Cano, Àngels Franch, Margarida Castell
Background: A 10% cocoa-enriched diet influences immune system functionality including the prevention of the antibody response and the induction of lower immunoglobulin (Ig) concentrations. However, neither cocoa polyphenols nor cocoa fiber can totally explain these immunoregulatory properties. Objectives: This study aimed to establish the influence of cocoa theobromine in systemic and intestinal Ig concentrations and to determine the effect of cocoa or theobromine feeding on lymphoid tissue lymphocyte composition...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nutrition
Christine Sekaggya-Wiltshire, Amrei von Braun, Mohammed Lamorde, Bruno Ledergerber, Allan Buzibye, Lars Henning, Joseph Musaazi, Ursula Gutteck, Paolo Denti, Miné de Kock, Alexander Jetter, Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Nadia Eberhard, Joshua Matovu, Moses Joloba, Daniel Muller, Yukari C Manabe, Moses R Kamya, Natascia Corti, Andrew Kambugu, Barbara Castelnuovo, Jan S Fehr
Background: The relationship between concentrations of anti-tuberculosis (TB) drugs, sputum conversion and treatment outcome remains unclear. We sought to determine the association between anti-TB drug concentrations and sputum conversion among TB-HIV co-infected patients on first-line anti-TB drugs. Method: We enrolled HIV-infected Ugandans with pulmonary TB. Estimation of first-line anti-TB drug concentrations was performed 1, 2, and 4 hours after drug intake at 2, 8, and 24 weeks of TB treatment...
March 3, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Katarina Niward, Linnea Ek Blom, Lina Davies Forsman, Judith Bruchfeld, Erik Eliasson, Thomas Schön, Erja Chryssanthou, Jakob Paues
The plasma tuberculosis drug activity (TDA) assay may be an alternative tool for therapeutic drug monitoring in resource limited settings. In tuberculosis (TB) patients (n=30), TDA and plasma levels of first-line drugs were analysed two hours post dose, two weeks after treatment initiation. Patients with plasma levels of rifampicin below 8 mg/L had significantly lower median TDA (1.40 vs 1.68, p=0.0013). TDA may be used to identify TB patients with suboptimal rifampicin levels during TB treatment.
February 26, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Lydia Nakiyingi, Prossy Nakanwagi, Jessica Briggs, Tifu Agaba, Frank Mubiru, Mark Mugenyi, Willy Ssengooba, Moses L Joloba, Yukari C Manabe
BACKGROUND: Smear microscopy lacks sensitivity especially in HIV co-infection, resulting in undiagnosed tuberculosis (TB) and high mortality. The loop-mediated isothermal amplification (TB-LAMP) assay can be staged with minimal infrastructure, is rapid, low cost and detection can be with the naked eye. We assessed feasibility and performance of Eiken TB-LAMP test at point-of-need in TB diagnosis in a high prevalence TB/HIV rural setting in Uganda. METHODS: From October 2013-February 2014, TB-LAMP testing was performed on sputum specimens from outpatient presumptive TB adults at a district hospital and two low-level health centers in Kiboga District where smear microscopy is the available routine diagnostic option...
February 21, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Bei-Bei Yang, Hua Xiao, Xiao-Jie Li, Min Zheng
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of etanercept (ETN) plus methotrexate (MTX) in patients with rhupus without using corticosteroids. METHODS: Twenty rhupus patients [meeting the criteria for both rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)] who had never been treated with corticosteroids, DMARDs, or biological agents with a 28-joint Disease Activity Score (DAS28) >3.2 and lupus nephritis determined from histopathological specimens were enrolled...
January 2018: Discovery Medicine
Lian-Guo Wu, Feng-Qing Wu, Hua Chen
OBJECTIVE: To observe inhibitory effect of zoledronic acid on polyethylene particle-induced periprosthetic osteolysis model. METHODS: Thirty male adult specific-pathogen-free SD rats (weighted 250 to 300 g) were randomly divided into sham group, model group, and zoledronic acid group, 10 in each group. Modeling were building by titanium screws and polyethylene particles implanted into right femur of rats, sham group and model group were performed hypodermic injection by 0...
December 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Leonardo Martinez, David M le Roux, Whitney Barnett, Attie Stadler, Mark P Nicol, Heather J Zar
Background: Tuberculosis is a leading cause of global childhood mortality. However, the epidemiology and burden of tuberculosis in infancy is not well understood. We aimed to investigate tuberculin skin test conversion and tuberculosis in the Drakenstein Child Health study, a South African birth cohort in a community in which tuberculosis incidence is hyperendemic. Methods: In this prospective birth cohort study, we enrolled pregnant women older than 18 years who were between 20 and 28 weeks' gestation and who were attending antenatal care in a peri-urban, impoverished South African setting...
January 2018: Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Xiao-Lin Shi, Bo-Cheng Liang, Peng Wu, Bo Wang, Zhen-Yu Shi, Ling-Cheng Kong, Jian-Liang Yao, Jun-Jun Huang, Chun-Wen Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects and related mechanisms of total flavone of epimedium treatment(TFE)on primary callus for mation in ovariectomized rats. METHODS: Forty male SD rats weighted from 209 to 246 g and aged 6 to 8 weeks were selected. Six weeks after ovariectomy a femur fracture model with middiaphyseal segment fracture was established, estimated and randomly divided into TFE group (150 mg·kg⁻¹·d⁻¹) and control group(received saline). HE staining was used to evaluate the morphologic difference of primary callus during the bone callus healing between these two groups...
August 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Xinfeng Lin, Qilong Jiang, Jiduo Liu, Fu Zhao, Weitao Chen
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare hyperinflammatory syndrome characterized by fever, pancytopenia and splenomegaly. The underlying hemophagocytosis occurs primarily in the bone marrow, liver and lymph nodes. Multiple microbiological agents, including cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of HLH. The present study presents a case of HLH associated with Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides infection treated successfully with clindamycin...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Song Sun, Shan Zheng, Xuexin Lu, Gong Chen, Yangyang Ma, Lian Chen, Kuiran Dong
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine the predictive index for prognosis in patients with biliary atresia (BA). METHODS: A total of 71 patients were divided into two groups. Group A included 39 postoperative BA patients who survived for more than 5 years with normal liver function and did not present cirrhosis, and group B included 32 patients who died from liver failure within 1 year after surgery. The clinical data of the two study groups were compared, and liver pathology was evaluated using a scoring system...
February 9, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
Angeline Thomas, Els F M Dobbels, Priscilla E Springer, Christelle Ackermann, Mark F Cotton, Barbara Laughton
The first case of Glutaric aciduria Type 1(GA1) in an African child was reported in 2001. GA1 has a prevalence of 1:5000 in black South Africans. Although early diagnosis is essential for a favourable outcome, newborn screening is not routine in South Africa where an estimated 320,000 children have HIV infection. Neurodevelopmental delay and encephalopathy are complications of both HIV and GA1. In such a setting it is important to recognise that HIV and GA1 can occur simultaneously. We present an HIV-infected South African male child of Xhosa descent with macrocephaly who commenced combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) at 8 weeks of age in a clinical trial which included a neurodevelopmental sub-study...
February 9, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
Vandana Midha, Ramit Mahajan, Varun Mehta, Vikram Narang, Arshdeep Singh, Kirandeep Kaur, Ajit Sood
Background/Aims: Data on the efficacy and safety of the adalimumab biosimilar Exemptia are limited. Methods: Patients with moderate-to-severe active steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis (UC) treated at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, India were offered cyclosporine A, biologicals or biosimilars, or surgery. A retrospective analysis was conducted on patients who were treated with the adalimumab biosimilar, Exemptia. These patients were administered an induction dosing schedule of 160 mg Exemptia at week 0, 80 mg at week 2, and then 40 mg every other week from week 4 to 8...
January 2018: Intestinal Research
Lin Chen, Jun Cheng, Bo Li, Fang-Biao Zhan, You Zhang, Shi-Long Feng
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical effects of posterior debridement, interbody fusion with internal fixation in the treatment of lumbar discitis. METHODS: The clinical data of 13 patients with lumbar discitis treated from January 2005 to June 2012 was retrospectively analyzed. There were 9 males and 4 females, aged from 31 to 68 years old with an average of 56 years old. There were 2 cases on L3, 4, 4 cases on L4, 5, and 7 cases on L5S1. Two cases complicated with diabetes, 4 cases with hypertension, and 1 case with obsolete pulmonary tuberculosis...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Chao-Feng Guo, Hong-Qi Zhang, Qi-le Gao, Jin-Yang Liu, Jian-Huang Wu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effects, indications and key techniques of debridement, internal fixation, and reconstruction with titanium mesh in lumbar tuberculosis via a posterior-only approach in adults. METHODS: The clinical data of 26 patients with monosegment lumbar tuberculosis treated with surgery from March 2012 to March 2014 was retrospectively analyzed. Among them, 15 cases were male and 11 cases were female, and patients' age ranged from 21 to 68 years old (average, 44...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Thu Hang Pham, Jonathan Peter, Fernanda C Q Mello, Tommy Parraga, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan, Pamela Nabeta, Eloise Valli, Tatiana Caceres, Keertan Dheda, Susan E Dorman, Doris Hillemann, Christen M Gray, Mark D Perkins
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of TB-LAMP, a manual molecular tuberculosis (TB) detection method, and provide comparison to the Xpert MTB/RIF assay. METHODS: In a large multicentre study, two sputum samples were collected from participants with TB symptoms in reference laboratories in Peru, South Africa, Brazil, and Vietnam. Each sample was tested with TB-LAMP. The reference standard consisted of four direct smears, four cultures, and clinical and radiological findings...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
Bishnu Rath Giri, Ram Hari Chapagain, Samana Sharma, Sandeep Shrestha, Sunita Ghimire, P Ravi Shankar
BACKGROUND: Earthquakes impact child health in many ways. Diseases occurring immediately following an earthquake have been studied in field based hospitals but studies on the inpatient disease pattern among children without trauma in a permanent hospital setup is lacking. METHODS: We examined the diagnoses of all children without trauma, admitted to Kanti Children's Hospital, Kathmandu for fifteen-week duration (from 4th week to end of the 18th week) following the 7...
February 5, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Michael D Shields, Fahad ALQahtani, Michael P Rivey, James C McElnay
We describe, for the first time, the use of a mobile device platform for remote direct observation of inhaler use and technique. The research programme commenced with a rapid systematic review of mobile device (or videophone) use for direct observation of therapy (MDOT). Ten studies (mainly pilots) were identified involving patients with tuberculosis, sickle cell disease and Alzheimer's disease. New studies are ongoing ( website) in TB, stroke, sickle cell disease, HIV and opioid dependence...
2018: PloS One
Ruth N Moro, Nigel A Scott, Andrew Vernon, Naomi K Tepper, Stefan V Goldberg, Kevin Schwartzman, Chi-Chiu Leung, Neil W Schluger, Robert W Belknap, Richard E Chaisson, Masahiro Narita, Elizabeth S Machado, Marta Lopez, Jorge Sanchez, Margarita E Villarino, Timothy R Sterling
RATIONALE: Data are limited regarding the safety of 12-dose once-weekly isoniazid (900 mg) plus rifapentine (900 mg) (3HP) for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) treatment during pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To assess safety and pregnancy outcomes among pregnant women who were inadvertently exposed to study medications in two LTBI trials (PREVENT TB or iAdhere) evaluating 3HP and 9 months of daily isoniazid (300 mg) (9H). METHODS: Data from reproductive age (15-51 years) women who received ≥1 study dose of 3HP or 9H in either trial were analyzed...
February 2, 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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