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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810610/microbial-investigations-in-throat-swab-and-tracheal-aspirate-specimens-are-beneficial-to-predict-the-corresponding-endotracheal-tube-biofilm-flora-among-intubated-neonates-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
#1
Yun Pan, Lizhong Du, Qing Ai, Sijie Song, Xiaoli Tang, Danping Zhu, Jialin Yu
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common nosocomial infection in neonatal intensive care units with high morbidity and mortality. Bacterial biofilm in the endotracheal tube (ET) provides a notable and persistent source of pathogens that may cause VAP, and thus is important for VAP detection. However, during intubation microbial investigations in ET, samples are unavailable due to the infeasibility of collecting ET samples during intubation of neonates. It is therefore of great importance to find alternative sources of samples that can help identify the ET biofilm flora...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809141/hpv-11-variability-persistence-and-progression-to-genital-warts-in-men-the-him-study
#2
Ema Flores-Díaz, Karen A Sereday, Silvaneide Ferreira, Bradley Sirak, João Simão Sobrinho, Maria Luiza Baggio, Lenice Galan, Roberto C Silva, Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, Anna R Giuliano, Luisa L Villa, Laura Sichero, The Him Study Group
HPV-11 and HPV-6 are the etiological agents of about 90 % of genital warts (GWs). The intra-typic variability of HPV-11 and its association with infection persistence and GW development remains undetermined. Here, HPV infection in men (HIM) participants who had an HPV-11 genital swab and/or GW, preceded or not by a normal skin genital swab were analysed. Genomic variants were characterized by PCR-sequencing and classified within lineages (A, B) and sublineages (A1, A2, A3, A4). HPV-11 A2 variants were the most frequently detected in the genital swab samples from controls and in both genital swabs and GW samples from cases...
August 15, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807761/mycoplasma-hyopneumoniae-detection-in-nylon-flocked-and-rayon-bud-swabs
#3
Karine L Takeuti, David E S N de Barcellos, Maria Pieters
The objective of this study was to compare the absorption and M. hyopneumoniae detection by real-time PCR using nylon-flocked and rayon-bud swabs. Results of this study showed that absorption and detection of M. hyopneumoniae were significantly higher in nylon-flocked swabs with Ct differences only ranging from 0.5 to 1.7.
August 11, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807644/predictors-of-infectious-complications-after-targeted-prophylaxis-for-prostate-needle-biopsy
#4
Dimitri Papagiannopoulos, Michael Abern, Nathaniel Wilson, Nicholas O'Block, Lester Raff, Christopher Coogan, Kalyan C Latchamsetty
PURPOSE: The incidence of infectious complications after transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate needle biopsy is rising. We sought to identify the incidence and predictors of infection in a large cohort of men undergoing biopsy who receive targeted prophylaxis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed on 5,214 consecutive patients who underwent transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate needle biopsy within Uropartners, a large urology group comprised of 28 clinics within Metropolitan Chicago from January 2013 to December 2014...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806223/modified-cotton-swab-applicator-for-nasal-sphenopalatine-ganglion-nerve-block
#5
Taras Grosh, Diana Ayubcha
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805043/fatal-peste-des-petits-ruminants-disease-in-chowsingha
#6
S Jaisree, R P Aravindhbabu, P Roy, M G Jayathangaraj
This communication reports fatal Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) disease in Chowsingha (Tetracerus quadricornis), a member of the subfamily Bovinae and family Bovidae captured in a Zoological Park. The animals showed clinical signs of acute respiratory disease with frothy nasal discharge (1-2 days) and mortality of twenty animals (80%) within 48 hr. Necropsy of dead Chowsingha showed haemorrhagic patches in trachea and severe congestion of lungs and ocular mucosa. There was no characteristic lesion in the intestine...
August 14, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803415/a-measles-outbreak-in-sindh-pakistan-caused-by-a-genotype-b3-virus
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Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi, Abdul Hameed, Naeem Ali, Massab Umair, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Muhammad Suleman Rana, Salmaan Sharif, Uzma Bashir Aamir, Shahzad Shaukat, Mehar Angez, Adnan Khurshid, Ribqa Akhtar, Nayab Mehmood, Nazish Badar
Measles continues to be a major public health issue causing substantial outbreaks worldwide, mostly affecting young children. Molecular analysis of measles viruses provides important information on outbreak linkages and transmission pathways that can be helpful towards implementation of appropriate control programs. In Pakistan, the control of measles is still tenuous, and progress towards elimination has been irregular and challenging. In the 2013 measles outbreak we received 4,682 sera collected from suspected patients in 23 districts across Sindh...
August 12, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801105/rectal-swab-screening-assays-of-public-health-importance-in-molecular-diagnostics-sample-adequacy-control
#8
Sanja Glisovic, Shaun Eintracht, Yves Longtin, Matthew Oughton, Ivan Brukner
Rectal swabs are routinely used by public health authorities to screen for multi-drug resistant enteric bacteria including vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Screening sensitivity can be influenced by the quality of the swabbing, whether performed by the patient (self-swabbing) or a healthcare practitioner. One common exclusion criterion for rectal swabs is absence of "visible soiling" from fecal matter. In our institution, this criterion excludes almost 10% of rectal swabs received in the microbiology laboratory...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799824/high-prevalence-of-asymptomatic-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-pregnant-women-in-a-low-income-south-african-community
#9
Maanda Mudau, Remco P Peters, Lindsey De Vos, Dawie H Olivier, Dvora J Davey, Edwin S Mkwanazi, James A McIntyre, Jeffrey D Klausner, Andrew Medina-Marino
There is a lack of evidence on the burden of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) among HIV-infected pregnant women in South Africa. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of HIV-infected pregnant women in two healthcare facilities in a South African township to determine the prevalence of CT, NG and TV. HIV-infected pregnant women were recruited during the first antenatal care visit for their current pregnancy and requested to self-collect vulvovaginal swab specimens...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799061/transrectal-rigid-hybrid-notes-cholecystectomy-can-be-performed-without-peritoneal-contamination-a-controlled-porcine-survival-study
#10
Philip C Müller, Jonas D Senft, Philip Gath, Daniel C Steinemann, Felix Nickel, Adrian T Billeter, Beat P Müller-Stich, Georg R Linke
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The risk of infectious complications due to peritoneal contamination is a major concern and inhibits the widespread use of transrectal NOTES. A standardized rectal washout with a reversible colon occlusion device in situ has previously shown potential in reducing peritoneal contamination. The aim of this study was to compare the peritoneal contamination rate and inflammatory reaction for transrectal cholecystectomy after ideal rectal preparation (trCCE) and standard laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lapCCE) in a porcine survival experiment...
August 10, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798890/evaluation-of-cortez-onestep-chlamydia-rapicard%C3%A2-insta-test-for-the-detection-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-in-pregnant-women-at-mbare-polyclinic-in-harare-zimbabwe
#11
Stephen Stephen, Chiwoneso Gwyneth Elizabeth Muchaneta-Kubara, Marshall Wesley Munjoma, Gibson Mandozana
BACKGROUND: Cervical chlamydia infection poses high risk of pregnancy complications and neonatal infection. Reference methods for the detection of chlamydia infection are not available for routine use in developing countries. Point-of-care (POC) tests can bridge this gap. This study evaluated Cortez Onestep Chlamydia Rapicard™ insta test for the detection of Chlamydia trachomatis in pregnant women at Mbare Polyclinic and determined the prevalence of C. trachomatis. METHODS: This was a cross sectional study in 242 pregnant women aged ≥18 years attending their first ANC visit at Mbare polyclinic in Harare, Zimbabwe...
2017: International Journal of MCH and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797322/2015-16-seasonal-vaccine-effectiveness-against-hospitalisation-with-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-and-b-among-elderly-people-in-europe-results-from-the-i-move-project
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Marc Rondy, Amparo Larrauri, Itziar Casado, Valeria Alfonsi, Daniela Pitigoi, Odile Launay, Ritva K Syrjänen, Giedre Gefenaite, Ausenda Machado, Vesna Višekruna Vučina, Judith Krisztina Horváth, Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz, Sierk D Marbus, Alin Gherasim, Jorge Alberto Díaz-González, Caterina Rizzo, Alina E Ivanciuc, Florence Galtier, Niina Ikonen, Aukse Mickiene, Veronica Gomez, Sanja Kurečić Filipović, Annamária Ferenczi, Monika R Korcinska, Rianne van Gageldonk-Lafeber, Marta Valenciano
We conducted a multicentre test-negative case-control study in 27 hospitals of 11 European countries to measure 2015/16 influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE) against hospitalised influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and B among people aged ≥ 65 years. Patients swabbed within 7 days after onset of symptoms compatible with severe acute respiratory infection were included. Information on demographics, vaccination and underlying conditions was collected. Using logistic regression, we measured IVE adjusted for potential confounders...
July 27, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797286/prevalence-and-drug-susceptibility-pattern-of-group-b-streptococci-gbs-among-pregnant-women-attending-antenatal-care-anc-in-nekemte-referral-hospital-nrh-nekemte-ethiopia
#13
Hylemariam Mihiretie Mengist, Olifan Zewdie, Adugna Belew, Regea Dabsu
OBJECTIVE: The main objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and drug susceptibility pattern of group B Streptococci (GBS) among pregnant women. The specific objectives include; (1) To determine the prevalence of GBS colonization among pregnant women (2) To determine the drug susceptibility pattern of GBS among pregnant women and (3) To identify associated risk factors with GBS colonization among pregnant women. RESULTS: The median age of the participants was 24...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797285/large-cholera-outbreak-in-brong-ahafo-region-ghana
#14
Charles Lwanga Noora, Kofi Issah, Ernest Kenu, Emmanuel George Bachan, Robert Domo Nuoh, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Paulina Appiah, Timothy Letsa
BACKGROUND: A nationwide outbreak of Vibrio cholerae occurred in Ghana in 2014 with Accra, the nation's capital as the epi-center. The outbreak spread to the Brong Ahafo Region (BAR) which is geographically located in the middle of the country. In this region a review of data collected during the outbreak was carried out and analyzed descriptively to determine the hot spots and make recommendations for effective response to future outbreaks. METHODS: A review of patient records and line lists of cases of cholera reported in all hospitals during the period of the outbreak (July-December 2014) was conducted...
August 10, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796768/emm-type-distribution-of-group-a-streptococcus-isolates-from-the-throat-swabs-of-children-living-in-areas-with-a-high-northland-and-gisborne-or-low-palmerston-north-incidence-of-acute-rheumatic-fever
#15
Noah Mhlanga, Grace Sharp, Mary Nulsen
AIM: To assess the circulating emm types of pharyngeal isolates of group A streptococcus (GAS) among school children living in Northland, the Gisborne region and Palmerston North, New Zealand. METHODS: GAS were isolated from throat swabs sent to laboratories in Northland (197 in 2013) and Gisborne (115 in 2014-15) and from children enrolled in the Palmerston North Solar Ventilation Project (70 in 2013-14). The incidences of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) cases in the three regions in 2014 were 9, 19...
August 11, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796760/acute-flaccid-myelitis-among-children-washington-september-november-2016
#16
Jesse Bonwitt, Amy Poel, Chas DeBolt, Elysia Gonzales, Adriana Lopez, Janell Routh, Krista Rietberg, Natalie Linton, James Reggin, James Sejvar, Scott Lindquist, Catherine Otten
In October 2016, Seattle Children's Hospital notified the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and CDC of a cluster of acute onset of limb weakness in children aged ≤14 years. All patients had distinctive spinal lesions largely restricted to gray matter detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), consistent with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). On November 3, DOH issued a health advisory to local health jurisdictions requesting that health care providers report similar cases. By January 24, 2017, DOH and CDC had confirmed 10 cases of AFM and excluded two suspected cases among residents of Washington during September-November 2016...
August 11, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796148/pain-and-antisepsis-after-ocular-administration-of-povidone-iodine-versus-chlorhexidine
#17
Carmen Oakley, Penny Allen, Joobin Hooshmand, Brendan J T Vote
PURPOSE: To investigate ocular bacterial count before and after antisepsis with aqueous chlorhexidine (AC) or povidone-iodine (PI) and to assess discomfort with each agent. METHODS: Bacterial swabs were taken from participants' eyes before and after antisepsis. These underwent microscopy, culture, and sensitivity testing. Aqueous chlorhexidine drops were administered to left eyes and PI to right eyes. Participants rated their pain (scale 0-10) for each eye but were blinded to the type of drop...
August 8, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795077/sensitive-molecular-diagnostics-for-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
#18
Orli Sagi, Anat Berkowitz, Shlomi Codish, Victor Novack, Aviv Rashti, Fouad Akad, Yonat Shemer-Avni
BACKGROUND: Rapid diagnosis of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) and identification of Leishmania species is highly important for the disease management. In Israel, CL is caused mainly by Leishmania major and Leishmania tropica species. METHODS: We established an easy to handle point of care lesion-swabbing, combined with a highly sensitive multiplex real time PCR (multiplex qPCR) for accurate and rapid diagnosis of Leishmania species. RESULTS: Using three probes: one general for: Leishmania species, and two specific for L major, and L tropica, we screened 1783 clinical samples collected during two years...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794179/evaluation-of-the-copan-fecalswab%C3%A2-as-specimen-type-for-use-in-xpert%C3%A2-c-difficile-assay
#19
Michael J Mashock, Matthew L Faron, Blake W Buchan, Nathan A Ledeboer
Liquid based microbiology (LBM) devices incorporating flocked swabs and preservation medium eases transport of specimens and improves specimen yield compared to traditional fiber wound swabs; however, the performance of LBM collection devices has not been evaluated in many molecular assays. It is unclear how the differences in matrix and specimen loading with an LBM device will affect test performance compared to traditional collection devices. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of specimens collected in FecalSwab™ transport medium (Copan Diagnostics, Murrieta CA) compared to unpreserved stool using the Cepheid Xpert C...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793861/viral-and-bacterial-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-in-hospital-health-care-workers-over-time-and-association-with-symptoms
#20
C Raina MacIntyre, Abrar Ahmad Chughtai, Yi Zhang, Holly Seale, Peng Yang, Joshua Chen, Yang Pan, Daitao Zhang, Quanyi Wang
BACKGROUND: Bacterial colonisation of the respiratory tract is commonly described and usually thought to be of no clinical significance. The aim of this study was to examine the presence and significance of bacteria and viruses in the upper respiratory tract of healthcare workers (HCWs), and association with respiratory symptoms. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in China and 223 HCWs were recruited from fever clinics and respiratory, paediatric, emergency/Intensive medication wards...
August 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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