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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332619/clinical-characteristics-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-pulmonary-infections-in-bamako-mali
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B Kone, Y S Sarro, M Maiga, M Sanogo, A M Somboro, B Diarra, A C G Togo, N Coulibaly, B P P Dembele, D Goita, B Baya, A Kone, S Diabaté, M A Polis, M Belson, S Dao, S Orsega, C J Achenbach, R L Murphy, S Diallo, S Siddiqui
The global spread of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) may be due to HIV/AIDS and other environmental factors. The symptoms of NTM and tuberculosis (TB) disease are indistinguishable, but their treatments are different. Lack of research on the epidemiology of NTM infections has led to underestimation of its prevalence within TB endemic countries. This study was designed to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of pulmonary NTM in Bamako. A cross-sectional study which include 439 suspected cases of pulmonary TB...
January 15, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331660/persistent-contamination-of-heater-cooler-units-for-extracorporal-circulation-cured-by-chlorhexidine-alcohol-in-water-tanks
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Sara Romano-Bertrand, Marine Evrevin, Chloé Dupont, Jean-Marc Frapier, Jean-Claude Sinquet, Elodie Bousquet, Bernard Albat, Estelle Jumas-Bilak
Recently, surgical site infections due to non-tuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) have been linked to heater-cooler units (HCUs) contamination. ECDC and manufacturers now recommend the use of hydrogen peroxide in filtered water to fill HCU tanks. After implementation of these measures in our hospital, HCUs became heavily contaminated by opportunistic waterborne pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. No NTM were detected but fast-growing resistant bacteria could impair their detection...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330276/cutaneous-mycobacterium-massiliense-infection-from-tattooing-a-common-yet-under-reported-and-persistent-epidemic-hazard-for-dermatologists
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Lymaries Velez, Jennifer Harb, Stephanie Anuszewski, Stanton Wesson
Tattoo popularity continues to rise, with 3 in 10 Americans bearing at least one. Among tattoo complications, non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has emerged as a global public health concern. NTM infections associated with tattooing of immunocompetent individuals have occurred as sporadic cases and community outbreaks. Water sources are considered the major pathogenic reservoirs. Tattoo-related inoculation has been linked to contamination of ink, either during the manufacturing process or during dilution of black ink using non-sterile water...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321924/lung-mycobacterium-avium-developed-after-removing-an-acupuncture-needle-from-the-lung
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Mikihito Saito, Hajime Kasai, Kengo Shimazu, Takashi Urushibara, Tomohiko Iida, Toshihide Shinozaki
Acupuncture needles can cause non-tuberculosis mycobacteria (NTM) infection on the skin, but there are no reports that acupuncture needles inserted into the lung have caused lung NTM infection. A 63-year-old woman, who underwent removal of a broken acupuncture needle inserted into the lung nine years ago, was admitted with nodules in the right lung. The shadow was positioned where the needle had existed. Partial lung resection of the right lower lobe was performed, and the resected area showed caseous necrosis histopathologically...
January 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321721/antigen-85b-peptidomic-analysis-allows-species-specific-mycobacterial-identification
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Wei Zhang, Qingbo Shu, Zhen Zhao, Jia Fan, Christopher J Lyon, Adrian M Zelazny, Ye Hu
Background: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)-mediated infections are a growing cause of worldwide morbidity, but lack of rapid diagnostics for specific NTM species can delay the initiation of appropriate treatment regimens. We thus examined whether mass spectrometry analysis of an abundantly secreted mycobacterial antigen could identify specific NTM species. Methods: We analyzed predicted tryptic peptides of the major mycobacterial antigen Ag85B for their capacity to distinguish Mycobacterium tuberculosis and three NTM species responsible for the majority of pulmonary infections caused by slow-growing mycobacterial species...
2018: Clinical Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310592/characterization-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacterium-from-humans-and-water-in-an-agropastoral-area-in-zambia
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Ngula Monde, Musso Munyeme, Adrian Muwonge, John Bwalya Muma, Sydney Malama
BACKGROUND: The non-tuberculous mycobacteria include those mycobacterium species that are not members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, the causative agent of pulmonary tuberculosis and Mycobacterium leprae. In Zambia, Non-tuberculous Mycobacteria are gaining recognition as pathogens of public health significance. However, there is scanty information on the isolation and speciation of these organisms for better patient management, consequently reducing the burden of these infections...
January 8, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282007/the-risk-of-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-in-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Wen-Cheng Chao, Ching-Heng Lin, Tsai-Ling Liao, Yi-Ming Chen, Chiann-Yi Hsu, Jun-Peng Chen, Der-Yuan Chen, Hsin-Hua Chen
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection in immunocompromized patients is currently a growing health concern, and we aimed to examine the relative risk of NTM infection in patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) compared with that in non-SS individuals. METHODS: We used the 2003-2012 Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database to identify 6554 incident SS cases during 2007-2012 and selected 98,310 non-SS controls matched (1:15) for age, gender, and the year of first SS diagnosis date after excluding those who had rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus...
December 28, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279831/optimal-dna-isolation-method-for-detection-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-by-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Samira Mohammadi, Bahram Nasr Esfahani, Sharareh Moghim, Hossein Mirhendi, Fatemeh Riyahi Zaniani, Hajieh Ghasemian Safaei, Hossein Fazeli, Mahshid Salehi
Background: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are a group of opportunistic pathogens and these are widely dispersed in water and soil resources. Identification of mycobacteria isolates by conventional methods including biochemical tests, growth rates, colony pigmentation, and presence of acid-fast bacilli is widely used, but these methods are time-consuming, labor-intensive, and may sometimes remain inconclusive. Materials and Methods: The DNA was extracted from NTM cultures using CTAB, Chelex, Chelex + Nonidet P-40, FTA® Elute card, and boiling The quantity and quality of the DNA extracted via these methods were determined using UV-photometer at 260 and 280 nm, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of the heat-shock protein 65 gene with serially diluted DNA samples...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274054/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-mycobacterial-infections-in-farm-and-trade-cattle-in-southwestern-nigeria
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Victor O Akinseye, Muideen D Adebayo, Oghenekaro O Genesis, Olubukola D Adelakun, Simeon I B Cadmus
We evaluated the prevalence of mycobacterial infections (i.e., Mycobacterium bovis and non-tuberculous mycobacteria [NTM]) and their associated risk factors among cattle herds and trade cattle in southwestern Nigeria. Through cross-sectional study design, cattle herds from three locations were screened using the single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin test based on two diagnostic standards; more than 4 mm (˃ 4 mm) and more than 2 mm (˃ 2 mm) cut-off points. Abattoir study involved screening trade cattle for tuberculous lesions...
December 22, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273829/isolated-subcutaneous-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-a-rare-case-initially-mischaracterized-as-a-soft-tissue-malignancy
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Hee Young Choi, Min Hee Lee, Jong-Seok Lee, In Hye Song, Kyung-Ja Cho
The occurrence of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection is rare, and the involvement of the musculoskeletal system is even less common. However, the incidence of soft tissue and skin NTM infection is increasing, particularly in patients who undergo injections and minor surgical procedures. Given the non-specific clinical manifestations of NTM infection, the lack of knowledge among physicians regarding this rare infection could lead to inaccurate and delayed diagnosis. Herein, we present a case of an isolated subcutaneous NTM infection caused by Mycobacterium abscessus in the upper back of an immunocompetent 68-year-old woman...
December 22, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259630/abdominopelvic-tuberculosis-secondary-to-a-nontuberculous-mycobacterium-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Beng Kwang Ng, Kembang Aziah Yakob, Wendy Yin Ling Ng, Pei Shan Lim, Rahana Abd Rahman, Abdul Kadir Abdul Karim, Ani Amelia Zainuddin, Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy
Tuberculosis (TB) remained as one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide despite an overall decline in its incidence rate globally. Extrapulmonary TB is uncommon and only accounts for 10-20% of overall TB disease burden. Abdominopelvic TB is the sixth most common location of extrapulmonary TB. The symptoms and signs are often insidious and nonspecific. Diagnosing abdominopelvic TB can be very challenging at times and poses great difficulties to the clinician. Infection with nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) is even rarer especially in an immunocompetent patient...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250924/non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-isolated-from-lymph-nodes-and-faecal-samples-of-healthy-slaughtered-cattle-and-the-abattoir-environment
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G Ghielmetti, U Friedel, S Scherrer, E Sarno, P Landolt, O Dietz, M Hilbe, C Zweifel, R Stephan
Infections caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are reported as emerging disease in many countries worldwide. The occurrence of NTM in different hosts and their implication as obligate or opportunistic pathogen remain largely unclear. Lymph nodes and faecal samples of clinically healthy Swiss cattle at slaughter were analysed for the presence of NTM. Based on the examined lymph nodes, NTM were detected in 20% of 108 cattle originating from different premises. The 22 isolates belonged to five different species of Mycobacteria (M...
December 17, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223615/differences-in-drug-susceptibility-pattern-between-mycobacterium-avium-and-mycobacterium-intracellulare-isolated-in-respiratory-specimens
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Eun Hye Cho, Hee Jae Huh, Dong Joon Song, Seong Mi Moon, Seung-Heon Lee, So Youn Shin, Chang Ki Kim, Chang-Seok Ki, Won-Jung Koh, Nam Yong Lee
Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is the most common etiologic organisms of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung disease. In this study, we aimed to retrospectively investigate the differences in drug susceptibility patterns of two major MAC species; Mycobacterium avium and Mycobacterium intracellulare. A total of 1883 major two MAC isolates (1060 M. avium and 823 M. intracellulare) from respiratory specimens were included in this study during the period 2011─2016. The minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined by broth microdilution method and MIC50/MIC90 values were derived from MIC distribution...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207758/mycobacterium-fortuitum-infection-at-umbilical-hernioplasty-site
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Bharti Chogtu, Daliparty Vasudev Malik, Rahul Magazine, Vishnu Prasad Shenoy
Non Tuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) are a group of rapidly growing mycobacteria and are generally considered to be of low virulence. Of late, there has been an increase in incidence of infections due to these organisms. Among them, Mycobacterium fortuitum, M. chelonae and M. abscessus are the common species which have been identified. Though they are occasionally implicated in pulmonary infections, NTM are very commonly associated with cutaneous infections, especially surgical site infections. Identification of NTM infection at such sites should be suspected when there is delayed healing of the wound...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206475/whole-blood-gene-expression-in-pulmonary-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-infection
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Steven A Cowman, Joseph Jacob, David M Hansell, Peter Kelleher, Robert Wilson, William O C Cookson, Miriam F Moffatt, Michael R Loebinger
RATIONALE: The factors predisposing towards the development of pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease (pNTM) and influencing disease progression remain unclear. Impaired immune responses have been reported in individuals with pNTM but data are limited and inconsistent. OBJECTIVES: To use gene expression profiling to examine the host response to pNTM. METHODS: Microarray analysis of whole blood gene expression was performed on 25 subjects with pNTM and 27 uninfected controls with respiratory disease...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197331/genotyping-and-drug-susceptibility-testing-of-mycobacterial-isolates-from-population-based-tuberculosis-prevalence-survey-in-ghana
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Kennedy Kwasi Addo, Samuel Ofori Addo, Gloria Ivy Mensah, Lydia Mosi, Frank Adae Bonsu
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and Non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium (NTM) infections differ clinically, making rapid identification and drug susceptibility testing (DST) very critical for infection control and drug therapy. This study aims to use World Health Organization (WHO) approved line probe assay (LPA) to differentiate mycobacterial isolates obtained from tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey in Ghana and to determine their drug resistance patterns. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted whereby a total of 361 mycobacterial isolates were differentiated and their drug resistance patterns determined using GenoType Mycobacterium Assays: MTBC and CM/AS for differentiating MTBC and NTM as well MTBDRplus and NTM-DR for DST of MTBC and NTM respectively...
December 2, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195413/control-system-of-neoclassical-tearing-modes-in-real-time-on-hl-2a-tokamak
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Longwen Yan, Xiaoquan Ji, Shaodong Song, Fan Xia, Yuan Xu, Jiruo Ye, Min Jiang, Wenjin Chen, Tengfei Sun, Shaoyong Liang, Fei Ling, Rui Ma, Mei Huang, Hongpeng Qu, Xianming Song, Deliang Yu, Zhongbin Shi, Yi Liu, Qingwei Yang, Min Xu, Xuru Duan, Yong Liu
The stability and performance of tokamak plasmas are routinely limited by various magneto-hydrodynamic instabilities, such as neoclassical tearing modes (NTMs). This paper presents a rather simple method to control the NTMs in real time (RT) on a tokamak, including the control principle of a feedback approach for RT suppression and stabilization for the NTMs. The control system combines Mirnov, electron cyclotron emission, and soft X-ray diagnostics used for determining the NTM positions. A methodology for fast detection of 2/1 or 3/2 NTM positions with 129 × 129 grid reconstruction is elucidated...
November 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190796/risk-factors-for-the-development-of-chronic-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease
#18
Byung Woo Jhun, Woo Jin Jung, Na Young Hwang, Hye Yun Park, Kyeongman Jeon, Eun-Suk Kang, Won-Jung Koh
Nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease (NTM-LD) is increasingly recognized as an important predisposing condition for the development of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA), but there are limited data on the risk factors for CPA development in NTM-LD patients. We reviewed the medical records of 566 patients who, at the time of diagnosis of NTM-LD, did not have CPA and who received ≥12 months of treatment for NTM-LD between January 2010 and June 2015. Of these patients, 41 (7.2%) developed CPA (NTM-CPA group), whereas the remaining 525 patients did not develop CPA (NTM group)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188063/high-rates-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-isolation-from-patients-with-presumptive-tuberculosis-in-iran
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M J Nasiri, H Dabiri, A A I Fooladi, S Amini, G Hamzehloo, M M Feizabadi
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) can cause disease which can be indistinguishable from tuberculosis (TB), posing a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge, particularly in low- and middle-income settings. We aimed to investigate the mycobacterial agents associated with presumptive clinical pulmonary TB in Iran. A total of 410 mycobacterial isolates, obtained between March 2014 and January 2016, from 7600 clinical samples taken from consecutive cases of presumptive diagnosis of TB were identified. Phenotypic and molecular tests were used to identify the isolated organisms to the species level...
January 2018: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176633/epidemiology-and-predictors-of-ntm-pulmonary-infection-in-taiwan-a-retrospective-five-year-multicenter-study
#20
Hung-Ling Huang, Meng-Hsuan Cheng, Po-Liang Lu, Chin-Chung Shu, Jann-Yuan Wang, Jann-Tay Wang, Inn-Wen Chong, Li-Na Lee
Multicenter, longitudinal studies on nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) pulmonary infection (PI) are lacking. This study provides a 5-year epidemiological overview of NTM-PI in Taiwan and investigated its predictors. The clinical relevance of each respiratory NTM isolate in six hospitals between 2008 and 2014 was determined according to current guidelines. Recurrent episodes were judged by serial bacteriological results. New episodes of NTM-PI and pulmonary colonization (PC) occurring since 2010 were analyzed...
November 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
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