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Isuru Chamika Indeewara Kahandawaarachchi, Gayani Samadara Premawansa, Wipula Warnasuriya, Malka Dassanayake, Enoka Corea
BACKGROUND: Leishmaniasis and melioidosis are frequently reported from the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. However, only one case of co-infection of the two diseases has been reported to date over the world. This is a case report of a patient who had co-infection with cutaneous leishmaniasis and melioidosis and was successfully treated and recovered from the illness. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61 year old female patient with diabetes mellitus presented with fever for one month's duration and was found to have hepatosplenomegaly and an ulcer over the left arm...
August 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
Shivankari Krishnananthasivam, Nimanthi Jayathilaka, Harindra Darshana Sathkumara, Enoka Corea, Mohan Natesan, Aruna Dharshan De Silva
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is a life threatening infectious disease caused by the gram-negative bacillus Burkholderia pseudomallei predominantly found in southeast Asia and northern Australia. Studying the host transcription profiles in response to infection is crucial for understanding disease pathogenesis and correlates of disease severity, which may help improve therapeutic intervention and survival. The aim of this study was to analyze gene expression levels of human host factors in melioidosis patients and establish useful correlation with disease biomarkers, compared to healthy individuals and patients with sepsis caused by other pathogens...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
K T Mulroney, J M Hall, X Huang, E Turnbull, N M Bzdyl, A Chakera, U Naseer, E M Corea, M J Ellington, K L Hopkins, A L Wester, O Ekelund, N Woodford, T J J Inglis
The expanding global distribution of multi-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae demands faster antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) to guide antibiotic treatment. Current ASTs rely on time-consuming differentiation of resistance and susceptibility after initial isolation of bacteria from a clinical specimen. Here we describe a flow cytometry workflow to determine carbapenem susceptibility from bacterial cell characteristics in an international K. pneumoniae isolate collection (n = 48), with a range of carbapenemases...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
Shivankari Krishnananthasivam, Harindra Darshana Sathkumara, Enoka Corea, Mohan Natesan, Aruna Dharshan De Silva
Melioidosis is an underreported infectious disease, caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. Understanding the disease susceptibility and pathogenesis is crucial for developing newer diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for this life-threatening infection. In this study, we aimed to analyze the gene expression levels of important cytokines in melioidosis patients and establish useful correlates with disease biomarkers compared to cases of sepsis infection caused by other pathogens and healthy individuals...
March 2017: MSphere
Monica Acciarresi, Maurizio Paciaroni, Giancarlo Agnelli, Nicola Falocci, Valeria Caso, Cecilia Becattini, Simona Marcheselli, Christina Rueckert, Alessandro Pezzini, Andrea Morotti, Paolo Costa, Alessandro Padovani, Laszló Csiba, Lilla Szabó, Sung-Il Sohn, Tiziana Tassinari, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Patrik Michel, Maria Cordier, Peter Vanacker, Suzette Remillard, Andrea Alberti, Michele Venti, Cataldo D'Amore, Umberto Scoditti, Licia Denti, Giovanni Orlandi, Alberto Chiti, Gino Gialdini, Paolo Bovi, Monica Carletti, Alberto Rigatelli, Jukka Putaala, Turgut Tatlisumak, Luca Masotti, Gianni Lorenzini, Rossana Tassi, Francesca Guideri, Giuseppe Martini, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Kostantinos Vadikolias, Chrissoula Liantinioti, Francesco Corea, Massimo Del Sette, Walter Ageno, Maria Luisa De Lodovici, Giorgio Bono, Antonio Baldi, Sebastiano D'Anna, Simona Sacco, Antonio Carolei, Cindy Tiseo, Davide Imberti, Dorjan Zabzuni, Boris Doronin, Vera Volodina, Domenico Consoli, Franco Galati, Alessio Pieroni, Danilo Toni, Serena Monaco, Mario Maimone Baronello, Kristian Barlinn, Lars-Peder Pallesen, Jessica Kepplinger, Ulf Bodechtel, Johannes Gerber, Dirk Deleu, Gayane Melikyan, Faisal Ibrahim, Naveed Akhtar, Maria Giulia Mosconi, Kennedy R Lees
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate for a possible association between both prestroke CHA2DS2-VASc score and the severity of stroke at presentation, as well as disability and mortality at 90 days, in patients with acute stroke and atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: This prospective study enrolled consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke, AF, and assessment of prestroke CHA2DS2-VASc score. Severity of stroke was assessed on admission using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score (severe stroke: NIHSS ≥10)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Maurizio Paciaroni, Giancarlo Agnelli, Valeria Caso, Georgios Tsivgoulis, Karen L Furie, Prasanna Tadi, Cecilia Becattini, Nicola Falocci, Marialuisa Zedde, Azmil H Abdul-Rahim, Kennedy R Lees, Andrea Alberti, Michele Venti, Monica Acciarresi, Cataldo D'Amore, Maria Giulia Mosconi, Ludovica Anna Cimini, Antonio Procopio, Paolo Bovi, Monica Carletti, Alberto Rigatelli, Manuel Cappellari, Jukka Putaala, Liisa Tomppo, Turgut Tatlisumak, Fabio Bandini, Simona Marcheselli, Alessandro Pezzini, Loris Poli, Alessandro Padovani, Luca Masotti, Vieri Vannucchi, Sung-Il Sohn, Gianni Lorenzini, Rossana Tassi, Francesca Guideri, Maurizio Acampa, Giuseppe Martini, George Ntaios, Efstathia Karagkiozi, George Athanasakis, Kostantinos Makaritsis, Kostantinos Vadikolias, Chrysoula Liantinioti, Maria Chondrogianni, Nicola Mumoli, Domenico Consoli, Franco Galati, Simona Sacco, Antonio Carolei, Cindy Tiseo, Francesco Corea, Walter Ageno, Marta Bellesini, Giovanna Colombo, Giorgio Silvestrelli, Alfonso Ciccone, Umberto Scoditti, Licia Denti, Michelangelo Mancuso, Miriam Maccarrone, Giovanni Orlandi, Nicola Giannini, Gino Gialdini, Tiziana Tassinari, Maria Luisa De Lodovici, Giorgio Bono, Christina Rueckert, Antonio Baldi, Sebastiano D'Anna, Danilo Toni, Federica Letteri, Martina Giuntini, Enrico Maria Lotti, Yuriy Flomin, Alessio Pieroni, Odysseas Kargiotis, Theodore Karapanayiotides, Serena Monaco, Mario Maimone Baronello, Laszló Csiba, Lilla Szabó, Alberto Chiti, Elisa Giorli, Massimo Del Sette, Davide Imberti, Dorjan Zabzuni, Boris Doronin, Vera Volodina, Patrik Michel, Peter Vanacker, Kristian Barlinn, Lars-Peder Pallesen, Jessica Kepplinger, Ulf Bodechtel, Johannes Gerber, Dirk Deleu, Gayane Melikyan, Faisal Ibrahim, Naveed Akhtar, Vanessa Gourbali, Shadi Yaghi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSES: This study was designed to derive and validate a score to predict early ischemic events and major bleedings after an acute ischemic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS: The derivation cohort consisted of 854 patients with acute ischemic stroke and atrial fibrillation included in prospective series between January 2012 and March 2014. Older age (hazard ratio 1.06 for each additional year; 95% confidence interval, 1.00-1.11) and severe atrial enlargement (hazard ratio, 2...
March 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Mohan Natesan, Enoka Corea, Shivankari Krishnananthasivam, Harindra Darshana Sathkumara, Jennifer L Dankmeyer, Beverly K Dyas, Kei Amemiya, Aruna Dharshan De Silva, Robert G Ulrich
Melioidosis is a neglected tropical disease that is caused by the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei and is underreported in many countries where the disease is endemic. A long and costly administration of antibiotics is needed to clear infections, and there is an unmet need for biomarkers to guide antibiotic treatment and increase the number of patients that complete therapy. We identified calprotectin as a lead biomarker of B. pseudomallei infections and examined correlations between this serum protein and the antibiotic treatment outcomes of patients with melioidosis...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
L B Piyasiri, S A Wickramasinghe, V C Lekamvasam, E M Corea, R Gunarathne, U Priyadarshana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Ceylon Medical Journal
Pierpaolo Ferrante, Alessandra Binazzi, Claudia Branchi, Alessandro Marinaccio
INTRODUZIONE: sebbene la relazione causale tra esposizione ad amianto e malattie neoplastiche sia ben nota, in molti Paesi il consumo del materiale è ancora rilevante e crescente. A causa della lunga latenza, nei Paesi dove è stato bandito (come in Italia) è oggi in corso un'epidemia di malattie correlate ad amianto. OBIETTIVI: descrivere i sistemi di sorveglianza dei mesoteliomi attivi nel mondo mediante un'analisi comparativa. METODI: è stata condotta una revisione bibliografica della letteratura disponibile sui sistemi di sorveglianza epidemiologica dei mesoteliomi attivi nel mondo, comparando metodi e risultati disponibili...
September 2016: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
Joseph R Corea, P Balthazar Lechene, Michael Lustig, Ana C Arias
PURPOSE: To develop methods for characterizing materials used in screen-printed MRI coils and improve signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with new lower-loss materials. METHODS: An experimental apparatus was created to characterize dielectric properties of plastic substrates used in receive coils. Coils were fabricated by screen printing conductive ink onto several plastic substrates. Unloaded and sample loaded quality factor (QUnloaded /QLoaded ) measurements and scans on a 3T scanner were used to characterize coil performance...
August 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Jae-Gu Han, Min-Woo Hyun, Chang Sun Kim, Jong Won Jo, Jae-Han Cho, Kang-Hyo Lee, Won-Sik Kong, Sang-Kuk Han, Junsang Oh, Gi-Ho Sung
Sanghuang is a medicinal mushroom that has gained particular attention in Korea. It has been extensively studied for the past few decades as a natural immune booster and cancer suppressor. Although the scientific name, Phellinus linteus, has been commonly used to refer to the sanghuang mushroom, the species identity of sanghuang has been called into question due to the ambiguity of its circumscription and the inadequacy of morphological distinctions within allied species. Because the species concept of sanghuang has been elucidated by recent molecular phylogenetic studies, it has become necessary to clarify the taxonomic positions of sanghuang strains extensively utilized in Korea...
April 2016: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
Ik Jun Choi, Yoon-Seok Koh, Sungmin Lim, Eun Ho Choo, Jin Jin Kim, Byung-Hee Hwang, Tae-Hoon Kim, Suk Min Seo, Chan Joon Kim, Mahn-Won Park, Dong Il Shin, Yun-Seok Choi, Hun-Jun Park, Sung-Ho Her, Dong-Bin Kim, Chul Soo Park, Jong-Min Lee, Keon Woong Moon, Kiyuk Chang, Hee Yeol Kim, Ki-Dong Yoo, Doo Soo Jeon, Wook-Sung Chung, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Ki-Bae Seung, Pum-Joon Kim
Chronic total occlusion (CTO) in a non-infarct-related artery (IRA) is an independent predictor of clinical outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study evaluated the impact of successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for CTO of a non-IRA on the long-term clinical outcomes in patients with AMI. A total of 4,748 patients with AMI were consecutively enrolled in the Convergent Registry of Catholic and Chonnam University for AMI registry from January 2004 to December 2009. We enrolled 324 patients with CTO in a non-IRA...
April 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Joseph R Corea, Anita M Flynn, Balthazar Lechêne, Greig Scott, Galen D Reed, Peter J Shin, Michael Lustig, Ana C Arias
Magnetic resonance imaging is an inherently signal-to-noise-starved technique that limits the spatial resolution, diagnostic image quality and results in typically long acquisition times that are prone to motion artefacts. This limitation is exacerbated when receive coils have poor fit due to lack of flexibility or need for padding for patient comfort. Here, we report a new approach that uses printing for fabricating receive coils. Our approach enables highly flexible, extremely lightweight conforming devices...
2016: Nature Communications
Dabney P Evans, Caitlin E Donato, Bridget A Malewezi, Anyie J Li, Mario J Corea, Andrew B Mitchell
INTRODUCTION Asylum seekers face a wide array of challenges, including the need for a fair and just adjudication process. In the state of Georgia, the Atlanta Asylum Network addresses the needs of such individuals by providing them physical, psychological and gynecological assessments, the results of which are presented to the courts in the asylum appeal process. OBJECTIVE As a component of the Network's program evaluation, assess outcomes among asylum seekers using its services, as well as relation of outcomes to type of service provided, the individual's geographic origin and English language proficiency...
October 2015: MEDICC Review
Jae-Mok Ch'oi, Jeŏng-Gon Kim
This paper reviews Kudoh Takeki's activity critically during the colonial Korea period, regarding his research on Medical Science and Japanized Confucianism. He managed 'The Seoul Gynecological Hospital'for approximately 35 years in the Chosŏn period as a Japanese resident with Chosŏn status. He published medical knowledge about obstetrics through more than 280 articles, and attempted to improve the hygiene and health of 'Korean Women'. He tried to complete his will toward 'One Unity of Chosŏn and Japan'by terminating the Chosŏn culture 'gene'as an intention...
December 2015: Ŭi Sahak
Giuseppina Farina, Enrica Menditto, Gabriella Corea, Sonia Manna, Claudia Pagliaro, Chiara Troncone, Claudio Linguiti, Valentina Orlando, Daria Putignano, Daniele Ugo Tari, Gianfranco Buffardi
AIM: The aim is to evaluate prescriptive patterns of atypical antipsychotic drugs for the treatment of schizophrenia in the LHU Caserta in 2011-2013, and to indicate potentially inappropriate therapy; to plan or schedule corrective/preventive activities to support the continuous improvement of health services. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study, based on integration of health records and clinical audit. The study was performed in the following steps: data retrieval and analysis; comparison of data with international literature; editing of the Diagnostic-Therapeutic Path...
November 2015: Rivista di Psichiatria
Enoka M Corea, Adam J Merritt, Yi-Horng Ler, Vasanthi Thevanesam, Timothy J J Inglis
The epidemiologic status of melioidosis in Sri Lanka was unclear from the few previous case reports. We established laboratory support for a case definition and started a nationwide case-finding study. Suspected Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates were collated, identified by polymerase chain reaction assay, referred for Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight analysis and multilocus sequence typing (MLST), and named according to the international MLST database. Between 2006 and early 2014, there were 32 patients with culture-confirmed melioidosis with an increasing annual total and a falling fatality rate...
February 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Pietro Iaffaldano, Giuseppe Lucisano, Carlo Pozzilli, Vincenzo Brescia Morra, Angelo Ghezzi, Enrico Millefiorini, Francesco Patti, Alessandra Lugaresi, Giovanni Bosco Zimatore, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Maria Pia Amato, Antonio Bertolotto, Roberto Bergamaschi, Franco Granella, Gabriella Coniglio, Gioacchino Tedeschi, Patrizia Sola, Giacomo Lus, Maria Teresa Ferrò, Gerardo Iuliano, Francesco Corea, Alessandra Protti, Paola Cavalla, Angelica Guareschi, Mariaemma Rodegher, Damiano Paolicelli, Carla Tortorella, Vito Lepore, Luca Prosperini, Francesco Saccà, Damiano Baroncini, Giancarlo Comi, Maria Trojano
The comparative effectiveness of fingolimod versus interferon beta/glatiramer acetate was assessed in a multicentre, observational, prospectively acquired cohort study including 613 patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis discontinuing natalizumab in the Italian iMedWeb registry. First, after natalizumab suspension, the relapse risk during the untreated wash-out period and during the course of switch therapies was estimated through Poisson regression analyses in separated models. During the wash-out period an increased risk of relapses was found in patients with a higher number of relapses before natalizumab treatment (incidence rate ratio = 1...
November 2015: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
D M Sheps, M Bouliane, F Styles-Tripp, L A Beaupre, M K Saraswat, C Luciak-Corea, A Silveira, R Glasgow, R Balyk
This study compared the clinical outcomes following mini-open rotator cuff repair (MORCR) between early mobilisation and usual care, involving initial immobilisation. In total, 189 patients with radiologically-confirmed full-thickness rotator cuff tears underwent MORCR and were randomised to either early mobilisation (n = 97) or standard rehabilitation (n = 92) groups. Patients were assessed at six weeks and three, six, 12 and 24 months post-operatively. Six-week range of movement comparisons demonstrated significantly increased abduction (p = 0...
September 2015: Bone & Joint Journal
Hye Ri Kim, Yung Chul Park
The aim of this study was to investigate the genetic diversity and genetic structure of the striped field mouse Apodemus agrarius coreae in Korea. The Korean A. a. coreae is characterized by high levels of haplotype diversity (Hd=0.967) and low levels of nucleotide diversity (π=0.00683). Haplogroup 1 is well separated from the haplotypes of the neighboring regions of the Korean Peninsula, while the other haplogroups are closely related to those from the Russian Far East. Thus, further investigations are required to confirm the validity of the subspecies status of A...
November 10, 2015: Gene
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