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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102784/model-systems-for-the-study-of-enterococcal-colonization-and-infection
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H M Sharon Goh, M H Adeline Yong, Kelvin Kian Long Chong, Kimberly A Kline
Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are common inhabitants of the human gastrointestinal tract, as well as frequent opportunistic pathogens. Enterococci cause a range of infections including, most frequently, infections of the urinary tract, catheterized urinary tract, bloodstream, wounds and surgical sites, and heart valves in endocarditis. Enterococcal infections are often biofilm-associated, polymicrobial in nature, and resistant to antibiotics of last resort. Understanding Enterococcal mechanisms of colonization and pathogenesis are important for identifying new ways to manage and intervene with these infections...
January 19, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100943/comparison-of-the-clinical-outcome-and-complications-in-laparoscopic-hernia-repair-of-inguinal-hernia-with-mesh-fixation-using-fibrin-glue-vs-tacker
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Prasant Chandra, Deepak Phalgune, Shashank Shah
Although laparoscopic repair offers a quick and less morbid way of treating hernias, complications like hematoma, seroma, neuralgia, recurrence, mesh infection, hydrocele, etc. are known. The present study was undertaken to compare various clinical outcomes between mesh fixation using fibrin glue and mesh fixation with tacker in a 3-months follow-up. One hundred patients aged 18 to 60 years having inguinal hernia admitted in Poona Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, between October 2012 and November 2014 for laparoscopic hernia surgery and ready to participate in this study were included...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078206/infectious-atopic-and-inflammatory-diseases-childhood-adversities-and-familial-aggregation-are-independently-associated-with-the-risk-for-mental-disorders-results-from-a-large-swiss-epidemiological-study
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Vladeta Ajdacic-Gross, Aleksandra Aleksandrowicz, Stephanie Rodgers, Margot Mutsch, Anja Tesic, Mario Müller, Wolfram Kawohl, Wulf Rössler, Erich Seifritz, Enrique Castelao, Marie-Pierre F Strippoli, Caroline Vandeleur, Roland von Känel, Rosa Paolicelli, Markus A Landolt, Cornelia Witthauer, Roselind Lieb, Martin Preisig
AIM: To examine the associations between mental disorders and infectious, atopic, inflammatory diseases while adjusting for other risk factors. METHODS: We used data from PsyCoLaus, a large Swiss Population Cohort Study (n = 3720; age range 35-66). Lifetime diagnoses of mental disorders were grouped into the following categories: Neurodevelopmental, anxiety (early and late onset), mood and substance disorders. They were regressed on infectious, atopic and other inflammatory diseases adjusting for sex, educational level, familial aggregation, childhood adversities and traumatic experiences in childhood...
December 22, 2016: World Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011615/impact-and-cost-effectiveness-of-selective-human-papillomavirus-vaccination-of-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Allen Lin, Koh J Ong, Peter Hobbelen, Eleanor King, David Mesher, W John Edmunds, Pam Sonnenberg, Richard Gilson, Irenjeet Bains, Yoon H Choi, Clare Tanton, Kate Soldan, Mark Jit
BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) have a high lifetime risk of anogenital warts and cancers related to infection with human papillomavirus (HPV). They also benefit less from herd protection than heterosexual males in settings with female-only HPV vaccination. METHODS: We evaluated the potential health impact and cost-effectiveness of offering vaccination to MSM who visit genito-urinary medicine clinics. We used a mathematical model of HPV 6/11/16/18 sexual transmission within an MSM population in England, parameterised with sexual behaviour, GUM attendance, HPV prevalence, HIV prevalence, warts and cancer incidence data...
December 23, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011398/glycosaminoglycans-are-important-mediators-of-neutrophilic-inflammation-in-vivo
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Martha Gschwandtner, Elisabeth Strutzmann, Mauro M Teixeira, Hans J Anders, Maria Diedrichs-Möhring, Tanja Gerlza, Gerhild Wildner, Remo C Russo, Tiziana Adage, Andreas J Kungl
The pro-inflammatory chemokine interleukin-8 (CXCL8) exerts its function by establishing a chemotactic gradient in infected or damaged tissues to guide neutrophil granulocytes to the site of inflammation via its G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) CXCR1 and CXCR2 located on neutrophils. Endothelial glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) have been proposed to support the chemotactic gradient formation and thus the inflammatory response by presenting the chemokine to approaching leukocytes. In this study, we show that neutrophil transmigration in vitro can be reduced by adding soluble GAGs and that this process is specific with respect to the nature of the glycan...
December 20, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993702/computational-identification-of-potent-inhibitors-for-streptomycin-3%C3%A2-adenylyltransferase-of-serratia-marcescens
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Dhamodharan Prabhu, Ramasamy Vidhyavathi, Jeyaraman Jeyakanthan
Serratia marcescens is an opportunistic pathogen responsible for the respiratory and urinary tract infections in humans. The antibiotic resistance mechanism of S. marcescens is mediated through aminoglycoside modification enzyme that transfer adenyl group from substrate to antibiotic through regiospecific transfers for the inactivation of antibiotics. Streptomycin 3(″)-adenylyltransferase acts on the 3' position of the antibiotic and considered as a novel drug target to overcome bacterial antibiotic resistance...
December 16, 2016: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980377/temporal-trends-of-healthcare-associated-infections-and-antimicrobial-use-in-2011-2013-observed-with-annual-point-prevalence-surveys-in-ferrara-university-hospital-italy
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REVIEW
P Antonioli, M C Manzalini, A Stefanati, B Bonato, A Verzola, A Formaglio, G Gabutti
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) and misuse of antimicrobials (AMs) represent a growing public health problem. The Point Prevalence Surveys (PPSs) find available information to be used for specific targeted interventions and evaluate their effects. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of HAIs and AM use, to describe types of infections, causative pathogens and to compare data collected through three PPSs in Ferrara University Hospital (FUH), repeated in 3 different years (2011-2013)...
September 2016: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966556/mv140-a-sublingual-polyvalent-bacterial-preparation-to-treat-recurrent-urinary-tract-infections-licenses-human-dendritic-cells-for-generating-th1-th17-and-il-10-responses-via-syk-and-myd88
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C Benito-Villalvilla, C Cirauqui, C M Diez-Rivero, M Casanovas, J L Subiza, O Palomares
Recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTIs) are one of the most common bacterial infectious diseases, especially in women. Antibiotics remain the mainstay of treatment, but their overuse is associated with antibiotic-resistant infections and deleterious effects in the microbiota. Therefore, alternative approaches are fully demanded. Sublingual immunization with MV140 (Uromune), a polyvalent bacterial preparation (PBP) of whole heat-inactivated bacteria, demonstrated clinical efficacy for the treatment of RUTIs, but the involved immunological mechanisms remain unknown...
December 14, 2016: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867961/cardio-renal-protection-with-empagliflozin
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Richard J MacIsaac, George Jerums, Elif I Ekinci
Cardiovascular (CV) and kidney disease are common and significant complications in people with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). CV disease is the leading cause of death, morbidly and hospitalisations for people with T2DM. Furthermore, diabetic kidney disease is a major risk factor for CV disease and is the main reason why patients need renal replacement therapy. In this perspective, we highlight the results of the recent landmark EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial which has shown that empagliflozin, a member of the sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor class of glucose lowering medications, reduces death from CV causes, hospitalisation for heart failure and progression to end stage kidney disease in patients with T2DM and established CV disease...
October 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790344/factors-associated-with-preterm-labor-in-hormozgan-province-in-2013
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Nasibeh Roozbeh, Soheila Moradi, Shirin Soltani, Fatemeh Zolfizadeh, Mehdi Tadris Hasani, Asiyeh Pormehr Yabandeh
INTRODUCTION: Preterm labor is the main cause of infants' death, and the main reason for undesirable consequences of pregnancy which still occur in some births, despite all of the interventions in this regard. The aim of this study was to evaluate every preterm birth and determine its maternal risk factors in Hormozgan province in 2013. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted in 2013 on the health and hospital records of 735 pregnant mothers with preterm labor (20-37 weeks) which were located in Bandar Abbas in southeast Iran...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777984/molecular-epidemiology-of-colonizing-and-infecting-isolates-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Rebekah M Martin, Jie Cao, Sylvain Brisse, Virginie Passet, Weisheng Wu, Lili Zhao, Preeti N Malani, Krishna Rao, Michael A Bachman
Klebsiella pneumoniae is among the most common causes of hospital-acquired infections and has emerged as an urgent threat to public health due to carbapenem antimicrobial resistance. K. pneumoniae commonly colonizes hospitalized patients and causes extraintestinal infections such as urinary tract infection, bloodstream infection (septicemia), and pneumonia. If colonization is an intermediate step before infection, then detection and characterization of colonizing isolates could enable strategies to prevent or empirically treat K...
September 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624932/modern-diagnostic-methods-for-urinary-tract-infections
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Moritz Fritzenwanker, Can Imirzalioglu, Trinad Chakraborty, Florian M Wagenlehner
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections and constitute for a considerable number of all antibiotic prescriptions. The surge of multi-resistant bacteria has significantly complicated empirical treatment leading to wide use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, further driving resistance development. New ways to detect and quantify host and bacterial molecules in urine promise opportunities to improve diagnostics of UTIs, which can translate to new approaches in treatment regimens...
November 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579830/estimated-budget-impact-of-increased-use-of-mirabegron-a-novel-treatment-for-overactive-bladder
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Sinem Perk, Ronald C Wielage, Noll L Campbell, Timothy M Klein, Anthony Perkins, Linda M Posta, Thomas Yuran, Robert W Klein, Daniel B Ng
BACKGROUND: Oral pharmacological treatment for overactive bladder (OAB) consists of antimuscarinics and the beta-3 adrenergic agonist mirabegron. Antimuscarinic adverse events (AEs) such as dry mouth, constipation, and blurry vision can result in frequent treatment discontinuation rates, leaving part of the OAB population untreated. Antimuscarinics also contribute to a patient's anticholinergic cognitive burden (ACB), so the Beers Criteria recommends cautious use of antimuscarinics in elderly patients who take multiple anticholinergic medications or have cognitive impairment...
September 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574750/estimated-budget-impact-of-increased-use-of-mirabegron-a-novel-treatment-for-overactive-bladder
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Sinem Perk, Ronald C Wielage, Noll L Campbell, Timothy M Klein, Anthony Perkins, Linda M Posta, Thomas Yuran, Robert W Klein, Daniel B Ng
BACKGROUND: Oral pharmacological treatment for overactive bladder (OAB) consists of antimuscarinics and the beta-3 adrenergic agonist mirabegron. Antimuscarinic adverse events (AEs) such as dry mouth, constipation, and blurry vision can result in frequent treatment discontinuation rates, leaving part of the OAB population untreated. Antimuscarinics also contribute to a patient's anticholinergic cognitive burden (ACB), so the Beers Criteria recommends cautious use of antimuscarinics in elderly patients who take multiple anticholinergic medications or have cognitive impairment...
September 2016: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514147/-the-role-of-mother-s-milk-and-breast-feeding-medical-problems-during-the-lactation-period-lactobacilus-fermentum-a-new-approach-towards-the-prevention-and-the-treatment-of-acute-and-subacute-mastitis
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B Popova, D Mitev, A Nikolov
Breast feeding provides a lot of short and long-term benefits for the mother and the baby. It prevents the baby of gastrointestinal, urinary and respiratory infections, atopical conditions and assures long-term protection of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The breast feeding decreases the risk for the mother of ovary and breast carcinoma and creates a positive emotional bond between the mother and the baby Mother's milk is a species specific; its content is relatively stable regardless of mother's age race, way and place of living...
2016: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506475/gsh-induced-controlled-release-of-levofloxacin-from-a-purpose-built-prodrug-luminescence-response-for-probing-the-drug-release-in-escherichia-coli-and-staphylococcus-aureus
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Suman Pal, Vadde Ramu, Nandaraj Taye, Devraj G Mogare, Amar M Yeware, Dhiman Sarkar, D Srinivasa Reddy, Samit Chattopadhyay, Amitava Das
Fluoroquinolones are third-generation broad spectrum bactericidal antibiotics and work against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Levofloxacin (L), a fluoroquinolone, is widely used in anti-infective chemotherapy and treatment of urinary tract infection and pneumonia. The main pathogen for urinary tract infections is Escherichia coli, and Streptococcus pneumoniae is responsible for pneumonia, predominantly a lower respiratory tract infection. Poor permeability of L leads to the use of higher dose of this drug and excess drug in the outer cellular fluid leads to central nervous system (CNS) abnormality...
September 21, 2016: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27498186/how-optimal-caseload-midwifery-can-modify-predictors-for-preterm-birth-in-young-women-integrated-findings-from-a-mixed-methods-study
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J Allen, S Kildea, H Stapleton
OBJECTIVE: to identify possible mechanisms by which caseload midwifery reduces preterm birth for young childbearing women. DESIGN: a mixed methods triangulation, convergence design was used to answer the research question 'How does the way maternity care is provided affect the health and well-being of young women and their babies?' The project generated quantitative and qualitative findings which were collected and analysed concurrently then separately analysed and published...
October 2016: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27488519/how-randomised-trials-have-improved-the-care-of-children-with-kidney-disease
#18
Elisabeth M Hodson, Jonathan C Craig
Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) provide the most reliable way to evaluate the benefits and harms of interventions. Participants are divided into groups using methods that balance the characteristics (both known and unknown) of the participants between treatment groups; thus, differences in outcomes are due to the interventions administered. From Cochrane Kidney and Transplant's Specialised Register, a comprehensive registry of trials in kidney disease, we identified 482 trials involving children. The vast majority concerned urinary tract infection (UTI; 134) and nephrotic syndrome (136)...
August 3, 2016: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27383743/an-evidence-based-antimicrobial-stewardship-smartphone-app-for-hospital-outpatients-survey-based-needs-assessment-among-patients
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Christianne Micallef, Monsey McLeod, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Myriam Gharbi, Esmita Charani, Luke Sp Moore, Mark Gilchrist, Fran Husson, Ceire Costelloe, Alison H Holmes
BACKGROUND: Current advances in modern technology have enabled the development and utilization of electronic medical software apps for both mobile and desktop computing devices. A range of apps on a large variety of clinical conditions for patients and the public are available, but very few target antimicrobials or infections. OBJECTIVE: We sought to explore the use of different antimicrobial information resources with a focus on electronic platforms, including apps for portable devices, by outpatients at two large, geographically distinct National Health Service (NHS) teaching hospital trusts in England...
2016: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27344075/-interest-of-amoxicillin-clavulanic-acid-combination-in-urology-an-update
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F Bruyère, A Dihn, A Sotto
OBJECTIVE: This is a review article aiming to bring the place and manner of use of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid in urology. METHOD: Data collection on the conditions of use of amoxicillin-clavulanic acid in urology has been performed from the Medline database. The following keywords were used: amoxicillin; clavulanic acid; urine; diffusion; pharmacokinetics. The selection was based on the methodology, language of publication (English/French), relevance to the topic and date of publication of the articles collected...
June 2016: Progrès en Urologie
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