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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902384/emergence-of-carp-edema-virus-cev-in-cultured-ornamental-koi-carp-cyprinus-carpio-koi-in-india
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T Raja Swaminathan, Raj Kumar, Arathi Dharmaratnam, Valaparambil S Basheer, Neeraj Sood, Parvatha Kumar Pradhan, N K Sanil, P Vijayagopal, Joykrushna Jena
A disease outbreak was reported in adult koi, Cyprinus carpio koi from a fish farm in Kerala, India during June 2015. The clinical signs were observed only in recently introduced adult koi, and existing population of fish did not show any clinical signs or mortality. Microscopic examination of wet mounts from the gills of affected koi revealed minor infestation of Dactylogyrus sp. in a few koi. In bacteriological studies, only opportunistic bacteria were isolated from the gills of affected fish. The histopathological examination of the affected fish revealed necrotic changes in gills and importantly, virus particles were demonstrated in cytoplasm of gill epithelial cells in transmission electron microscopy...
October 31, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902201/clarifying-the-limitations-on-rule-18a-and-rule-30-of-the-international-code-of-nomenclature-of-prokaryotes
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B J Tindall
The retroactive changes to Rule 18a proposed at the International (IUMS) Congress of Bacteriology and Applied Microbiology meetings of the Judicial Commission in Jerusalem, 1996 have led to several changes in wording that seek to limit the retroactive effects. However, there remains an ambiguity in the wording that changes may easily correct. Changes to Rule 30 should also be made.
October 16, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898665/extending-contact-tracing-into-the-community-within-a-50-metre-radius-of-an-index-tuberculosis-patient-using-xpert-mtb-rif-in-urban-pakistan-did-it-increase-case-detection
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Razia Fatima, Ejaz Qadeer, Aashifa Yaqoob, Mahboob Ul Haq, Suman S Majumdar, Hemant D Shewade, Robert Stevens, Jacob Creswell, Nasir Mahmood, Ajay M V Kumar
BACKGROUND: Currently, only 62% of incident tuberculosis (TB) cases are reported to the national programme in Pakistan. Several innovative interventions are being recommended to detect the remaining 'missed' TB cases. One such intervention involved expanding contact investigation to the community using the Xpert MTB/RIF test. METHODS: This was a before and after intervention study involving retrospective record review. Passive case finding and household contact investigation was routinely done in the pre-intervention period July 2011-June 2013...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895000/severe-acute-otitis-media-and-acute-mastoiditis-in-adults
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Anu Laulajainen Hongisto, Jussi Jero, Antti Markkola, Riste Saat, Antti A Aarnisalo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare clinical and microbiological findings in adults hospitalized for acute otitis media (AOM) or mastoid infections (acute or latent). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all adults (≥17 years old) hospitalized (between 2003 and 2012) at a tertiary referral center for acute mastoid infections or AOM not responding to outpatient medical treatment. RESULTS: Of the 160 patients in the study sample, 19% had an infection caused by S...
November 28, 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894322/identification-of-escherichia-coli-and-trueperella-pyogenes-isolated-from-the-uterus-of-dairy-cows-using-routine-bacteriological-testing-and-fourier-transform-infrared-spectroscopy
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María Jaureguiberry, Laura Vanina Madoz, Mauricio Javier Giuliodori, Karen Wagener, Isabella Prunner, Tom Grunert, Monika Ehling-Schulz, Marc Drillich, Rodolfo Luzbel de la Sota
BACKGROUND: Uterine disorders are common postpartum diseases in dairy cows. In practice, uterine treatment is often based on systemic or locally applied antimicrobials with no previous identification of pathogens. Accurate on-farm diagnostics are not available, and routine testing is time-consuming and cost intensive. An accurate method that could simplify the identification of uterine pathogenic bacteria and improve pathogen-specific treatments could be an important advance to practitioners...
November 28, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892873/evidence-of-disseminated-infection-by-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-hominissuis-in-a-pet-ferret-mustela-putorius-furo
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Javier Bezos, Beatriz Álvarez-Carrión, Antonio Rodríguez-Bertos, Álvaro Fernández-Manzano, Lucía de Juan, Cristina Huguet, Víctor Briones, Beatriz Romero
The infection caused by the zoonotic opportunistic pathogen Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis (Mah) was reported for the first time in a pet ferret. Both owners were HIV-positive. Euthanasia of the pet was recommended due to medical reasons and as a preventive action. Disseminated and open tuberculosis lesions were observed in the gastrointestinal and respiratory systems of the ferret. Ecographic and radiographic surveys showed a severe generalized lymphadenopathy, strong thickening of the gastric wall and peritoneum layer...
September 17, 2016: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891346/evaluation-of-fluorescent-staining-for-diagnosis-of-leprosy-and-its-impact-on-grading-of-the-disease-comparison-with-conventional-staining
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Deepa Sowkur Anandarama Adiga, Surekha B Hippargi, Gururaja Rao, Debarshi Saha, Bheemrao Ramling Yelikar, Mahesh Karigoudar
INTRODUCTION: Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae). Histopathological examination of skin lesion is the gold standard for diagnosis. We evaluated the possible role of fluorescent microscopy in this direction which is increasingly used for rapid screening. AIM: To compare the efficacy of auramine rhodamine stain with Ziehl-Neelsen and modified Fite-faraco staining in diagnosing M. leprae in tissue sections. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental, cross-sectional and retrospective study conducted for 4 years...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891339/bacteriological-profile-of-isolates-from-urine-samples-in-patients-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-and-or-prostatitis-showing-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms
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Prem Prakash Mishra, Ved Prakash, Kashmir Singh, H Mog, Sumit Agarwal
INTRODUCTION: The incidence of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or Prostatitis is increasing considerably worldwide. The Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) due to bacterial aetiology are one of the common factors for the complications among the patients. AIM: To determine the bacterial agents and their antibiotic sensitivity pattern from the urine samples of patients of BPH or Prostatitis showing symptoms of LUTS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cross-sectional study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology of Rohilkhand Medical College and Hospital of Northern India from June 2014 to May 2015...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888123/acute-rhinosinusitis-during-hajj-season-2014-prevalence-of-bacterial-infection-and-patterns-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility
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Osama A Marglani, Ameen Z Alherabi, Islam R Herzallah, Faisal A Saati, Enas A Tantawy, Talal A Alandejani, Hani S Faidah, Naif A Bawazeer, Abdullah A Marghalani, Tariq A Madani
BACKGROUND: The presence of large number of pilgrims during Hajj in Makkah region increases the risk of respiratory diseases. In this study, we aimed to assess the bacteriology of acute rhinosinusitis (ARS) during Hajj season and to demonstrate the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns that should guide the clinicians towards more appropriate antibiotic use. METHODS: Patients with ARS presenting during Hajj season of 2014 were prospectively enrolled. According to EPOS2012 criteria...
November 23, 2016: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884340/use-of-an-experimental-model-to-evaluate-infection-resistance-of-meshes-in-abdominal-wall-surgery
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Ramón Pérez-Tanoira, C Lévano-Linares, Á Celdrán-Uriarte, M C Isea-Peña, M Sánchez De Molina, C García-Vasquez, J Esteban-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcal species are the most common organisms causing prosthetic mesh infections, however, infections due to rapidly growing mycobacteria are increasing. This study evaluates the resistance of biomaterial for abdominal wall prostheses against the development of postoperative infection in a rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 75 rats, we intramuscularly implanted three different types of prostheses: (1) low-density polypropylene monofilament mesh (PMM), (2) high-density PMM, and (3) a composite prosthesis composed of low-density PMM and a nonporous hydrophilic film...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879969/factors-associated-with-choice-of-approach-for-group-b-streptococcus-screening
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H Sefty, A Klivitsky, M Bromberg, R Dichtiar, M Ben Ami, T Shohat, A Glatman-Freedman
BACKGROUND: The crude rate of early-onset Group B streptococcus disease (EOGBS) in Israel has been consistently under 0.5 for 1000 live births for the past 8 years. The Israeli Ministry of Health has adapted the risk factor based approach for preventing EOGBS and universal bacteriological screening for GBS is not recommended. In spite of this policy, there are indications that many pregnant women in Israel undergo bacteriological screening for GBS. The objective of this study is to assess the rate and characteristics of pregnant women who undergo screening for group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization in Israel...
2016: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876111/the-remarkable-dr-robertson
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Tansy C Hammarton
Muriel Robertson (1883-1973) was a pioneering protozoologist who made a staggering number of important contributions to the fields of parasitology, bacteriology and immunology during her career, which spanned nearly 60 years. These contributions were all the more remarkable given the scientific and social times in which she worked. While Muriel is perhaps best known for her work on the life cycle and transmission of the African trypanosome, Trypanosoma brucei, which she carried out in Uganda at the height of a major Sleeping Sickness epidemic, her work on the Clostridia during the First and Second World Wars made significant contributions to the understanding of anaerobes and to the development of anti-toxoid vaccines, and her work on the immunology of Trichomonas foetus infections in cattle, carried out in collaboration with the veterinarian W...
November 23, 2016: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874095/longitudinal-metagenomic-profiling-of-bovine-milk-to-assess-the-impact-of-intramammary-treatment-using-a-third-generation-cephalosporin
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Erika K Ganda, Rafael S Bisinotto, Svetlana F Lima, Kristina Kronauer, Dean H Decter, Georgios Oikonomou, Ynte H Schukken, Rodrigo C Bicalho
Antimicrobial usage in food animals has a direct impact on human health, and approximately 80% of the antibiotics prescribed in the dairy industry are used to treat bovine mastitis. Here we provide a longitudinal description of the changes in the microbiome of milk that are associated with mastitis and antimicrobial therapy. Next-generation sequencing, 16 S rRNA gene quantitative real-time PCR, and aerobic culturing were applied to assess the effect of disease and antibiotic therapy on the milk microbiome...
November 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873736/amber-necklaces-reasons-for-use-and-awareness-of-risk-associated-with-bacterial-colonisation
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Pauline Machet, Philippe Lanotte, Bruno Giraudeau, Marie Leperlier, Elsa Tavernier, Annabel Maruani
BACKGROUND: Parents are increasingly placing amber necklaces on their infants or toddlers to prevent teething pain. The use of the necklaces can pose a risk of death by strangulation, however, there are no data on the potential infectious risk linked to bacterial colonisation associated with the necklaces. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to analyse bacterial colonisation of amber necklaces worn by children during hospital consultations. MATERIAL & METHODS: This prospective observational study included all children wearing a teething necklace at consultation in the Paediatric Dermatology and the Paediatric Emergency Department of our hospital from April to December 2014...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865891/treatment-of-isoniazid-resistant-tuberculosis-with-first-line-drugs-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Medea Gegia, Nicholas Winters, Andrea Benedetti, Dick van Soolingen, Dick Menzies
BACKGROUND: The results of some reports have suggested that treatment of isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis with the recommended regimens of first-line drugs might be suboptimal. We updated a previous systematic review of treatment outcomes associated with use of first-line drugs in patients with tuberculosis resistant to isoniazid but not rifampicin. METHODS: In this systematic review, we updated the results of a previous review to include randomised trials and cohort studies published in English, French, or Spanish to March 31, 2015, containing results of standardised treatment of patients with bacteriologically confirmed isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis (but not multidrug-resistant tuberculosis-ie, not resistant to rifampicin) in whom failure and relapse were bacteriologically confirmed...
November 16, 2016: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865491/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-or-ampc-producing-escherichia-coli-in-organic-dairy-herds-in-the-netherlands
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I M G A Santman-Berends, M A Gonggrijp, J J Hage, A E Heuvelink, A Velthuis, T J G M Lam, G van Schaik
Extended-spectrum β-lactamase and AmpC-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL/AmpC) are an emerging problem and are hypothesized to be associated with antimicrobial use (AMU), and more specifically with the use of third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins. Whether ESBL/AmpC also occur in organic dairy herds, which have restricted AMU, is not known. Additionally, it is unknown whether, in addition to restricted AMU, other factors in organic herd management are associated with ESBL/AmpC herd status. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of ESBL/AmpC in organic dairy herds in the Netherlands...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865397/transmission%C3%A2-of-multi-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-mongolia-is-driven-by-beijing-strains-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-resistant-to-all-first-line-drugs
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Ulziijargal Gurjav, Baasansuren Erkhembayar, Buyankhishig Burneebaatar, Erdenegerel Narmandakh, Oyuntuya Tumenbayar, Grant A Hill-Cawthorne, Ben J Marais, Vitali Sintchenko
BACKGROUND: Mongolia has high and rising rates of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Spatio-temporal and programmatic evidence suggests a major contribution from MDR-TB transmission, but genotypic evidence has not been assessed. METHODS: All MDR-TB cases identified during 2012 were examined. Demographic and bacteriological data were obtained from the National Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory. Isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from culture-confirmed category 1 treatment failures were genotyped using 24-loci mycobacterium interspersed repetitive unit (MIRU-24) analysis...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865382/bcg-infection-in-mice-is-promoted-by-na%C3%A3-ve-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-msc-and-suppressed-by-poly-a-u-conditioned-msc
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Yakov Sh Schwartz, Sergey N Belogorodtsev, Pavel N Filimonov, Andrey G Cherednichenko, Sergey V Pustylnikov, Vladimir A Krasnov
Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) transplantation is an actively studied therapeutic approach used in regenerative medicine and in the field of control of immunoinflammatory response. Conditioning of MSC in culture can form their predominantly pro- or anti-inflammatory phenotypes. We demonstrated that poly(A:U)-conditioning of bone marrow-derived mouse MSC induced predominantly pro-inflammatory phenotype. The effects of administration of naïve MSC (nMSC) or conditioned MSC (cMSC) on the course of mycobacterial infection were studied...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865222/endometrial-tuberculosis-simulating-an-ovarian-cancer-a-case-report
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Silvia Eleonora Di Giovanni, Teresa Margarida Cunha, Ana Luisa Duarte, Ines Alves
Female genital tuberculosis remains a major health problem in developing countries and is an important cause of infertility. As symptoms, laboratory data and physical findings are non-specific, its diagnosis can be difficult. We describe a case of a 39-year-old woman suffering from peri-umbilical pain and increased abdominal size for one year, anorexia, asthenia, weight loss, occasionally dysuria and dyspareunia, and four months amenorrhea. Laboratory data revealed cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) level of 132.3 U/mL, erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 42 mm/h, and gamma-globulins of 2...
June 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864448/evaluation-of-a-rapid-antigen-test-for-detection-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Angel Boulos, Derek Fairley, James McKenna, Peter Coyle
Detection of Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) using lateral flow immunochromatography tests (ICTs) is an effective, rapid and low-cost method to diagnose pneumococcal meningitis. This study evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of the Uni-Gold ICT to detect pneumococcal antigen in CSF specimens, compared with gold standard bacteriology and quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) testing. CSF specimens (n=69) from patients with suspected bacterial meningitis were included in the study. 13/69 (19%) were positive and 56/69 (81%) were negative for pneumococcus by the gold standard tests...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
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