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Xiaxia Meng, Dengwu Li, Dan Zhou, Dongmei Wang, Qiaoxiao Liu, Sufang Fan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Juniperus rigida is used as Tibetan and Mongolian medicine in China for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, nephritis, brucellosis and other various inflammatory diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate antibacterial potential of essential oils from J. rigida leaves against Klebsiella pneumoniae and to examine its possible related mechanisms. The study was undertaken in order to scientifically validate the traditional use of J. rigida...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Meki Bilici, Fikri Demir, Murat Muhtar Yılmazer, Fatma Bozkurt, Volkan Tuzcu
BACKGROUND: The clinical spectrum of Brucella infection is quite diverse and characterized by multi-system involvement. Patients present with myocarditis, endocarditis, or pericarditis. Infective endocarditis is the most common cardiovascular complication in patients with brucellosis. Although conduction abnormalities are seen in cases with endocarditis, they are reported very rarely in the setting of cardiac Brucella infection. CASE REPORT: An eight and a half-year-old male patient was referred to our clinic due to inadequate response to cotrimaxazole plus streptomycin treatment at the 15th day of admission...
September 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
K Rajkumar, A Bhattacharya, S David, S Hari Balaji, R Hariharan, M Jayakumar, N Balaji
AIM: This study was conducted to assess the extent of knowledge, awareness, attitude, and risks of zoonotic diseases among livestock owners in Puducherry region. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 250 livestock farmers were selected randomly from eight revenue villages. And each farmer was interviewed with a questionnaire containing both open- and close-ended questions on various aspects of zoonotic diseases, a total of 49 questionnaires were framed to assess the source and transmission of infection to the farmers and to test their knowledge and awareness about zoonotic diseases...
September 2016: Veterinary World
Ferah Budak, Salih Haldun Bal, Gulcin Tezcan, Halis Akalın, Guher Goral, Haluk Barbaros Oral
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease that is still endemic in developing countries. Despite early diagnosis and treatment of patients, chronic infections are seen in 10-30% of patients. In this study, we aimed to investigate the immunological factors that play roles in the transition of brucellosis from acute infection into chronic infection. Here, more than 2000 miRNAs were screened in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients with acute or chronic brucellosis and healthy controls by using miRNA array, and the results of the miRNA array were validated through qRT-PCR...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
Krishna Prasad Acharya, Nirajan Niroula, Krishna Kaphle
Brucellosis is an abortifacient zoonotic disease which remains prominent in third world countries like Nepal. Brucellosis possess a public health concern, the incidences of which in livestocks can present substantial economic and health burdens for herders and health professionals. In Nepal, several cases of bovine including human brucellosis have been reported. This paper aims to evaluate the current status of the disease, the mechanism of infection, pathogenesis, zoonotic potential, diagnostic advances, treatment regimens, and the preventive measures that can be adopted in managing human brucellosis in under-developed countries like Nepal...
October 1, 2016: Epidemiology and Health
John Njeru, Falk Melzer, Gamal Wareth, Hosny El-Adawy, Klaus Henning, Mathias W Pletz, Regine Heller, Samuel Kariuki, Eric Fèvre, Heinrich Neubauer
During 2014-2015, patients in northeastern Kenya were assessed for brucellosis and characteristics that might help clinicians identify brucellosis. Among 146 confirmed brucellosis patients, 29 (20%) had negative serologic tests. No clinical feature was a good indicator of infection, which was associated with animal contact and drinking raw milk.
December 15, 2016: Emerging Infectious Diseases
Joseph M Lewis, Jonathan Folb, Sanjay Kalra, S Bertel Squire, Miriam Taegtmeyer, Nick J Beeching
BACKGROUND: Brucella spp. prosthetic joint infections are infrequently reported in the literature, particularly in returning travellers, and optimal treatment is unknown. METHOD: We describe a prosthetic joint infection (PJI) caused by Brucella melitensis in a traveller returning to the UK from Thailand, which we believe to be the first detailed report of brucellosis in a traveller returning from this area. The 24 cases of Brucella-related PJI reported in the literature are summarised...
August 31, 2016: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
Fatemeh Torkaman Asadi, Seyyed Hamid Hashemi, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani, Abbas Moghimbeigi, Zahra Naseri
Current drug regimens for brucellosis are associated with relatively high rates of therapeutic failure or relapse. Reduced antimicrobial susceptibility of Brucella spp. has been proposed recently as a potential cause of therapeutic failure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibiotic resistance pattern of Brucella melitensis clinical isolates by E-test method in Hamadan, west of Iran. In a 15-month period, all patients with suspected brucellosis were enrolled. Blood Specimens were collected for diagnosis of brucellosis by BACTEC system and serological tests...
August 31, 2016: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
M E Eremeeva, S N Shpynov, I V Tarasevich
This article highlights the biography and scientific accomplishments of Pavel F. Zdrodovskii and his contributions to understanding the biology, pathogenesis, treatment, prevention and epidemiology of brucellosis, rickettsioses and many other infectious diseases.
September 2016: New Microbes and New Infections
Roland Grunow, Daniela Jacob, Silke Klee, Dietmar Schlembach, Sabine Jackowski-Dohrmann, Vera Loenning-Baucke, Bettina Eberspächer, Sonja Swidsinski
A teenage woman migrating from Syria arrived in May 2015 in Germany. She gave birth to a healthy child in early 2016, but became febrile shortly after delivery. Blood cultures revealed Brucella melitensis. In retrospect, she reported contact with sheep in Syria and recurrent pain in the hip joints over about five months before diagnosis of brucellosis. We discuss consequences for adequate treatment of mother and child as well as for clinical and laboratory management.
August 4, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
Salih Salihi, Şeyda Andaç, Mehmet Kalender, Onur Yıldırım, Ayfer İmre
Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease common in developing countries. Vascular complications, including arterial and venous, associated with Brucella infection have rarely been reported. A case of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) developing after a diagnosis of acute brucellosis in a young milkman is presented. A 26-year-old man presented with pain in the right leg. The patient's medical history included a diagnosis of brucellosis in our hospital where he had presented with complaints of weakness and fever. Peripheral venous Doppler ultrasound showed DVT, and the patient was treated with anticoagulants...
June 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
R Razzaghi, R Rastegar, M Momen-Heravi, M Erami, M Nazeri
UNLABELLED: Structured to Purpose: Human brucellosis is one of the most common zoonotic infections worldwide, which remains one of the major problems for public health. Despite the World Health Organization's recommendation for human brucellosis treatment, sporadic cases of relapse have been reported. The aim of this study was to assess the susceptibility of Brucella isolates to common antibiotics that are prescribed by the physician for the treatment of brucellosis and also to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration 50% (MIC 50 ) and MIC 90 for these antibiotics...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Kayode K Ojo, Ranae M Ranade, Zhongsheng Zhang, David M Dranow, Janette B Myers, Ryan Choi, Steve Nakazawa Hewitt, Thomas E Edwards, Douglas R Davies, Donald Lorimer, Stephen M Boyle, Lynn K Barrett, Frederick S Buckner, Erkang Fan, Wesley C Van Voorhis
We investigated Brucella melitensis methionyl-tRNA-synthetase (BmMetRS) with molecular, structural and phenotypic methods to learn if BmMetRS is a promising target for brucellosis drug development. Recombinant BmMetRS was expressed, purified from wild type Brucella melitensis biovar Abortus 2308 strain ATCC/CRP #DD-156 and screened by a thermal melt assay against a focused library of one hundred previously classified methionyl-tRNA-synthetase inhibitors of the blood stage form of Trypanosoma brucei. Three compounds showed appreciable shift of denaturation temperature and were selected for further studies on inhibition of the recombinant enzyme activity and cell viability against wild type B...
2016: PloS One
Sharareh Mohammad Hasani, Reza Mirnejad, Jafar Amani, Mohamad Javad Vafadar
BACKGROUND: Rapid diagnosis and differentiation of Brucella is of high importance due to the side effects of antibiotics for the treatment of brucellosis. This study aimed to identify and compare PCR-ELISA as a more accurate diagnositc test with other common molecular and serological tests. METHODS: In this experimental and sectional study, during March 2014 to Sep 2015, 52 blood samples of suspected patients with clinical symptoms of brucellosis were evaluated in medical centers all over Iran with serum titers higher than 1:80...
2016: Iranian Journal of Pathology
Opeyemi Mayowa Onilude, Sabri Mohd Yusoff, Benjamin Obukowho Emikpe, Polycarp Tanko, Salisi M Shahrom, Mohammed Effendy
Early and accurate diagnosis of Brucella melitensis is essential for the treatment and control of brucellosis both in animals and humans. The thrust for the development of a rapid diagnostic technique to overcome the limitations of conventional microbiological and serological tests brought about this investigation on the development and application of dot-ELISA for antigen and antibody detection in infected goats. Fifteen apparently healthy Boer aged 2-3 years which tested negative for brucellosis using PCR and ELISA, were grouped into A (10 goats infected intraocularly with 10(7) CFU of B...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
Cecilia Compés Dea, Joaquín Guimbao Bescós, Juan Pablo Alonso Pérez de Ágreda, Pilar María Muñoz Álvaro, José María Blasco Martínez, María Cruz Villuendas Usón
INTRODUCTION: No cases of human brucellosis caused by Brucella suis has been reported in Spain. METHODS: This study involved interviews with the case and his co-workers, inspection of their workplace, checking infection control measures, and typing the Brucella strain isolated in the blood culture. RESULTS: Brucella suis biovar 1 strain 1330 was isolated from a patient who worked in a waste treatment plant. Food borne transmission, contact with animals, and risk jobs were ruled out...
July 26, 2016: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
Lutfi Kanmaz, Faruk Karakeçili, Aytekin Çıkman, Fatih Özçiçek, Erdal Karavaş
Brucellosis is a common zoonotic infection caused by Brucella bacteria. Brucella infections are usually presented with various clinical manifestations, and often accompanied by multiple organ involvements. In this article, we present a case of brucellosis with suppurative parotitis involvement accompanied by parotid abscess and fistula in a 60-year-old male patient. According to the literature review we conducted regarding complications of brucellosis, our case is the first case reported in the literature. Significant improvement in patient's suppurative parotitis and clinical findings was observed at the fifth week of combination antibiotic therapy...
July 2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
Patrick Vollmar, Sabine Zange, Lothar Zöller, Joseph Erkel, Bryan Robert Thoma
Although brucellosis, a zoonosis mostly associated with sheep, goats and cattle, is not endemic in Germany, it is a relevant imported infectious disease. If patients suffer from fever of unknown origin after a stay in highly endemic countries like the Mediterranean area or the Arab world, it is mandatory to formally exclude brucellosis. Cultural methods are the diagnostic gold standard, but due to special methodical and infrastructural requirements it is essential to inform the laboratory at suspicion of infection...
July 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Joana Isabel da Silva Lima, Cátia Filipa Gomes Canelas, Andreia Sofia de Sousa Botelho Trindade Veiga, Dina Maria Mota Carvalho
Brucellosis is a commonly diagnosed zoonosis and neurological involvement is rare. A 30-year-old woman presented with a pulsatile headache that was exacerbated by the Valsalva maneuver and refractory to analgesic therapy. The patient also had nausea, cough, and coryza that evolved over 7 days. The neurological examination was unremarkable. Thrombosis of the lateral and sigmoid sinus and ipsilateral internal jugular vein were diagnosed and anticoagulation therapy was started. Brucella spp was identified in a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF); five months after treatment with rifampicin and doxycycline, CSF was sterile...
May 2016: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Cong Ye, Gui-Fen Shen, Shou-Xin Li, Ling-Li Dong, Yi-Kai Yu, Wei Tu, Ying-Zi Zhu, Shao-Xian Hu
Although the development of the 2009 SpA classification criteria by Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) represents an important step towards a better definition of the early disease stage particularly in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), the specificity of the criteria has been criticized these days. As the commonest zoonotic infection worldwide, human brucellosis can mimic a large number of diseases, including SpA. This study was performed to determine the frequency of rheumatologic manifestations in patients with brucellosis and the chance of misdiagnosing them as having axSpA in central China...
June 2016: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
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