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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239769/clinical-manifestations-treatment-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-sternoclavicular-septic-arthritis
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Muchima Rodchuae, Chonlada Ruangpin, Wanruchada Katchamart
Septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is an atypical and rarely seen clinical condition. The prognosis for patients with SCJ septic arthritis is often poor. The objective of this study was to compare clinical characteristics between SCJ and non-sternoclavicular joint (NSCJ) septic arthritis and to identify independent risk factors for SCJ septic arthritis. A total of 450 adult patients diagnosed with septic arthritis during the January 2002 to December 2013 study period were included in this retrospective cohort study...
February 26, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237739/collaboration-with-an-infection-control-team-for-patients-with-infection-after-spine-surgery
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Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Shiro Imagama, Daizo Kato, Kei Ando, Tetsuro Hida, Kenyu Ito, Mikito Tsushima, Akiyuki Matsumoto, Masayoshi Morozumi, Satoshi Tanaka, Tetsuya Yagi, Yoshihiro Nishida, Naoki Ishiguro
BACKGROUND: The risk of infection, including surgical site infection (SSI), after spine surgery has increased due to aging and more immunocompromised hosts. An infection control team (ICT) is responsible for management of health care-associated infections at our institution. METHODS: The study subjects were 40 patients (18 men and 22 women with an average age of 54 years) referred to the ICT after spine surgery since 2010. Pathogenic bacteria and treatment in these cases were reviewed...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236169/triazole-resistance-in-aspergillus-species-an-emerging-problem
#3
Rocio Garcia-Rubio, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella, Emilia Mellado
Aspergillus species are ubiquitous fungal saprophytes found in diverse ecological niches worldwide. Among them, Aspergillus fumigatus is the most prevalent and is largely responsible for the increased incidence of invasive aspergillosis with high mortality rates in some immunocompromised hosts. Azoles are the first-line drugs in treating diseases caused by Aspergillus spp. However, increasing reports in A. fumigatus azole resistance, both in the clinical setting and in the environment, are threatening the effectiveness of clinical and agricultural azole drugs...
February 24, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231023/increasing-nocardia-incidence-associated-with-bronchiectasis-at-a-tertiary-care-center
#4
Michael H Woodworth, Jennifer L Saullo, Paul M Lantos, Gary M Cox, Jason E Stout
RATIONALE: Nocardia is a genus of pathogens that most commonly afflicts immunocompromised hosts, but may be an emerging infection among persons with bronchiectasis. OBJECTIVES: To examine the epidemiology and clinical presentation of adult patients with Nocardia and bronchiectasis relative to other patient groups. METHODS: We examined a retrospectively-assembled cohort of adults at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina with at least one positive culture from a bodily fluid or tissue specimen for Nocardia between January 1996 and December 2013...
February 23, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223450/raising-the-alarmone-within-host-evolution-of-antibiotic-tolerant-enterococcus-faecium
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Daria Van Tyne, Michael S Gilmore
Enterococci are ancient commensal bacteria that recently emerged as leading causes of antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infection. Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) epitomize why drug-resistant enterococcal infections are a problem: VRE readily colonize the antibiotic-perturbed gastrointestinal (GI) tract where they amplify to large numbers, and from there, they infect other body sites, including the bloodstream, urinary tract, and surgical wounds. VRE are resistant to many antimicrobials and host defenses, which facilitates establishment at the site of infection and confounds therapeutic clearance...
February 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223256/role-of-the-leukocyte-response-in-normal-and-immunocompromised-host-after-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Edwin Vargas, Senu Apewokin, Rajat Madan
Clostridium difficile is the leading cause of healthcare-associated infections in the United States. Clinically, C. difficile-associated disease can present as asymptomatic colonization, self-limited diarrheal illness or severe colitis (that may result in death). This variability in disease course and outcomes suggests that host factors play an important role as key determinants of disease severity. Currently, there are several scoring indices to estimate severity of C. difficile-associated disease. Leukocytosis and renal failure are considered to be the most important predictors of C...
February 18, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215310/review-of-the-mechanisms-of-probiotic-actions-in-the-prevention-of-colorectal-cancer
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Sandra A Dos Reis, Lisiane L da Conceição, Nathane P Siqueira, Damiana D Rosa, Letícia L da Silva, Maria do Carmo G Peluzio
The purpose of this review is to discuss the potential mechanisms of probiotics action in colorectal cancer prevention. In this regard, the composition of the intestinal microbiota is considered as an important risk factor in the development of colorectal cancer, and probiotics are able to positively modulate the composition of this microbiota. Studies have shown that the regular consumption of probiotics could prevent the development of colorectal cancer. In this respect, in vitro and experimental studies suggest some potential mechanisms responsible for this anticarcinogenic action...
January 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210456/severe-odontogenic-infection-an-emergency-case-report
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Marcelo Guzmán-Letelier, Claudia Crisosto-Jara, Camilo Diaz-Ricouz, Miguel Peñarrocha-Diago, David Peñarrocha-Oltra
Odontogenic infections (OI) are a major reason for consultation in dental practice. They affect people of all ages, and most of them respond well to current medical and surgical treatments. However, some OI can spread to vital and deep structures, overcome the host immune system - especially in diabetic, immunocompromised or weakened patients - and even prove fatal. Ludwig's angina is a severe form of diffuse cellulitis that can have an acute onset and spread very rapidly, bilaterally affecting areas of the head and neck, and may prove life threatening...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206920/splenic-abscess-requiring-early-splenectomy-following-angioembolization-for-blunt-splenic-injury-in-an-immunocompromised-host-implications-for-management
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Daniel Hagler, Kartik Prabhakaran, Gary Lombardo, Corrado Paolo Marini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202760/restriction-of-hcmv-replication-by-isg15-a-host-effector-regulated-by-cgas-sting-dsdna-sensing
#10
Christopher Bianco, Ian Mohr
Accumulation of the interferon-stimulated gene (ISG) 15 protein product, which is reversibly conjugated to numerous polypeptide targets, impacts the proteome and physiology of uninfected and infected cells. While many viruses, including human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) blunt host antiviral defenses by limiting ISG expression, the overall abundance of ISG15 monomer and protein conjugates rises in HCMV-infected cells. However, the molecular signals underlying ISG15 accumulation and whether the ISG15 polypeptide itself influences HCMV infection biology remain unknown...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196644/re-evaluation-of-epidermodysplasia-verruciformis-reconciling-more-than-90%C3%A2-years-of-debate
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Joanna Przybyszewska, Abraham Zlotogorski, Yuval Ramot
Epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV) is a rare genodermatosis characterized by abnormal susceptibility to cutaneous human beta-papillomavirus infections causing persistent flat warts or pityriasis versicolor-like lesions. This generalized verrucous skin disorder resembles generalized verrucosis, but these 2 conditions are distinguished by differences in clinical manifestation and the human papillomavirus types involved. A breakthrough in our understanding of EV was the discovery that homozygous inactivating mutations in TMC6 (EVER1) and TMC8 (EVER2) determine susceptibility to this disorder; however, they have not solved all EV cases fully...
February 10, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188050/successful-treatment-with-caspofungin-of-candiduria-in-a-child-with-wilms-tumor-review-of-literature
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M S Rezai, A Vaezi, H Fakhim, A Soleimani, H Mohammad Jafari, S Mohseni, H Badali
Symptomatic candiduria often occurs in patients with indwelling bladder catheters or immunocompromised host. Isolation of Candida in urine in high-risk patients should primarily be considered as a marker for candidemia. Hematological and genitourinary malignancies are one of the main risk factors associated with Candida urinary tract infections (CUTI). Fluconazole is a choice for initial treatment of CUTI, but it is fluctuate depending on the patient's condition including renal failure, site of urinary infection and Candida species...
February 7, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183847/human-rhinovirus-detection-in-the-lower-respiratory-tract-of-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-association-with-mortality
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Sachiko Seo, Alpana Waghmare, Emily M Scott, Hu Xie, Jane M Kuypers, Robert C Hackman, Angela P Campbell, Su-Mi Choi, Wendy M Leisenring, Keith R Jerome, Janet A Englund, Michael Boeckh
Human rhinoviruses are the most common respiratory viruses detected in patients after hematopoietic cell transplantation. Although rhinovirus appears to occasionally cause severe lower respiratory tract infection in immunocompromised patients, the clinical significance of rhinovirus detection in the lower respiratory tract remains unknown. We evaluated 697 recipients transplanted between 1993 and 2015 with rhinovirus in respiratory samples. As comparative cohorts, 273 recipients with lower respiratory tract infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (N=117), parainfluenza virus (N=120), or influenza (N=36) were analyzed...
February 9, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182772/murine-cytomegalovirus-infection-of-mouse-macrophages-stimulates-early-expression-of-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-socs-1-and-socs3
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Christine I Alston, Richard D Dix
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a species-specific β-herpesvirus that infects for life up to 80% of the world's population and causes severe morbidity in at-risk immunocompromised populations. Suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS)1 and SOCS3 are host proteins that act as inducible negative feedback regulators of cytokine signaling and have been implicated in several ocular diseases and viral infections. We recently found in our mouse model of experimental cytomegalovirus retinitis that subretinally-injected murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) stimulates ocular SOCS1 and SOCS3 during retrovirus-induced immune suppression of murine AIDS (MAIDS), and that infiltrating macrophages are prominent cellular sources of retinal SOCS1 and SOCS3 expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178208/effector-mechanisms-of-neutrophils-within-the-innate-immune-system-in-response-to-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection
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REVIEW
Eric Warren, Garrett Teskey, Vishwanath Venketaraman
Neutrophils have a significant yet controversial role in the innate immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb) infection, which is not yet fully understood. In addition to neutrophils' well-known effector mechanisms, they may also help control infection of M. tb through the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), which are thought to further promote the killing of M. tb by resident alveolar macrophages. Cytokines such as IFN-γ have now been shown to serve an immunomodulatory role in neutrophil functioning in conjunction to its pro-inflammatory function...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174572/functional-characterization-of-rhoptry-kinome-in-the-virulent-toxoplasma-gondii-rh-strain
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Jin-Lei Wang, Ting-Ting Li, Hany M Elsheikha, Kai Chen, Wei-Ning Zhu, Dong-Mei Yue, Xing-Quan Zhu, Si-Yang Huang
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligatory intracellular apicomplexan protozoan which can infect any warm-blooded animal and causes severe diseases in immunocompromised individuals or infants infected in utero. The survival and success of this parasite require that it colonizes the host cell, avoids host immune defenses, replicates within an appropriate niche, and exits the infected host cell to spread to neighboring non-infected cells. All of these processes depend on the parasite ability to synthesis and export secreted proteins...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168393/enhanced-colorectal-cancer-metastases-in-the-alcohol-injured-liver
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Ashley M Mohr, John J Gould, Jacy L Kubik, Geoffrey A Talmon, Carol A Casey, Peter Thomas, Dean J Tuma, Benita L McVicker
Metastatic liver disease is a major cause of mortality in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. Alcohol consumption is a noted risk factor for secondary cancers yet the role of alcoholic liver disease (ALD) in colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) is not defined. This work evaluated tumor cell colonization in the alcoholic host liver using a novel preclinical model of human CRC liver metastases. Immunocompromised Rag1-deficient mice were fed either ethanol (E) or isocaloric control (C) diets for 4 weeks prior to intrasplenic injection of LS174T human CRC cells...
February 6, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165018/recombinant-phage-elicits-protective-immune-response-against-systemic-s-globosa-infection-in-mouse-model
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Feng Chen, Rihua Jiang, Yicun Wang, Mingji Zhu, Xu Zhang, Shuai Dong, Hongxi Shi, Li Wang
Sporothrix globosa is a type of fungus that typically infects immunocompromised patients. Its prevention continues to pose a challenge. A 70-KDa glycoprotein (Gp70) of Sporothrix has been previously reported to protect host against infection from this fungus. Here, we displayed an epitope peptide (kpvqhalltplgldr) of Gp70 on the major coat protein (pIII), and investigated its efficiency as a vaccine for preventing S. globosa infection. The recombinant phage and the heat-killed S. globosa were used to immunize mice separately...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164040/tlr2-mice-display-increased-clearance-of-dermatophyte-trichophyton-mentagrophytes-in-the-setting-of-hyperglycemia
#19
Débora de Fátima Almeida, Thais F de Campos Fraga-Silva, Amanda R Santos, Angela C Finato, Camila M Marchetti, Marjorie de Assis Golim, Vanessa S Lara, Maria S P Arruda, James Venturini
Dermatophytosis is one of the most common human infections affecting both immunocompetent individuals and immunocompromised patients, in whom the disease is more aggressive and can reach deep tissues. Over the last decades, cases of deep dermatophytosis have increased and the dermatophyte-host interplay remains poorly investigated. Pattern recognition molecules, such as Toll-like receptors (TLR), play a crucial role against infectious diseases. However, there has been very little research reported on dermatophytosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159172/legionnaire-s-disease-in-compromised-hosts
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REVIEW
Fanny Lanternier, Florence Ader, Benoit Pilmis, Emilie Catherinot, Sophie Jarraud, Olivier Lortholary
Legionnaire's disease (LD) is mainly reported in apparently immunocompetent patients. Among them, risk factors include chronic lung disease and smoking. However, LD is also well reported among immunocompromised patients, particularly those treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha therapy, patients with hematological malignancy, and transplant patients. This article discusses the available data on immunity against Legionella spp, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of LD in immunocompromised patients...
March 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
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