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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534319/case-report-human-papilloma-virus-type-120-related-papillomatosis-mimicking-laryngeal-carcinoma
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Valeria Belvisi, Salvatore Martellucci, Anna Rosa Garbuglia, Cosmo Del Borgo, Stanislao Martellucci, Andrea Baiocchini, Anna Maria Manicone, Oreste Bagni, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Andrea Gallo
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between human papilloma virus (HPV) and upper respiratory tract pathology was better understood in recent years and represents now an issue of particular interest in carcinogenesis and in immunocompromised host. We describe a case in which a rare genotype HPV-related papillomatosis mimics laryngeal carcinoma in an immunocompromised host. METHODS: A 54-year-old woman with a history of HIV-HCV coinfection and anal and laryngeal cancer successfully treated some years before was hospitalized for severe dyspnea, cough and dysphagia...
May 22, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533775/the-role-of-microbiota-and-immunobiotics-in-granulopoiesis-of-immunocompromised-hosts
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REVIEW
Susana Salva, Susana Alvarez
The number of granulocytes is maintained by a regulated balance between granulopoiesis in the bone marrow and clearance and destruction in peripheral tissues. Granulopoiesis plays a fundamental role in the innate immune response. Therefore, factors affecting the normal granulopoiesis lead to alterations in innate defenses and reduce the resistance against infections. In this study, we give a description on recent advances regarding the molecular and cellular events that regulate steady-state and emergency granulopoiesis, which are crucial processes for the generation of protective innate immune responses...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532525/management-of-risks-from-water-and-ice-from-ice-machines-for-the-very-immunocompromised-host-a-process-improvement-project-prompted-by-an-outbreak-of-rapidly-growing-mycobacteria-on-a-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-hsct-unit
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Amanda Guspiel, Jeremiah Menk, Andrew Streifel, Keith Messinger, John Wagner, Patricia Ferrieri, Susan Kline
BACKGROUND In 2011, pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients were moved from an older hospital to a new children's hospital. To minimize bacterial growth in the new hospital's water during construction, the plumbing system was flushed and disinfected before occupancy. However, 6 months after occupancy, an increased incidence of rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) was detected in clinical cultures. Over 10 months, 15 pediatric HSCT patients were infected, while no pediatric HSCT patients had been infected in the preceding 12 months...
May 23, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530888/genomic-relatedness-of-staphylococcus-pettenkoferi-isolates-of-different-origins
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Emeli Månsson, Bengt Hellmark, Marc Stegger, Paal Skytt Andersen, Martin Sundqvist, Bo Söderquist
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to characterize clinical and environmental Staphylococcus pettenkoferi isolates with regard to genomic diversity and antibiotic susceptibility pattern. Repetitive-sequence-based PCR and core genome phylogenetic analysis of whole-genome sequencing (WGS) data verified the presence of distinct clades comprising closely related S. pettenkoferi isolates from different geographical locations and origins. METHODOLOGY: Phylogenetic relationships between 25 S...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514322/relationship-between-a-sepsis-intervention-bundle-and-in-hospital-mortality-among-hospitalized-patients-a-retrospective-analysis-of-real-world-data
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Priya A Prasad, Erica R Shea, Stephen Shiboski, Mary C Sullivan, Ralph Gonzales, David Shimabukuro
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a systemic response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Efforts have been made to develop evidence-based intervention bundles to identify and manage sepsis early in the course of the disease to decrease sepsis-related morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the relationship between a minimally invasive sepsis intervention bundle and in-hospital mortality using robust methods for observational data. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center among adult patients discharged between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014, and who received a diagnosis of severe sepsis/septic shock (SS/SS)...
May 12, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512683/messenger-rna-transport-in-the-opportunistic-fungal-pathogen-candida-albicans
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REVIEW
Anne E McBride
Candida albicans, a common commensal fungus, can cause disease in immunocompromised hosts ranging from mild mucosal infections to severe bloodstream infections with high mortality rates. The ability of C. albicans cells to switch between a budding yeast form and an elongated hyphal form is linked to pathogenicity in animal models. Hyphal-specific proteins such as cell-surface adhesins and secreted hydrolases facilitate tissue invasion and host cell damage, but the specific mechanisms leading to asymmetric protein localization in hyphae remain poorly understood...
May 16, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510690/trichosporonosis-in-pediatric-patients-with-a-hematologic-disorder
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Catherine E Foster, Morven S Edwards, Julienne Brackett, Deborah A Schady, C Mary Healy, Carol J Baker
Background.: Trichosporonosis is an emerging and often fatal opportunistic fungal infection in immunocompromised patients, particularly those with hematologic malignancy, but data in children are lacking. Methods.: We report here 3 cases of invasive infection caused by Trichosporon asahii in pediatric patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. We also conducted a literature review and identified 16 additional reports of pediatric patients with invasive T asahii infection and an underlying malignant or nonmalignant hematologic disorder...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504568/lactobacillus-rhamnosus-crl1505-nasal-administration-improves-recovery-of-t-cell-mediated-immunity-against-pneumococcal-infection-in-malnourished-mice
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N Barbieri, M Herrera, S Salva, J Villena, S Alvarez
Immunobiotic lactic acid bacteria have become an interesting alternative for the prevention of respiratory infections. Previously, we demonstrated that the nasal administration of Lactobacillus rhamnosus CRL1505, during repletion of malnourished mice, resulted in diminished susceptibility to the challenge with the respiratory pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae. Considering the known alterations induced by malnutrition on T lymphocytes and the importance of this cell population on the protection against respiratory pathogens, we aimed to study the effect of L...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497621/endomyocardial-and-pericardial-aspergillosis-in-critically-ill-patients
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George Dimopoulos, Frantzeska Frantzeskaki, Marinos Kosmopoulos, Fabio Sylvio Taccone, Anne-Marie Van den Abeele, Pierre Bulpa, Frederic Forêt, Dirk Vogelaers, Stijn Blot
Invasive aspergillosis(IA) is a potentially lethal complication of Aspergillus infection affecting mainly immunocompromised hosts; however, during the last two decades its incidence was increasingly observed in critically ill immunocompetent patients. The objective of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics of histologically proven endomyocardial and pericardial invasion, in the context of IA, in critically ill patients. Eight critically ill patients with histopathological confirmation of endomyocardial/pericardial aspergillosis were evaluated...
May 12, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493351/human-zika-and-west-nile-virus-neurological-infections-what-is-the-difference
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REVIEW
Clayton A Wiley, Leila Chimelli
The recent epidemic of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in the United States was associated with severe neurological disease in immunocompromised hosts, while the emergence of Zika virus infection in the Americas has been notable for an association with increased microcephaly in the fetuses of infected mothers. Rare autopsies of WNV infected humans have shown multiple organ involvement with a clear neurotropism. We have recently had the opportunity to examine the distribution of Zika virus in autopsies of newborns from infected pregnancies...
May 11, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490487/bifidobacterium-bacteremia-clinical-characteristics-and-a-genomic-approach-to-assess-pathogenicity
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Eirin Esaiassen, Erik Hjerde, Jorunn Pauline Cavanagh, Gunnar Skov Simonsen, Claus Klingenberg
Bifidobacteria are commensals that colonize the orogastrointestinal tract, and rarely cause invasive human infections. However, an increasing number of bifidobacterial blood culture isolates has lately been observed in Norway. In order to investigate the pathogenicity of Bifidobacterium species responsible for bacteremia, we studied Bifidobacterium isolates from 15 patients with a positive blood culture obtained during 2013 to 2015. We collected clinical data and analyzed phenotypic and genotypic antibiotic susceptibility...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490252/visceral-leishamiosis-in-immunocompromised-host-an-update-and-literature-review
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Pasquale Pagliano, Silvano Esposito
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a chronic infectious disease endemic in tropical and sub-tropical areas including the Mediterranean basin, caused by a group of protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania and transmitted by phlebotomine sandflies. Immunocompromised patients, in particular HIV positive, are considered at risk of VL. They report atypical signs and poor response to treatment due to impairment of T-helper and regulatory cells activity. Laboratory diagnosis is based on microscopy on bone marrow or spleen aspirates...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475412/pi3k-akt-mtor-axis-sustains-rotavirus-infection-via-the-4e-bp1-mediated-autophagy-pathway-and-represents-an-antiviral-target
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Yuebang Yin, Wen Dang, Xinying Zhou, Lei Xu, Wenshi Wang, Wanlu Cao, Sunrui Chen, Junhong Su, Xuepeng Cai, Shaobo Xiao, Maikel P Peppelenbosch, Qiuwei Pan
Rotavirus infection is a major cause of severe dehydrating diarrhea in infants younger than five years old and in particular cases of immunocompromised patients irrespective to the age of the patients. Although vaccines have been developed, antiviral therapy is an important complement that cannot be substituted. Because of the lack of specific approved treatment, it is urgent to facilitate the cascade of further understanding of the infection biology, identification of druggable targets and the final development of effective antiviral therapies...
May 5, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474590/epidemiology-of-cryptosporidium-in-pediatric-diarrheal-illnesses
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Aashima Dabas, Dheeraj Shah, Shinjini Bhatnagar, Rakesh Lodha
CONTEXT: Cryptosporidium spp. is a zoonotic infection, now being recognized as a significant cause of diarrhea in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts. However, there still exist significant knowledge gaps in its estimated global burden, epidemiology, diagnosis and management. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A semi-systematic search was performed across PubMed to select studies on epidemiological burden of cryptosporidium diarrhea using the following keywords- ['crytosporidiosis' OR 'cryptosporidium'] AND ['diarrhea' OR 'diarrhoea']...
April 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474430/unusual-presentation-of-disseminated-histoplasmosis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Manju Kumari, Madhumitha Udayakumar, Manju Kaushal, Garima Baweja Madaan
Disseminated histoplasmosis (DH) is a systemic granulomatous disease caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum. This disease occurs mainly in immunocompromised individuals with CD 4 counts less than 200 cell/µL and is rarely noted in immunocompetent person. In India, this disease has been reported from several parts of the country of which most cases are from eastern India which is considered to be endemic for this disease. Inhalation of the spores can lead to a self-limiting flulike illness in immunocompetent hosts...
May 4, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459010/revisiting-the-global-problem-of-cryptosporidiosis-and-recommendations
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Arpit Kumar Shrivastava, Subrat Kumar, Woutrina A Smith, Priyadarshi Soumyaranjan Sahu
Cryptosporidiosis is a gastrointestinal illness caused by the protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium species, which is a leading cause of diarrhea in a variety of vertebrate hosts. The primary mode of transmission is through oral routes; infections spread with the ingestion of oocysts by susceptible animals or humans. In humans, Cryptosporidium infections are commonly found in children and immunocompromised individuals. The small intestine is the most common primary site of infection in humans while extraintestinal cryptosporidiosis occurs in immunocompromised individuals affecting the biliary tract, lungs, or pancreas...
January 2017: Tropical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457513/fatal-disseminated-histoplasmosis-presenting-as-fuo-in-an-immunocompetent-italian-host
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Alessandro Bonsignore, Giulio Fraternali Orcioni, Rosario Barranco, Francesco De Stefano, Jean Louis Ravetti, Francesco Ventura
Histoplasmosis is a relatively rare infectious disease endemic to certain geographic areas such as East Africa, eastern and central United States, western Mexico, Central and South America. Disseminated histoplasmosis has been reported mainly in immunocompromised hosts and in AIDS patients. In this paper we report on a fatal case of undiagnosed disseminated histoplasmosis presenting as fever of unknown origin (FUO) in a 43-year-old Italian woman who, although splenectomized 5years earlier due to a motor vehicle accident, was otherwise immunocompetent...
March 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457354/clostridium-difficile
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REVIEW
Scott R Curry
Clostridium difficile infections (CDIs) have emerged as one of the principal threats to the health of hospitalized and immunocompromised patients. The importance of C difficile colonization is increasingly recognized not only as a source for false-positive clinical testing but also as a source of new infections within hospitals and other health care environments. In the last five years, several new treatment strategies that capitalize on the increasing understanding of the altered microbiome and host defenses in patients with CDI have completed clinical trials, including fecal microbiota transplantation...
June 2017: Clinics in Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448018/live-imaging-of-antifungal-activity-by-human-primary-neutrophils-and-monocytes-in-response-to-a-fumigatus
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Shan F Brunel, Jude M Bain, Jill King, Lena J Heung, Shinji Kasahara, Tobias M Hohl, Adilia Warris
Aspergillus fumigatus is an opportunistic fungal pathogen causing invasive infections in immunocompromised hosts with a high case-fatality rate. Research investigating immunological responses against A. fumigatus has been limited by the lack of consistent and reliable assays for measuring the antifungal activity of specific immune cells in vitro. A new method is described to assess the antifungal activity of primary monocytes and neutrophils from human donors against A. fumigatus using FLuorescent Aspergillus REporter (FLARE) conidia...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442545/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-%C3%AE-agonists-attenuate-biofilm-formation-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Brahmchetna Bedi, Nicholas M Maurice, Vincent T Ciavatta, K Sabrina Lynn, Zhihong Yuan, Samuel A Molina, Myungsoo Joo, William R Tyor, Joanna B Goldberg, Michael Koval, C Michael Hart, Ruxana T Sadikot
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a significant contributor to recalcitrant multidrug-resistant infections, especially in immunocompromised and hospitalized patients. The pathogenic profile of P. aeruginosa is related to its ability to secrete a variety of virulence factors and to promote biofilm formation. Quorum sensing (QS) is a mechanism wherein P. aeruginosa secretes small diffusible molecules, specifically acyl homo serine lactones, such as N-(3-oxo-dodecanoyl)-l-homoserine lactone (3O-C12-HSL), that promote biofilm formation and virulence via interbacterial communication...
April 25, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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