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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726635/as-cath1-6-novel-cathelicidins-with-potent-antimicrobial-and-immunomodulatory-properties-from-alligator-sinensis-play-pivotal-roles-in-host-anti-microbial-immune-responses
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Yan Chen, Shasha Cai, Xue Qiao, Mali Wu, Zhilai Guo, Renping Wang, Yi-Qun Kuang, Haining Yu, Yipeng Wang
Crocodilians are regarded as possessing a powerful immune system. However, the composition and action of crocodilian immune system has remained unclear until now. Cathelicidins, the principal family of host defense peptides, play pivotal roles in vertebrate immune defense against microbial invasions. However, cathelicidins from crocodilians have not been extensively studied to date. In the present study, six novel cathelicidins (As-CATH1~6) were identified and characterized from the endangered Chinese Alligator ( Alligator sinensis )...
July 18, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721347/peliosis-hepatis-complicating-pregnancy-a-rare-entity
#2
Muhammad Osama Butt, Nasir Hassan Luck, Syed Mujahid Hassan, Zaigham Abbas, Muhammed Mubarak
Peliosis hepatis (PH) is a rare, benign condition of the liver characterized by the presence of blood-filled lacunar spaces in the parenchyma. It usually has a chronic presentation and is a rare cause of portal hypertension reported in adult patients. Its etiology is diverse and ranges from infectious agents to tumors to toxic substances and anabolic steroids; however, the cause remains unclear in 25-50% of patients. Similarly, the symptomatology and imaging findings are diverse. Biopsy is the definitive test to diagnose the condition...
June 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703134/genetic-variants-underlying-vitamin-d-metabolism-and-vdr-tgf%C3%AE-1-smad3-interaction-may-impact-on-hcv-progression-a-study-based-on-dbgap-data-from-the-halt-c-study
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Laura A de Azevedo, Ursula Matte, Themis R da Silveira, Mário R Álvares-da-Silva
Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in liver disease and vitamin D has been shown to decrease hepatic fibrosis through an anti-TGFβ-1/SMAD3 effect mediated by the vitamin D receptor. Thus, we hypothesized that genetic variants involved in vitamin D metabolism and/or VDR/TGFβ-1/SMAD3 interaction could impact on the progression of chronic HCV. We obtained or imputed genotypes for 40 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located in genes implicated in vitamin D metabolism from the HALT-C cohort via dbGaP. The HALT-C study followed 692 chronic HCV patients over 4 years, evaluating clinical outcomes including worsening of fibrosis, hepatic decompensation (gastric/esophageal bleeding, CTP>7, ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and encephalopathy), development of hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver death...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697716/case-series-of-10-patients-with-cirrhosis-undergoing-emergent-repair-of-ruptured-umbilical-hernias-natural-history-and-predictors-of-outcomes
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Miguel Malespin, Christopher M Moore, Andre Fialho, Silvio W de Melo, Tamara Benyashvili, Anai N Kothari, Diego di Sabato, Eric R Kallwitz, Scott J Cotler, Amy D Lu
OBJECTIVES: Ascites represents an important event in the natural history of cirrhosis, portending increased 1-year mortality. Umbilical herniation with rupture is an uncommon complication of large-volume ascites that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to describe predictors of outcomes in patients undergoing emergent repair for spontaneous umbilical hernia rupture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report a case series of 10 patients with decompensated cirrhosis (mean age 66 ± 9 years, mean Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score of 21 ± 7) who presented with a ruptured umbilical hernia and had emergent repair...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694562/expression-and-function-of-granzymes-a-and-b-in-escherichia-coli-peritonitis-and-sepsis
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M Isabel García-Laorden, Ingrid Stroo, Sanne Terpstra, Sandrine Florquin, Jan Paul Medema, Cornelis van T Veer, Alex F de Vos, Tom van der Poll
Escherichia (E.) coli is the most common causative pathogen in peritonitis, the second most common cause of sepsis. Granzymes (gzms) are serine proteases traditionally implicated in cytotoxicity and, more recently, in the inflammatory response. We here sought to investigate the role of gzms in the host response to E. coli-induced peritonitis and sepsis in vivo. For this purpose, we used a murine model of E. coli intraperitoneal infection, resembling the clinical condition commonly associated with septic peritonitis by this bacterium, in wild-type and gzmA-deficient (gzmA(-/-) ), gzmB(-/-) , and gzmAxB(-/-) mice...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687809/genetic-variants-of-traf6-modulate-peritoneal-immunity-and-the-risk-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-cirrhosis-a-combined-prospective-retrospective-study
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Martina Mai, Sven Stengel, Eihab Al-Herwi, Jack Peter, Caroline Schmidt, Ignacio Rubio, Andreas Stallmach, Tony Bruns
Alterations of the innate immunity contribute to the development of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in liver cirrhosis. Given its role in immune signaling, antimicrobial function, and macrophage differentiation, we hypothesized that genetic polymorphisms of TRAF6 modulate the risk of SBP. Thus, we determined theTRAF6 haplotype in 432 patients with cirrhosis and ascites using the haplotype-tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms rs331457 and rs5030419. In addition, peritoneal macrophages were immunomagnetically isolated and characterized...
July 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682571/-pragmatic-study-on-the-role-of-ultrasounds-in-the-management-infectious-complications-of-peritoneal-catheter
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Giovanni Somma, Gerardo Trattelli, Carmine Coppola, Maria Auricchio
The role of ultrasound (US) is extremely important in the early detection (diagnosis) of peritoneal catheter tunnel infection (TI) in subjects with catheter exit-site infection (ESI), also for the therapeutic follow up of tunnel infection and in particular to evaluate (assess) the prognosis in cases of deep infection. ESI is the major cause of peritonitis because it is associated to bacterial migration and overgrowth which involve deep cuff and then the tunnel. The use of US is now widely recognized, it allows the identification of persistent foci as hypoechoic pericatheter areas and specially to evaluate response to antibiotic therapy...
April 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670052/imaging-and-clinical-predictors-of-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-diagnosed-by-ultrasound-guided-paracentesis
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Andrew Sideris, Pooja Patel, Hearns W Charles, James Park, David Feldman, Amy R Deipolyi
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a potentially life-threatening complication of ascites diagnosed by paracentesis. We determined predictors of SBP to facilitate patient selection. The 301 paracenteses performed in 119 patients (51 women, 68 men) from July to November 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Presentation, lab data, depth of the deepest ascites pocket on ultrasound, total volume of ascites removed, absolute neutrophil count, and complications were studied. Of 301 paracenteses, 16 (5%) diagnosed SBP...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663673/spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-by-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-a-rare-difficult-to-treat-infection-in-decompensated-cirrhotic-patients
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Sunil Taneja, Pramod Kumar, Vikas Gautam, Ajay Duseja, Virendra Singh, Radha K Dhiman, Yogesh Chawla
INTRODUCTION: Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) is non-fermenting Gram-negative bacillus and has been rarely reported to cause spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in decompensated cirrhosis. OBJECTIVE: This study was done to evaluate the clinical presentation of cirrhotic patients with SBP due to Bcc and to determine its impact on clinical outcome. METHODS: This is a retrospective, observational study conducted during the period from 1st January 2013 through 31st March 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652407/arginine-methylation-regulates-c-myc-dependent-transcription-by-altering-promoter-recruitment-of-the-acetyltransferase-p300
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Irina Tikhanovich, Jie Zhao, Brian Bridges, Sean Kumer, Ben Roberts, Steven A Weinman
Protein arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) is an essential gene controlling about 85% of total cellular arginine methylation in proteins. We have previously shown that PRMT1 is an important regulator of innate immune responses and that it is required for M2 macrophage differentiation. c-Myc is a transcription factor that is critical in regulating cell proliferation and also regulates the M2 transcriptional program in macrophages. Here, we sought to determine whether c-Myc in myeloid cells is regulated by PRMT1-dependent arginine methylation...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649508/isolation-of-shewanella-putrefaciens-in-an-elderly-man-with-subacute-intestinal-obstruction-appendicitis
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Arif Maqsood Ali, Muhammad Noorulamin, Shazia Arif
Shewanella is Gram-negative motile bacillus, non fermentative and facultative anaerobe. Its natural habitat is all forms of water and soil, but has also been isolated from fish, dairy products, oils, and carcasses. Often found with microflora of the marine environment. Bacterial infections with Shewanella spp. are rare. The exposure to the marine environment, sea and diary food are considered as a risk factor for Shewanella spp. infection. Clinical infections seen are otitis, soft tissue infection, bacteremia, ear infection, eye infection, infective arthritis, osteomyelitis, infective endocarditis and peritonitis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649123/extraovarian-primary-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-a-case-report
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Gregory Nicolas, Tony Kfoury, Hassan Fawaz, Mahdi Issa
BACKGROUND Extraovarian primary peritoneal carcinoma (EOPPC) is a rare malignant epithelial tumor with an age-adjusted incidence rate of 6.78 per million, which arises from the peritoneal lining with minimal or no ovarian involvement. EOPPC is a diagnosis of exclusion with the absence of other identifiable primary sites and after surgical assessment and consideration of the histological report to evaluate the extent of ovarian invasion. CASE REPORT A 66-year-old woman complained of mild postprandial epigastric pain...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648390/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-unusual-manifestations-of-invasive-pneumococcal-disease
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Adrian Sousa, Maria Teresa Pérez-Rodríguez, Andrés Nodar, Lucía Martínez-Lamas, Francisco Jose Vasallo, Maximiliano Álvarez-Fernández, Manuel Crespo
INTRODUCTION: Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) typically presents as bacterial pneumonia, meningitis or primary bacteraemia. However, Streptococcus pneumoniae can produce infection at any level of the body (endocarditis, arthritis, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, etc.), which is also known as unusual IPD (uIPD). There are very limited data available about the clinical and microbiological profile of these uncommon manifestations of pneumococcal disease. Our aim was to analyse clinical forms, microbiological profile, epidemiology and prognosis of a cohort of patients with unusual invasive pneumococcal disease (uIPD)...
June 22, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646991/understanding-the-immune-signature-fingerprint-of-peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis
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Tadashi Takeuchi, Hiroshi Ohno, Naoko Satoh-Takayama
Although acute peritonitis is a common and severe complication associated with peritoneal dialysis, the culture-based test used as the diagnostic criterion for this disease is often too slow to allow appropriate point-of-care diagnosis of specific bacterial infection. To address this problem, Zhang et al. report the efficacy of a novel set of immune biomarkers derived from a machine-learning algorithm applied to patient data. This fingerprint could predict major pathogenic causes of peritonitis.
July 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644310/predictors-of-mortality-in-cirrhosis-inpatients-with-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Elliot Z Smith, Patrick G Northup, Curtis K Argo
BACKGROUND: Clostridium difficile is a bacterial pathogen associated with significant morbidity and mortality in patients with cirrhosis. GOALS: Our primary aim is to identify variables that are predictive of poor outcomes in cirrhosis patients with C. difficile infection (CDI). We also aim to further characterize the risk factors for developing CDI and risk of mortality in this patient population. STUDY: A total of 200 subjects with a diagnosis of cirrhosis and CDI were matched to 200 cirrhosis inpatients without CDI...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638371/the-anticancer-peptide-tat-rasgap317-326-exerts-broad-antimicrobial-activity
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Mathieu Heulot, Nicolas Jacquier, Sébastien Aeby, Didier Le Roy, Thierry Roger, Evgeniya Trofimenko, David Barras, Gilbert Greub, Christian Widmann
Antibiotic resistance has become a major health issue. Nosocomial infections and the prevalence of resistant pathogenic bacterial strains are rising steadily. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop new classes of antibiotics effective on multi-resistant nosocomial pathogenic bacteria. We have previously shown that a cell-permeable peptide derived from the p120 Ras GTPase-activating protein (RasGAP), called TAT-RasGAP317-326, induces cancer cell death, inhibits metastatic progression, and sensitizes tumor cells to various anti-cancer treatments in vitro and in vivo...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634518/role-of-albumin-in-cirrhosis-from-a-hospitalist-s-perspective
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Saqib Walayat, Daniel Martin, Jaymon Patel, Umair Ahmed, Muhammad N Asghar, Aparna U Pai, Sonu Dhillon
Albumin, a negatively charged globular protein encoded on chromosome 4, is one of the most abundant proteins in the plasma and accounts for approximately 75% of plasma oncotic pressure. The role of albumin in the management of various disease states has shown to be beneficial historically. Low serum albumin is a predictor of mortality and poor outcomes. In cirrhotics undergoing paracentesis, albumin infusion prevents rapid re-accumulation of ascitic fluid while simultaneously decreasing the risk of post-paracentesis related circulatory dysfunction...
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634345/sirtuin-3-deficiency-does-not-alter-host-defenses-against-bacterial-and-fungal-infections
#18
Eleonora Ciarlo, Tytti Heinonen, Jérôme Lugrin, Hans Acha-Orbea, Didier Le Roy, Johan Auwerx, Thierry Roger
Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) is the main mitochondrial deacetylase. SIRT3 regulates cell metabolism and redox homeostasis, and protects from aging and age-associated pathologies. SIRT3 may drive both oncogenic and tumor-suppressive effects. SIRT3 deficiency has been reported to promote chronic inflammation-related disorders, but whether SIRT3 impacts on innate immune responses and host defenses against infections remains essentially unknown. This aspect is of primary importance considering the great interest in developing SIRT3-targeted therapies...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632510/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-of-lungs-in-murine-polymicrobial-sepsis-with-hydrogen-gas-treatment
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Yingxue Bian, Chao Qin, Yuchang Xin, Yang Yu, Hongguang Chen, Guolin Wang, Keliang Xie, Yonghao Yu
Sepsis-associated acute lung injury (ALI), which carries a high morbidity and mortality in patients, has no effective therapeutic strategies to date. Our group have already reported that hydrogen gas (H2) exerts a protective effect against sepsis in mice. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying H2 treatment are not fully understood. This study investigated the effects of H2 on lung injuries in septic mice through the iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomic analysis. Male ICR mice used in this study were subjected to cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) or sham operation...
June 19, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625762/fungal-peritonitis-by-thermoascus-crustaceus-in-a-peritoneal-dialysis-patient-from-chile
#20
Eduardo Alvarez, Alvaro Castillo, Isabel Iturrieta
BACKGROUND: Fungal peritonitis is a relatively uncommon infection in peritoneal dialysis patients. However, it can be associated with significant morbimortality. In recent reports, Candida species and other filamentous fungi have been reported as being aetiological agents. Thermoascus species are ubiquitous, thermophilic fungi, with an anamorph in the Paecilomyces genus. Here we present the first report of fungal peritonitis by Thermoascus crustaceus from Chile. CASE REPORT: We present the case of an 83-year-old female patient, with a history of cholecystectomy, hernia repair, severe arterial hypertension, hip and knee osteoarthritis and several episodes of peritoneal dialysis with a cloudy exudate...
June 15, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
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