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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442420/eggerthella-lenta-bacteremia-in-solid-tumor-cancer-patients-pathogen-or-witness-of-frailty
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Paul-Louis Woerther, Sami Antoun, Elisabeth Chachaty, Mansouria Merad
Eggerthella lenta is increasingly found in patients with severe comorbidities. Because oncologic patients are exposed to emerging pathogens, we aimed to describe the factors associated with E. lenta bacteremia in this immunosuppressed population. Oncology patients with blood cultures positive for E. lenta were retrospectively recorded from 2009 to 2015. Socio-demographic and medical/biological data as well as potential risk factors and mortality were recorded and analyzed. Twenty-three patients were included...
April 22, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433104/wilson-disease-symptomatic-liver-therapy
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Jan Pfeiffenberger, Karl-Heinz Weiss, Wolfgang Stremmel
Wilson disease leads to symptomatic impairment of liver function or liver cirrhosis. Strict adherence to decoppering agents is essential in these patients. Secondary prevention of additional hepatic damage by avoidance of other toxic substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs) and sufficient calorie intake is recommended. Routine examinations in cirrhotic patients include screening for signs of portal hypertension (esophagus varices), development of ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy. Where varices are present, primary or secondary preventive interventions may include treatment with nonselective beta-blockers or variceal ligation, similar to the approach in patients with liver cirrhosis due to other etiologies...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431099/effect-of-cold-water-induced-stress-on-immune-response-pathology-and-fertility-in-mice-during-chlamydia-muridarum-genital-infection
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Tesfaye Belay, Anthony Woart, Vincent Graffeo
Genital infection by Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is the most common bacterial sexually-transmitted disease worldwide. It causes serious reproductive health complications, including pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. Stress is implicated as a risk factor for various infections; however, its effect on chlamydia genital infection is unknown. We previously showed that repeated exposure of mice to cold water results in increased severity of chlamydia genital infection. In the present study, cold water-induced stress resulted in: i) elevated levels of NE and EP in the spleen and genital tract of stressed mice; ii) elevated IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6 and NO production in macrophage-rich peritoneal cells of mice; iii) supplement of NE in vitro exerts an immunosuppressive effect on splenic T cell production of cytokines; iv) decreased C...
April 18, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428684/innate-immunity-of-adipose-tissue-in-rodent-models-of-local-and-systemic-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
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Andreas Schmid, Thomas Karrasch, Miriam Thomalla, Jutta Schlegel, Bernd Salzberger, Andreas Schäffler, Frank Hanses
Background. The role of adipose tissue in systemic inflammation during bacterial infection is unclear. Effects of Staphylococcus aureus infection on adipocytes in rodent models of experimental endocarditis and peritonitis, the impact of S. aureus infection on gene expression in epididymal and subcutaneous adipose tissue, and effects of S. aureus infection on the toll-like receptor-2- (TLR2-) cathelicidin pathway in vivo and in vitro were investigated. Material and methods. The rat model of catheter-induced S...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403123/influence-of-genetic-variations-in-the-sod1-gene-on-the-development-of-ascites-and-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-decompensated-liver-cirrhosis
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Sebastian Schwab, Jennifer Lehmann, Philipp Lutz, Christian Jansen, Beate Appenrodt, Frank Lammert, Christian P Strassburg, Ulrich Spengler, Hans-Dieter Nischalke, Jonel Trebicka
BACKGROUND: The balance between generation and elimination of reactive oxygen species by superoxide dismutase (SOD) is crucially involved in the pathophysiology of liver cirrhosis. Reactive oxygen species damage cells and induce inflammation/fibrosis, but also play a critical role in immune defense from pathogens. As both processes are involved in the development of liver cirrhosis and its complications, genetic variation of the SOD1 gene was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two SOD1 single nucleotide polymorphisms (rs1041740 and rs3844942) were analyzed in 49 cirrhotic patients undergoing liver transplantation...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390400/a-comparative-study-do-clickers-increase-student-engagement-in-multidisciplinary-clinical-microbiology-teaching
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Niall T Stevens, Hélène McDermott, Fiona Boland, Teresa Pawlikowska, Hilary Humphreys
BACKGROUND: Audience response devices, or "clickers", have been used in the education of future healthcare professionals for several years with varying success. They have been reported to improve the learning experience by promoting engagement and knowledge retention. In 2014, our department evaluated the use of "clickers" in a newly introduced multidisciplinary approach to teaching large groups of third year medical students clinical cases developed around a microbiology theme. METHODS: Six multidisciplinary teaching sessions covering community-acquired pneumonia, tuberculosis, infective endocarditis, peritonitis, bloodstream infection with pyelonephritis and bacterial meningitis were included in the study...
April 8, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386572/spontaneous-fungal-peritonitis-in-ascites-of-cardiac-origin
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Yuchen Wang, Seema Gandhi, Bashar M Attar
Spontaneous fungal peritonitis (SFP) is an infrequent but severe complication most commonly described in patients with liver cirrhosis. We present the first case of culture-proven SFP occurring in cardiogenic ascites. The diagnosis of SFP was clinically challenging as the initial ascites was consistent with the more common diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP). The patient did not respond to antibacterial therapy, however, and the final diagnosis was only made with positive ascitic cultures that grew Candida glabrata...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382951/nosocomial-and-community-acquired-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-in-china-comparative-microbiology-and-therapeutic-implications
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Lei Shi, Dan Wu, Lei Wei, Suxia Liu, Peng Zhao, Bo Tu, Yangxin Xie, Yanan Liu, Xinhua Wang, Liying Liu, Xin Zhang, Zhe Xu, Fusheng Wang, Enqiang Qin
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a common complication of liver cirrhosis. This study was performed to compare the microbiological characteristics of nosocomial and community-acquired episodes of bacterial peritonitis in China. Five hundred and seventy-five strains were isolated from the ascitic fluid of cirrhotic patients from the Beijing 302 Hospital from January 2014 to December 2014. The patients in the community-acquired SBP (n = 311) and the nosocomial SBP (n = 264) groups exhibited significant differences in clinical symptoms (P < 0...
April 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373972/in-vivo-efficacy-and-pharmacokinetics-of-optimized-apidaecin-analogs
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Rico Schmidt, Daniel Knappe, Elisabeth Wende, Eszter Ostorházi, Ralf Hoffmann
Proline-rich antimicrobial peptides (PrAMPs) represent promising alternative therapeutic options for the treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. PrAMPs are predominantly active against Gram-negative bacteria by inhibiting protein expression via at least two different modes of action, i.e., blocking the ribosomal exit tunnel of 70S ribosomes (oncocin-type binding) or inhibiting the assembly of the 50S ribosomal subunit (apidaecin-type binding). The in vivo efficacy and favorable biodistribution of oncocins confirmed the therapeutic potential of short PrAMPs for the first time, whereas the in vivo evaluation of apidaecins is still limited despite the promising efficacy of apidaecin-analog Api88 in an intraperitoneal murine infection model...
2017: Frontiers in Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373758/typhoid-intestinal-perforation-in-developing-countries-still-unavoidable-deaths
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EDITORIAL
Sandro Contini
Typhoid fever is a public health challenge mostly concentrated in impoverished, overcrowded areas of the developing world, with lack of safe drinking and sanitation. The most serious complication is typhoid intestinal perforation (TIP), observed in 0.8% to 39%, with a striking rate difference between high-income and low-middle-income countries. Although the mortality rate consequent to TIP in resource-poor countries is improved in the last decades, it is still fluctuating from 5% to 80%, due to surgical- and not surgical-related constraints...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361440/acid-suppressive-therapy-and-risk-of-infections-pros-and-cons
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REVIEW
Leon Fisher, Alexander Fisher
This narrative review summarises the benefits, risks and appropriate use of acid-suppressing drugs (ASDs), proton pump inhibitors and histamine-2 receptor antagonists, advocating a rationale balanced and individualised approach aimed to minimise any serious adverse consequences. It focuses on current controversies on the potential of ASDs to contribute to infections-bacterial, parasitic, fungal, protozoan and viral, particularly in the elderly, comprehensively and critically discusses the growing body of observational literature linking ASD use to a variety of enteric, respiratory, skin and systemic infectious diseases and complications (Clostridium difficile diarrhoea, pneumonia, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, septicaemia and other)...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360364/the-future-of-peritoneal-dialysis-in-a-moving-landscape-of-bacterial-resistance
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Mark A Toleman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353081/gastrointestinal-manifestations-of-melioidosis-a-single-center-experience
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Nitin Jagtap, Harshal Shah, Anuradha Kancharla, Manu Tandan, Partha Pal, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Mohan Ramchandani, D N Reddy
Melioidosis, being increasing, is reported from India. Gastrointestinal manifestations are typically reported as unusual cause of liver and/or splenic abscess. We aimed to describe various gastrointestinal manifestation of melioidosis in the present study. We retrospectively collected data of culture positive melioidosis cases from hospital database during August 2014-October 2016 at Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad. A total of nine culture positive cases (8 male) of melioidosis with median age of 40 years (range 23-66) were analyzed...
March 29, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350743/home-based-drainage-of-refractory-ascites-by-a-permanent-tunneled-peritoneal-catheter-can-safely-replace-large-volume-paracentesis
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Philipp Solbach, Christoph Höner Zu Siederdissen, Richard Taubert, Szilvia Ziegert, Kerstin Port, Andrea Schneider, Katja Hueper, Michael P Manns, Heiner Wedemeyer, Elmar Jaeckel
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Refractory ascites has a poor prognosis. Recurrent large-volume paracentesis is the current standard of care; however, it results in circulatory dysfunction and renal dysfunction, and hospitalization is commonly required. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement is not an option in a substantial number of patients because of contraindications. The placement of a tunneled peritoneal drainage catheter has been shown to be effective in patients with malignant ascites...
May 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343146/antimicrobial-effect-of-the-biotronic%C3%A2-top3-supplement-and-efficacy-in-protecting-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-from-infection-by-aeromonas-salmonicida-subsp-salmonicida
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Simon Menanteau-Ledouble, Ines Krauss, Rui Alexandre Goncalves, Barbara Weber, Gonçalo Abreu Santos, Mansour El-Matbouli
Demand for more environmentally friendly practices have led to the adoption of several feed supplements by the fish farming industry. In the present study, we investigated a commercially available formula that includes a mixture of three compounds: organic acids, a phytochemical and Biomin® Permeabilizing Complex. This mixture demonstrated antimicrobial properties in vitro and was able to inhibit growth of multiple species of aquatic bacterial pathogens, including Aeromonas salmonicida. Bacterial challenge was performed using A...
March 18, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334040/macrophage-origin-limits-functional-plasticity-in-helminth-bacterial-co-infection
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Dominik Rückerl, Sharon M Campbell, Sheelagh Duncan, Tara E Sutherland, Stephen J Jenkins, James P Hewitson, Tom A Barr, Lucy H Jackson-Jones, Rick M Maizels, Judith E Allen
Rapid reprogramming of the macrophage activation phenotype is considered important in the defense against consecutive infection with diverse infectious agents. However, in the setting of persistent, chronic infection the functional importance of macrophage-intrinsic adaptation to changing environments vs. recruitment of new macrophages remains unclear. Here we show that resident peritoneal macrophages expanded by infection with the nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus bakeri altered their activation phenotype in response to infection with Salmonella enterica ser...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331804/infected-ascites-distinguishing-secondary-peritonitis-from-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-in-a-cirrhotic-patient-with-classic-symptoms
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Marvin Louis Roy Lu, Akanksha Agarwal, Josh Sloan, Aaron Kosmin
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis can be differentiated from secondary bacterial peritonitis by the absence of a surgically treatable intra-abdominal source of infection. However, oftentimes this is unapparent and other clinical clues need to be sought after to make the right diagnosis. CASE: A 64-year-old woman was admitted because of three days of worsening diffuse abdominal pain and distention. She was morbidly obese and had a history of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) cirrhosis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329302/sensitization-of-gram-negative-bacilli-to-host-antibacterial-proteins
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Joanna Jammal, Fadia Zaknoon, Galoz Kaneti, Ayelet S Hershkovits, Amram Mor
Towards addressing the need for novel alternatives to antibiotics, we attempted to sensitize Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) to innate antibacterial protagonists. We report a lipopeptide-like sequence (C10OOc12O) that inflicted outer-membrane damages at low micromolar range, whereas measurable bacterial growth inhibition in broth medium required >10-fold higher concentrations. In serum however, C10OOc12O induced antibacterial activity in a manner suppressible by anti-complements antibodies or heat treatment, and acted synergistically with exogenous lysozyme in broth and serum media...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325756/a-novel-role-for-myeloid-cell-specific-neuropilin-1-in-mitigating-sepsis
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Xiaoyan Dai, Imoh Okon, Zhaoyu Liu, Yue Wu, Huaiping Zhu, Ping Song, Ming-Hui Zou
Sepsis-typically caused by an uncontrolled and amplified host systemic inflammatory response to microbial infection-is a life-threatening complex clinical disorder and remains a major cause of infection-related deaths in the intensive care unit. Emerging evidence suggests that neuropilin 1 (Nrp1), an originally defined coreceptor for class 3 semaphorins and VEGF, plays important roles in the immune system; however, the function and regulation of macrophage Nrp1 in host immune defense against bacterial infection remain unknown...
March 21, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323228/protective-effect-of-berberis-aristata-against-peritonitis-induced-by-carbapenem-resistant-escherichia-coli-in-a-mammalian-model
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Pallavi Thakur, Raman Chawla, Alka Narula, Rakesh Kumar Sharma
OBJECTIVES: Berberis aristata is known to contain a variety of phenolic compounds contributing to its holistic capability of mitigating bacterial multidrug resistance. METHODS: B. aristata stem bark extract was prepared and was characterised using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS). The antimicrobial efficacy of the extract against carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli was assessed in vivo in an animal model using Sprague Dawley rats. Microbial counts in blood and urine, physical health status, haematological and biochemical analysis of blood, and histopathology of the kidney were assessed as the study endpoints...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
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