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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731923/human-bocavirus-can-it-trigger-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
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Sevgen Tanir Basaranoglu, Kubra Aykac, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Inci Bajin, Betul Tavil, Fatma Gumruk, Mehmet Ceyhan
With improvements in molecular diagnostic methods, report of Human bocavirus (HBoV) as an etiologic agent in many studies on viral respiratory and gastrointestinal infections has been increasing. Two pediatric patients who presented with secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis were examined for etiologic causes, including viruses. Whole bacterial and fungal cultures and viral serological studies were negative. Viral polymerase chain reaction of nasopharyngeal secretions showed HBoV. One was successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulins, whereas the other died with multiorgan failure...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730336/serologic-markers-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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REVIEW
T V Khramova, Anna L Kaysheva, Y D Ivanov, T O Pleshakova, I Y Iourov, S G Vorsanova, Y B Yurov, A A Schetkin, A I Archakov
According to WHO data, about 67 million people worldwide are affected by autism, and this number grows by 14% annually. Among the possible causes of autism are genetic modifications, organic lesions of the central nervous system, metabolic disorders, influence of viral and bacterial infections, chemical influence to the mother's body during pregnancy, etc. The conducted research shows that research papers published until today do not name any potential protein markers that meet the requirements of the basic parameters for evaluating the efficiency of disease diagnostics, in particular high sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728558/accuracy-of-a-plasmodium-falciparum-specific-histidine-rich-protein-2-rapid-diagnostic-test-in-the-context-of-the-presence-of-non-malaria-fevers-prior-anti-malarial-use-and-seasonal-malaria-transmission
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Francois Kiemde, Massa Dit Achille Bonko, Marc Christian Tahita, Palpouguini Lompo, Toussaint Rouamba, Halidou Tinto, Michael Boele van Hensbroek, Petra F Mens, Henk D F H Schallig
BACKGROUND: It remains challenging to distinguish malaria from other fever causing infections, as a positive rapid diagnostic test does not always signify a true active malaria infection. This study was designed to determine the influence of other causes of fever, prior anti-malarial treatment, and a possible seasonality of the performance of a PfHRP2 RDT for the diagnosis of malaria in children under-5 years of age living in a malaria endemic area. METHODS: A prospective etiology study was conducted in 2015 among febrile children under 5 years of age in Burkina Faso...
July 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722366/-large-vessel-vasculitis-pathogenesis-diagnostic-and-medical-management
#4
Alireza Sadrkhah, Jörg D Seebach, Yannick Muller
Large vessels vasculitis includes two diseases : 1) giant cell arteritis, formerly known as Horton's arteritis and 2) Takayasu arteritis. In this article, we will describe and compare the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnostic criteria and medical management of both vasculitis. T helper (Th) 1 and Th17 responses, genetic links and the role of viral (varicella zoster) and bacterial infection (Mycoplasma pneumoniae or Chlamydia pneumoniae) will be discussed. Classification criteria, inflammation biomarkers and progress in imaging tools will also be described...
April 5, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711083/bedside-diagnostics-in-dermatology-parasitic-and-noninfectious-diseases
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REVIEW
Robert G Micheletti, Arturo R Dominguez, Karolyn A Wanat
In addition to aiding the diagnosis of viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases, mineral oil preparation, Tzanck smear, and other techniques can be used to diagnose parasitic infections, neonatal pustular dermatoses, blistering diseases, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and a plethora of other benign and malignant conditions, including granulomatous diseases and tumors. In many cases, these techniques are specific, reliable, and easy to perform and interpret. In others, a certain amount of training and expertise are required...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711082/bedside-diagnostics-in-dermatology-viral-bacterial-and-fungal-infections
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REVIEW
Karolyn A Wanat, Arturo R Dominguez, Zachary Carter, Pedro Legua, Beatriz Bustamante, Robert G Micheletti
Viral, bacterial, and fungal infections are frequently encountered in clinical practice, resulting in numerous cutaneous manifestations. Although diagnosis of these infections has changed over time because of technological advancements, such as polymerase chain reaction, bedside diagnostic techniques still play an important role in diagnosis and management, enabling rapid and low-cost diagnosis and implementation of appropriate therapies. This 2-part article will review both common and infrequent uses of bedside diagnostic techniques that dermatologists can incorporate into daily practice...
August 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702195/molecular-indices-of-viral-disease-development-in-wild-migrating-salmon-%C3%A2
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Kristina M Miller, Oliver P Günther, Shaorong Li, Karia H Kaukinen, Tobi J Ming
Infectious diseases can impact the physiological performance of individuals, including their mobility, visual acuity, behavior and tolerance and ability to effectively respond to additional stressors. These physiological effects can influence competitiveness, social hierarchy, habitat usage, migratory behavior and risk to predation, and in some circumstances, viability of populations. While there are multiple means of detecting infectious agents (microscopy, culture, molecular assays), the detection of infectious diseases in wild populations in circumstances where mortality is not observable can be difficult...
2017: Conservation Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697267/back-to-the-basics-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children
#8
Kathleen Boyd
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common childhood infection and often a reason for inpatient admission, especially when a child is hypoxic or in respiratory distress. Despite advances in technology and diagnostics, it remains difficult to accurately differentiate bacterial CAP from a viral process. Most of the laboratory tests routinely done in inpatient medicine, such as complete blood counts and acute phase reactants, do little to differentiate a viral pneumonia from a bacterial pneumonia. Clinicians must rely heavily on the clinical presentation and decide whether to treat empirically with antibiotics...
July 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697163/utility-of-lumbar-puncture-in-children-presenting-with-status-epilepticus
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Kenneth A Michelson, Todd W Lyons, Kara B Johnson, Lise E Nigrovic, Marvin B Harper, Amir A Kimia
OBJECTIVES: Because meningitis may trigger seizures, we sought to determine its frequency in children with first-time status epilepticus (SE). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cross-sectional study of children aged 1 month to 21 years who presented to a single pediatric emergency department between 1995 and 2012 with SE and who had a lumbar puncture (LP) performed as part of the diagnostic evaluation. We defined bacterial meningitis as a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture positive for a bacterial pathogen or CSF pleocytosis (CSF white blood cells ≥10 cells/mm) with a blood culture positive for a bacterial pathogen...
July 11, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691600/simultaneous-detection-of-multiple-pathogens-by-multiplex-pcr-coupled-with-dna-biochip-hybridization
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Hsiang-Yun Tung, Wei-Chen Chen, Bor-Rung Ou, Jan-Ying Yeh, Yeong-Hsiang Cheng, Ping-Hua Tsng, Ming-Hua Hsu, Ming-Shiun Tsai, Yu-Chuan Liang
Traditional serological enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is routinely used to monitor pathogens during quarantine in most animal facilities to prevent possible infection. However, the ELISA platform is a single-target assay, and screening all targeted pathogens is time-consuming and laborious. In this study, to increase sensitivity and to reduce diagnosis time for high-throughput processes, multiplex PCR and DNA biochip techniques were combined to develop a multi-pathogen diagnostic method for use instead of routine ELISA...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674531/recurrent-and-sustained-viral-infections-in-primary-immunodeficiencies
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REVIEW
Melanie A Ruffner, Kathleen E Sullivan, Sarah E Henrickson
Viral infections are commonplace and often innocuous. Nevertheless, within the population of patients with primary immunodeficiencies (PIDDs), viral infections can be the feature that drives a diagnostic evaluation or can be the most significant morbidity for the patient. This review is focused on the viral complications of PIDDs. It will focus on respiratory viruses, the most common type of viral infection in the general population. Children and adults with an increased frequency or severity of respiratory viral infections are often referred for an immunologic evaluation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672402/testing-for-respiratory-viruses-in-children-to-swab-or-not-to-swab
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Peter J Gill, Susan E Richardson, Olivia Ostrow, Jeremy N Friedman
Importance: While most viral respiratory tract infections can be diagnosed clinically, clinicians frequently order tests to identify the specific offending virus. While there has been tremendous growth in the variety, availability, and sophistication of the types of respiratory viral tests, there may have been less critical thought and discussion among frontline clinicians about the clinical utility and specific indications for testing. We summarize the rationale historically used to support respiratory virus testing in children, with a review of the supporting evidence...
July 3, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625839/surveillance-of-upper-respiratory-infections-using-a-new-multiplex-pcr-assay-compared-to-conventional-methods-during-the-influenza-season-in-taiwan
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Shu-Chun Chiu, Yung-Cheng Lin, Hsiao-Chi Wang, Jen-Jen Hsu, Ting-Kai Yeh, Hsin-Fu Liu, Jih-Hui Lin
OBJECTIVES: To improve diagnosis as part of laboratory surveillance in Taiwan, influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance was conducted using a new multiplex PCR assay (FilmArray) and the results compared to those of conventional methods The study was performed during the winter months. METHODS: Throat swabs from patients with an ILI presenting to physicians in sentinel practices were collected during the 2016-2017 influenza season. RESULTS: A total of 52 samples tested positive by FilmArray Respiratory Panel...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623087/highly-multiplex-real-time-pcr-based-screening-for-blood-borne-pathogens-on-an-openarray-platform
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Elena Grigorenko, Carolyn Fisher, Sunali Patel, Valerie Winkelman, Phillip Williamson, Caren Chancey, Germán Añez, Maria Rios, Victoria Majam, Sanjai Kumar, Robert Duncan
Molecular diagnostics are increasingly used in the blood bank industry. A device that can combine simultaneous detection of multiple targets with the flexibility of inclusion of emerging pathogens is desirable for testing blood products. A highly multiplexed blood-borne pathogen panel (BBPP) using dual-label probe chemistry (TaqMan assays) was developed for simultaneous detection and discrimination of 17 viral pathogens in human plasma samples and 13 bacterial and protozoan pathogens in human blood samples on the OpenArray platform...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620385/the-antibody-secreting-cell-response-to-infection-kinetics-and-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Michael J Carter, Ruth M Mitchell, Patrick M Meyer Sauteur, Dominic F Kelly, Johannes Trück
Despite the availability of advances in molecular diagnostic testing for infectious disease, there is still a need for tools that advance clinical care and public health. Current methods focus on pathogen detection with unprecedented precision, but often lack specificity. In contrast, the host immune response is highly specific for the infecting pathogen. Serological studies are rarely helpful in clinical settings, as they require acute and convalescent antibody testing. However, the B cell response is much more rapid and short-lived, making it an optimal target for determining disease aetiology in patients with infections...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619954/a-novel-immune-biomarker-ifi27-discriminates-between-influenza-and-bacteria-in-patients-with-suspected-respiratory-infection
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Benjamin M Tang, Maryam Shojaei, Grant P Parnell, Stephen Huang, Marek Nalos, Sally Teoh, Kate O'Connor, Stephen Schibeci, Amy L Phu, Anand Kumar, John Ho, Adrienne F A Meyers, Yoav Keynan, Terry Ball, Amarnath Pisipati, Aseem Kumar, Elizabeth Moore, Damon Eisen, Kevin Lai, Mark Gillett, Robert Geffers, Hao Luo, Fahad Gul, Jens Schreiber, Sandra Riedel, David Booth, Anthony McLean, Klaus Schughart
Host response biomarkers can accurately distinguish between influenza and bacterial infection. However, published biomarkers require the measurement of many genes, thereby making it difficult to implement them in clinical practice. This study aims to identify a single-gene biomarker with a high diagnostic accuracy equivalent to multi-gene biomarkers.In this study, we combined an integrated genomic analysis of 1071 individuals with in vitro experiments using well-established infection models.We identified a single-gene biomarker, IFI27, which had a high prediction accuracy (91%) equivalent to that obtained by multi-gene biomarkers...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619124/multiplex-tests-to-identify-gastrointestinal-bacteria-viruses-and-parasites-in-people-with-suspected-infectious-gastroenteritis-a-systematic-review-and-economic-analysis
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Karoline Freeman, Hema Mistry, Alexander Tsertsvadze, Pam Royle, Noel McCarthy, Sian Taylor-Phillips, Rohini Manuel, James Mason
BACKGROUND: Gastroenteritis is a common, transient disorder usually caused by infection and characterised by the acute onset of diarrhoea. Multiplex gastrointestinal pathogen panel (GPP) tests simultaneously identify common bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens using molecular testing. By providing test results more rapidly than conventional testing methods, GPP tests might positively influence the treatment and management of patients presenting in hospital or in the community. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the evidence for GPP tests [xTAG(®) (Luminex, Toronto, ON, Canada), FilmArray (BioFire Diagnostics, Salt Lake City, UT, USA) and Faecal Pathogens B (AusDiagnostics, Beaconsfield, NSW, Australia)] and to develop a de novo economic model to compare the cost-effectiveness of GPP tests with conventional testing in England and Wales...
April 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569142/bacterial-vaginosis-human-papilloma-virus-and-herpes-viridae-do-not-predict-vaginal-hiv-rna-shedding-in-women-living-with-hiv-in-denmark
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Maria Wessman, Kristina Thorsteinsson, Jørgen S Jensen, Merete Storgaard, Frederikke F Rönsholt, Isik S Johansen, Gitte Pedersen, Lars Nørregård Nielsen, Jesper Bonde, Terese L Katzenstein, Nina Weis, Anne-Mette Lebech
BACKGROUND: Bacterial vaginosis (BV) has been found to be associated with HIV acquisition and transmission. This is suggested to be due to higher HIV RNA levels in cervicovaginal fluids in women living with HIV (WLWH) with BV, as bacteria associated with BV may induce viral replication and shedding in the genital tract despite undetectable HIV RNA plasma viral load. We examined the prevalence and diagnostic predictors of BV and HIV-1 RNA vaginal shedding in women living with HIV (WLWH) in Denmark, taking into account the presence of human papillomavirus (HPV) and herpes viridae...
May 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538662/maternal-factors-that-induce-epigenetic-changes-contribute-to-neurological-disorders-in-offspring
#19
REVIEW
Avijit Banik, Deepika Kandilya, Seshadri Ramya, Walter Stünkel, Yap Seng Chong, S Thameem Dheen
It is well established that the regulation of epigenetic factors, including chromatic reorganization, histone modifications, DNA methylation, and miRNA regulation, is critical for the normal development and functioning of the human brain. There are a number of maternal factors influencing epigenetic pathways such as lifestyle, including diet, alcohol consumption, and smoking, as well as age and infections (viral or bacterial). Genetic and metabolic alterations such as obesity, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), and thyroidism alter epigenetic mechanisms, thereby contributing to neurodevelopmental disorders (NDs) such as embryonic neural tube defects (NTDs), autism, Down's syndrome, Rett syndrome, and later onset of neuropsychological deficits...
May 24, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510985/changing-diagnosis-coding-routines-may-confound-the-results-of-longitudinal-childhood-pneumonia-studies
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M Eriksson, A Nilsson, R Bennet
AIM: This Swedish study compared the discharge diagnosis codes used for children up to the age of five hospitalised for acute lower respiratory tract infections before and after the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in 2007. METHODS: The International Classification of Diseases - 10(th) revision codes were used. We compared the discharge diagnosis codes at the Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital from 1 July 2005 to 30 June 2007 (n=1,127) and 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2013 (n=1,240) in relation to the diagnostic methods used...
May 16, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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