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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088027/an-alternative-strategy-to-western-blot-as-a-confirmatory-diagnostic-test-for-hiv-infection
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Xia Feng, Jibao Wang, Zhiyun Gao, Yu Tian, Ling Zhang, Huichao Chen, Tong Zhang, Lin Xiao, Jun Yao, Wenge Xing, Maofeng Qiu, Yan Jiang
BACKGROUND: In China, western blot (WB) is the recommended procedure for the diagnosis of HIV infection. However, this technique is time consuming and labor intensive, and its complexity restricts wide application in resource-limited regions. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a dry blood spots (DBS)-urine paired enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test, instead of WB, for HIV antibody detection. STUDY DESIGN: Plasma, DBS, and urine samples were collected from 1213 subjects from different populations...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087946/invasion-of-host-cells-and-tissues-by-uropathogenic-bacteria
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Adam J Lewis, Amanda C Richards, Matthew A Mulvey
Within the mammalian urinary tract uropathogenic bacteria face many challenges, including the shearing flow of urine, numerous antibacterial molecules, the bactericidal effects of phagocytes, and a scarcity of nutrients. These problems may be circumvented in part by the ability of uropathogenic Escherichia coli and several other uropathogens to invade the epithelial cells that line the urinary tract. By entering host cells, uropathogens can gain access to additional nutrients and protection from both host defenses and antibiotic treatments...
December 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081324/treatment-efficacy-and-superinfection-rates-in-complicated-urinarytract-infections-treated-with-ertapenem-or-piperacillin-tazobactam
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Murat Dizbay, Hasan Selçuk Özger, Ömer Karaşahin, Emine Fusun Karaşahin
BACKGROUND/AIM: In this retrospective study, the efficacy of ertapenem and piperacillin tazobactam was compared in the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections (cUTIs). Treatment responses were also evaluated for both antibiotics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 230 patients were enrolled in the study. Of these, 170 received ertapenem and 60 received piperacillin-tazobactam. RESULTS: In both groups, urine cultures after 48 h were negative for the initial uropathogen...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077671/impact-of-long-term-care-facility-residence-on-the-antibiotic-resistance-of-urinary-tract-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella
#4
Alicia Rosello, Andrew C Hayward, Susan Hopkins, Carolyne Horner, Dean Ironmonger, Peter M Hawkey, Sarah R Deeny
BACKGROUND: Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are thought to be important reservoirs of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria; however, there is no routine surveillance of resistance in LTCF residents, or large population-based studies comparing AMR in LTCFs with the community, so the relative burden of AMR in LTCFs remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To compare the frequency of antibiotic resistance of urinary tract bacteria from residents of LTCFs for the elderly and adults aged 70 years or older living in the community...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077007/accurate-and-fast-urinalysis-in-febrile-patients-by-flow-cytometry
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Foppie J de Boer, Elske Gieteling, Heidi van Egmond-Kreileman, Bijan Moshaver, Sjef J C M van der Leur, Coen A Stegeman, Paul H P Groeneveld
BACKGROUND: The urine culture is worldwide accepted as the gold standard in diagnosing urinary tract infections, but is time consuming and costly, other methods are fast but moderately reliable. We investigated whether counting the number of bacteria by flow cytometry could be a fast and accurate method to analyze urine samples in febrile patients at the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Urine samples were obtained from 140 febrile patients at the ED. Urinalysis was performed according to standard procedures...
January 11, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074976/utility-of-urinary-markers-in-the-assessment-of-renal-dysfunction-in-canine-babesiosis
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Dagmara Winiarczyk, Łukasz Adaszek, Michał Bartnicki, Beata Abramowicz, Paweł Łyp, Jacek Madany, Stanisław Winiarczyk
OBJECTIVE: Canine babesiosis is a common and clinically significant tick-borne disease caused by haemoprotozoan parasites of the genus Babesia. Acute renal failure is considered to be one of the most prevalent complications of canine babesiosis. This complication leads to a decrease in the glomerular filtration rate and in consequence causes azotemia and uremia. The objective of this study was to assess the localization and extent of renal damage in dogs infected with Babesia canis using an urinary marker for glomerular (urinary immunoglobulin G, uIgG), proximal tubular dysfunction (urinary retinol binding protein, uRBP) and distal tubular dysfunction (urinary Tamm-Horsfal protein, uTHP)...
January 11, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere/Heimtiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073208/experience-of-percutaneous-access-under-ultrasound-guidance-in-renal-transplant-patients-with-allograft-lithiasis
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Silvano Palazzo, Ottavio Colamonico, Saverio Forte, Matteo Matera, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Pasquale Ditonno, Michele Battaglia, Pasquale Martino
OBJECTIVE: Urolithiasis of the transplanted kidney has an incidence of 0.2 to 1.7%, it increases the risk of infection in immunosuppressed patients and it can lead to ureteral obstruction that is often associated with deterioration of renal function. Urolithiasis of the transplanted kidney has different characteristics compared to the native kidney, due to the absence of innervation, which does not lead to colic pain. Percutaneous approach is an optimal choice in transplant patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Here we report our experience in two cadaveric transplant patients with urolithiasis...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068904/long-term-kinetics-of-zika-virus-rna-and-antibodies-in-body-fluids-of-a-vasectomized-traveller-returning-from-martinique-a-case-report
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Guenter Froeschl, Kristina Huber, Frank von Sonnenburg, Hans-Dieter Nothdurft, Gisela Bretzel, Michael Hoelscher, Lothar Zoeller, Matthias Trottmann, Francisco Pan-Montojo, Gerhard Dobler, Silke Woelfel
BACKGROUND: The magnitude of the current Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic has led to a declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the WHO. Findings of viable viral particles in semen for several weeks are corroborating reports of sexual transmission of ZIKV. Serious consequences of a positive diagnostic result particularly in the pregnant patient are calling for precise diagnostic tools also at later time points after infection. Currently, recommendations suggest a diagnostic period of direct viral detection of 5 to 7 days after onset of symptoms in serum or plasma, and up to 3 weeks in urine samples...
January 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068218/comparison-of-self-collected-meatal-swabs-with-urine-specimens-for-the-diagnosis-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-and-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-in-men
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Lisa Berry, Belinda Stanley
Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) are common bacterial causes of sexually transmitted infection. Self-taken meatal swabs are a possible alternative to urine samples in testing for infection; however the data surrounding their use are limited. We carried out a prospective service review in a large sexual health clinic comparing urine samples and self-taken meatal swabs in men presenting for sexual transmissible infection screening for CT and GC with the BD Viper XTR system. We found an overall prevalence of CT infections was 10...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065351/editorial-comment-preoperative-urine-culture-results-correlate-poorly-with-bacteriology-of-urologic-prosthetic-device-infections
#10
Nelson Bennett
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January 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065350/preoperative-urine-culture-results-correlate-poorly-with-bacteriology-of-urologic-prosthetic-device-infections
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Nicholas L Kavoussi, Jordan A Siegel, Boyd R Viers, Travis J Pagliara, Matthias D Hofer, Billy H Cordon, Nabeel Shakir, Jeremy M Scott, Allen F Morey
INTRODUCTION: Although preoperative negative urine culture results and treatment of urinary tract infections are generally advised before artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) and penile prosthesis (PP) surgery to prevent device infection, limited evidence exists to support this practice. AIM: To evaluate the relation between preoperative urine culture results and the bacteriology of prosthetic device infections. METHODS: Men undergoing AUS and/or PP placement at a tertiary referral center from 2007 through 2015 were analyzed...
January 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064288/knowledge-attitude-and-practice-on-standard-precautions-for-prevention-of-hiv-infection-among-clinical-year-medical-students
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H P Chee, Y C Ong
BACKGROUND: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can be transmitted through blood, vaginal secretion, infected semen, breast milk as well as blood containing saliva, vomitus and urine. Health care workers (HCWs) are at risk of HIV infection; and standard precautions is a guideline to be followed by HCWs to prevent it. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to evaluate the level of knowledge, attitude and practice on standard precautions for prevention of HIV infection; and its associated factors...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063795/effect-of-new-tuberculosis-diagnostic-technologies-on-community-based-intensified-case-finding-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Gregory L Calligaro, Lynn S Zijenah, Jonathan G Peter, Grant Theron, Virginia Buser, Ruth McNerney, Wilbert Bara, Tsitsi Bandason, Ureshnie Govender, Michele Tomasicchio, Liezel Smith, Bongani M Mayosi, Keertan Dheda
BACKGROUND: Inadequate case detection results in high levels of undiagnosed tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa. Data for the effect of new diagnostic tools when used for community-based intensified case finding are not available, so we investigated whether the use of sputum Xpert-MTB/RIF and the Determine TB LAM urine test in two African communities could be effective. METHODS: In a pragmatic, randomised, parallel-group trial with individual randomisation stratified by country, we compared sputum Xpert-MTB/RIF, and if HIV-infected, the Determine TB LAM urine test (novel diagnostic group), with laboratory-based sputum smear microscopy (routine diagnostic group) for intensified case finding in communities with high tuberculosis and HIV prevalence in Cape Town, South Africa, and Harare, Zimbabwe...
January 4, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063174/oral-supplementation-of-trans-cinnamaldehyde-reduces-uropathogenic-escherichia-coli-colonization-in-a-mouse-model
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Amoolya Narayanan, Muhammed Shafeekh Muyyarikkandy, Shankumar Mooyottu, Kumar Venkitanarayanan, Mary Anne Roshni Amalaradjou
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the United States result in more than 7 million hospital visits per year. Uropathogenic E. coli (UPEC) is responsible for more than 80% of UTIs. Although antibiotics are the drug of choice to control UTIs, their repeated use has resulted in the emergence of antibiotic resistant UPEC. Thus, there is a need for effective alternate strategies to control UPEC infections. This study investigated the efficacy of trans-cinnamaldehye (TC), a food-grade molecule present in cinnamon, in reducing UPEC colonization and pathogenesis in the lower UTI...
January 7, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062210/hyperthermostable-binding-molecules-on-phage-assay-components-for-point-of-care-diagnostics-for-active-tuberculosis-infection
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Ning Zhao, John Spencer, Margaret A Schmitt, John D Fisk
Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide. The low sensitivity, extended processing time, and high expense of current diagnostics are major challenges to the detection and treatment of tuberculosis. Mycobacterium tuberculosis ornithine transcarbamylase (Mtb OTC, Rv1656) has been identified in the urine of patients with active TB infection and is a promising target for point-of-care diagnostics. Specific binding proteins with low nanomolar affinities for Mtb OTC were selected from a phage display library built upon a hyperthermostable Sso7d scaffold...
January 3, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062161/-rapid-diagnostic-test-for-respiratory-infections
#16
José María Marimón, José María Navarro-Marí
Acute respiratory infections are the second cause of morbidity and mortality in children and adults worldwide, being viruses, bacteria and fungi involved in their etiology. The rapid diagnosis allows for a better clinical management of the patient, for adopting public health measures and for controlling possible outbreaks. The main etiologic agents can be diagnosed within the first hours after the onset of symptoms with antigen detection techniques, primarily immunochromatography. Results are obtained in 15-30minutes, with 70-90% sensitivity and >95% specificity for the diagnosis of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila serogroup O1 infections from urine, Streptococcus pyogenes from throat swabs and respiratory syncytial virus from nasopharyngeal aspirates...
January 3, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059955/diagnosis-of-opportunistic-infections-hiv-co-infections-tuberculosis
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Lesley Scott, Pedro da Silva, Catharina C Boehme, Wendy Stevens, Chris Gilpin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tuberculosis (TB) incidence has declined ∼1.5% annually since 2000, but continued to affect 10.4 million individuals in 2015, with 1/3 remaining undiagnosed or underreported. The diagnosis of TB among those co-infected with HIV is challenging as TB remains the leading cause of death in such individuals. Accurate and rapid diagnosis of active TB will avert mortality in both adults and children, reduce transmission, and assist in timeous decisions for antiretroviral therapy initiation...
January 5, 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059631/acute-necrotizing-encephalopathy-causing-human-bocavirus
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Ayse Betul Ergul, Umit Altug, Kursad Aydin, Ahmet Sami Guven, Yasemin Altuner Torun
Acute necrotizing encephalopathy is characterized by multiple, symmetrical lesions involving the thalamus, brainstem, cerebellum, and white matter and develops secondarily to viral infections. Influenza viruses are the most common etiological agents. Here, we present the first case of acute necrotizing encephalopathy to develop secondarily to human bocavirus. A 3-year-old girl presented with fever and altered mental status. She had had a fever, cough, and rhinorrhea for five days. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit with an initial diagnosis of encephalitis when vomiting, convulsions, and loss of consciousness developed...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058468/-nonviral-sexually-transmitted-infections-epidemiology-clinical-manifestations-diagnostic-workup-therapy-part%C3%A2-3-treponemes-gardnerella-and-trichomonads
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P Nenoff, A Manos, I Ehrhard, C Krüger, U Paasch, P Helmbold, W Handrick
In Germany, the reported syphilis prevalence has increased continuously since 2010, with a total of 6834 syphilis cases being reported in 2015. The largest increase of reported syphilis occurred in men who have sex with men (MSM). The antibiotic agent of choice for treatment of syphilis is still penicillin. There are no penicillin-resistant Treponema pallidum strains. Alternatives are ceftriaxone and doxycycline. In Germany, azithromycin is not approved for treatment of syphilis; however, therapy failures are increasingly reported...
January 5, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057997/male-urethral-diverticulum-uncommon-entity-our-experience
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Naveen Thakur, Vilas Pandurang Sabale, Deepak Mane, Abhirudra Mullay
Out pouching of the urethral wall could be congenital or acquired. Male urethral diverticulum (UD) is a rare entity. We present 2 cases of acquired and 1 case of congenital male UD. Case 1A: 40 year male presented with SPC and dribbling urine. Clinically he had hard perineal swelling. RGU revealed large diverticulum in proximal bulbar, irregular narrow distal urethra and stricture just beyond diverticulum. Managed with perineal exploration, stone removal, diverticulum repair and urethroplasty using excess diverticular wall...
October 2016: Urology Annals
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