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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679769/infection-status-and-risk-factors-associated-with-urinary-schistosomiasis-among-school-going-children-in-the-ndumo-area-of-umkhanyakude-district-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa-two-years-post-treatment
#1
Muhubiri Kabuyaya, Moses John Chimbari, Samson Mukaratirwa
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of praziquantel of infected children with Schistosoma haematobium over a 2year period in the Ndumo area of uMkhanyakude district, South Africa. METHODS: This cohort study enrolled 173 school-going children in September 2017 that participated in a baseline survey conducted in 2015 in the Ndumo area. Questionnaire interviews were conducted to collect information on the risk factors related to transmission of schistosomiasis and filtration technique was performed to detect Schistosoma haematobium eggs in urine...
April 18, 2018: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679637/recent-stimulant-use-and-leukocyte-gene-expression-in-methamphetamine-users-with-treated-hiv-infection
#2
Adam W Carrico, Annesa Flentje, Kord Kober, Sulggi Lee, Peter Hunt, Elise D Riley, Steven Shoptaw, R N Elena Flowers, Samantha E Dilworth, Savita Pahwa, Bradley E Aouizerat
Stimulant use may accelerate HIV disease progression through biological and behavioral pathways. However, scant research with treated HIV-positive persons has examined stimulant-associated alterations in pathophysiologic processes relevant to HIV pathogenesis. In a sample of 55 HIV-positive, methamphetamine-using sexual minority men with a viral load less than 200 copies/mL, we conducted RNA sequencing to examine patterns of leukocyte gene expression in participants who had a urine sample that was reactive for stimulants (n = 27) as compared to those who tested non-reactive (n = 28)...
April 18, 2018: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679555/mass-spectrometric-measurement-of-urinary-kynurenine-to-tryptophan-ratio-in-children-with-and-without-urinary-tract-infection
#3
Melanie L Yarbrough, Kelleigh E Briden, John V Mitsios, Annette L Weindel, Cindy M Terrill, David A Hunstad, Dennis J Dietzen
BACKGROUND: Indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) catalyzes the first step of tryptophan (Trp) catabolism, yielding kynurenine (Kyn) metabolites. The kynurenine-to-tryptophan (K/T) ratio is used as a surrogate for biological IDO enzyme activity. IDO expression is increased during Escherichia coli urinary tract infection (UTI). Thus, our objective was to develop a method for measurement of Kyn/Trp ratio in human blood and urine and evaluate its use as a biomarker of UTI. METHODS: A mass spectrometric method was developed to measure Trp and Kyn in serum and urine specimens...
April 18, 2018: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678144/interferon-alpha-as-antiviral-therapy-in-chronic-active-epstein-barr-virus-disease-with-interstitial-pneumonia-case-report
#4
Jacek Roliński, Ewelina Grywalska, Aleksandra Pyzik, Michał Dzik, Violetta Opoka-Winiarska, Agata Surdacka, Maciej Maj, Franciszek Burdan, Michał Pirożyński, Piotr Grabarczyk, Elżbieta Starosławska
BACKGROUND: Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) disease (CAEBV) is defined as a severe, progressive lymphoproliferative disorder associated with active EBV infection persisting longer than 6 months and developing in patients without recognised immunodeficiency. Rarely, interstitial pneumonitis (IP) occurs as a serious complication in CAEBV patients. The standard therapeutic regimen for IP in CAEBV has not yet been defined. Although interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) is known to suppress viral DNA replication by affecting its basal promoter activation process, it is rarely used in CAEBV patients...
April 20, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677440/phenotypic-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-with-deep-learning-video-microscopy
#5
Hui Yu, Wenwen Jing, Rafael Iriya, Yunze Yang, Karan Syal, Manni Mo, Thomas E Grys, Shelley E Haydel, Shaopeng Wang, Nongjian Tao
Timely determination of antimicrobial susceptibility for a bacterial infection enables precision prescription, shortens treatment time and helps minimize the spread of antibiotic resistant infections. Current antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) methods often take several days and thus impede these clinical and health benefits. Here, we present an AST method by imaging freely moving bacterial cells in urine in real time and analyzing the videos with a deep learning algorithm. The deep learning algorithm determines if an antibiotic inhibits a bacterial cell by learning multiple phenotypic features of the cell without the need for defining and quantifying each feature...
April 20, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673879/trimethoprim-susceptibility-in-e-coli-community-acquired-urinary-tract-infections-in-france
#6
C Duployez, J Robert, A Vachée
OBJECTIVES: Trimethoprim has been recently included in the French guidelines for the treatment of urinary tract infections, but no epidemiological data supports its use. We aimed to determine the trimethoprim susceptibility of Escherichia coli isolates responsible for community-acquired urinary tract infections in women of childbearing age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a national prospective survey. A total of 350 strains of E. coli isolated from urines in 35 laboratories were included...
April 16, 2018: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672580/value-of-perioperative-genitourinary-screening-culture-and-colonization-status-in-predicting-early-urinary-tract-infection-after-renal-transplantation
#7
Ahram Han, Sanghyun Ahn, Seung-Kee Min, Jongwon Ha, Yon Su Kim, Curie Ahn, Sang-Il Min
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess whether patients colonized with certain organisms in the genitourinary tract would have greater urinary tract infection (UTI) risk during the post-transplantation period, and whether information on the perioperatively colonized organisms may help identify the causal organisms during early UTI. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the culture results of preoperative urine, preoperative urethral swab, and postoperative urinary catheter tip specimens of 420 renal transplant recipients...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672249/urinary-tract-infection-by-strongyloides-stercoralis-a-case-report
#8
Nilo Manoel Pereira Vieira Barreto, Joelma Nascimento de Souza, Weslei Almeida Costa Araujo, Nadia Andrade Khouri, Ernesto Pereira de Oliveira, Márcia Cristina Aquino Teixeira, Neci Matos Soares
The objective of this study was to report a case of a hydronephrotic patient with Strongyloides stercoralis infection, with discharge of rhabditoid larva exclusively in urine. In 2013, a 72-yr-old, male patient, hypertensive, obese and diagnosed with hydronephrosis secondary to renal calculi, reported lumbar pain, polyuria, polaciuria and dysuria, as well as frequent urinary tract infections. The microscopic analysis of urine sediment showed the presence of S. stercoralis rabditoid larva. However, parasitological examinations by Baermann-Moraes, agar plate culture and spontaneous sedimentation, performed with 3 fecal samples on alternate days had negative results...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671364/infectious-complications-in-morbidly-adherent-placenta-treated-with-leaving-placenta-in-situ-a-cohort-series-and-suggested-approach
#9
Mehmet Kutuk, Aysegul Kilic, Mehmet Ak, Mahmut Ozgun
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to assess the clinical and microbiological features of infections in patients with morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) treated by leaving placenta in situ (LPIS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of MAP cases who were treated by LPIS between 2 May, 2010 and 15 March 2017. The inclusion criteria's were: gestational age at or above 24 weeks, prenatal diagnosis elective operation, and complete data. RESULTS: Nineteen MAP cases were treated by LPIS during the study period...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668583/a-prisma-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-chlamydia-trachomatis-infections-in-iranian-women-1986-2015
#10
Daem Roshani, Rashid Ramazanzadeh, Fariba Farhadifar, Amjad Ahmadi, Safoura Derakhshan, Samaneh Rouhi, Shamsi Zarea, Farnaz Zandvakili
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) is the cause of genital tract infections in women. Some evidence has shown the role of this infection with CT in spontaneous abortions. The purpose of this study is to study the frequency of CT infection in Iranian women. METHODS: This study was performed based on PRISMA guidelines. A total of 75 articles published in Google Scholar, PubMed, ISI Web of Science, Biological abs, Iranmedex, SID, and Scopus databases were found (1986-2015) using the following keywords: CT in women, CT and Iranian women, CT and infection in Iran, CT and pregnancy in Iran, CT and preterm delivery in Iran, CT and preterm labor in Iran, CT and fertility in Iran, CT and infertility in Iran, and CT and abortion in Iran...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668077/jc-and-bk-virus-dna-detection-in-archival-slides-of-urine-cytospin-from-renal-transplant-patients
#11
Patricia Assis, Carlos Eduardo Carvalho, Marcelo Soares Silva, Bruna Ribeiro, Maria da Gloria Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Although identifying cytological viral inclusions (decoy cells) in the urine is relatively easy, distinguishing between Polyomaviruses BKV and JCV is not possible. Few studies have been published regarding JCV detection in kidney transplant recipients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of BKV and JCV DNA in archival slides of urine cytospin material from renal transplant patients. METHODS: A total of 44 urine specimens were evaluated cytologically for the presence of viral inclusions (decoy cells) and by nested polymerase chain reaction to differentiate between JCV and BKV in DNA isolated from archival slides of urine cytospin material...
April 18, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667904/establishing-cut-offs-for-urine-erythrocyte-and-leukocyte-dipstick-tests
#12
Yousun Chung, Dae-Hyun Ko, Jungwon Hyun, Hyun Soo Kim, Min-Jeong Park, Dong Hoon Shin
Urine erythrocyte (Ery) and leukocyte (Leu) dipstick tests are essential for detecting microhematuria and urinary tract infection. Currently, there is no suggestion for establishing the cut-off limits in an ordinal scale test. This study aimed to establish the cut-off limits for urine Ery and Leu dipstick tests via probit regression. From 1 January 2016 to 30 June 2016, laboratory data were collected from patients at one teaching hospital whose specimen had analytical results from both a urine dipstick test and an automated urine particle analyzer...
April 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666749/prevalence-of-hiv-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-young-women-engaged-in-sex-work-aboard-foreign-fishing-vessels-in-kiribati
#13
Tebuka Toatu, Paul White, Damian Hoy, Dennie Iniakwala, Onofre Edwin A Merrilles, Sameer Vali Gopalani
Objective: To assess the prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among women who board foreign fishing vessels for sex work in Kiribati. Methods: A cross-sectional study was designed to collect data on behavioural risk factors for STIs and knowledge of and attitudes towards HIV and STIs during 2007. Urine and blood samples were collected to test for HIV and select STIs. Descriptive statistics were performed for sociodemographic and behavioural characteristics, and χ2 tests were used to assess associations between potential key determinants and the presence of genital Chlamydia infection...
January 2018: Western Pacific Surveillance and Response Journal: WPSAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664990/schistosomiasis-and-hydration-status-schistosoma-haematobium-but-not-schistosoma-mansoni-increases-urine-specific-gravity-among-rural-tanzanian-women
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Asher Y Rosinger, Sera L Young, Shalean M Collins, Syeda Razia Haider, Pallavi Mishra, Honest T Nagai, Mnyeshi Petro, Jennifer A Downs
OBJECTIVES: Schistosome infections can damage organs important for water homeostasis, especially the kidneys. Urogenital schistosomiasis (caused by Schistosoma haematobium) increases protein and blood in urine and intestinal schistosomiasis (caused by S. mansoni) affects total body water. However, no data exist on how different schistosome species affect urine specific gravity (USG), a hydration biomarker. Therefore, we assessed the relationship between S. haematobium- and S. mansoni-infected and uninfected women and USG in rural Tanzania...
April 17, 2018: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664375/surveillance-for-mosquitoborne-transmission-of-zika-virus-new-york-city-ny-usa-2016
#15
Amanda Wahnich, Sandhya Clark, Danielle Bloch, Hannah Kubinson, Gili Hrusa, Dakai Liu, Jennifer L Rakeman, Bisram Deocharan, Lucretia Jones, Sally Slavinski, Alaina Stoute, Robert Mathes, Don Weiss, Erin E Conners
A large number of imported cases of Zika virus infection and the potential for transmission by Aedes albopictus mosquitoes prompted the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to conduct sentinel, enhanced passive, and syndromic surveillance for locally acquired mosquitoborne Zika virus infections in New York City, NY, USA, during June-October 2016. Suspected case-patients were those >5 years of age without a travel history or sexual exposure who had >3 compatible signs/symptoms (arthralgia, fever, conjunctivitis, or rash)...
May 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663590/use-of-deferasirox-exjade-for-iron-overload-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients
#16
Erwin Yii, James Cg Doery, Zane Kaplan, Peter G Kerr
BACKGROUND: A 54 year old male with β-Thalassemia major developed ESRD and was managed with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Although not able to be transfused due to high titre red cell antibodies he did require management of iron overload. Deferasirox (Exjade) was administered orally. There was concern that excretion of iron via the peritoneal dialysate may raise the risk of iron-dependent infections (Yersinia and Rhizopus). METHODS: Whilst receiving Exjade 1000mg /day, a total collection of 12...
April 16, 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662886/high-prevalence-of-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-among-clinical-isolates-from-cats-and-dogs-admitted-to-a-veterinary-hospital-in-switzerland
#17
Anna Lena Zogg, Sabrina Simmen, Katrin Zurfluh, Roger Stephan, Sarah N Schmitt, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen
Objectives: This study aimed to identify and characterize extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) producing Enterobacteriaceae among clinical samples of companion animals. Methods: A total of 346 non-duplicate Enterobacteriaceae isolates were collected between 2012 and 2016 from diseased cats ( n  = 115) and dogs ( n  = 231). The presence of bla ESBL , PMQR genes, and the azithromycin resistance gene mph(A) was confirmed by PCR and sequencing of bla genes...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662539/urogenital-tuberculosis-the-cause-of-ineffective-antibacterial-therapy-for-urinary-tract-infections
#18
Ekaterina Kulchavenya, Andrey Cherednichenko
Background: Urogenital tuberculosis (UGTB) is one of the great imitators; it is commonly masked by urinary tract infections (UTIs). We aimed to estimate how many UGTB patients were among patients with a long history of UTIs. Material and Methods: A total of 244 patients with recurrent UTIs and suspected UGTB were enrolled in an open, noncomparative prospective study. Their urine and expressed prostate secretion or ejaculate were cultured (a total of 1446 samples), and 421 isolates with growth of ⩾104 colony-forming units (CFU)/ml were investigated for drug resistance...
March 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661452/staphylococcus-infection-associated-glomerulonephritis-in-a-kidney-transplant-patient-case-report
#19
D Cascais de Sá, L Rodrigues, L Santos, C Romãozinho, F Macário, C Marinho, J Pratas, R Alves, A Figueiredo
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus infection-associated glomerulonephritis is a rare cause of graft dysfunction in kidney transplant. Suspicion should be high in the setting of elevation of serum creatinine, active urinary sediment, with or without hypocomplementemia, and simultaneous Staphylococcus aureus infection. A kidney biopsy is usually diagnostic. CASE REPORT: A 56-year-old man, who received a kidney transplant in 1998, with basal serum creatinine of 1.2 mg/dL and normal urinary sediment, was admitted to our kidney transplantation unit with graft dysfunction and a urinary tract infection caused by S aureus with septicemia, treated with antibiotics, in the context of recently intensified immunosuppression for a primary immune thrombocytopenia diagnosed 3 weeks earlier...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660385/pre-operative-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-a-risk-factor-for-prosthetic-joint-infection
#20
R Weale, F El-Bakri, Kordo Saeed
BACKGROUND: Infection is a rare complication following implantation of prosthetic material into a joint. The impact of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) before elective operations and the subsequent risk of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) are not well understood. AIMS: • Assess the prevalence of ASB amongst patients undergoing total arthroplasty of the hip and knee. • Determine the rates of PJI diagnosed within two years of the arthroplasty and if ASB is an independent risk factor for developing PJI...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
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