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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474356/management-of-severe-strongyloidiasis-attended-at-reference-centers-in-spain
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Angela Martinez-Perez, Silvia Roure Díez, Moncef Belhasen-Garcia, Diego Torrús-Tendero, Jose Luis Perez-Arellano, Teresa Cabezas, Cristina Soler, Marta Díaz-Menéndez, Miriam Navarro, Begoña Treviño, Fernando Salvador-Vélez
INTRODUCTION: Strongyloides stercoralis is a globally distributed nematode that causes diverse clinical symptoms in humans. Spain, once considered an endemic country, has experienced a recent increase in imported cases. The introduction of serology helps diagnosis and is currently replacing microbiological techniques in some settings, but its sensitivity is variable and can be low in immunocompromised patients. Diagnosis can only be confirmed by identification of larvae. Often, this "gold standard" can only be achieved in severe cases, such as disseminated S...
February 23, 2018: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472513/stability-of-an-extemporaneously-compounded-minoxidil-oral-suspension
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Yunmei Song, Zen Whey Chin, David Ellis, Ei Mon Phyo Lwin, Sean Turner, Desmond Williams, Sanjay Garg
PURPOSE: Results of a study to determine the stability of an extemporaneously compounded minoxidil oral suspension under various temperature and stress conditions are reported. METHODS: Commercially available minoxidil tablets (10 mg) were crushed to a fine powder, and predetermined amounts of 2 suspending vehicles were added to produce a 1-mg/mL suspension, which was stored in glass bottles at room temperature (25 ± 2 °C) or in a refrigerator (4 ± 2 °C). To simulate daily patient use, 5 days weekly 1 bottle of the suspension was removed from refrigerated storage and shaken and 0...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468213/acute-onset-endophthalmitis-caused-by-staphylococcus-lugdunensis
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Robert B Garoon, Darlene Miller, Harry W Flynn
Purpose: To report a series of patients with acute-onset bacterial endophthalmitis caused by culture proven Staphylococcus lugdunensis , and to characterize clinical outcomes and microbiologic susceptibilities of this organism. Observations: The study included six eyes of 6 patients. The etiologies included cataract surgery (3), open globe injury (2), and intravitreal injection (1). Isolates of S. lugdunensis demonstrated sensitivity to vancomycin in all cases reported...
March 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426368/oxford-screening-csf-and-respiratory-samples-oscar-results-of-a-pilot-study-to-screen-clinical-samples-from-a-diagnostic-microbiology-laboratory-for-viruses-using-illumina-next-generation-sequencing
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Colin Sharp, Tanya Golubchik, William F Gregory, Anna L McNaughton, Nicholas Gow, Mathyruban Selvaratnam, Alina Mirea, Dona Foster, Monique Andersson, Paul Klenerman, Katie Jeffery, Philippa C Matthews
OBJECTIVES: There is increasing interest in the use of metagenomic (next generation sequencing, NGS) approaches for diagnosis of infection. We undertook a pilot study to screen samples submitted to a diagnostic microbiology laboratory in a UK teaching hospital using Illumina HiSeq. In the short-term, this small dataset provides insights into the virome of human respiratory and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples. In the longer term, assimilating metagenomic data sets of this nature can inform optimization of laboratory and bioinformatic methods, and develop foundations for the interpretation of results in a clinical context...
February 9, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426303/a-rare-case-of-scleral-buckle-infection-with-curvularia-species
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Shalini Singh, Ankita Shrivastav, Manisha Agarwal, Arpan Gandhi, Rahul Mayor, Lagan Paul
BACKGROUND: Scleral buckling is an established modality of treating retinal detachment. Being an external implant the buckle may be prone to infections. We report such a case with a delayed presentation and a rare etiology. CASE PRESENTATION: A 45 year old male presented with redness, foreign body sensation and discharge for one month in his right eye. The patient had undergone a retinal detachment surgery elsewhere 14 years back without any visual gain. Right eye demonstrated no perception of light and the best corrected visual acuity in the left eye was 6/6, N6...
February 9, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421548/bacteria-responsive-intelligent-wound-dressing-simultaneous-in-situ-detection-and-inhibition-of-bacterial-infection-for-accelerated-wound-healing
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Jin Zhou, Danyu Yao, Zhiyong Qian, Sen Hou, Linhao Li, A Tobias A Jenkins, Yubo Fan
The evolved resistance of antibiotics exhibited by some dreaded clinical pathogens and formation of biofilms has caused life-threatening problems for patients with burns and other wounds. Here, in order to avoid antibiotic overuse, and thus decreasing the occurrence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, a theranostic wound dressing, composed of biocompatible UV-photocrosslinkable methacrylated gelatin (GelMA) encapsulating both antimicrobial and fluorescent vesicles, has been developed. The system can respond to the microbiological environment of the wound via a simple color change and antimicrobials release only when require and this is in essence passive as they do not respond to their local environments and benign bacteria, and only operates when pathogenic bacteria exist...
January 18, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414444/correlative-microscopy-for-structural-microbiology
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Stuart C Howes, Roman I Koning, Abraham J Koster
Understanding how microbes utilize their environment is aided by visualizing them in their natural context at high resolution. Correlative imaging enables efficient targeting and identification of labelled viral and bacterial components by light microscopy combined with high resolution imaging by electron microscopy. Advances in genetic and bioorthogonal labelling, improved workflows for targeting and image correlation, and large-scale data collection are increasing the applicability of correlative imaging methods...
January 29, 2018: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388184/imaging-the-unimaginable-desorption-electrospray-ionization-imaging-mass-spectrometry-desi-ims-in-natural-product-research
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Delphine Parrot, Stefano Papazian, Daniel Foil, Deniz Tasdemir
Imaging mass spectrometry (IMS) has recently established itself in the field of "spatial metabolomics." Merging the sensitivity and fast screening of high-throughput mass spectrometry with spatial and temporal chemical information, IMS visualizes the production, location, and distribution of metabolites in intact biological models. Since metabolite profiling and morphological features are combined in single images, IMS offers an unmatched chemical detail on complex biological and microbiological systems. Thus, IMS-type "spatial metabolomics" emerges as a powerful and complementary approach to genomics, transcriptomics, and classical metabolomics studies...
January 31, 2018: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384903/outpatient-treatment-of-acute-bacterial-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-absssi-with-tedizolid-phosphate-and-linezolid-in-patients-in-the-united-states-subgroup-analysis-of-2-randomized-phase-3-trials
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Carisa De Anda, Steven Anuskiewicz, Philippe Prokocimer, Jose Vazquez
BACKGROUND: Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) are a frequent cause of hospital admissions in the United States. Safe and effective outpatient treatments may lower ABSSSI-associated health care costs by reducing unnecessary hospital admissions. Using data from 2 phase 3 trials (ESTABLISH-1, NCT01170221; ESTABLISH-2, NCT01421511), this post-hoc analysis explored the efficacy and safety of tedizolid in an outpatient setting. METHODS: Subgroup analysis was performed on US outpatients (defined as patients who were not in hospital at the time of treatment initiation) with ABSSSI caused by presumed or proven gram-positive pathogens...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380771/ocular-manifestations-of-isolated-corneal-bee-sting-injury-management-strategies-and-clinical-outcomes
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Hemalatha Gudiseva, Madhu Uddaraju, Sayali Pradhan, Manoranjan Das, Jeena Mascarenhas, M Srinivasan, N Venkatesh Prajna
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to describe the presenting features, management strategies, and clinical outcome following bee sting injury to the cornea. METHODS: Retrospective case series involving 11 eyes of 11 patients with corneal bee sting injuries who presented over a period of 2 years. Nine of these 11 eyes had the presence of intact bee stinger in the cornea, which was removed immediately under an operating microscope and sent for microbiological and histopathological evaluation...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371064/metagenomic-analysis-for-detecting-fusarium-solani-in-a-case-of-fungal-keratitis
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Chika Shigeyasu, Masakazu Yamada, Kotaro Aoki, Yoshikazu Ishii, Kazuhiro Tateda, Takashi Yaguchi, Yukinobu Okajima, Yuichi Hori
PURPOSE: To report a difficult-to-identify case of keratitis due to Fusarium solani, diagnosed with the help of exhaustive gene analysis. CASE: A 47-year-old woman attended our hospital with a refractory corneal ulcer associated with contact lens wear in her left eye that had appeared two weeks earlier. On her initial visit, slit lamp examination revealed a small double-ringed irregular hyphate ulcer in the center of the cornea, which had no epithelial defect, suggesting fungal infection...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369229/stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-a-case-series-of-a-rare-keratitis-affecting-patients-with-bandage-contact-lens
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Henry D J Hogg, We Fong Siah, Arthur Okonkwo, Manjusha Narayanan, Francisco C Figueiredo
OBJECTIVES: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an opportunistic pathogen known to form biofilms on contact lens and case surfaces that may result in permanent visual loss in cases of microbial keratitis. Because of its multiple drug resistance and extremely low incidence, there is little consensus on treatment. We investigated the predisposing factors, management, and visual outcomes in a small case series of patients to better inform the management of this rarely reported keratitis. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records was performed at a single tertiary referral center between 2011 and 2017...
January 22, 2018: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353020/ultrasound-improves-antimicrobial-effect-of-sodium-dichloroisocyanurate-to-reduce-salmonella-typhimurium-on-purple-cabbage
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Ana Lúcia Almeida Duarte, Denes Kaic Alves do Rosário, Syllas Borburema Silva Oliveira, Hygor Lendell Silva de Souza, Raquel Vieira de Carvalho, Joel Camilo Souza Carneiro, Pollyanna Ibrahim Silva, Patrícia Campos Bernardes
The consumer's interest in ready-to-eat, fast-ready, nutritious and fresh foods is a major challenge for the food industry. Thus, studies on new sanitization methods are relevant. The effect of Sodium Hypochlorite (SH), Benzalkonium Chloride (BC), and Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate (SD) isolated or combined with Ultrasound (US) in purple cabbage quality over 7 days of storage at 8 ± 1 °C was evaluated. The natural microbiota (mesophilic aerobic bacteria, lactic acid bacteria and coliforms), intentionally inoculated Salmonella Typhimurium, physicochemical quality (anthocyanins, pH, total titratable acidity, instrumental color and mass loss) and sensorial quality (multiple comparison test and visual sensory acceptance) were analyzed...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340642/identifying-corneal-infections-in-formalin-fixed-specimens-using-next-generation-sequencing
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Zhigang Li, Florian P Breitwieser, Jennifer Lu, Albert S Jun, Laura Asnaghi, Steven L Salzberg, Charles G Eberhart
Purpose: We test the ability of next-generation sequencing, combined with computational analysis, to identify a range of organisms causing infectious keratitis. Methods: This retrospective study evaluated 16 cases of infectious keratitis and four control corneas in formalin-fixed tissues from the pathology laboratory. Infectious cases also were analyzed in the microbiology laboratory using culture, polymerase chain reaction, and direct staining. Classified sequence reads were analyzed with two different metagenomics classification engines, Kraken and Centrifuge, and visualized using the Pavian software tool...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340235/evidence-based-design-and-evaluation-of-a-whole-genome-sequencing-clinical-report-for-the-reference-microbiology-laboratory
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Anamaria Crisan, Geoffrey McKee, Tamara Munzner, Jennifer L Gardy
Background: Microbial genome sequencing is now being routinely used in many clinical and public health laboratories. Understanding how to report complex genomic test results to stakeholders who may have varying familiarity with genomics-including clinicians, laboratorians, epidemiologists, and researchers-is critical to the successful and sustainable implementation of this new technology; however, there are no evidence-based guidelines for designing such a report in the pathogen genomics domain...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338030/incidence-microbiology-and-outcomes-of-endophthalmitis-after-111-876-pars-plana-vitrectomies-at-a-single-tertiary-eye-care-hospital
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Muna Bhende, Rajiv Raman, Mukesh Jain, Pratik K Shah, Tarun Sharma, Lingam Gopal, Pramod S Bhende, Sangeetha Srinivasan, Malathi Jambulingam
PURPOSE: To describe the incidence, risk factors, clinical presentation, causative organisms, and outcomes in patients with endophthalmitis following pars plana vitrectomy (20G and minimally invasive vitrectomy surgery (MIVS). METHODS: Of 111,876 vitrectomies (70,585 20-G 41,291 MIVS) performed, 45 cases developed acute-onset, postoperative endophthalmitis. RESULTS: The rate of culture positive and culture negative endophthalmitis was 0.021% (2...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333929/efficacy-of-an-imaging-device-at-identifying-the-presence-of-bacteria-in-wounds-at-a-plastic-surgery-outpatients-clinic
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Ellen L Blackshaw, Steven L A Jeffery
OBJECTIVE: Current standard diagnostic practice of bacterial infections by visual inspection under white light is subjective, and microbiological sampling is suboptimal due to high false negative rates and the lengthy time needed for culture results to arrive. The MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device attempts to combat the issues faced in standard practice by providing a non-contact, real-time method of visualising bacteria within wounds. Our aim was to test this imaging device in a series of patients...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279602/new-therapeutic-perceptions-in-a-patient-with-complicated-herpes-simplex-virus-1-keratitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
REVIEW
Dimitrios Kalogeropoulos, Aliki Geka, Konstantinos Malamos, Maria Kanari, Chris Kalogeropoulos
BACKGROUND Keratitis caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) can have detrimental effects on the cornea leading to loss of vision. Modern therapies can contribute to the prevention of anatomical and functional damage. CASE REPORT An 80-year-old male with complicated HSV-1 keratitis of the left eye (confirmed diagnosis after microbiological investigation) presented three months after antiviral treatment with corneal blurring, severe epitheliopathy, thinning of the stroma, and neovascularization. At the time he was referred, the visual acuity of his left eye was very low, as he could only count fingers at a one-foot distance...
December 27, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209953/diagnostic-value-of-99mtc-ethambutol-scintigraphy-in-tuberculosis-compared-to-microbiological-and-histopathological-tests
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A H S Kartamihardja, Y Kurniawati, R Gunawan
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculosis (TB) still remains the world's endemic infection. TB affects the lungs and any part of the body other than the lung. The diagnosis of TB has not changed much over the decades. Ethambutol is one of the first line treatments for TB. It can be labeled using 99mTc. 99mTc-ethambutol will be accumulated in the site of TB lesion and can be imaged using gamma camera. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of 99mTc-ethambutol scintigraphy in detecting and localizing of TB...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190624/extreme-surgical-maneuvers-in-fungal-endophthalmitis
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María Isabel Relimpio-López, María Gessa-Sorroche, Antonio Manuel Garrido-Hermosilla, Concepción Díaz-Ruiz, Jesús Montero-Iruzubieta, Jaime Etxebarría-Ecenarro, Diego Ruiz-Casas, Enrique Rodríguez-de-la-Rúa-Franch
PURPOSE: To present the different evolution of 2 cases of endophthalmitis caused by Fusarium solani, an aggressive filamentous fungus, depending on the medical and surgical treatment performed. METHODS: We present 2 cases of endophthalmitis caused by Fusarium solani. Topical, intrastromal, intravitreal, and systemic antifungal treatment (natamycin, voriconazole, amphotericin B) failed in both cases. Corneal perforation took place in one of them, being unsuccessfully treated with cyanoacrylate and several amniotic membrane transplants...
November 30, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
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