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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820902/from-hospitalization-records-to-surveillance-the-use-of-local-patient-profiles-to-characterize-cholera-in-vellore-india
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Melissa S Cruz, Tania M AlarconFalconi, Meghan A Hartwick, Aishwarya Venkat, Hanna Y Ehrlich, Shalini Anandan, Honorine D Ward, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Elena N Naumova
Despite availability of high quality medical records, health care systems often do not have the resources or tools to utilize these data efficiently. Yet, hospital-based, laboratory-confirmed records may pave the way for building reliable surveillance systems capable of monitoring temporal trends of emerging infections. In this communication, we present a new tool to compress and visualize medical records with a local population profile (LPP) approach, which transforms information into statistically comparable patterns...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811108/methylene-blue-guided-debridement-as-an-intraoperative-adjunct-for-the-surgical-treatment-of-periprosthetic-joint-infection
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Jeremy D Shaw, Steve Miller, Anna Plourde, Daniel L Shaw, Rosanna Wustrack, Erik N Hansen
BACKGROUND: Current methods to identify infected tissue in periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) are inadequate. The purpose of this study was (1) to assess methylene blue-guided surgical debridement as a novel technique in PJI using quantitative microbiology and (2) to evaluate clinical success based on eradication of infection and infection-free survival. METHODS: Sixteen total knee arthroplasty patients meeting Musculoskeletal Infection Society criteria for PJI undergoing the first stage of 2-stage exchange arthroplasty were included in this prospective study...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810038/culture-positive-endophthalmitis-after-open-globe-injuries-with-and-without-retained-intraocular-foreign-bodies
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Tanuj P Banker, Andrew J McClellan, Benjamin D Wilson, Fabiana M Juan, Ajay E Kuriyan, Nidhi Relhan, Felix V Chen, Eric D Weichel, Thomas A Albini, Audina M Berrocal, Jay Sridhar, Ninel Z Gregori, Justin H Townsend, Harry W Flynn
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To report the visual and anatomical outcomes and microbiologic spectrum of culture-positive endophthalmitis in open globe injuries (OGIs) with or without intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective, interventional case series of OGIs (n = 718) treated between 2004 and 2015. Patients underwent a management protocol for OGI, including systemic broad-spectrum antibiotics, on presentation. RESULTS: Culture-positive cases of endophthalmitis after open globe repair occurred in 2...
August 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792758/profiling-of-microbial-colonies-for-high-throughput-engineering-of-multi-step-enzymatic-reactions-via-optically-guided-maldi-ms
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Tong Si, Bin Li, Troy J Comi, Yuwei Wu, Pingfan Hu, Yuying Wu, Yuhao Min, Douglas A Mitchell, Huimin Zhao, Jonathan V Sweedler
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-ToF) mass spectrometry (MS) imaging has been used for rapid phenotyping of enzymatic activities, but is mainly limited to single-step conversions. Herein we report a label-free method for high-throughput engineering of multi-step biochemical reactions based on optically guided MALDI-ToF MS analysis of bacterial colonies. The bacterial cells provide containment of multiple enzymes and access to substrates and cofactors via metabolism. Automated MALDI-ToF MS acquisition from randomly distributed colonies simplifies procedures to prepare strain libraries without liquid handling...
August 9, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725026/microbiome-analysis-and-confocal-microscopy-of-used-kitchen-sponges-reveal-massive-colonization-by-acinetobacter-moraxella-and-chryseobacterium-species
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Massimiliano Cardinale, Dominik Kaiser, Tillmann Lueders, Sylvia Schnell, Markus Egert
The built environment (BE) and in particular kitchen environments harbor a remarkable microbial diversity, including pathogens. We analyzed the bacterial microbiome of used kitchen sponges by 454-pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA genes and fluorescence in situ hybridization coupled with confocal laser scanning microscopy (FISH-CLSM). Pyrosequencing showed a relative dominance of Gammaproteobacteria within the sponge microbiota. Five of the ten most abundant OTUs were closely related to risk group 2 (RG2) species, previously detected in the BE and kitchen microbiome...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707018/postoperative-enterococcus-faecalis-endophthalmitis-virulence-factors-leading-to-poor-visual-outcome
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Daisuke Todokoro, Takashi Suzuki, Shinichiro Kobayakawa, Haruyoshi Tomita, Yuichi Ohashi, Hideo Akiyama
Purpose Postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Enterococcus faecalis often results in poor visual outcome due to retinal destruction. We evaluated the virulence factors of Enterococcus faecalis clinical isolates and analyzed their relationship with retinal destruction and poor visual outcomes in postoperative bacterial endophthalmitis (PBE) following cataract surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. METHODS: E. faecalis isolates from nine acute-onset PBE cases were examined using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of genomic DNA, plasmid isolation and pheromone response experiments...
July 13, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706959/sensitivity-specificity-and-predictive-values-of-anterior-chamber-tap-in-cases-of-bacterial-endophthalmitis
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Carl Sjoholm-Gomez de Liano, Vidal F Soberon-Ventura, Guillermo Salcedo-Villanueva, Abril Santos-Palacios, Jose Luis Guerrero-Naranjo, Jans Fromow-Guerra, Gerardo García-Aguirre, Virgilio Morales-Canton, Raul Velez-Montoya
BACKGROUND: To assess the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of anterior chamber tap for the diagnosis of bacterial endophthalmitis on a population with high prevalence. METHODS: Retrospective, single centre, case series study. We reviewed all medical records with clinical diagnosis of bacterial endophthalmitis in our hospital from January 1st, 2000 to December 31st 2014. From each record, we documented general demographic data, best corrected visual acuity and vitreous and aqueous tap microbiological results...
2017: Eye and Vision (London, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700901/hyperspectral-image-analysis-for-rapid-and-accurate-discrimination-of-bacterial-infections-a-benchmark-study
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Simone Arrigoni, Giovanni Turra, Alberto Signoroni
With the rapid diffusion of Full Laboratory Automation systems, Clinical Microbiology is currently experiencing a new digital revolution. The ability to capture and process large amounts of visual data from microbiological specimen processing enables the definition of completely new objectives. These include the direct identification of pathogens growing on culturing plates, with expected improvements in rapid definition of the right treatment for patients affected by bacterial infections. In this framework, the synergies between light spectroscopy and image analysis, offered by hyperspectral imaging, are of prominent interest...
September 1, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631591/comparative-evaluation-of-veriflow-%C3%A2-listeria-species-to-usda-culture-based-method-for-the-detection-of-listeria-spp-in-food-and-environmental-samples
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Adam C Joelsson, Shawn P Terkhorn, Ashley S Brown, Amrita Puri, Benjamin J Pascal, Zara E Gaudioso, Nicholas A Siciliano
Veriflow(®)Listeria species (Veriflow LS) isa molecular-based assay for the presumptive detection of Listeria spp. from environmental surfaces (stainless steel, sealed concrete, plastic, and ceramic tile) and ready-to-eat (RTE) food matrixes (hot dogs and deli meat). The assay utilizes a PCR detection method coupled with a rapid, visual, flow-based assay that develops in 3 min post-PCR amplification and requires only a 24 h enrichment for maximum sensitivity. The Veriflow LS system eliminates the need for sample purification, gel electrophoresis, or fluorophore-based detection of target amplification and does not require complex data analysis...
June 20, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631590/comparative-evaluation-of-veriflow-%C3%A2-salmonella-species-to-usda-and-fda-culture-based-methods-for-the-detection-of-salmonella-spp-in-food-and-environmental-samples
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Amrita Puri, Adam C Joelsson, Shawn P Terkhorn, Ashley S Brown, Zara E Gaudioso, Nicholas A Siciliano
Veriflow(®)Salmonella species (Veriflow SS)is a molecular-based assay for the presumptive detection of Salmonella spp. from environmental surfaces (stainless steel, sealed concrete, plastic, and ceramic tile), dairy (2% milk), raw meat (20% fat ground beef), chicken carcasses, and ready-to-eat (RTE) food (hot dogs). The assay utilizes a PCR detection method coupled with a rapid, visual, flow-based assay that develops in 3 min post-PCR amplification and requires only an 18 h enrichment for maximum sensitivity...
June 20, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604577/pain-after-cochlear-implantation-an-unusual-complication
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Charlotte Celerier, Isabelle Rouillon, Marion Blanchard, Marine Parodi, Françoise Denoyelle, Natalie Loundon
OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical signs and better define the underestimated long-term pain after implantation, to discuss etiological hypothesis, and to propose our department treatment algorithm and results. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective review of children implanted with complaints of atypical pain in the area of device implantation, not in the immediate postoperative period, more than or equal to 4 on the Visual Analog Pain Scale (VAPS: 0-10) in the ENT pediatric department of Trousseau and Necker Enfants Malades Hospitals between 1998 and 2015...
August 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573992/nocardia-infection-following-intraocular-surgery-report-of-seven-cases-from-a-tertiary-eye-hospital
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Devesh Sharma, Umang Mathur, Abha Gour, Manisha Acharya, Nidhi Gupta, Neelam Sapra
PURPOSE: To study the outcome of ocular nocardiosis following intraocular surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records of all postoperative cases of culture proven Nocardia infection over a period of 3 years, from October 2010 to September 2013, was performed. Microbiological analysis was performed for all cases and included smears and cultures. Fortified 2% amikacin eye drops were the mainstay of treatment. Surgical intervention was performed in case of nonresponse to medical therapy or suspected endophthalmitis...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561954/evidence-for-the-presence-of-a-bacterial-endosymbiont-in-the-pecan-scab-pathogen-venturia-effusa-basyonym-fusicladium-effusum
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E G Medrano, L J Grauke, R L Stanford, T Thompson
AIMS: To determine whether Venturia effusa the causative fungal agent of pecan scab harbors a bacterial symbiont. METHODS AND RESULTS: Venturia effusa isolates were maintained on potato dextrose agar amended with antibiotics (chloramphenicol 100 μg ml(-1) , and tetracycline 100 μg ml(-1) ). Genomic DNA extracted from mycelia was used to target eubacterial 16S rDNA. A 1(.) 4 kbp PCR amplified product using 16S rDNA degenerate primers was cloned, sequenced and found to have 99% identities with Actinobacteria representatives...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547176/metabolic-volume-performs-better-than-suvmax-in-the-detection-of-left-ventricular-assist-device-driveline-infection
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Nemanja Avramovic, Angelo Maria Dell'Aquila, Matthias Weckesser, Danka Milankovic, Alexis Vrachimis, Jürgen R Sindermann, Christian Wenning
PURPOSE: A continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a new and highly promising therapy in supporting end-stage heart failure patients, either bridging them to heart transplantation or as a destination therapy. Infection is one of the major complications associated with LVAD implants. (18)F-FDG PET/CT has already been shown to be useful in the detection of LVAD infection. The goal of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of different PET analysis techniques (visual grading versus SUVmax and metabolic volume)...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541964/role-of-early-vitrectomy-in-the-treatment-of-fungal-endophthalmitis
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Umesh Chandra Behera, Monica Budhwani, Taraprasad Das, Soumyava Basu, Tapas Ranjan Padhi, Manas Ranjan Barik, Savitri Sharma
PURPOSE: To study whether immediate pars plana vitrectomy at the time of sampling vitreous for culture alter the visual and structural outcomes in fungal endophthalmitis. METHODS: Surgical results of 66 consecutive patients with culture-positive fungal endophthalmitis attending a tertiary eye care hospital in eastern India were analyzed. Based on the timing of vitrectomy, they were divided into 2 groups: Group 1-immediate vitrectomy (n = 31) and Group 2-diagnostic vitrectomy alone (n = 35) as the first-line intervention...
May 23, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534320/infectious-keratitis-and-orthokeratology-lens-use-a-systematic-review
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Ka Wai Kam, Wing Yung, Gabriel Ka Hin Li, Li Jia Chen, Alvin L Young
PURPOSE: Myopia is a prevalent condition among Asians. Orthokeratology lens has gained popularity as a method of myopia control. This systematic review is to summarize the clinical profile of infectious keratitis in association with orthokeratology lens wear. METHODS: We searched in the PubMed and EMBASE for articles adopting the search strategy "(orthokeratology lens OR orthokeratology) AND (bacterial eye infection OR keratitis OR cornea ulcer OR microbial keratitis OR bacterial keratitis)", from the start date of the databases to August 23, 2016...
May 22, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524886/fungal-keratitis-in-the-republic-of-ireland
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S Farrell, E McElnea, S Moran, S Knowles, C C Murphy
PurposeFungal keratitis is relatively rare in temperate climates with only one previous population-based study, which reported a minimum annual incidence of 0.32 per million population in the United Kingdom. We performed a nationwide study in the Republic of Ireland of cases over a 6-year period to establish the incidence, risk factors, treatment, and outcomes of fungal keratitis.Patients and methodsAll corneal scraping specimens positive for fungal species over a 6-year period were identified at the microbiology departments of the seven main ophthalmology units in the Republic of Ireland...
May 19, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518116/the-wincf-model-an-inexpensive-and-tractable-microcosm-of-a-mucus-plugged-bronchiole-to-study-the-microbiology-of-lung-infections
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William J Comstock, Edwin Huh, Reiley Weekes, Connor Watson, Tianyang Xu, Pieter C Dorrestein, Robert A Quinn
Many chronic airway diseases result in mucus plugging of the airways. Lungs of an individual with cystic fibrosis are an exemplary case where their mucus-plugged bronchioles create a favorable habitat for microbial colonization. Various pathogens thrive in this environment interacting with each other and driving many of the symptoms associated with CF disease. Like any microbial community, the chemical conditions of their habitat have a significant impact on the community structure and dynamics. For example, different microorganisms thrive in differing levels of oxygen or other solute concentrations...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513490/coexistence-of-herpes-simplex-virus-infection-in-microsporidial-stromal-keratitis-associated-with-granulomatous-inflammation
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Ruchi Mittal, Praveen K Balne, Srikant Sahu, Sujata Das, Savitri Sharma
BACKGROUND: Microsporidial stromal keratitis poses several diagnostic challenges. Patients may present with corneal ulceration, marked stromal thinning, or even as a quite corneal scar. The presentation of microsporidial stromal keratitis commonly mimics viral keratitis. Microbiology scrapings are usually helpful; however, scraping and culture-negative cases pose a significant diagnostic dilemma. Histopathological examination is diagnostic but shows varying degree of inflammation, predominantly composed of polymorphonuclear leukocytes...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513297/former-food-products-safety-microbiological-quality-and-computer-vision-evaluation-of-packaging-remnants-contamination
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M Tretola, A R Di Rosa, E Tirloni, M Ottoboni, C Giromini, F Leone, C E M Bernardi, V Dell'Orto, V Chiofalo, L Pinotti
The use of alternative feed ingredients in farm animal's diets can be an interesting choice from several standpoints, including safety. In this respect, the aim of this study was to investigate the safety features of selected Former Food Products (FFPs) intended for animal nutrition produced in the framework of IZS PLV 06/14 RC project by a FFP processing plant. Six FFP samples, both mash and pelleted, were analysed for the enumeration of Total Viable Count (TVC) (ISO 4833), Enterobacteriaceae (ISO 21528-1), Escherichia coli (ISO 16649-1), coagulase-positive Staphylococci (CPS) (ISO 6888), presumptive B...
May 17, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
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