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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776426/detection-of-zika-virus-infection-among-asymptomatic-pregnant-women-in-the-north-of-peru
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Claudia Weilg, Lucinda Troyes, Zoila Villegas, Wilmer Silva-Caso, Fernando Mazulis, Ammy Febres, Mario Troyes, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Juana Del Valle-Mendoza
OBJECTIVE: To report an outbreak of ZIKV infection among asymptomatic pregnant women during 2016 in the city of Jaen, Cajamarca. RESULTS: Zika virus RNA was detected in 3.2% (n = 36) of cases by RT-PCR. The mean age of patients positive for ZIKV infection was 29.6 years. 7 patients (19.4%) infected with ZIKV were in their first-trimester of gestation, 13 (36.1%) were in their second-trimester, and 16 (44%) were in their third-trimester. All of the infected pregnant women were asymptomatic...
May 18, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774598/evaluation-of-current-strategies-for-surveillance-and-management-of-donor-specific-antibodies-single-center-study
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Daniel Sullivan, Chul Ahn, Ang Gao, Chantale Lacelle, Fernando Torres, Srinivas Bollineni, Amit Banga, Jessica Mullins, Manish Mohanka, Steve Ring, Michael Wait, Matthias Peltz, Pavan Duddupudi, Dhiraj Surapaneni, Vaidehi Kaza
BACKGROUND: Although, presence of donor specific antibodies (DSA) is known to impact lung allograft, limited data exists regarding DSA management. METHODS: We did a retrospective study at our center evaluating DSA management in adult lung transplant recipients undergoing lung transplantation between January 1, 2010 and June 30, 2014. Study follow up was completed through October 2017. All recipients were stratified into two groups based on the presence or absence of DSA...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770080/public-health-surveillance-for-the-toronto-2015-pan-parapan-american-games
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E Chan, K Hohenadel, B Lee, M Helferty, J R Harris, L Macdonald, T Badiani
Background: Public health surveillance for previous Olympic and Paralympic Games have been described in the literature, but surveillance for regional, multisport events on a smaller scale have rarely been explored. Objective: To describe the public health surveillance planning, implementation, results, and lessons learned from the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Intervention: Public health surveillance planning for the Games began two years in advance and involved local, provincial and federal partners, primarily focusing on infectious disease...
July 6, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770057/aids-in-canada-surveillance-report-2016
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L Jonah, A C Bourgeois, M Edmunds, A Awan, O Varsaneux, W Siu
Background: Although there continues to be a global epidemic of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) there has been a decrease in the number of people dying of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), largely due to successful treatment with antiretroviral therapy. Objective: To provide a descriptive overview of the reported cases of AIDS in Canada by identifying trends by geographic location, sex, age group and mortality. While the descriptive analysis focuses on the year 2016, results are presented for reported cases from the beginning of national AIDS surveillance in 1979...
December 7, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766840/rubella-infection-in-pregnancy-and-congenital-rubella-in-united-kingdom-2003-to-2016
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Antoaneta Bukasa, Helen Campbell, Kevin Brown, Helen Bedford, Mary Ramsay, Gayatri Amirthalingam, Pat Tookey
Rubella vaccination has been included in the United Kingdom's (UK) routine childhood schedule for nearly 30 years. The UK achieved World Health Organization (WHO) elimination status in 2016 and acute rubella infections are rare. In the period 2003-16, 31 rubella infections in pregnancy (0.23 per 100,000 pregnancies) were identified through routine surveillance, of which 26 were in women who were born abroad. Five of the 31 rubella infections led to congenital rubella syndrome in the infant and three had confirmed congenital rubella infection without congenital rubella syndrome...
May 2018: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766474/masses-of-developmental-and-genetic-origin-affecting-the-paediatric-craniofacial-skeleton
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Salvatore Stefanelli, Pravin Mundada, Anne-Laure Rougemont, Vincent Lenoir, Paolo Scolozzi, Laura Merlini, Minerva Becker
Although rare, masses and mass-like lesions of developmental and genetic origin may affect the paediatric craniofacial skeleton. They represent a major challenge in clinical practice because they can lead to functional impairment, facial deformation and disfigurement. The most common lesions include fibrous dysplasia, dermoid cysts, vascular malformations and plexiform neurofibromas. Less common lesions include torus mandibularis and torus palatinus, cherubism, nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, meningoencephalocele and nasal sinus tract...
May 15, 2018: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764527/an-outbreak-of-haemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome-linked-with-mountain-recreational-activities-in-zagreb-croatia-2017
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Z Lovrić, B Kolarić, M L Kosanović Ličina, M Tomljenović, O Đaković Rode, K Danis, B Kaić, V Tešić
In 2017 Zagreb faced the largest outbreak of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) to date. We investigated to describe the extent of the outbreak and identify risk factors for infection. We compared laboratory-confirmed cases of Hantavirus infection in Zagreb residents with the onset of illness after 1 January 2017, with individually matched controls from the same household or neighbourhood. We calculated adjusted matched odds ratios (amOR) using conditional logistic regression. During 2017, 104 cases were reported: 11-81 years old (median 37) and 71% (73) male...
May 16, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763640/development-of-fluorescent-reverse-transcription-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-rt-lamp-using-quenching-probes-for-the-detection-of-the-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus
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Kazuya Shirato, Shohei Semba, Sherif A El-Kafrawy, Ahmed M Hassan, Ahmed M Tolah, Ikuyo Takayama, Tsutomu Kageyama, Tsugunori Notomi, Wataru Kamitani, Shutoku Matsuyama, Esam Ibraheem Azhar
Clinical detection of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in patients is achieved using genetic diagnostic methods, such as real-time RT-PCR assay. Previously, we developed a reverse transcription-loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assay for the detection of MERS-CoV [Virol J. 2014. 11:139]. Generally, amplification of RT-LAMP is monitored by the turbidity induced by precipitation of magnesium pyrophosphate with newly synthesized DNA. However, this mechanism cannot completely exclude the possibility of unexpected reactions...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760937/a-novel-mlh1-intronic-variant-in-a-young-japanese-patient-with-lynch-syndrome
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Yoshimi Kiyozumi, Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Yasue Horiuchi, Takuma Oishi, Masato Abe, Sumiko Ohnami, Akane Naruoka, Masatoshi Kusuhara, Ken Yamaguchi
Lynch syndrome, an autosomal dominantly inherited disease, is characterized by an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. We found a novel germline variant of MLH1 (IVS6+2T>C) that caused Lynch syndrome in a young Japanese patient who had multiple colorectal cancers. Accurate diagnosis will be highly beneficial in clinical practice for surveillance and genetic counseling of patients and their relatives.
2018: Human Genome Variation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760830/patient-and-provider-perspectives-on-adherence-to-and-care-coordination-of-lynch-syndrome-surveillance-recommendations-findings-from-qualitative-interviews
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Jennifer L Schneider, Katrina A B Goddard, Kristin R Muessig, James V Davis, Alan F Rope, Jessica E Hunter, Susan K Peterson, Louise S Acheson, Sapna Syngal, Georgia L Wiesner, Jacob A Reiss
Background: Patients with a genetic variant associated with Lynch syndrome (LS) are recommended to undergo frequent and repeated cancer surveillance activities to minimize cancer-related morbidity and mortality. Little is known about how patients and primary care providers (PCPs) track and manage these recommendations. We conducted a small exploratory study of patient and PCP experiences with recommended LS surveillance activities and communication with family members in an integrated health care system...
2018: Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756421/survey-of-cutaneous-adverse-reactions-to-targeted-cancer-therapies-value-of-dermatological-advice
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Giovanni Damiani, Ausilia Manganoni, Simone Cazzaniga, Luigi Naldi
BACKGROUND: Target-therapy offers a better efficacy for several cancers, with less toxic adverse effects, if compared with traditional chemotherapy. However cutaneous complications are increased in number and complexity. The severity of these reactions positively correlates with efficacy, and the management of these reactions is challenging. METHODS: This was a multicenter cross-sectional study on a consecutive series of adult patients with incident cutaneous reactions linked to targeted cancer therapies observed in five referral centers for cancer treatment in the province of Bergamo and Brescia in northern Italy...
May 11, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753923/prevalence-of-valproate-syndrome-in-europe-from-2005-to-2014-a-registry-based-multi-centre-study
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Joan K Morris, Ester Garne, Maria Loane, Marie-Claude Addor, Ingeborg Barisic, Fabrizio Bianchi, Miriam Gatt, Monica Lanzoni, Catherine Lynch, Olatz Mokoroa, Vera Nelen, Amanda Neville, Mary T O'Mahony, Hanitra Randrianaivo-Ranjatoelina, Anke Rissmann, David Tucker, H E K de Walle, Nataliia Zymak-Zakutnia, Judith Ankin
Women with epilepsy need to continue to take anticonvulsants during their pregnancies to prevent seizures from occurring. Since the 1980's, it has been known that the use of valproate (an anticonvulsant) in the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of spina bifida. Recent studies have also demonstrated increased risks of other congenital anomalies as well as a risk of cognitive impairment. Doctors in the EU are now advised not to prescribe valproate in pregnant women, in women who can become pregnant or in girls unless other treatments are ineffective or not tolerated...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753922/beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-a-population-based-study-on-prevalence-prenatal-diagnosis-associated-anomalies-and-survival-in-europe
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Ingeborg Barisic, Ljubica Boban, Diana Akhmedzhanova, Jorieke E H Bergman, Clara Cavero-Carbonell, Ieva Grinfelde, Anna Materna-Kiryluk, Anna Latos-Bielenska, Hanitra Randrianaivo, Natalya Zymak-Zakutnya, Ivona Sansovic, Monica Lanzoni, Joan K Morris
Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome is a complex developmental disorder characterized by somatic overgrowth, macroglossia, abdominal wall defects, neonatal hypoglycemia, and predisposition to embryonal tumors. We present epidemiological and clinical aspects of patients with Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome diagnosed prenatally or in the early years of life, using data from EUROCAT (European Surveillance of Congenital Anomalies) registries. The study population consisted of 371 cases identified between January 1990 and December 2015 in 34 registries from 16 European countries...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753917/assessment-of-intrafamilial-clinical-variability-of-poikiloderma-with-neutropenia-by-a-10-year-follow-up-of-three-affected-siblings
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Daniela Concolino, Simona Sestito, Francesca Falvo, Giusy Romano, Miriam Ceravolo, Elisa Anastasio, Licia Pensabene, Elisa A Colombo, Lidia Larizza
Clericuzio-type poikiloderma with neutropenia is a well-defined nosological entity, but despite a remarkable number of clinical reports, no long term follow-up data has been presented to date regarding patients with this rare condition. Here we describe the results of clinical follow-up of three siblings, one male (Patient 1) and two females (Patients 2 and 3), subsequent to their first clinical and then molecular diagnosis of Clericuzio-type poikiloderma with neutropenia syndrome due to mutation of USB1gene...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752200/distinctive-facies-macrocephaly-and-developmental-delay-are-signs-of-a-pten-mutation-in-childhood
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Kohji Kato, Seiji Mizuno, Mie Inaba, Shinobu Fukumura, Naoko Kurahashi, Koichi Maruyama, Daisuke Ieda, Kei Ohashi, Ikumi Hori, Yutaka Negishi, Ayako Hattori, Shinji Saitoh
BACKGROUND: Germline mutations of the PTEN gene are responsible for several PTEN hamartoma tumor syndromes. They are also implicated as a cause of macrocephaly and mild to severe developmental delay, regardless of the presence or absence of hamartomas in childhood. Nevertheless, because of limited information, the clinical features present during childhood in patients with a PTEN mutation are yet to be elucidated. METHODS: PTEN mutations were investigated by multiplex targeted sequencing of genomic DNA from 33 children with increased head circumference (>+2 SD) and developmental delay...
May 8, 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751672/a-simulation-based-study-on-the-comparison-of-statistical-and-time-series-forecasting-methods-for-early-detection-of-infectious-disease-outbreaks
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Eunjoo Yang, Hyun Woo Park, Yeon Hwa Choi, Jusim Kim, Lkhagvadorj Munkhdalai, Ibrahim Musa, Keun Ho Ryu
Early detection of infectious disease outbreaks is one of the important and significant issues in syndromic surveillance systems. It helps to provide a rapid epidemiological response and reduce morbidity and mortality. In order to upgrade the current system at the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), a comparative study of state-of-the-art techniques is required. We compared four different temporal outbreak detection algorithms: the CUmulative SUM (CUSUM), the Early Aberration Reporting System (EARS), the autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA), and the Holt-Winters algorithm...
May 11, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750288/recognizing-and-managing-children-with-a-pediatric-cancer-predisposition-syndrome-a-guide-for-the-pediatrician
#17
Stephanie A Coury, Katherine A Schneider, Jaclyn Schienda, Wen-Hann Tan
It is estimated that at least 8% to 10% of children diagnosed with cancer have an inherited cancer predisposition syndrome. Pediatricians may be called upon to (1) identify children with symptoms suggestive of cancer that require further diagnostic testing, (2) identify children who should be referred to cancer genetics based on their personal and family histories, and (3) provide primary care to children who have an inherited cancer syndrome. This review article provides a list of clinical warning signs suggestive of childhood malignancy, discusses the personal and family history "red flags" suggestive of hereditary cancer, offers checklists to help identify patients who are candidates for cancer genetics evaluation, and describes features of the major pediatric cancer syndromes involving solid tumors and surveillance guidelines...
May 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748533/p53-attenuates-acetaminophen-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-regulating-drug-metabolizing-enzymes-and-transporter-expression
#18
Jiahong Sun, Yajie Wen, Yanying Zhou, Yiming Jiang, Yixin Chen, Huizheng Zhang, Lihuan Guan, Xinpeng Yao, Min Huang, Huichang Bi
Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose is the most frequent cause of drug-induced acute liver failure. Inhibition of APAP metabolic activation and promotion in APAP disposition are important to protect against APAP-induced liver injury. Tumor suppressor p53 is traditionally recognized as a surveillance molecule to preserve genome integrity. Recent studies have emerged on discovering its functions in metabolic regulation. Our previous study reported that p53 promoted bile acid disposition and alleviated cholestastic syndrome...
May 10, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745450/a-new-strain-of-white-spot-syndrome-virus-affecting-litopenaeus-vannamei-in-indian-shrimp-farms
#19
S Sivakumar, S Vimal, S Abdul Majeed, S Santhosh Kumar, G Taju, N Madan, T Rajkumar, S Thamizhvanan, K V Shamsudheen, V Scaria, S Sivasubbu, A S Sahul Hameed
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV)-infected shrimp samples collected from grow-out ponds located at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India, showed WSSV negative and positive by PCR using primer sets specific to ORF119 and VP28 gene of WSSV, respectively. This indicated the deletion of genetic fragments in the genome of WSSV. The WSSV isolate along with lab strain of WSSV was subjected to next-generation sequencing. The sequence analysis revealed a deletion of 13,170 bp at five positions in the genome of WSSV-NS (new strain) relative to WSSV-TH and WSSV-LS (lab strain)...
May 10, 2018: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744602/current-clinical-topics-of-lynch-syndrome
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REVIEW
Kohji Tanakaya
Lynch syndrome (LS) is one of the most common genetic cancer syndromes, occurring at a rate of 1 per 250-1000 in the general population. This autosomal dominant disease is caused by a germline variant in one of the four mismatch repair genes, MSH2, MLH1, MSH6, PMS2, or the EPCAM gene. LS develops at early ages in colorectal cancer (CRC), endometrial cancer, and various other associated tumors. Accurate diagnosis of LS and utilization of various risk-reduction strategies such as surveillance, prophylactic surgery, and chemoprevention could improve clinical outcomes...
May 9, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
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