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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629426/development-and-validation-of-a-prognostic-scoring-model-for-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease-an-observational-cohort-study
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Shogo Kumagai, Akihiro Ito, Toru Hashimoto, Satoshi Marumo, Hironobu Tokumasu, Aya Kotani, Haruka Yamaki, Masahiro Shirata, Koji Furuuchi, Motonari Fukui, Tadashi Ishida
BACKGROUND: Patients with Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease (LD) have a heterogeneous prognosis. This study aimed to develop and validate a prognostic scoring model for these patients using independent risk factors for survival. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data of patients with MAC-LD from two hospitals (cohort 1, n = 368; cohort 2, n = 118). Cohort 1 was evaluated using a multivariate Cox proportional hazards model to identify independent risk factors for overall survival (OS)...
June 19, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619015/nontuberculosis-mycobacterial-infections-at-a-specialized-tuberculosis-treatment-centre-in-the-republic-of-korea
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Hee Jung Yoon, Hwa Young Choi, Moran Ki
BACKGROUND: The incidence of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections is increasing worldwide, however formal evaluations of the epidemiology of NTM infections are limited. Understanding the trends and true prevalence of NTM is a major priority for optimizing infection control programmes and resources. The purpose of this study was to investigate the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and radiologic findings in NTM-infected patients at specialized Tuberculosis (Tb) treatment centre in South Korea, which is endemic to Tb, and find solutions to control NTM infections...
June 15, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606745/the-characteristics-of-patients-with-pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-complex-disease-diagnosed-by-bronchial-lavage-culture-compared-to-those-diagnosed-by-sputum-culture
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Koichi Maekawa, Megumi Naka, Saki Shuto, Yuka Harada, Yumiko Ikegami
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The utility of bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) disease has been reported; however, which patients require bronchoscopy remains unclear. Our objective was to identify the characteristics of the patients in whom bronchoscopy is needed for the diagnosis of MAC disease. METHODS: Fifty-four patients with pulmonary MAC disease were divided into two groups according to established diagnostic criteria: 39 patients were diagnosed by sputum culture and 15 patients were diagnosed by bronchial lavage culture...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600772/a-closed-tube-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay-for-the-visual-endpoint-detection-of-brucella-spp-and-mycobacterium-avium-subsp-paratuberculosis
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Marcos D Trangoni, Andrea K Gioffré, Silvio L Cravero
LAMP (loop-mediated isothermal amplification) is an isothermal nucleic acid amplification technique that is characterized by its efficiency, rapidity, high yield of final product, robustness, sensitivity, and specificity, with the blueprint that it can be implemented in laboratories of low technological complexity. Despite the conceptual complexity underlying the mechanistic basis for the nucleic acid amplification, the technique is simple to use and the amplification and detection can be carried out in just one step...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592210/incidence-of-disseminated-mycobacterium-avium-complex-infection-in-hiv-patients-receiving-antiretroviral-therapy-with-use-of-mycobacterium-avium-complex-prophylaxis
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Younghee Jung, Kyoung-Ho Song, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Wan Beom Park, Ji Hwan Bang, Eu Suk Kim, Hong Bin Kim, Sang Won Park, Nam Joong Kim, Myoung-Don Oh
The incidence of disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection in HIV patients has fallen markedly since the introduction of effective antiretroviral therapy (ART). However, current guidelines still recommend primary prophylaxis. We conducted a retrospective cohort study in a university-affiliated hospital from January 1998 to January 2014. During that period, HIV patients who had at least one CD4 cell count below 50 cells/mm(3) and had been treated with ART were enrolled. We compared incidence of disseminated MAC infection in the 12 months after the first CD4 cell count below 50 cells/mm(3) between prophylaxis and nonprophylaxis groups...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588573/bovine-wc1-and-wc1-neg-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-lymphocytes-influence-monocyte-differentiation-and-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cell-maturation-during-in-vitro-mycobacterium-avium-subspecies-paratuberculosis-infection
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Monica M Baquero, Brandon L Plattner
During early Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map) infection, complex interactions occur between the bacteria, cells from the mononuclear phagocyte system (MPS) including both resident (macrophages and dendritic cells) and recruited (monocytes) cells, and other mucosal sentinel cells such as γδ T lymphocytes. Though the details of early host-pathogen interactions in cattle remain largely underexplored, our hypothesis is that these significantly influence development of host immunity and ultimate success or failure of the host to respond to Map infection...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582488/treatment-outcomes-of-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nakwon Kwak, Jimyung Park, Eunyoung Kim, Chang-Hoon Lee, Sung Koo Han, Jae-Joon Yim
Background: The advent of macrolides has led to therapeutic advances in the treatment of Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease (MAC-LD). The aim of this study was to elucidate the treatment outcomes of macrolide-containing regimens. Methods: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of published studies reporting treatment outcomes of macrolide-containing regimens for MAC-LD using the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases until 31 July 2016...
June 3, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559528/disseminated-mycobacterium-avium-complex-in-an-immunocompetent-host
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Joseph M Yabes, Aaron Farmer, Todd Vento
Disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex (DMAC) has historically been described in the immunocompromised. The current epidemiologic research suggests that the incidence of nontuberculous mycobacterial infections is increasing. We present a case of DMAC infection manifesting as hepatic granulomas in a 35-year-old immunocompetent female. This case suggests DMAC infection in a patient without traditional epidemiological risk factors.
April 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558126/cell-wall-peptidolipids-of-mycobacterium-avium-from-genetic-prediction-to-exact-structure-of-a-nonribosomal-peptide
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John P Bannantine, Gilles Etienne, Françoise Laval, Judith R Stabel, Anne Lemassu, Mamadou Daffé, Darrell O Bayles, Christelle Ganneau, Frédéric Bonhomme, Maxime Branger, Thierry Cochard, Sylvie Bay, Franck Biet
Mycobacteria have a complex cell wall structure that includes many lipids; however, even within a single subspecies of Mycobacterium avium these lipids can differ. Total lipids from an M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis (Map) ovine strain (S-type) contained no identifiable glycopeptidolipids or lipopentapeptide (L5P), yet both lipids are present in other M. avium subspecies. We determined the genetic and phenotypic basis for this difference using sequence analysis as well as biochemical and physico-chemical approaches...
May 30, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550962/hiv-and-mycobacteria
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REVIEW
Gary W Procop
The importance of mycobacteria as opportunistic pathogens, particularly members of the M. avium complex (MAC), in patients with progressive HIV infection was recognized early in the AIDS epidemic. It took longer to appreciate the global impact and devastation that would result from the deadly synergy that exists between HIV and M. tuberculosis. This HIV/M. tuberculosis co-pandemic is ongoing and claiming millions of lives every year. In addition to MAC, a number of other non-tuberculous mycobacteria have been recognized as opportunistic pathogens in HIV-infected individuals; some of these are more commonly encountered (e...
July 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541556/microbiological-persistence-in-patients-with-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease-the-predictors-and-the-impact-on-radiographic-progression
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Sheng-Wei Pan, Chin-Chung Shu, Jia-Yih Feng, Jann-Yuan Wang, Yu-Jiun Chan, Chong-Jen Yu, Wei-Juin Su
Objectives.: Persistent growth of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in the lungs indicates continuous infection in MAC lung disease (MAC-LD), but its clinical significance has not been investigated. We aimed to evaluate the predictors of persistent culture-positivity and its impact on radiographic deterioration in MAC-LD. Methods.: MAC-LD patients at multiple medical centers from 2011 to 2016 were enrolled retrospectively. Microbiological persistence of MAC-LD was defined as persistent culture-positivity for MAC (MAC-PP) exceeding one year, in contrast with the negative conversion group (MAC-NC)...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526988/identification-of-candidate-genes-for-paratuberculosis-resistance-in-the-native-italian-garfagnina-goat-breed
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Francesca Cecchi, Claudia Russo, Daniela Iamartino, Alessia Galiero, Barbara Turchi, Filippo Fratini, Sara Degl'Innocenti, Raffaele Mazza, Stefano Biffani, Giovanna Preziuso, Carlo Cantile
Paratuberculosis disease is a chronic bacterial disease infection of ruminants of global relevance, caused by MAP (Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis). The present study was conducted on the Garfagnina goat breed that is an Italian native goat population registered on the Tuscan regional repertory of genetic resources at risk of extinction. Forty-eight adult goats (27 serologically positive to MAP-positive and 21 serologically negative to MAP-negative) belonging to a single flock that had experienced annual mortalities due to MAP infection were identified and genotyped with the Illumina GoatSNP60 BeadChip...
May 19, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523197/disseminated-mycobacterium-chimaera-presenting-as-vertebral-osteomyelitis
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Daphne M Moutsoglou, Frank Merritt, Ethan Cumbler
Mycobacterium chimaera, a member of the Mycobacterium avium complex, is a slow-growing, nontuberculous mycobacterium associated with outbreaks in cardiac-surgery patients supported on heart-lung machines. We report a case of an elderly woman on chronic prednisone who presented with a six-month history of worsening chronic back pain, recurrent low-grade fevers, and weight loss. Imaging identified multilevel vertebral osteomyelitis and lumbar soft-tissue abscess. Abscess culture identified M. chimaera.
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511780/anti-mycobacterium-avium-complex-activity-of-clarithromycin-rifampin-rifabutin-and-ethambutol-in-combination-with-adenosine-5-triphosphate
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Yutaka Tatano, Seiko Yamabe, Chiaki Sano, Haruaki Tomioka
We previously reported that adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) inhibited the growth of various bacteria, including mycobacteria, Staphylococcus, and Pseudomonas, without damaging bacterial surface structures. Notably, ATP's antibacterial activity was found to be attributable to its iron-chelating ability. ATP exhibited combined effects with some antimicrobials against Mycobacterium intracellulare and methicillin-resistant S. aureus, suggesting its usefulness as an adjunctive drug in the chemotherapy against certain intractable infections...
May 2, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508743/mycobacterium-kansasii-isolated-from-tuberculinpositive-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta-in-the-absence-of-disease
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Steven T Shipley, David K Johnson, Morteza Roodgar, David Glenn Smith, Charles A Montgomery, Steven M Lloyd, James A Higgins, Edwin H Kriel, Hilton J Klein, William P Porter, Jerome B Nazareno, Paul W Houghton, Aruna Panda, Louis J DeTolla
Mycobacterial infections are of primary health concern in NHP colonies in biomedical research. NHP are constantly monitoredand screened for Mycobacterium spp. We report 6 Chinese-origin rhesus macaques infected with Mycobacterium kansasii thatexhibited positive tuberculin skin tests in the absence of disease. Two of these macaques were being used for research purposes;the remaining 4 macaques were residing at the contract quarantine company. Histopathology and acid-fast staining of fixed tissues from all macaques showed that all were free of disease...
May 15, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506264/an-association-between-pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-complex-infections-and-biomarkers-of-th2-type-inflammation
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Paul E Pfeffer, Susan Hopkins, Ian Cropley, David M Lowe, Marc Lipman
BACKGROUND: The rising incidence of pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAI) infection is unexplained but parallels the growing world-wide epidemic of allergic disease. We hypothesized an association between pulmonary MAI infection and Th2-type immune responses as seen in allergy. METHODS: Biomarkers of patient Th2-type immune responses (peripheral blood eosinophil counts and serum IgE levels) were compared between patients with positive pulmonary samples for tuberculosis and non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection...
May 15, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504926/accurate-differentiation-of-mycobacterium-chimaera-from-mycobacterium-intracellulare-by-maldi-tof-ms-analysis
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Arthur B Pranada, Ellen Witt, Michael Bienia, Markus Kostrzewa, Markus Timke
PURPOSE: The increasing number of infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has prompted the need for rapid and precise identification methods of these pathogens. Several studies report the applicability of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry (MS) for identification of NTM. However, some closely related species have very similar spectral mass fingerprints, and until recently, Mycobacterium chimaera and M. intracellulare could not be separated from each other by MALDI-TOF MS. METHODOLOGY: The conventional identification methods used in routine diagnostics have similar limitations...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500949/human-health-risks-for-legionella-and-mycobacterium-avium-complex-mac-from-potable-and-non-potable-uses-of-roof-harvested-rainwater
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Kerry A Hamilton, Warish Ahmed, Simon Toze, Charles N Haas
A quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) of opportunistic pathogens Legionella pneumophila (LP) and Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) was undertaken for various uses of roof-harvested rainwater (RHRW) reported in Queensland, Australia to identify appropriate usages and guide risk management practices. Risks from inhalation of aerosols due to showering, swimming in pools topped up with RHRW, use of a garden hose, car washing, and toilet flushing with RHRW were considered for LP while both ingestion (drinking, produce consumption, and accidental ingestion from various activities) and inhalation risks were considered for MAC...
April 5, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474649/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-diagnosing-mediastinal-lymphadenopathy
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Tanushree Gahlot, Ujjwal Parakh, Kusum Verma, Bobby Bhalotra, Neeraj Jain
CONTEXT: The diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy is always a challenge. There always a need of a technique that is highly accurate as well as safe for diagnosis the same. AIMS: The aim of the study is to assess the clinical usefulness and safety profile of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in diagnosing the patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This was an observational prospective study...
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468858/misidentification-of-mycobacterium-paraense-as-mycobacterium-avium-complex-by-accuprobe
#20
Husain Poonawala, Vincent E Piscitelli, Lynn Ladutko, Sheldon Campbell
AccuProbe (Hologic, Marlborough, Massachusetts) is an FDA-approved commercial test used for the identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, Mycobacterium avium, Mycobacterium intracellulare, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), Mycobacterium gordonae and Mycobacterium kansasii from growth in solid or liquid mycobacterial culture media.….
May 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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