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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221956/microbiological-quality-and-occurrence-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-fresh-squeezed-orange-juice-samples-purchased-from-street-vendors-in-mexico-city
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Jorge F Cerna-Cortes, Ana Laura Cortes-Cueto, Maria Rosalia Cano-Gaona, Nancy Leon-Montes, Addy C Helguera-Repetto, Sandra Rivera-Gutierrez, Laura P Salas-Rangel, Javier Castro-Rosas, Jorge A Gonzalez-Y-Merchand
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are potentially pathogenic agents commonly found in a natural ecosystem. For this reason, food is considered another source of NTM transmission for humans. The aims of this study were to evaluate the microbiological quality and the occurrence of NTM in fresh-squeezed orange juice samples purchased from street vendors. All 102 samples analyzed were positive for aerobic mesophilic bacteria (AMB), with limits ranging from 1.8 to 6.2 log CFU/ml. A total of 55 (54%), 25 (25%), and 13 (13%) orange juice samples were positive for total coliforms (TC), fecal coliforms (FC), and Escherichia coli , respectively...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221128/epidemiology-of-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease-and-tuberculosis-hawaii-usa
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Jennifer Adjemian, Timothy B Frankland, Yihe G Daida, Jennifer R Honda, Kenneth N Olivier, Adrian Zelazny, Stacey Honda, D Rebecca Prevots
Previous studies found Hawaiians and Asian-Americans/Pacific Islanders to be independently at increased risk for nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTMPD) and tuberculosis (TB). To better understand NTM infection and TB risk patterns in Hawaii, USA, we evaluated data on a cohort of patients in Hawaii for 2005-2013. Period prevalence of NTMPD was highest among Japanese, Chinese, and Vietnamese patients (>300/100,000 persons) and lowest among Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (50/100,000)...
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221106/pulmonary-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-associated-deaths-ontario-canada-2001-2013
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Theodore K Marras, Michael A Campitelli, Hong Lu, Hannah Chung, Sarah K Brode, Alex Marchand-Austin, Kevin L Winthrop, Andrea S Gershon, Jeffrey C Kwong, Frances B Jamieson
Survival implications of nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTM-PD) and NTM pulmonary isolation without disease (NTM-PI) are unclear. To study deaths associated with NTM-PD and NTM-PI and differences in survival between them, we conducted a population-based cohort study of persons with microbiologically defined NTM-PD or NTM-PI diagnosed during 2001-2013 in Ontario, Canada. We used propensity score matching and Cox proportional hazards models to compare survival. Among 9,681 NTM-PD patients and 10,936 NTM-PI patients, 87% and 91%, respectively, were successfully matched with unexposed controls...
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221103/disseminated-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-hiv-infected-patients-oregon-usa-2007-2012
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Cara D Varley, Jennifer H Ku, Emily Henkle, Sean D Schafer, Kevin L Winthrop
We determined disseminated nontuberculous mycobacteria incidence in the HIV-infected population of Oregon, USA, during 2007-2012 by using statewide laboratory surveillance. We identified 37 disseminated nontuberculous mycobacteria cases among 7,349 patients with median annual incidence of 110/100,000 HIV person-years and the highest incidence in those with CD4 counts <50 cells/mm(3) (5,300/100,000 person-years).
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185617/mycobacterium-kansasii
#5
James C Johnston, Leslie Chiang, Kevin Elwood
The incidence of Mycobacterium kansasii varies widely over time and by region, but this organism remains one of the most clinically relevant isolated species of nontuberculous mycobacteria. In contrast to other common nontuberculous mycobacteria, M. kansasii is infrequently isolated from natural water sources or soil. The major reservoir appears to be tap water. Infection is likely acquired through the aerosol route, with low infectivity in regions of endemicity. Human-to-human transmission is thought not to occur...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174026/susceptibility-to-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-disease-is-influenced-by-rs1518111-in-il10
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Samuel Halstrom, Rachel Thomson, Hayley Goullee, Svetlana Baltic, Richard Allcock, Suzanna E L Temple, Patricia Price
Although exposure to potentially pathogenic nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) via soil and domestic water supplies is common, pulmonary infection and disease are confined to a small proportion of older individuals. Previously, alleles of a polymorphism in IL10 (rs1800896) were associated with NTM disease and we demonstrated elevated production of IL-10 by blood leukocytes from patients with pulmonary NTM. Here seven additional polymorphisms in IL10 were investigated in a larger cohort of Caucasian controls and patients with pulmonary NTM disease...
February 4, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139909/mycobacteria-in-municipal-wastewater-treatment-and-reuse-microbial-diversity-for-screening-the-occurrence-of-clinically-and-environmentally-relevant-species-in-arid-regions
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Yamrot M Amha, Muhammad Zohaib Anwar, Rajkumari Kumaraswamy, Andreas Henschel, Farrukh Ahmad
With accumulating evidence of pulmonary infection via aerosolized nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), it is important to characterize their persistence in wastewater treatment, especially in arid regions where treated municipal wastewater is extensively reused. To achieve this goal, microbial diversity of the genus Mycobacterium was screened for clinically- and environmentally-relevant species using pyrosequencing. Analysis of the post-disinfected treated wastewater showed presence of clinically-relevant slow-growers like M...
January 31, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135043/household-proximity-to-water-and-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Jennifer M Bouso, James J Burns, Raid Amin, Floyd R Livingston, Okan Elidemir
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have a particular affinity for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Recent studies suggest a possible relationship between acquiring NTM and the level of environmental water in a given area. We sought to determine if there is an association between household proximity to water and NTM in children with CF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An IRB-approved retrospective chart review was completed on 150 children with CF in Florida...
January 30, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134321/rapid-sputum-multiplex-detection-of-the-m-tuberculosis-complex-mtbc-and-resistance-mutations-for-eight-antibiotics-by-nucleotide-maldi-tof-ms
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Kang-Yi Su, Bo-Shiun Yan, Hao-Chieh Chiu, Chong-Jen Yu, So-Yi Chang, Ruwen Jou, Jia-Long Liu, Po-Ren Hsueh, Sung-Liang Yu
The increasing incidence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) adds further urgency for rapid and multiplex molecular testing to identify the MTB complex and drug susceptibility directly from sputum for disease control. A nucleotide matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS)-based assay was developed to identify MTB (MTBID panel) and 45 chromosomal mutations for resistance to eight antibiotics (MTBDR panel)...
January 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131606/antimicrobial-susceptibility-and-mic-distribution-of-41-drugs-against-clinical-isolates-from-china-and-reference-strains-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria
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Guilian Li, Hui Pang, Qian Guo, Mingxiang Huang, Yanhong Tan, Chao Li, Jianhao Wei, Yuanzhi Xia, Yi Jiang, Xiuqin Zhao, Haican Liu, Li-Li Zhao, Zhiguang Liu, Donglei Xu, Kanglin Wan
To treat nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections more optimally, further research pertaining to mycobacterial susceptibility to antimicrobial agents is required. A total of 82 species of NTM reference strains and 23 species of NTM clinical isolates were included. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) for 41 drugs were determined using the microdilution method in cation-adjusted Mueller-Hinton broth. The results showed that most of the NTM were susceptible to aminoglycosides, quinolones, three macrolides (clarithromycin, azithromycin and roxithromycin), cefmetazole, linezolid and capreomycin...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128073/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-overview
#11
Won-Jung Koh
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are emerging pathogens that affect both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. The development of molecular methods has allowed the characterization of new species and the identification of NTM to the precise species and subspecies levels. The incidence and prevalence of NTM lung disease are increasing worldwide, and this syndrome accounts for the majority of clinical cases of NTM disease. Common causative organisms of pulmonary infection are the slowly growing mycobacteria Mycobacterium avium complex and Mycobacterium kansasii and the rapidly growing mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium abscessus complex...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126044/rv1458c-a-new-diagnostic-marker-for-identification-of-m-tuberculosis-complex-in-a-novel-duplex-pcr-assay
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Kamal Shrivastava, Kushal Garima, Anshika Narang, Kausik Bhattacharyya, Ekta Vishnoi, Roshan Kumar Singh, Anil Choudhary, Rajendra Prasad, Mridula Bose, Mandira Varma-Basil
We explored the efficiency of Rv1458c, a putative ABC drug transporter specific for the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) as a diagnostic marker. A 190 bp region of Rv1458c and a 300bp region of hsp65 were targeted in a novel duplex PCR assay and compared with PCR restriction analysis (PRA) using restriction enzymes NruI and BamHI. Speciation of a subset of the isolates (n=50) was confirmed by sequencing. Clinical isolates (n=426) obtained from clinically suspected patients of pulmonary tuberculosis; and mycobacterial (n=13) and non-mycobacterial (n=8) reference strains were included in the study...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118021/notification-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-an-australian-perspective
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Rachel Thomson, Ellen Donnan, Anastasios Konstantinos
In Queensland, Australia, all cases of mycobacterial infection (TB and NTM) are notifiable under the Queensland Public Health Act (2005). This process originally emerged to avoid NTM confounding with notification of cases of Tuberculosis, but has facilitated awareness of the increasing incidence and changing epidemiology of NTM.(1) While initially not a public health priority, the notification process has facilitated research that has led to an appreciation of both public health and environmental health issues associated with these pathogens...
January 24, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081227/diagnostic-accuracy-of-genexpert-mtb-rif-assay-in-comparison-to-conventional-drug-susceptibility-testing-method-for-the-diagnosis-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
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Pratikshya Pandey, Narayan Dutt Pant, Komal Raj Rijal, Bhawana Shrestha, Sirita Kattel, Megha Raj Banjara, Bhagwan Maharjan, Rajendra Kc
Xpert MTB/RIF assay is regarded as a great achievement of modern medicine for the rapid diagnosis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The main purpose of this study was to determine the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF assay compared to conventional drug susceptibility testing (DST) method for the diagnosis of MDR-TB. A comparative cross sectional study was carried out at German-Nepal Tuberculosis Project, Kathmandu, Nepal, from April 2014 to September 2014. A total of 88 culture positive clinical samples (83 pulmonary and 5 extra-pulmonary) received during the study period were analyzed for detection of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis by both GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay and conventional DST method...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077517/two-phase-hospital-associated-outbreak-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-investigation-and-mitigation
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Arthur W Baker, Sarah S Lewis, Barbara D Alexander, Luke F Chen, Richard J Wallace, Barbara A Brown-Elliott, Pamela J Isaacs, Lisa C Pickett, Chetan B Patel, Peter K Smith, John M Reynolds, Jill Engel, Cameron R Wolfe, Carmelo A Milano, Jacob N Schroder, Robert D Davis, Matthew G Hartwig, Jason E Stout, Nancy Strittholt, Eileen K Maziarz, Jennifer Horan Saullo, Kevin C Hazen, Richard J Walczak, Ravikiran Vasireddy, Sruthi Vasireddy, Celeste M McKnight, Deverick J Anderson, Daniel J Sexton
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) commonly colonize municipal water and cause healthcare-associated outbreaks. We investigated a biphasic outbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus at a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: Case patients had recent hospital exposure and laboratory-confirmed colonization or infection with M. abscessus from January 2013 through December 2015. We conducted a multidisciplinary epidemiologic, field, and laboratory investigation. RESULTS: The incidence rate of M...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076350/emergence-of-rare-species-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-as-potential-pathogens-in-saudi-arabian-clinical-setting
#16
Bright Varghese, Mushira Enani, Mohammed Shoukri, Sahar AlThawadi, Sameera AlJohani, Sahal Al-Hajoj
BACKGROUND: Clinical relevance of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is increasing worldwide including in Saudi Arabia. A high species diversity of NTM's has been noticed in a recent study. However, the identification in diagnostic laboratories is mostly limited to common species. The impact of NTM species diversity on clinical outcome is so far neglected in most of the clinical settings. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: During April 2014 to September 2015, a nationwide collection of suspected NTM clinical isolates with clinical and demographical data were carried out...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063416/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-single-center-experience-in-south-korea
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Doo-Ho Lim, Yong-Gil Kim, Tae Sun Shim, Kyung-Wook Jo, Byeongzu Ghang, Soo Min Ahn, Seokchan Hong, Chang-Keun Lee, Bin Yoo
Background/Aims: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection has been increasing worldwide in both general population and immunocompromised patients, which has also been reported in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. This study aimed to identify the incidence and clinical characteristics of NTM infection in RA patients living in tuberculosis (TB) infection endemic area. Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of NTM infection cases in our RA registry at a tertiary referral center from January 1995 to December 2013...
January 6, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061885/diagnostic-yield-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-patients-booked-for-endoscopy-at-the-university-teaching-hospital-lusaka
#18
Gershom Chongwe, Charles Michelo, Paul Kelly
BACKGROUND: The intestinal carriage of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is associated with disease, especially in severely immunocompromised individuals. These organisms, although often considered contaminants, have been known to cause various types of illnesses. We aimed to determine the prevalence of and associated factors for NTM among patients booked for colonoscopy at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka. METHODS: We randomly recruited 97 patients attending routine endoscopy procedures between November 2012 and October 2013 and after consent, administered a structured questionnaire...
January 7, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045086/comparative-genome-analyses-of-mycobacterium-avium-reveal-genomic-features-of-its-subspecies-and-strains-that-cause-progression-of-pulmonary-disease
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Kei-Ichi Uchiya, Shuta Tomida, Taku Nakagawa, Shoki Asahi, Toshiaki Nikai, Kenji Ogawa
Pulmonary disease caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is increasing worldwide. Mycobacterium avium is the most clinically significant NTM species in humans and animals, and comprises four subspecies: M. avium subsp. avium (MAA), M. avium subsp. silvaticum (MAS), M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), and M. avium subsp. hominissuis (MAH). To improve our understanding of the genetic landscape and diversity of M. avium and its role in disease, we performed a comparative genome analysis of 79 M. avium strains...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043562/identification-of-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-from-patients-in-tehran
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Ali Mirzapour, Ali Nazari Alam, Saeed Z Bostanabadi, Abdolrazagh H Shahraki, Soltan A Ebrahimi, Masoud Yousefi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The genus Mycobacterium contains over 140 species comprises pathogenic and nonpathogenic strains. Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) causing clinical disease have become increasingly common and more diverse. Widespread features of NTM infection can make the diagnosis difficult. Precise species-level detection can aid in distinguishing environmental contamination from actual infection and, furthermore, can assist in making a choice of antimicrobial therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Mycolic acids extracted from saponified mycobacterial cells were examined by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) in addition to phenotypic tests for the identification of 20 clinical isolates of mycobacteria at Masoud Laboratory during 2014-2015...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
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