Read by QxMD icon Read


Yizhi Song, Anne-Kristin Kaster, John Vollmers, Yanqing Song, Paul A Davison, Martinique Frentrup, Gail M Preston, Ian P Thompson, J Colin Murrell, Huabing Yin, C Neil Hunter, Wei E Huang
Cell sorting coupled with single-cell genomics is a powerful tool to circumvent cultivation of microorganisms and reveal microbial 'dark matter'. Single-cell Raman spectra (SCRSs) are label-free biochemical 'fingerprints' of individual cells, which can link the sorted cells to their phenotypic information and ecological functions. We employed a novel Raman-activated cell ejection (RACE) approach to sort single bacterial cells from a water sample in the Red Sea based on SCRS. Carotenoids are highly diverse pigments and play an important role in phototrophic bacteria, giving strong and distinctive Raman spectra...
October 17, 2016: Microbial Biotechnology
A Minoza, J Zecler, C Miossec, D Quist, S Pierre-François, C Deligny, S Simon, C Aznar, N Desbois
Between the 24th of June and the 6th of July 2005, nine men came to Fort-de-France emergency department (Martinique, French West Indies) with more or less pronounced pulmonary symptoms associated in two cases with skin lesions. Three weeks before these nine men performed work in a deserted house. The diagnosis of histoplasmosis was based on pulmonary sample mycological analysis (direct examination and culture), molecular biology and serological tests. Interrogatory and environmental investigations on the presumed place of exposition to H...
October 7, 2016: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
Pauline Della Rossa, Magalie Jannoyer, Charles Mottes, Joanne Plet, Abderazak Bazizi, Luc Arnaud, Alexandra Jestin, Thierry Woignier, Jean-Marie Gaude, Philippe Cattan
Persistent organic pollutants like organochlorine pesticides continue to contaminate large areas worldwide raising questions concerning their management. We designed and tested a method to link soil and water pollution in the watershed of the Galion River in Martinique. We first estimated the risk of soil contamination by chlordecone by referring to past use of land for banana cultivation and took 27 soil samples. We then sampled surface waters at 39 points and groundwater at 16 points. We tested three hypotheses linked to the source of chlordecone pollution at the watershed scale: (i) soils close to the river, (ii) soils close to the sampling point, (iii) throughout the sub-watershed generated at the sampling point...
September 30, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
Charles Mesnard, Laurence Beral, Rabih Hage, Harold Merle, Selim Farès, Thierry David
PURPOSE: To report a case series of post-phacoemulsification endophthalmitis despite antibiotic prophylaxis with an intracameral injection of a licensed cefuroxime formulation (Aprokam). SETTING: University Hospitals of Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, and Fort-de-France, Martinique, French West Indies. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Patients who had cataract surgery with licensed cefuroxime prophylaxis between March 1, 2013, and July 31, 2015, and developed endophthalmitis were included...
September 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
D Resiere
Martinique was accepted as an associate member by the Council of Ministers of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean State since February 2015. This membership constitutes a major asset in bringing Martiniquais closer to the other Caribbean populations and should play a key role as it relates to regional cooperation especially in the domain of healthcare. Martinique and several Caribbean countries share common health issues such as; dengue, chikungunya virus, Zika Virus leptospirosis, snakebite, severe cardiovascular diseases (CVD), HTLV-1, sickle cell diseases and so on...
August 1, 2016: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
E Jolivet, C Plavonil, M Sainte-Rose, B Schaub
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to evaluate the screening for trisomy 21 (T21) between 2011 and 2013 on Martinique French West Indies after the decree of 23 June 2009. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Were used the prenatal data provided by accredited laboratories and the data from the Registry of Congenital French West Indies (REMALAN). RESULTS: A total of 85.9 % of patients underwent screening: 60.5 % on a combined calculation of risk (CRC), 14...
September 29, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
Justine Klingelschmidt, Marie-Claire Parriault, Astrid Van Melle, Célia Basurko, Barbara Gontier, André Cabié, Bruno Hoen, Marie-Thérèse Sow, Mathieu Nacher
The French Antilles (Martinique, Saint Martin and Guadeloupe) and French Guiana are the French territories most affected by the HIV epidemic. Some population groups such as men who have sex with men (MSM), especially those involved in transactional sex, are thought to be particularly vulnerable to HIV but few data exist to help characterize their health-related needs and thus implement relevant prevention interventions. To fill this knowledge gap, we used data collected from an HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviours and Practices survey conducted in 2012 among MSM living in the French Antilles and French Guiana and recruited through snowball sampling...
October 2, 2016: AIDS Care
Julien Joux, Marion Boulanger, Severine Jeannin, Nicolas Chausson, Jean-Luc Hennequin, Vincent Molinié, Didier Smadja, Emmanuel Touzé, Stephane Olindo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Carotid bulb diaphragm (CBD) has been described in young carotid ischemic stroke (CIS) patients, especially in blacks. However, the prevalence of CBD in CIS patients is unknown, and whether CBD is a risk factor for CIS remains unclear. We assessed the association between CBD and incident CIS in a population-based study. METHODS: We selected all young (<55 years) CIS patients from a 1-year population-based cohort study in the Afro-Caribbean population of Martinique in 2012...
October 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Adèle Silbande, Sandra Adenet, Juliette Smith-Ravin, Jean-Jacques Joffraud, Katia Rochefort, Françoise Leroi
Metagenomic, microbial, chemical and sensory analyses of Thunnus albacares from Martinique stored in ice (AIR - 0 °C), vacuum (VP - 4/8 °C) and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP - 4/8 °C) (70% CO2 - 30% O2) were carried out. The organoleptic rejection of AIR tuna was observed at day 13 when total bacterial counts equaled 10(6)-10(7) CFU g(-1). No extension of shelf-life was provided by VP and MAP. According to 16S rRNA gene sequence analyzed by Illumina MiSeq and PCR-TTGE, Rhodanobacter terrae was the main species of the freshly caught tuna...
December 2016: Food Microbiology
Albert Jean-Charles, Harold Merle, Isabelle Audo, Catherine Desoudin, Béatrice Bocquet, Corinne Baudoin, Moro Sidibe, Martine Mauget-Faÿsse, Benjamin Wolff, Agnès Fichard, Guy Lenaers, José-Alain Sahel, Alain Gaudric, Salomon Yves Cohen, Christian P Hamel, Isabelle Meunier
PURPOSE: To reappraise the autosomal dominant Martinique crinkled retinal pigment epitheliopathy (MCRPE) in light of the knowledge of its associated mutated gene mitogen-activated protein kinase-activated protein kinase 3 (MAPKAPK3), an actor in the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. DESIGN: Clinical and molecular study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 45 patients from 3 generations belonging to a family originating from Martinique with an autosomal dominant MCRPE were examined...
October 2016: Ophthalmology
Elise Daudens-Vaysse, Martine Ledrans, Noellie Gay, Vanessa Ardillon, Sylvie Cassadou, Fatiha Najioullah, Isabelle Leparc-Goffart, Dominique Rousset, Cécile Herrmann, Raymond Cesaire, Marianne Maquart, Olivier Flusin, Séverine Matheus, Patricia Huc-Anaïs, Josiane Jaubert, Anne Criquet-Hayot, Bruno Hoen, Felix Djossou, Corinne Locatelli-Jouans, Alain Blateau, Anne-Marie McKenzie, Mathilde Melin, Patrick Saint-Martin, Frédérique Dorléans, Claudine Suivant, Luisiane Carvalho, Marion Petit-Sinturel, Audrey Andrieu, Harold Noël, Alexandra Septfons, Anne Gallay, Marie-Claire Paty, Laurent Filleul, André Cabié
Following of the emergence of Zika virus in Brazil in 2015, an epidemiological surveillance system was quickly implemented in the French overseas Territories of America (FTA) according to previous experience with dengue and chikungunya and has detected first cases of Zika. General practitioners and medical microbiologists were invited to report all clinically suspected cases of Zika, laboratory investigations were systematically conducted (RT-PCR). On 18 December, the first autochthonous case of Zika virus infection was confirmed by RT-PCR on French Guiana and Martinique, indicating introduction of Zika virus in FTA...
July 14, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
Martinique Sparks, Ben Coetzee, Tim J Gabbett
The aim of this study was to use individualized intensity zones to compare the external (velocity and Player Load, PL) and internal loads (heart rate, HR) of a cohort of university-level soccer players. Thirteen soccer players completed a 40 m maximum speed test and the Yo-Yo Intermittent Recovery Test 1 (Yo-Yo IR1) to determine individualized velocity and HR thresholds. HR values and global positioning system (GPS) data of each player were recorded during five league matches. A large (r = 0.46; p ≤0.01) correlation was found between time spent in the low-intensity (LI) velocity zone (LIVZ) and the LI HR zone...
July 7, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Xiaoli Tong, Zhaohong Wang, Majid Mirab-Balou
Two new species of the genus Asprothrips Crawford, A. bucerus sp. n. and A. punctulosus sp. n. are described and illustrated from China. A. bimaculatus Michel & Ryckewaert, previously known only from Martinique in the French West Indies and Malaysia, is newly recorded from mainland China and Taiwan, along with the first descriptive notes of the male, and the record from China of A. fuscipennis Kudô is considered a misidentification of A. bucerus sp. n. The generic diagnosis of Asprothrips is briefly summarized and an updated key to world species of the genus is also presented...
2016: Zootaxa
Camille Fourcade, Jean-Michel Mansuy, Marine Dutertre, Marie Delpech, Bruno Marchou, Pierre Delobel, Jacques Izopet, Guillaume Martin-Blondel
While the rapid spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) in South America has been declared a public health emergency few data are available on the kinetics of the virus load and the specific antibodies in individual patients. This report describes the kinetics of ZIKV decay in the body compartments and the kinetics of anti ZIKV IgG and IgM of two people returning from Martinique, French West Indies. ZIKV remained detectable in the plasma for roughly 2 weeks indicating that mosquito control measures should be prolonged accordingly...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
Christian Therrien, Guillaume Jourdan, Kimberly Holloway, Cécile Tremblay, Michael A Drebot
This is the first Canadian case of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection reported in a traveller returning from the Caribbean. Following multiple mosquito bites in Martinique Island in January 2014, the patient presented with high fever, headaches, arthralgia on both hands and feet, and a rash on the trunk upon his return to Canada. Initial serological testing for dengue virus infection was negative. Support therapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs was administered. The symptoms gradually improved 4 weeks after onset with residual arthralgia and morning joint stiffness...
2016: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
M D Benjamin, E Jolivet, N Desbois, J Pignol, S Ketterer-Martinon, L Pierre-Louis, O Flechelles
Fungal colonization is a common occurrence in preterm neonates. Our objective was to describe the profile and characteristics of fungal colonization in preterm infants admitted to the Martinique NICU. From March 2012 to January 2013, an epidemiological prospective cohort study was conducted with 57 very low-birth-weight infants. Cutaneous, rectal, gastric, respiratory, and urinary swabs were collected on admission, then every week for 4 weeks. The prevalence of fungal colonization was 68% (39/57): 46% by Malassezia species, 28% by Candida parapsilosis, 19% by C...
September 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
José Fernando Cantillo, Leonardo Puerta, Sylvie Lafosse-Marin, Jose Luis Subiza, Luis Caraballo, Enrique Fernández-Caldas
BACKGROUND: The mosquito Aedes aegypti is a potential source of important clinically relevant allergens. However, the allergenicity and cross-reactivity of most of these has not been fully described. METHODS: Natural wild-type mosquito tropomyosin was purified by size exclusion and anionic-exchange chromatography from an A. aegypti extract. Further characterization was accomplished by MALDI-TOF/TOF. Two recombinant variants of tropomyosin were obtained by expression in Escherichia coli...
2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Rama Adiga
ZIKV infection has become a global threat spreading across 31 countries in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. However, little information is available about the molecular epidemiology of ZIKV. Shared mutation of a threonine residue to alanine at the same position in the C terminal of NS5 sequences was observed in sequences from Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and Martinique. The sequences in the phylogenetic tree fell within the same cluster. Based on shared mutation the presence of a Latin American genotype was proposed...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
Fang-Zhen Teng, Yan Hu, Catherine Chauvel
Incorporation of subducted slab in arc volcanism plays an important role in producing the geochemical and isotopic variations in arc lavas. The mechanism and process by which the slab materials are incorporated, however, are still uncertain. Here, we report, to our knowledge, the first set of Mg isotopic data for a suite of arc lava samples from Martinique Island in the Lesser Antilles arc, which displays one of the most extreme geochemical and isotopic ranges, although the origin of this variability is still highly debated...
June 28, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
G Piorkowski, P Richard, C Baronti, P Gallian, R Charrel, I Leparc-Goffart, X de Lamballerie
Zika virus is an Aedes-borne Flavivirus causing fever, arthralgia, myalgia rash, associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome and suspected to induce microcephaly in the fetus. We report here the complete coding sequence of the first characterized Caribbean Zika virus strain, isolated from a patient from Martinique in December, 2015.
May 2016: New Microbes and New Infections
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"