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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142397/chemical-composition-antimicrobial-and-antitumor-potentiality-of-essential-oil-of-ferula-tingitana-l-apiaceae-grow-in-libya
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Waleed Elghwaji, Abeer Mohamed El-Sayed, Kadriya S El-Deeb, Aly M ElSayed
Background: Ferula tingitana L. (Apiaceae) has been considered to have abortive and menstruation-inducing properties. It used to treat sore throat, fever, indigestion, and pains. Objectives: The objective of this study is to establish the chemical composition of the essential oil of flower, leaves of F. tingitana, and to throw light on antimicrobial, cytotoxic activities of Libyan plant. Materials and Methods: The chemical composition of the essential oil of flower (0...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136127/risk-of-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-in-relation-to-chlamydia-and-gonorrhea-testing-repeat-testing-and-positivity-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Joanne Reekie, Basil Donovan, Rebecca Guy, Jane S Hocking, John M Kaldor, Donna B Mak, Sallie Pearson, David Preen, Louise Stewart, James Ward, Bette Liu
Background: There is uncertainty around whether the risks of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) differ following Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea) infection. We quantified the risk of PID associated with chlamydia and gonorrhea infection and subsequent repeat infections in a whole-population cohort. Methods: A cohort of 315123 Western Australian women, born during 1974-1995, was probabilistically linked to chlamydia and gonorrhea testing records and to hospitalizations and emergency department presentations for PID from 2002 to 2013...
November 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133523/sampling-technique-and-detection-rates-of-oropharyngeal-and-anorectal-gonorrhoea-using-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Tim Z T Yang, Marcus Y Chen, Tim R H Read, Robert Needleman, Catriona S Bradshaw, Ria Fortune, Christopher K Fairley, Eric P F Chow
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to examine the associations between clinicians' self-reported sampling technique and the detection rate of gonorrhoea at the oropharynx and anorectum using a highly sensitive nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT). METHODS: We analysed oropharyngeal and anorectal gonorrhoea swab results among men who have sex with men attending the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre (MSHC) between March 2015 and December 2016. Swabs were tested by NAAT using the Aptima Combo 2 transcription-mediated amplification assay due to its high sensitivity...
November 13, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131864/comparison-of-histone-like-hu-protein-dna-binding-properties-and-hu-ihf-protein-sequence-alignment
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Dmitri Kamashev, Yulia Agapova, Sergey Rastorguev, Anna A Talyzina, Konstantin M Boyko, Dmitry A Korzhenevskiy, Anna Vlaskina, Raif Vasilov, Vladimir I Timofeev, Tatiana V Rakitina
BACKGROUND: The structure and function of bacterial nucleoid are controlled by histone-like proteins of HU/IHF family, omnipresent in bacteria and also founding archaea and some eukaryotes.HU protein binds dsDNA without sequence specificity and avidly binds DNA structures with propensity to be inclined such as forks, three/four-way junctions, nicks, overhangs and DNA bulges. Sequence comparison of thousands of known histone-like proteins from diverse bacteria phyla reveals relation between HU/IHF sequence, DNA-binding properties and other protein features...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131780/ceftriaxone-resistant-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-canada-2017
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Brigitte Lefebvre, Irene Martin, Walter Demczuk, Lucie Deshaies, Stéphanie Michaud, Annie-Claude Labbé, Marie-Claude Beaudoin, Jean Longtin
We identified a ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae isolate in a patient in Canada. This isolate carried the penA-60 allele, which differs substantially from its closest relative, mosaic penA XXVII (80% nucleotide identity). Epidemiologic and genomic data suggest spread from Asia. Antimicrobial susceptibility surveillance helps prevent spread of highly resistant N. gonorrhoeae strains.
February 15, 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126282/comment-on-high-levels-of-susceptibility-to-new-and-older-antibiotics-in-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-isolates-from-saskatchewan-2003-15-time-to-consider-point-of-care-or-molecular-testing-for-precision-treatment
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Benjamin Davido, Aurelien Dinh, Morgan Matt, Olivia Senard, Laurene Deconinck, Frederique Bouchand, Jerome Salomon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124540/oligonucleotide-microchip-for-the-identification-of-infectious-agents-of-reproductive-system-with-simultaneous-analysis-of-determinants-of-resistance-to-antimicrobial-substances
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A T Leinsoo, B L Shaskol'skii, E I Dement'eva, D A Gryadunov, A A Kubanov, A V Chestkov, O A Obraztsova, M V Shpilevaya, D G Deryabin
We developed a multiplexed DNA microarray-based assay allowing identification of 12 causative agents of reproductive tract infections with the simultaneous detection of 47 genetic determinants of resistance to antimicrobial substances. The microarray was tested on 93 isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae, 32 isolates of Treponema pallidum and 29 samples of Ureaplasma spp./Mycoplasma spp. The N. gonorrhoeae isolates had multiple mutations in the penA, ponA, rpsJ, gyrA, parC, and mtrR genes; their prognostic value significantly increased when combinations of mutations were detected...
November 10, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102589/gonococcal-arthritis-and-c2-deficiency
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Diego Benavent Núñez, Carolina Tornero Marín, Gema Bonilla Hernán, Adela García Perea, Alejandro Balsa Criado, Alicia Rico Nieto
Disseminated gonococcal infection is a rare presentation of the sexually transmitted pathogen, Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Here, we report the case of a 64-year-old woman with disseminated gonococcal infection, which started with symptoms of oligoarthritis and malaise. Neisseria gonorrhoeae was identified in the carpal synovial fluid. The follow-up study revealed an absence of total hemolytic complement and complement C2 was not detected. Being relatively common, C2 deficiency has been associated with disseminated gonococcal infection in a few cases...
November 1, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100864/sustained-simultaneous-delivery-of-metronidazole-and-doxycycline-from-polycaprolactone-matrices-designed-for-intravaginal-treatment-of-pelvic-inflammatory-disease
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Meenakshi Pathak, Allan G A Coombes, BoMi Ryu, Peter J Cabot, Mark S Turner, Cheryn Palmer, Dongjie Wang, Kathryn J Steadman
Poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL) intra-vaginal matrices were produced for local delivery of a combination of antibacterials, by rapidly cooling a mixture of drug powders dispersed in PCL solution. Matrices loaded with different combinations of metronidazole (10, 15 and 20% w/w) and doxycycline (10% w/w), were evaluated in vitro for release behavior and antibacterial activity. Rapid 'burst release' of 8-15% of the doxycycline content and 31-37% of the metronidazole content occurred within 24 h when matrices were immersed in simulated vaginal fluid (SVF) at 37°C...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097418/prevalence-and-treatment-outcomes-of-routine-chlamydia-trachomatis-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-trichomonas-vaginalis-testing-during-antenatal-care-gaborone-botswana
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Adriane Wynn, Doreen Ramogola-Masire, Ponatshego Gaolebale, Neo Moshashane, Ontiretse Sickboy, Sofia Duque, Elizabeth Williams, Klara Doherty, Jeffrey D Klausner, Chelsea Morroni
OBJECTIVES: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) are curable, mostly asymptomatic, STIs that cause adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes. Most countries do not test for those infections during antenatal care. We implemented a CT, NG and TV testing and treatment programme in an antenatal clinic in Gaborone, Botswana. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study in the antenatal clinic at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana...
November 2, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092042/expanding-the-potential-of-nai-107-for-treating-serious-eskape-pathogens-synergistic-combinations-against-gram-negatives-and-bactericidal-activity-against-non-dividing-cells
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Cristina Brunati, Thomas T Thomsen, Eleonora Gaspari, Sonia Maffioli, Margherita Sosio, Daniela Jabes, Anders Løbner-Olesen, Stefano Donadio
Objectives: To characterize NAI-107 and related lantibiotics for their in vitro activity against Gram-negative pathogens, alone or in combination with polymyxin, and against non-dividing cells or biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus. NAI-107 was also evaluated for its propensity to select or induce self-resistance in Gram-positive bacteria. Methods: We used MIC determinations and chequerboard experiments to establish the antibacterial activity of the examined compounds against target microorganisms...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074030/reliable-rapid-assay-for-gonorrhea-and-chlamydia-in%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-emergency-department
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Sean P Wilson, Taher Vohra, Jared Goldberg, Christopher Price, Sean Calo, Meredith Mahan, Joseph Miller
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) are common sexually transmitted infections seen in the emergency department (ED). Due to an inability to reliably make accurate diagnosis by physical examination, concern for unreliable follow-up, and current delays in diagnostic nucleic acid amplification testing (NAAT), presumptive treatment active against CT and NG, as described by Centers for Disease Control clinical practice guidelines, is often performed. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether a rapid, urine NAAT performed in the ED is noninferior in its diagnostic sensitivity compared with a traditional, swab NAAT assay...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067905/multidrug-resistant-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-infection-with-ceftriaxone-resistance-and-intermediate-resistance-to-azithromycin-denmark-2017
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David Terkelsen, Jacob Tolstrup, Camilla Hundahl Johnsen, Ole Lund, Helle Kiellberg Larsen, Peder Worning, Magnus Unemo, Henrik Westh
We describe a multidrug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection with ceftriaxone resistance and azithromycin intermediate resistance in a heterosexual man in Denmark, 2017. Whole genome sequencing of the strain GK124 identified MSLT ST1903, NG-MAST ST1614 and all relevant resistance determinants including similar penA resistance mutations previously described in ceftriaxone-resistant gonococcal strains. Although treatment with ceftriaxone 0.5 g plus azithromycin 2 g was successful, increased awareness of spread of gonococcal strains threatening the recommended dual therapy is crucial...
October 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066628/treatment-of-chlamydia-and-gonorrhoea-compliance-with-treatment-guidelines-and-factors-associated-with-non-compliant-prescribing-findings-form-a-cross-sectional-study
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Anna Tisler-Sala, Sven-Erik Ojavee, Anneli Uusküla
OBJECTIVES: Proper antibiotic treatment of STI reduces transmission, antimicrobial resistance and serious disease complications. In this study, we assessed compliance with STI treatment guidelines for genital gonorrhoea and chlamydia infections in Estonia. METHODS: Prescription data from the Estonian Health Insurance Fund on 7556 treatment episodes of 6499 patients treated for gonorrhoea or chlamydia during 2012-2014 were analysed to assess compliance with the guidelines and factors associated with it...
October 24, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066627/detection-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-and-chlamydia-trachomatis-from-pooled-rectal-pharyngeal-and-urine-specimens-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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David John Speers, I-Ly Joanna Chua, Justin Manuel, Lewis Marshall
OBJECTIVES: Screening of men who have sex with men (MSM) for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) requires sampling from anorectal and pharyngeal sites in addition to urogenital sampling. Due to the cost of testing multiple anatomical sites individually testing of pooled specimens has potential merit. The Cepheid GeneXpert CT/NG assay (GeneXpert), which also has potential for point-of-care nucleic acid testing in the sexual health clinic, has not been assessed for pooled specimen testing...
October 24, 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061335/research-investments-for-uk-infectious-disease-research-1997-2013-a-systematic-analysis-of-awards-to-uk-institutions-alongside-national-burden-of-disease
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Michael G Head, Rebecca J Brown, Stuart C Clarke
INTRODUCTION: Infectious disease remains a significant burden in the UK and the focus of significant amounts of research investment each year. The Research Investments in Global Health study has systematically assessed levels of funding for infection research, and here considers investment alongside UK burden of individual infectious diseases. METHODS: The study included awards to UK institutions between 1997 and 2013 that were related to infectious disease. Awards related to global health projects were excluded here...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059032/rapid-testing-and-treatment-for-sexually-transmitted-infections-improve-patient-care-and-yield-public-health-benefits
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Gary G Whitlock, Daniel C Gibbons, Nick Longford, Michael J Harvey, Alan McOwan, Elisabeth J Adams
A service evaluation of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) testing and result notification in patients attending a rapid testing service (Dean Street Express [DSE]) compared with those attending an existing 'standard' sexual health clinic (56 Dean Street [56DS]), and modelling the impact of the new service from 1 June 2014 to 31 May 2015. PRIMARY OUTCOME: time from patients' sample collection to notification of test results at DSE compared with 56DS. Secondary outcomes estimated using a model: number of transmissions prevented and the number of new partner visits avoided and associated cost savings achieved due to rapid testing at DSE...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058643/the-sibling-srnas-ngncr_162-and-ngncr_163-of-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-participate-in-the-expression-control-of-metabolic-transport-and-regulatory-proteins
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Susanne Bauer, Jonas Helmreich, Marie Zachary, Marc Kaethner, Elisabeth Heinrichs, Thomas Rudel, Dagmar Beier
Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the causative agent of gonorrhoea, the second most common bacterial sexually transmitted disease. Riboregulation mediated by small regulatory RNAs (sRNAs) is increasingly recognized as an important means of gene expression control in this human-restricted pathogen. sRNAs act at the post-transcriptional level by base-pairing with their target mRNAs which affects translation initiation and/or mRNA stability. In this study we initiated the characterization of a pair of highly conserved sRNAs of N...
October 23, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053737/screening-for-hiv-hepatitis-b-and-syphilis-on-dried-blood-spots-a-promising-method-to-better-reach-hidden-high-risk-populations-with-self-collected-sampling
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Inge H M van Loo, Nicole H T M Dukers-Muijrers, Rosalie Heuts, Marianne A B van der Sande, Christian J P A Hoebe
INTRODUCTION: Many people at high risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), e.g., men who have sex with men (MSM), are not optimally reached by current sexual health care systems with testing. To facilitate testing by home-based sampling or sampling in outreach setting we evaluated dried blood spots (DBS), a method for self-collected blood sampling for serological screening of HIV, hepatitis B (HBV) and syphilis. The aims of this study were to assess the acceptability and feasibility of self-collected DBS and to compare the test results for screening of HIV, HBV and syphilis from DBS with blood drawn by venous puncture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048985/commentary-impact-of-meningococcal-group-b-omv-vaccines-beyond-their-brief
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Helen Petousis-Harris
Meningococcal group B outer membrane vesicle vaccines have been used widely in Cuba, New Zealand, and Brazil. They are immunogenic and initially assessed largely by their ability to induce serum bactericidal activity. Measures of efficacy indicate good protection against homologous strains in older children and adults. Effectiveness appears broader than predicted by immunogenicity and efficacy studies. The recent discovery that meningococcal group B OMVs may protect against the related Neisseria species N.gonorrhoeae suggests more to these interesting antigen collections than meets the eye...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
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