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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088477/selected-scorpion-toxin-exposures-induce-cytokine-release-in-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells
#1
Gerardo Corzo, Gerardo Pavel Espino-Solis
A cytokine screening on human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) stimulated with selected scorpion toxins (ScTx's) was performed in order to evaluate their effect on human immune cells. The ScTx's chosen for this report were three typical buthid scorpion venom peptides, one with lethal effects on mammals Centruroides suffussus suffusus toxin II (CssII), another, with lethal effects on insects and crustaceans Centruroides noxius toxin 5 (Cn5), and one more without lethal effects Tityus discrepans toxin (Discrepin)...
January 11, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074660/optimizing-the-management-of-children-with-latent-tuberculosis-infection
#2
E Venturini, C Tersigni, E Chiappini, M de Martino, L Galli
The management of latent tuberculosis (LTBI) in children represents an important issue for paediatricians because of the disease burden, the lack of a gold standard for the diagnosis and the high annual risk of progression to active disease. Areas covered: A review of English language articles on LTBI in children, published between the 1(st) of January 2010 and the 1(st) of July 2016, was conducted using multiple keywords and standardized terminology in PubMed database. This review provides an updated overview of the available tests for LTBI diagnosis in children, management strategies and treatment options...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070206/qft-plus-a-plus-in-variability-evaluation-of-new-generation-igra-in-serial-testing-of-students-with-a-migration-background-in-germany
#3
J Knierer, E N Gallegos Morales, A Schablon, A Nienhaus, J F Kersten
BACKGROUND: Currently available Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) show a considerable variability in serial testing for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). This study offers first results for the new generation IGRA QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus) introduced in 2015 in comparison with its predecessor QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) from serial testing of students with a migration background at German universities. METHODS: Forty-one students were selected from a previous study...
2017: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058156/paradoxical-worsening-of-tubercular-serpiginous-like-choroiditis-after-initiation-of-antitubercular-therapy
#4
Ebru Esen, Selçuk Sızmaz, Zeynep Kunt, Nihal Demircan
In this study, a case with tubercular choroiditis showing severe macular edema and progression of choroidal lesions following initiation of antitubercular treatment is presented and the management of posterior uveitis associated with tuberculosis is evaluated. A 40-year-old female patient was admitted with decreased vision in her right eye and her fundoscopic examination revealed serpiginous choroiditis. It was learned from her medical history that she had taken antitubercular therapy 9 years ago. Mantoux tuberculin skin test showed an area of induration measuring 15 mm and a positive interferon-gamma release assay was documented...
August 2016: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052763/development-and-evaluation-of-a-diagnostic-cytokine-release-assay-for-mycobacterium-suricattae-infection-in-meerkats-suricata-suricatta
#5
Charlene Clarke, Stuart James Patterson, Julian Ashley Drewe, Paul David van Helden, Michele Ann Miller, Sven David Charles Parsons
BACKGROUND: Sensitive diagnostic tools are necessary for the detection of Mycobacterium suricattae infection in meerkats (Suricata suricatta) in order to more clearly understand the epidemiology of tuberculosis and the ecological consequences of the disease in this species. We therefore aimed to develop a cytokine release assay to measure antigen-specific cell-mediated immune responses of meerkats. RESULTS: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) were evaluated for the detection of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and IFN-γ inducible protein 10 (IP-10) in meerkat plasma...
January 4, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043514/modulation-of-interferon-gamma-response-to-quantiferon-tb-plus-detected-by-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-in-patients-with-active-and-latent-tuberculosis-infection
#6
Elisa Petruccioli, Valentina Vanini, Teresa Chiacchio, Daniela M Cirillo, Fabrizio Palmieri, Giuseppe Ippolito, Delia Goletti
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Interferon (IFN)-γ-release assays (IGRAs) are designed for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) infection. The new IGRA called QuantiFERON-TB Plus (QFT-Plus) is based on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) detection of IFN-γ following Myobacterium tuberculosis-antigen stimulation with TB1 and TB2 antigens. TB1 elicits a cell-mediated immune response by CD4 T cells and TB2 elicits a response from both CD4 and CD8 T cells. Here, we characterized variations IFN-γ release detected by ELISA to QFT-IT and QFT-Plus in patients with active TB and latent TB infection (LTBI) at baseline and during or after specific treatment (follow-up)...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009090/tuberculosis-screening-using-igra-and-chest-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-a-retrospective-study
#7
Dongjuan Song, Jinlu Tong, Jiangchen Peng, Chenwen Cai, Xitao Xu, Mingming Zhu, Zhihua Ran, Qing Zheng
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and risk factors of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in Chinese patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is still poorly understood. Furthermore, the role of interferon gamma release assay (IGRA) test is controversial in serial testing. METHODS: We performed a single-center retrospective study in Shanghai and all the IBD patients who had been investigated for LTBI by T-SPOT.TB between December 2011 and January 2016 were enrolled in the study...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000585/ifn-%C3%AE-promoter-polymorphisms-do-not-affect-quantiferon%C3%A2-tb-gold-in-tube-test-results-in-a-canadian-population
#8
S Kiazyk, L Larcombe, C Lopez, S Matyas, C Mesa, P Orr, J Juno, J Waruk, M Sharma, T B Ball
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown polymorphisms within the interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) promoter influence cytokine expression. The interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) relies on the ability to produce IFN-γ in response to tuberculosis (TB) specific antigens. This study determined the relationship between the IFN-γ +874 A/T promoter polymorphism and the performance of the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test in an ethnically diverse Canadian population. METHODS: A total of 190 participants were categorised into three groups based on history of and exposure to TB: active TB (n = 55), TB exposed (n = 55) and presumably TB unexposed controls (n = 80)...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000584/utility-of-the-quantiferon%C3%A2-tb-gold-in-tube-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-moroccan-children
#9
S El Azbaoui, A Sabri, S Ouraini, A Hassani, A Asermouh, A Agadr, R Abilkassem, N Dini, M Kmari, A Akhaddar, Z Laktati, S Aieche, N El Hafidi, F Ben Brahim, A A Bousfiha, F Ailal, C Deswarte, E Schurr, L Amar, J Bustamante, S Boisson-Dupuis, J L Casanova, L Abel, J El Baghdadi
SETTING: The utility of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs), such as the QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test, in diagnosing active tuberculosis (TB) in children is unclear and depends on the epidemiological setting. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of QFT-GIT for TB diagnosis in children living in Morocco, an intermediate TB incidence country with high bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccination coverage. DESIGN: We prospectively recruited 109 Moroccan children hospitalised for clinically suspected TB, all of whom were tested using QFT-GIT...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988201/early-detection-of-toxoplasma-gondii-infection-by-using-a-interferon-gamma-release-assay-a-review
#10
REVIEW
Shima Mahmoudi, Setareh Mamishi, Xun Suo, Hossein Keshavarz
Antibody-based serological tests are currently the most common diagnostic methods for detection of Toxoplasma gondii; however, these tests bear several limitations. Recently, Interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA), a T-cell-based test, was introduced as an in vitro test for detection of T. gondii infection. Few studies have investigated the potential role of cell immunity in diagnosis of toxoplasmosis. IGRA accurately distinguished infected from uninfected individuals, showing strong lymphocyte activation after in vitro stimulation with T...
December 14, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986673/diabetes-mellitus-and-latent-tuberculosis-infection-a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Meng-Rui Lee, Ya-Ping Huang, Yu-Ting Kuo, Chen-Hao Luo, Yun-Ju Shih, Chin-Chung Shu, Jann-Yuan Wang, Jen-Chung Ko, Chong-Jen Yu, Hsien-Ho Lin
BACKGROUND: Despite the well-documented association between diabetes and active tuberculosis, evidence on the association between diabetes on latent tuberculosis infection remains limited and inconsistent. METHODS: We included observational studies that: 1) applied either the tuberculin skin test or the interferon gamma release assay for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection; and 2) provided adjusted effect estimate for the association between diabetes and latent tuberculosis infection...
December 16, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27972989/cost-effectiveness-of-interferon-gamma-release-assay-for-tuberculosis-screening-of-mental-patients-with-tobacco-smoking
#12
A Kowada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931341/ifn-promoter-polymorphisms-do-not-affect-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-test-results-in-a-canadian-population
#13
S Kiazyk, L Larcombe, C Lopez, S Matyas, C Mesa, P Orr, J Juno, J Waruk, M Sharma, T B Ball
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown polymorphisms within the interferon-gamma (IFN-) promoter influence cytokine expression. The interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) relies on the ability to produce IFN- in response to tuberculosis (TB) specific antigens. This study determined the relationship between the IFN- +874 A/T promoter polymorphism and the performance of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test in an ethnically diverse Canadian population. METHODS: A total of 190 participants were categorised into three groups based on history of and exposure to TB: active TB (n = 55), TB exposed (n = 55) and presumably TB unexposed controls (n = 80)...
December 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931340/utility-of-the-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-moroccan-children
#14
S El Azbaoui, A Sabri, S Ouraini, A Hassani, A Asermouh, A Agadr, R Abilkassem, N Dini, M Kmari, A Akhaddar, Z Laktati, S Aieche, N El Hafidi, F Ben Brahim, A A Bousfiha, F Ailal, C Deswarte, E Schurr, L Amar, J Bustamante, S Boisson-Dupuis, J L Casanova, L Abel, J El Baghdadi
SETTING: The utility of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs), such as the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test, in diagnosing active tuberculosis (TB) in children is unclear and depends on the epidemiological setting. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of QFT-GIT for TB diagnosis in children living in Morocco, an intermediate TB incidence country with high bacille Calmette-Gurin vaccination coverage. DESIGN: We prospectively recruited 109 Moroccan children hospitalised for clinically suspected TB, all of whom were tested using QFT-GIT...
December 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931054/-tb-screening-of-pregnant-women-in-accordance-with-the-german-protection-against-infection-act
#15
(no author information available yet)
Pregnant women should be tested with immune tests for tuberculosis when they undergo TB screening according to the German Infectious Diseases Protection Act. Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) should be the priority tests used for pregnant refugees and asylum seekers, especially when migrating from high incidence countries (> 20 cases/100.000 population according to the ECDC) or when they fled from crisis regions; positive tuberculin skin tests should be veryfied with IGRA. Once immunological tests are suggesting a latent tuberculosis infection it should be considered that pregnant women have an increased risk of developing active tuberculosis with potential health threats for the unborn child...
December 2016: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887611/the-performance-of-interferon-gamma-release-assay-in-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-diseases-a-retrospective-study-in-china
#16
Mao-Shui Wang, Jun-Li Wang, Xin-Feng Wang
BACKGROUND: The interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) is more specific than the tuberculin skin test to discriminate between tuberculosis (TB) and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) diseases. Here we performed a retrospective study to evaluate the performance of the T-SPOT.TB in patients with NTM diseases. METHODS: Between March, 2013 and Nov, 2015, a total of 58 patients with NTM diseases had a T-SPOT.TB performed were enrolled, 30 patients had definite NTM diseases, 28 had probable diseases...
November 25, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871783/human-dental-pulp-stem-cells-suppress-alloantigen-induced-immunity-by-stimulating-t-cells-to-release-transforming-growth-factor-beta
#17
Kyu Hwan Kwack, Jung Min Lee, Sang Hyuk Park, Hyeon Woo Lee
INTRODUCTION: Human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) are ideal candidates for regenerating damaged dental tissue. To examine the possibility that hDPSCs may be used to regenerate pulp, we tested their in vitro effects on acute allogeneic immune responses. METHODS: A peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) proliferation assay and immunoglobulin (Ig) production assay were performed to evaluate the immunosuppressive properties of hDPSCs. RESULTS: The mixed lymphocyte reaction was suppressed by incubation with hDPSCs...
January 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855476/-tuberculosis-contact-investigation-eight-years-of-experience-with-the-quantiferon-tb%C3%A2-gold-in-tube-in-lower-saxony-germany
#18
M Scharlach, K Brakensiek
Since the beginning of the 21(st) century, beside tuberculin skin tests (TST) and chest X-rays, interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) have become available for diagnosing latent tuberculosis infection. In 2006, the Governmental Institute of Public Health of Lower Saxony (NLGA) established the IGRA in its laboratory, using the QuantiFERON-TB(®)Gold In-Tube (QFT). A cohort of 19 309 contact persons who were investigated during contact tracing by local public health departments (LPHD) was analyzed. Within 3 years, 75% of LPHDs in Lower Saxony established the QFT for tuberculosis contact tracing...
November 17, 2016: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822960/limited-usefulness-of-the-interferon-gamma-release-assay-in-patients-with-hiv-infections-and-negative-tuberculin-skin-test-results-in-a-country-with-an-intermediate-tuberculosis-burden
#19
Min Jae Kim, Eun Young Nam, Kyoung Un Park, Pyeong Gyun Choe, Wan Beom Park, Kyoung-Ho Song, Eu Suk Kim, Hong Bin Kim, Myoung-Don Oh, Nam Joong Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 8, 2016: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798883/influence-of-circulating-tumour-cells-on-production-of-il-1%C3%AE-il-1%C3%AE-and-il-12-in-sera-of-patients-with-primary-diagnosis-of-breast-cancer-before-treatment
#20
Theresa Vilsmaier, Brigitte Rack, Alexander König, Klaus Friese, Wolfgang Janni, Udo Jeschke, Tobias Weissenbacher
BACKGROUND: Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) have been found to be a prognostic marker for reduced disease-free survival (DFS), distant DFS, breast cancer-specific survival, and overall survival (OS) before the start of systemic treatment. Determination of CTCs with the CellSearch System (Veridex, Raritan, NJ, USA) is a valuable but time-consuming and costly method. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate cytokine profiles as a marker for CTC involvement. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients chosen for this study were defined as women with breast cancer who agreed to participate in the phase I SUCCESS study...
2016: Anticancer Research
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