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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817585/selecting-targets-for-the-diagnosis-of-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-an-integrative-approach-using-multi-omic-and-immunoinformatics-data
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Gardenia B F Carvalho, Daniela M Resende, Liliane M V Siqueira, Marcelo D Lopes, Débora O Lopes, Paulo Marcos Z Coelho, Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho, Jeronimo C Ruiz, Cristina T Fonseca
In order to effectively control and monitor schistosomiasis, new diagnostic methods are essential. Taking advantage of computational approaches provided by immunoinformatics and considering the availability of Schistosoma mansoni predicted proteome information, candidate antigens of schistosomiasis were selected and used in immunodiagnosis tests based on Enzime-linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA). The computational selection strategy was based on signal peptide prediction; low similarity to human proteins; B- and T-cell epitope prediction; location and expression in different parasite life stages within definitive host...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813451/schistosoma-mansoni-reinfection-analysis-of-risk-factors-by-classification-and-regression-tree-cart-modeling
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Andréa Gazzinelli, Roberta Oliveira-Prado, Leonardo Ferreira Matoso, Bráulio M Veloso, Gisele Andrade, Helmut Kloos, Jeffrey M Bethony, Renato M Assunção, Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira
Praziquantel (PZQ) is an effective chemotherapy for schistosomiasis mansoni and a mainstay for its control and potential elimination. However, it does not prevent against reinfection, which can occur rapidly in areas with active transmission. A guide to ranking the risk factors for Schistosoma mansoni reinfection would greatly contribute to prioritizing resources and focusing prevention and control measures to prevent rapid reinfection. The objective of the current study was to explore the relationship among the socioeconomic, demographic, and epidemiological factors that can influence reinfection by S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803725/schistosomiasis-drugs-used-and-treatment-strategies
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REVIEW
Lidiany da Paixão Siqueira, Danilo Augusto Ferreira Fontesa, Cindy Siqueira Britto Aguilera, Taysa Renata Ribeiro Timoteo, Matheus Alves Angelos, Laysa Creusa Paes Barreto Barros Silva, Camila Gomes de Melo, Larissa Araújo Rolim, Rosali Maria Ferreira da Silva, Pedro José Rolim Neto
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect millions of people in different geographic regions, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. Currently NTDs are prevalent in 149 countries, seventeen of these neglected tropical parasitic diseases are classified as endemic. One of the most important of these diseases is schistosomiasis, also known as bilharzia, a disease caused by the genus Schistosoma. It presents several species, such as S. haematobium, S. japonicum and S. mansoni, the latter being responsible for parasitosis in Brazil...
August 10, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768535/developing-a-comprehensive-response-for-treatment-of-children-under-6%C3%A2-years-of-age-with-schistosomiasis-research-and-development-of-a-pediatric-formulation-of-praziquantel
#4
Jutta Reinhard-Rupp, Katharina Klohe
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by blood flukes. The disease is caused by an inflammatory reaction to parasite eggs retained in the liver, bladder and reproductive organs. According to 2017 World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 220 million people are potentially infected, from which probably 10% are children under 6 years of age. The regular treatment approach of a single, oral dose of 40 mg/kg body weight with praziquantel however, is difficult for children under the age of 6, leaving them without a treatment option...
August 3, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767615/imported-schistosomiasis-in-children-clinical-diagnostic-aspects-and-outcome-in-5-tertiary-hospitals-in-france
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Claire Leblanc, Luu-Ly Pham, Patricia Mariani, Luigi Titomanlio, Alaa El Ghoneimi, Luc Paris, Simon Escoda, Henri Lottmann, Julie Toubiana, André Paugam, Tim Ulinski, Olivier Bouchaud, Sophie Brun, Arezki Izri, Albert Faye, Loïc De Pontual
INTRODUCTION: Schistosomiasis affects more than 230 million people worldwide. Given the increase in international travel and/or immigration from endemic regions, the incidence of imported schistosomiasis in France may be rising. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiologic, clinical, and paraclinical characteristics and disease outcome of imported schistosomiasis in children in the Paris region between 2010 and 2015. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All children diagnosed with schistosomiasis in five tertiary care centers in the Paris region were included in a retrospective study...
July 27, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764732/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-activity-of-r-and-s-praziquantel-enantiomers-and-the-main-human-metabolite-trans-4-hydroxy-praziquantel-against-schistosoma-haematobium
#6
Jana Kovač, Mireille Vargas, Jennifer Keiser
BACKGROUND: Praziquantel (PZQ) is the mainstay of schistosomiasis control and has been successfully used for decades. However, its mechanism of action is not fully understood. While the majority of studies have been conducted on Schistosoma mansoni, it is not known which enantiomer, R- or S-praziquantel (R-/S-PZQ), is responsible for the activity on Schistosoma haematobium. METHODS: In vitro and in vivo studies were conducted to evaluate the activity of R- and S-PZQ, racemic PZQ and the main human metabolite, namely trans-4-OH-PZQ, on S...
August 1, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760359/assessment-of-in%C3%A2-vitro-killing-assays-for-detecting-praziquantel-induced-death-in-posthodiplostomum-minimum-metacercariae
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Chris Bader, Jeba Jesudoss Chelladurai, David E Starling, Douglas E Jones, Matthew T Brewer
Control of parasitic infections may be achieved by eliminating developmental stages present within intermediate hosts, thereby disrupting the parasite life cycle. For several trematodes relevant to human and veterinary medicine, this involves targeting the metacercarial stage found in fish intermediate hosts. Treatment of fish with praziquantel is one potential approach for targeting the metacercaria stage. To date, studies investigating praziquantel-induced metacercarial death in fish rely on counting parasites and visually assessing morphology or movement...
July 29, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757393/a-comparative-study-on-the-anti-schistosomal-and-hepatoprotective-effects-of-vinpocetine-and-isosorbide-5-mononitrate-on-schistosoma-mansoni-infected-mice
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Samar M Alhusseiny, Samar N El-Beshbishi, Maha M Abu Hashim, Hosam El-Dein E El-Nemr, Aya E Handoussa
Schistosomiasis is a remarkable public health problem in developing countries. Presently, praziquantel is the optional drug for all human schistosomiasis. Owing to the increased praziquantel resistance, there is an urgent need to develop new alternatives. This study aims at determining the anti-schistosomal and/or the hepatoprotective effects of the anti-inflammatory drug; vinpocetine, and the vasodilator and the nitric oxide donor; isosorbide-5-mononitrate, in comparison to praziquantel. In the present research, the therapeutic efficacies of these drugs were assessed in Swiss albino female mice (CD-I strain) experimentally infected with an Egyptian strain of Schistosoma mansoni, using some general, parasitological, and histopathological parameters...
July 27, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755871/cyclohexene-fused-1-3-oxazines-with-selective-antibacterial-and-antiparasitic-action-and-low-cytotoxic-effects
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Maria R M de Brito, Walter J Peláez, Martín S Faillace, Gardenia C G Militão, Jackson R G S Almeida, Gustavo A Argüello, Zsolt Szakonyi, Ferenc Fülöp, Maria C Salvadori, Fernanda S Teixeira, Rivelilson M Freitas, Pedro L S Pinto, Ana C Mengarda, Marcos P N Silva, Ademar A Da Silva Filho, Josué de Moraes
Oxazine derivatives, a class of heterocyclic compounds, exhibit a variety of biological properties, such as anticonvulsant and antitumor activities. In this study, we evaluated the effect of two cyclohexene-fused 1,3-oxazines (cis‑1-benzyl-N-phenyl-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-3,1-benzoxazin-2-imine (1) and trans‑N-phenyl-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-3,1-benzoxazin-2-imine (2)) in cultures of Bacillus cereus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonella enterica, Serratia marcescens, Shigella flexneri and Staphylococcus aureus by the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC)...
July 26, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753630/double-impact-natural-molluscicide-for-schistosomiasis-vector-control-also-impedes-development-of-schistosoma-mansoni-cercariae-into-adult-parasites
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Ronaldo de Carvalho Augusto, Guillaume Tetreau, Philippe Chan, Marie-Laure Walet-Balieu, Clélia Christina Mello-Silva, Claudia Portes Santos, Christoph Grunau
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis has been reported in 78 endemic countries and affects 240 million people worldwide. The digenetic parasite Schistosoma mansoni needs fresh water to compete its life cycle. There, it is susceptible to soluble compounds that can affect directly and/or indirectly the parasite's biology. The cercariae stage is one of the key points in which the parasite is vulnerable to different soluble compounds that can significantly alter the parasite's life cycle. Molluscicides are recommended by the World Health Organization for the control of schistosomiasis transmission and Euphorbia milii latex is effective against snails intermediate hosts...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746403/change-in-children-s-school-behavior-after-mass-administration-of-praziquantel-for-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-endemic-areas-of-western-kenya-a-pilot-study-using-the-behavioral-assessment-system-for-children-basc-2
#11
Rosemary Musuva, Ye Shen, Xianjue Wei, Sue Binder, Julianne A Ivy, W Evan Secor, Susan P Montgomery, Charles H King, Pauline N M Mwinzi
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is a parasite-related chronic inflammatory condition that can cause anemia, decreased growth, liver abnormalities, and deficits in cognitive functioning among children. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This study used the Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC-2) to collect data on thirty-six 9-12 year old school-attending children's behavioral profiles in an Schistosoma mansoni-endemic area of western Kenya, before and after treatment with praziquantel for S...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746328/unresolving-pneumonia-with-pleural-effusion-pulmonary-paragonimiasis
#12
D Gaire, S Sharma, K Poudel, P Pant
Paragonimiasis is a zoonosis caused by many species of Paragonimus commonly P. westermani. Human get infected by eating raw, salted, pickled, smoked, partially cooked crustaceans (crayfish or crabs). Clinical manifestations ranges from non-specific symptoms like pain abdomen, diarrhea, urticarial rashes, fever to pleuropulmonary symptoms like cough, hemoptysis, chest pain and dyspnea. A 48 years, female presented at TUTH emergency with fever on and off for nine months, cough and shortness of breath for three months, lethargy, malaise and urticaria with history of raw crab intake one month prior to the onset of symptoms...
April 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738596/chromatographic-separation-of-racemic-praziquantel-and-its-residual-determination-in-perch-by-lc-ms-ms
#13
Limin He, Fuming Gao, Erfen Li, Jauh Tzuoh Lee, Liangqiao Bian, Daniel W Armstrong
An enantioselective depletion study of praziquantel (PZQ) in perch muscle was done using a simple, sensitive and specific liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method. Two cyclic polypeptides and two cyclic saccharide chromatographic columns were evaluated. The new hydroxypropyl β-cyclodextrin (HP-RSP) superficially porous particle (SPP) column produced the optimum separation and was selected for the study. Deuterium labeled PZQ-d11 was used as the internal standard. The method was linear over concentration ranges of 5...
November 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735972/pyrimidine-metabolism-in-schistosomes-a-comparison-with-other-parasites-and-the-search-for-potential-chemotherapeutic-targets
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REVIEW
Mahmoud H El Kouni
Schistosomes are responsible for the parasitic disease schistosomiasis, an acute and chronic parasitic ailment that affects more than 240 million people in 70 countries worldwide. It is the second most devastating parasitic disease after malaria. At least 200,000 deaths per year are associated with the disease. In the absence of the availability of vaccines, chemotherapy is the main stay for combating schistosomiasis. The antischistosomal arsenal is currently limited to a single drug, Praziquantel, which is quite effective with a single-day treatment and virtually no host-toxicity...
July 20, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722637/schistosomiasis-in-european-travelers-and-migrants-analysis-of-14-years-tropnet-surveillance-data
#15
Tilman Lingscheid, Florian Kurth, Jan Clerinx, Stefania Marocco, Begoña Trevino, Mirjam Schunk, José Muñoz, Ida E Gjørup, Tomas Jelinek, Michel Develoux, Graham Fry, Thomas Jänisch, Matthias L Schmid, Olivier Bouchaud, Sabino Puente, Lorenzo Zammarchi, Kristine Mørch, Anders Björkman, Heli Siikamäki, Andreas Neumayr, Henrik Nielsen, Urban Hellgren, Malgorzata Paul, Guido Calleri, Pavel Kosina, Bjørn Myrvang, José M Ramos, Gudrun Just-Nübling, Anna Beltrame, José Saraiva da Cunha, Peter Kern, Laurence Rochat, August Stich, Peter Pongratz, Martin P Grobusch, Norbert Suttorp, Martin Witzenrath, Christoph Hatz, Thomas Zoller, TropNet Schistosomiasis Investigator Group
Schistosomiasis remains one of the most prevalent parasitic diseases worldwide and the infection is frequently found in travelers and migrants. The European Network for Tropical Medicine and Travel Health conducted a sentinel surveillance study on imported schistosomiasis between 1997 and 2010. This report summarizes epidemiological and clinical data from 1,465 cases of imported schistosomiasis. Direct pathogen detection and serology were the main diagnostic tools applied. Of these, 486 (33%) cases were identified among European travelers, 231 (16%) among long-term expatriates, and 748 (51%) among non-European immigrants...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719332/case-report-a-symptomatic-case-of-hymenolepis-diminuta-infection-in-an-urban-dwelling-adult-in-malaysia
#16
Arine Fadzlun Ahmad, Romano Ngui, Jaxinthe Ong, Farikha Sarip, Wan Hafiz Wan Ismail, Hasidah Omar, Zurainee Mohamed Nor, Amirah Amir, Yvonne A L Lim, Rohela Mahmud
A case of Hymenolepis diminuta infection in a 43-year-old Malaysian male with persistent abdominal colicky pain is reported. Endoscopy revealed whitish worms in the lumen of the small intestine, which were identified as H. diminuta after microscopy. Patient was successfully treated with a single dose of praziquantel (25 mg/kg).
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689966/comparative-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-taste-assessment-of-liquid-praziquantel-formulations
#17
Magdalena Münster, Abeer H A Mohamed-Ahmed, Laura I Immohr, Corinna Schoch, Carsten Schmidt, Catherine Tuleu, Jörg Breitkreutz
The taste of pharmaceuticals strongly affects the compliance of patients. This study investigated the applicability of the electronic tongue and rodent brief-access taste aversion (BATA) model for the bitter compound praziquantel (PZQ) and taste masked liquid formulations for PZQ. In a comparative study maltodextrin (MD) Kleptose(®) linecaps 17 was selected as an alternative taste masking agent to two cyclodextrins; hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) and sulfobutyl ether-beta-cyclodextrin (SBE-β-CD)...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686009/ferrocenyl-ruthenocenyl-and-benzyl-oxamniquine-derivatives-with-cross-species-activity-against-schistosoma-mansoni-and-schistosoma-haematobium
#18
Jeannine Hess, Gordana Panic, Malay Patra, Luciano Mastrobuoni, Bernhard Spingler, Saonli Roy, Jennifer Keiser, Gilles Gasser
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease that affects more than 250 million people annually, mostly children in poor, tropical, rural areas. Only one treatment (praziquantel) is available, putting control efforts at risk should resistance occur. In pursuit of treatment alternatives, we derivatized an old antischistosomal agent, oxamniquine (OXA). Four organometallic derivatives of OXA were synthesized and tested against Schistosoma mansoni in vitro and in vivo. Of these, a ferrocenyl derivative, 1, killed larval and adult worms 24 h postexposure in vitro, in contrast to OXA, which lacks in vitro activity against adult worms...
July 18, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666754/antiparasitic-activity-of-nerolidol-in-a-mouse-model-of-schistosomiasis
#19
Marcos P Silva, Rosimeire N de Oliveira, Ana C Mengarda, Daniel B Roquini, Silmara M Alegretti, Maria C Salvadori, Fernanda S Teixeira, Damião P de Sousa, Pedro L S Pinto, Josué de Moraes
Schistosomiasis is a major public health problem worldwide, especially in poor communities. Since praziquantel is currently the only drug available to treat schistosomiasis, there is an urgent need to identify new antischistosomal drugs. Nerolidol is a sesquiterpene present as an essential oil in several plants, and it has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. In this study, we evaluated the in vivo antischistosomal activity of nerolidol in a mouse model of schistosomiasis infected with either adult or juvenile stages of Schistosoma mansoni...
June 27, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659195/development-and-testing-of-schisto-and-ladders%C3%A2-an-innovative-health-educational-game-for-control-of-schistosomiasis-in-schoolchildren
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Cynthia Uchechukwu Ejike, Akinola Stephen Oluwole, Hammed Oladeji Mogaji, Adebiyi Abdulhakeem Adeniran, Oladimeji Michael Alabi, Uwem Friday Ekpo
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis remains a public health problem in many regions of the world, including Nigeria. Current control strategy involves mass drug administration with praziquantel to the endemic population. To complement and sustain on-going preventive chemotherapy, we developed a health educational game named Schisto and Ladders™ and tested its potential for the control of schistosomiasis among schoolchildren living in Imala-Odo, a highly endemic community near Abeokuta, Nigeria...
June 28, 2017: BMC Research Notes
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