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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218769/new-world-s-old-disease-cardiac-hydatid-disease-and-surgical-principles
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Omer Tanyeli, Yuksel Dereli, Ilker Mercan, Niyazi Gormus, Tahir Yuksek
BACKGROUND: Hydatid cyst is a parasitic disease caused by infection with the Echinococcus granulosus tapeworm larva. It is a major public health problem in endemic regions. Cardiac involvement of the disease is rare. METHODS: Between 1985 and 2015, 12 patients were admitted to our clinic with a possible diagnosis of cardiac hydatid disease. Of these patients, six (50%) were male and six (50%) were female. Mean age of the patients was 42.6 years. RESULTS: The most common location of cardiac hydatid disease was left sided (six patients, 50%)...
February 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216368/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-cysticidal-activity-of-extracts-and-isolated-flavanone-from-the-bark-of-prunus-serotina-a-bio-guided-study
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Francisca Palomares-Alonso, Irma Susana Rojas-Tomé, Guadalupe Palencia Hernández, María Adelina Jiménez-Arellanes, Martha Lydia Macías-Rubalcava, Angélica González-Maciel, Andrea Ramos-Morales, Rosalba Santiago-Reyes, Nelly Castro, Iliana González-Hernández, Yadira Rufino-González, Helgi Jung-Cook
Currently, neurocysticercosis treatment involves two drugs: albendazole and praziquantel; however, their efficacy is suboptimal and new cysticidal drugs are needed. The present paper reports the cysticidal activity of extracts of the bark from Prunus serotina against Taenia crassiceps cysts and the isolation and identification of the main components of the most active extract. Results showed that all extracts displayed in vitro cysticidal activity (EC50=17.9-88.5μg/mL), being the methanolic the most active and selective...
February 16, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207792/partnering-for-impact-integrated-transmission-assessment-surveys-for-lymphatic-filariasis-soil-transmitted-helminths-and-malaria-in-haiti
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Alaine Kathryn Knipes, Jean Frantz Lemoine, Franck Monestime, Carl R Fayette, Abdel N Direny, Luccene Desir, Valery E Beau de Rochars, Thomas G Streit, Kristen Renneker, Brian K Chu, Michelle A Chang, Kimberly E Mace, Kimberly Y Won, Patrick J Lammie
BACKGROUND: Since 2001, Haiti's National Program for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (NPELF) has worked to reduce the transmission of LF through annual mass drug administration with diethylcarbamazine and albendazole. The NPELF reached full national coverage with MDA for LF in 2012, and by 2014, a total of 14 evaluation units (48 communes) had met WHO eligibility criteria to conduct LF transmission assessment surveys (TAS) to determine whether prevalence had been reduced to below a threshold, such that transmission is assumed to be no longer sustainable...
February 16, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192198/molecular-cloning-purification-and-characterization-of-brugia-malayi-phosphoglycerate-kinase
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Ranjeet Kumar, Pawan Kumar Doharey, Jitendra Kumar Saxena, Sushma Rathaur
Phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK) is a glycolytic enzyme present in many parasites. It has been reported as a candidate molecule for drug and vaccine developments. In the present study, a full-length cDNA encoding the Brugia malayi 3-phosphoglycerate kinase (BmPGK) with an open reading frame of 1.3 kb was isolated and PCR amplified and cloned. The exact size of the BmPGK's ORF is 1377 bps. The BmPGK gene was subcloned into pET-28a (+) expression vector, the expressed enzyme was purified by affinity column and characterized...
February 9, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179024/impact-of-single-annual-treatment-and-four-monthly-treatment-for-hookworm-and-ascaris-lumbricoides-and-factors-associated-with-residual-infection-among-kenyan-school-children
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Stella Kepha, Charles S Mwandawiro, Roy M Anderson, Rachel L Pullan, Fred Nuwaha, Jorge Cano, Sammy M Njenga, Maurice R Odiere, Elizabeth Allen, Simon J Brooker, Birgit Nikolay
BACKGROUND: School-based deworming is widely implemented in various countries to reduce the burden of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs), however, the frequency of drug administration varies in different settings. In this study, we compared the impact of a single annual treatment and 4-monthly treatment over a follow-up among Kenyan school children, and investigated the factors associated with residual infection. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data from a randomized trial investigating whether deworming for STHs alters risk of acquiring malaria...
February 9, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179008/unexpected-low-soil-transmitted-helminth-prevalence-in-the-butha-buthe-district-in-lesotho-results-from-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Wendelin Moser, Niklaus Daniel Labhardt, Molisana Cheleboi, Josephine Muhairwe, Jennifer Keiser
BACKGROUND: Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections with Ascaris lumbricoides, hookworm and Trichuris trichiura affect large parts of the world's population. For the implementation of national STH control programs, e.g. preventive chemotherapy (treatment with albendazole and mebendazole), the spatial distribution and prevalence of STH infections must be known. However, for Lesotho only little data were available and the STH distribution remains largely unknown. METHODS: In early 2016, a cross-sectional parasitological STH survey was conducted including six different primary schools in the Butha-Buthe district of Lesotho...
February 8, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178374/simultaneous-densitometric-determination-of-anthelmintic-drug-albendazole-and-its-metabolite-albendazole-sulfoxide-by-hptlc-in-human-plasma-and-pharmaceutical-formulations
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Jui J Pandya, Mallika Sanyal, Pranav S Shrivastav
A new, simple, accurate and precise high-performance thin layer chromatographic method has been developed and validated for simultaneous determination of an anthelmintic drug, albendazole and its active metabolite albendazole sulfoxide. Planar chromatographic separation was performed on aluminium-backed layer of silica gel 60G F254 using a mixture of toluene- acetonitrile-glacial acetic acid (7.0: 2.9: 0.1, v/v/v) as the mobile phase. For quantitation, the separated spots were scanned densitometrically at 225 nm...
February 8, 2017: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178298/the-impact-of-prenatal-exposure-to-parasitic-infections-and-to-anthelminthic-treatment-on-antibody-responses-to-routine-immunisations-given-in-infancy-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Stephen Nash, Alexander J Mentzer, Swaib A Lule, Dennison Kizito, Gaby Smits, Fiona R M van der Klis, Alison M Elliott
BACKGROUND: Chronic parasitic infections are associated with active immunomodulation which may include by-stander effects on unrelated antigens. It has been suggested that pre-natal exposure to parasitic infections in the mother impacts immunological development in the fetus and hence the offspring's response to vaccines, and that control of parasitic infection among pregnant women will therefore be beneficial. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We used new data from the Entebbe Mother and Baby Study, a trial of anthelminthic treatment during pregnancy conducted in Uganda, to further investigate this hypothesis...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144618/you-are-what-you-eat-a-case-of-nematode-induced-eosinophilic-esophagitis
#9
Mona Rezapour, Nikhil Agarwal
Human anisakiasis is acquired through eating raw or undercooked saltwater fish or squid. Infestation with living larvae caused by eating parasitized fish often times results in gastroenteritis. It mainly involves the stomach and small intestine with no reported cases of eosinophilic esophagitis caused by Anisakidea. A 41-year-old man presented for the evaluation of 1 year of dysphagia to solid foods and was found to have endoscopic findings consistent with eosinophilic esophagitis with pathology showing 100 eosinophils per high-power field...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142253/hydatid-cyst-of-the-heart
#10
Haitham Noaman, Salman Rawaf, Azeem Majeed, Abdul-Majeed Salmasi
Cystic hydatid disease is responsible for the loss of 1 to 3 million disability-adjusted life years every year. Infestation of the heart, though rare, can result in serious complications if left untreated. We retrospectively collected information on 19 patients with cardiac hydatid cyst admitted at the Center for Cardiac Surgery of Ibn Al-Bitar Hospital in Baghdad from July 2007 to July 2011 who were either in need of a cardiac surgery for treating hydatid cysts or presented with emergency conditions. Nine (47%) patients presented with left-sided heart failure and mitral valve dysfunction, 5 (26%) patients had hydatid cysts in the pericardium, 3 (16%) patients had hydatid cyst in the right ventricle and presented with right-sided heart failure, and 2 (11%) patients who presented with cardiac arrhythmias had infestation in the interventricular septum...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139530/neurocysticercosis-diagnostic-problems-current-therapeutic-strategies
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REVIEW
Vedantam Rajshekhar
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is the most common single cause of seizures/epilepsy in India and several other endemic countries throughout the world. It is also the most common parasitic disease of the brain caused by the cestode Taenia solium or pork tapeworm. The diagnosis of NCC and the tapeworm carrier (taeniasis) can be relatively inaccessible and expensive for most of the patients. In spite of the introduction of several new immunological tests, neuroimaging remains the main diagnostic test for NCC. The treatment of NCC is also mired in controversy although, there is emerging evidence that albendazole (a cysticidal drug) may be beneficial for patients by reducing the number of seizures and hastening the resolution of live cysts...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138043/human-gongylonema-pulchrum-infection-esophageal-symptoms-and-need-for-prolonged-albendazole-therapy
#12
Claudia R Libertin, Mohammed Reza, Joy H Peterson, Jason Lewis, Donna J Hata
We describe a case of human infection with Gongylonema pulchrum acquired in southeast Georgia. The patient presented with intermittent yet persistent nausea and vomiting for months. This case describes the need for extraction of worms on two occasions each followed by courses of albendazole treatment. Gongylonema pulchrum infections with high worm burden may relapse after extraction of the worm and a 3-day short course of albendazole therapy. Longer courses of albendazole may be indicated in selected circumstances...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127355/evaluating-effect-of-albendazole-on-trichuris-trichiura-infection-a-systematic-review-article
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REVIEW
Toraj Ahmadi Jouybari, Khadije Najaf Ghobadi, Bahare Lotfi, Hamid Alavi Majd, Nayeb Ali Ahmadi, Mohammad Rostami-Nejad, Abbas Aghaei
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was assessment of defaults and conducted meta-analysis of the efficacy of single-dose oral albendazole against T. trichiura infection. METHODS: We searched PubMed, ISI Web of Science, Science Direct, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and WHO library databases between 1983 and 2014. Data from 13 clinical trial articles were used. Each article was included the effect of single oral dose (400 mg) albendazole and placebo in treating two groups of patients with T...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112345/-pulmonary-strongyloidiasis
#14
Heiler Lozada, Jorge E Daza
Strongyloidiasis is an infection caused by the parasite Strongyloides stercoralis, which can be asymptomatic and means a high morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised hosts, severe malnutrition and coinfection with HTLV-1 virus. The parasite has the potential to produce and multiply internal autoinfection in humans, thus an hyperinfection can be developed. A case of pulmonary infection by this parasite is presented in this study, infection which advanced into a respiratory failure and required mechanical ventilation and hemodynamic support in an intensive care unit...
October 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096866/disseminated-strongyloidiasis-in-an-iranian-immunocompromised-patient-a-case-report
#15
Narges Najafi, Eissa Soleymani, Shahabeddin Sarvi, Amirkeivan Marofi, Anahita Nosrati, Alireza Davoodi
Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted helminth (STH) widespread in various part of the world. A 78-yr-old peasant diabetic female from Mazandaran Province northern Iran, was admitted to Infection Department of the Razi Hospital in city of Qaemshahr, north of Iran complaining about abdominal skin rash, pruritus, itching, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, dysuria and cough. This patient had cutaneous migration effects of S. stercoralis larvae in her abdominal skin (larva currents and urticaria). Lung CT without contrast demonstrate s bilateral diffuse ground glass opacity draws attention...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096608/effect-of-aegle-marmelos-and-murraya-koenigii-in-treatment-of-delayed-pubertal-buffaloes-heifers
#16
Mohan M Baitule, A P Gawande, Umesh Kumar, S K Sahatpure, Manoj S Patil, Mansi M Baitule
AIM: This study aims to study the estrus induction, ovulation, and conception rate of delayed puberty in buffaloes heifers by feeding a herbal plants Aegle marmelos (bael/bili/bhel leaf) and Murraya koenigii (Curry leaf). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Totally, 24 buffalo heifers with delayed puberty were selected for the present study and divided randomly in four equal groups (n=6). Before experiment, all animals were dewormed with albendazole at 10 mg/kg body weight to prevent them from the stress of parasitism...
December 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093533/effect-of-deworming-on-indices-of-health-cognition-and-education-among-schoolchildren-in-rural-china-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Chengfang Liu, Louise Lu, Linxiu Zhang, Renfu Luo, Sean Sylvia, Alexis Medina, Scott Rozelle, Darvin Scott Smith, Yingdan Chen, Tingjun Zhu
Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) infect over one billion people worldwide. There is concern that chronic infection with STHs among school-aged children may detrimentally affect their development, including their health, cognition, and education. However, two recent Cochrane reviews examining the impact of deworming drugs for STH on nutrition, hemoglobin, and school performance found that randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the literature provide an insufficient evidence base to draw reliable conclusions...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081124/rapid-genotyping-of-%C3%AE-tubulin-polymorphisms-in-trichuris-trichiura-and-ascaris-lumbricoides
#18
Nour Rashwan, Marilyn Scott, Roger Prichard
BACKGROUND: The benzimidazole (BZ) anthelmintics, albendazole (ABZ) and mebendazole (MBZ) are the most common drugs used for treatment of soil-transmitted helminths (STHs). Their intensive use increases the possibility that BZ resistance may develop. In veterinary nematodes, BZ resistance is caused by a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the β-tubulin isotype 1 gene at codon position 200, 167 or 198, and these SNPs have also been correlated with poor response of human Trichuris trichiura to BZ treatment...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070011/management-of-advanced-hepatic-alveolar-echinococcosis-report-of-42-cases
#19
Bo Qu, Long Guo, Guannan Sheng, Fei Yu, Guannan Chen, Yupeng Wang, Yuan Shi, Hanxiang Zhan, Yi Yang, Xiaoyan Du
Radical resection is the first choice for hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE). However, many patients with advanced HAE have no chance to be treated with curative resection owing to the long clinical latency. This study aimed to evaluate the necessity of aggressive operations, like palliative resection and orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), in the management of advanced HAE. A retrospective study analyzed 42 patients with advanced HAE treated with palliative resection (N = 15), palliative nonresective procedures (N = 13), OLT (N = 3), or albendazole therapy alone (N = 11)...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066686/intestinal-enterobacteriaceae-that-protect-nematodes-from-the-effects-of-benzimidazoles
#20
John H Whittaker, Alan P Robertson, Michael J Kimber, Tim A Day, Steve A Carlson
The objective of this study was to investigate an interaction between nematodes and gut Enterobacteriaceae that use benzimidazoles as a carbon source. By addressing this objective, we identified an anthelmintic resistance-like mechanism for gastrointestinal nematodes. We isolated 30 gut bacteria (family Enterobacteriaceae) that subsist on and putatively catabolize benzimidazole-class anthelmintics. C. elegans was protected from the effects of benzimidazoles when co-incubated with these Enterobacteriaceae that also protect adult ascarids from the effects of albendazole...
October 2016: Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology
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