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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639245/biofilm-forming-ability-and-clonality-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-strains-isolated-from-urine-samples-and-urinary-catheters-in-different-european-hospitals
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Claudia Vuotto, Filipa Grosso, Francesca Longo, Maria Pia Balice, Mariana Carvalho de Barros, Luisa Peixe, Gianfranco Donelli
OBJECTIVE: Biofilm formation has been associated with the persistence of Acinetobacter baumannii in hospital settings and its propensity to cause infection. We investigated the adhesion ability and clonality of 128 A. baumannii isolates recovered from urine and urinary catheters of patients admitted to 5 European hospitals during 1991-2013. METHODS: Isolates identification was confirmed by rpoB sequencing and by the presence of blaOXA-51. The presence of carbapenemases was detected by PCR...
June 22, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635397/induction-of-apoptosis-and-autophagy-by-calcifying-nanoparticles-in-human-bladder-cancer-cells
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Ji-Hua Wu, Yao-Liang Deng, Quan Liu, Jun-Chuan Yu, Yun-Long Liu, Zi-Qi He, Xiao-Feng Guan
Calcifying nanoparticles have been linked to various types of human disease, but how they contribute to disease processes is unclear. Here, we examined whether and how calcifying nanoparticles isolated from patients with kidney stones are cytotoxic to human bladder cancer cells. Calcifying nanoparticles were isolated from midstream urine of patients with renal calcium oxalate stones and examined by electron microscopy. Human bladder cancer cells (EJ cells) were cultured in the presence of calcifying nanoparticles or nanohydroxyapatites for 12 and 72 h and examined for toxicity using the Cell Counting Kit-8, for autophagy using transmission electron microscopy and confocal microscopy, and for apoptosis using fluorescence microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and flow cytometry...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628381/monoclonal-immunoglobulin-associated-proliferative-glomerulonephritis-characterized-by-organized-deposits-of-striated-ultra-substructures-a-case-report
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Shigeo Hara, Hiroyasu Tsukaguchi, Tastufumi Oka, Makiko Kusabe, Masayuki Mizui, Kensuke Joh
We herein report the case of a 64-year-old male who presented with progressive glomerulonephritis notable for organized and striated ultra-substructures. The patient was diagnosed with hypertension and proteinuria 3 years prior to admission and subsequently developed nephrotic syndrome and impairment of renal function. Laboratory tests did not reveal any evidence of infections or autoimmune diseases. Monoclonal gammopathy was not detected in serum or urine, although a small population of abnormal plasma cell clones was detected by flow cytometry...
June 19, 2017: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622824/toxicological-assessment-of-nano-and-micron-sized-tungsten-oxide-after-28days-repeated-oral-administration-to-wistar-rats
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Srinivas Chinde, Paramjit Grover
Tungsten oxide (WO3) nanoparticles (NPs) are being used in various applications. However, the health consequences of WO3 NPs exposure have not been explored extensively. Hence, the goal of this study was to evaluate the toxicity of WO3 NPs and their microparticles (MPs) after 28days repeated oral administration in Wistar rats. The particles were characterised by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV), Brunner-Emmett-Teller (BET), X- ray diffraction (XRD), and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer (ICP-OES)...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621385/electroanalytical-determination-of-escitalopram-oxalate-using-nickel-nanoparticles-modified-carbon-paste-sensor
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Kamal Attia, A Mona Mohamed, M Amany Fekry
A sensitive voltammetric method was described for the determination of escitalopram oxalate based on electrocatalytic oxidation at nickel nanoparticles modified chloranil carbon paste sensor in Britton-Robinson buffer (pH range from 2 to 10). The modified electrode was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, electrochemical impedance and cyclic voltammetry. The investigation of electrochemical behavior of escitalopram oxalate was performed using cyclic voltammetry and differential pulse voltammetry. The anodic peak current showed a linear range from 1...
June 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617786/audit-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-test-requesting-by-community-referrers-after-a-change-from-culture-to-molecular-testing-including-a-cost-analysis
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Liselle Bissessor, Janet Wilson, Gary McAuliffe, Arlo Upton
AIMS: Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) prevalence varies among different communities and peoples. The availability of robust molecular platforms for the detection of TV has advanced diagnosis; however, molecular tests are more costly than phenotypic methodologies, and testing all urogenital samples is costly. We recently replaced culture methods with the Aptima Trichomonas vaginalis nucleic acid amplification test on specific request and as reflex testing by the laboratory, and have audited this change...
June 16, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591406/the-use-of-circulating-cathodic-antigen-rapid-test-and-serology-for-diagnosis-of-active-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-migrants-in-italy-a-non-endemic-country-a-cross-sectional-study
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Laura Infurnari, Laura Galli, Alba Bigoloni, Alessia Carbone, Stefania Chiappetta, Angelo Sala, Norberto Ceserani, Adriano Lazzarin, Antonella Castagna, Giovanni Gaiera/
Diagnosis of schistosomiasis in migrants coming from endemic areas can be difficult, especially in asymptomatic subjects. Light-intensity disease, in fact, may be missed due to the low sensitivity of the stool microscopy and serologic testing cannot distinguish between a resolved infection and an active infection in patients who have been infected and treated in the past, because specific antibodies can persist despite cure. We describe a cross-sectional study conducted on 82 migrants tested for Schistosoma mansoni on single blood (anti-schistosome antibodies, total IgE) and urine [point-of-care (POC) circulating-cathodic-antigen (CCA) test] samples...
June 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587955/-daisy-like-crystals-a-rare-and-unknown-type-of-urinary-crystal
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G B Fogazzi, R Anderlini, S Canovi, C Covarelli, J Gras, J Kučera, A Proietti, D Rogic, R Teboul, C Ferraris Fusarini, F de Liso, G Garigali, M Daudon
BACKGROUND: Crystals are well known structures of urinary sediment, most of which are identified by the combined knowledge of crystal morphology, birefringence features at polarized light, and urine pH. In this paper, we report on a cohort of subjects whose urine contained a very rare type of crystal, which we first described in 2004 and which, based on its peculiar morphology, we define as "daisy-like crystal" (DLcr). METHODS: Reports on DLcr were spontaneously sent to our laboratory over a 10...
June 3, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583040/basal-autophagy-is-altered-in-lagotto-romagnolo-dogs-with-an-atg4d-mutation
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Pernilla Syrjä, Tahira Anwar, Tarja Jokinen, Kaisa Kyöstilä, Karin Hultin Jäderlund, Francesca Cozzi, Cecilia Rohdin, Kerstin Hahn, Peter Wohlsein, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Diana Henke, Anna Oevermann, Antti Sukura, Tosso Leeb, Hannes Lohi, Eeva-Liisa Eskelinen
A missense variant in the autophagy-related ATG4D-gene has been associated with a progressive degenerative neurological disease in Lagotto Romagnolo (LR) dogs. In addition to neural lesions, affected dogs show an extraneural histopathological phenotype characterized by severe cytoplasmic vacuolization, a finding not previously linked with disturbed autophagy in animals. Here we aimed at testing the hypothesis that autophagy is altered in the affected dogs, at reporting the histopathology of extraneural tissues and at excluding lysosomal storage diseases...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582412/accuracy-of-parasitological-and-immunological-tests-for-the-screening-of-human-schistosomiasis-in-immigrants-and-refugees-from-african-countries-an-approach-with-latent-class-analysis
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Anna Beltrame, Massimo Guerriero, Andrea Angheben, Federico Gobbi, Ana Requena-Mendez, Lorenzo Zammarchi, Fabio Formenti, Francesca Perandin, Dora Buonfrate, Zeno Bisoffi
BACKGROUND: Schistosomiasis is a neglected infection affecting millions of people, mostly living in sub-Saharan Africa. Morbidity and mortality due to chronic infection are relevant, although schistosomiasis is often clinically silent. Different diagnostic tests have been implemented in order to improve screening and diagnosis, that traditionally rely on parasitological tests with low sensitivity. Aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of different tests for the screening of schistosomiasis in African migrants, in a non endemic setting...
June 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558710/a-metabolomic-analytical-approach-permits-identification-of-urinary-biomarkers-for-plasmodium-falciparum-infection-a-case-control-study
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Salah Abdelrazig, Catharine A Ortori, Gail Davey, Wakgari Deressa, Dhaba Mulleta, David A Barrett, Alemayehu Amberbir, Andrew W Fogarty
BACKGROUND: Currently available diagnostic techniques of Plasmodium falciparum infection are not optimal for non-invasive, population-based screening for malaria. It was hypothesized that a mass spectrometry-based metabolomics approach could identify urinary biomarkers of falciparum malaria. METHODS: The study used a case-control design, with cases consisting of 21 adults in central Ethiopia with a diagnosis of P. falciparum infection confirmed with microscopy, and 25 controls of adults with negative blood smears for malaria matched on age and sex...
May 30, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558478/bacteria-on-urine-microscopy-is-not-associated-with-systemic-infection-in-patients-with-obstructing-urolithiasis
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Felix Cheung, Charles A Loeb, Michael P Croglio, Wayne C Waltzer, Steven J Weissbart
INTRODUCTION: Determining if bacterial presence on urine microscopy represents clinical infection is important as urinary drainage is indicated in patients with obstructing urolithiasis and concomitant urinary tract infection. We aim to investigate if the presence of bacteria on urine microscopy is associated with markers of infection in patients with obstructing urolithiasis presenting to the emergency room. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed on 199 patients with obstructing urolithiasis divided into two groups according to the presence of bacteria on urine microscopy...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545730/synthesis-and-characterisation-of-non-bonded-1-7%C3%AE-m-thin-shell-ts1-7-100nm-silica-particles-for-the-rapid-separation-and-analysis-of-uric-acid-and-creatinine-in-human-urine-by-hydrophilic-interaction-chromatography
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Victor K Langsi, Benjamin A Ashu-Arrah, Niamh Ward, Jeremy D Glennon
A rapid chromatographic method for the simultaneous determination of uric acid (UA) and creatinine (Cr) in human urine is described, using a non-bonded 1.7μm thin-shell (TS1.7-100nm) silica particle prepared by the seeded-growth approach. The new shell particle was characterised by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and BET analysis. TEM reveals 1.5μm solid core and 100nm shell thickness. DLS shows polydispersity index <0.2. Expanded pore size of 88Å and specific surface area of 78m(2)/g were determined by BET...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545410/combined-proximal-tubulopathy-crystal-storing-histiocytosis-and-cast-nephropathy-in-a-patient-with-light-chain-multiple-myeloma
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Chung-Kuan Wu, An-Hang Yang, Hung-Chih Lai, Bing-Shi Lin
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of myeloma, a plasma dyscrasia, often results from the workup of unexplained renal disease. Persistent renal failure in myeloma is commonly caused by tubular nephropathy due to circulating immunoglobulins and free light chains. Myeloma cast nephropathy is characterized by crystalline precipitates of monoclonal light chains within distal tubules. Immunoglobulin crystallization rarely occurs intracellularly, within proximal tubular cells (light chain proximal tubulopathy) and interstitial histiocytes (crystal-storing histiocytosis)...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531847/colorimetric-detection-of-biothiols-based-on-aggregation-of-chitosan-stabilized-silver-nanoparticles
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Somayeh Mohammadi, Gholamreza Khayatian
We have described a simple and reliable colorimetric method for the sensing of biothiols such as cysteine, homocysteine, and glutathione in biological samples. The selective binding of chitosan capped silver nanoparticles to biothiols induced aggregation of the chitosan-Ag NPs. But the other amino acids that do not have thiol group cannot aggregate the chitosan-Ag NPs. Aggregation of chitosan-Ag NPs has been confirmed with UV-vis absorption spectra, zeta potential and transmission electron microscopy images...
May 17, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511392/the-diagnostic-value-of-urine-lipoarabinomannan-lam-antigen-in-childhood-tuberculosis
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Agustin Iskandar, Erlin Nursiloningrum, Maimun Zulhaidah Arthamin, Ery Olivianto, Mas Slamet Chandrakusuma
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB) in children is difficult because the clinical presentation is not specific, the chest X-ray interpretation has low accuracy and sputum sample is difficult to obtain. Antigen detection test such as rapid urine LAM is a non-invasive alternative for diagnosing TB . Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) is the main component of M.tuberculosis cell wall. AIM: To determine the diagnostic value of urinary LAM antigen for diagnosis of childhood TB...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504628/-the-current-global-tuberculosis-state
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Christian Wejse, Troels Lillebæk, Ole Kirk, Pernille Ravn, Isik Somuncu Johansen, Åse Bengård Andersen
Despite an increase in the total number of tuberculosis (TB) patients globally, positive trends in reduction of prevalence and mortality are observed. However, high numbers of drug-resistant cases are threatening this trend. Multidrug-resistant and extensively resistant cases constitute an increasing challenge in many parts of the world also within the European region - especially in former Sovjet Republic nations. Point-of-care test systems potentially replacing microscopy and urine antigen detection systems are currently launched in many TB-high endemic countries improving TB detection rates...
May 15, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487790/delayed-manifestation-of-shunt-nephritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Michael Babigumira, Benjamin Huang, Sherry Werner, Wajeh Qunibi
We present an unusual case of shunt nephritis in a 39-year-old male who presented 21 years after placement of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. He complained of fevers, headaches, dizziness, and urticarial plaques on arms, trunks, and legs and was found to have anemia, low complement levels, elevated serum creatinine, proteinuria, and new onset microhematuria. Blood and urine cultures were negative. Renal biopsy showed features of acute tubulointerstitial nephritis attributed to vancomycin use. Glomeruli showed increased mesangial hypercellularity and segmental endocapillary proliferation...
2017: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472786/roles-of-the-exogenous-h2s-mediated-sr-a-signaling-pathway-in-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-regulating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-autophagy-in-a-rat-model
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Qing Ling, Xiao Yu, Tao Wang, Shao-Gang Wang, Zhang-Qun Ye, Ji-Hong Liu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the effects of the exogenous hydrogen sulfide (H2S)-mediated scavenger receptor A (SR-A) signaling pathway on renal ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) by regulating endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced autophagy in rats. METHODS: A total of 48 normal Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and SR-A knockout rats were selected and divided into six groups (n = 8): wild-type (WT) + sham, WT + ischemia-reperfusion (I/R), WT + I/R + NaHS, SR-A-/- + sham, SR-A-/- + I/R and SR-A-/- + I/R + NaHS...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471953/association-of-microrna-155-interleukin-17a-and-proteinuria-in-preeclampsia
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Xu Yang, Jie Zhang, Yiling Ding
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore the correlation between microRNA-155 (miR-155), interleukin 17A (IL-17), and late preeclampsia (PE) using biochemical parameters in maternal serum and urine. METHODS: Sixty patients with PE were recruited to this study and were divided into 3 groups according to levels of urinary protein: mild urinary protein group (group A); moderate urinary protein group (group B); and severe urinary protein group (group C). All subjects presented with late onset PE (≥32 weeks)...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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