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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226632/novel-bovine-associated-pvapn-plasmid-type-in-rhodococcus-equi-identified-from-lymph-nodes-of-slaughtered-cattle-and-lungs-of-people-living-with-hiv-aids
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M G Ribeiro, G H B Lara, P da Silva, M M J Franco, A L de Mattos-Guaraldi, A P C de Vargas, R I Sakate, F R Pavan, B S Colhado, F V R Portilho, R G Motta, T Kakuda, S Takai
Rhodococcus equi is a well-recognized Gram-positive intracellular facultative bacterium that is opportunistic in nature, which causes pyogranulomatous infections in humans and multiple host animals. The pathogenicity of the microorganism has been attributed to the presence of plasmid-encoded virulence-associated proteins (Vap). To date, three host-associated virulence plasmid types of R. equi have been identified as follows: the circular pVAPA and pVAPB, related, respectively, to equine and porcine isolates, and a recently described linear pVAPN plasmid associated with bovine strains, although these three types are found in human isolates...
December 10, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208530/analytical-performances-of-simultaneous-detection-of-hiv-1-hiv-2-and-hepatitis-c-specific-antibodies-and-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-hbsag-by-multiplex-immunochromatographic-rapid-test-with-serum-samples-a-cross-sectional-study
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Leman Robin, Ralph-Sydney Mboumba Bouassa, Zita Ayelo, Laura Charmant, Mathieu Matta, Sylvie Simon, Mounir Filali, Souleymane Mboup, Laurent Bélec
BACKGROUND: The HIV/HCV/HBsAg Triplex [OEM: Biotest Biotech Inc, Hangzhou, China] consists in manually performed, visually interpreted, lateral flow, immunochromatographic rapid diagnostic test simultaneously detecting in 15minutes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 and HIV-2 and hepatitis C virus (HCV)- specific antibodies (Ab) (IgG and IgM) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) in serum, plasma and whole blood. METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was conducted on a prospective panel of serum samples from adult inpatients included from routine analysis irrespectively of age and sex, including 250 sera positive for HIV-1-specific Ab, 250 for HCV-specific Ab, 250 for HBsAg and 250 sera negative for HIV- and HCV- Ab and HBsAg, and from 110 HIV-2-infected patients living in Ivory Coast, according to the results obtained by the reference chemiluminiscent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) Abbott Architect i2000SR analyzer (Abbott Diagnostic, Chicago, IL, USA)...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204224/bacteriology-and-antibiogram-of-urinary-tract-infection-among-female-patients-in-a-tertiary-health-facility-in-south-eastern-nigeria
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REVIEW
Angus N Oli, Vivian B Akabueze, Chijioke E Ezeudu, George U Eleje, Obiora S Ejiofor, Ifeanyichukwu U Ezebialu, Charlotte B Oguejiofor, Ifeoma M Ekejindu, George O Emechebe, Kenneth N Okeke
Background: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is a common contagion among men and women with the incidence relatively higher among women due to their differing anatomy. An understanding of the kind of pathogens implicated in urinary tract infections as well as antibiotic susceptibility profiling may help the clinician make rationally correct empirical choice in their treatment. Objective: This study is aimed at determining the type and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of bacterial uropathogens isolated from female patients attending Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka, Nigeria...
2017: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187397/the-spirochete-brachyspira-pilosicoli-enteric-pathogen-of-animals-and-humans
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REVIEW
David J Hampson
Brachyspira pilosicoli is a slow-growing anaerobic spirochete that colonizes the large intestine. Colonization occurs commonly in pigs and adult chickens, causing colitis/typhlitis, diarrhea, poor growth rates, and reduced production. Colonization of humans also is common in some populations (individuals living in village and peri-urban settings in developing countries, recent immigrants from developing countries, homosexual males, and HIV-positive patients), but the spirochete rarely is investigated as a potential human enteric pathogen...
January 2018: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29173162/oral-fluid-vs-urine-analysis-to-monitor-synthetic-cannabinoids-and-classic-drugs-recent-exposure
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Marta Concheiro, Vincent Blandino, Jillian Wetzel, Jiyoung Kim, Petrit Haxhi
BACKGROUND: Urine is a common biological sample to monitor recent drug exposure, and oral fluid is an alternative matrix of increasing interest in clinical and forensic toxicology. Limited data are available about oral fluid vs. urine drug disposition, especially for synthetic cannabinoids. OBJECTIVE: To compare urine and oral fluid as biological matrices to monitor recent drug exposure among HIV-infected homeless individuals. METHODS: Seventy matched urine and oral fluid samples were collected from 13 participants...
November 21, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171193/returning-hiv-1-viral-load-results-to-participant-selected-health-facilities-in-national-population-based-hiv-impact-assessment-phia-household-surveys-in-three-sub-saharan-african-countries-2015-to-2016
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Suzue Saito, Yen T Duong, Melissa Metz, Kiwon Lee, Hetal Patel, Katrina Sleeman, Julius Manjengwa, Francis M Ogollah, Webster Kasongo, Rick Mitchell, Owen Mugurungi, Frank Chimbwandira, Crispin Moyo, Vusumuzi Maliwa, Helecks Mtengo, Tepa Nkumbula, Clement B Ndongmo, Nora Skutayi Vere, Geoffrey Chipungu, Bharat S Parekh, Jessica Justman, Andrew C Voetsch
INTRODUCTION: Logistical complexities of returning laboratory test results to participants have precluded most population-based HIV surveys conducted in sub-Saharan Africa from doing so. For HIV positive participants, this presents a missed opportunity for engagement into clinical care and improvement in health outcomes. The Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (PHIA) surveys, which measure HIV incidence and the prevalence of viral load (VL) suppression in selected African countries, are returning VL results to health facilities specified by each HIV positive participant within eight weeks of collection...
November 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167292/clinical-evaluation-of-the-cepheid-xpert%C3%A2-tv-assay-for-detection-of-trichomonas-vaginalis-with-prospectively-collected-female-and-male-specimens
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Jane R Schwebke, C A Gaydos, T Davis, J Marrazzo, D Furgerson, S N Taylor, B Smith, L H Bachmann, R Ackerman, T Spurrell, D Ferris, C A Burnham, H Reno, J Lebed, D Eisenberg, P Kerndt, S Philip, J Jordan, N Quigley
Trichomoniasis is the most prevalent curable sexually transmitted disease (STD). It has been associated with preterm birth and acquisition/transmission of HIV. Recently, nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT) have been FDA-cleared in the United States for detection of Trichomonas vaginalis (TV) in specimens from both women and men. This current study reports the results of a multicenter study recently conducted using the Xpert TV Assay to test specimens from both men and women. On-demand results were available in as little as 40 minutes for positive specimens...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143619/diagnostic-accuracy-of-tests-to-detect-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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Ali Amini, Olivia Varsaneux, Helen Kelly, Weiming Tang, Wen Chen, Debrah I Boeras, Jane Falconer, Joseph D Tucker, Roger Chou, Azumi Ishizaki, Philippa Easterbrook, Rosanna W Peeling
BACKGROUND: Chronic Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection is characterised by the persistence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). Expanding HBV diagnosis and treatment programmes into low resource settings will require high quality but inexpensive rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) in addition to laboratory-based enzyme immunoassays (EIAs) to detect HBsAg. The purpose of this review is to assess the clinical accuracy of available diagnostic tests to detect HBsAg to inform recommendations on testing strategies in 2017 WHO hepatitis testing guidelines...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140890/selecting-an-hiv-test-a-narrative-review-for-clinicians-and-researchers
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Christopher B Hurt, Julie A E Nelson, Lisa B Hightow-Weidman, William C Miller
Given the many options available, selecting an HIV test for a particular clinical or research setting can be daunting. Making an informed decision requires an assessment of the likelihood of acute infection in the test population and an understanding of key aspects of the tests themselves. The ability of individual tests to reliably detect HIV infection depends on the target(s) being detected, when they can be expected to be present after infection, and the concentration of stable target in test specimens, all of which are explained by the virologic and serologic events after infection...
December 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133803/microbial-diversity-of-genital-ulcers-of-hsv-2-seropositive-women
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Supriya D Mehta, Ashish K Pradhan, Stefan J Green, Ankur Naqib, Elijah Odoyo-June, Charlotte A Gaydos, Sheila Barry, Alan Landay, Robert C Bailey
We measured the microbial community structure of genital ulcers in women. Swabs from clinically detected ulcers were tested for HSV-2 and Treponema pallidum by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). HSV-2 and T. pallidum were detected by serum antibody testing. Microbial community structure was characterized by high-throughput 16 s rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. Multiple group testing and Elastic net and Lasso regressions identified taxa associated with differences in factors of interest. Among 49 ulcer specimens from 49 HSV-2 seropositive women, by PCR HSV-2 was recovered from 28 (57%) specimens and T...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119726/cotrimoxazole-prophylaxis-was-associated-with-enteric-commensal-bacterial-resistance-among-hiv-exposed-infants-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-botswana
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Kathleen M Powis, Sajini Souda, Shahin Lockman, Gbolahan Ajibola, Kara Bennett, Jean Leidner, Michael D Hughes, Sikhulile Moyo, Erik van Widenfelt, Haruna B Jibril, Joseph Makhema, Max Essex, Roger L Shapiro
INTRODUCTION: Despite declining risk of vertical HIV transmission, prophylactic cotrimoxazole (CTX) remains widely used to reduce morbidity and mortality in the event of HIV infection among exposed infants, with an inherent risk of conferring commensal antimicrobial resistance. Using data from a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of infant CTX prophylaxis, we sought to quantify emergence of antibiotic resistance. METHODS: HIV-exposed uninfected infants enrolled in the Botswana Mpepu study were randomized to prophylactic CTX or placebo between 14 and 34 days of life and continued through 15 months...
November 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117430/biological-false-positive-venereal-disease-research-laboratory-test-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-the-diagnosis-of-neurosyphilis-a-case-control-study
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S Zheng, R J Lin, Y H Chan, Ccl Ngan
BACKGROUND: There is no clear consensus on the diagnosis of neurosyphilis. The Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has traditionally been considered the gold standard for diagnosing neurosyphilis, but is widely known to be insensitive. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we compared the clinical and laboratory characteristics of true positive VDRL-CSF cases with biological false positive VDRL-CSF cases. METHODS: We retrospectively identified cases of true and false positive VDRL-CSF across a 3-year period received by the Immunology and Serology Laboratory, Singapore General Hospital...
November 8, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090453/cross-sectional-study-of-treponema-pallidum-pcr-in-diagnosis-of-primary-and-secondary-syphilis
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Miguel Costa-Silva, Daniel Coutinho, Joana Sobrinho-Simões, Filomena Azevedo, Carmen Lisboa
BACKGROUND: Syphilis remains a major challenge and a complex diagnosis. We aim to evaluate the role of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in Treponema pallidum (Tp) detection in various types of biological samples in the diagnosis of early syphilis. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study including all attendees of the STI clinic with clinical suspicion of early syphilis. One or more specimens for the detection of Tp by PCR testing were collected. RESULTS: The overall sensitivity of Tp PCR test was 82...
October 31, 2017: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072445/integrated-graphene-oxide-purification-lateral-flow-test-strips-igop-lfts-for-direct-detection-of-pcr-products-with-enhanced-sensitivity-and-specificity
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Shanglin Li, Yin Gu, Yi Lyu, Yan Jiang, Peng Liu
An integrated graphene oxide purification-lateral flow test strip (iGOP-LFTS) was developed for on-strip purifying and visually detecting polymerase chain reaction (PCR) products with an improved sensitivity as well as a more stringent specificity. PCR products amplified with a pair of biotin- and digoxin-labeled primers were directly pipetted onto GO pads, on which graphene oxide selectively adsorbed residual primers and primer-dimers with the aid of a running buffer containing MgCl2 and Tween 20. By stacking up three GO pads to increase the surface area for adsorption, 83...
November 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069759/diagnosis-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-with-serum-cell-free-dna-in-non-hiv-infected-immunocompromised-patients
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Dong Wang, Yang Hu, Ting Li, Heng-Mo Rong, Zhao-Hui Tong
Conventional respiratory tract specimens, such as bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and induced sputum for diagnosing Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) in immunocompromised patients are difficult to obtain. Besides, bronchoscopy is an invasive procedure that carries the risk of causing rapidly progressive respiratory insufficiency. By contrast, serum cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is easy to obtain and has been proven useful in diagnosing cancer, pregnancy associated complications, parasite infection and sepsis...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982042/evaluation-of-clinical-sensitivity-and-specificity-of-hepatitis-b-virus-hbv-hepatitis-c-virus-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-1-by-cobas-mpx-detection-of-occult-hbv-infection-in-an-hbv-endemic-area
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Jihye Ha, Younhee Park, Hyon-Suk Kim
BACKGROUND: Transfusion-transmitted infectious diseases remain a major concern for blood safety, particularly with hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Nucleic acid testing (NAT) in donor screening shortens the serologically negative window period and reduces virus transmission. The cobas MPX (Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Branchburg, New Jersey) is a recently developed multiplex qualitative PCR system that enables the simultaneous detection of HBV, HCV, and HIV with improved sensitivity and throughput using cobas 6800 and 8800 instruments...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981637/rates-of-virological-suppression-and-drug-resistance-in-adult-hiv-1-positive-patients-attending-primary-healthcare-facilities-in-kwazulu-natal-south-africa
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Gillian M Hunt, E Kainne Dokubo, Simbarashe Takuva, Tulio de Oliveira, Johanna Ledwaba, Nomathemba Dube, Pravi Moodley, Jennifer Sabatier, Varough Deyde, Lynn Morris, Elliot Raizes
Background: KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Province in South Africa has the highest HIV disease burden in the country, with an estimated population prevalence of 24.7%. A pilot sentinel surveillance project was undertaken in KZN to classify the proportion of adult patients failing first-line ART and to describe the patterns of drug resistance mutations (DRMs) in patients with virological failure (VF). Methods: Cross-sectional surveillance of acquired HIV drug resistance was conducted in 15 sentinel ART clinics between August and November 2013...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950841/self-collected-vaginal-sampling-for-the-detection-of-genital-human-papillomavirus-hpv-using-carehpv-among-ghanaian-women
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Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Florencia Djigma, Anna Hayfron-Benjamin, Latif Abdul, Jacques Simpore, Philippe Mayaud
BACKGROUND: Detection of genital HPV DNA is recommended as an important strategy for modern cervical cancer screening. Challenges include access to services, the reliance on cervical samples taken by clinicians, and patient's preference regarding provider gender. The objective of this research was to determine the acceptability, feasibility and performance of alternative self-collected vaginal samples for HPV detection among Ghanaian women. METHODS: A comparative frequency-matched study was conducted in a systematic (1:5) sample of women attending HIV and outpatient clinics in the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Ghana...
September 26, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919833/conventional-culture-versus-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests-for-screening-of-urethral-neisseria-gonorrhea-infection-among-asymptomatic-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Jiratha Budkaew, Bandit Chumworathayi, Chamsai Pientong, Tipaya Ekalaksananan
BACKGROUND: Many methods are used to detect urethral Neisseria gonorrhea (NG) infection among asymptomatic men who have sex with men (MSM). The objective of this study was to define the performance of conventional culture compared to real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for diagnosis of asymptomatic urethral gonorrhea among MSM. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 147 clinical specimens for NG testing from asymptomatic participants were evaluated. MSM >18 years old who consented to undergo urethral swab and collection of urine samples from two clinics (one was the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) mobile clinic and the second was the antiretroviral clinic) located in Khon Kaen, Thailand, were recruited...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919338/diagnostic-accuracy-of-xpert-mtb-rif-ultra-for-tuberculous-meningitis-in-hiv-infected-adults-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Nathan C Bahr, Edwin Nuwagira, Emily E Evans, Fiona V Cresswell, Philip V Bystrom, Adolf Byamukama, Sarah C Bridge, Ananta S Bangdiwala, David B Meya, Claudia M Denkinger, Conrad Muzoora, David R Boulware
BACKGROUND: WHO recommends Xpert MTB/RIF as initial diagnostic testing for tuberculous meningitis. However, diagnosis remains difficult, with Xpert sensitivity of about 50-70% and culture sensitivity of about 60%. We evaluated the diagnostic performance of the new Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra (Xpert Ultra) for tuberculous meningitis. METHODS: We prospectively obtained diagnostic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens during screening for a trial on the treatment of HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis in Mbarara, Uganda...
September 14, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
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