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Sandra Morales Ruiz, Jorge Bendezu Eguis, Ricardo Montesinos, Luis Tataje-Lavanda, Manolo Fernández-Díaz
We report here the first genome sequence of infectious laryngotracheitis virus isolated in Peru from tracheal tissues of layer chickens. The genome showed 99.98% identity to the J2 strain genome sequence. Single nucleotide polymorphisms were detected in five gene-coding sequences related to vaccine development, virus attachment, and viral immune evasion.
March 8, 2018: Genome Announcements
Bárbara Carolina Brandão, Alline de Sousa Galdino, Luciano Garcia Lourenção, Glaucia Santana Trindade, Magali Aparecida Orate Menezes da Silva, Roberta Gonçalves da Silva
OBJECTIVE: Describe and correlate bulbar functionality with laryngeal penetration and/or laryngotracheal aspiration for different food consistencies in Motor Neuron Disease (MND). METHODS: Study participants were 18 individuals diagnosed with MND regardless of the type and time of onset of disease. The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Functional Rating Scale - Revised/BR (ALSFRS-R/BR) was applied, and only the bulbar parameter, which includes speech, salivation and swallowing, was analyzed, with scores raging from 0 (disability) to 12 (normal functionality)...
March 5, 2018: CoDAS
Mohamed Sarjoon Abdul-Cader, Aruna Amarasinghe, Victor Palomino-Tapia, Hanaa Ahmed-Hassan, Khawaja Bakhtawar, Eva Nagy, Shayan Sharif, Susantha Gomis, Mohamed Faizal Abdul-Careem
Cytosine-guanosine deoxynucleotides (CpG) DNA can be delivered in ovo at embryo day (ED)18 for the stimulation of toll-like receptor (TLR)21 signaling pathway that ultimately protects chickens against a number of bacterial and viral infections. There is a dearth of information understanding the mechanisms of protection induced by in ovo delivered CpG DNA. The objective of this study was to determine the immune cell changes post-hatch following in ovo delivery of the TLR21 ligand, CpG DNA. In order to quantify changes of percentage of KUL01+, IgM+ B, cluster of differentiation (CD)4+ and CD8α+ cells, trachea, lung, duodenum, large intestine, spleen and bursa of Fabricius were collected on day 1 post-hatch...
2018: PloS One
Yuan He, Huifeng Liu, Zhi Ji, Binliang Zhu
Purpose: To report a case of surgical interventions for a patient with relapsing polychondritis who presented with late ocular complications. Observations: A 44-year-old male was diagnosed to have relapsing polychondritis on the basis of recurrent acute auricular chondritis, deformity of the ear, saddle nose deformity and painful nasal chondritis, acute ocular inflammation with conjunctivitis, episcleritis and keratouveitis, laryngotracheal chondritis, erythema nodosum in the skin, a history of polyarthritis, and abnormal blood examination findings...
April 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Adnan Ekinci, Sema Koc, Ahmet Serhat Erdoğan, Hakan Kesici
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the prophylactic effect simvastatin of and mitomycin C (MMC) on laryngeal and tracheal stenosis in tracheotomised rats by histopathological evaluation of laryngotracheal segment. Randomized prospective single-blind. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Standard vertical tracheotomy was performed on 24 rats. Then the animals were randomly divided into three groups as A, B and C. In group A 0.4 mg/day once daily mitomycin C was injected to the paratracheal region for 14 days...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Zeki Aras, Orhan Yavuz, Gökçenur Sanioğlu Gölen
Infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) is an acute respiratory disease of chickens and it is a cause of great economic loss in commercial layers. The aims of this study were to investigate the prevalence of ILT in the field outbreaks and to compare the characteristics of ILT infected and free flocks of commercial layers. A total of 625 blood serum samples were collected from 25 different layer flocks. The presence of antibodies against Infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) in each sample was determined by ELISA...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Immunoassay & Immunochemistry
Belgin Erhan, Rahsan Kemerdere, Osman Kizilkilic, Berrin Gunduz, Murat Hanci
Background: Paraplegia following thoracic spinal surgery or abdominal operations is usually attributed to spinal cord ischemia due to interruption of the segmental spinal vascular supply. Alternatively, the etiology of spinal cord ischemia following cervical surgery is less clear. Case Description: A 14-year-old male became acutely tetraplegic with a C4 sensory level and sphincteric dysfunction 12 h following surgery for tracheal stenosis due to prior intubation...
2018: Surgical Neurology International
Andrea Streng, Christiane Prifert, Benedikt Weissbrich, Andreas Sauerbrei, Ruprecht Schmidt-Ott, Johannes G Liese
BACKGROUND: Limited data on the influenza burden in pediatric outpatients are available, especially regarding direct comparison of the co-circulating (sub)types A(H1N1)pdm09, A(H3N2) and B. METHODS: Children 1-5 years of age, unvaccinated against influenza and presenting with febrile acute respiratory infections (ARI), were enrolled in 33 paediatric practices in Germany from 2013-2015 (January-May). Influenza was confirmed by multiplex PCR from pharyngeal swabs and (sub)typed...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Thomas Schweiger, Konrad Hoetzenecker, Imme Roesner, Berit Schneider-Stickler, Doris-Maria Denk-Linnert, Walter Klepetko
OBJECTIVES: Bilateral vocal fold paralysis (VFP) is a severe complication after laryngotracheal (LT) surgery. The reduced glottic opening leads to significant respiratory distress immediately after the operation and requires the placement of a tracheostomy in most cases. Patients with a pre-existing unilateral VFP or expected recurrent nerve resection are at the highest risk for glottic failure. These patients might benefit from a pre-emptive glottic enlargement before LT surgery. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients who received a pre-emptive glottis enlargement before LT surgery at the Medical University of Vienna from October 2011 to December 2016...
February 1, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Adil Aldhahrani, Jason Powell, Shameem Ladak, Mahmoud Ali, Simi Ali, Bernard Verdon, Jeffrey Pearson, Chris Ward
OBJECTIVE: Gastroesophageal reflux is thought to be a risk factor for laryngotracheal stenosis. Bile acids are a component of gastric refluxate and have previously been implicated in the development of fibrosis in other airway subsites. There is clear evidence that bile acids reflux into the upper airway. We therefore investigated the potential role of bile acids in the pathophysiology of laryngotracheal fibrosis and stenosis, specifically investigating the highly conserved process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
February 5, 2018: Laryngoscope
Hamdi Taşlı, Hakan Birkent, Mustafa Gerek
Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a rare autoimmune and inflammatory disease, particularly characterized by recurrent inflammation of the hyaline cartilage. Laryngotracheal involvement in RP is the most serious complication that is observed in 50% of the patients and may lead to a life-threatening condition. The most common cause of death is laryngotracheal stenosis associated with lung infections or severe respiratory insufficiency that may be observed in 10%-50% of the patients. In this study, three RP patients comprising a child with isolated laryngotracheal stenosis have been presented...
June 2017: Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
Arianne Brown Jordan, Victor Gongora, Dane Hartley, Christopher Oura
Viral pathogens cause devastating economic losses in poultry industries worldwide. The Caribbean region, which boasts some of the highest rates of poultry consumption in the world, is no exception. This review summarizes evidence for the circulation and spread of eight high-priority, economically important poultry viruses across the Caribbean region. Avian influenza virus (AIV), infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), Newcastle disease virus (NDV), infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV), avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), fowl adenovirus group 1 (FADV Gp1), and egg drop syndrome virus (EDSV) were selected for review...
January 26, 2018: Veterinary Sciences
Juan A March, Theresa E Tassey, Noel B Resurreccion, Roberto C Portela, Stephen E Taylor
BACKGROUND: When working in a tactical environment there are several different airway management options that exist. One published manuscript suggests that when compared to endotracheal intubation, the King LT laryngotracheal airway (KA) device minimizes time to successful tube placement and minimizes exposure in a tactical environment. However, comparison of two different blind insertion supraglottic airway devices in a tactical environment has not been performed. This study compared the I-Gel airway (IGA) to the KA in a simulated tactical environment, to determine if one device is superior in minimizing exposure and minimizing time to successful tube placement...
January 24, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
Andrew T Day, Erika Rivera, Janice L Farlow, Christine G Gourin, Brian Nussenbaum
Objective To bring attention to the epidemiology, prevention, management, and consequences of surgical fires in otolaryngology by reviewing the literature. Data Sources PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Scopus. Review Methods Comprehensive search terms were developed, and searches were performed from data source inception through August 2016. A total of 4506 articles were identified; 2351 duplicates were removed; and 2155 titles and abstracts were independently reviewed. Reference review was also performed...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Guillaume Croville, Charlotte Foret, Pauline Heuillard, Alexis Senet, Mattias Delpont, Mohammed Mouahid, Mariette F Ducatez, Faouzi Kichou, Jean-Luc Guerin
Respiratory syndromes (RS) are among the most significant pathological conditions in food animals and are caused by complex coactions of pathogens and environmental factors. In poultry, low pathogenic avian Influenza A viruses, metapneumoviruses, infectious bronchitis virus, infectious laryngotracheitis virus, Mycoplasma spp. Escherichia coli and/or Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale (ORT) in turkeys, are considered as key co-infectious agents of respiratory syndromes. Aspergillus sp., Pasteurella multocida, Avibacterium paragallinarum or Chlamydia psittaci may also be involved in respiratory outbreaks...
January 19, 2018: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
Christine M Pauken, Richard Heyes, David G Lott
The larynx sometimes requires repair and reconstruction due to cancer resection, trauma, stenosis, or developmental disruptions. Bioengineering has provided some scaffolding materials and initial attempts at tissue engineering, especially of the trachea, have been made. The critical issues of providing protection, maintaining a patent airway, and controlling swallowing and phonation, require that the regenerated laryngotracheal cartilages must have mechanical and material properties that closely mimic native tissue...
January 1, 2018: Cartilage
Pierre Fayoux, Martin Morisse, Rony Sfeir, Laurent Michaud, Sam Daniel
OBJECTIVE: Esophageal atresia (EA) is the most common congenital esophageal malformation. Airway pathology, in particular, tracheomalacia and laryngotracheal anomalies is a major cause of morbidity and mortalilty in patients with EA. The aim of this study was to report the incidence and type of laryngotracheal anomalies seen in a large series of patients with EA, and to evaluate their impact on the management of children with EA. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study...
January 4, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Arianne Brown Jordan, Jamie Sookhoo, Lemar Blake, Paul Crooks, Zul Mohammed, Judy Molawatti-Bisnath, Christine V F Carrington, Christopher A L Oura
Viruses affecting poultry cause significant levels of disease leading to severe economic losses among poultry farmers worldwide. The Americas region continues to be vulnerable to the spread of poultry viruses across the continents and Caribbean island chains. In Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) there is limited information on the viruses circulating in poultry. Many flock are vulnerable to infection and there are occasional outbreaks of disease resulting in high levels of morbidity and mortality. This study aims to identify important viruses of poultry circulating in T&T through a broad-based surveillance approach...
January 1, 2018: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
Irit Davidson, Amira Natour-Altory, Israel Raibstein, Eitan Kin, Yaad Dahan, Haim Krispin, Nati Elkin
Protection against diseases caused by the avian viruses, Marek's disease, Infectious laryngotracheitis, chicken anemia and turkey meningoencephalitis is achieved by live vaccines. The application quality is important to assure proper uptake in commercial flocks. We describe a novel evaluation method for the vaccination process by sequential monitoring the vaccine viruses in feathers. Feather collection is easy, non-invasive and non-lethal for the birds, therefore advantageous for monitoring purposes. To demonstrate the vaccine virus presence, an innovative assay of nested real-time amplification was approached because vaccine viruses presence in vivo is less abundant comparing to virulent wild-type isolates...
December 26, 2017: Vaccine
Pallavi Gaur, Pravin Ubale, Prashant Khadanga
Background and Objective: We wished to compare the endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff pressure inflated with air or alkalinized lignocaine during anesthesia and evaluate clinical symptoms such as coughing and sore throat (postoperative sore throat [POST]) following tracheal extubation. Materials and Methods: This was a prospective randomized controlled study conducted in a tertiary care set up over a period of 1 year. We included 100 patients in age group of 18-65 years posted for elective surgeries of duration more than 90 min under general anesthesia with N2 O-O2 mixture...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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