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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097694/serial-cytokine-alterations-and-abnormal-neuroimaging-in-newborn-infants-with-encephalopathy
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Fiona M O'Hare, R William G Watson, Amanda O'Neill, Ricardo Segurado, Deirdre Sweetman, Paul Downey, Eoghan Mooney, John Murphy, Veronica Donoghue, Eleanor J Molloy
AIM: Inflammatory cytokines may play a role in the final common pathway in the pathogenesis of hypoxic-ischaemic injury in experimental models. We aimed to profile the systemic pro- and anti-inflammatory response over the first week of life in term infants at risk of neonatal encephalopathy. METHOD: In a tertiary referral university neonatal intensive care unit, serial blood samples were analysed from 41 term infants (requiring resuscitation at birth) in this prospective observational pilot study...
January 17, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092597/role-of-probiotics-in-nutrition-and-health-of-small-ruminants
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M M Abd El-Tawab, I M I Youssef, H A Bakr, G C Fthenakis, N D Giadinis
Small ruminants represent an important economic source in small farm systems and agriculture. Feed is the main component of livestock farming, which has gained special attention to improve animal performance. Many studies have been done to improve feed utilisation through addition of feed additives. For a long period, antibiotics have been widely used as growth promoters in livestock diets. Due to their ban in many countries, search for alternative feed additives has been intensified. Probiotics are one of these alternatives recognised to be safe to the animals...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092212/systemic-medications-used-in-treatment-of-common-dermatological-conditions-safety-profile-with-respect-to-pregnancy-breast-feeding-and-content-in-seminal-fluid
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S M Brown, K A Aljefri, R Waas, P J Hampton
: Prescribing for pregnant or lactating patients and male patients wishing to father children can be a difficult area for dermatologists. There is a lack of review articles of commonly used systemic medications in dermatology with respect to their effects on developing embryogenesis and their potential transfer across the placenta, in breast milk and in seminal fluid. This paper aims to provide an up to date summary of evidence to better equip dermatologists to inform patients about the effects of systemic medications commonly used in dermatology to treat conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and acne, on current and future embryogenesis and fertility...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081328/cytomegalovirus-hepatitis-in-49-pediatric-patients-with-normal-immunity
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Hasan Tezer, Saliha Kanık Yüksek, Belgin Gülhan, Aslı Nur Özkaya Parlakay, Ceyda Tuna Kırsaçlıoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) hepatitis is generally asymptomatic or rarely can lead to severe complications in immunocompetent hosts. This study aims to evaluate CMV hepatitis in immunocompetent young children, which is discussed relatively rarely in the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 49 pediatric patients with CMV hepatitis from January 2005 to December 2010 was performed. RESULTS: The median age of the patients was 5...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069750/the-neonatal-window-of-opportunity-setting-the-stage-for-life-long-host-microbial-interaction-and-immune-homeostasis
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Natalia Torow, Mathias W Hornef
The existence of a neonatal window was first highlighted by epidemiological studies that revealed the particular importance of this early time in life for the susceptibility to immune-mediated diseases in humans. Recently, the first animal studies emerged that present examples of early-life exposure-triggered persisting immune events, allowing a detailed analysis of the factors that define this particular time period. The enteric microbiota and the innate and adaptive immune system represent prime candidates that impact on the pathogenesis of immune-mediated diseases and are known to reach a lasting homeostatic equilibrium following a dynamic priming period after birth...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060871/a-neonatal-murine-model-of-mrsa-pneumonia
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Elizabeth A Fitzpatrick, Dahui You, Bishwas Shrestha, David Siefker, Vivek S Patel, Nikki Yadav, Sridhar Jaligama, Stephania A Cormier
Pneumonia due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in infants particularly following lower respiratory tract viral infections such as Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). However, the mechanisms by which co-infection of infants by MRSA and RSV cause increased lung pathology are unknown. Because the infant immune system is qualitatively and quantitatively different from adults we developed a model of infant MRSA pneumonia which will allow us to investigate the effects of RSV co-infection on disease severity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057934/the-driving-force-of-prophages-and-crispr-cas-system-in-the-evolution-of-cronobacter-sakazakii
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Haiyan Zeng, Jumei Zhang, Chensi Li, Tengfei Xie, Na Ling, Qingping Wu, Yingwang Ye
Cronobacter sakazakii is an important foodborne pathogens causing rare but life-threatening diseases in neonates and infants. CRISPR-Cas system is a new prokaryotic defense system that provides adaptive immunity against phages, latter play an vital role on the evolution and pathogenicity of host bacteria. In this study, we found that genome sizes of C. sakazakii strains had a significant positive correlation with total genome sizes of prophages. Prophages contributed to 16.57% of the genetic diversity (pan genome) of C...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045974/neonatal-immunization-with-a-single-il-4-antigen-dose-induces-increased-antibody-responses-after-challenge-infection-with-equine-herpesvirus-type-1-ehv-1-at-weanling-age
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Bettina Wagner, Gillian Perkins, Susanna Babasyan, Heather Freer, Alison Keggan, Laura B Goodman, Amy Glaser, Sigurbjorg Torsteinsdóttir, Vilhjálmur Svansson, Sigríður Björnsdóttir
Neonatal foals respond poorly to conventional vaccines. These vaccines typically target T-helper (Th) cell dependent B-cell activation. However, Th2-cell immunity is impaired in foals during the first three months of life. In contrast, neonatal basophils are potent interleukin-4 (IL-4) producers. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel vaccine triggering the natural capacity of neonatal basophils to secrete IL-4 and to evaluate if vaccination resulted in B-cell activation and antibody production against EHV-1 glycoprotein C (gC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044379/the-lack-of-natural-processes-of-delivery-and-neonatal-intensive-care-treatment-lead-to-impaired-cytokine-responses-later-in-life
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Maria-Viola Martikainen, Leea Keski-Nisula, Hermina Jakupović, Anne M Karvonen, Juha Pekkanen, Maija-Riitta Hirvonen, Marjut Roponen
PROBLEM: Birth-related factors and neonatal treatments could affect the maturation of immune system and thus have lasting effects on immune responses. We investigated the effect of obstetric factors other than being born by cesarean section on immune responses later in life. METHOD OF STUDY: Regulatory, inflammatory, TH1 and TH2 cytokines, and a chemokine were analyzed in unstimulated and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) 2-, 3-, and 4-stimulated PBMCs of teenagers born by cesarean delivery (CD; N=79)...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041661/constant-light-exposure-impairs-immune-tolerance-development-in-mice
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Hiromi Mizutani, Risa Tamagawa-Mineoka, Yoichi Minami, Kazuhiro Yagita, Norito Katoh
BACKGROUND: An intrinsic daily physiological rhythm called circadian rhythm has been indicated to affect the immune system and its related diseases. Immune tolerance development is closely associated with the onset of immunological disorders. However, the effect of circadian rhythm in the mechanisms of immune tolerance development has not yet been fully understood. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of circadian rhythm disruption on the development of immune tolerance by the perturbation of light environment, using a mouse model of neonatally induced cutaneous tolerance...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034872/fetal-and-adult-progenitors-give-rise-to-unique-populations-of-cd8-t-cells
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Jocelyn Wang, Erin M Wissink, Neva B Watson, Norah L Smith, Andrew Grimson, Brian D Rudd
During the ontogeny of the mammalian immune system, distinct lineages of cells arise from fetal and adult hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) during specific stages of development. However, in some cases, the same immune cell type is produced by both HSC populations, resulting in the generation of phenotypically similar cells with distinct origins and divergent functional properties. In this report, we demonstrate that neonatal CD8(+) T cells preferentially become short-lived effectors and adult CD8(+) T cells selectively form long-lived memory cells after infection because they are derived from distinct progenitor cells...
December 29, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028291/contaminated-milk-is-a-common-cause-of-necrotising-enterocolitis-a-hypothesis
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N Y Boo
Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) is the most commonly acquired gastrointestinal disease of neonates, particularly the very preterm (gestation <32 weeks) and/or very low birth weight (<1500g). It is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Despite improvement in neonatal care and increased use of expressed breast milk (EBM), the incidence remains high in many neonatal intensive care units (NICU), and even shows increasing trend in some countries. Numerous studies have pointed to the infective nature of NEC...
December 2016: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008331/a-meningococcal-outer-membrane-vesicle-vaccine-incorporating-genetically-attenuated-endotoxin-dissociates-inflammation-from-immunogenicity
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David J Dowling, Holly Sanders, Wing Ki Cheng, Sweta Joshi, Spencer Brightman, Ilana Bergelson, Carlo Pietrasanta, Simon D van Haren, Sandra van Amsterdam, Jeffrey Fernandez, Germie P J M van den Dobbelsteen, Ofer Levy
BACKGROUND: Group B Neisseria meningitidis, an endotoxin-producing Gram-negative bacterium, causes the highest incidence of group B meningococcus (MenB) disease in the first year of life. The Bexsero vaccine is indicated in Europe from 8 weeks of age. Endotoxin components of outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) or soluble lipopolysaccharide (LPS) represent a potential source of inflammation and residual reactogenicity. The purpose of this study was to compare novel candidate MenB vaccine formulations with licensed vaccines, including Bexsero, using age-specific human in vitro culture systems...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999698/necrotizing-retinitis-secondary-to-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-associated-with-severe-combined-immunodeficiency
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Pehmen Yasin Ozcan, Hasan Tolga Celik, Kenan Sonmez, Melda Celik
A 20-day-old male infant who was born at 39 weeks of gestation was admitted to neonatal intensive care unit due to severe respiratory insufficiency. In retinal examination, peripheric retinal white-black color areas that correspond to necrotizing retinitis, moderate vitritis, macular and optic nerve head involvement, vascular leakage, and sheathing indicating perivasculitis were revealed. Despite the fact that CMV specific IgM was undetectable, CMV DNA with high viral load was found in his blood sample by means of real-time polymerase chain reaction assay...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997265/plasma-lactoferrin-levels-in-newborn-preterm-infants-with-sepsis
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Lidia Decembrino, Mara DeAmici, Annalisa De Silvestri, Paolo Manzoni, Piermichele Paolillo, Mauro Stronati
INTRODUCTION: Lactoferrin (Lf) is one of the major proteins of all exocrine secretions with a role in the antinfective process. Our aim was to evaluate how plasma Fl levels may change in response to infection in newborn preterm infants. METHODS: A total of 15 (8 females, 7 males) newborn preterm infants with a postnatal age >72 h of life, underwent to blood culture and others markers of infection, for suspected sepsis, were enrolled in the study. RESULTS: We found that Lf serum concentration was significantly lowest in four neonates (26...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993995/in-neonates-s100a8-s100a9-alarmins-prevent-the-expansion-of-a-specific-inflammatory-monocyte-population-promoting-septic-shock
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Anna S Heinemann, Sabine Pirr, Beate Fehlhaber, Lara Mellinger, Johanna Burgmann, Mandy Busse, Marco Ginzel, Judith Friesenhagen, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede, Thomas Ulas, Constantin S von Kaisenberg, Johannes Roth, Thomas Vogl, Dorothee Viemann
The high susceptibility of newborn infants to sepsis is ascribed to an immaturity of the neonatal immune system, but the molecular mechanisms remain unclear. Newborn monocytes massively release the alarmins S100A8/S100A9. In adults, these are major regulators of immunosuppressive myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). We investigated whether S100A8/S100A9 cause an expansion of monocytic MDSCs (Mo-MDSCs) in neonates, thereby contributing to an immunocompromised state. Mo-MDSCs have been assigned to CD14(+)/human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DR(-)(/low)/CD33(+) monocytes in humans and to CD11b(+)/Gr-1(int)/Ly6G(-)/Ly6C(hi) cells in mice...
December 19, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988883/surveillance-of-adverse-events-after-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-in-pregnant-women-and-their-infants-in-the-vaccine-adverse-event-reporting-system-july-2010-may-2016
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Pedro Moro, Jane Baumblatt, Paige Lewis, Janet Cragan, Naomi Tepper, Maria Cano
INTRODUCTION: Routine immunization of pregnant women with seasonal inactivated influenza vaccines (IIVs) is recommended in all trimesters of pregnancy. A review of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) during 1990-2009 did not find any unexpected patterns of pregnancy complications or fetal outcomes after administration of IIV or live attenuated influenza vaccines (LAIVs). During the 2009-2010 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) vaccination campaign, a study noted that the number of VAERS reports from pregnant women who received the H1N1 2009 inactivated monovalent vaccine (n = 288) increased compared with 1990-2009 seasonal IIV pregnancy reports (n = 148)...
December 17, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956844/helminth-infection-during-pregnancy-insights-from-evolutionary-ecology
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REVIEW
Aaron D Blackwell
Helminths are parasitic nematodes and trematodes, grouped together because of morphological similarities and commonalities in the effects infections have on hosts. These include complications such as anemia and biasing of immune responses, which can alter susceptibility for other diseases. For pregnant women, these complications might have implications for pregnancy outcomes or neonatal health. Here, I review studies of helminth infections during pregnancy, and ask the following questions: Do helminths affect maternal health or pregnancy outcomes? Are there consequences of maternal infection for infants? What are the effects of antihelminth treatment during pregnancy? The evidence suggests that the answers to these questions depend on the particular helminth species in question, maternal nutritional status, and the presence or absence of comorbid infection with other species, such as malaria...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941592/pathological-role-and-diagnostic-value-of-endogenous-host-defense-peptides-in-adult-and-neonatal-sepsis-a-systematic-review
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Jeffery Ho, Lin Zhang, Xiaodong Liu, Sunny H Wong, Maggie H T Wang, Benson W M Lau, Shirley P C Ngai, Hung Chan, Gordon Choi, Czarina C H Leung, Wai T Wong, Sharon Tsang, Tony Gin, Jun Yu, Matthew T V Chan, William K K Wu
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a systemic host response to an infection leading to organ failure. This is associated with dynamic expression of endogenous host defense peptides. Dysregulation of these peptides is associated with septic morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We performed a systematic search of articles indexed in Pubmed, ISI Web of Knowledge, EmBase and Scopus database from inception to October 2016. Both preclinical and clinical studies investigating the role of host defense peptides in pathogenesis and as biomarkers for sepsis were included...
December 9, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931536/advances-in-atopic-dermatitis-in-2015
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REVIEW
Takashi Nomura, Kenji Kabashima
This review aims to highlight recently published articles on atopic dermatitis (AD). Updated are the insights into epidemiology, pathology, diagnostics, and therapy. Epidemiologic studies have revealed a positive correlation between AD and systemic conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and neonatal adiposity. Pathologic findings highlight the involvement of novel barrier factors (desmoplakin and claudin), novel immune cell subsets (pathogenic effector TH2 cells and group 2 innate lymphoid cells), and differential skewing of helper T cells (eg, TH17 dominance in Asians with AD)...
December 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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