Serological evidence of exposure to zoonotic tick-borne bacteria in pheasants (Phasianus colchicus).

CONCLUSIONS: The obtained results show that the pheasants had developed antibodies to the investigated tick-borne agents. For this reason, they seem to be involved in the epidemiology of the studied tick-borne bacteria. PMID: 28378988 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine : AAEM - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Ann Agric Environ Med Source Type: research

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Case Summary: A 61-year-old woman with ongoing tobacco use was referred to a colorectal surgery clinic after a screening colonoscopy found irregular lesions at the dentate line with biopsies revealing a high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. She reported scant bleeding and irregular bowel function, but no incontinence. She has a history of abnormal Papanicolaou tests, but has since undergone a hysterectomy and has no history of immunosuppressive treatment or HIV. She was taken for an examination under anesthesia that revealing a 2.5-cm mass in the anal canal and was biopsied. Pathological examination confirmed anal ...
Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Resident’s Corner Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Our results show that BxPNI could be considered as a risk classification factor to identify the best candidates among younger PCa patients for further treatment and may also be used for developing active surveillance (AS) selection criteria for younger PCa patients. PMID: 32930036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research
Authors: Beisland C PMID: 32930029 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that SCZ is not overrepresented among COVID-19 hospitalized patients, but SCZ is associated with excess COVID-19 mortality, confirming the existence of health disparities described in other somatic diseases. PMID: 32933762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Encephale Source Type: research
In conclusion, the present study revealed that tracheal brush cells are independent cell types based on the morphological and immunohistochemical characteristics. PMID: 32933721 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Tissue and Cell - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Tissue Cell Source Type: research
Abstract The main goal of this study was to assess the effect of different sterilization treatment for sterilization of decellularized kidney tissue. Rabbit kidneys were decellularized by the perfusion-based method using sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and Triton X-100. Then, decellularized kidney slices were prepared and sterilized by an antibiotic cocktail, PAA (0.5 %, 1% and 1.5 %), 5KG γ-irradiation and 320-480 nm UV-irradiation. Histological evaluations, DNA quantification assay, MTT assay, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), mechanical test and bacterial and fungal culture tests were performed to d...
Source: Tissue and Cell - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Tissue Cell Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our results show that the Sr-HA composite scaffolds can effectively repair bone defects and have good biodegradable properties. PMID: 32933709 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Tissue and Cell - Category: Cytology Authors: Tags: Tissue Cell Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Post-TAVI MDCT suggested an increased potential risk of impaired coronary access in more than half of patients should REDO-TAVI be required, predicted by small STJ and supra-annular device design. Furthermore, 10-20% of patients presented an increased risk of coronary obstruction. While this theoretical study is hypothesis-generating, it raises concerns that need to be further investigated and addressed before TAVI is extended to patients with longer life expectancy. PMID: 32928715 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: EuroIntervention - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: EuroIntervention Source Type: research
H, Heylen D Abstract Wild birds are frequently exposed to the zoonotic tick-borne bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.), and some bird species act as reservoirs for some Borrelia genospecies. Studying the tropism of Borrelia in the host, how it is sequestered in different organs, and whether it is maintained in circulation and/or in the host's skin is important to understand pathogenicity, infectivity to vector ticks and reservoir competency.We evaluated tissue dissemination of Borrelia in blackbirds (Turdus merula) and great tits (Parus major), naturally and experimentally infected with Borrelia genospe...
Source: Microbial Ecology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Microb Ecol Source Type: research
In this study, bird species migrating through Bulgaria were investigated as carriers of zoonotic pathogens. In total, 706 birds belonging to 46 species were checked for the presence of various bacterial pathogens (Campylobacter, Yersin ia, Salmonella, Listeria, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Francisella tularensis, Coxiella burnetii, Borrelia burgdorferi, and Brucella spp.). From 673 birds we investigated fecal samples, from the remaining 33, blood samples. We detected Campylobacter 16S rDNA gene in 1.3% of birds, but no ne were of pathogenic Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli species. Escherichia coli 1...
Source: Canadian Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research
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