Borrelia Miyamotoi: An Emerging Tick-Borne Pathogen

B. miyamotoi was detected in Ixodes scapularis ticks in Connecticut in 2001 [2], but the first human case in the United States was not reported until 2013 [3]. Unlike with Lyme disease, patients in the United States with B. miyamotoi infections typically do not have skin lesions and instead present with a non-specific febrile illness, potentially associated with leukopenia, thrombocytopenia and elevated liver function tests [4]. Highly immunocompromised patients may develop chronic meningitis [3].
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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In this study, we evaluated the antimicrobial activity of the extracts from herbal plant Persecaria pensylvanicum’s flower, leaf, stem and root. This plant is also known by a common name Pennsylvania smartweed. The antimicrobial effect of the extracts was tested using minimimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bacteriocidal concentration (MBC) methods in comparison with tetracycline, a commercial antibiotic.ResultsWe found that extract from P. pensylvanicum kills bovine mammary glands pathogenic S. aureus strain Newbould 305. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) breakpoints for extracts from flower, l...
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionNeoSERA is produced in Japan, considered to be a negligible bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk country. We obtain adult donor bovine blood from animal less than 36 months old according to the regulation of EMA for BSE (EMA/410/01 rev.3). Using apheresis medical devices with closed disposable kits, sterile platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is collected from healthy donor bovine receiving a regular veterinary check. After stimulation and removal of coagulated fibrin by centrifugation, NeoSERA is collected in a completely closed system. To meet the scope of directives that apply to produce medicinal products from ...
Source: Cytotherapy - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
Authors: Sharma Bora N, Mazumder B, Patowary P, Kishor S, Doma Bhutia Y, Chattopadhyay P, Dwivedi SK Abstract The present study is aimed at the development of a sunscreen cream for use in high altitude areas which have been found to possess superior sun protection factor (SPF) along with remarkable antioxidant activity. The topical formulation is a standard oil-in-water emulsion of a combination of United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) approved ultraviolet filters; along with melatonin and pumpkin seed oil. The in-silico optimized formulation was characterized using established methods and the stabili...
Source: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Dev Ind Pharm Source Type: research
We present a 34-year-old woman debuted at 13 weeks gestation, with a platelet count of 19 × 109/L and petechiae. She did not respond to initial treatment with corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulin. At this point, considering the limited treatment options due to toxicity and/or teratogenesis of other drugs proven to be effective against ITP like azathioprine, rituximab, cyclophosphamide, etc. and the risk of bleeding symptoms, either from mother or fetus, we decided to begin treatment with Romiplostim (thrombopoietin receptor agonist). On reviewing the literature at this matter, only eight case...
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Authors: Tan J, Steinhoff M, Bewley A, Gieler U, Rives V Abstract Objective: To characterize rosacea features suitable for identification of high-burden (HB) subjects in clinical practice. Design: Global online survey with subjects recruited using an online panel from the United States, Canada, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany and France. Subjects self-reported a physician's diagnosis of rosacea. Measurements: HB subjects were defined as those with ≥3/4 domains (quality of life, lifestyle adaptation, time trade-off, willingness to pay) greater than the median. Group characteristics were analyzed and multivariate-l...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
People with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) who don ’t achieve adequate relief from medication and cognitive-behavioral therapy may benefit from deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS), astudy inAJP in Advancesuggests.During dTMS treatment, a cap containing coils delivers magnetic pulses to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. The study compared active dTMS treatment with sham (inactive) treatment in 87 people with OCD, with participants in the active treatment group experiencing greater improvement in symptoms at the end of treatment and at a follow-up assessment four weeks later.The study, led by Lior Carm...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: ajp in advance deep transcranial magnetic stimulation dTMS headache Lior Carmi obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale Source Type: research
In this study, to test this hypothesis on another Ceratothoa–fish relationship in different region, we examined the effects of Ceratothoa arimae on the body condition of the yellowstriped butterfish, Labracoglossa argenteiventris, a commercial fish important to local fisheries particularly in the remote islands of Tokyo, Japan. Ceratothoa arimae was found in 8 out of 23 fish examined (prevalence: 34.8%). Although infected and uninfected fish were similar in standard length, the body condition index (relative weight) of infected fish was significantly lower than that of uninfected fish. The observed weight of infected...
Source: Parasitology International - Category: Parasitology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): Caitlin Wood, Michael Muleme, Tabita Tan, Katrina Bosward, Justine Gibson, John Alawneh, Michael McGowan, Tamsin S. Barnes, John Stenos, Nigel Perkins, Simon M. Firestone, Sarah TozerAbstractThere is limited knowledge of the true prevalence and distribution of coxiellosis in dairy and beef cattle populations in Australia. For this to occur, apparent prevalence estimates need to be reliably adjusted, accounting for diagnostic sensitivity (DSe) and diagnostic specificity (DSp) of the test used. However, there are few tests availabl...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Today Theresa May confirmed what we already knew – her time as Prime Minister is over. Three years ago she came to power, promising to help those who were “just about managing”. Her time in government has been an abject failure on that score. She has done nothing to repair our broken public services and has seemed satisfied to oversee further decline in public sector funding, pay and jobs. She will not be missed by those who work in public services or those who rely on them. Meanwhile, her appalling handling of the Grenfell Tower disaster, her kowtowing to the dangerous far-r...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news
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Source: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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