High seroprevalence of Babesia antibodies among Borrelia burgdorferi-infected humans in Sweden

In this study, the prevalence of antibodies against two Babesia spp. was investigated in a cohort of patients that were seropositive for Borrelia (B.) burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.). Data were compared to a control group of healthy individuals. Sera were collected from 283 individuals residing in the southernmost region of Sweden, Skåne County. Almost one third of the sera were from patients with a confirmed seropositive reaction against B. burgdorferi s.l. All sera samples were assessed for IgG antibodies against Babesia (Ba.) microti and Ba. divergens by indirect fluorescent antibody (IFA) assays. Seropositive IgG titers for at least one of the Babesia spp. was significantly more common (p 
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ConclusionThe results of this investigation demonstrate for the first time the chemical composition of the hydroethanolic extract of the Ximenia Americana stem bark, your potential antiparasitic and modulatory effect. The low cytotoxic and biological potential against S. aureus open therapeutic perspectives against leishmaniosis and bacterial infections.
Source: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
DISCUSSION: We confirm hospitalization as a risk factor for dementia, with repeated hospitalizations a more important risk factor than surgery. PMID: 30777379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Alzheimers Association - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Alzheimers Dement Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 June 2019Source: Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Volume 96Author(s): Duy Phong Pham, Sangho Kim, Sehyeon Kim, Sunhwa Lee, Anh Huy Tuan Le, Jinjoo Park, Junsin YiAbstractWe demonstrate the clear advantage of a n-type hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon (n-µc-Si:H) seed layer on the optoelectronic properties and crystallisation behaviour of n-type hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon oxide (n-µc-SiOx:H) front contact layers. The presence of a non-oxidic n-µc-Si:H seed layer can reduce the thickness and refractive index of the n-µc-SiOx:H front layer significantly...
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Condition:   Open Posterior Thoracolumbar Spinal Fusion Procedure Interventions:   Drug: Tranexamic Acid Injectable Product (1000 mg intravenous bolus);   Drug: Vitamin C 250 MG Oral Tablet;   Drug: Tranexamic Acid 650Mg Tablet Sponsor:   Rush University Medical Center Not yet recruiting
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Patrik Sundstr öm, program manager of e-Health SALAR, discusses how Sweden is using technology to move healthcare from the hospital to the patient, in line with the ambitious Vision for eHealth 2025 national strategy.
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Lucy Evans, 20, was diagnosed with the brain-inflammation condition encephalitis six weeks after her delusions started and treated at Morriston Hospital in Cwmrhydyceirw, Swansea.
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CONCLUSIONS: Although the sample size is relatively small, these results suggest that P. falciparum artemisinin-resistant mutants do not exist in Brazil, thereby supporting the continuation of current treatment programs based on artemisinin-based combination therapy.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Chem. Commun., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9CC00046A, CommunicationWoochul Shin, Kang Pyo So, William F. Stickle, Cong Su, Jun Lu, Ju Li, Xiulei Ji Lithium metal anode suffers a short cycle life, and the parasitic reactions of lithium with the electrolytes are widely observed. The common sense is to avoid such reactions. Herein, we... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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Publication date: August 2019Source: Journal of Neurolinguistics, Volume 51Author(s): Andrea Schremm, Mikael Novén, Merle Horne, Mikael RollAbstractThe present electrophysiological study investigated irregular versus regular verb form processing in Swedish during reading. In line with previous results from other languages, overregularized verbs, i.e. incorrect irregular stem + regular past tense suffix combinations (e.g. *stjäl + de ‘steal + past tense’), elicited a left-lateralized negativity (LAN) relative to correct irregulars (stal ‘stole’), suggesting rule-ba...
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Ticks and the diseases they carry have long been recognized as health concerns, especially in the warmer months when ticks (and humans) are more active. Ticks wait on grass tips or shrubs to latch onto new hosts when they brush by. Most of the hosts are animals, but a few tick species do bite and feed on humans. While doing so, they can transmit bacteria and viruses through their saliva. But here’s what’s changing: Tick species are being found in a wider geographic range. The number of case reports of tick-borne illnesses is increasing. Scientists continue to identify new pathogens (bacteria and viruses that c...
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