Forty years of peritoneal dialysis Listeria peritonitis: Case and review.
We report a continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis (CCPD) patient who presented initially disseminated listeriosis with peritonitis. He was successfully treated with intraperitoneal and intravenous ampicillin but died unfortunately from a cardiorespiratory arrest due to food inhalation. It is the 20th case of such peritonitis mentioned among PD patients and the first reported in Belgium. This case illustrates the importance of a systematic approach to get quick diagnosis and effective antibiotic readjustment. Empiric therapy is not effective on Listeria which is naturally resistant to cephalosporins and poorly sensitive to vancomycin. Ampicillin is the first-line antibiotic. In case of penicillin allergy, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole or erythromycin can be used successfully. Identification of LM serotype has a prognostic value. PD educative programmes should recommend to avoid unpasteurized dairy products to prevent listeriosis. PMID: 33025862 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Boosting the sensitivity of in vitroβ-lactam allergy diagnostic tests. Chem Commun (Camb). 2020 Oct 14;56(80):11973-11976 Authors: Peña-Mendizabal E, Morais S, Maquieira Á Abstract The synthesis of structurally new haptens and the development of suitable antigens are essential for boosting the sensitivity of drug allergy diagnostic testing. Unprecedented structural antigens for benzylpenicillin and amoxicillin are characterised and evaluated in a cohort of 70 subjects with a turnkey solution based on consumer electronics. PMID: 33033809 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Arab JP, Dirchwolf M, Álvares-da-Silva MR, Barrera F, Benítez C, Castellanos-Fernandez M, Castro-Narro G, Chavez-Tapia N, Chiodi D, Cotrim H, Cusi K, de Oliveira CPMS, Díaz J, Fassio E, Gerona S, Girala M, Hernandez N, Marciano S, Masson W, Mendez-Sanchez N, Leite N, Lozano A, Padilla M, Panduro A, Paraná R, Parise E, Perez M, Poniachik J, Restrepo JC, Ruf A, Silva M, Tagle M, Tapias M, Torres K, Vilar-Gomez E, Costa Gil JE, Gadano A, Arrese M Abstract Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) currently represents an epidemic worldwide. NAFLD is the most frequently diagnosed chr...
Publication date: Available online 9 October 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Manuel Jorge Rial, Marcela Valverde, Victoria del Pozo, Francisco Javier González-Barcala, Carlos Martínez-Rivera, Xavier Muñoz, José María Olaguibel, Vicente Plaza, Elena Curto, Santiago Quirce, Pilar Barranco, Javier Domínguez-Ortega, Joaquin Mullol, César Picado, Antonio Valero, Irina Bobolea, Ebymar Arismendi, Paula Ribó, Joaquín Sastre
Authors: Ribero S, Quaglino P, Sottile A, Fenu P, Sapino A PMID: 33034433 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract Background: The clock drawing test (CDT) is frequently used to detect changes in cognition. Multiple scales of varying length have been published to assess performance. The aim of this study is to compare the CDT performance measured by three scales among a sample of nondemented patients on renal dialysis and identify the variables that affect performance. Methodology. This is a cross-sectional study performed at the dialysis unit at King Saud University Medical City. Eighty-nine dialysis patients performed the CDT. The CDT was scored by the methods of Rouleau et al. (RCS 10-point), Babins et al. (BCS 18-...
CONCLUSION: Our study provides additional evidence to help design allergy interventions. PMID: 33031690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractThe effect of the sulfonamide class of antibiotics, namely, trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (TMP –SMX) on growth and metabolism of a bacterial consortium isolated from an anaerobic digester of a sewage treatment plant, was investigated. The bacterial consortium was exposed to various concentrations of TMP–SMX. The results indicated that there was no effect of TMP and SMX on the bacterial co nsortium in terms of bacterial growth and carbon and nitrate removal even at the highest concentration tested at 250 mg/L. The carbon removal was more than 90%, and the nitrate removal was more than 87% in all...
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): M.R. Goldberg, M.Y. Appel, R. Nega, M.B. Levy, Naama Epstein-Rigby, L. Nachshon, A. Elizur
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Chun-Bing Chen, Kang- Ling Kuo, Chuang-Wei Wang, Chun-Wei Lu, Rosaline Chung-Yee Hui, Kun-Lin Lu, Wan-Chun Chang, Wei-Ti Chen, Fu Yun, Yu-Chuan Teng, Hua-En Lee, Jing-Yi lin, Hsin-Chun Ho, Ming-Hui Chi, Yang Yu-Wei Lin, Chee Jen Chang, Yu Lin, Cheng-Lung Ku, Shuen-Iu Hung, Ya-Ching Chang
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Annelies L. Robijn, Daniel Barker, Peter G. Gibson, Warwick B. Giles, Vicki L. Clifton, Joerg Mattes, Michael J. Peek, Helen L. Barrett, Sean K. Seeho, Leonie K. Callaway, Alistair Abbott, John Attia, Peter A. Wark, Megan E. Jensen, Vanessa E. Murphy