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BACKGROUND The management of spinal stenosis by surgery has increased rapidly in the past two decades, however, there is still controversy regarding the efficacy of surgery for this condition. Our aim was to investigate the efficacy and comparative effectiveness of surgery in the management of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. METHODS Electronic(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to systematically evaluate the efficacy of commonly used non-surgical treatments in acute care of adults with osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). METHODS A systematic approach was used to search eight electronic databases for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) examining analgesic medications, passive(More)
Morel's disease caused by Staphylococcus aureus subsp. anaerobius was diagnosed for the first time in Poland in October 2006 in a goat flock. A second infected flock was found two months later. The course of the disease in both flocks was observed for 15-17 months. Clinical manifestation was confined to abscesses located near major superficial lymph nodes,(More)
Trueperella pyogenes is an opportunistic pathogen causing suppurative infections in livestock and wild animals. Although this bacterium is known for a long time, our knowledge about its pathogenicity is still insufficient. In this study the relationships between antimicrobial resistance profiles, distribution of virulence factor genes and the origin of T.(More)
Phenotypic approaches based on metabolic and biological characteristics of Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis have been limited due to insufficient discrimination between closely related isolates. In this paper we present performance and convenience of three molecular typing methods: BOX-PCR, random amplification of polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and amplification(More)
Examination of colonic enterocytes inoculate with pure culture of S. hyodysenteriae by phase-contrast microscopy revealed that only few spirochaetes adhere to epithelial cells. S. hyodysenteriae was observed to be highly motile, showed corkscrew-like movement which might suggest that bacteria were trying to penetrate and damaged the host cells. The pattern(More)
Principal aim of this study was to examine fecal samples from pigs suffering from diarrhea for the presence of Lawsonia intracellularis, Brachyspira hyodysenteriae and Brachyspira pilosicoli. The molecular techniques such as PCR and nested PCR were employed to detect the presence of p78 fragment of genomic DNA specific for Lawsonia intracellularis as well(More)
Rhodococcus equi is now considered an emerging zoonotic pathogen. Sources and routes of human infection remain unclear but foodborne transmission seems to be the most probable way. Strains of pig or bovine type are most often isolated from human cases and moreover R. equi is present in submaxillary lymph nodes of apparently healthy pigs and wild boars(More)
We have evaluated 102 Staphylococcus intermedius isolates of canine origin for susceptibility to antimicrobial primary agents, i.e. penicillin, amoxicillin, amoxicillin with clavulanic acid, cefuroxime, trimethoprim/sulfonamides, neomycin, streptomycin, gentamicin, norfloxacin, tetracycline, vancomycin, erythromycin and secondary agents, i.e.,(More)
Rhodococcus equi is a soil saprophyte and an opportunistic pathogen causing infections in animals, and rarely in humans. The presence of R. equi in tissues and faeces of some wild animal species was demonstrated previously. In this study we characterized R. equi isolates from submaxillary lymph nodes of free-living wild boars (n=23), red deer (n=2) and roe(More)