When a second inactivating event appears in tumor tissue, it leads to the loss of the affected MMR protein expression and to microsatellite instability MSI 12. Gynaecological screening, which combines clinical examination, pelvic ultrasound, endometrial biopsy and in some cases hysteroscopy and serum CA measurement, is recommended, although its beneficial role has never been proved Recently, we reported the first two cases of unstable endometrial tumors detected by MSI analysis in endometrial cells collected by uterine cavity washings, suggesting that MSI analysis may be a promising screening tool in Lynch syndrome To investigate on MSI analysis in LS, we conducted a preliminary study to prove the feasibility of MSI analysis in uterine cavity washings to detect for pre-cancerous lesions, or endometrial carcinomas in LS patients.
In toxigenic culture testing, C difficile are isolated from stool by enriching for spores and inoculating the spores onto an anaerobic culture medium.
After several days of incubation, colonies are isolated and identified. Once confirmed as C difficile, strains are further tested for the B toxin TcdB and observed for cytopathic effects.
The most important risk factor for CDI is recent administration of antibiotics. Unlike toxigenic culture testing, the cell cytotoxicity neutralization assay specifically detects TcdB in stool specimens that have been suspended in the transport medium.
The suspension is filtered to separate viruses and bacteria from the toxin, and samples of the filtrate are innoculated onto tissue culture cells with or without antibodies to TcdB. The tissue cultures are incubated and observed for neutralization or cytopathic activity.
In both sets of tissue cultures with and without antibodiesthe cells inoculated with specimens negative for C difficile toxin B remain unchanged. Specimens positive for the toxin cause cytopathic changes in cultures that have no antibodies and no cytopathic changes neutralization in cultures that have the antibodies.
This test is also criticized for its turnaround time, which is 2 to 4 days. Results can be obtained quickly, in 2 to 6 hours.
Stool is diluted and added to microwells coated with toxin A and B polyclonal antibodies. In specimens positive for toxin, the complexes of toxin and antibodies remain after washing and are detected via a colorimetric reaction. Although rapid and inexpensive, performance of immunoassays varies widely.
The presence of GDH is not specific to C difficile and does not confirm the presence of a strain of C difficile. Detection of GDH, however, can be used as an initial screening assay, because lack of the enzyme in stool is strongly predictive of the absence of C difficile.
GDH-positive specimens are further investigated by using any of the other laboratory studies. Tests show either a positive or a negative result in anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. For these reasons, techniques based on real-time polymerase chain reaction are becoming the preferred diagnostic test for detection of C difficile in many institutions.
No single test or testing strategy is significantly better than others for use in the clinical care of patients. When sensitivity, specificity, and turnaround time are considered, we advocate cytotoxicity culture assay or NAAT.
Based on information from Cohen et al. In a retrospective study by Imbriaco and Balthazar 40 of patients with severe CDI, CT scans were useful in detecting signs of severe colitis: CT was also sensitive in detecting early stages of CDI, revealing colonic wall thickening greater than 4 mm with surrounding edema.
Endoscopy has also been used to help distinguish between CDI colitis and other causes of diarrhea, but with limited success. The presence of a pseudomembrane on the colonic mucosa is pathognomonic for CDI and is manifested as an elevated white-yellow plaque composed of inflammatory cells, fibrin, and other cellular debris.
Two main aspects must be considered: Early recognition of patients with suspected or diagnosed CDI is the primary step in prevention of spread. Subsequently, patients can be placed in contact precaution isolation as recommended by the Hospital Infection Control Practice Advisory Panel of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ideally, patients with CDI should be placed and kept in private rooms. Incorporation of personal protective equipment consisting of a gown and gloves is critical in providing a barrier to prevent transmission of spores.
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Spores can exist for years on surfaces, leading to transmission throughout the health care environment. Only chlorine-based disinfectants and high-concentration vaporized hydrogen peroxide are sporicidal and should be used for surface disinfection of areas used for care of patients who have C difficile.
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