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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908697/clostridium-difficile-carriage-in-adult-cystic-fibrosis-cf-implications-for-patients-with-cf-and-the-potential-for-transmission-of-nosocomial-infection
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D G Burke, M J Harrison, C Fleming, M McCarthy, C Shortt, I Sulaiman, D M Murphy, J A Eustace, F Shanahan, C Hill, C Stanton, M C Rea, R P Ross, B J Plant
Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic Gram-positive, spore-forming, toxin-producing bacillus transmitted among humans through the faecal-oral route. Despite increasing carriage rates and the presence of C. difficile toxin in stool, patients with CF rarely appear to develop typical manifestations of C. difficile infection (CDI). In this study, we examined the carriage, toxin production, ribotype distribution and antibiotic susceptibility of C. difficile in a cohort of 60 adult patients with CF who were pre-lung transplant...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901003/fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-gene-amplification-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Jian-Long Miao, Rui-Juan Liu, Jin-Hua Zhou, Shu-Hua Meng
OBJECTIVE: To review the prevalence and prognostic significance of fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) amplification and to establish an association between FGFR1 amplification and the clinical characteristics of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). DATA SOURCES: We searched PubMed for English-language studies published between January 2010 and May 2016. STUDY SELECTION: We included all relevant articles, with no limitation of study design...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898452/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-malnutrition-in-developing-countries
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Inderpaul S Sehgal, Sahajal Dhooria, Ritesh Agarwal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disorder characterized by progressive, poorly reversible airflow limitation. In addition to its pulmonary manifestations, COPD is also associated with several systemic expressions including anemia, osteoporosis, coronary artery disease, and malnutrition. In COPD, malnutrition is a consequence of reduced nutritional intake and muscle loss, further compounded by systemic inflammation. In the developing world, malnutrition is a significant problem by itself, even without any systemic illness...
November 24, 2016: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896639/seom-clinical-guideline-for-bone-metastases-from-solid-tumours-2016
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C Grávalos, C Rodríguez, A Sabino, M Á Seguí, J A Virizuela, A Carmona, J Cassinello, D Isla, C Jara, M Martín
Bone metastases are common in many advanced solid tumours, being breast, prostate, thyroid, lung, and renal cancer the most prevalent. Bone metastases can produce skeletal-related events (SREs), defined as pathological fracture, spinal cord compression, need of bone irradiation or need of bone surgery, and hypercalcaemia. Patients with bone metastases experience pain, functional impairment and have a negative impact on their quality of life. Several imaging techniques are available for diagnosis of this disease...
November 28, 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894259/genomic-signatures-of-mannheimia-haemolytica-that-associate-with-the-lungs-of-cattle-with-respiratory-disease-an-integrative-conjugative-element-and-antibiotic-resistance-genes
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Michael L Clawson, Robert W Murray, Michael T Sweeney, Michael D Apley, Keith D DeDonder, Sarah F Capik, Robert L Larson, Brian V Lubbers, Brad J White, Theodore S Kalbfleisch, Gennie Schuller, Aaron M Dickey, Gregory P Harhay, Michael P Heaton, Carol G Chitko-McKown, Dayna M Brichta-Harhay, James L Bono, Timothy P L Smith
BACKGROUND: Mannheimia haemolytica typically resides in cattle as a commensal member of the upper respiratory tract microbiome. However, some strains can invade their lungs and cause respiratory disease and death, including those with multi-drug resistance. A nucleotide polymorphism typing system was developed for M. haemolytica from the genome sequences of 1133 North American isolates, and used to identify genetic differences between isolates from the lungs and upper respiratory tract of cattle with and without clinical signs of respiratory disease...
November 29, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891060/human-metapneumovirus-in-the-preterm-neonate-current-perspectives
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Nathalie L Maitre, John V Williams
Premature birth (<37 weeks gestation) occurs in ~11% of all births in the US. These infants are at risk of chronic lung disease and respiratory conditions, including bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Respiratory viruses are important causes of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in preterm infants, leading to rehospitalization, increased health care burden, and long-term morbidity. Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a paramyxovirus discovered in 2001 that is related to respiratory syncytial virus. Epidemiologic studies show that HMPV is a leading cause of ARI in children and adults worldwide...
2016: Research and Reports in Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890977/health-and-socioeconomic-status-of-the-elderly-people-living-in-hilly-areas-of-pakhribas-kosi-zone-nepal
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Ankit Amar Gupta, Amrit Kumar Lall, Aditi Das, Anshu Saurav, Abnish Nandan, Deepa Shah, Anand Agrahari, Deepak Kumar Yadav
BACKGROUND: The rising geriatric population is facing significant health and social problems in the developing world that are impacting the quality of their lives. OBJECTIVE: The study describes the general health status and the socioeconomic characteristics of the elderly people of Pakhribas village development committee (VDC) of Eastern Nepal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out targeting the people aged 60 years and above in the sample area using a semi-structured questionnaire and convenient sampling to get the required sample size...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886849/prevalence-and-burden-of-comorbidities-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Alexandru Corlateanu, Serghei Covantev, Alexander G Mathioudakis, Victor Botnaru, Nikolaos Siafakas
The classical definition of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as a lung condition characterized by irreversible airway obstruction is outdated. The systemic involvement in patients with COPD, as well as the interactions between COPD and its comorbidities, justify the description of chronic systemic inflammatory syndrome. The pathogenesis of COPD is closely linked with aging, as well as with cardiovascular, endocrine, musculoskeletal, renal, and gastrointestinal pathologies, decreasing the quality of life of patients with COPD and, furthermore, complicating the management of the disease...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882862/milk-and-dairy-products-good-or-bad-for-human-health-an-assessment-of-the-totality-of-scientific-evidence
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REVIEW
Tanja Kongerslev Thorning, Anne Raben, Tine Tholstrup, Sabita S Soedamah-Muthu, Ian Givens, Arne Astrup
BACKGROUND: There is scepticism about health effects of dairy products in the public, which is reflected in an increasing intake of plant-based drinks, for example, from soy, rice, almond, or oat. OBJECTIVE: This review aimed to assess the scientific evidence mainly from meta-analyses of observational studies and randomised controlled trials, on dairy intake and risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cancer, and all-cause mortality...
2016: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881110/prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Swarna Gaddam, Sameer K Gunukula, James W Lohr, Pradeep Arora
BACKGROUND: The incidence and prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) continue to rise worldwide. Increasing age, diabetes, hypertension, and cigarette smoking are well-recognized risk factors for CKD. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic airway inflammation leading to airway obstruction and parenchymal lung destruction. Due to some of the common pathogenic mechanisms, COPD has been associated with increased prevalence of CKD. METHODS: Systematic review of medical literature reporting the incidence and prevalence of CKD in patients with COPD using the Cochrane Collaboration Methodology, and conduct meta-analysis to study the cumulative effect of the eligible studies...
November 24, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877034/persistent-disabling-breathlessness-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Josefin Sundh, Magnus Ekström
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence, change in breathlessness status over time, and risk factors for disabling and persistent disabling breathlessness in relation to treatments in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Longitudinal analysis of data from the Swedish National Register of COPD with breathlessness measured using modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) scores at two subsequent visits. Prevalence of disabling breathlessness (mMRC ≥2 at baseline) and persistent disabling breathlessness (disabling breathlessness at baseline and follow-up) was investigated in relation to COPD treatment...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876524/lower-extremity-weakness-is-associated-with-elevated-blood-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-glucose-levels-following-multibranched-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Jade S Hiramoto, Charlene Fernandez, Warren Gasper, Shant Vartanian, Linda Reilly, Timothy Chuter
OBJECTIVE: Hyperglycemia is associated with worsened clinical outcomes after central nervous system injury. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between lower extremity weakness (LEW) and the glucose levels of blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in patients undergoing multibranched endovascular aneurysm repair (MBEVAR) of thoracoabdominal and pararenal aortic aneurysms. METHODS: Blood and CSF samples were collected preoperatively, immediately after aneurysm repair, and on postoperative day 1 in 21 patients undergoing MBEVAR...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875728/exercise-induced-pulmonary-hypertension-by-stress-echocardiography-prevalence-and-correlation-with-right-heart-hemodynamics
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Deepika Misra, Ante Kendes, Roxana Sulica, Blase Carabello
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of exercise-induced pulmonary hypertension (EIPH) in consecutive subjects referred for stress echocardiography for chest pain or shortness of breath and correlate echocardiographic diagnosis of EIPH with hemodynamics at right heart catheterization (RHC). BACKGROUND: Elevated pulmonary pressure can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. EIPH by ehocardiography has been described in patients with connective tissue disease...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872408/active-expiration-and-the-measurement-of-central-venous-pressure
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Sheldon Magder, Karim Serri, Sara Verscheure, Renée Chauvin, Peter Goldberg
PURPOSE: To obtain a point prevalence estimate of alterations in central venous pressure (CVP) produced by active expiration in a consecutive series of intensive care patients. METHODS: We evaluated CVP tracings taken by the nurses at their morning shift change in a consecutive series of 60 cardiac surgery and 59 noncardiac surgery patients. We also assessed change in values due to the change in transducer level. Three physicians and a nurse instructor independently reviewed the tracings and determined whether there was evidence of forced expiration and whether it was type A, defined by decreasing CVP during expiration, or type B, defined by increasing CVP during expiration...
November 20, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870227/aspergillosis-and-the-role-of-mucins-in-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Abigail C Cowley, David J Thornton, David W Denning, Alexander Horsley
The prevalence of aspergillosis in CF patients has until recently been underestimated, but increasing evidence suggests that it may play an important role in the progression of CF lung disease. In healthy airways, Aspergillus fumigatus can be efficiently removed from the lung by mechanisms such as mucociliary clearance and cough. However, these mechanisms are defective in CF, allowing pathogens such as A. fumigatus to germinate and establish chronic infections within the airways. The precise means by which A...
November 21, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866549/-characteristics-of-lung-function-in-patients-with-asbestosis-of-different-stages
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X L Yang, X L Zhu, A Li, X Q Du, Y G Song, Q Ye
Objective: To investigate the characteristics of lung function in the patients with asbestosis of different stages, and analyze the correlations between the pulmonary function values and imaging score of chest X-ray. Methods: A cohort of newly diagnosed 249 asbestosis patients over a period of eight years in a single center were evaluated. Clinical data were collected from clinical charts. Radiographs were reviewed by the experts blinded to clinical data. The asbestosis patients were classified into I to III stages by chest X-ray according to the guideline...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864990/the-clinical-relevance-of-anti-fibrillarin-anti-u3-rnp-autoantibodies-in-systemic-sclerosis
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F Tall, M Dechomet, S Riviere, V Cottin, E Ballot, K P Tiev, R Montin, C Morin, Y Chantran, C Grange, D Jullien, J Ninet, P Chretien, J Cabane, N Fabien, C Johanet
OBJECTIVES: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a heterogeneous autoimmune disease associated with several antinuclear autoantibodies useful to diagnosis and prognosis. The aim of the present multicentric study was to determine the clinical relevance of anti-fibrillarin autoantibodies (AFA) in patients with SSc. METHODS: The clinical features of 37 SSc patients positive for AFA (AFA+) and 139 SSc patients without AFA (AFA-) were collected retrospectively from medical records to enable a comparison between AFA- and AFA+ patients...
November 16, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861566/findings-on-thoracic-computed-tomography-scans-and-respiratory-outcomes-in-persons-with-and-without-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Wan C Tan, Cameron J Hague, Jonathon Leipsic, Jean Bourbeau, Liyun Zheng, Pei Z Li, Don D Sin, Harvey O Coxson, Miranda Kirby, James C Hogg, Rekha Raju, Jeremy Road, Denis E O'Donnell, Francois Maltais, Paul Hernandez, Robert Cowie, Kenneth R Chapman, Darcy D Marciniuk, J Mark FitzGerald, Shawn D Aaron
BACKGROUND: Thoracic computed tomography (CT) scans are widely performed in clinical practice, often leading to detection of airway or parenchymal abnormalities in asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic individuals. However, clinical relevance of CT abnormalities is uncertain in the general population. METHODS: We evaluated data from 1361 participants aged ≥40 years from a Canadian prospective cohort comprising 408 healthy never-smokers, 502 healthy ever-smokers, and 451 individuals with spirometric evidence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who had thoracic CT scans...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860358/deficits-in-oral-health-behavior-and-oral-health-status-in-patients-after-lung-transplantation
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Anna Marcinkowski, Dirk Ziebolz, Bjoern E Kleibrink, Gerhard Weinreich, Markus Kamler, Helmut Teschler, Urte Sommerwerck
BACKGROUND: Dental status has been implicated in several systemic inflammatory diseases and is a potential focus for systemic infections. Therefore, most lung-transplant centers have recommendations regarding pre-transplant dental care and follow-up, but there are no official clinical guidelines. To date there is little information on oral health status in lung transplant (LTx) recipients. The aim of this study was to systematically assess oral health status in LTx recipients. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess oral health status, including periodontal disease, oral health behavior, and awareness of the need for good oral health after LTx...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860036/frailty-is-common-and-strongly-associated-with-dyspnoea-severity-in-fibrotic-interstitial-lung-disease
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Kathryn M Milne, Joanne M Kwan, Sabina Guler, Tiffany A Winstone, Angela Le, Nasreen Khalil, Pat G Camp, Pearce G Wilcox, Christopher J Ryerson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Frailty is the age-related accumulation of deficits that decrease the ability to respond to biological stress. Patients with fibrotic interstitial lung disease (ILD) may be frail due to consequences of ILD, age, co-morbidities and adverse effects of pharmacotherapies. The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and predictors of frailty in fibrotic ILD. METHODS: Fibrotic ILD patients were recruited from a specialized clinic...
November 9, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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