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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922234/long-term-azithromycin-therapy-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Nagehan Emiralioğlu, Zeynelabidin Öztürk, Ebru Yalçın, Deniz Doğru, Uğur Özçelik, Nural Kiper
Inflammation is a central contributor to the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis (CF) pulmonary disease; so limiting the excessive production of inflammatory mediators represents a major therapeutic strategy for slowing the decline in lung function and improving survival. The macrolide antibiotic azithromycin (AZM) has anti-inflammatory properties and immunomodulatory effects that may be beneficial in CF. The aim of this study was to document the long term use of AZM effect on pulmonary function, nutritional status and number of pulmonary exacerbations in patients with CF...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919693/performance-evaluation-of-xpert-mtb-rif-in-a-moderate-tuberculosis-incidence-compared-with-taqman-mtb-and-trcrapid-m-tb
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Kazunari Tsuyuguchi, Hideaki Nagai, Kenji Ogawa, Tomoshige Matsumoto, Kozo Morimoto, Akiko Takaki, Satoshi Mitarai
Xpert MTB/RIF is an automated nucleic acid amplification test (NAT) that can detect the presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC) in clinical specimens as well as rifampicin (RIF) resistance resulting from rpoB mutation. Despite its high sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) with or without RIF resistance, the clinical performance of the test is variable. In this study, we evaluated the performance of Xpert MTB/RIF in a setting of moderate TB burden and high medical resources...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913043/evaluation-of-the-genexpert-mtb-rif-assay-on-extrapulmonary-and-respiratory-samples-other-than%C3%A2-sputum-a-low-burden-country-experience
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Sushil Pandey, Jacob Congdon, Bradley McInnes, Alina Pop, Christopher Coulter
The aim of this study was to assess the performance of the GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay on extrapulmonary (EP) and respiratory (non-sputum) clinical samples of patients suspected of having tuberculosis (TB) from Queensland, Australia. A total of 269 EP and respiratory (non-sputum) clinical samples collected from Qld patients who were suspected of having TB were subjected to the GeneXpert MTB/RIF analysis, Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN) staining, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) culture and drug susceptibility testing. Phenotypic and genotypic data were compared...
November 29, 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906006/integrated-therapy-for-hiv-and-tuberculosis
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Weerawat Manosuthi, Surasak Wiboonchutikul, Somnuek Sungkanuparph
Tuberculosis (TB) has been the most common opportunistic infection and cause of mortality among HIV-infected patients, especially in resource-limited countries. Clinical manifestations of TB vary and depend on the degree of immunodeficiency. Sputum microscopy and culture with drug-susceptibility testing are recommended as a standard method for diagnosing active TB. TB-related mortality in HIV-infected patients is high especially during the first few months of treatment. Integrated therapy of both HIV and TB is feasible and efficient to control the diseases and yield better survival...
May 12, 2016: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905200/induced-sputum-to-detect-lung-pathogens-in-young-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Pamela D'Sylva, Daan Caudri, Nicole Shaw, Lidija Turkovic, Tonia Douglas, Jane Bew, Anthony D Keil, Stephen Stick, André Schultz
INTRODUCTION: Induced sputum sampling holds promise as a method for obtaining samples representative of the lower airways in young children. Collection of induced sputum samples in young children differs from older children and adults' as pharyngeal suctioning is often required. Our aim was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of induced sputum with and without airway clearance techniques to detect lower airway pathogens in children less than age 7 with cystic fibrosis. METHODS: Microbiological culture results were compared between 61 paired induced sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples from young children with cystic fibrosis...
November 30, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903460/evaluation-of-qpcr-for-early-diagnosis-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Geneviève Héry-Arnaud, Emmanuel Nowak, Jocelyne Caillon, Valérie David, Anne Dirou, Krista Revert, Marie-Reine Munck, Irène Frachon, Alain Haloun, Delphine Horeau-Langlard, Jean Le Bihan, Isabelle Danner-Boucher, Sophie Ramel, Marie-Paule Pelletier, Sylvain Rosec, Stéphanie Gouriou, Elise Poulhazan, Christopher Payan, Claude Férec, Gilles Rault, Grégoire Le Gal, Rozenn Le Berre
OBJECTIVES: Early detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung positivity is a key element in cystic fibrosis (CF) management. The PCR has increased the accuracy of many microorganisms detection. Clinical relevance of P. aeruginosa quantitative PCR (qPCR) in this context is unclear. Our aim was to determine P. aeruginosa qPCR sensitivity and specificity, and to assess the possible time saved by qPCR in comparison with standard practice (culture). METHODS: A multicentre cohort study was conducted over a 3-year period in 96 CF patients without chronic P...
November 26, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891336/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-beijing-genotype-in-western-iran-distribution-and-drug-resistance
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Parviz Mohajeri, Sakineh Moradi, Sara Atashi, Abbas Farahani
INTRODUCTION: Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing genotype is gaining importance all over the world because this genotype is highly prevalent in several areas and is also frequently associated with drug resistance. AIM: To identify and determine the frequency of Beijing genotype and mix infection with Beijing and non-Beijing in west of Iran and analyse the association between Beijing genotype and drug resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 146 Tuberculosis (TB) samples collected at the TB reference laboratory in Kermanshah west of Iran from January 2014 to February 2015, Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from sputum samples, detected by microcopy, biochemical tests and solid culture were included and then the confirmed samples with Cepheid Xpert MTB/RIF assay were subjected to drug susceptibility tests for rifampicin, isoniazid, ethambutol using proportional method...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890417/mycobacterium-fortuitum-empyema-associated-with-an-indwelling-pleural-catheter-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Paul Blair, Mahdi Moshgriz, Marc Siegel
Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rapidly growing mycobacterium (RGM) that is an uncommon cause of healthcare-associated infections. The most common infections caused by M. fortuitum include skin, soft tissue, and catheter-related infections. Although occasionally cultured from sputum samples, M. fortuitum is a rare cause of pulmonary disease. We report a case of M. fortuitum empyema associated with an infected pleural catheter and review M. fortuitum pulmonary infections.
November 24, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888988/prevalence-and-incidence-of-bronchiectasis-in-catalonia-spain-a-population-based-study
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Mònica Monteagudo, Teresa Rodríguez-Blanco, Miriam Barrecheguren, Pere Simonet, Marc Miravitlles
BACKGROUND: Insufficient epidemiological data are available on bronchiectasis in southern European populations. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and incidence of bronchiectasis in Catalonia, Spain and describe the characteristics of patients with an active diagnosis of bronchiectasis in 2012. METHODS: This study used data from a population database containing information from 5.8 million people (80% of the population of Catalonia). Patients with bronchiectasis were identified using International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision (ICD-10) codes, and information on clinical characteristics and treatment was extracted...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883374/association-between-body-mass-index-and-sputum-culture-conversion-among-south-korean-patients-with-multi-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-a-tuberculosis-referral-hospital
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Hyun Oh Park, Sung Hwan Kim, Seong Ho Moon, Joung Hun Byun, Jong Woo Kim, Chung Eun Lee, Jong Duk Kim, In Seok Jang, Jun Ho Yang
BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is an important global health problem. Furthermore, the time to identify a positive sputum culture is an important risk factor for the spread of tuberculosis, and several factors can predict a prolonged time to culture conversion. Moreover, the relationship between poor nutritional status and infectious disease is clearly established. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the association between body mass index (BMI) and sputum culture conversion within 3 months among patients with MDR-TB...
November 21, 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876856/the-trend-and-the-disease-prediction-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-placenta-growth-factor-in-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-disease
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Chou-Han Lin, Chin-Chung Shu, Chia-Lin Hsu, Shih-Lung Cheng, Jann-Yuan Wang, Chong-Jen Yu, Li-Na Lee
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM)-lung disease (LD) is an increasing health problem worldwide. The diagnosis of this disease remains difficult, however the application of placenta growth factor (PlGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) has not yet been studied. We screened patients with Mycobacterium avium complex or M. abscessus isolated from sputum, and enrolled 32 patients with NTM-LD and 93 with NTM pulmonary colonization. The NTM-LD group had a lower body mass index, higher proportion of bronchiectasis, more respiratory symptoms and pulmonary lesions, and higher titers of sputum acid-fast stain than the NTM pulmonary colonization group...
November 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872397/pulmonary-mycobacterium-marinum-infection-fish-tank-granuloma-of-the-lung
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Prasad Palani Velu, Susan E Fernandes, Ian F Laurenson, Donald D Noble
A 65-year-old man presented with a six-month history of lethargy, weight loss and dry cough. He had a background of mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest radiograph showed new right upper lobe cavitary opacification. Sputum cultures were acid-fast bacilli smear positive and yielded Mycobacterium marinum - a non-tuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) often found in aquatic environments and rarely associated with respiratory disease. The suspected source was silent aspiration of contaminated water, likely due to his initiating the siphon of his fish-tank by mouth...
November 2016: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870576/airway-management-strategies-for-brain-injured-patients-meeting-standard-criteria-to-consider-extubation-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Victoria A McCredie, Niall D Ferguson, Ruxandra L Pinto, Neill Kj Adhikari, Robert A Fowler, Martin G Chapman, Althea Burrell, Andrew J Baker, Deborah J Cook, Maureen O Meade, Damon C Scales
RATIONALE: Patients with acute brain injury are frequently capable of breathing spontaneously with minimal ventilatory support despite persistent neurological impairment. OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe factors associated with extubation timing, success and primary tracheostomy in these patients. METHODS: We conducted a prospective multicenter observational cohort study in three academic hospitals in Toronto, Canada. Consecutive brain-injured adults receiving mechanical ventilation for at least 24 hours in 3 ICUs were screened by study personnel daily for extubation consideration criteria...
November 21, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865403/propidium-monoazide-and-xpert-mtb-rif-to-quantify-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cells
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Xavier A Kayigire, Sven O Friedrich, Miriam N Karinja, Lize van der Merwe, Neil A Martinson, Andreas H Diacon
Propidium monoazide (PMA) penetrates non-viable cells with compromised membranes. PMA has been proposed to improve the specificity of Xpert MTB/RIF (Xpert) for the detection of viable Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This study assessed the effect of PMA on Xpert cycle thresholds (CT) of M. tuberculosis made non-viable under antibiotic pressure. In vitro, we measured the difference between CT with and without PMA (ΔCT) in liquid cultures treated with one of six anti-tuberculosis drugs (isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide, ethambutol, streptomycin, moxifloxacin) and found significant ΔCT only with isoniazid and ethambutol for pan-susceptible M...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865380/highly-sensitive-sequence-specific-qpcr-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-in-respiratory-specimens
#15
Jennifer L Reed, Zachary J Walker, Debby Basu, Veronica Allen, Mark P Nicol, David M Kelso, Sally M McFall
Nucleic acid amplification tests for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) detection from sputum are highly sensitive and specific with smear microscopy positive specimens, but their sensitivity with smear-negative/culture-positive specimens is much lower; therefore, these tests cannot rule out a tuberculosis diagnosis. Co-extraction of PCR inhibitors may be a cause of decreased test sensitivity. Here the design and early validation of a MTB screening assay with sample preparation and qPCR methods designed to specifically address this diagnostic gap is reported...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865235/role-of-real-time-pcr-for-detection-of-tuberculosis-and-drug-resistance-directly-from-clinical-samples
#16
Parashuram Rao, Kiran Chawla, Vishnu Prasad Shenoy, Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay
BACKGROUND: Only a few studies done earlier in India reveal the utility of real-time PCR in detecting drug resistance in cases of pulmonary tuberculosis. OBJECTIVES: The study was carried out to standardise real-time PCR (Quantitative real-time PCR, qPCR) targeting 16s RNA for the rapid detection of tuberculosis and its drug resistance from suspected TB patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sputum samples from 100 clinically suspected tuberculosis patients, after processing were subjected to microscopy, MGIT culture and qPCR...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865234/rapid-detection-of-extensively-drug-resistant-xdr-tb-strains-from-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-mdr-tb-cases-isolated-from-smear-negative-pulmonary-samples-in-an-intermediate-reference-laboratory-in-india
#17
Himanshu Vashistha, M Hanif, Sanjeev Saini, Ashwani Khanna, Srashty Sharma, Zeeshan Sidiq, Vasim Ahmed, Manoj Dubey, K K Chopra, Divya Shrivastava
BACKGROUND: Direct sputum smear microscopy is commonly used for diagnosing tuberculosis (TB). The objectives of the study were first, to determine the recovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in smear-negative sputum samples through liquid culture (using MGIT 960) and solid culture (using LJ slant) and second, to screen multidrug-resistant isolates through line probe assay and further third, to identify XDR isolates through MGIT second-line DST from these positive MDR cultures in Delhi region...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853361/sputum-microbiology-predicts-health-status-in-copd
#18
Dionne Cw Braeken, Sarah Houben-Wilke, Dionne E Smid, Gernot Gu Rohde, Jesse Jc Drijkoningen, Emiel Fm Wouters, Martijn A Spruit, Frits Me Franssen
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous sputum production occurs in a subset of COPD patients; however, its clinical relevance has not been established. Differences in health status and clinical outcomes between patients with and without positive sputum cultures are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical characteristics and health status of spontaneous sputum producers with a positive culture (SC+) and negative culture (SC-) with nonsputum producers (NP) in a cohort of COPD patients referred for pulmonary rehabilitation...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852379/-investigation-of-molecular-epidemiology-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-department-of-critical-care-medicine
#19
Y X Qin, Q D Li, X Y Wan, L Y Bi, J Wang
Objective: To investigate the feature of antimicrobial resistance, homology and other molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) in Department of Critical Care Medicine(ICU). Methods: From October 2010 to December 2011, 149 strains of MRSA were collected and identified through sputum culture of patients from 10 ICUs of 10 teaching hospitals distributed in 9 chinese central city of China. Susceptibility testing to 18 kinds of antibiotic was performed, the method of pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was used to analyze the homology, and the technique of multilocus sequencing typing (MLST) was used to identify the sequence type (ST)...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852233/two-unusual-cases-of-successful-treatment-of-hypermucoviscous-klebsiella-pneumoniae-invasive-syndrome
#20
Hiroki Namikawa, Koichi Yamada, Hiroki Fujimoto, Ken-Ichi Oinuma, Yoshihiro Tochino, Yasuhiko Takemoto, Yukihiro Kaneko, Taichi Shuto, Hiroshi Kakeya
BACKGROUND: A few Japanese cases of hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) invasive syndrome have recently been reported. Although extrahepatic complications from bacteremic dissemination have been observed, infected aneurysms are rare. Furthermore, the primary source of infection is generally a liver abscess, and is rarely the prostate. Therefore, we report two atypical cases of hypermucoviscous K. pneumoniae invasive syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: The first case was an 81-year-old Japanese man with no significant medical history, who was referred to our hospital for vision loss in his right eye...
November 16, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
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