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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140119/ct-features-of-the-usual-interstitial-pneumonia-pattern-differentiating-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease-from-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Jonathan H Chung, Christian W Cox, Steven M Montner, Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Justin M Oldham, Aliya N Husain, Rekha Vij, Imre Noth, David A Lynch, Mary E Strek
OBJECTIVE: A substantial proportion of cases of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) are due to connective tissue disease (CTD)-associated interstitial lung disease (ILD). The purpose of this study was to determine whether specific CT findings can help differentiate a UIP pattern of CTD-ILD from a UIP pattern of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and whether these signs are associated with survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adults visiting an ILD clinic from 2006 to 2015 enrolled in a research registry with a multidisciplinary diagnosis of CTD-ILD or IPF and a UIP pattern at high-resolution CT were included in the study...
November 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139192/donepezil-is-associated-with-decreased-in-hospital-mortality-as-a-result-of-pneumonia-among-older-patients-with-dementia-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yasuko Abe, Kentaro Shimokado, Kiyohide Fushimi
AIM: Pneumonia is one of the major causes of mortality in older adults. As the average lifespan has extended and new modalities to prevent or treat pneumonia are developed, the factors that affect the length of hospital stay (LHS) and in-hospital mortality of older patients with pneumonia have changed. The object of the present study was to determine the factors associated with LHS and mortality as a result of pneumonia among older patients with dementia. METHODS: With a retrospective cohort study design, we used the data derived from the Japanese Administrative Database and diagnosis procedure combination/per diem payment system (DPC/PDPS) database...
November 15, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138550/overlaps-and-uncertainties-of-smoking-related-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias
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REVIEW
So Hyeon Bak, Ho Yun Lee
Smoking-related interstitial lung disease (ILD) consists of a heterogeneous group of disorders that are considered a distinct entity. The 2013 American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society recommendations classified respiratory bronchiolitis (RB)/RB-ILD and desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) as smoking-related idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs). The overlapping histopathological and radiological patterns of smoking-related IIPs must be considered. Overlap patterns of smoking-related IIPs are not easily classified as a single disorder...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136326/dna-based-testing-in-lung-transplant-recipients-with-suspected-non-viral-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-a-prospective-observational-study
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Nora Drick, Benjamin Seeliger, Mark Greer, Benjamin A Bollmann, Stefan Ziesing, Tobias Welte, Jens Gottlieb
BACKGROUND: Non-viral lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are common among lung transplant (LTx) recipients with increased mortality. Early pathogen identification is crucial to guide therapy and avoid adverse events. Results from cultures may require up to 72 hours. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay (PCR) may allow faster pathogen identification, but its utility in LTx recipients with suspected non-viral LRTI remains unclear. METHODS: In a prospective open-label observational trial, LTx recipients presenting with suspected LRTI received bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)...
November 14, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135400/-the-comparison-of-microscopy-and-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-methods-for-the-diagnosis-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-evaluation-of-clinical-parameters
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Seray Töz, Cumhur Gündüz, Aslı Tetik, Meltem Taşbakan, Hüsnü Pullukçu, Feza Bacakoğlu, Mehmet Sezai Taşbakan, Figen Gülen, Ayşegül Ünver, Nevin Turgay
Introduction: Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) causes serious infections, especially in patients with immunosuppressive diseases. In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the results of samples obtained from PCP suspected patients using two different methods together with clinical data. Materials and Methods: Microscopy and real time polymerase chain reaction (real time PCR) methods were performed with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) samples sended to Ege University Medical Faculty Direct Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory between March 2009 and June 2010...
September 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132699/is-endocan-a-diagnostic-marker-for-pneumonia-after-cardiac-surgery-the-endolung-study
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Andréa Perrotti, Camille Chenevier-Gobeaux, Fiona Ecarnot, Karine Bardonnet, Benoit Barrucand, Guillaume Flicoteaux, Philippe Lassalle, Sidney Chocron
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pneumonia is frequent after cardiac surgery and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We tested the hypothesis that endocan is an early biomarker for the detection of pneumonia after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Between January and May 2016, 155 patients scheduled to undergo elective cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass were prospectively included in the study. Serum level of endocan was measured at five timepoints (preoperative, and at 6, 24, 48, and 72 hours after the end of surgery)...
November 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132520/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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REVIEW
Rick Kellerman, Thomas Kintanar
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a gastrointestinal motility disorder that results from the reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus or oral cavity resulting in symptoms or complications. The typical symptoms of GERD are heartburn and regurgitation of gastric contents into the oropharynx. GERD affects quality of life and may cause erosive esophagitis, esophageal strictures, and Barrett esophagus, a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma. GERD is a clinical diagnosis and is most effectively treated with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs)...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131899/a-comparison-of-laboratory-testing-in-teaching-vs-nonteaching-hospitals-for-2-common-medical-conditions
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Victoria Valencia, Vineet M Arora, Sumant R Ranji, Carlos Meza, Christopher Moriates
Importance: Robust laboratory use data are lacking to support the general assumption that teaching hospitals with trainees routinely order more laboratory tests for inpatients than do nonteaching hospitals. Objective: To quantify differences in the use of laboratory tests between teaching and nonteaching hospitals. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional study was performed using a statewide database to identify hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia or cellulitis from January 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015, at teaching and nonteaching hospitals with 100 or more hospitalizations of each condition...
November 13, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130233/-clinical-features-and-prognosis-analysis-of-21-gastric-cancer-patients-with-pathological-complete-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Liangqun Peng, Wei Yang, Zhandong Zhang, Hongxing Liu, Yawei Hua
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical features and prognosis of gastric cancer patients with pathological complete response (pCR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: Clinical data of 159 gastric cancer patients who received NAC followed by surgical resection between January 2012 and December 2014 at the Affiliated Tumor Hospital of Zhengzhou University were collected and clinical features of those with pCR were analyzed retrospectively. Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate 3-year overall survival (OS) rate and recurrence-free survival (RFS) rate...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129186/an-exploration-of-mortality-risk-factors-in-non-severe-pneumonia-in-children-using-clinical-data-from-kenya
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Timothy Tuti, Ambrose Agweyu, Paul Mwaniki, Niels Peek, Mike English
BACKGROUND: Childhood pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of mortality in children younger than 5 years old. Recent updates to World Health Organization pneumonia guidelines recommend outpatient care for a population of children previously classified as high risk. This revision has been challenged by policymakers in Africa, where mortality related to pneumonia is higher than in other regions and often complicated by comorbidities. This study aimed to identify factors that best discriminate inpatient mortality risk in non-severe pneumonia and explore whether these factors offer any added benefit over the current criteria used to identify children with pneumonia requiring inpatient care...
November 13, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127129/heart-failure-in-dilated-cardiomyopathy-mimicking-asthma-triggered-by-pneumonia
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Kenichi Tetsuhara, Satoshi Tsuji, Katsutoshi Nakano, Mitsuru Kubota
Heart failure is a rare cause of wheezing and may develop into a critical condition in children. Few cases report patients with heart failure, secondary to dilated cardiomyopathy, with high fever. A 23-month-old girl visited the emergency department with high fever, cough, first wheezing episode, chest retraction and tachycardia. The chest X-ray revealed consolidation on the left lower lung field; the cardiothoracic ratio was 60%. She was diagnosed with bronchial asthma triggered by pneumonia, which remained unchanged during four visits...
November 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124429/what-factors-determine-the-survival-of-patients-with-an-acute-exacerbation-of-interstitial-lung-disease-after-lung-cancer-resection
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Masahiro Miyajima, Atsushi Watanabe, Toshihiko Sato, Satoshi Teramukai, Masahito Ebina, Kazuma Kishi, Yukihiko Sugiyama, Haruhiko Kondo, Satoru Kobayashi, Yutaka Takahashi, Hiroyuki Ito, Ryoji Yamamoto, Shigeki Sawada, Hideki Fujimori, Kazunori Okabe, Jun Arikura, Yasushi Shintani, Hiroshige Nakamura, Shinichi Toyooka, Tohru Hasumi, Takehiro Watanabe, Yoshinobu Hata, Hisashi Iwata, Minoru Aoki, Kazuhito Funai, Shuhei Inoue, Osamu Kawashima, Tomohiko Iida, Hiroshi Date
PURPOSES: Acute exacerbation of interstitial pneumonia (AEIP) is a leading cause of death after lung cancer resection in patients with interstitial lung disease. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 1763 patients with non-small cell lung cancer with a clinical diagnosis of interstitial lung disease (ILD) who underwent lung cancer resection between 2000 and 2009 at 61 hospitals in Japan. AEIP occurred in 164 of 1763 (9.3%) patients with a mortality rate of 43.9% (72/164)...
November 9, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123431/comparative-quality-measures-of-emergency-care-an-outcome-cockpit-proposal-to-survey-clinical-processes-in-real-life
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Susanne Burgemeister, Alexander Kutz, Antoinette Conca, Thomas Holler, Sebastian Haubitz, Andreas Huber, Ulrich Buergi, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
Background: Benchmarking of real-life quality of care may improve evaluation and comparability of emergency department (ED) care. We investigated process management variables for important medical diagnoses in a large, well-defined cohort of ED patients and studied predictors for low quality of care. Methods: We prospectively included consecutive medical patients with main diagnoses of community-acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infection (UTI), myocardial infarction (MI), acute heart failure, deep vein thrombosis, and COPD exacerbation and followed them for 30 days...
2017: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122806/diagnostic-utility-of-appetite-loss-in-addition-to-existing-prediction-models-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-elderly-a-prospective-diagnostic-study-in-acute-care-hospitals-in-japan
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Toshihiko Takada, Yosuke Yamamoto, Kazuhiko Terada, Mitsuyasu Ohta, Wakako Mikami, Hajime Yokota, Michio Hayashi, Jun Miyashita, Teruhisa Azuma, Shingo Fukuma, Shunichi Fukuhara
OBJECTIVE: Diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the elderly is often delayed because of atypical presentation and non-specific symptoms, such as appetite loss, falls and disturbance in consciousness. The aim of this study was to investigate the external validity of existing prediction models and the added value of the non-specific symptoms for the diagnosis of CAP in elderly patients. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: General medicine departments of three teaching hospitals in Japan...
November 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120096/the-association-between-oral-health-status-and-respiratory-pathogen-colonization-with-pneumonia-risk-in-institutionalized-adults
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Chl Hong, M M Aung, K Kanagasabai, C A Lim, S Liang, K S Tan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the oral health and the prevalence of pre-existing oral colonization with respiratory pathogens in dependent elderly, and whether these factors influence pneumonia development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants residing in a long-term care facility received bedside oral examinations, and information on their oral health (caries status, calculus index and debris index) was obtained. Samples from the tongue and teeth were collected at baseline and at time of pneumonia development...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119575/occurrence-of-hemolytic-reactions-on-the-same-day-as-immune-globulin-product-administrations-during-2008-to-2014
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Gayathri Sridhar, Bola F Ekezue, Hector S Izurieta, Richard A Forshee, Nandini Selvam, Paul D Mintz, Steven A Anderson, Mikhail D Menis
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic reactions (HRs) are rare serious adverse events after immune globulin (IG) use. Our large claims-based study evaluated occurrence of same-day hemolysis after administration of different IG products and potential risk factors, during the 2008 to 2014 study period. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using a large commercial administrative database. The study included individuals exposed to IG products as identified by procedure codes...
November 8, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118869/proton-pump-inhibitor-use-is-associated-with-an-increased-frequency-of-hospitalization-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Fares Ayoub, Jorge Lascano, Giuseppe Morelli
Background: Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are among the most commonly prescribed medications in clinical practice. PPI use has been associated with the development of community-acquired pneumonia. With a reported prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and PPI use that is higher than the general population, patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are particularly vulnerable to PPI adverse effects. We sought to explore whether PPI use was associated with a higher number of hospitalizations for CF pulmonary exacerbation...
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117669/late-diagnosis-of-influenza-in-adult-patients-during-a-seasonal-outbreak
#18
Seong-Ho Choi, Jin-Won Chung, Tark Kim, Ki-Ho Park, Mi Suk Lee, Yee Gyung Kwak
Background/Aims: Due to advances in diagnostic techniques, clinicians are more frequently performing influenza diagnostic tests and referring to their test results ahead of the administration of neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs). To investigate the clinical significance of the time from symptom onset to laboratory diagnosis, we reviewed the clinical characteristics of adult patients with influenza who had an early laboratory diagnosis (ED) or a late laboratory diagnosis (LD) at one of four tertiary care centers during a seasonal outbreak of influenza...
November 10, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115367/bahng-score-predictive-model-for-detection-of-subjects-with-the-oropharynx-colonized-by-uncommon-microorganisms
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J González-Del Castillo, J Teja-Marina, F J Candel, J Barberán, A Moreno-Cuervo, F Chiarella, L López-González, P Ramos-Cordero, F J Martín-Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: Pneumonia is most frequently produced by the microaspiration of flora that colonizes the oropharynx. Etiological diagnosis of pneumonia is infrequent in clinical practise and empirical treatment should be prescribed. The aims of the present study were to determine the factors associated with oropharynx colonization by uncommon microorganisms (UM) and to develop a predictive model. METHODS: A cross-sectional study that included all pa-tients living in one long-term care facilities was developed...
November 6, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114418/stop-being-so-sensitive-an-exceptionally-rare-report-of-ustekinumab-induced-sub-acute-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#20
Azka Ali, Jason Chertoff, Christopher Harden, Dara Wakefield, James Wynne
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HSP) is a rare syndrome characterised by granulomatous inflammatory lung disease due to repeated sensitisation from a specific antigen. We present the case of a 61-year old male veteran with a history of nodular eczema who presented with 2 weeks of progressive dyspnoea on exertion and pleuritic chest pain. The patient was started on ustekinumab 5 weeks prior to presentation. Initial workup revealed ground-glass opacities on computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest. Cardiac workup was unrevealing with a normal myocardial perfusion stress test...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
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