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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816982/performance-of-procalcitonin-in-diagnosing-parapneumonic-pleural-effusions-a-clinical-study-and-meta-analysis
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Chao He, Bo Wang, Danni Li, Huan Xu, Yongchun Shen
BACKGROUND: Parapneumonic pleural effusion (PPE) is a common complication of pneumonia. The accurate diagnosis of PPE remains a challenge. Recent studies suggest that procalcitonin (PCT) emerges as a potential biomarker for PPE. Our study aimed to determine the diagnostic value of PCT for PPE by a clinical study and summarize the overall diagnostic performance of PCT through a meta-analysis. METHODS: Demographic and clinical data of the patients with PPE and controls were collected in our clinical study...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816919/enteral-nutrition-practices-in-critically-ill-children-requiring-noninvasive-positive-pressure-ventilation
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Matthew K Leroue, Ryan J Good, Heather E Skillman, Angela S Czaja
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the practice of providing enteral nutrition in critically ill children requiring noninvasive positive pressure ventilation. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: PICU within a quaternary care children's hospital. PATIENTS: PICU patients older than 30 days requiring noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for greater than or equal to 24 hours from August 2014 to June 2015. Invasive mechanical ventilation prior to noninvasive positive pressure ventilation and inability to receive enteral nutrition at baseline were additional exclusionary criteria...
August 12, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816877/fractures-in-spinal-ankylosing-disorders-a-narrative-review-of-disease-and-injury-types-treatment-techniques-and-outcomes
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Tarush Rustagi, Doniel Drazin, Cumhur Oner, Jonathan York, Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro, Rod J Oskouian, Jens R Chapman
INTRODUCTION: Spinal ankylosing disorders encompass ankylosing spondylitis (AS), disseminated hyperostosis of the spine, and end-stage spondylosis. All these result in a stiffened and frequently deformed spinal column. This makes the spinal column highly susceptible to severe injuries that are commonly associated with unfavorable outcomes. Improved understanding of the underlying disease processes and clinical comorbidities may alter the poor injury related morbidity and mortality outcomes...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814783/mycoplasma-pneumoniae-associated-bronchiolitis-obliterans-following-acute-bronchiolitis
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Chengsong Zhao, Jinrong Liu, Haiming Yang, Li Xiang, Shunying Zhao
The characteristics of Mycoplasma pneumonia (M. pneumoniae)-associated bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) are not well known. We retrospectively reviewed 17 patients with M. pneumoniae-associated BO. All patients had M. pneumoniae-associated acute bronchiolitis prior to the development of BO. In the acute bronchiolitis stage, all patients had fever and cough; six patients also had wheezing and dyspnoea. BO was diagnosed approximately 1.5-8 months later based on clinical manifestations and chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813753/pre-guideline-trends-associated-with-chest-radiograph-usage-for-pediatric-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-emergency-department-settings
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Eric W Jones, Benjamin Meyer, Aaron M Berg, Benson S Hsu
BACKGROUND: Health care spending in the U.S. totaled $3 trillion in 2014 and continues to increase rapidly. Minimizing waste through clinical guidelines is a promising strategy to reduce spending without compromising patient care. In 2011, clinical guidelines recommended against the use of chest X-ray (CXR) for diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in pediatric ambulatory settings. However, use of CXR has not changed post-guideline. Thus, understanding the drivers of CXR utilization prior to guideline implementation could improve guideline adherence...
May 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811904/concurrence-of-nivolumab-induced-interstitial-lung-disease-and-cancer-invasion
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Osamu Kanai, Koichi Nakatani, Kohei Fujita, Misato Okamura, Tadashi Mio
Nivolumab improves overall survival rates of patients with advanced or recurrent non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Among immune-related adverse events caused by nivolumab, interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a clinically serious and potentially life-threatening toxicity, for which appropriate treatment is needed immediately. However, ILD is sometimes difficult to distinguish from invasive lung adenocarcinoma using only computed tomography (CT) findings. A 71-year-old man was diagnosed with advanced lung adenocarcinoma...
November 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810609/value-of-serum-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-immunoglobulin-in-the-diagnosis-of-mycoplasma-related-pneumonia-in-newborns
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Yan Dong, Wei Lv, Zhen Lin
Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) is an important pathogen of neonatal acquired pneumonia in newborns. Rapid and accurate diagnosis of M. pneumoniae infection is critical because timely antibiotic therapy can reduce drug overuse and prevent the development of bacterial resistance. Anti-M. pneumoniae immunoglobulin M (IgM) is an indicator of early infection that can persist for several months. Studies have shown that anti-M. pneumoniae IgA in adults is a reliable indicator of early M. pneumoniae infection...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810309/-the-clinical-value-of-genotypic-diagnosis-and-current-state-of-community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia
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B He, W Q Diao, N Shen
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August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808348/rapid-phenotypic-stress-based-microfluidic-antibiotic-susceptibility-testing-of-gram-negative-clinical-isolates
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Maxim Kalashnikov, Marc Mueller, Christine McBeth, Jean C Lee, Jennifer Campbell, Andre Sharon, Alexis F Sauer-Budge
Bacteremia is a life-threatening condition for which antibiotics must be prescribed within hours of clinical diagnosis. Since the current gold standard for bacteremia diagnosis is based on conventional methods developed in the mid-1800s-growth on agar or in broth-identification and susceptibility profiling for both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial species requires at least 48-72 h. Recent advancements in accelerated phenotypic antibiotic susceptibility testing have centered on the microscopic growth analysis of small bacterial populations...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807581/right-heart-function-during-and-after-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults
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Kevin E Boczar, Vicente F Corrales-Medina, Ian G Burwash, Julio A Chirinos, Girish Dwivedi
BACKGROUND: New-onset or worsening heart failure is the most common extra-pulmonary complication of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) during the first 30 days after diagnosis. METHODS: We evaluated the changes in the right ventricular function amongst adult CAP survivors from the time of acute infection to its resolution. We performed comprehensive transthoracic echocardiographic examinations to assess right heart function during the acute illness and the convalescent period (four to six weeks after hospital discharge)...
July 27, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805234/prognostic-factors-for-mortality-due-to-pneumonia-among-adults-from-different-age-groups-in-singapore-and-mortality-predictions-based-on-psi-and-curb-65
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Zoe Xz Zhang, Yang Yong, Wan C Tan, Liang Shen, Han Seong Ng, Kok Yong Fong
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia is associated with considerable mortality. However, the information on age-specific prognostic factors for death from pneumonia is limited. METHODS: Patients hospitalised with a diagnosis of pneumonia through the emergency department were stratified into three age groups: 18-64 years; 65-84 years; and ≥ 85 years. Multivariate logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analyses were conducted to evaluate prognostic factors for mortality and the performance of pneumonia severity scoring tools for mortality prediction...
August 14, 2017: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805143/a-pre-term-infant-of-32-weeks-gestation-with-congenital-tuberculosis-treated-successfully-with-antituberculosis-chemotherapy
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Xiaoyi Fang, Ruizhi Mai, Jizhong Guo, Niyang Lin
An infant of 32 weeks gestation was separated from her mother at birth for treatment of hyaline membrane disease and, on recovery, was cared for by adoptive parents. At 25 days, she was treated for pneumonia with immunoglobulins and multiple antibiotics and appeared to respond. Her symptoms recurred at 8 weeks and tuberculosis was confirmed by detection in an acid-fast bacilli smear of gastric aspirate. Her mother presented with disseminated tuberculosis with meningitis 1 month after delivery. Criteria for the diagnosis of congenital tuberculosis in the infant were confirmed...
August 14, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803551/hospitalisation-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children-in-the-province-of-quebec-canada-before-and-during-the-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-era
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G Anderson, G Deceuninck, Z Zhou, F D Boucher, Y Bonnier Viger, R Gilca, P DE Wals
Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important cause of community-acquired pneumonia and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) may reduce this burden. This study's goal was to analyse trends in lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) hospitalisations before and during a routine vaccination programme targeting all newborns with PCV was started in the province of Quebec, Canada in December 2004. The study population included hospital admissions with a main diagnosis of LRTI among 6-59 month-old Quebec residents from April 2000 to December 2014...
August 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801329/postcardiac-injury-syndrome-and-stroke-following-permanent-pacemaker-insertion
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Caitlin Bialy, Edmund Wee, Nizam Uddin
An 80-year-old woman initially presented with an episode of pleuritic chest pain 10 days after implantation of a dual chamber permanent pacemaker. She returned to hospital a day later with vomiting and fever. She was found to have new atrial fibrillation in addition to right-sided weakness and dysarthria. An infarct in the left anterior inferior cerebellar artery territory was later confirmed on CT. She continued to have recurrent febrile episodes associated with vomiting and dyspnoea. Extensive investigations for infection were negative, and her symptoms were initially attributed to aspiration pneumonia...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800758/validation-of-verbal-autopsy-determination-of-cause-of-deaths-in-malaysia-2013
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Shubash Shander Ganapathy, Yi Yi Khoo, Mohd Omar Azahadi, Mohamad Anuar Mohamad Fuad, Chandrika Jeevananthan, Chalapati Rao
BACKGROUND: Mortality statistics by age, sex and cause are the foundation of basic health data required for health status assessment, epidemiological research and formation of health policy. Close to half the deaths in Malaysia occur outside a health facility, are not attended by medical personnel, and are given a lay opinion as to the cause of death, leading to poor quality of data from vital registration. Verbal autopsy (VA) is a very useful tool in diagnosing broad causes of deaths for events that occur outside health facilities...
August 11, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800589/prognostic-factors-and-outcomes-in-japanese-lung-transplant-candidates-with-interstitial-lung-disease
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Kohei Ikezoe, Tomohiro Handa, Kiminobu Tanizawa, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Takeshi Kubo, Akihiro Aoyama, Hideki Motoyama, Kyoko Hijiya, Shinsaku Tokuda, Yoshinari Nakatsuka, Yuko Yamamoto, Ayako Oshima, Shin-Ichi Harashima, Sonoko Nagai, Toyohiro Hirai, Hiroshi Date, Kazuo Chin
OBJECTIVE: Young patients with advanced interstitial lung disease (ILD) are potential candidates for cadaveric lung transplantation. This study aimed to examine clinical features, outcomes, and prognostic factors in Japanese ILD patients awaiting lung transplantation. METHODS: We investigated the clinical features and outcomes of 77 consecutive candidates with ILD who were referred to Kyoto University Hospital and subsequently actively listed for lung transplant in the Japan Organ Transplant Network between 2010 and 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798879/prostatic-abscess-after-stapled-hemorrhoidopexy-caused-by-esbl-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-an-additional-challenge-to-postoperative-sepsis
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Asem Saleh, Abdelnasir Kibeida, Elsaid Amin, Abdalla Khalil, Rafat Abu Shakra, Mohamed Elwakil
Postoperative septic complications of hemorrhoids surgical interventions are rare, but very serious with high mortality rate. Early diagnosis and prompt therapy are essential to save patient's life. There are a good number of articles and case reports about these septic complications. We are presenting a case report of a prostatic abscess caused by extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) producing Klebsiella pneumoniae after hemorrhoidopexy. Our patient was a healthy middle aged Saudi male who has no significant medical history apart from morbid obesity and recurrent urinary tract infections...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797490/fungal-pneumonia-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancy-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Alisha Y Young, Miguel M Leiva Juarez, Scott E Evans
Fungal pneumonias cause unacceptable morbidity among patients with hematologic malignancies (HM) and recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The high incidence of fungal pneumonias in HM/HSCT populations arises from their frequently severe, complex, and persistent immune dysfunction caused by the underlying disease and its treatment. The cytopenias, treatment toxicities, and other immune derangements that make patients susceptible to fungal pneumonia frequently complicate its diagnosis and increase the intensity and duration of antifungal therapy...
September 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797487/clinical-manifestations-and-treatment-of-blastomycosis
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REVIEW
Joseph A McBride, Gregory M Gauthier, Bruce S Klein
The causal agents of blastomycosis, Blastomyces dermatitidis and Blastomyces gilchristii, belong to a group of thermally dimorphic fungi that can infect healthy and immunocompromised individuals. Following inhalation of mycelial fragments and spores into the lungs, Blastomyces spp convert into pathogenic yeast and evade host immune defenses to cause pneumonia and disseminated disease. The clinical spectrum of pulmonary blastomycosis is diverse. The diagnosis of blastomycosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion and involves culture-based and non-culture-based fungal diagnostic tests...
September 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797486/diagnosis-and-management-of-coccidioidomycosis
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REVIEW
Luke M Gabe, Joshua Malo, Kenneth S Knox
Coccidioidomycosis is a leading cause of community-acquired pneumonia within its traditional endemic zone in the Southwestern United States and portions of Mexico and Central and South America. Its incidence has increased dramatically within the endemic region; its presence outside of the region, facilitated by a mobile society, is also now substantial. Although only a fraction of the incident disease progresses beyond subclinical illness, this proportion is large in absolute terms and causes substantial disease burden...
September 2017: Clinics in Chest Medicine
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