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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439196/clinical-differences-of-influenza-subspecies-among-hospitalized-children
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Manolya Acar, Murat Sütçü, Hacer Aktürk, Selda Hançerli Törün, Metin Uysalol, Sevim Meşe, Nuran Salman, Ayper Somer
AIM: Clinical findings, mortality, and morbidity rates differ among influenza subspecies. Awareness of these differences will lead physicians to choose the proper diagnostic and therapeutic strategies and to foresee possible complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical differences of influenza subspecies among hospitalized children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hospitalized children with proven influenza infection by polymerase chain reaction on nasopharyngeal swab specimens in our clinic, between December 2013 and March 2016, were enrolled...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433979/lethal-high-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-adem-triggered-by-toxic-effect-of-synthetic-cannabinoid-black-mamba
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Kiran Samra, Ian S Boon, Gregory Packer, Saiju Jacob
A previously well 25-year-old man presented with agitation, double incontinence and left-sided incoordination. His symptoms started after smoking a synthetic cannabinoid (black mamba) 5 days earlier. Over 48 hours, he developed aphasia, generalised hypertonia, hyper-reflexia and dense left hemiparesis. This progressed to profuse diaphoresis, fever, tachycardia, hypertension and a possible seizure necessitating admission to the intensive care unit. CT head and cerebrospinal fluid analysis were unremarkable...
April 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425571/clinical-factors-affecting-costs-in-patients-receiving-systemic-antifungal-therapy-in-intensive-care-units-in-greece-results-from-the-estimator-study
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A Armaganidis, S Nanas, E Antoniadou, K Mandragos, K Liakou, A Koutsoukou, G Baltopoulos, G Nakos, A Kounougeri, K Ganas, A Prekates, M Kompoti, D Georgopoulos, I Pneumatikos, E Zakynthinos
Invasive fungal infections are common in intensive care units (ICUs) but there is a great variability in factors affecting costs of different antifungal treatment strategies in clinical practice. To determine factors affecting treatment cost in adult ICU patients with or without documented invasive fungal infection receiving systemic antifungal therapy (SAT) we have performed a prospective, multicentre, observational study enrolling patients receiving SAT in participating ICUs in Greece. During the study period, 155 patients received SAT at 14 participating ICUs: 37 (23...
April 20, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413489/retrospective-review-of-epidemic-viral-pneumonia-cases-in-turkey-a-multicenter-study
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Mustafa Çörtük, Murat Acat, Onur Yazici, Zehra Yasar, Kemal Kiraz, Sena Yapicioglu Ataman, Elif Tanriverdi, Burcak Zitouni, Cenk Kirakli, Ozlem Ediboglu, Fevziye Tuksavul, Adem Dirican, Hale Kefeli Celik, Sevket Ozkaya, Erdogan Cetinkaya
Influenza A (H1N1) caused its first pandemic in 2009 in USA and Mexico. Since then, clinicians have exercised great care in order to make an early diagnosis of viral pneumonias. This is due in part to pandemic influenza A infection having greater impact on populations <65 years old than other viral strains, including seasonal influenza. Chest radiographies of those affected displayed a rapid progression of patchy infiltrates, and a large proportion of individuals required admission to intensive care units (ICU)...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407743/new-drugs-new-toxicities-severe-side-effects-of-modern-targeted-and-immunotherapy-of-cancer-and-their-management
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REVIEW
Frank Kroschinsky, Friedrich Stölzel, Simone von Bonin, Gernot Beutel, Matthias Kochanek, Michael Kiehl, Peter Schellongowski
Pharmacological and cellular treatment of cancer is changing dramatically with benefits for patient outcome and comfort, but also with new toxicity profiles. The majority of adverse events can be classified as mild or moderate, but severe and life-threatening complications requiring ICU admission also occur. This review will focus on pathophysiology, symptoms, and management of these events based on the available literature.While standard antineoplastic therapy is associated with immunosuppression and infections, some of the recent approaches induce overwhelming inflammation and autoimmunity...
April 14, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406814/pilot-feasibility-study-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-for-moderate-to-severe-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Donald F Slack, Douglas S Corwin, Nirav G Shah, Carl B Shanholtz, Avelino C Verceles, Giora Netzer, Kevin M Jones, Clayton H Brown, Michael L Terrin, Jeffrey D Hasday
OBJECTIVES: Prior studies suggest hypothermia may be beneficial in acute respiratory distress syndrome, but cooling causes shivering and increases metabolism. The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of performing a randomized clinical trial of hypothermia in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome receiving treatment with neuromuscular blockade because they cannot shiver. DESIGN: Retrospective study and pilot, prospective, open-label, feasibility study...
April 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400693/ludwig-s-angina-a-nightmare-worsened-by-adverse-drug-reaction-to-antibiotics
#7
Mohamed Hisham, Mundilipalayam N Sivakumar, R S Senthil Kumar, P Nandakumar
A 52-year-old obese gentleman presented to the hospital with complaints of fever and shortness of breath for 10 days. He was admitted in the ward and treated for acute exacerbation of asthma. He was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for persistent fever, neck swelling, airway obstruction and desaturation. Ludwig's angina was suspected and computed tomography of neck confirmed it. A difficult airway was anticipated and preceded with surgical tracheostomy. The patient had hypersensitivity reactions to piperacillin/tazobactam; hence, he was treated with clindamycin and metronidazole...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396650/new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-with-claustrum-damage-definition-of-the-clinical-and-neuroimaging-features
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Stefano Meletti, Giada Giovannini, Giuseppe d'Orsi, Lisa Toran, Giulia Monti, Rahul Guha, Andreas Kiryttopoulos, Maria Grazia Pascarella, Tommaso Martino, Haris Alexopoulos, Martha Spilioti, Jana Slonkova
New-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) is a rare but challenging condition occurring in a previously healthy patient, often with no identifiable cause. We describe the electro-clinical features and outcomes in a group of patients with NORSE who all demonstrated a typical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sign characterized by bilateral lesions of the claustrum. The group includes 31 patients (12 personal and 19 previously published cases; 17 females; mean age of 25 years). Fever preceded status epilepticus (SE) in 28 patients, by a mean of 6 days...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390959/fever-after-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-infusion-in-haploidentical-transplantation-with-post-transplant-cyclophosphamide
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Marcos Arango, Juan F Combariza
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Noninfection-related fever can occur after peripheral blood stem cell infusion in haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with post-transplant cyclophosphamide. The objective of this study was to analyze the incidence of fever and characterize some clinical features of affected patients. METHODS: A retrospective case-series study with 40 patients who received haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation was carried out...
April 3, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386165/effect-of-antipyretic-therapy-on-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-receiving-mechanical-ventilation-treatment
#10
Sheng Ye, Dan Xu, Chenmei Zhang, Mengyao Li, Yanyi Zhang
Purpose. The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of antipyretic therapy on mortality in critically ill patients with sepsis requiring mechanical ventilation. Methods. In this study, we employed the multiparameter intelligent monitoring in intensive care II (MIMIC-II) database (version 2.6). All patients meeting the criteria for sepsis and also receiving mechanical ventilation treatment were included for analysis, all of whom suffer from fever or hyperthermia. Logistic regression model and R language (R version 3...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375168/severe-adenoviral-pneumonia-in-an-immunocompetent-host-with-persistent-fevers-treated-with-multiple-empiric-antibiotics-for-presumed-bacterial-co-infection-an-antibiotic-stewardship-perspective-on-de-escalation-derailed
#11
Burke A Cunha, John Gian, Natalie C Klein
We present a case of severe adenoviral pneumonia in a 20-year-old immunocompetent host with persistently high fevers. The patient was needlessly given multiple empiric antibiotics for non-existent bacterial co-infection. This case has important antibiotic stewardship lessons for practitioners in approaching fevers in the ICU.
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373758/typhoid-intestinal-perforation-in-developing-countries-still-unavoidable-deaths
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EDITORIAL
Sandro Contini
Typhoid fever is a public health challenge mostly concentrated in impoverished, overcrowded areas of the developing world, with lack of safe drinking and sanitation. The most serious complication is typhoid intestinal perforation (TIP), observed in 0.8% to 39%, with a striking rate difference between high-income and low-middle-income countries. Although the mortality rate consequent to TIP in resource-poor countries is improved in the last decades, it is still fluctuating from 5% to 80%, due to surgical- and not surgical-related constraints...
March 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365897/fluoroquinolone-prophylaxis-in-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
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Dipenkumar Modi, Hyejeong Jang, Seongho Kim, Malini Surapaneni, Kamya Sankar, Abhinav Deol, Lois Ayash, Divaya Bhutani, Lawrence G Lum, Voravit Ratanatharathorn, Richard Manasa, Kendra Mellert, Pranatharthi Chandrasekar, Joseph P Uberti
PURPOSE: Although fluoroquinolone prophylaxis is frequently utilized in autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (AHSCT) patients, its impact on morbidity and mortality is uncertain. This study investigates the role of quinolone prophylaxis after AHSCT in recent years. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 291 consecutive adult patients who underwent AHSCT for malignant disorders, between June 2013 and January 2015. Outcomes were compared between patients who received norfloxacin prophylaxis and those who did not...
April 2, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365283/-epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-infants-admitted-to-hospital-due-to-human-parechovirus-infections-a-prospective-study-in-spain
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Fernando Martín Del Valle, Cristina Calvo, Inés Martinez-Rienda, Amaia Cilla, María P Romero, Ana Isabel Menasalvas, Leticia Reis-Iglesias, Diana Roda, María J Pena, Nuria Rabella, María Del Mar Portugués de la Red, Gregoria Megías, Antonio Moreno-Docón, Almudena Otero, María Cabrerizo
INTRODUCTION: Human parechovirus (HPeV) is one of the recently described picornaviridae viruses that have been associated with fever of unknown origin (FUO), clinical sepsis, gastroenteritis, meningitis, or encephalitis in very young infants. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiology and clinical features of these viruses. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective multicentre 3-year study was conducted in 12 hospitals in Spain. Out of 850 specimens examined, 47 were positive (5...
March 29, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362659/neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome-secondary-to-metoclopramide-use-in-an-elderly-gastroenterologic-surgery-patient
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Richard Breeden, Heath Ford, Carey Chrisman, Charles Mascioli
An 84-year-old African American woman was admitted to the hospital secondary to severe abdominal pain accompanied by septic shock. She underwent exploratory laparotomy, which revealed extensive small bowel necrosis likely due to small bowel torsion. A small bowel resection was performed with primary anastomoses and the patient was subsequently transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU). She recovered from shock but had a persistent gastroparesis interfering with enteral feeding, for which metoclopramide was prescribed...
March 2017: Gastroenterology Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361596/a-case-of-fatal-agranulocytosis-that-developed-in-a-patient-with-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-treated-with-deferiprone
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Maria Mainou, Aggeliki Kotsiafti, Philippos Klonizakis, Vasiliki Soulountsi, Chrysoula Apostolou, Kiriakos Psarras, Efthymia Vlachaki
A 29-year-old male with transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia major (β-TM), splenectomized and on chelation therapy with deferiprone (DFP or L1) due to heart and liver hemosiderosis, presented with high fever and agranulocytosis. Deferiprone was discontinued and a broad spectrum antibiotic therapy was started intravenously. The patient remained febrile and showed no recovery of neutrophil count even after the initiation of granulocyte colony-stimulation factor (G-CSF). After 12 days at the hospital, he developed respiratory failure and was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) where he developed multi-organ failure and died 3 days later...
November 2016: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353560/a-life-threatening-case-of-tafro-syndrome-with-dramatic-response-to-tocilizumab-rituximab-and-pulse-steroids-the-first-case-report-in-latin-america
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Fabio Freire José, Lucila Nassif Kerbauy, Guilherme Fleury Perini, Danielle Isadora Blumenschein, Denise da Cunha Pasqualin, Denise Maria Avancini Costa Malheiros, Guilherme de Carvalho Campos Neto, Fabio Pires de Souza Santos, Ronaldo Piovesan, Nelson Hamerschlak
RATIONALE: This is the report of the first case of TAFRO syndrome (Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, myelofibrosis, Renal dysfunction, Organomegaly) in Latin America. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a 61-year-old white woman of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, who presented with a history of 8 days of nausea, vomiting, and fever; severe pitting edema in both legs, ascites, splenomegaly, and palpable axillary lymph nodes. DIAGNOSES: Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed bilateral pleural effusion and retroperitoneal lymph node enlargement...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353453/a-change-for-the-antibacterial-treatment-policy-to-decrease-carbapenem-consumption-at-a-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-centre
#18
Gõkhan Metan, Leylagül Kaynar, Nuran Yozgat, Ferhan Elmali, Cemile Altay Kürkçüoglu, Emine Alp, Mustafa Çetin
After experiencing a high rate of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli infections in febrile neutropenic patients, a two-stage intervention was introduced in the haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) centre. During the first eight months of 2014, carbapenems remained the first choice for the empirical treatment of febrile neutropenia while the use of piperacillin/tazobactam (TZP) was encouraged in patients with stable clinical condition. When blood cultures were reported as negative and the patient was clinically stable the carbapenem/TZP treatment was stopped regardless of continuous fever and neutrophil count...
March 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344164/outbreak-of-brainstem-encephalitis-associated-with-enterovirus-a71-in-catalonia-spain-2016-a-clinical-observational-study-in-a-children-s-reference-centre-in-catalonia
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Dídac Casas-Alba, Mariona F de Sevilla, Ana Valero-Rello, Claudia Fortuny, Juan-José García-García, Carlos Ortez, Jordi Muchart, Thais Armangué, Iolanda Jordan, Carles Luaces, Irene Barrabeig, Rubén González-Sanz, María Cabrerizo, Carmen Muñoz-Almagro, Cristian Launes
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of an outbreak of brainstem encephalitis and encephalomyelitis related to enterovirus (EV) infection in Catalonia (Spain), a setting where these manifestations were uncommon. METHODS: Clinical and microbiological data from patients with neurological symptoms associated with EV detection admitted to a reference paediatric hospital between April and June 2016 were analysed. RESULTS: Fifty-seven patients were included...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321074/epstein-barr-virus-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorder-with-encephalitis-following-anti-thymocyte-globulin-for-aplastic-anemia-resolved-with-rituximab-therapy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Kiyomi Mashima, Shingo Yano, Hiroki Yokoyama, Takeshi Saito, Tomohito Machishima, Takaki Shimada, Yuichi Yahagi, Shinobu Takahara, Katsuki Sugiyama, Yoji Ogasawara, Jiro Minami, Yutaro Kamiyama, Atsushi Katsube, Kazuhito Suzuki, Sayaka Ohshima, Hisashi Yamada, Noriko Usui, Keisuke Aiba
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) sometimes occur following Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) administration for allogenic stem cell transplantation but are rare in aplastic anemia (AA) patients. A 55-year-old woman with AA following ATG developed refractory fever and was diagnosed with EBV-LPD. She was successfully treated with weekly rituximab monotherapy; however, she developed EBV encephalitis. She was admitted to the intensive care unit and finally recovered from unconsciousness...
2017: Internal Medicine
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