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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141727/point-of-care-ultrasound-for-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-in-india-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-hiv-positive-and-hiv-negative-presumptive-tuberculosis-patients
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Stefan F Weber, Kavitha Saravu, Tom Heller, Rajagopal Kadavigere, Shashidhar Vishwanath, Stephan Gehring, Sabine Bélard, And Pocus Eti Study Group
Diagnosing extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is challenging. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated EPTB is applied in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed at evaluating the applicability of POCUS for diagnosing EPTB in HIV-positive and HIV-negative presumptive tuberculosis (TB) patients in India, a country of moderate relative TB and HIV burden. Presumptive TB patients at Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, India, prospectively underwent POCUS evaluating for pericardial, pleural and ascitic effusion, abdominal lymphadenopathy, and hepatic and splenic microabscesses...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131120/a-prospective-study-to-evaluate-a-diagnostic-algorithm-for-the-use-of-fluid-lymphocyte-subset-analysis-in-undiagnosed-unilateral-pleural-effusions
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Giles Dixon, Rahul Bhatnagar, Natalie Zahan-Evans, Amelia O Clive, Paul F Virgo, Mary T Brett, Sophie H Otton, Andrew R L Medford, Nick A Maskell
BACKGROUND: Haematological malignancy is an important cause of pleural effusion. Pleural effusions secondary to haematological malignancy are usually lymphocyte predominant. However, several other conditions such as carcinoma, tuberculosis, and chronic heart failure also cause lymphocytic effusions. Lymphocyte subset (LS) analysis may be a useful test to identify haematological malignancy in patients with lymphocytic effusions. However, research into their utility in pleural effusion diagnostic algorithms has not yet been published...
November 10, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107084/evidence-for-m2-macrophages-in-granulomas-from-pulmonary-sarcoidosis-a-new-aspect-of-macrophage-heterogeneity
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Masoud Shamaei, Esmaeil Mortaz, Mihan Pourabdollah, Johan Garssen, Payam Tabarsi, Aliakbar Velayati, Ian M Adcock
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unknown etiology. Macrophages play a key role in granuloma formation with the T cells, having a significant impact on macrophage polarization (M1 and M2) and the cellular composition of the granuloma. This study evaluates macrophage polarization in granulomas in pulmonary sarcoidosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tissue specimens from the Department of Pathology biobank at the Masih Daneshvari Hospital were obtained...
October 26, 2017: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101376/antibiotics-induce-polarization-of-pleural-macrophages-to-m2-like-phenotype-in-patients-with-tuberculous-pleuritis
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Sisi Wang, Jian Zhang, Liyan Sui, Hao Xu, Qianling Piao, Ying Liu, Xinglong Qu, Ying Sun, Lei Song, Dan Li, Liping Peng, Shucheng Hua, Guangan Hu, Jianzhu Chen
Pleural macrophages play critical roles in pathogenesis of tuberculous pleuritis, but very little is known about their response to anti-tuberculosis antibiotics treatment. Here, we examined whether and how pleural macrophages change in phenotype, transcription and function following antibiotics treatment in patients with tuberculous pleuritis. Results show pro-inflammatory cytokines were down-regulated significantly post antibiotic treatment in the pleural effusions and pleural macrophages up-regulated markers characteristic of M2 macrophages such as CD163 and CD206...
November 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095265/identification-of-differential-expressed-pe-exosomal-mirna-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-tuberculosis-and-other-benign-lesions
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Yan Wang, Yan-Mei Xu, Ye-Qing Zou, Jin Lin, Bo Huang, Jing Liu, Jing Li, Jing Zhang, Wei-Ming Yang, Qing-Hua Min, Shu-Qi Li, Qiu-Fang Gao, Fan Sun, Qing-Gen Chen, Lei Zhang, Yu-Huan Jiang, Li-Bin Deng, Xiao-Zhong Wang
Pleural effusion (PE) is a common clinical complication of many pulmonary and systemic diseases, including lung cancer and tuberculosis. Nevertheless, there is no clinical effective biomarker to identify the cause of PE. We attempted to investigate differential expressed exosomal miRNAs in PEs of lung adenocarcinoma (APE), tuberculous (TPE), and other benign lesions (NPE) by using deep sequencing and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). As a result, 171 differentiated miRNAs were observed in 3 groups of PEs, and 11 significantly differentiated exosomal miRNAs were validated by qRT-PCR...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078581/robot-assisted-surgery-in-complex-treatment-of-the-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Piotr Yablonskii, Grigorii Kudriashov, Igor Vasilev, Armen Avetisyan, Olga Sokolova
Surgery of pulmonary tuberculosis associated with open thoracotomy due to dense pleural and vascular adhesions. These reasons limited the use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in these cases. Robotic surgical system aimed to performing successfully minimally invasive operations for pulmonary tuberculosis. This paper showed 3-year experience of one chest center in this area. The results of this work are recommendations that facilitate the implementation of robot-assisted lung resection in complex treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063892/hantavirus-and-tuberculosis-co-infection-in-an-indian-child
#7
Someshwar Chate, Ira Shah, Hiren Doshi
Hantaviruses are a group of antigenically distinct viruses carried out in rodents and insectivores. Humans are accidental hosts and get infected by aerosols generated from contaminated urine, faeces and saliva of infected rodents. Hantaviruses are identified as aetiological agents of two human diseases, haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus causing pulmonary renal disease has rarely been reported in children in India. Hantavirus infection is uncommon under the age of 12 years...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062623/a-complicated-case-of-group-b-streptococcus-empyema-necessitans
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Kevin G Buell, Saira Ajmal, Jennifer A Whitaker
Empyema necessitans is a complication of a pleural space infection that dissects through the pleura into the soft tissues of the chest and skin. Due to the widespread availability of antibiotics, empyema necessitans is rare in modern medicine and is most commonly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. A 38-year-old immunocompetent male presented with left shoulder pain and his chest radiograph revealed a mass in the upper left lung and/or pleural space. He underwent multiple debridements of the chest wall due to a left chest wall abscess and empyema necessitans...
August 22, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062486/cardiac-tamponade-in-a-patient-with-autoimmune-polyglandular-syndrome-type-2
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Andromachi Vryonidou, Stavroula A Paschou, Fotini Dimitropoulou, Panagiotis Anagnostis, Vasiliki Tzavara, Apostolos Katsivas
We describe a case of a 40-year-old woman who was admitted to the intensive care unit with a rapid onset of dyspnea and orthopnea. She presented progressive weakness, weight loss and secondary amenorrhea during last year, while intermittent fever was present for the last two months. Initial biochemical evaluation showed anemia, hyponatremia and increased C-reactive protein levels. Clinical and echocardiographic evaluation revealed cardiac tamponade, which was treated with pericardiocentesis. Pleural fluid samples were negative for malignancy, tuberculosis or bacterial infection...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057121/triple-cultures-increase-the-diagnostic-sensitivity-of-mycobacterial-tuberculosis-empyema
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Kingsfield Ong, Keerthi Rajapaksha, Chin Siang Ong, Ali Akbar Fazuludeen, Aneez Dokeu Basheer Ahmed
BACKGROUND: There is a continuous debate on the appropriate diagnostic approach and surgical management of mycobacterial empyema, with widely varied diagnostic practices and surgical outcomes. The aim of this study is to highlight the diagnostic approach and clinical features of patients who required surgical intervention for mycobacterial empyema. METHODS: We performed a 5-year retrospective cohort study of all patients with mycobacterial empyema requiring surgery in a single institution from November 2009 to November 2014...
2017: Tuberculosis Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055524/-role-of-surgery-in-spontaneous-spondylodiscitis-experience-in-83-consecutive-patients
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Javier Martín-Alonso, Pedro David Delgado-López, José Manuel Castilla-Díez, Vicente Martín-Velasco, Ana María Galacho-Harriero, Sara Ortega-Cubero, Elena Araus-Galdós, Antonio Rodríguez-Salazar
OBJECTIVE: To describe and discuss the role of surgery in the management of spontaneous spondylodiscitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review on the outcome and complications of a cohort of patients undergoing surgery for spontaneous (non-postoperative) spondylodiscitis of any spinal level or aetiology. RESULTS: From 1995 to 2014, 83 patients (45% females, median age 66) with spondylodiscitis were treated. Microbiological confirmation was obtained in 67...
October 18, 2017: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043419/computed-tomography-in-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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REVIEW
Savvas Andronikou, Pierre Goussard, Erich Sorantin
Diagnostic imaging plays a significant role in both the diagnosis and treatment of complications of pneumonia in children and chest radiography is the imaging modality of choice. Computed tomography (CT) on the other hand, is not currently a first-line imaging tool for children with suspected uncomplicated community-acquired pneumonia and is largely reserved for when complications of pneumonia are suspected or there is difficulty in differentiating pneumonia from other pathology. This review outlines the situations where CT needs to be considered in children with pneumonia, describes the imaging features of the parenchymal and pleural complications of pneumonia, discusses how CT may have a wider role in developing countries where human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis are prevalent, makes note of the role of CT scanning for identifying missed foreign body aspiration and, lastly, addresses radiation concerns...
October 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033441/bilateral-tuberculous-pleurisy-with-subsequent-upper-lobe-predominant-pulmonary-fibrosis-mimicking-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis
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Takako Kawaguchi, Keishi Oda, Takashi Kido, Toshinori Kawanami, Yoshinori Kawabata, Kazuhiro Yatera
Although the majority of patients with Mycobacterium tuberculosis have pulmonary involvement, some cases have pleural involvement as extra-pulmonary sites of infection. We herein report a case of upper lobe-predominant pulmonary fibrosis that developed in a 47-year-old male with a history of bilateral tuberculous pleurisy. Based on his chest radiological findings, pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) was most strongly suspected, and a surgical lung biopsy (SLB) was performed to obtain a pathological diagnosis...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021638/real-time-pcr-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-pleural-tuberculosis
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Martha Alejandra Casallas-Rivera, Ana María Cárdenas Bernal, Luis Fernando Giraldo-Cadavid, Enrique Prieto Diago, Sandra Paola Santander
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis requires an invasive and time-consuming reference method. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is rapid, but validation in pleural tuberculosis is still weak. OBJECTIVE: To establish the operating characteristics of real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) hybridization probes for the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis. METHODS: The validity of the RT-PCR hybridization probes was evaluated compared to a composite reference method by a cross-sectional study at the Hospital Universitario de la Samaritana...
June 30, 2017: Colombia Médica: CM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021481/cryptococcal-pleuritis-presenting-with-lymphocyte-predominant-and-high-levels-of-adenosine-deaminase-in-pleural-effusions-coincident-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Yoshitomo Kushima, Hidenori Takizawa, Yasutaka Machida, Takafumi Umetsu, Naoya Ikeda, Masaaki Miyoshi, Kazuyuki Chibana, Yasuo Shimizu, Akihiro Takemasa, Yoshiki Ishii
Co-infection with cryptococcus and tuberculosis has rarely been reported. We herein report a case of an 80-year-old man with cryptococcal pleuritis concurrent with pulmonary tuberculosis. He was admitted for progression of left pleural effusion and consolidation in the left upper lobe. Culture for Mycobacterium tuberculosis was positive in sputum, and analyses of pleural effusion revealed lymphocyte-predominant high levels of adenosine deaminase (ADA). Medical thoracoscopy revealed massive infiltration of Cryptococcus neoformans in pleura without granuloma...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017676/rare-cause-of-pleuropnemonia-tularemia-disease
#16
Meltem Agca, Dildar Duman, Ebru Sulu, Fatma Ozbaki, Orcun Barkay, Derya Ozturk, Tulay Yarkin
Tularemia is a zoonotic infection which is caused by gram negative coccobacilli, Francisella tularensis. The disease occurs after contact with blood and body fluids of infected animals, bites and ingestion of infected food and water. Although it commonly presents with skin lesions, there may also be serious organ involvements. A55-year woman was consulted for presumptive diagnosis of tuberculosis. Multiple lymphadenopathy in right cervical area was present on physical examination. Pleural effusion on left side was detected with computed tomography...
September 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977811/-interdisciplinary-treatment-of-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#17
Joachim Pfannschmidt, Nicolas Schönfeld
Today surgical procedures for pulmonary tuberculosis are highly selective but owing to the increasing incidence of multidrug resistant tuberculosis has been becoming more and more relevant. Besides the treatment of tuberculosis foci in multidrug resistance tuberculosis to eliminate the source of relapse, complications as sequelae of tuberculosis are among the most frequent indications for surgery. In patients with cavernous lesions, destroyed lobe or lung, bronchiectasis, pleural empyema or hemoptysis thoracic surgical procedures may be warranted...
September 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972418/challenges-in-pleural-tuberculosis-diagnosis-existing-reference-standards-and-nucleic-acid-tests
#18
Shaifali Tyagi, Neera Sharma, Jaya Sivaswami Tyagi, Sagarika Haldar
Pleural tuberculosis (pTB) is a grave form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Microbiological tests are usually found to be inadequate for pTB diagnosis. The absence of a uniform 'composite reference standard' is challenging; therefore, diagnosis is usually performed using a combination of diversified criteria. Nucleic acid tests vary in diagnostic accuracy and have not yet been integrated into clinical decision making. This review assesses the varied criteria used for pTB classification and the challenges afflicting pleural fluid-based DNA diagnostic tests, namely, PCR and Xpert(®) MTB/RIF...
October 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936998/venous-thromboembolism-due-to-hyperhomocysteinaemia-and-tuberculosis
#19
Ankush Chaudhary, Unnati Desai, Jyotsna M Joshi
An 18-year-old male presented to our hospital with complaints of episodic abdominal pain, dry cough and right pleuritic chest pain. He was diagnosed as a case of right tuberculous pleural effusion on the basis of the pleural fluid Genexpert report of Mycobacterium tuberculosis detected sensitive to rifampicin and was started on antituberculous therapy. Forty-five days later, he presented with acute onset breathlessness, swelling of the right leg, streaky haemoptysis and a fresh left-sided pleural effusion. Evaluation revealed venous thromboembolism (right lower lobar segment pulmonary embolism with right leg deep vein thrombosis)...
May 2017: National Medical Journal of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932548/predictors-of-conversion-to-thoracotomy-during-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-lobectomy-in-lung-cancer-additional-predictive-value-of-fdg-pet-ct-in-a-tuberculosis-endemic-region
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Chun Geun Lim, Kyung Min Shin, Ji Seun Lim, Jae Kwang Lim, Hye Jung Kim, Won Hwa Kim, Seung Hyun Cho, Seung Ick Cha, Eung Bae Lee, Yangki Seock, Shin Young Jeong
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the added clinical value of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans to chest CT imaging in predicting the conversion to thoracotomy during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy in patients with lung cancer. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of 235 consecutive patients who underwent planned VATS lobectomy for primary lung cancer between 2011 and 2015. CT images were interpreted in terms of the presence and the attenuation of peribronchial lymph nodes (PLN) and peribronchial cuffs of soft (PCS) tissue, pleural calcification, and parenchymal calcified nodule...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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