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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442374/peritonsillar-and-deep-neck-infections-a-review-of-330-cases
#1
Paula Martínez Pascual, Paloma Pinacho Martinez, Eviatar Friedlander, Carlos Martin Oviedo, Bartolome Scola Yurrita
INTRODUCTION: Deep neck infections (DNI) are defined as suppurative infectious processes of deep visceral spaces of the neck. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to review different factors that may influence peritonsillar and deep neck Infections (DNI) and may play a role as bad prognosis predictors. METHODS: We present a retrospective study of 330 patients with DNI and peritonsillar infections who were admitted between January 2005 and December 2015 in a tertiary referral hospital...
April 9, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357183/tuberculosis-and-guillain-barre-syndrome-a-chance-association
#2
Srikant Mohta, Manish Soneja, Surabhi Vyas, Wasim Khot
An 18-year-old boy presented with acute-onset quadriparesis that had developed 4 weeks prior. He had an intermittent fever and significant weight loss during this period. After extensive investigations, the patient was diagnosed with an acute motor and sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN) variant of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and disseminated tuberculosis with mediastinal lymphadenopathy, pericarditis, and pleural effusion. Plasmapheresis was performed and first-line anti-tubercular therapy was administered...
February 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355619/infection-burden-among-medical-events-onboard-cargo-ships-a-four-year-study
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Cyril Marimoutou, Davide Tufo, Hervé Chaudet, Marc Abdul Samad, Gaëtan Gentile, Michel Drancourt
Background: . Cargo ships are medically isolated, yet neglected environments. We aimed to know about medical events onboard cargo ships. Methods.: We reviewed all the medical events onboard a large commercial 471-cargo ship company for 4 years. Medical events were recorded within 20 categories as routinely used by Medical Maritime Consulting Centers, using a 4-level medical gravity score. The χ 2 test and logistic regression and correspondence analyses were used for the analysis of qualitative variables...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355600/usefulness-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-in-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-and-mediastinal-lymphadenopathy
#4
Olivia Sánchez-Cabral, Dina Martínez-Mendoza, Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, Esmeralda Aspuru-García, Rosa Rivera-Rosales, César Luna-Rivero, José Arturo Martínez-Orozco, Gustavo Reyes-Terán
BACKGROUND: There are few published studies about the usefulness of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The clinical spectrum of likely diseases in this population is varied and differs from patients not infected with HIV. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to measure the usefulness of EBUS-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in HIV-infected patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted an observational, cross-sectional, retrospective, descriptive study on patients with HIV infection and mediastinal lymphadenopathy who underwent EBUS-TBNA between September 2014 and April 2016...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210638/an-unusual-suspect-causing-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure
#5
Masooma Aqeel, Bjorn Batdorf, Horatiu Olteanu, Jayshil J Patel
Introduction: Antisynthetase syndrome (ASS) is characterized by the presence of anti-Jo-1 antibodies in conjunction with clinical findings of fever, polymyositis-dermatomyositis, and interstitial lung disease (ILD). Inflammatory myopathies carry a high risk of malignancy, but this association is less well outlined in ASS. We present the case of a patient with ASS who developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. Case Presentation: A 44-year-old female with ASS presented with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195963/mediastinitis-following-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
#6
Aruna Jahoor, Shekhar Ghamande, Shirley Jones, Carl Boethel, Heath D White
Mediastinitis is a rare complication of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). Recent reports of infectious complications following EBUS-TBNA involved oropharyngeal bacteria. Here, we report 2 unusual cases of post-EBUS-TBNA mediastinitis involving Streptococcus pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which were likely the result of direct inoculation of the organisms at the time of transbronchial needle aspiration. The first case was successfully treated with computed tomography-guided drainage and antibiotics, whereas the second case had >50% distal tracheal obstruction and near total occlusion of the left main stem bronchus, requiring rigid bronchoscopy, stent placement, debulking, and antibiotics...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143482/high-throughput-16srrna-gene-sequencing-reveals-the-correlation-between-propionibacterium-acnes-and-sarcoidosis
#7
Meng-Meng Zhao, Shan-Shan Du, Qiu-Hong Li, Tao Chen, Hui Qiu, Qin Wu, Shan-Shan Chen, Ying Zhou, Yuan Zhang, Yang Hu, Yi-Liang Su, Li Shen, Fen Zhang, Dong Weng, Hui-Ping Li
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to use high throughput 16SrRNA gene sequencing to examine the bacterial profile of lymph node biopsy samples of patients with sarcoidosis and to further verify the association between Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and sarcoidosis. METHODS: A total of 36 mediastinal lymph node biopsy specimens were collected from 17 cases of sarcoidosis, 8 tuberculosis (TB group), and 11 non-infectious lung diseases (control group). The V4 region of the bacterial 16SrRNA gene in the specimens was amplified and sequenced using the high throughput sequencing platform MiSeq, and bacterial profile was established...
February 1, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119746/incidence-of-fever-following-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
#8
Seo Yun Kim, Jin Woo Lee, Young Sik Park, Chang-Hoon Lee, Sang-Min Lee, Jae-Joon Yim, Young Whan Kim, Sung Koo Han, Chul-Gyu Yoo
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a minimally invasive diagnostic method for mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy. This study aimed to investigate the incidence of fever following EBUS-TBNA. METHODS: A total of 684 patients who underwent EBUS-TBNA from May 2010 to July 2012 at Seoul National University Hospital were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were evaluated for fever by a physician every 6-8 hours during the first 24 hours following EBUS-TBNA...
January 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043581/common-features-of-tuberculosis-and-sarcoidosis
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Esmaeil Mortaz, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, Atefeh Abedini, Soheila Matroodi, Arda Kiani, Dina Soroush, Ian M Adcock
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Despite the availability of novel therapeutic approaches, TB is considered as one of the leading causes of death due to infectious diseases worldwide. Alveolar macrophages are the first line of defense against M. tuberculosis; they ingest and sequester the bacilli within granulomatous structures. Control and resolution of the infection requires activated T lymphocytes as well as Th1 cytokines. There are two forms of TB: active TB and latent TB...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956084/-what-future-for-chest-x-ray-against-ultra-low-dose-computed-tomography
#10
REVIEW
M Ohana, C Ludes, M Schaal, E Meyer, M-Y Jeung, A Labani, C Roy
Technological improvements, with iterative reconstruction at the foreground, have lowered the radiation dose of a chest CT close to that of a PA and lateral chest x-ray. This ultra-low dose chest CT (ULD-CT) has an image quality that is degraded on purpose, yet remains diagnostic in many clinical indications. Thus, its effectiveness is already validated for the detection and the monitoring of solid parenchymal nodules, for the diagnosis and monitoring of infectious lung diseases and for the screening of pleural lesions secondary to asbestos exposure...
February 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922210/comparison-between-thoracic-radiographic-findings-and-postmortem-diagnosis-of-thoracic-diseases-in-dyspneic-companion-rats-rattus-norvegicus
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Virginie Fouriez-Lablée, Claire Vergneau-Grosset, Philip H Kass, Allison L Zwingenberger
Companion rats are often presented to veterinarians for respiratory difficulties. Dyspnea in rats is most commonly due to infectious pneumonia, and thoracic neoplasia can go undiagnosed ante mortem due to a mistaken interpretation of pneumonia. In domestic carnivores, pulmonary nodular patterns have been shown to correlate with lung neoplastic diseases and infectious diseases. The main objective of this retrospective case series study was to determine whether certain radiographic criteria could be correlated with the presence of thoracic infectious disease and neoplastic disease in companion rats...
March 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833783/the-role-of-computed-tomography-in-predicting-left-ventricular-assist-device-infectious-complications
#12
Carrie K Gomez, Scott R Schiffman, Susan K Hobbs
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to identify early computed tomography findings around the driveline which would predict mediastinal or left ventricular assist device (LVAD) pocket abscess formation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on 128 LVAD recipients between January 2007 and December 2011. Infectious complications were subdivided into those affecting the driveline and those resulting in abscess formation either around the LVAD pump or mediastinum...
2016: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790959/igg4-related-syndrome-another-multiorgan-disease-in-the-interest-field-of-internal-medicine
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Antonino Tuttolomondo, Irene Simonetta, Domenico Di Raimondo, Tiziana Di Chiara, Roberta Conigliaro, Francesca Corpora, Valerio Vassallo, Antonio Pinto
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease is a rare, clinical and pathologic disease entity of unknown etiology. Its main features are increased serum concentrations of IgG4 > 1,35 g/l, lymphocyte and IgG4+plasma-cell infiltration within tissues, fibrosis or sclerosis. The classical presentation of IgG4-RSD is pancreatitis which is combined with the involvement of biliary ducts in 74 percent of patients. Extrapancreatic manifestations include: abdominal or mediastinal lymphadenopathy; the involvement of salivary glands and lacrimal glands, kidneys, lung, retroperitoneum...
2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720371/delayed-sternal-closure-in-infant-heart-surgery-the-importance-of-where-and-when-an-analysis-of-the-sts-congenital-heart-surgery-database
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Kristen Nelson-McMillan, Christoph P Hornik, Xia He, Luca A Vricella, Jeffrey P Jacobs, Kevin D Hill, Sara K Pasquali, Diane E Alejo, Duke E Cameron, Marshall L Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Delayed sternal closure (DSC) is commonly used to optimize hemodynamic stability after neonatal and infant heart surgery. We hypothesized that duration of sternum left open (SLO) was associated with rate of infection complications, and that location of sternal closure may mitigate infection risk. METHODS: Infants (age ≤365 days) undergoing index operations with cardiopulmonary bypass and DSC at STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database centers (from 2007 to 2013) with adequate data quality were included...
November 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27600712/the-safety-of-resternotomy-in-the-intensive-care-unit-for-postcardiotomy-bleeding-control
#15
Dong Jung Kim, Yoon Chul Shin, Dong Jin Kim, Jun Sung Kim, Cheong Lim, Kay-Hyun Park
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the efficiency and safety of resternotomy performed in the intensive care unit (ICU) for emergent bleeding control after cardiac surgery when transport of the patient to the operating room (OR) was unsafe or delayed. METHODS: Medical records were retrospectively reviewed for 101 patients who underwent resternotomy for bleeding control after cardiac surgery between July 2003 and July 2013. A reoperation was performed in the OR for 61 patients (the OR group) and in the ICU for 40 patients (the ICU group)...
November 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561787/pulmonary-hyalinizing-granuloma-a-multicenter-study-of-5-new-cases-and-review-of-the-135-cases-of-the-literature
#16
Raphael Lhote, Julien Haroche, Loïc Duron, Nicolas Girard, Marie Pierre Lafourcade, Michel Martin, Hugues Begueret, André Taytard, Frédérique Capron, Philippe Grenier, Jean Charles Piette, Fleur Cohen-Aubart, Zahir Amoura
Pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma (PHG) is a rare disease characterized by single or multiple benign lung nodules mimicking lung neoplasma. Histologic analysis reveals homogenous hyaline lamellae, usually surrounded by collection of plasma cells, lymphocytes and histiocytes in a perivascular distribution. The clinical and radiological findings have been described in small series, but the long-term outcomes have rarely been reported. The objectives were to describe the clinical, radiological and outcomes of PHG in new cases and through a literature review...
August 25, 2016: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525403/-a-pediatric-case-of-hiv-who-diagnosed-by-virtue-of-disseminated-cryptococcus-infection
#17
Manolya Acar, Murat Sütçü, Hacer Aktürk, Selda Hançerli Törün, Nurinisa Karagöz, Hayati Beka, Ensar Yekeler, Ali Ağaçfidan, Nuran Salman, Ayper Somer
Cryptococcus neoformans is an important opportunistic pathogen that causes serious mortality and morbidity in AIDS patients. Although its incidence has decreased with proper antiretroviral treatment (ART), it is still a major concern in areas with low socioeconomic HIV endemic countries with poor sources of therapy. In our country, pediatric HIV infection and so, HIV-related opportunistic infections are very rare. In order to pay attention to this unusual collaboration; herein, we presented a pediatric case who was diagnosed with HIV and disseminated cryptococcus infection concomitantly...
July 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503156/usefulness-of-lymphoid-granulomatous-inflammation-culture-obtained-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-a-fungal-endemic-area
#18
John Berger, Felix Zamora, Eitan Podgaetz, Rafael Andrade, H Erhan Dincer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is the procedure of choice for the evaluation of mediastinal/hilar lymph node enlargements. Granulomatous inflammation of the mediastinal/hilar lymph nodes is often identified on routine histology. In addition, mediastinal lymphadenopathy may be present with undiagnosed infection. We sought to determine the usefulness of routine cultures and histology for infectious etiologies in a fungal endemic area when granulomatous inflammation is identified...
July 2016: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27389822/invasive-esophageal-candidiasis-with-chronic-mediastinal-abscess-and-fatal-pneumomediastinum
#19
Mohammad Reza F Aghdam, Ståle Sund
BACKGROUND Invasive candidiasis is a potential problem for patients receiving long-term immunosuppressive treatment. Psoriatic arthritis is one of many chronic diseases that can be successfully treated with immunosuppressive drugs, in spite of a documented and accepted risk for infectious complications. Critical awareness of possible infection must be part of the surveillance of such patients. CASE REPORT This is the case of a 68-year-old Norwegian male, treated with long-term immunosuppression for psoriatic arthritis, hospitalized with acute subcutaneous and mediastinal emphysema of unknown cause...
July 8, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27363931/-endobronchial-ultrasonography-ebus-for-the-internist
#20
REVIEW
J-B Stern, B Wyplosz, P Girard, P Validire, L Escaut, R Caliandro
Endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) is a recent mini-invasive technique allowing transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) of mediastinal lymph nodes as well as peribronchial lesions. EBUS was initially developed for lung cancer mediastinal staging. Over the years, indications for EBUS have been progressively extended to the scope of inflammatory disorders, mediastinal lymphomas, and infectious diseases. Particularly in immunosuppressed patients, including HIV-infected patients, EBUS allows the diagnosis of several diseases that involve the mediastinum, avoiding invasive surgical explorations such as mediastinoscopy or thoracoscopy...
November 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
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