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Round pneumonia in children

Shuchang An, Xiangli Li, Shenhai Wei, Chaofeng Luo, Rong Cui
Round pneumonia is an uncommon form of community-acquired pneumonia usually found in children. To this date, there has been no report on local pulmonary complications in this entity in adult patients. The present study reports a case of a 77-year-old male with lung abscess secondary to round pneumonia caused by recurrent Klebsiella pneumoniae infection accompanied by occult metastases tumor. Occult metastases may have played an important role in leading to cavity as in this present case. Further investigation regarding the relationship between recurrent infection and metastases is needed...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Wei Shan, Ting Shi, Xiyan Zhang, Jian Xue, Yin Wang, Jia Yu, Yukai Huang, Sheng Lin, Genming Zhao, Jianmei Tian, Tao Zhang
BACKGROUND: Data on hospitalization burden of CAP in children is very limited in China. This study aimed to estimate the hospitalization rate and population-based incidence of hospitalization of CAP for children <15 years of age in Suzhou, China. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of children hospitalized in Soochow University Affiliated Children's Hospital (SCH) from January 2010 to December 2014. Children who were residents of downtown Suzhou, 29 days to <15 years of age, with discharge diagnosis codes (ICD-10) including J09 to J18 and J20 to J22 were included...
March 22, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Mohammad T Yousafzai, Romesa Ibrahim, Rozina Thobani, Fatima Aziz, Asad Ali
Acute respiratory infection (ARI) is the second leading cause of death in children less than 5 years of age worldwide. Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV) is associated with around 5-7% of the total pneumonia admissions in children. The aim of this study was to determine the magnitude of hMPV associated hospitalizations among children, in Karachi, Pakistan. A 3 years prospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH), from August 2009 to June 2012. Children less than 5 years of age, admitted with ARIs, were enrolled...
June 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
Wenrui Li, Linan Zeng, Jialian Li, Liang Huang, Ge Gui, Jie Song, Lina Chen, Lucan Jiang, Lingli Zhang
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common infectious disease in children. Rational drug use (RDU) is an important approach to reducing the disease burden and mortality rate of CAP in children. There are no monitoring indicators for assessing RDU in children. This study aimed to develop a set of indicators to assess RDU to treat CAP in children in hospitals and clinics using a modified Delphi method.Initial indicators were generated based on a systematic review of guidelines and studies investigating CAP in children...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Patrick McCrossan, Benjamin McNaughten, Michael Shields, Andrew Thompson
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December 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Joseph B Babigumira, Solomon J Lubinga, Alisa M Jenny, Erin Larsen-Cooper, Jessica Crawford, Charles Matemba, Andy Stergachis
BACKGROUND: Poor access to essential medicines is common in many low- and middle-income countries, partly due to an insufficient and inadequately trained workforce to manage the medicines supply chain. We conducted a prospective impact evaluation of the training and deployment of pharmacy assistants (PAs) to rural health centers in Malawi. METHODS: A quasi-experimental design was used to compare access to medicines in two districts where newly trained PAs were deployed to health centers (intervention) and two districts with no trained PAs at health centers (comparison)...
September 11, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
Jennifer L Dembinski, Adane Mihret, Solomon A Yimer, Bamlak Tessema, Mai-Chi Trieu, Azeb Tarekegn, Nahom Getachew, Rebecca J Cox, Fredrik Oftung, Bjørn Haneberg, Abraham Aseffa, Siri Mjaaland
BACKGROUND: Influenza in children who reside in tropical and subtropical regions has until recently been regarded as insignificant. However, new evidence suggests that it significantly impacts hospitalization and promotes secondary bacterial coinfections. Ethiopia is situated in a subtropical area where influenza viruses are likely to circulate year round. METHODS: Clinical data were recorded in a cohort of 103 healthy preschool children recruited in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
D Xu, Z M Chen, W Z Gu, Y S Wang, M X Huang, L F Tang, Y Y Zhang, Y Jiang
Objective: To understand the clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics and outcomes of pulmonary malignant tumors in children. Method: We retrospectively collected information about seven cases of pulmonary malignant tumors in children in our hospital from Jan 2010 to Dec 2016. The information included clinical manifestation, imaging characteristics, pathologic results, and treatment. Result: (1) All the seven patients firstly visited pediatric internal medicine departments. Symptoms included cough (n=6), dyspnea (n=4), fever (n=2), anorexia (n=2), chest tightness (n=1), chest pain (n=1), lameness (n=1), abdominal distension and constipation (n=1)...
April 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Moses M Ngari, Greg Fegan, Martha K Mwangome, Mwanajuma J Ngama, Neema Mturi, John Anthony Gerard Scott, Evasius Bauni, David James Nokes, James A Berkley
BACKGROUND: Although pneumonia is a leading cause of inpatient mortality, deaths may also occur after discharge from hospital. However, prior studies have been small, in selected groups or did not fully evaluate risk factors, particularly malnutrition and HIV. We determined 1-year post-discharge mortality and risk factors among children diagnosed with severe pneumonia. METHODS: A cohort study of children aged 1-59 months admitted to Kilifi County Hospital with severe pneumonia (2007-12)...
May 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Asad Ali, Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, Rabbia Waris, Fatima Jafri, Fatima Aziz, Imran Naeem Abbasi, Anita Zaidi
Major progress is being made in vaccines against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), with multiple vaccine candidates currently in the clinical phase of development. Making an investment case for public sector financing of RSV vaccine will require estimation of burden, cost-effectiveness, and impact. The aim of this study is to determine the proportion, age distribution and clinical spectrum of RSV associated hospitalizations in children in Karachi, Pakistan. A three years prospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, a city of 20 million in south Pakistan, from August 2009 to June 2012...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
Rahul Bawankule, Abhishek Singh, Kaushalendra Kumar, Sadanand Shetye
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia and diarrhea occur either as complications or secondary infections in measles affected children. So, the integrated Global Action Plan for Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD) by WHO and UNICEF includes measles vaccination as preventive measure in children. The objective of the study is to examine the effect of measles vaccination on Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) and diarrhea in children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan. METHODS: We analyzed data from the most recent rounds of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in the selected countries...
2017: PloS One
Nicole Salazar-Austin, Alvaro A Ordonez, Alice Jenh Hsu, Jane E Benson, Mahadevappa Mahesh, Elizabeth Menachery, Jafar H Razeq, Max Salfinger, Jeffrey R Starke, Aaron M Milstone, Nicole Parrish, Eric L Nuermberger, Sanjay K Jain
Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis is becoming increasingly prevalent worldwide, but little is known about XDR tuberculosis in young children. In this Grand Round we describe a 2-year-old child from the USA who developed pneumonia after a 3 month visit to India. Symptoms resolved with empirical first-line tuberculosis treatment; however, a XDR strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis grew in culture. In the absence of clinical or microbiological markers, low-radiation exposure pulmonary CT imaging was used to monitor treatment response, and guide an individualised drug regimen...
December 2015: Lancet Infectious Diseases
Jia Lu Cheng, Chun-Chih Peng, Nan-Chang Chiu, Li-Chuan Weng, Yu-Ying Chiu, Lung Chang, Daniel Tsung-Ning Huang, Fu-Yuan Huang, Chang-Pan Liu, Hsin Chi
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Respiratory infections caused by human adenoviruses (HAdV) are worldwide, and have significantly increased recently in Taiwan. This study aimed to clarify the molecular epidemiology and risk factors of HAdV severe infections and pneumonia among Taiwanese children. METHODS: Patients with HAdV infections and hospitalized in a medical center between 2009 and 2013 were divided into severe or nonsevere HAdV infections based on whether or not they received intensive care...
August 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
D N Tran, Q D Trinh, N T K Pham, T M H Pham, M T Ha, T Q N Nguyen, S Okitsu, H Shimizu, S Hayakawa, M Mizuguchi, H Ushijima
Molecular epidemiology and clinical impact of human rhinovirus (HRV) are not well documented in tropical regions. This study compared the clinical characteristics of HRV to other common viral infections and investigated the molecular epidemiology of HRV in hospitalized children with acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in Vietnam. From April 2010 to May 2011, 1082 nasopharyngeal swabs were screened for respiratory viruses by PCR. VP4/VP2 sequences of HRV were further characterized. HRV was the most commonly detected virus (30%), in which 70% were diagnosed as either pneumonia or bronchiolitis...
January 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
Israel Matías, Inés García, Lourdes García-Fragoso, Gilberto Puig, Lourdes Pedraza, Luis Rodríguez, Alvaro Santaella, Sylvia Arce, Marilyn Toledo, Edwin Soto, Marta Valcárcel
OBJECTIVE: The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most significant viral pathogen causing bronchiolitis and pneumonia in infants, today. In tropical climates the RSV infection may occur throughout the year. The purpose of this study was to asses RSV infections during the 2009‒2010 RSV season in children under 2 years of age and to evaluate the trend of positive RSV tests in the period of 2007 to 2009. METHODS: A retrospective review of data collected from 6 hospitals in Puerto Rico was performed...
June 2015: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
Sarah E Burr, Sally Milne, James Jafali, Ebrima Bojang, Megha Rajasekhar, John Hart, Emma M Harding-Esch, Martin J Holland, David C W Mabey, Ansumana Sillah, Robin L Bailey, Anna Roca
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of repeated mass drug administration (MDA) of azithromycin in the Gambia on the nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae and on the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains. METHODS: This study involved villages that participated in a cluster randomized trial comparing the effect of one versus three azithromycin MDA rounds on the prevalence of trachoma. Only villages in which most children received 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine were included...
July 1, 2014: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Yi Zhang, Yong-Sheng Yu, Zheng-Hao Tang, Xiao-Hua Chen, Guo-Qing Zang
Round pneumonia is an uncommon form of pulmonary infection usually found in children. It may resemble pulmonary neoplasm on radiographs. We present a case of round pneumonia in a 43-year-old male with a history of smoking and a family history of lung cancer. The patient was treated with antibiotics for more than two weeks, after which the infection resolved completely both clinically and radiologically. Clinicians should consider this uncommon type of pneumonia in the differential diagnosis of spherical pulmonary masses to avoid unnecessary diagnostic tests...
January 2014: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Jang-Mi Kwon, Jae Won Shim, Deok Soo Kim, Hye Lim Jung, Moon Soo Park, Jung Yeon Shim
PURPOSE: In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of year-round respiratory viral infection in children with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) and the relationship between respiratory viral infection and allergen sensitization in exacerbating asthma. METHODS: We investigated the sources for acute LRTIs in children admitted to our hospital from May 2010 to April 2011. The 6 most common respiratory viruses were isolated from nasopharyngeal aspirate using multiplex reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction in 309 children; respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenovirus (AV), parainfluenza virus (PIV), influenza virus (IFV), human metapneumovirus (hMPV), rhinovirus (RV)...
January 2014: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
Jie Ying Lee, Leon Tak Keet Lim, Seng Hock Quak, Krishnan Prabhakaran, Marion Aw
AIM: Cholangitis is a well-known complication that contributes to morbidity, mortality, as well as health-care utilisation in children with biliary atresia who have undergone the Kasai portoenterostomy. The aim of the study was to determine the common causative organisms for cholangitis and characterise its burden, health-care resource and service utilisation and cost. METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of children who underwent Kasai portoenterostomy in our institution from 1988 to 2011...
March 2014: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dinh Nguyen Tran, Tran Quynh Nhu Nguyen, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Satoshi Hayakawa, Masashi Mizuguchi, Hiroshi Ushijima
Acute respiratory infections are the major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. Human bocavirus (HBoV), a novel virus, is recognized to increasingly associate with previously unknown etiology respiratory infections in young children. In this study, the epidemiological, clinical, and molecular characteristics of HBoV infections were described in hospitalized Vietnamese pediatric patients. From April 2010 to May 2011, 1,082 nasopharyngeal swab samples were obtained from patients with acute respiratory infections at the Children's Hospital 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam...
June 2014: Journal of Medical Virology
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