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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093275/reverse-transcription-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-for-rapid-detection-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-directly-from-nasopharyngeal-swabs
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Johannes Hoos, Rebecca Marie Peters, Julia Tabatabai, Jürgen Grulich-Henn, Paul Schnitzler, Johannes Pfeil
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in young infants and a major cause of nosocomial infection in pediatric care. Currently available RSV point-of-care tests are of limited sensitivity and relatively expensive. We developed and evaluated a novel RSV rapid test for use at point-of-care, based on reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) for direct testing of nasopharyngeal swab specimens. RT-LAMP can detect RSV within 30min, without the need for RNA extraction...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090469/the-relationships-between-respiratory-virus-infection-and-aminotransferase-in-children
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Jun Suk Oh, Jun Sik Choi, Young Hyuk Lee, Kyung Og Ko, Jae Woo Lim, Eun Jung Cheon, Gyung Min Lee, Jung Min Yoon
PURPOSE: We sought to examine the relationship between the clinical manifestations of nonspecific reactive hepatitis and respiratory virus infection in pediatric patients. METHODS: Patients admitted to the pediatric unit of Konyang University Hospital for lower respiratory tract disease between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 and who underwent reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction tests were examined. The patients were divided into those with increased levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) or aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and those with normal ALT or AST levels...
December 2016: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060791/effects-of-infant-formula-supplemented-with-prebiotics-compared-with-synbiotics-on-growth-up-to-the-age-of-12-months-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hania Szajewska, Marek Ruszczyński, Henryk Szymański, Iwona Sadowska-Krawczenko, Anna Piwowarczyk, Preben Bødstrup Rasmussen, Mette Bach Kristensen, Christina E West, Olle Hernell
BACKGROUND: Growth is an essential outcome measure for evaluating the safety of infant formulas (IF). We investigated the effects of consumption of IF supplemented with prebiotics (fructooligosaccharides, FOS, and galactooligosaccharides, GOS) compared with synbiotics (FOS/GOS and Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei strain F19) on the growth of healthy infants. METHODS: 182 full-term infants who were weaned completely from breast milk to IF at 28 days of age were randomly assigned to receive prebiotic- or synbiotic-supplemented, otherwise identical, IF until 6 months of age (intervention period)...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005691/clinical-and-bacterial-risk-factors-for-mortality-in-children-with-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-bloodstream-infections-in-india
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Laura E B Nabarro, Chaitra Shankar, Akila Prakasam, Georgekutty Mathew, Visali Jeyaseelan, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Valsan P Verghese
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are an increasing cause of nosocomial infection in hospitalized children worldwide. Few studies have investigated risk factors for mortality in children with CRE bloodstream infection (BSI). Data are particularly scarce in areas where NDM and OXA carbapenemases predominate. Here, we investigate mortality rates, clinical and microbiologic risk factors for mortality in 50 pediatric patients with CRBSI in India. METHOD: Children younger than 17 years old with meropenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae or Escherichia coli isolated from blood culture in 2014 and 2015 were identified from laboratory records...
December 21, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000669/a-live-rsv-vaccine-with-engineered-thermostability-is-immunogenic-in-cotton-rats-despite-high-attenuation
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Christopher C Stobart, Christina A Rostad, Zunlong Ke, Rebecca S Dillard, Cheri M Hampton, Joshua D Strauss, Hong Yi, Anne L Hotard, Jia Meng, Raymond J Pickles, Kaori Sakamoto, Sujin Lee, Michael G Currier, Syed M Moin, Barney S Graham, Marina S Boukhvalova, Brian E Gilbert, Jorge C G Blanco, Pedro A Piedra, Elizabeth R Wright, Martin L Moore
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of infant hospitalization and there remains no pediatric vaccine. RSV live-attenuated vaccines (LAVs) have a history of safe testing in infants; however, achieving an effective balance of attenuation and immunogenicity has proven challenging. Here we seek to engineer an RSV LAV with enhanced immunogenicity. Genetic mapping identifies strain line 19 fusion (F) protein residues that correlate with pre-fusion antigen maintenance by ELISA and thermal stability of infectivity in live RSV...
December 21, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939127/cocontribution-of-rotavirus-and-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccines-to-the-reduction-of-pediatric-hospital-visits-in-young-children
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Shalom Ben-Shimol, Noga Givon-Lavi, David Greenberg, Ron Dagan
OBJECTIVE: To assess rotavirus vaccine and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) cumulative impact on the pediatric emergency department visits and hospitalization rates in children <2 years of age in southern Israel between April 2006 and March 2014. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective, population-based observational study calculated the rates of rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE), non-RVGE, community-acquired alveolar pneumonia (CAAP), nonalveolar lower respiratory tract infection, and all-cause hospital visits...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927871/severity-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-with-viral-coinfection-in-hiv-uninfected-children
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Natalie I Mazur, Louis Bont, Adam L Cohen, Cheryl Cohen, Anne von Gottberg, Michelle J Groome, Orienka Hellferscee, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Omphile Tschegofatso Mekgoe, Fathima Naby, Jocelyn Moyes, Stefano Tempia, Florette K Treurnicht, Marietje Venter, Sibongile Walaza, Nicole Wolter, Shabir A Madhi
BACKGROUND: Molecular diagnostics enable sensitive detection of respiratory viruses but their clinical significance remains unclear in pediatric lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI). We aimed to determine whether viral coinfections increased life-threatening disease in a large cohort. METHODS: Molecular testing was performed for respiratory viruses in nasopharyngeal aspirates collected from children aged <5 years within 24 hours of hospital admission during sentinel surveillance for Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) hospitalisation conducted in South Africa during February 2009-December 2013...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926942/actin-related-protein-2-arp2-and-virus-induced-filopodia-facilitate-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-spread
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Masfique Mehedi, Thomas McCarty, Scott E Martin, Cyril Le Nouën, Eugen Buehler, Yu-Chi Chen, Margery Smelkinson, Sundar Ganesan, Elizabeth R Fischer, Linda G Brock, Bo Liang, Shirin Munir, Peter L Collins, Ursula J Buchholz
Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an enveloped RNA virus that is the most important viral cause of acute pediatric lower respiratory tract illness worldwide, and lacks a vaccine or effective antiviral drug. The involvement of host factors in the RSV replicative cycle remains poorly characterized. A genome-wide siRNA screen in human lung epithelial A549 cells identified actin-related protein 2 (ARP2) as a host factor involved in RSV infection. ARP2 knockdown did not reduce RSV entry, and did not markedly reduce gene expression during the first 24 hr of infection, but decreased viral gene expression thereafter, an effect that appeared to be due to inhibition of viral spread to neighboring cells...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917737/a-pediatric-approach-to-ventilator-associated-events-surveillance
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Noelle M Cocoros, Gregory P Priebe, Latania K Logan, Susan Coffin, Gitte Larsen, Philip Toltzis, Thomas J Sandora, Marvin Harper, Julia S Sammons, James E Gray, Donald Goldmann, Kelly Horan, Michael Burton, Paul A Checchia, Matthew Lakoma, Shannon Sims, Michael Klompas, Grace M Lee
OBJECTIVE Adult ventilator-associated event (VAE) definitions include ventilator-associated conditions (VAC) and subcategories for infection-related ventilator-associated complications (IVAC) and possible ventilator-associated pneumonia (PVAP). We explored these definitions for children. DESIGN Retrospective cohort SETTING Pediatric, cardiac, or neonatal intensive care units (ICUs) in 6 US hospitals PATIENTS Patients ≤18 years old ventilated for ≥1 day METHODS We identified patients with pediatric VAC based on previously proposed criteria...
December 5, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908797/molecular-detection-and-characterization-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-b-genotypes-circulating-in-pakistani-children
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Uzma Bashir, Nadia Nisar, Nayab Mahmood, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Hajra Sadia, Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the major cause of acute lower respiratory tract infections in young children, but very little is known about its epidemiology and circulating genotypes in Pakistan. This study analyzed the epidemiological and molecular characteristics of RSV B genotypes in Pakistani children below 5years with acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs) during three consecutive winter seasons from 2010 to 2013. A total of 1941 samples were analyzed for RSV infection by real time PCR and 24% (472/1941) samples were found positive out of which 22...
January 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886037/hospital-acquired-infection-in-public-hospital-buildings-in-the-philippines-is-the-type-of-ventilation-increasing-the-risk
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Godofreda Ruiz Vergeire-Dalmacion, Jill Rafols Itable, Emmanuel Saporna Baja
INTRODUCTION: Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality, especially in developing countries. However, limited information is available about the risk of HAIs in naturally ventilated wards (NVWs) and mechanically ventilated intensive care units (MVICUs) of public hospitals in the Philippines. We aimed to assess the association between HAIs and type of ventilation in an urban tertiary care hospital in the Philippines. METHODOLOGY: A cross-sectional point-prevalence survey of infections was done in NVWs and MVICUs of a tertiary care hospital in December 2013...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882804/a-comparison-of-high-frequency-chest-wall-oscillation-and-intrapulmonary-percussive-ventilation-for-airway-clearance-in-pediatric-patients-with-tracheostomy
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Aneela Bidiwala, Linda Volpe, Claudia Halaby, Melissa Fazzari, Christina Valsamis, Melodi Pirzada
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare two modes of airway clearance, the intrapulmonary percussive ventilation system (IPV) to high frequency chest wall oscillation system (HFCWO) in medically complex pediatric patients with tracheostomy requiring long term care. METHODS: This was a single center, retrospective study comparing the number of respiratory illnesses, lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI), utilization of bronchodilator and systemic steroids, and respiratory illnesses requiring acute care hospitalizations...
December 11, 2016: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854115/an-investigation-into-respiratory-tract-viruses-in-children-with-acute-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-or-wheezing
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Demet Dabaniyasti, Fahriye Eksi, Özlem Keskin, Mehmet Y Özkars, Tekin Karsligil, Iclal Balci
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the frequencies of respiratory tract viruses in patient (acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) or wheezing) and control (history of asthma without symptoms) groups. METHODS: Using multiplex-PCR, respiratory tract viruses were investigated in the respiratory tract specimens from patient and control groups followed in the Pediatric Clinic. RESULTS: The viruses detected in the patient and control groups (p=0...
November 17, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851998/clinical-and-molecular-features-of-adenovirus-type-2-3-and-7%C3%A2-infections-in-children-in-an-outbreak-in-taiwan-2011
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M-R Lin, S-L Yang, Y-N Gong, C-C Kuo, C-H Chiu, C-J Chen, Y-C Hsieh, C-Y Kuo, C-W Fang, K-C Tsao, Y-C Huang
OBJECTIVES: We studied paediatric patients with human adenovirus (HAdV) infection during the 2011 outbreak in northern Taiwan to define the clinical features of different HAdV genotypes in children. METHODS: Between January and December 2011, 637 patients <19 years of age exhibited culture-confirmed adenoviral infection in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, and provided specimens available for genotyping by multiplex real-time PCR. Clinical data were collected retrospectively...
November 13, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850287/648-utility-of-procalcitonin-for-viral-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-the-pediatric-icu
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John Kotula, Wayne Moore, Arun Chopra, Jeffrey Cies
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833115/transcriptome-assists-prognosis-of-disease-severity-in-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infected-infants
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Victor L Jong, Inge M L Ahout, Henk-Jan van den Ham, Jop Jans, Fatiha Zaaraoui-Boutahar, Aldert Zomer, Elles Simonetti, Maarten A Bijl, H Kim Brand, Wilfred F J van IJcken, Marien I de Jonge, Pieter L Fraaij, Ronald de Groot, Albert D M E Osterhaus, Marinus J Eijkemans, Gerben Ferwerda, Arno C Andeweg
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes infections that range from common cold to severe lower respiratory tract infection requiring high-level medical care. Prediction of the course of disease in individual patients remains challenging at the first visit to the pediatric wards and RSV infections may rapidly progress to severe disease. In this study we investigate whether there exists a genomic signature that can accurately predict the course of RSV. We used early blood microarray transcriptome profiles from 39 hospitalized infants that were followed until recovery and of which the level of disease severity was determined retrospectively...
November 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828898/pediatric-ventilator-associated-infections-the-ventilator-associated-infection-study
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Douglas F Willson, Michelle Hoot, Robinder Khemani, Christopher Carrol, Aileen Kirby, Adam Schwarz, Rainer Gedeit, Sholeen T Nett, Simon Erickson, Heidi Flori, Spencer Hays, Mark Hall
OBJECTIVE: Suspected ventilator-associated infection is the most common reason for antibiotics in the PICU. We sought to characterize the clinical variables associated with continuing antibiotics after initial evaluation for suspected ventilator-associated infection and to determine whether clinical variables or antibiotic treatment influenced outcomes. DESIGN: Prospective, observational cohort study conducted in 47 PICUs in the United States, Canada, and Australia...
January 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790333/a-multi-strain-synbiotic-may-reduce-viral-respiratory-infections-in-asthmatic-children-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hamid Ahanchian, Seyed Ali Jafari, Elham Ansari, Toktam Ganji, Mohammad Ali Kiani, Maryam Khalesi, Tooba Momen, Hamidreza Kianifar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Asthma is a growing problem worldwide. Acute exacerbations impose considerable morbidity, mortality, and increased cost. Viral respiratory infections are the most common cause (80-85%) of pediatric asthma exacerbations and admissions to the hospital. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of a new synbiotic Lactocare® on viral respiratory infections and asthma exacerbations in asthmatic children. METHODS: In this double blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial, 72 children with mild persistent asthma, aged between 6 and 12 years, were randomized to receive either Lactocare®, a Synbiotic containing 1 billion CFU/Capsule of Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium infantis, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, and Fructooligosacharide (Zist Takhmir, Tehran, Iran) or placebo daily for 60 days...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750448/respiratory-syncytial-virus-vaccines-an-update-on-those-in-the-immediate-pipeline
#19
Susanna Esposito, Giada Di Pietro
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is among the most common causes of lower respiratory tract infection among infants and the elderly worldwide. Despite its long history, no licensed vaccine is available. Recently, advances in the knowledge of RSV biology and pathology as well as the development of new techniques to generate vaccine candidates have increased the number of promising vaccines. The aim of this review is to analyze RSV characteristics, to consider the history of RSV vaccines and to discuss RSV vaccines currently in development...
October 2016: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740734/are-we-over-prescribing-antibiotics-in-children-with-acute-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-sri-lanka
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C M Wickramatilake, R A Dharmadasa, Mhad De Silva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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