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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334446/pediatric-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Stephanie Posten, Jennifer Reed
Pediatric community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is frequently encountered by medical providers and is one of the most common reasons for hospital admission. CAP is known to cause significant morbidity and mortality, causing greater than 2 million deaths annually worldwide in children younger than five years old. The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) released guidelines in 2011 with recommendations regarding appropriate diagnosis and management of community acquired pneumonia for children greater than 3 months age, with the goal of assisting providers in clinical decision making...
December 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303276/-diagnostics-and-treatment-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-simplicity-is-the-key-to-success
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Vítězslav Kolek, Petr Jakubec, Stanislav Losse
Pneumonia is the most wide-spread infectious disease and requires unrelenting attention. It is defined as an acute inflammatory disease affecting pulmonary alveoli, respiratory bronchioles and the pulmonary interstitium. In recent years we have seen the endeavour to rationalize the approach to pneumonias and utilize the current methods of administering effective antibiotics to reduce occurrence of complications, limit the number of hospitalizations and shorten the length of treatment. With the awareness of all the potential agents it is empiric therapy which predominates, being supported by the knowledge of a regional epidemiological situation, good diagnosing and experience of rational antibiotic treatment...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298323/implementation-of-global-antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance-system-glass-in-patients-with-bacteremia
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Rujipas Sirijatuphat, Kantarida Sripanidkulchai, Adhiratha Boonyasiri, Pinyo Rattanaumpawan, Orawan Supapueng, Pattarachai Kiratisin, Visanu Thamlikitkul
The global antimicrobial resistance surveillance system (GLASS) was launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015. GLASS is a surveillance system for clinical specimens that are sent to microbiology laboratory for clinical purposes. The unique feature of GLASS is that clinical data is combined with microbiological data, and deduplication of the microbiological results is performed. The objective of the study was to determine feasibility and benefit of GLASS for surveillance of blood culture specimens...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290527/mutant-selection-window-of-four-quinolone-antibiotics-against-clinical-isolates-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-haemophilus-influenzae-and-moraxella-catarrhalis
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Hajime Nakai, Takumi Sato, Takashi Uno, Emiko Furukawa, Masato Kawamura, Hiroshi Takahashi, Akira Watanabe, Shigeru Fujimura
Community-acquired pneumonia and otitis media are caused by several bacterial species, including Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis. For the treatment of these diseases, various quinolones are frequently used. We determined the mutant prevention concentration (MPC) of four quinolones, levofloxacin, sitafloxacin, tosufloxacin, and garenoxacin, using 92 clinical isolates and evaluated each mutant selection window (MSW). Furthermore, the DNA sequence of the quinolone resistance-determining region (QRDR) for the resistant mutant selected based on the MSW was determined...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284419/serotype-distribution-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolates-from-17-chinese-cities-from-2011-to-2016
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Chunjiang Zhao, Zongbo Li, Feifei Zhang, Xiaobing Zhang, Ping Ji, Ji Zeng, Bijie Hu, Zhidong Hu, Kang Liao, Hongli Sun, Rong Zhang, Bin Cao, Chao Zhuo, Wei Jia, Yaning Mei, Yunzhuo Chu, Xuesong Xu, Qing Yang, Yan Jin, Quan Fu, Xiuli Xu, Hongling Li, Lijun Wang, Yuxing Ni, Hongjie Liang, Hui Wang
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae, the leading pathogen of bacterial infections in infants and the elderly, is responsible for pneumococcal diseases with severe morbidity and mortality. Emergence of drug-resistant strains presented new challenges for treatment and prevention. Vaccination has proven to be an effective means of preventing pneumococcal infection worldwide. Detailed epidemiological information of antibiotic susceptibilities and serotype distribution will be of great help to the management of pneumococcal infections...
December 29, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258745/recovery-from-childhood-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-a-developing-country-prognostic-value-of-serum-procalcitonin
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Taiane S Fonseca, Ângela G Vasconcellos, Dominique Gendrel, Olli Ruuskanen, Cristiana M Nascimento-Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Childhood community-acquired pneumonia is a common and potentially life-threatening illness in developing countries. We assessed the prognostic value of serum procalcitonin level upon admission on clinical response to antibiotic treatment. METHODS: Out of 89 patients, the median (IQR) age was 19(12-29) months and 60% were boys. Viral (49.5%), typical bacterial (38%) and atypical bacterial (12.5%) infections as well as probable pneumococcal infections (26%) were diagnosed...
December 16, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246145/legionella-pneumonia-due-to-non-legionella-pneumophila-serogroup-1-usefulness-of-the-six-point-scoring-system
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Akihiro Ito, Tadashi Ishida, Yasuyoshi Washio, Akio Yamazaki, Hiromasa Tachibana
BACKGROUND: Because of a limited number of reports, we aimed to investigate the clinical characteristics of patients with Legionella pneumonia due to non-Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1 and the diagnostic usefulness of the six-point scoring system for such patients compared with patients with pneumonia caused by L. pneumophila serogroup 1. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed patients diagnosed with Legionella pneumonia due to non-L. pneumophila serogroup 1 between March 2001 and June 2016...
December 16, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237431/a-case-of-herbicide-induced-acute-fibrinous-and-organizing-pneumonia
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Shengsong Chen, Hong Zhou, Lingling Yu, Bo Tong, Zuke Xiao, Sisi Fan
BACKGROUND: To improve the understanding of acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP), we present one case of AFOP proven by percutaneous lung biopsy along with clinical features, chest imaging and pathology. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old man was admitted to our department after he was given empiric therapy for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The clinical symptoms of the patient were dry cough, chills, night sweats and high fevers. Chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed a high-density shadow in the right lung lobe, similar to lobular pneumonia...
December 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236286/corticosteroids-for-pneumonia
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REVIEW
Anat Stern, Keren Skalsky, Tomer Avni, Elena Carrara, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a common and potentially serious illness. Corticosteroids have been suggested for the treatment of different types of infection, however their role in the treatment of pneumonia remains unclear. This is an update of a review published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of corticosteroids in the treatment of pneumonia. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group's Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS on 3 March 2017, together with relevant conference proceedings and references of identified trials...
December 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234355/treatment-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-are-all-countries-treating-children-in-the-same-way-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Daniele Donà, Dora Luise, Liviana Da Dalt, Carlo Giaquinto
Background: Pneumonia represents an important threat to children's health in both developed and developing countries. In the last 10 years, many national and international guidelines on the treatment of pediatric CAP have been published, in order to optimize the prescription of antibiotics and limit their cost and side effects. However, the practical implementation of these guidelines is still limited. Main Text: We analyzed the current recommendations for the therapy of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) that all converge on the identification of aminopenicillins and beta-lactams as the optimal treatment for CAP...
2017: International Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232988/does-antibiotic-treatment-duration-affect-the-outcomes-of-exacerbations-of-asthma-and-copd-a-systematic-review
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Marie Stolbrink, Jack Amiry, John D Blakey
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide, primarily through exacerbations. Exacerbations are often treated with antibiotics but their optimal course duration is uncertain. Reducing antibiotic duration may influence antimicrobial resistance but risks treatment failure. The objective of this article is to review published literature to investigate whether shorter antibiotic therapy duration affects clinical outcomes in the treatment of asthma and COPD exacerbations...
January 1, 2017: Chronic Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232913/pharmacoeconomic-analysis-of-drugs-used-in-the-treatment-of-pneumonia-in-paediatric-population-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-india-a-cost-of-illness-study
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Lekha Saha, Sharonjeet Kaur, Pratibha Khosla, Sweta Kumari, Alka Rani
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The cost of antibiotic therapy for the treatment of pneumonia in the inpatient paediatric population can have a major impact on the healthcare expenditure. We planned to assess the direct and indirect costs of diagnosis and medical treatment of paediatric patients with community acquired pneumonia who are hospitalized in a tertiary care hospital in India. METHODS: 125 children with a diagnosis of pneumonia who were admitted to the inpatient department of a paediatric hospital receiving antibiotic treatment were observed...
December 11, 2017: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227265/-peculiarities-of-the-analysis-of-the-level-of-proinflammatory-cytokins-in-the-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children
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A Akhaeyva, D Zhupenova, T Kenzhetaeva, A Kysabekova, S Dzhabaeva
The high specific gravity in the structure of morbidity in children of all age groups, complicated course, determines the urgency of studying the clinical and diagnostic aspects of community-acquired pneumonia. In recent years, interest has been growing in the study of the child's cytokine status. A number of studies indicate that cytokines regulate the severity and duration of the inflammatory process. In this regard, the study of the possibility of determining the level of proinflammatory cytokines (IL-6 , TNF-α) is of great practical importance for assessing the prognosis of community-acquired pneumonia in children...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226070/economic-burden-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-among-elderly-patients-a-japanese-perspective
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Keiko Konomura, Hideaki Nagai, Manabu Akazawa
Background: This study aimed to estimate the economic burden of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) among elderly patients in Japan. In addition, the study evaluated the relationship between total treatment cost and CAP risk factors. Methods: An administrative database was searched for elderly patients (≥ 65 years old) who had pneumonia (ICD-10 code: J12-J18) and an antibiotic prescription between 1 June 2014 and 31 May 2015. The all-cause total healthcare costs of outpatient and inpatient CAP episodes were calculated...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217929/maternal-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-culprit-for-hypocalcaemia-induced-myocardial-failure-in-a-four-month-old-infant-a-case-report-from-tikur-anbessa-specialized-hospital-ethiopia
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Tamirat Moges, Yemisirach Shiferaw, Tigist Heye
Background: A rare but reversible cause of dilated cardiomyopathy occurs in infants born to vitamin D deficient mothers due to hypocalcaemia. Case Report: We report a case of dilated cardiomyopathy due to hypocalcaemia secondary to maternal vitamin D deficiency in an infant presented with seizure disorder and heart failure. This was a four-month old female infant with respiratory distress and acute heart failure. The cause of her cardiac failure was dilated cardiomyopathy...
May 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212389/antimicrobial-therapy-of-macrolide-resistant-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-in-children
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Hyunju Lee, Ki Wook Yun, Hoan Jong Lee, Eun Hwa Choi
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an important cause of community-acquired pneumonia in children and young adolescents. Macrolides are recommended as the first-line therapy however, macrolide resistance rates in M. pneumoniae among children have been increasing substantially. Areas covered: This review focused on clinical characteristics and treatment of macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae pneumonia in children. Expert commentary: Antibiotic choice should be based on in vitro activity, clinical efficacy and in consideration of potential adverse events...
December 7, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199418/-cefditoren-a-reality-for-the-treatment-of-community-infections
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REVIEW
B Sánchez Artola, J Barberán
Cefditoren, a third-generation cephalosporin, is the oral β-lactam more active against the main community-acquired respiratory tract pathogens (including resistance phenotypes such as penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae and ampicillin-resistant Haemophilus influenzae), similar to cefotaxime. Data obtained from clinical trials and later evidence on efficacy and safety, support that cefditoren is an suitable option for the treatment of mild-to moderate community respiratory and urinary tract infections, particularly in regions where non-susceptible phenotipes to common oral antibiotics are prevalent...
December 4, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199170/what-is-the-long-term-acid-inhibitor-treatment-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-what-are-the-potential-problems-related-to-long-term-acid-inhibitor-treatment-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-how-should-these-cases-be-followed
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İbrahim Hatemi, Sinem Nihal Esatoğlu
The meta-analyses of observational studies (OBS) showed the risk of any fracture and hip fracture slightly increased with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment depending on the dose and regardless of time. This was not observed with histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RA). The risk of bacterial overgrowth and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis were increased with PPI therapy, but not with H2RA. In meta-analyses of OBS, a slight increase was observed in the risk of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the early stages (<1 month) of PPI use and particularly at high doses...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181961/atypical-causes-of-bacterial-osteoarticular-infections-in-immunocompetent-children
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Walter Dehority
Caring for a child with an osteoarticular infection or considering the possibility of an osteoarticular infection in a child is one of the most common clinical dilemmas encountered by clinicians caring for children. In such a scenario, one most often considers infection with frequently encountered pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus pneumoniae or Kingella kingae. A large variety of opportunistic osteoarticular pathogens may be found in the immunosuppressed patient or the postoperative or post-trauma patient, due to breaches in the immune system and nosocomial or post-traumatic exposure to multiple organisms...
December 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180524/safety-and-pharmacokinetics-of-the-aminomethylcycline-antibiotic-omadacycline-administered-to-healthy-subjects-in-oral-multiple-dose-regimens
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Lu Ann Bundrant, Evan Tzanis, Lynne Garrity-Ryan, Stephen Bai, Surya Chitra, Amy Manley, Stephen Villano
Omadacycline, a first-in-class aminomethylcycline antibiotic, is related to tetracyclines, but structurally modified to circumvent mechanisms of resistance to tetracyclines. Omadacycline demonstrates potent activity against a broad range of pathogens, including drug-resistant strains, and is in late-stage development for treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia. Previous studies support an intravenous-to-oral transition regimen with 300 mg once-daily oral dosing...
November 27, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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