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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641054/behavioural-interventions-to-reduce-nickel-exposure-in-a-nickel-processing-plant
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Krassi Rumchev, Helen Brown, Amanda Wheeler, Gavin Pereira, Jeff Spickett
Nickel is a widely used material in many industries. Although, there is enough evidence that occupational exposure to nickel may cause respiratory illnesses, allergies and even cancer, it is not possible to stop the use of nickel in occupational settings. Nickel exposure, however, can be controlled and reduced significantly in workplaces. The main objective of this study was to assess if educational intervention of hygiene behaviour could reduce nickel exposure among Indonesian nickel smelter workers. Participants were randomly assigned to three intervention groups (n = 99)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635545/current-asthma-respiratory-symptoms-and-airway-infections-among-students-in-relation-to-the-school-and-home-environment-in-japan
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Motoko Takaoka, Kyoko Suzuki, Dan Norbäck
OBJECTIVE: To study associations between the school and home environment and current asthma, respiratory symptoms and airway infections among Japanese students. METHODS: Japanese students (12-15 y) (N = 1048) in four schools responded to a questionnaire on respiratory health, allergy and the home environment. Temperature, relative air humidity (RH) and student density (students/m(2) floor area) was measured in the classrooms: dust was collected from floors and in classroom air and analysed for cat (Fel d 1) and dog (Can f 1) allergens...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635208/association-of-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-presenting-with-influenza-like-illness-or-severe-acute-respiratory-illness-with-development-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Muhammad Ijaz, Muhammad Jaffar Khan, Jawad Khan, Usama Usama
Clinical judgement and suspicion of influenza based on signs and symptoms of influenza-like illness and severe acute respiratory illness are critical for better patient outcome. Whether clinical characteristics of patients are associated with the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome and PCR positivity of samples was the aim of this study. We included all patients (n=37) presenting with influenza like illness (ILI) or severe acute respiratory illness (SARI) to a tertiary care hospital in northwest Pakistan during December 2015 until the end of January 2016...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634909/categorical-risk-perception-drives-variability-in-antibiotic-prescribing-in-the-emergency-department-a-mixed-methods-observational-study
#4
Eili Y Klein, Elena M Martinez, Larissa May, Mustapha Saheed, Valerie Reyna, David A Broniatowski
BACKGROUND: Adherence to evidence-based antibiotic therapy guidelines for treatment of upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) varies widely among clinicians. Understanding this variability is key for reducing inappropriate prescribing. OBJECTIVE: To measure how emergency department (ED) clinicians' perceptions of antibiotic prescribing risks affect their decision-making. DESIGN: Clinician survey based on fuzzy-trace theory, a theory of medical decision-making, combined with retrospective data on prescribing outcomes for URI/pneumonia visits in two EDs...
June 20, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633963/comparison-of-gargle-samples-and-throat-swab-samples-for-the-detection-of-respiratory-pathogens
#5
Susan Bennett, Rhona S Davidson, Rory N Gunson
Respiratory illness causes significant morbidity especially in children, the elderly and the immunocompromised. The sample type taken and the quality of that sample are of great significance in providing an accurate diagnosis. Gargle samples are easy to take and sample the same area as a throat swab (THS). In this study, we assessed the utility of gargle samples for the molecular detection of common respiratory infections. Paired gargle and THS samples collected on the same day from the same patient were compared...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633906/respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-in-adult-emergency-department-patients-do-emergency-providers-consider-rsv-as-an-admission-diagnosis-a-retrospective-observational-study-carried-out-at-massachusetts-general-hospital-boston-ma
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William Binder, Jill Thorsen, Pierre Borczuk
BACKGROUND: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) has been recognized for over half a century as a cause of morbidity in infants and children. Over the past 20years, data has emerged linking RSV as a cause of illness in adults resulting in 177,000 annual hospitalizations and up to 14,000 deaths among older adults. OBJECTIVE: Characterize clinical variables in a cohort of adult RSV patients. We hypothesize that emergency physicians do not routinely consider RSV in the differential diagnosis (DDx) of influenza like illness...
June 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632826/-pyogenic-liver-abscess-in-children-clinical-experience-in-a-pediatric-reference-center
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Carolina Carballo, Claudia Cazes, Mariana Matsuda, M Laura Praino, Noemí Rivas, Eduardo López
INTRODUCTION: Liver abscess is a serious and an uncommon pediatric disease. OBJECTIVE AND METHOD: Description of 20 pediatric patients with liver abscess admitted in "Ricardo Gutierrez" Children's Hospital, a Tertiary Reference Center of Buenos Aires, between 2009 and 2015. RESULTS: The hospitalization rate was 35/100.000 admissions. Median age was 5 years old, male/female ratio 4/1. Five patients (25%) had predisposing factors. Median days at diagnosis were 12...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630939/retrospective-surveillance-of-wastewater-to-examine-seasonal-dynamics-of-enterovirus-infections
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Nichole E Brinkman, G Shay Fout, Scott P Keely
Enteroviruses are RNA viruses that are responsible for both mild gastroenteritis and mild respiratory illnesses as well as debilitating diseases such as meningitis and myocarditis. The disease burden of enteroviruses in the United States is difficult to assess because most infections are not recorded. Since infected individuals shed enterovirus in feces and urine, surveillance of municipal wastewater can reveal the diversity of enteroviruses circulating in human populations. Therefore, monthly municipal wastewater samples were collected for 1 year and enteroviruses were quantified by reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR and identified by next-generation, high-throughput sequencing...
May 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629924/predicting-health-care-utilization-for-children-with-respiratory-insufficiency-using-parent-proxy-ratings-of-children-s-health-related-quality-of-life
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Angie Mae Rodday, Robert J Graham, Ruth Ann Weidner, Norma Terrin, Laurel K Leslie, Susan K Parsons
INTRODUCTION: Children with chronic respiratory insufficiency and mechanical ventilation often experience acute illnesses requiring unscheduled hospitalizations. Health-related quality of life (HRQL) may predict future health care utilization. METHODS: Participants were 30 days to 22 years old with chronic respiratory insufficiency (N = 120). Parent-proxies completed global HRQL and general health measures. Outcomes were total health care (emergency department, outpatient, inpatient) and inpatient days over 6 months...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628546/the-impact-of-multiple-viral-respiratory-infections-on-outcomes-for-critically-ill-children
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Jigar C Chauhan, Nicholas B Slamon
OBJECTIVE: Advances in molecular diagnosis have led to increased testing for single and multiviral respiratory infection in routine clinical practice. This study compares outcomes between single and multiviral respiratory infections in children younger than 5 years old admitted to the PICU with respiratory failure. DESIGN: Retrospective, single-center, cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary-care, freestanding children's hospital. PATIENTS: Children younger than 5 years old admitted to the PICU with respiratory failure and positive respiratory molecular panel...
June 16, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628462/attributable-fraction-of-influenza-virus-detection-to-mild-and-severe-respiratory-illnesses-in-hiv-infected-and-hiv-uninfected-patients-south-africa-2012-2016
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Stefano Tempia, Sibongile Walaza, Jocelyn Moyes, Adam L Cohen, Claire von Mollendorf, Meredith L McMorrow, Florette K Treurnicht, Marietjie Venter, Marthi Pretorius, Orienka Hellferscee, Nicole Wolter, Anne von Gottberg, Athermon Nguweneza, Johanna M McAnerney, Halima Dawood, Ebrahim Variava, Shabir A Madhi, Cheryl Cohen
The attributable fraction (AF) of influenza virus detection to illness has not been described for patients in different age groups or with different HIV infection statuses. We compared the age group-specific prevalence of influenza virus infection among patients with influenza-like illness (ILI) or severe acute or chronic respiratory illness (SARI and SCRI, respectively) with that among controls, stratified by HIV serostatus. The overall AF for influenza virus detection to illness was 92.6% for ILI, 87.4% for SARI, and 86...
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628451/detection-and-genetic-characterization-of-adenovirus-type-14-strain-in-students-with-influenza-like-illness-new-york-usa-2014-2015
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Daryl M Lamson, Adriana Kajon, Matthew Shudt, Gabriel Girouard, Kirsten St George
During the 2014-15 influenza season, 13/168 respiratory samples from students with influenza-like illness (ILI) at a college in New York, USA, were positive for human adenovirus (HAdV); 4/13 samples were positive for HAdV-B14p1. During influenza season, HAdV should be included in the differential diagnostic panel used to determine the etiology of ILI.
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628449/porcine-hemagglutinating-encephalomyelitis-virus-and-respiratory-disease-in-exhibition-swine-michigan-usa-2015
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Joshua N Lorbach, Leyi Wang, Jacqueline M Nolting, Madonna G Benjamin, Mary Lea Killian, Yan Zhang, Andrew S Bowman
Acute outbreaks of respiratory disease in swine at agricultural fairs in Michigan, USA, in 2015 raised concern for potential human exposure to influenza A virus. Testing ruled out influenza A virus and identified porcine hemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus as the cause of influenza-like illness in the affected swine.
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628448/case-control-study-of-risk-factors-for-meningococcal-disease-in-chile
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Andrea Olea, Isabel Matute, Claudia González, Iris Delgado, Lucy Poffald, Elena Pedroni, Tania Alfaro, Macarena Hirmas, Manuel Nájera, Ana Gormaz, Darío López, Sergio Loayza, Catterina Ferreccio, Doris Gallegos, Rodrigo Fuentes, Pablo Vial, Ximena Aguilera
An outbreak of meningococcal disease with a case-fatality rate of 30% and caused by predominantly serogroup W of Neisseria meningitidis began in Chile in 2012. This outbreak required a case-control study to assess determinants and risk factors for infection. We identified confirmed cases during January 2012-March 2013 and selected controls by random sampling of the population, matched for age and sex, resulting in 135 case-patients and 618 controls. Sociodemographic variables, habits, and previous illnesses were studied...
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626858/antibiotics-for-acute-bronchitis
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Susan M Smith, Tom Fahey, John Smucny, Lorne A Becker
BACKGROUND: The benefits and risks of antibiotics for acute bronchitis remain unclear despite it being one of the most common illnesses seen in primary care. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of antibiotics in improving outcomes and to assess adverse effects of antibiotic therapy for people with a clinical diagnosis of acute bronchitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL 2016, Issue 11 (accessed 13 January 2017), MEDLINE (1966 to January week 1, 2017), Embase (1974 to 13 January 2017), and LILACS (1982 to 13 January 2017)...
June 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626847/injury-intense-dust-exposure-and-chronic-disease-among-survivors-of-the-world-trade-center-terrorist-attacks-of-september-11-2001
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Howard E Alper, Shengchao Yu, Steven D Stellman, Robert M Brackbill
BACKGROUND: The World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001 in New York City (9/11) exposed thousands of people to intense concentrations of hazardous materials that have resulted in reports of increased levels of asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases along with psychological illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Few studies have discriminated between health consequences of immediate (short-term or acute) intense exposures versus chronic residential or workplace exposures...
December 2017: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626021/acute-segmental-poliomyelitis-like-flaccid-paralysis-in-an-adult-in-the-uk-associated-with-enterovirus-d68
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Sybil R L Stacpoole, Adam Molyneux, Dirk Bäumer
Enterovirus D68 has been associated with a poliomyelitis-like illness, notably during an outbreak in 2014, and particularly affecting children in the USA. We report a case of acute segmental flaccid paralysis with respiratory involvement in an adult in the UK, with enterovirus D68 detected in a sputum sample. MR imaging of cervical spinal cord showed a longitudinally extensive T2 hyperintensity in the anterior cord. Cerebrospinal fluid showed an elevated white cell count, predominantly lymphocytic, with otherwise normal constituents and negative viral PCRs...
June 16, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625839/surveillance-of-upper-respiratory-infections-by-using-newly-multiplex-pcr-assay-compared-to-conventional-methods-during-influenza-season-in-taiwan
#18
Shu-Chun Chiu, Yung-Cheng Lin, Hsiao-Chi Wang, Jen-Jen Hsu, Ting-Kai Yeh, Hsin-Fu Liu, Jih-Hui Lin
OBJECTIVES: To improve the diagnosis of laboratory surveillance, we conducted influenza-like illness (ILI) surveillance by using newly multiplex PCR Assay (FilmArray) compared to conventional methods during winter period in Taiwan. METHODS: Throat swabs from ILI patients presenting to physicians in sentinel practices were collected during 2016-2017 influenza season. RESULTS: A total of 52 samples were tested positive by FilmArray-Respiratory Panel, 40% of them were influenza A virus, subtype H3N2 viruses were the major epidemic strains...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625165/transpulmonary-thermodilution-advantages-and-limits
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REVIEW
Xavier Monnet, Jean-Louis Teboul
BACKGROUND: For complex patients in the intensive care unit or in the operating room, many questions regarding their haemodynamic management cannot be answered with simple clinical examination. In particular, arterial pressure allows only a rough estimation of cardiac output. Transpulmonary thermodilution is a technique that provides a full haemodynamic assessment through cardiac output and other indices. MAIN BODY: Through the analysis of the thermodilution curve recorded at the tip of an arterial catheter after the injection of a cold bolus in the venous circulation, transpulmonary thermodilution intermittently measures cardiac output...
June 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623383/ethnopharmacological-uses-phytochemistry-biological-activities-and-biotechnological-applications-of-eclipta-prostrata
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REVIEW
Ill-Min Chung, Govindasamy Rajakumar, Ji-Hee Lee, Seung-Hyun Kim, Muthu Thiruvengadam
Eclipta prostrata belongs to a family of medicinal plants (Asteraceae) and plays a role in the treatment of several diseases, including infectious hepatitis, snake venom poisoning, gastritis, and respiratory diseases such as a cough and asthma. A number of compounds, including thiophene derivatives, steroids, triterpenes, flavonoids, polyacetylenes, polypeptides, and coumestans, have been isolated from E. prostrata. The plant functional compounds can act as reducing agent in the field of nanoparticle synthesis...
June 16, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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