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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912214/common-cold-an-umbrella-term-for-acute-infections-of-nose-throat-larynx-and-bronchi
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P Kardos, F A Malek
Acute respiratory tract infections, i. e. rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, belong to the most common medical conditions with a high economic burden. Nonetheless, there is little agreement concerning their differential diagnosis.This paper will discuss to what extent different anatomical sites of acute respiratory tract infections can be uniquely identified or whether the overlap and consecutive development in signs and symptoms renders these distinctions meaningless.Acute respiratory tract infections are variable but definition of diagnostic categories based on the anatomical sites of the dominant complaints shows that signs and symptoms both overlap to a great extent and/or emerge successively...
December 2, 2016: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887585/reduction-in-antibiotic-prescribing-for-respiratory-tract-infections-in-swedish-primary-care-a-retrospective-study-of-electronic-patient-records
#2
Mia Tyrstrup, Anders Beckman, Sigvard Mölstad, Sven Engström, Christina Lannering, Eva Melander, Katarina Hedin
BACKGROUND: Swedish studies on antibiotic use in primary care have been based on one-week registrations of infections. In order to study adherence to guidelines, analyses based on large databases that provide information on diagnosis linked prescriptions, are needed. This study describes trends in management of infections in Swedish primary care particularly with regards to antibiotic prescribing and adherence to national guidelines. METHODS: A descriptive study of Sweden's largest database regarding diagnosis linked antibiotic prescription data, the Primary care Record of Infections in Sweden (PRIS), for the years 2008, 2010 and 2013...
November 25, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883116/zabofloxacin-for-chronic-bronchitis
#3
B Kocsis, D Szabo
Treatment of lower respiratory tract infection poses as an ongoing challenge among respiratory tract diseases. Bacterial infections are causes of acute exacerbations in chronic bronchitis and indications for antibacterial therapy. Several antibiotics were applied to treat bacterial infections in chronic bronchitis, among them fluoroquinolones are considered potent, broad-spectrum agents with excellent tissue penetration. This monograph focuses on zabofloxacin, a novel fluoroquinolone agent recently approved and launched in South Korea, and summarizes the drug's antibacterial efficacy, pharmacokinetic properties and toxicity...
September 2016: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882736/crystalline-nephropathy-caused-by-tosufloxacin
#4
Risa Matsubara, Tetsuya Kibe, Takemasa Nomura
A 14-year-old girl was treated for 3 days with tosufloxacin (450 mg twice a day) for acute bronchitis and then developed acute kidney injury. Renal ultrasound showed enlarged kidneys without hydronephrosis. Urinalysis indicated drug crystal casts (2-3/HPF), consistent with drug-induced crystalline nephropathy. The patient recovered gradually with i.v. hydration and discontinuation of tosufloxacin, leading to the diagnosis of tosufloxacin crystalline nephropathy. Medical practitioners should be aware that crystalline nephropathy can occur in pediatric patients receiving tosufloxacin...
November 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851537/1902-acute-presentation-of-plastic-bronchitis-with-h1n1-2009-co-infection
#5
Pratibha Agarwal, Melinda Lucas, Barbara Stewart, Kiran Kalra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792075/reducing-inappropriate-antibiotic-prescribing-for-adults-with-acute-bronchitis-in-an-urgent-care-setting-a-quality-improvement-initiative
#6
Tamara L Link, Mary L Townsend, Eugene Leung, Sekhar Kommu, Rhonda Y Vega, Cristina C Hendrix
Acute bronchitis is a predominantly viral illness and, according to clinical practice guidelines, should not be treated with antibiotics. Despite clear guidelines, acute bronchitis continues to be the most common acute respiratory illness for which antibiotics are incorrectly prescribed. Although the national benchmark for antibiotic prescribing for adults with acute bronchitis is 0%, a preliminary record review before implementing the intervention at the project setting showed that 96% (N = 30) of adults with acute bronchitis in this setting were prescribed an antibiotic...
October 2016: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788254/microorganisms-causing-community-acquired-acute-bronchitis-the-role-of-bacterial-infection
#7
Ji Young Park, Sunghoon Park, Sun Hwa Lee, Myung Goo Lee, Yong Bum Park, Kil Chan Oh, Jae-Myung Lee, Do Il Kim, Ki-Hyun Seo, Kyeong-Cheol Shin, Kwang Ha Yoo, Yongchun Ko, Seung Hun Jang, Ki-Suck Jung, Yong Il Hwang
BACKGROUND: Although acute bronchitis is quite common, there is relatively limited information regarding the microorganisms that are involved in this illness. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of acute bronchitis at 31 hospitals and clinics in Korea from July 2011 to June 2012. Sputum specimens were collected for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and culture of microorganisms. RESULTS: Of the 811 enrolled patients, 291 had acceptable sputum specimens that were included for analysis of the etiologic distribution...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773800/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antimycobacterial-hepatoprotective-and-immunomodulatory-activity-of-euclea-natalensis-and-its-mode-of-action
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Namrita Lall, Vivek Kumar, Debra Meyer, Nomasomi Gasa, Chris Hamilton, Motlalepula Matsabisa, Carel Oosthuizen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Natal gwarri or Natal ebony (Euclea natalensis A.DC.) is a deciduous tree found widespread throughout southern Africa, especially in Kwazulu-Natal and the southern cost. It has been widely used by indigenous communities such as the Zulus, Tsongas and Vendas for symptoms related to tuberculosis (TB). The decoctions made from the plant parts are administered for chest diseases to treat complications such as chest pains, bronchitis, pleurisy and asthma...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763599/effect-of-cannabis-smoking-on-lung-function-and-respiratory-symptoms-a-structured-literature-review
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Luis Ig Ribeiro, Philip W Ind
As cannabis use increases, physicians need to be familiar with the effects of both cannabis and tobacco on the lungs. However, there have been very few long-term studies of cannabis smoking, mostly due to legality issues and the confounding effects of tobacco. It was previously thought that cannabis and tobacco had similar long-term effects as both cause chronic bronchitis. However, recent large studies have shown that, instead of reducing forced expiratory volume in 1 s and forced vital capacity (FVC), marijuana smoking is associated with increased FVC...
October 20, 2016: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758989/long-term-efficacy-of-macrolide-treatment-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-retrospective-analysis
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Naoyuki Kuse, Shinji Abe, Hiroki Hayashi, Koichiro Kamio, Yoshinobu Saito, Jiro Usuki, Arata Azuma, Shoji Kudoh, Akihiko Gemma
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There is growing evidence for anti-inflammatory activities of macrolides in chronic respiratory diseases, such as diffuse panbronchiolitis, cystic fibrosis, or chronic bronchitis. The long-term effect of macrolides in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is unknown. This study was aimed to investigate the effect of macrolide therapy on the frequency of acute exacerbation (AE) and the mortality in IPF. METHODS: A total 52 IPF patients who were treated by combination of conventional agents with or without macrolides were retrospectively reviewed...
October 7, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734780/-is-procalcitonin-measurement-useful-in-managing-respiratory-tract-infections
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J M Prins, T van der Poll
Better use of current antibiotics is warranted to curb increasing antimicrobial resistance rates. Procalcitonin guidance can safely reduce antibiotic usage when used to initiate or discontinue antibiotics in adult patients with a respiratory tract infection. However, the claimed reductions in antibiotic usage are mainly achieved in patients with acute bronchitis and exacerbations of COPD, conditions for which guidelines already discourage antibiotic treatment. Sequential procalcitonin measurements can also reduce the treatment duration of community-acquired pneumonia from 10-12 to 5-7 days, which is, however, already the recommended treatment duration for in- and outpatients under the current Dutch guidelines...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722929/pesticides-an-update-of-human-exposure-and-toxicity
#12
Sara Mostafalou, Mohammad Abdollahi
Pesticides are a family of compounds which have brought many benefits to mankind in the agricultural, industrial, and health areas, but their toxicities in both humans and animals have always been a concern. Regardless of acute poisonings which are common for some classes of pesticides like organophosphoruses, the association of chronic and sub-lethal exposure to pesticides with a prevalence of some persistent diseases is going to be a phenomenon to which global attention has been attracted. In this review, incidence of various malignant, neurodegenerative, respiratory, reproductive, developmental, and metabolic diseases in relation to different routes of human exposure to pesticides such as occupational, environmental, residential, parental, maternal, and paternal has been systematically criticized in different categories of pesticide toxicities like carcinogenicity, neurotoxicity, pulmonotoxicity, reproductive toxicity, developmental toxicity, and metabolic toxicity...
October 8, 2016: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719975/clinical-radiologic-pathologic-correlation-of-smoking-related-diffuse-parenchymal-lung-disease
#13
Seth Kligerman, Teri J Franks, Jeffrey R Galvin
The direct toxicity of cigarette smoke and the body's subsequent response to this lung injury leads to a wide array of pathologic manifestations and disease states that lead to both reversible and irreversible injury to the large airways, small airways, alveolar walls, and alveolar spaces. These include emphysema, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, acute eosinophilic pneumonia, pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, respiratory bronchiolitis, desquamative interstitial pneumonia, and pulmonary fibrosis. Although these various forms of injury have different pathologic and imaging manifestations, they are all part of the spectrum of smoking-related diffuse parenchymal lung disease...
November 2016: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703342/chronic-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-induced-chronic-bronchitis-and-emphysematous-changes-in-ccsp-deficient-mice
#14
Takemasa Matsumoto, Masaki Fujita, Ryosuke Hirano, Junji Uchino, Yukari Tajiri, Satoru Fukuyama, Yasuo Morimoto, Kentaro Watanabe
The club cell secretory protein (CCSP) is a regulator of lung inflammation following acute respiratory infection or lung injury. Recently, the relationship between CCSP and COPD has been reported. Since COPD results from an abnormal inflammatory response, we hypothesized that CCSP could have a protective role against chronic inflammation-induced lung damage. To address this issue, the pathophysiology of chronic lung inflammation induced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in CCSP-deficient mice was determined. A tube of 5 mm in length was soaked in a fluid containing P...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672395/henoch-schonlein-purpura-as-a-cause-of-renal-failure-in-an-adult
#15
Shweta Kukrety, Pradeepa Vimalachandran, Rajesh Kunadharaju, Vishisht Mehta, Agnes Colanta, Mahmoud Abu Hazeem
Henoch Schonlein purpura (HSP) is an immune mediated disease associated Immunoglobulin A (IgA) deposition within the affected organs. While the disease is commonly seen in the pediatric age group, it is rarely seen in adults. We report the case of a 93-year-old Caucasian lady who presented with nonthrombocytopenic purpuric rash and acute kidney injury after an episode of bronchitis. Rapid and progressive deterioration of renal function prompted a kidney biopsy, which showed findings consistent with IgA nephropathy confirming the diagnosis of HSP...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665355/infectious-bronchitis-virus-poly-epitope-based-vaccine-protects-chickens-from-acute-infection
#16
Lei Tan, Yuqiang Zhang, Fang Liu, Yanmei Yuan, Yuan Zhan, Yingjie Sun, Xusheng Qiu, Chunchun Meng, Cuiping Song, Chan Ding
Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) causes major losses in the poultry industry. The safe and effective vaccine to control IBV spread is imperative. In the present study, we developed IBV S1 glycoprotein poly-epitope-based DNA vaccine pV-S1B+S1T consisting of SH1208 and Holte strain BF2-restricted T cell epitopes and Australian T strain dominant B cell neutralization epitopes. Specific pathogen-free chickens were vaccinated with pV-S1B+S1T and control plasmids twice to elicit strong humoral and cellular immune response, as indicated by viral neutralization titers and results of CD8(+) T cell proliferation assays...
October 17, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27655087/applying-the-evidence-in-treatment-of-acute-uncomplicated-bronchitis-in-emergency-medicine
#17
Kimberly Langer, David Steele, Lisa Schnepper, Sandy Fritzlar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642697/per-migliorare-la-guarigione-di-pazienti-affetti-da-infezione-del-tratto-respiratorio
#18
H Lode, J Garau
The common respiratory tract infections of acute bacterial sinusitis, acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, and community-acquired pneumonia are responsible for millions of physician office visits every year. Despite advances in diagnostic testing and the development of new antimicrobial agents, these infections continue to contribute significantly to patient morbidity and mortality worldwide. Physicians are faced with multiple challenges in the management of patients with these diseases. These challenges include the selection of appropriate empiric therapy, the increasing emergence of resistant pathogens, patient noncompliance with therapeutic regimens, and the pressure to use costeffective agents...
January 1, 2002: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27627914/mapk-ap-1-targeted-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-xanthium-strumarium
#19
Muhammad Jahangir Hossen, Mi-Yeon Kim, Jae Youl Cho
Xanthium strumarium L. (Asteraceae), a traditional Chinese medicine, is prescribed to treat arthritis, bronchitis, and rhinitis. Although the plant has been used for many years, the mechanism by which it ameliorates various inflammatory diseases is not yet fully understood. To explore the anti-inflammatory mechanism of methanol extracts of X. strumarium (Xs-ME) and its therapeutic potential, we used lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated murine macrophage-like RAW264.7 cells and human monocyte-like U937 cells as well as a LPS/D-galactosamine (GalN)-induced acute hepatitis mouse model...
2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624570/antibiotic-prescriptions-for-suspected-respiratory-tract-infection-in-primary-care-in-south-america
#20
Gloria Cordoba, Lidia Caballero, Håkon Sandholdt, Fátima Arteaga, Monica Olinisky, Luis Fabián Ruschel, Marjukka Makela, Lars Bjerrum
OBJECTIVES: To describe and compare antibiotic prescribing patterns for primary care patients with respiratory tract infections (RTIs) in four South American countries. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study. General practitioners (GPs) from Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay registered data about all consultations of patients with suspected RTIs in the winter of 2014 (June-August). Variation in antibiotic prescriptions was assessed using a two-level hierarchical logistic model...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
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