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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933716/risks-and-treatment-strategies-for-de-novo-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-from-anti-hbc-positive-donors-in-pediatric-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Chong Dong, Wei Gao, Nan Ma, Chao Sun, Wei-Ping Zheng, Kai Wang, Zhong-Yang Shen
The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence and risk factors of de novo HBV infection in pediatric patients receiving living donor liver transplants (LDLT) from HBcAb-positive donors, and to explore its treatment strategies. The data of 101 pediatric recipients receiving LDLT in Tianjin First Central Hospital between September 2006 and December 2012 were retrospectively analyzed. The HBV markers were regularly tested before and after the surgery, including HBsAb, HBsAg, HBeAg, HBeAb, and HBcAb. The median follow-up period was 25...
December 9, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933242/transtuzumab-induced-organizing-pneumonia-a-case-report
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Ajay Gupta, Louise Teo, Philip Masel, David Godbolt, Geoffrey Beadle
BACKGROUND: Patients with metastatic breast cancer often have pulmonary symptoms with varying aetiologies. Transtuzumab is an extremely important drug used in the treatment of Her 2 neu over-expressing breast cancers. In this report we describe a case of organizing pneumonia associated with use of transtuzumab in metastatic breast cancer. Only three such cases have previously been reported. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 43 year old lady with Her 2 neu 3+, estrogen and progesterone receptor positive, metastatic breast cancer was started on weekly transtuzumab and albumen bound paclitaxel...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933180/serum-levels-of-immunoglobulins-and-severity-of-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Mari C de la Torre, Pere Torán, Mateu Serra-Prat, Elisabet Palomera, Estel Güell, Ester Vendrell, Joan Carles Yébenes, Antoni Torres, Jordi Almirall
INSTRUCTION: There is evidence of a relationship between severity of infection and inflammatory response of the immune system. The objective is to assess serum levels of immunoglobulins and to establish its relationship with severity of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and clinical outcome. METHODS: This was an observational and cross-sectional study in which 3 groups of patients diagnosed with CAP were compared: patients treated in the outpatient setting (n=54), patients requiring in-patient care (hospital ward) (n=173), and patients requiring admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) (n=191)...
2016: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933153/improving-pneumococcal-vaccination-rates-of-medical-inpatients-in-urban-nepal-using-quality-improvement-measures
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Allison Bock, Kathan Chintamaneni, Lisa Rein, Tifany Frazer, Gyan Kayastha, Theodore MacKinney
Streptococcus pneumoniae infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality in low income countries. In Nepal, there is a high lung disease burden and incidence of pneumonia due to multiple factors including indoor air pollution, dust exposure, recurrent infections, and cigarette smoking. Despite the ready availability of effective pneumococcal vaccines (PNV), vaccine coverage rates remain suboptimal globally. Quality Improvement (QI) principles could be applied to improve compliance, but it is a virtually new technology in Nepal...
2016: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931513/immunogenicity-of-anti-hla-antibodies-in-pancreas-and-islet-transplantation
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Benjamin Chaigne, Kirsten Geneugelijk, Benot Bdat, Mohamed Alibashe Ahmed, Gideon Hnger, Sophie de Seigneux, Sandrine Demuylder-Mischler, Thierry Berney, Eric Spierings, Sylvie Ferrari-Lacraz, Jean Villard
The aim of the current study was to characterize the anti-HLA antibodies before and after pancreatic islet or pancreas transplantation. We assessed the risk of anti-donor-specific antibody (DSA) sensitization in a single-center, retrospective clinical study at Geneva University Hospital. Data regarding clinical characteristics, graft outcome, HLA mismatch, donor HLA immunogenicity, and anti-HLA antibody characteristics were collected. Between January 2008 and July 2014, 18 patients received islet transplants, and 26 patients received a pancreas transplant...
November 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931335/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-tuberculosis-in-douala-cameroon-a-7-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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B H Mbatchou Ngahane, F Dahirou, C Tchieche, A Wandji, C Ngni, A Nana-Metchedjin, E Nyankiy, M L Endale Mangamba, C Kuaban
SETTING: Tuberculosis (TB) clinic, Douala Laquintinie Hospital, Douala, Cameroon. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical characteristics of TB and to investigate predictors of poor treatment outcomes. DESIGN: A registry-based, retrospective cohort study of all TB cases recorded from 2007 to 2013 was conducted. Multinomial logistic regression models were used to identify predictors of poor outcomes. RESULTS: Of 8902 TB cases included, 5110 (57...
December 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930596/systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-is-more-associated-with-bacteremia-in-elderly-patients-with-suspected-sepsis-in-emergency-departments
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Hsien-Ling Chou, Shih-Tsung Han, Chun-Fu Yeh, I-Shaing Tzeng, Tsung-Han Hsieh, Chin-Chieh Wu, Jen-Tse Kuan, Kuan-Fu Chen
Early diagnosis of bacteremia for patients with suspected sepsis is 1 way to improve prognosis of sepsis. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) has long been utilized as a screening tool to detect bacteremia by front-line healthcare providers. The value of SIRS to predict bacteremia in elderly patients (≥65 years) with suspected sepsis has not yet been examined in emergency departments (EDs).We aimed to evaluate the performance of SIRS components in predicting bacteremia among elderly patients in EDs...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930576/hyperthyroidism-secondary-to-hysterosalpingography-an-extremely-rare-complication-a-case-report
#8
Guotao Ma, Rui Mao, Haixin Zhai
RATIONALE: Hysterosalpingography (HSG), a standard procedure for the evaluation of women with infertility and repetitive pregnancy loss, is associated with complications such as uterine perforation, infection, allergic reactions, syncope, hemorrhage and shock, and pulmonary or retinal embolus. However, hyperthyroidism has not been reported as one of its complications. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report the case of a 33-year-old euthyroid woman who presented to our hospital with palpitation, hand tremor, fatigue, and excessive sweating after HSG...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930526/models-predicting-the-risks-of-six-life-threatening-morbidities-and-bile-leakage-in-14-970-hepatectomy-patients-registered-in-the-national-clinical-database-of-japan
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Hideki Yokoo, Hiroaki Miyata, Hiroyuki Konno, Akinobu Taketomi, Tatsuhiko Kakisaka, Norimichi Hirahara, Go Wakabayashi, Mitsukazu Gotoh, Masaki Mori
To construct a robust morbidity risk-prediction model based on a Japanese nationwide web-based database of patients who underwent liver surgery.Although liver resection has become safer, patient mortality and morbidity still occur. This study investigated postoperative morbidity risks in patients who underwent hepatectomy in Japan at institutions registered in the National Clinical Database.This analysis involved 14,970 patients who underwent hepatectomy of more than 1 section, except for left lateral sectionectomy, during 2011 and 2012 at 1192 hospitals in Japan...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930523/anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-versus-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion-in-multilevel-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-a-meta-analysis
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Tao Wang, Hui Wang, Sen Liu, Huang-Da An, Huan Liu, Wen-Yuan Ding
BACKGROUND: Both anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) are used to treat multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy (mCSM); however, which one is better treatment for mCSM remains considerable controversy. A meta-analysis was performed to compare clinical outcomes, radiographic outcomes, and surgical outcomes between ACDF and ACCF in treatment for mCSM. METHODS: An extensive search of literature was performed in Pubmed/MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane library, CNKI, and WANFANG databases on ACDF versus ACCF treatment for mCSM from January 2011 to August 2016...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929758/determinants-of-influenza-vaccination-among-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-attending-sicilian-reference-centre
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Vincenzo Restivo, Giovanni Vizzini, Alessandra Mularoni, Cinzia Di Benedetto, Santi Mauro Gioè, Francesco Vitale
In solid organ transplant recipients, influenza infection is commonly associated with higher morbidity and mortality than immunocompetent hosts. Therefore, in these subjects influenza vaccination is of paramount importance. The main objective of the study was to assess compliance to vaccination and analyze factors associated with influenza vaccination of solid organ transplant recipients admitted to the Sicilian solid organ transplant Reference Center IRCCS-ISMETT in Palermo during 2014-2015 influenza season...
December 8, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928448/antimicrobial-resistance-temporal-trend-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolated-from-blood
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Gavriliu Lc, Benea Oe, Benea S
Background. According to the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network, Romania reports an increasing number of resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains from invasive infections every year. Material and Method. We analyzed the antimicrobial susceptibility of Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated from blood in 2010 and 2015 in "Matei Bals" National Institute of Infectious Diseases, in order to identify any significant changes in the last five years. Results. We identified 18 strains in 2010 and 37 strains in 2015...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928146/clinical-significance-of-hematuria-in-atrial-fibrillation-with-oral-anticoagulation-therapy
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Hee Tae Yu, Tae-Hoon Kim, Jae-Sun Uhm, Jong-Youn Kim, Hui-Nam Pak, Moon-Hyoung Lee, Boyoung Joung
BACKGROUND: Hematuria is a common and important complication in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients on oral anticoagulation therapy (OAT). This study evaluated the clinical significance of hematuria and its relationship with genitourinary disease in AF patients receiving OAT.Methods and Results:Among 20,456 consecutive AF patients who visited a tertiary hospital from January 2005 to April 2015, 5,833 had hematuria. Of these 5,833 patients, 3,798 were on OAT (OAT(+) group) and 2,035 were not (OAT(-) group)...
December 8, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928144/long-term-clinical-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-after-pericardiectomy-for-constrictive-pericarditis-in-a-japanese-population
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Shunsuke Nishimura, Chisato Izumi, Masashi Amano, Sari Imamura, Naoaki Onishi, Yodo Tamaki, Soichiro Enomoto, Makoto Miyake, Toshihiro Tamura, Hirokazu Kondo, Kazuaki Kaitani, Kazuo Yamanaka, Yoshihisa Nakagawa
BACKGROUND: Constrictive pericarditis (CP) is characterized by impaired diastolic cardiac function leading to heart failure. Pericardiectomy is considered effective treatment for CP, but data on long-term clinical outcomes after pericardiectomy are limited.Methods and Results:We retrospectively investigated 45 consecutive patients (mean age, 59±14 years) who underwent pericardiectomy for CP. Preoperative clinical factors, parameters of cardiac catheterization, and cardiac events were examined...
December 8, 2016: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928093/imported-disease-screening-prior-to-chemotherapy-and-bone-marrow-transplantation-for-oncohematological-malignancies
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Adrián Sánchez-Montalvá, Fernando Salvador, Isabel Ruiz-Camps, Pere Barba, David Valcárcel, Elena Sulleiro, Enrique Sanz-García, Israel Molina
Reactivation of latent imported infections has been periodically reported in migrant patients undergoing immunosuppression. We performed a prospective study at Vall d'Hebron University Hospital (Barcelona, Spain). Migrant patients over 16 years with the diagnosis of any oncohematologic disease were included. Patients were tested for soil-transmitted helminths, hepatitis virus, and human immunodeficiency virus, Treponema pallidum, human T-cell lymphotropic virus, latent tuberculosis infection, Toxoplasma spp...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928075/detecting-mutations-in-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-pyrazinamidase-gene-pnca-to-improve-infection-control-and-decrease-drug-resistance-rates-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-coinfection
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Matthew Z Dudley, Patricia Sheen, Robert H Gilman, Eduardo Ticona, Jon S Friedland, Daniela E Kirwan, Luz Caviedes, Richard Rodriguez, Lilia Z Cabrera, Jorge Coronel, Louis Grandjean, David A J Moore, Carlton A Evans, Luz Huaroto, Víctor Chávez-Pérez, Mirko Zimic
Hospital infection control measures are crucial to tuberculosis (TB) control strategies within settings caring for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients, as these patients are at heightened risk of developing TB. Pyrazinamide (PZA) is a potent drug that effectively sterilizes persistent Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli. However, PZA resistance associated with mutations in the nicotinamidase/pyrazinamidase coding gene, pncA, is increasing. A total of 794 patient isolates obtained from four sites in Lima, Peru, underwent spoligotyping and drug resistance testing...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927871/severity-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-with-viral-coinfection-in-hiv-uninfected-children
#17
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/27927870/insidious-risk-of-severe-mycobacterium-chimaera-infection-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
#18
Meera Chand, Theresa Lamagni, Katharina Kranzer, Jessica Hedge, Ginny Moore, Simon Parks, Samuel Collins, Carlos Del Ojo Elias, Nada Ahmed, Tim Brown, E Grace Smith, Peter Hoffman, Peter Kirwan, Brendan Mason, Alison Smith-Palmer, Philip Veal, Maeve K Lalor, Allan Bennett, James Walker, Alicia Yeap, Antonio Isidro Carrion Martin, Gayle Dolan, Sonia Bhatt, Andrew Skingsley, André Charlett, David Pearce, Katherine Russell, Simon Kendall, Andrew A Klein, Stephen Robins, Silke Schelenz, William Newsholme, Stephanie Thomas, Tim Collyns, Eleri Davies, Jim McMenamin, Lorraine Doherty, Tim Ea Peto, Derrick Crook, Maria Zambon, Nick Phin
BACKGROUND: An urgent UK investigation was launched to assess risk of invasive Mycobacterium chimaera infection in cardiothoracic surgery and a possible association with cardiopulmonary bypass heater-cooler units following alerts in Switzerland and the Netherlands. METHODS: Parallel investigations were pursued: i) identification of cardiopulmonary bypass-associated M. chimaera infection through national laboratory and hospital admissions data linkage ii) cohort study to assess patient risk iii) microbiological and aerobiological investigations of heater-coolers in situ and under controlled laboratory conditions iv) whole genome sequencing of clinical and environmental isolates...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927868/diabetes-and-insulin-therapy-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-hospitalization-for-infection-but-not-mortality-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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John P Donnelly, Sunil Nair, Russell Griffin, John W Baddley, Monika M Safford, Henry E Wang, Nathan I Shapiro
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic and experimental evidence suggests that individuals with diabetes are at increased risk of infection. We sought to examine the association of diabetes and insulin therapy with hospitalization for infection and 28-day mortality. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study using data from 30,239 community-dwelling participants aged ≥45 years enrolled in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. We defined diabetes as fasting glucose ≥126 mg/L (or glucose ≥200 mg/L for those not fasting), the use of insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents, or self-reported history...
December 7, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927815/pyroglutamic-acidosis-in-association-with-therapeutic-paracetamol-use
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Robert W Hunter, Cate Lawson, Evangelia Galitsiou, Fiona Gifford, John J Neary
Long-term use of paracetamol (at therapeutic doses) can cause the accumulation of endogenous organic pyroglutamate, resulting in metabolic acidosis with an elevated anion gap. This occurs in the presence of malnutrition, infection, antibiotic use, renal failure and pregnancy. Given the prevalence of these risk factors, this condition is thought to be relatively common in a hospitalised population but is probably significantly underdiagnosed. Prompt recognition is essential because the condition is entirely reversible if the causative agents are withdrawn...
December 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
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