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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904959/differential-pulmonic-nk-and-nkt-cell-responses-in-schistosoma-japonicum-infected-mice
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Hefei Cha, Wenjuan Qin, Quan Yang, Hongyan Xie, Jiale Qu, Mei Wang, Daixiong Chen, Fang Wang, Nuo Dong, Longhua Chen, Jun Huang
Natural killer cells (NK cells) and natural killer T cells (NKT cells) play a role in anti-infection, anti-tumor, transplantation immunity, and autoimmune regulation. However, the role of NK and NKT cells during Schistosoma japonicum (S. japonicum) infection has not been widely reported, especially regarding lung infections. The aim of this study was to research the NK and NKT cell response to S. japonicum infection in the lungs of mice. Using immunofluorescent histological analysis, NK and NKT cells were found near pulmonary granulomas...
November 30, 2016: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904816/an-unusual-presentation-of-nocardiosis-in-an-allogeneic-transplant-recipient
#2
Uroosa Ibrahim, Amina Saqib, Farhan Mohammad, Terenig Terjanian
Nocardiosis is a rare cause of opportunistic infection post hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) occurring in about 0.3% of patients. The risk factors include delayed immune reconstitution, prolonged neutropenia, and graft-versus-host disease. The most common site of infection is the lung, followed by the brain and the skin. Concomitant pulmonary and central nervous system (CNS) nocardiosis is an extremely rare entity as presented in our case. We present the case of a 72-year-old male at 137 days post transplant presenting with complaints of headache and slurred speech...
October 17, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900408/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-pericardial-effusions-requiring-readmission-after-pediatric-cardiac-surgery
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Matthew D Elias, Andrew C Glatz, Matthew J O'Connor, Susan Schachtner, Chitra Ravishankar, Christoper E Mascio, Meryl S Cohen
Pericardial effusion (PE) may require readmission after cardiac surgery and has been associated with postoperative morbidity and mortality. We sought to identify the prevalence and risk factors for postoperative PE requiring readmission in children. A retrospective analysis of the Pediatric Health Information System database was performed between January 1, 2003, and September 30, 2014. All patients ≤18 years old who underwent cardiac surgery were identified by ICD-9 codes. Those readmitted within 1 year with an ICD-9 code for PE were identified...
November 30, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900108/high-dose-chemotherapy-with-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-for-choriocarcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#4
Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Kayo Fujikake, Tetsuya Nishida, Makoto Murata, Ayako Mitsuma, Yuichi Ando, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Choriocarcinoma is a malignant gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) and one of the curable types of gynecological cancer. However, 10% of choriocarcinoma patients have a poor prognosis, particularly when they have metastasis, apart from pulmonary metastasis, or do not go into remission by the second chemotherapeutic regimen. We herein present the case of a 36-year-old patient who had choriocarcinoma with metastases to the lungs, liver and kidneys. The 5th and 6th regimens with cisplatin for choriocarcinoma failed and the patient developed brain metastases...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895584/induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-inhibit-bleomycin-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-mice-through-suppressing-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-mediated-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#5
Yan Zhou, Zhong He, Yuan Gao, Rui Zheng, Xiaoye Zhang, Li Zhao, Mingqi Tan
Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive and irreversible fibrotic lung disorder with high mortality and few treatment options. Recently, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells have been considered as an ideal resource for stem cell-based therapy. Although, an earlier study demonstrated the therapeutic effect of iPS cells on pulmonary fibrosis, the exact mechanisms remain obscure. The present study investigated the effects of iPS cells on inflammatory responses, transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1 signaling pathway, and epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) during bleomycin (BLM)-induced lung fibrosis...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891008/pulmonary-strongyloidiasis-and-hyperinfection-in-a-renal-transplant-patient
#6
Trilok Chand, Avdhesh Bansal, Sanjeev Jasuja, Gaurav Sagar
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November 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890037/grouped-cases-of-pulmonary-pneumocystosis-after-solid-organ-transplantation-advantages-of-coordination-by-an-infectious-diseases-unit-for-overall-management-and-epidemiological-monitoring
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Claire Wintenberger, Daniele Maubon, Elena Charpentier, John Rendu, Patricia Pavese, Caroline Augier, Paolo Malvezzi, Boubou Camara, Marie-Reine Mallaret, Laurence Bouillet, Olivier Epaulard
OBJECTIVE To determine the origin of grouped cases of Pneumocystis pneumonia in solid-organ transplant recipients at our institution. DESIGN A case series with clinical examinations, genotyping, and an epidemiological survey. SETTING A university hospital in France. PATIENTS We report 12 solid-organ transplant recipients with successive cases of Pneumocystis pneumonia that occurred over 3 years; 10 of these cases occurred in a single year. METHODS We used molecular typing of P. jirovecii strains by multilocus sequence typing and clinical epidemiological survey to determine potential dates and places of transmission...
November 28, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888985/azathioprine-response-in-patients-with-fibrotic-connective-tissue-disease-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
#8
Justin M Oldham, Cathryn Lee, Eleanor Valenzi, Leah J Witt, Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Scully Hsu, Lena Chen, Steven Montner, Jonathan H Chung, Imre Noth, Rekha Vij, Mary E Strek
BACKGROUND: Azathioprine is a commonly prescribed therapy for connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung disease (CTD-ILD). Combination therapy that included azathioprine was recently shown to increase the risk of death and hospitalization in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Whether azathioprine increases the risk of adverse outcomes in patients with fibrotic CTD-ILD, including those with CTD-associated usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), remains unknown. METHODS: A retrospective cohort analysis was performed to determine the combined incidence rate of death, transplant and respiratory hospitalization associated with azathioprine exposure...
December 2016: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888562/parainfluenza-3-infections-early-after-kidney-or-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplantation
#9
Ilkka Helanterä, Veli-Jukka Anttila, Raisa Loginov, Marko Lempinen
Parainfluenza (PIV) can cause serious infections after hematopoietic stem cell or lung transplantation. Limited data exist about PIV infections after kidney transplantation. We describe an outbreak of PIV-3 in a transplant unit. During the outbreak 45 patients were treated on the ward for postoperative care after kidney or simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation. Altogether 29 patients were tested for respiratory viruses (12 patients with respiratory symptoms, 17 asymptomatic exposed patients) from nasopharyngeal swabs with PCR...
November 26, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885446/post-cardiotomy-rescue-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-neonates-with-single-ventricle-after-intractable-cardiac-arrest-attrition-after-hospital-discharge-and-predictors-of-outcome
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Anastasios C Polimenakos, Vincent Rizzo, Chawki F El-Zein, Michel N Ilbawi
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in children with cardiac arrest refractory to conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been reported with encouraging results. We reviewed outcomes of neonates with functional single ventricle (FSV) surviving post-cardiotomy ECPR after hospital discharge. Fifty-eight patients who required post-cardiotomy extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) since the introduction of our ECPR protocol (January 2007-December 2011) were identified. Forty-one were neonates...
November 24, 2016: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876282/to-use-or-not-to-use-amiodarone-before-heart-transplantation
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Entela B Lushaj, Ravi Dhingra, Shahzad Chindhy, Shahab Akhter, Takushi Kohmoto, Susan Ulschmid, Satoru Osaki, Abbasali Badami, Lucian Lozonschi
BACKGROUND: Amiodarone frequently is used in patients with heart failure. Concerns still exist about possible complications related to its lingering effect during and after heart transplantation. METHODS: We selected all consecutive patients who received a heart transplant at our institution between January 2004 and December 2015 (n = 220) and compared the peri- and postoperative outcomes of patients who were taking amiodarone for at least 120 days before heart transplant (n = 127) with patients who did not take amiodarone prior to heart transplant (n = 93)...
November 19, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873442/forced-deflation-pulmonary-function-test-a-novel-method-to-evaluate-lung-function-in-infants-and-young-children
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Rakesh K Goyal, Azada Ibrahimova, Maria L Escolar, Paul Szabolcs, Mark Vander Lugt, Randy M Windreich, Daniel J Weiner
We describe the safety and feasibility of a forced deflation pulmonary function test (dPFT) in infants and young children. Fifty-two dPFT studies were performed in 26 patients (median age, 1.4 years). Forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory flow (FEF75 ) were normal in all except one case, but respiratory system compliance (Crs) was reduced in 24% patients. There were no significant differences in pre-blood and marrow transplantation FVC, FEF75 , and Crs between those patients who did and those who did not have posttransplant pulmonary complications...
November 22, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872804/pulmonary-hypertension-secondary-to-pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease-complicated-by-right-heart-failure-hypotension-and-acute-kidney-injury
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Nima Golzy, Stuti Fernandes, Justin Sharim, Rikin Tank, Henry D Tazelaar, Howard E Epstein, Victor Tapson, Antoine Hage
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is rare condition which can lead to severe pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular dysfunction, and cardiopulmonary failure. The diagnosis of PVOD can be challenging due to its nonspecific symptoms and its similarity to idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and interstitial lung disease in terms of diagnostic findings. This case describes a 57 year old female patient who presented with a 5-month history of progressive dyspnea on exertion and nonproductive cough...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872615/microbial-communities-of-conducting-and-respiratory-zones-of-lung-transplanted-patients
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Marie Beaume, Vladimir Lazarevic, Thilo Köhler, Nadia Gaïa, Oriol Manuel, John-David Aubert, Loïc Baerlocher, Laurent Farinelli, Paola Gasche, Jacques Schrenzel, Christian van Delden
Background: Lung transplantation (LT) is a recognized treatment for end-stage pulmonary disease. Bacteria from the recipient nasopharynx seed the new lungs leading to infections and allograft damage. Understanding the characteristics and topological variations of the microbiota may be important to apprehend the pathophysiology of allograft dysfunction. Objectives: To examine the characteristics and relationship of bacterial compositions between conducting and respiratory zones of the allograft. Methods: We performed 16S rRNA gene sequencing on bronchial aspirates (BAs) and bronchoalveolar lavages (BALs) collected in pairs in 19 patients at several time-points post-LT...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870822/comparison-of-total-lung-capacity-determined-by-plethysmography-with-computed-tomographic-segmentation-using-caliper
#15
Andrew J Matsumoto, Brian J Bartholmai, Mark E Wylam
PURPOSE: Traditionally, determination of total lung capacity (TLC) by plethysmography (TLCpleth) has been important in the diagnosis of lung diseases. Alternatively, data acquired from computerized tomography (CT) can be utilized to calculate a measure of TLC (TLCCT). The clinical utility of TLCCT is not certain. We sought to determine, in a clinical setting, whether TLCCT correlates with TLCpleth across a range of lung diseases and scanning techniques. In addition, we determined whether TLCCT affects the interpretation of pulmonary function tests...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870736/lidocaine-administration-controls-micrornas-alterations-observed-after-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#16
Lisa Rancan, Carlos Simón, Emmeline Marchal-Duval, Javier Casanova, Sergio Damian Paredes, Alberto Calvo, Cruz García, David Rincón, Agustín Turrero, Ignacio Garutti, Elena Vara
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is associated with morbidity and mortality. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as regulators of IRI, and they are involved in the pathogenesis of organ rejection. Lidocaine has proven anti-inflammatory activity in several tissues but its modulation of miRNAs has not been investigated. This work aims to investigate the involvement of miRNAs in lung IRI in a lung auto-transplantation model and to investigate the effect of lidocaine. METHODS: Three groups (sham, control, and Lidocaine), each comprising 6 pigs, underwent a lung autotransplantation...
December 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870387/primary-myelofibrosis-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#17
Ayalew Tefferi
: Disease overview: Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) characterized by stem cell-derived clonal myeloproliferation that is often but not always accompanied by JAK2, CALR or MPL mutation, abnormal cytokine expression, bone marrow fibrosis, anemia, splenomegaly, extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH), constitutional symptoms, cachexia, leukemic progression and shortened survival. DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis is based on bone marrow morphology...
December 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866929/long-term-outcomes-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-under-specific-drug-therapy-in-eisenmenger-syndrome
#18
Sébastien Hascoët, Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Marc Humbert, Gérald Simonneau, Xavier Jais, Jérôme Petit, Daniela Laux, Olivier Sitbon, Virginie Lambert, André Capderou
BACKGROUND: The long-term effectiveness of pulmonary arterial hypertension-specific drug therapy (PAH-SDT) in Eisenmenger syndrome is controversial. We investigated short-term and long-term hemodynamic changes under PAH-SDT and their associations with outcomes in a bicentric cohort. METHODS: Over 20 years, we included 69 patients with congenital heart disease, an indexed pulmonary vascular resistance (PVRi) >8 WU·m(2), and 292 standardized catheterizations at baseline and after PAH-SDT initiation or intensification...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866541/-influencing-factors-for-postoperative-survival-of-patients-with-stage-iii-silicosis-treated-by-lung-transplantation
#19
W J Mao, X W Nie, W Xia, M F Zheng, R Chen, Y J He, F Liu, S G Ye, R G Lu, J Y Chen
Objective: To investigate the clinical effect, postoperative complications, and causes of death in the treatment of stage III silicosis with lung transplantation and the influencing factors for survival. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 32 patients with stage III silicosis who underwent lung transplantation in our hospital from September 2002 to September 2015. The survival, causes of death, and postoperative complications were analyzed. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to plot survival curves, the log-rank test was used to compare the influence of each factor on survival rates, and the multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression model was used to evaluate the influence of each factor on survival...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866319/successful-posaconazole-therapy-of-disseminated-alternariosis-due-to-alternaria-infectoria-in-a-heart-transplant-recipient
#20
Pavlina Lyskova, Milos Kubanek, Vit Hubka, Eva Sticova, Ludek Voska, Dana Kautznerova, Miroslav Kolarik, Petr Hamal, Martina Vasakova
We report a case of phaeohyphomycosis caused by Alternaria infectoria in a 61-year-old heart transplant recipient with multiple skin lesions and pulmonary infiltrates. The infection spread via the haematogenous route from the primary cutaneous lesions into the lungs. The diagnosis was based on the histopathological examination, direct microscopy, skin lesion cultures and detection of Alternaria DNA in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid using molecular methods. The treatment consisted of a combination of surgical excision and systemic antifungal therapy...
November 19, 2016: Mycopathologia
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