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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30522614/prevalence-of-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-asthmatic-patients-a-prospective-institutional-study
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Kalaiyarasan, Anil Kumar Jain, Manmohan Puri, Devika Tayal, Ritu Singhal, Rohit Sarin
BACKGROUND: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is characterized by an allergic inflammatory response to colonization by Aspergillus species, most commonly Aspergillus fumigatus. AIM: To study the prevalence of ABPA in asthmatic patients presenting to our institute. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consecutive asthma patients attending our allergy clinic Out Patient Department (OPD) over a period of 20 months were tested with skin prick test (SPT) for Aspergillus antigens and those who were found positive were further evaluated for ABPA using Greenberger's criteria...
October 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30517110/pulmonary-high-resolution-computed-tomography-findings-in-patients-with-synovitis-acne-pustulosis-hyperostosis-and-osteitis-syndrome
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Chen Li, Shuang Liu, Xin Sui, Jian Wang, Wei Song, Wenshuai Xu, Kai-Feng Xu, Xinlun Tian, Wen Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) pulmonary abnormalities in patients with synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis (SAPHO) syndrome. METHODS: Pulmonary HRCT images were reconstructed from whole-spine computed tomography (CT) images of 67 patients with SAPHO syndrome. HRCT images of 58 healthy controls were also obtained and reviewed. Patients with pneumonia and tuberculosis were excluded. Demographic and clinical data such as gender, age, onset age, disease duration, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), highly sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) were collected from the SAPHO syndrome patients...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30514257/recurrence-of-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-after-adjunctive-surgery-for-aspergilloma-a-case-report-with-long-term-follow-up
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Kohei Horiuchi, Takanori Asakura, Naoki Hasegawa, Fumitake Saito
BACKGROUND: Coexistence of aspergilloma and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) has rarely been reported. Although the treatment for ABPA includes administration of corticosteroids and antifungal agents, little is known about the treatment for coexisting aspergilloma and ABPA. Furthermore, the impact of surgical resection for aspergilloma on ABPA is not fully understood. Here, we present an interesting case of recurrent ABPA with long-term follow-up after surgical resection of aspergilloma...
December 4, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30477047/paediatric-and-adult-bronchiectasis-vaccination-in-prevention-and-management
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REVIEW
Kerry-Ann F O'Grady, Allan W Cripps, Keith Grimwood
Bronchiectasis has received increased attention recently, including an emphasis on preventing infective exacerbations that are associated with disease progression and lung function decline. While there are several bacteria and viruses associated with bronchiectasis, licensed vaccines are only currently available for Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae (H. influenzae protein D as a conjugate in a pneumococcal vaccine), Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Bordetella pertussis and influenza virus. The evidence for the efficacy and effectiveness of these vaccines in both preventing and managing bronchiectasis in children and adults is limited with the focus of most research being on other chronic lung disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, asthma and cystic fibrosis...
November 26, 2018: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30449921/bronchial-artery-embolization-in-treatment-of-hemoptysis-treatment-efficacy-and-complications-at-a-tertiary-care-chest-centre
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Atul Mishra, Ankit Mathur, Kamal Pathak, C D S Katoch, Anurag Khera
Background: Hemoptysis is one of the most alarming condition to both the patients suffering from it and the treating physicians. It is caused due to varied etiologies. One of the emergent and at times life-saving treatment option is by minimally invasive interventional radiological technique of Bronchial Atery Embolization (BAE). The authors aimed to carry out a retrospective analysis of short term efficacy and safety of all patients treated by this technique at a tertiary care thoracic centre...
October 2018: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30425706/the-immune-mechanisms-of-lung-parenchymal-damage-in-tuberculosis-and-the-role-of-host-directed-therapy
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REVIEW
Cari Stek, Brian Allwood, Naomi F Walker, Robert J Wilkinson, Lutgarde Lynen, Graeme Meintjes
Impaired lung function is common in people with a history of tuberculosis. Host-directed therapy added to tuberculosis treatment may reduce lung damage and result in improved lung function. An understanding of the pathogenesis of pulmonary damage in TB is fundamental to successfully predicting which interventions could be beneficial. In this review, we describe the different features of TB immunopathology that lead to impaired lung function, namely cavities, bronchiectasis, and fibrosis. We discuss the immunological processes that cause lung damage, focusing on studies performed in humans, and using chest radiograph abnormalities as a marker for pulmonary damage...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30416771/elevated-interleukin-6-and-bronchiectasis-as-risk-factors-for-acute-exacerbation-in-patients-with-tuberculosis-destroyed-lung-with-airflow-limitation
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Jee Youn Oh, Young Seok Lee, Kyung Hoon Min, Gyu Young Hur, Sung Yong Lee, Kyung Ho Kang, Chin Kook Rhee, Seoung Ju Park, Jae Jeong Shim
Background: Patients with tuberculosis-destroyed lungs (TDLs), with airflow limitation, have clinical characteristics similar to those of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Acute exacerbation is an important factor in the management of TDL. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the factors associated with acute exacerbations in patients with stable TDL with airflow limitation. Methods: We evaluated the clinical characteristics, such as lung function, image findings, and serum laboratory findings, including C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and interleukin (IL)-6, in patients with TDL with chronic airflow limitation (n=94)...
September 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30381502/clinical-and-laboratory-profile-of-renal-amyloidosis-a-single-center-experience
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Divyesh P Engineer, Vivek B Kute, Himanshu V Patel, Pankaj R Shah
The kidney is the most common organ involved in systemic amyloidosis. We aimed to study etiology and clinicopathological profile of renal amyloidosis. This was a retrospective study of 40 consecutive adult patients with biopsy-proven renal amyloidosis evaluated over a period of two years. Emphasis was given to describing the clinical presentation, renal function, proteinuria, type of amyloidosis, and its etiology. Mean age of the study cohort was 44 ± 15 years (with a male-to-female ratio of 3:1). Amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis was the most common type of amyloidosis observed in 72...
September 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30368738/risk-factors-and-secondary-care-utilisation-in-a-primary-care-population-with-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-disease-in-the-uk
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Eleanor L Axson, Navdeep Bual, Chloe I Bloom, Jennifer K Quint
Prior research has identified risk factors associated with developing non-tuberculous mycobacterial disease (NTMD); we identified risk factors and secondary care utilisation of NTMD patients in the UK. This was a matched case-control study using electronic healthcare records from Clinical Practice Research Datalink from 2006 to 2016. NTMD was defined using prescription data and Read codes, based on international guidelines. Risk factors for NTMD were investigated using conditional logistic regression within a representative general population...
October 27, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30359143/current-pharmacotherapeutic-options-for-pediatric-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-with-a-focus-on-antimicrobial-agents
#10
Maria Gabriella Matera, Paola Rogliani, Josuel Ora, Mario Cazzola
Antibiotics are frequently prescribed to children in the community and in nosocomial settings, mainly because of lower respiratory tract infections(LRTIs), which include influenza, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis, in addition to bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis lung disease. It is important to note, however, that more than 50% of these prescriptions are unnecessary or inappropriate. Areas covered: The current choice of antimicrobial therapy for etiological agents of LRTIs is examined and discussed considering each type of LRTI...
October 25, 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30320743/identification-of-virulence-markers-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-for-intracellular-replication-in-phagocytes
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Violaine Dubois, Laura Laencina, Anouchka Bories, Vincent Le Moigne, Alexandre Pawlik, Jean-Louis Herrmann, Fabienne Girard-Misguich
What differentiates Mycobacterium abscessus from other saprophytic mycobacteria is the ability to resist phagocytosis by human macrophages and the ability to multiply inside such cells. These virulence traits render M. abscessus pathogenic, especially in vulnerable hosts with underlying structural lung disease, such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis or tuberculosis. How patients become infected with M. abscessus remains unclear. Unlike many mycobacteria, M. abscessus is not found in the environment but might reside inside amoebae, environmental phagocytes that represent a potential reservoir for M...
September 27, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30290642/a-case-report-of-legionella-and-mycoplasma-pneumonia-co-incidence-or-co-infection
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Lakshmi Saladi, Bushra Zaidi, Omesh Toolsie, Trupti Vakde, Muhammad Adrish
RATIONALE: Concurrent or sequential coinfections of Legionella pneumophila and Mycoplasma pneumoniae have been reported in the past though infrequently. Distinguishing a true co-infection from cross reactivity is often challenging as the diagnosis is mostly dependent on serological testing. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 77-year-old male presented with worsening dyspnea, cough with yellow sputum, diarrhea and fever of 2-days duration. Patient had history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on home oxygen, bronchiectasis, rheumatoid arthritis (on methotrexate and leflunomide), treated pulmonary tuberculosis and 30-pack-year smoking...
October 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30282481/arterial-embolization-for-hemoptysis-in-patients-with-chronic-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-in-patients-with-bronchiectasis
#13
Guang-Dong Lu, Jin-Xing Zhang, Chun-Gao Zhou, Jin-Guo Xia, Sheng Liu, Qing-Quan Zu, Hai-Bin Shi
Background Previous studies suggest that recurrence of hemoptysis after arterial embolization is associated with the underlying pulmonary disease. Purpose To compare the baseline information and imaging findings in patients with hemoptysis due to either chronic pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) or bronchiectasis and to identify predictors of rebleeding after embolization treatment. Material and Methods Clinical data of all consecutive chronic PTB and bronchiectasis patients who underwent arterial embolization for hemoptysis from January 2010 to January 2017 in a single center were reviewed...
October 3, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30236440/-pulmonary-tuberculosis-radiological-evolution-of-broncho-pulmonary-lesions-at-the-end-of-treatment
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F Méchaï, C Fock-Yee, D Bouvry, A Raffetin, O Bouchaud, M Brauner, P Y Brillet
OBJECTIVES: To describe the residual broncho-pulmonary lesions and evaluate the role of CT scanning at the end of treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analysis of the initial and end of treatment CT scans of 56 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis according to a reading grid including parenchymatous and airways lesions. The CT data at the end of treatment were analysed in relation to the clinical and microbiological data, and the original CT scan...
September 17, 2018: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30181364/clinical-characteristics-of-tracheobronchopathia-osteochondroplastica
#15
Ting Luo, Hui Zhou, Jie Meng
BACKGROUND: Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) consists of benign lesions of tracheal and bronchial mucosa with multiple nodular hyperplasia of bone or cartilage protruding into the lumen. METHODS: We diagnosed 73 subjects with TO with the use of bronchoscopy in the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine of Xiangya Hospital between January 2000 and April 2017. Clinical manifestations, radiographic characteristics, bronchoscopic manifestations, histopathological findings, and treatments were analyzed retrospectively...
September 4, 2018: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30094156/post-primary-pulmonary-tb-haemoptysis-when-there-is-more-than-meets-the-eye
#16
Ubaid Feroze Seedat, Faheem Seedat
Haemoptysis is concerning for both patient and healthcare provider and points to the presence of severe underlying lung disease warranting investigation. Approximately 8% of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) infection will experience haemoptysis at some point during their life [1;2] . The aetiology of haemoptysis in the setting of PTB is diverse and may occur during active or following prior PTB infection due to pulmonary complications. We describe the case of a 33-year-old female who presented with massive haemoptysis on two separate occasions within a five-month period...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30078659/performance-of-the-curb-65-score-in-predicting-critical-care-interventions-in-patients-admitted-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
#17
Annette Ilg, Ari Moskowitz, Varun Konanki, Parth V Patel, Maureen Chase, Anne V Grossestreuer, Michael W Donnino
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Confusion, uremia, elevated respiratory rate, hypotension, and aged 65 years or older (CURB-65) is a clinical prediction rule intended to stratify patients with pneumonia by expected mortality. We assess the predictive performance of CURB-65 for the proximal endpoint of receipt of critical care intervention in emergency department (ED) patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of electronic health records from a single tertiary center for ED patients admitted as inpatients with a primary diagnosis of pneumonia from 2010 to 2014...
August 2, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30057796/international-research-and-guidelines-on-post-tuberculosis-chronic-lung-disorders-a-systematic-scoping-review
#18
Sanne C van Kampen, Amanda Wanner, Miles Edwards, Anthony D Harries, Bruce J Kirenga, Jeremiah Chakaya, Rupert Jones
Introduction: Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is an important risk factor for chronic respiratory disease due to residual lung damage. Yet, the WHO End TB strategy does not mention post-TB chronic lung disorders (PTBLDs) and programmatic interventions to address PTBLD are lacking. This study assessed the scope of current guidelines and evidence on PTBLD to inform policy and research action. Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted following Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis guidelines...
2018: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30042757/mmpl3-as-a-target-for-the-treatment-of-drug-resistant-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infections
#19
Wei Li, Amira Yazidi, Amitkumar N Pandya, Pooja Hegde, Weiwei Tong, Vinicius Calado Nogueira de Moura, E Jeffrey North, Jurgen Sygusch, Mary Jackson
Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary infections are emerging as a global health problem and pose a threat to susceptible individuals with structural or functional lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bronchiectasis. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) and Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABSC) species account for 70-95% of the pulmonary NTM infections worldwide. Treatment options for these pathogens are limited, involve lengthy multidrug regimens of 12-18 months with parenteral and oral drugs, and their outcome is often suboptimal...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29984134/lung-function-in-hiv-infected-children-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Leah N Githinji, Diane M Gray, Heather J Zar
Background: The advent of antiretroviral therapy has led to the improved survival of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children to adulthood and to HIV becoming a chronic disease in older children and adolescents. Chronic lung disease is common among HIV-infected adolescents. Lung function measurement may help to delineate the spectrum, pathophysiology and guide therapy for HIV-related chronic lung disease. Aim: The aim of this study was to review the available data on the spectrum and determinants of lung function abnormalities and the impact of antiretroviral therapy on lung function in perinatally HIV-infected children and adolescents...
2018: Pneumonia
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