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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919062/epidemiology-of-occupational-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-reports-from-the-sword-scheme%C3%A2-in-the-uk-from-1996-to-2015
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C M Barber, R E Wiggans, M Carder, R Agius
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the reported incidence of occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis (OHP) in the UK and to consider whether the pattern of attributed causation has changed over time. METHODS: All cases of OHP reported to the SWORD scheme between January 1996 and December 2015 were classified into 1 of 10 categories of the suspected agent. Cases were grouped into four 5-year time periods to examine any changing pattern in incidence or suspected causation. For each time period, the annual incidence was calculated using the estimated number of reported cases and the working population of the UK...
October 8, 2016: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890996/dry-cough-in-a-middle-aged-man
#2
Sheetu Singh, Nishtha Singh, Arpita Jindal
Cough is often a distressing feature and may be caused due to varied reasons. A 39-year-old man presented with complaints of cough and had significant pigeon exposure. His chest X-ray revealed mediastinal enlargement and computed tomography chest revealed air trapping and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Both endobronchial and transbronchial biopsies revealed granulomas. Thus, the patient was diagnosed as a case of sarcoidosis and started on steroids. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis may often mimic sarcoidosis; however, the presence of endobronchial granulomas will diagnose the latter condition...
November 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886857/factors-associated-with-positive-inhalation-provocation-test-results-in-subjects-suspected-of-having-chronic-bird-related-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#3
Masahiro Masuo, Yasunari Miyazaki, Kozo Suhara, Masahiro Ishizuka, Toshihide Fujie, Naohiko Inase
BACKGROUND: Chronic bird-related hypersensitivity pneumonitis (BRHP) is often misdiagnosed as other interstitial lung diseases. While the utility of the inhalation provocation test (IPT) has been reported, the test is not commonly performed. In this study, we aimed to identify significant clinical variables associated with positive inhalation provocation test results in subjects suspected of having chronic BRHP. This would help clinicians decide whether to perform IPT in patients suspected of having chronic BRHP in real-life practice...
November 2016: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876506/fungal-peptides-from-pneumonitis-hypersensitivity-etiologic-agents-are-able-to-induce-specific-cellular-immune-response
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Anne-Pauline Bellanger, Thibaud Lignon, Yann Godet, Bénédicte Rognon, Gabriel Reboux, Houssein Gbaguidi-Haore, Christophe Borg, Laurence Millon
PURPOSE: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is an immunoallergic disease due to chronic exposure to high quantities of different microorganisms such as Mycobacterium immunogenum (Mi), a mycobacterium, and Lichtheimia corymbifera (Lc), a filamentous fungus. It has recently been demonstrated that the protein DLDH (dihydrolipoyl dehydrogenase), is common to these microorganisms. This study aimed to investigate the immune potential of overlapping peptide pools covering the MiDLDH and LcDLDH...
November 19, 2016: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865876/interstitial-lung-disease-in-the-elderly
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Karen C Patterson, Rupal J Shah, Mary K Porteous, Jason D Christie, Carly D'Errico, Matthew Chadwick, Matthew Triano, Charuhas Deshpande, Milton D Rossman, Leslie A Litzky, Maryl E Kreider, Wallace T Miller
BACKGROUND: Despite the relationship of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) with advancing age, little is known about the epidemiology of interstitial lung diseases (ILD) in the elderly. Here we describe the diagnoses, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of patients who were elderly at the time of ILD diagnosis. METHODS: Among subjects from a prospective cohort study of ILD, elderly was defined as age > 70. Diagnoses were derived from a multi-disciplinary review...
November 16, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836954/serum-ykl-40-as-predictor-of-outcome-in-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#6
Xiaoping Long, Xuan He, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Matthias Griese, Rafael Sarria, Josune Guzman, Ulrich Costabel, Francesco Bonella
YKL-40, a chitinase-like protein mainly secreted by macrophages, neutrophils and epithelial cells, is increased in patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia and sarcoidosis. We aimed to investigate the role of YKL-40 as a biomarker in hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP).72 HP patients, 100 interstitial lung disease (ILD) controls and 60 healthy controls were studied. YKL-40 was measured by ELISA in serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) at baseline and follow-up. The relationship between YKL-40 levels, clinical variables and disease outcome was evaluated...
November 11, 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823913/-cutaneous-lesions-during-hot-tub-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-pseudomonas-folliculitis%C3%A2
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N Sokolowsky, L Rolland, M-A Vandenhende, J-Y Colin, F Laurent, P Morlat, F Bonnet, M Beylot-Barry
BACKGROUND: Interstitial lung disease, cutaneous rash and elevated serum angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) may suggest diagnoses other than sarcoidosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 58-year-old man had presented dyspnoea for 2 years with increased angiotensin-converting enzyme, as well as an interstitial syndrome and micronodules. The possibility of sarcoidosis was raised. Systemic corticosteroids resulted in improvement of the dyspnoea although it recurred on dose reduction...
November 4, 2016: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816444/use-of-mycophenolate-mofetil-or-azathioprine-for-the-management-of-chronic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#8
Julie Morisset, Kerri A Johannson, Eric Vittinghoff, Carlos Aravena, Brett M Elicker, Kirk D Jones, Charlene D Fell, Helene Manganas, Bruno-Pierre Dubé, Paul J Wolters, Harold R Collard, Christopher J Ryerson, Brett Ley
BACKGROUND: The treatment of chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (cHP) often includes systemic oral corticosteroids, but the optimal pharmacologic management remains unclear. The morbidity associated with prednisone has motivated the search for alternative therapies. We aimed to determine the effect of treatment with mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) or azathioprine (AZA) on lung function in patients with cHP. METHODS: Patients with cHP treated with either MMF or AZA were retrospectively identified from four interstitial lung disease centers...
November 2, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801489/diagnostic-value-of-the-bronchoalveolar-lavage-in-interstitial-lung-disease
#9
Mona Mlika, Mouna Ben Kilani, Anissa Berraies, Emna Braham, Agnes Hamzaoui, Faouzi Mezni
Background The bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cellular analysis is an invasive method of exploration of the lung. Its diagnostic value in interstitial lung disease (ILD) is integrated to a multi-disciplianry approach implicating clinicians, radiologists and pathologists. Aim We targeted to evaluate the diagnostic value of the BAL. Methods We reported a retrospective study about patients hospitalized for an ILD since the 1st January 2011 to the 31th December 2013. Thirty three patients were admitted in the Department of Pulmonology and the BAL analyses were studied in the Department of Pathology of the same hospital...
May 2016: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792269/impaired-immunosuppressive-effect-of-bronchoalveolar-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-preliminary-findings
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Enikő Balogh, Béla Nagy, Ágnes Gyetvai, Zsolt Bene, Zoltán Hendrik, Viktória Jeney, Péter Nagy, Ágnes Papp, József Balla, György Balla, János Kappelmayer, Béla Nagy
BACKGROUND: Bronchoalveolar mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play an important role in the maintenance of lung integrity. Therapeutic application of bone marrow-derived MSCs reduced chronic bronchial inflammation in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and improved the ratio of survivors in sepsis with pneumonia. This study investigated the effect of MSCs from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) on T-cell function under in vitro conditions. METHODS: Bronchoalveolar MSCs were obtained via bronchoscopy with BAL from children with severe subacute HP...
October 28, 2016: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789161/-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias-in-2016
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REVIEW
M-P Debray, R Borie, C Danel, A Khalil, M Majlath, B Crestani
Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias comprise 8 clinicopathological entities, most of them with a chronic course and various prognosis. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is the most frequent and most severe of these. Computed tomography has an important role for its diagnosis. It can identify the corresponding pathological pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia in about 50 percent of cases. It can suggest differential diagnosis in other cases, most frequently fibrosing nonspecific interstitial pneumonia and chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis...
October 24, 2016: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760588/development-of-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-assay-for-the-rapid-detection-of-alternaria-alternata
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Huaqi Tang, Chunsheng Liu, Yanpeng Li, Xinyue Zhang, Guojie Xu
Fungi of the Alternaria genus are associated with allergic diseases, with Alternaria alternata being one of the most prevalent species. A. alternata has been frequently reported as the etiologic agent of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, allergic rhinosinusitis, bronchial asthma, and other diseases. In this study, we developed a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay and a real-time PCR assay to detect low levels of A. alternata in herbal tea samples. The LAMP assay can detect as little as 3 pg/μL of A...
October 18, 2016: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747913/pet-groomer-s-lung-a-novel-occupation-related-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-related-to-pyrethrin-exposure-in-a-pet-groomer
#13
Chan Yeu Pu, Mohamed Rizwan Haroon Al Rasheed, Marin Sekosan, Vibhu Sharma
A 61-year-old man was evaluated for a 2 month history of cough and dyspnea without relevant exposures other than pyrethrin containing insecticidal sprays he used while grooming dogs almost daily. High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) of the chest demonstrated a Non-Specific Interstitial Pneumonia (NSIP) pattern. Pulmonary function testing revealed an isolated mildly reduced diffusion capacity. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) results confirmed the presence of foamy histiocytes, lymphocytes, and polymorphonuclear cells consistent with ongoing exposure...
October 17, 2016: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719974/imaging-of-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#14
Andrea L Magee, Steven M Montner, Aliya Husain, Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Rekha Vij, Jonathan H Chung
The management of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) depends on early identification of the disease process, which is complicated by its nonspecific clinical presentation in addition to variable and diverse laboratory and radiologic findings. HP is the result of exposure and sensitization to myriad aerosolized antigens. HP develops in the minority of antigenic exposures, and conversely has been documented in patients with no identifiable exposure, complicating the diagnostic algorithm significantly. Prompt diagnosis and early intervention are critical in slowing the progression of irreversible parenchymal damage, and additionally in preserving the quality of life of affected patients...
November 2016: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703382/chronic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#15
Carlos Ac Pereira, Andréa Gimenez, Lilian Kuranishi, Karin Storrer
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HSP) is a common interstitial lung disease resulting from inhalation of a large variety of antigens by susceptible individuals. The disease is best classified as acute and chronic. Chronic HSP can be fibrosing or not. Fibrotic HSP has a large differential diagnosis and has a worse prognosis. The most common etiologies for HSP are reviewed. Diagnostic criteria are proposed for both chronic forms based on exposure, lung auscultation, lung function tests, HRCT findings, bronchoalveolar lavage, and biopsies...
2016: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684041/interstitial-lung-disease-ild-in-india-results-of-a-prospective-registry
#16
Sheetu Singh, Bridget F Collins, Bharat B Sharma, Jyotsna M Joshi, Deepak Talwar, Sandeep Katiyar, Nishtha Singh, Lawrence Ho, Jai Kumar Samaria, Parthasarathi Bhattacharya, Rakesh Gupta, Sudhir Chaudhari, Tejraj Singh, Vijay Moond, Sudhakar Pipavath, Jitesh Ahuja, Ravindran Chetambath, Aloke G Ghoshal, Nirmal K Jain, Hj Gayathri Devi, Surya Kant, Parvaiz Koul, Raja Dhar, Rajesh Swarnakar, Suresh Kumar Sharma, Dhrubajyoti J Roy, Kripesh R Sarmah, Bhavin Jankharia, Rodney Schmidt, Santosh K Katiyar, Arpita Jindal, Daya K Mangal, Virendra Singh, Ganesh Raghu
RATIONALE: Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a heterogeneous group of acute and chronic inflammatory and fibrotic lung diseases. Existing ILD registries have had variable findings. Little is known about the profile of ILDs in India. OBJECTIVES: Create a prospective Registry with validation of diagnoses by multidisciplinary discussion (MDD) to characterize the clinical profile of new onset-ILD in India. METHODS: Prospective recruitment of adult patients with new onset ILD (27 centers in 19 Indian cities, 3/2012-6/2015) with connective tissue disease (CTD) serologies and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) chest...
September 29, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660154/transbronchial-cryobiopsy-in-diffuse-parenchymal-lung-disease-retrospective-analysis-of-74-cases
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Kamonpun Ussavarungsi, Ryan M Kern, Anja C Roden, Jay H Ryu, Eric S Edell
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic evaluation of patients with diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD) is best achieved by a multidisciplinary team correlating clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features. Surgical lung biopsies remain the gold standard for histopathologic diagnosis of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias. Emerging data suggest an increasing role for transbronchial cryobiopsy (TBC) in DPLD evaluation. We describe our experience with TBC in patients with DPLD. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients with radiographic features of DPLD who underwent TBC at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota in June 2013-September 2015...
September 19, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628326/diagnostic-approach-to-advanced-fibrotic-interstitial-lung-disease-bringing-together-clinical-radiologic-and-histologic-clues
#18
Brandon T Larsen, Maxwell L Smith, Brett M Elicker, Jessica M Fernandez, Guillermo A Arbo-Oze de Morvil, Carlos A C Pereira, Kevin O Leslie
Context .- Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a distinctive clinicopathologic entity and the most common form of progressive diffuse lung scarring in older adults. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis manifests histopathologically as the usual interstitial pneumonia pattern. The usual interstitial pneumonia pattern is distinguished by geographically and temporally heterogeneous fibrosis that is peripherally accentuated, often with honeycombing and traction bronchiectasis. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is not the only disease that leads to end-stage lung fibrosis, however, and several other entities may also cause advanced fibrosis...
September 15, 2016: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623832/-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-diagnostic-criteria-treatment-prognosis-and-prevention
#19
REVIEW
Małgorzata E Jędrych, Monika Szturmowicz, Iwona Bestry, Jan Kuś
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is caused by inhalation of environmental antigens. Farmers and bird keepers are most frequently affected by this desease. The HP diagnosis is based on clinical symptoms (cough, dyspnea) in a person exposed to environmental antigens, and the presence of characteristic changes in high resolution chest computed tomography (HRCT) (bilateral, mosaic, ground glass opacities in the middle and lower lung zones, ill-defined centrilobular nodules and the sign of air-trapping on expiration)...
2016: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27545731/respiratory-allergic-disorders
#20
REVIEW
Jason Raymond Woloski, Skye Heston, Sheyla Pamela Escobedo Calderon
Allergic asthma refers to a chronic reversible bronchoconstriction influenced by an allergic trigger, leading to symptoms of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is a complex hypersensitivity reaction, often in patients with asthma or cystic fibrosis, occurring when bronchi become colonized by Aspergillus species. The clinical picture is dominated by asthma complicated by recurrent episodes of bronchial obstruction, fever, malaise, mucus production, and peripheral blood eosinophilia...
September 2016: Primary Care
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