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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943587/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-caused-by-a-home-ultrasonic-humidifier-contaminated-with-candida-guilliermondii
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Akemi Ando, Hideharu Hagiya, Takahiro Nada, Kosuke Kimura, Koichi Waseda, Kammei Rai, Yoshihisa Hanayama, Fumio Otsuka
We herein report the first documented case of acute hypersensitivity pneumonitis in which Candida guilliermondii was the possible causative organism. A young Japanese woman presented to our hospital with relapsing respiratory symptoms accompanied by high fever. A detailed interview revealed that the onset of the symptoms occurred shortly after using a humidifier in her home. Her symptoms showed spontaneous improvement soon after admission, and an examination of her bronchoalveolar lavage fluid revealed the specific infiltration of inflammatory cells, which predominantly consisted of lymphocytes...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931767/musical-instrument-associated-health-issues-and-their-management
#2
Kae Okoshi, Taro Minami, Masahiro Kikuchi, Yasuko Tomizawa
Playing musical instruments can bring joy to people, but can also cause a wide variety of health issues that range from mild disorders to potentially fatal conditions. Although sports medicine is an established medical subspecialty, relatively few studies have investigated the health issues associated with musical instruments. Here we present an overview of these health issues. These include infections due to microorganisms, allergic reactions, as well as mechanical injuries from sustained high pressures within the oral, mediastinal, thoracic, and abdominal cavities...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923675/respiratory-infections-due-to-nontuberculous-mycobacterias
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REVIEW
Luis Máiz Carro, Esther Barbero Herranz, Rosa Nieto Royo
The most common infections caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are lung infections. The microorganisms causing these infections most frequently are Mycobacterium avium complex, Mycobacterium kansasii and Mycobacterium abscessus complex. Their incidence has increased in the last three decades. After identifying an NTM in the respiratory tract, clinical and radiological aspects must be considered to determine if isolations are clinically relevant. Predisposing conditions that could contribute to infection must also be investigated...
September 15, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895301/early-leaflet-thrombosis-complicating-transcatheter-implantation-of-a-sapien-3-valve-in-a-native-right-ventricular-outflow-tract
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Mounir Riahi, Philipp Blanke, John Webb, Ronald G Carere
A 59-year-old female with Tetralogy of Fallot had a previous complete repair with RVOT patch enlargement. She developed subsequent severe symptomatic (NYHA III) pulmonary regurgitation with severe RV dilatation. She had a concomitant interstitial lung disease secondary to hypersensitivity pneumonitis that precluded her from cardiac surgery. After preprocedural assessment using computed tomography, echocardiography and invasive angiography we decided to implant a 29 mm Edwards Sapien 3 valve without pre-stenting...
September 12, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889874/the-many-faces-of-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
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EDITORIAL
Andrew Churg, Christopher J Ryerson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883091/change-in-fvc-and-survival-in-chronic-fibrotic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
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Andrea Gimenez, Karin Storrer, Lilian Kuranishi, Maria Raquel Soares, Rimarcs Gomes Ferreira, Carlos A C Pereira
The predictive value of the decline in FVC by ≥10% on survival in patients with fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis is unknown. Of 112 patients included, 66 (59%) had surgical lung biopsies. Patients with ≥10% decline in predicted FVC after 6-12 months had a significantly increased risk of all-cause mortality (median survival 53 months, 95% CI 37 to 69 vs 139 months, 95% CI 66 to 212 months, p=0.007). On multivariate analysis remained associated with increasing mortality: decline in FVC by ≥10% (HR 4...
September 7, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877715/exploring-efficacy-and-safety-of-oral-pirfenidone-for-progressive-non-ipf-lung-fibrosis-relief-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-multi-center-phase-ii-trial
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Jürgen Behr, Petra Neuser, Antje Prasse, Michael Kreuter, Klaus Rabe, Carmen Schade-Brittinger, Jasmin Wagner, Andreas Günther
BACKGROUND: Pirfenidone is currently approved in the EU for the treatment of mild to moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and offers a beneficial risk-benefit profile. However, there are several other, progressive fibrotic lung diseases, in which conventional anti-inflammatory therapy is not sufficiently effective and antifibrotic therapies may offer a novel treatment option. METHODS/DESIGN: We designed a study protocol for inclusion of patients with progressive fibrotic lung disease despite conventional anti-inflammatory therapy (EudraCT 2014-000861-32)...
September 6, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877057/pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-a-review-of-histopathologic-features-and-the-relationship-between-histologic-parameters-and-survival
#8
Reena Khiroya, Claudio Macaluso, Maria A Montero, Athol U Wells, Felix Chua, Maria Kokosi, Toby M Maher, Anand Devaraj, Alexandra Rice, Elisabetta A Renzoni, Andrew G Nicholson
Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is now a defined clinicopathologic entity in the updated 2013 ATS/ERS classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs), which has led to a significant increase in cases being diagnosed at our institution. We have therefore reviewed 43 PPFE cases (58 biopsies in total) to assess whether any clinical or histopathologic features provide prognostic information. A semiquantatitive grading system was used to assess extent of fibroblastic foci, intra-alveolar fibroelastosis, visceral pleural fibrosis, chronic inflammation in areas of fibrosis, vascular fibrointimal thickening, and presence of granulomas...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865407/immunoglobulin-free-light-chains-in-the-pathogenesis-of-lung-disorders
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Esmaeil Mortaz, Ian M Adcock, Hamidreza Jamaati, Adnan Khosravi, Masoud Movassaghi, Johan Garssen, Mostafa Alavi Mogadam, Frank A Redegeld
Inflammation is an important component of numerous cancers and chronic diseases and many inflammatory mediators have been shown to have potential prognostic roles. Tumor-infiltrating mast cells can promote tumor growth and angiogenesis, but the mechanism of mast cell activation is unclear. Early studies have shown that immunoglobulin free light chains (FLC) can trigger mast cell activation in an antigen-specific manner. Increased expression of FLC is observed within the stroma of many human cancers including those of breast, colon, lung, pancreas, kidney, and skin...
August 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851756/metal-worker-s-lung-spatial-association-with-mycobacterium-avium
#10
Phillip L James, Julie Cannon, Christopher M Barber, Laura Crawford, Heather Hughes, Meinir Jones, Joanna Szram, Steven Cowman, William O C Cookson, Miriam F Moffatt, Paul Cullinan
BACKGROUND: Outbreaks of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) are not uncommon in workplaces where metal working fluid (MWF) is used to facilitate metal turning. Inhalation of microbe-contaminated MWF has been assumed to be the cause, but previous investigations have failed to establish a spatial relationship between a contaminated source and an outbreak. OBJECTIVES: After an outbreak of five cases of HP in a UK factory, we carried out blinded, molecular-based microbiological investigation of MWF samples in order to identify potential links between specific microbial taxa and machines in the outbreak zone...
August 29, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845429/outcomes-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-chronic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#11
Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Justin M Oldham, Evans R Fernández Pérez, Mark Hamblin, Nina Patel, Mitchell Tener, Deepa Bhanot, Lacey Robinson, Sam Bullick, Lena Chen, Scully Hsu, Matthew Churpek, Donald Hedeker, Steven Montner, Jonathan H Chung, Aliya N Husain, Imre Noth, Mary E Strek, Rekha Vij
In chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (CHP), lack of improvement or declining lung function may prompt use of immunosuppressive therapy. We hypothesised that use of azathioprine or mycophenolate mofetil with prednisone reduces adverse events and lung function decline, and improves transplant-free survival. Patients with CHP were identified. Demographic features, pulmonary function tests, incidence of treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) and transplant-free survival were characterised, compared and analysed between patients stratified by immunosuppressive therapy...
July 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815004/hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-among-wind-musicians-an-overlooked-disease
#12
Janne Møller, Charlotte Hyldgaard, Sissel Brix Kronborg-White, Finn Rasmussen, Elisabeth Bendstrup
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a complex pulmonary disorder mediated by the immune system and caused by various inhaled antigens against which the subject has previously been sensitized. In about 50% of the cases, the antigen is not identified. Identification and removal of the eliciting antigen is important for the prognosis. We report two cases of HP caused by molds and atypical mycobacteria isolated from wind instruments. We present the first case of HP caused by bassoon playing and another case of HP caused by molds in a trombone...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810682/effects-of-known-determinants-on-methylene-bisphenyl-isocyanate-mdi-concentration-during-spray-on-truck-bed-lining-processes
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Nicholas C Schaal, William J Brazile, Katie L Finnie, James P Tiger
Background: Occupational exposure to methylene bisphenyl isocyanate (MDI) presents serious worker health concerns as it may lead to short- and long-term health effects such as asthma, airway irritation, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and irritation of skin and mucous membranes. While studies of worker isocyanate exposures during vehicle painting activities are widespread, few studies have investigated the spray-on truck bed-liner (STBL) industry. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of several ventilation system variables and process characteristics in controlling MDI concentrations in the STBL industry...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
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Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798088/immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-associated-with-interstitial-lung-disease-in-cancer-patients
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Myriam Delaunay, Jacques Cadranel, Amélie Lusque, Nicolas Meyer, Valérie Gounaut, Denis Moro-Sibilot, Jean-Marie Michot, Judith Raimbourg, Nicolas Girard, Florian Guisier, David Planchard, Anne-Cécile Metivier, Pascale Tomasini, Eric Dansin, Maurice Pérol, Marion Campana, Oliver Gautschi, Martin Früh, Jean-David Fumet, Clarisse Audigier-Valette, Sébastien Couraud, Stéphane Dalle, Marie-Thérèse Leccia, Marion Jaffro, Samia Collot, Grégoire Prévot, Julie Milia, Julien Mazieres
Immunotherapy is becoming a standard of care for many cancers. Immune-checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) can generate immune-related adverse events. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) has been identified as a rare but potentially severe event.Between December 2015 and April 2016, we conducted a retrospective study in centres experienced in ICI use. We report the main features of ICI-ILD with a focus on clinical presentation, radiological patterns and therapeutic strategies.We identified 64 (3.5%) out of 1826 cancer patients with ICI-ILD...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794143/differential-diagnosis-of-granulomatous-lung-disease-clues-and-pitfalls-number-4-in-the-series-pathology-for-the-clinician-edited-by-peter-dorfm%C3%A3-ller-and-alberto-cavazza
#16
Shinichiro Ohshimo, Josune Guzman, Ulrich Costabel, Francesco Bonella
Granulomatous lung diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders that have a wide spectrum of pathologies with variable clinical manifestations and outcomes. Precise clinical evaluation, laboratory testing, pulmonary function testing, radiological imaging including high-resolution computed tomography and often histopathological assessment contribute to make a confident diagnosis of granulomatous lung diseases. Differential diagnosis is challenging, and includes both infectious (mycobacteria and fungi) and noninfectious lung diseases (sarcoidosis, necrotising sarcoid granulomatosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, hot tub lung, berylliosis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, rheumatoid nodules, talc granulomatosis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis and bronchocentric granulomatosis)...
September 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760669/an-immunoproteomic-approach-revealed-antigenic-proteins-enhancing-serodiagnosis-performance-of-bird-fancier-s-lung
#17
Adeline Rouzet, Gabriel Reboux, Jean-Charles Dalphin, Anne Gondouin, Paul De Vuyst, Thierry Balliau, Laurence Millon, Benoit Valot, Sandrine Roussel
BACKGROUND: Bird fancier's lung (BFL) caused by repeated inhalation of avian proteins is the most common form of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. However, the exact identification of proteins involved is unknown, and serological test use for diagnosis need to be standardized. The objectives of this study were (i) to identify antigenic proteins from pigeon droppings (ii) to provide information about their location in avian matrices and (iii) to produce them in recombinant proteins to evaluate their diagnostic performances...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748646/small-airway-dysfunction-in-chronic-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#18
Selene Guerrero Zúñiga, Julia Sánchez Hernández, Heidegger Mateos Toledo, Mayra Mejía Ávila, Laura Gochicoa-Rangel, José Luis Miguel Reyes, Moisés Selman, Luis Torre-Bouscoulet
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Lung biopsies from patients with hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) have demonstrated small airway (SA) involvement, but there is no information concerning SA function in HP, and it is unknown whether pharmacological treatment could modify its function. SA function in patients with chronic HP using ultrasonic pneumography (UPG) and impulse oscillometry (IOS) was explored. We also compared initial results with those obtained after 4 weeks of standardized treatment with azathioprine and prednisone...
July 26, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732828/diagnostic-implications-of-positive-avian-serology-in-suspected-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#19
Matthew J Woge, Jay H Ryu, Teng Moua
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic evaluation of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) often involves serologic assessment for identifiable causes such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP). While not on its own defining of HP, precipitin serologies are often obtained to support clinical suspicion if other findings are inconclusive. We studied the clinical relevance of positive avian serology in patients undergoing ILD evaluation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified individuals with positive avian serology (>53...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730253/fatal-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-after-chemical-occupational-exposure
#20
Milena Adina Man, Sorin Claudiu Man, Nicoleta Ştefania Motoc, Carmen Monica Pop, Antigona Carmen Trofor
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP; extrinsic allergic alveolitis) is a rare non-immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated inflammatory lung disease caused by inhalation exposure (occupational, recreational or ordinary home exposure). A 36-year-old female patient, without significant medical history, is referred to an outpatient pulmonology clinic for dry cough, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue and weight loss. Chest high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) was performed, and significant lung fibrosis (especially centrilobular and interlobular in bilateral "thick lines"), traction bronchiectasis and alveolitis in both superior lobes are described...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
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