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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637951/porphyromonas-gingivalis-induced-il-33-down-regulates-hcap-18-ll-37-production-in-human-gingival-epithelial-cells
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Hiroyuki Tada, Takamitsu Shimizu, Kenji Matsushita, Haruhiko Takada
hCAP-18/LL-37 is an antimicrobial peptide that is mainly expressed in epithelial cells. Gingival epithelial cells play pivotal roles in antimicrobial defense by expressing hCAP-18/LL-37. Porphyromonas gingivalis is a primary pathogen for chronic periodontitis and produces cysteine proteinase gingipains, which induce proinflammatory cytokines production, leading to enhance inflammatory responses. In contrast, gingipains attenuate immune responses, leading to induce anti-inflammatory responses. In this study, we investigated the ability of gingipains to attenuate P...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480236/serial-procalcitonin-as-a-predictor-of-bacteremia-and-need-for-intensive-care-unit-care-in-adults-with-pneumonia-including-those-with-highest-severity-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Suzanne M McCluskey, Philipp Schuetz, Michael S Abers, Benjamin Bearnot, Maria E Morales, Debora Hoffman, Shreya Patel, Lauren Rosario, Victor Chiappa, Blair A Parry, Ryan T Callahan, Sheila A Bond, Kent Lewandrowski, William Binder, Michael R Filbin, Jatin M Vyas, Michael K Mansour
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a prohormone that rises in bacterial pneumonia and has promise in reducing antibiotic use. Despite these attributes, there are inconclusive data on its use for clinical prognostication. We hypothesize that serial PCT measurements can predict mortality, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and bacteremia. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of inpatients diagnosed with pneumonia was performed at a large tertiary care center in Boston, Massachusetts...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464807/prognostic-factors-in-hospitalized-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-retrospective-study-of-a-prospective-observational-cohort
#3
Akihiro Ito, Tadashi Ishida, Hironobu Tokumasu, Yasuyoshi Washio, Akio Yamazaki, Yuhei Ito, Hiromasa Tachibana
BACKGROUND: To date, only few studies have examined the prognostic factors of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) defined according to the latest criteria, which excludes healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP). Therefore, we aimed to investigate the factors that affect prognosis, and evaluate the usefulness of existing pneumonia severity scores for predicting the prognosis of CAP. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients with CAP, excluding HCAP, who were enrolled prospectively between April 2007 and February 2016...
May 2, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455128/burden-of-adult-community-acquired-healthcare-associated-hospital-acquired-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-new-york-city-2010-2014
#4
Rachel E Corrado, David Lee, David E Lucero, Jay K Varma, Neil M Vora
BACKGROUND: Although pneumonia is a leading cause of death in New York City (NYC), limited data exist about the settings in which pneumonia is acquired across NYC. Pneumonia acquired in community settings are more likely to be preventable with vaccines and treatable with first-line antibiotics than those acquired in non-community settings. Our objective was to estimate the burden of hospitalizations associated with community-acquired (CAP)-, healthcare-associated (HCAP)-, hospital-acquired (HAP)-, and ventilator-associated (VAP) pneumonia during 2010-2014...
April 25, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449003/pneumonia-severity-assessment-tools-for-predicting-mortality-in-patients-with-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#5
Shingo Noguchi, Kazuhiro Yatera, Toshinori Kawanami, Yoshihisa Fujino, Hiroshi Moro, Nobumasa Aoki, Kosaku Komiya, Jun-Ichi Kadota, Nobuaki Shime, Hiroki Tsukada, Shigeru Kohno, Hiroshi Mukae
BACKGROUND: In contrast to community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), no specific severity assessment tools have been developed for healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) in clinical practice. OBJECTIVES: In this review, we assessed the clinical significance of severity assessment tools for HCAP. METHODS: We identified related articles from the PubMed database. The eligibility criteria were original research articles evaluating severity scoring tools and reporting the outcomes of mortality in patients with HCAP...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416961/predictive-factors-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-in-elderly-patients-with-community-onset-pneumonia
#6
Hyeyoung Jwa, Jong Wook Beom, Jong Hoo Lee
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is a severe and life-threatening disease in patients with community-onset (CO) pneumonia. However, the current guidelines lack specificity for a screening test for MRSA infection. METHODS: This study was retrospectively conducted in elderly patients aged ≥65 years, who had contracted CO-pneumonia during hospitalization at the Jeju National University Hospital, between January 2012 and December 2014...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393724/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-in-turkey
#7
Canan Gündüz, Mehmet Sezai Taşbakan, Abdullah Sayıner, Aykut Çilli, Oğuz Kılınç, Ayşın Şakar Coşkun
Introduction: Pneumonia in cases with preceding hospitalization, hemodialysis, intravenous therapy, wound care, or chemotherapy within the prior 30 days and residence in nursing homes are defined as healthcare associated pneumonia (HCAP). The aim of this study was to compare the demographic and laboratory data, isolated causative agents and prognosis of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and HCAP in a large population in Turkey. Materials and Methods: The data of 785 cases (average age 65...
September 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366150/-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-in-turkey
#8
Canan Gündüz, Mehmet Sezai Taşbakan, Abdullah Sayıner, Aykut Çilli, Oğuz Kılınç, Ayşın Şakar Coşkun
Introduction: Pneumonia in cases with preceding hospitalization, hemodialysis, intravenous therapy, wound care, or chemotherapy within the prior 30 days and residence in nursing homes are defined as healthcare associated pneumonia (HCAP). The aim of this study was to compare the demographic and laboratory data, isolated causative agents and prognosis of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and HCAP in a large population in Turkey. Materials and Methods: The data of 785 cases (average age 65...
September 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261834/the-association-of-diabetes-and-obesity-with-prostate-cancer-progression-hcap-nc
#9
Saira Khan, Jianwen Cai, Matthew E Nielsen, Melissa A Troester, James L Mohler, Elizabeth T H Fontham, Laura H Hendrix, Laura Farnan, Andrew F Olshan, Jeannette T Bensen
BACKGROUND: The role of race in modifying the association among diabetes, obesity, and prostate cancer (CaP) progression is not well studied. We evaluated diabetes and obesity in association with time to CaP progression in White Americans (Whites) and Black Americans (Blacks). METHODS: Our study sample consisted of 363 White and 284 Black research participants from the Health Care Access and CaP Treatment in North Carolina (HCaP-NC) cohort. The association between self-reported diabetes or obesity and CaP progression (mean follow-up time approximately 5 years) was assessed using Cox proportional hazards modeling, with adjustment for potential confounders...
March 6, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096867/nasal-nosocomial-myiasis-infection-caused-by-chrysomya-bezziana-diptera-calliphoridae-following-the-septicemia-a-case-report
#10
Seyed Farzin Mircheraghi, Seyed Farzam Mircheraghi, Hamed Ramezani Awal Riabi, Arezoo Parsapour
A 74 yr old woman from Gonabad, southern part of Khorasan Razavi Province of Iran was admitted to a Hospital of Gonabad, because of respiratory distress, exertional dyspnea and fever. Close contact with domestic animals, history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and completely resolved pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in remote past, were notable parts of her past medical history. Due to clinical, paraclinical and radiographic findings and because of recent hospitalization, she was admitted to internal medicine ward with the diagnosis of health care associated pneumonia (HCAP)...
April 2016: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094205/legionnaires-disease-at-a-medical-center-in-southern-taiwan
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Tzu-Lun Hung, Ming-Chi Li, Li-Rong Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Chia-Wen Li, Po-Lin Chen, Ling-Shan Syue, Nan-Yao Lee, Wen-Chien Ko
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Legionella pneumophila had been recognized as a pathogen for both healthcare-associated and community-acquired pneumonia. We aimed to evaluate clinical features and outcomes of patients with Legionnaires' disease at a tertiary medical center in southern Taiwan. METHODS: From January 2005 to December 2013, a retrospective study of adult cases of Legionnaires' disease was conducted in a 1200-bed tertiary hospital. Their medical records were reviewed for further evaluation and analysis...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069814/muc2-mucin-and-butyrate-contribute-to-the-synthesis-of-the-antimicrobial-peptide-cathelicidin-in-response-to-entamoeba-histolytica-and-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis
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Eduardo R Cobo, Vanessa Kissoon-Singh, France Moreau, Ravi Holani, Kris Chadee
Embedded in the colonic mucus are cathelicidins, small cationic peptides secreted by colonic epithelial cells. Humans and mice have one cathelicidin-related antimicrobial peptide (CRAMP) each, LL-37/hCAP-18 and Cramp, respectively, with related structure and functions. Altered production of MUC2 mucin and antimicrobial peptides is characteristic of intestinal amebiasis. The interactions between MUC2 mucin and cathelicidins in conferring innate immunity against Entamoeba histolytica are not well characterized...
March 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006672/gene-electrotransfer-into-skin-using-noninvasive-multi-electrode-array-for-vaccination-and-wound-healing
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Spela Kos, Kevin Vanvarenberg, Tanja Dolinsek, Maja Cemazar, Jure Jelenc, Véronique Préat, Gregor Sersa, Gaëlle Vandermeulen
Skin is an attractive target for gene electrotransfer due to its easy accessibility and its interesting immune properties. Since electrodes are often invasive and frequently induce discomfort during pulse application, there is a fundamental need for non-invasive electrodes for skin delivery. We developed circular pin non-invasive multi-electrode array (MEA), suitable for different clinical applications. MEA was first employed to deliver a luciferase reporter gene. Then, it was used to deliver a DNA vaccine coding for ovalbumin or a plasmid encoding hCAP-18/LL-37 for promoting wound healing...
April 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943383/statin-potency-and-the-risk-of-hospitalization-for-community-acquired-pneumonia
#14
Ju-Young Shin, Maria Eberg, Pierre Ernst, Kristian B Filion
AIM: Previous studies suggest that statins may have beneficial respiratory effects. However, it is unclear if these purported benefits vary with statin potency. Our objective was to determine if higher potency statins, compared with lower potency statins, were associated with a reduced risk of hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia (HCAP). METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control analysis of a retrospective, population-based cohort of new users of statins using data extracted from the UK's Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Hospital Episode Statistics...
June 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827962/cholecalciferol-additively-reduces-serum-parathyroid-hormone-and-increases-vitamin-d-and-cathelicidin-levels-in-paricalcitol-treated-secondary-hyperparathyroid-hemodialysis-patients
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Jing-Quan Zheng, Yi-Chou Hou, Cai-Mei Zheng, Chien-Lin Lu, Wen-Chih Liu, Chia-Chao Wu, Ming-Te Huang, Yuh-Feng Lin, Kuo-Cheng Lu
BACKGROUND: Active Vitamin D analogues are used clinically for prevention and treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Nutritional vitamin D supplementation is used for additional local parathyroid (PTH) suppression, with lower incidence of hypercalcemia and hyperphosphatemia. This study evaluates the possible beneficial effects of combined vitamin D treatment (paricalcitol and cholecalciferol). METHODS: Sixty HD patients with serum parathyroid hormone (iPTH) >300 pg/mL were enrolled...
November 5, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771329/tln-58-an-additional-hcap18-processing-form-found-in-the-lesion-vesicle-of-palmoplantar-pustulosis-in-the-skin
#16
Masamoto Murakami, Kenji Kameda, Hiroki Tsumoto, Teruko Tsuda, Kana Masuda, Ryo Utsunomiya, Hideki Mori, Yuri Miura, Koji Sayama
We previously reported that the early vesicle of the palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP) vesicle originated from eccrine sweat in the acrosyringium and that the PPP vesicle contains the antimicrobial peptide human cathelicidin-18/LL-37. The concentration of LL-37 was sufficient to induce the subsequent inflammation in lesions and human keratinocytes, and the PPP vesicles contained additional small fragments of human cathelicidin-18, of approximately 7 kDa, which have not been identified. The aim of the present study was to clarify the additional processed forms found in PPP vesicles and their physiological effects on normal keratinocytes and sweat gland cells...
February 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770941/bioactivity-characterization-of-45s5-bioglass-using-tl-osl-and-epr-comparison-with-the-case-of-58s-sol-gel-bioactive-glass
#17
G S Polymeris, V Giannoulatou, A Kyriakidou, I K Sfampa, G S Theodorou, E Şahiner, N Meriç, G Kitis, K M Paraskevopoulos
The current work exploits the effective application of thermoluminescence (TL), optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and the possibility of applying Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) for the discrimination between different bioactive responses in the case of the 45S5 bioactive glass (SiO2 45, Na2O 24.5, CaO 24.5, P2O5 6 in wt%), which was synthesized through melting process. These techniques are suggested mainly due to their low spectroscopic detection thresholds. The original 45S5 in grain size range of 20-40μm was immersed in the Simulated Body Fluid (SBF) for various different immersion times ranging over one week...
January 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722084/shortness-of-breath-patient-history-not-always-indicative-of-the-cause
#18
Tony S Brar, Neeka Akhavan
This is a 78 year old male with a past medical history of coronary artery disease (CAD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension (HTN), and gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) who presented to the emergency room with worsening shortness of breath (SOB) and low-grade fevers for one week prior to admission. He was originally diagnosed with healthcare associated pneumonia (HCAP) and an acute on chronic COPD exacerbation and treated with prednisone, inhalers, ipratropium/albuterol, and broad-spectrum antibiotics...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27623169/serum-procalcitonin-an-independent-predictor-of-clinical-outcome-in-health-care-associated-pneumonia
#19
Dae Young Hong, Sang O Park, Jong Won Kim, Kyeong Ryong Lee, Kwang Je Baek, Ji Ung Na, Pil Cho Choi, Young Hwan Lee
BACKGROUND: Early prediction of the clinical outcomes for health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP) patients is challenging. OBJECTIVES: This is the first study to evaluate procalcitonin (PCT) as a predictor of outcomes in HCAP patients. METHODS: We conducted an observational study based on data for HCAP patients prospectively collected between 2011 and 2014. Outcome variables were intensive care unit (ICU) admission and 30-day mortality. PCT was categorized into three groups: <0...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608182/the-use-of-ertapenem-for-the-treatment-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-routine-hospital-practice-a-matched-cohort-study
#20
D Sousa, J M Bravo-Ferrer, T Seoane-Pillado, P Vázquez-Rodríguez, L Ramos-Merino, J M Gutiérrez-Urbón, S Pita, P Llinares
OBJECTIVE: The clinical response to ertapenem in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) at the setting of routine hospital practice has been scarcely evaluated. METHODS: We retrospectively compared CAP cases treated with ertapenem or with other standard antimicrobials (controls) at a tertiary 1,434-bed center from 2005 to 2014. RESULTS: Out of 6,145 patients hospitalized with CAP, 64 (1%) ertapenem-treated and 128 controls were studied (PSI IV-V 72%, mean age 73 years...
October 2016: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
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