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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216403/staphylococcus-aureus-impacts-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-chronic-respiratory-disease-in-murine-models
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C Cigana, I Bianconi, R Baldan, M De Simone, C Riva, B Sipione, G Rossi, D M Cirillo, A Bragonzi
Background: Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are key bacterial pathogens of the respiratory tract in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). While P. aeruginosa chronic bronchial infection is associated with a poorer prognosis, the consequences of S. aureus colonization on CF outcomes are controversial. Methods: In this paper, murine models of infection resembling traits of the CF human airways disease have been revisited using an infection schedule that mimics the sequence of events of pulmonary disease in CF patients...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204359/refractory-urinary-tract-infection-complicated-rectus-sheath-abscess-a-case-report
#2
Ting-Ying Lee, Chia-Wen Wang, Teng-Wei Chen, Guo-Shiou Liao, Hsiu-Lung Fan, De-Chuan Chan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201483/purulent-appearing-material-in-an-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Damaris Pena, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes, Sindhaghatta Venkatram
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has increasingly been performed for the diagnosis and staging of thoracic malignancies. Findings of a necrotic lymph node raise concern for infectious process and malignancy. A hypoechoic area on ultrasound/EBUS within a lymph node without blood flow is suggestive of pathologies like infections or malignancy. Inspection of the fluid could suggest a diagnosis; clear aspirates usually suggest bronchogenic or mediastinal cysts and purulent material suggests abscesses or necrotic lymph nodes...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198690/preexisting-cerebral-aspergillosis-successfully-treated-after-liver-transplantation-a-case-report
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J S Lee, S-H Kim, J H Kwon, Y C Yoon
BACKGROUND: Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a rare condition that generally affects immunosuppressed patients. The mortality of IA is known to be >90% in liver transplantation (LT) recipients; the lung is the most commonly affected organ, followed by the brain. There have been reports in the literature of cerebral aspergillosis (CA) in LT recipients. In all previous reports, CA developed after LT. We present the first case (to the best of our knowledge) of preexisting CA diagnosed and successfully treated after LT...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191583/wolf-in-sheep-s-clothing-primary-lung-cancer-mimicking-benign-entities
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REVIEW
Annemie Snoeckx, Amélie Dendooven, Laurens Carp, Damien Desbuquoit, Maarten J Spinhoven, Patrick Lauwers, Paul E Van Schil, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Paul M Parizel
Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide. On imaging, it typically presents as mass or nodule. Recognition of these typical cases is often straightforward, whereas diagnosis of uncommon manifestations of primary lung cancer is far more challenging. Lung cancer can mimic a variety of benign entities, including pneumonia, lung abscess, postinfectious scarring, atelectasis, a mediastinal mass, emphysema and granulomatous diseases. Correlation with previous history, clinical and biochemical parameters is necessary in the assessment of these cases, but often aspecific and inconclusive...
October 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191458/long-term-radiological-features-of-radiation-induced-lung-damage
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Catarina Veiga, David Landau, Jamie R McClelland, Jonathan A Ledermann, David Hawkes, Sam M Janes, Anand Devaraj
PURPOSE: To describe the radiological findings of radiation-induced lung damage (RILD) present on CT imaging of lung cancer patients 12 months after radical chemoradiation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Baseline and 12-month CT scans of 33 patients were reviewed from a phase I/II clinical trial of isotoxic chemoradiation (IDEAL CRT). CT findings were scored in three categories derived from eleven sub-categories: (1) parenchymal change, defined as the presence of consolidation, ground-glass opacities (GGOs), traction bronchiectasis and/or reticulation; (2) lung volume reduction, identified through reduction in lung height and/or distortions in fissures, diaphragm, anterior junction line and major airways anatomy, and (3) pleural changes, either thickening and/or effusion...
November 27, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189511/invasive-fungal-disease-in-pediatric-acute-leukemia-in-the-nontransplant-setting-8-years-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-north-india
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Anirban Das, Sapna Oberoi, Amita Trehan, Arunaloke Chakrabarti, Deepak Bansal, Akshay K Saxena, Kushaljit S Sodhi, Nandita Kakkar, Radhika Srinivasan
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this article is to study the spectrum, changing prevalence, and predictors for mortality of invasive fungal disease (IFD) in pediatric leukemia in a resource-limited setting. OBSERVATIONS: Prevalence was 7% (proven, 69%; probable, 16.4%; possible, 14.6%) and did not differ between acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia. Lungs were frequently involved (46%). Aspergillus was the commonest fungus (47%). Visceral abscesses were frequent with candidiasis as compared with invasive molds (P=0...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177396/-co-infection-by-mycobacterium-fortuitum-and-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-splenic-abscesses-in-a-patient-with-hiv
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Leslie Soto-Arquíñigo, Manuel García-Pareja, Eduardo Gotuzzo-Herencia, Pedro Legua-Leiva, Manuel Sánchez-Herrera
Patients with HIV are susceptible to mycobacterium infection. In the case of fast-growing mycobacteria, the group to which Mycobacterium fortuitum (M. fortuitum) belongs, infections have been described in the skin, lungs, lymph nodes and disseminated disease. We present the case of a 43-year-old male patient with pre-diagnosis of HIV in antiretroviral therapy, which comes as a fever, asthenia, weight loss and chronic diarrhea. Abdominal tomography is performed and hepatosplenomegaly is evidenced with nodular lesions in the spleen...
April 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137032/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-of-multiple-extranodal-involvement-seen-on-mri-fdg-pet-ct-scans-a-case-report
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Shan Wang, Meng Meng, Qiuhu Wang, Kai Xu
RATIONALE: Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). The most common extranodal sites of ALCL are skin, subcutaneous tissue, bone, lung, and gastrointestinal organs. This study reports a case of ALCL with multiple extranodal involvement, especially the whole body skeletal muscles, with the aim to share the imaging features of the ALCL including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET-CT)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135843/abscessing-infection-by-streptococcus-mitis-mimicking-metastatic-lesions-in-a-5-year-old-girl-with-nephroblastoma-a-case-report
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Lara Imhof, Simone Schrading, Till Braunschweig, Gerhard Steinau, Jan Wilhelm Spillner, Alexander Puzik, Lisa Lassay, Udo Kontny
Streptococcus mitis is a common pathogen causing infections in oncological patients. However, cases of abscesses caused by Streptococcus mitis in oncological patients have not been reported so far. We report on 5-year-old child with nephroblastoma and pulmonary and hepatic metastases at diagnosis who went into complete remission undergoing chemotherapy and nephrectomy, and who developed new round lesions in liver and lungs under continuous chemotherapy suggestive of new metastases. Biopsy of the lesions revealed abscesses with detection of Streptococcus mitis...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125632/median-sternotomy-versus-intercostal-thoracotomy-for-lung-lobectomy-a-comparison-of-short-term-outcome-in-134-dogs
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Seth Bleakley, Kevin Phipps, Brian Petrovsky, Eric Monnet
OBJECTIVE: To compare short-term outcomes between dogs undergoing lung lobectomy via median sternotomy (MS) or intercostal thoracotomy (ICT). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case control study. METHODS: Medical records of dogs that underwent lung lobectomy via MS or ICT at a single institution were reviewed for demographics, intraoperative findings, and postoperative management and outcomes. Dogs with pleural effusion, pneumonia, migrating foreign body, lung abscess, spontaneous pneumothorax, or lung lobe torsion were excluded...
November 10, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093739/aggressive-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-maxillary-sinus-in-a-43-year-old-male-rare-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Koorosh Rahmani, Shokouh Taghipour Zahir, Mohammad Baghi Yazdi, Alireza Navabazam
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignant tumor, mostly involving the minor salivary glands. Herein, we present a case of ACC in a 43-year-old man with symptoms of dental abscess as the initial presentation of the tumor. In spiral computed tomography (CT) scan, soft tissue mass with the erosion of maxillary sinus wall on the right side of the alveolar ridge was evident. Histopathological examination of the excised tumor with immunohistochemical studies (C-kit, Vimentin, pan-cytokeratin, p53, p63, and ki67 positive reaction) confirmed grade 2 ACC in the maxillary sinus...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079259/endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-drainage-of-a-spontaneous-candida-glabrata-pituitary-abscess-case-report-intraoperative-video
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Ben A Strickland, Martin Pham, Joshua Bakhsheshian, John Carmichael, Martin Weiss, Gabriel Zada
Noniatrogenic pituitary abscesses remain a rare clinical entity, and are the indication for surgery in <1% of transsphenoidal approaches. Correct diagnosis of this rare entity is often delayed. Without timely treatment, morbidity and mortality are high. Of the 200 cases reported, less than half have identified a causative organism. We report the second case of a pituitary abscess caused by Candida species, and further provide intraoperative video of endoscopic management of this pathology. A 33-year-old woman presented with headache, hypopituitarism, and vision loss in the setting of diabetic ketoacidosis, and was found to have multiple abscesses in the liver, lung, kidney, and uterus...
October 24, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071074/long-term-outcomes-of-patients-with-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-considered-for-lung-transplantation-compared-with-similarly-hypoxaemic-cohorts
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Claire L Shovlin, Elisabetta Buscarini, J Michael B Hughes, David J Allison, James E Jackson
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) may not be amenable to treatment by embolisation or surgical resection, and many patients are left with significant hypoxaemia. Lung transplantation has been undertaken. There is no guidance on selection criteria. METHODS: To guide transplantation listing assessments, the outcomes of the six patients who had been considered for transplantation were compared with a similarly hypoxaemic patient group recruited prospectively between 2005 and 2016 at the same UK institution...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062711/strongyloides-hyperinfection-syndrome-causing-fatal-meningitis-and-septicemia-by-citrobacter-koseri
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Felix Reyes, Navneet Singh, Nigar Anjuman-Khurram, Jihae Lee, Lillian Chow
Citrobacter koseri is a gram-negative bacillius that belongs to the Enterobacteriaceae family. It is an uncommon pathogen that typically causes meningitis and brain abscesses in children, however central nervous system (CNS) infections are rarely found in adults. We present a case of C. koseri meningitis in an immunocompetent adult secondary to intestinal micro-perforation caused by Strongyloides A 76-year-old man admitted for asthma exacerbation developed septic shock. A lumbar puncture revealed bacterial meningitis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062623/a-complicated-case-of-group-b-streptococcus-empyema-necessitans
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Kevin G Buell, Saira Ajmal, Jennifer A Whitaker
Empyema necessitans is a complication of a pleural space infection that dissects through the pleura into the soft tissues of the chest and skin. Due to the widespread availability of antibiotics, empyema necessitans is rare in modern medicine and is most commonly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. A 38-year-old immunocompetent male presented with left shoulder pain and his chest radiograph revealed a mass in the upper left lung and/or pleural space. He underwent multiple debridements of the chest wall due to a left chest wall abscess and empyema necessitans...
August 22, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29055720/high-hepatic-exposure-of-furanocoumarins-in-radix-angelica-dahuricae-is-associated-with-transporter-mediated-active-uptake
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Lin Chen, Haiying Yang, Chenchen Yu, Mei Yuan, Hua Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Radix Angelica dahuricae (RAD), the roots of Angelica dahurica (Hoffm.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Franch. & Sav, is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and has been used for centuries to treat headaches, toothaches, nose congestion, abscesses, furunculoses, and acne. This herb is also one of frequently reported TCMs showing the herb-drug interaction potential. Furanocoumarins are main bioactive components of RAD. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study is designed to characterize the tissue distribution profiles of furanocoumarins after oral administration of RAD extract in rats and to explore the mechanism underlying the high hepatic exposure of the major furanocoumarins...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037478/five-hundred-seventy-six-cases-of-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-utilizing-local-anesthesia-and-sedation-lessons-learned
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Mark R Katlic
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia and endotracheal intubation are a luxury rather than a necessity for many video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) operations. Twenty-three years ago the author began utilizing local anesthesia and sedation for pleural disease and subsequently for pericardial and lung disease. STUDY DESIGN: The records of all patients undergoing VATS utilizing local anesthesia and sedation at hospitals of the Geisinger Health System (Danville and Wilkes-Barre, PA) June 1, 2002 to June 30, 2011 and the Lifebridge Health System (Baltimore, MD) July 1, 2011 to March 1, 2017 were retrospectively reviewed...
October 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021888/a-good-short-term-outcome-in-delayed-decompression-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-spinal-epidural-abscess-a-case-report
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J Hanifah, J Joehaimey, M I Yusof
Spinal epidural abscess is a severe, generally pyogenic, infection of the epidural space of spinal cord or cauda equina. The swelling caused by the abscess leads to compression or vascular disruption of neurological structures that requires urgent surgical decompression to avoid significant permanent disability. We share a rare case of Klebsiella pneumoniae spinal epidural abscess secondary to haematogenous spread of previous lung infection that presented late at our centre with cauda equina syndrome that showed good short-term outcome in delayed decompression...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021430/crizotinib-induced-rectal-perforation-with-abscess
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Asako Yanagisawa, Noriko Hayama, Hiroyuki Amano, Makoto Nakamura, Satoshi Hirano, Sukeyuki Nakamura, Hiroshi Tabeta
An 86-year-old Japanese man was diagnosed with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma. The patient was treated with crizotinib after EML4-ALK rearrangement was detected from his pleural effusion. He subsequently developed abdominal pain and rebound tenderness in the right lower abdomen. Contrast-enhanced abdominal CT showed a low-density area in the abdominal cavity. The size of the abscess was decreased by drainage and the administration of antibiotics. Fistulography revealed a fistula from the rectum to the abscess, and a diagnosis of lower intestinal tract perforation with abscess formation was made...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
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