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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800589/prognostic-factors-and-outcomes-in-japanese-lung-transplant-candidates-with-interstitial-lung-disease
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Kohei Ikezoe, Tomohiro Handa, Kiminobu Tanizawa, Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Takeshi Kubo, Akihiro Aoyama, Hideki Motoyama, Kyoko Hijiya, Shinsaku Tokuda, Yoshinari Nakatsuka, Yuko Yamamoto, Ayako Oshima, Shin-Ichi Harashima, Sonoko Nagai, Toyohiro Hirai, Hiroshi Date, Kazuo Chin
OBJECTIVE: Young patients with advanced interstitial lung disease (ILD) are potential candidates for cadaveric lung transplantation. This study aimed to examine clinical features, outcomes, and prognostic factors in Japanese ILD patients awaiting lung transplantation. METHODS: We investigated the clinical features and outcomes of 77 consecutive candidates with ILD who were referred to Kyoto University Hospital and subsequently actively listed for lung transplant in the Japan Organ Transplant Network between 2010 and 2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799307/guiding-principles-for-the-use-of-fluroquinolones-in-out-patient-community-settings-of-india-panel-consensus
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Agam Vora, K Krishnaprasad
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory tract infections have been an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide that is looming large especially in context of antibiotic resistance that is confronted both by a pulmonologist as well as a general practitioner. A reflection to this trend has been the rising phenomenon of MICs as shown the respiratory pathogens towards conventional antibiotics including macrolides or β lactam/β lactamase inhibitor combinations. Respiratory fluoroquinolones offer broad yet potent cover of respiratory pathogens leading to their obvious choice for empirical therapy for clinical persisters or high risk cases with prior history of antibiotics not-withstanding the clinical concerns in tropical countries...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781200/outcome-of-gastrostomy-in-parkinsonism-a-retrospective-study
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Clémence Marois, Maria Del Mar Amador, Christine Payan, Lucette Lacomblez, Anne-Marie Bonnet, Bertrand Degos, Jean-Christophe Corvol, Marie Vidailhet, Nadine Le Forestier, Valérie Mesnage, David Grabli
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the indications and the outcomes of gastrostomy tube insertion in patients with parkinsonian syndromes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with Parkinson's disease or atypical parkinsonism, seen in two French tertiary referral movement disorders centers, that received gastrostomy tube insertion (GTI) for feeding between 2008 and 2014 were included in this retrospective study. Data regarding clinical status, indications and outcomes were retrieved from medical files...
June 23, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774267/two-confirmed-cases-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-with-pneumonia-implication-for-a-family-cluster-in-east-china
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Yiyi Zhu, Huanyu Wu, Jie Gao, Xin Zhou, Renyi Zhu, Chunzhe Zhang, Hongling Bai, Abu S Abdullah, Hao Pan
BACKGROUND: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) was first reported in China in 2011. Human-to-human transmission of the virus occurred occasionally in family clusters. However, pneumonia as an onset syndrome was not common in most SFTS cases. Our aim is to report a family cluster of SFTS with clinical manifestation of pneumonia in Shanghai. METHODS: Epidemiologic investigations were conducted when a family cluster of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) infection was identified in Shanghai in June 2016...
August 3, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768558/chlamydia-gallinacea-a-widespread-emerging-chlamydia-agent-with-zoonotic-potential-in-backyard-poultry
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L Li, M Luther, K Macklin, D Pugh, J Li, J Zhang, J Roberts, B Kaltenboeck, C Wang
Chlamydia gallinacea, a new chlamydial agent, has been reported in four European countries as well as Argentina and China. Experimentally infected chickens with C. gallinacea in previous study showed no clinical signs but had significantly reduced gains in body weight (6·5-11·4%). Slaughterhouse workers exposed to infected chickens have developed atypical pneumonia, indicating C. gallinacea is likely a zoonotic agent. In this study, FRET-PCR confirmed that C. gallinacea was present in 12·4% (66/531) of oral-pharyngeal samples from Alabama backyard poultry...
August 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745253/-gastrointestinal-symptoms-with-meningococcal-infection-emergence-of-neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-w
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H F Wunderink, I N Vlasveld, M J Knol, A van der Ende, E H R van Essen, E J Kuijper
BACKGROUND: Meningococcal disease usually presents as meningitis and/or septicaemia, but can also present as pneumonia or arthritis. Since 2000, a worldwide increase in meningococcal disease is reported which is caused by a new virulent clone of serogroup W (MenW:cc11). This subtype is more likely to give an atypical clinical presentation and results in high mortality rates. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 68-year-old woman with polymyalgia rheumatica, managed with prednisone, developed an acute gastrointestinal syndrome of nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, fever and chills...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732822/atypical-coverage-in-community-acquired-pneumonia-after-outpatient-beta-lactam-monotherapy
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Cornelis H van Werkhoven, Ewoudt M W van de Garde, Jan Jelrik Oosterheert, Douwe F Postma, Marc J M Bonten
INTRODUCTION: In adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) after >48 h of outpatient beta-lactam monotherapy, coverage of atypical pathogens is recommended based on expert opinion. METHODS: In a post-hoc analysis of a large study of CAP treatment we included patients who received beta-lactam monotherapy for >48 h before hospitalization. Length of hospital stay (LOS), 30-day mortality, and number of treatment escalations were compared for those that continued beta-lactam monotherapy and those that received atypical coverage at admission...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729207/first-two-cases-of-severe-multifocal-infections-caused-by-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-switzerland-characterization-of-an-atypical-non-k1-k2-serotype-strain-causing-liver-abscess-and-endocarditis
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Baharak Babouee Flury, Valentina Donà, Niccolò Buetti, Hansjakob Furrer, Andrea Endimiani
BACKGROUND: We describe the first two multifocal invasive infections due to Klebsiella pneumoniae recently observed in Switzerland. METHODS: Phenotypic (MIC assays and string test) and molecular analyses (PCR/Sequencing for bla, virulence factor genes and whole genome sequencing for one strain) were performed to characterize the causative K. pneumoniae isolates. RESULTS: Both K. pneumoniae isolates (Kp1 and Kp2) were pan-susceptible to antibiotics and produced narrow-spectrum SHV β-lactamases...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725563/atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-triggered-by-varicella-infection
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Pauline Condom, Jean-Michel Mansuy, Stéphane Decramer, Jacques Izopet, Catherine Mengelle
Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is a well-known virus that belongs to the Herpesviridae family which induces a self-limited disease except in specific cases in particular among stem cell transplant patients. This virus is not known however to trigger atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS). Here we report the case of a six-year-old boy who was hospitalized with fever and abdominal pains associated to pruritic and vesicular rash, thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure. He was diagnosed with aHUS precipitated by varicella virus...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696635/-how-to-handle-a-non-resolving-pneumonia
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Benoit Lechartier, Maura Prella, Oriol Manuel, Laurent P Nicod
Persistent pneumonias are frequent both in hospital and primary care settings. Several parameters have to be taken into account. Firstly the appropriateness of treatment; secondly the immune status of the host; and finally infectious complications need to be ruled out. Several non-infectious diagnoses can mimic a persistent infiltrate, such as neoplastic disorders, organising pneumonias, interstitial disorders and drug - or radiation-induced lung diseases. Uncommon pathogens will not respond to common treatment, for instance atypical bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi including Pneumocystis as well as viruses...
November 16, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683724/first-report-of-cavitary-pneumonia-due-to-community-acquired-acinetobacter-pittii-study-of-virulence-and-overview-of-pathogenesis-and-treatment
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Romaric Larcher, Alix Pantel, Erik Arnaud, Albert Sotto, Jean-Philippe Lavigne
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter pittii is a nosocomial pathogen rarely involved in community-acquired infections. We report for the first time that A. pittii can be responsible for cavitary community-acquired pneumonia and study its virulence, and discuss its pathogenesis and treatment options. CASE PRESENTATION: A 45-year-old woman with a history of smoking and systemic lupus was admitted to Nimes University Hospital (France) with coughing and sputum lasting for three weeks...
July 6, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681972/pneumonia-in-the-developing-world-characteristic-features-and-approach-to-management
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REVIEW
Stephen J Aston
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in adults worldwide, but its epidemiology varies markedly by region. Whilst in high-income countries, the predominant burden of CAP is in the elderly and those with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary co-morbidity, CAP patients in low-income settings are often of working age and, in sub-Saharan Africa, frequently HIV-positive. Although region-specific aetiological data are limited, they are sufficient to highlight major trends: in high-burden settings, tuberculosis (TB) is a common cause of acute CAP; Gram-negative pathogens such as Klebsiella pneumoniae are regionally important; and HIV-associated opportunistic infections are common but difficult to diagnose...
July 6, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680340/successful-treatment-of-pulmonary-candidiasis-and-aspergillosis-in-patient-with-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-using-micafungin-case-study-and-brief-literature-review
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Marta Barańska, Renata Kroll-Balcerzak, Lidia Gil, Joanna Rupa-Matysek, Mieczysław Komarnicki
The number of patients with hematological malignancies who develop invasive fungal disease (IFD) has increased dramatically in recent decades. This increase is attributed to impairment of the host immune system due to intensive cytotoxic chemotherapies, use of corticosteroids and profound immunosuppression after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Additionally, the increasing prevalence of fungal infections caused by emerging and rare pathogens, IFD of mixed etiology or of atypical localization is observed...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672897/adult-community-acquired-pneumonia-with-unusually-enlarged-mediastinal-lymph-nodes-a-case-report
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Lanhua Zhang, Shixiong Qiu, Cui Tang, Jinming Xu
Adult community-acquired pneumonia (ACAP) is the most prevalent pulmonary infectious disease that may be asymptomatic or have varying clinical presentations. Patients with ACAP often present with enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes on their chest computed tomography images. However, large irregular swollen lymph nodes are rarely reported in ACAP, and may therefore be confused with enlarged lymph node masses. In the present case report, the patient presented with lymph node masses, which were ameliorated to their normal size following antimicrobial treatment...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656128/atypical-presentation-of-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia
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Katelyn Mariko Updyke, Joan Morales-Lappot, Theodore Lee
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a clonal myeloproliferative disorder characterized by the presence of the Philadelphia chromosome, t(9;22), which is a constitutively active tyrosine kinase that causes excessive proliferation and differentiation of myeloid cells in the bone marrow. Most patients are either asymptomatic or present with fatigue, abdominal fullness, and splenomegaly. This is a case in which a 72-year-old Caucasian male's initial presentation of CML was new-onset atrial fibrillation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation, and pneumonia...
May 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648271/50-years-ago-in-the-journal-of-pediatrics-primary-atypical-pneumonia-an-epidemic-caused-by-mycoplasma-pneumoniae
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Sarah S Long
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July 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637873/disease-linked-mutations-in-factor-h-reveal-pivotal-role-of-cofactor-activity-in-self-surface-selective-regulation-of-complement-activation
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Heather Kerr, Edwin Wong, Elisavet Makou, Yi Yang, Kevin Marchbank, David Kavanagh, Anna Richards, Andrew P Herbert, Paul N Barlow
Spontaneous activation enables the complement system to respond very rapidly to diverse threats. Activation is efficiently suppressed by complement factor H (CFH) on self surfaces but not foreign surfaces. The surface selectivity of CFH, a soluble protein containing 20 CCP modules (CCPs 1-20), may be compromised by disease-linked mutations. Which of the several functions of CFH drives its self-surface selectivity remains unknown. We made human CFH mutants in Pichia pastoris. In benchmark studies of CCP-1 variants, recombinant I62-CFH (protective against age-related macular degeneration) and V62-CFH functioned equivalently, matching or outperforming plasma-derived CFH while R53H-CFH, linked to atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS), was defective in C3bBb decay-accelerating activity (DAA) and factor I-cofactor activity (CA)...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599867/macrolide-therapy-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-due-to-atypical-pathogens-outcome-assessment-at-an-early-time-point
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Thomas M File, Paul B Eckburg, George H Talbot, Lily Llorens, H David Friedland
BACKGROUND: Therapy directed against atypical pathogens in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is often recommended. This post-hoc analysis evaluated the effect of addition of a macrolide to ceftaroline fosamil or ceftriaxone treatment in atypical CAP. METHODS: Two phase 3, double-blind, comparative safety and efficacy studies of ceftaroline fosamil vs. ceftriaxone, FOCUS 1 and FOCUS 2, enrolled adults with CAP. Only FOCUS 1 included 24-h adjunctive clarithromycin therapy for all patients on day 1...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592028/-analysis-of-12-cases-of-exogenous-lipoid-pneumonia-confirmed-by-pathology
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Y X Wang, F Fang, Y F Guo, Y M Li, T Y Sun, M Zhang, J Chen, B M Fang
Objective: To study the etiological, clinical, radiological, diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic manifestations of exogenous lipoid pneumonia (ELP), and therefore to improve the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Methods: The clinical data of 12 cases of ELP confirmed by pathology were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The patients consisted of 9 males and 3 females, with an average age of 73.8 years (range, 44 to 100 years). The underlying diseases were variable, including diseases affecting the general condition (multiple organ failure, chronic heart and renal insufficiency, pemphigoid, etc) and conditions with increased risk of aspiration (sequelae of cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, advanced stage of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, paralytic ileus, etc)...
June 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591035/a-case-report-of-lymphoid-intestitial-pneumonia-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency-oligoclonal-expansion-of-effector-lymphocytes-with-preferential-cytomegalovirus-specific-immune-response-and-lymphoproliferative-disease-promotion
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Przemyslaw Zdziarski, Andrzej Gamian, Grzegorz Dworacki
RATIONALE: Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP) is a rare disease with lymphocytic infiltration of the alveolar interstitial and air spaces, sometimes classified as a clonal lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) with high prevalence in patients with immunodysregulation. Although association of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma development with infectious agents has been well described, it is not so in the case of LIP. Attempts to demonstrate an infective cause by direct microbe detection have failed, but association with atypical specific immune response to opportunistic infectious agent has not been studied...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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