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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806010/blastomycosis-and-histoplasmosis-in-a-patient-with-glioblastoma-receiving-temozolomide
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Aiham H Jbeli, John Yu
Malignant glioblastoma multiform (GBM) is the most common primary malignancy of the brain in the U.S. Temozolomide (TMZ) is the cornerstone of management along with surgical resection and radiotherapy. Because of the reduction in the CD4+ lymphocyte count as a side effect of TMZ use, this patient population is under risk for opportunistic infections like Pneumocystis jiroveci. A male patient with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiform presented with non-productive cough and chest pain. Before presentation, the patient received the standard therapy including surgical resection, radiation and TMZ...
October 2016: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804763/effects-of-chest-physical-therapy-in-patients-with-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria
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Ashwin Basavaraj, Leopoldo Segal, Jonathan Samuels, Jeremy Feintuch, Joshua Feintuch, Kevin Alter, Daniella Moffson, Adrienne Scott, Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, Mengling Liu, David Kamelhar
Antibiotic therapy against non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is prolonged and can be associated with toxicity. We sought to evaluate whether chest physical therapy (PT) was associated with clinical improvement in patients with NTM not receiving anti-mycobacterial pharmacotherapy. A retrospective review of 77 subjects that were followed from June 2006 to September 2014 was performed. Baseline time point was defined as the first positive sputum culture for NTM; symptoms, pulmonary function, and radiology reports were studied...
2017: International Journal of Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793869/the-efficacy-safety-and-feasibility-of-inhaled-amikacin-for-the-treatment-of-difficult-to-treat-non-tuberculous-mycobacterial-lung-diseases
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Kazuma Yagi, Makoto Ishii, Ho Namkoong, Takahiro Asami, Osamu Iketani, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Hiroaki Sugiura, Yoshitake Yamada, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Yohei Funatsu, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Tetsuro Kamo, Sadatomo Tasaka, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: In multidrug regimens, including an intravenous aminoglycoside (e.g. amikacin [AMK]) is recommended for difficult-to-treat non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung diseases. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and feasibility of inhaled AMK therapy in patients with difficult-to-treat NTM lung diseases in a retrospective chart review. METHODS: The study population consisted of patients with NTM lung diseases who received combination therapy, including inhaled AMK therapy, at Keio University Hospital (Tokyo, Japan), from January 2014 through May 2016...
August 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783743/andrographis-paniculata-chu%C3%A4-n-x%C3%A4-n-li%C3%A3-n-for-symptomatic-relief-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-adults-and-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiao-Yang Hu, Ruo-Han Wu, Martin Logue, Clara Blondel, Lily Yuen Wan Lai, Beth Stuart, Andrew Flower, Yu-Tong Fei, Michael Moore, Jonathan Shepherd, Jian-Ping Liu, George Lewith
INTRODUCTION: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a substantial threat to public health. Safe and effective alternatives are required to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing. Andrographis Paniculata (A. Paniculata, Chuān Xīn Lián) has traditionally been used in Indian and Chinese herbal medicine for cough, cold and influenza, suggesting a role in respiratory tract infections (RTIs). This systematic review aimed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of A. Paniculata for symptoms of acute RTIs (ARTIs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768088/non-dysbaric-arterial-gas-embolism-associated-with-chronic-necrotizing-pneumonia-bullae-and-coughing-a-case-report
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Peter J Ceponis, William Fox, Tina D Tailor, Lynne M Hurwitz, Timothy J Amrhein, Richard Je Moon
Arterial gas embolism (AGE) can be clinically devastating, and is most often associated with exposure to changes in ambient pressure, medical procedure or congenital malformation. Here we report a case of AGE in a 78-year-old male without these traditional risk factors. Rather, the patient's history included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, necrotizing pneumonia, bullous disease and coughing. He was safely treated with hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy for AGE, with initial clinical improvement, but ultimately died from his underlying condition...
January 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764615/cerebral-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-following-cyclophosphamide-treatment-a-case-report
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S Cooray, H Zhang, R Breen, G Carr-White, R Howard, M Cuadrado, D D'Cruz, G Sanna
Central nervous system (CNS) tuberculosis (TB) is a rare but catastrophic event in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here we report a case of cerebral TB in a patient with lupus myocarditis and nephritis, following cyclophosphamide immunosuppression. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of cerebral TB in SLE in a non-endemic country. A 31-year-old female with SLE and a history of regular travel to Kenya presented to our centre with clinical features of acute heart failure. She was diagnosed with severe lupus myocarditis, and a renal biopsy also confirmed lupus nephritis...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757006/-pulmonary-mucormycosis-in-a-patient-with-kidney-transplant-and-uncontrolled-haemoptysis
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Dulce Iliana Navarro Vergara, Gloria Barragán Pola, Alexandro Bonifaz, Carlos Núñez Pérez-Redondo, Omar Choreño García, Raúl Cicero Sabido
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary mucormycosis is a rare opportunistic infection with high mortality that is caused by species of Mucorales. The most common species involved are Rhizopus, Mucor, Lichtheimia, and Rhizomucor. CASE REPORT: A 56 year-old woman presented with a clinical history of diabetes mellitus type 2 and chronic renal disease. She underwent a cadaveric kidney transplantation two years before her admission, for which immunomodulating therapy with thymoglobulin, tacrolimus, mofetil-microphenolate and prednisone was established...
July 27, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752714/-report-of-two-cases-of-primary-mediastinal-tuberculosis
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Luo Jiayou, Hua Feng, Wang Bin, Cui Enhai
Two cases of primary mediastinal lymphonode tuberculosis involved right bronchus were summarized in the report. Major clinical symptoms included cough and bloody sputum. Chest enhanced CT scan showed mediastinal lymph node enlargement with ring-shaped enhancement. Bronchoscopy suggested neoplasm in right bronchus. Diagnosis of tuberculosis was confirmed by histopathology in samples from lymph node puncture and brochoscopic biopsy. The clinical symptoms and medical imaging of patients were improved after transbrochoscopic interventional therapy and systemic chemotherapy...
March 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748193/infliximab-therapy-leading-to-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-with-negative-interferon-%C3%AE-release-assay-igra-based-quantiferon-gold-test
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Soni Parita, Kumar Vivek, Kamholz Stephan, Pascal William, Kupfer Yizhak
Infliximab therapy is associated with higher rates of active tuberculosis (TB), particularly extrapulmonary and disseminated forms with unusual symptoms. We report the case of a 66-year-old man with Crohn's disease who developed TB mimicking lung cancer on imaging. He presented with cough and fever of 2 weeks' duration shortly after starting infliximab. Computed tomography of the chest revealed a 7.0 × 3.2 cm(2) pleural-based mass, highly suspicious for malignancy. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of TB...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743332/-clinical-significance-of-early-immunological-paralysis-in-patients-with-severe-h1n1-influenza-a
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Yongbing Qian, Hui Xie, Rui Tian, Jian Lu, Wei Jin, Ruilan Wang
OBJECTIVE: To analysis the immunological characteristics of patients with severe H1N1 influenza A, and to provide theoretical basis for predicting the prognosis of the disease. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. The clinical data of 15 patients diagnosed with severe H1N1 influenza A and admitted to Shanghai General Hospital of Nanjing Medical University from October 2015 to December 2016 were collected. All the patients were divided into survival and death groups according to 28-day survival...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737623/an-observational-study-of-severe-pertussis-in-100-infants-%C3%A2-120-days-of-age
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James D Cherry, Kristen Wendorf, Brooke Bregman, Deborah Lehman, Delma Nieves, John S Bradley, Wilbert H Mason, Linette Sande-Lopez, Merrick Lopez, Myke Federman, Tempe Chen, Dean Blumberg, Samantha Johnston, Hayden T Schwenk, Peggy Weintrub, Kevin K Quinn, Kathleen Winter, Kathleen Harriman
BACKGROUND: Pertussis in young infants is a unique, severe, afebrile, cough illness that is frequently fatal. METHODS: All pertussis cases ≤ 120 days of age admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in California between October 1, 2013 and April 25, 2015 were evaluated. RESULTS: Of 100 pertussis patients ≤ 120 days of age admitted to PICU's, there were 5 deaths. The white blood cell (WBC) counts in the fatal cases were significantly higher than in the non-fatal cases...
July 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735014/initial-clinical-experience-with-testosterone-undecanoate-therapy-aveed-%C3%A2-in-testosterone-deficient-men-in-the-united-states
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Abraham Morgentaler, Yonah Krakowsky, William Conners, Emily Davidson, Alex Rawji
OBJECTIVE: To report our initial experiences with TU 750mg in testosterone-deficient men. METHODS: All patients receiving TU 750mg at our center between July 1 2014 to August 1 2016 were identified. Clinical response was assessed via structured interviews and laboratory evaluations. Adverse events were documented, including increases in prostate specific antigen (PSA), hematocrit (Hct), and the development of post-injection cough. RESULTS: More than two injections were received by 147 men, with mean age 63...
July 19, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733314/effects-of-an-airway-clearance-device-on-inflammation-bacteriology-and-mucus-transport-in-bronchiectasis
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Joana Tambascio, Hugo Celso Dutra de Souza, Roberto Martinez, José Antônio Baddini-Martinez, Peter John Barnes, Ada Clarice Gastaldi
BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis is characterized by abnormal and permanent dilation of the bronchi, caused by the perpetuation of inflammation and impairment of mucociliary clearance. Physiotherapy techniques can help to decrease the retention of respiratory secretions. The flutter valve combines high-frequency oscillation and positive expiratory pressure to facilitate the removal of secretions. We evaluated the effects of the flutter valve on sputum inflammation, microbiology, and transport of respiratory secretions in patients with bronchiectasis...
August 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732832/current-approaches-to-the-management-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Ganesh Raghu, Luca Richeldi
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive and ultimately fatal lung disease associated with dyspnoea, cough and impaired quality of life. Currently, the aims of patient care are to improve outcomes for patients by slowing the progression of the disease, extending life, and improving quality of life. A prompt, accurate diagnosis is important to enable patients to receive treatment early in the course of the disease and to be considered for lung transplantation. Two anti-fibrotic drugs, nintedanib and pirfenidone, have been shown to reduce decline in lung function in patients with IPF...
August 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732433/the-effect-of-salt-space-on-clinical-findings-and-peak-expiratory-flow-in-children-with-mild-to-moderate-asthma-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Saeideh Mazloomzadeh, Niousha Bakhshi, Akefeh Ahmadiafshar, Mehdi Gholami
The asthma treatment and control might be associated with significant burden on family and community' thus exploring other therapeutic plans could be desirable. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of salt space on clinical findings and peak expiratory flow rate among children with asthma. In this randomized crossover trial, 34 patients aged 6-14 years old with mild to moderate asthma were selected and randomly divided into two groups. The first group went through a period of salt therapy by staying in the salt room for one hour, three times a week for 3 consecutive weeks and then was under observation for three weeks...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729180/symptom-and-quality-of-life-improvement-in-lux-lung-8-an-open-label-phase-iii-study-of-second-line-afatinib-versus-erlotinib-in-patients-with-advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lung-after-first-line-platinum-based-chemotherapy
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Enriqueta Felip, Vera Hirsh, Sanjay Popat, Manuel Cobo, Andrea Fülöp, Charles Dayen, José M Trigo, Richard Gregg, Cornelius F Waller, Jean-Charles Soria, Glenwood D Goss, James Gordon, Bushi Wang, Michael Palmer, Eva Ehrnrooth, Shirish M Gadgeel
INTRODUCTION: In the phase III LUX-Lung 8 trial, afatinib significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) versus erlotinib in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung progressing during or after platinum-based chemotherapy. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and health-related quality of life (QoL) in these patients are presented. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients (n = 795) were randomized 1:1 to oral afatinib (40 mg/d) or erlotinib (150 mg/d)...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728274/-a-retrospective-study-of-10-cases-of-post-transplant-bronchiolitis-obliterans
#17
J J Chai, T Liu, B Q Cai, H D Zhu
Objective: To analyze the clinical features of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) in patients with allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Methods: This retrospective study included patients who underwent allogeneic HSCT from January 1998 to December 2016. The clinical features, radiological manifestations and treatment of clinically proven BOS were reviewed. Results: Of 681 patients who experienced HSCT, 10(1.47%) met the diagnostic criteria. The duration of BOS onset after transplantation was 5-48 months, averaging (18±15) months...
July 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726663/-peculiarities-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children-with-neurological-pathology
#18
O Zubarenko, G Kopiyka, T Kravchenko, L Koval, K Gurienko
Neurological disorders in children highly affect the course of pneumonia, its outcome and the development of possible complications. The aim of the study was to reveal clinical and paraclinical features of community-acquired pneumonia in younger children with neurologic pathology infantile cerebral palsy. Under observation were 37 children with community-acquired pneumonia aged 1 to 3 years that suffered from spastic forms of infantile cerebral palsy. The comparison group consisted of 30 children with community-acquired pneumonia without any concomitant neurological pathology...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719697/diagnosis-and-management-of-asthma-in-adults-a-review
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REVIEW
Jennifer L McCracken, Sreenivas P Veeranki, Bill T Ameredes, William J Calhoun
Importance: Asthma affects about 7.5% of the adult population. Evidence-based diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment can improve functioning and quality of life in adult patients with asthma. Observations: Asthma is a heterogeneous clinical syndrome primarily affecting the lower respiratory tract, characterized by episodic or persistent symptoms of wheezing, dyspnea, and cough. The diagnosis of asthma requires these symptoms and demonstration of reversible airway obstruction using spirometry...
July 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716161/post-adenoidectomy-quality-of-life-in-children-with-refractory-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#20
V Bettadahalli, A Chakravarti
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate post-adenoidectomy quality of life in children with refractory chronic rhinosinusitis. METHODS: A prospective interventional study of children aged 4-12 years with chronic refractory rhinosinusitis was conducted. A total of 60 children completed follow up. Nasal endoscopy and non-contrast computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses were performed, and both symptoms and their effects on patient quality of life pre- and post-adenoidectomy were evaluated...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
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