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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913761/best-practices-in-the-treatment-of-early-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease
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Marijke Proesmans
For many years, management of cystic fibrosis (CF) lung disease was focused on symptomatic treatment of chronic lung infection, which is characterized by cough and sputum production, leading to progressive lung damage. With increasing survival and better knowledge of the pathogenesis of CF lung disease, it has become clear that treatment has to start very early because lung damage occurs in young patients, often before obvious symptoms appear. The arrival of new cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance-regulator (CFTR)-correcting therapies will bring more opportunities to prevent the disease, apart from only treating chronic lung infection...
December 2, 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900765/the-role-of-the-otolaryngologist-in-the-evaluation-and-diagnosis-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Mark Kubik, Prasad Thottam, Amber Shaffer, Sukgi Choi
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation and role of the otolaryngologist in the evaluation of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) at a tertiary pediatric hospital. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Records from pediatric patients with a diagnosis of EoE from 2003 to 2015 were reviewed. Study variables were analyzed to compare patients presenting to different specialties. RESULTS: Two hundred and fifty-one patients with EoE were evaluated...
November 30, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899783/-a-case-of-recurrent-breast-cancer-with-carcinomatous-pleurisy-successfully-treated-with-biweekly-paclitaxel-and-bevacizumab
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Takashi Yoshida, Yoshinari Goto, Kana Sakiyama, Morihiko Kimura
A 72-year-old woman underwent mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection for left breast cancer at the age of 43 years, and was diagnosed with breast cancer metastasis to the pleura at the age of 68 years. She had been sequentially treated with hormonal therapies, but complained of a cough and dyspnea after 4 years. Chest radiography showed right pleural effusion, and cytological examination of the pleural effusion revealed adenocarcinoma cells. Biweekly paclitaxel and bevacizumab therapy was administered...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899384/rifampicin-induced-adrenal-crisis-in-a-patient-with-tuberculosis-a-therapeutic-challenge
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Nicholas Denny, Sarika Raghunath, Praveen Bhatia, Muntasir Abdelaziz
A 55-year-old Indian man presented with productive cough and a large left pleural effusion. Pleural fluid culture grew Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and he was started on antituberculosis therapy. One week later, the patient presented to hospital with drowsiness, dehydration and hypotension. He was transferred to critical care and only improved after starting hydrocortisone and stopping rifampicin. His short synACTHen test subsequently confirmed primary adrenal insufficiency, and a CT of the abdomen showed bilateral adrenal enlargement...
November 29, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896063/necrotizing-tracheobronchitis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Shigehisa Kajikawa, Kazushi Noda, Yasuhiro Nozaki
We report a case of necrotizing tracheobronchitis with rheumatoid arthritis. A 64 year-old-man presented with dry cough and was initially diagnosed with community-acquired pneumonia. The patient was admitted; he received initial antibiotic treatment. The treatment was effective and the symptoms worsened. Bronchoscopy was performed for more thorough examination. It showed that white and soft tissues were on the trachea-bronchus. Transbronchial biopsy of the tracheal lesions revealed necrotic tissue with squamous metaplasia and inflammatory cells...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885562/respiratory-syncytial-virus-and-influenza-are-the-key-viral-pathogens-in-children-2%C3%A2-years-hospitalized-with-bronchiolitis-and-pneumonia-in-islamabad-pakistan
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Uzma Bashir, Nadia Nisar, Yasir Arshad, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Asiya Ashraf, Hajra Sadia, Birjees Mazher Kazi, Syed Sohail Zahoor Zaidi
Pneumonia remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Comprehensive surveillance data are needed to review the prevention and control strategies. We conducted active surveillance of acute lower respiratory infections among children aged <2 years hospitalized at two hospitals of Islamabad, Pakistan. Viral etiology was determined using real-time PCR on respiratory specimens collected during March 2011-April 2012. The overall mean age was 7.83 ± 5.25 months while no statistical difference between age or sex distribution of patients with positive and negative viral etiology (p > 0...
November 24, 2016: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882294/cough-and-fever-in-an-immigrant-adolescent-with-abnormal-chest-x-ray
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Nicole Giles, Rajeev Bhatia
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide with 80,000 pediatric deaths annually. Disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is usually asymptomatic in pediatric patients and resolves after completion of standard therapy with isoniazid (INH). Rare reports document children greater than 10 years of age in endemic regions developing adult type cavitary disease, an infectious pulmonary tuberculosis lesion. This is a notable case of post-infectious pulmonary TB disease with adult type cavitation in an immigrant adolescent, which developed even after completing standard therapy with INH...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882023/effects-of-bisoprolol-in-combination-with-trimetazidine-on-the-treatment-of-heart-failure-and-concomitant-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Yuanyuan Ke, Dingli Xu, Minxiong Li, Zenglong Wu, Yongpeng Huang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of bisoprolol combined with trimetazidine on the treatment of heart failure patients having concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); in comparison with control group treated with standard therapy only. METHODS: A total of 120 heart failure patients having concomitant COPD were selected and randomly divided into a control group and a treatment group according to different treatment methods (n=60). The control group was given continuous low flow oxygen inhalation and inotropic agents, and their cardiac stress was also reduced...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875359/symptom-index-or-symptom-association-probability-a-closer-look-at-symptom-association-in-suspected-gerd-patients
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Mustafa Abdul-Hussein, Crystal Zhang, Donald Castell
BACKGROUND: Symptom index (SI) and symptom association probability (SAP) are popular methods used to measure symptom association in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). AIM: To investigate whether these 2 methods yield similar results in analysis of both typical and atypical GERD symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Combined impedance-pH reflux studies of 1471 patients tested for possible GERD symptoms from January 2010 to May 2015 were reviewed...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872804/pulmonary-hypertension-secondary-to-pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease-complicated-by-right-heart-failure-hypotension-and-acute-kidney-injury
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Nima Golzy, Stuti Fernandes, Justin Sharim, Rikin Tank, Henry D Tazelaar, Howard E Epstein, Victor Tapson, Antoine Hage
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease (PVOD) is rare condition which can lead to severe pulmonary hypertension, right ventricular dysfunction, and cardiopulmonary failure. The diagnosis of PVOD can be challenging due to its nonspecific symptoms and its similarity to idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and interstitial lung disease in terms of diagnostic findings. This case describes a 57 year old female patient who presented with a 5-month history of progressive dyspnea on exertion and nonproductive cough...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872648/a-58-year-old-female-with-progressive-cough-and-right-shoulder-pain
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Sanket R Thakore, Faisal A Khasawneh
Cavitary pneumonia in immunocompromised patients is a challenging entity. Establishing accurate diagnosis and starting effective antibiotics are essential steps towards improving outcome. A 58-year-old stem cell transplant patient was admitted to the hospital with necrotizing pneumonia caused by nocardia. The disease progressed despite of aggrieve antimicrobial therapy. Nocardiosis continues to be a difficult disease to diagnose and treat.
2016: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872470/hereditary-amyloidosis-with-recurrent-lung-infiltrates
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Alberto E Revelo, Crischelle Magaspi, George Maguire, Wilbert S Aronow
BACKGROUND Amyloidosis is a protein conformational disorder characterized by extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils in extracellular tissue. Lung involvement is most commonly caused by secondary AL amyloidosis. The familial autosomal-dominant senile transthyretin (ATTR) disease manifests mainly as polyneuropathy and restrictive cardiomyopathy denoting the name familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP). Rarely, this form manifests with clinical and radiologically relevant respiratory tract symptoms and lung involvement...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870581/everolimus-in-patients-with-advanced-follicular-derived-thyroid-cancer-results-of-a-phase-ii-clinical-trial
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T C Schneider, D de Wit, T P Links, N P van Erp, J J M van der Hoeven, H Gelderblom, C F M Roozen, M Bos, W E Corver, T van Wezel, J W A Smit, H Morreau, H J Guchelaar, E Kapiteijn
BACKGROUND: mTOR upregulation has been reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of thyroid tumors and treatment with the mTOR inhibitor everolimus has shown promising results in endocrine tumors. We conducted a prospective phase II clinical trial to determine the efficacy and safety of everolimus in patients with advanced differentiated thyroid cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight patients with progressive metastatic or locally advanced radioactive refractory differentiated thyroid cancer and 7 patients with anaplastic thyroid cancer were included and received everolimus 10mg orally once daily...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870565/concurrent-chemotherapy-and-radiation-therapy-for-inoperable-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Kenneth E Rosenzweig, Jorge E Gomez
The Oncology Grand Rounds series is designed to place original reports published in the Journal into clinical context. A case presentation is followed by a description of diagnostic and management challenges, a review of the relevant literature, and a summary of the authors' suggested management approaches. The goal of this series is to help readers better understand how to apply the results of key studies, including those published in Journal of Clinical Oncology, to patients seen in their own clinical practice...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867566/effectiveness-of-temporary-positive-expiratory-pressure-t-pep-at-home-and-at-hospital-in-patients-with-severe-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Valentina Mascardi, Bruna Grecchi, Cornelius Barlascini, Paolo Banfi, Antonello Nicolini
BACKGROUND: Temporary positive airway pressure (T-PEP) is a tool recently introduced in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchiectasis. It demonstrated encouraging results also in severe COPD patients. The aim of this study is verify if adding T-PEP to best bronchodilator therapy both in clinic and home administering could reduce disease exacerbations and improve lung function in patients with severe COPD. METHODS: A total of 142 patients with severe COPD (FEV1 <50%) were enrolled; 120 were randomized in three groups: a group treated with T-PEP at home, a group with T-PEP at hospital and a group with medical therapy only (control group)...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866367/risk-for-latent-and-active-tuberculosis-in-germany
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Christian Herzmann, Giovanni Sotgiu, Oswald Bellinger, Roland Diel, Silke Gerdes, Udo Goetsch, Helga Heykes-Uden, Tom Schaberg, Christoph Lange
PURPOSE: Few individuals that are latently infected with M. tuberculosis latent tuberculosis infection(LTBI) progress to active disease. We investigated risk factors for LTBI and active pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in Germany. METHODS: Healthy household contacts (HHCs), health care workers (HCWs) exposed to M. tuberculosis and PTB patients were recruited at 18 German centres. Interferon-γ release assay (IGRA) testing was performed. LTBI risk factors were evaluated by comparing IGRA-positive with IGRA-negative contacts...
November 19, 2016: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864675/drugs-affecting-trp-channels
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M A Wortley, M A Birrell, M G Belvisi
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma are both common respiratory diseases that are associated with airflow reduction/obstruction and pulmonary inflammation. Whilst drug therapies offer adequate symptom control for many mild to moderate asthmatic patients, severe asthmatics and COPD patients symptoms are often not controlled, and in these cases, irreversible structural damage occurs with disease progression over time. Transient receptor potential (TRP) channels, in particular TRPV1, TRPA1, TRPV4 and TRPM8, have been implicated with roles in the regulation of inflammation and autonomic nervous control of the lungs...
November 19, 2016: Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863972/vagus-nerve-stimulator-related-speech-exercise-induced-cough
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Charlotte Dandurand, Pierre-Olivier Champagne, Karim Elayoubi, Alexander G Weil, Paul Lespérence, Alain Bouthillier
Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy is an effective adjunctive treatment for chronic or recurrent treatment resistant depression. Although considered a safe procedure, increasing output current can be associated with stimulation induced side effects. We report the first case of dry cough induced by speech and mild exercise, occurring in the off mode following implantation of a vagal nerve stimulator (VNSor). We discuss the possible pathophysiology and the potential treatment options of this rare complication...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861371/chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-clippers-with-intracranial-epstein-barr-virus-infection-a-case-report
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Yue Ma, Xiaolong Sun, Wen Li, Yi Li, Tao Kang, Xiai Yang, Wen Jiang
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) is an inflammatory disorder in the central nervous system (CNS) with distinct clinical, radiological, and pathological features. The pathophysiology of CLIPPERS still remains unclear and the reports are quite few. Although the radiological lesions were reported to be located predominantly in the pons, brachium pontis, and cerebellum, other adjacent structures such as the white matter and spinal cord were very recently reported as involved regions in CLIPPERS...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855672/nut-midline-carcinoma-mimicking-a-germ-cell-tumor-a-case-report
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Yohei Harada, Takafumi Koyama, Kengo Takeuchi, Kazufusa Shoji, Kazuei Hoshi, Yu Oyama
BACKGROUND: NUT midline carcinoma (NMC) is a rare and highly aggressive malignancy. Although more information on NMC has been recently accumulating in the literature, most oncologists and pathologists remain unfamiliar with the clinical and pathologic features of this disease. The clinical features of NMC sometimes mimic those of other malignancies, and NMC can therefore be overlooked if the diagnosis is not suspected. We present the case of a young male with NMC arising in the mediastinum with elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein levels suggestive of an extragonadal nonseminomatous germ-cell tumor...
November 17, 2016: BMC Cancer
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