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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775685/phenotypic-and-genetic-resistance-traits-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-strains-infecting-cystic-fibrosis-patients-a-french-cohort-study
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Nathalie Courtois, Yvan Caspar, Max Maurin
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is responsible for chronic respiratory tract colonisation and acute exacerbations in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. This Gram-negative bacterium often develops multidrug resistance, which represents a therapeutic challenge. Our objective was to characterize the phenotypic and genetic β-lactam resistance traits of P. aeruginosa strains isolated from CF patients followed at Grenoble Alpes university hospital. The susceptibility to β-lactam compounds of 123 P. aeruginosa strains collected from the lower respiratory tract of 45 CF patients, between 2010 and 2014, was evaluated...
May 15, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775092/a-prospective-multi-centre-us-clinical-trial-to-determine-accuracy-of-febridx-point-of-care-testing-for-acute-upper-respiratory-infections-with-and-without-a-confirmed-fever
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Nathan I Shapiro, Wesley H Self, Jeffrey Rosen, Stephan C Sharp, Michael R Filbin, Peter C Hou, Amisha D Parekh, Michael C Kurz, Robert Sambursky
BACKGROUND: FebriDx is a 10-minute disposable point-of-care test designed to identify clinically significant systemic host immune responses and aid in the differentiation of bacterial and viral respiratory infection by simultaneously detecting C-reactive protein (CRP) and myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) from a fingerstick blood sample. FebriDx diagnostic accuracy was evaluated in the emergency room and urgent care setting. METHODS: A prospective, multicentre, observational cohort study of acute upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), with and without a confirmed fever at the time of enrolment, was performed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FebriDx to identify clinically significant bacterial infection with host response and acute pathogenic viral infection...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774857/influenza-d-virus-infection-in-feral-swine-populations-united-states
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Lucas Ferguson, Kaijian Luo, Alicia K Olivier, Fred L Cunningham, Sherry Blackmon, Katie Hanson-Dorr, Hailiang Sun, John Baroch, Mark W Lutman, Bianca Quade, William Epperson, Richard Webby, Thomas J DeLiberto, Xiu-Feng Wan
Influenza D virus (IDV) has been identified in domestic cattle, swine, camelid, and small ruminant populations across North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. Our study investigated seroprevalence and transmissibility of IDV in feral swine. During 2012-2013, we evaluated feral swine populations in 4 US states; of 256 swine tested, 57 (19.1%) were IDV seropositive. Among 96 archived influenza A virus-seropositive feral swine samples collected from 16 US states during 2010-2013, 41 (42.7%) were IDV seropositive...
June 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774650/outcomes-of-hyperglycemia-in-patients-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus-hospitalized-for-infectious-diseases
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Amit Akirov, Talia Diker-Cohen, Hiba Masri-Iraqi, Hadar Duskin-Bitan, Ilan Shimon, Alexander Gorshtein
OBJECTIVE: Examine the prognostic implications of diabetes mellitus (DM) and the importance of glycemic control during hospitalization for infectious diseases. METHODS: Historical prospectively collected data of patients hospitalized between 2011-2013.Infection-related hospitalizations were classified according to site of infection. Median follow-up was 4.5 years. Outcome measures included in-hospital and end-of-follow-up mortality. RESULTS: The cohort included 8,051 patients (50% female, mean age ± SD, 68±20 years) with a primary diagnosis of an infectious disease...
May 17, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774151/gastrointestinal-endoscopy-under-sedation-is-associated-with-pneumonia-in-older-inpatients-results-of-a-retrospective-case-control-study
#5
Christopher M Kollmann, Wolff Schmiegel, Thorsten Brechmann
Background and aims: Apparent aspiration is a notable adverse event during gastrointestinal endoscopy under sedation (GIES), but data about inapparent aspiration are scarce. Generally, particularly older patients are at higher risk of suffering from adverse events. Objective: The objective of this article is to determine the risk of pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infection (LRI) and systemic inflammatory activation after GIES, especially in patients of at least 65 years...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772011/induction-of-influenza-specific-local-cd8-t-cells-in-the-respiratory-tract-after-aerosol-delivery-of-vaccine-antigen-or-virus-in-the-babraham-inbred-pig
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Katie Tungatt, Garry Dolton, Sophie B Morgan, Meriem Attaf, Anna Fuller, Thomas Whalley, Johanneke D Hemmink, Emily Porter, Barbara Szomolay, Maria Montoya, John A Hammond, John J Miles, David K Cole, Alain Townsend, Mick Bailey, Pierre J Rizkallah, Bryan Charleston, Elma Tchilian, Andrew K Sewell
There is increasing evidence that induction of local immune responses is a key component of effective vaccines. For respiratory pathogens, for example tuberculosis and influenza, aerosol delivery is being actively explored as a method to administer vaccine antigens. Current animal models used to study respiratory pathogens suffer from anatomical disparity with humans. The pig is a natural and important host of influenza viruses and is physiologically more comparable to humans than other animal models in terms of size, respiratory tract biology and volume...
May 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771962/progression-of-the-radiologic-severity-index-predicts-mortality-in-patients-with-parainfluenza-virus-associated-lower-respiratory-infections
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Ajay Sheshadri, Dimpy P Shah, Myrna Godoy, Jeremy J Erasmus, Juhee Song, Liang Li, Scott E Evans, Roy F Chemaly, Burton F Dickey, David E Ost
BACKGROUND: Radiologic severity may predict adverse outcomes after lower respiratory tract infection (LRI). However, few studies have quantified radiologic severity of LRIs. We sought to evaluate whether a semi-quantitative scoring tool, the Radiologic Severity Index (RSI), predicted mortality after parainfluenza virus (PIV)-associated LRI. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of consecutively-enrolled adult patients with hematologic malignancy or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and with PIV detected in nasal wash who subsequently developed radiologically-confirmed LRI...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771233/regulation-of-gene-expression-of-hcp-a-core-gene-of-the-type-vi-secretion-system-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-causing-respiratory-tract-infection
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Yin-Yin Hu, Cai-Xia Liu, Peng Liu, Zhuo-Ying Wu, Ya-Dong Zhang, Xiao-Shun Xiong, Xiang-Yang Li
PURPOSE: The objective of the current study was to investigate whether hcp plays a role in the process of Acinetobacter baumannii infection and to examine clinically relevant factors that may affect hcp expression. METHODOLOGY: Seventy-seven A. baumannii isolates from patients with a respiratory infection at the Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Childrens Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University (Wenzhou, China) were included in this study. PCR was performed to screen for the presence of hcp...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771104/-appropriateness-of-antimicrobial-prescriptions-in-the-emergency-department-of-a-tertiary-hospital
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L Yunquera-Romero, I Márquez-Gómez, A Henares-López, M J Morales-Lara, C Gallego Fernández, R Asensi-Díez
OBJECTIVE: Antibiotics are widely prescribed in the Emergency Department (ED), representing 26-62% of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions. Around 40% of antibiotic prescriptions in hospitalized patients are inappropriate or unnecessary. The aim of the study was to assess the appropriateness of antibiotic prescriptions according to local empirical antibiotic treatment guidelines, in the ED of a tertiary hospital. METHODS: Observational, retrospective study including patients attending the ED in November 2016, with an antibiotic prescription, excluding those from residents...
May 16, 2018: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769502/variation-of-luminal-diameter-of-the-right-principal-bronchus-in-different-age-and-sex-group-of-bangladeshi-cadaver
#10
N Nawshin, S Mannan, M F Kamal, E Z Epsi, Z Ahmed
The respiratory system is involved in the intake and exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between an organism and the environment which is essential for human survival. The bronchial tree includes the trachea, right and left principal bronchi and their branching upto alveoli. A common medical problem with the respiratory tract is acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) which is the leading killer of children under five. The aim of the present study was to find out the variation of the luminal diameter of right principal bronchus in Bangladeshi people...
April 2018: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769380/pneumococcal-metabolic-adaptation-and-colonization-are-regulated-by-the-two-component-regulatory-system-08
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Alejandro Gómez-Mejia, Gustavo Gámez, Stephanie Hirschmann, Viktor Kluger, Hermann Rath, Sebastian Böhm, Franziska Voss, Niamatullah Kakar, Lothar Petruschka, Uwe Völker, Reinhold Brückner, Ulrike Mäder, Sven Hammerschmidt
Streptococcus pneumoniae two-component regulatory systems (TCS) enable adaptation and ensure its maintenance in host environments. This study deciphers the impact of TCS08 on pneumococcal gene expression and its role in metabolic and pathophysiological processes. Transcriptome analysis and real-time PCR demonstrated a regulatory effect of TCS08 on genes involved mainly in environmental information processing, intermediary metabolism, and colonization by S. pneumoniae D39 and TIGR4. Striking examples are genes for fatty acid biosynthesis, genes of the arginine deiminase system, and the psa operon encoding the manganese ABC transport system...
June 27, 2018: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768944/zataria-multiflora-essential-oil-reduces-replication-rate-of-avian-influenza-virus-h9n2-subtype-in-challenged-broiler-chicks
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Arzhang Shayeganmehr, Mehdi Vasfi Marandi, Vahid Karimi, Abbas Barin, Arash Ghalyanchi-Langeroudi
The effect of Zataria multiflora essential oil on replication rate of the H9N2 virus in target organs was determined by real-time PCR. One-day-old broiler chicks were randomly divided into six groups and were challenged with H9N2 influenza. Two groups received either 20 or 40 µl/kg body weight/day Zataria multiflora essential oils (ZM) seven days before the challenge while two other groups received the essential oil at the same dosage but after H9N2 challenge. One group received 4 mg/kg body weight/day of the anti-viral compound amantadine after challenge and the last group received no treatment and served as the control...
May 17, 2018: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768339/foreign-body-aspiration-as-a-cause-of-cryptogenic-hemoptysis-in-a-child-a-case-report
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Li Qiu, Yiheng Zan, Lin Zhong, Hanmin Liu, Qingfen Tao, Lina Chen
RATIONALE: Hemoptysis is rare but potentially life-threatening condition in children. The most common cause of pediatric hemoptysis is lower respiratory tract infections. Sometimes foreign body aspiration may result in hemoptysis too. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 4-year old girl suffered from recurrent cryptogenic hemoptysis for almost 2 years. DIAGNOSES: The wheatear was finally found to be the underlying cause. INTERVENTIONS: The girl received multiple bronchoscopy...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768293/seasonality-of-common-pediatric-infectious-diseases
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Susan C Lipsett, Michael C Monuteaux, Andrew M Fine
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Traditional sources cite seasonal patterns for common infectious diseases, often based on microbiologic data, but little is known about cyclical trends in clinically diagnosed infectious conditions in the emergency department (ED). We leveraged the publicly available Nationwide Emergency Department Sample database to measure the seasonality of the most common pediatric infectious diseases diagnosed in US EDs. METHODS: We searched the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample database to identify infectious diagnoses comprising at least 1% of all diagnosis codes ascribed to patients 21 years and younger in US EDs from 2009 to 2013...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767829/homeopathy-in-the-age-of-antimicrobial-resistance-is-it-a-viable-treatment-for-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
#15
Alison Fixsen
BACKGROUND:  Acute upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and their complications are the most frequent cause of antibiotic prescribing in primary care. With multi-resistant organisms proliferating, appropriate alternative treatments to these conditions are urgently required. Homeopathy presents one solution; however, there are many methods of homeopathic prescribing. This review of the literature considers firstly whether homeopathy offers a viable alternative therapeutic solution for acute URTIs and their complications, and secondly how such homeopathic intervention might take place...
May 2018: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767396/are-lactoferrin-receptors-in-gram-negative-bacteria-viable-vaccine-targets
#16
Clement Chan, Vahid F Andisi, Dixon Ng, Nick Ostan, Warren K Yunker, Anthony B Schryvers
A number of important Gram-negative pathogens that reside exclusively in the upper respiratory or genitourinary tract of their mammalian host rely on surface receptors that specifically bind host transferrin and lactoferrin as a source of iron for growth. The transferrin receptors have been targeted for vaccine development due to their critical role in acquiring iron during invasive infection and for survival on the mucosal surface. In this study, we focus on the lactoferrin receptors, determining their prevalence in pathogenic bacteria and comparing their prevalence in commensal Neisseria to other surface antigens targeted for vaccines; addressing the issue of a reservoir for vaccine escape and impact of vaccination on the microbiome...
May 16, 2018: Biometals: An International Journal on the Role of Metal Ions in Biology, Biochemistry, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764421/computational-analysis-of-the-receptor-binding-specificity-of-novel-influenza-a-h7n9-viruses
#17
Xinrui Zhou, Jie Zheng, Fransiskus Xaverius Ivan, Rui Yin, Shoba Ranganathan, Vincent T K Chow, Chee-Keong Kwoh
BACKGROUND: Influenza viruses are undergoing continuous and rapid evolution. The fatal influenza A/H7N9 has drawn attention since the first wave of infections in March 2013, and raised more grave concerns with its increased potential to spread among humans. Experimental studies have revealed several host and virulence markers, indicating differential host binding preferences which can help estimate the potential of causing a pandemic. Here we systematically investigate the sequence pattern and structural characteristics of novel influenza A/H7N9 using computational approaches...
May 9, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764255/knot-positioning-during-mcdonald-cervical-cerclage-does-it-make-a-difference-a-cohort-study
#18
Hytham Atia, Mohamed Ellaithy, Ahmed Altraigey, Heba Ibrahim
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of McDonald cerclage knot position on the different maternal and neonatal outcomes. METHODS: This historical cohort study included women with singleton pregnancy who had a prophylactic McDonald cervical cerclage between 1 May 2010 and 31 September 2017. Maternal and neonatal outcome parameters were compared between the anterior and posterior knot cerclage procedures. The primary outcome measure was the rate of term birth. RESULTS: 550 Women had a prophylactic McDonald cervical cerclage, 306 with anterior knot (Group A) and 244 with posterior knot (Group B)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760213/changes-in-iga-protease-expression-are-conferred-by-changes-in-genomes-during-persistent-infection-by-nontypeable-haemophilus-influenzae-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Mary C Gallo, Charmaine Kirkham, Samantha Eng, Remon S Bebawee, Yong Kong, Melinda M Pettigrew, Hervé Tettelin, Timothy F Murphy
Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is an exclusively human pathobiont that plays a critical role in the course and pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). NTHi causes acute exacerbations of COPD and also causes persistent infection of the lower airways. NTHi expresses four IgA protease variants (A1, A2, B1, and B2) that play different roles in virulence. Expression of IgA proteases varies among NTHi strains, but little is known about the frequency and mechanisms by which NTHi modulates IgA protease expression during infection in COPD...
May 14, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758533/antimicrobial-resistance-biofilm-formation-and-virulence-reveal-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-strains-pathogenicity-complexity
#20
Monalessa Fábia Pereira, Ciro César Rossi, Larissa Eler Seide, Sebastião Martins Filho, Cláudia de Melo Dolinski, Denise Mara Soares Bazzolli
Porcine pleuropneumonia is an important cause of lowered productivity and economic loss in the pig industry worldwide, associated primarily with Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae infection. Its colonization and persistence within the upper respiratory tract of affected pigs depends upon interactions between a number of genetically controlled virulence factors, such as pore-forming repeats-in-toxin exoproteins, biofilm formation, and antimicrobial resistance. This study investigated correlations between biofilm-forming capacity, antimicrobial resistance, and virulence of A...
May 7, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
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