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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144593/risk-factors-for-seasonal-influenza-virus-detection-in-stools-of-patients-consulting-in-general-practice-for-acute-respiratory-infections-in-france-2014-2016
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L Minodier, S Masse, L Capai, T Blanchon, P E Ceccaldi, S van der Werf, T Hanslik, N R Charrel, A Falchi
BACKGROUND: Previous studies reported detection of influenza RNA in stools of patients with seasonal influenza infection. While this detection may have a clinical significance, other factors may influence the stools positivity for influenza viruses. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate demographical, clinical and microbiological factors which could favour the presence of influenza viral RNA in the stools of patients with laboratory-confirmed influenza infection...
November 16, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142077/syndromic-panel-based-testing-in-clinical-microbiology
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REVIEW
Poornima Ramanan, Alexandra L Bryson, Matthew J Binnicker, Bobbi S Pritt, Robin Patel
The recent development of commercial panel-based molecular diagnostics for the rapid detection of pathogens in positive blood culture bottles, respiratory specimens, stool, and cerebrospinal fluid has resulted in a paradigm shift in clinical microbiology and clinical practice. This review focuses on U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved/cleared multiplex molecular panels with more than five targets designed to assist in the diagnosis of bloodstream, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal, or central nervous system infections...
January 2018: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139249/-clinical-features-analysis-of-qingkailing-injection-for-adolescent-patients-based-on-real-world-his
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Li-Zhen Chen, Yan-Ming Xie, Lian-Xin Wang, Yin Zhang, Qun Wang, Ping-Ping Jia, Bo Feng
To explore the clinical application features of Qingkailing injection for adolescent patients. This study was based on the information from the hospitalized patients in 1998-2011 in HIS (hospital information system) of 16 tertiary hospitals in China. 615 adolescent patients with Qingkailing injection were used to investigate the clinical characteristics of Qingkailing injection. Apriori algorithm was adopted to establish the model, and Clementine 12.0 was used for correlation analysis. The results showed that male patients (355 cases) were more than female patients (243 cases); the age of the most patients was under 14 years old, with an average age of 9...
August 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139157/seronegative-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-with-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies
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Eunhye Lee, Jynkyun Park, Seung Hong Choi, Sung-Hye Park
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), previously known as Wegener's granulomatosis (WG), is a rare systemic disease characterized by necrotizing granulomas and vasculitis that usually presents in the respiratory tract and renal system. Here, we report a case of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-negative GPA with diagnostic difficulties. Neurologic involvement in GPA is not uncommon, with up to 50% of patients manifesting with neurologic defects; however, it is usually a late event. This patient was a 50-year-old man whose first manifestation was multiple neurologic defects without respiratory or renal symptoms...
November 14, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136326/dna-based-testing-in-lung-transplant-recipients-with-suspected-non-viral-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-a-prospective-observational-study
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Nora Drick, Benjamin Seeliger, Mark Greer, Benjamin A Bollmann, Stefan Ziesing, Tobias Welte, Jens Gottlieb
BACKGROUND: Non-viral lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) are common among lung transplant (LTx) recipients with increased mortality. Early pathogen identification is crucial to guide therapy and avoid adverse events. Results from cultures may require up to 72 hours. Multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay (PCR) may allow faster pathogen identification, but its utility in LTx recipients with suspected non-viral LRTI remains unclear. METHODS: In a prospective open-label observational trial, LTx recipients presenting with suspected LRTI received bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)...
November 14, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136293/efficacy-and-safety-of-tofacitinib-for-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
C-M Kuo, T-H Tung, S-H Wang, C-C Chi
The effects of tofacitinib in treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis were unclear. We aimed to assess the effects of tofacitinib in treating moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. We searched PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and EMBASE for relevant randomised controlled trials (RCTs), and conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis. Four RCTs with 2,724 participants were included. Compared to placebo, tofacitinib significantly improved psoriasis (≥ 75% reduction in the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index score: 5 mg BID: risk difference (RD) 0...
November 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135968/body-burden-of-dichlorodiphenyl-dichloroethene-dde-and-childhood-pulmonary-function
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Pallavi P Balte, Joachim Kühr, Herrman Kruse, Wilfried J J Karmaus
Longitudinal studies have shown that early life exposure to dichlorodiphenyl dichloroethene (DDE) can lead to growth reduction during childhood and adolescence. In addition, DDE exposure has been linked to respiratory tract infections and an increased risk of asthma in children. Our aim was to understand the relationships between DDE exposure and pulmonary function in children, and, particularly, whether associations are mediated by the height of the children. We used data from an environmental epidemiologic study conducted in central Germany in children aged 8-10 years...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135841/severe-warm-autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-in-a-7-month-old-infant-associated-with-a-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection
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Cierra Wandro, Leili Dolatshahi, Douglas Blackall
A 7-month-old female infant had clinical and laboratory evidence of severe warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia. She also had clinical evidence of an upper respiratory tract infection with molecular detection of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. Although reticulocytopenic initially, she responded to red blood cell transfusion, steroids, and intravenous immunoglobulin and remains well today. With the increasing use of multiplex respiratory viral and bacterial pathogen detection systems, the rare association described in this report may prove to be more common than previously thought and may provide insight into the pathogenesis and clinical consequences of red blood cell autoantibodies...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135343/effects-of-influenza-immunization-on-pneumonia-in-the-elderly
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Jung Yeon Heo, Joon Young Song, Ji Yun Noh, Min Joo Choi, Jin Gu Yoon, Saem Na Lee, Hee Jin Cheong, Woo Joo Kim
Influenza virus is a common pathogen implicated in respiratory tract infections, annually affecting up to 20% of the general population, and pneumonia is a leading cause of death after influenza infection. Post-influenza pneumonia is especially common in the elderly and chronically ill patients. The risk of post-influenza pneumonia is significantly increased according to the number of concurrent comorbidities. Vaccination is the primary measure used to abate influenza epidemics and associated complications...
November 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135336/a-retrospective-observational-analysis-of-post-pandemic-influenza-related-outcomes-in-the-united-kingdom-2010-2014
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Sankarasubramanian Rajaram, Witold Wiecek, Richard Lawson, Betina Blak, Yanli Zhao, Judith Hackett, Robert Brody, Tehseen Salimi, Billy Amzal, Vishal Patel
This study set out to evaluate influenza- and respiratory-related illnesses recorded during primary care physician consultations in England following the H1N1 pandemic in 2009 and to enable the development of a dynamic disease model. Data were obtained from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink of primary care records over four influenza seasons (2010-2014). The primary outcome of the study was incidence of influenza- and respiratory-related diagnoses, calculated per practice and by season and age group. Upper respiratory tract infection diagnoses were most frequently recorded (mean seasonal practice level incidence; 3,762 consultations per 100,000 [SD = 1,989]), and influenza-related diagnoses were least frequently recorded across all seasons, except one...
November 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134822/treating-moderate-to-severe-plaque-psoriasis-with-guselkumab-a-review-of-phase-ii-and-phase-iii-trials
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Seth T Howell, Leah A Cardwell, Steven R Feldman
OBJECTIVE: Guselkumab, an anti-interleukin-23 monoclonal antibody was recently approved for the treatment of patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. This article will review the available phase II and phase III guselkumab clinical trial data. DATA SOURCES: A PubMed search was conducted using the terms guselkumab, interleukin-23, psoriasis, adalimumab, and ustekinumab (January 2014 to August 2017). STUDY SELECTION AND DATA EXTRACTION: Articles detailing the results of phase II and phase III clinical trials were selected for review...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134096/co-infection-does-not-predict-disease-signs-in-gopherus-tortoises
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Chava L Weitzman, Ryan Gov, Franziska C Sandmeier, Sarah J Snyder, C Richard Tracy
In disease ecology, the host immune system interacts with environmental conditions and pathogen properties to affect the impact of disease on the host. Within the host, pathogens may interact to facilitate or inhibit each other's growth, and pathogens interact with different hosts differently. We investigated co-infection of two Mycoplasma and the association of infection with clinical signs of upper respiratory tract disease in four congeneric tortoise host species (Gopherus) in the United States to detect differences in infection risk and disease dynamics in these hosts...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133669/severe-gemella-haemolysans-endophthalmitis-following-ranibizumab-intravitreal-injection
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Silvia Olivia Salceanu, Sarah Levy, Richard Cunningham, Kwabena Frimpong-Ansah
Gemella haemolysans is a commensal of the upper respiratory tract that is rarely involved in ocular pathology. We present a unique case of endophthalmitis with negative cultures and positive 16s ribosomal ribonucleic acid gene sequencing showing G. haemolysans infection after an intravitreal ranibizumab injection for wet age-related macular degeneration.
November 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131066/human-polyomavirus-wu-in-patients-with-respiratory-tract-infection-in-kuwait
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Sahar Essa, Wassim Chehadeh, Widad Al-Nakib
OBJECTIVE: To determine the circulating polyomavirus Washington University (WUV) strains among hospitalized patients with respiratory tract infections (RTI) in Kuwait. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Samples from 459 hospitalized children and adult patients with respiratory tract infections were screened for respiratory viruses by Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques from April 2013 to April 2016. The VP2 gene from WUV-positive samples was sequenced and subjected to phylogenetic analysis...
November 7, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130366/autophagy-and-inflammation-in-chronic-respiratory-disease
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Alexandra C Racanelli, Sarah Ann Kikkers, Augustine M K Choi, Suzanne M Cloonan
Persistent inflammation within the respiratory tract underlies the pathogenesis of numerous chronic pulmonary diseases including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. Chronic inflammation in the lung may arise from a combination of genetic susceptibility and environmental influences, including exposure to microbes, particles from the atmosphere, irritants, pollutants, allergens and toxic molecules. To this end, an immediate, strong and highly regulated inflammatory defense mechanism is needed for the successful maintenance of homeostasis within the respiratory system...
November 13, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130355/adherence-and-outcomes-a-systematic-review-of-palivizumab-utilization
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Sophie K Wong, Abby Li, Krista L Lanctôt, Bosco Paes
Palivizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody used for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) prophylaxis. RSV is the primary cause of lower respiratory tract infection in children aged <2 years, and can give rise to high-burden hospitalization and respiratory complications in later life. Adherence to a monthly dosing regimen, both in timing and injection number, is essential to sustain therapeutic levels of palivizumab and maintain protective status. Deviation from the approved dosing schedule may reduce the efficacy of palivizumab and increase the risk of breakthrough RSV infection and hospitalization...
November 13, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128553/pediatric-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-patients-who-survive-critical-illness-frequently-have-significant-but-recoverable-decline-in-functional-status
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M S Zinter, R Holubkov, M A Steurer, C C Dvorak, C N Duncan, A Sapru, R F Tamburro, P S McQuillen, M M Pollack
BACKGROUND: The number of pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) patients who survive pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admission is increasing, yet little is known about their functional morbidity after PICU discharge. We hypothesized that relative to controls, pediatric HCT patients who survive PICU admission would have greater rates of new functional morbidity at the time of PICU discharge, and only a minority of these patients would return to their functional baseline by the end of the hospitalization...
November 8, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126807/post-exposure-immunization-by-capsid-modified-adc7-vector-expressing-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-oprf-clears-p-aeruginosa-respiratory-infection
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Rika Gomi, Anurag Sharma, Wenzhu Wu, Biin Sung, Stefan Worgall
Respiratory infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa are major health problems, particularly in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). No vaccine against P. aeruginosa is yet available. A vaccine that controls colonization of the respiratory tract with P. aeruginosa could be useful to prevent chronic infection and exacerbations. Replication-deficient adenoviral (Ad) vectors based on non-human serotypes are attractive vaccine platforms as they can circumvent the problem of pre-existing anti-Ad immunity in humans...
November 7, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124008/rare-complicated-parapneumonic-effusion-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-with-new-onset-lupus-flare-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bharat Bajantri, Shaik Danial, Richard Duncalf, Misbahuddin Khaja
Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been associated with respiratory tract infections. Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia-related pleural effusion is rarely reported. Extra-pulmonary abnormalities such as encephalitis, myocarditis, glomerulonephritis, and myringitis have been reported. However pulmonary manifestations in systemic lupus erythematosus include pneumonitis, pleurisy, interstitial lung disease, and thromboembolic disease. We present the case of a 26-year-old male who came for evaluation of fever, cough, and shortness of breath with right-sided chest pain...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121479/cdhr3-genetics-and-rhinovirus-c-respiratory-illnesses
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Klaus Bønnelykke, Amaziah T Coleman, Michael D Evans, Jonathan Thorsen, Johannes Waage, Nadja H Vissing, Christian J Carlsson, Jakob Stokholm, Bo L Chawes, Leon E Jessen, Thea K Fischer, Yury A Bochkov, Carole Ober, Robert F Lemanske, Daniel J Jackson, James E Gern, Hans Bisgaard
Background Experimental evidence suggests that CDHR3 is a receptor for rhinovirus-C (RV-C), and a missense variant in this gene (rs6967330) is associated with childhood asthma with severe exacerbations. Objective To determine whether rs6967330 influences RV-C infections and illnesses in early childhood. Methods We studied associations between rs6967330 and respiratory infections and illnesses in the COPSAC2010 and COAST birth cohorts, where respiratory infections were monitored prospectively for the first 3 years of life...
November 9, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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