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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786579/operative-treatment-of-corrosive-esophageal-strictures
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Volodymyr O Shaprynskyi, Yevhen V Shaprynskyi, Yaroslav V Karyi, Serhii A Lysenko, Oleg O Vorovskyi, Andrii I Semenenko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Nowadays operative treatment of corrosive esophageal strictures remains one of the difficult and unsolved problems in surgery. The level of postoperative complications such as anastomotic leak (develops in 7-30% of cases), infections, pneumonia, pleural empyema, mediastinitis, peritonitis, postoperative corrosive strictures is still rather high. The aim of our work was to improve the results of surgical treatment of patients with corrosive esophageal strictures by analyzing and refining on conservative therapy options as well as differentiated approach to each operative treatment method...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786424/tuning-gene-activity-by-inducible-and-targeted-regulation-of-gene-expression-in-minimal-bacterial-cells
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Ana M Mariscal, Shigeyuki Kakizawa, Jonathan Y Hsu, Kazuki Tanaka, Luis González-González, Alicia Broto, Enrique Querol, Maria Lluch-Senar, Carlos Piñero-Lambea, Lijie Sun, Philip D Weyman, Kim S Wise, Chuck Merryman, Gavin Tse, Adam J Moore, Clyde A Hutchison, Hamilton O Smith, Masaru Tomita, J Craig Venter, John I Glass, Jaume Piñol, Yo Suzuki
Functional genomics studies in minimal mycoplasma cells enable unobstructed access to some of the most fundamental processes in biology. Conventional transposon bombardment and gene knockout approaches often fail to reveal functions of genes that are essential for viability, where lethality precludes phenotypic characterization. Conditional inactivation of genes is effective for characterizing functions central to cell growth and division, but tools are limited for this purpose in mycoplasmas. Here we demonstrate systems for inducible repression of gene expression based on clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-mediated interference (CRISPRi) in Mycoplasma pneumoniae and synthetic Mycoplasma mycoides, two organisms with reduced genomes actively used in systems biology studies...
May 22, 2018: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786186/-ebv-associated-pneumonia-in-patient-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-gpa-in-immunosoppressive-therapy-treated-with-aciclovir
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Nicola Mongera, Vittorio Di Maso, Elisabetta Ermacora, Michele Carraro, Cristina Bregant, Martina Pian, Umberto Savi, Eric Lorenzon, Giuliano Boscutti
We describe the case of a 74-year-old man admitted to our Nephrology Unit with nephrotic syndrome and mild kidney disease. A complete panel of laboratoristic and instrumental tests did not provide useful information for diagnosis. No specific signs or symptoms suggested the presence of AL amyloidosis. As a matter of fact, diagnosis was reached thanks to the hystopathologic examination of renal tissue and bone marrow, since the associated B-cell lymphoproliferative disorder had not revealed itself through serum and urine electrophoresis and immunofixation...
May 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785872/effect-evaluation-on-use-of-bedside-fiber-bronchoscope-in-treating-stroke-associated-pneumonia
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Qiu Han, Chun Chen, Hai-Qin Hu, Jun Shen, Guang Yang, Bin Chen, Lei Xia
Background The bedside fiber bronchoscope has been widely used in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease. This study aims to assess the effect of using bedside fiber bronchoscope in sputum suction and alveolar lavage for treatment of stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP), compared with the use of conventional suction catheter. Methods One hundred and six patients with SAP were randomly divided into control group (n = 53) and experimental group (n = 53) for a controlled study. Patients in the two groups were conventionally treated with phlegm-resolving and anti-infective therapy...
May 22, 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785832/lectin-microarray-combined-with-mass-spectrometry-identifies-haptoglobin-related-protein-hpr-as-a-potential-serologic-biomarker-for-separating-non-bacterial-pneumonia-from-bacterial-pneumonia-in-childhood
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Lin Yang, Zhou Yang, Lei Cheng, Juan Cheng, Li Cheng, Yangyang Sun, Wenting Li, Kai Song, Weichun Huang, Yong Yin, Shengce Tao, Qinghua Zhang
PURPOSE: Etiological diagnosis of pediatric patients with community-acquired pneumonia is difficult. For therapy, one of the major problems is the difficulty in separating bacterial pneumonia which would benefit from antibiotics from non-bacterial pneumonia. Therefore, we sought to identify potential biomarkers for distinguishing non-bacterial pneumonia from bacterial pneumonia. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Lectin microarray containing 91 lectins was used to screen serums from pediatric patients with pneumonia...
May 22, 2018: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785745/use-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-due-to-nosocomial-pneumonia-in-bedridden-patients-receiving-tube-feeding
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Kosuke Hamai, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Yu Wakabayashi, Daisuke Ihara, Kazunori Fujitaka, Hironobu Hamada, Koichi Ono, Noboru Hattori
AIM: To investigate the association between the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) and nosocomial pneumonia and gastrointestinal bleeding in bedridden patients receiving tube feeding. METHODS: A total of 116 bedridden hospitalized patients receiving tube feeding, of which 80 were supported by percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy and 36 by nasogastric tube, were included in the present study. The patients were divided into two groups: 62 patients treated with PPI (PPI group) and 54 patients without PPI (non-PPI group)...
May 22, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785655/early-results-after-operatively-versus-non-operatively-treated-flail-chest-a-retrospective-study-focusing-on-outcome-and-complications
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Mathieu M E Wijffels, Tjebbe Hagenaars, Diba Latifi, Esther M M Van Lieshout, Michael H J Verhofstad
PURPOSE: Flail chest was traditionally treated non-operatively using mechanical ventilation and pain control. In order to reduce the occurrence of ventilation-associated complications and long-term disability, operative rib fixation is becoming a proven standard therapy for these patients. However, the consequences of the surgical complications may influence success rates negatively. The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of flail chest treatment by surgical rib fixation with non-operative treatment, with special focus on the impact of surgical complications...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785507/assessing-mortality-models-in-systemic-sclerosis-related-interstitial-lung-disease
#8
Robert L Mango, Eric L Matteson, Cynthia S Crowson, Jay H Ryu, Ashima Makol
PURPOSE: The gender, age, and lung physiology (GAP) model, interstitial lung diseases-GAP (ILD-GAP) model, and the smoking history, age, and diffusion capacity of the lung (SADL) model were compared using a systemic sclerosis-ILD (SSc-ILD) cohort to evaluate which best determined prognosis. METHODS: The models were applied to a cohort of 179 patients with SSc seen at a tertiary care center within 1 year of ILD diagnosis. Demographics, clinical characteristics, and mortality were recorded...
May 21, 2018: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785504/impact-of-a-vap-bundle-in-belgian-intensive-care-units
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Laurent Jadot, Luc Huyghens, Annick De Jaeger, Marc Bourgeois, Dominique Biarent, Adeline Higuet, Koen de Decker, Margot Vander Laenen, Baudewijn Oosterlynck, Patrick Ferdinande, Pascal Reper, Serge Brimioulle, Sophie Van Cromphaut, Stéphane Clement De Clety, Thierry Sottiaux, Pierre Damas
BACKGROUND: In order to decrease the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in Belgium, a national campaign for implementing a VAP bundle involving assessment of sedation, cuff pressure control, oral care with chlorhexidine and semirecumbent position, was launched in 2011-2012. This report will document the impact of this campaign. METHODS: On 1 day, once a year from 2010 till 2016, except in 2012, Belgian ICUs were questioned about their ventilated patients...
May 21, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785130/human-herpesvirus-6-pneumonitis-in-a-patient-with-follicular-lymphoma-following-immunochemotherapy-with-rituximab
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Saeko Kuwahara-Ota, Yoshiaki Chinen, Yoshimi Mizuno, Tomoko Takimoto-Shimomura, Yayoi Matsumura-Kimoto, Kazuna Tanba, Taku Tsukamoto, Shinsuke Mizutani, Yuji Shimura, Tsutomu Kobayashi, Shigeo Horiike, Junya Kuroda
Primary infection with human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) commonly occurs at an early age in children, most often at 3 years of age, and is associated with childhood diseases, such as exanthema subitum, hepatitis, febrile convulsions, or encephalitis. However, the virus occasionally reactivates from its latent state in immunosuppressed adults, especially post-transplant, resulting in serious disseminated, sometimes life-threatening end-organ complications. Herein, we report a case of a 68-year-old man with relapsed follicular lymphoma who developed HHV-6 pneumonitis...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784852/plasma-and-intrapulmonary-concentrations-of-cefepime-and-zidebactam-following-intravenous-administration-of-wck-5222-to-healthy-adult-subjects
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Keith A Rodvold, Mark H Gotfried, Rakesh Chugh, Mugdha Gupta, Anasuya Patel, Rajesh Chavan, Ravindra Yeole, H David Friedland, Ashima Bhatia
WCK 5222 is a combination of cefepime and the novel beta-lactam enhancer zidebactam being developed for the treatment of serious Gram-negative infections. The objective of this study was to compare plasma (total), epithelial lining fluid (ELF), and alveolar macrophage (AM) concentrations of cefepime and zidebactam in healthy adult subjects. The WCK 5222 dosing regimen was 2 grams cefepime/1 gram zidebactam administered as a 1-hour intravenous infusion every 8 hours for a total of 7 doses. Subjects were assigned to one bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) sampling time at 0...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784844/incidences-of-pseudomonas-associated-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-within-studies-of-respiratory-tract-applications-of-polymyxin-testing-the-stoutenbeek-concurrency-postulates
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James C Hurley
Regimens containing topical polymyxin appear highly effective at preventing Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) overall and more-so, gram negative VAP. However, Soutenbeek's postulates, that VAP incidences within studies of topical antibiotics would depend on the context of whether the component (control and intervention) groups of each study were concurrent versus non-concurrent, remain untested.The literature was searched for concurrent control (CC) versus non-concurrent control (NCC) designed studies of respiratory tract applications of topical polymyxin to mechanically ventilated (MV) patients that reported Pseudomonas associated Ventilator-associated pneumonia (PsVAP) incidences...
May 21, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784578/quantitative-study-about-the-role-of-environmental-conditions-in-the-survival-capability-of-multidrug-resistant-bacteria
#13
Adrienn Hanczvikkel, Ákos Tóth
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria (MDRB) are of global concern and hospital textiles can contribute to their transmission. MDRB are able to survive on textiles for more than enough time to spread in the environment. Some studies summarized the effect of environmental factors on the duration of bacterial survival, but it remained an open question how these factors influence the quantity of surviving bacteria in a period of a few days, which is relevant from the perspective of HAIs...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784474/point-of-care-ultrasound-differentiation-of-lung-consolidation-and-normal-thymus-in-pediatric-patients-an-educational-case-series
#14
Cynthia A Gravel, Richard G Bachur
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of evidence to support the utility of lung point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in pediatric patients with multiple pulmonary pathologies, particularly pneumonia. As we increase our use of lung POCUS for pediatric patients with respiratory complaints, we must be mindful of the normal anatomy and sonographic findings within the pediatric chest and aware of how to distinguish normal findings (e.g., thymus) from pathologic findings (e.g., consolidation). CASE REPORTS: We report four cases of pediatric patients who presented to the Emergency Department with respiratory complaints for which POCUS was able to distinguish lung consolidation and normal thymus in the anterior chest...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784045/occupational-risk-factors-for-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-southern-europe-a-case-control-study
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Giulia Paolocci, Ilenia Folletti, Kjell Torén, Magnus Ekström, Marco Dell'Omo, Giacomo Muzi, Nicola Murgia
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause associated with the histopathologic and/or radiologic pattern of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). Occupational risk factors have been proposed to be associated with UIP. The aim of this case-control study is to evaluate the relationship between UIP pattern and occupational exposure in Southern Europe. METHODS: Sixty nine cases with a UIP radiological pattern at CT-scan were selected from a clinical database of the University Hospital of Perugia, Umbria, between January 2010 and December 2013...
May 21, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784014/unintentional-sulfonylurea-toxicity-due-to-a-drug-drug-interaction-a-case-report
#16
Keith Gunaratne, Emily Austin, Peter E Wu
BACKGROUND: Sulfonylureas are widely used for type 2 diabetes mellitus, but these medications carry a risk of hypoglycemia. Drug-drug interactions that inhibit sulfonylurea metabolism and thus increase systemic exposure can cause unintentional sulfonylurea toxicity. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old man presented with severe, recurrent hypoglycemia. He had a history of type 2 diabetes mellitus and was taking the sulfonylurea gliclazide with no prior episodes of hypoglycemia...
May 21, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783968/investigating-porcine-parvoviruses-genogroup-2-infection-using-in-situ-polymerase-chain-reaction
#17
Dinko Novosel, Daniel Cadar, Tamás Tuboly, Andreja Jungic, Tomasz Stadejek, Tahar Ait-Ali, Attila Cságola
BACKGROUND: Porcine parvovirus 2 (PPV2) was detected in swine serum without showing any relationship with disease. The emergence of the virus seemed to be a unique event until other genetically highly similar parvoviruses were identified in China and, later in 2012, the presence of the virus was also described in Europe. PPV2 is widely distributed in pig populations where it is suspected to be involved in respiratory conditions, based on its frequent detection in lung samples. In order to investigate the potential pathogenic involvement of PPV2, 60 dead pigs were examined from two farms...
May 21, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783820/-efficacy-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-and-its-influence-factors-in-the-treatment-of-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia-with-atelectasis
#18
M Yang, D H Yang, X Yang, Y S Wang, L Wu, Z M Chen
Objective: To investigate the efficacy of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and its influence factors in the treatment of Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MPP) with atelectasis. Methods: A retrospective case control study was performed on hospitalized MPP patients with atelectasis and received BAL in the Department of Pulmonology, Children's Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine from January 1, 2015 to July 31, 2017. Fever relieved in 48 hours and chest imaging improved in one week after BAL were considered effective...
May 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783023/extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-infections-in-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-epidemiology-and-molecular-characterization
#19
Molka Kharrat, Yosra Chebbi, Farah Ben Tanfous, Amel Lakhal, Saloua Ladeb, Tarek Ben Othmen, Wafa Achour
BACKGROUND: Extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) are feared because they generate therapeutic difficulties and have high potential for dissemination. The purpose of our study was to investigate the epidemiology of these infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients and to determine the genes encoding ESBL. MATERIAL/METHODS: Our retrospective study concerned adult patients hospitalized at the National Bone Marrow Transplant Center and infected with ESBL-E post HSCT between january 2006 and december 2016...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782526/decreased-risk-of-pneumonia-in-stroke-patients-receiving-acupuncture-a-nationwide-matched-pair-retrospective-cohort-study
#20
Chuen-Chau Chang, Ta-Liang Chen, Chao-Shun Lin, Chi-Li Chung, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Chaur-Jong Hu, Hsin-Long Lane, Chien-Chang Liao, Chun-Chuan Shih
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture treatment is common among stroke patients, but there is limited information available on whether acupuncture effectively prevents post-stroke pneumonia. The aim of this study was to analyze the differential risk of pneumonia after stroke between patients who did and did not receive acupuncture after discharge. METHODS: We used the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database to conduct a retrospective cohort study using propensity score matched-pairs of new stroke patients in 2000-2004 who did and did not receive acupuncture post-stroke...
2018: PloS One
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