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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332434/relationship-between-antimicrobial-resistance-programs-and-antibiotic-dispensing-for-upper-respiratory-tract-infection-an-analysis-of-australian-data-between-2004-and-2015
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Jianyun Wu, Daniel Taylor, Ludmila Ovchinikova, Aine Heaney, Tessa Morgan, Jonathan Dartnell, Rachel Holbrook, Lauren Humphreys, Lynn Weekes, Suzanne Blogg
Objective NPS MedicineWise aims to ensure that medicines are prescribed and used in a manner consistent with current evidence-based best practice. A series of nationwide educational and advertising interventions for general practitioners and consumers were implemented in Australia between 2009 and 2015 with the aim of reducing antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs). The work described in this paper quantifies the change in antibiotic dispensing following these interventions...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325581/haemophilus-is-overrepresented-in-the-nasopharynx-of-infants-hospitalized-with-rsv-infection-and-associated-with-increased-viral-load-and-enhanced-mucosal-cxcl8-responses
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Thomas H A Ederveen, Gerben Ferwerda, Inge M Ahout, Marloes Vissers, Ronald de Groot, Jos Boekhorst, Harro M Timmerman, Martijn A Huynen, Sacha A F T van Hijum, Marien I de Jonge
BACKGROUND: While almost all infants are infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) before the age of 2 years, only a small percentage develops severe disease. Previous studies suggest that the nasopharyngeal microbiome affects disease development. We therefore studied the effect of the nasopharyngeal microbiome on viral load and mucosal cytokine responses, two important factors influencing the pathophysiology of RSV disease. To determine the relation between (i) the microbiome of the upper respiratory tract, (ii) viral load, and (iii) host mucosal inflammation during an RSV infection, nasopharyngeal microbiota profiles of RSV infected infants (< 6 months) with different levels of disease severity and age-matched healthy controls were determined by 16S rRNA marker gene sequencing...
January 11, 2018: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325306/-a-retrospective-study-of-the-inducing-factors-and-clinical-characteristics-of-patients-hospitalized-for-asthma-exacerbation-in-china-in-2013-2014
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B Xing, J T Lin, H P Tang, L Yang, Y D Yuan, Y H Gu, P Chen, X J Liu, J Zhang, H G Liu, C Z Wang, W Zhou, D J Sun, Y Q Chen, Z C Chen, M Huang, Q C Lin, C P Hu, X H Yang, J M Huo, X W Ye, X Zhou, P Jiang, W Zhang, Y J Huang, L M Dai, R Y Liu, S X Cai, J Y Xu, J Y Zhou
Objective: To study the inducing factors and clinical characteristics of patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation in China. Methods: Patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation at 29 hospitals in China were retrospectively recruited during 2013-2014. Results: Clinical data of 3 240 asthmatic patients were collected and analyzed including 1 369(42.3%) males and 1 871(57.7%) females. The patients hospitalized for asthma exacerbation counted for 2.95% (6 375/215 955) of all patients hospitalized during the same period...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319496/geographic-variations-in-antibiotic-prescription-for-pediatric-acute-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-south-korea
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Youn Jung, Hyemin Cho, Eunhee Ji, Eun-Ji Park, Sunmee Jang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the geographic differences in antibiotic prescription rates in pediatric upper respiratory tract infections (URI) patients in South Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a nationwide cross-sectional study using 228 administrative districts of Korea, which are the unit of analysis. Prescription rate of antibiotics, the outcome variable, was measured as the proportion of antibiotic prescription days out of total visit days for the treatment of acute URIs using National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) claims data for 2012...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317903/outbreak-of-pertussis-among-healthcare-workers-in-a-hospital-maternity-unit
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Christina Petridou, Hazel Gray, Michael Heard, Lorna Sugden, Karen Davis-Blues, Nick Cortes, Mary Edwards, Kordo Saeed
In December 2015, an outbreak of pertussis was detected among staff working in the Maternity Unit of a district general hospital in Hampshire. This occurred in the background of increased pertussis activity in the community. The outbreak occurred over the Christmas holiday period causing staff shortages at a time when the departments were already overstretched. The high prevalence of upper respiratory tract infections at the time were difficult to distinguish from pertussis. This paper describes the outbreak, infection control measures implemented and the learning points...
September 2017: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316613/limited-interactions-between-streptococcus-suis-and-haemophilus-parasuis-in-in-vitro-co-infection-studies
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Annabelle Mathieu-Denoncourt, Corinne Letendre, Jean-Philippe Auger, Mariela Segura, Virginia Aragon, Sonia Lacouture, Marcelo Gottschalk
Streptococcus suis and Haemophilus parasuis are normal inhabitants of the porcine upper respiratory tract but are also among the most frequent causes of disease in weaned piglets worldwide, causing inflammatory diseases such as septicemia, meningitis and pneumonia. Using an in vitro model of infection with tracheal epithelial cells or primary alveolar macrophages (PAMs), it was possible to determine the interaction between S. suis serotype 2 and H. parasuis strains with different level of virulence. Within H...
January 6, 2018: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315642/human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-load-normalized-by-cell-quantification-as-predictor-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infection
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Miriam Gómez-Novo, José A Boga, Marta E Álvarez-Argüelles, Susana Rojo-Alba, Ana Fernández, María J Menéndez, María de Oña, Santiago Melón
OBJECTIVES: Human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) is a common cause of respiratory infections. The main objective is to analyze the prediction ability of viral load of HRSV normalized by cell number in respiratory symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, descriptive and analytical study was performed. From 7307 respiratory samples processed between December 2014 to April 2016, 1019 HRSV-positive samples, were included in this study. Low respiratory tract infection was present in 729 patients (71...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310444/safety-of-galcanezumab-in-patients-with-episodic-migraine-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-dose-ranging-phase-2b-study
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Tina Marie Myers Oakes, Vladimir Skljarevsuki, Qi Zhang, William Kielbasa, Michael E Hodsdon, Holland C Detke, Angelo Camporeale, Joel R Saper
Background Safety findings from a Phase 2b study of galcanezumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against calcitonin gene-related peptide, for prevention of migraine (NCT02163993) are reported here. Methods Patients aged 18-65 years with episodic migraine were evaluated in this multicenter, double-blind, randomized study. After randomization, 410 patients were administered 5, 50, 120 or 300 mg of galcanezumab or placebo subcutaneously once every 4 weeks for 12 weeks, followed by a post-treatment off-drug period lasting 12 weeks...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306262/considerations-for-physicians-using-ketamine-for-sedation-of-children-in-emergency-departments
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Woo Sung Kim, Ji Yeon Ku, Hanbyul Choi, Hyo Jeong Choi, Ho Jung Kim, Bora Lee
OBJECTIVE: Ketamine use in emergency departments (EDs) for procedural sedation and analgesia is becoming increasingly common. However, few studies have examined patient factors related to adverse events associated with ketamine. This study investigated factors for consideration when using ketamine to sedate pediatric ED patients. METHODS: The study included pediatric patients receiving ketamine for laceration repair in the ED. Before sedation, information was collected about upper respiratory tract infection symptoms, allergy history, and fasting time...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305552/venetoclax-for-patients-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-who-progressed-during-or-after-idelalisib-therapy
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Steven Coutre, Michael Choi, Richard R Furman, Herbert Eradat, Leonard Heffner, Jeffrey A Jones, Brenda Chyla, Lang Zhou, Suresh Agarwal, Tina Waskiewicz, Maria Verdugo, Rod A Humerickhouse, Jalaja Potluri, William G Wierda, Matthew S Davids
B-cell receptor pathway inhibitors (BCRi) have transformed treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL); however, efficacy of therapies for patients whose disease is refractory to/relapses after (R/R) BCRi is unknown. Venetoclax is a selective, orally bioavailable BCL-2 inhibitor with activity in patients with CLL, including those who are heavily pretreated or have 17p deletion. This phase 2 study prospectively evaluated venetoclax in patients with R/R CLL after ibrutinib or idelalisib; here we report on patients who received idelalisib as the last BCRi prior to enrollment...
January 5, 2018: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302540/a-chart-review-of-morbidity-patterns-among-adult-patients-attending-primary-care-setting-in-urban-odisha-india-an-international-classification-of-primary-care-experience
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Subhashisa Swain, Sandipana Pati, Sanghamitra Pati
Introduction: Disease burden estimations based on sound epidemiological research provide the foundation for designing health services. Patients visiting a primary care often present with symptoms and signs. Understanding the burden is crucial for developing countries including India. The project aimed to record the reasons for encounter (RFE) at primary care settings for estimating the burden at the health-care facility. Methodology: This cross-sectional study was undertaken at four urban health dispensaries of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, with the aim to explore the prevailing patterns of diseases among patients attending these facilities...
April 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300785/management-of-minor-ailments-in-a-community-pharmacy-setting-findings-from-simulated-visits-and-qualitative-study-in-gondar-town-ethiopia
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Asnakew Achaw Ayele, Abebe Basazn Mekuria, Henok Getachew Tegegn, Begashaw Melaku Gebresillassie, Alemayehu Birhane Mekonnen, Daniel Asfaw Erku
Community pharmacy professionals are being widely accepted as sources of treatment and advice for managing minor ailments, largely owing to their location at the heart of the community. The aim of the present study was, therefore, to document the involvement of community pharmacy professionals in the management of minor ailments and perceived barriers that limit their provision of such services. Simulated patient (SP) visits combined with a qualitative study using in-depth interviews was conducted among community pharmacy professionals in Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300730/physical-activity-sleep-and-risk-of-respiratory-infections-a-swedish-cohort-study
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Francesca Ghilotti, Ann-Sofie Pesonen, Sara E Raposo, Henric Winell, Olof Nyrén, Ylva Trolle Lagerros, Amelie Plymoth
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies found higher levels of physical activity to be protective against infections and that short and long sleep negatively affects the immune response. However, these relationships remain debatable. We aimed to investigate if physical activity and sleep habits affect incidence of upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) in a prospective cohort study. METHODS: A total of 2,038 adults aged 25-64 years served as a random sample of the gainfully employed population of an industrial town in Sweden...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299900/guidelines-for-the-antibiotic-use-in-adults-with-acute-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
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REVIEW
Young Kyung Yoon, Chan Soon Park, Jae Wook Kim, Kyurin Hwang, Sei Young Lee, Tae Hoon Kim, Do Yang Park, Hyun Jun Kim, Dong Young Kim, Hyun Jong Lee, Hyun Young Shin, Yong Kyu You, Dong Ah Park, Shin Woo Kim
These guidelines were developed as part of the 2016 Policy Research Servicing Project by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A multidisciplinary approach was taken to formulate this guideline to provide practical information about the diagnosis and treatment of adults with acute upper respiratory tract infection, with the ultimate aim to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics. The formulation of this guideline was based on a systematic literature review and analysis of the latest research findings to facilitate evidence-based practice, and focused on key questions to help clinicians obtain solutions to clinical questions that may arise during the care of a patient...
December 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299243/chronic-disease-in-the-mojave-desert-tortoise-host-physiology-and-recrudescence-obscure-patterns-of-pathogen-transmission
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Franziska C Sandmeier, K Nichole Maloney, C Richard Tracy, David Hyde, Hamid Mohammadpour, Ron Marlow, Sally DuPré, Kenneth Hunter
A seminatural, factorial-design experiment was used to quantify dynamics of the pathogen Mycoplasma agassizii and upper respiratory tract disease in the Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) over 2 years. Groups of initially healthy animals were separated into serologically positive (seropositive), seronegative, and artificially infected groups and paired into 23 pens. We found no evidence of long-term immune protection to M. agassizii or of immunological memory. Initially seronegative, healthy tortoises experienced an equal amount of disease when paired with other seronegative groups as when paired with seropositive and artificially infected groups-suggesting that recrudescence is as significant as transmission in introducing disease in individuals in this host-pathogen system...
December 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298247/the-effect-of-early-knowledge-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-positivity-on-medical-decision-making-and-throughput-time-within-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Jessica Schnell, Lisa Schroeder, Kelly Sinclair, Lina Patel, Denise Dowd
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether early knowledge of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) positivity by rapid triage-based testing protocol improved emergency department (ED) throughput time and decreased ED ancillary testing and antibiotic administration. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed of ED patients aged 2 to 12 months, presenting November 1 to March 31 for the years 2008-2013. Included patients presented with fever and upper respiratory tract symptoms...
January 2, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286019/rothia-mucilaginosa-bacteraemia-in-an-immunocompetent-paediatric-patient-a-new-pathogen-to-take-into-account-a-case-report
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Silvia Luque-Pérez, Elena Cobos-Carrascosa, Jessica Guarino-Narváez, Verónica Fernández-Puentes, José M Eiros, Antonio Sánchez-Porto
Rothia mucilaginosa, previously known as Stomatococcus mucilaginosus, is a Gram-positive coccus that is part of the oropharyngeal microbiota and upper respiratory tract. It is mainly related to infections in immunosuppressed patients. Given its complex microbiological identification, its prevalence may be underestimated. We describe in this article a case of bacteraemia by Rothia in an immunocompetent paediatric patient without epidemiological or medical relevant history. In the available literature no cases of bacteraemia by Rothia mucilaginosa in immunocompetent paediatric patients have been reported...
December 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285648/bacteria-from-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-from-children-with-suspected-chronic-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-results-from-a-multi-center-cross-sectional-study-in-spain
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Amparo Escribano Montaner, Juan García de Lomas, José Ramón Villa Asensi, Oscar Asensio de la Cruz, Olga de la Serna Blázquez, Mikel Santiago Burruchaga, Pedro Mondéjar López, Alba Torrent Vernetta, Yang Feng, Melissa K Van Dyke, Janet Reyes, Pilar Garcia-Corbeira, Carla A Talarico
This cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence of bacteria isolated from Spanish children with suspected chronic lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) for whom bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was indicated. BAL fluid (BALF) was collected from 191 children (aged ≥ 6 months to < 6 years, with persistent or recurrent respiratory symptoms, non-responders to usual treatment) and cultured. Nasopharyngeal swabs (NPSs) were also obtained and cultured to assess concordance of BALF and NPS findings in the same patient...
December 29, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277461/intra-cranial-granulomatous-disease-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Catherine E Najem, Jason Springer, Richard Prayson, Daniel A Culver, James Fernandez, Jinny Tavee, Rula A Hajj-Ali
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is typically characterized by hypogammaglobulinemia and often but not always recurrent infections. Paradoxically, 8-22% of patients with CVID develop granulomatous disease. Granulomata have been described in many organs including the lungs, skin, liver, spleen, kidneys, eyes, lymph nodes, and intestines. Data about central nervous system (CNS) involvement in CVID are extremely rare. We aim to describe a case series and include an extensive literature review of CNS involvement in CVID to understand the different features and patterns of the disease...
October 20, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276769/low-incidence-of-opportunistic-infections-in-lupus-patients-treated-with-cyclophosphamide-and-steroids-in-a-tertiary-care-setting
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Shubhasree Banerjee, Ann Biehl, Maryam Ghaderi-Yeganeh, Zerai Manna, Sarfaraz Hasni
Background: Infection is common cause of morbidity and mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Our objective was to determine incidence and types of infections, particularly opportunistic infections, in SLE patients receiving cyclophosphamide, and to identify contribution of variables like demographics, steroid, other immunosuppressives, white blood cell and absolute neutrophil count to infection risk. Patients and Methods: We did retrospective chart review of SLE patients in our institute over last 10 years, who received minimum six cyclophosphamide infusions...
March 2017: Medical Research Archives
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