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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889304/dual-antibiotics-for-bronchiectasis
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REVIEW
Lambert M Felix, Seamus Grundy, Stephen J Milan, Ross Armstrong, Haley Harrison, Dave Lynes, Sally Spencer
BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis is a chronic respiratory disease characterised by abnormal and irreversible dilatation of the smaller airways and associated with a mortality rate greater than twice that of the general population. Antibiotics serve as front-line therapy for managing bacterial load, but their use is weighed against the development of antibiotic resistance. Dual antibiotic therapy has the potential to suppress infection from multiple strains of bacteria, leading to more successful treatment of exacerbations, reduced symptoms, and improved quality of life...
June 11, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29883223/respiratory-insufficiency-from-myasthenia-gravis-and-polymyositis-due-to-malignant-thymoma-triggering-takotsubo-syndrome
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Josef Finsterer, Claudia Stöllberger, Chen-Yu Ho
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is a non-ischemic cardiomyopathy with sudden but transient systolic dysfunction. TTS mimics myocardial infarction clinically, chemically, and electrocardiographically but echocardiography typically shows apical ballooning and coronary angiography is normal. TTS has not been reported in a patient with myasthenia gravis (MG) and polymyositis due to a malignant thymoma. CASE REPORT: Two weeks prior to admission, a 76yo female developed dysarthria, chronic coughing, and disabling myalgias of the entire musculature...
June 8, 2018: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29851765/-acute-variceal-bleeding-causes-significant-morbidity
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Marta Carneiro de Moura, Shiyi Chen, Binita M Kamath, Vicky Lee Ng, Simon C Ling
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The need for primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in children is unclear due to insufficient evidence of the efficacy of prophylactic therapy and the mortality and morbidity associated with the first bleeding event. Previous studies have provided estimates of mortality. We aimed to investigate the morbidity associated with acute variceal bleeding (AVB) in children and to identify contributing factors. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed children with chronic liver disease or portal vein thrombosis admitted with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding between 2000 and 2015...
May 30, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29850635/aberrant-peripheral-immune-function-in-a-good-syndrome-patient
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Xian Chen, Jie-Xin Zhang, Wen-Wen Shang, Wei-Ping Xie, Shu-Xian Jin, Fang Wang
Good's syndrome (GS) is often accompanied by recurrent respiratory infections and chronic diarrhea. The main purpose was to evaluate the peripheral immune status of a GS patient after thymoma resection. Twenty healthy volunteers were recruited as healthy controls (HCs). Flow cytometry was applied to determine the proportions of circuiting CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells, γδ T cells, and regulatory T (Treg) cells in our GS patient. We also examined the proliferation capability of ex vivo CD4+ T cells and detected the levels of cytokines interferon- (IFN-) γ and interleukin-17A secreted by ex vivo immune cells from this GS patient...
2018: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29845600/neuromuscular-electrostimulation-for-adults-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Kylie Hill, Vinicius Cavalheri, Sunita Mathur, Marc Roig, Tania Janaudis-Ferreira, Priscila Robles, Thomas E Dolmage, Roger Goldstein
BACKGROUND: In people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the use of neuromuscular electrostimulation (NMES) either alone, or together with conventional exercise training, might improve the condition of the peripheral muscles, increase exercise capacity and functional performance, reduce symptoms and improve health-related quality of life (HRQoL). OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of NMES, applied in isolation or concurrently with conventional exercise training to one or more peripheral muscles, on peripheral muscle force and endurance, muscle size, exercise capacity, functional performance, symptoms, HRQoL and adverse events in people with COPD...
May 29, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785103/chinese-version-of-the-severe-respiratory-insufficiency-questionnaire-for-patients-with-copd-receiving-long-term-oxygen-therapy
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Lili Guan, Jiawen Xu, Weiliang Wu, Jianhua Chen, Xiaoying Li, Bingpeng Guo, Yuqiong Yang, Yating Huo, Luqian Zhou, Rongchang Chen
Purpose: Patients with advanced-stage COPD often experience severe hypoxemia. Treatment with long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) may relieve patients' symptoms and increase survival. As COPD is incurable, improving patients' health-related quality of life is important. The Chinese version of the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (SRI) is valid for patients with hypercapnic COPD undergoing noninvasive positive airway pressure ventilation at home. However, the reliability and validity of the Chinese SRI for patients with COPD undergoing LTOT have not been investigated...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773292/health-related-quality-of-life-measurement-in-patients-with-chronic-respiratory-failure
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REVIEW
Toru Oga, Wolfram Windisch, Tomohiro Handa, Toyohiro Hirai, Kazuo Chin
The improvement of health-related quality of life (HRQL) is an important goal in managing patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) receiving long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) and/or domiciliary noninvasive ventilation (NIV). Two condition-specific HRQL questionnaires have been developed to specifically assess these patients: the Maugeri Respiratory Failure Questionnaire (MRF) and the Severe Respiratory Insufficiency Questionnaire (SRI). The MRF is more advantageous in its ease of completion; conversely, the SRI measures diversified health impairments more multi-dimensionally and discriminatively with greater balance, especially in patients receiving NIV...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766487/inhaled-corticosteroids-for-bronchiectasis
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REVIEW
Nitin Kapur, Helen L Petsky, Scott Bell, John Kolbe, Anne B Chang
BACKGROUND: Bronchiectasis is being increasingly diagnosed and recognised as an important contributor to chronic lung disease in both adults and children in high- and low-income countries. It is characterised by irreversible dilatation of airways and is generally associated with airway inflammation and chronic bacterial infection. Medical management largely aims to reduce morbidity by controlling the symptoms, reduce exacerbation frequency, improve quality of life and prevent the progression of bronchiectasis...
May 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765785/spondylocostal-dysostosis-a-literature-review-and-case-report-with-long-term-follow-up-of-a-conservatively-managed-patient
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Brendan R Southam, Adam P Schumaier, Alvin H Crawford
Introduction: Patients with spondylocostal dysostosis (SCD) have congenital spine and rib deformities associated with frequently severe thoracic insufficiency and respiratory compromise. The literature is largely composed of case reports and small cohorts, and there is little information regarding adults with this condition. In this report, we describe the natural history of a conservatively treated patient and include quality-of-life issues such as childbearing, athletic participation, and occupational selection...
2018: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758578/-cf-lung-disease-a-german-s3-guideline-module-2-diagnostics-and-treatment-in-chronic-infection-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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C Schwarz, B Schulte-Hubbert, J Bend, M Abele-Horn, I Baumann, W Bremer, F Brunsmann, D Dieninghoff, O Eickmeier, H Ellemunter, R Fischer, J Grosse-Onnebrink, J Hammermann, H Hebestreit, M Hogardt, C Hügel, M Hug, S Illing, A Jung, B Kahl, A Koitschev, R Mahlberg, J G Mainz, F Mattner, A Mehl, A Möller, C Muche-Borowski, T Nüßlein, M Puderbach, S Renner, E Rietschel, F C Ringshausen, S Schmidt, L Sedlacek, H Sitter, C Smaczny, B Tümmler, R Vonberg, M O Wielpütz, H Wilkens, B Wollschläger, J Zerlik, U Düesberg, S van Koningsbruggen-Rietschel
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common autosomal-recessive genetic disease affecting approximately 8000 people in Germany. The disease is caused by mutations in the Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene leading to dysfunction of CFTR, a transmembrane chloride channel. This defect causes insufficient hydration of the epithelial lining fluid which leads to chronic inflammation of the airways. Recurrent infections of the airways as well as pulmonary exacerbations aggravate chronic inflammation, lead to pulmonary fibrosis and tissue destruction up to global respiratory insufficiency, which is responsible for the mortality in over 90 % of patients...
May 2018: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701371/surgical-treatment-of-complications-55-years-after-extraperiosteal-lucite-ball-plombage-for-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Telma Calado, Magda Alvoeiro, Daniel Cabral, Mariana Antunes, Francisco Félix
INTRODUCTION: In the 1930-50s, before the introduction of antimicrobial drugs and development of techniques of pulmonary resssection, collapse therapy was the mainstream of treatment for cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis. The methods to achieve the collapse included artificial pneumothorax with air refills, phrenic nerve crush, thoracoplasty and extrapleural plombage. The plombage involves creating a cavity surgically under the ribs in the upper chest wall and filling the space with inert material, such fat, paraffin wax, rubber ballons, oil and methyl-methacrylate (Lucite) balls...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694991/bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-can-we-agree-on-a-definition
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Eduardo Bancalari, Deepak Jain
The advances in obstetric and neonatal care over the last half century have resulted in changes in pathophysiology and clinical presentation of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). In contrast to the original description of BPD by Northway et al as a severe lung injury in relatively mature preterm infants, the most common form of BPD currently is characterized by chronic respiratory insufficiency in extremely preterm infants. This evolution in the presentation of BPD, along with changes in respiratory support strategies such as increased use of nasal cannula oxygen, has presented a unique challenge to find a definition that describes the severity of lung damage and predict the long-term respiratory outcomes with some accuracy...
May 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685414/a-novel-capn3-mutation-in-late-onset-limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-with-early-respiratory-insufficiency
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Jennifer M Martinez-Thompson, Steven A Moore, Teerin Liewluck
We describe a 70 year-old independently ambulatory man with a 10-year history of progressive axial and limb-girdle weakness, hyperCKemia, and a 5-year history of dyspnea requiring nocturnal ventilatory support due to a known c.1309C>T (p.Arg437Cys) variant and a novel in-frame deletion of exons 17-19 in the calpain-3 encoding gene (CAPN3). Pulmonary function tests revealed neuromuscular respiratory weakness. Biceps femoris biopsy showed chronic myopathic changes, numerous lobulated fibers, and reduced calpain-3 immunoreactivity...
July 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684791/the-role-of-promyelocytic-leukemia-protein-in-steatosis-associated-hepatic-tumors-related-to-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Yih-Lin Chung, Mei-Ling Wu
The persistence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is a risk factor for the development of steatosis-associated tumors in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, yet little is known about the metabolic link with this factor. We correlated HBV-related pathogenesis in genetically engineered mice and human carriers with metabolic proteomics and lipogenic gene expression profiles. The immunohistochemistry showed that the promyelocytic leukemia protein (PML, a tumor suppressor involved in genome maintenance and fatty acid oxidation), being inversely influenced by the dynamic HBsAg levels from acute phase to seroclearance, appeared as a lipo-metabolic switch linking HBsAg-induced steatosis (lipogenesis) to HBsAg-lost fat-burning hepatocarcinogenesis (lipolysis)...
June 2018: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682370/fatal-pneumococcus-sepsis-after-treatment-of-late-antibody-mediated-kidney-graft-rejection
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Gunilla Einecke, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Nils Hanke, Hermann Haller, Anke Schwarz
Antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) is a major cause of late renal allograft dysfunction and graft loss. Risks and benefits of treatment of late ABMR have not been evaluated in randomized clinical trials. We report on a 35-year-old patient with deterioration in renal function and progressive proteinuria 15 years after transplantation. Recurrent infections after a splenectomy following traumatic splenic rupture 3 years earlier had led to reduction of immunosuppression. Renal transplant biopsy showed glomerular double contours, 40% fibrosis/tubular atrophy, peritubular capillaritis, and positive C4d staining indicating chronic-active ABMR...
2018: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681633/secondary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-critically-ill-patients
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Carlos Alberto Peña-Pérez, Juan Alberto Díaz Ponce-Medrano
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare idiopathic condition with immunopathogenic mechanisms where there is chronic progressive destruction of the biliary tree. Secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC) is clinically comparable to PSC, but is caused by specific processes which directly damage the biliary tree; examples include recurrent pancreatitis, bile duct malignancy, congenital bile duct abnormalities. A new cause of SSC has been described during or following significant critical illness associated with severe respiratory insufficiency, vasopressor requirement, shock and sepsis...
2018: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653187/mid-cervical-spinal-cord-contusion-causes-robust-deficits-in-respiratory-parameters-and-pattern-variability
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Philippa M Warren, Cara Campanaro, Frank J Jacono, Warren J Alilain
Mid-cervical spinal cord contusion disrupts both the pathways and motoneurons vital to the activity of inspiratory muscles. The present study was designed to determine if a rat contusion model could result in a measurable deficit to both ventilatory and respiratory motor function under "normal" breathing conditions at acute to chronic stages post trauma. Through whole body plethysmography and electromyography we assessed respiratory output from three days to twelve weeks after a cervical level 3 (C3) contusion...
April 10, 2018: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652272/comparison-of-immediate-extubation-versus-ultrafast-tracking-strategy-in-the-management-of-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery
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Amarja Sachin Nagre, Nagesh P Jambures
Introduction: Ultrafast tracking of anesthesia (UFTA) is practiced routinely, whereas immediate on-table extubation after off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) grafting surgery has many concerns. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of immediate extubation (IE) versus UFTA. Methods: Sixty patients were enrolled who underwent OPCAB surgery. The two groups IE and UFTA had thirty patients each. Inclusion criteria were patients for OPCAB surgery including left main stenosis...
April 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609727/medical-cannabis-and-the-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-an-american-academy-of-sleep-medicine-position-statement
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Kannan Ramar, Ilene M Rosen, Douglas B Kirsch, Ronald D Chervin, Kelly A Carden, R Nisha Aurora, David A Kristo, Raman K Malhotra, Jennifer L Martin, Eric J Olson, Carol L Rosen, James A Rowley
The diagnosis and effective treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults is an urgent health priority. Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy remains the most effective treatment for OSA, although other treatment options continue to be explored. Limited evidence citing small pilot or proof of concept studies suggest that the synthetic medical cannabis extract dronabinol may improve respiratory stability and provide benefit to treat OSA. However, side effects such as somnolence related to treatment were reported in most patients, and the long-term effects on other sleep quality measures, tolerability, and safety are still unknown...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578426/dysfunction-of-various-organ-systems-induced-by-sepsis-with-underlying-severe-myelomic-diseases-and-prostate-cancer-case-report
#20
L Ratiani, N Intskirveli, L Goliadze, T Chkhikvadze, L Koptonashvili, E Khuchua
A 65-year-old male patient, unconscious, was admitted into the clinic by the Ambulance. From the patient's medical history it was revealed that several hours before the admission in the clinic the following symptoms were present: shortness of breath, fever, hypotonia, consciousness inhibition, because of which emergency brigade was called and was brought by the Emergency Brigade. The history is loaded by chronic pathologies: myeloma disease, prostate cancer, ciliary arrhythmia, heart failure; received several courses of polichemotherapy, last ten days has been treated for pneumonia with antibiotics of ceftriaxone group in outpatient setting...
February 2018: Georgian Medical News
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