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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242744/lung-talaromyces-marneffei-infection-in-an-indonesian-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-patient
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Surya Darma, Yusrizal Djam'an Saleh, Tri Wibawa
Talaromycosis, a disseminated and progressive infection caused by Talaromyces marneffei, is highly endemic in the tropical region of Asia. However, accumulated data show very low incidence in Indonesia. Here, we report a case of papillary thyroid carcinoma with pulmonary T. marneffei infection. Screening of T. marneffei in this immunocompromised Indonesian patient is recommended even though the reported incidence of this particular fungal infection in Indonesia is low.
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241629/the-expression-of-mirc1-mir17-92-cluster-in-sputum-samples-correlates-with-pulmonary-exacerbations-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Kathrin Krause, Benjamin T Kopp, Mia F Tazi, Kyle Caution, Kaitlin Hamilton, Asmaa Badr, Chandra Shrestha, Dmitry Tumin, Don Hayes, Frank Robledo, Luanne Hall-Stoodley, Brett G Klamer, Xiaoli Zhang, Santiago Partida-Sanchez, Narasimham L Parinandi, Stephen E Kirkby, Duaa Dakhlallah, Karen S McCoy, Estelle Cormet-Boyaka, Amal O Amer
INTRODUCTION: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a multi-organ disorder characterized by chronic sino-pulmonary infections and inflammation. Many patients with CF suffer from repeated pulmonary exacerbations that are predictors of worsened long-term morbidity and mortality. There are no reliable markers that associate with the onset or progression of an exacerbation or pulmonary deterioration. Previously, we found that the Mirc1/Mir17-92a cluster which is comprised of 6 microRNAs (Mirs) is highly expressed in CF mice and negatively regulates autophagy which in turn improves CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) function...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240302/correlation-between-sinus-and-lung-cultures-in-lung-transplant-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
#3
Kevin J Choi, Tracy Z Cheng, Adam L Honeybrook, Alice L Gray, Laurie D Snyder, Scott M Palmer, Ralph Abi Hachem, David W Jang
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation has revolutionized the treatment of end-stage pulmonary disease due to cystic fibrosis. However, infection of the transplanted lungs can lead to serious complications, including graft failure and death. Although many of these patients have concurrent sinusitis, it is unclear whether bacteria from the sinuses can infect the allograft. METHODS: This is a single-institution retrospective study of all patients who underwent lung transplantation for cystic fibrosis from 2005 to 2015 at Duke University Hospital...
December 14, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239468/the-importance-of-risk-factors-for-the-prediction-of-patients-with-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Selçuk Kaya, Eda Gençalioğlu, Mehmet Sönmez, Iftihar Köksal
OBJECTIVE: Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a major challenge in the management of immunocompromised patients. Despite all the advances in diagnosis, it remains a problem. The purpose of our study was to investigate the risk factors associated with IPA seen in patients with hematological malignancies. METHOD: A total of 152 febrile neutropenia (FEN) patients with hematological malignancies aged over 18 years and receiving high-dose chemotherapy or stem cell transplant between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2012 were included in the study...
September 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239266/epidemiology-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-liver-failure-clinical-presentation-risk-factors-and-outcomes
#5
Xuan Zhang, Meifang Yang, Jianhua Hu, Hong Zhao, Lanjuan Li
Objective Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a severe and often lethal infection. The possible risk factors, clinical presentation, and treatment of patients with simultaneous liver failure and IPA have received little attention in previous studies. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of IPA in patients with liver failure in an effort to reduce patient mortality. Methods The patients with liver failure (including acute liver failure , sub-acute liver failure , acute-on-chronic liver failure and chronic liver failure) were recruited from 2011 to 2016...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239241/tuberculous-spondylitis-after-vertebral-augmentation-a-case-report-with-a-literature-review
#6
Sun Jia-Jia, Sun Zhi-Yong, Qian Zhong-Lai, Yang Hui-Lin, Zhu Xiao-Yu
Tuberculous spondylitis of vertebral augmentation following percutaneous vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty is rare. We report an unusual case of tuberculous spondylitis diagnosed after percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP). A 54-year-old woman presented to hospital complaining of back pain following a fall 20 days prior. Radiology showed an acute osteoporotic compression (L3 fracture). The patient denied a history of pulmonary tuberculosis and there were no signs of infection. The patient was discharged from hospital 2 days after undergoing L3 PKP with a dramatic improvement in her back pain...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239016/intestinal-and-hepatic-contributions-to-the-pharmacokinetic-interaction-between-gamithromycin-and-rifampicin-after-single-dose-and-multiple-dose-administration-in-healthy-foals
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S Berlin, S Wallstabe, E Scheuch, S Oswald, M Hasan, D Wegner, M Grube, M Venner, A Ullrich, W Siegmund
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment of foals with severe abscessing lung infection caused by Rhodococcus equi using rifampicin and a macrolide antibiotic can be compromised by extensive inhibition and/or induction of drug metabolising enzymes (e.g. CYP3A4) and transport proteins (e.g. P-glycoprotein), as has been shown for rifampicin and clarithromycin. The combination of rifampicin with the new, poorly metabolised gamithromycin, a long-acting analogue of azithromycin and tulathromycin with lower pharmacokinetic interaction potential, might be a suitable alternative...
December 14, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238722/clinical-epidemiological-and-histopathological-features-of-respiratory-involvement-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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REVIEW
Alessia Alunno, Roberto Gerli, Roberto Giacomelli, Francesco Carubbi
Although by definition rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an articular disorder, it is a systemic disease, and 18-40% of patients experience extra-articular manifestations (EAMs). The involvement of the respiratory system occurs in about 30-40% of RA patients, and in about 10-20% of them it represents the first manifestation of RA. A wide range of pulmonary manifestations are detectable in RA patients, including pulmonary parenchymal disease, pleural involvement, and airway and pulmonary inflammation. The clinical, radiological, and histological spectra of respiratory manifestations in RA reflect chronic immune activation, increased susceptibility to infection (often related to immunosuppressive medications), or direct drug...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238641/complication-rates-in-posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-plif-surgery-with-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-medicare-population
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Raed Alobaidaan, Jeremiah R Cohen, Elizabeth L Lord, Zorica Buser, S Tim Yoon, Jim A Youssef, Jong-Beom Park, Darrel S Brodke, Jeffrey C Wang, Hans-Joerg Meisel
Study Design: Retrospective cohort study among Medicare beneficiaries who underwent posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) surgery. Objective: To identify the complication rates associated with the use of bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2) in PLIF. Human BMP2 is commonly used in the "off-label" manner for various types of spine fusion procedures, including PLIF. However, recent studies have reported potential complications associated with the recombinant human BMP2 (rhBMP2) use in the posterior approach...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238634/asa-classification-as-a-risk-stratification-tool-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-a-study-of-5805-patients
#10
Sulaiman Somani, John Di Capua, Jun S Kim, Kevin Phan, Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Joung-Heon Kim, James Dowdell, Samuel K Cho
Study Design: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. Objectives: Adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery is a highly complex procedure that has high complication rates. Risk stratification tools can improve patient management and may lower complication rates and associated costs. The goal of this study was to identify the independent association between American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class and postoperative outcomes following ASD surgery...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238620/angiovac-system-used-for-vegetation-debulking-in-a-patient-with-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hossam Abubakar, Ahmed Rashed, Ahmed Subahi, Ahmed S Yassin, Mohamed Shokr, Mahir Elder
AngioVac is a vacuum-based device approved in 2014 for percutaneous removal of undesirable materials from the intravascular system. Although numerous reports exist with regard to the use of the AngioVac device in aspiration of iliocaval, pulmonary, upper extremity, and right-sided heart chamber thrombi, very few data are present demonstrating its use in treatment of right-sided endocarditis. In this case report, we describe the novel device used in debulking a large right-sided tricuspid valve vegetation reducing the occurrence of septic embolisation and enhancing the efficacy of antibiotics in clearance of bloodstream infection...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238334/evaluation-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-cytokines-as-biomarkers-for-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-at-risk-patients
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Samuel M Gonçalves, Katrien Lagrou, Cláudia S Rodrigues, Cláudia F Campos, Leticia Bernal-Martínez, Fernando Rodrigues, Ricardo Silvestre, Laura Alcazar-Fuoli, Johan A Maertens, Cristina Cunha, Agostinho Carvalho
Background: Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is an infection that primarily affects immunocompromised hosts, including hematological patients and stem-cell transplant recipients. The diagnosis of IPA remains challenging, making desirable the availability of new specific biomarkers. High-throughput methods now allow us to interrogate the immune system for multiple markers of inflammation with enhanced resolution. Methods: To determine whether a signature of alveolar cytokines could be associated with the development of IPA and used as a diagnostic biomarker, we performed a nested case-control study involving 113 patients at-risk...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237757/urine-lipoarabinomannan-glycan-in-hiv-negative-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-correlates-with-disease-severity
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Luisa Paris, Ruben Magni, Fatima Zaidi, Robyn Araujo, Neal Saini, Michael Harpole, Jorge Coronel, Daniela E Kirwan, Hannah Steinberg, Robert H Gilman, Emanuel F Petricoin, Roberto Nisini, Alessandra Luchini, Lance Liotta
An accurate urine test for pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), affecting 9.6 million patients worldwide, is critically needed for surveillance and treatment management. Past attempts failed to reliably detect the mycobacterial glycan antigen lipoarabinomannan (LAM), a marker of active TB, in HIV-negative, pulmonary TB-infected patients' urine (85% of 9.6 million patients). We apply a copper complex dye within a hydrogel nanocage that captures LAM with very high affinity, displacing interfering urine proteins. The technology was applied to study pretreatment urine from 48 Peruvian patients, all negative for HIV, with microbiologically confirmed active pulmonary TB...
December 13, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237706/patient-characteristics-resource-use-and-outcomes-associated-with-general-internal-medicine-hospital-care-the-general-medicine-inpatient-initiative-gemini-retrospective-cohort-study
#14
Amol A Verma, Yishan Guo, Janice L Kwan, Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, Shail Rawal, Terence Tang, Adina Weinerman, Peter Cram, Irfan A Dhalla, Stephen W Hwang, Andreas Laupacis, Muhammad M Mamdani, Steven Shadowitz, Ross Upshur, Robert J Reid, Fahad Razak
BACKGROUND: The precise scope of hospital care delivered under general internal medicine services remains poorly quantified. The purpose of this study was to describe the demographic characteristics, medical conditions, health outcomes and resource use of patients admitted to general internal medicine at 7 hospital sites in the Greater Toronto Area. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study involving all patients who were admitted to or discharged from general internal medicine at the study sites between Apr...
December 11, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237521/-clinical-features-of-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-complicated-by-pulmonary-infection-after-chemotherapy
#15
Pei-Fen Zhang, Xiao-Qin Feng, Cui-Ling Wu, Yu-Ming Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical features of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) complicated by pulmonary infection after chemotherapy. METHODS: The clinical data of 108 ALL children (115 case-times) with post-chemotherapy pulmonary infection were retrospectively reviewed. The risk factors for pulmonary infection and the relationship between pathogens and chest CT findings were evaluated. RESULTS: The highest incidence (77.4% ) of pulmonary infection occurred during remission induction, peaking at 31-60 days after chemotherapy...
December 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237500/impact-of-chronic-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease
#16
Hirofumi Kamata, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Ho Namkoong, Kazuma Yagi, Yohei Funatsu, Satoshi Okamori, Shunsuke Uno, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Makoto Ishii, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: In bronchiectasis patients, chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) infection has been associated with worse health-related quality of life (HRQL), but little is known about Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease (MACLD) patients in this context. This study aimed to evaluate HRQL and investigate the impact of chronic PA infection in MACLD patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted using the Registry of Prospective Cohort Study including MACLD patients...
December 13, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235156/ifn-%C3%AE-against-the-38-kda-antigen-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-discriminates-pulmonary-tuberculosis-from-infection-and-infection-from-exposure-evidence-from-a-study-of-human-population-in-a-high-endemic-setting
#17
Fekadu Abebe, Mulugeta Belay, Mengistu Legesse
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) 38-kDa antigen is an immunogenic lipoprotein that induces strong T-cell responses in experimental animals. However, there is limited information on the role of this antigen in human population. In this article, we present the dynamics of pro-inflammatory (IFN-γ and TNF-α) and anti-inflammatory cytokine (IL-10) against the 38 kDa in cohorts of pulmonary TB (PTB) patients, household contacts (HHCs), and community controls (CCs) in a high endemic setting. Whole blood assay was used to determine the levels of cytokines in 149 patients, 149 HHCs, and 68 CCs at baseline, 6 months, and 12 months...
December 13, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234587/pulmonary-papillary-adenocarcinoma-with-aspergillus-versicolor-infection-in-a-dog
#18
Rathiymaler Maniam, Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah, Mazlina Mazlan, Leslie Thian Lung Than
Papillary adenocarcinoma of the lungs is the most common primary lung adenocarcinoma, with the feature of papillary-like structure formation by cells. A dog was presented with the primary complaint of vomiting, hyporexia and increased respiratory effort. Thoracic radiography revealed increased soft tissue radiopacity of the right cranial lung lobe suggestive of possible consolidation or collapsed lung lobe, with generalised miliary nodular pattern throughout the other lung fields. The dog was euthanized humanely and necropsy was performed...
March 2018: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234569/a-case-of-localized-pulmonary-calcification-presenting-as-a-persistent-mass-lesion-in-an-immunosuppressed-patient-following-treatment-of-a-pseudomonas-pneumonia
#19
Matthew J Cecchini, Dominic L Shepherd, Jessica G Shepherd
We report a case of a persistent right upper lobe opacity following treatment for a Pseudomonas infection in an immunosuppressed patient with a recent renal transplantation. The patient underwent a surgical lung biopsy for definitive diagnosis of the mass. The lesion was composed of extensive calcifications deposited throughout the lung with associated fibrosis. The patient had a history of a remote parathyroidectomy for hyperparathyroidism; however, the parathyroid hormone (PTH) and the calcium levels were still mildly elevated...
October 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234083/nod2-is-required-for-the-early-innate-immune-clearance-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-from-the-lungs
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Sandeep D Kale, Neha Dikshit, Pankaj Kumar, Vanniarajan Balamuralidhar, Hanif Javanmard Khameneh, Najib Bin Abdul Malik, Tse Hsien Koh, Gladys Gek Yen Tan, Thuan Tong Tan, Alessandra Mortellaro, Bindu Sukumaran
Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) is a significant cause of severe nosocomial pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals world-wide. With limited treatment options available, a better understanding of host immnity to A. baumannii infection is critical to devise alternative control strategies. Our previous study has identified that intracellular Nod1/Nod2 signaling pathway is required for the immune control of A. baumannii in airway epithelial cells in vitro. In the current study, using Nod2-/- mice and an in vivo sublethal model of pulmonary infection, we show that Nod2 contributes to the early lung defense against A...
December 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
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