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Engi F Attia, Robert F Miller, Rashida A Ferrand
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The incidence of pulmonary infections has declined dramatically with improved access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and cotrimoxazole prophylaxis, but chronic lung disease (CLD) is an increasingly recognized but poorly understood complication in adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV. RECENT FINDINGS: There is a high prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms, abnormal spirometry and chest radiographic abnormalities among HIV-infected adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, wherein 90% of the world's HIV-infected children live...
October 7, 2016: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Ritesh Agarwal, Inderpaul S Sehgal, Sahajal Dhooria, Ashutosh N Aggarwal
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a complex pulmonary disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of wheezing, fleeting pulmonary opacities and bronchiectasis. It is the most prevalent of the Aspergillus disorders with an estimated five million cases worldwide. Despite six decades of research, the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of this condition remains controversial. The International Society for Human and Animal Mycology has formed a working group to resolve the controversies around this entity...
October 17, 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Clairelyne Dupin, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Olivier Favelle, Romain Costes, Philippe Gatault, Philippe Diot, Leslie Grammatico-Guillon, Laurent Guilleminault
PURPOSE: Little is known about hypogammaglobulinemia (HGG) in asthma patients. No data are available on the characteristics of adult patients with asthma and HGG. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective monocentric study between January 2006 and December 2012. Asthma patients with a serum immunoglobulin (Ig) quantitative analysis were included and classified into two groups depending on their serum IgG concentration: presence or absence of HGG. Clinical, biological, functional, and radiologic characteristics were compared in univariate and multivariate analysis, using a logistic regression model...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Immunology
Chiharu Yoshii, Soushi Uchida, Shingo Noguchi, Ryo Torii, Ikuko Shimabukuro, Kazuhiro Yatera
Although chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects one in several smokers, only a few patients are correctly diagnosed compared to the estimated number of patients. Several recent reports indicate that the development of rotator cuff tears is related to smoking. In this study, we investigated smoking status in patients with rotator cuff tears and evaluated the possibility of undiagnosed COPD by a pulmonary function test. The subjects were 150 consecutive patients over 40 years old, who had been diagnosed with rotator cuff tears and had been examined by a pulmonary function test before surgery in our orthopedic department between April 2011 and June 2015...
September 2016: Journal of UOEH
Marc Miravitlles, Anthony D'Urzo, Dave Singh, Vladimir Koblizek
Identifying patients at risk of exacerbations and managing them appropriately to reduce this risk represents an important clinical challenge. Numerous treatments have been assessed for the prevention of exacerbations and their efficacy may differ by patient phenotype. Given their centrality in the treatment of COPD, there is strong rationale for maximizing bronchodilation as an initial strategy to reduce exacerbation risk irrespective of patient phenotype. Therefore, in patients assessed as frequent exacerbators (>1 exacerbation/year) we propose initial bronchodilator treatment with a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA)/ long-acting β2-agonist (LABA)...
September 10, 2016: Respiratory Research
Isabelle Meunier, Béatrice Bocquet, Gilles Labesse, Christina Zeitz, Sabine Defoort-Dhellemmes, Annie Lacroux, Martine Mauget-Faysse, Isabelle Drumare, Anne-Sophie Gamez, Cyril Mathieu, Virginie Marquette, Lola Sagot, Claire-Marie Dhaenens, Carl Arndt, Patrick Carroll, Martine Remy-Jardin, Salomon Yves Cohen, José-Alain Sahel, Bernard Puech, Isabelle Audo, Sarah Mrejen, Christian P Hamel
To revisit the autosomal dominant Sorsby fundus dystrophy (SFD) as a syndromic condition including late-onset pulmonary disease. We report clinical and imaging data of ten affected individuals from 2 unrelated families with SFD and carrying heterozygous TIMP3 mutations (c.572A > G, p.Y191C, exon 5, in family 1 and c.113C > G, p.S38C, exon 1, in family 2). In family 1, all SFD patients older than 50 (two generations) had also a severe emphysema, despite no history of smoking or asthma. In the preceding generation, the mother died of pulmonary emphysema and she was blind after the age of 50...
2016: Scientific Reports
Alexandra F Freeman, Kenneth N Olivier
Elevated serum IgE has many etiologies including parasitic infection, allergy and asthma, malignancy, and immune dysregulation. The hyper-IgE syndromes caused by mutations in STAT3, DOCK8, and PGM3 are monogenic primary immunodeficiencies associated with high IgE, eczema, and recurrent infections. These primary immunodeficiencies are associated with recurrent pneumonias leading to bronchiectasis; however, each has unique features and genetic diagnosis is essential in guiding therapy, discussing family planning, and defining prognosis...
September 2016: Clinics in Chest Medicine
Young Kim, Hong-Yeul Lee, Kang-Mo Gu, Joo-Young Lee, Sang-Won Yoon, Tae-Yeon Park, Jae-Chol Choi, Jae-Yeol Kim, In-Won Park, Jong-Wook Shin, Byoung-Whui Choi, Jae-Woo Jung
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a pulmonary disease with small prevalence. Exposure to aspergillus mold causes immunologic hypersensitivity and may cause ranges of symptoms from minimal to detrimental outcomes. Diagnosing and treating the disease before the development of bronchiectasis may save the patient from poor outcomes. This report presents a case of recurrent ABPA without any symptom of asthma, which impeded the correct diagnosis even after numerous hospitalizations.
July 2016: Asia Pacific Allergy
Sumit Bose, Leslie C Grammer, Anju T Peters
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a persistent inflammatory disease that affects a multitude of people worldwide. The pathogenesis of CRS involves many factors including genetics, status of the sinonasal microbiome, infections, and environmental influences. Comorbidities associated with CRS include asthma, allergic rhinitis, bronchiectasis, and certain kinds of immunodeficiency. CRS can be divided into different subtypes based on endotypes and phenotypes. Infectious CRS is one such category. The etiology of infectious CRS is usually secondary to chronic bacterial infection that commonly begins with a viral upper respiratory tract infection...
July 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
Matthieu Buscot, Héloïse Pottier, Charles-Hugo Marquette, Sylvie Leroy
BACKGROUND: Data concerning phenotypes in bronchiectasis are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the clinical, functional and microbiological phenotypes of patients with bronchiectasis. METHODS: A monocentric retrospective study in a university hospital in France was conducted over 10 years (2002-2012). Non-cystic fibrosis patients with tomographic confirmation of bronchiectasis were included. The clinical, functional and microbiological data of patients were analyzed relying on the underlying etiology...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Rachel Margaret Roberts, Jayanta Mukherjee, David Phillips
We present a case of a man in his late 60s, who had spent 3-4 months of the year in rural Spain, presenting with intermittent hoarseness of voice. He had a background of asthma and bronchiectasis, and was taking inhaled corticosteroids. His dysphonia was initially managed as bronchiectasis with little improvement. Bronchoscopy revealed a cystic lesion on his left vocal fold, and tissue biopsy revealed Leishmania amastigotes. This confirmed a diagnosis of laryngeal leishmaniasis. We propose that this is likely secondary to his inhaled corticosteroid therapy...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Virginia Mirra, Marco Maglione, Laida L Di Micco, Silvia Montella, Francesca Santamaria
In the past decades improved surgical techniques and better neonatal supportive care have resulted in reduced mortality of patients with esophageal atresia (EA), with or without tracheoesophageal fistula, and in increased prevalence of long-term complications, especially respiratory manifestations. This integrative review describes the techniques currently used in the pediatric clinical practice for assessing EA-related respiratory disease. We also present a novel algorithm for the evaluation and surveillance of lung disease in EA...
May 29, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Timm Greulich, Christoph Nell, Christian Herr, Claus Vogelmeier, Viktor Kotke, Stefan Wiedmann, Marion Wencker, Robert Bals, Andreas Rembert Koczulla
BACKGROUND: Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is an autosomal codominant inherited disease that is significantly underdiagnosed. We have previously shown that the combination of an awareness campaign with the offer of free diagnostic testing results in the detection of a relevant number of severely deficient AATD patients. The present study provides an update on the results of our targeted screening program (German AAT laboratory, University of Marburg) covering a period from August 2003 to May 2015...
2016: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
W Y Liu, Q Yu, H M Yue, J B Zhang, L Li, X Y Wang, J M Hu, T Feng, J Y Pu, X Bai
OBJECTIVE: To explore the distribution characteristics of etiology and clinical feature of chronic cough in Lanzhou. METHODS: Based on the guidelines of the diagnostic process of chronic cough in China, data of medical history and physical examinations were collected, and chest X-ray, pulmonary function plus airway hyperresponsiveness, induced sputum eosinophils, sinus X-ray or CT, 24 h esophageal pH monitoring, chest high-resolution CT and bronchoscopy were performed accordingly for outpatients with chronic cough...
May 2016: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Feng-Jia Chen, Huai Liao, Xin-Yan Huang, Can-Mao Xie
BACKGROUND: Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) measurement is a simple, rapid, highly reproducible, and noninvasive method of airway inflammation assessment. Therefore, FeNO is extensively used for the diagnosis and management of asthma. The feasibility of using FeNO as an alternative to conventional pulmonary function test to differentiate patients with bronchiectasis (BE) and bronchial asthma from those with BE only remains unclear. METHODS: From February 2013 to February 2015, 99 patients diagnosed with BE through high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) were subjected to FeNO measurement, bronchial challenge test (BCT), or bronchodilator test...
May 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
I S Sehgal, S Dhooria, D Behera, R Agarwal
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a pulmonary disorder that results from immune responses mounted against antigens of Aspergillus fumigatus, resulting in non-specific respiratory symptoms and structural lung damage. Classically defined in individuals suffering from bronchial asthma and cystic fibrosis, ABPA has recently been described in other lung diseases including COPD, pulmonary tuberculosis, idiopathic bronchiectasis and others. Herein, we report the first case of ABPA complicating Swyer-James-Macleod's syndrome that was successfully treated with oral antifungal therapy...
May 2016: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Anja Thronicke, Nikola Heger, Elisabeth Antweiler, Alexander Krannich, Jobst Roehmel, Claudia Brandt, Doris Staab, Kathrin Tintelnot, Carsten Schwarz
BACKGROUND: Late diagnosis of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is associated with significant lung function decline and morbidity in cystic fibrosis (CF). The association of ABPA and domestic pet ownership in patients with CF has not been elucidated yet. Our objective was to determine the association of ABPA with pet ownership in patients with CF. METHODS: Clinical and microbiological data from certified local patient registry were analyzed for 109 patients with CF aged 1-64 years: 55 pet owner and 54 non-pet owners...
September 2016: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Marie De Loof, Els De Leenheer, Gabriële Holtappels, Claus Bachert
Woakes' syndrome is characterised by severe recurrent nasal polyps in early childhood with broadening of the nose, nasal dyscrinia, frontal sinus aplasia and bronchiectasis. Eosinophilic otitis media (EOM) is an intractable condition that can cause gradual or sudden deterioration of hearing and is associated with comorbid asthma. For these reasons, both diseases must be recognised and treated appropriately. We present a case of a 20-year-old man with Woakes' syndrome complicated by EOM, with polyps in both middle ears; this condition has so far not been described as an entity of eosinophilic disease in the literature...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Ashok Shah, Chandramani Panjabi
In susceptible individuals, inhalation of Aspergillus spores can affect the respiratory tract in many ways. These spores get trapped in the viscid sputum of asthmatic subjects which triggers a cascade of inflammatory reactions that can result in Aspergillus-induced asthma, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), and allergic Aspergillus sinusitis (AAS). An immunologically mediated disease, ABPA, occurs predominantly in patients with asthma and cystic fibrosis (CF). A set of criteria, which is still evolving, is required for diagnosis...
July 2016: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
Béla Nagy, Béla Nagy, Libor Fila, Luka A Clarke, Ferenc Gönczy, Olga Bede, Dóra Nagy, Rita Újhelyi, Ágnes Szabó, Andrea Anghelyi, Miklós Major, Zsolt Bene, Zsolt Fejes, Péter Antal-Szalmás, Harjit Pal Bhattoa, György Balla, János Kappelmayer, Margarida D Amaral, Milan Macek, István Balogh
BACKGROUND: Increased expression of the human epididymis protein 4 (HE4) was previously described in lung biopsy samples from patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). It remains unknown, however, whether serum HE4 concentrations are elevated in CF. METHODS: Seventy-seven children with CF from six Hungarian CF centers and 57 adult patients with CF from a Czech center were enrolled. In addition, 94 individuals with non-CF lung diseases and 117 normal control subjects with no pulmonary disorders were analyzed...
September 2016: Chest
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