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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932686/a-positive-rapid-strep-test-in-a-young-adult-with-acute-pharyngitis-be-careful-what-you-wish-for
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Burke A Cunha
In young adults with acute pharyngitis, the main differential diagnosis is between GAS pharyngitis, EBV infectious mononucleosis, or other causes of viral pharyngitis. A positive RST does not differentiate GAS colonization from infection as is well illustrated by this case. Laboratory test results must be interpreted in the appropriate clinical context to be diagnostically meaningful. The RST only detects group A streptococci, but does not, of itself, implicate a causative role in the patient's pharyngitis...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931508/corticosteroids-for-treatment-of-sore-throat-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-trials
#2
Behnam Sadeghirad, Reed A C Siemieniuk, Romina Brignardello-Petersen, Davide Papola, Lyubov Lytvyn, Per Olav Vandvik, Arnaud Merglen, Gordon H Guyatt, Thomas Agoritsas
Objective To estimate the benefits and harms of using corticosteroids as an adjunct treatment for sore throat.Design Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised control trials.Data sources Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), trial registries up to May 2017, reference lists of eligible trials, related reviews.Study selection Randomised controlled trials of the addition of corticosteroids to standard clinical care for patients aged 5 or older in emergency department and primary care settings with clinical signs of acute tonsillitis, pharyngitis, or the clinical syndrome of sore throat...
September 20, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924068/-endovascular-treatment-for-carotid-blowout-syndrome-after-radiation-for-esophageal-cancer-a-case-report
#3
Shigefumi Takahashi, Tomohiro Kawaguchi, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Atsuhiro Nakagawa, Miki Fujimura, Takenori Ogawa, Yukio Katori, Teiji Tominaga
Here, we discuss a case of carotid blowout syndrome successfully treated with endovascular parent artery occlusion. A 71-year-old woman underwent treatment for esophageal cancer resection, followed by 50-Gy radiotherapy, 19 years prior. Due to local recurrence, she underwent 66- and 72-Gy radiation treatments at 2 and 4 years after the initial treatment, respectively. Afterward, tracheostomy and enterostomy were performed. This time, she was transported to our emergency department because of acute eruptive bleeding from the tracheal tube...
September 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918176/ninety-day-mortality-after-radical-radiotherapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#4
L Dixon, K Garcez, L W Lee, A Sykes, N Slevin, D Thomson
AIMS: Treatment for head and neck cancers using definitive radiotherapy, with or without chemotherapy, is associated with significant acute toxicity. Our aim was to assess 90 day mortality after radical radiotherapy. A further aim was to identify patient, tumour or treatment factors associated with early death after treatment and whether these could be used to predict outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 1116 patients with squamous cell pharyngeal and larynx cancer between January 2011 and December 2015 were included...
September 13, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881007/delayed-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-respiratory-infections
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Kp Spurling, Chris B Del Mar, Liz Dooley, Ruth Foxlee, Rebecca Farley
BACKGROUND: Concerns exist regarding antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) owing to adverse reactions, cost, and antibacterial resistance. One proposed strategy to reduce antibiotic prescribing is to provide prescriptions, but to advise delay in antibiotic use with the expectation that symptoms will resolve first. This is an update of a Cochrane Review originally published in 2007, and updated in 2010 and 2013. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects on clinical outcomes, antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance, and patient satisfaction of advising a delayed prescription of antibiotics in respiratory tract infections...
September 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869722/pain-relief-of-sore-throat-with-a-new-anti-inflammatory-throat-lozenge-ibuprofen-25%C3%A2-mg-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-international-phase-iii-study
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Athmane Bouroubi, Yves Donazzolo, Franck Donath, Ron Eccles, Marc Russo, Nadine Harambillet, Stéphanie Gautier, Agnès Montagne
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of a new oromucosal ibuprofen form, ibuprofen 25 mg lozenge, in single and repeat dosing for up to 4 days, to the matched placebo, in the treatment of acute sore throat pain in adults. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, adult patients with non-streptococcal sore throat and signs of moderate-to-severe associated pain (≥5 on the objective Tonsillo-Pharyngitis Assessment 21-point scale and ≥60 mm on the subjective 0-100 mm visual analogue Sore Throat Pain Intensity Scale [STPIS]) were assigned ibuprofen 25 mg (n=194) or matching placebo (n=191) lozenge treatment...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869530/unexplained-dyspnea-in-a-young-adult-with-epstein-barr-virus-infectious-mononucleosis-pulmonary-involvement-or-co-infection-with-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia
#7
Burke A Cunha, Scarlet Herrarte Fornos
Clinically, in young immunocompetent adults, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) usually manifests as infectious mononucleosis (IM). Typical clinical findings of EBV IM include fever, profound fatigue, pharyngitis, bilateral posterior cervical adenopathy, and splenomegaly. Respiratory involvement with EBV IM may occur, but is distinctly rare. We present a case of a 20 year old female who with classic EBV IM, but was inexplicably dyspneic and hypoxemic. Further diagnostic testing confirmed co-infection with Mycoplasma pneumoniae...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859019/age-specific-antibiotic-prescribing-and-adherence-to-guidelines-in-pediatric-patients-in-primary-care
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Verica Ivanovska, Karin Hek, Aukje K Mantel-Teeuwisse, Hubert G M Leufkens, Liset van Dijk
BACKGROUND: Most antibiotics in children are used to treat viral and self-limiting conditions. This study aims to compare physicians' adherence to guidelines on antibiotic prescribing in fever and in ear and respiratory infections to children in different age groups in the Netherlands. METHODS: Data were used from the NIVEL Primary Care Database. For all pediatric episodes of fever, acute otitis media (AOM), streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat), sinusitis, acute tonsillitis, acute bronchitis/bronchiolitis and pneumonia in 2012, we determined whether national guidelines were followed in regard to whether an antibiotic was prescribed, and the type of antibiotic...
August 28, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836005/grading-dysphagia-as-a-toxicity-of-head-and-neck-cancer-differences-in-severity-classification-based-on-mbs-digest-and-clinical-ctcae-grades
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Ryan P Goepfert, Jan S Lewin, Martha P Barrow, Carla L Warneke, Clifton D Fuller, Stephen Y Lai, Randal S Weber, Katherine A Hutcheson
Clinician-reported toxicity grading through common terminology criteria for adverse events (CTCAE) stages dysphagia based on symptoms, diet, and tube dependence. The new dynamic imaging grade of swallowing toxicity (DIGEST) tool offers a similarly scaled five-point ordinal summary grade of pharyngeal swallowing as determined through results of a modified barium swallow (MBS) study. This study aims to inform clinicians on the similarities and differences between dysphagia severity according to clinical CTCAE and MBS-derived DIGEST grading...
August 23, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813449/influenza-virus-infections-among-patients-attending-emergency-department-according-to-main-reason-to-presenting-to-ed-a-3-year-prospective-observational-study-during-seasonal-epidemic-periods
#10
Enrique Casalino, Stephanie Antoniol, Nadhira Fidouh, Christophe Choquet, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Xavier Duval, Benoit Visseaux, Laurent Pereira
OBJECTIVE: The role of influenza virus in patients presenting at ED during seasonal-epidemic periods has not previously been specified. Our objective was to determine its frequency according to clinical presentation. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study conducted during three-consecutive seasonal Influenza epidemics (2013-2015), including patients presenting i) community-acquired pneumonia (CAP); ii) severe acute symptoms (SAS): respiratory failure (RF), hemodynamic failure (HF), cardiac failure (CF), and miscellaneous symptoms (M); iii) symptoms suggesting influenza (PSSI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802059/overlap-of-acute-mydriasis-and-acute-pharyngeal-weakness-associated-with-anti-gq1b-antibodies
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Benjamin R Wakerley, Shinsuke Hamada, Kunio Tashiro, Fumio Moriwaka, Nobuhiro Yuki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 12, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796768/emm-type-distribution-of-group-a-streptococcus-isolates-from-the-throat-swabs-of-children-living-in-areas-with-a-high-northland-and-gisborne-or-low-palmerston-north-incidence-of-acute-rheumatic-fever
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Noah Mhlanga, Grace Sharp, Mary Nulsen
AIM: To assess the circulating emm types of pharyngeal isolates of group A streptococcus (GAS) among school children living in Northland, the Gisborne region and Palmerston North, New Zealand. METHODS: GAS were isolated from throat swabs sent to laboratories in Northland (197 in 2013) and Gisborne (115 in 2014-15) and from children enrolled in the Palmerston North Solar Ventilation Project (70 in 2013-14). The incidences of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) cases in the three regions in 2014 were 9, 19...
August 11, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781106/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-pharyngitis-is-there-any-benefit-on-ten-day-course-of-antibiotics
#13
Catarina Oliveira Pereira, Daniela Ramos, Patrícia Mação, Gustavo Januário, Luís Januário
INTRODUCTION: In group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis a ten-day course of amoxicillin is recommended. However, short-course treatments seem to be equally effective. The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate and compare the outcome of patients treated with 7-day course and 10-day course of amoxicillin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all GAS pharyngitis admitted to a paediatric emergency department in 2014. Demographic variables, the application and results of the rapid antigenic diagnostic test (RADT), treatment, complications and return in the next 30 days were analysed...
August 3, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756476/development-of-pyriform-sinus-suctioning-programs-for-aspiration-pneumonia-prevention-during-the-acute-stroke
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Yuki Inui, Yayoi Kamakura, Junko Fukada, Masahiko Yoneda, Emiko Kataoka, Yasuko Usami, Miki Sugiura, Tetsuya Nagatani, Yukio Seki, Norikazu Hatano, Keizo Yasui
Aspiration due to dysphagia is a factor associated with pneumonia during acute stroke. In such cases, it is likely that secretions in the pyriform sinuses enter the laryngeal inlet. The present study was based on the idea that it is possible to reduce aspiration pneumonia by periodically suctioning and removing such secretions (pyriform sinus suctioning), a study was conducted in a single facility. The incidence of pneumonia as a dependent variable was compared between before (control) and after (intervention group) intervention with pyriform sinus suctioning as an independent variable...
July 29, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751488/guideline-recommendations-and-antimicrobial-resistance-the-need-for-a-change
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Christelle Elias, Lorenzo Moja, Dominik Mertz, Mark Loeb, Gilles Forte, Nicola Magrini
OBJECTIVES: Antimicrobial resistance has become a global burden for which inappropriate antimicrobial use is an important contributing factor. Any decisions on the selection of antibiotics use should consider their effects on antimicrobial resistance. The objective of this study was to assess the extent to which antibiotic prescribing guidelines have considered resistance patterns when making recommendations for five highly prevalent infectious syndromes. DESIGN: We used Medline searches complemented with extensive use of Web engine to identify guidelines on empirical treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, urinary tract infections, acute otitis media, rhinosinusitis and pharyngitis...
July 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748320/the-relationship-between-lesion-localization-and-dysphagia-in-acute-stroke
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Stephanie K Daniels, Shweta Pathak, Shalini V Mukhi, Carol B Stach, Robert O Morgan, Jane A Anderson
Factors that can facilitate early identification of individuals at risk of dysphagia such as stroke location are potentially of great benefit. The aim of this study was to examine the role of hemisphere and lesion location in assessing dysphagia pattern and airway invasion as identified through the use of validated, standardized interpretation measures for the videofluoroscopic swallowing study. Consecutive patients (N = 80) presenting with stroke symptoms who had a first-time acute ischemic stroke confirmed on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) scan participated...
July 26, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719715/long-term-recurrence-free-survival-after-an-unplanned-reduction-in-radiotherapy-for-hpv-positive-oropharyngeal-scc-two-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#17
Jason Liu, David Goldenberg, Salah Almokadem, Henry Crist, Heath B Mackley
There is currently no clear distinction between the treatment of HPV-positive and HPV-negative oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). HPV-positive OPSCC has been demonstrated to be more radiosensitive than its HPV-negative counterpart. Despite this, patients with HPV-positive OPSCC continue to receive a full dose of radiation (70 Gy) outside clinical trials. However, this high dose comes with considerable morbidities, including severe mucositis, dysphagia, and xerostomia. We describe the cases of 2 patients with HPV-positive OPSCC who received two cycles of high-dose cisplatin at 100 mg/m(2) on 3 separate days, along with concurrent radiotherapy at 50 Gy in 25 fractions for one and 46 Gy in 23 fractions for the other...
July 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716387/respiratory-virus-prior-to-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-is-associated-with-allo-immune-mediated-lung-syndromes
#18
Birgitta Versluys, Marc Bierings, Jean Luc Murk, Tom Wolfs, Caroline Lindemans, Kors Vd Ent, Jaap Jan Boelens
BACKGROUND: Allo-immune mediated lung syndromes (allo-LS) are life-threatening complications after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Respiratory virus (RV) has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: We studied the relation between RV-DNA/RNA detection in upper/lower airway before HCT and the occurrence of allo-LS. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all HCT recipients between 2004 and 2014, in whom Real-Time PCR for RV was done from Nasal-Pharyngeal-Aspirates (NPA) and Broncho-Alveolar- Lavage (BAL) before HCT...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702984/regenerative-medicine-in-the-treatment-of-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-and-laryngo-pharyngeal-reflux-from-research-to-cure
#19
S E Aragona, G Mereghetti, M Bianchetti, B Mangiavillano, T Zurlo, J Lotti, I La Mantia, K França, T Lotti
We present our observational study on 40 patients treated with the medical device containing sodium hyaluronic acid and magnesium alginate, performing a lubricating and hydrating action. This device is in the form of a gel, with topical action to contrast gastroesophageal reflux and to exert a mechanical role of protection of the mucosal tissues (mouth-pharyngo-esophageal mucosa and gastric mucose.). Forty patients were recruited aged between 22- and 72-years-old with painful dyspeptic Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) symptomatology in acute or in clinical phase (25 patients) and with pharyngolaryngo- tracheal symptomatology (15 patients)...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701117/antibiotics-for-acute-respiratory-infections-in-general-practice-comparison-of-prescribing-rates-with-guideline-recommendations
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Amanda R McCullough, Allan J Pollack, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Paul P Glasziou, David Fm Looke, Helena C Britt, Christopher B Del Mar
OBJECTIVE: To compare the current rate of antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in Australian general practice with the recommendations in the most widely consulted therapeutic guidelines in Australia (Therapeutic Guidelines). DESIGN AND SETTING: Comparison of general practice activity data for April 2010 - March 2015 (derived from Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health [BEACH] study) with estimated rates of prescribing recommended by Therapeutic Guidelines...
July 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
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