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April 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Jacklyn R Hurst, Katherine J Kasper, Akshay N Sule, John K McCormick
Streptococcus pyogenes is a human-specific and globally prominent bacterial pathogen that despite causing numerous human infections, this bacterium is normally found in an asymptomatic carrier state. This review provides an overview of both bacterial and human factors that likely play an important role in nasopharyngeal colonization and pharyngitis, as well as the development of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. Here we highlight a recently described role for bacterial superantigens in promoting acute nasopharyngeal infection, and discuss how these immune system activating toxins could be crucial to initiate the autoimmune process in rheumatic heart disease...
March 9, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Michael Gottlieb, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Pharyngitis is a common disease in the emergency department (ED). Despite a relatively low incidence of complications, there are many dangerous conditions that can mimic this disease and are essential for the emergency physician to consider. OBJECTIVE: This article provides a review of the evaluation and management of group A β-hemolytic Streptococcal (GABHS) pharyngitis, as well as important medical conditions that can mimic this disease. DISCUSSION: GABHS pharyngitis often presents with fever, sore throat, tonsillar exudates, and anterior cervical lymphadenopathy...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Adonye Banigo, Ahmad Moinie, Nigel Bleach, Meera Chand, Vicki Chalker, Theresa Lamagni
OBJECTIVES: To determine if there is a correlation between falling tonsillectomy numbers and increasing numbers of tonsillitis admissions and invasive Group A β-haemolytic streptococcus (iGAS) infection in children aged 14 and under in England. DESIGN: An observational cross-sectional study was performed. SETTING: The data extracted covered the period from 1991 until 2014. PARTICIPANTS: Hospital admissions for tonsillectomies, tonsillitis/pharyngitis, and and all diagnoses of iGAS in children aged 14 and under who had a tonsillectomy...
March 5, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
Asalim Thabet, Tyler Greenfield, Richard M Cantor
Corticosteroids have been used for over half a century to treat various inflammatory disorders; however, their use in many pediatric conditions remains controversial. This issue reviews evidence on corticosteroid treatment in acute asthma exacerbations, croup, acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, acute spinal injury, and bacterial meningitis. While corticosteroids are clearly indicated for management of asthma exacerbations and croup, they are not universally recommended for potential spinal cord injury. Due to insufficient data or conflicting data, corticosteroids may be considered in children with acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, and bacterial meningitis...
March 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
Asalim Thabet, Tyler Greenfield, Richard M Cantor, Bryan Wilson
Corticosteroids have been used for over half a century to treat various inflammatory disorders; however, their use in many pediatric conditions remains controversial. This issue reviews evidence on corticosteroid treatment in acute asthma exacerbations, croup, acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, acute spinal injury, and bacterial meningitis. While corticosteroids are clearly indicated for management of asthma exacerbations and croup, they are not universally recommended for potential spinal cord injury. Due to insufficient data or conflicting data, corticosteroids may be considered in children with acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, and bacterial meningitis...
March 1, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
Michael Kim, Jessa Hoffman, Anubhav Amin, Manish Purohit, Avinash Mohan
A spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma is a collection of blood in the spinal epidural space that occurs in the absence of trauma. They most commonly present in the fourth to fifth decade in life with acute onset neck or back pain with delayed neurologic deficit. However, this presentation is often complicated in children because of the limitations in the pediatric neurologic exam. Magnetic resonance imaging is the imaging modality of choice for diagnosis. Here is a rare case of an infant spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma whose diagnosis was delayed because of a recent history of fever and viral pharyngitis before his development of neurologic deficits...
February 28, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
Sebastian Ruetten, Patrick Hahn, Semih Oezdemir, Xenophon Baraliakos, Harry Merk, Georgios Godolias, Martin Komp
STUDY DESIGN: A study of a series of consecutive full-endoscopic uniportal decompressions of the anterior craniocervical junction with retropharyngeal approach. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the direct anterior decompression of the craniocervical junction in patients with bulbomedullary compression using a full-endoscopic uniportal technique via an anterolateral retropharyngeal approach. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Acute or progressive myelopathy may necessitate direct anterior decompression of the craniocervical junction and odontoidectomy...
February 12, 2018: Spine
Saulo Duarte Passos, Francila Ferreira Maziero, Diego Quilles Antoniassi, Lidiane Trevisan de Souza, Arianna Freire Felix, Eloise Dotta, Monica Ester Orensztejn, Evaldo Marchi, Rosa Estela Gazeta
OBJECTIVE: To assess the level of caregiver knowledge about respiratory signs and symptoms of acute respiratory infection (ARI) as well as their ability to detect the early warning signs and need for medical assistance in children referred to an emergency service. METHODS: This is a prospective, cross-sectional study. A standardized questionnaire with questions on the perception of the severity of ARI signs and symptoms was applied to caregivers of pediatric patients assisted in the emergency room of a university hospital from August 2011 to May 2012...
January 15, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
Andrea Streng, Christiane Prifert, Benedikt Weissbrich, Andreas Sauerbrei, Ruprecht Schmidt-Ott, Johannes G Liese
BACKGROUND: Limited data on the influenza burden in pediatric outpatients are available, especially regarding direct comparison of the co-circulating (sub)types A(H1N1)pdm09, A(H3N2) and B. METHODS: Children 1-5 years of age, unvaccinated against influenza and presenting with febrile acute respiratory infections (ARI), were enrolled in 33 paediatric practices in Germany from 2013-2015 (January-May). Influenza was confirmed by multiplex PCR from pharyngeal swabs and (sub)typed...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Zefeng Dong, Yu Xia, Xuerong Ya, Liling Chen, Cheng Liu, Ruyan Wang, Qiang Shen
Human infections with H7N9 viruses can cause severe pneumonia and even death. To characterize the epidemiology and genetics of the H7N9 viruses circulating during from October 2016 to April 2017 in Suzhou, China, all pharyngeal swab samples were collected from severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) cases during this fifth wave of infection, and we amplified the H7N9 H7 and N9 genes using a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Positive samples were subjected to virus isolation and gene sequencing to analyze the evolution and variation of the H7N9 strains...
February 5, 2018: Virus Genes
Jamie Dean, Kee Wong, Hiram Gay, Liam Welsh, Ann-Britt Jones, Ulricke Schick, Jung Hun Oh, Aditya Apte, Kate Newbold, Shreerang Bhide, Kevin Harrington, Joseph Deasy, Christopher Nutting, Sarah Gulliford
Severe acute dysphagia commonly results from head and neck radiotherapy (RT). A model enabling prediction of severity of acute dysphagia for individual patients could guide clinical decision-making. Statistical associations between RT dose distributions and dysphagia could inform RT planning protocols aiming to reduce the incidence of severe dysphagia. We aimed to establish such a model and associations incorporating spatial dose metrics. Models of severe acute dysphagia were developed using pharyngeal mucosa (PM) RT dose (dose-volume and spatial dose metrics) and clinical data...
January 2018: Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology
T Renda, A Corrado, G Iskandar, G Pelaia, K Abdalla, P Navalesi
Oxygen therapy is first-line treatment for hypoxaemic acute respiratory failure (ARF). High-flow nasal oxygen therapy (HFNO) represents an alternative to conventional oxygen therapy. HFNO provides humidified, titrated oxygen therapy matching or even exceeding the patients' inspiratory demand. The application of HFNO is becoming widespread in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), favoured by increasing evidence based on numerous studies supporting its efficacy. The mechanisms of action and physiological effects of HFNO are not yet fully understood...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Rajeev Ranjan, Jitendra K Biswal, Saravanan Subramaniam, Bana B Dash, Karam P Singh, Jonathan Arzt, Luis L Rodriguez, Bramhadev Pattnaik
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious and economically important, transboundary viral disease of cloven-hoofed animals. It is known that an asymptomatic, persistent FMD virus (FMDV) infection may occur subsequent to acute or subclinical FMDV infection in adult ruminants. However, virus persistence in young calves has not been studied. In the current investigation, FMDV infection parameters were examined for calves born to FMD-clinically recovered cows (CRC), asymptomatic cows from infected herds (ASC) and cows from with no history of FMD (NHF)...
February 1, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
Flore Amat, Chloé Plantard, Aurélien Mulliez, Isabelle Petit, Emmanuelle Rochette, Matthieu Verdan, Cécile Henquell, Guillaume Labbé, Marie Christine Heraud, Bertrand Evrard, André Labbé
To assess risk factors of recurrent bronchial obstruction and allergic sensitization 3 years after an episode of acute bronchiolitis, whether after ambulatory care treatment or hospitalization. A monocentric prospective longitudinal study including infants aged under 1 year with acute bronchiolitis was performed, with clinical (severity score), biological (serum Krebs von den Lungen 6 antigen), and viral (14 virus by naso-pharyngeal suction detection) assessments. Follow-up included a quaterly telephone interview, and a final clinical examination at 3 years...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
James Johnston, Mathew Stretton, Murali Mahadevan, Richard G Douglas
A peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is a collection of pus between the pharyngeal musculature and palatine tonsil capsule. It is the most common deep space infection of the head and neck region and the most common indication for acute ORL hospital admission 1 . Causative microorganisms include Gram negative rods, Gram positive cocci and anaerobes 2 . Usual treatment is aspiration +/- incision and drainage of PTA, but there is practice variation based on geographical location 3 . This article is protected by copyright...
January 27, 2018: Clinical Otolaryngology
Takafumi Togashi, Hironori Baba, Meiko Kitazawa, Nao Takahashi, Yasuhiro Samejima, Eiji Yumoto, Arata Horii
Cluster of acute flaccid paralysis and cranial nerve dysfunction was associated with a 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) respiratory illness in US. We describe a 33 year-old male patient of refractory dysphagia due to EV-D68-induced brainstem encephalitis successfully treated by surgery. Following acute upper respiratory tract infection, he developed dysphagia and bilateral facial paralysis. A coughing reflex was readily produced when the laryngopharyngeal fiberscope touched the epiglottis, however, water infusion induced only very weak and slow swallowing reflex, suggesting that only motor component was impaired but sensory function was preserved during swallowing...
January 20, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Jessica M Pisegna, Joseph Murray
This article aims to review the use of laryngoscopy to assess swallowing function in the stroke population. Since its inception in 1988, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) has become an established procedure with distinct objective findings and practical applications, enabling many to choose it as the primary instrumental tool in evaluating poststroke dysphagia. In this article, we outline the decision-making process of when to use FEES. We highlight considerations for the acute stroke patient and visual signs that guide decision making during a FEES, such as secretions, swallowing frequency, and pharyngeal squeeze elicitation...
February 2018: Seminars in Speech and Language
Nhan Thi Ho, Corinne Thompson, Le Nguyen Thanh Nhan, Hoang Minh Tu Van, Nguyen Thanh Dung, Phuc Tran My, Vo Minh Quang, Ngo Ngoc Quang Minh, Tran Anh Tuan, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Ha Manh Tuan, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Marcel Wolbers, Guy E Thwaites, Marc Choisy, Stephen Baker
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARIs) are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in young children in low/middle-income countries. Using routine hospital data, we aimed to examine the spatial distribution, temporal trends and climatic risk factors of paediatric ARIs in Vietnam. METHODS: Data from hospitalised paediatric (<16 years) patients with ARIs residing in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) between 2005 and 2010 were retrieved from the two main Children's Hospitals and the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in HCMC...
January 21, 2018: BMJ Open
Jamie L Perry, Katelyn J Kotlarek, Bradley P Sutton, David P Kuehn, Michael S Jaskolka, Xiangming Fang, Stuart W Point, Frank Rauccio
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to examine differences in velopharyngeal structures between adults with repaired cleft palate and normal resonance and adults without cleft palate. DESIGN: Thirty-six English-speaking adults, including 6 adults (2 males and 4 females) with repaired cleft palate (M = 32.5 years of age, SD = 17.4 years) and 30 adults (15 males and 15 females) without cleft palate (M = 23.3 years of age, SD = 4.1 years), participated in the study...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
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