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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154249/deep-neck-infections-review-of-263-cases
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Alise Adoviča, Linda Veidere, Marks Ronis, Gunta Sumeraga
OBJECTIVES: In patients hospitalized due to deep neck infections (DNIs), to investigate the association between demographic parameters, etiology, and localization of abscesses and/or phlegmons, complications, comorbidities, treatment, and bacterial cultures. METHODS: We analyzed data of 263 patients that were hospitalized from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2015, due to deep neck space phlegmons and/or abscesses. We performed statistical analysis with the SPSS 22...
October 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152746/referral-patterns-from-emergency-department-to-otolaryngology-clinic
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Jonathan C Garneau, Isaac Wasserman, Neeraja Konuthula, Benjamin D Malkin
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Patients who present to the emergency department (ED) with various otolaryngologic disorders are frequently referred to an otolaryngologist for follow-up care. Our aim was to further characterize this group as it has not been well described in the literature. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional retrospective study. METHODS: We reviewed the charts of patients seen during an 18-month period in an urban public hospital trauma center adult ED and referred to an otolaryngology clinic for follow-up care...
November 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149019/incidence-and-consequences-of-near-drowning-related-pneumonia-a-descriptive-series-from-martinique-french-west-indies
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Laura Cerland, Bruno Mégarbane, Hatem Kallel, Yanick Brouste, Hossein Mehdaoui, Dabor Resiere
Drowning represents one major cause of accidental death. Near-drowning patients are exposed to aspiration that may result in pneumonia with life-threatening consequences. We designed this descriptive study to investigate the frequency, nature, and consequences of post-drowning pneumonia. One hundred and forty-four near-drowning patients (33 children and 111 adults) admitted during four years to the University Hospital of Martinique, French Indies, were included. Patients presented pre-hospital cardiac arrest (41%) and exhibited acute respiratory failure (54%), cardiovascular failure (27%), and lactic acidosis (75%) on admission...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140132/mediation-of-the-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-induced-pulmonary-fibrogenic-response-by-osteopontin-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1
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Timur O Khaliullin, Elena R Kisin, Ashley R Murray, Naveena Yanamala, Michael R Shurin, Dmitriy W Gutkin, Liliya M Fatkhutdinova, Valerian E Kagan, Anna A Shvedova
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: A number of in vivo studies have shown that pulmonary exposure to carbon nanotubes (CNTs) may lead to an acute local inflammatory response, pulmonary fibrosis, and granulomatous lesions. Among the factors that play direct roles in initiation and progression of fibrotic processes are epithelial-mesenchymal transition and myofibroblasts recruitment/differentiation, both mediated by transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1). Yet, other contributors to TGF-β1 associated signaling, such as osteopontin (OPN) has not been fully investigated...
October 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123565/lemierre-s-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-disseminated-sepsis-requiring-multi-organ-support
#5
John Rae, Katie Misselbrook
Lemierre's syndrome is a rare complication of acute pharyngitis characterised by septicaemia with infective thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein, most commonly due to Fusobacterium necrophorum. It characteristically affects healthy young adults causing persistent pyrexia and systemic sepsis presenting several days after an initial pharyngitis. Septic emboli seed via the bloodstream to distant sites including the lung, joints, skin, liver, spleen and brain. Prolonged antimicrobial therapy is required and admission to intensive care common...
November 2017: J Intensive Care Soc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115472/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-resveratrol-prevents-inflammation-by-inhibiting-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-in-animal-models-of-acute-pharyngitis
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Zhong-Xin Zhou, Shao-Feng Mou, Xiao-Qin Chen, Li-Li Gong, Wen-Sheng Ge
Recent studies have demonstrated that resveratrol can reduce blood sugar, improve insulin resistance, regulate abnormalities in lipid metabolism, and lower the secretion and expression of inflammatory factors. The present study investigated the anti‑inflammatory effects of resveratrol in animal models of acute pharyngitis, and its possible mechanisms. Commercial ELISA kits were used to measure tumor necrosis factor‑α, interleukin (IL)‑6, macrophage inflammatory protein‑2, cyclooxygenase‑2 levels and caspase‑3/9 activity...
November 2, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082563/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-upper-airway-in-patients-with-quadriplegia-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Fergal J O'donoghue, Hailey Meaklim, Lynne Bilston, Alice Hatt, Alan Connelly, Graeme Jackson, Shawna Farquharson, Kate Sutherland, Peter A Cistulli, Douglas J Brown, David J Berlowitz
The aim of this study was to investigate upper airway anatomy in quadriplegics with obstructive sleep apnea. Fifty subjects were recruited from three hospitals in Australia: people with quadriplegia due to spinal cord injury and obstructive sleep apnea (n = 11), able-bodied people with obstructive sleep apnea (n = 18), and healthy, able-bodied controls (n = 19). All underwent 3-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging of their upper airway. A subgroup (n = 34) received a topical vasoconstrictor, phenylephrine and post-phenylephrine magnetic resonance imaging...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072654/-the-specific-features-of-the-past-medical-history-and-etiology-of-pharyngeal-abscess-in-the-children
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Yu L Soldatsky, O A Denisova, S A Bulynko
The present study was undertaken for the purpose of elucidating the specific features of the past medical history and the etiological factors responsible for the development of tonsillogenic pharyngeal abscesses in the children. We performed the retrospective analysis of the medical histories of 291 children presenting with this condition who had been admitted for the treatment to the ENT Department of the Morozovskzya City Children's Clinical Hospital during the period from January till December 2015. The study has demonstrated the following most common shortcomings of the outpatient treatment of the patients suffering from chronic tonsillitis at the stage preceding formation of paratonsillar abscess: inadequate antibacterial therapy of acute chronic tonsillitis or its exacerbation and limited indications for tonsillectomy at the level of the outpatient treatment...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071848/-study-of-jinye-baidu-granule-in-treatment-of-wind-warmth-lung-heat-disease-heat-in-lung-wei-pattern-%C3%AF-a-randomized-double-blind-parallel-controlled-trial
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Jun-Jie Jiang, Yan-Ming Xie, Yong-Yan Wang, Yuan Li, Yi-Li Zhang, Shuai-Ling Sun, Shuo Wang, Yong Zhu, Wen-Sheng Qi, Xun Chen, Qin Chen
A randomized, double-blind, active parallel controlled trial will be conducted to include patients with acute upper respiratory infection and wind-warmth lung heat disease (heat in lung-wei pattern). Patients with serious bacterial infection (white blood cell count>1.2×1010, neutrophil>80%) will be excluded.so as to further identify Jinye Baidu Granule indications of Wind-warmth lung heat disease (heat in lung-wei pattern).According to the subjects of symptoms of fever and sore throats,Patients will be divided into three blocks: fever, swelling and sore throat, combined fever and swelling and sore throat...
April 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066662/dysphagia-management-in-bilateral-frontal-opercular-syndrome-foix-chavany-marie-syndrome
#10
Thomas Richards, Thomas Tudor Hughes, Jake Moss, Tessa Lomax
An 80-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with acute anarthria and severe dysphagia, characterised by loss of voluntary control of the muscles of facial expression, mastication, bolus manipulation (tongue) and pharyngeal constriction, with relative preservation of involuntary movements. Brain imaging revealed an acute infarct in the left frontal operculum and an area of gliosis consistent with an old infarct in the right frontal operculum. A clinical and radiological diagnosis of bilateral anterior frontal opercular syndrome (Foix-Chavany-Marie-syndrome) was made...
October 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039160/influenza-vaccines-for-preventing-acute-otitis-media-in-infants-and-children
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REVIEW
Mohd N Norhayati, Jacqueline J Ho, Mohd Y Azman
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common infectious diseases in children. It has been reported that 64% of infants have an episode of AOM by the age of six months and 86% by one year. Although most cases of AOM are due to bacterial infection, it is commonly triggered by a viral infection. In most children AOM is self limiting, but it does carry a risk of complications. Since antibiotic treatment increases the risk of antibiotic resistance, influenza vaccines might be an effective way of reducing this risk by preventing the development of AOM...
October 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032666/24-hour-blood-pressure-response-to-lower-dose-30-mg-fimasartan-in-korean-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-essential-hypertension
#12
Hae-Young Lee, Cheol-Ho Kim, Jae-Kwan Song, Shung Chull Chae, Myung Ho Jeong, Dong-Soo Kim, Byung-Hee Oh
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Fimasartan is an angiotensin type 1 receptor blocker (ARB) which has comparable efficacy and tolerability with other ARBs. The aim of this study was to evaluate 24-hour blood pressure (BP) lowering efficacy and the tolerability of the low dose fimasartan compared with valsartan in patients with mild to moderate hypertension. METHODS: This study was a phase II, prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, parallel-grouped trial. A total of 75 hypertensive patients, whose mean ambulatory BP monitoring values were ≥ 135/85 mmHg, were randomized to either fimasartan 30 mg or valsartan 80 mg daily...
November 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025800/approach-to-recurrent-fever-in-childhood
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REVIEW
Gordon S Soon, Ronald M Laxer
OBJECTIVE: To provide an approach to recurrent fever in childhood, explain when infections, malignancies, and immunodeficiencies can be excluded, and describe the features of periodic fever and other autoinflammatory syndromes. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: PubMed was searched for relevant articles regarding the pathogenesis, clinical findings, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of periodic fever and autoinflammatory syndromes. MAIN MESSAGE: Fever is a common sign of illness in children and is most frequently due to infection...
October 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974446/assessment-of-cpa-scl1-and-scl2-in-clinical-group-a-streptococcus-isolates-and-patients-from-north-india-an-evaluation-of-the-host-pathogen-interaction
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Priyanka Chaudhary, Rajesh Kumar, Vivek Sagar, Subendu Sarkar, Rupneet Singh, Sujata Ghosh, Surjit Singh, Anuradha Chakraborti
Group A streptococcus (GAS) infection remains a major concern due to multiple diseases including pharyngitis, impetigo, acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD). It uses different adhesins and virulence factors like Cpa (collagen binding protein) and Scl (collagen-like protein) in its pathogenicity. Scl having similarities with human collagen may contribute to inducing autoimmunity in the host. Here we assessed gene expression, antibody titer of Cpa, Scl1 and Scl2 in both clinical GAS isolates (n = 45) and blood (n = 45) obtained from pharyngitis, ARF (acute rheumatic fever) and RHD respectively...
September 30, 2017: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972945/pharyngolaryngeal-sensory-deficits-in-patients-with-middle-cerebral-artery-infarction-lateralization-and-relation-to-overall-dysphagia-severity
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Thomas Marian, Jens Burchard Schröder, Paul Muhle, Inga Claus, Axel Riecker, Tobias Warnecke, Sonja Suntrup-Krueger, Rainer Dziewas
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a frequent and dangerous complication of acute stroke. Apart from a well-timed oropharyngeal muscular contraction pattern, sensory feedback is of utmost importance for safe and efficient swallowing. In the present study, we therefore analyzed the relation between pharyngolaryngeal sensory deficits and post-stroke dysphagia (PSD) severity in a cohort of acute stroke patients with middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. METHODS: Eighty-four first-ever MCA stroke patients (41 left, 43 right) were included in this trial...
October 3, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971103/towards-developing-a-vaccine-for-rheumatic-heart-disease
#16
REVIEW
Geethanjali Devadoss Gandhi, Navaneethakrishnan Krishnamoorthy, Ussama M Abdel Motal, Magdi Yacoub
Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most serious manifestations of rheumatic fever, which is caused by group A Streptococcus (GAS or Streptococcus pyogenes) infection. RHD is an auto immune sequelae of GAS pharyngitis, rather than the direct bacterial infection of the heart, which leads to chronic heart valve damage. Although antibiotics like penicillin are effective against GAS infection, improper medical care such as poor patient compliance, overcrowding, poverty, and repeated exposure to GAS, leads to acute rheumatic fever and RHD...
March 31, 2017: Global Cardiology Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961815/quality-of-antibiotic-prescribing-of-swiss-primary-care-physicians-with-high-prescription-rates-a-nationwide-survey
#17
Dominik Glinz, Selene Leon Reyes, Ramon Saccilotto, Andreas F Widmer, Andreas Zeller, Heiner C Bucher, Lars G Hemkens
Objectives: To assess the quality of antibiotic prescribing of Swiss primary care physicians with high prescription rates. Methods: In January 2015, we mailed a structured questionnaire to 2900 primary care physicians in Switzerland. They were included in a nationwide pragmatic randomized controlled trial on routine antibiotic prescription monitoring and feedback based on health insurance claims data. We asked them to record the diagnosis and antibiotic treatment for 44 consecutive patients with the most common conditions associated with antibiotic prescribing in primary care...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951419/group-a-streptococcal-pharyngitis-immune-responses-involved-in-bacterial-clearance-and-gas-associated-immunopathologies
#18
REVIEW
Amelia T Soderholm, Timothy C Barnett, Matthew J Sweet, Mark J Walker
Streptococcus pyogenes, the Group A Streptococcus (GAS), is the most common cause of bacterial pharyngitis in children and adults. Innate and adaptive host immune responses are fundamental for defense against streptococcal pharyngitis and are central to the clinical manifestation of disease. Host immune responses also contribute to the severe poststreptococcal immune diseases that constitute the major disease burden for this organism. However, until recently, little was known about the host responses elicited during infection...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945020/-a-phytochemical-and-pharmacological-advance-on-ilex-asprella
#19
REVIEW
Bing-Zhao Du, Xin-Yao Yang, Xiao Feng, Xu Yin, He-Xin-Ge Zhang, Feng Zhao, Zeng-Ping Gao, Peng-Fei Tu, Xing-Yun Chai
Ilex asprella is one of representative medicinal plants in South of the Five Ridges of China. The roots and rhizomes of I. asprella have the effects of clearing heat and detoxifying, stimulating salvia, and reducing thirst, which has been used to treat wind-heat cold, acute and chronic pharyngitis, and sore throat. Contemporary studies showed that I. asprella contains the major triterpenoids and glycosides, phenolic acids, and minor steroids. The extracts and compounds show activities of anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-tumor, and regulating lipid metabolism...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932686/a-positive-rapid-strep-test-in-a-young-adult-with-acute-pharyngitis-be-careful-what-you-wish-for
#20
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
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