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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319817/indoor-air-quality-of-low-and-middle-income-urban-households-in-durban-south-africa
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Nkosana Jafta, Lars Barregard, Prakash M Jeena, Rajen N Naidoo
INTRODUCTION: Elevated levels of indoor air pollutants may cause cardiopulmonary disease such as lower respiratory infection, chronic obstructive lung disease and lung cancer, but the association with tuberculosis (TB) is unclear. So far the risk estimates of TB infection or/and disease due to indoor air pollution (IAP) exposure are based on self-reported exposures rather than direct measurements of IAP, and these exposures have not been validated. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper was to characterize and develop predictive models for concentrations of three air pollutants (PM10, NO2 and SO2) in homes of children participating in a childhood TB study...
March 15, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303990/diagnostic-dilemma-of-granulomatous-inflammation-in-cancer-patients
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Azizullah Khan Dhiloo, Aun Raza, Naseem Akhtar, Waleed Zafar, Faisal Sultan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of granulomatous inflammation on histopathological findings amongst cancer patients and correlating them with tuberculosis. METHODS: The retrospective review was conducted at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Lahore, Pakistan, and comprised medical records of cancer patients with a histopathological finding of granulomatous inflammation between January 2010 and December 2015. Data was reviewed, including clinical history, availability of acid fast bacilli stain on tissue and mycobacterium tuberculosis culture results...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298374/safety-of-synthetic-and-biological-dmards-a-systematic-literature-review-informing-the-2016-update-of-the-eular-recommendations-for-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sofia Ramiro, Alexandre Sepriano, Katerina Chatzidionysiou, Jackie L Nam, Josef S Smolen, Désirée van der Heijde, Maxime Dougados, Ronald van Vollenhoven, Johannes W Bijlsma, Gerd R Burmester, Marieke Scholte-Voshaar, Louise Falzon, Robert B M Landewé
OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety of synthetic (s) and biological (b) disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to inform the European League Against Rheumatism recommendations for the management of RA. METHODS: Systematic literature review (SLR) of observational studies comparing any DMARD with another intervention for the management of patients with RA. All safety outcomes were included. A comparator group was required for the study to be included...
March 15, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292305/possible-misdiagnosis-of-hiv-associated-lymphoma-as-tuberculosis-among-patients-attending-uganda-cancer-institute
#4
Paul Buyego, Lydia Nakiyingi, Henry Ddungu, Stephen Walimbwa, Damalie Nalwanga, Steven J Reynolds, Rosalind Parkes-Ratanshi
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of HIV associated lymphoma is challenging because the definitive diagnostic procedure of biopsy, requires skills and equipment that are not readily available. As a consequence, diagnosis may be delayed increasing the risk of mortality. We set out to determine the frequency and risk factors associated with the misdiagnosis of HIV associated lymphoma as tuberculosis (TB) among patients attending the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI). METHODS: A retrospective cohort study design was used among HIV patients with associated lymphoma patients attending the UCI, Kampala, Uganda between February and March 2015...
March 14, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282418/the-proportion-of-cancer-related-entries-in-pubmed-has-increased-considerably-is-cancer-truly-the-emperor-of-all-maladies
#5
Constantino Carlos Reyes-Aldasoro
In this work, the public database of biomedical literature PubMed was mined using queries with combinations of keywords and year restrictions. It was found that the proportion of Cancer-related entries per year in PubMed has risen from around 6% in 1950 to more than 16% in 2016. This increase is not shared by other conditions such as AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, Stroke and Infection some of which have, on the contrary, decreased as a proportion of the total entries per year. Organ-related queries were performed to analyse the variation of some specific cancers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280308/evaluation-of-psoriasis-patients-attitudes-toward-benefit-risk-and-therapeutic-trade-offs-in-their-choice-of-treatments
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Lina Eliasson, Anthony P Bewley, Farhan Mughal, Karissa M Johnston, Andreas Kuznik, Chloe Patel, Andrew J Lloyd
OBJECTIVE: Treatment options for psoriasis offer trade-offs in terms of efficacy, convenience, and risk of adverse events. We evaluated patients' preferences with respect to benefit-risk in the treatment of psoriasis. METHODS: A discrete choice experiment was conducted in adults from the UK with moderate-to-severe psoriasis using an orthogonal design with 32 hypothetical choice sets. Participants were randomly assigned to one of two surveys with 16 choice sets. Patients' preferences were investigated with respect to the following attributes: reduction in body surface area affected by psoriasis, treatment administration (frequency and mode of delivery), short-term diarrhea or nausea risk, and 10-year risk of developing melanoma or nonmelanoma skin cancer, tuberculosis, or serious infections...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279585/treatment-of-acute-hemoptysis-by-bronchial-artery-embolization-with-the-liquid-embolic-agent-ethylene-vinyl-alcohol-copolymer
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Isabelle Ayx, René Müller-Wille, Walter A Wohlgemuth, Michael Pfeifer, Marc Lepiorz, Heinrich Hubauer, Holger Goessmann, Christian Stroszczynski, Niels Zorger
PURPOSE: To determine the technical and clinical success of bronchial artery embolization (BAE) with the liquid embolic agent ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) copolymer in patients with acute hemoptysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four patients (25 male; mean age, 58 y; range, 13-78 y) who underwent BAE with EVOH were retrospectively reviewed. Reasons for acute hemoptysis included lung cancer (44%), pulmonary metastases (12%), bronchiectasis (21%), arteriovenous malformation (5%), tuberculosis (6%), aspergilloma (3%), acute respiratory distress syndrome (3%), anticoagulant overdose (3%), and scar tissue (3%)...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275493/differential-diagnosis-of-acute-miliary-pulmonary-tuberculosis-from-widespread-metastatic-cancer-for-postoperative-lung-cancer-patients-two-cases
#8
Wei Zhao, Yuke Tian, Feng Peng, Jianlin Long, Lan Liu, Meijuan Huang, You Lu
Pulmonary infections and lung cancer can resemble each other on radiographic images, which makes it difficult to diagnosis accurately and apply an appropriate therapy. Here we report two cases that two postoperative patients with lung adenocarcinoma developed diffuse nodules in bilateral lungs in a month which needed to be distinguished between metastatic malignancies and infectious diseases. Although there are much similarities in disease characteristics of two cases, patient in case one was diagnosed as acute miliary pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) while patient in case two was diagnosed as metastatic disease...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261201/circulating-micrornas-as-potential-biomarkers-of-infectious-disease
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REVIEW
Carolina N Correia, Nicolas C Nalpas, Kirsten E McLoughlin, John A Browne, Stephen V Gordon, David E MacHugh, Ronan G Shaughnessy
microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding endogenous RNA molecules that regulate a wide range of biological processes by post-transcriptionally regulating gene expression. Thousands of these molecules have been discovered to date, and multiple miRNAs have been shown to coordinately fine-tune cellular processes key to organismal development, homeostasis, neurobiology, immunobiology, and control of infection. The fundamental regulatory role of miRNAs in a variety of biological processes suggests that differential expression of these transcripts may be exploited as a novel source of molecular biomarkers for many different disease pathologies or abnormalities...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248057/-tuberculosis-of-the-prostate
#10
O S Streltsova, V N Krupin, K E Yunusova, M V Mamonov
Genitourinary tract is the second most common site where extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) occurs. Genitourinary TB is notable for a latent clinical course and difficult diagnosis. The paper presents clinical observations of two patients treated in a urology department of a general public hospital. One of them was diagnosed with tuberculosis of the prostate, MTB+. In the other, TB of the prostate was suspected based on pathologic assessment of the surgical specimen after surgery for prostate cancer.
December 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247814/sputum-collection-and-analysis-what-the-nurse-needs-to-know
#11
Rebecca Myatt
Rationale and key points Sputum is the term used to describe mucus that has been expectorated. It consists of secretions and other matter that has been coughed up from the lungs and large airways. This article informs nurses about how and why sputum collection and analysis are undertaken. » Sputum is always considered abnormal, because healthy people swallow bronchial secretions. » Sputum analysis is important, because it enables diagnosis of conditions such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, lung abscess and lung cancer...
March 1, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247736/-cancer-and-genitourinary-tuberculosis-literature-review-and-clinical-observations
#12
D P Kholtobin, D P Kulchavenya, B T Khomyakov
Tuberculosis has been regarded as a counter-regulatory process to cancer. The development of tumors in the kidney that is affected by tuberculosis is considered as extremely rare, almost impossible case. The analysis of the literature on combined/sequential damage of urogenital organs by tuberculosis and cancer, and own clinical observation were performed. The case history of 72-year-old patient who sought medical advice for violation of urination is described. Previously he suffered from tuberculosis of the lungs and prostate cancer, and he was healed...
August 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237947/hypercalcaemia-caused-by-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-an-elderly-person-without-fever-or-pulmonary-symptoms
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Shogo Hanai, Takashi Shinzato, Daiki Inazu, Yasuharu Tokuda
Many diseases can cause hypercalcaemia, including primary hyperparathyroidism, cancer, drugs and granulomatous diseases. A nursing home resident aged 81 years was admitted because of altered mental status. The patient did not have fever, cough, sputum or night sweat. Hypercalcaemia was identified as a cause of the consciousness disturbance. Chest radiograph showed no acute process. Laboratory workups revealed elevated serum levels of 1,25-(OH)2 vitamin D3 and positive T-spot test. Microscopic examination of the suctioned sputum identified acid-fast bacilli, which was confirmed as Mycobactrium tuberculsosis Tuberculosis should be considered as the important cause of hypercalcaemia since early diagnosis and treatment is recommended for preventing its outbreak among people with close contacts with patients...
February 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229097/pediatric-hypovitaminosis-d-molecular-perspectives-and-clinical-implications
#14
Rafiu Ariganjoye
Vitamin D, a secosteroid, is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy bone in both the adult and pediatric populations. Low level of 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25-(OH)-D) is highly prevalent in children worldwide and has been linked to various adverse health outcomes including rickets, osteomalacia, osteomalacic myopathy, sarcopenia, and weakness, growth retardation, hypocalcemia, seizure and tetany, autism, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, cancers (prostate, colon, breast), infectious diseases (viral, tuberculosis), and autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219077/radiopathological-features-and-identification-of-mycobacterial-infections-in-granulomatous-nodules-resected-from-the-lung
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Yumi Sakakibara, Yoshimi Suzuki, Toshihide Fujie, Takumi Akashi, Tadatsune Iida, Yasunari Miyazaki, Yoshinobu Eishi, Naohiko Inase
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary granulomas are sometimes resected because they resemble lung cancer and false-positive findings come through from positron emission tomography (PET) using 18fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG). Mycobacterial infection is a common cause of granulomas. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiopathological features and the methods for identifying mycobacterial infections in granulomatous nodules resected from the lung. METHODS: Thirty-five solitary lesions resected because of suspected lung cancer were enrolled, including 22 nonfungal granulomatous lesions and 13 benign lesions as controls...
February 21, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214275/detection-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-by-nested-pcr-in-hiv-negative-patients-with-pulmonary-disease
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Cristina Rodrigues Santos, Ângela M de Assis, Edson A Luz, Luzia Lyra, Ivan F Toro, José Claudio C Seabra, Dira H Daldin, Tathiane U Marcalto, Marcos T Galasso, Ronaldo F Macedo, Angélica Z Schreiber, Francisco H Aoki
BACKGROUND: Nested PCR can be used to determine the status of Pneumocystis jirovecii infection in other lung diseases. AIMS: This study sought to detect a target DNA fragment (mitochondrial large subunit rRNA or mtL SUrRNA) of P. jirovecii in patients with lung disease who underwent bronchoscopy with collection of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). METHODS: The results from toluidine blue staining were compared with those obtained using molecular methods that included an "in house" DNA extraction procedure, PCR and nested PCR...
February 14, 2017: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213689/serious-fungal-infections-in-egypt
#17
S M Zaki, D W Denning
We aimed to estimate the burden of serious fungal infections in Egypt, currently unknown, based on the size of the populations at risk and available epidemiological data. Data were obtained from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and published reports with clearcut denominators. When no data existed, risk populations were used to estimate frequencies of fungal infections, using previously described methodology. The population of Egypt in 2011 was ∼82,500,000; 31% children, and 8% women >60 years of age...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203396/a-rare-case-of-tuberculous-salpingitis
#18
REVIEW
Anatolii Romaniuk, Nataliya Gyryavenko, Mykola Lyndin, Sofiia Romaniuk, Miroslav Starkiv, Galina Slobodyan
The objective of this study was to give an overview of a rare case of tuberculosis of the left fallopian tube in postmenopausal women. It is known that the isolated tuberculous salpingitis without spreading to the endometrium is extremely rare case. In our case, it simulated a cancer of appendages at the late stages that were proved by the increased level of CA-125. This fact as well as the macroscopic image of the left fallopian tube was incorrectly considered by the clinicians as a malignant neoplasm of fallopian tube...
September 2016: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193668/towards-selective-mycobacterial-clpp1p2-inhibitors-with-reduced-activity-against-the-human-proteasome
#19
Wilfried Moreira, Sridhar Santhanakrishnan, Grace J Y Ngan, Choon Bing Low, Kanda Sangthongpitag, Anders Poulsen, Brian W Dymock, Thomas Dick
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) is responsible for the greatest number of deaths worldwide due to a bacterial agent. We recently identified bortezomib (1) as a promising anti-TB compound. We showed that 1 inhibits the mycobacterial caseinolytic protease ClpP1P2 and exhibits bactericidal activity and established 1 and ClpP1P2 as an attractive lead/target couple. However, 1 is a human proteasome inhibitor currently approved for cancer therapy, and as such exhibits significant toxicity. Selective inhibition of the bacterial protease over the human proteasome is desirable in order to maintain antibacterial activity while reducing toxicity...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188491/serious-fungal-infections-in-peru
#20
B Bustamante, D W Denning, P E Campos
Epidemiological data about mycotic diseases are limited in Peru and estimation of the fungal burden has not been previously attempted. Data were obtained from the Peruvian National Institute of Statistics and Informatics, UNAIDS and from the Ministry of Health's publications. We also searched the bibliography for Peruvian data on mycotic diseases, asthma, COPD, cancer and transplants. Incidence or prevalence for each fungal disease were estimated in specific populations at risk. The Peruvian population for 2015 was 31,151,543...
February 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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