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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270028/designing-and-evaluating-a-health-education-session-on-respiratory-infections-addressed-to-caregivers-of-children-under-three-years-of-age-attending-day-care-centres-in-porto-portugal-a-community-based-intervention
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Ana Manuela Ferreira da Silva Alexandrino, Rita Isabel Garrido Vieira Dos Santos, Maria Cristina Damas Argel de Melo, José Adelino Mesquita Bastos
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory infections (ARI) are common in children, increasing the pressure on clinicians to prescribe antibiotics and affecting public health Objectives: This study aimed to design a health education session (HES) for caregivers of children, and to evaluate its effects on caregivers' needs, as well as on their knowledge and attitudes concerning ARI. METHODS: A generalized model of developing, implementing and evaluating a community-based intervention was followed, including caregivers of children under three years of age...
December 2017: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248714/nebulization-of-antiinfective-agents-in-invasively-mechanically-ventilated-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Candela Solé-Lleonart, Jean-Jacques Rouby, Stijn Blot, Garyfallia Poulakou, Jean Chastre, Lucy B Palmer, Matteo Bassetti, Charles-Edouard Luyt, Jose M Pereira, Jordi Riera, Tim Felton, Jayesh Dhanani, Tobias Welte, Jose M Garcia-Alamino, Jason A Roberts, Jordi Rello
BACKGROUND: Nebulization of antiinfective agents is a common but unstandardized practice in critically ill patients. METHODS: A systematic review of 1,435 studies was performed in adults receiving invasive mechanical ventilation. Two different administration strategies (adjunctive and substitute) were considered clinically relevant. Inclusion was restricted to studies using jet, ultrasonic, and vibrating-mesh nebulizers. Studies involving children, colonized-but-not-infected adults, and cystic fibrosis patients were excluded...
March 1, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166240/involvement-of-multiple-stressors-induced-by-non-thermal-plasma-charged-aerosols-during-inactivation-of-airborne-bacteria
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Nachiket D Vaze, Sin Park, Ari D Brooks, Alexander Fridman, Suresh G Joshi
A lab-scale, tunable, single-filament, point-to-point nonthermal dieletric-barrier discharge (DBD) plasma device was built to study the mechanisms of inactivation of aerosolized bacterial pathogens. The system inactivates airborne antibiotic-resistant pathogens efficiently. Nebulization mediated pre-optimized (4 log and 7 log) bacterial loads were challenged to plasma-charged aerosols, and lethal and sublethal doses determined using colony assay, and cell viability assay; and the loss of membrane potential and cellular respiration were determined using cell membrane potential assay and XTT assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077074/single-and-multiple-viral-respiratory-infections-in-children-disease-and-management-cannot-be-related-to-a-specific-pathogen
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Jérôme O Wishaupt, Tjeerd van der Ploeg, Ronald de Groot, Florens G A Versteegh, Nico G Hartwig
BACKGROUND: The number of viral pathogens associated with pediatric acute respiratory tract infection (ARI) has grown since the introduction of reverse transcription real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays. Multiple viruses are detected during a single ARI episode in approximately a quarter of all cases. The clinical relevance of these multiple detections is unclear, as is the role of the individual virus. We therefore investigated the correlation between clinical data and RT-PCR results in children with single- and multiple viral ARI...
January 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049113/update-on-pediatric-overuse
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Eric R Coon, Paul C Young, Ricardo A Quinonez, Daniel J Morgan, Sanket S Dhruva, Alan R Schroeder
As concerns over health care-related harms and costs continue to mount, efforts to identify and combat medical overuse are needed. Although much of the recent attention has focused on health care for adults, children are also harmed by overuse. Using a structured PubMed search and manual tables of contents review, we identified important articles on pediatric overuse published in 2015. These articles were evaluated according to the quality of the methods, the magnitude of clinical effect, and the number of patients potentially affected and were categorized into overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and overutilization...
February 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921442/nebulized-antibiotics-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-roadmap-and-challenges
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G Poulakou, G Siakallis, S Tsiodras, A Arfaras-Melainis, G Dimopoulos
Nebulized antibiotics use has become common practice in the therapeutics of pneumonia in cystic fibrosis patients. There is an increasing interest in their use for respiratory infections in mechanically ventilated (MV) patients in order to a) overcome pharmacokinetic issues in the lung compartment with traditional systemic antibiotic use and b) prevent the emergence of multi-drug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. Areas covered: The beneficial effects of antibiotic nebulization in MV patients e.g. increasing efficacy, reduced toxicity and prevention of resistance are described...
March 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904601/evaluation-effects-of-nebulized-gentamicin-in-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease
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Forogh Soltaninejad, Soleiman Kheiri, Roya Habibian, Arshia Amra, Shahin Asgari-Savadjani
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Exacerbation of COPD has negative effect on quality of life. Therapeutic effect of nebulized antibiotics in pulmonary infections has been reported previously. Hence, we evaluated the effect of nebulized gentamicin in acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 86 hospitalized patients with AECOPD were divided into two groups for using nebulized gentamicin twice daily (case group) and placebo (control group) for 5 days in addition to standard treatment...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888909/topical-therapies-for-refractory-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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REVIEW
Akshay Sanan, Mindy Rabinowitz, Marc Rosen, Gurston Nyquist
Topical therapy has become an important tool in the otolaryngologist's armamentarium for refractory chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Daily high-volume sinonasal saline irrigation and standard metered-dose topical nasal steroid therapy are supported by the most evidence. Nonstandard topical sinonasal steroid therapies are a potential option for refractory CRS. Current evidence recommends against the use of topical antifungal therapy and topical antibiotic therapy delivered using spray and nebulized techniques in routine cases of CRS...
February 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762515/a-cross-sectional-cohort-analyses-assessing-response-to-levosalbutamol-bronchodilatory-cough-formulations-in-outpatient-community-settings-of-india-bus-analyses
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A Vora, Amit Bhargava
INTRODUCTION: Cough is significant health problem with greater implication for impaired quality of life. Acute and chronic cough due to infective (viral/bacterial), allergic conditions or bronchial asthma including cough variant asthma are often treated with combination of mucolytics, expectorants and bronchodilators. Bronchodilators reduces cough sensitivity, promotes clearance of cough secretions while reducing protrusive inflammatory mediator release. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To further understand the clinical utility and safety of Bronchodilatory cough formulations (BCF) containing Levosalbutamol in real world settings...
September 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684296/determination-of-colistin-and-colistimethate-levels-in-human-plasma-and-urine-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Kevin Bihan, Qin Lu, Manon Enjalbert, Maxime Apparuit, Olivier Langeron, Jean-Jacques Rouby, Christian Funck-Brentano, Noël Zahr
BACKGROUND: Colistin is a polypeptide antibiotic from the polymyxin E group used for the treatment of infections caused by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria. The main constituents, accounting for approximately 85% of this mixture, are colistin A (polymyxin E1) and colistin B (polymyxin E2). The aim of this study was to develop and validate new and fast methods of quantification of colistin A and B and its precursors [colistin methanesulfonate sodium (CMS) A and B] by ultraperformance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry in plasma and urine with short pretreatment and run times...
December 2016: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676452/molecular-modeling-and-redesign-of-alginate-lyase-from-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-for-accelerating-crpa-biofilm-degradation
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Hoon Cho, Xiaoqin Huang, Yu Lan Piao, Da Eun Kim, So Yeon Lee, Eun Jeong Yoon, So Hee Park, Kyoung Lee, Chul Ho Jang, Chang-Guo Zhan
Administration of an efficient alginate lyase (AlgL) or AlgL mutant may be a promising therapeutic strategy for treatment of cystic fibrosis patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. Nevertheless, the catalytic activity of wild-type AlgL is not sufficiently high. It is highly desired to design and discover an AlgL mutant with significantly improved catalytic efficiency against alginate substrates. For the purpose of identifying an AlgL mutant with significantly improved catalytic activity, in this study, we first constructed and validated a structural model of AlgL interacting with substrate, providing a better understanding of the interactions between AlgL and its substrate...
December 2016: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639659/formulation-and-characterization-of-nanocluster-ceftazidime-for-the-treatment-of-acute-pulmonary-melioidosis
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Sara I Ruiz, Nashwa El-Gendy, Larry E Bowen, Cory Berkland, Mark M Bailey
Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei. The disease is responsible for a high proportion of human pneumonia and fatal bacteremia in the endemic areas of the world and is highly resistant to most commonly available antibiotics. Studies have shown that prophylactic antibiotic treatment, when administered 24 h following bacterial challenge, can prevent infection in a murine model. Prophylactic treatment against this disease using a pulmonary antibiotic formulation has not previously been examined, but may reduce the number of treatments required, allow for the delivery of higher doses, eliminate the need for intravenous administration, and help to minimize systemic side effects...
November 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612893/b-type-natriuretic-peptide-assay-in-differentiating-congestive-heart-failure-from-lung-disease-in-patients-presenting-with-dyspnea
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M A Islam, M S Bari, M N Islam, M A Bari, S R Siddique, M Z Islam, M S Begum, S U Ahammed, M A Rahman
This cross-sectional analytical study was conducted in Cardiology & Medicine Department of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital. After fulfilling the exclusion & inclusion criteria, B-type natriuretic peptide concentrations were measured in a convenience sample of 100 predominantly male (94%) dyspnic patients who got admitted in Cardiology & Medicine Department of Mymensingh Medical College & Hospital from November 2013 to October 2014. The diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) was based on generally accepted Framingham criteria with corroborative information including hospital course (response to diuretics, vasodilators, inotropes or hemodynamic monitoring) and results of further cardiac testing, including echocardiography...
July 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580323/an-outbreak-of-serratia-liquefaciens-at-a-rural-health-center-in-the-gambia
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Usman Nurudeen Ikumapayi, Abdoulie Kanteh, Jarra Manneh, Modou Lamin, Grant Austin Mackenzie
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are better documented in developed than in developing countries. There are emerging reports regarding the high frequency of HAIs in developing countries. We aimed to report an outbreak of an HAI caused by Serratia liquefaciens at a rural health center in The Gambia. METHODOLOGY: Following an abrupt increase in the isolation of S. liquefaciens in clinical samples, laboratory and clinical consumables, as well as staff, were screened for contamination with S...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516474/pharmacokinetics-of-high-dose-nebulized-amikacin-in-ventilated-critically-ill-patients
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A Petitcollin, P-F Dequin, F Darrouzain, L Vecellio, T Boulain, D Garot, G Paintaud, D Ternant, S Ehrmann
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic nebulization theoretically allows the delivery of high doses to the lungs together with limited systemic exposure and toxicity. This study aimed to describe amikacin pharmacokinetics, and especially its absorption, in patients treated with high-dose nebulized amikacin. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty critically ill patients experiencing ventilator-associated pneumonia received a 20 mg/kg infusion of amikacin, followed by either three other infusions or three nebulizations of 60 mg/kg amikacin...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27393775/chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Daniel L Hamilos
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is highly prevalent in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and accounts for significant morbidity and contribution to CF lung disease. Mutations of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator gene occur with increased prevalence in patients with CRS without CF, suggesting some contribution to CRS pathophysiology. Nasal polyps (NPs) occur with increased prevalence in patients with CF of all ages and have a more neutrophilic appearance with fewer eosinophils and increased submucosal glandular elements in comparison to NPs from patients without CF...
July 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27382817/peri-anesthesia-anaphylaxis-paa-we-still-have-not-started-post-paa-testing-for-inciting-anesthesia-related-allergens
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Taghreed Alshaeri, Deepak Gupta, Ananthamurthy Nagabhushana
Anaphylaxis during anesthesia is uncommon. Diagnosis of peri-anesthesia anaphylaxis (PAA) requires anesthesia providers' vigilance for prompt diagnosis and treatment. In this case report, we present a challenging case with suspected PAA including its perioperative management, intensive care unit (ICU) course, and post-discharge follow-up. A 44-year-old female (body mass index = 26) presented for elective abdominal panniculectomy. Post-intubation, severe bronchospasm occurred that was non-responsive to nebulized albuterol and intravenous epinephrine...
February 2016: Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27336220/inhaled-antibiotic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
#18
Susanna Esposito, Chiara Rosazza, Calogero Sathya Sciarrabba, Nicola Principi
Upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs), primarily acute rhinopharyngitis, tonsillitis, adenoiditis, and rhinosinusitis (RS), are major causes of morbidity in both children and adults of any age. In addition to the frequent occurrence of related medical problems and the associated socioeconomic costs, URTIs have a significant impact on the quality of life of patients and their families, and have placed an escalating financial burden on the global healthcare system. Most URTIs are caused by viruses and require only symptomatic treatment...
February 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27266281/-efficiency-of-nebulised-magnesium-sulphate-in-infective-exacerbations-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Şule Cömert, Esen Kıyan, Gülfer Okumuş, Orhan Arseven, Turhan Ece, Halim İşsever
INTRODUCTION: Conflicting results has been achieved in a small number of clinical studies evaluating the efficiency of magnesium sulphate (MS) in COPD exacerbations. We aimed to investigate the efficiency of nebulised MS in COPD exacerbations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty patients who met the study criteria were randomized into two groups. All patients were treated with O2, antibiotics and oral corticosteroids. Additionally one group received ipratropium bromide (IB) 500 µg together with MS 151 mg/dose, while the other group received IB together with placebo...
March 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27192209/evaluation-of-the-interaction-between-the-poincianella-pyramidalis-tul-lp-queiroz-extract-and-antimicrobials-using-biological-and-analytical-models
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Thiago P Chaves, Felipe Hugo A Fernandes, Cleildo P Santana, Jocimar S Santos, Francinalva D Medeiros, Délcio C Felismino, Vanda L Santos, Raïssa Mayer R Catão, Henrique Douglas M Coutinho, Ana Cláudia D Medeiros
Poincianella pyramidalis (Tul.) LP Queiroz (Fabaceae) is an endemic tree of northeastern Brazil, occurring mainly in the Caatinga. Its medicinal use is widespread and is an important therapeutic option against diarrhea, dysentery, and respiratory and urinary infections, among other diseases. In this study we determined the chemical marker and evaluated the interaction between P. pyramidalis extract and a commercial antimicrobial through the use of biological and analytical models. To obtain the extract, an ethanol-water mixture (50:50 v/v) was used as solvent...
2016: PloS One
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