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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717040/flucloxacillin-results-in-suboptimal-voriconazole-plasma-concentrations
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Eline W Muilwijk, Bart G J Dekkers, Stefanie Henriet, Paul E Verweij, Bregje Witjes, Astrid M L Oude Lashof, Geert H Groeneveld, Johannes van der Hoeven, Jan Willem C Alffenaar, Frans G M Russel, Frank van de Veerdonk, Roger J M Brüggemann
Combining voriconazole and flucloxacillin is indicated in patient cohorts experiencing both invasive aspergillosis and gram-positive infections (e.g. patients with chronic granulomatous disease or post-influenza pulmonary aspergillosis). We report a highly relevant interaction between voriconazole and flucloxacillin resulting in subtherapeutic voriconazole plasma concentrations in more than 50% of patients, posing a severe threat if not managed properly.
July 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712819/clinical-characteristics-radiologic-findings-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-serum-galactomannan-negative-invasive-pulmonary%C3%A2-aspergillosis
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Jiwon Jung, Mi Young Kim, Yong Pil Chong, Sang-Oh Lee, Sang-Ho Choi, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Sung-Han Kim
BACKGROUND: The sensitivity of galactomannan (GM) assay is suboptimal for detecting invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in serum samples. However, the clinical characteristics, radiologic findings, and outcomes in patients with GM-negative IPA have not been fully elucidated. METHODS: Over a 7-year period, adult patients with proven or probable IPA by the EORTC/MSG definition were retrospectively enrolled. Patients with negative GM results and positive Aspergillus spp...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702854/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-and-pulmonary-diseases-associated-with-aspergillosis-is-there-a-connection
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Maria N Gamaletsou, David W Denning
INTRODUCTION: We studied the relationship between GORD and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA), or Aspergillus bronchitis. BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is well known to initiate or exacerbate pulmonary inflammatory conditions, inducing bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease. METHODS: We reviewed four patients referred with elevated Aspergillus serology markers and marked pulmonary symptoms for ABPA, CPA, and Aspergillus bronchitis, and discussed the underlying pathophysiological relationship with GORD...
July 12, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702318/aspergillus-nodules-in-chronic-granulomatous-disease-attributable-to-aspergillus-ochraceus
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Samihah Moazam, David W Denning
Aspergillus ochraceus is a rare pulmonary pathogen. A 39 year old male with COPD and chronic granulomatous disease presented with severe breathlessness and recurrent infections. CT scan demonstrated multiple pulmonary nodules diagnosed as chronic pulmonary aspergillosis. The patient's sputum grew Aspergillus ochraceus thrice over 6 months, alongside positive Aspergillus IgG and serum galactomannan. Despite treatment with itraconazole, the patient continued to be symptomatic. We present the first case associating A...
September 2017: Medical Mycology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701850/invasive-mediastinal-aspergillosis-in-immunocompetent-male-with-invasion-of-left-atrium-and-hilar-structures
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Munta Kartik, Arun Kanala, Sunilnadikuda, S Manimala Rao, P Swathi Prakasham
Aspergillus is described as mould characterised by septate hyphae about 2-4μ in diameter, it is ubiquitous in nature and spreads by inhalation of spores. It causes opportunistic infections in almost six forms namely Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, Aspergillus sinusitis, Cutaneous aspergillosis, Aspergilloma, Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, Invasive aspergillosis. Invasive aspergillosis of mediastinum in an immunocompetent patient has rarely been reported. We present a case of a young male who had presented with chest pain, cough and breathleness was later diagnosed as fulminant mediastinal aspergillosis...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696236/combination-therapy-with-isavuconazole-and-micafungin-for-treatment-of-experimental-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Vidmantas Petraitis, Ruta Petraitiene, Matthew W McCarthy, Laura L Kovanda, Myo H Zaw, Kaiser Hussain, Naima Shaikh, Bo Bo W Maung, Navjot K Sekhon, William W Hope, Thomas J Walsh
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. We hypothesized that simultaneous inhibition of biosynthesis of ergosterol in the fungal cell membrane and (1→3)-β-D-glucan in the cell wall, respectively, by the antifungal triazole isavuconazole and the echinocandin micafungin, may result in improved outcome in experimental IPA in persistently neutropenic rabbits. Treatment groups included isavuconazole (ISA) at 20 (ISA20), 40 (ISA40), and 60 (ISA60) mg/kg/day, micafungin at 2 mg/kg/day (MFG2), or combinations of (ISA20+MFG2), (ISA40+MFG2), (ISA60+MFG2), and untreated rabbits (UC)...
July 10, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695805/clinical-analysis-of-77-patients-with-allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-peking-union-medical-college-hospital
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Mingqiang Zhang, Jinming Gao
Objective To summarize the clinical features of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis(ABPA)to facilitate its early diagnosis and treatment. Methods We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 77 patients who had been admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 1996 to July 2015 with ABPA. Results The average age of these 77 patients(38 men and 39 women)was(41.8±18.3)years. The co-morbidities included bronchial asthma(n=74,96%)and pulmonary cystic fibrosis(n=3,4%). The main symptoms and signs of ABPA were chronic cough(100%),sputum production(97%),wheeze(86%),sputum plugs(25%),blood-stained sputum(18%),hemoptysis(9%),chest pain(9%),fever(47%),weight loss(30%),and night sweat(12%)...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680340/successful-treatment-of-pulmonary-candidiasis-and-aspergillosis-in-patient-with-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-using-micafungin-case-study-and-brief-literature-review
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Marta Barańska, Renata Kroll-Balcerzak, Lidia Gil, Joanna Rupa-Matysek, Mieczysław Komarnicki
The number of patients with hematological malignancies who develop invasive fungal disease (IFD) has increased dramatically in recent decades. This increase is attributed to impairment of the host immune system due to intensive cytotoxic chemotherapies, use of corticosteroids and profound immunosuppression after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Additionally, the increasing prevalence of fungal infections caused by emerging and rare pathogens, IFD of mixed etiology or of atypical localization is observed...
2017: Central-European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672965/endobronchial-aspergilloma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Dongdong Huang, Bing Li, Haiqing Chu, Zhemin Zhang, Qiuhong Sun, Lan Zhao, Liyun Xu, Li Shen, Tao Gui, Huikang Xie, Jun Zhang
The present study aimed to investigate the clinical and radiological characteristics in addition to the bronchoscopic appearance in patients with endobronchial aspergilloma (EBA). Clinical and radiological characteristics were analyzed alongside the bronchoscopic appearance in 17 patients with EBA diagnosed by bronchoscopy with histological examination. The present study assessed the relevant literature and 13 males and 4 females were included in the comparison, with a median age of 59. Associated diseases included 8 previous diagnoses of pulmonary tuberculosis (47...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671171/early-onset-de-novo-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-an-orthotopic-heart-transplant-recipient
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Zaw Min, Manik Veer, Parth Rali, Anil Singh, Nitin Bhanot
Invasive aspergillosis generally occurs during the first 1-6 months after heart transplantation. It has been rarely seen in the first 2 weeks postcardiac transplant. We herein describe a unique case of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) diagnosed on day 9 postorthotopic heart transplantation. The known risk factors for IPA in cardiac transplant recipients were not identified in our case. The organ recipients from the same donor did not report Aspergillus infection. Hospital environmental samplings failed to demonstrate Aspergillus spores in the patient's room and his adjacent rooms...
July 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669830/drivers-and-impact-of-antifungal-therapy-in-critically-ill-patients-with-aspergillus-positive-respiratory-tract-cultures
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J A Paiva, P Mergulhão, A Gomes, F S Taccone, A-M Van den Abeele, P Bulpa, B Misset, W Meersseman, G Dimopoulos, J Rello, D Vogelaers, S Blot
BACKGROUND: Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is an increasingly recognized problem in critically ill patients. Little is known about how intensivists react to a Aspergillus-positive respiratory sample and about the efficacy of antifungals. Our goal was to identify drivers of antifungal therapy (AFT) prescription and diagnostic workup in patients with Aspergillus isolation in respiratory specimens as well as the impact of AFT in these patients. METHODS: ICU patients with a Aspergillus-positive respiratory sample from the database of a previous observational multicenter study were analysed...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668415/bronchocele-density-in-cystic-fibrosis-as-an-indicator-of-allergic-broncho-pulmonary-aspergillosis-a-preliminary-study
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Aurélie Occelli, Sébastien Soize, Caroline Ranc, Lisa Giovannini-Chami, Carole Bailly, Béatrice Leloutre, Corinne Boyer, Marie Baque-Juston
OBJECTIVE: Allergic broncho-pulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a severe and under-diagnosed complication of cystic fibrosis (CF). The aim of the study was to determine whether the mucus content of bronchoceles in cystic fibrosis complicated with ABPA reveals a higher density than the mucus content of non-ABPA cystic fibrosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied retrospectively 43 computed tomography scans (CT scans) of a pediatric population of cystic fibrosis patients...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667276/diagnostic-performance-of-contrast-enhanced-pulmonary-computed-tomography-angiography-for-the-detection-of-angioinvasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-immunocompromised-patients
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C Henzler, T Henzler, D Buchheidt, John W Nance, C A Weis, R Vogelmann, U Benck, T Viergutz, T Becher, T Boch, S A Klein, D Heidenreich, L Pilz, M Meyer, P M Deckert, W-K Hofmann, S O Schoenberg, M Reinwald
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is one of the major complications in immunocompromised patients. The mainstay of diagnostic imaging is non-enhanced chest-computed-tomography (CT), for which various non-specific signs for IPA have been described. However, contrast-enhanced CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) has shown promising results, as the vessel occlusion sign (VOS) seems to be more sensitive and specific for IPA in hematologic patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of CTPA in a larger cohort including non-hematologic immunocompromised patients...
June 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652112/multinational-retrospective-case-control-study-of-risk-factors-for-the-development-of-late-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-following-kidney-transplantation
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Francisco López-Medrano, Mario Fernández-Ruiz, José Tiago Silva, Peggy L Carver, Christian van Delden, Esperanza Merino, María José Pérez-Saez, Milagros Montero, Julien Coussement, Milene de Abreu Mazzolin, Carlos Cervera, Lidia Santos, Nuria Sabé, Anne Scemla, Elisa Cordero, Leónidas Cruzado-Vega, Paloma Leticia Martín-Moreno, Óscar Len, Eddison Rudas, Alfredo Ponce de León, Mariano Arriola, Ricardo Lauzurica, Miruna D David, Claudia González-Rico, Fernando Henríquez-Palop, Jesús Fortún, Marcio Nucci, Oriol Manuel, José Ramón Paño-Pardo, Miguel Montejo, Antonio Vena, Beatriz Sánchez-Sobrino, Auxiliadora Mazuecos, Julio Pascual, Juan Pablo Horcajada, Thanh Lecompte, Asunción Moreno, Jordi Carratalà, Marino Blanes, Domingo Hernández, Erick Alejandro Hernández-Méndez, María Carmen Fariñas, Manuel Perelló-Carrascosa, Patricia Muñoz, Amado Andrés, José María Aguado
OBJECTIVES: To assess the risk factors for the development of late-onset invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) after kidney transplantation (KT). METHODS: We performed a multinational case-control study that retrospectively recruited 112 KT recipients diagnosed with IPA between 2000 and 2013. Controls were matched (1:1 ratio) by center and date of transplantation. Immunosuppression-related events (IREs) included the occurrence of non-ventilator-associated pneumonia, tuberculosis, cytomegalovirus disease and/or de novo malignancy...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649308/association-between-spirometry-controlled-chest-ct-scores-using-computer-animated-biofeedback-and-clinical-markers-of-lung-disease-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Thomas Kongstad, Kent Green, Frederik Buchvald, Marianne Skov, Tania Pressler, Kim Gjerum Nielsen
Background: Computed tomography (CT) of the lungs is the gold standard for assessing the extent of structural changes in the lungs. Spirometry-controlled chest CT (SCCCT) has improved the usefulness of CT by standardising inspiratory and expiratory lung volumes during imaging. This was a single-centre cross-sectional study in children with cystic fibrosis (CF). Using SCCCT we wished to investigate the association between the quantity and extent of structural lung changes and pulmonary function outcomes, and prevalence of known CF lung pathogens...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645480/comparative-performance-of-aspergillus-galactomannan-elisa-and-pcr-in-sputum-from-patients-with-abpa-and-cpa
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Samuel Fayemiwo, Caroline B Moore, Philip Foden, David W Denning, Malcolm D Richardson
OBJECTIVES: Galactomannan (GM) and Aspergillus DNA detection are useful tools for the diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA), primarily in blood and bronchoscopy samples. This study aimed to evaluate the utility of both markers for detection of Aspergillus in sputum from patients with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) and chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA). METHODS: ABPA or CPA demographic patient data were retrieved. This retrospective observational audit included 159 patients with at least one sputum pair...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634301/microbial-glycoside-hydrolases-as-antibiofilm-agents-with-cross-kingdom-activity
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Brendan D Snarr, Perrin Baker, Natalie C Bamford, Yukiko Sato, Hong Liu, Mélanie Lehoux, Fabrice N Gravelat, Hanna Ostapska, Shane R Baistrocchi, Robert P Cerone, Elan E Filler, Matthew R Parsek, Scott G Filler, P Lynne Howell, Donald C Sheppard
Galactosaminogalactan and Pel are cationic heteropolysaccharides produced by the opportunistic pathogens Aspergillus fumigatus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, respectively. These exopolysaccharides both contain 1,4-linked N-acetyl-d-galactosamine and play an important role in biofilm formation by these organisms. Proteins containing glycoside hydrolase domains have recently been identified within the biosynthetic pathway of each exopolysaccharide. Recombinant hydrolase domains from these proteins (Sph3h from A...
July 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631658/a-case-of-aspergillus-tracheobronchitis-in-a-patient-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#18
Ming-Li Yuan, Gang Yang, Hong-Ling Hu, Wen Yin, Wei-Jun Tan, Su Zhao
Aspergillus tracheobronchitis (AT) is a unique form of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, which is commonly found in patients with impaired immunity. Early-stage AT presents in a nonspecific way, both clinically and radiographically, thereby delaying diagnosis and resulting in a high mortality. Owing to impaired mucociliary clearance, previous nonfungal infections, and administration of corticosteroids, among other aspects, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are predisposed to AT, although they are mostly immunocompetent...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626542/invasive-aspergillosis-with-disseminated-skin-involvement-in-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-a-rare-case
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Duygu Mert, Gülşen Iskender, Fazilet Duygu, Alparslan Merdin, Sinan Dal Mehmet, Mehmet Dogan, Emre Tekgündüz, Mustafa Ertek, Fevzi Altuntaş
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis is most commonly seen in immunocompromised patients. Besides, skin lesions may also develop due to invasive aspergillosis in those patients. A 49-year-old male patient was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. The patient developed bullous and zosteriform lesions on the skin after the 21st day of hospitalization. The skin biopsy showed hyphae. Disseminated skin aspergillosis was diagnosed to the patient. Voricanazole treatment was initiated. The patient was discharged once the lesions started to disappear...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619957/chronic-pulmonary-aspergillosis-complicating-sarcoidosis
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Yurdagül Uzunhan, Hilario Nunes, Florence Jeny, Maxime Lacroix, Sophie Brun, Pierre-Yves Brillet, Emmanuel Martinod, Marie-France Carette, Diane Bouvry, Caroline Charlier, Fanny Lanternier, Carole Planès, Abdellatif Tazi, Olivier Lortholary, Robert P Baughman, Dominique Valeyre
Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) complicating sarcoidosis (SA) is associated with high mortality, and there is a lack of clarity regarding the relative contributions of SA or CPA.This was a retrospective single-centre study on CPA-SA.In total, 65 patients (44 men), aged 41.4±13.5 and 48.3±11.9 years at the time of SA and CPA diagnoses, respectively, were included between 1980 and 2015. Of these, 64 had fibrocystic SA, most often advanced, with composite physiological index (CPI) >40 (65% of patients) and pulmonary hypertension (PH) (31%), and 41 patients (63%) were treated for SA (corticosteroids or immunosuppressive drugs)...
June 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
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