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Ana I Aller-García, Carmen Castro-Méndez, Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Elena M Marín-Martínez, Ismail Zakariya-Yousef Breval, Carmen Couto-Caro, Juan C López-Marín, Nicolás Peña-Griñán, Maite Ruiz de Pipaon, Ana M Romero-Mejías, Estrella Martín-Mazuelos
Diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is challenging. The objective of the study was to assess the value of microbiological tests to the diagnosis of IPA in the absence of non-specific radiological data. A retrospective study of 23 patients with suspicion of IPA and positivity of some microbiological diagnostic tests was performed. These tests included conventional microbiological culture, detection of Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) antigen and in some patients (1 → 3)-β-D-glucan (BDG) and Aspergillus fumigatus DNA using the LightCycler(®) SeptiFast test...
December 2, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910139/characterization-of-patients-with-chronic-pulmonary-aspergillosis-according-to-the-new-escmid-ers-ecmm-and-idsa-guidelines
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Helmut J F Salzer, Jan Heyckendorf, Barbara Kalsdorf, Thierry Rolling, Christoph Lange
Recently, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) in cooperation with the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Confederation of Medical Mycology (ECMM) published guidelines for the diagnosis of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA). Both guidelines, however, carry significant differences. We retrospectively applied the diagnostic recommendations on a patient cohort of 71 previously diagnosed CPA patients in order to compare both guidelines...
December 1, 2016: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904055/the-first-isolation-of-aspergillus-allahabadii-from-a-cormorant-with-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Sue Yee Lim, Rui Kano, Kenji Ooya, Shunta Kimura, Tokuma Yanai, Atsuhiko Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kamata
In this study, we report the first isolation of Aspergillus allahabadii from a Japanese cormorant with pulmonary aspergillosis. We performed molecular identification and antifungal susceptibility testing with the E-test. A 7-month-old male cormorant died because of uric acid deposition secondary to dehydration. Whitish nodular lesions were present on the caudal thoracic air sac in the right thoracic cavity. Histopathology revealed multifocal pyogranulomatous necrotic lesions with numerous fungal hyphae in the thoracic air sac...
2016: Medical Mycology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900022/conversion-of-aspergilloma-to-chronic-necrotizing-pulmonary-aspergillosis-following-treatment-with-sunitinib-a-case-report
#4
Yeon Wook Kim, Hyun Woo Lee, Jaeyoung Cho, Han-Sol Choi, Jungsil Lee, Sung Soo Park, Eun Young Heo, Kwang Nam Jin, Deog Kyeom Kim
Semi-invasive or invasive aspergillosis occurring following chemotherapy with sunitinib is a rare condition with unknown incidence and prognosis. Here, we report a case involving a 59-year-old male who had a history of underlying stable aspergilloma and was newly diagnosed with metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Following surgical resection for renal cell carcinoma and adjuvant chemotherapy with sunitinib for 8 months, the patient presented with hemoptysis. Chest computed tomography revealed an increased soft tissue mass and air crescent sign of the underlying aspergilloma, combined with consolidation and bronchial artery hypertrophy around the lesion...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889954/invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-after-treatment-with-gefitinib
#5
Sejeong Park, Soyoung Park, Hana Choi, Ji Young Park, Hyo Seok Lim, Myung Jae Park, Si-Young Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889253/blood-and-tissue-distribution-of-posaconazole-in-a-rat-model-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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E Cendejas-Bueno, A Forastiero, I Ruiz, E Mellado, J Gavaldà, A Gomez-Lopez
Posaconazole is the recommended prophylactic agent in patients at high risk of invasive fungal infection, since adequate drug levels seem to be reached in target sites despite the relatively low levels detected in blood. The objective of this study is to obtain pharmacokinetic (PK) information associated to blood and tissue distribution of posaconazole in an animal model of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. The PK parameters in lung samples were systematically higher than in serum. After multiple-dose administration of posaconazole, a significant accumulation of the drug was evident in lung tissue...
October 11, 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887809/an-estimation-of-burden-of-serious-fungal-infections-in-france
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J-P Gangneux, M-E Bougnoux, C Hennequin, C Godet, J Chandenier, D W Denning, B Dupont
OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: An estimation of burden of serious fungal diseases in France is essential data to inform public health priorities on the importance of resources and research needed on these infections. In France, precise data are available for invasive fungal diseases but estimates for several other diseases such as chronic and immunoallergic diseases are by contrast less known. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted using the Web of Science Platform...
November 22, 2016: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845582/reply-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Amy Houghton Attaway, Frank Jacono, Jihane Abdelmassih Faress
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845579/pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Foteini Malli, Konstantinos I Gourgoulianis, Zoe Daniil
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842866/reviewing-the-importance-and-evolution-of-fungal-infections-and-potential-antifungal-resistance-in-haematological-patients
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Alessandro Busca, Anna Maria Tortorano, Livio Pagano
There is a growing body of evidence supporting the emergence of azole resistance in Aspergillus and Candida spp. and this may be of particular concern due to the potential implications in the management of invasive fungal infections occurring in immunocompromised hosts. The aim of present review was to describe the magnitude of the problem, summarising the epidemiology and potential impact of yeast and mould antifungal resistance in patients with haematological malignancies. The first cases of triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus isolates were reported in 1997 in patients receiving itraconazole...
December 2015: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836224/-infectious-events-during-the-course-of-autoimmune-diseases-treated-with-rituximab-a-retrospective-study-of-93%C3%A2-cases
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M Catroux, M Lauda-Maillen, M Pathe, A-C De Boisgrollier de Ruolz, F Cazenave-Roblot, P Roblot, O Souchaud-Debouverie
OBJECTIVE: Describe the occurring infections in patients treated with rituximab for an autoimmune disease. METHODS: Retrospective and monocentric study of 93 adult patients treated with rituximab for autoimmune indications over a nine years period. RESULTS: Thirty-eight patients suffered from a total of 95 infections. Out of them, 18 patients (19 %) had had at least an infectious episode triggering a hospital admission and/or intravenous treatment...
November 8, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828618/a-decade-trend-of-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-state-brazil
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Valdes Roberto Bollela, Fernanda Guioti Puga, Maria Janete Moya, Mauro Andrea, Maria de Lourdes Viude Oliveira
The aim of this retrospective study was to review all the notified cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in São Paulo State (Brazil), as well as to describe and discuss the clinical, microbiological and radiologic aspects in a single reference center, within the same state, from 2000 to 2012. There were 1,097 notifications of MDR-TB in São Paulo State over this period, 70% affecting men aged on average 38 years (10-77). There was a significant fall in the MDR-TB mortality rate from 30% to 8% (2000-2003 versus 2009-2012)...
November 3, 2016: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826887/diagnosis-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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E Swoboda-Kopeć, M Sikora, K Piskorska, M Gołaś, I Netsvyetayeva, D Przybyłowska, E Mierzwińska-Nastalska
Culturing strains from clinical samples is the main method to diagnose invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. Detecting the galactomannan antigen in serum samples is an auxiliary examination. The goal of this study was to determine the frequency with which Aspergillus fumigatus was cultured in clinical samples taken from patients hospitalized in the the Infant Jesus Teaching Hospital in Warsaw, Poland, in the period of 2013-2014. Specimens from the respiratory tract and blood were cultured for mycological and serological assessments...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826143/application-of-a-low-molecular-weight-antifungal-protein-from-penicillium-chrysogenum-paf-to-treat-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-mice
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Zoltán Palicz, Tamás Gáll, Éva Leiter, Sándor Kollár, Ilona Kovács, Kornél Miszti-Blasius, István Pócsi, László Csernoch, Péter Szentesi
PAF, a small antifungal protein from Penicillium chrysogenum, inhibits the growth of several pathogenic filamentous fungi, including members of the Aspergillus genus. PAF has been proven to have no toxic effects in vivo in mice by intranasal application. To test its efficacy against invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA), experiments were carried out in mice suffering from IPA. Adult mice were immunosuppressed and then infected with Aspergillus fumigatus. After stable infection, the animals were inoculated with PAF intranasally at a concentration of 2...
November 9, 2016: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825423/new-advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-allergic-br-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis
#15
Ting-Ting Xia, Zhi-Bo Xu, Xian-Zhong Liu, Wei-Quan Tong, Li-Ting Zhang, Fang Chen, Hui-Reng Wang
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis is one of major pulmonary fungal diseases. Although it is not a rare in clinical settings,the misdiagnosis rate is high and the treatment effectiveness remains unstable. This article reviews the recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.
October 10, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824587/failure-to-achieve-therapeutic-levels-with-high-dose-posaconazole-tablets-potentially-due-to-enhanced-clearance
#16
Sam Maleki, Carmela Corallo, John Coutsouvelis, Jasmine Singh
AIM: To describe a case of persistent sub-therapeutic posaconazole levels in setting of salvage chemotherapy for relapsed acute myeloid leukemia. CASE DETAILS: A 57-year-old male was admitted for the management of relapsed acute myeloid leukemia and ongoing pulmonary aspergillosis. While continuing on posaconazole tablet 300 mg daily, he received a course of salvage chemotherapy. The initial steady state posaconazole trough level was therapeutic at 0.84 mg/L (target >0...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818019/sequential-disseminated-aspergillosis-and-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-a-patient-treated-by-idelalisib-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
#17
B Lafon-Desmurs, G Monsel, V Leblond, M Papo, E Caumes, A Fekkar, S Jaureguiberry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 3, 2016: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816904/aspergillus-serology-have-we-arrived-yet
#18
Malcolm D Richardson, Iain D Page
Aspergillosis presents in various clinical forms, among them chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, which is a spectrum of disease entities including aspergilloma, chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis, and chronic fibrosing pulmonary aspergillosis. Aspergillus also contributes to fungal allergy and sensitization. Analysis of the immune response to Aspergillus and its antigens is an integral part of the diagnosis of these diseases. Over the past half century, the techniques used to determine antibody titers have evolved from testing for precipitating and agglutinating antibodies by agar gel double diffusion and immunolectrophoresis to enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays using recombinant proteins as capture antigens...
November 5, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814579/the-emergence-of-aspergillus-species-in-chronic-respiratory-disease
#19
Anthony Ca Yii, Mariko S Koh, Therese S Lapperre, Gan L Tan, Sanjay H Chotirmall
Chronic lung disease is recognized as an important risk factor for developing pulmonary aspergillosis. The development of specific aspergillus-associated syndromes depends on host immunity and underlying lung disease. In the setting of asthma, hypersensitivity to Aspergillus can lead to allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) or severe asthma with fungal sensitization (SAFS). Chronic use of systemic or inhaled corticosteroids coupled with recurrent antibiotic use for exacerbations prevalent in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) predisposes to chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA)...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Scholar Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805533/lung-biopsy-findings-of-patients-who-have-undergone-a-liver-and-kidney-transplant
#20
Gonca Özgün, Merih Tepeoğlu, Binnaz Handan Özdemir, Eda Yılmaz Akçay, Ebru Şebnem Ayva, Emine Ebru Deniz, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to analyze the incidence of pulmonary disorders in solid-organ transplant recipients and report on outcomes in these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy liver and kidney transplant patients, who underwent lung biopsy because of pulmonary symptoms between January 2000 and December 2015, were enrolled in the study. We examined and evaluated histopathologic findings of these patients based on clinical data recorded in patients' files...
November 2016: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
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