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Arshiya Mastan, Nilaani Murugesu, Adil Hasnain, Terry O'Shaughnessy, Vladimir Macavei
INTRODUCTION: Acute interstitial pneumonia is a rare but important diagnosis, associated with a high mortality rate and important to identify early. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76 year-old individual presented to hospital with a two-week history of shortness of breath, fevers and a non-productive cough. Treatment initially was for lower respiratory tract infection but returned to hospital three days later as her shortness of breath and peripheral oedema was worsening despite diuretic treatment...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120273/triple-therapy-in-copd-what-we-know-and-what-we-don-t
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Peter M A Calverley, Helgo Magnussen, Marc Miravitlles, Jadwiga A Wedzicha
Triple inhaled therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) consists of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) and a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) taken in combination. Triple therapy is recommended by the Global initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) for patients who experience recurrent exacerbations despite treatment with either a dual bronchodilator (preferred initial therapy) or LABA/ICS combination (alternative initial therapy). Although there is evidence for the greater efficacy of triple therapy compared with LABA/ICS and LAMA monotherapy with regards to improved lung function, health status, and exacerbation rate, the efficacy of triple therapy when compared with dual bronchodilation (LABA/LAMA) is as yet unknown...
November 9, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117661/a-rare-case-of-infectious-multifocal-serpiginoid-choroiditis
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Miloš Mitrašević, Svetlana Jovanović, Filip Radotić, Snežana Pešić, Zorica Jovanović
Multifocal serpiginoid choroiditis is an infectious variety of serpiginous choroiditis. The disease is characterized by infectious etiology and overlapping clinical features in an intermediary form of acute posterior multifocal placoid pigment epitheliopathy and serpiginous choroiditis. In a 33-year-old patient, bilateral multiple placoid partially confluent chorioretinal lesions were diagnosed after a febrile flu-like episode. On the right eye, there was a progressive decrease in visual acuity. Later, the lesions had a prolonged progressive devastating clinical course and widespread distribution of placoid lesions, and took the form of serpiginoid choroiditis...
December 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114418/stop-being-so-sensitive-an-exceptionally-rare-report-of-ustekinumab-induced-sub-acute-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#4
Azka Ali, Jason Chertoff, Christopher Harden, Dara Wakefield, James Wynne
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HSP) is a rare syndrome characterised by granulomatous inflammatory lung disease due to repeated sensitisation from a specific antigen. We present the case of a 61-year old male veteran with a history of nodular eczema who presented with 2 weeks of progressive dyspnoea on exertion and pleuritic chest pain. The patient was started on ustekinumab 5 weeks prior to presentation. Initial workup revealed ground-glass opacities on computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest. Cardiac workup was unrevealing with a normal myocardial perfusion stress test...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110735/development-of-interstitial-pneumonia-during-treatment-with-eribulin-a-case-report
#5
Kota Nakamura, Motoyasu Kato, Yosuke Miyashita, Osamu Nagashima, Shinichi Sasaki, Shigeru Tominaga, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: Eribulin is typically used to treat patients with advanced breast cancer, and anti-cancer agents often cause the development of interstitial pneumonia in Japanese patients with advanced cancer. However, few case reports have addressed eribulin-induced interstitial pneumonia. Herein, we report a rare case of interstitial pneumonia-specifically, organized pneumonia-during treatment with eribulin in a patient with advanced breast cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old Japanese woman was diagnosed as having advanced breast cancer 3 years before the admission described in the present report...
November 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109947/acute-exacerbation-in-interstitial-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Gabriela Leuschner, Jürgen Behr
Acute exacerbation of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (AE-IPF) has been defined as an acute, clinically significant deterioration that develops within less than 1 month without obvious clinical cause like fluid overload, left heart failure, or pulmonary embolism. Pathophysiologically, damage of the alveoli is the predominant feature of AE-IPF which manifests histopathologically as diffuse alveolar damage and radiologically as diffuse, bilateral ground-glass opacification on high-resolution computed tomography...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097818/dapsone-treatment-is-efficient-against-persistent-cutaneous-and-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-children-with-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura
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Jana Volejnikova, Jaroslav Horacek, Frantisek Kopriva
BACKGROUND: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic disorder characterized by leukocytoclastic vasculitis involving the capillaries and by the deposition of IgA immune complexes. An association between HSP and atypical bacteria is uncommon in children. METHODS AND RESULTS: Here we report three cases of children, aged 5, 4 and 16 years, who were diagnosed with HSP associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae or Chlamydia pneumoniae infection. In all presented cases, persistent cutaneous manifestations and abdominal pain were resistant to antibiotics and corticosteroids, but resolved during 48 h after the introduction of dapsone...
November 2, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089754/scientific-rationale-for-the-possible-inhaled-corticosteroid-intraclass-difference-in-the-risk-of-pneumonia-in-copd
#8
REVIEW
Christer Janson, Georgios Stratelis, Anna Miller-Larsson, Tim W Harrison, Kjell Larsson
Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) treatment combined with long-acting β2-adrenoceptor agonists (LABAs) reduces the risk of exacerbations in COPD, but the use of ICSs is associated with increased incidence of pneumonia. There are indications that this association is stronger for fluticasone propionate than for budesonide. We have examined systematic reviews assessing the risk of pneumonia associated with fluticasone propionate and budesonide COPD therapy. Compared with placebo or LABAs, we found that fluticasone propionate was associated with 43%-78% increased risk of pneumonia, while only slightly increased risk or no risk was found for budesonide...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079915/-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-in-patients-with-autoimmune-diseases
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REVIEW
S Blaas
Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia plays an increasing role in patients with autoimmune disorders, due to more intensive immunosuppressive therapy. Humans seem to be the most important pathogen reservoir. Diseases are probably caused by airborne new infections. Cough, subfebrile temperature and dyspnea on exertion are the leading symptoms. In addition to imaging, in particular high-resolution computed tomography, pathogen detection by staining methods or molecular genetic methods plays the decisive role. Trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is the most important medication for treatment...
November 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065861/clinical-effects-of-direct-hemoperfusion-using-a-polymyxin-b-immobilized-fiber-column-in-clinically-amyopathic-dermatomyositis-associated-rapidly-progressive-interstitial-pneumonias
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Hiroko Okabayashi, Hidenori Ichiyasu, Sayuri Hirooka, Kimitaka Akaike, Keisuke Kojima, Takayuki Jodai, Yasumiko Sakamoto, Hideharu Ideguchi, Shohei Hamada, Chieko Yoshida, Susumu Hirosako, Shinichiro Okamoto, Hirotsugu Kohrogi
BACKGROUND: Rapidly progressive interstitial pneumonias (RPIPs) associated with clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) are highly resistant to therapy and have a poor prognosis. Multimodal therapies, including direct hemoperfusion using a polymyxin B-immobilized fiber column (PMX-DHP), have a protective effect on RPIPs. We evaluated the effects of PMX-DHP on CADM-associated RPIPs. METHODS: We retrospectively enrolled 14 patients with CADM-associated RPIPs and acute respiratory failure treated with PMX-DHP, corticosteroids, and immunosuppressive agents...
October 24, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058249/a-2-year-step-down-withdrawal-from-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-asthmatic-children-receiving-immunotherapy
#11
Chun-Hui He, Xing Li, Jun-Hong Lin, Qiang Xiao, Jia-Lu Yu, Ying-Fen Liu, Wen-Hui Jiang, Chen Chen, Li Deng, Jie Zhou
BACKGROUND: Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) for treating asthma are controversial because of their negative effects on the growth of asthmatic children and without clearly defined withdrawal strategy. A 2-year ICS step-down and withdrawal strategy has been developed for asthmatic children receiving 3-year subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT). METHODS: Eleven children were included into the SCIT group and 13 children into the ICS group. ICSs were discontinued when children met the following criteria: requiring only 1 puffper day, with good control, for at least 6 months; having a forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1)/forced vital capacity ≥80%; and SCIT discontinued for ≥24 months...
December 2017: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058073/the-rare-complication-and-diagnostic-challenges-of-pulmonary-eosinophilia-in-graft-versus-host-disease-patients-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Pierre Tawfik, Patrick Arndt
PURPOSE: Chronic graft versus host disease (cGvHD) is a common complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Eosinophilic lung disease is a rare poorly understood complication in HSCT patients with cGvHD. These patients present similarly to those with Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia (AEP). The purpose of this study is to better elucidate the presentation and potential treatment of this phenomenon. METHODS: We reviewed over 170 bronchoscopies in post-HSCT patients with respiratory symptoms...
December 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053714/atopic-asthmatic-immune-phenotypes-associated-with-airway-microbiota-and-airway-obstruction
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Benjamin A Turturice, Halvor S McGee, Brian Oliver, Melissa Baraket, Brian T Nguyen, Christian Ascoli, Ravi Ranjan, Asha Rani, David L Perkins, Patricia W Finn
BACKGROUND: Differences in asthma severity may be related to inflammation in the airways. The lower airway microbiota has been associated with clinical features such as airway obstruction, symptom control, and response to corticosteroids. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between local airway inflammation, severity of disease, and the lower airway microbiota in atopic asthmatics. METHODS: A cohort of young adult, atopic asthmatics with intermittent or mild/moderate persistent symptoms (n = 13) were assessed via bronchoscopy, lavage, and spirometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049325/effect-of-therapeutic-interchange-on-medication-reconciliation-during-hospitalization-and-upon-discharge-in-a-geriatric-population
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Jessica S Wang, Robert L Fogerty, Leora I Horwitz
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic interchange of a same class medication for an outpatient medication is a widespread practice during hospitalization in response to limited hospital formularies. However, therapeutic interchange may increase risk of medication errors. The objective was to characterize the prevalence and safety of therapeutic interchange. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Secondary analysis of a transitions of care study. We included patients over age 64 admitted to a tertiary care hospital between 2009-2010 with heart failure, pneumonia, or acute coronary syndrome who were taking a medication in any of six commonly-interchanged classes on admission: proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine H2-receptor antagonists (H2 blockers), hydroxymethylglutaryl CoA reductase inhibitors (statins), angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046034/-neurological-manifestations-in-atypical-kawasaki-disease
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Edgar Martínez-Guzmán, Luisa Berenise Gámez-González, Francisco Rivas-Larrauri, Giovanni Sorcia-Ramírez, Marco Yamazaki-Nakashimada
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a type of systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. Atypical Kawasaki disease is defined as that where there are signs and symptoms not corresponding to the classical criteria for this nosological entity. Children with atypical Kawasaki disease may present with acute abdominal symptoms, meningeal irritation, pneumonia or renal failure. CLINICAL CASES: We describe 4 children with ages ranging from 2 to 12 years who had atypical Kawasaki disease, with neurological and gastrointestinal symptoms as part of the systemic presentation of the disease...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042865/additional-corticosteroids-or-alternative-antibiotics-for-the-treatment-of-macrolide-resistant-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia
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Eun-Ae Yang, Kyung-Yil Lee
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August 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037300/high-resolution-computed-tomography-findings-in-chronic-eosinophilic-vs-cryptogenic-organising-pneumonia
#17
P Mehrian, A Doroudinia, A Rashti, O Aloosh, A Dorudinia
BACKGROUND: The similar clinical and computed tomography (CT) characteristics of cryptogenic organising pneumonia (COP) and chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) make precise diagnosis challenging. OBJECTIVES: To help differentiate between COP and CEP using high-resolution CT (HRCT). DESIGN: Clinical data and HRCT images of COP and CEP patients referred to Masih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran, from 2007 to 2015 were reviewed. Diagnosis of COP or CEP was confirmed using open lung biopsy or a combination of transbronchial biopsy, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) analysis, peripheral eosinophilia and a favourable response to corticosteroids...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033625/the-salford-lung-study-a-pioneering-comparative-effectiveness-approach-to-copd-and-asthma-in-clinical-trials
#18
REVIEW
Timothy E Albertson, Susan Murin, Mark E Sutter, James A Chenoweth
The Salford Lung Study (SLS) of patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a practical, community-based, randomized, open-label pragmatic study on the efficacy and safety of the once-daily dry powder inhaler that combines the inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone furoate (FF) with the long-acting beta2 agonist vilanterol (VI). The asthma component of the SLS is not yet reported but the COPD component, done over a 12-month period, found a statistically significant 8.4% reduction in COPD exacerbations when compared to usual care...
2017: Pragmatic and Observational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020323/corticosteroids-in-patients-hospitalized-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-systematic-review-and-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Matthias Briel, Simone M C Spoorenberg, Dominic Snijders, Antoni Torres, Silvia Fernandez-Serrano, G Umberto Meduri, Albert Gabarrús, Claudine A Blum, Marco Confalonieri, Benjamin Kasenda, Reed A C Siemieniuk, Wim Boersma, Willem Jan W Bos, Mirjam Christ-Crain
Background: We aimed to evaluate the benefits and harms of adjunctive corticosteroids in adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) using individual patients' data of randomized placebo-controlled trials and to explore subgroup differences. Methods: We systematically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and trial registers (all until July 2017) for eligible trials. Data from 1,506 individual patients in six trials were analyzed using uniform outcome definitions...
September 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990896/acute-eosinophilic-pneumonia-secondary-to-heroin-inhalation
#20
Damla Eyüpoğlu, Ebru Ortaç Ersoy, Kazım Rollas, Arzu Topeli
Smoking heroin (chasing the dragon), is a method of inhaling heroin via heating the drug on a tin-foil above a flame. It also has been associated both with the indirect effects of heroin overdose and with direct pulmonary toxicity. We describe a case of acute eosinophilic pneumonia secondary to heroin inhalation in our medical intensive care unit. She presented with fever, cough, dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. Chest radiograph showed bilateral infiltrations. Examination of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid revealed significant eosinophilia...
June 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
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