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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211027/the-inpatient-burden-of-autoimmune-blistering-disease-in-us-children-analysis-of-nationwide-inpatient-sample-data
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Ziyou Ren, Derek Y Hsu, Nanette B Silverberg, Jonathan I Silverberg
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of pediatric autoimmune blistering disorders (PAIBD). OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the inpatient burden and comorbidities of PAIBD. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2002 to 2012, which contained a representative 20% sample of all US hospitalizations. RESULTS: The most common PAIBD with a primary admission was pemphigus (8.0 per million), whereas the most common secondary diagnosis of PAIBD was dermatitis herpetiformis (DH; 9...
February 16, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203095/burden-and-treatment-patterns-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-hospitalized-patients-in-the-middle-east-real-world-data-from-saudi-arabia-and-lebanon
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Adel F Alothman, Abdulhakeem O Althaqafi, Madonna J Matar, Rima Moghnieh, Thamer H Alenazi, Fayssal M Farahat, Shelby Corman, Caitlyn T Solem, Nirvana Raghubir, Cynthia Macahilig, Claudie Charbonneau, Jennifer M Stephens
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to document the burden and treatment patterns associated with invasive fungal infections (IFIs) due to Candida and Aspergillus species in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective chart review study was conducted using data recorded from 2011 to 2012 from hospitals in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Patients were included if they had been discharged with a diagnosis of IFI due to Candida or Aspergillus, which was culture proven or suspected based on clinical criteria...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198173/delphi-based-study-and-analysis-of-key-risk-factors-for-invasive-fungal-infection-in-haematological-patients
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L Vázquez, M Salavert, J Gayoso, M Lizasoaín, I Ruiz Camps, N Di Benedetto
OBJECTIVE: Mortality caused by invasive fungal infections due to filamentous fungi (IFI-FF) is high. Predisposing factors to IFI-FF are multiple and should be stratified. The objective of this study was to identify key risk factors for IFI-FF in onco-haematological patients in different clinical settings. METHODS: Prospective national Delphi study. Risk factors for IFI-FF in patients with onco-haematological diseases were identified by a systematic review of the literature...
February 14, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196316/common-skin-conditions-in-children-neonatal-skin-lesions
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Brian Z Rayala, Dean S Morrell
Skin findings during the initial month of life are ubiquitous. One study estimated that more than 95% of newborns have cutaneous findings, which often are distressing to parents but frequently are benign and self-limited. Among them are milia, cutis marmorata, congenital dermal melanocytosis, and the benign neonatal pustular eruptions (eg, benign cephalic pustulosis, erythema toxicum neonatorum, transient neonatal pustular melanosis). Clinicians need to recognize these benign skin conditions and differentiate them from more serious conditions, such as infectious pustular eruptions from bacterial, viral, and fungal causes, and inflammatory conditions, such as Langerhans cell histiocytosis...
February 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195092/efficacy-of-in-house-fluorescent-stain-for-fungus
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K R L Surya Kirani, V Satya Chandrika
CONTEXT: Mycotic infections are gaining importance in the present day medicine, and definite demonstration of fungus is essential for diagnosis. Small numbers of organisms in the smear can be identified by fluorescence microscopy. Calcofluor white (CFW) fluorescent stain is a textile brightener mixed with Evans blue. It is expensive and not easily available. AIMS: (1) To assess the efficacy of in-house CFW fluorescent stain for fungus in relation to conventional CFW stain, histopathology, and culture...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194062/performance-of-galactomannan-antigen-beta-d-glucan-and-aspergillus-lateral-flow-device-for-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-aspergillosis
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Gökhan Metan, Muzaffer Keklik, Gökçen Dinç, Çiğdem Pala, Afra Yıldırım, Berkay Saraymen, Mustafa Yavuz Köker, Leylagül Kaynar, Bülent Eser, Mustafa Çetin
Aspergillus lateral-flow device (LFD) was recently introduced as a practical tool for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (IA). We investigated the performance of Aspergillus-LFD as a point-of-care test for the diagnosis of IA. Serum samples were collected twice weekly from patients who received intensive chemotherapy for acute leukemia, or recepients of allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) antigen, 1,3-beta-d-glucan and Aspergillus-LFD tests were carried out according to manufacturers' recommendations...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188605/-cancer-and-mycoses-and-literature-review
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M Develoux
Various infectious agents are classical risk factors for cancer including bacteria, viruses and parasites. There is less evidence concerning the implication of fungal infection in carcinogenesis. The role of chronic Candida infection in the development of squamous cell carcinoma has been suspected for years. Candida sp are more prevalent in potentially malignant disorder and cancer of the oral mucosa. Other epidemiological evidence of a link between Candida infection and cancer is what is observed in patients with Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy Candidiasis Ectodermal Dystrophy (APECED)...
February 11, 2017: Bulletin de la Société de Pathologie Exotique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188491/serious-fungal-infections-in-peru
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184220/editorial-an-omics-perspective-on-fungal-infection-toward-next-generation-diagnosis-and-therapy
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EDITORIAL
Agostinho Carvalho, Gustavo H Goldman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182347/the-diagnostic-value-of-procalcitonin-versus-other-biomarkers-in-prediction-of-bloodstream-infection
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Ya-Ping Pan, Ya-Ping Fang, Yuan-Hong Xu, Zhong-Xin Wang, Ji-Lu Shen
BACKGROUND: We compared the diagnostic utility of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and hematological markers, including white blood cell count (WBC), neutrophils (NEU), percentage of neutrophils (NEU%), lymphocytes (LYM), neutrophil-lymphocyte count ratio (NLCR), and platelet count (PLT) for predicting bloodstream infection (BSI), which was confirmed by blood culture (BC). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted for 1807 inpatients. The level of PCT, CRP, blood cells, and blood culture results were compared between the positive blood culture group and negative blood culture group; each indicator was analyzed in the performance of bacterial BSI diagnosis by drawing ROC curves...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169259/fluorescence-of-candida-in-diagnosis-of-oral-candidiasis
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L R Kumaraswamy Naik, Pushparaja Shetty, M S Krishna Prasad, Vimal Kumar Karnaker, Sarosh E Shroff, Lal P Madathil
BACKGROUND: Many pathogenic fungi fluoresce in hematoxylin and eosin stained sections, and Papanicolaou (PAP)-stained smears under ultraviolet illumination. In theory, this phenomenon could aid in the diagnosis of common fungal infections without the delay which is usually associated with special stains. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of fluorescence as a rapid screening technique for oral infections caused by Candida organisms in exfoliative smears of oral candidiasis...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167891/construction-of-a-system-for-the-strawberry-nursery-production-towards-elimination-of-latent-infection-of-anthracnose-fungi-by-a-combination-of-pcr-and-microtube-hybridization
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Kazuyoshi Furuta, Saki Nagashima, Tsuyoshi Inukai, Chikara Masuta
One of the major problems in strawberry production is difficulty in diagnosis of anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum acutatum or Glomerella cingulata in latent infection stage. We here developed a diagnostic tool for the latent infection consisting of initial culturing of fungi, DNA extraction, synthesis of PCR-amplified probes and microtube hybridization (MTH) using a macroarray. The initial culturing step is convenient to lure the fungi out of the plant tissues, and to extract PCR-inhibitor-free DNA directly from fungal hyphae...
February 2017: Plant Pathology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166589/gastrointestinal-basidiobolomycosis-an-emerging-and-a-confusing-disease-in-children-a-multicenter-experience
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Khalid Shreef, Mervat Saleem, Mayssa Adballah Saeedd, Mohamed Eissa
Introduction Gastrointestinal basidiobolomycosis (GIB) is an emerging fungal infection in children that leads to diagnostic confusion. Aim Our study aim was twofold: a systematic review of published literature and an update of some Saudi Arabia hospital series to analyze their as well as our own experience in diagnosis and management of GIB. Material and Methods This clinical study included 18 children whose final diagnosis was GIB. The patients, who ranged in age from 5 to 10 years, were admitted between November 2009 and November 2015 with vague abdominal pains with or without abdominal masses for further investigation...
February 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160958/opportunistic-fungal-infections-in-critical-care-units
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REVIEW
Deborah D Garbee, Stephanie S Pierce, Jennifer Manning
Fungal infections are rare compared with bacterial infections, but they are on the increase in critical care units. Diagnosis can be difficult, resulting in increased mortality. Immunocompromised patients are at higher risk for fungal infections, including organ transplant, oncology, and HIV/AIDS patients. Fatigue and fever are common symptoms that require critical care nurses to remain vigilant in assessment to identify at-risk patients and promote use of timely cultures and appropriate treatments for fungal infections...
March 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160226/molecular-diagnostic-techniques-for-onychomycosis-validity-and-potential-application
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Shinichi Watanabe, Kazuya Ishida
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of onychomycosis requires positive findings by direct microscopy and fungal culture. Fungal culture is slow and difficult, with low yields. We compared two dermatophyte identification methods, one using a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method, and the other using fungal culture to validate the molecular method. METHODS: Nail specimens were collected from 149 patients with distal and lateral subungual onychomycosis who were positive for fungal elements by direct microscopy using potassium hydroxide...
February 4, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155291/mycotic-rhinitis-in-a-mutton-merino-ewe
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Rhoda Leask, Johan Steyl
Although nasal masses are uncommon in sheep and may have several causes, including neoplasia and bacterial, fungal and viral infections, these lesions may lead to economic losses resulting from weight loss and even death. It is therefore important to differentiate between various categories of upper respiratory tract obstructions and lower respiratory tract infections. The correct aetiological diagnosis of obstructive masses is essential for appropriate treatment and management to be given or action to be taken...
January 24, 2017: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149092/isolated-sphenoid-sinus-lesions-experience-with-a-few-rare-pathologies
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Nishanth Sadashiva, B N Nandeesh, Dhaval Shukla, Dhananjaya Bhat, Sampath Somanna, Bhagavatula Indira Devi
INTRODUCTION: The sphenoid sinus is often neglected because of its difficult access. The deep position of the sphenoid sinus hinders early diagnosis of pathologies in that location. Delayed diagnosis can cause serious complications due to proximity to many important structures. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to demonstrate different pathologies which can affect the sphenoid sinus and elucidate the findings. METHODS: Cases of isolated sphenoid sinus lesions encountered in the neurosurgical setting which had rare pathologies are discussed...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148470/diagnostic-accuracy-of-interleukin-6-interleukin-8-and-interleukin-10-for-predicting-bacteremia-in-children-with-febrile-neutropenia
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Zümrüt Şahbudak Bal, Nihal Karadaş Özdemir, Semra Şen, Deniz Yılmaz Karapınar, Elif Azarsız, Şöhret Aydemir, Fadıl Vardar
Despite improvements in diagnosis and treatment, infections are still major cause of morbidity and mortality in children with febrile neutropenia. In majority of febrile episodes, infection source cannot be defined. In this study, we aim to identify the earlier predictors of bacteremia/fungemia and a useful cytokine identify the source of infections and to discriminate the patients with culture-confirmed bacterial/fungal infection. The most sensitive cytokine was IL (Interleukin)-10 and the most specific was IL-8 in predicting culture-confirmed...
February 1, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138379/non-invasive-methods-to-diagnose-fungal-infections-in-pediatric-patients-with-hematologic-disorders
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Parisa Badiee, Zahra Hashemizadeh, Mani Ramzi, Mohammad Karimi, Rasoul Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infection (IFIs) is a major infectious complication in immunocompromised patients. Early diagnosis and initiation of antifungal therapy is important to achieve the best outcome. OBJECTIVES: The current study aimed to investigate the incidence of IFIs and evaluate the diagnostic performance of non-invasive laboratory tests: serologic (β-D-glucan, galactomannan) and molecular (nested polymerase chain reaction) tests to diagnose fungal infections in hematologic pediatric patients...
November 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138188/skin-of-colour-characteristics-and-disease
#20
Zohra Zaidi
Skin colour varies from pale white to very dark. Fitzpatrick's skin phototypes are based on the person's skin colour and its response to sun exposure in terms of burning and tanning of the skin. Fitzpatrick's type 1V-V1 is known as the skin of colour and type 1-111 is the fair or white skin. The colour of the skin and texture of the hair are the most apparent phenotype to differentiate the different races; this correlates closely with the geography and ultraviolet radiation of the sun. There are notable differences in skin disease incidence, presentation, and treatment based on skin type...
February 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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