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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738364/risk-factors-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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Jordi Almirall, Mateu Serra-Prat, Ignasi Bolíbar, Valentina Balasso
We performed a systematic review of the literature to establish conclusive evidence of risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Observational studies (cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort studies) the primary outcome of which was to assess risk factors for CAP in both hospitalized and ambulatory adult patients with radiologically confirmed pneumonia were selected. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale specific for cohort and case-control designs was used for quality assessment. Twenty-nine studies (20 case-control, 8 cohort, and 1 cross-sectional) were selected, with 44...
July 25, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730138/ileal-perforation-with-norovirus-gastroenteritis-in-a-3-month-old-infant
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Seol Woo Wi, Su Jin Lee, Eun Kyeong Kang, Sung Min Cho
Noroviruses have been recognized as the leading cause of epidemic and sporadic gastroenteritis since the advent of molecular diagnostic technique. They have been documented in 5-31% of pediatric patients hospitalized with gastroenteritis. Although norovirus gastroenteritis is typically mild and self-limited, it causes severe, but sometimes fatal, conditions in the vulnerable population such as immunocompromised patients, young children, and the elderly. Bowel perforation due to norovirus infection is rare. We report a case of small bowel perforation with norovirus gastroenteritis in the infant with Down syndrome during the hospitalization with pneumonia...
June 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725560/haemophilus-influenzae-serotype-f-endocarditis-and-septic-arthritis
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Katerina Oikonomou, Basel Alhaddad, Kayla Kelly, Ravindra Rajmane, George Apergis
Haemophilus influenzae represents gram-negative coccobacilli which can cause endocarditis, meningitis, septicemia, pneumonia, septic arthritis. H.influenzae exists as encapsulated and unencapsulated (non-typeable) strains. Non-typeable H.influenzae are emerging pathogens especially in elderly population. We report a case of a 73 year old woman with bacteremia, endocarditis and septic arthritis due to H.influenzae serotype f. This case emphasizes the clinical features and the key elements of diagnosis and management of infections caused by non-typeable strains of H...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717032/th17-mediated-cross-protection-against-pneumococcal-carriage-by-vaccination-with-a-variable-antigen
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Kirsten Kuipers, Wouter S P Jong, Christa E van der Gaast-de Jongh, Diane Houben, Fred van Opzeeland, Elles Simonetti, Saskia van Selm, Ronald de Groot, Marije I Koenders, Taj Azarian, Elder Pupo, Peter van der Ley, Jeroen D Langereis, Aldert Zomer, Joen Luirink, Marien I de Jonge
Serotype-specific protection against a Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important limitation of the current polysaccharide-based vaccines. To prevent serotype replacement, reduce transmission and limit emergence of new variants, it is essential to induce broad protection and restrict pneumococcal colonization. In this study, we used a prototype vaccine formulation consisting of LPS-detoxified outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) from Salmonella Typhimurium displaying the variable N-terminus of PspA (α1α2) for intranasal vaccination, which induced strong Th17 immunity associated with substantial reduction of pneumococcal colonization...
July 17, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716776/increased-risk-for-thionamide-induced-agranulocytosis-in-elderly-patients-a-case-presentation-and-literature-review
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Sumera Bukhari, Muhammad Khan, Naresh Kumar, Vinuta Mohan
Thionamides, such as methimazole and propylthiouracil, are used for the management of hyperthyroidism. Agranulocytosis is a rare adverse effect of thionamides and elderly patients are especially vulnerable. Here we discuss a case of an 80-year-old woman who developed agranulocytosis and pneumonia approximately 4 weeks after starting low dose methimazole therapy. Despite aggressive treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics and granulocyte colony stimulating factor, she developed multiorgan failure and died. Our goals are to identify risk factors common to elderly patients and hopefully improve outcomes in this population when prescribed thionamides...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713496/effect-of-denture-cleaning-on-abrasion-resistance-and-surface-topography-of-polymerized-cad-cam-acrylic-resin-denture-base
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Lana Ahmed Shinawi
BACKGROUND: The application of computer-aided design computer-aided manufacturing (CAD CAM) technology in the fabrication of complete dentures, offers numerous advantages as it provides optimum fit and eliminates polymerization shrinkage of the acrylic base. Additionally, the porosity and surface roughness of CAD CAM resins is less compared to conventionally processed resins which leads to a decrease in the adhesion of bacteria on the denture base, which is associated with many conditions including halitosis and aspiration pneumonia in elderly denture wearers...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713446/nasopharyngeal-carriage-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-serotypes-indentified-among-nursing-home-residents-in-comparison-to-the-elderly-and-patients-younger-than-65-years-living-in-domestic-environment
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Maja Kolšek-Šušteršič, Andreja Beg Krasnič, Verica Mioč, Metka Paragi, Janez Rifel
INTRODUCTION: In Slovenia, there is little data available on pneumococcal vaccination rates and no data on asymptomatic NPCR and serotypes in the population of nursing home residents in comparison to the elderly living in domestic environment, therefore the goal was to gain these data. METHODS: A cross sectional epidemiological study was performed. Nasopharyngeal swabs from 151 nursing home residents, 150 elderly living in domestic environment, and 38 adults less than 65 years old were collected twice (in two consecutive years)...
September 2017: Zdravstveno Varstvo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712673/extract-critical-factors-affecting-the-length-of-hospital-stay-of-pneumonia-patient-by-data-mining-case-study-an-iranian-hospital
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Naghmeh Khajehali, Somayeh Alizadeh
MOTIVATION: Pneumonia is a prevalent infection of lower respiratory tract caused by infected lungs. Length of stay (LOS) in hospital is one of the simplest and most important indicators in hospital activity that is used for different purposes. The aim of this study is to explore the important factors affecting the LOS of patients with pneumonia in hospitals. METHODS: The clinical data set for the study were collected from 387 patients in a specialized hospital in Iran between 2009 and 2015...
July 13, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690025/invasive-pneumococcal-disease-caused-by-ceftriaxone-resistant-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-taiwan
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Hao-Yuan Lee, Tsu-Lan Wu, Lin-Hui Su, Hsin-Chieh Li, Rajendra Prasad Janapatla, Chyi-Liang Chen, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
BACKGROUND: Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) was associated with mortality, but the risk factors associated with mortality remains controversial. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was designed. All patients with IPD from 2011 to 2013 admitted in a medical center were screened and collected for their clinical presentations and laboratory characteristics. RESULTS: Approximately half of the 134 IPD isolates derived from these patients belonged to three major serotypes (19A, 6A and 3), which are included in 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), but not in 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7)...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688634/predictors-of-mortality-in-the-elderly-after-open-repair-for-perforated-peptic-ulcer-disease
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Vijaya T Daniel, Jason T Wiseman, Julie Flahive, Heena P Santry
BACKGROUND: As the U.S. population ages and the number of emergent surgical repairs for perforated peptic ulcer disease (PUD) rise, contemporary national data evaluating operative outcomes for open surgical repair for perforated PUD among the elderly are lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (2007-2014) was queried for patients ≥65 y who underwent open surgical repair for perforated PUD. The primary outcome was 30-d mortality...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681972/pneumonia-in-the-developing-world-characteristic-features-and-approach-to-management
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REVIEW
Stephen J Aston
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in adults worldwide, but its epidemiology varies markedly by region. Whilst in high-income countries, the predominant burden of CAP is in the elderly and those with chronic cardiovascular and pulmonary co-morbidity, CAP patients in low-income settings are often of working age and, in sub-Saharan Africa, frequently HIV-positive. Although region-specific aetiological data are limited, they are sufficient to highlight major trends: in high-burden settings, tuberculosis (TB) is a common cause of acute CAP; Gram-negative pathogens such as Klebsiella pneumoniae are regionally important; and HIV-associated opportunistic infections are common but difficult to diagnose...
July 6, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657793/pulmonary-infections-in-the-elderly-lead-to-impaired-neutrophil-targeting-improved-by-simvastatin
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Elizabeth Sapey, Jaimin M Patel, Hannah L Greenwood, Georgia M Walton, Jon Hazeldine, Charendeep Sadhra, Dhruv Parekh, Rachel Ca Dancer, Peter Nightingale, Janet M Lord, David R Thickett
RATIONALE: Dysregulated neutrophil functions are described with age and sepsis. Statins are associated with improved infection survival in some observational studies but trials in critically ill patients have not shown benefit. Statins also alter neutrophil responses in vitro. OBJECTIVE: To assess neutrophil migratory accuracy with age during respiratory infections and determine if and how a statin intervention could alter these blunted responses. METHODS: Migratory accuracy of blood neutrophils from young (aged<35) and old (aged>60) patients in health, during a lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), pneumonia (CAP) and pneumonia associated sepsis (S-CAP) was assessed with and without simvastatin...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652113/early-versus-late-diagnosis-in-community-acquired-bacterial-meningitis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Jacob Bodilsen, Christian Thomas Brandt, Andrew Sharew, Michael Dalager-Pedersen, Thomas Benfield, Henrik Carl Schønheyder, Henrik Nielsen
OBJECTIVES: To examine clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with late diagnosis of community-acquired bacterial meningitis (CABM). METHODS: We conducted a chart review of all adults with proven CABM in three centres in Denmark from 1998 through 2014. Patients were categorised as 1) early diagnosis of CABM immediately on admission or 2) late diagnosis if CABM was not listed in referral or admission records and neither lumbar puncture nor antibiotic therapy for meningitis was considered immediately on admission...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648651/the-impact-of-functional-status-on-the-outcomes-of-endovascular-lower-extremity-revascularization-for-critical-limb-ischemia-in-the-elderly
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Isidore Dinga Madou, Martin D Slade, Kristine C Orion, Timur Sarac, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
INTRODUCTION: Functional status is an important predictor of outcomes after infrainguinal bypass surgery. There is little data on the effect of functional status on the outcomes of endovascular LE interventions, especially in the elderly frail population. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of the American College of Surgeons - National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) files for the years 2011-2013 to assess the impact of functional status on outcome after endovascular intervention for critical limb ischemia...
June 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646948/generalized-herd-effects-and-vaccine-evaluation-impact-of-live-influenza-vaccine-on-off-target-bacterial-colonisation
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Michael J Mina
Interactions between pathogens and commensal microbes are major contributors to health and disease. Infectious diseases however are most often considered independent, viewed within a one-host one-pathogen paradigm and, by extension, the interventions used to treat and prevent them are measured and evaluated within this same paradigm. Vaccines, especially live vaccines, by stimulating immune responses or directly interacting with other microbes can alter the environment in which they act, with effects that span across pathogen species...
June 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638423/relationship-between-plasma-levels-of-zinc-and-clinical-course-of-pneumonia
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Parviz Saleh, Alireza Sadeghpour, Mohammad Mirza-Aghazadeh-Attari, Mohammad Hatampour, Mohammad Naghavi-Behzad, Aidin Tabrizi
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a common disease and is more prevalent among children and the elderly. Zinc (Zn) is an essential substance for the human body and plays an important role in regulating the immune system. Studies have shown a possible relation between the Zn plasma levels and pneumonia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 100 patients with pneumonia, who were referred to the Educational-Medical Centers of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, were included in the study...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629122/age-related-changes-in-immunological-and-physiological-responses-following-pulmonary-challenge
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REVIEW
Edmund J Miller, Helena M Linge
This review examines the current status of knowledge of sepsis and pneumonia in the elderly population and how the dynamics of the pulmonary challenge affects outcome and consequences. Led by an unprecedented shift in demographics, where a larger proportion of the population will reach an older age, clinical and experimental research shows that aging is associated with certain pulmonary changes, but it is during infectious insult of the lungs, as in the case of pneumonia, that the age-related differences in responsiveness and endurance become obvious and lead to a worse outcome than in the younger population...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617807/treatment-with-macrolides-and-glucocorticosteroids-in-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-post-hoc-exploratory-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Adrian Ceccato, Catia Cilloniz, Otavio T Ranzani, Rosario Menendez, Carles Agusti, Albert Gabarrus, Miquel Ferrer, Oriol Sibila, Michael S Niederman, Antoni Torres
BACKGROUND: Systemic corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory effects, whereas macrolides also have immunomodulatory activity in addition to their primary antimicrobial actions. We aimed to evaluate the potential interaction effect between corticosteroids and macrolides on the systemic inflammatory response in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia to determine if combining these two immunomodulating agents was harmful, or possibly beneficial. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc exploratory analysis of a randomized clinical trial conducted in three tertiary hospitals in Spain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612219/prospective-phase-ii-study-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-swallow-ability-screening-tests-and-pneumonia-prevention-using-a-team-approach-for-elderly-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Yuichiro Miki, Rie Makuuchi, Shinsaku Honda, Masanori Tokunaga, Yutaka Tanizawa, Etsuro Bando, Taiichi Kawamura, Takashi Yurikusa, Akira Tanuma, Masanori Terashima
BACKGROUND: Aging partly impairs swallowing function, which is considered a risk factor for postoperative pneumonia (PP). We evaluated the efficacy of a new team-based strategy to reduce the incidence of PP in elderly patients with gastric cancer. METHODS: This single-center, prospective phase II study included elderly patients (≥75 years old) with gastric cancer undergoing gastric surgery. The primary endpoint was the incidence of Clavien-Dindo grade II or higher PP...
June 13, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606799/patterns-of-readmissions-for-three-common-conditions-among-younger-u-s-adults
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Devraj Sukul, Shashank S Sinha, Andrew M Ryan, Michael W Sjoding, Scott L Hummel, Brahmajee K Nallamothu
BACKGROUND: Thirty-day readmissions among elderly Medicare patients are an important hospital quality measure. Although plans for employing 30-day readmission measures are under consideration for younger patients, little is known about readmission in younger patients or the relationship between readmissions in younger and elderly patients at the same hospital. METHODS: Using the 2014 Nationwide Readmissions Database, we examined readmission patterns in younger patients (18- to 64-years-old) using hierarchical models to evaluate associations between hospital 30-day risk-standardized readmission rates (RSRRs) in elderly Medicare patients and readmission risk in younger patients with acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
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