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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021713/epidemiology-of-bronchiolitis-a-description-of-emergency-department-visits-and-hospitalizations-in-puerto-rico-2010-2014
#1
Andrea Rivera-Sepulveda, Enid J Garcia-Rivera
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the epidemiology of bronchiolitis as a clinical diagnosis and its impact on emergency department visits and hospitalizations in tropical and semitropical regions. We described the epidemiology of bronchiolitis emergency visits and hospitalizations, its temporal trend and geographic distribution in Puerto Rico between 2010 and 2014. METHODS: We performed a retrospective descriptive analysis of a representative sample of privately insured children with bronchiolitis from January 2010 to December 2014...
2017: Tropical Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992427/effects-of-cannabinoid-receptor-type-2-in-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-human-subjects-and-mice
#2
Alireza Tahamtan, Yazdan Samieipoor, Fatemeh Sadat Nayeri, Ali Akbar Rahbarimanesh, Anahita Izadi, Ali Rashidi-Nezhad, Masoumeh Tavakoli-Yaraki, Mohammad Farahmand, Louis Bont, Fazel Shokri, Talat Mokhatri-Azad, Vahid Salimi
An accumulating body of evidence suggests that the endocannabinoid system plays a significant role in pathophysiological processes and impacts disease severity. Here we investigate the possible role of a cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) functional variant in determining disease severity and the potential pharmacological therapeutic effects of CB2 activation in viral respiratory infection. The common missense variant (CAA/CGG; Q63R) of the gene-encoding CB2 receptor (CNR2) was evaluated in 90 inpatient and 90 outpatient children with acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI)...
October 9, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987219/role-of-viral-infections-in-the-development-and-exacerbation-of-asthma-in-children
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REVIEW
Tuomas Jartti, James E Gern
Viral infections are closely linked to wheezing illnesses in children of all ages. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the main causative agent of bronchiolitis, whereas rhinovirus (RV) is most commonly detected in wheezing children thereafter. Severe respiratory illness induced by either of these viruses is associated with subsequent development of asthma, and the risk is greatest for young children who wheeze with RV infections. Whether viral illnesses actually cause asthma is the subject of intense debate...
October 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968829/the-ns1-protein-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-blocks-glucocorticoid-receptor-nuclear-translocation-by-targeting-ipo13-may-account-for-glucocorticoid-insensitive
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Jun Xie, Xiaoru Long, Leiqiong Gao, Sisi Chen, Keting Zhao, Wei Li, Na Zhou, Na Zang, Yu Deng, Luo Ren, Lijia Wang, Zhengxiu Luo, Wenwei Tu, Xiaodong Zhao, Zhou Fu, Xiaohong Xie, Enmei Liu
In spite of their powerful anti-inflammatory effect, glucocorticoids have shown no significant clinical benefit in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-induced bronchiolitis, the reason for which remains unclear. Upon glucocorticoid binding, the cytoplasmic glucocorticoid receptor (GR) translocates to the nucleus with the help of importin-13 (IPO13). Here, we report that RSV infection reduced GR nuclear translocation in the nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) of the RSV-infected infants, lungs of infected mice, and A549 cells, which coincided with decreased IPO13 expression...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948867/prevalence-and-genetic-characterisation-of-respiratory-syncytial-viruses-circulating-in-bulgaria-during-the-2014-15-and-2015-16-winter-seasons
#5
Neli Korsun, Svetla Angelova, Iren Tzotcheva, Irina Georgieva, Snezhina Lazova, Snezhana Parina, Ivaylo Alexiev, Penka Perenovska
The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of acute respiratory illnesses (ARI) in infants and young children. The objectives of this study were to investigate the RSV circulation among children aged <5 years in Bulgaria, to identify the RSV-A and RSV-B genotypes and to perform an amino acid sequence analysis of second hypervariable region (HVR2) of the G gene. During the 2014/15 and 2015/16 winter seasons, nasopharyngeal specimens of 610 children aged <5 years with ARI were tested using Real Time RT-PCR for influenza viruses, RSV, metapneumovirus, parainfluenza viruses, rhinoviruses and adenoviruses...
September 26, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887119/respiratory-syncytial-virus-associated-hospitalizations-in-children-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Bernhard Resch, Krisztina Liziczai, Friedrich Reiterer, Thomas Freidl, Michaela Haim, Berndt Urlesberger
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the risk of RSV infection in infants and children with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) over two consecutive RSV seasons. METHODS: Retrospective, single-center cohort study from southern Austria including infants with CDH born between 1993 and 2012. Infants were retrieved by searching via ICD-10 codes Q79.0 and Q79.1 and by using a local electronic database. Children were followed over 2 years of life including at least two consecutive RSV seasons (November to April)...
August 16, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878128/respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-of-newborn-cx3cr1-deficent-mice-induces-a-pathogenic-pulmonary-innate-immune-response
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Sudipta Das, Mahesh Raundhal, Jie Chen, Timothy B Oriss, Rachael Huff, John V Williams, Anuradha Ray, Prabir Ray
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infects almost all infants by 2 years of age, and severe bronchiolitis resulting from RSV infection is the primary cause of hospitalization in the first year of life. Among infants hospitalized due to RSV-induced bronchiolitis, those with a specific mutation in the chemokine receptor CX3CR1, which severely compromises binding of its ligand CX3CL1, were at a higher risk for more severe viral bronchiolitis than those without the mutation. Here, we show that RSV infection of newborn mice deficient in CX3CR1 leads to significantly greater neutrophilic inflammation in the lungs, accompanied by an increase in mucus production compared with that induced in WT mice...
September 7, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871942/-%C3%AE-secretase-inhibitor-mw167-reduces-the-level-of-gata3-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-in-children-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus-bronchiolitis
#8
Liangxiao Liu, Fuling Wu, Xuejing Zhang, Haiying Wang
Objective To study the changes of GATA3 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of children with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis after γ-secretase inhibitor (GSI) MW167 blocks Notch signaling. Methods The study enrolled 30 patients with RSV bronchiolitis and 25 normal controls. PBMCs were separated and divided into normal control group, RSV group, and MW167 treated group. The level of interleukin-4 (IL-4) in supernatant was detected by ELISA; level of GATA3 mRNA was determined by real-time fluorescent quantitative PCR; and the expressions of Notch1 intracellular domain (NICD) and GATA3 proteins were examined by Western blotting...
August 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859915/viral-bronchiolitis-in-young-infants-new-perspectives-for-management-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Mauricio T Caballero, Fernando P Polack, Renato T Stein
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to address advances in management and treatment of acute viral bronchiolitis in infants. SOURCES: A systematic review search was made including all articles published in English between 2010 and 2017, and available in the electronic databases PubMed and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) and specialized register of the Acute Respiratory Infections Group (Cochrane review group). The following MESH terms in English were included, using different Boolean operators for the search strategy: "bronchiolitis, viral," "diagnosis," "epidemiology," "etiology," "therapy," "virology," "prevention and control," "respiratory syncytial virus, human...
August 30, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839157/acute-respiratory-infections-in-hospitalized-children-in-vientiane-lao-pdr-the-importance-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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Van Hoan Nguyen, Audrey Dubot-Pérès, Fiona M Russell, David A B Dance, Keoudomphone Vilivong, Souphatsone Phommachan, Chanthaphone Syladeth, Jana Lai, Ruth Lim, Melinda Morpeth, Mayfong Mayxay, Paul N Newton, Hervé Richet, Xavier De Lamballerie
The Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most important viral pathogens, causing epidemics of acute respiratory infection (ARI), especially bronchiolitis and pneumonia, in children worldwide. To investigate the RSV burden in Laos, we conducted a one-year study in children <5 years old admitted to Mahosot Hospital, Vientiane Capital, to describe clinical and epidemiological characteristics and predictive factors for severity of RSV-associated ARI. Pooled nasal and throat swabs were tested using multiplex real-time PCR for 33 respiratory pathogens (FTD(®) kit)...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834426/detection-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-at-birth-in-a-newborn-with-respiratory-distress
#11
Sara Manti, Caterina Cuppari, Angela Lanzafame, Carmelo Salpietro, Pasqua Betta, Salvatore Leonardi, Miriam K Perez, Giovanni Piedimonte
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common respiratory pathogen in infants and young children. From the nasopharyngeal or conjunctival mucosa of infected individuals, RSV spreads to the lower respiratory tract causing acute bronchiolitis and pneumonia after an incubation period of 4-6 days. In addition to its well-documented tropism for the airway epithelium, it has been shown previously that RSV can also spread hematogenously and efficiently infect extrapulmonary tissues of human hosts. Furthermore, it has been shown in animal models that RSV can spread transplacentally from the respiratory tract of a pregnant mother to the lungs of the fetus...
October 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831577/chest-radiographic-features-of-human-metapneumovirus-infection-in-pediatric-patients
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Melissa A Hilmes, F Daniel Dunnavant, Sudha P Singh, Wendy D Ellis, Daniel C Payne, Yuwei Zhu, Marie R Griffin, Kathryn M Edwards, John V Williams
BACKGROUND: Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) was identified in 2001 and is a common cause of acute respiratory illness in young children. The radiologic characteristics of laboratory-confirmed HMPV acute respiratory illness in young children have not been systematically assessed. OBJECTIVE: We systematically evaluated the radiographic characteristics of acute respiratory illness associated with HMPV in a prospective cohort of pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included chest radiographs from children <5 years old with acute respiratory illness who were enrolled in the prospective New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN) study from 2003 to 2009 and were diagnosed with HMPV by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
August 22, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829494/pneumopericardium-pneumomediastinum-and-pneumorrachis-complicating-acute-respiratory-syncytial-virus-bronchiolitis-in-children
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C Fantacci, P Ferrara, F Franceschi, A Chiaretti
OBJECTIVE: We report 2 children with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection complicated with spontaneous pneumopericardium (PP) and pneumomediastinum (PM), one also associated with pneumorrhachis (PR). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two previously healthy children presented with fever, violent dry cough, dyspnea, and tachypnea. Chest X-ray and CT scans showed sizeable PP and PM in both patients. One of them also presented PR. Children were initially treated with intravenous antibiotics, antipyretics, and a cough sedative...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822433/-molecular-biological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-in-children-with-bronchiolitis
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T H Zhang, J Deng, Y Qian, R N Zhu, Y Sun, F Wang, R Tian, L Q Zhao
Objective: To investigate the clinical characteristics of respiratory syncytial virus(RSV)bronchiolitis and molecular biological characteristics of RSV in children in Beijing. Method: In a systematic retrospective study, 2 296 nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) were collected from children diagnosed with bronchiolitis from July 2006 to June 2016 for respiratory virus screening using direct immunofluorescence assay (DFA). For specimens positive for RSV, subgroup A or B was confirmed by real time RT-PCR and genotype of RSV was determined by amplifying the full G glycoprotein gene and sequencing...
August 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818563/-lower-lymphocyte-response-in-severe-cases-of-acute-bronchiolitis-due-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus
#15
José Miguel Ramos-Fernández, David Moreno-Pérez, Cristina Antúnez-Fernández, Guillermo Milano-Manso, Ana María Cordón-Martínez, Antonio Urda-Cardona
INTRODUCTION: Acute bronchiolitis (AB) of the infant has a serious outcome in 6-16% of the hospital admitted cases. Its pathogenesis and evolution is related to the response of the T lymphocytes. The objective of the present study is to determine if the lower systemic lymphocytic response is related to a worse outcome of AB in hospitalised infants. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Retrospective observational-analytical study of cases-controls nested in a cohort of patients admitted due to RSV-AB between the period from October 2010 to March 2015...
August 14, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783078/respiratory-syncytial-virus-the-influence-of-serotype-and-genotype-variability-on-clinical-course-of-infection
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REVIEW
Silvia Vandini, Carlotta Biagi, Marcello Lanari
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) belongs to the recently defined Pneumoviridae family, Orthopneumovirus genus. It is the leading cause of acute bronchiolitis and one of the most common causes of infant viral death worldwide, with infection typically occurring as recurrent seasonal epidemics. There are two major RSV subtypes, A and B, and multiple genotypes, which can coexist during RSV epidemic season every year and result in different disease severity. Recently, new RSV genomic sequences and analysis of RSV genotypes have provided important data for understanding RSV pathogenesis...
August 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782631/cdhr3-gene-variation-and-childhood-bronchiolitis
#17
Anders Husby, Anu Pasanen, Johannes Waage, Astrid Sevelsted, Hennie Hodemaekers, Riny Janssen, Minna K Karjalainen, Jakob Stokholm, Bo L Chawes, Matti Korppi, Göran Wennergren, Andrea Heinzmann, Louis Bont, Hans Bisgaard, Klaus Bønnelykke
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August 4, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751483/respiratory-syncytial-virus-a-systematic-scientometric-analysis-of-the-global-publication-output-and-the-gender-distribution-of-publishing-authors
#18
Dörthe Brüggmann, Corinna Köster, Doris Klingelhöfer, Jan Bauer, Daniela Ohlendorf, Matthias Bundschuh, David A Groneberg
OBJECTIVE: Worldwide, the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) represents the predominant viral agent causing bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children. To conduct research and tackle existing healthcare disparities, RSV-related research activities around the globe need to be described. Hence, we assessed the associated scientific output (represented by research articles) by geographical, chronological and socioeconomic criteria and analysed the authors publishing in the field by gender. Also, the 15 most cited articles and the most prolific journals were identified for RSV research...
July 26, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747496/parainfluenza-virus-5-expressing-wild-type-or-prefusion-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-fusion-protein-protects-mice-and-cotton-rats-from-rsv-challenge
#19
Shannon I Phan, James R Zengel, Huiling Wei, Zhuo Li, Dai Wang, Biao He
Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of pediatric bronchiolitis and hospitalizations. RSV can also cause severe complications in elderly and immunocompromised individuals. There is no licensed vaccine. We previously generated a parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5)-vectored vaccine candidate expressing the RSV fusion protein (F) that was immunogenic and protective in mice. In this work, our goal was to improve the original vaccine candidate by modifying the PIV5 vector or by modifying the RSV F antigen...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695368/an-interaction-of-lps-and-rsv-infection-in-augmenting-the-ahr-and-airway-inflammation-in-mice
#20
Na Zhou, Wei Li, Luo Ren, Xiaohong Xie, Enmei Liu
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in children under 5 years of age, especially infants with severe bronchiolitis. Our preliminary clinical experiments showed that bacterial colonization was commonly observed in children with virus-induced wheezing, particularly in those with recurrent wheezing, suggesting that bacterial colonization with an accompanying viral infection may contribute to disease severity. In most cases, RSV-infected infants were colonized with pathogenic bacteria (mainly Gram-negative bacteria)...
July 10, 2017: Inflammation
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