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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449956/bilateral-bronchial-stent-deployment-for-palliative-treatment-of-a-compressive-intrathoracic-mass-in-a-cat
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Kieran Borgeat, Kerry Simpson, David Reese, Helen Wilson, Joanna Potter, Daniel Ogden
Case summary: Bronchial stents may be useful to relieve clinical signs of extraluminal compression. Herein we describe a case which, to our knowledge, is the first cat where bilateral bronchial stents have been used clinically. Respiratory signs of principal bronchial compression were alleviated after the stent procedure. Minor complications occurred, specifically: severe hypoxia during stent deployment; a transient, self-limiting postoperative pneumothorax possibly associated with ventilation-induced lung injury; bronchopneumonia (possibly pre-existing); and transient worsening of cough postoperatively...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437754/epidemiological-and-clinical-features-of-human-metapneumovirus-in-hospitalised-paediatric-patients-with-acute-respiratory-illness-a-cross-sectional-study-in-southern-china-from-2013-to-2016
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Ling Zhang, Wenkuan Liu, Donglan Liu, Dehui Chen, Weiping Tan, Shuyan Qiu, Duo Xu, Xiao Li, Tiantian Liu, Rong Zhou
OBJECTIVES: Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is one of the most important respiratory viral pathogens affecting infants and children worldwide. Our study describes the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of HMPV present in patients hospitalised with acute respiratory illness (ARI) in Guangzhou, Southern China. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: Two tertiary hospitals in Guangzhou. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Throat swabs were collected over a 3-year period from 5133 paediatric patients (≤14 years) hospitalised with ARI...
February 6, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427710/pathophysiology-of-peste-des-petits-ruminants-in-sheep-dorper-kajli-and-goats-boer-beetal
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Ahrar Khan, M Kashif Saleemi, Farah Ali, Muhammad Abubakar, Riaz Hussain, Rao Zahid Abbas, Imtiaz Ahmad Khan
Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), an economically important viral transboundary disease of small ruminants is not only prevalent in Pakistan but also in other countries where people rely on agriculture and animal products. The present study was aimed at describing the pathology and antigen localization in natural PPR infections in local (Kajli sheep; Beetal goats) as well as imported small ruminant breeds (Dorper sheep; Australian Boer goat). Morbidity and mortality rates were significantly (P < 0.001) higher in indigenous Kajli sheep (75...
February 7, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426476/larval-development-of-aelurostrongylus-abstrusus-in-experimentally-infected-rumina-decollata-snails
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Natalia M Cardillo, Mariano Ercole, Fernando Fariña, Mariana Pasqualetti, Yanina Loiza, Matías Pérez, Ayelén Bonboni, Mabel Ribicich
Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is a lungworm distributed worldwide that affects wild and domestic cats, causing bronchopneumonia of varying intensity. Snails serve as intermediate hosts. The aim of the present study was to assess the larval development of A. abstrusus in R. decollata snails and to investigate its potential as an intermediate host. For this purpose, first-stage larvae (L1) of A. abstrusus were obtained from the faeces of naturally infected cats. Doses of 500 L1/snail were given to 24 R. decollata snails, placed on the soil of the breeder chamber, and maintained under laboratory conditions...
February 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369727/respiratory-mites-orthohalarachne-diminuata-and-%C3%AE-hemolytic-streptococci-associated-bronchopneumonia-outbreak-in-south-american-fur-seal-pups-arctocephalus-australis
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Mauricio Seguel, Josefina Gutiérrez, Carlos Hernández, Felipe Montalva, Claudio Verdugo
  Although mites of the Orthohalarachne genus are common parasites of otariids, their role as agents of disease and in causing population-level mortality is unknown. In the austral summer of 2016, there was an increase in mortality among South American fur seal ( Arctocephalus australis) pups at Guafo Island, Northern Chilean Patagonia. Pups found dead or terminally ill had moderate to marked, multifocal, mucopurulent bronchopneumonia associated with large numbers of respiratory mites ( Orthohalarachne diminuata) and rare Gram-positive cocci...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245266/gastric-burkitt-lymphoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Simona Gurzu, Tivadar Bara, Tivadar Jr Bara, Mihai Turcu, Ciprian Valentin Mardare, Ioan Jung
RATIONALE: Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is an endemic tumor in Africa but rare sporadic cases are diagnosed in Europe. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 60-year-old woman was hospitalized with fulminant hematemesis and a history of recurring melena. DIAGNOSES: The upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a tumor of the antrum. INTERVENTIONS: Emergency gastrectomy was performed. OUTCOMES: Gross findings revealed an ulcerated tumor with elevated margins and several perigastric and extragastric lymph nodes...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227122/-hamartoma-of-mature-cardiac-myocytes-autopsy-case-report
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Šárka Hadravská, Magdaléna Dubová, Markéta Miesbauerová, Petr Mukenšnabl, Ondřej Daum, Alois Mádle, Karel Smetana
Hamartoma of mature cardiac myocytes (HMCM) is a rare benign pseudoneoplastic myocardial lesion. We describe a case of 39-year-old Bulgarian woman living in the Czech Republic, who died because of rupture of anterior communicating artery aneurysm, and severe bronchopneumonia. An incidental finding at the autopsy was a whitish unencapsulated and not sharply demarcated tumor of the left ventricle and adjacent area of interventricular septum, which protruded above the plane of section. Microscopically the tumor consisted of various different forms of disorganized hypertrophic mature cardiac myocytes without vacuolization of cytoplasm, focally in a "herringbone" pattern...
2017: Ceskoslovenská Patologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212461/widespread-enlarged-perivascular-spaces-associated-with-dementia-and-focal-brain-dysfunction-case-report
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Daisuke Taniguchi, Hideki Shimura, Masao Watanabe, Nobutaka Hattori, Takao Urabe
BACKGROUND: Enlarged perivascular spaces (PVS) are common magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings, whereas widespread enlarged PVS are extremely rare. Although most patients with widespread enlarged PVS remain asymptomatic, some develop neurological dysfunctions; however, it remains unclear whether these are the consequence of widespread enlarged PVS. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old female patient developed consciousness disturbance, cognitive dysfunctions, fluent aphasia, agraphia, acalculia, and left-right disorientation after suffering from bronchopneumonia...
December 7, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190684/respiratory-syncytial-and-influenza-viruses-in-children-under-2-years-old-with-severe-acute-respiratory-infection-sari-in-maputo-2015
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Mirela Pale, Afonso Nacoto, Almiro Tivane, Neuza Nguenha, Loira Machalele, Félix Gundane, Délcio Muteto, Josina Chilundo, Sandra Mavale, Cynthia Semá-Baltazar, Germano Pires, Orvalho Augusto, Tufária Mussá, Eduardo Gudo
INTRODUCTION: Although respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza virus (influenza) infections are one of the leading causes of Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI) and death in young children worldwide, little is known about the burden of these pathogens in Mozambique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From January 2015 to January 2016, nasopharyngeal swabs from 450 children, aged ≤2 years, who had been admitted to the Pediatric Department of the Maputo Central Hospital (HCM) in Mozambique, suffering with SARI were enrolled and tested for influenza and RSV using a real-time PCR assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168366/normal-sweat-chloride-test-does-not-rule-out-cystic-fibrosis
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Abdurrahman Erdem Başaran, Nimet Karataş-Torun, İbrahim Cemal Maslak, Ayşen Bingöl, Özgül M Alper
Başaran AE, Karataş-Torun N, Maslak İC, Bingöl A, Alper ÖM. Normal sweat chloride test does not rule out cystic fibrosis. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 68-70. A 5-month-old patient presented with complaints of fever and cough. He was hospitalized with the diagnosis of bronchopneumonia and pseudo-Bartter's syndrome. Patient was further investigated for diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. The chloride (Cl) level in sweat was determined within the normal range (25.1 mmol/L, 20.3 mmol/L). CFTR (Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator gene; NM_000492...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157308/characterization-of-the-upper-and-lower-respiratory-tract-microbiota-in-piedmontese-calves
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Isabella Nicola, Francesco Cerutti, Elena Grego, Iride Bertone, Paola Gianella, Antonio D'Angelo, Simone Peletto, Claudio Bellino
BACKGROUND: The microbiota of the bovine upper respiratory tract has been recently characterized, but no data for the lower respiratory tract are available. A major health problem in bovine medicine is infectious bronchopneumonia, the most common respiratory syndrome affecting cattle. With this study, we used 16S rRNA gene sequencing to characterize and compare the microbial community composition of the upper and lower respiratory tracts in calves. RESULTS: The microbiota of the upper (nasal swab [NS]) and the lower (trans-tracheal aspiration [TTA]) respiratory tracts of 19 post-weaned Piedmontese calves with (8/19) and without (11/19) clinical signs of respiratory disease, coming from six different farms, was characterized by 16S rRNA gene metabarcoding...
November 21, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149111/-bilateral-bronchopneumonia-due-to-rothia-mucilaginosa
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B De Escalante Yangüela, A Gracia Gutiérrez, B C Gracia Tello, V A Alastrué Del Castaño, E Bueno Juana, S Algárate Cajo
Rothia mucilaginosa (R. mucilaginosa), formerly named Stomatococcus mucilaginosus, is a facultatively anaerobic, encapsulated gram-positive coccus, which forms part of the normal oropharyngeal and is rarely considered to be a pathogen in immunocompetent patients, although it can produce, on rare occasions, serious infections like bacteremia, endocarditis and respiratory infections; such as pneumonia, pleural empyema or superinfection of bronchiectasis. We present the case of a 74-year-old male diagnosed with right basal pneumonia of torpid evolution with a poor initial response to different antibiotics, with clinical and radiological worsening and the appearance of bilateral bronchopneumonia with pseudonodular images...
November 17, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139241/porcine-respiratory-disease-complex-after-the-introduction-of-h1n1-2009-influenza-virus-in-brazil
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R R Rech, D Gava, M C Silva, L T Fernandes, V Haach, J R Ciacci-Zanella, R Schaefer
From 2009 to 2015, 74 lungs from suckling (6.8%), nursing (70.3%), fattening (20.3%) pigs and pregnant sows (2.7%) with respiratory signs from pig farms in Southern Brazil were submitted to a diagnostic laboratory for necropsy and/or histologic examination and screening for respiratory agents by RT-qPCR, immunohistochemistry (IHC), virus isolation (VI) and subtyping for influenza A virus (IAV), IHC and nested PCR for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mhyo), PCR for porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2), RT-qPCR for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and bacterial culture...
November 14, 2017: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114129/case-report-severe-and-progressive-bronchopneumonia-by-aelurostrongylus-abstrusus-in-an-adopted-stray-cat-from-portugal
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Carla Soares, Manuela Cardoso, Ana Mestre, Paolo Emidio Crisi
The cat lungworm Aelurostrongylus abstrusus is the most common respiratory parasite of cats. This nematode has a worldwide distribution and is considered an emerging pathogen. Respiratory signs overlap with those of other pathologies, and some agents which co-exist in the same animal may concur in the clinical scenario. Nonetheless, feline verminous bronchopneumonia is underestimated by practitioners and is not commonly included in differential diagnosis in routine practice. The present report describes the clinical presentation of a 6-month old stray cat from central Portugal, which developed respiratory distress...
December 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105570/molecular-survey-of-infectious-agents-associated-with-bovine-respiratory-disease-in-a-beef-cattle-feedlot-in-southern-brazil
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Selwyn A Headley, Werner Okano, Luciana C Balbo, Rogério A Marcasso, Thalita E Oliveira, Alice F Alfieri, Luiz C Negri Filho, Mariana Z Michelazzo, Silvio C Rodrigues, Anderson L Baptista, João Paulo E Saut, Amauri A Alfieri
We investigated the occurrence of infectious pathogens during an outbreak of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in a beef cattle feedlot in southern Brazil that has a high risk of developing BRD. Nasopharyngeal swabs were randomly collected from steers ( n = 23) and assessed for the presence of infectious agents of BRD by PCR and/or RT-PCR assays. These included: Histophilus somni, Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Mycoplasma bovis, bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), bovine coronavirus (BCoV), bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), bovine alphaherpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1), and bovine parainfluenza virus 3 (BPIV-3)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091330/multicentre-observational-study-of-gastrointestinal-recovery-after-elective-colorectal-surgery
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INTRODUCTION: Postoperative ileus (POI) is characterised by delayed gastrointestinal recovery and is common after colorectal surgery. Numerous strategies to optimise POI have been proposed but its management remains unclear. This study aimed to characterise the duration and management of gastrointestinal recovery in patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery. METHODS: A snapshot, prospective, observational study was undertaken between November 2016 and January 2017 at 10 regional hospitals in the United Kingdom...
November 1, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077699/pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-and-pneumonia-prevention-in-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Fortino Solórzano-Santos, Lilia Espinoza-García, Glorinella Aguilar-Martínez, Luisa Beirana-Palencia, Gabriela Echániz-Avilés, Guadalupe Miranda-Novales
BACKGROUND: A successful strategy to prevent Streptococcus pneumoniae infections is the administration of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs). OBJECTIVE: To analyze the effectiveness of the 7- and 13-valent PCV for the prevention of all-cause pneumonia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort of children younger than 5 years of age, with congenital heart disease (CHD) and different vaccination schedules, was analyzed. History of vaccination was confirmed with verifiable records...
September 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065887/computed-tomography-of-the-thorax-in-rabbits-a-prospective-study-in-ten-clinically-healthy-new-zealand-white-rabbits
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Désirée Müllhaupt, Sandra Wenger, Patrick Kircher, Nadja Pfammatter, Jean-Michel Hatt, Stefanie Ohlerth
BACKGROUND: Literature investigating the normal cross-sectional anatomy of rabbits with computed tomography (CT) is sparse and incomplete. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the normal thoracic structures, in particular the cranial thorax, with CT angiography in 10 clinically healthy New Zealand White (NZW) rabbits. RESULTS: Absolute and relative measurements of the trachea, heart, thoracic caudal vena cava and aorta, right and left principal bronchi, right and left caudal lobar bronchi and the accompanying branches of the right and left pulmonary artery and vein, right and left lung volume and lung density were taken...
October 24, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028839/interaction-of-the-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-matrix-protein-with-cellular-adaptor-protein-complex-3-plays-a-critical-role-in-trafficking
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Casey Ward, Maciej Maselko, Christopher Lupfer, Meagan Prescott, Manoj K Pastey
Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (HRSV) is a leading cause of bronchopneumonia in infants and the elderly. To date, knowledge of viral and host protein interactions within HRSV is limited and are critical areas of research. Here, we show that HRSV Matrix (M) protein interacts with the cellular adaptor protein complex 3 specifically via its medium subunit (AP-3Mu3A). This novel protein-protein interaction was first detected via yeast-two hybrid screen and was further confirmed in a mammalian system by immunofluorescence colocalization and co-immunoprecipitation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990950/a-rare-complication-of-chronic-granulomatous-disease-in-a-child-constrictive-aspergillus-pericarditis
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Emrah Şişli, Yasemin Özdemir Şahan, Mehmet Fatih Ayık, Deniz Nart, Yüksel Atay
A 3-year-old girl with the diagnosis of chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) was hospitalized for bronchopneumonia and congestive heart failure. Her medical history included methylprednisolone medication for autoimmune gastric outlet obstruction. Computed tomography revealed pneumonic infiltrations and pericardial thickening. A pulsed-wave Doppler recording revealed E/A >1. During a pericardiectomy, multiple islands of thick, firm-walled, fibrinous exudate-containing, small abscess formations were observed...
October 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
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