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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724206/vital-signs-health-care-associated-legionnaires-disease-surveillance-data-from-20-states-and-a-large-metropolitan-area-united-states-2015
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EDITORIAL
E A Soda, A E Barskey, P P Shah, S Schrag, C G Whitney, M J Arduino, S C Reddy, J M Kunz, C M Hunter, B H Raphael, L A Cooley
BACKGROUND: Legionnaires' disease, a severe pneumonia, is typically acquired through inhalation of aerosolized water containing Legionella bacteria. Legionella can grow in the complex water systems of buildings, including health care facilities. Effective water management programs could prevent the growth of Legionella in building water systems. METHODS: Using national surveillance data, Legionnaires' disease cases were characterized from the 21 jurisdictions (20 U...
August 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723551/understanding-immunosuppression-after-sepsis
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Fatemeh Fattahi, Peter A Ward
Following a severe primary infection or trauma, the risk of developing pneumonia increases due to acquired immune defects collectively known as sepsis-induced immunosuppression. In this issue of Immunity, Roquilly et al. (2017) show that dendritic cells and macrophages developing in the lung after the resolution of a severe infection acquire tolerogenic properties that contribute to persistent immunosuppression and susceptibility to secondary infections.
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723546/local-modulation-of-antigen-presenting-cell-development-after-resolution-of-pneumonia-induces-long-term-susceptibility-to-secondary-infections
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Antoine Roquilly, Hamish E G McWilliam, Cedric Jacqueline, Zehua Tian, Raphael Cinotti, Marie Rimbert, Linda Wakim, Irina Caminschi, Mireille H Lahoud, Gabrielle T Belz, Axel Kallies, Justine D Mintern, Karim Asehnoune, Jose A Villadangos
Lung infections cause prolonged immune alterations and elevated susceptibility to secondary pneumonia. We found that, after resolution of primary viral or bacterial pneumonia, dendritic cells (DC), and macrophages exhibited poor antigen-presentation capacity and secretion of immunogenic cytokines. Development of these "paralyzed" DCs and macrophages depended on the immunosuppressive microenvironment established upon resolution of primary infection, which involved regulatory T (Treg) cells and the cytokine TGF-β...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721572/i-fabp-is-a-novel-marker-for-the-detection-of-intestinal-injury-in-severely-injured-trauma-patients
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M Voth, M Duchene, B Auner, T Lustenberger, B Relja, I Marzi
BACKGROUND: Intestinal injury is a rare injury in multiply traumatized patients, and its diagnosis remains difficult. Delayed diagnosis of an intestinal injury increases the risk of sepsis, multiple organ failure and mortality. The intestinal fatty acid-binding protein (I-FABP) is solely expressed in the intestine and is released extracellulary after tissue damage. This study evaluates the validity of I-FABP as an early biomarker to detect an abdominal injury and particularly an injury to the intestine...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720674/tracheal-tube-design-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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REVIEW
Anahita Rouzé, Emmanuelle Jaillette, Julien Poissy, Sébastien Préau, Saad Nseir
Microaspiration of contaminated oropharyngeal and gastric secretions is the main mechanism for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill patients. Improving the performance of tracheal tubes in reducing microaspiration is one potential means to prevent VAP. The aim of this narrative review is to discuss recent findings on the impact of tracheal tube design on VAP prevention. Several randomized controlled studies have reported that subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) is efficient in VAP prevention...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719657/isolation-and-in-vitro-evaluation-of-bacteriophages-against-mdr-bacterial-isolates-from-septic-wound-infections
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Roja Rani Pallavali, Vijaya Lakshmi Degati, Dakshayani Lomada, Madhava C Reddy, Vijaya Raghava Prasad Durbaka
Multi-drug resistance has become a major problem for the treatment of pathogenic bacterial infections. The use of bacteriophages is an attractive approach to overcome the problem of drug resistance in several pathogens that cause fatal diseases. Our study aimed to isolate multi drug resistant bacteria from patients with septic wounds and then isolate and apply bacteriophages in vitro as alternative therapeutic agents. Pus samples were aseptically collected from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), Kadapa, A...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719310/severity-of-pneumonia-in-under-5-year-old-children-from-developing-countries-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Thomas Bénet, Valentina Sanchez Picot, Shally Awasthi, Nitin Pandey, Ashish Bavdekar, Anand Kawade, Annick Robinson, Mala Rakoto-Andrianarivelo, Maryam Sylla, Souleymane Diallo, Graciela Russomando, Wilma Basualdo, Florence Komurian-Pradel, Hubert Endtz, Philippe Vanhems, Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà, For The Gabriel Network
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children. The objectives were to evaluate the microbiological agents linked with hypoxemia in hospitalized children with pneumonia from developing countries, to identify predictors of hypoxemia, and to characterize factors associated with in-hospital mortality. A multicenter, observational study was conducted in five hospitals, from India (Lucknow, Vadu), Madagascar (Antananarivo), Mali (Bamako), and Paraguay (San Lorenzo). Children aged 2-60 months with radiologically confirmed pneumonia were enrolled prospectively...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716980/early-dysphagia-screening-by-trained-nurses-reduces-pneumonia-rate-in-stroke-patients-a-clinical-intervention-study
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Christoph Palli, Simon Fandler, Kathrin Doppelhofer, Kurt Niederkorn, Christian Enzinger, Christian Vetta, Esther Trampusch, Reinhold Schmidt, Franz Fazekas, Thomas Gattringer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dysphagia is a common stroke symptom and leads to serious complications such as aspiration and pneumonia. Early dysphagia screening can reduce these complications. In many hospitals, dysphagia screening is performed by speech-language therapists who are often not available on weekends/holidays, which results in delayed dysphagia assessment. METHODS: We trained the nurses of our neurological department to perform formal dysphagia screening in every acute stroke patient by using the Gugging Swallowing Screen...
July 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713390/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-an-infant-with-immunodeficiency-centromeric-instability-and-facial-anomaly-syndrome
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Katharina L Gössling, Cyrill Schipp, Ute Fischer, Florian Babor, Gerhard Koch, Friedhelm R Schuster, Jutta Dietzel-Dahmen, Dagmar Wieczorek, Arndt Borkhardt, Roland Meisel, Michaela Kuhlen
Immunodeficiency, centromeric instability, and facial anomaly (ICF) syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive genetic condition with severe immunodeficiency, which leads to lethal infections if not recognized and treated in early childhood. Up-to-date treatment regimens consist of prophylactic and supportive treatment of the recurrent infections. Here, we report the case of a 1-year-old boy of Moroccan consanguineous parents, who was diagnosed at 4 months of age with ICF syndrome with a homozygous missense mutation in the DNMT3B gene...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713087/clinical-factors-related-to-post-stroke-fatigue-within-the-first-3-month-after-acute-cerebrovascular-events
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Iryna I Delva, Mykhaylo Y Delva, Volodymyr A Poltorapavlov
INTRODUCTION: Post-stroke fatigue (PSF) is a common stroke complication with long-term negative consequences. AIM: Assess the rates of certain PSF domains within first 3 months after different acute cerebrovascular events (ACE) and identify clinical factors associated with each PSF domain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: There were examined 285 patients (195 with ischemic strokes, 39 with hemorrhagic strokes and 51 with transient ischemic attacks (TIA)) consequently at hospital stay, in 1 month and in 3 months after ACE...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712737/pharmacists-can-help-prevent-lipoid-pneumonia
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Ann E Cabri, Afoma King, Lee Morrow, Mark A Malesker
OBJECTIVES: To report 2 cases of lipoid pneumonia. SUMMARY: Lipoid pneumonia is an inflammatory process in the lower airways due to the presence of lipid molecules in the alveoli. Exogenous lipoid pneumonia is due to the inhalation or aspiration of fat-containing substances. Historically, mineral oil is the most common medication cause but there have also been several reports of lipoid pneumonia associated with petroleum jelly, medicated vapor rub, and lip glosses...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712490/pneumococcal-vaccination-for-splenectomized-patients-with-thalassemia-major-in-indonesia
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Teny Tjitra Sari, Arwin Ali P Akib, Djajadiman Gatot, Alida Roswita Harahap, Saptawati Bardosono, Sri Rezeki S Hadinegoro
INTRODUCTION: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a capsulated bacterium that can cause severe infection in patients with thalassemia major, particularly those who have undergone splenectomy. The absence of the spleen as well as zinc deficiency in splenectomized patients with thalassemia major increases the possibility of developing invasive pneumococcal infection. The aims of this study are to evaluate pneumococcal IgG levels following PCV and PPV immunizations and the effect of zinc supplementation on qualitative specific immune responses in splenectomized patients with thalassemia...
July 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710842/severe-sequelae-of-erythema-multiforme-three-cases
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A Viarnaud, S Ingen-Housz-Oro, M Marque, L Valeyrie-Allanore, N Ortonne, J Gueudry, S Grootenboer-Mignot, M Muraine, E Bequignon, C Gagnière, F Schlemmer, P Wolkenstein, O Chosidow
Erythema multiforme (EM) is a skin condition for which main causes are infectious factors (Herpes simplex virus, Mycoplasma pneumoniae). Anti-plakin auto-antibodies are found in some patients (1) . EM must be distinguished from Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), which are drug-induced in most cases (2-5) . This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710217/causes-of-death-in-patients-with-itai-itai-disease-suffering-from-severe-chronic-cadmium-poisoning-a-nested-case-control-analysis-of-a-follow-up-study-in-japan
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Muneko Nishijo, Hideaki Nakagawa, Yasushi Suwazono, Kazuhiro Nogawa, Teruhiko Kido
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the causes of deaths among patients with Itai-itai disease and severe cadmium (Cd) poisoning. DESIGN: Nested case-control analysis of a population-based cohort study. SETTING: Database of patients with Itai-itai disease and residents of Cd-polluted areas, maintained by the Ministry of Environment, Japan. PARTICIPANTS: Subjects included 142 women with Itai-itai disease, 111 women with Cd-induced renal tubular dysfunction and 253 controls matched for sex, age and occupation...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710027/admission-lactate-predicts-poor-prognosis-independently-of-the-crb-curb-65-scores-in-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Frederik S Frenzen, Ulrike Kutschan, Nils Meiswinkel, Bernhard Schulte-Hubbert, Santiago Ewig, Martin Kolditz
OBJECTIVES: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with a high risk of respiratory failure or septic organ dysfunction. Lactate is an established early marker of prognosis and sepsis severity, but few data exist in patients with CAP. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of consecutive adult CAP patients without treatment restrictions or direct ICU admission. Lactate was measured as point of care test within the capillary admission blood gas analysis and its prognostic value was compared to the CRB/CURB-65 criteria by multivariate and ROC curve analysis...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709419/the-clinical-and-virological-features-of-the-first-imported-case-causing-mers-cov-outbreak-in-south-korea-2015
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Ji Yeon Lee, You-Jin Kim, Eun Hee Chung, Dae-Won Kim, Ina Jeong, Yeonjae Kim, Mi-Ran Yun, Sung Soon Kim, Gayeon Kim, Joon-Sung Joh
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the largest outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection outside the Middle East occurred in South Korea. We summarized the epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory findings of the first Korean case of MERS-CoV and analyzed whole-genome sequences of MERS-CoV derived from the patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old man developed fever and myalgia 7 days after returning to Korea, following a 10-day trip to the Middle East...
July 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708954/pneumococcal-and-influenza-vaccination-status-of-hospitalized-adults-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-and-the-effects-of-vaccination-on-clinical-presentation
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Ezgi Demirdogen Cetinoglu, Esra Uzaslan, Abdullah Sayıner, Aykut Cilli, Oguz Kılınc, Aysın Sakar Coskun, Armağan Hazar, Nurdan Kokturk, Ayten Filiz, Mehmet Polatli
Background Previous reports have shown that vaccination rates of adult at-risk populations are low in Turkey. There are differing reports with regards to the effectiveness of the influenza and the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) on the clinical outcomes of community acquired pneumonia (CAP). The purpose of this study was to analyse the influenza (FV) and pneumococcal vaccination (PV) status, the factors that influence the receipt of influenza/pneumococcal vaccine and the effects of prior vaccination on the clinical outcomes in adults hospitalized with CAP...
July 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708458/effectiveness-of-a-double-carbapenem-regimen-in-a-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infection-in-an-immunocompromised-patient
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Nuria Piedra-Carrasco, Lucia Miguel, Anna Fàbrega, Belén Viñado, David Campany, Alba Mir, María Laura Fox, Benito Almirante, Nieves Larrosa, Isabel Ruiz-Camps, Juan José González-López
The progressive increase of infections produced by extensively drug-resistant carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (XDR-CPKP) represents an important threat to public health. Unfortunately, optimal therapeutic options are scarce. Retrospective studies have recommended combined therapy with more than one antibiotic and, more recently, a double-carbapenem regimen has been reported to be an effective alternative therapy. Here, we describe an episode of sepsis in an immunocompromised patient after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, caused by an XDR-CPKP...
July 14, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707578/acute-otitis-media-in-children
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Alexander Kc Leung, Alex H C Wong
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media is a common childhood infection. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment are very important. OBJECTIVE: To review in depth the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, complications and particularly treatment of acute otitis media in children. METHODS: A PubMed search was completed in Clinical Queries using the key term "acute otitis media". Patents were searched using the key term "acute otitis media" from www...
July 12, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705960/draft-whole-genome-assemblies-of-drug-resistant-clinical-isolates-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-from-the-philippines
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Marylette B Roa, Veni R Liles, Brian Carlmichael Torres, David Charles Klinzing, Evelina Lagamayo, Josephine Navoa-Ng, Maria Luisa G Daroy
Here, we report the draft assemblies of 11 clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae that are resistant to cephalosporins, carbapenems, and/or colistin. The assemblies ranged from 5.37 Mbp to 5.70 Mbp in size. Several plasmid sequences were present, and resistance genes spanning multiple classes of antibiotics were predicted.
July 13, 2017: Genome Announcements
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