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Stephanie Posten, Jennifer Reed
Pediatric community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is frequently encountered by medical providers and is one of the most common reasons for hospital admission. CAP is known to cause significant morbidity and mortality, causing greater than 2 million deaths annually worldwide in children younger than five years old. The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) released guidelines in 2011 with recommendations regarding appropriate diagnosis and management of community acquired pneumonia for children greater than 3 months age, with the goal of assisting providers in clinical decision making...
December 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333818/community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-hospitalization-and-case-fatality-risk-in-10-pediatric-facilities-in-argentina
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Ángela Gentile, Julia Bakir, Gabriela Ensinck, Aldo Cancellara, Enrique V Casanueva, Verónica Firpo, Martín Caruso, María F Lución, Alejandro Santillán Iturres, Fabiana Molina, Héctor J Abate, Andrea Gajo Gane, Santiago López Papucci
INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections are prevalent both in Argentina and worldwide, and they may have a severe clinical course. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the hospitalization rate and case fatality risk factors of CA-MRSA infection. METHODS: Cross-sectional, analytical study. All patients < 15 years old with community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus (CA-SA) infections admitted to 10 pediatric facilities between January 2012 and December 2014 were included...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331619/mycoplasma-pneumoniae-and-toll-like-receptors-a-mutual-avenue
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REVIEW
M Naghib, M Hatam-Jahromi, M Niktab, R Ahmadi, A Kariminik
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is an intracellular bacterium leading to several complications in humans. M. pneumoniae is cleared in some cases and induces complications in others. The main responsible mechanisms regarding the controversy are yet to be cleared. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are the important cell membrane and intracellular receptors which recognize a wide range of microbial macromolecules. The roles of TLRs in the eradication of several pathogens and also induction of their related complications have been demonstrated...
January 10, 2018: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329519/eikenella-corrodens-endocarditis-and-liver-abscess-in-a-previously-healthy-male-a-case-report
#4
Anne Christine Nordholm, Ruth Ottilia Birgitta Vøgg, Henrik Permin, Terese Katzenstein
BACKGROUND: Eikenella corrodens is one of the HACEK bacteria constituting part of the normal flora of the oropharynx, however, still an uncommon pathogen. We report a case of a large Eikenella corrodens liver abscess with simultaneously endocarditis in a previously healthy male. CASE PRESENTATION: A 49-year-old Danish man was admitted because of one-month malaise, fever, cough and unintentional weight loss. On admission there was elevated white blood cell count and C-reactive protein, as well as affected liver function tests...
January 12, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329449/lack-of-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-leads-to-less-severe-staphylococcal-skin-infection-but-more-skin-abscesses-and-prolonged-wound-healing
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Manli Na, Majd Mohammad, Ying Fei, Wanzhong Wang, André Holdfeldt, Huamei Forsman, Abukar Ali, Rille Pullerits, Tao Jin
Background: Lack of Receptor for Advanced Glycation End products (RAGE) ameliorates several infections including Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) pneumonia. We sought to investigate the role of RAGE in staphylococcal skin infection in mice. Methods: Wild-type (WT) and RAGE deficient (RAGE-/-) mice were subcutaneously inoculated with S. aureus SH1000 strain in abscess forming dose or necrotic dose. Clinical signs of dermatitis, along with histopathological changes, were compared between the groups...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327212/a-composite-of-functional-status-and-pneumonia-severity-index-improves-the-prediction-of-pneumonia-mortality-in-older-patients
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Francisco Sanz, María Morales-Suárez-Varela, Estrella Fernández, Luis Force, María José Pérez-Lozano, Vicente Martín, Mikel Egurrola, Jesús Castilla, Jenaro Astray, Diana Toledo, Ángela Domínguez
BACKGROUND: The baseline health status may be a determinant of interest in the evolution of pneumonia. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess the predictive ability of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) mortality by combining the Barthel Index (BI) and Pneumonia Severity Index (PSI) in patients aged ≥ 65 years. DESIGN, PATIENTS AND MAIN MEASURES: In this prospective, observational, multicenter analysis of comorbidities, the clinical data, additional examinations and severity of CAP were measured by the PSI and functional status by the BI...
January 4, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325682/computer-based-quantitative-computed-tomography-image-analysis-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Hirotsugu Ohkubo, Hiroaki Nakagawa, Akio Niimi
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is the most common type of progressive idiopathic interstitial pneumonia in adults. Many computer-based image analysis methods of chest computed tomography (CT) used in patients with IPF include the mean CT value of the whole lungs, density histogram analysis, density mask technique, and texture classification methods. Most of these methods offer good assessment of pulmonary functions, disease progression, and mortality. Each method has merits that can be used in clinical practice...
January 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325308/-opportunistic-infection-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-the-disease-spectrum-and-the-characteristics-of-peripheral-lymphocyte-subsets
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L Qin, Z F Qiu, J Xie, T R Geng, J L Zhao, L Wan, T S Li
Objective: To investigate the common opportunistic infections and the characteristics of peripheral lymphocyte subsets in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods: From December 2013 to December 2016, peripheral lymphocyte subsets were consecutively detected by flow cytometry in treated SLE patients with or without opportunistic infections (OIs) . The lymphocyte subsets in healthy donors were used as normal control group. Results: A total of 145 treated SLE patients were enrolled including 108 with OIs and 37 without OIs...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324810/course-of-sp-d-ykl-40-ccl18-and-ca-15-3-in-adult-patients-hospitalised-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-and-their-association-with-disease-severity-and-aetiology-a-post-hoc-analysis
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Simone M C Spoorenberg, Stefan M T Vestjens, G P Voorn, Coline H M van Moorsel, Bob Meek, Pieter Zanen, Ger T Rijkers, Willem Jan W Bos, Jan C Grutters
BACKGROUND AND AIM: SP-D, YKL-40, CCL18 and CA 15-3 are pulmonary markers that have been extensively investigated in different chronic pulmonary diseases. However, in acute pulmonary diseases, such as community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), little is known about the course of these markers and their relationship with the aetiological agent. The aim of this study was to investigate the course of these four markers in CAP and to study influence of disease severity, aetiology and antibiotic use prior to admission on their course...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323413/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-refractory-severe-respiratory-failure-in-acute-interstitial-pneumonia
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Gabriela Gonçalves-Venade, Nuno Lacerda-Príncipe, Roberto Roncon-Albuquerque, José Artur Paiva
Acute interstitial pneumonia (AIP) is a rare idiopathic interstitial lung disease with rapid progressive respiratory failure and high mortality. In the present report, three cases of AIP complicated by refractory respiratory failure supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are presented. One male and two female patients (ages 27-59) were included. Venovenous ECMO support was provided using miniaturized systems, with two-site femoro-jugular circuit configuration. Despite lung protective ventilation, prone position and neuromuscular blockade, refractory respiratory failure of unknown etiology supervened (ratio of arterial oxygen partial pressure to fractional inspired oxygen 46-130) and ECMO was initiated after 3-7 days of mechanical ventilation...
January 11, 2018: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321937/marijuana-bong-pseudomonas-lung-infection-a-detrimental-recreational-experience
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Agni Nhirmal Kumar, Chun Ian Soo, Boon Hau Ng, Tidi Hassan, Andrea Yu-Lin Ban, Roslina Abdul Manap
The use of Cannabis sativa, also known as marijuana, is believed to have dated back to thousands of years B.C. More than 200 decades later, it remains a popular recreational psychoactive substance that can be smoked through a water pipe. We report a case of marijuana smoking via a "bong" device, which has resulted in severe Pseudomonas aeruginosa necrotizing pneumonia treated with conservative medical therapy. This case highlights the importance of recognizing that life-threatening pneumonia can potentially be linked to marijuana and "bong" usage...
February 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321935/desquamative-interstitial-pneumonia-complicated-by-diffuse-alveolar-haemorrhage
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Ayako Matsuo, Nobuhiro Matsumoto, Akiko Kitamura, Hironobu Tsubouchi, Shigehisa Yanagi, Masamitsu Nakazato
We report a rare case of desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) with diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH). A 56-year-old man diagnosed with DIP by surgical lung biopsy 2 years ago was admitted to our hospital because of severe acute respiratory failure. The DIP had progressed despite smoking cessation. On admission, the patient appeared extremely ill, and physical examination revealed respiratory distress. The patient required mechanical ventilation. High-resolution computed tomography showed diffuse ground glass opacity in both lungs...
February 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321925/lupus-pneumonitis-presenting-with-high-titre-of-anti-ro-antibody
#13
Mei-Chuan Chen, Yueh-Lin Wu, Kai-Ling Lee, Kevin S Lai, Chi-Li Chung
Lupus pneumonitis carries high mortality and is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, it is difficult to diagnose and is often mistaken as pneumonia, alveolar haemorrhage, or organizing pneumonia. Previous studies demonstrated that serum anti-Ro antibodies are elevated more frequently in SLE patients with pneumonitis than in those without. We report a 21-year-old female who was newly diagnosed as having SLE with nephritis and who suddenly developed right lung opacity and rapidly progressed to severe hypoxaemia despite the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics...
January 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319583/the-infectious-and-non-infectious-etiology-clinical-picture-and-outcome-of-neutropenia-in-immunocompetent-hospitalized-children
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Odeya David, Yariv Fruchtman, Ruslan Sergienko, Joseph Kapelushnik, Eugene Leibovitz
BACKGROUND: Acquired neutropenia in immunocompetent children is common and its differential diagnosis ranges from benign causes to life-threatening diseases. We described the etiology, clinical picture and outcome of new onset neutropenia in immunocompetent children assessed in the emergency department and hospitalized at our medical center. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Previously healthy children admitted with neutropenia (absolute neutrophil count [ANC] <1.5 x 10/L) were included...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319365/the-prognostic-value-of-mid-regional-pro-adrenomedullin-in-the-evaluation-of-acute-dyspnea
#15
Justin J Choi, Matthew W McCarthy
Acute dyspnea is a common chief complaint among patients who visit an emergency room and presents diagnostic challenges for clinicians in both identifying the etiology and determining the clinical severity. The study of biomarkers in the prognostication and risk stratification of these patients has been increasing, including the investigation of the prognostic value for mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM). Areas Covered: In this review, the authors cover what is known about MR-proADM testing in patients presenting with acute dyspnea and the supporting evidence of its prognostic value in common conditions in medical patients with acute dyspnea, including acute heart failure, community acquired pneumonia, acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and acute pulmonary embolism...
January 10, 2018: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319254/cavitating-lung-lesions-with-encephalopathy-in-a-patient-with-long-standing-sjogren-s-syndrome-an-elusive-cause
#16
Siddharth Jain, Animesh Ray, Manish Soneja, S Leve Joseph Devarajan, Shyam Madabhushi, Anitha Swamy, T Naveen, S K Sharma
A known case of primary Sjogren's syndrome with chronic kidney disease presented with respiratory symptoms and subsequent altered sensorium. Chest imaging suggested cavitating lung lesions in both the lungs. Serum c-ANCA was positive without any upper respiratory tract involvement or active urinary sediments. Treatment with appropriate anti-microbials produced no improvement in the respiratory or neurological parameters. MRI brain revealed tell-tale signs of CNS vascultis. A diagnosis of GPA was made as per European Medical Agency algorithm and the patient was started on immune-suppressants to which there was dramatic response...
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317824/selection-of-piperacillin-tazobactam-infusion-mode-guided-by-sofa-score-in-cancer-patients-with-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-a-randomized-controlled-study
#17
Yang Lyu, Yang Yang, Xin Li, Min Peng, Xin He, Peng Zhang, Shangwen Dong, Wanhua Wang, Donghao Wang
Background: This study aimed to select piperacillin/tazobactam (TZP) infusion mode guided by Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score in cancer patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) postoperation. Patients and methods: A total of 120 cancer patients with postoperative HAP were divided into two groups: improved administration group (L group) and conventional treatment group (Con group). The Con group received traditional infusion of TZP and the L group received it as prolonged infusion...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317305/investigation-of-putative-invasion-determinants-of-actinobacillus-species-using-comparative-genomics
#18
Adina R Bujold, Andrew E Shure, Rui Liu, Andrew M Kropinski, Janet I MacInnes
Actinobacillus spp. are Gram-negative bacteria associated with mucosal membranes. While some are commensals, others can cause important human and animal diseases. A. pleuropneumoniae causes severe fibrinous hemorrhagic pneumonia in swine but not systemic disease whereas other species invade resulting in septicemia and death. To understand the invasive phenotype of Actinobacillus spp., complete genomes of eight isolates were obtained and pseudogenomes of five isolates were assembled and annotated. Phylogenetically, A...
January 6, 2018: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316764/-an-investigation-to-an-accident-of-occupational-trichloroethylene-explosion
#19
L J Yu, X D Jian, W J Wang, Y Z Wu, K Wang, J E Jia, Z C Zhang
Objective: To investigation to an accident of occupational trichloroethylene explosion and analyze the clinical datas. Methods: An investigation was carried out on the explosion of trichloroethylene in a place in shandong province in June 2016, and the clinical data of 4 patients with trichloroethylene poisoning were analyzed. Results: The incident is caused by irregularities in workers, 4 patients were characterized by different levels of the respiratory system, nervous system, liver, and skin lesions. Among them, respiratory system damage was more prominent, mainly manifested as chemical bronchitis and pneumonia, after positive rescue and treatment all recovered and discharged...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315274/synthesized-heparan-sulfate-competitors-attenuate-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-lung-infection
#20
Nicola Ivan Lorè, Noemi Veraldi, Camilla Riva, Barbara Sipione, Lorenza Spagnuolo, Ida De Fino, Medede Melessike, Elisa Calzi, Alessandra Bragonzi, Annamaria Naggi, Cristina Cigana
Several chronic respiratory diseases are characterized by recurrent and/or persistent infections, chronic inflammatory responses and tissue remodeling, including increased levels of glycosaminoglycans which are known structural components of the airways. Among glycosaminoglycans, heparan sulfate (HS) has been suggested to contribute to excessive inflammatory responses. Here, we aim at (i) investigating whether long-term infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, one of the most worrisome threat in chronic respiratory diseases, may impact HS levels, and (ii) exploring HS competitors as potential anti-inflammatory drugs during P...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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