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Pneumonia etiology

Emilio Bouza, José Martínez-Alarcón, Emilio Maseda, Mercedes Palomar, Rafael Zaragoza, María Jesús Pérez-Granda, Patricia Muñoz, Almudena Burillo
INTRODUCTION: Current guidelines for the microbiological diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are imprecise. Based on data provided by intensive care specialists (ICS) and microbiologists, this study defines the clinical practices and microbiological techniques currently used for an aetiological diagnosis of VAP and pinpoints deficiencies. METHODS: Eighty hospitals in the national health network with intensive care and microbiology departments were sent two questionnaires, one for each department, in order to collect data on VAP diagnosis for the previous year...
October 13, 2016: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
Surat Tongyoo, Chairat Permpikul, Wasineenart Mongkolpun, Veerapong Vattanavanit, Suthipol Udompanturak, Mehmet Kocak, G Umberto Meduri
BACKGROUND: Authors of recent meta-analyses have reported that prolonged glucocorticoid treatment is associated with significant improvements in patients with severe pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) of multifactorial etiology. A prospective randomized trial limited to patients with sepsis-associated ARDS is lacking. The objective of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of hydrocortisone treatment in sepsis-associated ARDS. METHODS: In this double-blind, single-center (Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok), randomized, placebo-controlled trial, we recruited adult patients with severe sepsis within 12 h of their meeting ARDS criteria...
October 15, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Vishal G Shelat, Qiao Wang, Clement Lk Chia, Zhongkai Wang, Jee Keem Low, Winston Wl Woon
BACKGROUND: Etiologic organism is not frequently isolated despite multiple blood and fluid cultures during management of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA). Such culture negative pyogenic liver abscess (CNPLA) is routinely managed by antibiotics targeted to Klebsiella pneumoniae. In this study, we evaluated the outcomes of such clinical practice. METHODS: All the patients with CNPLA and Klebsiella pneumoniae PLA (KPPLA) admitted from January 2003 to December 2011 were included in the study...
October 2016: Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Diseases International: HBPD INT
Tadashi Ishida, Akihiro Ito, Yasuyoshi Washio, Akio Yamazaki, Maki Noyama, Fumiaki Tokioka, Machiko Arita
RATIONALE: The new acronym, PES pathogens (Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacteriaceae extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-positive, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), was recently proposed to identify drug-resistant pathogens associated with community-acquired pneumonia. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the risk factors for antimicrobial-resistant pathogens in immunocompetent patients with pneumonia and to validate the role of PES pathogens. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospective observational study of immunocompetent patients with pneumonia between March 2009 and June 2015 was conducted...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Ashok Vardhan P, Purushottham Rao, Santosh Kumar K, Suryaprakash Rao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Surinder Kumar, Sanjeev R Saigal, Gulshan Rai Sethi, Sanchit Kumar
CONTEXT: Chlamydophila pneumoniae is a common cause of community-acquired respiratory infections, including pneumonia, bronchitis, and upper respiratory tract infections. Since it is difficult to detect C. pneumoniae in clinical practice, specific etiological diagnosis is established only in a minority of cases. AIMS: To investigate the role of C. pneumoniae in community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in children, with the use of serological tests and nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Shao-Hua Shi, Xiao-Ning Feng, Ming-Chun Lai, Hai-Shen Kong, Shu-Sen Zheng
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about etiology and morbidity and clinical characteristics of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae. METHODS: An analysis between PLA patients caused by ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates and those caused by non-ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae was performed. RESULTS: Among 817 PLA patients, there were 176 patients (21.5%) with PLA of biliary origin, and 67 PLA patients (8...
October 8, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Luigi Principe, Paola Tomao, Paolo Visca
Legionellosis is the common name for two infections, Legionnaires' disease (LD) and Pontiac fever (PF), both caused by Legionella bacteria. Although with low incidence, LD is an important cause of community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia. Among community-acquired cases, an increasing number was reported to be linked to the occupational setting, posing the need for better recognition of work activities at risk of legionellosis. In this work, we selected and reviewed relevant literature on cases of occupational legionellosis published between 1978 and 2016 in order to define the: i) etiology; ii) sources of infection, iii) work activities at risk, iv) infection rates, v) predisposing factors, vi) mortality and vii) country distribution...
October 4, 2016: Environmental Research
Luca Bruschini, Annalisa Ciabotti, Stefano Berrettini
Worldwide, tuberculosis is a widespread disease, with 8.7 million new cases occurring annually. Its etiologic agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, essentially causes pneumonia. However, this organism affects the middle ear in rare cases, accounting for 0.04-0.09% of all chronic middle ear otitis cases in Western countries. In this report, we describe the case of a young woman affected by tuberculosis of the middle ear. In our experience, empiric therapy was not beneficial. Adequate treatment was possible only after obtaining a specific diagnosis through a difficult process requiring surgical sampling for culture examination...
August 2016: Journal of International Advanced Otology
Tatyana V Spichak, Svetlana B Yatsyshina, Lubov К Кatosova, Svetlana S Кim, Matti O Korppi
: The role that rhinoviruses, enteroviruses, parainfluenza viruses, coronaviruses and human bocavirus play in pediatric pneumonia is insufficiently studied. We used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to study 9 virus groups, including 16 different viruses or viral strains, in 56 ambulatory children with radiologically confirmed community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The same tests were carried out on 474 apparently healthy control children of the same age and sex. The mean age of children with CAP was 6...
October 6, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Kuthan Kavakli, Nesrin Ocal, Deniz Dogan, Ali Fuat Cicek, Hakan Isik, Sedat Gurkok
BACKGROUND: Organizing pneumonia (OP) can be idiopathic or secondary to some clinical situations. If an etiological cause is not present, this phenomenon is called cryptogenic OP. Secondary OP is associated with various diseases that are known to induce the OP. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features of the cases with OP and compare the patients diagnosed by bronchoscopic transbronchial biopsy with patients diagnosed by surgical lung biopsy...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Young Lee, Dong Gi Lee, Sang Hyub Lee, Koo Han Yoo
The objectives of this study were to investigate risk factors and the incidence of ciprofloxacin resistance and extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) in patients with acute bacterial prostatitis (ABP). We reviewed the medical records of 307 patients who were diagnosed with ABP between January 2006 and December 2015. The etiologic pathogens and risk factors for ciprofloxacin-resistant E. coli and ESBL-producing microbes, susceptibility to ciprofloxacin, and the incidence of ESBL in patients with ABP were described...
November 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Alessandro Vatrella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Sócrates Fraga da Costa Neto, Raquel de Oliveira Simões, Éster Maria Mota, Roberto do Val Vilela, Eduardo José Lopes Torres, Helene Santos Barbosa, Rosana Gentile, Arnaldo Maldonado Junior
Nematode parasites of the cardiopulmonary system of livestock and pet animals have been receiving attention due to the pathogenic effects they produce in the course of the infection. However, parasitism in wild animals by metastrongilid nematodes has been neglected, resulting in potential risk to wildlife. Heterostrongylus heterostrongylus is the etiological agent of bronchial pneumonia in the black-eared opossum, Didelphis aurita, a widely distributed marsupial frequently reported to inhabit areas from wild environments to peri-urban spaces...
September 15, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
Catia Cilloniz, Adrian Ceccato, Alicia San Jose, Antoni Torres
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a major health problem in elderly persons and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Areas covered: This article reviews the most recent publications relative to CAP in the elderly population, with a focus on epidemiology, prognostic factors, microbial etiology, therapy and prevention. The data discussed in this review were mainly obtained from a non-systematic review using Medline, and references from relevant articles. Expert Commentary: CAP can occur at any age, but its incidence and risk of death are linked to increasing age...
October 3, 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Derek J Williams, Yuwei Zhu, Carlos G Grijalva, Wesley H Self, Frank E Harrell, Carrie Reed, Chris Stockmann, Sandra R Arnold, Krow K Ampofo, Evan J Anderson, Anna M Bramley, Richard G Wunderink, Jonathan A McCullers, Andrew T Pavia, Seema Jain, Kathryn M Edwards
BACKGROUND: Substantial morbidity and excessive care variation are seen with pediatric pneumonia. Accurate risk-stratification tools to guide clinical decision-making are needed. METHODS: We developed risk models to predict severe pneumonia outcomes in children (<18 years) by using data from the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community Study, a prospective study of community-acquired pneumonia hospitalizations conducted in 3 US cities from January 2010 to June 2012...
September 29, 2016: Pediatrics
Chunrong Li, Xiujuan Wu, Hehe Qi, Yanwei Cheng, Bing Zhang, Hongwei Zhou, Xiaohong Lv, Kangding Liu, Hong-Liang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Reversible splenial lesion syndrome (RESLES) is a rare clinico-radiological disorder with unclear pathophysiology. Clinically, RESLES is defined as reversible isolated splenial lesions in the corpus callosum, which can be readily identified by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and usually resolve completely over a period of time. RESLES could be typically triggered by infection, antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), poisoning, etc. More factors are increasingly recognized. METHODS AND RESULTS: We reported herein an 18-year-old female patient with lobar pneumonia who developed mental abnormalities during hospitalization...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Donald E Craven, Jana Hudcova, Yuxiu Lei, Kathleen A Craven, Ahsan Waqas
Mechanically ventilated, intubated patients are at increased risk for tracheal colonization with bacterial pathogens that may progress to heavy bacterial colonization, ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis (VAT), and/or ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Previous studies report that 10 to 30 % of patients with VAT progress to VAP, resulting in increased morbidity and significant acute and chronic healthcare costs. Several natural history studies, randomized, controlled trials, and a meta-analysis have reported antibiotic treatment for VAT can reduce VAP, ventilator days, length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay, and patient morbidity and mortality...
September 29, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Rieza Aprianto, Jelle Slager, Siger Holsappel, Jan-Willem Veening
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae, the pneumococcus, is the main etiological agent of pneumonia. Pneumococcal infection is initiated by bacterial adherence to lung epithelial cells. The exact transcriptional changes occurring in both host and microbe during infection are unknown. Here, we developed a time-resolved infection model of human lung alveolar epithelial cells by S. pneumoniae and assess the resulting transcriptome changes in both organisms simultaneously by using dual RNA-seq...
September 27, 2016: Genome Biology
Sidakpal S Panaich, Shilpkumar Arora, Nilay Patel, Sopan Lahewala, Yash Agrawal, Nileshkumar J Patel, Harshil Shah, Viralkumar Patel, Abhishek Deshmukh, Theodore Schreiber, Cindy L Grines, Apurva O Badheka
There are sparse data on the etiologies and predictors of readmission after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The study cohort was derived from the National Readmission Data 2013, a subset of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. TAVI was identified using appropriate International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes. The coprimary outcomes were 30-day readmissions and in-hospital mortality during primary admission and readmission...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
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