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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29889152/pulmonary-infectious-complications-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-practical-guide-to-clinicians
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Juan Gea-Banacloche
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review highlights the most relevant articles on lung infections following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) published over the last year. Between 30 and 50% of HCT recipients will develop pulmonary infiltrates. These pulmonary complications may be infectious (caused by virus, bacteria, fungi, or protozoa) or noninfectious (e.g., fluid overload, heart failure, transfusion reactions like transfusion associated lung injury and transfusion-associated circulatory overload, drug reactions, engraftment syndrome, idiopathic pneumonia syndrome, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, cryptogenic organizing pneumonia, and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome)...
June 7, 2018: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887843/benchmark-evaluation-of-true-single-molecular-sequencing-to-determine-cystic-fibrosis-airway-microbiome-diversity
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Andrea Hahn, Matthew L Bendall, Keylie M Gibson, Hollis Chaney, Iman Sami, Geovanny F Perez, Anastassios C Koumbourlis, Timothy A McCaffrey, Robert J Freishtat, Keith A Crandall
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease associated with recurrent lung infections that can lead to morbidity and mortality. The impact of antibiotics for treatment of acute pulmonary exacerbations on the CF airway microbiome remains unclear with prior studies giving conflicting results and being limited by their use of 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing. Our primary objective was to validate the use of true single molecular sequencing (tSMS) and PathoScope in the analysis of the CF airway microbiome...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29845321/chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-children-pathophysiology-evaluation-and-medical-management
#3
REVIEW
Jordan Heath, Larry Hartzell, Claire Putt, Joshua L Kennedy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common disorder that carries significant morbidity. The diagnosis requires sinus symptoms that persist despite standard medical therapy greater than 3 months. Viral infections, allergies, and anatomic differences in children lead to chronic obstruction of the osteomeatal complex. RECENT FINDINGS: Chronic rhinosinusitis as a diagnosis is a conglomeration of multiple phenotypes and endotypes. As such, the diagnosis and management are complex...
May 29, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29809298/community-acquired-respiratory-virus-lower-respiratory-tract-disease-in-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipient-risk-factors-and-mortality-from-pulmonary-virus-bacterial-mixed-infections
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José Luis Piñana, María Dolores Gómez, Ariadna Pérez, Silvia Madrid, Aitana Balaguer-Roselló, Estela Giménez, Juan Montoro, Eva María González, Víctor Vinuesa, Paula Moles, Juan Carlos Hernández-Boluda, Miguel Salavert, Marisa Calabuig, Guillermo Sanz, Carlos Solano, Jaime Sanz, David Navarro
Risk factors (RFs) and mortality data of community acquire respiratory virus (CARVs) lower respiratory tract disease (LRTD) with concurrent pulmonary co-infections in the setting of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is scarce. From January 2011 to December 2017, we retrospectively compared the outcome of allo-HSCT recipients diagnosed of CARVs LRTD mono-infection (n= 52, group 1), to those with viral, bacterial or fungal pulmonary CARVs LRTD co-infections (n=15, group 2; n= 20, group 3, and n=11, group 4, respectively), and with those having bacterial pneumonia mono-infection (n= 19, group 5)...
May 29, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781185/helper-t-cell-responses-and-pulmonary-fungal-infections
#5
REVIEW
Andrew J McDermott, Bruce S Klein
The mucosal surface of the respiratory tract encounters microbes, such as fungal particles, with every inhaled breath. When pathogenic fungi breach the physical barrier and innate immune system within the lung to establish an infection, adaptive immunity is engaged often in the form of helper CD4 T-cell responses. Type 1 responses, characterized by IFNγ production from CD4 cells, promote clearance of Histoplasma capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans infection. Likewise, IL-17A production from Th17 cells promotes immunity to Blastomyces dermatitidis and Coccidiodes species infection by recruiting neutrophils...
May 20, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766740/factors-predictive-of-postoperative-acute-respiratory-failure-following-inpatient-sinus-surgery
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Brittany N Burton, Sapideh Gilani, Matthew W Swisher, Richard D Urman, Ulrich H Schmidt, Rodney A Gabriel
OBJECTIVE: The impact of perioperative risk factors on outcomes following outpatient sinus surgery is well defined; however, risk factors and outcomes following inpatient surgery remain poorly understood. We aimed to define risk factors of postoperative acute respiratory failure following inpatient sinus surgery. METHODS: Utilizing data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database from the years 2010 to 2014, we identified patients (≥18 years of age) with an Internal Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) procedure code of sinus surgery...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755350/extracts-from-hypericum-hircinum-subsp-majus-exert-antifungal-activity-against-a-panel-of-sensitive-and-drug-resistant-clinical-strains
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Noemi Tocci, Daniele Perenzoni, Duilio Iamonico, Francesca Fava, Tobias Weil, Fulvio Mattivi
During the last two decades incidences of fungal infections dramatically increased and the often accompanying failure of available antifungal therapies represents a substantial clinical problem. The urgent need for novel antimycotics called particular attention to the study of natural products. The genus Hypericum includes many species that are used in the traditional medicine to treat pathological states like inflammations and infections caused by fungi. However, despite the diffused use of Hypericum -based products the antifungal potential of the genus is still poorly investigated...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746380/one-year-incidence-of-infection-in-pediatric-intestine-transplantation
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Jared W Clouse, Chandrashekhar A Kubal, Jonathan A Fridell, Richard S Mangus
BACKGROUND: This study reports the infection rate, location of infection, and pathogen causing bacterial, fungal, or viral infections in intestine transplant recipients at a pediatric transplant center. METHODS: Records from a pediatric center were reviewed for patients receiving an intestine transplant. Positive cultures and pathology reports were used to diagnose bacterial, fungal, and viral infections and also to determine location and infectious agent. Risk for infection was assessed based on liver or colon inclusion, and immunosuppression induction, as part of the intestine transplant...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670781/-candida-krusei-empyema-thoracis-a-community-acquired-infection-requiring-a-high-index-of-suspicion
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Hazim Bukamur, Waseem Ahmed, Yazan Numan, Ibrahim Shahoub, Fuad Zeid
Empyema thoracis is a serious condition characterized by the accumulation of purulent fluid in the pleural cavity, typically following a pneumonia, subdiaphragmatic abscess, or esophageal rupture. Fungal empyema thoracis is a rare form of this condition with especially high mortality, in which the most frequently isolated fungus is Candida spp. This article presents a 74-year-old female with Candida krusei pneumonia and a complicated hospital course, initially presenting with nausea, vomiting, and dysphagia...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665838/fungal-infections-in-adult-patients-on-extracorporeal-life-support
#10
Yiorgos Alexandros Cavayas, Hakeem Yusuff, Richard Porter
BACKGROUND: Patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are often among the most severely ill in the intensive care unit. They are often receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics; they have multiple entry points for pathogens; and their immune system is impaired by blood circuit interaction. These factors are thought to predispose them to fungal infections. We thus aimed to evaluate the prevalence, risk factors, and prognosis of fungal infections in adults on ECMO. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization registry, which compiles data on ECMO use from hundreds of international centers...
April 17, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659738/disseminated-infection-of-encephalitozoon-cuniculi-associated-with-osteolysis-of-hip-periprosthetic-tissue
#11
Marta Kicia, Maria Wesolowska, Zaneta Kopacz, Martin Kvác, Bohumil Sak, Magdalena Sokulska, Kamil Cebulski, Andrzej B Hendrich, Andrzej Pozowski
Background: Among patients with hip joint endoprosthesis, periprosthetic osteolysis is the most common complication following primary arthroplasty, and subsequent implant loosening is the leading cause of arthroplasty revision. Causes of stability loss, though not always evident, can be mechanical, allergic, or infectious (bacterial and fungal agents) in nature. Microsporidia, widespread opportunistic fungal pathogens that infect most human tissues, are a potential infectious cause of stability loss...
April 5, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655492/isolated-acute-appendicitis-caused-by-aspergillus-in-a-patient-who-underwent-lung-transplantation-a-case-report
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H S Kim, H J Yeo, D H Shin, W H Cho, D Kim
Invasive aspergillosis is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients who have undergone lung transplantation. Aspergillus infections usually involve the respiratory tract, with vascular invasion and subsequent dissemination. However, acute appendicitis associated with localized aspergillosis is rare, especially among patients who have undergone prophylaxis with voriconazole. We present a case of primary Aspergillus appendicitis diagnosed by histologic examination in a patient who underwent lung transplantation...
May 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644247/quantification-of-torque-teno-virus-and-epstein-barr-virus-is-of-limited-value-for-predicting-the-net-state-of-immunosuppression-after-lung-transplantation
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Rickard Nordén, Jesper Magnusson, Anna Lundin, Ka-Wei Tang, Staffan Nilsson, Magnus Lindh, Lars-Magnus Andersson, Gerdt C Riise, Johan Westin
Background: Major hurdles for survival after lung transplantation are rejections and infectious complications. Adequate methods for monitoring immune suppression status are lacking. Here, we evaluated quantification of torque teno virus (TTV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) as biomarkers for defining the net state of immunosuppression in lung-transplanted patients. Methods: This prospective single-center study included 98 patients followed for 2 years after transplantation...
April 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627936/invasive-fungal-infections-associated-with-prior-respiratory-viral-infections-in-immunocompromised-hosts
#14
Saira Ajmal, Maryam Mahmood, Omar Abu Saleh, Jenifer Larson, M Rizwan Sohail
BACKGROUND: Increased risk of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis after influenza infection has been reported; however data are limited. PURPOSE: To describe Invasive fungal infections (IFI) associated with preceding respiratory viral infection at a large referral center. METHODS: We reviewed all IFI cases among patients with positive influenza and/or RSV nasopharyngeal/lower respiratory tract PCR from October 2015 to December 2016. Cases of pulmonary IFI were classified as possible, probable, and definite based on EORTC-MSG definitions...
April 7, 2018: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624703/epidemiology-outcome-and-risk-factors-for-infectious-complications-in-myelofibrosis-patients-receiving-ruxolitinib-a-multicenter-study-on-446-patients
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Nicola Polverelli, Giuseppe A Palumbo, Gianni Binotto, Elisabetta Abruzzese, Giulia Benevolo, Micaela Bergamaschi, Alessia Tieghi, Massimiliano Bonifacio, Massimo Breccia, Lucia Catani, Mario Tiribelli, Mariella D'Adda, Nicola Sgherza, Alessandro Isidori, Francesco Cavazzini, Bruno Martino, Roberto Latagliata, Monica Crugnola, Florian Heidel, Costanza Bosi, Adalberto Ibatici, Francesco Soci, Domenico Penna, Luigi Scaffidi, Franco Aversa, Roberto M Lemoli, Umberto Vitolo, Antonio Cuneo, Domenico Russo, Michele Cavo, Nicola Vianelli, Francesca Palandri
Infections represent one of the major concerns regarding the utilization of ruxolitinib (RUX) in patients with myelofibrosis. With the aim to investigate epidemiology, outcome and risk factors for infections in RUX-exposed patients, we collected clinical and laboratory data of 446 myelofibrosis patients treated with RUX between June 2011 and November 2016 in 23 European Hematology Centers. After a median RUX exposure of 23.5 months (range, 1-56), 123 patients (28%) experienced 161 infectious events (grades 3-4 32%, fatal 9%), for an incidence rate of 17 cases per 100 pts/y...
April 6, 2018: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29620631/pediatric-hyperimmunoglobulin-e-syndrome-a-case-series-of-4-children-in-china
#16
Huifeng Fan, Li Huang, Diyuan Yang, Yunting Lin, Gen Lu, Yaping Xie, Jialu Yu, Dongwei Zhang
Hyperimmunoglobulin E syndromes (HIES) are rare primary immunodeficiency diseases characterized by markedly elevated serum immunoglobulin (Ig) E, recurrent pneumonia, and chronic eczema. To date, information about pediatric HIES is limited. We aimed to evaluate the spectrum of clinical and immunological features in pediatric patients with HIES in China.We retrospectively reviewed the cases of 4 pediatric patients with HIES followed at the Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center from May 2013 to September 2017...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572369/rhinofacialentomophthoromycosis
#17
Shalini Menon, Kailesh Pujary, Ranjini Kudva, Balakrishnan Ramaswamy
Entomopthoromycosis is a rare subcutaneous fungal infection caused by onidiobolus coronatus affecting mainly the upper respiratory mucosa in immunocompetent people.The manifestations of this disease masquerades other clinical entities.Hence, high index of suspicion is required for prompt diagnosis.Histopathological examination and culture are the gold standard diagnostic tools, however no standard treatment protocols ha been mentioned in literature.We present a case of rhinofacial entomopthoromycosis in a yearold ma with a leftsided rhinofacial swelling to highlight the presence of this unusual fungal infection and its treatment...
March 22, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562712/estimation-of-the-burden-of-serious-human-fungal-infections-in-malaysia
#18
Rukumani Devi Velayuthan, Chandramathi Samudi, Harvinder Kaur Lakhbeer Singh, Kee Peng Ng, Esaki M Shankar, David W Denning
Fungal infections (mycoses) are likely to occur more frequently as ever-increasingly sophisticated healthcare systems create greater risk factors. There is a paucity of systematic data on the incidence and prevalence of human fungal infections in Malaysia. We conducted a comprehensive study to estimate the burden of serious fungal infections in Malaysia. Our study showed that recurrent vaginal candidiasis (>4 episodes/year) was the most common of all cases with a diagnosis of candidiasis ( n = 501,138). Oesophageal candidiasis ( n = 5850) was most predominant among individuals with HIV infection...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Fungi (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559142/first-detection-of-cryptosporidium-parvum-in-falcons-falconiformes-diagnosis-molecular-sequencing-therapeutic-trial-and-epidemiological-assessment-of-a-possible-emerging-disease-in-captive-falcons
#19
Panagiotis Azmanis, Antonio di Somma, Lucia Pappalardo, Christu-Das Silvanose, Berit Bangoura
Cryptosporidiosis in raptors and falcons is well-known to be caused by Cryptosporidium baileyi and associated mainly with respiratory pathology. This report presents the diagnosis of an atypical cryptosporidiosis event caused by Cryptosporidium parvum, that to the authors' knowledge, is a case observed for the first time in falcons. Two falcons (Gyrfalcon x Peregrine hybrids) were presented for annual check without any clinical signs. Hematology, biochemistry, fecal and crop parasitology, radiographic and endoscopic examinations were performed...
March 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554296/the-diagnosis-and-management-of-respiratory-tract-fungal-infection-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-uk-survey-of-current-practice
#20
M Boyle, J E Moore, J L Whitehouse, D Bilton, D G Downey
Aspergillus fumigatus is commonly found in the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF), and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is the most recognized associated clinical condition. However, accurate diagnosis remains challenging, and there is a paucity of clinical trials to guide clinical management of fungal disease. The aim of this survey was to assess the variability in current practice across the UK in diagnosis and management of fungal lung disease in CF patients. A 21 question anonymous online survey was sent to 94 paediatric and adult CF consultants in the UK...
March 15, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
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