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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539863/pulmonary-aspergillosis-as-opportunistic-mycoses-in-a-cohort-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-patients-report-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-north-india
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Ravinder Kaur, Bhanu Mehra, Megh Singh Dhakad, Ritu Goyal, Richa Dewan
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of pulmonary aspergillosis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected persons is rising. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of pulmonary aspergillosis in a cohort of HIV-positive patients (n = 71) presenting with lower respiratory tract infection at a tertiary care medical center in India. METHODS: Sputum samples were collected, and potassium hydroxide mount, cultural characteristics, and lactophenol cotton blue preparations were employed to aid in the identification of Aspergillus species...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533930/early-onset-lyme-carditis-with-concurrent-disseminated-erythema-migrans
#2
Kinjan P Patel, Peter D Farjo, Joy J Juskowich, Ali Hama Amin, James D Mills
BACKGROUND: Lyme disease is an infection that is estimated to affect over 300,000 people in the United States annually. Typically, it presents with erythema migrans (EM), an annular rash at the site of tick attachment, within 3 to 30 days of inoculation. Untreated patients may progress to early disseminated disease. A further complication, Lyme carditis is rare but may occur several weeks later. It commonly manifests as a variable atrioventricular (AV) conduction block, with a high-grade AV block occurring in only 1% of untreated patients...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533875/-management-of-spontaneous-pneumothorax-about-138-cases
#3
Bouchra Habibi, Leila Achachi, Sohaib Hayoun, Mohammed Raoufi, Laila Herrak, Mustapha El Ftouh
Pneumothorax is a collection of air in the pleural cavity. We conducted a retrospective study of patients with spontaneous pneumothorax in the Department of Pneumology at the Ibn Sina Hospital in Rabat (2009-2011) with the aim to determine the epidemiological, clinical, radiological, therapeutic and evolutionary manifestation of spontaneous pneumothorax. The study involved 138 patients: 128 men and 10 women (17-83 years), with an average age of 44.5 +/- 17.4 years and sex ratio of 12/8. 81.2% of patients were smokers...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529684/c-reactive-protein-and-radiographic-findings-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-infants
#4
Maria Twomey, Hannah Fleming, Fiachra Moloney, Kevin P Murphy, Lee Crush, Siobhan B O'Neill, Oisin Flanagan, Karl James, Conor Bogue, Owen J O'Connor, Michael M Maher
AIM: To evaluate the association between C-reactive protein (CRP) and radiological evidence of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in infants. METHODS: All patients aged less than 4 years who presented with suspected lower respiratory tract infection, who received a peri-presentation chest radiograph and CRP blood measurement over an 18-mo period were included in the study. Age, gender, source of referral, CRP, white cell count, neutrophil count along with the patients' symptoms and radiologist's report were recorded...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528057/drains-and-blushes-a-case-of-impaired-venous-drainage-mimicking-pulmonary-torsion
#5
Nazia Alvi, Raju Z Abraham, Philip Alexander, Thomas Betlej, Arun Jagannathan
A 47-year-old woman underwent elective right upper lobectomy with pneumopexy for adenocarcinoma. On postoperative day 2, she had tachycardia, and her chest radiograph, bronchoscopy, and computed tomography chest scan were suspicious for pulmonary torsion. She underwent emergent thoracotomy, and the right middle lobe was not torsed; it was purple, engorged, and not ventilated. The patient did well after right middle lobectomy. We suspect compromised middle lobe pulmonary venous drainage due to angulation after compensatory expansion...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526309/antimicrobial-stewardship-for-hospitalized-patients-with-viral-respiratory-tract-infections
#6
Christopher F Lowe, Michael Payne, David Puddicombe, Allison Mah, Davie Wong, Allison Kirkwood, Mark W Hull, Victor Leung
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to implement a targeted antimicrobial stewardship intervention for patients with a viral respiratory tract infection. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental before and after audit and feedback intervention of adult inpatients with a positive polymerase chain reaction for a respiratory virus in 2 acute care hospitals in Vancouver, Canada. Audit and feedback was implemented based on 2 criteria: microbiology (no positive bacterial cultures) and chest imaging (absence of pneumonia or consolidation on radiology dictation)...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525619/epidemiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-invasive-mould-infections-a-multicenter-retrospective-analysis-in-five-asian-countries
#7
R Porpon, Y C Chen, A Chakrabarti, R Y Li, R M Shivaprakash, J Yu, H C Kung, S Watcharananan, A L Tan, S E Saffari, B H Tan
Formal, large-scale, multicenter studies of invasive mould infection (IMI) in Asia are rare. This 1-year, retrospective study was designed to assess the incidence and clinical determinants of IMI in centers in five countries (Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, China, India). Patients treated in a single year (2012) were identified through discharge diagnoses, microbiology, and histopathology logs, and entered based on published definitions of IMI. A total of 155 cases were included (median age 54 years; 47.7% male)...
May 19, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523179/a-case-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-resection-of-malignant-transformation-of-pulmonary-recurrent-respiratory-papillomatosis
#8
Dana A Dominguez, David T Martin, Jeffrey B Velotta
Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a disease of the respiratory tract caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) and is characterized by multiple recurring papillomas throughout the respiratory tract. Although rare, extra laryngeal involvement carries the risk of malignant transformation in 3-7% of adults. We report the case of a patient with unmonitored juvenile onset RRP with pulmonary involvement found to have malignant transformation to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Incidentally found on chest radiography for mild chest wall trauma, she was found to have a large left lower lobe mass with pathology consistent with SCC...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521786/role-of-routine-abdominal-ultrasonography-in-intensified-tuberculosis-case-finding-algorithms-at-hiv-clinics-in-high-tb-burden-settings
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Sonam Spalgais, Upasna Agarwal, Rohit Sarin, Devesh Chauhan, Anita Yadav, Anand Jaiswal
BACKGROUND: High proportion of TB in people living with HIV (PLHIV) is undiagnosed. Due to this active TB case finding is recommended for HIV clinics in high TB burden countries. Presently sputum examination and chest radiography are frontline tests recommended for HIV infected TB presumptives. Abdominal TB which occurs frequently in PLHIV may be missed even by existing programmatic intensified case finding protocols. This study evaluated the routine use of ultrasonography (USG) for active case finding of abdominal TB in HIV clinics...
May 18, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515925/nipple-sparing-mastectomies-clinical-outcomes-from-a-single-academic-institution
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Barbara Dull, Leah Conant, Terence Myckatyn, Marissa Tenenbaum, Amy Cyr, Julie A Margenthaler
Nipple-sparing mastectomies (NSMs) are increasingly used in the surgical treatment of patients with breast cancer and for prevention of breast cancer. The present study was performed to review the outcomes of patients undergoing NSMs at a single large university setting. A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients undergoing NSMs from 2008-2014. Charts were reviewed for demographic data and patient characteristics. Tumor and breast size, cancer recurrence and complications were also evaluated...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514823/-fulminant-course-of-a-clostridium-perfringens-infection-with-pathognomonic-ct-finding
#11
Christoph Alexander Stückle, Christopher Sonntag, Magdalena Kulik, Thorsten Nitschke
History and clinical findings A 74-year old woman was accepted by the emergency room with severe chest and abdominal pain. She complained about regurgitation after ingestion of food followed by sharp pain in her breast. Investigations A first examination of the patient showed a tachypnoea und tachycardia up to 122 beats per minute, the body temperature measured on admission was 38.7 °C. Due to hemolysis only a few of the requested parameters could be evaluated. CRP was increased with 8.32 mg/dl. The hemoglobin dropped from 12...
May 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513417/carriage-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-hiv-infected-children-in-zimbabwe
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S M S Wilmore, K Kranzer, A Williams, B Makamure, A F Nhidza, J Mayini, T Bandason, J Metcalfe, M P Nicol, I Balakrishnan, M J Ellington, N Woodford, S Hopkins, T D McHugh, R A Ferrand
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is an emerging global health issue. Data on the epidemiology of multidrug-resistant organisms are scarce for Africa, especially in HIV-infected individuals who often have frequent contact with healthcare. We investigated the prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) carriage in stool among HIV-infected children attending an HIV outpatient department in Harare, Zimbabwe. METHODS: We recruited children who were stable on antiretroviral therapy (ART) attending a HIV clinic from August 2014 to June 2015...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512099/mitral-valve-vegetation-diagnosed-with-oesophageal-ultrasound-with-bronchoscope-eus-b
#13
Ajoe John Kattoor, Yogita M Rochlani, Kevin Kuriakose, Nikhil K Meena
Oesophageal ultrasound with bronchoscope (EUS-B) is designed to evaluate mediastinal structures. We describe a case of a 78-year-old woman who presented with altered mental status for 2 weeks. CT head revealed a subacute infarct in the right middle cerebral artery distribution. She was also found to have a lung mass on chest imaging. EUS-B-guided fine needle aspiration demonstrated the presence of adenocarcinoma in station 7 lymph node and in the mass. Immunohistochemistry confirmed it to be a lung primary as the Thyroid Transcription Factor-1 (TTF-1) was strongly positive...
May 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502887/open-surgical-treatment-of-secondary-aorto-esophageal-and-aortobronchial-fistula-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-and-esophagocoloplasty-in-a-second-procedure
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Milos Sladojevic, Milos Bjelovic, Nikola Ilic, Perica Mutavdzic, Igor Koncar, Marko Dragas, Lazar Davidovic
INTRODUCTION: Aorto-esophageal (AEF) and aortobronchial fistula (ABF) after TEVAR are rare complications with catastrophic consequences without treatment. In this case report we presented a patient with AEF and ABF after TEVAR successfully treated with endograft explantation and replaced by Dacron graft followed by esophagectomy and left principal bronchus repairing. CASE REPORT: We report a patient with AEF and ABF after TEVAR who was evaluated due to dysphagia and chest pain followed by hematemesis and hemoptysis...
May 11, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499641/outcomes-of-research-biopsies-in-clinical-trials-of-egfr-mutation-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-pretreated-with-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Bin-Chi Liao, Ya-Ying Bai, Jih-Hsiang Lee, Chia-Chi Lin, Shu-Yung Lin, Yee-Fan Lee, Chao-Chi Ho, Jin-Yuan Shih, Yeun-Chung Chang, Chong-Jen Yu, James Chih-Hsin Yang, Pan-Chyr Yang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Research biopsies (RBs) are crucial for developing novel molecular targeted agents. However, the safety and diagnostic yields of RBs have not been investigated in EGFR mutation-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients pretreated with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). METHODS: We searched the medical records of NSCLC patients who participated in lung cancer clinical trials and underwent mandatory RBs between 2012 and 2014 at our institution...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499407/early-neurosyphilis-presenting-with-facial-palsy-and-an-oral-ulcer-in-a-patient-who-is-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-a-case-report
#16
Evangeline Njiru, Jamil Abdulkadir, Zipporah Kamuren, Gabriel Kigen
BACKGROUND: Neurosyphilis is the tertiary stage of Treponema pallidum infection that involves the central nervous system, which occurs within days or weeks after an initial syphilis infection, especially in immunocompromised patients. The diagnosis of neurosyphilis is quite challenging as it is uncommon and often presents with obscure symptoms since any organ system may be involved. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a 40-year-old African man who is human immunodeficiency virus positive with early neurosyphilis who presented with a stiff neck, headache, confusion, restlessness, and a left-sided chest pain; he did not respond to an empiric treatment of ceftriaxone and fluconazole for meningitis, and tramadol for headache...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495248/clinical-benefits-echocardiographic-and-mri-assessment-after-pulmonary-sequestration-treatment
#17
Francesco Borgia, Francesca Santamaria, Carmine Mollica, Felice Mongiello, Francesca Esposito, Gaetano Palma, Luca Botta, Silvia Montella, Bruno Trimarco, Antonio Rapacciuolo
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to explore systematically procedural results, clinical benefits with echocardiographic and chest-MRI assessment of pulmonary sequestration percutaneous treatment. METHODS: 13 consecutive infants and children with diagnosis of isolated pulmonary sequestration (PS) had percutaneous closure of the aberrant artery supplying pulmonary sequestration between 2010 and 2015. By protocol, echocardiographic and chest-MRI assessment was performed before and respectively at 6-12months and 1year with the aim to study the effects of embolization on heart volume overload and regression of pulmonary sequestration...
May 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489746/pediatric-esophagopleural-fistula-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
#18
Yun Cui, Yuqian Ren, Yijun Shan, Rongxin Chen, Fei Wang, Yan Zhu, Yucai Zhang
Esophagopleural fistula (EPF) is rarely reported in children with a high misdiagnosis rate. This study aimed to reveal the clinical manifestations and managements of EPF in children.Two pediatric cases of EPF in our hospital were reported. A bibliographic search was performed on the PubMed, WANFANG, and CNKI databases for EPF-related reports published between January 1980 and May 2016. The pathogeny, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of EPF patients were collected and discussed.Based on conservative treatments, 1 pediatric EPF case induced by cervical trauma was cured by longitudinal septum incision-mediated drainage...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485358/opium-consumption-a-potential-risk-factor-for-lung-cancer-and-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#19
A Safari, M Reazai, A Tangestaninejad, A R Mafi, Saj Mousavi
OBJECTIVE: Lung cancer is the most common malignancy, as well as the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. Several studies have shown the causative effect of cigarettes smoking in lung cancer, however, the effect of opium consumption has not yet been well studied. This study has been designed to evaluate the risk of developing lung cancer and pulmonary tuberculosis in pure opium addicts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We designed an analytic case-control study with 490 participants...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482391/-two-families-of-x-linked-lymphoproliferative-disease-type-1-characterized-by-agammaglobulinemia
#20
W Y Li, J S Chen, Q Zhao, R X Dai, Y P Wang, H Y Zhao, X M Chen, X H Xue, X Y Sun, X M Tang, Y Zhang, Y Ding, X D Zhao, Z Y Zhang
Objective: To investigate the clinical and immunological laboratory features, mutations in SH2D1A gene and SAP protein expression in four children of two families with X-linked lymphoproliferative disease type 1(XLP-1). Method: Four patients (Family A including Patient 1 and Patient 2, Family B including Patient 3 and Patient 4) and their maternal relatives were enrolled in this study. The clinical manifestation, EBV infection status and chest CT scan were analyzed. The absolute and relative numbers of lymphocyte subsets, T lymphocyte proliferative response, SAP protein expression were assessed by flow cytometry...
May 4, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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