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community-acquired pneumonia AND virus

Magda Yehia El Seify, Eman Mahmoud Fouda, Hanan Mohamed Ibrahim, Maha Muhammad Fathy, Asmaa Al Husseiny Ahmed, Walaa Shawky Khater, Noha Nagi Mohammed Salah El Deen, Heba Galal Mohamed Abouzeid, Nancy Riyad Ahmed Hegazy, Heba Salah Sayed Elbanna
BACKGROUND: While recognizing the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia is necessary for formulating local antimicrobial guidelines, limited data is published about this etiology in Egyptian pediatric patients. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of bacterial and viral pathogens causing community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) among immunocompetent Egyptian infants and preschool children. METHODS: Ninety infants and preschool-age children admitted to our hospital with CAP were prospectively included in the study...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
Harri Hemilä
BACKGROUND: Vitamin E has influenced the immune system in laboratory studies. Dozens of animal experiments have found that vitamin E offered protection against infections caused by viruses and bacteria. Previously, significant heterogeneity was found in the effect of vitamin E supplementation on pneumonia in humans. The aim of this study was to examine how the effect of vitamin E on pneumonia risk depends on age. METHODS: Secondary analysis of the Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention study in Finland, 1985-1993, was performed...
2016: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Erin E Shaughnessy, Erika L Stalets, Samir S Shah
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review covers the outpatient management of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), discussing the changing microbiology of CAP since the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in 2010, and providing an overview of national guideline recommendations for diagnostic evaluation and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Rates of invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumococcal antibiotic resistance have plummeted since widespread 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine immunization...
October 15, 2016: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Shaun K Morris, Lisa G Pell, Mohammed Ziaur Rahman, Michelle C Dimitris, Abdullah Mahmud, M Munirul Islam, Tahmeed Ahmed, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Tahmid Kashem, Shaila S Shanta, Jonathan Gubbay, Eszter Papp, Michelle Science, Stanley Zlotkin, Daniel E Roth
BACKGROUND: Early infancy is a high-risk period for severe acute respiratory infection (ARI), particularly in low-income countries with resource-limited health systems. Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is commonly preceded by upper respiratory infection (URTI), and often caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and other common community-acquired viral pathogens. Vitamin D status is a candidate modifiable early-life determinant of the host antiviral immune response and thus may influence the risk of ARI-associated morbidity in high-risk populations...
October 13, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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
Marie von Lilienfeld-Toal, Annemarie Berger, Maximilian Christopeit, Marcus Hentrich, Claus Peter Heussel, Jana Kalkreuth, Michael Klein, Matthias Kochanek, Olaf Penack, Elke Hauf, Christina Rieger, Gerda Silling, Maria Vehreschild, Thomas Weber, Hans-Heinrich Wolf, Nicola Lehners, Enrico Schalk, Karin Mayer
BACKGROUND: Community acquired viruses (CRVs) may cause severe disease in cancer patients. Thus, efforts should be made to diagnose CRV rapidly and manage CRV infections accordingly. METHODS: A panel of 18 clinicians from the Infectious Diseases Working Party of the German Society for Haematology and Medical Oncology have convened to assess the available literature and provide recommendations on the management of CRV infections including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, human metapneumovirus and adenovirus...
November 2016: European Journal of Cancer
Eduardo Jorge da Fonseca Lima, Maria Júlia Gonçalves Mello, Maria de Fátima Pessoa Militão de Albuquerque, Maria Isabella Londres Lopes, George Henrique Cordeiro Serra, Debora Ellen Pessoa Lima, Jailson Barros Correia
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia plays an important role in children's morbidity and mortality. In Brazil, epidemiological and social changes occurred concomitantly with the universal introduction of the 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. This study identified risk factors for pneumonia following the implementation of a pneumococcal vaccination program. METHODS: A hospital-based, case-control study involving incident cases of pneumonia in children aged 1-59 months was conducted between October 2010 and September 2013 at a tertiary hospital in northeastern Brazil...
September 22, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
Wen Ting Siow, Evelyn Siew-Chuan Koay, Chun Kiat Lee, Hong Kai Lee, Venetia Ong, Wang Jee Ngerng, Hui Fang Lim, Adeline Tan, Julian Wei-Tze Tang, Jason Phua
BACKGROUND: Pathogens are often not identified in severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and the few studies using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques for virus detection are from temperate countries. OBJECTIVE: This study assesses if PCR amplification improves virus and bacteria detection, and if viral infection contributes to mortality in severe CAP in a tropical setting, where respiratory pathogens have less well-defined seasonality. METHODS: In this cohort study of patients with severe CAP in an intensive care unit, endotracheal aspirates for intubated patients and nasopharyngeal swabs for non-intubated patients were sent for PCR amplification for respiratory viruses...
September 21, 2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Le Wang, Mengchuan Zhao, Zhongren Shi, Zhishan Feng, Weiwei Guo, Shuo Yang, Lanping Liu, Guixia Li
The GeXP-based assay has recently been developed for simultaneous detection of multiple pathogens. So far, the application of the GeXP assay to test larger clinical samples has hardly been reported. Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is the leading cause of death in children worldwide and a substantial proportion of childhood CAP is caused by viruses. Rapid and accurate diagnosis of virus infection is important for the clinical management of CAP. In this study, we explored the GeXP assay for simultaneous detection of 20 types/subtypes of viruses in hospitalized children with CAP...
2016: PloS One
Anne-Marie Ionescu, Divya Khare, Jay Kavi
A 61-year-old man was admitted with a 1-week history of influenza-like symptoms during a period of increased influenza virus activity. He soon developed type 2 respiratory failure and became increasingly drowsy. He later suffered a convulsive episode in the intensive care unit (ICU) which self-terminated. Initial clinical findings suggested community-acquired pneumonia and meningoencephalitis. However, a detailed history revealed that he was a pet bird-keeper, which raised a suspicion of ornithosis. Chlamydia psittaci DNA was detected in sputum by PCR...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Frank van Someren Gréve, David S Y Ong, Olaf L Cremer, Marc J M Bonten, Lieuwe D J Bos, Menno D de Jong, Marcus J Schultz, Nicole P Juffermans
BACKGROUND: Clinical guidelines suggest testing for respiratory viruses during the influenza season, but are unclear which categories of patients on the intensive care unit (ICU) should be tested. OBJECTIVE: We described the clinical practice of diagnostic testing for respiratory virus infections in patients presenting to ICU with suspected community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) or hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study in consecutive CAP and HAP patients with an ICU stay of more than 24h in two tertiary care hospitals in The Netherlands, from 2011 to December 2013...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
Paul R Allyn, Erin L Duffy, Romney M Humphries, Patil Injean, S Samuel Weigt, Rajan Saggar, Michael Y Shino, Joseph P Lynch, Abbas Ardehali, Bernard Kubak, Chi-Hong Tseng, John A Belperio, David J Ross, Aric L Gregson
BACKGROUND: Community acquired respiratory virus (CARV) infections occur frequently after lung transplantation and may adversely impact outcomes. We hypothesized that while asymptomatic carriage would not increase the risk of chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD) and graft loss, severe infection would. METHODS: All lung transplant cases between January 2000 and July 2013 performed at our center were reviewed for respiratory viral samples. Each isolation of virus was classified according to clinical level of severity: asymptomatic, symptomatic without pneumonia, and viral pneumonia...
July 27, 2016: Transplantation
Amanda C Nascimento-Carvalho, Olli Ruuskanen, Cristiana M Nascimento-Carvalho
BACKGROUND: The comparison of the frequencies of bacterial and viral infections among children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) admitted in distinct severity categories, in an original study, is lacking in literature to-date. We aimed to achieve this goal. METHODS: Children aged 2-59-months-old hospitalized with CAP were included in this prospective study in Salvador, Brazil. Clinical data and biological samples were collected to investigate 11 viruses and 8 bacteria...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
Susanna Esposito, Sonia Bianchini, Monia Gambino, Barbara Madini, Giada Di Pietro, Giulia Umbrello, Maria Lory Presicce, Luca Ruggiero, Leonardo Terranova, Nicola Principi
BACKGROUND: In this study, we evaluated the lipocalin-2 (LIP2) and syndecan-4 (SYN4) levels in children who were hospitalized for radiologically confirmed CAP in order to differentiate bacterial from viral infection. The results regarding the LIP2 and SYN4 diagnostic outcomes were compared with the white blood cell (WBC) count and C reactive protein (CRP) levels. METHODS: A total of 110 children <14 years old who were hospitalized for radiologically confirmed CAP were enrolled...
2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
Daisuke Kurai, Yoshiko Sasaki, Takeshi Saraya, Haruyuki Ishii, Hiroyuki Tsukagoshi, Kunihisa Kozawa, Akihide Ryo, Taisei Ishioka, Makoto Kuroda, Kazunori Oishi, Hajime Takizawa, Hirokazu Kimura
BACKGROUND: The etiological profile of viruses among adult patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has not been characterized yet. The aim of this study was twofold: first, investigate the pathogen profiles and the molecular epidemiology of respiratory viruses among Japanese CAP patients; and second, explore the clinical significance of viral infections. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted at Kyorin University Hospital. To identify respiratory pathogens, hospitalized CAP patients were enrolled, and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction technology was applied alongside conventional microbiological methods...
July 2016: Respiratory Investigation
Katarzyna Lewandowska, Jan Kuś
Pneumonia remains one of the main reasons of heath care system utilization. Quick diagnosis and prompt treatment initiation determine favorable outcome. Empirical antibiotic treatment allows to achieve treatment success in most patients. Treatment recommendations are based on big epidemiological trials. Nevertheless, it is sometimes necessary to know the definite etiologic factor of pneumonia. In these cases microbiological diagnostics is useful, i.e. sputum microscopy and culture, blood culture, bronchial lavage culture, bacterial antigen tests in urine, molecular tests...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
David Gilbert, Gita Gelfer, Lian Wang, Jillian Myers, Kristina Bajema, Michael Johnston, James Leggett
Two diagnostic bundles were compared in 127 evaluable patients admitted with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Diagnostic modalities in all patients included cultures of sputum (if obtainable) and blood, urine for detection of the antigens of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila, and nasal swabs for PCR probes for S. pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus. At least one procalcitonin level was measured in all patients. For virus detection, patients were randomized to either a 5-virus, lab-generated PCR panel or the broader and faster FilmArray PCR panel...
September 2016: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Masafumi Seki, Ryota Fuke, Nozomi Oikawa, Maya Hariu, Yuji Watanabe
UNLABELLED: We presented three cases of influenza-related severe pneumonia/empyema that occurred in one season. CASE 1: A 76-year-old diabetic man, developed empyema as a result of severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) secondary to Haemophilus influenzae, as confirmed on sputum culture. Nasal swab was positive for influenza A antigen. After drainage of empyema, intravenous peramivir and piperacillin/tazobactam were administered for 3 days and 2 weeks, respectively, followed by oral levofloxacin for 2 weeks...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Katarzyna Krenke, Ewa Sadowy, Edyta Podsiadły, Waleria Hryniewicz, Urszula Demkow, Marek Kulus
BACKGROUND: An increasing incidence of parapneumonic effusion and pleural empyema (PPE/PE) has been reported in recent studies. As only few data on etiology of PPE/PE in Central Europe have been reported, we undertook a study on the etiology of PPE/PE in children, using both standard culture and molecular techniques. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted between June 2011 and December 2013. Consecutive children with PPE/PE complicating community acquired pneumonia, who required diagnostic/therapeutic thoracentesis were included...
July 2016: Respiratory Medicine
Rodrigo DeAntonio, Juan-Pablo Yarzabal, James Philip Cruz, Johannes E Schmidt, Jos Kleijnen
This systematic review evaluated the epidemiology of community-acquired pneumonia in children <6 y of age within 90 developing and newly industrialized countries. Literature searches (1990-2011), based on MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, CAB Global Health, WHO, UNICEF, country-specific websites, conferences, health-technology-assessment agencies, and the reference lists of included studies, yielded 8,734 records; 62 of 340 studies were included in this review. The highest incidence rate among included studies was 0...
September 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
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