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Steroids pneumonia

Yusuke Okubo, Nobuaki Michihata, Naho Morisaki, Kazuhiro Uda, Isao Miyairi, Yuichi Ogawa, Hiroki Matsui, Kiyohide Fushimi, Hideo Yasunaga
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a major pathogen causing community-acquired pneumonia/bronchitis in children, and macrolide-resistant strains are increasing in East Asian countries. Recent practice patterns, especially for antibiotic selection, and benefits of corticosteroid treatment in pediatric Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections remain unclear. METHODS: Using the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination inpatient database, we analyzed recent trends in antibiotic selection and corticosteroid use for pediatric Mycoplasma pneumoniae-related respiratory infections, using multivariable mixed effects logistic regressions...
March 2018: Respiratory Investigation
Ashok Kumar Singh, Aditya Shukla, R Bajwa, Roshni Agrawal, Neha Srivastwa
Pulmonary nocardiosis is a rare disease, which mainly affects immunocompromised hosts such as uncontrolled diabetics; HIV patients; and patients on immunosuppressive therapies such as anticancer drugs, systemic steroids, and transplant recipients. The diagnosis is often missed and delayed, resulting in inappropriate treatment and thus higher mortality. We are reporting a case of pulmonary nocardiosis with acute presentation in an immune-competent host, who presented with community-acquired pneumonia to the Intensive Care Unit...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
W A Werbel, M G Ison, M P Angarone, A Yang, V Stosor
BACKGROUND: Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) affected 5-15% of solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients prior to universal prophylaxis, classically with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX). Guidelines generally recommend 6-12 months of prophylaxis post SOT, yet optimal duration and robust PJP risk stratification have not been established. METHODS: A retrospective, single-center, case-control study of PJP among SOT recipients from January 1998 to December 2013 was conducted...
March 7, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Hiroki Uchida, Yoshikazu Ogawa, Teiji Tominaga
Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) is a rare clinical entity characterized by thickening of the dura mater without obvious underlying disease. High-dose steroid therapy is considered to be the first line for idiopathic HP, but half of patients show resistance for steroid therapy and suffer progressive clinical course. We describe low-dose methotrexate (MTX) administration for recurrent and steroid-resistant idiopathic HP resulting in noticeable improvement without severe adverse effects. A 51-year-old Japanese woman with dermatomyositis first presented with right retro-orbital pain caused by dural thickening in the sella and upper clivus involving the right trigeminal nerve, which was diagnosed as idiopathic HP by transsphenoidal biopsy...
March 3, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Mizuki Yagishita, Yuya Kondo, Toshihiko Terasaki, Mayu Terasaki, Masaru Shimizu, Fumika Honda, Ayako Oyama, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Masahiro Yokosawa, Hiromitsu Asashima, Shinya Hagiwara, Hiroto Tsuboi, Isao Matsumoto, Takayuki Sumida
Patients with clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM), a subset of dermatomyositis characterized by a lack of muscle involvement, frequently develop rapidly progressive and treatment-resistant interstitial lung disease. We report the case of a 49-year-old man who was diagnosed with CADM. He developed interstitial pneumonia, which did not respond to combination therapy with methylprednisolone pulse therapy, cyclophosphamide, and cyclosporine. We therefore attempted plasma exchange. After 7 courses of therapeutic plasma exchange, the interstitial pneumonia gradually improved...
February 28, 2018: Internal Medicine
Damien Basille, Reimar Wernich Thomsen, Morten Madsen, Pierre Duhaut, Claire Andrejak, Vincent Jounieaux, Henrik Toft Sørensen
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February 20, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
T Iizuka, D Kikuchi, S Hoteya, M Kaise
Esophageal stricture occurs at a high rate after endoscopic submucosal dissection, especially after entire circumferential dissection, leading to poor quality of life. This retrospective cohort study evaluated the stricture rate in circumferential mucosal defect cases following modified steroid administration. We enrolled 22 consecutive patients who underwent entire circumferential endoscopic submucosal dissection for superficial esophageal cancer between April 2010 and April 2015 at our hospital. Until January 2013, a systemic steroid-prednisolone-was administered at 30 mg/day and tapered over 8 weeks in the original method group (original group)...
February 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Niveditha Dannapaneni, Tejopratap Oleti, Tarakeswari Surapaneni, Deepak Sharma, Srinivas Murki
Background & objectives: With the use of early and appropriate use of antibiotics, outcomes have improved in the mother-infant dyads exposed to preterm pre-labour rupture of membranes (PPROM). This study was undertaken to evaluate immediate neonatal outcomes in infants born before 33 completed weeks of gestation to mothers with PPROM versus without PPROM. Methods: During the study period from January 2013 to December 2013, a total of 182 mother-infant dyads were prospectively included in the study...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Hisashi Sato, Junko Ebi, Tomoaki Tamaki, Ami Yukawa, Masaru Nakajima, Tohru Ohtake, Yoshiyuki Suzuki
Radiation-induced organizing pneumonia (OP) reportedly occurs in ~2% of patients who receive whole-breast radiotherapy (WBRT). Though there are several reported risk factors, they remain unclear and controversial. We analyzed the incidence of and risk factors for OP after WBRT at our institution. We analyzed 665 breast cancer patients (with WBRT of 679 breasts) who underwent WBRT from October 2007 to September 2012 at our institution and were followed up for more than 1 year after completion of WBRT. Factors included in the analysis were age, the side affected, central lung distance (CLD), radiation dose, concurrent endocrine therapy, and chemotherapy...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Radiation Research
F Bachmann, N Lachmann, K Budde, L Liefeldt, F Halleck, M Naik, F Friedersdorff, B Rudolph, K Wu, O Meyer, T Slowinski, J Waiser
BACKGROUND: Current evidence on steroid withdrawal following AB0-incompatible (AB0i) renal transplantation is low. We compared clinical outcomes of patients who agreed to late steroid withdrawal and patients who remained on steroid treatment. METHODS: Steroid withdrawal was carried out in 11 patients at ≥12 months after transplantation (group W). For comparison, we analyzed 19 patients who remained on triple immunosuppression including steroids (group M). Minimum follow-up was 24 months following transplantation and 12 months after steroid withdrawal...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Ashok Kuwal, Vinod Joshi, Naveen Dutt, Surjit Singh, Kailash Chand Agarwal, Gopal Purohit
OBJECTIVES: Bacterial infections are the major cause of acute exacerbation of COPD (AE-COPD). The relationship between lung functions and respiratory failure (arterial blood gas parameters) with the etiology of AE-COPD has not been clearly understood. We conducted this study to determine the bacterial profile in AE-COPD and to identify the associated risk factors and drug sensitivity pattern. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-two patients hospitalized for AE-COPD were prospectively evaluated...
January 2018: Turkish Thoracic Journal
Yuzo Suzuki, Takafumi Suda
Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) is an inflammatory disease characterized by accumulations of eosinophils in the lung with unknown etiology. Although corticosteroid treatment dramatically resolves these inflammations, relapse is common during the course of the disease. Approximately 50% of patients with CEP experience relapse. Subsequent to persistent disease and repeated relapse, and in cases of combined severe asthma, some CEP patients are administered corticosteroids indefinitely. Similar to patients with severe asthma who are often steroid dependent, a number of CEP patients exhibit prolonged persistent impairment of pulmonary function...
January 23, 2018: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
G Fanetti, F Bazzani, A Ferrari, D Alterio, S M Donghi, F A Pounou Kamga, R Orecchia, B A Jereczek-Fossa
Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia is an interstitial lung disease rarely occurring after radiotherapy probably due to an activation of autoimmune processes. Most cases have been described after postoperative radiotherapy for breast cancer. Corticosteroids represent the main treatment, prognosis is generally favorable. We described a case of bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia after stereotactic ablative radiation therapy for a recurrent lung cancer. Antibiotics and steroids were administered to solve the clinical picture...
January 26, 2018: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
Yuri Higashi, Keishi Nakamura, Atsushi Hirose, Seisho Sakai, Jun Kinoshita, Isamu Makino, Hironori Hayashi, Katsunobu Oyama, Masafumi Inokuchi, Tomoharu Miyashita, Hidehiro Tajima, Hiroyuki Takamura, Itasu Ninomiya, Sachio Fushida, Tetsuo Ohta
A 69-year-old man with multiple liver metastases from sigmoid colon cancer received mFOLFOX6 plus cetuximab(Cmab) chemotherapy. A partial response was observed; hence, we performed an extended left hepatectomy, 3 partial liver resections, and a sigmoidectomy. After 4 courses of CapeOX, a recurrent lesion occurred between S8 and S7 of the liver, and we changed the regimen to FOLFIRI plus bevacizumab(BV). Three months later, he had Grade 3 febrile neutropenia and CT scan findings showed ground glass opacity in the superior lobes of both lungs...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Mohammad Saud Khan, Faisal Khateeb, Jamal Akhtar, Zubair Khan, Amos Lal, Veronika Kholodovych, Jeffrey Hammersley
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Electronic cigarettes (e cigarettes) are battery operated devices that produce aerosol by heating a solution typically made up of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerin and flavoring agents. The use of e cigarettes has risen dramatically in recent years especially among adolescents and young adults. These devices have been marketed as safer alternatives to tobacco smoking by their manufactures despite lack of adequate safety data. METHODS: We present a case of 40-year-old female patient who developed significant pulmonary toxicity secondary to e cigarette use and searched existing literature relevant to the case...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
Shinta Mizuno, Masatoshi Wakui, Yujiro Machida, Naoki Hosoe, Tadakazu Hisamatsu, Takashi Ishida, Kaori Kameyama, Makoto Naganuma, Takanori Kanai
RATIONALE: Mesenteric panniculitis (MP) is a rare disease with abdominal and systemic symptoms and is characterized by nonspecific inflammation, fat necrosis, and fibrosis in mesenteric fat. Active inflammatory responses may increase levels of prostaglandin E-major urinary metabolite (PGE-MUM), which was reported to reflect the disease activity of ulcerative colitis and chronic fibrosing interstitial pneumonia. We recently experienced a case with elevated PGE-MUM at the time of diagnosis of MP and we investigated the potential of PGE-MUM as a biomarker...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jin-Cheng Song, Xiao-Lei Ding, Xiu-Hua Sun, Mohammed Safi, Juan Tian
RATIONALE: Melanoma with brain metastasis is associated with a poor prognosis and high mortality rate. As patients with this condition have been excluded from most clinical trials, data on the use of anti-programmed death 1 therapy for these patients are limited. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a 62-year-old man with a 10-year history of melanotic nevus in his right forearm. He was admitted to another hospital in August 2015 due to the growth of the melanotic nevus over 1 year and complaint of a mass in the right mid-axillary area...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ricardo Manuel de Oliveira Soares, Alexander Paul Glaser, Jason Evan Cohen, Obianuju Okocha, Robert Brewster Nadler
Background: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a procedure typically performed under general anesthesia (GA); however, many patients might be considered unfit for GA and locoregional anesthesia is their only chance to have the procedure done. Case Presentation: A 60-year-old Middle-Eastern female with end-stage lung disease underwent evaluation for lung transplant; she was found to have severe restrictive pattern on steroid and continuous oxygen therapy, pulmonary hypertension with dilated right ventricle, chronic anemia, and asthma...
2018: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
Carmi Bartal, Iftach Sagy, Leonid Barski
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Eosinophilic pneumonia (EP) is an important subset of patients who present with pulmonary infiltrates and eosinophilia (PIE). EP is classified by chronicity and etiology and drug-induced EP is the main cause of secondary EP. The primary goal of this review was to examine all the case reports published since the syndrome was defined in 1990. It remains unclear whether acute or chronic EP (AEP or CEP) represent different diseases, and the secondary goal of this review is to determine if there are factors that may help distinguish these 2 entities...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Haruhiko Aoyagi, Hiromitsu Ito, Katsuyoshi Higuchi, Keita Koseki, Ichiro Watanabe, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Katsuhiro Suzuki, Naoto Nishi, Zenro Nihei, Masashi Ito
The patient was a 76-year-old woman who underwent sigmoidectomy in April 2011 for sigmoid colon cancer with multiple concurrent liver metastases. She was treated postoperatively with mFOLFOX6 plus cetuximab but was diagnosed with the progressive disease at the end of course 14. The patient started receiving FOLFIRI plus cetuximab therapy in May 2012. Later in August 2012, she was examined for respiratory distress on the scheduled date of receiving course 7 and was diagnosed with drug-induced interstitial pneumonia resulting from systemic chemotherapy...
January 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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