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Rikke Pilmann Laursen, Anni Larnkjaer, Christian Ritz, Iva Hojsak, Kim Michaelsen, Christian Mølgaard
AIM: We examined the frequency and potential risk factors for respiratory infections, diarrhoea and absences in infants during their first months in day care. METHODS: This prospective cohort study comprised 269 Danish infants aged 8-14 months and was part of a study that examined how probiotics affected absences from day care due to respiratory and gastrointestinal infections. The risk factors examined were the household, child characteristics and type of day care facility...
March 14, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
Jessica MacKay, Helen Leonard, Kingsley Wong, Andrew Wilson, Jenny Downs
AIM: Respiratory illness is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in Rett syndrome. This study investigated respiratory morbidity and relationships with age, mutation type, feeding, and walking status. METHOD: Families registered with the InterRett database (n=399) provided data on the health of their child with Rett syndrome (age 2-57y). Hospital admissions because of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) over a 5-year exposure period were investigated by age, mutation type, enteral feeding, and walking status...
March 14, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Veena Hoffman, Remon Abu-Elyazeed, Cheryl Enger, Daina B Esposito, Michael C Doherty, Scott C Quinlan, Kathleen Skerry, Crystal N Holick, Peter Basile, Leonard R Friedland, Nicolas Praet, Stéphanie Wéry, Corinne Willame, David D Dore, Dominique Rosillon
As part of a regulatory commitment for post-licensure safety monitoring of live, oral human rotavirus vaccine (RV1), this study compared the incidence rates (IR) of intussusception, acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) hospitalization, Kawasaki disease, convulsion, and mortality in RV1 recipients versus inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) recipients in concurrent (cIPV) and recent historical (hIPV) comparison cohorts. Vaccine recipients were identified in 2 claims databases from August 2008 - June 2013 (RV1 and cIPV) and January 2004 - July 2008 (hIPV)...
March 13, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Roberto W Dal Negro, Alessandro Zanasi, Paola Turco, Massimiliano Povero
Background: Influenza and influenza-like syndromes (I-LSs) are infectious diseases occurring on a seasonal basis which can lead to upper (URTI) and lower respiratory tract illness (LRTI) of different severity. The approach to these disorders is unfortunately not uniform. Aim of the study was to investigate real-life people beliefs, the attitude to their prevention and treatment, and their impact in general population. Methods: A cross-sectional survey via Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) was carried out using a specific questionnaire investigating influenza episode rates, subjects behavior in case of influenza and I-LSs, and prescribed therapy...
2018: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
Olga Chatzis, Stephanie Darbre, Jérôme Pasquier, Pascal Meylan, Oriol Manuel, John David Aubert, Maja Beck-Popovic, Stavroula Masouridi-Levrat, Marc Ansari, Laurent Kaiser, Klara M Posfay-Barbe, Sandra A Asner
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is associated with significant mortality rates amongst hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients, with less known about other immunocompromised patients. METHODS: Ten-year retrospective cohort study of immunocompromised patients presenting with RSV disease documented at University Hospitals of Lausanne and Geneva. Severe RSV-related outcomes referred to RSV documented respiratory conditions requiring hospital admission, presenting as lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) or pneumonia...
March 6, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
Landry Kabego, Serge Balol'Ebwami, Joe Bwija Kasengi, Serge Miyanga, Yvette Lufungulo Bahati, Richard Kambale, Corena de Beer
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) acute respiratory infection (ARI) in children under the age of 5 years at the Provincial General Hospital of Bukavu (PGHB), and to analyse factors associated with the risk of ARI being diagnosed as lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). METHODOLOGY: A total of 146 children under 5 years visiting the PGHB for ARI between August and December 2016 were recruited, and socio-demographic information, clinical data and nasopharyngeal swabs were collected...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Timothy J Savage, Jane Kuypers, Helen Y Chu, Miranda C Bradford, Anne Marie Buccat, Xuan Qin, Eileen J Klein, Keith R Jerome, Janet A Englund, Alpana Waghmare
BACKGROUND: Severe respiratory disease associated with enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has been reported in hospitalized pediatric patients. Virologic and clinical characteristics of EV-D68 infections exclusively in patients presenting to a hospital Emergency Department (ED) or urgent care have not been well defined. METHODS: Mid-nasal swabs from pediatric patients with respiratory symptoms presenting to the ED or urgent care were evaluated using a commercial multiplex PCR platform...
March 2, 2018: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Ashok Mahashur
Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is a broad terminology which includes acute bronchitis, pneumonia, acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/chronic bronchitis (AECB), and acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis. Acute LRTIs (ALRTIs) are one of the common clinical problems in community and hospital settings. Management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and AECB may pose challenges because of diagnostic difficulty in differentiating infections caused by typical and atypical microorganisms and rising rates of antimicrobial resistance...
March 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
B J A Smarius, C H A L Guillaume, G Jonker, A B Mink van der Molen, C C Breugem
OBJECTIVES: Throat packs are commonly used to prevent ingestion or aspiration of blood and other debris during cleft lip/palate surgery. However, dislodgement or (partial) retainment after extubation could have serious consequences. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of omitting pharyngeal packing during cleft lip/palate surgery on the incidence of early postoperative complications in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on all children who underwent cleft lip/palate surgery at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital...
February 22, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Adnan Custovic, Danielle Belgrave, Lijing Lin, Eteri Bakhsoliani, Aurica G Telcian, Roberto Solari, Clare S Murray, Ross P Walton, John Curtin, Michael R Edwards, Angela Simpson, Magnus Rattray, Sebastian L Johnston
BACKGROUND: Immunophenotypes of anti-viral responses, and their relationship with asthma, allergy and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are poorly understood. We characterized multiple cytokine responses of peripheral-blood mononuclear cells to rhinovirus stimulation, and their relationship with clinical outcomes. METHODS: In a population-based birth cohort, we measured 28 cytokines post-stimulation with rhinovirus-16 in 307 children aged 11 years. We used machine learning to identify patterns of cytokine responses, and related these patterns to clinical outcomes using longitudinal models...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Margareta Ieven, Samuel Coenen, Katherine Loens, Christine Lammens, Frank Coenjaerts, Anouk Vanderstraeten, Birgitta Henriques-Normark, Derrick Crook, Kris Huygen, Chris C Butler, Theo Jm Verheij, Paul Little, Kalina Zlateva, Anton van Loon, Eric Cj Claas, Herman Goossens
OBJECTIVES: To describe the role of bacteria (including bacterial resistance), viruses (including those recently described), and mixed bacterial-viral infections in adults presenting to primary care with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). METHODS: We enrolled 3104 adults with LRTI, 141 (4.5%) of whom had community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and 2985 matched controls in a prospective study in 16 primary care networks in Europe, and followed patients up at 28-35 days...
February 12, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Kathryn E Mansfield, Ian J Douglas, Dorothea Nitsch, Sara L Thomas, Liam Smeeth, Laurie A Tomlinson
Background: The relative risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) following different infections, and whether angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs)/angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) modify the risk, is unclear. We aimed to determine the risks of hospital admission with AKI following infections (urinary tract infection [UTI], lower respiratory tract infection [LRTI], and gastroenteritis) among users of antihypertensive drugs. Methods: We used UK electronic health records from practices contributing to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink linked to the Hospital Episode Statistics database...
2018: Clinical Epidemiology
Rosalyn Singleton, Aaron J Salkoski, Lisa Bulkow, Chris Fish, Jennifer Dobson, Leif Albertson, Jennifer Skarada, Troy Ritter, Thomas Kovesi, Thomas W Hennessy
Alaska Native children experience high rates of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) and lung conditions, which are associated with substandard indoor air quality (IAQ). We conducted an intervention of home remediation and education to assess the impact on IAQ, respiratory symptoms and LRTI visits. We enrolled households of children 1-12 years of age with lung conditions. Home remediation included improving ventilation and replacing leaky woodstoves. We provided education about IAQ and respiratory health...
December 2018: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
Ji Peng You, Lu Lu, Cong Jie Li, Bao Ren, Tao Wang
RATIONALE: Thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis is a common disease. Various procedures have been described for the treatment of advanced thumb CMC arthritis. This essay shows a CMC arthritis case treated by modified trapeziectomy with ligament reconstruction tendon interposition (LRTI). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 53-year-old Chinese female complained of pain and swelling at the base of the left thumb for 10 years. Visual analog scale (VAS) for thumb was 7 points, Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score was 51 points, and Kapandji score was 6 points before surgery...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Thiago Lisboa, Jorge Salluh, Pedro Povoa
Using biomarkers as a guide to tailor the duration of antibiotic treatment in respiratory infections is an attractive hypothesis assessed in several studies. Recent work aiming to summarize the evidence assessed the effect of a procalcitonin (PCT)-guided antibiotic treatment on outcomes in acute lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI), suggesting that significant reductions in antibiotic duration occur when using a PCT-guided algorithm. However, controversial evidence also suggested PCT-guided algorithms were associated with increased antibiotic duration and increased incidence of Clostridium difficile, without any impact on mortality, in real-world settings...
January 27, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Miriam Gómez-Novo, José A Boga, Marta E Álvarez-Argüelles, Susana Rojo-Alba, Ana Fernández, María J Menéndez, María de Oña, Santiago Melón
OBJECTIVES: Human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) is a common cause of respiratory infections. The main objective is to analyze the prediction ability of viral load of HRSV normalized by cell number in respiratory symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, descriptive and analytical study was performed. From 7307 respiratory samples processed between December 2014 to April 2016, 1019 HRSV-positive samples, were included in this study. Low respiratory tract infection was present in 729 patients (71...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
Victoria MacBean, Simon B Drysdale, Muska N Yarzi, Janet L Peacock, Gerrard F Rafferty, Anne Greenough
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of viral lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in infancy including rhinovirus (RV) and infancy respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), on school age pulmonary function and healthcare utilization in prematurely born children. WORKING HYPOTHESIS: School age respiratory outcomes would be worse and healthcare utilization greater in children who had viral LRTIs in infancy. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. SUBJECT SELECTION: A cohort of prematurely born children who had symptomatic LRTIs during infancy documented, was recalled...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
Amparo Escribano Montaner, Juan García de Lomas, José Ramón Villa Asensi, Oscar Asensio de la Cruz, Olga de la Serna Blázquez, Mikel Santiago Burruchaga, Pedro Mondéjar López, Alba Torrent Vernetta, Yang Feng, Melissa K Van Dyke, Janet Reyes, Pilar Garcia-Corbeira, Carla A Talarico
This cross-sectional study assessed the prevalence of bacteria isolated from Spanish children with suspected chronic lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) for whom bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was indicated. BAL fluid (BALF) was collected from 191 children (aged ≥ 6 months to < 6 years, with persistent or recurrent respiratory symptoms, non-responders to usual treatment) and cultured. Nasopharyngeal swabs (NPSs) were also obtained and cultured to assess concordance of BALF and NPS findings in the same patient...
December 29, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
Christian Madsen, Siri Eldevik Haberg, Maria C Magnus, Geir Aamodt, Hein Stigum, Stephanie J London, Wenche Nystad, Per Nafstad
OBJECTIVES: It is unclear whether maternal air pollution exposure during pregnancy induces changes in the developing respiratory system of a child and whether it has consequences for respiratory health in early childhood. We investigated associations between exposure to moderate levels of air pollution during pregnancy and early childhood lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) and wheezing. METHODS: This study used a subgroup of 17 533 participants in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study...
December 26, 2017: BMJ Open
Michal Stein, Shelly Lipman-Arens, Kfir Oved, Asi Cohen, Ellen Bamberger, Roy Navon, Olga Boico, Tom Friedman, Liat Etshtein, Meital Paz, Tanya M Gottlieb, Or Kriger, Yura Fonar, Ester Pri-Or, Renata Yacobov, Yaniv Dotan, Amit Hochberg, Moti Grupper, Irina Chistyakov, Israel Potasman, Isaac Srugo, Eran Eden, Adi Klein
Bacterial and viral lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are often clinically indistinguishable, leading to antibiotic overuse. We compared the diagnostic accuracy of a new assay that combines 3 host-biomarkers (TRAIL, IP-10, CRP) with parameters in routine use to distinguish bacterial from viral LRTIs. Study cohort included 184 potentially eligible pediatric and adult patients. Reference standard diagnosis was based on adjudication by an expert panel following comprehensive clinical and laboratory investigation (including respiratory PCRs)...
November 24, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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