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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918409/qualitative-interview-study-of-parents-perspectives-concerns-and-experiences-of-the-management-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-children-in-primary-care
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Amy Halls, Catherine Van't Hoff, Paul Little, Theo Verheij, Geraldine M Leydon
OBJECTIVE: To explore parents' perspectives, concerns and experiences of the management of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in children in primary care. DESIGN: Qualitative semistructured interview study. SETTING: UK primary care. PARTICIPANTS: 23 parents of children aged 6 months to 10 years presenting with LRTI in primary care. METHOD: Thematic analysis of semistructured interviews (either in person or by telephone) conducted with parents to explore their experiences and views on their children being prescribed antibiotics for LRTI...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913988/prevalence-of-respiratory-viral-infections-in-korean-adult-asthmatics-with-acute-exacerbations-comparison-with-those-with-stable-state
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Ki Hyun Seo, Da Jeong Bae, Ji Na Kim, Ho Sung Lee, Yong Hoon Kim, Jong Sook Park, Myung Shin Kim, Hun Soo Chang, Ji Hye Son, Dong Gyu Baek, Jun Suk Lee, Choon Sik Park
PURPOSE: Viral infections are involved in ~50% of exacerbations among Caucasian adult asthmatics. However, there have been few reports on the causative virus of exacerbations in Korean adult asthmatics. Thus, we compared frequencies and types of viruses between lower respiratory tract illnesses (LRTIs) with exacerbations (exacerbated LRTIs) and those without exacerbations (stable LRTIs) to evaluate contribution of respiratory viruses to exacerbations. METHODS: Viral RNA was extracted from sputum using the Viral Gene-spin™ Kit...
November 2017: Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902135/point-prevalence-surveys-of-antimicrobial-use-among-hospitalized-children-in-six-hospitals-in-india-in-2016
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Sumanth Gandra, Sanjeev K Singh, Dasaratha R Jinka, Ravishankar Kanithi, Ashok K Chikkappa, Anita Sharma, Dhanya Dharmapalan, Anil Kumar Vasudevan, Onkaraiah Tunga, Akhila Akula, Garima Garg, Yingfen Hsia, Srinivas Murki, Gerardo Alvarez-Uria, Mike Sharland, Ramanan Laxminarayan
The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in India is among the highest in the world. Antimicrobial use in inpatient settings is an important driver of resistance, but is poorly characterized, particularly in hospitalized children. In this study, conducted as part of the Global Antimicrobial Resistance, Prescribing, and Efficacy in Neonates and Children (GARPEC) project, we examined the prevalence of and indications of antimicrobial use, as well as antimicrobial agents used among hospitalized children by conducting four point prevalence surveys in six hospitals between February 2016 and February 2017...
September 13, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865676/determining-the-outcomes-of-interventions-to-prevent-respiratory-syncytial-virus-disease-in-children-what-to-measure
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REVIEW
Ruth A Karron, Heather J Zar
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of viral acute lower respiratory tract illness (LRTI) in young children, and a major cause of hospital admissions and health-care utilisation globally. Substantial efforts have been made to develop RSV vaccines and vaccine-like monoclonal antibodies to prevent acute RSV LRTI. Prevention of acute disease could improve long-term lung health, with potential effects on wheezing, asthma, and chronic lung disease. This Personal View describes assessments that should be initiated during clinical trials and continued after licensure to fully evaluate the effect of RSV preventive interventions...
August 30, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804860/temperature-drop-and-the-risk-of-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiaowei Cong, Xijin Xu, Yuling Zhang, Qihua Wang, Long Xu, Xia Huo
The relationship between asthma and temperature changes remains controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between temperature changes and the risk of asthma. A total of 26 studies (combined total number of subjects N > 26 million), covering 13 countries and Costa Rica, were identified by using a series of keywords in different combinations and searching the papers in PubMed, EMBSEA, Web of Science, MEDLINE, AIM, LILACS, and WPRIM before February 2016. Most of the papers were published in English...
August 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803551/hospitalisation-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children-in-the-province-of-quebec-canada-before-and-during-the-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-era
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G Anderson, G Deceuninck, Z Zhou, F D Boucher, Y Bonnier Viger, R Gilca, P DE Wals
Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important cause of community-acquired pneumonia and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) may reduce this burden. This study's goal was to analyse trends in lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) hospitalisations before and during a routine vaccination programme targeting all newborns with PCV was started in the province of Quebec, Canada in December 2004. The study population included hospital admissions with a main diagnosis of LRTI among 6-59 month-old Quebec residents from April 2000 to December 2014...
August 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799307/guiding-principles-for-the-use-of-fluroquinolones-in-out-patient-community-settings-of-india-panel-consensus
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Agam Vora, K Krishnaprasad
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory tract infections have been an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide that is looming large especially in context of antibiotic resistance that is confronted both by a pulmonologist as well as a general practitioner. A reflection to this trend has been the rising phenomenon of MICs as shown the respiratory pathogens towards conventional antibiotics including macrolides or β lactam/β lactamase inhibitor combinations. Respiratory fluoroquinolones offer broad yet potent cover of respiratory pathogens leading to their obvious choice for empirical therapy for clinical persisters or high risk cases with prior history of antibiotics not-withstanding the clinical concerns in tropical countries...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747714/transcriptomic-biomarkers-to-discriminate-bacterial-from-nonbacterial-infection-in-adults-hospitalized-with-respiratory-illness
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Soumyaroop Bhattacharya, Alex F Rosenberg, Derick R Peterson, Katherine Grzesik, Andrea M Baran, John M Ashton, Steven R Gill, Anthony M Corbett, Jeanne Holden-Wiltse, David J Topham, Edward E Walsh, Thomas J Mariani, Ann R Falsey
Lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) commonly causes hospitalization in adults. Because bacterial diagnostic tests are not accurate, antibiotics are frequently prescribed. Peripheral blood gene expression to identify subjects with bacterial infection is a promising strategy. We evaluated whole blood profiling using RNASeq to discriminate infectious agents in adults with microbiologically defined LRTI. Hospitalized adults with LRTI symptoms were recruited. Clinical data and blood was collected, and comprehensive microbiologic testing performed...
July 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725499/the-effect-of-metacarpophalangeal-joint-hyperextension-on-outcomes-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-carpometacarpal-joint-arthritis
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David M Brogan, Rose M van Hogezand, Nikola Babovic, Brian Carlsen, Sanjeev Kakar
Purpose  In the surgical treatment of thumb carpometacarpal (CMC) joint arthritis, the effect of mild preoperative metacarpophalangeal (MCP) hyperextension on postoperative functional outcomes is unknown. We sought to examine outcomes after surgical treatment of CMC arthritis in patients with and without mild preexisting MCP deformity. Methods  A retrospective review was conducted to analyze the functional outcomes of patients treated for CMC arthritis at a single institution from March 1998 to May 2009...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718488/infectious-disease-morbidity-and-growth-among-young-hiv-exposed-uninfected-children-in-jamaica
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Russell B Pierre, Toni-Anne Fulford, Kaye Lewis, Paulette Palmer, Christine Walters, Celia D C Christie
Objective: There is a growing body of data that demonstrates increased infectious disease outcomes for HIV-exposed uninfected (HIV-EU) infants as compared to their HIV-unexposed (HU) counterparts. We hypothesized that these HIV-EU infants are at greater risk for infectious morbidity and mortality when compared to the general childhood population. We therefore aimed to characterize infections and growth outcomes among HIV-EU infants in Jamaica during their first two years of life. By identifying these outcomes, specific interventions could be implemented to mitigate this risk of morbidity and mortality...
December 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708049/identification-of-two-novel-functional-trna-derived-fragments-induced-in-response-to-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Jiehua Zhou, Shenxuan Liu, Yu Chen, Yu Fu, Alexander J Silver, Mark S Hill, Inhan Lee, Yong Sun Lee, Xiaoyong Bao
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in children from infancy up to early childhood. Recently, we demonstrated that RSV infection alters cellular small non-coding RNA (sncRNA) expression, most notably the tRNA-derived RNA fragments (tRFs). However, the functions of the tRFs in virus-host interaction are largely unknown. Herein, we examined the role of three RSV-induced tRFs derived from the 5-end of mature tRNAs decoding GlyCCC, LysCTT and CysGCA (named tRF5-GlyCCC, tRF5-LysCTT and tRF5-CysGCA, respectively) in controlling RSV replication...
July 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695368/an-interaction-of-lps-and-rsv-infection-in-augmenting-the-ahr-and-airway-inflammation-in-mice
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Na Zhou, Wei Li, Luo Ren, Xiaohong Xie, Enmei Liu
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in children under 5 years of age, especially infants with severe bronchiolitis. Our preliminary clinical experiments showed that bacterial colonization was commonly observed in children with virus-induced wheezing, particularly in those with recurrent wheezing, suggesting that bacterial colonization with an accompanying viral infection may contribute to disease severity. In most cases, RSV-infected infants were colonized with pathogenic bacteria (mainly Gram-negative bacteria)...
July 10, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685589/surgeon-preference-influence-and-treatment-of-thumb-carpometacarpal-arthritis
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Zachary Deutch, Steven R Niedermeier, Hisham M Awan
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate current surgical practice patterns, the factors that influence these patterns, and overall trends in the treatment of thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis. METHODS: An online survey containing 14 questions was sent to all active members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Information on demographics and treatments was collected. Results were anonymously uploaded to an online spreadsheet. RESULTS: A total of 823 responses were recorded...
July 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667205/prospective-observational-study-in-two-dutch-hospitals-to-assess-the-performance-of-inflammatory-plasma-markers-to-determine-disease-severity-of-viral-respiratory-tract-infections-in-children
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Inge M L Ahout, Kim H Brand, Aldert Zomer, Wilhelma H van den Hurk, Geurt Schilders, Marianne L Brouwer, Chris Neeleman, Ronald de Groot, Gerben Ferwerda
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory viruses causing lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are a major cause of hospital admissions in children. Since the course of these infections is unpredictable with potential fast deterioration into respiratory failure, infants are easily admitted to the hospital for observation. The aim of this study was to examine whether systemic inflammatory markers can be used to predict severity of disease in children with respiratory viral infections. METHODS: Blood and nasopharyngeal washings from children <3 years of age with viral LRTI attending a hospital were collected within 24 hours (acute) and after 4-6 weeks (recovery)...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660356/community-acquired-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-hiv-infected-patients-on-antiretroviral-therapy-predictors-in-a-contemporary-cohort-study
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Cristiane C Lamas, Lara E Coelho, Beatriz J Grinsztejn, Valdilea G Veloso
Community-acquired pneumonia represents the most frequent bacterial infection in patients with HIV/AIDS. PURPOSE: We aimed to assess variables associated with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) among HIV-infected adults using ART. METHODS: A cohort study of HIV-infected patients aged ≥18 years, enrolled from 2000 to 2015, on ART for at least 60 days, with primary outcome as the 1st episode of LRTI during follow-up. The independent variables included were sex at birth, age, race/skin color, educational level, tobacco smoking, alcohol use, cocaine use, diabetes mellitus, CD4 count, HIV viral load, influenza and pneumococcal vaccination...
June 28, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657793/pulmonary-infections-in-the-elderly-lead-to-impaired-neutrophil-targeting-improved-by-simvastatin
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Elizabeth Sapey, Jaimin M Patel, Hannah L Greenwood, Georgia M Walton, Jon Hazeldine, Charendeep Sadhra, Dhruv Parekh, Rachel Ca Dancer, Peter Nightingale, Janet M Lord, David R Thickett
RATIONALE: Dysregulated neutrophil functions are described with age and sepsis. Statins are associated with improved infection survival in some observational studies but trials in critically ill patients have not shown benefit. Statins also alter neutrophil responses in vitro. OBJECTIVE: To assess neutrophil migratory accuracy with age during respiratory infections and determine if and how a statin intervention could alter these blunted responses. METHODS: Migratory accuracy of blood neutrophils from young (aged<35) and old (aged>60) patients in health, during a lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI), pneumonia (CAP) and pneumonia associated sepsis (S-CAP) was assessed with and without simvastatin...
June 28, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648328/functional-outcomes-of-thumb-trapeziometacarpal-arthrodesis-with-a-locked-plate-versus-ligament-reconstruction-and-tendon-interposition
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K J Hippensteel, Ryan Calfee, Agnes Z Dardas, Richard Gelberman, Daniel Osei, Lindley Wall
PURPOSE: To compare standardized functional and patient-reported early outcomes following trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis (TMA) using a locking cage plate construct with trapezial excision, ligament reconstruction, and tendon interposition (LRTI). METHODS: This prospective cohort enrolled 50 consecutive patients with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis undergoing TMA or LRTI. Demographic data, objective measurements, Sollerman function testing, and patient-reported outcomes were collected before surgery and at various time intervals up to 12 months after surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628889/the-innate-immune-response-to-lower-respiratory-tract-e-coli-infection-and-the-role-of-the-ccl2-ccr2-axis-in-neonatal-mice
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Sharon A McGrath-Morrow, Roland Ndeh, Joseph M Collaco, Amy K Poupore, Dustin Dikeman, Qiong Zhong, Benjamin D Singer, Franco D'Alessio, Alan Scott
Neonates have greater morbidity/mortality from lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) compared to older children. Lack of conditioning of the pulmonary immune system due to limited environmental exposures and/or infectious challenges likely contributes to the increase susceptibility in the neonate. In this study, we sought to gain insights into the nature and dynamics of the neonatal pulmonary immune response to LRTI using a murine model. METHODS: Wildtype (WT) and Ccr2(-/-) C57BL/6 neonatal and juvenile mice received E...
September 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578344/the-comparison-of-procalcitonin-guidance-administer-antibiotics-with-standard-guidelines-on-antibiotic-therapy-in-children-with-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-a-retrospective-study-in-china
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Guo Wu, Gao Wu, Shuxie Wu, Hanbin Wu
OBJECTIVE: To establish the efficacy of an algorithm based on the biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) to reduce antibiotic exposure in pediatric patients with lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical data of 357 patients (age of <14 years) who were discharged home with lower respiratory tract infections(LRTI) from Jan 1, 2010 to Jul 31, 2016, were analyzed. The antibiotic exposure, antibiotic prescription rate, length of hospital stay and antibiotic-associated adverse effects were compared between PCT group (n=183) and standard group (n=174) using SAS 9...
June 1, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574729/respiratory-syncytial-virus-prospects-for-new-and-emerging-therapeutics
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Patricia A Jorquera, Ralph A Tripp
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the major cause of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in infants, the elderly, and the immunocompromised. Although the development of a RSV vaccine has been a priority for >50 years, there is still no vaccine available. Treatment of RSV LRTI has remained mostly supportive, i.e. hydration and oxygenation. Palivizumab and ribavirin are the only options currently available for prevention and treatment of RSV infection, but evidence suggests that they are not fully effective...
August 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
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