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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321515/isolated-optic-neuritis-associated-with-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-report-of-two-cases-and-literature-review
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Seo-Young Choi, You-Jin Choi, Jae-Hwan Choi, Kwang-Dong Choi
Mycoplasma pneumonia is a major pathogen of primary atypical pneumonia and has been known to cause various kinds of extrapulmonary manifestations involving almost all organs of the human body. Optic neuritis associated with M. pneumoniae infection has rarely been described and mostly, it combined other neurological complications including meningitis, meningoencephalitis, myelitis, and peripheral neuropathy. We report two patients who presented with isolated optic neuritis due to M. pneumoniae infection, and reviewed the literatures on five additional patients...
March 20, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314691/prevention-of-everolimus-related-stomatitis-in-women-with-hormone-receptor-positive-her2-negative-metastatic-breast-cancer-using-dexamethasone-mouthwash-swish-a-single-arm-phase-2-trial
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Hope S Rugo, Lasika Seneviratne, J Thaddeus Beck, John A Glaspy, Julio A Peguero, Timothy J Pluard, Navneet Dhillon, Leon Christopher Hwang, Chaitali Nangia, Ingrid A Mayer, Timothy F Meiller, Mark S Chambers, Robert W Sweetman, J Randy Sabo, Jennifer K Litton
BACKGROUND: Stomatitis is a class effect associated with the inhibition of mTOR and is associated with everolimus therapy for breast cancer. Topical steroids might reduce stomatitis incidence and severity, and the need for dose reductions and interruptions of everolimus. Anecdotal use of topical steroid oral prophylaxis has been reported in patients with breast cancer. We aimed to assess dexamethasone-based mouthwash for prevention of stomatitis in patients with breast cancer. METHODS: This US-based, multicentre, single-arm, phase 2 prevention study enrolled women aged 18 years and older with postmenopausal status who had histologically or cytologically confirmed metastatic hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer...
March 14, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303065/bilateral-lacrimal-caruncle-lesions
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Yuta Okumura, Yoshiko Takai, Shunsuke Yasuda, Hiroko Terasaki
A 65-year-old man was referred to our hospital for the treatment of a lesion on the medial lacrimal canthus of both eyes. He had a history of perinuclear anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, i.e., pANCA-positive interstitial pneumonia. Orbital magnetic resonance imaging excluded space occupying lesions, and laboratory testing excluded thyroid-related diseases. The masses were excised, and histopathological examinations showed sebaceous gland hyperplasia and inflammatory changes around the gland. In addition, the specimen from the left eye showed a retention cyst possibly caused by an infection...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300574/sex-steroid-receptor-expression-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Mitra Mehrad, Humberto E Trejo Bittar, Samuel A Yousem
Usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) is characterized by progressive scarring of the lungs and is associated with high morbidity and mortality despite therapeutic interventions. Sex steroid receptors have been demonstrated to play an important role in chronic lung conditions; however, their significance is unknown in patients with UIP. We retrospectively reviewed 40 idiopathic UIP cases for the expression of hormonal receptors. Forty cases including 10 normal lung, 10 cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP), 10 idiopathic organizing diffuse alveolar damage (DAD), 7 hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) and 3 nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis (NSIP) served as controls...
March 11, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256733/thymoma-associated-multi-organ-autoimmunity-a-case-of-graft-versus-host-disease-like-erythroderma-complicated-by-good-syndrome-successfully-treated-by-thymectomy
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Ayano Fukushima, Yoshiko Ichimura, Shoko Obata, Misaki Kinoshita-Ise, Yumi Fujio, Mitsuhiro Takeno, Izumi Konohana
Thymoma-associated multi-organ autoimmunity disease (TAMA) is a rare paraneoplastic disorder, clinicopathologically similar to graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Many reported cases follow a difficult course; half of them die from serious infectious diseases subsequent to immunosuppression induced by chemotherapy for unresectable thymoma, or intensive therapies including systemic steroids for complicating autoimmune diseases and GVHD-like symptoms. We report a patient whose skin symptoms were improved subsequently to total thymectomy...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251374/perioperative-management-of-hepatectomy-in-patients-with-interstitial-pneumonia-a-report-of-three-cases-and-a-literature-review
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Norio Kubo, Kenichiro Araki, Takahiro Yamanaka, Kouki Hoshino, Norihiro Ishii, Mariko Tsukagoshi, Takamichi Igarashi, Akira Watanabe, Keitaro Hirai, Fumiyoshi Saitoh, Hiroyuki Kuwano, Ken Shirabe
PURPOSE: Interstitial pneumonia (IP) is a progressive and irreversible fibrosis and can be fatal if acute exacerbation (AE) occurs. While a useful risk-scoring system has been established for lung surgery, no risk evaluation exists for AE of IP related to non-pulmonary surgery. The objective of this review is to describe the management for patients with IP. METHODS: We experienced three hepatectomy cases with IP. The first was a 72-year-old male patient diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma...
March 1, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238924/post-operative-infections-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-cardiac-events-in-vascular-patients
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Tristen T Chun, Manuel Garcia-Toca, James F Eng, Jeffrey Slaiby, Edward J Marcaccio, William G Cioffi, Daithi S Heffernan
OBJECTIVE: Despite advances in peri-operative care, the rate of cardiac events in vascular patients remains high. We have previously shown that infections in trauma patients are associated with higher rates of subsequent cardiac complications, likely due to the additive effect of a second hit of an infection following the trauma. The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is an association between post-operative infections and subsequent cardiac events in vascular patients...
February 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230086/classification-of-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias-using-anti-myxovirus-resistance-protein-1-autoantibody
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Yoshimasa Hamano, Hiroshi Kida, Shoichi Ihara, Akihiro Murakami, Masahiro Yanagawa, Ken Ueda, Osamu Honda, Lokesh P Tripathi, Toru Arai, Masaki Hirose, Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Yukihiro Yano, Tetsuya Kimura, Yasuhiro Kato, Hyota Takamatsu, Tomoyuki Otsuka, Toshiyuki Minami, Haruhiko Hirata, Koji Inoue, Izumi Nagatomo, Yoshito Takeda, Masahide Mori, Hiroyoshi Nishikawa, Kenji Mizuguchi, Takashi Kijima, Masanori Kitaichi, Noriyuki Tomiyama, Yoshikazu Inoue, Atsushi Kumanogoh
Chronic fibrosing idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) can be divided into two main types: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a steroid-resistant and progressive disease with a median survival of 2-3 years, and idiopathic non-specific interstitial pneumonia (INSIP), a steroid-sensitive and non-progressive autoimmune disease. Although the clinical courses of these two diseases differ, they may be difficult to distinguish at diagnosis. We performed a comprehensive analysis of serum autoantibodies from patients definitively diagnosed with IPF, INSIP, autoimmune pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, and sarcoidosis...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223177/pneumocystis-pneumonia-in-patients-with-inflammatory-or-autoimmune-diseases-usefulness-of-lymphocyte-subtyping
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Yi Li, Marc Ghannoum, Chuntao Deng, Yanxia Gao, Huadong Zhu, Xuezhong Yu, Valery Lavergne
OBJECTIVES: No consensus currently exists on the indications for Pneumocystis jirovecii prophylaxis in patients with inflammatory or autoimmune diseases. The main objective was to identify biomarkers associated with P. jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) in this population. METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out at Beijing Union Medical College Hospital (2003-2014). All patients with an inflammatory or autoimmune disease presenting with acute onset of fever and respiratory symptoms were included...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220322/serious-fungal-infections-in-the-philippines
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M C R Batac, D Denning
The Philippines is a low middle-income, tropical country in Southeast Asia. Infectious diseases remain the main causes of morbidity, including tuberculosis. AIDS/HIV prevalence is still low at <1%, but is rapidly increasing. Fungal disease surveillance has not been done, and its burden has never been estimated. This becomes more important as the population of immunocompromised patients increases, drawn from patients with AIDS, TB, malignancies, and autoimmune diseases requiring chronic steroid use. Using the methodology of the LIFE program ( www...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212992/nivolumab-induced-interstitial-lung-disease-analysis-of-two-phase-ii-studies-patients-with-recurrent-or-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Terufumi Kato, Noriyuki Masuda, Yoichi Nakanishi, Masashi Takahashi, Toyoaki Hida, Hiroshi Sakai, Shinji Atagi, Shiro Fujita, Hiroshi Tanaka, Koji Takeda, Miyako Satouchi, Yoshinobu Namba, Tomohide Tamura
OBJECTIVES: Drug-induced interstitial lung disease (ILD) is often associated with high mortality; however it is difficult to predict and manage. we examined the clinical findings and imaging characteristics of nivolumab induced ILD reported in the two phase II studies patients with recurrent or advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the clinical findings and imaging characteristics of all cases of ILD reported in two phase II trials of nivolumab, an anti-programmed death-1 antibody, in Japanese patients with recurrent or advanced non-small-cell lung cancer...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183847/human-rhinovirus-detection-in-the-lower-respiratory-tract-of-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-association-with-mortality
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Sachiko Seo, Alpana Waghmare, Emily M Scott, Hu Xie, Jane M Kuypers, Robert C Hackman, Angela P Campbell, Su-Mi Choi, Wendy M Leisenring, Keith R Jerome, Janet A Englund, Michael Boeckh
Human rhinoviruses are the most common respiratory viruses detected in patients after hematopoietic cell transplantation. Although rhinovirus appears to occasionally cause severe lower respiratory tract infection in immunocompromised patients, the clinical significance of rhinovirus detection in the lower respiratory tract remains unknown. We evaluated 697 recipients transplanted between 1993 and 2015 with rhinovirus in respiratory samples. As comparative cohorts, 273 recipients with lower respiratory tract infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (N=117), parainfluenza virus (N=120), or influenza (N=36) were analyzed...
February 9, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174631/medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-caused-lethal-sepsis-in-an-edentulous-patient-with-multiple-systemic-factors
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Keisuke Yamashiro, Aki Sato, Fumihiko Okazaki, Makoto Nakano, Koichi Sawaki, Yasuhisa Hirata, Eiki Yamachika, Seiji Iida, Shogo Takashiba
Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is developed even in the patients who are edentulous and treated with short-term bisphosphonate therapy and oral administration. It sometimes causes lethal sepsis in patients who have multiple health problems such as diabetes, cirrhosis, steroid use for interstitial pneumonia, sepsis, and spinal disk herniation.
February 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164546/expression-of-b-and-t-lymphocyte-attenuator-in-patients-with-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-and-the-effect-of-steroid-therapy-in-a-mouse-model
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Guoqi Zhou, Daoxin Wang, Daishun Liu, Di Qi, Zhenfeng Liu
BACKGROUND: Severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) remains a clinical problem, and the identification of new therapeutic targets may increase the rate of successfully treating patients with severe CAP. B and T lymphocyte attenuator (BTLA) is an immunoglobulin-related membrane protein that may play a vital role in the pathogenesis of infection. However, the effects of BTLA in related to severe CAP involved are unknown. In this study, we investigated potential changes in BTLA expression on lymphocytes in patients with severe CAP and determined how BTLA expression affects a model of LPS-induced acute lung inflammation...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149568/recommendations-for-the-management-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-south-africa-a-position-statement-of-the-south-african-thoracic-society
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REVIEW
Coenraad F N Koegelenberg, Gillian M Ainslie, Keertan Dheda, Brian W Allwood, Michelle L Wong, Umesh G Lalloo, Mohamed S Abdool-Gaffar, Hoosain Khalfey, Elvis M Irusen
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a very specific form of a chronic, progressive fibroproliferative interstitial pneumonia of unknown aetiology. The disease is generally associated with a poor prognosis. Several international evidence-based guidelines on the diagnosis and management of IPF and other interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) have been published and updated in the last decade, and while the body of evidence for the use of some treatment modalities has grown, others have been shown to be futile and even harmful to patients...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145162/early-use-of-corticosteroids-in-infants-with-a-clinical-diagnosis-of-pneumocystis-jiroveci-pneumonia-in-malawi-a-double-blind-randomised-clinical-trial
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Laura Newberry, Bernadette O'Hare, Neil Kennedy, Andrew Selman, Sofia Omar, Pamela Dawson, Kim Stevenson, Yo Nishihara, Samantha Lissauer, Elizabeth Molyneux
BACKGROUND: Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) is the most common opportunistic infection in infants with vertically acquired HIV infection and the most common cause of death in HIV-infected infants. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether early administration of adjuvant corticosteroids in addition to standard treatment reduces mortality in infants with vertically acquired HIV and clinically diagnosed PJP when co-infection with cytomegalovirus and other pathogens cannot be excluded...
February 1, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134830/radiation-induced-organizing-pneumonia-a-characteristic-disease-that-requires-symptom-oriented-management
#17
REVIEW
Keisuke Otani, Yuji Seo, Kazuhiko Ogawa
Radiation-induced organizing pneumonia (RIOP) is an inflammatory lung disease that is occasionally observed after irradiation to the breast. It is a type of secondary organizing pneumonia that is characterized by infiltrates outside the irradiated volume that are sometimes migratory. Corticosteroids work acutely, but relapse of pneumonia is often experienced. Management of RIOP should simply be symptom-oriented, and the use of corticosteroids should be limited to severe symptoms from the perspective not only of cost-effectiveness but also of cancer treatment...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133287/-a-study-of-patients-who-underwent-breast-conserving-surgery-and-developed-cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia-cop
#18
Soichiro Ueno, Takashi Nakakuma, Osamu Murata, Norihiko Sengoku, Kazuhiro Karikomi, Megumi Honma
Of the 210 patients who underwent breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer and received radiation therapy for 3 years from April 2012 to March 2015 at the Department of Therapeutic Radiology of our hospital, 6 were diagnosed with cryptogenic organizing pneumonia(COP)-like pneumonia and treated as reported. The mean age of the patients was 51years(40- 65 years), and the pathological subtypes were the luminal type(5 cases)and HER2 type(1case ), all of which were treated with radiation therapy for breast conservation...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133064/-treatment-experience-with-sorafenib-for-lung-metastases-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-complicated-with-interstitial-pneumonia
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Takashi Shuto, Masahiro Murakami, Junzo Shimizu, Chikato Koga, Akinobu Yasuyama, Tae Matsumura, Chizu Kameda, Ryohei Kawabata, Masaki Hirota, Masato Yoshikawa, Shingo Noura, Junichi Hasegawa
A 74-year-old man was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC; S4/8)and underwent anterior segment resection of the liver in 2015. He was hospitalized with a wound infection 2 months after surgery. On the 8th hospital day he complained of respiratory discomfort. A CT showed multiple lung metastases and a ground-glass appearance in both lungs. We diagnosed interstitial pneumonia with metastatic lung tumors. Steroid therapy was performed for the interstitial pneumo- nia(prednisolone 1,000mg/dayƗ3 days), and sorafenib therapy was initiated for the metastatic lung cancer(starting from 200mg/day to 800mg/day)...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127529/organizing-pneumonia-following-treatment-with-pembrolizumab-for-metastatic-malignant-melanoma-a-case-report
#20
R Kuint, M Lotem, T Neuman, E Bekker-Milovanov, A Abutbul, U Laxer, N Berkman, Z G Fridlender
Pembrolizumab is a monoclonal antibody against the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) receptor, and is widely used for the treatment of various malignancies, most commonly malignant melanoma. Here we report the first documented and pathology proven case of Organizing Pneumonia complicating treatment with Pembrolizumab. This was a man who presented with a dense lung consolidation four months following treatment with Pembrolizumab. A thorough microbiological workup was negative and his findings did not improve with broad spectrum anti-microbial treatment...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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