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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716387/respiratory-virus-prior-to-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-is-associated-with-allo-immune-mediated-lung-syndromes
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Birgitta Versluys, Marc Bierings, Jean Luc Murk, Tom Wolfs, Caroline Lindemans, Kors Vd Ent, Jaap Jan Boelens
BACKGROUND: Allo-immune mediated lung syndromes (allo-LS) are life-threatening complications after hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Respiratory virus (RV) has been suggested to play a role in the pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: We studied the relation between RV-DNA/RNA detection in upper/lower airway before HCT and the occurrence of allo-LS. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all HCT recipients between 2004 and 2014, in whom Real-Time PCR for RV was done from Nasal-Pharyngeal-Aspirates (NPA) and Broncho-Alveolar- Lavage (BAL) before HCT...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699429/the-order-of-administration-of-macrolides-and-beta-lactams-may-impact-the-outcomes-of-hospitalized-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-results-from-the-community-acquired-pneumonia-organization
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Paula Peyrani, Timothy L Wiemken, Mark L Metersky, Forest W Arnold, William A Mattingly, Charles Feldman, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Jose Bordon, Julio A Ramirez
BACKGROUND: The beneficial effect of macrolides for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in combination with beta-lactams may be due to their anti-inflammatory activity. In patients with pneumococcal meningitis, the use of steroids improves outcomes only if they are administered before beta-lactams. The objective of this study was to compare outcomes in hospitalized patients with CAP when macrolides were administered before, simultaneously with, or after beta-lactams. METHODS: Secondary data analysis of the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO) International Cohort Study database...
July 12, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694340/colonisation-of-irish-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-by-streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-analysis-of-the-pneumococcal-vaccine-coverage-a-non-interventional-observational-prospective-cohort-study
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Hannah McCarthy, Mandy Jackson, Mary Corcoran, Martha McElligott, Elaine MacHale, Imran Sulaiman, Breda Cushen, Richard W Costello, Hilary Humpreys
OBJECTIVES: To characterise the pattern of colonisation and serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who currently receive the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV-23) according to vaccination status, use of antibiotics and steroids. To investigate the prevalence of PPV-23 and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) serotypes within the study cohort. DESIGN: A non-interventional, observational, prospective cohort study with a 12 -month follow-up period inclusive of quarterly study visits...
July 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688634/predictors-of-mortality-in-the-elderly-after-open-repair-for-perforated-peptic-ulcer-disease
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Vijaya T Daniel, Jason T Wiseman, Julie Flahive, Heena P Santry
BACKGROUND: As the U.S. population ages and the number of emergent surgical repairs for perforated peptic ulcer disease (PUD) rise, contemporary national data evaluating operative outcomes for open surgical repair for perforated PUD among the elderly are lacking. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (2007-2014) was queried for patients ≥65 y who underwent open surgical repair for perforated PUD. The primary outcome was 30-d mortality...
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683450/acute-kidney-injury-and-hemolytic-anemia-secondary-to-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection
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Camillo Carrara, Mauro Abbate, Ettore Sabadini, Giuseppe Remuzzi
Glomerulonephritis as well as kidney injury secondary to fulminant intravascular hemolysis are rare extrapulmonary manifestations of Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. We describe a 50-year-old female diagnosed with M. pneumoniae infection-associated hemolytic anemia, characterized by negative cold agglutinin tests but with laboratory evidence of complement alternative pathway activation. The patient presented both with anemia and severe kidney failure and she was treated with steroids and red blood cell transfusions along with plasmapheresis...
July 7, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664013/erdheim-chester-disease-involving-the-central-nervous-system-with-the-unique-appearance-of-a-coated-vertebral-artery
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Hime Suzuki, Masahiko Wanibuchi, Katsuya Komatsu, Yukinori Akiyama, Takeshi Mikami, Shintaro Sugita, Tadashi Hasegawa, Mitsunori Kaya, Kohichi Takada, Nobuhiro Mikuni
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis. It is characterized by multiple xanthogranulomatous masses throughout the body, predominantly in the tibia. One of the characteristic radiological findings of the lesions associated with ECD is a "coated artery," which is often observed in the aorta. Although approximately one-fourth of ECD cases involve the central nervous system (CNS), an intracranial-coated artery has only been reported in four cases. We report a case of ECD that involves the CNS and has the unique appearance of a coated vertebral artery (VA)...
October 2016: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663549/determinants-of-initial-inhaled-corticosteroid-use-in-patients-with-gold-a-b-copd-a-retrospective-study-of-uk-general-practice
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James D Chalmers, Abigail Tebboth, Alicia Gayle, Andrew Ternouth, Nick Ramscar
Initial use of inhaled corticosteroid therapy is common in patients with Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) A or B chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, contrary to GOLD guidelines. We investigated UK prescribing of inhaled corticosteroid therapy in these patients, to identify predictors of inhaled corticosteroid use in newly diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. A cohort of newly diagnosed GOLD A/B chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients was identified from the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink (June 2005-June 2015)...
June 29, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653916/biological-activities-of-allium-sativum-and-zingiber-officinale-extracts-on-clinically-important-bacterial-pathogens-their-phytochemical-and-ft-ir-spectroscopic-analysis
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Uzma Azeem Awan, Shaukat Ali, Amna Mir Shahnawaz, Irsa Shafique, Atiya Zafar, Muhammad Abdul Rauf Khan, Tahseen Ghous, Azhar Saleem, Saiqa Andleeb
The spread of bacterial infectious diseases is a major public threat. Herbs and spices have offered an excellent, important and useful source of antimicrobial agents against many pathological infections. In the current study, the antimicrobial potency of fresh, naturally and commercial dried Allium sativum and Zingiber officinale extracts had been investigated against seven local clinical bacterial isolates such as Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumonia, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus epidermidis, and Serratia marcesnces by the agar disc diffusion method...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652714/the-safety-issues-and-hardware-related-complications-of-deep-brain-stimulation-therapy-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-478-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Jing Zhang, Tao Wang, Chen-Cheng Zhang, Kristina Zeljic, Shikun Zhan, Bo-Min Sun, Dian-You Li
INTRODUCTION: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-established therapy for the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) in patients experiencing motor fluctuations and medication-refractory tremor. Despite the relative tolerability and safety of this procedure, associated complications and unnatural deaths are still unavoidable. METHODS: In this study, hardware-related complications and the causes of unnatural death were retrospectively analyzed in 478 patients with PD who were treated with DBS...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651570/methanol-leaves-extract-hibiscus-micranthus-linn-exhibited-antibacterial-and-wound-healing-activities
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Berhan Begashaw, Bharat Mishra, Asegedech Tsegaw, Zewdneh Shewamene
BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases are the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Wound and wound infections are also major health problem. Nowadays, medicinal plants play a major role in treatment of infectious diseases and wound healing and they are easily available and more affordable as compared to synthetic compounds. The aim of this study is therefore, to investigate the antibacterial and wound healing activities of 80% methanol extract of Hibiscus micranthus leaves using disc diffusion methods and rat excision model respectively...
June 26, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644225/adjuvant-steroid-therapy-in-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Caroline Bell Sisson
Despite medical advances, pneumonia is a leading cause of death worldwide. Because inflammation is a key defense mechanism, adjuvant corticosteroid therapy has long been considered but never widely recommended to treat pneumonia. New research is exploring potential benefits of this therapy, including reduced time to clinical stability, reduced hospital stay, reduced rates of treatment failure, and prevention of complications.
July 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635201/hamman-rich-syndrome-a-forgotten-entity
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William Newmarch, Angelica Puopolo, Madina Weiler, Brian Casserly
The following report outlines the case of a 76-year-old gentleman who presented to the hospital with acute interstitial pneumonitis, a rare and rapidly progressive type of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia. The patient initially presented with a three-week history of progressive shortness of breath and cough which was diagnosed as community acquired pneumonia. Treatment with oral antibiotics was unsuccessful resulting in re-presentation the following week with type one respiratory failure. Investigations revealed widespread inflammatory changes consistent with an acute inflammatory process...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626631/chronic-eosinophilic-pneumonia-adjunctive-therapy-with-inhaled-steroids
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Christopher Chan, David DeLapp, Perry Nystrom
Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (ICEP) is a rare form of diffuse parenchymal lung disease first identified by Carrington et al. in 1969. It is characterized by the presence of constitutional and respiratory symptoms with associated peripheral opacities on imaging and elevated serum and/or bronchoalveolar eosinophilia. Although data is limited regarding etiology or prevalence, it is known that ICEP has a 2:1 female: male predominance and typically affects non-smokers. Diagnosis rests on the clinical constellation of respiratory symptoms of at least 2-4 weeks duration, the presence of diffuse pulmonary alveolar consolidation, classically described as the "photographic negative of pulmonary edema", the presence of eosinophils ≥40% on bronchoalveolar lavage or ≥1000/mm(3) eosinophils on peripheral blood and the exclusion of other known causes of eosinophilic lung diseases such as drugs, toxins, fungi, parasites, and collagen-vascular disorders...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626172/pulmonary-nocardiosis-a-clinical-analysis-of-30-cases
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Yasuo Takiguchi, Shunsuke Ishizaki, Takayuki Kobayashi, Shun Sato, Yaeko Hashimoto, Yosuke Suruga, Yoko Akiba
Objective Pulmonary nocardiosis frequently develops as an opportunistic infection in patients with malignant tumor and is treated with steroids. This study was performed to clarify the clinical features of pulmonary nocardiosis in Japan. Methods The patients definitively diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis at our hospital between January 1995 and December 2015 were retrospectively investigated. Results Nineteen men and 11 women (30 in total) were diagnosed with pulmonary nocardiosis. Almost all patients were complicated by a non-pulmonary underlying disease, such as malignant tumor or collagen vascular disease, or pulmonary disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or interstitial pneumonia, and 13 patients (43...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618727/analysis-of-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-mortality-in-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-attacks-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Ayşe But, Meltem Arzu Yetkin, Dilek Kanyilmaz, Halide Aslaner, Aliye Baştuğ, Adalet Aypak, Pınar Öngürü, Esragül Akinci, Nevzat Mehmet Mutlu, Hürrem Bodur
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiologic characteristics, the causative microorganisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, and the prognostic risk factors for mortality in critically ill patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, all the critically ill patients with VAP hospitalized in a medical/surgical intensive care unit (ICU) between January 2010 and June 2015 were evaluated...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608641/risk-factors-for-pneumocystis-pneumonia-after-the-first-6-months-following-renal-transplantation
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Emmanuel Faure, Arnaud Lionet, Eric Kipnis, Christian Noël, Marc Hazzan
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) incidence was decreased in renal transplant thanks to prophylaxis, recommended during the first months after transplantation. However, many late PCP cases are observed after the first 6 months and recommendations to maintain or reintroduce prophylaxis are lacking. The objective of the study was to identify risk factors to guide the individual prescription of prophylaxis, 6 months after transplantation. Thirty-three late PCP cases were identified between 1995 and 2012 in Lille Hospital, France, and were compared to 72 randomized controls transplant recipients...
June 13, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592755/acute-myeloid-leukemia-developing-secondary-immune-thrombocytopenia-after-umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation
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Rena Matsumoto, Kazuhiro Ito, Naoko Hosono, Yasufumi Matsuda, Katsunori Tai, Ippei Sakamaki, Goh Aoki, Hirohito Yamazaki, Shinji Nakao, Takahiro Yamauchi
A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia M2 (FLT3-ITD-positive). After induction chemotherapy and four courses of consolidation therapy, he underwent umbilical cord blood transplantation (CBT) in his first remission. He developed acute graft-versus-host disease (skin stage 2) after successful engraftment. On post-transplantation day 147, he was admitted to the hospital suffering from pneumonia. During the treatment, drastic thrombocytopenia was observed on day 251. Both platelet-associated immunoglobulin G and platelet antibody producing B cells were detected, and he was diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592328/severe-varicella-zoster-virus-pneumonia-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Adrien Mirouse, Philippe Vignon, Prescillia Piron, René Robert, Laurent Papazian, Guillaume Géri, Pascal Blanc, Christophe Guitton, Claude Guérin, Naïke Bigé, Antoine Rabbat, Aurélie Lefebvre, Keyvan Razazi, Muriel Fartoukh, Eric Mariotte, Lila Bouadma, Jean-Damien Ricard, Amélie Seguin, Bertrand Souweine, Anne-Sophie Moreau, Stanislas Faguer, Arnaud Mari, Julien Mayaux, Francis Schneider, Annabelle Stoclin, Pierre Perez, Julien Maizel, Charles Lafon, Frédérique Ganster, Laurent Argaud, Christophe Girault, François Barbier, Lucien Lecuyer, Jérôme Lambert, Emmanuel Canet
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a dreaded complication of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection in adults; however, the data are limited. Our objective was to investigate the clinical features, management, and outcomes of critically ill patients with VZV-related community-acquired pneumonia (VZV-CAP). METHODS: This was an observational study of patients with VZV-CAP admitted to 29 intensive care units (ICUs) from January 1996 to January 2015. RESULTS: One hundred and two patients with VZV-CAP were included...
June 7, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589262/the-surgical-outcomes-of-lung-cancer-combined-with-interstitial-pneumonia-a-single-institution-report
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Daisuke Taniguchi, Naoya Yamasaki, Takuro Miyazaki, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Keitaro Matsumoto, Go Hatachi, Tomoyuki Kakugawa, Noriho Sakamoto, Hiroshi Mukae, Takeshi Nagayasu
PURPOSE: Several studies have reported that an acute exacerbation (AE) of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) can occur after lung resection in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); however, the perioperative management strategy is controversial. METHODS: The data of lung cancer patients at Nagasaki University Hospital from June 1994 to October 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: Among all 1701 NSCLC patients who underwent lung resection, 59 (3...
June 6, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560784/reversible-and-cachexia-associated-feline-skin-fragility-syndrome-in-three-cats
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Nicla Furiani, Ilaria Porcellato, Chiara Brachelente
BACKGROUND: Feline skin fragility syndrome (FSFS) is an acquired disorder characterized by altered collagen production resulting in an extremely thin and fragile skin. FSFS is associated with diseases characterized by excessive steroidal hormones that can inhibit collagen synthesis. It is also described concomitantly with severe inflammatory, infectious or neoplastic conditions where the pathogenesis remains largely unknown. OBJECTIVES: To describe three cases of FSFS in cats that become cachectic secondary to different causes without glucocorticoid involvement...
May 31, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
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