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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768373/acute-myelitis-of-children-with-positive-anti-gm1-antibody-case-series-and-literature-review
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Zhiling Wang, Di Qie, Hui Zhou, Xiao Tang Cai
RATIONALE: To explore the clinical features, treatment, and prognosis of acute myelitis (AM) of children with positive blood anti- ganglioside (GM1) antibodies. PATIENT CONCERNS: Two cases of AM of children with positive anti-GM1 antibody were retrospectively collected and followed up for 6 months. Two cases had positive helicobacter pylori IgG antibody, and Case 2 also had positive mycoplasma IgM antibody. DIAGNOSES: Two cases had typical symptoms of myelitis, abnormal spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positive serum anti-GM1 IgM...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759083/hypertrophic-osteoarthropathy-mimicking-a-reactive-arthritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#2
Francesco Bozzao, Stella Bernardi, Franca Dore, Lorenzo Zandonà, Fabio Fischetti
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is a syndrome characterized by abnormal proliferation of skin and periosteal tissues of the extremities. It can be a rare hereditary disease (pachydermoperiostosis) or can be secondary to various diseases, though mostly lung malignancies. Here, we report an unusual clinical presentation of HOA. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old man presented with fever, diarrhea, and an oligoarthritis involving the left knee and the ankles...
May 14, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755528/hypogammaglobulinemia-observed-one-year-after-rituximab-treatment-for-idiopathic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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Bilal Ahmad Shoukat, Osama Ali, Dileep Kumar, Muhammad Bilal Gilani, Adeela Zahid, Shaheer Aslam Joiya, Maqsood Anwar Malik
We present the case of a 19-year-old female with severe hypogammaglobulinemia after having had treatment with rituximab for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura requiring intravenous immunoglobulins. She was admitted with the diagnosis of left-sided pneumonia with parapneumonic effusion. The patient was treated with piperacillin/tazobactam after having a poor response to co-amoxiclav. The patient had been tested for immunoglobulin levels, and the levels were very low. She has a history of ITP for which she received steroids...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754841/-risks-associated-with-the-use-of-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs-during-pneumonia
#4
REVIEW
G Voiriot, M Chalumeau, J Messika, D Basille, B Philippe, J-D Ricard, C Andrejak, V Jounieaux, O Sanchez, M Fartoukh
INTRODUCTION: Outpatient treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is frequent, although this is not based on clinical recommendations and there is no scientific evidence supporting better symptom relief in comparison to acetaminophen. STATE OF THE ART: Experimental data suggest that NSAIDs alter the intrinsic functions of neutrophils, limit their locoregional recruitment, alter bacterial clearance and delay the resolution of inflammatory processes during acute bacterial pulmonary challenge...
May 10, 2018: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746358/delayed-cerebral-injury-in-adults-with-bacterial-meningitis-a-novel-complication-of-adjunctive-steroids
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Cinthia Gallegos, Farrell Tobowlosky, Masayuki Nigo, Rodrigo Hasbun
OBJECTIVES: To report the prevalence of delayed cerebral injury in adults with bacterial meningitis and explore its association with adjunctive steroids. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of adults with bacterial meningitis between 2005 and 2016. SETTING: Ten hospitals in the Greater Houston area. PATIENTS: Consecutive subjects with culture proven community-acquired bacterial meningitis. INTERVENTION: Subjects were categorized as receiving or not adjunctive steroids within 4 hours...
May 9, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741130/quantitative-characterization-of-the-relationship-between-levels-of-extended-corticosteroid-use-and-related-adverse-events-in-a-us-population
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J Bradford Rice, Alan G White, Michaela Johnson, Aneesha Wagh, Yimin Qin, Laura Bartels-Peculis, Gosia Ciepielewska, Winnie W Nelson
OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study assessed the incidence and timing of adverse events (AEs) among patients prescribed varying dose levels of corticosteroids in the US. METHODS: Patients with selected autoimmune or inflammatory disease diagnoses between 2006 and 2015 were identified from a privately-insured administrative database. Patients were stratified into treatment cohorts based on dosage and length of corticosteroid use: intermittent use with duration <60 days, and three extended use cohorts with duration ≥60 days at low (≤7...
May 9, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735504/pneumonitis-a-serious-adverse-effect-of-pd-l1-inhibitors-including-pembrolizumab
#7
Frances Rickard, Catherine Hyams, Andrew T Low
A 70-year-old man presented with breathlessness, cough and fever while receiving pembrolizumab for melanoma. A CT pulmonary angiogram demonstrated small bilateral upper lobe segmental pulmonary emboli with patchy ground-glass opacities and basal perilobular consolidation, in keeping with organising pneumonia. He was treated for community-acquired pneumonia and pulmonary emboli but rapidly deteriorated, with increasing hypoxia and dyspnoea. He was admitted to the intensive care unit for support with continuous positive airway pressure and high flow nasal oxygen...
May 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720921/disulfiram-like-reaction-involving-ceftriaxone-in-a-pediatric-patient
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Stephen M Small, Rachel S Bacher, Sheridan A Jost
Several medications have been shown to cause disulfiram-like reactions in patients concomitantly exposed to ethanol, including specific cephalosporin antibiotics that possess a methylthiotetrazole substituent. Within the cephalosporin class, there are few reports of disulfiram-like reactions with ceftriaxone. This case report is the first to involve a pediatric patient, and it describes a mild but likely disulfiram-like reaction manifesting as facial flushing in an 8-year-old male upon receiving a ceftriaxone infusion preceded by a dose of prednisolone elixir (5% ethanol by volume) for presumed community-acquired pneumonia thought to be complicated by an asthma exacerbation...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709067/the-pathogenicity-of-il-33-on-steroid-resistant-eosinophilic-inflammation-via-the-activation-of-memory-type-st2-cd4-t-cells
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REVIEW
Kiyoshi Hirahara, Naoko Mato, Koichi Hagiwara, Toshinori Nakayama
The lungs are the primary organs of the respiratory system in many animals and have unique epithelial barrier systems to protect the host from continuous invasion of various harmful particles, such as viruses and bacteria. IL-33, a member of the IL-1 family of cytokines, is released from epithelial cells in the mucosal organs and drives the type 2 immune response by activating a number of immune cells in cases of helminth infection. However, IL-33 derived from epithelial cells also causes various allergic diseases via the activation of ST2-positive immune cells, including memory-type (CD62Llow CD44hi ) ST2+ CD4+ T cells in the lung...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707033/-syzygium-jambos-displayed-antibacterial-and-antibiotic-modulating-activities-against-resistant-phenotypes
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Brice E N Wamba, Paul Nayim, Armelle T Mbaveng, Igor K Voukeng, Joachim K Dzotam, Ornella J T Ngalani, Victor Kuete
The present study was designed to evaluate the antibacterial activities of methanol extracts of bark and leaves of Syzygium jambos , as well as their synergistic effects with selected antibiotics against drug-resistant Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The crude extracts were subjected to qualitative phytochemical screening; broth microdilution method was used for antibacterial assays. Phytochemical studies indicate that leaves and bark extracts contained polyphenols, anthraquinones, tannins, and steroids...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705221/early-corticosteroids-for-pneumocystis-pneumonia-in-adults-without-hiv-are-not-associated-with-better-outcome
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Patrick M Wieruszewski, Jason N Barreto, Erin Frazee, Craig E Daniels, Pritish K Tosh, Ross A Dierkhising, Kristin C Mara, Andrew H Limper
BACKGROUND: Evidence supporting adjunctive corticosteroids during the treatment of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PcP) in adults without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is minimal and controversial. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included PcP-positive, hospitalized patients without HIV admitted to Mayo Clinic from 2006 to 2016. Change from baseline in the respiratory component of the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment score (SOFAresp ) at day 5 was compared between early (within 48 hours) steroid recipients and non-recipients utilizing multivariable logistic regression and in a propensity-matched analysis...
April 26, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682370/fatal-pneumococcus-sepsis-after-treatment-of-late-antibody-mediated-kidney-graft-rejection
#12
Gunilla Einecke, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Nils Hanke, Hermann Haller, Anke Schwarz
Antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) is a major cause of late renal allograft dysfunction and graft loss. Risks and benefits of treatment of late ABMR have not been evaluated in randomized clinical trials. We report on a 35-year-old patient with deterioration in renal function and progressive proteinuria 15 years after transplantation. Recurrent infections after a splenectomy following traumatic splenic rupture 3 years earlier had led to reduction of immunosuppression. Renal transplant biopsy showed glomerular double contours, 40% fibrosis/tubular atrophy, peritubular capillaritis, and positive C4d staining indicating chronic-active ABMR...
2018: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680792/-pneumocystis-jiroveci-pneumonia-in-a-patient-taking-benepali-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Kay Frances Graham, Anne McEntegart
We present a case of a 57-year-old woman who contracted Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia while on Benepali, the biosimilar version of etanercept for rheumatoid arthritis. She had seropositive erosive disease. She was admitted to clinic with a 2-week history of dyspnoea, dry cough and fever. Her initial examination showed her to be hypoxic on air with saturations of 77% and left basal crackles. Her admission chest X-ray showed fine reticular shadowing, with an initial suspicion of pulmonary fibrosis. She was empirically treated for community-acquired pneumonia but continued to deteriorate with a worsening type 1 respiratory failure...
April 21, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678711/healthcare-associated-infections-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#14
Yasser B Abulhasan, Najayeb Alabdulraheem, Ian Schiller, Susan P Rachel, Nandini Dendukuri, Mark R Angle, Charles Frenette
OBJECTIVE: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) are prevalent; however, data describing epidemiology of infection is limited. This study reports incidence rates, risk factors and the resulting SAH patient-related outcomes. METHODS: We studied the incidence of ICU-acquired HAIs over a 6-year period. We used Bayesian Model Averaging to identify risk factors associated with an increased risk of HAIs, particularly urinary tract infections (UTI), pneumonia and ventriculostomy-associated infections (VAI)...
April 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668131/-severe-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure-caused-by-pneumocystis-jirovecii-in-a-late-kidney-transplant-recipient
#15
John Fredy Nieto-Ríos, Mónica Zuluaga-Quintero, Arbey Aristizábal-Alzate, Catalina Ocampo-Kohn, Lina María Serna-Higuita, Isabel Cristina Ramírez-Sánchez, Gustavo Adolfo Zuluaga-Valencia
Pneumonia caused by Pneumocystis jirovecii is an uncommon infection in kidney transplant patients that can have an acute and rapid progression to respiratory failure and death. The period of greatest risk occurs in the first six months after the transplant, and it relates to the high doses of immunosuppression drugs required by patients. However, it may occur late, associated with the suspension of prophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.We present two cases of renal transplant patients who had severe hypoxemic respiratory failure due to P...
March 15, 2018: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666203/efficacy-and-safety-of-pulmonary-application-of-corticosteroids-in-preterm-infants-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mahin Delara, Bhupendrasinh F Chauhan, Mê-Linh Le, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Ryan Zarychanski, Geert W 'tJong
BACKGROUND: Systemic corticosteroids as the frontline treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm infants are associated with adverse effects on growth and neurodevelopmental outcome, but the pulmonary administration of steroids may help prevent the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) without these side effects. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of pulmonary application of corticosteroids in preterm infants with RDS. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, ClinicalTrials...
April 17, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656748/nivolumab-induced-severe-pancytopenia-in-a-patient-with-lung-adenocarcinoma
#17
Kentaro Tokumo, Takeshi Masuda, Takahiko Miyama, Shinichiro Miura, Kakuhiro Yamaguchi, Shinjiro Sakamoto, Yasushi Horimasu, Taku Nakashima, Shintaro Miyamoto, Takashi Yoshida, Hiroshi Iwamoto, Kazunori Fujitaka, Hironobu Hamada, Noboru Hattori
Severe leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and bi-cytopenia due to nivolumab have been reported. In this report, we present the first case of nivolumab-induced severe pancytopenia in a patient with lung adenocarcinoma. A 56-year-old Japanese man with lung adenocarcinoma received nivolumab therapy as second-line treatment. After 3 cycles of this therapy, although computed tomography (CT) showed a reduced tumor size, laboratory findings revealed pancytopenia and a bone marrow biopsy showed a severely hypoplastic marrow...
May 2018: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649357/amiodarone-induced-interstitial-and-organizing-pneumonia-reversed-with-steroids
#18
Kshitij Chatterjee, Yogita M Rochlani, Kevin Kuriakose, AndrewDunn, Khaled Khasawneh, Hakan Paydak
Amiodarone is a widely used antiarrhythmic agent for supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias. It is known to cause pulmonary toxicity, which can manifest in a variety of presentations, ranging from asymptomatic to fatal. We present a case of chronic interstitial pneumonia with organizing pneumonia induced by amiodarone that was successfully treated with drug cessation and use of corticosteroids. The patient experienced complete resolution of symptoms and full recovery of lung function after the course of steroids...
June 2017: Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642501/isolation-of-bioactive-compounds-from-calicotome-villosa-stems
#19
Josiane Alhage, Hoda Elbitar, Samir Taha, Jean-Paul Guegan, Zeina Dassouki, Thomas Vives, Thierry Benvegnu
A phenylethanoid, two steroids, a flavone glucoside and a chalcone have been isolated for the first time from the stems of Calicotome villosa together with a previously isolated flavone glucoside. Their structures were determined by spectroscopic analyses (NMR, HRMS) as basalethanoïd B ( 1 ), β-sitosterol and stigmasterol ( 2 ), chrysine-7- O -β-d-glucopyranoside ( 3 ), chrysine 7-((6''- O -acetyl)- O -β-d-glucopyranoside) ( 4 ) and calythropsin ( 5 ). The crude extracts and the isolated compounds (except 4), were evaluated for their antioxidant, antimicrobial (against two Gram-positive bacterial strains: Staphylococcus aureus , Bacillus cereus , four Gram-negative bacterial strains: Staphylococcus epidermidis , Klebsiella pneumonia , Acinetobacter baumanii , and three yeasts: Candida albicans , Candida tropicalis , and Candida glabrata ), hemolytic, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activity...
April 8, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629405/evaluation-of-systemic-corticosteroids-in-patients-with-an-acute-exacerbation-of-copd-and-a-diagnosis-of-pneumonia
#20
Tyler Scholl, Tyree H Kiser, Sheryl F Vondracek
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia are leading causes of morbidity and mortality and are frequently comorbid. Studies of systemic corticosteroids in pneumonia have shown conflicting outcomes, whereas studies in acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) have shown significant benefits. No studies have evaluated systemic corticosteroids in patients with both an AECOPD and pneumonia. Purpose: To evaluate the use of systemic corticosteroids in patients with both an AECOPD and pneumonia...
January 24, 2018: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation
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