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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236286/corticosteroids-for-pneumonia
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REVIEW
Anat Stern, Keren Skalsky, Tomer Avni, Elena Carrara, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a common and potentially serious illness. Corticosteroids have been suggested for the treatment of different types of infection, however their role in the treatment of pneumonia remains unclear. This is an update of a review published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of corticosteroids in the treatment of pneumonia. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group's Specialised Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, and LILACS on 3 March 2017, together with relevant conference proceedings and references of identified trials...
December 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126531/cap-hcap-hap-%C3%A2-vap-the-diachronic-linguistics-of%C3%A2-pneumonia
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EDITORIAL
Jason P Burnham, Marin H Kollef
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091975/treatment-trends-and-outcomes-in-healthcare-associated-pneumonia
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Sarah Haessler, Tara Lagu, Peter K Lindenauer, Daniel J Skiest, Aruna Priya, Penelope S Pekow, Marya D Zilberberg, Thomas L Higgins, Michael B Rothberg
BACKGROUND: The American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines for management of healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP), first published in 2005, have been controversial regarding the selection of empiric broad-spectrum antibiotics, whether the criteria for HCAP predicts the likelihood of infection with multidrug resistant organisms, and whether HCAP patients have improved outcomes when treated with empiric broad-spectrum antibiotics. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study at 488 US hospitals from July 2007 to November 2011...
November 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091929/the-cathelicidin-protein-cramp-is-a-potential-atherosclerosis-self-antigen-in-apoe-mice
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Peter M Mihailovic, Wai Man Lio, Juliana Yano, Xiaoning Zhao, Jianchang Zhou, Kuang-Yuh Chyu, Prediman K Shah, Bojan Cercek, Paul C Dimayuga
Auto-immunity is believed to contribute to inflammation in atherosclerosis. The antimicrobial peptide LL-37, a fragment of the cathelicidin protein precursor hCAP18, was previously identified as an autoantigen in psoriasis. Given the reported link between psoriasis and coronary artery disease, the biological relevance of the autoantigen to atherosclerosis was tested in vitro using a truncated (t) form of the mouse homolog of hCAP18, CRAMP, on splenocytes from athero-prone ApoE(-/-) mice. Stimulation with tCRAMP resulted in increased CD8+ T cells with Central Memory and Effector Memory phenotypes in ApoE(-/-) mice, differentially activated by feeding with normal chow or high fat diet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077289/-predictors-of-drug-resistant-pathogens-in-community-onset-pneumonia-are-factors-considered-in-health-care-associated-pneumonia-useful-in-the-emergency-department
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Olga H Torres Bonafonte, Eva Gil Olivas, Estefanía Pérez Macho, Cristina Pacho Pacho, Miriam Mateo Roca, Jordi Casademont Pou, Domingo Ruiz Hidalgo
OBJECTIVES: To analyze factors related to drug-resistant pathogens (DRPs) in community-onset pneumonia (COP) and whether previously suggested criteria are useful in our emergency-department. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective 1-year study of adults coming to the emergency department for COP. We assessed the usefulness of criteria used in health-care-associated pneumonia (HCAP), as well the Shorr index, the Barthel index, and clinical suspicion of resistant pathogens...
October 2017: Emergencias: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Emergencias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049213/clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-risk-factors-of-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-in-a-korean-tertiary-teaching-hospital
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June H Ahn, Kwan H Lee, Jin H Chung, Kyeong-Cheol Shin, Choong K Lee, Hyun Jung Kim, Eun Young Choi
The 2016 American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America (ATS/IDSA) guidelines removed the concept of healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP). We examined whether the 2016 ATS/IDSA guidelines are applicable in Korea.We conducted a retrospective, observational study of pneumonia patients who were hospitalized at a tertiary teaching hospital from March 2012 to February 2014. Identified pathogens that were not susceptible to β-lactams, macrolides, and fluoroquinolones were defined as community-acquired pneumonia drug-resistant pathogens (CAP-DRPs)...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021461/isolation-of-esbl-producing-bacteria-from-sputum-in-community-acquired-pneumonia-or-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-does-not-indicate-the-need-for-antibiotics-with-activity-against-this-class
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Hideyuki Horie, Isao Ito, Satoshi Konishi, Yuki Yamamoto, Yuko Yamamoto, Tatsuya Uchida, Hideo Ohtani, Yoshiharu Yoshida
Background In the past decade, extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria have increasingly frequently been isolated from various kinds of clinical specimens. However, the appropriate treatment of pneumonia in which ESBL-producing bacteria are isolated from sputum culture is poorly understood. Purpose To investigate whether or not ESBL-producing bacteria isolated from sputum in pneumonia cases should be treated as the causative bacteria. Patients and methods In this retrospective study, we screened for patients, admitted between January 2009 and December 2015 in whom pneumonia was suspected and for whom sputum cultures yielded Escherichia coli or Klebsiella spp...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983954/epr-monitoring-of-wound-oxygenation-as-a-biomarker-of-response-to-gene-therapy-encoding-hcap-18-ll37-peptide
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Céline M Desmet, Gaëlle Vandermeulen, Caroline Bouzin, Martin C Lam, Véronique Préat, Philippe Levêque, Bernard Gallez
PURPOSE: To investigate the value of electron paramagnetic resonance oximetry to follow oxygenation in wounds treated by a plasmid-encoding host defense peptide hCAP-18/LL37. METHODS: Flaps were created on diabetic mice (7- or 12-week-old db/db mice) presenting different levels of microangiopathy. The hCAP-18/LL37-encoding plasmids were administered in wounds by electroporation. Low-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance oximetry using lithium phthalocyanine as the oxygen sensor was used to monitor wound oxygenation in flaps during the healing process...
October 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959253/methylation-of-the-vitamin-d-receptor-vdr-gene-together-with-genetic-variation-race-and-environment-influence-the-signaling-efficacy-of-the-toll-like-receptor-2-1-vdr-pathway
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Vanessa Meyer, Donovan Sean Saccone, Fidele Tugizimana, Furaha Florence Asani, Tamsyn Jacki Jeffery, Liza Bornman
BACKGROUND: The disparity in prevalence of infectious diseases across the globe is common knowledge. Vitamin D receptor (VDR)-mediated toll-like receptor (TLR) 2/1 signaling produces antimicrobial peptides, which is critical as a first line of defense in innate immunity. Numerous studies disclosed the independent role of genetic polymorphisms in this pathway, vitamin D status or season and more recently epigenetics, as factors contributing to infectious disease predisposition. Few studies address the interaction between environment, genetics, and epigenetics...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887643/clinical-predictors-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-nosocomial-and-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-a-multicenter-matched-case-control-study
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J Torre-Cisneros, C Natera, F Mesa, M Trikic, J Rodríguez-Baño
The situations in which coverage for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the empirical treatment of nosocomial pneumonia (NP) or severe healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) is needed are poorly defined, particularly outside intensive care units (ICUs). Our aim was to characterize if the risk of MRSA NP/HCAP can be defined by clinical variables. We designed an observational, retrospective, multicenter, case-control study to analyze the association between defined clinical variables and risk of MRSA NP/HCAP in non-ICU patients using conditional multivariable logistic regression...
September 8, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874937/antimicrobial-therapy-for-pneumonia-in-the-emergency-department-the-impact-of-clinical-pharmacists-on-appropriateness
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Brett A Faine, Nicholas Mohr, Jenna Dietrich, Laura Meadow, Kari K Harland, Elizabeth Chrischilles
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia impacts over four million people annually and is the leading cause of infectious disease-related hospitalization and mortality in the United States. Appropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy decreases hospital length of stay and improves mortality. The objective of our study was to test the hypothesis that the presence of an emergency medicine (EM) clinical pharmacist improves the timing and appropriateness of empiric antimicrobial therapy for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP)...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851249/bacterial-pneumonia-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-with-or-without-hiv-co-infection-a-possible-definition-of-antibiotic-prophylaxis-associated-pneumonia-apap
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Gianluca Cuomo, Giuseppina Brancaccio, Gianfranca Stornaiuolo, Daniela Manno, Giuseppe L Gaeta, Cristina Mussini, Massimo Puoti, Giovanni B Gaeta
Introducion: Bacterial infections frequently complicate liver cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors and clinical impact of bacterial pneumonia in patients with cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Bacterial infection prevalence study: consecutive patients with cirrhosis were enroled over a six-month period in 13 Italian centres. Pneumonia and other infections were diagnosed by standard methods. Pneumonia study: cirrhotic patients with pneumonia were enroled for an additional six-month period and HIV-positive patients were included...
August 29, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797895/patterns-of-c-reactive-protein-ratio-predicts-outcomes-in-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-in-critically-ill-patients-with-cancer
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Ligia S C F Rabello, Pedro Póvoa, Jose R Lapa E Silva, Luciano C P Azevedo, Fernando Jose da Silva Ramos, Thiago Lisboa, Marcio Soares, Jorge I F Salluh
PURPOSE: Describe the patterns of C-reactive protein relative changes in response to antibiotic therapy in critically ill cancer patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) and its ability to predict outcome. METHODS: Secondary analysis of a prospective cohort of critically ill cancer patients with HCAP. CRP was sampled every other day from D0 to D6 of antibiotic therapy. Patients were classified according to an individual pattern of CRP-ratio response: fast - CRP at D4 of therapy was <0...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745259/serum-and-tissue-25-oh-vitamin-d3-concentrations-do-not-predict-bone-abnormalities-and-molecular-markers-of-vitamin-d-metabolism-in-the-hypovitaminosis-d-kyphotic-pig-model
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Laura A Amundson, Laura L Hernandez, Thomas D Crenshaw
The hypovitaminosis D kyphotic pig provides a model to study maternal vitamin D (D) carryover on gross and molecular characteristics of bone abnormalities in offspring. Excess maternal D is proposed to protect offspring under nutritional challenges from developing bone abnormalities. Relationships between D sufficiency parameters and bone abnormalities were characterised. Sows (n 37) were fed diets with 0 (-D), 8·125 (+D) or 43·750 (++D) µg D3/kg throughout gestation and lactation. At weaning (3 weeks) pigs were fed diets with 0 (-D) or 7·0 (+D) µg D3/kg, each with 75 and 95 % (LCaP) or 150 and 120 % (HCaP) of the Ca and P requirements...
July 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730159/antibiotic-prescribing-for-adults-hospitalized-in-the-etiology-of-pneumonia-in-the-community-study
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Sara Tomczyk, Seema Jain, Anna M Bramley, Wesley H Self, Evan J Anderson, Chris Trabue, D Mark Courtney, Carlos G Grijalva, Grant W Waterer, Kathryn M Edwards, Richard G Wunderink, Lauri A Hicks
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) 2007 guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)/American Thoracic Society (ATS) recommend a respiratory fluoroquinolone or beta-lactam plus macrolide as first-line antibiotics for adults hospitalized with CAP. Few studies have assessed guideline-concordant antibiotic use for patients hospitalized with CAP after the 2007 IDSA/ATS guidelines. We examine antibiotics prescribed and associated factors in adults hospitalized with CAP...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677255/anaerobic-antibiotic-usage-for-pneumonia-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Mutsumi J Kioka, Bruno DiGiovine, Mohamed Rezik, Jeffrey H Jennings
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pneumonia is a common admitting diagnosis in the intensive care unit (ICU). When aspiration is suspected, antibiotics to cover anaerobes are frequently used, but in the absence of clear risk factors, current guidelines have questioned their role. It is unknown how frequently these guidelines are followed. METHODS: We conducted a single-centre observational study on practice patterns of anaerobic antibiotic use in consecutive patients admitted to the ICU with aspiration pneumonia (Asp), community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP)...
November 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662432/cathelicidin-augments-vdr-dependent-anti-leishmanial-immune-response-in-indian-post-kala-azar-dermal-leishmaniasis
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Sushmita Das, Abul Hasan Sardar, Kumar Abhishek, Ajay Kumar, Vidya Nand Rabidas, Pradeep Das
OBJECTIVES: Indian Post kala-azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL) is the cutaneous aftermath of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by L. donovani. Vitamin D-regulated cationic antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin (hCAP-18/LL-37) has microbicidal and immunomodulatory role against cutaneous infections, but its role in PKDL remains elusive. METHODS: Skin snips and blood-derived monocytes of PKDL patients (n=46), before (BT) and after (AT) chemotherapy, were used for this study...
June 26, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637951/porphyromonas-gingivalis-induced-il-33-down-regulates-hcap-18-ll-37-production-in-human-gingival-epithelial-cells
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Hiroyuki Tada, Takamitsu Shimizu, Kenji Matsushita, Haruhiko Takada
hCAP-18/LL-37 is an antimicrobial peptide that is mainly expressed in epithelial cells. Gingival epithelial cells play pivotal roles in antimicrobial defense by expressing hCAP-18/LL-37. Porphyromonas gingivalis is a primary pathogen for chronic periodontitis and produces cysteine proteinase gingipains, which induce proinflammatory cytokines production, leading to enhance inflammatory responses. In contrast, gingipains attenuate immune responses, leading to induce anti-inflammatory responses. In this study, we investigated the ability of gingipains to attenuate P...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480236/serial-procalcitonin-as-a-predictor-of-bacteremia-and-need-for-intensive-care-unit-care-in-adults-with-pneumonia-including-those-with-highest-severity-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Suzanne M McCluskey, Philipp Schuetz, Michael S Abers, Benjamin Bearnot, Maria E Morales, Debora Hoffman, Shreya Patel, Lauren Rosario, Victor Chiappa, Blair A Parry, Ryan T Callahan, Sheila A Bond, Kent Lewandrowski, William Binder, Michael R Filbin, Jatin M Vyas, Michael K Mansour
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a prohormone that rises in bacterial pneumonia and has promise in reducing antibiotic use. Despite these attributes, there are inconclusive data on its use for clinical prognostication. We hypothesize that serial PCT measurements can predict mortality, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and bacteremia. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of inpatients diagnosed with pneumonia was performed at a large tertiary care center in Boston, Massachusetts...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464807/prognostic-factors-in-hospitalized-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-retrospective-study-of-a-prospective-observational-cohort
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Akihiro Ito, Tadashi Ishida, Hironobu Tokumasu, Yasuyoshi Washio, Akio Yamazaki, Yuhei Ito, Hiromasa Tachibana
BACKGROUND: To date, only few studies have examined the prognostic factors of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) defined according to the latest criteria, which excludes healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP). Therefore, we aimed to investigate the factors that affect prognosis, and evaluate the usefulness of existing pneumonia severity scores for predicting the prognosis of CAP. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients with CAP, excluding HCAP, who were enrolled prospectively between April 2007 and February 2016...
May 2, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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