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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634173/a-comparison-of-2-respiratory-devices-for-sputum-clearance-in-adults-with-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis
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Yasmin R Silva, Tracy A Greer, Lucy C Morgan, Frank Li, Claude S Farah
BACKGROUND: Airway clearance techniques are a vital part of routine care for patients with bronchiectasis. There is no clear superior modality. The Flutter combines oscillations (6-20Hz) and positive expiratory pressure; the Lung Flute combines positive expiratory pressure and low frequency acoustic waves (18-22Hz), to augment clearance. This project aimed to compare these devices. METHODS: This was a randomized crossover study of adult subjects with stable non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (expectorating >25 mL/d)...
June 20, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634123/clinical-utility-of-chromosomal-aneusomy-in-individuals-at-high-risk-of-lung-cancer
#2
Anna E Barón, Severine Kako, William J Feser, Heather Malinowski, Daniel Merrick, Kavita Garg, Stephen Malkoski, Shannon Pretzel, Jill M Siegfried, Wilbur A Franklin, York Miller, Holly J Wolf, Marileila Varella-Garcia
INTRODUCTION: Low dose CT screening for lung cancer has a high false positive rate with frequent discovery of indeterminate pulmonary nodules. Noninvasive biomarkers are needed to reduce false positives and improve risk stratification. A retrospective longitudinal evaluation was performed to assess chromosomal aneusomy in sputum via fluorescence in situ hybridization (CA-FISH) in four nested case-control studies. METHODS: ROC analysis resulted in two grouped cohorts: High Risk (CO High Risk and CO Nodule; 68 Cases, 69 controls) and Screening (ACRIN/NLST and PLuSS; 97 Cases, 185 controls)...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633709/primary-pulmonary-actinomycosis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-145-cases-in-mainland-china
#3
M Zhang, X-Y Zhang, Y-B Chen
OBJECTIVE: To improve our understanding of pulmonary actinomycosis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 145 cases in mainland China was conducted. RESULTS: The male:female ratio was 2.7:1. Mean age at diagnosis was 48 years (± 12). Main symptoms were cough (87.6%), expectoration (40%), blood-stained sputum (37.2%), fever (26.9%), chest pain (24.8%) and haemoptysis (16.6%). Eighty-eight (60.7%) patients had no underlying disease. Only five patients received a correct initial diagnosis; 60 patients were misdiagnosed with lung cancer, followed by pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and lung abscess...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633707/qualitative-analysis-of-biological-tuberculosis-samples-by-an-electronic-nose-based-artificial-neural-network
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E I Mohamed, M A Mohamed, M H Moustafa, S M Abdel-Mageed, A M Moro, A I Baess, S M El-Kholy
OBJECTIVE: To apply an e-nose system for monitoring headspace volatiles in biological samples from Egyptian patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and healthy controls (HCs) and compare them with standard sputum analysis. DESIGN: The study population comprised 260 (140 males, 120 females) newly diagnosed TB patients and 240 (120 males, 120 females) HCs matched by age and socio-economic level admitted to hospitals specialising in chest diseases in Alexandria, Behera, Giza and Damietta Governorates, Egypt...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633700/trends-in-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-after-the-implementation-of-the-dots-strategy-in-shenzhen-china-2000-2013
#5
L Zhu, Y-Z Yang, H-Y Guan, S-M Cheng, Y-Y Jin, W-G Tan, Q-F Wu, X-L Liu, M-G Zhao, Z-H Lu, Z-W Jia
SETTING: The DOTS strategy has been regarded as the most cost-effective way to stop the spread of tuberculosis (TB) since its launch by the World Health Organization. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the effects of DOTS by tracking long-term trends in multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study was conducted from 2000 to 2013 to analyse trends in resistance to anti-tuberculosis drugs and the effect of DOTS-based treatment in Shenzhen, China, using the χ2 test...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633698/feasibility-of-a-streamlined-tuberculosis-diagnosis-and-treatment-initiation-strategy
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P B Shete, T Nalugwa, K Farr, C Ojok, M Nantale, P Howlett, P Haguma, E Ochom, F Mugabe, M Joloba, L H Chaisson, D W Dowdy, D Moore, J L Davis, A Katamba, A Cattamanchi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of a streamlined strategy for improving tuberculosis (TB) diagnostic evaluation and treatment initiation among patients with presumed TB. DESIGN: Single-arm interventional pilot study at five primary care health centers of a streamlined, SIngle-saMPLE (SIMPLE) TB diagnostic evaluation strategy: 1) examination of two smear results from a single spot sputum specimen using light-emitting diode fluorescence microscopy, and 2) daily transportation of smear-negative sputum samples to Xpert® MTB/RIF testing sites...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631643/multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis-detection-and-characterization-of-mutations-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-by-genotype-mtbdrplus
#7
Rajneesh Tripathi, Shampa Anupurba
Detection of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by conventional phenotypic drug susceptibility testing methods requires several weeks. Therefore, molecular diagnostic tests for rapid detection of multidrug resistance tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are urgently needed. Early diagnosis helps in initiating optimal treatment which would not only enable cure of an individual patient but also will curb the transmission of drug resistance in the community. Line probe assay (LPA) has shown great promises in the diagnosis of MDR-TB...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630204/a-low-molecular-weight-alginate-oligosaccharide-disrupts-pseudomonal-microcolony-formation-and-enhances-antibiotic-effectiveness
#8
Manon F Pritchard, Lydia C Powell, Alison A Jack, Kate Powell, Konrad Beck, Hannah Florance, Julian Forton, Philip D Rye, Arne Dessen, Katja E Hill, David W Thomas
In chronic respiratory disease the formation of dense, 3-dimensional 'micro colonies' by Pseudomonas aeruginosa within the airway plays an important role in contributing to resistance to treatment. An in vitro biofilm model of pseudomonal microcolony formation using artificial sputum (AS) medium was established to study the effects of low molecular weight alginate oligomers (OligoG CF-5/20) on pseudomonal growth, microcolony formation and the efficacy of colistin. The studies employed clinical cystic fibrosis (CF) isolates (n=3) and reference non-mucoid and mucoid multi-drug resistant (MDR) CF isolates (n=7)...
June 19, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630072/pseudomonas-quinolone-signal-pqs-induces-oxidative-stress-and-inhibits-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-in-lung-epithelial-cells
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Maher Y Abdalla, Traci Hoke, Javier Seravalli, Barbara L Switzer, Melissa Bavitz, Jill D Fliege, Peter J Murphy, Bradley E Britigan
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) causes lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Pseudomonas Quinolone Signal (PQS) is a secreted PA virulence factor that contributes to the pathogenicity of PA. We were able to detect PQS in sputum samples from CF patients infected with PA, but not in samples from uninfected patients. We then tested the hypothesis that PQS induces oxidative stress in host cells by determining the ability of PQS to induce production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in lung epithelial cells (A549 and primary normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE)) and macrophages (J774A...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629752/rna-containing-exosomes-in-induced-sputum-of-asthmatic-patients
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Sara Sánchez-Vidaurre, Maria Eldh, Pia Larssen, Kameran Daham, Maria-Jose Martinez-Bravo, Sven-Erik Dahlén, Barbro Dahlén, Marianne van Hage, Susanne Gabrielsson
This is the first demonstration of RNA-containing exosomes in induced sputum from allergic asthmatic patients, both before and after an allergen provocation. Exosomes could serve as future candidate biomarkers in asthma.
June 16, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629721/a-16-year-retrospective-surveillance-report-on-the-pathogenic-features-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-from-fahju-in-guangzhou-representative-of-southern-china
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Jinhong Xie, Ling Yang, Brian M Peters, Lequn Chen, Dingqiang Chen, Bing Li, Lin Li, Guangchao Yu, Zhenbo Xu, Mark E Shirtliff
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major pathogen responsible for nosocomial infections. A 16-year retrospective report from 2000 to 2015 was conducted to assess the antimicrobial resistance of P. aeruginosa in Southern China. A total of 1387 P. aeruginosa were collected from inpatients and outpatients. Susceptibility testing results were interpreted according to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI, 2015). Piperacillin, piperacillin-tazobactam, ceftazidime, aminoglycosides and carbapenems remained to be active against P...
June 16, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628338/community-acquired-tsukamurella-pneumonia-in-a-young-immunocompetent-adult-a-case-misdiagnosed-as-pulmonary-tuberculosis-and-literature-review
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LiKun Yang, Yan Cao, Zijun Dan, Zhongyuan Wang, Xinjing Wang
This report describes a case of Tsukamurella pneumonia in a 24-year-old immunocompetent woman. The patient was diagnosed as having pulmonary tuberculosis and was treated for nearly 9 months. The correct diagnosis was suspected only when the results of mycobacteria nucleic acid amplification tests on cultural colonies were negative. Tsukamurella was identified from the patient's sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid by using 16S rRNA sequence analysis. Here, the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment strategies of Tsukamurella pneumonia are discussed, along with a literature review...
June 19, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627347/-clinical-effect-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation-therapy-including-respiratory-exercise-and-vibration-expectoration-on-patients-with-pulmonary-infection-after-abdominal-surgery
#13
Zhou Zhou, Xiaotong Han, Fengling Ning, Hui Wen, Maiying Fan, Xia Yuan, Jieying Luo, Yi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical effect of pulmonary rehabilitation therapy including respiratory exercise and vibration expectoration on patients with pulmonary infection after abdominal surgery. METHODS: A retrospective case control study was conducted. Seventy-six patients with pulmonary infection after abdominal surgery admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Normal University from September 2015 to September 2016 were enrolled. According to whether accept the pulmonary rehabilitation therapy or not, the patients were divided into two groups...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627302/taking-costs-and-diagnostic-test-accuracy-into-account-when-designing-prevalence-studies-an-application-to-childhood-tuberculosis-prevalence
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Zhuoyu Wang, Nandini Dendukuri, Madhukar Pai, Lawrence Joseph
BACKGROUND: When planning a study to estimate disease prevalence to a pre-specified precision, it is of interest to minimize total testing cost. This is particularly challenging in the absence of a perfect reference test for the disease because different combinations of imperfect tests need to be considered. We illustrate the problem and a solution by designing a study to estimate the prevalence of childhood tuberculosis in a hospital setting. METHODS: All possible combinations of 3 commonly used tuberculosis tests, including chest X-ray, tuberculin skin test, and a sputum-based test, either culture or Xpert, are considered...
June 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626990/exhaled-breath-profiles-in-the-monitoring-of-loss-of-control-and-clinical-recovery-in-asthma
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Paul Brinkman, Marianne A van de Pol, Marije G Gerritsen, Lieuwe D Bos, Tamara Dekker, Barbara S Smids, Anirban Sinha, Christof J Majoor, Marlous M Sneeboer, Hugo H Knobel, Teunis J Vink, Frans H de Jongh, René Lutter, Peter J Sterk, Niki Fens
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disease, associated with episodes of exacerbations. Therapy with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) targets airway inflammation, which aims to maintain and restore asthma control. Clinical features are only modestly associated with airways inflammation. Therefore, we hypothesized that exhaled volatile metabolites identify longitudinal changes between clinically stable episodes and loss of asthma control. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether exhaled volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as measured by gas-chromatography / mass-spectrometry (GC/MS) and electronic nose (eNose) technology discriminate between clinically stable and unstable episodes of asthma...
June 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626255/underlying-cause-of-death-recorded-during-2013-to-2015-at-a-tertiary-general-hospital-in-vientiane-capital-lao-pdr
#16
Bounfeng Phoummalaysith, Viengsakhone Louangpradith, Tavanh Manivon, Bounxou Keohavong, Eiko Yamamoto, Nobuyuki Hamajima
In Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), the cause of death is not registered in death reports. As a result, the government cannot produce official reports that show mortality according to cause of death. This study aimed to report the underlying cause of death in a tertiary general hospital (Mittaphab Hospital) in Vientiane capital. Mittaphab hospital is a governmental teaching hospital with 300 beds for inpatient services specialized in orthopedics, neurology, and hemodialysis. Since a children hospital exists beside Mittaphab Hospital, severe pediatric cases are referred to the child hospital...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626021/acute-segmental-poliomyelitis-like-flaccid-paralysis-in-an-adult-in-the-uk-associated-with-enterovirus-d68
#17
Sybil R L Stacpoole, Adam Molyneux, Dirk Bäumer
Enterovirus D68 has been associated with a poliomyelitis-like illness, notably during an outbreak in 2014, and particularly affecting children in the USA. We report a case of acute segmental flaccid paralysis with respiratory involvement in an adult in the UK, with enterovirus D68 detected in a sputum sample. MR imaging of cervical spinal cord showed a longitudinally extensive T2 hyperintensity in the anterior cord. Cerebrospinal fluid showed an elevated white cell count, predominantly lymphocytic, with otherwise normal constituents and negative viral PCRs...
June 16, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625793/comparison-of-sputum-collection-methods-for-tuberculosis-diagnosis-a-systematic-review-and-pairwise-and-network-meta-analysis
#18
Sumona Datta, Lena Shah, Robert H Gilman, Carlton A Evans
BACKGROUND: The performance of laboratory tests to diagnose pulmonary tuberculosis is dependent on the quality of the sputum sample tested. The relative merits of sputum collection methods to improve tuberculosis diagnosis are poorly characterised. We therefore aimed to investigate the effects of sputum collection methods on tuberculosis diagnosis. METHODS: We did a systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate whether non-invasive sputum collection methods in people aged at least 12 years improve the diagnostic performance of laboratory testing for pulmonary tuberculosis...
June 15, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625792/remembering-the-basics-interventions-to-improve-sputum-collection-for-tuberculosis-diagnosis
#19
Chad M Centner, Mark Patrick Nicol
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624608/obesity-s-impact-on-asthma-extends-to-diagnostic-criteria
#20
Njira Lugogo, Cynthia L Green, Noah Agada, Siyi Zhang, Susanne Meghdadpour, Run Zhou, Siyun Yang, Kevin J Anstrom, Elliot Israel, Richard Martin, Robert F Lemanske, Homer Boushey, Stephen C Lazarus, Stephen I Wasserman, Mario Castro, William Calhoun, Stephen P Peters, Emily DiMango, Vernon Chinchilli, Nikolina Icitovic, Susan Kunselman, Tonya S King, Monica Kraft
BACKGROUND: The use of inflammatory biomarkers to delineate the type of lung inflammation present in asthma is increasingly common. However, the impact of obesity on these markers is unknown. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to determine the impact of obesity on conventional markers of inflammation in asthma. METHODS: We performed secondary analysis of data from 652 patients previously enrolled in two ACRN trials. We performed linear correlations between biomarkers and logistic regression analysis to determine the predictive value of IgE, blood eosinophils and FeNO in relationship to sputum eosinophils (>2%), as well as to determine if cut points existed that would maximize the sensitivity and specificity for predicting sputum eosinophilia in the three weight groups...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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