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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516071/levamisole-as-an-adjuvant-to-short-course-therapy-in-newly-diagnosed-pulmonary-tuberculosis-patients
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Chetna Ashok Shamkuwar, Sushant Hiraman Meshram, Sunil M Mahakalkar
BACKGROUND: The estimated incidence and prevalence of tuberculosis in India are 2.1 and 2.6 million cases respectively. Immunotherapy may shorten tuberculosis treatments and improve the immunity of individuals as well. Hence we study the efficacy of levamisole (LVM) (immunomodulator) as an adjuvant to chemotherapy of pulmonary tuberculosis patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted for 21 months in newly diagnosed sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449494/clinical-outcomes-for-multi-and-extensively-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-patients-with-adjunctive-resectional-lung-surgery-in-beijing-china
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Yan Ma, Yu Pang, Jian Du, Yuhong Liu, Liang Li, Weiwei Gao
The objective of this study was to assess the performance of adjective resectional lung surgery for multidrug resistant (MDR-) and extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) patients in Beijing, China. Between October 1992 and October 2012, 21 MDR/XDR patients undergoing pulmonary resection at Beijing Chest Hospital were enrolled in this study. The clinical outcomes of MDR- and XDR-TB patients were analyzed with a 3-year surgical follow-up. Out of 21 patients enrolled in this study, 20 patients (95.2%) had unilateral cavitary disease, and 1 patient (4...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429679/mycobacterium-avium-complex-disease
#3
Charles L Daley
Despite the ubiqitous nature of Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) organisms in the environment, relatively few of those who are infected develop disease. Thus, some degree of susceptibility due to either underlying lung disease or immunosuppression is required. The frequency of pulmonary MAC disease is increasing in many areas, and the exact reasons are unknown. Isolation of MAC from a respiratory specimen does not necessarily mean that treatment is required, as the decision to treatment requires the synthesis of clinical, radiographic, and microbiologic information as well as a weighing of the risks and benefits for the individual patient...
April 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421895/metastatic-pulmonary-angiosarcoma-presenting-with-bilateral-secondary-spontaneous-pneumothoraces
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Daniel Jimenez, James Antaki, Nader Kamangar
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) is uncommon and can present as a primary disease process or as a result of underlying lung pathology. Several parenchymal lung diseases, such as malignancy, are known to cause SP. One such malignancy, angiosarcoma, has a high propensity to metastasize to the lung and present as cavitary and cystic lesions. CASE: We present a case of a 76-year-old male diagnosed with angiosarcoma of the scalp that was found to have extensive cystic pulmonary metastatic lesions...
May 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369361/long-term-outcome-of-pulmonary-resection-for-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-pulmonary-disease
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Takanori Asakura, Nobutaka Hayakawa, Naoki Hasegawa, Ho Namkoong, Ken Takeuchi, Shoji Suzuki, Makoto Ishii, Tomoko Bestuyaku, Yoshiaki Abe, Motofumi Ouchi
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary resection along with multiple antimicrobial therapy has produced favorable outcomes at a few centers. However, little is known regarding the risk factors for long-term survival and microbiological recurrence after pulmonary resection for nontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease (NTMPD). We evaluated the long-term outcomes of pulmonary resection, including microbiological recurrence and survival. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 125 patients (median age, 60 years) with NTMPD treated by pulmonary resection at two referral centers between January 1994 and August 2015...
March 25, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360470/pulmonary-mucormycosis-diagnosed-by-convex-probe-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-of-cavity-wall
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Vidya Nair, Rahul Kumar Sharma, Arjun Khanna, Deepak Talwar
Pulmonary mucormycosis is an opportunistic fungal infection in immunocompromised individuals. It is difficult to diagnose as it requires tissue biopsy, and generally these patients are unfit to undergo invasive lung biopsies. We describe a novel technique in a case with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus with nonresolving pulmonary cavitary disease where convex probe endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided aspiration of lung cavity wall showed classical histopathological picture establishing the diagnosis of mucorale infection...
March 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348945/infective-endocarditis-in-a-patient-with-celiac-disease-after-central-venous-catheter-insertion
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Murtaza Sundhu, Suryanarayan Mohapatra, Salome Arobelidze, Parveen Gundelly, Anil Kumar Changarath Vijayan
There is an increasing incidence of infective endocarditis secondary to central venous catheters, which is termed as 'healthcare-associated infective endocarditis'. There is an increased risk of getting infective endocarditis in conditions with malnutrition and also if the tip of the central venous catheter is deep in the right atrium close to the tricuspid valve. We present a case of 31-year-old female who had all these risk factors. She was admitted to the hospital for the work up of the weight loss and was diagnosed with celiac disease...
February 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333932/impairment-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-in-blood-cells-of-patients-with-severe-cavitary-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Lin Fan, Hongbo Shen, Huichang Huang, Rui Yang, Lan Yao
Tuberculosis (TB) remains as a leading infectious disease worldwide. Our previous study showed interferon (IFN)-γ and CD3 T cell impairment in patients with severe cavitary pulmonary TB (PTB). However, the cause of the change in immune responses during the progression of TB is still poorly understood. In this study, eight newly diagnosed patients with severe cavitary and mild lesion non-cavity PTB were recruited, and three healthy volunteers were recruited as the control. RNA extracted from blood was tested by whole genome oligo microarrays...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203428/multiple-cavitating-pulmonary-nodules-rare-manifestation-of-benign-metastatic-leiomyoma
#9
Sa Ra Lee, Youn-I Choi, Seok Jeong Lee, Sung Shine Shim, Jin Hwa Lee, Yoo Kyung Kim, Soon Hee Sung
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease of pathologically benign, but the tumor metastasizes to other organs. The most common organ involved in BML is lung. Pulmonary involvement usually manifested as multiple nodules on chest X-ray, however we experienced an interesting case of a 52-year-old premenopausal woman who presented with multiple bilateral lung cavitations and nodules on a chest X-ray without any respiratory symptoms. Chest computed-tomography identified multiple cavitary lesions of 5-12 mm in diameter and well-defined nodules of 5-10 mm in diameter in both lung fields...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184994/prevalence-and-impact-of-diabetes-mellitus-among-patients-with-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-south-korea
#10
Eun Hye Lee, Jung Mo Lee, Young Ae Kang, Ah Young Leem, Eun Young Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Moo Suk Park, Young Sam Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Song Yee Kim
OBJECTIVE: South Korea has an increasing prevalence of diabetes and a relatively high burden of tuberculosis. We aimed to determine the prevalence of diabetes in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and examine the effect of diabetes on tuberculosis treatment outcomes. SETTING AND DESIGN: Data from patients ≥30 years diagnosed with and treated for PTB between January 2010 and December 2012 at Severance Hospital, a 2000-bed tertiary referral hospital in Seoul, South Korea, were analyzed and compared with data from a contemporaneous general population sample extracted from KNHANES V...
February 9, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122644/mtb-specific-lymphocyte-responses-are-impaired-in-tuberculosis-patients-with-pulmonary-cavities
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Jun Wang, Yaping Dai, Jun Liu, Yongmei Yin, Hao Pei
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), is a global health problem. Because the failing immune response in the lung can lead to formation of a pulmonary cavity, this study was designed to clarify MTB-specific lymphocyte responses in TB patients with pulmonary cavities. METHODS: We utilized culture filtrate protein 10 (CFP-10) and early secretory antigenic target 6 (ESAT-6) as immunogenic MTB antigens following overnight stimulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
January 26, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043593/new-approaches-in-drug-treatment-for-tuberculosis-inhalation-using-liposomes-only-a-future-vision-or-soon-in-clinical-practice
#12
Lars-Olof Larsson
A major change of therapy in respiratory medicine has been the transition from oral or parenteral to inhalation therapy, for example, in asthma. Inhalation of anti-infectious drugs has however not a key-role in the treatment of pulmonary infections such as tuberculosis (TB). The inhalation therapy provides several benefits; the target is reached directly with evasion of first-pass metabolism, thereby resulting in reduced systemic side effects. Furthermore, the drug is delivered to an extensive surface area that is rich in lymphoid tissue...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909682/case-report-of-invasive-disseminated-candidiasis-with-peripheral-nodular-cavitary-lesions-in-the-lung
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Hafiza Arshad, Silvia Garcia, Misbahuddin Khaja
We report a case of invasive candidiasis presenting as multiple lung nodules and cavitary lesions with minimal pleural effusion. Candida infections of the lung are rare but can occur after hematologic dissemination of the yeast from other body sites, such as the skin and the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. Here, we describe the case of a 56-year-old female with a history of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who presented with fever, productive cough, and pulmonary nodules and cavitary lesions seen on a chest computed tomography (CT)...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882294/cough-and-fever-in-an-immigrant-adolescent-with-abnormal-chest-x-ray
#14
Nicole Giles, Rajeev Bhatia
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide with 80,000 pediatric deaths annually. Disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is usually asymptomatic in pediatric patients and resolves after completion of standard therapy with isoniazid (INH). Rare reports document children greater than 10 years of age in endemic regions developing adult type cavitary disease, an infectious pulmonary tuberculosis lesion. This is a notable case of post-infectious pulmonary TB disease with adult type cavitation in an immigrant adolescent, which developed even after completing standard therapy with INH...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882275/a-case-of-an-enigmatic-pulmonary-infiltrate
#15
Uroosa Ibrahim, Amina Saqib, Michel Chalhoub, Jean Paul Atallah
The differential diagnosis of a pulmonary mass in an immunosuppressed host with a history of cancer is broad and includes malignant, infectious and inflammatory etiologies. Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) is a rare cause of opportunistic infection in susceptible individuals that can present as either localized or disseminated disease. On radiologic studies, the pulmonary disease can manifest as heterogeneous linear or nodular densities, a mass-like lesion, or thin-walled cavitary lesions. We present the case of pulmonary MAC in a patient with a history of lung cancer requiring lobectomy, and splenic lymphoma being treated with chemotherapy, presenting with extreme fatigue and a fludeoxyglucose (FDG)-avid mass on positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT)...
October 13, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872397/pulmonary-mycobacterium-marinum-infection-fish-tank-granuloma-of-the-lung
#16
Prasad Palani Velu, Susan E Fernandes, Ian F Laurenson, Donald D Noble
A 65-year-old man presented with a six-month history of lethargy, weight loss and dry cough. He had a background of mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chest radiograph showed new right upper lobe cavitary opacification. Sputum cultures were acid-fast bacilli smear positive and yielded Mycobacterium marinum - a non-tuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) often found in aquatic environments and rarely associated with respiratory disease. The suspected source was silent aspiration of contaminated water, likely due to his initiating the siphon of his fish-tank by mouth...
November 2016: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867565/changes-in-cholesterol-level-correlate-with-the-course-of-pulmonary-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-disease
#17
Ji Young Hong, Go Eun Yang, Yousang Ko, Yong Bum Park, Yun Su Sim, Sung Hoon Park, Chang Youl Lee, Ki-Suck Jung, Myung Goo Lee
BACKGROUND: Nutritional assessment is important in patients with pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterial (PNTM) disease. The therapeutic effect of a cholesterol-rich diet in tuberculosis (TB) patients has been demonstrated, but the role of cholesterol in PNTM disease is unclear. This study evaluated the sequential changes in nutritional markers, including cholesterol, total lymphocyte count and visceral fat volume, according to the PNTM disease course. METHODS: This was an age-, sex- and number of comorbid diseases-matched case-control analysis of 89 patients with PNTM disease and 356 controls, who were participants in a Korean national survey...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846812/predictors-of-hospitalization-of-tuberculosis-patients-in-montreal-canada-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Lisa A Ronald, J Mark FitzGerald, Andrea Benedetti, Jean-François Boivin, Kevin Schwartzman, Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant, Dick Menzies
BACKGROUND: Hospitalization is the most costly health system component of tuberculosis (TB) control programs. Our objectives were to identify how frequently patients are hospitalized, and the factors associated with hospitalizations and length-of-stay (LOS) of TB patients in a large Canadian city. METHODS: We extracted data from the Montreal TB Resource database, a retrospective cohort of all active TB cases reported to the Montreal Public Health Department between January 1996 and May 2007...
November 15, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843856/induced-sputum-versus-bronchial-washings-in-the-diagnosis-of-sputum-negative-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#19
Gopathi Nageswar Rao, Mandava Venu, Namballa Usha Rani, Makala Sravani
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most important public health problems worldwide. Detecting patients with active pulmonary TB (PT) is an important component of TB control programs. However, at times in patients even with a compatible clinical picture, sputum smears do not reveal acid-fast bacilli (AFB) and smear-negative PT remains a common problem. This study compares the results of induced sputum (IS) and bronchial washings (BWs) in detecting sputum negative PT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study conducted from June 2014 to June 2015, comprising 120 patients fulfilling study criteria...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816904/aspergillus-serology-have-we-arrived-yet
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REVIEW
Malcolm D Richardson, Iain D Page
Aspergillosis presents in various clinical forms, among them chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, which is a spectrum of disease entities including aspergilloma, chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis, and chronic fibrosing pulmonary aspergillosis. Aspergillus also contributes to fungal allergy and sensitization. Analysis of the immune response to Aspergillus and its antigens is an integral part of the diagnosis of these diseases. Over the past half century, the techniques used to determine antibody titers have evolved from testing for precipitating and agglutinating antibodies by agar gel double diffusion and immunolectrophoresis to enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays using recombinant proteins as capture antigens...
January 1, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
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