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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548623/pneumocystis-carinii-infection-with-severe-pneumomediastinum-and-lymph-node-involvement-in-a-whippet-mixed-breed-dog
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Christiane Weissenbacher-Lang, Andrea Fuchs-Baumgartinger, Andrea Klang, Sibylle Kneissl, Armin Pirker, Sarina Shibly, Stephanie von Ritgen, Herbert Weissenböck, Frank Künzel
A 3.5-y-old Whippet mixed-breed dog was presented with a history of respiratory distress, exercise intolerance, and generalized demodicosis. Hematologic alterations included marked leukocytosis and neutrophilia. Radiographic examination showed a diffuse interstitial and mild peripheral alveolar lung pattern and pneumomediastinum. Because the cytologic examination of the bronchoalveolar aspirate was not diagnostic and a persistent perforation of the upper respiratory tract could not be ruled out, the dog was submitted to thoracoscopy, and subsequently the left cranial lung lobe as well as mediastinal and sternal lymph nodes were resected...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545548/circulating-microparticle-levels-are-reduced-in-patients-with-ards
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Ciara M Shaver, Justin Woods, Jennifer K Clune, Brandon S Grove, Nancy E Wickersham, J Brennan McNeil, Gregory Shemancik, Lorraine B Ware, Julie A Bastarache
BACKGROUND: It is unclear how to identify which patients at risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) will develop this condition during critical illness. Elevated microparticle (MP) concentrations in the airspace during ARDS are associated with activation of coagulation and in vitro studies have demonstrated that MPs contribute to acute lung injury, but the significance of MPs in the circulation during ARDS has not been well studied. The goal of the present study was to test the hypothesis that elevated levels of circulating MPs could prospectively identify critically ill patients who will develop ARDS and that elevated circulating MPs are associated with poor clinical outcomes...
May 25, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542233/is-survival-improved-by-the-use-of-niv-and-peg-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-a-post-mortem-study-of-80-als-patients
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Christian Burkhardt, Christoph Neuwirth, Andreas Sommacal, Peter M Andersen, Markus Weber
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) are guideline-recommended interventions for symptom management in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Their effect on survival is controversial and the impact on causes of death is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of NIV and PEG on survival and causes of death in ALS patients. METHODS: Eighty deceased ALS patients underwent a complete post mortem analysis for causes of death between 2003 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541502/serum-ll-37-level-is-associated-with-severity-of-bronchiolitis-and-viral-etiology
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Jonathan M Mansbach, Kohei Hasegawa, Nadim J Ajami, Joseph F Petrosino, Pedro A Piedra, Courtney N Tierney, Janice A Espinola, Carlos A Camargo
Background: LL-37 is a host defense peptide with antimicrobial and immunomodulatory properties. We examined the relation of serum LL-37 levels to the severity of bronchiolitis and viral etiology. Methods: We performed a 17-center prospective cohort study of infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis over 3 winters (2011-2014). Site teams collected clinical data, nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) and serum. We used real-time PCR to test NPAs for 16 viruses. We tested serum for LL-37...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528140/maternal-and-neonatal-outcomes-of-respiratory-failure-during-pregnancy
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Chen-Yiu Hung, Han-Chung Hu, Li-Chung Chiu, Chih-Hao Chang, Li-Fu Li, Chung-Chi Huang, Chuan-Chi Kao, Po-Jen Cheng, Kuo-Chin Kao
BACKGROUND: Obstetric patients comprise a limited portion of intensive care unit patients, but they often present with unfamiliar conditions and exhibit the potential for catastrophic deterioration. This study evaluated the maternal and neonatal outcomes of respiratory failure during pregnancy. METHODS: Information on 71 patients at >25 weeks gestation in the ICU with respiratory failure was recorded between 2009 and 2013. The characteristics and outcomes of mothers and fetuses were determined through a retrospective chart review and evaluated using Student's t test, chi-square test, and Fisher's exact test...
May 17, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520902/early-acquisition-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-colonization-and-potential-association-with-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-preterm-newborn-infants
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Pilar Rojas, Vicente Friaza, Elisa Garcia, Carmen de la Horra, Sergio L Vargas, Enrique J Calderón, Antonio Pavón
Background: Pneumocystis pneumonia is a well-recognized lung disease of premature and malnourished babies. Even though, serologic studies have shown that children are exposed to Pneumocystis jirovecii early in life the epidemiology of human P. jirovecii infection and the host-microorganism relationship in infancy remain poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of P. jirovecii colonization in preterm infants and its possible association with medical complications...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513521/otorhinolaryngological-emergencies-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-port-harcourt
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U M Ibekwe
BACKGROUND: Emergencies are not uncommon in a typical otorhinolaryngological (ORL) clinic. The knowledge of the profile and prevalence of these emergencies will go a long way in helping to equip as well as aid proper and prompt management of these conditions so as to reduce their morbidity and mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A descriptive retrospective 8 years review of all patients that presented to the ENT Surgery Department from January 2004 to December 2012...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511175/flexible-19-gauge-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-needle-first-experience
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Chung Tyan, Priya Patel, Kasia Czarnecka, Daniela Gompelmann, Ralf Eberhardt, Marc Fortin, Paul MacEachern, Christopher A Hergott, Elaine Dumoulin, Alain Tremblay, Samuel V Kemp, Pallav L Shah, Felix J F Herth, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a well-established first-line invasive modality for mediastinal lymph node staging in lung cancer patients and in the diagnostic workup of patients with mediastinal adenopathy. With the current 21- and 22-gauge (G) EBUS-TBNA needles, the procedure can be limited by the degree of flexibility in the needle and the size of the lumen in tissue acquisition. OBJECTIVE: We report our initial experience with a first-generation flexible 19-G EBUS-TBNA (Flex 19G; Olympus Respiratory America, Redmond, WA, USA) needle with regards to efficacy and safety...
May 17, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501135/impact-of-hernia-volume-on-pulmonary-complications-following-complex-hernia-repair
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Elwin H H Mommers, Johannes A Wegdam, Sander van der Wolk, Simon W Nienhuijs, Tammo S de Vries Reilingh
BACKGROUND: Despite a multitude of evidence-based prediction models and risk factors for postoperative complications after ventral hernia repair, estimating a patient's risk of postoperative complications after ventral hernia repair remains challenging. In an attempt to improve the preoperative assessment of complex hernia patients, some studies have examined pulmonary changes after hernia repair hypothesizing that large hernias lead to pulmonary changes and increased pulmonary complication rates...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500687/epidemiological-analysis-and-follow-up-of-human-rhinovirus-infection-in-children-with-asthma-exacerbation
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Shou-Yan Zheng, Li-Li Wang, Luo Ren, Jian Luo, Wei Liao, En-Mei Liu
To determine the prevalence of human rhinovirus (HRV) infection in children with acute asthma exacerbations, investigation of HRV viral load and severity of asthma exacerbations is also required. Nasopharyngeal aspirates and swabs were collected and assessed for respiratory viruses. HRV-positive samples were sequenced to identify types and determine viral load. Outpatients with asthma exacerbations underwent follow-up evaluations, their swabs were collected and clinical outcomes were recorded at their next clinic visit 4 weeks later...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496317/is-periodontitis-a-comorbidity-of-copd-or-can-associations-be-explained-by-shared-risk-factors-behaviors
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Stephanie Hobbins, Iain Lc Chapple, Elizabeth Sapey, Robert A Stockley
COPD is recognized as having a series of comorbidities potentially related to common inflammatory processes. Periodontitis is one of the most common human inflammatory diseases and has previously been associated with COPD in numerous observational studies. As periodontitis and COPD are both chronic, progressive conditions characterized by neutrophilic inflammation with subsequent proteolytic destruction of connective tissue, it has been proposed that they share common pathophysiological processes. The mechanisms proposed to link COPD and periodontitis include mechanical aspiration of oral contents into the respiratory tree, overspill of locally produced inflammatory mediators into the systemic circulation or oral or lung-derived bacteremia activating an acute-phase response and also reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cytokine release by systemic neutrophils at distant sites...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495265/continuous-positive-airway-pressure-for-children-with-undifferentiated-respiratory-distress-in-ghana-an-open-label-cluster-crossover-trial
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Patrick T Wilson, Frank Baiden, Joshua C Brooks, Marilyn C Morris, Katie Giessler, Damien Punguyire, Gavin Apio, Akua Agyeman-Ampromfi, Sara Lopez-Pintado, Justice Sylverken, Kwadwo Nyarko-Jectey, Harry Tagbor, Rachel T Moresky
BACKGROUND: In low-income and middle-income countries, invasive mechanical ventilation is often not available for children at risk of death from respiratory failure. We aimed to determine if continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a form of non-invasive ventilation, decreases all-cause mortality in children with undifferentiated respiratory distress in Ghana. METHODS: This open-label, cluster, crossover trial was done in two Ghanaian non-tertiary hospitals where invasive mechanical ventilation is not routinely available...
June 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485345/assessment-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-an-indigenous-self-expandable-fully-covered-esophageal-metal-stent-for-palliation-of-esophageal-cancer
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R K Padhan, S K Nongthombam, A Venuthurimilli, R Dhingra, P Sahni, P K Garg
BACKGROUND: Patients with unresectable esophageal cancer require palliation for dysphagia. Placement of a self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) is the procedure of choice for palliation of dysphagia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of an indigenous fully-covered SEMS in patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS: Eligible patients with unresectable esophageal cancer requiring palliation for dysphagia were included in the study. An indigenous fully covered SEMS of appropriate length was placed under endoscopic and fluoroscopic guidance...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481120/molecular-epidemiology-of-wu-polyomavirus-in-hospitalized-children-with-acute-respiratory-tract-infection-in-china
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Teng Zhu, Qing-Bin Lu, Shu-Yan Zhang, Ying Wo, Lu Zhuang, Pan-He Zhang, Xiao-Ai Zhang, Wei Wei, Wei Liu
AIM: To explore the molecular epidemiology and clinical characteristics of Washington University polyomavirus (WUPyV) infection in pediatric patients with acute respiratory tract infections in China. MATERIALS & METHODS: A laboratory surveillance was performed to recruit pediatric patients with acute respiratory tract infections. WUPyV was detected using real-time PCR and complete genome was sequenced for randomly selected positive nasopharyngeal aspirate. RESULTS: Altogether 122 (7...
May 8, 2017: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474650/nasal-airflow-monitoring-during-swallowing-evidences-for-respiratory-swallowing-incoordination-in-individuals-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Calida Frieda Pinto, Radish Kumar Balasubramanium, Vishak Acharya
BACKGROUND: Respiratory swallowing coordination is regarded as one of the several mechanisms by which the airway is protected from aspiration during swallowing. A lack of reciprocity between respiration and swallowing has been indicated as one of the mechanisms that can lead to aspiration and pneumonia. Since chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a pulmonary condition, we have hypothesized that there would be deficits observed in respiratory-swallow coordination in individuals with COPD...
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474647/outpatient-drainage-for-patients-with-spontaneous-pneumothorax-over-50-years-of-age
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Atsushi Sano, Takuma Yotsumoto, Takehiro Tsuchiya
INTRODUCTION: The British Thoracic Society has reported a lower success rate for aspiration of spontaneous pneumothorax in patients over 50 years of age. Outpatient drainage therapy is used to manage spontaneous pneumothorax at some institutions. We examined the effect of age on outpatient drainage therapy outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the records of 68 patients who underwent outpatient drainage therapy with a thoracic vent between December 2012 and April 2015, which included 11 patients over 50 years of age...
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474631/nasopharyngeal-aspirate-blood-cytokine-profile-in-infants-hospitalized-for-respiratory-syncytial-virus-bronchiolitis-a-pilot-study-from-south-india
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Suresh Natarajan, Ganesh Ramasamy, N Pavan Kumar, S Subash Babu, Lalitha Janakiraman
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Following a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis, only some infants develop serious illness, and a proportion of them develop recurrent wheeze subsequently. Studies have revealed that cytokine expression following RSV infection may influence the severity and also the risk for subsequent reactive airway disease. This present study was conducted to determine the blood, and nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) cytokine profile among infants admitted for RSV bronchiolitis...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474131/dysphagia-in-friedreich-ataxia
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Megan J Keage, Martin B Delatycki, Isabelle Gupta, Louise A Corben, Adam P Vogel
The objective of the study was to comprehensively characterise dysphagia in Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) and identify predictors of penetration/aspiration during swallowing. We also investigated the psychosocial impact of dysphagia on individuals with FRDA. Sixty participants with FRDA were screened for dysphagia using a swallowing quality of life questionnaire (Swal-QOL) and case history. Individuals reporting dysphagia underwent a standardised oromotor assessment (Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment, 2, FDA-2) and videofluoroscopic study of swallowing (VFSS)...
May 4, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471975/thymic-stromal-lymphopoietin-il-33-and-periostin-in-hospitalized-infants-with-viral-bronchiolitis
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María Luz García-García, Cristina Calvo, Ana Moreira, José Antonio Cañas, Francisco Pozo, Beatriz Sastre, Sergio Quevedo, Inmaculada Casas, Victoria Del Pozo
Much attention has recently been focused on thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), IL-33, and periostin in allergic disease, but less is known about their role in viral bronchiolitis.The aim of the study was to investigate whether infants exhibit enhanced nasal airway secretion of TSLP, IL-33, and periostin during natural respiratory viral bronchiolitis compared to healthy controls.In total, 213 infants < 2 years of age, hospitalized with bronchiolitis from October/2013 to April/2016 were enrolled alongside 45 healthy infants...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471844/image-characteristics-and-classification-of-salivagram-in-the-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-aspiration-in-children
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Ha Wu, Ruifang Zhao
PURPOSE: A salivagram is a common method capable of detecting pulmonary aspiration. This investigation focused on describing the characteristics of salivagram and classifying the image to increase the clinical value of this imaging method. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was carried out of 428 patients (aged 1-36 months, mean age 4.5 months) diagnosed with respiratory tract infection and suspect pulmonary aspiration subjected to a salivagram, and the resulting images were classified on the basis of their features...
May 3, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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