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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917068/group-a-streptococcal-bacteraemia-experience-at-king-fahad-medical-city-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Fawzyh J Al-Khadidi, Mohammed A AlSheheri, Tariq S AlFawaz, Mushira A Enani, Abdulaziz A AlAqeel, Dayel A AlShahrani
To identify clinical presentation, predisposing factors, and the outcome in patients with Group A Streptococcal bacteremia. Methods: This is a retrospective study of 33 pediatric and adult patients with Streptococcus pyogenes bacteremia, admitted at King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2007 to 2015. Results: Thirty-three patient records, documenting bacteremia with group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus, were reviewed. Approximately 51.5% were pediatric and 48.5% were adult patients, with a male to female ratio of 2:1...
October 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913161/a-young-immunocompetent-patient-with-spontaneous-aspergillus-empyema-who-developed-severe-eosinophilia
#2
Fumiaki Kudo, Hiromitsu Ohta, Yoshiaki Nagai, Kentaro Minegishi, Shinichiro Koyama
Aspergillus empyema is usually reported as a complication of surgical procedures, and spontaneous cases are quite rare. Here, we describe the case of a 16-year-old man who suddenly developed dyspnea despite previously being healthy. Chest computed tomography showed multiple mass-containing cavity lesions, pneumothorax, and pleural effusion in the left thorax. Within 2 weeks, Aspergillus fumigatus grew from his pleural effusion, thus he was diagnosed with Aspergillus empyema. He also developed severe eosinophilia after admission, and was treated with anti-fungal drugs...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910817/the-lung-in-dysregulated-states-of-humoral-immunity
#3
Yurdagül Uzunhan, Florence Jeny, Marianne Kambouchner, Morgane Didier, Diane Bouvry, Hilario Nunes, Jean-François Bernaudin, Dominique Valeyre
In common variable immunodeficiency, lung manifestations are related to different mechanisms: recurrent pneumonias due to encapsulated bacteria responsible for diffuse bronchiectasis, diffuse infiltrative pneumonia with various patterns, and lymphomas, mostly B cell extranodal non-Hodgkin type. The diagnosis relies on significant serum Ig deficiency and the exclusion of any primary or secondary cause. Histopathology may be needed. Immunoglobulin (IgG) replacement is crucial to prevent infections and bronchiectasis...
September 15, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904677/-pulmonary-nocardiosis-in-immunocompetent-patients-about-2-cases
#4
Yasmina Rhofir, Rachida Zahraoui, Nabil Tiress, Hicham Naji-Amrani, Mouna Soualhi, Jamal Eddine Bourkadi
Nocardiosis is a rare but severe infection caused by bacteria of the genus nocardia, which belong to the order actinomycetales. If they can affect immunocompetent adult, nocardioses are pathologies affecting the individuals with weakened immune system. Pulmonary involvement is the most common manifestation, its correct management is based on diagnosis, which is often delayed due to non-specific symptoms and inconclusive specimens. We here report two cases of nocardiosis in immunocompetent patients. The first case concerns a 24-year old man with a history of smoking and alcoholism, hospitalized for chest pain and hemoptysis of low abundance evolving for two months, associated with the occurrence of dorsal subcutaneous fistulized abscess...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900525/a-case-of-legionella-pneumophila-evaluated-with-ct-and-ultrasound
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Alessio D'Angelo, Chiara De Simone, Marco Pagnottella, Stefano Rossi, Raffaele Pepe, Giacomo Ruggieri, Giulio Cocco, Cosima Schiavone
A 36-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of "SS Annunziata" hospital in Chieti complaining of a sharp chest pain arisen some hours before admission. On examination, the patient looked sweaty; his vital signs showed tachycardia and augmented breath rate; sinus tachycardia and normal ventricular repolarization were observed on ECG, and no abnormalities were observed in the echoscan of the hearth. According to the clinical and electrocardiographic findings, and to previous episode of DVT in anamnesis, a thorax CT scan was performed in order to rule out pulmonary embolism...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892190/parasitemia-due-to-sarcocystis-neurona-like-infection-in-a-clinically-ill-domestic-cat
#6
Nina C Zitzer, Antoinette E Marsh, Mary Jo Burkhard, M Judith Radin, Maxey L Wellman, Maria Jugan, Valerie Parker
An 8-year-old, 6-kg, male neutered Domestic Shorthair cat was presented to The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center (OSU-VMC) for difficulty breathing. Physical examination and thoracic radiographs indicated pneumonia, a soft-tissue mass in the left caudal lung lobe, and diffuse pleural effusion. The effusion was classified as modified transudate. Rare extracellular elongated (~5-7 μm × 1-2 μm) zoites with a central round to oval-shaped purple to deep purple vesicular nucleus with coarsely stippled chromatin and light blue cytoplasm were seen on a peripheral blood smear...
September 11, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890747/sclerotherapy-for-the-management-of-seromas-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
#7
Aditya Sood, Vasanth S Kotamarti, Paul J Therattil, Edward S Lee
Objective: Despite improved recognition of risk factors, plastic surgeons commonly encounter seromas postoperatively and must decide upon management. Current recommendations for minimally invasive, chemical management originate from the literature on management of pneumothorax and pleural effusions. A handful of published reports have suggested the efficacy of sclerotherapy in seroma management. The aim of this study was to assess the literature on the use of sclerosants to treat subcutaneous fluid collections...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890718/transmembrane-tumor-necrosis-factor-controls-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cell-activity-via-tnf-receptor-2-and-protects-from-excessive-inflammation-during-bcg-induced-pleurisy
#8
Leslie Chavez-Galan, Dominique Vesin, Husnu Uysal, Guillaume Blaser, Mahdia Benkhoucha, Bernhard Ryffel, Valérie F J Quesniaux, Irene Garcia
Pleural tuberculosis (TB) is a form of extra-pulmonary TB observed in patients infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Accumulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) has been observed in animal models of TB and in human patients but their role remains to be fully elucidated. In this study, we analyzed the role of transmembrane TNF (tmTNF) in the accumulation and function of MDSC in the pleural cavity during an acute mycobacterial infection. Mycobacterium bovis BCG-induced pleurisy was resolved in mice expressing tmTNF, but lethal in the absence of tumor necrosis factor...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883209/is-anatomic-lung-resection-necessary-in-surgical-treatment-of-giant-lung-hydatid-cysts-in-childhood
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Omer Onal, Omer Faruk Demir
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of parenchymal saving methods for giant lung hydatid cysts and to discuss the necessity of anatomic lung resection in childhood. METHODS: The patients under the age of 16 years who were operated between January 2000 and January 2017 due to pulmonary hydatid cyst were evaluated retrospectively (n = 200). In all, 32 patients who had giant hydatid cyst were included in this study. Parenchymal saving methods (cystotomy-capitonnage) were preferred and decortication was also performed for pleural thickening if needed...
September 5, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882769/adjuvant-hepatic-artery-infusion-chemotherapy-after-hemihepatectomy-for-gastric-cancer-liver-metastases
#10
Yasuyuki Fukami, Yuji Kaneoka, Atsuyuki Maeda, Yuichi Takayama, Takamasa Takahashi, Masahito Uji, Takashi Kumada
BACKGROUND: The most frequent pattern of recurrence is remnant liver after hepatectomy for gastric cancer liver metastases (GLM). The evidence of adjuvant hepatic artery infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) after hepatectomy for GLM is lacking. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of adjuvant HAIC after hemihepatectomy for GLM. METHODS: Between 2001 and 2012, 14 patients who underwent hemihepatectomy for GLM were included in this study. Adjuvant HAIC to the remnant hemiliver was the FEM regimen (333 mg/m(2) 5-fluorouracil each week, 30 mg/m(2) epirubicin once every 4 weeks, and 2...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881517/-thoracoscopy-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-pleural-diseases-in-children
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M Chen, L L Zhong, H Huang, L Lin, H Y Deng, X F Ding, X Hu
Objective: To investigate the value of thoracoscopy in diagnosis and treatment of pleural diseases in children. Method: Clinical manifestations and treatment outcomes of 19 patients who had refractory pleural diseases treated with thoracosocy during May 2011 to August 2016 in Hunan Provincial People's Hospital were retrospectively analyzed. In 19 cases, 15 were male and 4 were female, with an average age of (4.8±2.0) years. Thirteen patients had left pleural lesion, while 5 patients had right lesion, and 1 had bilateral lesions...
September 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875608/clinical-characteristics-of-macrolide-resistant-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-from-children-in-jeju
#12
Yoon Joo Kim, Kyung Sue Shin, Keun Hwa Lee, Young Ree Kim, Jae Hong Choi
Mycoplasma pneumoniae is the major pathogen of community-acquired pneumonia in children. The prevalence of macrolide-resistant M. pneumoniae (MRMP) is important owing to the limited alternative therapies for children. We analyzed 111 M. pneumoniae obtained from 107 children admitted for lower respiratory tract infection at Jeju National University Hospital between 2010 and 2015. Macrolide resistance of M. pneumoniae was searched for using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing. Of 107 clinical M. pneumoniae, 11 (10...
October 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875130/ipsilateral-femur-and-tibia-fractures-in-pediatric-patients-a-systematic-review
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Jason B Anari, Alexander L Neuwirth, B David Horn, Keith D Baldwin
AIM: To better understand how pediatric floating knee injuries are managed after the wide spread use of new orthopaedic technology. METHODS: We searched EMBASE, COCHRANE and MEDLINE computerized literature databases from the earliest date available in the databases to February 2017 using the following search term including variants and pleural counterparts: Pediatric floating knee. All studies were thoroughly reviewed by multiple authors. Reference lists from all articles were scrutinized to identify any additional studies of interest...
August 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859850/il-4-5-signalling-plays-an-important-role-during-litomosoides-sigmodontis-infection-influencing-both-immune-system-regulation-and-tissue-pathology-in-the-thoracic-cavity
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Manuel Ritter, Ruth S Tamadaho, Judith Feid, Wenzel Vogel, Katharina Wiszniewsky, Sven Perner, Achim Hoerauf, Laura E Layland
Approximately 100 million people suffer from filarial diseases including lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis), onchocerciasis (river blindness) and loiasis. These diseases are amongst the most devastating of the neglected tropical diseases in terms of social and economic impact. Moreover, many infection-induced immune mechanisms in the host, their relationship to disease-related symptoms and the development of pathology within the site of infection remain unclear. To improve on current drug therapies or vaccines, further studies are necessary to decipher the mechanisms behind filaria-driven immune responses and pathology development, and thus the rodent model of Litomosoides sigmodontis can be used to unravel host-filaria interactions...
August 30, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840031/bronchopulmonary-foregut-malformation-presenting-as-extralobar-pulmonary-sequestration-associated-with-a-bronchogenic-cyst-an-unusual-clinical-and-radiological-feature-in-an-adolescent-patient
#15
Ji Yung Choo, Jinwook Hwang, Joo Han Lee, Ki Yeol Lee
We present a case of symptomatic complex bronchopulmonary foregut malformation (BPFM), including extralobar pulmonary sequestration and a bronchogenic cyst, in the left anterior mediastinum of a 15-year-old boy. Preoperative computed tomography showed a cystic mass with heterogeneous enhancement of adjacent soft tissue components and pleural effusion. We suggested the infected bronchogenic cyst as the first impression. However, pathological examination after surgical resection revealed extralobar pulmonary sequestration and a bronchogenic cyst with unusual manifestation, which was located in the left upper hemithorax and supplied by the pulmonary artery...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840015/a-review-of-the-management-of-complex-para-pneumonic-effusion-in-adults
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REVIEW
Vikas Koppurapu, Nikhil Meena
A complex para-pneumonic effusion is a descriptive term for exudative effusions, which complicate or are likely to complicate the anatomy of the pleural space after pneumonia. We performed an online search was performed using the resources PubMed and Google Scholar to provide an update on the management of such effusions based on review of published literature. Search terms including pleural effusion (PE), parapneumonic effusion, and empyema were used. Relevant studies were identified and original articles were studied, compared and summarized...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838625/-which-surgery-for-mediastinum-tumor-experience-of-the-department-of-thoracic-surgery-of-chu-hassan-ii-of-f%C3%A3-s
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S Rabiou, M Lakranbi, T Ghizlane, H Elfatemi, M Serraj, Y Ouadnouni, M Smahi
INTRODUCTION: Tumors of the mediastinum are a heterogeneous group of dysembryoplatic and neoplastic diseases essentially with different prognoses and therapeutic. These tumors develop slowly and remain long asymptomatic in 40-50% of cases. The purpose of our work is to bring the result of surgical management in diagnostic and therapeutic of principal mediastinum tumors framework. PATIENTS AND METHOD: We reviewed retrospectively the records of 68 patients in our training, between January 2009 and December 2013, for tumor of the mediastinum in the diagnostic framework and or therapy...
August 21, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836366/lipoteichoic-acid-upregulates-plasminogen-activator-inhibitor-1-expression-in-parapneumonic-effusions
#18
Kai-Ling Lee, Wei-Lin Chen, Ray-Jade Chen, Kevin S Lai, Chi-Li Chung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Parapneumonic effusion (PPE) is commonly caused by Gram-positive bacteria (GPB) and often presents with pleural loculation, which is characterized by overproduction of plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI)-1. Lipoteichoic acid (LTA), a surface adhesion molecule of GPB, binds to the pleural mesothelium and triggers inflammation. However, the effects of LTA on PAI-1 expression in PPE and underlying mechanisms remain unclear. METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients with PPE were enrolled, including uncomplicated culture negative (CN, n = 11), Gram-negative bacteria (GNB, n = 7) and GPB (n = 12) groups stratified by pleural fluid characteristics and bacteriology, and the effusion PAI-1 levels were measured...
August 23, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831577/chest-radiographic-features-of-human-metapneumovirus-infection-in-pediatric-patients
#19
Melissa A Hilmes, F Daniel Dunnavant, Sudha P Singh, Wendy D Ellis, Daniel C Payne, Yuwei Zhu, Marie R Griffin, Kathryn M Edwards, John V Williams
BACKGROUND: Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) was identified in 2001 and is a common cause of acute respiratory illness in young children. The radiologic characteristics of laboratory-confirmed HMPV acute respiratory illness in young children have not been systematically assessed. OBJECTIVE: We systematically evaluated the radiographic characteristics of acute respiratory illness associated with HMPV in a prospective cohort of pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included chest radiographs from children <5 years old with acute respiratory illness who were enrolled in the prospective New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN) study from 2003 to 2009 and were diagnosed with HMPV by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
August 22, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826838/interferon-%C3%AE-driven-inos-a-molecular-pathway-to-terminal-shock-in-arenavirus-hemorrhagic-fever
#20
Melissa M Remy, Mehmet Sahin, Lukas Flatz, Tommy Regen, Lifen Xu, Mario Kreutzfeldt, Benedict Fallet, Camille Doras, Toni Rieger, Lukas Bestmann, Uwe-Karsten Hanisch, Beat A Kaufmann, Doron Merkler, Daniel D Pinschewer
Arenaviruses such as Lassa virus (LASV) cause hemorrhagic fever. Terminal shock is associated with a systemic cytokine storm, but the mechanisms are ill defined. Here we used HLA-A2-expressing mice infected with a monkey-pathogenic strain of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV-WE), a close relative of LASV, to investigate the pathophysiology of arenavirus hemorrhagic fever (AHF). AHF manifested as pleural effusions, edematous skin swelling, and serum albumin loss, culminating in hypovolemic shock. A characteristic cytokine storm included numerous pro-inflammatory cytokines and nitric oxide (NO) metabolites...
September 13, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
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