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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078464/outcome-of-stent-grafting-for-esophageal-perforations-single-center-experience
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Fausto Biancari, Tuomas Tauriainen, Tatu Ylikotila, Misa Kokkonen, Jukka Rintala, Elisa Mäkäräinen-Uhlbäck, Vesa Koivukangas, Juha Saarnio
BACKGROUND: Recent studies showed that stent grafting is a promising technique for treatment of esophageal perforation. However, the evidence of its benefits is still scarce. METHODS: Forty-three consecutive patients underwent stent grafting for esophageal perforation at the Oulu University Hospital, Finland. The main endpoints of this study were early and mid-term mortality. Secondary outcome endpoints were the need of esophagectomy and additional surgical procedures on the esophagus and extraesophageal structures...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076011/pulmonary-tuberculosis-role-of-radiology-in-diagnosis-and-management
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Arun C Nachiappan, Kasra Rahbar, Xiao Shi, Elizabeth S Guy, Eduardo J Mortani Barbosa, Girish S Shroff, Daniel Ocazionez, Alan E Schlesinger, Sharyn I Katz, Mark M Hammer
Tuberculosis is a public health problem worldwide, including in the United States-particularly among immunocompromised patients and other high-risk groups. Tuberculosis manifests in active and latent forms. Active disease can occur as primary tuberculosis, developing shortly after infection, or postprimary tuberculosis, developing after a long period of latent infection. Primary tuberculosis occurs most commonly in children and immunocompromised patients, who present with lymphadenopathy, pulmonary consolidation, and pleural effusion...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054732/liver-transplantation-is-associated-with-good-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-active-tuberculosis-and-acute-liver-failure-due-to-anti-tubercular-treatment
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REVIEW
Michele Bartoletti, Giulia Martelli, Sara Tedeschi, Mariacristina Morelli, Valentine Bertuzzo, Marina Tadolini, Paolo Pianta, Francesco Cristini, Maddalena Giannella, Russell E Lewis, Antonio D Pinna, Pierluigi Viale
BACKGROUND: Active tuberculosis (TB) is commonly considered a contraindication for liver transplantation (LT). However, in patients with TB who develop acute liver failure (ALF) due to toxicity induced by anti-tubercular treatment (ATT), LT could be the only opportunity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of LT in this scenario. METHODS: We described 2 cases and comprehensively reviewed the literature finding 26 cases of LT performed in patients having a concomitant active TB and liver failure secondary to ATT toxicity...
January 5, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054135/-community-acquired-pneumonia
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S Poetter-Lang, C J Herold
CLINICAL ISSUE: The diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is often not possible based only on the clinical symptoms and biochemical parameters. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: For every patient with the suspicion of CAP, a chest radiograph in two planes should be carried out. Additionally, a risk stratification for the decision between outpatient therapy or hospitalization is recommended. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Based on the evaluation of the different radiological patterns as well as their extent and distribution, a rough allocation to so-called pathogen groups as well as a differentiation between viral and bacterial infections are possible; however, because different pathogens cause different patterns an accurate correlation is not feasible by relying purely on imaging...
January 4, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052108/heme-oxygenase-1-deficiency-diminishes-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-clearance-due-to-reduced-tlr9-expression-in-pleural-mesothelial-cells
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Satindra Gahlot, Najmunnisa Nasreen, Judith A Johnson, Steven A Sahn, Kamal A Mohammed
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cause pneumonia and empyema thoraces. TLR9 activation provides protection against bacterial infections and Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is known to enhance host innate immunity against bacterial infections. However, it is still unclear whether HO-1 regulates TLR-9 expression in the pleura and modulates the host innate defenses during MRSA empyema. In order to determine if HO-1 regulates host innate immune functions via modulating TLR expression, in MRSA empyema, HO-1+/+ and HO-1-/- mouse pleural mesothelial cells (PMCs) were infected with MRSA (1:10, MOI) in the presence or absence of Cobalt Protoporphyrin (CoPP) and Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZnPP) or CORM-2 (a Carbon monoxide donor) and the expression of mTLR9 and mBD14 was assessed by RT-PCR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051921/tube-thoracostomy-at-the-time-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair-reassessing-the-risks-and-benefits
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Avraham Schlager, Kelly Arps, Ragavan Siddharthan, Matthew S Clifton
PURPOSE: Postoperative pneumothorax and effusion remain a concern following congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repair. Despite a recent trend away from intraoperative thoracostomy, few studies have actually compared outcomes with and without a chest tube. Rationale commonly cited for the more minimalistic approach include the presumed low likelihood of postoperative complications, potential risk of patch infection, and prolonged intubation. We evaluate these theories, as well as the implications of intraoperative chest tube (IOCT) placement...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043583/radiographic-manifestations-of-tuberculosis-in-hiv-positive-patients-correlation-with-cd4-t-cell-count
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Mehrdad Bakhshayesh-Karam, Payam Tabarsi, Seyed Mehdi Mirsaiedi, Majid Valiollahpour Amiri, Soheila Zahirifard, Seyed Davood Mansoori, Mohammad Reza Masjedi, Ali Akbar Velayati
BACKGROUND: Observations on Tuberculosis/HIV co-infection in addition to epidemiologic molecular studies have recently provided strong evidence for the state of immune system as the major determinant of the TB imaging spectrum. However, the presence of any correlation between radiographic findings and the degree of immunosuppression in HIV+ patients still remains controversial. The present study aimed to investigate the TB radiographic manifestation in HIV+ patients and its relationship to the CD4 cell count...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043582/mediastinal-lymphadenopathy-in-pediatric-tuberculosis-in-computed-tomography-scan
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Payam Mehrain, Amin Momeni Moghaddam, Elham Tavakol, Afshin Amini, Mehrdad Moghimi, Ali Kabir, Ali Akbar Velayati
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Pediatric tuberculosis is usually a primary infection presenting mainly as mediastinal or hilar adenopathy in computed tomography (CT) scan. In this study, we study the distribution and other CT scan characteristics of mediastinal lymphadenopathy in childhood tuberculosis. METHODS: Chest CT scans of 75 cases of pediatric tuberculosis at Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran, Iran, from 2009 to 2013 were studied regarding characteristics of mediastinal lymphadenopathy...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043494/yield-of-mycobacteriological-study-in-diagnosis-of-pleural-tuberculosis-among-human-immune-deficiency-virus-infected-patients
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Majid Marjani, Amir Yousefzadeh, Payam Tabarsi, Afshin Moniri, Ali Akbar Velayati
BACKGROUND: Pleural tuberculosis (TB) is common among HIV-infected patients. In the absence of HIV infection, the yield of mycobacteriological study is low and usually invasive procedures, including pleural fluid analysis and pleural biopsy, are necessary. The present study aimed to determine the yield of mycobacteriological study of sputum and pleural fluid among HIV-infected patients. METHODS: This retrospective case-control study involved HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients with new pleural TB admitted to the National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Tehran, Iran, for 5years...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042214/study-of-invasive-pneumococcal-infection-in-adults-with-reference-to-penicillin-resistance
#10
Vrishali Avinash Muley, Dnyaneshwari Purushottam Ghadage, Gauri Eknath Yadav, Arvind Vamanrao Bhore
BACKGROUND: Invasive pneumococcal infections often prove rapidly fatal, even where good medical treatment is readily available. In developed countries, up to 20% of people who contract pneumococcal meningitis die; however, in developing world, mortality is closer to 50%, even among hospitalized patients. The World Health Organization estimated 600,000-800,000 adult deaths each year from pneumococcal pneumonia, meningitis, and sepsis. AIMS: This study aims to estimate isolation rate of invasive pneumococcal infection in adults, to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility profile of Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates and to study the associated risk factors...
January 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032696/high-incidence-of-respiratory-involvement-in-a-cluster-of-brucella-suis-infected-workers-from-a-pork-processing-plant-in-argentina
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J C Wallach, J L García, P S Cardinali, A P Seijo, A G Benchetrit, S E Echazarreta, S L Garro, B Deodato, P C Baldi
Epidemiological and clinical aspects of Brucella suis infection in 17 workers from a pork processing plant in Argentina occurring between January 2014 and July 2015 are presented. All patients reported working 9 h daily without adequate personal protection garment. Blood cultures were positive for Brucella spp. in 14 of the 17 patients (82.3%). All isolates were identified as B. suis biovar 1. Although fever, sweats, asthenia, myalgia and hepatic involvement were the most frequent clinical manifestations, an unusually high incidence of respiratory involvement was found...
December 29, 2016: Zoonoses and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009947/root-replacement-for-graft-infection-using-an-all-biologic-xenopericardial-conduit
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Sabina P W Guenther, Angela Reichelt, Sven Peterss, Maximilian Luehr, Erik Bagaev, Christian Hagl, Maximilian A Pichlmaier, Nawid Khaladj
BACKGROUND: The management of graft infection following ascending aortic replacement (AAR) and/or aortic valve replacement (AVR) with destruction of the root remains a challenge. Besides technical issues, the choice of graft material is controversial. The study aim was to investigate the initial results of aortic root replacement (ARR) as redo-surgery for infection using the xenopericardial all-biologic conduit (BioIntegral) as an alternative to a homograft or prosthetic material. METHODS: Between February 2013 and January 2015, a total of 18 consecutive patients (16 males, two females; mean age 61 ± 14 years) were reoperated on for infection at a mean of 55 ± 61 months (range: 3 to 219 months) following previous AVR (n = 6), supracoronary aortic replacement (SAR, n = 2), AVR + SAR (n = 1), root replacement (n = 7), and root reconstruction (n = 2)...
July 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997741/advances-in-pleuroscopy
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REVIEW
Stavros Anevlavis, Marios E Froudarakis
OBJECTIVES: To describe the technique of pleuroscopy, its clinical uses such as diagnosis of exudative pleural effusion, treatment of pleural infection, treatment of pneumothorax and diagnosis and pleurodesis of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Also to describe the newer techniques developed such as minothoracoscopy, semirigid thoracoscopy, narrow band imaging pleuroscopy, infrared pleuroscopy, autofluorescence pleuroscopy. DATA SOURCE: We searched the pubmed the last decade for publications with the key words pleuroscopy, medical thoracoscopy, pneumothorax and pleuroscopy, malignant pleural mesothelioma, minothoracoscopy, semirigid thoracoscopy, autofluorescence pleuroscopy...
December 20, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993326/interventional-treatment-of-pulmonary-lymphatic-anomalies
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REVIEW
Maxim Itkin
Pulmonary lymphatic diseases have been recognized for many years and have been referred as pulmonary lymphangiectasia, pulmonary lymphangiomatosis, plastic bronchitis, and idiopathic chylothorax or chylopericardium. The lymphatic etiology of these conditions has been determined by detection of cystic lymphatic structures on biopsy or postmortem examination. Development of new imaging techniques such as dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance lymphangiography has allowed better understanding of pathophysiology of these conditions...
December 2016: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986362/acute-focal-bacterial-nephritis-in-a-cohort-of-hospitalized-adult-patients-with-acute-pyelonephritis-assessment-of-risk-factors-and-a-predictive-model
#15
Joaquin Campos-Franco, Cristina Macia, Emilio Huelga, Carla Diaz-Louzao, Francisco Gude, Rosario Alende, Arturo Gonzalez-Quintela
BACKGROUND: Acute focal bacterial nephritis (AFBN) is a complicated form of acute pyelonephritis (APN) characterized by single or multiple areas of localised infection in the kidney without liquefaction or abscess. Studies investigating AFBN in adults are scarce. AIM: The present study was aimed at evaluating the prevalence, associated factors, and presence of atypical clinical and radiological manifestations in adult AFBN patients. Also, we developed a clinical prediction model to evaluate the probability of AFBN in patients with APN...
December 13, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27964793/lung-involvement-in-inflammatory-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Clive Kelly, Kundan Iqbal, La'ali Iman-Gutierrez, Phil Evans, Kanchan Manchegowda
This chapter describes the involvement of the lung in systemic inflammatory joint disease (IJD) with a particular focus on rheumatoid arthritis, although the topics of pulmonary involvement in ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis are also addressed. Interstitial lung disease is the most lethal pulmonary complication of IJD and the chapter describes recent advances in both our understanding of this complication and the therapeutic options that offer real hope for improved outcomes. Although less well recognised, airways disease is just as common and its association with IJD is described in some detail, with a section devoted to the recent surge in interest in bronchiectasis...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956836/relationships-between-th1-th2-cytokine-profiles-and-chest-radiographic-manifestations-in-childhood-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-pneumonia
#17
Jiu-Ling Zhao, Xin Wang, Yu-Shui Wang
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia (MPP) is one of the most common childhood community-acquired pneumonias, and the chest radiograph usually shows bronchial pneumonia, segmental/lobar pneumonia, or segmental/lobar pneumonia with pleural effusion. The imbalance of Th1/Th2 function after Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection is an important immunological mechanism of MPP. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the correlations between Th1/Th2 cytokine profiles and chest radiographic manifestations in MPP children...
2016: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935768/hypertrophic-osteoarthropathy-clinical-and-imaging-features
#18
Felix Y Yap, Matthew R Skalski, Dakshesh B Patel, Aaron J Schein, Eric A White, Anderanik Tomasian, Sulabha Masih, George R Matcuk
Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy (HOA) is a medical condition characterized by abnormal proliferation of skin and periosteal tissues involving the extremities and characterized by three clinical features: digital clubbing (also termed Hippocratic fingers), periostosis of tubular bones, and synovial effusions. HOA can be a primary entity, known as pachydermoperiostosis, or can be secondary to extraskeletal conditions, with different prognoses and management implications for each. There is a high association between secondary HOA and malignancy, especially non-small cell lung cancer...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932160/successful-short-term-intravenous-treatment-of-disseminated-nocardia-farcinica-infection-with-severe-hyponatremia-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
#19
A L Herzog, C Wanner, K Lopau
BACKGROUND: Nocardia is a genus of gram-positive Actinomycetes that are ubiquitous in decaying organic material, soil, and water. Some Nocardia species can infect humans, mainly by airborne transmission. Several reports describe disseminated infections, which are rare and mostly affect strongly immunocompromised patients because intact T-cell-mediated immunity is the major protective mechanism. CASE REPORT: We report a case of disseminated pulmonary, cerebral, and cutaneous infection with Nocardia farcinica in a 66-year-old kidney transplant recipient treated with low-dose triple immunosuppression...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926944/targeting-neutrophils-to-prevent-malaria-associated-acute-lung-injury-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-in-mice
#20
Michelle K Sercundes, Luana S Ortolan, Daniela Debone, Paulo V Soeiro-Pereira, Eliane Gomes, Elizabeth H Aitken, Antonio Condino Neto, Momtchilo Russo, Maria R D' Império Lima, José M Alvarez, Silvia Portugal, Claudio R F Marinho, Sabrina Epiphanio
Malaria remains one of the greatest burdens to global health, causing nearly 500,000 deaths in 2014. When manifesting in the lungs, severe malaria causes acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS). We have previously shown that a proportion of DBA/2 mice infected with Plasmodium berghei ANKA (PbA) develop ALI/ARDS and that these mice recapitulate various aspects of the human syndrome, such as pulmonary edema, hemorrhaging, pleural effusion and hypoxemia. Herein, we investigated the role of neutrophils in the pathogenesis of malaria-associated ALI/ARDS...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
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