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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813449/influenza-virus-infections-among-patients-attending-emergency-department-according-to-main-reason-to-presenting-to-ed-a-3-year-prospective-observational-study-during-seasonal-epidemic-periods
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Enrique Casalino, Stephanie Antoniol, Nadhira Fidouh, Christophe Choquet, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Xavier Duval, Benoit Visseaux, Laurent Pereira
OBJECTIVE: The role of influenza virus in patients presenting at ED during seasonal-epidemic periods has not previously been specified. Our objective was to determine its frequency according to clinical presentation. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study conducted during three-consecutive seasonal Influenza epidemics (2013-2015), including patients presenting i) community-acquired pneumonia (CAP); ii) severe acute symptoms (SAS): respiratory failure (RF), hemodynamic failure (HF), cardiac failure (CF), and miscellaneous symptoms (M); iii) symptoms suggesting influenza (PSSI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811772/values-of-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-proteins-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-having-concomitant-bacterial-infection
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Yanyan Li, Linlin Xie, Shuzhen Xin, Kaishu Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the changes in the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) in serum of patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) and to compare with the values of CRP in combination with PCT in the diagnosis and treatment of infective exacerbation of COPD. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-four patients who developed acute exacerbation of COPD and admitted to the Binzhou People's Hospital from March 2014 to December 2015 were selected...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
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Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802586/nontypeable-haemophilus-influenzae-nthi-directly-interfere-with-the-regulation-of-e-cadherin-in-lung-epithelial-cells
#4
Inga Kaufhold, Sünja Osbahr, Kensuke Shima, Sebastian Marwitz, Kristina Rohmann, Daniel Drömann, Torsten Goldmann, Klaus Dalhoff, Jan Rupp
Loss of epithelial barriers characterized by reduction of E-cadherin is a hallmark of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We investigated the effects of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) infections, associated with acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis, on the regulation of E-cadherin in host cells. NTHi infection decreased E-cadherin mRNA and protein-levels in lung epithelial cells. E-cadherin reduction was mediated by activation of the fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and Slug...
August 10, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801120/establishment-of-valnemulin-susceptibility-breakpoint-against-clostridium-perfringens-in-rabbits
#5
Meng-Ting Tao, Yu-Feng Zhou, Jian Sun, Ya-Hong Liu, Xiao-Ping Liao
Susceptibility breakpoints provide fundamental information for rational administration of antibiotics. The present investigation reports the first valnemulin susceptibility breakpoint (MIC<0.25 μg/mL) against Clostridium perfringens infections in rabbits based on the wild-type cutoff (COWT) and the pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) cutoff (COPD). The established susceptibility breakpoint of valnemulin might be useful in resistance surveillance of pleuromutilins and development of clinical breakpoints...
August 9, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795891/experience-using-closed-incision-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-sternotomy-patients
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B Philip, P McCluskey, J Hinchion
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative delayed wound healing, surgical site infections (SSIs), and other wound complications are associated with increased morbidity and health-care costs. In cardiothoracic surgery, wound complications can have life-threatening consequences. In recent years, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been applied over closed surgical incisions to help reduce tension and protect from external contamination. We report our initial experiences using a closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) over clean, closed sternotomy incisions at an Irish tertiary referral centre...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791839/a-comparative-study-of-strem-1-il-6-and-il-13-concentration-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-in-asthma-and-copd-a-preliminary-study
#7
Małgorzata Proboszcz, Magdalena Paplińska-Goryca, Patrycja Nejman-Gryz, Katarzyna Górska, Rafał Krenke
BACKGROUND: Soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) is a cell-surface receptor presented on neutrophils, macrophages and monocytes. Elevated sTREM-1 levels are a marker of acute microbial infections, and have also been reported in chronic lung diseases. IL-6 and IL-13 are effective markers in distinguishing these diseases. IL-6 has been shown to play an important role in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), while IL-13 is described as one of the key mediators of allergic asthma...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790180/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-lasb-protease-impairs-innate-immunity-in-mice-and-humans-by-targeting-a-lung-epithelial-cystic-fibrosis-transmembrane-regulator-il-6-antimicrobial-repair-pathway
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Vinciane Saint-Criq, Bérengère Villeret, Fabien Bastaert, Saadé Kheir, Aurélie Hatton, Aurélie Cazes, Zhou Xing, Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus, Ignacio Garcia-Verdugo, Aleksander Edelman, Jean-Michel Sallenave
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infections are a huge problem in ventilator-associated pneumonia, cystic fibrosis (CF) and in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. This bacterium secretes virulence factors that may subvert host innate immunity. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effect of P. aeruginosa elastase LasB, an important virulence factor secreted by the type II secretion system, on ion transport, innate immune responses and epithelial repair, both in vitro and in vivo...
August 8, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780877/-identification-of-risk-factors-of-multiresistant-infections-on-two-intensive-care-units
#9
Marcell Szabó, Noémi Kanász, Katalin Darvas, János Gál
INTRODUCTION: Intensive care units are favourable environment for infections, many of them are caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. AIM: Identifying risk factors of ICU-acquired multiresistant infections. METHOD: We performed observational study on two academic intensive care units (a multidisciplinary and a surgical ICU) between 01/09/2014 and 30/11/2015. Patients with a first infection caused by predefined organisms (P. aeruginosa, E...
August 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777122/improving-compliance-with-a-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-bundle-of-care-in-australian-emergency-departments-a-clinical-network-quality-improvement-project
#10
Anne-Maree Kelly, Jan Pannifex
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the impact of a clinical network-led quality improvement project on compliance with bundle of care elements (individually and as a 'bundle') for patients treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations in the emergency department. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: A 9-month quality improvement project was performed by a modified knowledge transfer methodology with analysis before and after data collection...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762839/new-treatment-options-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infections
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Bela Kocsis, Dora Szabo
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are among the most frequent lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs). They represent an increased morbidity and mortality rate in adults. Areas covered: This review describes recent advances regarding solithromycin, zabofloxacin and delafoxacin antibacterial agents that have been recently developed for treatment of CAP and in AECOPD. All of them have been introduced into phase III clinical trials. We will be summarising chemical structures, pharmacokinetics, antibacterial efficacy and toxicity of these agents...
September 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761899/efficacy-and-safety-of-intravenous-peramivir-compared-with-oseltamivir-in-high-risk-patients-infected-with-influenza-a-and-b-viruses-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-study
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Shigeki Nakamura, Taiga Miyazaki, Koichi Izumikawa, Hiroshi Kakeya, Yutaka Saisho, Katsunori Yanagihara, Yoshitsugu Miyazaki, Hiroshi Mukae, Shigeru Kohno
BACKGROUND: Clinical studies comparing the different neuraminidase inhibitors for treatment of at-risk patients with influenza have not been performed. To optimize such treatments, we assessed the efficacy and safety of intravenous peramivir compared with oral oseltamivir in treating seasonal influenza A or B virus infection. METHODS: A multicenter, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted from December 2012 to May 2014 in high-risk patients infected with seasonal influenza...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758310/the-global-burden-of-respiratory-infections-in-indigenous-children-and-adults-a-review
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REVIEW
Thilini L Basnayake, Lucy C Morgan, Anne B Chang
This review article focuses on common lower respiratory infections (LRIs) in indigenous populations in both developed and developing countries, where data is available. Indigenous populations across the world share some commonalities including poorer health and socio-economic disadvantage compared with their non-indigenous counterparts. Generally, acute and chronic respiratory infections are more frequent and more severe in both indigenous children and adults, often resulting in substantial consequences including higher rates of bronchiectasis and poorer outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
July 30, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753067/a-randomized-placebo-controlled-phase-2-trial-of-cnto-6785-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#14
Andreas Eich, Veronika Urban, Marek Jutel, Jiri Vlcek, Jae Jeong Shim, Vasiliy I Trofimov, Chong-Kin Liam, Ping-Hung Kuo, Yanyan Hou, Jun Xiao, Patrick Branigan, Christopher D O'Brien
Interleukin (IL)-17A may be an underlying factor in the pathophysiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Anti-IL-17 monoclonal antibodies have been used successfully in treating several immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. This phase 2, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group, proof-of-concept study is the first clinical study evaluating the efficacy and safety of the anti-IL-17A monoclonal antibody CNTO 6785 in patients with symptomatic moderate-to-severe COPD. Patients were treated with CNTO 6785 (n = 93) or placebo (n = 94) intravenously at Weeks 0, 2, and 4 (induction), then Weeks 8 and 12, and followed till Week 24...
July 28, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743228/airway-inflammation-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-diseases-a-true-paradox
#15
Mathew Suji Eapen, Stephen Myers, Eugene Haydn Walters, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is primarily an airway condition, which mainly affects cigarette smokers and presents with shortness of breath that is progressive and poorly reversible. In COPD research, there has been a long held belief that airway disease progression is due to inflammation. Although this may be true in the airway lumen with innate immunity activated by the effect of smoke or secondary to infection, the accurate picture of inflammatory cells in the airway wall, where the pathophysiological COPD remodeling occurs, is uncertain and debatable...
July 26, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740377/mathematical-modeling-of-postcoinfection-with-influenza-a-virus-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-with-implications-for-pneumonia-and-copd-risk-assessment
#16
Yi-Hsien Cheng, Shu-Han You, Yi-Jun Lin, Szu-Chieh Chen, Wei-Yu Chen, Wei-Chun Chou, Nan-Hung Hsieh, Chung-Min Liao
BACKGROUND: The interaction between influenza and pneumococcus is important for understanding how coinfection may exacerbate pneumonia. Secondary pneumococcal pneumonia associated with influenza infection is more likely to increase respiratory morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to assess exacerbated inflammatory effects posed by secondary pneumococcal pneumonia, given prior influenza infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A well-derived mathematical within-host dynamic model of coinfection with influenza A virus and Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP) integrated with dose-response relationships composed of previously published mouse experimental data and clinical studies was implemented to study potentially exacerbated inflammatory responses in pneumonia based on a probabilistic approach...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740373/glycated-hemoglobin-a1c-based-adjusted-glycemic-variables-in-patients-with-diabetes-presenting-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#17
Chih-Jen Yang, Wen-I Liao, Zun-Cheng Tang, Jen-Chun Wang, Chien-Hsing Lee, Wei-Chou Chang, Chin-Wang Hsu, Shih-En Tang, Shih-Hung Tsai
Acute hyperglycemia is a common finding in patients presenting to emergency departments (EDs) with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). Several studies have argued against the association between hyperglycemia at admission and adverse outcomes in patients with diabetes and an acute illness. Recent studies have shown that glucose-related variables (eg, glycemic gaps and stress hyperglycemia ratios) that are adjusted for glycated hemoglobin levels can indicate the severity of a variety of diseases...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738364/risk-factors-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
#18
Jordi Almirall, Mateu Serra-Prat, Ignasi Bolíbar, Valentina Balasso
We performed a systematic review of the literature to establish conclusive evidence of risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Observational studies (cross-sectional, case-control, and cohort studies) the primary outcome of which was to assess risk factors for CAP in both hospitalized and ambulatory adult patients with radiologically confirmed pneumonia were selected. The Newcastle-Ottawa Scale specific for cohort and case-control designs was used for quality assessment. Twenty-nine studies (20 case-control, 8 cohort, and 1 cross-sectional) were selected, with 44...
July 25, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733432/should-bilateral-internal-thoracic-artery-grafting-be-used-in-patients-after-recent-myocardial-infarction
#19
Dan Loberman, Dmitry Pevni, Rephael Mohr, Yosef Paz, Nahum Nesher, Mohamad Khaled Midlij, Yanai Ben-Gal
BACKGROUND: Bilateral internal thoracic artery grafting (BITA) is associated with improved survival. However, surgeons do not commonly use BITA in patients after myocardial infarction (MI) because survival is good with single internal thoracic artery grafting (SITA). We aimed to compare the outcomes of BITA with those of SITA and other approaches in patients with multivessel disease after recent MI. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 938 patients with recent MI (<3 months) who underwent BITA between 1996 and 2011 were compared with 682 who underwent SITA...
July 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724387/risk-factors-for-acute-surgical-site-infections-after-lumbar-surgery-a-retrospective-study
#20
Qi Lai, Quanwei Song, Runsheng Guo, Haidi Bi, Xuqiang Liu, Xiaolong Yu, Jianghao Zhu, Min Dai, Bin Zhang
BACKGROUND: Currently, many scholars are concerned about the treatment of postoperative infection; however, few have completed multivariate analyses to determine factors that contribute to the risk of infection. Therefore, we conducted a multivariate analysis of a retrospectively collected database to analyze the risk factors for acute surgical site infection following lumbar surgery, including fracture fixation, lumbar fusion, and minimally invasive lumbar surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from patients who underwent lumbar surgery between 2014 and 2016, including lumbar fusion, internal fracture fixation, and minimally invasive surgery in our hospital's spinal surgery unit...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
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