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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638423/relationship-between-plasma-levels-of-zinc-and-clinical-course-of-pneumonia
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Parviz Saleh, Alireza Sadeghpour, Mohammad Mirza-Aghazadeh-Attari, Mohammad Hatampour, Mohammad Naghavi-Behzad, Aidin Tabrizi
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a common disease and is more prevalent among children and the elderly. Zinc (Zn) is an essential substance for the human body and plays an important role in regulating the immune system. Studies have shown a possible relation between the Zn plasma levels and pneumonia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, 100 patients with pneumonia, who were referred to the Educational-Medical Centers of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, were included in the study...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629122/age-related-changes-in-immunological-and-physiological-responses-following-pulmonary-challenge
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REVIEW
Edmund J Miller, Helena M Linge
This review examines the current status of knowledge of sepsis and pneumonia in the elderly population and how the dynamics of the pulmonary challenge affects outcome and consequences. Led by an unprecedented shift in demographics, where a larger proportion of the population will reach an older age, clinical and experimental research shows that aging is associated with certain pulmonary changes, but it is during infectious insult of the lungs, as in the case of pneumonia, that the age-related differences in responsiveness and endurance become obvious and lead to a worse outcome than in the younger population...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617807/treatment-with-macrolides-and-glucocorticosteroids-in-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-post-hoc-exploratory-analysis-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Adrian Ceccato, Catia Cilloniz, Otavio T Ranzani, Rosario Menendez, Carles Agusti, Albert Gabarrus, Miquel Ferrer, Oriol Sibila, Michael S Niederman, Antoni Torres
BACKGROUND: Systemic corticosteroids have anti-inflammatory effects, whereas macrolides also have immunomodulatory activity in addition to their primary antimicrobial actions. We aimed to evaluate the potential interaction effect between corticosteroids and macrolides on the systemic inflammatory response in patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia to determine if combining these two immunomodulating agents was harmful, or possibly beneficial. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc exploratory analysis of a randomized clinical trial conducted in three tertiary hospitals in Spain...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612219/prospective-phase-ii-study-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-swallow-ability-screening-tests-and-pneumonia-prevention-using-a-team-approach-for-elderly-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Yuichiro Miki, Rie Makuuchi, Shinsaku Honda, Masanori Tokunaga, Yutaka Tanizawa, Etsuro Bando, Taiichi Kawamura, Takashi Yurikusa, Akira Tanuma, Masanori Terashima
BACKGROUND: Aging partly impairs swallowing function, which is considered a risk factor for postoperative pneumonia (PP). We evaluated the efficacy of a new team-based strategy to reduce the incidence of PP in elderly patients with gastric cancer. METHODS: This single-center, prospective phase II study included elderly patients (≥75 years old) with gastric cancer undergoing gastric surgery. The primary endpoint was the incidence of Clavien-Dindo grade II or higher PP...
June 13, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606799/patterns-of-readmissions-for-three-common-conditions-among-younger-u-s-adults
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Devraj Sukul, Shashank S Sinha, Andrew M Ryan, Michael W Sjoding, Scott L Hummel, Brahmajee K Nallamothu
BACKGROUND: Thirty-day readmissions among elderly Medicare patients are an important hospital quality measure. Although plans for employing 30-day readmission measures are under consideration for younger patients, little is known about readmission in younger patients or the relationship between readmissions in younger and elderly patients at the same hospital. METHODS: Using the 2014 Nationwide Readmissions Database, we examined readmission patterns in younger patients (18- to 64-years-old) using hierarchical models to evaluate associations between hospital 30-day risk-standardized readmission rates (RSRRs) in elderly Medicare patients and readmission risk in younger patients with acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia...
June 9, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602108/pharmacotherapy-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-elderly
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Diego Viasus, José A Núñez-Ramos, Samir A Viloria, Jordi Carratalà
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an increasing problem in the elderly that is associated with elevated morbidity and mortality. Given the expected increased life expectancy, this problem is only likely to worsen, so it has been considered that treatment effects must be examined separately in elderly adults with CAP. Areas covered: In this narrative review, we give an update of the available data of antibiotics for elderly patients with CAP. Clinical features, drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, adverse effects, and outcomes differ in CAP depending on patient age...
June 16, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598702/a-safe-and-efficient-bcg-vectored-vaccine-to-prevent-the-disease-caused-by-the-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus
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Emma Rey-Jurado, Jorge Soto, Nicolás Gálvez, Alexis M Kalergis
The human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (hRSV) causes lower respiratory tract infections including pneumonia and bronchiolitis. Such infections also cause a large number of hospitalizations and affects mainly newborns, young children and the elderly worldwide. Symptoms associated with hRSV infection are due to an exacerbated immune response characterized by low levels of IFN-γ, recruitment of neutrophils and eosinophils to the site of infection and lung damage. Although hRSV is a major health problem, no vaccines are currently available...
June 9, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598693/managing-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-the-elderly-the-next-generation-of-pharmacotherapy-on-the-horizon
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B Amalakuhan, K L Echevarria, M I Restrepo
Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality, especially among the elderly. Antibiotic treatment for CAP in the elderly is particularly challenging for many reasons, including compliance issues, immunosuppression, polypharmacy and antimicrobial resistance. There are few available antibiotics that are able to address these concerns. Areas covered: After a systematic review of the current literature, we describe seven novel antibiotics that are currently in advanced stages of development (phase 3 and beyond) and show promise for the treatment of CAP in those over the age of 65...
June 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595583/the-association-between-number-of-doctors-per-bed-and-readmission-of-elderly-patients-with-pneumonia-in-south-korea
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Joo Eun Lee, Tae Hyun Kim, Kyoung Hee Cho, Kyu-Tae Han, Eun-Cheol Park
BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need to reduce readmission of patients with pneumonia and improve quality of care. To assess the association between hospital resources and quality of care, we examined the effect of number of doctors per bed on 30-day readmission and investigated the combined effect of number of doctors per bed and number of beds. METHODS: We used nationwide cohort sample data of health insurance claims by the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) from 2002 to 2013...
June 8, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567296/thyrotoxicosis-leading-to-adrenal-crises-reveals-primary-bilateral-adrenal-lymphoma
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Catarina Roque, Ricardo Fonseca, Carlos Tavares Bello, Carlos Vasconcelos, António Galzerano, Sância Ramos
Primary adrenal lymphoma is a rare malignancy. It frequently presents bilaterally and with symptoms of adrenal insufficiency. Amiodarone may induce secondary organ dysfunction, and thyrotoxicosis develops in 15% of cases. The symptomatology of both conditions is nonspecific, especially in the elderly, and a high suspicion index is necessary for appropriate diagnosis. A 78-year-old female presented to the emergency department with confusion, nausea and vomiting. She had recently been to the emergency department with urinary tract infection, vomiting and acute hypochloremic hyponatremia...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567215/comparison-of-postoperative-infection-related-complications-between-cemented-and-cementless-hemiarthroplasty-in-elderly-patients-a-meta-analysis
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Byung-Ho Yoon, Jeong Gook Seo, Kyung-Hoi Koo
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this review was to assess the risk of infection-related complications following cemented and cementless hemiarthroplasty in elderly patients. METHODS: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases for published randomized clinical trials comparing cemented hemiarthroplasty with cementless hemiarthroplasty in patients with a femoral neck fracture and more than 65 years of age. Eight randomized controlled trials were available for analysis...
June 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562551/final-diagnoses-and-probability-of-new-reason-for-encounter-at-an-urban-clinic-in-japan-a-4-year-observational-study
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Motoharu Fukushi, Yukishige Ishibashi, Naoki Nago
Past clinical data are not currently used to calculate pretest probabilities, as they have not been put into a database in clinical settings. This observational study was designed to determine the initial reasons for utilizing home visits or visits to an outpatient urban clinic in Japan.All family medical clinic outpatients and patients visited by the clinic (total = 11,688) over 1460 days were enrolled.We used a Bayes theorem-based clinical decision support system to analyze codes for initial reason-for-encounter (examination and final diagnosis: pretest probability) and final diagnosis of patients with fever (conditional pretest probability)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542565/promiscuous-signaling-by-a-regulatory-system-unique-to-the-pandemic-pmen1-pneumococcal-lineage
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Anagha Kadam, Rory A Eutsey, Jason Rosch, Xinyu Miao, Mark Longwell, Wenjie Xu, Carol A Woolford, Todd Hillman, Anfal Shakir Motib, Hasan Yesilkaya, Aaron P Mitchell, N Luisa Hiller
Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is a leading cause of death and disease in children and elderly. Genetic variability among isolates from this species is high. These differences, often the product of gene loss or gene acquisition via horizontal gene transfer, can endow strains with new molecular pathways, diverse phenotypes, and ecological advantages. PMEN1 is a widespread and multidrug-resistant pneumococcal lineage. Using comparative genomics we have determined that a regulator-peptide signal transduction system, TprA2/PhrA2, was acquired by a PMEN1 ancestor and is encoded by the vast majority of strains in this lineage...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541385/long-term-pm2-5-exposures-and-respiratory-cancer-and-cardiovascular-mortality-in-american-older-adults
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Vivian C Pun, Fatemeh Kazemiparkouhi, Justin Manjourides, Helen H Suh
The impact of chronic exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) on respiratory disease and lung cancer mortality is poorly understood. In a cohort of 18.9 million Medicare beneficiaries (4.2 million deaths) living across the conterminous United States between 2000 to 2008, we examined the association of chronic PM2.5 exposure and cause-specific mortality, and evaluated confounding through adjustment of neighborhood behavioral covariates and decomposition of PM2.5 into two spatiotemporal scales. We found significantly positive associations of 12-month moving average PM2...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540112/comparison-of-postoperative-outcomes-in-elderly-patients-with-a-do-not-resuscitate-order-undergoing-elective-and-nonelective-hip-surgery
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Anair Beverly, Ethan Y Brovman, Richard D Urman
PURPOSE: Emergency hip surgery generally has worse outcomes than elective hip surgery, even when adjusted for patient and surgical factors. Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) status patients are typically at higher perioperative risk and undergo a narrow range of surgical procedures. We aimed to compare the outcomes after hip surgery of differing degrees of urgency in this cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) data, we conducted univariate and multivariate analyses comparing outcomes of DNR status patients after emergency and nonemergency hip surgery (2007-2013)...
June 2017: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530332/-treatment-of-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-an-internal-medicine-department-overview-2013
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Jacov Kogan, Alex Rodnitsky, Ornit Cohen, Svetlana Turkot, Yevgenia Tziba, Boris Golzman
BACKGROUND: Over recent years the number of mechanically ventilated patients in internal medicine departments has grown. These patients are elderly, mostly disabled and suffer from many chronic illnesses. Most of them require prolonged mechanical ventilation. OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to evaluate the population of mechanically ventilated patients in an internal department, the treatment and outcomes, particularly the morbidity in hospitalization and to identify the prognostic causes of death...
August 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526836/characterisation-of-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-danish-general-practice-a-retrospective-registry-based-cohort-study
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Rune Aabenhus, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Laura Trolle Saust, Lars Bjerrum
Inappropriate use of antibiotics is contributing to the increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance. Several Danish guidelines on antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections in general practice have been issued to promote rational prescribing of antibiotics, however it is unclear if these recommendations are followed. We aimed to characterise the pattern of antibiotic prescriptions for patients diagnosed with acute respiratory tract infections, by means of electronic prescriptions, labeled with clinical indications, from Danish general practice...
May 19, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526059/severe-polyserositis-induced-by-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-a-case-report
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Pierre Tawfik, Elie Gertner, Charlene E McEvoy
BACKGROUND: The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends administration of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in series with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine for prevention of pneumonia in the elderly. Reports of autoimmune or auto-inflammatory diseases as a result of pneumococcal vaccination, especially pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of severe serositis in a 75-year-old Caucasian woman complicated by pericardial and pleural effusions in the setting of recent 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine vaccination and no other obvious etiology...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516066/the-alpha-tocopherol-form-of-vitamin-e-boosts-elastase-activity-of-human-pmns-and-their-ability-to-kill-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#19
Elsa N Bou Ghanem, James N Lee, Basma H Joma, Simin N Meydani, John M Leong, Alexander Panda
Despite the availability of vaccines, Streptococcus pneumoniae remains a leading cause of life-threatening infections, such as pneumonia, bacteremia and meningitis. Polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) are a key determinant of disease course, because optimal host defense requires an initial robust pulmonary PMN response to control bacterial numbers followed by modulation of this response later in infection. The elderly, who manifest a general decline in immune function and higher basal levels of inflammation, are at increased risk of developing pneumococcal pneumonia...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513919/functional-status-and-mortality-prediction-in-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Kyeongman Jeon, Hongseok Yoo, Byeong-Ho Jeong, Hye Yun Park, Won-Jung Koh, Gee Young Suh, Eliseo Guallar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Poor functional status (FS) has been suggested as a poor prognostic factor in both pneumonia and severe pneumonia in elderly patients. However, it is still unclear whether FS is associated with outcomes and improves survival prediction in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in the general population. METHODS: Data on hospitalized patients with CAP and FS, assessed by the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) scale were prospectively collected between January 2008 and December 2012...
May 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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