Antibiotic ineffective at preventing lung complication after stem cell transplant: Study

An antibiotic treatment intended to lower stem cell transplant patients' risk of developing a respiratory complication appears to have backfired.
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We presently forget 98% of everything we experience. That will go away in favor of perfect, controllable, configurable memory. Skills and knowledge will become commodities that can be purchased and installed. We will be able to feel exactly as we wish to feel at any given time. How we perceive the world will be mutable and subject to choice. How we think, the very fundamental basis of the mind, will also be mutable and subject to choice. We will merge with our machines, as Kurzweil puts it. The boundary between mind and computing device, between the individual and his or her tools, will blur. Over the course of the ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Purpose of review The current review highlights the most relevant articles on lung infections following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT) published over the last year. Between 30 and 50% of HCT recipients will develop pulmonary infiltrates. These pulmonary complications may be infectious (caused by virus, bacteria, fungi, or protozoa) or noninfectious (e.g., fluid overload, heart failure, transfusion reactions like transfusion associated lung injury and transfusion-associated circulatory overload, drug reactions, engraftment syndrome, idiopathic pneumonia syndrome, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, cryptogenic org...
Source: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation - Category: Surgery Tags: INFECTIOUS COMPLICATIONS IN TRANSPLANTATION: Edited by Shimon Kusne Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Respir Crit Care Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: To date, data on OS, quality of life, PFS, response rate, or short- and long-term AEs are available from small uncontrolled trials only. The three trials included heavily pretreated participants, which had previously undergone regimens of BV or ASCT. For these participants, median OS was not reached after follow-up times of at least 16 months (more than 50% of participants with a limited life expectancy were alive at this timepoint). Only one cohort out of three only reported quality of life, with limited follow-up data so that meaningful conclusions were not possible. Serious adverse events occurred rarely. C...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research
We present the case of a 64-year-old male with known history of MM admitted with acute respiratory failure and a chest wall mass. Chest CT revealed patchy interstitial and alveolar opacities with no pulmonary masses or nodules. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was performed, with flow cytometry demonstrating monoclonal plasma cells expressing CD38, CD138 and CD56 with lambda light chain restriction. Fine Needle Aspiration of chest wall mass revealed CD138-positive cells as well.Review of the literature revealed only one other documented case of a patient presenting with both interstitial lung parenchymal involvement with MM as...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2018Source: Respiratory Investigation, Volume 56, Issue 3Author(s): Ayako Shimada, Jiro Terada, Kenji Tsushima, Yoshihisa Tateishi, Ryuzo Abe, Shigeto Oda, Motomu Kobayashi, Masaomi Yamane, Takahiro Oto, Koichiro TatsumiAbstractCases of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) bridged lung transplantation (LTx) are rare in Japan because an allocation system to prioritize patients based on urgency remains to be established. For critically ill patients who cannot wait for a brain-dead donor LTx, ECMO bridge to living-donor LTx may be the only practical option. A 21-year-old woman with pleuroparenchyma...
Source: Respiratory Investigation - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018Source: Cancer Genetics, Volumes 226–227Author(s): Hui Chen, Rajyalakshmi Luthra, Keyur P Patel, Mark Routbort, Asif Rashid, Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, Alexander Lazar, Russell Broaddus, Jawad Manekia, Rajesh R Singh, Anna YemelyanovaAbstractAnalysis of somatic mutations in solid tumors and hematologic malignancies using targeted next generation sequencing (NGS)-based assays has become part of routine oncology practice as well as clinical trials. The use of paired tumor-normal DNA samples increases confidence of somatic calls. NGS assays that utilize unique patient identifiers (SNP IDs) all...
Source: Cancer Genetics - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2018Source: Veterinary Immunology and ImmunopathologyAuthor(s): Florian Hansmann, Nicole Jungwirth, Ning Zhang, Thomas Skripuletz, Veronika Maria Stein, Andrea Tipold, Martin Stangel, Wolfgang BaumgärtnerAbstractIn recent years stem cell therapies have been broadly applied in various disease models specifically immune mediated and degenerative diseases. Whether adipose-derived stem cells might represent a useful therapeutic option in virus-triggered central nervous system diseases has not been investigated so far. Theiler’s murine encephalomyelitis (TME) and canine diste...
Source: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2018Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, Volume 51, Issue 2Author(s): Gu-Lung Lin, Hsiu-Hao Chang, Chun-Yi Lu, Chung-Ming Chen, Meng-Yao Lu, Ping-Ing Lee, Shiann-Tarng Jou, Yung-Li Yang, Li-Min Huang, Luan-Yin ChangAbstractBackgroundInvasive fungal infection (IFI) causes significant morbidity and mortality in patients with hematological malignancies, especially those with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), recurrent acute leukemia, high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The study aimed to investigate the clinical charact...
Source: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 8 July 2018Source: Veterinary Immunology and ImmunopathologyAuthor(s): Florian Hansmann, Nicole Jungwirth, Ning Zhang, Thomas Skripuletz, Veronika Maria Stein, Andrea Tipold, Martin Stangel, Wolfgang BaumgärtnerAbstractIn recent years stem cell therapies have been broadly applied in various disease models specifically immune mediated and degenerative diseases. Whether adipose-derived stem cells might represent a useful therapeutic option in virus-triggered central nervous system diseases has not been investigated so far. Theiler’s murine encephalomyelitis (TME) and canine diste...
Source: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
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