Influenza A H1N1 associated acute glomerulonephritis in an adolescent
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Garyfallia Syridou, Ioannis Drikos, Artemis Vintila, Antigoni Pegkou, Loukia Zografou, Panagiotis Roungas, Eleni Papa, Dimitris Kyriazopoulos, Olga Savelieva, Antonopoulou EleniAbstractInfluenza virus primarily affects the respiratory system. It rarely causes extrapulmonary complications, with otitis media and febrile seizures being the most common in children. Acute glomerulonephritis as a complication of H1N1 influenza virus infection has been described only sporadically.Herein we present a case of acute glomerulonephritis in a previously healthy adolescent, in the context of infection with influenza A H1N1 virus.A 15-year old adolescent was admitted to our pediatric department due to fever, pharyngitis, cough, vomit, dizziness and fatigue. Based on his symptoms and the seasonal epidemiology, empiric treatment with oseltamivir was initiated while waiting for RT-PCR for influenza virus in pharyngeal swab, which was positive for A H1N1 influenza virus. In the first 24 hours of admission, the patient presented macroscopic haematuria, which completely subsided in the following days, along with fever recession. The urine microscopic analysis showed findings compatible with acute glomerulonephritis. The patient remained normotasic while his biochemical profile including renal function, as well as further investigation of hematuria (immunoglobulins, C3, C4, ANA, anti-DNA, U / S) were all normal.ASTO...
Conclusions: The findings indicate that hospitalizations are associated with a significant increase in mortality in patients recently diagnosed with HF. It is important to reinforce the need for the prevention of acute decompensated HF and for strategies to improve post-discharge outcomes. PMID: 31702737 [PubMed - in process]
This study examines the associations of seasonal influenza severity as well as current and prior year ’s vaccine effectiveness with yearly influenza vaccination rates stratified by age groups.
The pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema can repetitively occur in human H5N6 virus pneumonia. Prompt treatment of this uncommon complication is important for successful rescue of patients with H5N6 virus pneumonia. AbstractThe pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema can repetitively occur in human H5N6 virus pneumonia. Prompt treatment of this uncommon complication is important for successful rescue of patients with H5N6 virus pneumonia.
Conclusions: Children with fetal alcohol syndrome have a higher need for early developmental promotion such as speech treatment, ergotherapy, and physiotherapy. Mouthbreathing, habits, and lack of breastfeeding may result in orthodontic treatment needs. High DMFT and modified DDE indexes hint at a higher treatment and prevention need in dentistry.
This study presents the first evidence that the transcriptional regulator VjbR has important function in B. canis. In addition, according to its reduced virulence and the protective immunity it induces in mice, it can be a potential live attenuated vaccine against B. canis.
We report 12 cases treated for suspected EVALI at our medical centre between June 6, 2019, and Sept 15, 2019. Ten (83%) patients had dyspnoea, fever, and emesis and nine (75%) had cough. 11 (92%) patients reported the use of e-cigarette cartridges containing tetrahydrocannabinol oil. Although eight (67%) patients required admission to the intensive care unit for hypoxaemic respiratory failure, no deaths occurred. The median hospitalisation duration was 7 days (IQR 7–8). All patients completing follow up (6 [50%]) had resolution of previous chest CT findings and normal spirometry. The clinical algorithm focuses on the...
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2019Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck DiseasesAuthor(s): L. Skoloudik, D. Kalfert, T. Valenta, V. Chrobok
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Tamer A. Mesallam, Abdulsalam A. BaqaysAbstractIntroductionMany laryngeal-related problems have been attributed to laryngopharyngeal reflux including dysphonia, frequent throat clearing, chronic cough, and globus sensation. However, there is still controversy regarding diagnosis and clinical presentation of this disorder.ObjectiveThe main objective of this study is to describe laryngopharyngeal reflux characteristics of different reflux position patterns in laryngopharyngeal reflux patients diagnosed with orophary...