Some Selected Abstracts:


Murin S, Bilello KS. Respiratory tract infections: another reason not to smoke. Cleve Clin J Med. 2005 Oct;72(10):916-20. Review.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California at Davis School of Medicine, Veterans Administration Northern California Health Care System, Sacramento 95817, USA.

Smoking is a risk factor for a number of pulmonary infections, probably because of its adverse effects on respiratory defenses. It is associated with increased morbidity and mortality from pneumonia and influenza, as well as more days lost from work from lesser respiratory infections. Patients who smoke need to be informed about their increased risk of respiratory infections and of the benefits of both being vaccinated and stopping smoking.

Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

14042.  Ayed AK, Al-Rowayeh A. Lung resection in children for infectious pulmonary diseases. Pediatr Surg Int. 2005 Aug;21(8):604-8.

14043.   Bartholomew C, Bartholomew M, Jones A. HIV transmission from surrogate breastfeeding. Lancet. 2005 Nov 26;366(9500):1902.

14044    Bidwell JL, Pachner RW. Hemoptysis: diagnosis and management. Am Fam Physician. 2005 Oct 1;72(7):1253-60. Review.

14045    Bobat R, Coovadia H, Stephen C, Naidoo KL, McKerrow N, Black RE, Moss WJ. Safety and efficacy of zinc supplementation for children with HIV-1 infection in South Africa: a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2005 Nov 26;366(9500):1862-7.

14046.   Cayley WE Jr. Diagnosing the cause of chest pain. Am Fam Physician. 2005 Nov 15;72(10):2012-21. Review.

14047.   Demedts M, Behr J, Buhl R, Costabel U, Dekhuijzen R, Jansen HM, MacNee W, Thomeer M, Wallaert B, Laurent F, Nicholson AG, Verbeken EK, Verschakelen J, Flower CD, Capron F, Petruzzelli S, De Vuyst P, van den Bosch JM, Rodriguez-Becerra E, Corvasce G, Lankhorst I, Sardina M, Montanari M; IFIGENIA Study Group. High-dose acetylcysteine in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. N Engl J Med. 2005 Nov 24;353(21):2229-42.

14048.    Donowitz GR. Commentary: are care guidelines useful in community-acquired pneumonia? Value hinges on improving outcomes. Postgrad Med. 2005 Oct;118(4):13-4, 17.

14049.   Enarson PM, Enarson DA, Gie R. Management of pneumonia in the child aged 0 to 8 weeks. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2005 Oct;9(10):1083-7. Review.

14050.  Goodnight WH, Soper DE. Pneumonia in pregnancy. Crit Care Med. 2005 Oct;33(10 Suppl):S390-7. Review.

14051.   Masia M, Gutierrez F, Shum C, Padilla S, Navarro JC, Flores E, Hernandez I. Usefulness of procalcitonin levels in community-acquired pneumonia according to the patients outcome research team pneumonia severity index. Chest. 2005 Oct;128(4):2223-9.

14052.   Meyer D. Eye signs that alert the clinician to a diagnosis of AIDS. SADJ. 2005 Oct;60(9):386-7.

14053.   Miles F, Voss L, Segedin E, Anderson BJ. Review of Staphylococcus aureus infections requiring admission to a paediatric intensive care unit. Arch Dis Child. 2005 Dec;90(12):1274-8.

14054.   Morgan M. Staphylococcus aureus, Panton-Valentine leukocidin, and necrotising pneumonia. BMJ. 2005 Oct 8;331(7520):793-4.

14055.     Morovic M. Q Fever pneumonia: are clarithromycin and moxifloxacin alternative treatments only? Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2005 Nov;73(5):947-8.

14056.    Muthukumaran CS, Govindaraj PR, Vettukattil J. Testicular swelling with pneumonia and septicaemia: a rare presentation of right-sided endocarditis. Cardiol Young. 2005 Oct;15(5):532-3.

14057.    Phillips J, Palmer A, Baliga R. Glomerulonephritis associated with acute pneumococcal pneumonia: a case report. Pediatr Nephrol. 2005 Oct;20(10):  1494-5.


14058.     Bhasin R, Arce FC, Pasmantier R. Hypoglycemia associated with the use of gatifloxacin. Am J Med Sci. 2005 Nov;330(5):250-3.

14059.   Boeckh M, Erard V, Zerr D, Englund J. Emerging viral infections after hematopoietic cell transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2005 Dec;9 Suppl 7:48-54. Review.

14060.   Gupta R, Gupta A, Goyal V, Guleria R, Kumar A. Mycoplasma pneumonia associated with rhabdomyolysis and the Guillain-Barre syndrome. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci. 2005 Oct-Dec;47(4):305-8.

14061.   Suzuki K, Hirano K, Onodera N, Takahashi T, Tanaka H. Acute IgA nephropathy associated with mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. Pediatr Int. 2005 Oct;47(5):583-5.

14062.   Teig N, Anders A, Schmidt C, Rieger C, Gatermann S. Chlamydophila pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae in respiratory specimens of children with chronic lung diseases. Thorax. 2005 Nov;60(11):962-6.


14063.     Kellner JD, Church DL, MacDonald J, Tyrrell GJ, Scheifele D. Progress in the prevention of pneumococcal infection. CMAJ. 2005 Nov 8;173(10):1149-51.

14064.   Nagel BH, Williams H, Stewart L, Paul J, Stumper O. Splenic state in surviving patients with visceral heterotaxy. Cardiol Young. 2005 Oct;15(5):469-73.



14065.     Ajayi MT, Oladokun RA, Falade AG. Antibiotic treatment of community acquired pneumonia in well-nourished young Nigerian children. J Trop Pediatr. 2005 Oct;51(5):319-20.  .

14066.  Baughman RP, Glauser MP. Managing serious infections in the hospital: a new model. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2005 Oct;11 Suppl 5:1-3.

14067.   Bender BS. Quality of care in U.S. hospitals. N Engl J Med. 2005 Oct 27;353(17):1860-1; author reply 1860-1.

14068.   Bercault N, Wolf M, Runge I, Fleury JC, Boulain T. Intrahospital transport of critically ill ventilated patients: a risk factor for ventilator-associated pneumonia--a matched cohort study. Crit Care Med. 2005 Nov;33(11):2471-8.

14069.  Bua J, Marchetti F, Barbi E, Sarti A, Ventura A. Tremors and chorea induced by trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole in a child with Pneumocystis pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2005 Oct;24(10):934-5.

14070.     Drehobl MA, De Salvo MC, Lewis DE, Breen JD. Single-dose azithromycin microspheres vs clarithromycin extended release for the treatment of mild-to-moderate community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Chest. 2005 Oct;128(4):2230-7.

14071.   Goldmann K, Jakob C. Prevention of aspiration under general anesthesia by use of the size 2 ProSeal laryngeal mask airway in a 6-year-old boy: a case report. Paediatr Anaesth. 2005 Oct;15(10):886-9.

14072.    Milbrandt EB, Angus DC. What's in a day? Chest. 2005 Nov;128(5):3091-3.

14073.   Rello J, Diaz E, Rodriguez A. Advances in the management of pneumonia in the intensive care unit: review of current thinking. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2005 Oct;11 Suppl 5:30-8. Review.

14074.  Russell G. Paediatric respiratory mortality: past triumphs, future challenges. Thorax. 2005 Dec;60(12):985-6.  .

14075.  Yang YY, Lin HC. Bacterial infections in patients with cirrhosis. J Chin Med Assoc. 2005 Oct;68(10):447-51. Review.