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July  2017
 

General Reports/Reviews
       

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
High-dose calcineurin inhibitor-free everolimus as a maintenance regimen for heart transplantation may be a risk factor for Pneumocystis pneumonia.
Hu YN, Lee NY, Roan JN, Hsu CH, Luo CY.
Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Apr 20.
Abstract

Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PJP) in non-HIV immunocompromised individuals.
Schoovaerts K, Dirix L, Rutten A,  et al
Acta Clin Belg. 2017 Mar 27:1-4.
Abstract

Clinical features of acute respiratory failure due to pneumocystis pneumonia in non-HIV immunocompromised patients].
Huang X, Weng L, Yi L,
et al
Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2016 Oct 18;96(38):3057-3061.
Abstract

Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection.
Siegel M, Masur H, Kovacs J
. 
Semin Respir Crit Care Med
. 2016 Apr;37(2):243-256.
Abstract

Prophylaxis for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia: is it a necessity in pulmonary patients on high-dose, chronic corticosteroid therapy without AIDS?
Liebling M, Rubio E, Ie S.
Expert Rev Respir Med. 2015 Apr;9(2):171-81..
Abstract

Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia in Patients With Autoimmune Disease on High-Dose Glucocorticoid.
Chew LC, Maceda-Galang LM, Tan YK,  et al 

J Clin Rheumatol
. 2015 Mar;21(2):72-5.
Abstract

Anti-CD20 and susceptibility to Pneumocystis Pneumonia.
Elsegeiny W, Eddens T, Chen K, Kolls JK.
Infect Immun. 2015 Mar 2.
Abstract

A Multilocus Microsatellite Genotyping Array to Investigate the Genetic Epidemiology of Pneumocystis jirovecii.
Parobek CM, Jiang LY, Patel JC,  et al
Clin Microbiol. 2014 Feb 12
Abstract

PCP: thinking beyond HIV.
Gonzalez-Estrada A, Fernandez
J
BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Dec 5;2013.
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Assembly and Annotation of Pneumocystis jirovecii from the Human Lung Microbiome.
Cushion MT, Keely SP.
MBio. 2013 Apr 16;4(2). doi:pii: e00224-13.
Paper

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Pneumocystis jirovecii Genotype Associated with Increased Death Rate of HIV-infected Patients with Pneumonia.
Rabodonirina M, Vaillant L, Taffé P,  et al

Emerg Infect Dis
. 2013 Jan;19(1):21-8
Paper

Non-HIV Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia.
Chang CH, Ruan SY, Li CC, Yu CJ.
Respirology. 2012 Nov 2.
Abstract

Pneumocystis jirovecii multilocus genotyping in pooled DNA samples: a new approach for clinical
and epidemiological studies.
Esteves F, Gaspar J, de Sousa B, et al  
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012 Mar 3.
Abstract

Granulomatous Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia associated with immune reconstituted HIV.
Sabur N, Kelly MM, Gill MJ, et al
Can Respir J. 2011 Nov;18(6):e86-8.
Abstract

Distribution of Pneumocystis jirovecii in lungs from colonized COPD patients.
Sivam S, Sciurba FC, Lucht LA,  et al

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis
. 2011 Sep;71(1):24-8.
Abstract

Stealth and Opportunism: Alternative Lifestyles of Species in the Fungal Genus Pneumocystis.
Cushion MT, Stringer JR.

Annu Rev Microbiol
. 2010 Jun 7.
Abstract

Development of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in patients with immunobullous
and connective tissue disease receiving immunosuppressive medications.
Gerhart JL, Kalaaji AN.

J Am Acad Dermatol
. 2010 Jun;62(6):957-61
Abstract

 

Cofactors
       

Drugs
 
     Infliximab

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries
 

 
Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia during infliximab therapy
Josephson ME, Kristensen LH, Andersen VC.
 
Ugeskr Laeger.
2008 Jun 9;170(24):2159-60
Abstract

Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii) Pneumonia After Infliximab Therapy: A Review of
84 Cases.
Kaur N, Mahl TC.  

Dig Dis Sci.
2007 Apr 11;
Abstract
 

HIV-Associated Pneumocystis Pneumonia 

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Long-Term Serologic Responses to the Pneumocystis jirovecii Major Surface Glycoprotein in HIV-Positive
Individuals With and Without P. jirovecii Infection.
Walzer PD, Djawe K, Levin L, Daly KR, et al 

J Infect Dis
. 2009 Mar 19.

Abstract
 
Malignancy-Associated Pneumocystis carinii Infection

          Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
Polymerase chain reaction positivity of Pneumocystis jirovecii during primary lung cancer treatment.
Mori H, Ohno Y, Ito F. et al|
Jpn J Clin Oncol. 2010 Jul;40(7):658-62.
Abstract

Diagnosis/Diagnostics

         Journal Papers, Abstracts, and Commentaries

 
FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Comparison of quantitative real-time PCR and direct immunofluorescence for the detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii
Moodley B, Tempia S, Frean JA.
PLoS One. 2017 Jul 6;12(7):e0180589
Paper

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii in oral wash from immunosuppressed patients as a diagnostic tool.
Hviid CJ, Lund M, Sørensen A, et al
PLoS One. 2017 Mar 30;12(3):e0174012.
Paper

Comparison of three cost effective staining methods for detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii.
Homayouni MM, Rostami A, Gholizadeh H,
J Parasit Dis. 2017 Mar;41(1):298-301
Abstract

Detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii by nested PCR in HIV-negative patients with pulmonary disease.
Santos CR, de Assis ÂM, Luz EA,et al
Rev Iberoam Micol. 2017 Feb 14. ii
Abstract

Clinical significance of positive Pneumocystis jirovecii polymerase chain reaction in non-human immunodeficiency virus immunocompromised patients in a real practice.
Lee HY, Kang HS, Lee HY,
Korean J Intern Med. 2016 Dec 13.
Abstract

Evaluation of a new commercial real-time PCR assay for diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia and identification of dihydropteroate synthase (DHPS) mutations.
Montesinos I, Delforge ML, Ajjaham F, et al

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis
. 2016 Oct 7.
Abstract

Usefulness of Bronchoscopic Probe-Based Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy in the Diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia.
Shafiek H, Fiorentino F, Cosio BG, et al
Respiration. 2016 Jul 1;92(1).
Abstract

Performances of four real-time PCR assays for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.
Sasso M, Chastang-Dumas E, Bastide S, et al 

J Clin Microbio
l
. 2015 Dec 30.
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Evaluation of Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay for the Detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii in Immunocompromised Patients..
Singh P, Singh S, Mirdha BR, et al

Mol Biol
Int
. 2015;2015:819091.
Paper

Pneumocystis pneumonia in HIV patients: a diagnostic challenge till date.
Kaur R, Wadhwa A, Bhalla P, Dhakad MS.

Med Mycol
. 2015 Aug 1;53(6):587-92
Abstract

Comparison of 2 real-time PCR assays for diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and non-HIV immunocompromised patients.
Montesinos I, Brancart F, Schepers K, et al
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2015 Mar 12
Abstract

Endobronchial Ultrasound With Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy: A Novel Approach in Diagnosing Pneumocystis jiroveci in Mediastinal Lymph Node.
Moualla M, Saeed A.

Chest
. 2014 Oct 1;146(4_MeetingAbstracts):169A
Abstract

Diagnostic value of direct fluorescence antibody staining for detecting Pneumocystis jirovecii in expectorated sputum from patients with HIV infection.
Choe PG, Kang YM, Kim G, et al
Med Mycol. 2014 Apr 1;52(3):326-30.

Abstract

Usefulness of (1-3) beta-D glucan in early diagnosing Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia: a case report.
Atalay MA, Koc AN, Kaynar LG,
Infez Med. 2014 Mar 1;22(1):58-62.
Abstract

Use of real-time polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia in immunocompromised patients: a meta-analysis.
Summah H, Zhu YG, Falagas ME,  et al
Chin Med J (Engl). 2013 May;126(10):1965-1973.
Abstract

The use of nasopharyngeal aspirat for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis pneumonia.
To KK, Wong SC, Xu T, et al

J Clin Microbiol
. 2013 Feb 13
Abstract

FULL-TEXT ARTICLE
Molecular detection of pneumocystis jirovecii in patients with respiratory tract infections.
Alli OA, Ogbolu DO, Ademola O, Oyenike MA.
N Am J Med Sci. 2012 Oct;4(10):479-85.
Paper

Real-Time PCR Assay for the Diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia.
Fillaux J, Berry A.
Methods Mol Biol. 2013;943:159-70
Abstract

Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for the survival of Pneumocystis pneumonia patients without
human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Asai N, Motojima S, Ohkuni Y, Matsunuma R,  et al

J Infect Chemother
. 2012 Jun 13..
Abstract

Pneumocystis jiroveci Pneumonia: High-Resolution CT Findings in Patients With and Without HIV Infection.
Kanne JP, Yandow DR, Meyer CA. AJR
Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jun;198(6):W555-61
Abstract

Performance of 2 commercial real-time polymerase chain reaction assays for the detection of Aspergillus
and Pneumocystis DNA in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples from critical care patients.
Orsi CF, Gennari W, Venturelli C, et al 

Diagn Microbiol Infect Di
s
. 2012 Apr 11
Abstract

Blood (1->3)-{beta}-D-Glucan as a Diagnostic Test for HIV-Related Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia.
Sax PE, Komarow L, Finkelman MA, et al

Clin Infect Dis
.
2011 Jul;53(2):197-202.
Abstract

Accuracy of serum LDH elevation for the diagnosis of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia.
Vogel MN, Weissgerber P, Goeppert B, et al

Swiss Med Wkly
. 2011 Apr 29;141:w13184.
Abstract

Molecular diagnosis of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in immunocompromised patients.
Jarboui MA, Sellami A, Sellami H,  et al

Mycoses
. 2010 Jul;53(4):329-33.
Abstract

Update on the diagnosis and treatment of Pneumocystis pneumonia.
Carmona EM, Limper AH
Ther Adv Respir Dis. 2010 Aug 24.
Abstract

FULL-TEXT PDF ARTICLE
Infrequent detection of Pneumocystis jirovecii by PCR in oral wash specimens from TB patients
with or without HIV and healthy contacts in Tanzania.
Jensen L, Jensen AV, Praygod G,  et al

BMC Infect Dis
. 2010 May 28;10(1):140
Paper

Prognostic value of C-reactive protein in HIV-infected patients with Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia.
Sage EK, Noursadeghi M, Evans HE,  et al  
Int J STD AIDS. 2010 Apr;21(4):288-92.
Abstract

Diagnostic significance of nested polymerase chain reaction for sensitive detection of Pneumocystis
jirovecii in respiratory clinical specimens.
Gupta R, Mirdha BR, Guleria R, et al  
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2009 Aug;64(4):381-8.
Abstract

Molecular diagnosis of Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in immunocompromised patients.
Jarboui MA, Sellami A, Sellami H, et al 

Mycoses
. 2009 Jun 1.
Abstract

Real-time PCR is more specific than conventional PCR for induced sputum diagnosis of
Pneumocystis pneumoniain immunocompromised patients without HIV infection.
Fujisawa T, Suda T, Matsuda H, et al  

Respirology
. 2009 Mar;14(2):203-9
Abstract

Polymerase chain reaction for diagnosing pneumocystis pneumonia in non-HIV immunocompromised
patients with pulmonary infiltrates.
Azoulay E, Bergeron A, Chevret S, et al

Chest
. 2009 Mar;135(3):655-61.
Abstract
 

 
 


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