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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341896/role-of-conservative-management-in-tubercular-abdominal-cocoon-a-case-series
#1
Vishal Sharma, Harshal S Mandavdhare, Surinder S Rana, Harjeet Singh, Amit Kumar, Rajesh Gupta
BACKGROUND: Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (Abdominal cocoon) is an uncommon cause of intestinal obstruction and tuberculosis is an important etiology. Appropriate management of this entity is still uncertain. METHODS: We did a retrospective analysis of patients with abdominal cocoon who were seen over a two year period at a tertiary care center in North India. We included patients with tubercular abdominal cocoon (TAC) who were managed primarily with antitubercular therapy in the present report...
March 24, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337666/joint-infection-due-to-raoultella-planticola-first-report
#2
E Bonnet, F Julia, G Giordano, J Lourtet-Hascoet
The genus Raoultella has been separated from the genus Klebsiella in 2001. Two main species are responsible for human infections: R. ornithinolytica and R. planticola. The most frequent infections due to R. planticola include cystitis, pneumonia and bacteremia (mostly in immunocompromised hosts). To date, no joint or bone infection has been reported. We describe the first case of septic arthritis due to R. planticola following an arthroscopy with intra-articular injection of corticosteroids. Evolution was favorable after arthroscopic lavage and antibiotic therapy with quinolones...
March 23, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316058/retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-and-virological-parameters-of-influenza-cases-at-four-university-hospitals-in-germany-2015
#3
Robert Heyd, Anna Maria Eis-Hübinger, Annemarie Berger, Sibylle Bierbaum, Sandra Pietzonka, Jürgen J Wenzel, Daniela Huzly, Oliver T Keppler, Marcus Panning
We conducted a retrospective observational study at four German university hospitals of patients with laboratory-confirmed influenza in 2014/2015. Overall, a fatality rate of 8% was observed. Significantly more A(H1N1)pdm09 patients were admitted to ICU compared to those with A(H3N2). However, fatal outcome was not significantly increased among A(H1N1)pdm09 cases. Nosocomial infections were seen in 17% of cases. Systematic collection of data from hospitals will complement national influenza surveillance.
March 18, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303545/low-prevalence-of-dhfr-and-dhps-mutations-in-pneumocystis-jirovecii-strains-obtained-from-a-german-cohort
#4
Isabelle Suárez, Lisa Roderus, Edeltraud van Gumpel, Norma Jung, Clara Lehmann, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Pia Hartmann, Georg Plum, Jan Rybniker
BACKGROUND: Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is an opportunistic and potentially life-threatening infection of immunocompromised individuals. A combination of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is widely used for prophylaxis and treatment of PCP. Polymorphisms in the drug targets, the dihydropteroate synthase (DHPS) or the dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) are presumably a reason for treatment failure. METHODS: We retrospectively examined the prevalence of DHPS and DHFR mutations in Pneumocystis jirovecii isolates obtained from HIV-infected and non-HIV-infected PCP patients...
March 16, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290130/the-choosing-wisely-initiative-in-infectious-diseases
#5
REVIEW
Clara Lehmann, Reinhard Berner, Johannes R Bogner, Oliver A Cornely, Katja de With, Susanne Herold, Winfried V Kern, Sebastian Lemmen, Mathias W Pletz, Bernhard Ruf, Bernd Salzberger, Hans Jürgen Stellbrink, Norbert Suttorp, Andrew J Ullmann, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Norma Jung
OBJECTIVE: "Choosing Wisely" is a growing international campaign aiming at practice changes to improve patient health and safety by both, conduct of essential and avoidance of unnecessary diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic procedures. The goal is to create an easily recognizable and distributable list ("Choosing Wisely items") that addresses common over- and underuse in the management of infectious diseases. METHODS: The German Society of Infectious Diseases (DGI) participates in the campaign "Klug Entscheiden" by the German Society of Internal Medicine...
March 13, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290129/comparison-of-influenza-and-rsv-diagnostic-from-nasopharyngeal-swabs-by-rapid-fluorescent-immunoassay-sofia-system-and-rapid-bedside-testing-binaxnow-vs-conventional-fluorescent-immunoassay-in-a-german-university-children-s-hospital
#6
Anita L Rack-Hoch, Gudrun Laniado, Johannes Hübner
The Sofia fluorescent immunoassay showed excellent sensitivity and specificity compared to conventional fluorescent immunoassay for Influenza A (Influenza B was not detected during the study period) and RSV in patients with suspected ILI (influenza-like illness). Thus the fast and easy-to-handle Sofia FIA leads to rapid and reliable diagnosis, which can be used by clinicians to avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatment and rapidly identify patients who need to be isolated upon hospital admission.
March 13, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283947/streptococcus-pyogenes-an-unusual-cause-of-salpingitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Mathieu Blot, Claire de Curraize, Arnaud Salmon-Rousseau, Sophie Gehin, Julien Bador, Pascal Chavanet, Catherine Neuwirth, Lionel Piroth, Lucie Amoureux
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pyogenes can colonize genitourinary tract, but it is a rare cause of salpingitis. CASE REPORT: We report a case of bilateral salpingitis due to Streptococcus pyogenes in a 34-year-old woman using an intra-uterine device and which occurred following a family history of recurrent S. pyogenes infections. We review 12 other cases reported in the literature, and discuss the pathophysiological mechanisms of this potentially life-threatening disease...
March 10, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276008/three-months-of-weekly-rifapentine-plus-isoniazid-for-latent-tuberculosis-treatment-in-solid-organ-transplant-candidates
#8
B M Knoll, R Nog, Y Wu, A Dhand
BACKGROUND: Isoniazid daily for 9 months is the recommended regimen for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in solid organ transplant (SOT) candidates, but its use is controversial, due to reports of hepatotoxicity and low treatment completion rates. A 12-week course of once weekly directly observed therapy (DOT) with isoniazid plus rifapentine (3HP) is a new LTBI treatment regimen. Tolerability and safety data of 3HP LTBI treatment in SOT candidates are limited. METHODS: Twelve consecutive SOT candidates who underwent DOT with 3HP for LTBI at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York, USA, between January 2013 and August 2016 were prospectively evaluated for tolerability and safety of 3HP...
March 8, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265870/correlation-between-antibiotic-consumption-and-resistance-of-bloodstream-bacteria-in-a-university-hospital-in-north-eastern-italy-2008-2014
#9
Marta Mascarello, Omar Simonetti, Anna Knezevich, Ludovica Ilaria Carniel, Jacopo Monticelli, Marina Busetti, Paolo Schincariol, Lucio Torelli, Roberto Luzzati
PURPOSE: The spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria is a worrisome problem worldwide. This study investigated the correlation between antibiotic consumption and antimicrobial resistance trends of the most important bacteria causing bacteremia at the University hospital of Trieste, Italy, from 2008 to 2014. METHODS: Antibiotic consumption (Defined Daily Dose-DDD-per 100 patient/days) and antibiotic resistance (percentage of antibiotic intermediate o resistant isolates) were analyzed independently with linear correlation by year...
March 6, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260146/simultaneous-detection-and-identification-of-sti-pathogens-by-multiplex-real-time-pcr-in-genital-tract-specimens-in-a-selected-area-of-apulia-a-region-of-southern-italy
#10
Raffaele Del Prete, Luigi Ronga, Mirella Lestingi, Grazia Addati, Umberto Filippo Angelotti, Domenico Di Carlo, Giuseppe Miragliotta
PURPOSE: Genital tract infections are globally a major cause of morbidity in sexually active individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and associations of co-infections of Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Trichomonas vaginalis, Mycoplasma hominis (MH), Mycoplasma genitalium, Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) and Ureaplasma parvum (UP) in specimens collected from female (SF) and male (SM) patients. METHODS: 1575 samples from 1575 individuals from the geographical area around Bari, Apulia region in Southern Italy, were collected and analyzed by a multiplex Real-Time PCR (mRT-PCR) (Anyplex(TM) II STI-7, Seegene, Inc...
March 4, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251506/pyogenic-arthritis-pyoderma-gangrenosum-and-acne-papa-syndrome-differential-diagnosis-of-septic-arthritis-by-regular-detection-of-exceedingly-high-synovial-cell-counts
#11
REVIEW
W Löffler, P Lohse, T Weihmayr, W Widenmayer
Pyogenic arthritis, pyoderma gangrenosum and acne syndrome was diagnosed in a 42-year-old patient, after an unusual persistency of high synovial cell counts had been noticed. Clinical peculiarities and problems with diagnosing septic versus non-septic arthritis are discussed.
March 1, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243996/multiple-molluscum-contagiosum-lesions-in-adults-suggesting-compromised-immune-system
#12
Takuya Miyagawa, Takafumi Kadono, Miki Miyazaki, Shinichi Sato
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243995/septic-pulmonary-emboli-detected-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-children-with-s-aureus-catheter-related-bacteremia
#13
A Méndez-Echevarria, M Coronado-Poggio, F Baquero-Artigao, T Del Rosal, S Rodado-Marina, C Calvo, L Domínguez-Gadea
PURPOSE: The role of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) in the diagnosis of metastatic infectious foci in children with catheter-related blood stream infection has been hardly studied, although some authors have reported it benefit in the screening of metastatic foci in adult population. Septic pulmonary emboli are among the most difficult to identify, because many cases do not present pulmonary complaints or abnormal chest radiography...
February 27, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236250/group-b-streptococcal-disease-in-infants-in-the-first-year-of-life-a-nationwide-surveillance-study-in-japan-2011-2015
#14
Kousaku Matsubara, Kiyoshi Hoshina, Masatoshi Kondo, Isao Miyairi, Yoshiya Yukitake, Yusuke Ito, Kisei Minami, Ryuichi Genkawa
PURPOSE: This study aimed to describe the epidemiology of childhood group B streptococcus (GBS) disease including late late-onset disease (LLOD) and to clinically characterize recurrent cases and twin-sibling cases in Japan. METHODS: We collected information on infants (<1 year of age) with invasive GBS disease and institutional information about births and transfers through a nationwide questionnaire between 2011 and 2015. RESULTS: We identified 133 infants with early-onset disease (EOD), 274 late-onset disease (LOD), and 38 LLOD from 149 institutes...
February 25, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236249/a-retrospective-study-of-viral-central-nervous-system-infections-relationship-amongst-aetiology-clinical-course-and-outcome
#15
Guido Calleri, Valentina Libanore, Silvia Corcione, Francesco G De Rosa, Pietro Caramello
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical pattern of viral central nervous system (CNS) infections and compare meningitis and encephalitis. METHODS: This is a retrospective study reporting the clinical characteristics and outcome of 138 cases of viral meningitis and meningoencephalitis in a real life experience at a referral centre in Turin, Northern Italy. RESULTS: Enteroviruses were predominant in younger patients who were mainly presenting with signs of meningitis, had shorter hospital admission and absence of complications, whereas herpesviruses had more often signs of encephalitis, were more frequent in elderly patients, had longer hospital admission and frequent complications and sequelae...
February 24, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28233110/subacute-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-as-a-rare-cause-of-pneumothorax-in-immunocompetent-patient-brief-report
#16
Tatjana Adzic Vukicevic, Aleksandra Dudvarski-Ilic, Vladimir Zugic, Goran Stevanovic, Salvatore Rubino, Aleksandra Barac
Subacute invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) represents a form of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis which affects immunocompetent individuals or mildly immunocompromised persons with underlying pulmonary disease. Pneumothorax can be a rare complication of subacute IPA due to a leakage of air from an air-filled lung cavitation into the pleural space. Herein, we report rare and unusual case of pneumothorax in a patient with pulmonary cavity infection. A 40-year-old woman was admitted to thoracic surgery due to complete pneumothorax of the left lung...
February 23, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220379/pulmonary-mucormycosis-clinical-features-and-outcomes
#17
Erica Lin, Teng Moua, Andrew H Limper
PURPOSE: Mucormycosis encompasses a group of opportunistic fungal infections caused by Zygomycetes, order Mucorales. Mucormycosis can manifest as rhino-orbito-cerebral, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, cutaneous, and disseminated infections. Pulmonary mucormycosis is the second most common presentation. This manuscript characterizes the demographics, clinical presentation, diagnostic procedures, radiologic findings, therapeutic interventions, and outcome in pulmonary mucormycosis. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data of 35 patients with pulmonary mucormycosis from 2000 to 2015...
February 20, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214953/amplification-of-blood-smear-dna-to-confirm-disseminated-histoplasmosis
#18
T Dieng, A Massaly, D Sow, S Vellaissamy, K Sylla, R C Tine, Y Dieng, C Hennequin
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of the Histoplasma capsulatum var. capsulatum (Hcc) histoplasmosis may be underestimated West Africa, both because the diagnosis is not mentioned in the early stages of the disease and due to limited biological resources available. CASE REPORT: We report a case of disseminated histoplasmosis due to Hcc in a Senegalese HIV patient. The diagnosis was suspected following the demonstration of small encapsulated yeasts within neutrophils on a thin blood smear...
February 18, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205160/non-fermentative-gram-negative-rods-bacteremia-in-children-with-cancer-a-14-year-single-center-experience
#19
D Averbuch, C Avaky, M Harit, P Stepensky, I Fried, T Ben-Ami, V Temper, Y Peled, H Troen, R Masarwa, W Abu Ahmad, M Weintraub, S Revel-Vilk, D Engelhard
PURPOSE: Data on non-fermentative Gram-negative rods (NFGNR) bacteremia in children with malignancies are limited. The aim of this study was to present clinical picture, antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, risk factors for resistance and outcome in NFGNR bacteremia in children with cancer. METHODS: All episodes of NFGNR bacteremia occurring during 2001-2014 in children with cancer in a tertiary-care hospital were retrospectively analyzed. Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter spp...
February 15, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205159/deficits-in-knowledge-attitude-and-practice-towards-blood-culture-sampling-results-of-a-nationwide-mixed-methods-study-among-inpatient-care-physicians-in-germany
#20
Heike Raupach-Rosin, Arne Duddeck, Maike Gehrlich, Charlotte Helmke, Johannes Huebner, Mathias W Pletz, Rafael Mikolajczyk, André Karch
PURPOSE: Blood culture (BC) sampling rates in Germany are considerably lower than recommended. Aim of our study was to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practice of physicians in Germany regarding BC diagnostics. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional mixed-methods study among physicians working in inpatient care in Germany. Based on the results of qualitative focus groups, a questionnaire-based quantitative study was conducted in 2015-2016. In total, 706 medical doctors and final-year medical students from 11 out of 16 federal states in Germany participated...
February 15, 2017: Infection
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