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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616745/bacterial-meningitis-complicating-the-course-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Pasquale Pagliano, Giovanni Boccia, Francesco De Caro, Silvano Esposito
Meningitis is rarely reported in studies investigating bacterial infections in patients affected by liver cirrhosis. We investigated the findings of bacterial meningitis in patients affected by liver cirrhosis referred to our department in a 16-year period. MATERIALS: Patients with cirrhosis and bacterial meningitis were enrolled. Cirrhosis was defined by liver histology or clinical, laboratory, and ultrasonographic and endoscopic findings. Bacterial meningitis was defined by cerebro-spinal fluid pleocytosis (>10/mcl) and characteristic clinical presentation...
June 14, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608225/bacterial-growth-and-antibiotic-resistance-patterns-in-cirrhotic-ascites
#2
LETTER
Jose D Debes, Daniel Beisang, Paola Ricci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608224/concordance-between-the-old-and-new-diagnostic-criteria-for-periprosthetic-joint-infection
#3
Meeri Honkanen, Esa Jämsen, Matti Karppelin, Reetta Huttunen, Outi Lyytikäinen, Jaana Syrjänen
PURPOSE: There is no uniform definition for periprosthetic joint infection (PJI). New diagnostic criteria were formulated in an international consensus meeting in 2013 and adopted by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2016. The purpose of this study is to compare the new diagnostic criteria with the old CDC criteria from the year 1992. METHODS: Patients, who had been treated for PJI of hip or knee from 2002 to 2014, in a tertiary care hospital, were identified...
June 12, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593617/the-dangers-of-extreme-body-mass-index-values-in-patients-with-clostridium-difficile
#4
Brian H Nathanson, Thomas L Higgins, William T McGee
PURPOSE: To examine the association between body mass index (BMI) and in-hospital mortality in patients presenting with Clostridium difficile infections in emergency department visits (ED) in the USA. Infected patients with extreme BMIs may have an elevated mortality risk, but prior studies examining this question have been too small to reach definitive conclusions. METHODS: Data were from the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality during 2012...
June 7, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589415/noma-in-an-hiv-infected-patient-in-guinea-bissau-a-case-report
#5
Tina Madsen, Candida Medina, Sanne Jespersen, Christian Wejse, Bo Langhoff Hønge
BACKGROUND: Noma is a multifactorial and multibacterial opportunistic infection that initially causes necrotic gingivitis but rapidly spreads to the nearby orofacial tissue resulting in sloughing and severe deformation of the facial structures. The majority of cases are seen in young children under the age of 6 years. Noma is strongly associated with poverty, malnutrition and immunosuppression, and is often preceded by severe systemic infections such as measles and malaria. Only few cases of noma infection in adults have been described...
June 6, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577242/divergence-in-the-approach-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-inhibitor-recipients-with-coccidioidomycosis
#6
Ashley L Garrett, Stephen S Cha, Elizabeth Wack, Janis E Blair
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor α-inhibitors (TNFIs) have been associated with increased risk of certain fungal infections, including coccidioidomycosis. The optimal treatment approach to coccidioidomycosis in TNFI recipients is unknown. METHODS: We constructed an anonymous, voluntary survey for practicing pulmonary and infectious disease physicians in the state of Arizona regarding approach to TNFI patients with coccidioidomycosis. RESULTS: There is no current consensus on managing these patients...
June 2, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577241/human-infectious-diseases-and-risk-of-preeclampsia-an-updated-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Malihe Nourollahpour Shiadeh, Zahra Behboodi Moghadam, Ishag Adam, Vafa Saber, Maryam Bagheri, Ali Rostami
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia (PE) is one of the major causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality, especially in low- and middle-income countries. In recent years, a growing body of literatures suggests that infections by bacteria, viruses, and parasites and their related inflammations play an important role in the pathogenesis of PE. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Google scholar, and Cochrane databases using the following search words: "infection and preeclampsia," "bacterial infection and preeclampsia," "viral infection and preeclampsia" and "parasitic infection and preeclampsia...
June 2, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573415/published-data-do-not-support-the-notion-that-borrelia-valaisiana-is-human-pathogenic
#8
LETTER
Gabriele Margos, Andreas Sing, Volker Fingerle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573414/primary-cutaneous-nocardiosis-a-pitfall-in-the-diagnosis-of-skin-infection
#9
Mercè Grau Pérez, Antonio Casabella Pernas, María Del Pilar de la Rosa Del Rey, Rosa Torrado González
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567599/ocular-and-oto-syphilis-not-a-thing-of-the-past
#10
Chiara Papalini, Carlo Cagini, Giampietro Ricci, Maria Bruna Pasticci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 31, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555416/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-septic-bursitis
#11
Sarah B Lieber, Mary Louise Fowler, Clara Zhu, Andrew Moore, Robert H Shmerling, Ziv Paz
PURPOSE: Limited data guide practice in evaluation and treatment of septic bursitis. We aimed to characterize clinical characteristics, microbiology, and outcomes of patients with septic bursitis stratified by bursal involvement, presence of trauma, and management type. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of adult patients admitted to a single center from 1998 to 2015 with culture-proven olecranon and patellar septic bursitis. Baseline characteristics, clinical features, microbial profiles, operative interventions, hospitalization lengths, and 60-day readmission rates were determined...
May 29, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534320/infectious-keratitis-and-orthokeratology-lens-use-a-systematic-review
#12
REVIEW
Ka Wai Kam, Wing Yung, Gabriel Ka Hin Li, Li Jia Chen, Alvin L Young
PURPOSE: Myopia is a prevalent condition among Asians. Orthokeratology lens has gained popularity as a method of myopia control. This systematic review is to summarize the clinical profile of infectious keratitis in association with orthokeratology lens wear. METHODS: We searched in the PubMed and EMBASE for articles adopting the search strategy "(orthokeratology lens OR orthokeratology) AND (bacterial eye infection OR keratitis OR cornea ulcer OR microbial keratitis OR bacterial keratitis)", from the start date of the databases to August 23, 2016...
May 22, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534319/case-report-human-papilloma-virus-type-120-related-papillomatosis-mimicking-laryngeal-carcinoma
#13
Valeria Belvisi, Salvatore Martellucci, Anna Rosa Garbuglia, Cosmo Del Borgo, Stanislao Martellucci, Andrea Baiocchini, Anna Maria Manicone, Oreste Bagni, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Andrea Gallo
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between human papilloma virus (HPV) and upper respiratory tract pathology was better understood in recent years and represents now an issue of particular interest in carcinogenesis and in immunocompromised host. We describe a case in which a rare genotype HPV-related papillomatosis mimics laryngeal carcinoma in an immunocompromised host. METHODS: A 54-year-old woman with a history of HIV-HCV coinfection and anal and laryngeal cancer successfully treated some years before was hospitalized for severe dyspnea, cough and dysphagia...
May 22, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516432/measurement-of-piperacillin-plasma-concentrations-in-cancer-patients-with-suspected-infection
#14
Tobias Rachow, Verena Schlüter, Sibylle Bremer-Streck, Udo Lindig, Sebastian Scholl, Peter Schlattmann, Michael Kiehntopf, Andreas Hochhaus, Marie von Lilienfeld-Toal
BACKGROUND: Piperacillin (PIP) in combination with tazobactam is commonly used for anti-infective treatment in cancer patients. PIP exerts a time-dependent killing. Thus, the maintenance of plasma concentrations above a pre-defined target concentration for a pre-defined time may be relevant for optimal efficacy. It is assumed that PIP-plasma concentrations above the clinical breakpoint of the target pathogen [Pseudomonas aeruginosa, clinical breakpoint at minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) 16 mg/L] should be reached for 100% of the dosing interval or >4xMIC (64 mg/L) for 50% of the dosing interval...
May 17, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508238/surgical-excision-for-recurrent-herpes-simplex-virus-2-hsv-2-anogenital-infection-in-a-patient-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv
#15
Folasade Arinze, Aaron Shaver, Stephen Raffanti
Recurrent anogenital herpes simplex virus infections are common in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), of whom approximately 5% develop resistance to acyclovir. We present a case of a 49-year-old man with HIV who had an 8-year history of recurrent left inguinal herpes simplex virus type 2 ulcerations. He initially responded to oral acyclovir, but developed resistance to acyclovir and eventually foscarnet. The lesion progressed to a large hypertrophic mass that required surgical excision, which led to resolution without recurrences...
May 15, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497295/assessing-the-risk-and-disease-burden-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-among-patients-with-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-at-a-university-hospital-in-central-china
#16
Chunhui Li, Juping Duan, Sidi Liu, Xiujuan Meng, Chenchao Fu, Cui Zeng, Anhua Wu
PURPOSE: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) remains one of the major hospital-acquired infections in China. Antibiotic treatment of HAP may lead to subsequent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). Baseline data on the occurrence of CDI among HAP patients in China are currently unavailable. This study examines the risk and disease burden of CDI among HAP hospitalized patients (HAP-CDI). METHODS: We conducted a prospective study among ICU patients with HAP and hospital-onset diarrhea from January 2014 to December 2014 in a teaching hospital in China...
May 11, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484991/lipid-testing-in-infectious-diseases-possible-role-in-diagnosis-and-prognosis
#17
REVIEW
Sebastian Filippas-Ntekouan, Evangelos Liberopoulos, Moses Elisaf
INTRODUCTION: Acute infections lead to significant alterations in metabolic regulation including lipids and lipoproteins, which play a central role in the host immune response. In this regard, several studies have investigated the role of lipid levels as a marker of infection severity and prognosis. SCOPE OF REVIEW: We review here the role of lipids in immune response and the potential mechanisms underneath. Moreover, we summarize studies on lipid and lipoprotein alterations in acute bacterial, viral and parasitic infections as well as their diagnostic and prognostic significance...
May 8, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478600/optimal-duration-of-antimicrobial-therapy-for-uncomplicated-gram-negative-bloodstream-infections
#18
Avery N Nelson, Julie Ann Justo, P Brandon Bookstaver, Joseph Kohn, Helmut Albrecht, Majdi N Al-Hasan
PURPOSE: Optimal antimicrobial treatment duration for Gram-negative bloodstream infection (BSI) remains unclear. This retrospective cohort study examined effectiveness of short (7-10 days) and long (>10 days) courses of antimicrobial therapy for uncomplicated Gram-negative BSI. METHODS: Hospitalized adults with uncomplicated Gram-negative BSI at Palmetto Health hospitals in Columbia SC, USA from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2013 were identified. Multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression with propensity score adjustment was used to examine risk of treatment failure in the two groups...
May 6, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477212/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-switching-to-a-dual-therapy-with-darunavir-ritonavir-plus-raltegravir-in-hiv-infected-patients-with-hiv-1-rna-%C3%A2-50%C3%A2-cp-ml
#19
Giordano Madeddu, Stefano Rusconi, Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri, Simona Di Giambenedetto, Stefano Bonora, Alessia Carbone, Andrea De Luca, Nicola Gianotti, Antonio Di Biagio, Andrea Antinori
BACKGROUND: Nucleos(t)ide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI) toxicity may represent a threat for long-term success of combined antiretroviral therapy. Some studies have suggested a possible improvement of NRTI-related toxicity after switching to NRTI-sparing regimens. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to explore the efficacy and tolerability of switching to darunavir/ritonavir (DRV/r) plus raltegravir (RAL) while having a viral load (VL) ≤50 copies/mL in the clinical setting...
May 5, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444620/environmental-pollution-with-antimicrobial-agents-from-bulk-drug-manufacturing-industries-in-hyderabad-south-india-is-associated-with-dissemination-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-and-carbapenemase-producing-pathogens
#20
Christoph Lübbert, Christian Baars, Anil Dayakar, Norman Lippmann, Arne C Rodloff, Martina Kinzig, Fritz Sörgel
PURPOSE: High antibiotic and antifungal concentrations in wastewater from anti-infective drug production may exert selection pressure for multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. We investigated the environmental presence of active pharmaceutical ingredients and their association with MDR Gram-negative bacteria in Hyderabad, South India, a major production area for the global bulk drug market. METHODS: From Nov 19 to 28, 2016, water samples were collected from the direct environment of bulk drug manufacturing facilities, the vicinity of two sewage treatment plants, the Musi River, and habitats in Hyderabad and nearby villages...
April 26, 2017: Infection
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