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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
#1
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429151/corynebacterium-species-nasopharyngeal-carriage-in-asymptomatic-individuals-aged%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-65%C3%A2-years-in-germany
#2
Barbara Teutsch, Anja Berger, Durdica Marosevic, Katharina Schönberger, Thiên-Trí Lâm, Kerstin Hubert, Steffi Beer, Peter Wienert, Nikolaus Ackermann, Heike Claus, Maria Drayß, Kathrin Thiel, Mark van der Linden, Ulrich Vogel, Andreas Sing
PURPOSE: The prevalence of protective anti-diphtheria toxin antibodies decreases with age. Therefore, the elderly might serve as reservoir for potentially toxigenic Corynebacterium (C.) species (C. diphtheriae, C. ulcerans, and C. pseudotuberculosis). This study aimed to examine the colonization rate of the nasopharynx with corynebacteria of individuals aged 65 years and older. METHODS: In the period from October 2012 to June 2013, nasal and throat swabs were taken from 714 asymptomatic subjects aged 65-106 years (average age 77...
April 20, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417421/a-review-of-infectious-complications-after-haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantations
#3
REVIEW
Erden Atilla, Pinar Ataca Atilla, Sinem Civriz Bozdağ, Taner Demirer
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation from haploidentical donor is a feasible option for patients with hematological diseases who lack a suitable HLA-matched donor, but viral and fungal infections are still the most common causes of morbidity and mortality in haploidentical transplantation setting because of delayed immune reconstitution, increased risk of graft vs host disease (GvHD) or systemic steroid use. Therefore, this review will focus on the infectious complications after haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)...
April 17, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405941/public-knowledge-and-behaviours-concerning-antibiotic-use-and-resistance-in-france-a-cross-sectional-survey
#4
Béatrice Demoré, Lucie Mangin, Gianpiero Tebano, Céline Pulcini, Nathalie Thilly
PURPOSE: To evaluate knowledge and behaviours concerning antibiotics and bacterial resistance in the French population, and to identify the socio-demographic factors associated with a high level of such knowledge and appropriate behaviours. METHODS: A survey of the general population was conducted in 2015 in northeast France. The 44-item standardized questionnaire used comprised three parts, focusing on the assessment of knowledge, behaviours, and the collection of main socio-demographic characteristics of respondents (gender, age, having children, education level, and profession)...
April 12, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397171/pediatric-antibiotic-stewardship-successful-interventions-to-reduce-broad-spectrum-antibiotic-use-on-general-pediatric-wards
#5
Katharina Kreitmeyr, Ulrich von Both, Alenka Pecar, Johannes P Borde, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Johannes Huebner
PURPOSE: Antibiotic stewardship programs (ASP) optimize antibiotic usage and combat antibiotic resistance of bacteria. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of specific ASP interventions on antibiotic consumption in general pediatric wards. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study to compare a pre-intervention (Sept.-Dec. 2014) and post-intervention (Sept.-Dec. 2015) period. An ASP bundle was established including (1) infectious diseases (ID) ward rounds (prospective-audit-with-feedback), (2) ID consultation service, (3) internal guidelines on empiric antibiotic therapy...
April 10, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389926/influence-of-molecular-characteristics-in-the-prognosis-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-prosthetic-joint-infections-beyond-the-species-and-the-antibiogram
#6
Irene Muñoz-Gallego, Jaime Lora-Tamayo, Dafne Pérez-Montarelo, Patricia Brañas, Esther Viedma, Fernando Chaves
We have explored the relationship of phenotypic (antibiogram, β-haemolysis, agr functionality, biofilm formation) and genotypic characteristics on the prognosis of 18 cases of methicillin-resistant S. aureus prosthetic joint infection (2005-2015). All isolates belonged to CC5, and had agr type II. This pilot study suggests that phage-borne genes belonging to the immune evasion cluster (chp, sak and scn) were more frequent among episodes with treatment failure (80.0 vs. 37.5%).
April 7, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386807/acute-human-herpes-virus-7-hhv-7-encephalitis-in-an-immunocompetent-adult-patient-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#7
Nicoletta Riva, Iacopo Franconi, Marianna Meschiari, Erica Franceschini, Cinzia Puzzolante, Gianluca Cuomo, Alessandro Bianchi, Francesca Cavalleri, Maurilio Genovese, Cristina Mussini
We report a case of an acute HHV-7 encephalitis involving the nucleus of the VI cranial nerve in an immunocompetent host. The patient was an adult male admitted to our Clinic with headache, diplopia, fever, nausea, vertigo, asthenia and general malaise. PCR for viral and bacterial genomes was run on both serum and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) after performing lumbar puncture, resulting positive only for HHV-7 DNA on CSF. MRI showed hyperintensity in FLAIR signal in the dorsal pons, in the area of the VI cranial nerve nucleus...
April 6, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365900/invasive-listeriosis-in-a-patient-with-several-episodes-of-antibiotic-associated-colitis-presumably-due-to-clostridium-difficile
#8
Novella Carannante, Pasquale Pagliano, Marco Rossi, Vittorio Attanasio, Carolina Rescigno, Laura Corte, Carlo Tascini, Gianluigi Cardinali
A 62-year-old man developed a blood stream infection and meningitis due to Listeria monocytogenes, 20 days after an episode of pseudo-membranous colitis. The patient, hospitalized for the first time for transurethral prostatectomy, was readmitted 20 days later with watery diarrhea. Pseudo-membranous colitis was diagnosed and treated successfully, without testing for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). After 15 more days, the patient developed again diarrhea, fever and confusion. Hospitalized again, blood and cerebrospinal fluid cultures resulted positive for L...
April 1, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353153/good-tolerability-of-high-dose-colistin-based-therapy-in-patients-with-haematological-malignancies
#9
Sara Grignolo, Paola Tatarelli, Fabio Guolo, Paola Minetto, Giulia Rivoli, Daniela Guardo, Valerio Del Bono, Riccardo Varaldo, Francesca Gualandi, Filippo Ballerini, Annamaria Raiola, Marco Gobbi, Claudio Viscoli, Malgorzata Mikulska
PURPOSE: Colistin is usually the only drug fully active against multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria, but its nephrotoxicity might limit its use. Recent pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic data suggest that high dose of colistin, preceded by a loading dose, are needed to maximize its antibacterial effect. The aim of this study was to determine the safety of high doses colistin, in haematology population. METHODS: A retrospective review of haematology patients who received high dose colistin-based therapy in years 2011-2016 was performed...
March 28, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349491/low-incidence-of-the-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-among-hiv-infected-patients-starting-antiretroviral-therapy-in-gabon-a-prospective-cohort-study
#10
S Janssen, K Osbak, R Holman, S Hermans, A Moekotte, M Knap, E Rossatanga, M Massinga-Loembe, A Alabi, A Adegnika, C Meenken, M van Vugt, P G Kremsner, G Meintjes, T van der Poll, M P Grobusch
There is a paucity of data on the immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS) in the Central African region. We followed ART-naive HIV-infected patients initiating antiretroviral therapy in an HIV clinic in Gabon, for 6 months. Among 101 patients, IRIS was diagnosed in five. All IRIS cases were mucocutaneous manifestations. There were no cases of tuberculosis (TB) IRIS, but active TB (n = 20) was associated with developing other forms of IRIS (p = 0.02). Six patients died. The incidence of IRIS is low in Gabon, with mild, mucocutaneous manifestations...
March 27, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341896/role-of-conservative-management-in-tubercular-abdominal-cocoon-a-case-series
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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