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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378540/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-immune-cell-metabolism-in-sepsis
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REVIEW
Dae Won Park, Jaroslaw W Zmijewski
Sepsis is a life threatening condition mediated by systemic infection, but also triggered by hemorrhage and trauma. These are significant causes of organ injury implicated in morbidity and mortality, as well as post-sepsis complications associated with dysfunction of innate and adaptive immunity. The role of cellular bioenergetics and loss of metabolic plasticity of immune cells is increasingly emerging in the pathogenesis of sepsis. This review describes mitochondrial biology and metabolic alterations of immune cells due to sepsis, as well as indicates plausible therapeutic opportunities...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332349/antimicrobial-stewardship-with-intravenous-to-oral-conversion-and-future-directions-of-antimicrobial-stewardship
#2
EDITORIAL
Shin Woo Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332348/molecular-epidemiology-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus
#3
REVIEW
Bum Sik Chin
During the evolution of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), transmissions between humans and primates resulted in multiple HIV lineages in humans. This evolution has been rapid, giving rise to a complex classification and allowing for worldwide spread and intermixing of subtypes, which has consequently led to dozens of circulating recombinant forms. In the Republic of Korea, 12,522 cases of HIV infection have been reported between 1985, when AIDS was first identified, and 2015. This review focuses on the evolution of HIV infection worldwide and the molecular epidemiologic characteristics of HIV in Korea...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332347/overuse-of-diagnostic-testing-in-the-management-of-korean-patients-with-acute-pyelonephritis
#4
EDITORIAL
Seong Yeon Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332346/evaluation-of-lipid-profile-changes-in-pediatric-patients-with-acute-mononucleosis
#5
Shirin Sayyahfar, Amin Lavasani, Alireza Nateghian, Abdollah Karimi
BACKGROUND: Acute Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection could lead to atherogenic lipid profile changes in adults; while there is no evidence about the children with Infectious mononucleosis (IM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the lipid profile of the children in acute phase of mononucleosis and two months after the recovery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2010 through 2012, 36 children with IM aged 1-10 years were enrolled in a prospective cross-sectional study...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332345/high-incidence-of-virulence-factors-among-clinical-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates-in-southwestern-iran
#6
Hamid Heidari, Somayeh Hasanpour, Hadi Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie, Mohammad Motamedifar
BACKGROUND: Over the past two decades, enterococci have emerged as an important agent responsible for hospital acquired infection. Several virulence factors contribute to the adherence, colonization, evasion of the host immune response, and pathogenicity and severity of the infection. Enterococcus faecalis is the most common and virulent species causing infections in hospitalized patients. The aim of the present study was to examine the prevalence of genes encoding virulence factors and antimicrobial resistance patterns of E...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332344/impact-of-intervention-by-an-antimicrobial-stewardship-team-on-conversion-from-intravenous-to-oral-fluoroquinolones
#7
Soh Mee Park, Hyung Sook Kim, Young Mi Jeong, Jung Hwa Lee, Eunsook Lee, Euni Lee, Kyoung Ho Song, Hong Bin Kim, Eu Suk Kim
BACKGROUND: Early conversion from intravenous to oral antibiotics plays an important role in lowering the risk of catheter-associated infections, reducing the workload of nurses, decreasing direct and indirect costs, and shortening hospital stays. In August 2015, an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) was implemented to facilitate conversion from intravenous to oral administration of fluoroquinolones in our institute. This study evaluated the clinical and economic impact of the intervention...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271653/establishment-of-experimental-murine-peritonitis-model-with-hog-gastric-mucin-for-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria
#8
Jung Yeon Park, Chulmin Park, Hye Sun Chun, Ji Hyun Byun, Sung Yeon Cho, Dong Gun Lee
Animal models are essential to studies of infectious diseases. The use of mice to test bacterial infection has been extensively reported. However, methods applied to clinical isolates, particularly for carbapenem-resistant bacteria, must be tailored according to the infection models and bacteria used. In this study, we infected 6-week-old female BALB/c mice intraperitoneally with different strains of resistant bacteria plus 3% hog gastric mucin. This method was found to be efficient and readily applicable for investigation of carbapenem-resisant Gram-negative pathogens (e...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271652/impact-of-revised-broad-spectrum-cephalosporin-clinical-and-laboratory-standards-institute-breakpoints-on-susceptibility-in-enterobacteriaceae-producing-ampc-%C3%AE-lactamase
#9
Ki Ho Park, Yong Pil Chong, Sung Han Kim, Sang Oh Lee, Mi Suk Lee, Heungsup Sung, Mi Na Kim, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Sang Ho Choi
We evaluated the impact of revised Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) breakpoints for broad-spectrum cephalosporins (BSCs) on the susceptibilities of 1,742 isolates of Enterobacter species, Serratia marcescens, Citrobacter freundii, and Morganella morganii. The 2011 CLSI criteria for cefotaxime and ceftazidime reduced the rates of susceptibility by 2.9% and 5.9%, respectively. The 2014 CLSI criteria for cefepime reduced the rate of susceptibility by 13.9%, and categorized 11.8% isolates as susceptible-dose dependent (SDD) for cefepime...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271651/mycoplasma-infection-as-a-cause-of-persistent-fever-after-intravenous-immunoglobulin-treatment-of-patients-with-kawasaki-disease-frequency-and-clinical-impact
#10
Hye Rim Park, Mi Young Han, Kyung Lim Yoon, Sung Ho Cha, Sung Kyoung Moon, Hae Woon Jung
BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma is a common cause of respiratory infections and may require differential diagnosis from Kawasaki disease (KD). In this study, we investigated the frequency and clinical manifestations of mycoplasma infection in patients with KD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 375 in-patients admitted for treatment during the acute stage of KD, were collected, and reviewed retrospectively. Of these patients, 152 (40.5%) were also tested for recent mycoplasma infection...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271650/usefulness-of-blood-cultures-and-radiologic-imaging-studies-in-the-management-of-patients-with-community-acquired-acute-pyelonephritis
#11
Yeonjae Kim, Mi Ran Seo, Seong Jong Kim, Jieun Kim, Seong Heon Wie, Yong Kyun Cho, Seung Kwan Lim, Jin Seo Lee, Ki Tae Kwon, Hyuck Lee, Hee Jin Cheong, Dae Won Park, Seong Yeol Ryu, Moon Hyun Chung, Hyunjoo Pai
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the usefulness of blood cultures and radiologic imaging studies for developing therapeutic strategies in community-acquired acute pyelonephritis (CA-APN) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively collected the clinical data of CA-APN patients who visited 11 hospitals from March 2010 to February 2011. RESULTS: Positive urine and blood cultures were obtained in 69.3% (568/820) and 42...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271647/mycobacterium-kansasii-pneumonia-with-mediastinal-lymphadenitis-in-a-patient-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-successful-treatment-to-stem-cell-transplantation
#12
Yeon Geun Choi, Sung Yeon Cho, Dong Gun Lee, Eunjung Yim, Hyonsoo Joo, Seongyul Ryu, Jae Ki Choi, Hee Je Kim
Non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease is a relatively rare cause of neutropenic fever in patients with hematologic malignancies. During the neutropenic period, performing invasive procedures for microbiological or pathological confirmation is difficult. In addition, the optimal treatment duration for NTM disease in patients with leukemia, especially prior to stem cell transplantation (SCT), has not been documented. Therefore, we report a case of pneumonia with necrotizing lymphadenitis caused by Mycobacterium kansasii diagnosed during chemotherapy being performed for acute myeloid leukemia...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271646/two-treatment-cases-of-severe-fever-and-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-with-oral-ribavirin-and-plasma-exchange
#13
In Park, Hye In Kim, Ki Tae Kwon
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging tick-borne disease. The primary symptoms associated with SFTS are fever, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, nausea, and vomiting. Disease progression shows high mortality rate accompanied with multiple organ failure, bleeding tendency, and altered mentality. However, only supportive care has been the basis for the treatment of SFTS. We are reporting two patients who showed central nervous system manifestation, but cured them with ribavirin together with plasma exchange in an early state...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271645/severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-presenting-with-rhabdomyolysis
#14
Min Gu Kim, Jiwon Jung, Sang Bum Hong, Sang Oh Lee, Sang Ho Choi, Yang Soo Kim, Jun Hee Woo, Sung Han Kim
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging febrile illness. While many kinds of severe complications including acute renal failure have been reported, rhabdomyolysis is rarely reported in association with SFTS. A 54-year-old female farmer was admitted with fever and diffuse myalgia. Laboratory finding showed thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, azotemia, extremely elevated muscle enzyme levels and myoglobinuria. We describe a fatal case of rhabdomyolysis with acute renal failure complicated by SFTS...
March 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271649/emphysematous-osteomyelitis-due-to-escherichia-coli
#15
Jinhee Lee, Chai Ho Jeong, Myun Hee Lee, Eun Gyo Jeong, Youn Jeong Kim, Sang Il Kim, Yang Ree Kim
Emphysematous osteomyelitis, especially that involving the extra-axial skeleton, is an extremely rare presentation but associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Here, we report a case in which a 58-year-old female patient with diabetes mellitus presented with emphysematous osteomyelitis that involved the sternum, clavicle, and pelvic bone and was caused by Escherichia coli via hematogenous spread of urinary tract infection. We successfully treated her with urgent and aggressive surgical drainage with prolonged antibiotics therapy...
February 7, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271648/henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-with-concurrent-cytomegalovirus-duodenitis
#16
Sae Bom Shin, Yeong Jin Choi, Jieun Lee, Bong Gye Kwak, Yong Hee Kim, Kyung Sun Ha, Jin Hyoung Kang
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic vasculitis involving the small vessels with distinct clinical features. The etiology of HSP is diverse, and viral infection is one of the many predisposing factors. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection mostly affects immune-suppressed patients, but rarely patients with normal immunity can also be affected. Authors experienced a case of HSP patient, with underlying small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) with CMV duodenitis. This is a rare case of HSP diagnosed in SCLC patient with predisposing factor of CMV infection...
February 7, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271644/a-case-of-disseminated-infection-with-skin-manifestation-due-to-non-neoformans-and-non-gattii-cryptococcus-in-a-patient-with-refractory-acute-myeloid-leukemia
#17
Sun Seob Park, Hyewon Lee, Weon Seo Park, Sang Hyun Hwang, Sang Il Choi, Mi Hong Choi, Si Won Lee, Eun Jung Ko, Young Ju Choi, Hyeon Seok Eom
Cryptococcus spp. other than Cryptococcus neoformans or Cryptococcus gattii were previously considered saprophytes and thought to be non-pathogenic to humans. However, opportunistic infections associated with non-neoformans and non-gattii species, such as Cryptococcus laurentii and Cryptococcus albidus, have increased over the past four decades. We experienced a case of cryptococcosis caused by non-neoformans and non-gattii spp. in a 47-year-old female with refractory acute myeloid leukemia after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
January 16, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032490/predictors-of-treatment-success-for-multidrug-resistant-tuberculosis
#18
EDITORIAL
Sang Won Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032489/mixed-respiratory-viral-infections-in-children-with-adenoviral-infections
#19
EDITORIAL
Jin Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032488/beyond-the-routine-influenza-surveillance
#20
EDITORIAL
Sang Ho Choi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Infection & Chemotherapy
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