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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816081/correlates-of-poor-treatment-outcomes-in-patients-with-multi-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-a-tertiary-centre-in-rivers-state
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Ezinne C Iwunze, Ibitein N Okeafor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816069/risk-of-nephrotoxicity-among-patients-who-received-vancomycin
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Yi-Chia Su, Pei-Chin Lin, Chih-Chien Wu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 17, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812401/management-of-complicated-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-a-call-for-infectious-disease-specialists
#3
Arne Tärnvik
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 16, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805474/dalbavancin-as-a-cost-effective-antibiotic
#4
Tara Nair, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Bob Ly, Mark R Wallace
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 14, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789580/a-potential-benefit-from-infectious-disease-specialist-and-stationary-ward-in-rational-antibiotic-therapy-of-complicated-skin-and-skin-structure-infections
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Iiro H Jääskeläinen, Lars Hagberg, Tommy Schyman, Asko Järvinen
BACKGROUND: Management practices of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) were compared between two areas with similar healthcare structure and low prevalence of antimicrobial resistance. METHODS: The high affinity to public health-care in the Nordic countries enabled population-based approach used in this retrospective study. The study population (n = 460) consisted of all adult residents from Helsinki (Finland) and Gothenburg (Sweden) treated in hospital due to cSSSI during 2008-2011...
August 8, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776434/pneumonia-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-no-diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-different-quantitative-tracheal-aspirates-thresholds
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J Garnacho-Montero, A Gutiérrez-Pizarraya, I Lopez-García, J C Miranda, V González-Galán, Y Corcia-Palomo, I Alonso-Araujo, L Martín-Villén, J Aznar-Martín, R Amaya-Villar
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of pneumonia in ventilated patients is challenging due to the lack of specific and definitive clinical symptoms, laboratory data or radiological abnormalities. METHODS: Based on quantitative tracheal aspirate (QTA) results, three groups of patients were compared: <10(5) cfu/ml, ≥10(5) cfu/ml and <10(6) cfu/ml, and ≥10(6) cfu/ml. We recorded demographic variables, underlying diseases and severity of illness at ICU admission...
August 4, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776433/cross-reactive-influenza-specific-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity-mediating-antibodies-in-hiv-infected-indian-individuals
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Sanketkumar Nehul, Archana Kulkarni, Shailesh Pawar, Sheela Godbole, Manisha Ghate, Madhuri Thakar
BACKGROUND: The influenza-specific antibodies mediating antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) may be important in protection against influenza. However, it is not known whether immunocompromised individuals such as HIV-infected persons who have never been vaccinated with influenza vaccine have such a response. METHODS: The anti-influenza ADCC responses were investigated in plasma samples from 50 HIV positive persons [25 long-term nonprogressors (LTNPs) and 25 progressors] and from 20 HIV-uninfected healthy individuals...
August 4, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768452/aetiology-and-clinical-features-of-facial-cellulitis-a-prospective-study
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Eivind Rath, Steinar Skrede, Haima Mylvaganam, Trond Bruun
BACKGROUND: In the early 20th century, the face was the predominant site of cellulitis. Despite a relative decrease in the incidence of facial cellulitis, it is still common. There are few studies on this condition during the last decades. The aim of this study was to describe contemporary aetiological and clinical characteristics of patients admitted to hospital with non-suppurative facial cellulitis. METHODS: Patients were included prospectively. Clinical details, comorbidities and biochemistry results were recorded...
August 2, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768449/recurrent-fuo-due-to-intermittent-enterobacter-cloacae-bacteremias-from-an-infected-pacemaker-lead-diagnosed-by-gallium-scan
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Burke A Cunha, Ismail Jimada
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) refers to fevers of ≥101° F that persist for ≥3 weeks and remain undiagnosed after a focused inpatient or outpatient workup. FUO may be due to infectious, malignant/neoplastic, rheumatic/inflammatory, or miscellaneous disorders. Recurrent FUOs are due to the same causes of classical FUOs. Recurrent FUOs may have continuous or intermittent fevers and are particularly difficult to diagnose. With intermittent fever, recurrent FUO diagnostic tests are best obtained during fever episodes...
August 2, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768448/resistance-phenotypes-and-susceptibility-of-contemporary-serratia-isolates-in-the-university-hospital-of-crete-greece
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George Samonis, Konstantinos Z Vardakas, Sofia Maraki, Petroula Stamouli, Viktoria-Eirini Mavromanolaki, Diamantis P Kofteridis, Matthew E Falagas
OBJECTIVE: To study changes in the susceptibility of Serratia spp. in Crete, Greece (2010-2015). METHODS: Non-duplicate isolates were examined using automated systems. Phenotypic confirmatory tests were applied. RESULTS: Three hundred and seventy-eight Serratia spp. were analyzed. Serratia marcescens (88.3%) was the predominant species. Fluoroquinolones (97.9%), carbapenems (97.4%) and fosfomycin (97.4%) were the most active followed by amikacin (95...
August 2, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762841/haematuria-is-a-marker-for-the-severity-of-acute-kidney-injury-but-does-not-associate-with-thrombocytopenia-in-acute-puumala-hantavirus-infection
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Tuula K Outinen, Paula Mantula, Outi K Laine, Ilkka Pörsti, Antti Vaheri, Satu M Mäkelä, Jukka Mustonen
BACKGROUND: Puumala hantavirus (PUUV) causes haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome characterized by thrombocytopenia, capillary leakage and acute kidney injury (AKI) with proteinuria and haematuria. Although the typical histologic lesion is acute tubulointerstitial nephritis, the amount of glomerular proteinuria predicts the severity of upcoming AKI. Here, we studied the associations of haematuria and proteinuria with the severity of emerging AKI, thrombocytopenia and markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis in PUUV infection...
August 1, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758820/antibacterial-activity-of-human-simulated-epithelial-lining-fluid-concentrations-of-amikacin-inhale-alone-and-in-combination-with-meropenem-against-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Islam M Ghazi, Mordechai Grupper, David P Nicolau
BACKGROUND: Acinetobacter baumannii(ACBN) is a MDR organism causing pneumonia in ventilated patients. High MICs often result in insufficient lung exposures, thus poor outcomes have been observed with parenteral antimicrobials. Amikacin Inhale(AMK-I), is a drug-device combination of amikacin and a Pulmonary Drug Delivery System device. We aimed to describe the pharmacodynamic profile of human simulated epithelial lining fluid(ELF) exposures of AMK-I and intravenous meropenem alone and in combination against ACBN with variable susceptibility profiles...
July 31, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741975/antibiotic-switch-during-treatment-with-antibiotics-against-respiratory-tract-infections-in-ambulatory-care-in-norway
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Mari Blandhol, Thekla Tysland, Hege Salvesen Blix, Sigurd Høye
OBJECTIVES: To compare antibiotic treatment failure evaluated as switch from one type of antibiotics to another in ambulatory care. METHODS: Data on all dispensed doxycycline, amoxicillin, phenoxymethylpenicillin and macrolides in Norway June 2013 - May 2015, was retrieved from the Norwegian Prescription Database. We computed switch rates for the selected antibiotics on day 1-28 after initial dispensing, and the corresponding odds-ratios, adjusted for patients´ age and gender, and prescribers´ specialty...
July 25, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714754/clinical-outcomes-associated-with-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-crkp-in-abdominal-solid-organ-transplant-sot-recipients
#14
Tiffany E Bias, Gregory E Malat, Dong H Lee, Akshay Sharma, Alden M Doyle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 17, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705038/correction-to-diamantopoulos-et%C3%A2-al-evaluation-of-the-performance-of-tuberculin-skin-test-and-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-test-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703073/persistence-of-immune-responses-to-vaccine-against-haemorrhagic-fever-with-renal-syndrome-in-healthy-adults-aged-16-60-years-results-from-an-open-label2-year-follow-up-study
#16
Yuan Zheng, Bu-Yu Zhou, Jing Wei, Yi Xu, Jian-Hua Dong, Lu-Yuan Guan, Ping Ma, Peng-Bo Yu, Jing-Jun Wang
BACKGROUND: Approximately 2 million doses of vaccine against haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) have been used annually in China. However, there were limited studies focused on persistence of immune responses to HFRS vaccine in healthy adults. A phase 4, multicentre, open trial has been undertaken to assess antibody persistence after HFRS vaccination of healthy adolescents and adults aged 16-60 years. METHODS: The vaccine was administered as a three-dose series at 0, 2 weeks and 6 months, including two primary doses and one booster dose...
July 13, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699429/the-order-of-administration-of-macrolides-and-beta-lactams-may-impact-the-outcomes-of-hospitalized-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-results-from-the-community-acquired-pneumonia-organization
#17
Paula Peyrani, Timothy L Wiemken, Mark L Metersky, Forest W Arnold, William A Mattingly, Charles Feldman, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Jose Bordon, Julio A Ramirez
BACKGROUND: The beneficial effect of macrolides for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in combination with beta-lactams may be due to their anti-inflammatory activity. In patients with pneumococcal meningitis, the use of steroids improves outcomes only if they are administered before beta-lactams. The objective of this study was to compare outcomes in hospitalized patients with CAP when macrolides were administered before, simultaneously with, or after beta-lactams. METHODS: Secondary data analysis of the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Organization (CAPO) International Cohort Study database...
July 12, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695756/double-carbapenem-therapy-dct-for-bacteremia-due-to-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-crkp-from-test-tube-to-clinical-practice
#18
Veena Venugopalan, Boris Nogid, Thy N Le, Shafiqur M Rahman, Tiffany E Bias
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 11, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691647/microbiological-diagnosis-in-revision-of-infected-knee-arthroplasties-in-denmark
#19
Martin Lindberg-Larsen, Frederik T Pitter, Marianne Voldstedlund, Henrik M Schrøder, Jens Bagger
BACKGROUND: Revision of infected knee arthroplasties is associated with high failure rates (30-40%). An understanding of the microbiology is important to optimize treatment and outcome. We describe microbiological diagnostic practice and diagnosis in revision of infected knee arthroplasties. METHODS: One hundred and two partial revisions (open debridement and exchange of tibial insert) and 213 two-stage procedures performed due to infection in 275 patients from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2013 were included and analysed by linkage to data from a nationwide registry on microbiological test results...
July 8, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687049/a-review-of-eleven-cases-of-tuberculosis-presenting-as-sternal-wound-abscess-after-open-heart-surgery
#20
Hussam Tabaja, Zeina Hajar, Souha S Kanj
BACKGROUND: Sternal wound infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an uncommon yet highly challenging disease that can be quite insidious with various presentations. We hereby provide a review of 10 cases in current literature and describe an additional case which illustrates the difficulties associated with diagnosis. METHODS: We used PubMed and Google search engine to search the literature for all published papers reporting on cases of sternal M. tuberculosis infections post open-heart surgeries...
July 7, 2017: Infectious Diseases
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