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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596960/acinetobacter-baumannii-infection-in-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-patients-with-sepsis
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Muzaheed Abdul Rasheed, Faisal Mousa Alzahrani, Saeed Sattar Shaikh
PURPOSE: To identify the Acinetobacter baumannii infection among transfusion dependent thalassemia patients. METHODS: A quantitative approach was employed to assess Acinetobacter baumannii infection in transfusion dependent thalassemia patients. Samples were collected from 916 patients, which have shown bacterial growth on MacConkey and blood agar culture media. A. baumannii strains were identified by microbiological methods and Gram's staining. API 20 E kit (Biomerieux, USA) was used for final identification...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588283/additional-molecular-testing-of-saliva-specimens-improves-the-detection-of-respiratory-viruses
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Kelvin Kw To, Lu Lu, Cyril Cy Yip, Rosana Ws Poon, Ami My Fung, Andrew Cheng, Daniel Hk Lui, Deborah Ty Ho, Ivan Fn Hung, Kwok-Hung Chan, Kwok-Yung Yuen
Emerging infectious diseases in humans are often caused by respiratory viruses such as pandemic or avian influenza viruses and novel coronaviruses. Microbiological testing for respiratory viruses is important for patient management, infection control and epidemiological studies. Nasopharyngeal specimens are frequently tested, but their sensitivity is suboptimal. This study evaluated the incremental benefit of testing respiratory viruses in expectorated saliva using molecular assays. A total of 258 hospitalized adult patients with suspected respiratory infections were included...
June 7, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588177/antibiotic-susceptibility-pattern-of-bacteria-isolated-from-various-specimens-of-patients-with-hematological-malignancy
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J Roy, D C Nag
Infection is a life threatening complication in patients with hematological malignancy. So, proper treatment of infection with suitable antibiotic is very important in these patients. The aim of this study was to determine the antibiotic susceptibility of bacteria isolated from various specimens of patients with hematological malignancy, so that, an appropriate regimen of empiric antibiotic treatment can be established for these patients. This observational study was done in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Dhaka, Bangladesh from March 2012 to August 2012...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575365/density-of-upper-respiratory-colonization-with-streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-its-role-in-the-diagnosis-of-pneumococcal-pneumonia-among-children-aged-5-years-in-the-perch-study
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Henry C Baggett, Nora L Watson, Maria Deloria Knoll, W Abdullah Brooks, Daniel R Feikin, Laura L Hammitt, Stephen R C Howie, Karen L Kotloff, Orin S Levine, Shabir A Madhi, David R Murdoch, J Anthony G Scott, Donald M Thea, Martin Antonio, Juliet O Awori, Vicky L Baillie, Andrea N DeLuca, Amanda J Driscoll, Julie Duncan, Bernard E Ebruke, Doli Goswami, Melissa M Higdon, Ruth A Karron, David P Moore, Susan C Morpeth, Justin M Mulindwa, Daniel E Park, Wantana Paveenkittiporn, Barameht Piralam, Christine Prosperi, Samba O Sow, Milagritos D Tapia, Khalequ Zaman, Scott L Zeger, Katherine L O'Brien
Background.: Previous studies suggested an association between upper airway pneumococcal colonization density and pneumococcal pneumonia, but data in children are limited. Using data from the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study, we assessed this potential association. Methods.: PERCH is a case-control study in 7 countries: Bangladesh, The Gambia, Kenya, Mali, South Africa, Thailand, and Zambia. Cases were children aged 1-59 months hospitalized with World Health Organization-defined severe or very severe pneumonia...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507348/microbiological-pattern-of-diabetic-foot-infections-at-a-tertiary-care-center-in-a-developing-country
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Zahid Miyan, Asher Fawwad, Rubina Sabir, Abdul Basit
OBJECTIVE: To determine the microbiological profile and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of organisms isolated from diabetic foot ulcers in a tertiary care hospital Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: This descriptive study was conducted at the Baqai Institute of Diabetology and Endocrinology (BIDE), from January 2013 to March 2014. Bone, pus and tissue samples were collected from 342 patients with diabetic foot infections and inoculated on appropriate media. Antibiotic susceptibility tests were done by Kirby Bauer disk diffusion method...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485357/bacteriological-trends-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-patterns-of-clinical-isolates-at-government-cancer-hospital-marathwada
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S Nazneen, K Mukta, C Santosh, A Borde
INTRODUCTION: Preventing and starting early treatment of infections in patients whose immunity system is weak due to malignancies can reduce mortality. Since our hospital is a newly constructed one, this study aimed to determine microbial and antibiotic resistance patterns in clinical samples of patients with cancer at our center to start early treatment before the results of clinical tests are known. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology, Government Cancer Hospital during the period from January 2016 to December 2016...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479329/inflammatory-phenotypes-in-severe-asthma-are-associated-with-distinct-airway-microbiology
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Steven L Taylor, Lex E X Leong, Jocelyn M Choo, Steve Wesselingh, Ian A Yang, John W Upham, Paul N Reynolds, Sandra Hodge, Alan L James, Christine Jenkins, Matthew J Peters, Melissa Baraket, Guy B Marks, Peter G Gibson, Jodie L Simpson, Geraint B Rogers
BACKGROUND: Asthma pathophysiology and treatment responsiveness are predicted by inflammatory phenotype. However, the relationship between airway microbiology and asthma phenotype is poorly understood. We aimed to characterise airway microbiota in patients with symptomatic stable asthma, and relate composition to airway inflammatory phenotype and other phenotypic characteristics. METHODS: The microbial composition of induced sputum specimens collected from adult patients screened for a multicenter randomized controlled trial was determined by 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479108/validity-of-urine-dipstick-test-to-assess-eradication-of-urinary-tract-infection-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury
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J G Previnaire, J M Soler, L Chouaki, L Pawlicki, M Le Berre, E Hode, P Denys
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively study the predictive value (PV) of urine nitrite (NIT) dipstick testing against urine cultures during antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infection (UTI), and other situations, in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI). METHODS: Inpatients with SCI on intermittent catheterisation (IC) or a Foley indwelling catheter (FC) were included. Urine specimens were collected in patients without symptoms (routine), with symptoms of UTI (suspicion), and on day 4 of a 5-day antibiotic treatment (ATB+3)...
May 4, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458509/reduction-in-bacterial-load-using-hypochlorous-acid-hygiene-solution-on-ocular-skin
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David W Stroman, Keri Mintun, Arthur B Epstein, Crystal M Brimer, Chirag R Patel, James D Branch, Kathryn Najafi-Tagol
PURPOSE: To examine the magnitude of bacterial load reduction on the surface of the periocular skin 20 minutes after application of a saline hygiene solution containing 0.01% pure hypochlorous acid (HOCl). METHODS: Microbiological specimens were collected immediately prior to applying the hygiene solution and again 20 minutes later. Total microbial colonies were counted and each unique colony morphology was processed to identify the bacterial species and to determine the susceptibility profile to 15 selected antibiotics...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451037/colonisation-of-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-in-a-cohort-of-hiv-infected-children-in-ghana
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Eric Sampane-Donkor, Ebenezer Vincent Badoe, Jennifer Adoley Annan, Nicholas Nii-Trebi
Antibiotic use not only selects for resistance in pathogenic bacteria, but also in commensal flora of exposed individuals. Little is known epidemiologically about antibiotic resistance in relation to people with HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa. This study investigated the carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria among HIV infected children at a tertiary hospital in Ghana. One hundred and eighteen HIV positive children were recruited at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Ghana and nasopharyngeal specimens were collected from them...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447330/seawater-drowning-associated-pneumonia-a-10-year-descriptive-cohort-in-intensive-care-unit
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Alexandre Robert, Pierre-Éric Danin, Hervé Quintard, Nicolas Degand, Nihal Martis, Denis Doyen, Céline Pulcini, Raymond Ruimy, Carole Ichai, Gilles Bernardin, Jean Dellamonica
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is one of the major complications of drowning, but the optimal empirical antibiotic treatment is not clearly defined. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria and fungi have been identified in a recent series of freshwater drowning-associated pneumonia. However, microbial data in seawater drowning are scarce. The objective of the study is to describe the microorganisms isolated in early respiratory specimens obtained from seawater drowning-associated pneumonia and to provide their antibiotic susceptibility pattern...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
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
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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/28433727/superficial-swab-versus-deep-tissue-biopsy-for-the-microbiological-diagnosis-of-local-infection-in-advanced-stage-pressure-ulcers-of-spinal-cord-injured-patients-a-prospective-study
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Sara Tedeschi, Luca Negosanti, Rossella Sgarzani, Filippo Trapani, Salvatore Pignanelli, Micaela Battilana, Rita Capirossi, Donatella Brillanti Ventura, Maddalena Giannella, Michele Bartoletti, Fabio Tumietto, Francesco Cristini, Pierluigi Viale
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of superficial ulcer swab culture to make a microbiological diagnosis of deep wound infections in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients with advanced-stage pressure ulcers (PU). METHODS: From July 2011 to February 2014, we performed a prospective, single-centre study on adult SCI patients undergoing scheduled surgical debridement and reconstruction for advanced-stage PU, at Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute, a 150-bed hospital dedicated to SCI care...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414009/adenosine-triphosphate-quantification-correlates-poorly-with-microbial-contamination-of-duodenoscopes
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Lovisa B Olafsdottir, Sharon B Wright, Anne Smithey, Riley Heroux, Elizabeth B Hirsch, Alice Chen, Benjamin Lane, Mandeep S Sawhney, Graham M Snyder
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to quantify the correlation between adenosine triphosphate (ATP) measurements and bacterial cultures from duodenoscopes for evaluation of contamination following high-level disinfection. DESIGN Duodenoscopes used for any intended endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) procedure were included. Microbiologic and ATP data were collected concomitantly and in the same manner from ERCP duodenoscopes. SETTING A high-volume endoscopy unit at a tertiary referral acute-care facility...
April 17, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413102/-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae-in-healthy-carrier-individuals-in-primary-care-in-barcelona-area
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Carles Llor, Albert Boada, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Elisabet Grenzner, Rosa Juvé, Jesús Almeda
INTRODUCTION: The information available on antibiotic resistance patterns are generally based on specimens from hospitalised individuals. This study was aimed at evaluating the antibiotic resistance rate of nasal carriage strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae in healthy individuals, in accordance with age and gender, attended in Primary Care Centres (PCC). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Seven PCC in the Barcelona area...
April 13, 2017: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408060/bacterial-epidemiology-and-antimicrobial-resistance-profiles-of-urinary-specimens-of-the-elderly
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F Gravey, G Loggia, A de La Blanchardière, V Cattoir
OBJECTIVE: Although urinary tract infections are the second leading cause of infections among patients aged above 65 years, data on bacterial epidemiology of urinary specimens in these patients is scarce. Our aim was to describe the main bacterial species found at significant levels in urine specimens of the elderly and to determine their antimicrobial resistance profiles. METHODS: From October 2012 to October 2015, all urinary specimens (catheter-related or not) received at the laboratory of microbiology of the university hospital of Caen (France) were retrospectively studied...
April 10, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404682/comparison-of-eplex-respiratory-pathogen-panel-with-laboratory-developed-real-time-pcr-assays-for-detection-of-respiratory-pathogens
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R H T Nijhuis, D Guerendiain, E C J Claas, K E Templeton
Infections of the respiratory tract can be caused by a diversity of pathogens, both viral and bacterial. Rapid microbiological diagnosis ensures appropriate antimicrobial therapy as well as effective implementation of isolation precautions. The ePlex respiratory pathogen panel (RP panel) is a novel molecular biology-based assay, developed by GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (Carlsbad, CA), to be performed within a single cartridge for the diagnosis of 25 respiratory pathogens (viral and bacterial). The objective of this study was to compare the performance of the RP panel with those of laboratory-developed real-time PCR assays, using a variety of previously collected clinical respiratory specimens...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395369/antibiotics-prescriptions-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-how-to-overcome-everyday-challenges
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D Donà, E Mozzo, V Mardegan, U Trafojer, P Lago, S Salvadori, E Baraldi, C Giaquinto
Antimicrobial prescriptions in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) represent a point of concern for the emergence of MDROs and for morbidity associated with prolonged antibiotic exposure (e.g., invasive candidiasis, necrotizing enterocolitis, and late-onset sepsis). Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) have shown to be a valuable tool for the prevention of resistance with the goals of optimizing clinical outcomes while decreasing unnecessary prescribing. The most frequent ASP strategies include the correct collection and interpretation of microbiological specimens, prescription of the narrowest-spectrum antibiotic appropriate for a particular case, and de-escalation or discontinuation of therapy in defined situations...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369011/comorbid-vulvar-lichen-planus-and-lichen-sclerosus
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Tania Day, Sarah Moore, Tanja Gizela Bohl, James Scurry
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study are to assess the histopathologic characteristics of vulvar biopsies consistent with lichen planus (LP) in women with a previous or concurrent histopathologic diagnosis of vulvar lichen sclerosus (LS) and to describe the clinical features of comorbid LP and LS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were included if a diagnosis of LP was confirmed after review of the hematoxylin and eosin slides and the histopathology reporting LS noted a band of abnormal collagen...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323727/experience-with-the-use-of-single-use-disposable-bronchoscope-in-the-icu-in-a-tertiary-referral-center-of-singapore
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Dominic C Marshall, Rucha S Dagaonkar, Chan Yeow, Anura T Peters, Siew Kin Tan, Dessmon Y H Tai, Soon Keng Gohs, Albert Y H Lim, Benjamin Ho, Sennen J W Lew, John Abisheganaden, Akash Verma
BACKGROUND: Flexible bronchoscopy is performed frequently in intensive care units (ICUs) for various indications using the reusable conventional bronchoscope (CB). Recently, "single-use disposable bronchoscope" (SB) was introduced into the health care industry. The purpose of this study was to compare the utility of SB with CB in ICU. METHODS: A retrospective review of medical records of patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy in the ICUs in the year 2015. RESULTS: Ninety-three patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy in the ICU were studied...
April 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
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