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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101156/clinical-and-microbiological-profile-of-babies-born-with-risk-of-neonatal-sepsis
#1
Bin Zhou, Xiao Liu, Jie-Bin Wu, Bao Jin, Yan-Yan Zhang
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of antibiotics on the condition of babies born with risk of neonatal sepsis. From March, 2014 to February, 2015, 200 neonates born with risk factors of septicemia in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Xuzhou Central Hospital, were enrolled in the present study. Venous blood samples were collected within 6 h of birth using aseptic technique. Part of the blood specimens were cultured using BACTEC PEDS PLUS/F Culture Vials. Subsequently, the subcultures were prepared from each presumptive positive vial and bacterial isolates were identified...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077671/impact-of-long-term-care-facility-residence-on-the-antibiotic-resistance-of-urinary-tract-escherichia-coli-and-klebsiella
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Alicia Rosello, Andrew C Hayward, Susan Hopkins, Carolyne Horner, Dean Ironmonger, Peter M Hawkey, Sarah R Deeny
BACKGROUND: Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are thought to be important reservoirs of antimicrobial-resistant (AMR) bacteria; however, there is no routine surveillance of resistance in LTCF residents, or large population-based studies comparing AMR in LTCFs with the community, so the relative burden of AMR in LTCFs remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To compare the frequency of antibiotic resistance of urinary tract bacteria from residents of LTCFs for the elderly and adults aged 70 years or older living in the community...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043600/benefits-and-challenges-of-molecular-diagnostics-for-childhood-tuberculosis
#3
Cristina Gutierrez
Expanding tuberculosis (TB)-diagnostic services, including access to rapid tests, is a World Health Organization (WHO) strategy to accelerate progress toward ending TB. Faster and more sensitive molecular tests capable of diagnosing TB and drug-resistant TB have the technical capacity to address limitations associated with smears and cultures by increasing accuracy and shortening turnaround times as compared with those of these conventional laboratory methods. Nucleic acid amplification assays used to detect and analyze Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB)-complex nucleic acids can be used directly on specimens from patients suspected of having TB...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018869/pathogens-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-profiles-in-critically-ill-patients-with-bloodstream-infections-a-descriptive-study
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Rachel D Savage, Robert A Fowler, Asgar H Rishu, Sean M Bagshaw, Deborah Cook, Peter Dodek, Richard Hall, Anand Kumar, François Lamontagne, François Lauzier, John Marshall, Claudio M Martin, Lauralyn McIntyre, John Muscedere, Steven Reynolds, Henry T Stelfox, Nick Daneman
BACKGROUND: Surveillance of antimicrobial resistance is vital to guiding empirical treatment of infections. Collating and reporting routine data on clinical isolate testing may offer more timely information about resistance patterns than traditional surveillance network methods. METHODS: Using routine microbiology testing data collected from the Bacteremia Antibiotic Length Actually Needed for Clinical Effectiveness retrospective cohort study, we conducted a descriptive secondary analysis among critically ill patients in whom bloodstream infections had been diagnosed in 14 intensive care units (ICUs) in Canada...
October 2016: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941028/intra-abdominal-candida-spp-infection-in-acute-abdomen-in-a-quality-assurance-qa-certified-academic-setting
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Vito Rodolico, Paola Di Carlo, Gaspare Gulotta, Francesco D'Arpa, Giuseppe Salamone, Gianfranco Cocorullo, Antonino Agrusa, Anna Giammanco, Consolato Sergi
AIMS: To evaluate the contribution of light microscopy to detecting Candida spp infection in patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) admitted for acute abdomen to a quality assurance (QA)-certified surgical emergency ward. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study (2008-2012) of 809 abdominal intraoperative or biopsy tissue specimens obtained from patients admitted with acute abdomen and microbiological samples positive for Candida spp. Demographic data, mortality, comorbidities, specimen type, microscopy results, special histological staining performed, antimicrobial therapy were collected and analysed...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894388/-analysis-of-distribution-and-drug-resistance-of-pathogens-isolated-from-541-hospitalized-children-with-burn-infection
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J X Dai, L Li, L Xu, Z H Chen, X Y Li, M Liu, Y Q Wen, X D Chen
Objective: To investigate the distribution and drug resistance of pathogens isolated from hospitalized children with burn infection. Methods: Totally 541 patients were hospitalized in Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, the 180th Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army(PLA), the 92th Hospital of PLA, and Longyan First Hospital from January 2013 to December 2015. Totally 848 clinical specimens (blood, catheter tip attachments, wound exudate, etc.) were collected for pathogen detection. After being identified by an automatic microbiological identification system, drug resistance of pathogens to 41 commonly-used antibiotics in clinic including gentamicin, aztreonam, erythromycin, clindamycin, etc...
November 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891182/case-control-study-of-diarrheal-disease-etiology-in-individuals-over-5%C3%A2-years-in-southwest-china
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Shun-Xian Zhang, Chun-Li Yang, Wen-Peng Gu, Lin Ai, Emmanuel Serrano, Pin Yang, Xia Zhou, Shi-Zhu Li, Shan Lv, Zhi-Sheng Dang, Jun-Hu Chen, Wei Hu, Li-Guang Tian, Jia-Xu Chen, Xiao-Nong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Acute diarrhea is one of the major public health problems worldwide. Most of studies on acute diarrhea have been made on infants aged below 5 years and few efforts have been made to identify the etiological agents of acute diarrhea in people over five, especially in China. METHODS: 271 diarrhea cases and 149 healthy controls over 5 years were recruited from four participating hospitals between June 2014 and July 2015. Each stool specimen was collected to detect a series of enteric pathogens, involving five viruses (Rotavirus group A, RVA; Norovirus, NoV; Sapovirus, SaV; Astrovirus, As; and Adenovirus, Ad), seven bacteria (diarrheagenic Escherichia coli, DEC; non-typhoidal Salmonella, NTS; Shigella spp...
2016: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890455/the-detection-of-microbial-dna-but-not-cultured-bacteria-is-associated-with-increased-mortality-in-patients-with-suspected-sepsis-a-prospective-multi-centre-european-observational-study
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M J O'Dwyer, M H Starczewska, J Schrenzel, K Zacharowski, D J Ecker, R Sampath, D Brealey, M Singer, N Libert, M Wilks, J-L Vincent
OBJECTIVES: Blood culture results inadequately stratify the mortality risk in critically ill patients with sepsis. We sought to establish the prognostic significance of the presence of microbial DNA in the bloodstream of patients hospitalized with suspected sepsis. METHODS: We analysed the data collected during the Rapid Diagnosis of Infections in the Critically Ill (RADICAL) study, which compared a novel culture-independent PCR/electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) assay with standard microbiological testing...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885293/prevalence-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolated-from-urinary-tract-infected-patients
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P Chaudhary, D Bhandari, K Thapa, P Thapa, D Shrestha, H K Chaudhary, A Shrestha, H Parajuli, B P Gupta
BACKGROUND: Klebsiella pneumoniae, one of the bacterial agents associated with urinary tract infection has been often implicated as a major extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producer in last few decades. This study was designed to assess the prevalence of ESBL producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in urinary isolates at a tertiary care hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, from July to December 2014. METHODS: One thousand nine hundred eighty six mid-stream urine specimens were collected aseptically from the clinically suspected patients of urinary tract infections attending Capital Hospital and Research Center, Kathmandu...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866468/intratubular-disinfection-with-tri-antibiotic-and-calcium-hydroxide-pastes
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Thais Cristina Pereira, Layla Reginna Silva Munhoz De Vasconcelos, Marcia Sirlene Zardin Graeff, Marco Antonio Hungaro Duarte, Clóvis Monteiro Bramante, Flaviana Bombarda De Andrade
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the in vitro intradentinal antimicrobial ability of the calcium hydroxide and tri-antibiotic pastes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Standard bovine dentin tubes were sterilized and then infected with Enterococcus faecalis by a new contamination protocol of great depths of dentin. The specimens were filled with the medications, divided into two test-groups: calcium hydroxide (Group 1) and tri-antibiotic (Group 2) pastes. After 15 days, the teeth were evaluated by microbiological culture and confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) with viability dye assay LIVE/DEAD inside dentinal tubules...
March 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855686/combined-ultrasound-guided-cutting-needle-biopsy-and-standard-pleural-biopsy-for-diagnosis-of-malignant-pleural-effusions
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Jinlin Wang, Xinghua Zhou, Xiaohong Xie, Qing Tang, Panxiao Shen, Yunxiang Zeng
BACKGROUND: The most efficient approach to diagnose malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) is still controversial and uncertain. This study aimed to evaluate the utility of a combined approach using ultrasound (US)-guided cutting-needle biopsy (CNB) and standard pleural biopsy (SPB) for diagnosing MPE. METHODS: Pleural effusions were collected from 172 patients for biochemical and microbiological analyses. US-guided CNB and SPB were performed in the same operation sequentially to obtain specimens for histological analysis...
November 17, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853708/floqswab%C3%A2-optimisation-of-procedures-for-the-recovery-of-microbiological-samples-from-surfaces
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Guido Finazzi, Marina Nadia Losio, Giorgio Varisco
The FLOQSwab™ is a specimen collection device worldwide recognised for its superior performance in the clinical diagnostics. The aim of this work was to evaluate FLOQSwab™ for the recovery of microbiological samples from surfaces compared to the traditional swab (rayon tipped swab) as per ISO 18593:2004 standard. The FLOQSwab™, thanks to its innovative manufacturing technology, allows improving the efficiency of recovery and release of analyte. The study has been divided into two experiments. In the first experiment the two swabs were evaluated for their capacity to recover and release the analyte (three different bacterial loads of Escherichia coli)...
June 3, 2016: Italian Journal of Food Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847012/prevalence-and-species-spectrum-of-both-pulmonary-and-extrapulmonary-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-isolates-at-a-tertiary-care-center
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Jyoti Umrao, Dharamveer Singh, Amreen Zia, Swati Saxena, Surendra Sarsaiya, Shushma Singh, Jahanarah Khatoon, Tapan N Dhole
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infection associated with pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease has been increasing globally. Despite an increase in incidence rate of NTM infection, its prevalence, species diversity, and circulation pattern in India is largely unknown. This study sought to investigate the overall burden and diversity of NTM among both pulmonary and extrapulmonary clinical isolates from a Northern Indian population. METHODS: The study was conducted in the Department of Microbiology, from January 2013 to December 2015...
September 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836808/mycoplasma-genitalium-and-trichomonas-vaginalis-in-france-a-point-prevalence-study-in-people-screened-for-sexually-transmitted-diseases
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Sabine Pereyre, Cécile Laurier Nadalié, Cécile Bébéar
OBJECTIVES: Mycoplasma genitalium and Trichomonas vaginalis are common causes of sexually transmitted infections but limited prevalence data are available in France. We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of M. genitalium and T. vaginalis infections and to assess prevalence by gender, age, sample collection sites and clinical symptoms. A multicentre collection of specimens was intended to obtain a nationwide overview of the epidemiology. METHODS: Between September 2014 and January 2015, 2652 consecutive urogenital specimens submitted to the microbiology diagnostic departments of 16 French university hospitals for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae detection were collected...
November 8, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827300/concordance-in-diabetic-foot-ulceration-a-cross-sectional-study-of-agreement-between-wound-swabbing-and-tissue-sampling-in-infected-ulcers
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E Andrea Nelson, Alexandra Wright-Hughes, Sarah Brown, Benjamin A Lipsky, Michael Backhouse, Moninder Bhogal, Mwidimi Ndosi, Catherine Reynolds, Gill Sykes, Christopher Dowson, Michael Edmonds, Peter Vowden, Edward B Jude, Tom Dickie, Jane Nixon
BACKGROUND: There is inadequate evidence to advise clinicians on the relative merits of swabbing versus tissue sampling of infected diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). OBJECTIVES: To determine (1) concordance between culture results from wound swabs and tissue samples from the same ulcer; (2) whether or not differences in bacterial profiles from swabs and tissue samples are clinically relevant; (3) concordance between results from conventional culture versus polymerase chain reaction (PCR); and (4) prognosis for patients with an infected DFU at 12 months' follow-up...
November 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800290/antibiogram-of-medical-intensive-care-unit-at-tertiary-care-hospital-setting-of-pakistan
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Aayesha Qadeer, Aftab Akhtar, Qurat Ul Ain, Shoab Saadat, Salman Mansoor, Salman Assad, Wasib Ishtiaq, Abid Ilyas, Ali Y Khan, Yousaf Ajam
OBJECTIVE:  To determine the frequency of micro-organisms causing sepsis as well as to determine the antibiotic susceptibility and resistance of microorganisms isolated in a medical intensive care unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  This is a cross-sectional analysis of 802 patients from a medical intensive care unit (ICU) of Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan over a one-year period from August 2015 to August 2016. Specimens collected were from blood, urine, endotracheal secretions, catheter tips, tissue, pus swabs, cerebrospinal fluid, ascites, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), and pleural fluid...
September 29, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799637/five-year-antimicrobial-susceptibility-trends-among-bacterial-isolates-from-a-tertiary-health-care-facility-in-kigali-rwanda
#17
Makeda Carroll, Ashok Rangaiahagari, Emmanuel Musabeyezu, Donald Singer, Onyema Ogbuagu
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health threat. There is limited information from Rwanda on AMR trends. This longitudinal study aimed to describe temporal trends of antibiotic susceptibility among common bacteria. We collated the antimicrobial susceptibility results of bacteria cultured from clinical specimens collected from inpatients and outpatients and submitted to the microbiology laboratory at King Faisal Hospital, Kigali, Rwanda, from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2013. Differences in antimicrobial susceptibility between the first and fifth year of the study for each bacterial species was assessed using χ(2) test...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784640/preanalytics-in-urinalysis
#18
REVIEW
Joris R Delanghe, Marijn M Speeckaert
Urine contains an enormous amount of information. Well-standardized procedures for collection, transport, sample preparation and analysis should become the basis of an effective diagnostic strategy for urinalysis. As reproducibility of urinalysis has been greatly improved due to recent technological progress, preanalytical requirements of urinalysis have gained importance and have become stricter. Since the patients themselves often collect urine specimens, urinalysis is very susceptible to preanalytical issues...
December 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780596/clinical-application-of-a-molecular-assay-for-the-detection-of-dermatophytosis-and-a-novel-non-invasive-sampling-technique
#19
Alice Kizny Gordon, Christopher McIver, Minhee Kim, Dedee F Murrell, Peter Taylor
The dermatophytoses are the most common superficial fungal infections worldwide. Clinical diagnosis is not reliable as there are many differentials, and laboratory diagnosis is required to gain access to treatment in more severe disease. Traditional diagnostic methods are limited by suboptimal sensitivity, specificity and prolonged turnaround times. Molecular methods are being used increasingly in the diagnostic algorithm in the clinical microbiology laboratory. The aim of this study was to evaluate a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) targeting the chitin synthase 1 gene (CHS1) of dermatophytes for analytical specificity, and to assess its clinical application by comparing it to the current methods of microscopy and culture...
December 2016: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773990/propionibacterium-acnes-susceptibility-and-correlation-with-hemolytic-phenotype
#20
Travis E Wright, K Keely Boyle, Thomas R Duquin, John K Crane
BACKGROUND: Many studies have noted an increase in the number of recognized cases of invasive infections due to Propionibacterium acnes, especially after shoulder replacement surgery. The increase in the number of recognized cases of P. acnes, a nonspore-forming, anaerobic, Gram-positive organism, appears due to both an increase in the number of shoulder operations being performed and more specimens being sent for anaerobic cultures. Nevertheless, the optimal surgical and antibiotic management of P...
2016: Infectious Diseases
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