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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160642/neonatal-bacterial-meningitis-a-systematic-review-of-european-available-data
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Antonio DI Mauro, Francesca Cortese, Nicola Laforgia, Beatrice Pantaleo, Rachele Giuliani, Donato Bonifazi, Marco M Ciccone, Paola Giordano
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in neonatal intensive care and the improvements in surveillance, prevention and vaccination programs, neonatal meningitis still represents an important cause of morbidity and mortality in infants, with the highest mortality in the newborn population. AIM: To summarize current knowledge about this topic with particular attention to management of neonatal meningitis in order to provide a useful tool for clinicians. METHODS: We reviewed the existent literature from five European Countries (France, German, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom) on the effectiveness of treatments for bacterial meningitis in newborns taking into consideration the antibiotic resistance phenomenon...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Pediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160540/aqueous-humor-concentrations-of-topical-fluoroquinolones-alone-or-in-combination-with-a-steroid
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Rachel Lopes Rodrigues Gomes, Rodrigo Galvão Viana, Luiz Alberto Soares Melo, Alessandro Carvalho Cruz, Acácio Alves de Souza Lima, Eunice Mayumi Suenaga, Mauro Campos
PURPOSE: To compare the aqueous humor (AH) concentrations of moxifloxacin 0.5% and gatifloxacin 0.3% solutions alone or when treatment was combined with steroids, and to correlate these concentrations with the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MIC) for the most common endophthalmitis-causing organisms. METHODS: Patients undergoing phacoemulsification were enrolled to receive one drop of one of the following solutions: moxifloxacin (G1), moxifloxacin + dexamethasone (G2), gatifloxacin (G3), or gatifloxacin + c (G4), every 15 min, 1h before surgery...
September 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159751/septal-and-turbinate-surgery-is-overnight-essential
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Ana Sousa Menezes, Joana R Guimarães, Miguel Breda, Vicente Vieira, Luís Dias
INTRODUCTION: The performance of septoplasty and turbinate surgery in an outpatient basis is an increasingly established practice, although is still a controversial topic. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 227 patients who underwent septoplasty ± inferior and/or middle turbinoplasty. Demographic, clinical, surgical, and anesthetic data were collected. Our primary outcomes were rates of perioperative complications, prolongation of hospital stay (PHS), unexpected hospital revisits (UHR), or readmissions within 30 days of surgery...
November 20, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156348/development-of-photoprotective-antiphototoxic-and-antiphotogenotoxic-formulations-of-ocular-drugs-with-fluoroquinolones
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Anna Zgadzaj, Joanna Kornacka, Anita Jastrzębska, Andrzej Parzonko, Sylwester Sommer, Grzegorz Nałęcz-Jawecki
The development of innovative solutions in photosafety of photolabile pharmaceutical products may help to reduce the adverse effects of these products, caused by light exposure. Providing new data in this area of study is particularly important in case of drugs applied topically on sensitive organs such as eyes. The main goal of this research is to investigate whether two potential excipients, namely: p-coumaric acid and benzophenone-4, affect the photodegradation, phototoxicity and photogenotoxicity of water solutions of four fluoroquinolones: ciprofloxacin, lomefloxacin, fleroxacin and clinafloxacin...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155834/measuring-the-microbiome-of-chronic-wounds-with-use-of-a-topical-antimicrobial-dressing-a-feasibility-study
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Lindsay Kalan, Mi Zhou, Michele Labbie, Benjamin Willing
BACKGROUND: Polymicrobial communities colonize all wounds, and biofilms are hypothesized to be a key link to the chronic state and stalled healing. Molecular methods offer greater insight when studying microbial ecology in chronic wounds, as only a small fraction of wound bacteria are cultured by currently available methods and studies have shown little agreement between culture and molecular based approaches. Some interventions, like dressings with oxidized silver, are reported to help the stalled wounds move to a normal healing trajectory but the underlying mechanisms are difficult to measure...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153160/a-100-year-review-calf-nutrition-and-management
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A F Kertz, T M Hill, J D Quigley, A J Heinrichs, J G Linn, J K Drackley
The first calf paper, published in the May 1919 issue of the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS), described factors affecting birth body weight of different breeds of calves. Other studies were done on nonmilk ingredients, growth charts were developed, and early weaning was followed to conserve milk fed to calves. Calf papers did not report use of statistics to control or record variation or to determine whether treatment means were different. Many experiments were more observational than comparative. Typically fewer than 5 calves, and sometimes 1 or 2 calves, were used per treatment...
December 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150218/keratitis-secondary-to-fusarium-spp-in-spain-2012-2014
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M A Mosquera Gordillo, N Barón Cano, A Garralda Luquin, C López Gutiérrez, E Mengual Verdú, G Trujillo Cabrera, J M Garrido Fierro, J Lamarca Mateu, J C Sánchez España, P Marticorena Álvarez, R Feijoó Lera, S Martín Nalda, T Marti Huguet, V Gacía Conca
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical-epidemiological characteristics of a case series of fungal keratitis associated with Fusarium spp.., in Spain during the years 2012 to 2014. METHODS: A retrospective study of a case series was conducted on a systematic random sample of 10% of patients identified in Health Centres of provincial capitals (n=250). The centres were asked whether they had been presented with cases of Fusarium spp. keratitis characterised by microbiological methods...
November 14, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150029/-fungal-keratitis
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T Bourcier, A Sauer, A Dory, J Denis, M Sabou
Fungal keratitis, or keratomycoses, are corneal infections which must be considered in cases of corneal trauma, prior corneal surgery, chronic ocular surface disease, topical corticosteroids or contact lens wear. Filamentous fungi or yeasts may be involved. Presenting clinical features such as corneal infiltrates with feathery edges and/or raised surface, intact epithelium with deep stromal involvement, satellite lesions, endothelial plaques, lack of improvement with antibiotics and worsening with steroids are suggestive of fungal keratitis...
November 14, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144258/topical-antibiotic-glucocorticoid-is-superior-to-oral-antibiotics-in-tympanostomy-tube-otorrhea
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Thijs M A van Dongen
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November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142844/antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-thyroid-surgery
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Anna Fachinetti, Corrado Chiappa, Veronica Arlant, Hoon Yub Kim, Xiaoli Liu, Hui Sun, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Francesca Rovera
Use of antibiotic prophylactic (AP) in clean surgery is still controversial. We reviewed the literature of the last 10 years to identify the best way to approach the use of prophylactic antibiotic in thyroid surgery. In thyroid surgery, it is a highly controversial topic primarily due to the lack of evidence in "support" of or "against" antibiotic use. In this review, the authors analyze the literature on the use of AP in thyroid surgery in order to evaluate if the available data support or contradict this use routinely...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141062/management-of-severe-acne-vulgaris-with-topical-therapy
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Linda Stein Gold, Hilary E Baldwin, Tina Lin
<p>Acne vulgaris (acne) is the most common skin disease we see in dermatology practice. Although rare in childhood, severe acne can affect up to 12% of the adolescent population. A chronic disease, it requires both aggressive management and effective maintenance strategies. Oral antibiotics, in combination with topical agents are recommended for treatment, with topical agents being continued as maintenance therapy to minimize resistance and recurrence. However, concerns with systemic side effects have recently resulted in a greater focus on the potential of fixed combination topical therapies to treat severe acne...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139579/topical-adjuvants-incompletely-remove-adherent-staphylococcus-aureus-from-implant-materials
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Emily P Ernest, Anthony S Machi, Brock A Karolcik, P Rocco LaSala, Matthew J Dietz
Adjuvant treatments including Betadine, Dakin's solution (sodium hypochlorite), or hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) have been attempted to eradicate prosthetic joint infection caused by biofilm or intracellular bacteria. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the in vitro abilities of chemical adjuvants to decrease Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) biofilm presence on orthopaedic implant grade materials, including titanium, stainless steel, and cobalt chrome. S. aureus biofilms were grown for 48 hours and evaluated for baseline colony forming units/centimeter squared (CFU/cm(2) ) and compared to treatments with Betadine, Dakin's solution, H2 O2 , or 1% chlorine dioxide (ClO2 )...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138694/impact-of-topically-administered-steroids-antibiotics-and-sodium-hyaluronate-on-bleb-related-infection-onset-the-japan-glaucoma-society-survey-of-bleb-related-infection-report-4
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Hideto Sagara, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Kimihiro Imaizumi, Tetsuju Sekiryu
Purpose: To investigate the impact of topically administered ophthalmic medications on the onset and severity of bleb-related infections. Methods: Data obtained from 104 eyes of 104 patients with bleb-related infections were analyzed. We assigned an infection stage to each eye (stage 1-4) and analyzed the onset severity. Results: Steroids and antibiotics were routinely administered to 13 (12.5%) and 42 (40.4%) eyes, respectively. The median stage of steroid-administered eyes was 3 versus 1 for eyes without steroid administration (P = 0...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138059/pityrosporum-folliculitis-a-retrospective-review-of-110-cases
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Brea Prindaville, Leah Belazarian, Nikki A Levin, Karen Wiss
BACKGROUND: Pityrosporum folliculitis is an under-recognized eruption of the face and upper trunk that may be confused with, or occur simultaneously with, acne vulgaris. OBJECTIVE: We sought to characterize risk factors for Pityrosporum folliculitis, its clinical presentation, and response to treatment. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients aged 0 to 21 years seen from 2010-2015 with Pityrosporum folliculitis confirmed by potassium hydroxide (KOH) preparation...
November 11, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132968/canaliculitis-due-to-gemella-haemolysans-in-a-single-isolate
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J L Romero-Trevejo, J Somavilla-Lupiáñez
CASE REPORT: An 84 year-old woman was referred for evaluation of a painless swelling with small purulent discharge in her left upper canaliculus, and an associated epiphora of one-month duration. The patient was diagnosed with acute primary canaliculitis. She was treated with topical and oral antibiotics, as well as topical corticoids for three months, with little response. Surgical treatment with left upper canaliculotomy and curettage was then performed, and Gemella haemolysans was identified from the curetted material...
November 10, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131910/resistant-infantile-bacterial-conjunctivitis-in-egypt-a-microbiology-study
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Aiman Abdeltawwab Hashish, Molham Abdelhafez Elbakary, Waleed Abdelhady Allam
PURPOSE: To study the microbiological aspects of infantile bacterial conjunctivitis resistant to empirical topical antibiotic therapy in Egypt. METHODS: Ninety-two eyes of 86 infants with bacterial conjunctivitis were included in this prospective study. They all failed to show evidence of clinical improvement after 2 weeks of empirical topical antibiotic therapy. Conjunctival swabs were obtained from all patients for bacterial culture and antibiotic sensitivity testing...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131127/pleiotropic-effects-of-white-willow-bark-and-1-2-decanediol-on-human-adult-keratinocytes
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Eleonora Bassino, Franco Gasparri, Luca Munaron
BACKGROUND: Acne vulgaris is a common skin defect, usually occurring during adolescence, but often it can persist in adults leaving permanent face scarring. Acne is usually treated with topical drugs, oral antibiotics, retinoids, and hormonal therapies, but medicinal plants are increasingly employed. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective role of white willow bark (WWB) and 1,2-decanediol (DD) on the damage caused by lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on human adult keratinocytes (HaCaT)...
November 8, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122501/psychoneuroimmunological-approach-to-gastrointestinal-related-pain
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Karlo Toljan, Bruce Vrooman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE (AIMS): Psychoneuroimmunology is both a theoretical and practical field of medicine in which human biology and psychology are considered an interconnected unity. Through such a framework it is possible to elucidate complex syndromes in gastrointestinal related pain, particularly chronic non-malignant. The aim is to provide insight into pathophysiological mechanisms and suggest treatment modalities according to a comprehensive paradigm. The article also presents novel findings that may guide clinicians to recognize new targets or scientists to find new research topics...
November 6, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120716/cost-comparison-of-commonly-used%C3%A2-postoperative-topical-ophthalmic%C3%A2-antibiotics
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Eric L Crowell, Vivek A Koduri, R Scott Groat, David A Lee
PURPOSE: To provide information on the actual fill level and cost of currently available antibiotic drops used perioperatively. DESIGN: Prospective laboratory investigation. SETTING: Robert Cizik Eye Clinic, Houston, Texas USA. METHODS: The following 9 medications were tested: moxifloxacin, gatifloxacin (branded and generic), besifloxacin, levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, trimethoprim/polymyxin B, tobramycin, and gentamicin...
October 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117309/effect-of-oral-administration-of-a-mixture-of-probiotic-strains-on-scorad-index-and-use-of-topical-steroids-in-young-patients-with-moderate-atopic-dermatitis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Vicente Navarro-López, Ana Ramírez-Boscá, Daniel Ramón-Vidal, Beatriz Ruzafa-Costas, Salvador Genovés-Martínez, Empar Chenoll-Cuadros, Miguel Carrión-Gutiérrez, José Horga de la Parte, David Prieto-Merino, Francisco M Codoñer-Cortés
Importance: Oral intake of new probiotic formulations may improve the course of atopic dermatitis (AD) in a young population. Objective: To determine whether a mixture of oral probiotics is safe and effective in the treatment of AD symptoms and to evaluate its influence on the use of topical steroids in a young population. Design, Setting, and Participants: A 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention trial, from March to June 2016, at the outpatient hospital Centro Dermatológico Estético de Alicante, Alicante, Spain...
November 8, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
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