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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333393/laser-generated-shockwaves-enhance-antibacterial-activity-against-biofilms-in-vitro
#1
William Yao, Edward C Kuan, Nathan C Francis, Maie A St John, Warren S Grundfest, Zachary D Taylor
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Bacterial biofilm formation within chronic wound beds, which provides an effective barrier against antibiotics, is a known cause of recalcitrant infections and a significant healthcare burden, often requiring repeated surgical debridements. Laser-generated shockwaves (LGS) is a novel, minimally invasive, and nonthermal modality for biofilm mechanical debridement which utilizes compressive stress waves, generated by photonic absorption in thin titanium films to mechanically disrupt the biofilm...
March 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333334/a-mixed-method-evaluation-of-peer-education-workshops-for-school-aged-children-to-teach-about-antibiotics-microbes-and-hygiene
#2
Vicki L Young, Amy Cole, Donna M Lecky, Dennis Fettis, Beth Pritchard, Neville Q Verlander, Charlotte V Eley, Cliodna A M McNulty
Background: Delivering health topics in schools through peer education is known to be beneficial for all students involved. In this study, we have evaluated a peer-education workshop that aims to educate primary and secondary school students on hygiene, the spread of infection and antibiotics. Methods: Four schools in south-west England, in a range of localities, took part in peer-education workshops, with students completing before, after and knowledge-retention questionnaires...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330735/vancomycin-loaded-nanobubbles-a-new-platform-for-controlled-antibiotic-delivery-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
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Monica Argenziano, Giuliana Banche, Anna Luganini, Nicole Finesso, Valeria Allizond, Giulia Rossana Gulino, Amina Khadjavi, Rita Spagnolo, Vivian Tullio, Giuliana Giribaldi, Caterina Guiot, Anna Maria Cuffini, Mauro Prato, Roberta Cavalli
Vancomycin (Vm) currently represents the gold standard against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. However, it is associated with low oral bioavailability, formulation stability issues, and severe side effects upon systemic administration. These drawbacks could be overcome by Vm topical administration if properly encapsulated in a nanocarrier. Intriguingly, nanobubbles (NBs) are responsive to physical external stimuli such as ultrasound (US), promoting drug delivery. In this work, perfluoropentane (PFP)-cored NBs were loaded with Vm by coupling to the outer dextran sulfate shell...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328861/relationship-between-anesthesia-and-postoperative-endophthalmitis-a-retrospective-study
#4
Hou-Chuan Lai, Wei-Cheng Tseng, Shu-I Pao, Chih-Shung Wong, Ren-Chih Huang, Wei-Hung Chan, Zhi-Fu Wu
Previous study showed that patients under general anesthesia (GA) had nasopharyngeal secretions on the face at the end of ocular surgery, especially in propofol-based total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), it might induce postoperative endophthalmitis. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective study to compare the incidence of endophthalmitis after ocular surgery under topical, inhalation anesthesia, and propofol-based TIVA in our medical center from 2011 to 2015.A total of 21,032 patients were included, and we evaluated epidemiologic factors, systemic diseases, other ocular pathologic characteristics, complications during the surgery, technique of ocular surgery, method of antibiotic prophylaxis, vitreous culture, and vision outcome in these patients...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327924/long-term-outcome-of-487-patients-with-early-stage-extra-nodal-marginal-zone-lymphoma
#5
S Teckie, S Qi, M Chelius, S Lovie, M Hsu, A Noy, C Portlock, J Yahalom
Background: Localized early-stage extra-nodal marginal zone lymphoma (MZL) presents with heterogeneous organ involvement and is treated with various modalities, including resection, radiotherapy, and systemic therapy. We report the long-term outcome of a large cohort of extra-nodal MZL and assess the impact of patient and disease characteristics, organ site, and treatment strategy on disease control and survival. Patients and Methods: We identified 487 consecutive patients with stage IE or IIE MZL referred between 1992 and 2012 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center...
January 23, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322888/review-manuscript-pneumolysin-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-in-severe-pneumococcal-disease
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REVIEW
Ronald Anderson, Charles Feldman
Acute pulmonary and cardiac injury remain significant causes of morbidity and mortality in those afflicted with severe pneumococcal disease, with the risk for early mortality often persisting several years beyond clinical recovery. Although remaining to be firmly established in the clinical setting, a considerable body of evidence, mostly derived from murine models of experimental infection, has implicated the pneumococcal, cholesterol-binding, pore-forming toxin, pneumolysin (Ply), in the pathogenesis of lung and myocardial dysfunction...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321299/successful-emergency-department-interventions-that-reduce-time-to-antibiotics-in-febrile-pediatric-cancer-patients
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Sandra Spencer, MIchele Nypaver, Katherine Hebert, Christopher Benner, Rachel Stanley, Daniel Cohen, Alexander Rogers, Jason Goldstick, Prashant Mahajan
Children with cancer and fever are at high risk for sepsis related death. Rapid antibiotic delivery (< 60 minutes) has been shown to reduce mortality. We compared patient outcomes and describe interventions from three separate quality improvement (QI) projects conducted in three United States (US) tertiary care pediatric emergency departments (EDs) with the shared aim to reduce time to antibiotic (TTA) to < 60 minutes in febrile pediatric oncology patients (Temperature > 38.0 C). A secondary objective was to identify interventions amenable to translation to other centers...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321211/first-foods-and-gut-microbes
#8
Martin F Laursen, Martin I Bahl, Kim F Michaelsen, Tine R Licht
The establishment of the human gut microbiota in early life has been associated with later health and disease. During the 1st months after birth, the microbial composition in the gut is known to be affected by the mode of delivery, use of antibiotics, geographical location and type of feeding (breast/formula). Consequently, the neonatal period and early infancy has attracted much attention. However, after this first period the gut microbial composition continues to develop until the age of 3 years, and these 1st years have been designated "a window of opportunity" for microbial modulation...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319284/advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-axillae-mimicking-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Clio Dessinioti, Mikaella Plaka, Chrisa Zisimou, Eleftheria Christofidou, Christina Antoniou, Alexander J Stratigos
A 56 year-old man presented to our Hidradenitis Clinic with an exophytic, bovine-red, ulcerated plaque in the left axillae (figure 1). He reported that he was diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa when this lesion first appeared 8 years ago, as a single small, occasionally purulent, nodule, that had enlarged considerably over the past 7 months. He had previously received oral and topical antibiotics with no improvement. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317676/effect-of-the-administration-period-of-perioperative-topical-levofloxacin-on-normal-conjunctival-bacterial-flora
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Ryohei Nejima, Kimiya Shimizu, Takashi Ono, Yukari Noguchi, Akiko Yagi, Takuya Iwasaki, Nobuyuki Shoji, Kazunori Miyata
PURPOSE: To assess the long-term and short-term effects of post-cataract surgery antibiotic therapy on the drug-resistance profile of normal conjunctival bacterial flora. SETTING: Miyata Eye Hospital, Miyazaki, Japan. DESIGN: Randomized prospective clinical trial. METHODS: Patients aged 20 years or older who had cataract surgery between May and September 2015 were given levofloxacin 1.5% ophthalmic solution for 3 days preoperatively...
January 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314920/-new-antibiotics-standstill-or-progress
#11
J Rademacher, T Welte
The development of resistance to antibiotics has been ignored for a long time. But nowadays, increasing resistance is an important topic. For a decade no new antibiotics had been developed and it is not possible to quickly close this gap of new resistance and no new drugs. This work presents six new antibiotics (ceftaroline, ceftobiprole, solithromycin, tedizolid, ceftolozane/tazobactam, ceftazidime/avibactam). In part, only expert opinions are given due to lack of study results.The two 5th generation cephalosporins ceftaroline and ceftobiprole have beside their equivalent efficacy to ceftriaxone (ceftaroline) and cefipim (ceftobiprole) high activity against MRSA...
March 17, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303214/evidence-based-management-and-controversies-in-blunt-splenic-trauma
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REVIEW
D C Olthof, C H van der Vlies, J C Goslings
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The study aims to describe the evidence-based management and controversies in blunt splenic trauma. RECENT FINDINGS: A shift from operative management to non-operative management (NOM) has occurred over the past decades where NOM has now become the standard of care in haemodynamically stable patients with blunt splenic injury. Splenic artery embolisation (SAE) is generally believed to increase the success rate of NOM. Not all the available evidence is that optimistic about SAE however...
2017: Current Trauma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301615/topical-approaches-to-improve-surgical-outcomes-and-wound-healing-a-review-of-efficacy-and-safety
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Kristin Totoraitis, Joel L Cohen, Adam Friedman
<p>Surgical procedures are an important piece of a dermatologist's daily practice. Therefore, the optimization of post-surgical wound healing is an area of utmost importance and interest. Although low risk, one notable barrier to proper wound healing is surgical site infection.</p> <p>In an attempt to mitigate this risk and improve surgical outcomes, multiple topical products continue to be used both pre- and postprocedure. Traditionally, this includes both topical antibiotics and antiseptics...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298863/scleral-buckle-infection-by-serratia-species
#14
Ramesh Venkatesh, Manisha Agarwal, Shalini Singh, Rahul Mayor, Aditya Bansal
We describe a rare case of scleral buckle (SB) infection with Serratia species. A 48-year-old male with a history of retinal detachment repair with scleral buckling presented with redness, pain, and purulent discharge in the left eye for 4 days. Conjunctival erosion with exposure of the SB and scleral thinning was noted. The SB was removed and sent for culture. Blood and chocolate agar grew Gram-negative rod-shaped bacillus identified as Serratia marcescens. On the basis of the susceptibility test results, the patient was treated with oral and topical antibiotics...
January 2017: Oman Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296199/antibiotics-in-the-environment-an-annotated-selection-of-world-wide-web-sites-relevant-to-the-topics-in-environmental-microbiology
#15
Lawrence P Wackett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 13, 2017: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290130/the-choosing-wisely-initiative-in-infectious-diseases
#16
REVIEW
Clara Lehmann, Reinhard Berner, Johannes R Bogner, Oliver A Cornely, Katja de With, Susanne Herold, Winfried V Kern, Sebastian Lemmen, Mathias W Pletz, Bernhard Ruf, Bernd Salzberger, Hans Jürgen Stellbrink, Norbert Suttorp, Andrew J Ullmann, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Norma Jung
OBJECTIVE: "Choosing Wisely" is a growing international campaign aiming at practice changes to improve patient health and safety by both, conduct of essential and avoidance of unnecessary diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic procedures. The goal is to create an easily recognizable and distributable list ("Choosing Wisely items") that addresses common over- and underuse in the management of infectious diseases. METHODS: The German Society of Infectious Diseases (DGI) participates in the campaign "Klug Entscheiden" by the German Society of Internal Medicine...
March 13, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289111/oral-and-topical-antibiotics-for-clinically-infected-eczema-in-children-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-in-ambulatory-care
#17
Nick A Francis, Matthew J Ridd, Emma Thomas-Jones, Christopher C Butler, Kerenza Hood, Victoria Shepherd, Charis A Marwick, Chao Huang, Mirella Longo, Mandy Wootton, Frank Sullivan
PURPOSE: Eczema may flare because of bacterial infection, but evidence supporting antibiotic treatment is of low quality. We aimed to determine the effect of oral and topical antibiotics in addition to topical emollient and corticosteroids in children with clinically infected eczema. METHODS: We employed a 3-arm, blinded, randomized controlled trial in UK ambulatory care. Children with clinical, non-severely infected eczema were randomized to receive oral and topical placebos (control), oral antibiotic (flucloxacillin) and topical placebo, or topical antibiotic (fusidic acid) and oral placebo, for 1 week...
March 2017: Annals of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288463/guide-to-treatment-of-tattoo-complications-and-tattoo-removal
#18
Jørgen Serup, Wolfgang Bäumler
Clinicians in the fields of general medicine, dermatology, and plastic surgery are in their work now and then confronted with tattoo complications. Recognizing the rather few important diagnostic groups and urgencies, the medical 'decision tree' of treatment becomes quite simple. Acute conditions are dominated by bacterial infections needing antibiotic treatment. Systemic infection is a matter of urgency and requires intravenous treatment in a hospital without delay to prevent septic shock. Inflammatory reactions are a real challenge...
2017: Current Problems in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288233/-dress-syndrome-in-paediatrics-clinical-case
#19
Marcos Silva-Feistner, Elena Ortiz, María Jesús Rojas-Lechuga, Daniel Muñoz
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a rare, potentially life-threatening, drug-induced hypersensitivity reaction that includes skin eruption, haematological abnormalities, lymphadenopathy, and internal organ involvement. OBJECTIVE: Presenting a rare condition in children, to facilitate a rapid diagnostic suspicion and recognition by doctors. CASE REPORT: An 9 months old infant admitted due to a severe viral pneumonia, managed with non-invasive ventilation and ceftriaxone...
February 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286740/long-term-safety-of-topical-bacteriophage-application-to-the-frontal-sinus-region
#20
Amanda J Drilling, Mian L Ooi, Dijana Miljkovic, Craig James, Peter Speck, Sarah Vreugde, Jason Clark, Peter-John Wormald
Background:Staphylococcus aureus biofilms contribute negatively to a number of chronic conditions, including chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). With the inherent tolerance of biofilm-bound bacteria to antibiotics and the global problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance, the need to develop novel therapeutics is paramount. Phage therapy has previously shown promise in treating sinonasal S. aureus biofilms. Methods: This study investigates the long term (20 days) safety of topical sinonasal flushes with bacteriophage suspensions...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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