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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637119/disco-vertebral-osteomyelitis-causing-intradural-spinal-abscess-with-cauda-equina-compression
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Anan Shtaya, Samantha Hettige
Intradural extramedullary spinal infections causing cauda equina compression are uncommon. We report an Escherichia coli bacteraemia causing lumbar discitis and an intracanalicular collection compressing the cauda equina: initially thought to be an epidural empyema, however microsurgery revealed an intradural location. Decompression, drainage, antibiotics, and neuropathy treatment are essential management.
March 3, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628223/unsuccessful-treatment-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-endocarditis-with-dalbavancin
#2
J M Steele, R W Seabury, C M Hale, B T Mogle
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Limited evidence describes dalbavancin use in infective endocarditis (IE). CASE DESCRIPTION: A 27-year-old pregnant female received 4 weeks of dalbavancin for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia and tricuspid valve IE after conventional therapy was no longer an option due to non-compliance. Despite having a smaller cardiac vegetation following dalbavancin, she was bacteraemic <2 weeks later with vancomycin-intermediate (VISA) and telavancin-non-susceptible S...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625838/comparison-of-time-to-detection-values-between-bact-alert-%C3%A2-virtuo%C3%A2-and-bact-alert-%C3%A2-3d-instruments-for-clinical-blood-cultures-samples
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Francesco Congestrì, Maria Federica Pedna, Michela Fantini, Michela Samuelli, Pasqua Schiavone, Arianna Torri, Stefania Bertini, Vittorio Sambri
OBJECTIVES: The early detection of bacteraemia and fungemia is of paramount importance to guide the antimicrobial therapy in septic patients. In this study the "time to detection" (TTD) values for the new blood culture system BacT/ALERT(®) VIRTUO™ (VIRTUO) was evaluated in 1462 positive clinical bottles and compared with the TTD identified for 1601 positive clinical bottles incubated in the BacT/ALERT(®) 3D (BTA 3D). METHODS: The most representative microorganisms isolated from bottles incubated in both blood culture systems were divided into 8 categories (in order of frequency): Coagulase-Negative-Staphylococci (CoNS), Escherichia coli, Enterobacteriaceae (other than E...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611136/a-rare-case-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-subspecies-abscessus-prosthetic-valve-endocarditis-and-the-clinical-importance-of-inducible-erm-41-gene-testing
#4
Norman Beatty, Craig Brown, Tirdad Zangeneh, Mayar Al Mohajer
A 56-year-old man with a history of injection drug use and two prior episodes of native valve infective endocarditis presented with dyspnoea on exertion. Our preliminary work-up revealed bacteraemia with reported growth of 'Mycobacterium abscessus group' on multiple blood cultures. The patient was later found to have eustachian valve and prosthetic pulmonic valve endocarditis. Initially, he responded to standard antimycobacterial therapy for rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) with supporting laboratory susceptibilities...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609435/predicting-infectious-complications-in-children-with-cancer-an-external-validation-study
#5
Gabrielle M Haeusler, Karin A Thursky, Francoise Mechinaud, Franz E Babl, Richard De Abreu Lourenco, Monica A Slavin, Robert Phillips
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to validate the 'Predicting Infectious ComplicatioNs in Children with Cancer' (PICNICC) clinical decision rule (CDR) that predicts microbiologically documented infection (MDI) in children with cancer and fever and neutropenia (FN). We also investigated costs associated with current FN management strategies in Australia. METHODS: Demographic, episode, outcome and cost data were retrospectively collected on 650 episodes of FN...
June 13, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607014/np108-an-antimicrobial-polymer-with-activity-against-methicillin-and-mupirocin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#6
Derry K Mercer, Laura K Katvars, Fiona Hewitt, Daniel W Smith, Jennifer Robertson, Deborah A O'Neil
Staphylococcus aureus is a clinically significant human pathogen that causes infectious diseases ranging from skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI), healthcare associated infections (HAI) to potentially fatal bacteraemia and endocarditis. Nasal carriage of S. aureus, especially persistent carriage, is associated with an increased risk of subsequent infection, particularly nosocomial and surgical site infections (SSI), usually via autoinfection. NP108 is a cationic antimicrobial polymer composed of Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) amino acid building blocks...
June 12, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602703/clinical-predictors-and-outcomes-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-bacteraemia-in-a-regional-hospital-in-hong-kong
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M Y Man, H P Shum, Y H Chan, K C Chan, W W Yan, R A Lee, S K P Lau
BACKGROUND: Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Multidrug resistance, especially extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) production, in KP is endemic worldwide. Our study aimed to evaluate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of patients with KP bacteraemia in critical care and general ward settings. METHODS: Adult patients admitted to a regional hospital in Hong Kong from 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2016 (7.5 years) with KP bacteraemia were included...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602702/the-scottish-enhanced-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-surveillance-program-the-first-18-months-data-in-adults
#8
F Murdoch, J Danial, A K Morris, E Czarniak, J L Bishop, E Glass, L J Imrie
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) is the second most common source of positive blood cultures after Escherichia coli (E. coli) reported within NHS Scotland. Laboratory surveillance has been mandatory in Scotland for SAB since 2001. AIM: To gain an understanding of the epidemiology of SAB cases and associated risk factors for healthcare and true community onset. Identifying these factors and patient populations most at risk allows focused improvement plans to be developed...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598316/how-do-the-epidemiology-of-paediatric-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-and-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-differ
#9
Julia Abernethy, Mike Sharland, Alan P Johnson, Russell Hope
PURPOSE: To examine whether the epidemiology of bacteraemia caused by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) differed in children aged <1 year and in comparison to older age groups. METHODOLOGY: English mandatory MRSA and MSSA surveillance data from 2006 and 2011, respectively, were collected. Epidemiological information was descriptively analysed in relation to methicillin susceptibility and patient age...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597623/-impact-of-a-stewardship-program-on-bacteraemia-in-adult-inpatients
#10
E Merino, E Caro, J R Ramos, V Boix, A Gimeno, J C Rodríguez, G Riera, P Más-Serrano, J Sanchéz-Paya, S Reus, D Torrús, J Portilla
OBJECTIVE: Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality among inpatients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of a stewardship program on clinical and antimicrobial therapy-related outcomes in patients with bacteraemia. METHODS: Single-centre, before-and-after quasi-experimental study in adult inpatients. Over 1 January 2013 to 31 June 2013 all patients aged 18 years or older with a bacteraemia (interven-tion group, N=200) were compared to a historical cohort (1 Janu-ary 2012 to 31 December 2012) (control group, N=200)...
June 8, 2017: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569336/molecular-epidemiology-and-characteristics-of-16-cases-with-stenotrophomonas-maltophilia-bacteraemia-in-pediatric-intensive-care-units
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M Motamedifar, H Heidari, M Yasemi, H Sedigh Ebrahim-Saraie
BACKGROUND: Recently, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia has increasingly been reported as an important nosocomial opportunistic pathogen. Limited therapeutic options of S. maltophilia infections demand early identification and knowledge about the probable risk factors for controlling its spread. STUDY DESIGN: The present study aimed to investigate the risk factors and trend of antibiotic susceptibility, along with genetic analysis in bacteraemia cases at pediatric intensive care units (PICUs)...
July 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569143/spondylodiscitis-in-a-healthy-12-year-old-girl-with-extraintestinal-pathogenic-escherichia-coli-expec-bacteraemia
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J Gaschignard, G Geslain, C Mallet, M Lorrot, N Blot, M Alison, S Bonacorsi
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli (E. coli) is rarely implicated in bone or joint infections in children. CASE PRESENTATION: We discuss the case of a healthy 12-year-old girl with an E. coli bacteraemia and a T11-T12 spondylodiscitis revealed by magnetic resonance imaging. The strain harboured serogroup O1:K1 and virulence factors common to highly virulent extra intestinal pathogenic E. coli (ExPEC). Immunological work-up was normal. CONCLUSION: The identification of E...
May 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556448/non-typhoidal-salmonella-infections-in-children-review-of-literature-and-recommendations-for-management
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Sophie Ch Wen, Emma Best, Clare Nourse
Non-typhoidal Salmonellae are a major cause of infectious diarrhoea worldwide and can cause invasive diseases, including bacteraemia, meningitis and osteomyelitis. Young or immunocompromised children and those with underlying conditions such as sickle cell disease are particularly vulnerable to invasive disease. There has been an increase in the rate of resistant non-typhoidal Salmonella, which is associated with invasive disease and hospitalisation. The intracellular nature of non-typhoidal Salmonella protects against extracellular antibiotics and can facilitate disease relapse, particularly meningitis...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540775/preventing-intrahepatic-infection-after-ablation-of-liver-tumours-in-biliary-enteric-anastomosis-patients
#14
Shui-Lian Tan, Xiao-Ling Yu, Ping Liang, Fangyi Liu, Zhigang Cheng, Zhi-Yu Han, Jie Yu
PURPOSE: To assess the value of bowel preparation plus targeted antibiotics for preventing intrahepatic infections after MWA of liver tumours in BEA patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 21 patients (divided into two groups) with a history of BEA undergoing ultrasound-guided MWA of liver tumours from November 2008 to June 2014. Group A (n = 10) received single-antibiotic therapy (cefazedone 2 g bid 4, amoxicillin and flucloxacillin sodium 2 g bid 3, levofloxacin 0...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540151/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-sacroiliac-joint-septic-arthritis-in-an-adult-patient-treated-with-daptomycin
#15
Ramy Rashed, Fizan Younis
Sacroiliac joint septic arthritis is a rare disease entity representing 1-2% of all cases of septic arthritis. Establishment of the diagnosis is often challenging given the non-specific presenting features and the potential cross-over with other pathologies. We report the case of a 50 year old gentleman who suffers with psoriasis and presented with sacroiliac joint septic arthritis complicated by Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia and an iliopsoas abscess. This was successfully treated conservatively with a course of the novel antibiotic Daptomycin...
2017: Journal of bone and joint infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532458/results-of-an-early-intervention-programme-for-patients-with-bacteraemia-analysis-of-prognostic-factors-and-mortality
#16
A Del Arco, J Olalla, J de la Torre, A Blázquez, N Montiel-Quezel, J L Prada, F Rivas, J García-Alegría, F Fernández-Sánchez
BACKGROUND: Bacteraemia is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients admitted to hospital. The aim of this study is to analyse the results of a two-year programme for the early optimisation of antibiotic treatment in patients admitted to the Costa del Sol Hospital (Marbella. Spain). METHODS: A prospective two-year cohort study was conducted, evaluating all episodes of bacteraemia at the Costa del Sol Hospital. Epidemiological and microbiological characteristics, any modification of the initial antibiotic treatment, prognostic risk stratification, early mortality related to the episode of bacteraemia, and mortality after the seventh day, were included in the analysis...
May 22, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529091/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-bacteraemia-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies-risk-factors-treatment-and-outcome
#17
Polydoros Tofas, Michael Samarkos, Evangelia-Theophano Piperaki, Christos Kosmidis, Ioanna-Dionysia Triantafyllopoulou, Maria Kotsopoulou, Aggeliki Pantazatou, Stavroula Perlorentzou, Anastasia Poulli, Maria Vagia, George L Daikos
Our aims were to identify factors associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) bloodstream infection (BSI) in patients with hematological malignancies and evaluate the outcome of the affected patients. Consecutive patients with hematological malignancies who developed PA BSI were identified. Subsequently, two case-control studies were performed to evaluate the risk factors (i) for PA BSI and (ii) for carbapenem resistant (CR) PA BSI. Patients' outcome was evaluated at 28 days after the onset of bacteraemia. A total of 64 patients with PA BSI (45 caused by CS and 19 by CR organisms) and 128 without PA BSI were enrolled...
May 11, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528647/transition-metal-homeostasis-in-streptococcus-pyogenes-and-streptococcus-pneumoniae
#18
Andrew G Turner, Cheryl-Lynn Y Ong, Mark J Walker, Karrera Y Djoko, Alastair G McEwan
Trace metals such as Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu are essential for various biological functions including proper innate immune function. The host immune system has complicated and coordinated mechanisms in place to either starve and/or overload invading pathogens with various metals to combat the infection. Here, we discuss the roles of Fe, Mn and Zn in terms of nutritional immunity, and also the roles of Cu and Zn in metal overload in relation to the physiology and pathogenesis of two human streptococcal species, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Streptococcus pyogenes...
2017: Advances in Microbial Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520867/activity-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-against-surveillance-and-problem-enterobacteriaceae-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-non-fermenters-from-the-british-isles
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David M Livermore, Shazad Mushtaq, Daniele Meunier, Katie L Hopkins, Robert Hill, Rachael Adkin, Aiysha Chaudhry, Rachel Pike, Peter Staves, Neil Woodford
Background: We assessed the activity of ceftolozane/tazobactam against consecutive isolates collected in the BSAC Bacteraemia Surveillance from 2011 to 2015 and against 'problem' isolates sent to the UK national reference laboratory from July 2015, when routine testing began. Methods: Susceptibility testing was by BSAC agar dilution with resistance mechanisms identified by PCR and interpretive reading. Results: Data were reviewed for 6080 BSAC surveillance isolates and 5473 referred organisms...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512590/acute-bacterial-meningitis-and-systemic-abscesses-due-to-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-subsp-equisimilis-infection
#20
M Jourani, T Duprez, V Roelants, H Rodriguez-Villalobos, P Hantson
Disseminated abscesses due to group G β-hemolytic Streptococcus dysgalactiae were observed in a 57-year-old cirrhotic patient with the skin being the putative way of entry for the pathogen. S. dysgalactiae is a rare agent in human infections responsible for acute pyogenic meningitis. The mortality rate associated with S. dysgalactiae bacteraemia and meningitis may be as high as 50%, particularly in the presence of endocarditis or brain abscesses. In our patient, main sites of infections were meningitis and ventriculitis, spondylodiscitis, septic arthritis, and soft-tissue infections...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
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