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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030310/dysphagia-in-nursing-homes-results-from-the-nutritionday-project
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Melanie Streicher, Rainer Wirth, Karin Schindler, Cornel Christian Sieber, Michael Hiesmayr, Dorothee Volkert
OBJECTIVES: Dysphagia is a major healthcare problem as it increases the risk of malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, and death. The aims of this analysis of data from nursing homes (NHs) worldwide were to examine prevalence rates of dysphagia, to identify characteristics of residents with dysphagia, and to describe which type of nutrition residents with dysphagia receive. DESIGN: One-day cross-sectional study, repeated in yearly intervals since 2007...
October 10, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029063/impact-of-pneumococcal-vaccination-on-pneumonia-hospitalizations-and-related-costs-in-ontario-a-population-based-ecological-study
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Dara Lee Luca, Jeffrey C Kwong, Anna Chu, Beate Sander, Ryan O'Reilly, Allison J McGeer, David E Bloom
Background: In Ontario, Canada, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) was approved for infants in 2001 and became part of the publicly funded routine immunization schedule in 2005. We assessed the population-level impact of PCV on pneumonia hospitalizations and related costs. Methods: We used the difference-in-differences (DD) approach to evaluate the impact of pneumococcal vaccination on pneumonia hospitalizations and related costs, using non-pneumonia hospitalization as the control condition...
September 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028810/risk-of-exacerbation-following-pneumonia-in-adults-with-heart-failure-or-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Rebecca Bornheimer, Kimberly M Shea, Reiko Sato, Derek Weycker, Stephen I Pelton
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence demonstrates increased short-term risk of cardiac complications and respiratory failure among patients with heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respectively, concurrent with an episode of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). We evaluated patients with pre-existing HF or COPD, beginning 30 days after CAP diagnosis, to determine if CAP had a prolonged impact on their underlying comorbidity. METHODS: A retrospective matched-cohort design using US healthcare claims was employed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026867/prevalence-of-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-infections-in-the-united-states-predominated-by-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Bin Cai, Roger Echols, Glenn Magee, Juan Camilo Arjona Ferreira, Gareth Morgan, Mari Ariyasu, Takuko Sawada, Tsutae Den Nagata
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant (CR) Gram-negative pathogens are recognized as a major health concern. This study examined the prevalence of infections due to 4 CR Gram-negative species (Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Escherichia coli) in the United States and assessed their impact on hospital stays and mortality. METHODS: Hospitalized patients with laboratory-confirmed infection due to any of the 4 Gram-negative pathogens were identified from the Premier Healthcare Database...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023187/manual-operated-ultraviolet-surface-decontamination-for-healthcare-environments
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Thaila Quatrini Corrêa, Kate Cristina Blanco, Natalia Mayumi Inada, Maisa de Fátima Hortenci, Angela Aparecida Costa, Evaine da Silveira Silva, Patricia Pereira da Costa Gimenes, Soraya Pompeu, Raphael Luiz de Holanda E Silva, Walter Manso Figueiredo, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a new handheld equipment based on a mercury low-pressure vapor lamp. The Surface UV(®) device was tested in Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus pneumoniae, two strains of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida albicans, and other clinical microorganisms isolated from different surfaces of a public health hospital. BACKGROUND DATA: The incidence of hospital infections has increased in recent years...
October 12, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021461/isolation-of-esbl-producing-bacteria-from-sputum-in-community-acquired-pneumonia-or-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-does-not-indicate-the-need-for-antibiotics-with-activity-against-this-class
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Hideyuki Horie, Isao Ito, Satoshi Konishi, Yuki Yamamoto, Yuko Yamamoto, Tatsuya Uchida, Hideo Ohtani, Yoshiharu Yoshida
Background In the past decade, extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria have increasingly frequently been isolated from various kinds of clinical specimens. However, the appropriate treatment of pneumonia in which ESBL-producing bacteria are isolated from sputum culture is poorly understood. Purpose To investigate whether or not ESBL-producing bacteria isolated from sputum in pneumonia cases should be treated as the causative bacteria. Patients and methods In this retrospective study, we screened for patients, admitted between January 2009 and December 2015 in whom pneumonia was suspected and for whom sputum cultures yielded Escherichia coli or Klebsiella spp...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020436/short-course-versus-long-course-intravenous-therapy-with-the-same-antibiotic-for-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children-aged-two-months-to-59-months
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REVIEW
Zohra S Lassi, Aamer Imdad, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a leading cause of childhood mortality from infectious disease, responsible for an estimated 1.3 million deaths annually in children under five years of age, many of which are in low-income countries. The World Health Organization recommends intravenous antibiotics for five days as first-line treatment for children with severe pneumonia. Although controversy exists regarding the specific clinical features used to diagnose pneumonia, the criteria for diagnosis of severe pneumonia are better defined and are widely used to triage children for referral and second-line therapy...
October 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020228/the-impact-of-a-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-outbreak-on-facilitating-development-of-a-national-infrastructure-for-infection-control-in-israel
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Mitchell J Schwaber, Yehuda Carmeli
In 2006 the Israeli healthcare system faced an unprecedented outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, primarily involving KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae clonal complex CC258. This public health crisis exposed major gaps in infection control. In response, Israel established a national infection control infrastructure. The steps taken to build this infrastructure and benefits realized from its creation are described here.
July 19, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017750/trends-and-relationship-between-antimicrobial-resistance-and-antibiotic-use-in-xinjiang-uyghur-autonomous-region-china-based-on-a-3-year-surveillance-data-2014-2016
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Haishaerjiang Wushouer, Zhao-Xia Zhang, Jian-Hua Wang, Ping Ji, Qing-Fang Zhu, Renagu Aishan, Lu-Wen Shi
PURPOSES: The objective of the study was to identify the trends and relations between antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and antibiotic use in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in Western China from 2014 to 2016. METHODS: A retrospective, descriptive analysis of AMR prevalence, and trends and relations between AMR and antibiotic use during the 3-year period was performed. RESULTS: Third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli was the most prevalent resistant pathogen in terms of both resistance density and resistance proportion...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017247/a-17-year-nationwide-study-of-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-bloodstream-infections-among-patients-in-the-united-states-veterans-health-administration
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Nadim G El Chakhtoura, Elie Saade, Brigid M Wilson, Federico Perez, Krisztina M Papp-Wallace, Robert A Bonomo
Background: Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are a group of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria rarely reported in patients without cystic fibrosis (CF) or immunocompromising conditions. We investigated Bcc bloodstream infections (BSIs) in a cohort of non-CF patients from the US Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Methods: Using VHA databases, we identified patients with Bcc BSI at facilities nationwide from 1999 through 2015. We ascertained clinical characteristics, treatments, and outcomes and identified factors associated with 30-day mortality in logistic regression analysis...
October 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016692/benefit-of-early-discharge-among-patients-with-low-risk-pulmonary-embolism
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Li Wang, Onur Baser, Phil Wells, W Frank Peacock, Craig I Coleman, Gregory J Fermann, Jeff Schein, Concetta Crivera
Clinical guidelines recommend early discharge of patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism (LRPE). This study measured the overall impact of early discharge of LRPE patients on clinical outcomes and costs in the Veterans Health Administration population. Adult patients with ≥1 inpatient diagnosis for pulmonary embolism (PE) (index date) between 10/2011-06/2015, continuous enrollment for ≥12 months pre- and 3 months post-index date were included. PE risk stratification was performed using the simplified Pulmonary Embolism Stratification Index...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965099/risk-factors-and-barriers-to-case-management-of-neonatal-pneumonia-protocol-for-a-pan-india-qualitative-study-of-stakeholder-perceptions
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N Sreekumaran Nair, Leslie Edward Lewis, Theophilus Lakiang, Myron Anthony Godinho, Shruti Murthy, Bhumika T Venkatesh
INTRODUCTION: India accounted for more neonatal deaths (estimated at 696 000) than any other country, as of 2015. Of these , most neonatal deaths due to infections can be attributed to pneumonia which accounts for 16% of all neonatal mortalities (2010). Despite simple, inexpensive case management strategies being available, pneumonia continues to cause significant mortality and morbidity among neonates. Understanding the perceptions and experiences of stakeholders of neonatal care can help find solutions to barriers to care and design tailored strategies for controlling neonatal pneumonia...
September 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964578/pneumococcal-vaccination-among-adults-with-work-related-asthma
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Katelynn E Dodd, Jacek M Mazurek
INTRODUCTION: Pneumococcal vaccination is recommended for all adults with asthma and a Healthy People 2020 goal aims to achieve 60% coverage among high-risk adults, including those with asthma. Adults with work-related asthma have more severe asthma symptoms than those with non-work-related asthma and are particularly vulnerable to pneumococcal pneumonia. METHODS: To assess pneumococcal vaccination coverage by work-related asthma status among ever-employed adults aged 18-64 years with current asthma, data from the 2012-2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Asthma Call-back Survey for ever-employed adults (18-64 years) with current asthma from 29 states were examined in 2016...
September 22, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961169/anti-inflammatory-thioredoxin-family-proteins-for-medicare-healthcare-and-aging-care
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REVIEW
Junji Yodoi, Yoshiyuki Matsuo, Hai Tian, Hiroshi Masutani, Takashi Inamoto
Human thioredoxin (TRX) is a 12-kDa protein with redox-active dithiol in the active site -Cys-Gly-Pro-Cys-, which is induced by biological stress due to oxidative damage, metabolic dysfunction, chemicals, infection/inflammation, irradiation, or hypoxia/ischemia-reperfusion. Our research has demonstrated that exogenous TRX is effective in a wide variety of inflammatory diseases, including viral pneumonia, acute lung injury, gastric injury, and dermatitis, as well as in the prevention and amelioration of food allergies...
September 29, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947683/headspace-volatile-organic-compounds-from-bacteria-implicated-in-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-analysed-by-td-gc-ms
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Oluwasola Lawal, Howbeer Muhamadali, Waqar Ahmed, Iain R White, Tamara M E Nijsen, Royston Goodacre, Stephen J Fowler
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a healthcare-acquired infection arising from the invasion of the lower respiratory tract by opportunistic pathogens in critically ill ventilated patients. The current method of diagnosis requires the culture of an airway sample such as bronchoalveolar lavage, which is invasive to obtain and may take up to seven days to identify a causal pathogen, or indeed rule out infection. While awaiting results, patients are administered empirical antibiotics; risks of this approach include lack of effect on the causal pathogen, contribution to the development of antibiotic resistance and downstream effects such as increased length of intensive care stay, cost, morbidity and mortality...
September 26, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947168/impact-of-procalcitonin-guidance-with-an-educational-program-on-management-of-adults-hospitalized-with-pneumonia
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Thomas L Walsh, Briana E DiSilvio, Crystal Hammer, Moeezullah Beg, Swati Vishwanathan, Daniel Speredelozzi, Matthew A Moffa, Kurt Hu, Rasha Abdulmassih, Jina T Makadia, Rikinder Sandhu, Mouhib Naddour, Noreen H Chan-Tompkins, Tamara L Trienski, Courtney Watson, Terrence J Obringer, Jim Kuzyck, Derek N Bremmer
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia and healthcare-associated pneumonia are often treated with prolonged antibiotic therapy. Procalcitonin (PCT) has effectively and safely reduced antibiotic use for pneumonia in controlled studies. However, limited data exists regarding PCT guidance in real-world settings for management of pneumonia. METHODS: A retrospective, pre-intervention/post-intervention study was conducted to compare management for patients admitted with pneumonia before and after implementation of PCT guidance at two teaching hospitals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...
September 22, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946105/risk-of-drug-resistance-in-repeat-gram-negative-infections-among-patients-with-multiple-hospitalizations
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Mansi Agarwal, Elaine L Larson
PURPOSE: Drug resistance in gram-negative bacterial hospital-acquired infections (GNB HAIs) has become ubiquitous in recent years. Patients who experience multiple hospitalizations are at high risk of developing repeat GNB HAIs. This study aims to evaluate the relationship between repeat GNB HAIs and antibiotic susceptibility patterns. METHODS: Using electronic medical records from three hospitals, 4053 patients were identified with at least one HAI caused by K...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930487/emerging-roles-of-inflammasomes-in-acute-pneumonia
#18
Sangeetha Ravi Kumar, Sagar Paudel, Laxman Ghimire, Scott Bergeron, Shanshan Cai, Rachel L Zemans, Gregory P Downey, Samithamby Jeyaseelan
Pneumonia is responsible for a substantial burden on healthcare worldwide and the single largest cause for death of infants globally. Pneumonia is caused by a variety of pathogenic microorganisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi. The lung has developed complex innate immune mechanisms to combat these infections while minimizing tissue damage. One essential mechanism that drives the initial innate immune response is sensing a broad spectrum of stimuli in the cytosol by inflammasomes. Inflammasomes are composed of NLR and non-NLR proteins, and activate caspase-1 that results in proinflammatory cytokine activation...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929963/-comparison-of-phenotypic-methods-and-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-the-detection-of-carbapenemase-production-in-clinical-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates
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Yamaç Tekintaş, Feriha Çilli, Bayrı Eraç, Melike Yaşar, Sabire Şöhret Aydemir, Mine Hoşgör Limoncu
Being a member of the Enterobacteriaceae family, Klebsiella pneumoniae is an opportunistic pathogen that inhabits normal human microbiota and causes predominantly hospital-acquired infections. The emergence of K.pneumoniae isolates which are resistant particularly to the carbapenem group of antibiotics has led to an increase in hospitalization period, mortality and morbidity. Although different rates of resistance are observed between countries, regions and even healthcare facilities, there has been a rapid increase in the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant strains in the last 10 years...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928178/trend-analysis-of-mortality-rates-and-causes-of-death-in-children-under-5-years-old-in-beijing-china-from-1992-to-2015-and-forecast-of-mortality-into-the-future-an-entire-population-based-epidemiological-study
#20
Han Cao, Jing Wang, Yichen Li, Dongyang Li, Jin Guo, Yifei Hu, Kai Meng, Dian He, Bin Liu, Zheng Liu, Han Qi, Ling Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To analyse trends in mortality and causes of death among children aged under 5 years in Beijing, China between 1992 and 2015 and to forecast under-5 mortality rates (U5MRs) for the period 2016-2020. METHODS: An entire population-based epidemiological study was conducted. Data collection was based on the Child Death Reporting Card of the Beijing Under-5 Mortality Rate Surveillance Network. Trends in mortality and leading causes of death were analysed using the χ(2) test and SPSS 19...
September 18, 2017: BMJ Open
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