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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433398/multi-state-survey-of-healthcare-associated-infections-in-acute-care-hospitals-in-brazil
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C Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza, M C Padoveze, C R Veiga Kiffer, A L Barth, Irna C do Rosário Souza Carneiro, H I Garcia Giamberardino, J L Nobre Rodrigues, L Santos Filho, M J Gonçalves de Mello, M Severino Pereira, P Pinto Gontijo Filho, M Rocha, E A Servolo de Medeiros, A C Campos Pignatari
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) challenge public health in developing countries such as Brazil, which harbour social inequalities and variations in the complexity of healthcare and regional development. AIM: To describe the prevalence of HCAIs in hospitals in a sample of hospitals in Brazil. METHODS: A prevalence survey conducted in 2011-13 enrolled 152 hospitals from the five macro-regions in Brazil. Hospitals were classified as large (≥200 beds), medium (50-199 beds) or small sized (<50 beds)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433120/additional-cost-because-of-pneumonia-in-nursing-home-residents-results-from-the-incidence-of-pneumonia-and-related-consequences-in-nursing-home-resident-study
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Nadège Costa, Emiel O Hoogendijk, Michael Mounié, Robert Bourrel, Yves Rolland, Bruno Vellas, Laurent Molinier, Matteo Cesari
OBJECTIVES: Pneumonia is a frequent condition in older people. Our aim was to examine the total healthcare cost related to pneumonia in nursing home (NH) residents over a 1-year follow-up period. DESIGN: This was a prospective, longitudinal, observational, and multicenter study that was a part of the Incidence of Pneumonia and related Consequences in Nursing Home Resident study. SETTING: Thirteen NHs located in Languedoc Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées regions in France were included...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429163/antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-bacterial-isolates-from-patients-presenting-with-ear-nose-and-throat-ent-infections-in-the-german-community-healthcare-setting
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B Olzowy, M Kresken, M Havel, D Hafner, B Körber-Irrgang
Empiric initial antibiotic therapy of bacterial infections is based primarily upon the susceptibility of the most common causative pathogens. The purpose of this study was to provide susceptibility data on six bacterial species known to cause ear, nose and throat (ENT) infections. A total of 1066 isolates collected during a nationwide laboratory-based surveillance study were analysed. All Streptococcus pyogenes isolates were penicillin (PEN)-susceptible, indicating that natural penicillins can still be recommended as the first-line treatment for group A streptococcal tonsillopharyngitis...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420677/tcup-typing-and-characterization-of-bacteria-using-bottom-up-tandem-mass-spectrometry-proteomics
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Fredrik Boulund, Roger Karlsson, Lucia Gonzales-Siles, Anna Johnning, Nahid Karami, Omar Al-Bayati, Christina Ahren, Edward R B Moore, Erik Kristiansson
Methods for rapid and reliable microbial identification are essential in modern healthcare. The ability to detect and correctly identify pathogenic species and their resistance phenotype is necessary for accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment of infectious diseases. Bottom-up tandem mass spectrometry (MS) proteomics enables rapid characterization of large parts of the expressed genes of microorganisms. However, the generated data is highly fragmented, making down-stream analyses complex. Here we present TCUP, a new computational method for typing and characterizing bacteria using proteomics data from bottom-up tandem MS...
April 18, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420358/healthcare-utilization-in-older-patients-using-personal-emergency-response-systems-an-analysis-of-electronic-health-records-and-medical-alert-data-brief-description-a-longitudinal-retrospective-analyses-of-healthcare-utilization-rates-in-older-patients-using
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Stephen Agboola, Sara Golas, Nils Fischer, Mariana Nikolova-Simons, Jorn Op den Buijs, Linda Schertzer, Joseph Kvedar, Kamal Jethwani
BACKGROUND: Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are traditionally used as fall alert systems for older adults, a population that contributes an overwhelming proportion of healthcare costs in the United States. Previous studies focused mainly on qualitative evaluations of PERS without a longitudinal quantitative evaluation of healthcare utilization in users. To address this gap and better understand the needs of older patients on PERS, we analyzed longitudinal healthcare utilization trends in patients using PERS through the home care management service of a large healthcare organization...
April 18, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416961/predictive-factors-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infection-in-elderly-patients-with-community-onset-pneumonia
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Hyeyoung Jwa, Jong Wook Beom, Jong Hoo Lee
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is a severe and life-threatening disease in patients with community-onset (CO) pneumonia. However, the current guidelines lack specificity for a screening test for MRSA infection. METHODS: This study was retrospectively conducted in elderly patients aged ≥65 years, who had contracted CO-pneumonia during hospitalization at the Jeju National University Hospital, between January 2012 and December 2014...
April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395861/dissemination-and-clinical-implications-of-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-producing-oxa-48-in-a-spanish-hospital
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A Madueño, J González García, S Fernández-Romero, J Oteo, M Lecuona
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates are increasing and few effective antibiotics are currently available to treat patients. AIM: To assess the epidemiology, molecular basis, clinical features, and outcomes in the acquisition and dissemination of OXA-48-producing K. pneumoniae (OXA48KP) in a tertiary Spanish hospital between October 2013 and December 2015. METHODS: Clinical, demographic, and microbiological data of patients with OXA48KP in clinical samples were collected from medical records...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393724/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-in-turkey
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Canan Gündüz, Mehmet Sezai Taşbakan, Abdullah Sayıner, Aykut Çilli, Oğuz Kılınç, Ayşın Şakar Coşkun
Introduction: Pneumonia in cases with preceding hospitalization, hemodialysis, intravenous therapy, wound care, or chemotherapy within the prior 30 days and residence in nursing homes are defined as healthcare associated pneumonia (HCAP). The aim of this study was to compare the demographic and laboratory data, isolated causative agents and prognosis of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and HCAP in a large population in Turkey. Materials and Methods: The data of 785 cases (average age 65...
September 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393342/-effects-of-an-oral-care-program-on-the-swallowing-function-in-post-operative-patients-with-oral-cancer
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Ching-Chi Hsiang, Yueh-Juen Hwu
BACKGROUND: Oral cancer is the fourth leading cause of death among men in Taiwan. Dysphagia, choking, and aspiration pneumonia are often noted in post-operative patients with oral cancer. Improving patients' swallowing function is an urgent problem that cannot be neglected. PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of an oral care program on the swallowing function of post-operative patients with oral cancer. METHODS: A quasi-experimental research design was conducted and post-operative patients with oral cancer were recruited...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390400/a-comparative-study-do-clickers-increase-student-engagement-in-multidisciplinary-clinical-microbiology-teaching
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Niall T Stevens, Hélène McDermott, Fiona Boland, Teresa Pawlikowska, Hilary Humphreys
BACKGROUND: Audience response devices, or "clickers", have been used in the education of future healthcare professionals for several years with varying success. They have been reported to improve the learning experience by promoting engagement and knowledge retention. In 2014, our department evaluated the use of "clickers" in a newly introduced multidisciplinary approach to teaching large groups of third year medical students clinical cases developed around a microbiology theme. METHODS: Six multidisciplinary teaching sessions covering community-acquired pneumonia, tuberculosis, infective endocarditis, peritonitis, bloodstream infection with pyelonephritis and bacterial meningitis were included in the study...
April 8, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389093/risk-factors-for-kpc-producing-enterobacteriaceae-acquisition-and-infection-in-a-healthcare-setting-with-possible-local-transmission-a-case-control-study
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K M Cronin, Y S Poy Lorenzo, M E Olenski, A E Bloch, K Visvanathan, M J Waters, K L Buising
BACKGROUND: Reports of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) in Australia were previously uncommon, with cases imported sporadically by travellers from higher prevalence countries. AIM: The study institution reported the first outbreak of KPC-Kp in Australia. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors for KPC-Kp colonization and infection using a matched case-control study. METHODS: The study included all hospitalized patients with KPC-Kp colonization or infection from January 2012 to September 2015...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385138/community-acquired-syndromes-causing-morbidity-and-mortality-in-australia%C3%A2
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Shweta Sharma, Emmy Sneath, Allen C Cheng, N Deborah Friedman
The clinical and economic burden of infectious diseases is a substantial public health problem. The determination of the relative contributions of these diseases to the overall healthcare burden can inform priority setting, planning, and decision-making in healthcare and establish a baseline for future comparisons. Few recent studies have presented definitive data on the incidence of infectious diseases requiring hospitalisation in the Southern Hemisphere. We identified the age-specific number of hospitalisations and severe infections requiring intensive care unit admissions in the Geelong region...
March 31, 2017: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377180/unique-characteristics-of-community-onset-healthcare-associated-bloodstream-infections-a-multi-centre-prospective-surveillance-study-of-bloodstream-infections-in-japan
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N Takeshita, I Kawamura, H Kurai, H Araoka, A Yoneyama, T Fujita, Y Ainoda, R Hase, N Hosokawa, H Shimanuki, N Sekiya, N Ohmagari
BACKGROUND: Analysis of bloodstream infections (BSIs) is valuable for their diagnosis, treatment and prevention. However, limited data are available in Japan. AIM: To investigate the characteristics of patients with bacteraemia in Japan. METHODS: This study was conducted in five hospitals from October 2012 to September 2013. Clinical, demographic, microbiological and outcome data for all blood-culture-positive cases were analysed. FINDINGS: In total, 3206 cases of BSI were analysed: 551 community-onset healthcare-associated (CHA)-BSIs, 1891 hospital-acquired (HA)-BSIs and 764 community-acquired (CA)-BSIs...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375514/clinical-implications-of-genomic-adaptation-and-evolution-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Angela Gomez-Simmonds, Anne-Catrin Uhlemann
Klebsiella pneumoniae poses a major challenge to healthcare worldwide as an important cause of multidrug-resistant infections. Nosocomial clones, including epidemic sequence type 258 (ST258), have shown an affinity for acquiring and disseminating resistance plasmids, particularly variants of the K. pneumoniae carbapenemase. By comparison, the resurgence of severe community-associated K. pneumoniae infections has led to increased recognition of hypervirulent strains belonging to the K1 and K2 capsular serotypes, predominantly in eastern Asia...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369261/gastrointestinal-carriage-is-a-major-reservoir-of-k-pneumoniae-infection-in-intensive-care-patients
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Claire L Gorrie, Mirjana Mirceta, Ryan R Wick, David J Edwards, Nicholas R Thomson, Richard A Strugnell, Nigel Pratt, Jill Garlick, Kerrie Watson, David Pilcher, Steven McGloughlin, Denis W Spelman, Adam W J Jenney, Kathryn E Holt
Background: Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp) is an opportunistic pathogen and leading cause of hospital-associated infections. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are particularly at risk. Kp is part of the healthy human microbiome, providing a potential reservoir for infection. However, the frequency of gut colonization and its contribution to infections are not well characterized. Methods: We conducted a one-year prospective cohort study in which 498 ICU patients were screened for rectal and throat carriage of Kp shortly after admission...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368366/insights-on-klebsiella-pneumoniae-biofilms-assembled-on-different-surfaces-using-phenotypic-and-genotypic-approaches
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Maria Bandeira, Vítor Borges, João P Gomes, Aida Duarte, Luisa Jordao
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a prominent etiological agent of healthcare associated infections (HAIs). In this context, multidrug-resistant and biofilm-producing bacteria are of special public health concern due to the difficulties associated with treatment of human infections and eradication from hospital environments. Here, in order to study the impact of medical devices-associated materials on the biofilm dynamics, we performed biofilm phenotypic analyses through a classic and a new scanning electron microscopy (SEM) technique for three multidrug-resistant K...
April 3, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366150/-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-in-turkey
#17
Canan Gündüz, Mehmet Sezai Taşbakan, Abdullah Sayıner, Aykut Çilli, Oğuz Kılınç, Ayşın Şakar Coşkun
Introduction: Pneumonia in cases with preceding hospitalization, hemodialysis, intravenous therapy, wound care, or chemotherapy within the prior 30 days and residence in nursing homes are defined as healthcare associated pneumonia (HCAP). The aim of this study was to compare the demographic and laboratory data, isolated causative agents and prognosis of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and HCAP in a large population in Turkey. Materials and Methods: The data of 785 cases (average age 65...
September 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365311/clinical-impact-and-prevalence-of-mrsa-cc398-and-differences-between-mrsa-tet-r-and-mrsa-tet-s-in-an-area-of-spain-with-a-high-density-of-pig-farming-a-prospective-cohort-study
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E Reynaga, C Torres, M Garcia-Nuñez, M Navarro, A Vilamala, E Puigoriol, G E Lucchetti, M Sabrià
OBJETIVES: Tetracycline-resistance (Tet(R)) is a phenotypic marker of the livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) CC398 clone. The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence of MRSA CC398 in patients in contact with healthcare facilities and differences between patients with MRSA-Tet(R) and MRSA tetracycline-susceptible (Tet(S)) strains. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with MRSA from January-2012 until December-2015 were divided into two groups, MRSA-Tet(R) and MRSA-Tet(S)...
March 29, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362356/severe-pneumonia-caused-by-influenza-a-h1n1-virus-successfully-managed-with-extracorporeal-life-support-in-a-comorbid-former-preterm-infant
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Genny Raffaeli, Giacomo Cavallaro, Lorenza Pugni, Ernesto Leva, Andrea Artoni, Simona Neri, Chiara Baracetti, Mauro Cotza, Valerio Gentilino, Leonardo Terranova, Susanna Esposito, Fabio Mosca
Influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is a global health burden, leading to significant pediatric morbidity and mortality. Prematurity, young age and comorbidities are important risk factors for unfavorable outcomes. Preventive strategies, such as healthcare workers and household contacts vaccination as well as the implementation of infection control practices during the epidemic season, are crucial to protect the most vulnerable populations. Early diagnosis, timely administration of antiviral drugs and supportive therapy are crucial to lead to a complete recovery...
March 31, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348840/identification-of-klebsiella-capsule-synthesis-loci-from-whole-genome-data
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Kelly L Wyres, Ryan R Wick, Claire Gorrie, Adam Jenney, Rainer Follador, Nicholas R Thomson, Kathryn E Holt
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a growing cause of healthcare-associated infections for which multi-drug resistance is a concern. Its polysaccharide capsule is a major virulence determinant and epidemiological marker. However, little is known about capsule epidemiology since serological typing is not widely accessible and many isolates are serologically non-typeable. Molecular typing techniques provide useful insights, but existing methods fail to take full advantage of the information in whole genome sequences. We investigated the diversity of the capsule synthesis loci (K-loci) among 2503 K...
December 2016: Microbial Genomics
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