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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343153/cryptococcal-infections-in-two-patients-receiving-ibrutinib-therapy-for-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Matthew Stankowicz, Megan Banaszynski, Russell Crawford
Cryptococcal infections are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Reports of these infections in patients on small molecular kinase inhibitors have not been widely reported in clinical trials. We describe one case of cryptococcal meningoencephalitis and one case of cryptococcal pneumonia in two patients who were receiving ibrutinib for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Despite different sites of cryptococcal infection, both patients had similar presentations of acute illness...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330835/international-guidelines-for-groin-hernia-management
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INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, more than 20 million patients undergo groin hernia repair annually. The many different approaches, treatment indications and a significant array of techniques for groin hernia repair warrant guidelines to standardize care, minimize complications, and improve results. The main goal of these guidelines is to improve patient outcomes, specifically to decrease recurrence rates and reduce chronic pain, the most frequent problems following groin hernia repair. They have been endorsed by all five continental hernia societies, the International Endo Hernia Society and the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery...
January 12, 2018: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326004/health-care-associated-infections-in-iran-a-national-update-for-the-year-2015
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Babak Eshrati, Hossein Masoumi Asl, Shirin Afhami, Zahra Pezeshki, Arash Seifi
BACKGROUND: A national surveillance system for health care-associated infections (HAIs) in Iran is relatively new, and an update on incidence and mortality rates can aid clinicians and stakeholders in development of new guidelines and imperative modifications to be made. METHODS: Data were extracted from the national HAIs surveillance software for more than 7 million hospitalizations during 2015. Data regarding age, gender, deaths, ward of admission, and microbiologic findings were collected and analyzed...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316924/association-of-hospice-utilization-and-publicly-reported-outcomes-following-hospitalization-for-pneumonia-or-heart-failure-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Soowhan Lah, Emily L Wilson, Sarah Beesley, Iftach Sagy, James Orme, Victor Novack, Samuel M Brown
BACKGROUND: The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance began collecting and reporting United States hospital performance in the treatment of pneumonia and heart failure in 2008. Whether the utilization of hospice might affect CMS-reported mortality and readmission rates is not known. METHODS: Hospice utilization (mean days on hospice per decedent) for 2012 from the Dartmouth Atlas (a project of the Dartmouth Institute that reports a variety of public health and policy-related statistics) was merged with hospital-level 30-day mortality and readmission rates for pneumonia and heart failure from CMS...
January 9, 2018: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316009/excess-incidence-and-risk-factors-for-recurrent-pneumonia-in-bipolar-disorder
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Min-Shan Li, Galen Chin-Lun Hung, Shu-Yu Yang, Chun-Hung Pan, Ya-Tang Liao, Shang-Ying Tsai, Chiao-Chicy Chen, Chian-Jue Kuo
AIM: Patients with bipolar disorder had poorer outcomes after pneumonia and could have a higher risk for recurrence of pneumonia. We aimed to investigate the incidence and risk factors of recurrent pneumonia in patients with bipolar disorder. METHODS: In a nationwide cohort of bipolar patients (derived from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan) who were hospitalized for pneumonia between 1996 and 2012, we identified 188 patients who developed recurrent pneumonia after a baseline pneumonia episode...
January 8, 2018: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305283/evidence-based-guidelines-for-prevention-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-evaluation-of-intensive-care-unit-nurses-adherence
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Muhammad W Darawad, Mohammad Abu Sa'aleek, Taghreed Shawashi
Using self-reported questionnaires, this descriptive study assessed nurses' adherence to ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) guidelines, which was found to be 81.3%. Although items concerning infection control achieved the highest scores, items concerning the suctioning process achieved the lowest scores. Participants' score of VAP care knowledge had a significant positive correlation with their score of VAP guidelines adherence. Addressing the strength and weakness domains that affect nurses' adherence is crucial for health care administrators at different managerial levels, which may help in executing different strategies to improve nurses' adherence to VAP strategies...
January 2, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295691/molecular-detection-of-tem-shv-and-ctx-m-genes-among-gram-negative-klebsiella-isolates
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Asma Naim, Asma Saeed, Taqdees Ara Malik
In the past few years, the use of antimicrobial drugs against a wide range of pathogens has increased significantly. This extensive use of drugs has increased the resistance rate in microbial community widely. Molecular techniques for the detection of resistance are more reliable as compared to the conventional phenotypic method. The family Enterobacteriaceae is considered to be an important cause of nosocomial infections due to its predominantly active species such as E. coli, Klebsiella and Pseudomonas. These organisms are mainly involved in causing pneumonia, sepsis, post-surgical and urinary tract infections...
January 1, 2018: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283681/short-term-air-pollution-and-incident-pneumonia-a-case-crossover-study
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Cheryl S Pirozzi, Barbara E Jones, James A VanDerslice, Yue Zhang, Robert Paine, Nathan C Dean
RATIONALE: The relationship between air pollution and pneumonia is poorly understood. OBJECTIVES: To examine relationships between short-term air pollution exposure and number and severity of pneumonia cases along the Wasatch Front in Utah, USA, a region with periodic high levels of outdoor air pollution. METHODS: We applied time-stratified case-crossover analyses with distributed lag to patients presenting to 7 emergency departments (EDs) with pneumonia over 2 years...
December 28, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260037/cefepime-induced-neurotoxicity-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Cigdem Isitan, Andrew Ferree, Anna DePold Hohler
Cefepime is a fourth generation cephalosporin which is bactericidal for broad spectrum of organisms. This is a case-series of three patients who presented to our hospital with confusion secondary to cefepime use to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) and health care associated pneumonia (HCAP), after excluding other common etiologies of altered mental status (AMS). Of these three patients, one had progressive expressive aphasia and the other two demonstrated asynchronous myoclonic activity of the limbs. The symptoms were seen within four to five days of initiating the treatment and resolved within three days of discontinuation of cefepime...
September 2017: ENeurologicalSci
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248504/rapid-emergence-of-colistin-resistance-and-its-impact-on-mortality-in-healthcare-associated-infections
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Mehtap Aydin, Önder Ergönül, Alpay Azap, Hüseyin Bilgin, Güle Aydın, Sema Alp Çavuş, Yusuf Ziya Demiroğlu, Hikmet Eda Çalışkan, Osman Memikoğlu, Şirin Menekşe, Şafak Kaya, Nazlım Aktuğ Demir, İlkay Karaoğlan, Seniha Başaran, Çiğdem Hatipoğlu, Şebnem Erdinç, Emel Yılmaz, Ayhanım Tümtürk, Yasemin Tezer, Hamiyet Demirkaya, Şule Eren Çakar, Şiran Keske, SudaTekin, Cem Yardımcı, Çağla Karakoç, Pınar Ergen, Özlem Azap, Lütfiye Mülazımoğlu, Onur Ural, Füsun Can, Halis Akalın
We describe the emergence of resistance and predictors of fatality for 1556 cases of healthcare-associated Gram-negative bloodstream infections in 2014 and 2015. The colistin resistance rate in Klebsiella pneumoniae was 16.1%, compared with 6% in 2013. 660 (42.4%) cases were fatal. The highest fatality rate was among patients with Acinetobacter baumannii bacteremia (58%), followed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (45%), Klebsiella pneumoniae (41%), Enterobacter cloacae (32%), and Escherichia coli (28%). In multivariate analysis, MIC for carbapenem (OR:1...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247109/evaluation-of-anticoagulation-status-for-atrial-fibrillation-on-early-ischaemic-stroke-outcomes-a-registry-based-prospective-cohort-study-of-acute-stroke-care-in-surrey-uk
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Thang S Han, Christopher H Fry, David Fluck, Brendan Affley, Giosue Gulli, Christopher Barrett, Puneet Kakar, Tasmin Patel, Sapna Sharma, Pankaj Sharma
OBJECTIVE: The relationship of anticoagulation therapies with stroke severity and outcomes have been well documented in the literature. However, none of the previous research has reported the relationship of atrial fibrillation (AF)/anticoagulation therapies with urinary tract infection (UTI), pneumonia and length of stay in hyperacute stroke units (HASUs). The present study aimed to evaluate AF and anticoagulation status in relation to early outcomes in 1387 men (median age=75 years, IQR=65-83) and 1371 women (median age=83 years, IQR=74-89) admitted with acute ischaemic stroke to HASUs in Surrey between 2014 and 2016...
December 14, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246470/effectiveness-and-costs-of-specialised-physiotherapy-given-via-parkinsonnet-a-retrospective-analysis-of-medical-claims-data
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Jan H L Ypinga, Nienke M de Vries, Lieke H H M Boonen, Xander Koolman, Marten Munneke, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Bastiaan R Bloem
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease is a complex condition that is best managed by specialised professionals. Trials show that specialised allied health interventions are cost-effective, as compared with usual care. We aimed to study the long-term benefits of specialised physiotherapy using the ParkinsonNet approach in real-world practice. METHODS: We did an observational study, retrospectively analysing a database of health insurance claims that included a representative population of Dutch patients with Parkinson's disease, who were followed for up to 3 years (Jan 1, 2013, to Dec 31, 2015)...
December 12, 2017: Lancet Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246210/rates-and-risk-factors-associated-with-hospitalization-for-pneumonia-with-icu-admission-among-adults
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Aaron D Storms, Jufu Chen, Lisa A Jackson, James D Nordin, Allison L Naleway, Jason M Glanz, Steven J Jacobsen, Eric S Weintraub, Nicola P Klein, Paul M Gargiullo, Alicia M Fry
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia poses a significant burden to the U.S. health-care system. However, there are few data focusing on severe pneumonia, particularly cases of pneumonia associated with specialized care in intensive care units (ICU). METHODS: We used administrative and electronic medical record data from six integrated health care systems to estimate rates of pneumonia hospitalizations with ICU admissions among adults during 2006 through 2010. Pneumonia hospitalization was defined as either a primary discharge diagnosis of pneumonia or a primary discharge diagnosis of sepsis or respiratory failure with a secondary diagnosis of pneumonia in administrative data...
December 16, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246153/referral-patterns-delays-and-equity-in-access-to-advanced-paediatric-emergency-care-in-vietnam
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Emily Treleaven, Toan Ngoc Pham, Duy Ngoc Le, Trevor N Brooks, Hai Thanh Le, J Colin Partridge
BACKGROUND: Quality emergency care is a critical component of a well-functioning health system. However, severely ill children often face barriers to timely, appropriate care in less-developed health systems. Such barriers disproportionately affect poorer children, and may be particularly acute when children seek advanced emergency care. We examine predictors of increased acuity and patient outcomes at a tertiary paediatric emergency department to identify barriers to advanced emergency care among children...
December 15, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237706/patient-characteristics-resource-use-and-outcomes-associated-with-general-internal-medicine-hospital-care-the-general-medicine-inpatient-initiative-gemini-retrospective-cohort-study
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Amol A Verma, Yishan Guo, Janice L Kwan, Lauren Lapointe-Shaw, Shail Rawal, Terence Tang, Adina Weinerman, Peter Cram, Irfan A Dhalla, Stephen W Hwang, Andreas Laupacis, Muhammad M Mamdani, Steven Shadowitz, Ross Upshur, Robert J Reid, Fahad Razak
BACKGROUND: The precise scope of hospital care delivered under general internal medicine services remains poorly quantified. The purpose of this study was to describe the demographic characteristics, medical conditions, health outcomes and resource use of patients admitted to general internal medicine at 7 hospital sites in the Greater Toronto Area. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study involving all patients who were admitted to or discharged from general internal medicine at the study sites between Apr...
December 11, 2017: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233611/analysis-of-factors-associated-with-in-hospital-mortality-in-lung-cancer-chemotherapy-patients-with-neutropenia
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Julia Cupp, Eva Culakova, Marek S Poniewierski, David C Dale, Gary H Lyman, Jeffrey Crawford
Lung cancer, compared with other solid tumors, is associated with high mortality rates from febrile neutropenia. The risk factors associated with in-hospital mortality were identified and compared for patients with lung cancer and patients with other solid tumors. Hospitalization data from the University Health Consortium database inclusive of 2004 to 2012 were analyzed. The study population included all adult patients with solid tumors who developed neutropenia. Cancer type, the presence of neutropenia, and further subgroups were determined using International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision, Clinical Modification codes...
October 28, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233111/effectiveness-of-two-community-based-strategies-on-disease-knowledge-and-health-behaviour-regarding-malaria-diarrhoea-and-pneumonia-in-ghana
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Blanca Escribano-Ferrer, Margaret Gyapong, Jane Bruce, Solomon A Narh Bana, Clement T Narh, Naa-Korkor Allotey, Roland Glover, Charity Azantilow, Constance Bart-Plange, Isabella Sagoe-Moses, Jayne Webster
BACKGROUND: Ghana has developed two community-based strategies that aim to increase access to quality treatment for malaria, diarrhoea and suspected pneumonia, and to improve household and family practices: integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) and Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS). The objective of the study was to assess the effectiveness of iCCM and CHPS on disease knowledge and health behaviour regarding malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia. METHODS: A household survey was conducted two and eight years after implementation of iCCM in the Volta and Northern Regions of Ghana respectively, and more than ten years of CHPS implementation in both regions...
December 12, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221484/the-impacts-of-baseline-ventilator-parameters-on-hospital-mortality-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-treated-with-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Meng-Yu Wu, Yu-Sheng Chang, Chung-Chi Huang, Tzu-I Wu, Pyng-Jing Lin
BACKGROUND: Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is a valuable life support in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in adult patients. However, the success of VV-ECMO is known to be influenced by the baseline settings of mechanical ventilation (MV) before its institution. This study was aimed at identifying the baseline ventilator parameters which were independently associated with hospital mortality in non-trauma patients receiving VV-ECMO for severe ARDS. METHODS: This retrospective study included 106 non-trauma patients (mean age: 53 years) who received VV-ECMO for ARDS in a single medical center from 2007 to 2016...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216345/effect-of-influenza-vaccination-against-postoperative-pneumonia-and-mortality-for-geriatric-patients-receiving-major-surgery-a-nationwide-matched-study
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Wan-Chi Liu, Chao-Shun Lin, Chun-Chieh Yeh, Hsin-Yun Wu, Yuarn-Jang Lee, Chi-Li Chung, Yih-Giun Cherng, Ta-Liang Chen, Chien-Chang Liao
Background: Limited information is available on the association between a influenza vaccination and postoperative outcomes. Methods: Using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database reimbursement claims data from 2008 to 2013, we conducted a matched cohort study of 16,903 patients over age 66 who received influenza vaccinations and later underwent major surgery. Using propensity score matching procedure adjusted for socio-demographics, medical conditions, types of surgery and anesthesia, 16,903 controls who were not vaccinated were selected...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215629/proton-pump-inhibitors-and-dementia-deciphering-the-data
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Paul Moayyedi, Maxine A Lewis
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are effective and suppressing acid, and therefore have efficacy against gastric acid-related disorders. The long-term safety of PPIs is less clear and there have been a number of studies raising concerns regarding risk of pneumonia, fracture, Clostridium difficile, chronic renal failure, and dementia. This latter concern is addressed by a study in this issue of AJG using health care registry data and found there was no association between PPI use and Alzheimer's dementia. Furthermore, there was no increased risk of dementia with long-term use of PPIs or higher doses of PPIs...
December 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
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