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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468780/efficacy-analysis-of-routine-catheter-tip-cultures-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Taito Kitano, Kumiko Takagi, Ikuyo Arai, Hajime Yasuhara, Reiko Ebisu, Ayako Ohgitani, Daisuke Kitagawa, Miyako Oka, Kazue Masuo, Hideki Minowa
OBJECTIVES: Although routine catheter tip cultures are not recommended, previous reports have indicated that some cases of colonization, such as with S. aureus, can lead to subsequent bacteremia. To evaluate the safety of colonized cases without antimicrobial treatment, as well as the effectiveness of routine catheter tip cultures in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), we performed a retrospective data analysis in a Japanese community hospital. METHODS: We reviewed all peripherally inserted central venous catheter tip culture results from the NICU ward between April 2012 and June 2017 to determine whether they had antimicrobial treatments or subsequent infections...
February 22, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466956/outcome-and-prognostic-factors-of-patients-with-right-sided-infective-endocarditis-requiring-intensive-care-unit-admission
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Hugues Georges, Olivier Leroy, Norair Airapetian, Nicolas Lamblin, Elie Zogheib, Patrick Devos, Sebastien Preau
BACKGROUND: Right-sided infective endocarditis (RSIE) is an uncommon diagnosis accounting for less than 10% of cases of infective endocarditis. Optimal management for severely ill patients with RSIE remains challenging because few studies reported on management and outcome. The goal of our study was to determine outcome and associated prognostic factors in a population of ICU patients with a diagnosis of definite, active and severe RSIE. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study in 10 French ICUs between January 2002 and December 2012...
February 21, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458065/nosocomial-ventriculitis-caused-by-a-meticillin-and-linezolid-resistant-clone-of-staphylococcus-epidermidis-in-neurosurgical-patients
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Carlos Rodríguez-Lucas, Javier Fernández, José Antonio Boga, Lucia López-Amor, Lorena Forcelledo, Eva Lázaro-López, M Rosario Rodicio
BACKGROUND: Post-neurosurgical ventriculitis is mainly caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci. The rate of linezolid resistant S. epidermidis (LRSE) is increasing worldwide. AIMS: To report clinical and microbiological data from a series of ventriculitis cases caused by LRSE in a Spanish hospital between 2013 and 2016. METHODS: LRSE ventriculitis cases were retrospectively reviewed in a Spanish hospital during a four-year period. Clinical/epidemiological data of the infected patients were reviewed, the isolates involved were typed by PFGE and MLST, and the molecular basis of linezolid resistance was determined...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454654/invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-and-influenza-co-infection-in-immunocompetent-hosts-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Melisa M Shah, Eric I Hsiao, Carl M Kirsch, Amit Gohil, Supriya Narasimhan, David A Stevens
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is classically considered an illness of severely immunocompromised patients with limited host defenses. However, IPA has been reported in immunocompetent but critically ill patients. This report describes two fatal cases of pathologically confirmed IPA in patients with influenza in the intensive care unit. One patient had influenza B infection, whereas the other had influenza A H1N1. Both patients died despite broad-spectrum antimicrobials, mechanical ventilation, and vasopressor support...
February 2, 2018: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454592/effective-antimicrobial-stewardship-strategies-for-cost-effective-utilization-of-telavancin-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-hospital-acquired-bacterial-pneumonia-caused-by-staphylococcus-aureus
#5
James A McKinnell, Shelby Corman, Dipen Patel, Grace H Leung, Lynne M Gordon, Thomas P Lodise
PURPOSE: Clinicians and stewardship programs are challenged with positioning of novel, higher priced antibiotic agents for the treatment of clinical infections. We developed a decision-analytic model to describe costs, including drug, total treatment costs, and health care outcomes, associated with telavancin (TLV) compared with vancomycin (VAN) for patients with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP). METHODS: This decision-analytic model assessed the treatment of SA-HABP with TLV versus VAN...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452598/7-versus-14-days-of-antibiotic-treatment-for-critically-ill-patients-with-bloodstream-infection-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
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Nick Daneman, Asgar H Rishu, Ruxandra Pinto, Pierre Aslanian, Sean M Bagshaw, Alex Carignan, Emmanuel Charbonney, Bryan Coburn, Deborah J Cook, Michael E Detsky, Peter Dodek, Richard Hall, Anand Kumar, Francois Lamontagne, Francois Lauzier, John C Marshall, Claudio M Martin, Lauralyn McIntyre, John Muscedere, Steven Reynolds, Wendy Sligl, Henry T Stelfox, M Elizabeth Wilcox, Robert A Fowler
BACKGROUND: Shorter-duration antibiotic treatment is sufficient for a range of bacterial infections, but has not been adequately studied for bloodstream infections. Our systematic review, survey, and observational study indicated equipoise for a trial of 7 versus 14 days of antibiotic treatment for bloodstream infections; a pilot randomized clinical trial (RCT) was a necessary next step to assess feasibility of a larger trial. METHODS: We conducted an open, pilot RCT of antibiotic treatment duration among critically ill patients with bloodstream infection across 11 intensive care units (ICUs)...
February 17, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451823/evaluation-of-fetal-intestinal-cell-growth-and-antimicrobial-biofunctionalities-of-donor-human-milk-after-preparative-processes
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Pasinee Kanaprach, Nutkridta Pongsakul, Nopporn Apiwattanakul, Chatchai Muanprasat, Sarayut Supapannachart, Pracha Nuntnarumit, Somchai Chutipongtanate
BACKGROUND: Donor human milk is considered the next best nutrition following mother's own milk to prevent neonatal infection and necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants who are admitted at neonatal intensive care unit. However, donor milk biofunctionalities after preparative processes have rarely been documented. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate biofunctionalities preserved in donor milk after preparative processes by cell-based assays. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten pools of donor milk were produced from 40 independent specimens...
February 16, 2018: Breastfeeding Medicine: the Official Journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451043/murepavadin-a-new-antibiotic-class-in-the-pipeline
#8
Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Glenn E Dale, Antoni Torres
With the increase in multi-drug resistant P. aeruginosa, antimicrobials with a novel mechanism of action are needed that can target these infections. Areas covered: Intravenous murepavadin is in Phase 3 development for the treatment of HABP/VABP due to P. aeruginosa. This paper summarizes the available information on the discovery, the in vitro activity, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties and the clinical pharmacology of murepavadin to date. Expert commentary: P. aeruginosa has an intrinsic resistance to many antibiotics due to high cellular impermeability and efficient drug efflux mechanisms, and the recent increase in prevalence of multidrug-resistant P...
February 16, 2018: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449171/changes-in-antimicrobial-susceptibility-of-commonly-clinically-significant-isolates-before-and-after-the-interventions-on-surgical-prophylactic-antibiotics-spas-in-shanghai
#9
Su Wang, Li-Zhong Han, Yu-Xing Ni, Yi-Bo Zhang, Qun Wang, Da-Ke Shi, Wen-Hui Li, Yi-Chen Wang, Chen-Rong Mi
Surveillances and interventions on antibiotics use have been suggested to improve serious drug-resistance worldwide. Since 2007, our hospital have proposed many measures for regulating surgical prophylactic antibiotics (carbapenems, third gen. cephalosporins, vancomycin, etc.) prescribing practices, like formulary restriction or replacement for surgical prophylactic antibiotics and timely feedback. To assess the impacts on drug-resistance after interventions, we enrolled infected patients in 2006 (pre-intervention period) and 2014 (post-intervention period) in a tertiary hospital in Shanghai...
February 12, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446811/nosocomial-infections-current-situation-in-a-resuscitation-unit
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Ahlem Trifi, Sami Abdellatif, Mouna Oueslati, Meriem Zribi, Foued Daly, Rochdi Nasri, Rahma Mannai, Chadlia Fandri, Salah Ben Lakhal
BACKGROUND: The nosocomial infection (NI) is defined as an infection that is not present or incubating on admission in establishment of care. It can be caused by the patient's germs, care personnel or hospital environment. Multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria are particularly common in intensive care units that lead to a serious infections and increase morbidity, mortality and cost of care. PURPOSE: To identify the epidemiological characteristics of NI, the predisposing factors, the antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of isolated bacteria and the impact on morbidity and mortality...
March 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438544/emergence-and-control-of-linezolid-resistant-staphylococcus-epidermidis-in-an-icu-of-a-german-hospital
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Christina Weßels, Birgit Strommenger, Ingo Klare, Jennifer Bender, Sabine Messler, Frauke Mattner, Michael Krakau, Guido Werner, Franziska Layer
Objectives: To investigate an outbreak of linezolid-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (LRSE) in an interdisciplinary ICU, linezolid consumption and infection control measures taken. Methods: Routine surveillance of nosocomial infections revealed colonization and infection with LRSE affecting 14 patients during a 15 month period. LRSE isolates were analysed with respect to their clonal relatedness, antimicrobial susceptibility, the presence of cfr and/or mutations in the 23S rRNA, rplC, rplD and rplV genes...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422291/a-case-control-study-on-the-clinical-impact-of-ventilator-associated-tracheobronchitis-in-adult-patients-who-did-not-develop-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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María Luisa Cantón-Bulnes, María Ascensión González-García, Manuela García-Sánchez, Ángel Arenzana-Seisdedos, José Garnacho-Montero
OBJECTIVES: The main objective was to determine whether ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis (VAT) is related to increased length of ICU stay. Secondary endpoints included prolongation of hospital stay, as well as, ICU and hospital mortality. DESIGN: A retrospective matched case-control study. Each case was matched with a control for duration of ventilation (± 2 days until development of ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis), disease severity (Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II) at admission ± 3, diagnostic category and age ±10 years...
February 5, 2018: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410326/is-gentamicin-safe-and-effective-for-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-an-8-year-retrospective-cohort-study
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Christopher J Brereton, Daniel Lennon, Sarah Browning, Emily Dunn, John K Ferguson, Joshua S Davis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Gram-negative bacilli are the causative organisms for a significant proportion of patients with severe community acquired pneumonia (CAP) admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Clinical guidelines recommend broad spectrum antimicrobials for empiric treatment despite alarming global trends in antimicrobial resistance. We aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of gentamicin, an aminoglycoside with potent bactericidal activity, for empiric Gram-negative cover of severe CAP admitted to ICU...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410029/sustained-multimodal-antimicrobial-stewardship-in-an-australian-tertiary-intensive-care-unit-from-2008-2015-an-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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Suman Adhikari, Michael Piza, Peter Taylor, Kush Deshpande, Doris Lam, Pam Konecny
The long term outcomes and sustainability of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) in the intensive care unit (ICU) require evaluation. This study analysed the effect of a multimodal ICU AMS introduced in a 15-bed medical-surgical tertiary Australian adult ICU in November, 2008, with interrupted time-series analysis of antibiotic usage, resistance and cost from November 2005-October 2015, including national ICU average usage as a control. Overall ICU mortality, 30-day blood stream infection (BSI) mortality and length of stay (LOS) were compared over the same period...
January 30, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408737/a-nationwide-survey-of-intravenous-antimicrobial-use-in-intensive-care-units-in-japan
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Tetsu Ohnuma, Yoshiro Hayashi, Kazuto Yamashita, John Marquess, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Masamitsu Sanui
Although a majority of patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) receive antibiotics, little is known about patterns of antibiotic use in ICUs in Japan. The objective of this study was to evaluate the pattern of antibiotic use in ICUs. A nationwide one-day cross-sectional surveillance of antibiotic use in the ICU was conducted three times between January 2011 and December 2011. All patients aged ≧16-years old were included. Data from 52 ICUs and 1148 patients were reviewed. There were 1028 prescriptions for intravenous antibiotics...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405149/fecal-carriage-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-and-risk-factor-analysis-in-hospitalised-patients-a-single-centre-study-from-india
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Balvinder Mohan, Amber Prasad, Harsimran Kaur, Vinaykumar Hallur, Neha Gautam, Neelam Taneja
PURPOSE: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have emerged and disseminated widely causing a variety of infections. In India, the carriage of CRE in hospitalised patients has not been well-studied. Therefore, we conducted the present study to observe gut carriage rate of CRE in patients admitted to our tertiary care hospital. METHODS: A total of 232 faecal swabs collected from consecutive stool samples from admitted patients were inoculated on ChromID extended spectrum β-lactamase plates and members of Enterobacteriaceae family were subjected to antibiotic susceptibility as per the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute guidelines...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405141/incidence-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-impact-of-multidrug-resistant-infections-on-patient-s-outcome-experience-at-an-apex-trauma-centre-in-north-india
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Surbhi Khurana, Purva Mathur, Subodh Kumar, Kapil Dev Soni, Richa Aggrawal, Priyam Batra, Nidhi Bhardwaj
INTRODUCTION: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) remains one of the most common nosocomial infections in the Intensive Care Unit. In the face of extremely high rates of antimicrobial resistance, it is essential to gauge the clinical significance of isolation of multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens from clinical samples. This study details the trend of VAP and the clinical significance of isolation of MDR pathogens from respiratory samples at an Indian tertiary care hospital. METHODS: The study was conducted over a 5-year period...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401338/a-tertiary-care-center-s-experience-with-novel-molecular-meningitis-encephalitis-diagnostics-and-implementation-with-antimicrobial-stewardship
#18
David Chang, Jason F Okulicz, Lindsey E Nielsen, Brian K White
Background: Novel molecular techniques, such as the Biofire FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis (ME) panel, are increasingly used to improve pathogen detection and time to detection (TtD). The Brooke Army Medical Center antibiotic stewardship program evaluated the impact of the ME panel on empiric antimicrobial usage. Methods: Negative ME panels were analyzed for days of therapy (DOT). The ME panel became available at Brooke Army Medical Center on January 1, 2016 and a retrospective chart review was performed on all hospitalized patients tested by ME panel through April 30, 2016...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395762/emergency-department-sepsis-screening-tool-decreases-time-to-antibiotics-in-patients-with-sepsis
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Tanvi Shah, Ethan Sterk, Megan A Rech
Recent literature has highlighted the importance of early identification and treatment of sepsis; however, limited data exists to help recognize sepsis in the emergency department (ED) through use of a screening tool. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a sepsis screening tool implemented in an academic medical center ED on compliance with the 3-hour sepsis bundle. This was a retrospective cohort study that included a total of 115 patients, of which 58 were in the pre-tool group and 57 were in the post-tool group...
January 28, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389980/comparison-of-clinical-manifestations-and-antibiotic-resistances-among-three-genospecies-of-the-acinetobacter-calcoaceticus-acinetobacter-baumannii-complex
#20
Lu Chen, Juxiang Yuan, Yingjun Xu, Fengxia Zhang, Zhenlei Chen
The Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii (ACB) complex has emerged as a high priority among hospital-acquired pathogens in intensive care units (ICUs), posing a challenge to infection management practices. In this study, the clinical characteristics, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, and patients outcome among genospecies were retrospectively compared. Samples were taken from the tracheal secretions of 143 patients in the ICU. Genospecies of the ACB complex were discriminated by analysis of the 16S-23S rRNA gene intergenic spacer (ITS) sequence...
2018: PloS One
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