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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198662/changes-in-bacterial-epidemiology-and-antibiotic-resistance-among-veterans-with-spinal-cord-injury-disorder-over-the-past-9-years
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Margaret A Fitzpatrick, Katie J Suda, Nasia Safdar, Stephen P Burns, Makoto M Jones, Linda Poggensee, Swetha Ramanathan, Charlesnika T Evans
OBJECTIVE: Patients with spinal cord injury and disorder (SCI/D) have an increased risk of infection with multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. We described bacterial epidemiology and resistance in patients with SCI/D at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) for the past 9 years. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort Setting: One hundred thirty VAMCs. PARTICIPANTS: Veterans with SCI/D and bacterial cultures with antibiotic susceptibility testing performed between 1/1/2005-12/31/2013...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155015/nitrofurantoin-safety-and-effectiveness-in-treating-acute-uncomplicated-cystitis-auc-in-hospitalized-adults-with-renal-insufficiency-antibiotic-stewardship-implications
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B A Cunha, C B Cunha, B Lam, J Giuga, J Chin, V F Zafonte, S Gerson
Nitrofurantoin remains a key oral antibiotic stewardship program (ASP) option in the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis (AUC) due to multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram negative bacilli (GNB). However, there have been concerns regarding decreased nitrofurantoin efficacy with renal insufficiency. In our experience over the past three decades, nitrofurantoin has been safe and effective in treating AUC in hospitalized adults with renal insufficiency. Accordingly, we retrospectively reviewed our recent experience treating AUC in hospitalized adults with decreased renal function (CrCl < 60 ml/min) with nitrofurantoin...
February 2, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149576/duration-of-antibiotic-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Gabor Zilahi, Mary Aisling McMahon, Pedro Povoa, Ignacio Martin-Loeches
There are certain well defined clinical situations where prolonged therapy is beneficial, but prolonged duration of antibiotic therapy is associated with increased resistance, medicalising effects, high costs and adverse drug reactions. The best way to decrease antibiotic duration is both to stop antibiotics when not needed (sterile invasive cultures with clinical improvement), not to start antibiotics when not indicated (treating colonization) and keep the antibiotic course as short as possible. The optimal duration of antimicrobial treatment for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is unknown, however, there is a growing evidence that reduction in the length of antibiotic courses to 7-8 days can minimize the consequences of antibiotic overuse in critical care, including antibiotic resistance, adverse effects, collateral damage and costs...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149515/bloodstream-infections-and-antimicrobial-sensitivity-patterns-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-of-india
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Nikita Vasudeva, Prem Singh Nirwan, Preeti Shrivastava
BACKGROUND: Invasion of the bloodstream by microorganisms constitutes one of the most serious situations in infectious disease. Microorganisms present in circulating blood whether continuously, intermittently, or transiently are a threat to every organ in the body. Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility of microorganisms vary depending upon the geography and the use of antibiotics. METHODS: A cross-sectional study to determine the prevalent organisms causing bloodstream infection was conducted...
October 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139768/mulifunctional-dendritic-emitter-aggregation-induced-emission-enhanced-thermally-activated-delayed-fluorescent-material-for-solution-processed-multilayered-organic-light-emitting-diodes
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Kenichi Matsuoka, Ken Albrecht, Kimihisa Yamamoto, Katsuhiko Fujita
Thermally activated delayed fluorescence (TADF) materials emerged as promising light sources in third generation organic light-emitting diodes (OLED). Much effort has been invested for the development of small molecular TADF materials and vacuum process-based efficient TADF-OLEDs. In contrast, a limited number of solution processable high-molecular weight TADF materials toward low cost, large area, and scalable manufacturing of solution processed TADF-OLEDs have been reported so far. In this context, we report benzophenone-core carbazole dendrimers (GnB, n = generation) showing TADF and aggregation-induced emission enhancement (AIEE) properties along with alcohol resistance enabling further solution-based lamination of organic materials...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135233/use-of-colistin-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-a-cohort-study-of-65-patients
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Eren Çağan, Evrim Kıray Baş, Hüseyin Selim Asker
BACKGROUND The emergence of infections related to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (MDR-GNB) reintroduced the use of colistin, an antibiotic that was previously abandoned due to adverse effects. However, because of its limited use in neonatal intensive care units, there is very little data about the effectiveness and safety of colistin in children and newborns. In this study, which will be the largest case study in the literature, we aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of colistin in full-term and preterm newborns...
January 30, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128096/validation-of-a-colistin-plasma-concentration-breakpoint-as-a-predictor-of-nephrotoxicity-in-patients-treated-with-colistin-methanesulfonate
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Juan P Horcajada, Luisa Sorlí, Sonia Luque, Natividad Benito, Concepción Segura, Nuria Campillo, Milagro Montero, Erika Esteve, Beatriz Mirelis, Virginia Pomar, Jordi Cuquet, Carmina Martí, Pau Garro, Santiago Grau
Nephrotoxicity limits the effective use of colistin for the treatment of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) infections. We previously defined a steady-state colistin plasma concentration (Css) of 2.42 mg/L that predicted nephrotoxicity at end of treatment (EOT). The objective of this study was to validate this breakpoint in a prospective cohort. This was a multicentre, prospective, observational study conducted at three hospitals with a cohort of patients treated for MDR-GNB infection with colistin methanesulfonate from September 2011 until January 2015...
December 2016: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115333/clinical-efficacy-of-%C3%AE-lactam-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitor-combinations-for-the-treatment-of-bloodstream-infection-due-to-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-haematological-patients-with-neutropaenia-a-study-protocol-for-a-retrospective-observational
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C Gudiol, C Royo-Cebrecos, C Tebe, E Abdala, M Akova, R Álvarez, G Maestro-de la Calle, A Cano, C Cervera, W T Clemente, P Martín-Dávila, A Freifeld, L Gómez, T Gottlieb, M Gurguí, F Herrera, A Manzur, G Maschmeyer, Y Meije, M Montejo, M Peghin, J Rodríguez-Baño, I Ruiz-Camps, T C Sukiennik, J Carratalà
INTRODUCTION: Bloodstream infection (BSI) due to extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Gram-negative bacilli (ESBL-GNB) is increasing at an alarming pace worldwide. Although β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor (BLBLI) combinations have been suggested as an alternative to carbapenems for the treatment of BSI due to these resistant organisms in the general population, their usefulness for the treatment of BSI due to ESBL-GNB in haematological patients with neutropaenia is yet to be elucidated...
January 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114979/impact-of-the-duration-of-antibiotics-on-clinical-events-in-patients-with-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Adrien Bouglé, Arnaud Foucrier, Hervé Dupont, Philippe Montravers, Alexandre Ouattara, Pierre Kalfon, Pierre Squara, Tabassome Simon, Julien Amour
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) accounts for 25% of infections in intensive care units. Compared to a long duration (LD) of antibiotic therapy, a short duration (SD) has a comparable clinical efficacy with less antibiotic use and less multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogen emergence, with the exception of documented VAP of non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli (NF-GNB), including Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA). These results have led the American Thoracic Society to recommend SD therapy for VAP, except for PA-VAP...
January 23, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099062/rectal-carriage-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-and-carbapenemase-producing-gram-negative-bacilli-in-intensive-care-units-in-tunisia
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Samia Hammami, Chaima Dahdeh, Kelthoum Mamlouk, Sana Ferjeni, Elaa Maamar, Zeineb Hamzaoui, Mabrouka Saidani, Salma Ghedira, Mohamed Houissa, Amin Slim, Ilhem Boutiba-Ben Boubaker
This study was conducted to evaluate the rate of fecal carriage of Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) resistant to third-generation cephalosporins (third GC) in patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Charles Nicolle Hospital of Tunis and to identify the enzymatic mechanisms involved. From February to April 2014, rectal swabs were collected from all patients (n = 38) at admission and once weekly thereafter to identify acquisition. They were cultured on desoxycholate-lactose-agar plates supplemented with cefotaxime (2 mg/L)...
January 18, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073895/evaluation-of-genotypic-and-phenotypic-methods-to-detect-carbapenemase-production-in-gram-negative-bacilli
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Allison R McMullen, Melanie L Yarbrough, Meghan A Wallace, Angela Shupe, Carey-Ann D Burnham
BACKGROUND: Carbapenemase-producing gram-negative bacteria (CP-GNB) are an urgent and expanding public health threat. Rapid and accurate identification of these organisms facilitates infection prevention efforts in healthcare facilities. The objective of our study was to evaluate methods to detect and identify CP-GNB. METHODS: We examined 189 carbapenem-resistant GNB (CR-GNB), including Enterobacteriaceae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Acinetobacter baumannii complex, using 3 different methods: 2 methods to screen isolates of GNB for carbapenemase production [the carbapenem inactivation method (CIM) and 2 chromogenic agars] and a molecular method (Cepheid GeneXpert Carba-R) to identify the mechanism of carbapenem resistance and the associated resistance genes (blaKPC, blaNDM, blaIMP, blaOXA-48-like, and blaVIM)...
January 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007716/optimizing-colistin-dosing-is-a-loading-dose-necessary
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Lama H Nazer, Nadine Anabtawi
PURPOSE: Published literature on the pharmacokinetics and effectiveness of colistin loading doses is reviewed. SUMMARY: Colistin is increasingly used to treat infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacteria (GNB). A literature search identified seven reports on studies of colistin loading doses. All reviewed studies involved small samples of critically ill patients, with considerable variation in the colistin products and loading doses used...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007519/genetic-characterisation-of-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-isolated-from-the-university-hospital-mohamed-boudiaf-in-ouargla-southern-algeria
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Mounira Yagoubat, Aminata Ould El-Hadj-Khelil, Ali Malki, Sofiane Bakour, Abdelaziz Touati, Jean-Marc Rolain
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular epidemiology and the genetic support of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Acinetobacter spp. isolates collected in the University Hospital of Ouargla, southern Algeria. METHODS: A total of 99 Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) were collected from stool samples of colonised patients and from inanimate surfaces in the hospital environment between December 2014 and August 2015. Selected Enterobacteriaceae and Acinetobacter spp...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006773/discrete-distribution-based-on-compound-sum-to-model-dental-caries-count-data
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Jean-Noel Vergnes, Jean-Philippe Boucher, Nathalie Lelong, Michel Sixou, Cathy Nabet
Methods for analysing dental caries and associated risk indicators have evolved considerably in recent decades. The use of zero-inflated or hurdle models is increasing so as to take account of the decayed, missing, and filled teeth (DMFT) distribution, which is positively skewed and has a high proportion of zero scores. However, there is a need to develop new statistical models that involve pragmatic biological considerations on dental caries in epidemiological surveys. In this paper, we show that the zero-inflated and the hurdle models can both be expressed as a compound sum...
December 23, 2016: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994915/intravenous-colistin-use-for-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-infections-in-pediatric-patients
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Ayşe Karaaslan, Eren Çağan, Eda Kepenekli Kadayifci, Serkan Atıcı, Gülşen Akkoç, Nurhayat Yakut, Sevliya Öcal Demir, Ahmet Soysal, Mustafa Bakır
BACKGROUND: The emergence of infections due to multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (MDR-GNB) has led to the resurrection of colistin use. The data on colistin use and drug-related adverse effects in children are scarce. AIMS: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of colistin use in critically ill pediatric patients. STUDY DESIGN: This study has a retrospective study design. METHODS: Sixty-one critically ill children were identified through the department's patient files archive during the period from January 2011 to November 2014...
November 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981921/emerging-trends-of-bloodstream-infections-a-six-year-study-at-a-paediatric-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kabul
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Tariq Mahmud Tariq, Esmatullah Rasool
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of pathogens causing bloodstream infections and evaluate their trends and antibiogram patterns among in-patients in a paediatric tertiary care centre. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: French Medical Institute for Mothers and Children (FMIC), Kabul, Afghanistan in two phases, from January 2010 to December 2015. METHODOLOGY: Results of blood cultures from suspected cases of sepsis admitted in the FMIC, from January 2010 to December 2012 (Period-1), and from January 2013 to December 2015 (Period-2) were completed...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979420/procalcitonin-levels-in-bloodstream-infections-caused-by-different-sources-and-species-of-bacteria
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Sheng Tao Yan, Li Chao Sun, Hong Bing Jia, Wen Gao, Jian Ping Yang, Guo Qiang Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate procalcitonin (PCT) diagnostic accuracy in discriminating gram-negative (GN) from gram-positive (GP) bloodstream infections and determining the relationship between PCT levels, infection sites, and pathogen types. METHODS: Clinical and laboratory data were collected from patients with blood culture (BC)-positive sepsis between January 2014 and December 2015. PCT levels at different infection sites were compared, as was the presence of GN and GP bloodstream infection...
December 10, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932288/pressure-ulcer-as-a-reservoir-of-multiresistant-gram-negative-bacilli-risk-factors-for-colonization-and-development-of-bacteremia
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Iolanda A Braga, Cristiane S Brito, Augusto Diogo Filho, Paulo P Gontijo Filho, Rosineide M Ribas
The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors that predispose patients who are hospitalized with pressure ulcers (PUs) colonized by Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) to develop bacteremia. In addition, we also detected main phenotypes of resistance in infected and uninfected PUs. A prospective cohort study was conducted at the Clinical Hospital of the Federal University of Uberlândia including patients with Stage II or greater PUs, colonized or not with GNB, from August 2009 to July 2010. Infected ulcers were defined based on clinical signs and on positive evaluation of smears of wound material translated by a ratio of polymorphonuclear cells to epithelial cells ≥2:1, after Giemsa staining...
December 5, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923346/comparison-of-gram-negative-and-gram-positive-hematogenous-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-treatment
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Ching-Yu Lee, Meng-Huang Wu, Chin-Chang Cheng, Tsung-Jen Huang, Tsung-Yu Huang, Chien-Yin Lee, Jou-Chen Huang, Yen-Yao Li
BACKGROUND: To the best of our knowledge, no study has compared gram-negative bacillary hematogenous pyogenic spondylodiscitis (GNB-HPS) with gram-positive coccal hematogenous pyogenic spondylodiscitis (GPC-HPS) regarding their clinical characteristics and outcomes. METHODS: From January 2003 to January 2013, 54 patients who underwent combined antibiotic and surgical therapy in the treatment of hematogenous pyogenic spondylodiscitis were included. RESULTS: Compared with 37 GPC-HPS patients, the 17 GNB-HPS patients were more often found to be older individuals, a history of cancer, and a previous history of symptomatic urinary tract infection...
December 6, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917692/once-daily-high-dose-tigecycline-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-based-dosing-for-optimal-clinical-effectiveness-dosing-matters-revisited
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Burke A Cunha, Jeffrey Baron, Cheston B Cunha
Tigecycline has emerged as first line therapy for serious systemic infections due to important pathogens (except P. aeruginosa and Proteus sp.), including multi-drug resistant (MDR) and Gram negative bacilli (GNB), including carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriae. Tigecycline has a 'low resistance potential,' is protective against C. difficile, and is often the only antibiotic effective against MDR GNB, e.g., Klebsiella sp. Areas covered: Standard dose tigecycline therapy has been used for intra-abdominal infections, complicated skin/skin structure infections (cSSSIs), and CAP...
December 22, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
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