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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632822/-strategies-to-reduce-infections-and-antibiotic-use-and-its-effects-in-a-neonatal-care-unit
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Soledad Urzúa, Marcela Ferrés, Patricia García, Amparo Sánchez, Matías Luco
INTRODUCTION: Late onset sepsis (LOS) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The empirical use of vancomycin and other broad spectrum antibiotics is very frequent and is associated with the emergence of resistant agents, infection by gram-negative bacilli (GNB), fungal infections and increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of 5 intervention protocols designed to reduce infections and promote the rational use of antibiotics (AB) in a single NICU...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625706/utility-of-acridine-orange-staining-for-detection-of-bacteria-from-positive-blood-cultures
#2
M Neeraja, V Lakshmi, C Padmasri, K Padmaja
The diagnostic performance of AO stain was evaluated for the detection of bacteria and or fungi from positive blood cultures. The sensitivity of Gram stain (GS) was 98.26% while Acridine Orange (AO) stain proved to be more sensitive (100%) with a Positive and Negative Predictive Value of 100% each. The specificity of both the stains was 100%. Overall agreement between the two stains was 98.23% (688/700). The organisms that were missed by GS and positive by AO were Candida species (Sutton, 2006) and Gram negative bacilli (GNB) (Sutton, 2006)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616203/reduced-rate-of-intensive-care-unit-acquired-gram-negative-bacilli-after-removal-of-sinks-and-introduction-of-water-free-patient-care
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Joost Hopman, Alma Tostmann, Heiman Wertheim, Maria Bos, Eva Kolwijck, Reinier Akkermans, Patrick Sturm, Andreas Voss, Peter Pickkers, Hans Vd Hoeven
BACKGROUND: Sinks in patient rooms are associated with hospital-acquired infections. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of removal of sinks from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patient rooms and the introduction of 'water-free' patient care on gram-negative bacilli colonization rates. METHODS: We conducted a 2-year pre/post quasi-experimental study that compared monthly gram-negative bacilli colonization rates pre- and post-intervention using segmented regression analysis of interrupted time series data...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596651/bacteremia-during-early-post-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-period-a-single-center-experience
#4
Amro Mohamed Sedky El-Ghammaz
Bacteremia is a significant complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We aimed to study bacteremia occurring during early post-transplant period at Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit of Ain Shams University regarding its risk factors and impact on survival. Patients performing allogeneic HSCT were followed up for occurrence of bacteremia. Survival status was assessed at 180 days post-transplant. Bacteremia occurred in 53.3 % of patients. On univariate analysis, CD34 +ve cell dose (P = 0...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592230/evaluation-of-targeted-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-for-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy-a-prospective-cohort-trial
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Teresa R Zembower, Kelly M Maxwell, Robert B Nadler, John Cashy, Marc H Scheetz, Chao Qi, Anthony J Schaeffer
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effectiveness of targeted antimicrobial prophylaxis in transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy (TRUSP). METHODS: A prospective, non-randomized cohort study was conducted. Rectal swab cultures plated on non-selective blood agar and on selective MacConkey agar supplemented with ciprofloxacin identified ciprofloxacin-susceptible and -resistant gram-negative bacteria (CS-GNB and CR-GNB). Patients with CS-GNB received ciprofloxacin while those with CR-GNB received directed prophylaxis...
June 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574021/isolation-of-bacteria-from-diabetic-foot-ulcers-with-special-reference-to-anaerobe-isolation-by-simple-two-step-combustion-technique-in-candle-jar
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Jayeeta Haldar, Poulami Mukherjee, Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Prasanta Kumar Maiti
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Although polymicrobial infections involving both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria are very common in diabetic foot ulcers, in many centres of developing countries, anaerobes are rarely isolated due to technical difficulties. This can be overcome by using a new simple, innovative technique of a combination of candle combustion and use of acidified copper-coated steel wool, as reported here. METHODS: In-house developed method was used in a prospective clinico-microbiological study for anaerobes from randomly selected 43 patients with diabetic foot ulcers along with conventional method of anaerobic culture in GasPak system and aerobic culture by standard laboratory procedures...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561378/epidemiology-of-bloodstream-infections-after-myeloablative-and-non-myeloablative-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-single-center-cohort-study
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Lars I Gjaerde, Claus Moser, Henrik Sengeløv
BACKGROUND: Patients who undergo allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) often develop bloodstream infections (BSI). We aimed to describe the etiologies and antibiotic resistance patterns of BSI after allo-HSCT, and, since knowledge about the impact of conditioning regimen is limited, we looked at the incidence, timing, risk factors, and mortality of BSI separately for myeloablative (MA)- and non-myeloablative (NMA)-conditioned patients. METHODS: All 460 patients (207 MA- and 253 NMA-conditioned) who underwent their first allo-HSCT at our center from 2008 to 2013 were included in a historical cohort...
May 31, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559273/first-detection-of-vim-2-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-pseudomonas-putida-in-hospital-cockroaches-of-the-blattella-germanica-species-algeria
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Lotfi Loucif, Zineb Cherak, Naima Chamlal, Esma Bendjama, Djamila Gacemi-Kirane, Nadia Grainat, Jean-Marc Rolain
In the last few years, carbapenems resistance has increasingly been reported in Gram-negative bacilli (GNB), particularly via carbapenemase production (1).….
May 30, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552099/bacteriology-and-treatment-of-infections-in-the-upper-and-lower-airways-in-patients-with-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-adressing-the-paranasal-sinuses
#9
Mikkel Christian Alanin
The respiratory tract is lined with motile cilia that transport respiratory mucus. Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a chronic genetic disease caused by mutations in genes responsible for ciliary structure and function. Non-functional airway cilia impair the mucociliary clearance (MCC), causing mucostasis, lung infections and destruction, chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and hearing impairment. It is of paramount importance to postpone chronic lung infection mainly with Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in patients with an impaired MCC...
May 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544183/clinical-outcomes-of-intestinal-transplant-recipients-colonized-with-multi-drug-resistant-organisms-a-retrospective-study
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Jacques Simkins, Michele I Morris, Jose F Camargo, Rodrigo Vianna, Thiago Beduschi, Lilian M Abbo
Rates of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) colonization among intestinal transplant (ITx) recipients have not been reported. Colonization rates with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), carbapenem-resistant gram-negative bacteria (CR-GNB) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) were obtained retrospectively in adults undergoing ITx (isolated or multi-visceral) from 1/2009-12/2015. We assessed for VRE, CR-GNB and MRSA bacteremia during the first year post-transplant for patients colonized with VRE, CR-GNB and MRSA respectively and for those who were not colonized...
May 19, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526864/a-broad-spectrum-bactericidal-lipopeptide-with-anti-biofilm-properties
#11
Ohad Meir, Fadia Zaknoon, Uri Cogan, Amram Mor
Previous studies of the oligoacyllysyl (OAK) series acyl-lysyl-lysyl-aminoacyl-lysine-amide, suggested their utility towards generating robust linear lipopeptide-like alternatives to antibiotics, although to date, none exhibited potent broad-spectrum bactericidal activity. To follow up on this premise, we produced a new analog (C14KKc12K) and investigated its properties in various media. Mechanistic studies suggest that C14KKc12K uses a non-specific membrane-disruptive mode of action for rapidly reducing viability of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) similarly to polymyxin B (PMB), a cyclic lipopeptide used as last resort antibiotic...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526080/post-weaning-diarrhea-in-pigs-risk-factors-and-non-colistin-based-control-strategies
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REVIEW
Mohamed Rhouma, John Morris Fairbrother, Francis Beaudry, Ann Letellier
Post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) is one of the most serious threats for the swine industry worldwide. It is commonly associated with the proliferation of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in the pig intestine. Colistin, a cationic antibiotic, is widely used in swine for the oral treatment of intestinal infections caused by E. coli, and particularly of PWD. However, despite the effectiveness of this antibiotic in the treatment of PWD, several studies have reported high rates of colistin resistant E. coli in swine...
May 19, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511265/diagnostic-value-of-diffusion-weighted-mri-for-tumor-characterization-differentiation-and-monitoring-in-pediatric-patients-with-neuroblastic-tumors
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Henning Neubauer, Mengxia Li, Verena Rabea Müller, Thomas Pabst, Meinrad Beer
Purpose We explored the diagnostic value of diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) for tumor characterization, differentiation and therapy monitoring in pediatric patients with extracranial neuroblastic tumors. Materials and Methods All 29 patients (14 girls, median age: 3 years) with neuroblastoma (NB, n = 19), ganglioneuroblastoma (GNB, n = 4) and ganglioneuroma (GN, n = 6) who had had at least one in-house DWI examination since 2005 were identified and retrospectively analyzed. Two independent blinded readers measured ADC values (unit: 10-3 mm(2)/s) and signal intensity ratios (SIRs) of the primary tumor and, if applicable, of the tumor after chemotherapy, metastases and tumor relapse...
May 16, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508462/role-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-distinguishing-thoracoabdominal-neuroblastic-tumours-of-various-histological-types-and-differentiation-grades
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Yang Wen, Yun Peng, Xiao Min Duan, Nan Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) has demonstrated a great potential to help distinguish benign from malignant tumours in paediatric body. Our purpose is to evaluate whether DWI allow discrimination of thoracoabdominal neuroblastic tumours of various histological types and differentiation grades. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed DWI scans of the thoracoabdominal neuroblastic tumours in 25 children (11 girls, 14 boys). DWI was performed with two b-values of 0 and 800 s/mm(2) on a 3...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500792/changing-trends-in-the-aetiology-treatment-and-outcomes-of-bloodstream-infection-occurring-in-the-first-year-after-solid-organ-transplantation-a-single-centre-prospective-cohort-study
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Isabel Oriol, Núria Sabé, Antonella F Simonetti, Laura Lladó, Anna Manonelles, Jose González, Fe Tubau, Jordi Carratalà
To analyse trends in the aetiology, treatment and outcomes of BSI within the first year post-transplant over the last 10-year period, we prospectively recorded all episodes of BSI occurring in SOT recipients during the first year post-transplant from 2007 to 2016. Trends of factors were analysed by 2-year periods. Of 475 consecutive episodes of BSI, 218 occurred within a year of SOT in 178 SOT recipients. Gram-positive BSI decreased over time (40.5% to 2.2%). In contrast, there was a steady increase in Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) BSI (54...
May 13, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485320/aerosolized-amikacin-as-adjunctive-therapy-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-a-single-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chang Liu, Yu-Ting Zhang, Zhi-Yong Peng, Qing Zhou, Bo Hu, Hui Zhou, Jian-Guo Li
BACKGROUND: Aerosolized amikacin (AA) is a current option for the management of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), as it is reported that AA could increase the alveolar level of the drug without increasing systemic toxicity. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of AA as an adjunctive therapy for VAP caused by MDR-GNB. METHODS: In this single-center, double-blind study conducted in a 36-bed general Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a tertiary hospital from June 2014 to June 2016, 52 ICU patients with confirmed MDR-GNB VAP were randomized to two groups (AA group, n = 27 and placebo group, n = 25)...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475791/prevention-and-control-of-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-in-adult-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
#17
Nattawat Teerawattanapong, Kirati Kengkla, Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, Surasak Saokaew, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
Background: This study evaluated the relative efficacy of strategies for the prevention of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) in adult intensive care units (ICUs). Methods: A systematic review and network meta-analysis was performed; searches of the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase, and CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) included all randomized controlled trials and observational studies conducted in adult patients hospitalized in ICUs and evaluating standard care (STD), antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP), environmental cleaning (ENV), decolonization methods (DCL), or source control (SCT), simultaneously...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473912/high-burden-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-cre-fecal-carriage-at-a-teaching-hospital-cost-effectiveness-of-screening-in-low-resource-setting
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Abdul Rahman Zaidah, Nurul Izzah Mohammad, Siti Suraiya, Azian Harun
BACKGROUND: Infections by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) have been continuously growing and pose challenge to health institution globally. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriacea (CRE) was identified as one of the MDR-GNB which has limited treatment options and higher mortality compared to those of sensitive strains. We report an increased burden of CRE fecal carriage at a hospital in the North-eastern region of Malaysia. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study from August 2013 to December 2015 was conducted in the Medical Microbiology & Parasitology laboratory of Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia, which is a tertiary teaching hospital with more than 700 beds...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465480/clinical-and-biological-features-of-neuroblastic-tumors-a-comparison-of-neuroblastoma-and-ganglioneuroblastoma
#19
Wen-Guang He, Yu Yan, Wen Tang, Rong Cai, Gang Ren
Neuroblastoma (NB), ganglioneuroblastoma intermixed (GNBi) and ganglioneuroblastoma nodular (GNBn) are neuroblastic tumors that present with a wide range of symptoms and variable prognoses. We retrospectively reviewed the pretreatment clinical (age, sex and tumor stage) and biological (MYCN amplification; and levels of lactate dehydrogenase, ferritin and neuron-specific enolase) characteristics of 279 patients who were diagnosed with pathologically confirmed NB and GNB from January 2005 to December 2015. The median age at diagnosis increased with grade of differentiation (NB: 28...
June 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456321/prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-among-nursing-home-residents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sainfer Aliyu, Arlene Smaldone, Elaine Larson
BACKGROUND: Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) are associated with an increasing proportion of infections among nursing home (NH) residents. The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to critically review evidence of the prevalence of MDR-GNB among NH residents. METHODS: Following Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines, a systematic review of literature for the years 2005-2016 using multiple databases was conducted...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
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