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septicemia review

Kazuhiko Umazume, Jun Suzuki, Yoshihiko Usui, Yoshihiro Wakabayashi, Hiroshi Goto
Purpose. Endogenous endophthalmitis (EE) is a rare ocular disease caused by bacterial or fungal infection of intraocular spaces by hematogenous spread of pathogens from distant infectious loci in the body. We investigated the clinical characteristics and management of eyes with EE in ten consecutive patients. Methods. Ten patients (10 eyes) with EE treated at Tokyo Medical University Hospital in 2014 were reviewed. We retrospectively studied the causative organisms, systemic complications, pre/postoperative mean best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), and status of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
Rachel Mourot-Cottet, Frédéric Maloisel, François Séverac, Olivier Keller, Thomas Vogel, Martine Tebacher, Jean-Christophe Weber, Georges Kaltenbach, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Bernard Goichot, Jean Sibilia, Anne-Sophie Korganow, Raoul Herbrecht, Emmanuel Andrès
BACKGROUND: Little data is currently available in the literature on neutropenia and agranulocytosis in the elderly, and, to our knowledge, idiosyncratic drug-induced agranulocytosis is particularly poorly covered, or not at all. OBJECTIVE: We herein describe the clinical picture and outcome of patients aged ≥75 years with established idiosyncratic drug-induced agranulocytosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from 61 patients over 75 years old with idiosyncratic drug-induced agranulocytosis were retrospectively reviewed...
September 5, 2016: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
Nobuhiro Akuzawa, Masahiko Kurabayashi
A 78-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital because of fever lasting for 4 days. His white blood cell count and C-reactive protein level were elevated and computed tomography of the chest showed bronchopneumonia in the right upper lobe of the lung. Streptococcus pyogenes was detected from sputum and blood culture samples on admission and administration of ampicillin/sulbactam was effective. Although our patient's clinical course was good, S. pyogenes pneumonia commonly shows a high rate of fatality and septicemia, and may affect a previously healthy population...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Vladimir V Nikiforov, He Gao, Lei Zhou, Andrey Anisimov
Plague still poses a significant threat to human health and as a reemerging infection is unfamiliar to the majority of the modern medical doctors. In this chapter, the plague is described according to Dr. Nikiforov's experiences in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, and also a review of the relevant literature on this subject is provided. The main modern methods and criteria for laboratory diagnosis of plague are briefly described. The clinical presentations include the bubonic and pneumonic form, septicemia, rarely pharyngitis, and meningitis...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Glenn J Rapsinski, Jina Makadia, Nitin Bhanot, Zaw Min
BACKGROUND: Gram-negative microorganisms are uncommon pathogens responsible for infective endocarditis. Pseudomonas mendocina, a Gram-negative water-borne and soil-borne bacterium, was first reported to cause human infection in 1992. Since then, it has rarely been reported as a human pathogen in the literature. We describe the first case of native valve infective endocarditis due to P. mendocina in the USA. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old white man presented with bilateral large leg ulcers, fever, and marked leukocytosis...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Chen Xiaohong, X U Yiping, L U Meiping
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical characteristics and etiology of hypereosinophilia in children. METHODS: Clinical data of 88 children with hypereosinophilia admitted in Children's Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine during April 2009 and May 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical manifestations, etiologies, and the correlation of disease severity with different etiologies were analyzed. RESULTS: The main clinical manifestations were fever, abdominal pain, cough and/or tachypnea, skin rash, hemafecia and diarrhea, which were observed in 19 (21...
May 25, 2016: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
H A Crosby, J Kwiecinski, A R Horswill
The human commensal bacterium Staphylococcus aureus can cause a wide range of infections ranging from skin and soft tissue infections to invasive diseases like septicemia, endocarditis, and pneumonia. Muticellular organization almost certainly contributes to S. aureus pathogenesis mechanisms. While there has been considerable focus on biofilm formation and its role in colonizing prosthetic joints and indwelling devices, less attention has been paid to nonsurface-attached group behavior like aggregation and clumping...
2016: Advances in Applied Microbiology
Simone M Raszl, Brett A Froelich, Cleide R W Vieira, Denene A Blackwood, Rachel T Noble
The bacterial species, Vibrio parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus, are ubiquitous in estuaries and coastal waters throughout the world, but they also happen to be important human pathogens. They are concentrated by filter feeding shellfish which are often consumed raw or undercooked, providing an important potential route of entry for an infective dose of these bacteria. V. parahaemolyticus can cause abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, chills, and fever. V. vulnificus can cause similar gastrointestinal-related symptoms, but can also spread to the bloodstream, resulting in primary septicemia, and it can also cause disease via wound infections...
July 27, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
Patricia Pereiro, Antonio Figueras, Beatriz Novoa
Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) is a very valuable fish species both in Europe and China. The culture of this flatfish is well-established but several bacteria, viruses, and parasites can produce mortality or morbidity episodes in turbot farms. Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus (VHSV) is one of the most threatening pathogens affecting turbot, because neither vaccines nor treatments are commercially available. Although the mortality in the turbot farms is relatively low, when this virus is detected all the stock have to be destroyed...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
Fadeyibi Idowu Olusegun, Raji Muhabat Adeola, Ibrahim Nasiru Akanmu, Ademiluyi Samuel
BACKGROUND: Chronic ulcers are an important cause of morbidity among surgical and medical patients. Infection in ulcers may delay healing and cause septicemia resulting in mortality. Microbial studies are important for the appropriate management of these ulcers. METHODS: Details of all patients treated for ulcers that were investigated at the department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja-Lagos, Nigeria between July 1st 2009 and December 31, 2010 were retrieved from the computer database and transferred into the proforma designed for the study...
October 2013: Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine
E Andrès, T Weitten, R Mourot-Cottet, O Keller, A-A Zulfiqar, K Serraj, T Vogel, M Tebacher
The antithyroid agents (carbimazole, methimazole, thiamazole, propylthiouracil and benzylthiouracile) are the drug class that is associated with a high risk of agranulocytosis. Acute and profound (<0.5×10(9)/L) isolated neutropenia occurring in a subject treated with antithyroid agents should be considered as a drug-induced agranulocytosis, until proven otherwise. The clinical spectrum ranges from discovery of acute severe but asymptomatic neutropenia, to isolated fever, localized infections (especially ear, nose and throat, or pulmonary) or septicemia...
August 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
Eugenia Yiannakopoulou
BACKGROUND: Sclerotherapy has been extensively used in the treatment of valvular insufficiency of superficial veins. Although sclerotherapy seems safe, reports of serious adverse events (AE) have been published. This paper aims to review AE of sclerosing agents. METHODS: Electronical databases were searched for identifying articles on local, serious and long-term AE of sclerotherapy. RESULTS: Hyperpigmentation and matting are the most often local AE of sclerotherapy...
2016: Pharmacology
Manu Shankar-Hari, Michael Ambler, Viyaasan Mahalingasivam, Andrew Jones, Kathryn Rowan, Gordon D Rubenfeld
BACKGROUND: In addition to acute hospital mortality, sepsis is associated with higher risk of death following hospital discharge. We assessed the strength of epidemiological evidence supporting a causal link between sepsis and mortality after hospital discharge by systematically evaluating the available literature for strength of association, bias, and techniques to address confounding. METHODS: We searched Medline and Embase using the following 'mp' terms, MESH headings and combinations thereof - sepsis, septic shock, septicemia, outcome...
2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Sara Elmahdi, Ligia V DaSilva, Salina Parveen
Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus are the leading causes of seafood associated infections and mortality in the United States. The main syndromes caused by these pathogens are gastroenteritis, wound infections, and septicemia. This article reviewed the antibiotic resistance profile of V. parahaemolyticus and V. vulnificus in the United States and other countries including Italy, Brazil, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, China, India, Iran, South Africa and Australia. The awareness of antimicrobial resistance of these two pathogens is not as well documented as other foodborne bacterial pathogens...
August 2016: Food Microbiology
Vilada Chansamouth, Syvilay Thammasack, Rattanaphone Phetsouvanh, Valy Keoluangkot, Catrin E Moore, Stuart D Blacksell, Josee Castonguay-Vanier, Audrey Dubot-Pérès, Jarasporn Tangkhabuanbutra, Narongchai Tongyoo, Phooksavanh Souphaphonh, Onanong Sengvilaipaseuth, Manivanh Vongsouvath, Koukeo Phommasone, Davanh Sengdethka, Amphayvanh Seurbsanith, Scott B Craig, Laura Hermann, Michel Strobel, Paul N Newton
INTRODUCTION: Laos has the highest maternal mortality ratio in mainland Southeast Asia and a high incidence of infectious diseases. Globally, malaria has been the pathogen most intensively investigated in relation to impact on pregnancy, but there has been relatively little research on the aetiology and impact of other diseases. We therefore aimed to determine the causes and impact of fever in pregnant women admitted to two central hospitals in Vientiane City, Lao PDR (Laos). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This hospital-based prospective study was conducted in Mahosot Hospital and the Mother and Child Hospital, Vientiane, between 2006 and 2010, with the aim to recruit 250 consenting pregnant women admitted with tympanic temperature ≥37...
April 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
F Peinemann, E C van Dalen, F Berthold
BACKGROUND: Neuroblastoma is a rare malignant disease and patients with high-risk neuroblastoma have a poor prognosis. Rapid COJEC induction chemotherapy means (almost) the same total doses given within a shorter time period. In theory, rapid COJEC could reduce the risk of drug resistance and it has been considered as a potential candidate for improving the outcome. METHODS: The objective was to evaluate effects of rapid COJEC compared to standard induction chemotherapy in patients with high-risk neuroblastoma...
April 2016: Klinische Pädiatrie
Yushuang Deng, Lanying He, Juan Yang, Jian Wang
INTRODUCTION: Blood coagulation and fibrin activation with impaired fibrinolysis occurs not only during cardiac arrest (CA) but also after the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). The aim of the present study was to investigate the prognostic marker of immediate mortality prediction in in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA), with special attention to the serum D-dimer concentration. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. Adult patients subjected to IHCA with resuscitation in the medical intensive care unit (ICU) from January 2012 to July 2015 were enrolled...
July 2016: Thrombosis Research
Ximing Wu, Xiaoqing Hu, Michael R Hamblin
Ultraviolet blood irradiation (UBI) was extensively used in the 1940s and 1950s to treat many diseases including septicemia, pneumonia, tuberculosis, arthritis, asthma, and even poliomyelitis. The early studies were carried out by several physicians in USA and published in the American Journal of Surgery. However, with the development of antibiotics, the use of UBI declined and it has now been called "the cure that time forgot." Later studies were mostly performed by Russian workers, and in other Eastern countries, and the modern view in Western countries is that UBI remains highly controversial...
April 2016: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
Benson S Hsu, Michelle Schimelpfenig, Saquib Lakhani
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the characteristics of pediatric patients transferred for medical care. Thus, we aimed to compare pediatric patients admitted for sepsis as transfers versus those who were not admitted as transfers. METHODS: Retrospective study using The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2009 Kids' Inpatient Database. Inclusion diagnosis of sepsis based on an All Patient Refined Diagnosis-Related Group of 720: Septicemia & Disseminated Infections resulted in 16,894 patients...
January 2016: Air Medical Journal
Arpita Bhattacharyya, Shekhar Krishnan, Vaskar Saha, Gaurav Goel, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Lalawmpuia Hmar
CONTEXT: Infection is a major determinant in the outcome of patients with cancer. AIMS: The aim was to know the epidemiology and outcome of patients with cancer in a cancer care center in Eastern India. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Retrospective study of pediatric patients in Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, India. METHODS: Patients (n = 262) between the age group of 0 and 18 years were reviewed for infections and infection-related outcome (January to December 2013)...
October 2014: Indian Journal of Cancer
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