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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761760/-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-incidence-and-methicillin-resistance-in-rural-thailand-2006-2014
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Devan Jaganath, Possawat Jorakate, Sirirat Makprasert, Ornuma Sangwichian, Thantapat Akarachotpong, Somsak Thamthitiwat, Supphachoke Khemla, Triveni Defries, Henry C Baggett, Toni Whistler, Christopher J Gregory, Julia Rhodes
Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of bloodstream infection and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is a growing threat worldwide. We evaluated the incidence rate of S. aureus bacteremia (SAB) and MRSA from population-based surveillance in all hospitals from two Thai provinces. Infections were classified as community-onset (CO) when blood cultures were obtained ≤ 2 days after hospital admission and as hospital-onset (HO) thereafter. The incidence rate of HO-SAB could only be calculated for 2009-2014 when hospitalization denominator data were available...
May 14, 2018: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754463/intestinal-failure-the-evolving-demographic-and-patient-outcomes-on-home-parenteral-nutrition
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Sarah Kate Brown, Natalie Davies, Enda Smyth, Nicky Heather, Caroline Cole, Simon Charles Keys, Robert Mark Beattie, Akshay Batra
AIM: We performed this study to examine and understand the evolving demographics and changing outcomes of intestinal failure, and its implications for healthcare delivery. METHOD: We conducted a retrospective analysis of outcome data of children on home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN), over a 15 year period. RESULTS: 31 patients received HPN, 15 for short bowel syndrome (SBS), 8 neuromuscular disease (NMD) and 8 for other causes. The HPN prevalence increased from 1...
May 13, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744228/successful-treatment-of-high-level-aminoglycoside-resistant-enterococcus-faecalis-bacteremia-in-a-preterm-infant-with-ampicillin-and-cefotaxime
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Jennifer Tam, Santina J Lee, Vibhuti Shah, Shaun K Morris
Enterococcal bloodstream infections are usually treated with single-agent antibiotics. In persistent infections, synergistic combination therapy is often required with a beta-lactam and an aminoglycoside antibiotic. High-level aminoglycoside-resistant (HLAR) enterococci are increasingly prevalent and preclude the use of this combination. The use of ampicillin with a third-generation cephalosporin to treat endovascular HLAR Enterococcus infections is becoming more established in the adult population; however, the literature on treatment of such infections in children remains scarce...
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701871/pediatric-intestinal-failure-the-key-outcomes-for-the-first-100-patients-treated-in-a-national-tertiary-referral-center-during-1984-2017
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Laura Merras-Salmio, Annika Mutanen, Elisa Ylinen, Risto Rintala, Antti Koivusalo, Mikko P Pakarinen
BACKGROUND: Pediatric-onset intestinal failure (IF) remains a severe illness with life-threatening consequences. In this study, we analyzed a single center's outcomes of IF over 3 decades. METHODS: All children with IF who required parenteral nutrition (PN) >2 months or small-intestinal resection ≥50% managed since 1984 were included for retrospective outcome analyses. RESULTS: In total, 100 patients with median PN duration of 1.2 (interquartile range, 0...
April 27, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695521/emerging-multidrug-resistant-candida-duobushaemulonii-infections-in-panama-hospitals-importance-of-laboratory-surveillance-and-accurate-identification
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Ruben Ramos, Diego H Caceres, Marilyn Perez, Nicole Garcia, Wendy Castillo, Erika Santiago, Jovanna Borace, Shawn R Lockhart, Elizabeth L Berkow, Lizbeth Hayer, Andres Espinosa-Bode, Jose Moreno, Brendan R Jackson, Jackeline Moran, Tom Chiller, Gloriela de Villarreal, Nestor Sosa, Snigdha Vallabhaneni
Candida duobushaemulonii , a yeast closely related to Candida auris, is thought to rarely cause infections, and is often misidentified. In October 2016, the Panamanian Ministry of Health implemented laboratory surveillance for C. auris Suspected C. auris isolates were forwarded to the national reference laboratory for identification by Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization-Time of Flight mass spectrometry and antifungal susceptibility testing. During November 2016-May 2017, 17 of 36 (47%) isolates suspected to be C...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665727/changes-in-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-rates-among-children-with-immune-compromised-conditions-an-11-year-review
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Lauri A Linder, Cheryl Gerdy, Yeonjung Jo, Andrew Wilson
This article describes changes in central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates among common causative organisms over an 11-year period on a pediatric inpatient unit prior to and following CLABSI reduction strategies. The setting for this descriptive cohort design study was a 32-bed inpatient unit in a tertiary pediatric hospital serving children with immune compromised conditions, including cancer and recipients of hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplants. Between January 2006 and December 2016, 265 CLABSIs involving 189 patients were reported...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601452/hospital-acquired-infections-in-children-a-latin-american-tertiary-teaching-hospital-5-year-experience
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Paula Andrade Alvares, Mariana Volpe Arnoni, Cely Barreto da Silva, Marco Aurélio Palazzi Sáfadi, Marcelo Jenné Mimica
Hospital acquired infections account for high mortality rates and hospital costs. We analyzed pediatric data from a tertiary teaching hospital and found that most of cases occurred in the intensive care unit and had significant association with invasive devices. Bloodstream infections were the main site of infection and Gram-negative bacteria were the predominant etiology.
March 29, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560765/a-retrospective-analysis-of-bloodstream-infections-in-pediatric-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-the-role-of-central-venous-catheters-and-mucosal-barrier-injury
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Chelsea Balian, Michelle Garcia, Jessica Ward
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections (BSIs) are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT). Indwelling central venous catheters (CVCs) increase risk for BSIs, yet mucosal barrier injury-associated laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection (MBI-LCBI) may also occur due to translocation of pathogenic organisms from the gastrointestinal tract into the bloodstream. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between stool organisms and BSIs in children with CVCs who underwent HSCT...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Official Journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550232/central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-among-children-with-intestinal-failure-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-fever
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Matthew Eisenberg, Michael C Monuteaux, Gillian Fell, Vera Goldberg, Mark Puder, Joel Hudgins
OBJECTIVES: To determine which factors confer the greatest risk of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) in children with intestinal failure and fever presenting to an emergency department (ED), and to assess whether a low-risk group exists that may not require the standard treatment of admission for 48 hours on intravenous antibiotics pending culture results. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study included children with intestinal failure and fever presenting to an ED over a 6-year period...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29527373/-pantoea-agglomerans-infections-in-children-report-of-two-cases
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Shraddha Siwakoti, Rinku Sah, Rupa Singh Rajbhandari, Basudha Khanal
Introduction: Pantoea agglomerans, primarily an environmental and agricultural organism has been reported as both commensal and pathogen of humans. We present two case reports of P. agglomerans infections in children that involved the meninges and bloodstream. Case Presentations: A 6-month-old female baby, diagnosed as congenital hydrocephalus secondary to aqueduct stenosis with ventriculoperitoneal shunt in situ, operated 14 days back was brought to the pediatric emergency with a two-day history of high fever associated with vomiting, irritability, excessive crying, and decreased feeding...
2018: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522195/neonatal-and-pediatric-candidemia-results-from-population-based-active-laboratory-surveillance-in-four-us-locations-2009-2015
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Kaitlin Benedict, Monika Roy, Sarah Kabbani, Evan J Anderson, Monica M Farley, Sasha Harb, Lee H Harrison, Lindsay Bonner, Vijitha Lahanda Wadu, Kaytlyn Marceaux, Rosemary Hollick, Zintar G Beldavs, Alexia Y Zhang, William Schaffner, Caroline R Graber, Gordana Derado, Tom M Chiller, Shawn R Lockhart, Snigdha Vallabhaneni
Introduction: Candida is a leading cause of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections in the United States. Infants and children have unique risk factors for candidemia, and the Candida species distribution in this group is different that among adults; however, candidemia epidemiology in this population has not been described recently. Methods: We conducted active population-based candidemia surveillance in 4 US metropolitan areas between 2009 and 2015. We calculated incidences among neonates (0-30 days old), infants (0-364 days old), and noninfant children (1-19 years old), documented their clinical features and antifungal drug resistance...
March 7, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499845/anticoagulation-results-in-increased-line-salvage-for-children-with-intestinal-failure-and-central-venous-thrombosis
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Cory M McLaughlin, Monica Bennett, Nandini Channabasappa, Janna Journeycake, Hannah G Piper
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether anticoagulation (AC) results in thrombus resolution and increased line longevity in children with intestinal failure (IF) and catheter-associated central venous thrombosis (CVT). METHODS: A retrospective, single institution review was performed of children with IF who were dependent on parenteral nutrition with known CVT between 2006 and 2017. Frequency of catheter-related complications including infection, occlusion, and breakage were compared 18months prior to and after starting AC...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29491477/comprehensive-detection-of-pathogens-in-immunocompromised-children-with-bloodstream-infections-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Kazuhiro Horiba, Jun-Ichi Kawada, Yusuke Okuno, Nobuyuki Tetsuka, Takako Suzuki, Shotaro Ando, Yasuko Kamiya, Yuka Torii, Tetsuya Yagi, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Yoshinori Ito
Bloodstream infection (BSI) is a severe complication in immunocompromised patients. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) allows us to analyze comprehensively and quantitatively all microorganisms present in a clinical sample. Thirty-five pediatric patients (12 with BSI and 23 with suspected BSI/negative blood culture) were enrolled. Plasma/serum samples were used for sequencing and the results were compared with those from blood culture. Sequencing reads of bacteria isolated in blood culture were identified by NGS in all plasma/serum samples at disease onset...
February 28, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29488545/-bloodstream-infection-in-patients-receiving-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-seven-years-of-experience-with-adults-and-children
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Flavio G Lipari, Abel H Zárate, Juan J García, Ana L Basquíera, Juan P Caeiro
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infection is a common complication, which can be life-threatening for hematopoietic stem cells transplant recipients. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the characteristics of bloodstream infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Observational, retrospective study. We reviewed the records of 451 patients (autologous and allogeneic transplants) from January 2009 to October 2015. RESULTS: 99 positive blood cultures in 73 patients with bloodstream infection (16%) were found...
December 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454844/the-epidemiology-of-febrile-illness-in-sub-saharan-africa-implications-for-diagnosis-and-management
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M J Maze, Q Bassat, N A Feasey, I Mandomando, P Musicha, J A Crump
BACKGROUND: Fever is among the most common symptoms of people living in Africa, and clinicians are challenged by the similar clinical features of a wide spectrum of potential aetiologies. AIM: To summarize recent studies of fever aetiology in sub-Saharan Africa focusing on causes other than malaria. SOURCES: A narrative literature review by searching the MEDLINE database, and recent conference abstracts. CONTENT: Studies of multiple potential causes of fever are scarce, and for many participants the infecting organism remains unidentified, or multiple co-infecting microorganisms are identified, and establishing causation is challenging...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446842/epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-outpatient-acquired-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-children-receiving-home-parenteral-nutrition
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Laura J Wozniak, Hannah M Bechtold, Laurie E Reyen, Alvin P Chan, Elizabeth A Marcus, Jorge H Vargas
BACKGROUND: Few studies have examined the epidemiology and risk factors for the development of outpatient-acquired catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) in children receiving home parenteral nutrition. This study aimed to (1) characterize the incidence, clinical presentation, and epidemiology of CRBSIs and (2) identify risk factors for CRBSIs in children receiving home parenteral nutrition. METHODS: A longitudinal database approved by our Institutional Review Board was created to prospectively track CRBSIs in the UCLA pediatric population from January to December 2012...
February 15, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429440/neonatal-and-paediatric-bloodstream-infections-pathogens-antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-and-prescribing-practice-at-khayelitsha-district-hospital-cape-town-south-africa
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H Crichton, N O'Connell, H Rabie, A C Whitelaw, A Dramowski
BACKGROUND: The epidemiology of neonatal and paediatric community-acquired and healthcare-associated bloodstream infections (BSI) at South African (SA) district hospitals is under-researched. OBJECTIVE: Retrospective review of neonatal and paediatric BSI (0 - 13 years) at Khayelitsha District Hospital, Cape Town, SA, over 3 years (1 March 2012 - 28 February 2015). METHODS: We used laboratory, hospital, patient and prescription data to determine BSI rates, blood culture yield and contamination rates, pathogen profile, antimicrobial resistance, patient demographics, BSI outcome and antibiotic prescribing practice...
February 1, 2018: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408951/malaria-coinfections-in-febrile-pediatric-inpatients-a-hospital-based-study-from-ghana
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Benedikt Hogan, Daniel Eibach, Ralf Krumkamp, Nimako Sarpong, Denise Dekker, Benno Kreuels, Oumou Maiga-Ascofaré, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, Charity Wiafe Akenten, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Jürgen May
Background: The epidemiology of pediatric febrile illness is shifting in sub-Saharan Africa, but malaria remains a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality. The present study describes causes of febrile illness in hospitalized children in Ghana and aims to determine the burden of malaria coinfections and their association with parasite densities. Methods: In a prospective study, children (aged ≥30 days and ≤15 years) with fever ≥38.0°C were recruited after admission to the pediatric ward of a primary hospital in Ghana...
February 2, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406376/blood-cultures-drawn-from-arterial-catheters-are-reliable-for-the-detection-of-bloodstream-infection-in-critically-ill-children
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Itay Berger, Merav Gil Margolis, Elhanan Nahum, Ovdi Dagan, Itzhak Levy, Eytan Kaplan, Eran Shostak, Esther Shmuelov, Ofer Schiller, Gili Kadmon
OBJECTIVES: Arterial catheters may serve as an additional source for blood cultures in children when peripheral venipuncture is challenging. The aim of the study was to evaluate the accuracy of cultures obtained through indwelling arterial catheters for the diagnosis of bloodstream infections in critically ill pediatric patients. DESIGN: Observational and comparative. SETTING: General and cardiac ICUs of a tertiary, university-affiliated pediatric medical center...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385236/strategies-to-reduce-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-pediatric-patients-receiving-home-parenteral-nutrition-the-efficacy-of-taurolidine-citrate-prophylactic-locking
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Cecile Lambe, Catherine Poisson, Cecile Talbotec, Olivier Goulet
BACKGROUND: Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) remain a major issue in patients who are receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN). The aim of this interventional study was to assess the impact of a new strategy using taurolidine-citrate (T-C) prophylactic locks on the CRBSI rate in children with intestinal failure who are receiving HPN. METHODS: The rate of CRBSIs was monitored every calendar year in a prospective cohort of 195 children with intestinal failure...
January 31, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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