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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079790/ecthyma-gangrenosum-a-skin-manifestation-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-sepsis-in-a-previously-healthy-child-a-case-report
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Stephanie Biscaye, Diane Demonchy, Mickael Afanetti, Audrey Dupont, Herve Haas, Antoine Tran
RATIONALE: Ecthyma gangrenosum (Eg) is a necrotic lesion that is mostly seen in immunocompromised patients. It reflects a severe sepsis, possibly caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa). PATIENT CONCERNS: A healthy 3-year-old girl admitted to the Pediatric Emergency Department presented a sepsis-associated purpura with neurological and respiratory distress. INTERVENTIONS: An empiric antibiotherapy (anti-meningococcal) was prescribed. DIAGNOSES: Forty-eight hours after admission, blood and wound cultures were positive for Pa...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049383/a-lyme-borreliosis-diagnosis-probability-score-no-relation-with-antibiotic-treatment-response
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Violeta T Briciu, Mirela Flonta, Daniel Leucuţa, Dumitru Cârstina, Doina F Ţăţulescu, Mihaela Lupşe
OBJECTIVES: (1) To describe epidemiological and clinical data of patients that present with the suspicion of Lyme borreliosis (LB); (2) to evaluate a previous published score that classifies patients on the probability of having LB, following-up patients' clinical outcome after antibiotherapy. METHODS: Inclusion criteria: patients with clinical manifestations compatible with LB and Borrelia (B.) burgdorferi positive serology, hospitalized in a Romanian hospital between January 2011 and October 2012...
January 3, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012530/acute-mastoiditis-in-children-middle-ear-cultures-may-help-in-reducing-use-of-broad-spectrum-antibiotics
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Catarina Garcia, Ana Bárbara Salgueiro, Catarina Luís, Paula Correia, Maria João Brito
BACKGROUND: Acute mastoiditis (AM) is a suppurative infection of the mastoid air cells, representing the most frequent complication of acute otitis media. AM remains an important entity in children due to its potential complications and sequelae. We aim to describe the cases of AM admitted at our department, identify risk factors potentially associated with complications and analyse the changes in clinical approach of AM over time. METHODS: Case review of clinical files of children admitted with acute mastoiditis from June 1996 to May 2013 at a Lisbon metropolitan area hospital...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010884/efficacy-of-lumbar-cistern-drainage-combined-with-intrathecal-antibiotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-ventriculo-subarachnoid-infections-following-surgery-for-hypertensive-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Q-H Chen, D Lin, Q-G Yu, J Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of lumbar cistern drainage combined with intrathecal injection of antibiotics (LCD-ITI) in treating postoperative intracranial infections of hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (pHIH-ICI). METHODS: Sixty pHIH-ICI patients were randomly divided into the control group and the treatment group, with 30 patients in each group. Conventional treatment was performed in the control group, while LCD-ITI was performed in the treatment group...
December 20, 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994927/an-unusual-neck-mass-ingested-chicken-bone
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Erhan Demirhan, Metin İber, Özlem Yağız, Tolga Kandoğan, İbrahim Çukurova
BACKGROUND: Foreign bodies in the upper aerodigestive tract are frequently seen in otolaryngological practice, but migration of an ingested foreign body to the neck is a very rare condition. CASE REPORT: We present a 66-year-old woman admitted to our outpatient department with a painful neck mass. She had a history of emergency department admission 4 months prior with odynophagia after eating chicken meal. A physical examination revealed a painful and hyperemic mass on the left neck...
November 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973989/prospective-randomized-controlled-study-on-the-effects-of-saccharomyces-boulardii-cncm-i-745-and-amoxicillin-clavulanate-or-the-combination-on-the-gut-microbiota-of-healthy-volunteers
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Toufic A Kabbani, Kumar Pallav, Scot E Dowd, Javier Villafuerte-Galvez, Rohini R Vanga, Natalia E Castillo, Joshua Hansen, Melinda Dennis, Daniel A Leffler, Ciarán P Kelly
Probiotics are believed to be beneficial in maintaining a healthy gut microbiota whereas antibiotics are known to induce dysbiosis. This study aimed to examine the effects of the probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 (SB), the antibiotic Amoxicillin-Clavulanate (AC) and the combination on the microbiota and symptoms of healthy humans. Healthy subjects were randomized to one of four study groups: SB for 14 days, AC for 7 days, SB plus AC, Control (no treatment). Participants gave stool samples and completed gastro-intestinal symptom questionnaires...
December 14, 2016: Gut Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924427/treatment-of-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-mronj-with-ultrasonic-piezoelectric-bone-surgery-a-case-series-of-20-treated-sites
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Cornelio Blus, Giulio Giannelli, Serge Szmukler-Moncler, Germano Orru
PURPOSE: There is no consensus on how to successfully treat medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ). We report here on the application of piezoelectric bone surgery to treat MRONJ in combination with antibiotherapy and on its possible benefit. MATERIEL AND METHODS: A cohort of 18 consecutive patients has been treated for MRONJ; they involved 20 sites, 15 in the mandible, and five in the maxilla. Surgical removal of the necrotic areas and debridement was performed with a powerful piezoelectric surgery device (max 90 W) in combination with antibiotherapy...
December 6, 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888830/-giant-retropharyngeal-abscess-in-pediatric-patient-case-report
#8
Ali Oğuz Demir, Ersoy Doğan, Mustafa Cenk Ecevit
A two-year-old girl patient, who presented to another center with three months of sore throat and one month of neck swelling with pain, was initiated antibiotherapy but no healing was achieved. Afterwards, the patient was directed to our clinic and an abscess was detected in magnetic resonance imaging extending in both lateral spaces of the neck. The patient was performed surgical drainage urgently. The wound was dressed with rifampicin and the patient was started parenteral antibiotherapy. A dramatic recovery was observed and no complication occurred in the patient...
September 2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858396/evaluation-of-short-term-neurological-outcomes-in-children-diagnosed-with-brain-abscesses
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Manolya Acar, Murat Sutcu, Hacer Akturk, Aygozel Muradova, Selda Hancerli-Torun, Nuran Salman, Mine Caliskan, Nail Izgi, Ayper Somer
AIM: To evaluate the neurological outcomes of children diagnosed with brain abscesses in the early post-treatment period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of pediatric brain abscess patients between January 2000 and December 2015 during a 16 years period. Patients were divided into two groups according to their outcome at the end of the treatment. The patients with good outcome were the ones without any neurological sequelae (GOS score 5)...
October 17, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848011/clinical-value-of-antistreptolysin-o-levels-in-adult-patients-with-tonsillitis-report-i
#10
Vladimir Trushin, Moshe Englender
To assess the clinical value of antistreptolysin O (ASO) level in adult patients with acute tonsillitis of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus (GABHS) etiology and its interaction with the Centor score and throat cultures data. ASO antibody titers and throat cultures were obtained from 260 adult patients with acute tonsillitis of GABHS etiology initially proven by the Centor score. The results were compared with the group of 100 adult patients with recurrent tonsillitis who underwent tonsillectomy and with the group of 100 healthy adults...
November 15, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845497/lysozyme-as-a-cotreatment-during-antibiotics-use-against-vaginal-infections-an-in-vitro-study-on-gardnerella-vaginalis-biofilm-models
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Olivier Thellin, Willy Zorzi, Danièle Zorzi, Philippe Delvenne, Ernst Heinen, Benaïssa ElMoualij, Pascale Quatresooz
Bacterial vaginoses are frequent in women, most of them involving Gardnerella vaginalis. In more than 50% of the cases, usual antibiotic treatments are not capable of eliminating completely the infection, leading to recurrent vaginosis. In addition to the appearance of antibiotic resistance, recurrence can be due to the development of a biofilm by G. vaginalis. In vitro experiments on G. vaginalis biofilms showed that the biofilm protected bacteria from the antibiotic clindamycin. Also, recombinant human lysozyme (rhLys) was able to both degrade biofilms and prevent their formation...
June 2016: International Microbiology: the Official Journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800109/thalamic-abscess-caused-by-a-rare-pathogen-streptococcus-constellatus
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Özgür Şenol, Hikmet Turan Süslü, Necati Tatarlı, Mehmet Tiryaki, Bülent Güçlü
Streptococcus constellatus is a microorganism that lives commensally in the oropharyngeal region, urogenital region, and intestinal tract. However, it can cause infection in patients with certain predisposing factors. Rarely, this microorganism can cause a brain abscess. Thalamic localization of brain abscesses is much rarer than abscesses in other locations of the brain. Brain abscess caused by streptococcus constellatus are very rarely been reported in the literature. We present a rare case of a left-sided thalamic abscess caused by streptococcus constellatus in a 25-year-old male patient who was injured by shrapnel pieces in the head and who was malnourished...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793244/bilateral-parotitis-in-a-patient-under-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-treatment
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Ruslan Abdullayev, Filiz Cosku Saral, Omer Burak Kucukebe, Hakan Sezgin Sayiner, Cem Bayraktar, Sadik Akgun
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Many conditions such as bacterial and viral infectious diseases, mechanical obstruction due to air and calculi and drugs can cause parotitis. We present a case of unusual bilateral parotitis in a patient under non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation in intensive care unit. CASE REPORT: A 36-year-old patient was admitted to intensive care unit with the diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789164/-a-case-of-mediastinum-actinomycosis-by-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans
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N N M Razafimanjato, A M Portela, D M Radu, P Guiraudet, M D Destable, A Seguin, E Martinod
The actinomycosis is a suppurative infection due to an anaerobic and microaerophillic bacteria called actinomyces. Only few case reports are described for the mediastinal locations of this rare entity. We report a new case of inflammatory pseudotumor in the mediastinum due to Aggregatibacte actinomycetemcomitans revealed by hemoptysis. The mediastinoscopy procedure with biopsy was needed to confirm the definitive bacteriological diagnosis by a positive culture. During the postoperative course, a cutaneous fistula was found which had a favourable evolution after appropriate antibiotherapy...
December 2016: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676858/guidelines-from-perse-and-sofmer-for-neurological-pressure-ulcer-medical-and-surgical-coverage
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Brigitte Barrois, Brigitte Perrouin-Verbe, Xavier De-Boissezon, Djamel Ben Smail, Dominique Casanova, Anthony Gelis, Denis Colin
Surgical indication is recommended for specific locations (pelvic stage 3 and 4 pressure ulcers) and if medical treatment is impossible: - global patient assessment is recommended before surgical indication with benefits and risks analysis; - analysis is conducted on several stages; - risk factors analysis and control level; - efficiency analysis about medical and preventive coverage; - pressure ulcer origin analysis; - compliance patient assessment (care contract); - systematic pre operative procedure is recommended: - multi-disciplinary et pluriprofessionnal consultation; - psychological assessment and follow up; - radiological assessment (systematical, no systematical IRM except if osteitis, no TDM, no scintigraphy); - biological assessment (inflammatory nutritional, micro biological); - no pre-operative antibiotherapy; - specify definition of surgical type - realize pre-operative micro biological taking is recommended:(according to bone aspect): - enforce systematic post operative procedures is recommended: - plan patient installation: every patient must have a preventive mattress and book curative mattress for multiple scrap; - plan total immediate post operative dumped according to patient compliance in PRM ward (during at least 3 weeks, often 4); - organize seated station progressive recharging in PRM ward (during at least 3 weeks); - extend patient supervision and allow seated station; - plan further supervision...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672643/tuberculosis-terminal-ileitis-a-forgotten-entity-mimicking-crohn-s-disease
#16
Simona Gurzu, Calin Molnar, Anca Otilia Contac, Annamaria Fetyko, Ioan Jung
Intestinal tuberculosis (TB) is an uncommon lesion for which differential diagnosis can be difficult. We present a case of a 53-year-old male and a systematic review of the literature, from clinical symptoms to differential diagnosis, unusual complications and therapy. The patient was admitted to the hospital with signs of acute abdomen as a result of a perforated terminal ileitis. Based on the skip lesions of the terminal ileum and cecum, Crohn's disease (CD) was clinically suspected. An emergency laparotomy and right colectomy with terminal ileum resection was performed and systematic antibiotherapy was prescribed...
September 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27667998/bacterial-etiology-and-antibiotic-resistance-profile-of-community-acquired-urinary-tract-infections-in-a-cameroonian-city
#17
Rolf Nyah-Tuku Nzalie, Hortense Kamga Gonsu, Sinata Koulla-Shiro
Introduction. Community-acquired urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are usually treated empirically. Geographical variations in etiologic agents and their antibiotic sensitivity patterns are common. Knowledge of antibiotic resistance trends is important for improving evidence-based recommendations for empirical treatment of UTIs. Our aim was to determine the major bacterial etiologies of CAUTIs and their antibiotic resistance patterns in a cosmopolitan area of Cameroon for comparison with prescription practices of local physicians...
2016: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648020/an-assessment-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonias-and-risk-factors-identified-in-the-intensive-care-unit
#18
Mevlut Karatas, Sedat Saylan, Ugur Kostakoglu, Gurdal Yilmaz
OBJECTIVES: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a significant cause of hospital-related infections, one that must be prevented due to its high morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence and risk factors in patients developing VAP in our intensive care units (ICUs). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study involved in mechanically ventilated patients hospitalized for more than 48 hours. VAP diagnosed patients were divided into two groups, those developing pneumonia (VAP(+)) and those not (VAP(-))...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611975/impact-of-source-control-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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María Luisa Martínez, Ricard Ferrer, Eva Torrents, Raquel Guillamat-Prats, Gemma Gomà, David Suárez, Luis Álvarez-Rocha, Juan Carlos Pozo Laderas, Ignacio Martín-Loeches, Mitchell M Levy, Antonio Artigas
OBJECTIVES: Time to clearance of pathogens is probably critical to outcome in septic shock. Current guidelines recommend intervention for source control within 12 hours after diagnosis. We aimed to determine the epidemiology of source control in the management of sepsis and to analyze the impact of timing to source control on mortality. DESIGN: Prospective observational analysis of the Antibiotic Intervention in Severe Sepsis study, a Spanish national multicenter educational intervention to improve antibiotherapy in sepsis...
January 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27592477/assessment-of-rational-use-of-drugs-and-self-medication-in-turkey-a-pilot-study-from-elaz%C3%A4-g-and-its-suburbs
#20
Tufan Nayir, Ramazan Azim Okyay, Hakki Yesilyurt, Muhsin Akbaba, Ersin Nazlıcan, Yasemin Acık, Halil Ibrahim Akkus
The concepts of "essential drugs" and "national drug policy" described by the World Health Assembly in 1975 were the first steps taken towards the rational use of drugs (RUD). According to WHO, more than half of all medicines worldwide are prescribed, dispensed or sold inappropriately and half of the patients fail to take them appropriately. The aim of this study has been to evaluate the habits of patients related to RUD with a specific aim to investigate the factors associated with self-medication. This descriptive survey study was carried out in Elazıg, located at the Southeastern region of Turkey...
July 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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