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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437431/factors-associated-with-acquired-anti-ifn-%C3%AE-autoantibody-in-patients-with-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection
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Pakpoom Phoompoung, Nasikarn Ankasekwinai, Manop Pithukpakorn, Suporn Foongladda, Pinklow Umrod, Bhoom Suktitipat, Surakameth Mahasirimongkol, Sasisopin Kiertiburanakul, Yupin Suputtamongkol
BACKGROUND: The clinical syndrome of disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection in patients who were previously healthy is now well recognized to be associated with an acquired autoantibody to Interferon gamma (Anti IFN- γ autoantibody). However, the risk factors of this syndrome remain unknown. METHOD: We performed an unmatched case control study among patients with NTM diseases who were diagnosed and treated at Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436815/moyamoya-in-a-patient-with-fires-a-first-case-report
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Taylor Kaufman, Andrew White
Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES) is a form of epileptic encephalopathy with severe refractory epilepsy that presents in previously healthy, school-aged children after significant febrile illness with concomitant rise in body temperature. Suspected causes include genetic or acquired channelopathies, as well as mitochondrial disturbances. In FIRES, the EEG shows diffuse slowing, generalized, and/or multifocal discharges. Seizures are present and resistant to treatment. Moyamoya angiopathy (MMA) is characterized by progressive stenosis of cerebral arteries and subsequent development of a network of collateral circulation that is prone to rupture...
2017: Neurodiagnostic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433728/vector-competence-of-amblyomma-americanum-acari-ixodidae-for-rickettsia-rickettsii
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Michael L Levin, Galina E Zemtsova, Lindsay F Killmaster, Alyssa Snellgrove, Lauren B M Schumacher
Rickettsia rickettsii - the etiologic agent of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) - is widely spread across the Americas. In the US, Dermacentor spp. ticks are identified as primary vectors of R. rickettsii and Rhipicephalus sanguineus s.l. has been implicated in transmission of this pathogen in several locations in the Southwest. Conversely, ticks of the genus Amblyomma are recognized vectors of RMSF in Central and South America, but not in the US. A. americanum is one of the most aggressive human-biting ticks in the US, whose geographical range overlaps with that of reported RMSF cases...
April 12, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431915/synergistic-anticandidal-activity-of-menthol-in-combination-with-itraconazole-and-nystatin-against-clinical-candida-glabrata-and-candida-krusei-isolates
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Aghil Sharifzadeh, Ali Reza Khosravi, Hojjatollah Shokri, Paria Samadi Tari
BACKGROUND: Candida glabrata (C. glabrata) and C. krusei are now emerging as serious hospital acquired infections in immunocompromised patients. Menthol, a terpenic compound, has been reported to have antifungal activity. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of menthol in combination with itraconazole or nystatin against C. glabrata and C. krusei isolates. METHODS: The effects of menthol along with itraconazole and nystatin, were evaluated by the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) M44-A and CLSI M27-A3 methods...
April 19, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427111/-in-vitro-activity-of-mecillinam-against-urine-isolates-of-escherichia-coli-from-outpatient-departments-in-germany
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Michael Kresken, Barbara Körber-Irrgang, Kurt G Naber
National and international guidelines recommend fosfomycin trometamol, nitrofurantoin, nitroxoline, and pivmecillinam as first-line agents for the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis. Escherichia coli is by far the leading cause of community-acquired urinary tract infections. Pivmecillinam (X-SYSTO(®)) is an oral prodrug of mecillinam, a penicillin derivative that was reintroduced to the German market in March 2016. This study aimed to investigate the proportion of mecillinam-resistant strains among E...
April 20, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420553/incidence-of-respiratory-viral-infections-and-associated-factors-among-children-attending-a-public-kindergarten-in-taipei-city
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Chun-Yi Lu, Li-Min Huang, Tsui-Yien Fan, A-Ling Cheng, Luan-Yin Chang
BACKGROUND: Kindergarteners frequently encounter various infectious diseases, so surveillance of viral infectious diseases would provide information for their health promotion. METHODS: We enrolled kindergarten attendees, age 2-5 years, during the academic years of 2006 and 2007 in a Taipei City kindergarten. Daily monitoring of illness and regular biweekly physical examinations were undertaken. Multiple infections were defined as one child having two or more laboratory-confirmed viral infections with different viruses or different serotypes during one academic year...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411355/rabies-acquired-through-kidney-transplantation-in-a-child-a-case-report
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Bassam Saeed, Mustafa Al-Mousawi
Rabies is usually transmitted to humans through bites of infected animals; however, it can rarely be transmitted through deceased donor organs or tissues when not suspected. Here, we report a case of rabies transmission in a child. The child was a 5-year-old girl who was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit with encephalitis of unexplained cause 3.5 months after she received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. The laboratory and imaging studies did not reveal any explanation for her rapidly declining clinical and neurologic condition, which ended with death 4 days after admission...
April 14, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403050/ceftaroline-activity-tested-against-bacterial-isolates-causing-community-acquired-respiratory-tract-infections-and-skin-and-skin-structure-infections-in-pediatric-patients-from-united-states-hospitals-2012-2014
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Michael A Pfaller, Rodrigo E Mendes, Mariana Castanheira, Robert K Flamm, Ronald N Jones, Helio S Sader
Ceftaroline fosamil has recently received US Food and Drug Administration approval for treatment of acute bacterial skin/skin structure infections (SSSIs), including those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia for pediatric patients ≥2 months old. We evaluated the potency and spectrum of ceftaroline and comparators when tested against community-acquired respiratory tract infection (CARTI) and SSSI pathogens from pediatric patients. A total of 3141 consecutive, unique pediatric patient isolates of clinical significance (1460 CARTI and 1681 SSSI isolates) were collected from 29 US medical centers and tested for susceptibility to ceftaroline and comparators by broth microdilution methods...
May 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400686/convergence-of-minds-for-better-patient-outcome-in-intensive-care-unit-infections
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Chand Wattal, Yash Javeri, Neeraj Goel, Debashish Dhar, Sonal Saxena, Sarman Singh, Jaswinder Kaur Oberoi, B K Rao, Purva Mathur, Vikas Manchanda, Vivek Nangia, Arti Kapil, Ashok Rattan, Supradip Ghosh, Omender Singh, Vinod Singh, Iqbal Kaur, Sanghamitra Datta, Sharmila Sen Gupta
BACKGROUND: There is emergence of resistance to the last-line antibiotics such as carbapenems in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), leaving little effective therapeutic options. Since there are no more newer antibiotics in the armamentarium in the near future, it has become imperative that we harness the interdisciplinary knowledge for the best clinical outcome of the patient. AIMS: The aim of the conference was to utilize the synergies between the clinical microbiologists and critical care specialists for better patient care and clinical outcome...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393724/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-in-turkey
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Canan Gündüz, Mehmet Sezai Taşbakan, Abdullah Sayıner, Aykut Çilli, Oğuz Kılınç, Ayşın Şakar Coşkun
Introduction: Pneumonia in cases with preceding hospitalization, hemodialysis, intravenous therapy, wound care, or chemotherapy within the prior 30 days and residence in nursing homes are defined as healthcare associated pneumonia (HCAP). The aim of this study was to compare the demographic and laboratory data, isolated causative agents and prognosis of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and HCAP in a large population in Turkey. Materials and Methods: The data of 785 cases (average age 65...
September 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392698/assessment-of-isoniazid-preventive-therapy-in-the-reduction-of-tuberculosis-among-art-patients-in-arba-minch-hospital-ethiopia
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Ashenafi Abossie, Tsegaye Yohanes
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is the most frequent life-threatening opportunistic disease among people living with HIV and remains a leading cause of mortality, even among persons receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART). Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) and cotrimoxazole prophylaxis have been recommended for the benefit of HIV/AIDS-infected individuals to prevent opportunistic infections. The aim of this study was to assess IPT prophylaxis in the reduction of TB among ART patients. METHODS: The study was a hospital-based retrospective study...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385138/community-acquired-syndromes-causing-morbidity-and-mortality-in-australia%C3%A2
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Shweta Sharma, Emmy Sneath, Allen C Cheng, N Deborah Friedman
The clinical and economic burden of infectious diseases is a substantial public health problem. The determination of the relative contributions of these diseases to the overall healthcare burden can inform priority setting, planning, and decision-making in healthcare and establish a baseline for future comparisons. Few recent studies have presented definitive data on the incidence of infectious diseases requiring hospitalisation in the Southern Hemisphere. We identified the age-specific number of hospitalisations and severe infections requiring intensive care unit admissions in the Geelong region...
March 31, 2017: Communicable Diseases Intelligence Quarterly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380272/influence-of-time-to-diagnosis-of-severe-influenza-on-antibiotic-use-length-of-stay-isolation-precautions-and-mortality-a-retrospective-study
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Isabel E Akers, Rainer Weber, Hugo Sax, Jürg Böni, Alexandra Trkola, Stefan P Kuster
BACKGROUND: Timely diagnosis of influenza infection in patients might help reduce antibiotic use during influenza seasons and, consequently, antibiotic selection pressure. In this retrospective cohort study, we aimed to evaluate whether time to influenza diagnosis in patients with severe influenza is associated with the duration of antibiotic therapy. METHODS: We retrospectively included all hospitalized patients >16 years who tested positive for influenza A or B by polymerase-chain-reaction during influenza seasons 2013/2014 or 2014/2015 at the University Hospital Zurich...
April 5, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369247/the-implications-of-antibiotic-resistance-for-patients-recovery-from-common-infections-in-the-community-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Oliver Van Hecke, Kay Wang, Joseph J Lee, Nia W Roberts, Chris C Butler
Background: Antibiotic use is the main driver for carriage of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The perception exists that failure of antibiotic treatment due to antibiotic resistance has little clinical impact in the community. Methods: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Web of Science from inception to 15 April 2016 without language restriction. We included studies conducted in community settings which reported patient-level data on laboratory-confirmed infections (respiratory, urinary tract, skin or soft tissue), antibiotic resistance, and clinical outcomes...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366150/-clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-in-turkey
#15
Canan Gündüz, Mehmet Sezai Taşbakan, Abdullah Sayıner, Aykut Çilli, Oğuz Kılınç, Ayşın Şakar Coşkun
Introduction: Pneumonia in cases with preceding hospitalization, hemodialysis, intravenous therapy, wound care, or chemotherapy within the prior 30 days and residence in nursing homes are defined as healthcare associated pneumonia (HCAP). The aim of this study was to compare the demographic and laboratory data, isolated causative agents and prognosis of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and HCAP in a large population in Turkey. Materials and Methods: The data of 785 cases (average age 65...
September 2016: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363494/clinical-and-endoscopic-features-in-patients-with-hospital-acquired-diarrhea-associated-with-clostridium-difficile-infection
#16
J A Velarde Ruiz-Velasco, J M Aldana-Ledesma, M A Ibarra-Estrada, S A Aguirre Díaz, J A Fernández-Ramírez, F Cárdenas-Lara, F Álvarez López, L E Rodríguez-Noriega, H R Pérez-Gómez, M R Morfín-Otero
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Clostridium difficile (CD) is the leading cause of hospital-acquired diarrhea. Clinical and endoscopic findings are poorly described in our country. The aim of this study is to depict those findings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective cohort study, which included patients with CD associated hospital-acquired diarrhea, diagnosed by means of fecal PCR and testing for the presence of hypervirulent strain NAP027. We analyzed clinical and endoscopic features, as well as the variables associated with severe disease...
March 28, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360506/current-trends-of-microorganisms-and-their-sensitivity-pattern-in-paediatric-septic-arthritis-a-prospective-study-from-tertiary-care-level-hospital
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Girish Motwani, Rujuta Mehta, Alaric Aroojis, Sandeep Vaidya
PURPOSE: Early treatment of septic arthritis is essential before irreversible damage to the articular cartilage occurs. Clinicians often start empirical antibiotic therapy for symptomatic relief while awaiting a definitive culture report. In present day parlance with variations in different centres in the private and public sector and rampant antibiotic abuse, a lot of resistance is being seen in the flora and their sensitivity patterns. Hence it is imperative to document and analyze these changing trends...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359546/attributable-mortality-of-hospital-acquired-bloodstream-infections-in-ireland
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M Brady, A Oza, R Cunney, K Burns
AIM: To estimate the attributable mortality of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections (HA-BSI) in Ireland. METHODS: A retrospective case-cohort study was conducted, based on notifications from Irish microbiology laboratories and administrative patient records from six Irish hospitals from January 2007 to December 2013. Probabilistic linkage was used to link 1252 cases of bloodstream infection from a cohort of 343,189 hospitalized patients. Independent predictors of mortality were determined using a multi-variable logistic regression model, and included: patient age, emergency or re-admission to hospital, length of stay in an intensive care unit, number of procedures, number of diagnoses, major diagnostic category and presence of HA-BSI...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357658/serological-and-molecular-methods-to-study-epidemiological-aspects-of-human-t-cell-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-infection
#19
Olivier Cassar, Antoine Gessain
We estimated that at least 5-10 million individuals are infected with HTLV-1. Importantly, this number is based on the study of nearly 1.5 billion people living in known human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) endemic areas, for which reliable epidemiological data are available. However, for some highly populated regions including India, the Maghreb, East Africa, and some regions of China, no consistent data are yet available which prevents a more accurate estimation. Thus, the number of HTLV-1 infected people in the world is probably much higher...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355738/-research-on-risk-factors-of-short-term-outcome-in-aids-patients-with-pneumocystis-pneumonia
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A X Li, C Y Huang, H W Zhang, T Zhang, H Wu, W Wang
Objective: To investigate the prognostic risk factors of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients with pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP), and to establish risk models for predicting early outcome. Methods: The clinical data of 418 AIDS patients with PCP admitted to Department of Infectious Diseases, Beijing You'an Hospital, Capital Medical University from January 2008 to May 2016 were retrospectively analyzed.The patients were divided into death group and survival group according to clinical outcome during hospitalization...
March 21, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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