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Said Alyacoubi, Yousef Abuowda, Loai Albarqouni, Bettina Böttcher, Khamis Elessi
BACKGROUND: Disease severity scores such as CURB-65 are often used to guide the management of patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Early and adequate empirical antibiotic treatment reduces mortality. The aim of this study was to examine the severity assessment and management of patients presenting with community-acquired pneumonia at the European Gaza Hospital in the Gaza Strip and to compare this to the best available evidence. METHODS: Medical records of all patients admitted to the European Gaza Hospital with a diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia between Dec 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016, were reviewed retrospectively...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
Tsuneaki Kenzaka, Ayako Kumabe, Koki Kosami, Yasufumi Matsuoka, Kensuke Minami, Daisuke Ninomiya, Ayako Noda, Shinsuke Yahata
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice guidelines for nursing- and healthcare-associated pneumonia (NHCAP) were developed for pneumonia caused by drug-resistant bacteria and pneumonia in elderly patients, particularly aspiration pneumonia. The identification of pathogenic bacteria and implementation of efforts to prevent the recurrence of aspiration pneumonia are very important in clinical practice. This study examined the extent to which clinicians have established bacteriological testing and recurrence prevention efforts for NHCAP and aspiration pneumonia...
March 2018: Respiratory Investigation
Henry Anyimadu, Chandra Pingili, Vel Sivapalan, Yael Hirsch-Moverman, Sharon Mannheimer
Current guidelines suggest that HIV-infected patients should receive chemoprophylaxis against Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) if they have a cluster determinant 4 (CD4) count <200 cells/mm3 or oropharyngeal candidiasis. Persons with CD4 percentage (CD4%) below 14% should also be considered for prophylaxis. Discordance between CD4 count and CD4% occurs in 16% to 25% of HIV-infected patients. Provider compliance with current PJP prophylaxis guidelines when such discordance is present was assessed. Electronic medical records of 429 HIV-infected individuals who had CD4 count and CD4% measured at our clinic were reviewed...
January 2018: Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care
Sonja Suntrup-Krueger, Jens Minnerup, Paul Muhle, Inga Claus, Jens Burchard Schröder, Thomas Marian, Tobias Warnecke, Marianne Kalic, Klaus Berger, Rainer Dziewas
BACKGROUND: Early dysphagia screening and appropriate management are recommended by current guidelines to reduce complications and case fatality in acute stroke. However, data on the potential benefit of changes in dysphagia care on patient outcome are limited. Our objective was to assess the degree of implementation of dysphagia guidelines and determine the impact of modifications in dysphagia screening and treatment practices on disease complications and outcome in stroke patients over time...
March 13, 2018: Cerebrovascular Diseases
Gildas Baulier, Nahema Issa, Frederic Gabriel, Isabelle Accoceberry, Fabrice Camou, Pierre Duffau
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines for preventing Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in HIV patients are based on CD4 below 200/mm3. Such cut-off value is suggested to guide prophylaxis in non-HIV conditions (NHIV) especially in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases (AD). We aimed to determine if CD4 could be used to guide PCP prophylaxis in AD. METHODS: CD4 and lymphocyte-count were retrospectively studied in patients diagnosed with PCP between January 2013 and February 2016. RESULTS: 129 patients were included...
February 26, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
R Cantón, E Loza, J Aznar, R Barrón-Adúriz, J Calvo, F J Castillo, E Cercenado, R Cisterna, F González-Romo, J L López-Hontangas, A I Suárez-Barrenechea, F Tubau, B Molloy, D López-Mendoza
OBJECTIVE: The SMART (Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends) surveillance study monitors antimicrobial susceptibility and extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) in Gram-negative bacilli recovered from intra-abdominal infections (IAI). METHODS: Antimicrobial susceptibility of 5,343 isolates from IAI recovered in 11 centres during the 2011-2015 SMART-Spain program was analysed by standard microdilution (EUCAST criteria) and compared with that from 2002-2010...
March 12, 2018: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
Michael C Tracy, Roshni Mathew
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review aims to provide clinicians engaged in the care of infants and children an update on the current understanding of the epidemiology, etiology, diagnostic evaluation, and clinical management of complicated pneumonia. The review provides timely information surrounding areas of consensus and ongoing research. RECENT FINDINGS: The epidemiology and etiologies of complicated pneumonia continue to evolve over the past several decades in context of the introduction of new vaccines...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
Osman Savran, Charlotte Suppli Ulrik
Background: Early life events may predispose to the development of chronic lung disease in adulthood. Aim: To provide an update on current knowledge of early nongenetic origins of COPD. Materials and methods: Systematic literature review was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Results: A total of 16 studies, comprising 69,365 individuals, met the predefined criteria and were included in the present review...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Nathan Ford, Graeme Meintjes, Alexandra Calmy, Helen Bygrave, Chantal Migone, Marco Vitoria, Martina Penazzato, Lara Vojnov, Meg Doherty
In 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) published guidelines for the management of advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease within a public health approach. Recent data suggest that more than a third of people starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) do so with advanced HIV disease, and an increasing number of patients re-present to care at an advanced stage of HIV disease following a period of disengagement from care. These guidelines recommend a standardized package of care for adults, adolescents, and children, based on the leading causes of morbidity and mortality: tuberculosis, severe bacterial infections, cryptococcal meningitis, toxoplasmosis, and Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia...
March 4, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Demosthenes Bouros, Zoe Daniil, Despoina Papakosta, Katerina M Antoniou, Katerina Markopoulou, Likurgos Kolilekas, George Konstantopoulos, Spyros Papiris
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown origin. Despite the fact that the guidelines on the diagnosis and management of the disease were updated in 2015, incorporating novel agents recently introduced in the therapeutic approach of IPF, there is a lack of data on the epidemiology, disease status, and treatment in clinical practice. Contemporary data provided by national registries in IPF provide valuable information to guide clinical management of the disease in the real-world setting, adjusted to the local needs...
March 7, 2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
W A Werbel, M G Ison, M P Angarone, A Yang, V Stosor
BACKGROUND: Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) affected 5-15% of solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients prior to universal prophylaxis, classically with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX). Guidelines generally recommend 6-12 months of prophylaxis post SOT, yet optimal duration and robust PJP risk stratification have not been established. METHODS: A retrospective, single-center, case-control study of PJP among SOT recipients from January 1998 to December 2013 was conducted...
March 7, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
P E Gallenga, M Del Boccio, C E Gallenga, G Neri, A Pennelli, E Toniato, L Lobefalo, M Maritati, P Perri, C Contini, G Del Boccio
An early double case of acute Ophthalmia neonatorum in 3-day-old twins is reported. Culture of eye swabs showed a wide bacterial polymorphism, in which common bacteria, such as Klebsiella pneumoniae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Corynebacterium ulcerans and other Enterobacteriaceae, coexisted with atypical Mycoplasmataceae and Chlamydiaceae from resident cervical-vaginal maternal microbiota. The neonates were in an apparently healthy state, but showed red eyes with abundant greenish-yellow secretion, mild chemosis and lid edema...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Michael E Wilson, Abdul M Majzoub, Claudia C Dobler, J Randall Curtis, Tarek Nayfeh, Bjorg Thorsteinsdottir, Amelia K Barwise, Jon C Tilburt, Ognjen Gajic, Victor M Montori, M Hassan Murad
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of noninvasive ventilation in patients with acute respiratory failure and do-not-intubate or comfort-measures-only orders. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Scopus, and Web of Science from inception to January 1, 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Studies of all design types that enrolled patients in the ICU or hospital ward who received noninvasive ventilation and had preset do-not-intubate or comfort-measures-only orders...
March 1, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
K Rüütel, L Lemsalu, S Lätt
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess indicator condition (IC) guided HIV testing in Estonia from 2012-2015. METHODS: We used Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF) data. EHIF is the core purchaser of health care services in Estonia, covering health care costs for insured people (94% of the total population). After health care services' provision, the provider sends an invoice to EHIF, which includes patient information (e.g. age, gender, diagnoses based on ICD-10) and services provided (e...
February 2018: HIV Medicine
Daniela Fluxá, Jorge Segovia, Matías Florenzano, Jessica Salinas, Lilian Flores, Daniela Simian, Rodrigo Quera
There are no evidence-based guidelines about prophylaxis against Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in inflammatory bowel disease. We report a case of P. jiroveci pneumonia in patient with Crohn's disease receiving infliximab and methotrexate. This case emphasizes the importance of considering the possibility of this infection in inflammatory bowel disease patients treated on biological therapy.
October 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
James S Miller, Lacey English, Michael Matte, Rapheal Mbusa, Moses Ntaro, Shem Bwambale, Jessica Kenney, Mark J Siedner, Raquel Reyes, Patrick T Lee, Edgar Mulogo, Geren S Stone
BACKGROUND: Village health workers (VHWs) in five villages in Bugoye subcounty (Kasese District, Uganda) provide integrated community case management (iCCM) services, in which VHWs evaluate and treat malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhoea in children under 5 years of age. VHWs use a "Sick Child Job Aid" that guides them through the evaluation and treatment of these illnesses. A retrospective observational study was conducted to measure the quality of iCCM care provided by 23 VHWs in 5 villages in Bugoye subcounty over a 2-year period...
February 27, 2018: Malaria Journal
Amy Sarah Ginsburg, Jennifer L Lenahan, Rasa Izadnegahdar, J Mark Ansermino
Pneumonia is the leading infectious cause of death in children worldwide, with most deaths occurring in developing countries. Measuring respiratory rate is critical to the World Health Organization's guidelines for diagnosing childhood pneumonia in low-resource settings, yet it is difficult to accurately measure. We conducted a systematic review to landscape existing respiratory rate measurement technologies. We searched Pubmed, Embase, and Compendex for studies published through September 2017 assessing the accuracy of respiratory rate measurement technologies in children...
February 23, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Alicia Arnott, Penelope Jones, Lucinda J Franklin, Denis Spelman, Karin Leder, Allen C Cheng
Background: Overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI) is a serious complication of asplenia. Clinical guidelines recommend a number of measures to reduce the risk of OPSI, but awareness and adherence to preventative measures is generally poor. We aimed to determine whether a registry for asplenic/hyposplenic patients was associated with a reduction in the incidence of infection with encapsulated bacteria. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of asplenic/hyposplenic patients in the state of Victoria, Australia who registered with Spleen Australia from 2003 - 2014...
February 17, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Ashley Woodcock, Isabelle Boucot, David A Leather, Jodie Crawford, Susan Collier, Nawar Diar Bakerly, Emma Hilton, Jørgen Vestbo
Guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management are based largely on results from double-blind randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of efficacy. These trials have high internal validity and test whether a drug is efficacious, but they are conducted in highly selected populations that may differ significantly from patients with COPD seen in routine practice.We compared the baseline characteristics, healthcare use and outcomes between the Salford Lung Study (SLS), an open-label effectiveness RCT, with six recent large-scale efficacy RCTs...
February 2018: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Aleksander Deptuła, Ewa Trejnowska, Grzegorz Dubiel, Maria Deptuła, Marleta Zienkiewicz, Agnieszka Żukowska, Agnieszka Misiewska-Kaczur, Tomasz Ozorowski, Piotr Księżniakiewicz, Joanna Kubiak, Waleria Hryniewicz
INTRODUCTION Point-prevalence surveys are widely described as a useful tool for evaluation of antimicrobial policy, as well as adherence to the guidelines. OBJECTIVES To evaluate if ECDC Point Prevalence Survey and Antimicrobial Use (PPS HAI&AU) data can be used for evaluation of adherence to the national guidelines (NG) for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and analysis of the quality of treatment regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data for 72 698 patients were collected in Poland between 2012-2015 according to the ECDC Protocol v...
February 15, 2018: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
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