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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549532/a-drop-system-for-prognostication-of-nhcap-inpatients
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Takeshi Koizumi, Hiroki Tsukada, Kazuhiko Ito, Satoshi Shibata, Satoshi Hokari, Takafumi Tetsuka, Nobumasa Aoki, Hiroshi Moro, Yoshinari Tanabe, Toshiaki Kikuchi
Nursing and healthcare-associated pneumonia (NHCAP) is a category of healthcare-associated pneumonia that was modified for the healthcare system of Japan. The NHCAP guidelines stated the difficulty in assessing the severity classifications, for instance, A-DROP. We compared the usefulness of different severity classifications (A-DROP, CURB-65, PSI, and I-ROAD) in predicting the prognosis of nursing and healthcare-associated pneumonia. We conducted a retrospective analysis on 303 adult patients hospitalized for nursing healthcare-associated pneumonia and community-acquired pneumonia, which were diagnosed at the Department of Respiratory Medicine of Niigata General City Hospital between January 2012 and December 2014...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542233/is-survival-improved-by-the-use-of-niv-and-peg-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-a-post-mortem-study-of-80-als-patients
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Christian Burkhardt, Christoph Neuwirth, Andreas Sommacal, Peter M Andersen, Markus Weber
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) are guideline-recommended interventions for symptom management in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Their effect on survival is controversial and the impact on causes of death is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of NIV and PEG on survival and causes of death in ALS patients. METHODS: Eighty deceased ALS patients underwent a complete post mortem analysis for causes of death between 2003 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538388/myxedema-coma-a-case-report-of-pediatric-emergency-care
#3
Yueniu Zhu, Wenjuan Qiu, Mengyan Deng, Xiaodong Zhu
RAIONALE: Myxedema coma (MC) is extremely rare but lethal in pediatric patients with hypothyroidism leading to altered mental status and hypothermia. But there is no clinical guideline for such cases. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 6-year-old Chinese girl presented with coma and hypothermia preceded by pneumonia. Her lab results were: free thyroxin (T4) 4.18 pmol/L and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) > 150 μIU/mL with extremely elevated anti-thyroid peroxidase (TPO-Ab) and anti-thyroglobulin...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529747/amrubicin-monotherapy-may-be-an-effective-second-line-treatment-for-patients-with-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-or-high-grade-non-small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
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Norimitsu Kasahara, Kazushige Wakuda, Shota Omori, Kazuhisa Nakashima, Akira Ono, Tetsuhiko Taira, Hirotsugu Kenmotsu, Tateaki Naito, Haruyasu Murakami, Keita Mori, Reiko Watanabe, Masahiro Endo, Takashi Nakajima, Masanobu Yamada, Toshiaki Takahashi
There is no standard chemotherapy for pulmonary large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) and this type of cancer is difficult to diagnose using biopsy specimens. At the Shizuoka Cancer Center, when small biopsy specimens are used, they are diagnosed as high-grade non-small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (HNSCNEC) and the patients are treated according to the small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) guidelines. Amrubicin is an effective second-line treatment for patients with SCLC, although it remains unclear whether amrubicin monotherapy is effective for patients with LCNEC or HNSCNEC...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528008/-role-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-in-pulmonary-infections
#5
REVIEW
C Padoin
Pulmonary infections are common and caused by a wide range of viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi. They consist of lower respiratory tract infections with community and hospital acquired acute pneumonia, bronchitis, lung abscess, fungal infections and tuberculosis. The management of these infections should be based on guidelines that take into account the microorganisms most frequently involved as a basis for empirical treatment, with identification of causative microorganisms allowing targeted treatments...
May 17, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526836/characterisation-of-antibiotic-prescriptions-for-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-danish-general-practice-a-retrospective-registry-based-cohort-study
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Rune Aabenhus, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Laura Trolle Saust, Lars Bjerrum
Inappropriate use of antibiotics is contributing to the increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance. Several Danish guidelines on antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory tract infections in general practice have been issued to promote rational prescribing of antibiotics, however it is unclear if these recommendations are followed. We aimed to characterise the pattern of antibiotic prescriptions for patients diagnosed with acute respiratory tract infections, by means of electronic prescriptions, labeled with clinical indications, from Danish general practice...
May 19, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526315/does-educating-nurses-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-prevention-guidelines-improve-their-compliance
#7
Sami M Aloush
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the compliance with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)-prevention guidelines between nurses who underwent an intensive educational program and those who did not, and to investigate other factors that influence nurses' compliance. METHOD: A 2-group posttest design was used to examine the effect of the VAP-prevention guidelines education on nurses' compliance. Participants were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524255/enablers-and-barriers-to-the-use-of-antibiotic-guidelines-in-the-assessment-and-treatment-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-a-qualitative-study-of-clinicians-perspectives
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Antoine Sedrak, Mahesan Anpalahan, Karen Luetsch
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common condition and a number of guidelines have been developed for its assessment and treatment. Adherence to guidelines by clinicians varies and particularly the prescribing of antibiotics often remains suboptimal. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to elucidate potential barriers and enablers to the adherence to antibiotic guidelines by clinicians treating CAP in an Australian hospital. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with purposively recruited senior prescribers who regularly treat CAP in an Australian hospital...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511383/study-on-mics-of-tigecycline-in-clinical-isolates-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-cre-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-in-north-india
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Vineeta Khare, Prashant Gupta, Fareya Haider, Rehana Begum
INTRODUCTION: Members of family Enterobacteriaceae are the most common Gram-negative bacteria isolated from clinical samples. Those Enterobacteriaceae which have acquired resistance to all β-lactams antibiotics including the carbapenems are considered as Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). These CRE isolates are often resistant to most other classes of antimicrobials as well, making their treatment a great challenge. Tigecycline is one of the last resort antimicrobials against such multidrug resistant bacteria...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510461/underlying-causes-of-persistent-and-recurrent-pneumonia-in-children-at-a-pulmonary-referral-hospital-in-tehran-iran
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Mohammad Reza Bolursaz, Ferial Lotfian, Hossein Ali Ghaffaripour, Maryam Hassanzad
BACKGROUND: There is limited data on recurrent or persistent pneumonia in children, particularly in the developing world. This is a retrospective, cross-sectional study of children with recurrent or persistent pneumonia admitted to the Pediatric Department of Massih Daneshvari Hospital, Tehran, Iran. METHODS: Children under 18 years of age, who were admitted to the hospital with pneumonia between 2007 and 2013, were investigated to find out the prevalence of recurrent and persistent pneumonia and to recognize their underlying diseases...
May 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504846/adverse-event-management-in-patients-with-relapsed-and-refractory-multiple-myeloma-taking-pomalidomide-plus-low-dose-dexamethasone-a-pooled-analysis
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Philippe Moreau, Meletios A Dimopoulos, Paul G Richardson, David S Siegel, Michele Cavo, Paolo Corradini, Katja Weisel, Michel Delforge, Peter O'Gorman, Kevin Song, Christine Chen, Nizar Bahlis, Albert Oriol, Markus Hansson, Martin Kaiser, Pekka Anttila, Reinier Raymakers, Cristina Joao, Gordon Cook, Lars Sternas, Tsvetan Biyukov, Ana Slaughter, Kevin Hong, Jennifer Herring, Xin Yu, Mohamed Zaki, Jesus San-Miguel
OBJECTIVES: Heavily pretreated patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma are susceptible to treatment-related adverse events (AEs). Managing AEs is important to ensure patients continue therapy long enough to receive the best clinical benefit. Data from the MM-002, MM-003, and MM-010 trials were pooled to further characterize the safety profile of pomalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone and AE management. METHODS: This analysis included 1088 patients who received ≥ 2 prior therapies, including lenalidomide and bortezomib, and progressed ≤ 60 days of last therapy...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501761/improving-the-quality-of-the-intensive-care-follow-up-of-ventilated-patients-during-a-national-registration-program
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P Reper, D Dicker, P Damas, W Aelvoet, L Huyghens, M Haelterman
OBJECTIVES: The Belgian Public Health Organization is concerned with rates of hospital-acquired infections like ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Implementing best practice guidelines for these nosocomial infections has variable success in the literature. This retrospective study was undertaken to see whether implementation of the evidence-based practices as a bundle was feasible, would influence compliance, and could reduce the rates of VAP. STUDY DESIGN: We utilized easily collectable data about regular care to rapidly assess whether interventions already in place were effectively successfully applied...
May 11, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500813/quality-of-case-management-for-pneumonia-and-diarrhea-among-children-seen-at-health-facilities-in-southern-malawi
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Miwako Kobayashi, Dyson Mwandama, Humphreys Nsona, Ruth J Namuyinga, Monica P Shah, Andrew Bauleni, Jodi Vanden Eng, Alexander K Rowe, Don P Mathanga, Laura C Steinhardt
AbstractPneumonia and diarrhea are leading causes of child deaths in Malawi. Guidelines to manage childhood illnesses in resource-poor settings exist, but studies have reported low health-care worker (HCW) adherence to guidelines. We conducted a health facility survey from January to March 2015 to assess HCW management of pneumonia and diarrhea in children < 5 years of age in southern Malawi, and to determine factors associated with case management quality. Descriptive statistics and multivariable logistic regression models examined patient, HCW, and health facility factors associated with recommended pneumonia and diarrhea management, using Malawi's national guidelines as the gold standard...
May 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492126/bacteria-isolated-from-the-airways-of-paediatric-patients-with-bronchiectasis-according-to-hiv-status
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Charl Verwey, Sithembiso Velaphi, Riaz Khan
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of which bacteria are found in the airways of paediatric patients with bronchiectasis unrelated to cystic fibrosis (CF) is important in defining empirical antibiotic guidelines for the treatment of acute infective exacerbations. OBJECTIVE: To describe the bacteria isolated from the airways of children with non-CF bronchiectasis according to their HIV status. METHODS: Records of children with non-CF bronchiectasis who attended the paediatric pulmonology clinic at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa, from April 2011 to March 2013, or were admitted to the hospital during that period, were reviewed...
April 25, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488228/pneumocystis-pneumonia-and-the-rheumatologist-which-patients-are-at-risk-and-how-can-pcp-be-prevented
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REVIEW
Rachel M Wolfe, James E Peacock
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Immunosuppressive therapy for connective tissue diseases (CTDs) is steadily becoming more intense. The resultant impairment in cell-mediated immunity has been accompanied by an increasing risk for opportunistic infection (OI). Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) has been recognized as an OI in patients with CTDs, but specific risk factors and precise indications for PCP prophylaxis remain poorly defined. This review was undertaken to update information on the risk of PCP in patients with CTDs and to examine current guidelines for PCP prophylaxis in this population...
June 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485357/bacteriological-trends-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-patterns-of-clinical-isolates-at-government-cancer-hospital-marathwada
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S Nazneen, K Mukta, C Santosh, A Borde
INTRODUCTION: Preventing and starting early treatment of infections in patients whose immunity system is weak due to malignancies can reduce mortality. Since our hospital is a newly constructed one, this study aimed to determine microbial and antibiotic resistance patterns in clinical samples of patients with cancer at our center to start early treatment before the results of clinical tests are known. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study was carried out in the Department of Microbiology, Government Cancer Hospital during the period from January 2016 to December 2016...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483105/comprehensive-and-individualized-patient-care-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-refining-approaches-to-diagnosis-prognosis-and-treatment
#17
Fernando J Martinez, Kevin R Flaherty
As seen in this CME online activity (available at http://courses.elseviercme.com/chest16/647e), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a specific form of chronic progressive fibrotic lung disease of unknown cause. It is the most common form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia in adults. Its prevalence among US Medicare beneficiaries has more than doubled in the past 14 years. With the approval of two agents that reduce functional decline and disease progression, and the 2015 update of the American Thoracic Society guidelines on the treatment of IPF, the options for appropriate clinical management of the disease have become well defined...
May 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479634/clinical-management-of-children-with-fever-a-cross-sectional-study-of-quality-of-care-in-rural-zambia
#18
Karsten Lunze, Godfrey Biemba, J Joseph Lawrence, William B MacLeod, Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, Kebby Musokotwane, Toyin Ajayi, Simon Mutembo, Chilunga Puta, Duncan Earle, Rick Steketee, Davidson H Hamer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate current practices and standards of evaluation and treatment of childhood febrile illness in Southern Province, Zambia. METHODS: From November to December 2013, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of facilities and health workers and we observed the health workers' interactions with febrile children and their caregivers. The facility survey recorded level of staffing, health services provided by the facility, availability and adequacy of medical equipment, availability of basic drugs and supplies and availability of treatment charts and guidelines...
May 1, 2017: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479139/from-clsi-to-eucast-guidelines-in-the-interpretation-of-antimicrobial-susceptibility-what-is-the-effect-in-our-setting
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Antonia Sánchez-Bautista, Javier Coy, Patricia García-Shimizu, Juan Carlos Rodríguez
INTRODUCTION: Implementation of the breakpoints established in the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) guidelines in comparison with those of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) means that the criteria for interpreting the susceptibility of some antimicrobials have been modified, resulting in changes in the reports of accumulated antibiotic susceptibility. METHODS: The effect of applying EUCAST breakpoints in 10,359 clinical isolates of Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus spp...
May 4, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467437/differences-in-antimicrobial-consumption-prescribing-and-isolation-rate-of-multidrug-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-acinetobacter-baumannii-on-surgical-and-medical-wards
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Vladimir Zivanovic, Ljiljana Gojkovic-Bukarica, Radisav Scepanovic, Teodora Vitorovic, Radmila Novakovic, Nenad Milanov, Zoran Bukumiric, Biljana Carevic, Jasmina Trajkovic, Jovana Rajkovic, Vladimir Djokic
In order to provide guidance data for clinically rational use of an antibiotics consuption, prescribing and prevalence of multidrug resistant (MDR) Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii were monitored on the surgical (S) and medical (M) wards of the University Hospital Center "Dr. Dragisa Misovic-Dedinje" (Belgrade, Serbia), in the study period from 2012 to 2015. Appropriateness of antimicrobial use was evaluated using the Global-Prevalence Survey method designed by the University of Antwerp...
2017: PloS One
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