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REVIEW
Alex Wallace, Hassan Albadawi, Nikasha Patel, Ali Khademhosseini, Yu Shrike Zhang, Sailendra Naidu, Grace Knuttinen, Rahmi Oklu
Central venous catheters (CVCs) are ubiquitous in the healthcare industry and carry two common complications, catheter related infections and occlusion, particularly by thrombus. Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) are an important cause of nosocomial infections that increase patient morbidity, mortality, and hospital cost. Innovative design strategies for intravenous catheters can help reduce these preventable infections. Antimicrobial coatings can play a major role in preventing disease. These coatings can be divided into two major categories: drug eluting and non-drug eluting...
December 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397962/clearance-of-tunneled-central-venous-catheter-associated-blood-stream-infections-in-children
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Maziar M Nourian, Angelina L Schwartz, Austin Stevens, Eric R Scaife, Brian T Bucher
BACKGROUND: The optimal time to reinsert central venous catheters (tCVC) after a documented central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) is unclear. The goal of this study is to identify risk factors for children who develop persistent bacteremia after tCVC removal due to CLABSI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study from a tertiary children's hospital. Children who underwent removal of a tCVC due to CLABSI were included in our analysis. Our primary outcome was persistent bacteremia after tCVC removal defined by a persistently positive blood culture...
December 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373689/central-line-associated-mucor-velutinosus-bloodstream-infection-in-an-immunocompetent-pediatric-patient
#3
Madan Kumar, Barbara Jantausch, Clarivet Torres, Joseph Campos, Adrian Zelazny
We report here the isolation of Mucor velutinosus from multiple blood cultures performed on samples from Broviac catheters and culture of a Broviac insertion-site wound sample from a 6-year-old boy with a history of intestinal failure secondary to chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, parenteral nutrition, and jejunostomy tube dependence. Examination of a slide from the culture revealed the presence of wide nonseptate hyphae with sporangiophores, columella, and chlamydospores. The fungal isolate was sent to the National Institutes of Health for further evaluation and was identified as Mucor velutinosus by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry and genomic sequencing...
January 24, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354756/multifocal-intradural-extramedullary-anaplastic-ependymoma-of-the-spine
#4
Ananya Chakravorty, Ellen Frydenberg, Tint Tint Shein, John Ly, Peter Earls, Timothy Steel
Ependymomas are neuroectodermal tumours arising from the ependymal lining of the ventricles and central canal of the spinal cord. Intradural extramedullary (IDEM) ependymomas which are multifocal, and/or anaplastic (WHO grade III) at presentation are exceedingly rare. We present the second case of multifocal anaplastic IDEM ependymoma in the literature. A 47-year old female presented with left gluteal and thigh pain radiating to the groin associated with paraesthesiae. She had a normal neurological examination...
December 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331162/unnecessary-removal-of-central-venous-catheters-in-cancer-patients-with-bloodstream-infections
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Anne Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Sammy Raad, Ying Jiang, Elizabeth Natividad, Patrick Chaftari, Issam Raad
We evaluated the rate of central venous catheter (CVC) removal in 283 cancer patients with bloodstream infections (BSIs). Removal of CVCs occurred unnecessarily in 57% of patients with non-central-line-associated BSI (non-CLABSI), which was equivalent to the rate of CVC removal in patients with CLABSIs. Physician education and safe interventions to salvage the vascular access are warranted. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:222-225.
February 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290480/cleaning-the-air-with-ultraviolet-germicidal-irradiation-lessened-contact-infections-in-a-long-term-acute-care-hospital
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Tina Ethington, Sherry Newsome, Jerri Waugh, Linda D Lee
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to determine whether removing bacteria from the air with ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UV-C) at the room level would reduce infection rates. METHODS: We reviewed infection data for 12 months before and after UV-C installation in the special care unit (SCU) of a long-term acute care hospital. All patients admitted to the SCU during the study time frame were included. Microbiologic impactor air sampling was completed in August 2015...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280119/-efficacy-of-altemeier-procedure-in-the-treatment-of-rectal-prolapse
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Yonglei Cao, Yan Zhou, Congqing Jiang, Guiyi Yang, Hui Song, Lvfeng Liu, Xu Ai, Jing Zhong, Zhilin Gong, Jianhua Ding, Wei Fu, Qun Qian
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of the perineal rectosigmoidectomy (Altemeier procedure) in the treatment of full thickness rectal prolapse. METHODS: Clinical and follow-up data of 52 patients with full thickness rectal prolapse undergoing Altemeier procedure in 9 hospitals from September 2010 to July 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Of which 38 cases were from Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, 1 case from Suizhou Central Hospital of Hubei province, 1 case from Jingzhou Second People's Hospital of Hubei province, 3 cases from Wuxue First People's Hospital of Hubei province, 1 case from Jingmen First People's Hospital of Hubei province, 1 case from Tuanfeng County Hospital of Hubei province, 4 cases from Jingzhou Central Hospital of Hubei province, 2 from PLA Rocket Army General Hospital, 1 case from the Affiliated Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University in Jiangsu province...
December 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232822/microglia-m2a-polarization-as-potential-link-between-food-allergy-and-autism-spectrum-disorders
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REVIEW
Hans O Kalkman, Dominik Feuerbach
Atopic diseases are frequently co-morbid with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Allergic responses are associated with an activation of mast cells, innate lymphoid cells, and Th2 cells. These cells produce type-2 cytokines (IL4 and IL13), which stimulate microglia and macrophages to adopt a phenotype referred to as 'alternative activation' or 'M2A'. M2A-polarized macrophages and microglia play a physiological role in tissue repair by secreting growth factors such as brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and insulin-like growth factor-1...
December 9, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202854/neuronal-ccl2-expression-drives-inflammatory-monocyte-infiltration-into-the-brain-during-acute-virus-infection
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Charles L Howe, Reghann G LaFrance-Corey, Emma N Goddery, Renee K Johnson, Kanish Mirchia
BACKGROUND: Viral encephalitis is a dangerous compromise between the need to robustly clear pathogen from the brain and the need to protect neurons from bystander injury. Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV) infection of C57Bl/6 mice is a model of viral encephalitis in which the compromise results in hippocampal damage and permanent neurological sequelae. We previously identified brain-infiltrating inflammatory monocytes as the primary driver of this hippocampal pathology, but the mechanisms involved in recruiting these cells to the brain were unclear...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198897/the-idle-central-venous-catheter-in-the-nicu-when-should-it-be-removed
#10
Cristen N Litz, Jordan G Tropf, Paul D Danielson, Nicole M Chandler
PURPOSE: There is debate regarding the optimal timing of central line removal in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The purpose was to evaluate outcomes of idle peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and tunneled central venous catheters (TCVCs) and determine the incidence of line-related infections and replacements. METHODS: Patients in the NICU with T-CVCs placed between 11/2008 and 8/2015 (n=134) or PICCs placed between 7/2013 and 10/2015 (n=467) were included...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188069/simultaneous-isolation-of-chryseobacterium-gleum-from-bloodstream-and-respiratory-tract-first-case-report-from-india
#11
Vidhi Jain, Nayani Amrin Fatema Afzal Hussain, Tasneem Siddiqui, Chinmoy Sahu, Malay Ghar, Kashi Nath Prasad
Introduction. Species of the genus Chryseobacterium are emerging healthcare-associated pathogens, often colonizing the hospital environment. There are no clear guidelines available for antimicrobial susceptibility of this organism. In this report we present the first case, to our knowledge, of simultaneous central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) due to Chryseobacterium gleum from India. Case presentation. A 62 years old man with a history of a road traffic accident 1 month previously was referred to our center for further management...
October 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187217/the-effects-of-care-bundles-on-patient-outcomes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Jacqueline F Lavallée, Trish A Gray, Jo Dumville, Wanda Russell, Nicky Cullum
BACKGROUND: Care bundles are a set of three to five evidence-informed practices performed collectively and reliably to improve the quality of care. Care bundles are used widely across healthcare settings with the aim of preventing and managing different health conditions. This is the first systematic review designed to determine the effects of care bundles on patient outcomes and the behaviour of healthcare workers in relation to fidelity with care bundles. METHODS: This systematic review is reported in line with the PRISMA statement for reporting systematic reviews and meta-analyses...
November 29, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175892/interrupted-versus-continuous-suturing-for-vesicourethral-anastomosis-during-radical-prostatectomy-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Karl Friedrich Kowalewski, Christian Tapking, Svetlana Hetjens, Felix Nickel, Philipp Mandel, Manuel Ritter, Maximilian Christian Kriegmair
INTRODUCTION: Radical prostatectomy is the mainstay of treatment for prostate cancer. The vesicourethral anastomosis is a critical step, which most likely impacts urinary continence and urethral stenosis. To date, it still remains unclear whether interrupted and continuous suturing for the anastomosis have different outcomes. Therefore, the aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to compare different suture techniques for vesicourethral anastomosis in terms of surgical and functional parameters...
November 25, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168359/the-effects-of-routine-administration-of-probiotics-on-the-length-of-central-venous-line-usage-in-extremely-premature-infants
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Nitin Rajput, Julia Filipovska, Michael Hewson
Rajput N, Filipovska J, Hewson M. The effects of routine administration of probiotics on the length of central venous line usage in extremely premature infants. Turk J Pediatr 2017; 59: 20-27. The objective of this study was to determine whether the routine use of probiotics was associated with earlier removal of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines in extremely premature infants born ≤28 weeks' gestation. This study was a retrospective, observational, cohort study in infants born ≤28 weeks gestation in the 2 years before [No Probiotic Group (NPG)] and after [Probiotic Group (PG)] the commencement of the routine use of probiotics (lnfloran®) in a large tertiary neonatal intensive care unit in the North Island of New Zealand...
2017: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161327/thallium-stimulates-ethanol-production-in-immortalized-hippocampal-neurons
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Laura Colombaioni, Massimo Onor, Edoardo Benedetti, Emilia Bramanti
Lactate and ethanol (EtOH) were determined in cell culture medium (CCM) of immortalized hippocampal neurons (HN9.10e cell line) before and after incubation with Thallium (Tl). This cell line is a reliable, in vitro model of one of the most vulnerable regions of central nervous system. Cells were incubated for 48 h with three different single Tl doses: 1, 10, 100 μg/L (corresponding to 4.9, 49 and 490 nM, respectively). After 48 h, neurons were "reperfused" with fresh CCM every 24/48 h until 7 days after the treatment and the removed CCM was collected and analysed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156852/risk-factors-for-recurrent-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
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Rana İşgüder, İlker Devrim, Gökhan Ceylan, Ahu Kara, Gamze Gülfidan, Hasan Ağın
Background/aim: It is recommended that a central venous catheter (CVC) be removed if central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) has been diagnosed. The objective of this retrospective study was to evaluate the risk factors for recurrent CLABSI in reinserted catheters in a pediatric intensive care unit. Materials and methods: Patients with recurrent and nonrecurrent CLABSI were compared in terms of the catheter exchange interval, the interval between negative blood culture and reinsertion of the CVC, and the pre-/reinsertion treatment duration...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155336/evaluation-of-the-combined-effect-of-nir-laser-and-ionizing-radiation-on-cellular-damages-induced-by-iudr-loaded-plga-coated-nano-graphene-oxide
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Samira Kargar, Samideh Khoei, Sepideh Khoee, Sakine Shirvalilou, Seied Rabi Mahdavi
Glioma is one of the most common malignant cancers of the central nervous system (CNS). Radiatherapy and chemotherapy may be used to slow the growth of tumors that cannot be removed with surgery. The current study developed a combination therapy tool using Nanographene oxide (NGO) functionalized with poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) as a carrier of 5-iodo-2-deoxyuridine (IUdR) for glioma cancer treatment. U87MG cells were treated in different groups with IUdR, PLGA-coated Nanographene oxide (PLGA-NGO), IUdR-loaded PLGA-coated Nanographene oxide (IUdR-PLGA-NGO), 2Gy 6MV X-ray radiation, and near-infrared region (NIR) laser radiation...
November 16, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154382/review-of-strategies-to-reduce-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-clabsi-and-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-cauti-in-adult-icus
#18
Payal K Patel, Ashwin Gupta, Valerie M Vaughn, Jason D Mann, Jessica M Ameling, Jennifer Meddings
Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) are costly and morbid. Despite evidence-based guidelines, Some intensive care units (ICUs) continue to have elevated infection rates. In October 2015, we performed a systematic search of the peer-reviewed literature within the PubMed and Cochrane databases for interventions to reduce CLABSI and/or CAUTI in adult ICUs and synthesized findings using a narrative review process. The interventions were categorized using a conceptual model, with stages applicable to both CAUTI and CLABSI prevention: (stage 0) avoid catheter if possible, (stage 1) ensure aseptic placement, (stage 2) maintain awareness and proper care of catheters in place, and (stage 3) promptly remove unnecessary catheters...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106565/optimum-position-of-transthoracic-intracardiac-line-following-cardiac-surgery
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T K Susheel Kumar, Saradha Subramanian, James Benjamin Tansey, Mayte Figueroa, David Zurakowski, Jerry Allen, Samir Shah, Anna Brauninger, Lindsey Bird, Mohammed Ali, Christopher J Knott-Craig
OBJECTIVES: The transthoracic intracardiac line placed in the right atrium provides a convenient access to the central venous system following cardiac surgery. However, it is associated with risks such as migration and bleeding. We conducted a retrospective study to determine whether position of transthoracic line with respect to site of exit from the chest makes a difference in the rate of complications. METHODS: All infants receiving a transthoracic intracardiac line in the right atrium following cardiac surgery between June 2012 and December 2015 were part of the study...
July 4, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099537/use-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheters-piccs-in-children-receiving-autologous-or-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Stefano Benvenuti, Rosanna Ceresoli, Giovanni Boroni, Filippo Parolini, Fulvio Porta, Daniele Alberti
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our study was to present our experience with the use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in pediatric patients receiving autologous or allogenic blood stem-cell transplantation. The insertion of the device in older children does not require general anesthesia and does not require a surgical procedure. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2017, 13 PICCs were inserted as a central venous device in 11 pediatric patients submitted to 14 autologous or allogeneic stem-cell transplantation, at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of the Children's Hospital of Brescia...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
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