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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887754/meticillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-acquisition-risk-in-an-endemic-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-with-an-active-surveillance-culture-and-decolonization-programme
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R Pierce, J Lessler, V O Popoola, A M Milstone
BACKGROUND: Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a leading cause of healthcare-associated infection in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Decolonization may eliminate bacterial reservoirs that drive MRSA transmission. AIM: To measure the association between colonization pressure from decolonized and non-decolonized neonates and MRSA acquisition to inform use of this strategy for control of endemic MRSA. METHODS: An eight-year retrospective cohort study was conducted in a level-4 NICU that used active surveillance cultures and decolonization for MRSA control...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856080/decolonization-of-staphylococcus-aureus-carriage-in-2016
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REVIEW
E Botelho-Nevers, J Gagnaire, P O Verhoeven, C Cazorla, F Grattard, B Pozzetto, P Berthelot, F Lucht
Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization is a well-known independent risk factor for infection caused by this bacterium. Screening and decolonization of carriers have been proven effective in reducing S. aureus infections in some populations. However, a gap remains between what has been proven effective and what is currently done. We aimed to summarize recommendations and current knowledge of S. aureus decolonization to answer the following questions: Why? For whom? How? When? And what are the perspectives?...
November 14, 2016: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836508/impact-of-probiotics-for-reducing-infections-in-veterans-improve-study-protocol-for-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-to-reduce-carriage-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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Shoshannah Eggers, Anna Barker, Susan Valentine, Timothy Hess, Megan Duster, Nasia Safdar
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is an organism of great public health importance, causing 20,000 deaths annually. Decolonization of patients with S. aureus may prevent infections, yet current options are limited to antimicrobials that promote antibiotic resistance and can cause adverse side effects. Probiotics have potential to reduce colonization of pathogenic bacteria, representing a promising alternative for S. aureus decolonization, but thus far lack rigorous evaluation...
November 9, 2016: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832042/prior-staphylococcus-aureus-nasal-colonization-a-risk-factor-for-surgical-site-infections-following-decolonization
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Nicholas Ramos, Anna Stachel, Michael Phillips, Jonathan Vigdorchik, James Slover, Joseph A Bosco
INTRODUCTION: Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) decolonization regimens are being used to mitigate the risk of surgical site infection (SSI). However, their efficacy is controversial, with mixed results reported in the literature. METHODS: Before undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA), total hip arthroplasty (THA), or spinal fusion, 13,828 consecutive patients were screened for nasal S aureus and underwent a preoperative decolonization regimen. Infection rates of colonized and noncolonized patients were compared using unadjusted logistic regression...
December 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828836/the-impact-of-a-universal-decolonization-protocol-on-hospital-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-a-burn-population
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Arthur T Johnson, Rachel M Nygaard, Ellie M Cohen, Ryan M Fey, Anne Lambert Wagner
Hospital-acquired (HA) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a leading cause of HA infections and a significant concern for burn centers. The use of 2% chlorhexidine-impregnated wipes and nasal mupirocin significantly decreases the rate of HA-MRSA in adult intensive care units. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of universal decolonization on the rate of MRSA conversion in an American Burn Association verified adult and pediatric burn center. Universal decolonization protocol consisting of daily chlorhexidine baths and a 5-day course of nasal mupirocin was implemented in the burn unit...
November 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823845/decreased-hospital-costs-and-surgical-site-infection-incidence-with-a-universal-decolonization-protocol-in-primary-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Jeffrey B Stambough, Denis Nam, David K Warren, James A Keeney, John C Clohisy, Robert L Barrack, Ryan M Nunley
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus colonization has been identified as a key modifiable risk factor in the reduction of surgical site infections (SSI) related to elective total joint arthroplasty (TJA). We investigated the incidence of SSIs and cost-effectiveness of a universal decolonization protocol without screening consisting of nasal mupirocin and chlorhexidine before elective TJA compared to a program in which all subjects were screened for S aureus and selectively treated if positive...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820584/ca-mrsa-decolonization-strategies-do-they-reduce-recurrence-rate
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Joling Tidwell, Lisa Kirk, Tim Luttrell, Caitlin A Pike
BACKGROUND: Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus commonly presents as a skin and soft tissue infection. Recurrence of the infection is common even after incision and drainage of the affected area. OBJECTIVE: This Evidence-Based Report Card reviews whether decolonization strategies will reduce the rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection (MRSA-SSTI) recurrence or colonization in patients with a history of MRSA-SSTI...
November 2016: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816144/prevention-and-control-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-acute-care-settings
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REVIEW
Andie S Lee, Benedikt Huttner, Stephan Harbarth
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a leading cause of health care-associated infections worldwide. Controversies with regard to the effectiveness of various MRSA control strategies have contributed to varying approaches to the control of this pathogen in different settings. However, new evidence from large-scale studies has emerged, particularly with regards to MRSA screening and decolonization strategies, which will inform future control practices. The implementation as well as outcomes of control measures in the real world is not only influenced by scientific evidence but also depends on economic, administrative, governmental, and political influences...
December 2016: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812649/a-randomized-clinical-trial-on-the-effectiveness-of-a-symbiotic-product-to-decolonize-patients-harboring-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli
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Mariana Correa Coelho Salomão, Mário Augusto Heluany-Filho, Mayra Gonçalves Menegueti, Marlieke Elizabeth Adriana De Kraker, Roberto Martinez, Fernando Bellissimo-Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a symbiotic product to decolonize the intestinal tract of patients harboring multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacilli and to prevent nosocomial infections. METHODS: This was a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, conducted in a tertiary-care university hospital. All adult hospitalized patients with a positive clinical culture and a positive rectal swab for any MDR Gram-negative bacilli were potentially eligible...
September 2016: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790966/epidemiology-and-microbiological-characterization-of-clinical-isolates-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-a-single-healthcare-region-of-the-uk-2015
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C Horner, L Utsi, L Coole, M Denton
We investigated the epidemiology and characterization of isolates of Staphylococcus aureus within the Yorkshire and Humber (YH) region in the UK. In July 2015, each laboratory within YH (n = 14) was assigned two consecutive days during which all clinical isolates of S. aureus were collected. Isolates were tested for antibiotic susceptibilities and the presence of genes encoding methicillin resistance (mecA and mecC), Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) (lukS-PV), and efflux-mediated chlorhexidine resistance (qacA); isolates were also characterized by spa-types...
October 28, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768942/decolonization-and-life-expectancy-in-the-caribbean
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Soraya P A Verstraeten, Hans A M van Oers, Johan P Mackenbach
Decolonization has brought political independence to half the Caribbean states in the last half of the 20th century, while the other states remain affiliated. Previous studies suggested a beneficial impact of affiliated status on population health, which may be mediated by more favorable economic development. We assessed how disparities in life expectancy between currently sovereign and affiliated states developed over time, whether decolonization coincided with changes in life expectancy, and whether decolonization coincided with similar changes in GDP per capita...
September 28, 2016: Social Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766376/-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-in-the-intensive-care-unit-reasonable-measures-for-prevention
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R Fussen, S Lemmen
Multidrug resistant (MDR) bacteria present an increasing threat for intensive care patients. Whereas colonization of intensive care patients with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in German ICUs has remained at a constant level in recent years and therapeutic options have improved, colonization and infections with MDR gram-negative bacteria and vancomycin-resistant enterococci are increasing year by year. Only a few or even no therapeutic options remain for the treatment of these bacteria...
October 20, 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744506/staphylococcus-aureus-associated-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-anatomical-localization-epidemiology-therapy-and-potential-prophylaxis
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Reuben Olaniyi, Clarissa Pozzi, Luca Grimaldi, Fabio Bagnoli
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are among the most common infections worldwide. They range in severity from minor, self-limiting, superficial infections to life-threatening diseases requiring all the resources of modern medicine. Community (CA) and healthcare (HA) acquired SSTIs are most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus . They have variable presentations ranging from impetigo and folliculitis to surgical site infections (SSIs). Superficial SSTIs may lead to even more invasive infections such as bacteraemia and osteomyelitis...
October 16, 2016: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715303/at-the-roots-of-the-world-health-organization-s-challenges-politics-and-regionalization
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Elizabeth Fee, Marcu Cueto, Theodore M Brown
The World Health Organization's (WHO's) leadership challenges can be traced to its first decades of existence. Central to its governance and practice is regionalization: the division of its member countries into regions, each representing 1 geographical or cultural area. The particular composition of each region has varied over time-reflecting political divisions and especially decolonization. Currently, the 194 member countries belong to 6 regions: the Americas (35 countries), Europe (53 countries), the Eastern Mediterranean (21 countries), South-East Asia (11 countries), the Western Pacific (27 countries), and Africa (47 countries)...
November 2016: American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703993/household-clustering-of-escherichia-coli-sequence-type-131-clinical-and-fecal-isolates-according-to-whole-genome-sequence-analysis
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James R Johnson, Gregg Davis, Connie Clabots, Brian D Johnston, Stephen Porter, Chitrita DebRoy, William Pomputius, Peter T Ender, Michael Cooperstock, Billie Savvas Slater, Ritu Banerjee, Sybille Miller, Dagmara Kisiela, Evgeni V Sokurenko, Maliha Aziz, Lance B Price
Background.  Within-household sharing of strains from the resistance-associated H30R1 and H30Rx subclones of Escherichia coli sequence type 131 (ST131) has been inferred based on conventional typing data, but it has been assessed minimally using whole genome sequence (WGS) analysis. Methods.  Thirty-three clinical and fecal isolates of ST131-H30R1 and ST131-H30Rx, from 20 humans and pets in 6 households, underwent WGS analysis for comparison with 52 published ST131 genomes. Phylogenetic relationships were inferred using a bootstrapped maximum likelihood tree based on core genome sequence polymorphisms...
September 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688877/identifying%C3%A2-conditions-for-elimination-and-epidemic-potential-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-nursing-homes
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Nataliya G Batina, Christopher J Crnich, David F Anderson, Dörte Döpfer
BACKGROUND: Residents of nursing homes are commonly colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) but there is a limited understanding of the dynamics and determinants of spread in this setting. To address this gap, we sought to use mathematical modeling to assess the epidemic potential of MRSA in nursing homes and to determine conditions under which non-USA300 and USA300 MRSA could be eliminated or reduced in the facilities. METHODS: Model parameters were estimated from data generated during a longitudinal study of MRSA in 6 Wisconsin nursing homes...
2016: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671074/topical-decolonization-does-not-eradicate-the-skin-microbiota-of-community-dwelling-or-hospitalized-adults
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C A Burnham, Patrick G Hogan, Meghan A Wallace, Elena Deych, William Shannon, David K Warren, Stephanie A Fritz
Topical antimicrobials are often employed for decolonization and infection prevention and may alter the endogenous microbiota of the skin. The objective of this study was to compare the microbial community, richness, and diversity in community-dwelling subjects and intensive care unit (ICU) patients before and after the use of topical decolonization protocols. We enrolled 15 adults at risk for Staphylococcus aureus infection. Community subjects (n=8) underwent a 5-day decolonization protocol (twice daily intranasal mupirocin and daily dilute bleach water baths) and ICU patients (n=7) received daily chlorhexidine baths...
September 26, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659019/what-touched-your-heart-collaborative-story-analysis-emerging-from-an-aps%C3%A3-alooke-cultural-context
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John Hallett, Suzanne Held, Alma Knows His Gun McCormick, Vanessa Simonds, Sloane Real Bird, Christine Martin, Colleen Simpson, Mark Schure, Nicole Turnsplenty, Coleen Trottier
Community-based participatory research and decolonizing research share some recommendations for best practices for conducting research. One commonality is partnering on all stages of research; co-developing methods of data analysis is one stage with a deficit of partnering examples. We present a novel community-based and developed method for analyzing qualitative data within an Indigenous health study and explain incompatibilities of existing methods for our purposes and community needs. We describe how we explored available literature, received counsel from community Elders and experts in the field, and collaboratively developed a data analysis method consonant with community values...
September 21, 2016: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635485/the-building-case-for-chlorhexidine-decolonization-in-the-prevention-of-healthcare-associated-infections
#19
Joseph M Swanson
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October 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27584589/advances-in-prevention-and-treatment-of-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-infection
#20
Heather Isenman, Dale Fisher
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews data, particularly from the last 2 years, addressing the prevention and treatment of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE). We focus on infection control, particularly active screening, use of contact precautions as well as pharmacologic options for therapy. This is timely given the evolving priorities in efforts towards the prevention and treatment of multidrug-resistant organisms globally. RECENT FINDINGS: Key findings include new data regarding the impact of contact precautions on the incidence of VRE colonization and bloodstream infection, new laboratory screening methods, and novel decolonization strategies and treatments...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
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