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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330406/adjuvant-role-of-septifast-to-improve-the-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-a-large-cohort-of-hematological-patients
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Raffaella Greco, Maria Chiara Barbanti, Nicasio Mancini, Lara Crucitti, Chiara Oltolini, Alessandra Forcina, Francesca Lorentino, Luca Vago, Carlo Messina, Daniela Clerici, Mara Morelli, Fabio Giglio, Maria Teresa Lupo Stanghellini, Laura Infurnari, Matteo G Carrabba, Sarah Marktel, Andrea Assanelli, Paolo Scarpellini, Massimo Bernardi, Jacopo Peccatori, Consuelo Corti, Massimo Clementi, Fabio Ciceri
Febrile neutropenia and sepsis are common and life-threatening complications in hematological diseases. This study was performed retrospectively in 514 patients treated for febrile neutropenia at our institute, to investigate the clinical usefulness of a molecular tool, LightCycler® SeptiFast test (SF), to promptly recognize pathogens causing sepsis in hematological patients. We collected 1837 blood samples of 514 consecutive hematological patients. The time of processing is short. Overall, 757 microorganisms in 663 episodes were detected by molecular test and standard blood cultures (BC): 73...
January 12, 2018: Bone Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299886/risk-factors-of-infectious-complications-after-flexible-uretero-renoscopy-with-laser-lithotripsy
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Cagri Senocak, Cihat Ozcan, Tolga Sahin, Gulden Yilmaz, Ekrem Ozyuvali, Selcuk Sarikaya, Berkan Resorlu, Ural Oguz, Omer Faruk Bozkurt, Ali Unsal, Oztug Adsan
PURPOSE: To determine the perioperative risk factors for postoperative infections among patients undergoing flexible uretero-renoscopy with laser lithotripsy (FURSLL). In addition, the resistance patterns of pathogens isolated from positive preoperative urine cultures were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from 492 consecutive patients who had undergone FURSLL for stone disease in our department. Postoperative infection was defined as fever (? 38°C) with pyuria (? 10 white blood cells per high power field), or systemic inflammatory response syndrome, or sepsis...
January 4, 2018: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284278/implementation-and-evaluation-of-the-early-onset-sepsis-risk-calculator-in-a-high-risk-university-nursery
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Jessica B Beavers, Shasha Bai, Jennifer Perry, Jordan Simpson, Sara Peeples
There is growing interest in the Kaiser early-onset sepsis (EOS) risk calculator though institutions are hesitant to deviate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and implement this in their hospitals. We describe the process of implementing routine use of the risk calculator in term and late preterm newborns delivered to mothers with chorioamnionitis in a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). A retrospective chart review of infants delivered to mothers with chorioamnionitis from 2011 to 2014 was performed...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276602/the-eyes-have-it-an-unusual-case-of-escherichia-coli-ophthalmia-neonatorum-or-a-shifting-landscape
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Walid Mounir Maalouli, Michael Barclay Pitt
Despite dramatic declines in the incidence of ophthalmia neonatorum with universal prophylaxis, it remains a clinically important cause of eye disease in newborns. While clear guidelines exist for the treatment of the historically primary agents of ophthalmia neonatorum (Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae), it is less clear how to manage newborns with conjunctivitis secondary to other bacterial organisms, particularly those also frequently implicated in neonatal sepsis. We present the case of a 3-day-old well-appearing term infant with unilateral purulent conjunctivitis...
2017: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276032/the-utility-of-presepsin-in-diagnosis-and-risk-stratification-for-the-emergency-patients-with-sepsis
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Bin Lu, Yan Zhang, Chen Li, Chenyan Liu, Ying Yao, Minghuan Su, Songtao Shou
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the value of presepsin in diagnosis and risk stratification of septic patients in emergency department, and investigate the utility in differentiation of gram-positive and gram-negative bacterial infection. METHODS: We enrolled 72 patients with sepsis and 23 nonbacterial patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) who were admitted to the emergency department of Tianjin Medical University General Hospital. Meanwhile, 20 healthy volunteers were included...
December 20, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242228/bmscs-ameliorate-septic-coagulopathy-through-suppressing-inflammation-in-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-induced-sepsis
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Shunyao Xu, Zhen Zhou, Hao Li, Ziying Liu, Xiaojun Pan, Fen Wang, Yueyue Huang, Xiaogang Li, Yunbei Xiao, Jingye Pan, Cong Wang, Dequan Li
Sepsis is an aggressive and life-threatening systemic inflammatory response with a high mortality. Inflammation and coagulation play crucial roles in the pathogenesis of sepsis in a mutually promoting manner. Unlike other single-target molecular therapies that have no obvious effects on clinical sepsis, the bone marrow stromal cell (BMSC) therapy offers a broader spectrum of activities ranging from immune and inflammation suppression to tissue regeneration. In this report, we demonstrated that BMSC injection attenuated the septic coagulopathy...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238639/the-use-of-vacuum-dressings-for-dead-space-management-in-deep-surgical-site-infections-allows-implant-and-bone-graft-retention
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James P Watt, Robert N Dunn
Study Design: Retrospective, descriptive study. Objectives: Managing early surgical site infection following elective lumbar spine surgery remains a challenge with controversy regarding retention of instrumentation and bone graft. Wound closure may also pose considerable challenges. We aim to report on our method of managing deep surgical site infections complicating elective spine surgery with surgeon assembled deep vacuum dressings. Identification of causative organisms with their sensitivities was a secondary objective...
December 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238480/maternal-recto-vaginal-colonization-in-term-and-preterm-deliveries
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Mostafa Javanian, Zahra Akbarian Rad, Mohsen Haghshenas Mojaveri, Azita Ghanbarpour Shiadeh, Soheil Ebrahimpour
Background and aim: Maternal recto-vaginal organisms are the main cause of early-onset sepsis in neonates. The aim of this study was to determine the most common organisms and compare maternal recto-vaginal colonization in term and preterm delivery. Methods: This cross-sectional study was done from October 2014 through October 2016 among participants referred to Ayatollah Rouhani Hospital in Babol, Northern Iran. All pregnant women within gestational age (GA) ≥ 26 weeks and labor pain were included in this study...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233782/expression-of-superantigens-and-the-agr-system-in-staphylococcus-epidermidis
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Valéria Cataneli Pereira, Luiza Pinheiro, Adilson Oliveira, Katheryne Martins, Danilo Riboli, Maria de Lourdes Cunha
Infections with coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS) can involve the production of toxins such as superantigens, which contribute to tissue degradation and inflammatory immune responses. The accessory gene regulator (agr) quorum sensing system coordinates the expression of most S. aureus virulence factors. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the expression of these superantigens and the presence of the agr locus in CoNS strains isolated from blood cultures. PCR was used to detect enterotoxin and agr genes and expression was analyzed by RT-PCR...
December 9, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225798/30-day-readmission-antibiotics-costs-and-costs-of-delay-to-adequate-treatment-of-enterobacteriaceae-uti-pneumonia-and-sepsis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Marya D Zilberberg, Brian H Nathanson, Kate Sulham, Weihong Fan, Andrew F Shorr
Background: Enterobacteriaceae are common pathogens in pneumonia, sepsis and urinary tract infection (UTI). Though rare, carbapenem resistance (CRE) among these organisms complicates efforts to ensure adequate empiric antimicrobial therapy. In turn this negatively impacts such outcomes as mortality and hospital costs. We explored proportion of total costs represented by antibiotics, 30-day readmission rates, and per-day costs of inadequate antimicrobial coverage among patients with Enterobacteriaceae pneumonia, sepsis and/or UTI in the context of inappropriate (IET) vs...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220754/association-of-high-mortality-with-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-esbl-positive-cultures-in-community-acquired-infections
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Sumit Ray, Dimple Anand, Sankalp Purwar, Arijit Samanta, Kaustubh V Upadhye, Prasoon Gupta, Debashis Dhar
PURPOSE: Infections due to multidrug resistant organisms have become a serious health concern worldwide. The present study was conducted to investigate the spectrum of microbial resistance pattern in the community and their effects on mortality. METHODS: A retrospective review and analysis of prospectively collected data was done of all patients admitted with diagnosis of sepsis in two tertiary care ICU's for a period of two years. Demographics, culture positivity, microbial spectrum, resistance pattern and outcome data were collected...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208882/thrombocytopenia-in-late-onset-neonatal-sepsis-and-its-relationship-with-specific-organism-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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F Ahmed, A Y Raj, L N Begum
Late onset neonatal sepsis (LONS) is a common complication in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) especially in premature infants, in whom the clinical presentation can be subtle and nonspecific. Thrombocytopenia is an important complication of sepsis. The objective of the present study was to identify the organism-speci?c platelet response in neonate with culture proven LONS. In this retrospective study all the infants with blood culture positive LONS in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Square Hospitals Ltd...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208666/epidemiology-of-uk-neonatal-infections-the-neonin-infection-surveillance-network
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Benjamin Cailes, Christina Kortsalioudaki, Jim Buttery, Santosh Pattnayak, Anne Greenough, Jean Matthes, Alison Bedford Russell, Nigel Kennea, Paul T Heath
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of neonatal infection over the past decade in UK neonatal units. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected infection surveillance network data from 2005 to 2014. SETTING: 30 neonatal units in the UK. PATIENTS: Newborns on participating neonatal units who had a positive blood, cerebrospinal fluid or urine culture and were treated with at least 5 days of appropriate antibiotics...
December 5, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205640/presepsin-as-a-predictor-of-positive-blood-culture-among-newborns-suspected-sepsis
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Yukihide Miyosawa, Yohei Akazawa, Motoko Kamiya, Chizuko Nakamura, Yusuke Takeuchi, Mai Kusakari, Tomohiko Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Although the incidence of neonatal sepsis is decreasing, neonatal sepsis remains a severe life-threatening disease. No current biochemical marker can provide perfect diagnostic accuracy for neonatal sepsis. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the accuracy of presepsin (P-SEP) as a novel biomarker of bacterial infection for neonatal sepsis diagnosis. METHODS: We prospectively studied newborns with sepsis (sepsis group n=13) during the first 30 days after birth and compared them with control preterm newborns (control group n=18)...
December 5, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201522/clinical-effect-of-discordance-in-empirical-treatment-of-cases-with-urinary-tract-infection-accompanied-by-bacteremia
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İlyas Dökmetaş, Aziz Ahmad Hamidi, Mehmet Emin Bulut, Sinan Çetin, Ahsen Öncül, Nuray Uzun
Objective: It has been shown in previous studies that inadequate empirical treatment is associated with mortality in a variety of infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria. In this study, the clinical effect of discordance in empirical treatment was investigated in patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) accompanied by bacteremia. Material and methods: We retrospectively reviewed the files of adult (>18 years old) patients who were diagnosed with UTI in our clinic between January 2014 and December 2015...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193166/multiplex-identification-of-sepsis-causing-gram-negative-pathogens-from-the-plasma-of-infected-blood
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Boram Chung, Chulmin Park, Sung-Yeon Cho, Juyoun Shin, Sun Shin, Seon-Hee Yim, Dong-Gun Lee, Yeun-Jung Chung
Early and accurate detection of bacterial pathogens in the blood is the most crucial step for sepsis management. Gram-negative bacteria are the most common organisms causing severe sepsis and responsible for high morbidity and mortality. We aimed to develop a method for rapid multiplex identification of clinically important Gram-negative pathogens and also validated whether our system can identify Gram-negative pathogens with the cell-free plasm DNA from infected blood. We designed five MLPA probe sets targeting the genes specific to major Gram-negative pathogens (uidA and lacY for E...
November 28, 2017: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187254/acute-disseminated-melioidosis-giving-rise-to-pneumonia-and-renal-abscesses-complicated-with-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-a-post-partum-woman-a-case-report
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Piyumi Sachindra Alwis Wijewickrama, Rohini Weerakoon
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is an established endemic infection in Sri Lanka, caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, a gram negative bacterium distributed in saprophytes in soil and surface water. Main mode of transmission is via percutaneous inoculation. Pneumonia is the most common presentation in acute disease. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 33 year old previously healthy Sinhalese female with an occupational exposure to surface water in paddy fields, who was on postpartum day 6 following an uncomplicated pregnancy and delivery via an elective caesarian section...
November 29, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158076/microcirculation-and-red-cell-transfusion-in-patients-with-sepsis
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Øystein Wendelbo, Tor Hervig, Oddbjørn Haugen, Jerard Seghatchian, Håkon Reikvam
Early identification of sepsis followed by diagnostic blood cultures and prompt administration of appropriate intravenous antibiotics covering all likely pathogen remains the corner stone in the initial management of sepsis. Source control, obtained by harvesting microbiological cultures and removal or drainage of the infected foci, is mandatory. However, optimization of hemodynamically unstable patients including volume support supplemented with vasopressor, inotropic and transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) in case of persistent hypoperfusion have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality...
November 10, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153062/-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-lightcycler%C3%A2-septifast-assay-in-the-childhood-febrile-neutropenia
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Esra Mimaroğlu, Elvan Çağlar Çıtak, Necdet Kuyucu, Gönül Arslan
Infection is the main problem among the patients receiving cancer therapy. The mortality rate can be reduced by the appropriate treatment in the right time. Although blood culture is the gold standard for the diagnoses of sepsis, many factors influence the results of blood culture in children. For this reason, real time polymerase chain reaction (Rt-PCR) has gained importance for the diagnoses of microbiological agents as it is faster than the conventional methods. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of SeptiFast (SF) test with blood culture among children with neutropenic fever...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144965/role-of-serum-1-3%C3%AE-d-glucan-assay-in-early-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Abd Elazeez Shabaan, Lobna Mahmoud Elbaz, Wafaa M El-Emshaty, Basma Shouman
OBJECTIVES: To study the microbiological pattern of late onset neonatal sepsis cultures and to assess the diagnostic performance of serum (1,3)-β-d-glucan level for early diagnosis of invasive fungemia in high-risk infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: A prospective multicenter clinical trial conducted on infants at high risk for invasive fungal infections, with suspected late onset sepsis, admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit at Mansoura University Children's Hospital and Mansoura General Hospital between March 2014 and February 2016...
November 13, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
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