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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710255/cathelicidins-inhibit-escherichia-coli-induced-tlr2-and-tlr4-activation-in-a-viability-dependent-manner
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Maarten Coorens, Viktoria A F Schneider, A Marit de Groot, Albert van Dijk, Marjolein Meijerink, Jerry M Wells, Maaike R Scheenstra, Edwin J A Veldhuizen, Henk P Haagsman
Activation of the immune system needs to be tightly regulated to provide protection against infections and, at the same time, to prevent excessive inflammation to limit collateral damage to the host. This tight regulation includes regulating the activation of TLRs, which are key players in the recognition of invading microbes. A group of short cationic antimicrobial peptides, called cathelicidins, have previously been shown to modulate TLR activation by synthetic or purified TLR ligands and may play an important role in the regulation of inflammation during infections...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689399/sphingomonas-paucimobilis-a-rare-infectious-agent-found-in-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Tuncer Göker, Rahile Zülal Aşık, Muhammet Bahadır Yılmaz, İlhami Çelik, Ayhan Tekiner
Sphingomonas paucimobilis (S. paucimobilis) is a gram negative bacillus. It has existed in soil, drinking water and plants. It has been isolated from distilled water tanks, respirators, and hemodialysis devices at the hospital setting. Patients with chronic disorders or immune suppression may be susceptible to infections with it. This microorganism has also been reported to infect healthy persons. Both nosocomial and community-acquired infections have been reported. So far, a variety of infections have been reported, including sepsis, septic pulmonary embolism, septic arthritis, peritonitis, and endophthalmitis...
July 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689228/impact-of-a-rapid-molecular-test-for-positive-blood-cultures-from-neonatal-intensive-care-patients-on-clinical-management-a-retrospective-audit
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L L Koh, S O'Rourke, M Brennan, L Clooney, M Cafferkey, N McCallion, R J Drew
BACKGROUND: Both Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase negative Staphylococci are common causes of late-onset neonatal sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), usually relating to intravascular access device infections. AIMS: This project aimed to review the impact on antimicrobial treatment and clinical outcome in the NICU setting, of the introduction of the Xpert MRSA/SA BC test (Cepheid, USA) for the identification of staphylococci in blood cultures. METHODS: A retrospective audit was carried out of the pre- and post-intervention periods; the intervention was the introduction of the Xpert MRSA/SA BC test...
July 8, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673002/igf-1-may-predict-the-severity-and-outcome-of-patients-with-sepsis-and-be-associated-with-microrna-1-level-changes
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Liang Xu, Weijun Zhang, Renhua Sun, Jingquan Liu, Jun Hong, Qian Li, Bangchuan Hu, Fangxiao Gong
IGF-1 functions as an anti-oxidative stress molecule and some critical patients with sepsis have a lower level of serum IGF-1. However, the association between IGF-1 and the severity or prognosis of sepsis remains unclear. This study aimed to elucidate the relationship between serum IGF-1 levels and the severity and prognosis of sepsis, and the possible mechanism was analyzed. Clinical characteristics of patients with sepsis were recorded and analyzed. Serum IGF-1 levels and micro (mi)RNA-1 levels were tested using radioimmunoassay and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) analysis, respectively...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667715/family-centered-care-to-complement-care-of-sick-newborns-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ankit Verma, Arti Maria, Ravindra Mohan Pandey, Charoo Hans, Arushi Verma, Fahima Sherwani
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of family-centered care in delivery of care to sick newborns, on nosocomial infection rate. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Tertiary referral nursery (October 2010 to March 2012). PARTICIPANTS: 295 neonates randomized at the time of hospitalization in neonatal intensive care unit. INTERVENTION: Parent-attendant of intervention group were trained using an indigenously developed and pretested, culturally sensitive, simple audio-video tool that covered domains of personal hygiene, hand washing, danger signs recognition and feeding of sick neonate...
June 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663673/spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-by-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-a-rare-difficult-to-treat-infection-in-decompensated-cirrhotic-patients
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Sunil Taneja, Pramod Kumar, Vikas Gautam, Ajay Duseja, Virendra Singh, Radha K Dhiman, Yogesh Chawla
INTRODUCTION: Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) is non-fermenting Gram-negative bacillus and has been rarely reported to cause spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in decompensated cirrhosis. OBJECTIVE: This study was done to evaluate the clinical presentation of cirrhotic patients with SBP due to Bcc and to determine its impact on clinical outcome. METHODS: This is a retrospective, observational study conducted during the period from 1st January 2013 through 31st March 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659321/performance-of-a-quantitative-pcr-based-assay-and-beta-d-glucan-detection-for-the-diagnosis-of-invasive-candidiasis-in-very-low-birth-weight-preterm-neonatal-patients-candineo-study
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Jose Tomas Ramos, Sonia Villar, Emilio Bouza, Elena Bergon-Sendin, Alfredo Perez Rivilla, Caridad Tapia Collados, Mariano Andreu, Candelaria Santana Reyes, María Isolina Campos-Herrero, Jon López de Heredia, María Cruz López Herrera, Paloma Anguita Alonso, Carmen Rosa Pallás-Alonso, Manuel Cuenca-Estrella
An epidemiological, multicenter, non-interventional, observational case-control study was conducted to describe the performance of serum Beta-D-Glucan (BDG) and Candida polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in blood, serum and sterile samples for the diagnosis of invasive candidiasis (IC) in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm neonates, and to compare these techniques with cultures from blood and other sterile sites. Seventeen centers participated in the study and the number of episodes analyzed was 159. A total of nine episodes of IC from nine patients (seven confirmed and two probable) and 150 episodes of suspected sepsis from 117 controls were identified...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653472/residual-risk-of-bacterial-contamination-of-platelets-six-years-of-experience-with-sterility-testing
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Sandra Ramirez-Arcos, Caesar DiFranco, Terri McIntyre, Mindy Goldman
BACKGROUND: Canadian Blood Services screens 100% of platelet concentrates (PCs) for bacterial contamination with the BacT/ALERT system. Quality-control sterility testing of 1% (≥10 units) of outdated PCs is performed monthly. Data from routine screening, quality-control testing, and septic reactions obtained from 2010 to 2016 are presented herein. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: In total, 601,988 buffy coat PC pools and 186,737 apheresis PCs were routinely screened with aerobic cultures over 6 years...
June 26, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642139/clinical-characteristics-and-epidemiology-of-sepsis-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-the-era-of-multi-drug-resistant-organisms-a-retrospective-review
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Dawood Yusef, Tala Shalakhti, Samah Awad, Hana'a Algharaibeh, Wasim Khasawneh
BACKGROUND: Sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) remains one of the most significant causes of morbidity and mortality, especially for preterm newborns. Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) are emerging as important pathogens that cause neonatal sepsis in NICU. Therefore, studying the epidemiology, clinical features, and outcome caused by MDROs vs. non-MDROs, and identifying risk factors that may predispose patients to sepsis by MDROs are important. METHODS: Episodes of blood culture-proven sepsis (age: 0-90 days) in the NICU at our institution from January 2012 to December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
June 9, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641717/soluble-cd14-subtype-a-new-biomarker-in-predicting-the-outcome-of-critically-ill-septic-patients
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Giovanni Matera, Angela Quirino, Cinzia Peronace, Pio Settembre, Vito Marano, Maria T Loria, Nadia Marascio, Luisa Galati, Giorgio S Barreca, Aida Giancotti, Bruno Amantea, Maria C Liberto, Alfredo Focà
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the role of presepsin (soluble CD14 subtype, sCD14-ST) in predicting the outcome of critically ill septic patients in parallel with procalcitonin and C-reactive protein. METHODS: This study was an observational, prospective study that enrolled 58 surgical and medical intensive care unit patients with suspected sepsis. All studied subjects were retrospectively stratified into survivors and nonsurvivors based on 28 days survival and according to microbiological results in blood culture positive and negative groups...
June 2017: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634535/effectiveness-and-safety-of-daptomycin-in-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-undergoing-heart-valve-replacement-a-subgroup-analysis-from-real-world-data
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Achyut Guleri, Riccardo Utili, Pascal Dohmen, Kamal Hamed
BACKGROUND: European Cubicin(®) Outcomes Registry and Experience (EU-CORE) was a retrospective, non-interventional, multicenter registry that collected real-world clinical outcomes following daptomycin use for the treatment of Gram-positive infections. EU-CORE data from patients with infective endocarditis (IE) who underwent heart valve replacement were analysed. METHODS: Clinical outcomes were assessed as success (cured or improved), failure, or non-evaluable...
March 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632822/-strategies-to-reduce-infections-and-antibiotic-use-and-its-effects-in-a-neonatal-care-unit
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Soledad Urzúa, Marcela Ferrés, Patricia García, Amparo Sánchez, Matías Luco
INTRODUCTION: Late onset sepsis (LOS) remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The empirical use of vancomycin and other broad spectrum antibiotics is very frequent and is associated with the emergence of resistant agents, infection by gram-negative bacilli (GNB), fungal infections and increased morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of 5 intervention protocols designed to reduce infections and promote the rational use of antibiotics (AB) in a single NICU...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630687/emerging-antimicrobial-resistance-in-early-and-late-onset-neonatal-sepsis
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Lamiaa Mohsen, Nermin Ramy, Dalia Saied, Dina Akmal, Niveen Salama, Mona M Abdel Haleim, Hany Aly
BACKGROUND: Compared to developed countries, the use of antimicrobials in Egypt is less regulated and is available over the counter without the need for prescriptions. The impact of such policy on antimicrobial resistance has not been studied. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of early and late onset sepsis, and the frequency of antimicrobial resistance in a major referral neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: The study included all neonates admitted to the NICU over a 12-month period...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616060/early-recognition-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-surgical-site-infections-using-risk-and-protective-factors-identified-by-a-group-of-italian-surgeons-through-delphi-method
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G Sganga, C Tascini, E Sozio, S Colizza
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) constitute a major clinical problem in terms of morbidity, mortality, duration of hospital stay, and overall costs. The bacterial pathogens implicated most frequently are Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes) and Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). The incidence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) SSIs is increasing significantly. Since these infections have a significant impact on hospital budgets and patients' health, their diagnosis must be anticipated and therapy improved...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605923/bacterial-sepsis-in-neonates-single-centre-study-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Izeta Softić, Husref Tahirović, Vincenzo Di Ciommo, Cinzia Auriti
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence, mortality, risk factors, aetiology and the susceptibility to antibiotics of the bacteria responsible for sepsis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A single centre, prospective, observational study, involving 200 neonates admitted over 12 months to the NICU of the University Children's Hospital, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. RESULTS: The crude incidence of all neonatal sepsis was 68.0% (136/200) and that of late-onset sepsis (LOS) was 48...
May 2017: Acta Medica Academica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596652/changing-trends-in-the-use-of-granulocyte-transfusions-in-neutropenic-children-with-sepsis-in-india
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Ramya Uppuluri, Sreejith Ramachandrakurup, Lakshman Vaidhyanathan, Sathishkumar Kandath, Divya Subburaj, Revathi Raj
We present our data on granulocyte transfusions in children undergoing treatment for cancer and HSCT at our centre and their changing indications. In this retrospective observational analysis of children who received granulocytes from 2007 to 2015, we divided children receiving granulocytes into two groups-the first from January 2007 till December 2013 and the second from January 2014 till December 2015. This division is based on the change in our policy to use granulocytes within 48 h of septicemia as the incidence of drug resistant bacterial strains had increased at our centre...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592230/evaluation-of-targeted-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-for-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy-a-prospective-cohort-trial
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Teresa R Zembower, Kelly M Maxwell, Robert B Nadler, John Cashy, Marc H Scheetz, Chao Qi, Anthony J Schaeffer
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the effectiveness of targeted antimicrobial prophylaxis in transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy (TRUSP). METHODS: A prospective, non-randomized cohort study was conducted. Rectal swab cultures plated on non-selective blood agar and on selective MacConkey agar supplemented with ciprofloxacin identified ciprofloxacin-susceptible and -resistant gram-negative bacteria (CS-GNB and CR-GNB). Patients with CS-GNB received ciprofloxacin while those with CR-GNB received directed prophylaxis...
June 7, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591969/-clinical-presentations-and-prognostic-factors-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-with-sepsis-admitted-to-intensive-care-unit
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Xiao-Lie Yang, Xue-Lian Liao, Li Han, Yan Kang
OBJECTIVES: To explore the characteristics and prognostic factors associated with the death of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with sepsis in intensive care unit(ICU). METHODS: Clinical and laboratory documents of SLE patients with sepsis from Jan 2010 to Dec 2014 were retrospectively analyzed, including active organ involvement, systemic lupus erythematosus disease activity index (SLEDAI) score, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation (APACHE) Ⅱ score, sites of infection and organisms cultured...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587631/bacterial-etiologic-agents-causing-neonatal-sepsis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-gondar-northwest-ethiopia
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Tsehaynesh G/Eyesus, Feleke Moges, Setegn Eshetie, Biruk Yeshitela, Ebba Abate
BACKGROUND: Neonatal sepsis is a blood stream infection which is seen in the first month of life of the neonate. Bacterial profile of neonatal septicemia is constantly changing thus, current knowledge on the patterns of bacterial isolates, its antibiotic resistance profile, and associated factors, are essential to design and implement appropriate interventions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify bacterial etiologic agents, their antimicrobial susceptibility pattern and associated risk factors of neonatal sepsis among neonates...
June 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558032/the-association-of-mannose-binding-lectin-2-polymorphisms-with-outcome-in-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Annika Hartz, Julia Pagel, Alexander Humberg, Michael Preuss, Lena Schreiter, Jan Rupp, Julia Figge, Christian M Karsten, Peter Nürnberg, Egbert Herting, Wolfgang Göpel, Christoph Härtel
OBJECTIVES: Studies on the influence of mannose-binding lectin (MBL) deficiency on infection susceptibility in preterm infants have yielded controversial results. We investigated the association of genotype-based MBL levels with outcome in very-low-birth weight infants (VLBWI). METHODS: We genotyped 3 genetic variants of MBL2 (rs1800450, rs1800451, rs5030737) in 6878 VLBWI. MBL plasma levels were categorized as normal (wild type, A/A), low (heterozygotes, A/O) or undetectable (homozygotes, O/O)...
2017: PloS One
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