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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526303/the-use-of-biobrane-%C3%A2-for-wound-coverage-in-stevens-johnson-syndrome-and-toxic-epidermal-necrolysis
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Alan D Rogers, Erin Blackport, Robert Cartotto
INTRODUCTION: Published experience describing the use of Biobrane(®) for wound management in Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (SJS-TEN) is limited to case reports and case series involving ten or fewer patients. We have used Biobrane(®) in the care of SJS-TEN since 2000, and the purpose of this study was to review our experience with the application of Biobrane(®) for wound coverage in SJS-TEN. METHODS: A retrospective review of all cases of SJS-TEN admitted to an adult regional ABA-verified burn center between January 1, 2000 and June 1, 2015 was conducted...
May 16, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525923/a-national-implementation-project-to-prevent-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-in-nursing-home-residents
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Lona Mody, M Todd Greene, Jennifer Meddings, Sarah L Krein, Sara E McNamara, Barbara W Trautner, David Ratz, Nimalie D Stone, Lillian Min, Steven J Schweon, Andrew J Rolle, Russell N Olmsted, Dale R Burwen, James Battles, Barbara Edson, Sanjay Saint
Importance: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) in nursing home residents is a common cause of sepsis, hospital admission, and antimicrobial use leading to colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms. Objective: To develop, implement, and evaluate an intervention to reduce catheter-associated UTI. Design, Setting, and Participants: A large-scale prospective implementation project was conducted in community-based nursing homes participating in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Long-Term Care...
May 19, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525777/prevalence-and-clinical-significance-of-early-high-endotoxin-activity-in-septic-shock-an-observational-study
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Maurizio Bottiroli, Gianpaola Monti, Riccardo Pinciroli, Irene Vecchi, Valeria Terzi, Giuseppe Ortisi, Giampaolo Casella, Roberto Fumagalli
PURPOSE: To measure the prevalence of elevated Endotoxin Activity (EA) in a large cohort of patients with Septic Shock (SS), and to assess its value as an early indicator of Gram-Negative (GN) infection, disease severity, and patient risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult patients were enrolled in this observational study if an EA determination was obtained within 24-h from SS onset. Demographic, clinical, and microbiological data were collected. In-hospital follow-up was also conducted...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504925/comparative-diagnostic-test-evaluation-of-serum-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-in-suspected-bloodstream-infections-in-children-with-cancer
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Swapna R Nath, Sabeena Jayapalan, Harikumaran Nair, P Kusumakumary, N S Prema, T Priyakumari, K Rajamohanan
PURPOSE: To compute diagnostic test properties of C-reactive protein (CRP) and serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels in bloodstream infections in children with cancer and suspected sepsis, in comparison with blood culture as the gold standard. METHODOLOGY: Consecutive paediatric cancer patients, aged ≤14 years, with clinically suspected bloodstream infections were evaluated with blood culture and assay of PCT and CRP levels. Blood culture was taken as the gold standard for comparison...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502131/diagnostic-value-of-presepsin-in-neonatal-sepsis
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Hala AbdEL-Mageed Tabl, Neveen Tawfik Abed
Presepsin has recently been described as biomarker of sepsis. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of presepsin in diagnosing neonatal sepsis and discriminating sepsis from non-infectious systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). The study included 70 full term neonates divided into three groups: 1) Sepsis group (22 patients with clinically suspected sepsis and positive blood cultures) 2) Non-infectious SIRS group (28 patients with clinically suspected sepsis and persistently negative blood cultures) 3) Control group (20 healthy neonates without any clinical signs of infection)...
June 2016: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498297/gastrointestinal-colonization-of-candida-albicans-increases-serum-1%C3%A2-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-without-candidemia-and-worsens-cecal-ligation-and-puncture-sepsis-in-murine-model
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Wimonrat Panpetch, Naraporn Somboonna, Dewi Embong Bulan, Jiraphorn Issara-Amphorn, Navaporn Worasilchai, Malcolm Finkelman, Ariya Chindamporn, Tanapat Palaga, Somying Tumwasorn, Asada Leelahavanichkul
The role of intestinal Candida albicans in bacterial sepsis, in the absence of candidemia, was investigated in murine models. Live C. albicans or normal saline solution (NSS) was administered orally once, followed by 5 days of daily oral antibiotic-mixtures (ATB). Cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) was then performed to induce sepsis.Fecal Candida was detected by culture only in models with Candida administration. Oral Candida administration with/without ATB enhanced gut-pathogenic bacteria as determined by microbiome analysis...
May 11, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492525/neonatal-sepsis-in-rural-india-timing-microbiology-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-a-population-based-prospective-study-in-the-community-setting
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P Panigrahi, D S Chandel, N I Hansen, N Sharma, S Kandefer, S Parida, R Satpathy, L Pradhan, A Mohapatra, S S Mohapatra, P R Misra, N Banaji, J A Johnson, J G Morris, I H Gewolb, R Chaudhry
OBJECTIVE: To examine the timing and microbiology of neonatal sepsis in a population-based surveillance in the Indian community setting. STUDY DESIGN: All live born infants in 223 villages of Odisha state were followed at home for 60 days. Suspect sepsis cases were referred to study hospitals for further evaluation including blood culture. RESULTS: Of 12 622 births, 842 were admitted with suspected sepsis of whom 95% were 4 to 60 days old...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486866/the-predictive-value-of-coefficient-of-pct-%C3%A3-bg-for-anastomotic-leak-in-esophageal-carcinoma-patients-with-ards-after-esophagectomy
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Huan Li, Daofeng Wang, Wenxiao Wei, Lamei Ouyang, Ning Lou
Anastomotic leak was a potentially severe life-threatening complication of esophagectomy, which drew attention in consequence of progressive dyspnea until acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to the early asymptomatic presentation. Respiratory failure, caused by ARDS as the severe presentation of anastomotic leak, is the most common organ failure. CRP (C-reactive protein), procalcitonin (PCT), and Blood G (BG) test are the sensitivity markers for inflammatory, sepsis, and fungemia, respectively. Early recognition and intervention treatment of anastomotic leak may alleviate complication and improve outcome...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475395/patient-and-prescriber-factors-and-the-prolongation-of-antibiotics-after-birth-in-infants-less-than-29-weeks
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M R Al Turk, R J Baier
OBJECTIVE: To delineate whether patient related or prescriber related factors account for the prolongation of antibiotic therapy beyond 48 hours in premature infants whose initial blood cultures are negative. METHODS: Retrospective review of infants born <29 weeks born between January 2011 and December 2012. Infants who had positive blood cultures or who died in the first 48 hours were excluded from analysis. Antibiotic courses were categorized as prolonged if antibiotics were continued for greater than 48 hours and not prolonged if antibiotics were stopped by 48 hours...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456800/inhaled-glucocorticoids-and-pneumonia-in-preterm-infants-post-hoc-results-from-the-neurosis-trial
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Alexander Koch, Karen Kreutzer, Gabriele von Oldershausen, Christian F Poets, Dirk Bassler
BACKGROUND: Inhaled glucocorticoids may increase the risk of pneumonia in adults. Thus, respiratory infections may be a potential explanation for the non-significantly increased mortality seen in the glucocorticoid group in the largest randomized trial on inhaled glucocorticoids for preventing bronchopulmonary dysplasia in preterm infants published to date (NEuroSIS). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of inhaled budesonide on the risk of death due to respiratory infections in the NEuroSIS trial...
April 29, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454850/procalcitonin-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-burn-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Luís Cabral, Vera Afreixo, Filipe Santos, Luís Almeida, José Artur Paiva
BACKGROUND: The gold standard for sepsis diagnosis in burn patient still relies on microbiological cultures, which take 48-72h to provide results, delaying the start of antimicrobial therapy. Thus, biomarkers allowing an earlier sepsis diagnosis in burn patients are needed. METHODS: This retrospective observational study included 150 burn patients with total burned surface area ≥15%. Clinical diagnosis of sepsis among these patients was done according to the American Burn Association criteria...
April 25, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440985/-early-neonatal-sepsis-and-associated-factors
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Roberto Anaya-Prado, Cuauhtémoc Valero-Padilla, Augusto Sarralde-Delgado, Jorge Manuel Sánchez-González
BACKGROUND: Early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS) is an infectious disease of low incidence but high morbidity and mortality with severe consequences to the newborn prognosis. Identifying the associated factors related to EONS allows to start a timely treatment and to take preventive measures. METHODS: In this case and controls study we identified all the newborns (NB) with and without EONS (cases and controls), diagnosed through blood culture in a period of three years...
May 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432884/use-of-presepsin-and-procalcitonin-for-prediction-of-septifast-results-in-critically-ill-patients
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Dunja Mihajlovic, Snezana Brkic, Arsen Uvelin, Biljana Draskovic, Vladimir Vrsajkov
PURPOSE: There is a need for identification of marker that could lead physicians to take the right step towards laboratory techniques for documentation of infection. The aim of this study was to investigate whether presepsin and procalcitonin (PCT) levels in patients with suspected sepsis could predict blood culture (BC) and SeptiFast (SF) results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 100 patients were included in our study. PCT, C-reactive protein (CRP), and presepsin levels were determined...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426384/a-2-year-old-boy-with-circulatory-failure-owing-to-streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome-case-report
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Werner Keenswijk, Johan Vande Walle
A 2-year-old boy presented with severe hypotension and acute kidney injury after a prodrome of non-bloody diarrhoea and fever in the preceding 3 days. He had a mild Ebstein cardiac anomaly but otherwise a normal past history and growth. On examination, he looked ill, his temperature was 37.5 °C, circulation was poor, and there were several purpuric lesions on the face, hands and scrotum. Haemoglobin was 7.8 g/dL (11-14), total white cell count 27 × 10(9)/L, platelets 62 × 10(9)/L, blood urea nitrogen 20...
April 20, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425610/bacterial-screening-of-platelet-components-by-national-health-service-blood-and-transplant-an-effective-risk-reduction-measure
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Carl McDonald, Jennifer Allen, Susan Brailsford, Anjana Roy, Joanne Ball, Richard Moule, Mariza Vasconcelos, Rachael Morrison, Tyrone Pitt
BACKGROUND: Bacterial contamination of blood components remains a major cause of sepsis in transfusion medicine. Between 2006 and 2010 in the 5 years before the introduction of bacterial screening of platelet (PLT) components by National Health Service Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), seven cases of PLT component-associated transmission of bacterial infection were recorded for 10 patients, three of which were fatal. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Sampling of individual PLT components was undertaken at 36 to 48 hours after donation and tested in the BacT/ALERT system with 8 mL inoculated into each of aerobic and anaerobic culture bottles...
May 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415969/carbapenem-resistance-inappropriate-empiric-treatment-and-outcomes-among-patients-hospitalized-with-enterobacteriaceae-urinary-tract-infection-pneumonia-and-sepsis
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Marya D Zilberberg, Brian H Nathanson, Kate Sulham, Weihong Fan, Andrew F Shorr
BACKGROUND: Drug resistance among gram-negative pathogens is a risk factor for inappropriate empiric treatment (IET), which in turn increases the risk for mortality. We explored the impact of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) on the risk of IET and of IET on outcomes in patients with Enterobacteriaceae infections. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study in Premier Perspective database (2009-2013) of 175 US hospitals. We included all adult patients with community-onset culture-positive urinary tract infection (UTI), pneumonia, or sepsis as a principal diagnosis, or as a secondary diagnosis in the setting of respiratory failure, treated with antibiotics within 2 days of admission...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409532/diagnosis-of-neonatal-sepsis-using-16s-rrna-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Harish Punia, Geeta Gathwala, Dhara B Dhaulakhandi, Mohammed Aamir
The gold standard for detecting bacterial sepsis is blood culture. However, the sensitivity of blood culture is low and the results take 48-72 h. Molecular assays for the detection of bacterial DNA permit early detection of a bacterial cause as the turnaround time is 6-8 h. We undertook an evaluation of the performance of universal bacterial primer (16S rRNA) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis at a tertiary care medical college teaching hospital. 16S rRNA PCR was positive in all cases of blood culture proven sepsis...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406949/antimicrobial-resistant-infections-among-postpartum-women-at-a-ugandan-referral-hospital
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Lisa M Bebell, Joseph Ngonzi, Joel Bazira, Yarine Fajardo, Adeline A Boatin, Mark J Siedner, Ingrid V Bassett, Dan Nyehangane, Deborah Nanjebe, Yves Jacquemyn, Jean-Pierre van Geertruyden, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, David R Bangsberg, Laura E Riley, Yap Boum
INTRODUCTION: Puerperal sepsis causes 10% of maternal deaths in Africa, but prospective studies on incidence, microbiology and antimicrobial resistance are lacking. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study of 4,231 Ugandan women presenting to a regional referral hospital for delivery or postpartum care, measured vital signs after delivery, performed structured physical exam, symptom questionnaire, and microbiologic evaluation of febrile and hypothermic women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399544/intrawound-tobramycin-powder-eradicates-surgical-wound-contamination-an-in-vivo-rabbit-study
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Joseph L Laratta, Jamal N Shillingford, Nathan Hardy, Joseph M Lombardi, Comron Saifi, Alexander Romanov, Lawrence G Lenke, Ronald A Lehman, K Daniel Riew
STUDY DESIGN: Therapeutic anti-infective trial in rabbitsOBJECTIVE.: The purpose of the present study was to assess the efficacy of intrawound tobramycin powder in terms of eradicating a known bacterial contamination in an Escherichia coli infected rabbit spinal implantation model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Implant-associated surgical site infections (SSI) remain a dreaded complication of spinal surgery. Currently, over 30% of all spine SSIs are secondary to gram-negative bacteria...
April 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387901/endocarditis-sustained-by-streptococcus-viridans-with-normal-levels-of-procalcitonin-an-unexpected-finding
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G Merra, D Marsiliani, S Di Giambenedetto, F Franceschi
OBJECTIVE: Procalcytonin is a useful marker of bacterial infections. Several studies have reported elevated serum levels of PCT in patients with infective endocarditis (IE) and/or other infections sustained by cocci. We report a rare case of IE attributed to Streptococcus viridans in whom levels of PCT were normal. CASE REPORT: A 67 years-old male was admitted to the Emergency Department for a 25-day history of recurring night fever. Upon admission, patient underwent blood test, including PCT, showing normal levels, except for a slight increased creatinine concentration (1...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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