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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219814/cellulitis-current-insights-into-pathophysiology-and-clinical-management
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D R Cranendonk, A P M Lavrijsen, J M Prins, W J Wiersinga
Cellulitis is a bacterial skin and soft tissue infection which occurs when the physical skin barrier, the immune system and/or the circulatory system are impaired. Diabetes, obesity and old age are associated with defects in all of these areas and as a result are major predisposing factors for cellulitis. In this review, we summarise current insights into the pathophysiology of cellulitis and place the Dutch guidelines on the clinical management of cellulitis of the lower extremities in perspective. Recent evidence on diagnostic strategies is discussed, the importance of which is underscored by findings that venous insufficiency, eczema, deep vein thrombosis and gout are frequently mistaken for cellulitis...
November 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102120/antimicrobial-resistance-in-clinical-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-companion-animals-in-australia
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Sugiyono Saputra, David Jordan, Tahlia Mitchell, Hui San Wong, Rebecca J Abraham, Amanda Kidsley, John Turnidge, Darren J Trott, Sam Abraham
Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli have become a major public health concern to both humans and animal health. While the frequency of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in clinical E. coli is monitored regularly in human medicine, current frequency of AMR in companion animals remains unknown in Australia. In this study we conducted antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) and where possible, determined potential risk factors for MDR infection among 883 clinical Escherichia coli isolated from dogs (n=514), cats (n=341) and horses (n=28)...
November 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052109/assessments-of-opportunities-to-improve-antibiotic-prescribing-in-an-emergency-department-a-period-prevalence-survey
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Tristan T Timbrook, Aisling R Caffrey, Anais Ovalle, Maya Beganovic, William Curioso, Melissa Gaitanis, Kerry L LaPlante
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 30% of all outpatient antimicrobials are inappropriately prescribed. Currently, antimicrobial prescribing patterns in emergency departments (ED) are not well described. Determining inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing patterns and opportunities for interventions by antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP) are needed. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed among a random sample of non-admitted, adult patients who received an antimicrobial prescription in the ED from January 1 to December 31, 2015...
October 19, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020285/impact-of-systemic-antibiotics-on-staphylococcus-aureus-colonization-and-recurrent-skin-infection
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Patrick G Hogan, Marcela Rodriguez, Allison M Spenner, Jennifer M Brenneisen, Mary G Boyle, Melanie L Sullivan, Stephanie A Fritz
Background: Staphylococcus aureus colonization poses risk for subsequent skin and soft tissue infection (SSTI). We hypothesized that including systemic antibiotics in the management of S. aureus SSTI, in conjunction with incision and drainage, would reduce S. aureus colonization and incidence of recurrent infection. Methods: We prospectively evaluated 383 children with S. aureus SSTI requiring incision and drainage and S. aureus colonization in the anterior nares, axillae, or inguinal folds at baseline screening...
August 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941632/professional-practice-evaluation-of-emergency-department-prescriptions-for-community-acquired-infections-in-lebanon
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Iqbal Fahs, Zeina Shrayteh, Rima Abdulkhalek, Pascale Salameh, Souheil Hallit, Diana Malaeb
BACKGROUND: Selecting the appropriate antibiotic regimen is extremely important in improving patient outcomes, minimizing antimicrobial resistance, and reducing costs. This study was conducted to evaluate current prescribing practices for empiric antibiotics at the time of admission to the emergency department (ED) and to assess their appropriateness in Lebanon. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted at three different Lebanese hospitals between June and December 2016...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870242/intraoperative-wound-irrigation-to-prevent-surgical-site-infection-after-laparotomy-iowisi-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tara C Mueller, Ulrich Nitsche, Victoria Kehl, Rebekka Schirren, Beate Schossow, Ruediger Goess, Helmut Friess, Daniel Reim
BACKGROUND: Postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common hospital infections and contributes substantially to postoperative morbidity and mortality. In addition, SSIs dramatically increase the treatment cost and length of hospital stay. Following visceral surgery by laparotomy, SSI rates are especially high (14-25%). Therefore, measures to prevent SSI in this field are urgently needed. Prophylactic intraoperative wound irrigation (IOWI) of the subcutaneous soft tissue before skin closure hypothetically represents an easy and economical option to reduce SSI rates and is already frequently used in clinical practice...
September 4, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745729/highlights-of-skin-disease-education-foundation-s-41st-annual-hawaii-dermatology-seminar%C3%A2
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Kenneth B Gordon, Craig L Leonardi, Daniel E Furst, Neal Bhatia, Lawrence F Eichenfield, Katie Beleznay
New therapies, recent pathophysiological findings, and updated guidelines combined to create compelling presentations at the Skin Disease Education Foundation's 41st Annual Hawaii Dermatology Seminar™. This educational supplement summarizes the highlights of clinical sessions presented during this CME/CE conference. A growing understanding of the biology of psoriasis has facilitated the development of increasingly efficacious medications. Skin clearance used to be regarded as an impractical goal for psoriasis therapy...
June 2017: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592371/low-yield-of-blood-and-wound-cultures-in-patients-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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Jesus Torres, Nathaniel Avalos, Lamarr Echols, Jillian Mongelluzzo, Robert M Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines recommend blood cultures in skin and soft-tissue infection (SSTI) patients only with signs of systemic toxicity and wound cultures for severe purulent infections. Our objectives were to determine: 1) blood and wound culture yields in patients admitted with SSTIs; 2) whether injection drug users (IDUs) and febrile patients had higher blood culture yields; and 3) whether blood and wound cultures grew organisms sensitive to typical SSTI empiric antibiotics...
August 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589426/clinical-condition-and-comorbidity-as-determinants-for-blood-culture-positivity-in-patients-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
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F V van Daalen, M C Kallen, C M A van den Bosch, M E J L Hulscher, S E Geerlings, J M Prins
The utility of performing blood cultures in patients with a suspected skin infection is debated. We investigated the association between blood culture positivity rates and patients' clinical condition, including acute disease severity and comorbidity. We performed a retrospective study, including patients with cellulitis and wound infection who had been enrolled in three Dutch multicenter studies between 2011 and 2015. Patients' acute clinical condition was assessed using the Modified Early Warning Score (MEWS; severe: MEWS ≥2) and comorbidity with the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI; severe: CCI ≥2)...
October 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570348/early-infectious-outcomes-after-addition-of-fluoroquinolone-or-aminoglycoside-to-posttrauma-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-combat-related-open-fracture-injuries
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Bradley A Lloyd, Clinton K Murray, Faraz Shaikh, M Leigh Carson, Dana M Blyth, Elizabeth R Schnaubelt, Timothy J Whitman, David R Tribble
BACKGROUND: We examined combat-related open extremity fracture infections as a function of whether posttrauma antimicrobial prophylaxis included expanded Gram-negative (EGN) coverage. METHODS: Military personnel with open extremity fractures sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan (2009-2014) who transferred to participating hospitals in the United States were assessed. The analysis was restricted to patients with a U.S. hospitalization period of ≥7 days. Prophylaxis was classified as narrow (e...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480249/a-proposed-new-classification-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-modeled-on-the-subset-of-diabetic-foot-infection
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Benjamin A Lipsky, Michael H Silverman, Warren S Joseph
Schemes for classifying skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) pose limitations for clinicians and regulatory agencies. Diabetic foot infections (DFIs) are a subset of SSTIs. We developed and are proposing a classification to harmonize current schemes for SSTIs and DFIs. Existing schemes for classifying SSTIs are limited in both their usefulness to clinicians and to regulatory agencies. The guidelines on SSTI from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration do not adequately address many types of wound infections...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440855/accuracy-of-current-diagnostic-criteria-for-acute-bacterial-infection-in-older-adults-in-the-emergency-department
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Jeffrey M Caterino, Robert Leininger, David M Kline, Lauren T Southerland, Salman Khaliqdina, Christopher W Baugh, Daniel J Pallin, Kurt B Stevenson
OBJECTIVES: To compare the accuracy of the Loeb criteria, emergency department (ED) physicians' diagnoses, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for acute bacterial infection in older adults with a criterion standard expert review. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Urban, tertiary-care ED. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 65 and older in the ED, excluding those who were incarcerated, underwent a trauma, did not speak English, or were unable to consent...
August 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378613/diagnosis-and-management-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-ssti-a-literature-review-and-consensus-statement-an-update
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Silvano Esposito, Matteo Bassetti, Ercole Concia, Giuseppe De Simone, Francesco G De Rosa, Paolo Grossi, Andrea Novelli, Francesco Menichetti, Nicola Petrosillo, Marco Tinelli, Mario Tumbarello, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Pierluigi Viale, Mario Venditti, Claudio Viscoli
Skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections, posing considerable diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Fourteen members of the Italian Society of Infectious Diseases, after a careful review of the most recent literature using Medline database and their own clinical experience, updated a previous paper published in 2011 by preparing a draught manuscript of the statements. The manuscript was successively reviewed by all members and ultimately re-formulated the present manuscript during a full day consensus meeting...
August 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291497/variation-in-postinjury-antibiotic-prophylaxis-patterns-over-five-years-in-a-combat-zone
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Bradley A Lloyd, Clinton K Murray, William Bradley, Faraz Shaikh, Deepak Aggarwal, M Leigh Carson, David R Tribble
In 2008, a clinical practice guideline (CPG) was developed for the prevention of infections among combat casualties and was later revised in 2011. We evaluated utilization of antimicrobials within 48 hours following injury in the combat zone over a 5-year period (June 2009 through May 2014) with regard to number of regimens, type of antimicrobial, and adherence to the 2011 CPG. The study population consisted of 5,196 wounded military personnel. Open fractures and skin and soft-tissue injuries were the most frequent injuries...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279491/proposal-for-shorter-antibiotic-therapies
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C Wintenberger, B Guery, E Bonnet, B Castan, R Cohen, S Diamantis, P Lesprit, L Maulin, Y Péan, E Peju, L Piroth, J P Stahl, C Strady, E Varon, F Vuotto, R Gauzit
OBJECTIVES: Reducing antibiotic consumption has now become a major public health priority. Reducing treatment duration is one of the means to achieve this objective. Guidelines on the therapeutic management of the most frequent infections recommend ranges of treatment duration in the ratio of one to two. The Recommendation Group of the French Infectious Diseases Society (SPILF) was asked to collect literature data to then recommend the shortest treatment durations possible for various infections...
March 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127641/assessment-of-linezolid-prescriptions-in-three-french-hospitals
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C Dentan, E Forestier, M Roustit, S Boisset, S Chanoine, O Epaulard, P Pavese
The use of linezolid to treat gram-positive cocci infections is increasing in France. Linezolid is approved in pneumonia and complicated skin and soft tissue infections. Overuse and misuse of linezolid can favor the emergence and spreading of linezolid-resistant strains. We aimed to assess the appropriateness of linezolid use in French hospitals. This is a multicenter, retrospective study conducted in three tertiary care hospitals. Appropriateness of linezolid indications and adequacy (composite score concerning dosage, route of administration and blood monitoring) were assessed...
July 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093208/selective-reporting-of-antibiotic-susceptibility-test-results-in-european-countries-an-escmid-cross-sectional-survey
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Céline Pulcini, Gianpiero Tebano, Nico T Mutters, Evelina Tacconelli, Emmanuelle Cambau, Gunnar Kahlmeter, Vincent Jarlier
Selective reporting of antibiotic susceptibility test (AST) results is one possible laboratory-based antibiotic stewardship intervention. The primary aim of this study was to identify where and how selective reporting of AST results is implemented in Europe both in inpatient and in outpatient settings. An ESCMID cross-sectional, self-administered, internet-based survey was conducted among all EUCIC (European Committee on Infection Control) or EUCAST (European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing) national representatives in Europe and Israel...
February 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073795/in-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-what-is-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-abscess-compared-to-the-current-standard-of-care-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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David Barbic, Jordan Chenkin, Dennis D Cho, Tomislav Jelic, Frank X Scheuermeyer
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this systematic review was to determine the accuracy of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) in diagnosing abscess in emergency department (ED) patients with skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). The secondary objective was the accuracy of POCUS in the paediatric population subgroup. SETTING: Prospective studies set in emergency departments. PARTICIPANTS: Emergency department patients (adult and paediatric) presenting with SSTI and suspected abscess...
January 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033176/treating-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections
#19
Geoffrey Mospan, Darrell Hulisz
New guidelines have been released for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections. The updates include recommendations on when to prescribe antibiotics and which antibiotics are effective for each infection. This article will highlight the important changes to practice and provide additional antibiotic clinical pearls.
January 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887585/reduction-in-antibiotic-prescribing-for-respiratory-tract-infections-in-swedish-primary-care-a-retrospective-study-of-electronic-patient-records
#20
Mia Tyrstrup, Anders Beckman, Sigvard Mölstad, Sven Engström, Christina Lannering, Eva Melander, Katarina Hedin
BACKGROUND: Swedish studies on antibiotic use in primary care have been based on one-week registrations of infections. In order to study adherence to guidelines, analyses based on large databases that provide information on diagnosis linked prescriptions, are needed. This study describes trends in management of infections in Swedish primary care particularly with regards to antibiotic prescribing and adherence to national guidelines. METHODS: A descriptive study of Sweden's largest database regarding diagnosis linked antibiotic prescription data, the Primary care Record of Infections in Sweden (PRIS), for the years 2008, 2010 and 2013...
November 25, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
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