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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028159/serologically-diagnosed-acute-human-bocavirus-1-infection-in-childhood-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Amanda C Nascimento-Carvalho, Ana-Luisa Vilas-Boas, Maria-Socorro H Fontoura, Man Xu, Tytti Vuorinen, Maria Söderlund-Venermo, Olli Ruuskanen, Cristiana M Nascimento-Carvalho
AIM: To assess the role of human bocavirus 1 (HBoV1) as a causative agent of non-severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children. METHODS: Patients aged 2-59 months with non-severe CAP (respiratory complaints and radiographic pulmonary infiltrate/consolidation) attending a University Hospital in Salvador, Brazil were enrolled in a prospective cohort. From 820 recruited children in a clinical trial (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01200706), nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA), and acute and convalescent serum samples were obtained from 759 (92...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027385/antimicrobial-susceptibilities-of-enterobacteriaceae-in-community-acquired-urinary-tract-infections-during-a-5-year-period-a-single-hospital-study-in-korea
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Jin Ju Park, Yu Bin Seo, Jacob Lee
BACKGROUND: Through investigating antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Enterobacteriaceae in community-acquired urinary tract infection (CA-UTI), we provide basic evidence for the use of empirical antibiotics in CA-UTI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients over the age of 19 years who visited a hospital in Seoul between January 2012 and December 2016 for a CA-UTI. Urine cultures were used to identify causative organisms...
September 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026634/hiv-positive-patient-with-gbs-like-syndrome
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Samantha J Shepherd, Heather Black, Emma C Thomson, Rory N Gunson
Introduction. Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is an acute demyelinating polyneuropathy which can occur post-infection. Criteria of diagnosis of GBS include areflexia with progressive bilateral weakness in arms and legs. GBS can lead to severe respiratory and cardiac complications. The fatality rate can be up to 5 % in patients, depending on the severity of the symptoms. HIV can cause a range of neurological disorders including, on rare occasions, GBS. GBS can occur at any stage of HIV infection, highlighting the complexity of diagnosis of GBS within HIV patients...
August 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025526/hospital-acquired-urinary-tract-infections-results-of-a-cohort-study-performed-in-an-internal-medicine-department
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Maria João Lobão, Paulo Sousa
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections are the most frequent healthcare associated infections, being related to both high costs and morbidity. Our intention was to carry out an epidemiological characterization of hospital acquired urinary tract infections that occurred in an internal medicine department of a Portuguese hospital. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective cohort study (historic cohort). Data were analysed from a systematic random sample of 388 patients, representative of the 3492 admissions occurred in 2014 in that department...
September 29, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023261/prevention-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-the-multimodal-approach-of-the-spanish-icu-pneumonia-zero-program
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Francisco Álvarez-Lerma, Mercedes Palomar-Martínez, Miguel Sánchez-García, Montserrat Martínez-Alonso, Joaquín Álvarez-Rodríguez, Leonardo Lorente, Susana Arias-Rivera, Rosa García, Federico Gordo, José M Añón, Rosa Jam-Gatell, Mónica Vázquez-Calatayud, Yolanda Agra
OBJECTIVES: The "Pneumonia Zero" project is a nationwide multimodal intervention based on the simultaneous implementation of a comprehensive evidence-based bundle measures to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients admitted to the ICU. DESIGN: Prospective, interventional, and multicenter study. SETTING: A total of 181 ICUs throughout Spain. PATIENTS: All patients admitted for more than 24 hours to the participating ICUs between April 1, 2011, and December 31, 2012...
October 11, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022532/hiv-positive-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-audit
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P Mkoko, R I Raine
BACKGROUND: The indications for and outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) admission of HIV-positive patients in resource-poor settings such as sub-Saharan Africa are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify indications for ICU admission and determine factors associated with high ICU and hospital mortality in HIV-positive patients. METHODS: We reviewed case records of HIV-positive patients admitted to the medical and surgical ICUs at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020886/comparison-of-culture-methodology-for-the-detection-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-pseudintermedius-in-clinical-specimens-collected-from-dogs
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Matthew E Saab, C Anne Muckle, Henrik Stryhn, J Trenton McClure
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) has emerged as a major pathogen in dogs and has been implicated as a hospital-acquired pathogen in veterinary hospitals. We attempted to determine if selective culture methods will detect more MRSP when compared to the traditional culture methods in clinical samples from dogs in Atlantic Canada with a high risk for MRSP infection. Each sample was tested using 4 culture methods: traditional culture; mannitol salt agar with 2 μg/mL of oxacillin (MSAox); enrichment broth (EB) with MSAox; and EB with traditional culture...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020436/short-course-versus-long-course-intravenous-therapy-with-the-same-antibiotic-for-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children-aged-two-months-to-59-months
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Zohra S Lassi, Aamer Imdad, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a leading cause of childhood mortality from infectious disease, responsible for an estimated 1.3 million deaths annually in children under five years of age, many of which are in low-income countries. The World Health Organization recommends intravenous antibiotics for five days as first-line treatment for children with severe pneumonia. Although controversy exists regarding the specific clinical features used to diagnose pneumonia, the criteria for diagnosis of severe pneumonia are better defined and are widely used to triage children for referral and second-line therapy...
October 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020364/antimicrobial-resistance-in-gram-negative-rods-causing-bacteremia-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patients-intercontinental-prospective-study-of-infectious-diseases-working-party-of-the-european-bone-marrow-transplantation-group
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Diana Averbuch, Gloria Tridello, Jennifer Hoek, Malgorzata Mikulska, Hamdi Akan, Lucrecia Yanez San Segundo, Thomas Pabst, Tülay Özçelik, Galina Klyasova, Irene Donnini, Depei Wu, Zafer Gülbas, Tsila Zuckerman, Aida Botelho de Sousa, Yves Beguin, Aliénor Xhaard, Emmanuel Bachy, Per Ljungman, Rafael de la Camara, Jelena Rascon, Isabel Ruiz Camps, Antonin Vitek, Francesca Patriarca, Laura Cudillo, Radovan Vrhovac, Peter J Shaw, Tom Wolfs, Tracey O'Brien, Batia Avni, Gerda Silling, Firas Al Sabty, Stelios Graphakos, Marja Sankelo, Henrik Sengeloev, Srinivas Pillai, Susanne Matthes, Frederiki Melanthiou, Simona Iacobelli, Jan Styczynski, Dan Engelhard, Simone Cesaro
Background: This intercontinental study aimed to study Gram-negative rods (GNR) resistance in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Methods: GNR bacteremias occurring during six months post-HSCT (February/2014-May/2015) were prospectively collected, and analysed for rates and risk factors for resistance to fluoroquinolones, non-carbapenem anti-Pseudomonas beta-lactams (non-carbapenems), carbapenems and multidrug-resistance (MDR). Results: Sixty-five HSCT centers from 25 countries (Europe, Australia, Asia) reported data on 655 GNR episodes/704 pathogens in 591 patients (Enterobacteriaceae, 73%; non-fermentatives, 24% and 3% others)...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020279/cost-drivers-of-a-hospital-acquired-bacterial-pneumonia-and-ventilator-associated-bacterial-pneumonia-habp-vabp-phase-three-clinical-trial
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Stella Stergiopoulos, Sara B Calvert, Carrie A Brown, Josephine Awatin, Pamela Tenaerts, Thomas L Holland, Joseph A DiMasi, Kenneth A Getz
Background: Studies indicate that the prevalence of multi-drug resistant infections, including hospital acquired and ventilator associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP), has been rising. There are many challenges associated with these disease conditions and the ability to develop new treatments. Additionally, HABP/VABP clinical trials are very costly to conduct given their complex protocol designs and the difficulty in recruiting and retaining patients. Methodology: With input from clinicians, representatives from industry, and the Food and Drug Administriation (FDA), we conducted a study to (1) evaluate the drivers of HABP/VABP phase 3 direct and indirect clinical trial costs, (2) to identify opportunities to lower these costs, and (3) to compare (1) and (2) to endocrine and oncology clinical trials...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020203/empirical-antibiotic-treatment-does-not-improve-outcomes-in-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-prospective-cohort-study
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Tanya Babich, Oren Zusman, Michal Elbaz, Haim Ben-Zvi, Mical Paul, Leonard Leibovici, Tomer Avni
Background: Catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most common healthcare-associated acquired infection. We aimed to describe the short- and long-term survival of patients with CAUTI and the impact of the empirical antibiotic treatment on survival rates. Methods: In this prospective observational study we included consecutive adult patients with a chronic indwelling catheter-associated UTI and sepsis hospitalized in medical departments. The primary outcomes were 30-days all-cause mortality and long-term survival at end of the follow-up...
August 2, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020166/long-term-impact-of-an-educational-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-on-hospital-acquired-candidemia-and-multidrug-resistant-bloodstream-infections-a-quasi-experimental-study-of-interrupted-time-series-analysis
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José Molina, Germán Peñalva, María V Gil-Navarro, Julia Praena, José A Lepe, María A Pérez-Moreno, Carmen Ferrándiz, Teresa Aldabó, Manuela Aguilar, Peter Olbrich, Manuel E Jiménez-Mejías, María L Gascón, Rosario Amaya-Villar, Olaf Neth, María J Rodríguez-Hernández, Antonio Gutiérrez-Pizarraya, José Garnacho-Montero, Cristina Montero, Josefina Cano, Julián Palomino, Raquel Valencia, Rocío Álvarez, Elisa Cordero, Marta Herrero, José M Cisneros
Background: The global crisis of bacterial resistance urges the scientific community to implement intervention programs in healthcare facilities to promote an appropriate use of antibiotics. However, the clinical benefits or the impact on resistance of these interventions has not been definitively proven. Methods: We designed a quasi-experimental intervention study with an interrupted time-series analysis. A multidisciplinary team conducted a multifaceted educational intervention in our tertiary-care hospital over a five-year period...
August 7, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017610/hiv-among-people-who-inject-drugs-in-hungary
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András Ortutay, V Anna Gyarmathy, Zsuzsa Marjanek, Károly Nagy, József Rácz, István Barcs
BACKGROUND: Before 2014 (the year of closure of the two largest needle exchange programs in Hungary, which halved the number of available syringes in the country despite increased injecting risk practices) no HIV was reportedly acquired in Hungary among people who inject drugs (PWIDs) who were not also men who had sex with other men (MSM). In 2014, one and in 2015 two non-MSM PWIDs were newly diagnosed with HIV who supposedly became infected in Hungary, and both incident HIV cases in 2015 were diagnosed in the AIDS stage...
October 11, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017247/a-17-year-nationwide-study-of-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-bloodstream-infections-among-patients-in-the-united-states-veterans-health-administration
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Nadim G El Chakhtoura, Elie Saade, Brigid M Wilson, Federico Perez, Krisztina M Papp-Wallace, Robert A Bonomo
Background: Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are a group of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria rarely reported in patients without cystic fibrosis (CF) or immunocompromising conditions. We investigated Bcc bloodstream infections (BSIs) in a cohort of non-CF patients from the US Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Methods: Using VHA databases, we identified patients with Bcc BSI at facilities nationwide from 1999 through 2015. We ascertained clinical characteristics, treatments, and outcomes and identified factors associated with 30-day mortality in logistic regression analysis...
October 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992569/4-alkyliden-azetidinones-modified-with-plant-derived-polyphenols-antibacterial-and-antioxidant-properties
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Daria Giacomini, Rosario Musumeci, Paola Galletti, Giulia Martelli, Lorenzo Assennato, Gianni Sacchetti, Alessandra Guerrini, Enrico Calaresu, Marianna Martinelli, Clementina Cocuzza
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major and growing concerns in hospital- and community acquired infections, and new antimicrobial agents are therefore urgently required. It was reported that oxidative stress could contribute to the selection of resistant bacterial strains, since reactive oxygen species (ROS) revealed to be an essential driving force. In the present work 4-alkylidene-azetidinones, a new class of antibacterial agents, were functionalized with phytochemical polyphenolic acids such as protocatechuic, piperonyl, caffeic, ferulic, or sinapic acids and investigated as dual target antibacterial-antioxidant compounds...
September 23, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991319/-etiology-and-evolution-of-the-osteoarticular-infections-2009-2015-pediatric-hospital-pereira-rossell-uruguay
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Carlos Zuníno, Alejandra Vomero, Soledad Pandolfo, Claudia Gutiérrez, Gabriela Algorta, M Catalina Pírez, Gustavo Giachetto
BACKGROUND: The most frequent osteoarticular infections (OAI) etiological agent is Staphylococcus aureus. The prevalence of other microorganisms has changed after the introduction of new vaccines. AIM: To describe the etiology and evolution of the OAIs in children hospitalized in Pediatric Hospital Pereira Rossell between 2009 and 2015. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Joint fluid and bone puncture studies of hospitalized children suspected of OAI. Epidemiological characteristics, isolated microorganisms, complementary tests, initial treatment, complications, and days of hospitalization were analyzed...
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988382/does-time-of-surgery-and-complication-have-any-correlation-in-the-management-of-hip-fracture-in-elderly-and-can-early-surgery-affect-the-outcome
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S K Rai, Rohit Varma, S S Wani
OBJECTIVE: Hip fractures in the elderly are usually associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality and affect quality of life. On review of published data, the current guidelines in the literature indicate that early surgery should be performed within 24 h of injury because it is associated with better functional outcomes and lower rates of perioperative complications and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether any correlation exists between early surgical intervention and functional outcomes...
October 7, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982834/how-biomarkers-reflect-the-prognosis-and-treatment-of-necrotising-soft-tissue-infections-and-the-effects-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-the-protocol-of-the-prospective-cohort-protreat-study-conducted-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-copenhagen-denmark
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Peter Polzik, Pär I Johansson, Ole Hyldegaard
INTRODUCTION: Not enough is known regarding the prognosis and treatment of necrotising soft tissue infections (NSTIs). Mortality has been shown to be 25%-35%, with survivors coping with amputations and prolonged rehabilitation. This study will evaluate soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) as a possible prognostic marker of NSTI severity and mortality, as well as whether hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can modulate markers of endothelial damage during NSTI. We hypothesise that in patients with NSTI, suPAR can provide prognostic risk assessment on hospital admission and that HBOT can reduce the endothelial damage that these patients are exposed to...
October 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982611/nurse-driven-protocols-and-the-prevention-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-a-systematic-review
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Danielle J Durant
BACKGROUND: Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are one of the most common hospital-acquired conditions and no longer reimbursable from Medicare as of 2008. Nurse-driven protocols (NDPs), which provide a medically approved rubric for professional nurses to make autonomous care decisions, can facilitate appropriate catheter use and timely removal, as advised in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2009 CAUTI prevention guidelines. However, little attempt has been made to systematically evaluate their effect on clinical outcomes...
October 2, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982610/the-prospective-evaluation-of-risk-factors-and-clinical-influence-of-carbapenem-resistance-in-children-with-gram-negative-bacteria-infection
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Zumrut Sahbudak Bal, Nur Bekmezci, Mehmet Soylu, Semra Sen, Gulhadiye Avcu, Sohret Aydemir, Fadil Vardar
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant gram-negative (CRGN) infections have been increasing in recent years and associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiologic and clinical risk characteristics, risk factors, and outcome of CRGN infections and to compare with carbapenem-sensitive gram-negative (CSGN) infections in children. METHODS: Newly diagnosed CRGN infections in hospitalized children younger than age 18 years were prospectively recorded and all patients infected with a CSGN pathogen in the same unit within 48 hours of diagnosis were included in a control group between April 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014...
October 2, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
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