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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/28614081/spontaneous-fungal-peritonitis-a-rare-but-severe-complication-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Marta Gravito-Soares, Elisa Gravito-Soares, Sandra Lopes, Graça Ribeiro, Pedro Figueiredo
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is the most common infectious complication in cirrhosis. Spontaneous fungal peritonitis is rare and remains unknown. In this work, spontaneous fungal peritonitis as well as risk factors and prognosis are characterized. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective case-control study of 253 consecutive admissions by peritonitis in cirrhotic patients was carried out between 2006 and 2015. Comparison of patients with spontaneous fungal peritonitis (cases) and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis with positive microbiologic ascitic fluid culture (controls) was performed...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596960/acinetobacter-baumannii-infection-in-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-patients-with-sepsis
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Muzaheed Abdul Rasheed, Faisal Mousa Alzahrani, Saeed Sattar Shaikh
PURPOSE: To identify the Acinetobacter baumannii infection among transfusion dependent thalassemia patients. METHODS: A quantitative approach was employed to assess Acinetobacter baumannii infection in transfusion dependent thalassemia patients. Samples were collected from 916 patients, which have shown bacterial growth on MacConkey and blood agar culture media. A. baumannii strains were identified by microbiological methods and Gram's staining. API 20 E kit (Biomerieux, USA) was used for final identification...
2017: BioMed Research International
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/28588174/c-reactive-protein-crp-as-a-single-biomarker-for-diagnosis-of-neonatal-sepsis-a-comprehensive-meta-analysis
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K H Shabuj, J Hossain, S C Moni, S K Dey
Neonatal sepsis (NS) is a life-threatening disorder and an important cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates. Blood culture, the gold standard for diagnosis of neonatal sepsis is costly, not available at all centres and test result not readily available. CRP is low cost diagnostic test for neonatal sepsis which is possible to perform at all centres and test result is easily available. We aimed to evaluate the usefulness of C-reactive protein (CRP) measurement to identify neonatal sepsis. We conducted this meta-analysis to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of the CRP in neonatal sepsis...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
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/28566116/adherence-to-local-antimicrobial-guidelines-for-initial-treatment-of-community-acquired-infections
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Trine Langfeldt Hagen, Mathias Amdi Hertz, Gábor Balázs Uhrin, Michael Dalager-Pedersen, Henrik Carl Schønheyder, Henrik Nielsen
INTRODUCTION: Adherence to antimicrobial guidelines is key to ensuring a correct treatment of severe infections and to lessening misuse of broad-spectrum antimicrobials. We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional study at the Emergency Department of Aalborg University Hospital, North Denmark Region. Our aim was to examine adherence to local antimicrobial guidelines in the empirical treatment of community-acquired infections and to identity any predictors of guideline non-adherence. METHODS: We identified 1,555 patients who had blood cultures performed and were admitted to the medical emergency department in 2016...
June 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564621/the-characteristics-and-impact-of-source-of-infection-on-sepsis-related-icu-outcomes
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Niranjan Jeganathan, Stephen Yau, Neha Ahuja, Dara Otu, Brian Stein, Louis Fogg, Robert Balk
BACKGROUND: Source of infection is an independent predictor of sepsis-related mortality. To date, studies have failed to evaluate differences in septic patients based on the source of infection. METHODS: Retrospective study of all patients with sepsis admitted to the ICU of a university hospital within a 12month time period. RESULTS: Sepsis due to intravascular device and multiple sources had the highest number of positive blood cultures and microbiology whereas lung and abdominal sepsis had the least...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560277/theoretical-assessment-data-for-the-binding-of-sepsis-causing-pathogens-to-apoh-beads
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Manjula Ramya Vutukuru, Nivedita Mitra
The data presented in this paper supports the research article "A rapid, highly sensitive and culture-free detection of pathogens from blood by positive enrichment" ( Vutukuru et al., 2016) [1]. We compared a list of sepsis causing pathogens to the ApoH binding data given to us by ApoH technologies. The data highlights the binding of ApoH beads to sepsis causing pathogens.
August 2017: Data in Brief
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552958/characterization-of-basal-and-lipopolysaccharide-induced-microrna-expression-in-equine-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-using-next-generation-sequencing
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Nicholas J Parkinson, Virginia A Buechner-Maxwell, Sharon G Witonsky, R Scott Pleasant, Stephen R Werre, S Ansar Ahmed
The innate immune response to lipopolysaccharide contributes substantially to the morbidity and mortality of gram-negative sepsis. Horses and humans share an exquisite sensitivity to lipopolysaccharide and thus the horse may provide valuable comparative insights into this aspect of the inflammatory response. MicroRNAs, small non-coding RNA molecules acting as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression, have key roles in toll-like receptor signaling regulation but have not been studied in this context in horses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552416/case-of-pacemaker-pocket-infection-caused-by-finegoldia-magna
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Seyed Hamed Hosseini Dehkordi, Georgina Osorio
Finegoldia magna (formerly called Peptostreptococcus magnus) is a Gram-positive anaerobic coccus which is increasingly recognized as an opportunistic pathogen. We present a case of F. magna associated non-valvular cardiovascular device-related infection in an 83 year-old male who received a permanent pacemaker for sick sinus syndrome seven weeks prior to his presentation. Five weeks after the implantation, the pacemaker and leads were explanted because of clinical evidence of pacemaker pocket infection. He was initially treated with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim based on the Gram stain results from the removed pacemaker...
May 25, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551896/-review-of-common-pathogens-in-the-bone-and-blood-cultures-and-antibiotic-treatment-in-patients-with-sternal-osteomyelitis
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Michal Benkler, Ori Shulman, Yoav Avrahamy, David Mendes, Yoav Arus, Ron Fishel, Amos Leviav, Dana Egozi
AIMS: This study concentrates on microbiological data collection of deep sternal wounds to delineate early and correct antibiotic therapy. BACKGROUND: Deep sternal wound infection, mediastinitis and sternal osteomyelitis are devastating and life-threatening complications of median-sternotomy incisions after cardiac surgical procedures. The incidence of surgical wound infection in sternotomies should be similar to that in any clean surgical procedure (i.e. approximately 2%)...
February 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543519/a-new-treatment-of-sepsis-caused-by-veillonella-parvula-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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J Li, P Chen, J Li, X Gao, X Chen, J Chen
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVES: Veillonella parvula is usually regarded as a contaminant bacteria associated with polymicrobial infection. Here we report a rare case of sepsis caused by V. parvula, which was successfully treated by chloramphenicol. In addition, the therapeutic strategy for V. parvula infection was reviewed. CASE SUMMARY: A 55-year-old woman underwent surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis and developed high fever (39.5°C) after surgery, accompanied by chills and fatigue...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542614/evaluation-of-the-sepsis-flow-chip-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-blood-infections
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Antonio Galiana, Javier Coy, Adelina Gimeno, Noemi Marco Guzman, Francisco Rosales, Esperanza Merino, Gloria Royo, Juan Carlos Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Blood infections are serious complex conditions that generally require rapid diagnosis and treatment. The big challenge is to reduce the time necessary to make a diagnosis with current clinical microbiological methods so as to improve the treatment given to patients. METHODS: In this study, we assess for the first time the Sepsis Flow Chip assay, which is a novel diagnostic assay for simultaneous rapid-detection of the vast majority of bloodstream pathogens, including Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and fungi, in the same assay, and for the detection of most common antibiotic resistance genes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542440/plasma-kallistatin-in-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Wei-Chieh Lin, Chang-Wen Chen, Lee Chao, Julie Chao, Yee-Shin Lin
Kallistatin, an endogenous serine proteinase inhibitor, is protective against sepsis in animal models. The aim of this study was to determine the plasma concentration of kallistatin in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with severe sepsis and septic shock and to determine their potential correlation with disease severity and outcomes. We enrolled 86 ICU patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Their plasma concentrations of kallistatin, kallikrein, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538018/low-serum-angiopoietin-1-high-serum-angiopoietin-2-and-high-ang-2-ang-1-protein-ratio-are-associated-with-early-onset-sepsis-in-surinamese-newborns
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Rens Zonneveld, Rianne Jongman, Amadu Juliana, Wilco Zijlmans, Frans Plötz, Grietje Molema, Matijs van Meurs
PURPOSE: Vascular inflammation and leakage in sepsis is mediated by Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) and -2 (Ang-2) and their phosphorylation of the endothelial Tie-2 receptor. Levels of Ang-2 change in adults and children during sepsis, which is associated with severity of sepsis. This study investigates levels of Ang-1 and Ang-2 in newborns to gain insight in the vascular pathophysiology of early onset sepsis (EOS) within 72 hours after birth. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed amongst 71 Surinamese newborns treated with antibiotics for suspected EOS and 20 control newborns...
May 22, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536343/-successful-prophylactic-minocycline-treatment-for-recurrent-helicobacter-cinaedi-sepsis-during-chemotherapy-in-a-patient-with-follicular-lymphoma
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Yasuo Aota, Akihiko Gotoh, Itaru Nakamura, Kazuki Motoya, Yuko Okuda, Naofumi Hanyu, Toshihiro Honma, Ryutaro Udou, Tomohisa Yokoyama, Naoyuki Kitagawa, Norio Komatsu
A 63-year-old man with follicular lymphoma was administered standard R-CHOP chemotherapy. Six days after the second course of chemotherapy, the patient developed fever and chills. Blood cultures yielded rod-shaped gram-negative bacteria, but no further identification was obtained. High fever and chills returned on the fifth and sixth days after the third and fourth courses of R-CHOP, respectively. These blood cultures were also positive. Since we detected spiral-shaped gram-negative rods, we performed a prolonged culture during the febrile period after the fourth course of R-CHOP...
May 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534038/analysis-of-mitochondrial-transfer-in-direct-co-cultures-of-human-monocyte-derived-macrophages-mdm-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-msc
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Megan V Jackson, Anna D Krasnodembskaya
Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) are adult stem cells which have been shown to improve survival, enhance bacterial clearance and alleviate inflammation in pre-clinical models of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis. These diseases are characterised by uncontrolled inflammation often underpinned by bacterial infection. The mechanisms of MSC immunomodulatory effects are not fully understood yet. We sought to investigate MSC cell contact-dependent communication with alveolar macrophages (AM), professional phagocytes which play an important role in the lung inflammatory responses and anti-bacterial defence...
May 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
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