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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165580/role-of-anaerobic-blood-cultures-in-neonatal-bacteremia
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Nathan Messbarger, Kari Neemann
Background: Evaluation for neonatal sepsis routinely includes performing both aerobic and anaerobic blood cultures despite our lack of knowledge of the true incidence of anaerobic bacteremia in this age group and the consequences of not performing these paired cultures. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of all blood cultures performed for neonates in a children's hospital. Clinically significant pathogens were defined as microorganisms that rarely are considered to be contaminants, that were recovered from multiple blood cultures or sites, or were considered significant according to the patient's attending physician...
November 20, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164361/bacteraemia-in-emergency-departments-effective-antibiotic-reassessment-is-associated-with-a-better-outcome
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Charlotte Aillet, Didier Jammes, Agnès Fribourg, Sophie Léotard, Olivier Pellat, Patricia Etienne, Dominique Néri, Djamel Lameche, Olivier Pantaloni, Serge Tournoud, Pierre-Marie Roger
Patients with bacteraemia constitute an useful population for an audit of antibiotic treatments. Empirical antibiotic therapy (EAT) and its reassessment must take into account clinical data and microbiological results. Our aim was to determine the impact of these sequential steps of the therapy on survival. This was a retrospective multicentre study which included patients admitted to emergency departments (ED) for whom blood cultures were positive over a 4-month period. Microbial results were compiled from the database of the laboratories...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164156/disseminated-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-complex-infection-presenting-with-disseminated-intravascular-coagulation-in-an-aids-patient
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Folusakin Ayoade, James Cotelingam, Andrew Stevenson Joel Chandranesan
Disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (MAC) infection is one of the relatively common opportunistic infections seen in severely immunocompromised AIDS patients. A constellation of clinical, laboratory, and pathological features involving multiple organ systems are often present in disseminated MAC infection but disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has not been previously described in association with this condition. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of DIC complicating disseminated MAC infection in an AIDS patient...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158076/microcirculation-and-red-cell-transfusion-in-patients-with-sepsis
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REVIEW
Øystein Wendelbo, Tor Hervig, Oddbjørn Haugen, Jerard Seghatchian, Håkon Reikvam
Early identification of sepsis followed by diagnostic blood cultures and prompt administration of appropriate intravenous antibiotics covering all likely pathogen remains the corner stone in the initial management of sepsis. Source control, obtained by harvesting microbiological cultures and removal or drainage of the infected foci, is mandatory. However, optimization of hemodynamically unstable patients including volume support supplemented with vasopressor, inotropic and transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) in case of persistent hypoperfusion have the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality...
November 10, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153062/-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-lightcycler%C3%A2-septifast-assay-in-the-childhood-febrile-neutropenia
#5
Esra Mimaroğlu, Elvan Çağlar Çıtak, Necdet Kuyucu, Gönül Arslan
Infection is the main problem among the patients receiving cancer therapy. The mortality rate can be reduced by the appropriate treatment in the right time. Although blood culture is the gold standard for the diagnoses of sepsis, many factors influence the results of blood culture in children. For this reason, real time polymerase chain reaction (Rt-PCR) has gained importance for the diagnoses of microbiological agents as it is faster than the conventional methods. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy of SeptiFast (SF) test with blood culture among children with neutropenic fever...
October 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144965/role-of-serum-1-3%C3%AE-d-glucan-assay-in-early-diagnosis-of-invasive-fungal-infections-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Abd Elazeez Shabaan, Lobna Mahmoud Elbaz, Wafaa M El-Emshaty, Basma Shouman
OBJECTIVES: To study the microbiological pattern of late onset neonatal sepsis cultures and to assess the diagnostic performance of serum (1,3)-β-d-glucan level for early diagnosis of invasive fungemia in high-risk infants admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. METHODS: A prospective multicenter clinical trial conducted on infants at high risk for invasive fungal infections, with suspected late onset sepsis, admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit at Mansoura University Children's Hospital and Mansoura General Hospital between March 2014 and February 2016...
November 13, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135009/bacterial-species-identifiable-magnetic-nanosystems-for-early-sepsis-diagnosis-and-extracorporeal-photodynamic-blood-disinfection
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Jianhao Wang, Hao Wu, Yanmei Yang, Rong Yan, Yuan Zhao, Yanhao Wang, Aihong Chen, Shilong Shao, Pengju Jiang, Yong-Qiang Li
Despite the numerous bacteria detection and elimination techniques available nowadays, sensitive diagnosis and treatment of sepsis (caused by the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream), especially at the early stage, remain big challenges. Here we report a nanosystem for early sepsis diagnosis and complete extracorporeal blood disinfection, based on iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with chlorin e6 molecules and bacterial species-identifiable aptamers (Fe3O4-Ce6-Apt). We demonstrate that the Fe3O4-Ce6-Apt nanosystem can achieve simultaneous blood bacterial species identification and enrichment in a single step, and the enriched bacteria can be easily detected with the assistance of fluorescence microscopic determination...
November 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134932/outbreak-of-pichia-kudriavzevii-fungaemia-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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T Nagarathnamma, Sneha K Chunchanur, Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy, K R Vineetha, Karthik Ramamurthy, Jillwin Joseph, R Ambica
PURPOSE: Fungaemia is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). We report an outbreak of fungaemia in a NICU due to rare yeast, Pichia kudriavzevii (a teleomorph of Candida krusei). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of neonatal sepsis due to P. kudriavzevii. METHODOLOGY: Between August and September 2014, blood cultures from nine neonates diagnosed with late-onset sepsis in the NICU yielded yeast-like organisms...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133025/perivalvular-mitral-abscess-fistulised-to-the-pericardial-cavity-revealing-staphylococcal-endocarditis
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Paul Desaint, Anthony Chauvat, Thomas Garaud, Olivier Andremont, Gaëtan Plantefève, Hervé Mentec, Damien Contou
BACKGROUND: Fistula to the pericardial cavity is a very rare complication of perivalvular abscess during infective endocarditis, with Staphylococcus aureus being the most commonly associated microorganism. METHODS: We report a fatal septic shock due to a mitral endocarditis revealed by a myocardial abscess fistulised toward the pericardial cavity. RESULTS: A 66-year-old female without previous valvular disease was admitted to intensive care for severe sepsis...
October 31, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123892/a-case-of-panspinal-epidural-abscess-that-presented-with-meningeal-irritation
#10
Naoki Okada, Takashi Nishiyama, Maki Kurihara, Yusuke Nishimura, Yoshiro Nishimura, Yukihiro Ando, Saori Otsubo, Katsumi Yamada, Yuji Maeda
Case: In rare cases, spinal epidural abscess involves the entire spine and can lead to neurological deficits and sepsis if treatment is delayed or suboptimal. A 65-year-old man was admitted with a diagnosis of bacterial meningitis. After admission, magnetic resonance imaging showed a spinal epidural abscess from the cervical to lumbar spine. Blood culture revealed Staphylococcus aureus. The patient was initially treated medically because he had no neurological deficits. Repeat blood culture remained positive and abscesses were found in the mediastinum and bilateral psoas muscles...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123842/severe-sepsis-caused-by-capnocytophaga-canimorsus-complicated-by-thrombotic-microangiopathy-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
#11
Shota Maezawa, Daisuke Kudo, Keiichiro Asanuma, Daisuke Takekoshi, Ryuichiro Egashira, Shigeki Kushimoto
Case: A 61-year-old man with an unremarkable medical history was admitted with fever 7 days after being bitten by his dog. On day 3, he showed altered mental status, and laboratory data showed progressive hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, hyperbilirubinemia, renal dysfunction, coagulopathy, and schistocytosis. Severe sepsis complicated with thrombotic microangiopathy caused by Capnocytophaga canimorsus was suspected. Outcome: Plasma exchange was applied to treat the thrombotic microangiopathy and resulted in platelet count increase and improved renal function, hyperbilirubinemia, and schistocytosis...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117261/diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-roche-septifast-pcr-system-for-the-rapid-detection-of-blood-pathogens-in-neonatal-sepsis-a-prospective-clinical-trial
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Julia Straub, Helga Paula, Michaela Mayr, David Kasper, Ojan Assadian, Angelika Berger, Judith Rittenschober-Böhm
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosis of neonatal sepsis remains a major challenge in neonatology. Most molecular-based methods are not customized for neonatal requirements. The aim of the present study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of a modified multiplex PCR protocol for the detection of neonatal sepsis using small blood volumes. METHODS: 212 episodes of suspected neonatal late onset sepsis were analyzed prospectively using the Roche SeptiFast® MGRADE PCR with a modified DNA extraction protocol and software-handling tool...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115647/clinical-infection-in-burn-patients-and-its-consequences
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Cem Emir Güldoğan, Murat Kendirci, Deniz Tikici, Emre Gündoğdu, Ahmet Çınar Yastı
BACKGROUND: Burn injuries facilitate invasive infections and sepsis not only by destroying the continuity of the protective skin barrier but also through systemic effects. The burn wound, blood, and urine samples are frequently cultured to determine the pathogen agent. The aim of this study was to analyze pathogen growth in patients' cultures confirmed as "infection positive" by the hospital Infection Control Committee and to assess the clinical implications of these growths. METHODS: Hospitalized patients included in the study were those with a total burned body surface area of >10% and "presence of infection" confirmed by the Infection Control Committee...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109168/risk-factors-and-outcomes-for-ineffective-empiric-treatment-in-gram-negative-sepsis-stratification-by-onset-of-infection
#14
Scott T Micek, Nicholas Hampton, Marin Kollef
Sepsis and septic shock remain serious infections with reported mortality rates in excess of forty percent. Timely antibiotic therapy in sepsis and septic shock is recognized as an important determinant of outcome. However, the administration of ineffective empiric treatment (IET) (an initial antibiotic regimen that is not active against the identified pathogen(s) based on in vitro susceptibility testing) is associated with excess mortality compared to effective empiric treatment (EET). We examined all hospitalized patients between January 2010 and October 2015 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital with the presence of a sterile site (blood, or pleural, abdominal, cerebrospinal, synovial, and pericardial fluid) culture positive for Gram-negative (GN) bacteria combined with primary or secondary ICD-9-CM codes for severe sepsis (995...
November 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103257/-fever-hepatic-dysfunction-and-interstitial-pneumonia-caused-by-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-guerin-bcg-instillation-after-urethral-bougie-a-case-report
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Satoshi Nitta, Shotaro Sakka, Tsuyoshi Endo, Manabu Komine, Masakazu Tsutsumi, Hiroyuki Nishiyama
A 60-year-old man had a past history of urothelial carcinoma of the left renal pelvis treated with laparoscopic left total nephroureterectomy in October 2004. He underwent transurethral resection of the bladder tumor (TUR-Bt) twice for recurrence of urothelial carcinoma in the bladder in April 2014 and February 2015, and subsequently received intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) instillation at weekly intervalsfor prevention of recurrence. In November 2016, a year and a half after BCG induction, he received BCG therapy after urethral bougie to dilate the urethral stricture...
October 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103237/inflammatory-response-in-preterm-newborns-born-after-prolonged-premature-rupture-of-membranes-is-there-a-correlation-with-placental-histological-findings
#16
Neri Katz, Letizia Schreiber, Anat Oron, Sarel Halachmi, David Kohelet
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among neonates in the United States. Early recognition of sepsis in this population is a challenging task since overt clinical signs can be difficult to determine. C-reactive protein (CRP), one of the most frequently non-specific used laboratory test, can indirectly aid the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the relationship between histological findings in the placenta of preterm newborns born after prolonged rupture of membranes, CRP levels, and blood cultures...
October 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097247/emerging-group-c-and-group-g-streptococcal-endocarditis-a-canadian-perspective
#17
Sylvain A Lother, Davinder S Jassal, Philippe Lagacé-Wiens, Yoav Keynan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with bacteremia caused by group C and group G streptococci (GCGS) and to characterize the burden of disease, clinical characteristics, and outcomes through a case series of patients with GCGS IE. METHODS: Individuals with blood cultures growing GCGS in Manitoba, Canada, between January 2012 and December 2015 were included. Clinical and echocardiographic parameters were collected retrospectively...
October 31, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093403/sepsis-caused-by-newly-identified-capnocytophaga-canis-following-cat-bites-c-canis-is-the-third-candidate-along-with-c-canimorsus-and-c-cynodegmi-causing-zoonotic-infection
#18
Minami Taki, Yoshio Shimojima, Ayako Nogami, Takuhiro Yoshida, Michio Suzuki, Koichi Imaoka, Hiroki Momoi, Norinao Hanyu
Sepsis caused by a Capnocytophaga canis infection has only been rarely reported. A 67-year-old female with a past medical history of splenectomy was admitted to our hospital with fever and general malaise. She had been bitten by a cat. She showed disseminated intravascular coagulation and multi-organ failure because of severe sepsis. On blood culture, characteristic gram-negative fusiform rods were detected; therefore, a Capnocytophaga species infection was suspected. A nucleotide sequence analysis revealed the species to be C...
November 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090355/microbiological-comparison-of-blood-culture-and-amplification-of-16s-rdna-methods-in-combination-with-dgge-for-detection-of-neonatal-sepsis-in-blood-samples
#19
Isela García-Gudiño, Eucario Yllescas-Medrano, Rolando Maida-Claros, Diana Soriano-Becerril, Nestor F Díaz, Guadalupe García-López, Anayansí Molina-Hernández, Oscar Flores-Herrera, Francisco J Zavala-Díaz de la Serna, María Del Rosario Peralta-Pérez, Héctor Flores-Herrera
It is estimated that 15% of all newborns admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for suspected sepsis receive multiple broad-spectrum antibiotics without pathogen identification. The gold standard for bacterial sepsis detection is blood culture, but the sensitivity of this method is very low. Recently, amplification and analysis of the 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) bacterial gene in combination with denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) has proven to be a useful approach for identifying bacteria that are difficult to isolate by standard culture methods...
October 31, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080931/evaluation-of-a-model-to-improve-collection-of-blood-cultures-in-patients-with-sepsis-in-the-emergency-room
#20
B Mariani, M Corbella, E Seminari, L Sacco, P Cambieri, F Capra Marzani, I F Martino, M A Bressan, A Muzzi, C Marena, C Tinelli, P Marone
Sepsis begins outside of the hospital for nearly 80% of patients and the emergency room (ER) represents the first contact with the health care system. This study evaluates a project to improve collection of blood cultures (BCs) in patients with sepsis in the ER consisting of staff education and completion of the appropriate BC pre-analytical phase. A retrospective observational study performed to analyse the data on BC collection in the ER before and after a three-phase project. The first phase (1 January to 30 June 2015) before the intervention consisted of evaluation of data on BCs routinely collected in the ER...
October 28, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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