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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822610/evaluation-of-fever-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Sarah DeWitt, Summer A Chavez, Jack Perkins, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Fever is one of the most common complaints in the emergency department (ED) and is more complex than generally appreciated. The broad differential diagnosis of fever includes numerous infectious and non-infectious etiologies. An essential skill in emergency medicine is recognizing the pitfalls in fever evaluation. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: This review provides an overview of the complaint of fever in the ED to assist the emergency physician with a structured approach to evaluation...
August 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820897/persistent-infection-due-to-a-small-colony-variant-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-leads-to-pd-1-upregulation-on-circulating-immune-cells-and-mononuclear-infiltration-in-viscera-of-experimental-balb-c-mice
#2
Jia-Xiang See, Samudi Chandramathi, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Jamuna Vadivelu, Esaki M Shankar
BACKGROUND: Melioidosis is a neglected tropical disease endemic across South East Asia and Northern Australia. The etiological agent, Burkholderia pseudomallei (B.pseudomallei), is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, motile bacterium residing in the soil and muddy water across endemic regions of the tropical world. The bacterium is known to cause persistent infections by remaining latent within host cells for prolonged duration. Reactivation of the recrudescent disease often occurs in elders whose immunity wanes...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818690/early-estimates-of-2016-17-seasonal-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-in-primary-care-in-france
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Cécile Souty, Ana-Maria Vilcu, Lisandru Capai, Sylvie van der Werf, Martine Valette, Thierry Blanchon, Bruno Lina, Sylvie Behillil, Thomas Hanslik, Alessandra Falchi
BACKGROUND: The ongoing 2016/17 influenza epidemic in France is characterized by the circulation of A(H3N2) viruses, known to cause more severe illness among at risk populations. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to provide early influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE) estimates for the ongoing influenza epidemic in France and compare these estimates over the six post-pandemic IVE. STUDY DESIGN: We used clinical and virological data collected in primary care by the French Sentinelles network...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816565/dacryocystectomy-as-a-treatment-of-chronic-dacryocystitis-in-the-elderly
#4
Mariana N Meireles, Magda Mh Viveiros, Roberta Lfs Meneghin, Alicia Galindo-Ferreiro, Mariângela Ea Marques, Silvana A Schellini
To evaluate the dacryocystectomy (DCT) outcomes for chronic dacryocystitis in an elderly population over 70 years old. A retrospective chart review was performed for patients over 70 years old who were diagnosed with chronic dacryocystitis and underwent DCT at the Botucatu School of Medicine, UNESP, Brazil, from 2007 to July 2014. Data were collected about patient demographics, age, gender, previous nasal, or ophthalmic diseases, symptoms related to the lacrimal drainage system preoperatively and postoperatively, signs of enlargement of the lacrimal sac (regurgitation of secretion), and histopathologic evaluation...
August 17, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814408/intrinsic-maturational-neonatal-immune-deficiencies-and-susceptibility-to-group-b-streptococcus-infection
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REVIEW
Michelle L Korir, Shannon D Manning, H Dele Davies
Although a normal member of the gastrointestinal and vaginal microbiota, group B Streptococcus (GBS) can also occasionally be the cause of highly invasive neonatal disease and is an emerging pathogen in both elderly and immunocompromised adults. Neonatal GBS infections are typically transmitted from mother to baby either in utero or during passage through the birth canal and can lead to pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis within the first few months of life. Compared to the adult immune system, the neonatal immune system has a number of deficiencies, making neonates more susceptible to infection...
October 2017: Clinical Microbiology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811986/elderly-age-as-a-risk-factor-for-30-day-postoperative-outcomes-following-elective-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion
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John Di Capua, Sulaiman Somani, Jun S Kim, Kevin Phan, Nathan J Lee, Parth Kothari, Samuel K Cho
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is one of the most commonly performed spinal procedures. Considering the high success and low complications rate of ACDF and high prevalence of age-related degeneration of the cervical spine, the rates of ACDF are expected to continually rise. The objective is to identify the association between patient age and 30-day postoperative outcomes following elective ACDF...
August 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807604/focusing-on-the-implementation-of-21st-century-vaccines-for-adults
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Paolo Bonanni, Guglielmo Bonaccorsi, Chiara Lorini, Francesca Santomauro, Emilia Tiscione, Sara Boccalini, Angela Bechini
Adult immunization is a priority for public health, particularly in countries where an aging population has become increasingly more numerous. Protection against diseases which typically affect adults (like flu, pneumococcal diseases and Herpes zoster), the shift of age of infections which originally affected children (like measles), the decreasing protection with time for infections which need periodical booster doses of vaccines (Tdap), the availability of vaccines which can also impact on adult health (HPV) are only some examples of the importance of implementing targeted vaccination strategies...
August 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803419/specific-periodontopathic-bacterial-infection-affects-hypertension-in-male-cardiovascular-disease-patients
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Norio Aoyama, Jun-Ichi Suzuki, Hidetoshi Kumagai, Yuichi Ikeda, Hiroshi Akazawa, Issei Komuro, Masato Minabe, Yuichi Izumi, Mitsuaki Isobe
Hypertension (HT) is a systemic disorder that results in the decline of quality of life and death. While patients with periodontitis are at a high risk of HT, little causal information has been provided to date. To clarify the relationship, periodontopathic bacterial infection in cardiovascular patients with or without HT was evaluated. The subjects were patients with (n = 412) or without (n = 199) HT who attended Tokyo Medical and Dental University hospital. Blood examinations and periodontal measurements were performed...
August 12, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798220/vascular-access-type-and-clinical-outcomes-among-elderly-patients-on-hemodialysis
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Timmy Lee, Mae Thamer, Qian Zhang, Yi Zhang, Michael Allon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The optimal type of initial permanent access for hemodialysis among the elderly is controversial. Duration of central venous catheter dependence, patient comorbidities, and life expectancy are important considerations in whether to place an arteriovenous fistula or graft. We used an observational study design to compare clinical outcomes in elderly patients who initiated hemodialysis with a central venous catheter and subsequently had an arteriovenous fistula or graft placed...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797322/2015-16-seasonal-vaccine-effectiveness-against-hospitalisation-with-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-and-b-among-elderly-people-in-europe-results-from-the-i-move-project
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Marc Rondy, Amparo Larrauri, Itziar Casado, Valeria Alfonsi, Daniela Pitigoi, Odile Launay, Ritva K Syrjänen, Giedre Gefenaite, Ausenda Machado, Vesna Višekruna Vučina, Judith Krisztina Horváth, Iwona Paradowska-Stankiewicz, Sierk D Marbus, Alin Gherasim, Jorge Alberto Díaz-González, Caterina Rizzo, Alina E Ivanciuc, Florence Galtier, Niina Ikonen, Aukse Mickiene, Veronica Gomez, Sanja Kurečić Filipović, Annamária Ferenczi, Monika R Korcinska, Rianne van Gageldonk-Lafeber, Marta Valenciano
We conducted a multicentre test-negative case-control study in 27 hospitals of 11 European countries to measure 2015/16 influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE) against hospitalised influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and B among people aged ≥ 65 years. Patients swabbed within 7 days after onset of symptoms compatible with severe acute respiratory infection were included. Information on demographics, vaccination and underlying conditions was collected. Using logistic regression, we measured IVE adjusted for potential confounders...
July 27, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796199/markers-of-t-cell-senescence-in-humans
#11
REVIEW
Weili Xu, Anis Larbi
Many countries are facing the aging of their population, and many more will face a similar obstacle in the near future, which could be a burden to many healthcare systems. Increased susceptibility to infections, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease, cancer as well as reduced efficacy of vaccination are important matters for researchers in the field of aging. As older adults show higher prevalence for a variety of diseases, this also implies higher risk of complications, including nosocomial infections, slower recovery and sequels that may reduce the autonomy and overall quality of life of older adults...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795663/-evaluation-function-of-intermedin-on-prognosis-of-elderly-patients-with-sepsis
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Yi Zhang, Fengxue Zhu, Weihuan Du, Yongmei He, Li Guo, Zhihong Yan, Hong Ji
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the predicting value of intermedin (IMD) for the prognosis of elderly sepsis patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. Forty-one patients with sepsis, aged ≥65 years, and admitted to geriatrics intensive care unit of Aerospace Center Hospital from April 2015 to December 2016 were enrolled. Thirty healthy patients were studied as control during the same time. The expression of C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) and IMD were tested within 24 hours during hospitalization, and the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score and prognosis was evaluated...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795380/peritoneal-dialysis-associated-catheter-infection-caused-by-mycobacterium-abscessus-in-an-elderly-patient-who-was-successfully-treated-with-catheter-removal
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Arata Hibi, Takahisa Kasugai, Keisuke Kamiya, Keisuke Kamiya, Chiharu Ito, Satoru Kominato, Ken Mizuguchi, Toshiyuki Miura, Katsushi Koyama
An 89-year-old Japanese man on peritoneal dialysis (PD) was suspected of having a PD-associated catheter infection. He visited the hospital because of the discharge of pus from the exit site of his catheter. Gram staining of the pus showed Gram-positive bacilli, but these were acid-fast bacilli. The rapidly growing nontuberculous mycobacteria, Mycobacterium abscessus, was isolated. PD catheter removal and debridement were immediately performed. The patient received combination antibiotic therapy. His clinical course was good, but he required hemodialysis due to the discontinuation of PD...
August 9, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793879/septic-arthritis-significantly-increased-the-long-term-mortality-in-geriatric-patients
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Chia-Jung Wu, Chien-Cheng Huang, Shih-Feng Weng, Ping-Jen Chen, Chien-Chin Hsu, Jhi-Joung Wang, How-Ran Guo, Hung-Jung Lin
BACKGROUND: The elderly are predisposed to septic arthritis (SA) because of the aging nature and increasing comorbidities. SA may in turn increase the long-term mortality in the geriatric patients; however, it remains unclear. We conducted this prospective nationwide population-based cohort study to clarify this issue. METHODS: Using Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), we identified 1667 geriatric participants (≥ 65 years) with SA and 16,670 geriatric participants without SA matched at a ratio of 1:10 by age, sex, and index date between 1999 and 2010...
August 9, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793102/deaths-among-the-elderly-with-icu-infections
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Álvaro Francisco Lopes de Sousa, Artur Acelino Francisco Luz Nunes Queiroz, Layze Braz de Oliveira, Luana Kelle Batista Moura, Denise de Andrade, Evandro Watanabe, Maria Eliete Batista Moura
Objective: to evaluate the clinical outcome of elderly patients admitted to intensive care units who had nosocomial infection, correlating the findings with sociodemographic and clinical variables. Method: descriptive research, performed with 308 elderly patients. The collection was made from medical records and covers the years 2012 to 2015. Uni-/bivariate analyses were performed. Results: a statistical association was found between the clinical outcome types and the variables age, length of stay, presence of previous comorbidities, main diagnosis, respiratory and urinary tract infections, use of central venous and indwelling urinary catheters, mechanical ventilation, and tracheostomy...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791587/what-is-this-image-2017-image%C3%A2-2-result-coronary-stent-infection-diagnosed-by-gallium-scan
#16
Alexander Elder, Kuan-Ching Ho, Kevin C Allman, Harry Lowe, David Amos, Mark Adams
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 8, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791237/update-on-voiding-dysfunction-managed-with-suprapubic-catheterization
#17
REVIEW
Sharon F English
As the population ages the prevalence of long-term urinary catheters, especially in the elderly, is going to increase. Urinary catheters are usually placed to manage urinary retention or incontinence that cannot be managed any other way. There is significant morbidity associated with an indwelling catheter. The commonest problems are catheter blockages, infection and bladder stones. These will occur with a similar incidence with either a suprapubic or a urethral catheter. Urethral complications such as strictures, scrotal infection and erosion are less common with suprapubic catheterization (SPC)...
July 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790240/-successful-treatment-of-acute-empyema-due-to-rupture-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
#18
Isamu Watanabe, Naoki Kanauchi, Hikaru Watanabe, Akira Hamada
Cases of rescue after rupture of pyogenic liver abscess into the thorax are rare. Here, we report 2 cases of rescue in patients with acute empyema due to rupture of a suppurative abscess into the thorax. Case 1:A 61-year-old male had high fever of 39 °C and right abdominal pain. Thoracic computed tomography(CT) showed encapsulated pleural effusion in the right thorax and ring-like enhancement in the right liver. The diagnosis was acute empyema caused by rupture of liver abscess. The pathogenic bacteria were Streptococcus group...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783552/a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-trials-assessing-the-effects-of-probiotic-preparations-on-oral-candidiasis-in-the-elderly
#19
REVIEW
Ruixue Ai, Jiao Wei, Danhua Ma, Lu Jiang, Hongxia Dan, Yu Zhou, Ning Ji, Xin Zeng, Qianming Chen
OBJECTIVE: Oral candidiasis is the most common fungal infection and can be attributed in part to dysbiosis, an imbalance in the resident oral microflora. Therefore, probiotics, which counter pathogenic microorganisms through competitive, antagonistic, and immunological effects, have been used by some clinicians. To date, the effect of probiotics in preventing oral candidiasis in the elderly is controversial. A systematic review that summarizes and critically appraises the available clinical trials is therefore necessary...
April 30, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781838/acute-pancreatitis-in-immunocompromised-patients-beware-of-varicella-zoster-virus-primo-infection
#20
Adrien Picod, Elise Corre, Eric Maury, Paul Duriez, Nadia Hoyeau, Paul Coppo
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) primo-infection can be severe in the elderly and in immunocompromised patients. Atypical presentations are not uncommon and may mislead the diagnosis and delay adequate treatment. Valacyclovir prophylaxis should be systematically proposed in immunocompromised patients.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
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