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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538851/-antimicrobial-sensitivity-of-the-environmental-microbiota-in-the-intensive-care-units-of-a-peruvian-hospital
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José Díaz-Tello, Jesús Rojas-Jaimes, Jimmy Ibarra-Trujillo, Delza Tárraga-Gonzales
The objective was to detect Gram-negative bacilli and Gram-positive cocci isolated from the environmental microbiota of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) departments of Neonatology, Pediatrics, and Transplants (kidney, liver, and general) in a Lima hospital and determine their antimicrobial sensitivity. Eighty samples were obtained from inanimate surfaces using a wet swab. A total of 61 bacterial strains were identified, including Staphylococcus epidermis (46.0%), Alcaligenes sp. (21.3%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (16...
January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535440/management-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-with-a-new-antibiotic-adjuvant-entity-ceftriaxone-sulbactam-disodium-edetate-a-novel-approach-to-spare-carbapenems
#2
Prachee Sathe, Sagar Maddani, Shilpa Kulkarni, Nita Munshi
BACKGROUND: Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is one of the most serious nosocomial infections in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The aim of this study was to evaluate a new approach to spare the carbapenems for the management of patients diagnosed with VAP due to Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii). METHOD: This retrospective study was conducted on VAP patients presenting for treatment at tertiary care centre between May 2014 and March 2016. The case sheets of patients who have been treated for VAP with meropenem, antibiotic adjuvant entity (AAE) and colistin were analysed...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533998/ipilimumab-as-a-cause-of-severe-pan-colitis-and-colonic-perforation
#3
Raj Shah, Danielle Witt, Talal Asif, Fahad F Mir
Ipilimumab is a human monoclonal antibody that functions as a cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) inhibitor that is used to treat malignant melanoma. Due to ipilimumab's removal of immune regulation, specifically through the inactivation of CTLA-4, it is commonly associated with inflammatory and autoimmune events. Gastrointestinal (GI) related immune-related adverse events such as diarrhea occur in 29% of patients with 7.6% of patients specifically suffering from colitis. We describe a case of colonic perforation with ipilimumab use...
April 20, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532467/antimicrobial-consumption-costs-and-resistance-patterns-a-two-year-prospective-study-in-a-romanian-intensive-care-unit
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Carmen Axente, Monica Licker, Roxana Moldovan, Elena Hogea, Delia Muntean, Florin Horhat, Ovidiu Bedreag, Dorel Sandesc, Marius Papurica, Dorina Dugaesescu, Mirela Voicu, Luminita Baditoiu
BACKGROUND: Due to the vulnerable nature of its patients, the wide use of invasive devices and broad-spectrum antimicrobials used, the intensive care unit (ICU) is often called the epicentre of infections. In the present study, we quantified the burden of hospital acquired pathology in a Romanian university hospital ICU, represented by antimicrobial agents consumption, costs and local resistance patterns, in order to identify multimodal interventional strategies. METHODS: Between 1(st) January 2012 and 31(st) December 2013, a prospective study was conducted in the largest ICU of Western Romania...
May 22, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527564/prospective-comparison-of-perioperative-antibiotic-management-protocols-in-oncological-head-and-neck-surgery
#5
Alexander K Bartella, Mohammad Kamal, Jan Teichmann, Anita Kloss-Brandstätter, Timm Steiner, Frank Hölzle, Bernd Lethaus
OBJECTIVES: The adequate perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in head and neck cancer surgery is an important and easy applicable tool to decrease nosocomial morbidity and mortality by reducing the rate of infections. In the study a strictly perioperative antibiosis is compared with an extended postoperative prophylactic antibiosis. We aim to clarify the value of postoperative prophylactic antibiosis for the recovery and clinical course of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study 75 consecutive patients, who underwent major oncological head and neck surgery were included and divided in three groups, each containing 25 patients...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526309/antimicrobial-stewardship-for-hospitalized-patients-with-viral-respiratory-tract-infections
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Christopher F Lowe, Michael Payne, David Puddicombe, Allison Mah, Davie Wong, Allison Kirkwood, Mark W Hull, Victor Leung
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to implement a targeted antimicrobial stewardship intervention for patients with a viral respiratory tract infection. METHODS: This was a quasi-experimental before and after audit and feedback intervention of adult inpatients with a positive polymerase chain reaction for a respiratory virus in 2 acute care hospitals in Vancouver, Canada. Audit and feedback was implemented based on 2 criteria: microbiology (no positive bacterial cultures) and chest imaging (absence of pneumonia or consolidation on radiology dictation)...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518131/incidence-of-respiratory-viral-infection-in-infants-with-respiratory-symptoms-evaluated-for-late-onset-sepsis
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J B Cerone, R P Santos, D Tristram, D M Lamson, K A Stellrecht, K St George, M J Horgan, A Rios
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency, etiology and impact of respiratory viral infection (RVI) on infants evaluated for late-onset sepsis (LOS), defined as sepsis occurring >72 h of life, in the neonatal intensive care unit. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study conducted from 6 March 2014 to 3 May 2016 on infants evaluated for LOS. PCR viral panel performed on nasopharyngeal specimens among infants with clinical suspicion for RVI. Sequence analysis was performed to determine viral subtypes...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501674/target-attainment-with-continuous-dosing-of-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-critical-illness-a-prospective-observational-study
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Heleen Aardema, Prashant Nannan Panday, Mireille Wessels, Kay van Hateren, Willem Dieperink, Jos G W Kosterink, Jan-Willem Alffenaar, Jan G Zijlstra
Optimal dosing of β-lactam antibiotics in critically ill patients is a challenge given the unpredictable pharmacokinetic profile of this patient population. Several studies have shown intermittent dosing to often yield inadequate drug concentrations. Continuous dosing is an attractive alternative from a pharmacodynamic point of view. This study evaluated whether, during continuous dosing, piperacillin concentrations reached and maintained a pre-defined target in critically ill patients. Adult patients treated with piperacillin by continuous dosing in the intensive care unit of a university medical centre in The Netherlands were prospectively studied...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488108/-ventricular-tachyarrhythmia-as-a-side-effect-of-pharmacotherapy
#9
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Thomas Demming, Hendrik Bonnemeier
Ventricular tachyarrhythmia is a severe and life-threatening potential side effect of pharmacotherapy. Substances with proarrhythmic potential belong to various groups of medication. Apart from antiarrhythmic agents, especially antibiotics and psychiatric drugs are worth mentioning owing to their broad application. Interaction with cardiac potassium channels is the most important reason for drug-induced ventricular tachyarrhythmia. Over 20 years of research in animal models and clinical studies have uncovered the underlying mechanisms...
May 9, 2017: Herzschrittmachertherapie & Elektrophysiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486994/the-emergence-of-a-novel-sequence-type-of-mdr-acinetobacter-baumannii-from-the-intensive-care-unit-of-an-egyptian-tertiary-care-hospital
#10
Doaa Mohammad Ghaith, Mai Mahmoud Zafer, Mohamed Hamed Al-Agamy, Essam J Alyamani, Rayan Y Booq, Omar Almoazzamy
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF WORK: Acinetobacter baumannii is known for nosocomial outbreaks worldwide. In this study, we aimed to investigate the antibiotic susceptibility patterns and the clonal relationship of A. baumannii isolates from the intensive care unit (ICU) of an Egyptian hospital. METHODS: In the present study, 50 clinical isolates of multidrug resistant (MDR)-A. baumannii were obtained from patients admitted into the ICU from June to December 2015. All isolates were analyzed for antimicrobial susceptibilities...
May 10, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485320/aerosolized-amikacin-as-adjunctive-therapy-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-caused-by-multidrug-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-a-single-center-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chang Liu, Yu-Ting Zhang, Zhi-Yong Peng, Qing Zhou, Bo Hu, Hui Zhou, Jian-Guo Li
BACKGROUND: Aerosolized amikacin (AA) is a current option for the management of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB), as it is reported that AA could increase the alveolar level of the drug without increasing systemic toxicity. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of AA as an adjunctive therapy for VAP caused by MDR-GNB. METHODS: In this single-center, double-blind study conducted in a 36-bed general Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a tertiary hospital from June 2014 to June 2016, 52 ICU patients with confirmed MDR-GNB VAP were randomized to two groups (AA group, n = 27 and placebo group, n = 25)...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485312/pharmacokinetic-and-pharmacodynamic-efficacies-of-continuous-versus-intermittent-administration-of-meropenem-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study
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Hui-Ying Zhao, Jian Gu, Jie Lyu, Dan Liu, Yi-Tong Wang, Fang Liu, Feng-Xue Zhu, You-Zhong An
BACKGROUND: The antibiotic meropenem is commonly administered in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. We compared the pharmacokinetic, clinical, and bacteriological efficacies of continuous infusion of meropenem versus intermittent administration in such patients. METHODS: Patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with severe sepsis or septic shock who received meropenem were randomly assigned to either the continuous (n = 25) or intermittent groups (n = 25)...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484782/necrotizing-fasciitis-treatment-concepts-and-clinical-results
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M Leiblein, I Marzi, A L Sander, J H Barker, F Ebert, J Frank
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening soft tissue infection characterized by a rapid spreading infection of the subcutaneous tissue and in particular the fascia. The management of infected tissues requires a rapid diagnosis, immediate aggressive surgical management and an extended debridement. In some cases early amputations of the affected tissues and maximum intensive care treatment, in case of sepsis, are required. Due to a rising number of cases we aimed to evaluate our patients in a retrospective review...
May 8, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480236/serial-procalcitonin-as-a-predictor-of-bacteremia-and-need-for-intensive-care-unit-care-in-adults-with-pneumonia-including-those-with-highest-severity-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Suzanne M McCluskey, Philipp Schuetz, Michael S Abers, Benjamin Bearnot, Maria E Morales, Debora Hoffman, Shreya Patel, Lauren Rosario, Victor Chiappa, Blair A Parry, Ryan T Callahan, Sheila A Bond, Kent Lewandrowski, William Binder, Michael R Filbin, Jatin M Vyas, Michael K Mansour
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a prohormone that rises in bacterial pneumonia and has promise in reducing antibiotic use. Despite these attributes, there are inconclusive data on its use for clinical prognostication. We hypothesize that serial PCT measurements can predict mortality, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, and bacteremia. METHODS: A prospective cohort study of inpatients diagnosed with pneumonia was performed at a large tertiary care center in Boston, Massachusetts...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475783/national-survey-of-practices-to-prevent-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-and-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-in-thailand
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Anucha Apisarnthanarak, David Ratz, Thana Khawcharoenporn, Payal K Patel, David J Weber, Sanjay Saint, M Todd Greene
Background: We evaluated the extent to which hospital characteristics, infection control practices, and compliance with prevention bundles impacted multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) infections in Thai hospitals. Methods: From 1 January 2014 to 30 November 2014, we surveyed all Thai hospitals with an intensive care unit and ≥250 beds. Infection control practices for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) were assessed...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473672/colistin-associated-nephrotoxicity-among-patients-in-intensive-care-units-icu-of-hospitals-in-selangor
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M R Rashizal Sazli, A F Syed Mohamed, W M Wan Mazuan, S M Ling, A Mahmud, S Amin Nordin
INTRODUCTION: The increasing trend of extensively drugresistant gram negative bacteria responsible for nosocomial infections has prompted resurgence colistin usage. Colistin-induced nephrotoxicity is a concern with disparity in the reported rates between previous studies. This study aims to evaluate colistin-induced nephrotoxicity among Malaysian population. METHODS: The medical records of ICU patients receiving colistin therapy in Hospital Serdang and Hospital Sungai Buloh from 2010 to 2012 were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469503/use-of-aminocaproic-acid-in-combination-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-a-case-of-leptospirosis-pulmonary-hemorrhage-syndrome
#17
Miguel Pardinas, Rodrigo Mendirichaga, Gaurav Budhrani, Rajan Garg, Luis Rosario, Rene Rico, Anthony Panos, Horst Baier, Stefanie Krick
A 32-year-old man presented with a 10-day history of fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, myalgia, nonproductive cough, and worsening dyspnea after freshwater swimming in the Caribbean 1 week prior to presentation. Shortly after arrival at the hospital, the patient developed severe respiratory distress with massive hemoptysis. Based on serologic workup, he was diagnosed with leptospirosis pulmonary hemorrhage syndrome leading to diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, severe hypoxemic respiratory failure, and multiorgan failure...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466289/-personalised-pharmacotherapy-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
#18
R Bellmann
Critically ill patients need fast, effective and safe pharmacotherapy. The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the administered drugs are influenced by numerous individual conditions. Genetic factors mainly determines drug metabolism. However, therapeutic decisions are not yet guided by genetic analyses. In elderly patients, the volume of distribution can be altered and renal elimination may be delayed. Drug-drug interactions involving current medications can increase the incidence of adverse effects from treatment in the intensive care unit...
May 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463215/-kpc-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-colonization-at-a-university-hospital
#19
Gonzalo L Echavarría, Daiana Guevara Nuñez, Eugenia Bertona, Adriana N De Paulis, Silvia C Predari, Guillermo Benchetrit
A surveillance study was conducted at a University Hospital in Buenos Aires City aimed to assess the rates of colonization with carbapenemase-producing strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, which are bacteria of utmost epidemiological importance. To this end, rectal swabs collected from all inpatients were cultured for the presence of these bacteria. Two point prevalence surveys showed high prevalence rates (up to 25%). The following variables were evaluated in all inpatients: place of origin (home or other chronic care center), age, prolonged hospitalization, antibiotics for at least 72 hours prior to swabbing, intensive care unit requirements for at least 24 hours, mechanical ventilation assistance for more than 4 days, hemodialysis requirements, need for surgery, enteral feeding through a nasogastric tube, and functional evaluation according to the Karnofsky performance scale...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462592/c-reactive-protein-and-erythrocyte-sedimentation-rate-predict-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-after-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
#20
Vishnu Ganesan, Robert D Brown, Juan Antonio Jiménez, Shubha De, Manoj Monga
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to test the hypothesis that high levels of preoperative C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) are associated with an increased risk of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) following percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients who underwent PCNL at our institution between October 2012 and October 2013 when ESR and CRP levels were part of our standard preoperative order set...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Endourology
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