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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443360/overview-of-procalcitonin-assays-and-procalcitonin-guided-protocols-for-the-management-of-patients-with-infections-and-sepsis
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Philipp Schuetz, Celine Bretscher, Luca Bernasconi, Beat Mueller
Procalcitonin is a surrogate infection blood marker whose levels help estimate the likelihood of bacterial infections and correlate with their resolution. Recent trials have revealed the benefits of inclusion of procalcitonin in antibiotic stewardship protocols for initiation and discontinuation of antimicrobial therapy. Areas covered: Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic stewardship protocols have shown appreciable reductions in antibiotic use and duration of therapy in respiratory infections, sepsis, and other infections, with positive effects on clinical outcomes...
April 26, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443249/francisella-tularensis-susceptibility-to-antibiotics-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-data-obtained-in-vitro-and-in-animal-models
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REVIEW
Yvan Caspar, Max Maurin
The antibiotic classes that are recommended for tularaemia treatment are the aminoglycosides, the fluoroquinolones and the tetracyclines. However, cure rates vary between 60 and 100% depending on the antibiotic used, the time to appropriate antibiotic therapy setup and its duration, and the presence of complications, such as lymph node suppuration. Thus, antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) of F. tularensis strains remains of primary importance for detection of the emergence of antibiotic resistances to first-line drugs, and to test new therapeutic alternatives...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441320/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-is-ineffective-as-an-adjuvant-to-daptomycin-with-rifampicin-treatment-in-a-murine-model-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-implant-associated-osteomyelitis
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Nis Pedersen Jørgensen, Kasper Hansen, Caroline Marie Andreasen, Michael Pedersen, Kurt Fuursted, Rikke L Meyer, Eskild Petersen
Implant-associated infections caused by bacterial biofilms are difficult to treat. Surgical intervention is often necessary to cure the patient, as the antibiotic recalcitrance of biofilms renders them untreatable with conventional antibiotics. Intermittent hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT) has been proposed as an adjuvant to conventional antibiotic treatment and it has been speculated that combining HBOT with antibiotics could improve treatment outcomes for biofilm infections. In this study we addressed whether HBOT could improve treatment outcomes of daptomycin and rifampicin combination therapy...
April 25, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440853/antibiotic-strategies-for-eradicating-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-people-with-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Simon C Langton Hewer, Alan R Smyth
BACKGROUND: Respiratory tract infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa occurs in most people with cystic fibrosis. Once chronic infection is established, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is virtually impossible to eradicate and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Early infection may be easier to eradicate.This is an update of a Cochrane review first published in 2003, and previously updated in 2006, 2009 and 2014. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether antibiotic treatment of early Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in children and adults with cystic fibrosis eradicates the organism, delays the onset of chronic infection, and results in clinical improvement...
April 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431478/successful-treatment-of-multidrug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-meningitis-with-ampicillin-sulbactam-in-primary-hospital
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Leitao Sun, Xiaohong Wang, Zefu Li
INTRODUCTION: Acinetobacter baumannii nosocomial infections, especially those due to multi-drug resistant strains, are increasingly detected. We want to find the effective treatment measures about multi-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections through this research. METHODOLOGY: The clinical features and the outcomes of twelve cases of nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis treated with ampicillin sulbactam and intrathecal use of amikacin are reported in primary hospital...
April 21, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431170/early-total-enteral-feeding-in-stable-very-low-birth-weight-infants-a-before-and-after-study
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Sushma Nangia, Amit Bishnoi, Ankita Goel, Piali Mandal, Soumya Tiwari, Arvind Saili
Background: Fear of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) has perpetuated delayed initiation and slow advancement of enteral feeding in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants with inherent risks of parenteral alimentation. The objective of this study was to assess effect of early total enteral feeding (ETEF) on day of achievement of full enteral feeds, feed intolerance, NEC and sepsis. Methods: In total, 208 stable VLBW neonates (28-34 weeks) admitted during 6 month periods of three consecutive years were enrolled...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429305/the-role-of-macrolides-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-crssnp-and-crswnp
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REVIEW
Gretchen M Oakley, Richard J Harvey, Valerie J Lund
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We assess the literature on the pharmacokinetics, indications, important considerations, and effectiveness of long-term, low-dose macrolide antibiotics in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). RECENT FINDINGS: The key to effective implementation of macrolide therapy in CRS is appropriate patient selection. Macrolides have demonstrated the most benefit in Th1-mediated non-eosinophilic CRS when used for durations of at least 3 months. Macrolide antibiotics have demonstrated great benefit when used for their anti-inflammatory or immunomodulatory properties, which include the blockage of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin (IL)-8 and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)...
May 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428184/clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-safety-and-acceptability-of-community-intravenous-antibiotic-service-models-civas-systematic-review
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E D Mitchell, C Czoski Murray, D Meads, J Minton, J Wright, M Twiddy
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate evidence of the efficacy, safety, acceptability and cost-effectiveness of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) models. DESIGN: A systematic review. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, National Health Service (NHS) Economic Evaluation Database (EED), Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), Tufts Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) Registry, Health Business Elite, Health Information Management Consortium (HMIC), Web of Science Proceedings, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy website...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419350/epidemiology-of-meningitis-and-encephalitis-in-the-united-states-from-2011-2014
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Rodrigo Hasbun, Ning Rosenthal, J M Balada-Llasat, Jessica Chung, Steve Duff, Samuel Bozzette, Louise Zimmer, Christine C Ginocchio
Background: Large epidemiological studies evaluating the etiologies, management decisions and outcomes of adults with meningitis and encephalitis in the United States (US) are lacking. Methods: Adult patients (≥18 years) with meningitis or encephalitis by ICD-9 codes available in the Premier Healthcare Database during 2011-2014 were analyzed. Results: A total of 26,429 patients with meningitis or encephalitis were identified. The median age was 43 years; 53% were female...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418482/effect-of-oral-dexamethasone-without-immediate-antibiotics-vs-placebo-on-acute-sore-throat-in-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Gail Nicola Hayward, Alastair D Hay, Michael V Moore, Sena Jawad, Nicola Williams, Merryn Voysey, Johanna Cook, Julie Allen, Matthew Thompson, Paul Little, Rafael Perera, Jane Wolstenholme, Kim Harman, Carl Heneghan
Importance: Acute sore throat poses a significant burden on primary care and is a source of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing. Corticosteroids could be an alternative symptomatic treatment. Objective: To assess the clinical effectiveness of oral corticosteroids for acute sore throat in the absence of antibiotics. Design, Setting, and Participants: Double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial (April 2013-February 2015; 28-day follow-up completed April 2015) conducted in 42 family practices in South and West England, enrolled 576 adults recruited on the day of presentation to primary care with acute sore throat not requiring immediate antibiotic therapy...
April 18, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418081/assessment-of-biofilm-removal-capacity-of-a-broad-host-range-bacteriophage-jhp-against-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Muafia Shafique, Iqbal Ahmad Alvi, Zaigham Abbas, Shafiq Ur Rehman
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an efficient biofilm-dwelling microbial pathogen, associated with nosocomial infections. These biofilm-associated infections are resistant to antibiotics and immune defenses, therefore pose major problem against their treatment. This scenario demands alternative therapeutic regimens, and bacteriophage therapy is one among potential strategies for clinical management of multiple drug resistance. In this investigation, the efficacy of a bacteriophage, JHP, is evaluated to eradicate P...
April 18, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417614/spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-brucella-species-a-review-of-17-cases
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Qin Zhang, Xiaohui Yang, Honglin Yu, Benrang Jia, Bin Meng
BACKGROUND: Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rarely encountered clinical entity during the course of Brucella infection. METHODS: We reported 17 patients diagnosed with Brucellar SEA for a mean follow-up of 15 months. Spinal epidural abscess was detected by magnetic resonance imaging in all cases. Brucella diagnosis was established by serological tests. Patients were administered antibiotics for duration of 6 to 16 weeks. RESULTS: SEA was localized in lumbar region in 9 patients, thoracic in 4 patients, cervical in 3 patients, both thoracic and lumbar in 1 patient...
June 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412957/pattern-of-drug-use-among-preterm-neonates-results-from-an-italian-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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A Girardi, S Galletti, E Raschi, A Koci, E Poluzzi, G Faldella, F De Ponti
BACKGROUND: Drug use in preterm neonates admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has been investigated, so far, in terms of unauthorized or off-label use; very little is known on the use of combinations of different active substances, which is frequently required in this population (prophylaxis of infections, treatment of concomitant diseases). The aim of this study was to describe the most common patterns of drug use in an Italian NICU, focusing on those with nephrotoxic potential...
April 17, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399322/antibiotic-use-and-kirschner-wire-fixation-in-forefoot-surgery-a-national-survey
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Gregory Pace, Samuel Dellenbaugh, Brian Stapinski, Umur Aydogan, Jorge Bustillo, Paul Juliano
In foot and ankle patients, the use of Kirschner wires is common, and the population in the typical foot and ankle practice has higher rates of comorbidities associated with infection. This study assessed national trends regarding the use of postoperative prophylactic antibiotic therapy in patients undergoing foot and ankle surgery treated with percutaneous Kirschner wires. Attending physicians at foot and ankle fellowships were mailed a questionnaire that included 3 clinical vignettes containing questions on the use of postoperative antibiotics in patients treated with percutaneous Kirschner wires...
April 11, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399052/a-comparison-of-hospital-versus-outpatient-parenteral-antibiotic-therapy-at-home-for-pyelonephritis-and-meningitis
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Conor C Hensey, Arun Sett, Tom G Connell, Penelope A Bryant
BACKGROUND: Despite the benefits of home treatment with outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT), children with pyelonephritis and meningitis are rarely included. We aimed to compare clinical characteristics and outcomes between hospital and home treatment for these conditions, and to identify factors influencing home treatment. METHODS: Children admitted to the hospital with pyelonephritis or proven and presumed bacterial meningitis from 1/1/2012-31/12/2013 were identified retrospectively...
April 10, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398692/seven-versus-10-days-antibiotic-therapy-for-culture-proven-neonatal-sepsis-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Smriti Rohatgi, Pooja Dewan, Mohammad Moonis Akbar Faridi, Ashwani Kumar, Rajeev Kumar Malhotra, Prerna Batra
AIM: Optimal duration of parenteral antibiotics for treating neonatal sepsis ranges from 7-14 days. We compared the efficacy of 7 versus 10 days duration of intravenous antibiotics for neonatal septicaemia. METHODS: We randomised blood culture-proven septic neonates (≥32 weeks and birth weight ≥1.5 kg) to receive either 7 or 10 days duration of intravenous antibiotics. We followed up neonates upto 28 days after stopping antibiotics for treatment failure defined by reappearance of clinical sepsis with a blood culture growing the same organism as cultured earlier, or in the absence of a positive culture, the presence of C-reactive protein and as adjudicated by an expert committee...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397724/drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-retrospective-analysis-of-104-cases-over-one-decade
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Li Wang, Xue-Ling Mei
BACKGROUND: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a severe, life-threatening disorder caused by drugs. In the present study, we tried to explore the types of DRESS-inducing drugs, incubation period, features of skin rashes, accompanying visceral damage, and effectiveness of glucocorticoid therapy so as to inform clinical practice. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with a drug-induced rash, dermatitis, and DRESS admitted to our hospital from January 2006 to December 2015 were included in the study...
April 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388301/procalcitonin-biomarker-algorithm-reduces-antibiotic-prescriptions-duration-of-therapy-and-costs-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-comparison-in-the-netherlands-germany-and-the-united-kingdom
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Marloes E van der Maas, Gertjan Mantjes, Lotte M G Steuten
Antibiotics are often recommended as treatment for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. However, not all COPD exacerbations are caused by bacterial infections and there is consequently considerable misuse and overuse of antibiotics among patients with COPD. This poses a severe burden on healthcare resources such as increased risk of developing antibiotic resistance. The biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) displays specificity to distinguish bacterial inflammations from nonbacterial inflammations and may therefore help to rationalize antibiotic prescriptions...
April 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387759/characterization-of-retroviral-infectivity-and-superinfection-resistance-during-retrovirus-mediated-transduction-of-mammalian-cells
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J Liao, Q Wei, J Fan, Y Zou, D Song, J Liu, F Liu, C Ma, X Hu, L Li, Y Yu, X Qu, L Chen, X Yu, Z Zhang, C Zhao, Z Zeng, R Zhang, S Yan, T Wu, X Wu, Y Shu, J Lei, Y Li, W Zhang, J Wang, R R Reid, M J Lee, W Huang, J M Wolf, T-C He, J Wang
Retroviral vectors including lentiviral vectors are commonly-used tools to stably express transgenes or RNA molecules in mammalian cells. Their utilities are roughly divided into two categories, stable overexpression of transgenes and RNA molecules, which requires maximal transduction efficiency, or functional selection with retrovirus-based libraries, which takes advantage of retroviral superinfection resistance. However, the dynamic features of retrovirus-mediated transduction are not well-characterized. Here, we engineered two MSCV-based retroviral vectors expressing dual fluorescence proteins and antibiotic markers and analyzed virion production efficiency and virion stability, dynamic infectivity and superinfection resistance in different cell types, and strategies to improve transduction efficiency...
April 7, 2017: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380272/influence-of-time-to-diagnosis-of-severe-influenza-on-antibiotic-use-length-of-stay-isolation-precautions-and-mortality-a-retrospective-study
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Isabel E Akers, Rainer Weber, Hugo Sax, Jürg Böni, Alexandra Trkola, Stefan P Kuster
BACKGROUND: Timely diagnosis of influenza infection in patients might help reduce antibiotic use during influenza seasons and, consequently, antibiotic selection pressure. In this retrospective cohort study, we aimed to evaluate whether time to influenza diagnosis in patients with severe influenza is associated with the duration of antibiotic therapy. METHODS: We retrospectively included all hospitalized patients >16 years who tested positive for influenza A or B by polymerase-chain-reaction during influenza seasons 2013/2014 or 2014/2015 at the University Hospital Zurich...
April 5, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
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