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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930281/patients-with-risk-factors-for-complications-do-not-require-longer-antimicrobial-therapy-for-complicated-intra-abdominal-infection
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Rishi Rattan, Casey J Allen, Robert G Sawyer, John Mazuski, Therese M Duane, Reza Askari, Kaysie L Banton, Jeffrey A Claridge, Raul Coimbra, Joseph Cuschieri, E Patchen Dellinger, Heather L Evans, Christopher A Guidry, Preston R Miller, Patrick J ONeill, Ori D Rotstein, Michaela A West, Kimberley Popovsky, Nicholas Namias
A prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled trial found that four days of antibiotics for source-controlled complicated intra-abdominal infection resulted in similar outcomes when compared with a longer duration. We hypothesized that patients with specific risk factors for complications also had similar outcomes. Short-course patients with obesity, diabetes, or Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II 15 from the STOP-IT trial were compared with longer duration patients. Outcomes included incidence of and days to infectious complications, mortality, and length of stay...
September 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924649/what-is-the-best-therapy-for-whipple-s-disease-our-point-of-view
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Federico Biagi, Gian Luigi Biagi, Gino Roberto Corazza
Although Whipple's disease (WD) has been treated with antibiotics since the early 50s, the best antibiotics and the duration of the therapy have not yet been established. We consider here the pro and cons of the two most commonly used therapies, ceftriaxone followed by trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMZ) and hydroxychloroquine in combination with doxycycline. The therapy based on ceftriaxone and TMP-SMZ is efficient in the vast majority of patients for the first few years. However, since reinfections or reactivations can occur, a life-long prophylaxis is necessary and doxycycline is nowadays the best option...
December 7, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922234/long-term-azithromycin-therapy-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Nagehan Emiralioğlu, Zeynelabidin Öztürk, Ebru Yalçın, Deniz Doğru, Uğur Özçelik, Nural Kiper
Inflammation is a central contributor to the pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis (CF) pulmonary disease; so limiting the excessive production of inflammatory mediators represents a major therapeutic strategy for slowing the decline in lung function and improving survival. The macrolide antibiotic azithromycin (AZM) has anti-inflammatory properties and immunomodulatory effects that may be beneficial in CF. The aim of this study was to document the long term use of AZM effect on pulmonary function, nutritional status and number of pulmonary exacerbations in patients with CF...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914593/systemic-and-localized-infection-by-candida-species-in-patients-with-rheumatic-diseases-receiving-anti-tnf-therapy
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Nadia E Aikawa, Daniela T A Rosa, Gilda M B Del Negro, Julio C B Moraes, Ana C M Ribeiro, Carla Gonçalves Saad, Clovis A Silva, Eloisa Bonfá
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of systemic and localized infection by Candida species and its possible association with demographic, clinical and laboratory manifestations and therapy in patients with rheumatic diseases taking TNF blockers. METHODS: Consecutive patients with rheumatic diseases receiving anti-TNF agents were included. The following risk factors up to four weeks prior to the study were analyzed: use of antibiotics, immunosuppressant drugs, hospitalization and invasive procedures...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911257/individualized-antibiotic-therapy-in-patients-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Gurdal Yilmaz, Sedat Saylan, Firdevs Aksoy, Iftihar Koksal
The optimal duration of treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is still the subject of debate. While 1-week treatment has been reported as possibly sufficient, patients generally receive antibiotic therapy for 10-14 days. The purpose of our study was to investigate whether length of treatment in patients with VAP can be reduced with an individualized therapeutic strategy. The study was performed prospectively with patients diagnosed with VAP in our hospital's intensive care units between 1 January and 31 December, 2015...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905884/the-efficacy-of-pivmecillinam-3%C3%A2-days-or-5%C3%A2-days%C3%A2-t-i-d-against-community-acquired-uncomplicated-lower-urinary-tract-infections-a-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial-study-protocol
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Filip Jansåker, Niels Frimodt-Møller, Lars Bjerrum, Jenny Dahl Knudsen
BACKGROUND: Uncomplicated lower urinary tract infections (LUTI) are very common, and presumably around 200,000 female patients are treated for this annually in Denmark. The current Danish national clinical practice guidelines recommend pivmecillinam as a first-line drug (i.e., 400 mg t.i.d. for 3 days). Pivmecillinam is also one of the first-line drugs recommended in the international guidelines for LUTIs (i.e., 400 mg b.i.d. for 5 days). The international recommended duration is based on evidence saying that a 7-day regimen is better than a 3-day regimen...
December 1, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899072/appropriateness-of-antibiotic-management-of-uncomplicated-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-hospitalized-adult-patients
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Thomas L Walsh, Lynn Chan, Chelsea I Konopka, Michael J Burkitt, Matthew A Moffa, Derek N Bremmer, Monika A Murillo, Courtney Watson, Noreen H Chan-Tompkins
BACKGROUND: Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are a leading cause for hospitalizations in the United States. Few studies have addressed the appropriateness of antibiotic therapy in the management of SSTIs without complicating factors. We aimed to determine the appropriateness of antibiotic treatment duration for hospitalized adult patients with uncomplicated SSTIs. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis performed at two academic medical centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on patients aged 18 years and older with primary ICD-9 code for SSTIs admitted August 1st, 2014-March 31st, 2015...
November 29, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898208/-design-and-implementation-of-an-outpatient-parenteral-antimicrobial-therapy-program-in-primary-care-the-experience-at-a-second-level-hospital
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M Ruiz-Campuzano, E García-Vázquez, J J Hernández-Roca, J Gómez-Gómez, M Canteras-Jordana, E Mené-Fenor, A Hernández-Torres, A Peláez-Ballesta
OBJECTIVE: Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) programs are a good assistance option in a wide variety of infectious diseases. Our aim was to design and implement an OPAT program in the area of influence of a second-level hospital, with no Home Hospitalization Service available, being necessary close collaboration between hospitalization and Primary Care teams, describe our cohort, analyse the antimicrobial treatment indicated and evaluate the prognostic and risk factors associated with readmission and mortality...
November 28, 2016: Revista Española de Quimioterapia: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Quimioterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898166/neither-10-nor-14-day-sequential-treatment-is-better-than-standard-triple-therapy-for-helicobacter-pylori-eradication
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Emanuel Warrington, Orlando López-Román, Rafael Tirado Montijo, Rafael Urbina, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Doris H Toro
OBJECTIVE: Helicobacter pylori is a bacterial pathogen associated with chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastric adenocarcinoma, and gastric mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma. Current treatment guidelines support a 7- to 14-day, triple-drug protocol consisting of a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI), clarithromycin, and either amoxicillin or an imidazole. The initial eradication rates for this regimen were 80 to 90%. Nevertheless its effectiveness has declined as the antibiotic resistance to clarithromycin and metronidazole has emerged...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896620/antimicrobial-activity-of-topical-agents-against-propionibacterium-acnes-an-in-vitro-study-of-clinical-isolates-from-a-hospital-in-shanghai-china
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Ying Ma, Nanxue Zhang, Shi Wu, Haihui Huang, Yanpei Cao
This study aimed to compare the antimicrobial activities of topical agents against Propionibacterium acnes isolated from patients admitted to a hospital in Shanghai, China. The minimal inhibitory concentrations of the cultured P. acnes were determined in accordance with the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Susceptibilities to clindamycin and erythromycin were compared in terms of gender, age, disease duration, previous treatment, and disease severity. A total of 69 P. acnes strains were isolated from 98 patients (70...
November 28, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895014/ceftazidime-avibactam-as-salvage-therapy-for-infections-caused-by-carbapenem-resistant-organisms-a-case-series-from-the-compassionate-use-program
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Elizabeth Temkin, Julian Torre-Cisneros, Bojana Beovic, Natividad Benito, Maddalena Giannella, Raúl Gilarranz, Cameron Jeremiah, Belén Loeches, Isabel Machuca, María José Jiménez-Martín, José Antonio Martínez, Marta Mora-Rillo, Enrique Navas, Michael Osthoff, Juan Carlos Pozo, Juan Carlos Ramos Ramos, Marina Rodriguez, Miguel Sánchez García, Pierluigi Viale, Michel Wolff, Yehuda Carmeli
Ceftazidime-avibactam (CAZ-AVI) is a recently approved β-lactam β-lactamase inhibitor combination with the potential to treat serious infections caused by carbapenem-resistant organisms. Few patients with such infections were included in the CAZ-AVI clinical trials, and clinical experience is lacking. We present a case series of patients with infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) or Pseudomonas aeruginosa (CRPa) who were treated with CAZ-AVI salvage therapy on a compassionate-use basis...
November 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895012/a-multicenter-observational-study-of-ceftaroline-fosamil-for-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bloodstream-infections
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Evan J Zasowski, Trang D Trinh, Kimberly C Claeys, Anthony M Casapao, Noor Sabagha, Abdalhamid M Lagnf, Kenneth P Klinker, Susan L Davis, Michael J Rybak
Novel therapies for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infection (BSI) are needed in the setting of reduced antibiotic susceptibilities and therapeutic failure. Ceftaroline is an advanced generation cephalosporin with MRSA activity. Although not FDA approved for MRSA BSI, ceftaroline has generated much interest as a potential treatment option. However, detailed description of its use in this setting remains limited. To address this, we conducted a retrospective, multicenter, observational study of adult patients with MRSA BSI treated with at least 72 hours of ceftaroline from 2011 to 2015...
November 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894749/the-microbiology-of-diabetic-foot-infections-in-patients-recently-treated-with-antibiotic-therapy-a-prospective-study-from-india
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Ashu Rastogi, Suja Sukumar, Abhishek Hajela, Soham Mukherjee, Pinaki Dutta, Sanjay Kumar Bhadada, Anil Bhansali
AIM: Clinicians often treat clinically infected diabetic foot ulcers without information from cultures of the wound. The results of wound cultures may also be affected by previous antibiotic therapy. Thus, we aimed to study the microbial isolates, and antimicrobial sensitivity of previously treated patients with a clinically infected DFU. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: 293 consecutive patients with clinically infected DFU on prior antimicrobial treatment within the immediate past few days for a duration greater than one week were evaluated for microbial etiology, antibiotic sensitivity and final outcomes...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887963/animal-models-in-the-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-agents
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Miao Zhao, Alexander J Lepak, David R Andes
Animal infection models in the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) evaluation of antimicrobial therapy serve an important role in preclinical assessments of new antibiotics, dosing optimization for those that are clinically approved, and setting or confirming susceptibility breakpoints. The goal of animal model studies is to mimic the infectious diseases seen in humans to allow for robust PK/PD studies to find the optimal drug exposures that lead to therapeutic success. The PK/PD index and target drug exposures obtained in validated animal infection models are critical components in optimizing dosing regimen design in order to maximize efficacy while minimize the cost and duration of clinical trials...
December 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884125/epidemiology-of-and-risk-factors-for-neonatal-candidemia-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-western-china
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Jichang Chen, Yongjiang Jiang, Ba Wei, Yanling Ding, Shaolin Xu, Peixu Qin, Jinjian Fu
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and clinical characteristics of neonatal candidemia are poorly understood in western China. The aim of our study was to evaluate the epidemiological features of neonatal candidemia in the Liuzhou Maternity and Child Healthcare Hospital. METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was conducted between January 2012 and November 2015. Electronic databases were reviewed and data on Candida species were isolated from blood cultures and candidemia incidence, risk factors, and mortality were extracted...
November 24, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876477/current-prescribing-practices-for-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-nursing-homes
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Diana Feldstein, Philip D Sloane, David Weber, Kimberly Ward, David Reed, Sheryl Zimmerman
OBJECTIVES: Antibiotic stewardship has been called for across all sites of health care, including nursing homes (NHs). Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) are the third most common indication for antibiotics in the NH, and so should be a focus of stewardship. This study audited medical records to identify signs and symptoms of SSTIs treated with antibiotics in relation to the McGeer criteria for surveillance, the Loeb minimum criteria for antibiotic initiation, and prescribing recommendations of the Infectious Disease Society of America...
November 18, 2016: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872823/serial-physical-examinations-a-simple-and-reliable-tool-for-managing-neonates-at-risk-for-early-onset-sepsis
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Alberto Berardi, Anna Maria Buffagni, Cecilia Rossi, Eleonora Vaccina, Chiara Cattelani, Lucia Gambini, Federica Baccilieri, Francesca Varioli, Fabrizio Ferrari
AIM: To investigate whether serial physical examinations (SPEs) are a safe tool for managing neonates at risk for early-onset sepsis (EOS). METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of neonates (≥ 34 wks' gestation) delivered in three high-volume level IIIbirthing centres in Emilia-Romagna (Italy) during a 4-mo period (from September 1 to December 31, 2015). Neonates at risk for EOS were managed according to the SPEs strategy, these were carried out in turn by bedside nursing staff and physicians...
November 8, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872066/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-of-patients-with-macrolide-resistant-mycobacterium-massiliense-lung-disease
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Hayoung Choi, Su-Young Kim, Hyun Lee, Byung Woo Jhun, Hye Yun Park, Kyeongman Jeon, Dae Hun Kim, Hee Jae Huh, Chang-Seok Ki, Nam Yong Lee, Seung-Heon Lee, Sung Jae Shin, Charles L Daley, Won-Jung Koh
Macrolide antibiotics are cornerstones in the treatment of Mycobacterium massiliense lung disease. Despite the emergence of resistance, limited data are available on macrolide-resistant M massiliense lung disease. This study evaluated the clinical features and treatment outcomes of patients and the molecular characteristics of macrolide-resistant M massiliense isolates. We performed a retrospective review of medical records and genetic analysis of clinical isolates from 15 patients with macrolide-resistant M massiliense lung disease between September 2005 and February 2015...
November 21, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870104/clinical-experience-with-daptomycin-in-pediatrics
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Katie C Namtu, Julianna C Crain, Allison F Messina, Juan A Dumois, David M Berman
INTRODUCTION: The management of Gram-positive infections has been complicated in recent years by the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, leaving fewer options for therapy. Daptomycin is a lipopeptide antibiotic used for the systemic treatment of Gram-positive infections and has a distinct mechanism of action, favorable side effect profile, and requires once daily dosing. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of safety, efficacy, and pharmacokinetic data in neonatal and pediatric patients...
November 21, 2016: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860473/use-of-plant-extracts-as-an-efficient-alternative-therapy-of-respiratory-tract-infections
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Karel Šmejkal, Veronika Rjašková
Medicinal plants are advantageously used in the treatment of respiratory tract diseases. Upper respiratory tract catarrh is one of the diseases associated with seasonal weakening of immunity, and therefore, plant drugs with a non-specific immunomodulation effect are often used. Such plants include, but are not limited to, Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) and American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). In combination with medicinal plants having antibacterial and antiseptic effects, such as thyme (Thymus vulgaris) and pelargonium (Pelargonium sidoides), they can constitute efficient help in the treatment of respiratory tract diseases, shorten the duration of the disease and reduce the need of antibiotic therapy...
2016: Ceská a Slovenská Farmacie
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