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Susan E Hoover
INTRODUCTION: A patient's transition from hospitalization to discharge may represent an additional opportunity for antibiotic stewardship. METHODS: We reviewed antimicrobial drugs prescribed at discharge to patients at our medical center over a nine-month period, and calculated the total duration of inpatient and outpatient antibiotic therapy. RESULTS: The median duration of inpatient antibiotics was three days (interquartile range [IQR] four days), of outpatient antibiotics was seven days (IQR six days), and of total antibiotics 10 days (IQR six days)...
April 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809644/-endoprosthesis-infections-guidelines-for-antibiotic-therapy-common-guidelines-of-the-czech-society-for-orthopaedics-and-traumatology-and-the-society-for-infectious-diseases-of-the-czech-medical-association-of-j-e-purkyn%C3%A4
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D Musil, M Balejová, M Horníková, A Chrdle, N Mallátová, O Nyč, V Chmelík, J Gallo, D Jahoda, J Stehlík
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY This study aims to articulate regional guidelines for curative and suppressive antibiotic therapy of total joint replacement infections. MATERIAL AND METHODS When developing the standard, used as source materials were the published foreign guidelines for antibiotic therapy of prosthetic joint infections, the analysis of resistance of bacterial strains conducted in the Hospital in České Budějovice, a.s. and the assessment of strain resistance for the Czech Republic published by the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net)...
2017: Acta Chirurgiae Orthopaedicae et Traumatologiae Cechoslovaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809368/deep-neck-infections-a-single-center-analysis-of-63-cases
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P Kauffmann, R Cordesmeyer, M Tröltzsch, C Sömmer, R Laskawi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: With the use of antibiotic therapy, the incidence of deep neck infections has decreased in recent decades. The aim of this investigation was to review the clinical course and the management of deep neck infections in our department, compare them to the experiences of the common literature and identify predisposing factors for lethal complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this single-center analysis, 63 patients with deep neck infections were treated surgically...
August 15, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808302/effects-of-one-week-empirical-antibiotic-therapy-on-the-early-development-of-gut-microbiota-and-metabolites-in-preterm-infants
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Danping Zhu, Sa Xiao, Jialin Yu, Qing Ai, Yu He, Chen Cheng, Yunhui Zhang, Yun Pan
The early postnatal period is the most dynamic and vulnerable stage in the assembly of intestinal microbiota. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to newborn preterm babies and are frequently used for a prolonged duration in China. We hypothesized that the prolonged antibiotic therapy would affect the early development of intestinal microbiota and their metabolites. To test this hypothesis, we analyzed the stool microbiota and metabolites in 36 preterm babies with or without antibiotic treatment. These babies were divided into three groups, including two groups treated with the combination of penicillin and moxalactam or piperacillin-tazobactam for 7 days, and the other group was free of antibiotics...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804007/antibiotic-therapy-duration-for-prosthetic-joint-infections-treated-by-debridement-and-implant-retention-dair-similar-long-term-remission-for-6-weeks-as-compared-to-12-weeks
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Hélène Chaussade, Ilker Uçkay, Albert Vuagnat, Jérôme Druon, Guillaume Gras, Philippe Rosset, Benjamin A Lipsky, Louis Bernard
BACKGROUND: The required duration of antibiotic treatment for prosthetic joint infections (PJI) with debridement and retention of the implant (DAIR procedure) is unknown. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective study emphasizing the duration of antibiotic therapy in patients treated with by DAIR. RESULTS: We included 87 hip or knee PJI episodes in 87 patients from three university hospitals in France and Switzerland. All debridements were performed within 3 weeks of symptom onset...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800838/noncompliance-with-surgical-antimicrobial-prophylaxis-guidelines-a-jordanian-experience-in-cesarean-deliveries
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Mariam Hantash Abdel Jalil, Khawla Abu Hammour, Mervat Alsous, Rand Hadadden, Wedad Awad, Faris Bakri, Kamil Fram
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections are common, especially in developing countries. Nevertheless, up to 60% of surgical site infections can be prevented with appropriate perioperative care, which includes among other measures using suitable surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis (SAP). METHODS: After a short interview with patients and retrospective review of medical charts, compliance with 6 SAP parameters was assessed for appropriateness; those parameters are indication, choice, dose, time of administration, intraoperative redosing interval, and duration of prophylaxis in 1,173 operations...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797271/successful-long-term-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-a-case-report
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Hiroyuki Tanaka, Kei Nishiyama, Nobuaki Shime
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an established life-saving procedure for severe acute respiratory failure due to various causes. In general, the duration of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ranges from 1 to 2 weeks, with withdrawal recommended if no improvement is noted. We report a successful case of long-term extracorporeal membrane oxygenation management for respiratory failure due to invasive pulmonary Aspergillus infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old Asian man with no previous underlying medical conditions was transferred to our hospital for fever and dyspnea...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795838/hospital-procalcitonin-testing-and-antibiotic-treatment-of-patients-admitted-for-copd-exacerbation
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Peter K Lindenauer, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Mihaela S Stefan, Kimberly A Fisher, Sarah D Haessler, Penelope S Pekow, Michael B Rothberg, Jerry A Krishnan, Allan J Walkey
RATIONALE: Randomized trials suggest that assessment of serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels can be used to safely limit antibiotic use among patients hospitalized for exacerbations of COPD. OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of PCT testing on antibiotic treatment of patients hospitalized for exacerbations of COPD in routine practice. METHODS: We conducted a series of cross-sectional and longitudinal multivariable analyses using data from 2009-2011 and 2013-2014 from a sample of 505 US hospitals Results: Of 203,177 patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbation in 2013-14, nearly 9 out of 10 were treated with antibiotics...
August 10, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790832/combination-of-sofosbuvir-and-daclatasvir-in-the-treatment-of-genotype-3-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Jan Sperl, Sona Frankova, Miluse Kreidlova, Dusan Merta, Monika Tothova, Julius Spicak
Chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) has a negative impact on the long-term survival of recipients of kidney transplants. HCV should be treated in hemodialyzed patients before their enlistment for kidney transplantation in order to avoid the reactivation of virus after transplantation. Direct-acting antivirals represent the current standard of care in hemodialyzed patients with HCV genotypes 1 and 4; in patients with genotypes 2 or 3, the optimal regimen is yet to be established. Sofosbuvir (SOF) and daclatasvir (DCV) represent an antiviral pangenotypic regimen with favorable pharmacokinetics in hemodialyzed patients...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789580/a-potential-benefit-from-infectious-disease-specialist-and-stationary-ward-in-rational-antibiotic-therapy-of-complicated-skin-and-skin-structure-infections
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Iiro H Jääskeläinen, Lars Hagberg, Tommy Schyman, Asko Järvinen
BACKGROUND: Management practices of complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI) were compared between two areas with similar healthcare structure and low prevalence of antimicrobial resistance. METHODS: The high affinity to public health-care in the Nordic countries enabled population-based approach used in this retrospective study. The study population (n = 460) consisted of all adult residents from Helsinki (Finland) and Gothenburg (Sweden) treated in hospital due to cSSSI during 2008-2011...
August 8, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783743/andrographis-paniculata-chu%C3%A4-n-x%C3%A4-n-li%C3%A3-n-for-symptomatic-relief-of-acute-respiratory-tract-infections-in-adults-and-children-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xiao-Yang Hu, Ruo-Han Wu, Martin Logue, Clara Blondel, Lily Yuen Wan Lai, Beth Stuart, Andrew Flower, Yu-Tong Fei, Michael Moore, Jonathan Shepherd, Jian-Ping Liu, George Lewith
INTRODUCTION: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a substantial threat to public health. Safe and effective alternatives are required to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing. Andrographis Paniculata (A. Paniculata, Chuān Xīn Lián) has traditionally been used in Indian and Chinese herbal medicine for cough, cold and influenza, suggesting a role in respiratory tract infections (RTIs). This systematic review aimed to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of A. Paniculata for symptoms of acute RTIs (ARTIs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782647/host-factors-are-more-important-in-predicting-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection-than-ribotype-and-use-of-antibiotics
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Yvette H van Beurden, Shabir Nezami, Chris J J Mulder, Christina M J E Vandenbroucke-Grauls
OBJECTIVE: A frequent complication of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is recurrent disease. The aim of this study was to determine whether early recurrence risk was higher after infection with ribotype 027 (outbreak strain) compared to infection with endemic strain types of C. difficile METHODS: Consecutive patients diagnosed with CDI between May 2013 and March 2014 were included (outbreak strain, and non-outbreak strains). Patients who developed recurrent CDI within 30 days after completion of CDI treatment, were compared to patients without a recurrence...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781106/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-pharyngitis-is-there-any-benefit-on-ten-day-course-of-antibiotics
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Catarina Oliveira Pereira, Daniela Ramos, Patrícia Mação, Gustavo Januário, Luís Januário
INTRODUCTION: In group A streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis a ten-day course of amoxicillin is recommended. However, short-course treatments seem to be equally effective. The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate and compare the outcome of patients treated with 7-day course and 10-day course of amoxicillin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all GAS pharyngitis admitted to a paediatric emergency department in 2014. Demographic variables, the application and results of the rapid antigenic diagnostic test (RADT), treatment, complications and return in the next 30 days were analysed...
August 3, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779832/evaluation-and-management-of-necrotizing-soft-tissue-infections
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REVIEW
Stephanie L Bonne, Sameer S Kadri
Despite advances in antibiotic and surgical management and supportive care for necrotizing soft tissue infections, morbidity and mortality remain substantial. Although there are clinical practice guidelines in place, there still remains much variability in choice and duration of antibiotic therapy, time to initial surgical debridement, and use of adjuvant medical therapies. This article offers an overview of necrotizing soft tissue infections with a focus on current diagnostic and treatment modalities.
September 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777906/can-amputation-be-prevented-in-diabetic-foot-interdisciplinary-approach-to-diabetic-foot-a-case-report
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Ali Erdal Gunes, Maide Cimsit
Diabetic foot ulcers may result in loss of an extremity and may even lead to mortality. The use of comprehensive foot care programs which include early screening and evaluation of problems, foot care education, preventive therapy and referral to specialists has been shown to reduce amputation rates by 49-85 [percent]. A 51-year-old woman with Type 2 diabetes under surveillance for nine months was referred from the emergency department. She presented with an entirely inflamed right foot with ulcer covering two-thirds proximal of the foot for 30 days' duration...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770694/brain-abscesses-in-children-an-italian-multicentre-study
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I Raffaldi, S Garazzino, G Castelli Gattinara, R Lipreri, L Lancella, S Esposito, A M Giannini, C Montagnani, G L Marseglia, C Pignata, F Bernardi, P-A Tovo
Brain abscess is uncommon in paediatric population, but of clinical importance because of significant long-term morbidity and mortality. In this multicentre study, promoted by the Italian Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, we retrospectively collected patients aged 0-18 years, with a diagnosis of 'brain abscess'. Seventy-nine children were included; the median age was 8·75 years. As predisposing factor, 44 children had preceding infections. The Gram-positive cocci were mostly isolated (27 cases). Sixty (76%) children underwent a surgical intervention...
August 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762696/probiotics-for-gastrointestinal-conditions-a-summary-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Thad Wilkins, Jacqueline Sequoia
Probiotics contain microorganisms, most of which are bacteria similar to the beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in the human gut. Probiotics have been widely studied in a variety of gastrointestinal diseases. The most-studied species include Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, and Saccharomyces. However, a lack of clear guidelines on when to use probiotics and the most effective probiotic for different gastrointestinal conditions may be confusing for family physicians and their patients. Probiotics have an important role in the maintenance of immunologic equilibrium in the gastrointestinal tract through the direct interaction with immune cells...
August 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759466/the-current-status-of-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-nosocomial-pneumonias
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Jorge I F Salluh, Vicente C Souza-Dantas, Pedro Póvoa
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nosocomial pneumonia is a frequent and severe nosocomial infection divided in two distinct groups: hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). In this context, the VAP is notoriously difficult to diagnose clinically, resulting from the lack of a 'gold standard' method of diagnosis. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of biomarkers may potentially improve the early diagnosis of infections allowing earlier and better identification and treatment...
July 29, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746018/splenic-abscess-in-immunocompetent-patients-managed-primarily-without-splenectomy-a-series-of-7-cases
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S Divyashree, Nikhil Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Splenic abscesses are rare in immunocompetent adults. Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, these abscesses are still potentially life threatening. Various factors have been reported to predispose otherwise immunocompetent adults to splenic abscesses. Splenectomy was once considered the "gold standard" treatment. However, the trend is shifting to a conservative approach. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe seven cases of splenic abscess in immunocompetent adults, the cause of which ranged from tuberculosis to salmonella and was as rare as Plasmodium vivax...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739795/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-outcomes-of-patients-with-acquired-macrolide-resistant-mycobacterium-abscessus-lung-disease
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Hayoung Choi, Su-Young Kim, Dae Hun Kim, Hee Jae Huh, Chang-Seok Ki, Nam Yong Lee, Seung-Heon Lee, Soyoun Shin, Sung Jae Shin, Charles L Daley, Won-Jung Koh
Macrolide antibiotics are mainstays in the treatment of lung disease due to the Mycobacterium abscessus complex. Although previous studies have reported development of acquired macrolide resistance in this species, limited data are available on the outcomes of lung disease due to macrolide-resistant M. abscessus subspecies abscessus (hereafter M. abscessus). This study evaluated the clinical features, treatment outcomes, and molecular characteristics of macrolide-resistant isolates of M. abscessus We performed a retrospective review of medical records and genetic analysis of clinical isolates from 13 patients who had acquired macrolide-resistant M...
July 24, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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