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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101263/team-based-learning-in-a-pipeline-course-in-medical-microbiology-for-under-represented-student-populations-in-medicine-improves-learning-of-microbiology-concepts
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K C Behling, M M Murphy, J Mitchell-Williams, H Rogers-McQuade, O J Lopez
As part of an undergraduate pipeline program at our institution for students from underrepresented minorities in medicine backgrounds, we created an intensive four-week medical microbiology course. Team-based learning (TBL) was implemented in this course to enhance student learning of course content. Three different student cohorts participated in the study, and there were no significant differences in their prior academic achievement based on their undergraduate grade point average (GPA) and pre-course examination scores...
December 2016: Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education: JMBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100314/matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-for-rapid-identification-of-fungal-rhinosinusitis-pathogens
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Xinxin Lu, Yanfei Huang, Mingxin Zhang, Min Zhu, Mei Wang, Yufeng Sun, Haitong Gu, Jingjing Cao, Xue Li, Shaoya Zhang, Jinglin Wang
BACKGROUND: filamentous fungi are the most important pathogens causing fungal rhinosinusitis (FRS). Current laboratory diagnosis of FRS pathogens mainly relies on phenotypic identification by culture and microscopic examination, which is time-consuming and expertise-dependent. Although matrix -assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) has been employed to identify various fungi, its performance for the identification of FRS fungi is less clear...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100229/surveillance-of-life-long-antibiotics-a-review-of-antibiotic-prescribing-practices-in-an-australian-healthcare-network
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Jillian S Y Lau, Christopher Kiss, Erika Roberts, Kylie Horne, Tony M Korman, Ian Woolley
BACKGROUND: The rise of antimicrobial use in the twentieth century has significantly reduced morbidity due to infection, however it has also brought with it the rise of increasing resistance. Some patients are on prolonged, if not "life-long" course of antibiotics. The reasons for this are varied, and include non-infectious indications. We aimed to study the characteristics of this potential source of antibiotic resistance, by exploring the antibiotic dispensing practices and describing the population of patients on long-term antibiotic therapy...
January 18, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093536/noma-overview-of-a-neglected-disease-and-human-rights-violation
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REVIEW
M Leila Srour, Klaas Marck, Denise Baratti-Mayer
Noma is an orofacial gangrene affecting malnourished children and mainly observed in tropical countries, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Epidemiological data on noma are scarce, but a current estimate of the global incidence is 30,000-40,000 cases per year, with a mortality rate of approximately 85% and a burden of disease calculated to be a loss of 1-10 million disability-adjusted life years. The etiology of noma is multifactorial with malnutrition as an ever present factor, often in combination with concomitant diseases, such as measles, malaria, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and poor oral hygiene...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088585/nocardiosis-in-south-of-france-during-the-last-ten-years
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Delphine Haussaire, Pierre-Edouard Fournier, Karamoko Djiguiba, Valerie Moal, Tristan Legris, Rajsingh Purgus, Jeremy Bismuth, Xavier Elharrar, Martine Reynaud-Gaubert, Henri Vacher-Coponat
BACKGROUND: Nocardiosis is a rare disease with polymorphic presentations. Epidemiology and clinical presentation could change with the increasing number of immunocompromised patients. METHODS: Medical records and microbiologic data for patients affected by nocardiosis and treated in the university hospital of Marseille between 2004 and 2014 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: We analyzed 34 patients infected by Nocardia spp during this period...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087959/a-study-on-hla-dr-dq-typing-in-adult-malay-patients-with-acute-amoebic-liver-abscess
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Z Nazli, N M S Azira, M Zeehaida, Z Nik Zairi, Y Nurul Khaiza, Y Maya Mazuwin
INTRODUCTION: Amoebiasis is a parasitic disease caused by Entamoeba histolytica that may lead to death in developing countries. Few important risk factors have been identified in the development of amoebic liver abscess (ALA). There are limited reports that suggest an association between antigens of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) particularly class II antigens and ALA development. This present work aimed at studying the possible association of HLA antigens with ALA and disease severity...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077608/-holiday-sickness-reported-exploratory-outcome-of-over-500-united-kingdom-holidaymakers-with-travellers-diarrhoea
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Prof Aali J Sheen, M Saad B Zahid, Andrew Fagbemi, Catherine Fullwood, Kathryn Whitehead
AIMS: To ascertain any predictors of potential food poisoning pathogens and development of post-infective irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in UK travellers. An analysis was undertaken on prospectively collected data on 527 patients reporting symptoms of suspected food poisoning between June 2012 and June 2015. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Positive stool sample indicative of food poisoning pathogens and diagnosis of post-infective IBS. RESULTS: Data on 527 patients were examined...
January 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071687/bacterial-load-of-conditioned-pressure-ulcers-is-not-a-predictor-for-early-flap-failure-in-spinal-cord-injury
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T Kamradt, S Klein, S Zimmermann, J Schröder-Braunstein, C H Fürstenberg, C Hensel, N Weidner, A Hug
OBJECTIVES: Pressure ulcers impose a major lifetime medical problem to patients with high-grade spinal cord injury (SCI). For patients with stages 3-4 pressure ulcers, plastic surgery is often the only remaining treatment option. Despite considerable flap failure rates of around 30%, only sparse knowledge exists on predictors for flap failure. Hence, identification of predictors for flap failures is needed. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 38 SCI patients with stages 3-4 pressure ulcers scheduled for plastic surgery...
January 10, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056827/strain-specific-transmission-in-an-outbreak-of-esbl-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-the-hemato-oncology-care-unit-a-cohort-study
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Makiko Uemura, Osamu Imataki, Shumpei Uchida, Haruyuki Nakayama-Imaohji, Yukiko Ohue, Harumi Matsuka, Hatsune Mori, Hiroaki Dobashi, Tomomi Kuwahara, Norimitsu Kadowaki
BACKGROUND: Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria are resistant to several types of antibiotics excluding carbapenems. A transmissibility of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae would be depending on each bacterial property, however, that has not been elucidated in clinical setting. In this study, we attempted to identify the source of an outbreak of ESBL-producing bacteria in a medical oncology and immunology care unit. METHODS: An ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) outbreak observed between July 2012 and August 2012 in Kagawa University Hospital was surveyed using various molecular microbiology techniques...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054923/descriptive-longitudinal-study-results-applied-to-statistical-models-to-assess-the-impact-of-early-microbiological-cultures-on-the-economic-burden-of-treatment-for-infected-diabetic-foot-ulcers-at-a-mexican-public-health-facility
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Luz-Ma-Adriana Balderas-Peña, Daniel Sat-Muñoz, Rosa-Emilia Ramírez-Conchas, Moisés-Roberto Alvarado-Iñiguez, Javier-Eduardo García-de-Alba-García, Eduardo Cruz-Corona, José-Luis Chávez-Hurtado, José-Martín Chagollán-Ramírez
Infection plays a critical role in health care and impacts the cost of the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). To examine the cost reduction associated with the multidisciplinary treatment of infected DFU (IDFU) by obtaining early (ie, within 48 hours of admission) microbiological culture results, a descriptive, longitudinal study was conducted. Data were collected prospectively from patient medical charts of a cohort of 67 patients (mean age, 56.14 ± 12.3 years; mean duration of diabetes, 14.95 ± 8 years) with IDFU treated at a Mexican public health facility from January 1 to April 30, 2010...
December 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053916/urinary-tract-infections-a-retrospective-descriptive-study-of-causative-organisms-and-antimicrobial-pattern-of-samples-received-for-culture-from-a-tertiary-care-setting
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Bhuvanesh Sukhlal Kalal, Savitha Nagaraj
INTRODUCTION: Urinary tract infections (UTI) are common infections encountered by physicians either on an outpatient or inpatient basis. These infections have taken center stage due to increasing resistance being reported for commonly used antibiotics. Understanding the distribution and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of uropathogens would facilitate appropriate therapy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the culture isolates obtained from urine samples received at the Department of Microbiology, St...
December 2016: Germs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042011/application-of-next-generation-sequencing-in-clinical-microbiology-and-infection-prevention
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Ruud H Deurenberg, Erik Bathoorn, Monika A Chlebowicz, Natacha Couto, Mithila Ferdous, Silvia García-Cobos, Anna M D Kooistra-Smid, Erwin C Raangs, Sigrid Rosema, Alida C M Veloo, Kai Zhou, Alexander W Friedrich, John W A Rossen
Current molecular diagnostics of human pathogens provide limited information that is often not sufficient for outbreak and transmission investigation. Next generation sequencing (NGS) determines the DNA sequence of a complete bacterial genome in a single sequence run, and from these data, information on resistance and virulence, as well as information for typing is obtained, useful for outbreak investigation. The obtained genome data can be further used for the development of an outbreak-specific screening test...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039666/use-of-ceftaroline-fosamil-in-children-review-of-current-knowledge-and-its-application
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REVIEW
Juwon Yim, Leah M Molloy, Jason G Newland
Ceftaroline is a novel cephalosporin recently approved in children for treatment of acute bacterial skin and soft tissue infections and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae and other susceptible bacteria. With a favorable tolerability profile and efficacy proven in pediatric patients and excellent in vitro activity against resistant Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, ceftaroline may serve as a therapeutic option for polymicrobial infections, CABP caused by penicillin- and ceftriaxone-resistant S...
December 30, 2016: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035615/epidemio-clinico-microbiological-study-of-mycotic-keratitis-in-north-west-region-of-rajasthan
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Abhishek Binnani, Priyanka Soni Gupta, Ankur Gupta
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: Mycotic keratitis, with its diverse clinical presentation and difficulties in treatment, makes it a challenging task for clinicians and an important object of study. The aim of present study was to determine the frequency of occurrence and epidemiological association with identification of fungal isolates from mycotic keratitis cases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective and observational study conducted in Mycology Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, S...
December 29, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032422/analysis-of-the-third-and-fourth-generation-cephalosporin-use-for-the-treatment-of-infections-caused-by-gram-negative-bacteria-in-hospital-settings
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Dragana Protic, Aleksa Pejovic, Nina Djukanovic, Borislav Toskovic, Marija Zdravkovic, Zoran Todorovic
OBJECTIVE: The aims of our study were to assess the prevalence and distribution of Gram-negative (G-) bacteria in hospital isolates, their sensitivity to the third- and fourth-generation cephalosporins (c3 and c4), therapeutic use of c3 and c4 in the treatment of G- infections and drug utilisation data. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study collected medical records data from the General Hospital "Gornji Milanovac" (GM) and the University Medical Center "Bezanijska kosa" (BK)...
December 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027730/vancomycin-paste-does-not-reduce-the-incidence-of-deep-sternal-wound-infection-after-cardiac-operations
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Heather L Lander, Julius I Ejiofor, Siobhan McGurk, Kaneko Tsuyoshi, Prem Shekar, Simon C Body
BACKGROUND: Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) is a devastating complication that increases morbidity and death in cardiac surgical patients. Vancomycin is often administered intravenously for antibiotic prophylaxis in cardiac operations. Many cardiac surgeons also apply vancomycin paste topically to the sternal edges. We examined the effect of vancomycin paste on the incidence of DSWI in patients undergoing elective cardiac operations. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients from 2003 to 2015 who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting, valve, or combined coronary artery bypass grafting and valve operations at a single institution...
December 24, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027285/acute-rhinosinusitis-in-immunosuppressed-children-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-management
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Amit Ritter, Salvador Fischer, Eitan Yaniv, Tuvia Hadar, Ethan Soudry, Daniel Shai, Dror Gilony, Gideon Bachar
BACKGROUND: Immunosuppressive therapy places pediatric patients at risk of developing life-threatening sinonasal infections. Diagnosis and treatment is challenging owing to nonspecific signs and symptoms. The aim of the study was to present our department's experience with the surgical management of acute rhinosinusitis in immunosuppressed children. METHODS: The records of all children with a hematologic or oncologic disease who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for acute rhinosinusitis from January 2005 to May 2014 were reviewed...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018930/intra-abdominal-infections-the-role-of-anaerobes-enterococci-fungi-and-multidrug-resistant-organisms
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Gil Marcus, Samuel Levy, Ghaleb Salhab, Bethlehem Mengesha, Oran Tzuman, Shira Shur, Erica Burke, Rebecca Cruz Mayeda, Lior Cochavi, Idan Perluk, Ronit Zaidenstein, Tsilia Lazarovitch, Mor Dadon, Dror Marchaim
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal infections (IAI) constitute a common reason for hospitalization. However, there is lack of standardization in empiric management of (1) anaerobes, (2) enterococci, (3) fungi, and (4) multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO). The recommendation is to institute empiric coverage for some of these organisms in "high-risk community-acquired" or in "healthcare-associated" infections (HCAI), but exact definitions are not provided. METHODS: Epidemiological study of IAI was conducted at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center (May-November 2013)...
October 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006041/efficacy-and-safety-of-ciprofloxacin-plus-fluocinolone-in-otitis-media-with-tympanostomy-tubes-in-pediatric-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Zorik Spektor, Felix Pumarola, Khaleed Ismail, Brent Lanier, Iftikhar Hussain, John Ansley, Henry F Butehorn, Kenneth Esterhuizen, John Byers, Franklin Douglis, Bryan Lansford, F Javier Hernández
Importance: Acute otitis media with tympanostomy tubes (AOMT) in children commonly presents with otorrhea and negatively affects their daily activities. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical ciprofloxacin, 0.3%, plus fluocinolone acetonide, 0.025%, otic solution relative to ciprofloxacin, 0.3%, otic solution alone and fluocinolone acetonide, 0.025%, otic solution alone in the treatment of AOMT in children. Design, Setting, and Participants: Two twin multicenter, randomized, double-blind clinical trials with identical designs were conducted from June 24, 2011, through June 23, 2014, at ear, nose, and throat pediatric practices, general practices, hospitals, and clinical research centers...
December 22, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005800/microbiological-and-histopathological-effects-of-nasal-packing-containing-probiotics-on-nasal-mucosa
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Ozan Gokdogan, Yusuf Kizil, Ilker Akyildiz, Ozan Ahlat, Ayse Kalkanci, Sabri Uslu, Fikret Ileri
BACKGROUND: Nasal packing is frequently used after surgical interventions to prevent bleeding and synecchia formation and for the treatment of diseases such as epistaxis. One of the most morbid complications of nasal packing applications is the toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Owing to the microbiological structure of nasal mucosa, antibiotics are administered to all patients who are applied nasal packages for prevention of TSS. AIM: The aim of this study is the evaluation of microbiological and histopathological changes taking place in nasal mucosa with nasal packing containing probiotics...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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