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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869706/early-use-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-is-safe-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia
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James D Stewart, Naomi Runnegar
BACKGROUND: Management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) includes prolonged intravenous antibiotics often via a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). Optimal timing of PICC insertion for SAB treatment is unknown. There are concerns that early insertion may increase the risk of subsequent line infection. AIMS: This retrospective audit aims to determine if early PICC insertion is safe. The outcomes considered included crude mortality, attributable mortality, PICC line infections, duration of bacteraemia and relapsed SAB...
September 4, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828109/air-in-the-gastric-wall-of-a-patient-with-aids
#2
Jamie Yao, Juliet Morgan, Joshua Brotman
Emphysematous gastritis is a rare infection of the gastric wall with 55%-60% mortality. A 44-year-old man with AIDS, hepatitis C, and intravenous drug use presented with a 1-day history of acute-onset abdominal pain, nausea, and nonbloody, nonbilious emesis. On examination, he was afebrile without other vital sign abnormalities. He had epigastric abdominal tenderness without rebound or guarding. The peripheral-blood leukocyte count was elevated to 12.8 with 93.8% neutrophils. The patient's clinical presentation markedly improved with IV fluids and broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy...
September 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745951/preventing-bloodstream-infection-in-iv-therapy
#3
Kevin Hugill
Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are one cause of preventable harm to patients, and are a clinical, political and economic concern. Vascular access, via a peripheral or central vascular device, is a routine experience for most patients receiving hospital care and is increasingly commonplace in health care at home. Because it is so common, ensuring safe vascular access is an essential focus for all health professionals. All vascular access procedures are invasive, regardless of patient group, therapeutic rationale, the device used, route and site of insertion and particular technique...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719012/the-impact-of-immunoglobulin-in-acute-hiv-infection-on-the-hiv-reservoir-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
J Tiraboschi, S Ray, K Patel, A Teague, M Pace, P Phalora, N Robinson, E Hopkins, J Meyerowitz, Y Wang, J Cason, S Kaye, J Sanderson, P Klenerman, S Fidler, J Frater, J Fox
OBJECTIVES: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) during acute HIV infection (AHI) restricts the HIV reservoir, but additional interventions are necessary to induce a cure. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is not HIV-specific but is safe and temporarily reduces the HIV reservoir in chronic HIV infection. We present a randomized controlled trial to investigate whether IVIG plus ART in AHI reduces the HIV reservoir and immune activation compared with ART alone. METHODS: Ten men with AHI (Fiebig II-IV) initiated ART (tenofovir, entricitabine, ritonavir boosted darunavir and raltegravir) at HIV-1 diagnosis and were randomized to ART alone or ART plus 5 days of IVIG, once virally suppressed (week 19)...
July 18, 2017: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668241/patient-satisfaction-and-experience-with-intravenously-administered-c1-inhibitor-concentrates-in-the-united-states
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Marc A Riedl, Aleena Banerji, Paula J Busse, Douglas T Johnston, Mark A Davis-Lorton, Shital Patel, Howard Parr, Joseph Chiao, Douglas J Watson, Earl Burrell, Thomas Machnig
BACKGROUND: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic disorder with substantial morbidity and mortality. Despite expanded choices for effective acute treatment, prophylactic options are more limited. Intravenous C1 esterase inhibitor (C1-INH[IV]) is licensed and used to prevent HAE symptoms. OBJECTIVE: To better understand patient experiences with using C1-INH(IV), including level of satisfaction and types and frequency of complications. METHODS: Fifty adult members (≥18 years of age) of the US HAE Association who had HAE type I or II completed a self-administered internet survey...
July 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632753/mait-cells-launch-a-rapid-robust-and-distinct-hyperinflammatory-response-to-bacterial-superantigens-and-quickly-acquire-an-anergic-phenotype-that-impedes-their-cognate-antimicrobial-function-defining-a-novel-mechanism-of-superantigen-induced-immunopathology
#6
Christopher R Shaler, Joshua Choi, Patrick T Rudak, Arash Memarnejadian, Peter A Szabo, Mauro E Tun-Abraham, Jamie Rossjohn, Alexandra J Corbett, James McCluskey, John K McCormick, Olivier Lantz, Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro, S M Mansour Haeryfar
Superantigens (SAgs) are potent exotoxins secreted by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. They target a large fraction of T cell pools to set in motion a "cytokine storm" with severe and sometimes life-threatening consequences typically encountered in toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Given the rapidity with which TSS develops, designing timely and truly targeted therapies for this syndrome requires identification of key mediators of the cytokine storm's initial wave. Equally important, early host responses to SAgs can be accompanied or followed by a state of immunosuppression, which in turn jeopardizes the host's ability to combat and clear infections...
June 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573910/haploidentical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-adult-patients-with-epstein-barr-virus-associated-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
#7
Zhihui Li, Yini Wang, Jingshi Wang, Jia Zhang, Zhao Wang
To assess the efficacy of haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in adult patients with Epstein-Barr virus-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (EBV-HLH), we retrospectively analyzed 30 cases that presented at our institution. At the time of HSCT, 20 patients (66.7%) had achieved a response after receiving HLH-94 or salvage therapies. All patients underwent myeloablative conditioning followed by peripheral blood HSCT from their related, haploidentical donors. Twenty-six patients (86...
June 2, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566082/-femoral-hemodialysis-catheter-related-bacteremia-due-to-globicatella-sanguinis-challenges-in-species-identification
#8
Elif Aktaş, Nafia Canan Gürsoy, Tamer Sakacı, Yener Koç, Aziz Ahmad Hamidi, Emin Bulut, Duygu Erdemir, Barış Otlu
In this case, catheter-related bacteremia due to Globicatella sanguinis in a 43 years old female patient undergoing hemodialysis with the diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy was presented and the methods in the laboratory diagnosis of the rare opportunistic pathogen, Globicatella cins, were nvestigated. A set of peripheral blood cultures and simultaneous catheter culture was obtained from the patient in third of May 2016. Biochemical tests, Phoenix (Becton Dickinson, USA) and MicroScan (Beckman Coulter, USA) automated systems and matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight-mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) based Microflex MS (Bruker, Daltonics, Germany) and VITEK MS (database v2...
April 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503733/long-term-safety-from-transmission-of-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-after-pig-to-non-human-primate-corneal-transplantation
#9
Hyuk Jin Choi, Jiyeon Kim, Jae Young Kim, Hyun Ju Lee, Won Ryang Wee, Mee Kum Kim, Eung Soo Hwang
BACKGROUND: The risk of xenozoonosis mainly by porcine endogenous retrovirus (PERV) has been considered as one of the main hurdles in xenotransplantation and therefore should be elucidated prior to the clinical use of porcine corneal grafts. Accordingly, an investigation was performed to analyze the infectivity of PERVs from porcine keratocytes to human cells, and the long-term risk of transmission of PERVs was determined using pig-to-non-human primate (NHP) corneal transplantation models...
July 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447489/forodesine-in-the-treatment-of-cutaneous-t-cell-lymphoma
#10
REVIEW
Daniel J Lewis, Madeleine Duvic
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) is characterized by the accumulation of neoplastic CD4+ T lymphocytes in the skin. Given the lack of curative treatments for CTCL, there is a significant need for new, superior therapies. Forodesine is a transition-state analogue that inhibits purine nucleoside phosphorylase. Because it selectively targets T lymphocytes, it represents a drug of interest for the treatment of CTCL. Areas covered: Phase I/II dose-ranging studies of intravenous (IV) and oral forodesine demonstrated its activity, safety, and tolerability for refractory CTCL...
June 2017: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368743/population-pharmacokinetics-analysis-of-vrc01-an-hiv-1-broadly-neutralizing-monoclonal-antibody-in-healthy-adults
#11
Yunda Huang, Lily Zhang, Julie Ledgerwood, Nicole Grunenberg, Robert Bailer, Abby Isaacs, Kelly Seaton, Kenneth H Mayer, Edmund Capparelli, Larry Corey, Peter B Gilbert
The monoclonal antibody VRC01 targets the CD4 binding site of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 envelope. In the clinical study HVTN 104 (NCT02165267), 84 HIV-uninfected adults received multiple-dose intravenous (IV) VRC01 (10, 20, 30 or 40 mg/kg) every 4 or 8 weeks or subcutaneous (SC) VRC01 (5 mg/kg) every 2 weeks, and were followed for 32 weeks. We conducted a population pharmacokinetics (popPK) analysis based on 1117 VRC01 serum concentrations using a 2-compartment PK model with first-order elimination; for SC VRC01 a depot compartment with a first-order absorption rate constant was also included...
July 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161606/the-absolute-number-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-unmanipulated-peripheral-blood-grafts-predicts-the-occurrence-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-post-haplo-identical-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#12
Li Ding, Heng Zhu, Yang Yang, Hong-Min Yan, Hai-Hong Zhang, Dong-Mei Han, Zhi-Dong Wang, Xiao-Li Zheng, Jing Liu, Ling Zhu, Mei-Xue, Zi-Kuan Guo, Heng-Xiang Wang
CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) have been reported to play a central role in suppressing acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD), but whether the Treg contents of grafts correlates with the occurrence of aGVHD post haplo-identical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (haplo-HSCT) remains unclear. In the present study, changes in Tregs in peripheral blood (PB) were followed before and after granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) mobilization. In addition, functional analyses of Tregs in PB grafts and bone marrow (BM) grafts were performed...
May 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128086/vesicular-contact-reaction-may-progress-into-erythema-multiforme
#13
Magdalena Czarnecka-Operacz, Dorota Jenerowicz, Joanna Szulczyńska-Gabor, Ewa Teresiak-Mikołajczak, Joanna Szyfter-Harris, Monika Bowszyc-Dmochowska
Dear Editor, Erythema multiforme is considered an acute skin condition, characterized by a self-limiting and sometimes recurrent course. It is regarded as a type IV hypersensitivity reaction associated with certain infections, medications, and other various triggers. Allergic contact dermatitis is in turn a delayed type of induced allergy as a result of cutaneous contact with a specific allergen to which the patient develops specific sensitivity. This type of cutaneous reaction is associated with inflammation manifesting with erythema, edema, and vesicles...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124965/-bacteremia-caused-by-ciprofloxacin-resistant-salmonella-serotype-kentucky-a-case-report-and-the-review-of-literature
#14
REVIEW
Tuba Müderris, Fatma Yekta Ürkmez, Şeref Alp Küçüker, Muhammet Fethi Sağlam, Gül Ruhsar Yılmaz, Rahmet Güner, Revasiye Güleşen, Ziya Cibali Açıkgöz
Salmonella infections can be seen in four clinical types, namely gastroenteritis, bacteremia/sepsis, enteric fever and carriage. These infections can result in uncomplicated diarrhea in most cases, but can lead to invasive disease requiring antimicrobial therapy and can be life-threatening in elderly or immunocomprimised patients. Broad-spectrum cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones are crucial options in the treatment of the invasive infections. Ciprofloxacin resistance is rarely seen in non-typhoid Salmonella enterica isolates, and only in S...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940065/identification-of-trypanosoma-cruzi-discrete-typing-units-dtus-in-latin-american-migrants-in-barcelona-spain
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Alba Abras, Montserrat Gállego, Carmen Muñoz, Natalia A Juiz, Juan Carlos Ramírez, Carolina I Cura, Silvia Tebar, Anna Fernández-Arévalo, María-Jesús Pinazo, Leonardo de la Torre, Elizabeth Posada, Ferran Navarro, Paula Espinal, Cristina Ballart, Montserrat Portús, Joaquim Gascón, Alejandro G Schijman
Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of Chagas disease, is divided into six Discrete Typing Units (DTUs): TcI-TcVI. We aimed to identify T. cruzi DTUs in Latin-American migrants in the Barcelona area (Spain) and to assess different molecular typing approaches for the characterization of T. cruzi genotypes. Seventy-five peripheral blood samples were analyzed by two real-time PCR methods (qPCR) based on satellite DNA (SatDNA) and kinetoplastid DNA (kDNA). The 20 samples testing positive in both methods, all belonging to Bolivian individuals, were submitted to DTU characterization using two PCR-based flowcharts: multiplex qPCR using TaqMan probes (MTq-PCR), and conventional PCR...
April 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908432/safety-and-utilization-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-versus-midline-catheters-at-a-large-academic-medical-center
#16
Tianyuan Xu, Lawrence Kingsley, Susan DiNucci, Gwen Messer, Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Brian Morgan, Kathleen Shutt, Mohamed H Yassin
BACKGROUND: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are a commonly used central intravenous (IV) access device, which can be associated with significant complications. Midline catheters (MCs) are peripheral IV access devices that may reduce the need for central lines and hence decrease central line-associated bloodstream infections. The objective of this study is to compare the utilization and safety of PICCs and MCs. METHODS: This was a retrospective study comparing the use and outcomes of PICCs and MCs at a large academic medical center between January and May 2015...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813499/peripheral-blood-lymphocyte-subset-levels-differ-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Hai-Zhou Liu, Wei Deng, Ji-Lin Li, Ya-Mei Tang, Li-Tu Zhang, Ying Cui, Xin-Qiang Liang
We investigated the levels of target lymphocyte subsets in peripheral blood lymphocyte samples from patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A total of 715 high-risk patients with primary HCC were recruited in Guangxi, China as the case group. The control group included 100 patients who received health examinations at the same hospital during the same period. Fasting elbow venous blood (10 mL) was collected from each participant, and flow cytometry was used to detect the levels of NK cells and CD3+, CD4+ and CD19+ T cells in peripheral blood samples...
November 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734108/complications-of-intravascular-catheters-in-icu-definitions-incidence-and-severity-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-usual-transparent-dressings-versus-new-generation-dressings-the-advanced-study
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Silvia Calviño Günther, Carole Schwebel, Rebecca Hamidfar-Roy, Agnès Bonadona, Maxime Lugosi, Claire Ara-Somohano, Clémence Minet, Leïla Potton, Jean-Charles Cartier, Aurelien Vésin, Magalie Chautemps, Lenka Styfalova, Stephane Ruckly, Jean-François Timsit
PURPOSE: To describe all post-insertion complications involving most used intravascular access, and to determine whether the use of a new-generation transparent dressing (3M™ IV Advanced) might reduce their number and impact on ICU patient outcomes. METHODS: Patients older than 18, with an expected length of stay ≥48 h and requiring at least one central venous catheter (CVC), arterial catheter (AC), haemodialysis catheter (HDC), pulmonary arterial catheters (PAC) or peripheral venous catheter (PVC) were randomized into two groups: a new-generation transparent dressing, or the hospital's classical transparent dressing, and were followed daily for any infectious and non-infectious complications...
November 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723246/comparison-of-five-systems-of-classification-of-diabetic-foot-ulcers-and-predictive-factors-for-amputation
#19
Byung-Joon Jeon, Hwan Jun Choi, Jin Seok Kang, Min Sung Tak, Eun Soo Park
Diabetes mellitus is a common metabolic disorder. Among various complications, diabetic neuropathy and peripheral vascular disorders are closely associated with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Lower extremity ulcers and amputations are ongoing problems among individuals with diabetes. There are several classification systems for DFUs; however, no prognostic system has to date been accepted as the gold standard or the optimum prediction tool for amputations. A retrospective study was designed. Demographic data and baseline laboratory data were gathered and scored or evaluated using five representative DFU classification systems...
June 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625200/umbilical-cord-cd71-erythroid-cells-are-reduced-in-neonates-born-to-women-in-spontaneous-preterm-labor
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Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Roberto Romero, Yi Xu, Derek Miller, Ronald Unkel, Tippi C MacKenzie, Michela Frascoli, Sonia S Hassan
PROBLEM: Preterm neonates are highly susceptible to infection. Neonatal host defense against infection seems to be maintained by the temporal presence of immunosuppressive CD71+ erythroid cells. The aim of this study was to investigate whether umbilical cord CD71+ erythroid cells are reduced in neonates born to women who undergo spontaneous preterm labor/birth. METHOD OF STUDY: Umbilical cord blood samples (n=155) were collected from neonates born to women who delivered preterm with (n=39) and without (n=12) spontaneous labor or at term with (n=82) and without (n=22) spontaneous labor...
October 2016: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
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