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Staphylococcus hemodialysis catheters

Jingjing Zhang, Renee A Burr, Heena S Sheth, Beth Piraino
BACKGROUND: Data on hemodialysis (HD)-related organism specific bacteremia rates by type of access over an extended period are scant in the literature. Using a registry data base we examined all positive blood cultures by organisms for each type of HD access over 14 years. METHODS: The IRB-approved registry data collection of prevalent patients at our HD unit from 1/1/1999 through 12/31/2012 was analyzed. All positive blood cultures were recorded and expressed as episodes/1,000 days by access type: arteriovenous fistula (AVF), arteriovenous graft (AVG), and central venous catheter (CVC)...
September 2016: Clinical Nephrology
Farida Sahli, Razika Feidjel, Rima Laalaoui
The main complication of central venous catheter (CVC) in hemodialysis is infection. Identifying CVC related infection (CVC-RI) risk factors and causative micro-organisms is important for setting prevention policies. There were no data regarding CVC-RI in hemodialysis in Algeria. To determine rates of CVC-RI in hemodialysis in Setif university hospital, risk factors and causative microorganisms, we conducted a prospective study from November 2014 to May 2015 involving patients with CVC in hemodialysis. Micro-organisms isolated from semi quantitative culture of CVC and blood culture were identified and tested for antibiotic susceptibility using the automated MicroScan system (DADE Behring, Sacramento, CA, USA)...
July 13, 2016: Journal of Infection and Public Health
Ngai Kien Le, Wertheim Hf, Phu Dinh Vu, Dung Thi Khanh Khu, Hai Thanh Le, Bich Thi Ngoc Hoang, Vu Thanh Vo, Yen Minh Lam, Dung Tien Viet Vu, Thu Hoai Nguyen, Tung Quang Thai, Lennart E Nilsson, Ulf Rydell, Kinh Van Nguyen, Behzad Nadjm, Louise Clarkson, Håkan Hanberger, Mattias Larsson
There is scarce information regarding hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) among children in resource-constrained settings. This study aims to measure prevalence of HAIs in Vietnamese pediatric hospitals.Monthly point prevalence surveys (PPSs) in 6 pediatric intensive care units (ICUs) in 3 referral hospitals during 1 year.A total of 1363 cases (1143 children) were surveyed, 59.9% male, average age 11 months. Admission sources were: other hospital 49.3%, current hospital 36.5%, and community 15.3%. Reasons for admission were: infectious disease (66%), noninfectious (20...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Anand Devraj, Venkata Siva Tez Pinnamaneni, Manisha Biswal, Raja Ramachandran, Vivekanand Jha
Introduction Staphylococcal infection of endogenous origin is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients who receive hemodialysis (HD). The risk of such infections in nasal carriers of the organism is well defined. Extranasal carriage of the organism at extranasal sites may pose similar risks. Methods A total of 70 patients about to undergo internal jugular vein catheterization for HD were enrolled in this prospective observational study. Swab cultures were obtained from anterior nares, posterior pharynx, axillae, toe web spaces, and vascular access sites at baseline and 1 week later...
June 29, 2016: Hemodialysis International
Badreddine Ben Kaab, Rania Kheder, Héla Jbali, Wided Smaoui, Madiha Krid, Lamia Raies, Lilia Ben Fatma, Souméya Béji, Med Karim Zouaghi, Fatma Ben Moussa
BACKGROUND: Vascular access is a basic and essential tool required for performing renal replacement therapy in end stage renal disease. AIM: To study the indications of tunneled catheter (KTT) in hemodialysis (HD), identify complications related to the use of KTT and contributing factors, assess the survival and performance of the technique. INTRODUCTION: The making of a vascular access is an angular piece for adequate HD and in good conditions...
December 2015: La Tunisie Médicale
M Guembe, M J Pérez-Granda, R Cruces, L Alcalá, E Bouza
Catheter connectors used in hemodialysis patients are those with open caps to manage high blood flows. However, current guidelines for the prevention of catheter infections recommend closed connectors. Tego™ is a closed connector designed to enable high blood flows. We used an in vitro model to compare the efficacy of Tego™ against contamination with that of standard caps in a real-life practice scenario. The model consisted of 200 blood culture bottles (BCB) with an inserted cannula closed either with Tego™ (100) or with open caps (100)...
August 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Sritika Thapa, Peter B Terry, Biren B Kamdar
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) catheters are frequently inserted into the superior vena cava (SVC), and can lead to thrombotic complications. However, to our knowledge, HD catheter-related thrombosis leading to subsequent SVC syndrome, bacteremia, and pulmonary emboli has not been described. CASE PRESENTATION: A 28-year-old dialysis-dependent woman with IgA nephropathy developed facial swelling, head pressure, headache, nausea, dizziness and fever 6 weeks after right internal jugular (IJ) HD catheter placement...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Sophie Collier, Hala Kandil, Enat Yewnetu, Jennifer Cross, Ben Caplin, Andrew Davenport
Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred access for hemodialysis (HD). Buttonhole (BH) needling has increased following the introduction of "blunt" fistula needles. Although some reported advantages for BH needling, others have reported increased infection risk. As such we reviewed our center practice, and the effect of both nasal screening and eradication and re-education and training programs. We audited the outcomes of 881 HD patients dialyzed between November 2009 and May 2012, divided into three groups: 175 dialyzing exclusively by central venous catheter (CVC), 478 exclusively by area needling AVF (AVF) and 219 by BH...
March 17, 2016: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
Élisabeth Botelho-Nevers, Paul O Verhoeven, Damien Thibaudin, Julie Gagnaire, Amandine Gagneux-Brunon, Frédéric Lucht, Philippe Berthelot, Christophe Mariat
Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage is frequent in dialysis patients and is associated with an increased risk of staphylococcal infections in this population. Data from the literature showed that decolonization of S. aureus nasal carriers in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis reduce S. aureus catheter-related infections. During the last national congress of nephrology, a survey was conducted among volunteer dialysis physicians to evaluate their practice about screening and decolonization of S. aureus nasal carriage among their patients...
July 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
P Buitron de la Vega, P Tandon, W Qureshi, Y Nasr, R Jayaprakash, S Arshad, D Moreno, G Jacobsen, K Ananthasubramaniam, M Ramesh, M Zervos
The aim of this study was to identify patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia with low risk of infective endocarditis (IE) who might not require routine trans-esophageal echocardiography (TEE). We retrospectively evaluated 398 patients presenting with MRSA bacteremia for the presence of the following clinical criteria: intravenous drug abuse (IVDA), long-term catheter, prolonged bacteremia, intra-cardiac device, prosthetic valve, hemodialysis dependency, vertebral/nonvertebral osteomyelitis, cardio-structural abnormality...
February 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Christian A Rojas-Moreno, Daniel Spiegel, Venkata Yalamanchili, Elizabeth Kuo, Henry Quinones, Pranavi V Sreeramoju, James P Luby
OBJECTIVE: This study had 2 objectives: (1) to describe the epidemiology of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who have no access to scheduled dialysis and (2) to evaluate whether a positive culture of the heparin-lock solution is associated with subsequent development of bacteremia. DESIGN: Retrospective observational cohort design for objective 1; and prospective cohort design for objective 2. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: The study was conducted in a 770-bed public academic tertiary hospital in Dallas, Texas...
March 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Hung-Wen Yen, Wu-Chang Yang, Der-Cherng Tarng, Chih-Yu Yang, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Ling-Ju Huang, Pei-Yu Lin, Chih-Chun Wang, Szu-Yuan Li
Catheter-related blood stream infection (CRBSI) is a major complication in hemodialysis patients. We assessed the efficacy of systemic daptomycin (DPT) plus DPT antibiotic lock therapy (DPT-ALT) for catheter salvage in patients with Gram-positive CRBSIs. This is a retrospective study of hemodialysis patients with tunneled and cuffed hemodialysis catheters. All patients were from a single institution in Taipei and received systemic DPT plus DPT-ALT for the treatment of Gram-positive CRBSI. Successful resolution of CRBSI was implemented...
April 2016: Hemodialysis International
Ana Rocha, Rui Castro, Josefina Santos
INTRODUCTION: Patients undergoing chronic hemodialysis using tunneled cuffed catheters (TCCs) are at increased risk of metastatic infections, namely endocarditis and spondydodiscitis, and mortality is high in this group. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical features, causative organisms, its susceptibility and outcomes in patients hospitalized with these infections from a single center. METHODS: All consecutive patients with TCC and endocarditis and/or spondylodiscitis treated at the authors' institution between 2005 and 2011 were selected retrospectively...
April 2015: International Journal of Artificial Organs
Adil Maleb, Mohammed Ghazouani, Mariama Chadli, Mostafa Elouennass
BACKGROUND: Catheter-related infections are the sixth leading cause of nosocomial infections with approximately 7% of cases. AIM: The aim of this work was to establish the bacterial epidemiology of the catheter and TIC culture (totally implantable catheter) at the Mohamed V Military Teaching Hospital (MVHMI), and to study the antibiotic susceptibility of bacteria isolated. METHODS: this is a retrospective study over 24 months, including the venous and arterial catheters as well as the TIC treated at the Microbiology laboratory of the MVHMI...
August 2014: La Tunisie Médicale
Lukas Mach, Olga Ondruskova, Petr Nemec, Marek Orban
A 36-year-old man with chronic renal insufficiency secondary to type 1 diabetes mellitus was on hemodialysis via central venous catheter (CVC), newly placed into the right subclavian vein after his arteriovenous fistula became dysfunctional. Seven days after CVC insertion, the patient developed fever and on day 11 echocardiography showed a large nearly occluding thrombus in the superior vena cava (SVC) extending into the right atrium (RA). Emergency surgical thrombectomy was successfully performed and an 11 cm long thrombus extending from the RA cranially into the SVC occupying majority of the vein's lumen was removed...
October 2015: Hemodialysis International
Carlos Pigrau, Dolors Rodríguez-Pardo, Nuria Fernández-Hidalgo, Laura Moretó, Ferran Pellise, Maria-Nieves Larrosa, Mireia Puig, Benito Almirante
Although hematogenous pyogenic spinal infections have been related to hemodialysis (HD), catheter-related sepsis, and sporadically, to other nosocomial infections or procedures, in most recent studies and reviews the impact of nosocomial infection as a risk factor for vertebral osteomyelitis (VO) is not well established. The aim of our study was to describe the risk factors, infectious source, etiology, clinical features, therapy, and outcome of health care associated VO (HCAVO), and compare them with community-acquired VO (CAVO) cases...
January 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
Cibele Grothe, Mônica Taminato, Angélica Belasco, Ricardo Sesso, Dulce Barbosa
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of surveillance for screening and treatment of patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing hemodialysis and colonized by Staphylococcus aureus. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed. The literature search involved the following databases: the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Embase, LILACS, CINAHL, SciELO, and PubMed/Medline. The descriptors were "Staphylococcus aureus", "MRSA", "MSSA", "treatment", "decolonization", "nasal carrier", "colonization", "chronic kidney disease", "dialysis", and "haemodialysis" or "hemodialysis"...
2014: BMC Nephrology
Ozgür Atmaca, Pınar Zarakolu, Ceren Karahan, Banu Cakır, Serhat Unal
The aim of this study was to evaluate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia cases who were followed at the Infectious Diseases Unit of Internal Medicine Department, at Hacettepe University Adult and Oncology Hospitals between January 2004-December 2011. A total of 198 patients, of them 99 had positive MRSA blood cultures (case group), and 99 without MRSA bacteremia (control group) who were selected randomly among patients at the same wards during the same time period, were included in the study...
October 2014: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
Patricia Brañas, Enrique Morales, Francisco Ríos, Francisca Sanz, Eduardo Gutiérrez, Nuria Quintanilla, M Angeles Orellana, Mercedes Sánchez, Almudena Rodríguez-Aranda, Fernando Chaves
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the use of surveillance cultures (SCs) to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) in asymptomatic hemodialysis (HD) patients. METHODS: In 2011-2012, we conducted a prospective study of HD patients with tunneled cuffed central venous catheters (TCCs). Colonization of the catheter lumen was assessed every 15 days by inoculating ~5 mL endoluminal blood into aerobic culture bottles. Individual patients were triaged based on SC results: group 1 (negative); group 2 (coagulase-negative Staphylococcus [CoNS] with time-to-positivity (TTP) >14 hours); group 3 (CoNS with TTP ≤14 hours); and group 4 (any microorganism other than CoNS and any TTP)...
November 2014: American Journal of Infection Control
Marcelle Aquino Rabelo, Armando Monteiro Bezerra Neto, Stéfany Ojaimi Loibman, Jailton Lobo da Costa Lima, Ewerton Lucena Ferreira, Nilma Cintra Leal, Maria Amélia Vieira Maciel
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains have been responsible for many nosocomial outbreaks. Within hospitals, colonized employees often act as reservoirs for the spread of this organism. This study collected clinical samples of 91 patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), hemodialysis/nephrology service and surgical clinic, and biological samples from the nasal cavities of 120 professionals working in those environments, of a University Hospital in Recife, in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil...
July 2014: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
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