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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450211/-actinotignum-schaalii-infection-a-clandestine-cause-of-sterile-pyuria
#1
Lucy E Horton, Sanjay R Mehta, Lejla Aganovic, Joshua Fierer
Actinotignum schaalii is an underappreciated cause of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in older adults. The diagnosis may be missed due to difficulty isolating and identifying the organism. Complications can result because the organism is intrinsically resistant to 2 commonly used drugs to treat UTI, as illustrated by this case.
February 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447854/risk-factors-associated-complications-for-postoperative-urinary-retention-after-lumbar-surgery-for-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
#2
Joshua L Golubovsky, Haariss Ilyas, Jinxiao Chen, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Thomas E Mroz, Michael P Steinmetz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Postoperative Urinary Retention (POUR) is a very common post-operative complication of all surgeries (5 - 70%) that may lead to complications such as urinary tract infection (UTI), bladder over-distention, autonomic dysregulation, and increased postoperative length of stay (LOS). Within the field of spine surgery, the reported incidence of POUR is highly variable (5.6 - 38%). Lack of clear stratification of surgical level, spinal pathology, and inadequate sample size is a major limitation of available studies concerning POUR following spine surgery that may lead to inconsistency in the incidence of POUR and the ability to model its occurrence and consequences...
February 12, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443741/research-progress-of-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-before-arthroplasty-a-systematic-review
#3
Qingyu Zhang, Lihua Liu, Wei Sun, Fuqiang Gao, Liming Cheng, Zirong Li
BACKGROUND: A high prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria exists in patients prior to arthroplasty, and urinary tract infection is considered to be a source of postoperative superficial wound and prosthetic joint infections. There is no consensus whether to screen for and treat asymptomatic bacteriuria before arthroplasty. OBJECTIVE: To summarize the association between asymptomatic bacteriuria and complications after arthroplasty and to evaluate the clinical benefits of treating asymptomatic bacteriuria prior to arthroplasty...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439889/hematuria-in-an-adult-with-congenital-heart-disease
#4
Jennifer Noble, Shahnawaz M Amdani, Richard U Garcia, Rajan Arora
BACKGROUND: Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) in the United States now outnumber children with CHD, due in part to the improvement in surgical and medical management. This growing population may present postoperatively to the emergency department (ED) with nonspecific complaints from unforseen complications secondary to cardiac intervention. CASE REPORT: We describe a 39-year-old male who presented to the ED with hematuria and dysuria after he underwent percutaneous device ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure 10 days before...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437306/clinical-predictors-of-ceftriaxone-resistance-in-microorganisms-causing-febrile-urinary-tract-infections-in-men
#5
Javier Ramos Lázaro, Alex Smithson, Neus Jovè Vidal, María Teresa Batida Vila
OBJECTIVES: Because of high rates of resistance to fluoroquinolones, ceftriaxone has become one of the main options for treating febrile urinary tract infection (FUTI). This study aimed to identify predictors of ceftriaxone resistance in community-acquired FUTIs in men. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional ambispective study enrolling men with FUTIs treated in the emergency department of a local area hospital in Spain. RESULTS: A total of 552 FUTI episodes were studied; 103 (18...
February 2018: Emergencias: revista de la Sociedad Española de Medicina de Emergencias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437055/aseptic-revision-total-hip-arthroplasty-in-the-elderly-quantifying-the-risks-for-patients-over-80-years-old
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P Bovonratwet, R Malpani, T D Ottesen, V Tyagi, N T Ondeck, L E Rubin, J N Grauer
AIMS: The aim of this study was to compare the rate of perioperative complications following aseptic revision total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients aged ≥ 80 years with that in those aged < 80 years, and to identify risk factors for the incidence of serious adverse events in those aged ≥ 80 years using a large validated national database. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients who underwent aseptic revision THA were identified in the 2005 to 2015 National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database and stratified into two age groups: those aged < 80 years and those aged ≥ 80 years...
February 2018: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431886/impact-of-anemia-on-in-hospital-complications-after-ischemic-stroke
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Chen-Chen Wei, Shu-Ting Zhang, Ge Tan, Shi-Hong Zhang, Ming Liu
BACKGROUND: In-hospital complications after stroke represent barriers of optimal recovery and are even potentially life-threatening. Anemia is common in stroke patients and is related to poor outcome after stroke. Less is known, however, of the association of anemia with complications. We aimed to investigate the impact of anemia on a series of in-hospital complications after ischemic stroke. METHODS: Consecutive patients with ischemic stroke within 7 days were included...
February 12, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430718/renal-fungus-ball-in-a-patient-with-retroperitoneal-fibrosis-unique-complication-in-a-rare-disease
#8
Khaled Alobaid, Mostafa Faty, Ahmed El-Nahas, Abdullatif Al-Terki, Zia Khan
Candida fungus ball is a rare presentation of urinary tract infections among adult patients and is associated with considerable morbidity. Because clinical signs are not specific, diagnosis is often delayed. Furthermore, treatment is occasionally difficult, and the approach to such cases varies widely among different centers. In this report, we describe a patient with retroperitoneal fibrosis who developed a renal fungus ball. Management of this challenging case is discussed, and review of the literature is presented...
February 12, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427523/meropenem-and-vaborbactam-stepping-up-the-battle-against-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae
#9
Sarah Christina Jane Jorgensen, Michael Joseph Rybak
Vaborbactam (VAB; formerly RPX7009) is a novel beta-lactamase inhibitor based on a cyclic boronic acid pharmacophore with potent inhibitory activity against Ambler class A and C beta-lactamases. It has been co-formulated with meropenem to restore its activity against Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPC). VAB does not inhibit class B or D carbapenemases, nor does it improve the activity of meropenem against multidrug-resistant non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli, notably Acinetobacter spp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
February 10, 2018: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423616/frequency-and-predictors-of-post-stroke-delirium-in-prospective-observational-polish-study-propolis
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P Pasinska, K Kowalska, E Klimiec, A Szyper-Maciejowska, A Wilk, A Klimkowicz-Mrowiec
Delirium is the most common and serious neurobehavioral complication in acute hospital admissions. Some patients develop signs of delirium but do not meet all diagnostic criteria. Stroke is a major risk factor for delirium. The aim of this prospective study was to build a predictive model for delirium and subsyndromal post-stroke delirium. Patients with stroke were screened for delirium during the first 7 days after admission. Delirium was diagnosed according to DSM-V criteria. Baseline demographic, biochemical, stroke-related data, medications used, neurological deficit, and premorbid cognitive and functional impairment were assessed...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422729/outcome-of-patients-admitted-to-a-tertiary-referral-intensive-care-unit-with-urosepsis-needing-source-control
#11
Chaitra C Rao, Pradeep Rangappa, Karthik Rao, Ipe Jacob
Introduction: Urosepsis is one of the common causes of admission to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It has traditionally been treated with antibiotics, but surgical management with Double J [DJ] ureteral stents is gaining popularity. This study compares patients with complicated urosepsis who underwent surgical source control by ureteral stenting with those managed medically. Materials and Methods: The study enrolled patients admitted to a tertiary adult ICU with a diagnosis of urosepsis over a period of 2 years...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422271/bladder-resident-macrophages-mucosal-sentinels
#12
Livia Lacerda Mariano, Molly A Ingersoll
Macrophages are instrumental in the response to infectious and noninfectious diseases, however, their role in the bladder is poorly understood. Indeed, the bladder is a mucosal tissue frequently overlooked in research, despite the prevalence of illnesses such as urinary tract infection and bladder cancer. Notably, bladder tissue macrophages are among the most populous resident immune cells in this organ and recent studies support that resident macrophages and infiltrating monocytes play nonredundant roles in response to infection, immunotherapy, and inflammation...
February 2, 2018: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419786/disease-and-economic-burden-of-hospitalizations-attributable-to-diabetes-mellitus-and-its-complications-a-nationwide-study-in-brazil
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Michelle Quarti Machado Rosa, Roger Dos Santos Rosa, Marcelo G Correia, Denizar V Araujo, Luciana R Bahia, Cristiana M Toscano
Diabetes is associated with a significant burden globally. The costs of diabetes-related hospitalizations are unknown in most developing countries. The aim of this study was to estimate the total number and economic burden of hospitalizations attributable to diabetes mellitus (DM) and its complications in adults from the perspective of the Brazilian Public Health System in 2014. Data sources included the National Health Survey (NHS) and National database of Hospitalizations (SIH). We considered diabetes, its microvascular (retinopathy, nephropathy, and neuropathy) and macrovascular complications (coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, and peripheral arterial disease), respiratory and urinary tract infections, as well as selected cancers...
February 8, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417048/antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-prostate-biopsies-contemporary-practice-patterns-in-germany
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Katharina Boehm, Fabian P Siegel, Laila Schneidewind, Jennifer Kranz, Philipp Spachmann, Tanja Frank, Nina Huck, Florian Imkamp, Alexandre Pelzer
Purpose: Prostate biopsy (pbx) is the most common outpatient procedure in urology. Complications are urinary tract infections, including hospitalization and sepsis. Recommendations on antibiotic prophylaxis (apx) are scarce, and healthcare data are not available. The study addressed the following endpoints: the duration and spectrum of antimicrobial prophylaxis in transrectal and transperineal pbx in the hospital and the practice setting. Methods: A questionnaire compiled data about age, gender, board certification, and place of work...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416321/perioperative-outcome-of-elderly-versus-younger-patients-undergoing-major-hepatic-or-pancreatic-surgery
#15
Qiang Lu, Jian-Wen Lu, Zheng Wu, Xue-Min Liu, Jian-Hui Li, Jian Dong, Guo-Zhi Yin, Yi Lv, Xu-Feng Zhang
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the safety of elderly cancer patients (≥70 years) undergoing hepatic resection (HR) or pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) in comparison with younger adults (<70 years). Methods: A total of 1,012 consecutive patients undergoing HR or PD were included. The incidence and severity of morbidity were documented within 30 days postoperatively and compared between elderly and younger groups. Risk factors associated with postoperative morbidity were investigated by multivariate logistic regression analysis...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410094/antibiotic-treatment-of-infections-caused-by-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacilli-an-international-escmid-cross-sectional-survey-among-infection-diseases-specialists-practicing-in-large-hospitals
#16
Lea Papst, Bojana Beović, Céline Pulcini, Emanuele Durante-Mangoni, Jesús Rodríguez-Baño, Keith S Kaye, George L Daikos, Lul Raka, Mical Paul
OBJECTIVES: To explore contemporary antibiotic management of infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria (CRGNB) in hospitals. METHODS: Cross-sectional, internet-based questionnaire survey. We contacted representatives of all hospitals with more than 800 acute-care hospital beds in France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Slovenia, Spain and selected hospitals in the United States. We asked respondents to describe the most common actual practice at their hospital regarding management of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa through close-ended questions...
January 30, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408746/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-urinary-tract-infection-up-to-one-year-following-midurethral-sling-incontinence-surgery
#17
Adi Y Weintraub, Yonatan Reuven, Dorit Paz-Levy, Zehava Yohay, Inbal Idan, Debi Elharar, Hannah Glinter, Tamar Tzur, David Yohay
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence and risk factors of urinary tract infection (UTI) one year following sub-midurethral sling (SMUS) incontinence surgery in a university affiliated medical center in southern Israel. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted to identify and characterize patients who suffered UTI within a year following SMUS surgery. The study population comprised of all patients who underwent a SMUS surgery between the years 2014 and 2015...
January 30, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408648/when-are-complications-following-brain-tumor-surgery-detected
#18
Heidi Heitmann Viken, Ida Amalie Iversen, Asgeir Jakola, Lisa Millgård Sagberg, Ole Solheim
OBJECTIVE: To optimize follow-up and surveillance routines after intracranial surgery, knowledge about when complications occur is needed. We sought to explore when postoperative complications are detected after brain tumor surgery, and assess the severity of these. METHODS: We did a retrospective review of hospital records in 1291 adult patients undergoing elective craniotomy for intracranial tumors between 2008-2016 at our institution. Medical history, comorbidity, registered outcomes within 30 days and time of detection of complications were registered...
January 30, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408400/bariatric-surgery-prior-to-elective-posterior-lumbar-fusion-is-associated-with-reduced-medical-complications-and-infection
#19
Deeptee Jain, Sigurd Berven, John Carter, Alan L Zhang, Vedat Deviren
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Severely obese patients with operative spinal pathology present a challenge to the spine surgeon, given the increased complication risk. PURPOSE: Determine the impact of bariatric surgery on perioperative complications of posterior lumbar fusion. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Patients undergoing posterior lumbar fusion surgery in the State Inpatient Databases (SID) of New York, Florida, North Carolina, Nebraska, Utah, and California...
February 2, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402715/does-parkinson-disease-increase-the-risk-of-perioperative-complications-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-a-nationwide-database-study
#20
Jared M Newman, Nipun Sodhi, Sarah E Dalton, Anton Khlopas, Richard P Newman, Carlos A Higuera, Michael A Mont
BACKGROUND: Parkinson disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder in the United States, affecting over 1 million people. As part of the disease process, PD can cause poor bone quality and other musculoskeletal problems that can affect a patient's quality of life. With advances in treatment, PD patients can be more active and may be candidates for total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, there is a paucity of literature on the outcomes of THA in PD patients. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the perioperative outcomes of PD patients who underwent THA...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
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