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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820540/endoscopic-port-access-surgery-for-late-orthotopic-cardiac-transplantation-atrioventricular-valve-disease
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Johan van der Merwe, Filip Casselman, Bernard Stockman, Yvette Vermeulen, Ivan Degrieck, Frank Van Praet
BACKGROUND: The study aim was to present details of the perioperative and long-term outcomes of redo-endoscopic port access surgery (REPAS) for late atrioventricular valve disease (AVVD) in orthotopic cardiac transplant (OCT) patients. METHODS: Between February 2004 and October 2015, REPAS was performed for late AVVD in seven consecutive OCT patients (mean age 57.9 ± 17.2 years; EuroSCORE II 21.2 ± 14.7%) at the authors' institution. The mean OCT-REPAS time interval was 7...
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820386/cost-of-nosocomial-outbreak-caused-by-ndm-1-containing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-the-netherlands-october-2015-january-2016
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Madelief Mollers, Suzanne P Lutgens, Annelot F Schoffelen, Peter M Schneeberger, Anita W M Suijkerbuijk
During October-December 2015, 29 patients in a hospital in the Netherlands acquired nosocomial infection with a multidrug-resistant, New Delhi-metallo-β-lactamase-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae strain. Extensive infection control measures were needed to stop this outbreak. The estimated economic impact of the outbreak was $804,263; highest costs were associated with hospital bed closures.
September 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815890/a-semi-synthetic-glycoconjugate-vaccine-candidate-for-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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Peter H Seeberger, Claney L Pereira, Naeem Khan, Guozhi Xiao, Elizabeth Diago-Navarro, Katrin Reppe, Bastian Opitz, Bettina C Fries, Martin Witzenrath
Hospital acquired infections are an increasingly serious health concern. Infections caused by carpabenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-Kp) are especially problematic, with a 50% average survival rate. CR-Kp are isolated from patients with ever greater frequency: 7% within the EU but 62% in Greece. At a time when antibiotics are becoming less effective, no vaccines to protect from this severe bacterial infection exist. Here, we describe the convergent [3+3] synthesis of the hexasaccharide repeating unit from its capsular polysaccharide and related sequences...
August 16, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814443/antibiotic-use-by-pediatric-residents-identifying-opportunities-and-strategies-for-antimicrobial-stewardship
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Prateek J Shukla, Maria Behnam-Terneus, Beatriz Cunill-De Sautu, Geovanny F Perez
OBJECTIVES: To determine the antibiotic prescribing practices of pediatric residents and assess how they acquire knowledge leading to prescribing behaviors. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional electronic survey of all pediatric residents at the Children's National Medical Center and Nicklaus Children's Hospital, assessing antibiotic prescribing patterns for common pediatric infections, use of antibiograms, and factors influencing antibiotic choice. RESULTS: Eighty-five surveys (45%) were returned complete and included in the analysis...
August 16, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807581/right-heart-function-during-and-after-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-adults
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Kevin E Boczar, Vicente F Corrales-Medina, Ian G Burwash, Julio A Chirinos, Girish Dwivedi
BACKGROUND: New-onset or worsening heart failure is the most common extra-pulmonary complication of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) during the first 30 days after diagnosis. METHODS: We evaluated the changes in the right ventricular function amongst adult CAP survivors from the time of acute infection to its resolution. We performed comprehensive transthoracic echocardiographic examinations to assess right heart function during the acute illness and the convalescent period (four to six weeks after hospital discharge)...
July 27, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803551/hospitalisation-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-children-in-the-province-of-quebec-canada-before-and-during-the-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-era
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G Anderson, G Deceuninck, Z Zhou, F D Boucher, Y Bonnier Viger, R Gilca, P DE Wals
Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important cause of community-acquired pneumonia and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) may reduce this burden. This study's goal was to analyse trends in lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) hospitalisations before and during a routine vaccination programme targeting all newborns with PCV was started in the province of Quebec, Canada in December 2004. The study population included hospital admissions with a main diagnosis of LRTI among 6-59 month-old Quebec residents from April 2000 to December 2014...
August 14, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802696/community-acquired-pneumonia-visualized-on-computed-tomography-but-not-chest-x-ray-pathogens-severity-and-clinical-outcomes
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Cameron P Upchurch, Carlos G Grijalva, Richard G Wunderink, Derek J Williams, Grant W Waterer, Evan J Anderson, Yuwei Zhu, Eric M Hart, Frank Carroll, Anna M Bramley, Seema Jain, Kathryn M Edwards, Wesley H Self
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of pneumonia visualized on computed tomography (CT) in the setting of a normal chest x-ray (CXR) is uncertain. METHODS: In a multicenter prospective surveillance study of adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), we compared the presenting clinical features, pathogens, and outcomes of patients with pneumonia visualized on CT but not on concurrent CXR (CT-only pneumonia) and those with pneumonia visualized on CXR...
August 9, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790049/cor-triatriatum-and-stroke
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Jose Danilo Bengzon Diestro, Joseph Justin Hipolito Regaldo, Eddieson Masangcay Gonzales, Maria Kristina Casanova Dorotan, Adrian Isidro Espiritu, Jose Leonard Rivera Pascual
Cor triatriatum sinistrum (CTS) is a congenital anomaly where the left atrium is divided into two compartments by a fibromuscular membrane. This report aims to add to the literature on a rare cardiac condition that can cause neurological morbidity. We report a case of a 19-year-old female with an infarct in the right middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory initially maintained on aspirin. Eighteen months later, she had recurrence of weakness, for which repeat transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and re-evaluation of the first TTE demonstrated a hyperechoic membrane spanning the width of the left atrium, clinching the diagnosis of CTS...
August 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781877/serotypes-and-antibiotic-susceptibility-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolated-from-hospitalized-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-italy
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Marta Di Pasquale, Stefano Aliberti, Chara Azzari, Maria Moriondo, Francesco Nieddu, Francesco Blasi, Marco Mantero
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia remain an important public health problem. The primary objective was to determine the proportion of community-acquired pneumonia that is attributable to Streptococcus pneumoniae infection; secondary objectives were the description of community-acquired pneumonia attributable to Streptococcus pneumoniae according to socio-demographic and clinical variables, the clinical evolution of community-acquired pneumonia and the description of the serotype distribution of vaccine-preventable disease and antibiotic resistance rate of pneumococcal infections...
2017: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781060/antibacterial-activity-of-exogenous-glutathione-and-its-synergism-on-antibiotics-sensitize-carbapenem-associated-multidrug-resistant-clinical-isolates-of-acinetobacter-baumannii
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Roaa Alharbe, Ayidh Almansour, Dong H Kwon
A major clinical impact of A. baumannii is hospital-acquired infections including ventilator-associated pneumonia. The treatment of this pathogen is often difficult due to its innate and acquired resistance to almost all commercially available antibiotics. Infections with carbapenem-associated multidrug resistant A. baumannii is the most problematic. Glutathione is a tripeptide thiol-antioxidant and antibacterial activity of exogenous glutathione was reported in some bacteria. However, clinical relevance and molecular details of the antibacterial activity of glutathione are currently unclear...
July 29, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781029/hospital-acquired-pneumonia-surveillance-an-unmet-need
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Victoria C Ewan, Miles D Witham, Martin Kiernan, A John Simpson
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August 3, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780309/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-pantoea-agglomerans-infection-in-children
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Ayşe Büyükcam, Özlem Tuncer, Deniz Gür, Banu Sancak, Mehmet Ceyhan, Ali Bülent Cengiz, Ateş Kara
Pantoea agglomerans is an environmental Gram-negative bacterium that rarely is responsible for the infections in humans but it is often a causative factor of a number of occupational diseases. This study evaluated the clinical and microbiological characteristics and pathogenicity of P. agglomerans in children. We retrospectively reviewed microbiological test results for all children (1 month old to 18 years old) who were admitted to our pediatric hospital between January 2000 to June 2015 and had positive clinical specimen cultures for P...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777158/pneumonia-with-bacterial-and-viral-coinfection
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Kelly Cawcutt, Andre C Kalil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We aim to review the epidemiology of pneumonia with bacterial and viral coinfection, the pathogenesis and clinical impact of coinfection along with the current state of treatment and outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: We give particular emphasis to the pathogenesis of bacterial and viral coinfection including specific highlighting on influenza, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus and cytomegalovirus. Updates on the current state of diagnosis and management are included...
August 1, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776532/etiology-and-outcome-of-moderate-to-massive-hemoptysis-experience-from-a-tertiary-care-center-of-north-india
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Ashish Bhalla, Ashok Kumar Pannu, Vikas Suri
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the etiology of hemoptysis in patients presenting to emergency department of Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. METHOD: Prospectively 110 patients presenting to the emergency department with history of hemoptysis were screened for a period of one and half years. Out of these, 64 patients having true hemoptysis were enrolled in the study. The patients were clinically evaluated with detailed history...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771405/pediatric-readmissions-after-hospitalizations-for-lower-respiratory-infections
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Mari M Nakamura, Alan M Zaslavsky, Sara L Toomey, Carter R Petty, Maria C Bryant, Alexandra T Geanacopoulos, Ashish K Jha, Mark A Schuster
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Lower respiratory infections (LRIs) are among the most common reasons for pediatric hospitalization and among the diagnoses with the highest number of readmissions. Characterizing LRI readmissions would help guide efforts to prevent them. We assessed variation in pediatric LRI readmission rates, risk factors for readmission, and readmission diagnoses. METHODS: We analyzed 2008-2009 Medicaid Analytic eXtract data for patients <18 years of age in 26 states...
August 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771073/co-occurrence-of-3-different-resistance-plasmids-in-a-multi-drug-resistant-cronobacter-sakazakii-isolate-causing-neonatal-infections
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Lining Shi, Quanhui Liang, Zhe Zhan, Jiao Feng, Yachao Zhao, Yong Chen, Mei Huang, Yigang Tong, Weili Wu, Weijun Chen, Xiaojun Li, Zhe Yin, Jinglin Wang, Dongsheng Zhou
Cronobacter sakazakii 505108 was isolated from a sputum specimen of a neonate with severe pneumonia. C. sakazakii 505108 co-harbors 3 resistance plasmids of the IncHI2, IncX3, and IncFIB incomparability groups, respectively. These 3 plasmids have acquired several accessory modules, which carry an extremely large number of resistance genes, especially including those involved in resistance to carbapenems, aminoglycoside, tetracyclines, and phenicols and sulphonamide/trimethoprim. These plasmid-borne antibiotic resistance genes were associated with insertion sequences, integrons, and transposons, indicating that the assembly and mobilization of the corresponding accessory modules with complex chimera structures are facilitated by transposition and/or homologous recombination...
August 3, 2017: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767921/hospitalization-costs-of-severe-bacterial-pneumonia-in-children-comparative-analysis-considering-different-costing-methods
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Sheila Elke Araujo Nunes, Ruth Minamisava, Maria Aparecida da Silva Vieira, Alexander Itria, Vicente Porfirio Pessoa, Ana Lúcia Sampaio Sgambatti de Andrade, Cristiana Maria Toscano
Objective: To determine and compare hospitalization costs of bacterial community-acquired pneumonia cases via different costing methods under the Brazilian Public Unified Health System perspective. Methods: Cost-of-illness study based on primary data collected from a sample of 59 children aged between 28 days and 35 months and hospitalized due to bacterial pneumonia. Direct medical and non-medical costs were considered and three costing methods employed: micro-costing based on medical record review, micro-costing based on therapeutic guidelines and gross-costing based on the Brazilian Public Unified Health System reimbursement rates...
April 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760848/comprehensive-arrayed-transposon-mutant-library-of-klebsiella-pneumoniae-outbreak-strain-kpnih1
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Beth Ramage, Roxanne Erolin, Kiara Held, Joe Gasper, Eli Weiss, Mitch Brittnacher, Larry Gallagher, Colin Manoil
Klebsiella pneumoniae and other carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are a major cause of hospital-acquired infections, yet the basis of their success as nosocomial pathogens is poorly understood. To help provide a foundation for genetic analysis of K. pneumoniae, we created an arrayed, sequence-defined transposon mutant library of an isolate from the 2011 outbreak of infections at the U.S. National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. The library is made up of 12,000 individually arrayed mutants of a carbapenemase deletion parent strain and provides coverage of 85% of predicted genes...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759746/serum-markers-as-an-aid-in-the-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-fungal-infections-in-aids-patients
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Ana Isabela Passos, Rachel Polo Dertkigil, Marcelo de Carvalho Ramos, Ariane BussoLopes, Cibele Tararan, Erivan Olinda Ribeiro, Angélica Zaninelli Schreiber, Plinio Trabasso, Mariangela Ribeiro Resende, Maria Luiza Moretti
INTRODUCTION: The etiology of pulmonary infections in HIV patients is determined by several variables including geographic region and availability of antiretroviral therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional prospective study was conducted from 2012 to 2016 to evaluate the occurrence of pulmonary fungal infection in HIV-patients hospitalized due to pulmonary infections. Patients' serums were tested for (1-3)-β-D-Glugan (BG), galactomannan, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)...
July 28, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
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
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