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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466947/stroke-as-an-atypical-initial-presentation-of-giant-cell-arteritis
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Tharsika Kuganesan, Allen R Huang
BACKGROUND: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an immune mediated inflammatory disease of medium and large arteries which afflicts older people. The classical presentation features include: headache, visual disturbances, and jaw claudication. Patients diagnosed with GCA have also been observed to be at higher risk for the subsequent development of strokes. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of an 84-year old right-handed man who presented to hospital with dysarthria, dysphagia, right-sided facial drop, a history of generalized weakness and multiple falls...
February 21, 2018: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465065/can-ecdc-pps-hai-au-data-on-antimicrobial-use-can-be-used-to-evaluate-adherence-to-national-guidelines-for-antimicrobial-treatment-of-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Aleksander Deptuła, Ewa Trejnowska, Grzegorz Dubiel, Maria Deptuła, Marleta Zienkiewicz, Agnieszka Żukowska, Agnieszka Misiewska-Kaczur, Tomasz Ozorowski, Piotr Księżniakiewicz, Joanna Kubiak, Waleria Hryniewicz
INTRODUCTION Point-prevalence surveys are widely described as a useful tool for evaluation of antimicrobial policy, as well as adherence to the guidelines. OBJECTIVES To evaluate if ECDC Point Prevalence Survey and Antimicrobial Use (PPS HAI&AU) data can be used for evaluation of adherence to the national guidelines (NG) for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and analysis of the quality of treatment regimens. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data for 72 698 patients were collected in Poland between 2012-2015 according to the ECDC Protocol v...
February 15, 2018: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463455/prognosis-of-hospitalized-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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F Tokgoz Akyil, M Yalcinsoy, A Hazar, A Cilli, B Celenk, O Kilic, A Sayiner, N Kokturk, A Sakar Coskun, A Filiz, E Cakir Edis
INTRODUCTION: The long-term prognosis of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) has attracted increasing interest in recent years. The objective of the present study is to investigate the short and long-term outcomes in hospitalized patients with CAP and to identify the predictive factors associated with mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was designed as a retrospective, multicenter, observational study. Hospitalized patients with CAP, as recorded in the pneumonia database of the Turkish Thoracic Society between 2011 and 2013, were included...
February 17, 2018: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462306/a-multicentre-stewardship-initiative-to-decrease-excessive-duration-of-antibiotic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Farnaz Foolad, Angela M Huang, Cynthia T Nguyen, Lindsay Colyer, Megan Lim, Jessica Grieger, Julius Li, Sara Revolinski, Megan Mack, Tejal Gandhi, J Njeri Wainaina, Gregory Eschenauer, Twisha S Patel, Vincent D Marshall, Jerod Nagel
Background: The increased emphasis on pneumonia-related performance measures and patient outcomes has led hospitals to implement multifaceted approaches to quickly identify patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), start timely therapy and reduce readmission. However, there has been minimal focus on duration of therapy (DOT) and patients often receive prolonged antibiotic courses. The IDSA and American Thoracic Society (IDSA/ATS) CAP guidelines recommend 5 days of therapy for clinically stable patients that quickly defervesce and stewardship teams are well positioned to influence prescribing practices...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456727/risk-factors-and-coping-strategies-of-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-chemotherapy-induction-period-of-acute-leukemia
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Ning Li, Qingcheng Duan, Weidan Zhang
The risk factors and coping strategies of severe community-acquired pneumonia (SCAP) in chemotherapy induction period of acute leukemia were investigated. Eighty-six patients with CAP in chemotherapy induction period of acute leukemia in Dezhou Hospital from March 2014 to February 2017 were selected and divided into observation group (SCAP group, n=45) and control group (non-SCAP group, n=41) according to the acute physiology and chronic health evolution II (APACHE II) score. The blood, sputum, nasopharyngeal secretion and pleural effusion samples were collected from patients in both groups, and the samples were detected for pathogens, followed by the analysis of relevant factors...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456043/colistin-alone-versus-colistin-plus-meropenem-for-treatment-of-severe-infections-caused-by-carbapenem-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-an-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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Mical Paul, George L Daikos, Emanuele Durante-Mangoni, Dafna Yahav, Yehuda Carmeli, Yael Dishon Benattar, Anna Skiada, Roberto Andini, Noa Eliakim-Raz, Amir Nutman, Oren Zusman, Anastasia Antoniadou, Pia Clara Pafundi, Amos Adler, Yaakov Dickstein, Ioannis Pavleas, Rosa Zampino, Vered Daitch, Roni Bitterman, Hiba Zayyad, Fidi Koppel, Inbar Levi, Tanya Babich, Lena E Friberg, Johan W Mouton, Ursula Theuretzbacher, Leonard Leibovici
BACKGROUND: Colistin-carbapenem combinations are synergistic in vitro against carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. We aimed to test whether combination therapy improves clinical outcomes for adults with infections caused by carbapenem-resistant or carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria. METHODS: A randomised controlled superiority trial was done in six hospitals in Israel, Greece, and Italy. We included adults with bacteraemia, ventilator-associated pneumonia, hospital-acquired pneumonia, or urosepsis caused by carbapenem-non-susceptible Gram-negative bacteria...
February 15, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455061/relationship-between-nurse-staffing-level-and-adult-nursing-sensitive-outcomes-in-tertiary-hospitals-of-korea-retrospective-observational-study
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Chul-Gyu Kim, Kyun-Seop Bae
BACKGROUND: Nurse staffing level is an important factor on nursing sensitive outcome. The relationships of nurse staffing level with nursing sensitive outcomes such as mortality, upper gastrointestinal bleeding and pressure ulcer have been explored in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Lower level of hospital nurse staffing seems associated with more adverse outcomes, especially mortality. However, there is insufficient evidence of the nurse staffing level-outcome relationship in other indicators...
January 2, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454592/effective-antimicrobial-stewardship-strategies-for-cost-effective-utilization-of-telavancin-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-hospital-acquired-bacterial-pneumonia-caused-by-staphylococcus-aureus
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James A McKinnell, Shelby Corman, Dipen Patel, Grace H Leung, Lynne M Gordon, Thomas P Lodise
PURPOSE: Clinicians and stewardship programs are challenged with positioning of novel, higher priced antibiotic agents for the treatment of clinical infections. We developed a decision-analytic model to describe costs, including drug, total treatment costs, and health care outcomes, associated with telavancin (TLV) compared with vancomycin (VAN) for patients with Staphylococcus aureus (SA) hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP). METHODS: This decision-analytic model assessed the treatment of SA-HABP with TLV versus VAN...
February 14, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454181/brainstem-dysfunction-heralding-disseminated-cryptococcosis
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Prachaya Srivanitchapoom, Yuvadee Pitakpatapee, Panitta Sitthinamsuwan, Sith Sathornsumetee
Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis is one of the most common central nervous system infections affecting immunocompromised patients. However, brainstem involvement is extremely rare and may represent a diagnostic challenge to clinicians. We report a non-HIV infected, chronically immunosuppressed, patient with fatal disseminated cryptococcosis presented with subcutaneous masses at both thighs and progressive brainstem dysfunction. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated multiple brainstem infarcts likely derived from small vessel vasculopathy...
February 12, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449294/disease-characteristics-and-management-of-hospitalised-adolescents-and-adults-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-china-a-retrospective-multicentre-survey
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Liang Chen, Fei Zhou, Hui Li, Xiqian Xing, Xiudi Han, Yiming Wang, Chunxiao Zhang, Lijun Suo, Jingxiang Wang, Guohua Yu, Guangqiang Wang, Xuexin Yao, Hongxia Yu, Lei Wang, Meng Liu, Chunxue Xue, Bo Liu, Xiaoli Zhu, Yanli Li, Ying Xiao, Xiaojing Cui, Lijuan Li, Timothy M Uyeki, Chen Wang, Bin Cao
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical characteristics and management of patients hospitalised with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in China. DESIGN: This was a multicentre, retrospective, observational study. SETTING: 13 teaching hospitals in northern, central and southern China from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 PARTICIPANTS: Information on hospitalised patients aged ≥14 years with radiographically confirmed pneumonia with illness onset in the community was collected using standard case report forms...
February 15, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448938/comparative-genomic-analysis-of-ten-clinical-streptococcus-pneumoniae-collected-from-a-malaysian-hospital-reveal-31-new-unique-drug-resistant-snps-using-whole-genome-sequencing
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Hassan Mahmood Jindal, Babu Ramanathan, Cheng Foh Le, Ranganath Gudimella, Rozaimi Razali, Rishya Manikam, Shamala Devi Sekaran
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae or pneumococcus is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, specifically in relation to community-acquired pneumonia. Due to the overuse of antibiotics, S. pneumoniae has developed a high degree of resistance to a wide range of antibacterial drugs. METHODS: In this study, whole genome sequencing (WGS) was performed for 10 clinical strains of S. pneumoniae with different levels of sensitivity to standard antibiotics...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447449/prognostic-and-pathogenic-role-of-angiopoietin-1-and-2-in-pneumonia
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Birgitt Gutbier, Anne-Kathrin Neuhauß, Katrin Reppe, Carolin Ehrler, Ansgar Santel, Jörg Kaufmann, Markus Scholz, Norbert Weissmann, Lars Morawietz, Timothy J Mitchell, Stefano Aliberti, Stefan Hippenstiel, Norbert Suttorp, Martin Witzenrath
RATIONALE: During pneumonia, pathogen-host interaction evokes inflammation and lung barrier dysfunction. Tie2-activation by Angiopoietin-1 reduces, while Tie2-blockade by Angiopoietin-2 increases inflammation and permeability during sepsis. The role of Angiopoietin-1/-2 in pneumonia remains unidentified. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the prognostic and pathogenetic impact of Angiopoietins in regulating pulmonary vascular barrier function and inflammation in bacterial pneumonia...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447204/comparison-of-viral-infection-in-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-hcap-and-community-acquired-pneumonia-cap
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Eun Sun Kim, Kyoung Un Park, Sang Hoon Lee, Yeon Joo Lee, Jong Sun Park, Young-Jae Cho, Ho Il Yoon, Choon-Taek Lee, Jae Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Although viruses are known to be the second most common etiological factor in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), the respiratory viral profile of the patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) has not yet been elucidated. We investigated the prevalence and the clinical impact of respiratory virus infection in adult patients with HCAP. METHODS: Patients admitted with HCAP or CAP, between January and December 2016, to a tertiary referral hospital in Korea, were prospectively enrolled, and virus identification was performed using reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447024/microbiology-and-clinical-outcomes-of-puerperal-sepsis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Rumbidzai Majangara, Muchabayiwa Francis Gidiri, Zvavahera Mike Chirenje
The objectives of this study were to determine the identity and antibacterial susceptibility profiles of bacteria colonising the female genital tract and blood stream and their association with clinical outcomes in women with puerperal sepsis. A prospective descriptive cohort study was conducted at two tertiary hospitals in Zimbabwe. Endocervical swabs and blood were collected for culture and susceptibility testing from 151 consecutive women who met the World Health Organisation criteria for puerperal sepsis...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444837/whole-genome-sequence-analysis-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-strains-that-cause-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-infections
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Bin Chang, Masatomo Morita, Ken-Ichi Lee, Makoto Ohnishi
Streptococcus pneumoniae colonizes the nasopharyngeal mucus in healthy individuals and can cause otitis media, pneumonia, and invasive pneumococcal diseases. In this study, we analyzed the S. pneumoniae strains that caused 19 pneumonia episodes in long-term inpatients with severe underlying disease in a hospital during a period of 14 months (from January 2014 to February 2015). Serotyping and whole genome sequencing analyses revealed that 18 of the 19 pneumonia cases were caused by S. pneumoniae strains belonging to 3 genetically distinct groups: clonal complex (CC) 9999, sequence type (ST) 282, and ST166...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444151/predicting-1-year-mortality-after-hospitalization-for-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Ane Uranga, Jose M Quintana, Urko Aguirre, Amaia Artaraz, Rosa Diez, Silvia Pascual, Aitor Ballaz, Pedro P España
BACKGROUND: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a major public health problem with high short- and long-term mortality. The main aim of this study was to develop and validate a specific prognostic index for one-year mortality in patients admitted for CAP. METHODS: This was an observational, prospective study of adults aged ≥18 years admitted to Galdakao-Usansolo Hospital (Bizkaia, Spain) from January 2001 to July 2009 with a diagnosis of CAP surviving the first 15 days...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442395/paediatric-thoracic-empyema-in-the-tropical-north-queensland-region-of-australia-epidemiological-trends-over-a-decade
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Anil Gautam, Gregory G Wiseman, Marika L Goodman, Simon Ahmedpour, Daniel Lindsay, Adele Heyer, Harry Stalewski, Robert E Norton, Andrew V White
AIM: The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the regional referral centre for children in the north of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people make up 7-10% of the population. Increasing numbers of children with paediatric thoracic empyema (pTE) are being referred to Townsville Hospital and Health Service for management. This study aims to describe the incidence rates, epidemiology, microbiology and trends of this disease in North Queensland over a 10-year period...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440952/antibiotic-treatment-in-childhood-community-acquired-pneumonia-clinical-practice-versus-guidelines-results-from-two-university-hospitals
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Sorin Claudiu Man, Valentina Sas, Cristina Schnell, Camelia Florea, Adelina Ţuţu, Ariana Szilágyi, Sergiu Belenes, Amalia Hebriştean, Anca Bonaţ, Claudia Cladovan, Cornel Aldea
Background and aims: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a both common and serious childhood infection. Antibiotic treatment guidelines help to reduce inadequate antibiotics prescriptions. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study at the Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children, 3rd Pediatric Clinic, Cluj-Napoca and Dr. Gavril Curteanu Clinical City Hospital, in Oradea. All patients discharged with a diagnosis of CAP between December 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, were included in the study...
2018: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438527/effects-of-hospital-practice-patterns-for-antibiotic-administration-for-pneumonia-on-hospital-lengths-of-stay-and-costs
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Eric W Christensen, Alicen Burns Spaulding, William F Pomputius, Steven P Grapentine
Background: Hospital practice patterns vary for switching from intravenous to oral antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia in pediatric patients, but it is unknown how these practice patterns affect hospital lengths of stay and costs. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of 78673 pediatric patients (aged 3 months to 17 years) hospitalized for community-acquired pneumonia. Analyses were performed with data from the Pediatric Health Information System between 2007 and 2016, including discharge data from 48 freestanding children's hospitals...
February 8, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436438/healthcare-reconsultation-in-working-age-adults-following-hospitalisation-for-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Priya Daniel, Thomas Bewick, Tricia M McKeever, Mark Roberts, Deborah Ashton, Daniel Smith, Lenny Latip, Wei Shen Lim
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with prolonged symptom persistence during recovery. However, the effect of the residual symptom load on healthcare utilisation is unknown. The aim of this study was to quantify healthcare reconsultation within 28 days of hospital discharge for an index episode of CAP, and explore reasons for these reconsultations. Adults of working age admitted to any of four hospitals in the UK, with a primary diagnosis of CAP, were prospectively studied. Of 108 patients, 71 (65...
February 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
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