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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036724/etiology-and-clinical-characteristics-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-with-airway-malacia-in-children
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Wang Yu-Qing, Hao Chuang-Li, Ji Wei, Chen Zheng-Rong, Zhang Xin-Xin, Gu Wen-Jing
Objective: The objective of this article is to study the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia in children with airway malacia. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 428 pneumonia patients. All patients underwent bronchoscopy, and bronchoalveolar lavage samples were processed for microbiological assessment. Results: In a total of 428 cases reviewed, 60 were found to have airway malacia. Pathogens were identified in 44 of the 60 specimens (73...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033719/epidemiology-and-characteristics-of-nosocomial-infections-in-critically-ill-patients-in-a-tertiary-care-intensive-care-unit-of-northern-india
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Anirban Hom Choudhuri, Mitali Chakravarty, Rajeev Uppal
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The prevalence of nosocomial infection is higher in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) than other areas of the hospital. The present observational study was undertaken to describe the epidemiology and characteristics of nosocomial infections acquired in a tertiary care ICU and the impact of the various risk factors in their causation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on the prospectively collected data of 153 consecutive patients admitted in a tertiary care ICU between July 2014 and December 2015...
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031867/influenza-is-more-common-than-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-among-hospitalized-adult-saudi-patients
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Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq, Ali A Rabaan, Kareem Hinedi
BACKGROUND: Since the initial description of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), we adopted a systematic process of screening admitted patients with community acquired pneumonia. Here, we report the result of the surveillance activity in a general hospital in Saudi Arabia over a four year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All admitted patients with community acquired pneumonia from 2012 to 2016 were tested for MERS-CoV. In addition, testing for influenza viruses was carried out starting April 2015...
October 12, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028810/risk-of-exacerbation-following-pneumonia-in-adults-with-heart-failure-or-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Rebecca Bornheimer, Kimberly M Shea, Reiko Sato, Derek Weycker, Stephen I Pelton
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence demonstrates increased short-term risk of cardiac complications and respiratory failure among patients with heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respectively, concurrent with an episode of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). We evaluated patients with pre-existing HF or COPD, beginning 30 days after CAP diagnosis, to determine if CAP had a prolonged impact on their underlying comorbidity. METHODS: A retrospective matched-cohort design using US healthcare claims was employed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028159/serologically-diagnosed-acute-human-bocavirus-1-infection-in-childhood-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Amanda C Nascimento-Carvalho, Ana-Luisa Vilas-Boas, Maria-Socorro H Fontoura, Man Xu, Tytti Vuorinen, Maria Söderlund-Venermo, Olli Ruuskanen, Cristiana M Nascimento-Carvalho
AIM: To assess the role of human bocavirus 1 (HBoV1) as a causative agent of non-severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in children. METHODS: Patients aged 2-59 months with non-severe CAP (respiratory complaints and radiographic pulmonary infiltrate/consolidation) attending a University Hospital in Salvador, Brazil were enrolled in a prospective cohort. From 820 recruited children in a clinical trial (ClinicalTrials.gov NCT01200706), nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA), and acute and convalescent serum samples were obtained from 759 (92...
October 13, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027205/the-dilemma-of-monotherapy-or-combination-therapy-in-community-acquired-pneumonia
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Z Vardakas, Kyriakos K Trigkidis, Katerina N Apiranthiti, Matthew E Falagas
SCOPE: To study the factors associated with mortality in hospitalized patients with community acquired pneumonia (CAP) treated with monotherapy or combination therapy. METHODS: PubMed and Scopus were searched. Patients receiving macrolides, β-lactams and fluoroquinolones, as monotherapy or in combination were included. Meta-analyses and meta-regressions were performed. RESULTS: Fifty four studies were included. Monotherapy was not associated with higher mortality than combination (RR 1...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023261/prevention-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-the-multimodal-approach-of-the-spanish-icu-pneumonia-zero-program
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Francisco Álvarez-Lerma, Mercedes Palomar-Martínez, Miguel Sánchez-García, Montserrat Martínez-Alonso, Joaquín Álvarez-Rodríguez, Leonardo Lorente, Susana Arias-Rivera, Rosa García, Federico Gordo, José M Añón, Rosa Jam-Gatell, Mónica Vázquez-Calatayud, Yolanda Agra
OBJECTIVES: The "Pneumonia Zero" project is a nationwide multimodal intervention based on the simultaneous implementation of a comprehensive evidence-based bundle measures to prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients admitted to the ICU. DESIGN: Prospective, interventional, and multicenter study. SETTING: A total of 181 ICUs throughout Spain. PATIENTS: All patients admitted for more than 24 hours to the participating ICUs between April 1, 2011, and December 31, 2012...
October 11, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022532/hiv-positive-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-audit
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P Mkoko, R I Raine
BACKGROUND: The indications for and outcomes of intensive care unit (ICU) admission of HIV-positive patients in resource-poor settings such as sub-Saharan Africa are unknown. OBJECTIVE: To identify indications for ICU admission and determine factors associated with high ICU and hospital mortality in HIV-positive patients. METHODS: We reviewed case records of HIV-positive patients admitted to the medical and surgical ICUs at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, from 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012...
September 22, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020436/short-course-versus-long-course-intravenous-therapy-with-the-same-antibiotic-for-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children-aged-two-months-to-59-months
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REVIEW
Zohra S Lassi, Aamer Imdad, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a leading cause of childhood mortality from infectious disease, responsible for an estimated 1.3 million deaths annually in children under five years of age, many of which are in low-income countries. The World Health Organization recommends intravenous antibiotics for five days as first-line treatment for children with severe pneumonia. Although controversy exists regarding the specific clinical features used to diagnose pneumonia, the criteria for diagnosis of severe pneumonia are better defined and are widely used to triage children for referral and second-line therapy...
October 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020323/corticosteroids-in-patients-hospitalized-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-systematic-review-and-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Matthias Briel, Simone M C Spoorenberg, Dominic Snijders, Antoni Torres, Silvia Fernandez-Serrano, G Umberto Meduri, Albert Gabarrús, Claudine A Blum, Marco Confalonieri, Benjamin Kasenda, Reed A C Siemieniuk, Wim Boersma, Willem Jan W Bos, Mirjam Christ-Crain
Background: We aimed to evaluate the benefits and harms of adjunctive corticosteroids in adults hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) using individual patients' data of randomized placebo-controlled trials and to explore subgroup differences. Methods: We systematically searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and trial registers (all until July 2017) for eligible trials. Data from 1,506 individual patients in six trials were analyzed using uniform outcome definitions...
September 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020279/cost-drivers-of-a-hospital-acquired-bacterial-pneumonia-and-ventilator-associated-bacterial-pneumonia-habp-vabp-phase-three-clinical-trial
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Stella Stergiopoulos, Sara B Calvert, Carrie A Brown, Josephine Awatin, Pamela Tenaerts, Thomas L Holland, Joseph A DiMasi, Kenneth A Getz
Background: Studies indicate that the prevalence of multi-drug resistant infections, including hospital acquired and ventilator associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP), has been rising. There are many challenges associated with these disease conditions and the ability to develop new treatments. Additionally, HABP/VABP clinical trials are very costly to conduct given their complex protocol designs and the difficulty in recruiting and retaining patients. Methodology: With input from clinicians, representatives from industry, and the Food and Drug Administriation (FDA), we conducted a study to (1) evaluate the drivers of HABP/VABP phase 3 direct and indirect clinical trial costs, (2) to identify opportunities to lower these costs, and (3) to compare (1) and (2) to endocrine and oncology clinical trials...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020164/adults-hospitalized-with-pneumonia-in-the-united-states-incidence-epidemiology-mortality
#12
Julio A Ramirez, Timothy L Wiemken, Paula Peyrani, Forest W Arnold, Robert Kelley, William A Mattingly, Raul Nakamatsu, Senen Pena, Brian E Guinn, Stephen P Furmanek, Annuradha K Persaud, Anupama Raghuram, Francisco Fernandez, Leslie Beavin, Rahel Bosson, Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Rodrigo Cavallazzi, Jose Bordon, Claudia Valdivieso, Joann Schulte, Ruth M Carrico
Background: Understanding the burden of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is critical to allocate resources for prevention, management, and research. The objectives of this study were to define incidence, epidemiology, and mortality of adult patients hospitalized with CAP in the city of Louisville, and to estimate burden of CAP in the United States (U.S.) adult population. Methods: This was a prospective population-based cohort study of adult residents in Louisville, Kentucky from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2016...
July 28, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017247/a-17-year-nationwide-study-of-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-bloodstream-infections-among-patients-in-the-united-states-veterans-health-administration
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Nadim G El Chakhtoura, Elie Saade, Brigid M Wilson, Federico Perez, Krisztina M Papp-Wallace, Robert A Bonomo
Background: Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are a group of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria rarely reported in patients without cystic fibrosis (CF) or immunocompromising conditions. We investigated Bcc bloodstream infections (BSIs) in a cohort of non-CF patients from the US Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Methods: Using VHA databases, we identified patients with Bcc BSI at facilities nationwide from 1999 through 2015. We ascertained clinical characteristics, treatments, and outcomes and identified factors associated with 30-day mortality in logistic regression analysis...
October 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016692/benefit-of-early-discharge-among-patients-with-low-risk-pulmonary-embolism
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Li Wang, Onur Baser, Phil Wells, W Frank Peacock, Craig I Coleman, Gregory J Fermann, Jeff Schein, Concetta Crivera
Clinical guidelines recommend early discharge of patients with low-risk pulmonary embolism (LRPE). This study measured the overall impact of early discharge of LRPE patients on clinical outcomes and costs in the Veterans Health Administration population. Adult patients with ≥1 inpatient diagnosis for pulmonary embolism (PE) (index date) between 10/2011-06/2015, continuous enrollment for ≥12 months pre- and 3 months post-index date were included. PE risk stratification was performed using the simplified Pulmonary Embolism Stratification Index...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991319/-etiology-and-evolution-of-the-osteoarticular-infections-2009-2015-pediatric-hospital-pereira-rossell-uruguay
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Carlos Zuníno, Alejandra Vomero, Soledad Pandolfo, Claudia Gutiérrez, Gabriela Algorta, M Catalina Pírez, Gustavo Giachetto
BACKGROUND: The most frequent osteoarticular infections (OAI) etiological agent is Staphylococcus aureus. The prevalence of other microorganisms has changed after the introduction of new vaccines. AIM: To describe the etiology and evolution of the OAIs in children hospitalized in Pediatric Hospital Pereira Rossell between 2009 and 2015. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Joint fluid and bone puncture studies of hospitalized children suspected of OAI. Epidemiological characteristics, isolated microorganisms, complementary tests, initial treatment, complications, and days of hospitalization were analyzed...
June 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982610/the-prospective-evaluation-of-risk-factors-and-clinical-influence-of-carbapenem-resistance-in-children-with-gram-negative-bacteria-infection
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Zumrut Sahbudak Bal, Nur Bekmezci, Mehmet Soylu, Semra Sen, Gulhadiye Avcu, Sohret Aydemir, Fadil Vardar
BACKGROUND: Carbapenem-resistant gram-negative (CRGN) infections have been increasing in recent years and associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the epidemiologic and clinical risk characteristics, risk factors, and outcome of CRGN infections and to compare with carbapenem-sensitive gram-negative (CSGN) infections in children. METHODS: Newly diagnosed CRGN infections in hospitalized children younger than age 18 years were prospectively recorded and all patients infected with a CSGN pathogen in the same unit within 48 hours of diagnosis were included in a control group between April 1, 2014, and December 31, 2014...
October 2, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975629/etiology-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-1500-hospitalized-children
#17
Oumei Hao, Xuefeng Wang, Jianping Liu, Kunling Shen, Rong Ma, Zhenze Cui, Li Deng, Huimin Yan, Lining Wang, Zhaolan Liu, Xinmin Li, Hua Xu, Zhiyan Jiang, Yanning Li, Yan Huang, Baoqing Zhang, Xiaochun Feng, Chunhui He, Yonghong Jiang, Xue Zhao, Wei Wei, Zi Wang
Childhood community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common illness; however, comprehensive studies of hospitalizations for CAP among children in China based on prospective and multicenter data collection are limited. The aim of this investigation was to determine the respiratory pathogens responsible for CAP in hospitalized children. From January to December 2015, oropharyngeal swabs and blood serum were collected from hospitalized children with CAP symptoms ranging in age from 6 months to 14 years at 10 hospitals across China...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974331/major-publications-in-the-critical-care-pharmacotherapy-literature-january-december-2016
#18
REVIEW
Deanna Horner, Diana Altshuler, Chris Droege, Joel Feih, Kevin Ferguson, Mallory Fiorenza, Kasey Greathouse, Leslie Hamilton, Caitlin Pfaff, Lauren Roller, Joanna Stollings, Adrian Wong
PURPOSE: To summarize select critical care pharmacotherapy guidelines and studies published in 2016. SUMMARY: The Critical Care Pharmacotherapy Literature Update (CCPLU) Group screened 31 journals monthly for relevant pharmacotherapy articles and selected 107 articles for review over the course of 2016. Of those included in the monthly CCPLU, three guidelines and seven primary literature studies are reviewed here. The guideline updates included are as follows: hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia management, sustained neuromuscular blocking agent use, and reversal of antithrombotics in intracranial hemorrhage (ICH)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970157/initial-empiric-antibiotic-therapy-for-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-chinese-hospitals
#19
Xiaomeng Nie, Yesheng Li, Zhangwei Yang, Hui Wang, Sanyong Jin, Yang Jiao, Mark L Metersky, Yi Huang
OBJECTIVES: Studies on treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in China are very scarce. This study was performed to investigate empirical antibiotic practices for patients hospitalized with CAP in China and the risk factors for treatment failure. METHODS: Data was collected from a national Chinese hospitalization database. Adult patients who were diagnosed as CAP between October 1st, 2014, and September 30th, 2015 were identified. We studied initial empiric antibiotic regimens, microbiologic sampling, treatment failure, in hospital mortality, and length of hospital stay (LOS)...
September 29, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970096/epidemiology-and-microbiological-profile-comparison-between-community-and-hospital-acquired-infections-a-multicenter-retrospective-study-in-lebanon
#20
Roula Matta, Souheil Hallit, Rabih Hallit, Wafaa Bawab, Anne-Marie Rogues, Pascale Salameh
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to identify and characterize the species resistance of different pathogens between community acquired and hospital acquired infections pointing at patients' related independent co-morbidities and socio-demographic factors. METHODS: It was a retrospective cohort, multicenter study from five private hospitals located in Beirut and Mount Lebanon. Two hundred fifty-eight adult patients were included. RESULTS: 110 Gram negative pathogens and 26 Gram positive pathogens were implicated in hospital acquired infections...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
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