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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191537/risk-factors-and-microbiology-of-meningitis-and-or-bacteremia-after-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenoma
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Yu Jin, Xiaohai Liu, Lu Gao, Xiaopeng Guo, Qiang Wang, Xinjie Bao, Kan Deng, Yong Yao, Ming Feng, Wei Lian, Renzhi Wang, Qiwen Yang, Yao Wang, Bing Xing
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence, bacteriological features, and risk factors of post- transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) meningitis and/or bacteremia. METHODS: This retrospective study included 3242 patients who underwent TSS for pituitary adenoma at the Dept. of Neurosurgery of Peking Union Medical College Hospital between January 2012 and December 2016. Clinical data for patients with and without post-TSS meningitis and/or bacteremia were compared and analyzed...
November 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178882/characterization-and-susceptibility-of-streptococci-and-enterococci-isolated-from-nile-tilapia-oreochromis-niloticus-showing-septicaemia-in-aquaculture-and-wild-sites-in-egypt
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Kamelia M Osman, Khalid S Al-Maary, Aymen S Mubarak, Turki M Dawoud, Ihab M I Moussa, Mai D S Ibrahim, Ashgan M Hessain, Ahmed Orabi, Nehal M Fawzy
BACKGROUND: The present investigation was an endeavor into the elucidation of the disease-causing pathogen of streptococcosis in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Egypt affecting adult fish cultured and wild fish in the Nile river. Fish were obtained from commercial fishermen, collected as part of their routine fishing activities. The researchers observed the routine fishing process and selected fish for use in the study, at the point of purchase from the fisherman. RESULTS: Diseased fish showed exophthalmia with accumulation of purulent and haemorrhagic fluid around eyes, and ventral petechial haemorrhages...
November 25, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148386/human-case-of-streptococcus-suis-disease-ontario-canada
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Jeisa Gomez-Torres, Asim Nimir, James Cluett, Anita Aggarwal, Sameer Elsayed, Deirdre Soares, Sarah Teatero, Yan Chen, Marcelo Gottschalk, Nahuel Fittipaldi
We report a case of Streptococcus suis human disease in Ontario, Canada, caused by a serotype 2 strain genotypically similar to those commonly isolated from pigs in North America. Initially, the isolate was misidentified as a viridans group Streptococcus. Human S. suis infections may be underdiagnosed in North America.
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981383/systemic-moxifloxacin-in-streptococcus-viridans-endophthalmitis
#4
Ki Yup Nam, Sang Joon Lee, Jung Yeul Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of prophylactic systemic moxifloxacin in a rabbit model of Streptococcus viridans (S. viridans) endophthalmitis. METHODS: Animals (n=60) were divided into three groups. Intravenous moxifloxacin, vancomycin, normal saline was administered to 20 animals in each group and two hours later, 10(4) colony-forming units (CFU) of S. salivarius were intravitreally injected into the left eye. Intravenous antibiotics injection was repeated on days 1, 2, and 3 after inoculation...
October 5, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961701/zaaps-program-results-for-2015-an-activity-and-spectrum-analysis-of-linezolid-using-clinical-isolates-from-medical-centres-in-32-countries
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Michael A Pfaller, Rodrigo E Mendes, Jennifer M Streit, Patricia A Hogan, Robert K Flamm
Objectives: To report the linezolid in vitro activity obtained during the 2015 ZAAPS Program. Methods: In total, 7587 organisms causing documented infections were consecutively collected in 65 centres in 32 ex-USA countries. Broth microdilution susceptibility testing was performed. Isolates displaying linezolid MIC results of ≥ 4 mg/L were molecularly characterized. Results: Linezolid inhibited >99.9% of Staphylococcus aureus at ≤ 2 mg/L, with MIC50 results of 1 mg/L, regardless of methicillin resistance...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949429/predictors-of-visual-outcome-and-the-role-of-early-vitrectomy-in-streptococcal-endophthalmitis
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Emil D Kurniawan, John R Rocke, Sukhpal S Sandhu, Penelope J Allen
IMPORTANCE: Streptococcal endophthalmitis has devastating sequelae. This study aims to identify factors which may be targeted to optimize patient outcomes. BACKGROUND: This study investigated characteristics influencing visual outcomes and the role of early vitrectomy. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series of consecutive patients was conducted. PARTICIPANTS: All patients with a culture-positive diagnosis of streptococcal endophthalmitis treated at a tertiary ophthalmology referral centre between July 1997 and February 2012 were included...
September 26, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828970/antimicrobial-resistance-patterns-of-the-gram-positive-bacteria-isolated-from-children-with-bloodstream-infection-in-an-iranian-referral-hospital-a-6-year-study
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Setareh Mamishi, Babak Pourakbari, Shima Mahmoudi, Mina Moradzadeh, Masoumeh Mahzari, Mohammad TaghiHaghi Ashtiani, Parin Tanzifi
BACKGROUND: Bloodstream infections (BSI) are considered as a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatricschildren. The aim of this study was to depict report the common Gram-positive bacteria (GPB) responsible for bloodstream infections in children and determine their antimicrobial resistance patterns in Children Medical Center Hospital (CMC), ) Hospital, Tehran, Iran. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted within a six-year period (March 2011 to September 2016) for pediatric patients with BSI...
August 21, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776170/viridans-group-streptococci-bloodstream-infections-in-neutropenic-adult-patients-with-hematologic-malignancy-single-center-experience
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J Radocha, P Paterová, A Zavřelová, B Víšek, F Gabalec, H Žemličková, P Žák
Viridans group streptococci bloodstream infections (VGS BSI) remain a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with severe neutropenia. The goal of our study was to evaluate clinical course and microbiological susceptibility of VGS BSI at our center. Retrospective analysis of all microbiologically documented bloodstream infections caused by VGS during the 9-year time period (from January 2006 until December 2014) was carried out. Only patients with severe neutropenia (< 500/μL) were included in the study...
August 3, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756939/bacteriology-of-peritonsillar-abscess-the-changing-trend-and-predisposing-factors
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Yi-Wen Tsai, Yu-Hsi Liu, Hsing-Hao Su
INTRODUCTION: Peritonsillar abscess is the most common deep neck infection. The infectious microorganism may be different according to clinical factors. OBJECTIVE: To identify the major causative pathogen of peritonsillar abscess and investigate the relationship between the causative pathogen, host clinical factors, and hospitalization duration. METHODS: This retrospective study included 415 hospitalized patients diagnosed with peritonsillar abscess who were admitted to a tertiary medical center from June 1990 to June 2013...
July 17, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737874/-brain-abscess-in-children-ten-years-of-experience-in-a-third-level-pediatric-hospital
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Martín Brizuela, Guadalupe Pérez, Soledad Martiren, Ana N Varela Baino, Carola Cedillo, Silvina Ruvinsky, Carolina Epelbaum, Adela Isasmendi, Mirta Litterio, José L Pinheiro, Rosa Bologna
Brain abscess is a focal infection that occurs with a frequency of 0.3-1.3 cases per 100,000 people/year. We describe the epidemiology, clinical and microbiology characteristics of 38 children diagnosed with brain abscess hospitalized between 4/1/2005 and 12/31/2015 at Hospital de Pediatría "Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan" in Buenos Aires City. Twenty-four patients were male. The median age was 132 months. Predisposing factors were detected in 25 children. The median evolution from onset of symptoms to the visit was 7 days...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727951/in-vitro-activity-of-telavancin-against-clinically-important-gram-positive-pathogens-from-69-u-s-medical-centers-2015-potency-analysis-by-u-s-census-divisions
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Michael A Pfaller, Helio S Sader, Robert K Flamm, Mariana Castanheira, Jennifer I Smart, Rodrigo E Mendes
A total of 8,072 gram-positive isolates collected from 69 medical centers among all 9 U.S. Census Divisions during the 2015 SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program were included. Telavancin had minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC)50 and MIC90 values of 0.03/0.06 μg/mL, respectively, against methicillin-susceptible (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Similar activity was also observed among coagulase-negative staphylococci (MIC50/90, 0.03/0.06 μg/ml; 100.0% inhibited by ≤0...
September 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681536/mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-root-of-left-subclavian-artery-associated-with-aortic-coarctation-discovered-by-echocardiography
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Ming-Dan Deng, Xin Wei, Wen Zhang, Hong Tang
A 16-year-old girl was admitted with a 7-month history of recurrent fever, weight loss of 5 kg, and general poor health status. Blood culture was positive with Streptococcus viridans. Transthoracic echocardiography established an aneurysm of the root of left subclavian artery, associated with an aortic coarctation just before the origin of the left subclavian artery with a velocity of 4.8 cm/s. Three-dimensional echocardiography demonstrated the entire inner structure of the aneurysm. Computed tomography reconstruction confirmed the presence of aortic coarctation and mycotic aneurysm, it also revealed an aberrant right subclavian artery...
July 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681361/top-down-lesa-mass-spectrometry-protein-analysis-of-gram-positive-and-gram-negative-bacteria
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Klaudia I Kocurek, Leanne Stones, Josephine Bunch, Robin C May, Helen J Cooper
We have previously shown that liquid extraction surface analysis (LESA) mass spectrometry (MS) is a technique suitable for the top-down analysis of proteins directly from intact colonies of the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli K-12. Here we extend the application of LESA MS to Gram-negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa PS1054 and Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus MSSA476, as well as two strains of E. coli (K-12 and BL21 mCherry) and an unknown species of Staphylococcus. Moreover, we demonstrate the discrimination between three species of Gram-positive Streptococcus (Streptococcus pneumoniae D39, and the viridans group Streptococcus oralis ATCC 35037 and Streptococcus gordonii ATCC35105), a recognized challenge for matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight MS...
October 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640003/infections-associated-with-streptococcus-constellatus-in-children
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Howard Faden, Mustafa Mohmand
Streptococcus constellatus is a viridans Streptococcus belonging to the Anginosus group. It was associated with abscesses in 37 children, 80% of whom had acute appendicitis with perforation and abscess formation in 50%. None of the children was <3 years of age.
November 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546690/update-on-the-epidemiology-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-ocular-infections
#15
Darlene Miller
PURPOSE: The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the epidemiology and current antibiotic-resistant threats in ophthalmology. METHODS: Trends in frequency and antibiotic-nonsusceptible profiles during an 11 year-period (2005-2015) were evaluated and compared with the 5-year Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring in Ocular Microorganism (ARMOR) study. RESULTS: Trends in the current review confirmed the continued high rates of fluoroquinolone nonsusceptbility circulating among ocular methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus epidermidis, methicillin-resistant S...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542458/a-pilot-study-using-metagenomic-sequencing-of-the-sputum-microbiome-suggests-potential-bacterial-biomarkers-for-lung-cancer
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Simon J S Cameron, Keir E Lewis, Sharon A Huws, Matthew J Hegarty, Paul D Lewis, Justin A Pachebat, Luis A J Mur
Lung cancer (LC) is the most prevalent cancer worldwide, and responsible for over 1.3 million deaths each year. Currently, LC has a low five year survival rates relative to other cancers, and thus, novel methods to screen for and diagnose malignancies are necessary to improve patient outcomes. Here, we report on a pilot-sized study to evaluate the potential of the sputum microbiome as a source of non-invasive bacterial biomarkers for lung cancer status and stage. Spontaneous sputum samples were collected from ten patients referred with possible LC, of which four were eventually diagnosed with LC (LC+), and six had no LC after one year (LC-)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509506/anti-inflammatory-and-regenerative-effects-of-albanian-propolis-in-experimental-vital-amputations
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Aida Meto, Agron Meto, Bora Bimbari, Kastriot Shytaj, Mutlu Özcan
This study evaluated the effects of Albanian propolis on the inflamed pulpal tissue after pulpotomy in piglets. In five piglets, two teeth each were infected using special pathogenic microbial flora that was prepared in advance in order to cause inflammation of the pulp. Pulpotomy was performed in the maxillary and mandibular central and lateral incisors. Microbial flora pathogenesis prepared from the section of infected teeth, containing Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus viridans, Enterococcus faecalis, Staphylococcus albus and mixed flora were used to cause artificial pulpitis...
September 2016: European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482820/the-changing-epidemiology-and-clinical-features-of-infective-endocarditis-a-retrospective-study-of-196-episodes-in-a-teaching-hospital-in-china
#18
Wan Zhu, Qian Zhang, Jingping Zhang
BACKGROUND: Infective endocarditis is an uncommon but life-threatening infectious disease. To our knowledge, current investigations of the characteristics of infective endocarditis in our region are scarce. In this study, we aimed to investigate the changes in the epidemiology and clinical features of infective endocarditis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of clinical data was performed using 196 infective endocarditis cases diagnosed between June 2004 and December 2012 at The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University...
May 8, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475731/evaluation-of-daptomycin-combinations-with-cephalosporins-or-gentamicin-against-streptococcus-mitis-group-strains-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-simulated-endocardial-vegetations-sevs
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Juwon Yim, Jordan R Smith, Nivedita B Singh, Seth Rice, Kyle Stamper, Cristina Garcia de la Maria, Arnold S Bayer, Nagendra N Mishra, José M Miró, Truc T Tran, Cesar A Arias, Paul Sullam, Michael J Rybak
Objectives: Among viridans group streptococcal infective endocarditis (IE), the Streptococcus mitis group is the most common aetiological organism. Treatment of IE caused by the S. mitis group is challenging due to the high frequency of β-lactam resistance, drug allergy and intolerability of mainstay antimicrobial agents such as vancomycin or gentamicin. Daptomycin has been suggested as an alternative therapeutic option in these scenarios based on its excellent susceptibility profile against S...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439602/antibiogram-profile-of-septic-meningitis-among-children-in-duhok-iraq
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Abdulrahman T Saadi, Nadir A Garjees, Aveen H Rasool
  To determine the prevalence of bacteria in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and the antibiogram profile in pediatric patients with suspected meningitis. Methods: This descriptive study was conducted between January 2014 and January 2016 in the Hevi Paediatric Teaching Hospital in Duhok, Iraq. The CSF samples were withdrawn from 432 pediatric patients suspected of meningitis. The samples were cultured, and antibiotic sensitivity tests were performed.  Results: There were 33 (7.6%) culture positive cases among 432 CSF samples...
May 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
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