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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223959/performance-and-operational-characteristics-of-point-of-care-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-urogenital-gonococcal-infections
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Rebecca J Guy, Louise M Causer, Jeffrey D Klausner, Magnus Unemo, Igor Toskin, Anna M Azzini, Rosanna W Peeling
BACKGROUND: In 2012, there was an estimated 78 million new cases of gonorrhoea globally. Untreated infection may lead to reproductive and neonatal morbidity and facilitate HIV transmission. Diagnosis and treatment are a priority for control and prevention, yet use of point-of-care tests (POCTs) for Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) is limited. OBJECTIVES: To review the performance and operational characteristics of NG POCTs for diagnosis of urogenital gonorrhoea. METHODS: We compiled and synthesised findings from two separate systematic reviews which included evaluations published until August 2015...
December 2017: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222036/central-and-peripheral-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-australian-neonatal-and-paediatric-intensive-care-units-findings-from-a-comprehensive-victorian-surveillance-network-2008-2016
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L J Worth, A J Daley, T Spelman, A L Bull, J A Brett, M J Richards
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections in neonatal and paediatric populations are associated with poorer outcomes and healthcare costs, and surveillance is a necessary component of prevention programs. The objective of this study was to evaluate burden of illness, aetiology, and time-trends for central and peripheral line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI and PLABSI) in Australian neonatal and paediatric intensive care units (ICUs) between 1 July 2008 and 31 December 2016...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218501/evaluating-safety-reporting-in-paediatric-antibiotic-trials-2000-2016-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Paola Pansa, Yingfen Hsia, Julia Bielicki, Irja Lutsar, A Sarah Walker, Mike Sharland, Laura Folgori
BACKGROUND: There are very few options to treat multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in children. A major barrier is the duration and complexity of regulatory trials of new antibiotics. Extrapolation of safety data from adult trials could facilitate drug development for children. OBJECTIVE: We performed a systematic review on the safety of antibiotic clinical trials (CTs) in children (0-18 years) to evaluate the overall quality of safety trials conducted in children and to determine if age-specific adverse events (AEs) could be identified for specific antibiotic classes...
December 7, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217941/intestinal-obstruction-in-early-neonatal-period-a-3-year-review-of-admitted-cases-from-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia
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Mustefa Mohammed, Tadesse Amezene, Moges Tamirat
Background: Failure to pass meconium by a full-term neonate within the first 24 hours should raise a suspicion of bowel obstruction. The objective of this study was to determine pattern of presentation, diagnosis and outcome of management of intestinal obstruction in the early neonatal period in the Neonatal Care Unit of Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Methods: Retrospective chart review of admitted cases from January 2011 to December 2013 was done...
July 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217372/acute-peritoneal-dialysis-in-neonatal-intensive-care-unit-an-8-year-experience-of-a-referral-hospital
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Aslihan Kara, Metin Kaya Gurgoze, Mustafa Aydin, Erdal Taskin, Unal Bakal, Aysen Orman
BACKGROUND: The aim of present study was to evaluate the indications, complications and outcomes of acute peritoneal dialysis (APD) in neonates at a referral university hospital during the previous 8 years. METHODS: This retrospective analysis included a total of 52 newborn infants who underwent APD in a neonatal intensive care unit between January 2008 and March 2016. Demographic, clinical, laboratory and microbiological data were extracted from patients' medical files...
November 16, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217101/a-novel-in-situ-simulation-intervention-used-to-mitigate-an-outbreak-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Kathleen Gibbs, Samuel DeMaria, Scarlett McKinsey, Andrea Fede, Anne Harrington, Deborah Hutchison, Carol Torchen, Adam Levine, Andrew Goldberg
OBJECTIVE: To describe the successful implementation of an in situ simulation program to diagnose and correct latent safety threats in a level 4 neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to mitigate a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak. STUDY DESIGN: An investigational report describes a simulation intervention that occurred during a 4-month MRSA outbreak in a single-center, 46-bed, newly renovated level 4 NICU. The simulation program was developed for all NICU providers in which they were exposed to a 30-minute in situ human simulation intervention that included education, evaluation, and debriefing to resolve perceived or observed latent safety threats...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216741/annals-express-evaluation-of-cellulose-pads-as-a-method-to-detect-cytomegalovirus-dna-in-neonatal-urine
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Florian Kipfmueller, Kira Jungbluth, Anna-Maria Eis-Hübinger, Ulrike Reber, Stefan Holdenrieder, Ulrich Gembruch, Peter Bartmann, Andreas Mueller
BACKGROUND: Several approaches exist to screen neonates for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. We here describe a new method using cellulose pads for urine collection and its evaluation in an experimental and a clinical setting. METHODS: We systematically tested the effect of storage duration of the pads after exposure to CMV-positive urine, meconium contamination and specimen handling on the CMV load and the detection rate. Further, the method was tested in clinical practice in a cohort of 500 neonates...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215155/prophylactic-antibiotics-before-cord-clamping-in-cesarean-delivery-a-systematic-review
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Claudia Bollig, Monika Nothacker, Cornelius Lehane, Edith Motschall, Britta Lang, Joerg J Meerpohl, Christine M Schmucker
The number of clinical trials investigating the optimal timing of prophylactic antibiotics in cesarean section increased rapidly over the last few years. We conducted a systematic review to inform up-to date evidence-based guidelines to prevent postpartum infectious morbidity in the mother and rule out any safety issues related to antepartum antibiotic exposure in infants MATERIAL AND METHODS: Four bibliographic databases were searched for published reports of trials. Ongoing or unpublished studies were searched in Clinicaltrials...
December 7, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212881/risk-of-rotavirus-nosocomial-spread-after-inpatient-pentavalent-rotavirus-vaccination
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Annika M Hofstetter, Kirsten Lacombe, Eileen J Klein, Charla Jones, Bonnie Strelitz, Elizabeth Jacobson, Daksha Ranade, M Leanne Ward, Slavica Mijatovic-Rustempasic, Diana Evans, Mary Wikswo, Michael D Bowen, Umesh D Parashar, Daniel C Payne, Janet A Englund
BACKGROUND: Infants born prematurely or with underlying conditions are at increased risk of severe rotavirus disease and associated complications. Given the theoretical risk of nosocomial transmission of vaccine-type rotavirus, rotavirus vaccination is recommended for infants at or after discharge from neonatal care settings. Because the first dose should be administered by 104 days of age, some infants may be age-ineligible for vaccination if delayed until discharge. METHODS: This prospective cohort included infants admitted to an urban academic medical center between birth and 104 days who received care in intensive care settings...
December 6, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212619/zinc-protoporphyrin-to-heme-ratio-and-ferritin-as-measures-of-iron-sufficiency-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Kendell German, Phuong T Vu, Kimberly N Grelli, Christopher Denton, Gina Lee, Sandra E Juul
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate ferritin and zinc protoporphyrin-to-heme (ZnPP/H) ratios as biomarkers of iron status in neonates, determine how specific clinical events affected these measures, and assess how iron status changed during hospitalization. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective study of all infants with paired ferritin and ZnPP/H measurements between October 2014 and May 2016. Concordance of these measurements, effects of sepsis, red blood cell transfusion, erythropoietin treatment, and iron supplementation were assessed...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211821/elizabethkingia-in-children-a-comprehensive-review-of-symptomatic-cases-reported-from-1944-2017
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Eric J Dziuban, Jessica Franks, Marvin So, Georgina Peacock, David D Blaney
Elizabethkingia species often exhibit extensive antibiotic resistance and result in high morbidity and mortality, yet no systematic reviews exist that thoroughly characterize and quantify concerns for infected infants and children. We performed a review of literature and identified an initial 902 articles; 96 articles reporting 283 pediatric cases met our inclusion criteria and were subsequently reviewed. Case reports spanned 28 countries and ranged from 1944 to 2017. Neonatal meningitis remains the most common presentation of this organism in children, along with a range of other clinical manifestations...
December 2, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211629/report-of-the-fifth-european-expert-meeting-on-rotavirus-vaccination-eerovac-utrecht-the-netherlands-20-22-march-2017
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Marieke L A de Hoog, Timo Vesikari, Carlo Giaquinto, Hans-Iko Huppertz, Federico Martinon-Torres, Patricia Bruijning-Verhagen
The Fifth European Expert Meeting on Rotavirus Vaccination was convened in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in March 2017. The 2-day meeting included invited lectures as well as original oral and poster presentations and brought together experts from 21 countries. Summary findings of the meeting include: Rotavirus vaccination programmes in Europe have resulted in reductions of 60-90% in rotavirus outpatient visits and hospitalizations. Long term trends indicate this impact is sustained over the years. Herd effects, protecting unvaccinated children and neonates too young to be vaccinated have been observed in many European countries...
December 6, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211057/neonatal-neutrophils-stimulated-by-group-b-streptococcus-induce-a-proinflammatory-t-helper-cell-bias
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Jianguo Lin, Seema Haridas, Stephen J Barenkamp, Larissa Chioquetta Lorenset, Ashley Sang Eun Lee, Benjamin T Schroeder, Guangyong Peng, Joyce M Koenig
BackgroundGroup B Streptococcus (GBS) infection causes inflammatory comorbidities in newborns. While the mechanisms remain unclear, evidence suggests that impaired innate-adaptive immune interactions may be contributory. We hypothesized that GBS-stimulated neonatal neutrophils provide a milieu that may drive proinflammatory T-helper (Th) cell programming.MethodsNeutrophils were stimulated with Type III GBS (COH1); supernatants or intact neutrophils were cocultured with CD4+ T cells or regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
December 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211052/maternal-vaccination-immunization-of-sows-during-pregnancy-against-etec-infections
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REVIEW
Jose Matías, Melibea Berzosa, Yadira Pastor, Juan M Irache, Carlos Gamazo
The immunology of pregnancy is an evolving consequence of multiple reciprocal interactions between the maternal and the fetal-placental systems. The immune response must warrant the pregnancy outcome (including tolerance to paternal antigens), but at the same time, efficiently respond to pathogenic challenges. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) strains are a major cause of illness and death in neonatal and recently weaned pigs. This review aims to give an overview of the current rationale on the maternal vaccination strategies for the protection of the newborn pig against ETEC...
December 6, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209564/leukotriene-b4-receptor-1-mediated-host-response-shapes-gut-microbiota-and-controls-colon-tumor-progression
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Venkatakrishna R Jala, Paramahamsa Maturu, Sobha R Bodduluri, Elangovan Krishnan, Steven Mathis, Krishnaprasad Subbarao, Min Wang, Alfred B Jenson, Mary L Proctor, Eric C Rouchka, Rob Knight, Bodduluri Haribabu
Inflammation and infection are key promoters of colon cancer but the molecular interplay between these events is largely unknown. Mice deficient in leukotriene B4 receptor1 (BLT1) are protected in inflammatory disease models of arthritis, asthma and atherosclerosis. In this study, we show that BLT1-/- mice when bred onto a spontaneous tumor (ApcMin/+) model displayed an increase in the rate of intestinal tumor development and mortality. A paradoxical increase in inflammation in the tumors from the BLT1-/-ApcMin/+ mice is coincidental with defective host response to infection...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208882/thrombocytopenia-in-late-onset-neonatal-sepsis-and-its-relationship-with-specific-organism-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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F Ahmed, A Y Raj, L N Begum
Late onset neonatal sepsis (LONS) is a common complication in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) especially in premature infants, in whom the clinical presentation can be subtle and nonspecific. Thrombocytopenia is an important complication of sepsis. The objective of the present study was to identify the organism-speci?c platelet response in neonate with culture proven LONS. In this retrospective study all the infants with blood culture positive LONS in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Square Hospitals Ltd...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208666/epidemiology-of-uk-neonatal-infections-the-neonin-infection-surveillance-network
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Benjamin Cailes, Christina Kortsalioudaki, Jim Buttery, Santosh Pattnayak, Anne Greenough, Jean Matthes, Alison Bedford Russell, Nigel Kennea, Paul T Heath
OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiology of neonatal infection over the past decade in UK neonatal units. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected infection surveillance network data from 2005 to 2014. SETTING: 30 neonatal units in the UK. PATIENTS: Newborns on participating neonatal units who had a positive blood, cerebrospinal fluid or urine culture and were treated with at least 5 days of appropriate antibiotics...
December 5, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205682/sibling-visitations-and-viral-infections-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Yuho Horikoshi, Kaoru Okazaki, Shigeko Miyokawa, Kazue Kinoshita, Hiroshi Higuchi, Junichi Suwa, Yuta Aizawa, Kahoru Fukuoka
BACKGROUND: Sibling visitations to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are a part of family-centered care, which is now being increasingly endorsed as a positive development in patient care. However, sibling visitations pose a risk of viral infections such that many NICUs in Japan impose strict limits on the practice. The aim of our study was to assess whether sibling visitations to the NICU are related to an increase in the nosocomial viral infection rate. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted between April 2012 and March 2017 at Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical Center in Japan...
December 5, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205640/presepsin-as-a-predictor-of-positive-blood-culture-among-newborns-suspected-sepsis
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Yukihide Miyosawa, Yohei Akazawa, Motoko Kamiya, Chizuko Nakamura, Yusuke Takeuchi, Mai Kusakari, Tomohiko Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Although the incidence of neonatal sepsis is decreasing, neonatal sepsis remains a severe life-threatening disease. No current biochemical marker can provide perfect diagnostic accuracy for neonatal sepsis. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the accuracy of presepsin (P-SEP) as a novel biomarker of bacterial infection for neonatal sepsis diagnosis. METHODS: We prospectively studied newborns with sepsis (sepsis group n=13) during the first 30 days after birth and compared them with control preterm newborns (control group n=18)...
December 5, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204910/who-is-the-patient-at-risk-of-cmv-recurrence-a-review-of-the-current-scientific-evidence-with-a-focus-on-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
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REVIEW
Jan Styczynski
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is an agent of global infection, and its acquisition in a population is characterized by an age-dependent rise in seropositivity. After primary infection, CMV remains in the host cells in latent form, and it can reactivate in the case of immune suppression. The risk of CMV recurrence is dependent on the level of incompetency of the immune system, manifested as an impairment of T-cell immunity, including the presence and function of CMV-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes. This article presents data on the incidence of CMV recurrence in groups of immunocompromised patients, including allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients and other groups of patients, based on a summary of reported data...
December 4, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
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