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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427686/laboratory-diagnosis-of-urinary-tract-infections-towards-a-bilulu-consensus-guideline
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Matthijs Oyaert, Britt Van Meensel, Reinoud Cartuyvels, Johan Frans, Wim Laffut, Patricia Vandecandelaere, Hans De Beenhouwer
The BILULU study group consists of seven microbiologists of hospital laboratories located in the region of Flanders (Belgium). A major goal of the group is to standardize diagnostic microbiology procedures based on available evidence and, in the absence of evidence, based on general microbiological principles and expert opinion. Scientific evidence of current urine culture guidelines is incomplete and at some points guidelines don't indicate clear choice. The aim of this project was to develop a clear and unambiguous step-by-step guideline regarding the work-up of urine cultures...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397537/management-of-bloodstream-infections-by-infection-specialists-in-france-and-germany-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Kévin Diallo, Winfried V Kern, Katja de With, Amandine Luc, Nathalie Thilly, Céline Pulcini
INTRODUCTION: Bloodstream infections (BSI) are frequent infections worldwide. Our objective was to explore variation in the management of patients with BSI by infection specialists in France and Germany. METHODS: This work is part of an international ESCMID cross-sectional internet-based questionnaire survey that was opened from December 2016 to February 2017. All hospital-based infection specialists, senior or trainees, giving at least weekly advice on positive blood cultures could participate...
February 3, 2018: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388675/influenza-vaccines-in-immunosuppressed-adults-with-cancer
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REVIEW
Roni Bitterman, Noa Eliakim-Raz, Inbal Vinograd, Anca Zalmanovici Trestioreanu, Leonard Leibovici, Mical Paul
BACKGROUND: This is an update of the Cochrane review published in 2013, Issue 10.Immunosuppressed cancer patients are at increased risk of serious influenza-related complications. Guidelines, therefore, recommend influenza vaccination for these patients. However, data on vaccine effectiveness in this population are lacking, and the value of vaccination in this population remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of influenza vaccine in immunosuppressed adults with malignancies...
February 1, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370285/severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-in-ventilated-and-non-ventilated-patients
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Miquel Ferrer, Chiara Travierso, Catia Cilloniz, Albert Gabarrus, Otavio T Ranzani, Eva Polverino, Adamantia Liapikou, Francesco Blasi, Antoni Torres
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe community-acquired pneumonia (SCAP) and life-threatening acute respiratory failure may require invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV). Since use of IMV is often associated with significant morbidity and mortality, we assessed whether patients invasively ventilated would represent a target population for interventions aimed at reducing mortality of SCAP. METHODS: We prospectively recruited consecutive patients with SCAP for 12 years...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365230/tuberculosis-guidelines-for-diagnosis-from-the-ats-idsa-and-cdc
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Lisa Hauk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354655/guidelines-vs-actual-management-of-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-in-the-emergency-department
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Rahul S Kamath, Deepthi Sudhakar, Julianna G Gardner, Vagish Hemmige, Hossam Safar, Daniel M Musher
Background: Infections of skin and soft tissue (SSTI) commonly cause visits to hospital emergency departments (EDs). The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has published guidelines for the management of SSTI, but it is unclear how closely these guidelines are followed in practice. Methods: We reviewed records of patients seen in the ED at a large tertiary care hospital to determine guidelines adherence in 4 important areas: the decision to hospitalize, choice of antibiotics, incision and drainage (I&D) of abscesses, and submission of specimens for culture...
January 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346512/validation-of-the-pids-idsa-severity-criteria-in-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Todd A Florin, Cole Brokamp, Rachel Mantyla, Bradley DePaoli, Richard Ruddy, Samir S Shah, Lilliam Ambroggio
Background: The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)/Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guideline for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) recommends intensive care unit (ICU) admission or continuous monitoring for children meeting severity criteria. Our objective was to validate these criteria. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of children age 3 months-18 years diagnosed with CAP in a pediatric Emergency Department (ED) from 9/2014-8/2015...
January 13, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334446/pediatric-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Stephanie Posten, Jennifer Reed
Pediatric community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is frequently encountered by medical providers and is one of the most common reasons for hospital admission. CAP is known to cause significant morbidity and mortality, causing greater than 2 million deaths annually worldwide in children younger than five years old. The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) released guidelines in 2011 with recommendations regarding appropriate diagnosis and management of community acquired pneumonia for children greater than 3 months age, with the goal of assisting providers in clinical decision making...
December 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325218/equal-candida-score-an-ecmm-score-derived-from-current-guidelines-to-measure-quality-of-clinical-candidemia-management
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Sibylle C Mellinghoff, Martin Hoenigl, Philipp Koehler, Anil Kumar, Katrien Lagrou, Cornelia Lass-Flörl, Jacques F Meis, Vidya Menon, Riina Rautemaa-Richardson, Oliver A Cornely
Candida species frequently cause blood stream infections and are reported to be the third to tenth most commonly isolated pathogens. Guidelines and standardized treatment algorithms provided by professional organisations aim to facilitate decision-making regarding diagnosis, management, and treatment of candidemia. In routine clinical practise, however, it may be challenging to comply with these guidelines. The reasons include lack of familiarity or feasibility to adherence, but also their length and complexity...
January 11, 2018: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322242/utility-of-fosfomycin-as-antibacterial-prophylaxis-in-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Tanya Zapolskaya, Sarah Perreault, Dayna McManus, Jeffrey E Topal
PURPOSE: Prolonged and profound neutropenia is common among hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) patients as a result of chemotherapy. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) currently recommend antibacterial prophylaxis in patients who are deemed at intermediate or high risk for infection. Specifically, fluoroquinolone prophylaxis should be considered for high-risk neutropenic patients. However, with prolonged and frequent exposure to fluoroquinolones, these high-risk patients may develop resistance to these agents...
January 10, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316926/rna-guided-single-double-gene-repressions-in-corynebacterium-glutamicum-using-an-efficient-crispr-interference-and-its-application-to-industrial-strain
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Jaehyun Park, Hyojung Shin, Sun-Mi Lee, Youngsoon Um, Han Min Woo
BACKGROUND: The construction of microbial cell factories requires cost-effective and rapid strain development through metabolic engineering. Recently, RNA-guided CRISPR technologies have been developed for metabolic engineering of industrially-relevant host. RESULTS: To demonstrate the application of the CRISPR interference (CRISPRi), we developed two-plasmid CRISPRi vectors and applied the CRISPRi in Corynebacterium glutamicum to repress single target genes and double target genes simultaneously...
January 9, 2018: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278971/prevention-strategies-against-hiv-transmission-a-proactive-approach
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Antonio J Carrion, Jovan D Miles, Juan F Mosley, Lillian L Smith, April S Prather, Marcus M Gurley, Linh D Phan, Emily C Everton
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has now transformed into a manageable chronic condition. Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has proven efficacious at controlling the disease progression. Based on compelling evidence, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) developed guidelines for the management of persons infected with HIV. However, there are approximately 50 000 new cases of HIV in the United States each year. In this article, we review proactive methods to reduce the transmission of HIV, which include reinforcing patient education, gel-coated condoms that destroy HIV, HIV vaccinations, and adequately utilizing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP)...
February 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234216/recommendations-from-the-2016-guidelines-for-the-management-of-adults-with-hospital-acquired-or-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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Samir T Kumar, Arsheena Yassin, Tanaya Bhowmick, Deepali Dixit
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) continue to represent the most common nosocomial-associated infections, resulting in significant attributable mortality, increased length of hospital stay, and financial burden.1 The updated Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines provide guidance on the diagnosis and management of nonimmunocompromised hosts with HAP and VAP.
December 2017: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182749/idsa-position-statement-why-idsa-did-not-endorse-the-surviving-sepsis-campaign-guidelines
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David N Gilbert, Andre C Kalil, Michael Klompas, Henry Masur, Dean L Winslow
IDSA did not endorse the 2016 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines despite being represented in the working group that drafted the guidelines document. Leadership from IDSA, the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines, and the Society of Critical Care Medicine had numerous amicable discussions primarily regarding the bolded, rated guidelines recommendations. Our societies had different perspectives, however, regarding the interpretation of the major studies that informed the guidelines' recommendations thus leading us to different conclusions and different perspectives on the recommendations...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159992/clinical-and-histopathologic-features-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-among-pediatric-renal-transplant-recipients-with-preformed-vs-de-novo-donor-specific-antibodies
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Justin A Steggerda, Irene K Kim, Mark Haas, Xiaohai Zhang, Alexis Kang, Helen Pizzo, Elaine Kamil, Stanley Jordan, Dechu Puliyanda
Preformed and de novo donor specific antibodies (pDSA and dnDSA) are risk factors for ABMR. This study compares the effects of pDSA vs dnDSA in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Sixteen pediatric patients with biopsy-proven ABMR were evaluated. Strong DSA (MFI >10 000) was recorded at transplant, rejection, and follow-up. DSAs with the highest MFI were termed iDSAs. Allograft biopsies were scored according to Banff 2013 criteria. Seven of 16 (44%) patients had pDSA at transplant; 9 (56%) developed dnDSA...
December 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126256/digging-out-the-evidence-how-strong-is-the-idsa-recommendation-against-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-basilar-skull-fracture-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage
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Richard Kuehl, Andrea Büchler, Andreas F Widmer, Manuel Battegay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122410/non-compliance-with-idsa-guidelines-for-patients-presenting-with-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-prosthetic-joint-infection-is-a-risk-factor-for-treatment-failure
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A Bouaziz, I Uçkay, S Lustig, A Boibieux, D Lew, P Hoffmeyer, P Neyret, C Chidiac, T Ferry
OBJECTIVE: The long-term impact of treatment strategies proposed by the IDSA guidelines for patients presenting with methicillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) prosthetic joint infection (PJI) is not well-known. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective (2000-2010) cohort study including patients presenting with MSSA hip or knee PJI. A univariate Cox analysis was performed to determine if the non-compliance with IDSA surgical guidelines was a risk factor for treatment failure...
November 6, 2017: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109159/overtreatment-of-asymptomatic-candiduria-among-hospitalized-patients-a-multi-institutional-study
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David M Jacobs, Thomas J Dilworth, Nicholas D Beyda, Anthony M Casapao, Dana R Bowers
Candiduria is common in hospitalized patients, and asymptomatic candiduria contributes to antifungal overuse. The guidelines for management of asymptomatic candiduria do not recommend antifungal use, but rather the elimination of predisposing factors. It is unknown whether these recommendations are being followed. The primary objective of this study was to characterize candiduria management among hospitalized patients. This was a retrospective cohort study of a random sample of 305 hospitalized patients with candiduria at four U...
January 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075293/bacterial-profile-and-antibiotic-resistance-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-ulcer-in-guangzhou-southern-china-focus-on-the-differences-among-different-wagner-s-grades-idsa-iwgdf-grades-and-ulcer-types
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Xiaoying Xie, Yunwen Bao, Lijia Ni, Dan Liu, Shaona Niu, Haixiong Lin, Hongyu Li, Chaohui Duan, Li Yan, Songyin Huang, Zhaofan Luo
OBJECTIVE: To understand the bacterial profile and antibiotic resistance patterns in diabetic foot infection (DFI) in different Wagner's grades, IDSA/IWGDF grades, and different ulcer types in Guangzhou, in order to provide more detailed suggestion to the clinician about the empirical antibiotic choice. METHODS: 207 bacteria were collected from 117 DFIs in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital from Jan.1, 2010, to Dec.31, 2015. The clinical data and microbial information were analyzed...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067624/are-guidelines-on-the-management-of-non-tuberculous-mycobacteria-lung-infections-respected-and-what-are-the-consequences-for-patients-a-french-retrospective-study-from-2007-to-2014
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N El-Zeenni, S Chanoine, C Recule, J-P Stahl, M Maurin, B Camara
Diagnosis and treatment of lung infections caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) remain challenging. Adherence of the clinicians to the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) 2007 guidelines is often incomplete. Between 2007 and 2014, in Grenoble Alpes University Hospital, France, 132 patients had NTM-positive cultures from lower respiratory tract (LRT) samples. We retrospectively collected diagnosis, treatment, and outcome data of patients, and evaluated the adherence of clinicians to ATS/IDSA guidelines and the consequences of patients' prognoses...
February 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
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