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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723463/the-global-prevalence-of-infections-in-urology-gpui-study-a-worldwide-surveillance-study-in-urology-patients
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Florian Wagenlehner, Zafer Tandogdu, Riccardo Bartoletti, Tommaso Cai, Mete Cek, Ekaterina Kulchavenya, Béla Köves, Kurt Naber, Tamara Perepanova, Peter Tenke, Björn Wullt, Florian Bogenhard, Truls Erik Bjerklund Johansen
The GPIU study is currently the only study registering health care-associated urogenital tract infections, especially in urology patients, in an ongoing surveillance protocol that can help to deliver data on adequate empirical antibiotic therapy in hospitalised urology patients according to guideline recommendations. The annual GPIU study will continue to be performed in November of each year under the URL http://gpiu.esiu.org/.
October 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723269/identification-of-antipneumococcal-molecules-effective-against-different-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotypes-using-a-resazurin-based-high-throughput-screen
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Hyung Jun Kim, Namyoul Kim, David Shum, Srigouri Huddar, Chul Min Park, Soojin Jang
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major human pathogen, causing around 1.6 million deaths worldwide each year. By optimizing a resazurin-based assay to detect S. pneumoniae growth in 384-well microplates, we developed a new high-throughput screening (HTS) system for the discovery of antipneumococcal molecules, which was unsuccessful using conventional absorbance measurements. Before applying our protocol to a large-scale screen, we validated the system through a pilot screen targeting about 7,800 bioactive molecules using three different S...
July 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719188/phage-selection-of-cyclic-peptides-for-application-in-research-and-drug-development
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Kaycie Deyle, Xu-Dong Kong, Christian Heinis
Cyclic peptides can bind to protein targets with high affinities and selectivities, which makes them an attractive modality for the development of research reagents and therapeutics. Additional properties, including low inherent toxicity, efficient chemical synthesis, and facile modification with labels or immobilization reagents, increase their attractiveness. Cyclic peptide ligands against a wide range of protein targets have been isolated from natural sources such as bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals...
July 18, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717841/variation-in-care-for-surgical-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-protocol-adherence-in-12-european-hospitals
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Ruben van Zelm, Ellen Coeckelberghs, Walter Sermeus, Anthony De Buck van Overstraeten, Arved Weimann, Deborah Seys, Massimiliano Panella, Kris Vanhaecht
PURPOSE: Surgical care for patients with colorectal cancer has become increasingly standardized. The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol is a widely accepted structured care method to improve postoperative outcomes of patients after surgery. Despite growing evidence of effectiveness, adherence to the protocol remains challenging in practice. This study was designed to assess the adherence rate in daily practice and examine the relationship between the importance of interventions and adherence rate...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713524/forced-air-warming-discontinued-periprosthetic-joint-infection-rates-drop
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REVIEW
Scott D Augustine
Several studies have shown that the waste heat from forced-air warming (FAW) escapes near the floor and warms the contaminated air resident near the floor. The waste heat then forms into convection currents that rise up and contaminate the sterile field above the surgical table. It has been shown that a single airborne bacterium can cause a periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following joint replacement surgery. We retrospectively compared PJI rates during a period of FAW to a period of air-free conductive fabric electric warming (CFW) at three hospitals...
June 23, 2017: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713353/functional-characterization-of-novel-faecalibacterium-prausnitzii-strains-isolated-from-healthy-volunteers-a-step-forward-in-the-use-of-f-prausnitzii-as-a-next-generation-probiotic
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Rebeca Martín, Sylvie Miquel, Leandro Benevides, Chantal Bridonneau, Véronique Robert, Sylvie Hudault, Florian Chain, Olivier Berteau, Vasco Azevedo, Jean M Chatel, Harry Sokol, Luis G Bermúdez-Humarán, Muriel Thomas, Philippe Langella
Faecalibacterium prausnitzii is a major member of the Firmicutes phylum and one of the most abundant bacteria in the healthy human microbiota. F. prausnitzii depletion has been reported in several intestinal disorders, and more consistently in Crohn's disease (CD) patients. Despite its importance in human health, only few microbiological studies have been performed to isolate novel F. prausnitzii strains in order to better understand the biodiversity and physiological diversity of this beneficial commensal species...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713003/reassessing-the-utility-of-routine-urine-culture-with-urodynamics-uti-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Devon C Snow-Lisy, Christopher Halline, Emilie K Johnson, Dawn Diaz-Saldano, Theresa Meyer, Elizabeth B Yerkes
INTRODUCTION: There is no consensus regarding use of periprocedural antibiotics or routine urine cultures during urodynamics study (UDS) in children. At our hospital, we historically have obtained urine cultures during UDS. However, even with positive cultures, few patients require treatment. Most are successfully managed with increased hydration and frequent bladder emptying. PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical characteristics, antibiotic treatment, and outcomes in patients undergoing UDS to identify (1) risk factors for urinary tract infection (UTI) after UDS, and (2) patients who may benefit from routine urine culture...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712488/staged-reconstruction-of-diaphyseal-fractures-with-segmental-defects-surgical-and-patient-reported-outcomes
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S D Zoller, L A Cao, R A Smith, W Sheppard, E L Lord, C D Hamad, J H Ghodasra, C Lee, D Jeffcoat
INTRODUCTION: Two-stage limb reconstruction is an option for patients with critical size segmental bone defects following acute trauma or non-union. Reconstruction is technically demanding and associated with a high complication rate. Current protocols for limb reconstruction have well-documented challenges, and no study has reported on patient outcomes using a validated questionnaire. In this study, we aimed to examine the clinical and patient-centered outcomes following our surgical protocol for two-stage limb reconstruction following critical size segmental defects...
June 23, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711318/procalcitonin-guided-decision-making-for-duration-of-antibiotic-therapy-in-neonates-with-suspected-early-onset-sepsis-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-neopins
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Martin Stocker, Wendy van Herk, Salhab El Helou, Sourabh Dutta, Matteo S Fontana, Frank A B A Schuerman, Rita K van den Tooren-de Groot, Jantien W Wieringa, Jan Janota, Laura H van der Meer-Kappelle, Rob Moonen, Sintha D Sie, Esther de Vries, Albertine E Donker, Urs Zimmerman, Luregn J Schlapbach, Amerik C de Mol, Angelique Hoffman-Haringsma, Madan Roy, Maren Tomaske, René F Kornelisse, Juliette van Gijsel, Eline G Visser, Sten P Willemsen, Annemarie M C van Rossum
BACKGROUND: Up to 7% of term and late-preterm neonates in high-income countries receive antibiotics during the first 3 days of life because of suspected early-onset sepsis. The prevalence of culture-proven early-onset sepsis is 0·1% or less in high-income countries, suggesting substantial overtreatment. We assess whether procalcitonin-guided decision making for suspected early-onset sepsis can safely reduce the duration of antibiotic treatment. METHODS: We did this randomised controlled intervention trial in Dutch (n=11), Swiss (n=4), Canadian (n=2), and Czech (n=1) hospitals...
July 12, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710229/pirate-project-point-of-care-informatics-based-randomised-controlled-trial-for-decreasing-overuse-of-antibiotic-therapy-in-gram-negative-bacteraemia
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Angela Huttner, Werner C Albrich, Pierre-Yves Bochud, Angèle Gayet-Ageron, Anne Rossel, Elodie von Dach, Stephan Harbarth, Laurent Kaiser
INTRODUCTION: Antibiotic overuse drives antibiotic resistance. The optimal duration of antibiotic therapy for Gram-negative bacteraemia (GNB), a common community and hospital-associated infection, remains unknown and unstudied via randomised controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This investigator-initiated, multicentre, non-inferiority, informatics-based point-of-care RCT will randomly assign adult hospitalised patients receiving microbiologically efficacious antibiotic(s) for GNB to (1) 14 days of antibiotic therapy, (2) 7 days of therapy or (3) an individualised duration determined by clinical response and 75% reduction in peak C reactive protein (CRP) values...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708769/a-national-survey-on-peri-interventional-management-of-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage
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Chulja J Pek, Monique van Dijk, Bas Groot Koerkamp, Adriaan Moelker, Casper H J van Eijck
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate knowledge about management of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) catheters among nurses taking care of hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) patients. METHODS: Six HPB nurses from the Dutch national HPB association created a questionnaire that was complemented by 2 HPB surgeons, 3 HPB interventional radiologists, and a methodologist. Registered nurses working at the department of gastroenterology or gastrointestinal surgery and familiar with the care for HPB patients were invited to complete the questionnaire...
July 13, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708024/quality-improvement-initiative-preventative-surgical-site-infection-protocol-in-vascular-surgery
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David Parizh, Enrico Ascher, Syed Ali Raza Rizvi, Anil Hingorani, Michael Amaturo, Eric Johnson
Objective A quality improvement initiative was employed to decrease single institution surgical site infection rate in open lower extremity revascularization procedures. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA: In an attempt to lower patient morbidity, we developed and implemented the Preventative Surgical Site Infection Protocol in Vascular Surgery. Surgical site infections lead to prolonged hospital stays, adjunctive procedure, and additive costs. We employed targeted interventions to address the common risk factors that predispose patients to post-operative complications...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705799/rapid-developing-empyema-by-group-f-beta-streptococcus-anginosus-group
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Muhammad Azharuddin, Dy Prudence, Prem Shanker Shukla, Ajay Mathur
A 43-year-old male had progressive pleuritic left-sided chest tightness with shortness of breath. He had dental caries and tenderness on palpation of the left lateral chest. Complete blood count showed leucocytosis. CT scan of the chest with pulmonary emboli protocol showed multiple pulmonary nodules and nodular pleural thickening at left posterior lateral pleura. Forty-eight hours post CTPE scan, CT scan of the chest, abdomen and pelvis displayed right lower lobe consolidation and left-sided pleural effusion with superimposed compressive atelectasis...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705670/empiric-antibiotic-protocols-for-cancer-patients-with-neutropenia-a-single-center-study-of-treatment-efficacy-and-mortality-in-patients-with-bacteremia
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Eyal Kleinhendler, Matan J Cohen, Allon E Moses, Ora Paltiel, Jacob Strahilevitz, Amos Cahan
BACKGROUND: A number of empiric antibiotic treatment options for febrile neutropenia exist, yet there is no universally-accepted initial protocol. We aimed to assess the performance of a protocol (piperacillin, gentamicin and cefazolin) introduced over 40 years ago and compare its coverage against bacteria isolated from blood of neutropenic patients to that of various commonly used antibiotic treatment protocols. METHODS: Adults with neutropenia admitted between 2003 and 2012 to the hemato-oncologic departments, in whom blood cultures were taken on admission were included...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705094/auditing-the-use-and-assessing-the-clinical-utility-of-microscopy-as-a-point-of-care-test-for-neisseria-gonorrhoeae-in-a-sexual-health-clinic
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Sarah Mensforth, Nicola Thorley, Keith Radcliffe
We assessed whether urethral microscopy was performed as per clinic protocol for male clinic attendees reporting contact with Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC), urethral symptoms or given a diagnosis of epididymo-orchitis (EO) over a 12-month period (9732 patients). Prevalence of gonorrhoea in the contacts, urethral symptoms and EO groups was 50, 12.7 and 1.6%, respectively. Microscopy was performed reliably for contacts (96%), those with discharge/dysuria with evidence of urethritis on examination (98%), but not those with EO (43%)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702193/update-on-the-first-line-treatment-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-a-continuing-challenge-from-an-old-enemy
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REVIEW
Chih-Chieh Huang, Kuo-Wang Tsai, Tzung-Jiun Tsai, Ping-I Hsu
Because the prevalence of antibiotic resistance markedly increases with time worldwide, anti-H. pylori treatment is continuing to be a great challenge forsphysicians in clinical practice. The Real-world Practice & Expectation of Asia-Pacific Physicians and Patients in Helicobacter Pylori Eradication (REAP-HP) Survey demonstrated that the accepted minimal eradication rate of anti-H. pylori regimen in H. pylori-infected patients was 91%. The Kyoto Consensus Report on Helicobacter Pylori Gastritis also recommended that, within any region, only regimens which reliably produce eradication rates of ≥90% in that population should be used for empirical treatment...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697755/spread-of-resistant-gram-negatives-in-a-sri-lankan-intensive-care-unit
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Kavinda Tissera, Veranja Liyanapathirana, Nilanthi Dissanayake, Vasanthi Pinto, Asela Ekanayake, Manjula Tennakoon, Dinuka Adasooriya, Dulmini Nanayakkara
BACKGROUND: Infections with multi drug resistant (MDR) organisms are a major problem in intensive care units (ICUs). Proper infection control procedures are mandatory to combat the spread of resistant organisms within ICUs. Well stablished surveillance programmes will enhance the adherence of the staff to infection control protocols. The study was conducted to assess the feasibility of using basic molecular typing methods and routine hospital data for laboratory surveillance of resistance organisms in resource limited settings...
July 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696877/multicenter-quality-improvement-project-to-prevent-sternal-wound-infections-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Cathy Woodward, Richard Taylor, Minnette Son, Roozbeh Taeed, Marshall L Jacobs, Lauren Kane, Jeffrey P Jacobs, S Adil Husain
BACKGROUND: Children undergoing cardiac surgery are at risk for sternal wound infections (SWIs) leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Single-center quality improvement (QI) initiatives have demonstrated decreased infection rates utilizing a bundled approach. This multicenter project was designed to assess the efficacy of a protocolized approach to decrease SWI. METHODS: Pediatric cardiac programs joined a collaborative effort to prevent SWI. Programs implemented the protocol, collected compliance data, and provided data points from local clinical registries using Society of Thoracic Surgery Congenital Heart Surgery Database harvest-compliant software or from other registries...
July 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693558/zinc-as-an-adjunct-treatment-for-reducing-case-fatality-due-to-clinical-severe-infection-in-young-infants-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Nitya Wadhwa, Sudha Basnet, Uma Chandra Mouli Natchu, Laxman P Shrestha, Shinjini Bhatnagar, Halvor Sommerfelt, Tor A Strand, Siddarth Ramji, K C Aggarwal, Harish Chellani, Anuradha Govil, Mamta Jajoo, N B Mathur, Meenakshi Bhatt, Anup Mohta, Imran Ansari, Srijana Basnet, Ram H Chapagain, Ganesh P Shah, Binod M Shrestha
BACKGROUND: An estimated 2.7 of the 5.9 million deaths in children under 5 years of age occur in the neonatal period. Severe infections contribute to almost a quarter of these deaths. Mortality due to severe infections in developing country settings is substantial despite antibiotic therapy. Effective interventions that can be added to standard therapy for severe infections are required to reduce case fatality. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled parallel group superiority trial to investigate the effect of zinc administered orally as an adjunct to standard therapy to infants aged 3 days up to 2 months (59 days) hospitalized with clinical severe infection, that will be undertaken in seven hospitals in Delhi, India and Kathmandu, Nepal...
July 10, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691027/hand-hygiene-practices-and-microbial-investigation-of-hand-contact-swab-among-physiotherapists-in-an-ebola-endemic-region-implications-for-public-health
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S Ibeneme, V Maduako, G C Ibeneme, A Ezuma, T U Ettu, N F Onyemelukwe, D Limaye, G Fortwengel
BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene practices (HHP), as a critical component of infection prevention/control, were investigated among physiotherapists in an Ebola endemic region. METHOD: A standardized instrument was administered to 44 randomly selected physiotherapists (23 males and 21 females), from three tertiary hospitals in Enugu, Nigeria. Fifteen participants (aged 22-59 years) participated in focus group discussions (FGDs) and comprised 19 participants in a subsequent laboratory study...
2017: BioMed Research International
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