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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943077/evaluation-of-an-evidence-based-throat-pain-protocol-to-reduce-left-without-being-seen-length-of-stay-and-antibiotic-prescribing
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Deanna Settelmeyer
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of people are seeking unscheduled medical care in United States' emergency departments, which contributes to delayed throughput and increased patient length of stay. Implementation of nurse-initiated protocols, such as those for throat pain, initiates early diagnostic testing, optimizes patient throughput strategies, and promotes adherence to clinic practice guidelines for an additional segment of patients. AIM: To evaluate the effect of an evidence-based throat-pain protocol...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN: Official Publication of the Emergency Department Nurses Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941393/mobile-health-application-to-assist-doctors-in-antibiotic-prescription-an-approach-for-antibiotic-stewardship
#2
Felipe Francisco Tuon, Juliano Gasparetto, Luciana Cristina Wollmann, Thyago Proença de Moraes
BACKGROUND: Technologies applied to mobile devices can be an important strategy in antibiotic stewardship programs. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the impact of a decision-making application on antibiotic prescription. METHODS: This was an observational, analytical and longitudinal study on the implementation of an antimicrobial guide for mobile application (app). This study analyzed the period of 12 months before and 12 months after the app implementation at a university hospital based on local epidemiology, avoiding high cost drugs and reducing the potential for drug resistance including carbapenem...
September 20, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936070/traumatic-cerrebral-fungus-experience-from-an-institution-in-north-east-india
#3
Binoy Kumar Singh, Abinash Dutta, Shameem Ahmed, Zakir Hussain, Rajib Hazarika, Bineta Singh
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain fungus is manifestation of neglected head injury. Although rare it is not uncommon. The patients are usually intact with good Glasgow coma (GCS) score inspite of complex injuries and exposed brain parenchyma but morbidity and mortality is very high with time if no proper and timely management is offered. There is very less study on traumatic brain fungus with no defined management protocols. So an attempt was made to explain in details the surgical strategies and other management techniques in patients with traumatic brain fungus...
August 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932761/digestion-of-peptidoglycan-and-analysis-of-soluble-fragments
#4
Ryan E Schaub, Joseph P Dillard
Peptidoglycan (murein) is a vital component of the cell wall of nearly all bacteria, composed of sugars linked by short peptides. This protocol describes the purification of macromolecular peptidoglycan from cultured bacteria and the analysis of enzyme-digested peptidoglycan fragments using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Digested peptidoglycan fragments can be identified by mass spectrometry, or predicted by comparing retention times with other published chromatograms. The quantitative nature of this method allows for the measurement of changes to peptidoglycan composition between different species of bacteria, growth conditions, or mutations...
August 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932711/molecular-characterization-of-antimicrobial-resistance-in-clinical-shigella-isolates-during-2014-and-2015-trends-in-south-india
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Shalini Anandan, Dhiviya Prabaa Muthuirulandi Sethuvel, Revathi Gajendiren, Valsan Philip Verghese, Kamini Walia, Balaji Veeraraghavan
BACKGROUND: Shigella species are an important cause of acute diarrheal disease worldwide. This study describes the prevalence of Shigella spp. serotypes and their resistance profile in Vellore, South India from 2014 to 2015. METHODS: From 2014 to 2015, 338 Shigella strains were isolated from stool samples at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Identification and serotyping was carried out using standard protocols. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was done against commonly used antibiotics...
September 2017: Germs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931397/pseudomonas-stutzeri-as-an-alternative-host-for-membrane-proteins
#6
Manuel Sommer, Hao Xie, Hartmut Michel
BACKGROUND: Studies on membrane proteins are often hampered by insufficient yields of the protein of interest. Several prokaryotic hosts have been tested for their applicability as production platform but still Escherichia coli by far is the one most commonly used. Nevertheless, it has been demonstrated that in some cases hosts other than E. coli are more appropriate for certain target proteins. RESULTS: Here we have developed an expression system for the heterologous production of membrane proteins using a single plasmid-based approach...
September 20, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927475/impact-of-discontinuing-contact-precautions-for-mrsa-and-esble-in-an-intensive-care-unit-a-prospective-noninferiority-before-and-after-study
#7
Laurie Renaudin, Mathieu Llorens, Christophe Goetz, Sébastien Gette, Vincente Citro, Sylvia Poulain, Marie-Laure Vanson, Jocelyne Sellies
OBJECTIVE To compare incidence densities of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBLE) acquisition in the intensive care unit (ICU) before and after discontinuation of contact precautions (CP) and application of standard precautions (SP). DESIGN Prospective noninferiority before-and-after study comparing 2 periods: January 1, 2012, to January 31, 2014 (the CP period) and February 1, 2014, to February 29, 2016 (the SP period). SETTING A 16-bed polyvalent ICU in France with only single-bed rooms with dedicated equipment and reusable medical devices...
September 20, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926192/testing-of-a-bioactive-moldable-bone-graft-substitute-in-an-infected-critically-sized-segmental-defect-model
#8
Matt E Brown, Yuan Zou, Rebecca Peyyala, Sarandeep S Huja, Larry L Cunningham, Todd A Milbrandt, Thomas D Dziubla, David A Puleo
Large infected bone defects, often resulting from high energy traumas, are difficult to treat due to their variability in complexity and location. Standard treatment for infected bone defects begins with a protocol that includes a series of debridements in conjunction with an extended course of systemic antibiotics. Only after the infection has been eliminated will repair of the defect commence, typically with implantation of autologous bone. To address some of the shortcomings of the standard treatment methods, such as serial procedures, limited grafting material, and the need for a second surgical site for autologous bone, a sequential, dual drug-releasing, moldable, calcium sulfate-based bone graft substitute was developed previously...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922813/meta-analyses-and-the-evidence-base-for-microbial-outcomes-in-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-complex-disease
#9
Jotam G Pasipanodya, Deborah Ogbonna, Devyani Deshpande, Shashikant Srivastava, Tawanda Gumbo
Objectives: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the level of funding support and the sputum culture conversion rates in pulmonary Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex (P-MAC) disease in adult patients without cystic fibrosis or HIV infection, treated with recommended antibiotic regimens. Methods: We performed a literature search to identify clinical trials, prospective studies and registries that reported outcomes in P-MAC patients. Studies that reported P-MAC diagnosis and treatments based on established guidelines met the inclusion criteria and were examined for bias and quality...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921938/prostate-cancer-treatment-in-renal-transplant-recipients-a-systematic-review
#10
REVIEW
Giancarlo Marra, Ettore Dalmasso, Marco Angello, Stefania Munegato, Andrea Bosio, Omidreza Sedigh, Luigi Biancone, Paolo Gontero
BACKGROUND: The majority of kidney transplants are performed in recipients (RTR) over 50; simultaneously their life expectancy is improving. The increasing age and number of RTR is likely to be paralleled by an increase of prostate cancer (PCa) incidence. However, little is known on the optimal management of these patients who represent a therapeutic challenge due to medical and anatomical graft-related issues. METHODS: AMED, Medline and Embase were searched until November 17(th) , 2016 adhering to the PRISMA guidelines and the AMSTAR checklist to investigate oncological and functional outcomes of PCa treatment in RTR...
September 18, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921079/identification-of-a-new-isoindole-2-yl-scaffold-as-a-qo-and-qi-dual-inhibitor-of-cytochrome-bc-1-complex-virtual-screening-synthesis-and-biochemical-assay
#11
Homa Azizian, Kowsar Bagherzadeh, Sophia Shahbazi, Niusha Sharifi, Massoud Amanlou
Respiratory chain ubiquinol-cytochrome (cyt) c oxidoreductase (cyt bc 1 or complex III) has been demonstrated as a promising target for numerous antibiotics and fungicide applications. In this study, a virtual screening of NCI diversity database was carried out in order to find novel Qo/Qi cyt bc 1 complex inhibitors. Structure-based virtual screening and molecular docking methodology were employed to further screen compounds with inhibition activity against cyt bc 1 complex after extensive reliability validation protocol with cross-docking method and identification of the best score functions...
September 18, 2017: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913873/improvement-of-decellularization-efficiency-of-porcine-aorta-using-dimethyl-sulfoxide-as-a-penetration-enhancer
#12
Selcan Guler, Halil M Aydin, Lan-Xin Lü, Ying Yang
Decellularization of tissues and organs enables researchers to obtain extracellular matrix (ECM) with the natural conformation and chemical composition of specific tissues. However, drawbacks exist such as the structural alteration of ECM or loss of some important components in ECM due to overexposure to chemicals during the decellularization process. In this study, porcine aorta was decellularized by sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS). Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) was used as a penetration enhancer in the decellularization process to enhance the penetration of SDS, consequently reducing the exposure time of SDS to treated tissues...
September 15, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911062/tpf-plus-cetuximab-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-biochemoradiation-with-weekly-cetuximab-plus-weekly-cisplatin-or-carboplatin-a-randomized-phase-ii-eortc-trial
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P M Specenier, E Remenar, J Buter, D L Schrijvers, C Bergamini, L F Licitra, A Awada, P M Clement, C Fortpied, J Menis, J B Vermorken
Background: Our aim was to test the safety of cetuximab added to chemoradiation with either cisplatin or carboplatin after prior induction chemotherapy. Methods: Patients with stage III/IV unresectable, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck received up to four cycles of TPF-E (cisplatin and docetaxel 75 mg/m2 on day 1 followed by 5-FU 750 mg/m2/day as a continuous infusion on days 1-5 plus cetuximab at a loading dose of 400 mg/m2 followed by a weekly dose of 250 mg/m2), with prophylactic antibiotics but no growth factors...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904010/vitamin-d-supplementation-to-palliative-cancer-patients-protocol-of-a-double-blind-randomised-controlled-trial-palliative-d
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Maria Helde-Frankling, Jenny Bergqvist, Caritha Klasson, Marie Nordström, Jonas Höijer, Peter Bergman, Linda Björkhem-Bergman
BACKGROUND: According to a small pilot study on palliative cancer patients at our ward, vitamin D supplementation had beneficial effects on pain (measured as opioid consumption), infections and quality of life (QoL) without having any significant side effects. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of the 'Palliative-D' study is to test the hypothesis that vitamin D supplementation for 12 weeks reduces opioid consumption. The secondary objectives are to study if reduction of antibiotic consumption and fatigue as well as improvement in QoL assessments can be observed...
September 13, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903881/factors-affecting-the-cost-effectiveness-of-on-farm-culture-prior-to-the-treatment-of-clinical-mastitis-in-dairy-cows
#15
P M Down, A J Bradley, J E Breen, M J Green
The objective of this study was to use probabilistic sensitivity analysis to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of using an on-farm culture (OFC) approach to the treatment of clinical mastitis in dairy cows and compare this to a 'standard' treatment approach. A specific aim was to identify the herd circumstances under which an OFC approach would be most likely to be cost-effective. A stochastic Monte Carlo model was developed to simulate 5000 cases of clinical mastitis at the cow level and to calculate the associated costs simultaneously when treated according to 2 different treatment protocols; i) a 'conventional' approach (3 tubes of intramammary antibiotic) and ii) an OFC programme, whereby cows are treated according to the results of OFC...
September 15, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894768/clinical-improvement-of-subacute-and-chronic-otitis-media-with-effusion-treated-with-hyaluronic-acid-plus-hypertonic-solution-via-nasal-lavage-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Luigi Cioffi, Patrizia Gallo, Antonio D'Avino, Francesco Carlomagno, Giuseppe Aloi, Antonietta D'Onofrio, Donatella Del Gaizo, Maria Giuliano, Raffaella De Franchis, Maria L Sandomenico, Anna Pecoraro
Background. This study, a randomized controlled trial, aims to demonstrate a clinically significant improvement in subacute and chronic otitis media with effusion through the administration of hyaluronic acid associated with hypertonic solution compared with the administration of hypertonic solution alone. The setting was an outpatient clinic of 20 primary care pediatrician offices affiliated with the 3 Local Health Units (Azienda Sanitaria Locale) of Naples. Materials and Methods. The study was conducted for 6 months, from October 2014 to the end of March 2015...
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887647/a-comparative-evaluation-study-of-growth-conditions-for-culturing-the-isolates-of-campylobacter-spp
#17
Ying-Hsin Hsieh, Steven Simpson, Khalil Kerdahi, Irshad M Sulaiman
Campylobacter is one of the leading causes of foodborne travelers' diarrhea worldwide. Although a large number cases of campylobacteriosis go undiagnosed or unreported, it is considered as the second most common foodborne illness in the USA affecting over 1.3 million individuals every year. Of various Campylobacter species, C. jejuni, C. coli, and C. lari have been accounted for causing more than 99% of human infections. Thus, there is a need to have efficient isolation method to protect public health on food safety and monitoring the burden of campylobacteriosis...
September 8, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886751/uva-ursi-extract-and-ibuprofen-as-alternative-treatments-of-adult-female-urinary-tract-infection-atafuti-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Jeanne Trill, Catherine Simpson, Frances Webley, Mike Radford, Louise Stanton, Tom Maishman, Angeliki Galanopoulou, Andrew Flower, Caroline Eyles, Merlin Willcox, Alastair Hay, Gareth Griffiths, Paul Little, George Lewith, Michael Moore
BACKGROUND: Women with acute uncomplicated urine infection are usually treated with antibiotics. One trial has demonstrated that delayed antibiotic treatment offered without symptom relief results in a modest reduction in antibiotic use. There is some evidence that ibuprofen provides symptom relief and reduces antibiotic use. Uva-ursi, a herbal product, has a traditional use for urinary infection symptom relief. We set out to test: in adult women with suspected UTI who accept the delayed prescription strategy: Do NSAIDs or uva-ursi (a herbal product) provide relief from urinary symptoms and reduce antibiotic use...
September 8, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884476/probiotics-for-preventing-urinary-tract-infection-in-people-with-neuropathic-bladder
#19
REVIEW
Swee-Ling Toh, Claire L Boswell-Ruys, Bon San B Lee, Judy M Simpson, Kate R Clezy
BACKGROUND: Neuropathic or neurogenic bladder describes a process of dysfunctional voiding as the result of injury in the brain, spinal cord or nerves innervating the bladder. People with neuropathic bladder, such as from spinal cord injury (SCI), are at significant risk of morbidity from urinary tract infections (UTI). Effective methods to prevent UTI in people with SCI have been sought for many years. Probiotics (micro-organisms that exert beneficial health effects in the host) have been recommended for bacterial interference of the urological tract to reduce colonisation by uropathogen and to manage the dual problems of infection and antibiotic resistance...
September 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880259/management-of-asymptomatic-neonates-born-in-the-setting-of-chorioamnionitis-a-safety-comparison-of-the-well-baby-and-intensive-care-setting
#20
D Peterson, S B Hoffman, D El-Metwally, M Martino-Gomez, D R Chinta, C Hughes Driscoll
BACKGROUND: Evaluate the safety of a change in care setting for asymptomatic neonates born to mothers with chorioamnionitis from the neonatal intensive care unit to the well baby nursery.Local problem:The neonatal intensive care unit evaluation and management of babies born to mothers with chorioamionitis often involves separation of the mother-baby dyad and more invasive interventions. METHODS: A single-center pre/post-intervention study of neonates born from January 2011 to November 2016, comparing safety outcomes in the neonatal intensive care unit (pre-intervention) and well baby nursery (post-intervention), following initiation of a triage protocol...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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