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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772402/serious-adverse-events-following-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-surgery
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Vikas Kotagal, Elizabeth Walkowiak, Jason A Heth
OBJECTIVE: Recent Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) practice guidelines describe a serious adverse event (SAE) rate following surgery of 11%. PATIENTS & METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 162 consecutive patients who have undergone work-up at our center's multidisciplinary NPH clinic over a 47 month time period (2/2014-12/2017). Of these, 22 ultimately underwent neurosurgical ventricular shunt surgery as treatment for NPH. Clinical records were reviewed for SAEs categorized as possibly/probably/definitely related to NPH surgery...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772359/bilateral-external-ventricular-drains-increase-ventriculostomy-associated-cerebrospinal-fluid-infection-in-low-modified-graeb-score-intraventricular-hemorrhage
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Zheng Wen-Jian, L I Liang-Ming, Hu Zi-Hui, Liao Wei, Lin Qi-Chang, Zhu Yong-Hua, Lin Shao-Hua
BACKGROUND: Ventriculostomy-associated cerebrospinal fluid infection (VAI) is a major complication limiting the use of an external ventricular drain (EVD) in intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH). Risk factors of VAI are still under wide discussion. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 84 IVH patients who underwent EVD at our center between January 2012 and January 2017. Preoperative clinical parameters, surgeon status, number of catheters and catheter-days, subgaleal tunneling distance, frequency of urokinase flush, and prophylactic antibiotics were compared between the infective and non-infective groups...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771236/can-dalbavancin-be-used-as-a-catheter-lock-solution
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Cristina Díaz-Ruíz, Beatriz Alonso, Emilia Cercenado, Raquel Cruces, Emilio Bouza, Patricia Muñoz, María Guembe
PURPOSE: The new lipoglycopeptide dalbavancin has only been approved for acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections. However, its alternative use as a catheter lock solution could facilitate the conservative management of catheter-related bloodstream infection. Our objective was to assess the stability and activity of dalbavancin alone and in combination with heparin against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) biofilms...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770767/pelvic-abscess-drainage-outcome-with-factors-affecting-the-clinical-success
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Devrim Akıncı, Onur Ergun, Çağdaş Topel, Türkmen Çiftçi, Okan Akhan
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the success and complication rates of image-guided pelvic abscess drainage with emphasis on factors affecting the clinical success. METHODS: During a 7-year period, 185 pelvic abscesses were treated in 163 patients under ultrasonography and fluoroscopy (n=140) or computed tomography (n=45) guidance with transabdominal (n=107), transvaginal (n=39), transrectal (n=21) and transgluteal (n=18) approaches. Abscess characteristics (etiology, number, size, intrastructure, microbiological content, presence of fistula), patient demographics (age, sex, presence of malignancy, primary disease, antibiotic treatments), procedure-related factors (guidance method, access route, catheter size) and their effects on clinical success, complications, and duration of catheterization were statistically analyzed...
May 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770754/changing-epidemiology-of-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-cancer-patients
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Anne Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Ying Jiang, Pankil Shah, Alawami Hussain, Zainab Al Hamal, Ammar Yousif, Mary Jordan, Majd Michael, Issam Raad
We compared the etiologic organisms of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in cancer patients with central venous catheters (CVCs) between 2 cohorts separated by more than a decade.Gram-negative organisms have become the predominant etiologic organisms of BSIs (52%); they now contribute to 41% of catheter-related BSIs (CRBSIs).Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;39:727-729.
June 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765236/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-among-liver-transplant-recipients-epidemiology-and-associated-risk-factors-for-morbidity-and-mortality
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REVIEW
Taohua Liu, Yuezhong Zhang, Qiquan Wan
Bacteremia due to Staphylococcus aureus , especially methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), complicates the clinical course of liver transplantation and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Intravascular catheters had been reported to be the most frequent source of MRSA bacteremia. Among bacteremic liver recipients, 26.3%-100% of S. aureus were MRSA. Previous studies identified pre-transplant and post-transplant acquired S. aureus carriage, greater severity of liver disease, hepatocellular carcinoma and infection with immuno-modulatory viruses as predictors of S...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755085/-subdural-hematoma-after-open-heart-surgery-for-infective-endocarditis-presenting-with-pre-operative-intracranial-hemorrhage-infarction-report-of-a-case
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Ryuta Tai, Yosuke Kuroko, Makoto Mohri, Masakazu Yamaoka
A 47-year-old woman with a history of radiation enteritis and implantation of a central venous port was admitted to our intensive care unit(ICU) suffering from high fever. She was diagnosed with active infective endocarditis due to catheter-related blood stream infection. Although echocardiography showed a large vegetation on the mitral valve, surgical therapy was postponed for 5 weeks because of intracranial hemorrhage infarction. On the 3rd day after mitral valve repair, she developed consciousness disturbance and computed tomography(CT) revealed acute subdural hematoma of the posterior cranial fossa...
May 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754463/intestinal-failure-the-evolving-demographic-and-patient-outcomes-on-home-parenteral-nutrition
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Sarah Kate Brown, Natalie Davies, Enda Smyth, Nicky Heather, Caroline Cole, Simon Charles Keys, Robert Mark Beattie, Akshay Batra
AIM: We performed this study to examine and understand the evolving demographics and changing outcomes of intestinal failure, and its implications for healthcare delivery. METHOD: We conducted a retrospective analysis of outcome data of children on home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN), over a 15 year period. RESULTS: 31 patients received HPN, 15 for short bowel syndrome (SBS), 8 neuromuscular disease (NMD) and 8 for other causes. The HPN prevalence increased from 1...
May 13, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754308/a-state-of-the-art-review-on-optimal-practices-to-prevent-recognize-and-manage-complications-associated-with-intravascular-devices-in-the-critically-ill
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REVIEW
Jean-François Timsit, Mark Rupp, Emilio Bouza, Vineet Chopra, Tarja Kärpänen, Kevin Laupland, Thiago Lisboa, Leonard Mermel, Olivier Mimoz, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Garyphalia Poulakou, Bertrand Souweine, Walter Zingg
Intravascular catheters are inserted into almost all critically ill patients. This review provides up-to-date insight into available knowledge on epidemiology and diagnosis of complications of central vein and arterial catheters in ICU. It discusses the optimal therapy of catheter-related infections and thrombosis. Prevention of complications is a multidisciplinary task that combines both improvement of the process of care and introduction of new technologies. We emphasize the main component of the prevention strategies that should be used in critical care and propose areas of future investigation in this field...
May 12, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752963/ses-proteins-as-possible-targets-for-vaccine-development-against-staphylococcus-epidermidis-infections
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Dorien Hofmans, Laleh Khodaparast, Ladan Khodaparast, Els Vanstreels, Mohammad Shahrooei, Johan Van Eldere, Lieve Van Mellaert
OBJECTIVES: The opportunistic pathogen Staphylococcus epidermidis is progressively involved in device-related infections. Since these infections involve biofilm formation, antibiotics are not effective. Conversely, a vaccine can be advantageous to prevent these infections. In view of vaccine development, predicted surface proteins were evaluated on their potential as a vaccine target. METHODS: Immunoglobulins directed against S. epidermidis surface proteins SesB, M, O, Q and R, were used to firstly affirm their surface location...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746497/peritoneal-dialysis-related-peritonitis-caused-by-pseudomonas-species-insight-from-a-post-millennial-case-series
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Wanhong Lu, Bonnie Ching-Ha Kwan, Kai Ming Chow, Wing-Fai Pang, Chi Bon Leung, Philip Kam-To Li, Cheuk Chun Szeto
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas peritonitis is a serious complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD). However, the clinical course of Pseudomonas peritonitis following the adoption of international guidelines remains unclear. METHODS: We reviewed the clinical course and treatment response of 153 consecutive episodes of PD peritonitis caused by Pseudomonas species from 2001 to 2015. RESULTS: Pseudomonas peritonitis accounted for 8.3% of all peritonitis episodes...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745358/assessing-a-national-collaborative-program-to-prevent-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-in-a-veterans-health-administration-nursing-home-cohort
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Sarah L Krein, M Todd Greene, Beth King, Deborah Welsh, Karen E Fowler, Barbara W Trautner, David Ratz, Sanjay Saint, Gary Roselle, Marla Clifton, Stephen M Kralovic, Tina Martin, Lona Mody
OBJECTIVECollaborative programs have helped reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) rates in community-based nursing homes. We assessed whether collaborative participation produced similar benefits among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) nursing homes, which are part of an integrated system.SETTINGThis study included 63 VHA nursing homes enrolled in the "AHRQ Safety Program for Long-Term Care," which focused on practices to reduce CAUTI.METHODSChanges in CAUTI rates, catheter utilization, and urine culture orders were assessed from June 2015 through May 2016...
May 10, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744732/central-venous-access-port-placement-by-translumbar-approach-using-angio-ct-unit-in-patients-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Shuji Kariya, Miyuki Nakatani, Takuji Maruyama, Yasuyuki Ono, Yutaka Ueno, Atsushi Komemushi, Noboru Tanigawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical results of central venous access port (CV port) placement by translumbar inferior vena cava cannulation using angio-CT unit for cancer patients with superior vena cava syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A CV port was placed by translumbar inferior vena cava cannulation using an angio-CT unit, in 14 consecutive patients. All patients had occlusion or advanced stenosis of the superior vena cava due to cancer progression. RESULTS: The technical success rate of the percutaneous translumbar CV port placement was 100%...
May 9, 2018: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743306/reduction-in-the-percentage-of-clusters-of-candida-albicans-and-candida-parapsilosis-causing-candidemia-in-a-general-hospital-in-madrid-spain
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Pilar Escribano, Carlos Sánchez-Carrillo, Patricia Muñoz, Emilio Bouza, Jesús Guinea
The presence of clusters in units with a high incidence of candidemia suggests the need for prevention of candidemia. We analyzed the percentage of patients involved in clusters and its evolution over a large period of time in a tertiary hospital.We studied 432 patients admitted to Gregorio Marañón Hospital with candidemia caused by Candida albicans (n=276) or Candida parapsilosis (n=156) between January 2007 and December 2014. Incident isolates were genotyped. A cluster was defined as a group of ≥2 patients infected by an identical genotype; we considered clusters to be "tracking clusters" when the patients involved in the cluster were admitted to the same ward within a period of 24 months...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742628/evaluation-of-dwell-time-for-peripheral-intravenous-catheters-started-in-the-field-for-geriatric-blunt-trauma-patients
#15
Darcy L Day, Francisco Conde
Replacement time for peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheters started in the field is unclear. The purpose of this study was to compare field-start PIV catheter dwell time of 2 days or less versus field-start PIV catheter dwell time of more than 2 days for the development of indicators of infection for geriatric blunt trauma patients. A retrospective case series was conducted at the state-designated trauma referral center. Activated trauma team patients with blunt injury were included if 65 years or older and if admitted from the field for 7 days or more with a PIV catheter placed prehospital...
May 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738325/automated-low-flow-ascites-pump-in-a-real-world-setting-complications-and-outcomes
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Philipp Solbach, Christoph Höner Zu Siederdissen, Freya Wellhöner, Nicolas Richter, Benjamin Heidrich, Henrike Lenzen, Port Kerstin, Katja Hueper, Michael P Manns, Heiner Wedemeyer, Elmar Jaeckel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the Alfapump, an automated low-flow pump system for the treatment of refractory ascites (RA) as an alternative for repeated large-volume paracentesis in patients with contraindication for placement of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) or liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 21 consecutive patients with RA and contraindication for a placement of a TIPS, the Alfapump was implanted at Hannover Medical School between December 2012 and May 2016...
May 7, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735822/molecular-characterisation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-using-spa-typing-as-a-diagnostic-tool-in-haryana-india
#17
Gurjeet Singh, Shobha Broor, Priti Agarwal
Background: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the top six most common etiologic agents of nosocomial, community and livestock acquired bacterial infections. These infections although initially were described as a major problem in hospitals have now also become a serious threat in community not only in India but also worldwide. Its prevalence varies depending on the health-care setting, country or a particular region. Thus to better understand the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant S...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731369/tailored-frequency-escalated-primary-prophylaxis-for-severe-haemophilia-a-results-of-the-16-year-canadian-hemophilia-prophylaxis-study-longitudinal-cohort
#18
Brian M Feldman, Georges E Rivard, Paul Babyn, John K M Wu, MacGregor Steele, Man-Chiu Poon, Robert T Card, Sara J Israels, Nicole Laferriere, Kulwant Gill, Anthony K Chan, Manuel Carcao, Robert J Klaassen, Stephanie Cloutier, Victoria E Price, Saunya Dover, Victor S Blanchette
BACKGROUND: Severe haemophilia A has high morbidity, and treatment, while effective, is very expensive. We report the 16-year follow-up of the Canadian Hemophilia Prophylaxis Study, which examined the effectiveness of tailored frequency-escalated primary prophylaxis with a focus on health outcomes within the domains of body structures and functions, and activities and participation (according to the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health [WHO-ICF] framework) and a view to reducing consumption of costly clotting factor, which accounts for more than 90% of the cost of care of severe haemophilia...
May 3, 2018: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731084/impact-of-pretransplant-infections-on-clinical-course-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#19
Y J Kim, J H Yoon, S I Kim, H J Choi, J Y Choi, S K Yoon, Y-K You, D-G Kim
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled infections are known to be an absolute contraindication for liver transplantation; however, the posttransplant prognosis of recipients treated for pretransplant infection is unclear. The aim of this study was to analyze pretransplant infections among liver transplant recipients and to determine their impact on posttransplant clinical outcomes. METHODS: This study retrospectively analyzed 357 subjects who had undergone living-donor liver transplantation between January 2008 and May 2014...
May 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728111/emergence-of-multidrug-resistant-providencia-rettgeri-isolates-co-producing-ndm-1-carbapenemase-and-per-1-extended-spectrum-%C3%AE-lactamase-causing-a-first-outbreak-in-korea
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Saeam Shin, Seok Hoon Jeong, Hyukmin Lee, Jun Sung Hong, Min-Jeong Park, Wonkeun Song
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial outbreak due to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae has become serious challenge to patient treatment and infection control. We describe an outbreak due to a multidrug-resistant Providencia rettgeri from January 2016 to January 2017 at a University Hospital in Seoul, Korea. METHODS: A total of eight non-duplicate P. rettgeri isolates were discovered from urine samples from eight patients having a urinary catheter and admitted in a surgical intensive care unit...
May 5, 2018: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
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