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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882253/candida-glabrata-pneumonia-in-a-patient-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Onur Yazici, Mustafa Cortuk, Hasan Casim, Erdogan Cetinkaya, Ali Mert, Ali Ramazan Benli
Pneumonia remains an important cause of morbidity and mortality among infectious diseases. Streptococcus pneumoniae and viruses are the most common cause of pneumonia. Candidiasis in such patients has been associated with haemodialysis, fungal colonization, exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics, intensive care unit (ICU) hospitalization, and immunocompromised patients. The most common cause of infection is C. albicans. The case presented here is of a 66-year-old male patient diagnosed with C. glabrata. The patient suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879561/late-therapeutic-intervention-with-antibiotics-and-fluid-resuscitation-allows-for-a-prolonged-disease-course-with-high-survival-in-a-severe-murine-model-of-sepsis
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Allison M Steele, Marlene E Starr, Hiroshi Saito
Current animal models of sepsis often incorporate antibiotics to be consistent with clinical standards for treatment of patients in the ICU. However, such experimental intervention is commonly initiated very early after infectious insult, which likely blunts the progression of systemic inflammation and downstream pathology. The objective of this study was to establish an animal model of sepsis with delayed therapeutic intervention, allowing a longer disease course and downstream pathology, but still resulting in a high survival rate...
November 22, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867249/elevated-omentin-serum-levels-predict-long-term-survival-in-critically-ill-patients
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Mark Luedde, Fabian Benz, Jennifer Niedeggen, Mihael Vucur, Hans-Joerg Hippe, Martina E Spehlmann, Florian Schueller, Sven Loosen, Norbert Frey, Christian Trautwein, Alexander Koch, Tom Luedde, Frank Tacke, Christoph Roderburg
Introduction. Omentin, a recently described adipokine, was shown to be involved in the pathophysiology of inflammatory and infectious diseases. However, its role in critical illness and sepsis is currently unknown. Materials and Methods. Omentin serum concentrations were measured in 117 ICU-patients (84 with septic and 33 with nonseptic disease etiology) admitted to the medical ICU. Results were compared with 50 healthy controls. Results. Omentin serum levels of critically ill patients at admission to the ICU or after 72 hours of ICU treatment were similar compared to healthy controls...
2016: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864622/how-obesity-impacts-outcomes-of-infectious-diseases
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A Atamna, A Elis, E Gilady, L Gitter-Azulay, J Bishara
Obesity is associated with co-morbidities and increased risk of acquiring infections with worse outcomes. Paradoxically, a few studies indicate that obesity may have a decreased mortality in hospitalized patients with pneumonia. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on short-term all-cause mortality and clinical outcomes among hospitalized adults with pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, and bacteremia. The study cohort included 1437 consecutive patients who were admitted with infectious disease including pneumonia (717), urinary tract infection (506), bacteremia (69), and skin and soft tissue infections (145), and hospitalized in internal medical departments, during 2013-2015...
November 18, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858243/the-value-of-specialist-care-infectious-disease-specialist-referrals-why-and-for-whom-a-retrospective-cohort-study-in-a-french-tertiary-hospital
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M Sasikumar, S Boyer, A Remacle-Bonnet, B Ventelou, P Brouqui
This study evaluated the impact of infectious disease (ID) specialist referrals on outcomes in a tertiary hospital in France. This study tackled methodological constraints (selection bias, endogeneity) using instrumental variables (IV) methods in order to obtain a quasi-experimental design. In addition, we investigated whether certain characteristics of patients have a bearing on the impact of the intervention. We used the payments database and ID department files to obtain data for adults admitted with an ID diagnosis in the North Hospital, Marseille from 2012 to 2014...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852357/a-multifaceted-approach-to-reduction-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit-with-an-emphasis-on-stewardship-of-culturing
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Katherine M Mullin, Christopher S Kovacs, Cynthia Fatica, Colette Einloth, Elizabeth A Neuner, Jorge A Guzman, Eric Kaiser, Venu Menon, Leticia Castillo, Marc J Popovich, Edward M Manno, Steven M Gordon, Thomas G Fraser
BACKGROUND Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are among the most common hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Reducing CAUTI rates has become a major focus of attention due to increasing public health concerns and reimbursement implications. OBJECTIVE To implement and describe a multifaceted intervention to decrease CAUTIs in our ICUs with an emphasis on indications for obtaining a urine culture. METHODS A project team composed of all critical care disciplines was assembled to address an institutional goal of decreasing CAUTIs...
November 17, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843912/are-intensive-cares-worthwhile-for-breast-cancer-patients-the-experience-of-an-oncological-icu
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Virginie Destrebecq, Ameye Lieveke, Thierry Berghmans, Marianne Paesmans, Jean-Paul Sculier, Anne-Pascale Meert
PURPOSE: One among seven women will present with breast cancer for which major therapeutic advances led to a significant increase in survival and cure rates. During or after cancer treatment, severe complications may occur requiring admission in intensive care unit (ICU). Intensivists could be reluctant for accepting cancer patients in the ICU, and there are very few data about causes of admission and prognosis of patients with breast cancer admitted in the ICU for an acute complication...
2016: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770536/important-aspect-of-health-care-associated-infections-in-georgia-with-the-focus-on-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-review
#8
T Akhvlediani, N Akhvlediani, T Kuchuloria
Health care associated infections are the most frequent adverse event accompanying healthcare delivery worldwide. Of these, respiratory tract infections, including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), have been recognized as the most common infections in acute hospitals. Sparse anecdotal and epidemiologic data from intensive care units (ICU) and infectious diseases physicians, as well as several publications in this field, suggest that the etiology of VAP in Georgia is most likely Klebsiella pneumoniae. This review article discusses the challenges of infection control in the Georgian health care system, with a focus on VAP...
September 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713889/right-first-time
#9
Emine Alp
Septic shock is still a lethal disease in intensive care units (ICU). The mortality can exceed 40% even with therapeutic management. The high mortality is clearly associated with the delay of appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Early diagnosis and identification of infectious source is the mainstay of optimal therapeutic management. On the other hand, source control and optimize antibiotic dosing according to pharmacokinetics (PK)/pharmacodynamics (PD) properties of antibiotics and organ dysfunction of patients are required to get the best clinical outcome...
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713887/new-role-of-biomarkers-mid-regional-pro-adrenomedullin-the-biomarker-of-organ-failure
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Francisco Valenzuela-Sánchez, Blanca Valenzuela-Méndez, Juan Francisco Rodríguez-Gutiérrez, Ángel Estella-García, María Ángela González-García
Mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) has a good biomarker profile: its half-life is several hours, and its plasma concentrations can be determined in clinical practice, it is essentially irrelevant, but proportionally represents the levels and activity of adrenomedullin (ADM). ADM synthesis is widely distributed in tissues, including bone, adrenal cortex, kidney, lung, blood vessels and heart. Its fundamental biological effects include vasodilator, positive inotropic, diuretic, natriuretic and bronchodilator...
September 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704024/invasive-aspergillosis-associated-with-severe-influenza-infections
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Nancy F Crum-Cianflone
Background.  Invasive aspergillosis may occur in the setting of severe influenza infections due to viral-induced respiratory epithelium disruption and impaired immune effects, but data are limited. Methods.  A retrospective study was conducted among severe influenza cases requiring medical intensive care unit (ICU) admission at an academic center during the 2015-2016 season. Data collected included respiratory cultures, medical conditions and immunosuppressants, laboratory and radiographic data, and outcomes...
September 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661423/infection-after-orthopaedic-trauma-prevention-and-treatment
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Heather C Yun, Clinton K Murray, Kenneth J Nelson, Michael J Bosse
Trauma to the extremities is disproportionately represented in casualties of recent conflicts, accounting for >50% of injuries sustained during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Infectious complications have been reported in >25% of those evacuated for trauma, and 50% of such patients were treated in the intensive care unit (ICU). Osteomyelitis has been reported in 9% (14% of intensive care unit patients), and deep-wound infection in 27% of type III open-tibia fractures. Infections complicating extremity trauma are frequently caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria and have been demonstrated to lead to failure of limb salvage, unplanned operative take-backs, late amputations, and decreased likelihood of returning to duty...
October 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27638133/management-of-neutropenic-patients-in-the-intensive-care-unit-newborns-excluded-recommendations-from-an-expert-panel-from-the-french-intensive-care-society-srlf-with-the-french-group-for-pediatric-intensive-care-emergencies-gfrup-the-french-society-of-anesthesia
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David Schnell, Elie Azoulay, Dominique Benoit, Benjamin Clouzeau, Pierre Demaret, Stéphane Ducassou, Pierre Frange, Matthieu Lafaurie, Matthieu Legrand, Anne-Pascale Meert, Djamel Mokart, Jérôme Naudin, Frédéric Pene, Antoine Rabbat, Emmanuel Raffoux, Patricia Ribaud, Jean-Christophe Richard, François Vincent, Jean-Ralph Zahar, Michael Darmon
Neutropenia is defined by either an absolute or functional defect (acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome) of polymorphonuclear neutrophils and is associated with high risk of specific complications that may require intensive care unit (ICU) admission. Specificities in the management of critically ill neutropenic patients prompted the establishment of guidelines dedicated to intensivists. These recommendations were drawn up by a panel of experts brought together by the French Intensive Care Society in collaboration with the French Group for Pediatric Intensive Care Emergencies, the French Society of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, the French Society of Hematology, the French Society for Hospital Hygiene, and the French Infectious Diseases Society...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525016/antibiotic-utilization-patterns-in-patients-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-canadian-context
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Tracy Chin, Barry Kushner, Deonne Dersch-Mills, Danny J Zuege
This retrospective cohort study describes the patterns of antibiotic use for the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services. Timing, appropriateness, and duration of antibiotics were evaluated in two hundred consecutive cases of VAP derived from 4 adult intensive care units (ICU). Antibiotic therapy was initiated in less than 24 hours from VAP diagnosis in 83% of cases. Although most patients (89%) received empiric therapy that demonstrated in vitro sensitivity to the identified pathogens, only 24% of cases were congruent with the 2008 Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (AMMI) guidelines...
2016: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506948/acinetobacter-spp-are-associated-with-a-higher-mortality-in-intensive-care-patients-with-bacteremia-a-survival-analysis
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Aline C Q Leão, Paulo R Menezes, Maura S Oliveira, Anna S Levin
BACKGROUND: It has been challenging to determine the true clinical impact of Acinetobacter spp., due to the predilection of this pathogen to colonize and infect critically ill patients, who often have a poor prognosis. The aim of this study was to assess whether Acinetobacter spp. bacteremia is associated with lower survival compared with bacteremia caused by other pathogens in critically ill patients. METHODS: This study was performed at Hospital das Clínicas, University of São Paulo, Brazil...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478080/patients-with-severe-accidental-tetanus-admitted-to-an-intensive-care-unit-in-northeastern-brazil-clinical-epidemiological-profile-and-risk-factors-for-mortality
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Marcus Vinícius Dantas da Nóbrega, Ricardo Coelho Reis, Isabel Cristina Veras Aguiar, Timóteo Vasconcelos Queiroz, Ana Claudia Feitosa Lima, Eanes Delgado Barros Pereira, Raquel Feijó de Araújo Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Tetanus, an acute infectious disease, is highly prevalent worldwide, especially in developing countries. Due to respiratory failure and hemodynamic instability associated with dysautonomia, severe cases require intensive care, but little has been published regarding the management in the Intensive Care Unit. OBJECTIVE: To draw a 10-year clinical-epidemiological profile of Intensive Care Unit patients with severe tetanus, observe their evolution in the Intensive Care Unit and identify risk factors for mortality...
September 2016: Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27448800/management-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-intensive-care-units-a-mixed-methods-study-assessing-barriers-and-facilitators-to-guideline-adherence
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Nasia Safdar, Jackson S Musuuza, Anping Xie, Ann Schoofs Hundt, Matthew Hall, Kenneth Wood, Pascale Carayon
BACKGROUND: Guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America/The American Thoracic Society (IDSA/ATS) provide recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). However, the mere presence of guidelines is rarely sufficient to promote widespread adoption and uptake. Using the Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety (SEIPS) model framework, we undertook a study to understand barriers and facilitators to the adoption of the IDSA/ATS guidelines...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27422492/epico-3-0-recommendations-on-invasive-candidiasis-in-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infection-and-surgical-patients-with-icu-extended-stay
#18
Emilio Maseda, Alejandro H Rodríguez, Gerardo Aguilar, Javier Pemán, Rafael Zaragoza, Ricard Ferrer, Pedro Llinares, Santiago Grau
BACKGROUND: Although in the last decade the management of invasive fungal infections has improved, a number of controversies persist regarding the management of complicated intra-abdominal infection and surgical extended length-of-stay (LOS) patients in intensive care unit (ICU). AIMS: To identify the essential clinical knowledge and elaborate a set of recommendations, with a high level of consensus, necessary for the management of postsurgical patients with complicated intra-abdominal infection and surgical patients with ICU extended stay...
July 13, 2016: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27410912/clinical-characteristics-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-death-among-critically-ill-patients-with-hiv-related-acute-kidney-injury
#19
Leonardo Duarte Sobreira Luna, Douglas de Sousa Soares, Geraldo Bezerra da Silva Junior, Malena Gadelha Cavalcante, Lara Raissa Cavalcante Malveira, Gdayllon Cavalcante Meneses, Eanes Delgado Barros Pereira, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to describe clinical characteristics, outcomes and risk factors for death among patients with HIV-related acute kidney injury (AKI) admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted with HIV-infected AKI patients admitted to the ICU of an infectious diseases hospital in Fortaleza, Brazil. All the patients with confirmed diagnosis of HIV and AKI admitted from January 2004 to December 2011 were included...
July 11, 2016: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358351/synergy-salary-and-satisfaction-benefits-of-training-in-critical-care-medicine-and-infectious-diseases-gleaned-from-a-national-pilot-survey-of-dually-trained-physicians
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Sameer S Kadri, Chanu Rhee, Gabriela Magda, Jeffrey R Strich, Rongman Cai, Junfeng Sun, Brooke K Decker, Naomi P O'Grady
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of physicians are seeking dual training in critical care medicine (CCM) and infectious diseases (ID). Understanding experiences and perceptions of CCM-ID physicians could inform career choices and programmatic innovation. METHODS: All physicians trained and/or certified in both CCM and ID to date in the United States were sent a Web-based questionnaire in 2015. Responses enabled a cross-sectional analysis of physician demographics and training and practice characteristics and satisfaction...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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