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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321572/the-extent-of-environmental-and-body-contamination-through-aerosols-by-hydro-surgical-debridement-in-the-lumbar-spine
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David Putzer, Ricarda Lechner, Debora Coraca-Huber, Astrid Mayr, Michael Nogler, Martin Thaler
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infections occur in 1-6% of spinal surgeries. Effective treatment includes early diagnosis, parenteral antibiotics and early surgical debridement of the wound surface. MATERIALS AND METHODS: On a human cadaver, we executed a complete hydro-surgery debridement including a full surgical setup such as draping. The irrigation fluid was artificially contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538). Surveillance cultures were used to detect environmental and body contamination of the surgical team...
March 20, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254026/the-fate-of-inhaled-antibiotics-after-deposition-in-cystic-fibrosis-how-to-get-drug-to-the-bug
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REVIEW
Aukje C Bos, Kimberly M Passé, Johan W Mouton, Hettie M Janssens, Harm A W M Tiddens
BACKGROUND: Chronic airway infections in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are most often treated with inhaled antibiotics of which deposition patterns have been extensively studied. However, the journey of aerosol particles does not end after deposition within the bronchial tree. OBJECTIVES: To review how local conditions affect the clinical efficacy of antibiotic aerosol particles after deposition in the airways of patients with CF. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched from inception to September 2015...
January 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236797/community-acquired-pneumonia-caused-by-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-critically-ill-patients-systematic-review
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Nuria Carballo, Marta De Antonio-Cuscó, Daniel Echeverría-Esnal, Sonia Luque, Esther Salas, Santiago Grau
INTRODUCTION: Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Despite methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) having often been associated with nosocomial pneumonia, the condition of some MRSA CAP patients is severe enough to warrant their being admitted to ICU. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to conduct a systematic review of the literature on antibiotic treatment of MRSA CAP in critically-ill patients...
March 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223382/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-activity-of-omadacycline-against-two-biothreat-pathogens-bacillus-anthracis-and-yersinia-pestis
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Judith Steenbergen, S Ken Tanaka, Lynda L Miller, Stephanie A Halasohoris, Jeremy R Hershfield
Introduction: The in vitro activity and in vivo efficacy of omadacycline (OMC) were evaluated against the causative pathogens of anthrax and plague, Bacillus anthracis and Yersinia pestis, respectively.Methods: Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of OMC were determined by microbroth dilution according to CLSI guidelines for 30 isolates each of Y. pestis and B. anthracis The in vivo efficacy of omadacycline was studied at a range of dosages in both a post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) murine model of anthrax and plague as well as in a delayed treatment model of inhalational anthrax...
February 21, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187198/two-stable-variants-of-burkholderia-pseudomallei-strain-mshr5848-express-broadly-divergent-in-vitro-phenotypes-associated-with-their-virulence-differences
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A A Shea, R C Bernhards, C K Cote, C J Chase, J W Koehler, C P Klimko, J T Ladner, D A Rozak, M J Wolcott, D P Fetterer, S J Kern, G I Koroleva, S P Lovett, G F Palacios, R G Toothman, J A Bozue, P L Worsham, S L Welkos
Burkholderia pseudomallei (Bp), the agent of melioidosis, causes disease ranging from acute and rapidly fatal to protracted and chronic. Bp is highly infectious by aerosol, can cause severe disease with nonspecific symptoms, and is naturally resistant to multiple antibiotics. However, no vaccine exists. Unlike many Bp strains, which exhibit random variability in traits such as colony morphology, Bp strain MSHR5848 exhibited two distinct and relatively stable colony morphologies on sheep blood agar plates: a smooth, glossy, pale yellow colony and a flat, rough, white colony...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184305/once-daily-aerosolised-tobramycin-in-adult-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-in-the-management-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-chronic-infection
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Marco Mantero, Andrea Gramegna, Giovanna Pizzamiglio, Alice D'Adda, Paolo Tarsia, Francesco Blasi
It is estimated that about 60-70% of Cystic Fibrosis patients develop Pseudomonas aeruginosa chronic infection, with progressive loss of lung function, as well as increased antibiotic resistance and mortality. The current strategy is to maintain lung function by chronic suppressive antipseudomonas antibiotic therapy. Tobramycin inhalation solution was the first approved aerosolised antibiotic to be used against P. aeruginosa; inhalatory tobramycin frequency of administration is twice daily and inhalation time is estimated to be 15 to 20 min...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177960/innate-immune-response-to-burkholderia-mallei
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Kamal U Saikh, Tiffany M Mott
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Burkholderia mallei is a facultative intracellular pathogen that causes the highly contagious and often the fatal disease, glanders. With its high rate of infectivity via aerosol and recalcitrance toward antibiotics, this pathogen is considered a potential biological threat agent. This review focuses on the most recent literature highlighting host innate immune response to B. mallei. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies focused on elucidating host innate immune responses to the novel mechanisms and virulence factors employed by B...
February 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166240/involvement-of-multiple-stressors-induced-by-non-thermal-plasma-charged-aerosols-during-inactivation-of-airborne-bacteria
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Nachiket D Vaze, Sin Park, Ari D Brooks, Alexander Fridman, Suresh G Joshi
A lab-scale, tunable, single-filament, point-to-point nonthermal dieletric-barrier discharge (DBD) plasma device was built to study the mechanisms of inactivation of aerosolized bacterial pathogens. The system inactivates airborne antibiotic-resistant pathogens efficiently. Nebulization mediated pre-optimized (4 log and 7 log) bacterial loads were challenged to plasma-charged aerosols, and lethal and sublethal doses determined using colony assay, and cell viability assay; and the loss of membrane potential and cellular respiration were determined using cell membrane potential assay and XTT assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163231/effects-of-storage-conditions-on-the-stability-of-spray-dried-inhalable-bacteriophage-powders
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Sharon S Y Leung, Thaigarajan Parumasivam, Fiona G Gao, Elizabeth A Carter, Nicholas B Carrigy, Reinhard Vehring, Warren H Finlay, Sandra Morales, Warwick J Britton, Elizabeth Kutter, Hak-Kim Chan
This study aimed to develop inhalable powders containing phages active against antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa for pulmonary delivery. A Pseudomonas phage, PEV2, was spray dried into powder matrices comprising of trehalose (0-80%), mannitol (0-80%) and l-leucine (20%). The resulting powders were stored at various relative humidity (RH) conditions (0, 22 and 60% RH) at 4°C. The phage stability and in vitro aerosol performance of the phage powders were examined at the time of production and after 1, 3 and 12 months storage...
February 3, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160023/the-intensive-care-medicine-research-agenda-on-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-antibiotics-and-stewardship
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REVIEW
Marin H Kollef, Matteo Bassetti, Bruno Francois, Jason Burnham, George Dimopoulos, Jose Garnacho-Montero, Jeffrey Lipman, Charles-Edouard Luyt, David P Nicolau, Maarten J Postma, Antonio Torres, Tobias Welte, Richard G Wunderink
PURPOSE: To concisely describe the current standards of care, major recent advances, common beliefs that have been contradicted by recent trials, areas of uncertainty, and clinical studies that need to be performed over the next decade and their expected outcomes with regard to the management of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria, antibiotic use, and antimicrobial stewardship in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. METHODS: Narrative review based on a systematic analysis of the medical literature, national and international guidelines, and expert opinion...
February 4, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159177/microbiology-and-epidemiology-of-legionnaire-s-disease
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REVIEW
Almudena Burillo, María Luisa Pedro-Botet, Emilio Bouza
Legionnaire's disease (LD) is the pneumonic form of legionellosis caused by aerobic gram-negative bacilli of the genus Legionella. Individuals become infected when they inhale aerosolized water droplets contaminated with Legionella species. Forty years after the identification of Legionella pneumophila as the cause of the 1976 pneumonia outbreak in a hotel in Philadelphia, we have non-culture-based diagnostic tests, effective antibiotics, and preventive measures to handle LD. With a mortality rate still around 10%, underreporting, and sporadic outbreaks, there is still much work to be done...
March 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916621/point-should-inhaled-antibiotic-therapy-be-routinely-used-for-the-treatment-of-bacterial-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-in-the-icu-setting-yes
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EDITORIAL
Richard G Wunderink
Routine use of aerosolized antibiotics is the most rational approach to the current treatment dilemmas for severe hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) requiring endotracheal intubation or ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The two main issues for HAP/VAP are inappropriate initial therapy and ineffective therapy for multidrug resistant (MDR) pathogens, particularly gram negative bacilli such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter species. The emergence of extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) and carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have made even common pathogens such as Escherichia coli difficult to treat...
November 22, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890714/a-randomized-trial-of-the-amikacin-fosfomycin-inhalation-system-for-the-adjunctive-therapy-of-gram-negative-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-iasis-trial
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Marin H Kollef, Jean-Damien Ricard, Damien Roux, Bruno Francois, Eleni Ischaki, Zsolt Rozgonyi, Thierry Boulain, Zsolt Ivanyi, Gál János, Denis Garot, Firas Koura, Epaminondas Zakynthinos, George Dimopoulos, Antonio Torres, Wayne Danker, A Bruce Montgomery
BACKGROUND: Clinical failures in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) caused by Gram-negative bacteria are common and associated with substantial morbidity, mortality, and resource utilization. METHODS: We assessed the safety and efficacy of the amikacin fosfomycin inhalation system (AFIS) for the treatment of Gram-negative bacterial VAP in a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel group, phase 2 study between May 2013 and March 2016. We compared standard of care in each arm plus 300 mg amikacin/120 mg fosfomycin or placebo (saline), delivered by aerosol twice daily for 10 days (or to extubation if <10 days) via the investigational eFlow Inline System (PARI GmbH, Germany)...
November 24, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809794/alternative-pre-approved-and-novel-therapies-for-the-treatment-of-anthrax
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REVIEW
Breanne M Head, Ethan Rubinstein, Adrienne F A Meyers
BACKGROUND: Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, is a spore forming and toxin producing rod-shaped bacterium that is classified as a category A bioterror agent. This pathogenic microbe can be transmitted to both animals and humans. Clinical presentation depends on the route of entry (direct contact, ingestion, injection or aerosolization) with symptoms ranging from isolated skin infections to more severe manifestations such as cardiac or pulmonary shock, meningitis, and death...
November 3, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795380/pharmacodynamics-of-aerosolized-fosfomycin-and-amikacin-against-resistant-clinical-isolates-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-and-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-hollow-fiber-infection-model-experimental-basis-for-combination-therapy
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Fekade Bruck Sime, Adam Johnson, Sarah Whalley, Anahi Santoyo-Castelazo, A Bruce Montgomery, Kathie Ann Walters, Jeffrey Lipman, William W Hope, Jason A Roberts
There has been a resurgence of interest in aerosolization of antibiotics for treatment of patients with severe pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant pathogens. A combination formulation of amikacin-fosfomycin is currently undergoing clinical testing although the exposure-response relationships of these drugs have not been fully characterized. The aim of this study was to describe the individual and combined antibacterial effects of simulated epithelial lining fluid exposures of aerosolized amikacin and fosfomycin against resistant clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MICs of 16 mg/liter and 64 mg/liter) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (MICs of 2 mg/liter and 64 mg/liter) using a dynamic hollow-fiber infection model over 7 days...
January 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776446/inhaled-phage-therapy-a-promising-and-challenging-approach-to-treat-bacterial-respiratory-infections
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Elsa Bodier-Montagutelli, Eric Morello, Guillaume L'Hostis, Antoine Guillon, Emilie Dalloneau, Renaud Respaud, Nikita Pallaoro, Hélène Blois, Laurent Vecellio, Jérôme Gabard, Nathalie Heuzé-Vourc'h
Bacterial respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are increasingly difficult to treat due to evolving antibiotic resistance. In this context, bacteriophages (or phages) are part of the foreseen alternatives or combination therapies. Delivering phages through the airways seems more relevant to accumulate these natural antibacterial viruses in proximity to their bacterial host, within the infectious site. Areas covered: This review addresses the potential of phage therapy to treat RTIs and discusses preclinical and clinical results of phages administration in this context...
November 10, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745954/intranasal-delivery-of-a-protein-subunit-vaccine-using-a-tobacco-mosaic-virus-platform-protects-against-pneumonic-plague
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Paul M Arnaboldi, Mariya Sambir, Christina D'Arco, Lauren A Peters, Jos F M L Seegers, Lloyd Mayer, Alison A McCormick, Raymond J Dattwyler
Yersinia pestis, one of history's deadliest pathogens, has killed millions over the course of human history. It has attributes that make it an ideal choice to produce mass casualties and is a prime candidate for use as a biological weapon. When aerosolized, Y. pestis causes pneumonic plague, a pneumonia that is 100% lethal if not promptly treated with effective antibiotics. Currently, there is no FDA approved plague vaccine. The current lead vaccine candidate, a parenterally administered protein subunit vaccine comprised of the Y...
November 11, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716468/potential-microbial-hazards-from-graywater-reuse-and-associated-matrices-a-review
#18
Maya Benami, Osnat Gillor, Amit Gross
Millions of decentralized graywater-reuse systems are operating worldwide. This water is directly accessible to household inhabitants, raising environmental and public health concerns. Graywater may contain a variety of harmful organisms, the types and numbers of which vary with source-type, storage time, and background levels of infection in the community source. In this review, we find that most studies indicate high amounts of microbial pathogens in raw graywater and therefore treatment and disinfection are recommended to lower possible health risks...
September 28, 2016: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708777/cough-impact-beliefs-and-expectations-from-a-national-survey
#19
Roberto W Dal Negro, Massimiliano Mazzolini, Paola Turco, Alessandro Zanasi
BACKGROUND: Cough is one of the most common discomforts affecting general population, which can disrupt subjects' quality of life due to its physical, social, and psychological effects. Aim of the study was to investigate the impact of cough and related beliefs of general population. METHODS: A cross-sectional telephone survey was carried out by means of a specific, validated questionnaire on a representative sample of Italian general population. All the interviews were carried out according to the Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) methodology by expert, professional interviewers...
2016: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27680980/pre-emptive-antibiotic-therapy-to-reduce-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-thinking-outside-the-box
#20
Donald E Craven, Jana Hudcova, Yuxiu Lei, Kathleen A Craven, Ahsan Waqas
Mechanically ventilated, intubated patients are at increased risk for tracheal colonization with bacterial pathogens that may progress to heavy bacterial colonization, ventilator-associated tracheobronchitis (VAT), and/or ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Previous studies report that 10 to 30 % of patients with VAT progress to VAP, resulting in increased morbidity and significant acute and chronic healthcare costs. Several natural history studies, randomized, controlled trials, and a meta-analysis have reported antibiotic treatment for VAT can reduce VAP, ventilator days, length of intensive care unit (ICU) stay, and patient morbidity and mortality...
September 29, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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