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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215914/fecal-carriage-of-mdros-in-a-population-of-lebanese-elderly-dynamics-and-impact-on-bacterial-fitness
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Caren Challita, Elias Dahdouh, Michel Attieh, Iman Dandachi, Elio Ragheb, Roy Taoutel, Carl Tanba, Ziad Daoud
Muti-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) are problematic all over the world, especially in Lebanon. High fecal carriage rates of MDR Enterobacteriaceae were reported from Lebanese nursing homes. Some studies show that MDROs have a fitness cost as compared to sensitive isolates. In this study, the competitive growth of MDR Escherichia coli obtained from fecal samples from elderly is assessed. Fecal swabs from ten elderly patients from a Lebanese nursing home were obtained between June and December, 2015. Isolates were identified by API 20E and antimicrobial susceptibilities were determined...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176132/checking-rounds-for-isolation-precautions-in-the-control-of-multidrug-resistant-organisms-reduction-achieved
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P Barbadoro, E Martini, M G Gioia, R Stoico, S Savini, E Manso, G Serafini, E Prospero, M M D'Errico
The objective of this investigation was to analyze the effectiveness of a quality improvement initiative in limiting the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in the hospital setting. During the period 2011-2013, a multimodal intervention was activated at a tertiary care center in Italy. The intervention included: laboratory-based surveillance, interdisciplinary training sessions, monitoring the adoption of isolation precautions and daily supervision provided by infection control nurses, and a monthly feedback...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995941/outcome-of-bloodstream-infections-among-spinal-cord-injury-patients-and-impact-of-multidrug-resistant-organisms
#3
M Saliba, D Saadeh, F Bouchand, B Davido, C Duran, B Clair, C Lawrence, D Annane, P Denys, J Salomon, L Bernard, A Dinh
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: Our study aimed to describe the outcome of bloodstream infection (BSI) in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients and their associated risk factors for severity and mortality. SETTING: A French University Hospital. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all BSIs occurring in hospitalized SCI patients. We analyzed their outcome and risk factors especially the impact of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs)...
February 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984411/multiple-drug-resistance-in-burn-patients-a-retrospective-study-on-the-impact-of-antibiotic-resistance-on-survival-and-length-of-stay
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Ilse van Langeveld, Robin C Gagnon, Peggie F Conrad, Richard L Gamelli, Brendan Martin, Mashkoor A Choudhry, Michael J Mosier
Despite improvements in early treatment, survival following burn injury remains challenged by sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Additionally, susceptibility to infections and growing antibiotic resistance places burn patients at increased risk for infections with multiple-drug resistant organisms (MDROs). We therefore aimed to evaluate the impact of MDRO infections on survival and hospital length of stay, as well as examine the role of these organisms in the development of complications, such as acute kidney injury, sepsis, and MODS...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956267/intravenous-fosfomycin-back-to-the-future-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-clinical-literature
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B Grabein, W Graninger, J Rodríguez Baño, A Dinh, D B Liesenfeld
OBJECTIVES: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the clinical evidence and usage patterns of intravenous fosfomycin from its development to the present time. METHODS: PubMed, the Cochrane Library and local journals were searched for relevant studies reporting aggregated data of intravenous fosfomycin use in adults and children, with no restrictions regarding study design. Single case reports were excluded. Data were systematically abstracted for all included studies...
December 9, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810070/high-rate-of-multidrug-resistant-organism-colonization-among-patients-hospitalized-overseas-highlights-the-need-for-preemptive-infection-control
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Kayoko Hayakawa, Kazuhisa Mezaki, Yuko Sugiki, Maki Nagamatsu, Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama, Teruo Kirikae, Satoshi Kutsuna, Nozomi Takeshita, Kei Yamamoto, Yuichi Katanami, Norio Ohmagari
We performed 4 years of active screening for multidrug resistant organism (MDRO) colonization among patients with a history of overseas hospitalization. Thirteen (56.5%) of 23 cases were positive for MDROs, which highlights the importance of preemptive infection control to prevent the spread of MDROs in this population.
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810068/current-status-of-personnel-and-infrastructure-resources-for-infection-prevention-and-control-programs-in-the-republic-of-korea-a-national-survey
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Young Kyung Yoon, Sung Eun Lee, Beom Sam Seo, Hyeon Jeong Kim, Jong Hun Kim, Kyung Sook Yang, Min Ja Kim, Jang Wook Sohn
BACKGROUND: There is significant variability in personnel and infrastructural resources for infection prevention and control (IPC) among health care institutions. The aim of this study is to evaluate the current status of individual hospital-based IPC programs in the Republic of Korea (ROK). METHODS: A multicenter cross-sectional survey of 100 hospitals participating in the national surveillance programs for multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in the ROK was conducted in September 2015...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810066/correlations-between-quality-ratings-of-skilled-nursing-facilities-and-multidrug-resistant-urinary-tract-infections
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Azad L Gucwa, Veronika Dolar, Chao Ye, Stephanie Epstein
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine risk factors for the acquisition of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in residents of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). METHODS: Using the informational database provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a retrospective logistic regression was performed on 1,523 urine cultures from 12 SNFs located in Long Island, New York. RESULTS: Of the 1,142 positive urine cultures, Escherichia coli was most prevalent...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784938/gc-ms-analysis-of-bio-active-molecules-derived-from-paracoccus-pantotrophus-fmr19-and-the-antimicrobial-activity-against-bacterial-pathogens-and-mdros
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I Faridha Begum, R Mohankumar, M Jeevan, K Ramani
The present investigation is focused on the study of chemical composition of a bioactive compound derived from a rumen isolate Paracoccus pantotrophus FMR19 using GC-MS and to find out the antibacterial activity of the extracted crude bioactive compounds against multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) and other clinical pathogens. GC-MS analysis revealed that P. pantotrophus FMR19 produced eight major compounds that have been reported to exhibit antimicrobial property. The main components identified from hexane fraction are long chain alkanes, fatty alcohols, fatty acid methyl ester and aromatic hydrocarbons...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745555/multidrug-resistant-organisms-detected-more-than-48-hours-after-hospital-admission-are-not-necessarily-hospital-acquired
#10
Stefan Erb, Reno Frei, Marc Dangel, Andreas F Widmer
BACKGROUND Infections and colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) identified >48 hours after hospital admission are considered healthcare-acquired according to the definition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some may originate from delayed diagnosis rather than true acquisition in the hospital, potentially diluting the impact of infection control programs. In addition, such infections are not necessarily reimbursed in a healthcare system based on the diagnosis-related groups (DRGs)...
January 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27714706/what-s-new-in-multidrug-resistant-pathogens-in-the-icu
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REVIEW
Gabor Zilahi, Antonio Artigas, Ignacio Martin-Loeches
Over the last several decades, antibacterial drug use has become widespread with their misuse being an ever-increasing phenomenon. Consequently, antibacterial drugs have become less effective or even ineffective, resulting in a global health security emergency. The prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) varies widely among regions and countries. The primary aim of antibiotic stewardship programs is to supervise the three most influential factors contributing to the development and transmission of MDROs, namely: (1) appropriate antibiotic prescribing; (2) early detection and prevention of cross-colonization of MDROs; and (3) elimination of reservoirs...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692785/reduced-health-care-associated-infections-in-an-acute-care-community-hospital-using-a-combination-of-self-disinfecting-copper-impregnated-composite-hard-surfaces-and-linens
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Costi D Sifri, Gene H Burke, Kyle B Enfield
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of copper-impregnated composite hard surfaces and linens in an acute care hospital to reduce health care-associated infections (HAIs). METHODS: We performed a quasiexperimental study with a control group, assessing development of HAIs due to multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) and Clostridium difficile in the acute care units of a community hospital following the replacement of a 1970s-era clinical wing with a new wing outfitted with copper-impregnated composite hard surfaces and linens...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671022/prevalence-of-and-factors-associated-with-multidrug-resistant-organism-mdro-colonization-in-3-nursing-homes
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James A McKinnell, Loren G Miller, Raveena Singh, Ken Kleinman, Ellena M Peterson, Kaye D Evans, Tabitha D Dutciuc, Lauren Heim, Adrijana Gombosev, Marlene Estevez, Bryn Launer, Tom Tjoa, Steven Tam, Michael A Bolaris, Susan S Huang
Nursing home residents are at risk for acquiring and transmitting MDROs. A serial point-prevalence study of 605 residents in 3 facilities using random sampling found MDRO colonization in 45% of residents: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, 26%); extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL, 17%); vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE, 16%); carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE, 1%). MDRO colonization was associated with history of MDRO, care needs, incontinence, and catheters...
December 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635025/a-systematic-approach-for-developing-bacteria-specific-imaging-tracers
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Alvaro A Ordonez, Edward A Weinstein, Lauren E Bambarger, Vikram Saini, Yong S Chang, Vincent P DeMarco, Mariah H Klunk, Michael E Urbanowski, Kimberly L Moulton, Allison M Murawski, Supriya Pokkali, Alvin S Kalinda, Sanjay K Jain
: The modern patient is increasingly susceptible to bacterial infections including those due to multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). Noninvasive whole-body analysis with pathogen-specific imaging technologies can significantly improve patient outcomes by rapidly identifying a source of infection and monitoring the response to treatment, but no such technology exists clinically. METHODS: We systematically screened 961 random radiolabeled molecules in silico as substrates for essential metabolic pathways in bacteria, followed by in vitro uptake in representative bacteria-Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and mycobacteria...
January 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27619507/assessment-of-the-overall-and-multidrug-resistant-organism-bioburden-on-environmental-surfaces-in-healthcare-facilities
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Alicia M Shams, Laura J Rose, Jonathan R Edwards, Salvatore Cali, Anthony D Harris, Jesse T Jacob, Anna LaFae, Lisa L Pineles, Kerri A Thom, L Clifford McDonald, Matthew J Arduino, Judith A Noble-Wang
OBJECTIVE To determine the typical microbial bioburden (overall bacterial and multidrug-resistant organisms [MDROs]) on high-touch healthcare environmental surfaces after routine or terminal cleaning. DESIGN Prospective 2.5-year microbiological survey of large surface areas (>1,000 cm2). SETTING MDRO contact-precaution rooms from 9 acute-care hospitals and 2 long-term care facilities in 4 states. PARTICIPANTS Samples from 166 rooms (113 routine cleaned and 53 terminal cleaned rooms). METHODS Using a standard sponge-wipe sampling protocol, 2 composite samples were collected from each room; a third sample was collected from each Clostridium difficile room...
December 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27610300/antibiotic-susceptibility-pattern-and-analysis-of-plasmid-profiles-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-from-human-animal-and-plant-sources
#16
Bamidele Tolulope Odumosu, Olabayo Ajetunmobi, Hannah Dada-Adegbola, Idowu Odutayo
Multidrug resistant organisms (MDROs) constitute a major public health threat globally. Clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa remains one of the most studied MDROs however there is paucity of information regarding the susceptibility of its animal and plants isolates to antipseudomonas drug in Nigeria. From a total of 252 samples consisting of plants, animals and clinical samples, 54, 24 and 22 P. aeruginosa were isolated from vegetables, animals and clinical sources respectively. All the isolates were identified by standard biochemical methods...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590879/epidemiology-of-multidrug-resistant-bacterial-organisms-and-clostridium-difficile-in-german-hospitals-in-2014-results-from-a-nationwide-one-day-point-prevalence-of-329-german-hospitals
#17
Nils-Olaf Huebner, Kathleen Dittmann, Vivien Henck, Christian Wegner, Axel Kramer
BACKGROUND: One important aspect in combatting resistance to antibiotics is to increase the awareness and knowledge by epidemiological studies. We therefore conducted a German-wide point-prevalence survey for multidrug resistant bacterial organisms (MDROs) and Clostridium difficile (CD) to assess the epidemiology and structure quality of infection control in German hospitals. METHOD: 1550 hospitals were asked to participate and to report surveillance data on the prevalence of Methicillin-resistant and Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, VRSA/GRSA), Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis/faecium (VRE), multiresistant strains of Escherichia coli (EC), Klebsiella spp...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27553671/making-infection-prevention-education-interactive-can-enhance-knowledge-and-improve-outcomes-results-from-the-targeted-infection-prevention-tip-study
#18
Evonne Koo, Sara McNamara, Bonnie Lansing, Russell N Olmsted, Ruth Anne Rye, Thomas Fitzgerald, Lona Mody
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess effectiveness of an interactive educational program in increasing knowledge of key infection prevention and control (IPC) principles with emphasis on indwelling device care, hand hygiene, and multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) among nursing home (NH) health care personnel (HCP). METHODS: We conducted a multimodal randomized controlled study involving HCP at 12 NHs. Ten comprehensive and interactive modules covered common IPC topics...
November 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27523304/prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-organisms-in-hospitalized-pediatric-refugees-in-an-university-children-s-hospital-in-germany-2015-2016
#19
Tobias Tenenbaum, Klaus-Peter Becker, Bettina Lange, Anka Martin, Peter Schäfer, Stefan Weichert, Horst Schroten
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) colonizing in pediatric refugees admitted to a University Children Hospital in Germany. DESIGN Retrospective observational study. SETTING General pediatric and pediatric surgery units. PATIENTS In Germany, recommendations for MDRO screening of pediatric refugees were recently published. According to these and institutional recommendations, all hospitalized pediatric refugees were screened for MDROs between October 2015 and March 2016...
November 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514958/reduced-susceptibility-to-chlorhexidine-disinfectant-among-new-delhi-metallo-beta-lactamase-1-positive-enterobacteriaceae-and-other-multidrug-resistant-organisms-report-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-karachi-pakistan
#20
P B Mal, J Farooqi, S Irfan, M A Hughes, E Khan
We analysed susceptibility of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) including New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase-1 positive Enterobacteriaceae to chlorhexidine and compared results to their susceptible counterparts. Susceptibilities of chlorhexidine digluconate in a standard (CHX-S) preparation and two commercial disinfectants containing different CHX concentrations (2% w/v and 4% w/w) were performed. MDROs had narrower range of higher CHX-S minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) as compared to pan-sensitive organisms...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
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