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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420365/social-determinants-of-antibiotic-misuse-a-qualitative-study-of-community-members-in-haryana-india
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Anna K Barker, Kelli Brown, Muneeb Ahsan, Sharmila Sengupta, Nasia Safdar
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic resistance is a global public health crisis. In India alone, multi-drug resistant organisms are responsible for over 58,000 infant deaths each year. A major driver of drug resistance is antibiotic misuse, which is a pervasive phenomenon worldwide. Due to a shortage of trained doctors, access to licensed allopathic doctors is limited in India's villages. Pharmacists and unlicensed medical providers are commonly the primary sources of healthcare. Patients themselves are also key participants in the decision to treat an illness with antibiotics...
April 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405941/public-knowledge-and-behaviours-concerning-antibiotic-use-and-resistance-in-france-a-cross-sectional-survey
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Béatrice Demoré, Lucie Mangin, Gianpiero Tebano, Céline Pulcini, Nathalie Thilly
PURPOSE: To evaluate knowledge and behaviours concerning antibiotics and bacterial resistance in the French population, and to identify the socio-demographic factors associated with a high level of such knowledge and appropriate behaviours. METHODS: A survey of the general population was conducted in 2015 in northeast France. The 44-item standardized questionnaire used comprised three parts, focusing on the assessment of knowledge, behaviours, and the collection of main socio-demographic characteristics of respondents (gender, age, having children, education level, and profession)...
April 12, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405868/droplet-based-non-faradaic-impedance-sensors-for-assessment-of-susceptibility-of-escherichia-coli-to-ampicillin-in-60-min
#3
Aida Ebrahimi, Muhammad A Alam
Direct antibiotic susceptibility tests (AST) are essential for rapid detection of bacterial infection and administration of appropriate antibiotics. Conventional AST systems are usually slow as they rely on cell growth for an indirect assessment of antibiotics' effectiveness. Therefore, a faster method is desirable, especially for emergency cases. In this work, we studied the performance of label-free, droplet-based impedance sensors for rapid characterization of the effects of ampicillin (Amp) on Escherichia coli...
June 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403899/hepato-bronchial-fistula-secondary-to-perforated-sigmoid-diverticulitis-a-case-report
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Jun Sunny Yin, Shaylan Govind, Daniele Wiseman, Richard Inculet, Raymond Kao
BACKGROUND: Patients with diverticulitis are predisposed to hepatic abscesses via seeding through the portal circulation. Hepatic abscesses are well-documented sequelae of diverticulitis, however instances of progression to hepato-bronchial fistulization are rare. We present a case of diverticulitis associated with hepatic abscess leading to hepato-bronchial fistulization, which represents a novel disease course not yet reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 61-year-old Caucasian man presented with a history of unintentional weight loss and dyspnea both at rest and with exertion...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392809/in-vitro-susceptibility-of-mycobacterium-ulcerans-isolates-to-selected-antimicrobials
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Enid Owusu, Mercy J Newman, Kwesi K Addo, Phyllis Addo
Background. The current definitive treatment of Buruli ulcer with antibiotics makes the issue of antimicrobial drug resistance an unavoidable one. This is as a result of drug misuse by health personnel and patients' noncompliance to treatment regimen. Monitoring of these factors and screening for new effective antimicrobials are crucial to effective management of Buruli ulcer disease. This study therefore investigated the inhibitory activity of some antibiotics against isolates of Mycobacterium ulcerans. Methods...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388387/treating-helicobacter-pylori-effectively-while-minimizing-misuse-of-antibiotics
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REVIEW
Akiko Shiotani, Hong Lu, Maria Pina Dore, David Y Graham
Experts now recommend that all Helicobacter pylori infections be eradicated unless there are compelling reasons not to. As with other infectious diseases, effective therapy should be based on susceptibility.
April 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388301/procalcitonin-biomarker-algorithm-reduces-antibiotic-prescriptions-duration-of-therapy-and-costs-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-comparison-in-the-netherlands-germany-and-the-united-kingdom
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Marloes E van der Maas, Gertjan Mantjes, Lotte M G Steuten
Antibiotics are often recommended as treatment for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations. However, not all COPD exacerbations are caused by bacterial infections and there is consequently considerable misuse and overuse of antibiotics among patients with COPD. This poses a severe burden on healthcare resources such as increased risk of developing antibiotic resistance. The biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) displays specificity to distinguish bacterial inflammations from nonbacterial inflammations and may therefore help to rationalize antibiotic prescriptions...
April 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378802/histones-from-avian-erythrocytes-exhibit-antibiofilm-activity-against-methicillin-sensitive-and-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Megan Rose-Martel, Garima Kulshreshtha, Nahom Ahferom Berhane, Joelle Jodoin, Maxwell T Hincke
Staphylococcus aureus, a human pathogen associated with many illnesses and post-surgical infections, can resist treatment due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains and through biofilm formation. The current treatments for chronic biofilm infections are antibiotics and/or surgical removal of the contaminated medical device. Due to higher morbidity and mortality rates associated with overuse/misuse of antibiotics, alternate treatments are essential. This study reports the antibiofilm activity of avian erythrocyte histones against methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
April 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377653/clinical-and-radiological-evaluation-of-turmeric-powder-as-a-pulpotomy-medicament-in-primary-teeth-an-in-vivo-study
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Rajiv N Purohit, Manohar Bhatt, Kanchan Purohit, Jitendra Acharya, Rajesh Kumar, Rakesh Garg
Many plants with biological and antimicrobiological properties have been studied since there has been a relevant increase in the incidence of antibiotic overuse and misuse. In dentistry, phytomedicines have been used as anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, analgesic, and sedative agents. Turmeric is used extensively in foods for its flavor and color, as well as having a long tradition of use in the Chinese and Ayurvedic systems of medicine, particularly as an anti-inflammatory and for the treatment of flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, hematuria, hemorrhage, and colic...
January 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353451/the-prevalence-and-resistance-patterns-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kosovo
#10
Greta Lila, Gjyle Mulliqi-Osmani, Rrezarta Bajrami, Arsim Kurti, Elvir Azizi, Lul Raka
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative bacterium that continues to a leading cause of opportunistic nosocomial infections. The rapid increase in drug resistance in clinical isolates of this pathogen is a worldwide concern. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution rate, prevalence and resistance patterns of P. aeruginosa in clinical specimens from the University Clinical Centre of Kosovo (UCCK). During a three-year period, 553 P. aeruginosa isolates were collected from patients admitted to a variety of UCCK units...
March 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352463/pervasive-antibiotic-misuse-in-the-cambodian-community-antibiotic-seeking-behaviour-with-unrestricted-access
#11
Chhorvoin Om, Frances Daily, Erika Vlieghe, James C McLaughlin, Mary-Louise McLaws
BACKGROUND: Antibiotic misuse is widespread in resource-limited countries such as Cambodia where the burden of infectious diseases is high and access to antibiotics is unrestricted. We explored healthcare seeking behaviour related to obtaining antibiotics and drivers of antibiotic misuse in the Cambodian community. METHODS: In-depth interviews were held with family members of patients being admitted in hospitals and private pharmacies termed pharmacy attendants in the catchment areas of the hospitals...
2017: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352160/prospective-study-on-the-overuse-of-blood-test-guided-antibiotics-on-patients-with-acute-diarrhea-in-primary-hospitals-of-china
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Xinghui Liu, Xueke Tong, Liyin Jin, Minghao Ha, Feng Cao, Fengxia Xu, Yongbin Chi, Denghai Zhang, Limin Xu
BACKGROUND: Overuse with antibiotics in the treatment of infectious diseases has become a central focus of public health over the years. The aim of this study was to provide an up-to-date evaluation of the blood test-guided antibiotic use on patients with acute diarrhea in primary hospitals of China. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on 330 patients with acute diarrhea in Shanghai, People's Republic of China, from March 2013 to February 2016...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344486/antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-organophosphorus-poisoning-a-study-of-health-and-economic-outcomes
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Asim Priyendu, K E Vandana, Nilima, Muralidhar Varma, Nishitha Prabhu, Alsha Abdul Rahim, Anantha Naik Nagappa
Objective: Organophosphorus poisoning (OPP) is a major concern for developing countries. There are no guidelines for the prophylactic use of antibiotics in the management of OPP which in such critical cases might add to the economic burden of the patients as well as antibiotic resistance. We compared the health and economic outcomes in patients prescribed with prophylactic antibiotics with respect to the patients not prescribed with any antibiotics. Methods: A retrospective observational study was carried out for two years for patients admitted to ICU with OPP...
March 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321087/myelodysplastic-syndrome-diagnosed-on-the-occasion-of-fournier-s-gangrene
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Masaaki Adachi, Kimiyoshi Mitsuhashi, Hiroyuki Matsuda, Junko Watanabe, Katsuya Nakanishi
Fournier's gangrene (FG) is a fulminant infective necrotizing fasciitis, which includes the genital, perineal, and perianal regions. A 77-year-old man had previously been diagnosed as having diabetes mellitus (DM) and was treated with pioglitazone (15 mg) and miglitol (150 mg). He developed sudden perineal discomfort, fever with painful penile, and scrotal edema, subsequently leading to urinary retention. According to physical examination and CT scan results for the swollen penis and scrotum, he was diagnosed with FG...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299840/antimicrobial-activity-and-stability-of-protonectin-with-d-amino-acid-substitutions
#15
Shuai Qiu, Ranran Zhu, Yanyan Zhao, Xiaoping An, Fengjing Jia, Jinxiu Peng, Zelin Ma, Yuanyuan Zhu, Jiayi Wang, Jinhuan Su, Qingjun Wang, Hailin Wang, Yuan Li, Kairong Wang, Wenjin Yan, Rui Wang
The misuse and overuse of antibiotics result in the emergence of resistant bacteria and fungi, which make an urgent need of the new antimicrobial agents. Nowadays, antimicrobial peptides have attracted great attention of researchers. However, the low physiological stability in biological system limits the application of naturally occurring antimicrobial peptides as novel therapeutics. In the present study, we synthesized derivatives of protonectin by substituting all the amino acid residues or the cationic lysine residue with the corresponding D-amino acids...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Peptide Science: An Official Publication of the European Peptide Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283872/screening-food-borne-and-zoonotic-pathogens-associated-with-livestock-practices-in-the-sumapaz-region-cundinamarca-colombia
#16
Nelson E Arenas, Diego A Abril, Paola Valencia, Surabhi Khandige, Carlos Yesid Soto, Vilma Moreno-Melo
Hazardous practices regarding antibiotics misuse, unsanitary milking procedures, and the commercial sales of raw milk and unpasteurized dairy products are currently being practiced by livestock farmers in the Sumapaz region (Colombia). The purpose of this study was to screen for food-borne and zoonotic pathogens associated with local livestock practices. We evaluated 1098 cows from 46 livestock farms in the Sumapaz region that were selected by random. Of the total population of cattle, 962 animals (88%) were tested for bovine TB using a caudal-fold tuberculin test and 546 (50%) for brucellosis by a competitive ELISA...
April 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283368/are-the-saudi-parents-aware-of-antibiotic-role-in-upper-respiratory-tract-infections-in-children
#17
Abdulaziz S Alrafiaah, Meaad H Alqarny, Haneen Y Alkubedan, Sulaiman AlQueflie, Aamir Omair
Upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) is considered to be the most common reason for children's visits to emergency departments or outpatient clinics. The misuse and overuse of antibiotics are currently major public health problems worldwide. This study aimed to assess Saudi parents' knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) regarding the use of antibiotics in URTIs in children. This cross-sectional study was conducted in Saudi Arabia using a previously validated questionnaire, which was distributed using Twitter...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265308/the-use-and-misuse-of-antibiotics-in-urology
#18
Martin A Koyle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261101/evaluation-of-the-antibacterial-effects-of-flavonoid-combination-from-the-leaves-of-dracontomelon-dao-by-microcalorimetry-and-the-quadratic-rotary-combination-design
#19
Yang Li, Houlin Xia, Mingquan Wu, Jiabo Wang, Xiaohua Lu, Shizhang Wei, Kun Li, Lifu Wang, Ruilin Wang, Pan Zhao, Yanling Zhao, Xiaohe Xiao
Skin infectious disease is a common public health problem due to the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria caused by the antibiotic misuse. Dracontomelon dao (Blanco) Merr. et Rolfe, a traditional Chinese medicine, has been used for the treatment of various skin infectious diseases over 1000 of years. Previous reports have demonstrated that the leaves of D. dao present favorable antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Bacillus subtitles. The flavonoids are the main components of the ethyl acetate extract of D...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255093/what-drives-inappropriate-antibiotic-dispensing-a-mixed-methods-study-of-pharmacy-employee-perspectives-in-haryana-india
#20
Anna K Barker, Kelli Brown, Muneeb Ahsan, Sharmila Sengupta, Nasia Safdar
OBJECTIVES: There are only 0.70 licensed physicians per 1000 people in India. Thus, pharmacies are a primary source of healthcare and patients often seek their services directly, especially in village settings. However, there is wide variability in a pharmacy employee's training, which contributes to inappropriate antibiotic dispensing and misuse. These practices increase the risk of antibiotic resistance and poor patient outcomes. This study seeks to better understand the factors that drive inappropriate antibiotic dispensing among pharmacy employees in India's village communities...
March 2, 2017: BMJ Open
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