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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822403/inpatient-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter-complications-should-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-lines-be-placed-in-the-intensive-care-unit-setting
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Michael Martyak, Ishraq Kabir, Rebecca Britt
Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) are now commonly used for central access in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting; however, there is a paucity of data evaluating the complication rates associated with these lines. We performed a retrospective review of all PICCs placed in the inpatient setting at our institution during a 1-year period from January 2013 to December 2013. These were divided into two groups: those placed at the bedside in the ICU and those placed by interventional radiology in non-ICU patients...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790779/device-associated-healthcare-associated-infections-da-hai-and-the-caveat-of-multiresistance-in-a-multidisciplinary-intensive-care-unit
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Inam Danish Khan, Atoshi Basu, Sheshadri Kiran, Shaleen Trivedi, Priyanka Pandit, Anupam Chattoraj
BACKGROUND: Device-Associated Healthcare-Associated Infections (DA-HAI), including Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), Central-Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI), and Catheter-Related Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), are considered as principal contributors to healthcare hazard and threat to patient safety as they can cause prolonged hospital stay, sepsis, and mortality in the ICU. The study intends to characterize DA-HAI in a tertiary care multidisciplinary ICU of a teaching hospital in eastern India...
July 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789974/beta-lactam-combination-therapy-for-treatment-of-staphylococcus-aureus-and-enterococcus-species-bacteremias-a-summary-and-appraisal-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Rachel Bartash, Priya Nori
Staphylococcal and Enterococcal bacteremias are prevalent in hospitalized, or recently instrumented patients, and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. They are often difficult to treat due to the pathogenicity of the organisms, poor response to antibiotics, and increasing development of multidrug resistance. Therefore, there has been increasing interest in combination therapy for treatment of these infections. This review aims to summarize and assess the evidence supporting combination beta-lactam therapy for both Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus species blood stream infections...
August 5, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782651/emergence-of-dalbavancin-non-susceptible-vancomycin-intermediate-staphylococcus-aureus-visa-after-treatment-of-mrsa-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-with-a-dalbavancin-and-vancomycin-containing-regimen
#4
Brian J Werth, Rupali Jain, Andrew Hahn, Lisa Cummings, Tatiana Weaver, Adam Waalkes, Dhruba Sengupta, Stephen J Salipante, Robert M Rakita, Susan M Butler-Wu
OBJECTIVES: Dalbavancin is a long-acting lipoglycopeptide with activity against Gram-positives, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA). The potential for lipoglycopeptides, with half-lives greater than one-week, to select for resistance is unknown. Here we explore a case of MRSA central line-associated blood stream infection in which dalbavancin and vancomycin non-susceptibility emerged in a urine isolate collected after the patient was treated with vancomycin and dalbavancin sequentially...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777420/procalcitonin-level-as-a-surrogate-for-catheter-related-blood-stream-infection-among-hemodialysis-patients
#5
Mahmoud Hamada Imam, Eman Gamal
INTRODUCTION: Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is a frequent complication among hemodialysis patients who usually are presented with nonspecific signs such as fever, rigors, and hypotension. Blood culture will take up to 5 days and antimicrobials will be started. Procalcitonin (PCT) is a valid marker in sepsis. Our goal in this study is to evaluate its usefulness as a diagnostic marker in detecting CRBSI among hemodialysis patients who present with suspected CRBSI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-one hemodialysis patients with suspected CRBSI were enrolled in this study...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777198/nosocomial-infections-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-incidence-etiology-and-impacton-patients-outcome
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Giacomo Grasselli, Vittorio Scaravilli, Stefano Di Bella, Stefano Biffi, Michela Bombino, Nicolò Patroniti, Luca Bisi, Anna Maria Peri, Antonio Pesenti, Andrea Gori, Laura Alagna
OBJECTIVE: To study incidence, type, etiology, risk factors, and impact on outcome of nosocomial infections during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data. SETTING: Italian tertiary referral center medical-surgical ICU. PATIENTS: One hundred five consecutive patients who were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation from January 2010 to November 2015...
August 2, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768269/a-potential-role-for-the-nod1-variant-rs6958571-in-gram-positive-blood-stream-infection-in-elbw-infants
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Venkatesh Sampath, Neil Mulrooney, Aloka L Patel, Jonathan Cohen, Liyun Zhang, Jeffery Garland, Pascal M Lavoie, John Dagle, Pippa Simpson
BACKGROUND: The genetic basis of sepsis susceptibility in preterm infants remains understudied. Herein, we investigated the nucleotide binding-oligomerization domain (NOD)-like receptor (NLR) family of immune receptors as putative loci for preterm sepsis susceptibility. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in NLR genes are associated with blood stream infections (BSI) in premature infants. METHODS: An international cohort of infants with gestational age (GA) <35 weeks were genotyped for SNPs in the ATG16L1, CARD8, NLRP3, NOD2, and NOD1 genes...
August 3, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768249/paediatric-home-parenteral-nutrition-in-the-czech-republic-and-its-development-multicentre-retrospective-study-1995-2011
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Jitka Stýblová, Jana Kalousová, Miroslava Adamcová, Kateřina Bajerová, Jiří Bronský, Filip Fencl, Eva Karásková, Petra Keslová, Jan Melek, Oldřich Pozler, Václav Sebroň, Astrid Šuláková, Jana Tejnická, Peter Tláskal, Ladislav Tomášek, Barbora Vlková, Peter Szitányi
BACKGROUND: Treatment quality and outcomes of paediatric home parenteral nutrition (HPN) program during its development in the Czech Republic. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients receiving HPN from May 1995 till June 2011. RESULTS: Sixty-six patients were treated in 8 centres. In 48 patients, long-term PN began in the first year of life and in 35 of them in the first month. Sixty children had gastrointestinal and 6 had non-gastrointestinal disease...
July 29, 2017: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747367/rapid-detection-of-bacillus-anthracis-blood-stream-infections-using-a-novel-assay-in-the-genexpert-system
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Padmapriya P Banada, Srinidhi Deshpande, Riccardo Russo, Eric Singleton, Darshini Shah, Bhavana Patel, Michele Burday, Ranie Koshy, Qing Wang, Martin Jones, Alexander Gall, Sergey Lokhov, Robert Kwiatkowski, David Persing, Nancy Connell, David Alland
BACKGROUND.Bacillus anthracis is a tier1 select agent with the potential to quickly cause severe disease. Rapid identification of this pathogen may accelerate treatment and reduce mortality in the event of a bioterrorism attack. We developed a rapid and sensitive assay to detect B. anthracis bacteremia using a system that is suitable for point of care testing.METHODS. A filter-based cartridge that included both sample processing and PCR amplification functions was loaded with all reagents needed for sample processing and multiplex nested PCR...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745951/preventing-bloodstream-infection-in-iv-therapy
#10
Kevin Hugill
Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are one cause of preventable harm to patients, and are a clinical, political and economic concern. Vascular access, via a peripheral or central vascular device, is a routine experience for most patients receiving hospital care and is increasingly commonplace in health care at home. Because it is so common, ensuring safe vascular access is an essential focus for all health professionals. All vascular access procedures are invasive, regardless of patient group, therapeutic rationale, the device used, route and site of insertion and particular technique...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737483/tissue-lesions-due-to-spirorchiid-eggs-in-a-loggerhead-turtle-caretta-caretta-linnaeus-1758-from-brazil-the-first-report-outside-of-the-usa
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Rachel Bittencourt Ribeiro, Hassan Jerdy, Raphael Mansur Medina, Mariah Bianchi, Max Werneck, Eulógio Carvalho
Spirorchiids (family Spirorchiidae Stunkard 1921) are a group of flukes that inhabit the circulatory system of turtles. Infection by members of the family Spirorchiidae involves egg deposition in the host blood stream, accumulation in tissues, which cause inflammatory reactions and embolisms, leading or contributing to the death of the host. Reports of Spirorchiids eggs lesions on loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta Linnaeus, 1758) were observed only in the USA hosts. In the present report a female loggerhead sea turtle was found dead on the beach in north State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713277/does-the-strategy-of-risk-group-testing-for-hepatitis-c-hit-the-target
#12
Mirjana R Jovanovic, Aleksandar Miljatovic, Laslo Puskas, Slobodan Kapor, Dijana L Puskas
In the European Union, it is estimated that there are 5.5 million individuals with chronic infection of hepatitis C. Intravenous drug abuse is undoubtedly the key source of the hepatitis C epidemic in Europe and the most efficient mode of transmission of HCV infections (primarily due to short incubation time, but also because the virus is introduced directly into the blood stream with the infected needle). Potentially high-risk and vulnerable populations in Europe (and the world) include immigrants, prisoners, sex workers, men having sex with men, individuals infected with HIV, psychoactive substance users etc...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709731/evaluation-of-rapid-phenotypic-identification-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing-in-a-pediatric-oncology-center
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J N Brazelton de Cárdenas, Y Su, A Rodriguez, C Hewitt, L Tang, C D Garner, R T Hayden
Identification (ID) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) remain rate limiting steps in producing actionable data for clinical care of bloodstream infections. Rapid, automated phenotypic ID and AST by fluorescent in situ hybridization and automated microscopy were used to characterize blood stream infections in a predominantly pediatric oncology patient population. Results were compared to standard of care (SOC) phenotypic methods. The Accelerate Pheno System (AXDX) had a sensitivity of 91.2% and an accuracy of 100% to the genus level for identification, and an overall categorical agreement 91...
June 23, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698779/bacterial-blood-stream-infections-negatively-impact-on-outcome-of-patients-treated-with-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-6-years-single-centre-experience
#14
Michele Malagola, Bendetta Rambaldi, Giuseppe Ravizzola, Chiara Cattaneo, Erika Borlenghi, Nicola Polverelli, Alessandro Turra, Enrico Morello, Cristina Skert, Valeria Cancelli, Federica Cattina, Giorgio Giannetta, Simona Bernardi, Simone Perucca, Camillo Almici, Aldo Roccaro, Liana Signorini, Roberto Stellini, Francesco Castelli, Arnaldo Caruso, Domenico Russo
BACKGROUND: Blood stream infections (BSIs) represent a major complication of allo-SCT and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality during and after bone marrow aplasia. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to describe the incidence and outcome of BSIs in a cohort of patients submitted to allo-SCT, in order to track changes of the epidemiology and bacteria resistance. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the microbiological data of 162 patients allotransplanted in Brescia University Hospital, over a period of 6 years...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697050/transfusion-requirement-in-burn-care-evaluation-tribe-a-multicenter-randomized-prospective-trial-of-blood-transfusion-in-major-burn-injury
#15
Tina L Palmieri, James H Holmes, Brett Arnoldo, Michael Peck, Bruce Potenza, Amalia Cochran, Booker T King, William Dominic, Robert Cartotto, Dhaval Bhavsar, Nathan Kemalyan, Edward Tredget, Francois Stapelberg, David Mozingo, Bruce Friedman, David G Greenhalgh, Sandra L Taylor, Brad H Pollock
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to compare outcomes of a restrictive to a liberal red cell transfusion strategy in 20% or more total body surface area (TBSA) burn patients. We hypothesized that the restrictive group would have less blood stream infection (BSI), organ dysfunction, and mortality. BACKGROUND: Patients with major burns have major (>1 blood volume) transfusion requirements. Studies suggest that a restrictive blood transfusion strategy is equivalent to a liberal strategy...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687213/prevention-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections
#16
REVIEW
Taison Bell, Naomi P O'Grady
Central venous catheters (CVCs) are commonly used in critically ill patients and offer several advantages to peripheral intravenous access. However, indwelling CVCs have the potential to lead to bloodstream infections, with the risk increasing with an array of characteristics, such as catheter choice, catheter location, insertion technique, and catheter maintenance. Evidence-based guidelines have led to a significant reduction in the incidence of bloodstream infections associated with CVCs. The combination of guideline implementation and newer technologies has the potential to further reduce morbidity and mortality from infections related to CVCs...
September 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681820/changing-epidemiology-of-coagulase-negative-staphylococci-in-normal-flora-of-skin
#17
Vikas Gautam, Nandini Sethuraman, Ramanpreet Kaur, Suchet Sachdev, Neelam Marwaha, Pallab Ray
Coagulase negative staphylococci (CoNS) have recently emerged as important pathogens causing nosocomial blood stream infections. To evaluate the prevalence of CoNS in cutaneous normal flora, skin swabs were collected from voluntary blood donors and processed for culture and identification using matrix assisted laser desorption ionisation-time of flight (MALDI-TOF). CoNS were isolated from 96% of blood donors, most commonly Staphylococcus hominis (86%), followed by Staphylococcus epidermidis (22%) and Staphylococcus haemolyticus (9%)...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681025/candidemia-in-patients-with-prolonged-fever-in-kashan-iran
#18
R Razzaghi, M Momen-Heravi, M Erami, M Nazeri
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Candida species are considered a common cause of fungal blood stream infections, which are associated with considerable mortality and morbidity rates, especially in the admitted and immunocompromised patients. Despite the increase in new and available antifungal agents, the emergence of resistant strains is growing. Regarding this, the aim of the present study was to assess the fungal epide-miology of candidemia and the antifungal susceptibility patterns against five current antifungal agents among the patients with prolonged fever, who were admitted to Beheshti Educational Hospital, Kashan, Iran...
September 2016: Advances in Medical Mycology (Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671616/incidence-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-critically-ill-children-undergoing-mechanical-ventilation-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit
#19
Ali Amanati, Abdollah Karimi, Alireza Fahimzad, Ahmad Reza Shamshiri, Fatemeh Fallah, Alireza Mahdavi, Mahshid Talebian
BACKGROUND: Among hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in children, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common after blood stream infection (BSI). VAP can prolong length of ventilation and hospitalization, increase mortality rate, and directly change a patient's outcome in Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU). OBJECTIVES: The research on VAP in children is limited, especially in Iran; therefore, the identification of VAP incidence and mortality rate will be important for both clinical and epidemiological implications...
July 3, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669799/comparison-of-dna-extraction-methods-used-to-detect-bacterial-and-yeast-dna-from-spiked-whole-blood-by-real-time-pcr
#20
Libera M Dalla-Costa, Luis G Morello, Danieli Conte, Luciane A Pereira, Jussara K Palmeiro, Altair Ambrosio, Dayane Cardozo, Marco A Krieger, Sonia M Raboni
Sepsis is the leading cause of death in intensive care units (ICUs) worldwide and its diagnosis remains a challenge. Blood culturing is the gold standard technique for blood stream infection (BSI) identification. Molecular tests to detect pathogens in whole blood enable early use of antimicrobials and affect clinical outcomes. Here, using real-time PCR, we evaluated DNA extraction using seven manual and three automated commercially available systems with whole blood samples artificially contaminated with Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Candida albicans, microorganisms commonly associated with BSI...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
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